Player Valuation: £70m
I was best man last Saturday,nothing too odd about that you may think, the last time I was bestowed this dubious "honour" was just before the pandemic, my mate was marrying a girl from Berlin and their were a hundredish guests flown over from the fatherland,I did my speech in my "phonetic"German and then English,worryingly I got a rousing response from the visiting Germans than the English. Anyhow I was asked again to perform these duties,the wedding was due to be held April 2020,but with the pandemic was cancelled four times, anyhow it finally went ahead last Saturday,the venue?Gods own little acre Goodison Park!!the bride and groom both season ticket holders, me and the groom got a taxi from the Crowne Plaza about 10.45am,the service due to start at 11:30am,we get to the Main reception at Goodison,a few pictures, up to the deserted Brian Labone Lounge,my mate downstairs still sorting out the photographer,I check the exit doors to the directors box, open sesame,I'm out there in Goodison,not a sole around just me, down to Blue Bills seat, feet up, alone with my memories, all the games great and horrendous going through my mind all the way back to being five years of age in 1971,was getting a bit emotional at this point, anyhow the tranquility was shattered as a couple of kopite "mates" appeared and I went back inside!!Service went great, reception in Alex Young Lounge,bride and Groom came in to the sirens' great moment!!Speech went well,I was given carte blanche by the groom to rip into the "neighbours"the photographer then appears wants the bride and groom, maid of honour and me for photos pitchsidethrough doors into the inner sanctum, tunnel,wow,imagining me actually going up those stars touching the crest and out on to the pitch, bad news for my mate @allezlesbleus his photo is not in the tunnel anymore,you'll be back allez,photos in the dugout, right next to the pitch, then the manager media areas as we were leaving the photographer says stick your foot on the pitch, was just about to put my right foot down and hears,"nooooooo"an EFC official stopped me in my tracks, felt like a naughty kid, still not quite made the pitch!! been on most other clubs pitches with EFC over the years too, maybes just not to beThe rest of the day went great, smashing day, anyone any other tales of "living the EFC dream"?