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Discover the History and Symbolism of the Everton Crest

It’s an image emblazed across every Blues fans’ chest and the sight of it can bring a tear to even the most hardened Toffee’s eyes. The royal blue Everton crest dates back almost 100 years and, despite changes to its outwards appearance, has always stood for the spirit of Everton F.C. Symbolizing everything the club strives towards, there’s no other...

“The Song of the Marines”: Traditional Songs Sung in Football Changing Rooms

The inside of a football teams changing room is a mysterious place. Fans don't get a look in and of course, there are some unknown rituals, pep talks and traditions that take place inside that are known to only team members. One ritual that often has unknown origins is the traditional songs sung before each and every match. The strangest...

Everton FC: Discover Some Fascinating Goodison Park History

Goodison Park, or The Grand Old Lady as it’s affectionately known, has been the home of the Toffees for more than 120 years. First opened on 24 August 1892, this revered ground was the first major football stadium built in England. From being the first league venue to be visited by a royal monarch, to the revolutionary features such as...

The Origins of Everton FC’s nickname ‘The Toffees’

The Blues, The Toffees, Evertonians – Everton FC fans have collected a variety of nicknames over the years. From the club’s founding as St Domingo’s FC, right up to the modern inclination to label them the Blues, the monikers they’ve played under since 1878 are as wide-ranging as they are famous. But where does the traditional nickname of ‘The Toffees’...

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