Friday 7 January 2022
20:00 Swindon Town v Man City on ITV
Saturday 8 January 2022
12:45 Millwall v Crystal Palace on ITV
17:30 Chelsea v Chesterfield BBC iPlayer
17:30 Hull City v Everton BBC One
17:30 Swansea City v Southampton BBC One Wales
17:45 Yeovil Town v AFC Bournemouth on BBC iPlayer
Sunday 9 January 2022
14:00 Cardiff City v Preston North End on S4C
14:00 West Ham Utd v Leeds Utd on ITV
17:10 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal on ITV
Monday 10 January 2022
19:55 Man Utd v Aston Villa on BBC One
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1 Posted 07/01/2022 at 20:48:41
2 Posted 08/01/2022 at 13:05:04
3 Posted 08/01/2022 at 16:54:51
A tremendous performance by the League One side and some fantastic saves by their goalie.
4 Posted 08/01/2022 at 23:54:52
They only had 8 first teamers available against Watford. If that's what their youngsters can do, we really should wait for their full squad to be available, we'll have a better chance to get something out the game.
5 Posted 08/01/2022 at 00:01:14
A lot of their players have fairly long(-ish)-term injuries, so does this mean they will want every game called off until all their players are fit again?
6 Posted 09/01/2022 at 14:33:31
7 Posted 09/01/2022 at 14:34:50
8 Posted 09/01/2022 at 14:52:40
9 Posted 09/01/2022 at 14:52:40
10 Posted 09/01/2022 at 14:56:56
11 Posted 09/01/2022 at 15:01:10
12 Posted 09/01/2022 at 15:06:58
Penalty? The ball didn't even touch the lad's hand but ref gave it anyway, bent.
13 Posted 09/01/2022 at 15:35:48
14 Posted 09/01/2022 at 15:40:15
15 Posted 09/01/2022 at 15:43:14
16 Posted 09/01/2022 at 15:43:26
17 Posted 09/01/2022 at 15:54:04
18 Posted 09/01/2022 at 15:58:11
19 Posted 09/01/2022 at 16:00:26
20 Posted 09/01/2022 at 16:17:06
21 Posted 09/01/2022 at 16:29:56
No fans are allowed at any sporting events played in Wales due to Covid. Chester City are stuck on the boundary between England and Wales, and not sure how much of their ground is in England or Wales. Maybe they could allow fans in the English part of their stadium!
22 Posted 09/01/2022 at 16:33:18
I was going to post the same thing until I found out that the FA had warned clubs that Premier League rules, with regard to postponements, didn't apply to the FA Cup and clubs would be expected to play their tie even if it meant fielding some youth players.
23 Posted 09/01/2022 at 16:56:01
24 Posted 09/01/2022 at 17:39:28
26 Posted 09/01/2022 at 17:43:42
27 Posted 09/01/2022 at 17:48:52
But I still wish I could read the numbers.
Elba played Mandela, right?
28 Posted 09/01/2022 at 18:49:03
29 Posted 09/01/2022 at 18:52:09
30 Posted 09/01/2022 at 18:54:21
31 Posted 09/01/2022 at 19:00:08
32 Posted 09/01/2022 at 19:03:23
Imagine being knocked out by a mid-table Championship club. Makes our result look a bit better, eh?
Jeff #31, yes, he's been impressive. Obscure player on loan from Boro, but looks like he has a future.
33 Posted 09/01/2022 at 19:12:05
34 Posted 09/01/2022 at 19:15:18
That Djed Spence of Forest looks some player!! I thought the Swindon right back looked good against City the other night too.
35 Posted 09/01/2022 at 19:22:30
Good to see Arsenal go out. Not easy to win away at a well motivated Championship side.
I would like to see us look more accomplished in possession though.
36 Posted 10/01/2022 at 17:16:57
37 Posted 10/01/2022 at 20:25:40
38 Posted 10/01/2022 at 20:28:13
39 Posted 10/01/2022 at 20:55:35
They have so much movement going forward, players that know what their doing, accomplished players.
We badly need that Norwich game to go ahead this weekend, we need to win even more badly.
40 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:11:09
41 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:12:47
42 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:13:00
43 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:14:57
Oliver is looking directly at the incident and gives nothing…bent.
44 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:17:17
45 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:17:25
46 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:29:16
47 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:36:47
48 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:43:15
49 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:46:51
50 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:53:41
51 Posted 10/01/2022 at 21:58:26
52 Posted 10/01/2022 at 22:03:32
53 Posted 10/01/2022 at 22:08:40
I love watching teams make the pitch big, when they are in possession, and thats why Im worried about Everton, because we are making the pitch big for our opponents, when out of possession, and if we dont stop doing this, we are going to be in big trouble.
