Sunderland game to be shown live

by | 08/05/2016  64 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton's match at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday will now be broadcast live by Sky Sports.

Following yesterday's results, the match has taken on vital significance for the relegation battle between the Black Cats, Newcastle United and Norwich City.

A win for Sunderland over the Toffees would secure their safety in the Premier League and condemn the Magpies and Canaries to relegation to the Championship.

Sky's coverage begins at 7pm on Sky Sports 1 with kick-off at 7:45pm.  

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Rob Hooton
1 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:02:08
I suppose they are assuming Sunderland will beat us as we are so poor
Colin Glassar
2 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:06:30
This one could be ugly. Roberto needs to be brave and call in sick.
Kunal Desai
3 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:09:47
Further embarassment shown globally.
Chris Williams
5 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:16:00
Dreading watching or not arsed? It can't possibly get more embarrassing can it? More sendings off possible? Niasse exposed for all to see again? Oviedo at right back again? Play a couple more youngsters? More bullshit doublespeak?

Nah, not arsed!

Mike McLoughlin
6 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:16:26
Can't chuffing wait to watch the same rubbish tactics acted out by the same disinterested players.
Ian McDowell
7 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:27:31
The team has a duty not only to the fans but to the integrity of Premier League and Newcastle to go to Sunderland and put up a fight.
Stephen Brown
8 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:33:51
Oh no
Steve Bingham
9 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:34:48
Sky – obviously just like us all – are waiting for the axe to fall.
Neil Quinn
10 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:37:07
Odd. Sky website is showing Liverpool / Chelsea on SS1
Ray Jacques
12 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:42:02
I shall walk the dog Wednesday evening.
May have a flutter on Defoe to score a brace for a bit of interest in the game.
Craig Fletcher
13 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:43:24
Look on the bright side. Newcastle will be a confirmed Championship side on Thursday morning.
Steve Pugh
14 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:45:17
I know that the FA punish clubs for deliberately fielding weakened sides in matches, especially if the match is important. Can they not punish us for fielding a weakened manager in two matches that will directly affect the relegation places?
Jim Bennings
15 Posted 08/05/2016 at 08:52:20
Craig

I've no desire go see Newcastle relegated to the league that we will be in inside 12 month's if Martinez is still here.

So Wednesday is on telly is it?

Another embarrassment of a night where we just make up the numbers while our opponents have something to celebrate.

Great to support such a proud passionate Everton team isn't it?

Mark Burton
16 Posted 08/05/2016 at 09:09:09
Martinez please go now your time is up and now everyone can see what a load of shite you have turned reasonable players into. Your stupid tactics don't work in the premier league or even in the under 10 girls league. You are embarrassing us as a club and have taken our pride and destroyed it. PISS OFF NOW!
Bob Cumiskey
17 Posted 08/05/2016 at 09:13:08
EFC have the responsibility of putting in a right shift in this game. Not just for the outcome of the relegation battle but for those supporters who will be travelling up to support them.

They owe us fans big time and two full-blooded displays should be offered up in the final games. No more 'roll over and die' displays on Sky please.

Ian Brandes
18 Posted 08/05/2016 at 09:18:15
A dubious pleasure which I will forego. Removed Sport from Sky package after watching Leicester debacle.

Sunderland, fighting for their lives, will beat us. Absolutely no desire to see Everton as long as this clown is in charge.

Jack Farrell
19 Posted 08/05/2016 at 09:29:04
I'm old enough to remember the Mike Walker era, I think Martinez is as far out of his depth as Walker was the thing is he is so delusional that he does'nt know it.
Christopher Timmins
20 Posted 08/05/2016 at 10:00:03
Another nightmare for everyone to view from the comfort of their armchairs
Joe Foster
21 Posted 08/05/2016 at 10:01:03
Please say it ain't so. It's like being made to stand in front of class at school in your underwear. It's all just becoming to embarrassing now.
Ian Hollingworth
22 Posted 08/05/2016 at 10:08:11
I bet Sunderland can't wait for the team with champions league away form to turn up whilst they are fighting for survival.

It should cheer up Newcastle and Norwich that such a team in an phenomenal incredible moment will take on their relegation rivals.

Peter Carpenter
23 Posted 08/05/2016 at 10:09:47
Please, no....
Kim Vivian
24 Posted 08/05/2016 at 10:13:22
Who are the 700 (6%)? and where are they?

Clearly they are not posting on here. Does anyone know someone who has voted RM to stay?

