BY MARK GODFREY
It’s that time of the year again when the first “Friendly Derby” (as the media likes to believe it) of the season divides the Blue half of Merseyside from all the Cockneys, Irish and Norwegians who turn up at Lime Street Station or at John Lennon Airport every time the Reds play.
Everton victories have been rare in recent times – mostly due to David Moyes dropping his arse any time he sent his team out to play that lot from across the Park (who could forget that FA Cup semi-final?).
The weekend’s Premier League game at Goodison is the 221st in all competitions and the first for Toffees’ new boss, Roberto Martinez. He will hope to put one over on another former Swansea manager – Brendan Rogers – and improve on Everton’s 66-88 win deficit.
Barring any of the regular horrendous refereeing decisions that befall the…
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