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January 30, 2016, 05:47:57 AM
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Carlisle United v Everton
Brunton Park
Sunday 31st January 13:30
FA Cup Fourth Round


Carlisle United's last 5 matches

Carlisle United 0-2 Plymouth
Carlisle United 2-2 Yeovil - FA Cup (Grainger, Ellis)
Barnet 0-0 Carlisle United
Yeovil 1-1 (4-5 Pens) Carlisle United - FA Cup (Sweeney)
Carlisle United 1-1 York City (Kennedy)

Everton's last 5 matches

Everton 2-0 Dagenham and Redbridge - FA Cup (Kone, Mirallas Pen)
Man City 0-0 Everton
Chelsea 3-3 Everton (O.G, Mirallas, Funes Mori)
Everton 1-2 Swansea (O.G)
Man City 3-1 Everton - Capital One Cup (Barkley)

Carlisle United

York City's equaliser in the 87th minute at Brunton Park last weekend means that Carlisle United were held to a 1-1 draw by the side sitting bottom of League Two and they go into this FA Cup tie without a win in any of their last five fixtures (D4, L1), excluding penalty shoot-outs. Carlisle United have the opportunity for a potential giant killing against Everton but the Cumbrians haven't beaten top flight opposition in any of their last 13 attempts (L11 D2), with their last victory over a top flight side coming 30 years ago, in 1986. The two sides have met six times overall with Everton winning all the cup fixtures, including a 3-1 victory in 2010 at Goodison Park in the last meeting between the clubs, but Carlisle United won both of the league fixtures in the 1974-75 Division One. Former Everton striker Hallam Hope is currently on loan from Bury at Brunton Park and he could start in this fixture but the former Toffee only has one goal in eight appearances for the home side so far this season whilst captain and left back Danny Grainger will miss out through injury.


With the exception of throwing away leads in added time then Carlisle United basically seem to be the Everton of League Two. The Cumbrians have kept just four clean sheets in their 25 league matches whilst they've only failed to score in four matches too and have only been involved in one 0-0 draw this season. Given those particular statistics, it's no surprise that Carlisle United matches normally involve goals with Morecambe (3.52) the only side in the division to average more goals per game whilst only four teams have scored more goals. Carlisle United have gained more points from losing positions than any other side in League Two this season with 17 points, though they have fallen behind in 15 of their 25 fixtures and lost just six of those matches. 33 Year-old Jabo Ibehre signed a one year contract for Carlisle United in the summer and the striker has set a personal best of 12 goals in 15 league appearances this season whilst he's scored 14 goals in 20 appearances overall.

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Everton

In what is probably one of the least anticipated matches in recent memory, Everton go into this match against Carlisle United having exited from the Capital One Cup in midweek to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Everton have won just four of their last 14 matches in all competitions and three of those victories came against cup opposition (D6 L4). Only Aston Villa (8') have taken fewer points than Everton (9) in the last 10 Premier League matches yet only Tottenham (17) and Manchester City (18) have scored more goals than the Toffees during that period whilst Norwich (19) and Sunderland (20) are the only sides to have conceded more goals than Everton (18). Romelu Lukaku has gone four matches, though Everton have still scored fives goals in those fixtures and Lukaku has scored in all three of his previous FA Cup matches at Everton.


Everton face lower league opposition for the fifth time this season as they approach this fixture, having won all four of those other matches this season, three of which came away from home. In terms of the FA Cup, Everton have won all of their last eight ties against lower league opposition and have scored 26 goals, conceding just five. The Toffees last defeat to lower league opposition came in the fifth round of the competition with a home defeat to Championship side Reading in 2011. Everton's third round defeat to West Ham on penalties last season was the only time they have failed to reach the fifth round of the tournament in the last five seasons. Roberto Martinez has progressed through the fourth round in three of his five previous attempts, with the two failures coming in replays. Everton have never lost to a team in the fourth tier since it became a professional league in 1958 but they did lose to non-league side Swindon in the quarter finals of the FA Cup in 1912.

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January 30, 2016, 06:13:55 AM
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Didn't we lose to Shrewsbury from league 2 or were they in a different division when Ratcliffe was manager?

January 30, 2016, 06:15:03 AM
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Top preview here mate. Nice, neat, and nifty. :)
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January 30, 2016, 06:17:01 AM
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Didn't we lose to Shrewsbury from league 2 or were they in a different division when Ratcliffe was manager?

Yeah it was Shrewsbury back in the 02/03 season I believe.

January 30, 2016, 06:26:07 AM
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After he drama recently, I'm not too arsed. Would love to see a few fringe players do their thing; Pienaar to roll back the years, Rodriguez to get a 'trick, Holgate to get some time -  but can't see it happening given Martinez will want to make a statement.

January 30, 2016, 07:19:44 AM
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Didn't we lose to Shrewsbury from league 2 or were they in a different division when Ratcliffe was manager?

Yeah, I've got a little bit mixed up there thinking '3' meant third tier on this page http://www.evertonresults.com/giantkillings.htm

Shrewbury finished bottom of the league that season as well, and we think things are grim now!

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January 30, 2016, 07:58:53 AM
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I would still love to see Kieran Dowell get in the squad though it seems unlikely given our improved health and the team from the previous round.

January 30, 2016, 12:59:16 PM
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What times the pitch inspection?
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January 30, 2016, 02:14:13 PM
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Yeah, I've got a little bit mixed up there thinking '3' meant third tier on this page http://www.evertonresults.com/giantkillings.htm

Shrewbury finished bottom of the league that season as well, and we think things are grim now!

Ah but we were 4th at the time when we played them.

Which makes that result worse but the overall situation not as bad ;)

Still think 0-3 at home to Tranmere (who got relegated from League 1) is the worst result ever overall :(

January 30, 2016, 04:01:59 PM
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Worst case scenario question, if we somehow manage to lose this will Martinez be shown the door, or do we still feel it will be a while longer before the board catches up?
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January 30, 2016, 04:07:10 PM
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I really don't think Martinez is anywhere remotely close to being sacked. Which is absolutely ridiculous.

January 30, 2016, 04:37:46 PM
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They have dragons on their club badge, so for that reason, I expect this to be a tough match for us.

Who knows what side we'll put out, but I hope he gives Barry a rest and gives Lukaku and Stones a break.

I'd go something like:

Robles
Coleman Jagielka Mori Baines
Cleverley McCarthy
Lennon Barkley Osman
Kone

January 30, 2016, 05:33:54 PM
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Another defeat to compound an abysmal 7 days for EFC.

January 30, 2016, 07:38:38 PM
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Can't afford any more injuries ,we've got Newcastle on Weds and Stoke on Sat.
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January 30, 2016, 07:45:26 PM
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Worst case scenario question, if we somehow manage to lose this will Martinez be shown the door, or do we still feel it will be a while longer before the board catches up?

It'll be a while longer, if we find ourselves within one or two points of the relegation zone before the last 8 games of the season then yes, I think the board will act.

A Carlisle victory would just be treated as a cup upset which is part of the magic of the FA Cup and all that bullshit.