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Boss Loving Cup Rollercoaster

Why David Moyes loves the ups and downs of the FA Cup.

Boss Loving Cup Rollercoaster

The thing with fairground rides is you always want to go round again.

That's certainly true for Everton manager David Moyes, who says he is desperate to re-live the 'rollercoaster of emotions' he went through during his side's FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester United.

The win - secured thanks to a penalty shootout, but only after Tim Cahill had missed Everton's first attempt - booked a place in Saturday's showpiece against 2007 winners Chelsea.

Moyes, who says he saw grown men reduced to tears at the time, fully understands why success means so much.

"A few times I've felt like it [crying]," he admitted to evertonTV. "It was such a big day and a big game for us to win. It was a rollercoaster of emotions.

"I've been a supporter of football all my life so I know what it means to be a supporter in the build-up to a big game.

"I think it hit home to me though when we pulled up at Wembley for the semi-final. You could hardly get into the entrance to Wembley because of all the Everton supporters in that area. I think that was the first time I thought to myself, this is something really special, these games mean an awful lot.

"I was out on the pitch before the game too and it really grabbed me. To hear Z-Cars at Wembley was massive and gave us a sense of being at home. It was a welcome from the fans and we didn't let them down.

"I hope that gives us good memories and I hope we can do it again."

Moyes had already masterminded victories over two top six sides in Liverpool and Aston Villa before Phil Jagielka's spot-kick saw off Manchester United.

He's had to do it the hard way, but the Scot, who has seen the Blues make shock exits to Shrewsbury and Oldham in recent seasons, says it's about time he experienced some joy from a competition Everton last won in 1995.

"For all reasons it's been a really good run in the Cup," he said. "But we've been due one."

Subscribers can see a full exclusive interview with David Moyes plus his pre-Cup final press conference on evertonTV now.

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John CheeversA terrific end to a wonderful (due to the adversity season). I was going to write that just being there is great but, if we are going to reclaim our rightful place as a top club, then we must win this cup! I have EVERY confidence that Everton is back! GO YOU GOOD THING!!!! COYB!

Wednesday 27th May 09:47 Report Comment

Justin Goughits our time look at the season we have had and i dont think there is any other team out there that would av coped wiv all the key players we av lost through injury so well done to the whole team for pulling 2gether and one last push and its glory time coyb

Tuesday 26th May 21:52 Report Comment

Liam Graingeryeah COYB please win it for us long suffering loyal toffees especially those of us who can't afford season tickets and are unable to attend the game they'd give their entire set of limbs for (all limbs) :) It's TOFFEETIME

Tuesday 26th May 17:47 Report Comment

Sean FlasCome on Blues and do what ye've done for the last 7 seasons and don't hold back!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday 26th May 14:47 Report Comment
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