First two games moved for TV

Friday, 28 August, 2020 31comments  |  Jump to last
Everton's fixtures against Tottenham and West Bromwich Albion have been shifted to accommodate live television broadcast.

The Blues' trip to North London will now take place on Sunday 13 September with a 4:30pm kick-off time and coverage by Sky Sports.

Meanwhile the home match against the Baggies stays on Saturday 19 September but has been brought forward to a 12:30pm kick-off, with BT Sport screening the game.

Everton's third match, another trip to the Capital to face Crystal Palace will be played at 3pm on Saturday 26 September as scheduled but it won't be shown on domestic television.

The visit to Leicester City, originally scheduled for Tuesday 15 December at 7:45pm, will have to be moved due to the Foxes' participation in the Europa League but confirmation of the new date and time will come in due course.  

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Andrew Brookfield
1 Posted 28/08/2020 at 18:15:37
Great news. Let’s avoid the negativity and just be pleased we get to see the blues.
Tony Everan
2 Posted 28/08/2020 at 18:36:46
Thank you, Andrew, I clicked on this link fully expecting to see a big old moan. Great news it is!
Mike Gaynes
3 Posted 28/08/2020 at 18:46:59
Sorry, Tony and Andrew, I gotta moan about the Baggies game. 12:30pm at Goodison is 4:30am at my house. Not my best hour.
John Raftery
4 Posted 28/08/2020 at 18:56:55
It is being mooted in the last day or so that all games might be televised and made available to season ticket holders.
Tony Hill
5 Posted 28/08/2020 at 19:06:45
As a season ticket holder, I have to say that I don't like the idea of privileged access at this time. The games should be open to all. Watching the team should be a pleasure for every Blue, God knows we need all the pleasures we can find.

Mind you, whether watching us will actually be a pleasure remains to be seen.

Brent Stephens
6 Posted 28/08/2020 at 19:36:11
John #4, "It is being mooted in the last day or so that all games might be televised and made available to season ticket holders."

I wonder what the policy would be on refunds for season ticket holders If nobody else had access to the televised games. The club might argue that such privileged access to televised games warranted a reduction in refunds.

Mike: " I gotta moan about the Baggies game. 12:30pm at Goodison is 4:30am at my house. Not my best hour." Mike, you need to move closer to Goodison!

Mike Gaynes
7 Posted 28/08/2020 at 21:01:39
Brent, my beach house is for sale. My wife wants to move to Seattle. I don't.

Please send me some Merseyside listings. I promise not to bring any virus with me.

Tony Hill
8 Posted 28/08/2020 at 21:07:17
Bootle, Mike. Not the Pacific Northwest but closer to Bramley-Moore Dock.
Mike Gaynes
9 Posted 28/08/2020 at 21:34:45
Too urban for me, Tony. I need water views. Maybe up Crosby way, or out around West Kirkby. Just needs to be on a public transit line to BMD.
Mike Connolly
10 Posted 28/08/2020 at 21:38:03
Andrew #1, Great news, just be pleased to see the blues.

I can see LFC fans pleased with that, because most of them watch from the armchair.

The season should not have kicked off until everyone was allowed in, even if it took a year. Who benefitted from the start... the TV of course. TV were able to schedule every game even at 6pm kick offs. And that is exactly how they will try it again even when it returns to normality.

Every home games without our fans will be like an away match, and we all know what we're like away from home. Believe me we are in for a tough season.

Tony Hill
11 Posted 28/08/2020 at 21:59:24
Crosby has the Anthony Gormley figures, Mike, which you may have seen. They are very poignant and have something of the haunting immobility of our team.

Anyway, happy house-hunting.

Martin Reppion
12 Posted 28/08/2020 at 22:04:08
Mike, being 8 hours behind is nothing.

I live in Halifax.

It's 1976 here.

Paul Birmingham
13 Posted 28/08/2020 at 22:41:29
Tony @11, a great analogy, that's an epic poetic summary of our midfield. Lol!
John Kavanagh
14 Posted 28/08/2020 at 22:52:15
Tony @11. I'm surprised someone hasn't already put a Sigurdsson shirt on one.
Brent Stephens
15 Posted 28/08/2020 at 23:22:57
Mike “I need water views”. Don’t come to Southport then, Mike! On the coast but the sea is way out, man.
Mike Kehoe
16 Posted 29/08/2020 at 07:44:59
I can think of few occasions in recent years when watching the blues could be called a pleasure, especially with the unvarnished bias of Carragher.
Mike Kehoe
17 Posted 29/08/2020 at 08:20:04
I was going to end my Sky subscription because listening to the stupid bias shite of the likes of Carragher and Ferdinand was putting me off watching.

