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PRE-MATCH POSTBAG courtesy of our stateside Evertonian contingent. “I’m not sure if it’s time to fire up the ‘Everton are in trouble’ alarm,” begins optimism’s Matt Burtz. “I’m under no illusions that two points after four games is a good total. However, though they don’t have any clean sheets yet, they’ve only allowed five goals; only six teams have conceded fewer. Three goals scored won’t cut it, obviously, and I can only hope that Neal Maupay’s arrival will help until Dominic Calvert-Lewin returns, as a 1-0 win is about all we can reasonably expect right now. I suppose this is a long way of saying that things could be worse, but a win today would certainly be nice.”
Mary Waltz adds, albeit not on the subject of her team: “Some say Scotty Parker was binned because of 9-0. Others say it was the disrespectful post-match comments. I say it was the posh boy sweater.” Today’s Fiver agrees with you, Mary. Sort of. In a roundabout way.