Jordan: My Chance to Add Chapter to Family History

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Byline: BY ANDY ROSE

TOM JORDAN is relishing the chance to put the family name back in the headlines on Merseyside this Saturday.

The Havant and Waterlooville man wasn't even born when his father Joe earned the controversial penalty that helped Scotland to victory over Wales in a World Cup qualifying decider at Anfield in 1977.

The dubious spot-kick, converted by Don Masson, put Scotland on the way to Argentina - and their passage was confirmed when Liverpool hero Kenny Dalglish scored on his home ground to make it 2-0 three minutes from time.

Jordan junior, an Evertonian, said: "There is a fair bit of history there for my family and dad still gets stick from Welsh fans for the 1977 game.

"Even in private though, he is 100%certain he didn't handle it. I've seen it a couple of times on video and try to give him stick over it but he stands by his guns.

"Anyway, he says they won the game 2-0 so it didn't matter in the end. That's his story and he's sticking to it.

"It's only sinking in now that we have the opportunity to play at Anfield. …