Sandra Williams
25 Posted 08/05/2016 at 10:15:20
Groundhog Day.....again! Apologies to Newcastle fans already, any remaining hope you had of staying up has evaporated like an early morning fog on the Tyne. Unless our 'incredible' away form reappears!
Andrew Presly
27 Posted 08/05/2016 at 10:22:53
Relegating Rafa will be only positive to take from this one. We're a shambles.
Mathew McKay
28 Posted 08/05/2016 at 10:44:58
I can only imagine the 6% are a concoction of Martinez, Martinez's mates and family, Bill, Bill's mates and family, some kopites who find it funny to go on a blues website and some blues who accidentally picked the wrong option.
Mike Barrett
29 Posted 08/05/2016 at 11:27:08
Jack Farrell (#19),

You're right, mate, but remember Walker lasted 10 months – this clown's had 3 years!

Dave Pritchard
30 Posted 08/05/2016 at 11:53:17
Andrew, if Rafa gets relegated then he could be on his way to us with his family still living in the city (I think). I would take him as well.
John Raftery
31 Posted 08/05/2016 at 13:11:00
It would be better if we fielded most of the under 21s on Wednesday with Robles in goal. At least they would play with greater commitment than has been shown by any of the senior players in the last two away games. Otherwise it is easy to imagine the 6-2 scoreline we recorded against Sunderland in November being reversed.
Andrew Presly
32 Posted 08/05/2016 at 13:43:27
Dave #30 - Benitez might seem and probably is the objectively sensible choice in the same way that sharing a stadium might be but id go with heart over head on both issues and say no way. It's a question of independence and pride over logic, for better or worse.

Koeman ticks all the boxes and is yet to agree a new contract with Southampton who are essentially a provincial selling club, albeit very well run. Surely has to be the main target.

James O'Connell
34 Posted 08/05/2016 at 14:50:18
Any player that thinks it is acceptable to perform like they did yesterday should be shown the door with Martinez.
Playing football for a living is a privelage few of us get to enjoy and whatever the situation with our clueless manager, you play for the fans, the badge and the men next to you on the pitch.
Lots of speculation about our next manager, whoever this may be, this squad needs a massive overhaul.
The over the hill's, don't want to be here's, and lazy don't give a fuck's have no place at this club, and until they are ALL gone, we cant start building for the future.
Andrew Cunningham
35 Posted 08/05/2016 at 15:01:02
We have a duty to play our best team against Sunderland and Norwich and try to beat them. I'am not a big Magpie fan but FFS you can't just roll over and die.
Ray Smith
37 Posted 08/05/2016 at 15:15:33
Andrew 32#

I would like to see Koeman take over.

However, would Sammy Lee come with him?

David Greenwood
39 Posted 08/05/2016 at 15:18:27
Pretty clear that Sky think that Sunderland will stay up that night.

Player of the year awards the next night. I cannot believe that he will be allowed to go that.

Ray Smith
40 Posted 08/05/2016 at 15:28:40
Rob 1#

Never assume it makes an ass/u/me.

Sunderland away after yesterday is a dead certain home win, which will relegate Newcastle and Norwich.

I bet Sam can't believe his luck, getting Eveton at home to stay up!

Brian Denton
41 Posted 08/05/2016 at 15:43:39
Ray, please not the 'assume' piece of management crap; it's probably the sort of thing Elstone says all the time, along with "There is no 'I' in team" and "the need to engage Stakeholders".

NB There is an 'I' in 'Side'.

Ray Smith
42 Posted 08/05/2016 at 16:03:21
Brian 41#

Havn't been in management for 13 yrs!

Guess old habits die hard.

Apologies😥

John Critchley
43 Posted 08/05/2016 at 16:15:12
I'm with Kim Vivian, who are these 600 or so voters? Is anyone willing to own up to being one, and if you are, can you enlighten us as to why you continue to support him.
Damian Wilde
47 Posted 08/05/2016 at 17:22:44
Don't know why people fancy, Rafa, he couldn't beat the worst side in the league, hardly done well at Newcastle has he? It'd be a car crash appointment. People seem to get excited as he has a house on the Wirral, so fucking what. It won't happen.
Paul Thompson
48 Posted 08/05/2016 at 18:13:10
Abdrew@32 'you can't just roll over and die'.

Unfortunately you can. Whether the team should is another matter. Whilst I would love, just love (in the spirit of KK) Newcastle to go down, the team owes it the fans (ours and others) to make a fightof it. I can only see this happening if Martinez is sacked tomorrow or we play some U21 players. Neither is likely, so get ready to roll (over).

