Goodison Park's famous end will be renamed the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End while the stand that faces it behind the opposite goal will be known as the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand.
Like the proposed Holy Trinity Statue for outside the stadium, the move aims to pay lasting tribute to two men who shaped the most successful period in Everton's history.
Together, Kendall and Sir Carter, both of whom sadly passed away last year, oversaw two league titles, an FA Cup win and triumph in Europe in the European Cup Winners' Cup.
Sir Philip was also an influential figure in the formation of the Premier League in 1992.
The two stands will be known by their new names for as long as the club remains at Goodison Park which is currently unknown given the ongoing planning for a new stadium or redevelopment at the existing site.
“Howard Kendall and Sir Philip Carter are two of the greatest Evertonians of all time," Chairman Bill Kenwright said: "Standing firm together through one of our lowest periods, they remained proudly united to lead us through the most successful period our great Club has ever enjoyed.
"It is this strength through togetherness that underpinned our desire to name these two stands in their honour at the same time. Two ends of Goodison, representing two of its most loved and loyal servants, facing each other and standing together once more.”
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1 Posted 12/07/2016 at 15:02:26
I, however, don't see why the Gwladys St is getting renamed as it is our iconic stand name (alright, I know it's still in there somewhere, but it has become a bit of a mouthful). I'd have renamed the Main Stand after Howard as it has such a generic name.
2 Posted 12/07/2016 at 15:42:46
3 Posted 12/07/2016 at 15:57:49
This is a good initiative but my question is why this had to wait for Mr Moshiri to take over before it happened? Wouldn't the previous shareholders stump up for the new signage?
4 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:03:18
Can't wait to take my grandson to the "Ronald Koeman enclosure" in 2050.
(Brian ) Are we REALLY going to have a stand called "Neville"?
5 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:09:02
6 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:12:07
I'd prefer an announcement that we've signed Mata.
7 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:20:44
8 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:21:03
9 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:34:31
10 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:34:49
How about our two famous FA Cup scoring winners from 1906 and 1984 and have a Sharp End....
11 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:47:57
12 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:51:34
Hey ho! Still a nice gesture though. Neville Southall should also have a stand named after him! Do we need to be posthumous in our salutations?
13 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:51:53
14 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:52:04
How else could we hope to honor the club's greatest keeper, while also forcing us to remember Phil every time it's mentioned?
15 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:54:55
Regarding Sir Phillip Carter, however, I do have an issue here. No argument that Carter was in charge during our most successful period. But, he was also guilty of declining to invest and build upon that and handed over to the red nosed hamperman, thereby heralding in a period of utter fucking misery. (I do acknowledge that our blameless exclusion from Europe played a part here, but no excuses for our utter failure to thrive domestically).
So, for me, Howard yes, Carter no, definitely not.
16 Posted 12/07/2016 at 16:56:41
17 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:00:31
18 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:02:35
19 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:04:17
20 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:16:30
21 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:20:16
22 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:23:26
23 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:38:45
Sure, he stuck with Kendall but he oversaw our massive decline in the '90s and for that I can't forgive him. He had plenty out of EFC and Sir Philip over the years is far from a legend in my eyes.
24 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:44:25
25 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:46:23
They now have The Colin Bell Stand at the City of Manchester Stadium but it's not either end.....
26 Posted 12/07/2016 at 17:56:27
Anfield has innumerable bellends and infact some, nay most of their bellends have never and will never even enter anything, let alone Anfield.
27 Posted 12/07/2016 at 18:08:06
28 Posted 12/07/2016 at 18:13:54
29 Posted 12/07/2016 at 18:19:51
I imagine Our Dear Leader is hoping Goodison will be renamed the Billy Kenwright Stadium.
31 Posted 12/07/2016 at 18:46:21
If you're going to hold a grudge against the man at least make sure you get your facts right. Carter's first spell as Everton chairman ended in 1991. He didn't return to the club until December 1998.
