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Alf Harland: The Irishman who became a Toffee and a Linnet

Rob Sawyer
Hailing from County Tyrone, he had the unenviable task of taking over from Everton's pre-WWI championship-winning goalkeeper, Tom Fern. He went on to make 70 appearances for the Blues
22/03/2024

John Lindsay’s Unlucky Break

Rob Sawyer
John Lindsay was a classy full-back who suffered injury misfortune that meant he never did get back to the level of fitness and sharpness required for a Blues first team comeback
18/02/2024

John Hurst (1947-2024) – A Tribute

Rob Sawyer
Brian Labone wasn't the only Everton stalwart of his era to embody the Corinthian spirit. "Gentleman Jack" leaves a legacy of being one of the School of Science’s most polished centre-backs and one of its finest men.
19/01/2024

The Goodison Bugler’s Last Post – The Life of Francis Hamill

Rob Sawyer
Rob Sawyer recalls the man who provided the Toffees with their own musical soundtrack in the late 1920s and 1930s
11/11/2023

Nick Walsh and the First Biography of Dixie Dean

Rob Sawyer
It would be nearly 40 years before the supreme Everton marksman’s amazing life story was properly told. The person to thank for capturing Dean’s memories in book form was fellow Birkenhead man, Nick Walsh.
17/10/2023

Crossing The Park — The Men Who Dared to Play for Both Liverpool and Everton

Rob Sawyer
Peter Kenny Jones's book profiles the Everton and Liverpool players in chronological order of their switch from one side of Stanley Park to the other
07/08/2023

The Story of The Bullens

Rob Sawyer
Now giving faithful service into its 97th year, the Bullens Road stand and its Archibald Leitch-designed cross-braced panels has provided Goodison Park its key motif since 1926 and the days of Dixie Dean
31/07/2023

Peter Corr: Winning in Blue — and Green — at Goodison Park

Rob Sawyer
Four decades before The Corrs made their musical breakthrough in the British and Irish pop charts, their uncle was an Irish international and Everton footballer. Less appreciated is his role in bringing Howard Kendall to the Toffees.
28/07/2023

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