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A defining moment for Everton?

I was really beginning to think that this season could be Everton's year to once again lift the FA Cup.

But four crazy minutes against Wigan ended that dream, with Tim Howard on the sidelines with a broken back, Jan Mucha deputised and managed to conspire to concede three goals in four minutes to kill off any hopes of getting to Wembley.

When the FA Cup Semi-Final draw was made last night Everton's absence was compounded with Manchester City and Manchester United or Chelsea being drawn together, which would have meant a Semi Final against one of two Championship clubs in the form of Millwall or Blackburn Rovers.

Can you imagine a better chance for David Moyes to collect some silverware at Goodison Park?

But the chance has passed us by, this recent poor run of form which coincides with rumours and whispers about David Moyes's Everton future has really killed off our season.

We did have a realistic chance of winning the FA Cup and competing for a place in the Champions League with a top four finish. Of course we're punching above our weight in regards to the clubs who are also bidding for the same success, but we had that destiny in our own hands and we blew it.

"I've always known what I need to do to move it forward here, and I've always known what is required, but a lot of those things aren't apparent to people viewing from the outside," Moyes told The Post.

He continued: "As the season goes on, those frailties we have identified do become more apparent and more people begin to notice them. Obviously they are more noticeable after performances like these.

"But I couldn't say if this was a defining moment. What we have tended to do in these situations is to bounce back very well - we lost a big game at Wembley last year and came back incredibly well.

"So I would expect the same from the players now and from me too.

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Writer: Yak Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 11 2013

Time: 11:13AM

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Very unfair to suggest any wrongdoing on the keeper's part Yak. Not a lot he could do tbh. Moyesy was tactically outsmarted by Martinez.
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11/03/2013 11:49:00

Agreed, I find it hard to see Mucha at fault for any of the goals. 1st goal was once again poor marking from set pieces, something that is becoming more and more common for us. 2nd, well captain fantastic Phil Neville (still cant comprehend why he started) played a fantastic through ball for the Wigan lad and the 3rd goal Mucha was blindsided by 2 defenders, and credit where credits due, it was a brilliant finish from the Wigan lad.
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