Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday March 10th 2012, 3pm
Why you were looking forward to going to
the ground (or not as the case may be):
Me and my mates try to go to as many away
games as possible and we really wanted to
go to Goodison Park as the reviews we
heard were top class. However our form had
recently dropped so we weren't too sure
how the result would turn out, but we
would be but we try to remain positive or
football isn't fun!
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
We got the train from London Euston to
Liverpool Lime street. The tickets cost us
an arm and a leg but it was
straightforward to get there. We
passed the long journey, trying to predict
the Spurs line up and whether Redknapp
would stick Bale on the right or centre of
midfield. We had a couple of drinks to
save a bit for money up there. Also we
were quite worried as the only train back
to London was half an hour after the game
so it would be a rush to make it and we
didn't fancy staying in Liverpool over
night! We got a taxi from the railway
station to the ground and the taxi driver
was full of banter but upset as he was a
red and they had lost to Sunderland, he
warned us to cover our colours.
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
We were driven straight to the ground.
With a while before kick off but we
decided to go in buy and programme check
out our seats and then go for a few beers
on the concourse, home fans seemed
friendly enough despite what the taxi
driver said although we didn't mix with
4. What you thought on seeing the ground,
first impressions of away end then other
sides of the ground?
We were in the upper tier and our view was
amazing. I'd recommend anyone to go for
upper tier seats as I hear the lower tier
isn't as good. One thing I really liked
was that we were not behind a goal so we
could easily see both sides of the pitch.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game was okay. Spurs dominated most of
the game but ended up on the wrong side of
a 1-0 scoreline. Towards the end Spurs
scored what I though was an equalising
goal but it was flagged offside. We left
before the end of the game in order to
catch that train! Stewards were friendly
and not once told us to sit down, didn't
taste the pies So I can't comment on them.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground
after the game:
Getting away from the ground was easy as
the game was still going on, we heard a
cheer which was loud so we knew we had
lost, but what made the day was that we
bumped into the same taxi driver! Which
was funny. He took us to the station and
we manage to easily catch our train in
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day
Despite the result one of my favourite
away days, i'd go again and anyone
thinking of going to Goodison then DO IT!
It's a great ground, one fault with it
though, Everton fans could do with singing
a bit more!