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Monday, March 31, 2008

Mirror: Kirkby move will eat into Everton transfer budget

Alan Nixon, the journalist who found infamy amongst Evertonians for suggesting Wayne Rooney should be sold (he stood to gain financially from the move as he is a shareholder in ProActive, Rooney's agency) has penned this in his latest offering:

"the word is that Everton's planned and unpopular move to Kirkby is heading for major problems and a huge bill that will bite into David Moyes's spending for years."

Some Evertonians will have realised this since the club told fans it would bring in a paltry £10million in additional revenue per year. This is providing we sell out at every home game (most of the revenue would be eaten up by loan interest, increased wages and staff bonuses). When Arsenal, a team Everton hope to battle with for a regular Champions League place, receive £3.5million in revenue per home game at the Emirates Stadium, it raises serious questions concerning the current custodian's long-term ambitions for the club.

Nixon has also ruled out a Goodison Redevelopment; "Goodison needs a facelift but that will not happen" and believes our chairman must have cringed when he heard cries of The City's all ours, f*** off to Kirkby' and 'You're not Scousers any more' at Anfield yesterday.

He is currently advocating a ground share between the two Liverpool clubs. Nixon has leaked Everton news in the past, is this such an occasion?

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