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Analysis by Bill Kenwright

By John Lloyd :  01/11/2007 :  Comments (47) :
Due to financial reasons (meaning I am broke as a joke till Friday, ha-ha), I didn?t have the opportunity to go the match last night, which left me with a combination of Radio City commentary (the colourful Barry Horne included!) and extended highlights on Granada but, not having posted something apart from a few comments recently, I thought this would be a good time to put my two bob opinions across, ask a few questions and see what comes back, so here goes?

I?ll be honest in the reason that has prompted this little outburst; it was the unexpected arrival of our Chairman in the Radio City commentary position last night. Now I know he splits opinions like Tyson used to split lips but he is still here and still our chairman. If I think about it, love him or hate him, he would probably still be here if he wasn?t chairman and if you?ve ever met the man or spoken to him you?d get that.

As he took Barry Horne?s headphones off him and embarrassed him by singing the ?Who Needs Cantona? song, Alan Irwin (I think is the commentators name) said his hellos and before he could ask a question Bill piped up with ?Was poor wasn?t it? But we?re through, that?s all that matters!?

Now here is the question, a simple yes or no answer will do. If you went, watched or listened did you have the same thought?

Bill went on to have an interesting, albeit short, chat with Alan about the game, season and Moyes's tenure. I?ll give you a run down of all three, let you have a little think then you can spit your opinions on the wonderful comments section:-

The Game: He was stressing that a win and passage to quarters was the most important thing as we haven?t been past the 4th round in 20 seasons, which Bill himself prompted ?Just isn?t good enough? he then went on to say midweek away at a spirited Luton side was always gonna be tough but we always looked like the side most likely to go on and win it, singling out Joleon Lescott and the returning James Vaughan for special mention.

The Season: As Bill did I will keep it brief here as the next section will explain why. If we put a few wins together in the league and climb the table as we should then the season is set up for us to push on, couple of good cup runs, get back into Europe by any means necessary and hopefully bring a bit of silverware home, because, let's face it, that?s what its all about isn?t it?

Moyes's tenure: We reminisce with Bill as he tells us about David Moyes being on his couch 6 years ago stating his aims were to have a young developing squad which is continually in the upper reaches of the league, challenging for cups and back in Europe, all this backed up by a ?willing board?, new state of the art training facility and potential stadium in development (sic!)

How many of us can argue that these aims have not been delivered? Not many other clubs have had people come in, stated their plans and then executed them in such difficult circumstances and then go on to state that they intend to keep improving, the squad, the facilities and most importantly the level of success we achieve.

We can (and should) be critical of anything that does not come up to our levels such as players performances, team performances, ticket fiasco?s and the like but just before we start going over the top in that criticism just remember where we were under previous regimes of boardroom and team management and where we are and then think on to hopefully where we are going. Because this isn?t job done, thank you very much from Bill, Davey and the club. This seems to be an ongoing process with the universally agreed aim of putting us back where we belong at the pinnacle of the English game, so we start future seasons with true genuine optimism about what we can achieve & what we can win more importantly.

All comments welcome lids, kiddas and widders.

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Steve Creron
1   Posted 01/11/2007 at 18:42:48

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I agree John, good article, I still think Mr Moyes needs to learn the art of subs at the correct point of the game. He also needs to see through the likes of Neville who can’t be in the first 11 on merit. But we have a fantastic squad with a mixture of youth and some astute signings. I would just like either AJ of The YAK to kick on now and give is 15+ goals this season. But we are a million miles away from Walter and I do believe having little money and the need to have a long term view of thing has led us to where we are now, which is a top 4 club in the making, and I have 20 quid at 25-1 to back up my judgement. :o) COYB.
Jack Randall
2   Posted 01/11/2007 at 19:12:17

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Now Doddy can’t post for fear of the sack,I suppose he has to have a pen-name. John Lloyd is as good as any other,don’t you think?
Jack Curtin
3   Posted 01/11/2007 at 20:42:41

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good article mate... we were terrible last night but as bill says getting through was the only thing that mattered COYB wembley awaits!
Steve Hogan
4   Posted 01/11/2007 at 21:05:50

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Interesting article in the Sports section of The Guardian today on Daniel Levy, the Spurs Chairman, he awarded himself a pay rise of £175,000 last year, total salary up to June 2007 was £950,000.

