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February 12, 2020, 10:16:13 PM
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https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-espn-fc-united/story/4050481/soccers-misery-index-featuring-man-unitedmalagasunderland-and-cruz-azul

They decided to only focus on the negatives and ignore our positive direction.


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There is nothing worse than supporting a football team that always fall short when it comes to winning, so imagine what it feels like to be an Everton fan. Not only has their club, one of the most historic names in English football, failed to win anything at all this century, but Evertonians have also had to endure their own team's demise coinciding with the rise of Liverpool, their annoyingly successful neighbours one mile to the east across Stanley Park.

Plenty of other English clubs have suffered trophy droughts as long, or longer, than Everton's, but none can claim to have been hit by the double whammy of being bad at the same as their biggest rivals becoming the best side in the world. Newcastle, Leeds United, Wolves and even Tottenham have had it tough over the years, either with ultra-successful neighbours or self-inflicted failures, but nothing compares to being an Evertonian.

Let's just take a brief history lesson to explain why Everton have had it worse than any other major club. It all started back in 1891, when, after a dispute involving the club president, Everton left their original home -- that's right, Anfield -- to move to Goodison Park. A year later, Liverpool moved into the vacant Anfield and claimed it as their own, meaning Everton created their biggest problem by handing Liverpool their home stadium, which has become synonymous with the Reds' success.
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Until the late-1960s, Everton were the biggest and most successful club in Liverpool, winning seven league titles and three FA Cups by 1970. Liverpool had also won seven titles, but had only managed one FA Cup by that point. Liverpool pulled clear in the 1970s and '80s, winning eight more titles and four European Cups before Everton bounced back to win two titles of their own in 1985 and 1987. But the FA Cup triumph against Manchester United in 1995 was the last trophy won by Everton, and they are taunted mercilessly by Liverpool fans about their endless wait for silverware.

At the same time, Goodison Park has fallen into decline, with a series of proposed new stadiums failing to materialise. Another new ground, at Bramley-Moore Dock, is due to be built in time for the 2023-24 season, but Evertonians have learned to be sceptical when it comes to progress on and off the pitch.

With Liverpool set to win their first title since 1990 this season -- they have won two Champions Leagues, a UEFA Cup, three FA Cups and four League Cups since that last league win -- the future is looking worryingly red for Everton. They've not won at Anfield since 1999 and have failed to beat Liverpool at Goodison since October 2010. When the Liverpool Echo did its annual "Everpool" team at the end of 2019, for the first time ever, not one Everton player made it into the combined XI. As if it couldn't get any worse, Liverpool chose to play their youth team against them in the FA Cup third round due to fixture congestion ... and Liverpool won.

The arrival of Carlo Ancelotti has helped to lift Everton back into the top half of the Premier League, but for the most part, being an Evertonian is as miserable as it gets. -- Mark Ogden
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February 12, 2020, 10:26:37 PM
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Finally found the thread where I said Deulofeu wasn't all that.

We will see in a few years where he is at. I'm betting he'll be at a worse club than Everton rather than at Barcelona.

Currently at Watford.

February 12, 2020, 11:27:31 PM
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February 13, 2020, 12:17:24 AM
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This has aged well, Mark, ya bad Kopite wool.

I wish I could reply and tell him he's dumb. But I managed to get a perma-ban from Twitter. I swear...
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February 13, 2020, 02:16:35 AM
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I wish I could reply and tell him he's dumb. But I managed to get a perma-ban from Twitter. I swear...

Ill do it for then!
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February 13, 2020, 06:43:11 AM
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Subscribing to The Athletic means I haven't been to the ESPNFC page in over a year.
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February 13, 2020, 07:55:12 AM
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Jamokachi


Yea, Ogden is a salty troll.

February 13, 2020, 10:46:20 AM
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bluenuck


Yea, Ogden is a salty troll.

Pretty much this. The guy just seems to be angry about our very existence.

That hitc site is pretty much the same as well.

February 13, 2020, 02:59:18 PM
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Pure clickbait nonsense designed to rile supporters with inflammatory remarks so that he gets more attention and more people commenting.

February 13, 2020, 05:13:14 PM
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dazfrancis


His ex left him for a blue, clearly.

February 13, 2020, 06:02:32 PM
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He supports Man Utd apparently. I think it's probably a reflection his annoyance about Liverpool's rise and Man U's decline, projected through Everton so as to distract from accusations of Man U bias/cryarsing.
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February 13, 2020, 06:04:01 PM
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Sensitive little snowflakes aren't we?
It's not about Everton as such it's about 'big' teams who haven't met their fans hopes and expectations.
Surprisingly it may have been a blog aimed at a wider football readership than Blues, surprising though that is.
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February 13, 2020, 06:04:52 PM
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Tom and Dom asked him to go to New York with them but he objected to the retro look they favour.

February 13, 2020, 06:09:18 PM
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Sensitive little snowflakes aren't we?
It's not about Everton as such it's about 'big' teams who haven't met their fans hopes and expectations.
Surprisingly it may have been a blog aimed at a wider football readership than Blues, surprising though that is.

Nah, it's about Everton, fairly explicitly.

Also, it's nonsense in a lot of ways, because it omits decades and decades of history, and lots of nuance and context.
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February 13, 2020, 06:21:06 PM
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