The Blues will play the Spanish side on 6th August with a 3pm kick-off.
Tickets will be priced at £20 for adults and £10 for concessions for all supporters. An on-sale date will be confirmed on Monday (11th July).
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1 Posted 09/07/2016 at 17:30:08
2 Posted 09/07/2016 at 17:37:48
3 Posted 09/07/2016 at 17:41:29
Good curtain raiser to open the season at Goodison.
4 Posted 09/07/2016 at 17:43:48
5 Posted 09/07/2016 at 19:36:56
6 Posted 09/07/2016 at 20:18:28
Pre-season for the 2013-14 season saw us involved in a four team tournament with Real Madrid, Juventus and LA Galaxy; that precipitated our best season in years. Now I'm sure that the relative success of that season had more to it than just decent pre-season games, but the fact that we aren't lining up mini-tournaments of similar standing doesn't inspire me with confidence.
7 Posted 09/07/2016 at 20:21:56
Cut a long story short. I went on my first visit to the city of Barcelona in, I think, May 2005. Visited Camp Nou, Was surrounded by other tourists. I thought this is like visiting the city on the Mersey for the first time and "doing" the "Anfield experience", putting more money in their coffers. Where's the other club?
The next night Espanyol had their last game of the season, at home. A win put them in Europe. Great atmosphere, they did it, jubilation, pitch invasion. Kindred spirits, I thought.
Have since followed their fortunes from afar, although went to Hampden for UEFA final a year or two later when Espanyol, ahem, lost on penalties.
Last May I paid my first visit to their "new" stadium. Right out on the edge of town. I desperately hope we don't do the same.
They have the same issue as us. Their arch-rival has had more success in the TV era, becoming better known around the world, and, to cap it all, their arch-rival has the same name as the city.
Espanyol have perhaps put more thought into addressing this. It seems they call themselves The Marvellous Minority.
I 'm not saying we should call ourselves that, but I'd like us to address the issue. As, has been said on here before, it is amazing how many people don't know where Everton is.
I know a few other Evertonians have taken an interest in Espanyol. Anyone interested in linking up?
9 Posted 10/07/2016 at 05:37:25
10 Posted 10/07/2016 at 08:51:55
As the unfortunately named Mike Owen above says, they are a club with a few parallels with our own.
11 Posted 10/07/2016 at 08:58:49
12 Posted 10/07/2016 at 11:44:29
Their standing is nothing compared to ours, the days of underestimating the size, power and history of Everton FC to the advantage of people with no ambition (Kenwright) are over.
13 Posted 10/07/2016 at 12:15:14
Wasn't "The People's Club" addressing the issue in the same way?
14 Posted 10/07/2016 at 14:15:05
15 Posted 10/07/2016 at 14:30:50
I only said they have "a few parallels" with us.
16 Posted 10/07/2016 at 22:31:14
This is fitness and confidence surely?
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