Now after the disgraceful way Spurs handled the Martin Jol incident, imagine Blue Bill acting the same way?

He would be crucified, as it is, he does’nt take a penny in salary from the club as Chairman.

Credit where it’s due.

Kevin Mitchell
5   Posted 01/11/2007 at 23:30:03

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Nicely put John. A good article that gives you a reality check on where we are now compered to the Walter Smith, Peter Johnson days. I know the football has been poor quality so far but I believe were a dominant midfield player away from better things.
I agree with everything you say about Bill Kenwright, but it will count for nothing if he takes us out of the city. I hope he soon see’s the light on this issue and tells Wyness to concentrate on other options.
Gerard Madden
6   Posted 02/11/2007 at 02:41:35

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You’ve gotta love our beloved chairman - he may have his faults (we all do) but he’s a big blue who only ever has the clubs best interests at heart - including our move to Kirkby.

I wouldn’t swap him for any dispassionate non-evertonian overseas bloodsucker like so many other clubs have these days.
7   Posted 02/11/2007 at 03:29:09

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Steve Hogan are you in the real world.
Where do you think the 20 million to buy Johnson out came from.Bill didnt have a dime to his name until he took over EFC.
Directors can all claim not to take a salary but there is a very large expense account instead.Now granted he doesnt take a million a year but thereagain look at Spurs profits and also wait to see how much is secreted out of the "Kirkby"coffers and ask yourself could Goodison have been redeveloped for what EFC will have to contribute to Kirkby.
Bullshit Billy is no more than a nice version of Derek Hatton i.e. con man for all seasons.
duncan lennard
8   Posted 02/11/2007 at 10:02:26

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I went on Weds. Sure it wasn’t pretty ? after 5mins we were all waiting for the hour mark so we could make some changes. Only players to look prem class were Osman and Lescott. My personal opinion is that I didn’t care as long as we won. Surely Moyes’ mission that night was to get through while resting as many key players as possible ? and you’ve got to say it worked (Howard, Yobo, Arteta, Baines nowhere to be seen, all hopefully fit for Brum) although you could argue the extra time meant picking a weakened team was counter-productive. It was also the perfect time to re-blood an energetic but rusty Vaughan ? so all round I could live with the display.
Tim Keen
9   Posted 02/11/2007 at 10:18:23

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Daniel Levy presided over a £25m plus profit for Spurs last year despite outspending us on players every year.

I’d be happy if Bill paid himself £1m a year if it resulted in us being financially secure.

As it is his inability to run the business side of the club properly means we are faced with the prospect of moving to a cheap stadium in another town just so he can keep control.
Danny Gorman
10   Posted 02/11/2007 at 10:39:08

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Jay Harris didn’t Kenwright re-mortgage his house to buy Everton
John Lloyd
11   Posted 02/11/2007 at 10:37:20

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Just a couple of responses to your....err....responses!

Jack Randall - I’m probably more Ken Dodd than Richard Dodd ha ha!! Just dont ask where I work!! ssssssssss

Kev Mitchell - I didn’t want to get into the issue of the ground move as I think enough has been said on the matter, we all agree a new ground is on the horizon but the location is the real point of debate. For the record I agree with you, we should remain in Liverpool.

