Everton to rename stands in honour of Kendall and Carter

12 July  61 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton have announced that the Gwladys Street and Park End stands will now bear the names of two famous club figures.

Goodison Park's famous end will be renamed the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End while the stand that faces it behind the opposite goal will be known as the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand.

Like the proposed Holy Trinity Statue for outside the stadium, the move aims to pay lasting tribute to two men who shaped the most successful period in Everton's history.

Together, Kendall and Sir Carter, both of whom sadly passed away last year, oversaw two league titles, an FA Cup win and triumph in Europe in the European Cup Winners' Cup.

Sir Philip was also an influential figure in the formation of the Premier League in 1992.

The two stands will be known by their new names for as long as the club remains at Goodison Park which is currently unknown given the ongoing planning for a new stadium or redevelopment at the existing site.

“Howard Kendall and Sir Philip Carter are two of the greatest Evertonians of all time," Chairman Bill Kenwright said: "Standing firm together through one of our lowest periods, they remained proudly united to lead us through the most successful period our great Club has ever enjoyed.

"It is this strength through togetherness that underpinned our desire to name these two stands in their honour at the same time. Two ends of Goodison, representing two of its most loved and loyal servants, facing each other and standing together once more.”  

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Craig McFarlane
1 Posted 12/07/2016 at 15:02:26
A fitting tribute, especially for Mr Kendall who served us excellently as both player and manager over the years (let's forget Mk 3 for the moment).

I, however, don't see why the Gwladys St is getting renamed as it is our iconic stand name (alright, I know it's still in there somewhere, but it has become a bit of a mouthful). I'd have renamed the Main Stand after Howard as it has such a generic name.

Brian Wilkinson
2 Posted 12/07/2016 at 15:42:46
Brilliant and long overdue, now for a Dixie Dean Main Stand and a Neville Southall Bullens Road and that will do for me.
Ray Said
3 Posted 12/07/2016 at 15:57:49
It is very good news and long overdue. Personally think it should have been named for Sir John Moores instead of Sir Philip.

This is a good initiative but my question is why this had to wait for Mr Moshiri to take over before it happened? Wouldn't the previous shareholders stump up for the new signage?

Tamhas Woods
4 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:03:18
A noble move, but I still prefer the Gwladys Street & Park End handles.

Can't wait to take my grandson to the "Ronald Koeman enclosure" in 2050.

(Brian [2]) Are we REALLY going to have a stand called "Neville"?

Jimmy Salt
5 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:09:02
Agree with Craig#1 why not rename the nameless main stand, or is that reserved.........
David Pearl
6 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:12:07
I think a fan vote should of been in order. Nice gestures on the face of it but come on. Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End. When will it ever be referred to in it's full name. An impotent thing like this needs fan input. Takes me back to the redesigning of the badge!

I'd prefer an announcement that we've signed Mata.

Paul Curwen
7 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:20:44
I reckon they are changes linked to eventual new stadium stand names...
Stephen Brown
8 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:21:03
Great idea but got to agree with Craig.
Karl Parsons
9 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:34:31
Howard Kendall Street End boys we are here.. woo ooo woo ooo!
David Price
10 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:34:49
Great move.

How about our two famous FA Cup scoring winners from 1906 and 1984 and have a Sharp End....

Roy Noon
11 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:47:57
Nothing against either Kendall or Carter, but personally I think the Gwladys Street and Park End should be left as they are. Once the gloss wears off of the newly christened stands, what next? The Chang End or the Wonga Loans Stand??? I think Kendall and Sir Phil should be commemorated some other way.
Barry Williams
12 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:51:34
Agree with a lot of the posters on here, but the Gwladys Street will still be called the Gwladys Street, The Main Stand being called the Howard Kendall Stand would have made much more sense, no compromises at all there!

