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Everton draw West Ham at Goodison

08/12/2014  Comments (36)  jump
updated Everton have another home draw for the Third Round of FA Cup after being paired with West Ham United.

Due to TV scheduling the Everton v West Ham match has been switched to Tuesday 6th January with a 7:45 pm kick off.

The match will be shown live on BT Sport.  

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Jim Bennings
1 Posted 08/12/2014 at 20:57:15
Tough draw. Bit of a Catch-22 situation really.

We have a great record against the Hammers yet we have been totally shite at home this season and the way West Ham are playing i'ts not all that impossible to see them doing us after a replay.

Play your best team available, Roberto, and for Christ's sake let's get back to fortress Goodison.

Mike Childs
2 Posted 08/12/2014 at 21:02:58
Especially when you look at who the money boys drew. At least it's at Goodison. We took them down once might as well do it twice.
Jim Bennings
3 Posted 08/12/2014 at 21:09:32
Yes you can't really see any problems for the top Premier League clubs, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool and probably Arsenal, from what we saw of Hull recently, you expect the Gunners there.

Either way Everton v West Ham is a very attractive match up, could be on the telly too I would'nt be surprised.
I wonder when tickets go on sale to season ticket holders?

Steve Guy
4 Posted 08/12/2014 at 21:18:06
Jim... Liverpool? A "top club"? Not any more!
Jim Bennings
5 Posted 08/12/2014 at 21:33:59
You know what I mean Steve.

They are not a good team but the relative weakness of the Premier League this season means they will probably be about the top 5 come the end of the season.

Spurs might fall at Burnley, unlikely but you never know.

City will burn Sheffield Wednesday.

Sunderland and Leeds looks tasty.

Wayne Smyth
6 Posted 08/12/2014 at 21:39:04
Can't complain about a home draw, especially against a team who should be weaker than us.
Jim Bennings
7 Posted 08/12/2014 at 21:51:41

I'm not sure quite why West Ham will feel they are weaker than Everton at the minute.

We beat them at Goodison but they gave us a hard hard game and probably man for man have totally out performed us this season.

It's a home draw but again, it's hardly been a fortress this year has Goodison, the atmosphere of the whole place has been lacking for whatever reason... I don't know why but the place hasn't rocked quite like some occasions during Moyes days.

We need to get the angry bearpit stadium back fast.

Kunal Desai
8 Posted 08/12/2014 at 22:23:54
Jim they will be a little weaker when they player us as some of there players will be away on AFCON duty.
Paul Andrews
9 Posted 08/12/2014 at 22:50:23
We historically slip up against the lower league clubs in the cups.
That draw should hopefully remove any complacency.
Dave Abrahams
10 Posted 08/12/2014 at 23:04:29
Jim, relax, please itÂ’s the first week in December we are not playing West Ham until the first week in January. Lots of things can happen in the meantime.

I love your posts because you come across as one genuine Evertonian but you canÂ’t make things happen, youÂ’ve got to just wait and see.

Joe Clitherow
11 Posted 08/12/2014 at 23:15:17
Good draw. Nothing like a really good home 3rd Round tie. A cold day in January, winner takes all, fabulous! Will be a proper football day out which is becoming more and more rare these days.
John Malone
12 Posted 08/12/2014 at 23:47:06
Tough one need a full strength team to beat a confident high flying West Ham.
Dave Abrahams
13 Posted 08/12/2014 at 23:52:18
IÂ’ve had a good day in town, Mad Mondays, IÂ’ve had seven or eight pints so of course weÂ’ll beat West Ham, mind you when I wake up in the morning I mightnÂ’t be so sure, but we are Everton so of course we will.

We are going to Wembley and maybe Poland!!!!

Nick Armitage
14 Posted 09/12/2014 at 00:00:07
We'll smash them.
Andrew Presly
15 Posted 08/12/2014 at 23:57:56
If weÂ’re worried about West Ham at home then weÂ’re in big trouble. Nice draw, letÂ’s savour some positive news for once. WeÂ’re through here, donÂ’t worry.
Ernie Baywood
16 Posted 09/12/2014 at 00:08:33
No reason for the doom and gloom. If we were to lose at home to WHU in the cup we'd be up in arms. Better team, at home. We should win this.
Steve Carse
17 Posted 09/12/2014 at 01:26:19
It's a good draw so long as Sky or whoever don't choose it to cover live and as a result we lose 10,000 off the gate.

Jim (#7), are you really not knowing why the atmosphere at GP is so lacking these days? Excitement and atmosphere is only provided by either the importance of the game or the action itself. Well, we haven't had any important home games since Chelsea; and as for action, unless you've not noticed, we're playing boring, snail's-pace football with little goalmouth action. After the usual insipid opening 10 minutes, most Blues have already turned off and are discussing non-footballing matters.

Keith Meakin
18 Posted 09/12/2014 at 04:33:47

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS doesn't start until 17th January so I wouldn't be surprised to see a full squad turn out for WHU. Hopefully we should have a few players back for this game, tough match but should be a high scoring encounter.

Eric Myles
19 Posted 09/12/2014 at 05:15:50
Ernie #16, I bet you were saying the same thing about the Wigan quarter final a couple of seasons ago?
Ernie Baywood
20 Posted 09/12/2014 at 07:43:09
Yes Eric, it was a massive missed opportunity but that shouldn't disguise the fact that it was a favorable draw. We were quite rightly up in arms at the selection and performance. That was the day, for me, that Moyes and Fellaini were done.