Arthur jones
12   Posted 02/11/2007 at 10:42:53

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I am stlll a bit curious as to Robert Earl’s involvement is at Everton . He arrived with the title of just being the guy who bought out Paul Gregg , now he’s a director , Robert Earl is a very astute businessman who would not buy shares in Everton just as a favour to his mate Bill , he would also not let Bill or wyeness make any silly or stupid decisions without vetoing any such decision . Robert Earl also has long term links and friendships with some other very rich entrepreneurs such as Mcmanus and, Tabor , a very rich bilionaire property developer Joe Lewis and sgnificantly Daniel Levy . Now this may all be a big coincidence but the £25m overdraft was secured not long after Earl was promoted to the board . Again , coincidence ? who knows ?
Tony Marsh
13   Posted 02/11/2007 at 11:35:51

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Gerrad Madden you must own a chippy in Kirkby lad.You never shut up about how wonderfull it is.Kenwright might have your best interests had heart but he doesnt have mine.I dont want nuthin to do with Kirkby.John you say not many other clubs have people come in and improve on what they already have. How about teams like Blackburn,West ham,Aston Villa,Reading,ManCity,
Liverpool,Arsenal,Man Utd,
Portsmouth.All have become bigger and stronger in the past few years but you seem to think its only Moyes at Everton who has done any good.Its nonesense mate.The money pouring in to the game these past few years has enabled many clubs to progress and Everton are just one of many to have benefited. from it.

Who is to say we would not be in an even greater position now if DM had not been manager and some one like Coppell or Hughes was in charge. Its all subjective and has no solid basis as an arguement to say Moyes is the only one capable of improving Everton.All that dosh he has spent sure helps though.

Take a look at the league and tell me all of those clubs I mention are not better off than they were 5 years ago.
Steve Hogan
14   Posted 02/11/2007 at 12:09:30

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JayHarris, so you know for a FACT that BK is now taking money from a mythical expense account?

All you are offering to the debate is cheap innuendo, SHOW ME THE PROOF.

I’ve never claimed BK is a saint, merely pointing out that he is a non-paid chairman.

As for BK not having a dime to his name, suggest you do your homework a bit better and you will realise he is quite a successful west end producer or have’nt you noticed.
John Lloyd
15   Posted 02/11/2007 at 12:23:13

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Tony your right in one respect it is subjective but that list of clubs you name is a load of shite mate. Arsenal & Man Utd and even Liverpool have hardly ever if at all been out of the so called top 4 so you’ve lost me on that one. If you mean continued to grow as a club then dont be fucking stupid with the revenue & extra exposure (more games on sky/setanta & europe) then of course you will continue to grow???

Reading and portsmouth thank thier lucky stars every day their in the premiership never mind doing ok, but the wheels will more than likely come off them clubs as current adminidstration goes (eg - Bolton) you could probably band West Ham in that bunch as they have yo-yo’ed out the prem and apart from one decent season are still shite & have spent a shitload of cash!!!

Villa & City are very similar to ourselves but have the advantage of having recent massive foreign investment & last time I looked are not or haven’t been in europe for some time!!

Now everyone one here knows how much you dont like Kenwright or Moyes for that matter but why cant you comment on the article sensibly without your opinions turning you into a rambling idiot?

To be honest Tony ask yourself this, would you rather be one of them clubs you mentioned? If so, you know what I mean......mate
chris Briddon
16   Posted 02/11/2007 at 12:31:08

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Ok Tony, but West Ham, Aston Villa and Man City have all had very wealthy benefactors throiwng lots of cash in their direction and have improved marginally over the last few years.

Liverpool, Man utd & Arsenal were already established top clubs so didn’t need to improve much, but for Man Utd & Arsenal it took 10+ years for their respectivemanagers to get them into the postions they are now.

Liverpool have chucked umpteen millions and are arguably no better than 5 years ago Premier League wise.

That only leaves Reading - who had a rich backer to aid their climb up the divisions and are now finding life tough in the Premiership for the 2nd season

Oh and Blackburn - who are probably about the only club on that list realistically comparable to us given status , funding etc and funnily enough they are still about on a par with us despite St Hughes in charge - who you seem to be convinced is far superior to Moyes.

We have gone from a position of annual relegation struggles to top half stability in 5 years with a young squad rather than the oaps we had under Walter If you don’t see that as an improvement then you might need some new glasses.

