Today marks a great yet sad day in Everton's history. Our manager of eleven years David Moyes will be moving on greener pastures, to what is undoubtedly one of the top jobs in the sport of football. As Evertonians, we are proud of his achievements and the role our club played to get him there, and wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.
Not to be forgotten either is club captain Phil Neville. While not at his best in the last couple of years and limited in his abilities, he embodies the fighting spirit that Moyes instilled in his players and provided an excellent role model in his commitment and dedication to the younger players in the squad.
It's a rainy day at Goodison today, but there is not a spare ticket to be had as Toffees have streamed in droves to bid farewell to two great leaders that have led this team through some tough times and leave us stronger and better-placed to face the future.
*BREAKING - Tim Cahill played last night and immediately caught a flight to make it to Goodison for today's game!*
Starting lineups -
Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Mirallas, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar; Fellaini; Anichebe.
West Ham: Jaaskelainen; Collins, O'Brien, Demel, Reid; Jarvis, Nolan, O'Neil, Collison, Diame; Carroll