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Blind School At HomeEdit

An obsolete expression used before the days of political correctness when a manager was asked whom he would like to draw in the FA Cup. These days this phrase has been replaced by the sterile "Anyone at home."

Howard Kendall was left to rue his use of the answer when his Everton side did indeed draw the Blind School at home in the 1996-97 FA Cup third round.

As a bitty affair headed towards a replay, the plucky visitors scored a disputed winner, leaving hundreds of partially-sighted supporters to invade the pitch and chair off their heroes (as well as many irate Everton players).

"Fair play to them, they were the better side," Kendall wailed after the final whistle. "Listen, there's no shame in this result - if they play like that they will go far in this competition."

Kendall was wrong, the Blind School were seen off 3-1 by an uncompromising Leyton Orient outfit at Brisbane Road.

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