Everton handed small allocation for Anfield derby

Tuesday 14 March 2017  54 Comments  [Jump to last]
Updated Everton have been given an allocation of just 2,709 tickets for the match against Liverpool on 1st April.

While an increase on the 2,583 initially announced earlier today, it represents a slight increase in the number of tickets made available to away fans for the Anfield derby compared to last season.

That is despite the Reds' capacity at Anfield increasing to 54,000 with the completion of their new main stand.  

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Matthew Williams
1 Posted 14/03/2017 at 15:06:48
April Fool surely?
Karl Masters
2 Posted 14/03/2017 at 15:09:09
Cynical LFC. Do the same to them obviously.
Brent Stephens
3 Posted 14/03/2017 at 15:11:16
Why reduced? Cos it's 1st April?
Neil Wood
4 Posted 14/03/2017 at 15:13:05
It should be set by an independent panel and not the club.

And if we did the same to them, this just shows no class. I would offer them exactly the same as previously and make a point of it.

We are EFC. We have class.

Dave Abrahams
5 Posted 14/03/2017 at 15:28:15
Is the number of tickets less than offered to other Premier League clubs, or the same? If it is the same, looks like there is nothing we can do about it.
Stephen Ashton
6 Posted 14/03/2017 at 15:32:32
The ruling for the allocation of away tickets in the Premier League is as follows: "3,000 tickets or, if the capacity of the home club's stadium is less than 30,000, such number of tickets as is equal to 10 per cent."

Bet it doesn't get enforced though.

Scott Hamilton
7 Posted 14/03/2017 at 15:35:25
Yeah but one blue is worth 1,000 reds so we're fine.
Patrick Murphy
8 Posted 14/03/2017 at 15:40:41
It's a good way for the team from over the park to get around the £30 ticket rule for away fans, but it's only less than 500 tickets so surely they wouldn't be so penny pinching would they? I'm sure they'll have a good reason or at least one that they believe justifies their actions.
John G Davies
11 Posted 14/03/2017 at 15:52:12
Another kick in the town halls as reward for the support we have given them over the years.

No class whatsoever.

John Daley
12 Posted 14/03/2017 at 16:02:36
" *Tut*  Moaning about a few less meeeslee tickets... and yer wonder why we call yez bitter? Just anudder ready made excuse for yer shite, non-singing, non-scarf-waving, support. I wouldn't let nottin stop me from securing me match day seat me mate. NOTTIN!!! In fact, I'm already sat in the fucka, counting down the days mate. Counting. Down. The. Days."


Tony Abrahams
13 Posted 14/03/2017 at 16:11:39
I think that's exactly what it is, Patrick. Honestly think we should take the moral high ground and not turn up. Let Everton foot the bill, so the away section remains empty, and let's highlight this real major problem that as come into the Premier League now that away fans don't have to pay more than the home fans for a ticket.

My post doesn't make sense, unless our own club, are one of the few who have continued to carry on giving the away team their full allocation, but slowly but surely money will kill the fucking game, and the special atmosphere that is usually created on such occasions.

Terry Underwood
14 Posted 14/03/2017 at 16:27:17
Twats... but we already knew that didn't we?
Rob Halligan
15 Posted 14/03/2017 at 16:32:09
According to the official site, we have received 2709 tickets for that shithole of a ground.
James Hughes
16 Posted 14/03/2017 at 16:33:05
Tony, I think we are on a bit of a run and they don't want to encourage us. Try and keep the noise down from our lot.

I have been to Mordor several times and we always make loads of noise. 2002 in their Main Stand was fun, Blue and proud (can't believe that is 15 years ago).

So they will have 5,000 Norwegians there instead. I fancy us to do that rarity and come away with a win, 1-2 to the Mighty Blues

Ian McDowell
17 Posted 14/03/2017 at 16:35:50
No doubt they will say it's due to safety and/or on police advice.
Jeff Spiers
19 Posted 14/03/2017 at 16:53:55
John Daley @12,

That picture still makes me chuckle. What's with the shin pads?? Sums the Red Shite up!

Martin Nicholls
20 Posted 14/03/2017 at 16:59:32
John Daley (#12) – spot on. Already thinking there'll be no seats in pub for our usual pre-match pints as they'll be taken up by RS "season ticket holders" ("Never miss a game me, mate unless Sky goes on the blink.")
Ed Fitzgerald
21 Posted 14/03/2017 at 17:08:03
Typical of the RS bastards. We need to go there and attack them for once and show no fear and no respect either.

I know they have more points than us but I really believe we are better than them (now) collectively and man for man (for the most part). I'm not saying be gung ho, but it's time for Koeman to believe that too and get the balance right between being solid and being creative in these types of games. It's time for Barkley and Lukaku to show some arrogance and destroy them on their own turf.

Keith Conchie
22 Posted 14/03/2017 at 17:08:13
Surprised they never give us more tickets. They can't fill their stadium with the new increased capacity.
Kenny Smith
23 Posted 14/03/2017 at 17:41:28
They've got a new stand ? First we've heard about this!
Paul Birmingham
25 Posted 14/03/2017 at 18:40:37
Let's do the talking on the pitch and focus on each game.

