IF anybody doubts how much managing Everton means to David Moyes, simply show them footage of the final moments at Goodison last Sunday.
As Nikica Jelavic’s winner nestled into the bottom corner, Moyes raced on to the field and began the kind of uncoordinated, incoherent celebration that will no doubt be replicated at Christmas and New Year parties the nation over.
Mind you, he’s not the first person to swap the dugout for the pitch in delight.
Brian Kidd couldn’t help but sink to his knees on the Old Trafford turf back in 1993 when Steve Bruce netted a winner for Manchester United against Sheffield Wednesday in the 561st minute of injury time.
Jose Mourinho danced down the touchline at the same ground 11 years later when his Porto side dumped United out of the Champions League.
David Pleat embarked on a lengthy sprint/jig of delight combination at Maine Road after Luton Town’s victory kept them up and sent Manchester City down.
Pride of place, though, must go to Bob Stokoe, who in celebrating Sunderland’s shock 1-0 FA Cup final triumph over Leeds United, raced across the Wembley turf wearing a long brown mac, bright red tracksuit bottoms and his trademark trilby hat.
Who said the 1970s wasn’t the height of fashion?