ESCLA Social Secs’ Update Nov/Dec.

Rob sent this through to me last week – sorry Rob for the small delay in publishing it, been busy.

Hi all,
Hope you are all looking forward to Christmas.
We didn’t quite get much feedback about the Ronnie Goodlass book signing, but I’m hoping to meet up with him this weekend at the match for a chat.
Maybe we can coax him to the Horseshoe along with another blue Mark Higgins who has some wonderful stories about life on the verge of greatness of the Kendall era.
Anyway that’s for next year.

So this week sees us play the 1st game at Goodison for a while against Cardiff City. A match we all expect to win of course, but counting eggs into the basket is never wise.

We have been asked to meet with the Irish Supporters group Goodison Blues Ireland which like ourselves, are affiliated to Everton Football Club.
They have requested our presence at the Elm pub on Westminster Road (L4 4LZ)_ where we will have a formal swapping of the scarves., We at ESCLA have had an official scarf made which will make its way to the Mercantile in Dublin after the match. Anyone who wishes to join us please do so as it would be wonderful for our two supporters clubs to meet up and create some lasting ties. I am hoping to make it over to Dublin to experience the atmosphere next time they have an exBlue over there, gutted to have missed Kevin Sheedy recently, but he is another Legend on my list of exToffees to bring to London.

If any of you want to meetUp please keep an eye on twitter @escla1975 where I will be giving updates all day. Not to mention that the following day is the Mini-Derby, Everton at home against Liverpool (U23) Im not sure of the venue yet, but if anyone is staying over this weekend, lets meet Up and watch the match FREE for season ticket holders.

So the next big one is the Anfield Derby, best of luck to all those lucky supporters that are lucky enough to have gotten tickets. For those stuck in London and wanting to watch the match in a Blue only environment, then the Horseshoe in Clerkenwell will be the only pub in London with this privilege, Fanscapes will once again be supplying some bottles of Blue Bitter, Royal Blue Mersey and Holy Trinity for us to sell. Theo Walcott has signed a shirt for us to raffle off with ALL proceeds to go to the wonderful EitC  charity, so if you can make it along , please do as it should be a good day to spend alongside fellow blues.

The supporters team Everton Fan Football Club (EFFC) won at the weekend. A wonderful 2-1 away win against Bristol City. We had quite a few fans turn up which was great; we are always on the lookout for more squad players and maybe a sponsor if anyone out there wants to help us out with pitch fees, league fees etc.get in touch.

The Everton Darts team season has started, although we haven’t actually played yet. We are still awaiting Burnley to confirm a date for us to play our preliminary cup match. If you want to come along and play/support/socialise on dart match nights please let me know and I will let you know when and where we are playing, I must say it’s always a lot of fun.
For more info on the Fans League, you can keep up with fixtures and the table;;; for the Football team on

Or the darts team on

Well that’s all for me for the moment, I hope to see a few of you this weekend, or again at the pub ..Its a good time to be an Evertonian.

Best wishes


5 replies
        • Pete
          Pete says:

          I couldn’t advise joining ESCLA as a means of access to match tickets as we only ever get limited availability and seldom have enough to satisfy demand, especially for London games. A new member wanting 5 tickets is very unlikely to be accommodated first time around though we do try to spread the tickets out amongst members over the course of a season.
          If you fancy joining up anyway membership details are elsewhere on the website.

          • Raymond Jefferson
            Raymond Jefferson says:

            Ok thanks Pete. I will try buying in the home end. Will have to put on a cockney accent hopefully I will be safe.

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