My Everton #57: Tears Of Joy

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I was born in Mauritius and have been an Evertonian for 56 years, the day Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday in 1966 to win the FA Cup. 

My love for Everton runs deep - it has done since that very day.

Not a single day goes by without me checking the website to know what is happening with the team.

Last season was tough. I prayed and prayed as we struggled to retain our Premier League status and I cried tears of joy after we beat Crystal Palace to clinch it.

I have so much faith in Frank Lampard. He’s a genuine guy and it's clear for us to see his heart is with Everton. 

From the start of this season I've had a very good feeling about us again. I love the signings we managed to bring in over the summer, especially Amadou Onana, who I think will help us a lot.
I have lived in Sydney for 46 years now and my dream of watching Everton live came true in 2010, when the Club was last over here.

I have already got my ticket for the next visit in November for the Celtic match. I am so excited and hope to meet some of the players while they are over here.

In the meantime, I will continue to watch on from afar... And probably keep rewatching that Crystal Palace match, which I've already seen more than 20 times!

The passion of Evertonians is like nothing else.

Up the Toffees.

By Jocelyn Empeigne, Evertonian

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