Everton Tour of Argentina – 1909

EVERTON F.C. “GAMBETEANDO.” DIRECTOR BAINBRIDGE'S COMPLETE REVIEW OF THE TOUR IN THE ARGENTINE. July 24 1909. The Liverpool Football Echo WHAT THEY DID & HOW THEY DID IT The following is the exhaustive diary of Mr. E.A.Bainbridge, of the Everton Football Club, who, together with Mr. A.E.Wade, was in charge of the Argentine tour. Mr. Bainbridge writes as follows: - On the 13 th May last, numerous friends and admires assembled at Lime-street Station, Liverpool to wish bon voyage to the Everton football team and officials on their departure by the four p.m. train to play a series of matches in two of the South American Republics. The number of players including the trainer (fourteen) accompanied by Messrs, E.A.Bainbridge and AR Wade directors, were as follows: - C.H. Berry, R. Balmer, J. MaConnachie, D.Rafferty, V. Harris, R. Clifford, H. Adamson, JD Taylor, T. Jones, W. Lacey, BC Freeman, W. White, and H. Mountford, and of course the irrepressible John Elliott, who has served the club...
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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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The ‘real’ story behind Everton’s enduring anthem Z-Cars – David Prentice

"When did Everton first run out to Z-Cars at Goodison? We’re closer than we’ve ever been to a definitive answer" Goodison Park, home of Everton It's a question which has been asked almost as many times as it has been played: When did Evertonfirst run out to Z-Cars at Goodison? And today, thanks to some splendid research from the Everton Heritage Society, we’re closer than we’ve ever been to a definitive answer. That’s closer. But still not spot on. Because a mystery which has lasted half-a-century deserves to retain some allure. And a theme as evocative, as stirring and as downright different as Everton’s matchday anthem is also still enigmatic. The folklore of its Goodison origins, plucked from the pages of the popular Everton website Toffeeweb, was that: “one of the fans, who played PC Sweet on the front desk, was an Evertonian; one day he brought a few of the cast to watch the team. In recognition of that, the team came out on the field to...
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Blues pioneer Will Cuff to be saluted – David Prentice

Blues pioneer Will Cuff to be saluted – David Prentice

Everton Heritage Society to rededicate Will Cuff’s grave Portraits of the founding fathers of Everton FC The Anfield grave of long-serving Everton administrator Will Cuff will be rededicated next Monday, thanks to the Everton Heritage Society. Cuff served the Blues for more than half-a-century until his death in 1949 – and oversaw two FA Cup wins, three league championships and the growth of the club from Victorian pioneers to modern 20th century football club. He was a president of the Football League and vice-president of the FA, and on the weekend of his death all league and cup matches observed a period of silence and every player wore “black armlets.” With his surviving family having emigrated to Australia, however, his grave in Anfield Cemetery has become overgrown and dilapidated. Heritage Society chairman Paul Wharton explained: “Given Will Cuff’s stature in football and his place in Everton’s history we thought it appropriate that his grave should be properly tended. “It will be rededicated on Monday at 2pm and we hope...
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