Old Everton Pictures

McMagic

Player Valuation: £8m
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 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' .
 

Joey66

Player Valuation: £70m
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' .
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.....
 

Joey66

Player Valuation: £70m
Tommy Lawton at rock bottom returning for a testimonial game organised by Joe Mercier, Harry Catterick, Bill Shankly, and Sir Matt Busby, and of course Sir John Moores - { Just read his life story from his autobiography -{Get in There} -The joy at the start of his career, at Burnley -his dedication to become the best no 9 - his Everton days - England days - The sadness his decline which left him on the dole by his own foolish mistakes made a sad reading towards the end of his book - Joe Mercer thought a testimonial would clear his debts and have money over to put a trust fund up for his children - on a wet night £12.000 was raised even Gorge Best who was injured sent a donation for not turning up many stars did to play an Everton team - the result was 2-2 , but even the 12,000 could not clear even his debts -
An old time great footballer with some of today's issues - he comes across as a no nonsense rebel - down to earth but sadly after the game not a businessman -
He is quoted as saying when he divorced his first wife he should have never divorced Everton .......
a photo of him at his testimonial at Goodison in the early 1970's
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