1961 - 1980
Stories of the Era
The love affair with the FA Cup reared its head once again in 1968, but Everton were below par at Wembley and a Jeff Astle goal gave West Brom a 1-0 final success.
Harry Catterick knew that he still had players of supreme quality at his disposal - Kendall, Harvey, Ball, Royle, Labone, Hurst, West - and, sure enough, in 1969-70 it all came together in one glorious Championship campaign.
Joe Royle top scored with 23 goals and Everton were a full nine points clear of Leeds United at the end of the season. Consistency was the key to the success. Royle, Wright, West and Hurst were all ever-present, Morrisey missed just one match and Ball missed five.
All Evertonians prepared themselves for a decade of continued strength and triumph, but it just never happened.