Away Day Guide – Everton
Fulham travel to Goodison Park looking to arrest their run of poor away form in a clash with a side struggling against the drop.
Tickets are currently on sale to Fulham fans with a previous booking history, priced at £30 for adults, £25 for supporters aged over 65 and £20 for juniors (four per person). Supporters booking tickets will gain five loyalty points.
GETTING TO GOODISON PARK
Take the M62 until the very end of the motorway and then remain in the right-hand lane and take the A5058 Ring Road North, following the signs for ‘Football Stadia’ for approximately three miles. When you reach a junction with a McDonald’s on the corner, turn left into Utting Avenue and continue along this road for a mile, whereupon you should turn right at the corner of Stanley Park into Priory Road. Goodison Park is at the end of the road.
Fulham fans are able to park in the Stanley Park car park for £10.
Kirkdale station is closest to Goodison Park. From the station, turn right and cross over the railway bridge. From the traffic lights, head up Westminster Road until you reach the Elm Tree pub, when you should turn left into Barlow Lane. You will soon be on County Road (A59). Cross over the road at the traffic lights and head down Spellow Lane and Goodison Park will be on the left.
Fulham fans may find it easier to head to Sandhills Railway Station, from where special Soccerbus shuttles run for two hours before the game and 50 minutes after the final whistle. You can take a train to Sandhills from Liverpool Central (which you can reach from Liverpool Lime Street) and if you ask for a ticket to Goodison Park – the price of Soccerbus is reduced to £3. Supporters are advised to have a back-up, like a taxi or walking to Kirkdale station, for after the game as the shuttle buses become very cramped after the final whistle.
Most Fulham fans will be arriving via Liverpool Lime Street, which is three miles from the ground. A taxi will cost around (£8) or the 919 Special Bus, which takes you directly to Goodison Park in around ten minutes, from Stand 10 in St. John’s Lane for a single fare of £2.20.
The official coaches will depart at 7.30am on matchday and are priced at £30 for adult season ticket holders and members and £20 for juniors, with non-season ticket holders and non-members seats priced at £35 for adults and £25 for juniors.
There are a few options within the vicinity of Goodison Park for Fulham fans. The Thomas Frost (177-187 Walton Road, Liverpool, L4 4AJ) is the nearest Wetherspoons pub, which welcomes home and away fans. The Spellow (79 Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EN) just outside the ground has previously extended a warm welcome to Fulham fans, but gets very busy on a matchday. The Liverpool Taxi Cab Drivers, Sports and Social Club (2 Walton Hall Avenue, Anfield, Liverpool L4 6UF) has also admitted Fulham fans in the past for a small fee. Otherwise, The Arkles (77 Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, L4 0TJ) – across Stanley Park and the designated away pub for Anfield – has been popular with Fulham fans.
The city centre offers plenty of excellent alternatives, including The Head of Steam (85 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY), which features in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.