I know you feel passionately about this but just looking at the pictures of OT before the redevelopment there appears to be a lot more open space to allow redevelopment than Goodison does.
So we've got a potentially state of the art, iconic stadium compared to an aged, not fit for purpose stadium (that admittedly is much loved). It's a bit like turning our noses up at a Barkley because we love a Naismith type player 😉
Sure, and at least you understand my motivation behind being non-conformist on this occasion is absolutely genuine. Everton, which I love, Walton, which I love as it is part of Everton......the two belong together. Goodison completing the trio. I've been speaking (casually) to businesses in the area (Pubs/Coffee Bars/Barbers) who are worried how run down its going to be after (if) we leave.
I feel that strongly about it I cant even envisage myself watching us in another ground. If we looked into staying in Walton (we did) or where staying in the area/had a stone wall feasibility study from an independent panel saying we cant stay at Goodison, I'd be half pacified. That said the commercial nature of modern football with grounds moves done for aesthetics, the suits and corporate boxes more than for the fans, I think would represent one step too far for me.
I know plenty of Liverpool fans who went literally everywhere with a full compliment of credits on their season cards, only for them to fall out of love with Premier League football. Mostly because of cost but also the alienation of the ordinary fan. Stadium moves, the corporate dominance of the game and distance from the players to the fans. I've been going COLFC games on/off for nearly a year and its good fun. Everton lads go too. The stadium is shit but you feel like your at a football game. Bramley Moore dock will probably feel like your at a large cinema.