We do like to look forward, don't we?
The summer transfer window is barely closed, and already Everton fans await January 1st.
After selling Everton legend Mikel Arteta to Arsenal for £10 million, manager David Moyes has been promised at least £8 million and with Moyes' love of the bargain, that £8 million will stretch a long way.
While winger Royston Drenthe and striker Denis Stracqualursi were Moyes' only first-team moves over the summer, Everton have a strong first eleven, but they seriously lack depth.
Of course, it is still very early, and it will be interesting to see how the smallest squad in the Premier League fares until the January window opens.