Dave Thomas opens up about glaucoma, playing golf and his father rejecting Don Revie's mighty Leeds

02/12/2015  6 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everrtonian author and journalist, Brian Viner, speaks with the wing legend about his hopes of getting a guide dog to assist him now that glaucoma has robbed him of almost all of his peripheral vision.

You can help Dave in his support for the Guide Dogs charity by donating at his JustGiving page.

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Ian Jones
1 Posted 02/12/2015 at 17:50:28
Sad to see Dave Thomas struggling. We marvel at Gerard now. Dave Thomas was a true winger. Left foot. Right foot crosses. Pinpointed mostly to Bob Latchford. Will gladly donate.
James Hughes
2 Posted 02/12/2015 at 18:01:22
Dave Thomas is the only autograph I ever asked for, he used to glide past defenders, ping it in and big Bob was always there with a diving header. GOOAAALLL.

I have great memories of that era and Latchford scoring 30 goals in one season. wish him well and I will donate as well

Jack Cross
3 Posted 03/12/2015 at 18:28:25
Dave Thomas, he was fantastic. Now! That's what you call a winger, like lightening going down the wing and could cross with either foot as you said. Me and the mates would watch him from the enclosure, the good old days hey.

I suffer with advanced Glaucoma, myself so, I know were he is coming from. A truly terrible eye decease that can effect anyone. I already know about the charity and it's an extremely worthwhile cause. Let's hope more on ToffeeWeb get their hands in their pocket.

Good luck, Dave, mate.

Paul Ferry
4 Posted 04/12/2015 at 04:43:02
Good luck, Jack Cross, mate. I was in the Enclosure with me mates then too. So sorry to hear about your vision Jack. I would love for both you and Dave to come through this.

Remember Jack, the rolled down socks, impish grin, step overs before we knew what step overs were. Dave Thomas ... My first EFC hero, even ahead of Big Bob Latch. One of the six big quandaries in my Everton life is: Why, in his perfect prime, was Dave sold to Wolves?

To end as I began – Good luck Jack Cross, mate.

Jack Cross
5 Posted 05/12/2015 at 03:53:54
Hi Paul Ferry. Thank you very much for your sentiments. Much appreciated mate.

I could never fathom why Dave Thomas was sold myself. He was only with us for two seasons I think. Probably money at the crux of it knowing Everton.

Like Pat Nevin, always had is socks down. Another great player.

Don't tell anyone but my all time great winger, was Peter Thompson.

Steve Brown
6 Posted 05/12/2015 at 05:06:57
What dignity from Dave Thomas, and from Jack too in his comments. He could hang a cross on a six pence could Dave. That team was not far off at all too.

Read the story and particularly the example his dad set him. Imagine that happening in the greedy current game?

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