Why “Everton” when the club have never actually played there?

15/07/2015  3 Comments  [Jump to last]
A group of local historians are going digging on Saturday 18 Juy and and hope to unearth the answers to some of Merseyside football's most intriguing questions.

Why were Everton Football Club called Everton, when they never actually played in Everton? Was there ever a vote to call the club Anfield FC? And who was the real driving force behind the fledgling football club?

Former Echo Sports Editor Ken Rogers investigates.

» Read the full article at Liverpool Echo


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Patrick Murphy
1 Posted 15/07/2015 at 14:15:49
I hope they find a crock of gold on the dig, it might change our fortunes forever. It is interesting that there appears to be no definitive reason why the club took the name Everton -- but by and large it's a name which has stood us in good stead; I wonder how we would have all felt if we had taken the name of the City in those formative years?
Paul Kossoff
2 Posted 15/07/2015 at 14:20:24
Patrick 1, we don't deal with the devil; the dark side do. Even if we had taken the name Liverpool, history would have still been the same, they would have still had all the luck.

But the devil wants his penny paid back, and the RedShite paid it in full when they lost the Premier.

Alan McGuffog
3 Posted 15/07/2015 at 14:33:20
We played at Anfield until 1892. Anfield is adjacent to Everton. In the 19th century Everton was a larger area and I would imagine it just seemed better to call the club Everton?

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