Sydney’s park benches and statues will be much safer with a visit from Everton

The population of Sydney have far more to worry about at the moment than Celtic’s opponents in the Sydney Super Cup. Yet you can be sure prior to the arrival of the flash floods to have hit the city in recent times, they were fairly glad their city would not have to contend with the spectacle of Bears in the Square on tour, after theRangers pulled out of the Ange homecoming tour when it became apparent the tribute act couldn’t lower themselves to being a support act to Celtic.

There had been a lot of rumours regarding both Milan clubs replacing the current Ibrox incarnation in the Sydney Super Cup, which will take place from the 16th to the 20th of November this year, but now according to Kick 360 EPL side Everton could be one of Celtic’s opponents as Ange Postecoglou proudly take his Celtic team to Australia when the Scottish Premiership halts for the Qatar World Cup –

‘Following (the)Rangers’ announcement that they will not be participating in the Sydney Super Cup, a replacement has been eyed up.’

‘Kick360 understands that Premier League side Everton appear to be in talks to replace the Scottish giant, potentially marking their first tour of Australia since 2010 when the Toffees had a certain Tim Cahill on their books.

Everton also toured Australia in 1964, where in 2010 they earned themselves victories against Sydney FC, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Heart.’

It may not be the most glamorous of opponents, given Everton avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth last season, but the Toffees will make for a tough test, as you can be sure Frank Lampard’s side will be much improved this season, after all the only way is up for Everton surely after the debacle of season 21/22.

Everton will also surely be a welcome replacement for the tournament organisers, who should be able to cover the cost of Everton’s invite once they have coined in the compensation they will surely have been entitled to when theRangers decided to rip up their pre-agreed contract.

Meanwhile Sydney can breathe a sigh of relief that their park benches and statues will be much safer with a visit from Everton than they would have been by an influx of angry bears playing second fiddle to Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic.

Shaun Riley

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