I wasn't really interested in football as a really young kid, but then at the age of 6 my dad took me to Goodison. It was 26-11-1977, Everton v Coventry, where a certain Bob Latchford scored a hat-trick and the blues ran out 6-0 winners. I was hooked for life. From that moment on i have lived a blue life. As soon as i was able to get a part time job I earned enough cash to get me to the game. I witnessed the highs of the mid 80's to the lows of perennial relagation battlers of the 90's, through the relative sucess of the Moyes era.
I am now a share holder (2 shares) since the sad passing of my dad and have moved to New Zealand where I fly the Everton flag even more ferociously than before. I have an Everton shrine in the house complete with signed shirts, posters and Everton Carpet! I organise a 6-a-side team called Toffees NZ to play in a summer league. I flew home to the UK at Christmas and took a weeks unpaid leave so I could make it back for the Derby and currently booking flights to Brisbane to watch the blues pre-season match in July.
Call my self an Evertonian? I am proud to be one and thankfull I was shown the light at an early age! Martin Bartholomew
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