The images show the location of the new accommodation block and improved pitch for Academy fixtures that manager Roberto Martinez see as vital additions to Finch Farm.
The "recuperation block", which will provide lodging for Academy and senior players alike will be constructed as an annex to the existing building complex while the new pitch will be located immediately to the left of the driveway next to planned groundsman's facilities.
"We're building now," Martinez explains at evertonfc.com.
"All the work we're doing is for the rooms we're going to have for the players, a new recuperation and regeneration area and also a showpiece pitch.
"The seating area will be big enough for us to have games there. Regulations dictate that we need to have dugouts and some seating as well."
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1 Posted 30/03/2016 at 17:56:14
2 Posted 30/03/2016 at 17:59:43
4 Posted 30/03/2016 at 18:36:37
5 Posted 30/03/2016 at 18:41:25
6 Posted 30/03/2016 at 18:43:46
7 Posted 30/03/2016 at 18:44:58
8 Posted 30/03/2016 at 19:15:40
10 Posted 30/03/2016 at 19:30:28
Well done, Blues.
11 Posted 30/03/2016 at 19:35:17
So what if Everton don't own it? I don't own my house but I still get to live there! They may buy it back but, in the meantime, it's progress. It's not a new stadium but it's a good move. Nobody died, for goodness sake! :-)
12 Posted 30/03/2016 at 19:37:43
13 Posted 30/03/2016 at 19:48:58
Finch Farm, not Goodison Park, is where the players and coaching staff do the bulk of their work. It is already an impressive facility.
These improvements further enhance it, which can only make it an even more attractive option to young players we are seeking to join the academy, or first team targets we wish to sign.
It is an investment in the playing side of the club, for now and for the future, regardless of who the manager is and regardless of whether we own the deeds to Finch Farm or not.
So a big 'well done' to the club from me.
15 Posted 30/03/2016 at 19:55:53
So we can all head into a nice, calm, safe environment after home games... and weep loudly.
17 Posted 30/03/2016 at 20:16:44
20 Posted 30/03/2016 at 21:02:39
22 Posted 30/03/2016 at 21:37:48
Most of the high value properties in Kensington and Chelsea are leased, and the very best retailers in the country frequently conduct sale and leaseback deals to raise capital to fund the expansion of their businesses. It's a perfectly normal and rational way to support any business undertaking, including a football club.
23 Posted 30/03/2016 at 22:00:01
When we had Deulofeu on loan, did we not care cos we knew he was leaving?
Everton use it. If they bought it, there'd be no material change to anything in any of our lives.
24 Posted 30/03/2016 at 22:07:24
25 Posted 30/03/2016 at 22:10:18
Plus, now all the lawnmowers I keep hearing about can be put to good use by the academy players as part of their chores.
26 Posted 30/03/2016 at 22:26:02
27 Posted 30/03/2016 at 22:40:01
When the exodus happens next season and we don't have Lukaku's goals to cushion us from the phenomenal drop, we'll be praying for a Ranieri of sorts to work his magic on us. Stating the bleeding obvious, I know, but we are on shaky grounds (new billionaire or not)!
28 Posted 30/03/2016 at 22:41:23
30 Posted 31/03/2016 at 02:09:55
31 Posted 31/03/2016 at 02:34:11
Similar situation here with cash blown on fancy bunks in cell block H but Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob still running the one thing that matters the team
33 Posted 31/03/2016 at 03:14:29
D'ya do kids' parties too, by chance ..?
34 Posted 31/03/2016 at 08:09:49
They really should concentrate on their school work.
35 Posted 31/03/2016 at 11:41:39
36 Posted 31/03/2016 at 13:27:47
37 Posted 31/03/2016 at 13:42:47
38 Posted 31/03/2016 at 15:13:49
Peter (#22), it's more than just saving £1 million a year, it's saving £1 million a year for 50 years, at the end of which you still own nothing and have to continue to pay.
39 Posted 31/03/2016 at 15:41:23
40 Posted 31/03/2016 at 19:51:11
Our players don't need rest they need to be drilled in defending.
41 Posted 31/03/2016 at 20:00:50
The future of the club is in the quality of the facilities we have to train and develop players. We've been particularly good at development although we have the same struggle as many other clubs in getting the transition of developing players to the first team squad without weakening it.
42 Posted 31/03/2016 at 20:54:16
"Everton Football Club Announces Good News - Supporters Revolt."
43 Posted 01/04/2016 at 12:25:53
44 Posted 02/04/2016 at 11:09:55
However, we're missing the point. The fact is, first and foremost, the club already owned it's own facilities. The money they earned from selling it was a one-off payment that was originally partly earmarked for kick-starting the new stadium; that money has long gone and has left us with an additional outlay we didn't have before. I suppose we should all be thankful that Sir John Moores didn't go down the rental route in the '60s and invested enough in our previous "state-of-the-art" training facilities to allow the club to sell it (and the rest of our property assets) to survive under our previous owners... but let's not now make out that this was some great business move rather than a necessity due to poor management of the whole stadium issue, and a total reluctance to invest over many years.
Yes, improved training facilities are a good thing, but I'm not sure I'd elect to build an extension on a council house I didn't own... plus let's face it, when we had Bellefield and LFC had the wooden sheds and a few open air pitches at Melwood.... it was still them that were parading the trophies most years.
45 Posted 11/04/2016 at 15:08:34
And how about a new kit sponsor since Chang only pays ٤ million a year...
And how bout EFC owning Finch Farm. And owning their own team store?
Maybe wishful thinking... huh?
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