Updated: 17-04-21Trevor, you were one of the most skillful and determined Everton players I saw in my younger days. You would put the likes of Tom Davies, Alex Awobi and Mason Holgate to shame today. It was a pleasure watching you mate. God bless.
Updated: 17-04-21John is my neighbour. He was my first hero as a Wanderer. His wit is as sharp as ever and we exchange many stories about those glorious mid seventies days at Burnden. "There is a man who plays for the team and he is a goal machine and he goes by the name of John Byrom Byrom Byrom."
Updated: 16-04-21Larry May was in the 3rd Sutton Boys Brigade. I was six years older and Larry was very small. He used to play in goal so I was very shocked to see how big he grew. Very glad for the lad that he had a good career.
Updated: 15-04-21Still remember the disbelief at the amazing goal he scored against Liverpool in the F.A.Cup and the comeback he instigated coming on as a sub against against Bolton, 3 - 0 down, won 4 - 3. Brilliant!
Updated: 15-04-21I grew up with the family. Was best friends with his younger brother John. We both attended the same primary & secondary school. Lovely family.
Updated: 14-04-21We grew up together in the same street. One of my earliest memories of Billy was when he tripped and fell, his chin hit the floor and his tongue was nearly bitten off, it took a long time for Billy to talk and eat proper solid foods!!
Updated: 14-04-21Sadly my partner Tony Biggs passed away on 03/03/2021. He had suffered from Alzheimer’s for around 15 years. We lived in Seaford, East Sussex for many years after Tony retired. However moved back to Middlesex once he needed nursing care. He passed away very peacefully in a Nursing home after having been completely bed bound for the last couple of years.
Updated: 14-04-21Bob was manager at Arbroath Vics when I played there in 1971/72. He was a good manager /coach and a great help to me, someone who understood the game. Yours, Brian Smith, Forfar Scotland
Updated: 13-04-21I saw Frank Mitchell play for Birmingham City as a youngster aged nine years. He was in the team which had Freddie Harris, Cyril Trigg, Gill Merrick, Don Dorman,, Ken Green, Jackie Stewart, Fred Duckhouse and others. Frank was a class wing half, stylish, never ruffled. He went to Chelsea but the last time I saw him play he was in his 40s and played in the memorial game to Jeff Hall who died of polio. The match was at Perry Hall playing fields and Frank still had style and talent. A quality footballer also played cricket for Warwickshire.