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ToffeeLinks 04/10/2012: Let's Keep the Momentum

Thursday Everton Links and News

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Every interview, news story, or link I could find were pretty much all talking about the biggest story surrounding Everton: The hottest Premier League start in Everton's history.

It's a great start and we have a great chance of sustaining it looking at the next couple of opponents, but I fear this will work against us. We tend to work better as an underdog (completely my opinion and I have no stats to back this up). I hope we don't go into a struggling Wigan and draw or even lose. This is prime time for the sloppy Everton game that we always seem to have every month.

On to the links:

Everton FC's Leighton Baines insists there will be no sentiment at Wigan - Everton FC - Sport - Daily Post North Wales
Leighton Baines insists there will be no room for sentiment when he returns to Wigan on Saturday as the Blues look to maintain their high-flying form." -- They try to play this up every time we play Wigan. It's a non-story and a boring one at that.

Match facts: Wigan Athletic v Everton - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
A couple of match facts ahead of the game.

Nikica Jelavic is helping my game says Everton FC forward Kevin Mirallas | Liverpool Daily Post
"Kevin Mirallas believes the striking prowess of Nikica Jelavic has helped the impressive start to his Everton career."

Steven Pienaar encouraged by Everton’s start to the season | Liverpool Daily Post
Pienaar says that we must wait 10 games before we can judge the start of the season.

Everton: Does Leon Osman deserve an England call-up? | Squarefootball
-- This is kind of a ridiculous article. I don't think he can really beat out a lot of the midfielders on England for a place, even as a sub. Maybe if there are some injuries, he might have a shot.

Derby Approaching Sell-Out |
Only around 3,000 tickets remain for the Merseyside Derby so if you are thinking of going, get them quick!

Everton and the problems of being a medium-size soccer club - Grantland
H/T to skyywise for posting this yesterday in the comments. I decided to put this article up because it actually is really good. Puts all the stats of how the club and Moyes have overachieved over the last 10 years.