I would just like to say that I was converted to Everton Football club by my older mate's total indifference way back in the late '70s.

At that point in time, the footie trading cards were huge among Norwegian youngsters, and I think those were British (?) in origin, anyway. My equally adolescent friends liked Leeds, Sunderland, Stoke, Man Utd and that lot over there...

I remember I asked my next-door friends about these cards they were so obsessed with, and they put me at elbow's length since I was too young to 'get it'. In the end, they gave me a bunch of cards that they could never hope to trade, and then I buggered a few more as I hoped they'd give me enough to understand this thing that I needed to know to be accepted...

In the end, I think I had a full set of Everton trade cards, and almost as many Man City ones (but not a full set there!). As I eventually realized I had by accident collected a full set of Everton cards, that became my team to watch in the Saturday games broadcast from England.

As luck would have it, that was either the year before, or after, our FA cup win. I have no idea today... Childhood memories are not to be too trusted, I guess!

So, who else found their final team this way? Am I just silly to be so impressionable?


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