Everton have unveiled the first new kit for next season by giving supporters their first look at the 2021-21 away kit.
The primary change kit evokes the famous "Black Watch" outfits that the team wore in the 1881-82 season and is available to pre-order online or in store from today (Friday 21 May).
The black shirt with a burnt orange sash and accompanying black shorts and black socks will be on sale in store, as well as online at evertondirect.com, from Friday 4 June, and will be worn by the First Team for Sunday's final Premier League fixture of the season away at Manchester City.
The first wave of the 2021-22 training range is also available to pre-order now, ahead of release online and in-store on Friday 4 June.
The new away kit up close
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1 Posted 21/05/2021 at 08:29:51
2 Posted 21/05/2021 at 08:32:43
3 Posted 21/05/2021 at 08:32:43
"Burnt orange" – apparently.
4 Posted 21/05/2021 at 08:32:53
5 Posted 21/05/2021 at 08:48:57
6 Posted 21/05/2021 at 08:58:09
Salmon / burnt orange and history I'm good with.
It just looked very red at first glance but I've since seen other shots so I'm calm.
7 Posted 21/05/2021 at 08:58:49
Looks good, but not on dudes in their 50s. Only joking, Bobby, Im sure youll do it justice.
8 Posted 21/05/2021 at 08:59:24
9 Posted 21/05/2021 at 09:29:31
10 Posted 21/05/2021 at 09:35:51
11 Posted 21/05/2021 at 09:44:01
12 Posted 21/05/2021 at 09:44:35
Let's not go there Evertonians. Liverpool is a city that was ahead of its time in comparison to Glasgow and Belfast in ignoring the sectarian divide. Yes we had / have banter but really we embraced both Paddys Day and the 12th in terms of a good day out.
I am a Roman Catholic from a second generation Liverpool Irish family on my Dad's side. My maternal Grandfather was a Protestant from the Antrim Road in Belfast who watched Everton regularly from the Upper Bullens. My Grandmother from Glasgow. both who moved to Liverpool and settled in Speke. after the war.
We've always been a city of diversity, not one of division despite our cultural links, which are very important to me personally.
13 Posted 21/05/2021 at 09:53:24
Anyone using religion as a stick to hit each other with is living in a different time. Our city doesn't do that in general.
Good socialist background to our city. Staunch people who mainly support each other. Long may that continue.
14 Posted 21/05/2021 at 09:59:48
With reference to the Black Watch and I know this would be a total PR stunt, but we've done bagpipes before at Goodison! Get the Black Watch / Royal Scots to pipe us out. Especially if it's in recognition of a significant anniversary as Rob Halligan points out.
I know there's isn't a direct lineage to the Scottish Battalions but there was a Liverpool Scottish Regiment that fought valiantly in World War 1. They were aligned to the Kings.
Apologies, going off on a tangent!!
15 Posted 21/05/2021 at 10:13:15
I suggest they change it to a white shirt with a blue sash – after all, our team colours are blue and white, not black and orange... maybe give it to Blackpool.
16 Posted 21/05/2021 at 10:23:44
I cant believe some posters are making any reference to religion and inferring that some Catholics may be offended by the colour being orange. Our ‘Irish support only really emerged after the Second World War when a lot of Irish players played for us and, lets be honest, loads more Irish footie fans follow Man Utd and Liverpool than us.
I was born and raised a Catholic myself but follow Everton FC founded by Methodists – What the fuck does it matter as most people dont have any religion at all.
When we move to Bramley-Moore Dock, we should perhaps adopt a new badge which incorporates an image of the Liver buildings with both liver birds (we do own half of the building after all) – hopefully that wouldnt offend any religion but might upset the kopites – a lot!
17 Posted 21/05/2021 at 10:55:19
We wore a red sash 11 years before Liverpool FC was invented, so there was no emotive issue back then.
Burnt Orange is just fine, from any perspective and looks very nice too.
18 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:06:30
The 1881 kit included a crimson sash.
19 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:08:39
I don't like the sash, it ruined Southampton's kit and I only hope its a one-off and we do not keep it for next seasons other kits.
I know there's a few South American teams that have a sash set so I'm wondering as well as the Black Watch nickname, is it to help influence our next few South Americans signings?
But I really don't like it and will not be spending my (or Santa's) good money on something so ugly.
Hummel have Plummeled!
