Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson has lent his support to a charity single taken from a new football film Everton: Howard’s Way.
The film, directed by Rob Sloman, tells the story of the 1984/85 Everton team which won the league title and the Cup Winners’ Cup under the club’s most successful manager Howard Kendall.
The song, Everton Forever, plays over the end credits of the film and was composed by The Toffee Collective and the Everton in the Community Spirit Choir, whom Ferguson joined to film the official music video for the song and the official movie soundtrack.
A portion of the profits from the downloads of the Everton Forever single will go to Everton in the Community, which runs more than 40 social development projects.
Ferguson said: “It was an amazing film. It was great to see all the old footage, the tremendous achievements of the mid-80s team, and obviously Howard being such a legend of the football club, it was emotional to see that.
“I thought the song was brilliant, honestly. I think it’s a great tune and I think they’ve done a fantastic job. I even knew a couple of the words as well!”
Paul Mason from The Toffee Collective said: “We wrote this as Everton fans for Everton fans, and just to hear this now that it’s going to take another lease of life from the film on its own, is a wonderful experience for us. It is musically influenced by the bands and sounds of the 80s with a chorus Goodison Park could easily sing aloud.”
Musician Keith Mullin, who as part of The Farm reworked All Together Now for the 1995 Cup Final which Everton won, and who is now part of The Toffee Collective added, “The aim of the single is to highlight the invaluable and amazing work Everton in the Community do to support the people of this great city. Everton is a club of the people, for the people.”