The Blues will kick off their European campaign at 8.05pm in front of a full house, the first of many expected this coming season.
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1 Posted 24/07/2017 at 15:54:19
2 Posted 24/07/2017 at 15:57:47
3 Posted 24/07/2017 at 16:01:07
4 Posted 24/07/2017 at 16:01:17
5 Posted 24/07/2017 at 16:19:48
Mr Mosh and Ronald, the makings of a great partnership.
6 Posted 24/07/2017 at 16:40:36
I don't recall this happening in previous campaigns so early on.
Should be a great atmosphere and I'm looking forward to it. Should be good for the new players too.
7 Posted 24/07/2017 at 16:52:47
One of the things I have always pondered with Everton fans is: Why the lack of interest in European games?
Thu 12 Mar 2015 Dynamo Kyiv (H) 26,150
Thu 26 Feb 2015 BSC Young Boys (H) 25,058
Thu 11 Dec 2014 FK Krasnodar (H) 20,260
Thu 6 Nov 2014 LOSC Lille (H) 28,844
Thu 18 Sep 2015 VfL Wolfsburg (H) 29,593
Finally, Blues are saying Yes in the biggest way possible, and filling Goodison Park for this vitally important game against effectively unknown opponents. A tremendous backing where it matters for Koeman and his new signings!!!
8 Posted 24/07/2017 at 16:56:41
Moshiri and Koeman have shown that they are go-getters and this sell out against a no-name team is indicative of the new found optimism.
All we can do now is wait and see what happens on the field.
9 Posted 24/07/2017 at 16:57:36
We could not break the 30,000 barrier for the games you mention, all group games as well. To sell out a qualifier 4 days before the game is a sign of the times.
10 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:01:14
Surely this thread can't receive negative opinions!
Look forward to a great atmosphere under the floodlights.
11 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:01:26
Probably should add: "Rooney, Rooney, Rooney!"
12 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:05:10
Hope this helps.
13 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:05:21
Uncle Bill is doing his bit.
Currently showing interest in an Argentina star.
14 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:05:41
Not only the sleeping giant that is Everton FC awakening, but also it would appear, its fan base.
With this level of interest and support in a game of this nature, against opposition I am sure the vast majority of Blues had never even heard of barely a week ago, once a shiny new stadium is finally built, I don't think there will be any trouble filling it, whatever the capacity.
Interesting times we live in.
15 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:07:57
Further mid week evening games may not sell out as a fair number of supporters do travel and find it hard to do so on midweek evenings.
16 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:27:04
I am very confident playing results will have us in a much better frame of mind than in previous years and we will be well worth watching from now on.
17 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:27:58
That's great news, thought there'd be 20k tops.
18 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:29:05
19 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:37:07
By the way, they were still selling tickets at around 4:30pm, my grandson bought one on line then.
20 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:46:20
21 Posted 24/07/2017 at 17:59:28
22 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:02:29
Off topic I know, but I just read Goodison Park is to host a charity game for the Brave Bradley fund. Proud to be Blue!
23 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:09:31
24 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:12:23
25 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:14:09
I' d love to be there on Tuesday but I sense a great night with great atmosphere. The worst thing would be a struggle against a stubborn defence but I'm positive.
26 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:15:07
27 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:17:31
28 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:18:58
That's me, Martin. Much maligned on TW. I made it all happen through my decades of support and gate-money, starting from my Boys Pen days.
29 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:20:54
30 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:26:14
Let's also all praise the banks that received massive bailouts that saved their asses, because that makes sense.
31 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:26:26
Hope that's well attended...
32 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:27:11
Looking forward to it, and so are Spoons who will be receiving my Guinness business before and after the game!
33 Posted 24/07/2017 at 18:31:42
34 Posted 24/07/2017 at 19:01:36
35 Posted 24/07/2017 at 19:03:18
That and the fact all we've had for the last few weeks is the wife going on and on and on and on and on... and no footy.
36 Posted 24/07/2017 at 19:09:34
37 Posted 24/07/2017 at 19:21:52
Anyway, the fairy tale ending is that it all works starting Thursday.
38 Posted 24/07/2017 at 20:16:32
I posted shortly after Moshiri bought into Everton that, reluctant as some may be to do so, that if the new majority shareholder delivered on his vision for the club, then Kenwright would merit praise for (finally!) finding the right primary owner.
It's taken 18 months, but this summer's transfer dealings and the initiatives taken on the stadium front is clear evidence (for this poster, at least) that Moshiri is the real deal.
Like many on TW I'm sure, I also have a good memory. I recall scores and scores and scres of pompous, scorn-filled, illogical, ill-thought out and groundless claims posted by you in defence of Kenwright, over many years.
