John McCormick writes: I had an encounter with a gobby Evertonian this morning. You’ll know the type: young enough to be stupid, only sings when they’re winning, thinks his team is God’s gift and their present good spell will last forever. He’ll learn soon enough that football comes in cycles and Everton’s day in the sun will end sometime. Not as soon as Sunderland’s, however, as his team did enough to keep us on a cycle of about seven years of premiership football followed by relegation.
While we’re on the subject of gobby people and cycles, what do you think of the boss’s feelings this week? Is he talking the talk? Should he get on his bike? I gave my opinion a few days ago but here’s his post-match e-mail, as sent to Colin (and maybe one or two others), so you can make up your own minds:
We were in the game all of the time, we had a lot of possession and created a number of half chances but another own goal has undone us.
It’s the story of the season, it’s kept happening and today nothing changed.
We were playing against one of the best teams in the country; Everton came to the Stadium of Light in great form and they had to work very hard to get the result and they did just that.
They ground out a result from nowhere and that’s why they are in the position they are in.
Tim Howard was very good; he was catching every shot, every deflection and the ball just didn’t fall for us.
We need to show the fans we’re doing our best and I think we did that today, we had plenty of balls in the box, and we matched Everton.
Every single player tried their best; it was a tight game and very close, we said whoever scored the first goal would win it and unfortunately it was an own goal that decided it.
All the best,
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