Date: 4th September 2019 at 3:08pm
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Everton haven’t won a trophy since their FA Cup win in 1995, and the Toffees’ need to put all their eggs in the baskets of the domestic competitions to prove their critics wrong.

Marco Silva was met with a backlash from supporters and pundits after being accused of not taking the Carabao Cup seriously. His side fell to defeat to Southampton on penalties in the third round last season.

The Toffees’ have simply not been able to challenge for the domestic trophies, the closest they came was an FA Cup Final defeat to Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley in 2009. It is vitally important that Everton get back amongst the names of modern day trophy winners in England.

The Merseyside-based outfit have a fantastic history with many league titles won over the years with the likes of Andy Gray, Peter Reid, Paul Bracewell, Neville Southall and Graeme Sharp, that legendary 1985 season that Everton fans didn’t want to end. Of course, led by the legendary Howard Kendall who stands as the Toffees’ greatest ever manager to this day.

Since 1995, it’s always been the case of might have been for Everton, particularly 10 years later in 2005 after qualifying for the Champions League, only to be unfairly knocked out by Villareal by disallowing a perfectly legitimate Duncan Ferguson goal.

Marco Silva’s record in cup competitions and in Europe has simply not been good enough, only getting as far as the fourth round  in the FA Cup.

In order to win over the Gwladys Street faithful, this unpopular trend with previous managers has to change. New signing Fabian Delph has the right idea when stating about a mentality change, speaking after the Toffees’ 3-2 win over Wolves on Sunday. This needs to happen throughout the club, in order for Everton to have any chance of success on the pitch.

 

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