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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The EFC Heritage Society and Everton FC, pay tribute to Alex Young

The EFC Heritage Society and Everton FC, pay tribute to Alex Young

Paul Wharton & Peter Lupson,Chairman & Vice Chairman of the EFC Heritage Sociey (right),speaking at the rededication Alex ''Sandy'' Young's grave1 of 8 The EFC Heritage Society together with Everton Football Club, pay tribute to one of Scotland's great Centre Forwards,with the re-dedication of Alex ''Sandy'' Young's grave at Seafields Cemetery, Edinburgh. A Piper plays at the grave of Alex ''Sandy'' Young.2 of 8 Former Everton FC players at the service (ltr) Graeme Sharp, Alex Young & Graham Stuart.3 of 8 Family and guests at the service.4 of 8 The EFC Heritage Society together with Everton Football Club,pay tribute to one of Scotland's great Centre Forwards,with the rededication of Alex ''Sandy'' Young's grave at Seafields Cemetery,Edinburgh. Zac & Macy Cleeton,lay flowers at the grave of Alex ''Sandy'' Young,who was their Great,Great,Great Uncle.5 of 8 Paul Wharton & Peter Lupson, Chairman & Vice Chairman of the EFC Heritage Society (right), speaking at the re-dedication Alex ''Sandy'' Young's grave..6 of 8 The EFC Heritage Society together with Everton Football Club,pay tribute to one of Scotland's great Centre Forwards,with the re-dedication...
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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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