He helped Everton regain promotion back to the top flight in 1954 and scored 22 goals in 113 appearances before moving across Stanley Park for a brief stint at second division Liverpool.
He would become the first player to play in all four divisions when he turned out for Crewe Alexandra and then Bury but he retained his affinity with the Toffees and was a regular at Goodison Park over the years.
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1 Posted 30/05/2015 at 16:07:24
He joined Liverpool around 1955 with Jimmy Payne joining Everton in a straight swop.
I met Tony last year inSt. LukeÂs church along with two other old Everton favourites Derek Temple and Jimmy Harris, he was with his son and easy to talk to. RIP Tony.
2 Posted 30/05/2015 at 19:30:13
4 Posted 30/05/2015 at 20:40:10
Sympathy to all his family.
5 Posted 30/05/2015 at 20:54:57
Former Blues command my respect so, RIP Tony. God bless.
6 Posted 30/05/2015 at 21:04:41
I just want to say he was a lovely person, very genuine, humble and a true gentleman, who was always modest about his achievements. He will be a great loss to our group and I know everyone will be very upset and want to pass on their sympathy to his family.
RIP Tony, We will miss you
7 Posted 30/05/2015 at 21:38:27
From 1st, to 2nd, to 3rd then 4th to non-league in little more than 12 months must have been some kind of record. Despite all that, I was a fan of his laid back cultured style.
8 Posted 31/05/2015 at 13:31:07
And I thought I knew my history...
9 Posted 31/05/2015 at 14:11:02
10 Posted 31/05/2015 at 14:53:57
11 Posted 31/05/2015 at 20:43:19
Dick, Tony is in the Guiness Book of Records for playing in the 4 divisions in one season: Everton, Liverpool, Bury and Crewe I think.
12 Posted 31/05/2015 at 22:25:40
God bless Tony and our deepest sympathy to all TonyÂs family & friends.
13 Posted 01/06/2015 at 18:34:15
He was a really genuine person and a great Evertonian. Far more loyal than some of the twerps we have today who make more money in 90 minutes of uselessness than he did in five years.... That was when most of the players were called Fred, George, Billy, etc.
15 Posted 01/06/2015 at 19:24:59
He did wonderful work with Everton In The Community people. The EFC Heritage Society and others.
Condolences to his family and friends.
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