AN Everton fan has said the Premier League can deduct ten points but cannot take away the memories of his club’s incredible last few years.
Everton are second from bottom and face relegation after the deduction for breaching profit and sustainability rules, but Oliver O’Connor of Wallasey admitted it was worth the sacrifice for their successes.
He continued: “What are a few points and a 72-year record of top-flight football anyway? Compared to the joy supporting Everton’s brought me in recent years?
“The two-nil derby victory in an empty stadium during lockdown, our triumphant tenth-place finish that very same year, avoiding relegation with a whole game to go in ’22 and in the very last game last season, the list goes on.
“Alright, with results like that and buying players like Chermiti and Danjuma it was clear we were living beyond our means. We went on a no-holds-barred trolley dash through the best and brightest players in the world, and that doesn’t come for free.
“Still, with glamour signings like Conor Coady and former Burnley boss Sean Dyche at the helm, to the envy of all Europe, at least we can say we lived the dream. The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.
“These were our glory days. I’m just glad I was here to see them.”