The date of the replay between the Hammers and the Red Devils has yet to be confirmed and will not be scheduled until after the latter's Europa League second leg tie against Liverpool on Thursday.
The semi-final ties will be played at Wembley Stadium on 23rd and 24th April. Everton, drawn third out of the "hat" will be designated as the home team in their tie.
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1 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:26:33
2 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:27:02
3 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:27:10
4 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:27:13
5 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:27:31
6 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:27:42
7 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:27:48
8 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:28:20
9 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:28:22
10 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:28:23
If we can emulate the game against Chelsea, we needn't fear any of them.
11 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:28:32
12 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:28:42
13 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:29:09
14 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:29:18
15 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:29:25
16 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:29:35
We owe West Ham, can't see the Mancs getting through they are an awful team
17 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:30:06
18 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:30:30
19 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:30:46
20 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:31:00
21 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:31:15
22 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:31:26
Both are beatable but I'd rather have got either of the other sides.
23 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:31:46
24 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:31:50
25 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:32:32
26 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:32:48
I have a feeling that this cup is ours.
27 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:33:38
The final will be easier to win now.
28 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:34:10
29 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:34:24
30 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:34:50
31 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:35:07
Also, this is the worst Man Utd team since Frank O'Farrell, God rest him. We have got the best of the draw.
32 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:35:19
Just got to make sure our performance levels stay high in tempo and intensity from now on, no falling back into old habits.
33 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:35:27
34 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:35:45
Can't expect an easy game in a cup semi-final... looking forward to it.
35 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:35:53
36 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:35:59
37 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:36:13
38 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:36:26
39 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:36:36
West Ham? We were beating them, easily with 10 men up until the 78th minute. No need to fear them.
40 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:37:34
41 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:37:53
42 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:38:15
43 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:38:34
44 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:38:39
Man U 7/2
Palace and Watford 4/1
(I'm sure a few Hammers fans will be having a bet on that.)
Confident we are capable of beating any of these.
My only doubt ...... our erratic form under this manager with the possibility of us beating ourselves.
45 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:39:18
46 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:39:58
47 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:40:34
If RM puts the right team and tactics out, and we get a little bit of luck, the cups ours.
48 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:41:31
We've just beat Chelsea, and at the quarter finals stage the only team in didn't want us to end up facing was Arsenal. Luckily they went out to Watford.
I'd sooner face the better teams in the semi's. Get past them, and it sets up a more winnable final.
49 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:41:43
50 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:41:59
They're scared of us already! I think it will be West Ham and revenge will be sweet.
51 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:42:38
52 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:43:03
53 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:43:09
I hope Watford beat Palace. I like the idea of a re-run of the 84 final. It seems like providence that we could potentially play the side who we beat to kick-start the last great period in our history.
54 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:44:14
COYB nothing to fear!!
55 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:44:53
However after an initial 'tut!' I just thought the way this season has gone, we've no less chance against WHU or United than we'd have against Watford or Palace.
Our lack of anything approaching consistency this season means 'on the day' we could welly, or get wellied by, any of those sides.
Personally I'd hope for Man Utd as they look particularly clueless and mentally fragile at the moment (how they got a replay yesterday, I don't know).
My guess is we'll be playing West Ham.
Everton for the cup!
56 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:45:07
57 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:45:29
58 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:45:46
60 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:48:13
61 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:49:37
The 'harder' draw will focus minds and bodies to get the job done.
An Everton - Watford final has a nice symmetry to it.
If it comes to pass, let's hope it proves the launching pad as the previous final between the 2 teams did.
62 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:50:35
63 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:50:35
Drawing Man Utd now isn't like drawing them in 2009. Now THAT was a tough draw.
We showed that even with 10 men, we are more than a match for West Ham.
Plus these two will probably still be chasing a Champions League spot pretty hard, so they won't have the luxury of being able to rest players in the inevitable mid-week fixtures before the Semi's (once the re-arranged fixtures have been confirmed).
