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Singleton & Paterson – The Everton Mariners

Tony Onslow
10/03/2021

Two Scots who had brief a association with Everton in 1901-02 before moving on to Grimsby Town

Alex Birnie – The Scotsman from East London

Tony Onslow
05/03/2021

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 Surely Was Good for Everton

Tony  Onslow
27/02/2021

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

John Dewar

Tony  Onslow
13/02/2021

The Scot played briefly for Everton in 1892 just as Goodison Park was being opened.

The Stanley Park Three

Tony Onslow
29/01/2021

Thomas Marriott, Richard Morris and John Pickering played together at Everton in the 1880s

Edward Turner – The Carpenter from Lancaster

Tony Onslow
05/01/2021

Discovered in Kendal, Turner made two Football League appearances for Everton at the end of the 19th Century before joining Portsmouth

David Henry Williams – A Lad From Shropshire

Tony Onslow
08/12/2020

He was to play a major role in the development of Everton Football Club before they established a permanent home at Anfield.

James Morris – A Shropshire Lad

Tony Onslow
18/11/2020

The Trefonen-born player represented Everton during the inaugural Football League season in 1888

William Wilson – The Last of the Originals

Tony Onslow
14/11/2020

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

Walter Brown, the Kirkcudbrightshire Blue

Tony Onslow
03/11/2020

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

Lewis the Fire Bobby

Tony Onslow
29/10/2020

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

Richard Williams – An Everton Goalkeeper

Tony Onslow
12/10/2020

The Bromborough Pool-born player played over 70 times for Everton after joining them when they were reigning Football League Champions in 1881

The Short Life of an Everton Blue

Tony Onslow
29/08/2020

Isaac Roberts would play just once for Everton in February 1889


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