Everton v Arsenal tonight 8 November, 2006Posted by lasagnechef in Cup Games, Transfers.
There were alot of shocks in the Carling Cup last night: Charlton narrow beat Chesterfield on penalties, Watford lost to Newcastle in sudden death penalties, and it was Southend 1 Man Utd 0! Haha! Get in! Tonight it’s Birmingham v Liverpool, Chelsea v Aston Villa, Everton v Arsenal and Tottenham v Port Vale. The Arsenal game isn’t on TV tonight and you’ll be pretty lucky to find it on the radio, I guess it’ll have to be Sky Sports News then tonight.
I think the team will be pretty similar to the team that played West Brom; bearing on mind we’ve got the red scoucers on Sunday we won’t play our best players. Hopefully we win; I’d like us to do well in this competition. We haven’t been doing well recently but it’ll be a different looking side tonight full of hungry youngsters looking to impress. I think we are perfectly capable of beating them even though our 1st team drew with them at home.
Ugly mug Phil Neville has hit out at reports Everton played negative football last time round and insists the negativity came from Arsenal or something? Did he not see us non-stop attacking while his team we trying to time waste? Here’s what he said anyway:
“The only negativity about us after the Arsenal game came from within the Arsenal camp. I have played against teams before who put men behind the ball and play counter-attack football. You have to play that way if you want to get any joy playing at the Emirates Stadium. You can’t go out and play 4-2-4 and be gung-ho because Arsenal are a great team, a great passing team. They can pass great teams off the park so we had to make sure we gave them no space. Maybe a little bit more respect should have been paid to us.”
Whatever mate. Everton will field their strongest line-up tonight, as this is a competition no doubt on David Moyes’ wish list. If you find a way of following the game, either on some strange TV channel or on the radio, let us know on the comments, I will too if I find out how. Of course there’s Arsenal TV Online, but I don’t have that.
Not much news today, only a link with Pele. Match Report to follow, see you then