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v Swansea City

Tuesday 23 September K.O. 19:45

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Club Statement

Club Statement

Everton Academy coach Kevin Sheedy has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Sheedy, who was an integral part of the all-conquering Everton team of the mid-80s, will undergo surgery later this week.

The Blues legend will be away from Finch Farm for a period of time as he recovers from the operation.

The popular Irish international played 369 times for Everton, scoring 97 goals, and he is in good spirits as he faces up to his toughest opponent yet.

“It’s not ideal but I have to remain positive,” he said. “There is a history in the family.”

Kevin also urged anyone with any concerns for their own health to act quickly.

“It’s so important that people don’t ignore the early signs and symptoms and don’t be afraid to consult a GP,” he said. “After a period of rehabilitation I will return to my coaching role at Everton.”

The club has established an email address for supporters to send their messages to Kevin.
Email Sheeds@evertonfc.com and all messages will be passed to Kevin.

Jim CombesGet well soon. Best left foot in the business.

Friday 24th August 03:15 Report Comment

oliver sheedyKevin We wish you a speedy recovery and I am sure you will take great encouragement from that battling performance on Monday evening last.Get well soom and best wish to all your family

Thursday 23rd August 23:26 Report Comment

tony doyleGet well soon Kev,all the Everton Youth need to learn your skills,COYB Legend

Thursday 23rd August 19:03 Report Comment

eugene gallaghergood luck kev hang in there it has taken on a tough guy will be praying for you and your family

Thursday 23rd August 18:27 Report Comment

william bentleycome on sheeds all the young lads you coach want to learn how to use a left foot like you get well soon

Thursday 23rd August 14:02 Report Comment

Andy PearceAll Evertonians will be sending their positive thoughts your way Kev.

Thursday 23rd August 09:39 Report Comment

Tony TaylorAs every Toffee knows, God himself is an Evertonian and he will be with you throughout this Kevin. Keep your head up. Our prayers are with you.

Thursday 23rd August 08:54 Report Comment

Neil MillichipI have followed your career from Hereford to Everton. The best left peg in the business. Get well Soon Kevin.

Thursday 23rd August 06:15 Report Comment

derek john teevanget well soon kev,you are one of the everton family.

Thursday 23rd August 04:10 Report Comment

patrick liddaneGet well soon Kevin. All our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Thursday 23rd August 00:54 Report Comment

john wellsvery best wishes for a speedy and full recovery Sheedy lad hope it all goes well.

Thursday 23rd August 00:45 Report Comment

allan holdingKevin Sheedy,the sweetest left foot in 1980s football,get well soon fella.

Thursday 23rd August 00:01 Report Comment

brenton howleyget well soon sheedy lad

Wednesday 22nd August 22:20 Report Comment

Dan SorensenVery best wishes Kev, you'll beat this! Get well soon mate.

Wednesday 22nd August 22:08 Report Comment

Mick OrdYou're in our prayers Kev. All the best mate.

Wednesday 22nd August 22:04 Report Comment

Anthony LewisGood luck Kev. Hope it all works out for you

Wednesday 22nd August 21:46 Report Comment

ALAN JAMES MARTINGet well soon Kevin the youth players need your famous left foot and the club i was a left footer a rare breed they say you can overcome this best of luck Kevin

Wednesday 22nd August 21:21 Report Comment

thomas croftget well soon sheedy one of evertons all time greats

Wednesday 22nd August 20:34 Report Comment

thomas parsleyget well soon sheedy!! hope all goes well

Wednesday 22nd August 20:28 Report Comment

Martin RogersKevin you are a winner, so we know after your full and speedy recovery from the op, we will see you back at the club, doing a great job for many more years.

Wednesday 22nd August 20:22 Report Comment

norman thomasi am the same age. that time was superb as was kevin wish you all the best . the young lads needs your flair. get very well very soon.

Wednesday 22nd August 19:45 Report Comment

Julian WaitMy favourite ever Everton player. Goodison Park. Over there. Villa Park. Highbury. Rotterdam. Happy memories. Get Very Well, Very Soon. Keep Smiling.

Wednesday 22nd August 19:16 Report Comment

Simon RobinsonGet well soon Kevin,you can beat this.from a left footed blue.

Wednesday 22nd August 18:59 Report Comment

Mark DavidsonGet well soon Sheeds.

