Bramley-Moore Dock Drone Flyers League!

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Anybody entering 'Everton Stadium' can view latest drone film of building progress at Bramley-Moore Dock. So, here are the latest viewing figures at 15.30 hours today.

  1. Official Everton FC           65 000+
  2. Mister Drone                    31 000+
  3. Paul Frost                         10 000+
  4. CP Overview                      4 200+
  5. SS Skies                              2 400+
  6. Stadium Construction     1 200+
  7. Above Us Only Sky              998
  8. The Droning Of Life             745

nb: YouTube goes to counting only complete hundreds above 1000 views.

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Ian Jones
1 Posted 02/11/2023 at 17:51:44

I'll take a look at some of the footage and not just the Official Everton FC.

You never know what extras you might see that have been added to the official footage and that don't exist in reality. :)

Brian Williams
2 Posted 02/11/2023 at 18:45:35
Will Mabon
3 Posted 02/11/2023 at 18:59:55
See how easy it is for the big clubs with money.
Paul Hughes
4 Posted 03/11/2023 at 07:45:18
I'm a regular Mister Drone watcher, he does bi-weekly updates in a relaxed style (in my opinion). And has a super-duper zoom on his camera that lets you see the detail of what is going on.
Clearly, though he doesn't have the access of the official view.
Trevor Powell
5 Posted 03/11/2023 at 13:33:27
I always look for the Mister Drone episodes!
Paul Hughes
6 Posted 03/11/2023 at 15:48:50
Latest official video just released.
Danny O’Neill
7 Posted 03/11/2023 at 16:52:50
Paul, she is looking magnificent and a fitting successor to Goodison.

I will make a point of walking past tomorrow.

I have to admit, when I saw that shot of Goodison from Bramley-Moore Dock, it made me emotional. I've said before, I know it's what we need to do and have needed to do for decades.

It doesn't make it easier though and come the day, it's going to be hard to walk away.

Brent Stephens
8 Posted 03/11/2023 at 16:54:41
I like the reference to it as "The Fourth Grace". I reckon we should always use that tag when referring to the new stadium – if it became common parlance on Merseyside, it would get up the noses of that other lot no end.

It's looking great – though "you never know what extras you might see that have been added to the official footage and that don't exist in reality." Dear, dear.

Brian Williams
9 Posted 03/11/2023 at 17:47:46
Danny, the stadium looks even better from the Wirral side of the river as there's no wall blocking the view and it looks as thought it's inches from the river.

If the powers that be read this and would want a view from the river on the site, as it were, I'd gladly email them a few.

Christine Foster
10 Posted 04/11/2023 at 07:28:46
My sister, a red, lives in New Brighton and sees the stadium from her home daily, now hates her walk along the prom as she says the view is ruined. She is totally brassed off, it's forever ruined her view — brilliantly funny. Makes me laugh every time.

Her sons are all fanatic blues and they never let her off the hook. For me, I can't wait to get home and walk down Boundary Street to Bramley-Moore Dock. Pride.

Jim Lloyd
11 Posted 04/11/2023 at 08:05:20
I go over fairly regularly on the bus through the Mersey Tunnel to Liscard, round the charity shops and a cuppa in Wetherspoons, then walk down to the Prom for a walk to New Brighton. There's a bench at the bottom and it's right opposite the 4th Grace (I love that! Well done, the Echo)

I've seen it from when the dredger was coming from Liverpool Bay and pumping sand as the base for our ground into the dock (after they took the dolphins and fish out!). Then seeing the big machines that pounded the foundations in, seeing it rising on the waterfront.

There's a bonus un all – all the way until the roof went on, you could see our spiritual home where Everton Village once stood and St George's Church at the top of the Hill, where nearly a hundred and fifty of the lads of Everton Village and round about formed St Domingo's. That area's just in view above our new ground.

And our Fourth Grace stands out on the waterfront skyline... From the top of Boundary Street, Christine.

I'll enjoy that walk.

I'm not too sure about the walk back up though!

