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Latest News:

Everton’s Supporters Club Day 2019

The recent home game against Norwich, on Saturday 23rd November, was designated by Everton as their Supporters Clubs Day...

...as part of this day, ESCNI was represented around the perimeter of the pitch by flag bearers Tamla and Joe Ervine; and on the pitch by Harriet Cross, who was one of the 11 mascots to accompany the team onto the pitch.

(13 Dec)

Man Utd (away): Sunday, 15th December

ESCNI will have ten people at Sunday's game at Man Utd.

 

The current weather forecast is for light rain showers, sunny intervals, and a temperature of just 6°C.

(13 Dec)

Chelsea (home): Saturday, 7th December

ESCNI will have 23 people at tomorrow's game at home to Chelsea.

 

The current weather forecast is cloudy but dry, with a temperature of 10°C.

(06 Dec)

FA Cup 3rd Round: Liverpool (away)

The draw for the 3rd Round of the FA Cup sees Everton away to Liverpool.

 

The match will take place at 4pm on Sunday 5th January ... and will be shown live on BBC1.

(05 Dec)

Liverpool (away): Wednesday, 4th December

ESCNI will have six people at tonight's game at Anfield.

 

The current weather forecast is dry, with a temperature of 7°C.

(04 Dec)

Fixture News: February Games

The selection of the February televised fixtures is underway. As usual, our members will be texted immediately they are announced.

 

During this period, there are two home games that could be affected...

  • Crystal Palace (Sat 08/15 Feb)
  • Man Utd (Sat 29 Feb)

 

​Remember, updated fixture information on all home games is available from our password-protected Flight Prices webpage; and we also text out to our members immediately we know that the dates of the games have been confirmed.

 

In order to receive our text information immediately, take out an ESCNI membership via our Membership webpage.

(02 Dec)

It should be particularly noted that, currently, the Crystal Palace (home) game could be played on either the weekend of the 8th or the 15th February ... as part of the Premier League's strategy of providing a mid-season player break.

 

The announcement of the fixture amendments for February has now been delayed until "no later than Friday 20th December" ... PL Statement.

(03+ Dec)

Leicester (away): Sunday, 1st December

ESCNI will have one person at Sunday's game at Leicester.

 

The current weather forecast is cloudy but dry, and a chilly temperature of just 3°C.

(29 Nov)

FA Cup: 3rd Round Draw

The FA Cup 3rd Round draw will take place on Monday (2nd December) at 7pm ...with live TV coverage on BBC2.

 

Subsequent matches will take place between Friday 3rd and Monday 6th January ...with several matches broadcast by BBC and BT Sport.

(28 Nov)

Burnley (home): Boxing Day, 26th December

Tickets for the Burnley (home) game go on sale tomorrow (Thursday). If you require tickets, and haven't already done so, please contact Aidan (07813371081) urgently. Otherwise, you risk missing out.

(27 Nov)

Norwich (home): Saturday 23rd November

ESCNI will have 40 people at tomorrow's game at home to Norwich.

 

The current weather forecast is for light rain showers, and a temperature of 9°C.

(22 Nov)

Arsenal (home): Saturday, 21st December

Tickets for the Arsenal (home) game go on sale on Thursday. If you require tickets, and haven't already done so, please contact Aidan (07813371081) urgently. Otherwise, you risk missing out.

(19 Nov)

Tottenham (home): Sunday, 3rd November

ESCNI will have 20 people at tomorrow's game at home to Tottenham.

 

The current weather forecast is for light rain showers, and a temperature of 10°C.

(02 Nov)

Carabao Cup: Quarter Final Draw

Following the draw for the Quarter Final of the Carabao Cup, Everton will be at home to Leicester.

 

The tie will be on Wednesday (7.45pm) 18th December.

 

It will not be shown live on TV.

(updated 01 Nov)

Watford (home): Tuesday, 29th October

ESCNI will have four people at tomorrow evening's Carabao Cup game at home to Watford.

 

The current weather forecast is dry, with a temperature of just 5°C.

(28 Oct)

West Ham (home): Saturday, 19th October

ESCNI will have 19 people at tomorrow's game at home to West Ham.

 

The current weather forecast is cloudy but dry, with a temperature of 12°C.

