Whether you are a football fan or not, it is impossible not to notice there is World Cup football fever all around us on the eve of this widely anticipated festival of football. The shops are full of Brazil themed clothing and accessories and world cup flags representing all the nations taking part have started to appear blazened across the outside of pubs and bars.
The World Cup in Brazil also coincides with Father’s Day, so whilst thinking of some gift ideas for Sunday 15th I thought it would be a good idea to see what footy related items I could find out there that may just do the trick.
As a devoted Evertonian, my husband will be hoping that Leighton Baines and Ross Barkley can help lead England to World Cup glory again and repeat England’s finest footballing moment which was way back in 1966. He has reliably informed me that the victorious England team included Ray Wilson at left back who was an Everton player at the time.
So thinking about that 4-2 World Cup Final victory Over Germany at Wembley Stadium, enabling Bobby Moore to proudly hold aloft the Jules Rimet trophy on home soil, I decided to see what inspirational gifts I could get my hands on which encapsulate that historical moment.
One of the items I came across that really grabbed my attention is a fabulous 1966 signed photo cover which is available from the Post Office Shop, signed by unlikely hat- trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst. I have been told on numerous occasions that in the lead up to the 1966 World Cup England’s goal machine was Jimmy Greaves, but due to injury he lost his place to Sir Geoff and the rest as they say, is history… or until next time he tells me at the very least.
There is a feeling that Ross Barkley might just be the one England player to emerge as a superstar on the world stage just as Sir Geoff Hurst did all those years ago. And if that is indeed the case there will be one very happy England and Everton fan in my household…. Would I ever hear the end of it?
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