From Pies to Toffees
Date: Friday 19th March 2010
As the mighty Sir David of Higson once eloquently put it: “Owen Coyle………He gets the ball, he scores a goal.” The sight of a ‘slight’ Scottish striker putting the ball in the net can only be described as one of my favourite moments of the ‘Rioch Revolution’, as we look ahead to our visit to Goodison Park
Tough Scottish manager... check
Sometimes attractive, yet functional football... check
Living in the shadow of a supposed bigger club... check
The similarities between the Wanderers and Everton may not be apparent to the outsider, but to us here at The Wanderer Towers we have enough to say it’s potentially going to be a cracker of a game tomorrow.
This game presents us with opportunity of doing a ‘double’ over Everton. It also presents us with the worrying stat that Everton haven’t lost in six games, and they trying for a seventh for the first time since the Premier League started. Again this presents problems - as with the Spammers and Sunderland games it could go one of two ways. I hope it’s the former rather than the latter, but then again you just never know with the Wanderers at the moment!
OC has said that he’s been given a slight selection headache ahead of the game with the return of some familiar faces in Davies, Ricketts and potentially our top league goalscorer, Gary Cahill. Personally I’d stick with the team that gave the Pie Eaters a pasting, and build from there.
With a run of four very tough games coming up, and a slight cushion of eight points between us and the relegation dog-fight, this is a game that doesn’t fill me with as much dread as it should. Let’s hope we can get something from this, and build on an incredible nine point haul from a possible 12 that has me believing, ever so slightly, that Owen will be building his own Premier League team in the summer.