Comment: The football police

Last updated : 29 November 2004 By Austin Rathe
Yet again this Goodison Blue machine has kept up with the pace setters with another 1-0 Win,this time over Fulham at Goodison Park. A goal from Big Duncan Ferguson,a low header, gave Everton all three points in a hard fought encounter over Tommy Radzinski's new club. (Thanks for the photo's Tommy, much appreciated).

As Everton continue to pick up points and do well,so far,in the Premiership the club are Being linked with various players the latest two being Robbie Keane and Benni McCarthy. If either of those two were to sign for the club in January I am sure that most Evertonians would be more than pleased ! Speaking about being pleased.

I have to thank a few people for various things over the past couple of weeks,first of all,do many of you remember a band,they where quite big in the 70's And 80's possibly one of the biggest bands in the world at the time,the Police?

Well they Where my favourite band and you know the guy who was the singer,great voice went solo and Sold a few albums,Sting is his name,he is my original Pop Idol,well I met him on Saturday along with my friend Cammy and we got his autograph and pictures taken then went To the concert,you could say that we think Every Little Thing he does is magic (oh dear - ed) and we appreciated the time he took to meet and sign our books for us, he is indeed a top bloke!

Also can I say thanks on behalf of Tommy and myself to Sandy, Tommy and all the staff at the Scottish Football Museum for a really great day out and for making two Evertonians and 23 Swede's very happy indeed ! Great story from that day as we were waiting to go in to the Museum,Rangers Chairman John McClell and passed us by,looking at us both wearing our Everton Tops, I told Tommy who he was and he said,"Tell him to pay up for Bally !" he turned round And gave us such a look,he must have thought that Bill and Keith had sent up two heavies for the money that Rangers owe!

My last thanks goes to Mick,Trish and Davie for the Everton top they brought back,among many Others,from Thailand,very much appreciated.
Before I go, you may or may not have noticed that there was a Glasgow derby on Saturday and yet again football was the loser! 2 red cards,many others booked as both sides went to war on and off the pitch in yet another
Day that Glasgow would rather forget. Too many players wanted to kick,punch and cheat for 90 minutes that you actually forgot that there was a football match taking place which incidentally Rangers won 2-0 !

The media can take no comfort in that part they play all week long in the run up to this match! Although the players have certain responsibility but on this occasion, they have let themselves and their clubs down! They must know their actions would have repercussions off it for many fans going home from the match-Glasgow the murder capital Of Europe,after this weekend are you surprised ?!

Take Care, enjoy your football but not at the expense of someone else's life !