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The demise of the scouse mackems – Rhapsody in Blue or just pure poetic justice…?

4 weeks ago
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I tuned into the Crystal Palace v Leeds United game last night and was eventually glad to see that the Yorkshire side picked up a valuable point.

I, along with many others, unashamedly would like to see the scouse mackems relegated from the Premier League in the next few weeks.

Everton are now in the drop zone and trail Burnley by two points in the final relegation place, Leeds now five points ahead of the scouse mackems.

Next up for Everton are Frank Lampard’s former club Chelsea at Goodison on Sunday, whilst Burnley travel to ‘Woy’s Watford’ a day earlier.

With Burnley on a bit of a revival, I fully expect the gap between themselves and Everton to be five points come next Monday morning.

Everton frustrated their red neighbours in the Merseyside derby just gone, before succumbing to the obvious difference in class between the two sides.

Watching some of their players on Sunday reminded me of the Mister Men cartoons in the 1970s.

Anthony Gordon was Mr Greedy.

With all his diving about Richarlison reminded me of Mr Bump, whilst Pickford as usual was the archetypal Mr Silly.

Listening to Lampard post-match, I couldn’t help but think that he was Mr Wrong.

As they were some of the main advocates of the “Newcastle are going to be the richest club in the Championship” brigade last October, it will hopefully be sweet justice when these scouse mackems fall through the Premier League trapdoor.

After disgracefully hounding Rafa Benitez out after barely six months in the Everton hot-seat, the supporters of the self-proclaimed ‘People’s Club’ look to have finally shot themselves in the foot this time.

Frequently changing managers and paying well over the odds for average players, has been the catalyst to the rapid demise of Everton FC.

It is reassuring to know that ‘Steady’ Eddie Howe has firmly established himself as the Captain of our good ship, after guiding Newcastle United through some hostile and choppy waters.

And to think that Eddie apparently was an Everton fan.

What would those whining blue noses have gone on to achieve if they had appointed the out of work Howe instead of Rafa late last summer?

It is our turn against Liverpool at St James Park next and I fully expect the Toon to put in a performance that will cause them some problems.

They are a class side and just as we are the North East’s ‘Daddies’, they are undisputedly ‘Numero Uno’ on Merseyside and have been for an eternity.

HTL

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