A Bit More About Us
As a family we have lived in Blackpool since our dad, Tom White signed for Blackpool FC in 1968, who paid Crystal Palace £20,000 for his services. He made his debut for the Seasiders on March 16, 1968, in a single-goal victory over Aston Villa at Bloomfield Road. He went on to take over the centre-forward role left vacant by Gerry Ingram’s departure to local rivals Preston North End.
In his first season at Blackpool, he teamed up with Tony Green, Tommy Hutchison and Alan Suddick. Unfortunately injury curtailed his playing days at Blackpool, however he did return as a director and filled in as caretaker manager for a short spell.
A Footballing Family
Unfortunately…. football skipped a generation with me (Gordon) and John (we did try), but our dad and his brothers did enough for us all. Three brothers from Musselburgh, Scotland and all became professional footballers.
The Three White Brothers
Left to right: John, Tom and Eddie
I don’t think our dad or Uncle Eddie would be upset to say the more famous of the three was our Uncle John (John Anderson White) who played for Tottenham in the double winning side.
Our Dad (Tom) with his brother John
The man himself John “THE GHOST” White
If you’re interested, you can see more about our dad at his website.
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