Jeff Armstrong
12 Posted 04/11/2023 at 08:20:52
There was a discussion a few weeks ago about naming the new ground, not sure if The Fourth Grace came up, but what a name that would be… talk about rubbing their noses in it.
Mike Doyle
13 Posted 04/11/2023 at 09:29:09
Jeff #12] There should be a concerted effort to refer to the stadium as the 4th Grace (it’s mentioned in text on the latest club stadium video).
However even the other 3 Graces have formal names - so I think we’ll need one too.
Rob Halligan
14 Posted 04/11/2023 at 09:35:13

This is how the official club website describe the stadium! Apparently there’s a sign outside the Arkles pub that says something like Welcome to the World Famous Arkles. Famous to who I’m not quite sure, probably a few tourists who visit there every home match, but as every man and his dog knows, Liverpools waterfront is famous throughout the world, and this quote above is going to gnaw away at the RS for ever more!! 👍👍👍

Christine Foster
15 Posted 04/11/2023 at 09:53:52
Rob 14# Couldn't agree more, it's an iconic waterfront and the stadium deserves its place and title to match and build on that proud status.
The Royal Blue Mersey has a new icon, a new landmark.
Neil Copeland
16 Posted 04/11/2023 at 10:05:47
I view the Mr Drone clips of the Fourth Grace too.

As someone already said on another thread we should call it the The Royal Blue Mersey Stadium. The name fits nicely as the Fourth Grace along from the The Royal Liver Buildings (with blue birds ha).

It can then be referred to a The Royal Blue Mersey Stadium also known as The Fourth Grace or vice versa. The RS will go into hyper mode!

Christine Foster
17 Posted 04/11/2023 at 10:07:58
The Maritime Stadium... Fits right in on the waterfront I think.
Mike Doyle
18 Posted 04/11/2023 at 10:31:44
Christine you are right. I’m sure historians on TW (e.g.Paul Ferry ) would endorse the importance of the maritime industry in the growth of the city and many (me included) will have had family members who served in the navy.
Jeff Armstrong
19 Posted 04/11/2023 at 10:36:13
So today we’re off to The Grand Old Lady, this time next year..ish we’ll off to The Fourth Grace.
Ian Jones
20 Posted 04/11/2023 at 10:59:39
Brent @ 8.

I like your 'dear dear' after my comment about extras on the official footage.

I was only having fun at the expense of all the conspiracy theorists on TW!

I'm up in Liverpool next week and am going to take a look at the stadium. Looking forward to it.

Christine Foster
21 Posted 04/11/2023 at 11:00:37
Mike 18# Generations of my family worked the docks, served in the Navy or Merchant, and a few as stokers on the transatlantic run, with half never coming back!
They should put ceremonial gallows up along the dock to remember the songs, "one by one on the banks of the royal blue Mersey.."
Julian Exshaw
22 Posted 04/11/2023 at 11:04:24
I love checking out Mister Drone's videos on YouTube. It's been quite a journey so far and the stadium looks amazing. Not because it's Liverpool's, but I've never found Anfield an attractive stadium and I think it looks even worse now, from the outside at least.
My only worry about our stadium is what they are going to call it. I hope it won't be a betting company or such like. The traditionalist in me abhors the names like Etihad, Bet 365 etc. Maybe the fans should be consulted about the naming rights. (Fat chance).
'Bramley Moore Dock' would be fine for me as would 'The Maritime Stadium' as suggested by Christine.
Rob Halligan
23 Posted 04/11/2023 at 11:11:13
There’s another drone user that’s quite good………Barry 1878.
Tony Abrahams
24 Posted 04/11/2023 at 11:19:27
Christine, just wait until you turn right or left off Vauxy, and start walking up that little brow, girl. It’s looks absolutely majestic from this vantage point, and has definitely become my new route into town!
Eric Haworth
25 Posted 04/11/2023 at 11:41:34
I’m just pinching someone else’s suggestion from another thread & my vote would go to THE MERSEY ARENA. Sometimes less is more & it seems to fit perfectly? Particularly when used in the ferry commentary for the tourists, “& on our left is the Mersey Arena”, accompanied by Gerry’s Ferry Across the Mersey, and as Christine says PRIDE💙
Mike Connolly
26 Posted 04/11/2023 at 11:47:20
Christine, Maritime Stadium would be a brilliant name
Trevor Powell
27 Posted 04/11/2023 at 15:12:18
Apologies to 'Barry 1878' and his Bramley Dock You Tube channel. It never came up in my search. I have checked last week's figures which stood today @ 4700+, sliding into a creditable fourth position!
Christine Foster
28 Posted 04/11/2023 at 17:17:23
Mike 27# Yep, I think it fits, reflects location, our seafaring heritage and a sense of pride we have in our city.
The name fits as the to be recognised as the fourth grace too.
Plus I guess you could fit a sponsors name to it without losing the identity.. The Maritime Stadium, has a nice ring to it..
Christine Foster
29 Posted 04/11/2023 at 17:21:25
Tony, going to enjoy walking down on to Vauxy from Burli...past what was the Green man (shake hands, Black Stuff..)
Close my eyes and I am there..
Eric Myles
30 Posted 05/11/2023 at 11:08:33
Christine &21, "They should put ceremonial gallows up along the dock to remember the songs, "one by one on the banks of the royal blue Mersey.."

