var timelineData = {"timeline":{"headline":"Timeline: The history of Everton","type":"default","text":"\u003cp\u003eWelcome to the history of Everton Football Club. We have a glorious history founded on a rich tradition of innovation, bravery and determination to live up to the motto \u0027Nil Satis Nisi Optimum\u0027. This interactive Timeline delivers our history via image galleries, articles, excerpts, video clips and social media links. Scroll using the tool above and utilise the zoom functionality to open up even more detail about the famous events in the history of a football club that has played more top flight games than any other.\u003c/p\u003e","date":[{"startDate":"1986,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"Lineker\u0027s Departure","text":"Gary Lineker scored 40 goals in all competitions during one season at Goodison - but after winning the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, the England striker was transferred to Barcelona for \u0026pound;2.2m.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Gary Lineker"}},{"startDate":"2007,04,24","endDate":"","headline":"Alan Ball Passes Away","text":"Almost exactly a year after Everton lost Brian Labone, the footballing world said farewell to a true giant of the game - Alan Ball.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Alan Ball"}},{"startDate":"2015,12,19","endDate":"","headline":"Rom Sets New Premier League Best","text":"Romelu Lukaku finds the net for the eighth successive league game in an eventual 3-2 defeat against Leicester City. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Belgian\u0027s run is the best by any Blues player since the advent of the Premier League as he becomes the first player since Dave Hickson in 1954 to score in eight straight league outings.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Romelu Lukaku celebrates after netting for the eighth successive Premier League game."}},{"startDate":"1933,04,14","endDate":"1933,04,28","headline":"The Cup Squad Presented","text":"An intriguing insight into the squad of players from Goodison as they prepared for an FA Cup final clash with Manchester City. As they sought to secure their first Cup success in 27 years, the showreel proclaimed them as favourites for the Cup - and it would prove to be prophetic.\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"A British Pathe showreel previewing Everton\u0027s FA Cup final clash with Manchester City in 1933."}},{"startDate":"1972,12,01","endDate":"","headline":"Harper\u0027s Move","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton secured the services of prolific Aberdeen goalscorer Joe Harper. A fee of \u0026pound;180,000 was agreed for the forward. He failed to replicate his form though, only netting 14 goals in 48 appearances.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Joe Harper"}},{"startDate":"1888,03,06","endDate":"1888,09,08","headline":"How We Joined The Football League","text":"The story of how we became one of the 12 founder clubs of the Football League.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"William McGregor"}},{"startDate":"1879,12,20","endDate":"","headline":"First Game As EFC","text":"The first game after a name change to Everton Football Club takes place at Stanley Park against St Peter\u0027s. Everton win 6-0.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe first Everton players carried the goalposts, fixed them into hand-crafted sockets and marked out the lines.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThere was no admission charged and those few who gathered to watch the forerunners of some of the game\u0027s elite were at the mercy of the notoriously inclement North-West weather. Dressing room facilities were simply non-existent.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSadly, the local newspapers reported the score only \u0026ndash; no teams or scorers \u0026ndash; so the names of the men who played in that historic match are lost forever.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003eClick here\u003c/a\u003e for more details.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1996,10,30","endDate":"","headline":"Barmby Breaks Record","text":"Joe Royle invested a club record \u0026pound;5.75m to secure England international Nick Barmby from Middlesbrough. Barmby made 116 appearances in four years with the Blues before a controversial switch to Liverpool.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Royle and Barmby"}},{"startDate":"1889,03,30","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Finish Eighth","text":"\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eEverton record a 3-1 final-day victory over Blackburn Rovers to secure an eighth-place finish in the first ever Football League table. The Club had been as high as fourth in late November but fell away after a run of just one win in nine games. Edgar Chadwick (left) was one of the stars of that campaign, scoring six goals.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Edgar Chadwick"}},{"startDate":"1960,06,23","endDate":"1973,08,15","headline":"Sir John Moores\u0027 Influence","text":"\u003cp\u003eRarely have the fortunes of a football club been transformed so swiftly and so spectacularly than the rise experienced by Everton under the visionary leadership of John Moores.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Sir John Moores"}},{"startDate":"2013,05,25","endDate":"","headline":"New Crest Launched","text":"Everton unveiled a new Crest for the first time in 13 years following the 2012/13 campaign.\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"The 2013 Everton crest"}},{"startDate":"1951,05,05","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Drop Down A Division","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton\u0026nbsp;were relegated for the second - and last time -\u0026nbsp;with a sorry 6-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. The bottom three sides finished on level points, but the Blues\u0026nbsp;ended bottom\u0026nbsp;on goal difference and goals scored.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1951 team"}},{"startDate":"1897,04,10","endDate":"","headline":"Second FA Cup Final","text":"\u003cp\u003eJack Bell becomes the first Everton player to score in an FA Cup final, but\u0026nbsp;Everton lose 3-2 to Aston Villa in front of 45,067 spectators at Fallowfield in Manchester - with all of the goals coming before half-time.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"The 1897 FA Cup Final"}},{"startDate":"1995,05,20","endDate":"","headline":"Snapshot: Dogs Of War","text":"Everton\u0027s FA Cup triumph of 1995 raised hopes of a new era of Toffees success. Read the thoughts of two stars of that Wembley victory over Manchester United, Joe Parkinson and Matt Jackson, on the pressures of being cup winners, playing in Europe and why Joe Royle\u0027s \u0027Dogs of War\u0027 never hit the heights many had predicted. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Dogs of war"}},{"startDate":"2008,03,12","endDate":"","headline":"European Progess","text":"The 2007/08 campaign marked Everton\u0026rsquo;s most successful European excursion for 23 years, reaching the last 16 of the Uefa Cup and winning eight of their 10 fixtures in the process.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Everton in Europe 2007/08"}},{"startDate":"1991,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"Nil Satis Returns","text":"After eight years with the same Crest, the Club opted for a major change in 1991, restoring a look that was more akin to Theo Kelly\u0027s classic 1938 design. Out went any mention of \u0027Everton\u0027 or \u0027EFC\u0027 but, along with the shield, Nil Satis Nisi Optimum returned. Modified versions of the tower and laurel wreaths also appeared.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1991 Crest"}},{"startDate":"1995,05,20","endDate":"","headline":"Semi Final Success","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton had not conceded a goal in the 1995 season\u0026rsquo;s FA Cup campaign and had seen off the likes of Newcastle United and Norwich City to set up this meeting with Spurs at Elland Road.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBut that defensive record would be tested against a Hotspur side spearheaded by Teddy Sheringham and Jurgen Klinsmann, so much so that the national press had already started looking forward to a Tottenham v United final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBut 90 minutes of scintillating \u0026ndash; and at times bizarre \u0026ndash; football later, Everton had spoiled those plans - prompting Joe Royle, as he took a seat for his post-match press conference, to quip \u0027sorry for ruining the dream final lads\u0027.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1967,03,11","endDate":"","headline":"105,000 Witness Cup Triumph","text":"This British Pathe showreel reveals how 105,000 Merseyside football fans were able to watch a famous Merseyside derby FA Cup clash at both Goodison and Anfield in March 1967. Alan Ball netted the only goal of the game to seal Everton\u0027s passage to the next round. Their cup adventure that season was halted in the 6th round by Nottingham Forest.\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"A news feature on a special TV simul-cast at Anfield of Everton\u0027s 1-0 FA Cup fifth round victory over Liverpool at Goodison."}},{"startDate":"1966,05,14","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Battle Back To Win Cup","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton rallied from 2-0 down in the FA Cup final to win 3-2 \u0026ndash; thanks to two goals from the improbable hero Mike Trebilcock. Derek Temple had the last word though, netting the winner.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1966 FA Cup winners"}},{"startDate":"1954,04,29","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Back In Top Flight","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton finished second in Division Two and achieved promotion, with Dave Hickson scoring 28 goals in the league and cup. But John Willie Parker\u0026nbsp;was top scorer with\u0026nbsp;31. This\u0026nbsp;would be\u0026nbsp;the Club\u0027s\u0026nbsp;last season outside of the top flight.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1954 promotion winning side"}},{"startDate":"1985,05,18","endDate":"","headline":"No Triple Joy","text":"Days after\u0026nbsp;adding the European Cup Winners Cup to their league crown, Howard Kendall\u0027s heroes fell one short of a unique hat-trick of trophies, beaten by an extra-time Norman Whiteside goal for Man Utd in the FA\u0026nbsp;Cup Final.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1985 FA Cup final"}},{"startDate":"1928,05,05","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Giant: Dixie Dean","text":"Read our profile of Everton\u0027s greatest ever player \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=09139929D22E428999511191E07E41F8\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e.\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1984,08,18","endDate":"1985,05,18","headline":"The Greatest Season","text":"On 18 August 1984, at Wembley no less, Everton embarked on what would become the most successful season in the Club\u0027s long and illustrious history.\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Sheedy and Ratcliffe"}},{"startDate":"1950,10,10","endDate":"","headline":"Record For Potts","text":"Harry Potts was signed for a then Club record of \u0026pound;20,000 from Burnley - where he was revered as a hero. An inside-forward, he was less influential for the Toffees during a difficult period for the Club.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Harry Potts"}},{"startDate":"1994,08,27","endDate":"","headline":"Amo Signs In","text":"\u003ca href=\"\u0026amp;player_id=11\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eDaniel Amokachi\u003c/a\u003e became the Club\u0027s record transfer, surpassing Tony Cottee\u0027s record which had stood for six years when Mike Walker invested \u0026pound;3m for the Nigerian international\u0027s services from Club Brugge.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Daniel Amokachi"}},{"startDate":"2005,01,04","endDate":"","headline":"Beattie Breaks Record","text":"\u003cp\u003eAs Everton battled for a top four finish, David Moyes sealed the biggest transfer of his tenure - and the biggest in the Club\u0027s history at that time - signing England international striker James Beattie from Southampton for \u0026pound;6m.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"James Beattie signs"}},{"startDate":"2016,06,14","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Appoint Koeman","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton confirm the appointment of Ronald Koeman as manager on a three-year contract to June 2019.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026ldquo;I am very excited to be Everton manager,\u0026rdquo; said the new Blues boss following the announcement. \u0026ldquo;I believe in the Club, in the team, in the fans and in our ability to achieve things in the future.\u0026rdquo;\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"Watch the new Blues boss as he meets the media following his appointment earlier this week."}},{"startDate":"1963,03,12","endDate":"","headline":"Pickering Picked","text":"When Harry Catterick required a new goalscorer, Fred Pickering was the man he selected. Prolific for Blackburn, he was secured for a Club record fee of \u0026pound;85,000. He went on to net\u0026nbsp;70 goals from\u0026nbsp;115 appearances.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Fred Pickering"}},{"startDate":"1994,05,07","endDate":"","headline":"The Great Escape","text":"Everton beat Wimbledon 3-2 ON THIS DAY in 1994 on one of the most nail-biting afternoon\u0027s in the Club\u0027s history.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGraham Stuart netted twice, either side of a belter from Barry Horne as the Blues came from 2-0 down to save their top-flight status with minutes to spare. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRead the full story of The Great Escape \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=7E6DEDE68C6B412A9B7AD0CD74652530\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e.\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Mike Walker"}},{"startDate":"1993,09,26","endDate":"1999,12,24","headline":"The Peter Johnson Era","text":"\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003ePeter Johnson was the last Everton chairman to experience the elation of seeing silverware come to Goodison Park.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eBut his four year tenure as Blues chairman was often controversial and ended in ignominious fashion.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"johnson"}},{"startDate":"1960,11,10","endDate":"","headline":"The Golden Vision","text":"He became the Everton Giant for the 1960s.\u0026nbsp;He was a\u0026nbsp;midfielder with an outstanding range of passing and who oozed class. He was signed from Hearts for a Club record of \u0026pound;40,000.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Alex Young"}},{"startDate":"2011,05,19","endDate":"","headline":"Baines Cleans Up","text":"Leighton Baines wins three awards at the 2010/11 End of Season Awards, claiming player, players\u0027 player and goal of the season.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Leighton Baines"}},{"startDate":"2013,10,03","endDate":"","headline":"Fans Choose Next Crest","text":"For the first time, Everton fans were given the opportunity to vote for the Club\u0027s next crest and the winning design was revealed by manager Roberto Martinez on 3 October 2013. The new iteration came into use at the beginning of the 2014/15 season.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1985,01,01","endDate":"","headline":"Snods Meets... Howard Kendall","text":"In this exclusive interview recorded in 2015, Everton\u0027s most successful ever boss talks to one of his 1989 signings about his successes at Goodison Park and sparkling career in the game."},{"startDate":"1927,08,01","endDate":"1928,05,05","headline":"The Men Who\u0027d Be Kings","text":"\u003cp\u003eThe Blues\u0026nbsp;were crowned champions of England for the third time in their history, finishing three points clear of Huddersfield Town.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1928 title winning side"}},{"startDate":"1966,07,12","endDate":"1966,07,25","headline":"World Cup At Goodison","text":"\u003cp\u003eA World Cup semi-final between West Germany and Soviet Union took place at Goodison. Everton\u0027s home was the only English ground outside Wembley to host a World Cup semi-final. But there were other fixtures played at the Old Lady as well - including the great Pele gracing the Goodison turf.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"World Cup at Goodison"}},{"startDate":"2015,06,29","endDate":"","headline":"2014/15: What They Said","text":"From the successes of the Europa League and another memorable meeting with Manchester United, to players netting their first goals for the Club or stepping out in the royal blue for the 400th time, above we bring you the story of the 2014/15 campaign as it happened, in the words of the key protagonists.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"2002,03,16","endDate":"","headline":"Unsworth Gives Moyes Perfect Start","text":"\u003cp\u003eDavid Moyes\u0027 first game as Everton manager brought a 2-1 win over Fulham on 16 March 2002. David Unsworth remembers scoring the first goal of the Scotsman\u0027s reign after just 27 seconds.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"David Unsworth"}},{"startDate":"2002,03,13","endDate":"","headline":"Smith Sacked","text":"The Everton board removed Smith as manager with the club languishing near the relegation zone as the campaign entered the final stages.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Walter Smith"}},{"startDate":"1889,09,02","endDate":"","headline":"Influential George Mahon","text":"\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eA prominent accountant, staunch Methodist and church organist, he was the man at the forefront of a move which led Everton away from the Anfield Stadium which had been their home for eight years, to a bold new future at a palatial and purpose built stadium on Goodison Road. He also became the first man to hold the title of Chairman of Everton Football Club.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"mahon"}},{"startDate":"2013,05,09","endDate":"","headline":"Moyes\u0027 Departure Announced","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton confirmed David Moyes would leave the Club at the end of the 2012/13 season. The manager had met Chairman Bill Kenwright and revealed his desire to join Manchester United following the completion of his contract in the summer of 2013. Moyes had been appointed in March 2002, taking charge of the team on over 500 occasions including four European campaigns during his 11 year spell at the Goodison helm. His final two games as Everton manager would be the remaining Premier League matches against West Ham United and Chelsea.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"David Moyes"}},{"startDate":"1893,03,25","endDate":"","headline":"First FA Cup Final","text":"\u003cp\u003eThe Toffees reach their maiden FA Cup final, but lose 1-0 to Wolves at Fallowfield in Manchester.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWolves captain Harry Allen scored the only goal on the hour mark.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"The 1893 FA Cup Final"}},{"startDate":"1968,03,03","endDate":"","headline":"Tricky Leicester Overcome","text":"\u003cp\u003eA visit to Filbert Street in the 6th round of the FA Cup en route to Wembley in 1968 resulted in a hard-fought but fully deserved 3-1 win for Harry Catterick\u0027s men, with the goals coming from Howard Kendall and a Jimmy Husband brace.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"The Blues overcame a stubborn Leicester challenge in the 6th round of the 1968 FA Cup."}},{"startDate":"1958,09,01","endDate":"","headline":"Collins Class","text":"Bobby Collins\u0026nbsp;may have been only 5ft 3ins - but he was a powerhouse midfielder who won the hearts of Evertonians following his Club record transfer from Celtic for \u0026pound;23,500. A tough Scot - he also went on to excel at Leeds.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Bobby Collins"}},{"startDate":"1925,08,01","endDate":"1926,01,01","headline":"1925 Squad In Training","text":"\u003cp\u003eThe 1925 Everton squad being put through their paces in front of the TV cameras in this intriguing silent news reel from the era of Dixie Dean and co.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"SfXAE4E_WCg","credit":"","caption":"The 1925 Everton squad being put through their paces in front of the TV cameras."}},{"startDate":"1998,05,07","endDate":"","headline":"Youth Cup Glory","text":"A team that included Leon Osman, Richard Dunne, Francis Jeffers, Danny Cadamarteri and Tony Hibbert defeated Blackburn 5-3 on aggregate to win the biggest trophy in youth football.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1933,03,03","endDate":"","headline":"Luton Trounced At Goodison","text":"\u003cp\u003eOn the third day of the third month of 1933, more than 55,000 fans packed into Goodison Park to see the Blues put Luton Town to the sword by six goals to nil in an FA Cup tie. Surprisingly on such a free-scoring day, Dixie Dean only netted one, with the other goals coming from Jimmy Dunn, Jimmy Stein (2) and Tommy Johnson (2).\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"A news reel reflecting on an FA Cup trouncing of Luton Town."}},{"startDate":"2015,04,17","endDate":"","headline":"Goodbye To The Greatest","text":"It was with immense sadness that Everton Football Club learned of the passing of Howard Kendall on 17 October 2015. He was 69. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe most successful manager in the history of the Club and one of the greatest players ever to pull on the royal blue jersey, his death sparked an outpouring of emotion, with tributes flooding in from across the world of football.\u0026nbsp; \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nScroll through a selection of those tributes by clicking \u003ca href=\"\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e or read the story of his career as both a player and a manager below. \u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"Evertonians line the streets outside Goodison to say farewell to Club legend Howard Kendall."}},{"startDate":"1992,02,20","endDate":"","headline":"Premier League Formed","text":"How football changed forever - and the pivotal role played by Everton\u0027s very own Sir Philip Carter.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Sir Philip Carter"}},{"startDate":"1985,05,16","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Giant: Neville Southall","text":"\u003cp\u003eOur profile of the legendary goalkeeper.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Neville Southall"}},{"startDate":"1961,04,17","endDate":"","headline":"The School of Science","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton\u0027s footballing philosophy during the 1960s helped them regain the moniker \u0027The School of Science\u0027.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"\u0026f=videos\u0026d=AR3NV6Cgkoy_va-XvrWAn08O88HsQjpE1a8d1GxQnGDm\u0026app=youtube_gdata","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"Learn about the origins and meaning of the School of Science."}},{"startDate":"1930,08,30","endDate":"1931,05,02","headline":"Blues Bounce Back","text":"\u003cp\u003eDixie Dean ran riot in Division Two and scored 39 league goals in 37 appearances.\u0026nbsp; The Blues scored five or more goals on no less than eight occasions in the league - 11 in all competitions - on the way to clinching the title and subsequent promotion.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1976,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"Crest Gets New Look","text":"After four seasons of consistency, the Club made a slight alteration to its Crest, dropping the calligraphic font and instead opting for this simple representation of the EFC lettering.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"An early EFC motif"}},{"startDate":"1968,05,18","endDate":"","headline":"Astle Ends Hopes","text":"Two years after a famous comeback against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup final, Harry Catterick\u0027s side couldn\u0027t repeat the feat - losing 1-0 after extra-time to Jeff Astle\u0027s strike for West Brom at Wembley.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Everton lose out in the 1968 World Cup final"}},{"startDate":"1979,08,12","endDate":"","headline":"Hartford\u0027s Record Arrival","text":"Gordon Lee broke the Club transfer record for the first time in his reign by signing forward Asa Hartford for \u0026pound;500,000 from Nottingham Forest.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Asa Hartford"}},{"startDate":"1984,05,01","endDate":"","headline":"Youth Cup Win","text":"Everton won the FA Youth Cup for the second time courtesy of a 4-2 aggregate victory over Stoke City. It came a year after they had lost in the final in extra-time to Norwich City. The side included \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=B7E7490DEF5B4B08A6D3CFB3FE5AEF3B\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003eRob Wakenshaw\u003c/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e(pictured),\u0026nbsp;\u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=B503A112A3D04A60820704DE45E8B101\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003eIan Marshall\u003c/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=0D565CC58340432E8CBF6125DFA27E76\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003eStuart Rimmer\u003c/a\u003e.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Youth Cup win - 1985"}},{"startDate":"1948,09,18","endDate":"","headline":"Record Attendance Set","text":"\u003cp\u003e78,229 fans were at Goodison Park for the Everton\u0027s highest-ever league attendance ON THIS DAY in 1948. Unsurprisingly, it was for a derby match against Liverpool and\u0026nbsp;Ephraim \u0027Jock\u0027 Dodds scored for the Blues to secure a 1-1 draw.\u0026nbsp;The attendance figure is the fourth-highest for a domestic game outside of Wembley Stadium.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Record Attendance"}},{"startDate":"2007,08,29","endDate":"","headline":"Yak Joins Everton","text":"David Moyes broke the Everton transfer record for the third time in his tenure, completing the signing of Yakubu for \u0026pound;11.25m, eclipsing the previous record paid for Andrew Johnson.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Moyes and Yakubu"}},{"startDate":"1977,04,23","endDate":"","headline":"Denied By Decision","text":"\u003cp\u003eThe Blues were harshly denied another trip to Wembley - this time in the FA Cup. A decision by referee Clive Thomas\u0026nbsp;to deny Brian Hamilton a good goal in the final minute of\u0026nbsp;the semi-final against Liverpool ended Everton\u0027s Cup ambitions.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Clive Thomas"}},{"startDate":"1979,10,04","endDate":"","headline":"Gidman Lands","text":"Gordon Lee set about bolstering the defence by securing promising young defender John Gidman from Aston Villa. And he set a Club record in doing so - paying \u0026pound;650,000 for the right-back.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"John Gidman"}},{"startDate":"2016,01,13","endDate":"","headline":"Howard Reaches 350","text":"Tim Howard became the first player to reach 350 Premier League appearances for Everton on this day in 2016. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFittingly, the American kept a clean sheet as the Blues earned a respectable goalless draw at Manchester City.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Tim Howard became the first player to reach 350 Premier League appearances for Everton. "}},{"startDate":"1974,02,10","endDate":"","headline":"The Latch Lands","text":"Bob Latchford justified every penny of his Club record \u0026pound;350,000 transfer fee from Birmingham City during his time at Goodison Park. A prolific hitman, he became the first player in six years to score 30 league goals during the 1977/78 season.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Bob Latchford"}},{"startDate":"1906,04,21","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Giant: Jack Sharp","text":"Jack Sharp was an apt name for a winger of breathtaking brilliance, who combined impeccable sportsmanship with his outstanding talents in two sporting fields.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Jack Sharp"}},{"startDate":"1961,04,17","endDate":"","headline":"Catterick Takes Top Job","text":"\u003cp\u003eHarry Catterick\u0026nbsp;was appointed Everton manager, succeeding Johnny Carey. Catterick, a former centre-forward for the Blues, would prove to be an inspired appointment as he went on to orchestrate the\u0026nbsp;additions of several new items of silverware to the Goodison Park trophy cabinet.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Harry Catterick"}},{"startDate":"1995,08,13","endDate":"","headline":"Samways Shines","text":"Vinny Samways scored the winning goal in the Charity Shield as Everton defeated league champions Blackburn at Wembley. Samways had not figured in the FA Cup final a few months earlier.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Vinnie Samways"}},{"startDate":"1892,09,02","endDate":"","headline":"Goodison\u0027s First Game","text":"There are few sporting stadiums in the world that boast more history and theatre than Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe \u0026lsquo;Grand Old Lady\u0026rsquo; - the first purpose-built football venue on the globe - has hosted more top-flight league matches than any other ground in England.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGoodison is steeped in tradition, with hundreds upon hundreds of fixtures - including a World Cup semi-final - having taken place since the first 90\u0026ndash;minute match was played on the hallowed turf 123 years ago.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nOn 2 September 1892, Bolton Wanderers were the first side to be welcomed to the Club\u0026rsquo;s new base for a friendly game.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAn estimated crowd of 12,000 had attended the ground\u0026rsquo;s official opening ceremony a week earlier - and almost as many people turned out to see the Blues run out 4-2 winners against the Trotters.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAn attendance of that size had looked doubtful thanks to some pretty unfavourable weather pre-match - but those who did brave the conditions saw a fantastic comeback from the home side.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton, wearing their new Club colours of salmon and dark blue stripes, had started on the back-foot amid an air of expectancy from the local support. Indeed, the Toffees trailed 2-0 through an early brace from Scottish striker James Cassidy.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBut the Blues XI, selected by Dick Molyneux, then put on an exhibition, with Fred Geary (pictured below) pulling a goal back and, in the process, earning the title of the first Everton player to score a goal at Goodison.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cimg height=\"264\" alt=\"Fred Geary 470\" width=\"470\" src=\"\" /\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAlex Latta then equalised and the contest was turned on its head before the half-time break thanks to Edgar Chadwick.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win was rubber-stamped in the second half thanks to an effort from Dickie Boyle.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe friendly had acted as a dress rehearsal to the first competitive fixture at Goodison - which took place against Nottingham Forest only 24 hours later!\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nOver 14,000 supporters this time battled against the wind and rain to watch Everton kick-off the new league season with a 2-2 draw.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Toffees crushed Manchester United 6-0 later that September to register their first competitive win at Goodison and at the end of their debut season at the stadium, a third-place finish was secured\n\u003cp \u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Goodison Park 1905 750x422"}},{"startDate":"1934,07,01","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Visit The Canaries","text":"In 1934, an Everton team including the great Dixie Dean became the first English team to make what was then regarded an adventurous voyage to Tenerife.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Players on the Canaries tour"}},{"startDate":"1954,02,20","endDate":"","headline":"Hickson In Action","text":"Vintage news reel footage of the 1953/54 Everton side in action in an FA Cup fifth round defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. The Second Division Everton side may have lost 3-1, but this footage provides a glimpse of Everton Giant Dave Hickson in goalscoring action for the Toffees.\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"The Second Division Blues fall to a 3-1 defeat in the FA Cup 5th Round at Sheffield Wednesday."}},{"startDate":"2011,03,31","endDate":"","headline":"Bellefield Bulldozed","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton\u0027s training ground for over 40 years, Bellefield was razed to the ground to make way for housing after the Club moved to Finch Farm and sold the site.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Bellefield is bulldozed"}},{"startDate":"1994,01,07","endDate":"","headline":"Mike Walker takes over","text":"Mike Walker was unveiled as Everton\u0026rsquo;s new manager with the Blues in 16th place in the league table. He arrived having impressed at the helm with Norwich City.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Mike Walker"}},{"startDate":"1953,02,14","endDate":"","headline":"Dave Hickson arrives","text":"\u003cp\u003eThe man who would be known as the Cannonball Kid as he became an Everton Giant, arrived at Goodison.