Stand: Main Stand
Country: United Kingdom
Andy Costigan, born and raised in Manchester, I followed my older brother in supporting the Blues by hitch-hiking down the East Lancs Road every other Saturday. Never ever felt anything towards the teams in Manchester. My first 'live' game came in 1970 an
Everton vs Chelsea in 1970 at Goodison, I was 13 at the time. It rained and the ground was packed, biggest gate of the season if I recall correctly. I stood on the Gwladys Street. Howie scored after 14 seconds and we led 2-0 inside three minutes. Three-nil at half time and it ended up 5-2 - absolute magic... nobody cared about the rain.
Favourite Everton Moment
The European Cup Winners Cup Final in Rotterdam - a night I'll never forget. The semi-final win over Bayern Munich was special, but to win a European trophy was fantastic.
Favourite All Time Player
Colin Harvey. A member of the fabled and legendary "Holy Trinity, " Colin Harvey was simply class. Words cannot describe the way he played football. He was a genius and had steel in his game too. For me the epitomy of what Everton stands for - football of the highest order. The perfect foil for the artistry of Bally and industry of Howie - if the Blues had these three playing today, we'd be unstoppable.
Favourite Current Player
Mikel Arteta. A player in the best traditions of Everton - no kick and rush, a thinking mans footballer. At his best, he can control a game as well as anyone else in the Premiership and he can finish too. Together with Marouane Fellaini, the bedrock of our squad for a few years to come. Truly the best little Spaniard we know.
Howard Kendall. Howie struggled at first, but when he got the blend right his Everton team was a joy to behold. We went into games knowing we would win and only on rare occasions were we wrong. I firmly believe HK would have led us to European Cup glory had we had the chance, we were the best in Europe at that time and everyone knew it.
Goes back a few years, but I thoruoghly enjoyed a League Cup tie at Old Trafford when the Blues weren't given a prayer against Tommy Docherty's United. We won 3-0 and it felt so good.
Probably the Kevin Sheedy goal in the European Cup Winners Cup Final. Rapid had just scored and the Blues simply strolled down the other end and Sheeds ended any thoughts of a Vienna fightback with a stunning strike. Runner up, Sharpy's incredible volley at Anfield !!
The current home kit. closely followed by the NEC 1986 home kit.
Champion-e, Champion-e, Champion-e, Everton... after the European Cup Winners Cup final success.