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Just heard from the EGM that we are investigating closely a site near Goodison Park.

Anybody got any idea where it could be?

Paul Ellam, England     Posted 26/06/2013 at 21:43:40

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Ian Bennett
627 Posted 26/06/2013 at 22:01:48
It may as well be Bills garden, Neverland or the end of the rainbow, we haven't any money to build on it in any case.
Tony J Williams
628 Posted 26/06/2013 at 22:02:10
Could be the site on the park where the shite were going to go. Spades in the ground by blah blah isn't season ticket time again is it?
James Martin
634 Posted 26/06/2013 at 22:11:18
It can't be that close to Goodiosn, there's all those unforeseeable crazy security issues that would put pay to any building there.
Tony J Williams
635 Posted 26/06/2013 at 22:12:30
Wally Hall Park?
Paul Andrews
640 Posted 26/06/2013 at 22:18:57
Billy Bradshaw
642 Posted 26/06/2013 at 22:21:37
Stonedale or Edge Lane look credible...
Paul David
643 Posted 26/06/2013 at 22:20:40
Stanley Park, Rice Lane (but there building on it now and the traffic would be a nightmare) or Wally Hall Park are the only places I can think of.
Colin Glassar
644 Posted 26/06/2013 at 22:24:32
The Pier Head?
Tony Marsh
647 Posted 26/06/2013 at 22:16:46
How near is near is when Bill says near to Goodison? A 100 yards is near but so to is a mile. Bootle and Kirkdale are near so to is town.

Maybe Bill has re-considered the Loop. I know Liverpool quite well and I cant think of anywhere to put a stadium that can be considered near unless its on one of the local parks. Surely. after all the goodwill shown by the fans at tonight's meeting Bullshit Bill isn't at the bollocks again is he?

BTW, who is Tony Evans? He was on TalkSport tonight talking absolute shite about Everton. Moyes was a legend and how Robero will struggle because he had better funding at Wigan than he will get here. He really did my nut in. Who the fuck is he?

Malcolm Szuplewski
653 Posted 26/06/2013 at 22:29:45
Goodison Park?
Dick Fearon
669 Posted 26/06/2013 at 23:15:16
That fertile space between Bill's ears?
Kenn Crawford
670 Posted 26/06/2013 at 23:18:50
The hole in the wall at the Park End???
John Keating
674 Posted 26/06/2013 at 23:25:52
I would think you're the nearest.
Apart from the Park there's nothing close.
Apart from the KD I wish could have got the site from Bestaway, between Scotty and Gt Homer St!!!
Everton in Everton — brilliant!!!
Steavey Buckley
683 Posted 26/06/2013 at 23:45:01
It is planned for £250 Million investment around Anfield proposed by LCC. Do they plan – as dyed-in-the-red – to omit Everton from this redevelopment?
Peter Laing
695 Posted 27/06/2013 at 00:09:34
More lies from the snake oil salesman. Whenever the pressure is remotely on, he treats us to one of his fantasist ideas that lack both credibility and substance. If there was any truth, where is the harm in releasing the details regarding the site? Surely this would be the platform for attracting a potential buyer.
Patrick Murphy
699 Posted 27/06/2013 at 00:16:26
Steavey, perhaps that has been the problem all along, the Reds want us out of the area so that they can create a Disney type theme park in and around Stanley Park. Can you imagine some of the 'attractions'? Everton had never considered moving out of Goodison until PJ came along and BK has followed the same thought process it does make you think that some outside pressure from somewhere is being exerted to relocate Everton to another part of the city or even outside of the city.

Patrick Murphy
702 Posted 27/06/2013 at 00:39:14
I've just received a map for the new site:

You turn right at the Park End and Follow the yellow brick road...
Follow the yellow brick road
Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow-brick road
Follow the yellow-brick, follow the yellow-brick
Follow the yellow-brick road
Mark Roberts
704 Posted 27/06/2013 at 00:34:47
I too have my doubts as to the sincerity of BK on this issue but if, and I mean IF, this was a goer, my guess would be the William Collins playing fields on Commercial Rd. Very close to Sandhills train station, it looks easily big enough from the Google overhead.
Derek Thomas
718 Posted 27/06/2013 at 05:37:13
Neverland, it's quite near...2nd star on the right and straight on 'till morning.

