I'll be honest and say I don't want us to move... I don't care if the stadium is falling to bits, its still a cracking ground to be in when its full. I also don't buy they idea that we will get more fans if we move. We might get a few more in the initial six months (out of curiosity) but when they realise its the same dreary team the crowds will dwindle again... and in fact probably end up slightly lower because none of the 'locals' can be bothered travelling that extra distance.
The idea that we will also appeal to a new catchment area is a joke aswell... we maybe moving away from Anfield but we will be moving nearer to Wigan (dont laugh) and Greater Manchester, an area which has become a graveyard for many a famous old club. We'll be moving out of the frying pan into the fire.
In the next few decades, Liverpool FC will find it easier to attract young support from the city and eventually, for once, will justly be able to claim they are the one true team in Liverpool.
Without sounding too melodramatic, it feels like I've just found out a relative has a terminal illness and the Docs have said there is nothing I can do about it. I feel angry and helpless.
We are going to have to move because we are basically broke. I have supported Kenwright in the past as he saved us from Peter Johnson, I even think Kieth Wyness is doing a good job with what he has to work with and the two of them are no doubt giving Moyes (who is not the most astute purchaser of players weve ever had) every penny that can be spared. However, they are basically trying to keep a sinking ship afloat and eventually they are going to run out of tape to plug up the leaking holes. I'll give Bill the benefit of the doubt when he says he is open to offers (although I'm getting very suspicious now) but he has to face facts and admit that eventually might have to have to step aside to encourage new investment.
I will accept this move IF and only IF the club can guarantee (as Wyness has intimated) that they will be able to wipe a very large proportion of our debts out. To me that is the only saving grace of this move. You can sod your shiny seats and your bragging rights as to whose stadium has the most corporate boxes if it has no atmosphere and no decent team to watch in it. A turd is still a turd no matter how much fancy packaging it comes in.
If this is the only way we can balance the books and payoff our insane debt scheme then so be it.
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1 Posted 17/07/2007 at 16:41:49
2 Posted 17/07/2007 at 16:55:38
wyness has already stated that the board will decide where our stadium will be ,regardless of the vote outcome.
the club is poo pooing everything about staying at goodison , and to me its a dead cert we are moving to tescoland wether the fans like it or not!
3 Posted 17/07/2007 at 17:39:18
4 Posted 17/07/2007 at 17:40:01
5 Posted 17/07/2007 at 17:48:17
6 Posted 17/07/2007 at 17:59:04
Simple as that.
By the way, Moyes not being an ’astute’ purchaser of players? Okay, a couple of mistakes but every manager does, but?
Bent 400k (sold for 2m is my point)
Jagielka 3m (Nace included - great buy).
some of you people are on crack.
7 Posted 17/07/2007 at 19:11:43
?We will be left with very little debt at the end of it. The deal compares very favourably with other clubs building new stadiums. We will be getting a very nice stadium for a small amount of money.?
So all our current debt will remain as it is plus the added albeit ’small’ amount of debt incurred by the new stadium. In my mind that is incurring new debt. The stadium Mr. Wyness hopes will generate more income and therefore give the club a greater chance of reducing the debt.
8 Posted 17/07/2007 at 23:28:39
argh feck it. I want goals not bank statements.
9 Posted 18/07/2007 at 15:16:37
10 Posted 18/07/2007 at 15:32:16
11 Posted 18/07/2007 at 17:37:31
at the moment people you meet on holiday say ?Where is Everton?? - and you have to explain - ?we are the first club in LIVERPOOL?, soon they will be asking ?Who are Everton??, and you will think - ?Good question?.
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