That Michael Thomas Moment

May 26, 2020 12:49 pm Published by Dave Scholes

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What were you doing 31 years ago today?

Me, I woke up at 6am and put on a full football kit!

  • The final match of the 88–89 football season
  • Liverpool vs Arsenal at Anfield
  • Top 2 in Division 1 (retro)
  • Arsenal had to win by 2 clear goals to be champions
  • Liverpool hadn’t lost in 5 months

This is BIG at 12…actually this is still BIG I remember that day as if it was yesterday. Listening to the game on a radio in a caravan, with my dad…me still in full kit.

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE – The commentator kept saying it and I was 12, he must have known more than me!

Arsenal scored just after half time but it was NOT ENOUGH! I sat in silence…80mins…85…90…91

THEN…Lukic to Dixon…Dixon to Smith…Smith to Thomas…

‘Michael Thomas…It’s up for grabs now’…


6 months ago I sat in a room with 8 other business owners and was asked how I would feel when my business succeeds. I described that moment from 26th May 1989

  • Pure joy
  • Pit of the stomach emotion
  • Achieving the impossible, against all the odds
  • One person’s actions, making a difference to thousands

6 months on we’re not quite there yet, but John Lukic has definitely rolled the ball out to Lee Dixon. We are on our way Michael…

What’s your Michael Thomas moment?

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