Season 2013/14 ... starts Saturday, 17th August ... TV to be advised
Season 2013-14 Fixtures
The fixtures for Season 2013-14 will be announced on Wednesday (9am), 19th June ... with the announcement of the initial batch of televised matches following two to three weeks later.
The season will start on Saturday 17th August 2013 and finish on Sunday, 11th May 2014. The FA Cup Final will be on Saturday, May 17th 2014.
Table Quiz Night
Northern Ireland's annual English Premier and Championship Football Table Quiz will take place on Monday (8pm), 20th May (but don't be fooled by the incorrect date on their poster) in the Botanic Inn, Belfast.
Those attending are encouraged to wear their club strips as this adds colour to the proceedings.
Chelsea (away): Sunday, 19th May
ESCNI will have 17 people at Sunday's game at Chelsea.
The current weather forecast is for a mixed but mild 14oC.
New Membership Secretary
From the 1st June, ESCNI will have a new Membership Secretary.
William Hewitt has been co‑opted by the Committee to take over the role from our double‑jobbing Secretary.
More information on William's role is available from our password‑protected Committee webpage.
How to Watch BT Sport
Our ESCNI Twitter account now has 360 followers.
If you aren't already one of our followers, please take a moment to read our Social Media webpage in order to learn of its advantages.
Northern Ireland Milk Cup
A reminder that Everton will, once again, be sending a team over to the Junior Section of the Northern Ireland Milk Cup.
The NI Milk Cup's own website reports that some well known names have represented Everton over the years including Leon Osman, Tony Hibbert, Wayne Rooney, James Vaughan, Joey Barton, Victor Anichebe and Phil Jagielka.
This year's competition will run from Sunday, 28th July until Friday, 2nd August.
New 'MEMBERS ONLY' Area
We have now created a Members Only area of our website that (as the name suggests) is intended for ESCNI members only; and access to it requires the use of a password.
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).
The 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.
Latest Prize Draw Winner
The latest (April) winner of our prize draw is William McCartney.
For the winner, the choice is between a home match ticket or a replica shirt.
Derry/Londonderry/Donegal Visit to Goodison
Local newspaper, the Londonderry Sentinel (edited by ESCNI member William Allen) has a report on the recent visit to Goodison Park by a Derry/Donegal cross-community group.
As part of their visit, the Everton in the Community charity arranged for the Teenage Kickz children to carry the large banners (bearing Everton's name) around the pitch, before forming a guard of honour as the teams of Everton and Fulham emerged from the players' tunnel to the traditional strains of the Z Cars theme tune.
TripAdvisor: 3 Days in Liverpool
For those longer trips where you want to do more than just go to the match, here's TripAdvisor's useful advice on what places (other than the Tour of Goodison) on Merseyside are well worth visiting... 3 Days in Liverpool.
Alternatively, if you have more time to browse, view their complete list of... Things to do in Liverpool.
Fixture News (May)
The Sky/ESPN TV selection of fixtures for May has been announced, and covers the period that includes our home game against West Ham (12 May).
In order to receive our information immediately, take out an ESCNI membership via our Membership webpage. Also, updated fixture information on all home games is available from our password-protected Flight Prices webpage.
New Addition to Links Webpage
The Committee has issued a statement about the running of this club.
It can be found on our Committee Statements (password‑protected) webpage.
easyJet Schedules Roundup
easyJet have just launched their flight schedules for the period from late October 2013 to early March 2014. Over the next year, there are frequent changes to the timings of easyJet's air service between Belfast and Liverpool (and Manchester).
Consequently, on our password-protected Flight Prices webpage, we have compiled a complete rundown of the potentially useful weekend easyJet flights to Liverpool (and Manchester).
ESCNI providing Value for Money
Most ESCNI members who attended the game against Aston Villa last Saturday got their match ticket for only £20. This, alone, will have virtually paid for their ESCNI membership for the entire season...
...another of the benefits of joining ESCNI.
Match ticket and membership payments can be made electronically...
However, when paying electronically please put your name and match details (ie EFC's opponents) on the credit transfer/lodgement and email, text or phone our Match Ticket Secretary (Aidan) in order to let him know that you have made the payment.
...confidential details of our bank account can be obtained from our password-protected Flight Prices webpage.
Swansea Game Live in Lavery's and The Pavilion
Saturday's game against Swansea (3pm) will be shown live in both Lavery's Bar (Bradbury Place) and the Pavilion Bar (Ormeau Road) in Belfast.
Match Fixture Information
A reminder that, for ESCNI members, updated fixture information on all home games is available from our password-protected Flight Prices webpage...
...and that, furthermore, frequent home fixture information text messages are also sent out to our membership.
ESCNI Membership Reaches 350
We are pleased to announce that our membership has now reached 350.
Remember, ESCNI memberships can now be easily and quickly done via our Membership webpage. Paper forms will be sent out at a later date; however, as we currently have no Membership Secretary, there may be a considerable delay.
Saveaway Merseytravel Pass
With four home matches within a space of just over four weeks (10 Nov to 09 Dec), it would seem to be a good time to remind everyone of a previously published article...
...for details on how to save money whilst travelling in Liverpool, see the Merseytravel Pass item on our Travelling to Goodison webpage.