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Matchday Guide: Arsenal

by Daniel Alston @efc_danalston

Everton are finally back at Goodison Park on Saturday as Arsenal head to Merseyside.
The main attraction is, of course, the 90 minutes of action on the pitch (5.30pm kick-off) but fans heading to the match can also enjoy the extra activities taking place.
To mark the first home game of the season, the match has been themed as ‘Back to the School of Science’ and is aimed at celebrating both our proud history and our exciting new era under Roberto Martinez.
It’s also approaching the time when our young fans are thinking about going back to school.
Below is your comprehensive guide to what's going on at a sold-out Goodison.

The Players' Parade will once again be in operation, allowing supporters to get autographs and pictures with their favourite Everton stars. Situated towards the Bullens Road side of the Park End car park, players usually arrive from around two-and-a-half hours before kick-off. Kick-off on Saturday is at 5.30pm. 
The new and improved Fan Zone in the Park End car park will open at 2.30pm, with hosts Graeme White and Jennifer Jewell taking to the stage at 3.30pm for family fun, giveaways, live music and more.
Supporters can get their pictures and social media messages on the big screen in the Fan Zone simply by tagging their posts with #EFCFanZone. Prizes will be on hand for selected posts!
The popular photobooth will be present for fan interaction. Get your free souvenir photo taken and share a digital copy on social media!
The School of Science theme means there will be a tuck shop in the Fan Zone, with the promise of blue candy floss being available. Face painters will also be on hand for junior Blues.
StubHub’s Lucky Turnstile will also be in the Fan Zone from 3.30pm until kick-off. Click here for details of how you can win simply by scanning your match ticket or Seasoncard.
The matchday programme is again packed from cover to cover, with 84 pages of high-quality content, including a special history section highlighting the School of Science, notes from manager Roberto Martinez and captain Phil Jagielka, plus feature interviews and more. Copies of the publication are available to download here or to buy before the game from sellers in and around the stadium. 
Look out for a magician and a football freestyler in the Fan Zone! Changy will also be meeting fans around the ground for photographs.
Social media users can get messages and pictures on the screens inside the stadium by posting in advance or on the day using the hashtag #EFCvAFC. Posts made on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Vine and Instagram are all able to feature, subject to moderation, thanks to Tagboard. 
Want to watch the Blues warm up? The players will head out onto the pitch for their pre-match training at around 4.50pm.
A t-shirt cannon operator will circle the pitch as kick-off nears to fire special School of Science t-shirts into the crowd.
At half time, the Holy Trinity will be represented on the pitch. Colin Harvey, Howard Kendall and the grandchildren of the late Alan Ball will walk out together to greet the fans. Kevin Sheedy will also lead his Under-18 Premier League champions and their trophy out during the interval.
For those unable to attend Saturday’s sold-out game, free live radio commentary will be available on from 5.15pm with evertontv’s Darren Griffiths and Blues hero Ian Snodin. Send the duo questions and shoutout requests to them live on air by using #EFCLive on social media. Match highlights will be available from midnight for free on evertontv. Fans in Australasia and Asia can access these from 10pm BST on Sunday.

With all tickets sold out, the only place to obtain a seat for the game is now via StubHub. The Club’s official ticket marketplace allows Season Ticket holders to list their seat for matches they are unable to attend for fellow Evertonians to purchase. Click here to see available tickets.

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