20 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:20:49
21 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:24:09
22 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:25:01
23 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:30:48
Aside from that, I'm happy with it.
24 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:31:33
On 20 June 1909 Liverpool experienced its worst outbreak of sectarian trouble when Catholics and Protestants violently clashed in the streets.
A proposed march from a local Catholic church ended in riots with police when members of the Protestant community tried to block the route.
The sectarian violence led to the city being dubbed the 'Belfast of England'.
The trouble, in Juvenal Street near Scotland Road, led to several days of trouble across the city.
25 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:31:55
26 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:40:26
Someone posted that their Everton mad uncle wouldnt eat tomatoes because they were red. I wouldnt necessarily go that far but Im on the spectrum.
Other than that I like a nice all blacks-esque kit , the refs may even be lenient to us when we are wearing it
29 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:45:45
Someone please tell me that stripe is not red.
30 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:53:06
A bit optimistic of Everton Direct where they allow the name printing of Delph and King. Cant see there being many takers on those options!
33 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:58:03
But its not sectarian now as far as Im aware, and hasnt been for many years. Unlike other cities as recent events in Glasgow show, and in Belfast.
36 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:59:13
37 Posted 21/05/2021 at 11:59:36
39 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:03:33
I'm a non-practicing Catholic from a mixed economy and Presbyterian background. I've had family shot and killed by those aspiring to different cultures and religions. My old man and his family from Northern Ireland were interned at His Majesty's Pleasure during WW2 for being Roman Catholic and a nationalist. But none of that matters now.
With Everton, all that matters is winning with entertaining football. All the rest is bullshit. As Michael says, look around at what is happening in the Middle East.
40 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:04:20
The kit is okay – nothing special, not the worst or the best. Agree that £60 is way over the top. I'm assuming that there will be new 1st and 3rd kits as well.
42 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:09:09
43 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:10:03
It's a simple question lads. I like it, a bit Crystal Palace but one of the better designs of recent years.
46 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:13:58
47 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:15:06
But that was our life time. If Everton were doing this 140 years ago we were setting the trend??
53 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:29:03
54 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:29:24
I think reflecting on this last season, a Miss Goal would be more Accurate! :-)
57 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:34:05
58 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:34:31
Saying that, I don't think that's a good picture. I've seen others where it's lighter and definitely salmon pink.
60 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:48:22
61 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:50:57
I've been crying out for a 'Black Watch' kit for years and finally they've done it! Brilliant kit, and I love how all the dumb RS are all over Twitter going on about the 'red' sash. Not one of them has a clue this was our kit before they even existed!
63 Posted 21/05/2021 at 12:55:53
I dont know how to link using an iPad but if anyone has the skill please feel free. Its very interesting
64 Posted 21/05/2021 at 13:00:35
This should be a 3rd kit at best but we should be going nowhere near any shade of red! Who makes these decisions?!
69 Posted 21/05/2021 at 13:16:53
Home Kits at Everton Results website
70 Posted 21/05/2021 at 13:21:29
The kit is growing on me. I just hope it's not as red as the photos make out!
72 Posted 21/05/2021 at 13:25:43
The likes of away games at Tottenham, Palace, Leeds and many others, why can't we wear the home kit? There's no clash of colours!
I suspect it is another money-making venture, to bleed even dryer the guy with two or three kids, who all want the home and away kits, poor sod!
74 Posted 21/05/2021 at 13:38:58
I'm with you. I'd rather wear blue unless it's absolutely necessary to change. They used to blame black-&-white TV and say solid colored shirts looked the same. But even in poorer parts of the world surely there aren't many black-&-white TVs that still work? But yeah, money is the real driver here.
76 Posted 21/05/2021 at 13:44:27
Didnt go blue until RS came along!
78 Posted 21/05/2021 at 13:48:23
I really would like for ToffeeWeb to remain a topic for football rather than politics. I find it disappointing that clubs find it necessary to continue the kneeling before games, just another political ploy we have to contend with to keep the BLM – Burn, Loot, Murder brigade – happy.
81 Posted 21/05/2021 at 13:58:19
82 Posted 21/05/2021 at 13:59:18
83 Posted 21/05/2021 at 14:03:25
I'm no expert in the politics of Ireland and I'll leave it to those who have a better grip on the subject. However, the Everton Supporters Club 'Emerald Everton SC Ireland' tweeted the following:
We have had a lot of complaints from our members about the new away shirt. As a club we listen to all our members concerns. Majority of our members will not be purchasing or supporting the sale of this new shirt.