I've always said they should make the lampposts as gallows with redshite lanterns hanging down to illuminate the way.

Eric Myles
31 Posted 05/11/2023 at 11:11:43
I got the impression that Mr. Drone is an employee of the construction company so may have a bit of an insight into what is going on, and what is scheduled to happen.
Tony Abrahams
32 Posted 05/11/2023 at 11:33:34
Although the top of the brow, is the best vantage point Christine, the new housing estate on Barmouth way, (the one further up just past the eldonian’s) is equally as good because the stadium is that close, I genuinely begin to feel that - special Evertonian soul - whenever I am in this area. Even more so than when I’m actually outside the stadium, if this makes sense? Maybe it’s got something to do with Goodison having always being surrounded by houses?
Brian Wilkinson
33 Posted 05/11/2023 at 18:44:24
Well, how about this for a fitting send-off and a new era:

Macca has already played a concert across the park, but as yet not at Goodison.

He has never been done before, but imagine the publicity, Paul McCartney bringing the curtain down on the Grand Old Lady with a concert, then playing another concert to open the new stadium, tickets going to season ticket holders, instead of touts grabbing most of them.

A bit of sponsorship and I would be happy of the new name, The Macca Arena.

Trevor Powell
34 Posted 06/11/2023 at 16:46:57
For those of you who have forgotten the state Bramley-Moore Dock was in before the builders moved in, have look here:

Everton stadium before the builders arrived

Billy Bradshaw
35 Posted 06/11/2023 at 18:26:36
Maritime, bit to close to Marmite for me.
Brent Stephens
36 Posted 06/11/2023 at 19:15:24
Nice final line, Brian!
Will Mabon
37 Posted 06/11/2023 at 19:49:22
Trevor, that just cost me 90 minutes, watching film of old Liverpool.
Don Alexander
38 Posted 06/11/2023 at 19:54:22
"The Mersey Coliseum" would do for me.
Tony Everan
39 Posted 06/11/2023 at 20:29:46
What about “The Warehouse” Stadium. As the design and brick facade gives a nod to to the tobacco warehouse and other warehouses/ buildings nearby.

Gary Lineker on MOTD “Everton are back at The Warehouse Stadium this weekend and remain unbeaten in their first 18 games there in this inaugural season. One more win will seal their first league title in almost forty years.”

Brian Wilkinson
40 Posted 07/11/2023 at 14:01:15
Can imagine the media having a field Day with your suggestion, Tony.

Headline banner: "Everton crumble at the Whacky Warehouse". Unlike Peter Perfect, Everton were not at the races today.

Name made in heaven for the media.

Ian Hollingworth
41 Posted 09/11/2023 at 11:48:57
Very surprised at how low CP Overview figures are as his videos are very good, as are Mr Drones.
The official Everton ones are also good as they can show internal footage that the others cannot.
My only complaint is that Everton do not show enough of the internal stuff.
Bobby Mussell
42 Posted 18/11/2023 at 14:36:20
Check out this interactive 3D model of the stadium a couple of weeks ago:

BMD Case Study

It's coming on great!

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