Three games selected for televised coverage

Friday, 6 July, 2018 16comments  |  Jump to last
Everton's season opener at Wolves, the home game with West Ham and the trip to Arsenal will all be broadcast live by BT Sport or Sky Sports.

The match at Molineux on 11 August will now kick off at 5:30pm and be carried live by BT Sport.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports will show the clash with the Hammers at Goodison Park at 4pm on Sunday 16 September and the Blues' visit to the Emirates at 4pm on Sunday 23 September.  


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Lev Vellene
1 Posted 06/07/2018 at 18:01:02
Aargh, it just had to be that one! Well, they could hardly pick a better game for the opener. Wolves just bought their way to clear promotion (getting players in who would not go there otherwise except for the ownership) vs the perennial hopefuls Everton, who are maybe just about ready to challenge for top-6 if the summer transfers go well...
Steve Ferns
2 Posted 06/07/2018 at 18:16:46
Any idea about Wolves and Financial Fair Play? Is that even an issue?
Peter Thistle
3 Posted 07/07/2018 at 00:44:01
Notice the Red Shite are on 4 times before we are on Sky once. Same shit different day. RS-loving felchers.
Derek Thomas
5 Posted 07/07/2018 at 02:00:45
One game, better than nothing I suppose, but it wouldn't be even that if it wasn't for the temporary Sky flavour of the month, Wolves, being on.

I hope we spoil their party but this being The Ev, we may well roll over... Come Silva wind them up; let's see the new model Everton come away with a win... or at least, not lose too badly. (It doesn't take long for the optimism to wear off!)

Gary Russell
7 Posted 07/07/2018 at 02:31:56
Not knowing what a felcher was, I do now, thanks to Google. Spoiled me morning coffee, so it did...

Thanks for that, Peter.

David Barks
8 Posted 07/07/2018 at 02:34:19
If you were in charge of programming, in what way would you justify not having Liverpool televised more than Everton after last season? Champions League final versus Sam Allardyce as manager. These complaints are where we sound idiotic.
Jamie Crowley
9 Posted 07/07/2018 at 04:04:46
David,

In an honest moment, my guilty pleasure was watching those fucks last year. Brilliant football.

I concur with your sentiments, as much as it pains me to say so.

Hope springs eternal. A new Silva day dawns.

John Burns
10 Posted 07/07/2018 at 08:58:09
James and David, I agree. The football played last season was anathema to Evertonians. Liverpool's in contrast was a delight. Fast, skilful, entertaining and averaging nearly 4 goals a game. I want us to be like that but better!
Mike Barrett
11 Posted 07/07/2018 at 11:55:09
Well said, David Barks, some people need a reality check.

Derek Thomas: "temporary Sky flavour of the month" — game is on BT Sport, mate!

Vince Furnier
12 Posted 07/07/2018 at 13:25:15
Gary (#7), I wish you hadn't reminded us that you can Google the meaning of words. Spoilt my lunch!
Andy Meighan
13 Posted 07/07/2018 at 14:08:07
David (#8), Because we get tired of watching the same teams all the time. Yes, they might have played good football last season but it hasn't always been the case, has it?

Since the introduction of Sky and BT sport, they show Liverpool game after Liverpool game. There's been seasons when they've been as poor as us but it never stopped these companies showing them. Sky's love-in with them is downright embarrassing and even their own matchgoing local fans will tell you that. The laughable part is they've never won the Premier League. God help us if they ever do.

Dermot Byrne
14 Posted 07/07/2018 at 14:56:11
Why Liverpool? Because the international audience for them is big. Simple economics.

To expect fair play is fantasy. Jaysus they just voted themselves a bigger cut of Premier League income.

But, as I said on another thread, my dream is us to be ignored by TV and their leeches and just WIN. That is the way to stick up 2 fingers.

Bring it on.

Alan Rodgers
15 Posted 07/07/2018 at 20:16:47
To be fair the RS fans are complaining they are on TV too much and having to travel at awkward times. Last season we were on TV a hell of a lot too. If we start well expect to see more Sky/BT coverage. in the next lot of televised fixtures.
Peter Thistle
16 Posted 07/07/2018 at 23:17:09
Lol sorry for making you's google that word. Anyway, just winds me up is all, RS on live EVERY game they play. When you hate something so much ya don't wanna have it shoved in yer face so much.

My bad, I have a complex from hanging round with RS fans all my life, it's been torture. Thank fook they've never won the Premier League, it's the only thing that's kept me going.

Now onto us... Let's fuckin' play some proper stuff this season and give the fans some proper entertainment. Nothing better than the Goodison roar of C'mon!!!!!!! when we're attacking the Gwladys Street on a Monday night. COYB...

Lawrence Green
17 Posted 08/07/2018 at 00:42:10
Peter (#16),

It is very annoying that our cousins dominate the airwaves to such an extent – but they are very much the Brazil of English football, the media and neutrals seem to love them but, when you look at the cold hard facts, they aren't really the serial winners that the media tend to portray them as being.

I don't mind them being on TV so often because I don't subscribe to BT or Sky, and I avoid the pub when they are on – so I'm able to save a few bob. What I do object to is the constant namechecks they get at every given opportunity in football commentaries in games that have little or nothing to do with them but any tenuous link is amplified and nauseatingly repeated by so many so often it is a form of free advertising. Pickford was mentioned often today and the clubs he played for in his career to date but I didn't here the commentator mention that he actually played for Everton FC.

Thank the lord that Real Madrid did the business against them in the Champions League, else the fawning media would have gone into overdrive and that would have been truly unbearable.

Jamie Evans
18 Posted 08/07/2018 at 20:37:37
Yeah, aren't Liverpool brilliant.

Am I actually reading this ? Guilty pleasure, grudging admiration, etc, etc, call it what you want but I'll tell you this - I don't admire them and they give me no pleasure whatsoever, regardless of how many goals a game they average.

Still won nothing last season by the way.

Again.

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