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FA Cup Third Round Draw

07/12/2014  Comments (60)  jump
The draw for the Third Round of FA Cup will be made before the televised game tonight, Live on BBC Two from 7pm. Everton are number 16. Ties are to be played the weekend of 3rd and 4th January 2015.

The Blues have alternated between home and away draws since 2007, the last time they were drawn at home two seasons running. A continuation of that trend would see Roberto Martinez's side come out of the hat with an away tie this time around.  

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Minik Hansen
1 Posted 08/12/2014 at 02:31:07
PLEASE let's get a decent run to the final! COYB!
Denis Richardson
2 Posted 08/12/2014 at 09:23:33
Normally I really look forward to the draw but I'm more concerned about our league form at the minute.

One league win in the last 6 games is really worrying form.

Colin Glassar
3 Posted 08/12/2014 at 11:06:25
Probably get Chelsea away.
Liam Reilly
4 Posted 08/12/2014 at 14:09:03
Dunno why but I have a really good feeling about this competition this year.
Ant Summers
5 Posted 08/12/2014 at 14:10:15
Not really worried about this competition, what will be will be...

I am more worried that we are 4 points barely 1 game off a relegation battle. Too good to go down, IÂ’ve heard that before and our manager has history.

Andrew Ellams
6 Posted 08/12/2014 at 14:14:39
I want Southport at home.
Dominic Tonge
7 Posted 08/12/2014 at 16:09:46
Southport at Goodison please
Patrick Murphy
8 Posted 08/12/2014 at 16:13:29
Careful what you wish for guys - it will probably be a toughie, but we could do with a good FA Cup run and it could be our only hope of real success this season.
Mike Barrett
9 Posted 08/12/2014 at 17:17:29
Hey, Denis and Ant, i just read on the OS that Baines isnÂ’t too concerned about our current form! Apparently there are 15 points to play for before the FA Cup and weÂ’ll get a run going over Christmas....

God help us!!

Nick Entwistle
10 Posted 08/12/2014 at 17:19:15
Pointless moan here, but I never understand why a club's number is made available as if it offers some added value to the proceedings. The number is taken from the pot and two seconds later the team's name is read.

I think ITV started it when they made a simple draw into a big production about ten years ago. There were two main presenters, two ball pickers, bloke from The FA to read out the teams and two reporter types to interview fans in the studio.

'Here are the numbers to look out for' they said. Why? We all know the teams to look out for, they're in the bag. You'll say their name, and that's that.

I have to admit the two old blokes in front of a curtain mumbling out the numbers as they passed the bag like they were playing scrabble was always the best way.

Patrick Murphy
11 Posted 08/12/2014 at 17:28:15
I agree Nick it was far better not knowing which number belonged to which club. I also wonder why in this technological age why we need numbers at all. Surely they can make 'balls' with the teams name on them or sealed ones like they use for European draws, far better in my opinion.
Colin Glassar
12 Posted 08/12/2014 at 17:32:53
You'd think an unbiased computer could do the draw (like the lottery) and not depend on two FA lackeys who know which balls to pull.
Mike Connolly
13 Posted 08/12/2014 at 17:43:42
Are Arsenal still exempt from giving the away fans the full allocation in this competition? i.e.(Liverpool, Spurs and Everton)
Nick Entwistle
14 Posted 08/12/2014 at 17:43:16
This is my favourite dodgy draw ever. A bit left field obviously, but the bloke in the hat leads the blindfolded kid's hand in a way that is simply too suspicious!

About 50 seconds in.

Brent Stephens
15 Posted 08/12/2014 at 17:55:57
Better just to have the home and away teams for each match already on a board and strip away the masking tape game by game.
Colin Glassar
16 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:00:43
Here it comes.
Colin Glassar
17 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:10:20
No. 16
Geoff Trenner
18 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:18:38
Home to West Ham
Sam Hoare
19 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:24:12
West ham at home. Could've gone better...
Brian Waring
20 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:24:19
Difficult game!
Chris Leyland
21 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:24:31
Phenomenal draw...
Brett Jonathan
22 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:24:56
We just have the worst luck don't we? ha.
Mark Tanton
23 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:24:03
Oooh they won't like the intensity of our play in a cauldron atmosphere... Is there a sarcasm filter on here?
Ray Roche
24 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:26:03
Still, Nolan will get another chance to cripple Barkley.
Brett Jonathan
25 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:26:50
So Everton pretty much get the toughest match of them all? Classic.
Brian Waring
26 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:24:50
Fucking unbelievable really, all them teams in it and we get a prem team, and a team in form as well.

Man Utd get Acrington or Yeovil, and the shite at AFC Wimbledon, Man City v Sheff Wed.

Milos Milenkovic
27 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:25:28
No easy games for us...
Ray Roche
28 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:28:56
I doubt if West Ham are laughing, either.
John Keating
29 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:25:34
Statistically we have 68.5 percent of the game against West Ham at home and out pass them 600 to 456.

Based on not only these phenomenal statistics plus the fact that we have 10 percent more shots on target in the first 45 minutes, I forecast a complete fuck-up.

Nick Entwistle
30 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:28:00
But it is in January so I'm sure by the time of the match we'll have some new signings.
Patrick Murphy
31 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:29:41
Big Sam might choose to rotate his squad if they are still in the top few places. First time we've drawn the Hammers at Goodison since a fourth round tie in 1957, Everton won 2-1.
Colin Glassar
32 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:31:49
Now you're all scared of West Ham? Laughable.
Brent Stephens
33 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:31:12
Done em once, do em again.
John Keating
34 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:34:18

Statistically we are not all scared of West Ham... Phenomenally only 34.8 percent are.