(18 Oct)

Fixture News: December/January Games

The selection of the December/January televised fixtures has been announced. As usual, our members were texted immediately they were announced.

 

During this period, there were five home games that could have been affected...

  • Chelsea (Sat 07 Dec)
  • Arsenal (Sat 21 Dec)
  • Burnley (Thu 26 Dec)
  • Brighton (Sat 11 Jan)
  • Newcastle (Tue 21 Jan)

 

​Remember, updated fixture information on all home games is available from our password-protected Flight Prices webpage; and we also text out to our members immediately we know that the dates of the games have been confirmed.

 

In order to receive our text information immediately, take out an ESCNI membership via our Membership webpage.

(18 Oct)

Match Fixture Information

We have updated our password-protected Flight Prices webpage.

 

It now includes the confirmed dates of the December and January home games.

(17 Oct)

easyJet Axes £16 Admin Fee

Good News... easyJet has axed its £16 Admin Fee. Nine years ago, this tax was introduced at £9 per booking and steadily rose to £16.

 

By its very nature, it heavily penalised short‑hop single travellers, such as those travelling the short distance between Belfast and Liverpool.

(15 Oct)

WhatsApp Group

Our WhatsApp Group currently has more than 150 members.

 

If you wish to join this group, and are an existing ESCNI member, please text 078 5408 2080 and we’ll enrol you.

 

However, you'll need to have the WhatsApp app on your smartphone first.

(01 Oct)

Merseytravel Pass (Walrus): Update

Merseytravel's Walrus smartcard lets you travel all day on Liverpool's buses for only £4.10 (child: £2.40)

 

As well as all Liverpool's buses, it will also let you travel on the trains ...including the service from the city centre to Kirkdale Station (it takes less than 10 minutes, followed by a 16 minute walk to Goodison).

 

The Walrus smartcard can be purchased from the Spar shop, adjacent to the Arrivals exit point, on the ground floor of the airport. Please note that there is now a £1 charge for the initial issue of the Walrus plastic travel smartcard.

 

In the (all too common) event that the Spar’s machine isn’t working, the pass can be bought at the Western Convenience Store (L24 3UT) in nearby Speke.

 

This shop is open 05.00 to 23.00 every day, and is an eight minute walk away.

 

(updated 26 Sep)

Fixture News: November Games

The selection of the November televised fixtures has been announced. As usual, our members were texted immediately they were announced.

 

During this period, there are two home games that could be affected...

  • Tottenham (Sat 02 Nov)
  • Norwich (Sat 23 Nov)

 

​Remember, updated fixture information on all home games is available from our password-protected Flight Prices webpage; and we also text out to our members immediately we know that the dates of the games have been confirmed.

 

In order to receive our text information immediately, take out an ESCNI membership via our Membership webpage.

(20 Sep)

'MEMBERS ONLY' Area

Today, 26th August, we changed the password and texted our current members with the new one for our website.

 

Remember, our website has a Members Only area that (as the name suggests) is intended for ESCNI members only; and access to it requires the use of a password.

 

This password will be changed occasionally. However, members will be advised of any change via an email and a text message. If you have forgotten the password, simply email or text (078 5408 2080) the Secretary for a reminder.

 

As you can see from our sitemap, this area contains most of our fixture and travel information, together with our club's internal business (Rules, AGM and Committee information, etc).

(26 Aug)

Getting the Best Seats Available (update)

Lower Gwladys (Restricted View)

 

In these days of large numbers of season tickets at Goodison, the quality of seats that we can obtain has undoubtedly suffered.

 

In recent years, in an effort to improve this situation, ESCNI has purchased (at not inconsiderable expense) a significant number of Evertonia memberships on behalf of our members. 

Main Stand (very far back)

This has enabled us to purchase the corresponding number of match tickets in advance of their sale to the general public. Whilst this has not always guaranteed half decent seats at Goodison, it certainly has pushed us up the queue for those seats available.

 

However, on some occasions we have still been allocated particularly poor seats, such as at the very back of the Lower Gwladys or Main Stand.

Upper Bullens Visitors Section

Sometimes, the away team declines their option for the upper tier of the Visitors Section (of the Bullens Road Stand) and, consequently, they become available (at short notice) for home fans to purchase. 

