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Can I implore all Evertonians unhappy with the current status quo at Goodison to join "The Peoples Group" both on Twitter and Facebook.

The aim for those who are not aware is to lobby national media journalists to press them to thoroughly investigate the EFC board and expose their incompetence for all to see. Your support is appreciated.

ps: Send as many tweets to journalists as you can... the more they get, the more notice they will take.

Grant Smith, Wirral     Posted 07/07/2011 at 09:34:25

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Dave Lynch
1   Posted 07/07/2011 at 15:07:13

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That's if they're not too busy phone-hacking.
Chris Bannantyne
2   Posted 07/07/2011 at 17:55:31

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Haha, spot on Dave.
Joe McMahon
3   Posted 07/07/2011 at 20:02:38

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Guys, TalkSport tonight driving home were on about the big seven ? if Sunderland finish 7th next season.
Simon Harris
4   Posted 07/07/2011 at 21:33:46

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Just read the article linked on the fb page, quite ironic that the first journo to report on Evertonians increasing frustrations is Chris 'redshite' Bascombe who writes for the NotW...

I hope these anti-Kenwright movements keep growing and gather pace to finally put some pressure on old melon head.
Eric Myles
5   Posted 08/07/2011 at 02:37:13

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This reminds me of the Monty Python sketch from Life of Brian with the several different 'People's Groups' all fighting for the same thing and acheiving nothing because they're so splintered and keep fighting among themselves instead of the common enemy.

We already have KEIOC, thepeoplesstadium or whatever it's going to be called (if it still exists), Everton4Change and now 'The People's Group".

I'm going to start one called "The people 4 change but only if the stadium is in our city group" ... Who's with me???

Matt Traynor
6   Posted 08/07/2011 at 04:24:29

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Eric Myles - "Splitter!"

Simon #4, Bascombe's out of a job from next week.
Alan Williams
7   Posted 08/07/2011 at 08:22:10

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Great, let?s lobby the entire journalistic population and tell them just how much money we don?t have because we don?t have a rich benefactor!! Please people sometimes I just wonder how intelligent some posters really are, this is not a school yard.

Eric, excellent analogy and very true and funny so using that term to Grant? piss off big nose!! COYB

Simon Harris
8   Posted 08/07/2011 at 09:13:10

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Matt, hence the irony.
Matt Traynor
9   Posted 08/07/2011 at 11:32:25

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Sorry Simon, am on the other side of the world so a little behind UK developments. A lot of countries in Asia have anything but a free press, but sometimes I look at the UK model of press freedom and really do wonder...

Back to the original point, I'm used to us getting no coverage in the media out here as it's the moneyed clubs that get it all. I challenged a presenter out here (for a News International affiliate) and he claimed it's because "90% of the correspondence from fans is about Man U, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool". I asked him if it had anything to do with 90% of their games selected being those teams, or 90% of the talk on their numerous shows being about those teams, or even most of the former players-turned pundits they use being from those teams...

The way Man City have now gatecrashed this party, but not at the expense of Liverpool, shows how the whole thing is gerrymandered by the Murdoch press.

But I think people old enough to recall should think back to the pre-Prem days. Even when Man U were regularly out of everything by January, they and Liverpool still dominated the media.

Creating pressure groups, or tweeting journalists is all well and good, but you have to be realistic that they are working to an agenda - to increase the value of the product. Chelsea were not a globally recognised team before Abramovich, but they are now because of Sky. Man City for the same reason. The catch 22 is to get that profile you need to achieve, and sustain "success" - and as we all would (some reluctantly) admit, for us that would require money we simply don't have.
Richard Parker
10   Posted 08/07/2011 at 08:32:48

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Sorry Eric, I just joined the 'People of Everton for the change of chairman and for not moving out of Liverpool city".
Grant Smith
11   Posted 08/07/2011 at 14:25:26

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An article to be published this week in the NOTW (hughlighted elsewhere on this forum) is a great start in bringing greater pressure to bear on the board who have so disgracefully ran OUR club over the last decade.
Gavin Ramejkis
12   Posted 08/07/2011 at 14:33:10

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As humourous as Eric is, that's the trouble with groups in general and definitely at Everton; disjointed and often creating friction between themselves rather than their original targets.

Everton have far too many sheeple supporting them that buy into BK's Boys Pen bollocks or relegation as only other option should he or DM go. Change will only ever guarantee one thing and that's change... either way, it's inevitable as change happens; forward planning to ease through changes reduces that risk but will never eradicate it.

Until the sheeple join in or are outnumbered by opposition, and that opposition is joined in a single goal, it'll never even start never mind succeed. I'm very much pro change as I love this club but can see the car crash looming on the horizon and the bugger at the wheel is clueless and blind to it.
Shaun Brennan
13   Posted 08/07/2011 at 15:13:17

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I'm in the Popular People's Front of Gwladys Street.

Which has a majority of one so far.

What was that Ceasar said... "If all the tribes of Gaul could unite..."
Grant Smith
14   Posted 08/07/2011 at 16:49:54

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Agreed that the numerous factions need to unite ? the most important thing that can happen. However, the fact that there are so many proves a lot in itself... but I agree: KEIOC, The Peoples Group and whoever else need to meet, agree an agenda, agree on sensible action that balances direct action with maintaining support for the boys on the park.

Has anyone seen Dave Prentice's response from pressure on the Echo website?

Andy Callan
15   Posted 08/07/2011 at 17:42:41

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If we want them to notice our unhappiness, we need to either boycott the game, stop buying season / game tickets, or by letting them know with protests at the game.

I don't think joining groups on Fuckbook or Twatter will help at all, mate.

In fact, that's what they want us to do...
Alan Ross
16   Posted 08/07/2011 at 18:59:00

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Join The People's Front of Urea.
More of a piss take.
Paul Gladwell
17   Posted 09/07/2011 at 09:46:43

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A little shocked with the letters in the Pink Echo today, actually letting Blues voice their anger at the Echo and also mentioning the ban the club had on the paper...

Maybe some things maybe changing as, not too long ago, they would never have allowed such letters to be printed.

Danny Broderick
18   Posted 09/07/2011 at 11:29:14

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I've just joined the People's Group on facebook. 576th to do so in 2 days. Not bad going so far. They are trying to get a few thousand so any points they put to the media will hold sway. Why not do it? It won't cost you anything...
Grant Smith
19   Posted 11/07/2011 at 08:57:37

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Over a 1000 on facebook and twitter now and several journalists onboard .....

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