What links do the 1969/70 squad have to Stoke City? Find out...
Everton Snapshot brings photographs from the Club's illustrious past back to life.
We take a squad photo from a given season and link the featured players to the Toffees' upcoming opponents.
Ahead of September's trip to Stoke we spoke to 1969/70 title-winning midfielder John Hurst [see below], who, in August 1965, became Everton's first-ever substitute in a game against the Potters.
Who's in the picture?
[From left to right] Harry Bennett, Joe Royle, Gordon West, Geoff Barnett, Archie Clark, Andy Rankin, B Jones, David Johnson, T Casey [trainer], Wilf Dixon [Unseen], T Hughes, Mick Lyons, Frank D'Arcy, John Hurst, Brian Labone, Roger Kenyon, Gary Jones, Archie Styles, M Westburgh, D Turner, Steve Seargeant, Terry Darracott, A Proudler [trainer], William Brindle [Unseen], Gerry Humphreys, Jimmy Husband, Tommy Jackson, Tommy Wright, Alan Ball, Colin Harvey, Harry Catterick, Sandy Brown, Alan Whittle, Johnny Morrissey, Terry Owen, Howard Kendall, William Kenny.
What links them to Stoke City?
Geoff Barnett [Back row] - Goalkeeper Barnett began his career with Everton in 1962. He found it tough to displace legendary stopper Gordon West, making just 10 league appearances in seven years. He went on to play for Arsenal and made his last appearance in English football against Stoke in December 1975.
John Hurst [Middle row] - Having played and coached at Everton, Hurst is well known around the Club. The wing-half made 388 starts for the Toffees in a stay spanning 12 years. In 1965, his debut season, he became Everton's first-ever substitute, replacing Fred Pickering against Stoke.
Alan Ball [Bottom row left] - Idolised for his 251 starts as an Everton player, Ball went on to manage seven clubs, including Sunday's opponents. The late World Cup winner took the reins in 1989 but was sacked two years later.
Howard Kendall [Bottom row right] - A member of Everton's Holy Trinity alongside Ball and Colin Harvey, Kendall had five stints with the Toffees - two as player and three as a boss. His first departure came in 1974 when he joined Birmingham City. He left St Andrew's for Stoke three years later, going on to make 82 appearances for the Potters.
The Interview - John Hurst
"It was strange at the time being the first substitute. It was the start of a new era all together in football. The substitute was never used as a tactical thing, just incase of injuries. And I got thrown on when Fred Pickering picked up a knock.
"I'd sat there before as 12th man but I'd never been ask to strip and get ready to play before. I could played in defence, midfield and attack so I think I was chosen because I was adaptable. I was fortunate like that.
"There are records like Everton's youngest-ever player but that changes every few years, doesn't it? This is one thing no one will ever be able to take away - it will always be in the record books.
"I played with a great team at Everton and it was tremendous to be part of it. The vast majority of us had come through the juniors within two or three years of each other. My first game for Everton saw Tommy Wright inside right, I was centre forward and Colin Harvey was inside left - and we'd all come through together.
"I remember the day of the 1968 FA Cup final [Everton lost 1-0 to West Bromwich Albion]. It was just one of them days. We'd beaten them twice in the league and both times convincingly. But we couldn't do it at Wembley. It was disappointing. But Wembley is a place for the fans to enjoy, and I think they did.
"Of course, looking back, one of the proudest moment of my career was winning the title in 1969/70.
"We had a very difficult start. We had Arsenal away and Manchester United away. It was a heck of a start but we won both. I scored the only goal at Arsenal and then I scored again against United on the Wednesday. We won 2-0 and Alan Ball scored too. So we started well and we knew we were a good team. We'd been close the year before and it gave us the confidence to go on.
"Our boss was Harry Catterick and he was completely different to what football managers are like today. Harry was a very strict, regimental kind of manager. He wasn't a tracksuit manager and you'd very rarely see him out on the training pitch. That was all done by our trainer Wilf Dixon.
"He was very much the disciplinarian. For example we had this book and we all had to sign in everyday. You had to be in by 10am and at 9.45am there was a blue pen waiting. By 10am there was a red pen and if you signed in with the red too many times you'd be fined.
"So, yes, he was very, very strict. But it helped him bring together one of the greatest Everton teams there has been. He had this tremendous talent to buy players who would fit in with everyone else; that's a difficult thing to do, to buy players and mould them into a good team. Harry had that ability."