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    Confirmed Signing Fabian Delph

    Not sure we need another midfielder when we are desperate for a striker. Still, our chances created will probably go from 20 to 30 per game but our goals scored will stay the same.
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    Old Everton Pictures

    That house, at the opposite end of the main stand to the church, had a drainpipe that me and my brother climbed up to escape the mass off people who rushed the ticket office for semi-final tickets v RS at Maine Road. The area at the back of the other stand was a training area then and we went...
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    2018/19 Dominic Calvert-Lewin

    Reading the reported stats on the England under 21 game, I thought I was reading an Everton game. England had 25 shots on goal and DCL didn't score. England lost.
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    Old Everton Pictures

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    Prince Rupert’s Tower

    If the police couldn't feel any collars when the Man City bus was attacked in broad daylight, there is not much hope here.
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    Any Singaporean toffees here?

    That's incredible. I reckon only about 1 in 5 survived that experience. Those who were shipped to Japan had to run the gauntlet of American submarines and a lot of 'prison ships' went down. I used to go into a pub in Windsor. The landlord had been a POW of the Japanese. He was shipped to...
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    Any Singaporean toffees here?

    That would not have been a good experience, nightmare, he did well to survive it. Fortunately, my many visits to Changi were 10 years after the end of the war.
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    Easily Forgotten Everton Players

    At the time and for years after, I thought he was South African. Don't know where that came from. He was actually born in Northumberland!
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    Any Singaporean toffees here?

    Welcome in. I did my National Service in Singapore 1955/57. Played a lot of football out there, have got a photo of a local team we played who called themselves The Arsenal. I was based at Tyersall camp which was close to the Botanical gardens. Don't think its there any more. My daughter has...
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    Our most loyal player

    Peter Farrell. Modern times - Baines.
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    "You think this is bad son?..."

    Actually, as I had left school, there was some talk about me staying in Liverpool and working for my uncle who had a fruit and veg stall in St. John's market. Didn't fancy doing that though.
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    "You think this is bad son?..."

    You think that this is bad son? In 1951 when I was 15, my Dad told us that we were moving from Liverpool to Leeds.
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    Easily Forgotten Everton Players

    You will have to take my word for it. 1948/49 Centre forward: Albert Juliussen. Worst centre forward I ever saw (anywhere). I can still see, as clear as day, watching him at Goodison. He was put clean through, only the goalie to beat. He side-footed it past the goalie from just inside the...
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    "You think this is bad son?..."

    You think this is bad son? I remember losing threepence to an RS in 1950/51 on a bet that we wouldn't be relegated. Mortified 15 year old.
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    Truly world class.........?

    I remember a true story about Ray Wilson. In the late 1950's I was living in Leeds. I can't remember who the Leeds manager was, (it was before Don Revie). The Leeds manager, on a scouting trip, went to watch a Huddersfield Town match. The left back in the match programme couldn't play so Ray...
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