Sheedy leaves Everton Academy role

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Kevin Sheedy is reportedly leaving his role as coach of Everton Under-18s after a successful tenure at Finch Farm.

The Blues' playing legend has spent the last 11 years at the club's Academy and has overseen the development of a number of the young players who have either broken into the first team or are poised to do so in coming seasons.

In his most recent role, he led the U18s to a Dallas Cup triumph last year and a Premier Academy League title before that.

Those successes represented a personal triumph for Sheedy after he overcame bowel cancer.

The reasons for his apparent departure from Everton have not yet known although there have been rumours of changes at Finch Farm that could see the Academy restructured.

Under the existing relationship, Sheedy had been sharing head-coaching responsibilities of the U18s with Paul Tate and John Ebbrell.


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Jeff Hughes
1 Posted 05/07/2017 at 15:44:13
Has Sheeds fallen out with the club over the recent emphasis on buying young talent into the U23 set up and perhaps by-passing U18 graduates?
Ian Bennett
2 Posted 05/07/2017 at 15:53:08
Sad to hear. What a great servant to our club. I hope it finished in good terms.
David Pearl
3 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:01:06
My favourite ever player. Those two free kicks in opposite corners, his salute to the kop! Anyway, all the best Sheeds.
Jim Lloyd
4 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:01:44
I'm so sorry to see Sheeds go.

I hope it was a decision he made and that he felt it was time to enjoy his life and time with his family.

How lucky we were to see him play for us, it was truely a joy to see his left peg like a wizards wand, creating magic for us and chaos for the opposition.

I suppose THAT goal when he plonked it in one corner, was told to take it again, then promptly plonked it in the other...leaving the Keeper stranded on both occasions, stands out amongst the many great moments

So many great memories that a special player gave us and I hope he gets all due credit for his services to our club. Truely an Everton great...and even more special because we robbed him from the other lot.

We won't forget you Sheeds and thanks for all those great moments you gave us.

Wishing you well for the future.

Thanks for the memories!

Paul Ellam
5 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:07:07
Hope the club has found him another role - if he wanted it. Maybe he wanted to leave?

I wish him well whatever, the man can do no wrong in my eyes!
Peter Gorman
6 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:07:39
I sincerely hope this is not a health issue given his history - very sad and surprised to see this bit of news.

Absolute first-rate legend.

Mike Gaynes
7 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:11:29
David and Jim, that famous double free kick was the moment that made me an Everton fan. I've been doomed ever since.

My all-time favorite as well... just finished his autobiography, which was a gift from Kev Johnson on my trip to Goodison in April.

Hate to see him leave the club. Hope it's just for family time, or a new opportunity, or a desire to travel, or whatever... and NOT health-related.

All the best to you, magic #11.

Gerard Carey
8 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:12:34
Great servant, on both sides of the line. Wish him only the best for the future, and sincerely hope nothing bad connected to this.
Liam Reilly
9 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:16:41
Echo the comments above, that its not health related.

Hope this is an amicable parting and he'd moving on to Club management elsewhere to earn his stripes.

A better left foot I doubt I'll ever see and one of my favorite all time Everton players.

Lennart Hylën
10 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:22:48
Really sad to see one of our all-time greats leave. A fantastic player and servant. Good luck in the future.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
11 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:24:20
For those who do not remember, it was a cup match at GP against Ipswich. That was in the first 5 minutes. It was 1986. I have the video!

What we all forget is we played better than any team ever for the first 30 minutes and then they scored twice and it was that other hero, Degsy Mountfield who scored a late equaliser and we won the replay at Portman Road.

Great Memories of a great player. Both of them!

Tony Abrahams
12 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:26:40
Sheedy, sheedy, sheedy, What a player! closing my eyes, I can picture him wrapping up Rapid Vienna, on one of the greatest nights of my life.
Declan Martin
13 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:45:05
A better left foot than David Beckham.
If only he had that blonde hair and married a Spice Girl . .
John G Davies
14 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:47:58
All time Everton great. You would struggle to find a left footed player with his range of short and long passing in any era. An eye for a goal and bottle as well.

All the best Sheeds. You gave me some of my best days as a Blue.

David Pearl
15 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:48:33
Yeah I was at goodison for that game. I was 16 then and was s slower version with a right foot that got injured every 5 minutes.

