Written by @CraigPodevin
After the draw against Leicester, I’ll respect the point but we’re up against fellow relegation candidates Everton next in our next game which falls mid-week. Reports on Twitter say that Sam Allardyce may be the manager by then, but hopefully they will carry on their abysmal form and we can get a win against them.
Stadium: Goodison Park
Address: Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EL
Away seating: Bullens Road Stand, via turnstiles 53-60
Goodison Park, despite being large, is quite old and this is why Everton have purchased land at Bramley Moore Dock and are looking to build a brand new 50,000 seater stadium. From the Main Stand at the very top, not only can you get views of Stanley Park but you can also see their nearest rivals’ stadium Anfield.
One problem with Goodison Park, is due to the stadium’s age, you may find yourself with a restricted view because of supporting pillars.
Kirkdale Railway station is the closest to the ground, approximately a mile away, however it is advised to go to Sandhills Railway Station and take a bus to the ground which runs 2 hours before kick off and 50 minutes after the final whistle.
From the M6 exit at J21a you will need to follow the M62 until you reach the end of the motorway. You then follow the A5058 Queen’s Drive towards Liverpool. After four miles, at the roundabout junction with the A59, turn left into County Road. Three quarters of a mile along County Road, turn left into Spellow Lane and then left into Goodison Road. left at the traffic lights into Utting Avenue. Keep going for one mile and then turn right at the corner of Stanley Park into Priory Road.
If you arrive by 1.00pm there should be sufficient street parking around Walton Lane. The other option is to park in Walton Lifestyles Sports Centre (Sat-Nav postcode L4 9XP) where you can park for £7 – it is about a fifteen-minute walk to Goodison Park and by parking there you avoid the traffic at Stanley Park and it is only a five minute drive from the motorway. The last option is to park near Anfield or in Stanley Park for £8.
Food and drink:
The Royal Oak is a home fans only pub and therefore should be avoided. There’s a small outdoor ‘fanzone’ that serves alcohol and food to both home and away fans, so if you’re interested in having a drink and chatting to some Everton fans there’s your place.
About a 15 minute walk from the stadium is the Thomas Frost pub (Walton Road) which is a Wetherspoons outlet. Further down is a wine bar called Bradleys which is family run and sells beers and real ales if the Thomas Frost is packed out. The Arkles pub, which is also a popular pub for away fans visiting Anfield, is also an option. It shows Sky Sports and is only 10-15 minutes walking from the stadium.
Goodison Park does not allow food or drink to be taken into the stadium from outside.
As always support the team, enjoy yourself and be safe. If you are not going then you’re welcome to follow the live updates on Twitter from @WestHamWaycouk! Come On You Irons!