Date:Monday September 24 2012
At the moment David Moyes cannot hide his enthusiasm for this current Everton side.
We all know what Moyes is like usually, he's a feet firmly on the floor kind of guy, always improvement to be found, safety first kind of manager.
It was affective, but not always great on the eye, you had to be patient to be an Everton fan at times as we'd always seemingly be spending the whole league season playing catch-up as for some reason we'd only really get going in November if we were lucky.
But this year is different, everyone can feel it and even David Moyes has had to criticise himself for being a little bit too attacking and ambitious following the recent defeat to West Brom.
The referee and linesman might have prevented us from an immediate return to winning ways against Newcastle but normal service was resumed against Swansea.
Under Brian Laudrup, Swansea started off their second season in the Premier League in style with 5-0 and 3-0 wins over QPR and West Ham, but following the international break they suffered their first defeat to Aston Villa and we continued to pile on the misery.
Swansea have been praised for their passing style of play as they made their way into the Premier League, but we gave them a listen on Saturday and unlike Everton teams of the past, we took our chances and came out comfortable 3-0 winners with goals from Victor Anichebe, Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini.
A lot has been asked about just how good this Everton side is and Moyes believes it's good enough to qualify for Europe. But most importantly at this stage of the season, it's just a fun side to watch and enjoy.
'Pushing for a European place, I think, is a realistic thing for Everton. The Champions League would probably be seen as unrealistic with the quality of the Premier League.' Moyes told the media after the win over Swansea.
He continued: 'I'm not a great optimist. I'm one of these ones who doesn't work that way. But I said to the players afterwards, 'I'm enjoying watching you play'.
'There were times at this point last season when I wouldn't have paid to watch us a couple of times. I would definitely pay to come and watch us now.'
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Date:Monday September 24 2012
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