Everton in the 80s – Returning Reid fires Everton top

Our regular Everton in the 80s feature continues with a look back at the 1985-86 season. The Blues had endured a difficult start to their defence of the First Division Championship, but had out a fantastic string of results together to propel the team back into title contention. Gary Lineker was enjoying a tremendous season … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – Returning Reid fires Everton top

Everton in the 80s – “We shall not be moved”

Our Everton in the 80s feature continues to look back exactly 28 years to the 1985-86 season. Everton had won the Division One Championship the year before and after a poor start to the season were fighting their way back into title contention on the back of a rush of goals for Gary Lineker and … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – “We shall not be moved”

Everton in the 80s – On the march with Kendall’s army

Our Everton in the 80s feature continues to look back on the 1985-86 season. Everton under Howard Kendall had built a team which was full of goals, unfortunately they were shipping them in at the other end as well which meant that going into the festive period the Blues were looking up at the main … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – On the march with Kendall’s army

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 80’s – Everton dumped out of the cup!!!

The 1980's was the most successful decade in the history of Everton Football Club. Our series looks back at this day 28 years previously and focuses on the fortunes of Howard Kendall's Everton as they looked to defend the First Division title they had won the previous season. Everton 1-2 Chelsea - Milk Cup Fourth … Continue reading Everton in the 80’s – Everton dumped out of the cup!!!

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 – 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 6-1 Arsenal

Everton in the 80's Welcome to our new regular feature tracking Everton in the 1980s. Our latest contributor is Daniel Wood, author of the @Footballint80s Twitter account. Daniel will be posting regular updates from this day in history starting from 11th November 1985. This retro look at Everton and 80s football in general is sure … Continue reading Everton in the 80s – Everton 6-1 Arsenal