View: Everton must capitalise on positive fourth round draw v Brentford
Everton have drawn Brentford at Goodison Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
The Blues narrowly edged past Championship side Hull City on Saturday (January 8). Andros Townsend’s extra time rocket was enough to see the Rafa Benitez side win 3-2 at the MKM Stadium.
Being drawn against Premier League opposition is disappointing for the Toffees, especially with as many as 18 lower division sides still in the draw.
However, Everton will have their targets firmly set on the next round of the competition with more than enough firepower to get past the Bees on the weekend of February 5.
Overall, this is a good draw for the Blues. They have managed to avoid the supposed big boys left in the competition giving them a great opportunity to reach the next round.
1995 – The last time Everton won a trophy, which is beyond embarrassing for Evertonians.
This squad has more than enough quality in terms of the players, facilities as well as the manager. They have to utilise this and give everything in their power to win a trophy in the next few years at least.
Coincidentally the Blues last piece of silverware was the FA Cup which 27 years later is their best chance of silverware this season.
There is no way Everton will find themselves relegated at the end of the season. Yes, they have had a tough start but this manager, their current squad and any more potential signings is more than enough quality to get them out of the rut the Blues find themselves in.
The Toffees league standings are important but delivering a trophy to the Everton fans would end years of starvation at the club and could be the catalyst the club needs to return to its former glory.
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