Christopher T. George
I am a long-time Liverpool FC fan, born January 10, 1948 in Liverpool Maternity Hospital Street, the same hospital where John Lennon was born eight years earlier. My mum and dad and I emigrated to the United States by January 1955. I returned to go to school in Liverpool in the “Swinging Sixties” while living with my maternal grandparents, during which time I was able to stand on the Kop at Anfield and experience the Reds winning the First Division Championship in 1963-1964. Attended first team and reserve matches with my maternal grandfather George T. Matchett and elder brother Liverpool music hall comedian Billy Matchett. Able to be at Wembley in May 1965 to see the Reds win the FA Cup in extra time for the first time versus Leeds United due to the flying header from centre forward Ian St. John. I returned to the U.S. in August 1968. I now live with my wife Donna in Newark, Delaware, and am a member of the Official Liverpool Supporters Club located in Wilmington, Delaware. We regularly gather at Catherine Rooney’s pub in Trolley Square, Wilmington to watch the team play. My poems have been published worldwide.