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Dave Hickson"}},{"startDate":"1986,05,10","endDate":"","headline":"Double Woe","text":"A year after conquering Europe and the league,\u0026nbsp;the Blues had to settle for the runners\u0027 up spot in Division One and the FA Cup Final. Liverpool won both - coming back from a goal down to win the Cup Final 3-1.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Lineker in action"}},{"startDate":"1978,04,29","endDate":"","headline":"Latchford\u0027s 30th Goal","text":"\u003cp\u003eBob Latchford scored twice in a \u003ca href=\"\"\u003e6-0 win\u003c/a\u003e on the final day of the season against\u0026nbsp;Chelsea as he plundered 30 league goals. A national newspaper had offered \u0026pound;10,000 to any player who could hit the magic target.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Bob Latchford"}},{"startDate":"1969,03,01","endDate":"","headline":"Big Joe Royle Nets!","text":"\u003cp\u003eThis fascinating British Pathe news reel reflects on a hard-fought victory for Harry Catterick\u0027s charges at Old Trafford. The FA Cup tie was won courtesy of a single Joe Royle goal - but the Toffees would go on to be knocked-out in the semi-final at the hands of Manchester City.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"A news reel reflecting a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Man Utd at Old Trafford in the FA Cup."}},{"startDate":"1939,09,01","endDate":"1945,05,08","headline":"War Again Brings Football To A Halt","text":"\u003cp\u003eTwo decades after top-flight football resumed following the end of World War I, fighting again forced the suspension of the Football League.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAs with the First World War in 1914, Everton were reigning champions when the Second World War was declared in September 1949 and, as such, kept hold of the trophy for the duration of the conflict.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFootball did continue, with an Everton side competing in a number of regional competitions throughout the next seven seasons.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nInternational friendlies were also held, the image on the left showing soldiers in the front row of an England v Scotland game at Wembley in 1941.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe war ended in 1945 and the First Division resumed the following year, on 31 August 1946. Everton suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Brentford and went on to finish the campaign in 10th.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"WW2"}},{"startDate":"2010,11,25","endDate":"","headline":"Chang Extend","text":"Everton concluded a Club-record shirt sponsorship deal with main partners Chang. The deal was a three-year extension to the existing contract and\u0026nbsp;was potentially\u0026nbsp;worth in excess of \u0026pound;12m over that period. The deal took Everton\u0027s partnership with Chang to 10 years and made it the longest-running shirt sponsorship deal in the Premier League.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Chang deal - 2010"}},{"startDate":"2009,04,19","endDate":"","headline":"Wembley Joy!","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton became the first Merseyside club to play at the new Wembley - facing Man Utd in the FA Cup semi-final.\u0026nbsp;Everton won a\u0026nbsp;dramatic penalty shoot-out after a goalless 120 minutes of action. Phil Jagielka converted the decisive spot-kick.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Everton celebrate defeating Manchester United at Wembley"}},{"startDate":"1995,08,25","endDate":"","headline":"Andrei Arrives","text":"\u003cp\u003eJoe Royle made Russian winger Andrei Kanchelskis Everton\u0027s first \u0026pound;5m player when he swooped to sign him from Manchester United. A wide-player of electrifying pace and with an eye for goal, he proved an instant hit. Read the thoughts of Kanchelskis on his time at Goodison Park.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Andrei Kanchelskis"}},{"startDate":"1891,03,22","endDate":"","headline":"First League Title","text":"\u003cp\u003eThe Blues win the Football League championship at the third attempt, following an eighth-placed finish in the inaugural season and then edged out by dual-winners Preston North End in the 1889/90 renewal.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"The 1891 title winning side"}},{"startDate":"1985,04,24","endDate":"","headline":"Greatest European Night","text":"\u003cp\u003eThe semi-final, second leg of the Cup Winners Cup \u0026ndash; a 3-1 win over Bayern Munich \u0026ndash; is one of Goodison\u0026rsquo;s finest ever nights. After a 0-0 draw in the Olympic Stadium, the Blues\u0026nbsp;made sure\u0026nbsp;the three-times European Cup winners\u0026nbsp;left with their tails between their legs.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Bayern Munich game"}},{"startDate":"1938,08,27","endDate":"1939,05,06","headline":"Blues Win Last Pre WWII Title","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton\u0026nbsp;finished four points clear of Wolves.Tommy Lawton scored 34 goals from 38 league games. And for the second time in the history of the game,\u0026nbsp;Everton kept\u0026nbsp;hold of the trophy due to the outbreak of war.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"The 1939 Championship winning side"}},{"startDate":"1968,04,27","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Edge Cup Semi","text":"\u003cp\u003eThis British Pathe news reel reports on a tense FA Cup semi-final showdown with Leeds United. The tie was won by Everton, courtesy of a Johnny Morrissey strike. That goal booked a Wembley showdown with West Bromwich Albion - and Jeff Astle - as the Blues prepared for their second FA Cup final in just three seasons.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"The Blues seal an FA Cup final place for the second time in three seasons with a 1-0 win over Leeds."}},{"startDate":"1925,03,17","endDate":"","headline":"Dixie Signs","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton paid Tranmere Rovers \u0026pound;3,000 to bring 18-year-old centre-foward William Ralph \u0026lsquo;Dixie\u0026rsquo; Dean to Goodison.\u0026nbsp;Dean had scored 27 in 30 fixtures in\u0026nbsp;Division Three (North).\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Dixie Dean"}},{"startDate":"1995,05,20","endDate":"","headline":"5th FA Cup Triumph","text":"Everton win the FA Cup for the fifth time with 1-0 win over Manchester United at Wembley. Paul Rideout nets the only goal with a header.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"The 1995 FA Cup winning side"}},{"startDate":"1985,05,15","endDate":"","headline":"Cup Winners\u0027 Cup Triumph","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton won the Cup Winners Cup with a 3-1\u0026nbsp;victory over Rapid Vienna. The Blues\u0027 first European trophy was clinched by goals from Andy Gray, Trevor Steven and Kevin Sheedy.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Cup Winners\u0027 Cup glory"}},{"startDate":"1878,02,15","endDate":"","headline":"Jack Sharp Is Born","text":"Future Everton Giant Jack Sharp is born in Hereford.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Jack Sharp"}},{"startDate":"1989,05,20","endDate":"","headline":"McCall\u0027s Nearly Men","text":"The highlight of Colin Harvey\u0027s tenure was the 1989 FA Cup Final. Everton eventually lost 3-2 after extra-time. But sub Stuart McCall twice equalised for the Toffees in a thrilling derby clash at Wembley.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Stuart McCall"}},{"startDate":"1994,11,10","endDate":"","headline":"Royle Arrival","text":"Joe Royle\u0026nbsp;was confirmed as Everton\u0027s new manager after the Club axed Mike Walker. Royle arrived after impressing as a manager at Oldham Athletic.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Joe Royle\u0027s first game"}},{"startDate":"1958,05,01","endDate":"","headline":"Undersoil Heating","text":"Goodison Park\u0026nbsp;became the first stadium in the world to install undersoil heating.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1987,05,04","endDate":"","headline":"9th League Title","text":"\u003cp\u003eThe championship was\u0026nbsp;secured on the first May bank holiday, when Pat van den Hauwe\u0027s close-range finish against Norwich at Carrow Road meant Kendall\u0027s side could not\u0026nbsp;be overtaken at the top.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Sharp and Ratcliffe"}},{"startDate":"1985,05,15","endDate":"","headline":"Ratcliffe\u0027s Rotterdam Memories","text":"It\u0027s a night few Evertonians will ever forget. Everton 3 Rapid Vienna 1. Read captain Kevin Ratcliffe\u0027s memories of the Rotterdam European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup final \u003ca href=\"\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Kevin Ratcliffe"}},{"startDate":"1938,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"Theo Kelly\u0027s Crest","text":"This Crest was introduced by Club Secretary Theo Kelly in 1938. It was the first to incorporate Prince Rupert\u0027s Tower, laurel wreaths and the Latin motto \u0027Nil Satis Nisi Optimum\u0027. The Crest featured on a Club neck tie but was never present on a kit.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"An early Everton crest"}},{"startDate":"1985,04,06","endDate":"","headline":"Snapshot: Paul Bracewell","text":"Paul Bracewell was an integral part of the Everton side that won the league and European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup in 1985 and came within a whisker of a famous treble. Read the midfielder\u0027s thoughts on the closing weeks of that unforgettable campaign.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Paul Bracewell"}},{"startDate":"1981,05,08","endDate":"","headline":"Kendall Back - As Boss","text":"\u003cp\u003eHoward Kendall returned to Goodison - this time as boss. After 274 games and 30 goals as a player for Everton, the man from County Durham decided to take on the reins - joining from Blackburn, where he was player/manager.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Howard Kendall"}},{"startDate":"1959,11,05","endDate":"","headline":"Hickson Stuns The City","text":"\u003cp\u003eNot many players have made the move across the park from Goodison Park to Anfield. And when Everton Giant, the Cannonball Kid did just that in November 1959, it caused more than a stir in the city!\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Dave Hickson"}},{"startDate":"1965,05,01","endDate":"","headline":"First Youth Cup","text":"Everton won the FA Youth Cup for the first time, defeating Arsenal 3-2 on aggregate.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1920,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"First Official Crest","text":"\u003cp\u003eThis Crest became the very first to feature on an Everton kit when it was introduced in 1920. The letters EFC were interwoven and contained within a shield.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Early Everton crest"}},{"startDate":"2006,04,24","endDate":"","headline":"Brian Labone Passes Away","text":"\u003cp\u003eOn 24 April 2006, Everton lost one of its favourite sons with the shock passing of Brian Labone. The former Club captain had spent the evening at The Winslow public house opposite Goodison Park, having been the guest star at a supporters\u0027 clubs awards evening. He later died after collapsing near to his home. He was 66.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSpeaking following his passing, then-Blues chairman Bill Kenwright commented:\u0026nbsp;\"On the foot of the Dixie Dean statue outside Goodison Park are the words \u0027Footballer, Gentleman, Evertonian\u0027. Those words summed up Dixie and they apply equally to the great Brian Labone.\"\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Brian Labone"}},{"startDate":"1985,05,28","endDate":"","headline":"8th League Championship","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton were presented with the league trophy after storming to the title with a record 90 points. They finished\u0026nbsp;13 clear of Liverpool. Five players finished\u0026nbsp;in double-figures in the league -\u0026nbsp;including central defender, Derek Mountfield.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1985 League Champions"}},{"startDate":"1997,03,27","endDate":"","headline":"Royle Resigns","text":"\u003cp\u003eJoe Royle left the Club by mutual consent ON THIS DAY in 1997.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter parting company with Mike Walker, the Everton board brought back an ex-player turned manager in an attempt to restore the club\u0027s confidence in November 1994.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eArriving from a 12-year stint managing Oldham, Royle was placed in charge of a team with only a single League victory all season, languishing in bottom place in the Premiership table.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith Royle in control the Blues gradually climbed away from the relegation zone, and then contrary to all expectations, managing to lift the FA Cup and the Charity Shield in 1995.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDuring his time at the helm he signed players such as Gary Speed, Nick Barmby and Andrei Kanchelskis.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nKanchelskis left for Fiorentina in an \u0026pound;8m move, as the Blues moved from being European candidates to relegation contenders.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe final straw for Royle came when attempts to re-sign Barry Horne and acquire two Norwegian players were vetoed.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Joe Royle resigns"}},{"startDate":"2006,05,30","endDate":"","headline":"AJ Signs In","text":"Everton broke their\u0026nbsp;transfer record with the \u0026pound;8.6m purchase of Andrew Johnson from Crystal Palace.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Moyes and AJ"}},{"startDate":"2013,06,05","endDate":"","headline":"Martinez Arrives ","text":"Following David Moyes\u0027 departure to Manchester United, Roberto Martinez is appointed the Blues\u0027 first new boss in 11 years. Arriving from Wigan Athletic, the Spaniard had guided his former club to FA Cup glory just weeks earlier. \u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Roberto Martinez"}},{"startDate":"1984,05,19","endDate":"","headline":"FA Cup Win","text":"\u003cp\u003eHaving lost the League Cup final replay to Liverpool earlier in the season, Everton made amends by winning the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory over Watford. In front of 100,000 fans at Wembley, Graeme Sharp and Andy Gray\u0026nbsp;scored.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Everton v Watford, 1984 FA Cup Final"}},{"startDate":"2012,05,04","endDate":"","headline":"1986/87 - 25 Years On","text":"On Friday, 4 May 2012, a quarter of a century passed since the class of 1986/87 brought home the league championship. We spoke to the manager and the players who covered themselves, and the Club, in glory. Re-live our recap series.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1907,01,22","endDate":"","headline":"Dixie Dean Is Born","text":"The Club\u0027s future record-breaking forward is born into an Evertonian family at 313 Laird Street in Birkenhead.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1934,08,01","endDate":"1934,09,01","headline":"1934 News Reel","text":"\u003cp\u003eA classic piece of British Pathe news reel presents the key players for the Blues as they prepare to embark on the 1934/35 Division One campaign. The squad, gathered at a sun-drenched Goodison Park, includes legends such as Dixie Dean, Warney Cresswell and Ted Sagar.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"A British Pathe news report on the 1934/35 Everton squad."}},{"startDate":"1966,01,15","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Giant: Joe Royle","text":"\u003cp\u003eRead our profile of the former player-turned-FA Cup winning boss.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Joe Royle"}},{"startDate":"1914,07,28","endDate":"1918,11,11","headline":"First World War Stops Football","text":"The outbreak of the First World War would eventually bring about the abandonment of league football for four years. Champions in 1914/15, Everton would keep hold of the trophy for the remainder of the conflict. Many of the team\u0027s players went to fight and, tragically, some never returned.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"War"}},{"startDate":"1966,05,14","endDate":"1966,05,14","headline":"Video footage of the 66 Cup Final","text":"\u003cp\u003eWatch the drama of one of the most thrilling FA Cup finals in history in glorious British Pathe technicolour. Mike Trebilcock may not have played many games in his Everton career - but what he lacked in longevity he made up for in terms of impact, courtesy of his unforgettable brace as the Blues fought back from 2-0 down against Sheffield Wednesday. He laid the groundwork and Everton Giant Derek Temple sealed a famous victory.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"One of the greatest comebacks in the history of the FA Cup final."}},{"startDate":"2004,07,07","endDate":"","headline":"Chang Partnership Begins","text":"Everton\u0027s long-term partnership with Thailand\u0027s biggest brewer, Chang Beer, began on 7 July 2004. The initial one-year deal made Chang the first Thai company to appear on an English Premier League shirt. \u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Chang"}},{"startDate":"1972,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"\u0027EFC\u0027 Introduced To Kit","text":"For the 1972/73 season, Everton opted to incorporate the letters EFC on their shirts. The letters were not contained within a shield as they had been previously but the calligraphic style of font was retained. This \u0027Crest\u0027 stayed a feature of the kit for the next four years.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1983,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"New Season, New Crest","text":"After just one season, Everton\u0027s Crest changed again. Similarly to the EFC lettering used between 1972 and 1978, the elements of the Crest were not contained within a shield or shape. For this iteration, the design of the laurel wreaths and tower changed considerably, while \u0027Everton\u0027 became \u0027EFC\u0027. This Crest would remain until 1991. \u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Everton crest - 1983"}},{"startDate":"1970,10,10","endDate":"","headline":"Newton Breaks Record","text":"\u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=5BABDCCD756840E081E38AE4C6279589\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003eHenry Newton\u003c/a\u003e was the player Harry Catterick chose when breaking the Club transfer record for the fourth time in his reign. He paid Nottingham Forest \u0026pound;150,000 for a midfielder who would\u0026nbsp;play 85 senior games.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Henry Newton"}},{"startDate":"1966,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"Ball Signs In","text":"\u003cp\u003eLess than a month after winning the World Cup, flame-haired midfielder Alan Ball was signed by Harry Catterick from Blackpool for a British record fee of \u0026pound;110,000.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Alan Ball"}},{"startDate":"1970,11,04","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Make Shootout History","text":"\u003cp\u003eHaving qualified for the European Cup as league champions in 1969/70, Everton were expected to go far in the prestigious tournament.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBut in the second round they found themselves up against German giants Borussia Monchengladbach.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt was a tie that would eventually go to penalties - something never seen before in the history of the European Cup. Joe Royle takes up the story.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"Joe Royle recounts the story of the first ever penalty shootout in the history of the European Cup, contested between Everton and Borussia Monchengladbach of Germany in the second round of the 1970/71 competition."}},{"startDate":"2015,08,02","endDate":"","headline":"Big Dunc Honoured","text":"Ten years on from hanging up his boots, Duncan Ferguson steps out at Goodison Park one last time for his testimonial against Spanish side Villarreal. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLooking to settle the score from the Club\u0027s European exit against \u0027The Yellow Submarine\u0027 in 2005, Ferguson enters the fray for the final six minutes of an eventual 2-1 defeat, joined by former Blues teammate Wayne Rooney.\u0026nbsp; \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn total, 34,718 pack into Goodison to pay tribute to the man who netted 72 goals in 273 games over two spell with the Toffees. \u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Duncan Ferguson applauds the crowd at his testimonial against Villarreal."}},{"startDate":"1997,06,27","endDate":"","headline":"Kendall\u0027s Third Stint","text":"\u003cp\u003eAfter an extended search for a replacement for Joe Royle, the Blues turned to the most successful manager in the Club\u0027s history. Kendall returned in time for pre-season ahead of the 1997/98 campaign.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Howard Kendall and Adrian Heath"}},{"startDate":"1985,05,06","endDate":"","headline":"Southall: Cup Win Was Key","text":"The FA Cup win in 1984 was the catalyst that sparked Everton\u0027s road to success the following year.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThat\u0027s the opinion of the Blues\u0027 greatest ever goalkeeper and the man between the sticks during both seasons, Neville Southall...\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Neville Southall"}},{"startDate":"1878,01,01","endDate":"","headline":"St Domingo\u0027s FC Formed","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton began their history as St Domingo\u0027s FC, playing their first match in the south-east corner of Stanley Park. St Domingo\u0027s Church had originally formed a cricket club and added football to their sports armoury. \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=F6DE6AD0D2E8454780348D0D24512679\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003eClick here\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1925,08,29","endDate":"1926,05,01","headline":"Dean\u0027s First Season","text":"\u003cp\u003eDixie made\u0026nbsp;his debut for the Club at home to league leaders Tottenham on Saturday September 12.\u0026nbsp;His first goal was in a 4-4 draw against Man City at Maine Road. His final total of 32 league goals from 38 games boasted four hat-tricks.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Dixie Dean"}},{"startDate":"1933,04,29","endDate":"1933,04,29","headline":"1933 Cup glory","text":"\u003cp\u003eA year after securing the top flight title, the Blues - once again led by the inspirational Dixie Dean - sealed FA Cup glory with a famous three goal victory over Manchester City at Wembley. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game was also notable for the fact Everton - wearing white that day - became the first team to wear numbers 1-11 on their shirts.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFind out more about that famous occasion \u003ca href=\"\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1990,07,01","endDate":"","headline":"Snods Meets... Mike Newell","text":"In this exclusive interview, Ian Snodin talks to former Everton teammate Mike Newell about his fine career in the game, dressing room antics and their post-playing career journey working together at Luton Town and Doncaster Rovers."},{"startDate":"1915,04,26","endDate":"","headline":"Second Championship win","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton clinched the title again after a break of 24 years.\u0026nbsp;Rivals Liverpool sealed the title for Everton by beating Oldham Athletic\u0026nbsp;2-0 at Boundary Park. The outbreak of the World War I\u0026nbsp;meant Everton remained champions for four years.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1915 title winning side"}},{"startDate":"1982,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"Another Change For The Crest","text":"Everton changed its Crest for the first time in six years in 1982, introducing this modernised version of its predecessor. The crest remained within a circle but the shield was withdrawn, as was the Latin motto \u0027Nil Satis Nisi Optimum\u0027. \u0027Everton FC\u0027 became just \u0027Everton\u0027 but Prince Rupert\u0027s Tower was once again the centre piece of the design. \u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Everton crest - 1982"}},{"startDate":"2014,07,30","endDate":"","headline":"Record Smashed To Land Lukaku","text":"Following his successful loan spell the season before, Everton part with a Club record \u0026pound;28million fee to bring Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku to Goodison Park on a permanent basis from Chelsea. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe fee breaks the \u0026pound;15million paid for another Belgian, Maroune Fellaini, six years earlier, with Lukaku penning a five-year contract.","asset":{"media":"\u0026f=videos\u0026d=AR3NV6Cgkoy_va-XvrWAn08O88HsQjpE1a8d1GxQnGDm\u0026app=youtube_gdata","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"Belgian striker joins Blues on a permanent basis, penning a five-year deal and becoming the Club\u0027s record signing at £28m."}},{"startDate":"1953,03,21","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Lose Seven Goal Thriller","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton may not have enjoyed the finest fortunes in the league during the 1950s but they still managed to reach the last four of the FA Cup in 1953. Their journey to Wembley was halted at Maine Road by Bolton Wanderers as the two sides played out a seven goal thriller. The scorers for the Toffees in the 4-3 reverse were Peter Farrell and John Farrell with a brace.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"The Blues played out a thrilling FA Cup semi-final against Bolton at Maine Road."}},{"startDate":"2016,02,27","endDate":"","headline":"Moshiri Becomes Majority Shareholder","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton Football Club announced a new major shareholder in Farhad Moshiri.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMoshiri acquired 49.9% of the Club, with the Premier League approving his investment on 8 March.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Farhad Moshiri at Goodison Park with Chairman Bill Kenwright."}},{"startDate":"1985,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"Links Replaces Gray","text":"\u003cp\u003eHoward Kendall\u0027s response to the departure of Andy Gray was to break the Club transfer record to secure the services of rising star \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=00F082350C744E98BBE796D9C91004DC\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003eGary Lineker\u003c/a\u003e from Leicester City for \u0026pound;800,000. It would be a short but goal-laden spell.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Gary Lineker"}},{"startDate":"1999,09,27","endDate":"","headline":"Wrestling Westerveld","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton\u0027s Merseyside derby win of September 1999 saw three players given their marching orders. Two of them, Francis Jeffers and Sander Westerveld, recall a feisty Anfield encounter.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Westerveld and Jeffers"}},{"startDate":"1962,12,10","endDate":"","headline":"Controversial Kay","text":"Tony Kay is best known not for being a then Club record signing for \u0026pound;55,000 from Sheffield Wednesday but for eventually being banned from football for a match-fixing scandal during his time at Hillsborough.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Tony Kay"}},{"startDate":"1985,04,24","endDate":"","headline":"Everton 3-1 Bayern Munich: As It Happened","text":"24 April 1985. The date of what is widely accepted to be the greatest game ever to take place at Goodison Park - the European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup semi-final second leg meeting with German giants Bayern Munich. Here, we re-live an unforgettable evening blow by blow...\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Andy Gray"}},{"startDate":"1960,02,20","endDate":"","headline":"Double Swoop","text":"\u003cp\u003eNow known as the Mersey Millionaires courtesy of John Moores\u0027 funding, Everton were able to make some marquee signings - \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=45850ED32D2D4A12B1223D754147FF2B\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRoy Vernon\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/a\u003e and\u003cstrong\u003e \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=19BF4C2F50274075A64C93B9D88AD280\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003eJimmy Gabriel\u003c/a\u003e \u003c/strong\u003ewere signed within a month of each other, each breaking the Club transfer record\u0026nbsp;with fees of\u0026nbsp;\u0026pound;27,000 and \u0026pound;30,000 respectively.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Roy Vernon"}},{"startDate":"1984,10,20","endDate":"","headline":"Sharp\u0027s Anfield Stunner","text":"Graeme Sharp scored one of the most memorable goals of his career ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game was at Anfield, the score was 0-0, Gary Stevens hit a long ball from the back which landed between Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSharp\u0027s first touch took him past Lawrenson, the ball sat up perfectly and the big Scot smashed a thunderbolt past Bruce Grobbelaar from 30-yards out.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton won the game 1-0 as part of a fantastic season which saw them secure the league championship and European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRead Sharpy\u0027s reflections on THAT goal \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=2C3F4A326E62454ABEFA6468B2BF5BC1\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Sharp\u0027s Anfield Stunner"}},{"startDate":"1966,05,14","endDate":"","headline":"Eddie Cavanagh","text":"\u003cp\u003eWhile 14 May 1966 is a date many Evertonians of the generation remember fondly, for one Blue it was a day that changed his life. Read the story of how Eddie Cavanagh gave the London Met\u0027s best the Wembley runaround...\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Eddie Cavanagh"}},{"startDate":"1946,08,31","endDate":"1947,05,31","headline":"First Post-War Season","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton resumed competitive football after\u0026nbsp;the Second World War as champions, but after Tommy Lawton departed a period of under-achievement followed - beginning with a 10th-placed finish in 1946/47.\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1977,04,23","endDate":"","headline":"Snapshot: Ronnie Goodlass","text":"\u003cp\u003eRonnie Goodlass played his part in Everton\u0027s three-game League Cup final against Aston Villa in 1977 - and remembers all too well being robbed of an FA Cup final run out in the very same season. Read the former winger\u0027s thoughts on two epic cup journeys and \u003cstrong\u003eTHAT\u003c/strong\u003e infamous decision by referee Clive Thomas.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Ronnie Goodlass"}},{"startDate":"2014,03,20","endDate":"","headline":"More Good Years","text":"On 20 March 2014, Everton announced a three-year extension to its shirt sponsorship deal with Chang. The package was potentially worth in excess of \u0026pound;16million, making it the most lucrative in the Club\u0027s history. The agreement, which would begin at the dawn of the 2014/15 campaign, would extend Everton\u0027s relationship with the beverage company to 13 years. Read more \u003ca href=\"\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e.\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1930,05,03","endDate":"","headline":"Relegation to Division Two","text":"\u003cp\u003eJust two years after winning the Club\u0027s\u0026nbsp;third league title, the Blues found themselves relegated to Division\u0026nbsp;Two after finishing bottom. Despite winning four of the last five fixtures, Thomas McIntosh\u0027s side were too far adrift.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1930 relegation side"}},{"startDate":"2002,03,14","endDate":"","headline":"Smith\u0027s Advice To Moyes","text":"\u003cp\u003eFollowing his sacking, Walter Smith was replaced at the Everton helm by compatriot David Moyes. Smith later explained how he advised the then-Preston boss to accept the offer to become his successor.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Moyes and Smith"}},{"startDate":"1995,05,20","endDate":"","headline":"Snapshot: Anders Limpar","text":"\u003cp\u003eIn 1993, Anders Limpar watched from the sidelines as Arsenal lifted both the FA Cup and League Cup at Wembley. Two years later he finally got his chance to run out at England\u0027s national stadium, though this time he was wearing the royal blue of Everton. Here are the Swede\u0027s thoughts on the 1995 FA Cup final.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Anders Limpar"}},{"startDate":"1966,07,30","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Giant: Ray Wilson","text":"\u003cp\u003eRead our profile of the league and World Cup winning left-back.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Ray Wilson"}},{"startDate":"1998,07,01","endDate":"","headline":"Walter Smith Installed","text":"\u003cp\u003eFollowing Kendall\u0026rsquo;s departure, Walter Smith was appointed as Everton\u0027s new manager. He arrived from Scotland, where he had excelled at the helm of Glasgow Rangers.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Walter Smith appointed Everton manager"}},{"startDate":"2015,04,23","endDate":"","headline":"Sir Philip Carter Passes Away","text":"On 23 April 2015, Everton Football Club was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Life President and former chairman Sir Philip Carter. He was 87. