Contacting Pete re: Match Tickets 2024/25

99.9% of match ticket applications now come in by e-mail – – which actually makes applications easier to keep track of and is my preferred method.
The ESCLA phone line has been discontinued but members may call me on  my regular phone – members will find the number on their membership cards – given there are now so few phone calls, calls are no longer restricted to set times  – members wishing to phone may do so at ANY time ( the first comedian who tries me at 3 in the morning will be liquidated).


Tribute at Goodison on Saturday.

Sad news from Norway that another well known past ESCLA member, Siggy Oie, died February 9th.

Siggy travelled with ESCLA in the 1980’s and 1990’s and was still getting to Goodison regularly with the Norwegian Everton Supporters Club right up to the pandemic. He was a well known sports journalist in Norway and great ambassador of the Everton cause. On behalf of ESCLA I would like to send deepest sympathy and condolences to his wife Marianne and the family for their sad loss.

Ann, John Collings, Siggy, Pete Leach c.1986
I think this was probably at the Midland Hotel, Liverpool c.1980


Ians’ funeral will take place on Monday 19th June at 2pm at Vinters Park Crematorium, Bearsted Rd, Maidstone ME14 5LG and after
at Maidstone United, Gallagher Stadium. Anyone that knew Ian is welcome.

With great sadness I  report that ESCLA member and  one of our most regular match goers, I don’t think he had missed a game this season,  Ian Risdon, died May 15th. Our thoughts are of course with his wife Karen, and young family, Liam, Jessica, Niamh and Ryan. ESCLA regulars will know that at most matches he was in company with one or two of his children. On behalf of  all his friends at ESCLA I extend heartfelt and deepest condolences.  Phil Turner, ESCLA member and friend of Ian is, with Karen’s blessing, arranging  for an Everton Crest wreath on behalf of his fellow friends and travellers, and if anyone would like to make a donation towards please e-mail me, .

Paddy McGrath

Sad news reaches us that one of our original ESCLA members, Paddy McGrath has died.
Paddy had many friends in the Everton community nationwide but ESCLA’s regular travellers from the 1970’s and 80’s will have many fond and interesting memories of him. On behalf of ESCLA I would like to send deepest sympathy and condolences to Paddy’s family for their sad loss.

Nick Brennan has sent me a couple of links Paddy’s friends will like to visit –

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