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The Murray Family – Mint Toffees

Rob Sawyer
08/05/2021

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.

Tom Fern – Everton’s Evergreen Goalkeeper

Rob Sawyer
01/04/2021

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

Harold Hardman – An Everton and Manchester United Hero

Rob Sawyer
14/01/2021

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

George Sharples Remembered

Rob Sawyer
28/12/2020

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

Goodison Park, a Greyhound Stadium and Walton Hall Park

Rob Sawyer
11/12/2020

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

‘Tosh’ – The Tommy Johnson Story

Rob Sawyer
16/11/2020

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

The Finnis Family – An Enduring Everton Love Affair

Rob Sawyer
09/10/2020

Harold Finnis is one of 90 players, to date, to make a solitary first team appearance for the Blues in peacetime football.

Eddie Wainwright – A Bright Light in Dark Days

Rob Sawyer
28/09/2020

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.


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