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Where next for the Blues?

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I know we probably say this every year, but this month is crucial in terms of what can happen to our club.

Davie is apparently on his well deserved holidays. UEFA 2008 finishes on the 29th June, so things will soon start to get moving on the transfer front as we move into pre season.

  1. Will David Moyes sign a new contract ?
    I imagine this will depend on funds available, as well as a board that can share his aspirations. From what I have seen Moyes would stay if they can deliver, why wouldn't he ? This is all down to the board. If they fail in this, we are in deep trouble and the fallout would be massive. He is a good manager, not perfect, but stability is starting pay off for the blues and we are seen as a model club.
  2. Transfers
    Often we see a player like Ashton at Crewe to Arshavin at Zenit, but we cannot seem to close the deal early on and often are priced out, once the cat is out of the bag. We cannot deny that money does come eventually, but it is often late in the day, from unknown sources (debt ! Philip Green !). I bet this really annoys Moyes as I am sure he has a clear idea of the players he would like and the money to make it a reality.
  3. The competition
    As well as the SKY 4 - new money seems to be swishing around other clubs like Spurs, City and Portsmouth. Not saying we should sell out to the nearest Oligarch but the challenge to the board is the same, if we do not spend we will fall away from the top 4 not break into it. No doubt we have found some nuggets like Lescott and Cahill but we will need more depth and improved quality if we are to break into and compete in the Champions League. Other than the bottom 5 or 6 team, the rest of the league will be tough.
  4. New Stadium - The new arena at Kings Dock sticks in my throat every time I see it.
    I voted yes, because I thought we might get a fab new stadium to compete with the best in the UK, that could host finals and concerts, provide revenue for the club and we could be proud of it. However I am starting to think it is all going pear shaped and the new stadium is looking like an out of town white elephant. Having seen the Bernabeu recently, the new designs don't get me particularly excited. I love Goodison but accept that it too is not ideal. The new Anfield will no doubt get everything and we will get bugger all as usual.

Again the board need to pull a rabbit out of the hat if we are to move forward.

I will aways support the blues regardless of the stadium location and our position in the league. The real pressure is on the board to deliver. That is;. Keep Moyes, provide him the cash early on so we make some significant signings in quality and depth.

Deliver us stadium and a business model that can drive the club forward and allow us to compete with the SKY 4.

I am not ante the board, they have some real tough challenges, but our future success may well be based on the strategic and financial decisions they make in the next month. The key measure for them - Can they deliver what the club needs ? If not then take our thanks and move over, don't screw it up for year's to come !
Chris  Kelly, North Lincs     Posted 23/06/2008 at 16:05:24

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Jay Campbell
1   Posted 24/06/2008 at 06:52:01

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The board are the root of all our problems
Jimmy Crack
2   Posted 24/06/2008 at 07:02:40

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I wouldn’t say root of all our problems, but I’d agree that it’s all down to them now.
Erik Dols
3   Posted 24/06/2008 at 08:51:39

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The next match/month/season is always the most important/crucial. Blah.
Sid Fuller
4   Posted 24/06/2008 at 09:59:45

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Why does everyone assume there’s a queue round the block just waiting to buy up Everton?Surely we know enough about Billy and Bully to realise that they’d bite a buyer’s hand off if the price was only half right.Wonderland is the true home of so many Evertonians!
Gareth Hughes
5   Posted 24/06/2008 at 10:57:41

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Erik and Sid; its because of fans like you that Kenwright and Wyness are able to keep getting away with their shocking incompetence, whcih may well yet see us lose our most valuable asset, David Moyes, this summer. Everton are 3 top quality players away from being a very realistic threat to the top 4 status quo but we now look like having to sell before we can buy. We only bought Yakubu last summer after borrowng money fron a billionaire, Philip Green who has now moved on elsewhere. We have to find our own Philip Green, and if Villa, Man City, Pompey can find one, then we surely we can
too. If we can’t, then this, along with the continued incompetence shown in the general running of the club by Bill and Keith, should be enough to see the fans to say enough is enough. My own suggestion? Direct action - boycott games, refuse to buy season tcikets, organise huge protest marches through the city. Some fans will say that this will hurt the club, but if the end result is that we finally make a new start by getting rid of the people undermining our club, is it worth it? Seriously, if Moyes leaves this summer, or stays with no money to spend, mid tale obscurity beckons next summer, along with yet another wasted glorious opportunity.
Erik Dols
6   Posted 24/06/2008 at 11:27:06

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Gareth, do you ever read my contributions to this site? I am not blind for the obvious mistakes by Kenwright and Wyness. I just get a bit annoyed everytime someone claims the next ... will be the most important ever. It is that sort of short-term view that is exactly wrong with the doings of Wyness. After this month there’s another month in which we can make signings and to all the other stuff, you know.
Tony Marsh
7   Posted 24/06/2008 at 13:05:44

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Well Chris if the club does end up in that out of town White Elephant pat your self on the back for a job well done mate.Please dont say enough of us didnt warn you yes voters though because we tried and tried and all most of you could do was laugh. Thanks again Pal.
Iain Latchford
8   Posted 24/06/2008 at 13:14:19

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I think I?ve been blinded by so much information and debate regarding the stadium move etc.

Could someone please answer me two questions.

1) What are the chances that the plans will be called in ?