No need to think about them and the reality is that they aren't the pull they think they are and no where near the team they believe they are.

Damian Wilde
27 Posted 14/03/2017 at 19:13:28
John Daley, are you Eugene's twin?
Peter Lee
28 Posted 14/03/2017 at 19:41:06
Concur in the view that they are happy to screw their own for more than they'll get from us. Arsenal started this and they should all be fined the difference by the Premier League. Give the money to charity.

I went to Hades a few weeks ago to watch them play Swansea, some Swansea friends had a spare. Very enjoyable afternoon. Two things to note.

I haven't been since Rooney début as sub, the match where he put Westervelt in the stand and flicked the V's behind his back at the mound. Then, the mound was covered in scarves, banners and flags and it was jumping.

Against Swansea less than one in five had a scarf held up when they ran out to the requiem. Very few banners and the only noticeable flags were those provided by the club for the official flag wavers to wave rather unenthusiastically until they were put away at the start of the game for the next match.

Second thing was what I consider to be a most shameful perversion of the iconic 96 blue/red children in solidarity image. Look out for it in the left-hand corner as you watch. The taller, blue 9 figure has been transformed cruelly into what looks like a scally in a black tracksuit holding hands with the smaller 6 figure, the child in red.

They never have had any judgement, common sense or class. It is shameful that this very large banner is tolerated by the club.

Kevin Jones
30 Posted 14/03/2017 at 21:36:45
Fuck em, give the 2,708 when they come to us next season.

Every time I read something about that fucking shower, I hate them even worse. If that's right about that banner, Peter, we should immediately take down the plague we have at Goodson.

We've bent over backwards for them for far too fucking long now. Stood by them and all they do is shit all over us. A few weeks back them and a few other teams tried to get themselves a bigger share from the overseas TV money.

Twats the fucking lot of them.

Chris Leyland
31 Posted 14/03/2017 at 21:54:03
We should just give them the lower section of the away part of Bullens and keep the upper section for ourselves. It has been done for several games against other clubs, so why not the shite?
Brent Stephens
32 Posted 14/03/2017 at 21:59:07
Reinstate the Boys Pen and let them use that (and don't let Bill back in there).
Colin Glassar
33 Posted 14/03/2017 at 22:12:48
I'd allocate them five tickets next season. One each for Carra, Owen, Stevie me lar, Redknapp and Aldo. At half-time, they could get bags of shite thrown at them.
John Raftery
34 Posted 14/03/2017 at 23:23:41
Chris (31) All visiting clubs get the option of buying both the upper and lower tier of the Bullens Road. Some choose not to because they expect they will not be able to sell the full allocation.

Our allocation at the hell hole has been reduced in recent seasons supposedly for health and safety reasons i.e persistent standing. I don't think we are the only club to suffer.

John Daley
35 Posted 15/03/2017 at 00:27:01
"John Daley, are you Eugene's twin?"


Age, birth date and fairly boring family lineage clearly indicated otherwise, but the compelling case put forward by others ("You both italicise words when appropriate, you must be identical", "You like a link. He likes a link. Do you deny this? I'd like to see you try and deny it" etc) and the fact we had both previously (but separately) sat through the Schwarzenegger/Devito movie of the same name, led us to decide that we had better meet up on the basis that anything is fucking possible.

Well, it was an absolute disaster. We spent the first minute sizing each other up, the second snarling and spitting baccy juice on each others boots, the third taking a slash on anything within sight. 

With over half of our allocated five minutes already spent fannying about, we decided we had better get a move on and go straight to the quick-fire round.

On the subject of most mental mythological creature, I said Cynocephalus while Eugene plumped for Manticore.

Seinfeld or Curb? Eugene jumped in with Jerry, but Larry was my man. 

Top Vinegar Taster? I called Confucius whereas Eugene could look no further than Lao Tzu.

...and so it continued:

Bumbags or backpacks?
Tits or ass?
Warzycha or Preki?

All looked lost, Damian. We could literally find no common ground whatsoever, until finally we got to 'ToffeeWebber you would be most insulted to be compared to?' and (naming no names) suddenly we were like:


Peter Gorman
36 Posted 15/03/2017 at 01:22:23
Peter, would that black silhouette with child banner be their tribute to Owen McVeigh?
Anto Byrne
37 Posted 15/03/2017 at 01:35:31
The only time I've ever been to that shithole was when Ipswich were flying high. Dogleash did his usual dive for a penalty while some twat in red did a golden shower while pouring piss down his throat. Real class place.
Charlie Lloyd
38 Posted 15/03/2017 at 06:57:48
Giving us more tickets scares them.

They may get outsung.

Scott Mongomery
39 Posted 15/03/2017 at 08:57:07
Thanks John@35, you just made me snort coffee out my nose. Well played sir.
Colin Hughes
40 Posted 15/03/2017 at 12:41:10
I will be watching closely to see if we reduce their capacity to Lower Bullens only for the derby next season. Given our capacity is 15.000 less than theirs why should they receive more tickets than we get for their flag waving foreigner infested coven?

