Who cuts the blue ribbon?

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Who would you have to cut the blue ribbon for the new Everton Stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock?

There are many famous Evertonians we could choose from to welcome us to our new home but, even though I'm not a royalist, my choice would be Prince William.

I know he's an Aston Villa fan but imagine, the future King of England cutting the blue ribbon and saying the immortal words: "I now declare this stadium open".

A plaque on the stadium saying "Opened by Prince William" — Can't get any bigger than that.

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Paul Kossoff
1 Posted 10/05/2024 at 14:55:43
I'll get the ball rolling, Jurgen Klopp. Just to wind him up.

After he's cut the ribbon we all sing, "We stopped you winning the title!"

Then we throw him in the canal.

Kieran Kinsella
2 Posted 10/05/2024 at 14:57:40
Jenny Seagrove?
Steve Brown
3 Posted 10/05/2024 at 14:59:24
Joe Royle and Colin Harvey.
Ian Burns
4 Posted 10/05/2024 at 15:07:02
Lyndon Lloyd - with Michael handing him the scissors
Dale Self
5 Posted 10/05/2024 at 15:32:05
Okay this is a bit of harsh Yank humor, turn away or possibly be offended.

Dig Bill up and have Moshiri work Bill's hands. Then Farhad can say "we did it Bill".

Phil Greenough
6 Posted 10/05/2024 at 16:02:49
I would nominate the oldest/longest holder of an Everton season ticket, to have the privilege.
Eric Myles
7 Posted 10/05/2024 at 16:22:25
I'm with Paul #1, piss the redshite off no end, but they'd refuse to do it.*

Other than that, Phil's #6 suggestion.

*In work one day during a slow period we got to discussing who we'd have giving us the millionaires cheque from the newly invented National Lottery win. After the usual round of sex symbols one guy pipes up, Frank! Our senior partner that nobody liked. And he followed it up with 'and I'd still turn up for work on Monday morning'!

Dennis Stevens
8 Posted 10/05/2024 at 16:38:55
Dr Everton! No contest, imo.
Roger Bingham
9 Posted 10/05/2024 at 18:55:42
Amanda Holden of course! What’s up with you lot
Dale Self
10 Posted 10/05/2024 at 19:04:03
Alright, I am withdrawing my suggestion to support Phil’s idea at 6. Well played.
Bill Griffiths
11 Posted 10/05/2024 at 19:11:20
Colin Harvey
Danny O’Neill
12 Posted 10/05/2024 at 19:20:57
I'm with Bill. Has to be Colin Harvey. The greatest Evertonian.

Every time I watch him speak about the club, I have to dry my eyes.

Tony Abrahams
13 Posted 10/05/2024 at 20:04:03
The team that was denied a chance to conquer Europe.
Mike Hayes
14 Posted 10/05/2024 at 20:15:05
Colin Harvey 💙
Danny O’Neill
15 Posted 10/05/2024 at 20:17:05
Yes Tony.

Colin Harvey leading them out. Southall, Stevens, Ratcliffe, Van Den Hauwe (who is quoted as not liking to speak "about that". Steven, Reid, Bracewell, Sheedy and Gray. As well as Richardson and Harper.

I may be being harsh, but I left Sharp off the list. Loved him as a player, but he hurt me with his behaviour on the board. Maybe time will heal.

What a team we witnessed, denied of their opportunity to go onto more.

Will Mabon
16 Posted 10/05/2024 at 20:29:03
Lots of great ideas; essentially Everton.

Just, no rainbows, no social "messaging".

Eric Haworth
17 Posted 10/05/2024 at 20:34:24
100% with Steve#3
Rob Halligan
18 Posted 10/05/2024 at 20:40:02
Paul Kossoff
19 Posted 10/05/2024 at 20:44:08
I would go with Danny's idea but would they be cutting the ribbon outside the stadium? What about a ribbon cutting to open the new pitch?

Imagine, all those ex players standing on the half way line, gracing the hallowed turf once again as Paul McCartney leads 52,850 in a sing-along.

Danny O’Neill
20 Posted 10/05/2024 at 20:47:19
Rob, we could do a double act!

But if we're turning to supporters, Dave Abrahams to open the new stadium.

Kieran Kinsella
21 Posted 10/05/2024 at 20:58:38
Tony Marsh should get to cut the ribbon since he was the great sceptic about it ever being built.

Although, there is still time I suppose for him to be proven correct…

Tony Abrahams
22 Posted 10/05/2024 at 21:09:12
Oh, and also the people from KEIOC, who fought against the club going to Donkey-fucking-Derby. 🤮🤮
Christine Foster
23 Posted 10/05/2024 at 21:32:37
I think our new chairman, Andy Burnham, should be master of ceremonies, flanked by the 80s team as a guard of honour for the King to cut the ribbon. Like him or not, he is the King and his opening will immediately place the stadium as a national icon, another Grace on the waterfront.

I would also ensure a pride of place to those of KEIOC, perhaps even a few lifetime season tickets for them because, without them, as Tony says, we would be waiting for the 44d at every bus stop for ever more.

There are so many no longer with us who will be with us, smiling, on that first day. We should ensure we have signs in the stadium for a top seating area that physically doesn't exist — Heavenly Blues will have the best seats in the house.

Finally, somewhere out of the way, a few hundred eats ring-fenced for the season ticket holders of ToffeeWeb, because with you we are immense.

