It must be a total pisser when your season full of hope & expectation is all but down the toilet halfway through September (Right, Forest fans?).
Poor old Everton fell pray to a thorough mauling at the hands of Dinamo Bucharest last night. I feel sorry for David Moyes who so far has worked wonders with the Toffees.
That's about as far as my sympathy will stretch, I'm afraid.
There's something about Everton that I've never liked.
They've traded on being a so-called big club for a long time whilst pottering around in mid-table most years, if not dubiously avoiding relegation.
Last year they were a revelation & I actually found myself hoping that they would clinch that last Champion's league spot as an example of how hard work & team spirit can still triumph amongst the megabucks brigade.
What a bloody waste of time that was, eh?
Out of the Champion's league at the first hurdle (albeit a very tricky Villareal shaped hurdle) & now out of Europe all together, barring a miracle.
Just think if it wasn't for Everton punching above their weight last season we could now all be enjoying the European exploits of everyone's new second team; Psycho's Man City.
Instead we've lost a team in Europe already, at this early stage.
Still at least the merseyside "giants" haven't been eclipsed by the likes of Bolton & Middlesboro' .
Anyone feeling sorry for Everton then, Weenie perhaps? (ahem)
Don't forget to do your predictions peeps, they're down there somewhere, now with added wild card for your delectation.