Already people are talking about who we will face after Reading. Whether it's City or Villa...But, what about Reading? What gives us the right to assume that Reading is already in the bag?
Have we forgotten the Brentford disaster? Isn't it possible that we might screw up by drawing in Goodison and draw in the return fixtures and get our ass kicked out in the penalties?
After all, Everton is the master of chocking when things get too hot. We've screwed up too many times when it really counts for us to perform, even with minnows like Brentford.
Although I am happy that we won at Stamford Bridge, no-one can doubt me when I say we were lucky. If we don't start bucking up and play some decent football, we will see that Reading will be our nightmare.
Forget about City and Villa, it's Reading that I am worried about. We have a track record of screwing up with lower teams.
Rahman Talib, Posted 21/02/2011 at 14:28:28
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1 Posted 21/02/2011 at 14:55:41
Yes we were lucky at Chelsea (it's about time and long overdue) but Chelsea were just as lucky at Goodison and over the 2 legs I think that we deserved to go through! Let's have some positivity on here!
2 Posted 21/02/2011 at 15:23:37
3 Posted 21/02/2011 at 15:30:11
Reading will be relaxed with nothing to lose so expect 1-0 to Everton. That's all that matters, progression to the next round... but first let's take care of Sunderland before worrying about Reading. I am still savouring Bainsy's free kick and the penalty shoot out.
4 Posted 21/02/2011 at 16:53:02
5 Posted 21/02/2011 at 17:21:30
Let?s hope they come to attack, but agree with Tom #6, Sunderland is all that matters at the moment.
6 Posted 21/02/2011 at 17:28:23
One game at a time ? including the remaining league games; belief, but not just expecting to turn up and them rolling over. The knowledge at least one of Arsenal and Man U will be gone if we can beat Reading then Man Shitty or Villa.
7 Posted 21/02/2011 at 18:48:30
Of course we should beat them, but assuming we will is wrong indeed.
8 Posted 21/02/2011 at 18:56:55
9 Posted 21/02/2011 at 20:01:00
10 Posted 21/02/2011 at 20:48:18
11 Posted 21/02/2011 at 21:20:12
Man.City would be my preference. Villa always seem a bogey team to me.
12 Posted 21/02/2011 at 23:50:32
13 Posted 22/02/2011 at 02:19:51
14 Posted 22/02/2011 at 03:59:41
We NEED to beat Sunderland on Saturday, otherwise we are dragged right into a relegation scrap and one that might (just might) go all the way to the last game. Do we have the players for a scrap? Is the manager prepared, just in case it happens? What players could you rely on?
I?m not a doom monger but I am a realist, and I don?t think those players are going to want to be involved in relegation battles year after year, especially if offers come in from other clubs.
I don?t think we?re a selling club but I do think players could be sacrificed to service the debt. What I want to see from now on is a charge at the league and to get a winning run going that could potentially land us a Europa spot. Is it so much to ask?
15 Posted 22/02/2011 at 09:15:32
The Cup is coming back to Goodison. Beat Reading, beat City reserves, Man United will have been knocked out. Avoid the other Mancs in the semi and steal the final. Job's a good 'un!
16 Posted 22/02/2011 at 09:17:57
17 Posted 22/02/2011 at 10:04:27
18 Posted 22/02/2011 at 10:56:03
19 Posted 22/02/2011 at 13:04:05
20 Posted 22/02/2011 at 13:03:27
21 Posted 22/02/2011 at 13:38:38
22 Posted 22/02/2011 at 16:10:33
We will beat Reading. We will get through to face City/Villa.
No we dont have the right to assume that but I have right to speculate and as somebody who does wear blue tinted spectales, I believe that we will brush reading aside. I can't believe you lot don't either.
Where is the faith? No wonder we can't perform - Goodison is like a morgue at the moment, full of doom and gloomers. Cheer up and back the team rather than point out the bad points.
23 Posted 22/02/2011 at 18:22:41
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is wary of FA Cup opponents Everton.
City have drawn Everton in the quarterfinals at home.
"It is good to be drawn at home but we never seem to beat Everton," said Mancini.
"In any case we and they have tough matches to get through before then."
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