This one will be slightly different apart from the hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as all the previous meetings have coincided with a home match and usually an early kick-off. Those attending the match dropping in after, and those without tickets having the luxury of watching the match with a beer before the rest arrived.
The first televised match for us is the rescheduled Aston Villa Game, which is an away fixture (kick-off 17:30) so I would suggest getting there well before, meeting a few familiar (or not so familiar) faces. Watch the match and then have the option to stay on for a while without disrupting any other commitments.
For those who have attended before, Peter the Bar Manager from Dublin has now left, so I would imagine most of the staff will have changed too. If you were barred before, you should be okay to go back (only joking, btw).
There is no need to inform of names etc, just turn up on the day, the more the merrier. Also, anyone who has not been before and lives fairly close, do try and make the effort – they are good events and something a bit different. It is a chance to meet 'names' and put faces to them too, and discuss all things Everton. A lot has happened in the last 2 years, so there should be plenty of subject matter.
Anyone not familiar with The Excelsior, it is on Dale Street, Liverpool, right next to where the now demolished flyover used to be. It is about a 2-minute walk from Moorfields Station and not that far from Lime Street or Central Stations. The Bus Station is not too far either. It has a good range of beers and they do a good range of pies with chips, gravy, peas etc. Hopefully see you all on the day!
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1 Posted 10/07/2021 at 12:58:47
2 Posted 10/07/2021 at 14:56:00
3 Posted 10/07/2021 at 15:11:05
4 Posted 10/07/2021 at 15:16:18
Thanks once again for your efforts but the Toffeeeweb meeting will occur, put yourself first for now, best of luck, see you soon.
5 Posted 10/07/2021 at 15:24:15
I'm still gonna pull my suitcase with the Everton stickers out of the garage. Nail down a date and location, and I'm gonna try like hell to make it.
6 Posted 10/07/2021 at 16:06:00
7 Posted 10/07/2021 at 16:07:25
8 Posted 11/07/2021 at 03:45:39
9 Posted 11/07/2021 at 06:41:03
Let me know when confirmed and I'll book my train.
Berlin to Liverpool either side of my 50th!!
10 Posted 11/07/2021 at 06:55:03
They don't normally do live matches, or didn't do, before Covid in UK at 15.00, but since Covid, a lot has changed, mind you, Rules could very well change for the Media Darlings too. Even if it was televised the RS very rarely stay on after the match, they scurry off back to their holes or Norway!
11 Posted 11/07/2021 at 07:17:03
12 Posted 11/07/2021 at 07:57:49
13 Posted 11/07/2021 at 08:06:35
Either way I'll travel. Quite nice that either side of my half a century innings I will spend time in Germany, a country where I spent time as a youngster and then Liverpool, my home city and most importantly, with Everton; my one true love. Along with the dogs, but they can't come along.
14 Posted 11/07/2021 at 09:12:07
15 Posted 11/07/2021 at 12:07:04
16 Posted 11/07/2021 at 12:39:15
17 Posted 11/07/2021 at 13:18:40
Who wants to be in a pub jam packed with foreign sex tourists!
(The author apologises for any offence caused to foreigners, or sex tourists).
18 Posted 11/07/2021 at 13:28:24
Can't book a train just yet as the Avanti West Coast website isn't allowing bookings out that far. I mean, two months?
Is something else on in the city that day? Looking at hotels and it's looking pretty booked and any of the decent ones are extortionate. I can stay with family, but they're all out Speke way so I'd rather just get somewhere in town.
19 Posted 11/07/2021 at 16:28:43
Flights aren't too bad, though, at moment. I don't want to book anything until it is definitely on,hopefully in city centre.
I don't mind when it is but nice if Liverpool were away.
Will give DK a ring.
20 Posted 11/07/2021 at 16:40:44
21 Posted 11/07/2021 at 16:41:17
I'm committed now as the family are insisting I come home for my 50th. Looking like it will turn into a complete weekend for me!
Dave, you've just reminded me, I stayed at the Lord Nelson when I visited my son in Uni. He was in digs just off London Road.
22 Posted 11/07/2021 at 16:42:20
23 Posted 11/07/2021 at 16:44:51
I will extend my stay.
24 Posted 11/07/2021 at 16:47:45
25 Posted 11/07/2021 at 17:08:43
26 Posted 11/07/2021 at 17:34:15
I have a one-man tent and a sleeping bag if all else fails! 😜😂
27 Posted 11/07/2021 at 17:40:32
28 Posted 11/07/2021 at 17:44:56
29 Posted 11/07/2021 at 17:48:02
I'd rather stay in town, but if need be, the family will put me up.
Really looking forward to it. As someone said earlier, faces to names and all that.
