The other issue is more of a sentimental one, with Kirkby being situated outside the Livepool City boundaries. With regards to this, I would point to two examples. One is Manchester United, whose stadium is actually situated in Salford but is still nevertheless within the boundaries of Greater Manchester. The only people who ever bring this up however are Man City fans and I'm sure United fans could give a flying fuck about what they think. The other example would be Arsenal, a club referenced by Mr. Elstone in the discussion, who since moving to the Emirates have become one of the most financially stable clubs in the league with minimal amounts of debt. Not only that, but they are getting (it's estimated) around £90 million over 15 years for the naming rights to the Emirates, and far more than that from the flats they are building at their former ground of Highbury.
This relates to Everton thus; while the Kirkby ground is technically situated outside of Liverpool, it's still within the boundaries of Merseyside. As an out of town supporter myself (I live in Warrington if you must know), this is probably less of an issue for me than it is for most of the local supporters, but nevertheless I'm sure we all have the same goal of wanting to see the club move forward and if this is what it takes, then I can put up with the jibes of a few Gobshite Koppites. In terms of the Arsenal stadium, we are pursuing, it seems, a similar funding strategy with us selling naming rights to the stadium and redeveloping the site of Goodison for further income, which seems a pretty level-headed and financially viable way of going about things. Just please don't let them call it the Tesco stadium Mr. Elstone, I think that would be too much to bear.
Whether you agree with me or not, I think one thing we can all agree on is that Mr Kenwright and Mr Elstone have been very open and honest about what they are doing and why they are doing it (just take a look at the transcript from the EGM on evertonfc.com from a few months ago, it doesn't make for pretty reading). At least they have the clubs best interests at heart, which is more than I can say for some other chairmen, eh Liverpool?
Sorry, I couldn't resist.