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The second best ground on Merseyside (I have to say that)!

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Ihave to admit that Iused to think that Goodison Park was a brilliant grounm but over the last few years it has largely stayed the same whilst other stadi (such as Anfield)have been dramatically improved. Behind one goal is the Park End Stand, a simple cantilevered construction with bright blue seats (not that you'd know with my crappy black and white photos!), and a large scoreboard in the centre of the white roof fascia. It's not that big, just a single tier of approximately thirty rows, but it replaced the old away end, which was a dreadful, decaying, nightmare of a stand, long in need of demolition and replacement. Unfortunately, the Bullens Road stand along one touchline, and the Gladwys Street Stand into which it merges behind the other goal remain! These stands are quaint, with their criss-cross blue and white panelling, but the principle material of construction is unconvincing wood, and they are riddled with view obstructing posts all the way along. It's no surprise that now the visiting supporters are housed in a section of the Bullens Road. It's probably because of this stand that Anfield was used for Euro '96 and not Goodison. Finally, however, is the amazing triple decker main stand along the other touchline. It's the top balcony and its legendary escalators that are the piece de resistance of thus construction. You must get an amazing view from there. Below the balcony is the untidy looking central tier with its block of yellow coloured seats and directors' box, and below this is the paddock with the tatty looking 'executive' boxes taking up a large area in the middle. The capacity is an all-seated 40,000 keeping Goodison as one of the largest league grounds.


Easy, assuming you are coming from outside Liverpool, get on the M62, then the M57, storm up there and take the junction for the A580. Make sure you go left off the slip road and step on it. Keep on the A580 for about 4 miles and the ground is on your right, just as Stanley Park appears on your left. Once you see the turret of the Everton souvenir shop you know you are there.


The Bullens Road and Gladwys street blue and white criss crosses on the panelling, unlikely that they'll be there for much longer. Or, maybe the toffee lady who throws Everton mints into the crowd. Or, maybe those escalators!


It has to be the derby game. Everton - Liverpool at Goodison is very special (though not for me, I've been to 3 at Goodison and Everton have won 1-0.1-0 and 2-0)


1996/7: Between 13 pounds and 18 pounds depending on where you sit.

Page last updated: 10th December 1997. Any comments, errors, get in touch: Andrew Thomas.

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