Everton in the 80s – Everton blow title race wide open

Our look back at the 1985-86 season continues with the Boxing Day fixture at home to Manchester United. That seasons title race was the tightest for sometime (probably until this season), with eight or nine teams in contention for much of the campaign. Everton had endured a difficult start to the season but were powering … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – Everton blow title race wide open

Everton in the 80s – The title is on!?!

Our look back at the 1985-86 season and Everton's defence of the title continues with a fantastic away win to put the Blues within touching distance of the teams at the top. Coventry City 1-3 Everton Everton made it four away wins in a row with an impressive 3-1 win at Highfield Road. A crowd … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – The title is on!?!

Everton in the 80s – Disastrous home defeat makes title a long shot

Our look back at the 1985-86 season continues with a disappointing loss to lowly Leicester City. At the half-way mark of the league season Everton find themselves at a crossroads following Saturday's shock home defeat to lowly Leicester, who completed the double over the champions following a 2-1 win. It was Everton's 6th league defeat … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – Disastrous home defeat makes title a long shot

Everton in the 80s – Unstoppable Lineker seals win over West Brom

Our Everton in the 80s feature looks back exactly 28 years to the 1985-86 season. On Saturday 7th December 1985, Everton made the trip down the M6 to the West Midlands for a league fixture with West Brom. After a low-key start to the season the Blues are in the midst of a fantastic run as they continue … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – Unstoppable Lineker seals win over West Brom

Everton in the 80s – Lineker scores again as Everton win at the Dell

Our look back at the 1985-86 season continues with Everton’s late November trip to the South Coast to take on Chris Nicholl’s Southampton. Everton continued their pursuit of Manchester United and Liverpool at the top of the Division One table thanks to a dramatic three-two win over Southampton. Everton picked up a much need win … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – Lineker scores again as Everton win at the Dell

Everton in the 80s – Everton 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Saturday 23rd November 1985 In front of 27,860 fans at Goodison Park league champions Everton had to settle for a share of the spoils with Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest. After a goalless first half the second half was a lot more entertaining with both sides searching for a vital 3 points to propel them back … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – Everton 1-1 Nottingham Forest

Everton in the 80s – Everton begin preparation for the arrival of Clough’s Forest

Our Everton in the 80s feature is focusing on Blues defence of the Division One league title during the 1985-86 season. Everton are right back in the championship race after a hard-fought 4-3 win over Ipswich Town increased the pressure on the teams above them in the league table. There are lots of midweek Milk Cup … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – Everton begin preparation for the arrival of Clough’s Forest

Everton in the 80s – The season so far

Our Everton in the 80s feature continues with a look back at the 85-86 season as at the 17th November 1985. Everton's dramatic win over Ipswich Town closed the gap to leaders Manchester United by two points, but still left Howard Kendall's Blues in sixth place in the league table. Having scored 37 goals in … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – The season so far

Everton in the 80s – Everton come from behind to edge 7 goal thriller

Our daily Everton in the 80s feature looks back on this day in the 1985-86 season. Howard Kendall's side were looking to defend their Division One Championship, but after a difficult start to the season the Blues find themselves battling to catch Manchester United and Liverpool at the top of the table. Everton edge a … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – Everton come from behind to edge 7 goal thriller

Everton in the 80s – Reid and Mountfield missing for trip to Ipswich

Our daily Everton in the 80s feature continues to look back at the 85-86 season with a focus on the team news ahead of the weekend trip to Ipswich. With Manchester United opening a significant gap at the top of the table and with Liverpool managed by Kenny Dalglish in second, Everton will know that … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – Reid and Mountfield missing for trip to Ipswich