Meanwhile, our recent record against Palace isn't exactly great, Watford are a decent outfit under Flores, and neither have much else to play for this season.
I can't bloody wait me!
64 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:51:35
Everton are about to be taken seriously!
65 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:52:03
66 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:53:15
67 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:54:07
At our best, we'll win the cup. Will we be our best for two games?
68 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:54:44
Do the bookies know something about the replay that we don't?
69 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:55:00
70 Posted 14/03/2016 at 19:59:43
71 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:00:27
72 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:02:33
73 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:02:36
Then just lucky cockney shit in final. Barry winner.
St Georges's Hall, here we come!
74 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:04:51
It's all about the likelihood of getting to the final in the first place.
Palace, Watford and us only have to win one game. The bookies won't risk giving decent odds about Man Utd.
75 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:06:13
I hope it's West Ham as I'm still not convinced they are anything more than just an ale house team under decent management. We were better than then with 10 men, and it was only when lost our best player and went down to nine (that's how it felt) that they were able to take advantage.
Yes they will be up for it, but they've also got an eye on a top four finish so it's not a make or break game for them. Palace in the final as well if possible.
76 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:07:07
"Shackle Payet, keep Mirallas on the fucking bench and we can hammer (pun intended) West Ham, no doubt about it."
Shackle Payet, give Mirallas license to roam all over the pitch with the proviso that he stays cool, and we will deffo end up at Webels for a second time.
If I was RM, I would say to Mirallas "Go for it. I'm not arsed what you do just don't get a yellow or you're off."
As for Rom, "It's a hat-trick or we'll think about selling you.... To Mansfield Town!" :-)
77 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:08:31
78 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:10:13
The players will never have seen the like of it and would be unlikely to see it equalled, wherever any of them might move onto or whatever pot they may win.
79 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:10:24
80 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:10:44
81 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:17:28
But by God, my hope synapses are firing like feck...
82 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:20:29
I think it's the call of the TV companies and who has first pick, BT or the BBC. I suspect our tie would be the one both TV companies would want.
The police can only object but I don't think they could decide, a bit like when they tried to get the Saturday evening derby game moved last year but to no avail.
I'm more worried the Premier League are going to rearrange the Derby game to the week before the semi-final.
83 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:21:00
1966: Beat Man Utd in the semis and won the cup.
Watford trying to reach the final for the first time since 1984... when we beat them.
Palace playing in their first semi since 1995.... the last time we won the cup.
84 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:21:39
The betting will change again when the Man Utd and West Ham tie has been decided.
85 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:21:47
We had no chance of beating Man Utd in 2009, they were a good side then, they're crap now and we have the drop on West Ham. They're taking a knife to a gunfight.
We can beat anybody if RM gets it right, we have a great squad and we have the monster that nobody can manage when we play right.
86 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:23:06
Man Utd or West Ham will concentrate the minds of all of our combatants, and, as I think the Cockneys will get through, it will be nice to get revenge for that reverse, and see that arse Noble crying into his shirt.
87 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:25:22
88 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:26:10
Would love to see a Watford final and poor Reg Dwight in tears again. The dawn of a new era or what!!
89 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:26:24
90 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:27:04
91 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:27:28
West Ham and Man Utd will be thinking, blow, if we win this we will have to get past Everton, which they won't.
What date is the final again?
92 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:28:19
Forget omens, history, scores this season this is a one-off game on a huge pitch which is made for Ross, Rom, Aaron and Geri who will all have more space than usual.
None of the other four are deadbeats and on their day they will give anyone a game but we have a few players who could really rise to the occasion.
In 2012 I feared Suarez and Gerrard. In 2009, Man Utd did us a favour by fielding a much weakened team but this year I fear no-one. On our day, we will comfortably beat any of this lot so it is down to us and not them.
They will certainly not be happy to have drawn us. Our big game was Chelsea there is no team remaining to fear... we just need to field the right team with the right mentality.
