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1 Posted 07/10/2014 at 06:40:58
2 Posted 07/10/2014 at 06:53:51
Throughout the article one thing shines through Â– the magnificent institution that is Everton Football Club.
3 Posted 07/10/2014 at 11:09:19
4 Posted 07/10/2014 at 11:54:46
Life has a nasty habit of appearing to give you everything but then taking it away and Mick won't be the last footballer to need support after playing. Well done to individuals like Darracott, Jones etc and the past players for picking up a comrade when he was down. Qualities like that are increasingly hard to find in today's dog-eat-dog, me-me-me world.
5 Posted 07/10/2014 at 11:46:28
6 Posted 07/10/2014 at 12:03:06
Terry Darracott says that he always wanted the ball. That's right and he would take pressure off others (including Terry!) by always making himself available for the ball. Moreover, he wouldn't make cheap passes, would be prepared to hold on to the ball until an opportunity developed... that could open him up to criticism but I always admired what he was trying to do. He looked a huge prospect and had we developed what we had in 1970, I am sure he would have fully achieved his potential.
Like Brian Hill, I think we are a very special club; it was moving to read about how Ronnie Goodlass pressured him to join. Very sorry about how things worked out for Mick.
7 Posted 07/10/2014 at 15:54:47
I am from Scotland myself, and remember going to my first live games at the Old Lady, in between going to sea both with the Royal and Merchant Navy's. I also remember seeing Mick play alongside the likes of Dobson, Kenyon, Jones, Goodlass, Darracott etc.
It's also comforting I'm sure for his family to know that his time at Everton has been well remembered and appreciated by all. It is also a poignant example of how thin the dividing line between success and downfall can be.
Sadly missed, but not forgotten.
9 Posted 07/10/2014 at 21:12:27
My mates and I would walk home to Bootle from the Goodison games singing his praises. A potential great. Sad, so sad.
Well done to Gary Jones, Terry Darracott and the rest of the Everton family for giving the support he needed. It is moving to know that these values still exist in the greed-driven world of todayÂs football.
10 Posted 07/10/2014 at 22:27:33
11 Posted 07/10/2014 at 22:41:26
12 Posted 08/10/2014 at 04:16:14
13 Posted 11/10/2014 at 20:34:42
I only realised only until a few years ago that mick was from Manchester. I honestly thought he was local. I remember a game at Sheffield Utd in Â74, a 2-2 draw, he scored but was absolutely fantastic. He totally put Currie (a big name then) in the shade. RIP, Mick... Never to be forgotten by us Blues.
14 Posted 11/10/2014 at 21:00:00
15 Posted 14/10/2014 at 22:20:14
16 Posted 14/10/2014 at 23:13:01
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