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Geoff grew up about a mile from Goodison Park in nearby Bootle in the early 1960s. He used to ask for the back kitchen door to be left ajar so he was able to hear the cheers and groans from the Everton crowd. When Liverpool were playing the door remained firmly shut! His first match was a 3-0 victory against Sunderland in the successful 1966 FA Cup run and he attended games regularly in the following years. Although lucky enough to have seen many successful teams such as the mid 80s teams under Howard Kendall his favourite time was and remains the teams over the years 1968 to 1970 with the magnificent midfield trio of Kendall the player, Alan Ball and Colin Harvey. Kendall was his favourite player followed by the short lived but explosive forward play of Alan Whittle (uncle of current player Tom Davies). Football is in his blood albeit distantly as 2 of his great uncles were professional footballers, one of them, Billy Blunt, was top goalscorer for Wolverhampton Wanderers a long long time ago! Geoff lives near Blackpool now but gets to the game at Goodison as often as he can. When not supporting or writing about his beloved Blues he is either walking his 2 Cyprus rescue dogs Grace and Doris or playing bass with his rock covers band SKRATCH or holidaying in the UK or Europe.

Young winger extended: Everton Youth news round-up

Higgins impressed in the second half of the season for Tait’s side

Everton Under-19s hit form to progress in Premier League Next Gen Cup

Youngsters learning to cope with the Indian heat

Young Everton wilt in the Mumbai heat against Wolves

Wolves cruise to a 4-0 win in Wednesday’s Premier League Next Generation Under 19 contest

End of season trip to India for young Everton side

A select Under-19 squad is heading out for the Premier League Next Generation Cup

Everton Youth Round-Up - Goals not hard to come by for Under-21 & Under-18 sides

Goals not hard to come by at youth level

Everton Under-21s shine against Leicester

Fine attacking display by Paul Tait’s young side

Honours even in Merseyside Under-21s derby

Late leveller for the Reds after Blues go down to 10 men

Wolves Under 21s tear toothless Toffees apart

Revenge swift and sweet for the Midlands outfit against Everton’s youngsters

Impressive Everton Under 21s hound Wolves out of Finch Farm

Dominant first half saw Blues take and retain a 3 goal lead

Six-goal thriller in another late show for Everton Under-18s

Thrilling comeback by youthful Everton side against Leeds