Third round is set to take place on or around Saturday 9 January 2021. This season, lowly Marine have made their way into the bag after a very late 120th minute goal last night and they were rewarded with a home tie against current Premier League leaders, Tottenham
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1 Posted 29/11/2020 at 17:29:02
Niall Cummins's 120th-minute goal puts Marine through to the 3rd Round of the FA Cup for just the second time in their history.
The eighth-tier part-timers dump 10-man Havant & Waterlooville of National League South out of the Cup.
2 Posted 29/11/2020 at 17:55:17
Niall Cummins's 120th-minute goal put Marine through to the 3rd Round of the FA Cup for just the second time in their history.
The eighth-tier part-timers dumped 10-man Havant & Waterlooville of National League South out of the Cup.
3 Posted 29/11/2020 at 18:38:44
The 120th minute winner brought a tear to my eyes.
4 Posted 29/11/2020 at 18:42:23
If Everton wins just one less, ie, six FA Cup ties, than your other team, we'll be celebrating in May.
If Everton happen to beat Marine on the way to Wembley in front of fans, that'll be a bonus for your second club.
5 Posted 29/11/2020 at 18:49:36
Gutted that the ground was closed today, the clubhouse would be bouncing and I suspect things might have moved on to The Bug next door.
What a day. Watch out, Blues!
6 Posted 29/11/2020 at 18:53:14
The BBC website has a link on their footy page where the winning goal and celebration can be seen. Absolutely delighted for them, hopefully they can get a maximum windfall too.
7 Posted 29/11/2020 at 18:59:56
Sorry, love to see local clubs do well so I guess that's the bitter coming out in me as I seem to recall he invested in them.
8 Posted 29/11/2020 at 20:17:23
Brilliant that, the goalie going the offie to get the ale in! A picture of thousands of Evertonians doing the same at Wembley in May, springs into this eternal optimists brain.
9 Posted 30/11/2020 at 15:58:13
I will start the ball rolling with picking Sheffield Weds.
10 Posted 30/11/2020 at 15:59:42
And I want 2 virtual pints and an obligatory Scotch Egg if I win, to keep it virtually legal.
11 Posted 30/11/2020 at 16:14:26
I've been waiting over 40 years for them both to be in the hat together.
12 Posted 30/11/2020 at 16:17:00
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17 Posted 30/11/2020 at 16:35:14
18 Posted 30/11/2020 at 16:37:17
19 Posted 30/11/2020 at 16:41:58
20 Posted 30/11/2020 at 16:55:19
21 Posted 30/11/2020 at 17:47:40
22 Posted 30/11/2020 at 18:36:25
The last few outings have been a stark reminder of how poor the squad is overall. I know we have made mistakes in the Transfer Market, but just stringing a few passes together is surely not too much to ask???
23 Posted 30/11/2020 at 18:51:10
Peter won't be the only one.
24 Posted 30/11/2020 at 18:55:36
25 Posted 30/11/2020 at 19:06:57
What a day. The sun was shining, generations of locals gathered cheerfully to enjoy the once in a lifetime occasion.
Then, 3,000 Colchester United fans arrived and decided to smash up the whole town.
26 Posted 30/11/2020 at 19:13:55
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29 Posted 30/11/2020 at 19:18:17
30 Posted 30/11/2020 at 19:25:45
31 Posted 30/11/2020 at 19:36:46
Made up for you, mate. a dream tie. Made up for Paul Tran and Paul Ferry and anyone else from that area too.
Enjoy it, guys. Then come back and join the Blue Boys on the march to Wembley.
32 Posted 30/11/2020 at 19:36:57
Rotherham, no problem! 4-1.
I bet Crosby is rocking! Would love to be there and part of it but enjoying it from over here. Barnsley flooding my mind at the moment.
Spurs! The good folk of Jubilee Road will be selling their windows and trees for a small fortune. I might try and get back and catch you in Stamps.
Home to us in the 4th round would be just right!
33 Posted 30/11/2020 at 19:41:34
34 Posted 30/11/2020 at 19:43:15
35 Posted 30/11/2020 at 19:45:47
GET IN MARINE!!!!!!
36 Posted 30/11/2020 at 19:56:06
Great draw for Marine, though I doubt many of the Spurs regular first team will be on view.
37 Posted 30/11/2020 at 20:00:13
I can dream, can't I?
38 Posted 30/11/2020 at 20:05:33
39 Posted 30/11/2020 at 20:10:16
A great draw for Marine – I hope it's televised.
40 Posted 30/11/2020 at 20:10:16
41 Posted 30/11/2020 at 20:18:58
It will be a great day for the people of Crosby but the whole of Merseyside and the rest of the country will be behind Marine that day. I hope you are one of the lucky ones who get in to see this historic, and – I hope at the end – hysterical, day
42 Posted 30/11/2020 at 20:25:24
43 Posted 30/11/2020 at 20:32:22
44 Posted 30/11/2020 at 20:35:40
I remember a fairly easy League Cup win v Rotherham a couple of years back.
My memory told me it was the first time I'd seen Digne start and I thought "We've got a player here."
