Stand: Park End
Country: United Kingdom
Introduced to Everton when I was 6, and 55 years on am still as avid as ever. In 1980/81 I had the ultimate accolade of working for E.F.C. as Chef at Goodison for 7 years then Team Chef at Bellefield for a further 5-6 years. Illness forcing my retirement.
Oct 31st 1953 v Leicester City at Home, Lost 1-2. Tommy Eglington
Favourite Everton Moment
I honestly cant pick ONE moment. But winning the title under Mr Catterick and the 80s run under Mr Kendall all come to mind.
Favourite All Time Player
Alex Young. With many apologies to the BRILLIANT Ball. Kendall. Harvey. And too many more to mention, Alex was the first player to recieve God like adulation from the Goodison Faithful, and with good reason, " Me Included " He LIT up Goodison with his control, runs, dribbles " A word you very rarely hear today." Long may he reign.
Favourite Current Player
Mikel Arteta. The nearest player to come close to Alex with his runs, passing ability, ball skills. Just a Great player to watch.
Howard Kendall. With a MILLION apologies to Mr Harry Catterick and Mr David Moyes. You just have to look at our Honours List to see why, And if it hadnt been for our " friends & neighbours over the park " Just how bloody good would we have been, as United have ruled the Premiership and Real Madrid ruled Europe, WE WOULD have ruled the game in this Country for a good few years. But dont start me on THAT LOT.
That night in Rotterdam, OK theres no way it compares to the Bayern Munich game for truly GREAT Football and atmosphere, BUT I honestly thought it was to be the springboard for greater things to come.Like I have mentioned it was to be US and not Man U ruling the league or Madrid ruling Europe like they did in the 50s & early 60s. BUT Thanks to THAT Shower of Murdering Scum across the Park we got EFF ALL,( Thanks Scum.) Can you just imagine if things had been different and WE had done the Killing? We would have been crucified. They really did " Get away with MURDER " and it was not the only time they did. WAS IT ?
Sharpies at Anfield. THAT GOAL
I may be a bit Old Fasioned but I like the kit of 69/70 Just plain Blue shirts with the round neck white, it just epitomised E.F.C.
There all good