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The 7 Best Everton Matches Ever

Emblazoned on the ironclad paneling that surrounds Goodison is a maxim that epitomises an array of Everton matches. Nil Satis Nisi Optimum avows that nothing, but unparalleled greatness is good enough. Throughout their 138 turbulent years of existence, Everton have been involved in a slew of memorable, adrenaline-charged matches that no Evertonian could overlook. We’ve assembled a selection of some...

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...

Some of the Best Footballers’ Nicknames and Their Origins

If you're a fan of the beautiful game, you'll know that a fair few players are known by another name. So, we thought we would find some of the very best footballers' nicknames and investigate their fascinating origins. It seems these days that the majority of players and managers alike have been given one kind of nickname or other, however, some...

Where it All Began: The Rivalry Between Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs

As we look forward to being the first city in the world to host its very own football quarter we decided to explore the longstanding rivalry between the cities two football clubs. Liverpool and Everton FC are both top-flight teams who are rarely absent from any major UK or European championship. Their fans are famous for being the friendliest opposing...

What to Look Forward to at the Dixie Dean Hotel this Summer

A new year and plenty to look forward to in 2018 for Signature Living as we welcome yet another luxury Liverpool football-themed hotel into the fold. Pioneering the way for the worlds first ever football quarter Signature Living will be introducing another football themed hotel, this time based on the marvellous career and life of none other than Dixie Dean....

The Amazing Legacy of Dixie Dean

Dixie Dean is a true Everton icon and footballing legend, to celebrate the legacy of Dixie Dean we wanted to take a look through some of the most touching tributes to one of the greatest footballers of all time. In total, Dixie Dean scored 383 goals for Everton in 433 appearances, an exceptional strike-rate which includes 37 hat-tricks. During the...

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,...

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