Here's a bit of fun on the eve of the new season: Can anyone name a starting XI of present and former Everton players that were also boyhood Evertonians?
For example, Baines and Jagielka on the current squad are famous Evertonians. Other players that you could include are Gary Speed and Wayne Rooney if you want them in your team!
'Adopted' Evertonians such as Duncan Ferguson, Tim Cahill and Landon Donovan can't be included. They need to have been boyhood Evertonians.
Matthew Lovekin, Posted 12/08/2012 at 22:51:49
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643 Posted 14/08/2012 at 02:26:32
645 Posted 14/08/2012 at 02:31:43
648 Posted 14/08/2012 at 03:27:23
730 Posted 14/08/2012 at 11:19:38
Brian Labone (c)
Also worth a mention
struggling a bit now
731 Posted 14/08/2012 at 11:26:22
736 Posted 14/08/2012 at 11:38:22
Errrrr........? can't think.
741 Posted 14/08/2012 at 11:55:43
you've got me thinking, and being an old anorak, I went and looked up a few more. Given the time period I'm looking at there are surprisingly few.
I've left out McMahon and Johnson because they defected to the Dark Side and even if they were boyhood blues, their later exploits put them beyond the pale.
anyway, and in no particular order, please see the additions to my first stab at this
Not all that many, assuming the assumption that they come from round Merseyside and Everton was their first club makes them a boyhood Blue is correct. I mean I'm looking at nearly 60 years here.
there were a lot who played only a handful of games whom I didn't consider, but surprisingly few nonetheless
841 Posted 14/08/2012 at 18:33:12
885 Posted 14/08/2012 at 22:52:29
001 Posted 15/08/2012 at 11:35:40
005 Posted 15/08/2012 at 11:58:02
034 Posted 15/08/2012 at 13:48:05
040 Posted 15/08/2012 at 14:04:52
It followed on from that same paper's involvement with breaking the Tony Kay business of betting against Sheffield Wednesday, effectively ending his career – one of the best players I've ever seen in a Blue shirt by the way.
One culmination from Dunlop's tales was that at the next Derby game some humorous kopite planted a bloody big cardboard purple heart in the centre circle. Well it was the 60s. No doubt Dick can tell us the full story.
By the way I should add Jimmy Tansey to the boyhood blues list. Sadly he died last week. RIP.
492 Posted 16/08/2012 at 19:05:10
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