Loads of blues can't get tickets for the Goodison derby so opening the Upper Bullens to our fans will enhance their hopes a bit – just as we do when we play other shite clubs.

Everton for once need to stand up in this City for once, instead of letting them call the shots all the time.

Jim Burns
41 Posted 15/03/2017 at 12:55:47
Well said, Colin – I sit near them in the Upper Bullens and the possibility of not having to smell their rank breath would be welcome next season.

Come on, Everton – do the right thing by your own fans.

Terry Underwood
42 Posted 15/03/2017 at 14:23:24
Ha Ha, well done moderators, ref my post at number 14, the first word I wrote was not "Twats" but did have 5 letters and began with C, same sentiment though.
Peter Lee
43 Posted 15/03/2017 at 19:22:22
Peter Gorman, could be, if so I stand corrected and apologise.
Steve Carse
44 Posted 15/03/2017 at 19:25:55
Have we got more that 2,709 gluttons for punishment though?
Joe O'Brien
45 Posted 15/03/2017 at 20:59:39
That's the spirit, Steve... you can't beat a bit of optimism.
Mick Davies
46 Posted 16/03/2017 at 00:50:34
The cheeky squatters!!! We should demand the right to have 50,000 seats, as Everton F C built that ground and never received any compo off Houlding and his shower of Tory thieves
Steve Carse
47 Posted 16/03/2017 at 19:08:30
Joe (45) I actually think of myself as something of an optimist when it comes to believing in the Mighty Blues. But repeated let downs at Anfield of the years have most definitely put me in the glutton for punishment category. I'll be one of the 2,709.
Will Mabon
48 Posted 17/03/2017 at 05:36:01
Can we get the big screen back to Goodison? With enough in the stadium we could out shout them across Stanley Park. Imagine hearing that cheer drift into their stunned silence when we score.

Terry, post 42:

Moderating is an esoteric art. Seems "Twat" is acceptable but I recently had one pulled for "Vag" in another context. Maybe it's due to flagging of comments.

Alexander Murphy
49 Posted 17/03/2017 at 06:38:17
Apparently, the decision relating to our ticket allocation is based upon our repeated failure to visit the club shop as part of our "Once in a lifetime Anfield Experience".
Eddy Grundy
50 Posted 17/03/2017 at 12:24:44
As a matter of interest, how many tickets did we allow them in December?
Dermot Byrne
51 Posted 17/03/2017 at 12:47:42
Good question Eddy and more comfortable with this than the Rom Soap. If rules/advice from police differ then I am now converted to all conspiracy theories including man on moon was shot in Hollywood! Wonder if anyone knows.
Brian Wilkinson
52 Posted 17/03/2017 at 14:04:29
Dermot, we gave Liverpool 2,870 for the December Goodson Derby.
Brian Wilkinson
53 Posted 17/03/2017 at 14:16:15
It was indeed shot in Hollywood, Dermot, how else can you explain someone taking a photo of Neil Armstrong stepping off, if Armstrong was the first to step on the moon. Besides, the Soup Dragon and his Clangers would have photobombed the picture.
Peter Lee
54 Posted 17/03/2017 at 14:19:44
Funny how words become un/acceptable.

"Twat, what's wrong with twat?" - David Cameron.

The early Americans had an aversion to the word "cock". Hence, they don't have cocks but roosters. (Did you not get the joke about Rooster Coburn in "True Grit"?)

Stopcocks, which we now call taps, were translated to faucets.

It was still happening until fairly recently when the family Fart changed their name to Trump. I think that the old Trump is doing a great job.

Dermot Byrne
55 Posted 17/03/2017 at 14:33:31
Not a great issue the allocation unless either club wanted to go back and show the world that Liverpool is the best footy city. That was great once when the allocation was bigger.

Now... As long as there is some fantasy noise for 10 mins the money men have their money. Our clubs? They must laugh at us providing the soundtrack to their show.

Will Mabon
56 Posted 17/03/2017 at 16:13:25
Peter, yes! Then there's Wanker in Australia...
Will Mabon
57 Posted 17/03/2017 at 16:17:01
"Dermot, we gave Liverpool 2,870 for the December Goodson Derby."

Really? That one went under the radar.

Mick Davies
58 Posted 17/03/2017 at 21:26:11
Peter @ 54. The BBC had an aversion too: during the 1966 FA Cup Final, Wolstenholme referred to Trebicock as Trebilco, as the 'cock' part was deemed offensive to Auntie Beeb.

Good job Cockfosters never reached a final.

Drew O'Neall
59 Posted 20/03/2017 at 07:31:13
Announce the new stadium and Lukaku and Barkley contract renewals 1st April, please Everton.
Bob Parrington
60 Posted 21/03/2017 at 07:12:45
Well, that's about 5% I guess (with 5%).

Our boys can make enough noise as Rom scores a brace plus Barkley's ace to take all three points and stun their crowd.

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