It's twinned with Phantasy Island.

Tales of Pearly Spencer

Peter Davies
720 Posted 27/06/2013 at 06:07:26
Bill Kenwright...'It all depends on the funding package' Nuff said, no stadium!
Jim Lloyd
724 Posted 27/06/2013 at 07:14:59
He must mean Stanley Park, unless "close to Goodison" means anywhere in England!
It would be nice to dream about it being in Stanley Park, as we used to play there With this feller though, it will be "coats down" for the goals and bring your own butties.
Chad Schofield
726 Posted 27/06/2013 at 07:40:00
Now it's funny you should ask that as only last night I was talking to a gentleman from New York about it. That was until I was rudely interrupted by Roberto playing Z-cars on recorder while arriving upon the back of a gold-tipped winged eagle while Robbie Earl did a jig upon the beast's head... no, the eagle's head not Roberto's... he's a wonderful man but you couldn't really call him a beast, not like the previous regime... oh God, stick on another video will you Mr Elstone the Chairman just needs to pop to the lav. Boys' Penn. Choo-choo-choo-choo...
Phil Sammon
729 Posted 27/06/2013 at 07:58:54
New York, Paris, Milan, Tokyo - there isn't a Hilton hotel in the world who's reception staff haven't been on the receiving end of one of Bill's hilarious prank calls.
Kevin Tully
734 Posted 27/06/2013 at 08:42:18
"There were six or seven, now we have about three"

Buyers? New sites? Press officers? CEO's? Transfers? New toilets? Phone calls per day to Roberto?

It's Bill at his very best, he would put Bernie Madoff to shame. Anyone who believes a word he says should seek immediate help.

Paul Norman
736 Posted 27/06/2013 at 08:50:53
Wasn't there talk some time earlier this year of a site in the docks somewhere, the Bankhall Street/Regent Rd vicinity. Plenty of space in need of regeneration down there, "close" to Goodison, just can't see that there's the commercial/retail enablers to go with it.
Alan McGuffog
738 Posted 27/06/2013 at 08:55:26
Tony 647. Tony Evans I believe is one of the lead football writers for the Times. For some reason channels such as radio 5 Live and TalkSport seem to be full of Kopites who love to patronise or just insult Everton. You have Derek McGovern and Andy Dunn who are part of this. Someone posted the other day about Quinn ( Mick ? ) on TalkSport referring to EFC with a soundtrack of the Laughing Policeman.
It's all the usual stereotyping stuff.....plucky little Everton and Liverpool on the verge of being back where they belong.....blah blah blah.
The channels would be as well going into the Arkles or the Albert on match day and asking the assembled tourists what they thought of Everton.
Phil Walling
750 Posted 27/06/2013 at 09:52:43
Evans was named in the alleged Paul Tyrrell `Khymir Rouge`piece in which he was named as one of the founders of the Spirit of Shankly movement.
Apparently,he later went to the States to train as a journalist,wrote a couple of books and returned to work at The Times where he is now Football Editor.
In that post,he`s dropped a few rickets and a quick read of RS sites indicates he is now classed in the` Bullshitter `category.
His frequent appearances on TS have certainly done nothing to indicate that his role at The Times has done anything to curb his pro RS prejudices.
I would love to be in on a Evans/Marshy debate on Merseyside football!
Ronald Low
753 Posted 27/06/2013 at 10:12:29
Heard it before........ King Dock anyone.......
Daniel Lawrence
757 Posted 27/06/2013 at 10:28:49
Prenton Park
Al Reddish
758 Posted 27/06/2013 at 10:20:03
Strangely, the redevelopment around Anfield might be just what we need. It'll either give the board a kick up the arse or more importantly, it will bring major retailers/business' to the site, with the hope someone may want to develop an area with Everton in mind, giving Bill the 'dream ticket' of the stadium on a major retail site and higher share prices as a result.
Dean Barton
759 Posted 27/06/2013 at 10:18:18
BK is full of shit.

This is the man that said we needed to go to Kirkby because there were zero viable sites within the city boundaries.

All of a sudden there is 7???!!!

