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The first image showing what the home dressing room at Everton's new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock has been released as the internal fit-out of the ground continues apace.

Former defensive stalwart, Phil Jagielka, was given a tour of the stadium, including the inside of the stands which are rapidly coming together and he was impressed with what he saw which was a very different setup to the one he was used to during his 12 years at Goodison Park.

“It’s amazing," he told evertonfc.com. "I’ve seen a lot of footage, but not been able to get here until now and it’s going to be something special. Totally different, but very special!

“The dressing room here looks a bit different than that one we’ve been used to at Goodison, so this is fantastic and what they are able to do here, with the facilities, brings Everton to the place it needs to be.

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“I was excited to come here and couldn’t fathom how much it had evolved from nothing, but the size of it is breathtaking," Jagielka continued with regard to Everton Stadium as a whole which is on course to be completed by the end of this year.

“We’ve all been itching to get here, as quickly as possible while, at the same extent, not really wanting to leave Goodison but if everything is going to be as it looks, it’s going to be an amazing place to call home and, hopefully, somewhere we can build good memories.”

According to the official website, the home changing room will be spacious and circular and feature a large central island that will include various technological aspects to aid the management team, as shown in the  first artist's impression.


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Paul Kossoff
1 Posted 07/02/2024 at 00:04:13
"The dressing room here looks a bit different than that one we've been used to at Goodison, so this is fantastic and what they are able to do here, with the facilities, brings Everton to the place it needs to be."

Phil, the place Everton needs to be is in the Premier League and financially secure.

I'm sure that, if Russia would have invaded 2 years earlier, the stadium would not have been built. We would possibly be in a better position than we are now instead of being practically skint, an absent owner, dodgy buyers hovering round and the corrupt Premier League doing its best to destroy our club.

Yes, the stadium looks great but we can't afford it, and if we don't get the points back, we will probably be relegated, but hey, we will have one of the best stadiums in the UK. I know what I would rather have. And by the way, I said before a bucket of sand was drawn, we can't afford it.

Don Alexander
2 Posted 08/02/2024 at 02:45:49
Confirmation from a multi-millionaire non-trophy-winning player that, ever since he signed for us, him on mega-wages of course, only ever "worked" for a club with no practicable chance of winning a trophy on account of shitty facilities at our ground.

As an Evertonian, I abhor that — to my core.

Paul Ferry
3 Posted 08/02/2024 at 06:56:25
What a pathetic and miserable post, Don Alexander.

The only consolation is that this is who you are and we know that you are in a tadpole minority of perverse posters who never celebrate but always castigate.

You are as representative of Evertonians as London is of England.

You don't speak for us, thankfully, Mr Alexander, in your fuming septuagenarian angry little space.

Danny O’Neill
4 Posted 08/02/2024 at 07:51:04
She's looking fantastic.

Never his biggest fan, but he was a steady player. Great defensive recovery abilities.

He sums up my emotions in his comments.

Part of me knows we have to leave Goodison and the new Everton Stadium is a fitting location. We have done for decades.

Part of me doesn't want to leave Goodison. But we have to.

Can't afford it? Well to coin a military phrase, we are long behind the line of departure now. It's happening.

Ian Jones
5 Posted 08/02/2024 at 07:51:44
It's going to be a fantastic stadium when it's completed. Those that don't like it or agree to us moving to a new stadium don't need to visit. Oops, that sounds a bit harsh.

Of course, I'd better add in that there will be those who are sad to leave Goodison Park for the obvious reasons.

My comment about those that don't need to visit is aimed more at those who seem to be constantly negative towards anything to do with Everton. There's always Tranmere to support or Marine. :)

Whether we can afford it is another matter. I guess time will tell. Where there's a will there's a way.

Andy Finigan
6 Posted 08/02/2024 at 09:02:25
Manchester United want funding to build a Wembley of the north.

Well, right here and now, we have the Wembley of the north at Bramley-Moore Dock! (We could do with a 60,000 capacity though…) Did no one else notice it apart from us Blues?

Ian Pilkington
7 Posted 08/02/2024 at 09:24:17
Andy @6,

Manchester United's minority shareholder Jim Ratcliffe wants the “Wembley of the North” at Old Trafford – not the city itself.

Why the North needs a 98,000 capacity stadium and why the taxpayer should contribute a single penny towards it are figments of his imagination.

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
8 Posted 08/02/2024 at 09:31:32
Paul #1,

And if they had invaded 3 years later, we would have not had 10 points deducted and be playing in a shiny new stadium.

Mark Ryan
9 Posted 08/02/2024 at 15:21:51
Very sad for people like Moshiri, Kenwright, and Barrett-Baxendale not to see the fruits of what was their initial labours. Why did they get it so wrong and fuck up the whole process?

They collectively spunked good money after bad, signing the wrong managers, wrong players and have now totally hamstrung us.

If only we could have had someone like Daniel Levy running things. Levy might be a knob but I wish he was our knob. A shrewd businessman. He makes Moshiri look like Timmy Mallett.

