We’ve been shite since the formation of the EPL though, and that makes our history look worse than it is.
Did you know Dixie Dean only finished in the top 6 TWICE! (Admittedly champions both times).
Our history is one of mid table and lower table finishes but somehow only ever getting relegated twice. It's like there was a force field (the fans) stopping us from quite dropping into the bottom three places. And we've taken this on into the Premier League.
Might sound a silly statement, but I wouldn't be surprised if Everton football club have lost more football matches than any other football club on the planet.
Which is why we're so fecking humble and self-depracating compared to that load of tossers over there!
As a keen pub quizzer, I was brushing up on one of my specialist subjects - Premier League Records (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_League_records_and_statistics).
Mildly amused at the number of dubious records we've acquired during the course of our premier league existence:-
Most defeats in total: 416, Everton
Most draws in total: 323, Everton
Most goals conceded in total: 1,487, Everton
Most own goals scored in total: 59, Everton
Most red cards in total: 104, Everton
Nil Satis Nisis Optimum indeed.