You stated as fact, not opinion, such unsupported claims as:
● Everton has been a club in decline for 50 years (that embraced our cup winning and league champion years of the 60s, 70s and 80s at the time of your claim)
● That Everton could never expect to compete with the elite group that only emerged in the PL era, conveniently ignoring we were the superiors or at worst equals of those clubs when the PL was founded
● Nobody was buying football clubs any more
● That Everton could never attract the funding or investment to build a new stadium
● That Everton could never attract high-paying sponsors
Etc, etc, etc.
Many patiently engaged with you, challenging your perceptions, with carefully constructed counter-arguments and real world examples disproving your claims.
Time and time again even though many times you were presented with the same you would ask for hard proof of the counters put to you.
You, when asked to provide hard proof in support of your own claims, were totally unable to offer the same degree of 'proof' you demanded of others.
Why you should throw Kenwright's name into the mix on this particular thread, I can only guess. Whatever.
But I would suggest, Martin, every single one of your claims put up in defence of Kenwright over many years has been completely blown out of the water.
On the subject of the commercial potential of Everton FC and that the stewardship of Kenwright was 'the best we could hope for' you have been proven radically wrong. You could possibly garner a slither of respect if you were humble enough to admit it.
39 Posted 24/07/2017 at 20:26:53
40 Posted 24/07/2017 at 20:28:40
41 Posted 24/07/2017 at 20:51:49
Jay (#38) Take a bow, I hope you can hear my applause.
42 Posted 24/07/2017 at 21:07:56
43 Posted 24/07/2017 at 21:09:41
That was then, this is now but what I would suggest is that cooler heads recall the University College Dublin result way back when. Let's get through this leg and then dream on.
44 Posted 24/07/2017 at 21:35:41
Well said, sir and spot on.
I can't believe Martin would mention the World's Greatest Evertonian after Moshiri stepped in as it disproved everything he posted for long enough on here.
Martin, sometimes it's best to say nowt!!
45 Posted 24/07/2017 at 21:52:45
Let's just get on board for Thursday and hopefully a long and fruitful journey of European nights.
Let's hope all the new players get a special Goodison evening kock-off welcome too.
46 Posted 24/07/2017 at 22:04:48
47 Posted 24/07/2017 at 22:19:13
48 Posted 24/07/2017 at 22:26:02
ickets are normally priced at 4 for home support and 5 for away supporters but what we are gonna pay is anyone's guess.
Stadium info can be found in English here :
49 Posted 24/07/2017 at 22:31:43
50 Posted 24/07/2017 at 22:39:26
51 Posted 24/07/2017 at 22:50:56
Fixed your typo, Duke 👍
52 Posted 25/07/2017 at 02:43:01
We are entering a whole new era in terms of football crowds generally and Everton in particular.
53 Posted 25/07/2017 at 04:18:37
(1) He took over from Johnson (who was a total disaster);
(2) He got his first management appointment dead right Moyes, ideal for us at the time, and gave us 11 years of respectability. Even Martinez wasn't a total disaster (worst placing was 11th);
(3) it looks like he's found the right successor in Moshiri (compared to the awful owners that have since all but destroyed other clubs like Villa, Portsmouth, Sunderland, Newcastle, Hull, Leeds, Fulham, Man City (pre-oil), etc.)
I'm only jumping in because some of the comments vs Martin Mason seem a bit unfair to me.
54 Posted 25/07/2017 at 11:34:56
55 Posted 25/07/2017 at 11:57:40
56 Posted 25/07/2017 at 18:02:17
Paddock 3 Row 8
57 Posted 25/07/2017 at 22:30:12
Fans who would go the games are suddenly getting the chance of a great value ticket for their child. If they keep these prices for the early rounds and also the early rounds of the domestic cups, we will also see an increase on those attendances as well.
Everton have got it spot on with the pricing and in doing so adding new fans attending Goodison Park. This will bode well for our new stadium, attract new attenders, now rather than after the new stadium build. Win-win for everyone.
58 Posted 25/07/2017 at 23:40:27
I made sure I was on the phone last Friday morning getting me and my daughter a ticket, first competitive match of the season with so many newcomers.
Puzzled how you thought no-one would be there, when it's already hard enough to get to a Premier League game with so many season tickets sold. Hope you manage to get a ticket off someone.
59 Posted 26/07/2017 at 19:15:57
I travel over via M57, then past Stonecross and park by the junction with Queens Drive. Last few games of last season saw major roadworks causing some delays and angst. Anyone able to let me know if they are finished ?
If not, I will do the alternative of going to the end of the M62 and down Queens Drive.
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