I make the experience of watching Everton less dismal by playing a form of bingo I call Gobshite! (trade mark) In which specific drivel remarks like ‘front foot' ‘it really is' or instances of Mcmanamamams over pronounced beauties like ‘it certingly is' or his observations of ‘nice and tight' etc tick a box.

Random Carragher biased is a wild card, so when the talk is about an away win for Port Vale or Carlisle's new away strip and Carragher pops up with an unconnected criticism of Everton, that's a win and you shout Gobshite! at the telly. Hours of fun for the whole family.
Definitely taking it to Dragon's Den.

Brian Williams
18 Posted 29/08/2020 at 08:33:12
Mike. Has to be West Kirby mate.

You and I can drink coffee, look out over the sea, and then waylay Marcel Brands to get the lowdown when he partakes of his daily constitutional.

Tony Everan
19 Posted 29/08/2020 at 08:40:17
Mike #9. It's all pointing to Crosby.

Carlo's got a pad there in the Beverley Hills part called Blundellsands. He could be your neighbour. He may even invite you on his evening strolls, asking opinion and discussing strategies, under the spectacular Crosby beach sunset.

Danny O’Neill
20 Posted 29/08/2020 at 11:16:46
I feel your pain Mike. Having spent a fair bit of time in the US and Texas in particular, having to drink at that time of the morning is a big ask. And watching Everton without a drink to hand is an even bigger one!
Danny O’Neill
21 Posted 29/08/2020 at 11:23:37
Now for the optimist. I'm a superstitious sole and note we play Tottenham followed by West Brom.

1984, we lost the opening fixture 4 - 1 to Tottenham followed by a 2 - 1 defeat to West Brom. We went on to have the finest season in our club's history. Romped to the league title with a then record points tally, won our first and only European trophy and only narrowly missed out on a historic treble in extra time at Wembley.

I'm off to the bookies . it worked for that Leicester fan a couple of years ago.

Yes, I was out last night and still feeling the effects!!

Brian Williams
22 Posted 29/08/2020 at 11:54:51
Must have been some stuff you were drinking Danny lol.
Jack Convery
23 Posted 29/08/2020 at 12:10:53
Mike @17 I've been playing that Bingo game for years with the BBC since Hansen and now Smurphy, Lawrenson, Green etc etc. I have a variation called C*nt - I play this during PMQs and Conservative Party broadcasts - I usually run out of ink ! I however did not trademark it so onward and upwards with your efforts on Dragons Den. I look forward to hearing our not so wonderful neighbours being referred to as the Red Sh*te, Bastards, Nobheads, Wankers and of course Kopites are Gobshites etc etc on National TV as you negotiate a deal and show EFC how its done. Good Luck !!
Jonathan Tasker
24 Posted 29/08/2020 at 12:30:07
Anyone want to guess who’s going to be on sky soccer Saturday ? And even whether Jeff will still be hosting.
I’m going with Jeff staying plus Merson as a definite. Then perm any from Clinton Morrison, Sue Smith, Alex White and Glen Johnson
Mick Davies
25 Posted 29/08/2020 at 17:30:17
Martin @ 12 Possibly the funniest post I've seen on T W lol
Mike Kehoe
26 Posted 29/08/2020 at 18:48:41
My other dragons den sure fire winner is to have Michael Owen narrate audio porn.
Dave Abrahams
27 Posted 29/08/2020 at 19:04:19
Mike (26), he’d even make that sound boring.
David Woodworth
28 Posted 29/08/2020 at 19:05:22
Jonathan 24, I use to like Sky News and Jeff Stelling and the lads, but that was a few years back. Sky Sports is so political now, fed up with that BLM advert chucked in your face. Only watch the footy and cricket now, even though you have to put up with everyone wearing a mong badge.
You are right about the new panelists, just waiting for a high profile just out of the closet lesbian or homosexual to get a seat, after all it pays well. That should draw them out. Flys and shit.
Brian Wilkinson
29 Posted 01/09/2020 at 01:09:43
How about John Barnes, David? An ex Red and right colour.
Carl Manning
30 Posted 06/09/2020 at 16:14:56
Just glad Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson have gone! They were shocking in the extreme.
Colin Glassar
31 Posted 06/09/2020 at 16:18:50
I stopped my Sky subscription recently so I'll have to suffer with the rest of you in Arabic or Dutch. Not a penny more to Murdoch or Carra!

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