Football: Toffees Sell Soul to Tesco
Byline: BRIAN READE
"THEY promised us a penthouse on the waterfront - now it's a council flat in Kirkby." Those are the words of Everton fan Paul Wharton.
A sense of submission that sums up the fears and frustrations felt by the majority of Evertonians over plans to re-locate miles outside of the city they have played in for 129 years.
Fears they may be moving to a half-empty, characterless leisure complex, where Kopite chants of "you're just a small club from Kirkby" will be realised, and frustration that their voices aren't being heard.
Memoto Bill Kenwright: the gut instinct of virtually every Evertonian I speak to (which is many) is that surrendering the city of Liverpool to their Stanley Park neighbours, is an ill-thought-out decision with potentially calamitous consequences. The "exclusivity agreement" you have with Knowsley Council and Tesco, where no other options can be discussed, makes them believe it's a done deal.Andthey are desperate for answers. …