30 Posted 11/07/2021 at 17:58:36
31 Posted 11/07/2021 at 18:06:22
32 Posted 11/07/2021 at 18:28:33
33 Posted 12/07/2021 at 08:47:21
Sunday mornings to have a cheeky one as it used to have one of those Wacky Warehouse parts to it, so I could just throw him in the plastic ball and slide thing!!
34 Posted 13/07/2021 at 11:19:53
35 Posted 13/07/2021 at 11:53:40
My fall back will be to go and see the family. I'd rather be in town talking Everton than in the Fox in Speke. Although likely I'd end up in the Childe of Hale, which is a nice pub!!
36 Posted 13/07/2021 at 14:39:54
I might be wrong, but Im sure if Andy or Danny were to put in an alternative date when Liverpool are not at home, then they might be able to determine, what Im saying is actually true or not
37 Posted 13/07/2021 at 17:12:20
38 Posted 13/07/2021 at 17:20:20
I will speak to Derek, and maybe see what he thinks, especially because I might just be able to come through with some tickets now,🤞which would be great for yers, so maybe an alternative date might be better?
39 Posted 13/07/2021 at 17:30:52
I think town is a better bet and if a suitable alternative date can be found I will volunteer to pester one or two city based landlords I know to give us a room or two.
Danny ONeill youve obviously not been in Speke for a while; The Fox is long gone! You and Andy C shouldnt pay those exorbitant prices. Again depending on the final agreed date I should be able to sort you both out with clean and safe accommodation.
40 Posted 14/07/2021 at 08:52:36
41 Posted 14/07/2021 at 09:46:41
In fairness, the city centre is impressive these days and I know a lot of non-Liverpool friends who visit and have nothing but good things to say. Wait until that stadium is standing proud.
I didn't realise the Fox was gone Gerard! I've been up but just to see family. With the Dove & Olive (years ago) and the Peg (Dad's local), there can't be many pubs left in Speke now!!
I selfishly think somewhere in town. Flexible on the date.
42 Posted 14/07/2021 at 18:19:20
43 Posted 14/07/2021 at 18:24:17
44 Posted 14/07/2021 at 20:23:25
I think that will be a lot more popular with everyone, but the only thing being, it is not televised and is a 15.00 Kick off, so anyone without a ticket will either have to 'stream it' or listen via Radio. The other positive could be the Hotel prices will reduce significantly, and also can't see there being a lot of 'Canaries' flying round town.
I will of course post as soon as I know, and get word back from The Excelsior. I'm sure it will hopefully work out in the end, and I still have my Plan B a possibility too. Be great to see everyone again, as it is over two years since the last one with Covid causing a forced hiatus.
45 Posted 14/07/2021 at 20:42:55
Unfortunately Liverpool play Brentford away on this date: 25 September 2021, and the game is on TV at 5:30 pm, so The Excelsior will be packed with Red fans from about 4:30 pm onwards.
46 Posted 15/07/2021 at 09:22:33
If we get there first and dominate the ground, then possession is 9 tenths right Dave?!!
47 Posted 15/07/2021 at 09:47:26
A home game for us means most city centre pubs will be full of RS watching from their usual seat, in front of a TV, while an away game for us means all city centre hotels are full of RS tourists. Has anyone, particularly Derek, maybe thought of a location away from the city centre?
Anyway, by the looks of it, it could be well into October before a suitable date is found which is convenient for most. I would love to attend the get-together providing it's a home game.
48 Posted 16/07/2021 at 13:36:40
49 Posted 17/07/2021 at 12:47:33
I was disappointed with the attitude of The Excelsior (Manager) having spoken to him on the Wednesday he asked me to phone back Friday and he would give a definitive ' Yes or No, as to getting the room on the 25th. I phoned back as requested and he wasn't even there, and unlikely to be available till the weekend. So the Bramley has come to the rescue.
It is about a ten minute walk from Sandhills Station on the Southport line, the Postcode is L5 9SR and is listed as 32-34 Regent Road, basically walk towards the river from the Station turn left on Regent Road and walk towards town. Hopefully this could be our new TW Get Together Home, and appropriately next to our new Stadium.
Apologies for all the mix ups previously but at least we now have a definite date, and a place to accommodate us without fuss or ado. Hopefully see you all there on the day!
50 Posted 17/07/2021 at 13:06:13
51 Posted 17/07/2021 at 13:12:27
52 Posted 17/07/2021 at 13:17:11
The Freddie Mercury gear.
53 Posted 17/07/2021 at 13:17:44
54 Posted 17/07/2021 at 14:08:04
55 Posted 17/07/2021 at 14:12:54
56 Posted 17/07/2021 at 14:30:47
57 Posted 18/07/2021 at 13:25:59
58 Posted 18/07/2021 at 15:44:32
It was then by popular demand to be pushed forward a week, to the Norwich Game (not televised) but again would have clashed with the Liverpool away game with Brentwood (televised for 17.30 kick off) plus the Manager messing about saying to ring back for a definite answer. Then not even having the decency to be there at all.
