Everton get Carlisle or Yeovil in FA Cup fourth round

by | 11/01/2016  64 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton will face League Two opposition again in the FA Cup after they were handed an away tie against Carlisle United or Yeovil Town in the next round in this evening's draw.

Ties will be played the weekend of 30th January.

Everton have Yeovil have yet to play each other in a competitive fixture the two clubs contested a mid-season friendly in 1998 which the Blues won 3-0 at Huish Park but have established ties in recent years with loan arrangements that have seen John Lundstram and now Liam Walsh move to the Glovers on a temporary basis.

Carlisle, meanwhile, have beaten Everton twice in the six times the clubs have met. Despite finishing bottom of the old First Division in 1975, the Cumbrians beaten the Toffees home and away that season, perhaps costing them the title which they missed out on by three points.

Should Carlisle win their Third Round replay with Yeovil, the Fourth Round meeting with Everton will likely take place at Blackpool where they have been playing their home matches since recent floods wrecked their Brunton Park home.  

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Andy Walker
1 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:25:31
Hopefully Carlisle as they have no home ground so it will be neutral turf.
Andy Walker
2 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:26:38
...and it will be a lot nearer!
Andrew Lightfoot
3 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:27:17
I'll take it! Hoping for Carlisle :P
Stephen Brown
4 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:27:51
Not too bad! Shame no big clubs drawn together!

League and FA Cup double, 6th in League! You heard it here first!

John Francis
5 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:28:27
If it's Carlisle, we may be able to get a boat right to the ground!
Colin Glassar
6 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:29:31
True John.
Mike Hayes
7 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:31:19
Bring on next round - fancy a cup double just to make up for the (lost) last 21 years COYB
Paul Tran
8 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:31:55
Carlisle played the home tie at Blackpool.
Liam Wilson
9 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:32:33
We could be working our way down the leagues in these FA cup draws. Yeovil are only one place below Dagenham & Redbridge
Kim Vivian
10 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:43:38
Be on TV this - potential upset!
Colin Gee
11 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:44:25
Yeovil could be tough, does their pitch still have a slope?

If Carlisle get through perhaps we should offer to play at Goodison and give them all the gate money?

Stephen Brown
12 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:46:45
Good shout Colin Gee. That's the sort of thing Everton do! Classy!
Anthony Hanlon
13 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:46:49
3 days after City cup tie. 4,days before Newcastle Utd.
Terence Tyler
14 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:50:32
Unlucky ground Carlisle. Was there when a 3-1 defeat, probably cost us the title that year.
Richard Lyons
15 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:51:58
Carlisle, aren't they sponsored by Fyffes?
Denis Richardson
16 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:53:05
I'll take that.
Craig Mills
17 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:53:43
That's a good draw with virtually all the Premier League still left in it – we should be happy with that.
Tony Cheek
19 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:55:32
No big clubs drawn together but, Red Shite v Hammers, and Stoke V Crystal Palace....well, Palace are quite big!
Tony Cheek
20 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:56:25
Could be a banana skin then, Richard!
Terence Tyler
21 Posted 11/01/2016 at 19:58:15
Should we now prioritise the cups?
Tom Evans
22 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:18:14
1975 wasn't it when they did the double over us. 2 up at GP.
Andy Walker
23 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:19:22
Carlisle's ground is trashed they are playing at other grounds so would be good if we get them as it will be neutral territory.

Could Carlisle ask to play at GP I wonder?

They're not a bad side under Curl now though.

Terence Tyler
24 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:22:08
They had a little fellow, by the name of Ray Train, Man of the Match.
Colin Glassar
25 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:23:02
I remember Carlisle when they were in the top flight. Just goes to show how ancient I'm becoming.
Terence Tyler
26 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:23:49
There were cows in the field, next to the ground.
Stephen Davies
27 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:28:12
Carlisle's ground will be just fine for the next round.
Brian Garside
28 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:28:39
I was there Tom. I am still in a state of shock. Cannot believe we lost that day. Do not talk about lightning striking!
Terence Tyler
29 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:35:11
Not sure what year it was, but we lost away to Carlisle and Luton, both games near end of season, when we were at the top of the league. I was at both games. To make matters worst, I think they both got relegated that year.
Rob Newling
31 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:44:10
Hope it's not Yeovil – hear we've just loaned Liam Walsh & The Cat to them !

The latter will definitely play havoc with our defence. (If it's not cup tied?)

Anyone know how Shane Duffy's doing at Blackburn?

Craig Fletcher
32 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:47:47
A few potential upsets in the making there. I can see West Ham doing the RS (well, actually that wouldn't be much of an upset!) and Derby getting one over Man Utd at home. Here's hoping.

