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1 Posted 15/06/2019 at 22:53:25
This was following both managers being interviewed the night before. Graham Taylor said something along the lines of “We are looking forward to the day out at Wembley”. Howard said “We are going there to win it”.
2 Posted 16/06/2019 at 05:44:10
I saw Freddie at the '95 final.
Pete, I'm in Crosby in July I';; send an email.
3 Posted 17/06/2019 at 05:14:09
He pulled up near the traffic lights in a Rolls-Royce and quick as a flash a scouser said "Got any spares, Freddie?" He laughed and said "Sorry, I haven't."
4 Posted 17/06/2019 at 10:02:29
5 Posted 17/06/2019 at 11:30:58
6 Posted 17/06/2019 at 12:22:22
I remember him taking the piss out of Andy Gray, because they looked alike.
Funny fella, pity his last days were abroad due to allegations against him.
7 Posted 17/06/2019 at 12:29:11
However Paul Ferry's comment (#2 above) reminds me that the real decline in interest started when BBC and ITV dropped their full day coverage of the final – which seemed to start at about 08:00 in the morning with "Breakfast with the teams" and include Cup Final editions of Question of Sport and It's A Knockout (the latter presented of course by former family favourite Stuart Hall). It was always a big day whoever you supported.
No recollection of Freddie Starr as a blue – in those days, it was usually Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart who was rolled out when a 'celebrity Evertonian' was required. I think he even took to the field in Mick Lyons's testimonial.
8 Posted 17/06/2019 at 13:12:13
9 Posted 17/06/2019 at 13:51:27
I think you are right about Ed Stewart, although interestingly he wasn't from Merseyside but from Devon (died in 2016 I believe) – he supported Everton because (allegedly) he felt sorry for them when they were beaten 6-0 by Chelsea in a game in 1949!!!
10 Posted 17/06/2019 at 15:01:53
11 Posted 17/06/2019 at 17:30:09
A very small crowd so you could hear what people in the crowd were saying. Starr made a very funny remark which reached the referees ears and you could see the ref convulsed with laughter. That was all the encouragement Starr needed and the rest of the game became a sideshow as Starr performed for the Main Stand.
He was hilarious and made the day worthwhile despite a dire performance (Howard Kendall apart) from the poorest Everton team I have ever seen.
12 Posted 17/06/2019 at 19:50:21
Teams could choose four different routes to goal. Route Four entailed getting a shot off on goal with four easier questions. Route One, one single hard question. If my memory serves me right, Ed Stewart and Brian Labone were the 'brains' of Everton's four-man team, getting us to the final one year.
Talking of Everton celebs, me and the missus 'binge viewed' the second series of 'Killing Eve' over the weekend. Any other fans out there?
I was delighted to learn that the SUPERB Jodie Comer who plays the psychopathic Russian assassin Villanelle hails from Liverpool and that her dad is a sports massage therapist at Everton! Should make her a Blue rather than a (commie) red!
Anyone on here know her father? Apparently, on winning the BAFTA best actress award for her role, her parents took the trophy back to Liverpool with them and did a pub crawl with it to show it off!
Only 26, Jodie has a great career in front of her. Outstanding talent.
13 Posted 17/06/2019 at 20:34:53
No, telly really was funnier 30+ years ago:
Love thy Neighbour
Til death do us part
Jim Davidson in his pomp
Er... I'll get me coat
14 Posted 17/06/2019 at 20:36:45
Yes, she mentions all this when she was a guest on the Seth Myers chatshow in the US.
You should be able to get it on YouTube.
15 Posted 17/06/2019 at 20:57:47
No die is a 100% Blue. Her dad Jimmy would have it no different.
Her dad and mum Donna are 100% ordinary scourers. Beautiful people both of them.
No mean player Jimmy as a young man controlling the midfield around the Sunday leagues. Netherley Legion or Reigate if I remember rightly.
17 Posted 17/06/2019 at 21:05:33
Very Freudian how Jodie became 'No die', given her role in 'Killing Eve'.
Reassuring to learn she's been raised 'proper like'. I followed up Stephen's suggestion and found the Seth Myers interview. She does indeed reference Everton and even says 'go the game' like a true Blue.
She's rapidly becoming my favourite actress like - EVER!
18 Posted 17/06/2019 at 21:17:37
Peculiary predictive indeed 😀
Her dad is a died-in-the-wool one million percent Evertonian.
Loves and buys into the club thoroughly.
19 Posted 17/06/2019 at 21:34:13
Does dad work at Finch Farm itself in his job as a sports massage therapist?
20 Posted 17/06/2019 at 21:36:33
21 Posted 17/06/2019 at 21:51:44
I saw him and Russ Abbot appear on stage together at the Shakespeare and just did a lot of crazy stuff ad-libbing each other. The best night I ever had.
A sad loss to us all... Anyone remember that night on Parky with Ali?
22 Posted 17/06/2019 at 21:57:51
A really good man, Jimmy. He is the massuer for the players.
23 Posted 17/06/2019 at 22:16:49
We've all gotta make a living, I suppose!
24 Posted 17/06/2019 at 22:19:37
25 Posted 17/06/2019 at 22:31:23
They must be hugely proud parents. I read their son also works in footy at Huddersfield, is that right?
26 Posted 17/06/2019 at 22:34:33
27 Posted 18/06/2019 at 02:43:50
28 Posted 18/06/2019 at 09:01:41
29 Posted 18/06/2019 at 16:46:52
But seriously, just to amplify what Rob and John G Davies say: Jimmy is one of the nicest blokes you could ever meet, a true Evertonian, and at the age of 14 -16 one of the best players of his age in the city. Netherley was blessed with many fine young footballers and it was my privilege to have taken charge of a number of teams over my decade there and, I could be wrong here but I think Jimmy took some bad injuries playing in the Sunday League at quite an early age which put paid to any possibility of him playing at the much higher levels of which he had been capable.
I was delighted to meet up again years later with Jimmy when I turned up at Goodison as Chief Steward and a cheerful voice piped up, "Oi what are you doing here, Sir?" The very decent youngster became a fine man, and his daughter, Jodie, is a credit to her Mum and Dad, to her city and to our team!
30 Posted 18/06/2019 at 17:16:30
Thanks for sharing that.
Obviously you schooled him well, judging by how all the family turned out!
31 Posted 24/06/2019 at 14:32:29
BTW 312 Jay - nothing wrong with being a commie!
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