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60 Greatest Everton Players: #17. Howard Kendall
by Ed Bottomley

(1966-74, 1981) 274 appearances, 29 goals “I’ve had love affairs with other clubs, with Everton it’s a marriage.”  It wasn’t just Harry Catterick who was interested in signing Howard Kendall; numerous…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #18. Sandy Young
by Ed Bottomley

(1901-11) 275 appearances, 125 goals Sandy is a legend from the early 20th century and the first Toffee to score the winner in an FA Cup Final when Everton beat…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #19. Ray Wilson MBE
by Ed Bottomley

 (1964-69) 153 appearances “There wasn’t a winger who played against him who could claim to have broken even in the exchange, let alone come out on top.” – Alan Ball…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #20. Joe Royle
by Ed Bottomley

(1965-1975) 275 appearances, 119 goals “When you’re looking at centre forwards, Joe’s got to have been one of the best in the club’s history.” – Howard Kendall  Merseyside-born and home-grown, Joe…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #21. Kevin Sheedy
by Ed Bottomley

(1982-92) 368 appearances, 97 goals “His left foot was like a wand; his technique glorious.” – Howard Kendall  Sheedy’s talent lay fallow at Liverpool, until Kendall took him to Goodison for £100,000…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #22. Gordon West
by Ed Bottomley

(1962-73) 399 appearances ‘I was better than Neville in the Sixties but I’ll accept that he was better than me in the Eighties. Today, we are about the same –…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #23. Dave Hickson
by Ed Bottomley

(1951-56, 1957-60) 243 appearances, 111 goals “I would have died for Everton. I would have broken every other bone in my body for any other club, that’s how I look…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #24. Leighton Baines
by Ed Bottomley

299 appearances, 27 goals “I think Leighton is more than a player – he is an icon.” – Roberto Martinez Don’t think Leighton Baines should be this high on the list?…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #25. Tommy Eglington
by Ed Bottomley

 (1946-57) 428 appearances, 82 goals  Eglington had the pace that launched a thousand attacks during a career that had a wingspan of more than a decade. He came across from…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #26. Fred Pickering
by Ed Bottomley

(1963-67) 115 appearances, 70 goals Fred was a beefy forward with a sensational goal to game ratio. A Catterick signing from Blackburn Rovers in 1964 for a club record £90,000,…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #27 Dave Watson
by Ed Bottomley

(1986-2001) 522 appearances, 37 goals When Howard Kendall, aware that Derek Mountfield was waning, made his move for Dave Watson the Norwich City manager Ken Brown said that selling his defender would…read more…

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Desert Island Kicks

You’re stranded on a desert island, what footballing memories would you take with you?

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Next Fixtures

Europa League: Thurs 23 Nov (20:05); Atalanta at Goodison

Premier: Sun 26 Nov (13:30); Southampton at St Mary’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodison Raw

Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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