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‘Sixty Grand’ is the famed chant that regularly rings out around Goodison on matchdays – it will no doubt echo around the Park End ‘People’s Lounge’ on Friday, 16 February (7pm for 7.30) when Seamus Coleman steps forward as the latest winner of the prestigious Dixie Dean Memorial Trophy, awarded since 1981 to individuals who, like the immortal Dean, show qualities in the ‘Great Tradition’.

Seamus was an astute capture by the Toffees from Sligo Rovers in January 2009. Fittingly, Dean himself once went in the opposite direction, joining the Irish club late in his career. Seamus follows in the footsteps of many legendary winners, men like Howard Kendall, Colin Harvey, Dave Hickson, Joe Royle, Graeme Sharp and Duncan Ferguson.

The event is organised by the Everton FC Heritage Society and you could be there with other star guests on a special evening. There will be on-stage interviews, the presentation of the award, plus films. Tribute will also be paid to John Hurst, the previous recipient of the award, who passed away recently.

Tickets, priced at only £20 each, will go very quickly. There will be free parking at the Park End.

Act swiftly to be part of a very special and intimate Evertonian evening!

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Peter Moore
1 Posted 31/01/2024 at 06:38:21
What a great thing. Very well deserved by evergreen Seamus Coleman. Deserved a trophy on the field, if only his teammates were up to his high standards of quality and application through his time at the club.

Thank you, Seamus and very good luck in the rest of your career with the Toffees.

Ian Jones
2 Posted 31/01/2024 at 06:46:34
Peter, agreed re lack of a trophy for his time with us. Probably had chances to leave and win something elsewhere so credit to him for putting faith in us. A legend. Look forward to him joining the coaching staff where his legend status will no doubt come under scrutiny. 😀

One of my best memories of Seamus is being at Goodison when he played keepy uppy against Arsenal. I don't get to many matches but that was a highlight for me.

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