Highs, Lows & Bakayokos: Everton In The 90s

Highs, Lows and Bakayokos tells the story of Everton in the 1990s; the successes and failures, the agony and the ecstasy, the good times and the Mike Walker times. It's 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 the stable years of the past decade.     What they're saying about Highs, Lows & Bakayokos "A book about Everton in the 90s and it's great." - Football 365"It really is...
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Everton FC Heritage Society honour Anfield great

Everton FC Heritage Society honour Anfield great

Alec Brady's grave to be rededicated The EFC Heritage Society are to honour one of the heroes of 1891 as they rededicate the grave of former Everton player Alec Brady. Born in the Cathcart district of southern Glasgow on April 2, 1865, the tricky inside forward started his career with Cowie Wanderers near Stirling before having a spell at Renton Thistle. Brady moved south of the border to Burnley as the Football League kicked off in 1888 but midway through the following season he switched to Everton. He netted an impressive 11 times in 15 outings in his first campaign at Anfield - including a hat-trick in the club's record 11-2 win over Derby County - and followed that up with another nine goals in 21 games in the club's first title-winning season of 1890/91. The following year he returned home to join Celtic, helping them to win their first trophy in the shape of the Scottish FA Cup, before settling in Sheffield with the...
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Anfield legend honoured by Everton Heritage Society – David Prentice

Everton's first title winner - at Anfield - has his grave rededicated Alec Brady EVERTON and Celtic supporters share a line from a famous old song. Separated by 200 miles and a national border, both sets of supporters still sing about “a grand old team to play for” - and in that song celebrate each club’s “history.” Those words were made real last weekend, when the Celtic Graves Society and the Everton Heritage Society joined forces to rededicate the grave of a Victorian pioneer who graced both clubs. Alec Brady was an Everton original. A Scottish inside forward, he was a member of the first Everton team to win the League Championship in 1891, in the days when Everton played their football at Anfield. He later moved onto Celtic where he played in the Celtic team which won the first of their 36 Scottish Cups in 1892 - coincidentally also at the ground of a team to become their fiercest rivals, Ibrox Stadium. Later he also became...
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Reverend and the Makers’ unlikely links to Everton legend Dixie Dean – David Prentice

Reverend and the Makers’ unlikely links to Everton legend Dixie Dean – David Prentice

Pop star's Great Uncle was a Toffees' star Reverend and the Makers  THE lead singer of Reverend and the Makers has been reading up on his family links to one of Dixie Dean’s team-mates, thanks to the Everton Heritage Society. Jon McClure, lead singer of the Sheffield based band, revealed his links to the Toffees on Sky TV’s Saturday morning Soccer AM show. Jon is a passionate Sheffield Wednesday supporter, but revealed that he’d been told his Great Uncle, Joe McClure, used to play for Everton. Which is where the Heritage Society got involved. A group of passionate and learned Evertonians dedicated to celebrating and publicising all aspects of Everton’s history, they investigated McClure’s Goodison career. And after discovering that wing-half, McClure did make 34 appearances for the Blues, scoring one goal, they put together a 119-page book meticulously chronicling his four year spell at Goodison. Joe McClure The Heritage Society’s Richard Gillham, who produced the book using research from Billy Smith’s remarkable Blue Correspondent website and pictures from Society Secretary...
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