Wednesday 22nd August 18:56 Report Comment

Costas ConstantinouSpeedy recovery Kev

Wednesday 22nd August 18:47 Report Comment

ian bruce weaverget well soon sheedy true blue

Wednesday 22nd August 18:42 Report Comment

David Jacksongood luck Kev our thoughts are wlth you and your family

Wednesday 22nd August 18:40 Report Comment

steven timsonall the best kev, get well soon.can't wait to see you back

Wednesday 22nd August 18:18 Report Comment

Carl HoweyStick two fingers up to it Sheeds, just like you did to the kopites, and we'll see you back in no time at all. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

Wednesday 22nd August 18:15 Report Comment

liam-james munroGet well soon sheeds xxx LEGEND!!!

Wednesday 22nd August 17:57 Report Comment

james halewoodgood luck Kev speedy recovery

Wednesday 22nd August 17:55 Report Comment

Stephen ThomasKevin, all the best . You are in our prayers. You'll be back in no time!

Wednesday 22nd August 17:53 Report Comment

John DrewGood luck Kevin

Wednesday 22nd August 17:42 Report Comment

Paul GilbertGood Luck Kev all the very best get well soon

Wednesday 22nd August 17:20 Report Comment

wiliam williamsThoughts are with you Kev

Wednesday 22nd August 16:47 Report Comment

paul boylegood luck Kevin you will beat this no problem from irish evertonian to another

Wednesday 22nd August 16:44 Report Comment

David McCrackenI know you will get through this Kevin & will be back real SOON with the Blues next Stars. Best Wishes from ALL the Everton Scottish Fans

Wednesday 22nd August 16:35 Report Comment

JOHN JOHNSThe very best of luck Kevin, my thoughts and prayers are with you John J.

Wednesday 22nd August 16:07 Report Comment

Jan Are MelgardBest wishes from Norway, Kevin! I'm sure you'll win this one!

Wednesday 22nd August 15:57 Report Comment

john mckeownbest of luck with your operation kevin hope you will be back to carry on with what you enjoy your coaching job

Wednesday 22nd August 15:50 Report Comment

Gareth AtkinsonGet well soon Kevin, hope all goes well, the Everton family are behind you.

Wednesday 22nd August 15:50 Report Comment

thomas mcewanhope you get well soon, i know every evertonian in the world is with you

Wednesday 22nd August 15:41 Report Comment

Paul GraingerGet well soon and all the best to a true blue legend

Wednesday 22nd August 15:38 Report Comment

Ken HughesOur prayers are with you Kevin each and every day .

Wednesday 22nd August 15:13 Report Comment

Mark BarryGood luck Kevin. Hope all goes well and you are soon able to return to Goodison where you are clearly doing a great job with the youngsters.

Wednesday 22nd August 15:12 Report Comment

Stanley GordonKevin, play this as hard as you played your football and you will be fine the best of luck to you

Wednesday 22nd August 15:00 Report Comment

Sandra ParishVery best wishes sheedy you will do it mate

Wednesday 22nd August 14:41 Report Comment

andrew smithget well soon kevin hope you make a speedy recovery. from all the hereford blues....

Wednesday 22nd August 14:37 Report Comment

Martyn BarberYour left foot was like a magic wand and so to will the treatment. You'll be back teaching the kids in no time. My favourite player - class personified.

Wednesday 22nd August 14:32 Report Comment

Steve RookeBest Wishes Sheeds, with the whole Everton Family behind you and your strength you will be back before you know where your at. Good luck mate..

Wednesday 22nd August 14:25 Report Comment

Keith Daniel RobertsGet well soon Kevin. Best wishes.

Wednesday 22nd August 14:15 Report Comment

Joanna OldhamGet well soon Kevin. Hope you will soon be feeling a lot better.

Wednesday 22nd August 14:12 Report Comment

Terence MonaghanGet Well soon Kevin, hoping for a speedy recovery. Praying for you.

