Football story of the week, no doubt, comes to us from Dutch website HP Detjid via the Liverpool Echo. Back in the summer of 2011, former Everton player Andy Van Der Meyde (who made a mere 20 appearances with the club) reached out to his Dutch compatriot Royston Drenthe, then of Real Madrid, via voice mail to let him know that a move to the Toffees, was a horrible idea. Why pray tell?
Transcript of the Van Der Meyde message below.
“Royston, I hear that you are on your way to Everton. Don’t do it boy, I beg you, don’t do it.
“Liverpool has too many temptations for guys like us. Before you know it you will be dragged into the nightclubs.
“There Bacardi flows and you can ski on cocaine; and the women, Royston. Oh man, oh man, oh man. Those British women with their short skirts . . . ’’
Drenthe ignored Van Der Meyde's warnings and lasted eight months with Everton. At least now those van der Meyde suspensions make a bit of sense.