Hey ho! Still a nice gesture though. Neville Southall should also have a stand named after him! Do we need to be posthumous in our salutations?
Barry Thompson
13 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:51:53
David @ 10. If we have to have a Sharp End we would also need a Gray Area.
Scott Bosworth
14 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:52:04
How else could we hope to honor the club's greatest keeper, while also forcing us to remember Phil every time it's mentioned?
Tony Draper
15 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:54:55
I entirely agree that the main stand could easily have been renamed as "The Howard Kendall Stand" and that works just fine. Plus, that's where my seat is, so I'm being selfish.

Regarding Sir Phillip Carter, however, I do have an issue here. No argument that Carter was in charge during our most successful period. But, he was also guilty of declining to invest and build upon that and handed over to the red nosed hamperman, thereby heralding in a period of utter fucking misery. (I do acknowledge that our blameless exclusion from Europe played a part here, but no excuses for our utter failure to thrive domestically).

So, for me, Howard yes, Carter no, definitely not.

Ian Burns
16 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:56:41
No doubt whatsoever these two EFC legends deserve the honour - particularly in the case of Howard - I wonder if the main stand is waiting to be named after you know who!?
Andrew Ellams
17 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:00:31
Sends a shiver down the spine Ian.
Neil Farrell
18 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:02:35
Don't wish to put a downer on it all. Both men and more deserve the recognition. However is reports are to be believed we are moving in less than 5 years. Seems a bit late, It also hampers the names for the new stands. New stadium will need to have these names transferred. Otherwise what's the point.
David Price
19 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:04:17
Barry, we could have a West Wing..
Paul Livesey
20 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:16:30
David and Barry. How about the Ball Pit....
Mick Davies
21 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:20:16
Players yes, directors, chairman etc no. It should be great players who have served the club, like Labone, Hickson, Southall, Ratcliffe, Ball etc . . what next, the Bullens Rd Ethel Arkwright tea lady stand?
Geoff Risebrow
22 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:23:26
Howard Kendall is Mr Everton and it is well deserved. Sir Philip should be commended for standing by Howard in our glory years and I would say he also deserves the recognition but at the same time there are many Everton legends who deserve honouring.
Paul Johnson
23 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:38:45
Have to agree with Tony (#15) here in that I don't agree with Carter getting a stand named after him.

Sure, he stuck with Kendall but he oversaw our massive decline in the '90s and for that I can't forgive him. He had plenty out of EFC and Sir Philip over the years is far from a legend in my eyes.

David Price
24 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:44:25
Mick, heard the medics wanted the Labone treatment room.
Ray Roche
25 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:46:23
Remember years ago Man City were going to re name some of their stands. One end of the ground was to be named after Colin Bell. The Bell End. This was at Maine Road. True.

They now have The Colin Bell Stand at the City of Manchester Stadium but it's not either end.....

Tony Draper
26 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:56:27
Ray @25
Anfield has innumerable bellends and infact some, nay most of their bellends have never and will never even enter anything, let alone Anfield.
Kieran Kinsella
27 Posted 12/07/2016 at 18:08:06
Kenwright probably wants the other stand named after him. Also not sure Carter is as worthy as Moores or various players.
Nev Renshaw
28 Posted 12/07/2016 at 18:13:54
A beautiful gesture. These gentlemen were never ever going to be forgotten anyway.
Colin Glassar
29 Posted 12/07/2016 at 18:19:51
I'm not a fan of naming stands after anyone especially as the old lady might be torn down in the not too distant future. But, if I was to name them then it would have to be; The Howard Kendal, Dixie Dean, Alan Ball and Sir John Moores stands.

I imagine Our Dear Leader is hoping Goodison will be renamed the Billy Kenwright Stadium.

John Daley
31 Posted 12/07/2016 at 18:46:21
"Sure, he stuck with Kendall but he oversaw our massive decline in the '90s and for that I can't forgive him"

If you're going to hold a grudge against the man at least make sure you get your facts right. Carter's first spell as Everton chairman ended in 1991. He didn't return to the club until December 1998.

"he was also guilty of declining to invest and build upon that and handed over to the red nosed hamperman"

Dr David Marsh was chairman of Everton prior to Peter Johnson coming onboard.

Ged Simpson
32 Posted 12/07/2016 at 18:53:38
In opening article Phil Carter was supporter of PL being set up. That worked for us... NOT. Also made England the world beaters they are. Ha!

