So we're turning it over to you to let us know which of the following great wives behind the successful Toffees you would like to read about next. Post your picks from the following in the comments below:
Harvey, Labone, Lyons, Hurst, Morrissey, West, Vernon, Thomas, Gabriel, Scott, Dobson, Royle, Stevens (Dennis), Kay, Lee, Temple and Sagar.
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1 Posted 03/03/2017 at 07:48:58
2 Posted 03/03/2017 at 07:51:15
Of the above, Mrs Royle would be my first pick.
3 Posted 03/03/2017 at 07:51:21
4 Posted 03/03/2017 at 08:14:08
5 Posted 03/03/2017 at 09:11:52
6 Posted 03/03/2017 at 11:35:31
7 Posted 03/03/2017 at 12:09:40
8 Posted 03/03/2017 at 12:49:50
9 Posted 03/03/2017 at 17:38:44
10 Posted 03/03/2017 at 18:18:42
I'm with you Dave, I loved Alex and Royston but I
would like to hear about Dennis Stevens. His cousin was the great Man United and England star Duncan Edwards, who lost his life at the Munich tragedy.
When we played at the London teams, a mate and myself would always go to their Hotel on the morning of the game. Dennis would put his arm around your shoulder and asked "How did you get down here?"
A lovely fella from Dudley.
11 Posted 03/03/2017 at 18:20:37
For sure Mick Lyons's wife would have many hilarious anecdotes!
12 Posted 03/03/2017 at 18:24:29
On first reading the headline, I thought ToffeeWeb had a new feature on Wags, like a tabloid! That said... Mrs Arteta or Mrs Oviedo!
13 Posted 04/03/2017 at 01:29:57
14 Posted 04/03/2017 at 02:24:28
He's always been my fave forward.
15 Posted 04/03/2017 at 09:33:43
Today, Tony would get a fine and a six-match ban. As always, Everton FC punishments were, are and always will be way over the top.
I'd love to read Becky's words upon a man who strayed, from his wife's point of view. I bet it's a movie in it's own right. (I chose the word 'bet' painfully, not as a slice of wordplay.)
Though, truthfully, Becky's writing has always been worth reading. The order isn't important, the writer is.
16 Posted 04/03/2017 at 09:43:15
17 Posted 30/03/2017 at 19:39:05
I was so overwhelmed with the feedback from Nancy Young's story that it would be my pleasure to share more with you. They do span the decades and are a fascinating social commentary.
Reading your comments on here, I'd say it's a close call between Janet Royle, Pat Labone, Celia Morrissey, Marina Kay and Eileen Stevens (whoever asked for Kendall and Andy King *eyeroll* they aren't on the list)
I'll choose one of them and send it over with beautiful accompanying pictures.
Martin Nicholls #3 it's pretty much out of print now. I'm sure my publisher is relieved, it never reached the heights I'd/they hoped for, mainly because Everton refused to sell it in the Megastore as they felt it was derogatory to the club so it just plodded along selling a handful a year.
I buy them when I see them on eBay so I do have some copies here if you can't find one, they retail at £10 plus postage. Just give me a shout if you want one.
Alexander Murphy (#15) thanks for your kind words, it really is lovely to hear. All I seem to have written lately are eulogies and sad poems but that's another story.
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