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe most successful chairman in the Club\u0027s history, that label only goes some way to defining the profound impact he had at Goodison Park, in the city of Liverpool and on the game of football nationwide.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nScroll through some of the tributes paid to Sir Philip by clicking \u003ca href=\"\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e or read a profile of his career achievements below.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Sir Philip Carter"}},{"startDate":"1927,10,15","endDate":"","headline":"Honours Even Inside Packed Goodison","text":"Alec Troup was the goalscorer for the Blues in this 1927 clash which was captured by British Pathe cameras on a day when 66,000 fans crammed inside Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1977,04,13","endDate":"","headline":"League Cup Runners-up","text":"The Blues reached their first League Cup final. It took 330 minutes of football to separate Everton and Aston Villa, with Ron Saunders\u0027 men winning 3-2 in the last minute of extra-time\u0026nbsp;through Brian Little in the 2nd replay.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1987,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"Clarke\u0027s Charity Joy","text":"Wayne Clarke\u0027s winning goal in the 1987 Charity Shield against Coventry City was notable as it meant Everton became the first club in the history of the showpiece fixture to hold the trophy in four consecutive seasons.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1987 Charity Shield"}},{"startDate":"1966,05,17","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Parade The Cup","text":"After a thrilling 3-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley, Harry Catterick\u0027s FA Cup winners enjoyed a rapturous welcome when they paraded through the streets of Liverpool with their trophy.\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"The Everton squad tour the streets of Liverpool to celebrate their 1966 FA Cup triumph."}},{"startDate":"1985,05,16","endDate":"","headline":"Big Nev - Footballer of the Year","text":"Blues goalkeeper \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=16440B7AFE0F4B02B9FC790E4F7A7AD8\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003eNeville Southall\u003c/a\u003e shows off the Footballer of the Year award at the Savoy Hotel in London. Another trophy to add to the collection that season!","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1965,08,28","endDate":"","headline":"Everton\u0027s First Substitute","text":"\u003cp\u003eHistory was made on 28 August 1965 when John Hurst became Everton\u0027s first ever substitute in a 1-1 draw at Stoke City\u0027s Victoria Ground. Years later, the 1969/70 title-winner tells his story.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp \u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"John Hurst"}},{"startDate":"1928,05,05","endDate":"","headline":"Dixie\u0027s 60 Gives Blues League","text":"\u003cp\u003eDixie scored a hat-trick against Arsenal on the final day of the season to set the still unbeaten tally of 60 goals in a season and complete Everton\u0027s league triumph. It was his 11th Everton hat-trick - his seventh that season.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Dixie\u0027s 60th goal"}},{"startDate":"1988,08,02","endDate":"","headline":"Harvey Bags Cottee","text":"Colin Harvey sent out a signal of intent in the summer of 1988 - smashing the Club\u0027s transfer record to secure prolific striker \u003ca href=\"~/link.aspx?_id=7EDEBC7998494E879C58ED5EB8063F1C\u0026amp;_z=z\"\u003eTony Cottee\u003c/a\u003e from West Ham for \u0026pound;2.3m.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Tony Cottee"}},{"startDate":"1987,06,19","endDate":"","headline":"Harvey Takes Over","text":"Howard Kendall left Everton to take over at Athletic Bilbao. Colin Harvey, who had been his assistant, was\u0026nbsp;immediately appointed as\u0026nbsp;Kendall\u0027s successor.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Colin Harvey"}},{"startDate":"2009,05,30","endDate":"","headline":"Cup Final Drama","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton defeated Man Utd, Liverpool and Aston Villa en route to the final, only to lose to\u0026nbsp;Chelsea. Louis Saha scored the quickest goal in Wembley cup final history but Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard consigned\u0026nbsp;the Blues\u0026nbsp;to a 2-1 defeat.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Saha celebrates his record-breaking Wembley goal"}},{"startDate":"2005,05,08","endDate":"","headline":"Champions League Qualification","text":"Everton secured fourth place Premier League ahead of local neighbours Liverpool after a remarkable campaign.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Moyes celebrates fourth place"}},{"startDate":"1892,08,24","endDate":"","headline":"Goodison\u0027s Official Opening","text":"\u003cp\u003eGoodison Park opened its doors for the first time ON THIS DAY in 1892.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nVisiting dignitaries Lord Kinnaird and Frederick Wall from the FA opened the new stadium.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAmazingly, however, there was no football on offer to mark the occasion.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nInstead, there was a short athletics meeting and a selection of music, followed by a short fireworks display.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Goodison Park opens"}},{"startDate":"1953,03,21","endDate":"","headline":"Semi-final In Second Tier","text":"Although Everton were in the middle of a three-year spell out of the top-flight,\u0026nbsp;Cliff Britton\u0027s side\u0026nbsp;managed to reach the last four of the FA Cup - losing only by the odd-goal in seven to Bolton Wanderers.","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1931,08,29","endDate":"1932,05,07","headline":"Everton Regain Title","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton regained the First Division title at the first time of asking following their promotion, with Dixie Dean scoring another 45 league goals too, en route to the title.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1932 title winners"}},{"startDate":"1998,05,10","endDate":"","headline":"The Great Escape Part II","text":"Everton drew 1-1 with Coventry ON THIS DAY in 1998 in a final-day nail-biter.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFacing the Sky Blues at Goodison Park, a nervous Everton side were fully aware that even a victory would consign them to relegation if Bolton Wanderers managed a win at Stamford Bridge.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn the event, Chelsea won with ease, and the stressed Blues could afford to relax.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAn early lead provided by Gareth Farrelly was equalised by Dion Dublin, but even the disappointing draw and a Nick Barmby penalty miss couldn\u0027t dampen the spirits of the fans. Premier League survival was assured once again!\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"The great escape 1998"}},{"startDate":"1978,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"Tower Takes To The Shirt","text":"This Crest was introduced for the 1978/79 campaign. It was the first time a shield incorporating the elements chosen by Theo Kelly in 1938 had appeared on a kit. \u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":""}},{"startDate":"1906,04,21","endDate":"","headline":"First FA Cup Win","text":"\u003cp\u003eAfter reaching a third FA Cup final, the\u0026nbsp;trophy finally ended up at Goodison following a 1-0 win over Newcastle. Alex \u0027Sandy\u0027 Young became the third Everton player to score in an FA Cup final for the Club, but the first Toffees man to score a winner.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1906 FA Cup Winning Team"}},{"startDate":"1982,01,07","endDate":"","headline":"Inchy Arrives","text":"In his search for a new attacking outlet, Howard Kendall opted for the diminutive but resourceful Adrian Heath. Signed from Stoke just days before his 21st birthday - Heath became the Club record signing at \u0026pound;700,000.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Adrian Heath"}},{"startDate":"2008,09,01","endDate":"","headline":"Transfer Record Broken","text":"Belgian international Marouane Fellaini is signed for\u0026nbsp;a Club\u0026nbsp;transfer record of \u0026pound;15m. More details.\u0026nbsp;","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Marouane Fellaini"}},{"startDate":"1994,12,11","endDate":"","headline":"Dunc Breaks Record","text":"After an eye-catching two month loan from Rangers, Everton invested a Club record \u0026pound;4million for the services of a striker who would become a talisman and hero for a generation of Evertonians.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Duncan Ferguson"}},{"startDate":"1963,09,25","endDate":"","headline":"Harvey\u0027s Baptism Of Fire","text":"\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eWednesday, 25 September 1963 was the day when Colin Harvey launched his Everton career at one of the most famous venues in world football.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe midfielder had signed on as an apprentice less than 12 months earlier and he was handed a surprise first-team introduction at the magnificent San Siro Stadium in front of 90,000 people.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues, champions of England at the time, were traveling to Milan to play the second leg of their European Cup preliminary tie against heavyweights Internazionale - their maiden adventure in the famous competition.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe first leg on Merseyside had finished goalless, meaning it was all to play for in the return meeting on Italian soil. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHarvey, speaking to back in 2005, remembers vividly how he found out he would be on the flight out of Liverpool airport.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\"I had worked hard the previous summer and got into the reserves,\" he explained.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\"It was after a match against Sheffield Wednesday that Gordon Watson told me to report with my gear for the Inter trip. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u0026ldquo;There was me, Barry Reece and Ray Parnell and we thought we were going to carry the skips!\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\"We knew Jimmy Gabriel had been injured on the Saturday so there was a place up for grabs but I didn\u0027t think for one minute that it would be for me.\"\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBut it was. And Harvey\u0026rsquo;s playing career, one which would span 383 Everton appearances and included Championship and FA Cup final glory, was underway.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\"Harry [Catterick] said that Dennis Stevens would move to number 4 and that I\u0027d be playing number 8,\" Harvey remembers. \"I didn\u0027t have time to be nervous. It was as simple as that. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u0026ldquo;I didn\u0026rsquo;t have a clue that I was going to play \u0026ndash; it was a great way of doing it, he didn\u0026rsquo;t give me a chance to think about it. I just had to go out there and play. I didn\u0027t do too badly.\" \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIndeed, the 18-year-old performed admirably but Everton went down 1-0 to a goal from Brazilian winger Jair Da Costa and the Club\u0026rsquo;s foray into Europe was over before it had even really began.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nInter went on to lift the European Cup that season, while the Blues won only one of their last six league matches of the campaign, securing a third-place finish when back-to-back titles had seemed a realistic achievement heading into the final month of the season.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHarvey, of course, went on to represent Everton for over a decade, leaving the Club in 1974 and ending his playing career with a short spell at Sheffield Wednesday.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe returned to Goodison in a coaching capacity, twice occupying the role of assistant manager to Howard Kendall, either side of his time in the top job between June 1987 and October 1990.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTo read more about Harvey\u0026rsquo;s life in football, \u003ca href=\"\"\u003eclick here\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Gordon West"}},{"startDate":"2013,08,17","endDate":"2014,05,11","headline":"Martinez Lands Record Premier League Points Haul","text":"Everton end the 2013/14 season - Roberto Martinez\u0027s first at the helm - with their best tally of points for a Premier League campaign. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA 2-0 final-day win at Hull City, takes the Blues, who finish fifth, to 72 points - 11 better than when they finished fourth in 2005.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Everton ended Roberto Martinez\u0027s first season in charge with a record 72 Premier League points. "}},{"startDate":"1987,05,04","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Giant: Peter Reid","text":"\u003cp\u003eOur profile of the two-time league winning midfielder.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Peter Reid"}},{"startDate":"1963,05,11","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Giant: Gordon West","text":"\u003cp\u003eOur profile of the charismatic league and cup-winning stopper.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Gordon West"}},{"startDate":"1970,05,08","endDate":"","headline":"Champions Again","text":"\u003cp\u003eCatterick\u0027s men sealed\u0026nbsp;the seventh\u0026nbsp;title with one of Everton\u0027s finest sides. The \u0027holy trinity\u0027 of Kendall, Harvey and Ball were crucial. They finished nine points clear of Leeds United and won 29 of the 42 league games.\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"Champions 1970"}},{"startDate":"2000,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"New Millennium Brings New Crest","text":"Everton\u0027s Crest underwent a makeover at the turn of the new Millennium as the year of the Club\u0027s formation was introduced for the first time. \u00271878\u0027 was added either side of the shield, while a solid blue background returned. Yellow was also reintroduced, while the tower, laurel wreaths and Nil Satis motto were again key features.\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"2000 Crest"}},{"startDate":"1933,01,21","endDate":"","headline":"Dixie In Spotlight","text":"As the Blues marched towards FA Cup glory and another memorable season, Charles Eade of the Daily Express presented a British Pathe news reel presenting Dixie Dean at close quarters, including a goal in a 6-1 thumping of Sunderland at Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"","thumbnail":"","credit":"","caption":"A news reel from British Pathe, voiced by Charles Eade of the Daily Express, focussing on England\u0027s greatest striker."}},{"startDate":"2002,03,14","endDate":"","headline":"Moyes Begins Reign","text":"David Moyes is appointed as the new manager of the Club. He was an unexpected appointment but arrived with impressive credentials after a bright start in management at Preston North End.\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"David Moyes joins"}},{"startDate":"1963,05,11","endDate":"","headline":"6th League Title","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton won the league title by six points from Bill Nicholson\u0027s Tottenham, losing just six of their 42 matches. The forward partnership of Alex Young and Roy Vernon scored 46 of the Club\u0027s 84 goals in the season. \u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eRead more...\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1963 title winners"}},{"startDate":"2013,05,11","endDate":"","headline":"1962/63 - 50 Years On","text":"Half a century after the trophy was lifted at Goodison Park, we remembered the season in which Everton were crowned English champions for the sixth time. Revisit our exclusive series of features.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e","asset":{"media":"//","thumbnail":"//","credit":"","caption":"1963 League Winners"}},{"startDate":"1984,01,18","endDate":"","headline":"Inchy\u0027s Dramatic Intervention","text":"Everton drew 1-1 with Oxford United ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues were 1-0 down in the Milk Cup Fifth Round before Adrian Heath latched on to a poor Kevin Brock back-pass to earn Howard Kendall\u0027s side a replay.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMany Evertonians see that game as the turning point for the club\u0027s fortunes in the mid-80s as the Toffees went on to enjoy domestic and European success over the next two and a half years.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1968,10,08","endDate":"","headline":"Derby Tally Reaches 100","text":"The 100th League meeting between Everton and Liverpool took place ON THIS DAY in 1968.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton had won 41 of the previous 99 encounters.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match, staged at Anfield, ended 1-1 with the Everton goal coming from Alan Ball.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1978,09,26","endDate":"","headline":"10 Up For Toffees","text":"Everton completed a 10-0 aggregate win in the UEFA Cup ON THIS DAY in 1978.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues beat Irish team Finn Harps 5-0 in the First Leg of the First Round tie at Finn Park with two goals from Andy King and one apiece from Latchford, Thomas and Walsh.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Second Leg ended with the same scoreline, the first time Everton had reached double-figures on aggregate.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe goals came from Martin Dobson, Andy King, Bob Latchford, Trevor Ross and Mick Walsh.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Toffees were knocked out of the competition in the next round by the Czech team Dukla Prague.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1985,04,13","endDate":"","headline":"Hatters Shattered","text":"Everton beat Luton Town 2 - 1 ON THIS DAY in 1985.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHaving managed to avoid Liverpool in the semi-final, Everton were drawn against Luton at Villa Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was Luton who took the lead through Ricky Hill, with time running out the double was slipping from the Blues grasp.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was not until five minutes from time that Everton\u0027s reprieve came in the form of Kevin Sheedy.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHis equaliser inspired the Blues to an extra time win, the goal coming from Derek Mountfield.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1984,08,31","endDate":"","headline":"The First Step To Glory","text":"Everton defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter an inauspicious start with two defeats in their opening two matches, Everton grabbed their first points of what would eventually become a league-winning campaign.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nKevin Richardson got the goal that prevented the Blues from going bottom of the table."},{"startDate":"1988,03,20","endDate":"","headline":"Clarke Becomes Derby Hero","text":"Everton beat Liverpool 1-0 ON THIS DAY in 1988.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 44,162 at Goodison Park saw the win that gave the Evertonians bragging rights in the city until the next derby.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWayne Clarke scored the only goal of the game.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1880,06,22","endDate":"","headline":"First FA Cup Final Hero Born","text":"Alex \u0027Sandy\u0027 Young, Everton\u0027s winning goalscorer in the 1906 FA Cup final, was born in Stirlingshire ON THIS DAY in 1880.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJoining the Blues in 1901, he spent 10 years at Goodison Park, notching 110 league goals. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe was transferred to Tottenham Hotspur in 1911, where he netted on his debut, ironically against the Blues. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFrom London, he moved back north for a spell with Manchester City, before emigrating to Australia.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, things turned sour for Young when he was charged with fratricide after getting into a dispute with his brother-in-law over land. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe FA duly supplied evidence that, during his playing career, the striker had been prone to temporary insanity and, in June 1916, the charge was lowered to manslaughter.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nYoung was sentenced to three years imprisonment. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter a long absence, he was eventually able to return to his native Scotland, where he died in 1959."},{"startDate":"1910,02,19","endDate":"","headline":"Blues March On","text":"Everton beat Sunderland 2-0 ON THIS DAY in 1910.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHarry Makepeace and Alex Young scored the goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win, in the Third Round of the FA Cup, gave the Blues a Fourth Round tie against Coventry City.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton eventually went out at the semi-final stage to Barnsley.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1884,09,27","endDate":"","headline":"Anfield Association Begins","text":"Everton played their first match at a new ground at Anfield Road ON THIS DAY in 1884.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe site was originally owned by Club president John Houlding and the Orrell brothers, with Houlding acting as an agent for the brothers. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn turning it into a football pitch, the Club agreed \u0027That we, the Everton Football Club, keep the existing walls in good repair, pay the taxes, do not cause ourselves to be a nuisance to Mr Orrell and other tenants adjoining, and also pay a small sum of rent or substitute a donation each year to the Stanley Hospital in the name of Mr Orrell.\u0027\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe visitors for the first match were Earlestown, who Everton had beaten in March to win their very first cup, the Liverpool Cup. Everton picked up another victory, this time recording a 5-0 triumph.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1989,05,20","endDate":"","headline":"Emotional Final Ends In Defeat","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton suffered an FA Cup final defeat against Liverpool ON THIS DAY in 1989.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn one of the most emotionally charged finals of all time following the Hillsborough disaster a month earlier, Everton were on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline at Wembley.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJohn Aldridge put Liverpool ahead early on but Stuart McCall levelled in the last minute. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLiverpool substitute Ian Rush put our rivals ahead in extra-time and, though McCall equalised again, Rush grabbed the winner with 16 minutes remaining.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1977,01,10","endDate":"","headline":"Bingham Shown The Door","text":"Billy Bingham was sacked as manager of Everton ON THIS DAY in 1977.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBingham took charge of the Blues in 1973 and helped the club finish seventh in his first season, although he was well aware that more was expected of a side that had been Champions just three years earlier.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBetween 1973 and 1975, Bingham\u0027s side seemed to experience a return to form as he brought in Jim Pearson, Bob Latchford, and Martin Dobson while crowd favourites Colin Harvey and Joe Royle left.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFor long periods, fan optimism was rekindled as it looked like Everton might once again experience the success of Catterick\u0027s reign. Indeed during Easter 1975 bookmakers stopped taking bets on Everton winning the title, but only one win in their last five games left the Blues in fourth position. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe 1976-77 began reasonably well, but a run of eight league games without a win, despite the signing of Duncan McKenzie and Bruce Rioch, resulted in Bingham being sacked, with coach Steve Burtenshaw taking over as caretaker until an adequate replacement could be found."},{"startDate":"1972,06,07","endDate":"","headline":"Lawson Signs On?","text":"There is a debate among Everton historians as to whether what happened ON THIS DAY in 1972 actually happened on this day. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nCertain sources suggest that Harry Catterick signed David Lawson, while others believe his acquisition was, in fact, sealed two days earlier.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWhatever the truth about the date, the Blues paid Huddersfield Town \u0026pound;80,000, which, at the time, was a record fee for a goalkeeper.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was Lawson\u0027s unenviable task to follow in the footsteps of Gordon West, a dependable and much-loved Club servant for the previous 11 years. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, the Tyneside-born glovesman impressed and went on to make 150 appearances for the Toffees before leaving for Luton Town in 1977."},{"startDate":"1992,01,01","endDate":"","headline":"New Year\u0027s Day Buses","text":"An Everton win on New Year\u0027s Day turned out to be like buses \u0026ndash; you wait nearly a hundred years and then two come along at once - when they repeated the feat ON THIS DAY in 1992.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues played Southampton at The Dell and ran out 2-1 winners.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 16,546 saw Mark Ward give Everton a first half lead before Peter Beardsley wrapped up the points in the second.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1884,03,29","endDate":"","headline":"Liverpool Cup Lands At Goodison","text":"Everton won their first ever cup ON THIS DAY in 1884.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues beat Earlestown 1-0 in the final of the Liverpool Cup at Bootle with WH Parry scoring the winner.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe trophy was presented to Club president John Houlding.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nOn their way to the final the Toffees had beaten St Peter\u0027s 10-0, Liverpool Ramble 4-1, and Bootle 5-2.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1928,10,24","endDate":"","headline":"First Charity Shield","text":"Everton made their first appearance in the FA Charity Shield ON THIS DAY in 1928.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues had won the league championship the season before and faced FA Cup holders Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDixie Dean had scored 60 goals in the previous season and was on the mark twice to help the Toffees to a 2-1 win.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton finished the season 18th in Division One.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1963,12,02","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Become British Champions","text":"Everton won the British Championship ON THIS DAY in 1963.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Toffees had won the first leg against Rangers 3-1 with goals from Alex Scott, Derek Temple and Alex Young in Glasgow.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe return leg at Goodison Park was a much tighter affair and ended in a 1-1 draw. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSandy Brown turned the ball past his own keeper Andy Rankin to register one for Rangers, before Young equalised at the death to give the Blues the unofficial British title."},{"startDate":"1907,09,09","endDate":"","headline":"Maconnachie Makes Debut","text":"John Maconnachie made his debut for Everton, at centre-half, in a 2-1 win over Preston ON THIS DAY in 1907.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBorn in Aberdeen, he joined from Hibs in the April of his debut year and settled into the role of left-back after a slow start.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn his Everton career he made 270 appearances, scoring seven goals.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1995,04,09","endDate":"","headline":"Amokachi The Semi-Final Super Sub","text":"Everton beat Tottenham 4 -1 ON THIS DAY in 1995.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nElland Road was the venue for the FA cup semi-final. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues took an early two-goal lead through Matt Jackson and Graham Stuart but Tottenham got back in the match via a disputable penalty.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA breakdown in communication between manger and substitute led to the introduction of Daniel Amokachi, who went on to score twice securing a place at Wembley - Everton\u0027s eighth appearance at an FA Cup Final.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1930,11,08","endDate":"","headline":"Dixie Hits Double Ton","text":"Everton beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 at Goodison Park ON THIS DAY in 1930.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe first goal was scored by Dixie Dean in front of a crowd of 32,228.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe strike was Dean\u0027s 200th senior goal, which made him the youngest player ever to reach such a tally.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe was aged 23 years and 290 days at the time.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe record has never been bettered but it has been equalled; Jimmy Greaves was exactly the same age when he netted the 200th goal of his career over 30 years later.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1994,11,21","endDate":"","headline":"Royle\u0027s Derby Delight","text":"Joe Royle won his first game in charge of Everton ON THIS DAY in 1994.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was made all the more special because it was a victory against arch-rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game was the first derby to be played in front of an all-seated crowd and was the 180th meeting between the two clubs in all competitions.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuncan Ferguson, on-loan from Rangers at the time, scored his first goal for Everton and Paul Rideout grabbed the other.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter his first taste of a Merseyside derby Ferguson said: \"I really enjoyed the atmosphere, which was every bit as good as I had expected it to be.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\"Everton\u0027s fans were a different class, as they have been ever since I arrived here.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\"It now means at the age of 22 I have played in derby games in Dundee, Glasgow and Merseyside and I feel that is something of an achievement.\""},{"startDate":"1925,03,28","endDate":"","headline":"Dixie Bags First Goal","text":"Dixie Dean scored his first goal for Everton ON THIS DAY in 1925.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSigned from Tranmere Rovers for \u0026pound;3,000, a 2-0 win over Aston Villa at Goodison Park was only his second match for the club.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe scored 32 League goals in his first full season as an Everton player and went on to be one of the most famous footballers in the history of the British game.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn his Everton career he scored 377 goals in 431 appearances.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1940,01,23","endDate":"","headline":"Labby Is Born","text":"Brian Labone was born in Liverpool ON THIS DAY in 1940.\u003cbr/\u003e\u003cbr/\u003eOne of the greatest players to have played for the Blues he spent his entire career at Goodison Park.\u003cbr/\u003e\u003cbr/\u003eSurprisingly, for a defender, he was only booked twice in 530 senior games.\u003cbr/\u003e\u003cbr/\u003eHe was signed as a junior and joined the professional ranks in 1957, making his senior debut in the 1957/58 season.\u003cbr/\u003e\u003cbr/\u003eBy the 1959/60 season Brian was a regular in the side and helped Everton win the League title in 1963 and 1970 and the FA Cup in 1966, also playing in the FA Cup final in 1968.\u003cbr/\u003e\u003cbr/\u003eA full England international, Labby collected six caps and was a member of the World Cup squad that travelled to Mexico in 1970.\u003cbr/\u003e\u003cbr/\u003eHe had to retire after suffering an Achilles tendon injury in the 1971/72 season."},{"startDate":"1967,03,11","endDate":"","headline":"Ball Sends Liverpool Out","text":"Everton beat Liverpool 1-0 ON THIS DAY in 1967.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup and put the Blues into the Sixth Round.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAlan Ball scored the only goal of the game.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match, played at Goodison Park, was screened on closed circuit television at Anfield due to the interest surrounding the tie.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 64,318 were at Goodison while a further 40,169 were at Anfield.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1995,02,25","endDate":"","headline":"Deadly Dunc Too Much For United","text":"Everton beat Manchester United 1-0 ON THIS DAY in 1995.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game was something of a trial run for the FA Cup final at the end of the season, which also ended 1-0 to the Blues.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGoodison Park\u0027s biggest crowd of the season, 40,011, saw Duncan Ferguson score the only goal of the game.