Can we beat them this Sunday?
We will play a team who is without the injured Owen Hargreaves, and can afford to sometimes keep Tevez, Anderson and Nani on the bench.
This is a team who spent 30 million pounds on Ferdinand and Berbatov, 28 m on Fat Boy, 18m on Hargreaves, more than 15m on Nani & Anderson, 18m on Ronaldo & 6m on Evra.
They are in Semis of CL, top of the EPL table, and already won the World Club Cup and English League Cup already.
If fact, I think the question is not just 'can' we beat them, but 'how' to beat them.
But football loyalty is like love for a girl. You cant explain it, you cant figure it out, and no matter how bad they do to their heart, you keep on going back for more.
So the loyalty for Everton will blindly lead me to a path of hope, hope that we can finally be where we should have always been, at the top of game. I will try to not focus on the strength of Man U, but to see the strength of Everton.
We have Team Work, Team Spirit and Tim Cahill.
Moyes may not be the best tactician we have, but he has been Everton most responsible manager. He has trained Everton players not to moan, not to roll around the pitch when tackled, not to give up when odds are against the team.
We dont have Yakubu, Arteta and Anichibe due to injury, and also Jo as he is cup-tied. News has seeped out of Finch Farm that Saha is ill (of all the time to fall ill). Yobo is not 100% fit after recovering from Hamstring, and Vaughn just returned after surgery in November.
The stacks and the odds are extremely heavy against us. And because of that, Everton must go to Wembley to enjoy themselves. No one expect us to win, and we just need to do what we have been doing the last 4-5 months, and maybe one good set-piece goal, we may just nick it. We have nothing to lose and all to gain.
Nil Satis Nisi Optimum