Jim Bennings
49 Posted 08/05/2016 at 18:45:04
A bit of friggin' pride on Wednesday night wouldn't go amiss..

Forget this bullshit about wanting Newcastle to go down, I couldn't give a monkey's toss, what I would love to see is Everton actually become unpredictable for just ONCE and turn up there at a no doubt rocking Stadium of Light and spoil the party.

This is Everton Football Club but we are just basically everyone's doormat , the football doctor that cures all your woes, be it strikers out of form needing a goal or a team bereft of confidence needing a win..

For God's sake you shower of pansies get on that pitch on Wednesday night and wear the blue shirt with a bit of heart and passion..

Andy Crooks
50 Posted 08/05/2016 at 18:58:19
Surely there is a rule hidden somewhere that that prevents a deluded fool from having any influence in the future of a premier club. Imagine being a Newcastle supporter and relying on the coach and players who shamed our club yesterday.
Eugene Ruane
51 Posted 08/05/2016 at 21:57:45
Ray (37) - 'However, would Sammy Lee come with him?'

No idea, but I noticed when Southampton got the winner against Liverpool this season at St Mary's, little fat Sam shot about 10 feet in the air out of his seat and was practically cartwheeling up the line.

None of that 'no celebrating' malarky for Sammy

In fact such was his joy, I couldn't help but wonder if he was deliberately rubbing it in.

Colin Gee
52 Posted 08/05/2016 at 22:21:02
One small crumb of comfort in a shite season, get beat on Wednesday and we relegate Rafa Benethus and those Geordie Bellends. Surely even Everton couldn't fuck that up!
Nick Armitage
53 Posted 08/05/2016 at 23:33:40
Win win. Newcastle relegated and more pressure on Martinez.
Brian Porter
54 Posted 09/05/2016 at 01:05:50
I've said it before and I'll say it again. No one wants to work for a boss they have no faith in, who they have come to dislike for whatever reason, or who they can plainly see has no idea what he's doing and has no right to be telling them what to do. In that situation no matter what business we're talking about, you will never get those people to perform to the best of their ability.

I saw it so often over many years in business management and the same thing is clearly the biggest problem for our team now. They look lost, downhearted and dispirited, obviously have no faith or belief in the manager and therefore, as long as Martinez remains in charge, we will never see the best from any of our players. He's totally lost their spirit and their will to win, so please don't be too critics of the players. Would you work your socks off if you hated going in to work every day, knowing just what crap you were going to be facing day after day after day?

If Martinez goes I have a feeling we'd suddenly see a whole new spirit and optimism spreading through the playing staff, if only Kenwright and his acolytes have the sense to see what's happening before their eyes. Roberto Martinez has simply destroyed everything that was good in our team and the time has come for him to pay the price for his abject failure and for doing a first class demolition job on the careers of so many players who look like they've lost the will to live, never mind the will to win.

Sean McCarthy
55 Posted 09/05/2016 at 01:19:47
Forget about Benitez. The reception he got from the Kop the other week makes it as plain as the boils on Big Sam's face that he won't be putting that relationship to the test by taking a job at Everton. Besides, after the way he spoke about us at every opportunity when he was at Liverpool, with his "small club" comments, would you really want him??? I wouldn't.

As for Wednesday, I fear a 3rd embarrassment on worldwide TV in 3 weeks following the Derby and Leicester. 3½ if you include the Wembley semi-final!!

Finally, those asking for "the 6%" to make themselves known are probably wasting their time. It's like asking who voted for Cameron!!! No-one ever admits that but the smug bastard is PM!!! I'll change the question slightly in asking DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T WANT MARTINEZ OUT??

Not a single Blue I know wants him anywhere near the club. Some have taken a while to come round to this way of thinking but each to a man (and woman) are now convinced it's time for change.

Mick Davies
56 Posted 09/05/2016 at 01:34:01
Well we're getting lots of exposure on Sky, and we were first on MOTD for a change. They can all see what the clown has done to this team full of potential – potential relegation fodder
Matt Traynor
60 Posted 09/05/2016 at 02:22:29
Kunal #3 there is no further embarrassment globally. All 380- Premier League games are available for live broadcast to overseas territories - has been that way for a few years now.

It is further embarrassment in the UK though.

Bill Gall
61 Posted 09/05/2016 at 03:04:52
Let's look at why it is being televised. With the premier champion's already decided the only excitement as far as Sky are concerned about is the relegation battle.

