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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Saturday, April 04, 2009
    Across the Park: common ground
    EVERTON AT ANFIELD - CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND. There's a chapter title to conjure with. It refers to the first Everton team to win the league, in 1890/91, when based, as any fule kno, at Anfield. They'd been there since 1884 when on 27 September the very first Everton team beat Earlestown 5-0. You can tell I'm enjoying reading Across The Park, Peter Lupson's exploration of the tremendous amount of common ground that exists between our city's two clubs in history, including, the, er, common ground. Which, as any fule kno, we had first. It probably wasn't its intention but I'm certain that this book will be influential in supporting the proposal (which, in these times of economic realism, has growing credibility) for one stadium for the city.