Month: February 2021

Goodison Park, a Greyhound Stadium and Walton Hall Park- Rob Sawyer

Goodison Park, a Greyhound Stadium and Walton Hall Park- Rob Sawyer

The Lily Parr statue at the National Football Museum Everton and the Rise, Fall and Revival of Women’s Football  This December marks a centenary of one of the most significant football matches played at Goodison Park – but it did not involve Everton FC.  The participants were Preston’s Dick, Kerr Ladies FC and their St. Helens counterparts. The festive season match, in front of a record crowd for a women’s match, suggested that the women’s game was on the way to establishing itself as a mainstream spectator sport. 15 years later Dick, Kerr Ladies - rebadged as Preston Ladies -…
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Son of my Father – Part 7

Son of my Father – Part 7

THE KINGDOM OF RIOCH by Steve Zocek Some of you may be wondering why I’ve given this article the title of ‘The  Kingdom of Rioch’? Well, Rioch means kingdom which comes from Irish origin. So, that’s the formalities out of the way. Bruce Rioch joined Everton in December 1976, making his Everton debut at Coventry City’s Highfield Road in a 4-2 defeat. Bruce appeared 30 times in an Everton shirt hitting the net 3 times. He had a thunderous shot, and was always favourite to take the direct free kicks when a goal seemed possible. Bruce played for a total…
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Adrian Heath receives his 1985 European Cup Winner’s Cup Medal from EFC Heritage Society

Adrian Heath receives his 1985 European Cup Winner’s Cup Medal from EFC Heritage Society

Brendan Connolly (Chirman of EFCHS) presents the medal to Adrian Heath After much hard work behind the scenes, EFC Heritage Society was able to produce a copy of the 1985 ECWC medal that Adrian Heath missed out on due to injury. He had no idea what was in store for him when he stepped onto the Goodison turf during a visit home from Minnesota in the USA where he now coaches. Adrian Heath's medal (right) and an original 1985 medal from the collection of Brendan Connolly (Photo: Mike Royden) One of the most successful strikers in Everton history, Heath helped…
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