Blues handed home tie against Norwich

by | 23/09/2015  48 Comments  [Jump to last]
Updated Everton will host Norwich City in the Capital One Cup 4th Round next month following this evening's draw.

Following two away wins in the previous rounds, the Blues gave been rewarded with a home draw against Premier League opposition in the form of the Canaries.

The tie will take place on Tuesday, 27th October with a 7.45pm kick-off.  

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David Hallwood
1 Posted 23/09/2015 at 22:08:42
Norwich at Home......
Colin Glassar
2 Posted 23/09/2015 at 22:16:53
I'll take Norwich although I wanted the Barcodes.
Jack Plant
4 Posted 23/09/2015 at 22:45:57
Glad we have a home tie, decent chance to progress, couln't have asked for much more given the teams left in it.
Gordon Crawford
5 Posted 23/09/2015 at 22:46:31
Great draw for us, I fancy us to get far in this tournament, maybe even win it. On a very sour note, those gits across the park, just scraped through.
Graham Riches
6 Posted 23/09/2015 at 22:52:11
Home tie is always good. Just a shame none of the 'SKY 4' are playing each other.
Brian Garside
7 Posted 23/09/2015 at 23:08:54
I don't expect us to be a televised match. Sheff Wed v Arsenal + Stoke City v Chelsea favourites for that honour I think.

I know that we go to the game but for those of us abroad it´s a big deal.

Anthony Dwyer
8 Posted 24/09/2015 at 00:42:25
Decent draw especially considering the teams left in the competition, but it's a real shame none of the so-called big teams drew each other.

The problem with this competition for us is the two-legged ties; once you draw a Chelsea or Man City at that stage, it can spell trouble, especially as they are taking this tournament very seriously.

That said, you can never guess what may happen next round, or how the Champions League or any injuries may effect teams. On current form, we still have a chance against anyone.

Going off us and onto the RedShite, I can't help but smile a little that they sneaked through, I wouldn't want these yanks pushing the boat out for a new manager whilst Anchelloti and Klopp are sniffing around for a job.

Brian Porter
9 Posted 24/09/2015 at 00:53:49
Can't moan at that, as long as we don't get complacent and think we just have to turn up to win. Norwich are not a bad team but we should be capable of knocking them out and progressing further.
Jamie Crowley
10 Posted 24/09/2015 at 01:16:08
Phenomenal draw.

We need to win this thing.

Abhishek Saha
11 Posted 24/09/2015 at 02:43:35
13 top flight teams in the last 16. Something about this season tells me that everyone wants everything this season. COYB
Jamie Sweet
12 Posted 24/09/2015 at 02:57:53
A potential last 8 of Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool, Southampton, Everton, Leicester.

That is 6 of last season's top 7, plus this years surprise package, plus us.

We really need to see a few giant killings in the next round... starting with Bournemouth!

Mark Andersson
13 Posted 24/09/2015 at 03:00:23
I watched Norwich over the weekend they looked pretty good and have a fight and desire in them, so tricky tie.

If we play to our strengths and the Goodison roar is in full voice then we can win. I wonder if our lovable manager will tinker with team and tactics.

Timothy Sebastian
14 Posted 24/09/2015 at 04:22:59
Getting to the final means us not meeting one of the Sky 4 in the semis. Our record against the monied teams in semis has not always been too good. And with a two-legged semi final, getting past them would be even more difficult.

But getting a Sky 4 team in the final, then I do fancy our chances.

Dave Pritchard
15 Posted 24/09/2015 at 06:53:15
Jamie, 11, on current form, a win for Bournemouth would not be a surprise. Having said that Norwich are on a good run at the moment as well.
Sam Hoare
16 Posted 24/09/2015 at 07:54:30
As others have said, lots of good teams left. Fancy us at home to almost anyone but a two-legged tie will be tough against the likes of Man City.
Colin Glassar
17 Posted 24/09/2015 at 08:03:19
Bloody hell, we have just scraped through to the 4th round and some of you are already worrying about the semi-finals? One step at a time please.
Ben Dyke
18 Posted 24/09/2015 at 08:15:18
Come on, Colin, let folks dream a little... at least until the dreams are shattered by a defeat to Norwich!

ps: Are the ties really two-legged from now on? It's so long since we made the 4th round, I can't remember!

Ian Jones
19 Posted 24/09/2015 at 08:21:35
Colin. I think the heady heights of the 4th round are making some fans a bit giddy... we don't often get that far...

I don't get to many games as I am based in South but I did get to Brentford and Fulham in the cup matches a few years ago. I decided against going to the Reading match and, when I saw we were one down, I thought of those defeats. However, this time assumed we would win. I had the same feeling when 2 down to Barnsley.

Ian Reed
20 Posted 24/09/2015 at 08:47:07
Ben #17 - Only the semis are over 2 legs. The rest are straight shoot-outs.
Craig Walker
21 Posted 24/09/2015 at 09:49:17
Didn't we beat Norwich at Goodison in the FA Cup in '95? As others have said, this competition is going to be tough to win. We could have done with the big boys being drawn against each other. Seems that teams are taking it a bit more seriously this year.

