Player Valuation: £70m
I'm genuinely glad to hear it.
Some believe I'd like this to collapse. I dont feel that way. I desperately want it to happen. But I cant get past the fact that this is Everton and this is a stadium plan. One is like kryptonite to the other.
Forgive me Dave but the general impression you give to everybody is that you hate Everton football club and any topic, branch or project to do with it. That's why many of us believe you would be happy with a project, that will provide many jobs, a huge boost for the city, a huge boost for our football club, going on to fail. I genuienly hope you dont and you are just a soul who has lost any trust in the club (i have been there). But if you are constantly negative then naturally people are going to think you'll enjoy the demise.
Questions are fine, Everton have two failed ground moves within roughly the last two decades. It's okay to be critical of that, but also must appreciate that this is a different operating team putting this together. I would argue the research, the material provided (documents, plans) show that a hell of a lot more things have been done properly this time around.
We are also a point of optimal time to build. Materials will be cheaper, a huge boost of jobs and the economy will be provided. Without this sounding nasty or the wrong way, COVID has actually put the stadium in a better position because it's urgent to have projects to reboot the economy. The Gov. are desperate for any positives they can get.
I have to hold back and remember the rule "But it's Everton" when there is positive news/projects/outcomes, however I have a lot of faith in this as all the signs are there for this to go ahead. Especially the project being named as 'expected to get approval' in the governments recovery plan.