All it did was over-pay people to play a game we had loved for generations whilst paying more and drinking shite beer. But what about CL? What about it. That is over hyped money making machine. The title means more to me.

John Hughes
33 Posted 12/07/2016 at 19:09:41
Just heard BBC north west state the Park Stand be named the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand, not the Park END stand. Do they not know the correct name,or get it wrong on purpose, or is it me!! COYB
Martin Nicholls
34 Posted 12/07/2016 at 19:30:05
David#10 - our scorer in 1906 final was Sandy (Alex) Young.
Brent Stephens
35 Posted 12/07/2016 at 19:36:06
Dave #10. To add to the Sharp End we could honour a recent member of the coaching staff and have a Round End (pointless, I know).

Hope you saw my explanation of my support for Wales, not antagonism towards them!

Mike Green
36 Posted 12/07/2016 at 19:39:41
Paul #7 - my thoughts are along the same lines as yours. It's a pretty major thing naming stands and a bit of me feels this is a big gesture for a short period of time, in the knowledge that we will be moving within the next few years. Maybe.
Rob Brady
37 Posted 12/07/2016 at 20:21:34
My opinion is that gestures of this nature should be a fans decision carried out by nominations and then an open vote, not a chairman or shareholder decision taken at a board meeting. Our club has had many heroes and people worthy of recognition on and off the field. The Gladys Street 96 End would get my vote. Or how about Remember Madeline McCann; Remember Rhys Jones stand? As much as we appreciate our board, managers and players efforts both present and past, are we not The Peoples Club? Then maybe we should remember the people, the fans in these kind of decisions. Everyone would appreciate having posters of our club legends visible around the ground and city instead.
David Price
38 Posted 12/07/2016 at 20:32:09
Cheers, Martin, he only got an assist in the end.
Alastair Donaldson
39 Posted 12/07/2016 at 20:33:50
Some great and some slightly tongue in cheek ? suggestions above, made me laugh out loud...

Are they are saving the Main Stand for Bill... Nooo!

Probably a good idea to make some of the more serious points to the club. If we get a new ground, do we start renaming again?

Patrick Murphy
40 Posted 12/07/2016 at 20:48:43
I think we had better enjoy the notion of having stands named after footballing heroes whilst it lasts because any new stadium will be bought and paid for by corporates and the like...

Although the suggestion that Bill should have a part of the ground named Billy's Bull... Pen had to be knocked back due to negative connotations.

Darren Hind
41 Posted 12/07/2016 at 20:52:09
Fitting tribute to Kendall... but Philip Carter? Isn't he the reason the Park End is single tier?

I seem to remember reports suggesting he didn't build a second tier because he thought it was "too good" for the fans.

Peter Gorman
42 Posted 12/07/2016 at 21:10:13
Not massively a fan of renaming things willy-nilly. Tributes could have waited for the new stadium that I trust they are working on day and night.

It just gets confusing to me; Upton Park/Boleyn Ground, St.James' Park/Sports Direct, St.Domingos/Everton. I only dedicate a fraction of my attention to football and reserve the rest for things that actually matter so I like to know what is what and where is where without people fiddling about.

Alastair Donaldson
45 Posted 12/07/2016 at 21:54:23
Witsel Gummidge isn't he.. I wonder if any thought / attention has been aimed towards Sigurdson (Swansea).. far superior player IMHO.. we have plenty of work horses, we need quality / an exceptional no10, not another Fellaini look alike.

..sorry wrong thread!

Tony Dove
46 Posted 12/07/2016 at 21:59:33
Although the stands will never get called by the new names to name one after Carter is just ludicrous. BK really needs to exit stage left now.
Eugene Ruane
47 Posted 12/07/2016 at 22:29:30
Peter (42) - 'Not massively a fan of renaming things willy-nilly.'

Me neither, although obviously I'd be prepared to change my mind if it turns out we once had a legendary player named William Nillingforth or...something like that.

