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1 Posted 28/02/2017 at 21:17:33
Small for a centre-forward, he perfected the near post header,timing his run to perfection and jumping earlier than centre halfs twice as big and heavier than him. Uwe Seeler, the great German centre forward, was credited with this approach. But no, we had been watching this at Goodison several years before Seeler brought it to European and world attention.
Fascinating to read about Alex's gliding, ball-stroking approach even in his early days at Hibernian. This is what made him the Greatest. He made everything look easy. And, as we used to sing up and down the country:
"Who's the greatest with the most?
Alex Young, the Golden Ghost".
2 Posted 02/03/2017 at 11:28:45
Nice to see Alex loved as a legend by both his clubs that he loved in return.
3 Posted 02/03/2017 at 11:38:50
Sandy Brown and beans on toast
4 Posted 02/03/2017 at 11:44:55
5 Posted 03/03/2017 at 03:10:32
Silky smooth, with pace to burn, he had balance, vision and got clogged by some real heavyweights. He never retaliated, I can't remember him even getting a booking; he would never dream of diving or rolling around on the ground.
I hope Bill can arrange a ceremony at Goodison at the same time as the funeral is held in Edinburgh; I'm sure plenty would go to pay their respects.
Finally, I hope all the Everton staff watch The Golden Vision at some stage, not to intimidate them, but to encourage them to be better Evertonians: honest, hard working, respectful just like my hero.
RIP Alex, The Greatest!
6 Posted 13/03/2017 at 17:27:49