Mike Pejic to compete at World Taekwondo Championships

Thursday, 21 December, 2017 11comments  |  Jump to last
Now 67, the former Everton player became British over-age Taekwondo champion in four years ago and has now qualified for the 2018 World Championships in Taipei.

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Brian Williams
1 Posted 21/12/2017 at 07:55:10
There's hope for all of us!
John G Davies
2 Posted 21/12/2017 at 08:14:30
Good for him.

He's got nothing to lose in the looks department.

Geoff Lambert
3 Posted 21/12/2017 at 10:43:14
Bet you wouldn't say that to his face John Haha.
Jay Wood

4 Posted 21/12/2017 at 11:30:13
What a great uplifting story to start the day with!

I enjoyed that!

Good on the lad!

Lenny Kingman
5 Posted 21/12/2017 at 17:13:09
Certainly a worthwhile read and quite the adventurous life for all concerned.

Mike looks like a member of AC/DC on those recent wedding photographs. Fit and 67, good combination. Well done to the Potter and former Blue.

Still alive and well on the Everton circuit it seems as I spotted a few pics on Twitter of him carousing with big Joe Royle and Roger Kenyon at the Winslow last week, during the former players foundation Christmas party knees up. Though I suppose Pejic's knees are the only ones fit enough to be up these days. They all looked to be full of the joys of this magical time of year I must say.

Great club, great stories and more being authored as we go forward into the future.

Jay Wood

6 Posted 21/12/2017 at 17:32:32
Oooo! Just noticed I've got a new country tag next to my name! Sweet!

Is that to distinguish me from the Latvian based Jay Woods, eds?

Lenny... I had similar thoughts to your own. Roger Daltry and Robert Plant sprung to mind when looking at present day photos of Mike Pejic.

Rob Dolby
7 Posted 21/12/2017 at 22:16:48
I liked watching Pejic back in the day.< A tough, rough looking full back with a flowing Mane.

The name brings back great memories of Night matches under the lights, pork pie and Bovril, Black n white programmes, Ciggy smoke everywhere. Pins and needles from sitting on the crash barriers. Ah nostalgia not what it used to be.

Great that he has kept himself fighting fit pardon the pun as most players of his generation are on sticks and riddled with arthritis.

Colin Glassar
8 Posted 21/12/2017 at 22:20:21
One of our best left backs of all time imo.
Terry Farrell
9 Posted 22/12/2017 at 07:36:01
Agree with you Colin. I was too young for Ray Wilson but remember Pejic well and he was class.

When I read the article memories came back of an Old Trafford away game where he played well and we were winning 1-0 for ages thanks to a typical Andy king screamer. Unfortunately Martin Buchan scored an injury time goal and typically for us it was probably the only goal he ever scored!

Derek Knox
10 Posted 22/12/2017 at 07:55:33
Yes, good to know that you don't have to be on Route 66, to still get your kicks!

Obviously remember him playing for us, never prolific in my opinion, but nevertheless consistently decent and effective.

Mike Gaynes
11 Posted 22/12/2017 at 19:49:27
Good article. Sixty-freaking-seven. And still kicking people. In the head. OK, honey, I'm off to the gym. Back Tuesday at the latest.

Right you are, John G #2. Guess his modeling career failed to pan out.

BTW, the article's listing of two-sport athletes left out one I knew -- Jim Standen, my long-ago semipro teammate, won an FA Cup and a Cup Winner's Cup in goal for West Ham and a championship medal bowling for Worcestershire at the same time.

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