He scored a goal in our 2-2 draw with the shite at Goodison on 18th October 1980 in front of a 52,565 crowd but many may be surprised to know where Joe McBride is now?
Young Joe put Everton two up on that day after just 21 minutes after Asa Hartford had put us ahead before, as Gordon Lee said, we hung on for a draw. The team that day was McDonagh, Gidman, Bailey, Wright, Lyons, Stanley, McMahon, Hartford, Latchford, Eastoe. Sub:O'Keefe
Joe says it was a mistake to leave Everton and he has been much travelled since moving on in 1982 ending up where he is now, as 1st team coach for Premier side Cardiff City!
He moved from Goodison Park to Rotherham United in 1982 and then again, to Oldham Athletic two years later. In 1985 he returned to Scotland and Hibernian, enjoying three seasons at Easter Road prior to moves to Dundee, East Fife, Albion Rovers, Livingston and finally, Hamilton Academical.
Joe hung up his boots after making three appearances for the Accies in 1996, moving to Celtic as a Youth coach that year. He would stay at Parkhead for twelve seasons, leaving in 2008 and subsequently assisting Willie McStay at Újpest FC in Budapest, Hungary. In 2010 Joe returned to the United Kingdom to take a role at Watford under Malky Mackay, for whom he was appointed first-team coach following Malky's move to Cardiff City in the summer of 2011.
Joe spent three years at Everton, playing 64 games scoring 11 goals, playing alongside the likes of Bob Latchford, Martin Dobbo, Mick Lyons, The Rat and Sharpy.
Joe said: "I was lucky enough to score in a Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Goodison Park."
"We led 2-0 against a Liverpool team who were probably the best in the world at that time. But Liverpool then turned it on and I cannot remember a bigger hiding in my career. We hung on for a 2-2 draw and were grateful for the final whistle."
"But I loved my time at Everton and, looking back, leaving was a mistake."
"I could have stayed, but I was young and couldn't be guaranteed a starting place. Who can have that guarantee? I realise that now, but I left and moved on."
Good luck in the Premiership Joe, we will give you are warm Goodison welcome on your return and thanks for scoring against the shite!
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