Everton Books - Der Ball ist Rund
|Der Ball ist Rund|
|Everton in Europe: 1962 - 2005
Mike Owen, 2005.
Countywise Ltd; (260 pages) ISBN: 1901231623
EVER wondered why the Blues have rarely done well in Europe? Perhaps it's partly due to the fact that der Ball ist Rund!
Join Mike Owen in a footballing travelogue spanning five decades and 25 chapters, covering all the club's European ties. Following two years of research, and drawing on the recollections of some ex-players and supporters, it's a fascinating journey, laced with a little humour.
It covers all of the Blues' ties in Europe, right through to their triumphant initiation into and abrupt exit from the Champions League and then the Uefa Cup in 2005.
Described by George Orr on Radio Merseyside as "great...amazing...quality", and by Brian Reade in the Daily Mirror as "magnificently researched", Mike's mum was hears to say: "I always knew our Michael would write a book one day."
Before Everton home games, Mike Owen will be selling the book from a spot near St Luke's church (corner of Goodison Road and Gwladys Street). Listen for the shouts of "Der Ball ist Rund". For mail order, go to The Rulteros website. Or look in any bookshop on Merseyside. It's definitely a "must read".
Price: £7.99 Published: 1 December 2005