Goodison Park ... The Geordies Are On Their Way!

Last updated : 27 December 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor


Away fans are located in one corner of the two tiered, Bullens Road Stand, which is at the side of the pitch, where just over 3,000 away fans can be accommodated. If you can, try to get tickets for the upper tier, as the view from the lower tier can be quite poor. In the rear of the lower tier there are a number of supporting pillars that can hinder your view, the seating is of the old wooden type and the gap between rows is tight. The front of the lower tier is a lot better having newer seats and no supporting pillars to contend with. Some visiting clubs elect to take a lower allocation than the 3,000 on offer, if this applies then only the lower tier is given to away fans. The facilities within the stand are basic and it is really showing its age. However, away fans can generate some noise from this stand, making for a great atmosphere. On a poignant note, if you do happen to notice some flowers lying around the perimeter of the pitch, this is because the ashes of a number of supporters have been interred around it.

The Anfield Hotel up Walton Lane does not get as full as others on match days, probably because of the name and is probably boycotted by Everton fans. The Hermitage is close to Goodison on Queens Drive, and The Spellow, The Blue House and Wilnslow Hotel are canny enough. The only one that isn't too friendly is the Royal Oak.

Follow the M62 until you reach the end of the motorway (beware of a 50mph speed camera about a quarter of a `mile from the end of the motorway, notorious for tickets). Then follow the A5056 towards Liverpool. After three miles, turn left at the traffic lights into Utting Avenue (there is a McDonalds on the corner of this junction). Proceed for one mile and then turn right at the corner of Stanley Park into Priory Road. Goodison is at the end of the road.

Kirkdale station is the closest to the ground (just under a mile away) and can be reached by first getting a train from Liverpool Lime Street to Liverpool Central and then changing there for Kirkdale. Personally, I'd rather save all the bother and get a taxi from Lime Street. It's three miles away, but I've walked it back to the station before and it is all downhill.

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