Date: 15th June 2018 at 9:28am
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With the announcement of Everton’s fixture list for the Premier League season of 2018/19 being released yesterday, once you cut through the chaff of some banter with Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Goodison faithful were largely in agreement with the start we’d been given to the campaign.

It’s a hell of a lot better than what the fixture computer turned out for 2017/18 and we all know where that led the club with the departure of Ronald Koeman and the appointment of Sam Allardyce.

A New Manager, A New Season & Renewed Hope – Everton Open 2018/19 With Newly Promoted Wolves

The opening ten fixtures of the new season see us face Wolves, Southampton, Bournemouth, Huddersfield, West Ham, Arsenal, Fulham, Leicester, Crystal Palace and Manchester United.

Last season saw us begin with four of the previous top six within the opening five matches.

Even former coach Jan Kluitenberg noticed the difference and fans were quick to applaud him for the classy touch he showed.

Anyway, I digress.

Given the run of fixtures we face and the presupposed bigger boys being better spread out at the opening of the campaign, fans are hoping that’s just the boost Marco Silva needs given it will take time for him to get his message and ethos over to the side before we’re firing exactly how he’d want us to be.

Then it’s about capitalising on that and making the most of it.

Over to Silva and the players to turn that optimism into positive results and showings.