I was just seven when Liverpool last played Real Madrid in the European Cup Final. I remember it well because, as a young Evertonian, I supported Real Madrid.
Being an Evertonian is a lifelong allegiance that I acquired by chance. I did not inherit a football team from my cricket-mad Indian Dad. Growing up in the Wirral, in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, a mixed race kid in possession of a scouse accent, I think my Mum thought it might be a good idea if we knew something about football too. She says I could say ‘Kevin Keegan’ by the age of three, …read more