Everton par for the course under the lights

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Everton would finish in the same place they ended up at the end of the 2015-16 season if all of their games were played under floodlights according to research by the UK's leading online LED lighting retailer, LED Hut.

The magic of Goodison Park under the lights and the atmosphere that fired up Evertonians can generate have always been seen as a leg up for the Blues but flat performances and poor results under Roberto Martinez have blunted that advantage over the past couple of seasons.

From analysis undertaken of the most recent 38 league games played by every Premier League club under floodlit conditions home and away – results from fixtures with a kick off time of 5.30pm onwards during BST (August, September, October, April and May) and 4.00pm during GMT (November, December, January, February and March) – LED Hut have tried to determine which teams perform better under floodlights.

They compiled a table that puts Manchester United on top, Manchester City in second, 2015-16 champions Leicester City in eighth and Everton in a predictable berth of 11th. West Bromwich Albion would be in the bottom three alongside Aston Villa and Newcastle.  

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Steve Hogan
1 Posted 28/05/2016 at 07:44:32
Wow, I nearly choked on my breakfast cereal after reading that. What next, Goodison switches to 'low energy' lightbulbs exclusive!!
Phil Sammon
2 Posted 28/05/2016 at 08:08:52
An illuminating report.
Brian Cleveland
3 Posted 28/05/2016 at 15:17:43
Do you guys always have to make light of everything?
Colin Glassar
4 Posted 28/05/2016 at 15:20:29
I don't have the energy to read this.
John Otway
5 Posted 28/05/2016 at 15:34:01
Sandra Williams
6 Posted 28/05/2016 at 15:53:36
Some people have way too much time on their hands! What next? Analysis by The Met Office of how many points we gained when it was raining on a match-day? I'm going for a lie down in a darkened room!
Ray Roche
7 Posted 28/05/2016 at 15:56:07
Sandra, we don't do very well when it's raining.
Steve Pugh
8 Posted 28/05/2016 at 16:10:44
How would we do if every game kicked off late? What about Sundays? or lunchtimes? Do we play better if it's hot or cold? Come on people so many things that haven't been checked. If we do all the leg work we can work out exactly when we need to play so that we always win. No need for top managers or players then....
Sandra Williams
9 Posted 28/05/2016 at 16:20:33
From what I can remember Ray, I think it was raining at nearly every home game last season! I do know that I trooped down from the Top Balcony in a pretty foul stormy mood, on most occasions! With only a very few bright intervals!
Stephen Ashton
10 Posted 28/05/2016 at 16:28:06
We really need some live wires to bring us down to earth. Pretty neutral on this report really, although if you plug in these stats to when we play our games we might get a shock.
Ray Roche
11 Posted 28/05/2016 at 18:20:57
Sandra, that was the tears of despair from the fans above you....
Paul Conway
12 Posted 28/05/2016 at 18:50:55
One thing is for sure, when Everton kicked off on Saturdays for the last 2 months of the season, our Saturday Nights were well and truly pissed on!
John Francis
13 Posted 29/05/2016 at 00:59:55
Is this just based on ohm games?
Garry Corgan
14 Posted 29/05/2016 at 01:07:59
This report drives me incandescent with rage. I don't understand why we switch off during day matches. Hopefully it'll improve now that Martinez and his team argon. The players look short of energy and Goodison has been less than electric.

I'm positive we'll be better next season – and so are most neutrals. I still think there's too much negativity around. I hope we don't appoint Moyes though, as I don't want to be charged with battery.

That enough? :D

John Hughes
15 Posted 29/05/2016 at 12:16:49
It's about time we switched off the lights at this point it's not so electrifying now!
Mick Davies
16 Posted 29/05/2016 at 17:43:32
Does somebody actually get paid for researching this stuff?
Brian Wilkinson
17 Posted 05/06/2016 at 15:22:20
Next up we have Eric the groundsman, who will be visiting every Premiership ground.

Sportsgenearewe, are issuing Eric with a tape measure, where his task will be to measure the lengths of blades of grass, which way the grass is cut, then calculate which teams benefit the most.

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