A lot of people will miss the FA Cup final, for one reason or another. I think this offers Everton FC and Liverpool Council, the perfect opportunity, to begin working closer again. On Cup Final Day, in Liverpool, we could have one or all of the below:
a) Open Goodison Park and set up big screens. I do not think they could board the pitch, so a possible logistical nightmare, for large numbers. I think we may have done this before but opening the Stands only.
b) Liverpool Echo Arena. If available for the day, set up as a concert but with a massive screen on the stage. Sell tickets as per a concert but at reasonable prices.
c) Fan Fest. As per the World Cup in Germany. Choose an open air site, used to large crowds. Set up 3 or 4 big screens. It may be difficult to fence the perimeter, but if it?s free to attend, no fence needed, (as in Germany). The costs would be covered from the sales of food, drink and club merchandise.
At some point, a lot of us are going to have to face up to the fact that it?s over on the ticket front. So as a Plan B, I think it would be a brilliant day, at any venue in Liverpool. Fellow blues, from far and wide, can meet at the chosen venue(s) and create an amazing atmosphere.
I know I will be gutted if I don?t find tickets from somewhere, but I am not paying ridiculous prices. I know for sure, I would buy 6 tickets if needed, beer, food etc, for the ?Big Screen Final? at Goodison Park, the Liverpool Echo Arena or a Fan Fest.
All Blues together, from here, there and everywhere.
It may be too late to organise an event of such size but I think it is something that should be considered, ASAP.
Paul Lally, Posted 03/05/2009 at 16:17:00
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1 Posted 04/05/2009 at 00:19:48
2 Posted 04/05/2009 at 00:19:32
The obvious alternative for me is to make the reverse trip up the M1 and M6 and watch the final alongside fellow supporters somewhere in Liverpool.
Surely the club will have something organised, especially as there was so much praise heaped upon the support given in the semi ? not to mention the criticism aimed at the FA for the poor allocation of tickets.
In the meantime, if there isn?t going to be a Big Screen Final at Goodison, or a Fan Fest etc, can anyone recommend a decent venue in Liverpool to watch the match?
3 Posted 04/05/2009 at 03:37:55
And very stunned and disappointed for those craddle Evertonians in your area of the world (your home and the epicenter of EFC). You deserve the venue and the day, and the city would look bush-league if they didn?t put something together IMO.
4 Posted 04/05/2009 at 07:45:35
Oh well... guess I will be watching with my dad on the couch at home or the local!
5 Posted 04/05/2009 at 08:25:34
Are there any supporters clubs in the South Wales area doing anything for the Final??
6 Posted 04/05/2009 at 08:31:02
7 Posted 04/05/2009 at 08:32:22
8 Posted 04/05/2009 at 11:31:32
9 Posted 04/05/2009 at 11:50:03
10 Posted 04/05/2009 at 12:25:19
Why don?t you write to the club and the council with your ideas before someone else does then takes the credit! If you do, keep us posted on TW.
11 Posted 04/05/2009 at 16:49:19
I hope something can be worked out as it would be a fantastic atmosphere. COYB
12 Posted 04/05/2009 at 18:22:43
Me ? I?ll be at Wembley with me mates coz we?re considerably better off in the ticket department than you and we?re alright Jack, Fred whoever... haa haaa
But seriously... be anywhere but work... coz in 1984 I missed the final coz I really needed the job and ended up getting sacked coz I threatened the fukin foreman, the rugby playing condescending twat, and it took a van load of bizzies to get me off the premises!!... ha haa.. bitter... not me!! and those who understand need no (more) explanation!
13 Posted 04/05/2009 at 20:01:34
14 Posted 04/05/2009 at 21:47:32
Definitely going to miss out on them tickets and like most, have no dough for the touts so hopefully if there will be a known gathering somewhere in London itself or big screens at Goodison even better. Those with info keep us posted on TW please.