Date:Monday November 5 2012
The job before the weekend was simple, get a result that would keep us in the hunt for a Champions League slot.
We may not be chasing the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, but that fourth and final spot for UEFA Champions League qualification could well be up for grabs this season and with our for once, decent start, Evertonians are wondering if we could make it ours?
After three successive draws, everyone thought that a win against Fulham would be required to end the weekend in the top four. But in the end another draw was also enough.
It's a frustrating run of form, but it does keep us undefeated and the manor in which we are currently playing means that our confidence will continue to build.
The style of this Everton side is unlike any other, its exciting to watch down both flanks, while the likes of Fellaini and Jelavic in the middle are a real force to contend with in front of goal.
This side has everything and even with a lack of wins over the past month, the belief that this squad can achieve something is growing.
'I think so,' Moyes said, after being asked if this was his best-ever squad. 'I think it's the best we've played. We're playing really well and we've got a huge amount of confidence. But the team that finished fourth was so consistent. We ground out results, the 1-0s, and we were really good at that, very resilient. he added to the Guardian.
Speaking about the Fulham game and more specifically about the chances of Champions League qualification he said: 'But this, well, what was it today? Twenty-seven shots on goal. We've been playing that way all season and we've got so many attacking options in the team. We've had a good start compared to our usual starts but top four at the end? I hope so but I just don't know if we will be because of the level you need to get there.'
If we are to break the top four again we will have to start turning these draws into victories, but the level of performances are there, we're not simply dragging out draws, we're unlucky not to take the wins and with time we will start to kill off games and the results will match our performances.
If we can do that before the difficult run of games against sides who will also be looking for a top four finish, then we can begin to takes points off them which will help our own cause.
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Date:Monday November 5 2012
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