I only got to watch the Rapid game on TV and remember they were still showing their goal replay and a split second later Sheedy cracked it home. F... 30 years ago!!! What's happened

Tom Bowers
16 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:50:59
Best player we ever got from RS. Who can ever forget his terrific goals especially that semi-final against Luton.
Good luck Sheeds.
Brian Wilkinson
17 Posted 05/07/2017 at 16:59:42
Tom@16 Alan Harper was not far behind, could play anywhere and did a fantastic job covering in various places.
Peter Morris
18 Posted 05/07/2017 at 17:00:24
I think you'll find that Daniel Day Lewis had a better left foot that David Beckham, who used his solely for standing on mate.
Frank Wade
19 Posted 05/07/2017 at 17:07:57
One of my all time favourites as well and, as stated by others above, hope the parting is not health related or a falling out. First saw him play when he was a 16 year old at Hereford, playing for Ireland youth team in Tolka Park in Dublin. Even then he had that magical left foot and fantastic technical ability on the ball.
James MacGlashan
20 Posted 05/07/2017 at 17:08:03
Phil Roberts, the Ipswich Town double free kick was in '85. I met Sheeds at Manchester Airport a few years ago. He gave me his autograph for my daughter Olivia. Signed on an ATM receipt! He was off to play golf in Spain I think.

I loved the man as a kid in the 80s and I still do. Luton Town semi in '85. Superb.
Phil Walling
21 Posted 05/07/2017 at 17:56:38
Unsy won't be far behind !
Peter Gorman
22 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:00:01
Haha Phil, you are such a card.
Alan Bodell
23 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:26:27
On a week when most of us are thoroughly enjoying the news from the Blues, this sucks.
I vividly remember him launching those left footed penalties into the far corner of whichever side he chose and a quiet, unassuming guy.
Mike Andrews
24 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:37:33
You know what? You scroll through a thread that, absolutely rightly, celebrates a long and illustrious connection with the club of a great player, an inspiring coach and a brave man, given his fight back from serious illness, and Mr Walling takes the opportunity for a swipe at the Club's hierarchy. Why? What evidence? In fact, quite the contrary, as he was given a budget to sign younger players, if I am not mistaken.
Also Sheeds must be late 60s now. Maybe just retirement ?
David Currie
25 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:39:07
Total class footballer. Good luck Sheeds.
Danny O'Neill
26 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:43:13
I've had some invariable rants on here about British football's obsession with pace, power and "getting stuck in" being a major reason we continuously get found out at the higher levels of the sport.

Kevin Sheedy; our left winger / left sided midfielder. Not particularly quick, indeed quite slow. Power was not a word you would associate and arguably never liked to put a foot in where it even looked like it might hurt. Effort? My best friend (RIP Dave) used to joke that he only covered the same 20m stretch of turf on the left hand side of the pitch either side of the half way line (exaggeratingly) and never ever broke sweat.

Because he didn't need to. Skill, craft and sheer guille bewildered and defeated many an oppenent.

Not to mention that magic wand of a left foot!!

Everton great and a joy to watch.

Colin Glassar
27 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:45:00
All the best for the future Sheeds. A great player and fantastic servant to the club.
Joe Ainsworth
28 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:53:46
Sheedy batters a twenty yard free kick into the top corner at Anfield then legs it towards the Kop and gives them the Vs. Beautiful.
Paul Kossoff
29 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:54:42
I hope Kevin wanted to leave and wasn't asked to go, bloody disgrace if he was. Didn't that french bloke at the dark side get rid of the old guard eventually? And an ex Spanish waiter, same thing.
Ste Traverse
30 Posted 05/07/2017 at 19:13:34
Very very disappointing to hear this. Sheeds has done a great job with the youngsters and at 57, should have had years ahead of him in the job.

I hope he's not been forced out given there's been no explanation from the club.

Sheedy is Everton royalty and worth a billion Wayne Rooneys.

Jeff Hughes
31 Posted 05/07/2017 at 19:21:32
If Sheeds was retiring, wouldn't he have done so at the end of a season?

Secondly, and given he has been a fantastic player, coach and servant, wouldn't this news be handled with a little more celebration by the club?

Unless it is illness, and I hope not, I fear there might have been a falling out.

Steve Ferns
32 Posted 05/07/2017 at 19:39:55
I wish Sheedy all the best. He's a great blue, and there was a thread on here for the top 10 best Evertonians of all time. I don't think anyone omitted him, and that was before anyone of us knew of this news. There's no doubting the esteem in which he's held by us fans.

