Blues draw Canaries again in League Cup

24 August  16 Comments  [Jump to last]
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Everton will face Norwich City at Goodison Park in the EFL Cup 3rd round after being paired with the Canaries in this evening's draw.

The two clubs met at the 4th round stage of the competition last season, a in game which the Blues eventually prevailed on a penalty shootout after the contest had ended 1-1.

The tie, which will take place on 20 or 21 September, provides Steven Naismith an opportunity for a reunion with Everton nine months after he left the Blues for Carrow Road.  

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Olalekan Taofik
1 Posted 24/08/2016 at 22:37:12
Norwich City may prove naughty but it is a tie that must be won. The pairing should not be an headache now but the Premier League tussle on Saturday should be our focus .

When we get to the river (Norwich City), we shall know how to cross it. Good luck boys!

Mark McLoughlin
2 Posted 24/08/2016 at 22:37:24
At least we avoided Accrington Stanley.
Peter McHugh
3 Posted 24/08/2016 at 22:40:57
Be nice to welcome Naismith back
Damian Wilde
4 Posted 24/08/2016 at 22:42:44
Good draw, Wembley here we come.
Lev Vellene
5 Posted 24/08/2016 at 22:47:49
For all our previous ridicule about this cup, I think RK will shiver in his socks when he fields as strong a team as we have available! If we flop, there is no secondary string to blame, at least!
Joe O'Brien
6 Posted 24/08/2016 at 23:01:26
Nice home draw. Should be able to reach the next round ok. Top 6 with a cup would be a great 1st year for RK..and achievable if we sign a few needed players before the deadline. CM and a striker, preferably two strikers.
Victor Jones
7 Posted 24/08/2016 at 00:22:26
Koeman fielded a strong team last night. He showed his intentions from the off. The indications are that he is taking this cup serious. Let's hope so. And yes, last night was an opportunity to get some players closer to full match fitness. But nonetheless it was a strong first eleven. We don't have any distractions. The season has only started. No need to rest players..Just give this League Cup a proper rattle.So a home tie against Norwich City is very favourable. We should beat them. I cannot see any problems. (Famous last words). Hard to believe that we have never won this cup. It's about time that we did. Silverware is long overdue. So here's hoping that Koeman continues to set up his teams to give us every chance to progress in the cups. The league will take care of itself. Our defence looks more solid this season. And because of that, I think that the team will do OK. Interesting times ahead. NSNO.
Eric Holland
8 Posted 25/08/2016 at 00:33:48
Joe, we don't need another striker now!

Kone's back.

Jamie Crowley
9 Posted 25/08/2016 at 02:35:23
Mickey Mouse Cup my ass.

I said it the last few years... we've won nothing – nada, zilch, zip – in my decade-long Blue life.

It's awfully fucking grand to field a weaker side in a competition that's entirely winnable and has silverware at the end of the rainbow when you've won the sum of sweet FA for a few generations.

We can win this tournament, dust out the cobwebs from that trophy cabinet that hasn't had an addition in eons, and have something that denotes... victory.

I am loving the fact RK is stating his intentions about this competition from the off.

Win something, anything, then act all high and mighty fielding weakened sides in "lessor" tournaments.

Until that time comes, field your strongest team and add to the trophy cabinet.

Koeman's attitude is just fantastic.

Darryl Ritchie
10 Posted 25/08/2016 at 03:23:13
Koeman, when asked if he thought that winning the cup was important, said that he just doesn't want to win the cup, he wanted to win EVERY game we're in. No matter the circumstance.

The perfect answer, I think.

David Price
11 Posted 25/08/2016 at 07:45:54
Exactly how Jose approaches a season. Not a bad act to follow.
Rokas Grajauskas
12 Posted 25/08/2016 at 08:14:41
Do the winners of the EFL Cup qualify for Europe?
Jack Convery
13 Posted 25/08/2016 at 10:20:37
Will be good to see Naisy. I just hope he's on the bench and comes on when its too late for the Canaries.
Paul Newton
14 Posted 25/08/2016 at 13:34:24
You've got to feel sorry for Naismith – soon after he leaves Norwich are in the Championship and Everton are on the up.

Not sure if he'd have made the cut with Koeman, though.

Ste Traverse
15 Posted 25/08/2016 at 13:36:46
Having had a look at a few Norwich forums, they are asking if anyone can find the receipt for Naismith, drop him back off at Goodison next month and get a refund!

I'm never one who turns my nose up at this competition, I'd give anything to see us lift it next February and break our long trophy drought.

Richard Dodd
16 Posted 25/08/2016 at 14:22:33
It seems not too many Norwich followers have been impressed with Naisy. Perhaps they would like to do a straight swop for our two goal hero, Kone A!

By the way, what happened to Kone B?

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