Peter Mills
48 Posted 12/07/2016 at 22:43:25
I'm very pleased that a part of Goodison Park is to be named after Howard Kendall.
Jack Convery
49 Posted 12/07/2016 at 22:45:45
A great gesture by the club - both men are EFC legends in my eyes.

When we move to the new ground - not an if anymore - I hope both names will be used again. I would also like to see the Dixie Dean / Alex Young Stands.

If it were possible I would suggest the club give the fans a chance to have a seat in the new ground given a name plate to commemorate an efc family member, as they do on park benches - WE ARE THE PEOPLES CLUB afterall.

The money raised could go to the Everton in the Community Charity.

Just a thought.

Ray Robinson
50 Posted 12/07/2016 at 22:45:53
Gwladys Street to be known as Howards End? Brings back bad memories of a tedious book I studied for English A level 45 years ago.
Brian Wilkinson
51 Posted 12/07/2016 at 22:59:58
Nothing in the pipeline for a Neville Southall stand, such a shame, Part of the family enclosure might get called the Bills Boys pen end.
Andrew Presly
52 Posted 12/07/2016 at 23:45:02
Did anyone else received a pretty detailed questionnaire from the club recently which took about 30 mins to complete?

Surprised they didn't incorporate this call seeing as I'm sure Philip Carter would come way down in any poll to bestow this type of honour.

Mike Moore
53 Posted 13/07/2016 at 01:21:54
Got to move away from this "family culture". Howard Kendall's side of the 80s was the one I grew up with, that went hand in hand with Philip Carter's view of the club. I love them dearly for those memories; however, far better to name stands at our new dockside ground than the ruin we are in now.

Move with the times. Kendall and Carter would agree, I'm sure.
Matt Traynor
54 Posted 13/07/2016 at 04:16:54
Rob #37,
Why does it have to be a public vote? Clubs are more distant from their historical fan bases than ever with all of the money in the game. Everton try more than most to live up to the community asset label, but they're now a £100m+ a year business - there is no getting away from that.

Also, having witnessed the level of "debate" on this and other sites down the years, how long before the "only true Evertonians should vote, and this is my criteria for that" arguments come out?

Just because I want a Mikel Madar stand doesn't make me any less of a Blue...

Geoff Risebrow
55 Posted 13/07/2016 at 08:02:34
What about The Brett Angell Stand, Matt?
Ray Roche
56 Posted 13/07/2016 at 08:24:38
How about a Per Kroldrup corner flag?
Tony Dove
57 Posted 13/07/2016 at 09:31:11
How about the West stand and the Royle enclosure?
Kieran Jones
58 Posted 13/07/2016 at 09:38:51
How about the Lyons enclosure!
Paul Burns
59 Posted 13/07/2016 at 09:48:21
Philip Carter doesn't deserve this, there are far more worthy recipients such as Alan Ball, Ray Wilson, Brian Labone and others too numerous to list.
Kristian Boyce
61 Posted 13/07/2016 at 13:02:17
I understand the gesture but it seems a little half-hearted. If you are going to rename something, rename it, don't just stick extra words on it to make it long winded and fancy. When you ask a fan where they sit, I doubt any will say "the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End". It's still going to be 'Gwladys St'. In my opinion, the 'Kendall End' would sound great in its place.
John Sagar
62 Posted 13/07/2016 at 13:30:53
I for one don't actually agree with changing the stand names, it's just chipping away at the base of who Everton are! – Sorry but it's just not right.
Ray Roche
63 Posted 13/07/2016 at 15:55:08
With luck it'll only be for a couple of years until we're at the docks.
Kev Nulty
64 Posted 14/07/2016 at 13:06:18
Nice touch for two great men but I would have renamed the Bullens and the Main Stand or maybe the a couple of the bars!....

Maybe we should rename the new Howard Kendall waterfront stadium? We will see....

Brian Garside
65 Posted 14/07/2016 at 22:38:02
I dissagree with the name changes. The stand/terrace names are a part of our tradition. A Holy Trinity statue I absolutly support. To the Chairman a figurine in the lobby. Much more distinguished. Other clubs change names of terraces.

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