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Everton draw Swansea in League Cup 3rd round

by | 27/08/2014  Comments (42)  jump
Everton will play Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in the third round of the Capital One Cup following tonight's draw.

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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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:05:59
Tough draw but not impossible.
Stephen Brown
2 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:07:31
Evertonian from swansea ! Good draw for me ! Even though I don't like watching the swans lose !
Paul Ferry
3 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:06:35
Very impressed. It took seconds to get this up on the site. Nice one. Horrible draw this one. Horrible. Fecking South Wales on a rainy night. Do we field a nearly full-strength side or a little under that? Horrible draw.

And we canÂ’t take them back to The Old Lady can we? ItÂ’s pens if all else fails right? Feck! IÂ’ll be bright on the night in top voice but anything under The Old ladyÂ’s lights at night and we go through!

Andy Meighan
4 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:08:48
Tough one. TheyÂ’ve started the season well hope he fields a strongish side because its a good chance of winning a trophy but it hasnÂ’t been the best comp for us down the years has it
John Raftery
5 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:12:05
Not what we wanted three days before the derby match. This will be one to test the squad's fringe players.
Spragg Johnson
6 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:15:23
Robles, Hibbert, Alcaraz, Duffy, Garbutt, Osman, Besic, Gibson, Atsu, McGeady, Eto'o ... Not a bad B team!!
Stephen Brown
7 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:17:01
Swansea made 10 changes for their match v Rotherham yesterday so I'm sure they will be far off full strength too! Out second 11 is stronger than swansea's . Hope Reberto gets a good reception
Sandra Williams
8 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:20:58
So, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City, Tottenham and Lpool ALL get home ties in a totally random draw that's not even televised?! Yeah, right!
Steven Scaffardi
9 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:26:58
Sandra - the draw was televised on Sky Sports after the Bradford and Leeds game tonight.
Gerry Quinn
10 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:35:35
Could have been worse - like MK Dons away! :)
Darryl Ritchie
11 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:38:13
We’ll beat Swansea, no problem.
Joe O'Brien
12 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:31:21
It was live on sky sports Sandra. It'll be a tough draw but should have enough to take them. Could have been easier but also could have been alot harder
Patrick Murphy
13 Posted 27/08/2014 at 22:42:46
Apart from the traveling involved I always prefer playing a team from the Premier League, too often we have been knocked out by lower league teams early doors. Only problem is that the game against the Dark Side is on the following Saturday lunch-time and we play Palace on the Sunday 4pm prior to the Swansea match so I wouldn't expect many of the first choice 11 to play at the Liberty Stadium.
Ste Traverse
14 Posted 28/08/2014 at 01:22:21
We've a good record there since they came up. Nothing to fear.
Mike Green
15 Posted 28/08/2014 at 01:42:17
I'll take that for a League Cup tie all day long.
Peter Fearon
16 Posted 28/08/2014 at 05:30:10
Bloody Hell! I can't believe some are quaking in their boots over Swansea away! If we can't deal with the likes of Swansea then we shouldn't be in the draw!
Dick Brady
17 Posted 28/08/2014 at 07:28:54
An away fixture to a decent Premier League team. We never get much luck in this competition.

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.

Jim Bennings
18 Posted 28/08/2014 at 07:35:25
Swansea away when all sorts of shite from the lower leagues are left?

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'.

Jim Bennings
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.

Derek Knox
20 Posted 28/08/2014 at 08:13:39
I just hope that this time round, Roberto treats this elusive piece of silverware, a bit more seriously than last year.

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.

Ben Jones
21 Posted 28/08/2014 at 08:25:03
I don't think it's a bad draw, we've got a really good record there and Roberto knows how they're going to play.

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.

Christopher Wallace
22 Posted 28/08/2014 at 08:52:16
Swansea are a good team but quite a shallow squad. That, along with our excellent record against them, makes this quite a handy draw in my opinion.

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!

Jim Bennings
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?

Jim Bennings
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.

