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Anti-Kirkby Cavalcade

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Well some of you lads asked for it. Now it's here.

2pm Saturday Kirkby Stadium.

Your chance to get your feelings known about the TescoDome.

Jay Harrison, Liverpool     Posted 20/06/2008 at 16:40:24

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James Braid
1   Posted 20/06/2008 at 21:18:23

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Surely it’s a protest for the people of Kirkby, and not for Evertonians that don’t want to move ?

It’s not an opportunity for ’no’ voters to "make their feelings known" at all.
Gavin Ramejkis
2   Posted 20/06/2008 at 21:54:52

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James I think it’s a hard one to call, the organisers want to highlight traffic problems but won’t be able to do that unless every single resident of Kirkby drove on the day and invited another 8000 or so people just to give an impression of just what 50,401 people travelling through Kirkby would really be like and try to do it in a small window of time. I would attend but no have son number two aged four days old to rightly take precedence and occupy my time.
Gerard Madden
3   Posted 20/06/2008 at 22:46:34

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Just desperation from the recently defeated 1st4Kirkby. All they have to do is ask their relatives and friends who live just 4 miles away in Walton/Anfield and they’ll tell ’em that "we have to put up with 35-45,000 folks passing through here 55 days a year". ;)
Gavin Ramejkis
4   Posted 21/06/2008 at 00:08:49

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Hi Gerard, suppose to add to that you should say of course Walton doesn’t expect a draconian no parking exclusion zone or to have the majority of its links closed to just three to create a comparison or expect 1000 to cycle to there on those 55 days a year and the remainder walk miles or wait for park and ride buses that dont exist or crush loaded onto trains only set to move 3000 passengers per hour.
Ste Dium
5   Posted 21/06/2008 at 00:59:10

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I take it that none of you drive to the match at Goodison?

A good half hour stuck on Queens Drive is an absolute joy. Sorry, no, you won’t know what it’s like to travel to the game will you? IT’S CRAP.

Kirkby? Tesco? Luv ya................Bring it on
Tom Hughes
6   Posted 21/06/2008 at 05:56:24

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I regularly use the Queens drive route home, though most often via town to South Liverpool. It rarely takes me that long. If you too are going to South Liverpool I’d recomend parking on the Westmister rd Side of the ground. There are multiple main roads leading to town and away, rarely blocked in. Meanwhile Kirkby will be a nightmare in comparison with almost total car reliance, with most car parks well over 1/2 a mile away with limited roads feeding back into Liverpool/wirral where the vast majority of blues will all be heading in the same direction. The east Lancs is regularly at Saturation already, meaning this will make Queens drive look like freeflowing sunday evening traffic. Of course if you’re an out of towner you may be forgiven for thinking at least you avoid entering the dreaded city. Having used the Kirkby junctions for years, even with the modifications I can’t see how they will cope with this throughput, and see nothing in the transport plan that would reduce those fears. Try Bolton for similar off-motorway access. Except ofcourse at least there the motorway leads in the right direction and they have a train station right next door and other A-roads leading to the ground directly.
Dave Wilson
7   Posted 21/06/2008 at 07:04:53

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Relax its a local protest, but there you go again - not being bothered
rich jones
8   Posted 21/06/2008 at 07:08:32

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Ste Dium (i thought we had to use our proper names) you obviously havn’t been going to the game long, I park down westminster road and am back in Chester usually with 30-45 minutes.
Ive been to Bolton, Wigan, Sunderland, Southampton, Middlesbrough, Liecester and had verry bad parking experiances. Ffs at Wigan we were that pissed off that we parked up again went for a curry came out got back in our car and were sat back in the same place 3/4 hour later. Great advert.
James Braid
9   Posted 21/06/2008 at 08:49:32

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You make a good point about the traffic issue, but what I’m getting at is that this protest is about Kirkby residents concerns about the effect the stadium will have on their day to day lives. It’s not to do with some Evertonians disaffection with the ground move.

They are two separate issues and for ’no’ voters to join this cavalcade would be inappropriate, not to say entirely dishonest.
Jay Campbell
10   Posted 21/06/2008 at 09:18:33

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It?s a protest against Everton locating in Kirkby.

Anyone against it should go. End of.
Rich Jones
11   Posted 21/06/2008 at 09:18:18

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James, with respect, the Yes campaign could hardly claim to be the victim of dishonesty within this whole saga. Could the No vote? What was the cost of it going to be again?
Anthony Fielding
12   Posted 21/06/2008 at 10:31:46

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I dont know why people are commenting on how long its going to take to get home from the match from Kirkby, nobody knows until we’re actually there doing it. I dont think for one minute everyone is going to park in the middle of Kirkby. And most people i know park at least half a mile away from Goodison anyway so i dont know what the difference will be.
Ray Lupton
13   Posted 21/06/2008 at 11:35:22

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What is your deal with Tesco and Everton? Are you paid based on the number of responses you make in favour of Kirkby or are you on a retainer till the end?

Nice little earner either way.
Gavin Ramejkis
14   Posted 21/06/2008 at 17:04:36

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Anthony there will be now parking within walking distance for disabled season ticket holders (two of my passengers), Kirkby is actually closer to home for me than Goodison Park, but as it stands I can park using the blue badge scheme very close to the ground havin driven down the M58 across Switch Island, down Dunnings Bridge Road then the A5038 slip udenr the flyover at Walton Church turn at the pub and park near the ground and it’s never the trauma that people make it out to be, hasn’t been a difficult drive for years and that’s just one of three or four potential routes I could take from Switch Island, Kirkby has never been built to take half as much traffic and the M57 isn’t exactly the busiest motorway in the north west similarly that the M58 isn’t and the east lancs is often as Tom says rightly at saturation point. Not knowing what will happen until we get there is not good enough for my passengers and the club still haven’t explained to me or them how they are expected to get to and from Kirkby.

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