Jeffers And Westerveld On THAT Derby Dust-Up

A special Merseyside derby edition of the Official Everton Podcast reunites Francis Jeffers and Sander Westerveld nearly 21 years after the pair's infamous Anfield scrap.

Former Everton striker Jeffers and Dutchman Westerveld, the ex-Liverpool goalkeeper, are joined on the show by Don Hutchison, who represented both clubs in derby matches.


Hutchison recalls the night in September 1999 when Everton crossed Stanley Park to win courtesy of a Kevin Campbell goal, with Jeffers and Westerveld both red carded and subsequently followed into an early bath by the home side's midfielder Steven Gerrard.

The two protagonists, dismissed with 16 minutes remaining, relive the incident and talk in a wider context about the significance in both dressing rooms of the all-Merseyside fixture – while Hutchison's standout memory of Everton's victory at Anfield concerns the unusual warm-down overseen by manager Walter Smith's the following morning.


Everton resume their 2019/20 campaign with a visit from Liverpool on Sunday and the reverse fixture at Goodison Park in 1999/00 was clouded in controversy when referee Graham Poll blew for full-time after Westerveld's free-kick cannoned off Hutchison's back and careered into the Gwladys Street net.

Both men give their take on that episode and Dutchman Westerveld explains why he was thrilled to play for Everton after completing a shock loan move from Portsmouth early in 2006.

Listen to Don Hutchison, Franny Jeffers and Sander Westerveld on the Official Everton Podcast here. And, if you enjoy this edition, don't forget to subscribe.

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