The Blues' draw was one of a number of all-Premier League ties that include Arsenal vs Southampton, West Brom vs Hull, Newcastle vs Crystal Palace and Sunderland vs Stoke.
The ties will be played the week of 22nd September.
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1 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:05:59
2 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:07:31
3 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:06:35
And we canÂt take them back to The Old Lady can we? ItÂs pens if all else fails right? Feck! IÂll be bright on the night in top voice but anything under The Old ladyÂs lights at night and we go through!
4 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:08:48
5 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:12:05
6 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:15:23
7 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:17:01
8 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:20:58
9 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:26:58
10 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:35:35
11 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:38:13
12 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:31:21
13 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:42:46
14 Posted 28/08/2014 at 01:22:21
15 Posted 28/08/2014 at 01:42:17
16 Posted 28/08/2014 at 05:30:10
17 Posted 28/08/2014 at 07:28:54
If we play our full side then we have a chance of progressing. If Roberto fucks around giving the likes of Robles, Alcaraz & Hibbert a chance then we'll go out.
18 Posted 28/08/2014 at 07:35:25
This is the type of away tie I didn't want, it's a team with no other involvements, no European games and they are not going to be in a relegation battle.
A tough draw and to be honest whenever I have seen us play Swansea there has never been much to choose between the two sides, certainly we won all three last season but we were quite fortunate, especially in the one at Goodison when they pretty much dominated us.
I like their midfielder Ki, I'd have him at Everton, I quite like Nathan Dyer on the wing, would have him in our team ahead of Ossie and McGeady from what I have seen in the last six months.
And then of course there is Bony and Gomis.
Its our only chance of winning any silverware realistically, but like last year at Fulham, we''ll get dumped out carelessly making out we are not arsed but knowing that the friggin FA Cup is only ever shared around by the money clubs in general, with the exception of Wigan doing a 'Roy of the Rovers'.
19 Posted 28/08/2014 at 07:55:53
We're not exactly quaking in our boots at the prospect of playing Swansea away but they are a damn better side than Fulham were when they dumped us out last year.
And for those with short memories we have been knocked out by mighty sides like Brentford, Leeds, Blackburn, Middlesbrough over the last few years.
As has been mentioned, if Roberto starts messing around with playing too many half fit reserves all at once then we ain't going through.
20 Posted 28/08/2014 at 08:13:39
I think he made about 6 or 7 changes for the trip to Fulham (oh yes the mighty Fulham) and second half we folded. It's not only a chance of silverware, but the fact that we have never won this trophy in any of it's many guises, makes it even more appealing.
21 Posted 28/08/2014 at 08:25:03
As people have said, our reserve team is better than theirs, but what people have not said is there are plenty of Europa league games so they won't be unfit either. Be a good test and we'll see what our squad is made of.
22 Posted 28/08/2014 at 08:52:16
Don't quite understand all those worried about Swansea. If we get through, then we've eliminated a rival for the trophy. If not, we've only wasted one game in our 4th choice competition this season.... not the end of the world!
23 Posted 28/08/2014 at 08:51:10
My thoughts exactly.
I can't really believe Everton Football Club has never won this trophy; true, it's not as big as the FA Cup but it's bloody silverware isn't it?
I want us to win every trophy that is possible and while Times have changed nowadays, we obviously can't win the League anymore and we are unlikely to win any European trophy so that leaves the two domestic cups.
The FA Cup is hard to win, let's be honest, there have been only two exceptions to the rule since we last won it in 1995. It generally goes to the money clubs.
The League Cup however is in my opinion there for the taking, we have to win three matches before we reach a two-legged semi-final with a possible great day at Wembley on the horizon.
The early rounds may not be too glamorous but imagine a two-legged Merseyside Derby semi-final? Under the floodlights? Trying to tell me all the naysayers wouldn't be out in force making Goodison Park a bear pit?
24 Posted 28/08/2014 at 09:01:45
Wasted one game in our fourth choice competition this season??
We ain't winning the Premier League, we aren't getting 4th with this defence.
The Europa League is way too many games and by the time the New Year comes the quality of opposition will easily find our weaknesses out.
The FA Cup, well we usually always fall apart when we face a big side or reach a high pressure quarter- or semi-final.
It's that kind of attitude that annoys me with Evertonians these day's. The Capital One Cup may be small fry to the likes of Man City, Chelsea,they have bigger tournaments that they are chasing and likely to win. But for clubs like ourselves, Spurs, Newcastle etc then it should be taken extremely seriously.
25 Posted 28/08/2014 at 09:25:11
26 Posted 28/08/2014 at 09:35:30
Looking through the teams fielded in this week's games, even the lower league teams don't risk their 'stars'. Total waste of time all round.
PS. It will at least provide 'punching practice' for our star reserve keeper.
27 Posted 28/08/2014 at 09:56:08
This is exactly the kind of game we lost last season, away to a bottom half Premiership team.
We should play the players who aren't getting in the first XI, that makes sense, but it should very much be with the expectation that they are playing for their places in the first team, not that they're playing because we don't care.
28 Posted 28/08/2014 at 10:11:42
29 Posted 28/08/2014 at 10:17:09
30 Posted 28/08/2014 at 11:03:14
32 Posted 28/08/2014 at 12:08:56
33 Posted 28/08/2014 at 13:50:56
34 Posted 28/08/2014 at 17:06:14
35 Posted 28/08/2014 at 18:13:46
36 Posted 28/08/2014 at 19:56:37
37 Posted 28/08/2014 at 21:33:50
38 Posted 28/08/2014 at 21:39:19
39 Posted 28/08/2014 at 21:39:40
40 Posted 28/08/2014 at 22:13:31
There are things to get incandescent over Mike, like jaffa cakes dropping in quality, but this is not one of them.
41 Posted 28/08/2014 at 22:50:47
42 Posted 29/08/2014 at 09:07:56
Whether it annoys you or not, the league cup is our 4th choice competition. Of course I want to win the bloody thing, but that is beside the point.
43 Posted 30/08/2014 at 11:38:50
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