The Football Transfer Tavern likes to keep things in the family. My landlord inherited the tavern from his father and his father from his. Furthermore, my Dad used to work behind the bar, here, when he was fresh out of school.
Keeping the family theme going, we were having a discussion with a few of the punters, the other day, about fathers and sons in football.
Our resident hipster brought up that Brazilian legend Rivaldo, while playing for Campeonato Brasileiro Serie C side Mogi Mirim, retired, last month, playing his last game alongside his son.
A Red Devil regular, naturally, mentioned former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and current Peterborough United manager, Darren Ferguson.
The most interesting father and son story involved former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen. In 1996, son Eidur replaced father Arnor during Iceland’s 3-0 friendly win over Estonia.
It was refreshing to have a conversation that wasn’t about team rivalry, full of opinion and delusion.
Well, it wasn’t until a Liverpool fan piped up with this ‘father and son’ story involving Brendan Rodgers…
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