I have had many idols in my life but only one true hero.
Dave Hickson made me an Evertonian. More than anyone, or anything, he was responsible week in, week out for me making the journey by bus and tram to Goodison Park. As a somewhat timid seven-year-old he gave me the courage to dare.
In the eyes of my generation of Blues, Dave was a colossus. In my seven-year-old eyes he was simply the greatest centre-forward on the planet. In my 67th year on that planet I am still of that opinion.
Thank-you ‘Cannonball Kid’ for the Inspiration.
Love always, Bill.