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Son of My Father – The Tale of Two Joes – Steve Zocek

Son of My Father – The Tale of Two Joes – Steve Zocek

Welcome to Part Five of Son of my Father. This time, I feature a football family from Glasgow: Joe McBride (Jnr) who played for Everton, and his father Joe McBride (Snr) who will be most remembered for his playing days at Celtic Park in the 1960’s. Joe senior actually had a great personal statistic by being top scorer at every club he played for. We start with Joe (Snr) who was born in 1938, a stone throws away from Rangers’ Ibrox Park. His football career began as a very young 15-year-old at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock. After 57 games and 24…
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Everton FC Heritage Society honour Anfield great Alec Brady

Everton FC Heritage Society honour Anfield great Alec Brady

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…
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Alec Brady – Anfield legend honoured by Everton Heritage Society – David Prentice

Alec Brady – 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…
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