I read a sad article in The Guardian today about Stan Bowles, who's suffering from full onset Alzheimer's:An afternoon with Stan Bowles: the twinkle is still there but the memories are gone
It went on to cite how the game as a whole fails to care for its former players, those who had careers before the riches of today meant that they'd be set for life.
In the midst of the story, though, it was lovely to see this quote:
'Alex Young, who died last week from a short illness after suffering from dementia, had better luck having played for Everton who operate... "a role-model system for former players".'
We all have criticisms about the way the club is run. But one area where Everton are beyond reproach is their sense of responsibility to their former players and the wider community through EitC. It's one of the things that makes us very special.
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1 Posted 09/03/2017 at 14:46:24
2 Posted 09/03/2017 at 15:03:33
3 Posted 09/03/2017 at 15:32:18
4 Posted 09/03/2017 at 18:30:34
Well done, Robin, for flagging it up.
5 Posted 10/03/2017 at 08:47:35
6 Posted 10/03/2017 at 09:21:46
This evening, I have been invited to photograph a Special Event with (Dr Everton) David France and other True Blues at The Hilton Hotel and Liverpool One (Everton Two). The event is The Gladys Street Hall of Fame and EFC Heritage Society lots of Everton Players of other Guests and I believe Lyndon will be there be nice to meet him at last.
A wonderful night ahead with great ex-Players and personal friends like Ronny and John Bailey and others and then Saturday morning off to Goodison.
What a Life Blue Skies everywhere.
7 Posted 10/03/2017 at 09:29:29
8 Posted 10/03/2017 at 11:13:12
'Nobby Stiles also suffers from Alzheimer's, but there is scant care from mighty Manchester United'.
9 Posted 10/03/2017 at 14:13:42
Apologies if there is already in place something the players Union do for former members.
10 Posted 13/03/2017 at 21:18:49
What's 1% to these millionaires? And who knows... maybe one day they'll need the FPF? Enough former players go bankrupt now, 35% of English men, if I recall correctly.
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