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Photos from the day the Toffees clinched the 1962-63 League title capture a 10 year-old boy, resplendent in Everton replica kit, sharing the moment with his heroes. The boy was John Murray – mascot to the champions. Rob Sawyer caught up with John and his family to revisit those halcyon days and discuss the family’s gilt-edged Bluenose credentials.
Continuing with the theme that football was indeed alive and kicking before the TV companies hijacked it, Jon MacFarlane capture some of the highlights since he first visited Goodison Park in 1948 as a 10-year-old schoolboy.
In one of the monochrome mementos that I post to Twitter once in a while, Roy Vernon stands in the tunnel at West Ham alongside a young lad with a beaming smile. Some of these youngsters look overwhelmed and some are painfully shy but this one looked like it was the job he was born to do. This is the story of Everton’s first ‘boy mascot’, John Murray.
Robert reviews Everton's faltering progress since the day they survived a huge relegation scare in 1994.
The least celebrated of the nine Football League titles won by Everton was that in 1914/15 which was a disservice to the likes of Tom Fern who amassed over 200 outings for the Toffees despite the five-year interruption caused by the war
Two Scots who had brief a association with Everton in 1901-02 before moving on to Grimsby Town
Signed as an amateur playing for Sittingbourne, Birnie would make three Football League appearances for Everton in 1905 before returning to the southeast and then finishing his career with Bury
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
The Scot played briefly for Everton in 1892 just as Goodison Park was being opened.
The latest installment of Real Footballers' Wives features Ann West, wife of one of Everton's most popular ever players, goalkeeping star Gordon West.
Thomas Marriott, Richard Morris and John Pickering played together at Everton in the 1880s
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
Discovered in Kendal, Turner made two Football League appearances for Everton at the end of the 19th Century before joining Portsmouth
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
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
This December marks a centenary of one of the most significant football matches played at Goodison Park – but it did not involve Everton FC.
He was to play a major role in the development of Everton Football Club before they established a permanent home at Anfield.
The Trefonen-born player represented Everton during the inaugural Football League season in 1888
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
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
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
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.
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
The Bromborough Pool-born player played over 70 times for Everton after joining them when they were reigning Football League Champions in 1881
Harold Finnis is one of 90 players, to date, to make a solitary first team appearance for the Blues in peacetime football.
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.
Did you know that Everton once employed a player with the Christian name of a mythical legend?
Isaac Roberts would play just once for Everton in February 1889
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
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