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YAKUBU is determined to banish the ghost of his horrendous injury at White Hart Lane two years ago by scoring his first goal this season against Spurs tomorrow.
IT WAS in the middle of his most prolific season yet, so Jermaine Defoe was odds-on to bury his decisive penalty at Goodison Park last November.
I would imagine the blue half of the city are still smiling after last week's convincing derby victory.
BEFORE the derby I stated my belief that only two Liverpool players would get into the Everton team. Phil Thompson wasn't happy, and he gave me a right grilling on Soccer Saturday, insisting that at least five of Roy Hodgson's side would be good enough to get into the Blues starting line-up.
IT rained Everton goals in 1984/85 - 125 of them - including the BBC's Goal of the Season. But how to narrow that classic collection down to a top 10?
It's a tough job, but someone had to do it - and David Prentice took the task on board.
Here's his seelction as we continue our celebration of the 25th anniversary of Everton's most successful season.
MANY fear that with Spurs qualifying for the Champions' League, and Manchester City set to spend big in the summer once again, the window of opportunity for Everton is shutting.
If you look at the amount of money spent on transfers this season, Spurs and City are only finishing where you would expect.
But it isn't all about just money. The top four should remain an objective for Everton next season, and they should not be deterred by the astron-omical cash that City are almost certainly ready to splash.
STOKE are one of the last teams you'd want to be playing after they have been beaten 7-0.
They're a proud club with a good management team and Everton's task will be made harder by the Stoke players who will be determined to make amends in front of their own fans.
Peter Reid is loving every minute of his time as Tony Pulis' number two, and Reidy will have them fired up with a few choice words make no mistake.
NEVER mind handbags, it was scarves at 10 paces when Roberto Mancini squared up to David Moyes on Wednesday.
But the Italian's frustration was clearly because he knew his side had been well beaten by a proper team.
It goes to prove that you can't solve problems that City have quickly, regardless of how much money you spend. Going out and buying expensive individuals is nothing like building a team when you've been given time to mould the players you really want.