84 Posted 21/05/2021 at 14:10:58
It's because the Black Watch is the nickname of a Scottish regiment that served in Ulster during “The Troubles.” But completely unrelated to Everton of 80 years earlier.
They need to get over it: same name, different era, different context – nothing to do with football or Liverpool as a city.
87 Posted 21/05/2021 at 14:40:23
89 Posted 21/05/2021 at 14:42:33
90 Posted 21/05/2021 at 14:46:10
Anyway, I'm liking the top the more I look at it, just need to filter the red out!
91 Posted 21/05/2021 at 14:47:55
93 Posted 21/05/2021 at 14:51:44
94 Posted 21/05/2021 at 15:07:07
I wouldn't be too against keeping this one for another season but I think those days are gone now, aren't they?
I don't know about anyone else but I'd love to see a return to those continental-looking hooped socks we had in the 1995-96 season (first worn in the FA Cup Final win).
Classy kit, that one.
96 Posted 21/05/2021 at 15:21:40
97 Posted 21/05/2021 at 15:27:05
Back to the kit. It's a nice kit. I like it. I just need to see it looking like a less red stripe!!
99 Posted 21/05/2021 at 15:42:07
100 Posted 21/05/2021 at 15:45:19
101 Posted 21/05/2021 at 15:49:03
Is that the one with the amber trimming to the collar if memory serves me right?
I liked that one too, different from the usual colours but stylish still.
One of my recent faves in terms of away kits, who remember that little cream (or ecru) number we had back in 2010/11?
102 Posted 21/05/2021 at 15:51:57
104 Posted 21/05/2021 at 15:57:33
105 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:00:15
Oh and whilst we're on it, let's just have Surnames -no more of this James, Adama, etc, etc.
106 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:01:48
Not sure which is worse to be honest, looking like a wannabe Orangeman, or looking like a wannabe Gobshite.
I think I'll pass on this one. Anyone planning to buy one, can I suggest not teaming it with a bowler hat and a big drum.
107 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:06:58
That said, it's a hell of a lot better than salmon pink. I hope we never wear that one again.
109 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:09:04
111 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:12:38
Who gives a fuck if is has red/orange/salmon in it? It's a great kit, better than all those awful salmon, or that crappy green thing we wore. I love a kit with an angled stripe, like Palace often wear. Proper old school look about it.
You can link it to anything you like regarding modern day clubs, football or otherwise, the fact remains it's a reproduction of one of our early kits so why Evertonians who are massively obsessed with history don't like it, is beyond me.
Also, religion? Really? How about dinosaurs?
112 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:14:27
I'm for Amber aways kits. Loved this seasons. But amber, not yellow. Remember that mid 90s concoction that had zig zags all over it? Dreadful.
115 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:18:32
116 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:19:32
Then there was the Linekar white bib home kit.
And the One-to-One yellow stripe one that wasn't Royal Blue.
Sorry, the strip talk has made me think of some bad ones we've worn!!
118 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:26:08
I still have that One2One kit. It's a shocker. The sponsorship logo is too stiff and kinda doesn't let the shirt sit right. Proper 90's stinker that one!
120 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:28:40
Forget the shirt, let's not talk about Vinny Samways.
121 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:29:39
123 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:36:13
124 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:40:41
And why oh why must people see half a diagonal line and state that it's a sash? It's exactly as it looks, a diagonal line– not a bloomin' sash!
125 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:42:27
Fair one Kieran.
Lyndon, as always and I don't mean to sound patronising, genuine thanks to you and Michael for allowing the discussion to flow but mediating where appropriate.
This site has been a valuable outlet and god send to me in the past 12 months. Partially due to what we've all experienced but also some personal & family experiences.
Love you all blues. Even those who we occasionally lock horns with.
126 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:42:28
Others saw red, I saw orange, and Hummel are probably delighted because of all the publicity this is generating.
Religion is a touchy subject, but it has played a big part in our city's history, and I don't know how many different kits Everton have played in since the last time they won something, so let's just hope this kit gives us a lot of luck.
127 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:44:08
128 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:48:54
That's Trevor Steven then. Sorted.
