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Memory Lane FA Cup Finals

Patrick Murphy
13/05/2014

16 years after their previous appearance in the FA Cup Final at Wembley, Evertonians woke up on Saturday 19 May 1984, switched on their TV sets. The last time an Everton Captain had lifted the FA Cup was in 1966 and it was only the second time that an Everton Captain had done so at Wembley.

Memory Lane Final Fixtures

Patrick Murphy
07/05/2014

Pat Murphy summarizes the final classic battles that bring to an end four seasons separated by the last four decades of top-flight football for Everton.

Memory Lane Match 37

Patrick Murphy
01/05/2014

Matches against Newcastle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers

Memory Lane – Match 36

Patrick Murphy
26/04/2014

Games against Manchester City, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves

Memory Lane – Match 35

Patrick Murphy
16/04/2014

Games against Tottenham, Southampton and Blackburn from the past four decades

Memory Lane – Match 34

Patrick Murphy
14/04/2014

Matches against Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea

Memory Lane Match 33

Patrick Murphy
10/04/2014

Games against Leeds United, Norwich City, Luton Town and Burnley recalled from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago, respectively.

Memory Lane Match 32

Patrick Murphy
04/04/2014

Games against Birmingham, Southampton, Liverpool and Tottenham

Memory Lane Match 31

Patrick Murphy
28/03/2014

Games against Leicester City, Oldham and Newcastle

Memory Lane Match 30

Patrick Murphy
23/03/2014

Games against Middlesbrough, Arsenal, Ipswich Town, and Coventry City remembered from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago.

Memory Lane – Match 29

Patrick Murphy
20/03/2014

Games against West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Ipswich and Leicester, the last of which saw devoted Blue Bernard Murphy tragically killed outside the Walkers Stadium.

Memory Lane Match 28

Patrick Murphy
13/03/2014

League games against Portsmouth (H), Chelsea (H), Liverpool (H), and Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) lovingly recalled from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago, with the help of Patrick's extensive collection of matchday programmes.

Memory Lane FA Cup Round 6

Patrick Murphy
06/03/2014

A crucial quarter-final against Notts County, remembered from thirty years ago.

Memory Lane Match 27

Patrick Murphy
27/02/2014

Games against Aston Villa (H), Manchester United (A), Watford (A), and Sheffield Utd (A) recalled from 10, 20 30 and 40 years ago, respectively, thanks to the the collection of matchday programmes lovingly reviewed by Patrick Murphy

Roberto Swansong Or the Start of a Beautiful Relationship?

Patrick Murphy
24/02/2014

Some of the natives are getting restless about the direction of Roberto's Revolution.

Memory Lane - League Cup Final

Patrick Murphy
20/02/2014

A look back at the ill-fated Milk Cup Final of 1984

Memory Lane FA Cup Round 5

Patrick Murphy
14/02/2014

Just one game from 30 years ago as Blues looked to reach Wembley in the FA Cup and League Cup, but this spawns memories of other cup games against Shrewsbury Town... and Southampton.

Memory Lane – Match 26

Patrick Murphy
10/02/2014

Matches against Leeds, West Brom, Swindon and Southampton

Memory Lane Match 25

Patrick Murphy
07/02/2014

Matches against Birmingham City (A), Chelsea (A), Notts County (H), and QPR (A) recalled from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago, thanks to Patrick's immense collection of matchday programmes

Memory Lane Match 24

Patrick Murphy
30/01/2014

Games against Ipswich, Tottenham, West Ham and Manchester United

Memory Lane Match 23

Patrick Murphy
26/01/2014

Games against Liverpool (A), Blackburn Rovers (A), Stoke City (A), and Derby County (H) form 10, 20, 30 & 40 years ago, remembered via Patrick's immense collection of Matchday Programmes

Memory Lane FA Cup Round 4

Patrick Murphy
23/01/2014

Games from the Fourth Round of the FA Cup, against Fulham, Gillingham and West Brom from 10, 30 and 40 years ago, remembered from Patrick's programme collection.

Memory Lane Match 22

Patrick Murphy
17/01/2014

Round 22 top-flight matches against Charlton Athletic (H), Birmingham City (A), Sheffield Wednesday (H), and Manchester City (H) from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago, recalled with the help of Patrick's matchday programme collection

Memory Lane Match 21

Patrick Murphy
09/01/2014

Matches against Arsenal, Coventry, Newcastle and Fulham.

Memory Lane - League Cup Semi-Final

Patrick Murphy
06/01/2014

Looking back at semi-finals against Aston Vllla from 1977 and 1984

Memory Lane Match 20

Patrick Murphy
30/12/2013

Round 20 top flight matches against Arsenal (H), Sheffield United (A), Wolverhampton Wanderers (A), and Sheffield United (H) from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago, recalled with the help of Patrick's matchday programme collection

Memory Lane Match 19

Patrick Murphy
27/12/2013

Games against Birmingham City (H), Manchester City (A), Sunderland (H) and Liverpool (H) are recalled with the help of old matchday programmes from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago...