 

When this happens, we may decide to switch our members to this section. The seats in the front half of this section easily represent the best option on offer and we believe that taking up this option (when it is available) is in the best overall interests of our members. However, it should be noted that the facilities within the Upper Bullens are basic and the stand really shows its age (it was first opened in 1926).

 

We hope you understand; however, should you not wish to partake of these seats under any circumstance, please let us know in advance.

Upper Gwladys (season tickets)

However, in a further effort to improve the quality of our members’ seats, last season the ESCNI Committee made the decision to also buy 10 season tickets (two blocks of five in the Upper Gwladys Stand) as a trial.

 

The general feedback from those members fortunate enough to have been allocated them is that they are a noticeable improvement on some of the seats that they have previously been allocated.

 

Following a review, the Committee has decided to renew these season tickets for Season 2019/20.

(updated 26 Jun)

Amazon Prime Video

This season, for the first time, Amazon Prime Video will show live Premier League games; it has viewing rights for two rounds of matches (for which flights are already bookable):

  • 3rd to 5th December (midweek) …Everton are away to Liverpool
     
  • 26th/27th December (Boxing Day) …Everton are at home to Burnley

However, although Amazon has indicated that it is going to show all 20 games live, at this stage, it is unclear if it is going to show these matches simultaneously, concurrently, or a combination of both.

 

It is also unclear when Amazon is going to confirm the dates/kick‑off times of these Premier League games. The date for the announcement is currently set for approximately 11th October; however there is no reason why their games could not be announced earlier.

 

It should also be noted that any games selected for transmission on Thursday 5th December or Friday 27th December would have a knock on effect on games currently scheduled for Saturday 7th December and Saturday 28th December respectively. In Everton’s case, these would be a home game against Chelsea and an away game at Newcastle respectively.

(19 Jun)

With regards to the Boxing Day fixtures, an article in The Times is now suggesting that, whilst the precise times have yet to be finalised, it is understood they are planning four televised matches at 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 7.45pm.

 

However, it is unclear whether these kick off times are just for the 26th, or are to be repeated on the 27th as well.

(update 24 Jun)

Sunday Evenings

Next season, the late Sunday televised games will normally kick off at 4.30pm.

 

This, together with any VAR delays, will mean that it will be even tighter to catch the last Sunday flight home, at: 8.40pm (until late October) and 8.20pm (late October to late March).

(18 Jun)

Premier League 2019/20 Fixtures

The Premier League fixtures for Season 2019/20 were announced this morning.

 

The first batch of confirmed (televised and untelevised) fixtures should be announced approximately 5th July.

 

This season, Everton currently have five home fixtures that will coincide with Man Utd home fixtures. This is great news as such occurrences usually impact significantly on our flight prices. Furthermore, as there will be fixture changes due to the television requirements of Sky and BT Sport, we expect this figure to drop.

 

There are currently three home games subject to possible rearrangement due to the Europa League, one for the League Cup and one for the FA Cup; with a further one for possible rearrangement as the Leicester home game clashes with the Grand National.

(13 Jun)

​Remember, updated fixture information on all home games is available from our password-protected Flight Prices webpage; and we also text out to our members immediately we know that the dates of the games have been confirmed.

 

In order to receive our text information immediately, take out an ESCNI membership via our Membership webpage.

Date

Opponents

Comments

Sat (3pm) 17 Aug

Watford

subject to Sky/BT Sport

Sat (3pm) 31 Aug Wolves subject to Sky/BT Sport and UEFA
Sat (3pm) 21 Sep Sheff Utd subject to Sky/BT Sport
*Sat (3pm) 28 Sep Man City subject to Sky/BT Sport
*Sat (3pm) 19 Oct West Ham subject to Sky/BT Sport

(table last updated 13 Jun)

 

* Man Utd also at home (this usually seriously impacts prices).

For your assistance, we have also indicated those fixtures that we believe to be still subject to alteration by Sky Sports, BT Sport, UEFA, FA Cup, EFL Cup, etc.

Season 2019/20: Important Dates

Some important dates (confirmed and provisional) for next season...

