Next year with be the 20th anniversary of my first book, Talking Blue; a ground-breaking format conceived when the ‘world wide web’ was still in its infancy. It was hatched when Everton FC were sponsored by One2One and their advertising campaign was along the lines of; ‘If you could have a One2One with …….. what would you ask them?’

The incredible recall of the members of Bluenose and Evertonia (as they were known then) mailing lists was utilised to ask our former players their specific and occasionally left-field questions.

The concept was unique and has been much imitated since, but we started it and as many of those legends are no longer with us, I’m forever grateful that we got to record their stories. I wrote a follow up, Still Talking Blue in 2001.

Fast forward 20 years and several books, and by popular demand, I’m going to write a third edition which will include those who slipped through the net.

I have a wish list of former players, some have already confirmed and others I haven’t contacted yet, but I have them in the crosshairs

If you would like to submit questions, then you’re welcome to join in. If your question is used, you will also need to submit a short pen pic of yourself stating your Everton credentials (I have examples I can show you from the previous books).

So far, I have confirmed interviews with:

Joe Royle

Gordon Lee

Derek Temple

Tony Kay

John Hurst

Pat van den Hauwe

So if you would like to be part of TB3 and have a question to ask any of the above gentlemen, then email it to me at and put their name in the header of your post so I can sort them easily.

If you don’t have a copy of Talking Blue or Still Talking Blue, they’re out of print now but I have copies here or you can occasionally pick them up on eBay or Amazon.

Let’s get this show on the road.

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