Where did these 7 sites suddenly spring from???

I do think we should look into redeveloping Stanley Park. LFC were given planning consent but have abandoned the idea, so it seems viable.

If BK said that Stanley park was a potential site now because LFC were not going to use it then fair enough.....but 7?????

What always traps liars is their inability to tell them consistently. I cannot believe that no one asked him why there are 7 sites when only a few years there were no such viable sites.....according to him!!!!!

Dave Lawley
762 Posted 27/06/2013 at 10:30:22
I'm surprised nobody asked him last night where it is, can't see why it should be a secret? We are now where we always are, in the dark.
Richard Dodd
772 Posted 27/06/2013 at 10:35:29
I don`t believe the site is within the Anfield Rejuvenation Area. That is a joint project between LCC, `Your Housing Group` and LFC. I have relatives living in the area affected so have read everything available on the scheme. I have never seen any mention of Everton FC in any of the documents circulated.

I am of the mind that the LCC Finch Farm intervention was an attempt by the Council to be seen to helping both sides. Perhaps Elstone should be talking to `Your Housing`?

Chris Morris
773 Posted 27/06/2013 at 10:56:42
I live in Anfield and nothing has EFC on it at all. The plans are to do with rejuvenating an area that's become run down in the last 13 years and make LFC look like Angels of Mercy.

It doesn't mention anywhere that it's because of LFC and their original land grab idea (as well as LCC) that the area is now the way it is.

Paul David
775 Posted 27/06/2013 at 11:06:23
I've seen a lovely house in Mossley Hill, 5 bedrooms and even an indoor pool. I haven't the money to buy it but it's there.
Paul English
807 Posted 27/06/2013 at 13:06:27
Anfield Cemetry, anyone!?!
Clive Lewis
810 Posted 27/06/2013 at 13:25:14
I have identified it to be in Bill's imagination.
Clive Lewis
812 Posted 27/06/2013 at 13:25:47
Has anyone seen Poltergeist? Bill only moved the headstones.
John Gee
817 Posted 27/06/2013 at 13:22:31
Paul English, at least we'll finally find out where the bodies are buried.

The RS played hardball and it looks to have worked. I wouldn't want Everton to go that way as it's shameful. But something has to be done. Some new shiny corporate boxes would be a start.

Norman Merrill
849 Posted 27/06/2013 at 14:20:49
I am surprised that fans are debating the fact that 24/7 just happened to pull out of the air, a possible site, for a new stadium?
Could it not be a smoke screen, to give fans some hope of a new stadium, again?
And his mention of the ground sharing with LFC, saga, maybe he is going to turn it all into a West end show "The dream of Kenwright"
But in fans eyes a nightmare.
Phil Walling
857 Posted 27/06/2013 at 14:55:16
But didn`t Elstone move quickly `to manage expectation`as he put it.
Just his polite way of saying `The Chairman`s bullshitting again`?
David Pearl
877 Posted 27/06/2013 at 15:01:35
Richard @772 Are you saying we should ask for a council house?

If the RS have their planning approved for Stanley Park why couldn't we?

Sean Lloyd
912 Posted 27/06/2013 at 16:38:09
British Virgin Isles.
Colin Malone
919 Posted 27/06/2013 at 17:00:10
Remember Project Jennifer?
Jack Cross
013 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:13:16
Scottie Rd, that was original site wasn't it? By tunnel. But wherever it is, I've heard Tesco are behind it again.
Ross Edwards
014 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:17:23
Cloud Cookoo Land?
Colin Glassar
033 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:25:40
Damian Braithwaite
036 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:24:44
It,s WALTON PARK, Elsone was at the Municipal Buildings last week in negotiations with council chiefs about going there. My dreams are coming true, this is the best news I've had from the blues in years. DON'T FUCK THIS ONE UP BLUES!
Barry Rathbone
039 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:30:30
Damian do you mean Walton Hall Park?