A loss at home to WHU in the cup and there might be a new breed that we think the same about?

Dave Pritchard
21 Posted 09/12/2014 at 08:28:19
Haven't had any important home games since Chelsea? Maybe that is what the players have been thinking which is why we've been so bad. Agree that the atmosphere at home games is virtually non-existent at times and don't know the answer to it.
Andrew Ellams
22 Posted 09/12/2014 at 09:02:01
Guaranteed Liverpool and Man United will both be on the TV, romance of the cup and all that. Probably Dover v Palace too.
Ant Summers
23 Posted 09/12/2014 at 09:20:21
No important Home games since Chelsea, I guess you meant big teams? QPR and Stoke, next two home games, neither big teams but massive performances are required. 6 points is required.

We have Southampton sandwiched in between, that will be 18 games gone, half way. I never thought at the start of the season that at half way we could be in such a lowly position in the league, did you?

Tim Greeley
24 Posted 09/12/2014 at 11:53:05
It's on! James Tomkins better have his personal injury lawyer/acting coach on speed dial leading up to this one. Goodison should be boiling, if only because of that despicable prettyboyÂ’s antics. Sometimes ya need a villain to rally against.

Between him, Nolan and Noble they have no shortage of annoying pricks to get us heated up. Get through this round and maybe fortune will favor us a minnow in the next round.

Gerry Quinn
25 Posted 09/12/2014 at 12:41:24
Poor record against West Ham in the Cup since 1957. Let's hope we can turn that one around next month, eh?

1990-91: QF - West Ham Utd 2-1 Everton
1981-82: 3R - West Ham Utd 2-1 Everton
1979-80: SF - West Ham Utd 2-1 Everton
1979-80: SF - West Ham Utd 1-1 Everton
1962-63: 5R - West Ham Utd 1-0 Everton
1956-57: 4R - Everton 2-1 West Ham Utd
1949-50: 4R - West Ham Utd 1-2 Everton
1932-33: SF - Everton 2-1 West Ham Utd
1906-07: 2R - West Ham Utd 1-2 Everton (Stapley)

Jay Harris
26 Posted 09/12/2014 at 16:26:50
Let's hope we can get some form and fitness before then otherwise it could be D-day for Roberto's relationship with the Goodison faithful.
Peter Fearon
27 Posted 09/12/2014 at 15:39:33
I am content with this draw. You can't ask more than being drawn at home to a club that is not one of the Favored Five. If we were playing a team from another division I would be worried that we might approach the match too complacently or field one too many marginal figures. This way we have a very winnable tie but one we will require our full focus.
Max Wilson
28 Posted 09/12/2014 at 17:00:29
Poor Hammers. I feel sorry for them already. Bet they caught their breathe when their number came up. January is a long time ahead. I'm expecting RM to have sorted out our mediocre players from our talent by then and have back the likes of Stones and McCarthy.
Geoff Evans
29 Posted 10/12/2014 at 11:03:44
Depends who wants it most.
Patrick Murphy
30 Posted 12/12/2014 at 11:40:58
Everton have announced that the game will be played on Tuesday Evening, 6 January 19:45 Kick-Off.
Patrick Murphy
31 Posted 12/12/2014 at 11:58:44
According to the Echo, Everton asked for this date for the FA Cup tie against West Ham, but the official website indicates it was switched for BT to broadcast it live.

BTW no surprises for the BBC – they have Arsenal v Hull on the Saturday 4th January and our neighbours game at AFC Wimbledon on Monday 5th January for live coverage.

Gary Mortimer
32 Posted 13/12/2014 at 14:42:32
Switching the game to Tuesday will give a bit more time for players to recover from the New Year's Day fixtures, but is the tail wagging the dog again!
Patrick Murphy
33 Posted 13/12/2014 at 14:42:48
Gary, So much for moving the FA Cup draw to a traditional Monday for the fans? It means that by the time we kick off we will probably know who we will be paired with in the Fourth Round should we beat West Ham.

Why, of all the broadcasters, have the BBC decided to use the Sunday tea-time slot for the Arsenal v Hull City match – very inconvenient for the travelling fans and as the BBC are reliant on public funding why do they behave like a commercial organisation. Strangely no live TV games on actual Third Round day.

Tony Hanlon
34 Posted 14/12/2014 at 13:08:23
Man Utd away to Accrington Stanley or Yeovil Town on TV for their 43rd consecutive televised FA Cup tie.
Steve Fletcher
35 Posted 14/12/2014 at 14:19:55
A 3rd Round FA Cup game on a Tuesday night? Great... due to shifts/distance and being a school night that's one me and my lad will be watching on a laptop. I was going to go with a WHU mate of mine too. FFS.
Paul Wharton
37 Posted 14/12/2014 at 20:42:03
Well done, the FA... just disregard your football fanbase yet again. West Ham fans cannot get home by train and we are all back working, the only way the FA will learn is when fan power will kick in and you won't like this but don't go to this match.

I haven't missed a home FA Cup game since 1967 but this is the straw that's broken my back and won't be attending.

Moan and go and they will carry on doing it; don't go, and the attendance is poor, then Everton FC will have a case to kick the backsides of the FA for choosing this date.

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