Luckily it could be a blessing in disguise Bill, and appropriately could be our new TW Get Together Home for a long time to come. Just outside our new Stadium, so getting our collective feet under their table, may prove to be a good move early on. Imagine how popular it will become once we are moved there. It may recruit some new blood to TW in General too.
A big hand must go to Tony Abrahams who suggested it, to be honest, I was well aware of the Pub, but didn't realise that it had re-opened, so would never have given it a second thought. It serves many purposes along the way, out of the Centre but not too far away either, accessible by train, bus and taxi, and more importantly on the doorstep of our New Home.
59 Posted 18/07/2021 at 15:55:27
Just think we can watch the stadium rise from the dock before our own eyes!
60 Posted 18/07/2021 at 16:17:55
Good to see these get togethers happen.
However I'll have to miss this one, sadly I'm shielding someone and in the words of Professor Whitty: "The numbers could get scary" with the delta variant.
Thanks for the invite, I look forward to a future one.
61 Posted 18/07/2021 at 16:57:59
After watching us win 3 - 0 and having had a few refreshments, I will be able to stand outside and visualise our new home.
I just hope the juice doesn't get the better of me and I try to visit it as I'm not a great swimmer.
62 Posted 18/07/2021 at 17:12:14
63 Posted 18/07/2021 at 18:06:07
64 Posted 18/07/2021 at 18:29:00
65 Posted 18/07/2021 at 19:25:51
66 Posted 18/07/2021 at 20:05:53
Heard a rumour that Mike Gaynes and Jay Wood have flights booked and Richard Dodd and Tony Marsh drink in the Bramley-Moore.
67 Posted 18/07/2021 at 20:13:08
Derek, thanks mate, I will and put my daughter on stand-by just in case.
68 Posted 18/07/2021 at 22:12:03
Hi Andy  I will be able to thank you personally for the Derek Dougan book that you kindly sent to me, the Covid pandemic put paid to any chance of me doing so at the time, but with a bit of luck I'll be able to buy you a pint or two when we meet again.
69 Posted 20/07/2021 at 11:28:27
70 Posted 20/07/2021 at 12:02:46
71 Posted 20/07/2021 at 19:30:17
72 Posted 25/07/2021 at 18:36:09
73 Posted 25/07/2021 at 18:40:31
74 Posted 25/07/2021 at 19:09:01
I was speaking to Dave Abrahams the other day by phone, and he was saying it was a very vibrant pub back in the day. I have been in myself before, but probably 30 years ago or more, and I expect it will look a lot different now to my recollections. Hope to see you Jim, if not we'll send the busies out to look for you! No Hiding Place. :-)
75 Posted 29/07/2021 at 13:24:26
76 Posted 29/07/2021 at 23:30:56
I've only just spotted this thread. Would love it at the Bramley Pub and after a home match as, Covid and health permitting, I'll be going to all the away matches.
Easiest public transport to Sandhills will be the People's Buses (usually grey) which leave from the side of Stanley Park (Walton Lane) after the game.
Then it's a 15 minute walk to the pub. I wonder if the licensee's a Blue?
Derek; I bet the pub's unchanged from your last visit. It's very 1970s,
77 Posted 29/07/2021 at 23:52:42
78 Posted 30/07/2021 at 12:19:23
Trains to Sandhills. ALL trains from Central go to Sandhills EXCEPT the Hunts Cross one. They leave every few minutes and the journey time is 6 minutes.
You can also go from Lime Street Low Level. Change at Central, one stop away on the loopline.
The return journey from Sandhills to Lime Street is slightly different. Either change at Moorfields for Lime St. or (quicker), go directly to Central and Lime Street is a 5 minute walk away.
79 Posted 31/07/2021 at 14:56:48
I called in the Bramley Moore the other day, you're right: it's still very 1970s! To be fair, the pub has done well to last through the lean years. Quite friendly though and spacious too. I do believe the owner is a Blue and certainly most of the regulars I spoke to are Blues.
80 Posted 31/07/2021 at 15:14:02
The owner of the Bramley Moore is the sister of one of KEIOC's founder members.
81 Posted 02/08/2021 at 14:51:07
83 Posted 08/08/2021 at 06:24:17
Looking forward. Mine's a Pinot Grigio!
84 Posted 08/08/2021 at 07:44:11
85 Posted 08/08/2021 at 16:17:20
The first one I went to was in the Midland (the Mike Gaynes one). I hadn't planned to go and kind of turned up out of the blue. I was in the Midland quite early and thought I'd got the wrong day when a gang arrived with what could have been no-one but Mike in the centre.
I can't remember what hotel I stayed in. Actually, I don't think I could remember when I left the Midland!
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