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Nor should it
alcoholics can act like ####s, I know I lived with one, that doesnt mean they are ####s, they are ill.
Maximus.....as we all know it was a different time in the 80's....
I seen the video of Peter Reid talking about Howard giving him a crate of Guinness to Recover......
The Howard Kendall years brought me the best years of my life following Everton.....
Tell all books by people like Nevin will never Tarnish my image of Howard Kendall...
I've known about HK and the booze for a while (I think most of us do to some level), but at this stage the less I know the better. It ruined him and seriously damaged EFC. Very sad.
Watching old highlights you do wonder what if we'd won the FA Cup final in '89...
HK comes out of it looking terrible. Couple of anecodotes
- being pissed during a game to the point the players were making tactical changes on the pitch
- excluding Nevin and Hinchy for not being drinkers
- Mo Johnston missing training for being on the lash, going in to apologise to HK who opened a bottle of champagne and polished it off with him
Says also that there was a clear divide between the older players and the new signings (Cottee etc) which never really went away. He does say that if we'd won the 89 Cup Final he feels that team could have lifted off though, but as it was it all fell away.
The best anecdote was big Nev challenging the players to beat him with long shots and spending 10 minutes saving all of them without using his hands. Amazing.