Watching the game last night I could not believe the odds the bookies are giving for the league next year. I agree with the so-called top 4 being favourites but after that, I could not belive it:
Man City 33s... Spurs 100s... Villa 100s... and then the Mighty Blues at 250s!
Am I missing something but have we not come above them three in last two seasons and hopefully a third? With a few more signings, our squad will be a lot stronger than them three no matter who they buy, so I know who my money will be on. COYB.
Tom McGrath, Posted 19/05/2009 at 06:25:44
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1 Posted 20/05/2009 at 00:36:00
2 Posted 20/05/2009 at 00:56:03
I don't give two fucks what the bookies odds are. We have all witnessed what Everton have achieved despute chronic injuries to key players and other upheavals.
I?d say go out and put some money on us. We have a better manager, better team, better togetherness and more spunk than everyone except the Sky4. I enter every new season with a sense of trepidation (part of the Evertonian DNA). But I have no worries for next season. We?re almost gonna have 4 key new signings (Arteta, Yak, Jags & Anichebe) before we do anything in the transfer market.
So fuck the bookies. On this, they know nothing. They?re just like the media who swoon over Spurs despite them being shite most seasons. Don?t concern yourself with their ignorance, just take their money instead.
3 Posted 20/05/2009 at 01:12:20
4 Posted 20/05/2009 at 02:45:46
That is definately good value, and I am sure that it won’t be 250/1 for much longer!
We are 2/1 (best price) to lift the FA cup.
5 Posted 20/05/2009 at 02:36:08
This happens every year, and without fail, like bluebottle larvae, we rise above the shite.
Put £50 on another top 5 finish before the winter heating bills, and reap the benefits before the baliffs take all your stuff. Easy!
Just lay off Duvel and Chimay before posting....
6 Posted 20/05/2009 at 03:16:20
We do better than the stated teams not because, player for player, we are better (that?s highly debatable). Rather, we have continuity on our side and a strong team spirit. Bookies are not blind; they know we won?t break the bank tomorrow, but the above stated clubs have done so, and will continue to do so. Spending $$ alone won?t win you the league, but not spending means you risk falling behind.
One reason why we are closing in on 5th is because the majority of the above stated clubs imploded. Spurs shot themselves in the foot through their revolving door of players and managers; Man City are like a spoilt kid unleashed at a shopping mall who suddenly realises they can have everything, but not sure what they want; while Aston Villa miscalculated their Uefa Cup adventures. Maybe it?s difficult to replicate the team spirit we have, but if we are only banking on that, we won?t last too long.
And of course, ignore the bookies : )
7 Posted 20/05/2009 at 07:46:46
When I go on their site I cant find anything about next season.
8 Posted 20/05/2009 at 08:06:23
Everton’s form since 20 October has been outstanding:
Only 5 losses in 29 league games.
We conceded only 19 goals...equal lowest in the Premier with Chelsea!
And Arsenal only scored one more point than Everton over that period, with our goal difference 4 to the better!
(Spurs though could actually be a threat next season...they were only 3 points behind us over that period, though with a vastly inferior goal difference)
9 Posted 20/05/2009 at 07:46:07
If Villa can splash £40-50M again this summer and they click, they could really have a serious go next year.
Only a fool would write off Spurs now, with Harry at the helm and money to spend.
Man City bought Robinho and have spent wisely in Given. They have an open cheque-book and more money than Chelsea. It’s unlikely that they’ll do much next season, but if they splash £200M, that’s a lot of good players.
Whereas, Everton will probably bring in a couple of frees to replace the outgoing fringe players, maybe a couple of £1M youngsters and the traditional big money signing. We’re steady and we’ll be on the edge of the top-4 at worst again next year, but we’re unlikely to find that spark that the others can buy. We have a good chance of top-4 with Arsenal faltering, but only if Moyes has got some real hidden gems up his sleeve.
10 Posted 20/05/2009 at 09:34:15
11 Posted 20/05/2009 at 09:34:01
12 Posted 20/05/2009 at 09:58:15
You don?t see a skint bookie.
13 Posted 20/05/2009 at 12:11:12
14 Posted 20/05/2009 at 12:44:30
150/1 1/3 odds first 4 places would be nice.
15 Posted 20/05/2009 at 12:50:18
Kenwrights ’finding it hard to make ends meet’ statement is about as pre-emptive as you can get..
Watch him lap up the glory of the FA cup over the next week then disappear and let Elstone tell us that we are spending nothing again this year.
16 Posted 20/05/2009 at 14:33:50