Vote now open for new Fans' Forum members

Monday, 13 June, 2022 11comments  |  Jump to last
The vote is now open on the Official Everton website to elect new members to the Everton Fans' Forum.

Anyone with an Everton supporter number is eligible to vote and can choose the three candidates they would like to see join the Forum from a shortlist of nine.

To read the profiles of each of the candidates and cast your vote, click here .

The three candidates who receive the highest number of votes will be invited to join the Forum and will begin attending monthly meetings from June, replacing three outgoing Forum members whose tenures have come to an end.

The voting period will run from today (Monday 13 June) until 11:59 pm BST on Thursday 23 June, with an announcement of the three successful candidates to be made on the official website in the following days.  

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Michael Kenrick
1 Posted 13/06/2022 at 17:18:02
Huh with the advent of the Fans Advisory Board, I would have thought that might be the end of the Fans' Forum... but No!

It's all explained on the official website. Must keep up!

Andy Duff
2 Posted 13/06/2022 at 20:36:34
I'm one of the candidates in this year's election. I think the Fans Forum is on occasion misunderstood and maligned unfairly.

One of the things I'm hoping to try and change if elected is to get their reach out and have more fans interact with the forum without the "them and us" feelings some fans have.

Barry Rathbone
3 Posted 13/06/2022 at 21:07:37
I think the Billy Connoly view of MPs applies to these things ie anyone wanting to be an MP should be banned from standing. Ditto fans looking to influence club policy.

Pull names out of a hat if tokenism needs indulging

Andy Duff
4 Posted 13/06/2022 at 22:15:11
Interesting take. I don't want to influence club policy personally but get fans views across. I've sat for years moaning and thought why not be a part and try help fix things.

It's like the other argument about politics. If you don't vote don't moan about who is elected as you chose not to use your voice. I'm hoping if elected I can help communication having sat for years doing nothing

Danny O’Neill
5 Posted 13/06/2022 at 22:21:45
I'll be honest, I didn't know this existed. But then I don't really go on the official site that much. I use the mobile App to buy tickets but thats mostly it.

I'm kind of confused what this will do that is different to the Fans Advisory Board. Any clues?

Andy Duff
6 Posted 13/06/2022 at 22:57:29
The FAB is new. The forum has been around for years and is supposed to help with projects on behalf of the fans and at a their voice. The FAB acts as a voice of fans to the board and its made up of different members including forum members. The two links show you the difference. I was interviewed by the existing forum before being selected for the this week's vote

https://www.goodisonnews.com/2022/05/09/everton-create-fan-advisory-board-with-11-new-positions-on-club-board/

https://www.evertonfc.com/news/2644995/vote-now-open-to-elect-new-everton-fans-forum-members

Steavey Buckley
7 Posted 18/06/2022 at 14:50:45
The majority of Everton fans opinions are what really matter to Everton FC. Many of those fans opinions are expressed here on Everton ToffeeWeb.
Jerome Shields
8 Posted 24/06/2022 at 09:11:28
Andy#6

Good luck.

Brent Stephens
9 Posted 24/06/2022 at 09:54:22
Andy #4 excellent response.
Dave Abrahams
10 Posted 24/06/2022 at 09:56:59
Yes good luck Andy, you are trying to join the Forum with the best of intentions, it seems to me, of getting the club to listen to your/our views but I don’t think this present Board are interested in what we want for the club but are very interested in looking after themselves, still I hope you succeed it seems to me you will be doing your best for the good of Everton FC and us fans.
Danny O’Neill
11 Posted 24/06/2022 at 10:01:55
Good on you Andy and thanks for the clarification. Best wishes. Not that I'm already trying a coup, or have delusions of grandeur, but what is the process for being put forward as a candidate?

Like you say, I don't think it's about changing policy, more making sure that through the different forums and FAB, the club hears the supporters voice. That itself could indirectly influence policy, but I know what you mean.


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