Yeah, I just had this conversation with one of my vendors who is a life long Everton supporter (grew up right across the river about 2 miles as a crow flies from Goodison Park. They picked up a huge point late on Wednesday, but most of our conversation revolved around the recent surge by Spurs. Figured the ugly outing against Brighton was an anomaly and the schedule set up very favorably. After 2 completely lifeless performances I'm lowering my expectations substantially.It’s the year no one wants to finish 4th. Arsenal thump Chelsea and MANUre after playing like a League Two side in losing to Palace, Brighton, and Southampton. Right after Chelsea annihilated Southampton 6-nil. Football bloody hell and all that.
The NLD on May 12 will be more massive than usual this time. A winner probably finishes 4th. Otherwise it’s which of us chokes least. If it comes down to the final day level on points, I’d favor y’all facing an already down Norwich while we’ll have to deal with an Everton side likely needing a win to stay in the league (of note, Everton have the second longest continuous top flight streak; haven’t been down since 1954.)