Everton Strange But Blue by Gavin Buckland
Being a founder member of the Football League and one of the oldest club's in the world, Everton Football Club has one of the richest, and most colourful histories in football. This book sets out to showcase some of the strange but true tales which this great club has been involved in as they approach 130 years in the sport. Utilising the extensive research of Everton programme statistician Gavin Buckland, some of the stories vary from the sublime to the ridiculous. From the infamous Leeds United clash in the 1960s when the players were asked to leave the field to 'cool off', to the war-time friendly against a Boxers XI, there is something new for even the most educated Evertonian. Over 50 games are reviewed, which also include unique facts and statistics relating to the Blues. Illustrated with archive pictures from the extensive vaults of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo, it is sure to prove a fascinating publication for Evertonians of all ages.