Everton FC shareholders urged to question board by KEIOC

23 February 2010 07:50
AROUND a hundred of Everton's shareholders were treated to a call to arms by a campaign group pledged to keeping the club in the city.

Fans with a stake in the club invited Keeping Everton in our City (KEIOC) to come and speak to them at Goodison Park following the failure of the Destination Kirkby bid.

Group secretary Colin Fitzpatrick picked over the bones of the proposed move to Kirkby before explaining their own idea of a 'Football Quarter' across Stanley Park, including a rebuilt Goodison, alongside Anfield, a new hotel complex, and backed by the city council and universities.

He said: 'Liverpool and Everton are the most famous duopoly in football. We have brought back 64 major trophies to this small patch of land across a park.

'We have spoken to the Spirit of Shankly people and they are in agreement.

'With two world class stadia, ten minutes from the city centre, this could be the capital of football.'

But it was not the details of the plan that was important, he said.

Group chairman Dave Kelly said: 'We're not saying this is the template.

'We're just saying let's have a vision like our forefathers did.

'I don't care what the vision is as long as there is one.

'At the moment we have nothing.'

Source: Liverpool_Echo