It would appear that our CEO is at the forefront in demanding a 39th game overseas?! He says (in the Mail) that he hears all the fans objections but they must explore this revenue channel. Does that mean...."I hear you but get stuffed; we are going to do what we want!"?
They use a limp argument that we need to get in there before the Italians or French. How the hell can that happen if Uefa and Fifa are dead set against?? He seems to miss the point that Asia wants to watch the Prem.... not Serie A or anything else.
Still, I'm sure he cares about Everton more than anything else :-)
Ian Martin, Posted 27/05/2008 at 14:13:42
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1 Posted 27/05/2008 at 17:56:28
2 Posted 27/05/2008 at 18:10:35
Any one here seen the film Basketball by Matt Stone and Tray Parker of South Park? This is the crap they were fighting against.
3 Posted 27/05/2008 at 18:44:55
?We might be playing games abroad? say the fans, ?but at least it?s not an extra game?!
Let?s call it an inflated starting position.
4 Posted 27/05/2008 at 20:03:03
Is it important to you that Wyness "Cares about Everton more than anything else" ?
Do you expect or believe that cares about EFC more than his family? Or life itself?
He is the club's CEO, and is employed by EFC to run the business side of the club. His brief is to increase turnover and so make us more competitive as a business. And he?s not actually "demanding" a 39th game at all. He?s merely suggesting that it?s still a possibility and that it may certain merits (Like £5m quid in the club's arse pocket).
But let?s not let any facts get in he way of another opportunity to have a tedious dig at those in charge of the club. It seems to me that moaning on about ANYTHING that comes from the Boardroom has become something of an obsession these days.
Of course, I?m sure you care about Everton more than anything else.....
5 Posted 27/05/2008 at 20:35:16
6 Posted 27/05/2008 at 22:09:37
Now then.. I?m dead against a 39th game or any competetive game being played on foreign shores..(don?t mention Uefa Cup games, smart arses!) but I do agree with James that Wyness is just doing his job, especially if there is £millions on offer...
I believe more tournaments during the pre-season between Premier League clubs is the way to placate the Asian markets, along with mini-tournaments 2/3 times a season between clubs knocked out in the early rounds of the League/FA Cups. None of this is ideal, but if it's money everyone is after, Asia is the place!
7 Posted 28/05/2008 at 00:14:20
This is the man who labelled Kirkby "The deal of the century". This is the man who claimed we were getting a free stadium.
Yes free for £78m !
This is the man who created havoc in Aberdeen.
This man is unscrupulous. Nuff said !
8 Posted 28/05/2008 at 02:26:42
Other threads harp on this issue, that it is the "Sky 4" they want to watch. If this is true why not play the games of the manipulated "Grand Slam Sunday" over there? That way none of the "4" gain home advantage levelling the playing field, Asia gets to host PL games, Asian support of the "4" increaes, Sky gets buckets of money and no supporter of any other team has to fork out loadsa money to watch their team play a supposedly meaningless game (to Sky not to followers) in a far off land.
Works for me if that is what Sky wants...
9 Posted 28/05/2008 at 03:32:20
10 Posted 28/05/2008 at 08:24:40
11 Posted 28/05/2008 at 09:07:58
12 Posted 28/05/2008 at 10:47:59
13 Posted 28/05/2008 at 11:06:21
Somebody ring this fat fool a taxi! In fact, make it a bus!
14 Posted 28/05/2008 at 11:53:27
15 Posted 28/05/2008 at 13:28:30
As quoted directly by Karl Saegaran ? how can you say that when it?s rumoured 1 billion people, the majority in Asia, watched United vs Arsenal at the Emirates, yet no-one can quote a figure for the match between Everton vs Newcastle around the same time, or come to think of it, Derby vs Reading?
People in Asia support United, Arsenal Chelsea and Liverpool because they are the teams that get the most coverage - and hoover up the majority of all the trophies. It?s merely common sense - if Everton were to suddenly break the top 4 and dislodge any of those clubs, make no mistake about it, people would suddenly convert to us because we are the new fashionable club. Where were Chelsea before Abramovich on a global basis?
Support over there, and I?m not generalising, comes from good marketing and expansive television coverage. The Sky Four can get both. And that is simple, cold, hard truth.
With regard to the 39th game, I believe any EPL game offered to countries like Japan and China have already been rejected by the respective governments who want to focus on developing their own leagues, and this is the great barrier that will see the idea disappear, hopefully, for good.
16 Posted 28/05/2008 at 14:25:46
As previous posters have said who gets to play who?
As Tommy Gibbons said if they want more exposure abroad then tournaments during the pre-season between Premier League clubs is the way , and/or mini-tournaments 2/3 times a season between clubs knocked out in the early rounds of the League/FA Cups.