I wouldn't be surprised if Chelski go all out in the FA Cup to try and get something out of this season

Paul Ellam
33 Posted 11/01/2016 at 20:49:16
Looks like we are just gonna have to do "an Arsenal" circa 1993 then!
Doesn't matter if we finish mid-table then as we will be in Europe.
Tony Dove
35 Posted 11/01/2016 at 22:26:37
If we play Carlisle at least there wont be any cats on the pitch maybe just the odd dead sheep.
Kieran Kinsella
36 Posted 12/01/2016 at 00:16:25
Get used to it. With RM in charge we will be playing Yeovil on a regular basis...

Kidding. Should be straightforward but round five will be tough with so many Premier League teams left.
Rob Hooton
37 Posted 12/01/2016 at 00:17:32
The Hammers have Exeter next round don't they?
Eddie Dunn
38 Posted 12/01/2016 at 00:21:54
Terence that was '75 when we were going to win the League, and lost home and away to Carlisle, and they went down, and we finished fourth, I think!
Harold Matthews
39 Posted 12/01/2016 at 00:42:30
Rob. Duffy is doing fine. Lambert and Irvine have tightened them up but, even with Rhodes, they can't score goals. Saw them beaten 1-0 at Cardiff the other day where Duffy had several attempts on goal and was denied a penalty.
Ant Ellis
40 Posted 12/01/2016 at 01:02:33
Apparently Carlisle's stadium is due to open for matches by 23 January

No neutral venue then, which in turn means less away tickets.
Rahman Talib
41 Posted 12/01/2016 at 02:01:13
We never should have sold Duffy. Big mistake. He was a gem for us and cheap too.

We could've used the £9.5M we used to buy Funes Mori to buy a left-footed midfielder or a left-winger.

At the very least, with Duffy in the middle, we could've got away with a draw in Dynamo Kiev instead of losing 5-2.

Brian Porter
43 Posted 12/01/2016 at 06:27:05
Whoever we get, it's obviously a potential banana skin. It's to be hoped Martinez doesn't do what he did last week and send a team packed with reserves out. We got lucky in as much as Daggers didn't even try to make a game of it.

I doubt we'll be so lucky this time with either of these teams wanting to cause an upset at home. We'll need a strong team to ensure we progress to the 5th round. Look what happened to Swansea at Oxford, eleven changes ffs, and the RS nearly came unstuck at Exeter against a team that actually tried to best them.

We have a real chance to make the 5th round as long as our phenomenal manager doesn't make the mistake of setting us up for a giant killing.
Ian Jones
44 Posted 12/01/2016 at 07:34:22
Hi Brian. Sorry, don't agree with you re Martinez's team vs Dagenham and how Liverpool set up against Exeter. Didn't see the Swansea team so cannot comment on that one.

I am all for playing the best team available and don't like all the rotation stuff but the team that went out against Dagenham etc was still a strong team. As long as we keep the nucleus of the side intact we should be good

Agree with you though that cups should be taken seriously. Certainly these lower league teams should not be taken lightly. The chance to progress to the 5th is there. Carlisle would be my preference. Closer to home. Yeovil is a long way!

Harold Matthews
45 Posted 12/01/2016 at 08:34:56
Yes, Alan Curtis, the Swansea boss, reflecting on the Oxford defeat,."They did to us what we intended to do to them. They out-ran us, they out-fought us".

Moyes experienced 3 like that, Walter Smith 1 and Joe Royle 2. These smaller sides can run and fight like wild dogs on their day.

On paper we'll look much superior but this match is not on paper. It's on their atrocious pitch with the whole town screaming them on. A massive test of character for our boys who will need to get up and at 'em from the very 1st minute.

John Malone
46 Posted 12/01/2016 at 09:08:40
Never should've sold Duffy!!!

I've heard it all now, because he's turned out to be the better of the two players out of himself and John Stones hasn't he!

ToffeeWeb, where do you find these guys!!

David Hallwood
47 Posted 12/01/2016 at 09:26:34
Brian (#39) we had just come through tough Christmas programme as well as squeezing the Citteh semi-final. In addition RM had to think about the midweek Citteh game and reply. So he has to manage his squad carefully.
John Raftery
48 Posted 12/01/2016 at 09:42:57
John - 42 You are right. Only on Toffeeeweb could you read that a 6 out of 10 player in the Championship is better than John Stones.
Derek Knox
49 Posted 12/01/2016 at 09:48:06
Too true Harold@41, no game should be prepared for, regardless of the opposition, with complacency or underestimation of their ability.

How many times have we seen in the past, a one-off Cup game where the team from the lower divisions have upped their game, and left a Prem outfit with copious amounts of egg dribbling from their sorry chins!

Not to mention, having home advantage, on a postage stamp ground, with a cabbage patch- pitch, limited away ticket allocation, etc.

I suppose that is why the FA Cup is so highly regarded, and looked forward to, by teams and fans alike.

Joe Bibb
50 Posted 12/01/2016 at 11:29:45
We beat Carlisle at their ground in 1968 and went on to the Final. Why are so many on here so nervous? This is the kind of draw that we needed, if we didn't get a home draw then Yeovil or Carlisle will do for me.
Don Alexander
51 Posted 12/01/2016 at 11:36:08
Talk of the '75 matches reminds me that Carlisle had Chris Balderstone in their team. He was probably the last ever professional footballer and cricketer. In summer he played for Leicestershire (capped by England too).

