Why are playing warming up in long sleeves? It’s bloody roasting. Maybe they hope to feel the benefit at the kickoff sooner or later. I have the TV on mute as Souness is talking but he is probably just pointing out why Moise Kean is on the bench.
Callum and Harry Wilson are being interviewed on the beach on Sky Sports. It looks absolutely lovely down there. One day I will go to Dean Court and the beach. Not today, as today I am sat in an incredibly warm office.
We have some correspondence from the delightful Gary Naylor …
Speaking of Wilsons, here is our very own Jonathan on the Champions League and why it is rubbish (until February).
The prospect of Bournemouth starting with two Cooks and two Wilsons is not a positive for this MBMer. I will inevitably spending the afternoon confusing them and forgetting to include their first names in all correspondence, which is unfortunate.
Bournemouth are looking pretty ruddy attacking in their makeup today. The two Wilsons start, with King and Solanke, too, so it should be a game full of forward-thinking play. Everton also have an exciting front four in the form of Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison. If there are not 12 goals in this match today, I will eat my hat or, at least, a hat shaped cake.
This is not the only show in town today, as the Libs Dems are hosting their party conference in Bournemouth. There plenty of new signings still looking to bed themselves into the team, with their leader eyeing European progress, so the similarities are endless (two).
Bournemouth: Ramsdale, S Cook, Ake, Rico, Stacey, Billing, L Cook, H Wilson, King, Solanke, C Wilson
Subs: Boruc, Simpson, Lerma, Ibe, Fraser, Surman, Mepham
Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Delph, Schneiderlin, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin
Subs: Stekelenburg, Holgate, Walcott, Sidibe, Bernard, Davies, Kean
It’s a lovely day for football on the south coast and we are all anticipating an interesting game. Bournemouth are yet to kick into gear this season, picking up just one win and five goals in their opening four games. In order to help the team find the target, Eddie Howe took the players clay pigeon shooting this week. Hopefully the prospect and killing poor, innocent clay birds will be just the thing to assist Callum Wilson et al find the bottom corner today.
Everton will go third if they win today (or second if they beat Bournemouth by a margin on 11 goals). The Toffees have endured a decent start with their new signings certainly adding something to the squad and have hit the ground jogging, at least. It is never easy to go to the Vitality Stadium, as they found on their last visit, throwing away a two-goal lead and ending up with just a point. Both teams ended up with 10 men that day, so it could be another physical encounter.
I cannot wait!