  • 13 Jun (9am): Premier League Fixtures released 
  • ~05 Jul: Sky/BT Sport announcement for Aug/Sep
  • ~06 Aug: Sky/BT Sport announcement for Oct
  • 10 Aug: Premier League starts
  • 07 Sep: International Weekend (no PL fixtures)
  • ~16 Sep: Sky/BT Sport announcement for Nov
  • ~11 Oct: Sky/BT Sport announcement for Dec/Jan
  • 12 Oct: International Weekend (no PL fixtures)
  • 16 Nov: International Weekend (no PL fixtures)
  • 14 Dec: Sky/BT Sport announcement for Feb
  • 04 Jan: FAC3
  • ~24 Jan: Sky/BT Sport announcement for Mar
  • 25 Jan: FAC4
  • ~21 Feb: Sky/BT Sport announcement for Apr
  • 01 Mar: EFL Cup Final
  • 04 Mar: FAC5 (midweek)
  • 21 Mar: FACQF
  • 28 Mar: International Weekend (no PL fixtures)
  • ~03 Apr: Sky/BT Sport announcement for May
  • 04 Apr: The Grand National
  • 18 Apr: FACSF
  • 17 May: Premier League finishes
  • 23 May: FA Cup Final

 

...and a few other significant notes...

  • there will be eight 7.45pm Saturday PL games 
  • the FA Cup 5th Round will be midweek (with no replays)
  • there will be a two-week break in February (with five matches on the first weekend and five on the following weekend)

  • VAR will be in use in all PL games

  • entire rounds of midweek/Bank Holiday PL matches will be shown live

​​(updated 13 Jun)

ESCNI Membership 2019/20

 

Membership of ESCNI for Season 2019/20 is now open.

 

With the new fixtures to be published soon, now is the optimum time to sign up and avail of our fixture information service.

Membership fees for Season 2019/20 remain unchanged at...

  • Adult£15
  • Junior (born after 31st December 2003): £6
  • Senior (born before 31st December 1954): £6
  • Family (max 2 adults, unlimited children): £30

 

As part of their ESCNI Membership Package, each of our new 2019/20 members will be issued with our new ESCNI enamel badge (pictured right); current members received theirs previously.

 

Any existing members renewing before 31st August will be in the draw for a signed replica home shirt.

 

The quickest and easiest way of joining/renewing ESCNI is via our Membership webpage.

 

If you are renewing/paying your ESCNI membership via a bank transfer, please remember to tell our Membership Secretary (William) accordingly... william_hewitt@btinternet.com

(06 Jun)

Premier League TV Rights 2019/20

Next season's live TV rights, within the UK, are split  as follows...

 

Sky Sports

128 matches per season; consisting of:

  • Package B: 32 matches at Saturday 17:30
  • Package C: 24 matches at Sunday 14:00 and eight matches at Saturday 19:45
  • Package D: 32 matches at Sunday 16:30
  • Package E: 24 matches at Monday 20:00 or Friday 19:30–20:00 and eight matches at Sunday 14:00


BT Sport

52 matches per season; consisting of:

  • Package A: 32 matches at Saturday 12:30
  • Package G: 15 matches from two midweek fixture programmes and five matches from the split weekend


Amazon Prime Video

20 matches per season; consisting of:

  • Package F: 20 matches from one Bank Holiday and one midweek fixture programme

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Incidentally, the radio commentaries will be divided as follows…

  • BBC Radio 5 live:
    • Sat 3pm
    • Sun 2pm
    • Sun 4.30pm
    • Fri/Sat/Mon 7.30-8pm
  • TalkSport:
    • Sat 12.30pm
    • Sat 3pm
    • Sat 5.30pm
    • Sun noon

(22 May)

2019/20 easyJet Schedules Roundup

A roundup of the potentially useful weekend flights from all of the announced easyJet Schedules for next season...