And Niasse was laugh-out-loud bad. Just did not look like he'd ever played before despite running about all over the place.
Just looked it up and indeed it was 3-1. Strangely Calvert-Lewin's double had slipped from my mind.
A repeat in January will do nicely... then Marine in Round 4.
45 Posted 30/11/2020 at 20:50:10
Decent draw for us. I do actually fancy us for a trophy this season. We are well set.
7th in the league and 2 cup final appearances with a trophy to show for it and European qualification thrown in.
Now I'm just getting nostalgic and wanting history to repeat itself!
46 Posted 30/11/2020 at 21:02:10
We can get back to beating some plucky underdogs in Round 5.🤣
47 Posted 30/11/2020 at 21:11:08
Team to play Rotherham:
48 Posted 30/11/2020 at 21:26:02
I'm personally not in to picking teams anyway as I'm not the manager, but that has to be a record dude, approx 6 weeks before kick-off.
49 Posted 30/11/2020 at 22:04:46
Haha — Tottenham!! What a great reward for them.
Good draw for us (Everton) as well, we really really can't cock that up.
50 Posted 30/11/2020 at 22:21:43
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52 Posted 30/11/2020 at 22:28:00
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54 Posted 30/11/2020 at 22:37:07
55 Posted 30/11/2020 at 23:03:05
Be interesting to see how right I am though!
56 Posted 01/12/2020 at 00:02:20
57 Posted 01/12/2020 at 03:25:20
58 Posted 01/12/2020 at 04:56:45
Full strength, get it done, no dramas. I'd like us to survive beyond January for once.
59 Posted 01/12/2020 at 07:53:44
Hopefully a decent Cup run this year, just hope we can field a full-strength team, but Digne and Coleman will probably miss out in the early rounds.
60 Posted 01/12/2020 at 08:06:52
Ask Joe if there's any spares, can he save one for our good friend, Peter Mills, who's going to put loads of hen's teeth all over the pitch, anything that might disrupt the cockerels!
61 Posted 01/12/2020 at 09:11:18
Ancelotti will be supporting his beloved Crosby's very own as Guest of Honour.
62 Posted 01/12/2020 at 09:17:40
Marine's manager spoke in the immediate aftermath of the draw of 1,600 supporters being allowed in, that would be pretty packed. All being well, Sefton will still be in the new Tier 2 around January 10th, but I can't quite understand how Marine could be allowed 1,600 and Everton only 2,000.
Marine have issued a statement that they will be liaising with the FA, Sefton MBC, Spurs and the various safety authorities. I would imagine discussions will not just be around capacity but logistics. Supporters are only able to access 3 sides of the ground, and entry into the stadium is from one side (College Road) only, so that presents some challenges.
Also, on Sunday, the teams used the 2 lounge bars as changing rooms, something the Spurs lads may not be used to.
Whatever the capacity, and whether I can get in, I desperately hope the game is played at Marine's ground. At one time I guess it would have been transferred to Anfield (in which case, I doubt I would go), but the restrictions on supporter numbers may make that less likely.
Without wanting to go into hyperbole, if the game goes ahead at College Road, it could be one of the greatest occasions the FA Cup has ever seen. It's unknown in the history of this old competition that a team from the eighth tier is playing a team at the top of “the elite”, it's a story the whole world will want to watch. The FA Cup has lost much of its magic, here is a chance to regain it.
If I was an enterprising Mariner official, I'd be contacting the TV companies, seeing if they want to do a fly-on-the-wall documentary of the club over the next 6 weeks until match day. And to follow them into the next round!
63 Posted 01/12/2020 at 09:19:10
Sigurdsson, Delph, and Tosun? They could make the bench for Marine perhaps.
The team has to be a sensible mix of experience and youth with some true leaders on the field. Perfect opportunity for Kenny and Nkounkou but with Keane or Holgate.
Gordon must be given his chance but with either Richarlison or Calvert-Lewin onboard too and Allan as well. No deadwood required.
Will be an interesting weekend. Thrilled to bits for Marine. As a Crosby boy who escaped to Devon, I can relentlessly rib my friends and colleagues who are champagne Spurs supporters.
I do hope they don't have to move the fixture away from College Road. One circumstance where Covid restrictions may actually help.
64 Posted 01/12/2020 at 12:27:07
65 Posted 01/12/2020 at 14:03:43
Everton had the match won and the players kept on passing the ball back to Ted Sagar. It did not take long for Rotherham to up their game so much so that the result was 3–3.
Beware of rampant Rotherham!
66 Posted 01/12/2020 at 15:10:49
67 Posted 01/12/2020 at 17:59:35
68 Posted 01/12/2020 at 18:54:23
Brilliant stuff, Pete. I echo your thanks to Michael K. Nice touch too, Pete, when you "doubt" you would go to Anfield. I suspect your arm might be twisted!!
69 Posted 01/12/2020 at 19:06:40
70 Posted 01/12/2020 at 19:20:50
A nice sunny day, I'd say it was Davie Hickson's first season in the first team. I think he got one of the goals. Tony McNamara also played, might have been his first season in the Blues team.
