Going to Arsenal ?

Arsenal   N5 1BU

By car  103 mls, 2 hours 15 mins

Leave the M1 at Junction 2 and onto the A1, following the signs for City (Central London). Keep going on the A1 for around six miles, until you see Holloway Road Tube Station on your right. Take the next left at the traffic lights into Hornsey Road and the stadium is about a 1/4 of a mile further down this road.

There is little parking at the stadium itself or in nearby streets. An extensive residents only parking scheme operates around the stadium on matchdays. It's probably better to park further out of London around a tube station such as Cockfosters and get the tube to the ground  – it is only about 4 miles south of the M25.  It has its own car park but this can be full and it can also be difficult to exit after the game, with most drivers seeking to come out and cross the main road to head north.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The nearest London Underground tube station to the Emirates Stadium is Holloway Road on the Piccadilly line. However, this is closed on matchdays as it relies mostly on lifts to transport passengers to and from street level and this could cause problems when large crowds are in attendance. Fans should therefore alight at the next stop on the Piccadilly line which is Arsenal tube station. It is only a few minutes walk from here to the stadium. On exiting the station turn right and follow Drayton Park Road around to the left. Then take one of the large bridges over the railway line to the stadium. Other tube stations in walking distance of the stadium are Finsbury Park on the Piccadilly Line and Highbury & Islington on the Victoria Line.

Otherwise you can take an overland train to Finsbury Park Railway Station from London Kings Cross. It is then about a 10 to 15 minute walk from Finsbury Park to the stadium.

By train journey to London takes approx 2 hours , off peak return £62.50 – singles may be cheaper

 

Where to drink

The traditional pub for away supporters is the Drayton Arms, which is located near to Arsenal tube station and Drayton Park railway station. This Courage pub overlooks the new stadium and is only a few minutes walk away.

The Twelve Pins (formerly the Finsbury Park Tavern) near Finsbury Park Tube Station normally has a good mix of home and away fans and about a ten minute walk from the ground. There is also a Wetherspoons pub called the White Lion Of Mortimer, which is a five minute walk away from Finsbury Park Tube Station along Stroud Green Road.

 

All information is provided in good faith but the Foxes Trust cannot be held responsible for any errors. Thanks to the Football Ground Guide.

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Harvey Barnes – He’ll Tear You Apart…

We like to get opinions from fans who have one of our players on loan at their club, today we gain the view of Neil, from Proud Baggies – LGBT+ Supporters' Group of West Bromwich Albion FC

“As much as we were delighted to be asked to provide an update on Harvey Barnes’ progress thus far this season, it was also a sad reminder that he is, in fact, not ‘one of our own’ which in turn is a stark reminder that at some point it’s very likely that we will have to manage without him in whatever division we end up in for 2019/20!

 

When he arrived during the summer, most WBA will have known very little about him. A product of your Academy and having been on 2 loan spells with MK Dons and Barnsley and only making one 91st minute appearance in the Premier League to his name, he arrived at The Hawthorns with little or no expectations.

 

The first time we saw him in action was during a pre-season friendly in honour of Cyrille Regis vs. Coventry in the inaugural Regis Cup. Eight minutes in and two goals later, Harvey had well and truly arrived, and frankly, he’s never looked back!

 

Since then, he’s started every one of our 12 games so far this season, scored five goals, including a thunderous goal of the month winning opening day strike against Bolton and claimed two assists. More than that though, he’s epitomised the change that’s swept through the Club under the leadership of Darren Moore.

 

Playing in the middle of a 3-4-1-1 formation that with our two wing backs and two forwards provides a five man strike force and allows Harvey to have a relatively  free reign going forwards. He’s most definitely at his best in attack with the ball at his feet and these days there’s always an air of expectation when he’s got the ball in the oppositions half!

 

That said, is he a fully rounded Premiership midfielder? Absolutely not. As I’ve said, with the ball and heading for goal he’s feared by most Championship teams but there’s work to be done still particularly in his defensive capabilities and work off the ball – key elements required for the top flight.

