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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Desperation - Kirkby


Keith Wyness has sent the following email to Evertonians, asking for support for the proposed move to Kirkby....

February 6, 2008.

Dear Supporter,

The next few weeks will, undoubtedly, represent some of the most crucial and significant in our great Club’s long history.

As David Moyes and his players continue their collective attempt to ensure a season of excellence is graced with a tangible end product, we have reached a critical phase of the "Destination Kirkby" project which, if successful, will see us relocate to a new home just five miles from Goodison Park in Knowsley.

On April 18, Knowsley Borough Council will decide whether or not to rubber-stamp our recently-submitted planning application.

I am aware that many people believe that this is a done deal and that the Council’s approval is now a foregone conclusion; it is not.

We believe that moving to Kirkby represents the very best possible deal as we seek to restore Everton to a position of due prominence within English and European football.

Over the past few months we have been working hard to ensure that the people of Kirkby are aware that should we relocate, we will not only prove to be a "good neighbour" but that we will also fully integrate with the local community AND bring with us a wide range of ground-breaking initiatives and schemes.

Although we recently won a mandate from our supporters to continue negotiations about the possibility of relocation, we do still need the help and support of those who back the Clubs Board of Directors.

If you live in Knowsley and support the proposed new stadium please consider writing to Knowsley Borough Council to express that support become an ambassador for Everton Football Club.

Write to: Knowsley Borough Council, Development Control, Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, L36 9SB.

Yours sincerely,

Keith Wyness

CEO
Everton Football Club

Moments later, the following arrived in our inboxes....

February 6, 2008.

Dear Supporter,

Knowsley Borough Council will not now decide on the Club's planning application for the proposed new stadium in Kirkby until May.

Yours sincerely,

Keith Wyness

CEO
Everton Football Club

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