93 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:28:33
94 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:30:23
95 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:33:20
We are in with a good shout no doubt, we need two of our best performances, but don't get carried away it's football... anything can happen yet.
96 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:37:22
What you can rely on of course is that at Wembley, our mikes, on our supporters will be at least 20 decibels lower than than theirs.
I know I'm a sad git but I do attention to detail. And believe me If you were blind and you listened to the quarters you would never have known we were at Goodison.
97 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:37:31
98 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:39:40
99 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:49:58
Dream final against Watford is still on. My mate is Watford fan and he still thinks we cheated with Andy Gray's goal. Jeez... some people never let go!!
100 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:52:01
We should be setting ourselves up for this match now with no distractions. And in all honesty, there is no reason we shouldn't be capable of winning regardless of who it ends up being. Won't be easy, but no semi-final should be.
101 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:54:36
Allocation will be about 31,000. We have 26,000 season ticket holders.
It took BT and the Beeb five days to sort out the quarters so probably expect something Friday or so.
102 Posted 14/03/2016 at 20:54:58
103 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:00:58
It's long past the time the semis should revert to the old system of neutral venues as if we do get to the final it means our fantastic support will be bled white twice by the cockney con merchants, we should also lobby for a truly 'National' stadium set in a central England location,
Having been lucky to see us win the cup in '66 '84 and our loss to WBA plus seeing Skem win the FA amateur version, and taking the missus down for a St Helens Rugby League Cup final win there (she's a Saints fanatic from Clinkham Wood), I do have good memories of the old Wembley but think a change is long overdue. GO BLUES!
104 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:03:05
105 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:04:11
In the 1985 the other Cup-Winners Cup semi-final was Rapid Vienna v Dynamo Moscow and neither were anything special and getting there was their success. It's ours if we can overcome this hurdle.
106 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:04:42
I find that a bit hypocritical to be honest, after you explicitly stated you didn't want us to win the FA Cup, or indeed another game from now until the end of the season.
107 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:08:23
However, our last Semi-Final was played on a Saturday and the previous one to that against United was a Sunday, so perhaps Sunday would be best.. Who knows it's the Cup.
108 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:09:05
109 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:13:11
110 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:14:19
111 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:14:59
112 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:23:04
113 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:29:45
Sorry pal, but I've supported EFC for nearly 60 years. I'm sure I'd love a beer with you, but I've every right to say what I need to say. The average ice age lasts for at least 100,000 years, so the ages between us to is of course infinitesimal.
Joe Royle once said to me at Southport open air swimming pool, "It's not about who we play but how we think on the pitch that matters."
I've gone with that ever since.
Harold, we must have a get together some time and talk about the old days.
So on we go. Why didn't I go with my gut feeling? I just knew we'd play the hardest draw possible. Problem for THEM is that it works out easier for us eventually.
114 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:37:02
115 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:41:49
117 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:53:42
Frankly, I'd sooner have this end of the draw than the "so-called" easier side. We're more likely to win the more difficult semi pairing.
118 Posted 14/03/2016 at 21:53:55
119 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:04:48
120 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:07:11
"It hurt for a few days after the West Ham game, so we had to show up physically and get in and about Chelsea. And I thought the crowd played a massive part they got right behind us."
The penny has dropped then.
If they take that attitude into the semi against Man Utd or West Ham Utd we will be going to Wembley.
Up the Blues!
121 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:17:09
122 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:17:20
Defensively we've played really well in the Cup so we should be confident. Come on, you Blues.
123 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:17:52
125 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:23:47
I mean who would in their right minds expect two London based teams to play on a Sunday when they have to travel such short distances when most of their fans can just use the Underground to get to the game!
Watch this space as they say..... We all know that they don't give a flying fig about the fans!!
126 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:25:14
We should have no fear about who it is we play we are very capable of beating both these teams.
127 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:32:21
Man Utd are very ordinary at the moment without Rooney and as most agree; West Ham rely heavily on the form of Payet who of course should have been sent off yesterday.
