Blues will face Sunderland in the Carabao Cup

Thursday 24 August 2017  40 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton have been drawn at home against Sunderland in the third round of the League Cup this morning.

The draw, which — controversially — took place in China in the early hours, set up a meeting between the Blues and, potentially, a number of ex-Everton players.

The likes of Bryan Oviedo, Darron Gibson, James Vaughan and Aiden McGeady are all now plying their trade with the Black Cats and will no doubt be looking forward to playing on their old stomping ground again.

The tie will take place on Tuesday 19th September at 7:45pm.  


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James Watts
1 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:06:03
Cool. Least we should make it though to round 4 this year.
Ian Jones
2 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:12:36
Well, with the 2 clubs on-going connection with Bradley Lowery, did we expect anything else!
Liam Reilly
3 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:15:16
Entering this competition at round 3 means 5 consecutive victories wins the trophy.

No excuses, first team every time and try to get some silverware.

Michael Penley
4 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:23:29
What is the Caribao Cup? Do you win a moose if you win the final?
Ian Jones
5 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:46:12
Wish I could claim this as my own...taken off the BBC website comments section with regards the draw taking place in China.

' I thought brexit was meant to stop things like this from happening. We need to take back control of our cup draws.'


Mark Rankin
6 Posted 24/08/2017 at 06:46:48
Brilliant Everton v Everton
Anthony Hughes
7 Posted 24/08/2017 at 07:27:12
4th round here we come
Lenny Kingman
8 Posted 24/08/2017 at 07:28:47
James Vaughan still going? Seems so long since his horrible injuries. Kudos to the lad, a star in the making at the time, but still continuing to flicker.
Stephen Davies
9 Posted 24/08/2017 at 08:07:01
Could make for an interesting tie, I wonder how many of their team will have worn our shirts in the past.
John Raftery
10 Posted 24/08/2017 at 08:16:09
Surely we will want to push this back to Wednesday 20th. Hopefully we have a Europa game on Thursday 14th and we play Man Utd away on Sunday 17th. Three games in five days would be ridiculous.

Anyway it is a lovely day here in Split. Any travelling supporters are well outnumbered by the hordes of tourists.

Colin Gee
11 Posted 24/08/2017 at 08:20:35
Just posted something similar in another thread John, more tourists than blues about!
Vijay Nair
12 Posted 24/08/2017 at 08:29:10
Will Galloway and Browning be allowed to play against their parent team I wonder
James Watts
13 Posted 24/08/2017 at 08:33:18
From the ever reliable (?) Wiki Vijay.

"In the Premier League, players on loan are not permitted to play against the team which holds their registration (section 7.2 of rule M.6). Loanees are, however, allowed to play against their 'owning' clubs in cup competitions, unless they have played for their owning club in that cup during that season."

So yes, they could play against us.

Tim Sharpe
14 Posted 24/08/2017 at 09:35:15
Would we not have to give permission for the loanees to play against us?
Colin Glassar
15 Posted 24/08/2017 at 09:55:45
A stupid name for a stupid cup. What the hell is a Carabao anyway? Sounds like an African tree or something.

And why were they doing the draw in China? Either call it the league cup or just abandon it for the waste of time it is.

Vijay Nair
18 Posted 24/08/2017 at 10:04:17
Colin (15), it's a Thai energy drink brand apparently...and carabao is the Thai word for buffalo
Daniel Lim
19 Posted 24/08/2017 at 10:08:46
Not sure if it has anything to do with the giant e-commerce group in China, Alibaba, Colin.
Some of Alibaba operations/line of business with names end with "bao", which means treasure in the Chinese language.

Edit: Vijay above me is probably right.

James Watts
20 Posted 24/08/2017 at 10:10:42
Tim #14. I would imagine that would have already been stipulated in the loan agreement when it was signed. Whether that is a yes or no, I have no clue. Personally, I would not have an issue if they play against us as they are very unlikely to return early and even less likely to be playing for us this season in this cup. And the more competitive game time they get, the better.
Eric Myles
21 Posted 24/08/2017 at 10:47:47
Vijay #18, the Thai word for Buffalo is kwai, the Filipino word for buffalo is carabou.

But you are right about it being a Thai energy drink but it was named after the company founder and leader of the popular rock band who's symbol is a buffalo scull.

