SOS text to Big Sam? How Everton can avoid the drop again

Looks like it's going to have to be another great escape... with added Big Sam


Three games, three defeats, no goals scored and suddenly it is Groundhog Day at Everton.

With the Toffees seemingly in deep trouble, rumours coming from within the club suggest chairman Farhad Moshiri is already planning on sending a “save us” text to Big Sam who yet again appears to be the best chance of survival for a Premier League struggler.

Is relegation unavoidable? Have Everton finally run out of luck? Is Allardyce the best approach so early into the season, or are there alternative options?

Paddy Power News looks at a few ways Everton could avoid relegation.

Go with Big Sam

It’s an ugly choice that will not please the fans, it’s certainly not a long-term solution, but it could keep them in the top-flight until their new stadium is built which will apparently change the fortunes of the club forever. Worked for Spurs, didn’t it?

Bring back Super Kev

Everton were in a mess when Kevin Campbell joined them on loan in 1999 but his goals kept them alive making him a club legend. Not sure what his punditry commitments are, but if he fancies a run-out we are convinced he’d walk into the starting XI.

Not wait until 5 games to go before making effort

This is a wild suggestion, but last season’s relegation run-in saw Everton players up their effort levels to 100% for 90 minutes. It was astounding. Why not do that, but from the start of the season? They’d probably win the title if they tried that hard all year long.

Goodison Park

Kidnap Lukaku at Fiumicino Airport

Everton delegates could hijack Lukaku’s move to Roma by kidnapping him and smuggling him back to Merseyside. He was once their golden boy who scored goals for fun. The fans would welcome him home, right?

Pray there are 3 worse teams

This approach has worked for Everton many times in the past. Rather than doing anything themselves, there is always that hope that three other teams will be that little bit worse. Here’s looking at you Luton, Burnley and Sheffield United.

Beto must find the neto

Evertonians are great fans when they are with you, but terrifying when they are against you. If new signing Beto scores against relegation rivals Sheffield United this weekend, it could change the course of the season. If he doesn’t… God forbid!

Make a time machine to take them back to 2005

Make a time machine and go back to 2005 and beat Villareal in the Champions League qualifier. Get out of the group stage and make it to the semi-final only to be beaten by Barcelona. Become an established Champions League team, sign a young Neymar and change the fortunes of the club forever.

*Paddy Power’s breaking news coverage is 100% nonsense, but you knew that already… didn’t you?

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