 

Such has his arrival at the club been heralded that there is near constant rumour and concern regarding the possibility of his loan spell being cut short and plenty of hope that we’ll be able to hang on to him after it’s over. And the plaudits are not just from fans either. Most of our local journalists have recognised his emerging talent with the general consensus being that he’s the most exciting talent currently in the Championship.”

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DEFENSIVE FRAILTIES RETURN TO HAUNT CITY

LEICESTER CITY 1 EVERTON 2

Report by Paul Weston

City fans travelled to this match with optimism after a convincing win against Newcastle. Would we win three games on the trot and kick-start our stuttering start to the season and silence the “Puel Out” clamour that always seems to be rumbling in the background?

Since the season started there have been two blindingly obvious problem areas that needed to be sorted out. These were:

Problem 1: We always start each match at funereal pace with slow deliberate sideways and backwards passing. This encourages the opposition to press our defence, we lose the ball and this encourages the opposition to score early. We are much better when we play at pace and this normally happens in the latter part of the game when we are trying to get back into the game.

Problem 2: It was a well-known fact that the Huth/Morgan defensive duo, fantastic in its prime, was past its sell by date a season ago. Simpson, a good defender, has been deemed to be ineffective as an attacking right back, and has been put into the wilderness. Ricardo was signed as a replacement, or so we thought, but cannot defend but is good breaking forward. Evans, Benkovic and Soyuncu have been signed as replacements for Morgan and back up for Maguire.

So far Evans looks no faster or better than Morgan, Benkovic has strangely been loaned to Celtic and Soyuncu has yet to play a game, apparently because he cannot communicate in English with team mates. Consequently Morgan continues to be selected as a partner for Maguire with Amartey at right back. It makes no sense at all to all the fans and is an obvious weakness for opposing teams to exploit.

Puel selected the same side as at Newcastle. It was not long before problem 1 and problem 2 occurred at the same time. Bernard wriggled his way through a weak defence, Schmeichel palmed the cross away but straight to Richarlison who volleyed home. 0-1 down after seven minutes and it was so, so predictable.

This knocked City out of their stride and the defence continued to look shaky every time Everton broke with the pace of Bernard and Richarlison troubling Morgan and Maguire. Chilwell continues to improve but Amartey, with Ricardo offering little help, did not look comfortable at right back.

Everton’s defensive duo of Zouma and Keane looked vulnerable when pressurised but sadly Iheanacho failed frequently to support Vardy in attack. Nevertheless, City gradually grew into the game and, after a great Chilwell cross which Vardy headed wide.

Vardy was put through on a trademark run behind Keane. He looked certain to score but surprisingly shot wide.

City then equalised after a scramble in their own goal mouth from an Everton corner in the 40th minute. Mendy got the ball out to Iheanacho who passed first time to Ricardo who had made up loads of ground on the left. He left the Everton team in his wake, twisted and turned the last defender and scored a great goal, even though Pickford got a hand to the ball.

The half ended 1-1 and it was impossible to predict how the match would end. A big worry was that, by half-time, Morgan and Amartey had both received deserved yellow cards. Morgan looked very vulnerable any time he was attacked and turned.

City started the second half much faster and with greater intensity. The crowd noise grew immeasurably and it looked like City could win both points. Chilwell in particular was a driving force and shot narrowly over after a mazy dribble through Everton’s defence.

Richarlison continued to worry Morgan with his pace and was knocked off the pitch with a forceful tackle. It was clear that the referee spoke to Morgan at that time with something like- “that’s your last warning Wes- next time and you will be off”. Puel should then have acted and replaced Morgan with Evans to reduce the risk of a second yellow card. He took no action and it was no surprise because in the 63rd minute Morgan stamped into the back of Richarlison who made the most of the tackle and Morgan was sent off for the second time this season. It was totally avoidable and immediately handed the advantage to Everton at a time when City were on top.

