Following the blues: I’m dreaming of a blue Christmas
Our regular blues blogger Tim is back and dreaming of a blue Christmas.
By Tim Lloyd
As we are well into December it is now more important than ever that the blues pick up points during a busy festive period.
Starting tomorrow night against what can only be described as a bogey team in Crystal Palace who seem to have a knack of picking up results on Merseyside both at Goodison and that other place across Stanley Park the name slips my mind.
It’s always a bit of a nightmare waiting all weekend for the game on a Monday night but once again this is a sign of those Ivory tower types at Sky who do not consider the away fan, massive respect to the traveling support tomorrow night at Goodison Park unfortunately I hope you will not be cheering much.
Last week’s horror show second half at Bournemouth is Everton’s only blip of what has so far been a rather good start to the season. It was made even better with the blues progressing to the semi-finals after a comfortable win in the north East against Middlesbrough this was thanks in no small part to Gerrard Deulofeu. This seems to be a constant feature of an Everton victory the little Spaniard players well and 9/10 Everton come away with three points.
Starting with Palace at home, Everton’s Christmas run in features games against Norwich, Newcastle, Stoke and Leicester city. That sounds like an easy run in but with the Premier League nothing is never easy…just ask Liverpool after tonight’s results. I joke yet as you may have noticed the blues run in feature the toon army. Leicester City will be no easy game as well with the foxes over achieving this season finding themselves high up the Premier League table which is a refreshing change from the usual ‘Sky top 4’ on top of them being high up in the table they also have a English goal scorer in top form in the shape of Jamie Vardy. The trip to Norwich yet again is a fine example of TV companies not caring about the fans with a 12:45 kick off set for the blues trip to Carrow Road next weekend (12th).
I may not sound full of Christmas cheer, partly due to the fact I’ve not started my Christmas shopping yet and partly because I know Everton are bound to let me down …. I hope they don’t but I just have a horrible feeling.
On a much happier note hundreds of Blue Santa’s ran around Liverpool city centre today to raise money for Everton in the community, I did it last year so I have nothing but respect for all those who ran or more in my case walked it well done. Also well done to Everton on using some common sense and giving those fans who ran on to the pitch against Bournemouth a warning and not a banning order those fans showed passion which some of the players haven’t in small parts this season.
Up next for the Blues Crystal Palace at Goodison tomorrow night, hopefully three points to push on up the table but I can’t see it unfortunately.
Up the Toffs!