08 Mar 2018 09:11:09
Belated Happy Birthday to GrumpyToffee. Great few posts from you mate. The good times will indeed return and when they eventually do. the nectar will taste that uch sweeter!

1.) 08 Mar 2018
08 Mar 2018 10:30:21
Many thanks for your kind birthday wishes Degsy mate.

I only have two wishes left now.

1) See at least one game in our new ground
2) see the silverware return to its rightful home (That's us by the way) .

2.) 08 Mar 2018
08 Mar 2018 11:02:24
Like you really had to explain it was us! doh! Yeah I have not been up to Goodison for a while. in Portugal at the mo. But yeah a game or 2 for me at both grounds I hope. With my 8 year old Grandson who I have managed to brainwash! I have done so many over my lifetime with enthusiasm, stubborness and stories of greatness. He now has a kit and is the only Evertonian in his Barnstaple school (unless his Mum/ my Daughter is with him of course) . I have one Son not interested and another who is more Blue than me. We managed Lille away and Young Boys away 2 years ago. That was an experience that will always be with me if you have not done a European away game. Amazing fans. Some from all over the world and singing with the Lille supporters in a bar afterwards until the early hours. Taught them loads of "Who put the ball in the Red sides net. " Dan Gosling, Lee Carsley, Kevin Campbell etc" just about all of them. Yes our away fans are something else!

3.) 08 Mar 2018
08 Mar 2018 11:06:11
Happy birthday Grumpy. I enjoy your honest and straight to the point posts.

4.) 08 Mar 2018
08 Mar 2018 15:11:00
Thank you ever so much NBTB that's a nice thing to say.

Degsy I've never been to Europe away and it's something I've always regretted. During the 80's and 90's I went to almost every home and away game and have hundreds of stories I could tell. My first away game was in 1970 against Chelsea, We drew 2 - 2. Joe Royal scored and if memory serves me right Jimmy Husband also scored. We had Gordon West in goal who I still rate as one of our best ever keepers.

5.) 08 Mar 2018
08 Mar 2018 18:56:47
Well hopefully mate we will both see another away trip together in Europe. Worth every penny and if you think our UK away support is great, wait until you experience the European stuff. let's hope the Europe days are back soon.