George Shaw wins Goal of the Month

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Everton fans have voted nine-year-old George Shaw's half-time effort against Swansea City the Club's January Goal of the Month!

Cerebral palsy sufferer George was invited to the game as a guest of Gerard Deulofeu's after an inspiring video of him playing football in the Spaniard's number 19 shirt went viral across the internet.

After meeting Gerard and the players before the match, George then took to the pitch during the interval to net a heartwarming goal in front of the Gwladys Street - and it is this strike that has seen off rival attempts from Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon, Kevin Mirallas and Joe Williams by taking a whopping 86 per cent of the votes cast.

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Dave McKitt
1 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:13:15
Makes you proud to be Blue.
Brent Stephens
2 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:17:21
Ian Burns
3 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:26:16
Heartwarming - only 14% got it wrong!
Alan Humphreys
4 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:28:11
Ian Burns - beautifully put.
Henrik Lyngsie
5 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:33:19
Such a beautiful story. Makes you proud and well done Delboy
Brent Stephens
6 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:42:24
Ian, that deserves a gin.
Helen Mallon
7 Posted 09/02/2016 at 22:05:17
Ian, very well said.
Gerry Quinn
8 Posted 09/02/2016 at 22:12:18
But can he track back?

Touching and makes ya wanna cry, well done George lad, you have beaten some big names there...not even Hibbo has ever won that!

Dave Abrahams
9 Posted 09/02/2016 at 22:25:31
Lovely couple of minutes watching that young boy score that goal, good luck for the future George.
Anthony Dwyer
10 Posted 09/02/2016 at 23:21:29
Brilliant ;-)
Frank Wade
11 Posted 09/02/2016 at 23:36:46
A brilliant Everton story and well done to young Evertonian George, Geri and all who made this happen. COYB
Rob Hooton
12 Posted 10/02/2016 at 08:17:18
Fantastic work Everton and richly deserved George, my wife saw it on the news and was touched (and she has a heart of stone!)
Ernie Baywood
13 Posted 10/02/2016 at 10:05:50
Good on him. And good on the club.

Was going to post that no-one was ever going to vote for anything else once it was an option... but 14% did!

Mike Hughes
14 Posted 10/02/2016 at 10:13:32
Great news - and now part of EFC's history.
Well done, George.
Best wishes for the future.
Eugene Ruane
15 Posted 10/02/2016 at 10:26:32
I must say the whole story of George has been terrific.

The smile on him after he scores in the St End is priceless and as Mike says, he's now a little part of Everton's history.

Well done to everyone who had a hand in making it happen.

Paul Dickinson
16 Posted 10/02/2016 at 20:37:27
Cogratulations George, well done, hope you have a great night at the awards dinner, you parents must be very proud.
Just seen the video of him being told he won, had me filling up, makes you proud to be a blue.
Well done to all at Everton for giving George, what must have been a very special day, and to all the fans who voted for his goal.
I find it a bit disappointing that when Everton play badly there is over 300 comments on here slagging off players, manager and chairman, yet when there is a heartwarming story on here where the club and fans deserve a lot of credit, theres only 15 comments. Maybe its just me...
Gerry Quinn
17 Posted 10/02/2016 at 20:45:02
It's not you, Paul - they just can't find an argument in it !
David Greenwood
18 Posted 10/02/2016 at 20:45:11
Good on you young man. Thoroughly deserved.
Jamie Sweet
19 Posted 10/02/2016 at 20:55:34
This was a wonderful story.

Social media working at it's best.

Huge credit to Geri for responding so brilliantly to something that many top players, I'm sure, would have simply ignored.

Congratulations George, you're a superstar!

Brian Harrison
20 Posted 10/02/2016 at 21:13:08
Doesn't it make you proud to be a blue, I was at the game where George came on and scored. The fans gave him a great reception, and well done Gerard Deulofeu for inviting George to come along as his guests.

