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I know in some of your eyes this man can do no wrong but I'm firmly in the WTF does he do camp.

He's meant to put the fire in the players bellies and I've not seen it since the Moyes days (unfortunately), way before Ferguson was brought in.

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45 minutes ago, Lowensda said:

I know in some of your eyes this man can do no wrong but I'm firmly in the WTF does he do camp.

He's meant to put the fire in the players bellies and I've not seen it since the Moyes days (unfortunately), way before Ferguson was brought in.

I think a few have raised this question over time.

It's a valid point.

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1 hour ago, Lowensda said:

I know in some of your eyes this man can do no wrong but I'm firmly in the WTF does he do camp.

He's meant to put the fire in the players bellies and I've not seen it since the Moyes days (unfortunately), way before Ferguson was brought in.

He celebrates goals properly.

He should have gone with the rest of Koeman's coaching staff. 

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14 minutes ago, Shukes said:

Isn’t he the forward coach? Did ok with Lukaku didn’t he, but who’s he got to coach now?

Agreed, I’ve never understood the fixation with Ferguson.  He’s a striker coach not even assistant head coach, all he does is work with the strikers.  Niasse is scoring, DCL looks to not be a finisher, what do you want dunc to do?  Transform some average players into Thierry Henry?  No striking coach does that.  

 

Just something else for the doom and gloom crew to bitch about.

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3 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

Agreed, I’ve never understood the fixation with Ferguson.  He’s a striker coach not even assistant head coach, all he does is work with the strikers.  Niasse is scoring, DCL looks to not be a finisher, what do you want dunc to do?  Transform some average players into Thierry Henry?  No striking coach does that.  

 

Just something else for the doom and gloom crew to bitch about.

For once something I agree with you about mjb!

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I was reading my Everton Autobiography today about 1985; some brilliant stuff cheered me up, but also bought sharply into focus where we are now! Funny bit of trivia I noticed as well; the Bayern game was the highest home attendance that season up until then. The highest previous was in the 3-0 win over......drum roll....Telford in the fifth round of the FA Cup! Shows how highly prized the cup was back then compared to now I think. Also modern fans will be amazed that the Bayern game was "cash at the turnstiles". How things change.

Bayern trainer Udo Lattek said: “Bayern against Everton – that’s really the final. Whoever wins this semi-final will also win the cup.” Captain Klaus Augenthaler said: “My God, that’s a hard draw. For me, Everton are the hardest semi-final opponents

Manager Howard Kendall said: “It’s going to be a tremendous occasion, absolutely electric. I recall the 1970 Goodison clash against another German team, Borussia Moenchengladbach. “There was an unbelievable atmosphere that night and the fans will remember the excitement as we eventually won 4-3 on penalties. I don’t want it to get that tight and hopefully we can finish it.” Everton had only 1,500 seats left when the Box Office opened and it is expected that they will have been sold before kick-off. Admission to all terraces, including the Park End, is by cash at the turnstiles.

IT will go down in history as the greatest Goodison Park clash of modern times. Everton 3 Bayern Munich 1 . . . let the scoreline roll off the tongue and feel the passion of that never-to-be-forgotten night of April 24, 1985, when the Blues blitzed the pride of Germany to power into their first ever European final, having already disposed of University College Dublin, Slovan Bratislava, and Fortuna Sittard. Everton gave one of the greatest club sides in Europe a one goal start in this finely balanced second leg and then battered them into submission with a breathtaking display of power. Goodison exploded as goals from Graeme Sharp, Andy Gray and Trevor Steven broke the hearts of Bayern Munich. The West German league leaders thought they had the tie in the bag when Dieter Hoeness squeezed them in front after 37 minutes. But Everton, inspired by 11 heroes on the pitch and 49,000 never-say-die supporters on the terraces, hit back with a vengeance. The courage, determination and commitment that inspired the triumph and earned a final clash with Rapid Vienna was epitomised in the displays of the goalscorers. Sharp and Gray gave the Germans a pounding with as bold a display of front running as you will see. It was the very best of British in terms of aggressive centre-forward play. They were rewarded with a goal apiece in the second half when Bayern were on the rack andon the run with the Evertonians roaring their men forward. If that wasn’t enough, Steven brought the house down four minutes from time like some latter day Bobby Charlton, racing clear and unleashing and unstoppable shot from the edge of the box that flew past Belgian international ‘keeper Jean-Marie Pfaff. On the final whistle, Gray was last off the pitch. He thrust his fists high into the air and the cheer must have rattled the Bayern dressing room door as they sat disconsolate, reflecting on a remarkable game. German coach Uli Hoeness, who waited in the tunnel, spat out a frustrating aside to Gray: “That was not football. You are crazy men.” What he really meant was: “We’ve just been played off the park by a team of giants.”
BAYERN boss Udo Lattek admitted: “On this showing Everton are the best team in Europe. They put us under pressure and in the final analysis they were simply just too strong for us.”

On winning the title...

IF everything goes according to plan Everton’s success story could run longer than “TheMousetrap.” It came as little surprise to yours truly that practically everyone connected with English football’s premier club was at great pains, shortly after 5pm yesterday to point out that this was just the beginning – the dawning of a new golden age at Goodison. For the time being at least people like Howard Kendall, Kevin Ratcliffe, Andy Gray and Joe Public on the terraces will be content. The force-fed diet of broken promises is thankfully at an end and the legions who have suffered in silence as the Red enemy from across the park swept all before them, at last have something to crow about.

