To celebrate Everton’s retro day at the Hull City fixture this Saturday, the Club teamed up with the Liverpool Echo to run a heart-warming competition to rediscover fans’ football photos from days gone by.
We received hundreds of entries from supporters all keen to relive their Everton memories and not ashamed one bit of their choice of clothing or hairstyle from yesteryear!
Everton’s Director of Communications, Alan Myers, and the Echo’s Deputy Sports Editor, David Prentice, had the enjoyable task of picking the best five entries.
Congratulations to Tommy Roberts, Richard Humphrey, Jeff Gillen, Julie Moore and Steve Maher, who will all receive two tickets to Everton versus Hull City and a VIP behind-the-scenes stadium tour before the game with Club legend Graeme Sharp.
The winners will also have their picture taken with more legends pitch side and receive a 1960s replica shirt signed by Howard Kendall.
The Blues’ retro fixture will see the matchday programme specially produced in a 1960s style and classic highlights played out on the big screens before kick-off.
To bring back the great memories of footballing days gone by, former players, a retro band and even a traditional adult Toffee Lady will all be on hand in the Fan Zone before the match.
For the first time, the Fan Zone will also reopen after the game so that supporters can get involved in post-match analysis with a former player and watch highlights of the game.
Junior Evertonians can welcome the players to the stadium from 12.30pm along the Players’ Parade and get their hands on a host of giveaways, including classic football rattles, Everton rosettes and old-school pin badges.
A 1960s tribute band will be playing musical classics to create a nostalgic atmosphere, while the food stands will be offering fare more synonymous with football in the 1970s and 1980s alongside their usual options.
And to bring the retro atmosphere to life, the Club is also urging all Blues fans to dig out their retro shirts and scarves for the match, and encouraging junior fans to find their parents' old shirts to show they know their history!
Goodison’s special guests also continue the retro vibe with Sir Geoff Hurst, Ray Wilson and Derek Temple in attendance. Supporters can also enjoy a scene from The Dixie Dean Story in the Fan Zone before kick-off.
Everton’s Facebook and Twitter pages will also receive some retro treatment. To make sure you are involved online, use the hastag #EFCretro.
Secure your ticket for the game now by clicking here or calling 0871 663 1878*.
Alternatively, visit either the Park End Box Office, Everton Two in Liverpool One or TicketQuarter in Queen Square. Tickets start from £32 for adults and only £16 for Under-16s.