Homepage Update: So come on, come on, get down to Goodison Park!

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  1. Tom Ferguson

    Tom Ferguson Player Valuation: £150k

    Tom Ferguson submitted a new blog post

    So come on, come on, get down to Goodison Park!

    Ronald Koeman’s influence at the blues has been massive from day one.


    Nine months in the hot-seat at Goodison Park and this impressive and formidable man has made it clear – only the best will do.

    The Dutchman won 19 trophies as a player with clubs including Barcelona, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven and he has brought that winning mentality to his managerial career – he’s an absolute perfectionist.

    A goal brings just a glimmer of approval but that defensive slip seconds earlier ensures his face returns to a frown and the fume continues. 1-0 up but not good enough.

    4-0 it was against Hull but Koeman makes no bones about it, it wasn’t the best display and while he will take the points, not the performance. He wants more.

    A true advocate of Nil Satis Nisi Optimum.

    Massive credit goes out to RK for reigniting the indescribable tingling feeling of getting down to Goodison Park for a match day.

    The misery of the vast majority of blues in the 14/15 and 15/16 seasons under the previous management made the top of Spellow Lane an utterly grim place to be.

    A measly four, yes FOUR, home league wins at Goodison between the 3-0 demolishing of Manchester United on April 26, 2015 and the 2-1 win over Bournemouth on April 30 last year was criminal.

    But that’s a distant memory with Koeman at the helm, 10 wins in 15 Premier League games in L4 since his arrival from Southampton has given fans many reasons to be cheerful.

    A huge positive is The Toffees putting away poor sides at home, something they had struggled with in years gone by.

    No plan B created a real nervousness around the crowd which percolated down to the players resulting in sides making Goodison, a once fortress, a soft touch.

    How times have changed, previous beneficiaries Sunderland, West Brom and Hull found their visits pointless, literally.

    Beating these sides are the least a club like Everton should expect, especially at the Grand Old Lady, but the overall improvement and the impetus of new blood in royal blue is exciting and heart-warming.

    With Ronald Koeman at the helm, great times are ahead – and home, sweet home has certainly become that.
  2. COYBL25

    COYBL25 10/11/17 - Still doing a massive jig here Forum Supporter

    Nice one mate x

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  3. COYB

    COYB Player Valuation: £35m

    Nice to see everything going positive
    at the mo well in mate. COYB!!!!
  4. Deulofeumygod

    Deulofeumygod Player Valuation: £15m

    Finally a post giving credit to Ron.
  5. evertony

    evertony Player Valuation: £40m

    Cracking post that mate....summed up my feelings towards the fella exactly
  6. davek

    davek Player Valuation: £70m Forum Supporter

    This will be vaulting material in precisely 12 months.
  7. mikeh72

    mikeh72 Player Valuation: £70m

    As someone who doesn't go to Goodison Park, I really don't think you'll be vaulting anyone.
  8. Shibbywiggles

    Shibbywiggles Player Valuation: £40m

    For any club to be a major force their home must be a fortress. We're getting back to that now in 2017 and it's great to see!
  9. bluestevon

    bluestevon Player Valuation: £70m

    Maybe he cares more about watching and enjoying us win more than he does hoping things go badly so he can prove people wrong on the internet Dave...
  10. bicycleheader

    bicycleheader Te parto la puta cara! Forum Supporter

    I strongly supported our last manager just like you, but if we think some of the Koeman love is a bit o.t.t. for a manager who is doing well but nothing special IMO, then blame for lowering expectations so much goes to our ex-boss and some of those players.
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  11. ClausThomsen

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  12. peteblue

    peteblue Welcome back Wayne

    And we put away that crap Man City team.........
  13. Layne

    Layne victoria extra capi

    Derailed on the first page. Reported and hopefully you'll be banned soon enough.
  14. Groucho

     Groucho Moderator Staff Member

    Come on mate.
  15. davek

    davek Player Valuation: £70m Forum Supporter

    The thing is it's dishonest - dishonest in the sense that it's apparently a celebration of some sort of renaissance - but the undercurrent to it is really a swipe at the previous manager who 'let them down' (because he couldn't keep open the doors to the school of science for more than one season or something).

    Its just another cheap shot at the end of the day.
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