GT93 wrote: ↑
September 12, 2020, 2:58 pm
Keep up LYM. We've
spent a lot of money on some chaps who can find the back of the net. Preseason Everton supporters' hopes are high. By the way, I'm not Catholic.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Everton became known as the Catholic club mainly as a result of successful Irish players such as Tommy Eglington, Peter Farrell, and Jimmy O'Neill, as well as manager Johnny Carey. - wiki
The question of whether Everton, founded in 1878, has traditionally been the club of Merseyside’s Catholic and, in particular, Irish, communities is a contentious one with even academics who have looked into the issue apparently divided on the matter.
Clearly, Liverpool FC has a great many Irish supporters and loyalties on Merseyside itself are decidedly mixed these days with many families divided down the middle but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that, historically speaking, the city’s Catholics were more inclined to become “Blues” and little firm evidence, it seems, to contradict the idea.
Natives of the city as diverse as Cilla Black, the protestant sociologist John Williams and the long-time Labour MP for Walton, Eric Heffer, have all suggested that that was the perception locally. Tommy Smith, the tough tackling Anfield hero who joined Liverpool in 1960 recalled: “Pop Moran (Brother James Quinton Moran, then headmaster at Cardinal Godfrey School in Anfield) even tried to turn me off football at Anfield – Catholics were traditionally Everton supporters and players, Liverpool were the Protestant team. Pop honestly thought that being a Catholic I wouldn’t be happy at Anfield.” - https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer ... -1.1655070
'We've' ??? Your only interest in Everton is as a means to stir the pot.