Everton fans watched their team win a first away Premier League game in 11 months when beating Newcastle on Wednesday night.
The victory means it is now only one defeat in their last seven league games and like any football supporters, they are happy when they are winning.
Whilst many/most appear to be coming around to the idea of Sam Allardyce as manager, others are a little more clued up and don’t necessarily see it as a long-term marriage made in heaven.
No great surprise to see plenty of Everton fans especially happy because it was Newcastle they beat, due to the ongoing friction between some supporters in the two camps, plus the presence of Rafa Benitez.
Everton Fans commenting on the win over Newcastle via their Grand Old Team message board:
‘Rafa’s small insignificant club beaten by Everton. Proper order that.’
‘I like what he (Allardyce) has done to be honest. We were shipping goals like anything, but he’s clearly made his first job to shore up and sort the defence out. That way you at least get a point.’
‘Danny Murphy saying it wasn’t a yellow card because the foul wasn’t in a dangerous area of the pitch is utterly laughable and was rightly pulled up by Shearer.
Just another thick kopite.’
‘Pints of gravy and wine all round tonight!
Well in big Sam!’
‘Win ugly. All we need at the moment. And all we wanted to be fair after the last regime.’
‘Ugly win but I’ll take it.
1 goal conceded in 4 and unbeaten in four matches from getting pumped 4-0 and 5-1 is progress for me.’
‘Everyone is gong to hate us under Sam.
‘What a turnaround. We was a defensive shambles only a couple of weeks ago.
I know some on here aren’t happy with the tactics but go and ask those fans who travelled midweek all that way just before Christmas if they’r happy.
Love piping down those Geordie scruffs.’
‘We beat Newcastle, made up, not bothered how we did it either, I hate them.’
‘If nothing else comes of the time I have to put up with fat head as manager, it’s certainly nice to see defenders knowing what their roles are and working and moving as a unit.
Fair play to Sam and his coaching staff for working on that.’
‘Imagine how bad ALL of our away games for the past year have been compared to this.
I think this is a match where both Rooney and Siggurdson had some space but really failed to do much with it, outside of Rooney’s good passing combination leading up to the goal scramble.
As long as Rooney keeps scoring though, and as long as Siggy still cost 45 million, they will stay in the lineup.’
‘Just got in from the match (live in north east). Great to win. But another match in which the players don’t seem to know how to pass to each other. It was a very poor game, bit of luck on our side with the two efforts off the post, but we were solid defensively on the whole.
Newcastle are an awful team that we should always be beating but we barely got out of first gear (I’m hoping we have more than one gear cause we didn’t show much). Both sides were just hitting it forward and neither had an outlet that could get hold of it and take it forward regularly.
But it’s a result, away from home, with a clean sheet. All positive however ugly/badly we played.’
‘Sam will be delighted to win the Chubby Derby against FSW.’
‘Aw my heart bleeds for Rafa after that.’
‘We rode our luck and perhaps this is still ‘bounce’ but these points were much needed.’
‘While I am pleased with the last few results, and cautiously optimistic, I think shouts of us being defensively solid now are a bit premature. Liverpool should/could have scored at least a couple more against us, Newcastle hit the post twice.’
‘I get the impression from the media reports that Newcastle were unlucky, and should have won the game, can anyone tell me if this rings true.’
‘They hit the woodwork before we scored and again after we scored.
They were the better side till we scored, we were better after that.
That’s how I saw it/heard it/had it told to me by two guys at the game, one a Blue, t’other a Geordie.’
‘I thought a team with slightly better forwards would have scored at least one against us, based on quality of chances.
Lucky it was Newcastle on the night in that respect.’