The club get a lot of very legitimate criticism for their failures in ticketing and general organisation surrounding matches, but I think it's worth giving them a thumbs up for their arrangements in Holland yesterday.
Not travelling with the Thomas Cook arranged official party, but having flown into Amsterdam and headed up to Alkmaar, I was fully expecting to make my way to and from the ground under my own steam, via taxi or similar. So it was great to see very visible Everton stewards at Alkmaar station, directing fans to the waiting coaches that'd been laid on for fans holding match tickets. To be dropped right outside the entrance of the ground, and then picked up after the match for a quick exit and smooth journey back to Amsterdam Central station, all at no charge and available to all fans with tickets, was a real bonus. In fact it was efficiency all round from Everton on and off the pitch in my experience, with the clueless stewards being the Alkmaar ones at the stadium.
Helped make the whole travel experience stress-free and left fans able to enjoy another excellent performance on the pitch.
Robin Cannon, Posted 21/12/2007 at 14:28:51
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1 Posted 21/12/2007 at 16:33:27
2 Posted 21/12/2007 at 16:57:52
3 Posted 21/12/2007 at 17:07:51
Well done to everyone involved and once again, a mention for our superb fans who have not only traveled in their thousands but behaved impeccably throughout; let’s see this continue too.
4 Posted 21/12/2007 at 17:37:57
5 Posted 21/12/2007 at 18:04:07
6 Posted 21/12/2007 at 18:09:29
7 Posted 21/12/2007 at 21:00:52
It was sung just to keep us warm !
8 Posted 22/12/2007 at 08:46:10
Respect goes out to all the blues who I saw before the game and in the evening at centraal - you truly do your team, fellow fans and club proud.
9 Posted 22/12/2007 at 21:10:14
?I?ve never felt more like singing the Blues when Everton win and Liverpool lose, oh Everton, you got me singing the Blues? (adapted from the song ?Singing the Blues)
That singing was fantastic, it lasted so long, some of the best singing I?ve been involved in for a while, loved it!!
Come on you Blues!!
10 Posted 24/12/2007 at 03:08:41
The club did put on a large number of coaches from Alkmaar station to the ground, and then from Alkmaar to central Amsterdam after the game. They did so for no charge and for fans with tickets. If that’s "typical Everton" than all power to the club and I hope it continues. Frankly the guy sitting behind us on the coach from Alkmaar station, who’s "typical bloody Everton" when his free and unbooked coach to the ground waited for 15 minutes to fill up before leaving was about par for the course in terms of "hell, let’s look for an excuse to criticise the club, even when they do good stuff."