How it all began…
Don’t be fooled too much by the branding and the name – it’s basically a one man band that happened by accident on the 20th February 2021.
A freelance graphic and web designer for many, many years with suddenly a lot of time on my hands after losing the majority of my work overnight in early 2020 when the first lockdown impacted.
Long story short, the idea for the Neville Southall ‘Greatest player ever to pull on a red shirt’ had been in my head for at least 2 years. In the week before the derby I got a single t-shirt made just to see how it would look. It came back and looked really good but was unfortunately too big for me, so I passed it on to a friend and that was the end of that – or so I thought. Anyway, he wore it for the match and posted several pictures on Facebook wearing the t-shirt. An Everton win certainly helped with momentum and within hours he was being asked by several people where he had bought the shirt.
That night and with far too many San Miguel inside me, I set up this website to take orders and thought nothing more of it. I woke up the next morning with around half a dozen orders which I was totally amazed by! Lo and behold NYCHYL had been born!