It's always difficult for us to assess coaching abilities, but Sheedy has been directly involved in the development of many internationals over the last 10 years or so. therefore, he seems to be at least a very good coach.

Sheedy always seemed to be passed over for promotions and whilst Unsworth and Ferguson moved up the age ranges he either stayed low or went lower (from U21s to U18s if I recall correctly). I think that was Sheedy's decision. Maybe he wants to enjoy his time and not have the demands of day to day grind on the training pitch, working weekends, and spending evenings watching youth matches up and down the isles.

He's not loaded, that's for sure, but he's earnt more than enough to have a comfortable retirement. I certainly hope that's all it is. And wish him many happy days on the golf course.

John Otway
33 Posted 05/07/2017 at 19:43:44
Phil Walling 21. And I had a posting blue pencilled for referring to you as "Eeyore"!!
Ray Roche
34 Posted 05/07/2017 at 19:44:26
Tom Bowers (#16) and Brian Wilkinson (#17),

My favourite was Johnny Morrissey, one of my all time greats. Loved watching him play and he wouldn't be messed about with by any defender.

I hope Sheeds has just decided that the golf course offers a better future for him and, as others have said, it's not illness related. Wonderful player, decent man.

Jay Harris
35 Posted 05/07/2017 at 19:48:42
Yeah, I liked Johnny Morrissey too Ray, never went missing especially against the other lot and he sure could handle himself.

His father had a grocers shop in Brownlow Hill near the bullring and if memory serves me right Johnny took the rap for handling a batch of stolen cigarettes.

Harry Wallace
36 Posted 05/07/2017 at 19:49:32
Sad news. Hope he left on good terms. Deserved a lot of respect for his dedication to the club.
Des Farren
37 Posted 05/07/2017 at 19:49:33
This sucks. If he retired, due to ill health, or whatever reason why not say so. That the club has issued no explanation is not satisfactory.
Ray Roche
38 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:00:31
Yes Jay, the ciggies business was big news back in the day...but what a player. Ask Jackie Charlton!
Mike Gaynes
39 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:02:04
Des, he is entitled to his privacy. If he wants to make a statement, or have the club do so, it will happen. If he prefers not to the share the reason publicly, that's his right.
Colin Glassar
40 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:11:05
Didn't Hibbo say the club has changed? Now I don't know what's gone on with Sheeds but if the men in suits weren't happy with him then I wouldn't be surprised if they gave him the boot. Sentimental old Everton is over, kaput, finito etc get used to it!
Ray Roche
41 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:20:35
Colin, as Mike says, let's wait until there is some sort of official statement eh? Yes, the club has changed, and for the better, there is no suggestion that the men in suits (I've got a suit, does it include me?) have given anyone the boot. Let's hope it's nothing sinister in any form.
Dave Abrahams
42 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:22:28
Kevin Sheedy pure class a pleasure to watch him, the day he scored the twice taken free kick was a very sad day, I think it was the day Harry Catterick died at. Goodison Park.

Regarding Johnny Morrissey, whatever he was charged with, he walked out of the court having been found not guilty.

Des Farren
43 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:24:57
Mike, I understand what you are saying. However, I feel that with a personality such as Sheedy, his record with Everton,that some explanation should be forthcoming.

It is not a private matter and the lack of any reason for his departure after such a long association with the club is disconcerting and does not sit well with me.

Jim Lloyd
44 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:29:08
Mike (7)

What a way to get yourself doomed! :) You got yourself hooked at a great time. With any decent looks from the Gods, we are about to start on another, perhaps even greater, time!

Jim Lloyd
45 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:33:02
ps: I think we should just hang fire a bit on judging why Sheeds left. Certainly, I've not had much time for BB in the past but one thing I would have thought he'd do, is mark the leaving of one of the Great Evertonians with a fond farewell; and he may well do yet... he better had!!!
Brian Williams
46 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:34:28
Course it's a private matter, if he wants it to be ffs.
Christy Ring
47 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:37:52
Sheeds a legend. I hope he left on his own accord, and on good terms. If the club let him go, I'd be absolutely livid. His coaching and style with the U18s, first class.

