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Strange case of Dean hitting London town.


GAMES gainst Chelsea have, rather unusually, provided reasons to be cheerful for Bluenoses this season.

But there was a time when wins over the Londonders were routine. In his excellent book, 'Everton Strange But Blue', Toffee stat-king Gavin Buckland recalls the day Dixie Dean put five past Chelsea in the opening 32 minutes.

His preparation for the game? A few pints the night before and a kip in the trainer's room at Goodison.

Evertonians in the capital will also be glad to know the Dixie Dean Story, a unique show narrated by Dean's biographer John Keith, hits London in May. See it at Westminster Kingsway College Theatre on May 21.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 1, 2010
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