....forgive me the indulgence but this is Everton. I was brought up in the house with the checkered step but moved into the black and white one when I was 8.
2 up, 2 down, I shared the front bedroom with my older sister. I actually signed for a top flight football club in that black and White House. Like other kids, I played footy in that street from morning until night, nothing but footy.
Cobden St, off Everton Rd. Born in Everton, born an Evertonian.