In my all time Everton team to grace the Goodison turf. The two freekicks against Ipswich, into opposite corners, were unreal,, and back then the football was a lot heavier, especially on a wet pitch, to clear the wall, was remarkable. Nothing like the ball Beckham used.

Ian Burns
48 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:52:48
Good news week spoilt by this not such good news.

As others have said, a wonderful left foot; a wonderful footballer, mysterious way in which this news has leaked out.

No matter what; why or wherefore I join the majority on this thread in wishing him nothing but the best for the future.

Ray Atherton
49 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:54:05
Jay (#35)

The rumours going around then was that Everton had signed two wingers:

Benson and Hedges.

Tony Hill
50 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:55:13
What a joy he was to watch and what service he has given to our club. He will always be one of ours, of course.
Kev Johnson
51 Posted 05/07/2017 at 20:59:23
Very sad day for me as well. I absolutely adored Sheedy. I was blessed to see and attend all those classic games in the 80s.

For me personally, the guy is in the top 10 of Goodison greats. Legend.

Ray Roche
52 Posted 05/07/2017 at 21:00:58
Dave (#42),

Thanks for clarifying the ciggies thing, Dave. I had forgotten the outcome of the case. Along with Tommy Ring and Stevens, probably my favourite winger. For any team.

Peter Mills
53 Posted 05/07/2017 at 21:06:16
Tony #12. That moment was, for me, the best in over 50 years of following Everton. A great day in Rotterdam (the first time I had been on a plane!), a comfortable 2-0 lead, then suddenly Rapid (Krankl?) scored out of nothing. We were in for a jittery last few minutes.

No chance. Straight from the kick, the ball is at Sheedy's left foot in the area, and he clips it superbly into the roof of the net. It brings tears to my eyes remembering it, I have a photo autographed by Kevin of that moment on my office/study wall, I was only showing it to my 2-year-old grandson yesterday!

Dave Abrahams
54 Posted 05/07/2017 at 21:23:24
Ray (#52), yes Johnny Morrissey, Tommy Ring and Kevin Sheedy – weren't we lucky to see three great wingers and all with different styles. It would be impossible to pick the best out of those three.
Mike Gaynes
55 Posted 05/07/2017 at 21:34:02
Des (#43), it's "disconcerting and does not sit well with me" also... but for a different reason.

I hope to hell it's not a private matter, that there's a perfectly open and disclosable reason for a 57-year-old man to suddenly leave a job he loves. Even if the reason is that the "men in suits" kicked him out.

Just as long as it's not something else.

Martin Reppion
56 Posted 05/07/2017 at 21:47:34
Whatever the reasons behind his leaving, any of us lucky enough to have been around when he was at his peak will have a load of memories. He gets the left midfield role in most all time 11s.

For me the best Sheedy day was against Sheffield Wednesday. He hammered a left foot volley in for his first goal. then from the same spot awhile later the ball fell on his swinger. He steered the volley with his erstwhile never used right foot into the goal.

In a post match interview Ron Atkinson was fulsome in praise of both goals. I've seldom heard a beaten manager speak so highly of an opponent, although bemoaning his team's luck that Sheeds chose that day to unleash his right foot.
Tom Cuffe
57 Posted 05/07/2017 at 22:01:05
What a servant to the club, and joy to watch, I wish him the best of luck in what ever he chooses to do.
John Crawley
58 Posted 05/07/2017 at 22:02:27
I was told last week that he'd been sacked and was very unhappy about it. Sheedy isn't likely to go public with it as he's a class act.
Jay Harris
59 Posted 05/07/2017 at 22:11:42
Sorry to hijack the Sheeds thread but are you sure he was found not guilty, Dave? I thought he got a smack on the wrist.

Anyway back to wingers and nostalgia, we should include the great Shirley Temple and Alex "Chico" Scott. Great memories.

Jeff Armstrong
60 Posted 05/07/2017 at 22:20:24
So that's Peter Vint, Dave Adams and now Sheeds all recently leaving coaching roles at Finch Farm. Apparently Unsy is winding up the rest of the coaches, trying to be Billy big bollocks!
Ray Roche
61 Posted 05/07/2017 at 22:47:44
Jeff, where did you hear that?
Peter Laing
62 Posted 05/07/2017 at 22:54:51
Who could forget Sheeds flicking the V-sign to the RedShite – for me up there with Dixie bowing to the Kop when he put them to the sword.

