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After a brilliant week which involved an eventful couple of days in Blackpool and Phil Neville becoming the King of Twitter (you know who you are mate!!) it wouldn't be Everton if it carried on going smoothly...
It's been a pretty poor week for the Blues after a very scrappy point against Bolton and the loss to Arsenal, but what do you expect after Moyesie getting Manager of the Month?
With the two games at home, you'd be looking for at least four points, so to get one isn't the best outcome! The only real highlights for me being the return of Jack Rodwell and Jermaine Beckford getting off the mark. I'm a fan of Beckford, I hope he gets his opportunity because the lad can finish when given the chance and at the moment, we need all the goals we can get!
After the disappointment of Sunday, the last thing you want is an international break, but thankfully we don’t have to wait too long to get back into action at Sunderland.
The Arsenal game was a weird one. In the past, the success we've had against them has tended to be when we've bullied them, not let them play and given them no time on the ball – the classic example of this being the James Beattie 1-0 in January 2006.
On Sunday, I felt we tried to play too much football, as we have at times this season. Don't get me wrong, some of the stuff we play is a joy to watch, but when we get to the final third and there's no cutting edge, its a bit of a waste – remind you of anyone?
Next up of course is Sunderland, who in typical fashion will be sky high on confidence after their thoroughly deserved win at Chelsea. I'd like to think its a game we can win, a point is the minimum requirement, but it will be a tricky one. I will gladly take another injury time Tim Cahill winner though...
I’m sat here writing this while watching Scotland v Faroe Islands. Now, I don't know about you, but I'm not the biggest fan of international football. I follow both Ireland and Scotland due to the influence of my parents, but I also keep an eye out on all the Everton players involved. This means i'll have half an eye on England only if Jags is playing – if he's not on the pitch, i'll watch another game because I'd rather Everton won a corner than England win the World Cup!
On a sidenote, it was great to see the Club have been given planning permission for the new retail development on the site of the marquee. In the short term it is exactly what we need. Purpose built office space is vital, as is the option for more corporate facilities and the fact this will help free up more space within the ground for this purpose is also a bonus.
However, for me, the real highlight is the planned museum and the opportunity to give The Everton Collection a proper home. We all know how unique this is so to have it based at Goodison will be very special and something I'm very much looking forward to.
Anyway, Onwards and Upwards!
Up the Toffees!!
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