The festive season is upon us! At the time of year when most leagues take a break, the Premier League is ramping up. Christmas Day and Boxing Day football have been a tradition in England since 1860. The Christmas Day games are a thing of the past, however Boxing Day remains a peak soccer day every year.
Boxing Day falls on the 26th of December and is a second national holiday after Christmas in the UK. It’s traditionally a day spent with friends and family over more food, more drinks and for many, more football.
Many, including Copa90 believe the lack of a winter break in the Premier League is detrimental to the English national team.
The Toffee Club will be open every day over the holidays apart from Christmas Day. And of course we will be open early for those Boxing Day matches.
Friday 21st December
OPEN AT 11.30 AM
12 PM Wolverhampton vs Liverpool – Pub screens
Saturday 22nd December
OPEN AT 6.30 AM
7 AM Chelsea vs Leicester - Pub screens
7 AM Newcastle vs Fulham - Clubhouse
9.30 AM Cardiff vs Manchester United – Pub screens
Sunday 23rd December
OPEN AT 7.30 AM
8 AM Everton vs Tottenham – All screens
Tuesday 25th December
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY
Wednesday 26th December
OPEN AT 6.30 AM
7 AM Burnley vs Everton – Clubhouse
7 AM Liverpool vs Newcastle - Side screen
7 AM Tottenham vs Bournemouth – Pub screens
9.15 AM Brighton vs Arsenal – Pub screens
11.30 AM Watford vs Chelsea – Pub screens
Make the most of this tradition and plan to spend the full day at the Toffee Club on the 26th. We will have plenty of pies, pints and good cheer.
If you’re new to the English tradition of boxing day, watch this video for its rather surprising history. Downton Abbey would have definitely participated in boxing day!