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Everton Shareholders' Association push to meet with Moshiri

The Everton Football Club Shareholders' Association (EFCSA) are eager to meet with the club's majority shareholder Farsad Moshiri.

EFCSA chair John Blain sat down with the billionaire 18 months ago but says efforts to arrange a second meeting have so far failed.

“Our failure to agree a follow-up meeting has been disappointing," Blain told the Liverpool Echo.

“I met with him in July 2016, which is getting on for a couple of years ago now, and it was a really good meeting. I really liked the guy, he had good awareness about football and we both looked forward to the next meeting."

He also said: “I would ask him, particularly, is he satisfied with the way we are going to go forward on the playing side? For example, are we going to persist with the Director of Football model which I for example think is the right answer?

“I would of course be keen to ask what he can say that gives us real, tangible confidence that the stadium will happen within the timeframe recently promised by the CEO.

“Can he also reaffirm what he told me when I first met him that he's not minded to have a rights issue to raise funds for the football club as that would likely result in the dilution of the minority shareholders? What impact would that have on the Association?"

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