Sixer’s Sevens: Everton 3-0 SAFC. A challenge way too far

Jake: ‘it won’t always be pretty’

Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixmsith wrote – with his customary command of detail, style and humour – on the delights of Goodison. But he wasn’t there to send his traditional seven-word instant verdict. In his absence, the task fell to our associate editor John McCormick (we use asterisks to signal a supersub for Pete). John will doubtless have more to say about our 3-0 defeat, dumping us out of the League Cup. An Everton fan site mentioned beforehand that our team had players totalling more Everton appearances between them than their own. That, it could be argued, is why those players are now with us. As Gary Bennett put it (Barnes & Benno, BBC Radio Newcastle), the plus side for Simon Grayson was probably limited to ‘no injuries’ (there was something else, maybe about a rare goalscoring chance, but it’s now been forgotten). The home side, he said, “won at a canter” …

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Liverpool fans, spirit of Shankly; Liverpool FC, spirit of Rachman

John McCormick:
John McCormick
putting in his sixpenneth, which LFC will willingly snatch from his hand.

I have to start by saying I think Liverpool’s a great place to live. I’ve no intention of leaving and wouldn’t swap it for a return to the North East, not for a minute. Other people appear to like it too, it’s increasingly a tourist destination, with the river, nightlife, national museums, the Beatles and the Grand National all playing a part in attracting visitors.

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