Memory Lane Match 18

Patrick Murphy
24/12/2013

Games against Southampton (A), QPR (A), and one of those Premier League defeats at Old Trafford

Memory Lane Match 17

Patrick Murphy
20/12/2013

Round 17 Matches against Leicester City (H), Wimbledon (A), Aston Villa (H), and Newcastle United (A) and are recalled from match programmes dating back 10, 20, 30 and 40 years.

Memory Lane League Cup Round 5

Patrick Murphy
17/12/2013

Patrick Murphy remembers a League Cup tie from 1984 and a certain backpass that was destined top become a turning point for an all too brief period of Everton dominance, starting 30 years ago this winter...

Memory Lane Match 16

Patrick Murphy
12/12/2013

Unbeaten games against Norwich, Man Utd, Leeds Utd and Portsmouth

Memory Lane Match 15

Patrick Murphy
07/12/2013

Round 15 Matches against Manchester City (H), Queens Park Rangers (H), Norwich City (H) and Chelsea (A) are recalled from match programmes dating back 10, 20, 30 and 40 years.

Memory Lane Match 14

Patrick Murphy
03/12/2013

Round 14 Matches against Bolton (A), Arsenal (A), Coventry (A) and Spurs (H) are recalled from match programmes dating back 10, 20, 30 and 40 years.

Memory Lane Match 13

Patrick Murphy
28/11/2013

Round 13 Matches against Wolves (H), Ipswich Town (A), Nottm Forest (H), Birmingham (A) and are recalled from match programmes dating back 10, 20, 30 and 40 years

Memory Lane Match 11

Patrick Murphy
07/11/2013

A nostalgic review of programmes for the corresponding Everton games that took place at this stage of the season 10, 20, 30 & 40 years ago.

Memory Lane Match 10

Patrick Murphy
01/11/2013

Games against Coventry, Watford, Aston Villa and this weekend's opponents, Tottenham

Memory Lane League Cup Round 4

Patrick Murphy
29/10/2013

Everton are no longer involved this season, but that doesn't thwart the memories of Patrck Murphy and his collection of matchday programmes that provide the source material for these topical retrospectives.

Memory Lane - Match 9

Patrick Murphy
24/10/2013

Games against Arsenal, Luton, Southampton and that Efan Ekoku-inspired nightmare against Norwich 20 years ago.

Memory Lane Match 8

Patrick Murphy
17/10/2013

Patrick adds some extra spice to his four-decade review of previous previous fixtures, with a couple of famous line-ups from derby games back in the 1960s.

Memory Lane Premier League, Europe and TV

Patrick Murphy
12/10/2013

For the International break, Pattrick highlights a couple of articles that appeared in the Everton Matchday programme back in 1993, relating to these perennial topics.

Mick Buckley A Tribute

Patrick Murphy
08/10/2013

"It is with great sadness that I find myself trying to do justice to a footballer who many fans of my age looked up to and admired as he played for the club we loved and clearly he loved playing for the club."

Memory Lane Match 7

Patrick Murphy
03/10/2013

QPR, Birmingham, Oldham and Leeds, including a rare hat-trick for utility man Steve Watson

Memory Lane Match 6

Patrick Murphy
27/09/2013

Patrick recalls games against Stoke City (H), Tottenham Hotspur (A), Aston Villa (H) and Middlesbrough (A) with the help of his programme collection.

Memory Lane League Cup Round 3

Patrick Murphy
22/09/2013

Highs and lows of Cup Football.

Memory Lane Game 4

Patrick Murphy
12/09/2013

Patrick recaps games against Ipswich, Newcastle, Cardiff and Liverpool.

Memory Lane League Cup, Round 2

Patrick Murphy
26/08/2013

Patrick Murphy's new feature looking in retro at Everton's next game by going back through hos collection of matchday programmes to see who we played in the corresponding fixture 10, 20, 30 & 40 years ago.

Memory Lane - Match 2

Patrick Murphy
21/08/2013

The Foxes, Hammers, Citizens and Cottagers feature in Patrick's look at Everton's second games of the season over the decades

Memory Lane Match 1

Patrick Murphy
13/08/2013

If you like nostalgia then this new feature might trigger some good and bad memories and hopefully be of interest to all Blues. Patrick will attempt to publish a potted history from the last 40 years, using his collection of Everton Matchday Programmes as a reference point. His intention, ahead of each game this season, is to look at corresponding fixtures from 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago.

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