The Blues were handed an away tie against the Imps in the second round of the League Cup, with the tie scheduled to take place at Sincil Bank on 28th August with live coverage on Sky Sports. Kick off will be at 7:45pm.
The two clubs met in last season's FA Cup at the Third Round stage, a match won narrowly by Everton thanks to goals by Ademola Lookman and Bernard.
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1 Posted 14/08/2019 at 01:14:49
2 Posted 14/08/2019 at 02:02:04
If we don't take this chance at silverware seriously, I'll explode.
I've never been more upset with Marco, than the Southhampton game last season. Changes in the lineup are fine for a Cup game. You have to rotate.
But Marco, if you make seven changes (think that was the number?) again this year going into any Cup game, and completely disrespect the fan base and their hunger for a trophy, I will go certifiably apeshit.
This is, and always has been, our best chance at silverware. Win the damn tournament and end the suffering FFS!
And for those of you about to roll out with, "we've never done well in this competition"?
See my bazillion or so comments about not accepting substandard results and effort, and changing the culture at Everton to a winning one, on various other threads.
We should, without question, go very, very deep in this tournament and be playing in it come February.
Micky Mouse? Win something, then pop off.
Phew. Feel better.
3 Posted 14/08/2019 at 02:56:04
4 Posted 14/08/2019 at 03:11:33
5 Posted 14/08/2019 at 03:19:29
6 Posted 14/08/2019 at 07:04:54
7 Posted 14/08/2019 at 08:01:15
If we want to grow the club in both European and global terms we need to take the most realistic opportunities that are open to us. If you desire to be a big club, you have to act like a big club.
8 Posted 14/08/2019 at 08:10:20
Marco shouldn't be the only silver at Goodison by seasons end.
9 Posted 14/08/2019 at 08:36:00
I will only feel better when we win a bloody cup again...Because it's nothing short of a disgrace that a club of our stature can go so long without winning.
Anyway enough of this negativity, “get saving Jamie lad, coz our names on this fuckin cup!â€
10 Posted 14/08/2019 at 08:38:01
We'd cry murder if Holgate came in to start for a fit Mina against Watford on Saturday and we lost.
I'm not suggesting we play a whole bunch of kids but you'd expect a team with 4/5 of the â€˜reserves' to be able to cope with Lincoln. For example:
Sidibe Keane Holgate Baines
Davies Gbamin Gomes
Walcott Kean Iwobi
11 Posted 14/08/2019 at 08:55:28
I like your team. We have a strong squad these days.
I think I'd keep Richarlison and Sigurdson in to start to make sure we had goal threat all over then pull them out when we were 3-0 up or 60 mins, whichever came first.
12 Posted 14/08/2019 at 09:10:19
13 Posted 14/08/2019 at 10:05:30
I've been following them for years and they are serial winners (National League, EFL Trophy, League 2). As close to a full strength squad as possible will be needed to avoid an upset.
14 Posted 14/08/2019 at 10:25:22
15 Posted 14/08/2019 at 10:50:50
Rotation is a tricky thing. We do play a high press game and require the players to do alot of running. They will need breaks at some point and logic would dictate that Lincoln 'should' be a safer game than anything in the Premier League. The reserves we'd be bringing in are all still full internationals like Baines and Sidibe so you'd hope the standard would not drop much. It's what most of the top 6 do in the league cup but I appreciate that our need for silverware may be more pressing. Difficult balance.
16 Posted 14/08/2019 at 10:57:07
18 Posted 14/08/2019 at 11:13:12
19 Posted 14/08/2019 at 11:21:50
We must have lost more cup games to these type of teams more than any other 'top' side. I could list them but you all know who they are! The worst for me was the 0-3 to Tranmere.
We must and will win this game! I just hope Marco knows how important this is to the fans and so doesn't fuck it up! There is no need to rotate this early in the season. Lincoln will be no mugs and we know then from last season when they gave a good account of themselves.
21 Posted 14/08/2019 at 12:09:50
This is our ONLY road back to greatness, folks. Time to finally win this and end our trophy drought... a boy can dream!!!
22 Posted 14/08/2019 at 12:13:11
It was always designed to bring in some extra cash for the teams outside the old First Division and nothing else.
Even so it's nice to win every game you compete in but one can understand Silva's position as well as many other Premier League managers.
Just another opportunity to give young players and bench players a run out when there are more important Premier League games coming up the following weekend.
