Sadly we lost Jim and Dermot along the way and today I hear that my boyhood hero Andy King has passed away. It only seems like yesterday when Andy scored that goal and the friday North Wall Ferry was getting to know a young Kick off's crew ..... in those days it was mostly Utd / Leeds / Everton and the odd Gunner/City and WHU fan, the RS had no following in Southern Ireland in the 70S.
Those of us who have seen EFC go from lows to highs and back to lows again, will always see the potential in Everton. However I have to say over the last year or so, my interest has started to drift somewhat (well admittedly it was 24/7 for ages) and I find myself more and more bored with the way the game has developed.
Anyone who has ever talked to old pro's will tell you of the respect and loyalty they had for their profession and more importantly for the fans ...... today, the so called professional footballer has no interest in fans and no loyalty to anything other than his own over hyped persona. Its a new world order in football terms, greed and more greed has turned a sport into a business and once business takes over, then theres no room for anything other than profits.
When this forum opened, it gave many Irish blues the opportunity to chat and debate the teams performances. Facebook is a different entity, it is all about self promotion .... people living their lives online as they post pics of their every move . Its the resort of the 'needy norahs' and the 'look at me' brigade, well Im sorry but I have no desire to post about my dinner last night or show the world my mugshot sitting on a ryanair plane.
For those that think Martinez is a clueless clown .... you may well be right, but he does not employ himself and without doubt the Board of Everton FC are the reason a once proud and successful football club has resorted to celebrating mediocrity year after year.
I remain NSNO, best of luck to everyone who ever posted on here