Garry Corgan
22 Posted 24/08/2017 at 12:00:18
Nice draw. I'd totally back cancelling the upcoming celebrity match (Katie Price, Olly Murs, Shayne Ward, really?) and redesignating this game as the Bradley Lowery Charity Match instead. I'm sure he'll be fully honoured either way.
Dennis Stevens
24 Posted 24/08/2017 at 12:38:58
"Three games in five days would be ridiculous." Maybe so, John, but the quoted schedule would be three matches over six days. However, you're quite correct that an extra day would be handy.
Anto Byrne
25 Posted 24/08/2017 at 12:52:15
We have Stekelenburg and our fringe players who should be enough for Sunderland.
Tony Marsh
26 Posted 24/08/2017 at 13:48:01
So Carabao is the Chang of energy drinks? Good luck with that!! Why is this daft tournament still be played in this day and age? Why don't the Premier League teams gang up and pull out of it? Especially the Clubs involved in Europe. Don't know which is the more pathetic the Carabao or the Europa League? The League Cup has been a jinx for us for as long as I can remember. I don't like it one bit.
Victor Jones
27 Posted 24/08/2017 at 14:39:31
I wouldn't mind in my life time seelng Everton win the League Cup. That is after all what this cup is. It's a crying shame that we have not managed to win this cup. I've maybe twenty years, maybe a little bit more left on this mortal coil. That's about twenty years for Everton to win this cup so let's give this competition a real rattle. Let's win the damn thing.

Sunderland are not great. Surely we can put them away at the first time of asking. Or is Koeman going to rotate...rotate...rotate until we don't know what direction we are going?

We can easily beat Sunderland. And we can give this competition a proper go. Why not.

And one advantage ( positive) for this season is that our squad is stronger. So Koeman has no deadwood to call on. Every player should be up to the challenge. Let's hope that Koeman's tactics are also up to the challenge. COYBs...

Tim Greeley
29 Posted 24/08/2017 at 16:16:00
Funny that "carabao" means buffalo in whatever language you all agree on, as the word "caribou" means reindeer in Canadian.

No matter what - expect Gibbo to be well fueled for this one, Ovideo to have a sick new hairdo for this one and McGeady to wear brown cleats for this one. Glad it's at home but that didn't stop Leicester from knocking us out last year.

David Pearl
30 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:06:03
Tim, do Canadians have their own language now? I thought they only spoke American.

Gibbo will be injured, Oviedo will come off injured, McGeady will twist himself and get stuck on the corner flag, Vaughan will score an own goal. And Moysie wil be presented to the crowd at half-time... just so we can show him our mutual love.

Mike Allison
31 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:11:58
A Thursday-Sunday-Tuesday run of fixtures will be absurd and probably result in 11 changes between Sunday and Tuesday. So much for first team all the way. Incidentally, I don't really believe in that anyway, if your fringe players are good enough they should be a better choice than flogging your 'first 11' as they should be more motivated for a lower prestige fixture because they should be trying to prove their worth.
Will Mabon
32 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:32:49
First the draw in Asia, next will be a final there, too. After that, who knows what. Everything's for sale.

Garry @ 22 - I agree with you. I thought at the time, a match with Sunderland would be more fitting. I could imagine that the club would be very limited in what they can do since it's an actual competition. Only state sanctioned "Messages" are usually piggy-backed onto sport.

I'd like to be wrong, but either way, I think both sets of fans will acknowledge Bradley in their way.

Ray Roche
33 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:38:28
Will Mabon#32

"Everything's for sale."
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My arse isn't.

Brian Williams
34 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:40:30
For hire Ray? ;-)
Ray Roche
35 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:57:00
Brian, don't even think about it...
Neil Thomas
36 Posted 24/08/2017 at 17:59:05
Everton vs Everton rejects. But I would like Ronald Koeman to take this seriously; any cup would be great considering it's been a wait since 1995!
Will Mabon
37 Posted 24/08/2017 at 18:10:17
Ray, Brian - get a room.
Kevin Prytherch
38 Posted 24/08/2017 at 18:17:34
Tony...

The League Cup got us into Europe this year...

The Europa League got Man Utd into the Champions League...

They have a purpose as long as you win them.

Jeff Armstrong
39 Posted 24/08/2017 at 18:30:52
Colin, it's not a stupid cup, it's one of only four competitions that we are entered into that might give us a sniff of silverware, a trip to Wembley and European qualification.

Plus we've never won it before – not even in it's guise as the Milk Cup, Rumbelows Cup, Carling Cup or any other "stupid"n ames down the years.

Brian Williams
40 Posted 24/08/2017 at 19:49:50
Will (#37).

'Ow do yer know we haven't already????

Brian Williams
41 Posted 24/08/2017 at 19:51:43
Hope there's a huge chorus of "one Bradley Lowery" by the whole stadium, and the minutes applause on 5 minutes too.
Mark Andersson
42 Posted 24/08/2017 at 00:29:01
Banna skin cup keeps the moaners happy..
Bet ya we meet the shite at some stage during any cup run..

David Currie
43 Posted 28/08/2017 at 03:01:02
3 center backs, 2 defensive wing backs, 2 holding center mids in front of the 3 cb and hope we win 1-0 and get through.
Geoff Evans
44 Posted 31/08/2017 at 14:30:22
If we avoid anyone in the top six we could win this, if not, end of.

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