Jim Keoghan is a lead local Everton writer who has had success with a variety of books. This past week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jim to discuss the current game, Everton squads and histories.
WHAT MADE YOU GET INTO WRITING?
I had been a keen follower of all kinds of sports from a young age, I worked in a bank which I hated, so I decided to literally write down my ideas and basically used all the free sites I could to write.
Quite often there is a time when a manager will make his mark. Iconic moments which are remembered through time. Kevin Keegan has his ‘I’d love it if we beat them’ interview while Jose Mourinho’s had many but running down the Old Trafford pitch to celebrate with his Porto players sticks in the memory.
The shock news that broke earlier in the week that midfielder Gbamin has picked up another serious injury could scarcely have been worse news for Everton. It’s the 2nd big injury he has now experienced (and really the third if you separate the initial thigh injury with the requirement for surgery when it flared up again).
Spencer took me to my first Everton game in November 1995 (vs Sheffield Wednesday) – just a few months after we’d won the FA Cup. Given we haven’t won anything since, I guess that was a bad idea.
He spent so much time trying to get me into other things too; golf at the Arrowe Park pitch and putt, war history, and anything to do with ships and planes, but none of these things stuck.
Need something for the arl fella for father’s day?
Or perhaps just something to cheer him up now in these crazy times…
Everton Mishmash – The history of Everton Football Club in one image.
From derby days to cup triumphs, to when Muhammad Ali shadow boxed with Everton fans in Hyde Park – we used all our platforms to invite Evertonians to provide their favourite Everton moments.
The world is now going into a deep and sharp recession. With each week that passes increasing indicators are available to strengthen this conclusion. In America we have unemployment figures akin to the Great Depression, accept what took 4 years in America to arrive at took little over 4 weeks in 2020. In the UK the news on the levels unemployment came as a surprise. It rose to over 2 million and its highest level since the mid 90’s, overtaking the 2008 crash in a single month.
Cenk Tosun wants to prove himself at Everton and his priority is to remain at the club.
Tosun, 28, joined Crystal Palace in January and made five appearances for Roy Hodgson’s side scoring once before suffering a anterior cruciate ligament injury in training.
Palace did have the option to make the move permanent, but opted against bringing