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.[LNB]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.[LNB]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.[LNB]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.[LNB]'We have spoken to the Spirit of Shankly people and they are in agreement.[LNB]'With two world class stadia, ten minutes from the city centre, this could be the capital of football.'[LNB]But it was not the details of the plan that was important, he said.[LNB]Group chairman Dave Kelly said: 'We're not saying this is the template.[LNB]'We're just saying let's have a vision like our forefathers did.[LNB]'I don't care what the vision is as long as there is one.[LNB]'At the moment we have nothing.'

Source: Liverpool_Echo