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Dr David France
1 Posted 05/05/2015 at 01:25:18
Tremendous research.
Seb Niemand
2 Posted 05/05/2015 at 08:33:23
You write this like a spicy mystery, unpicked layer and twist! Absolutely outstanding!!
Jay Harris
3 Posted 05/05/2015 at 12:14:51
Great stuff, Tony.
Hugh Daniels
4 Posted 05/05/2015 at 17:29:04
Great work, Tony! Just to add a little to the saga... every family has a black sheep. You mention John Houlding, who was my great uncle on my maternal grandmotherÂ’s side. He owned a brewery and later became Lord Mayor of Liverpool.

Despite Houlding founding the RS, my family from that day to this has remained staunch Everton supporters. You can imagine how weird it feels to be connected to the founding of both sides!

Paul Joy
5 Posted 05/05/2015 at 19:07:16
Really appreciate your articles, Tony; wonderful stuff.
David Greenwood
6 Posted 05/05/2015 at 21:37:28
Brilliant article, Tony, as always.
Colin Williams
7 Posted 05/05/2015 at 21:48:34
Outstanding... Thank-you!
Tony Onslow
8 Posted 06/05/2015 at 19:55:02
Hugh, I am convinced that, in the summer of 1884, John Houlding saved Everton from going under. I will never say a wrong word about him.
Chris Williamson
9 Posted 06/05/2015 at 16:23:09
Another wonderful and fascinating insight into the roots of our great cricket club.

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