129 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:49:40
Starting its life away at City might not be the best introduction! But then again, maybe it will. Stranger things have happened 🤞
I really like this kit. If I had my way, our away kit would be black every season, but that's just me. I love that hummel have produced something bespoke for us rather than one of their templates.
Could it have been salmon pink? Probably, because in certain light, the sash does look red but I'm secure enough in my "Evertonianism" that I can handle it. The striped change kit with the salmon from the 90s looked pretty red as well at times.
130 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:50:18
Hahaha, very good.
131 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:53:02
Do such wingers even exist these days?
132 Posted 21/05/2021 at 16:59:22
133 Posted 21/05/2021 at 17:01:32
A kit that encompasses all the diversity strands would be good. A rainbow sash / bib would do this.
Given we have a women's team too maybe one of our kits should reflect this. Other clubs have had pink shirts, stripes or sashes to support Breast Cancer charities and awareness.
134 Posted 21/05/2021 at 17:11:36
If they can't find each other wearing bright Amber they've got no chance in Camouflage.
135 Posted 21/05/2021 at 17:13:36
136 Posted 21/05/2021 at 17:19:05
137 Posted 21/05/2021 at 17:29:43
138 Posted 21/05/2021 at 17:33:52
If it's called "Covid Amber", they won't know whether to go or stay, attack or defend.
139 Posted 21/05/2021 at 17:35:38
140 Posted 21/05/2021 at 17:40:40
141 Posted 21/05/2021 at 17:51:15
142 Posted 21/05/2021 at 17:59:15
Rank kit BTW.
143 Posted 21/05/2021 at 18:14:02
144 Posted 21/05/2021 at 18:22:15
It was a seminal moment for me as amidst the uproar I heard Joey shout " fucking catholic bastards" and I remember thinking "but Joey - I'm catholic"
Unusual place Liverpool back in the 60s.
Lovely kit btw
145 Posted 21/05/2021 at 18:22:35
I would prefer the cazoo to also be black but l like it in fact lve liked all the kits hummel have done so far
146 Posted 21/05/2021 at 18:23:39
Seems a real marketing gaff this.
I am 32 and we have never wore red in my time and I thought we never would.
As such I won't be buying.
147 Posted 21/05/2021 at 18:38:41
A proud Ulsterman who settled in Liverpool, he didn't care for that. But he adopted and loved Everton.
149 Posted 21/05/2021 at 18:42:51
Btw, if red is ok for Nev the Save in '85 ECWC Final then it's fine by me.
150 Posted 21/05/2021 at 18:48:05
151 Posted 21/05/2021 at 18:50:45
152 Posted 21/05/2021 at 18:57:33
153 Posted 21/05/2021 at 19:08:32
Since the kit is principally black, could it have had a blue/dark blue sash within the kit rules? Is the colour supposed to relate to Cazoo?
154 Posted 21/05/2021 at 19:08:55
Luckily Im not into all this religious stuff, but its a diagonal stripe, not a sash and you play football in it or hang out, not play a tin whistle and match up and down. As per usual there are people everywhere just waiting to be offended. No doubt somebody will write to the Club demanding ‘compensation because its hurt their feelings...
155 Posted 21/05/2021 at 19:09:50
156 Posted 21/05/2021 at 19:27:50
157 Posted 21/05/2021 at 19:48:15
158 Posted 21/05/2021 at 22:53:06
159 Posted 22/05/2021 at 00:54:35
Finally found it today on YouTube, it was called searching for clues Everton.
Most of us over 50,s will have seen it on itv and also in school, when they wheeled the big tv in the classroom.
Well worth a watch about the area of Everton.
Sorry for going off track, but been looking for this for well over 40 years, hope some fellow Blues find it and have as much enjoyment remembering it.
Still undecided about the new top, Sunday will be a good indication of how it looks when worn for the city game.
