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Reasons to move

By John Talbot :  19/07/2007 :  Comments (3) :
I have been reading the whys and wherefores on ToffeeWeb for months now about the move to Kirkby and feel that I need to make a comment about the ?should we, shouldn?t we? brigades.

A life-long support with many, many memories at Goodison of which I am very proud and quite frankly I am astonished that it isn?t obvious to everyone what this move is all about?.

  1. This is the cheapest option for the club, they have no money!!
  2. There is no chance of investment from the Board as they would have done it before now, especially with the stability and genuine improvement that David Moyse has brought us especially with the Sky money this year, potentials of Europe the restrictions on his Budget
  3. There is no future for Goodison without the support of LCC, of which the Leader has finally spoken too late, I am afraid. If the LCC haven?t noticed, we have been on about development well before they put up the Park End Stand (no Second Tier), bearing in mind only government and councils can get compulsory purchase orders for the local housing prior to development..
  4. The only chance of investment from the USA, Asia, Third World or who ever, would come after the development of the new ground, not before, as they could never get their money back, or, want to invest knowing they would need 50m minimum for land plus what ever the ground would cost.
If all is above board and there is no effect to the team spending during development of the new ground then we are on a winner; we get a new home, a resurgent team and a time to enjoy the end of Goodison with dignity.

Love for Goodison is not enough in this cut-throat big-money world of football. We can all look back to our childhoods, nights in the paddock beating Bayern Munich, Sheedy?s header against United, blood and all... but, in the end, it?s Everton we follow ? no matter where we are. It should be the same for the stadium ? it?s not as though it is a re-franchise half-way across the country (as in the States)...

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Steve Mc
1   Posted 20/07/2007 at 08:16:15

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Just a comment on point 4, which in reality could have an effect on points 1-3, I have seen quite a few posts suggesting investment is not forthcoming because we need a new ground and investors come when you’ve got one ’cos they don’t want to pay for it. So why are Portsmouth looking to build a new ground after they have already been bought?
2   Posted 20/07/2007 at 09:17:20

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