A Fascinating Insight into Will Cuff

  Arriving through the double doors of The People?s Club Lounge at Goodison Park I was greeted by the ever-friendly face of David Starsky. It?s always great seeing David. I do enjoy his zest for life. We were present for the rather special occasion that was the unveiling of a quite amazing piece of artwork by Chris Wilson, this being an exceptional, life-like portrait of Mr Everton ? a man whose achievements are difficult to be tailored into words... one Will Cuff. As ever with such events organized by the Everton Heritage Society, and in particular Paul Wharton, the evening was informative, educational, interesting and superbly organized. I?m just disappointed there isn't more of them. Paul Wharton began proceedings with a short introduction explaining a little about Will Cuff and the significance of the portrait. You see the original portrait was created by Frank Copnall, a local artist who completed a good 800 portraits back then. One of those was of Will Cuff....
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A Tribute to Alexander “Sandy”Young

Everton honour 1906 cup hero Sandy Young by Lyndon Lloyd | 03/09/2014 Alex "Sandy" Young was honoured today in Edinburgh   Everton FC and Everton Heritage Society unveiled a new headstone in Edinburgh's Seafield cemetery today to mark the grave of Alex 'Sandy' Young, one of the club's first legends. Still the fourth-highest goalscorer in Everton's history, Young was the scorer of the winning goal in the 1906 FA Cup Final win over Newcastle United that clinched the trophy for the Blues for the first time. In all, he found the net 127 times in 314 appearances in the decade between 1901 and 1911 but he was troubled in later life by mental illness and a prison sentence for the manslaughter of his brother in Australia before he passed away in 1959. Thanks to the efforts of the Heritage Society, a fundraising effort has finally enabled the erection of a headstone at his grave site which was revealed at a special ceremony attended by club officials, his...
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William Charles Cuff

Transcribed by Billy Smith   Great Football Legislator February 7, 1949. The Liverpool Daily Post Mr. W.C. Cuff Dies Mr. William Charles Cuff, president of the Football league, and one of the original members of Everton F.C, died yesterday, aged 80. A Liverpool solicitor, he was one of football’s greatest legislators and was the man who introduced the system of numbering players. The rejection of a plan, a few years ago, for pool betting subsides to football was one of his successes. He consistently opposed this. Mr. Cuff had been president of the Football league from 1939, succeeding Mr. Charles E. Sutcliffe. He was also vice-president of the Football Association and a member of the International Board. His association with the Goodison club was almost lifelong. He joined as a director in 1894 and served Everton as director, chairman, and secretary over fifty years. Last may he resigned from the Board after differences of opinion with his fellow directors. Mr. Cuff was in London last weekend...
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Jim Keoghan book signing – 19 December

Jim Koeghan will be signing copies of his book, Highs Lows & Bakayokos: Everton In The 90s with the EFC Heritage Society at St Luke's church before the Merseyside derby on Monday 19 October between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Stop by upstairs in St Luke's before the match to meet Jim and buy the book if you haven't already. Highs, Lows & Bakayokos is the tale of how one of English football’s greatest clubs lost its way and how the nature of being an Evertonian changed forever. In the book, Jim explores this transformative time for our grand old team. It searches for the causes of Everton’s troubles, looking for reasons why peers raced away, grasping the opportunities presented by the dawning of the Sky era. But it seeks to redefine this often maligned decade too. Memorable games, silverware and moments of unadulterated elation; the 1990s was a time of emotional intensity, an era that moved fans in ways that have been all-too absent at Goodison Park during...
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