Everton – Howard's Way trailer released

Monday, 23 September, 2019 13comments  |  Jump to last

A brand-new feature-length documentary release about Everton's greatest ever manager and the success he oversaw in the 1980s is soon to be released at the cinema and on home entertainment in November.

Everton — Howard's Way” tells the definitive story of Everton FC at the very peak of their powers in the mid-1980s.

After a decade of struggle and misfortune Everton became the best side in the land. Even better than their all-conquering neighbours, Liverpool! They won the FA Cup, thrashed Man Utd 5-0, beat Liverpool, home and away, and then strolled to the league title with a record amount of points.

They steamrollered the great Bayern Munich and won a first ever European trophy and, for a time, were probably the best side in Europe. We will never know for sure because they couldn't prove it...

This is more than the tale of Howard Kendall, a man with Everton in his blood. It is the story of a team intent on greatness and a city united in defiance. A story told by all the heroes of the day — the men that made history.

Produced by an award-winning team led by producer/director, and lifelong Everton supporter, Rob Sloman, “Everton — Howard's Way” features brand new interviews with the key players of the time, including Andy Gray, Kevin Ratcliffe, Peter Reid, Graeme Sharp, and Neville Southall.

To celebrate the release, all of the players from the team are being reunited at a Special Presentation on Monday 11th November.

The film is also receiving a Gala Presentation at the Liverpool Film Festival 2019 on Saturday 2nd November, followed by an exclusive cinema run at the FACT Liverpool cinema from Friday 8th November.

It will then be released on all home entertainment formats, including DVD, Blu Ray and digital, on Monday 11th November.


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John Audsley
1 Posted 23/09/2019 at 18:49:38
I cannot wait to see this.

Its everything that's missing from the team we currently have but I'm looking forward to showing my lads what growing up as a kid supporting the blues was like in the 80s.

I thought it would never end.

Barry Thompson
2 Posted 23/09/2019 at 20:54:06
Brought a tear to my eye watching that trailer. A brief reminder of a time and a team that had my blue heart bursting with pride. I had a fringe an all back then. Magical days to be a bluenose, all too brief in the end sadly.
Christy Ring
3 Posted 23/09/2019 at 22:29:04
A class act, will always be remembered, the team he built.

Not being able to play in the European Cup was the biggest travesty.

Jay Harris
4 Posted 23/09/2019 at 22:42:06
Me too, Barry.

Trip after trip to Wembley. Always felt it would never end but then, as always, the RS put the mockers on us.

Let's hope the young supporters get at least a taste of that in their lifetime.

Chris Hockenhull
5 Posted 23/09/2019 at 23:01:51
I was lucky as a 7-year-old...being taken to Goodison by my dad in the early winter of 1963. Guess what... though I was too young to appreciate we were Champions...we were beaten 2-4 by Blackburn. But by 1967, I knew everything that was happening... then... after 1970 the flat lines commenced.

So this film captures the years of the long-awaited resurrection... those brief clips instantaneously bring/ brought back all those past times in an instant. The voices... images... scenes... god it's as if it was 5 years ago... instead I'm not 28 anymore but 63...where does the time go?

I believe this club wallows too much... far far too much in yesteryears past achievements but...unlike 1968-70 we have the film... the images... the voices to bring it all back home...not for old romantics like me...but for those youngsters who dread that they will never see such events in their lifetimes. Please god they do because you know what... there's nothing bloody well like it when it happens.

So... although I'm against us living in the past and look forward to the new order eventually... I'm going to try see this in the big screen...if only to remind myself that we WERE big once... and for others we will be once again!!!!!

(And then. just...just for one sweet moment I'm getting positively optimistic again... fucking Duncan Ferguson appears... off Uncle Cyril's handlebars... to crash all those warm cozy feelings and remind us of the horrid present like to pop my bubble of positive waves)

Now I've woken up again!!!! Ah shit!!!!

Andrew Presly
6 Posted 24/09/2019 at 01:24:26
As a 39-year-old London Toffee, mixed feelings about this. I'm still really pissed off travelling 5 hours up and 4 down in a car to watch that crap on Saturday, one of the most decrepit home showings of recent times but even setting that aside are we still cherishing these fleeting memories which are now 35 years old?

Yes, great for those who lived through it but the absolute dross that has followed is a homage to mediocrity and those fans who enjoyed the good times are partially to blame for the bad.

It was a garbage atmosphere at Goodison on Saturday. Fans nervous and hostile when we kept possession at the back and easy to see why the players get affected. No passion and an empty stadium at 0-2 down to a pub team with 10 mins to go.

Howard's Way?

Kieran Kinsella
7 Posted 24/09/2019 at 03:36:32
Bitter sweet. I'll enjoy it but it reminds me of a special Bob Wilson did about great sides when I was a kid. It featured Jackie Milburn, Nat Lofthouse etc. I remember thinking “hahaha these losers in Bolton and Newcastle are still having to bang on about success from 30 years ago”
Jay Harris
8 Posted 24/09/2019 at 04:18:03
I wonder will we get the horror sequel "Billy's way" in due course.

25 years of mediocrity and suffering while he trousers 40m and still runs his trainset.

Derek Cowell
9 Posted 24/09/2019 at 12:39:44
My worst season as a blue is still 85/86 when we lost the double to that lot. Anyone else and it would have been bad enough but I remember being totally gutted at the seeming inevitability of it all, as it happened often before then and it has continued in spades since! Definitely my lowest point as a blue. For me it even spoilt the success either side of it. Plus we still managed to mess up and lost a league cup final and 3 fa cup finals (4 defeats and 3 of them on the biggest stage to that lot over there). Tainted it all for me! Rose tinted look backs do not tell the whole tale and make us look like the saddos living on past glories from a bygone age that we are. I was glad I saw us win stuff and I will now take cover!
Steve Brown
10 Posted 24/09/2019 at 14:13:00
The reason why the documentary film is being made is to recognise a great team and a great manager, in the same way that Forest have done about Cloughie for example. It is not about nostalgia for its own sake or to gloss over the present.
Ray Robinson
11 Posted 24/09/2019 at 16:04:57
I will probably go to see this out of pure nostalgia. However, at the same time, I wish we would stop looking backwards all the time. Always re-living the past drags our club back. Fantastic times and great memories but I want to look forward. I'm 66, would love to see another few trophies, am looking forward to my seat in the new stadium and will be more than chuffed with a victory tonight. Tradition is important but more so the future!
Paul Hewitt
12 Posted 24/09/2019 at 18:21:05
Should make this current bunch of wasters sit down and watch it. Let them see what it REALLY means to play for this great club.
Kevin Molloy
13 Posted 24/09/2019 at 21:17:54
amazing how you can feel such affection for somebody you've never met

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