Everton’s non-stadium announcement at the AGM was that we can’t name our partners in the project nor can we tell you where we intend to build it or fund it. I asked the chairman to name the partners…he refused.
Upon leaving the AGM, the principal partner was announced in the Guardian and the Telegraph as Liverpool City Council and the site was named as Walton Hall Park. Robert Elstone told the shareholders nothing and then everything is revealed by what appeared to be a club sanctioned press release.
Then the Council announces that it cannot fund a new the stadium and then the coup de grace is delivered in a now pulled Echo article that Everton must find the sum of 30 million for their new project. Sounds familiar.
No official announcement yet, but confidentially agreements are in place and information is being strictly controlled. If only that well placed source hadn’t revealed the £30 million funding shortfall.
I have no idea what’s going on at the club.
Liverpool are redeveloping Anfield under the guidance of their new American owners the Fenway Sports group. These confused moves by the club are designed in part to stop us all asking why Goodison can’t be redeveloped.
What is known is that Terry Leahy is still involved and Chris Potts is still involved as advisors from the Destination Kirkby project.
The proposal could be Destination Kirkby in Liverpool with Kings Dock funding problems and the announcement is yet to be made. It’s not looking very promising.