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Distin's Best Ever Welcome

Distin's Best Ever Welcome

Sylvain Distin says his Everton welcome was the best he's received.

Distin was in the side that beat Wigan 2-1 on Sunday and received a warm reception from the Evertonians when his name was read out and throughout the clash with the Latics.

And having played for Newcastle, Manchester City and Portmouth in the Premier League, the Frenchman was able to reflect on the warmth of his Everton welcome.

"It was a great reception," he told evertonTV. "I have played for three clubs before here and so far it's the best reception I have had. I was a little surprised, but delighted.

"I was very excited before the game and a little bit anxious. The first game for a new club is very important, you want to make a good impression."

And despite having only joined the Toffees on Friday, Distin did seem to impress his new fans - with the 32-year-old insisting only a clean sheet could have made it a better debut.

"I had only one training session with the lads so the important thing was to keep it simple and get used to it," he explained.

"A clean sheet would have been better but it was my first game and my first win, so that is the plus.

"A few of the lads are going on international duty now," he added. "I will try to settle in and find a place to live and get to know the other lads a bit better."

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Mark BunkerI truely believe Distin is gunna be a Legend

Wednesday 2nd September 16:33 Report Comment

john fostergreat signing exactly the kind of player we need in defence plenty of experience and im sure disty will be a true workhorse like stubbs, weir, and davy watsons you get the point a proper football based defender not a cash run one not pointing any fingers (cough lescott cough) sorry just clearing the bug from my throat, anyway welcome to our great club disty

Wednesday 2nd September 10:56 Report Comment

Jack McKennawhat a signing!!! he is as good or just a we bit less than lescott and thank you very much man city because there is no way on earth joleon lescott is worth £24m...thank you again...welcome sylvain

Tuesday 1st September 23:16 Report Comment

Mick EganYour'e very welcome Sylvan, was a solid performance you gave which is always appreciated! Many managers have admitted they fear the atmosphere at Goodison, and now u know why!! Well done and good luck settling down. Everton don't need overpaid superstars like city, we prefer hard working professionals who play with passion for the game. COYB!!!!

Tuesday 1st September 18:50 Report Comment

colin dolmanTHATS A GOODISON WELL COME 4 YOU NOW THAT YOU R AT EVERTON FC WE STICK WITH THE LADS IN BLUE C O Y B

Tuesday 1st September 18:43 Report Comment

Jez WykeJon, do you think Distan took a paycut to come to Everton? Gareth, same question. Why would he demand a chauffer? He's a good player, but he's a professional, he plays for money. Get used to it. They all do.

Tuesday 1st September 16:50 Report Comment

Philip LuxonI thought distin was outstanding having just arrived and jumping into the action. Despite his age, he is one of the better centre halfs in the prem so the price for me is worth it. Take his age out of it and weve just replaced jolly with someone if not better than jolly then easily just as good. Nice moyesy

Tuesday 1st September 15:36 Report Comment

James WilkinsonDistin played a very good game, good signing by Moyes, seems Heitinga is finally at Finch Farm, looks like a good signing and can play at RB, CB and defensive mid, thoe are all positions which everton lack, also it was good/bad news, good news is that i heard Moyes wanted van Der Vaart, would have been a good signing, but the bad news is Real want him back, also cant believe Krancjar went for 2 million pounds, that is a steal, oh well, im sure MOyes can find another player or two before the window closes, COYB!!!

Tuesday 1st September 14:50 Report Comment

ian st john johnsonwell done evertonians......not a mention of the 3rd most expensive defender ever......distin was heard all game...warning yobo when he had a runner trying to get behind him.....seems a more relaxed defender than most.WELCOME DISTIN.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Tuesday 1st September 14:48 Report Comment

Daniel ParkerGareth, if I had a porsche or Ferrari, I'd drive myself too!!

Tuesday 1st September 14:44 Report Comment

Greg Neillyou were excellent on saturday sylvain. hopefully a few more of those performances to come. you were solid and made a few hard tackles. well done!

Tuesday 1st September 14:42 Report Comment

David StubbsThat is because we have the best fans in the world. Put in some more good performances lad and Im sure there will be plenty more cheers coming your way.

Tuesday 1st September 14:42 Report Comment

jon davenportthats what hard-working players get at goodison and it will only get better if you give your all for the shirt. WHO NEEDS £E$COTT

Tuesday 1st September 14:38 Report Comment

gareth butterworthWhen the lad drives to Goodison himself in the evening for his medical 'cos there's no plane from the South - & he doesn't demand a chauffeur-driver - shows what signing for EVERTON meant to him, Good on you Sylvan, welcome to the best club in the world.

Tuesday 1st September 14:34 Report Comment
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