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EVERTON FAN VIEW: It's do or die in the biggest week in this club's storied history... shocking mismanagement has turned a bright future into a living nightmare - but with the manager, squad and supporters connected again, there's STILL hope

Forget that glorious fortnight in May of 1985 when Everton wrapped up the First Division title and European Cup Winners' Cup double. Tonight is far more important.

While becoming one of the best teams on the continent and winning trophies is special (at least so I'm told), escaping relegation with a win over Crystal Palace this evening - or somehow managing it on Sunday - would be of far greater significance.

That might sound like a fairly miserable, modern way of viewing football. Why rank simply staying in the Premier League above the fine achievements of Howard Kendall's brilliant team of the mid-eighties?