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The History of Christmas Day Football

Christmas Day has been a time for tradition and family for nearly as long as the day has been around. But there was a time when Christmas Day Football was one of the great traditions of the English game. While the notion may seem alien to football fans now, there was a time when Christmas Day wasn’t complete without watching...

Dixie Dean and the Dublin Packet: An Unlikely Landlord

Best remembered as the greatest Everton player of all time, it goes without saying that Dixie Dean was an unlikely landlord! But a landlord he was. Following retirement, Dixie Dean took on the job of landlord for the Dublin Packet in Chester. Built back in the 1800s, Dixie Dean took on the pub shortly after the war. It's no surprise...

Two Famous Footballing Friendships of Dixie Dean

Over an astonishing football career, the humble yet talented player Dixie Dean struck up some fabulous partnerships. There are some amazing stories of Dean’s charming personality and utter loyalty that transcend time, but we’ve picked out two people who formed our favourite unlikely friendships of Dixie Dean. They are those of Bill Shankly, former Liverpool Football Manager and Elisha Scott,...

How Dixie Dean Defied the Nazis

Everton's history books are dominated by Dixie Dean's incredible records, anecdotes and stories of his super-human goal scoring talent. Everyone has heard of the hat tricks scored, how he would mingle with supporters when he caught the bus to matches, how he expertly nodded in his sixtieth goal of the 1927/8 season under the huge pressure of the Goodison crowd...

Dixie Dean’s Love For Everton

Still the owner of countless records and trophies, Dixie Dean is undeniably the greatest Everton player of all time. In total, Dean scored 383 goals for Everton in 433 appearances, an exceptional strike-rate which includes 37 hat-tricks. He was known as a sporting player and was never booked or sent off during his career, despite rough treatment and provocation from...

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