Game of the Day: Everton 3-3 Arsenal, 1928

Many great footballers have appeared in the royal blue of Everton. Many more will. Yet it is unlikely that any will surpass the achievement of one William Ralph Dean, known now as ‘Dixie’ – not that Dean appreciated the moniker. Signed for just £3,000 from Tranmere Rovers, Dean notched 32 goals in his first full […]

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Goodison is packed, but there’s not much noise. Z Cars is playing, but it seems somehow more sombre, even listless, than it has ever sounded before. The players are trudging out, fans sat silently, until there is an announcement on the PA system and Goodison Park erupts into rapturous applause. The minute of adulation was […]

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