Reading vs Crystal Palace
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1 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:16:19
2 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:16:34
3 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:16:36
4 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:16:55
5 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:17:23
6 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:18:26
7 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:19:29
That said, we've taken 4 points off them this season and it should have been six.
8 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:19:48
9 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:20:05
10 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:20:09
11 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:20:11
12 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:20:21
13 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:20:27
14 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:20:36
2. Chelsea are in form, and just beat City 5-1.
3. They have some great players.
4. Our cup record against Chelsea is poor.
... so we'll probably win.
15 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:21:05
A tough one Â– 2 teams fighting to rescue their seasons.
16 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:21:40
17 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:22:20
18 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:22:21
19 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:22:32
20 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:24:07
And they are nowhere near as good as last season!
21 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:24:27
22 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:25:08
Am I right in saying Chelsea have the Champions League 2nd leg that midweek before the Quarter Final?
At 2-1 down against a good Paris St Germain team, we must hope they have to give it everything in that game; it just may take it out of them mentally before the Everton game.
23 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:25:44
24 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:25:45
25 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:28:51
At least against Chelsea they'll come to play football, and our record against them is decent. I'm quite pleased.
26 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:30:07
If not, then we'll not progress.
27 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:30:14
Interesting to see Brendan Rogers's poor performance on live TV, a man who in the words of the great John Giles "uses 10 words when 1 will do". Maybe the great spoofer has nothing left to embellish.
28 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:30:58
Man City's line-up was a disgrace today there'll be thousands of City fans who've travelled and forked out serious money today to watch their club essentially give up their participation in the competition. Wasters.
29 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:31:41
30 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:32:15
31 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:32:17
32 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:32:30
33 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:33:06
34 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:38:56
35 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:39:25
36 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:43:28
37 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:45:42
I just hope Niasse and Lukaku will regain some form by then.
39 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:48:00
Don't let another big chance evade our clutches, I'm still gutted we didn't beat a poor Man City team by a bigger score at Goodison, just maybe we'd already be in a Final next week if we had done.
40 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:50:18
We can beat them, yes... but, as usual, we just can't sneak past the big boys.
41 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:50:26
42 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:50:29
43 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:51:39
I can't wait to have the rent boy chavs at our place, bring it on.
44 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:52:07
Let's hope we have a performance like the home leg against Man City in the League Cup. If we turn up, there's no reason why we won't be drawn in the semi-finals.
45 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:57:35
46 Posted 21/02/2016 at 18:58:17
47 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:00:29
We have to view this as an opportunity to eliminate one of the favourites
48 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:01:59
As long as they get good officiating, Everton will win.
49 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:02:28
Naismith wouldn't have been selected.
50 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:03:29
Chelsea and West Ham fans on social media are even less chuffed with the cup draw.
Let's hope Gwladys is in a rock 'n' roll mood that day and helps the blues reach another semi-final!
Keep the faith.
51 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:07:47
I can't imagine Chelsea being as bad as they were in the league against us, when we should have absolutely stuffed them, but if we play as well as we did against Man City, then we'll go through.
On our failure to get an easier draw, well we've just had Bournemouth, Carlisle and Dagenham and Redbridge, so life has hardly treated us cruelly in that respect. When we won the cup in 1995, that side feared nobody. I think you have to play well to win the FA Cup not just keep avoiding the better teams. Though, to be honest, as long as we win it...
52 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:10:11
Close in '66 (for 4 minutes); never a penalty in the '95 semi-final.
53 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:10:58
54 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:12:19
Plus we'll have Joel now :) Plus thanks that was not Man City! Coyb!
55 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:13:51
I hate the negativity on here sometimes about it being a bad draw for us! It's not being at home in the Quarterfinal is all that matters.
We are at home against a team below us in the Premier League who we have taken 6 points off this season (I say 6 we beat them at their place really!)
Stop being so negative, FFS
We will beat them.
56 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:15:19
I like Hiddink and if he leaves Chelsea, Everton should certainly be interested in speaking to him.
57 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:19:04
58 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:23:15
It was a really inexperienced side that Man City put out so I'd take at least 3 goals off of that scoreline but they were good value for a win.
It'll be a tough but competitive game, we both need to get the FA Cup to salvage a decent season.
60 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:29:55
Back to the league and reality.
