Everton get go-ahead for fans to attend Wolves game

Monday, 10 May, 2021 9comments  |  Jump to last
Everton will be allowed to admit supporters to Goodison Park for the first time since December when they face Wolves on 19th May in line with the Government's roadmap out of the prolonged COVID-19 shutdown.

No fans have been allowed to attend the Blues' home games since 2,000 watched the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Manchester United but Liverpool's Ground Safety Advisory Group agreed today that both Everton and Liverpool can safely host up to 6,500 and 10,000 people respectively for their final home fixtures of the season.

Everton have a ballot underway to decide which season ticket holders can attend the Wolves match; no away fans will be permitted at Premier League grounds until next season at the earliest.  

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Karl Masters
1 Posted 11/05/2021 at 01:56:00
That'll be the noisiest 6,500 fans that have ever been at Goodison, although I do remember a Milk Cup (Carabao Cup nowadays younger readers) tie against Coventry in November 1983 just three days after losing 3-0 at Anfield when only about 8,900 turned up.

We were terrible and so were the crowds at the time, barely 15,000 even for a Saturday 3pm league game. The gloom deepened as Coventry took the lead early in the second half. We looked like we'd never score but two goals in the last 3 minutes and Graeme Sharp's winner was greeted by a massive roar. One of those ones where the sound on the telly goes all funny!

8,900 fans pushing for a last minute winner can make a hell of a lot more noise than 40,000 comatose fans during a dull match.

Paul Melling
2 Posted 11/05/2021 at 05:30:01
Karl #1. I was also at that game, it was a surreal experience!

Jack Convery
3 Posted 11/05/2021 at 06:13:51
I was there too that night. Great atmosphere as we came back to win... The crowd was 9,080. I can see it clearly even now on the electronic scoreboard.

It was Peter Reid coming on as a sub that changed the match. A certain man called Sam was their centre-half that night.

Barry Rathbone
4 Posted 11/05/2021 at 06:15:18

Probably double that amount in the ground – announced attendances were a joke in those days – the tax dodging monkeys.

When capacity was 52k and the place chocca, the announcer would sheepishly say "Today's attendance was 32k" begging the question how you could get another 20k into a few vacant seats in the Bullens Road and Main Stands?

Brian Williams
5 Posted 11/05/2021 at 19:56:35
I'll be there, woohoo!
Allen Rodgers
6 Posted 14/05/2021 at 12:39:12
Me too, Brian @5, I got my ticket at the second time of asking. I was on a high till last night... oh dear!
Mike Doyle
7 Posted 14/05/2021 at 13:20:54
Congratulations, Brian & Allen. As long-standing supporters, I trust you'll be taking your own cushions with you – ready to throw at the end of the performance if it merits it?
Kieran Kinsella
8 Posted 14/05/2021 at 14:06:10
Brian Williams, you'd better clear your throat because you've a years worth of ToffeeWeb punditry from hundreds of people with differing opinions to relay to the team.
Kieran Kinsella
9 Posted 14/05/2021 at 14:08:10
Bloody Google rubbing it in. I typed 'Everton' into the search field and the predictive text suggested: "When did Everton last win a trophy?"

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