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Many Everton players over the years have been asked to make their debut in some tough “must win” situations but the first of these must surely be a young Scotsman who arrived in Liverpool during the November of 1891 at a time when his new club were challenging to take the football league championship away from Preston North End
The story of another Scottish import, Hope Robertson, who played for Everton between 1890 and 1892, leaving the club shortly after the move to Goodison Park.
Drawn to the northwest of England from Scotland in the mid-1880s, Andrew Gibson eventually signed for Everton but never made a Football League appearance for the club.
The story of Jack Keys and William Warmby who played for Everton during the club's first season in the inaugural Football League
As reigning champions of the Football League, Everton travelled to London and played their first match against Arsenal in 1891.
Many of the early adherents to association football in the south of England played the game for love and not money and some of them ended up playing for Everton via Oxford University
The short and somewhat acrimonious history of Everton's match-ups with one of their early opponents in Lancashire
The Scot played 54 times for Everton after joining the club in 1909 before going to to forge an impressive career back north of the border with Morton
Following the first international fixture to be played on Merseyside at Liverpool Cricket Club, Aigburth, Everton FC hosted the second at Anfield in 1889.
After many years of searching, I finally managed to find a newspaper report confirming the last resting place of the Everton benefactor Dr James Clement Baxter.