Date: 25th December 2007 at 10:25am
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Bolton travel to the hovel that is Goodison Park for the Boxing day footy.

Vital Quotes: Phil Neville

‘In tennis a fan ran onto the court and stabbed Monica Seles and I think it is only a matter of time before that happens in football.’

He should know. Brother, and all round nobber, Gary is likely to be the first victim, the next time he sprints 50 yards to taunt the opposition fans.

Everton Team News:

Leon Osman, that old Bolton favourite Judas Stubbs, and Leighton Baines are doubtful, as is Tim Cahill. Mikel Arteta has contracted some horrible disease that threatens to spread to the entire Everton dressing room. Here’s hoping.

Player to watch: Yakubu

He looked poor on his debut at the Reebok, despite scoring, but lately has started to repay the £11 million Gollum paid for him.

Bolton Team News:

Ivan Campo and Gavin McCann will compete for a midfield berth, but other than that, Bolton are likely to be unchanged. Jlloyd Samuel looks to be recalled. Bolton fans look for him not to be.

Player to watch: Nicolas Anelka

The man of the moment. Does sod all for the most of the game. Then he scores.

Match Facts & Stats

Everton won the corresponding fixture at the Reebok and also the game at Goodison last season.

Match Prediction:

Everton’s unbeaten run ended at Old Trafford, thanks to Steven Pienaar’s rush of blood away from the brain. The effort that went into that game, plus the viral havoc that Mikel Arteta has hopefully inflicted on his team mates, could see a surprise Bolton victory.

Next Fixtures:

Sunderland (A)

Derby (H)


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