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Bob McEvoy
1 Posted 24/02/2015 at 22:12:29
Rob,always enjoy your articles .Even more welcome given our current demise . Keep em coming .
Brent Stephens
2 Posted 24/02/2015 at 22:19:33
Nice piece. Especially the final bit re the trophy.
Dave McCoy
3 Posted 24/02/2015 at 23:49:20
Really love your research Rob, thanks.
Phil Walling
4 Posted 25/02/2015 at 00:38:41
Great piece, as usual, Rob. About time for WJ's great-grandson to form another 'syndicate', methinks !
Murdo Laing
5 Posted 25/02/2015 at 09:05:42
Superb stuff Rob, and a timely reminder of what Everton Football Club is really about as well, grounded in local tradition,and perhaps there are parallels of WJ's legacy through to the Moores family in the latter part of the last century? The 1914 attendance of 18, 000 between South Liverpool and Tranmere is a real eye opener, I mean, I know those were very different times, but 18 K! It's also great to see how WJ is remembered, and of how the Sawyer family are keeping it alive , and I hope this continues through the generations.
Nick Entwistle
7 Posted 25/02/2015 at 13:13:51
There are never too many responses to these pieces compared to current topics, but that doesn't mean they're not appreciated or enjoyed. I always take time out to read them with care, rather than scan through on a five minute break etc. Great photos too.
Peter Jones
8 Posted 25/02/2015 at 13:48:52
Most interesting piece, Rob. My granddad always reckoned South Liverpool was his first team ahead of Liverpool. Your stories from those days emphasize how great the gulf is now between the lesser clubs and the Premier League giants compared to then. It is our loss I think.
Gavin McGarvey
9 Posted 25/02/2015 at 20:40:57
A very interesting read Rob, thanks for writing this.
Denis Richardson
10 Posted 26/02/2015 at 01:50:29
Very nice read Rob. Thanks for taking the time writing it and giving us a little glimpse of our past.
Paul Wharton
11 Posted 26/02/2015 at 09:13:38
Rob as usual a great read, you must be rally proud of WJ.
Eugene Ruane
12 Posted 26/02/2015 at 09:16:17
A fantastic piece (as usual).
Jamie Yates
13 Posted 28/02/2015 at 13:06:58
Fantastic piece as always Rob - proud to say there's a link to something I put up a few years ago after spotting an article about the Everton 'Syndicate' in the Glasgow Evening Times archives while doing some genealogical research. Your great-granddad gets a mention although I apologise I seem to have mistranscribed his middle initial (or the Glasgow Evening Times did!).

Not sure if you saw it at the time but worth a read: From the Glasgow Evening Times archives

Sue Brown
15 Posted 28/02/2015 at 18:49:08
Very interesting and a great read Rob, I always enjoy your articles, thanks.

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