A fan event was held at Finch Farm today for all those fans who attended every game, home and away, last season. Obviously, not everyone who didn't miss a game last season could attend due to work commitments or being on holiday. The official site says about 450 were in attendance.
Anyway, the event was scheduled to start at 3:30 pm and finish at about 5:30 pm. Upon arrival at Finch Farm, we were given a voucher for food and drink, although no alcohol was available. As the event was held outdoors, several activities were set up, including darts football, hit the crossbar (a bit like the one on Soccer AM when a ball is thrown at a small net and you have to volley the ball), pool football and a golf challenge. The food consisted of a burger and chips, or pulled pork and chips, and a fizzy drink or water. Surprisingly, the food was quite good!!
In attendance were Seamus Coleman, Richarlison, Michael Keane and Tom Davies. All of them posed for photographs and signing shirts etc, before being interviewed on the stage. Marco Silva and Denise Barrett-Baxendale were also present, thanking all the fans for their wonderful support last season. A wonderful gesture was announced by the CEO when she said one free away ticket would be available for everyone who didn't miss a game last season, although I'm not sure if this includes those who couldn't attend the event today? The good thing about the free ticket is that you can pick your own game.
Although we didn't see much in the way of facilities at Finch Farm, the area we were in looked immaculate. I wish my lawn could look like the pitch we were on, but we could see an enclosed pitch just behind us, and this pitch looked like a snooker table. This pitch is provided for academy games, as there are two very small stands on one side of the pitch.
Overall, it was a fairly decent day. It's good that the club think of the fans in this way. Here's looking forward to a successful season for the club.
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1 Posted 01/08/2019 at 00:45:43
Well done, ya big shot-stopper, ya!
2 Posted 01/08/2019 at 01:37:18
Transport was provided by Maghull Coaches (actually double-decker buses) and, oddly, we went via Gateacre, Woolton and Hunts Cross. At one stage ,we parked up by the Black Woods, for close on 20 minutes, finally arriving at Finch Farm just after the appointed time of 3:30pm.
The return journey was via the more direct route of the Knowsley Expressway and the M57.
All-in-all, a pleasant afternoon.
3 Posted 01/08/2019 at 08:19:21
4 Posted 01/08/2019 at 08:37:49
5 Posted 01/08/2019 at 09:11:28
"A wonderful gesture was announced by the CEO when she said one free away ticket would be available for everyone who didn't miss a game last season, although I'm not sure if this includes those who couldn't attend the event today? The good thing about the free ticket is that you can pick your own game".
Get your name down for that final at Wembley, Rob.
6 Posted 01/08/2019 at 09:22:30
7 Posted 01/08/2019 at 09:40:21
8 Posted 01/08/2019 at 15:55:22
9 Posted 01/08/2019 at 18:14:49
10 Posted 01/08/2019 at 20:02:14
11 Posted 01/08/2019 at 21:45:33
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