We are the Champions: 1986-87 – Everton

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 … Continue reading We are the Champions: 1986-87 – Everton

Kendall – the best player England never had

BACK IN THE DAY, magazines like Goal and Football Monthly, a huge stash of which I have sitting in my conservatory courtesy of my brother-in-law, carried stories about the best uncapped player plying his trade in the Football League. This was the age of Charlton, Bell, Ball, Mullery and Peters. Quality midfielders were not difficult to find if you were selecting England players. There was … Continue reading Kendall – the best player England never had