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1960,03,12","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Hit Chelsea For Six","text":"Everton beat Chelsea 6-1 ON THIS DAY in 1960.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTommy Ring scored the first goals of his Everton career as he netted twice.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe other goals were scored by Bobby Collins, Jimmy Harris, Micky Lill and Roy Vernon.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 50,963 were at Goodison to witness the Blues thrashing the Londoners.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1950,08,06","endDate":"","headline":"Southall\u0027s Mentor","text":"Jim Arnold, the mentor of goalkeeping legend Neville Southall, was born ON THIS DAY in 1950.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nStaffordshire-born Arnold was signed by Howard Kendall from his former club Blackburn Rovers in 1981 and showed some great form in his early games.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAn experienced keeper, Arnold was given the task of showing a young Southall the ropes \u0026ndash; and it was a task he undertook with relish.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHis role in the Welshman\u0026rsquo;s transformation from a promising keeper to one of the best in the world should not be underestimated.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nArnold himself made 59 first-team appearances for the Blues and stayed alongside Southall until June 1985, when he was transferred to Port Vale.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe was on the bench for the European Cup Winners\u0026rsquo; Cup in 1985, but was largely in the shadows of his apprentice until his Goodison career ended."},{"startDate":"1893,12,30","endDate":"","headline":"Southworth Breaks New Ground","text":"Jack Southworth became the first player to score a double hat-trick in a league match ON THIS DAY in 1893.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAn estimated crowd of 25,000 were at Goodison Park to watch Everton defeat West Bromwich Albion 7-1, although the match itself had been in some doubt due to fog.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLuckily for Southworth it went ahead, and he rounded off the year with his impressive six-goal haul. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJohn Bell grabbed the other for the Blues, but the Man of the Match award that afternoon was never up for debate!"},{"startDate":"1966,07,15","endDate":"","headline":"Magyars Maul Samba Stars","text":"Goodison Park was used as a World Cup venue ON THIS DAY in 1966, as two of the world\u0027s footballing powers went head-to-head.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHungary met Brazil in the World Cup Group Three match and ran out 3-1 winners.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Samba stars were missing the injured Pele and the Magyars ran riot. Bene, Farkas and a Meszoly penalty gave the Hungarians the points, while Tostao\u0027s 14th-minute goal proved to be nothing more than a consolation.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1986,03,19","endDate":"","headline":"Spurs Seen Off In Super Cup Semis","text":"Everton beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 ON THIS DAY in 1986.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match, at Goodison, was in the Screen Sport Super Cup Semi-Final Second Leg and the win took the Blues to the final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAn Adrian Heath equaliser meant the game went into extra-time, during which Derek Mountfield and Graeme Sharp scored the goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nUnfortunately, the fact the competition had been unappreciated by the fans tended to be mirrored by the organisers.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThere had been no trophy commissioned and no dates booked for the final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn the event, the final was held over to the following season."},{"startDate":"1966,07,12","endDate":"","headline":"Pele Nets At Goodison","text":"Goodison hosted the World Cup Group Three match between the holders Brazil and Bulgaria ON THIS DAY in 1966.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWith a team that included legendary stars such as Garrincha, Jairzinho and Pele, the Samba stars were favourites to win the game, which they did 2-0, courtesy of free-kicks from Pele and Jairzinho.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game is best remembered, however, for the rough treatment that Pele endured throughout the game, yet he battled on manfully to entertain and excite the Goodison crowd.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1970,06,03","endDate":"","headline":"Cup Withdrawal Confirmed","text":"Club officials announced Everton were not going to enter the following season\u0026rsquo;s League Cup ON THIS DAY in 1970.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAt that stage entry into the competition was not compulsory and, with the Blues in the following year\u0026rsquo;s European Cup, they wanted to avoid a fixture pile-up.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1990,10,31","endDate":"","headline":"Harvey Sacked","text":"Everton manager Colin Harvey was sacked ON THIS DAY in 1990.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter serving the club for more than 25 years as player, youth-team coach, reserve-team coach and first-team coach, Harvey accepted the job of manager in 1987 during a family holiday on a North Wales caravan site.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his time as manager of Everton he brought in greats such as Tony Cottee and Pat Nevin.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton came fourth, eighth and sixth in his time in charge and were beaten in the FA Cup final by Liverpool.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1966,08,13","endDate":"","headline":"Silverware Spectacular","text":"The Division One trophy, the FA Cup and the World Cup were all paraded around Goodison Park ON THIS DAY in 1966 as Everton faced Liverpool in the Charity Shield.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFA Cup winners Everton faced their arch-rivals in the curtain-raiser to the new season but, before the game, the trophy parade to end all trophy parades took place!\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGlorious England pair Ray Wilson and Roger Hunt took to the field with the Jules Rimet trophy and were followed by Brian Labone and Ron Yeats, who carried the FA Cup and the league trophies respectively.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, the game ended in disappointment for the Blues, with Liverpool\u0027s Hunt scoring the only goal."},{"startDate":"1981,05,08","endDate":"","headline":"Kendall Sworn In","text":"Howard Kendall was appointed manager of Everton for the first time ON THIS DAY in 1981.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA fabulous footballer \u0026ndash; he is reckoned by many within the game to be the best player never to win an England cap - it was as Everton boss that he enjoyed his finest moments, becoming the greatest and most successful leader the Club has known. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nKendall was actually a player-manager when he succeeded Gordon Lee.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA final league placing of eighth at the end of his first season was a decent start; seventh at the end of the next season wasn\u0027t too bad either. But there was still plenty of scope for improvement and it came, eventually, the following year.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe 1983/84 season will go down as a genuine watershed for Everton. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nKendall\u0027s men reached the League Cup final, only to lose to Liverpool, but then went one better by lifting the FA Cup, defeating Watford at Wembley.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe 1984/85 championship was won in comfort as well as style, the European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup was brought to Goodison after a memorable run through to the final in Rotterdam, and a unique treble was only denied the team when tiredness caught up with them at Wembley in a second successive FA Cup final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nKendall was, quite rightly, the Manager of the Year, but Everton suffered double disappointment the following season, finishing second to Liverpool in both the title race and the FA Cup final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe position of Merseyside \u0027top-dogs\u0027 was well and truly restored 12 months later when the title was bagged once again - the ninth championship success in the Club\u0027s history.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHaving conquered England, Kendall moved abroad to Athletic Bilbao in 1987 but returned to Goodison for two short spells at the helm during the 1990s."},{"startDate":"1924,04,12","endDate":"","headline":"Chedgzoy\u0027s Cunning Corner","text":"Everton beat Tottenham 5-2 ON THIS DAY IN 1924.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJack Cock scored twice with the other goals coming from W.Chadwick, Sam Chedgzoy and Bobby Irvine.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nChedgzoy\u0027s goal came in rather unusual circumstance.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe winger took a corner and proceeded to dribble the ball towards goal. As both attackers and defenders watched in amusement and disbelief, Chedgzoy took the ball into the penalty area and scored.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe referee allowed the goal to stand since the new rule about corner kicks did not stipulate that the player taking the kick could only touch the ball once before it needed to be played by another player.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nNot surprisingly, this rule was amended at the end of the season!\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1943,04,24","endDate":"","headline":"Giant West Born","text":"Gordon West was born in Barnsley ON THIS DAY in 1943.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter making his name with Blackpool he moved to Goodison, in March 1962, for \u0026pound;27,000 \u0026ndash; a then record fee for a goalkeeper.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe first signing made by new manager Harry Catterick, West was a technically brilliant last line of defence.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe immediately took over from Albert Dunlop and in just over a year won a Championship medal.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWest staggered the football world when he refused to join Sir Alf Ramsey\u0027s England party before the 1970 World Cup Finals in Mexico. Instead he chose to spend the time at home with his family.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Everton career he made 399 appearances for the Blues.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1972,04,27","endDate":"","headline":"Labone Retires","text":"One of the greatest players to wear the royal blue of Everton, Brian Labone, announced his retirement ON THIS DAY in 1972.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA cultured and effective defender who made full use of his height, Labone was surprisingly only booked twice in his career.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his time at the Club, he won two League Championship medals, an FA Cup winners\u0027 medal and FA Cup runners\u0027 up medal.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe was a key member of England\u0027s 1970 World Cup squad and altogether won 26 full caps.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u0027Labby\u0027 made 530 appearances for the Blues between 1958 and 1971, scoring two goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe suffered an Achilles\u0027 tendon injury during a reserve match, in September 1971, which eventually ended his career at the age of 33.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter football, Labone, the man who Harry Catterick called \u0027The Last of the Great Corinthians\u0027, moved into the insurance business."},{"startDate":"1963,08,17","endDate":"","headline":"No Charity For United","text":"A 4-0 victory over Manchester United saw Everton win the Charity Shield ON THIS DAY in 1963. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nChampions the previous season, the Blues dismantled the cup winners at Goodison Park thanks to goals from Jimmy Gabriel, Dennis Stevens, Derek Temple and Roy Vernon."},{"startDate":"1976,06,04","endDate":"","headline":"Hurst Heads To Oldham","text":"John Hurst left Everton to join Oldham Athletic ON THIS DAY in 1976.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHurst had clocked up nearly 400 appearances for the Blues following his debut as a teenager in 1965, scoring 34 goals in the process.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, by the age of 29, it was becoming apparent that his tenure at Goodison Park was drawing to a close. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA member of the 1969/70 championship-winning squad, Hurst, who had started his career as a centre-forward before switching to centre-back, went on to make a further 170 outings for Oldham before retiring from the game in 1981.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1923,01,20","endDate":"","headline":"Jack Cock\u0027s Bow","text":"Jack Cock made his Everton debut ON THIS DAY in 1923 scoring once in a 4-0 win over Stoke City.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe gifted centre-forward began his career with Brentford and then Huddersfield Town before the outbreak of the First World War, during which he was mistakenly reported to have been killed.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nVery much alive, he resumed his career with Chelsea and was transferred to Everton in January 1923, remaining at Goodison until March 1925 when he joined Plymouth.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe later appeared in numerous films.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Everton career he made 72 appearances and scored 31 goals. He won two England caps whilst on the books of Huddersfield and Chelsea.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1956,06,20","endDate":"","headline":"Giant Reid Born","text":"Everton legend Peter Reid was born in Huyton, Liverpool, ON THIS DAY in 1956.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHaving made his debut for Bolton Wanderers at the age of 18, Everton manager Gordon Lee tried to sign Reid for \u0026pound;600,000 in 1980, but the move was shelved after the midfielder developed a series of injuries. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTwo-and-a-half years later, Howard Kendall finally bought the Scouser home - for a bargain \u0026pound;60,000. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIndeed, Reid was instrumental in helping bring about the Club\u0027s most successful ever era and went on to make 222 appearances for the Blues, scoring 13 times. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his time at the Club, he won 13 England caps and the 1985 PFA Player of the Year award as Goodison\u0027s trophy cabinet became home to two league titles, the 1985 European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup and the 1984 FA Cup. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nReid left Everton to join QPR in 1989 and went on to play for Manchester City, Southampton, Notts County and Bury, before embarking on a career in management.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1914,08,09","endDate":"","headline":"Legend Mercer Born","text":"Joe Mercer was born in Ellesmere Port ON THIS DAY in 1914.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe joined Everton as a youngster and forced himself into the first team on a regular basis in 1935, when he took over in the half-back line from Jock Thomson.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDeveloping quickly, he became England\u0027s left-half. The Second World War came and went and Sergeant Major Mercer, captain of his country, returned to Goodison Park having won 26 wartime caps.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBut, Everton had both a captain and a manager and Mercer, no longer a figure of responsibility, became disconsolate.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nArsenal heard about his disenchantment and signed him in late 1946 for \u0026pound;7,000.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn total, Mercer made 184 appearances for Everton, scoring two goals. His impressive contribution, however, would surely have been far, far greater but for World War II and the subsequent suspension of the Football League.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1995,09,28","endDate":"","headline":"Toffees Return To Europe","text":"Goodison Park staged it\u0027s first European Cup-Winners\u0027 Cup match since 1985 ON THIS DAY in 1995.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 18,422 saw the Blues take on KR Reykjavik in the First Round Second Leg tie.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWith Everton already 3-2 ahead from the away leg, the visitors were not expected to pose too many problems.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGoals from Graham Stuart, Tony Grant and Paul Rideout enabled Everton to win 3-1 on the night, 6-3 on aggregate.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1889,03,02","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Host England At Anfield","text":"Everton hosted an international match, at Anfield, ON THIS DAY in 1889.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEngland played Ireland with England coming away 6-1 winners.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThere were already rumblings that Everton were not happy at Anfield, for the rent at the ground was costing the club \u0026pound;250 a year and landlord John Houlding held sole right to sell refreshments at the ground.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBut the FA\u0027s decision to award them the international was instrumental in ensuring Everton would remain at Anfield at least until 1892.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1991,01,01","endDate":"","headline":"Happy New Year!","text":"Happy New Year from everyone at!\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge ON THIS DAY in 1991.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 18,351 saw Everton win away from home on New Year\u0027s Day for the first time since 1897 when they had beaten Sheffield United.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGraeme Sharp struck and Chelsea\u0027s Jason Cundy scored an own-goal.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1981,07,31","endDate":"","headline":"Kendall\u0027s First Signing","text":"Everton signed Alan Biley ON THIS DAY 1981.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHoward Kendall made the striker his first signing when he was bought from Derby County for \u0026pound;300,000.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEvertonians nicknamed him \u0027Spike\u0027 due to his Rod Stewart-esque hairstyle, but despite scoring two goals in his first two matches for the Blues a goal drought followed which resulted in him joining Portsmouth just 13 months after his arrival on Merseyside.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn his Everton career he made 21 appearances and scored three goals."},{"startDate":"1994,11,08","endDate":"","headline":"Walker Sacked","text":"Mike Walker was sacked as Everton manager ON THIS DAY in 1994.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAn abysmal start to the season, which saw the Blues rooted to the bottom of the league after only one win in 13 games, saw Walker dismissed after a year in the job.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe former Norwich City manager was an honest and committed man but he came nowhere near replicating the success he\u0027d enjoyed at Carrow Road.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHis overall contribution shouldn\u0027t be entirely dismissed as abject failure though. He signed Duncan Ferguson, took the gamble on Daniel Amokachi and brought Anders Limpar to the Club."},{"startDate":"1941,11,29","endDate":"","headline":"City Thrashed","text":"Everton beat Manchester City 9-0 ON THIS DAY in 1941.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues had beaten City 4-3 at Maine Road the week before and were in a goalscoring mood once again.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nH.Jones scored two, as did Alex Stevenson, with the other efforts coming from Stan Bentham, Billy Cook, J. Lyon, G.Mutch and an own goal.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton would eventually finish sixth in the Football League North (First Championship).\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1989,05,03","endDate":"","headline":"Hillsborough Victims Remembered","text":"Everton drew 0-0 with Liverpool ON THIS DAY in 1989.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues were due to play Liverpool in the FA Cup final at the end of the season, but the league meeting at Goodison Park was not seen as any kind of trial run \u0026ndash; it was Liverpool\u0027s first competitive game since the Hillsborough disaster.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nManager Colin Harvey pointed out in his programme notes how \"Football people around the country have always marvelled at the way Everton and Liverpool supporters could gather together as both friends and rivals at derby matches. This was a special quality in happy times, and in the last two and a half weeks it has been a great strength in tragedy.\"\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe crowd of 45,994 hushed ahead of the game in memory of the deceased before the two teams cancelled themselves out to take a share of the points.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1977,05,24","endDate":"","headline":"Fine Finish To \u002777 Season","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton stretched their unbeaten run at the end of the season to six games with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United ON THIS DAY in 1977.\u003c/p\u003e\nGoals from Martin Dobson and Duncan McKenzie allowed the Blues to sign off on a winning note as Gordon Lee\u0026rsquo;s side climbed to ninth in the league table.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, it was something of an anti-climax given the Toffees\u0026rsquo; cup exploits of that season.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEverton had reached the League Cup final for the first time in the Club\u0026rsquo;s history and reached the FA Cup semi-final for a record 17th time.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1893,12,23","endDate":"","headline":"Southworth Warms Up For Record","text":"Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday 8-1 ON THIS DAY in 1893.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJack Southworth equalled the record previously set by Alex Latta and Fred Geary by scoring four of Everton\u0027s goals in the 8-1 win.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBell scored two on the day, with Chadwick and Latta netting the others.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA week later, Southworth set a new record with six goals in one game against West Bromwich Albion.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1939,09,02","endDate":"","headline":"Wartime Leagues Launch","text":"Regional League football was resumed during the Second World War ON THIS DAY in 1939.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA meeting of the Football League in Crewe announced that after it had become apparent that the country was unlikely to be invaded games would begin again on 21st October.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe country was effectively divided into eight regions (there was a 50 mile travel limit imposed on the nation by the government) irrespective of their League status before the outbreak of war.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1913,01,05","endDate":"","headline":"Wally Born","text":"Walter Boyes was born in Sheffield ON THIS DAY in 1913.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDespite having one leg shorter than the other Wally excelled at football whilst at school and represented Sheffield Schoolboys.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter scoring for West Bromwich Albion in the 1935 FA Cup final against Sheffield Wednesday he joined the Blues in February 1938.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nStanding only 5ft 3 in tall, Wally won a League Championship medal with the Toffees in 1939 and remained at Goodison until 1949 when he joined Notts County before moving to Scunthorpe United where he finished his League career.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLater he became player manager of Retford, manager of Hyde United and trainer at Swansea Town.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe died in September 1960 at the comparatively young age of 47.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn his Everton career he made 73 appearances and scored 15 goals."},{"startDate":"1997,10,18","endDate":"","headline":"Cadamarteri Makes Derby Mark","text":"Danny Cadamarteri scored his most famous goal for Everton ON THIS DAY in 1997.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe young striker scored in a 2-0 win against Liverpool at Goodison. The first was a Neil Ruddock own goal.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLiverpool were expected to win easily as Everton were in a bad run of form after a 4-1 defeat away to Coventry City only a few days earlier.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter a brilliant Blues performance the happy fans left the ground to \u0026acirc;\u0026euro;\u0026tilde;Tales of the Unexpected\u0027 booming out of the Goodison tannoy.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLiverpool manger Roy Evans summed up the day when he said: \u0026acirc;\u0026euro;\u0026oelig;Everton made fools of us all, while Liverpool made fools of themselves.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1881,08,22","endDate":"","headline":"Makepeace Born In Middlesbrough","text":"Harry Makepeace was born in Middlesbrough ON THIS DAY in 1881.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMakepeace represented England at both football and cricket - a distinction he shared with his Everton and Lancashire colleague, Jack Sharp.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe moved to the city of Liverpool when he was 10 and signed for Everton in 1902, making his debut in an FA Cup tie against Manchester United in February 1903.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBeginning as a forward, he was soon switched to the half-back line, where his fearsome tackling and excellent distribution were better employed.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe was a regular member of the side between 1904 and 1914 and played in the FA Cup-winning team of 1906.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMakepeace made 336 appearances during his career at Goodison Park, scoring 23 goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHis connection with Everton then resumed after World War One when he returned as a coach."},{"startDate":"1953,05,09","endDate":"","headline":"Sagar Bows Out","text":"Ted Sagar made his final appearance for Everton ON THIS DAY in 1953.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was against Tranmere Rovers, in the final of the Liverpool Senior Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe joined Everton from the humble origins of Thorne Colliery FC in Yorkshire. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThat was in March 1929 and, on 18 January 1930, he made the first of what was to become a record-breaking haul of 463 league appearances, against Derby County. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSlim and underweight for a goalkeeper, in the days when it was legitimate for tough, tall centre-forwards to bounce both goalkeeper and ball into the net, Sagar survived by sheer skill. He had an uncanny ability to judge the high flight of a ball from the flanks, and he was completely unafraid. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter his first full season ended with a league championship medal he added an FA Cup winner\u0027s medal in 1933 when he kept a clean sheet at Wembley against Manchester City. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn 1938/39 he became a league champion again - and only the outbreak of war prevented him adding to that collection. War-time, however, did allow him to add one unique entry to his playing log. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nCapped four times by England, he also gained the distinction of playing for another country when he turned out for Northern Ireland.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter his retirement he served as landlord of the Blue Anchor pub in Aintree, where nothing pleased him more than regaling the regulars with stories of his playing days. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe died in 1986, aged 76."},{"startDate":"1887,10,15","endDate":"","headline":"First FA Cup Outing","text":"Everton played their first game in the FA Cup ON THIS DAY in 1887.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues lost 1-0 to Bolton Wanderers at Burnden Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThey had entered the tournament the year before and were drawn against Glasgow Rangers but before the game could be played Rangers were scratched from the competition.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAlthough Bolton won this FA Cup tie it was discovered that their centre-forward Struthers was ineligible and Everton lodged a successful appeal to have the game replayed.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter two draws Everton won the third replay 2-1. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBolton lodged an appeal after the match saying that Everton had fielded seven ineligible players.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues were suspended for one month and were removed from the competition.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1986,10,04","endDate":"","headline":"Perfect Home Run Spoiled","text":"Everton were beaten at home for the only time in the whole season ON THIS DAY in 1986.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA first half goal from Steve Williams gave Arsenal a 1-0 triumph.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt mattered little. Everton still went on to be crowned league champions for the ninth time at the end of the campaign.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1909,06,24","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Escape Riot","text":"Everton\u0027s pre-season trip to Argentina took an interesting twist ON THIS DAY in 1909.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues were there to play games against Tottenham Hotspur and local sides and had decided, as a team, to watch a local match between two Argentinian clubs.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, a larger crowd than anticipated turned up to the contest, and a minor pitch invasion followed. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Argentinian cavalry took to the field and dispersed the crowds using their swords!\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nNo Everton player was injured at the match but it was a tale many would regale to friends and supporters over the following decades."},{"startDate":"1998,06,25","endDate":"","headline":"Kendall\u0027s Final Farewell","text":"Howard Kendall\u0027s third reign as manager of Everton came to an end ON THIS DAY in 1998.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDespite having guided the Blues to safety in the 1997/98 season, the Everton board were keen to replace Kendall, as the Blues\u0027 Premier League survival had ultimately come down to goal difference. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe man who had been responsible for the great Goodison sides of the 1980s left the Club for the final time by mutual consent and was replaced by Walter Smith the following month.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1986,08,22","endDate":"","headline":"Watson Deal Completed","text":"Dave Watson signed for Everton ON THIS DAY in 1986.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe central defender joined his hometown club from Norwich City for \u0026pound;900,000 - a Club record for the Blues at the time. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nStrangely, it took the player a little time to win his way into the affections of the discerning Everton supporters, even if central defensive partner Kevin Ratcliffe had no doubts. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWhen Watson took over as captain from the most successful player ever to wear the skipper\u0027s armband at Goodison Park, Ratcliffe described his successor as the best centre-half he\u0027d ever played with.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn his Everton career, \u0027Waggy\u0027 made 524 appearances for the Blues and scored 38 goals. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe helped the Club to the First Division championship in the 1986/87 season and lifted the FA Cup in 1995 after a 1-0 Wembley win over Manchester United.\u0026nbsp; \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1890,12,13","endDate":"","headline":"Wylie Blasts Record Four","text":"Tom Wylie became the first Everton player to score four goals in one league match ON THIS DAY in 1890.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues ran out 6-2 winners as they played Derby County at the Racecourse Ground.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton\u0027s other goals were scored by Alec Brady and Fred Geary.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was only Wylie\u0027s second game for the Club.