Harvey honoured by Upper Bullens artwork

, 20 September, 13comments  |  Jump to most recent

Everton legend Colin Harvey has given his approval to the latest phase of the Fans' Forum stadium branding project which has seen the Holy Trinity immortalised in the Upper Bullens.

Harvey, who played 388 times for the Toffees, was invited to Goodison Park to meet the Fans' Forum and get a first glimpse of the new artwork, which pays tribute to the famous triumvirate from the Blues' side of the late 1960s and early 1970s - Harvey, Howard Kendall and Alan Ball.

And having once graced the Upper Bullens concourse as an apprentice before his football career took off, the league and FA Cup winner felt that it was a fitting location.

“On a Monday morning, it was our job to brush up there after the home games,” he said. “It wasn't a bad job actually because you'd usually find quite a bit of money that had been dropped!

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“The artwork came as a great surprise after those humbled beginnings. It's great to see and great for my grandson to come and see it as well.”

Jason Howard of the Fans' Forum is also pleased with the finished visuals, part of a project which has already seen artwork installed in the Park End, Main Stand and Top Balcony.

“It's been ongoing for about 12 months and we're starting to see the fruits of it now,” he explained. “The feedback has been really positive and hopefully we'll get more feedback from the fans as we go forward with the other branding projects in the different parts of the ground.”

Evertonians are invited to apply to become members of the Club's official Fans' Forum. Learn more and complete the application form.

Harvery photographed with Fans' Forum representatives at Goodison Park


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Charles Brewer
1 Posted 20/09/2016 at 19:44:15
Great to see the Holy Trinity remembered.
Stan Schofield
2 Posted 20/09/2016 at 20:53:23
Fantastic tribute to our great midfield trio Ball, Harvey and Kendall. I was in my teens when they were at their peak, and I feel privileged to have seen them gracing Goodison's turf.

I could never understand why they were not England's midfield. Although Ball played regularly for England, Harvey only got one or two caps, and Kendall wasn't picked at all! In my opinion, they were the best midfield combination in the world at the time, even taking into account Brazil's midfield trio of Gerson, Cloadoaldo and Rivelino.

I wasn't very good at footie, but I used to spend hours practicing ball juggling, just to try to emulate Colin Harvey's wonderful ball skills. No wonder we called him the White Pele.

Chris Williams
3 Posted 20/09/2016 at 21:40:54
Great player, good man. I attended the same school as him and he was school captain when he was 15 and I was 13. Even then playing for Everton B.
Anthony Dwyer
4 Posted 20/09/2016 at 23:42:14
Great to see our ex-players being remembered this way, I hope I'm around to see Cleverley, Kone and Niasse remembered the same way.
Liam Reilly
5 Posted 21/09/2016 at 07:36:58
Great to see this; top Coach was Colin and it was a tough ask to follow Howard when there was no European football and he couldn't keep the side together.

This history needs to come with us to the 'Docks'.

Simon Jones
6 Posted 21/09/2016 at 08:42:35
Anthony #4 I'm expecting part of the new stadium to be called the "Niasse End," made famous as he scored the bulk of his 190 goals there.
Mal Smith
7 Posted 21/09/2016 at 12:04:19
I must agree with Liam that the history must come to the new stadium with us, also the timeline that goes round Goodison Park should come to.
John Graham
8 Posted 21/09/2016 at 19:03:07

Harvey was my favourite player of that era. Quiet, unspoken, skillful. Just got on with his job.

Fully deserved.

Martin Nicholls
9 Posted 21/09/2016 at 21:30:19
Stan (#2) – having been born in 1950, looks like we're of the same vintage! I agree with every word you post.
Stan Schofield
10 Posted 21/09/2016 at 23:09:51
Martin @9: I'm just a young whippersnapper mate, born in 1954.

I remember just after we won the league in 1970 (and Harvey scored that cracker in the 2-0 win against West Brom that sealed it), we were on MotD, an away game, can't remember who against, and we were stroking the ball around majestically (there's no other word for it). The opposition couldn't get anywhere near the ball.

Anyway, the commentary fell silent for a while, and then Kenneth Wolstenholme suddenly said, "Oh, beautiful football from Everton. This is what they call the School of Science". So when that term is used, to us it really means something, and Colin Harvey is the epitome of it.

Gerry Morrison
11 Posted 21/09/2016 at 23:45:56
My school team, St. James', won the cup in 1970. Everton had just won the league, but Colin Harvey came to our party and presented us all with our medals. He stuck around to eat the jelly and cake asterwards. A brilliant player and a brilliant fella too.
Stan Schofield
12 Posted 21/09/2016 at 00:02:04
Gerry, brilliant, what a gentleman he is. In 1970, we were in the process of making the transition from jelly and cake to Double Diamond, which worked wonders apparently.
Geoff Evans
13 Posted 22/09/2016 at 08:40:32
It's about time we recognised John Hurst's contribution to that team.

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