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I've been a blue now for around 25 years and i have to admit, other than that truely world class side from the 80's this squad is probably the best we have and it gives me a lot of hope. Our Eufa cup run this year has been fantastic to watch (other than Metallist) and lets hope we have a similar run in the Champions league next year.
Moyes in general is proving to be a great manager...yes sometimes his decisions are baffling and some of his buys have been poor (Kroldrup) but overall i'm very happy he's in charge as he's changed our squad into a youthfull outfit full of international players or future international players.
Unfortunately, i still think there are a few areas we need to improve in squad wise, Hibbert can have a storming game every now and then but he dives in too much and gives away too many freekicks etc...we still need a bit more creativity as we really do miss Arteta who in my opinion is WORLD CLASS, maybe with Pienaar fit, Graveson fit, and Fernandes match fit we could cover for him but he's still a big miss.
Up front i'm happy, Yakubu just scores for fun at any team he's played for, Vaughan and Anichebe will be our two top strikers in a couple of years and Johnson works his socks off (could do with scoring more though).
What are everyones opinion with regards to the stadium move? I for one am for it, yes i love Goodison, every blue does and in an ideal scenario I would love it to be redeveloped, but its just not feasible. Therefore Kirkby is the best option, its only a few miles from Goodison and to be able to have that fantastic stadium with so little debt is amazing, we would have sooo much more revenue to put into generating a WORLD CLASS squad again....just look at Finch Farm.....world class...we will get back there.
As it is i'm a little worried about this season, there is no doubt if we concentrate on the league we can finish 4th, alternatively if we concentrate on the UEFA cup we can win that, but to do both will take a lot of luck and we need players to keep fit. 5 games in 16 days with potentially 2 semi legs...what do you concentrate on?? All i say is COYB against Brann....lets keep our run going.
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Why would this thread mention you guys? I was talking about what our squad should be aiming for. The only teams above us in the league are Arsenal, Man U and Chelsea, the big 3. They are the only teams we are focused on, why would we be aiming to compete with teams that are below us?