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*NOT* The Greatest Everton Players: Apostolos Vellios
by Ed Bottomley

I had high hopes for Social Media’s Apostolos Vellios. He certainly looked the part, at 6ft 4in he was the same height as Big Dunc… Unfortunately, that’s where the similarities ended…

Although Vellios started well for us, scoring three goals after just 235 minutes of playing time, David Moyes lost faith in him. Soon he was permanently shunted down the pecking order with Nikica Jelavić and then Vic Anichebe coming into form. 

Under Roberto Martinez, things weren’t much better – it wasn’t a fresh start for Vellios, rather more of the same – and the Greek striker refused to be loaned out to other teams. 

Eventually, after a poor loan spell at Blackpool where he only played twice, he was shipped out to Lierse… Then loaned to FC Vestsjælland in Denmark… Then he returned to his first club, Iraklis in Greece, where he managed to hit double figures for the first time in his career as a goalscorer… Now he’s back in England, at Nottingham Forest, where he’s doing OK. 

Thanks for the memories, Tolis. And for all those Instagram selfies

Written by Ed Bottomley

Everton fan exiled in Michigan. Duncan Ferguson obsessive, history buff, optimist.
Follow me on Twitter @DixiesSixty

2 Comments

I know you’ve done this with tongue in cheek Ed. But can’t you be just a bit more upbeat now the hard times are just beginning to fade? We’re all cautious about the current run, but it’s a whole lot better than the previous two seasons.

by Phil Williams on Mar 12, 2017 at 9:54 am


    Definitely tongue in cheek! But I’ll stop posting these, didn’t want this to come across as mean spirited.

    by Ed Bottomley on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm


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