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The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace supported by Everton in the community presents: ‘A Night with the Everton Legends’

April 4, 2013 | admin

Join us at a unique sporting supper to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the IRA bombing in Warrington and recognise the role Everton Football Club played immediately after the incident and their continued support of the Foundation for Peace and the Parry family.

When: Friday, April 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM (BST)

Location: The Park Royal, Warrington, WA4 4NS

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Everton legends Peter Reid, Neville Southall, Dave Watson, John Bailey and Howard Kendall will be joining guests to share their unique blue recollections of everything football and much more at a supper to take place at the Park Royal Hotel in Stretton.

Following the bombing: Howard and Dave visited Tim Parry in Walton Hospital’s Neorosurgical Unit after he was transferred from Warrington Hospital, and they also attended his funeral, so you will readily understand the emotional ‘pull’ that these players have with the Parry family and our Foundation.  Everton’s support has continued with help from the Everton in the Community Foundation who are also celebrating 25 years of operation this year.

The event includes a late bar, a meal at the Park Royal and speaker entertainment from our guests.  Guests are welcome to stay at the hotel and can contact the Park Royal directly quoting they are visiting the event to seek the best rates.

Pre-sale demand for tickets is already high and they are now on sale at £30 per ticket or £300 for a table seating ten.  Please note there is a booking charge of £1 per ticket to cover the cost of the transaction.

This is a sporting event open to all whether they be blue, red, green or any other colour.

Our guests:

Peter Reid joined Everton in 1982. He helped the club win domestic and European honours including the football league twice.  In 1985 he was voted as the PFA players’ player of the year. He came fourth in the world soccer player of the year award. He also won 13 caps playing for his country.  He was part of the England team in the 1986 World Cup and the 1988 European Championships.  He then went on to a career in management and works extensively across the media.

Neville Southall MBE is a Welsh former international football described as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation. In 1980 he joined Everton and went on to make a club record 578 appearances in the football league and Premier league (750 in all competitions). Heishonours with the club include a European cup winners cup medal, first division championship medal twice, an FA Cup winners medal twice, and an FA charity shield winners medal four times. He left Everton to join Torquay United in 1998. He has gained a number of accolades most notably he was named as one of the hundred greatest players of the 20th century by world soccer magazine.The legendary former Wales and Everton goalkeeper isaffectionately known as ‘the binman’ – his new autobiography is titled accordingly.

Howard Kendall joined Everton in 1967 where he played in midfield with Alan Ball and Colin Harvey, the trio gaining the nickname the “holy trinity.”  They went on to help Everton win the football league first division in the 1969–70 season and then in the next three seasons he captained Everton.  He returned to Everton as manager reaching the league cup final and winning the FA Cup.  Everton won the league championship and the European cup winnerscup and reachedthe final of the FA Cup in 1984–85. During his time at Goodison Park, he built a new team proving to be one of the finest of all time. He has managed across Europe and had two further spells as manager at Goodison. He has been inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution as a manager to the English game.

Dave Watson played the vast majority of his career for two clubs Norwich City and Everton.  He moved to Everton in 1986 and remainded at Goodison Park for 15 years. He was an integral part of the Everton side throughout the 1990s. He captained Everton to beat Manchester United in the 1995 FA Cup final. He captained Everton to sixth-place in 1996 and following season took over as manager for the final few weeks of the season overseeing Everton’s Premier league survival. He moved into management with Tranmere Rovers and has continued to work in football with the likes of Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and most recently has been working for Newcastle United.

John Bailey played for Everton in the 1984 FA Cup Final He began his career at Blackburn Rovers as an apprentice in 1973, turning professional in 1975 and making 120 league appearances for Rovers when he was transferred to Everton for £300,000.

Everton were managed by Gordon Lee when Bailey arrived, but after two seasons new manager Howard Kendall took over and Bailey playes as the team maintained their progress under Kendall with a second successive top 10 finish. He was in the side that won the FA Cup in 1984.  His 15 league appearances in 1984-85 were enough to merit a league championship medal, but he played just one league game in 1985-86 before being transferred to First Division rivals Newcastle United in October 1985.

After retirement he returned to Everton as a coach.

Mark Langley is a comic impressionist with a vast array of characters, with a good pedigree in comedy having been fortunate enough to work with John Bishop, Jason Manford and Steve Coogan on the comedy circuit. Whilst on the After Dinner Speakers circuit he works with Howard Kendall, Ian St John, Joe Royal, John Aldridge, Neville Southall, Jan Molby, Ian Snodin and Alan Kennedy amongst others..

View Mark’s showreel here: