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February games moved for live coverage

by | 19/12/2014  Comments (12)  jump
Three of Everton's February fixtures have been rescheduled for live television broadcast, while the game at Arsenal has been moved to 1st March, also for live coverage.

The Goodison derby on Saturday 7 February has been moved back to a new kick-off time of 5:30pm to accommodate live coverage on Sky Sports.

The away game against Chelsea will be shown live on BT Sport, at 7:45 kick-off on Wednesday 11 February, while the home clash with Leicester moves back to Sunday 22 February, with a 2:05pm kick off on Sky Sports.

The trip to Arsenal — initially set for Saturday 28 February — has been rearranged for Sunday 1 March as another 2:05pm kick-off and will also be shown live on Sky Sports.

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Tony J Williams
1 Posted 19/12/2014 at 12:04:45
What could go wrong with a late kick off for a Derby?
Ray Roche
2 Posted 19/12/2014 at 12:07:53
I don't know Tony. Do you think that there's a chance that some fans, not ours, obviously, will be so far off their face that some hooliganism, or even fighting, might take place?

I'm puzzled as to why we have been told for years that an early kick off (no pun intended) will ensure that there is no trouble with a drink related cause. Seems like that idea flies out of the window when the TV companies say so.

Paul Dempsey
3 Posted 19/12/2014 at 12:26:13
I wonder whether it matters when we kick off when we're playing the lovables... I hate derby matches at the best of times and those who want to get tanked up will do so anyway!

Looking forward to another of their hilarious banners...

Jamie Barlow
4 Posted 19/12/2014 at 12:33:00
A derby at night is always better anyway.
Tony J Williams
5 Posted 19/12/2014 at 12:47:11
If my missus drops my little bundle of joy on time, there is an outside chance I can get to this game.

Playing the Shite under the new floodlights, bring it on.

Tim Muzio
7 Posted 19/12/2014 at 13:53:46
Being a smart ass I booked the trains from London returning in the evening with another ToffeeWebber - and now I'm rightly messed up. Any suggestions apart from book a hotel and go back the next morning, or the dreaded National Express?
Colin Gee
9 Posted 19/12/2014 at 15:23:35
The Derby at 5.30PM? Goodison will be like a bear pit. The RS won't like that!

Ray Roche
10 Posted 19/12/2014 at 15:34:43
Tim, book a hotel and celebrate, go back the next day with smug oozing out of every orifice.
Mike Childs
11 Posted 19/12/2014 at 22:18:19
Best part about TV coverage is the numbers are everything and after this year NBCSN will realize what a turkey they signed and the Men in Blazers will be gone.

Unseen without commercial aka podcast they might just be funny but live within a closet they are not. Only episode worth watching was when Rebecca Lowe visited them to try and help their ratings.

Liam Reilly
12 Posted 19/12/2014 at 22:41:38
Last Goodison derby I recall at night was in 2005 when I brought my wife to her first game.

Was an emotional game shall we say, as we lost 3-1 and had 2 players sent off. She hasn't asked to go to another.

Ray Roche
13 Posted 23/12/2014 at 13:15:28
Incidentally, I see that the Merseyside police and the Council have both raised concerns about the Derby game kick off time.

Patrick Murphy
14 Posted 23/12/2014 at 15:33:02
Ray - I can't believe this outrage by the Council and other official bodies - Everton in general aren't renowned for causing trouble and the derby game whilst it does have some issues is no greater risk than playing United at Goodison in the evening. Also why is it OK to have the Anfield derby played in the evening but not at Goodison? Perhaps we should surrender the points to the Dark Side and not bother playing them at all and what will happen if both sides draw each other in EL will we have to kick off at midday on a Thursday.

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