 

August 2019

  • Saturdays: morning flights out at 06.45 and 08.20; but, alas, the last flight back is at 16.40 ...the next flights home are at 07.05 and 08.20 on the Sunday
  • Sundays: the first flight out is at 08.25, then 12.10, with the last flights back at 19.40 and 20.40)

 

September to late October 2019

  • Saturdays: as above, but with a Saturday evening flight back at 20.40
  • Sundays: as above, but with flights out at 08.25 and 13.20

 

late October 2019/late March 2020

  • Saturdays: morning flights out at 08.20 and 11.15; with one evening flight back at 20.25 ...incidentally, the next flights home are at 08.15 or 09.45 on the Sunday
  • Sundays: flights out at 08.25, 09.35 and 14.25; with flights back at 17.30, 18.55 and 20.20

(30 Apr)

easyJet Summer 2019 Schedule

Once again, easyJet will have no Saturday evening return flight at the start of next season...

 

The last easyJet flight back from Liverpool on Saturdays will be at 16.40. This situation will persist until 7th September, when a 20.40 flight home will recommence.

 

The early easyJet return flights from Liverpool on Sundays will be at 07.05 and 08.20.

 

Incidentally, on Saturday mornings, their will be two flights out from Belfast to Liverpool (at 06.45 and 08.20) and one on Sunday mornings (at 08.25).

(24 Apr)

Over 1,000 Follow ESCNI Twitter

Our ESCNI Twitter account has over 1,000 followers.

 

If you aren't already one, please take a moment to read our Social Media webpage in order to learn of the advantages of being one of its followers.

 

In an effort to not overload you with tweets, we assume that you already follow the official Everton account (@Everton) and, consequently, we generally do not retweet Everton’s own tweets. Our tweets tend to be ones (such as fixture, travel, accommodation and ESCNI‑related information) relevant to our own unique position.

(07 Nov)

Treasurer Vacancy

For family reasons, the person earmarked to be our new Treasurer has had to withdraw from the post.

 

Consequently, if there's anyone interested in becoming the ESCNI Treasurer, please contact the club via escni@btinternet.com or any of the other existing Committee Members ASAP.

(14 Oct)

Arriva 500 Bus: Update

Arriva's 500 bus service (which runs between the airport and Liverpool One) has recently merged with the 82a bus route, becoming a full stopping service; consequently, it will take at least an extra five minutes to get into (and out from) the city centre.

 

Alternatively, providing you’ve bought a Walrus day pass (they cover buses and trains), you could catch any bus to the nearby Liverpool South Parkway station, and then transfer onto a train to Central Station.

 

Their schedules have also changed slightly...

  • the first bus departs from the airport at 4.33am
  • and the last one (to the airport) departs from Liverpool One at 11.21pm

...full details are available from the relevant Arriva webpage.

(updated 02 Oct)

easyJet Admin Fee rises to £16

UPDATE: easyJet has now scrapped this fee.     (15 Oct)

 

When booking (or even pricing) flights, remember that easyJet add an £16 administration fee on every booking, irrespective of the number of people or number of flights it is for.


Consequently, it pays to team up with others or (if possible) to simultaneously book multiple return flights (however, it should be noted that each party of travellers must comprise exactly the same names) using the Add More Flights button.


As an example, if you can book as a pair it will instantly save each of you £8 per person.

(24 Sep)

Group Ticket Sales (at Reduced Prices)

For Season 2018/19, group ticket sales will apply to the following four Premier League fixtures:

  

  • West Ham (Sunday 16 September)
  • Crystal Palace (Sunday 21 October)
  • Newcastle (Wednesday 05 December)
  • Bournemouth (Saturday 12 January)

 

These tickets will be priced at: £30 Adult and £15 Junior (aged 15 and under).

 

However, in order to avail of these, you must be an ESCNI member (or a guest or a member of another supporters club). Please note that tickets at these prices will only be available for our club's initial ticket application and that any tickets ordered subsequent to this will be charged at the normal rate. Furthermore, access to the group sales ticket offer is subject to a minimum number of match ticket purchases being made by our club.

 

There will also be the official Supporters' Club Flag Day parade at the Crystal Palace home game (Sunday, 21 October).

 

...another example of the benefits of joining ESCNI.

(11 Sep)

Liverpool Airport Raises Fee for Drop-Off Parking Near Terminal

Earlier this year, Liverpool Airport increased their charge for dropping off (or collecting) passengers at its car park adjacent to the terminal buildings from £2 to £3 (for 20 minutes).