No such place as Walton Park - not that it matters

Damian Braithwaite
041 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:35:49
Yes Barry, it's Walton Hall Park!
Kieran Fitzgerald
042 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:37:20
Damien/Barry, is Walton Hall Park good? I don't know Liverpool at all.
Jack Cross
043 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:37:38
I can't see that, isn't it a green belt area. Walton Hall Park?
Colin Glassar
044 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:38:21
Sorry guys but studies have shown that Lego is unsuitable for the building of modern stadia.
Jack Cross
053 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:40:53
Barry. There is a place called Walton Park. It is off Rice Lane, Liverpool 9. Not far from the wreck Jacobs Tennis court. If you know it? In between Long Lane and Rice Lane. Quite a big field. Access is a bit naff though.
Jim Lloyd
057 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:47:02
Damian, what are you drinking?

There is as much chance of Bill getting us a new ground as there is of him turning up a buyer in his 24/7 search.

Mike Dolan
058 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:37:28
The most logical site would be a ground share arrangement with Liverpool. But logic tends not to prevail in these matters. The site that will be available should Liverpool have a stadium built for them with your taxpayers money would be where Anfield is now. Our original home. The advantages would be being able to plug into the exact same infrastructure of ancillary services which would result in enormous savings for the local government while minimizing any negative impact on the surrounding area. Its like "Kunte Kenyon I'm home"
Damian Braithwaite
061 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:49:31
Colin, Walton Hall Park is my Valhalla,
Patrick Murphy
070 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:55:51
There is already a supermarket close to the site so maybe they will help with the costs?
Mike the whole point of us moving is for the other lot to be self-contained in their theme park plans - we are being shunted out whether we like it or not and this has been the plan for nearly 2 decades - I don't like it because nowhere will be the same as Goodison, however, at least the distance to WHP, isn't so far from Goodison and the post-code will be L9 as opposed to L4.
Damian Braithwaite
077 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:51:58
If you remember Collymores Talk Sport on Everton' finances, the leak inside Goodison said the club was looking at five possible sites within the city's boundary with a realistic timescale of five years for the development to start. Obviously Mike 058 your answer would be what Everton and LCC would want to see as the sensible option to reduce cost, but there's just one stumbling block and that's the shites total refusal to even contemplate a shared stadium. What's is the answer, well I think LCC can not give one prestigious club a prime site without upsetting the other so Hopefully talks are at an advanced stage for us to move to Walton Hall Park. Fingers crossed eh lads!
Barry Rathbone
078 Posted 27/06/2013 at 19:56:58
Kieran, Walton Hall Park would be only second to a river frontage site.

It is barely 5 mins walk from the Gwladys st end and is a huge park bounded by Queens Drive (the city ring road) and the East Lancs Rd.

Essentially it's the same location with better transport access and free of streets and houses - the potential would be monumental.

There used to be an open air auditorium there - I won a batman mask and green balloon on pin the tail on the donkey during one of the shows.

I promptly stuck it up my nose like a length of snot on stage to huge applause.

Marvellous times.

Mike Oates
089 Posted 27/06/2013 at 20:21:47
What about the old Walton Hospital Site on Rice Lane , big big site , if not that there is only Walton Hall Park or Stanley Park
Kieran Fitzgerald
095 Posted 27/06/2013 at 20:28:19
Thanks Barry.
Alan McGuffog
096 Posted 27/06/2013 at 20:29:06
Barry........the spirit of Oscar Wilde runs through you indeed
Billy Bradshaw
132 Posted 27/06/2013 at 21:59:02
Damian, Elstone was seen at the Town Hall, meeting the Mayor and senior planers from LCC. I wonder when Everton will announce their intentions on the Spellow Lane site?
Tony Marsh
133 Posted 27/06/2013 at 22:01:56
No chance the council will allow two public parks to be used for football stadium development. Two parks within a mile of each other being built would cause a huge public outcry. Defo not WHP.
Dick Fearon
182 Posted 28/06/2013 at 00:20:58
My only memory of WHP goes back to the 50s when I played for St. Malachys U/15s in an cup match against St. Johns. After a right old battle with outbreaks of fisticuffs we scraped a win.
At the final whistle our team raced to a room that we barricaded against a howling vengeful St Johns crowd.

Jack Cross
188 Posted 28/06/2013 at 01:31:39
Can't see WHP... isn't that a green belt? And we know what the council think of building on green belt areas.

Unless it's RS of course.

