Anfield derby will now kick off at lunchtime

17/08/2023 13comments  |  Jump to last

Two of Everton's October fixtures have now been moved for live television broadcast, with the Anfield derby now set for a lunchtime kick-off and the trip to West Ham moved back a day.

The Blues' trip across the Park on Saturday 21 October will now start at 12:30 pm with live TV coverage in the UK on TNT Sports.

Meanwhile, West Ham United vs Everton, originally set for 3 pm on Saturday 28 October will now take place on Sunday 29 October at 1 pm and be screened by Sky Sports.


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Paul Kossoff
1 Posted 17/08/2023 at 15:22:35
I wonder what would happen if the clubs had power of refusal over the broadcasters, and could say that a time and date was inconvenient to club and supporters.
It's sad that the very essence if the game, the fans, are not considered at all when fixtures and dates are set and changed by Sky etc.
Lee Courtliff
2 Posted 17/08/2023 at 17:27:32
This could help us, hopefully the atmosphere won't be the same on a drizzly, October lunch time at Anfield as it is for a night game.

Then again, playing like we actually believe we can win rather than trembling with fear might be even more beneficial!!

Danny O’Neill
3 Posted 17/08/2023 at 18:25:20
I'll never go to that place with fear Lee. I wouldn't give them that acknowledgment.


Contempt maybe. Desire and adrenalin, but never fear. Never. I will happily stand in town and on the streets with them and discuss football.

They can say what they want but to coin the phrase of a friend and well respected Evertonian on these pages, I would rather live with our history than the shame of theirs.

It's either a Sky or BT Sport thing or an unnecessary police attempt to stop people enjoying the day out after a few drinks.

Well, they're not escorting me anywhere. I'll even be in the Arkles asking them to remove the shite from behind the bar in the apparently "world famous Arkles".

It's not their city.

Lee Courtliff
4 Posted 17/08/2023 at 19:46:06
Not us, Danny, but the players/managers almost always seem to cave when we go there. Even if we get a result its usually just through hanging on for dear life!

The only manager we've had in my time that truly didn't give a shit about Liverpool and would never consider them our 'superiors' was Joe Royle 25 years ago!!

For weeks before the last Derby everyone had made Liverpool look ordinary at best, yet we went there and barely layed a glove on them!

It's not the lack of wins at Anfield that bothers me so much, they're generally a better football team than us. It's the blatant fear and inferiority complex that infuriates me!!

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
5 Posted 17/08/2023 at 21:02:06
Might not happen at all.

The people building the carbuncle on the ugly structure over the park have gone bust so their new stadium will remain unfinished for the foreseeable future.

What a shame. Ah well. Never mind.

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
6 Posted 17/08/2023 at 21:31:28
Lee - not sure Carlo Magnifico could not also be counted alongside Big Joe.
Barry Hesketh
7 Posted 17/08/2023 at 21:35:11
Phil @5
Apparently it will have no bearing on the new stand, and knowing how the modern world works, they'll have nobody to pay, what they owe to, so they will probably end up with all the work done free of charge! Only joking on the freebie, we know all costs will be allocated to Everton's stadium costs and the Premier League will likely send us to another tribunal for withholding funds from our neighbours.

Lee Courtliff
8 Posted 17/08/2023 at 21:38:29
Phil, yeah fair enough but 3 of the 4 he was involved in were behind closed doors. The only one in front of a crowd was when we got schooled by their reserves!!
Rob Halligan
9 Posted 17/08/2023 at 21:40:51
Phil # 5……… we speak, it appears that FSG are in negotiations to sign up the lads from Auf Wiedersehen Pet to complete the second loft extension at Analfield. Obviously, there will be discussions taking place to release Dennis from his drag Queen contract down in Benidorm, whilst Barry will need police permission to take up employment following his stint in prison due to his part in the Hatton Garden heist. Oz is in residence in a nursing home up in Newcastle but is willing to help complete the project. Neville is currently involved in charity work, so sees this project as ideal. Moxey being like most RS supporters is not really a scouser, but he too is willing to help out the club he supports. Unfortunately, the rest of the crew have passed away, so Dennis will be placing adverts in local rags up and down the country, seeking bellends, oooops, sorry, skilled workers, to join their team and finish the Analfield project!!
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
10 Posted 17/08/2023 at 21:58:53
Rob - brilliant!
Danny O’Neill
11 Posted 17/08/2023 at 21:59:45
I walked past the Anfield Road Structure last week as I made my way across Stanley Park.

Anfield Road doesn't exist anymore. It's been built over.

Satisfying if it's stalled though. Am I allowed that smile?

Over the years, I spent many a match in that place. In the old corner of the Anfield Road next to the Kemlyn Road getting educated by more senior Evertonians about the unholiness of having to pay to go there and being told off for even buying a sausage roll.

Standing on the Everton side of the Kop (those who know will understand). Being in their then small Main Stand and being told by someone from somewhere that I should support my City. I didn't offer a response. It was the Kanchelskis Derby, so I had my answer.

No fear. We invented that ground. They can go and shite. We're about to complete our third ground in the City. They inherited one that used to be ours.

The bird is blue. The city is blue.

Barry Hesketh
12 Posted 17/08/2023 at 22:33:03
Danny @11
I know what you mean as you were careful to use 'invented' rather than owned. however, Anfield was never ours, even though it was our home ground, how I wish that it was so, because if we had owned it, we would in all likelihood never have seen the neighbours at all, or perhaps Bootle would have been our long-time 'bitter' rivals. The most expensive rent-rise in the history of football, for us Evertonians at least.

John Raftery
13 Posted 18/08/2023 at 11:37:39
It is nearly two years since our neighbours started their Anfield Road extension project. It has fallen behind schedule to the extent it will not now be fully operational until the beginning of the 2024/25 season.

In that same timeframe our club will have almost built a whole new stadium. Redevelopment is not always a straightforward option.

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