Dropping like flies they are. The look for this evening’s affair is ‘Bare Bones’, a waifish theme that is positively sweeping the dressing rooms of Bootle and N17 alike.
Phil Jagielka, Leon Osman, Jack Rodwell, Tony Hibbert, Tim Cahill and Ross Barkley have between them; two bad knees, a pair of knackered groins, a faulty hamstring and foot that doesn’t work. They don’t need a physio they need Mary Shelley.
Pathe News Boy is maybe 50/50. Jermaine Jenas and Dances With Scones are currently appearing at the Alhambra in Bradford in Aladdin; alongside Kim Wilde and Nigel Havers.
So the game in hand will be gone. Everton have beaten Blackburn, Bolton, West Brom and Fulham, ‘on the road’. They have failed to beat Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle and Manchester City. So this is a good opportunity the mighty Tottingham to demonstrate which of these two lists they belong on.