Everton have, for years, gained plaudits and respect for seemingly punching above their weight in the Premier League, challenging for a Europa League place most seasons and always giving the very top sides in the division a real game when they meet.
Their squad depth has not always allowed for a real tilt at a top-four place, yet they have finished outside the top eight of the league only once since 2004-05.
On the flip side of that, only in that exact season did they manage to finish inside the top four.
So what do Everton need to do to challenge for a place inside that group this season and earn a 2012-13 Champions League spot?
Here are five things which would help the Toffees on their way.