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe went on to make 20 appearances during his time with Everton, scoring a total of five goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1911,02,04","endDate":"","headline":"Young\u0027s Double Downs Reds","text":"Everton beat Liverpool 2-1 ON THIS DAY in 1911.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThis was the fourth time that the Blues and the Reds of Merseyside had met in the FA Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 50,000 packed into Goodison Park to watch the derby game with the fact that it was in the cup giving it a bit of extra spice.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAlex Young scored twice for Everton to send them through to the Third Round."},{"startDate":"1955,11,30","endDate":"","headline":"Gray Born In Glasgow","text":"Andy Gray was born in Glasgow ON THIS DAY in 1955.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe had spells at Dundee United, Aston Villa and Wolves before his \u0026pound;250,000 move to Everton in 1983.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHis arrival galvanised and transformed the Blues, and within two years they were league champions, FA Cup winners and winners of the European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Everton career, Gray made 68 appearances, scoring 22 goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1932,04,16","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Edge Towards Title","text":"Everton moved closer to securing the Football League Championship ON THIS DAY in 1932 with a 6-1 victory over West Ham United at Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDixie Dean scored a hat-trick. Tommy Johnson scored two and Jimmy Stein grabbed the other as the Blues recorded an emphatic success over the East Londoners.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAlthough Everton were to score just one more goal in the final four games of the season, it was enough to win the League.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1894,01,13","endDate":"","headline":"Six Goal Thriller","text":"Everton beat Preston North End 4-2 ON THIS DAY in 1894.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEdgar Chadwick, Jack Southworth, Alfred Milward and a Preston own-goal gave the Blues the win over the Lancashire team.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues finished the season sixth in Division One.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1977,01,30","endDate":"","headline":"Gordon Lee Appointed","text":"Everton appointed Gordon Lee as manager ON THIS DAY in 1977.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLee replaced Billy Bingham who had left earlier in the month.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn his Everton career he brought in such players as Brian Kidd, Peter Eastoe, Gary Megson and Asa Hartford.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAt first the club\u0026rsquo;s league positions took a turn for the better with the Blues finishing 9th, 3rd, and 4th.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBut as the clubs fortunes declined the attendances at matches began to suffer.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWith his position under review, Lee threw himself into his work, attempting vainly to revive the club. After months of speculation Lee was sacked by Chairman Phillip Carter on May 6 1981.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1912,08,09","endDate":"","headline":"Stevenson Born In Dublin","text":"Alex Stevenson was born in Dublin ON THIS DAY in 1912.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAn inside-left, he moved from Glasgow Rangers to Everton in 1934 and helped the Club win the league title in 1949.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Blues career, he made a total of 271 appearances and scored 90 goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nCapped 17 times by Northern Ireland, Stevenson also ran out seven times for the Republic of Ireland."},{"startDate":"1960,10,12","endDate":"","headline":"League Cup Debut","text":"Everton made their debut in the League Cup ON THIS DAY in 1960.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues beat Accrington Stanley 3-1 at Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe introduction of the competition, instigated by Football League secretary Alan Hardaker, was not universally welcomed, with Arsenal, Spurs, Sheffield Wednesday, West Brom and Wolves all refusing to enter.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Toffees gave a good account of themselves in the inaugural tournament, reaching the quarter-finals.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1936,09,02","endDate":"","headline":"Dean Becomes League\u0027s Leading Scorer","text":"Dixie Dean became the Football League\u0027s all-time leading scorer ON THIS DAY in 1936. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe striker netted the 353rd goal of his career in Everton\u0027s 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday to surpass the previous best set by Steve Bloomer."},{"startDate":"1928,12,29","endDate":"","headline":"Stein Makes Debut","text":"Jimmy Stein made his debut in a 3-0 win over Bolton ON THIS DAY in 1928.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBorn in Coatbridge, Stein first came to prominence with Dunfermline before switching to Everton in 1928 and went on to collect winner\u0027s medals from the Second Division, First Division and FA Cup in consecutive seasons.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe made 215 appearances for the Club, scoring 65 goals, including one in the 1933 FA Cup final, before leaving for Burnley in October 1936.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1931,08,05","endDate":"","headline":"Bingham Born","text":"Former Everton boss Billy Bingham was born ON THIS DAY in 1931.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1949,02,21","endDate":"","headline":"Taylor Killed In Accident","text":"Former player Jack Taylor died ON THIS DAY in 1949.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe was tragically killed in a motor accident.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTaylor had played for the club between 1896 and 1912 but his career effectively came to an end in a freak accident in the FA Cup semi-final of 1910.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring the match against Barnsley in Manchester he was hit in the throat by a fierce shot and sustained severe damage to his larynx.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1984,02,15","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Edge Closer To Wembley","text":"Everton beat Aston Villa 2-0 ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was the first leg of the Milk Cup Semi-Final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 40,006 were present at Goodison as the Blues scored in each half with goals from Kevin Sheedy and Kevin Richardson.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton went on to reach the final but where beaten by Liverpool in a replay.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1984,05,25","endDate":"","headline":"Bracewell Arrives","text":"After failing to sign Paul Bracewell from Stoke City in 1983, Everton finally managed to secure the young starlet\u0026rsquo;s services ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHoward Kendall paid \u0026pound;425,000 for the 21-year-old, who was actually born in Heswall, and he became a regular alongside Peter Reid in the Everton midfield the following season.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBracewell was an England international and just 23 when, on New Years Day 1986, he limped off against Newcastle United with an ankle injury from which he never fully recovered.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHe was transferred back to Sunderland in 1989 after making 132 appearances for the Blues, scoring 10 times in an Everton career which earned him a league championship medal, a European Cup Winners\u0026rsquo; Cup winners medal and three England caps.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1923,01,15","endDate":"","headline":"Eglington Born","text":"Tom Eglington was born in Dublin ON THIS DAY in 1923.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe and Peter Farrell both played for Shamrock Rovers and were snapped up by Everton in 1946 for a joint fee of \u0026pound;10,000.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAs well as being an extremely creative player, the left winger was also adept at finishing, scoring five in one match against Doncaster Rovers.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe finished his playing career with Tranmere Rovers and then returned to Ireland.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Everton career he made 428 appearances scoring 82 goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe won a total of 24 caps for the Republic of Ireland and six for Northern Ireland whilst with Everton.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1977,03,16","endDate":"","headline":"Second Replay Ends In Another Draw","text":"Everton drew 1-1 with Aston Villa in the League Cup Final replay ON THIS DAY in 1977.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRoger Kenyon scored an own-goal and Bob Latchford scored for Everton in front of 55,000 fans at Hillsborough.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThis match was the second time the two sides had drawn in the final which meant that the game went to a third tie for the very first time.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nUnfortunately the Blues lost the next replay 2-3 at Old Trafford.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"2002,07,18","endDate":"","headline":"First Chinese Player Arrives","text":"Everton signed Li Weifeng from Shenzhen Pingan on loan ON THIS DAY in 2002. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Chinese central defender joined the Club as part of Everton\u0027s sponsorship deal with Chinese Electronics company Kejian. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe made two appearances for the Blues and was a starter in a 1-0 defeat away at Southampton. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe returned to Shenzhen Kejian on 29 January 2003."},{"startDate":"1958,06,16","endDate":"","headline":"Parker Procured","text":"Everton signed right-back Alex Parker from Falkirk ON THIS DAY in 1958.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe 22-year-old Scot came to Goodison Park alongside Eddie O\u0027Hara, just a year after the duo had helped the Bairns win the Scottish FA Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, the man who would become renowned for perfecting the sliding tackle was forced to wait five months until November for his Everton debut as he was completing his National Service with the Royal Scots Fusiliers.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nUpon his return to Merseyside, Parker went on to play 219 times for the Blues, scoring five goals, and was a key player in the 1962/63 championship-winning side."},{"startDate":"1964,09,23","endDate":"","headline":"Europe Again","text":"Everton\u0027s third successive season in European competition got under way ON THIS DAY in 1964.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues travelled to Norway to take on Valerengen IF in the First Round First Leg of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThey soundly beat the Norweigans 5-2.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFred Pickering scored two, with Colin Harvey, Alex Scott and Derek Temple all scoring one each.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton won the return leg 4-2. They went on to play Kilmarnock before being knocked out of the competition in the third round by Manchester United.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1964,02,08","endDate":"","headline":"Vernon Inspires Derby Victory","text":"Everton beat Liverpool 3-1 ON THIS DAY in 1964.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 66,515 turned up at Goodison Park to see the Blues gain revenge for their 2-1 defeat at Anfield earlier in the season.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA Roy Vernon double and a single strike from Jimmy Gabriel gave the Blues the win.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1944,01,08","endDate":"","headline":"Nine Goal Record Breakers","text":"The Blues thrashed Crewe Alexandra 9-1 ON THIS DAY in 1944.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA McIntosh hat-trick was the pick of the bunch with Tommy Lawton and Alex Stevenson scoring two each and J.Boothway and Eddie Wainwright grabbing a goal apiece.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton scored nine goals again in the Football League North (Second Championship) competition against Chester, in March, when the final score was 9-2.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1939,02,11","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Attract Record St Andrew\u0027s Crowd","text":"Everton drew 2-2 with Birmingham ON THIS DAY in 1939.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe visit of the Blues in the FA Cup Fifth Round tie attracted St. Andrew\u0026rsquo;s biggest ever crowd.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA massive 66,844 supporters turned up for the match, which saw Wally Boyles and Alex Stevenson score the goals which earned Everton a replay which they subsequently won 2-1.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1995,02,18","endDate":"","headline":"Canaries Get Their Wings Clipped","text":"Everton beat Norwich City 5-0 ON THIS DAY in 1995.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues\u0027 revival under Joe Royle continued with the emphatic display over the Canaries in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAnders Limpar and Joe Parkinon gave Everton a 2-0 lead in the first half, and with Norwich committed to attack in the second period to try and rescue the tie, additional goals from Paul Rideout, Duncan Ferguson and Graham Stuart rounded off the scoring.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRoyle\u0027s \u0027Dogs of War\u0027 went on to lift the trophy that year with a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the final."},{"startDate":"1967,07,10","endDate":"","headline":"Gabriel Sets Sail For Southampton","text":"Jimmy Gabriel ended his seven-year association with Everton by signing for Southampton ON THIS DAY in 1967.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA powerhouse of a right-half, he became one of British football\u0027s most expensive teenagers when he signed from Dundee for \u0026pound;30,000 in March 1960.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his time at Goodison Park, Gabriel made over 300 appearances for the Blues, scoring 36 goals, picking up a league championship and an FA Cup winner\u0027s medal in the process.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGabriel ultimately made way with the arrival of Howard Kendall and also turned out for Bournemouth before crossing the Atlantic to play for Seattle Sounders.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHis association with Everton and British football didn\u0027t end there, however. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIndeed, he was appointed to Colin Harvey\u0027s managerial team in 1990 and later fulfilled the role of caretaker manager on two separate occasions.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1991,03,13","endDate":"","headline":"Toffees Ease Into Northern Final","text":"Everton beat Barnsley 1-0 ON THIS DAY in 1991.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match was in the Zenith Data Systems Cup Northern Semi-Final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA first-half goal from Tony Cottee in front of 10,287 fans put the Blues into the Northern Final against Leeds United.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1989,04,30","endDate":"","headline":"Simod Cup Disappointment","text":"Everton lost in the final of the Simod Cup ON THIS DAY in 1989.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues went down 3-4 to Nottingham Forest at Wembley.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 46,606 witnessed two goals from Tony Cottee while Graeme Sharp grabbed the other.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1929,10,30","endDate":"","headline":"Giant Hickson Born","text":"Dave Hickson was born in Ellesmere Port ON THIS DAY in 1929.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe first signed for Everton from Ellesmere Port in 1948 and remained at Goodison until 1955 when he was sold to Aston Villa.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe striker\u0027s first spell at Goodison was interrupted by National Service. While playing for Cheshire Army Cadets he had been under the tutelage of Dixie Dean who passed on his priceless experience.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn August 1957 he returned to Everton from Huddersfield for \u0026pound;7,500 before moving to Liverpool just over two years later.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his playing days he also completed the Merseyside hat-trick when he signed for Tranmere Rovers.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAt Everton he made 243 appearances scoring 111 goals.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1922,06,28","endDate":"","headline":"Crossley Makes Surprise Exit","text":"Everton striker Charlie Crossley was sold to West Ham United ON THIS DAY in 1922. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe move came as something of a surprise, Crossley having proved a big hit with the Goodison Park faithful thanks to 21 goals in 55 appearances for the Blues.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn his first season at Upton Park, the Walsall-born forward helped the Hammers gain promotion back to the top flight following a prolonged spell in Division Two.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe later had a spell at Swindon Town. \u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1971,12,22","endDate":"","headline":"Ball Becomes A Gunner","text":"Alan Ball was transferred to Arsenal ON THIS DAY in 1971.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn the spring of that year, Everton manager Harry Catterick was asked to put a price on the head of Ball. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRealising that the domestic record at the time was \u0026pound;200,000, he said he would expect offers of at least \u0026pound;1 million. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton fans were shocked then, when, only nine months later, the World Cup winner was sold for \u0026pound;220,000.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBall had joined Everton from Blackpool for \u0026pound;110,000 five years earlier and helped the Blues win the league in 1970.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Everton career he made 249 appearances, scoring 78 goals."},{"startDate":"1985,05,29","endDate":"","headline":"English Clubs Banned From Europe","text":"Everton\u0026rsquo;s hopes of taking on the best sides in European football were brought to an abrupt end ON THIS DAY in 1985.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe 1984-85 campaign saw the Blues not only win the European Cup Winners\u0026rsquo; Cup but also secure the League Championship with consummate ease.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBut the events in the town of Heysel prior to the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus on 28 May 1985 led to the death of 39 people and resulted in English clubs being banned from UEFA competition.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt meant the Blues couldn\u0026rsquo;t test themselves against Europe\u0026rsquo;s elite and, by the time clubs from England were re-admitted, the Goodison team from the mid-1980s had long been disbanded.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1977,04,23","endDate":"","headline":"Semi-Final Despair","text":"Everton drew 2-2 with Liverpool ON THIS DAY in 1977.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuncan McKenzie and Bruce Rioch scored the goals for the Blue half of Merseyside.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe FA Cup semi-final, which was played at Maine Road, is still talked about today after a controversial refereeing decision.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nClive Thomas disallowed what seemed to be a perfectly legitimate winner for the Blues when Bryan Hamilton netted in the dying seconds.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThere has never been an adequate explanation as to why the goal was disallowed, but Liverpool were given an unexpected reprieve and won the replay 3-0.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1943,02,27","endDate":"","headline":"Southport Put To The Sword","text":"Everton beat Southport 10-2 ON THIS DAY in 1943.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match was in the Football League North (Second Championship).\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA week previously the Blues had scored eight goals at Haig Avenue in the same competition.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThis time around Tommy Lawton scored four, George Mutch grabbed two while Alex Stevenson, Billy Cook, Fowler and an own goal completed the rout.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1987,06,18","endDate":"","headline":"Kendall Confirms Departure","text":"Howard Kendall told Everton chairman Sir Philip Carter that he had made up his mind to leave the Blues for Athletic Bilbao ON THIS DAY in 1987.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nKendall, who had been in charge at Goodison Park for six years, had taken the Club to the First Division title in the May but was desperate to try his hand in European competition, as English clubs were banned at the time.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton began the search for a successor, with Colin Harvey, Kendall\u0027s number two, instantly installed as favourite to succeed his former master."},{"startDate":"1966,02,12","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Avoid Bedford Banana Skin","text":"Everton beat Bedford Town 3-0 ON THIS DAY in 1966.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe non-League side were a surprise inclusion in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. They had beaten Exeter City, Brighton and fellow non-leaguers Hereford in the first three rounds.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRather than switching the tie to Goodison to get better gate receipts they resisted the temptation, preferring to try to cause an upset on their own ground.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton were in top form though and overpowered Bedford.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDerek Temple scored twice with Fred Pickering grabbing the other on the Toffees road to winning the Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1909,04,09","endDate":"","headline":"Biggest Derby Win","text":"Everton beat Liverpool 5-0 ON THIS DAY in 1909 to record what remains our biggest ever win over our neighbours.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBertie Freeman scored two, with another three coming from Tim Coleman, R.F. Turner and Wattie White.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was actually a debut appearance for Turner. The player himself was subject to an FA fine after demanding a \u0026pound;100 signing on fee despite the maximum allowed being \u0026pound;10.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1968,05,21","endDate":"","headline":"Ruled Out Of Europe","text":"Although Everton finished the season in fifth place in the league table, the Toffees failed to qualify for Europe ON THIS DAY in 1968.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThis was as a direct result of the \u0026lsquo;one club per city\u0026rsquo; ruling which was then in force, which meant that Liverpool in third place kept out the Blues.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt was so ludicrous that in that season Manchester City, who had finished the campaign in 10th place, qualified for the competition!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDespite the injustice, Everton finished the season in style with a 5-1 win over Fulham, with John Hurst bagging a brace and Alan Ball, Johnny Morrissey and Joe Royle completing the rout over the Cottagers.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1988,01,20","endDate":"","headline":"Semi-final Place Secured","text":"Everton beat Manchester City 2-0 ON THIS DAY in 1988.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAdrian Heath and Graeme Sharp scored either side of the half-time break to seal the result.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win secured the Blues\u0027 place in the semi-finals of the Littlewoods Cup to face Arsenal over two legs.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1939,11,04","endDate":"","headline":"Goodison Hosts Red Cross Event","text":"Goodison Park staged the first representative match of the Second World War ON THIS DAY in 1939.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA Football League XI drew 3-3 with an all-British side in front of a crowd of 15,000.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe crowd size was restricted on government orders in case of air attack from the Germans.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe event raised \u0026pound;1,244 for the Red Cross.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1936,01,22","endDate":"","headline":"Dixie At The Double","text":"On his 29th birthday in 1936, Dixie netted twice as Everton drew 3-3 with Bolton in front of 14,562 supporters at Goodison."},{"startDate":"1968,06,08","endDate":"","headline":"Three Lions Finish Third","text":"A trio of Evertonians ensured that England finished third in the European Championships ON THIS DAY in 1968.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Three Lions defeated the USSR 2-0 in Rome and Everton were 75 per cent responsible for the clean sheet!\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGoodison stars Tommy Wright, Ray Wilson and Brian Labone all lined up in England\u0027s back four, brilliantly keep the Russians at bay in the third-fourth place play-off. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBobby Charlton and Geoff Hurst grabbed the goals for Alf Ramsey\u0027s side, though victory was scant consolation for their semi-final defeat against Yugoslavia three days earlier. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1957,12,25","endDate":"","headline":"Last Christmas Day Fixture","text":"Everton played their last ever Christmas Day game ON THIS DAY in 1957.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues drew 1-1 with Bolton Wanderers at Goodison Park, a crowd of 29,584 witnessing George Kirby net the hosts\u0027 only goal."},{"startDate":"1970,08,08","endDate":"","headline":"Stamford Bridge Shield Success","text":"Everton won the Charity Shield ON THIS DAY in 1970 with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Toffees, who were league champions, faced the Londoners, winners of the FA Cup, at Stamford Bridge.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGoals from Alan Whittle and Howard Kendall gave Harry Catterick\u0027s side yet another piece of silverware to get the 1970/71 season off to a perfect start.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1966,01,29","endDate":"","headline":"Only Northampton League Trip","text":"ON THIS DAY, the Blues traveled to Northampton Town for the first and only League match between the sides in 1966.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton came away with a 0-2 win thanks to goals from Derek Temple and Alex Scott.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1989,01,31","endDate":"","headline":"Cup Victory Over Argyle","text":"Everton beat Plymouth Argyle 4-0 ON THIS DAY in 1989.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTwo goals either side of half time saw the Blues progress to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup to face Barsnley at Oakwell.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGraeme Sharp scored twice with Pat Nevin and Kevin Sheedy netting the other goals.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1902,05,01","endDate":"","headline":"Tragedy Leads To British League Cup","text":"Everton drew 1-1 with Glasgow Rangers ON THIS DAY in 1902.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nOne month earlier, England had met Scotland at Ibrox, home of Rangers, for a game that had attracted a massive crowd.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTragically, part of a stand had collapsed, killing 26 people and injuring over 500 others.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAlmost immediately, a fund was set up to raise money for the families affected by the disaster, and a British League Cup was organised.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 8,000 at Goodison Park saw Everton and Rangers meet in what was one of the competition\u0027s semi-finals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe draw sent the tie to a replay at Celtic Park, a five-goal thriller which our opponents edged 3-2.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1985,07,05","endDate":"","headline":"Lineker\u0027s One Season Spell Begins","text":"Gary Lineker joined Everton from Leicester City ON THIS DAY in 1985.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA tribunal was required to set the \u0026pound;850,000 fee, as the Midlanders were demanding \u0026pound;1.25m for their coveted striker, whereas Everton were unwilling to meet the Foxes\u0027 asking price.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe panel agreed in favour of Everton\u0027s valuation and Lineker was Goodison-bound.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLineker spent just one season at Goodison Park, but scored an impressive 30 goals in 41 games to earn him the Golden Boot.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFollowing his impressive performances for England in the World Cup in Mexico in 1986, Lineker was transferred to Barcelona for a fee in the region of \u0026pound;2.75m.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1957,10,09","endDate":"","headline":"First Floodlit Fixture","text":"The floodlights were switched on at Goodison Park for the first time ON THIS DAY in 1957.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match was played against Liverpool and celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Liverpool County F.A.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton won the match 2-0 in front of 58,000 fans.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEddie Thomas scored both goals for the Blues.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFour giant pylons, one in each corner of the ground, towered 185 feet high and operated initially with 36 lamps each.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAt the time the towers were the tallest in the country.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1966,07,25","endDate":"","headline":"Goodison Stages World Cup Semi-Final","text":"Goodison Park staged the World Cup semi-final between West Germany and Russia ON THIS DAY in 1966.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Russians cause was not helped by having Chislenko sent off and another player handicapped by injury in a vicious match.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGermany finally won the game 2-1. Haller and Beckenbauer scored for the Germans while Porkujan grabbed a consolation for the Russians in the closing stages of the match.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1892,11,05","endDate":"","headline":"Triple Joy For Duo","text":"Two Everton players scored a hat-trick in the same game for the first time in the Club\u0027s history ON THIS DAY in 1892.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Toffees beat Derby County 6-1 away from home with Fred Geary and Alex Latta both scoring three each.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAt the end of the season, Geary had 19 goals to his credit and Latta 18.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1937,01,16","endDate":"","headline":"Cherries Picked","text":"Everton beat Bournemouth 5-0 ON THIS DAY in 1937.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Cherries visited Goodison Park in the FA Cup Third Round and were thrashed.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTorry Gillick and Alex Stevenson both scored two and Jimmy Cunliffe grabbed the other in a comprehensive win for the Toffees.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton went on to the Fifth Round before being knocked out in a replay against Tottenham.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1912,02,08","endDate":"","headline":"Bury Thrashed","text":"Everton beat Bury 6-0 ON THIS DAY in 1912.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues had drawn 1-1 at home with Bury five days earlier in this FA Cup Second Round tie.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBury decided, however, to play the replay at Goodison once more in order to take a bigger share of the gate receipts.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton made no mistake second time around, with T. Browell scoring four and W. Davidson and Frank Jefferis adding the others in a one-sided win.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1959,10,21","endDate":"","headline":"Sheedy Born In Builth Wells","text":"Kevin Sheedy was born in Builth Wells, Wales, ON THIS DAY in 1959.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton bought the Republic of Ireland international from Liverpool for \u0026pound;100,000 in August 1982.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA player who could change the course of a match with a single, sophisticated touch the left-winger was part of the great Everton team that won two League championships, the FA Cup and the European Cup-Winners\u0027 Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn over 340 appearances for the Blues he scored 93 goals including one in the European Cup-Winners\u0027 Cup final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe signed for Newcastle United in 1992.