One down, two to go.
I think that’s the majority view, right?
We weren’t embarrassed at Spurs, there just wasn’t enough quality in the right moments to make it a contest.
They dominated most of the game and yet, had Fabio slotted his chance away and Hoever put the ball in the stands, things could have gone another way.
There are personnel issues at the back, but the real problem is 35 goals in 36 matches. It’s nowhere near enough.
Taking that as a positive, if you average less than a goal a game and are still around midtable, then you’re doing something right elsewhere on the pitch.
That’s why I think Nuno is still the man – he just needs a bit more presence at the back and a lot more firepower.
At various points in the season it’s seemed like Champions League qualification was a realistic goal, but it’s looking like the Toffees might now miss out on European football altogether.
Losing at home to Sheffield Utd was a disaster and given that their final game is at Man City, they’ll know anything but a victory here could see yet see them dragged down as low as 10th by the finish.
There’s a sense that Carlo Ancelotti is moving them forward and given that they could only manage 12th last season on 7 fewer points than they’ve got now, that’s probably fair.
But if they do end up in midtable it will feel like failure after splashing the cash on some high profile additions last summer.
They’ll probably do the same again in the next transfer window and a couple of quality additions would make a difference to a good squad that – like a lot of other clubs in fairness – has been pinched by injuries.
The Everton fans are back at Goodison Park for this one, so there will be added incentive for them to finish their home campaign in the right manner.
The home end
Some comments lifted from the (incredibly downcast and angry) pre-match thread on the Grand Old Team forum.
Ive almost lost the will to live with this lot-I just want to go in and smack the lot of them everywhere, I am one that is never happy with people always saying and lots say it mostly in Jan which is annoying that they dont care and season is over etc, but baring a miracle ours is over in reality now as it looks like we have well and truly stuffed any little euro hopes up which probably please’s the people that want us not to be in Europa [IE we may as we end 8th every season] , but i still want us to win, will say 2-1 as i just dont have a clue with us now.
There is nothing to play for now so I predict best performance of the season and 3 points.
We needed fans in at the last game when we still had the chance to do something. All but gone for us and the players have been on easy street the whole season. If these players were thinking it will be OK now the fans are back in, they are in for a rude awakening, I hope those 10k make themselves heard, so they are in no doubt, NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER how unhappy the fanbase is with their weak and pathetic displays.
Is it awful I couldn’t give a toss about this game ,about these players ,I’m just bored of it all,so we start the game stopping the ball in the middle of the pitch so Keane can loft it out of play instantly giving the advantage to wolves ,who will probably score on 5-6 mins ,Everton with zero creativity and zero width will then spend 80 mins huffing and puffing while Traore scores in a 3 on 1 break on 91 mins
I expect nothing and therefore my expectations will be met! As predictable as any other home game this season and we all know what is coming. 0 – 0 and nothig happens. We all boo and rage on GOT and they all trail off to City at the weekend to have a look at the Premiership trophy as that’s as close as this lot are gonna get to it. At least they can only ruin one more weekend… until August. COYB. Please. Just for once.
I’m not sure you could say any of the young players produced against Spurs (nor many of the senior players in fairness). Fabio didn’t carry any threat. Vitinha was anonymous. Hoever made grave errors. Gibbs-White was probably the best without being great.
I’d consider starting something more senior this time, while giving Ait-Nouri and Gibbs-White the chance to play alongside more experienced team-mates.
That team I feel would have a chance of doing something in the game, whereas the XI we saw at the weekend would give us a similar performance to what we saw at Spurs.
Last time out
Everton won a stodgy game at Molineux in January 2-1 thanks to Michael Keane’s late header. There wasn’t much in the game but as has been the case far too often this season, we couldn’t defend a cross.
They also won this fixture 3-2 last season in a more entertaining game where Wolves twice equalised only for Richarlison to find a winner.
Well done to Cannock Wolf, MILDENHALL WOLF, Wolfman Jack, PeteRobbo, Matt Cook and Mosman Wolf who all correctly predicated a 2-0 defeat against Spurs.
And double well done to Mosman Wolf who has taken the outright lead at the top of the overall table at the end of Gameweek 36 in what’s proving to be the most exciting title race in the history of the blog.
As always if you’d like to join in, simply leave your prediction for this game in the comment section below, which is where you’ll find my best guess.
Up The Wolves!