Boardroom Drama

Overweight man puts Everton’s stadium plans in jeopardy

Keith Wyness has mysteriously disappeared into the Mersey night

Keith Wyness

In December 2004, a few months after Chief Exec of Aberdeen FC Keith Wyness was poached by Everton, the blue side of Mersey reinvigorated their plans to leave Goodison Park for a 50,000 out-of-town stadium complex in Kirkby.

The rotund Scot, who also voiced approval over the 39th Premier League game, was instrumental in the controversial relocation plans, but last night he caught Everton off guard and handed in his resignation. Obviously still in shock, the Toffees’ official site was only capable of mustering a single sentence on the subject:

Everton Football Club wishes to announce that Keith Wyness has resigned his position as Chief Executive Officer and director of the Club.

Many fans fear that his resignation indicates the plush Kirkby stadium, which could be used in the World Cup 2018 (should we be chosen to host), will no longer happen. Others who have been speculating on Everton’s deathly silence in the transfer market and who support the ‘Keep Everton In Our City’ will no doubt be delighted that Wyness has waddled off into the sunset.


4 responses so far
  • Paul Filgate // July 30, 2008 at 11:05 am

    please renovate goodison, and if we do have to move can you build a stadium worthy of one of the first football clubs in the world and the BEST!!! e.g.. Kings Dock!!

  • Phil // July 30, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Sorry, `many’ fans fear? 15,000 of the 36000 given a vote, voted Yes based on `world-class stadium’, `virtually free’, `best transport links of any stadium in the NW’, `hosting concerts’ (all Keith Wyness statements)
    Not may would vote now for what’s currently on offer

  • Rob Winger // July 30, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Wyness had a job to do given to him by the board. From what I can see, he did it well, providing stability to the club, finances to break the club transfer record, putting the club on a relatively stable financial position and presiding over a team developing into a top 5 team.

    Those that oppose the move to Kirkby are delighted but make no mistake in reply to the likes of ‘Phil’ the silent majority want the move even though its outside Liverpool. If red fans give you stick that we aren’t in Liverpool anymore just remind them that most of them aren’t from Liverpool!

    Goodbye Wyness – time to move on.

  • Den // July 30, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Sorry Phil Winger (the Ringer?),

    Hmmmm “The silent majority” as you call it, is a hackneyed cliché especially popular with Tesco’s PR man Michael Kissman. You sound just like him and he knows bu99er all about EFC. Very worrying.

    Do you actually go the game and speak to the fans? Finding someone who actually voted “Yes” is like finding Lord Lucan!

    I wouldn’t like to think you are another one of the official pro Kirkby spinners.

    I thought they were a folk group from the 60s but obviously Tesco and friends have dug them up!

    Why don’t you remind people that Wyness has done nothing but oversee one fiasco after another apart from the lies over the stadium and has spoken to the fans like dirt in a most unprofessional manner, whilst setting up his own ‘stadium move for hire’ company. No joke, it’s absolutely true.

    Re your points: Answers in brackets below and please don’t embarrass yourself again by trying to defend this Schyster who even Philip Green could not stand.

    Wyness had a job to do given to him by the board. From what I can see, he did it well, (now proven as lying though his teeth on every single point he made when he announced the ‘Deal of the Century’) providing stability to the club (Hehhhh???! The club’s in absolute turmoil. CEO does a runner, important assets sold off by him, manager not signed for last 12 months now, fan base ripped apart over the move), finances to break the club transfer record (paid for by yet more debt when it currently costs a fortune to obtain), putting the club on a relatively stable financial position (what?!!! It is not stable at all as mentioned previously after selling off the training ground, megastore and uncle Tom Cobbly large financial loss) and presiding over a team developing into a top 5 team (all down to Moyes’s shrewd buys over last 6 years – here again, any well informed/knowledgeable fan would have known this instantly).

    Those that oppose the move to Kirkby are delighted but make no mistake in reply to the likes of ‘Phil’ the silent majority (please stop with this cliché Mr Kissman it’s simply not true and don’t get me started over the democratic vote – it would have put Mugabe to shame) want the move even though its outside Liverpool.

    If red fans give you stick that we aren’t in Liverpool anymore just remind them that most of them aren’t from Liverpool (If you were from Liverpool you’d know it’s simply not true that they have no fans in Liverpool)!

    Goodbye (riddance) Wyness – time to move on and be truthful.

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