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Maybe I am getting a little paraniod over this, but does anyone feel that there is something not quite fair happening at the moment? There are a number of issues now that have happened with our great city council that have been in all honesty totally anti-Everton.

OK, even if you are for Kirkby or not, the way Everton's sale of Bellefield was comprehensively 'knocked back' beggars belief, especially alfter they granted a 70,000 monstrosity to be built on public parkland. Was there not opposition to this build? Of course there was. The whole thing stinks and I worry this non-sale will affect Moysie's funds this summer, it must have a knock-on effect, we're talking about £15 million for the sale of this land.

In the end of the day the council will always bend over backwards for LFC simply because of the revenue brought in from outside the city for every Liverpool home game, you simply cannot get a hotel room in the city when they are playing at home. Also have you seen where the kopite lambbannana is situated, in Williamson Square; the Everton lamb is outside Goodison ? says it all really...
Mick Gillian, Old Roan     Posted 15/06/2008 at 02:20:06

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Lyndon Lloyd
The money from the sale of Bellefield was supposed to be earmarked for Kirkby so it's doubtful that it would have gone towards the transfer kitty. But, then again, the money for the Kings Dock was supposed to be "ring-fenced"...
Danny Broderick
1   Posted 16/06/2008 at 06:54:58

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I can understand your frustration at the prospect of leaving the city Mick, but the planning for 70 odd houses to be built on Bellefield is a joke in my opinion. It was always going to be turned down - Sandforth Road is tiny, it’s probably only just big enough for the current level of traffic and parking (at a push), without having an extra couple of hundred residents living on the street.
Nelly Blythe
2   Posted 16/06/2008 at 08:53:28

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It was ?knocked back? in the very same way OUR application to build a new stadium on Stanley Park was ?knocked back? a few years ago....No wonder they call us bitter!!
Ciaran Duff
3   Posted 16/06/2008 at 09:50:42

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Just quoting from the recent Echo article:-
"Liverpool council rejected the scheme yesterday, despite being told by experts there was ?no evidence? to back up residents? fears about increased traffic...." and
".....planning officer Mike Burchnall told the committee there was ?no evidence? a new housing estate would affect traffic, road safety or residents? lives"
The previous news (before this decision) was that LCC would grant permission if EFC agreed to use the money for their new stadium!!! Not sure which bye law that is but as the club needs the funds for a new stadium it was academic.
Ray Lupton
4   Posted 16/06/2008 at 11:35:38

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Anything that can potentially put the kibosh on Kirkby is good news by me.
Andy White
5   Posted 16/06/2008 at 11:44:07

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Apart from the expert opinion that the traffic impact would be minimal there is surely a comparison between 70 houses and there car use with 30+pro footballers, coaching staff, ground staff, service and maintanence staff... sorry but this is just a typical LCC reaction to anything Everton and the local residents have jumped on it as their nice view of green space will now have houses on, probably reducing the value of their own.
Jay Campbell
6   Posted 16/06/2008 at 12:18:06

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Kenwright has pissed them off for years!!
Jay Harris
7   Posted 16/06/2008 at 13:11:38

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Nelly Blythe.

Everton have never asked about Stanley Park nor have they ever applied for planning permission there.

For that matter Everton have never taken the initiative on anything.

They havent even applied for permission to develop GP as a fallback position

Kings Dock was presented to them by LCC and Kirkby was presented to them by Tesco Terry.

As Jay Campbell said BK has pissed them off big style and a number of councillors will have nothing to do with him.
Joe Thomas
8   Posted 16/06/2008 at 14:02:25

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I?m glad BK has pissed off various memebers of LCC, they?ve never done fuck all for us and let's face it they?re the biggest gang of crooks in Liverpool. Any city council that gave a toss about their 2 local teams (especially in the city of Liverpool) would do everything in their power to keep both local teams within their city and not allow one to move outside of the city limits.

To be fair, I think it?s probably BK wants nothing to do with our untrustworthy, greedy and selfish local councillors and not the other way around. And who can blame him???
Mike Hughes
9   Posted 16/06/2008 at 14:31:18

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In response, Everton under the guidance of Peter Johnson made tentative enquries about aquiring Stanley Park but was told no way!
Roy Coyne
10   Posted 16/06/2008 at 14:30:36

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Joe the council bent over backwards to give us the best site possible even better than Stanley Park, but Bill messed them about, he let them believe he had the required cash and then at the last moment admitted he did not have the cash for less than half of what the present cost of Kirkby is and that seems to be rising every week we would now be in the dock in the middle of all thats going on getting our share of publicity and sales. So place the blame where it belongs at Mr Kenwright's feet.

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