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Genuinely didn't know Roy vernon was in our 100 club .Tip my cap to that gentleman
Roy Vernon captained the great championship winning Everton team in 1963 and scored a hat-trick in the final game. He had an unusual way ofGenuinely didn't know Roy vernon was in our 100 club .Tip my cap to that gentleman
Pity our scout at Connahs quay got lost finding his parents house ashe got lost in his car- the Blackburn scout got there first - A young Vernon had agreed terms with the Everton scout, but needed his parents signitures on the contract..Everton that.....Roy Vernon captained the great championship winning Everton team in 1963 and scored a hat-trick in the final game. He had an unusual way of
beating a defender man to man, when he had the ball approaching a defender he would raise his left hand (Like Emlyn Hughes calling for offside)
and beat the defender hands down by going past him on the right-side, unusual but it worked. He wasn't a regular header of the ball but he could
still put the ball away with his head when necessary. He had a thunderous strike power with his right foot from around 20 yards from goal. He could
rob a defender of the ball like a sneak-thief. His penalty taking was superb and his confidence unique. Jimmy Gabriel played for Scotland in the
'Home Internationals' early 60s on his debut I believe against Wales, he had to mark Roy Vernon, Royston gave Gabby a torrid time, according to
Gabby. Roy played for Wales in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Wales reached the Quarter Finals only to be beaten by Brazil 1-0 the goalscorer
being a 17 year old kid called 'Pele' .