'Tribute to the Everton Strikers' dinner 1989

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In April 1989, shortly after the Hillsborough Disaster, a "Tribute to the Everton Strikers" dinner was held in The Prince of Wales Hotel, Southport. It was part of Kevin Ratcliffe's testimonial year events (the auction takings on the night were donated to the Hillsborough Disaster fund).

The event hosted perhaps the greatest line-up of Toffees striking talent ever assembled in one room: Graeme Sharp, Gary Lineker, Adrian Heath, Andy Gray, Alan Whittle, Tony Cottee, Bob Latchford, Dave Hickson and Roy Vernon being amongst the attendees.

Do any Toffeewebers remember attending the event. I am keen to read/hear your recollections – especially of Roy Vernon. Has anyone retained any photos of the night, I wonder?

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Colin Quinney
1 Posted 03/09/2017 at 21:54:02
I was there, sat at the back of the room, drinking and telling stories. They had an auction with 50% of the proceeds going to Kevin Ratcliffe's testimonial and 50% going to the Hillsborough fund. I kept bidding for items in the auction without any success.

So, rather worse for wear, I left my hand up and ended up paying £350 for a shirt belonging to Graeme Sharp... Even worse when I went up to collect it I discovered it was not even an Everton shirt but a Scotland one!

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