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Everton Books - Gwladys Street's Holy Trinity


Personal recollections of the greatest midfield trio to grace Goodison Park

 

 HOLY TRINITY

 

It is only once in a generation that the gods of football provide the ideal formula for the beautiful game.  And in the late-sixties, the followers of the royal blue faith were convinced that Goodison Park had been duly blessed — with the presence of Howard Kendall, Colin Harvey and Alan Ball.

Respected as outstanding footballers in their own rights in an era of exceptional British players, the union of Kendall, Harvey & Ball represented the most stylish mid-field unit ever assembled by a British club.  Their repertoire of skills and telepathic understanding were beyond belief.

Perhaps their special chemistry was a product of good planning by the Goodison hierarchy or simply good luck.  No matter what the reason, their special blend of vision, technique, guile, courage and industry, thrilled football purists of all persuasions with breath-taking displays of the beautiful game.

Such tributes may sound like hyperbole and the three young Englishmen may sound like fantasy footballers — but the fans who witnessed them in the sixties can confirm that ‘The Holy Trinity’ was indeed a revelation.

 
 GWLADYS STREET'S HOLY TRINITY
Kendall, Harvey & Ball
David France & Becky Tallentire, 2000.
 
Skript Publishing (90 pp)  ISBN 1 874799 14 8
 
This collection of diverse memories – from players, friends, fans – forms a remarkable work of adulation that provides excellent testimony to the finest midfield trio Goodison has ever seen: Howard Kendall, Colin Harvey, and Alan Ball.  

The format is compact, filling every one of the 90 pages with stories, anecdotes, photos and events from a wonderful era in Everton history when the club was at its peak, and the players were revered as true heroes.  

More famous contributors include:

Sandy Brown  George Best  Terry Darracott  Frank D'Arcy 
Jimmy Husband  Roger Kenyon  Brian Labone  Johnny Morrissey 
Keith Newton  Joe Royle  George Telfer  Steve Sergeant 
Gordon West Ray Wilson  Alex Young

All royalties from the sale of this landmark book go to Blueblood – the Everton Former-Players Foundation.

Price: £8.50   Published: March 2001


The proceeds from Gwladys Street's Holy Trinity go towards the Everton Former Players Foundation, a charitable trust (Registered Charity No 1080101) dedicated towards alleviating the medical and other hardships of former-players.

Available from the Everton Megastore in the media section for a limited time.

Other books by the authors include Talking Blue by Becky Tallentire and Gwladys Street's Hall of Fame by David France; details on both are available in ToffeeWeb's Books section.

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