Saturday, 23 February 2008

Probably the Best Fans Ever

The Dragonslayer and Pieman headed for Goodison Park this week to see the second leg of Everton's latest European adventure. The opposition was Norwegian champions SK Brann from Bergen.

With a 2-0 lead from the first leg the Toffees were in a commanding position although they started quite tentatively with lots of perspiration but little inspiration. Eventually though the breakthrough came with a Yak goal. By half time it was 3-0. A couple of changes after the break did nothing to stop a goal feast for the Yak in particular with the game ending 6-1 and 8-1 on aggregate. However The Pieman will always remember the game for the away supporters from SK Brann.

They were absolutely Brilliant. Noisy, funny, and determined to enjoy themselves come what may. They had a vast repertoire of songs, chants and noises. Much to our shame they were Bi lingual with a heavy dose of English language songs. They had researched us and came up with some Liverpool songs and a huge banner declaring "Just a little club from Kirkby", Cheeky .............

The second half was the one the funniest matches I have ever been to. The SK Brann fans were an entertainment in themselves. At the recent league Cup semi-final with twice as many supporters and a much closer match, Chelsea they were pathetic in comparison.
Bring on Fiorentina!!

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