Although I absolutely love living in Spain and have no plans to return to England any time soon, I do miss going to Anfield to see Liverpool in action. However, as I’ve grown older, watching the Reds in person isn’t as important to me any more.
As a dad, I get more of a buzz in knowing that my son and daughter are regular match goers. Watching them provide running commentary during their trips to Anfield and sharing their photos with me on the way there and back and of course while at the game is great. It does it for me. I have a responsibility with the KopTalk website to be available during Liverpool games so it’s not like I can down tools every time there’s a match. But that’s fine with me.
I can’t imagine me ever missing a game back in my teens or even my twenties but as I’ve grown older, I’ve grown a bit disillusioned with the English game today compared to the English game that I followed as a youngster. I no longer worship footballers and in all honesty I have little time for them.
I do though watch every Liverpool game that is televised and having invested in a huge High Def projector and a multi-satellite system, I never miss a Liverpool game, including Saturday 3pm kick-offs. Thanks to my existing set-up I can watch any Liverpool game no matter whether they’re broadcast on Sky/ESPN or not. If I didn’t have such a set-up, I’d go insane. Instead of pissing my money up the wall every weekend like a lot of blokes do, I prefer to put my money into ensuring I can follow the Reds home and away. Ironically it’s easier watching English football outside England! Bizarre I know but I understand that they can’t broadcast Saturday 3pm games in the UK as the smaller clubs would suffer.