I’m currently travelling around the world, I have two nights left in South America before heading over to New Zealand.
I’ve passed through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. All the time you are aware of the passion South Americans have for football. Boca v River in Buenos Aries, the passion of Newells Old Boys from Rosario, the endless number of dirt football pitches even at 3,000 meters above sea level in the middle of nowhere in Bolivia.
When any local ask me where I’m from they always respond with the same question, City or United. (I live in Manchester) a surprising number know about the team in Tangerine when I explain I’m a Blackpool fan.
Every county I’ve been too also has a terrible history or civil wars, dictators etc. The south Americans have a little temper let’s say.
I’ve been keeping up with events at home, the results, the lack of signing, fans wanting to know where the money has gone.
All I can say is it’s a good job that Blackpool aren’t based in Argentina or Chile as there would have been full scale rioting, instead everyone has hit the message boards to display their anger.
If I had been in deepest, darkest Amazon Jungle and could only receive scores then its been a good start to the season, 12 points on the board from 7 games and in 7th place.
Things could be worse…. it will be interesting to see how we fair in the next few months as I travel in New Zealand!