WHAT a week - Chelsea were first put to the sword and then the Champions too and we gave them both a goal start! A certain Mr Rooney went missing - he barely got a kick all afternoon and was later found in the back pocket of Johnny Heitinga!
There were some great performances especially from Osman, Donovan and Pienaar in the middle with Heitinga and Distin playing great at the back. The atmosphere was terrific, it made me proud to be an Evertonian!
The airport will have Z Cars ringing out this week as we all head off to Lisbon again confident that we can progress. The Blues can go over there full of confidence and an away goal will make it very difficult for Sporting to come back. With a packed away end cheering them on, can the Blues fail?
Is Portugal ready for another Blue invasion?
DAVID WALLBANK, Huyton
THE weird thing about last Saturday is it didn't come as any surprise to me, even after Man Utd scored you suspected Everton had it in them.
Wayne Rooney had a quiet game; we all know that he is a massive talent. Rooney is now starting to show some maturity, he recently appeared on Everton TV and had some nice things to say about the club, and secretly we all want Wayne to come back to Goodison in the future.
Leon Osman deserves a special mention, as he had worked really hard to get back to fitness and now looks sharper than ever.
Tonight we are in Lisbon, I love being away with the Blues on European duty, but I don't have fond memories of Portugal. But I am almost positive that we can gain qualification this evening and I am sticking my neck out with a 1-2 win for Everton, Osman first goal.