That Sunderland happen to be playing Everton is irrelevant it just happens to be a game that effects relegation. I don't think Sky are putting it on to try and embarrass Everton but are hoping they will put on an exiting performance.

Don't forget that your TV has an off button for a purpose.

Paul Williams
62 Posted 09/05/2016 at 14:19:41
Another bit part role for us. I guess they have to play someone. All live on TV for the nation to see. Can we not end this nightmare early and opt out for the rest of the season?
Guy Hastings
63 Posted 09/05/2016 at 17:38:57
I see the Guardian is running a competition to win two tickets for Saturday's match v Norwich. To save everyone else the trouble... 'second prize, four tickets'.
Darren Hind
65 Posted 09/05/2016 at 22:05:58
Hope Moshiri is planning to build Bill a new boys pen where he can spent his saturdays pushing his nose throught the fence gushing "what a manager"

My object all sublime
I shall achieve in time
To let the punishment fit the crime - the punishment fit the crime
and make each prisoner pent
unwillingly represent
A source of innocent merriment
Of innocent merriment

Colin Glassar
66 Posted 09/05/2016 at 22:09:48
Mick 56, I heard our games are going to be shown on Dave next season.
Andy Crooks
67 Posted 09/05/2016 at 22:14:24
Darren, that post was a pure belter out of the blue. Hands up, for truly alarming moment, I thought you had made it up. Can you sing it?
Darren Hind
69 Posted 09/05/2016 at 22:21:49
Can I sing G&S, Andy ?

Do catholics shit in the woods ?

David Edwards
70 Posted 09/05/2016 at 22:24:13
Got to be some mileage on puns on Dave's shows, Colin? 'Mock the Weak', 'Not Going Out (of our club, yet Roberto?), 'Outnumbered' (the 6% who want him next season!), 'Top Gear' (but only from the club shop - nowhere else!), 'Have They Got No News For You?' (The Official Site), QI (quite inept!)... Any better ones, Eugene and the resident site wits?

Got to laugh, or else you'd.........

Colin Glassar
71 Posted 09/05/2016 at 22:32:42
QI XL (quite inept, extra lame)
Patrick Murphy
72 Posted 09/05/2016 at 22:33:30
Don't know about Dave lads the Horror channel would seem more appropriate given recent events. But the one show on Dave that would seem apt is Would I Lie to You? Where everybody on the panel is Bill, and he makes ridiculous statements to a huge studio audience and they are all taken in hook line and sinker.
Peter Gorman
73 Posted 09/05/2016 at 22:44:58
David how about;

"Would I lie to you?" (yes you would Roberto and Bill and frequently do)
"6 out of 100 Evertonians" (Don't know what they are talking about)
"Money Pit" (paying to watch this garbage)
"School of Hard Sums" (watching these idiots fail at the school of science)
"Extreme Fishing" (for positives after yet another humiliating defeat)
"Never mind the buzzcocks" (if I have to hear the word 'phenomenal' one more time....)
"Scrapheap challenge" (our fight against relegation next year with Roberto in charge)
"The last man on Earth" (who thinks Martinez is an acceptable manager, yes you Billy boy)
"The joke amotive" (our club)
"World's most stupid criminals" (our squad and their criminal lack of effort)

That's all I can think of, don't really watch TV like.

David Edwards
74 Posted 09/05/2016 at 22:48:19
Nice ones - don't know how I missed out 'Would I lie to You?' Patrick/Peter - they've been doing it for years to us fans!
Liam Reilly
75 Posted 10/05/2016 at 12:02:15
Of course if by some miracle Sunderland don't win on Wednesday; we could well be back on TV on Sunday against Norwich.

Wonder if the cameras will stick around for the lap of 'honour' following that game...

Tony J Williams
76 Posted 10/05/2016 at 16:10:03
Brian #54

Don't criticise the players too much????

Those lazy fuckers have been on holiday for a couple of months now, only showing up for one and a half cup games.

I understand what you are saying, but an employee turning into a lazy, useless and pointless fucker is tantamount to gross negligence.

I almost feel sorry for Bobby sometimes, what with the players and their revolt (same happened with Hodgson and those ego fuckers across the park)

I said almost, because he is probably 60/70% liable for what's going on with the players shouldering the rest.

Oh and the fans are about 10% at fault if you believe that knob in charge.

Ohhh the anger and the swearing, it's true, it is cathartic

Damian Wilde
77 Posted 10/05/2016 at 21:14:24
Good rant, Tony.
Stephen Brown
78 Posted 10/05/2016 at 21:15:47
Bang on Tony !!

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