Leicester tie set for traditional Saturday kick-off

Thursday 8 December 2016  14 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton's FA Cup third round tie against Leicester City has been scheduled for Saturday 7 January at 3pm.

The Blues were paired with the reigning Premier League champions in Monday's draw.

Ticket information for this fixture will be announced by the club in due course.  


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Liam Reilly
1 Posted 08/12/2016 at 17:55:14
Odds on that the usual suspects will be on TV then.

It's like a cartel.

Andy Meighan
3 Posted 08/12/2016 at 19:22:49
Good. I'll be able to enjoy the post mortem afterwards and not worry about having to get up the next day for work.
Joe McMahon
4 Posted 08/12/2016 at 19:51:06
Yeap, Liverpool will be shown live on the BBC, every year it's the same.
Victor Jones
5 Posted 08/12/2016 at 20:58:27
You cannot beat a plain old traditional Saturday 3:00pm kick off. So let's hope that Koeman and the team decide to turn up.

Why has Koeman to turn up? Because, if he decides to treat the FA Cup with the same disdain that he treated the League Cup, then we are out.

Maybe Leicester will be thinking of other competitions. Maybe they might give the players who were stuffed the other night another run out. But would we beat that team? I don't know ...Who knows?

We will probably draw Chelsea away should we beat The Foxes.

Did you ever get the feeling that this is not going to be our season... I have since the Norwich defeat.

Paul Hewitt
6 Posted 08/12/2016 at 22:33:05
No reserve team, Koeman... Let's go for this.
Brian Wilkinson
7 Posted 09/12/2016 at 03:47:18
Prefer to play 3pm Saturday than Friday or Monday night.
Dave Pritchard
8 Posted 09/12/2016 at 12:55:35
Liam @1 Yes, both red teams on TV even though they are home to lower league opposition. Having said that, a good old Saturday 3:00 is good for our fans, especially travelling ones.
Andy Gleaves
10 Posted 09/12/2016 at 14:21:08
You can watch it in my house. Get the fire stick on! Where's the Arteta money?? Merry Xmas... bah humbug!!
Karl Jones
11 Posted 09/12/2016 at 19:54:27
Unbelievable. Just seen the BT Live FA Cup line-up...Liverpool v Newport! Must be a special showing for their fan club paid for by our subscriptions.
Brent Stephens
12 Posted 09/12/2016 at 20:05:46
I get a bit peed off by conspiracy theories about all those vested interests lined up against Everton. But I'm gobsmacked at this one. Liverpool v Newport a top game? Gotta laugh. I mean, Newport, okay (having lived there once!). But the other lot?
Patrick Murphy
13 Posted 09/12/2016 at 20:09:00
It all helps to inflate the Sky/BT chosen one's coffers too, Karl, which is the only reason I even show any concern about the TV football schedule.

I wish Everton could stick two fingers up at the the TV companies and tell them we don't want the cameras at Goodison, but of course Everton FC – along with all the other 'greedy' clubs – have sold their souls to the moguls.

Brent Stephens
14 Posted 09/12/2016 at 22:02:17
Yes, Patrick, we can't be too critical of Sky and BT – we sup with the devil.
David Edwards
15 Posted 10/12/2016 at 21:30:44
After today's performance by both teams, we're not going into the third round with much confidence!

Another barren year of silverware and still another 18-20 points to secure our status! Isn't it great to be an Evertonian at present?
Dean Adams
16 Posted 12/12/2016 at 19:58:34
As long as Newport get a healthy sum for being on TV, I have no problem with this choice. Having seen them go bust many years ago I am glad that they will get some cash injection. Bottom of the league and needing something to cheer.

Next, people will say that they don't deserve to have any legends cos they ain't won the league or the cup!!

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