We don’t have a rich benefactor, therefore the premier league cash we get is the same as anybody else - so to continue to progress is still quite an achievement that I for one am grateful for.
Shaun Kinnair
17   Posted 02/11/2007 at 12:41:52

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I agree on John Lloyd on this... it’s okay for Mr Marsh to speculate on managers in Coppell and Hughes but what have these two managers achieved?? and if they where in David Moyes position would they do any better??

Mr Marsh lists Blackburn,West ham,Aston Villa,Reading,ManCity and Portsmouth as teams that have progressed but I dont see one of these teams achieving more than Everton have in the last 5 seasons. Blackburn didn’t they get knocked out of Europe by a team we’ve just beat. West Ham didn’t they survive on the last day of the season, Villa, City and Portsmouth are these team in Europe?? It great to forcast that these sides will do better than Everton in the future but thats just a FORCAST.

The true facts have been made in the last 5 years and we’ve acheived more than any of these sides have with less money. So what does that say about our Manager and the progression of this club.
Richard Dodd
18   Posted 02/11/2007 at 13:08:22

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Funny with all this ground move debacle that Tony Marsh is from Knowsley. Who have ever guessed?

Marshy’s not a scouser, Marshy’s not a scouser!


Just kidding Tony :-)

Lee Spargo
19   Posted 02/11/2007 at 13:50:05

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thats funny
Dan Parker
20   Posted 02/11/2007 at 14:13:48

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Here, here - Moyes and Kenwright have done a great job as a whole and we’re lucky to have two such dedicated, genuine individuals.

Foreign wealthy businessmen may be the soup du jour but remember, they’re in it purely for the money.

Kenwright and Moyes have their faults and make mistakes as we all do but I’m a much happier Evertonian than I was before they came along!!
Tony Marsh
21   Posted 02/11/2007 at 14:30:44

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Doddy how would a Formby Toot like you know anything about Liverpool or Scousers.For your information Huyton is split in to two halfs .One the L36 post code is under Knowsley Council and the L14 part of Huyton comes under LLBC.So get your facts right Bamber Gascoigne.Most Huyton residents origins began it the South End of Liverpool L8.
Nelson St,Pitt St,Fredrick St. etc and were shipped to Huyton after world war 2 because all the houses had been blown up by the German Bombs.Something that needs to happen to you.By your reckoning the likes of Freddy Star,Peter Ried,Alan Bleasdale,Steven Gerrard,are not Scousers.
George Carroll
22   Posted 02/11/2007 at 14:54:56

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Marsh was obviously rattled by Dodds humourous post,was there a grain of truth in it? It would be appreciated Marsh if you could refrain from making personal attacks and please your jealousy of Dodd because he lives in a much nicer place than you doesnt become you.You obviously havent seen the shrink yet to get rid of your hate for DM,please do for your own sake and the rest of us
Richard Dodd
23   Posted 02/11/2007 at 15:17:52

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"Most residents origins began it the South End of Liverpool L8"

Sorry mate - is that Huyton or Kirby you’re talking about?
Dave Roberts
24   Posted 02/11/2007 at 15:16:30

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Tony Marsh,

Kirkby was a Liverpool City overspill area too. That is why 99% of its residents are fucking scousers! My auntie was bombed out of her house in Netherton and eventually ended up in Kirkby. The old dear’s dead now which is probably a good thing because she’d have ripped your entrails out if you’d suggested she wasn’t a scouser. Now there is a whole branch of my family, scousers all, who are all 2nd 3rd and 4th generation Kirkbyites! Whenever I go to Kirkby I don’t feel as though I’ve left Liverpool any more than I notice the difference between the two halves of Huyton!

And while we are on about the two halves of Huyton. Doesn’t this show how arbitrary these latterday boudaries are? Just lines on a map that the scouse culture totally ignores.
Andy Mckenzie
25   Posted 02/11/2007 at 15:29:26

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I just don’t like bill kenwright and a brief stint on a radio show is not gonna change my mind, were about to be treated to another ticketing fiasco and im sorry but it just cannot continue.