2) When will we find out ?

Cheers !
Jay Harris
9   Posted 24/06/2008 at 13:06:17

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Sid
there’s a queue to buy into football especially the prem so why are EFC an exception.

I’ll tell you why because BK has the shareholding structrured in such a way that it discourages investment.

The man is a compulsive liar who says he is seeking investment 24/7 and the as confirmed in the Kirkby documentation states they have no intention of diluting their shareholding.

WTF do you all think some father Xmas is going to come along and say I like you guys here’s 50 million.

The only way to attract real investment is to get a person of wealth and ability and Sell them a chunk of shares something BK has made it clear he will not do.It’s the same with Kirkby nobody else was allowed to propose alternatives because of the LONGEST RUNNING exclusivity agreement in history.

THis board are the ball and chain around our necks.
Jay Harris
10   Posted 24/06/2008 at 13:16:08

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Ian there is a strong chance it will be called in under normal circumstances but given politics and BK’s contribution to the labour party I would’nt be certain.

As far as I’m aware people have 3 months to raise their objections but an announcement is due on July 3rd.

Somebody else correct me if I’m wrong.
Tony Williams
11   Posted 24/06/2008 at 13:56:09

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What I can’t seem to grasp is the contradictions on here.

Supposedly Blue Bill and Fat Keith are greedy, lying scumbags just after a massive payday and will drop Everton quicker than Britney drops her husbands/boyfriends/girlfriends when they move to Kirkby, however Blue Bill will not sell Everton to make the millions that will no doubt by offered by these countless billionnaires, especially before the club gets saddled with a debt for the stadium.

Strange fact that I can’t get my head around
Chris Otway
12   Posted 24/06/2008 at 13:50:43

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Totally agree with Gareth and Jay. Erik and Sid wake up to the lies of Kenwright- Kings dock,NTL deal( "I was 20 minutes away from signing the deal " was BK words) Fortress Sport etc etc. As for Wyness - where does one start! He could not negotiate his way through a deal if a lad said "how much to look after yer car mister"! Chang deal useless JJB- Has anyone seen any EFC merchandise avaiable?Has anybody ever seen or heard of Jon Woods?
Teflon Bill is praying Sir Terry has enough political clout so as to stop Kirkby being called in.
The club- our club,the Peoples club has out grown BK and his chums. Time to go and sell to people with serious money otherwise we will loose our best asset,David Moyes.
patty beesley
13   Posted 24/06/2008 at 15:54:37

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Luvvy Kenwright isn’t a liar ... he says he is seeking investment 24/7 NOT that he is seeking a buyer - there is a difference.
Mark Gray
14   Posted 24/06/2008 at 17:04:09

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Tony Williams, Why hasn’t David Moyes signed his really complicated contract?

Do you not feel a tad foolish making up excuse after excuse?


I would just like to point out to you Tony that Bill Kenwright refuses to sell the club at this time due to the possibility that he will make £millions more for himself if the Kirkby scheme goes ahead.


There is no contradiction it is just a simple matter of timing. He is hanging on to Everton Football Club in the hope he can make more money for himself.

You (in particular) can spin it how you wish though can’t you Tony? Just like you chose to state that the delay in Moyes signing his contract was down to the legalities rather than Moyes not actually trusting the board to raise the funds he has asked them to raise.

Jay Harris
15   Posted 24/06/2008 at 19:20:26

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Tony there is no contradiction.

Fat Keith is reputed to be on a massive bonus plus he owns a stadium management company which was apparently set up just before Kirkby was put on the table.

As for "Black Bill" he wants to hold on to his toy for as long as he can get away with it and Kirkby is a nice covert for having no money to invest plus they will borrow all the costs so not having to fund anything and can then say well the fans voted for it.

£100 million borrowings facilitates an awful lot of smoke and mirrors.
Paul Gladwell
16   Posted 24/06/2008 at 19:22:18

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Tony certainly back your stance regarding moving to kirkby, but surely before backing these pair up you have got to admit the lies these pair have sold us down the years, as they have been printed on here enough times, Fortress, NTL, Ring-fenced, Virtually free, Our £50 Mill teenager.... I could go on and on mate.
Jay Campbell
17   Posted 24/06/2008 at 20:31:10

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How the fuck does he sleep if he’s working 24/7??

He’s a funny man is Bill.
Joe McMahon
18   Posted 24/06/2008 at 20:59:08

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It?s this simple. Bill Kenwright is a twat. IF he really loved this club, then he would do the honourable thing and let someone else steer the ship.

He has been sooooo lucky with David Moyes, remember it took this guy ages to sack Walter Smith.
Ron Leith
19   Posted 24/06/2008 at 21:37:38

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I think BK is for all his faults is a man who derves a bit better than to be called a ?twat?. So he has not got the billions that Shinawatra has or Abramovich but lets face it he compares favourably with the Yanks accross the park who will hopefully bury the hatchet and stay a bit longer to totally ruin Liverpool FC. Oh happy days...
Roy Coyne
20   Posted 24/06/2008 at 23:13:01

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I just cannot believe after all the lies and misinformation from the two stooges people still defend them. Are these people that thick or shite stirrers or on Bill's payroll? Someone explain how if Kirkby goes tits (please god) surly we should have MORE cash not less or is it still ring-fenced for the dock? The sooner these charlatans go the better.

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