I went out last night to watch some ice hockey. The Islanders. I’m writing this before though. So who knows if it was good. All I know is that you don’t get rowdy with other fans BUT you can drink beer. Which is why you don’t need to get rowdy… because you’re concentrating on beer.
Anyway, big game today. Our second 1730 kick off in a week. We take on the mighty Everton.
So what do we know about our form? Well it’s teriffic. We’ve won our last 3 games at home, two of those include elite opposition in United and Bayern.
Everton? Well, it’s not looking so good up there. They’re 11th in the form table and 9th in the real table. I watched them take a tanking from United. They weren’t that bad. They just didn’t take their chances and their defending was embarrassing.
I’m kind of glad Roberto Martinez isn’t doing a great job. Any manager who carves a reputation playing a style of football not suited to the calibre of players on offer, resulting in a near death relegation battle every year is not, in my opinion, a great manager. He’s super nice and exactly the sort of manager I worry we’d look to sign.
Well, honeymoon is over and it looks like he’s not as good as Moyes. Off the list, I hope.
We know the game will be tough. Everton have a fast and powerful team. I mean, on the face of it, a front line of Lukaku, Deulofeu, Naismith and Barkley… well, it’s pretty intimidating. Fast, tenacious, hardworking and potentially deadly. Just doesn’t work that often, does it?
Still, we are a glamour team. So our scalp raises the game of others and it sharpens the focus. So we need to have our wits about us.
We have one injury worry… Rambo. Out. 3 weeks + the usual 3 weeks after when you’re not sure what’s going on.
So that means Chambo coming into the mixer. A player who isn’t in great form. A player who is struggling with his identity this season. How is this going to affect the dynamic? How is he going to drive our play? What will he be like next to Theo? Will he defend? Will his passing be up to scratch?
So many questions. I hope he finds himself. I really do.
I’d imagine it’ll be Theo starting up top tomorrow. With the rest of the team staying the same.
Should be a fun game. Another home one. Enjoy if you’re there. I’ll be watching with a bloody mary or something else suitably non-football.