David Moyes is moaning and grumbling that there is a big financial divide across Stanley Park. Well Mr. Moyes part of all this is your doing and your club’s stubbornness not to be like Kopites.
When Rafa Benitez called Everton a small club a couple of seasons ago Mr. Moyes was offended and he reiterated that they are “The People’s Club”. They even have a banner at Goodison which reads “The People’s Club”, how idiotic can you be? You barely can fill up Goodison and without global support you can not survive in the 21st century.
I am not one who likes to talk about other clubs however this issue concerns Liverpool F.C. as some young Red Scousers are being poisoned by Evertonian peers into thinking that being a global club is a bad thing. I hate to admit it but there is a growing group of young Reds who have adopted this mantra due to this peer pressure and to their frustration of not being able to get tickets to games. They also tend to make fun of the out of town supporters for spending good money at the club shop in buying club merchandise.
How stupid can you be? Not only does this generate money for the club you love (so we can afford players like Suarez) but it helps the City you live in economically. Sometimes I wonder how many jobs Liverpool F.C. is responsible of? The cabbies, the restaurants, the pubs, the luggage handlers at JLA, the hotels, the retail shops and the list goes on. Without a doubt most people come to Liverpool because of the city’s two biggest exports Liverpool FC and The Beatles.
Many times a day I am called anything from Wool to Paki by these young Red Scousers while the bitter ones usually call me a Norwegian c**t (In one instance on the day of the masacre in Norway). While I am used to it now and ignore the idiots this however does tend to intimidate many people who would love to visit your beautiful city as one of the questions I am always asked is “Liverpool a safe place to visit?”.
Liverpool F.C. was a local club until a certain man called Bill Shankly transformed it into a global giant. Originally the support came from countries in Scandinavia and former British colonies (like my home country of Malta) however thanks to satellite and cable the L.F.C. bug has now spread to every country in the world. The global powerhouse that is Liverpool F.C. was really apparent this summer when our fans in Malaysia filled one of the largest stadiums in the world for a friendly match.
Everton might be getting a hint of this and even made it across the pond this Summer to tour the United States. Thanks to their American goalkeeper they have even managed to get a Supporters club here (ps. their website doesn’t work). However at the same time their club shop was selling t-shirts mocking our Norwegian following! So it is one step forward and then two step back for our bitter neighbours.
The Toffees are now left without a pot to pee in and simply can’t move forward, the only way forward for them is to get some kind of global following which will give them more exposure and thus sell more merchandise and be in a position to demand more money from sponsors.
But then again that is Kopite Behaviour.