The build up to Colin Harvey's Testimonial match at Goodison
Park on Sunday began to gather momentum this afternoon when he met
Everton meet Bologna at the weekend with the proceeds from the
fixture going to the BlueBlood Former Players Foundation, and
they've nominated Colin as their own beneficiary.
The normally reticent ex-Blues player, coach and manager was
back at Goodison today to tell, and re-tell, his own remarkable
Representatives of the national written press, local and
national radio and television all gathered in the Dixie Dean Lounge
to lap up the words of wisdom from one of the club's greatest
Amongst many other topics, Colin waxed lyrical about his
memorable debut in the San Siro Stadium, Milan, in 1963, he
compared the title-winning sides of 1970 and 1985 and he gave his
own expert opinion on the emergence of Wayne Rooney.
"I'm not one for speaking publicly, which I think
everybody knows," smiled Colin.
"But having said that, it's always nice to reminisce
and it's also nice that so many people still want to hear from
ex-players like myself.
"I'm looking forward to Sunday, it will a proud day for
myself and the family and I just hope that the two teams give the
fans a good game to enjoy."