21 November 2017
For the record, Bitter Blues is what the Liverpudlians call the Evertonians up in the 'Pool.
They had quite a momentous year in my 1994-95, my first year in the city. Initially led by the fearless Mike Walker, they lost game after game and were rooted to the bottom of the table. We watched their first win of the season, after the appointment of Joe Royle, which was against Liverpool. Two nil, a phrase my Evertonian mate used as his chat up line for the night.
By the end of the season, they'd won the FA Cup after ex-Saint Paul Rideout scored the only goal in their contest against Man Utd. I remember going to see the young ms pap's parents that day and seeing two scousers spilling out of a sunroof on the Tunnel Road, screaming as they went past.
I'd never tell ms pap this, but I think I secretly like them more than Liverpool.