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1988,01,16","endDate":"","headline":"Canaries Felled","text":"The Blues beat Norwich City 3-0 ON THIS DAY in 1988.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTwo goals from Graeme Sharp and one from Adrian Heath secured all three points in front of 15,750 at Carrow Road.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton finished the season fourth in Division One.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1984,05,19","endDate":"","headline":"FA Cup Returns To Goodison","text":"Everton won their first FA Cup since 1966 as they defeated Watford 2-0 at Wembley ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGraham Taylor\u0027s side were no match for Howard Kendall\u0027s heroes as they defeated the Londoners by two goals to nil. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGraeme Sharp gave Everton the lead and Andy Gray got the second to ensure that Kevin Ratcliffe lifted the famous trophy.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe result proved to be a springboard for further Everton success as the triumph gained the Blues entrance to the European Cup Winners Cup of 1984/85.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1977,04,13","endDate":"","headline":"League Cup Final Defeat","text":"Everton lost to Aston Villa 2-3 ON THIS DAY in 1977.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter having played Villa twice already, this was the second replay to decide the League Cup Final.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was Bob Latchford who gave the Toffees the lead, only for Villa to equalise through Chris Nicholl.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nVilla then took the initiative with Brian Little putting them ahead.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn a desperate attempt to salvage the tie, Everton threw everything they had at Villa.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWith time running it was Mick Lyons who popped up from a corner to equalise, sending the game to extra-time.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was not till the dying minutes that Brian Little skipped through an exhausted Everton defence to settle the match and win the League Cup, still the only trophy to have eluded the Toffees.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe final was watched by 54,749 fans.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1945,04,02","endDate":"","headline":"Wartime Derby Win","text":"Everton beat Liverpool 3-1 ON THIS DAY in 1945.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win at Anfield in the Football League North (Second Championship), was the start of a seven game unbeaten streak.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton\u0027s goals came from Grant, Jackson and Wyles as the Blues finished second in the League North (Second Championship).\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1967,01,14","endDate":"","headline":"Brace From Ball","text":"The Blues beat Sheffield United 4-1 ON THIS DAY in 1967.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWorld-Cup winner Alan Ball scored twice with the other goals coming from Jimmy Gabriel and Jimmy Husband.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 36,722 saw the Toffees\u0027 win at Goodison.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton finished the season sixth in Division One.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1935,01,30","endDate":"","headline":"Ten Goal Thriller!","text":"Everton beat Sunderland 6-4 ON THIS DAY in 1935.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe FA Cup Fourth Round replay was held at Goodison and the win saw the Blues earn a Fifth Round tie against Derby County.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJackie Coulter got a hat-trick with Albert Geldard scoring two and Alex Stevenson grabbed the other.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1989,04,15","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Reach Wembley Again","text":"Everton reached the FA Cup Final ON THIS DAY in 1989.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThey beat Norwich City 1-0 in the semi-final at Villa Park - but it was a game that mattered little to Blues fans, the people of Merseyside and the watching world because of the events that took place at the other semi-final venue that day - Hillsborough, Sheffield.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLiverpool\u0027s tie with Nottingham Forest was abandoned after just a few minutes because of a developing tragedy. Ninety-six Liverpool fans were crushed to death on one of English football\u0027s darkest days.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1981,07,22","endDate":"","headline":"Latchford Leaves","text":"Bob Latchford left Everton to join Swansea City in a \u0026pound;125,000 deal ON THIS DAY in 1981.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe striker began his career with Birmingham City, making over 150 league appearances before a \u0026pound;350,000 move to Goodison Park in 1974.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTop goalscorer in each of his first four full seasons at the Club, Latchford became the first player in six years to reach 30 league goals in a season in 1978.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Everton career, he made 289 outings, scoring 138 goals. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter playing for Swansea, he plied his trade in Holland with NAC Breda. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe returned home in the mid-1980s and signed for Coventry, before finishing his league career with Lincoln City."},{"startDate":"1893,03,04","endDate":"","headline":"First FA Cup Semi-Final","text":"Everton appeared in their first FA Cup semi-final ON THIS DAY in 1893.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match was at Sheffield United\u0027s Bramall Lane against Preston North End.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt ended in a 2-2 draw with Everton\u0027s goals coming from Edgar Chadwick and P. Gordon.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe two teams met again at Ewood Park and played out a 0-0 draw.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was third time lucky for the Blues as they eventually got to the final after beating North End 2-1 at Trent Bridge.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nUnfortunately Everton lost 0-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1984,01,06","endDate":"","headline":"Glory Run Begins","text":"Everton beat Stoke City 2-0 ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe start of the Blues\u0027 run to Wembley in the FA Cup began with the win at Stoke.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAndy Gray and Alan Irvine scored the goals for the Toffees.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton went on to beat Gillingham, Shrewsbury, Notts County and Southampton before the final at Wembley where they beat Watford 2-0 thanks to goals from Andy Gray and Graeme Sharp.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1926,10,23","endDate":"","headline":"Dean Returns After Accident","text":"Dixie Dean scored on his comeback ON THIS DAY in 1926.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDean had been involved in a bad motor-cycle accident in June of that year, fracturing his skull and jaw and being forced to miss the first 13 games of the season.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHis return signalled only the second win of Everton\u0027s season, which showed how important the great striker was to the team.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues beat Leeds United 3-1, with the other goals coming from Bobby Irvine and A.A. Dominy.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1984,09,19","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Avoid Early Exit","text":"Everton began their successful European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup campaign ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTheir first match was a 0-0 draw with UC Dublin in Ireland.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Irish students had chances to pull off a shock win against the Blues but Everton were convinced that they could bring them back to Goodison and kill the tie off there.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGraeme Sharp scored in the return leg to seal a 1-0 win and put Everton on the road to glory.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1987,10,28","endDate":"","headline":"Southall\u0027s Derby Heroics","text":"Everton knocked Liverpool out of the Littlewoods Cup ON THIS DAY in 1987.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe previous season Liverpool had ended the Blues\u0027 hopes in the same competition with a 1-0 win at Goodison.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn front of a crowd of 44,071, the hosts controlled the game and were worthy winners.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDefender Gary Stevens scored the vital goal in the second half and Neville Southall pulled off a string of great saves to help Everton into the next round.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1888,04,17","endDate":"","headline":"Clubs Agree To Football League","text":"Everton were one of the teams who agreed to the formation of the Football League ON THIS DAY in 1888.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRepresentatives of the Blues along with Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Burnley, Derby County, Notts County, Preston North End, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers met at the Royal Hotel in Manchester.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe move followed concerns that too many friendly games were being cancelled thereby depriving the clubs of gate money, and playing a set number of matches home and away should offset any losses derived from losing friendly matches.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMembership was set at \u0026pound;2 2s a year."},{"startDate":"1903,01,03","endDate":"","headline":"Balmer\u0027s Bow","text":"Robert Balmer made his debut for Everton in a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough ON THIS DAY in 1903.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe younger brother of Walter, who was also on Everton\u0027s books at the time, Robert finally broke into the side on a regular basis in 1905-06 and was initially linked at full-back with his brother.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFollowing Walter\u0027s departure he formed a partnership with John Maconnachie and made his final appearance during the 1911-12 season.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1887,12,05","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Suspended","text":"Everton were suspended for a month by the Football Association ON THIS DAY in 1887.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues had fielded seven professionals in an FA Cup tie against Bolton Wanderers.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThey were also punished by the Liverpool FA, who duly confiscated the Liverpool Cup, which had been won in the two previous years.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe combined punishments disheartened Everton, who refused to enter the FA Cup in 1888/89.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1986,04,05","endDate":"","headline":"Sharp Sets Up Merseyside Final","text":"Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 ON THIS DAY in 1986.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win, at Villa Park, took the Blues to the FA Cup Final for the third consecutive season.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGoals from Alan Harper and Graeme Sharp saw off the Owls in front of a crowd of 47,711. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win set up an all Merseyside final.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1966,07,23","endDate":"","headline":"Portugal Overcome North Korea","text":"Portugal played North Korea in the World Cup at Goodison park ON THIS DAY in 1966.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe quarter-final match was on of the most memorable the great stadium had ever witnessed.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe North Koreans were the surprise package of the 1966 World Cup, eliminating the Italians at the groups stage and proving so popular in the North East that a fair number of Sunderland and Middlesbrough supporters had \u0027adopted\u0027 the country and made the pilgrimage to Goodison to cheer them on.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter only 20 minutes the Koreans were 3-0 up. Thanks to goals from Pak Seung Jin, Yang Sung Kook and Li Dong Woon a quite astonishing act of giant killing seemed on the cards.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBut then Eusebio tok over, and in the remaining 70 minutes he scored four times, twice from the penalty spot, to lead Portugal towards the semi-finals and a clash with host nation England.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJose Augusto scored Portugal\u0027s other in the 5-3 win."},{"startDate":"1931,10,31","endDate":"","headline":"Magpies Mauled","text":"Everton beat Newcastle United 8-1 ON THIS DAY in 1931.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues were in a rich vein of goalscoring form, with this result meaning that they had scored 35 goals in just eight games.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn this match Dixie Dean, Tommy Johnson and Tommy White scored two each with the other goals coming from Ted Critchley and Jimmy Stein.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe bubble deflated somewhat in their next game, a 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town, but the marvellous rate of goalscoring continued in the next game when they scored seven past Chelsea!\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1963,01,29","endDate":"","headline":"Fourth Round Romp","text":"Everton beat Swindon 5-1 ON THIS DAY in 1963.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSwindon were battling for promotion from the Third Division, with their home form in particular being one of the keys to their success, as they entertained the Toffees at the County Ground in the FA Cup Fourth Round tie.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton were in the top reaches of the First Division however, and made light work of the Robins.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRoy Vernon netted twice with the other goals coming from Billy Bingham, Jimmy Gabriel and John Morrissey.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1995,01,14","endDate":"","headline":"Cup Stalemate","text":"Everton drew 1-1 with Arsenal ON THIS DAY in 1995.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues travelled to Highbury on the back of a 1-0 win over Derby in the FA Cup Third Round.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDave Watson scored for the Toffees in front of 34,743 fans.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton went on to lift the FA Cup that season beating Manchester United 1-0 in the final.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1919,01,04","endDate":"","headline":"Record Breaking Victory","text":"Everton beat Blackburn Rovers 9-0 ON THIS DAY in 1919.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGault scored five, Clennell two, with Miller and Wareing grabbing a goal apiece.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues were destined to win the Lancashire Section Principal Tournament, dropping only seven of a possible 76 points that season.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1919,06,14","endDate":"","headline":"Rebuilding Mission Continues","text":"Joe Peacock joined Everton from non-league Atherton ON THIS DAY in 1919.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBorn in Wigan in 1900, the Lancastrian proved to be an important part of the Club\u0027s plans after the First World War.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton\u0027s Mr. Versatility - playing at right-half, centre-forward, inside-forward and wing-half - he made an important contribution in the 161 games that he played. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter Peacock\u0027s move to Middlesbrough in 1927, he went on to win England caps against France, Belgium and Spain. He retired from football in 1933, coaching in Sweden for six years before moving to Wrexham as trainer in 1939."},{"startDate":"1985,04,10","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Hold Giants Bayern","text":"Everton held out for a goalless draw against Bayern Munich in the first leg of their famous European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup semi-final ON THIS DAY in 1985. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe result meant it would all go down to events at Goodison 14 days later...\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1906,09,03","endDate":"","headline":"Biggest League Win Recorded","text":"Everton recorded their joint-biggest ever league win ON THIS DAY in 1906.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe opposition were Manchester City and the scoreline was 9-1.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSandy Young led the scoring with four goals, with Jimmy Settle (2), Jack Taylor, Walter Abbott and Hugh Bolton grabbing the others.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues equalled the score against Plymouth in 1930."},{"startDate":"1952,12,19","endDate":"","headline":"Makepeace Passes Away","text":"Former Everton player Harry Makepeace died, aged 70, in Bebington ON THIS DAY in 1952.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Blues career, the wing-half made 336 appearances and scored 23 goals."},{"startDate":"1949,04,08","endDate":"","headline":"Giant Royle Born","text":"Joe Royle was born ON THIS DAY in 1949\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nOne of the finest centre forwards to have ever played for the Blues, Joe signed a professional contract with Everton in 1966 at the age of 17, although he had already made his debut for the Toffees the season before.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn 1994 he returned to the club for a second spell but this time he was not wearing number 9.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHis managerial reign lasted three years, coming to a head when a series of disagreements with the Everton board led to his departure.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJoe made 275 appearances in a blue shirt, scoring 119 confirming him as one of the Goodison greats.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1983,07,04","endDate":"","headline":"Steven Seals Goodison Switch","text":"Trevor Steven was at Bellefield undergoing a medical examination ON THIS DAY in 1983.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Berwick-born midfielder had agreed to move to Everton from Burnley in a deal worth \u0026pound;300,000, but had to undergo the final checks before the deal was completed.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSteven passed with flying colours and went on to become a key member of Howard Kendall\u0027s side that won the FA Cup, European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup and two league championships before he eventually moved to Rangers in 1989.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1906,09,22","endDate":"","headline":"Sole Home League Defeat Inflicted","text":"Aston Villa became the only side to win at Goodison Park all season ON THIS DAY in 1906.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe score was 2-1, with Walter Abbott netting for the Blues.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton finished the campaign in third place behind Newcastle United and Bristol City.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1938,01,08","endDate":"","headline":"Third Round Victor","text":"Everton beat Chelsea 1-0 ON THIS DAY in 1938.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues went to Stamford Bridge in the Third Round of the FA Cup and emerged victorious thanks to a goal from Alex Stevenson.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton went out in the next round against Sunderland at Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1990,01,17","endDate":"","headline":"Boro Beaten At Third Time of Asking","text":"Everton beat Middlesbrough 1-0 ON THIS DAY in 1990.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe FA Cup Third Round tie had already produced two draws, 0-0 and 1-1 before Everton reached the Fourth Round.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA Norman Whiteside goal in front of 23,866 sealed the win for the Blues at Ayresome Park.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1978,10,18","endDate":"","headline":"Dukla Win Too Little","text":"Everton beat Dukla Prague in the UEFA Cup ON THIS DAY in 1978.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues defeated the Czechoslovakian side 2-1 in the second round, first leg tie at Goodison Park after overcoming Irish team Finn Harps in the previous round.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBoth Andy King and Bob Latchford were on the scoresheet for the Toffees.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDukla\u0027s away goal proved costly as they won their home leg 1-0, taking them through to the next round on the away goals rule.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1892,03,15","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Leave Anfield","text":"Everton Football Club departed Anfield ON THIS DAY in 1892 after the ground owner John Houlding refused to accept the Club\u0027s annual lease offer."},{"startDate":"1928,02,25","endDate":"","headline":"Dixie Racks Up A Tonne","text":"Dixie Dean made his 100th appearance for Everton ON THIS DAY in 1928.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game was against Liverpool and a crowd of 56,447 turned up at Anfield to watch the 3-3 draw.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAt the end of the day Dean had double the reason to celebrate after he scored all three of Everton\u0027s goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDespite dropping a point to their great rivals Everton remained top of the First Division on goal difference.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDean had scored 43 goals so far in the season but it would be another five games before he netted again.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1931,10,17","endDate":"","headline":"Wednesday Wounded","text":"Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday 9-3 ON THIS DAY in 1931.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 38,186 saw the Blues thrash the Owls at Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDixie Dean led the charge with five goals. The others were scored by Ted Critchley, Tommy Johnson, Jimmy Stein and Tommy White.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Toffees were obviously in scoring mood as two games later they beat Newcastle United 8-1.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1978,08,29","endDate":"","headline":"Dons Dominated ","text":"Everton thrashed Wimbledon 8-0 in a League Cup game ON THIS DAY in 1978.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBob Latchford scored five of Everton\u0027s goals and Martin Dobson netted a hat-trick as the Blues ran riot against the then-Fourth Divison outfit.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1967,05,16","endDate":"","headline":"Morrissey\u0027s Only Treble","text":"John Morrissey scored his one and only Everton hat-trick in a 4-1 win against Sunderland ON THIS DAY in 1967.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Liverpool-born star had been shy in front of goal throughout the season, but he gave an inspired performance that meant Harry Catterick\u0027s side signed off with a flourish.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nColin Harvey scored Everton\u0027s other goal that afternoon in front of a 30,943 supporters at Goodison Park."},{"startDate":"1994,07,26","endDate":"","headline":"Johnson Takes Over","text":"Peter Johnson took over as chairman of Everton ON THIS DAY in 1994.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMillionaire Johnson, who replaced Dr D.M. Marsh, was born in Liverpool and, as a child, earned \u0026pound;3 a week working for his father, a pork butcher in Toxteth.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJohnson was chairman of the Club when we won the FA Cup final in 1995 but resigned on 30 November 1998.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1966,04,23","endDate":"","headline":"33 Year Wait Halted","text":"Everton beat Manchester United 1-0 ON THIS DAY in 1966.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe result, in the FA Cup semi-final meant that the Blues would make their first appearance in the FA Cup final for 33 years.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match-winning goal came from Colin Harvey at Burnden Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton met Sheffield Wednesday in the final with two goals from Mike Trebilcock and another form Derek Temple giving the Toffees a 3-2 win at Wembley.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1970,03,21","endDate":"","headline":"Reds Undone By Royle","text":"Everton beat Liverpool 2-0 ON THIS DAY in 1970.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win at Anfield was witnessed by 54,496 fans at Anfield and gave the Evertonians bragging rights in the city until the next derby.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJoe Royle and Alan Whittle scored the goals.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1915,01,09","endDate":"","headline":"Tykes Topped In Cup Showdown","text":"The Toffees beat Barnsley 3-0 ON THIS DAY in 1915.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJimmy Galt scored twice and Bobby Parker grabbed the other to put Everton into the next round of the FA Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues beat Bristol City, QPR and Bradford City before being knocked out by Chelsea in the semi final at Villa Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton finished the season as League champions.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"2002,08,17","endDate":"","headline":"Rooney\u0027s Premier League Bow","text":"Wayne Rooney made his Premier League debut for Everton ON THIS DAY in 2002.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRooney, then 16, strode on to the pitch at Goodison Park for the first time to tackle Tottenham Hotspur.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match finished 2-2, with Mark Pembridge and Tomasz Radzinski each scoring for the Blues.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1958,09,16","endDate":"","headline":"Giant Southall Born","text":"One of Everton\u0027s greatest ever goalkeepers, Neville Southall, was born in Llandudno ON THIS DAY in 1958. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Welshman went from binman to First Division footballer in the space of two years making 726 appearances for the Blues over a 17 year period.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe was the first Everton player to be named the Football Writers\u0027 Footballer of the Year in 1985.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWhilst at Goodison he won two F.A. Cup winners\u0027 medals, two League titles, the European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup and three Charity Shield medals whilst collecting over 90 caps for Wales.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1937,02,03","endDate":"","headline":"Golden Vision Born","text":"Alex Young was born in Loanhead ON THIS DAY in 1937.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe arrived at Everton from Hearts and immediately became a hit with the fans.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHis nickname was \u0026lsquo;The Golden Vision\u0026rsquo; which subsequently became the title of a television play based on the man himself.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his time with the Blues he inspired them to a League victory in 1963 before helping his team win the FA Cup three years later.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe left Everton in 1968 after making 271 appearances and scoring 87 goals.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1979,08,03","endDate":"","headline":"Dobson Departs","text":"Martin Dobson left Everton ON THIS DAY in 1979.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWhen he moved to Goodison Park from Burnley in August 1974 for a fee of \u0026pound;300,000, the midfielder set a new British transfer record.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHugely skilful and with the ability to drift forward to create openings and goals out of next-to-nothing, he was an integral part of the Everton set-up.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter five years at Goodison, he returned to Burnley for \u0026pound;100,000, before taking over as Bury\u0027s player-manager in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe later served brief spells as manager of Northwich Victoria and Bristol Rovers.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1894,11,17","endDate":"","headline":"First Anfield League Derby","text":"Everton\u0027s first league visit to Anfield came ON THIS DAY in 1894.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe final score was 2-2, but the Blues should have won the match after taking a 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Bob Kelso and Alex Latta.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nInstead, a moment of madness in the last minute resulted in a penalty, which Liverpool scored.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt came in a season where the Blues were to finish runners-up to Sunderland in the First Division.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLiverpool\u0027s battles were all at the other end of the table and our rivals were ultimately relegated.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt would be another two years before Everton would travel to Anfield in the league again. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1930,06,29","endDate":"","headline":"Britton Pledges Allegiance","text":"Future Everton manager Cliff Britton joined the Blues as a player ON THIS DAY in 1930.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBritton, who arrived from Bristol Rovers, went on to make 240 appearances for the Club over the next decade, scoring three goals. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Hanham-born wing-half didn\u0027t actually make his debut until 1933, but went on to established himself as a regular and also an England international.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA member of the 1938/39 championship-winning side, Britton failed to earn a medal having only made one appearance that season. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRetirement soon followed but he returned in 1948 to begin an eight-year stint at the managerial helm, following a three-year spell in charge of Burnley. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBritton later managed Preston North End and Hull City but passed away in 1975, aged just 66. \u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1917,01,06","endDate":"","headline":"Clennell\u0027s Hat-trick","text":"Everton beat Blackburn Rovers 5-1 ON THIS DAY in 1917.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJoe Clennell scored a hat-trick with Morris grabbing the other two.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues finished the season fifth in the Lancashire Section Principal Tournament.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1891,01,03","endDate":"","headline":"Chadwick At The Double","text":"Everton beat Notts County 4-2 ON THIS DAY in 1891.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEdgar Chadwick scored two with Fred Geary and Alfred Milward grabbing one each.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win at Anfield Road ensured Everton would replace Preston North End as League Champions at the end of the third season of League football.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues still had two games left to play (both of which they lost) but they still managed to finish two points ahead of the reigning champions.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1985,05,18","endDate":"","headline":"A Step Too Far","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton suffered an FA Cup final defeat against Manchester United ON THIS DAY in 1985.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAiming for an unprecedented treble of league, European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup and FA Cup, the game came just three days after the famous win over Rapid Vienna in Rotterdam and proved a step too far for Howard Kendall\u0027s superb outfit.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nNorman Whiteside, who would join the Toffees four years later, grabbed the only goal on a stifling day to ensure the silverware was carried from London back to Manchester, not Merseyside.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1931,09,19","endDate":"","headline":"Dean Treble Sinks Liverpool","text":"Everton defeated Liverpool 3-1 at Anfield ON THIS DAY in 1931.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDixie Dean scored a hat-trick, his first of the season, to win the game for the visitors in front of a 53,220 crowd.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"2005,01,29","endDate":"","headline":"Black Cats Defeated","text":"ON THIS DAY in 2005, Everton beat Sunderland 3-0 in the FA Cup 4th round. Goals from James Beattie, Tim Cahill and James McFadden saw the Blues progress.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMcFadden opened the scoring after being set up Kevin Kilbane, while James Beattie added the second with his first goal for Everton following his \u0026pound;6million move from Southampton. Cahill rounded off the victory with a header 10 minutes from time. