More fixture changes announced

12 August  23 Comments  [Jump to last]
Three of Everton's matches between now and the end of November have been moved to accommodate live coverage, including the Blues' first televised Friday night game in the Premier League.

The home game against Crystal Palace will now take place on Friday 30th September at 8pm, while the visit of West Ham United is now scheduled for 1:30pm on Sunday 30 October, both to be screened by Sky Sports.

The away match at Chelsea is now a 5:30pm kick off on 5th November on BT Sport, while the kick-off time for trip to Southampton on Sunday 27 November is now confirmed as 4:30pm on Sky.

Additionally, the Blues' EFL Cup tie against Yeovil Town has been set for Tuesday 23rd August at 7:45pm.  

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Ste Traverse
1 Posted 12/08/2016 at 18:20:27
Friday night football is an absolute joke. Surely this farce will be abandoned after one season?
Philip Bunting
2 Posted 12/08/2016 at 18:26:07
Well. That's my wee boy's day ruined now. First game, first time on flight. Thanks Sky... leave football to 3pm on a Saturday or plan your schedule for the full season. Raging.
Colin Hughes
3 Posted 12/08/2016 at 18:30:16
Friday night football was acceptable years ago (Tranmere had it for years) when virtually all home support was local but let's not kid ourselves a lot of our support these days doesn't live within the (L) postcode so it will inevitably affect those who work normal hours on a Friday and don't want to travel anywhere but home after a hard week's work.
Sky need to fuck off and limit live matches to Saturday and Sunday.
I'm a local scouse fan so I'm not moaning for personal reasons.
Philip Bunting
4 Posted 12/08/2016 at 18:44:10
All the TV money is ruining football, bring back the working man's sport. All the money pumped in only goes to massage the egos of over-hyped youngsters who end up millionaires off the back of the fans' passion and their potential talent, which is usually only ever potential after they sign their 5-/6-figure weekly wage packet.

Never more so could this be seen as with Stones, Sterling et al. I think I will stick to my grassroots football — at least that's safe for now.

Andy Meighan
5 Posted 12/08/2016 at 19:20:35
Absolutely right, Colin. Disruptive to fans who live outside the city and just not on. I'm local myself but when have Sky ever cared about the fans?

Southampton away at Man Utd next Friday — it's a joke.

Peter Laing
6 Posted 12/08/2016 at 20:13:56
Colin, I would argue that a lot of our supporters do live within a L postcode, who do you think we are... the RedShite? 😀
Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 12/08/2016 at 20:19:52
Colin (3) just out of curiosity, I wonder what percentage of Everton fans come from further afield than Merseyside? I don't imagine it is very large, but I honestly don't know. Fifteen per cent?
Dave Pritchard
8 Posted 12/08/2016 at 20:25:21
It is clear that quite a lot of Twebbers live abroad. Absolutely no idea about the percentages living in the L postcode. All those from over the water (Mersey not Atlantic) won't have an L postcode anyway.
Malcolm Stout
9 Posted 12/08/2016 at 21:38:28
I once heard a stat that we had the highest % of fans in the top division that live in their home city. Doesn't apply to me I live in/am from Orkney!
Paul Graney
10 Posted 12/08/2016 at 22:32:54
I'm a season ticket holder who travels by train with another 4 season ticket holders from a small village on the Notts/Derby border.

For the Friday night game v Palace, I will be on 11 till 7 shift but, having said that, all midweek night games are hard to get to unless someone drives, which I can't. Two of the others work away in the week and one doesn't finish work till 5 plus I'm on shifts. I accept that there are gonna be midweek games but why does Sky have to add to it?

As usual, no thought for the proper match-going supporters, the life and soul of the game.

