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Ted Surely Was Good for Everton

Tony  Onslow
Ted Shaw had a successful amateur career with Great Marlow in Buckinghamshire but he turned out for Everton as a guest player in a couple of pre-season matches in 1891 and might have been good enough to join them full-time that year
27/02/2021

John Dewar

Tony  Onslow
The Scot played briefly for Everton in 1892 just as Goodison Park was being opened.
13/02/2021

'Music Was My Heartbeat'

Becky Tallentire
The latest installment of Real Footballers' Wives features Ann West, wife of one of Everton's most popular ever players, goalkeeping star Gordon West.
08/02/2021

The Stanley Park Three

Tony Onslow
Thomas Marriott, Richard Morris and John Pickering played together at Everton in the 1880s
29/01/2021

Harold Hardman – An Everton and Manchester United Hero

Rob Sawyer
An enterprising winger in the early years of the 20th Century and a key part of Everton's first FA Cup-winning team, Harold Hardman helped steer Man Utd to greatness nearly 50 years later
14/01/2021

Edward Turner – The Carpenter from Lancaster

Tony Onslow
Discovered in Kendal, Turner made two Football League appearances for Everton at the end of the 19th Century before joining Portsmouth
05/01/2021

George Sharples Remembered

Rob Sawyer
George Sharples, who passed away on 14 December 2020, aged 77, had been one of nine surviving players to have played a part in Everton’s title-winning season of 1962-63
28/12/2020

“Nothing Really Daunted Us”

Becky Tallentire
This chapter from Becky Tallentire's 2004 book featuring the stories of the women behind some of Everton's greatest ever players features Carole Dobson, wife of 1970s favourite Martin
15/12/2020

Goodison Park, a Greyhound Stadium and Walton Hall Park

Rob Sawyer
This December marks a centenary of one of the most significant football matches played at Goodison Park – but it did not involve Everton FC.
11/12/2020

David Henry Williams – A Lad From Shropshire

Tony Onslow
He was to play a major role in the development of Everton Football Club before they established a permanent home at Anfield.
08/12/2020

James Morris – A Shropshire Lad

Tony Onslow
The Trefonen-born player represented Everton during the inaugural Football League season in 1888
18/11/2020

‘Tosh’ – The Tommy Johnson Story

Rob Sawyer
Tommy Johnson's most memorable goalscoring feat may have come as a Manchester City player at Goodison Park but he would go on to help Everton back into the top flight in 1931 and lift both the title and FA Cup in successive years
16/11/2020

William Wilson – The Last of the Originals

Tony Onslow
At the time of his death, Billy Wilson was the last surviving member of the Everton team that had taken part in the first season of the Football League
14/11/2020

Walter Brown, the Kirkcudbrightshire Blue

Tony Onslow
Another of the Scots who played for Everton in the inaugural 1888-98 season, although he is believed to arrived on Merseyside with no knowledge whatsoever of the association game
03/11/2020

Tricky Dick Forshaw: From Goal King to Outlaw

Jamie Yates
The only player thus far to win the League title with both Everton and Liverpool, the inside forward scored a hatful of goals before making a surprise move across Stanley Park. Quite the character, he fell into a life of crime after his career ended.
30/10/2020

Lewis the Fire Bobby

Tony Onslow
Bangor-born and a regular Wales international, Billy Lewis joined Everton for their inaugural Football League season in 1888 but his time with the club was short-lived
29/10/2020

Richard Williams – An Everton Goalkeeper

Tony Onslow
The Bromborough Pool-born player played over 70 times for Everton after joining them when they were reigning Football League Champions in 1881
12/10/2020

The Finnis Family – An Enduring Everton Love Affair

Rob Sawyer
Harold Finnis is one of 90 players, to date, to make a solitary first team appearance for the Blues in peacetime football.
09/10/2020

Eddie Wainwright – A Bright Light in Dark Days

Rob Sawyer
The immediate post-war era for Everton was one of austerity which made it hard for local youngsters to through the ranks to develop to near their full potential. Eddie Wainwright was, perhaps the sole exception.
28/09/2020

A Knight of the Round Table at Inside-Left?

Jamie Yates
Did you know that Everton once employed a player with the Christian name of a mythical legend?
21/09/2020

The Short Life of an Everton Blue

Tony Onslow
Isaac Roberts would play just once for Everton in February 1889
29/08/2020

“Van Den Hauwe – One Last Throw Of The Dice…”

Pete Jones
Without the benefit of the visual image, the unique medium of radio means that live football commentary comes to life in an entirely different way than television. Pete Jones recalls some of his most memorable moments experienced that way
13/08/2020

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