Last summer Everton Football Club via the persona of Roberto Martinez just said no as regards Chelsea’s obsessive financial pursuit of John Stones, indeed upon the youngster finally being brow-beaten by his representatives and submitting an, albeit late written transfer request our Manager simply tore it up, reminded the player that he had recently signed a 5 year contract and that he would be in the team for the upcoming fixture at his Alma Mater Barnsley, which is precisely what has happened. Continue reading How Bobby helped John Stones dodge a stigma bullet.
For the second time in the last year I have the pleasure of reviewing a book written by one of me mates. The last time it was Muza (Paul Gladwell) and on this occasion it is Phil “Teece” Thomson. Firstly, I’ve never known anyone to call him Phil, and also it’s Thomson, not Thompson. Continue reading Book Review; The Holy Trinity and Beyond by Phil Thomson.
For the past few years there has manifest within England’s top league not simply a dog-eat-dog ethos and methodology of how to obtain prominence, but one which has now become the Calcio equivalent of organ harvesting and via which the media were not simply involved but were the equivalent of drivers of the Get Away Ambulance. The John Stones saga in all it’s predictable nastiness, as well as various others, has not simply plumbed the depths of what should be de riguer behaviour within The Beautiful Game it has established a new nadir and also the opportunity for Everton Football Club to manifest a determination which was immensely refreshing as well as reassuring. Continue reading The E.P.L. Sharks, the Media and the Transfer Window
Originally introduced to me by me brother Mullin but now me muckas their band is to play in Concert Square on Bank Holiday Sunday at approximately 1 o’clock as part of a line up put together by Derek Hazell Manager of The Sums, it is my extreme pleasure to introduce two of my very favourite and superbly talented friends to footyscene.com Music, the Singing Scouse Sorority, Babsy and Beverley Keenan (2 parts of) Tweeting Jesus. Continue reading Tweeting Jesus Interview
For My Mother LCABarb and my dear departed Grandmother Margaret Kerr. BOTH huge Dr. Frank fans.
Been wanting to do this interview since footyscene.com started as I was introduced to the subject of today’s focus by my Grandmother and Mother and soon became an avid fan meself. Frank Carlyle grew up in Liverpool’s notorious Gerrard Gardens and today is world renown as an, dare I say, oracle of all things Scouse. He is an Educator, Broadcaster and Author and having gotten to know and see Frank at work over the past 6-7 years to finally get him here is an honour to me. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to introduce Academic Scouser and genuine Merseyside Icon Dr. Frank Carlyle. Continue reading Dr. Frank Carlyle Interview
Given the subject matter and our lineage in being solid upon it I’m not gonna give preamble but rather simply post and say, if running is your thing, GET TF INVOLVED >>>
Everton duo Ross Barkley and Tony Hibbert have given their backing to the inaugural Run For The 96 5K taking place in Stanley Park on Sunday 19 April with places still available for those wanting to take part. Continue reading Run For The 96 5K
As far as starts to 2015 go this collaboration is perfect fodder. As a Pop Song it is raw catchy, as a collaborative Artists project it is Dope AF and across about 5 generations, yet it is fresh and relevant and I like it, Me Lad. Continue reading Rihanna Feat’ Kanye West/Paul McCartney; FourFiveSeconds
Next Saturday, February 7, 2015 will see us play host to the Lucifers in the return Merseyside Derby of this campaign and prior to our arrival at Selhurst Park at the weekend we had but a single victory in our last 13 fixtures having lost 5 on the bounce away from home. This allied to our opponents own recent renaissance, particularly their having deposited Southampton from the F.A. Cup at St. Mary’s only a week earlier, meant that the omens were far from optimistic. However, the weekend’s display in South London on a ubiquitous level would provide more than a chink of light in a sea of darkness as regards points gained but also in its manner, its modus operandi and with our crimson cousins imminent arrival it was a most prescient occurrence. Continue reading The risorgimento of optimism