Id sooner see three centre midfielders, rather than three central defenders, but using either tactic, Benitez has got to make us more compact immediately imo, to stop us constantly being overrun.
54 Posted 10/01/2022 at 23:05:39
No way should that goal be disallowed, not with the benefit (yes benefit) of having video technology to assist. Poor officials once more whether on the pitch or looking at a monitor. Shitting out of making a decision.
Shaw shouldn't have been on the pitch and Man Utd got out of jail with bookings overall in my opinion. At one point in the space of about 5 minutes, the amount of persistent fouling that went on down Villa's right / United's left that went mostly unpunished was ridiculous.
My wife asked me about Digne Tony as they think they have a good left back in Target. They do. The difference is the way Gerard wants them to play. They are pressing higher and winning the ball further up the pitch. Target is a good old fashioned British defensive-minded left-back.
Digne will suit the more forward-thinking, attacking style their manager wants. Digne will be a good supply chain for the likes of Watkins. I said elsewhere, he's missed Calvert-Lewin and having something to aim for with his delivery.
55 Posted 10/01/2022 at 23:14:34
Great take, Danny, and I totally agree mate. +1
56 Posted 11/01/2022 at 07:20:32
The chance Watkins hit the bar with, no way Calvert-Lewin would have the footwork to produce that opportunity.
57 Posted 11/01/2022 at 07:47:46
I don't know the comparative ages of Calvert-Lewin and Watkins, but Dominic surely must have a better goal scoring record than the Villa guy. I appreciate that Watkins is more skilful, but why do we always tend to denigrate our own players, even the more reliable ones?
Obviously given our form in the last 12 months there are many teams with many players who are better than ours and we're stuck with most of our current squad for the foreseeable future.
I don't see the point in constantly wishing it was different or that players from other clubs, or in some cases the entire outfits of other clubs should be at Everton instead of the players that are actually contracted to play for Everton.
58 Posted 11/01/2022 at 08:40:16
Shearer mentions that there should not be VAR at some grounds and not others – fair enough. He then goes on to say that there were two penalties missed there and Hull got dumped out of the Cup.
He was at that game and it was just the other day, and he has seemingly forgotten that Everton should have had 2 penalties, not Hull. Very odd.
59 Posted 11/01/2022 at 08:49:08
Then again, not surprised at all!
60 Posted 11/01/2022 at 09:03:52
61 Posted 11/01/2022 at 10:10:21
There is no doubt that Gerrard so far has had an effect on the way Villa play, no sitting back against a so called bigger club. His team attacked at every opportunity, just like Arteta at Arsenal the young managers today want to get their teams playing front foot attacking football.
62 Posted 11/01/2022 at 10:18:37
63 Posted 11/01/2022 at 10:27:44
Shearer made an obvious point about VAR but yes as on Saturday hes obviously still disappointed that we progressed rather than Hull. I might be wrong but didnt he get a serious injury against us in a pre season friendly at Goodison?
64 Posted 11/01/2022 at 10:30:26
65 Posted 11/01/2022 at 11:46:54
66 Posted 11/01/2022 at 12:26:57
67 Posted 11/01/2022 at 12:54:39
If I remember rightly, Shearers injury at Goodison was during a sort of mini tournament.
I'm probably wrong, but I think it happened whilst he was playing against Ajax.
68 Posted 11/01/2022 at 13:15:11
They're not sure why we reacted the way we did as they've never had a problem with us.
Might be a contributing factor for Shearer given ultimately he's a supporter.
69 Posted 11/01/2022 at 13:45:09
Everton and Newcastle didn't play each other during the tournament.
70 Posted 11/01/2022 at 14:52:58
71 Posted 11/01/2022 at 19:42:42
Now we might well have wasted it but the owner was the one responsible for wasting it, in his choice of managers and players. I'm sure the amount has increased with each pundit's utterance.
Shearer is so good at stating the obvious in such a dead-pan way. He tries to look earnest but just makes Danny Murphy seem really bubbly and amusing.
72 Posted 11/01/2022 at 19:47:20
73 Posted 12/01/2022 at 10:53:58
This follows Shearer's similar claims, did I miss something, did Hull have a couple of dodgy decisions go against them last Saturday? I know that Everton did have a couple of legitimate claims for the award of penalites, but did Hull City too?
If they didn't, it says a lot for the whole media circus when because one pundit says something, it is parrotted by other pundits without them checking the validity of the claims.
74 Posted 12/01/2022 at 10:58:19
You didnt miss anything, it was definitely the other way around.
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