AGM set for early January

Saturday 10 December 2016  19 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton's Annual General Meeting of shareholders will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 4th January 2017 at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall.

The meeting will be preceded by publication of the club's Annual Report and Accounts for 2015-16 which are expected to be released any day now.

It will be the first AGM since Farhad Moshiri purchased his 49.9% stake in Everton last February.


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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 10/12/2016 at 07:36:40
Should be interesting and, hopefully, enlightening. Is it true we are now debt free for example?
Kunal Desai
2 Posted 10/12/2016 at 08:12:51
I'd like to know what tangible progression has there been on the stadium front, this has all gone quiet yet again.
Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 10/12/2016 at 08:53:33
Good timing in the New Year and winter nights, and before the transfer window has hardly began...

Yes, I'm sceptical – and always will be while the world's greatest Evertonian is still connected to the club.

Brian Williams
4 Posted 10/12/2016 at 10:11:54
Yes, Colin, it IS true that we are debt free. The club's debts were paid off by Farhad Moshiri.

Cue the haters, doubters, conspiracy theorists, former alien abductees, and those just wanting to have a go at the club over this because things are quiet for the next hour or two until kickoff.


Don Alexander
5 Posted 10/12/2016 at 10:39:23
Even non-accountants can be forgiven for viewing the typical Kenwright AGM in the way Churchill viewed Russia in 1939; "A riddle wrapped in an mystery inside an enigma."

His next sentence though also really resonates regarding BPB; "The key is (Russian) Kenwright self interest."

Like Dave Abrahams and more than a few others, I have little actual evidence to prove my distrust of Kenwright but the club have been a model of unaccountability whilst he's been in the boardroom and have turned on their own fans more than once in AGMs they've deigned to actually hold. It never did inspire confidence and it sure as hell killed hope.

As a model to achieve success and swell support, it surely cannot be something that Mr Moshiri applauds... can it?

John Parker
7 Posted 10/12/2016 at 14:12:42
Nothing will happen.
Gary Ashworth
8 Posted 10/12/2016 at 15:44:26
I think this AGM is important in terms of setting direction and targets. I'm writing this on the back of the loss to Watford. We can make all the excuses in the world, but the harsh truth is the current squad is (once again) underperforming and not good enough. Let's be honest, had it not been for Fellaini's challenge, we would have lost to Man Utd too.

That's not to say their individual abilities are in question, but I feel their team spirit and mentality are not where they should be. I've noticed there's no leadership – Koeman seems to stay quiet on the sidelines these days, as though he can't believe what he's seeing. There's no leadership on the pitch, the entire squad seems to have resigned themselves to playing poorly and anything else is a bonus.

In my mind, there's something toxic going on at the club. Since the Martinez era, we've changed manager, coaching staff, brought in a Director of Football and gained a new billionaire owner... the only remaining element are the majority of the squad. Regular Martinez starters are barely coming off the bench under Koeman. This must be creating tension in the dressing room.

I never understood why we paid 㾻m for McCarthy, but he had a role under Martinez. Yet, since Koeman brought in Gueye, we now see what we were missing and he makes McCarthy look mediocre.

Howard's departure has left a huge vacuum and neither of our current goalkeepers are doing the job for me. Stekelenburg is the better choice ahead of Robles, but someone like Joe Hart would have been an almost like-for-like replacement.

Last season, I felt Funes Mori was a perfect replacement for Stones; this season he is not so confident on the ball, sloppy passing and no aerial threat whatsoever from corners. The link between fullbacks and wingers is broken, it used to be fluid, now it's sloppy.

Williams was a brilliant recruit, but he seems to have lost his bite. Bolasie was not worth 㿅M – albeit he is a great and exciting player – he's is way too frustratingly inconsistent and unpredictable to be valued at 㿅M... we couldn't sell him for that price. I'm just glad we didn't waste 㿊M+ on Sissoko.

Valencia coming in on loan was a bizarre move, especially as we have a few young strikers. So what does Koeman plan to do in January?

The problem the club faces is the same problem we faced in the summer. How can we attract the quality Koeman wants, when we are dropping down the table? Rumours about Depay suggest Roma are interested too – which club is most likely to secure a place in Europe next season and therefore be more attractive? Koeman likes Rooney and so do I, but he won't leave Man Utd in a January window.

