Goodison Park was united in protest on another luckless day but Evertonian fury can be used in the team’s favour
Say what you like about the crowd at Goodison Park, but they are really good at booing. They’ve had plenty of practice in recent years, of course, but, still, there was something viscerally impressive abo ut the boos before kick-off. It began as a low moan, like the agonised groan of a brontosaurus dying in a distant valley, then built slowly, rumbling mournfully through the old stadium, gaining in depth and plaintiveness and volume to finally break in a mighty foghorn of despair summoned from the guts of all Evertonians.
They had already booed the two blokes in dark rain-jackets who brought out the Premier League signage, as well as the six ballboys who, with an understandable degree of hesitation, unfurled the Premier League flag.
Written by Jonathan Wilson at Goodison Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2023/nov/26/boos-cant-lift-blues-but-everton-fans-spirit-of-defiance-can-rouse-team under the title “Boos can’t lift blues but Everton fans’ spirit of defiance can rouse team | Jonathan Wilson”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.