Joseph Elworthy
11 Posted 12/08/2016 at 22:51:47
I'm a die hard Toffee from Vancouver...Everton have never lost when I've been in attendance: Juventus, Man U (Moyse sacking), Southampton and RS (Brenda's sacking). I will be travelling to see Watford, Arse and RS the week of Dec 9-19. Who's ready to start a whip-around for me airfare :)
Simon Smith
12 Posted 12/08/2016 at 00:01:53
When have Sky ever cared about the fans?

I used to be a season ticket holder living in Cambridgeshire near Ely but now I'm limited to the odd game here and there but I absolutely refuse to pay Sky for sport in any format and watch all the games free using kodi and my tablet or laptop.

The club's may enjoy the money that they bring to the table but the sooner the bubble bursts the better! You can stick Sky and BT where the sun don't shine !

Vincent Lysaght
13 Posted 13/08/2016 at 05:37:59
Its worth considering that we get the opportunity to watch the world's best footballers, managed by the world's best managers funded by the deals agreed with Sky. There may be some inconvenience created for some supporters occasionally but overall I think we are very lucky to watch the most exciting football league on the planet at Goodison. If you can't make it, watch on TV anywhere in the world. Enjoy.
Ben Mackenzie
14 Posted 13/08/2016 at 07:14:12
I'm in Jersey and have only been to Goodison twice. First time was a midweek week evening game v Norwich in 1979, 2-2 draw. Then as an adult myself taking my young son witnessed the 7-1 demolition of Sunderland a few years back. I now subscribe to and watch every game, including preseason in HD, live. I don't have sky nor BT, just Kodi with a sportsmania subscription. £50 per year.
So personally I don't care when we play.
Jim Lloyd
15 Posted 13/08/2016 at 07:34:32
An Evertonian is an Evertonian wherever they come from and many make the journey to watch EFC from long distances away for every home match.

We are definitely not the R/S, as a lot of our fellow Blues started supporting EFC while we've been shite. It also affects all the Blues, and there's many of them, who travel from L4 to every away match. Credit to them all

Every Blue that travels to watch EFC,home or away, is badly affected by the appalling lack of concern for them from Sky and BT.

Paul McIntyre
16 Posted 13/08/2016 at 07:39:55
Just 29% of RS fans live in the north west. 48% for the blues.
Source : yougov survey 2016.
Ron Sear
17 Posted 13/08/2016 at 08:58:13
Stuff Sky and BT, I don't have either nor will I ever get them. Friday night football is almost impossible if you want to travel to matches and have a normal day job. I sincerely hope that the schedules are completely wrecked when one of the teams is stuck in the normal M6 gridlock one Friday afternoon and evening.
Adam Smith
18 Posted 13/08/2016 at 11:44:24
Going to be really pedantic here Lyndon, but I'm sure we played a match in the Moyes era on a Good Friday which was televised; Vs Fulham I think?
Philip Bunting
19 Posted 13/08/2016 at 12:12:25
Rebooked with easyjet and I have to say they made that a simple process. Albeit 𧴲 lighter in the pocket but it will be worth it to ensure my 6-year-old stays on the Royal Blue path and not seduced by the Sky 4. COYB. Now to get rid of the Sky box at home.
Declan Martin
20 Posted 13/08/2016 at 14:45:44
I'm with Philip #2 and #19 on this.
I live in Ireland and have to fly Ryanair over for games - home or away. Problem is you can't book well in advance because games get changed by SKY at very short notice. Then you end up having to pay top dollar for flights
Jeff Armstrong
21 Posted 13/08/2016 at 20:28:58
I remember Friday night live football in the '80s, we beat Chelsea 1-0 at their place, it was on BBC1 I believe and it was either 84-85 when we won the league or the season before. We wore our Le Coq Sportiff silver kit that night too.
Nick Dogan
22 Posted 14/08/2016 at 13:54:50
Yep, don't knock the omens...

Chelsea away was the first live Friday match after our first two matches: Tottenham at home & West brom away.

We ended as Champions!

We can but dream. 😊

Jeff Armstrong
23 Posted 14/08/2016 at 15:11:20
Yes, but we're playing Palace!

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