2014-15 fixture changes announced

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A number of Everton's matches between August and December have been rescheduled for live television broadcast or the club's involvement in the Europa League this coming season.

Six of the Blues' Premier League games have been selected for live screening, including the first two home fixtures against Arsenal and Chelsea.

The full list of altered dates and times is as follows:

  • Arsenal (H) - 23 Aug, 5.30pm [Sky Sports]
  • Chelsea (H) - 30 Aug, 5.30pm [Sky Sports]
  • Crystal Palace (H) - 21 Sep, 4pm
  • Liverpool (A) - 27 Sep, 12.45pm [BT Sport]
  • Man United (A) - 5 Oct, 12pm [BT Sport]
  • Burnley (A) - 26 Oct, 1.30pm [Sky Sports]
  • Sunderland (A) - 9 Nov, 1.30pm
  • Tottenham (A) - 30 Nov, 4pm [Sky Sports]
  • QPR (H) - 14 Dec, 4pm

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Rob Halligan
1 Posted 14/07/2014 at 15:06:59
First two home games, Arsenal and Chelsea both live and Burnley and Spurs away also live, all on Sky.
Dominic Tonge
2 Posted 14/07/2014 at 15:51:08
Playing in Europe was always going to mean that we get more TV time. I think we will see a step up in money too as a lot more of our games will be on Sundays and as such will be picked up by sky or BT. That coupled with a more media friendly front of house set up should see the club in a better place regarding future kit distribution deals, marketing and so-forth, getting shirts in shops instead of the kitbag debarcle would help too.

As an aside; does anyone kbow if the diatribition deal woth them is world wide exclusivity? We must be missing out hugely abroad- In the US for example we must be missing out on millions of dollars . I mean Howard, Donovan and to a lesser extent McBride and even Joe Max-Moore (actually scrap the last one) having been blues must give us an edge surely to goodness?
Chris James
3 Posted 14/07/2014 at 16:02:07
This isn't related at all but I just noticed this Adidas deal at Man Utd. £75M a season - Fuck, that's a lot of dosh.

Add in the £53M a year from Chevrolet, the c.£20M a year from AON for sponsoring the training ground and kits and they are picking up c.£140M a year for the forseeable future before even kicking a ball and regardless of presence in CL or otherwise.
This is £140M before the Sky, BT, overseas TV money rolls in, before tickets, before boxes, before sizeable merchandising sales or any of the other lucrative licensing deals. This should see them jumping from £418M turnover in 2013-14 to overtake Madrid's record £425M turnover, even without CL competition. With the £50M+ of a decent CL run, they could be knocking on the door of £500M.

Everton's total annual turnover for 2012-13 was £86.4M for everything. Granted that should be higher for this season with the new BT, Sky and overseas TV deals but I'd be prepared to bet it'll still fall a long way short of just these basic sponsorships.

With Man City's deeper pockets and pretty impressive wedges at Chelsea and Arsenal my point is I guess, that it's an absolute miracle we're competing with these teams on any level.

When you consider that the likes of Liverpool, Spurs and even Newcastle have cash to throw around and turnover at many clubs will rival ours, Everton must surely be the undisputed best pound for pound club in the entire PL.

Surely there should be a tin pot for that?

Lee Mandaracas
4 Posted 14/07/2014 at 15:59:35
So, basically, out of the six selected all but one would be selected in any given season as they are versus the media darlings of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd & Tottenham (thus likely more about them than us).

Doing really well with the uplift of televised games on the back of our performance last season ain't we? Erm.....

Lee Mandaracas
5 Posted 14/07/2014 at 16:17:42
Chris James – hear, hear on all fronts.
Michael Gregory
6 Posted 14/07/2014 at 17:39:36
We can’t hope to match turnovers of that nature but we can match them on the field as was proved last season. COYB
Colin Glassar
7 Posted 14/07/2014 at 19:11:31
Hey Chris, remember our mega deal with Chang beer? Elstone should get a knighthood, at least, for that one. What is it? A massive £5m per season!!! Mouth watering. Well done Robert E.

Plus, between August and November, we are on Sky four times. Media adored Harry Redknapp's QPR are on about six times.

Paul David
8 Posted 14/07/2014 at 20:19:25
At least the RS get to play a home derby in the morning for a change.
John Crook
9 Posted 14/07/2014 at 21:26:08
Strange how the Palace, Sunderland and QPR matches have been allocated kick-off times that would normally be used for live TV matches but they have not been chosen for TV, as of yet?
Ernie Baywood
10 Posted 14/07/2014 at 22:02:06
I'm guessing that this year could be good for TV appearances. Kick-started by playing the big teams early. Get off to a good start and we'll end up with a greater share. Plus we'll be playing Sundays anyway due to the Europa, so will likely end up televised?
Tom Bowers
11 Posted 14/07/2014 at 23:05:37
The rich get richer and the poor get to help them get richer. Nothing changes!
Peter Bell
12 Posted 15/07/2014 at 04:29:30
I personally am looking forward to the first couple of months. Neither Arsenal or Chelsea will fancy coming to the bear pit so early in the season for a 5:30pm kick-off.

Getting the RS and Man Utd fixtures away so early when we have a fully fit squad could not have come at a better time also.

Lee Courtliff
13 Posted 02/08/2014 at 00:41:03
Has anyone already mentioned our run-in?

After 28 February, our toughest games, on paper, are Man Utd and Spurs.... BOTH at home!

I realise other games will be tough against 'surprise packages' and teams battling for survival.

But if we can keep ourselves in contention for Top 4 come early March then we have a great chance of a late surge to secure our place on the gravy train of Champions League.

I know things are never straight forward but it does seem we have been given a kind run of fixtures to finish the season with.

Or am I just thinking too far ahead?

Michael Kenrick
14 Posted 02/08/2014 at 00:41:51
Yes, you are thinking far too far ahead.

One game at a time.

Win that game... move on to the next.

Before we know it, you'll be wanting a five-year plan.

Isn't that what ruined the USSR?

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