The forgotten champions: the Howard Kendall masterclass that delivered Everton's last title in 1987

Sep 23, 2021, 11:30 PM

In the 1984/85 season, Everton had become champions of England for the first time in 15 years. The following season they had to watch their title slip away across Stanley Park to Liverpool, despite having the country's leading goalscorer wearing blue. By 1986/87, with Gary Lineker off to Barcelona, the chances of the title returning to Goodison Park looked remote. The Forgotten Champions, by TFT's Paul Mc Parlan, tells the story of how a Howard Kendall-inspired Everton battled against the loss of key men, a crippling injury crisis, and the perils of plastic pitches to emerge as champions once more.