Jack Cross
192 Posted 28/06/2013 at 02:26:46
What about the Royal Hospital site? That's being knocked down soon I believe.

That's in a great position. Not far from the stations. A short walk up London Rd and as a ready-built car park. Ideal location, I'd say.

The site is certainly big enough.

Billy Bradshaw
201 Posted 28/06/2013 at 06:22:58
Jack, I couldn't think of a worse site, mate – not close to stations and would create car congestion for shoppers and people going to work.

One of two sites still available in the city are Stonedale Cross as it doesn't look as if Amazon will be moving there and there's been lots of preparation work done; and the top of Edge Lane which is close to the motorway and 5 mins walk from the train station.

Bobby Thomas
227 Posted 28/06/2013 at 09:09:58
Evertons latest enabling development will be the Goodison Road Supper Bar.

Can you tell ive lost faith at all?

Damian Braithwaite
258 Posted 28/06/2013 at 10:39:29
Hi billy, I did not know we were looking at a site around spellow lane isn't that already too close to goodison, unless you actually mean what will they do with goodison to regenerate the area off County rd. All I can comment on is the rumours in the council suggest its Walton hall park. It makes sense to me although it also could be wishful thinking on my part, however it is close enough too the boozers and businesses in Walton so it would not disrupt too many independent traders that rely on Everton too survive if that makes any sense.
Andy Whittingham
320 Posted 28/06/2013 at 13:18:30
Once a site is found, I think we should go the 'Challenge Anneka' route to building it..

The format of Challenge Anneka involved Anneka Rice being given a task to accomplish within a certain period of time, usually two or three days. She was supposed to have no knowledge of what the task of each particular episode would be before it began, and would have to organise its accomplishment by persuading companies and people to contribute their time and resources for free. The task would usually be in aid of a charitable cause, for example building a play area for children within the local community, or something similar.

Admit a couple of days might not be enough time, but you get the idea :)

Alan McGuffog
372 Posted 28/06/2013 at 15:31:12
Never going to happen and if it did it would be a bloody disgrace. The north end of Liverpool has very few amenities compared to south Liverpool and to take away a fine park from the public would be plain wrong.
Imagine an accident of history and both Everton and Liverpool played in, say, Dingle and Toxteth. Someone suggests a new ground....hey, how about Calderstones Park or , even better, Sefton Park. The massed ranks of teachers , social workers, lawyers, drug barons who reside in the south end would ensure it would never happen
Damian Braithwaite
384 Posted 28/06/2013 at 16:11:33
Alan, no-one said they where taking away the park. Liverpool proved it with Stanley Park and their designs only took a small percentage of the green area. The majority of the ground was to be built where the Vernon Sangster is and the car park facing Utting Avenue.

I agree with you that the South end get more investment, and if this rumour is true, surely it would be great for the areas around Rice Lane and Walton which need vast sums of regeneration money.

EFC would put the pride back in the north end by building a 55,000-seater stadium with all the mod cons. Do you think Everton would bring this area down if they moved? I don't think so!

Alan McGuffog
388 Posted 28/06/2013 at 16:24:59 had me at Stanley Park (not literally).

Let's do this thing!

Shite.... we've no feckin' cash.

Alan McGuffog
391 Posted 28/06/2013 at 16:24:59
Don't suppose they'd let us knock Alsop Comp down ?
Andy Whittingham
392 Posted 28/06/2013 at 16:30:06
I think Anneka Rice is the only person in the world who could achieve a 55 thousand sweater stadium.
Damian Braithwaite
433 Posted 28/06/2013 at 17:56:14
Yes the only thing I can't work out is where the money's coming from to develop any site let alone Walton Hall Park? However if the club make the right noises in that direction then I can only hope investment is just around the corner as well? But then I wake up and realise this is Everton were talking about. Lol
Ged Alexander
471 Posted 28/06/2013 at 19:41:24
It's WHP... But identifying a site is one thing, financing a stadium is another.
Robert Collins
494 Posted 28/06/2013 at 20:30:21
Edge Lane get my vote (in this dream world, where we have the money to actually build the thing).

Right in between town and the motorway, with its own train station, equidistant to north and south of the city and lots of land to develop on.

