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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.
As Spain clinched football's ultimate prize in South Africa the inquests will begin into the performance of the players on show during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
With seven members of the Everton first team squad representing their countries in South Africa, here's how I thought they got on....
I KNOW there is still plenty to play for this season but I'm already excited about what Everton could achieve in the 2010/11 campaign.
If we can keep this squad together and keep that great spirit the manager has nurtured then the Blues will be a real threat.
If we hadn't had such bad luck with injuries and that unsettling saga over Joleon Lescott then I'm convinced we would have been right in the mix for fourth place with Manchester City and Tottenham.
ALTHOUGH David Moyes' comments regarding Portsmouth's intention to apply for a place in Europe next year were made when Everton still had an outside chance of clinching seventh spot, they were clearly not made from a selfish point of view.
His comments were considered and made in a more general context.
Portsmouth failed to make an application in the allotted time, which is sufficient reason to rule them out.