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Blues celebrate '85 anniversary

07/05/2015  Comments (4)  jump

Howard Kendall and members of his 1984/85 league-winning side will return to Goodison on Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of their triumphant season.

At half-time during the visit of Sunderland, Kendall will be joined on the pitch by Graeme Sharp, Peter Reid, Colin Harvey, Derek Mountfield, John Bailey, Pat van den Hauwe and Neville Southall to commemorate the season the Blues secured a First Division and European Cup Winners' Cup double.

Evertonians are encouraged to join the celebrations by donning retro shirts and getting to the ground early to pick up a souvenir pin badge commemorating that special season. The free pin badges will be handed out before kick-off in the Fan Zone and around Goodison Park.

In addition, Derek Mountfield and Pat van den Hauwe will visit the Fan Zone before kick-off to regale their version of events from the magnificent season, whilst classic highlights will play out on the big screens in the stadium.

Tickets for the visit of the Black Cats are still available – and can now be printed at home. The print-at-home facility is now live for supporters who purchase their seats online.

Booking this way is fast, convenient and simple – and takes away the wait for tickets arriving in the post or queuing to collect from the Goodison box office on a matchday. Upon entering the turnstiles on a matchday, tickets printed from home will be scanned by supporters in the electronic readers, thus gaining admission as if it were a normal ticket.

Tickets can also be booked by the more traditional way of visiting the Goodison Park box office in person, or calling into the Everton One at Liverpool Two and TicketQuarter outlets in the city centre. Alternatively, buy over the phone by telephoning 0871 663 1878*.

Please note that those who have already purchased tickets online for the game will not be able to go back and use the print-at-home option.


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Steve Carse
1 Posted 10/05/2015 at 17:07:23
Another pathetic half-time presentation. If thatÂ’s all that youÂ’re going to do as a celebration then just forget the whole thing. At the very least why not put video of the Â’85 side on the screens as the ex-players come on to the field? And why not interview them about those times? ThereÂ’s a clown with a mic on the pitch anyway so why not put him to good use?

The whole thing was so low key as to be an embarrassment. The lack of interest from the younger members of the crowd said it all. Most of them didnÂ’t seem to know who it was on the pitch. The use of the screens to have educated them before the ex-players came on would have been useful.

Paul Hewitt
2 Posted 10/05/2015 at 21:16:53
The best time to be a blue. Who would have thought at the start of that season how great it would have been?

We would have won the treble if the cup final had been a week later. Least I can say I’ve seen a championship winning team – unlike the younger fans now a days who probably wont.

Ray Said
3 Posted 10/05/2015 at 21:48:34
With regard to the "30 Years celebration today for the 1985 team" – I thought the presentation for the legends was pathetic. Kenwright is supposed to be a showman, a producer of West End shows, well he let the side down badly here – as always.

These men deserved better and any other club with history like ours would have treated the men and the crowd to a proper show of respect with a video presentation or highlights of the games and interviews with the players and manager.

The tight bastards who run the club seem scared of the history in case in raises expectations again and they are in the game of running down our expectations. Little people running a giant of a club need to shrink it to their level and that's what they are doing.

Steve Carse
4 Posted 11/05/2015 at 00:21:30
Ray, your last sentence says it all, in regards to all matters as you say, not just the pathetic presentation on Saturday.

PS - was it shown on the BTSports coverage?

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