Fulham trip moved back for TV coverage

Friday, 13 November, 2020 18comments  |  Jump to last
Everton's match against Fulham after the international break will now be played on Sunday 22nd November at noon.

The game was originally a 3pm kick-off on the day before but following the decision to screen all Premier League matches across the UK, the Blues' visit to Craven Cottage will be shown by the BBC.

In what is a sharp u-turn on the recent pay-perv-view structure whereby fans were being charged £14.95 for matches not selected for broadcast by Sky, BT or Amazon, a Premier League statement read:

"Working with our broadcast partners, and with the support of clubs, all matches will be shown via existing Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon and BBC services.

"Details of the first additional selections covering the period until the end of November are announced today. December and January selections will follow in due course alongside our usual UK live matches.

"There is a full schedule of Premier League games over the festive period and clubs are committed to an accessible solution for fans.

"These plans have been made with the cooperation of our broadcast partners, working with us to deliver these additional matches while stadiums are missing the supporters who are such an integral part of the game."


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Bernard Dooley
1 Posted 13/11/2020 at 18:15:53
This a good result on two counts:

It's on the BBC so far more of us get to see the match, and given that we have Richarlison, James and Allan making round trips of about 28,000 air miles to fulfil international duties, they get an extra 21 hours recuperation time with a 12:00 noon kickoff on the Sunday.

Brian Murray
2 Posted 13/11/2020 at 19:15:52

Keep it lowkey and downplay it – we wouldn't want to have any slight pressure to turn up for a change, knowing our sensitive bunch.

Derek Knox
3 Posted 14/11/2020 at 06:37:52
Shouldn't interrupt travel plans too much, I'll either be in the lounge, kitchen or bathroom. :-)
Peter Mills
4 Posted 14/11/2020 at 07:55:41
Time for a bit of lunch at 2 o'clock before the big match on BT at 2:45pm, Marine v Havant & Waterlooville in the 2nd round of the FA Cup.
Tony Abrahams
5 Posted 14/11/2020 at 08:14:37
No fans allowed, Peter? Hopefully this suits Marine. 🤞
Derek Thomas
6 Posted 14/11/2020 at 08:31:52
Selfish I know, but I love UK Noon kick offs, this equals a 10pm for me... and even better when we win.
Peter Mills
7 Posted 14/11/2020 at 09:37:17
Tony #5,

No fans, unfortunately. I'm still weighing up my options. I may volunteer as a ball boy for the day, but someone would have to set their dog on me for me to get over a 6 ft garden wall these days.

Alternatively, go to one of the houses that back onto the ground and watch through the mesh fence.

Or watch us at Fulham with a few beers before settling down for the main event.

Paul Birmingham
8 Posted 14/11/2020 at 11:05:54
Hopefully we can start this match with no fears, fresh impetus and do the business.

But this is the type of game in recent seasons where Everton couldn't be arsed, and the records speak for themselves.

A good run into Christmas, and keep the flame of hope burning for 2021.

Brian Murray
9 Posted 14/11/2020 at 11:51:30
A chance to get near the top again. All the UK watching! Our fans urging them on in spirit. What could go wrong?

I can hear Sigurdsson's knees knocking from here.

Minik Hansen
10 Posted 14/11/2020 at 12:16:44
#6 Derek, 9am for me. First thing in the morning after breakfast. ;)

On the stats against Fulham, there's a way to take it into our advantage. James, Allan, Doucouré, Richarlison won't be arsed, and go full throttle.

Alan J Thompson
11 Posted 14/11/2020 at 15:21:35
Peter (#7); You disappoint me. Where is that Evertonian originality that usually comes to the fore in these matters? No, not the Queen's halftime tea, with or without milk & sugar, but a clipboard with Council insignia, Red Cross armband and officers hat to officially ensure no spectators and proper social distancing for those allowed.

Or better still, part of the TV company broadcasting FA Cup matches to verify that facilities are as required for future broadcasts but don't fall into the trap of saying it is also in case a neutral venue may be required for future ties.

Are there any trees with unobstructed lines of binocular sight? Oh, alright, a couple of bottles of brown in front of the telly.

Peter Mills
12 Posted 14/11/2020 at 16:41:35
Alan, my current thoughts revolve around a cul-de-sac and an articulated cherry picker.
Alan J Thompson
13 Posted 14/11/2020 at 16:44:17
Yes, Peter, but what about the football?
Paul Kernot
14 Posted 14/11/2020 at 22:44:05
Brian #9. You can hear Sigurdsson's knees knocking. Is that just before the cross from Antonee Robinson after skinning Jonjoe Kenny, flapped at by Pickford under pressure from Mitrovic, and deftly chipped in by Lookman after jinking past 3 of our defenders from the ensuing melee?
Alan J Thompson
15 Posted 15/11/2020 at 12:24:04
Craven Cottage. I remember my first visit when we hitch-hiked to London to see Ernie Hunt inn his first game for Everton.
Lost 2-1!
Justin Doone
16 Posted 16/11/2020 at 10:35:10
During restart in July, BT were the only UK channel not to show any free games if you were not an existing BT subscriber.


I hope they all show free games, even for non subscription fans. Otherwise other media should name and shame them.

Michael Lynch
17 Posted 16/11/2020 at 10:56:29
Fulham is one of my favourite away-days. The ground's location is brilliant, right on the river, and a walk to the ground through a nice park. Great family vibes. Plus, the bonus of some more than decent pubs across the river in Putney over-looking the Thames, giving us oiks the chance to mingle with the posh rowing types. They love a bit of scouse rough down there

Ah well, hopefully we'll both be in the PL next season.

Peter Mills
18 Posted 17/11/2020 at 17:34:25
A minor flaw in my plan has just been pointed out to me – Marine's game is not until 29th November!

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