MAGNIFICENT! That is the only word to describe Everton’s performance in over-running Rapid Vienna in Rotterdam last night to claim their first European trophy. Rapid’s former Golden Boot winner Hans Krankl summed it all up when he said: “Everton were just too good for us. It is a very long time since we have played against anyone of their class. “In all other games in Europe we have been given the chance to win at some time, but Everton gave us no chance at all.”’ Few teams since the war have given such a complete demonstration of all-out, controlled football. Wolves, Spurs, the pre-Munich Busby Babes and more recently, one or two of Liverpool’s very best teams, may have matched it from time to time; none have surpassed it. If Kevin Sheedy and Trevor Steven were not swinging over centres for the ever-dangerous Andy Gray and Graeme Sharp, Peter Reid and Paul Bracewell were threading passes through the middle. And right behind them was young Derek Mountfield, powering through from the back at every opportunity, and adding to the general unease surrounding goalkeeper Michael Konsel. For a side at the end of a testing season it was a remarkable achievement.’ Everton’s dominance on the pitch was matched by their supporters off it. The 25,000 fans who turned Rotterdam into a cauldron of noise in the morning and who entertained the locals with their humour and their footballing expertise during a series of impromptu matches in the city centre, also set the stadium rocking with their vocal support during and after the match. Rapid’s green-clad supporters were hopelessly out-shouted and would have disappeared totally but for the fireworks they fired onto the pitch and the fire they stupidly started by igniting a banner. Given such a reception it was unthinkable the Blues should lose, and the only surprise was that they did not wrap it all up well before the interval. In the opening 20 minutes Rapid barely crossed the halfway line as Everton came atthem from all angles. Konsel beat out a fierce right-footer from Sheedy while Bracewell fired a shot only inches wide. Kranjcar did manage to engineer a couple of promising breakaways for the beleaguered Austrians but Everton were soon back in control. Gray actually netted in 39 minutes, after Mountfield had headed a Sheedy free-kick back inside, and though the whistle went for offside, it must have been desperately close. Rapid caused a few flutters of unease on the resumption when Van Den Hauwe was forced to head a Kranjcar shot against his own cross bar and Ratcliffe intervened at the last moment to foil Krankl, but once Gray had put Everton in front in the 57th minute the match was as good as over. Sharp’s speed of anticipation enabled him tobeat Konsel to a poor back pass and his squared pass was volleyed into the empty net by a delighted Gray. Steven almost increased the lead when he turned his man superbly at the end of an intricate move involving half a dozen players, only to see his shot saved by Konsel, but made amends by adding the second goal after 72 minutes. Rapid’s defence were all at sea as Sheedy curled in a typical corner, and the ball flew straight through to Steven who could hardly miss. Understandably, Everton then relaxed, and although they suffered a minor shock when Krankl snatched a goal back after rounding Southall, they re-emphasised their dominance by scoring again immediately. Straight from the kick-off they swept downfield with almost contemptuous ease, and Sharp’s diagonal pass set Sheedy free to hammer the ball home. That goal put the finishing touch to a memorable performance. Not only had Everton shown their ability to beat a top Continental side, but they had done so with the kind of style now associated with the modern Goodison. You can’t ask for more than that! Everton (4-4-2): Southall; Stevens, Mountfield, Ratcliffe, Van Den Hauwe; Steven, Reid, Bracewell, Sheedy; Sharp, Gray.
It was a day when Merseyside showed the world all that was great about British soccer. The blue and white army of fans drank the city dry before the match, but still upheld the name of the club they adore. During the match they turned the beautiful Feyenoord Stadium into a cauldron of noise and colour, outnumbering the Austrian supporters three-to-one. Andy Gray’s opening goal for Everton in the second half sparked the start of some amazing scenes of celebration. “It was a pleasure having the Everton supporters here in Rotterdam. They were a credit to their country,” said Rotterdam chief inspector Johan Smits. Everton chairman Philip Carter said: “Our supporters have been absolutely marvellous. What a great night for Everton. Our fans have upheld the reputation of Everton FC and given a tremendous boost to the British image abroad. I am very proud of our team and I am proud of our supporters. All day they mixed with the Dutch people, the police and the Austrian supporters. They’ve swapped hats and scarves and even had a game of football with police – and that’s what the spirit of European football is all about.” Everton manager Howard Kendall said: “The fans have been great ambassadors for this club. We are proud of them.”

Everton Football Club. The Official Everton Autobiography (Kindle Locations 5403-5408). Trinity Mirror Sport Media. Kindle Edition. 
 

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Not sure where to put this.

Has anyone ever brought car seat covers? Im looking for somewhere to get either a set with the Everton logo on or a blue set that will fit a Vauxhall Mokka.

looking all over the internet at the min and can’t find anything with a logo on that would fit my car 😟

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8 hours ago, Romey 1878 said:

I put a post in this thread this morning but it’s disappeared now. Did one of you move it, Matt, Mike? 

Not me dude

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Great! Didn't we do this last year as well? 

Pretty soon the entire city of Liverpool will be blue should the red half continue to raise prices. *Edit* Nvm, looks like they axed those raises after fans walked out a few years back.

Also, it'll be interesting if the PL puts greater restrictions on season ticket pricing like in Germany

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