Tony Marsh
35 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:36:43
Europa League it is then???
Ant Summers
36 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:36:53
You know that – if WHU have a good run over Xmas, Sam will want to be out of this, with a scent of Europe in the air... he is a creature of habit.
Paul Hughes
37 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:41:13
Come on, our record against West Ham home or away is more or less faultless. If we can't beat them at home we don't deserve to progress.

To be honest, with our tippy-tappy style, I'd prefer a Prem or Championship team at home rather than a bear pit lower division side away.

Brian Waring
38 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:43:47
Not scared of them Colin, just can't believe out of all the draws we get a prem club.
Sue Brown
39 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:41:39
Well if ever there was a need for Plan B this is it 'cause they sure as hell knew which buttons to press a few weeks ago. Go on Roberto, surprise us.
James Martin
40 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:41:30
What you're forgetting here is that we'll put out our B team after a load of talk about how we're going to take it seriously. Then we'll mess up the prem match that we supposedly rotated all those players for.

We've messed up easy runs in this competition in the past (I'm still haunted by needing two goes to finish off Oldham only to then mess up against Wigan when Wembley and Millwall were waiting, or the 'experienced Gareth Barry throwing away almost a guaranteed place in the final with his stupid trip against Arsenal) so it was always a matter of time before we lucked out.

Here's a novel idea, Everton actually beat a few big teams to win a trophy rather than scraping past a few minnows then choking against the first Premier League side we meet and try and pass it off afterwards as a great run.

Colin Glassar
41 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:45:28
JK, more like 54.7%
Colin Glassar
42 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:47:14
Brian, we've got a great record against WHU and remember, they might be fighting for a CL spot.
Patrick Murphy
43 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:51:22
Bet you we won't be live on TV though, the usual suspects will be covered Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs with perhaps City and United as well.

At least the Hammers are a traditional cup side and should bring a few supporters to town.

Michael Upton
44 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:52:33
And why do the RS always get a doddle of a draw?
Denis Richardson
45 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:49:48
Will look on the bright side. We got a home draw and we've beaten them once already at GP.

Will be a tough game but they'll be moaning more than us.

Paul Hughes
46 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:55:47
Michael (44) - The 1988 Cup Final was a "doddle" for the RS as well.
Patrick Murphy
47 Posted 08/12/2014 at 19:59:55
Correct Paul,

Wouldn't it be great if Accrington Stanley and the Wombles got through to the fourth round?

Pete Edwards
48 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:08:38
Who cares who weÂ’ve got, we would have to play a Prem team or two at some point more than likely to get anywhere near the final. Done them already at home and gives Naismith another chance to laugh at Tomkins who will be shitting it now!
Jim Bennings
49 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:08:27
Tough draw.

We have a good record against them but laws of average says they are going to do us some day, and the form we are in currently it possibly could mean after a replay we go out.

We need to get back to fortress Goodison..
Our home from since April has been plain and simple shite.

Dave Lynch
50 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:07:41
Sounds stupid but I'd rather have our draw than the Reds.

We know what to expect off the Hammers and if your gonna win this competition you've got to beat all in your way.

Dons will be well up for Brenda's men and a double over them and Man Utd in the same season is a very distinct possibility.

Kunal Desai
51 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:05:27
Home draw at least, you can only beat what's in front of you. I'd imagine if West Ham are still around the top 6 by the time this fixture is played, they'll also be resting a few. Fat Sam will also lose a few players to the AFCON. The likes of Song, Sakho and Kouyete.
Stuart O'Malley
52 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:13:19
Don't worry, the match is in the second half of the season, by which time our players will have started firing on all cylinders. Or so Bobby keeps on telling us. God I am so depressed.
Colin Glassar
53 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:22:59
Brett 25, are you serious?
Will Firstbrook
54 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:27:04
Not the toughest draw by any means but considering our current form, there really isn't an easy draw for us.
Andy Meighan
55 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:32:54
TheyÂ’ll be more worried about that than we will. A full-strength Everton would beat a full strength West Ham any day of the week. Yes theyÂ’re doing alright in the league but who have they actually beat? Not a prayer theyÂ’ll finish in the top 8 and not a prayer theyÂ’ll beat us at home.

Our record against them is excellent, apart from when PardewÂ’s side beat us a few seasons ago. Home win for the Blues.

Patrick Murphy
56 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:47:42
Dave it was MK Dons that defeated Man Utd; AFC Wimbledon are the dark side's opponents.
Michael Upton
57 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:52:33
I'd always favour a home draw over an away trip to a lower league side but it does seem the RS always get a helping hand.

Stuart (52) – not sure of your point. Did we not lose just one of our first 17 league games last season? Bobby's first half record last year was pretty good.

As for this year, results have been indifferent in the league but great in Europe. You could easily argue that injuries and extra games have played a part, while recent form suggests RM's claims that Lukaku was jaded after Brazil and would improve were justified.

It's hardly like the Moyes era when the season started six months late every year.

Dave Lynch
58 Posted 08/12/2014 at 21:12:03
Cheers for that Patrick.

Dons are the bastard sons of Wimbledon, bit like Liverpool are the bastard sons of us.

It's an omen, I tell yer...

Patrick Murphy
59 Posted 08/12/2014 at 21:25:21
Dave - I just read that those MK Dons are possibly being re-instated into the FA Cup because Chesterfield who knocked them out at the weekend played an on loan player without the parent's club (Wolves) permission.
Mike Green
60 Posted 08/12/2014 at 22:09:42
Great draw – proper tie, at home, against probably the only team we have a hoodoo over. What's not to like? And if we go out, well that's life – or do we want gimmes all the way to Wembley? Perfect draw as far as I'm concerned.

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