61 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:30:37
Chelsea are very beatable if you go at them, Hiddink has organised their defence better but they aren't pulling any trees up.
Forget that result today Man City where/are poor; we will have these.
62 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:32:54
63 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:36:28
For the sake of fairness and clarity it wasn't Lineker who quipped about the suit it was the bloke who did the post-match interview.
And by the way, why do you see fit to give the horrible, dirty skank Johnny Giles such misguided reverence?
64 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:42:03
65 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:47:28
Surely we are owed a big performance!
66 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:50:55
A tough draw but I think we'll take them; it will be handy if they've got a Champions League match mid-week.
Hopefully Niasse will be firing by then and Besic will be back. COYB
67 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:53:09
The nostalgic optimist in me is predicting an Everton v Watford final in the season Howard Kendall departed with Everton winning their first trophy in a generation... fitting!!
68 Posted 21/02/2016 at 19:55:29
69 Posted 21/02/2016 at 20:00:37
70 Posted 21/02/2016 at 20:02:42
71 Posted 21/02/2016 at 20:05:47
Still, forever believing.
72 Posted 21/02/2016 at 20:09:11
73 Posted 21/02/2016 at 20:10:21
It's going to be tough but if we have aspirations to win the cup we have to beat a top club some time, why not now. They will come to play which suits us better then when teams have 10 or 11 behind the ball.
As we are talking about luck elsewhere, let's hope we get some in the shape of favourable officials' decisions and if we are very lucky maybe the odd strain that keeps a few of their more important players from playing.
Hope that doesn't sound too unsporting.
75 Posted 21/02/2016 at 20:22:44
4/1 Man Utd
7/1 Crystal Palace
8/1 West Ham Utd
76 Posted 21/02/2016 at 20:25:33
I suppose it depends on what defence turns up on the day. And how much we want to win it.
Chelsea have improved no doubt about that. But they did beat a weak Man City team.
Everton to win.
77 Posted 21/02/2016 at 20:37:55
78 Posted 21/02/2016 at 20:43:09
If you're gonna win the cup, at some point, you have to beat some quality opposition, we shouldn't have anything to fear in Chelsea this season.
80 Posted 21/02/2016 at 20:59:10
Interesting to read your description of John Giles as a dirty skank, surely a man who played at the top level for 20-odd years has an opinion at least worth listening to & not dismissed out of hand just because you don't like him?
81 Posted 21/02/2016 at 21:17:17
82 Posted 21/02/2016 at 21:38:53
Chelsea seem to have recovered a lot of form at the wrong time for us and we will need to be at our very best to get a result against them at Goodison.
83 Posted 21/02/2016 at 21:48:57
84 Posted 21/02/2016 at 21:48:59
85 Posted 21/02/2016 at 21:50:53
We've played them off the park at their place already this season and then crumpled when it came to the crunch, as we've done on too many occasions down the years. We've got to shake this inferiority complex and get back to the team of the '80s who knew how good they could be.
This team needs to realise it's potential and this cup could be the start of something... That's my dream anyway.
86 Posted 21/02/2016 at 21:53:23
87 Posted 21/02/2016 at 22:08:16
88 Posted 21/02/2016 at 22:11:49
I got 15/2 yesterday and it's gone out to 8/1 today for an outright win.
89 Posted 21/02/2016 at 22:13:42
Anyway, likewise Chelsea at home is not a bad draw. The atmosphere will be electric and they won't fancy it. Hopefully Arsenal will be put out and I would fancy us against Man Utd in a semi-final.
90 Posted 21/02/2016 at 22:24:48
I despised that Leeds side and he was the true leader. Forty years on of course and he's a grand old fellah!
91 Posted 21/02/2016 at 22:25:00
Actually it's West Ham I'd be more nervous about - they seem up for the FA Cup and I wouldn't mind betting on them to get past Man U in a quarter-final (should Shrewsbury not come to the party).
92 Posted 21/02/2016 at 22:25:10
93 Posted 21/02/2016 at 22:28:31
94 Posted 21/02/2016 at 22:40:14
As for Besic featuring against Chelsea. Yes... why not. Get him to man-mark Costa. Take Costa out of the game. Oh sorry, is that not the Everton way. Well it should be. Take the oppositions better players out of the game. Don't give them time to play. We go into this game still playing that tippy-tappy nonsense... and Chelsea will beat us.
