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Graeme Sharp, 3rd August 2011 - 09:40

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Graeme Sharp

Graeme Sharp

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Blues legend Graeme Sharp is Everton's leading post-war goalscorer and won two league championships, an FA Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup.

He is now the Club's Fan Ambassador and chairs the Fans Forum.

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With the new season just around the corner, there was plenty to talk about at the latest Fans Forum.

Whilst the team are busy preparing for the 2011/12 campaign, there’s lots of work going on behind the scenes to make sure the Club is ready for the new season and engaging with supporters is a major part of that preparation.

The forum is all about making sure Evertonians have their say on issues that matter so the Park End redevelopment, changes to the Goodison scoreboard and the revamped Dixie Dean suite were all high on the agenda.

Supporters on the forum are also keen for the topics discussed to be fed back to the wider Everton fanbase and they’re absolutely right – it’s not just those around the table that want questions answered – so this new blog will take a look at the main issues discussed.

Feel free to use the comments section below to put forward any questions you want asked at the next forum in August.

The Park End redevelopment was a talking point but there’s little to report at the moment.

As soon as there is any news, fans will be updated through the website and the other usual channels but there is currently a hold-up with two of the companies involved in the project and until that’s resolved the Club can’t move forward with the 46-week build.

Club Everton was sold at a good price and revenue hasn’t been lost due to the sale, with existing members moving into other lounges and similar hospitality still available elsewhere at Goodison.  Keep checking evertonfc.com for further updates.

Blues fans will notice a few changes around Goodison when they return for the first home game against QPR next month.

The summer months gave the Club a chance to carry out some improvement work and one of the biggest changes is the new screens installed around the stadium.

Screens have replaced the wooden panels around the Jumbotron and information screens have also been installed around the concourses and in corporate areas to give supporters the latest news on the team and other matches.

The screens will provide a great opportunity for the Club to generate more income from advertising as well as helping to bring the stadium up to date.

There have also been improvements made to Goodison’s most prestigious lounge over the last few months and it’s looking fantastic in time for the new season.

The Dixie Dean suite has undergone a major refurbishment and its new look is already proving popular with an increase in membership since last year.

It’s been a long summer without football so thousands of eager Blues have been snapping up their seats early for the 2011/12 campaign. There’s no place like Goodison Park when the place is full and with revenue on season tickets already up from last season, we’re on course for many more incredible atmospheres this year.  

As the first game edges closer, thoughts also turned to matchday traffic and how the Club is working with local organisations to improve access to and from the ground.

Traffic can be a major problem for both drivers and pedestrians so the Club is trying to make sure fans are protected. An action group has been formed to find out what fans think about getting to Goodison on a matchday and will report back at a later date.

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