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Colin Harvey – An Evertonian Life

Rob Sawyer
24/03/2024

Immortalised as part of the Toffees’ midfield ‘holy trinity’ in the late 1960s and dubbed "the White Pele" by his adoring Goodison faithful, it could be strongly argued that Colin Harvey is currently the greatest living Evertonian.

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

Rob Sawyer
22/03/2024

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

John Lindsay’s Unlucky Break

Rob Sawyer
18/02/2024

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

John Hurst (1947-2024) – A Tribute

Rob Sawyer
19/01/2024

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.

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

Rob Sawyer
11/11/2023

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

Nick Walsh and the First Biography of Dixie Dean

Rob Sawyer
17/10/2023

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.

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

Rob Sawyer
07/08/2023

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

The Story of The Bullens

Rob Sawyer
31/07/2023

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

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

Rob Sawyer
28/07/2023

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.




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