160 Posted 22/05/2021 at 08:57:55
John Senior, your Midnight Dribblers made me do a Google and guess where it took me? Yes ToffeeWeb!!! Relevant to the strip:
Everton had several kits and nicknames during the first decades. The original blue and white stripes were soon transformed to a mess when the new players wore their old team's shirts. Soon it was decided in the name of uniformity, that the shirts would be colored black, to save expenses! During this time, Everton were nicknamed The Black Watch, after the famous army brigade. When the club moved to Goodison, they played in salmon stripes with blue shorts (this is the origin of the Centenary celebration kit), and later still, ruby shirts with blue trimmings and dark blue shorts. The famous royal blue jerseys with white shorts were first used in 1901-02. This is of course the origin for the nickname "The Blues". In the early days, Everton often trained late into the night, so they were nicknamed "The Moonlight Dribblers", or so it is believed. The scientific style lead to the name "The School of Science". After Everton moved to Goodison, they picked up another nickname, "The Toffees" or "The Toffeemen". There are two versions to explain how this name was adopted: the better known is that, in those days, a Mrs Noblett had a candy store near Goodison called Mother Noblett's Toffee Shop, where she advertised and sold her tasty merchandise on match days. Another reason might be that there was a house called Ye Anciente Everton Toffee House near the Queen's Head hotel. The word "toffee" also referred to Irishmen, of which there was a large population in the Liverpool area at the turn of the century.
When the club moved to Goodison, they played in salmon stripes with blue shorts (this is the origin of the Centenary celebration kit), and later still, ruby shirts with blue trimmings and dark blue shorts.
The famous royal blue jerseys with white shorts were first used in 1901-02. This is of course the origin for the nickname "The Blues". In the early days, Everton often trained late into the night, so they were nicknamed "The Moonlight Dribblers", or so it is believed. The scientific style lead to the name "The School of Science". After Everton moved to Goodison, they picked up another nickname, "The Toffees" or "The Toffeemen".
There are two versions to explain how this name was adopted: the better known is that, in those days, a Mrs Noblett had a candy store near Goodison called Mother Noblett's Toffee Shop, where she advertised and sold her tasty merchandise on match days. Another reason might be that there was a house called Ye Anciente Everton Toffee House near the Queen's Head hotel. The word "toffee" also referred to Irishmen, of which there was a large population in the Liverpool area at the turn of the century.
161 Posted 22/05/2021 at 09:09:35
Anyone else recall that?
162 Posted 22/05/2021 at 10:06:15
On the subject of the controversy or misinterpretation of the colours? I don't believe anyone owns any colour? Certainly not Liverpool FC, an Army regiment, or a marching band.
One thing I don't like though, there is always just one thing – that 'Cazoo' going right through the middle. Without that, it would be flawless.
163 Posted 22/05/2021 at 10:21:18
164 Posted 22/05/2021 at 10:48:13
Maybe we can put in next to the SportPesa Super Cup.
165 Posted 22/05/2021 at 11:17:02
Yes, I'm sure your right, definitely about the kit (not sure of its colour) so that's the ground, the kit, and the badge... friggin scavengers.
166 Posted 22/05/2021 at 11:31:47
Its my understanding that Liverpool played in sky blue, white and navy for four seasons from 1892- 96 before adopting red.
167 Posted 22/05/2021 at 12:59:09
Although it's who's wearing them kits next season I'm more interested in.
168 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:41:31
If unhappy with the issues this has caused, as well as not buying it, contact Everton Fan Services via email: email@example.com, or via their Twitter account, plus contact the Fans Forum.
Sadly if the hierarchy are so out of touch, this feels like the only way us fans might actually be heard?
The division it's caused flies in the face of the fact that is supposed to be promoting Evertonians being together ‘As One'.
169 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:46:10
They start of at Goodison, show a bit of Everton playing, then he stands in front of the Park End for a minute, talking about the club, the badge, and the Toffee Lady. There might be some posters on here, in the crowd in the old Park End. It then shows you the Toffee Lady throwing sweets in the old Bullens Road terrace, close to the Park End, and the badge. Then he visits Rupert Tower and the sweet shop where they made the toffees, it was the early seventies so some good shots outdoor of the old tower blocks.
As the titles roll at the end, it plays out with the On The Hillside Stands A Lady, who she is I do not know. Then they sing a chorus of We All Live in Everton, with a wall in the background saying Everton FC in graffiti.
Someone with a bit more tech knowledge than me, might be able to upload the video, or the link on here.
170 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:51:31
171 Posted 22/05/2021 at 14:53:11
172 Posted 22/05/2021 at 15:03:01
I remember that programme well. I saw it twice in the 70s, never since. I reckon it was filmed about 1972 or 1973. The match footage from memory was against Burnley, I think Mick Buckley was taking corners on some of the shots.
I think it was a Northwest educational programme rather than national.
173 Posted 22/05/2021 at 15:10:40
The search also brought up another that caught the eye: "The Story of 1969-70: Everton, Champions of England.
