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Breakthrough in Stadium move?

| Wednesday, 15 March 2017  55 Comments  [Jump to last]

Liverpool Waters for Peel, development director Lindsey Ashworth is optimistic that a deal to have a state-of-the-art stadium at the Northern end of the Liverpool Waters is close to being agreed.

Mr Ashworth told the ECHO: “We're in quite healthy talks with Everton at the moment, so it's not finalised yet. But as Peel and as myself I would love to see a stadium on the waterfront.

“To have this as the anchor at one end of the waterfront, and then you go all the way down towards the ECHO arena... the waterfront would be a visual spectacle.

It is expected that a 'heads-of-terms' agreement will be signed shortly, this agreement is an initial agreement which precedes the signing of a full contract.

Original Source: Liverpool Echo  
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Chris Williams
1 Posted 15/03/2017 at 11:12:33
Yes, just read this and very encouraging. A major step forward if this happens and a better and bigger story than 'Rom wants a move to a bigger club' –Chapter 125.

How long before it appears under the tag line 'Sky Sources'?

Chris Gould
2 Posted 15/03/2017 at 11:25:14
But he did also say that the second option for the site was to have some residential buildings plus some floating restaurants and a doctors' surgery. Clearly not yet a done deal.

I'm still concerned that any stadium agreement will depend on whether it's part of The Commonwealth Games bid.

John Raftery
3 Posted 15/03/2017 at 11:26:45
It sounds like the deal is 99.99999% done. Oh hell!
James Watts
4 Posted 15/03/2017 at 11:33:50
Made me chuckle there, John (#3). And we can look forward to Farhad texting his mate Jim with "Don't worry, it's our stadium and we have a great relationship with Peel" just after...
Peter Laing
5 Posted 15/03/2017 at 11:49:29
In Farhad I trust – the man has a clear vision for what Everton need and the stadium is the catalyst for achieving the objective of breaking into the top six.
Daniel Lim
6 Posted 15/03/2017 at 11:49:31
John @3

I think there were only four 9s after the decimal point, if you are referring to Raiola.

Dermot Byrne
7 Posted 15/03/2017 at 11:56:30
The whole north project – the biggest investment in Liverpool ever probably.

Peel are keen (and they do not jump the gun with statements). We are keen. The Council are keen.

RS adding 500 seats to comply with access rules. Seems a reason to be cheerful.

Dermot Byrne
8 Posted 15/03/2017 at 11:58:54^

Fingers down throat!

Dermot Byrne
9 Posted 15/03/2017 at 12:19:02
Lol Keith
Mike Berry
10 Posted 15/03/2017 at 12:22:16
Pitch your tent there now, lads – it's happening, never had any doubts.
Harry Wallace
11 Posted 15/03/2017 at 12:34:54
If I hear another "very close", I will scream – lol!
Jim Burns
12 Posted 15/03/2017 at 13:06:13
Interesting timing given the news about Lukaku yesterday. A lot of 'would be's; 'should be's and 'could be's in there. Fingers, and everything else, crossed.

If Rom goes – cash flow looking good.

Brent Stephens
13 Posted 15/03/2017 at 13:27:50
Peter #5 "In Farhad I trust".

Acronym: IF IT (happens).

Gordon Crawford
14 Posted 15/03/2017 at 13:40:03
I posted this last night: On another note, Mayor Joe says on his twitter "our new stadium is beyond our imagination," " And "that its happening." So hopefully this is true.
Liam Reilly
15 Posted 15/03/2017 at 14:04:43
Just a pity this is only in the Rumour Mill section – sigh!.

Too many false dawns so hard to get exited until something is signed.

John Malone
16 Posted 15/03/2017 at 15:22:14
What a surprise! Positive news the day after Lukaku declines his contract!

The Moshiri spin doctors are in full affect again!

John Francis
17 Posted 15/03/2017 at 15:26:02
Bad news quickly followed by good news. It's getting very predictable.

Having said that, I can take this kind of good news all day long. Let's wipe the grins off the RedShites faces once and for all. C'mon Farhhad, show us the plans and give us the virtual tour. COYB

Bill Gall
18 Posted 15/03/2017 at 15:39:32
Sorry, I'm not going to get exited until it is signed sealed and delivered.

