10:22 17th March 2017
The 1952/53 season – the era of Burbanks, Bly, Jensen and Gerrie, and the season in which Andy Davidson made the first of his 579 appearances for the Tigers.
It was also the last time that a Hull City side recorded a victory over this weekend’s opponents Everton at Goodison Park.
August 23rd 1952, almost 65 years have passed since a win was last celebrated in the blue half of Merseyside.
That’s a long time, although it is important to remember that the two clubs have spent many of the intervening years in different divisions, with Saturday’s trip to Goodison Park only the sixth league visit since that two-point haul.
It came on the opening day of 52/53 in a second division clash. The previous campaign had seen Everton pushing for promotion, while the Tigers had just done enough to avoid relegation.
However, the new season got off to a fine start under manager Bob Jackson. Two goals from Viggo Jensen, a Danish amateur-turned-professional, earned a 2-0 victory.
It was the first of two victories over Everton that season, a goal from Irishman Terry Murray securing a 1-0 win at Boothferry Park just before Christmas, but it was Everton who finished two points and two places (16th) above the Tigers in the final table.
Any sort of victory over the Toffees this weekend would no doubt delight those heading over to Merseyside as Marco Silva’s men look to give their survival hopes another boost.
Hull City: J Robinson, W Hassall, T Berry, W Harris, C Franklin, D Durham, J Linaker, T Murray, S Gerrie, V Jensen, E Burbanks.