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I the only one who regrets us not making the Inter Toto Euro-Pub Tournament?
I was well up for the 2nd game in Greece! Guess I will have to make
do with a trip up the road to Sweaty Sock land! No more training camps
in Northern Italy, that will give the slackers something to moan about.
.....I think you give Naysmith a shit rating. Until he got injured he was brilliant. Bigdunk10. (20/05/02)
Have any other Evertonians noticed that the words to the Boyzone song NO MATTER WHAT sum up the trials and tribulations of being an Everton fan perfectly? Allan R. Murray. (20/05/02)
the FA Youth Cup. Villa can have it with my blessing. WE'VE GOT WAYNE
ROONEY !!!! Jeez, it's been a long time (Jeffers and Jevons included)
that I've genuinely felt "Yes"...you'll fucking do for me
my son. But believe me I did last night. It was the first time I'd seen
the lad, but the geezer next to me said that it had been the tactic
all season to just launch it and let Wayne do the rest (season '86?).
Pity Villa sussed this by the second half and to be honest one lad in
their midfield (poss. Marshall) was a bit tasty. But fuck me, he genuinely
does seem to have the lot, and yes, I know he's young, with all the
dangers and temptations that go with that, but when Harvey's using words
like "Doglead"(red Scottish twat that broke my heart as a
15 yr old when he left the bhoys to join them), then we have to listen.
I also heard last night that Utd have already shown an interest. To
see him in action, as the youngest on the pitch, was special. Bumped
into a workmate at half time and he said "Fuck the Owen comparisons,
that was Shearer out there !!". I had to agree. Praise indeed.
Please Wayne, please !!
Look to The Yoot
wanted to say that the youth team should not be too disappointed in
defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday night. This was a very good Villa team,
with some excellent performances, in particular the Villa number 8,
who was absolutely outstanding. The left hand side was excellent, and
the two bothers up front looked every bit as dangerous as our own strike
force. In the warm up, it looked a bit obvious that the Villa boys had
a bit more of a physical presence than our lads and this does make a
big difference at that age. I also hope that we do not put too much
expectancy in young Wayne Rooney, after watching him he looks like an
excellent prospect, but we need to give him at least a season in reserve
team football first, I am sure Mr. Moyes will do what is best for the
lad, and we all hope for a bright future for all of the side who took
part last night.
chance in getting the squad numbers for next season being numbered from
100 onwards.On the few occassions were on TV it will have to be explained
why thus letting the world know about our history.
16, 13, 14, 17, 15, 6, 15, 17, 13, I played all sorts of combinations
of these "lucky numbers"- by now you will have recognised
Everton's pox-awful league placings from the last ten miserable years-
in New York's $22million lottery draw on Saturday night. Needless to
say I remain not-a-millionaire. So when do the numbers change for Everton????
When Moyes gets some geld to splurge on some future Alex Young???? When
60,000 people are paying 1500 quid for season tickets to the new Stadium?????
When TV rights go belly-up leaving dozens of clubs owning millions to
players who can't play??????? I say change the numbers....let the 18
and 19 and 20 year olds have their chance Mr. Moyes, and let's leave
18th, 19th and 20th place far behind
Star Man at Arsenal
who made Alan StubbsStarman at highbury he was at fault for the first 2 goals , the Starman by far was lee carsley , who had his best game in the blue shirt , if we get someone in the summer with pace to play along side him we will do better next season. All the best David Jones ( newtown ). (15/05/02)
Stubbs MOTM @ Arsenal??!!
You must be kidding, looked terrible in defence, Weir covered up for
him on more than one occasion, plus he gave 2 goals away!! The sooner
we get some young blood in, to learn from Weir, the better. Keep Alan
Stubbs as a squad man. The real MOTM was Carsley, closed down people
well, and formed a good link between midfield and attack, hopefully
a sign of things to come.
Great page boys, If Everton sign that wanker savage they can stick the club up moyesys arse cos were not going forward with tossers like him in the team. So I wont go to Goodison until the prick fucks off or BIG DUNC fucking batters him. Cheers. Rob McNeil. (15/05/02)
nice one lads!!
wanted to say cheers for the season. Discovered bluekipper earlier this
year and the wit and humour on your site is fantastic-and we get a bit
of politics too (Mickey blue eyes, you are class) Reading the reports
on your site have made the season almost bearable.... Lets hope next
season brings greater things.
watching Everton play against Arsenal today I'm glad the Ikea kids have
been chosen for Sweden.
Sausage's Arsenal Report
Moyes clearout (Gerrard, Stubbs, ALEXANDERSSON, Campbell, Blomqvist,
Gemmill, and Moore - should get at least £1.5m!). you guys are
quality! spot on as per usual...... Treacle.