We have just gone through the last 7/8 days with the belief that it was a 99.9999% certainty Lukaku was going to sign, then got kicked in the nuts.

Lee Whitehead
19 Posted 15/03/2017 at 16:36:55
John (#18),

What's the bad news?

David Israel
20 Posted 15/03/2017 at 18:55:11
In Keith (#20) I trust!
Brian Wilkinson
21 Posted 15/03/2017 at 19:11:44
Announce it a couple of days before the Merseyside derby.
Colin Glassar
22 Posted 15/03/2017 at 19:21:53
Got into a barny last night on twitter with one of our loveable neighbours who got so upset with me that he ended up threatening to burn down our new manor on the Mersey. Lovely lot, them.
Peter Lee
23 Posted 15/03/2017 at 19:33:57
This is the worst/cheapest site in the redundant north docks. The idea of floating restaurants and a doctors' surgery (serving which community?) cheek by jowl with one of the biggest sewage treatment plants in the UK is not credible.

Peel should be letting us have this for a song. I'd suggest "half a sixpence".

It does stink down there at times. We will take massive stick from the visiting fans and I can't see too many corporates enjoying the unique "atmosphere".

Mike Berry
24 Posted 15/03/2017 at 19:52:36
Lord of mercy... we certainly have some participants for "rent a funeral" posting on here!

Lighten up and believe – we have never had it so good.

Mark Morrissey
25 Posted 15/03/2017 at 19:54:25
All dependant on the Commonwealth Games bid. Get it, and the shovel will be in the ground.
Trevor Peers
26 Posted 15/03/2017 at 19:58:00
Just looking at Google Maps, Peter, if that large industrial site right next to the dock is a sewerage plant, I take your point about it being a bit smelly down there. Surely that has to be a problem?
Alan McGuffog
27 Posted 15/03/2017 at 19:59:09
Peter, may one assume you would prefer Gillmoss? Sewage farm close by there as well... not going to smell like Joan Collins's undies drawer!
Garry Corgan
28 Posted 15/03/2017 at 20:07:19
This is Everton. We could build the stadium, set a moving date, cut the rope and still fuck it up. I won't get my hopes up until the first kick-off!
Dermot Byrne
29 Posted 15/03/2017 at 20:14:47
Risk the hope, Garry.
Charlie Lloyd
30 Posted 15/03/2017 at 20:43:07
Fully understand the sceptics on here regarding the timing.

Got to keep believing though.

Charles Mills
31 Posted 15/03/2017 at 20:46:34

My old mate. We are going to the Docks.


Alan McGuffog
32 Posted 15/03/2017 at 21:30:19
Charles. I now believe.

Till Hell freezes or you say different!

Very best wishes.
John Francis
33 Posted 15/03/2017 at 21:57:30
If any club should be used to the smell of shit coming from their neighbours, it's Everton. Well used to it; bring it on!
Nicholas Ryan
34 Posted 15/03/2017 at 22:21:00
If it's going to be full of shit, might as well call it Mino Raiola Park; he can perform the opening ceremony, when it's 99.9999% built!
Dick Fearon
35 Posted 15/03/2017 at 23:49:33
The yet to be formed 'Friends of Bramley Moore' will no doubt have something to say.
Gordon Crawford
36 Posted 16/03/2017 at 00:59:50
Don't know the area, but if it's beside a sewage plant, then fantastic!! Not. Great a lovely new ground with its own unique smell. Only Everton could possible do something as stupid as this. But here's hoping for the best.
Gary Russell
37 Posted 16/03/2017 at 02:24:57
Not sure the underwear of said 83 year old 'actress' would be at all fragrant Alan.

Charlie, when I saw sceptic I thought of septic tank. Must be all this talk of sewage

Bob Parrington
38 Posted 16/03/2017 at 07:51:52
This sounds raoli good!
Roberto Birquet
39 Posted 16/03/2017 at 09:15:50
There is a law in journalism: If the headline has a question mark, the answer is No.Let's hope the choice of headline is wrong and nothing else.

As for the construction. The landlevel at the riverside in Liverpool is very low. Climate change is pushing water levels higher. What safeguards are going to be in place for this? Either by Everton and its contractors, or more especially, the city authorities?

