The Guardian's preview of Everton's season says Marco Silva has foundations to build on after some shrewd signings and they should be aiming for Europa League qualification.
However, the collective wisdom of The Guardian's football writers has Everton predicted to finish 8th again, preserving the possibility for a dark-horse assault on those precious Champions League places if Silva can carry improve on the impressive form his charges showed in the final stages of last season.
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1 Posted 01/08/2019 at 14:38:31
2 Posted 01/08/2019 at 14:49:34
If, however, we finish 8th and on 54 points, I'm going on a one-man riot here in Florida, and overturning cars and lighting shit on fire.
We have to improve this season. If we don't finish north of 60 points, the season is an abject failure.
3 Posted 01/08/2019 at 15:07:08
The Opta thing seems ridiculous.
4 Posted 01/08/2019 at 15:07:17
I see we lost 14 games last season which if we converted 7 of those to draws and converted 2 of our draws to wins would give us 11 more points putting us on 65 points which should deliver top 6.
If we do that well or better I will be rioting in Florida too but only in the bars!!
5 Posted 01/08/2019 at 15:12:13
Martinezs first season was 72pts, if we were to beat that then Champions League qualification is a real possibility. Id say there are question marks over Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, but Leicester and Wolves will have similar ambitions to us.
I wouldnt too be surprised with anything between 3rd and 9th.
6 Posted 01/08/2019 at 15:14:36
7 Posted 01/08/2019 at 15:34:16
8 Posted 01/08/2019 at 15:56:34
9 Posted 01/08/2019 at 17:55:46
Nothing in-depth required. Put pieces of paper in a hat numbered 6, 7, 8. Close eyes, pick one. "Annnnnnd 8th it is for Everton lads, type it in".
With Brands dealings and we push into the Top 6 this season, then they HAVE to talk about us. Until then, we're just "Meh, Everton again. Where's those 3 pieces of paper?"
10 Posted 01/08/2019 at 23:41:10
I estimate we need a too goalscoring wide man along with Kean to get around that level.
New wide man 12
Bernard, DCL, Davies, Gomes 10 between them.
Coleman, Digne rest of defence 15 between them.
Rest of squad 5/7 goals.
Obviously it's all a guessing game, but so was what Fergusons estimate.
A lot rests on us buying a Zaha/Malcom/Neres style player, but if we want to have a right go we need to add to our goal output.
The opposite end of the field also has to play a part, but if we manage 14 or so clean sheets as we did last time out then we should get a good points haul with a strong attack.
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