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Goodison Park may be the biggest stumbling block in the way of new ownership.
Fans and players love the ground but if Everton expect to be consistent European qualifiers, they cannot use a stadium that still has wooden seats.
No self-respecting, prospective owner would ever buy a football club, deal with the debt and then spend yet more on building a new stadium.
If an owner was so irresponsible with their money, could they be trusted to run a football club as a successful business?
Re-development seems out of the question due to the close proximity of the surrounding housing and whenever Everton have tried to move, something always blocks the way.
With King's Dock, a space now occupied by the Echo Arena on Liverpool's historic waterfront, it was a massive funding gap.
With Kirkby, it was a combination of disgruntled fans, poor planning and Government intervention that scuppered the move.
Some will blame Liverpool City Council for failing to provide Everton with a viable option for expansion whilst others will use the stadium issue as another attack on Kenwright et al at the top of the Everton tree.
Is a ground-share really an option?
It works for the teams in Milan, Rome and New York all of which could be considered equally fierce rivalries to that of Everton and Liverpool.
The problem would be that the share would not be mutually beneficial.
Everton would gain a new stadium whilst Liverpool would only gain the feeling of helping their rivals which perhaps is not an attractive proposition.