Probably my all-time favourite Everton player – growing up in Liverpool as a kid of 11 years old in 1985, he was my idol!

Alexander Murphy
63 Posted 05/07/2017 at 22:56:19
Kevin Sheedy beloved of the Everton horde.

The man who's very name was a Masai War Chant (BBC commentary).

As many goals scored as "The Red Haired Dynamo", Alan Ball. One foot so sublime that he didn't need two.

It has been our pleasure, our privilege. Deeply wish that you were not departing. Whatever you do, nothing can tarnish the sheer magnificence.

The twice taken free kick, slotted!
The aerial flip and volley, slotted!
The Elland Rd corner, rebounded and slotted!

Kevin Sheedy true Everton Legend!

Rob Dolby
64 Posted 05/07/2017 at 23:00:34
The word 'legend' gets over used a lot in football these days but Sheeds is a blue legend. I wish him all the best and hope he stays within the game developing young talent.

Shame that he has walked away from the job and club that he has served so well for years.

Derek Knox
65 Posted 05/07/2017 at 23:25:44
Sorry to hear that a legend, who has been with us for so long, both as a player, and a very underrated coach, has decided to leave us.

Why do people read so much into this, that probably, does not exist?

I think having survived a cancer scare, he probably thinks, now, is the time to retire, and enjoy my life, away from football.

He will not be signing on tomorrow!

John Crawley
66 Posted 05/07/2017 at 23:35:29
Jeff, I'd also heard some negative comments about Unsworth and what was going on in the Academy.
Kieran Kinsella
67 Posted 06/07/2017 at 00:16:53
Let's be pragmatic here and separate emotion from business and the player from the coach.

Sheedy; wonderful player, top man. On the other hand, the game has changed a lot in recent years. It's much more scientific and it's big business. It's not enough to run an academy as a Boy Scouts troop with a bunch of happy losers in the hope that once in a while someone will hit the big time. I'm not saying that as a criticism of Sheedy – I'm explaining the culture 20 years ago versus now.

It's possible that Sheedy is seen as yesterday's man. The father figure type coach doing his best to help each kid grow as a player and a man. It's possible that Moshiri doesn't give a shit about helping a 17-year-old forge a career at Brentford and he wants a more ruthless culture at the club with the sole focus being on producing Everton players.

I've read Sheedy interviews before where he said his focus was on trying to get as many kids as possible to have a professional career – wherever that may be. I also remember him complaining about Moyes not caring about the U18s. So I think maybe we have a clash of cultures here.

Unsworth has money to burn and is expected to produce top talent with the U23 while Sheedy is saying "Hey, give this kid a chance maybe he won't make Everton first team but he could be a lower level pro."

If that is the case I think it's sad. I feel sorry for the man and wish him well. But that's the way of the world.

John Crawley
68 Posted 06/07/2017 at 08:45:56
Kieran, Sheedy's job is to develop young players in his charge to their full potential. He's done an excellent job of that & doesn't deserve to be sacked. All this stuff about yesterday's man is frankly embarrassing.
Barry Pearce
69 Posted 06/07/2017 at 09:23:32
Hope like others have said, that he parted on his own terms.

Everton legend.

Peter Gorman
70 Posted 06/07/2017 at 10:10:58
Kieran and others, I think we are reading way too much into this in the absence of an official statement.

How can 'Moshiri' suddenly be demanding a more ruthless academy structure when it is arguably the best academy in the country as proven by representation at youth international level and our own first team? 'To help each kid grow as a player and a man' is practically the academy ethos, not in the least exclusive to Sheedy. And Moshiri is supposedly tearing it all up when it is one of the few things old Bill had to woo him with in the first place?

How can you think Unsy has all the attention and money for the U23s whilst Sheedy had nowt for the U18s? Where do you think the vast majority of the U23s come from? That is how academies function.

Ed Fitzgerald
71 Posted 06/07/2017 at 10:21:35
The club should issue some kind of statement if they want to avoid speculation about the nature of Sheedy's departure. It wouldn't surprise me if was treated shabbily by the current regime.

He has dedicated many years to developing young players at Everton and should be thanked fulsomely by the club for his services. He is a true Everton legend, a wonderful footballer whose sustained contribution to Everton in the 1980s is on a par with Southall. I loved watching him play and loved him even more when he flicked the Vs to the Kop.

I hope he enjoys a happy and healthy retirement.