25 Posted 14/08/2019 at 13:00:05
Winning this cup is lower priority than winning the league and competing in the Champions League, but still important even though it's lower priority.
26 Posted 14/08/2019 at 13:04:43
27 Posted 14/08/2019 at 13:46:23
Although only 10 weeks has past since my friend passed, now that a bit of the dust has settled, the Mrs. and I reevaluated our trip over.
For a variety of reasons it will not be Christmas. Mostly because she doesn't want to not take the kids at the holidays, and taking the kids (five) takes the cost through the roof.
I'll keep in mind your offer. February, if we make it that far, would be a good time. ;0) But seriously if they get to a final with a chance to win silverware, I'd never take your ticket. Too generous, you need to be there.
Cheers. And let's hope they're playing in February in this competition.
28 Posted 14/08/2019 at 14:15:10
I hope to go to the final this year. It's been a long time since the last of my nine visits to the Twin Towers. May 1989 so 30 years ago, when I was a boy of 10. Since then, I had my GSCE's in 1995 and so couldn't go, and we didn't bother with the Charity Shield.
Then the Chelsea final and the Semi coincided with a period where I didn't have a season ticket and so couldn't qualify for a ticket. This season I shall get to more away games, as I think we will make a final and this time I'm not missing out.
29 Posted 14/08/2019 at 14:45:56
This is the easiest and best chance of silverware and Europe; we should be preparing for it and planning for reinforcements in January.
Mediocrity is not an option.
30 Posted 14/08/2019 at 14:58:31
Jamie, don't worry be happy, your going to Wembley to represent your team and your mate, and I've been loads of times without a ticket in the past, so you will just have to go on a diet, so we can both squeeze onto your seat!
31 Posted 14/08/2019 at 15:33:16
32 Posted 14/08/2019 at 15:47:38
Losing Finalists and Semi-Finalists is the best we have achieved, I hope Tony Abrahams is right, that this year we can break the duck, and see our name on it, how hard can it be?
That will only be achieved by fielding our best eleven available, and taking it seriously.
34 Posted 14/08/2019 at 17:12:24
35 Posted 14/08/2019 at 17:25:27
We're only in 3 competitions: max number of extra games is 11 if we get to both finals and that's a BIG if.
The only time this squad needs major rotating is the Christmas period.
36 Posted 14/08/2019 at 17:28:54
Make your own luck, has got to be the mantra, because if you're genuinely unlucky then it usually means that you're going on the right track, and I don't know an Evertonian alive who didn't feel like this after Hansen got away with murder, because that was the day our team of the eighties came of age imo, so I believe you've just got to keep on fighting, if you really want your luck to change?
37 Posted 14/08/2019 at 18:42:53
38 Posted 14/08/2019 at 19:04:56
Imo we will mix it up, if that doesn't get us through then we have problems.
Mina or Keane
Kean or Calvert-Lewin
If a side like that can't beat Lincoln then there isn't much Silva can do, he has a few knocks and a few lads getting up to speed after a short pre-season, but we should have plenty.
39 Posted 14/08/2019 at 19:20:49
40 Posted 14/08/2019 at 20:44:32
It's our best chance of silverware with some decent draws. It can't no longer be our perpetual banana-skin competition.
One round at a time but we must progress beyond this round.
41 Posted 14/08/2019 at 21:45:05
42 Posted 15/08/2019 at 10:21:59
Silva will not underestimate Lincoln after they ran us close in January. He will play the strongest available team. With the Villa game being played the previous Friday evening our players will have had an extra day to prepare. So there can be no excuses.
The Lincoln Chairman, Clive Nates, is an Everton supporter.
43 Posted 15/08/2019 at 16:42:12
44 Posted 15/08/2019 at 18:15:29
45 Posted 15/08/2019 at 19:03:10
It's about time we took this trophy seriously, I'm still smarting from Old Trafford and Chris Nicoll's equaliser snatching victory from us. Extra time followed and I think Brian Little scored a jammy winner after our defence went AWOL
Come on Marco - let's not fuck about and go all out to win this cup, fielding our strongest team would show some Intent. It's about time our long suffering fans had something to cheer and feel proud about. I've already had enough of RS, today, gloating about their latest lucky win.
46 Posted 15/08/2019 at 22:11:22
I'd expect to see the first 11..
47 Posted 16/08/2019 at 00:14:06
48 Posted 16/08/2019 at 03:40:20
49 Posted 16/08/2019 at 10:52:25
We have to take it seriously.
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