Coleman Describes Emotions After Watching 'Incredible' Howard's Way

Seamus Coleman has described the stirring emotions he experienced while watching Howard’s Way and says the acclaimed documentary “shows what it means to be an Evertonian”.

The film tells the story of Howard Kendall’s exceptional Everton side of the mid-1980s. 

Between 1984 and 1987, the Blues won two English league titles, an FA Cup and a European Cup Winners’ Cup and were widely recognised as one of the finest teams on the continent.

Coleman says looking back at Everton supporters’ joyous celebrations as the Toffees achieved domestic and European glory reinforced his desire to bring silverware to Goodison Park.

All proceeds from purchases of Howard’s Way will go towards the Club’s £1 million People’s Place mental health campaign. Click here to buy or rent Howard’s Way.

“I’ve watched the film Howard’s Way, which was incredible,” said Coleman.

“Just to see the scenes, of them winning back then, what it means to the people… it would be great to give Everton fans something like that again.

“Watching that film, I think it shows people what it means to be an Evertonian. 

“The players were great in that era and obviously the manager, too.

“It’d be great if us as players and the staff can bring some silverware to the Club again.”

Having joined Everton from Sligo Rovers in 2009, Coleman has gone on to amass 310 first-team appearances for the Blues.

Only five players have made more top-flight outings than Coleman for the Toffees during the Premier League era, and he won the Club’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards in 2013/14.

Coleman was named as Everton club captain on the eve of the 2019/20 season.

“I’ve had great success here, had some great times, had some good seasons where we’ve done really well but, ultimately, you want to look back and have won something,” the right-back added.

“I’ve been desperate to win a trophy at this club.

“If it doesn’t happen, then I’ve done everything I possibly can.

“I’ve given 100 per cent every day to achieve that. 

“To have played so many matches for the Club, and to have captained it, is a massive honour in itself but, to top it all off, it’d be great to get that silverware.”

In Carlo Ancelotti, Everton boast a manager that has won 15 major trophies during a distinguished managerial career. That haul includes three Champions League titles and league championships in three different countries.

Coleman believes Ancelotti’s pedigree and the infrastructure in place at the Club points to a bright future for the Blues.

He added: “We’ve got an owner who’s backing the Club and we’ve got a world-class manager.

“When you add the stadium plans to that, too, it’s so exciting."

All proceeds from purchases of Howard’s Way will go towards the Club’s £1 million People’s Place mental health campaign. Click here to buy or rent Howard’s Way.

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01:33 Fri 17 Apr 2020


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