If 3 organisations are spending the best part of £300 million and at least 2 years planning on a new major public development, surely the issue of traffic and parking will be quite high up on the agenda.
so you'd think - except that there isn't much you can do trafifc wise there and Wyness had already stated there will be 1000 spaces which will not be anywhere near enough, nevermind the nonsense of a park and ride at Aintree - if I was a retilaer on that site the last thing I'd want is parking spaces given up to fans who turn up roughly once every two weeks to watch a game, think that one through and think who the retail park wil lsuit most of all - not us.
I live 5 mins away from Goodison, other than on match days there’s not a sole to be seen near the place. If a business is located in place which has high volume of people passing by on a daily basis, it’s likely it’ll do more business. Have you ever heard the phrases ‘passing trade’ and ‘marketing strategies’? It’d be great if we could be located in a prosperous city centre with thousands of people coming by everyday but as we know there’s nowhere suitable.
I know perfectly well about marketing strategies thank you very much, one would be that it is stupid to move away from your core support and a communtiy that you have strong links with. By the look of your "logic" more people will just turn up because we're on a retail park, obviously they will have never heard of Everton before then (or Man Untd, or City, or Liverpool or Blackburn or Wigan or any other club in the north West and we'll be doing such a roaring trade we'll wonder how ever managed before) - as for being located in the city centre well we had a shop there and we closed in a year later, speaks volumes that those in charge couldn't make a go of a city centre shop (which would have a lot more of your passing trade, may I point out than Kirkby will do)
It’s very small minded to say clubs like Bolton, Reading etc don’t belong on retail parks when quite clearly the evidence states that they have gone from being absolutely shite to finishing in the top half of the most competitive league in the world.
I clearly said I didn't think ANY clubs should be on retail parks, quite clearly too - and as for your "evidence" league table places are not a result of being based on a retail park you clod, there due to the efforts of the team on the pitch and how they're managed - retail parks are not and never have been a good place for any (note that word: ANY) clubs, they're there for larg retail stores and carbon copy shoppnig centres - have you looked at what teams in America are doing now and the trends there? Why do you think teams like Liverpool and Arsenal are not on a retail park? Interesting you said nothing about Coventry, and you also failed to note that Bolton never spent big apart from the last 12 months and Reading are far from being established as a Premiership "top half" team yet, even if they were it wouldn't be due to them being on a retail park. Have you ever been to Bolton or Reading by the way and tried to get to and from the grounds?
Frankly if you know anything about science you’ll know that any claim is made on the basis of proven test or a range of sources of information. The fantasy footy site is used by supporters of football clubs. This was my source of information for comparing the number of fans we have against other clubs. Yes we do probably have 500,000 thousand fans. The fantasy footy site is just a snap shot of how we compare with other clubs. So it’s likely that the other clubs have 97.5% times as many fans as they have registered on a fantasy footy site.
so, in effect, it was a crap point ot bring up then wasn't it? "Look at how many people on this fantasy league support Everton everyone" - it's a nonsense point and a nonsense attempt at backing it up there, something that sums up your entire post really.