Everton crucial, not quite defining
The game with Everton at the weekend is potential as close to a 'season defining' fixture as it can be without it not quite - 100% - being make or break whatever way it goes - but it is very close to that, well in my opinion anyway...
Everton are currently in 4th place, 6pts ahead of us so defeat would stretch them to a lead that I do not think we could catch and overturn to be honest, so avoiding defeat is very important to our season, a point would be a good return, all 3 would be fantastic and would well and truly leave us in the European hunt and not for merely a uefa cup place either!
We have one of the best away records in the league, so going to Goodison Park and winning would not surprise me, but they are yet to concede a league goal at home since the turn of the year so this makes the job appear that much harder - but with all due respect to Everton, and the teams they have played they have not really been tested so far in 2008, so if we can be at the top of our game we will provide that stern test, we could then be able can score, and we could win.
I have this feeling it is going to be a cracking game fellas, so it is just as well it is on the box, so those of us that cannot make it up to Merseyside can watch it that way - victory and the dreams of that final champions league place let alone a uefa cup place remain alive, defeat and the champions league dream will remain just that, a dream, but the uefa cup would still be possible, a draw and all bets are still on...
If this fixture is not exactly a season definer then the one with Villa in a couple of weeks almost certainly will be, 'if' we could come away with a return of 6pts from these games then potential the world is our lobster!
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