Dogs Of War

Dogs Of War

  • Venue: The Citadel
  • City: St helens
  • Postcode: WA10 1PX
  • Show Time: 20:00
  • Ticket price: £ £16.50 (inc booking fee)


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Joe Royle, Dave Watson, Joe Parkinson & Barry Horne. "The Dogs of War,  are coming back for more"
Compere, music & entertainment from The Mighty George Farmer.
What a night this will be.
Relive the 1995 FA Cup Final and the rounds leading up to that fantastic day at Wembley.

One phrase from that now-distant era became engrained in Everton folklore and stamped on the hearts and minds of those who witnessed the dogged determination that ensured success for Everton: the Dogs of War.

Joe Royle Manager, epitomised Everton FC,  especially in  the 1994/1995 season, he put his stamp on what was expected from his players. 

Dave Watson captain was a rugged and reliable centre half. His performance never dropped anything below excellant, an inspirational and an exemplary captain. When he took over as captain from Kevin Ratcliffe, Ratcliffe described his succesor as "the best centre half I've ever played with". 
Evertons midfield consisted of: The industrious true-blue Barry Horne and the best defensive midfielder that Everton have had for decades by a country mile, Joe Parkinson. 

The dogs of war midfield began with the 2-0 win over Liverpool when Joe Royle took over from Mike Walker.  It operated for most of that tumultuous 1994-95 season, and was a vital building block for Everton's rare top-six finish the next season. Joe Royle originated the Dogs of War catchphrase unintentionally.
Parkinson (who had the potential to become a world-class defensive midfielder), and Horne who blossomed in a way that nobody could have ever dreamed, to assume the brief status of a folk hero with the Everton faithful.

If you have tapes of our games from the Dogs of War era, please check them and you can see that Joe Parkinson was an exceptional player who won the ball, could take a quick dribble and release passes that 9 times out of 10 went to an Everton player.  He hardly ever lost the ball.

The Mighty George Farmer
Started as a solo act in late 2018, independently writing, recording and gigging at pubs, clubs and bars across Northwest England.
Self-funded debut album ‘THAT NORTHERN GRIT’ was released independently in Oct ‘20, made possible with upcoming freelance producer and front man of Bright Town, (Liverpool) Tom Corfield at the controls. Mastering by multi-award winner Mike Cave. (Loft Mastering, Liverpool, UK).
With football never being far from the agenda and a love for its subculture, so followed an anthemic 4 track EP ‘RAISED ON THESE TERRACES’ which was released on FA Cup First Round day 6th Nov 2021. The EP received high praise and promotional support from Merseyside club Southport FC

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