Coasting along, as you say, 2-0 up and it finished as a draw, our first season in the second division after being relegated the year before.
Hope that's not an omen, relegated in 1951 and next year is 2021, 70 years apart – doesn't time fly when you are enjoying yourself!!!
71 Posted 01/12/2020 at 19:23:22
I don't think I ever knew you'd been stampeded at the gate at the end of that derby. All I remember is Dave Abrahams and myself scooting out and running for my train to Heathrow.
Andy, great idea mate, but Bryson should write that himself, as a sequel to Notes From a Small Island. He could call it Notes From a Really, Really Small Footy Ground.
72 Posted 01/12/2020 at 19:54:06
73 Posted 01/12/2020 at 22:15:16
Just spotted your post. Yes, I've been mates with Joe since I was 16 through my schoolmates Alan Jones, and other Sparra Hall inmates!! All reds unfortunately, but proper football fans all the same.
James got on second half last game so I just hope he gets a chance to play against Kane, Son, and Dele Alli?? One of many top players that I'm sure will be on the pitch at some point.
I'm having a drink with them all tomorrow, Tony, I will ask!!
I will spike his drink for you, Peter!!
74 Posted 01/12/2020 at 23:28:18
Upon his return, Dave made a beeline to Noble and dropped the big man with his own roundhouse punch.
The referee, who missed the first incident, had a full view of the second and sent Dave off to a mighty roar from the faithful.
75 Posted 02/12/2020 at 07:41:37
More importantly, where are you having a bevy? We've got a night out next Friday, and nobody is willing to accept us because of this rule of six. So if youse find a couple of decent boozers, that information would be valuable mate, and pass on my regards to Joe, because it might be “very rough in Sparra” but it doesn't mean it hasn't created loads of genuine people.
You've picked your friends well, Billy, pass on my regards to Joe, tell him abba was asking about him. 👍
76 Posted 02/12/2020 at 16:50:30
Would it not be fantastic if they beat Spurs? I can just see Jose legging it to the Co-Op to buy a few bevvies for his squad! Mind you The Bug is closer!
Neil (63) I'm now in Devon, South Hams in fact. What part were you permitted to settle in?
77 Posted 02/12/2020 at 18:01:10
Can't remember who else played, but used to go with my mates, Barry Lenton, Pete Connaughton and Robbie Parker. The Co-Op used to be a chippy, I think (really hazy memory), had the best chips and gravy ever.
Would love to go back to bang the boards at the College Road end again
78 Posted 02/12/2020 at 18:42:10
Looked like he had some great games for the Mariners. Have you any recollection of him?
79 Posted 02/12/2020 at 18:43:56
It seems Mourinho is talking about sending at least some of the big guns (Kane, Bale, Alli, Son) up to Crosby. I can't wait for some scally in the Jubilee Road terrace/lean-to to trip Son as he goes up the wing...
80 Posted 02/12/2020 at 19:44:16
Paul, 79 – if you Google Barry Lenton, it comes up with a few photos when he won the William Hill Fan of the Year award in 2013. Fantastic that after half a century that he is still there supporting his local club – brilliant
81 Posted 02/12/2020 at 19:59:15
82 Posted 02/12/2020 at 20:17:48
Dave, you are right about the player named Iverson, think his first name may have been Gordon. The manager you are thinking of is Roly Howard.
83 Posted 02/12/2020 at 20:53:25
84 Posted 03/12/2020 at 07:01:53
1. Who has been Everton's longest serving Manager?
2. Who has been Everton's shortest serving Manager?
85 Posted 04/12/2020 at 20:14:38
Guessing the longest serving manager was Harry Catterick and Mike Walker for the shortest, mind you the three month summer break might have saved Walker from the wooden spoon, but I wouldnt be surprised if I was wrong on both of them.
86 Posted 04/12/2020 at 20:20:30
87 Posted 05/12/2020 at 07:26:02
88 Posted 05/12/2020 at 07:33:17
I don't remember Jimmy Gabriel being in charge for a game.
Who was that against and How did it come about ?
89 Posted 05/12/2020 at 07:52:42
Apologies - Unsworth wins as Gabriel then had 7 more games as Manager later...drawn 1 lost 6!
90 Posted 05/12/2020 at 09:13:48
91 Posted 05/12/2020 at 11:04:07
Sorry for the late reply, I had a " lost weekend" wed/thurs !!
Either that or Joe spiked me,
If you would like to recreate a Get Carter / Kes boozer scene may I reccomend the Shakespeare,
To watch the footy I went the Beer engine Hardman st it was superb ( last tier2 in October) and for a great cozy pub for any important business meetings I'd recommend the Cambridge by Abercrombie square.
You might want to call ahead at the Cambridge where the landlady Joanne Devine will advise on social distancing etc!!
Joe speaks highly of you also.
Good look with your get together next week Tony I will leave you with a funny football related story.
James was warming up on the touchline last week for Marine when he heard a voice from somewhere " James!, James"
Looking around to see where this voice is coming from there is a fella up a tree!!
" Alright James I used to play footy with ye arl fella Joey !! Tell him I was asking.
92 Posted 05/12/2020 at 14:40:02
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