Simon Hart

Spot on – The first European Cup shoot-out

Spot on – The first European Cup shoot-out

This article first appeared in the Champions Journal - reproduced here by kind permission EFCHS member Simon Hart steps up and takes a deep breath to look back at the first European Cup shoot-out WORDS Simon Hart | ILLUSTRATION Thomke Meyer It is five decades ago now but Wolfgang Kleff is still not allowed to forget the night he created a football first. “Older fans who lived through that time talk to me about it,” says the 74-year-old. “It’s part of the history of Borussia Mönchengladbach.” The ‘it’? The first save by a goalkeeper in a European Cup penalty shoot-out.…
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A Delve into the Everton Collection – Rob Sawyer

Some of this season’s EFC Heritage Society articles are produced in partnership with the Everton Collection, the unrivalled archive of over 10,000 historical football treasures. In 2007 in order to ensure the archive remained intact for future generations, an initiative was formed with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to purchase David France’s memorabilia. Everton FC also gifted its own memorabilia to form The Everton Collection Charitable Trust. The Collection is located at Liverpool Record Office at Liverpool Central Library where it is preserved and conserved in purpose-built archive accommodation meeting the highest standards for long-term preservation and under the…
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Gray Wolves – Simon Hart

League Cup Winner With Wolverhampton Wanderers 1984 Fa cup winner and Goalscorer alongside fellow Goalscorer and Frontman Graeme Sharp “I loved playing at Everton.  Once you got on that pitch, the atmosphere was great – the comments you got when you were taking a corner or throw-in were brilliant.” These are the words of Kenny Hibbitt, a Wolverhampton Wanderers stalwart of the 1970s and 1980s – and a member of the last Wolves side to win a league fixture at Goodison Park fully 40 years ago. It was on 15 September 1979 that John Barnwell’s visitors prevailed 3-2, with the help of…
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Here We Go

  ‘It is a great read and a great present for the Blue in your life’ --- When Skies are Grey ‘It’s a rich read that beautifully sums up all that was good – and bad – about football, and life on Merseyside in the 1980s’ --- The New Zealand Herald ‘This book is very, very, very good’ --- Rob Smyth, The Guardian For Everton FC, the 1980s were the most successful decade in the club’s history. It was a time when Wembley became a second home for Howard Kendall’s band of brothers as they stepped out from Liverpool’s long…
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Here We Go – Simon Hart

Paul Power Guest Appearance Paul appeared on Sunday 15 January 2017, upstairs at St Lukes Church with author of Here We Go, Simon Hart ( a member of EFCHS) Paul Power finished his career on a high after signing for Everton in June 1986 for a fee of £65,000. He played in a total of fifty-two games in the 1986-87 season, providing valuable experience for a Toffees side who were without key players, including Peter Reid and Paul Bracewell for long periods due to injury, but still managed to win the league title and give Power a major trophy at…
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