How many times are evertonians gonna be treated like dirt by the people running the club? its just laughable, it just does not end does it?how many more times are the people running our club gonna put us through ticketing failures? its just another failure to add to an ever growing list of failures.
Tony Marsh
26   Posted 02/11/2007 at 15:40:25

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Huyton,Kirkby,Speke,Long Lane,Switch Island,I dont give a fuck none are suitable places to push the club in to.I cant be arsed going over this shit again but if you lot are happy to relocate to a Tesco car park then good for you. Kirkby
is a great place and the people are the salt of the earth.It doesnt mean I want EFC to be there though.St Helens folk think St Helens is a wonderfull place and thats only a mile away from Kirkby.See how silly it gets?
Richard Flaherty
27   Posted 02/11/2007 at 15:57:54

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I thought stadium debates on here were done and dusted.

We are relocating to Kirkby are we not?

Mind you, im not a liverpool resident, but it was frustrating when all sorts of angles were put forward on the stadium move, and i could not vote for a club i have supported for nigh on thirty years, simply because i was in the wrong location.

With regard to Kenwright, ive only met the man once, at the post Fa cup win banquet in 1995. In between enthusing over the moment and how we were denied future success by the Heysel Ban he seemed a genuine evertonian who loved the club and was a pleasant enough individual. Also had the good fortune that evening to have meet paul rideout, dave watson and barry horne among others.
Neil Pearse
28   Posted 02/11/2007 at 17:57:03

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God knows Kenwright has his weaknesses (the main one I see being not having enough money), but I do wonder if a lot of you critics ever think for a moment about what is going on at some of these other clubs?

Tottenham is the obvious one - they have made themselves the laughing stock of English football, and are clearly run by a bunch of cack-handed idiots. Bolton have just appointed Gary Megson as their manager (nuff said). Man City are owned by a man who can’t go back to his own country due to human rights charges. Our good neighbours by a couple of Bush funders who are clearly solely motivated by making a buck out of the Reds. Birmingham are in turmoil, West Ham trying to emerge from driving a coach and horses through league rules (and lucky not to have been domoted to the Championship), and Newcastle are facing constant squabbling amongst their owners and former owners. And we won’t even mention Leeds United.

Okay, he’s hardly perfect, but I wouldn’t swap Kenwright for any of these. Would you?
Dan Parker
29   Posted 02/11/2007 at 20:26:46

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Spot on Neil. The grass is always greener.........
Dan Parker
30   Posted 02/11/2007 at 20:27:58

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Now just wait for someone to say that what goes on at other clubs doesn’t justify how bad things are at ours.

You can’t win mate. Just stay the happier of the Blue bunch - it’s better than being miserable all the time.

Like everything in life, you can either be negative or positive about things - everyone is different, we should just all accept that and get on with supporting the team on the pitch.
31   Posted 02/11/2007 at 20:33:36

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Madden, you certainly do have a problem, I think you have a mobi, doing the rounds in tower hill southdene and northwood. KEIOC is still going strong and we will expose these clowns in charge of EFC shortly, watch this space Madders lad.
lee rogers
32   Posted 02/11/2007 at 21:08:40

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i think bill also has bought his own season ticket .also when he sells everton when we are in the new stadium it won’t be to just any one .if it wasn’t for bill we’ll end up with more earl barratts
Gavin Ramejkis
33   Posted 02/11/2007 at 21:31:20

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The foreign ownership argument like all others should be put in context, isn’t it an American family that owns Man Utd and they on paper are in massive debt but can’t see them complaining as it’s still a business ran with impeccable business acumen that has reinvested in the team and facilities to boast a humungous stadium and virtually guaranteed champions league football every season to continue that financial stream.