David Graves
72 Posted 06/07/2017 at 10:48:34
I'm sure that Sheedy will have departed having signed a compromise agreement so we will never now the reason/s why he has left.

Any statement from the club will reference his commitment to the club, professionalism etc and how we wish him well for the future. Any statement from Sheedy will mention how much he has enjoyed his time at the club but it is time to move on etc.

Talk about "men in suits" and a change in culture is way too much conjecture.

Alexander Murphy
73 Posted 06/07/2017 at 11:04:46
Not at all interested in this speculative nonsense.

Trevor Steven on one wing and Sheeds on the other!

How much would we gratefully shell out today for that pair? £150M?

One floated across Gods' Acre and could leave an opponent begging for the final whistle from ten minutes.

The other only ever wore the one pair of crystal clean white shorts throughout his entire career. He could flip a game (at will) neatly & completely upon its head. He could turn a crowded house from scratching their heads into a seething mass of true blue belief.

Kevin Sheedy, Legendary Left Foot, Wizard.

John Newman
74 Posted 06/07/2017 at 11:09:55
I was born in 1980 so I didn't get to see Sheedy play, but I am well aware as an Evertonian of how good he was. He's dedicated a large part of his life to our club and, for that alone, "Nice one, Kev" and good luck in whatever you go and do. COYB!!!
Mike Allen
75 Posted 06/07/2017 at 11:14:04
I just watched some games in the Sheedy era on YouTube; how the coaching methods have changed...

Players from 1 to 11 attacking the ball (you where allowed to put a challenge in back then), everything on the front foot, weighted passes, passes into space for players to run onto, players reading the game and reacting to situations defending or attacking.

I don't think players are allowed to think for themselves in today's game. Coaches with reams of paper or laptops... everything is premeditated. Perhaps Kevin's methods is old school and doesn't fit in. I hope he is staying in the game

David Graves
76 Posted 06/07/2017 at 11:22:33
John (#68) – there is no suggestion anywhere that he has been sacked so you're jumping the gun here.

And regards your gossip about negative goings on with the Under-23s I have a direct source telling me that Unsworth does have a reputation for doing things differently compared to some other clubs.

But what I have been told is that it is all about producing winners and mentally tough and professional players. I would suggest that the success of his team and the potential of the players he is bringing through suggests that it is far from negative.

Colin Malone
77 Posted 06/07/2017 at 12:28:30
Kieran. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Our scientific Under-23 coach, David Unsworth, got all the plaudits for Kevin Sheedy's hard work. Great coach, will be missed.
Dennis Ng
78 Posted 06/07/2017 at 14:05:25
I wish him well and hope that this is not a reversal of the magnificent work happening at Finch Farm.
Dave Abrahams
79 Posted 06/07/2017 at 14:22:32
Jay (#59) there were a few people up in court over that case, not sure how many but Laurie Hughes, former Liverpool player was one of them; he went down for three years. Johnny Morrissey's case was whittled down to something frivolous and he walked out of the court a free man.
Tony Abrahams
80 Posted 06/07/2017 at 14:54:50
Just started reading the rest of this thread after speaking to someone in the know, and he's saying the same thing as a few on here, about many of the old school not being happy with this decision?

I'm hearing that Koeman, has separated the squads and Unsy, who I always thought was alright, must have let last years title win go to his head. Don't think there is anything wrong with having a winning mentality, especially for someone like Sheedy, who's actions always spoke more than words.

Might have been getting told a load of shite, and will find out one way of another soon enough, because if people get sacked, they usually get replaced by someone else, who could be An old mate perhaps?

Peter (#53), google the highlights and watch Sharp, bring it down and put it on a plate for Sheedy, get yer 2-year-old grandson to watch it with you, mate!

Mike Gaynes
81 Posted 06/07/2017 at 14:59:43
David (#72), true that there's no official suggestion that Sheedy has been sacked, but it's a more likely scenario than him departing voluntarily.

Remember, neither he nor Unsworth were hired by Koeman. Whether it be in business, politics or sports, holdovers from previous administrations do tend to be replaced eventually.

John Crawley
82 Posted 06/07/2017 at 18:34:46
David 76 I'm not jumping the gun. I was told a week before this came out that he was sacked and that he was very unhappy about it.
Jay Harris
83 Posted 06/07/2017 at 18:40:39
Dave, I stand corrected but either way he was a great Evertonian.

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