The story behind Howard Kendall’s successive Everton team is explored in Howard’s Way trailer

It’s a hard life being an Evertonian isn’t it?

Whilst the new season has been a bit of a mixed bag so far, many long-serving supporters will recall how difficult times were for Everton back in the early 1980s.

When the great Howard Kendall took charge of the club in 1981, they endured a tough couple of seasons which included a humiliating 5-0 home defeat to neighbours Liverpool.

But as we all know, Howie and his Everton team were able to turn their fortunes round with remarkable results. The story of that success has now been given the big-screen treatment via an upcoming documentary film due for release in a couple of months time.

Entitled Howard’s Way, the official trailer has finally been released and looks set to be a real treat for Evertonians past and present.

The synopsis reads:

EVERTON – HOWARD’S WAY tells the definitive story of Everton FC at the very peak of their powers in the mid-1980s.

After a decade of struggle and misfortune Everton became the best side in the land. Even better than their all-conquering neighbours, Liverpool! They won the FA Cup, thrashed Man Utd 5-0, beat Liverpool, home and away, and then strolled to the league title with a record amount of points.

They steamrollered the great Bayern Munich and won a first ever European trophy and, for a time, were probably the best side in Europe. We will never know for sure – because they couldn’t prove it…

This is more than the tale of Howard Kendall, a man with Everton in his blood – it is the story of a team intent on greatness and a city united in defiance. A story told by all the heroes of the day – the men that made history.

The documentary will feature never-before-seen footage as well as interviews with several key players from that legendary team including captain Kevin Ratcliffe, strikers Andy Gray and Graeme Sharp, midfielder Peter Reid and goalkeeper Neville Southall.

Rob Sloman directs the film with die-hard supporter David Fehily heavily involved along with The Farm guitarist Keith Mullin who is music supervisor and composer.

Howard’s Way will be streamed on November 11 with the DVD available to pre-order on Amazon (link:

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