AFTER finishing runners-up to Liverpool in both the Football League championship and the FA Cup in 1985-86, thus relinquishing the title they won in 1985, Everton bounced back to become champions for the second time in three seasons. This was a significant achievement given they lost their leading forward Gary Lineker to Barcelona after a summer in which the England forward had finished top scorer in the 1986 World Cup. Lineker’s departure earned Everton £ 2.8 million, but also meant they had weakened their forward line, as the popular Lineker had netted 38 goals in 1985-86. However, Everton’s dogged pursuit of the title was impressive, shrugging aside Liverpool and adopting a more pragmatic, if less vibrant style, than their previous championship-winning team. Aside from…