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#1 Louis

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Posted 25 Mar 2007 - 00:38

http://www.mirror.co...-name_page.html

"THEY promised us a penthouse on the waterfront - now it's a council flat in Kirkby." Those are the words of Everton fan Paul Wharton.

A sense of submission that sums up the fears and frustrations felt by the majority of Evertonians over plans to re-locate miles outside of the city they have played in for 129 years.

Fears they may be moving to a half-empty, characterless leisure complex, where Kopite chants of "you're just a small club from Kirkby" will be realised, and frustration that their voices aren't being heard.
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Memoto Bill Kenwright: the gut instinct of virtually every Evertonian I speak to (which is many) is that surrendering the city of Liverpool to their Stanley Park neighbours, is an ill-thought-out decision with potentially calamitous consequences. The "exclusivity agreement" you have with Knowsley Council and Tesco, where no other options can be discussed, makes them believe it's a done deal.Andthey are desperate for answers.

Is it true Liverpool's council leader Warren Bradley is offering you two sites within the city and is willing to help you re-develop Goodison? Have you ever tried getting from South Liverpool to Kirkby by public transport or paid the extortionate taxi fare?

Why do you think Bolton's chairman is begging fans not to stay away since moving to a similar out-of-town retail site? Why Kirkby at all costs?

Is the club who sit sixth in the world's most affluent league so skint they'll take any handout no matter how unsuitable? Is it about ensuring you don't have to sell out to foreign investors with clout and lose control of the club?

And do you believe the average Evertonian wants to be dragged miles away from their spiritual home to sit in some soulless annex to a supermarket? Mr Kenwright, it's time to remember the nickname you've plastered on the side of Goodison and give the People some answers.


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#2 Zed

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Posted 25 Mar 2007 - 09:07

I read that and I though "hmm, just shows how the media can put a spin on things"
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#3 MikeO

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Posted 25 Mar 2007 - 12:20

Is the club who sit sixth in the world's most affluent league so skint they'll take any handout no matter how unsuitable?

I'm confused now...why would Chelsea want to relocate to Kirkby?

How are we supposed to take seriously any article that finds some obscure way to make us appear affluent?

It's a serious argument but this is not a sensible addition to it IMO.
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