After two consecutive bottom-half finishes under Roberto Martinez, Everton fans were understandably excited about the introduction of Ronald Koeman as manager.
Under the Spaniard, the Toffees had finished 11th two seasons in a row, a far cry from their fifth-place finish in 2013/14, and were showing no signs of progression.
With Koeman in charge, and a fresh injection of cash, Everton fans were once again dreaming of challenging for the European places.
After seven games, they are currently in fifth and have looked likely to stay near the top as the season unfolds.
The Dutchman came to Everton with a stellar reputation after guiding Southampton to 7th and 6th place in two seasons in charge despite losing a number of key players.
Koeman has brought in a few new faces who seem to have hit the ground running and sorted out one or two problems during the Martinez reign.
So is the future bright for Everton? Here are some thoughts all Everton fans have had at some point this season…
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