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 long last in his 34th year. His first team chances were more limited in the 1987-88 season, when Everton finished fourth under new manager Colin Harvey after the departure of Howard Kendall to Atletico Bilbao, and at the end of the season he retired to join the club’s coaching staff. Paul returned to Manchester City, where he is now involved with the academy at Manchester City.
Paul was at St Luke’s to sign copies of EFCHS member Simon Hart’s superb Here We Go – Everton in the 80s: The Players’ Stories, published by DeCoubertin, a publishing house owned by another EFCHS member James Corbett.
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 shadow to take their neighbours’ mantle as the country’s best team, winning two league titles, an FA Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup. In Here We Go, Simon Hart interviews some of the Blues’ best-loved players from that era.