There's not a lot going on on Edge Lane at the moment, there's lots of unused space all along it, a brand new Stadium would be an advertisment for the city right on the main route into town.

Stonedale? KEIOC may be tempted to fire some flack up at that one (even if it is in the city boundry), aren't we moving to Kirby again (or should I say Kirkby, to be correct/posh) .

Walton Hall Park is furthest I believe we should go, but even that feels like we're out of the way.

Harold Matthews
495 Posted 28/06/2013 at 20:36:29
Walton Park? Is that the "cuckoo clock" place we used to get to by tram in the 40s?

Great memories.....or was it Woolton? Both sound familiar.

It was a big day out back then..

Paul Washington
690 Posted 29/06/2013 at 15:41:23
Alan (#738),

I know Andy Dunn quite well, he doesn't support any team; as a young lad, he didn't like footy, his dad is a Red and his older brother used to go home and away with the Blues.

Paul Melarange
712 Posted 29/06/2013 at 16:41:05
Maybe Luvvie Bill has been watching Field of Dreams and there is a corn field off County Road? Or drank too many shandies watching Evita at The Empire!

The only ones I could think of are Gilmoss which was mentioned years ago, or the Bestway site where Guiness used to be based, or maybe we can build one on Stanley Park if there is any of it left after the Shite develop the Tin Mine!

Patrick Murphy
717 Posted 29/06/2013 at 16:54:47
I reckon BK misheard the Council when they said 'we've got a fracking site for you'....

Matthew Lovekin
729 Posted 29/06/2013 at 17:15:05
Would love to knockdown anfield, with the rs still in it
Alan McGuffog
740 Posted 29/06/2013 at 17:34:55
Paul 690

I feel rotten now.......wish I'd known that. He is a neighbour of mine and he's been pissed off with someone letting his tyres down.

Steve Jones
788 Posted 29/06/2013 at 19:46:06
Last thing I read on the topic was similar to Paul Normans comment #736. That Peel needed a convenient PR boost for their Liverpool2 port scheme and an Everton stadium in the Bankhall/Canada dock area could fit with their needs and the councils Port of Liverpool regeneration goal.

Seeing Liverpool2 has just 'broken ground' (albeit underwater!) could this have floated to the surface again?.

Carl Sanderson
955 Posted 30/06/2013 at 12:42:35

"It would depend on the funding package."

Nothing to see here...

James Marshall
956 Posted 30/06/2013 at 12:53:51
Walton Hall Park certainly seems like the most viable choice mooted on here, apart from one small matter...

We don't appear to have the money to buy some Primark jumpers for goal posts, let alone build a load of stands & a car park.

Where exactly is this fantasy money going to come from?

Stadiums are rather pricey these days. Seems like a non-starter to me.

Brian Waring
959 Posted 30/06/2013 at 13:04:38
Wasn't this mentioned the other night at the meeting were BK had to try and appease the fans?

As Karl said "Nothing to see here.. "

Jordan Maloney
083 Posted 30/06/2013 at 21:59:32
I reckon it's Great Homer Street, a massive retail development has been on the cards for there for years, it's known as 'Project Jennifer' and Sainsburys have apparently beaten Tesco to become the major retail partner for the site which is owned by a land owner/developer company called St Modwen.
Jack Cross
125 Posted 01/07/2013 at 04:12:11
If this Council didn't keep on building houses on every site that became available there could have been several ground sites. And all well positioned.
Mike Hughes
173 Posted 01/07/2013 at 11:49:10
I haven't been up there for a while but I remember a large expanse of derelict ground on the Bootle / Litherland border near to where the new Tesco is. Just north of Linacre Lane. That was my first thought when I heard BK's comments. If anyone lives in or around that area, is it still derelict?

Also, up until the age of 9 I used to live just off Miller's Bridge in Bootle. The area between Bank Hall Station and Miller's Bridge has some business units but is hardly thriving. That has also come into my mind in the past.

Jack Cross
260 Posted 01/07/2013 at 15:10:53
Mark Hughes.

That's the industrial part of Bootle. Brasenose Rd just off Millers Bridge. My mate use to have a pub on Millers Bridge, the Toll Bar. Along time ago now. But I know were you mean. Linacre Lane area. Not been around there for a while, so really know if it's still derelict mate.

