After The Toffees’ latest dismal defeat at Goodison Park, many supporters are becoming stoical with regards to the team’s constant failings.
January heralded in the New Year and with it renewed hopes in the hearts of Evertonians of the long-awaited and incredibly overdue turnaround in the fortunes of our club. January though saw a month of decidedly mixed and rather dispiriting results in both Premier League and the FA Cup.
Six games were played, three wins and three losses and disappointingly no great improvement in the level of performance from the team as a collective despite some bright moments from individuals.
Another bad day at the office.
Wolves came with a plan, executed it almost flawlessly and returned down the M6 with all three points, the only bright spot of another miserable afternoon for the Blues being a sumptuous strike from Andre Gomes.
The debate around the future of Marco Silva is a legitimate one and unfortunately for him one that is unlikely to go away before the end of the season, one way or another.
It’s a repeat of this season’s curtain raiser as Wolves travel to Goodison in a clash that could determine who finishes seventh come the end of the campaign.
Surprisingly, Everton have now won two of their last three league games, despite it feeling an age between the 2-0 win over Bournemouth and the midweek victory over Huddersfield Town.
Tuesday night wasn’t pretty, but it was effective — a much needed three points and a third league away win this term.
Expectation is everything in football. The measurement of the distance from where you think your club should be to where it actually is will likely dictate the degree of happiness or misery you feel in any given season.
For us Blues at the moment, think of it as a simple equation, one that can be read as:
Expectations – Reality = Catastrophic Fume
For a very long time, Evertonians had very limited expectations.
Everton’s Premier League campaign already appears to be coming to a stuttering end after just 23 games, so Saturday’s FA Cup tie could prove to be Marco Silva’s last chance to save a season.
The Blues had a dismal day on the south coast last weekend, a long range James Ward-Prowse strike and an own goal from <a data-ail="16559" target="_self" href="https://www.grandoldteam.