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How Catterick avoided the dreaded taxi ride!

Paul McParlan
Everton’s unexpected 1966 Cup triumph
22/02/2018

Football Makes You Quite Tough

Becky Tallentire
Another installment of Real Footballers' Wives featuring Irene Lee, wife of former Everton manager, Gordon
24/01/2018

Looking For James Roy – Part 2: Slogging Up To Arras

Pete Jones
In part one of Looking For James Roy we followed his story from Edinburgh to Everton and into the army following the outbreak of WW1. In part two we pick up his story in early 1917.
04/01/2018

Faith Of Our Families: The Hillsborough Disaster

 
Another excerpt from Faith Of Our Families: Everton An Oral History 1878-2018, published by deCoubertin Books
09/12/2017

Music Was My Heartbeat

Becky Tallentire
The latest installment of Real Footballers' Wives features Ann West, wife of one of Everton's most popular ever players, goalkeeping star Gordon West.
28/11/2017

Looking For James Roy, Part 1 – A Very Promising Lad

Pete Jones
Pete Jones tells the story of Everton's James Roy, a promising left half from Edinburgh and how it parallels those of the war poets Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves and Wilfred Owen all of whom had Merseyside connections.
13/11/2017

Jack Humphreys – Blue Dragon

Rob Sawyer
The story of the Welsh centre-half who at one time was keeping Goodison great T.G. Jones out of the Everton team.
13/11/2017

Tim Cahill and Moyes’s Modern Football Miracle

 
An excerpt from Faith Of Our Families: Everton An Oral History 1878-2018, published by deCoubertin Books
13/11/2017

T.G. Jones at 100

Rob Sawyer
12 October 2017 marks the centenary of the birth of Thomas George Ronald Jones in Queensferry, Flintshire. The tall, quiet son of a Connah’s Quay coal merchant would find his footballing feet at Wrexham F.C. but he would achieve immortality at Goodison Park.
12/10/2017

A Proper Glutton for Punishment

Becky Tallentire
The next installment of Real Footballers' Wives features Rosemary Hurst, wife of Everton's John
05/10/2017

The Life and Times of Peter Meehan

Tony Onslow
The life and times of Peter Meehan, yet another import from Scotland in Everton's early history
04/10/2017

Everton's Greatest Games – Dixie's 60

 
a chapter from Jim Koeghan's latest book, Everton's Greatest Games: The Toffees' Fifty Finest Matches which covers standout fixtures from a club history stuffed with great occasions and memorable encounters.
03/10/2017

The Life of Smart Arridge – The Welshman from Sunderland

Rob Sawyer
The wonderfully named Smart Atkinson Arridge was one of Everton’s first Welsh international players
08/09/2017

They Were The Best Years of Our Lives

Becky Tallentire
The latest installment of Real Footballers' Wives features Norma Vernon, wife of Everton goalscoring legend Roy.
05/09/2017

Andrew Hannah

Tony Onslow
By being the first man to captain both Everton Football Club and their local rivals Liverpool, Andrew Hannah holds a unique position in Merseyside folklore.
29/08/2017

'Jack O’ Both Sides' – The Life and Times of Jack Sharp (1878-1938)

Rob Sawyer
Jack Sharp sits in exalted company as one of England’s few dual cricket and football internationals. To Evertonians he is much more than that – an iconic player, captain, FA Cup winner, club director and founder of Liverpool’s best known sports outfitters.
31/07/2017

The Life and Times of John Cameron

Tony Onslow
Another Scottish import to Goodison Park, the forward would go on to make FA Cup history.
06/07/2017

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