Everton 0-3 Portsmouth
Ugh! what a fundamentally depressing afternoon. There was just something in the air at Goodison...there was no singing our cheering, instead just a constant hubbub as Evertonians digested the new signings and the cup draws.
Nothing went right for the blues, essentially we had the better of the first half but went in 2 goals down, we missed a penalty and you just knew it wasn't our day. I thought Phil Neviile, Leighton Baines and Yakubu all played well but other than that we looked pretty low on confidence and organisation. A distinct lack of balance as players wandered all over, desperate to make things happen. Just a grim afternoon all round.
We cheered ourselves up by going to The Victoria for a Lourdes reunion featuring two superb sets by Joyce.