I think you've just ruined my wife's Saturday evening and I'm sleeping downstairs with the dogs again!!
174 Posted 22/05/2021 at 15:18:11
175 Posted 22/05/2021 at 15:21:46
176 Posted 22/05/2021 at 15:37:54
177 Posted 22/05/2021 at 16:06:00
That really takes me back to some of the "Feel" of the time.
Jeff - I tracked the match down (by seeing Dave Clements as the penalty taker). A 1-0 win vs Burnley, 20 October 1973. 41,000 there, including almost certainly – me! Though I can't remember it specifically.
178 Posted 22/05/2021 at 16:24:10
179 Posted 22/05/2021 at 18:48:41
It reminds me of something City came up with during the bad times. Even worse, it reminds me of something Southampton, Crystal Palace or Luton would come up with. Get rid of the sash and it will be – as Mr Darcy once said of Elizabeth Bennett – "tolerable".
180 Posted 22/05/2021 at 22:18:59
Poor guy was up against Brian Cant. Brian cornered the TV hogging, long before Phil Schofield and Ant and Dec.
181 Posted 23/05/2021 at 11:45:46
Just watched properly and definitely 23 minutes and 24 seconds of my life well spent. I've never seen much footage of that team, just listened to my Dad's stories. Great watch and seriously recommend it for Evertonians of all generations. Joe Royle provides most of the narrative.
Apologies if this is a bit scattergun, but I just wanted to download my brain dump of thoughts.
Interesting comments on John Hurst, a player I personally do or did not know much about from that era. "The ball was his friend". What a statement. And that Harry Catterick saw that because he recognised the game was changing and Hurst was good on the ball so he brought him in. I get the impression that whilst maybe not the most personable manager, he was forward thinking.
Derby defeat at home and that own goal. Great header!
Ronnie Goodlass saying it was a privilege to clean Alan Ball's boots and it doesn't get much better!
We clinched the title on April fools day and the joy of winning the title. It is a fantastic feeling. So fortunate I've felt that feeling twice. I hope I do again, but more importantly I hope those who haven't yet do so as well.
Colin Harvey being described as a great player but never a great goal scorer. The perfect number 6? Peter Reid was similar in that respect.
3 jewels in the crown; Kendall, Ball & Harvery. Joe Royle's comments on Ball intrigue me as I don't always buy the physical pace thing. He describes him as being sharp but having no break away pace. But he had quick feet, a great first touch and vision. To me that is what I always refer to. Its not always about being able to run fast. Its about pace in the mind, pace in the feet and quick decision making. I love the comment that they were all different but could find each other in the dark!
Last point (promise), but interesting to hear the thoughts on Catterick. Not a tracksuit manager but brought in players who made a difference. And an interesting balance of investment from outside (e.g. Kendall, Ball) alongside youth. It certainly seemed like he had presence and I get the impression he was the manager who had his coaches doing the coaching. Howard must have learned that from him as in my opinion, that's what happened with the 80s team once he brought Colin Harvey in. Although I feel Howard was more approachable. The type who would put his arm around the players, but Colin coached.
Anyway. Great watch and great insight if you haven't seen it.
182 Posted 23/05/2021 at 12:01:27
184 Posted 23/05/2021 at 13:09:24
Anyway, I went to the match one day with this jacket on and a few of the lads were taking the piss out of it being salmon pink. As the beers flowed down in town after the match, that said jacket at some point was torn to pieces by myself and the mates and is probably laying decaying around various streets of inner city Liverpool. It was a nice-looking jacket but just too close in color to you know what.
I sort of like the kit with the stripe but as above.
My 16-year-old has actually just texted me right now saying he loves it and wants his auntie Mo to send it over to us here in Perth.
I'm not going to explain anything about that kit to him other than Everton wore a similar kit at the beginning of its history. He goes to a Catholic school here in Perth but has no religious feelings whatsoever.
Going back to that article about the troubles in 1909. St Joseph's was my school and local parish and we saw a lot of those troubles around Everton Road in the early 70s but never once in my life have I been bothered about the religious side of things myself. We just watched it all because it was exciting.
Pity I can't say that about our football right now!!
185 Posted 23/05/2021 at 14:28:10
199 Posted 24/05/2021 at 19:13:28
200 Posted 24/05/2021 at 23:12:50
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