I was a bit gutted that the RS won on penalties again. Rodgers staying there is good for the derby though. We don't want them getting a bounce because they've got a new manager.

I know RM is not perfect but all those people who said we should have got Steve McLaren should be careful what they wish for.

Clive Rogers
22 Posted 24/09/2015 at 09:55:07
Martinez needs to pick a strong team, he's got out of jail twice.
Tony Abrahams
23 Posted 24/09/2015 at 10:26:59
On current form, I don't think many teams would want to play Everton, although I do believe if we are serious about finally winning this cup, then the tinkering must stop now.

The next month will tell us a lot about this present Everton team, and without wanting to get ahead of ourselves, I do believe this could be a good season for us.

The league is where the money is now, but I think in all my years of watching Everton, it's usually the cups that bring the most excitement to the fans.

Who doesn't want to be running round Wembley with the cup?

Peter Mills
24 Posted 24/09/2015 at 10:55:29
Anthony (#7), Straight from the horse's mouth, I was told the other night that Klopp's brother, Klippety, has denied Jurgen has any interest in the Anfield job.
Dean Peamum
25 Posted 24/09/2015 at 11:01:25
Jurgen Klopp? Jurgen Down sounds better.
Sam Morrison
27 Posted 24/09/2015 at 11:56:28
I don't have a good feeling about Norwich at home. They're low-profile enough for the players to not be psyched up, but good enough to beat us. I fear a classic underwhelming performance and feeble effort is in store.
Andrew Ellams
28 Posted 24/09/2015 at 12:07:24
Can't complain when you get to the last 16 of a cup competition and get a home draw were you should be relatively confortable favourites.
Tony Abrahams
29 Posted 24/09/2015 at 12:17:54
Similar to Wigan, three seasons ago, Sam?
Tony J Williams
30 Posted 24/09/2015 at 12:22:11
Balls, that means I am going. I enrolled into the Cup Scheme by mistake. Against Premier League opponents means at least 25 snotters....

Premier League opponents should mean a fairly full strength team by Bobby... hopefully.

Erik Dols
31 Posted 24/09/2015 at 13:08:52
Peter Mills #23. Thanks. Klippity Klopp (straight from the horse's mouth)made me spit my tea on the screen and laugh out loud. My colleagues are looking at me like I am a lunatic.
Victor Jones
32 Posted 24/09/2015 at 14:15:27
Not a bad draw. If we cannot beat Norwich City at Goodison Park, then we will never win anything. Beat the Canaries, last eight, who knows.

But we need to go strong. No tinkering. No resting players (the season has only started). We need to field our strongest eleven. Put this game to bed. No excuses. It is about time we made a proper effort to win this cup. And it is a bloody disgrace that we have not already managed to do so.

Our so-called second string are not up to winning anything. Would you trust them? Cause I don't. And by second string, I mean the older players. Ossie, Pienaar, Hibbert, McGeady.

And I also don't like this three at the back nonsense. With wingers playing as wingbacks. When has that ever worked for Everton? Ditch that set up, pronto.

Let's go strong. A 4-4-2 would suit me. Beat Norwich. Keep the same eleven going in the league. Get Lukaku back scoring. (Although right now, I don't know how). I hope that he can play through his lean spell. His goals can make the difference. And go for Charlie Austin in January. Options, options, options.

I am actually warming to Martinez this season. All it takes is a few wins. Cause it is really all about Everton FC winning football matches. And Gareth Barry is also starting to show some form. When everyone decides to turn up on the same day, I think that we actually have a serious team on our hands.

Jay Harris
33 Posted 24/09/2015 at 14:18:56
Similar to 95... beat Norwich, end up meeting Spurs in the semis, thrash them despite them being huge favourites with the media, and beat Man Utd in the final.

Easy when you dream it.

Victor Jones
34 Posted 24/09/2015 at 14:37:35
Norwich were a wee bit of a bogey team for Everton for a few seasons. I remember watching Holt score against us. But I think that they fielded a second string the other night. Their main aim looks to be Premier League survival. So, as I have already said, if we field a strong team, we should be safely through.

No Thursday night European football this season. So nobody should be tired. So lets give this cup a proper go.

And I never worry about the "Sky Four". Hopefully they cut each other's throats. And we come through under the radar. Believe.

And how about a proper FA Cup run as well this year? Let's rock and roll.

