It is funny but sometimes you just get flashbacks from childhood out of the blue.
As I said earlier I do not remember exactly how I became a Liverpool fan however something clicked this morning. Today is the 13th anniversary of my dad’s passing, and as I was going over childhood memories I remembered that dad was a Blackpool fan.
Dad loved football and out of my brothers and sister I was the only one who inherited the passion, his favourite player was Stanley Matthews and that would have explained why he supported Blackpool.
In the mid to late 70s & 80s Blackpool where always somewhere in the 2nd or 3rd division. As a young kid I would have looked at the standings in the paper which of course only published the 1st division. Maybe I could not find Blackpool and saw Liverpool and told myself, hey close enough :-)
Right after I finished typing this article I saw a headline that read “Blackpool to face Liverpool reserves today”, chills ran down my spine. Is dad sending a message?