However, they have increased the free time at their alternative car park from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. However, this car park is a 10 minute walk from the passenger terminal and will leave you exposed to the elements for the entire duration of your walk.


The Liverpool Echo

(05 July)

ESCNI's Membership Exceeds 450

ESCNI now has over 450 members, its highest ever membership number.

 

Incidentally, our club's membership has exceeded 300 for the sixteenth consecutive season and 400 for the third season running.

 

Membership of ESCNI for Season 2017/18 is still open and can be easily and quickly done via ouMembership webpage.

(18 Dec '17)

Premier League TV Deal 2019/22

For the first time, entire rounds of Premier League matches will be shown live under the next broadcast deal. These games will be broadcast in midweek and on Bank Holidays.

 

The 2019 season will also herald the advent of regular Saturday night Premier League football, with eight 7.45pm matches per season on offer under the three-year contract.

 

The league will make 200 of its 380 matches a year available, 42 more than at present, with three rounds of midweek and one of Bank Holiday games accounting for all but two of the additional fixtures.

(08 Dec '17)

Important Match Tickets Statement

Due to the unusually high number (3,500 more than last season) of season tickets sold, many of this season’s home games may well sell out long before they go on general sale.

 

Consequently, our Committee has felt it wise to purchase a reasonable number of Official Everton Memberships to ensure that ESCNI can get access to a reasonable number of match tickets for each home game.

 

However, when considering booking flights, members should bear in mind that the club may not get sufficient match tickets for everyone’s requirements for every home game.

 

Furthermore, it should also be noted that any match tickets obtained by ESCNI will always be prioritised for its members ahead of any guests.

 

It is also vital that members lodge their ticket requests with our Ticket Secretary (Aidan) well before the tickets go on sale, as any late applications are very likely to fail.

 

Needless to say, that the general quality of seats obtained this season is also likely to suffer too.

(01 Aug '17)

Belfast International Airport Car Parking

Did you know that the Long Term Car Park at Belfast International has a free 15 minute grace period for those wishing to drop off or pick up passengers?

(04 Apr)

The minimum charges for their various car parks are currently as follows...

  • Drop Off Zone: £1 for 10 minutes
  • Short Stay Car Park: £1 for 10 minutes
  • Main Car Park: £2.50 for 30 minutes
  • Long Term Car Park: free for 15 minutes

 

Incidentally, at...

  • Belfast City Airport, there is a free 10 minute grace period in their Short Stay Car Park
     
  • City of Derry Airport, there is a charge of £1 for up to two hours in their Short Stay Car Park

(04 Apr '17)

Value for Money

Those ESCNI members attending the recent game against Bournemouth got their match ticket for only £25 (£12.50 for juniors). This saving, alone, will have virtually paid for their ESCNI membership for the entire season...

 

...one of the benefits of joining ESCNI.

 

PS That worked out at less than £3 per goal!

(07 Feb '17)

Kirkdale Train Station: a Good Way to Travel to (and from) the Airport from Goodison

 

Using Kirkdale Train Station is a fast and efficient way to get back to the airport after the match.

 

Utilising the railway avoids the inevitable traffic jam that arises after every game at Goodison.

 

Kirkdale Train Station is a 16 minute walk from Goodison but, from there, you can either:

 

Particularly when used in conjunction with the Walrus smartcard, either way represents a quick and affordable return route to the airport.

 

Furthermore, it’s also a good way to initially travel out to Goodison too.

(05 Jan '17)

Airport Car Parking (update)

BIA operate a two tier price structure for their Long Stay and Medium Stay car parks at the Belfast International Airport. To put it simply, if you don't book at least ten days in advance, you will be surchaged as a last minute booker.

 

The current single day rates for these car parks are...

Main Stay:

  • Drive Up: £20
  • Last Minute: £14.99
  • In Advance: £13.49

Long Stay:

  • Drive Up: £15
  • Last Minute: £11.99
  • In Advance: £10.99

Currently, BIA do not seem to be offering their customers any promo codes when booking online.

(30 Jan '17)

Links Webpage

On our Links webpage, we have compiled a collection of other Everton-related websites that we hope are of interest to our members. 

 

Please feel free to email us with your suggestions of other possible websites.

(10 Apr)