Message From Rob.

Hi All,
It’s been a while huh?
I feel like we have all been daydreaming for the last 18 months or so. Thoughts are with those who we have lost during these particularly hard times.
Hopefully, things will start to normalize as best as they can these next few months.
Our AGM was unfortunately cancelled, of course, this was expected by us all. We do as a committee talk regularly and decisions do have to be made involving finance and admin.
We will be extending membership for those who were members last season to this season, 2021-22, free of charge. Barry will be continue producing his wonderful newsletters and if you do have any stories or anecdotes to share with him for the newsletter I am sure he would welcome that kind of thing, as will we all.
The new season is upon us, please let Rafa not give the red side of the City anything else for them to laugh at us for. It’s never been easy being an Everton fan, has it?
It was a major shock when we lost Carlo to Madrid, I honestly thought he was settled and wanted to stay with us for a while. What a horrible thing for him to do without any warning. Anyway, onwards and upwards as they say. Is Rafa the right man for us?, personally I don’t think he is the right move, but let’s all hope I am wrong.
The Fans football team is always on the lookout for players, coaches, admin, helpers, sponsors, students, anything really. If anyone wants to get involved, please get back to me .The season was difficult last season, the Fan team finished mid-table and pretty much struggled to get a full complement of players out the majority of the time.
The darts team may not recover from the Covid problems, to be honest. The league is in turmoil, I’m not really certain if it will get back to how it was.More news as it comes, but I am not very confident about that.
I am hoping to try and get our annual picture on the pitch sorted. It’s usually from November to January. We all get together and have our photo snapped pitchside.
Please send me a message if you wish to be included so I can arrange when and if it will happen this season.
I have left London, I and Lesley have decided it was time to get out of the smoke after almost 30 years.
We have now headed for the coast.We actually crossed the Solent, and are now the proud owners of The Star Coffee & Ale House in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
We have been here since late March.The venue is wonderful and we really hope to have a great go at it.
www.ryde.cafe

The Everton Supporters South Coast Association (ESSCA) will be my nearest supporters club.I have asked ESCLA if I can stay on as Social Sec here, and they have accepted, but of course, if somebody more local wanted to stand, I would have no objections.
I have an ESSCA meet-up at my new pub on Sept.11th from around 2 pm.A chance to meet some South Coast Everton fans along with a few ESCLA members who I am close to who will also be there, everyone is welcome, so if you fancy a jolly on the Island please let me know.
The Horseshoe in Clerkenwell may well still look after us blues in London, I will let you know all about that.
Meanwhile, Rob Fisher who has been managing the very successful Fitzrovia Belle on Tot Court Road these last couple of years is very much THE Everton pub at the moment.
Not only is it a hub for Toffees watching football, but the Fans Football team also meet up there very often and Rob works very closely with the lads who run the very popular “A View From The Bullens” podcast
Also, the Everton Business Networking Group has also been using Fitzrovia for meeting up and socializing.If you are in business and want to get involved in Networking with fellow blues, please get in touch.
Please get back to me with anything you feel I should know or could be doing.
Once again, I wish you all well and hope things finally start to have an upward turn.
Best wishes to you all.
Rob Social Sec