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFormer Everton goalkeeper Thomas Myhre was between the posts for Sunderland.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1985,03,09","endDate":"","headline":"Catterick Passes Away","text":"Harry Catterick died ON THIS DAY in 1985.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAn authoritarian manager, Harry Catterick took over Everton following the departure of Johnny Carey in 1961. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGiven a direct brief from Moores to get the club back to the top of the league again, Catterick transformed the club under his leadership, winning the FA Cup in 1966 as well as the League Championship twice.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nCatterick had played for the club throughout the 1940s and early 1950s, scoring 24 League and Cup goals for the club in 71 matches.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his time as manager he brought in players such as John Morrissey, Fred Pickering, Ray Wilson and Alan Ball from extensive playing of the transfer market\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWhile driving home one night in January 1972, Catterick suffered a heart attack, and in April 1973 with four years still left on his contract, continuing fears about his health, and worries about the affect it would have on the team forced him to move to a less strenuous role as a senior executive.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe collapsed and died at Goodison Park after an FA Cup quarter-final match against Ipswich Town."},{"startDate":"1985,01,12","endDate":"","headline":"Magpies Downed","text":"Everton beat Newcastle 4-0 ON THIS DAY in 1985.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win took the Blues back to the top of the table over Spurs, who had been held to a draw against London rivals QPR.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGoals from Derek Mountfield, Graeme Sharp and a brace from Republic of Ireland international Kevin Sheedy earned Everton top spot; which is where they stayed for the rest of the season.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1946,09,30","endDate":"","headline":"Eglington Capped By Ireland","text":"Tommy Eglington earned his first cap for the Republic of Ireland ON THIS DAY in 1946.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Everton winger was on the losing side in Dublin when the Republic fell 1-0 to England.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTwo months later, along with Peter Farrell, he was selected for Northern Ireland to play against Scotland.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAt the time, Northern Ireland could select Republic-born players for the Home International Championship.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAlong with Ted Sagar, who played for both England and Northern Ireland during the Second World War, Eglington and Farrell are the only players to have played for more than on national team whilst on the books at Everton.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1987,06,19","endDate":"","headline":"Kendall Out, Harvey In","text":"Everton confirmed the resignation of Howard Kendall and announced his successor ON THIS DAY in 1987.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nKendall had agreed to take over as manager of Athletic Bilbao, but Colin Harvey, his number two, decided not to join his long-time friend on his adventure in northern Spain. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nInstead, Harvey - part of the 1960s \u0027Holy Trinity\u0027 alongside Kendall and Alan Ball, made the step up to manage a Club he had joined as a schoolboy.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBefore departing, Kendall admitted it had been a wrench to leave Goodison Park but told how the lure of trying to conquer a different league had proved too strong.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe said: \"It has been a difficult decision to make, but I feel that it is the right one. I have had six tremendous years at this football club.\""},{"startDate":"1988,08,02","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Break British Record","text":"Tony Cottee joined Everton in a British record \u0026pound;2.2million deal ON THIS DAY in 1988.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nArriving from West Ham United, the poacher would later mark his debut for the Club with a hat-trick against Newcastle United.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDespite finishing as the Blues\u0027 top scorer in five of his six seasons at Goodison Park, he moved back to West Ham in 1994 as part of the deal that brought David Burrows to Merseyside.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn total, Cottee made 150 appearances for Everton, scoring 55 goals.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1994,08,20","endDate":"","headline":"New Park End Stand Opens","text":"The Park End Stand opened ON THIS DAY in 1994 as Everton drew 2-2 with Aston Villa."},{"startDate":"1963,09,25","endDate":"","headline":"First European Cup Run Ends","text":"Everton\u0027s first attempt to win the European Cup came to an end at the first hurdle ON THIS DAY in 1963.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter a goalless first leg match with Internazionale the week before, the Blues lost the second leg at the San Siro Stadium in Milan 1-0.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe strength of the opposition can be gauged by the fact that they went on to lift the trophy, beating Real Madrid in the final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win ensured that the trophy stayed in Milan following AC\u0027s victory the year before.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1949,01,04","endDate":"","headline":"Kenyon Born","text":"Roger Kenyon was born in Blackpool ON THIS DAY in 1949.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe centre-half signed for Everton in September 1966 before making his debut in the 1867/68 season although he didn\u0027t break into the side on a regular basis until 1970/71 as Brian Labone\u0027s career was coming to an end.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA car accident in 1974 halted his career, but he recovered, remaining at Everton until 1978 when he moved to Canada to play for the Vancouver Whitecaps.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Everton career he made 316 appearances and scored 9 goals.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1987,05,04","endDate":"","headline":"Norwich Triumph Seals Title","text":"Everton clinched the league championship ON THIS DAY in 1987.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA 1-0 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road - thanks to Pat van den Hauwe\u0027s only goal of the campaign - was enough to give the Blues the title with two games remaining.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDespite early season injuries to Paul Bracewell, Van den Hauwe, Gary Stevens, Derek Mountfield and Neville Southall, Everton went unbeaten until late September.\u0026nbsp; \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBut, with a large number of draws in that run, they were only ever seen as outsiders for the title.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, around Christmas, Howard Kendall\u0027s charges suddenly turned on the style and moved into second place behind Arsenal, with Liverpool third.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWith the injured troops returning to the field, Everton soon took over from Arsenal, but, with Liverpool now leading, the Reds were seen as title favourites.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe pundits, though, had underestimated the resolve around Goodison Park and, with a run of seven consecutive wins, the Blues soon moved themselves to top spot, before victory in East Anglia secured a second title in just three seasons."},{"startDate":"1889,09,07","endDate":"","headline":"Geary Gets Going","text":"Fred Geary made his league debut for Everton in a 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers ON THIS DAY in 1889.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGeary scored twice in the victory, which was the beginning of a prolific career with the Blues.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe went on to score an amazing 86 goals in 98 first-team appearances for the club.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nOnly two England caps were granted to Geary during his illustrious time with the Toffees."},{"startDate":"1889,09,21","endDate":"","headline":"First League Leaders","text":"Everton were top of the football league for the first time in their history ON THIS DAY in 1889.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA 4-3 win over Bolton enabled the Blues to take the top spot.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nUnfortunately their tenure at the top only lasted four weeks before they were replaced by champions Preston.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1986,08,16","endDate":"","headline":"Charity Shield Shared","text":"Honours were even as Everton met Liverpool in the Charity Shield ON THIS DAY in 1986.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA mammoth 88,000 crowd gathered at Wembley to see the showdown between the two Merseyside clubs. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGary Lineker had already left for Barcelona, so Graeme Sharp and Adrian Heath were left upfront.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAnd it was Heath who gave Everton the lead in the 80th minute, only for Ian Rush to level two minutes later. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAs was the ruling at the time, the silverware was shared and spent half a year with each club.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nImpressively, the six months the shield was at Anfield was the only time in four years that the trophy was anywhere else apart from Goodison Park."},{"startDate":"1946,05,22","endDate":"","headline":"Giant Kendall Born","text":"Everton\u0026rsquo;s most successful manager in their illustrious history, Howard Kendall was born in Ryton-on-Tyne ON THIS DAY in 1946.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKendall, the player, started to make a name for himself in the game as a very young man, becoming the youngest player ever to appear in an FA Cup final in 1964.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn March 1967, he joined Everton Football Club, and thus began the most wonderful of footballing journeys.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKendall was a fabulous footballer, making 274 appearances for the Blues, scoring 29 goals. But it is his achievements as Everton manager that most people will remember him for.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTaking over in 1981, with Everton struggling, he moulded one of the greatest English football teams ever, winning the league championship in 1985 and 1987, the FA Cup in 1984 and the European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup in 1985.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHe later had another couple of spells in the Goodison hot-seat, without success, but his place in the Everton Football Club Hall of Fame is assured forever.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1928,05,02","endDate":"","headline":"Another Championship Clinched","text":"Everton won the league ON THIS DAY in 1928.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues were declared champions for a third time on an evening when they didn\u0027t even kick a ball.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHuddersfield\u0027s 3-0 defeat at Villa Park meant the great Dixie Dean and his colleagues could not be caught at the top of the table.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWarney Cresswell was the Everton captain, Ted Critchley dominated one wing and Alec Troup the other, but the title came largely thanks to the achievements of Dean.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nScoring 60 goals in 39 games, the great forward created a league record that has simply never been challenged.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1985,05,23","endDate":"","headline":"Wilkinson Decides Derby","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton had already secured the First Division championship and the European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup when Liverpool came to Goodison Park ON THIS DAY in 1985.\u003c/p\u003e\nConsequently, Howard Kendall selected a few players who weren\u0026rsquo;t classed as regulars during that never-to-be-forgotten season.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThere was no Peter Reid, Paul Bracewell, Derek Mountfield, Graeme Sharp or Trevor Steven.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn their place, Howard included Kevin Richardson, Ian Atkins, John Bailey, Paul Wilkinson and Alan Harper.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt was Wilkinson, in fact, who scored the only goal of the game, while there was even a second-half substitute run-out for Rob Wakenshaw.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003eThe win - a fitting way to end the home campaign - put the Blues on 90 points with two away matches at Coventry and Luton Town still to play.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003c/div\u003e"},{"startDate":"2004,06,01","endDate":"","headline":"Kenwright Replaces Carter","text":"Bill Kenwright became chairman of Everton Football Club ON THIS DAY in 2004, replacing Sir Philip Carter."},{"startDate":"1880,01,24","endDate":"","headline":"Second Ever Blues Outing","text":"Everton played the second match since their formation ON THIS DAY in 1880.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues met St Peter\u0027s and won 4-0.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAlthough the local newspaper reported the score but omitted the scorers, it did give Everton\u0027s line-up which was: W.Jones, T.Evans, J.Douglas, C.Chiles, S.Chalk, R.W.Morris, A.White, F.Brettle, A.Wade, Smith and W.Williams.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1985,08,10","endDate":"","headline":"More Shield Joy","text":"Everton clinched the Charity Shield ON THIS DAY in 1985 with a 2-0 win over Manchester United.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGoals from Trevor Steven and Adrian Health gave Howard Kendall\u0027s side the victory, although the Blues were far more convincing than the scoreline suggested.\n\u003cp\u003eThe triumph was ultimately little consolation for the FA Cup final defeat suffered against the same opposition three months earlier but was a bright start to the 1985/86 campaign nonetheless. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1938,01,28","endDate":"","headline":"Jack Sharp Passes Away","text":"Former Everton player Jack Sharp died ON THIS DAY in 1938.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter finishing his playing careers in football and cricket, he opened a sporting goods shop in Whitechapel in Liverpool and continued to serve Everton in the capacity of director.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his career he played 342 games and scored 80 goals.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1901,02,09","endDate":"","headline":"Everton March Past Saints","text":"Everton beat Southampton 3-1 in the FA Cup ON THIS DAY in 1901.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe death of Queen Victoria had caused the opening round of the FA Cup to be delayed, so the Blues only got a chance to travel to Southampton in early February.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSouthampton were then a Southern League side but the previous season had reached the FA Cup final, only to lose 4-0 to Bury.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton, on the other hand, were lying mid-table in the First Division and turned in a superb performance to win at The Dell.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe goalscorers were Settle, Taylor and Turner.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1910,01,19","endDate":"","headline":"Eight Goal Drama","text":"Everton beat Middlesbrough 5-3 ON THIS DAY in 1910.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match was an FA Cup First Round replay after the first game, at Ayresome Park, had ended as a 1-1 draw.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBoth teams opened up at Goodison Park however and gave a thrilling exhibition of attacking football.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton\u0027s goals came from Bertie Freeman, Harry Makepeace, Jack Taylor, Tommy White and Alex Young.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1988,01,27","endDate":"","headline":"Five Star Blues","text":"Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 ON THIS DAY in 1988.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAnyone who saw the three previous FA Cup Third Round clashes would have to say that both the Blues and the Owls were two evenly matched sides.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe three previous draws had all been 1-1 but this game was different.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFrom the first whistle the Toffees tore into the home side at every opportunity.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game was effectively over at half time as both teams went in for the break with Everton 5-0 up.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGraeme Sharp scored a hat-trick with the other goals coming from Adrian Heath and Ian Snodin. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn the next round the Blues had to play Middlesbrough three times before progressing, eventually going out to Liverpool in the Fifth Round."},{"startDate":"1907,03,25","endDate":"","headline":"Final Spot Secured","text":"Everton beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 ON THIS DAY in 1907.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe FA Cup semi-final was played at Burnden Park and the Blues had taken six matches to get to that stage.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSheffield United and Wet Ham had been beaten first time round but replays were needed to get past Bolton Wanderers and Crystal Palace.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJack Sharp and G.Wilson scored the goals to put the Toffees into the FA Cup Final.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1919,10,06","endDate":"","headline":"Lawton Born in Bolton","text":"Tommy Lawton was born in Bolton ON THIS DAY in 1919.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nOne of the greatest goalscorers of his or any age, he began his career with Burnley and moved to Everton as an eventual replacement for Dixie Dean in March 1937 for \u0026pound;6,500.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe helped the club win the League title in 1939.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLawton made a total of 95 appearances for the Blues scoring a total of 70 goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn November 1945 Lawton joined Chelsea for \u0026pound;11,500.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1975,09,17","endDate":"","headline":"AC Accept A Draw","text":"Everton held AC Milan to a 0-0 draw in the UEFA Cup first round first leg at Goodison ON THIS DAY in 1975.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues\u0027 final league placing of fourth in the 1974/75 season had been enough to give them entry to the competition the following campaign.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe ultra-defensive AC Milan played for a draw in their first ever visit to Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1933,03,18","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Book Place In \u002733 Final","text":"Everton beat West Ham United 2-1 ON THIS DAY in 1933.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game was an FA Cup semi-final at Molineux.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJimmy Dunn and Ted Critchley both scored for the Blues to take them to the final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton beat Manchester City 3-0 at Wembley to lift the FA Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1966,09,28","endDate":"","headline":"Danes Defeated","text":"Everton played their first game of the season in the European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup ON THIS DAY in 1966.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues gave a solid defensive performance against AB Aalborg, of Denmark, in the First Round First Leg tie to return to Goodison with a 0-0 draw.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Second Leg was won 2-1, with goals from Johnny Morrissey and Alan Ball securing the Toffees a place in the next round.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton were knocked out in the next round by Real Zaragoza of Spain.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1951,01,18","endDate":"","headline":"The Latch Is Born","text":"Bob Latchford was born in Birmingham ON THIS DAY in 1951.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe began his career with Birmingham City making over 150 League appearances before a \u0026pound;350,000 move to Everton in 1974.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTop goalscorer in each of his first four full seasons at Goodison, Latchford became the first player in six years to reach 30 League goals in a season in 1978.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn 1981 he went to Swansea before playing in Holland. He returned home and signed for Coventry, finishing his League career with Lincoln City.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Everton career he made 289 appearances and scored 138 goals.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1964,05,27","endDate":"","headline":"Pickering Hits Three Lions Hat-Trick","text":"Fred Pickering made his England debut ON THIS DAY in 1964 and marked the occasion by bagging a hat-trick.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Goodison star\u0026rsquo;s strikes contributed to a 10-0 win against the United States and was the last time an England debutant scored as many three goals.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePickering went on to pick up another two England caps during his career, against Northern Ireland and Belgium, scoring another two goals.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1937,05,13","endDate":"","headline":"Character Kay Born","text":"One of Everton\u0027s most infamous players, Tony Kay, was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ON THIS DAY in 1937.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBrought through the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday, he spent nine years at Hillsborough before being transferred to Goodison in 1962 for \u0026pound;55,000.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nCapped once by England, he helped the Blues clinch the league championship at the end of his first season and looked set for a career at the highest level.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBut, in April 1964, the Sunday People newspaper accused him and two of his former Sheffield Wednesday colleagues of having been bribed to throw a match.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe fixture in question was Sheffield Wednesday versus Ipswich Town in December 1962 and the three players were found guilty and subsequently banned for life by the Football Association.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1963,09,18","endDate":"","headline":"European Cup Debut","text":"Everton made their debut in the European Cup ON THIS DAY in 1963.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTheir first game was a home tie against Internazionale of Milan.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Italians were past masters of shutting up shop and frustrated Everton\u0027s attempts to score.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game ended 0-0.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1954,04,29","endDate":"","headline":"Oldham Win Secures Promotion","text":"Everton beat Oldham Athletic 4-0 ON THIS DAY in 1954.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win in the Second Division match meant that The Blues gained promotion to the top flight, where they have stayed ever since.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThousands of Evertonians crammed into Boundary Park to witness the match, with thousands of others outside.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton played Oldham knowing that if they could win by six clear goals they would be promoted as champions and with a 4-0 scoreline at half time they were well on their way to achieving that feat.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe first goal came after seven minutes when John Willie Parker headed home from a Dave Hickson flick-on. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTommy E Jones grabbed Everton\u0027s second. His 55-yard boot up the pitch was missed by the Oldham goalkeeper, who was under pressure from Hickson, and flew into the net.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nParker scored his second when the unlucky Oldham goalie dropped a shot from Wally Fielding, before Hickson scored the fourth with a mazy dribble and shot. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Latics managed to keep the Blues at bay in the second half but the result meant that Everton were still promoted \u0026ndash; much to the delight of the travelling fans."},{"startDate":"1888,07,30","endDate":"","headline":"Ross Joins From North End","text":"Nick Ross joined Everton from Preston North End ON THIS DAY in 1888.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe spent only one season with the Blues, making 19 appearances for the Club, before returning to Deepdale.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his campaign away, he missed out on Preston winning the double! \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRoss was aged just 31 when he tragically died of consumption in 1894."},{"startDate":"1990,11,05","endDate":"","headline":"Kendall\u0027s Comeback","text":"Howard Kendall returned to Everton as manager for the second time ON THIS DAY in 1990.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues\u0027 most successful boss joined from Manchester City after previously managing Athletic Bilbao.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe immediately appointed previous manager Colin Harvey as coach.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his second spell at the helm, Kendall failed to rekindle the glory of the 1980s and Everton finished ninth, 12th and 13th in the three seasons before he resigned in December 1993.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1936,05,02","endDate":"","headline":"Season Ends On A High","text":"Everton beat Preston North End 5-0 ON THIS DAY in 1936.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 21,135 were at Goodison Park to witness the Blues thrash the Lancastrians in their final league game of the season.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJohn Bell and Charlie Leyfield both scored twice, with Cliff Britton grabbing the other."},{"startDate":"1999,02,15","endDate":"","headline":"Weir Heads South","text":"David Weir joined Everton ON THIS DAY in 1999.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA natural central defender, he was signed for a nominal fee from Hearts and went on to become a regular fixture in the Blues\u0027 defence and Club skipper.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton\u0027s \u0027Mr. Consistency\u0027 during his time at the Club, David travelled an unorthodox route into the professional game, studying in the United States for four years, before eventually signing for his hometown team Falkirk.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFrom there he moved to the Tynecastle Stadium, where he enjoyed an outstanding first season that led to international recognition for his country.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn October 2002, Davie decided to make himself unavailable for selection for the Scotland national side, following a 2-2 draw with the Faroe Islands."},{"startDate":"1991,08,05","endDate":"","headline":"Beardsley Crosses The Park","text":"Howard Kendall moved to sign Peter Beardsley from Liverpool in a \u0026pound;1.1m deal ON THIS DAY in 1991. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWith Graeme Sharp sold to Oldham Athletic, Kendall needed a goalscorer of calibre and a big name to appease the fans following their idol\u0026rsquo;s exit.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe had lost out in the race to sign Derby County\u0026rsquo;s Dean Saunders, who moved to Liverpool for a fee of \u0026pound;2.7m \u0026ndash; and therefore the Reds were looking to balance the books.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEngland international Beardsley was available and Kendall had no hesitation about bringing him the short distance across Stanley Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe quickly established himself as a fans\u0026rsquo; favourite \u0026ndash; averaging a goal in every three games he played for the Club, but was allowed to leave for Newcastle United in 1993.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1925,07,05","endDate":"","headline":"John Willie Parker Born","text":"John Willie Parker was born in Birkenhead ON THIS DAY in 1925. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSigned by Everton as an amateur, he went on to make 176 appearances for the Club, scoring 89 goals."},{"startDate":"1930,10,25","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Bow For Britton","text":"Cliff Britton made his debut in a 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur ON THIS DAY in 1930.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe signed for the Blues from Bristol Rovers and by the 1932-33 season he was on his way to becoming a regular in the side.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMaking only one appearance in the League winning side of 1938-39 he had already begun to switch to coaching and management.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe half-back became the Everton manager in 1948 until 1956.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDuring his playing days he made 249 appearances and scored four goals.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1991,02,27","endDate":"","headline":"Watson Downs Liverpool","text":"Everton beat Liverpool 1-0 ON THIS DAY in 1991.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match was an FA Cup Fifth Round second replay after the famous 4-4 draw at Goodison Park the previous week.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter the exciting but exhausting draw previously, Kenny Dalglish had resigned as Liverpool boss and without their manager the reds were in turmoil.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDave Watson scored the only goal of the game to heap further misery on Everton\u0027s greatest foes.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1994,01,15","endDate":"","headline":"TC\u0027s Treble","text":"Everton beat Swindon Town 6-2 ON THIS DAY in 1994.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTony Cottee scored a hat-trick, one of the goals coming from the penalty spot, as Everton hit Premeier League strugglers Swindon for six.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe other goalscorers were John Ebrell, Gary Ablett and Peter Beagrie.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1933,01,21","endDate":"","headline":"Six Goal Toffees","text":"Everton beat Sunderland 6-1 ON THIS DAY in 1933.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 23,173 at Goodison Park saw Dixie Dean grab two while Jimmy Dunn, Jock Thomson, Jimmy Stein and Tommy Johnson scored one apiece.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThat season the Blues went on to win the FA Cup Final after beating Manchester City 3-0 with Dean, Dunn and Stein all scoring.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1945,05,12","endDate":"","headline":"Giant Ball Born","text":"World Cup winner and Everton legend Alan Ball was born in Farnworth ON THIS DAY in 1945.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA player who started his career at Blackpool, he moved to Goodison Park in August 1966 just months after helping England lift the Jules Rimet trophy at Wembley.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAn integral member of late 1960s Everton, he claimed a championship winners\u0027 medal in 1969/70, before shocking Evertonians and moving to Arsenal in December 1971.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFollowing his spell at Highbury, he made the switch into management with his first club Blackpool and later had spells in the hot-seat at Portsmouth, Exeter, Southampton and Manchester City.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1894,10,13","endDate":"","headline":"First Merseyside Derby","text":"The first ever Merseyside derby was played ON THIS DAY in 1894.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA then record crowd of 44,000 packed into Goodison Park to witness Everton play Liverpool in their first ever League meeting.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton won the game 3-0 in front of the Lord Mayor of Liverpool.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMcInnes scored the first goal for Everton after ten minutes. The other goals came from Alex Latta and John Bell.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1937,12,11","endDate":"","headline":"Dixie\u0027s Last Match","text":"Dixie Dean made his 399th and final appearance for Everton ON THIS DAY in 1937.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Club\u0027s all-time greatest player moved to Notts County early the following year. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 17,018 turned up for the 1-1 draw with Birmingham City, with Albert Geldard - but not Dixie - scoring for the Toffees.