Where’er the Toffeemen have played,
We’ve followed in their trail –
Exulted when they’ve triumphed,
And wept tears when they’ve failed.
We’ve shadowed them the length and breadth
Of this green, pleasant Land.
But we won’t go to Kirkby,
We say “No” to a man.
We want to stay at Goodison,
Our Mersey hearth and home.
For how could we leave Goodison –
This great Club’s heart and soul?
Tradition, Legend, History,
Should count a little more
Than schemes cooked up by Tesco,
Or some such Chain of Stores.
Chairmen, Players and Managers,
They come and then they go.
While we the loyal fans remain,
Who love the Blueshirts so.
It’s we the fans who should decide
Where Everton will play.
We fans should have the casting vote,
And this is what we say:
We’ve been to Prague and Bucharest,
We’ve been to Rotterdam.
But we won’t go to Kirkby…
So shelve this harebrained plan!
Denys E. W. Jones