Don Alexander
24 Posted 11/05/2024 at 01:35:58
Knowing our predicament, whomever Usmanov chooses!
Alan McGuffog
26 Posted 11/05/2024 at 06:58:48
Gary Glitter
Sam Barrett
27 Posted 11/05/2024 at 07:09:48
None of the benefit-scrounging Royal family involved please.

Steve at #3 is spot on, the last 2 Evertonians alive to be involved in any success for the club, Colin Harvey and Big Joe.

Dale Rose
28 Posted 11/05/2024 at 07:11:49
Stormy Daniels...
Colin Glassar
29 Posted 11/05/2024 at 07:35:23
Good shout, Dale.

The King should get the honour surrounded by Everton legends. The fake republican rs knobheads would explode if Charlie cut the ribbon. Anyway, it's tradition for the reigning monarch to get all the important gigs.

Alan McGuffog
30 Posted 11/05/2024 at 07:37:21
Apologies for being facetious earlier but for me it has to be Paul McCartney. Allegedly a bluenose and, whilst I'm no great fan of his music, he is arguably the most famous scouser in the world and it'd announce the birth of BMD in spectacular fashion.

With musical entertainment by Half Man Half Biuscit – even if they are Tranmere fans.

Paul Swan
31 Posted 11/05/2024 at 07:53:01
The bloke with the bolt cutters from the just stop oil protest v Newcastle
Danny O’Neill
32 Posted 11/05/2024 at 08:07:10
Interesting Alan.

McCartney was brought up in an Everton family. I would have to look it up, but I believe his father sat in the Upper Bullens.

But he also quoted as saying he supports both Liverpool teams. Not for me.That is not possible.

Although his former house in Allerton is famous, his origins are in Speke. 77 Western Avenue. His mother was a local midwife.

Has to be Colin Harvey

Ray Roche
33 Posted 11/05/2024 at 08:44:16
I don’t care as long as she’s got big tits.
Sam Barrett
34 Posted 11/05/2024 at 09:43:33
Alan at 30 wins with the music by Half Man Half Biscuit shout, Tranmeres ground being visible from BMD. Colin I don’t think we could take risk of asking Charles as he may be inclined to bring his non sweaty brother along.
Dave Lynch
35 Posted 11/05/2024 at 10:06:05
Speedo Mick all day.
That lad is a legend for what he's done and endured.

Trevor Powell
36 Posted 11/05/2024 at 10:09:17
Definitely not a royal parasite! This is OUR stadium! I like the idea of oldest, longest serving season ticket holder . ie ONE OF US! (Phil at #6).
John Pickles
37 Posted 11/05/2024 at 10:11:45
Whoever it is had better bring their own scissors, I doubt the club has the money to buy a pair.
Les Callan
38 Posted 11/05/2024 at 10:12:25
Danny @ 32. When MCartney was born, the family were living in Thomas White Gardens, St Domingo Road, Everton. What a connection.
Robert Williams
39 Posted 11/05/2024 at 10:13:35
What about that old Granny that Rooney is supposed to have shagged?
Paul Hewitt
40 Posted 11/05/2024 at 10:21:07
In all seriousness. It has to be Colin Harvey and Joe Royle
Jason Li
41 Posted 11/05/2024 at 10:31:55
Probably going to be the mayor or King or CEO etc. jointly at the ceremony.

Big Nev would be a good shout as going to any stadium is about watching the sports people/players perform in a match. No-one's done it more often than Southall in representing Everton.

Paul Kossoff
42 Posted 11/05/2024 at 14:57:39
Robert 39, gets the prize for nominating one of Mr Rooney's many conquests… 😀😀😀😀😀
Jeff Spiers
43 Posted 11/05/2024 at 16:26:33
Colin Harvey
David Currie
44 Posted 12/05/2024 at 04:16:47
Colin Harvey, a winner as a player and later as a coach; Neville Southall, our most successful player in the last 60 years!! Both Winners!!

Has to be Harvey and Southall!!

Brian Wilkinson
45 Posted 12/05/2024 at 11:53:59
First thought for me was Neville Southall, then I liked the suggestion of Speedo Mick by Dave.

So now I'm going down the Dave route and suggesting Speedo Mick, with Michael Jones family member to assist, with Colin Harvey and Royle following behind with the eighties legend players.

Jack Convery
46 Posted 13/05/2024 at 10:40:05
You are all missing a trick. Sell raffle tickets at £10 a go. 40,000 plus another 20,000 arm chair supporters = £600,000 and that's if they only buy one each. Make it 2 tickets and you're talking £1.2M. We might be able to buy the leg of a good striker for that!

Anyway, if there's no raffle I would have to go Colin Harvey. If it's Royalty you want – Harry and Megan – they, like us, do it their way and two fingers to the so called establishment. For a politician, I would pick Andy Burnham for obvious reasons.

Just a thought - EFC should arrange for the turf in the Gwladys Street end 18-yard box to be brought to the new stadium. That is hallowed ground and it would be a good way of involving the Old Lady in the move. I'm welling up as I typed that.

Stephen Vincent
47 Posted 13/05/2024 at 12:08:20
I think you have all missed the obvious choice, it has to be Dame Judy Dench, married to lifelong Evertonian Michael Williams (RIP), Patron of EitC, and was in one of the original Z-Cars episodes. You can't argue with 'M'.

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