A number of Everton websites and social media pages are carrying links to an Open Letter prepared by the Blues fans who attended the Everton Symposium set up by the Echo last month.
The letter is to Echo Editor, John Thompson, and addresses a number of unresolved issues concerning the running of Everton FC that the attendees feel were "left on the cutting room floor" in the abridged podcast of the event.
A portion of the interview was used in the podcast which was supplemented by two separate phone interviews conducted by the Echo with other Blues fans to provide an alternative viewpoint on the status of the club.
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1 Posted 24/06/2015 at 18:19:33
How ironic that 35 minutes ended up on the cutting room floor. The Editor's cut would certainly make a far more interesting listen. The question that remains unanswered is a simple one: WHY?
Was it the almost universal criticism of the club by all parties? Was it the Blacklist that "The Peoples Club" have in operation against the People?? Or was it the Stadium failures, poor commercial deals or even the EchoÂs reluctance to challenge the senior management team or the Board???
Who knows....... what we do know is that the Liverpool Echo does a disservice to Evertonians, to its readership and the people of Merseyside. Gimmicks like the #TellAli is nothing more than a stunt. Hopefully the will learn the error of their ways, resonate with its readers and reverse the downward spiral of declining circulation.
We need the Echo just as much as they need us.......
2 Posted 24/06/2015 at 18:54:00
3 Posted 24/06/2015 at 19:04:20
4 Posted 24/06/2015 at 18:50:21
OK to ask the Echo why they havenÂt asked the questions themselves (I suspect they have but have been told to behave!) but as a private company, how Everton FC conducts its business is up to its directors who may or may not choose to be accountable to the minority of shareholders who hold but a handful of the stock.
As mere speccies, we have no more right to ask for the details of the operation than shoppers at Aldi and Liddle have to pry into those companiesÂ dealings. However, what we do have in common is the option to withhold our monetary support Â– an option I have chosen to exercise.
That any of us chose Â– or were chosen Â– to follow Everton has absolutely bugger all as to who was or was not Chairman at the time or which company supplied the bloody kit. So why do so many of us fret over this minutia when what really matters is who is Â– or is not Â– going to sweat his bollocks off for Roberto next season.
Get real, will yuse!
5 Posted 24/06/2015 at 19:23:57
ThatÂs the question IÂd like slippery Bill and sideshow Bob to answer.
6 Posted 24/06/2015 at 19:34:06
Disingenuous this fellow Thompson.
7 Posted 24/06/2015 at 19:33:15
Fuck that for a game of soldiers. IÂm quietly confident that, when the right sheikh comes along, Bill and his mates will be happy to pay the takeover costs themselves!
8 Posted 24/06/2015 at 19:36:27
9 Posted 24/06/2015 at 19:46:23
10 Posted 24/06/2015 at 21:10:09
11 Posted 25/06/2015 at 04:48:51
The implication is, of course, a buyer would want to put in his own place Â– men and management team, including possibly, taking the chair him/herself. An investor merely hands over his/her money (albeit with stipulations) but does not acquire ownership of the club nor, necessarily, any shares.
Therefore, I believe that Bill may well have been looking for "investment" 24/7 for a number of years. I am also not surprised, in the circumstances, that he hasnÂt found it!
12 Posted 25/06/2015 at 18:34:48
Given his track record of cock-ups, who in their right mind would hand over a big fat cheque to BK and let him get on with it? Yet, he obviously think someone out there will do this!
The man lives in his own little fantasy world.
13 Posted 25/06/2015 at 18:41:18
Bullshit lives on.
14 Posted 25/06/2015 at 18:47:58
Hugh ...you seem to have a grasp of these things, do you think you could have a word in BillÂs ear and show him the error of his ways?
What do you think? Worth a try?
15 Posted 25/06/2015 at 18:55:21
Like most on here, I lost any faith I had in the man after KingÂs Dock and the Kirby debacle only re-enforced my view that he was being manipulated.
The trouble is most football club owners are so shite he is, by no means, the worst of them.
16 Posted 25/06/2015 at 19:42:30
Welcome to the city of Liverpool .. HOME OF EVERTON FOOTBALL CLUB the first club of this great city .
Also the 4th most successful football club ... But being 4th most successful doesnÂt look good on a big fuckoff sign .
17 Posted 25/06/2015 at 20:24:28
18 Posted 25/06/2015 at 20:26:04
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