Homepage Article What Have I Done To Deserve This?

Jim Keoghan

Player Valuation: £50k
If karma is true, the idea that bad actions in a previous life are being punished in this one, then clearly, in a past life, I was a complete bugger.



How else can you explain what could occur next May?



There is a possibility on the horizon that by the end of this season, Liverpool will be champions, the Tories under Johnson will be established in power with a comfortable majority, and Everton could be facing a future in the Championship.



If you’re a Socialist and an Evertonian, things have never been bleaker. If you’re a Red and a Tory, it’s like all your Christmases have come at once (and in this instance they are definitely ‘white’ Christmases).



In the past there’s always been hope amongst the darkness. When Thatcher was at her zenith, Everton were being amazing under Kendall. Then, when Everton were deciding to be utter [Poor language removed] in the 90s, along came New Labour to bring an end to eighteen long years of Tory inspired gloom.



Of course, there’s a chance that not all...
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BluePingu

Player Valuation: £1m
A-fricking-men. Apart from serious real life/work/money troubles, which are bad enough, the prospect of living through these troubles under five more years of Tory government and the rs winning everything, while we fall apart and possibly go down, is utterly, utterly depressing.

Anyway, I know politics and football are a poor mix, but in the 80s at school I had four or five die hard rs mates and they were all /turned out to be (working class) tories. Probably still are.
 

Barry Rathbone

Player Valuation: £1.5m
We were created on strict Methodist guidelines meaning enjoyment of simple pleasures were frowned upon. No ale and swearing at the game were part of our initial philosophy helping to cause a boardroom split resulting in then chairman, John Houlding (a renowned brewer desperate to sell his wares at the game) creating the "other lot".

It could be argued they were built to party and we were built to immerse ourselves in misery it certainly turned out that way.
 

WA Toffee

Player Valuation: £35m
Isn't hinsight a wonderful thing. When Mike Walker was appointed, how many Evertonians were devastated? None, he had just finished 3rd with Norwich and had slammed Bayern Munich. He was on his way to becoming an absolute top manager. Of course it didn't work out that way, but at the time he was a great coup for us. Walter Smith had just guided Rangers to 9 league titles in a row and 1 single goal away from a champions league final. That didn't work out either, mainly because the team he built was sold after one season.

Both were failures at Everton, but both were great signings at the time.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing
 

Cels

Player Valuation: £25m
Isn't hinsight a wonderful thing. When Mike Walker was appointed, how many Evertonians were devastated? None, he had just finished 3rd with Norwich and had slammed Bayern Munich. He was on his way to becoming an absolute top manager. Of course it didn't work out that way, but at the time he was a great coup for us. Walter Smith had just guided Rangers to 9 league titles in a row and 1 single goal away from a champions league final. That didn't work out either, mainly because the team he built was sold after one season.

Both were failures at Everton, but both were great signings at the time.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing
Not devastated, but far from happy. I thought we should've pushed hard for Bobby Robson or the like. But I know what you mean.
 

john jako

Player Valuation: £40m
The attempts to beat the swear filter in the article should be admired.

Whatever happens to Everton I’ll still be happy as I’ve got two great kids and a half decent wife. Wouldn’t let it get to you too much.
 

Ciao

Player Valuation: £500k
Sometimes you need to take a step back, undo a lot of things and built a great empire from scratch. I think Everton needs that.
 

Joey66

Player Valuation: £70m
Linking politics to football...thats where i stopped reading.

Everton / Labour
RS / Conservatives...

Dearie dearie me...
Won't read it then.....Religion, politics and football do not mix - plus the mods have a current affairs thread.....
 

Bluebonic

Player Valuation: £20m
football isn't that important though, is it really.

food banks v losing 3 games in a row hmm
There is a weird correlation though, we win 3 on the bounce and I am a happy little goblin, things get bought at Tesco’s and lashed in the food bank donations bin, big issues get bought hand over fist etc.etc. We lose the derby to the RS and I am all “ [Poor language removed] the planet and all who live on it”.
 

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