This is the sh*ttest preview of all time that I’ve managed to do on the move from my phone. Why did I give ViewFromGwladys the day off again?
Anyway, we’re back! I think… Don’t tell anyone just in case we aren’t. You couldn’t really blame someone for whispering it quietly on that walk up to Goodison in half an hour, after a few pints, and maybe some class As. But the signs have been there over our past 3 games, and a more direct approach has given us flashes of the Everton attack that created so many problems for teams last season.
McGeady aside, they deserved praise for their display against West Ham on Tuesday. 10 of them took the game to the Hammers for an hour and despite the inevitable kick in the bollocks that only supporting Everton brings, I wasn’t disappointed given the circumstances. It’s that attitude, commitment and fight that we’d been severely lacking for months, but if we want that performance to mean anything then we need to carry on where we left off tonight.
Tony Pulis is known to get the best out of his sides defensively, and we shouldn’t expect West Brom to be anything other than well organised. The first goal could be the most crucial and I’m just hoping our defence deal with the in form Saido Berahino. That said, if we do concede then we’ll make sure it’s from the sh*ttest player on the pitch. It’s the Everton way.
Mirallas in for McGeady is our only change. West Brom have gone with a midfield four of Brunt, Gardner, Yacob and Morrison and former Everton men Lescott and Anichebe are fully expected to have the game of their lives.
With just one win in 12 matches in all competitions, tonight really is as must win as must wins get.
Don’t fuck it up Everton.