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I'd go batshit crazy if the Toffees played here! :D

Unfortunately our local top flight comp here (A-League) isn't the best quality what with it being the 6th(I think) season...

That said, last year, we had Fulham and Celtic out here, so I can't see see why Everton wouldn't play here too!

 

The FFA would be VERY accommodating to their golden boy(Timmy)'s Club. ;)

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awesome! Definately going to drive up to sydney and will probably fly in to melbourne...might give brisbane a miss though.

I predict that tickets will be massively overpriced, but I'm gonna go anyway! :D

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Hey lads. I'm an Everton supporter in Melbourne, Australia. Very excited by the news they are coming to Australia. Over the past few years we've had Celtic, Juventus, and Fulham come from pre-season tours so great to see Everton join that list. As for the shit opposition comment, yes your right our local teams and our league in general are pretty rubbish, but its the best we got and it has its moments B) .

 

As for the opposition listed, you've got probably two of the worst teams to play. Melbourne Heart (And yes that sadly is their real name. Our league is run by complete dropkicks with no idea about football) are only a new team, only played their first practice game a few days ago, and have only got around 12 or so players signed up so far. And to think they will be playing Everton in a few months.

 

Brisbane Roar (Once again, yes, that is their real name) were a shambles last year on and off the field. Im tipping them to struggle again this year. But they have what I personally think is the best stadium in Australia.

 

Anyone has any questions then just ask, will do my best to answer them.

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I wonder how many World Cup players will end up making the trip?

I imagine Pienaar will be staying at home since SA's the host and all.

 

Players going to SA with their National team(some potenially);

Tim Cahill

Tim Howard

Yakubu

Yobo

Johnny H

Anichebe

Jags

Baines

Saha

 

 

Did I miss anyone? Anyways, I guess the above players would only make the trip here if they got knocked out early.

I'm thinking that really, England and Holland would be the ones to last longest. Can't imagine the USA or Australia getting too far past the group stages unfortunately.

Got no idea what Nigeria are like to be honest!

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I wonder how many World Cup players will end up making the trip?

I imagine Pienaar will be staying at home since SA's the host and all.

 

Players going to SA with their National team(some potenially);

Tim Cahill

Tim Howard

Yakubu

Yobo

Johnny H

Anichebe

Jags

Baines

Saha

 

 

Did I miss anyone? Anyways, I guess the above players would only make the trip here if they got knocked out early.

I'm thinking that really, England and Holland would be the ones to last longest. Can't imagine the USA or Australia getting too far past the group stages unfortunately.

Got no idea what Nigeria are like to be honest!

 

 

The tour starts July 17th. The World Cup is from June 11th to July 11th.

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The tour starts July 17th. The World Cup is from June 11th to July 11th.

But the players that go (to SA) will certainly get a bit of a break after they're eliminated, won't have to report back with the rest of the squad. Just a question of how far they go in the cup and then how long they're given after.

You'd like to think (am I naïve?) that the players would actually want to go on a trip like that given the choice...think I would.

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Docklands suits me, it's next to work :).

 

Will defo goto the Melbourne game and might fly up to Sydney for that match too... might be more worthwhile!

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I wonder how many World Cup players will end up making the trip?

I imagine Pienaar will be staying at home since SA's the host and all.

 

Players going to SA with their National team(some potenially);

Tim Cahill

Tim Howard

Yakubu

Yobo

Johnny H

Anichebe

Jags

Baines

Saha

 

 

Did I miss anyone? Anyways, I guess the above players would only make the trip here if they got knocked out early.

I'm thinking that really, England and Holland would be the ones to last longest. Can't imagine the USA or Australia getting too far past the group stages unfortunately.

Got no idea what Nigeria are like to be honest!

 

mucha and..erm hibbert

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At worst you'll have Turner, Hibbert, Distin, Coleman, Duffy, Bily, Arteta, Neville, Gosling, Osman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Vaughan and Baxter plus a fair few reserves.

Probably Jags, Saha & Anichebe as well I'd have thought.

 

Bound to be a few WC players will make it also.

 

Enough players there to put out a decent side whatever.

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The tour starts July 17th. The World Cup is from June 11th to July 11th.

 

Correction...

 

Everton will face Brisbane Roar at the Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 10 July and then fly to The Etihad Stadium to take on Melbourne Heart five days later on Wednesday 14 July before ending the tour at the ANZ Stadium with a game against Sydney FC on Saturday 17 July.

Link

 

That appears to DURING the World Cup. ;)

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Correction...

 

 

Link

 

That appears to DURING the World Cup. ;)

 

Oh sorry, I took my date from a sub-header on the news item from the homepage. Apparently they've changed it since!

