Funeral of Alex Young set for 11 March

Tuesday 28 February 2017  6 Comments  [Jump to last]
The funeral of Goodison great Alex Young who passed away this week aged 80 will take place at 10am on Saturday 11th March at Warriston Crematorium in Edinburgh.  

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Peter Howard
1 Posted 28/02/2017 at 21:45:52
Saturday March 11th- the 50th anniversary of us beating the redshite 1-0 in the Cup:

On the night of Saturday March the eleventh
The Liverpool team were sent to heaven
By a goal in a million from Alan Ball
As the boys in Blue stood ten feet tall

Cassius Shankly was heard to say
The scoresheet should never had read that way
The game had the makings of a tie
A travesty of justice was his cry

Milne made a blunder whilst back in defence
Which gave Husband the chance to use his sixth sense
As he challenged fat Lawrence fate took its course
And Ball broke the net with phenomenal force

Now the dust has settled at Goodison Park
The lights are out and all is dark
Whilst the TV screens at Anfield sway
The night we beat them both home and away.

RIP the Golden Vision.

Gary Hart
2 Posted 01/03/2017 at 09:33:40
Brilliant that, Peter.
Tony Sullivan
3 Posted 02/03/2017 at 09:44:06
Thanks, Peter, your poem brings back another 'I was there moment'.

It was great night, and forever after Shankly was known as the 'Lord Travesty of Justice'. Bally's goal was brilliant, but I remember a young John Hurst played a 'blinder'.

Great memories of the Golden Vision era.

Peter Howard
4 Posted 02/03/2017 at 18:36:57
Thanks, Tony, but the poem isn't actually mine. (Although I did once win 10s 6d for having one printed in the Echo!)

I remember the poem doing the rounds soon after that memorable match and upsetting redshite fans – particularly as it scoffs at 'Shanks' – and I just memorised it since. Sad, but that's what Everton does to you, I suppose.

I would love to know who wrote it.

Kevin Jones
5 Posted 03/03/2017 at 02:09:46
Just a thought for a tribute to The Golden Vision. Instead of the Traditional black arm bands the players will wear on Sunday, how about a full set of the players shirt's made with the Everton crest edged in black with "In Memoriam Alex Young" underneath the Nil Satis garland?

These shirts could either be kept by the club as a lasting memory to Alex, or auctioned off for various Charities. Just a nice touch to say goodbye to one of our favourite sons.

Chris Williams
6 Posted 10/03/2017 at 15:45:52
A lovely tribute to the great man from David France on Everton website.

Touching and evocative.

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