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6 Famous Faces You Didn’t Know Were Everton Fans

From world-renowned musicians to global megastars, Goodison Park has seen its fair share of famous Everton fans. The Toffees have earned admiration from a number of celebrities through the years, from music royalty to actual royalty. We’ve even seen a famous face or two at Goodison Park. So, how many of these famous Everton fans have you seen at the...

7 Reasons Why Everton Are the Best Club in the World

Can’t convince your mates that Everton Football Club are the best in the world? We’ve compiled seven reasons why the Blues are simply the best or, as Dave Hickson once said: “I’ve played for some great clubs and I would have broken every bone in my body for them, but I’d have died for Everton.” From Everton’s fascinating history and...

An Interview with the Dixie Dean Family as They Sign New Hotel Contracts

“When the name went up that’s when it became a lot more real, it was wonderful,” Said Barbara Dean, on a day when The Dixie Dean Hotel became even more real; “and even more wonderful.” So, when Barbara Dean, Dixie’s daughter and Melanie Prentice, Dixie’s granddaughter, sat down to put pen to paper on a contract that would see them...

Does the Liver Building Belong to Everton?

It is rumoured that the Liver Birds oversee separate sections of Liverpool. One looks inwards and watches over the locals, while the second statue stares outwards and watches over the Scouse sailors. However, it is also rumoured that the two seabirds are an argumentative couple, facing away from each other because of an ongoing dispute. It is this fable that...

Everton’s Exclusive Screening of Creed II

Football is a release in which the routine mundanities of life are urged to be forgotten. Football, rather than urging people to forget should, however, urge them to talk. The People’s Place – Everton’s overarching purpose-built mental health hub – is aiming to deconstruct the taboo surrounding feelings of anxiousness, inadequateness and depression. On Thursday 6th December, Everton in the...

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...

Everton Firsts: A Fascinating Look at the Innovative Everton FC

There's a lot more to Everton than the star players that have graced the pitch at Goodison and the shiny trophies in the cabinet, the Toffees have been hugely influential and innovative in the footballing world. From always striving to be the best, to establishing new rules, becoming one of the founder members of the League and being the original...

An Everton FC Fan’s Guide to Famous Club Landmarks

The area that surrounds Goodison Park and the iconic Everton Football Club share a lot more than just the same name. The club and the city of Liverpool have been connected for over one hundred years, developing around each other. So, we thought we’d show you some of the historic sites around Liverpool and explore how the city's history has...

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