It’s premature to think that Everton’s glory days are back after a shocking 1-0 upset of league-leading Manchester City. The three points were well-earned, and a makeshift center of defense stymied any attack by one of the world’s best front lines.
However, the Toffees' valiant victory is unlikely to turn their fortunes enough for a top-six finish. Everton are 25 points behind Man City at the top of the table, and nine points back of sixth-place Liverpool. It would take an effort of Herculean proportions for the People’s Club to once again contend for Europe, an effort that even with their new signings is probably beyond their grasp.
What Evertonians want is a return to the glory days of the 1980s, a time when Everton fought for league titles and European appearances. A club with record longevity staying in top-flight English football should not be middling in mid-table obscurity year after year. They should be fighting for Champions League spots, for domestic cups and for Premiership titles.
If the Toffees want to bring back their glory days, consider this 10-step process as an option.