Today's Daily Post has encouraging news for those of us desperate to clutch at any passing straw that might save us from the catastrophe that would be Destination Kirkby.
Warren Bradley and Joe Andersen might just be trying to score political points but there might be something in it... LCC don't want Everton to leave the city and neither do I. Yes, I know I don't live in Liverpool but I want to come to the city for my day out and then go to Goodison or perhaps Stanley Park in the future.
I've always thought the Yanks would pursue ground share as a tool to maximise their investment and even though most Blues and Reds would oppose it, it's better than Kirkby for the Blue half
. Joe Andersen says that LCC own land around Goodison that could be added to the footprint, providied EFC come up with some money. The silence from Kenwright and Co is deafening.
Has the whole Kirkby scenario been designed to draw a response from LCC?
Alan Rodgers, Posted 27/05/2008 at 18:04:58
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1 Posted 28/05/2008 at 07:51:57
2 Posted 28/05/2008 at 08:34:57
I believe that Anderson and Bradley are being as genuine as politicians can be. I would trust them before Wyness any day. As I said, the silence from Goodison Towers is deafening.
3 Posted 28/05/2008 at 08:57:20
With regards to Bradley and Co, I do not trust them as much as I do not trust Wyness. The exclusivity deal arranged with Terrys Tesco and the Everton board has constrained negotiations between the LCC and other potential proposals obviously, but if I were council leader I think it is fair to say that it would be my priority to attract and increase investment within my council region, and frankly Warren Bradley is not doing enough to keep us in Liverpool. In my opinion it is the exisiting COUNCILORS at LCC who need to go as they just don’t seem to give a shit. They can take Wyness with them aswell and hopefully decamp to Manchester.
Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place or what.
4 Posted 28/05/2008 at 09:09:03
Why fans choose to side with dodgy politicians who have fuck all to do with the day-to-day running of the club is just plain pathetic. I mean come on, Bill Kenwright and Keith Wyness haven’t exactly shined themselves in the brightest light of late but I’d rather back them than that silly fucker Bradley anyday.
Like Alan Willo said, he is clearly clutching at straws - why only now is he coming up with ideas to re-develop Goodison and parts of Stanley Park?
5 Posted 28/05/2008 at 10:12:48
You say that Bradley and Anderson are as genuine as politicians can be but do you not recall Bradley saying that if he knew about Everton?s move to Kirkby earlier he would have done something about it - this from a man who is a season ticket holder! This is also the man who it has been alleged was involved in dirty tricks during the recent challenge to his position as Council Leader.
They now state that LCC own land around Goodison with the implication that it will be provided free of charge to Everton but Bradley has previously stated that he would not give away ?tax payers land? to Everton for nothing.
Bradley & Anderson know that Everton are likely to move to Kirkby and Bradley is trying to deflect the blame away from the Lib Dems whilst Anderson is simply scoring political points.
6 Posted 28/05/2008 at 10:37:08
As for council land around Goodison, nobody has said this would be free. It would have to bought at District Valuers price if it ever materialised. All I?m saying is that Bradley has chosen this moment to come out and say his piece and he is the leader of the council and deserves to be heeded. It could all be hot air, I admit, but there just could be something in it. As a fervent No voter, I pray that the Kirkby project will collapse and force EFC to find a plan B.
7 Posted 28/05/2008 at 11:20:46
The council spent 2 years getting Eurogrants etc. together for £95 million to get us KIngs Dock for £30 million on a promise by Kenwright that we had the £30 million.
They even extended the deadline on his undertaking that the £30 mill was "ringfenced".
This is the same man who told them that it was pointless talking to EFC because they were in an exclusivity period with his pal Tesco Terry.
Is it any wonder that LCC are wary of doing business with this man.
8 Posted 28/05/2008 at 11:34:46
Can people stop making comments like this until they KNOW WHERE THE FUCKING MONEY IS COMING FROM for a new Goodison???
Its all well and good saying we should rebuild but it will cost a bomb.
9 Posted 28/05/2008 at 12:10:33
10 Posted 28/05/2008 at 12:56:32
I’m not sure any bank is going to give Everton a construction and development loan in this financial market without a major major upfront contribution from the club.. 25% ish? .... we cant afford it. simple as.
11 Posted 28/05/2008 at 12:55:53
12 Posted 28/05/2008 at 12:56:42
Following the recent outbreak of linguistic instructions you might wish to check your spelling.
13 Posted 28/05/2008 at 13:14:50
As for Wyness, I see his comments not as him getting his excuses in early but simply him trying to put pressure on the powers that be not to call in the ’Destination Kirkby’ project by making veiled threats that if they did the whole scheme and the redevelopment of Kirkby that goes with it would go tits up.
It’s a matter of each individual’s perspective I suppose.
14 Posted 28/05/2008 at 13:30:37
15 Posted 28/05/2008 at 13:45:29
Sorry I took so long to respond to this but I was laughing so much I passed out and fell off my chair.
I have only just woken up and read...he he...read it ag...ha ha ha...rea...he he read it again and...he he he he
Fuck, Here I again againnnnnnnnnnn
16 Posted 28/05/2008 at 13:54:35
17 Posted 28/05/2008 at 14:07:32
18 Posted 28/05/2008 at 14:35:48
A comment above or on another post states the silence out of Toffee Towers was deafening, what about that slimey sod Bradley? Only pipes up when it seems certain that EFC will be moving out of his little piece of the world, telling us how much he has personally done to help us and then the other fellow saying......."Ermmmmm, no we didn’t", one is deffinitely lying but they are both politicians looking for a vote.
19 Posted 28/05/2008 at 14:26:49
The move is pretty much gonna happen.
20 Posted 28/05/2008 at 14:57:34
Bill Kenwright = top blue (sigh!), inept, liar.
Keith Wyness = greedy, liar, bluffer, self publicist.
as opposed to
Warren Bradley = another proven liar, bluffer, bottler & even worse self publicist.
Joe Anderson = what has he contributed to anything in the council or the ground debate, who is he???
As per usual we are stuck between a rock and a hard place. I?d advise all fans & contributors who havent already to take a bit o time to read only the facts that are out there concerning this move & make your own mind up. I am saying no, your opinion maybe yes, I know we?re not debating that exactly here but as far as Kenwright, Wyness, Anderson & Bradley go, they can all go fuck themselves the incompetant idiots....