Everton Should Be Aiming For FA Cup Triumph!

It’s been twenty-four years since Everton last won The FA Cup.

In 1995, The Toffees were victorious over Manchester United to secure their fifth FA Cup final. They last made a final appearance back in 2009, losing narrowly to Chelsea.

For a club of Everton’s stature their recent lack of silverware of any kind isn’t good enough.

While they do have legitimate excuses in other teams having more cash to spend on improving their side, the Merseyside club have spent big in recent transfer windows due to the arrival of new owner Farad Moshiri.

Big name buys like Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Yerry Mina and Jordan Pickford (as well as others) have arrived at Goodison for big fees.

Everton also pushed the boat out to bring in new manager Marco Silva

In the Premier League, The Toffees have been pretty inconsistent this term hence why they’re currently lying in eleventh place in the top flight table.

Maybe just maybe Silva and his men should use The FA Cup as a springboard to get their project back on track.

The club as a whole; the hierarchy, the manager, the squad and the fans need to taste victory again. A successful run the FA Cup could help the team’s confidence which in turn could then impact on their league form. It would also lead to a place in next season’s Europa League, which in turn makes the club a more exciting prospect for potential new recruits.

In essence, it could galvanise the whole club!

Today they’re up against Championship side Millwall.

The fifth round will already be minus Arsenal and Liverpool.

Manchester City are challenging for the title and have Champions League ambitions. While Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and a resurgent Manchester United are all battling it out for a top four place. 

So it could be an ideal time for Everton to prioritise the FA Cup with other sides distracted by other tournaments. 

I know some foreign managers don’t buy into the romance of England’s top domestic cup competition but it still excites the fans and it could be a real platform for everyone at Everton and a win for Marco Silva would make the coach an instant hero at Goodison. 

First things first, they need to knockout Millwall and get themselves into the hat for the next round!

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