My Dad worked at Liverpool Web Offset printing press in Bootle in the late 60's/70's printing stuff like the Bootle Times.
Working alongside him, in and out of the darkroom was a photographer called Eddie "Scoop" Barford.
Eddie used to get to go to both Anfield and Goodison with his trusty Rolliflex camera and cover the games for the Echo.
Back then, photographers would position themselves either side of the goal, lying on a sheet of tarpaulin waiting for that ultimate money shot
"Good lad Eddie" me ol man tells me, very funny bloke, went on to work in Old Hall st at Echo HQ when the Bootle press closed.
Anyways.... Dad can't remember when exactly it was but both Liverpool and Everton had home FA Cup ties on the same day, same kick off time, which happened a few times in the late 60's early 70's ( how mad is that, when you think about it nowadays)
Eddie thought he could scoop the money shot from each game by lying at the side of the Kop goal first half then legging it across Stanley Park and sitting at the side of the Park end goal for the second half of the Blueshite game.
Half time score at Anfield = 0-0 ( Eddie never photographed a goal
Half time score at Goodison = 2-1
Full Time score at Anfield = 0-0
Full time score at Goodison = 2-1 (Eddie never photographed a goal
Poor Eddie.. shuffled back to the darkroom without any back page goal celebration shots..
Hilarious stuff !
There's also a cracking photo taken from around the dugout area looking towards the Kop of Sir Roger Hunt scoring and half a dozen photographers either side of the goal have their heads down looking into their camera lenses taking the photo whilst Eddie has his head up watching the match
Some of the older members may remember/know him? and even the actual match day, although I'm told there were loads of occasions when both clubs played at the same time at home..
Scotty road must've been interesting after the final whistle..