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Bridging the Gap

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Everton in their last three campaigns have finished 9, 11 and 10 points behind 4th position. Is that what millions in Champions League gets you? At worst an average of a 10-point buffer zone?

So I have one question: what can be done differently next season to break into the top 4?

  • A solid pre-season - check.
  • Creativity in the middle to lessen the burden on Arteta - check.
  • Erm, silmply more numbers of astute Moyes signings - check.
Anything else???
Nick Entwistle, London     Posted 25/05/2009 at 06:53:31

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Danny Jones
1   Posted 25/05/2009 at 17:20:10

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The teams at the top of the league all seem to go through a spell where they grind out about 10 wins on the bounce, be it 1-0 or 2-1. I would like us to start doing that, this year we had a good run, but winning and drawing not just the winning and winning. With some more players added and those long term injured players back, I do believe we could start doing this.
Charlie Percival
2   Posted 25/05/2009 at 17:30:34

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I'd say a nippy skillful winger is more important,

We have about 12 central midfielders:

Fellaini, and even Gosling can apparently do a job in centre mid

But no out-and-out wingers!!! A left and right winger would be great......and what we are and have always been lacking since Kanchelskis left.

Ian Tunny
3   Posted 25/05/2009 at 18:45:50

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To bridge the gap we need to be lucky in terms of having few injuries to key players. Man Utd never seem to have long term injuries especially to their best players Rooney and Ronaldo, and thats probably the main reason they won the league.

We also need to hope one of the top 4 teams has an off season and suffer injuries to key players which was the case with Arsenal, but if that happens they can just go out and buy Arshavin, so its going to be very difficult

We did it a few seasons ago and with a very poor side so i still have a lot of belief. If the defence performs as it has the last few months keeping clean sheets and we add another match winner then it can be done.

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