The Commercial Director Dave has been with EFC for a
year having been working in the USA for 10 years and
has a huge job on his hands, he told us that the
reason that the CEO was not present is that he was
putting the final touches on the deal to build a new
Corporate Facilities at the Park End of the ground
where there will be shops, restaurants, bars and an
Everton museum. This has the permission and will go
ahead and be ready next year.
We had the pleasure of meeting the Academy Manager
Ray Hall who has worked with the youngsters for 21
years; he was truly dedicated to the cause and said
they have some excellent talent coming though, (this
was confirmed on Saturday as two of them; Apostolos
Vellios 19 & Magaye Gueye had to step up for their
debut due to so many first team players being
injured). He said the new facility at Finch Farm is
a real asset to the club and that it would be a good
trip if we visited that sometime!
A lively question and answer session ensued with a
wide range of topics from the new ground, finances,
new fans, memorabilia, disabled access, park & ride,
cost of a pint inside the ground which would get us
in a bit earlier!! This subject got a good laugh but
on a serious note will be looked at!
We even mentioned football at one point with one
amongst us asking Sharpy of his account of playing
for the Blues. Graeme also said that he thought that
David Moyes would be around for a few years yet!
There were even a couple of crates of ‘Chang’
on the house and a raffle with an autographed shirt
by Phil Jagielka won by Robbo’s mate Keith.
Overall the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by us
all; it was refreshing to be able to ask such open
questions and get honest replies to the best of
By Julie Brown,
(not a born and bred Evertonian but easily converted
29 years ago when I met Chris!!) C.O.Y.B.