I have to say our club really excels with things that maybe other clubs don't do. This for me is in the same category as Everton's tribute over the Hillsboro tragedy when we had a boy and a girl in blue and white. One wore the number 9 and the other number 6, they were accompanied by the Hollies song, He's my Brother.

Tony Abrahams
21 Posted 10/02/2016 at 21:57:33
A wonderful, wonderful story. Makes you proud of the club and everyone connected with Everton, especially Duelofue who is only a kid himself, for making George's dream come true.

Such a simple thing to do, but so rare to see it done, it's left everyone with a smile on their face, especially young George, who was probably given the greatest day of his life.


Peter Mills
22 Posted 10/02/2016 at 22:21:31
Paul#16, I agree wholeheartedly with your first 3 paragraphs, your 4th is a bit harsh, I suspect many just quietly voted for the young man.

Gerry Quinn
23 Posted 10/02/2016 at 23:07:03
This is an ITV interview with him and his dad - an extremely polite and very grateful young man...and his manners are text book too. Hope we see him in the Para-Olympics playing for his country, you never know

Gerry Quinn
24 Posted 11/02/2016 at 12:33:31
I’ve been to all of the sites in NewsNow Everton, and George’s heartwarming story is absolutely everywhere, even ESPN and others here in the States – for good reason, it is an incredible story of a lovely and brave little lad and a big club that cares for its people.

I must admit, however, that the one site that doesn’t seem to find this news appears to be the BBC! Someone please tell me that they have put it out there – and I don’t mean the local BBC news...

Dave Abrahams
25 Posted 11/02/2016 at 12:44:28
Gerry, it was on ITV news last night. As you say, what a lovely unassuming well mannered young boy, and on the day when he scored the goal, took the applause then ran to get the ball out of the net, turned round with a marvellous smile on his face, which the camera’s caught and showed last night. I never saw the smile on the day... too far away in The Upper Bullens, and my eyes had gone a bit misty for some reason.
Paul Kelly
26 Posted 11/02/2016 at 12:52:37
Class. Made up for the lad, priceless moments, well done to all those involved. Proud to be a blue.
Dean Peamum
29 Posted 11/02/2016 at 12:56:23
Congrats to George and his family and respect to everyone who made it happen and the 86 per centers.
Steve Brown
30 Posted 11/02/2016 at 13:10:56
George truly is phenomenal.
Dave Brierley
31 Posted 11/02/2016 at 13:38:36
Great story. George is obviously a very special lad and did'nt he hit that ball sweetly. Does your heart good to know that we have more than our fair share of genuinely decent players, staff and supporters in this strange and wonderful Everton family.
Dave Southword
32 Posted 11/02/2016 at 13:41:54
Just watched the presentation of the award at the press conference this morning. This is something at which the club is consistently brilliant. It's something George will remember for the rest of his life, and I'm delighted for him.
Steve Woods
33 Posted 11/02/2016 at 16:14:08
For many years now and for much of the present I am wholeheartedly sick and tired of the way the club is being "run" but just sometimes there are occasions like this when the club gets it absolutely right and are peerless. Well done to all and everyone concerned, it was a joy to witness the pleasure this has given to a wee boy and his family. Great stuff.
Ged Simpson
34 Posted 11/02/2016 at 19:36:26
Howard Out
David Edwards
35 Posted 12/02/2016 at 00:48:27
You know.... Every now and then, a little event makes you realise why you absolutely love this club. How you put up with all the rubbish, the lack of success, the faults of our managers and players, the lack of investment etc... When the true spirit of our club shines through.

When you see other club’s supporters giving us a thumbs up for us –- it makes me do proud. Well done to all the players and even (dare I say it) Roberto for showing the class I always expect from our team. As with previous media articles about Baines and Naismith, we really are rather special.

Well done, George, I’m so proud of you and our wonderful club. CLASS IS PERMANENT! COYBs

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