Do you know were the old corpy yard was in Long Lane Aintree? That is a large site, lots of land and still un built on.

Robert Collins
346 Posted 01/07/2013 at 18:55:29
There's not a lot going on on Edge Lane at the moment, there's lots of unused space all along it, a brand new Stadium would be an advertisement for the city right on the main route into town.
Karl Masters
350 Posted 01/07/2013 at 19:10:51
Plenty of potential sites, just how to fund them?

It still makes me angry to think we were told there was 'absolutely nowhere aprt from Kirkby' that a site for a stadium existed.

Total lies to get what Green and BK wanted. Never let the truth get in the way, eh?

Neil Madden
368 Posted 01/07/2013 at 20:00:38
Mark Robers #704 calls it right for me. The land bounded by Stanley Road, Lambeth Road, Commercial Road and Great Mersey Street is the best location by some distance. It's a massive site, it's about 2 miles north of town, on 2 major roads, has loads of bus routes and has a revamped train station (Sandhills) on the doorstep and it's close to Goodison. The footy pitches at the William Collins could be moved to GP as a lasting memorial once it has been knocked down.

By the way, the whole area on the Bootle/Litherland border on Hawthorne Road (Mike Hughes #173 is being developed for housing. It's too far from GP in any case, it's in Sefton and to be honest the transport links aren't good enough. I'm only up the road, but it's a thumbs down from me.

Edge Lane makes sense, but I just don't like the idea of moving from north Liverpool (unless it was the city centre of course).

Robert Collins
385 Posted 01/07/2013 at 20:50:27
Neil Madden @ 168

Edge Lane is the most central spot outside the city center, with it's own train station and plenty of land to develop on and it's a real show piece of a venue being on the main road into the city of the motorway.

Get that site and we increase the chances of a potential buyer, it will also raise the profile of the club to anyone coming into the city - It's a winner!

Mike Hughes
392 Posted 01/07/2013 at 21:25:14
As stated by others, there are potentially quite a few sites.
A year or so ago, Liverpool Vision (Max Steinberg) were openly talking about the problems of regenerating north Liverpool which they saw as a big potential challenge. Given that the Anfield area is planned to be redeveloped, I hope that isn't the end of it.

While I would prefer the historical north Liverpool links to be maintained, Edge Lane is another reasonable possibility. Coming into the city from that direction gives a really bad impression. It's like a war zone in places.

It's also more accessible and more visible than the Anfield area for the tourist / shopping visitor - therefore raising our profile further.

Why not use Everton FC as the catalyst for improving the city? Edge Lane would look great painted royal blue and white all the way from the end of the M62 / Queens Drive and beyond.

Mike Hughes
413 Posted 01/07/2013 at 22:13:02
Jack #260

Don't remember the Toll Bar pub but our local when I was a kid was The Glendower on St John's Road (it's gone now) which was just around the corner from Bank Hall station.

There's very little around that way. Derelict really. On the Bootle / Kirkdale border - possibly get a footprint in Liverpool (but better than Kirkby).

Edge Lane a good shout by some above.

Alan Williams
594 Posted 02/07/2013 at 13:52:47
One idea that was floated to me was Walton Lane (behind the Park End) would be moved back to allow a possible new stadium to be built, basically cutting that corner off the park. The advantage for the LCC is the hotels/bars would see increased usage making it a more sustainable project. I was also told the guy that owns the scrap yard has put a massive price tag on the land so we would need LCC to put a CPO on the land, also Gwladys Street school is set to be closed in the coming months/ years again so I’m told so not sure if its true.
Ray Said
130 Posted 03/07/2013 at 18:58:39
Alan Williams; the yard on Bullens Rd is owned by the council and leased. Joe Anderson, then Leader of the council and now Mayor, stated a couple of years ago that the council would be happy to offer the space to Everton and to relocate the school which would increase the footprint. The board, as is usual, said nothing. The council get stick on here for not helping the club but helping LFC. The position is not so, LFC owners help themselves and actually talk to the council. EFC's owners just moan but wont put their hand in their pockets at all.

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