Guy Hastings
35 Posted 24/09/2015 at 16:24:27
Watched Spurs v Arsenal last night. Martin Tyler observed that with Luke Shaw out injured this was a chance for the likes of Keiron Gibbs to stake a place in the England squad as left back. And there was I thinking Leighton Baines was first choice. But, of course, no mention of LB.
Steve Carse
36 Posted 24/09/2015 at 17:11:48
The London media has already written off Baines -- and for that matter Jagielka -- as ever again being first choice England players.
Terry Aylward
37 Posted 24/09/2015 at 18:41:06
I don't care if Everton have no players selected for England, it's where most of the tapping up takes place. Not Jags or Baines, I know, but Barkley, Stones and soon Galloway will be getting earfulls from the Sky Four England players about how much they could be earning and what medals they could be winning. We've seen it all before with Rooney, Lescott, Barmby and others from other clubs.

Everton is the priority, not England.

Patrick Murphy
38 Posted 24/09/2015 at 19:12:56
The Liverpool Echo report that:

"Everton have announced their ticket prices for the Capital One Cup tie against Norwich next month.

And under-16s will be able to watch the game on Tuesday, October 27 (7:45pm kick-off) for only a fiver.

Tickets for season ticket holders are 㾻 for adults and 㾶 for over-65s, while non-season ticket holders can but tickets for 㾾 for adults and 㾹 for over-65s.

Now there's no excuse for Goodison not to be full with Wembley drawing closer..."

A very good idea to try and entice a few more youngsters into Goodison and who knows... it may spawn a few who will become lifetime supporters.

Steve Alderson
39 Posted 24/09/2015 at 21:47:02
Maybe not against Norwich... but we'll fuck it up; we always do.

I've watched us win, lose, draw and what felt like every other possible outcome in this competition for over 40 years and never once believed we would end up the winners.

If we did win it, I would die of shock... but what a way to go.

Ian Riley
40 Posted 24/09/2015 at 22:17:53
Don't worry, Steve (36), I think your life insurance payout is safe! I think my policy covers Everton winning a cup! The League Cup has caused me so many laughs by colleagues over the years.

Norwich next is a bonus just being in the competition! Can we dare to dream winning a cup this season? Time for bed!

Neil Cox
41 Posted 24/09/2015 at 23:14:52
I dream of us winning a cup. I was lucky enough to see the great team of 1984-85 when we won them for fun. Norwich at home is a good tie. Fingers crossed.
Ross Edwards
42 Posted 25/09/2015 at 00:30:58
A perfect draw and a great opportunity to advance to the quarter finals where it's guaranteed that some of the bigger clubs will be put against each other.

As for Liverpool's game with Bournemouth, I can't see Rodgers being in charge for that game because apparently he has 3 games to save his job, Villa, Sion and the Derby.

So potentially we could finish him off like we did to Moyes although obviously I'd love him to get a new 5-year contract!

Terence Leong
43 Posted 25/09/2015 at 03:57:42
It's a very winnable tie; play them with the same mindset that it's a Premier League game.

Of course, it's always good to be fired up knowing that it's one step closer to the cup. However, some players freeze at the big moments. Many players cope by not letting the occasion get to them, but telling themselves that it's another game.

I'm not sure what is the mental strength of our team; I don't think they are that experienced under all kinds of pressure. So the best thing is to take each game at a time. We can take them!

I hope by the time we play the bigger teams in the later rounds, we won't be just an underdog. It's one thing to be under the radar, not given any pressure to succeed; it's another to live up to expectations. That's the mark of champions and winners.

If we want to have that kind of season that we are hoping for, top 4 placement, then by the time the later rounds come on, and we are still in it, we won't be seen as an underdog anymore. We'll be seen as contenders, and here's hoping for cups and top 4 by the end of the season!

Tony J Williams
44 Posted 25/09/2015 at 12:46:31
£15 - I can handle that!
Brian Wilkinson
45 Posted 25/09/2015 at 14:07:55
Whenever we progress to the later stages of either cups, it always seems to be top teams still left in, yet if we go out in the third or fourth round, the other big teams seem to go out as well early doors.

Still, it's a home tie, so no complaints here. The only team we need be worried about is Man City, who played most of their big guns. The others, well we just need to hope we put in a performance to match Norwich and the rest.

Robert Workman
47 Posted 25/09/2015 at 14:59:37
I totally agree Brian. I have thought that for years. When you consider teams like Portsmouth and Cardiff making the FA Cup Final, whereas we ended up against an in-form Chelski. From what I remember it would also have been them when we lost to the redshite in the semi-final. Seems a long time ago since we ended up with Watford!
Geoff Evans
48 Posted 25/09/2015 at 18:59:04
Norwich are nobody's pushover, be careful.
Eric Owen
49 Posted 26/09/2015 at 20:43:12
I watched Norwich today against West Ham. I don't think they are anybody's easy team. A lot of "unknown" players with nothing to loose!

Took 93 minutes for WHU to score the equalizer.

Tom Kelly
50 Posted 26/09/2015 at 22:20:10
This will be tough but at least it is home. Norwich are a decent, pacey side with nothing to loose. I'd love it for us to be at Wembley again. COYB
John Raftery
51 Posted 27/09/2015 at 11:56:59
We lost 1-0 at home to Norwich in this competition in 1973. The team we had beaten in the previous round were... Reading!

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