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the schedule is gonna get tougher...man utd and then arsenal...
 

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We are going to have to win this, as well as Bolton and West Ham at the end of the season, if we want to secure Europe.

If we want CL, we can only realistically drop points against Man U.

This really ought to be a win...
 

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Tough one. Dawson should be back for this one right? or has he been suspended for longer?

As for the rest I'd more or less keep it as it is. Perhaps get Defoe on for Mido as he hasn't been so good in the last 2 games but we got to keep Tainio on the left!
 

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FOX Soccer Channel (FSC) - US
English Premier League
Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur

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We need 10 points from the remaining games to secure 4th spot. From that calculation this one must be a 3 pointer...
 

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this game is a must win...the man utd match is tough...and the arsenal game is the most important game this season...
 

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10:00 ET - Goodison Park

Everton v Tottenham

Preview Match Gamecast Mobile

Updated: April 14, 2006, 8:45 AM ET
Everton v Tottenham: PreviewPA


It may only be a glimmering hope now, but Everton defender Alan Stubbs still believes the Toffees can qualify for Europe.

But if that is a long shot for the Goodison Park club, for their Saturday opponents Tottenham, Europe is very much on the horizon.

Everton are struggling now even to qualify for the Intertoto Cup, needing to finish above Bolton and Blackburn to make that a possibility.

But veteran centre-back Stubbs will remain defiant until the sums no longer add up.

Ahead of the Goodison clash with Spurs, who currently hold down a Champions League qualification spot, Stubbs said: ``Europe is flickering now. If we are going to have any chance now we would have to win four of the last five.

``Three matches are at home and our home form has been good apart from the draw with Sunderland. It is still all to play for because the teams above us have dropped points as well, so nobody has pulled away and gained a big advantage over the last weekend.''

But Stubbs is frustrated that the Blues have missed a golden opportunity to close the gap on sixth place, dropping two points at home to Sunderland and then failing to take more than a point at an under-strength Charlton last Saturday.

He said: ``We were disappointed we didn't get what we could have out of the game. We felt Charlton were there for the taking.

``We only came away with a point but if we had played a little better it could have easily been three.''

While Everton's European dream is flagging, Spurs are marching towards a first appearance in the Champions League. But they cannot afford even the hint of a slip-up, though, and will want to make it a Premiership double over Everton this term having won 2-0 when the sides met at White Hart Lane in October.

Arsenal are fifth, five points adrift but no longer with a game in hand after their draw at Portsmouth on Wednesday, and Blackburn are sixth on the same points as Arsenal but with an inferior goal difference. Bolton are six points behind.

Everton are virtually injury-free for the first time in months with Lee Carsley back in the first team for the first time since the beginning of the season, and Matteo Ferrari also pushing for a run-out after recovering from knee problems.

Tottenham coach Martin Jol has just one player missing for the trip to Goodison Park.

Centre-half Michael Dawson misses out through suspension after being sent-off against Newcastle.

Ledley King is fully fit after showing no adverse reaction from his ankle problem following his return to the side in the win over Manchester City.

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None I'm afraid, not even a radio link. They seem to think that the Arse-WBA and Newcastle-Wigan games are more important :mad:

EDIT: but it's 0-1 thanks to a Robbie Keane penalty :happy: fully deserved it seems too.

2 goals for Rasiak too today btw for Southampton :howler:
 

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Scum 1 - Baggies 1

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we better make it 2 (as should have Arse actually if I have to be honest) cos we're dominating Everton big time. All possession is ours and Defoe just hit the crossbar too. Everton going route 1 with big Duncan.

EDIT: 2-1 Arse :groan:
 

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We done it :strong:

Really should have won by more. Saw some crisp passing and combinations from us. Everton hardly got a sniff in bar for the last 5 minutes with their route 1 stuff which would make even Rosenborg seem a pretty side.

Bit worrying that the King had to be subbed in the dying seconds but I don't think his injury looked too bad. He at least was able to hobble off the pitch.
 
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