Hopefully we will not get Atkinson or Marriner for the semi-final as both are piss-poor referees.
128 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:36:36
After the sad passing of Howard , I think it's faith that we're going to lift the cup this year after beating Watford in the final.
129 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:36:54
Man Utd or the Hammers? Well there is unfinished business with both these teams this season. We were beyond poor, in that awful defeat to United, earlier in the season. We were rubbish. I hope that that was just a one off. The circumstances of the day, stopped Everton playing. This current Man U team can be beat. Martinez has to get everything right. I hope that we can keep the team that beat Chelsea fit. I hope that we can now get some momentum going in the league.
Barkley and Lennon being given the freedom of Wembley. Mouth watering. And also Lukaku. That pitch could be made for him. Bootiful. Lukaku up for it... and in full flight.
And what about West Ham? We had them beat, the other week. Until Mirallas started to fuck about.(can we risk a hot head...in such an important match. Can you trust him?)... Until Lukaku missed that penalty.(give the penalty's to Barkley....or reinstate Baines)... And until Martinez started his useless fiddling about. We had them beat. So next time, play them off the park. I believe that on our day......we can play any team off the park. This comment goes back to another semi final. Everton v West ham. Can't just remember the year. Up pops a certain Frank Lampard senior. Everton go out. West Ham go on to win that years cup. Well, I think that it was the semi final. Not now just to sure. But the bloody Lampards have been a complete bloody nuisance to Everton, ever since. We owe them one.
We owe both Man Utd and the Irons. And I believe that we can beat either team. And the final will take care of its self. Believe. People....Believe. Up the Toffees......
130 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:40:11
131 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:42:18
132 Posted 14/03/2016 at 22:51:08
For me, we play our best team against them, and keep the momentum going for Wembley. However, I can see the argument for resting a few too.
Bit of a dilemma for Roberto there.
133 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:01:11
Personally, I want West Ham.
134 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:03:19
135 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:11:14
136 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:15:26
Awful drive home not to be repeated.
137 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:30:33
138 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:32:31
139 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:35:52
140 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:36:39
141 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:39:35
142 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:42:44
143 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:44:46
144 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:52:13
145 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:59:36
What about ToffeeWeb or someone else organizing a get together before the semi? Maybe rent the back room of a pub near the stadium or something. I'm in America so I won't be there but if I was there I might do it.
Maybe use the Wembley semi as a social event for ToffeeWebbers and have an annual get together before one of the home games and invite someone from the club. I bet you would get someone worthwhile to attend. The bigger your attendance, the bigger the club official. Our baseball teams are very good about this.
146 Posted 14/03/2016 at 23:59:55
As for Bobby Robson, I'm still mystified how we fucked that up. Personally, I think the board panicked and even seriously considered Shankly at one point.
147 Posted 15/03/2016 at 00:07:00
Bobby Robson agreed to manage Everton after Catterick but asked the board to say nothing until he told the Cobbald brothers at Ipswich he was leaving.
He picked up the paper the next day to hear that Everton were saying he was their new manager; he then said "How can I work for people who let me down on the first day?" and decided not to go and stayed at Ipswich.
148 Posted 14/03/2016 at 00:10:52
"Nurse, bring me the tranquilisers!"
149 Posted 14/03/2016 at 00:11:35
150 Posted 15/03/2016 at 00:19:16
Retrospectively we got Gordon Lee, who maybe was harshly judged but I've never met an Evertonian yet who had faith in Hodge, Wood or Davies. We were close that's what is so damn frustrating about the '70s... some great players.
I hope Martinez is more Kendall than Lee.
151 Posted 15/03/2016 at 00:31:40
1972 got beat by Walsall; answer... sign Bernie Wright.
1976 Newcastle 5 Everton 0; get Gordon Lee as manager.
1985 Everton 0 Grimsby 1; let's sign Paul Wilkinson.
1991 Oldham knock us out the cup; that Mick Milligan looks good...
1993 Ekoku scores 4 for Norwich; let's get Mike Walker!
153 Posted 15/03/2016 at 00:56:07
154 Posted 15/03/2016 at 01:00:23
For good reason. Forget league places. We're the best team left in a one off game with the type of players that could well run amok in both Wembley games.
