Gareth Farrelly: ‘I still think all the time that I am part of the 10% that live'

Sunday 9 October 2016  5 Comments  [Jump to last]
The midfielder whose goal kept Everton up in 1998 talks at length with Guardian writer Adam Smith on dealing with the life-threatening illness that struck eight years ago, his chequered playing career and why he turned his back on football for a career in law.

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Victor Jones
1 Posted 09/10/2016 at 16:22:48
Not the best of footballers. But I will always remember his goal... I just wonder where we would be now, if we had got relegated. Not always certain that top teams bounce straight back up.

Anyhow, the best of luck and health to Mr Farrelly. But, by Christ, we were poor back then.

Ray Roche
2 Posted 09/10/2016 at 16:43:34
I've just read this article and thought it might interest ToffeeWebbers of an age who remember those dark days of the 1990s. Very enlightening piece.
Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 09/10/2016 at 21:51:50
I echo that, Ray. Great read about the man, not the player; lovely to see he fought death, recovered and entered a different profession and is doing well there. No egotism and talks well of Everton, although that is not important in the scheme of his life.

Well done, Gareth, and good luck and good health with the rest of your life.

Brent Stephens
5 Posted 09/10/2016 at 22:05:46
Yeh, a good read. Good luck, mate.
Adam Smith
7 Posted 10/10/2016 at 22:54:07
You'll never guess why I spotted this, Lyndon and Co, but I'm a Guardian reader and this instantly hit me as strange – his name's Alan Smith!!

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