Wednesday 22nd August 14:11 Report Comment

Carol StewartGet well soon Sheedy. You'll be in our thoughts and our prayers xxxxx

Wednesday 22nd August 13:58 Report Comment

stuart maloneGet well soon kevin all the best for your speedy recovery

Wednesday 22nd August 13:50 Report Comment

Paul HowellsHope you have a full and speedy recovery Kev and we'll see you back at Finch Farm soon.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:43 Report Comment

Donal NeillGet weill soon Kevin. Hope you overcome this. Irish toffee.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:37 Report Comment

Seamas FarrellyBest Wishes, Kevin We will never forget your contribution to Everton and Ireland

Wednesday 22nd August 13:37 Report Comment

james thomashope everythink goes well kevin best wishes to you and your family.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:34 Report Comment

Patrick MooreStay positive Sheeds, we`re all rooting for you.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:33 Report Comment

james thomasgood luck kevin i hope everythink goes well best wishes to you and your family.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:32 Report Comment

Jan NedretvedtI wish you a quick and full recovery! Stay positive! Best, Jan.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:28 Report Comment

Andy KennedyBest wishes and hope you get well soon. A real Everton legend

Wednesday 22nd August 13:22 Report Comment

Martin ThwaiteAll the best Kevin. The Toffee family is with you.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:19 Report Comment

Timothy aka Raymond TangAll the way from Singapore, all the best to you. You have given all of us precious memories, give us one more; a goal against this setback. Really appreciate your kindness in your advice.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:15 Report Comment

James YoxallBest wishes Kevin, hope all goes well.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:11 Report Comment

james sherrattall the best to a true blue legend

Wednesday 22nd August 13:07 Report Comment

Sean HiltonGet Well soon Kevin, all the very best, hope all goes well.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:06 Report Comment

Frederick ChanGet well soon. We all with you.

Wednesday 22nd August 13:03 Report Comment

barry heyesGood luck, best wishes and get well soon Kevin!

Wednesday 22nd August 12:52 Report Comment

Raymond McNamaraKeep up the spirits Best Wishes to you and Family get well soon.

Wednesday 22nd August 12:50 Report Comment

Dan ShearonTake all the time you need- I know you'll beat this. Thinking of you and your family.

Wednesday 22nd August 12:49 Report Comment

William SprungGood luck kev.stay positive.

Wednesday 22nd August 12:48 Report Comment

Robbie WilliamsSo sorry at the news of Sheedy's illness . But he is a fighter good luck and get well soon mate [. COYB ]

Wednesday 22nd August 12:39 Report Comment

Patrick Myerscoughall the best Kevin, had bowel cancer myself some 5 1/2 years ago and now all ok, I am sure it will be the same for you, take care and look forward to you back at work

Wednesday 22nd August 12:38 Report Comment

KevinJoseph CollinsonKevin.... All will be well... Take care Friend

Wednesday 22nd August 12:37 Report Comment

Dan RoderickHeres hoping for a quick recovery for you Sheeds. All the best.

Wednesday 22nd August 12:29 Report Comment

steve baxterAll the best Kevin,hope it goes well for you and your familly

Wednesday 22nd August 12:26 Report Comment

charles chapmanget well soon kevin ..an irish legend -

Wednesday 22nd August 12:25 Report Comment

Jonathan GreenallBest wishes Kevin. All the best.

Wednesday 22nd August 12:24 Report Comment

Grant ShipcottHope you have a speedy recovery Kevin! I'm sure the thoughts of all the staff and fans at Everton are with you.

Wednesday 22nd August 12:13 Report Comment

Terence TorodeHope all goes well Kevin your a hero m8

Wednesday 22nd August 12:06 Report Comment

john fosterhope your back on your feet soon kevin best wishes

Wednesday 22nd August 11:46 Report Comment

Kevin HoldenWould like to wish you all the very best with your recovery Mr Sheedy, hope all goes well and your back at Finch Farm soon..

Wednesday 22nd August 11:40 Report Comment

John Banksget well soon Sheeds

Wednesday 22nd August 11:36 Report Comment

Andrew PBest wishes for a quick recovery Sheeds.

Wednesday 22nd August 11:33 Report Comment

Murray PaulVery best wishes for a speedy recovery Kevin

Wednesday 22nd August 11:28 Report Comment

Carl HodgsonGet well soon Kevin hope all goes well.

Wednesday 22nd August 11:19 Report Comment

Mathew GillGood luck Kevin lad lets hope you fly through this like you used to down our wing, all the best

Wednesday 22nd August 11:11 Report Comment

Eric MatthewsTake as much time as you need kev,and I hope for the best for yourself. cant wait to have you back for we need do need you

Wednesday 22nd August 10:55 Report Comment
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