Everton Books - Across the Park
| Across the Park
|Everton FC & Liverpool FC: Common Ground
Trinity Mirror Sport Media; (112 pages) ISBN: 9781906802127
Stanley Park both divides and unites two of the greatest football clubs
the world has ever seen: Everton and Liverpool.
This book is a celebration of the passion, roots and rivalry that the two
clubs share. It tells the story of the church minister responsible for
setting the ball rolling towards the club’s birth, the acrimonious split
that led to the creation of Liverpool FC in 1892, and the hugely
significant gestures of reconciliation that have followed throughout the
A portrait emerges of two clubs deeply embedded in the same community; two
clubs that are prepared, when tragedy strikes, to put their differences
aside for the sake of Merseyside as a whole. Supporters in red and blue
stood side by side after the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, and joined
together to mourn the murder of schoolboy Rhys Jones in 2007.
Everton and Liverpool have shared chairmen, players and programmes –
Everton even won their first league championship at Anfield. The ties
between the teams are many and multifarious. Across the Park tells the
truth about Everton and Liverpool’s origins, dispelling the myth that the
clubs were formed along sectarian lines. It also reveals how the famous
Sandon Arms got its name, and honours for the first time the man
responsible for the
clubs’ birth – Ben Swift Chambers.
This is author Peter Lupson’s second book. His previous title, Thank
God For Football!, which unearthed how a dozen top football clubs can
trace their origins back to a church, was a sellout success.
You can buy Peter Lupson's books from www.merseyshop.com.
Published: March 2009