Six more games selected for live coverage

Friday, 12 October, 2018 47comments  |  Jump to last
Everton's upcoming games in December and January against Liverpool, Watford, Manchester City, Tottenham, Leicester and Bournemouth have all been rescheduled for TV.

Sky Sports have announced that the following of the Blues' fixtures have been selected for broadcast:

Liverpool v Everton
Sunday, 2 December, 4.15pm

Everton v Watford
Monday, 10 December, 8pm

Manchester City v Everton
Saturday, 15 December, 12.30pm

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday, 23 December, 4pm

Everton v Leicester City
Tuesday, 1 January, 12.30pm

Everton v Bournemouth
Sunday, 13 January, 2.15pm

It means that by the time Everton play their 22nd match of the Premier League season, over half of their games will have been shown live on either Sky Sports or BT Sport.  

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Andy Meighan
1 Posted 12/10/2018 at 20:35:09
I hate them Monday night games...
Paul Hewitt
2 Posted 12/10/2018 at 20:35:14
Must be doing something right, if BT and Sky want to show us so much.
Colin Glassar
3 Posted 12/10/2018 at 20:35:59
Could it be that we are now entertaining to watch?
Sam Barrett
4 Posted 12/10/2018 at 20:47:12
Bernard will tear them all apart again.
Jim Bennings
5 Posted 12/10/2018 at 20:48:01
Watford on a Monday night in December... days after a Wednesday night home game against Newcastle?
Paul Hewitt
6 Posted 12/10/2018 at 20:51:30
Think the Watford game is at home, Jim.
Mike Gaynes
7 Posted 12/10/2018 at 21:05:14
What, whoa, the derby's been moved from Saturday to Sunday????
David McMullen
8 Posted 12/10/2018 at 21:22:46
Will there be any more changes via BT?
Rob Halligan
9 Posted 12/10/2018 at 21:30:24
Mike # 7, what date are scheduled to fly home?
Minik Hansen
10 Posted 12/10/2018 at 21:47:41
Jim #5 I first realised it's 8 pm at night, thought it was morning when I read it!!! I was already imagining and would be ready to get up 5 am in the morning to watch the blues lol
Derek Knox
11 Posted 12/10/2018 at 21:48:19
Mike Gaynes, I hope that doesn't disrupt your plans too much, I remember us talking about it a while back, we were all hoping to meet up before and after the game on the 1st.

Keep us all up to speed on any new enforced arrangements, which hopefully isn't too much of a bummer for you.

Chris Leyland
12 Posted 12/10/2018 at 21:49:02
Just looking at the fixtures over the Christmas period and we play 4 games every 3 days as follows:


Meanwhile, the shite play as follows:

So, they get two five day breaks. How is that in any way fair and equitable?

Chris Leyland
13 Posted 12/10/2018 at 21:52:12
David 8, BT haven't picked any of our games for live viewing on their picks up to end of January.
Mike Gaynes
14 Posted 12/10/2018 at 21:52:55
Derek, no, in fact I'm delighted. It means Peter Mills and I can go watch our Marine AFC boys on Saturday afternoon in Crosby!!!

I allowed for this possibility with a Tuesday flight home, so I'll still have plenty of time for all of us to meet up. Friday or Saturday evening for sure.

Mike Gaynes
15 Posted 12/10/2018 at 21:56:03
Rob #9, I fly out of Heathrow on Tuesday morning, so it's all good!

Can't wait to see you, mate. Heard from Keith recently?

Peter Mills
16 Posted 12/10/2018 at 22:00:12
Mike, I hope we can work with that? I'm okay to get you to Manchester airport straight after the match, probably get you there for 8:00pm-ish.
Peter Mills
17 Posted 12/10/2018 at 22:02:07
Ok Mike, I’ll email you tomorrow.
Rob Halligan
18 Posted 12/10/2018 at 22:05:25
Mike, all the time mate. If possible, can you e mail when you are due to arrive in Liverpool, and also, if possible, keep the Friday free.
Peter Mills
19 Posted 12/10/2018 at 22:20:11
Rob, we have Mike occupied until the Friday afternoon, a get-together after that sounds good, perhaps in the Midland Hotel opposite Central Station for convenience?

Will keep in touch.

Rob Halligan
20 Posted 12/10/2018 at 22:38:31
Hi Pete. Have sent you an email.
Neil Wood
21 Posted 12/10/2018 at 23:33:03
Can I come too!
Garry Corgan
22 Posted 12/10/2018 at 23:35:16
Kick-off times never bothered me until I finally got a season ticket. Now I much prefer Saturday games to start the weekend! Sunday 4pm games leave me no time to recover!
Dennis Stevens
23 Posted 12/10/2018 at 23:41:32
BBC Sport shows a table of the number of hours from the first match to the last over the festive period. It'll come as no surprise to find out Everton have the least time at 212 & those luvable reds have the most at 312. Even the BBC title the table "Level playing field?"!
Mike Gaynes
24 Posted 12/10/2018 at 00:14:30
Neil, everybody's welcome who's damn fool enough to want to meet me!

Except maybe for a few of the TW trolls. They know who they are.

Apologies, guys, posted incorrect info – I'm flying home Monday AM, not Tuesday. So I'll have to scoot right after the final whistle.

Steve Ferns
25 Posted 13/10/2018 at 00:24:20
Mike, I’d be delighted to meet up with you guys. Let me know when and where.
Don Alexander
26 Posted 13/10/2018 at 01:21:55
Mike (#24), I suspect that the "trolls" you allude to are unaware of their status. Ignorance is a core characteristic of trolls in my experience.

Whatever, enjoy your trip ....... unless I'm a troll too!

