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Contributions from our editorial team and featured columnists.

“A Proper Glutton for Punishment”

Becky Tallentire
Another instalment of Real Footballers' Wives featuring Rosemary Hurst, wife of former Everton striker, John.
11/04/2022

“Football Makes You Quite Tough”

Becky Tallentire
This instalment of Real Footballers' Wives features Irene Lee, wife of former Everton manager, Gordon who passed away this past week at the age of 87
12/03/2022

“Our Lives Changed One Pancake Tuesday”

Becky Tallentire
The final instalment of Real Footballers' Wives features Eileen Stevens, wife of 1960s Everton forward Dennis
14/01/2022

“He Wouldn't Pull His Socks Up”

Becky Tallentire
Another instalment of Real Footballers' Wives by features Brenda Thomas, wife of 1970s Goodison favourite Dave
30/08/2021

'The Time Goes By So Fast'

Becky Tallentire
In light of the recent passing of Everton legend Jimmy Gabriel, the latest installment of Real Footballers' Wives by @bluestocking63 features his wife Pat
12/07/2021

Real Footballers' Wives – Dolly Sagar

Becky Tallentire
The next installment of Real Footballers' Wives features Dolly Sagar, wife of Everton's longest-serving player, goalkeeper Ted Sagar who spent 24 years with the club.
09/06/2021

John Murray – Everton’s First Boy Mascot

Becky Tallentire
In one of the monochrome mementos that I post to Twitter once in a while, Roy Vernon stands in the tunnel at West Ham alongside a young lad with a beaming smile. Some of these youngsters look overwhelmed and some are painfully shy but this one looked like it was the job he was born to do. This is the story of Everton’s first ‘boy mascot’, John Murray.
28/04/2021

'Music Was My Heartbeat'

Becky Tallentire
The latest installment of Real Footballers' Wives features Ann West, wife of one of Everton's most popular ever players, goalkeeping star Gordon West.
08/02/2021

“Nothing Really Daunted Us”

Becky Tallentire
This chapter from Becky Tallentire's 2004 book featuring the stories of the women behind some of Everton's greatest ever players features Carole Dobson, wife of 1970s favourite Martin
15/12/2020

”We Were Surrounded By Wonderful People”

Becky Tallentire
The latest chapter from Becky Tallentire's 2004 book featuring the stories of the women behind some of Everton's greatest ever players features Maureen Harvey, wife of the "White Pele" and one arm of the famed Holy Trinity, Colin Harvey.
10/01/2020

“We Were Treated Like Royalty”

Becky Tallentire
The latest chapter of the 2004 book, Real Footballers' Wives, features Annette Scott, wife of 1960s winger Alex who won the FA Cup and League Title with the Toffees.
22/03/2019

“Nobody Loved Football More Than Tony”

Becky Tallentire
The next chapter of the 2004 book Real Footballers' Wives, features Marina Kay, wife of 1960s legend, Tony.
02/10/2018

“He Took My Breath Away”

Becky Tallentire
The latest installment of Becky Tallentire's Real Footballers' Wives features Johnny Morrissey's wife, Celia
10/05/2018

They Were The Best Years of Our Lives

Becky Tallentire
The latest installment of Real Footballers' Wives features Norma Vernon, wife of Everton goalscoring legend Roy.
05/09/2017

'The Things We Do For Love' – Janet Royle

Becky Tallentire
A re-post for Christmas of the chapter from the 2004 book Real Footballers' Wives, featuring Janet Royle, wife of Everton playing legend and former manager Joe.
10/06/2017

“Even After All These Years” – Pat Labone

Becky Tallentire
The latest chapter from Real Footballers' Wives serialised here at ToffeeWeb features Pat Labone, wife of Goodison legend Brian
13/04/2017

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