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Phil Jevons Discusses Everton Role Models, Youth Cup Triumph & Scoring Winner At Anfield



Phil Jevons Discusses Everton Role Models, Youth Cup Triumph & Scoring Winner At Anfield

The most recent visitor on our Bred a Blue podcast sequence is former striker Phil Jevons.

Jevons joined the Everton Academy as a schoolboy and went on to make 9 senior appearances beneath Walter Smith.

He remembers his early days at Netherton and Bellefield when the ‘pleasant and difficult surroundings’ helped him develop, taking part in alongside the likes of Leon Osman, Franny Jeffers, Danny Cadamarteri, Michael Ball, Richard Dunne and Jamie Milligan.

Jevons additionally performed towards worldwide footballers when he reached the reserve group: “We performed Manchester United at Previous Trafford they usually had Scholes, Jordi Cruyff and Solskjaer.”

The Liverpool-born centre-forward helped Everton to win the FA Youth Cup in 1998 and the FA Premier Reserve League in 2001 – and in between he made his senior debut away at Blackburn Rovers.


“I’d been prime scorer for the reserves for 3 years on the run, so I felt like I used to be prepared,” Jevons stated. He went on to have a hand within the Everton purpose in a 2-1 defeat: “I performed an early ball to Don Hutchison and he discovered Bakayoko who scored.”

The flip of the century was a difficult time to be a younger striker at Everton as a result of the competitors was intense. Jevons was battling with Duncan Ferguson, Franny Jeffers, Kevin Campbell, Nick Barmby, Ibrahim Bakayoko and Danny Cadamarteri for a beginning position.

It was the following arrivals of Joe-Max Moore and Mark Hughes that satisfied Jevons that his future lay past Goodison Park

“Joe-Max Moore was a superb participant and an excellent lad however I didn’t suppose he was any higher than I used to be,” he says. “However my squad quantity went up from 20 to 26 so I had an inkling!”

Jevons left Everton with no regrets and throughout the podcast dialog he reveals the participant who had the most important affect on him throughout his time with the senior squad.

“He was implausible with me. He was the final word skilled, match as a fiddle. He advised me the way to dwell my life, the way to eat and the way to practice.”

He left Everton in 2001 and joined Grimsby City, for whom he scored a never-to-be-forgotten League Cup winner at Anfield towards Liverpool!

“I nonetheless get Evertonians coming as much as me to speak about that purpose!”

Jevons went on to have private and group success with Yeovil City and Bristol Metropolis earlier than winding down his taking part in profession and shifting into teaching – beginning off on the Everton Academy the place he was concerned within the growth of Kieran Dowell, Nathan Broadhead, Liam Walsh, Tom Davies and Calum Connolly.

Jevons left Finch Farm to affix Sunderland and he speaks truthfully and with readability concerning the ruthlessness of senior teaching environments.

It’s one other fascinating soccer story that has its roots on the Everton Academy.

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