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March fixtures moved

27/02/2015  Comments (11)  jump
Everton's games against Newcastle and QPR have both been moved to 4pm Sunday kick-offs following today's Europa League draw.

The Blues will face the Magpies on 15th March and then travel to Loftus Road on the 22nd after returning from Ukraine.  

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Minik Hansen
1 Posted 27/02/2015 at 13:06:47
Does this mean more TV exposure of Everton? :)
Alan Humphreys
2 Posted 27/02/2015 at 13:35:19
My lad's first game - had hoped for the traditional Saturday 3pm. Still, least if it's on TV he can watch it all over again when we get home.

Already started to school him in why I hate the Barcodes!

Mike Keane
3 Posted 27/02/2015 at 14:18:27
Not on TV. This is what happens when you are in the Thursday night Europa League. If we were on TV, the fixtures would have already been moved. Don't understand why we have to kick off at 4pm on a Sunday though for home games. Seems a strange decision.
Patrick Murphy
4 Posted 27/02/2015 at 14:36:04
Mike I think this 4pm kick-off time has something to do with Sky as it seems that most of the games not broadcast live by BT or Sky on the Sunday have kicked off at the same time as the Sky game. I’ll try and dig out some more information on this if I can.
Phil Walling
5 Posted 27/02/2015 at 15:08:37
Far better Alan, to school him in your love of Everton !
Barry Pearce
6 Posted 27/02/2015 at 15:40:02
IÂ’m more than a bit worried about playing QPR.

After travelling back from Kiev, especially if our other league results go against us before we meet them.

Alan Humphreys
7 Posted 27/02/2015 at 18:18:40
Already schooled Phil, just a different lesson :)

Agree re time though if it's not on TV, let's kick off at 2pm or even 3pm. Least we'll have no excuse of tiredness from European travelling the Thursday beforehand.

Nice Mother's Day present getting us out the house anyway!

Karl Graham
8 Posted 27/02/2015 at 18:43:33
I don't understand why if we are at home in Europe then in the league we can't just play on the Saturday.
James Ford
9 Posted 27/02/2015 at 20:49:21
Just a guess on my part, but I think it’s purely to maximise overseas TV rights... eg, if there’s a 2pm and 4pm already, then a few 3 o’clocks will get in the way of each other as well as the main UK TV games (lots of clashes). By putting half on at 2pm and half at 4pm, this maximises the scheduling for overseas TV rights

Just a guess, and if correct – rubbish. Crazy they are starting to schedule times for overseas TV audiences – it’s bad enough for UK telly.

Will Jones
10 Posted 28/02/2015 at 16:38:37
I think we should just assume that we will not pick up many points until we win the Europa League trophy! :)
Eric Myles
11 Posted 01/03/2015 at 09:12:39
James #9, you could well be right, all the games follow each other in Asia and they are ALL shown unlike UK, so no staggering.

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