Everton vs Chelsea 1984, Division One

Everton vs Chelsea - seemingly every action photo from the QPR game within seems to involve the ball 10 feet in the air. WHAT WOULD OL' BIG 'EAD SAY, EH?

Everton vs Chelsea – seemingly every action photo from the QPR game within seems to involve the ball 10 feet in the air.
WHAT WOULD OL’ BIG ‘EAD SAY, EH?

Byย Miles McClagan

Programme: Everton vs Chelsea

Date: 22 December 1984

Score: 3-4

Kids of a certain age won’t remember this, but Everton used to be REALLY good.

This programme comes from the 84/85 season when Everton won the league, the Cup Winners Cup and only lost the FA Cup final to a Norman Whiteside thunderbolt.

If not for the Heysel ban, they might have become champions of Europe the next season. And this programme from the festive fixture against Chelsea was the last game they lost in any competition until May…

Of course, this being this feature, we don’t really focus on any of that.

We focus on the quality that Everton provided throughout the season when it came to profiling their places. In this case, Darren Oldroyd – seen lounging at home with this cassettes, pennants and probably on the way to the pool hall.

Adrian Heath, meanwhile, was injured and in the company of a saucy nurse.

The programme was also kind enough to take us deep inside the riveting world of Gordon Watson’s tours of Goodison Park – look at how thrilled the YMCA tour group is to hear Gordon’s tales of Dixie Dean. Throw in a plug for Brian Moore’s VHS hits and memories, and you can find plenty of joys from England’s one-time top team… you’ll even learn where Sittard is…

Everton vs Chelsea programme

Our centrefold this week is Darren from Ormskirk.

Darren Oldroyd – hidden highlight is Darrens box of cassettes, and it’s always good to get a plug for OWEFC…

Everton vs Chelsea programme featuring Aidan Heath

Ah, I remember this movie.

Adrian Heath – he’s injured, but at least a nurse is on hand to help him out with his ailments.

Everton vs Chelsea programme

It’s a dream come true for wee Alison – she got a Le Coq Sportif kit to keep, and then got to meet a clearly thrilled Peter Reid.

Everton vs Chelsea programme

The Tropy Room? Eh?

Gordon Watson – the king of the kids. No one points at photos and thrills YMCA groups quite like our Gordon…

Everton vs Chelsea programme 1984

If you are showing this to kids to tell them Everton used to win trophies, you might need to tell them what a VHS tape is…

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