Souvenir 62/63 Programme
Special edition matchday magazine for Saturday's visit of Fulham.
The heroes of Everton's 1962/63 championship-winning side will be celebrated at Goodison Park on Saturday when the Club marks the impending 50th anniversary of the triumph.
And the matchday programme will serve as a unique reminder of their unforgettable accomplishments!
The special edition offering features several of those who helped claim the Club's sixth league crown, with Alex Scott, Dennis Stevens, Roy Vernon, Derek Temple and Alex Young the stars of the cover.
Inside, former forward Temple recounts his memories of that memorable campaign and recalls just how gifted the squad was.
“There was a lot of skill in the side,” he says. “Roy Vernon was a tremendous player. Then you had Alex Young as well.
“We always scored goals but Harry Catterick was very committed to defence. He would always say, ‘you are going out with a point, don’t come back with less than a point’. Of course, invariably we would come back with two!”
We have also included several pages from the souvenir magazine that was published at the time, a fantastic piece of memorabilia, and certainly one that will give a flavour of just how big an achievement it was for the Blues.
And we also have all the usual features as well.
Ex-Fulham striker Barry Hayles helps us assess Saturday’s opposition, while there is a focus on how Alan Stubbs' youngsters sealed top spot in Group 1 of the Barclays Under-21 Premier League.
Finally, the featured player for Saturday’s programme is Victor Anichebe, who has been in superb form in recent weeks.
The big Nigerian has drawn plaudits from all corners of the game and reveals how he is coming to terms with his enormous potential and how a willingness to work hard on and off the pitch has seen him complete 90 minutes on a more consistent basis.
Young, Temple, Billy Bingham and Tony Kay will all be guests of honour at Saturday's game.
Tributes will also be paid at half-time to the late Catterick (1919-1985), as well as players Brian Labone (1940-2006), Brian Harris (1935-2008), Gordon West (1943-2012), Albert Dunlop (1932-1990), Alex Parker (1935-2010), Alex Scott (1937-2001), Dennis Stevens (1933-2012), Roy Vernon (1937-1993) and George Heslop (1940-2006).
Tickets for Saturday's game - one which could yet prove vital in the race for Europe - are available to buy online here or by calling 0871 663 1878.
Alternatively, fans can visit the Park End Box Office at Goodison Park, Everton Two in Liverpool One or TicketQuarter in Queen Square.
Saturday's programme will be available at Goodison Park before the game or from Everton One, Everton Two and sellers in Liverpool city centre from Friday.
You can also download the programme digitally. For more information, click here.