Sam Hoare
25 Posted 28/08/2014 at 09:25:11
A tough draw considering the other teams left. And just before the derby. Not sure the kids will make it through this one and think it will be interesting to see which match RM prioritises. Concentrate on the derby or our best chance this year to win a trophy?
Phil Walling
26 Posted 28/08/2014 at 09:35:30
Well, those who choose to travel to that foreign land will have a chance to see whether our reserves are better than there's !

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.

Mike Allison
27 Posted 28/08/2014 at 09:56:08
Spragg #6, has Stones fallen so far that he doesn't even get in your 'B' team?

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.

Mike Childs
28 Posted 28/08/2014 at 10:11:42
Sandra what are you inferring here? Corruption? Like last year's FA cup draws where Arsenal were always the first team out of the bowl and always at home before Wembley? Even the CL draws last year seemed pre-ordained.
Andrew Ellams
29 Posted 28/08/2014 at 10:17:09
Jim, I'm not sure about this Cup being small fry to Man City – they are the holders.
Nicholas Page
30 Posted 28/08/2014 at 11:03:14
Field best team. Win. Repeat for the derby. Fucking pointless chopping and changing as it gets us nowhere. Fortune favours the brave (and the RS) and Cups are there to be won.
Tim Greeley
32 Posted 28/08/2014 at 12:08:56
We have had success against the Swans and I think it will continue. Not the easiest draw at all compared with our rivals but we gotta sack up and get it done. A match like this makes the Eto'o signing even bigger. He can be the difference there or he can be rested with the Swans' nemesis, Naismith, doing his thing with Eto'o rested for the derby. Hopefully Pienaar is back for this one too.
John Pickles
33 Posted 28/08/2014 at 13:50:56
We don't have a strong enough squad to go far in 4 competitions. As much as I am desperate for any silverware, an early demise in this one might not be the end of the world.
Brian Hennessy
34 Posted 28/08/2014 at 17:06:14
I can't believe Bony is still at Swansea, was full sure he would have been snapped up by now.
Andy Finigan
35 Posted 28/08/2014 at 18:13:46
Brian (35), I wouldnÂ’t be surprised if he goes to Chelsea.
John Crook
36 Posted 28/08/2014 at 19:56:37
We are playing Crystal Palace on Sunday 21st September and then the derby is the following Saturday. This means our match will definitely take place Wednesday 24th September. I just wonder (cynical me) if the beloved FA/Football league will move Liverpool's game against Middlesbrough to the Tuesday night to allow them one key extra day preparation for the derby.
Mike Andrews
37 Posted 28/08/2014 at 21:33:50
OK I apologise if this is not the right place for this, but I did not want to start a whole new thread. Has anyone been on the BBC page tonight? I am incandescent, headline L$$$$$$$$$ drawn with Real, picture shite holding snatched cup gods know how many years ago. Oh and champions Manchester City have tough draw!! How does that work? Am I wrong or have Chelski not won the money cup since them? GRRRRRRR!!!

James Stewart
38 Posted 28/08/2014 at 21:39:19
We donÂ’t have the squad to compete in 4 competitions. Play the kids and fringe players in this one. The League Cup is increasingly meaningless, especially for sides in Europe.
Mike Andrews
39 Posted 28/08/2014 at 21:39:40
Oh and as far as the League Cup draw goes, I am confident we have the class to come through.
Nick Entwistle
40 Posted 28/08/2014 at 22:13:31
English team draws current European Champions and biggest name in planet football headline shock.

There are things to get incandescent over Mike, like jaffa cakes dropping in quality, but this is not one of them.

Brian Denton
41 Posted 28/08/2014 at 22:50:47
Nick, Sky usually describe Man U as the 'biggest club in the world'. Though I suspect El Sky Espagnol describes Real Madrid as 'the biggest'.
Christopher Wallace
42 Posted 29/08/2014 at 09:07:56
Jim 25

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.

Geoff Evans
43 Posted 30/08/2014 at 11:38:50
To be taken seriously as a potential top four team these games should be won, no problem.

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