Mike Gaynes
27 Posted 13/10/2018 at 02:21:17
Steve, your presence will be very important. We're definitely gonna need a lawyer.
Neil Wood
28 Posted 13/10/2018 at 09:40:53
Mike, thank you. I shall make every effort to get some time off work and make one in. Would love to put a few faces to the names.


David Greenwood
29 Posted 13/10/2018 at 10:09:58
Have a great trip, Mike.
Liam Reilly
30 Posted 13/10/2018 at 12:18:56
Scheduling is not great, but there's 3 home games in that run and that's why we need a squad so we shouldn't moan.

I always find Everton perform better when up against it anyway; because, if we had the lightest schedule, you can be sure we'd screw up that advantage royally.

Mike Gaynes
31 Posted 13/10/2018 at 15:19:11
David! Great to see your post. Hoping to meet up with you again... hugely enjoyed our conversation at the Winslow that day.
Tony Abrahams
32 Posted 13/10/2018 at 15:48:35
That's a good pub, Peter, very central for everyone and I'm sure a few people will turn up for Mike G.

Chris@12, all's that smiling/“crying cunt Klopp”, has done since he arrived in England is go on about the congested Christmas program.

The more you accept things, the less they look after you, seems to be the rule, and although it's not our style, maybe we should turn into crying bastards ourselves sometimes?

Tony Abrahams
33 Posted 13/10/2018 at 15:51:08
Talking of moaners, I haven't read anything off Darren H, for a while? If you're still reading, Darren, I hope everything's alright mate, and I look forward to seeing you at Mike's party!
David Greenwood
34 Posted 13/10/2018 at 16:26:19
That was a good day, Mike.

Didn't we win every game when you were over last time?

Same again this time please!

Jamie Crowley
35 Posted 13/10/2018 at 17:42:44
Mike Gaynes -

Scoot right after the derby? Are you mad?

No, no, no.

After the derby go out, drink excessively, stay out late, and make the most of every single second over there.

Wake up, hung to the gills, get on the plane, and have about 11 or so hours in the air to sleep it off.

Leave right away after the game?! Dude, you're a cancer survivor. Live hard brother!

;0) Have fun. Love ya.

Paul Birmingham
36 Posted 13/10/2018 at 20:48:33
It seems this rejig of the games puts more stress on our squad more than the rest of the Premier League, in terms of minimum time to play these games, and the RS, somehow, get the best time out of all the Premier League to play their Chrimbo and New Year fixtures.

I hope we get the fight and win all our games in good style. Who cares about the RS, but Sky and BT etc talks and this is the unfair scenario. Hopefully we get damage money..

Mockery compared to the old days, in bygone times, but the current times, it shows that this team more than most needs some true grit and fighting spirit. Let's hope the Leicester spirit is the spark for this season.

Peter Mills
37 Posted 13/10/2018 at 22:26:40
Jamie (#35), I enjoy your posts and general outlook on life. But there haven't been many times over the past 50-odd years of Anfield derbies when I have felt like doing what you advise.

If Gaynes maintains his 100% win record whilst attending Everton games, he will not be going out anywhere. He will not be going home. He will be gently introduced to the gimp basement at my house, to be allowed day release very strategically.

Jamie Crowley
38 Posted 13/10/2018 at 23:30:40
Peter -

You're a pro. I'm an amateur. I humbly bow to your suggestion and approach.

Gaynes will keep his 100% win record. I've a feeling.

Warm up that good-luck gimp basement and get 'er ready!

Mike - you're not going home buddy. Plan accordingly.

Don Alexander
39 Posted 14/10/2018 at 01:04:14
Quality post Peter, quality!
Mike Gaynes
40 Posted 14/10/2018 at 03:48:37
No problem, Peter and Jamie. I'd become a citizen, only your politics are just as insane as ours.

Jamie, on my one-Guinness limit, this IS living hard by my pathetic standards. But as for savoring every minute, I've got that part down pat.

Nonetheless, I have the same feeling about this game that you guys do.

1-2 the final. Save this post.

Brent Stephens
41 Posted 14/10/2018 at 04:13:22
Peter #37 - class!

Mike G. - glad this doesn't mean you miss the rs game.

Tony Abrahams
42 Posted 14/10/2018 at 08:06:55
Don’t be telling us scousers you only drink one Guinness, Mike, or you will end up in the Guinness Book Of Records, for being the only fella that turns up for his own party!

Peter Mills
43 Posted 15/10/2018 at 10:37:18
Mike has a fairly busy schedule when he is over here. As the venue worked well for John McFarlane's birthday bash, I am proposing to take Mike to the Midland Hotel (on the corner of Ranelagh Street and Cases Street, opposite Central Station) between 5:00 and 7:00pm on Friday 30 November.

Many people sent Mike their good wishes with posts on here before and after his previous visit. For anyone wanting to do so this time in person, this is your chance. All are welcome.

I'll post a reminder on here in November.

Dave Abrahams
44 Posted 17/10/2018 at 21:10:15
Peter (43), I've just seen this thread and I'd love to go to "Mike's Party". The venue is pretty central for most people who want to go.

Mike, one Guinness will be enough for you, mate, you can get absolutely bladdered on the 2-1 victory – that will be the equal of 10 pints to me!

I look forward to meeting you. Sorry our Tony can't go... he washes his hair on a Friday night!!!!

Peter Mills
45 Posted 17/10/2018 at 21:21:26
It'll be great to see you again, Dave.

Sorry to hear about Tony, but I'm the last person to be able to comment on hair washing!

John McFarlane Snr
46 Posted 17/10/2018 at 22:05:22
Hi Peter [43], I've been working on the 'An alternative Team of the century' article, Just the forward line to do now. I would love to meet up again, and I will do my best to attend.
Peter Mills
47 Posted 18/10/2018 at 09:26:13
John, I hope to see you then.

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