An article some time ago showed how a number of clubs took on big loans some time ago and sadly comparing the use of that loan by two of the clubs Everton and Newcastle, Everton ended up with fly by night players for the blink of an eye and Newcastle ended up with a bloody big stadium and guaranteed income from increased bums on seats. Admitedly they havent won a pot in years but they always have good cash fl;ow to go for squad strengthening, if we had that business acumen from the likes of BK who has been here more than long enough to have shown what he can and cant do we wouldn’t be stuck with having to move to a retail park in a decaying overflow town.

Successful theatre promoter is another way to describe a ticket tout surely?

PS Dicky thought you couldnt post or you would get the sack from Stalag Sefton Poll Tax?
Gerard Madden
34   Posted 02/11/2007 at 22:27:26

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Bilbo - I look forward to the 4-page spread articles in the Echo/Post on the KEIOC exposing of the ’clowns’ in charge of the club - lol.
Tony Parsons
35   Posted 02/11/2007 at 23:10:42

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Excellent Article John.

We have made massive progress under BK and Moyes and have gone from a laughing stock to a well respected side.
36   Posted 03/11/2007 at 12:34:49

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I wouldnt go that far Tony . We have made progress on the pitch but off it we dont own anything any more, we have just taken out another loan out on bellfield, financial we are a mess. The sooner Wyness is exposed the better.
Now Now Madden I can sense a bit of sarcassim in you. Twit
Michael Newton
37   Posted 03/11/2007 at 14:32:09

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After seeing the shady characters who run Spurs, the incompetent way Everton is run by Kenwright and Fat Keith, the way Moores ran Liverpool, Bates ran Chelsea and Leeds, bring in foreign owners anytime
Jay Campbell
38   Posted 03/11/2007 at 14:45:34

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Kenwright’s a lying p*ss poor chairman end ov!!! He’s been holding us back 4 year’s and I can’t believe people can’t see that. If we had somebody with capital and a good business brain Everton would have took off years ago.
39   Posted 03/11/2007 at 15:25:50

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And God forbid Billy should tell porkies....
Dave wilson
40   Posted 03/11/2007 at 19:46:59

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I knew it was a matter of time before you attemted to reopen the stadium debate
I hate fellow blues suffering, all proper Evertonians do, yet you continue to rejoice in their misery, your stomach turning gloating to the guys who fear their world may be coming to an end proves what most people already knew
You dont belong
Neil McKinney
41   Posted 04/11/2007 at 14:07:18

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I see this has decended into another row about the stadium and who is a real Evertonian.

What was this piece about again?

Oh, that’s right, Kenwright.

I think he’s done things right and things wrong. It’s harsh to say he’s been holding us back for years. He may be a bit short on "business acumen" but it took us 4 years just to stop the rot and turn into a consistent team.

I read in the comments above "If we had somebody with capital and a good business brain Everton would have took off years ago."

Well you don’t say. Money and business know how would lead to success. If we had all the best players and the best manager we would have won the league by now. It’s so easy, what’s the hold up?

I’m not saying that BK is here to stay because he helped turn things round, but I will always remember his arrival as a turning point. Despite his many fuck ups I still respect what he did for the club. However, if a pretender for his position comes forward I will form my opinion based on merit. If I feel that a new investor is right for EFC then there will be no room for sentiment and I too will call for BK to step down and let somebody else have a go.
Gavin Ramejkis
42   Posted 04/11/2007 at 15:02:57

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Neil BK has been here for a lot longer than just the top boy, he was on the board with Agent Johnson and think the team thanks to DM and the Sky money has turned us from relegation fodder rather than BK living his dream. DM was also recommended to BK before the who found him quotes.
Rob Hollis
43   Posted 04/11/2007 at 15:35:27

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I have had my doubts about Moyes taking us any further but never any about Kenwright. How do you think we would survive a buyout on borrowed money? The Birmingham game yesterday brought us Everton just trying to play good football and succeeding for much of the game. The injury time win was a great bonus but watching Pienaar/Arteta/Osman/Cahill was a real pleasure an very much worth the time and money. David Moyes...I may have been wrong!
Ed Fitz
44   Posted 04/11/2007 at 22:04:50

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Bill Kenwright ? A potted history of hopes, quotes and mendacity

"I now hope they get a pat on the back for securing the backing of Liverpool Vision to build a new stadium on the Kings Dock. I know it still has to be ratified by English Partnership in July, but surely they are not going to overturn the advice from key people on Merseyside."