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1936,11,07","endDate":"","headline":"Dixie\u0027s Last Hat-Trick","text":"Dixie Dean scored the last hat-trick of his career ON THIS DAY in 1936.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton\u0027s greatest ever goalscorer netted his 37th Blues treble against West Bromwich Albion in a 4-2 win at Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJames \u0027Nat\u0027 Cunliffe scored the other Everton goal as 20,901 fans witnessed history unfold.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1984,04,14","endDate":"","headline":"Back-To-Back Wembley Trips","text":"Everton became only the third side to reach the final of both major domestic cup competitions in the same season ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues beat Southampton 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final at Highbury.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHaving earlier missed out on the Milk Cup, an Adrian Heath goal in extra-time in front of a crowd of 46,587 was enough to settle the tie against the Saints and send the Blues to Wembley.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1909,06,05","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Head To South America","text":"Everton drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly in Palermo, Argentina, ON THIS DAY in 1909. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe two English clubs had accepted an invitation from the Argentinian FA to play two exhibition matches and a series of friendlies against local representative sides in the country. \u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1906,03,31","endDate":"","headline":"Everton See Off Liverpool In Semis","text":"Everton beat Liverpool 2-0 in an FA Cup Semi-Final ON THIS DAY in 1906.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe match was played at Villa Park in front of 50,000 fans.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBilly Scott, Everton\u0027s goalkeeper, was the busier in the opening exchanges but as the half went on Everton came more and more into the game.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe second half followed the same patter before the deadlock was broken when Walter Abbott shot a low drive from the edge of the box.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHarold Hardman scored a second to take the Blues to the FA Cup Final where they would face Newcastle.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton went on to win the final 1-0 at Crystal Palace."},{"startDate":"1910,02,07","endDate":"","headline":"Giant Sagar Born","text":"Ted Sagar was born in Moorend ON THIS DAY in 1910.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nOn January 18, 1930 he made the first of what was to become a record-breaking 463 League appearances, against Derby County. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter his first full season ended with a League Championship medal in his pocket, in 1933 he added an FA Cup winner\u0027s medal to his collection - when he kept a clean sheet at Wembley against Manchester City. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn 1938/39 he became a League Champion again - and only the outbreak of War prevented him adding to that haul.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSagar\u0027s last appearance came at Goodison Park against Tranmere Rovers in May 1953, in the final of the Liverpool Senior Cup. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter his retirement he served as landlord of the Blue Anchor pub in Aintree, where nothing pleased him more than regaling the regulars with stories of his playing days. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe died in 1986, aged 76, and at his funeral another Everton legend, the great Joe Mercer, declared: \"He was a spectacular player who was truly out on his own. I can\u0027t compare him with any of today\u0027s players - I can only describe him as an original, a one-off.\""},{"startDate":"1981,07,13","endDate":"","headline":"Southall Signs On","text":"One of Everton\u0027s greatest post-war legends, Neville Southall, moved to Goodison Park ON THIS DAY in 1981.\u0026nbsp; \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nArriving from Bury for \u0026pound;150,000, the goalkeeper went on to become the Club\u0027s all-time record appearance holder. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWhat\u0027s more, Southall was between the posts for the most successful spell of silverware collection in the Blues\u0027 long and illustrious history. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring the famous 1984/85 season, he was ever-present and was rewarded with his selection as the Football Writers\u0027 Player of the Year. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSouthall remained at his peak throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s, but even as his powers diminished slightly with age, he still remained one of the most competent custodians around. \u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1969,09,21","endDate":"","headline":"Steven Born In Berwick","text":"Everton star Trevor Steven was born ON THIS DAY in Berwick in 1969.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe began his career with Burnley and cost Everton \u0026pound;300,000 when he signed in July 1983.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his time at Goodison he won an FA Cup, two League championships and a European Cup Winners Cup medal.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe was a permanent fixture in the side until a \u0026pound;1.25 million move to Glasgow Rangers in 1988.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1954,02,24","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Rout Brentford","text":"Everton beat Brentford 6-1 ON THIS DAY in 1954.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win was the second consecutive occasion that the Blues had scored six in a league match after they demolished Derby County 6-2 in a game 11 days earlier.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDave Hickson and John Willie Parker both scored twice against Brentford, with Wally Fielding and Eddie Wainwright scoring the others in front of a crowd of 23,145.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton played Plymouth Argyle in their next game and won 8-4!\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThey finished the season second in Division Two.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1971,01,02","endDate":"","headline":"FA Cup Kick Start","text":"Everton got off to a winning start in the FA Cup ON THIS DAY in 1971.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Goodison Park to secure a place in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJimmy Husband score both goals to set up another home tie in the next round against Middlesbrough.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThat season the Toffees reached the semi-final.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1984,08,18","endDate":"","headline":"Liverpool Beaten At Wembley","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the Charity Shield ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA Bruce Grobbelaar own goal decided the contest at Wembley Stadium, ensuring the silverware headed back to Merseyside with the Blues rather than the Reds.\u0026nbsp; \u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1919,05,17","endDate":"","headline":"Forest Take Wartime Title","text":"ON THIS DAY in 1919, Everton were defeated by Nottingham Forest in the Lancashire Section/Midland Section Championship decider.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith league football yet to resume following the conclusion of the First World War, Everton had topped the table of the Lancashire section with an impressive record, winning 27 games, drawing two and losing once.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHowever, playing at Goodison Park, they fell by a single goal against the Midlands champions to end the campaign on a disappointing note.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1896,04,04","endDate":"","headline":"Bell Represents Scotland","text":"John Bell became the first Everton player to represent Scotland ON THIS DAY in 1896.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe was selected for the side to face England in Glasgow and had already been an international player, winning three caps while playing for Dumbarton.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nScotland won the match 2-1.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1985,07,15","endDate":"","headline":"Gray Departs Goodison","text":"Andy Gray left Everton ON THIS DAY in 1985 after helping the Club to a league championship, FA Cup win and European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup success.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGray made a total of 61 appearances for the Blues, scoring 22 goals \u0026ndash; and his effect on the team of the mid-1980s can never be overestimated.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe arrived when Everton were a struggling team \u0026ndash; and left them as champions of England and Europe.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1960,11,12","endDate":"","headline":"Giant Ratcliffe Born","text":"Kevin Ratcliffe was born in Mancot ON THIS DAY in 1960.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Welshman made his first senior appearance for Everton in March 1980 at Old Trafford. He spent two years in and out of the team and most of his games were at left-back.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRats was upset by this and confronted Howard Kendall about it. At one stage there was talk of a move to Ipswich Town.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThankfully for the Blues, a move away did not materialised and, in December 1982, Ratcliffe replaced Billy Wright to play alongside Mark Higgins in the middle of the back four.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe never looked back and within a year he had become captain of Everton. The following March he was leading his country and, in May 1984, aged 23, he became the youngest man since Bobby Moore 20 years earlier to receive the FA Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRatcliffe became the Club\u0027s most successful ever captain, leading Everton to their greatest triumphs of the post-war era, including two league titles, the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his stay at Goodison, the defender made 472 appearances and scored two goals. He also collected 59 caps for Wales, including one he picked up later in his career at Cardiff City."},{"startDate":"1895,11,02","endDate":"","headline":"Latta\u0027s Final Call","text":"Alex Latta made his final appearance for Everton ON THIS DAY in 1895.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLatta trotted out for match number 148 and helped the Blues record a 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMaking his debut in the 1889/90 season, Latta won a league championship medal and a runners-up medal in the FA Cup, to go with the two caps he had already earned for Scotland.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe netted 70 goals for Everton in total before moving to Liverpool in early 1896.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter retiring from football, the teetotaller worked for 20 years as the manager of a boat-building yard. He died in August 1928.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1984,01,24","endDate":"","headline":"Oxford Turning Point","text":"Everton beat Oxford United 4-1 ON THIS DAY in 1984.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nKevin Richardson, Kevin Sheedy, Adrian Heath and Graeme Sharp scored the goals that finally ended the challenge from Oxford in the Fifth Round of the Milk Cup.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game had gone to a replay after Adrian Heath equalised for the Blues at the Manor Ground.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMany Evertonians see that game as the turning point for the club\u0027s fortunes in the mid-80s as the Toffees went on to enjoy domestic and European success over the next two and a half years.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"2003,08,01","endDate":"","headline":"Coventry Condemned","text":"Everton won the Charity Shield ON THIS DAY in 1987.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nCoventry\u0026lsquo;s surprise win over Spurs in the 1986/87 FA Cup Final meant a return trip to Wembley for the Charity Shield to face League champions Everton.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nFor the Blues it was their sixth appearance at Wembley in just over three years.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nOn the day, Everton had a little bit too much skill and know how for the Sky Blues to deal with.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWayne Clarke scored the only goal of the game to secure the shield for a further 12 months, by now almost in permanent residence at Goodison."},{"startDate":"1966,07,30","endDate":"","headline":"Wilson Wins The World Cup","text":"Ray Wilson became the first Everton player to win the World Cup ON THIS DAY in 1966.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues full-back, who had won the FA Cup that season with his club, was one of the victorious England side that overcame West Germany 4-2 at Wembley.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nRay was regarded as having an exceptional tournament, making only one mistake throughout: a misplaced header that gifted the Germans their first goal.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWilson was signed by Harry Catterick in 1964 in exchange for Mark Meagan and \u0026pound;35,000.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDuring his Blues career he made 153 appearances but failed to score. Between 1963 and 1968 he won a total of 63 England caps.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1978,10,28","endDate":"","headline":"Derby Win At Last","text":"Everton beat Liverpool for the first time in almost seven years ON THIS DAY in 1978.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was a famous 1-0 victory for the Blues that was capped off with a brilliant goal.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nMick Pejic played a high ball upfield, Martin Dobson headed it down and Andy King let fly from just outside the penalty area.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blue majority of the 53,141 crowd erupted as the ball flew past Ray Clemence and into the back of the net.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"2005,04,10","endDate":"","headline":"Vaughan Becomes Youngest Scorer","text":"James Vaughan created Everton history ON THIS DAY in 2005.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBy netting the final goal in a comprehensive 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace, Vaughan became the club\u0027s youngest ever goalscorer at the age of just 16 years and 271 days.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe also became the youngest goalscorer in Premiership history when he found the net late in the game after coming on as a substitute.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1898,02,26","endDate":"","headline":"Blues Reach The Semis","text":"Everton beat Burnley 3-1 ON THIS DAY in 1898.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Third Round FA Cup win took the Blues into the semi-finals for the third time.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nJack Taylor scored twice and John Bell scored the other to beat Burnley at Turf Moor.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton lost out to Derby County in the next round.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1940,06,01","endDate":"","headline":"Final Pre-War Season Ends","text":"Alex Stevenson scored a hat-trick ON THIS DAY in 1940 as the curtain came down on one of the most difficult and extraordinary seasons in the Football League\u0026rsquo;s history.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe campaign had kicked off in August 1939 as another Division One season but, after just three matches, it was abandoned due to the Second World War.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn October 1939, it restarted once again as a set of War Regional Leagues, with the Blues in the Western Division.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn the final game of the season, Everton were visitors to Old Trafford and Stevenson produced a virtuoso display that handed the Blues a deserved victory.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe result meant the Club finished the campaign in third position, three points behind champions Stoke City and one point behind rivals Liverpool."},{"startDate":"1981,05,06","endDate":"","headline":"Lee Sacked","text":"Gordon Lee was sacked as Everton manager ON THIS DAY in 1981.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAs a well-regarded football troubleshooter, he took up the post of manager in January 1977 with an impressive catalogue of previous successes. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHaving already won promotion for Blackburn Rovers in 1974/75, he led Newcastle United to the final of the League Cup a year later. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAs such, the fans and the chairman looked to Lee to reverse the recent decline in Everton\u0027s fortunes.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nLiving up to his reputation, the Cannock-born tactician steered a Toffees side verging on the relegation zone back up to a respectable ninth-place finish, losing only two of 18 league games, and winning through to the League Cup final and the FA Cup semi-finals, only to be denied by Aston Villa and Liverpool respectively.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe next season saw Everton finish third and attain the First Division\u0027s highest goal tally with 76 goals. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe 1978/79 campaign also got off to a flyer, with the team unbeaten in their first 19 league games, including a memorable win over Liverpool. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, despite the arrivals of talents such as Gary Megson, Asa Hartford and John Gidman, the Blues faltered over the next two campaigns and attendances suffered as fan confidence waned. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter months of speculation, chairman Phillip Carter finally lost patience and Lee\u0027s departure from Goodison Park was confirmed."},{"startDate":"1917,09,15","endDate":"","headline":"Burnley Bashed","text":"Everton beat Burnley 9-0 in the Lancashire Section Principal Tournament ON THIS DAY in 1917.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win took Everton\u0027s goal tally in the tournament up to 17 goals in just three games.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGault led the scoring with four goals, Clennell and Fleetwood both netting twice with Jefferis scoring one.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1991,02,20","endDate":"","headline":"The 4-4 Derby","text":"Everton drew 4-4 with Liverpool ON THIS DAY in 1991.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThis FA Cup Fifth Round replay has gone down in history as one of the most exciting Merseyside derbies ever.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 37,766 created a unique atmosphere that was more than matched by the play.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGraeme Sharp and Tony Cottee both scored twice for the Blues to take the match into a second replay.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSoon after the stressful match Kenny Dalglish resigned as manager of Liverpool.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1970,09,30","endDate":"","headline":"European Cup Return","text":"Everton went into the Second Round draw for the European Cup ON THIS DAY in 1970.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues completed a convincing 9-2 aggregate win over Keflavik with a 3-0 win in Iceland.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA full house of 9,500 saw goals from Alan Whittle and two from Joe Royle win the game for Everton.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Toffees beat Borussia Monchengladbach in the next round but were eventually knocked out by Panathinaikos in Round three.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1995,11,18","endDate":"","headline":"Kanchelskis Opens Account","text":"Andrei Kanchelskis netted his first goals for Everton as the Blues beat Liverpool at Anfield ON THIS DAY in 1995.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe summer arrival from Manchester United struck two piledrivers down at the Kop End in front of a crowd of 40,818 to seal a 2-1 win and an instant place in Evertonian hearts.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was the Toffees\u0027 first league win at Anfield since 1986.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter the game, manager Joe Royle said: \"We had a game plan, and it worked a treat. I decided to pack the midfield to match Liverpool\u0027s numbers in there, we used two wingers and we wanted to have a go at them. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\"Dave Watson\u0027s sat in there with the sort of smile that will need an operation to get rid of.\""},{"startDate":"1987,11,25","endDate":"","headline":"Bayern Beaten Again","text":"Everton beat Bayern Munich 3-1 ON THIS DAY in 1987.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWith English clubs still effectively under house arrest from European competition, the approaching centenary of the Football League would have to be marked in some way other than their representatives cutting a sway through Europe.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThus West German league champions Bayern were invited to play their English counterparts Everton in a centenary match at Goodison.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe game was sponsored by Mercantile Credit.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDespite all the activity behind the scenes, just over 13,000 attended the game in which Everton repeated their European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup score of three years earlier.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTwo goals from Graeme Sharp and one from Adrian Heath only served to show just how much English football was missing European competition. And vice-versa.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1985,05,28","endDate":"","headline":"Curtain Falls On Greatest Season","text":"Everton suffered a 0-2 defeat at Luton Town ON THIS DAY in 1985, though it made little difference to the outcome of the Blues\u0026rsquo; season.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHoward Kendall\u0026rsquo;s side had already secured their eighth league championship at the beginning of the month, but the defeat prevented the chance to surpass the 90-point mark.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, the Blues were able to look back at their most successful campaign in their history \u0026ndash; a season which had yielded the league title, European Cup Winners\u0026rsquo; Cup and an FA Cup runners-up spot."},{"startDate":"1935,01,12","endDate":"","headline":"Nine Goal Drama","text":"Everton beat Grimsby Town 6-3 ON THIS DAY in 1935.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe win, at Goodison, took the Blues into the Fourth Round of the FA Cup where they were to play Sunderland.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAlbert Geldard scored a hat-trick, Alex Stevenson scored two while the other goal came from Jimmy Cunliffe.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Toffees were knocked out in the Sixth Round by Bolton Wanderers.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1970,04,08","endDate":"","headline":"Toffees Storm To Record Haul","text":"Everton drew 0-0 with Sunderland ON THIS DAY in 1970.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDue to the World Cup in Mexico this was to be the last game of the season. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe goalless draw took the Blues point tally to 66, a new club record under the two points system. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Toffees stormed to the Championship, winning it for the seventh time, a staggering nine points clear of their nearest rivals, Leeds United.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThere were 28,774 fans at Roker Park watching the game.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1906,06,09","endDate":"","headline":"Hardman Passes Away","text":"Harold Hardman passed away ON THIS DAY in 1965.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHardman was a member of Everton\u0027s FA Cup-winning team of 1906 and picked up four England caps during a career that also took him to Blackpool, Manchester United, Bradford City and Stoke.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter football, the retired outside forward also served the FA, the Lancashire FA and the Central League with great distinction."},{"startDate":"1979,06,11","endDate":"","headline":"Bailey Becomes A Blue","text":"Everton signed John Bailey from Blackburn Rovers ON THIS DAY in 1979.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u0027Bails\u0027 was a Scouser by birth and returned to his home after Gordon Lee paid \u0026pound;300,000 to bring him from Ewood Park to Goodison.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe curly-haired left-back was a dressing room joker - but it was his footballing abilities that endeared him to the likes of Lee and, later, Howard Kendall.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA lasting image of Bailey is him celebrating the FA Cup final win over Watford in 1984, wearing top hat, scarf and sunglasses like those made famous by Watford chairman Elton John.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA First Division winner\u0027s medal followed the very next season, before the defender lost his place in the side following the arrival of Pat van den Hauwe. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBailey left Everton in October 1985, joining Newcastle United for a fee of \u0026pound;80,000."},{"startDate":"1968,05,18","endDate":"","headline":"Astle Inflicts Extra-Time Agony","text":"\u003cp\u003eEverton suffered an FA Cup final defeat against West Bromwich Albion ON THIS DAY in 1968.\u0026nbsp;\n\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHarry Catterick\u0027s men had seen off local rivals Southport and Tranmere Rovers, as well as Carlisle United, Leicester City and Leeds United, to reach the Wembley showpiece and were confident of lifting the trophy for the second time in three years.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHowever, after a goalless 90 minutes, the late Jeff Astle headed the only goal less than 180 seconds after the start of extra-time to leave the Blues without a trophy in the 1967/68 season.\u003c/p\u003e"},{"startDate":"1931,11,14","endDate":"","headline":"Dean\u0027s Quick Start","text":"The goalscoring exploits of William Ralph Dean are legendary throughout the game - but even he surpassed himself on 14 November 1931 when Everton welcomed Chelsea to Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIndeed, Dean scored FIVE goals inside the opening 32 minutes!\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAmazingly, he then \u0026lsquo;declared\u0026rsquo; and didn\u0026rsquo;t add to his tally. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nTommy Johnson and Jimmy Stein also found the net that day though, as league leaders Everton thrashed the Londoners 7-2.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDean\u0026rsquo;s five goals took his tally to 15 in just six games and he would add another four against Leicester City two weeks later."},{"startDate":"1985,04,24","endDate":"","headline":"Goodison\u0027s Greatest Night","text":"Everton beat Bayern Munich 3-1 ON THIS DAY in 1985.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe European Cup Winners\u0027 Cup semi-final second leg was the game that announced to the world that Everton had once again become a force to be reckoned with. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nBayern came to Goodison Park knowing that a score draw would be enough to take them through to the final, having held the Blues to a 0-0 draw at home in Munich and the Toffees got off to the worst possible start. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nDieter Hoeness silenced the Goodison crowd in the 37th minute putting the West German League leaders ahead and that was the way it stayed until the break.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nGraeme Sharp and Andy Gray gave the Germans a pounding in the second half, each claiming well-deserved goals which silenced Bayern. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nSharp prodded in the crucial equaliser halfway through the second period and then Gray pounced for the second, having received Sharp\u0027s knock on from a Gary Stevens throw. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nWith only 15 minutes left the Germans never looked like getting back into it. When the third went in four minutes from time they knew that it was all over. Trevor Steven brought the house down with an unstoppable shot, which flew past Belgian keeper, Pfaff.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton had reached their first-ever European final and established themselves as one of the most respected teams in Europe in the process.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1983,02,19","endDate":"","headline":"Everton End Spurs\u0027 Run","text":"Everton beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 ON THIS DAY in 1983.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Blues\u0027 win brought Spurs\u0027 18 FA Cup tie unbeaten run to an end after they had won the trophy in the previous two seasons.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAndy King and Graeme Sharp scored the goals that took Everton through to the quarter-finals where they were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United at Old Trafford.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1991,03,21","endDate":"","headline":"Everton Squeeze Past Leeds","text":"Everton beat Leeds United 3-1 ON THIS DAY in 1991.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA crowd of 12,603 were at Goodison to see the Second Leg of the Zenith Data Systems Cup, Northern Final.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter the first leg ended in a 3-3 draw the second was particularly tight.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nA Tony Cottee equaliser sent the game into extra time.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nCottee scored again, along with John Ebbrell, to give the Blues a place in the grand final against Crystal Palace.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1960,10,16","endDate":"","headline":"Giant Sharp Born","text":"Graeme Sharp was born in Glasgow ON THIS DAY in 1960.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe signed from Dumbarton in 1980 for \u0026pound;120,000 going on to become a feared striker during his time at the club.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe steely Scot helped the Blues win the FA Cup in 1984, two League titles and the European Cup-Winners\u0027 Cup.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn 432 appearances he scored 150 goals making him Everton\u0027s top post-war goalscorer.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe left Everton to join Oldham in 1991 and went on to manage Oldham and Bangor City \u0026ndash; winning them the Welsh Cup in 1998.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThe Everton Legend still works for his beloved Blues in the capacity of Fans\u0027 Liaison Officer.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1980,03,01","endDate":"","headline":"Legend Dean Passes Away","text":"Goodison Legend Dixie Dean died ON THIS DAY in 1980.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nEverton\u0027s top-ever goalscorer grabbed a staggering 349 goals for the club and won 16 England caps.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn the 1927/28 season he scored 60 League goals in only 39 games!\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIt was somewhat fitting that he died at his beloved Goodison Park, minutes after the final whistle of an Everton v Liverpool derby match.\u003cbr /\u003e"},{"startDate":"1971,12,27","endDate":"","headline":"Giant Ferguson Born","text":"Duncan Ferguson was born in Stirling ON THIS DAY in 1971.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHe first joined the Blues in 1994 after spells at Dundee United and Glasgow Rangers and he quickly became an idol of the faithful after scoring his first goal in a Merseyside derby at Goodison. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u0027Fergie\u0027 won an FA Cup winner\u0027s medal in 1995, before moving to Newcastle United in a shock transfer deal in 1998. \u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter protracted negotiations, Duncan made his Merseyside return on 17 August 2000 and, in typical story-book fashion, scored two goals on his \u0027second\u0027 home debut against Charlton Athletic.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nIn total, Ferguson made 273 appearances for the Toffees, scoring 72 goals, before retiring in 2006. He returned to Everton as a youth coach in 2011 and, in 2014, became part of Roberto Martinez\u0027s first-team coaching staff."},{"startDate":"1946,01,19","endDate":"","headline":"The Cat Prowls","text":"Everton beat Blackburn Rovers 4-1 ON THIS DAY in 1946.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nAfter losing 1-2 to Rovers at Ewood Park the week before the Blues gained revenge with a 4-1 win in front of 23,538 at Goodison Park.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nHarry Catterick scored a hat-trick with Wally Fielding grabbing the other.\u003cbr /\u003e\n\u003cbr /\u003e\nThat season the Blues came second in the Football League North Division.\u003cbr /\u003e"}],"asset":{"media":"//","caption":"Dixie Dean"}}};