Forgive me for maybe being a bit optimistic but for those of us who have very vivid memories of the Everton team from 1983/4 season could maybe latch on to my train of thought .Back at the start of that season we were not playing very well , losing lots of League games we maybe should have won and the events of the following season where just not imagined , Yet we had players such as Reid , Southall , Ratcliffe , Gray , Mountfield , Stevens , Sharp , Heath , and Sheedy , but these legends were just promising players mainly and were yet to gel until later in the season , The 'Kendall Out ' campaign was in full flow , (although Howard now reckons that it was his ex wife who started that
) , And then along comes that FA Cup tie against Oxford and Kevin Brock's famous backpass that transformed our season . From that point on , we were virtually unbeatable , ended the season with the FA Cup win v Watford and then the next season we took all comers , I went to games thinking ' how many are we going to win by ? ' , not even contemplating defeat . My point is ....Could this year be our 1984 ? Could we finish this season by winning most of our remaining games and maybe a Europa Cup and take that form into next season ? If you'd asked any of us that question 3 months ago the guys in white coats would come knocking ... Now ? ...Well you'll have to make your own minds up on that one ... As far as Everton are concerned I've always been the eternal optimist ... so Why not ?