But keep the faith. Martinez sometimes gets things right. Three wins.......and the FA cup is ours. COYBs
95 Posted 21/02/2016 at 23:02:27
Giles is an old mellow man these days and not a bad TV analyst either. I do take your point though, he famously said he used to get his retaliation in first!
96 Posted 21/02/2016 at 23:05:20
2009 I sat in the semi-final at Wembley surrounded and accompanied by Mancs. I took stick all day, but who had the last laugh?
Be positive, I would love to see RM on his bike, however, our season is on the turn... COYB
97 Posted 21/02/2016 at 23:08:58
98 Posted 21/02/2016 at 23:10:05
If ever the bearpit needed to find its voice again, slaying the classless from the Kings Road offers no better incentive.
99 Posted 21/02/2016 at 23:33:32
101 Posted 22/02/2016 at 00:40:40
Could even be a reunion with Elton John at Wembley.
102 Posted 22/02/2016 at 01:51:45
103 Posted 22/02/2016 at 01:57:53
We are one game from a semi at Wembley. We could easily get Crystal Palace, West Ham or Watford in a semi-final and I'd fancy our chances!
104 Posted 22/02/2016 at 04:10:16
So If Hull can do Arsenal in their replay (quite possible) then you'd have to put Everton at third favorites with the direct chance to beat the theoretical first or second faves (Chelsea) at home.
And then, all of a sudden, you're looking at facing Man Utd and/or West Ham at Wembley. BRANG IT.
105 Posted 22/02/2016 at 04:28:19
As I say though, it's West Ham, Watford and Palace who we should perhaps be more wary of. They are in much the same position as us safe from Premier League relegation, while they will see the FA Cup as their last shot at glory / success this season.
106 Posted 22/02/2016 at 07:56:12
107 Posted 22/02/2016 at 11:15:39
108 Posted 22/02/2016 at 11:30:07
109 Posted 22/02/2016 at 11:40:20
111 Posted 22/02/2016 at 13:56:54
113 Posted 22/02/2016 at 17:03:38
Okay, not the final but a win is a win. Seem to think it ended with Baines scoring a free kick in the last minute of the game to equalise. May have been at the end of extra time. Then penalties!
For me a good draw.
114 Posted 22/02/2016 at 17:15:44
Seemed to remember turning up, really up for the game, only to see Moyes had picked a lifeless Bilyaletdinov.
I remember the Stamford Bridge game really well, there was 6,000 Everton fans in the ground for a midday kick off. If anyone deserves to win a cup, it's the fans of Everton FC.
115 Posted 22/02/2016 at 17:43:27
116 Posted 22/02/2016 at 21:17:04
117 Posted 22/02/2016 at 21:25:09
Chelsea apparently play PSG in the Champions League on the preceding Wednesday so it's unlikely to be on Friday night.
The Liverpool half marathon is on Sunday the 13th which could impact policing so Saturday are Monday are better bets. I like the sound of another late Saturday kick-off under the lights.
118 Posted 22/02/2016 at 21:39:28
119 Posted 22/02/2016 at 22:11:56
120 Posted 24/02/2016 at 12:28:13
122 Posted 25/02/2016 at 13:47:54
As usual, the fans come last. Perhaps we should try and use fan power, hold a vote for kick-off time and tell them we are turning up on that day at that time and no other. That should do it.
123 Posted 25/02/2016 at 13:56:29
124 Posted 25/02/2016 at 14:18:58
As you say, the RS were due to play Chelsea at 4PM on the Sunday, so they aren't playing so we can play then instead, that's one sorted.
Man Utd might be in the Europa League on the Thursday before, so they can also play on the Sunday Kick off around 12ish. There's no clash with a Man City game as they are away on the Saturday...
125 Posted 25/02/2016 at 14:36:50
126 Posted 25/02/2016 at 14:55:43
Tony (107) remember the Reading game? Beckford got stuck in the traffic and turned up late, Bilyaletdinov was substituted by Jose Baxter who did more in the few minutes he was on than the Russian had done all night.
127 Posted 25/02/2016 at 21:06:43
So, if Man Utd go through in Europa, we will play on Saturday evening. If they go out, we will be 4pm on Sunday.
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