Tales from the Gwladys Street


Book Details


David Cregeen, Jonathan Mumford




Sep 8 2009



About The Author

David Cregeen

David Cregeen first visited Goodison Park in 1981. The humour and passion shown by the fans that day convinced him to support the Blues and he has followed Everton ever since. After a spell in the Royal Navy, David became a college lecturer and now works as a PE teacher. He is a qualified football coach and helps coach the Merseyside County FA under-18 team.
David, who has written articles for academic journals and fitness magazines, lives in Liverpool with his wife Cheryl and their twin boys, Jonathon and Thomas who are also keen Evertonians.

Jonathan Mumford

Jonathan Mumford’s first experience of watching Everton was the 1989 F.A. Cup final. That day, in his adolescent naivety, he was at Wembley as a Liverpool fan. With strong guidance from his father, Steve, he saw sense and became an Evertonian.
A keen sportsman, Jonathan represented England at badminton as a junior and has recently completed his first marathon but following Everton is his first passion. Jonathan, a languages teacher, lives in Liverpool with his wife, Victoria, and is a season ticket holder in the legendary Gwladys Street end at Goodison Park.

Fans have been having a rough time of it in recent years. Clubs have hiked their admission prices while TV demands have resulted in odd kick-off times which often mean long and difficult journeys. But still they flock to football matches. Tales from the Gwladys Street tells the story of one club, Everton, through the mouths of their fans and players. Gwladys Street is the legendary ‘end’ behind the goal at Goodison Park that contains the biggest concentration of the club’s supporters.?The resulting stories show how obsessive football fans can be and how they seek humour in every situation. The stories are from Evertonians but the type of experiences recalled are not unique to one club. You don’t have to know what Nil Satis Nisi Optimum means or get goose-bumps when you hear the Z Cars theme to enjoy it. Books on Everton usually concentrate on the club and the players, this Everton book spotlights the fans. “nothing but the best is good enough” (Everton’s motto)