home: Jeffers Recalls 4-4 Derby Rollercoaster

Wednesday 28 February is the deadline for renewing Season Ticket holders to take advantage of our 11-month Direct Debit option for 2018/19. 

As part of our 2018/19 Season Ticket campaign, ‘home’, we are asking Evertonians for their memories of Goodison Park.

Today it’s the turn of none other than former Toffees striker turned Under-23s assistant coach Francis Jeffers. 

Born into an avid family of Evertonians, Jeffers grew up just a stone’s throw from the Grand Old Lady, on Goodison Road.

He would go on to realise his boyhood dream of playing for his beloved Blues, and hit 22 goals in 82 appearances during two spells with the Club.

Those early memories of watching on from the stands, however, are just as precious.

And there was one famously exhilarating Merseyside derby Jeffers recalls where the drama all got a little too much for the then 10-year-old…

“When I think of one that sticks out – it’s the 4-4 against Liverpool [in the FA Cup fifth round replay of 1991],” he says. “I left the ground twice because Liverpool had scored. We equalised in the last minute and I ran back in and found another seat, or stood on the terraces as it was then. 

“Then I was back out again [when Liverpool went 4-3 ahead in extra-time], nearly crying, and then back in because we’d equalised again. They’re the days I remember.”

Watch the video above to hear Franny's story in full or, alternatively, click here. Users of the Official Everton App can also navigate to the ‘Video’ section.

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Jeffers (second from the left) in his Everton home kit.


As part of our 2018/19 Season Ticket campaign, ‘home’, we have been asking YOU for your memories of Goodison Park.

We have heard moving tales of Evertonians meeting their heroes, Blues savouring their first ever trips to the Grand Old Lady, and fans hailing their favourite ever players.

All these stories and many more can be found via our dedicated 'Home' Tumblr site here.

It's also not too late to add your own stories or favourite memories of roaring on the Blues at Goodison Park.

Whether it's a particular moment of on-pitch magic, an unexpected encounter, a bizarre event, a great goal, or simply one that means something unique to you, let us know via the form here and your Everton tale could be added to our ever-growing fan log.

Wednesday 28 February is the deadline for renewing Season Ticket holders to take advantage of our 11-month Direct Debit option for 2018/19. 

For more on Season Tickets, including prices, payment options and key dates, click here.




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