Gordon Crawford
40 Posted 16/03/2017 at 11:29:59
That's a good point Roberto. Scary thought also.
Peter Lee
41 Posted 16/03/2017 at 13:00:31
Alan, someone said that if you ASSUME you make an ASS out of U and ME. Geddit? So no you can't assume I'd prefer Gillmoss.

If it has to be the docks then the site next to the Waterloo Dock complex is the best for me. It is currently a large flat area occupied by a "drive-in movie". It is nearer to the city centre and a wider range of transport links.

I have said previously that my preference in the more northerly area would be the playing fields bounded by Stanley, Lambeth and Vauxhall Roads. This is, I believe, owned by the city and the only bit of land where the council could do more than offer fair words.

We could swap them the land on which Goodison stands for new pitches for the amateur game, a fitting use for Goodison I would argue. Additionally, the building of a stadium in that location would do far more to regenerate Kirkdale than a stadium on the docks, enhancing Peel's portfolio, ever would.

I've said before that the transport links are significantly better too.

Alan McGuffog
42 Posted 16/03/2017 at 16:46:57
Roberto .we win the league and they ban Tony Kay. We win the league and then Panathinaikos and the RS do us in the same week. We are on the verge of Wembley and Clive Thomas steps in. We are on the verge of taking Europe by storm and then Heysel.

We are on the verge of an iconic new stadium and the sea level rises and drowns us all. This is what it means to be a bluenose!

Julian Wait
43 Posted 16/03/2017 at 18:46:25
Remember when the RS were 99.9999% to win the PL?
Peter Howard
44 Posted 16/03/2017 at 21:51:34

Don't worry about rising water levels- EFC has been drifting for years.

Phil Bellis
45 Posted 16/03/2017 at 21:56:59
Alan... and both World Wars... Nev's ankle..?
Colin Glassar
46 Posted 17/03/2017 at 11:14:52
Alan, Peter, in other words We are doomed!!!
Brent Stephens
47 Posted 17/03/2017 at 11:27:24
Roberto (#39), "Climate change is pushing water levels higher. What safeguards are going to be in place for this?"

Trump has it all in hand.

Dave Roberts
48 Posted 17/03/2017 at 16:25:23
Liverpool is famous for its Landing Stage. The new EFC stadium will incorporate the same principle. It will effectively be a floating stadium that will follow the tide and, in the longer term, the results of global warming. I heard that from the fish's mouth so it must be true.

Somebody needs to tell Lukaku that is how ambitious Everton are. We are determined to survive the forthcoming Global disaster. We will still be playing footy when Anfield is hosting water-polo watched by 237 people perched on the top of their new carbuncle of a stand.

We've got it covered.

Mick Davies
49 Posted 17/03/2017 at 21:00:52
Reliability rating: 3/5 or 60%. Rom's deal: 99.9999%... you do the maths.
Colin Glassar
50 Posted 17/03/2017 at 21:11:06
Dave, if it floats does that mean we might get seasick? Even better, could we play on different parts of the river?

On another note, someone tweeted earlier that we've already paid (or agreed a fee) for the land. I can't remember who it was though.

Bob Parrington
51 Posted 19/03/2017 at 08:29:45
Hi Dave, I didn't realise that you spoke with Bert "Troutman" about this. Paul Salmon also knows a bit about this subject. Together they have a whale of a time. Down here we have a fish called a "King George Whiting". Now there's a guy that knew a lot about climate change (well, so it is rumoured). Good O'l Kingy.

Enjoyed the humour!! :)

Gary Hughes
52 Posted 19/03/2017 at 16:08:22
Looks like an announcement on Thursday, according to Joe Anderson's twitter account.
Robin Bateman
53 Posted 19/03/2017 at 19:30:02
Mayor hints at imminent Everton FC stadium announcement:

Gordon Crawford
54 Posted 20/03/2017 at 00:30:48
Thursday it is then folks. I've been longing for this day for years. I hope it's not a damp squib, seriously I hope it not.
Peter Gorman
55 Posted 20/03/2017 at 02:56:51
Would rather have a flying stadium than a floating one. That way we could float about the country menacing the peasants with our shadow.

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