The draw, which — controversially — took place in China in the early hours, set up a meeting between the Blues and, potentially, a number of ex-Everton players.
The likes of Bryan Oviedo, Darron Gibson, James Vaughan and Aiden McGeady are all now plying their trade with the Black Cats and will no doubt be looking forward to playing on their old stomping ground again.
The tie will take place on Tuesday 19th September at 7:45pm.
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1 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:06:03
2 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:12:36
3 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:15:16
No excuses, first team every time and try to get some silverware.
4 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:23:29
5 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:46:12
' I thought brexit was meant to stop things like this from happening. We need to take back control of our cup draws.'
6 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:46:48
7 Posted 24/08/2017 at 07:27:12
8 Posted 24/08/2017 at 07:28:47
9 Posted 24/08/2017 at 08:07:01
10 Posted 24/08/2017 at 08:16:09
Anyway it is a lovely day here in Split. Any travelling supporters are well outnumbered by the hordes of tourists.
11 Posted 24/08/2017 at 08:20:35
12 Posted 24/08/2017 at 08:29:10
13 Posted 24/08/2017 at 08:33:18
"In the Premier League, players on loan are not permitted to play against the team which holds their registration (section 7.2 of rule M.6). Loanees are, however, allowed to play against their 'owning' clubs in cup competitions, unless they have played for their owning club in that cup during that season."
So yes, they could play against us.
14 Posted 24/08/2017 at 09:35:15
15 Posted 24/08/2017 at 09:55:45
And why were they doing the draw in China? Either call it the league cup or just abandon it for the waste of time it is.
18 Posted 24/08/2017 at 10:04:17
19 Posted 24/08/2017 at 10:08:46
Some of Alibaba operations/line of business with names end with "bao", which means treasure in the Chinese language.
Edit: Vijay above me is probably right.
20 Posted 24/08/2017 at 10:10:42
21 Posted 24/08/2017 at 10:47:47
But you are right about it being a Thai energy drink but it was named after the company founder and leader of the popular rock band who's symbol is a buffalo scull.
22 Posted 24/08/2017 at 12:00:18
24 Posted 24/08/2017 at 12:38:58
25 Posted 24/08/2017 at 12:52:15
26 Posted 24/08/2017 at 13:48:01
27 Posted 24/08/2017 at 14:39:31
Sunderland are not great. Surely we can put them away at the first time of asking. Or is Koeman going to rotate...rotate...rotate until we don't know what direction we are going?
We can easily beat Sunderland. And we can give this competition a proper go. Why not.
And one advantage ( positive) for this season is that our squad is stronger. So Koeman has no deadwood to call on. Every player should be up to the challenge. Let's hope that Koeman's tactics are also up to the challenge. COYBs...
29 Posted 24/08/2017 at 16:16:00
No matter what - expect Gibbo to be well fueled for this one, Ovideo to have a sick new hairdo for this one and McGeady to wear brown cleats for this one. Glad it's at home but that didn't stop Leicester from knocking us out last year.
30 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:06:03
Gibbo will be injured, Oviedo will come off injured, McGeady will twist himself and get stuck on the corner flag, Vaughan will score an own goal. And Moysie wil be presented to the crowd at half-time... just so we can show him our mutual love.
31 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:11:58
32 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:32:49
Garry @ 22 - I agree with you. I thought at the time, a match with Sunderland would be more fitting. I could imagine that the club would be very limited in what they can do since it's an actual competition. Only state sanctioned "Messages" are usually piggy-backed onto sport.
I'd like to be wrong, but either way, I think both sets of fans will acknowledge Bradley in their way.
33 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:38:28
"Everything's for sale."
My arse isn't.
34 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:40:30
35 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:57:00
36 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:59:05
37 Posted 24/08/2017 at 18:10:17
38 Posted 24/08/2017 at 18:17:34
The League Cup got us into Europe this year...
The Europa League got Man Utd into the Champions League...
They have a purpose as long as you win them.
39 Posted 24/08/2017 at 18:30:52
Plus we've never won it before not even in it's guise as the Milk Cup, Rumbelows Cup, Carling Cup or any other "stupid"n ames down the years.
40 Posted 24/08/2017 at 19:49:50
'Ow do yer know we haven't already????
41 Posted 24/08/2017 at 19:51:43
42 Posted 24/08/2017 at 00:29:01
Bet ya we meet the shite at some stage during any cup run..
43 Posted 28/08/2017 at 03:01:02
44 Posted 31/08/2017 at 14:30:22
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