Skip to Main Content
Members:   Log In  |  Sign Up
NewsRumoursReportsVideoTalking PointsArticles
Text Size:  A  A  A
Everton News

Secret Weapon: No Expectations

08/08/2011 |   Comments () :  Add your Comments
Tim Cahill believes a lack of expectation can be Everton's secret weapon as they aim to make a flying start to the Premier League campaign.

With no new signings imminent and fresh investment failing to transpire, the apprehension among Evertonians is in stark contrast to 12 months ago when Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson tipped the Goodison outfit as outsiders for Champions League qualification.

But Cahill is convinced having no pressure can work in Everton’s favour when they begin the season at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

“I’m not putting any expectations on us this season because I think it was a problem last season,” said the Australian. “We called Europe and called a very high finish.

“Expectations are a big thing – especially when you pile the pressure on yourself. At the moment we have no pressure.

“What’s the point of putting expectations on ourselves if clubs are spending hundreds of millions?

“We’ve got something special here and the main thing is that we try to start on fire and the first game will say a lot about how the season will start.

“I think we’re the only team not to go out and spend but what we do have is a great set of lads who are on long-term contracts who have been here for many a season.

“There are so many great players. We’ve just got to deal with what we have got and make the most of it because when you have got no expectations, anything can happen.

“We have a strong team when you look at it on paper. Hopefully the team will surprise people.”

Original Source: Liverpool Daily Post

Notice: Undefined index: subtext in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 79

back View News Archive   :  Add your Comments back


Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer

There are no responses so far to this article. Be the first to offer a comment using the form below.

Add Your Comments

In order to post a comment, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.

Log in now

Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and MailBag submissions across the site.

© ToffeeWeb

About these ads

Latest News

Bet on Everton and get a deposit bonus with bet365 at

Recent Articles

About these ads

Talking Points & General Forum

Pinned Links


We use cookies to enhance your experience on ToffeeWeb and to enable certain features. By using the website you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.