Originally Posted by Harry Angstrom
They never have before, why start now?
It will put no pressure on the officials.
I hope you're right mate, but whether intentional or not, I just think it will be in the subconcious of whoever is reffing & running the lines on the day. I fear any marginal decison that could go either way is likely to go in Everton's favour & it would be less likely to do so if we didn't know that the winners face Liverpool in the next round.
Why we should start now? So that everything appears more objective & there's less chance of the officials being influenced I guess, even if it's to dispell fan paranoia!