Puel replaced the completely ineffective Iheanacho with Albrighton but from that point Everton always looked the winner and scored a quite brilliant goal. Sigurdsson tricked Maddison skilfully and scored with a wonderful long shot into the top corner of Schmeichel’s goal.

Puel’s substitutions, bringing on Ghezzal and Okazak,i achieved little and only seemed to weaken City’s organisation. Everton continued to threaten City’s goal until the end of the match and so it was a surprise when, from the last corner, Amartey was so close to an equaliser with a header.

The match ended with a 2-1 defeat which was so frustrating for the City fans. No-one, except Chilwell, excelled and City’s well-known frailties contributed to their downfall. Until these problems are resolved by Puel and the team then this could be a season of under achievement and disappointment.

City: (4-2-3-1) Schmeichel, Chilwell, Morgan, Maguire, Pereira, Amartey, Mendy, Ndidi, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy. Subs: Evans, Albrighton, Ward, Okazaki, Iborra, Fuchs, Ghezzal

Everton: (4-5-1) Pickford, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Kenny, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Gueye, Bernard, Davies, Richarlison Subs: Schneiderlin, Stekelenburg, Tosun, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman, Holgate, Baines

The views expressed in this report are the opinions of the Trust member nominated to file the report only and do not represent the views of the Foxes Trust organisation

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View from the oppo – Everton

View from the oppo – Everton

Name: Richard Jensen

Current home town: Leicester

Birthplace: Liverpool

Fan for how long? 25 Years

Favourite thing about your home ground: When the Z Cars Theme comes on!

Favourite Game: 1995 FA Cup Final Win v Manchester United.

Favourite player: Neville Southall

Current favourite: Sigurdsson – would walk into a Premier League Best 11

Who could unlock the game: Gueye – An excellent player

Player you fear: Vardy will always cause a threat.

Score: My heart says 2-1 to us, my head says 2-1 to you!

Where will you finish: We need to be pushing for Europe … or at worst re-building towards

What about your summer transfer activity: Richarlison was by far our best buy.

Relegation prediction: Fulham, Cardiff and Newcastle

Who will win the league? Man City – again!

Any other comments: We need the win to build confidence

Next Up Everton – 6 October 2018

Next Up Everton – 6 October 2018

Manager:     Marco Silva   Founded:       1878

Ground:        Goodison Park    Address:   Goodison Road, Liverpool, England

Capacity:      39,572

Squad: 

1              England                                GK          Jordan Pickford

2              England                                DF           Mason Holgate

3              England                                DF           Leighton Baines

4              England                                DF           Michael Keane

5              France                                  DF           Kurt Zouma (on loan from Chelsea)

6              England                                DF           Phil Jagielka (captain)

8              Portugal                                MF         André Gomes (on loan from Barcelona)

10           Iceland                                   MF         Gylfi Sigurðsson

11           England                                 FW         Theo Walcott

12           France                                  DF           Lucas Digne

13           Colombia                              DF           Yerry Mina

14           Turkey                                  FW         Cenk Tosun

16           Republic of Ireland               MF         James McCarthy

17           Senegal                               MF         Idrissa Gueye

18           France                                 MF         Morgan Schneiderlin

19           Senegal                               FW         Oumar Niasse

20           Brazil                                   FW         Bernard

22           Netherlands                        GK          Maarten Stekelenburg

23           Republic of Ireland              DF           Séamus Coleman

26           England                               MF         Tom Davies

28           England                               MF         Kieran Dowell

29           England                               FW         Dominic Calvert-Lewin

30           Brazil                                   FW         Richarlison

31           England                               FW         Ademola Lookman

33           Portugal                              GK          João Virgínia

34           DR of the Congo                 MF         Beni Baningime

35           England                               DF           Tyias Browning

41           Poland                                GK          Mateusz Hewelt

43           England                              DF           Jonjoe Kenny

We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information.

For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club web site:  http://www.evertonfc.com