I think our current form is making it almost impossible for Koeman to entice the type of players he wants. So why not bleed the U23s into the team. There's something wrong with the current starting XI, but the U23s seem to be going from strength to strength.

Nothing is ever easy and Rome wasn't built in a day, but something needs to change. It seems to be the Everton way: have a good month or so and then back to underachieving. If it means we sell the entire squad, then so be it.

My worry is Everton can play so bad for extended periods of time, that we could become another Newcastle, Aston Villa et al and see ourselves in the Championship. Based on recent seasons and current form, we are closer to finishing in the bottom three than we are finishing in the top four.

Paul English
10 Posted 10/12/2016 at 17:17:34
We're a dire club... No more, no less!!!
Danny Broderick
11 Posted 10/12/2016 at 19:09:29
There are rumours that the AGM was held back until there was positive news regarding the stadium. Fingers crossed.
Patrick Murphy
12 Posted 10/12/2016 at 19:12:05
Danny (11) I hope you are right, however, I would have been more impressed if the AGM had have been pencilled in for February the 4th, after the transfer window had closed – but I'm very cynical when it comes to Everton's board.
Dave Abrahams
13 Posted 10/12/2016 at 19:46:52
I remember the AGM after Martinez's first season when things looked rosy.

A young man got up to ask a question; Kenwright asked who he was, the fella told him then Kenwright asked him if he was a shareholder or a proxy voter, the fella told him he was a proxy voter, 'Oh a proxy voter' Billy Boy replied with a sneer in his voice and on his face.

I wanted to scream out that the man was an Evertonian who had probably put more into the club than he had ever taken out, unlike Kenwright who, now, has made £Millions out of Everton and look at the state we are in.

At the time, it was felt prudent not to upset the AGM meeting in case the Fraud stopped them again. He was in his element because of the good season we had had.

Let's see how he talks himself out of the current mess the club is in... that's if he turns up; I hope the illness he had last year doesn't return.

Alan Bodell
15 Posted 10/12/2016 at 20:09:54
I've had my share for 20 years and just asked Blakstone Sington to sell mine. I had a lot of queue jumped tickets as I've been overseas and could get the stubs. I lost 50% of the value from purchase but now I live here, I can get to the games without the share benefit.

I hope the board doesn't get roasted just yet, we have the money now and just need the players, which are not easy to find quickly, so I'll give it till the end of this season and see.

Richard Reeves
16 Posted 10/12/2016 at 20:41:37
Dave, constipation can be a re-occurring illness, hence the bloated look.
Anthony Murphy
17 Posted 10/12/2016 at 21:02:48
Surely they'll announce details about the stadium? Not holding my breath at all, but anything less than something you could describe as 'a concrete plan' will be a huge disappointment. If it's just more noises about working closely with the council and how much of a priority it is, I'll be very, very cross...

Over to you, Moshiri.

Harry Wallace
18 Posted 11/12/2016 at 08:39:43
I wonder who will lead the presentation?
Dave Abrahams
19 Posted 11/12/2016 at 08:54:22
Richard (#16), he must have been constipated for the last 20 years!!!!
Peter Murray
20 Posted 12/12/2016 at 14:36:34
Excuse my total ignorance but is this years AGM at The Phil – open to "just" supporters or do you have to be a shareholder or a proxy voter? I'm clueless re this??

Any info would be just great.


Clive Rogers
21 Posted 12/12/2016 at 14:41:55
Kenwright should be sacked as chairman after the shambolic state he has left the club in while becoming a rich man out of Everton after never putting a penny in.
Michael Kenrick
22 Posted 12/12/2016 at 17:34:23
Peter (#20) – I'm sure it's not open to "supporters" – it's strictly shareholders, by invitation only. Each shareholder will receive that invitation, together with their copy of the Annual Report and Accounts, in the post during the next week or so.

Along with that comes a proxy form. Allowing the shareholder to nominate someone to go in their stead. This is the dreaded proxy voter that gets the withering stare and snide put-down from our esteemed Chairman.

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