So what will happen with Everton and Sporting Lisbon tomorrow evening? I’ve no idea beyond it being Everton, it will probably be tension-filled, gut-clenching and nerve-wracking. So 2-1 to Sporting, extra-time, pennos, years taken off the lives of Blues everywhere. Everton to go through on penalties. Yes, penalties. Which tees it up for me to … Continue reading Tension-filled, gut-clenching & nerve-wracking
Everton 2-1 Sporting Lisbon Everton 3-1 Manchester Utd. Two games, two wins, two results we should be happy about, right? Well yes we should. Except Tuesday night among the Everton fans you’d think we’d lost. Conceding the much vaunted “away goal” in a stupid manner- we’re looking at you Rodwell and especially you Distin– and … Continue reading Winning…..we’ll take it.
This article doubling as a book review in Der Spiegel caught my eye. I’ve been studying and reading about Hitler, the Nazis and Nazism for nigh on forty years and I can honestly say I have barely given Eva Braun a thought. Like most people I’ve accepted, as the review says “that Eva Braun was … Continue reading Life with the Leader
I was going through Elm Street Books in New Canaan CT looking to see what I might see, when I picked up a copy of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. Now I’ve read this thriller. It was given to me, when I was still in the book trade, by a friend at the publishing … Continue reading Primal….
So after the Derby debacle, along with most likely every other Everton supporter, I was rightly pissed off and expecting nothing much from Everton’s night game at Goodison against Chelsea. Everton should play every game at night. At least the home ones. At Goodis0n under the lights, the crowd always seems up for it and an … Continue reading The Night Time is the Right Time
Here I have to balance my ever-burgeoning admiration for Colin Farrell against my extreme wariness of anything Neil Jordan puts his name to. (For my money it goes like this- do see Mona Lisa, Company of Wolves, End of the Affair, The Butcher Boy….worth a look The Good Thief, Angel.….meh Michael Collins…..avoid like the plague … Continue reading Vampires…meh…..now Selkies, that’s different…..
My heart isn’t in writing anything about yesterdays debacle at the Tin Mine or as I said to a Kopite, “The You’ll Never Walk Again Derby”. My thoughts agree with the sentiments of Mark O’Brien’s report at When Skies Are Grey– we bottled it. And while I’m sure I’ll feel differently in a few days, … Continue reading Nail On Head