April 2008 Archives
A POPULAR theory has it that Everton's draw with Aston Villa on Sunday means they have surrendered the initiative in the race for Europe. Don't believe it for one minute!
Things will become much clearer following the next round of games, but I am still convinced that the Blues will finish fifth, and have every confidence they will defy the odds by getting a point at Arsenal next weekend.
Sure, it was disappointing to surrender the lead twice against Villa, but there were signs that we were starting to get back to something like our best. And I would much rather be in our position than Villa's with two games to go.
THE jokes started within minutes. A caller to Radio 5 Live put on his best 'listen to me I'm being serious' voice and said: "John Arne Riise's just been pulled over by the police on the M62."
SOMETIMES as a football manager, you are presented with a game that only requires a one word team talk and David Moyes faces that situation on Sunday.
Aston Villa, the side who want to wrestle fifth place from Everton's grasp, will arrive at Goodison Park brimming with confidence, but David is only going to have to tell his players to "win" in order to fire them up