All those folks I know around Merseyside aren’t going to be happy: the long adventure of Everton in this season’s FA Cup has ended in defeat by the Chelski. The Stamford Bridge outfit had drawn 0-0 twice in this season’s Premiership encounters with the Toffees, but today was different.
I doubt that David Moyes will offer any excuses; he’s too straightforward a bloke for that. They beat Man U in the semi-final, they put out Liverpool – heck, it’s hardly a bad run. Everton didn’t break the iron grip of the “big four” in the Premiership, but they were a solid and strongly finishing fifth: European football will come to Goodison Park next season.
And this is a team assembled from a fraction of the money available to Man U and the Chelski. Theirs is no disgrace.