February 2009 Archives
With Mikel Arteta, Victor Anichebe and Jack Rodwell all added to their injury list, Everton were happy to welcome back Tony Hibbert and Tim Cahill from suspension against West Brom today, with Steven Pienaar and Marouane Fellaini both returning from injury.
NOT since Tony Waddington claimed to have been "stabbed in the back" has an Everton v Stoke clash caused such rancour.
That was 34 years ago - when the single-minded Potters boss was furious the FA chose fourth-placed Everton rather than his own fifth placed finishers for English football's last UEFA Cup place.
But the football world was very different back then.
The FA still observed a bizarre "one club per city ruling" in European football.