"he was also guilty of declining to invest and build upon that and handed over to the red nosed hamperman"
Dr David Marsh was chairman of Everton prior to Peter Johnson coming onboard.
32 Posted 12/07/2016 at 18:53:38
All it did was over-pay people to play a game we had loved for generations whilst paying more and drinking shite beer. But what about CL? What about it. That is over hyped money making machine. The title means more to me.
33 Posted 12/07/2016 at 19:09:41
34 Posted 12/07/2016 at 19:30:05
35 Posted 12/07/2016 at 19:36:06
Hope you saw my explanation of my support for Wales, not antagonism towards them!
36 Posted 12/07/2016 at 19:39:41
37 Posted 12/07/2016 at 20:21:34
38 Posted 12/07/2016 at 20:32:09
39 Posted 12/07/2016 at 20:33:50
Are they are saving the Main Stand for Bill... Nooo!
Probably a good idea to make some of the more serious points to the club. If we get a new ground, do we start renaming again?
40 Posted 12/07/2016 at 20:48:43
Although the suggestion that Bill should have a part of the ground named Billy's Bull... Pen had to be knocked back due to negative connotations.
41 Posted 12/07/2016 at 20:52:09
I seem to remember reports suggesting he didn't build a second tier because he thought it was "too good" for the fans.
42 Posted 12/07/2016 at 21:10:13
It just gets confusing to me; Upton Park/Boleyn Ground, St.James' Park/Sports Direct, St.Domingos/Everton. I only dedicate a fraction of my attention to football and reserve the rest for things that actually matter so I like to know what is what and where is where without people fiddling about.
45 Posted 12/07/2016 at 21:54:23
..sorry wrong thread!
46 Posted 12/07/2016 at 21:59:33
47 Posted 12/07/2016 at 22:29:30
Me neither, although obviously I'd be prepared to change my mind if it turns out we once had a legendary player named William Nillingforth or...something like that.
48 Posted 12/07/2016 at 22:43:25
49 Posted 12/07/2016 at 22:45:45
When we move to the new ground - not an if anymore - I hope both names will be used again. I would also like to see the Dixie Dean / Alex Young Stands.
If it were possible I would suggest the club give the fans a chance to have a seat in the new ground given a name plate to commemorate an efc family member, as they do on park benches - WE ARE THE PEOPLES CLUB afterall.
The money raised could go to the Everton in the Community Charity.
Just a thought.
50 Posted 12/07/2016 at 22:45:53
51 Posted 12/07/2016 at 22:59:58
52 Posted 12/07/2016 at 23:45:02
Surprised they didn't incorporate this call seeing as I'm sure Philip Carter would come way down in any poll to bestow this type of honour.
53 Posted 13/07/2016 at 01:21:54
Move with the times. Kendall and Carter would agree, I'm sure.
54 Posted 13/07/2016 at 04:16:54
Why does it have to be a public vote? Clubs are more distant from their historical fan bases than ever with all of the money in the game. Everton try more than most to live up to the community asset label, but they're now a £100m+ a year business - there is no getting away from that.
Also, having witnessed the level of "debate" on this and other sites down the years, how long before the "only true Evertonians should vote, and this is my criteria for that" arguments come out?
Just because I want a Mikel Madar stand doesn't make me any less of a Blue...
55 Posted 13/07/2016 at 08:02:34
56 Posted 13/07/2016 at 08:24:38
57 Posted 13/07/2016 at 09:31:11
58 Posted 13/07/2016 at 09:38:51
59 Posted 13/07/2016 at 09:48:21
61 Posted 13/07/2016 at 13:02:17
62 Posted 13/07/2016 at 13:30:53
63 Posted 13/07/2016 at 15:55:08
64 Posted 14/07/2016 at 13:06:18
Maybe we should rename the new Howard Kendall waterfront stadium? We will see....
65 Posted 14/07/2016 at 22:38:02
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