Proud to be an evertonian!!!
what can i say about the preformance at Highbury? Bloody amazing if
you ask me!!! It was a joy to watch as we played the Arse of the pitch
and created far better chances than them, the difference was we had
a slightly worse defence than them and it fell asleep at crucial times.
For the first time in many years i am actually looking forward to next
season and what it holds for us Evertonians. I'm just wondering who
Davie may bring in. I was pleased today with Carsley who i thought played
a blinder, if we can hold on to Tommy over the summer then we could
have a pretty strong Central Mid pairing next year. Alexandersson has
to go he has no pace and backs out of 70/30 takles. Campbell should
be on his way, he also lacks pace (lots) and doesnt make the keeper
work often enough. I was very unhappy with the way Stubbsy played today
as he was at fault for probably 3 out of the 4 goals.
Alan Stubbs is an Evertonian but...
on then boys, make Stubbsy Starman for the Arsenal
game, I dare you. Today, he showed what he really is, a cart horse
(shitty one at that) Sorry to go on but the fella may be an Evertonian,
but so am I and unfortunately that alone does not make me a Premiership
player, and nor is your good friend Mr Stubbs (who can't even be arsed
coming to pick up his award). So please no more worshipping at the shrine
of the beloved Alan. Rhino for Centre Half ( he's an Evertonian as well)
Blue Mac. (13/05/02)
The New Kit & Arsenal
a lot for the bluekipper info. An excellent, informative & witty
website for all of us True Blues, I visit it daily from my Costa Blanca
base. It's overcast & windy currently in Spain. Do you know when
the New Puma home Shirt will be released by Everton ? Good luck to Everton
at Highbury on Saturday & did you know the Gerrard "Dicky"
Houllier thought that Boyz2Men was a delivery service !! Keep the Blue
Faith & the outstanding BlueKipper continuing Nil Satis Nisi Optimum.
I've just read an article by Phil Sinnott on the BBC Sport Website with regards to winning the F.A. Cup & League title in the same season. Here's a quote, see if something is missing:
"Before this recent spate of Double successes only Spurs in 1961, Arsenal 10 years later and L********l in 1986 had previously managed the feat. Prior to Spurs' ground-breaking triumph, Newcastle in 1905, Sunderland in 1913 and Manchester United in 1957 all went close. Each club won the League, but they stumbled at the final hurdle, losing the FA Cup Final."
I'm sorry did I miss something ?? Has 1985 been erased from all memory. Not only did we win the title but also the European Cup Winners Cup & then lost the F.A. Cup. More typically uneducated & uninformed shit from the BBC - I think I might cancel my TV license !!! Jonathan Shaw. (13/05/02)
On 2 August 2001, the majority shareholders at Wimbledon Football Club (WFC) announced their plans to re-locate the club to Milton Keynes. Ever since, they have been in a state of civil war with the club's supporters and players, with the Football League (FL) and with the football world as a whole. Next week, a Football Association (FA) commission will rule once again on WFC's application. This matter has implications for football from the highest level down to the grass roots.
WFC's majority shareholders bought into the club on the back of Sam Hammam's idea to re-locate the club to Dublin. When Dublin was blocked by UEFA and by the Football Association of Ireland, attention turned to Milton Keynes. The move was kept quiet through Egil Olsen's reign as manager (as the Norwegian owners did not wish for their national icon to be caught in the cross-fire), but was re-awoken in late 2000.
It is the view of Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association (WISA) that the proposed move to Milton Keynes is little more than a property deal for the majority shareholders, a move designed to recoup some of the £28m they paid to invest in a club whose value is now nowhere near that figure. The owners would benefit in Milton Keynes from a share in the ownership of a multi-purpose stadium and from the income streams from other developments on the site. Indeed, in January 2002, current Chairman Charles Koppel was quoted as saying that Milton Keynes was `a platform, a foundation to justify the investment'. Yet there is no evidence that the owners have any interest in the long-term footballing future of the club. WISA believes that Mr Koppel's strategy to secure Milton Keynes is based around pleading poverty, a plea that would not hold water if the club got promoted to the Premier League. WISA believes that this theory is supported by the fact that Mr Koppel tried, this season, to sell or loan at least seven first team players to WFC's direct promotion rivals. Furthemore, manager Terry Burton, a member of the WFC staff for 14 years, was sacked within 24 hours of speaking out in favour of a return to Merton. The majority shareholders, some of the richest men in Europe, do not wish to spend any money on WFC until they get their way. The FL have now blocked the move four times, and in January an FA arbitration panel did not approve the move.