155 Posted 15/03/2016 at 01:30:57
156 Posted 15/03/2016 at 01:40:17
As for if it will the the Saturday or the Sunday, It's the London Marathon on the Sunday, the Met Police might not want the two London clubs playing on the Sunday. I suspect that whoever has first pick of the ties BBC or BT will pick our semi and it depends when they want to show it.
The most important thing is that if we re-arrange a game for the week before the Semi, we definitely don't want to be playing the RS, as we know what will happen...
157 Posted 15/03/2016 at 01:40:43
158 Posted 15/03/2016 at 02:08:06
I saw the game at Highbury and we squeaked through 1-0 in extra time. Then relatively comfortably beat Watford 2-0 in the final as you all will know.
Same again, please. I would rather play West Ham United than Manchester United.
161 Posted 15/03/2016 at 03:39:01
Have you seen how far off his line he was in the 77 Semi against the RS and what was he thinking in the League Cup Final against Villa at OT?
Come on lads, Lawson had to be the worst!
162 Posted 15/03/2016 at 03:51:30
Everton vs Watford final!
163 Posted 15/03/2016 at 04:00:25
Palace are a bogey side and Watford just knocked out Arsenal at the Emirates of all places. I wonder if we can get Wenger in as director of football to work with Martinez as his days are numbered at Arsenal and we do have Moshiri.
164 Posted 15/03/2016 at 04:50:14
Everyone else is worried about us. It's up to us to play this out like a top side now.
165 Posted 15/03/2016 at 06:41:24
166 Posted 15/03/2016 at 06:58:29
167 Posted 15/03/2016 at 07:14:06
Over the past 10 seasons, we've had a decent side when fully fit, but always struggled if two players were injured or suspended. You look at the bench now and its packed with established players.
Barry suspended, Besic to step in, Baines, Galloway, Oviedo, Funes Mori, Jagielka, Coleman, Stones at the back.
Besic, Barry, Lennon, McCarthy, Gibson, Deulofeu, Barkley, Mirallas... the list is endless in midfield.
Lukaku, Niasse, Kone... okay, fingers crossed Lukaku keeps fit, but for the first time in ages, we are not sweating on a suspension or injury. We have a squad now that is capable of beating any of the sides left in the cup.
In the eighties, we had a belief we could beat anyone. This team for me is the strongest team left in; if we play like we can, the cup will be coming back to Goodison Park.
How fitting to win this for the team, the fans, but most of all for Howard Kendall.
168 Posted 15/03/2016 at 07:51:08
169 Posted 15/03/2016 at 09:27:43
170 Posted 15/03/2016 at 09:48:20
172 Posted 15/03/2016 at 10:19:48
Albeit too late, for a decent League position at any rate, but the season can still be salvaged with a Cup, and entry into the Europa.
Can we beat any of the teams left in? Too true we can, and that is if we play like we can, and have done in small doses, but keep it going for 90 minutes. Simples.
Let's hope good times are ahead, and about to start from our next game.
173 Posted 15/03/2016 at 10:57:43
174 Posted 15/03/2016 at 12:46:33
We can win this.... COYB
175 Posted 15/03/2016 at 12:50:31
In 10 of our last 14 visits to the national stadium in FA Cup finals, League Cups finals, Charity Shields and Semis we've faced our neighbours or that mob from down the East Lancs.
Yes, I know Man Utd aren't there but if they do it will be yet another North West derby down in the smoke.
As for West Ham Utd, having had a look at their forums, they seem to think we have a 'misguided sense of optimism', bloody hell, I always thought we were a 'glass-half empty' pessimistic set of fans.
176 Posted 15/03/2016 at 13:39:02
177 Posted 15/03/2016 at 13:41:44
178 Posted 15/03/2016 at 15:42:49
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