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Please think, then think again

By Patrick Whitty :  29/07/2007 :  Comments (1) :
I been observing the arguments about whether to move to a new stadium or not.I think there are good points being made on both sides. I am not a season ticket holder nor an Evertonia member, more through circumstance than desire. I have watched Everton since 1961 when I was 11 years old.

I have seen the glory days and the days of despair. The drama of the 1966 cup final and the Wimbledon game. The Kendall years both good and bad. I have seen Goodison Park go from arguably the best stadium in the country to no more than second rate.

Whenever I do get the chance to go the game it is always a lottery where I will end up. Because I don't live near the ground I have to buy my ticket online so have no choice which seat I can acquire. I must say on most occasions I get a seat where I cannot see the entire pitch so have to rely on the screens to see whats going on.

So in my view a brand new stadium with no obstructed views would be welcome. I have lived in various locations throughout the UK — London, Runcorn, Netherley and now on the Wirral.

Me and a friend walked to Goodison from the Dingle during the eight-week bus strike in Liverpool during the early sixties.

I have followed Everton away from home also mainly in the sixties and seventies. And in 1969/1970 season went to every league game home and away. I have had lean spells when I never went at all. But as soon as that stadium comes into sight a lump comes to my throat and all the memories come floating back.

If I had a vote I do not know which way I would go. What I do know is that I am passionate about this club and I ask you this: When you get your ballot paper and the pen is wavering in your hand please remember this vote is about the future of Everton Football Club.

Not because you drink in this pub with all your mates or the ground is just down the road or Bill Kenwright this, or Wyness that, or David Moyes the other. Please think, then think again and cast your vote and whether it's Goodison or Kirkby. Let's all get on with what we all love doing best: following the Blues

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1   Posted 31/07/2007 at 16:23:10

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After the intensity of the debate, no doubt most people who are entitled to will vote.
The question might better be phrased as, do you trust Kenwright & Wyness with the future of the club?

As it happens, I don’t. Others have a different view. None of us, however, can forecst accurately the effect of this vote on the future of the club and those who pretend they can are unhelpful in spreading confusion.

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