Two April matches moved for TV

Wednesday, 23 February, 2022 4comments  |  Jump to last

Everton's upcoming games against West Ham Utd and Manchester Utd in early April have been rescheduled to accommodate live broadcasting.

The Blues' game at the London Stadium against the Hammers which will pit Frank Lampard against the club where he started his playing career will now kick off on Sunday 3 April at 2:00 pm with coverage on Sky Sports.

The home fixture against Man Utd has been brought forward to 12:30 pm on Saturday 9 April and will be screened by BT Sport.


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Rob Halligan
1 Posted 24/02/2022 at 23:29:59
Not very clever planning by the Premier League. 9th April is also the day of the Grand National. The city centre will be ram packed with match goers and race goers. It's not like we're playing someone like Brighton or Norwich who would not bring many fans, but it's Man Utd, many of whom will travel to Liverpool by train.

Should be fun back in the city centre after the game. I assume the kick off has been brought forward to prevent a clash with the national which starts at 17:15, but even so, there will still be plenty of Man Utd fans knocking about.

Lynn Maher
2 Posted 26/02/2022 at 08:02:35
Rob, it's unbelievable that this is happening. It's not just after match but getting to it. I have lived close to Aintree racecourse for the last 14 years and know just how busy it is in the area. Plus County Road, one of the roads used by race goers, is in the middle of major roadworks as the last contractors went bust.
Rob Halligan
3 Posted 26/02/2022 at 08:51:55
Lynn, even public transport that day is going to be a nightmare. Doesn't the Merseyrail Northern Line run through both Kirkdale and Aintree stations? I'm not a frequent user of local trains so don't really know. Even the buses are going to be stretched to their limits.

The fact that we kick off at 12:30 and the National is at 17:15 doesn't mean there won't be congestion anywhere, simply because there are about six or seven races at Aintree on Grand National day, so all race goers will be heading towards Aintree from mid-morning onwards.

We are talking about two major sporting events about 2 or 3 miles apart here, with well over 100k people in attendance, so good luck with this!!

Lynn Maher
4 Posted 26/02/2022 at 10:56:46
Yes, Rob, it does. Also, it's bad enough going along County Road on a normal match day. Especially on way home.
The build-up to Grand National traffic starts well before lunch time. Whoever thought this fixture was a good idea, obviously has no idea!

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