Your Stoke Memories
Reasons why you recall previous games against the Potters.
Kevin Mirallas’ superb solo goal and Tim Cahill’s last-minute winner are just a couple of memories that the Everton versus Stoke City fixture conjures up from the Premier League era.
The Blues face-off against the Potters again this Saturday at Goodison Park – and we’ve been asking for your favourite recollections of this fixture from years gone by via our social media platforms.
There may have only been 11 meetings between the teams in the last 28 years – but dating back to the sixties, seventies and eighties this was a regular match on the calendar.
Here are some of the reasons why you particularly recall Everton’s previous clashes with the Staffordshire outfit.
Tickets for Saturday’s 3pm kick-off at Goodison Park are still available – adult prices start at £32, with juniors half price.
To book your seats, click here or call 0871 663 1878*. Alternatively, visit the Park End Box Office, Everton Two in Liverpool One or TicketQuarter in Queen Square.
Also, don't forget to get involved in the social media pre-match chatter by using #EFCSCFC. Your Tweet or Facebook post could feature on our new match centre later this week.
"My first Everton game was against Stoke for my ninth birthday in October 1969. I was sat in the old Goal Stand at the Park End and the score was 6-2." Paul Greensmith
"Living in Stoke and being young, I was taken to my first ever football match which was Stoke versus Everton in the FA Cup. I sat in my full Everton kit, all covered up with thermals in the Boothen End. If I remember correctly Alan Stubbs scored a peach of a free-kick - but I was prevented from celebrating by my cousins, who were holding me down. Loyalty confirmed!" Jesse James McCoy
"I recall Howard Kendall opening the windows of the changing rooms at the old Victoria ground for his team talk before the FA Cup game in 1984. Instead of giving his pre-game talk, he just told the players to listen to the travelling Everton fans singing so loudly. We won the tie and we then beat Watford in the final. I was at both games." Tommy Webb
"I recall the Wales national anthem in memory of Gary Speed in 2011. The game was irrelevant that day - it was all about showing Everton's class." Sean Ready
"In the 1984 FA Cup third round, we were cheered on by at least 10,000 Blues. We won the tie 2-0 with Alan Irvine scoring the first. As you all know, we went on to win the cup." Geoff Handley
"My very first game was against Stoke – in 1984/85 and we won 4-0. It was memorable because Reidy scored! Enough said." Nick Wood
"A memory is Tim Cahill heading us to victory against Stoke in 2008, which resulted in us winning 3-2. I got the tickets for my 13th birthday and now I'm 18." Courtney Nancollas
"The first game I ever saw at Goodison was Everton 3-0 Stoke in 1968. I was six years old - Alan Ball (2) and Joe Royle scored. I was hooked." Ian Connor