Time for others to commit alongside Everton to Bramley-Moore & the regeneration of North Liverpool

On the latest #EvertonBusinessMatters podcast before the release of images and the start of the second public consultation I offered the thought that we would know a huge amount more about our club in the coming days…. So, what do I now think? Firstly, the stadium itself. Visually it has exceeded my wildest expectations. Like […]

Goodison Park – plans for its future

This article just provides  details supplied by the club – analysis to follow Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton’s CEO, issued the following comments on Goodison’s future: “Our plans for Goodison Park, although much more outlined at this stage, fulfil our promise to our neighbours in Liverpool 4 to work together to create something that will benefit the […]

The more things change, the more they stay the same…..

Much has been spoken about Everton’s approach to this transfer window, the first full summer window for which Brands & Silva will have had the opportunity to plan well in advance. Whatever plans they have must be put into the context of Everton’s financial position. Therefore, I thought it useful to look at what’s occurred […]

World Heritage Status….time to say what we (all) mean and mean what we say

How long have UNESCO been threatening to remove World Heritage Status from the Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City? The answer is almost half the time we’ve “enjoyed” the status. Granted in 2004, it “reflects the role of Liverpool as the supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain’s greatest global influence.” Yet, […]

More fan engagement required above & beyond stage 2 of the public consultation

Stage 2 of public consultation re Bramley Moore and Goodison Legacy Project On 9th May, Everton Football Club announced plans for the second stage of the public consultation regarding the Bramley Moore Stadium and the Goodison Legacy Project. In line with the previously advised timetable the dates are 26th July through to 25th August 2019. […]

The Bramley-Moore business model will stretch “affordable” ticketing policies

“Our most expensive adult Season Ticket is £565 in the Sir Philip Carter Park Stand, less than £30 per game. In real terms, when you allow for the impact of inflation, our adult Season Ticket prices are 16% cheaper than they were 10 years ago, saving our adult supporters approximately £100 a season. But I […]

Diversification and our future growth strategy

Way back in 1992, the Premier League was created and built on the back of Sky’s desire to use football as their unique selling proposition as Sky strove to build a subscription-based satellite service in the UK. As competition grew for domestic broadcasting rights their value increased exponentially, fueling huge increases in football wages and […]

Everton’s January transfer window driven by regulations or pure financial sense?

There has been much talk in the media both locally and nationally regarding Everton’s ability or willingness to acquire new players during this January window.   Brands commented at the Annual General Meeting on the unlikelihood of doing business in the January window and in his most recent pre-match press conference, Marco Silva  was quoted […]

Analysis of the proposed 52,000 capacity for Bramley-Moore, including season ticket pricing

On the 20th December 2018, Everton put forward a proposal (not decision) subject to further consultation and planning approval to design and build Bramley-Moore with an initial capacity of 52,000. I’ve plenty of reasons to disagree with the proposal but for the purposes of this article I’ll focus on the business case and the impact […]

Further consultation required on the initial Everton proposal regarding Bramley-Moore capacity

This evening Everton Football Club made a major announcement in regards to the proposed capacity of the new Bramley-Moore stadium: Everton Football Club has announced it is proposing a capacity of 52,000 for its new stadium, with the potential for this to rise to 62,000 in the future. The proposed capacity and design of the new stadium […]

Investment in squad & exceptional expenses return Everton FC to losses – Report & Analysis of 2017/18 Accounts

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”…. Genuinely, I feel Christmas is upon us when the Everton Annual Report & Accounts slip into the inbox – time for mince pies and perhaps a glass of something warming as I review the financial affairs of our beloved club in the year 2017/18 (year ending 31 […]