As an aside, Billy Bingham got the boot soon after that season, the board deciding that 4th wasn't good enough.

I wish.............

Liam Reilly
52 Posted 12/01/2016 at 12:53:44
Nothing wrong with this draw and with the right attitude we should progress.

If the RS had this draw and we had West Ham, the conspiracy theorists would be out in force.

Andy Meighan
53 Posted 12/01/2016 at 13:59:48
I remember the Carlisle games well: a 3-2 defeat at home. Laidlaw, Bonnyman and Tait doing the damage for them And a 3-0 walloping away.

We had a good side then and them two games possibly cost us the title. So we owe them one. If they get through... though personally, I think it'll be Yeovil.
Dave Pritchard
56 Posted 12/01/2016 at 14:22:37
Liam, the conspiracy theorists will never go away. Great draw for us but only if we are properly prepared.
Dennis Ng
57 Posted 12/01/2016 at 14:36:26
LOL conspiracy theorists huh. Well how about this theory? They want us to win the FA Cup but get relegated since RM is only good in cups.

Excellent draw. I hope this few rounds will provide more opportunities to play our fringe and young players while we progress.

Graham Mockford
58 Posted 12/01/2016 at 14:41:33

He also famously played both a County Championship and a Football League game on the same day.

Graham Mockford
59 Posted 12/01/2016 at 15:07:29
Also Don there have been a few since Balderstone. In fact there was another who played alongside him in that title winning Leicestershire side, Graham Cross who played for Leicester. Around a similar time there was Arnie Sidebottom, David Bairstow and Alan Ramage.

The most recent to carry out both careers at the same time was Phil Neale who like Botham played at both Scunthorpe and Worcestershire.

And whilst we are on cricket football related trivia, Geoff Hurst played a first class game for Essex although he did bag a pair.

Brent Stephens
60 Posted 12/01/2016 at 15:24:58
Graham, do you remember the father-and-son pair that used to play for Glamorgan together?
Michael Williams
61 Posted 12/01/2016 at 15:26:37
Well, I hope that Robles starts in goal, EFC scores five or six goals, and RM gets his selection and subs exactly right or there will be some unhappy people.

Graham Mockford
62 Posted 12/01/2016 at 15:45:49

I'm suspecting a punchline! I think Matthew Maynard's son played for Glamorgan before his untimely death, but I don't think their careers crossed.

Brent Stephens
63 Posted 12/01/2016 at 15:55:50
Graham, yes as you say, the Maynards' careers didn't cross (as far as I know). Punchline answer is.... Miandad!

Talking of dad and son playing together, I played local league football till I was 50 (Gwent Premier / Newport and District) until a snapped ACL put paid to that; but had the pleasure of playing side by side in defence with my son for a couple of years. I can't describe the joy that brought. Both of us a smidgen under 5'-5'' – he was an earlier version of Mo Besic on his aggression.

Dave Pritchard
64 Posted 12/01/2016 at 16:02:04
Brent, that is fantastic. What a central defensive pair you must have made, both being under 5-ft 5-in. Probably still conceded fewer headed goals than Everton though, I would guess.
Brent Stephens
65 Posted 12/01/2016 at 16:21:12
Dave, I played CB or full back, my lad just full back (he was too small for CB!). We won the league a few times and came close in the cups. But my more vivid memories are my howlers!
Matt Traynor
66 Posted 12/01/2016 at 16:30:08
Brent, pretty sure Eider Gudjohnsen and his father played in an international together for Iceland.
Kristian Boyce
67 Posted 12/01/2016 at 16:35:29
Matt (#60), technically they didn't play together. Eidur came on in place of his dad during a substitution in one game. His dad retired after that game I believe.
Brent Stephens
68 Posted 12/01/2016 at 16:36:59
Didn't know that, Matt. Thanks. Wow, international level and dad must have been still going strong. Or did he have his son at an early age?!
David Ellis
69 Posted 13/01/2016 at 02:10:52
It's a great draw. We can rotate the squad and still win. Yes, I know there is always a chance of an upset... but they don't happen very often... that's why they are called an upset. Also they are happening less frequently now as the Premier League squads get so strong they can put out an experienced second string as we did against the Daggers.

Our team was totally different to the Liverpool side that drew with Exeter – there's was practically an U21 team – ours was full of experienced pros. We have the depth and will get a chance to use it.

We have a slight edge on City tonight as they were not able to rest many in their match against Norwich.

David Israel
70 Posted 13/01/2016 at 15:58:32
Don (#47),

Ted Hemsley, who was a full-back for Sheffield United, also played cricket around the same time as Chris Balderstone, for Worcestershire, if I remember correctly.

I remember those two matched against Carlisle in 1974-75 quite well, possibly because they were such upsets. They did cost us the title, I'm afraid. Was it Derby that won it?

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