Rob Jones
10 Posted 08/02/2024 at 15:34:29
Don, what a shitty, mean-spirited thing to say.
Danny O’Neill
11 Posted 08/02/2024 at 16:13:41
Years ago, when the new Wembley as being planned, I suggested not doing it.

Wembley makes England a London-centric thing in my opinion.

If we were going to have a national stadium, the Midlands might have been a good choice.

Although personally, I'd rather we adopted the German model.

Take the team to the country. Villa Park, the Emirates, Old Trafford, St James' Park and of course, the new Everton Stadium.

Brent Stephens
12 Posted 08/02/2024 at 16:22:46
Don #2, I think you're better than that. I've seen better posts from you.
Mark Murphy
13 Posted 08/02/2024 at 16:56:26
I'm just made up to see Seamus's shirt still in there!
Mike Gaynes
14 Posted 08/02/2024 at 16:59:47
Brent #12, nah, not really. I'd say that was pretty typical.
Kieran Kinsella
15 Posted 08/02/2024 at 17:18:19
Don, mate, I think you picked the wrong target.

As to having no chance of winning trophies, Jagielka scored the winner in the FA Cup Semi-Final. Had he, Yakubu and Arteta not been seriously injured, we'd have had a much better shot at winning the Final — a game we narrowly lost with a makeshift team.

That apart, while I'm not disputing Jags was well paid, he certainly wouldn't be on my list of expensive shirkers just picking up a paycheck.

Brian Williams
16 Posted 08/02/2024 at 17:39:54
Don't feed attention seekers. 😉
Dave Cashen
17 Posted 08/02/2024 at 17:42:32
I remember the Kop celebrating a victory by taunting the Evertonians. We were in the dying seconds of the game and those hideous red scarves were starting to surface around the ground to the tune of that awful dirge - "And you'll never walk alo... Fuck"

Jags silenced them mid-song by sending an Exocet missile into the top right-hand corner of the Kop net.

What a strike!

Brent Stephens
18 Posted 08/02/2024 at 18:17:15
Mike #14,

I thought Don might respond to a gentle piece of chastisement from Miss Better if it's said aloud in a "school marm" sort of tone.

David West
19 Posted 08/02/2024 at 18:26:41
Love the way Jags talks like a fan. "We" can make memories..

Loved this guy as an Everton player. Is he not coaching?? He has an attitude that surely would rub off on others in coaching or managing.

The derby goal!!!! 'Nuff said, Don!!!!

Kieran Kinsella
20 Posted 08/02/2024 at 19:31:10

Sorry to pile on even more, mate, but Jagielka was also the captain when we got our highest Premier League points total, and Everton's most-capped England international.

I really think you blundered with this topic, mate.

Dave Abrahams
21 Posted 08/02/2024 at 19:40:36
Well, Jagielka could have done a tour of the stadium in Kirkby if it had been built, he advised to go there along with Moyes and Tim Cahill.

Mitigating circumstances: he was the captain and doing the bidding of his master, Kenwright same as the other two.

Tony Abrahams
22 Posted 08/02/2024 at 19:44:10
I lost a lot of respect for Jagielka, the Everton captain, when I saw him do the ice-bucket challenge on Roberto Martinez, the Everton manager!
Barry Rathbone
23 Posted 08/02/2024 at 20:02:56
Jagielka was a limited player, like most of the Moyes "legends", and left me cold upon reading he laughed at Rom for daring to suggest we aim higher than 4th in that first season.

Seems a decent enough fella but totemic of our acceptance of obscurity.

At least the changies look better than those dreadful pics of the bars.

Mike Gaynes
24 Posted 08/02/2024 at 20:34:43
Brent #18, for that particular poster I'd prefer a "school marm" wielding a very large paddle. Preferably hickory.
Danny O’Neill
25 Posted 08/02/2024 at 20:39:45
Dave, it was more like a precision guided cruise missile!

And let's not forget that winning penalty at Wembley in the semi final against Manchester United clad in all blue.

Once again, I gave my ticket to my son and watched it in a nearby pub surrounded by Manchester United supporters.

They were mostly friendly but on one occasion, they spouted out some Hillsborough vile and got confronted by an Evertonian, who left them in no uncertain terms. We were outnumbered in that bar by about 4 to 1. But they backed down.

A couple got kicked out having been caught doing drugs in the toilets.

When that penalty went in, I was standing on the chairs, possibly on the table. I can't remember.

I went to meet my son and youngest brother as they left the stadium chanting Jagielka's name.

Mike Gaynes
26 Posted 08/02/2024 at 20:51:52
Danny #25, best derby goal ever, and the greatest half-volley I have ever seen from an Everton player.

I literally leaped over the couch.

Rob Dolby
27 Posted 08/02/2024 at 23:46:41
Barry 23, Limited how?

Fast as fook, brave as anyone in a blue shirt that I can remember.

Read the game well.

Dare I say the only player to earn us 60m and still play for us.

Lots of short bitter memories on this thread, he is only touring the new stadium FFS.

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