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*NOT* The Greatest Everton Players: Richard Wright
by Ed Bottomley

“There was a time at Everton when I was going into games thinking ‘please don’t make a mistake today’. And nine times out of 10, it felt like I had…read more…

Lukaku’s “Record” is as Empty as a Hollywood Smile
by Ed Bottomley

Ryan Seacrest is so slick and so smug that fists fly at TV screens across America when he smiles. No hair can be too coiffed. No tooth too white. His…read more…

*NOT* The 60 Greatest Everton Players: Per Kroldrup
by Ed Bottomley

‘On his very first day of training, the gaffer took him to one side and started doing heading practice with him, like you would with a seven-year-old. It was a…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #1. William Ralph “Dixie” Dean
by Ed Bottomley

(1925-1937) 399 Appearances, 349 goals “There was an atmosphere wherever Dixie went; there was excitement. I’ve seen around 2,000 people following him around in places like Switzerland, Germany and France. He was bigger…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #2. Alan Ball
by Peter Bottomley

(1966-72) 249 appearances, 78 goals. “No one was greater than their club, but you came pretty close.” – Tribute sent to Goodison after Ball’s death. ‘I was running back to…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #3. Neville Southall
by Ed Bottomley

(1981-1988) 578 appearances “It was my first signing, and my best, in his prime, Neville was the best keeper in the world.” – Howard Kendall The bulky Nev of later…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #4. Tommy Lawton
by Ed Bottomley

(1936-39) 97 appearances, 70 goals  “Technically, surely the greatest number nine of all time” – Joe Mercer   A teen sensation, Tommy would be even higher up this list if…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #5. Alex Young
by Ed Bottomley

 271 appearances, 87 goals  “I left Everton Football Club in 1968. But I can honestly say that Everton has never left me.” A unique player who was never truly liked or…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #6. Kevin Ratcliffe
by Ed Bottomley

(1979-92) 472 appearances, 2 goals  In American sport-speak, Ratcliffe is the “most winningest” Everton captain ever and he won two league championships, an FA Cup, and the European Cup Winners’…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #7. Brian Labone
by Ed Bottomley

(1957-1972) 530 appearances, 2 goals  “One Evertonian is worth twenty Liverpudlians”  Everton’s consummate defender and captain, Labone was firmly ensconced in the England set up of the 60s; however, ‘the…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #8. Ted Sagar
by Ed Bottomley

(1929-1953) 497 appearances “I tried to make collecting crosses my life’s work, I would practice for hours on end, week in week out, with a couple of lads pushing high…read more…

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