A year ago, the Kings Dock wasn?t even on the agenda. Bill Kenwright has had the finger pointed at him, but much of that was a throw-back to the previous regime. In this instance, we have to say a powerful: "Well done."? - from the Echo 2004

"Everton still await news of Geneva-based financier Chris Samuelson?s proposed purchase of a 29.9% stake in the club.
- Most repeated statement of the year. In November, Samuelson ? brought on board by Bill Kenwright ? was finally posted lost, joining the ranks of Lord Lucan, Shergar and the Kings Dock ? eh also from the Echo

"Are you trying to tell me there?s a bigger club than Everton?" ? Everton owner Bill Kenwright when asked if Wayne Rooney might eventually join a ?bigger club? than the Goodison Park outfit.

"Whatever happens with the sale, if it happens it will be down to the manager? He has the final say." - at David Moyes as Bill Kenwright makes him solely responsible for selling Wayne Rooney. Nice try, Bill, but it didn?t work.

"I feel numb," Bill Kenwright, told the Liverpool Echo, ?but I got the best deal I could for Everton Football Club."

You see Bill is not one of us, Everton are an investment to him which I don?t object to at all but he runs the club like a plaything. His main business is elsewhere. I don?t trust him not just because I found all these quotes etc in ten minutes on the net. He has not delivered.

We have gone from being offered a prime location on a World Heritage site, which would have rebranded us, secured long term financial stability to moving out of the City, into a partnership which will enable us to be surrounded by a supermarket and a new secondary school, sorry Learning Centre- It was his job to ensure that the club did find a suitable site.

We have not won anything, got to a final, got to a semi-final, or before this season played attractive football. He has presided over the Rooney Fiasco and is a aaparent liar.

As much as I hate to admit it those Kopites bastards who taunted us with the ?The City is all ours? were right, the sad fact is that Big Blue Bill has sanctioned it on his watch.

Tony Marsh may well have some extreme opinions but he is correct when he infers that Kenwright is not to be trusted as much for his lack of apparent business accumen as he is for the half truths that have charachterised his reign.

ps: I bet you the ticketing is better for his West End, US shows than it is for Everton games.

Gerard Madden
45   Posted 05/11/2007 at 01:54:02

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He was brilliant on MOTD2 last night. That guy lives and breathes EFC and him going berzerk at each of our late goals just like the rest of us was great to watch.

Unlike LFC’s owners who have zero passion for them and are saddling them with £700m worth of debt, BK loves our club - long may he reign.

Both ’on the pitch’ - top o’ the heap of our UEFA group, Carling Cup progression, improving in the league AND ’off the pitch’ - new stadium, new training HQ and academy things are lookin’ finger lickin’ good at the moment and much of that is down to good ol’ Uncle Bill.

46   Posted 05/11/2007 at 10:55:36

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He is an actor for gods sake, so what he is an Everton supporter and he gives the odd good soundbite, why does that suprise you. He is like a general in the first world war, missing when the mud and bullets are flying about ask Moyes and fatty Wyness I am sure they will vouch for that.

Thats the problem he courts the media, but has not delivered or has been capable of delivering of inward investment without moving us out of the city, how many people would have settlled for this five years ago. I dont think he is a monster just a bit of a coward who has a history of half truths and incompetence
Gerard Madden
47   Posted 05/11/2007 at 11:13:42

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Ed - that’s simply your opinion and you’re entitled to it, most of the rest of us are happy with things on and off the pitch.

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