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Ground: Goodison Park

Visits: 2

Date: 29th December 2007

Match: Everton - Arsenal  1-4  (Premier League)

Attendance: 39 443

Date: 21st April 2019

Match: Everton - Manchester U  4-0  (Premier League)

Attendance: 39 395

Report (Everton v Arsenal): 

After an eventful morning, I managed to smash a glass door at a an internet cafe in Manchester but although my arm was covered in glass I was not physically hurt (but a bit shocked), I set off for Liverpool and after some train changes I arrived at Kirkdale. After a 15 minute walk I was at Goodison, I had to be there early to pick up my ticket. It was a very windy day at Merseyside and when there were some horisontal rain showers the conditions weren´t the best..

Goodison Park has some restricted views and I couldn´t see the goal at the Gwladys End because of a pillar but it didn´t matter too much as all the goals were scored at the other end. Arsenal were a bit lucky to win, or as someone in the stand said "How can they score four goals when they only had three chances?". I liked Goodison Park and can fully understand why some Evertonians don´t want to move but with all the restricted views I can also understand those who want that new stadium in Kirkby.

Report (Everton v Manchester U):

On Easter Sunday I had only three matches to choose between and thankfully I managed to get a ticket for one of them, Everton v Manchester U at Goodison Park. My only previous visit to Goodison Park was back in 2007 and this time around the weather was much better than back then. Due to rail works I had to go by train from Birmingham to Crewe and from there with a bus replacement service. My train was late but with four minutes to spare I made the bus to Lime Street in Liverpool. Via Merseyrail and a 15-minute walk I was then outside the ground around noon (kick-off 13.30). I had bought a ticket via the Ticket Exchange and as I picked it up, having shown my Swedish passport as photo-ID, I was asked how come I had a Swedish address. Strange question but at least I got my ticket. Graeme Holmes has been to Goodison Park 964 times and before the match I once again met up with this Everton supporting legend.

My seat was in row 2 of the paddock in the Bullens Stand and from there the view was not the best. The game itself was one Everton fans will remember for many years. A good performance by the home team in combination with a pathetic effort by the visitors meant it finished 4-0 to Everton. In two matches at Goodison I have now seen nine goals! Anyway, after the match I hurried back to Kirkdale station from where I went to Liverpool South Parkway. At this station I could take a direct train back to Birmingham and avoid the bus replacement service from Lime Street.


 Goodison Park


Rear of the Main Stand (2019)

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Rear of the Main Stand (2007)


Rear of the Gwladys Street Stand


Rear of the Bullens Road Stand


Rear of the Park Stand (2019)

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A windy day in Liverpool (2007)


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Rear of the Park Stand (2007)


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 Everton FC


Fan zone

gwladys end

Gwladys Street Stand


 Gwladys Street Stand

bullens stand

Bullens Road Stand


park lane end

Park Stand


Park Stand


Main Stand

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Pictures from Everton v Arsenal 

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Gwladys Street Stand


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Bullens Road Stand


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Park Stand


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Arsenal fans


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Pictures from Everton v Manchester U




Park Stand


View of play


Main Stand


Gwladys Street Stand


Everton fans celebrating!