Everton to play local Austrian side next weekend

Saturday, 7 July, 2018 10comments  |  Jump to last
Everton will take on local team ATV Irdning during their pre-season training spell in Austria next Saturday, 14 July.

The Blues will take on ATV at the Austrian side's ATV Riesneralm Arena, kicking off at 5pm local time (4pm UK time).

A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the match with admission prices to be confirmed in due course.

Live streaming of selected pre-season games will be available for FREE on EvertonTV for Official Members and Season Ticket holders. Individual match passes will also be available on a pay-per-view basis. More information will be confirmed on Monday.


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Steve Ferns
1 Posted 07/07/2018 at 20:05:46
You get official membership free with your season ticket. Log in before the game to make sure it’s working.
Drew O'Neall
2 Posted 07/07/2018 at 22:07:14
Pickford only doing 60 mins to stay fresh for the final.
Mark McParlan
3 Posted 08/07/2018 at 09:15:39
"ATV Irdning" – a side that doesn't even have a Wikipedia article.

You wonder what the players are going to gain from playing these rank amateurs.

Alan McGuffog
4 Posted 08/07/2018 at 09:37:59
Maybe a draw, Mark?
Steve Ferns
5 Posted 08/07/2018 at 10:21:07
Mark, this is not a match to fine tune us, it's to put into practice what we've been working on. Basically we'll have ripped up everything Martinez, Koeman and Allardyce taught us. We'll be starting from zero again.

It's not about putting 7 past someone, I'm sure the RS learnt loads from that one, it's about practicing shape, transitioning, positioning and movement. As it's all change, you need to effect this against lesser opposition.

There's more games after this one to build up to the start of the season. Let's just consider this for what it is, part of the training.

Ray Smith
6 Posted 08/07/2018 at 13:52:51
Steve (#1),

I've purchased my first season ticket, having now retired and supported Everton since 1964. However, I understand that my season ticket will arrive 2 weeks before the season starts.

My question is:- do I have to wait for it to physically arrive, or can I log in with the details on my receipt?

Steve Ferns
7 Posted 08/07/2018 at 14:31:48
Just log on and watch Members Only content. It should be okay. If it works, I'd assume you'll be good to go. If it doesn't, email the club.
Ray Smith
8 Posted 08/07/2018 at 14:53:26
Steve (#7),


Robert Workman
9 Posted 09/07/2018 at 11:25:49
Last week I contacted Everton, via their website, for details of the proposed game in Austria. I live in Vienna and was hoping that a fixture would be arranged against an Austrian Bundesliga team.

This is the response that I received from the Everton Customer Contact Centre on 6th July:-
"Unfortunately we do not have any details of an Austrian based tour or any public viewing for training sessions in Austria."

I replied by pointing out that Everton will shortly be leaving for pre-season training in Austria. Adding that it was announced that they will play a friendly match.

I received this reply :-
"Can you please provide me with a link as I cannot see any announcements for Austria training?"

By this time the match against ATV Irdning had been announced. So I was able to point out that details were on the Everton website. I did consider attaching a link, but felt that maybe this was carrying sarcasm too far!

Robert Workman
10 Posted 09/07/2018 at 11:39:05
I would like to make a further point/criticism of Everton over this matter. A few years ago, following pre-season training in Austria, Everton played a friendly against Austria Vienna, a Bundesliga team. It was Roberto Martinez's first game in charge.

On Friday, Austria Vienna will be opening their totally refurbished stadium with a friendly against Borussia Dortmund. Okay, in some quarters, Borussia Dortmund would be regarded as a bigger attraction than Everton. I just believe that it is a missed opportunity, particularly as Everton will be in Austria on Friday.

Why didn't they arrange a game against a Bundesliga team?
RB Salzburg, the champions, are situated not far from the training camp. Instead, they are playing a minor team. They may as well play against our U23s!

Incidentally, just to echo the sentiments regarding Joel Robles. The game I referred to was his debut for Everton. He played a blinder. After the game, he came out to meet the remaining fans in the stand, along with, as you might expect, Baines and Jagielka.

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