Steve Zocek is a familiar face at Everton matches, home and away. His first game was a home victory over Stoke City in October 1968 (Colin Harvey and John Hurst scoring the goals). A member of Everton FC Heritage Society, he got into writing with a series of interviews with former players, which appeared on the Bluekipper website. Since then, he has self-published the first two volumes of For the Boys in the Royal Blue Jersey, a collection of interviews with former players, coaches and managers connected to the Toffees, with royalties going to the Everton Former Players’ Foundation. There is more information about Steve here: http://efcheritagesociety.com/membership-2/steve-zocek-2/ . He can be followed on Twitter via @SZocek.
He has linked up with Pitch Publishing for his most ambitious project yet. As Everton’s home since 1892 enters its final years, Steve has captured the memories of those experiencing it in Goodison Memories: A Lifetime of Football at Everton. The hefty tome, weighing in at 371 pages, compromises 217 interviews with Evertonians, opposition players, managers, officials and sports journalists.
Its RRP is £16.99 and it can be purchased through Amazon and other outlets, including Waterstones and local independent bookshops.
Steve regularly sells signed copies of the book at the Everton FC Heritage Society exhibition in St Luke’s before home matches. Check the @evertonheritage Twitter feed for details.
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