‘It’s Not Ideal’ – Everton Coach Kevin Sheedy Diagnosed With Bowel Cancer

Chris Wright

22nd, August 2012


By Chris Wright

Terrible news emanating from Goodison today in that Everton’s academy coach, Kevin Sheedy has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and will undergo surgery later this week.

Former Ireland international Sheedy, who played 369 times in ten years at Everton between 1982 and 1992, stoically reacted thus: “It is not ideal, but I have to remain positive.”

There’s an understatement for you.

Best of luck Kev, and a huge ‘get well soon’ to the man who once flicked the ‘Vs’ at The Kop…

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  1. PatBlueIre says:

    Completely gutted to hear the news today. One of the greatest ever toffees and probably one of the most undervalued Irish players to ever kick a ball.

    Best of luck to him.

  2. plops says:

    Ha, not ideal indeed. Reminds me of some old guy I saw on some shite rescue programme – he’d fallen down a cliff and landed on a small ledge. He rang 999 and said he was in a spot of bother. Can’t argue with that.

  3. GordyBear says:

    So Sorry To Hear the Bad News About Kevin Sheedy I m Not an Everton Fan But my Older Brother Is i am Sure Kevin will Fight This 100 per Cent Having Had a Growth on My Kidney Two Years Ago Mine s was Caught Early So if i can Hopefully Beat it I m Sure Kevin Can Best of Luck in Your Fight You can Do It

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