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That's the Aussies and 250 sorted.

 

I'm sure the Exeter game will be announced soon B) .

 

Had a nice stay down here a while back at Nigel Mansell's place, be rude not to come back :) .

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I've taken leave from work so that I can travel to watch each game. Even though I follow Sydney in the local league, I'll be in their with the Everton jersey giving all my support. Looking forward to it!

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Don't forget to take your camera!

 

That's one thing I definitely won't forget! I'll probably post some of the pictures when it's all over :)

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http://www.evertondownunder.com

 

MATCH AND TICKETING DETAILS

Saturday 10 July 2010, Sydney

Sydney FC v Everton

ANZ Stadium

Gates open: 5.30pm

Kick‐off: 7.30pm

Gold Silver Bronze

Single $139.95 $99.95 $49.95

Family n/a $299.90 $179.90

All prices include GST. Transaction fees may apply.

Tickets available from Ticketek, www.ticketek.com.au from 20 May

Telephone 132 849

 

 

Wednesday 14 July 2010, Melbourne

Melbourne Heart v Everton

Etihad Stadium

Gates open: 6.00pm

Kick‐off: 7.30pm

Gold Silver Bronze

Single $139.95 $99.95 $49.95

Family n/a $299.90 $179.90

All prices include GST. Transaction fees may apply.

Tickets available from Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com.au from 25 May

Telephone 136 100

 

 

Saturday 17 July 2010, Brisbane

Brisbane Roar v Everton

Suncorp Stadium

Gates open: 6.00pm

Kick‐off: 7.30pm

Gold Silver Bronze

Single $139.95 $99.95 $49.95

Family n/a $299.90 $179.90

All prices include GST. Transaction fees may apply.

Tickets available from Ticketek, www.ticketek.com.au from 20 May

Telephone 132 849

 

I'd be baulking at the ticket prices, are they usually so expensive in Oz? £30 at the minimum for a friendly :o

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Whoa! That's pricey!

 

For perspective, the tickets I bought for the Australia vs New Zealand friendly next week(the socceroos fairwell match), and they were $65 AUD for the 2nd tier tickets...

 

I most certainly won't be paying $140 for my ticket...

 

Cheers for posting that Louis! ;)

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I'd put my money on it being the A-League clubs that put that price on there.

They are all a bit strapped for cash, but they clearly don't get the whole supply/demand thing...hell, if they had the Melbourne game at the MCG(100k capacity) instead of Docklands(50k) and halved the ticket prices they'd have a full house MCG instead of an echoing Docklands with a pitch that rivals Wembley.

 

Bit of a joke really...

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The Everton Supporters Club of Australia has sent an email saying to hold off buying tickets, they're trying to organise a section of the stadium for Everton fans... at the very least they'll post up information on which block/location to book a ticket so that we're not all spread out.

 

I'll pay the $140 if that's where they decide to stick the everton fans section... however will reconsidering paying it twice.. might skip going to Sydney, though I think that will be the toughest game for Everton and likely to be the most entertaining.

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Well I've already said that I'm going to be at all the games, and 140 bucks for each is bloody pricey. Keep us updated with this Everton section.

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just to make matters worse...the Sydney game is on my sister's 18th birthday and the Melbourne game is on my girlfriend's mum's birthday.

 

How fuck am I gonna pull this one off.

 

Easy. Buy your sister a ticket to the game for her birthday. Same with your girlfriend's mum.

 

They win, you win.

 

 

I've just got back from sending an email to my roster people. I'm extending my leave which was originally from the 9th to 18th. It's now the 1st to the 18th, hoping to catch the team at the airport!

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I would love to see the Blue supporters from overseas coming downunder. Too bad thought that the Everton section tickets have been sold out for all three games. I believe they were trying to extend them... again!

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I know of, at least 20 people who are flying out independently. Arranged visits from 1 week to 1 month, alas I shall not be able to attend, perversely because I have family who live in Brisbane and have actually come over to Liverpool for the summer, how bloody ironic. :( Especially as where about to arrange to go last year when an Everton trip was mooted but was then cancelled. :angry:

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For those who are travelling down, check out the following threads. We've, or the ESCA, have organised pre-game drinks.

It'd be great to meet you travelling supporters!

 

Sydney game: http://www.evertonfc.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1407

Brisbane: http://www.evertonfc.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1425

 

Couldn't find Melbourne's venue thread. I'll look out for it :)

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I read before that ESPN were no longer showing the games after originally planning to.

They were on their schedule this morning because I checked before posting. Now they're not so you would seem to be right :(

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