Changing imperatives and the explosion of online shopping mean that the need for massive superstores, such as those that were to form the centre-piece alongside a new Everton Stadium at the heart of Destination Kirkby, are no longer needed.
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1 Posted 13/01/2015 at 04:59:01
Good job we didn't build with them!!!
2 Posted 13/01/2015 at 06:56:14
3 Posted 13/01/2015 at 07:03:55
It can, and should be done. Had we commenced this project when the Kings Dock prospect failed, then we'd be sorted by now.
Far better to have a modernised "God's Acre" than some faceless "flat pack" excuse for a ground.
4 Posted 13/01/2015 at 07:17:45
5 Posted 13/01/2015 at 11:14:50
6 Posted 13/01/2015 at 11:55:48
Kirkby was a terrible con job from the board and even though the new site identified is a better location, it is on a public park which should never be allowed to happen.
On the subject of Tesco, greed has got the better of them. They bought land to build in every post code of the country, got the customers in, reduced the quality of food, upped the prices, made record profits, and now have no identity. They aren’t a bargain supermarket nor a high-end one.
7 Posted 13/01/2015 at 13:09:50
I agree though, redevelopment of Goodison is the preferred option but I do like the mooted idea of Walton Hall Park being the site for a new ground. Can't see anything happening any time soon though.
8 Posted 13/01/2015 at 14:44:24
Does anyone really believe that AC Milan and Inter, Bayern and Munich 1860, Sampdoria and Genoa, Roma and Lazio, and others who share do anything but benefit from playing in stadiums that neither partner could afford to operate on their own?
Yes, I know 1860 only rent from Bayern, but the arrangement still assists both clubs. We should set aside our emotions and do it.
9 Posted 13/01/2015 at 15:02:58
The Milan and Rome clubs have plans to go and build their own stadiums, why would that be if they only benefit from sharing?
10 Posted 13/01/2015 at 15:01:12
I remember applying for a job at the Widnes DC only to be told they were only hiring people who could speak Polish. Thankfully Halton Borough Council stepped in and refused them a licence until this policy changed. I am so grateful that my team has no association with such an abhorrent company.
I do not, and never will give any of my money to these parasites.
11 Posted 13/01/2015 at 17:23:21
Does anyone know the reasons why Lazio/Roma and AC/Inter donÂt like groundsharing?
IÂve just done a very quick google and from what I can tell the Stadio Olimpico is far too big (75k and Lazio/Roma ÂonlyÂ get about 30k/40k respectively and attendances are falling). Also, it isnÂt a purpose-built football stadium (running tracks around the pitches) and the council keeps pushing up the rent.
Similarly Inter/AC share a stadium that is just way too big for them (80k and they get 46k/40k averages),
So is the problem that the atmosphere for these teams are suffering rather than they hate sharing or is the sharing the big problem?
13 Posted 13/01/2015 at 22:51:07
14 Posted 14/01/2015 at 08:54:32
Redevelop Goodison 15M ( or whatever ) at a time... but that doesn't fit the Exit strategy, does it Bill.
15 Posted 14/01/2015 at 10:39:41
16 Posted 14/01/2015 at 21:23:33
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