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Everton News, Season 2011-12

Lunchtime KO for Sunderland tie

24/02/2012 |  15 Comments: First  |  Last
Everton's FA Cup quarter final against Sunderland will be played on Saturday, 17 March 17 at Goodison Park, with a lunchtime kick-off at 12:45pm. The game will be screened live on ITV1.

Tickets will go on sale from Saturday, 25 February.

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Frank Duffy
902   Posted 24/02/2012 at 16:51:34

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Will not be able to make the game so hope to see them move into the semi final. Is thsi our year to beat Chelsea in the final?

Be a great day out and take some of the shine of the RS and there trip to try and win the 'Micky Mouse Cup'. Think that is what thet called it when they were in the 'Champions Cup'. If you call it that when you can finish 4th in the Premier League. COYB
Al Reddish
914   Posted 24/02/2012 at 17:18:58

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Would love to play Stoke in the semis.
Frank Duffy
951   Posted 24/02/2012 at 19:50:52

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That would be heaven. And then the final hey. The RS seeing the Blues going to Wembly would destroy them. I hope.
David Smith
952   Posted 24/02/2012 at 19:52:59

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Taking the below into account, can anyone work out what date tickets go on sale for Evertonia members? Is it the 25th Feb, or the 3rd March? Cheers

Tickets will initially go on sale to Season Ticket holders on Saturday 25th February from 10am. Season Ticket holders will have until close of business on Friday 2nd March to guarantee their own seat.

Displaced Season Ticket holders will be able to buy from 10am on Saturday 3rd March.

Season Tickets holders will have until close of business Friday 16th March to claim the discounted Season Ticket holder price.

Evertonia Members can also purchase a ticket within this priority window, at the general sale price.
John Daley
980   Posted 24/02/2012 at 23:12:16

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I would take it to mean that Evertonia members can buy tickets from the 3rd March.
Colin Gee
983   Posted 24/02/2012 at 23:18:56

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I know it putting the horse before the kart, but if the RS beat Stoke, then they will have to play their Semi Final on Saturday 14th April irrespective of the draw outcome and TV schedules, as the Sunday Semi Final falls on the anniversary of Hillsborough.
Not even the FA will ask them to play on that date will they?
David Smith
035   Posted 25/02/2012 at 10:45:09

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Thanks John.
Nick Entwistle
038   Posted 25/02/2012 at 10:47:02

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Colin, I think enough time has passed that they can at least play on the same date. Its not a 'special' 20th anniversary or anything. It gets to the point the date is more important than the events. Though if they did play on that date it would could serve as a good way to highlight the progress made into the Hillsborough inquiry, especially if the two Merseyside teams play against each other.

Just to lower the tone I'm sure they haven't given a thought to playing on the anniversary of Heysel before.
Bobby Thomas
066   Posted 25/02/2012 at 13:44:24

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Early kick-off atmospheres are generally a bit dicey.

Hopefully Goodison can be rocking for this one. There really is no in-between with our place, it's either a library or a pit of hate.

To the ale house early doors, I fancy, gentlemen.
Stephen Kenny
098   Posted 25/02/2012 at 16:19:28

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Nice to see the new manager effect is starting to wear off for Sunderland now. Getting twatted 3-0 by WBA.
Gareth Hughes
100   Posted 25/02/2012 at 16:26:08

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Bit disappointed with kick-off time to be honest. 4pm on the Sunday would have created a a better atmosphere, could be very flat at lunchtime. Oh yes, LFC have to be on peak time on the Sunday, silly me...
Colin Gee
156   Posted 26/02/2012 at 00:09:42

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Nick 038# I actually agree with you, I was looking up the Grand National date, then realised what the Sunday was, then looked at the RS fixtures as I knew we were away at Stoke and saw that they should play Fulham on the 14th, normally whoever is at home plays on the Sunday instead. The fixtures show them playing Fulham at 1245 on the Saturday.

As for Heysel, seems to get forgotten about every year....

Hopefully Stoke will beat them in the 6th Round and that will be the end of it.
Norman Merrill
207   Posted 26/02/2012 at 11:21:22

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I would have thought Dave Moyes and one of his staff, would have been at the WBA v Sunderland game yesterday, I am not sure they learn anything new, about the team we entertain on March 17th, but I was surprised how easy West Brom ripped open Sunderland, one things for sure, Martin O'Neill will certainly work on what ever went wrong, but it must have given Moyes something to work on as well.

Here's hoping we progress.
Sam Hoare
209   Posted 26/02/2012 at 12:44:40

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Will be interesting to see how Sunderland rebound from yesterday. Could do with their confidence taking another knock or two. Gonna be a tough game. Fingers crossed for wembley!
Amit Vithlani
210   Posted 26/02/2012 at 13:12:56

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Hope there is a cracking atmosphere. Its a big game for both clubs and having MON on the opposite dug out will add some spice. His team will come out believing.

Our team selection will be interesting. No Gibson or Pienaar, Jelavic, Rodwell, Jags and Cahill not totally fit.

Big games needed from our 3 in form players: Straw, Drenthe and Felli.

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