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When 'Legends' were Thin on the Ground – Part 4

John McFarlane [Senior]
Continuing the theme of listing the 50 players who featured in the Everton team, from the resumption of League football in 1946-47 until the relegation season of 1950-51
23/06/2018

When 'Legends' were Thin on the Ground – Part 3.

John McFarlane Snr
Continuing the theme of listing the 50 players who featured in the Everton team, from the resumption of League football in 1946-47 until the relegation season of 1950-51
13/06/2018

When “Legends” Were Thin on the Ground – Part 2

John McFarlane [Senior]
Continuing the theme of listing the 50 players who featured in the Everton team, from the resumption of League football in 1946-47 until the relegation season of 1950-51
02/06/2018

Benjamin Howard-Baker: Goalkeeper, Olympian, Corinthian

Rob Sawyer
Blazing a trail for Everton goalkeepers to represent England was the remarkable Benjamin Howard-Baker. If Brian Labone was “The Last of the Great Corinthians”, then Benjamin Howard-Baker was one of Everton’s first.
02/06/2018

Alan Ball Unseen

James Corbett
In this unpublished but recently rediscovered interview, the Everton great talks about his career high points and life low points.
18/05/2018

When “Legends” Were Thin on the Ground – Part 1

John McFarlane [Senior]
A brief introduction to the 48 players who represented Everton between the resumption of the Football League in 1946 and the Toffees' relegation in 1951, starting with the first six in alphabetical order.
14/05/2018

“He Took My Breath Away”

Becky Tallentire
The latest installment of Becky Tallentire's Real Footballers' Wives features Johnny Morrissey's wife, Celia
10/05/2018

“60 at 90” – A Night to Remember William Ralph “Dixie” Dean

Rob Sawyer
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of William Ralph Dean's record-breaking 60th league goal, Blues of all ages gathered at the People’s Club Lounge in the Park End stand last Friday evening.
08/05/2018

Frank Sugg – A Great Sporting All-Rounder

Rob Sawyer
The story of the cricketer turned footballer who played for Everton in the inaugural Football League season
24/04/2018

Le Coq Sportif: Spectacular in Action – Sensational in Style

Rob Sawyer
Everton have never worn an Adidas team kit...or have they? Not appreciated by many is that the Gallic marque, which burned brightly but briefly on these shores, was a branch of the German sporting behemoth.
25/03/2018

John Wilson Goudie

Tony Onslow
The story of another of the Scots who came south to play for Everton in the early years of the club's existence
22/03/2018

The Life of Charlie Parry

Rob Sawyer
Charlie Parry enjoyed 6 years with Everton, over two spells, winning the club's first Football League title and becoming only the third Everton player to represent Wales (after Job Wildling and Joe Davies).
27/02/2018

How Catterick avoided the dreaded taxi ride!

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

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

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

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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