I do like the fans forum, and I think the new design should probably stay with them, and not be passed out to the masses like the badge did.
There's the bit of me that thinks....we've hired someone to design the stadium....can we not just let him do it?
You will never make sure everyone is happy.
Meis seems like he's getting involved in all things Everton, he's going about it the right way, it seems like he's already consulting with fans in his own way.
I don't really see the point in doing something similar to the badge. The original badge design was shit, and that's because the original people hired were not good enough, they clearly had very little background knowledge of the club (which lead to the backlash), Meis isn't falling for that mistake, just one look at his twitter ot instagram will show you that.
It's a bit like the brexit referendum, why ask everyone?? We put you there to make the decision for us!
Yeah I think it's a fair point.
As with the badge there'll be people with "alternatives" that are being ignored.
Obviously it's a lot easier to knock up a crest than design a ground so it won't be quite as ubiquitous but I think it does increase the risk of people getting annoyed at not being listened too.
One point would be what the stands behind the goal should be like.
There's quite a lot of support for huge, one tiered stand.
Yet one of the key characteristics of GP is that due to the tiered nature of 3 of the stands, most seats feel close to the pitch (Moshiri has noted this).
You won't be close to the pitch at the back of a 20,000 capacity stand for example.
That's just one example of potential to get bogged down in arguments.
As you say, if the noises from the people who will decide were seemingly completely at odds with what would seem to be common view points then it would be worrying.
However Moshiri and Meis in particular seem to be very attentive to what people are saying and appreciating the new environment and the benefits of the old.