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A letter to Mr Kenwright

By Steve Pugh :  25/08/2007 :  Comments (0) :
A Letter To Mr Kenwright Re: Kirkby

This is a copy of a letter I have sent to Mr Kenwright. The split appearing between the two sections of Everton supporters could do more damage to our club than any RS could do. I could be totally wrong in my opinions but I believe that if there was a viable move within the city then all Everton fans would support it. So I am simply asking BK to allow all parties a six-month period for all parties to put forward their proposals without any moves being made on the Kirkby project. As you can see from the letter I have told Mr Kenwright that the letter has been posted so this is our chance to get united behind a single idea and stop bickering amongst ourselves.

Dear Mr Kenwright,

Firstly let me say that I am grateful for everything that you have done for Everton Football Club during your tenure as chairman. Unlike some supporters I do not believe that you have any motive for your proposal to move the club to Kirkby other than the growth and continued success of our beloved club. However, from talking to other Everton fans and seeing the discussions on various fans forums you have done more damage to our club than you could ever have imagined. Whether this damage is for the long term only time can tell, but I hope that you will take action to limit the damage done immediately.

Following the results of the vote, I hope that you will agree that, although the majority of the fans voted in favour of the move, a large proportion voted against the move and you run the risk of alienating these fans, many of whom are threatening to tear up their season tickets and never watch the team again.

What we, the people, want is to know that Kirkby is the best option for our club. If it is, and can be proven to be so, then many more will back the move.

At the moment, however, it looks as though the board had made a decision to move to Kirkby regardless of any alternatives and have conducted a campaign based on rubbishing any other proposals put forward without proper consideration.

If you truly want to show that you only have the interests of the club at heart then I request that you allow these other proposals time to develop before starting work on the Kirkby site. A six month delay, whilst not ideal, would not be a disaster for the club and it would allow a proper study to be done into areas such as the Loop and for the people behind these proposals to look into financial backing for the plans.

I am sure that you, like all Everton supporters, would love to see Everton Football Club go home to Everton. If it was part of a package similar to that put together by Tesco.

So please give this idea proper consideration as, for the first time in my life I fear for the future of my club.

I am going to copy this letter onto the toffeeweb forum so that other Everton fans can voice their opinions on my comments. I hope that you will take the time to read their comments as well.

Yours faithfully

Steve Pugh

Please leave comments either in favour of or against my ideas in a polite and non-inflammatory manner. We must end the infighting and concentrate our efforts on grinding LFC into the dirt, no matter where we are based.

If you are wondering, I already have confirmation that Bestway wish to continue with their proposals for the Loop despite the results of the vote. Not the actions of a company who was simply trying to hijack the vote and spoil the move to Kirkby. So maybe everyone who made accusations like that should now give them a chance to put together a proper proposal. After all, what have we got to lose? The vote has been cast so the move to Kirkby can go ahead at any time.

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