Perhaps the FL and the FA both recognise the wider implications for football. WFC's move to Milton Keynes would set a precedent for the franchising of football, with clubs being bought and sold to which ever town can provide the highest bidder. But the collapse of ITV Digital has shown that there is no longer a market for the floating supporter, who might - or might not - turn on his TV or turn up at the turnstile. Football must recognise that it should rely ever more on the supporter paying on the turnstile, the supporter who has remained most loyal to his club and to his sport. It is only genuine football support like this which will hold the fabric of the national game together. Ironically, even Bjorn Rune Gjelsten - who along with Kjell Inge Rokke originally bought 80% of WFC Ltd - understands this: in a meeting with supporters on January 24 2001, Gjelsten stated that Milton Keynes `might as well be Oslo' and that if the club did move there `something has gone seriously wrong'.
Thus, even a proponent of the plan recognises the serious, negative consequences for WFC and for the game itself. On the positive side, the London Borough of Merton - WFC's traditional home - remains a realistic and achievable option for WFC. WFC's original site at Plough Lane remains viable. WISA commissioned an independent architect's plan of a 20,800-seat on Plough Lane. This was and remains the
Merton works for Wimbledon Football Club. Milton Keynes does not work for football as a whole. WISA asks you to write to the Football Association as soon as possible to make clear to the commission your views on this matter.
Please contact or write to: Adam Crozier, Chief Executive, The Football Association, 25 Soho Square, London W1D 4FA. e-mail: email@example.com phone: 020 7262 4542 fax: 020 7745 4546
WISA asks for all letters to be submitted to the FA by close of play on Monday 13th May.
sincerely, Kris Stewart, Chair, Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association.PO
i met a well known northern irish sports journalist who had been recently
in contact with david Healy and Colin Murdoch of Preston ND(both Northern
ireland internationals). They told him that Moyes presents a very different
image to the media than that which can be seen behind the scenes. Apparently
he is one of the most ruthless cut throat managers in the english game
and this is how he gets his players playing, by scaring the shit clean
out of them. Also i wouldnt be suprised if Healys name was mentioned
in connection with Everton, it would be about time we signed another
Northern Irish international.
i take it that you boys at Bluekipper dont like Robbie Savage. That
does surprise me a bit. I think he is a battler who gives 100% every
game. Without him, Leicester would have been relegated way before they
actually were. I'm Welsh, and i go to watch Wales every game, and i
tell you, there has been many a game when i have thought to myself.
I wish he was at Everton. He plays his heart out every game and never
stops running which is more than i can say for a number of our midfielders
at the moment. He wins more ball than our midfield put together.
Robbie Savage, & Who we should Buy
What is up with you muppets? Where you not at the Blackburn or Leicester game? Have you been watching this season, or are you always at the bar? Our middle of midfield is appalling. He may not be the best in the premier, but the guy gives 100% week in week out. Surely this is what we need isnít it? Forget what his hair is like, it is not important, what is important is that if we go into the next season with Gemmill and Gravesen as our midfield hub, we are in for another season of misery. I am not saying lets pay 5 million, but if we can pick him up at around 3 it will prove to be good business.
Other players we could pick up reasonably priced are, Dean Ashton surely he will not want to be playing 2nd division football next season and David Thompson although ex Redshite, was a decent player for Coventry even when they were relegated. Jason Koumas, Martin Reuser at Ipswich and obviously a new keeper would all be welcome additions for me. The only snag is who are we going to sell to raise some extra transfer funds?
Watson may fetch a couple of million, and we have more than our fair
share of left backs at the club, so unfortunately either Naysmith or
Unsy as Pisto is by far and away the only actual class act in that position.
We wouldnít get tuppence for Super Kev or Dunc and do you think we would
get more than £1 million for Gemmill? Which leaves Alex (donít
let the door hit you on the way out), possibly Grav, and Gerrard (not
really worth a bean) as the only others worth more than a few farthings.
Chris Woods - Goalkeeping Coach, My Arse!
hope Mr Moyes next priority is a goalkeeping coach,or
just sack Woods as I cannot see why they pay him wages,far from improving
old Jezzabel and Simonsen he has had a detrimental effect,if you ever
watch him with the keepers before a game he has the same old tired routine,
you, thank you, thank you. I've just read the
Rat's interview, and I'm sat here like the kid in the Ready Break
advert !!! I was in a fortunate position in the 80's in that I was in
Bellefield two or three times a week, and got to know our heroes pretty
well (better than most as I learnt not to ask for anything), and Kevin
probably better than the others( he even borrowed my Bowie vids - made
sure he signed them on return however), and always had time for a chat.
He was not only one of my heroes, but a scall and a gentleman at the
same time. A very rare breed. My mind wandered back whilst reading the
interview and before I knew it I'd lost half an hour due to pure indulgence
of those wonderful times that they gave us. Thanx Kipper.