Lyndon Lloyd

Lost in France: Leigh Richmond Roose

Lost in France: Leigh Richmond Roose

A talk given by author Spencer Vignes to the Everton FC Shareholder's Association Leigh Richmond Roose Leigh Roose was born in a small village called Holt which lies just on the Welsh side of the border between England and Wales a few miles outside Wrexham. As a youngster he took to goalkeeping like a duck to water, perfecting his art during kick-abouts in Holt and while at university in Aberystwyth where he went to do a science degree. While he was in Aberystwyth he also played for the top local side, Aberystwyth Town, with who he won a Welsh Cup…
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From Leicester Fosse to Leicester City…

The Premier League champions are at Goodison Park this afternoon but did you know that the club played for 25 years after its formation before becoming Leicester City? Today’s visitors were formed in 1884 by a group of young men from a local evangelical chapel who decided to form a football team that they chose to call Leicester Fosse. This suffix was selected because the old Roman Road, known as the Fosseway, had once passed through the area. The group then all agreed to pay nine old pence membership fee and another nine pence was collected to purchase a football.…
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When Babe met Dixie Dean – Ryan Ferguson (permission given)

As was the capricious, romantic and, in some cases, downright fictitious nature of news reporting in the United States during his rise to prominence, myth and mystery surrounds pretty much everything Babe Ruth ever did. His Called Shot during the 1932 World Series, for instance, is still shrouded in uncertainty, just like the fable that he once hit a Fall Classic home run to fulfil the last wishes of a sick kid in New Jersey. There’s no way to tell for sure whether these wondrous feats actually occurred, thanks in large part to the cliquey journalism culture of the age.…
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Everton Proud – David France

'Dr Everton is more than a football fan. 'Everton Proud' - also known as Everton Crazy - is more than a football book. Both are truly inspirational.' Alex Young 'There's obsession, then there's David France's love for Everton. This autobiography is the fascinating tale of a Blue who struggled to read until his teens yet became not only a hugely successful US Businessman but an an innovator and philanthropist who deserves our everlasting gratitude.' Andy Hunter, the Guardian 'After reading this terrific book, I realise that mine isn't the only life he has changed.' Tony Kay 'The titles of David France's books contain…
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A Fascinating Insight into Will Cuff

A Fascinating Insight into Will Cuff

Arriving through the double doors of The People's Club Lounge at Goodison Park, I was greeted by the ever-friendly face of David Starsky. It's always great seeing David. I do enjoy his zest for life. We were present for the rather special occasion that was the unveiling of a quite amazing piece of artwork by Chris Wilson, this being an exceptional, life-like portrait of Mr Everton,  a man whose achievements are difficult to be tailored into words... one Will Cuff. As ever with such events organized by the Everton Heritage Society, and in particular Paul Wharton, the evening was informative,…
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A Tribute to Alexander ‘Sandy’ Young

A Tribute to Alexander ‘Sandy’ Young

Everton honour 1906 cup hero Sandy Young by Lyndon Lloyd | 03/09/2014 Alex 'Sandy' Young was honoured today in Edinburgh Everton FC and Everton Heritage Society unveiled a new headstone in Edinburgh's Seafield cemetery today to mark the grave of Alex 'Sandy' Young, one of the club's first legends. Still the fourth-highest goalscorer in Everton's history, Young was the scorer of the winning goal in the 1906 FA Cup Final win over Newcastle United that clinched the trophy for the Blues for the first time. In all, he found the net 127 times in 314 appearances in the decade between…
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Jim Keoghan – Highs, Lows and Bakayokos: Everton In The 90s

Jim Koeghan visited St Luke's on 19 October  2017 before the Derby Match to sign copies of his book, 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…
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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…
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Everton Heritage Society to hold Remembrance Day Service at Park End plaque 2015

Everton Heritage Society to hold Remembrance Day Service at Park End plaque Service will commemorate Everton and CD Everton players who have fallen in wartime conflict   David France with the memorial plaque to Everton's war heroes Evertonians and other football fans will gather at Goodison Park on Wednesday to pay respects to players who lost their lives during wartime conflict. A remembrance service, organised by the EFC Heritage Society, will be staged at the plaque based at the Park End that commemorates those who have fallen. The service, which begins at 10.50am, will be conducted by the Reverend Harry…
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