Our Everton fans here in the Transfer Tavern are confident of Europa League football next season but do think Champions League qualification could have been possible.
For sure, seventh place in the Premier League looks all but nailed on the way they are playing but with them just a few points off of Manchester United and the top four race, things could be even better.
Indeed, they may still reel the top clubs in between now and May but had they not gone on an awful run of form before Christmas we’d be taking about them as part of that battle right now.
Mistakes here and there have cost the club, then, with Ronald Koeman, to his credit, acting swiftly when change has been needed.
Looking at it, then, there are some weak-links in the squad that need to be addressed, and our landlord reckons this pair stand out most of all…
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