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      Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      Sep 02, 2015 12:48:07 pm
      Happy Birthday Boss, how we could do with you now.
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      Reply #1: Sep 02, 2015 12:56:36 pm
      Happy Birthday Bill, hope you are not turning in your grave at the state of the club you built, always gone, but never forgotten R.I.P  :)
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      Reply #2: Sep 02, 2015 02:00:28 pm
      Read a book about Shankly last year, what a character! R.I.P.
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      Reply #3: Sep 02, 2015 02:14:08 pm
      Happy Birthday Boss, how we could do with you now.

      Happy Birthday Bill, hope you are not turning in your grave at the state of the club you built, always gone, but never forgotten R.I.P  :)

      Read a book about Shankly last year, what a character! R.I.P.

       :kop5cf8koxp6: :aaliverpool2xt1: :aaliverpoolwz0: :scarf: :clap: :clap: :clap: :ernaehrung004:


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      Reply #4: Sep 02, 2015 02:25:22 pm
      Many happy returns Boss,

       If only you could see us now,? I reckon you'd be pulling them curtains, Oh how we could do with some of your wisdom,

      YNWA
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      Reply #5: Sep 02, 2015 02:32:42 pm
      Happy birthday Bill, oh how I wish you were here to sort the club out for us, I know you are watching from heaven, will never forget you shaking my hand and having a few words with me.
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      Re: Happy Birthday Bill Shankly
      Reply #6: Sep 02, 2015 07:00:10 pm
      As far as I'm concerned, he is to football what Gandhi is to India.

      I'd say some of the current lot could learn a few things from him. But sadly, so much of it would go straight over their heads.

      Our spiritual leader.
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      Reply #7: Sep 02, 2015 07:26:52 pm
      Man oh man we were spoilt ,the legend lives on oh for someone of his stature right about now .
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      Reply #8: Sep 02, 2015 09:20:37 pm
      All the best Mr. Shankly.

      Apologies for the state of our Club at this moment in time.

      It'll all come good in the end.

      You'll Never Walk Alone.
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      Reply #9: Sep 02, 2015 09:22:52 pm
      Best wishes Gaffer.
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      Reply #10: Sep 02, 2015 09:26:24 pm
      Who?  :f_tongueincheek:

      Happy Birthday Boss. The Saviour of Liverpool Fc.
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      Reply #11: Sep 02, 2015 10:46:03 pm
      Growing up in Liverpool in the 60's and 70's wasn't a lot of fun but Bill Shankly made us all feel special he didnt manage just a football team he took upon himself the entire cities well being. He gave a sense of pride to everyone in the City and we all believed every single word he said because it wasnt bull sh*t it wasnt media speak it was what he believed and we all believed in him. What ever generation Bill Shankly managed in he would have been a winner. Its hard to believe its 40 years since he left the club and what a club he left and what a number two he trained in his own image. Genius of a man
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      Reply #12: Sep 02, 2015 10:55:05 pm
      He even trained a pretty amazing number 3, in Joe Fagan.
      2 European Cup finals in 2 years as manager.

      THESE 3 and then Kenny and Rafa epitomised LFC, as far as I'm concerned.
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      Reply #13: Sep 03, 2015 08:29:38 am
      Happy Birthday to the man who brought this club back to life the day he joined us in December 1959,R.I.P. Bill Shankly.
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      Reply #14: Sep 02, 2016 08:27:08 am
      "Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool."

      Bill Shankly was born 103 years ago today. Happy Birthday Dad!!! YNWA
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      Reply #15: Sep 02, 2016 09:58:59 am
      Happy Birthday to the man who brought this club back to life the day he joined us in December 1959,R.I.P. Bill Shankly.

      I can only add the same to my post,Thank you Bill Shankly for all the success you brought to Liverpool Football Club.We owe you big time.
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      Reply #16: Sep 02, 2016 10:04:08 am
      103 today hopefully he will be looking down on his LFC family.
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      Reply #17: Sep 02, 2016 10:46:10 am
      Still trying to get their Bill!

      Happy Birthday fella.
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      Reply #18: Sep 02, 2016 10:48:11 am
      Happy Birthday  Boss.

      You started it all.
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      Reply #19: Sep 02, 2016 10:55:22 am
      Many happy returns boss, wish you could see us now, J├╝rgen is building just like you did, and we turned out OK didn't we  ;)

      You can open the curtains now Bill, Everton are still Sh*te  ;D

      YNWA
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      Reply #20: Sep 02, 2016 12:00:28 pm
      You're in the best place Boss, you'd f***in hate it here now.
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      Reply #21: Sep 02, 2016 12:08:00 pm
      You're in the best place Boss, you'd f***in hate it here now.

      Aye makes you wonder if it's better off being on RAWK!

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      Reply #22: Sep 02, 2016 12:14:29 pm
      Aye makes you wonder if it's better off being on RAWK!



      Nah mate it's just as fu**ed up on there too.
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      Reply #23: Sep 02, 2016 12:15:37 pm
      Nah mate it's just as fu**ed up on there too.

      Like you said Shanks would be proud of his family!!

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      Re: Happy Birthday Bill Shankly
      Reply #24: Sep 02, 2016 12:37:18 pm
      Many many happy teturns shanks,Thanks for putting LFC on the road to so much glory and success and everything that was to follow.
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      Reply #25: Sep 02, 2016 12:49:32 pm

      You've all said it all.  YNWA.
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      Reply #26: Sep 02, 2016 01:13:34 pm
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      Reply #27: Sep 02, 2016 01:29:45 pm
      Read a book about Shankly last year, what a character! R.I.P.

      Not just a character, I'd say almost God-like when you see pictures like those of Him standing by Lime Street with all the fans behind him or him walking round the Kop with the League Championship trophy and the fans mobbing him.

      HScRed1's sig is absolutely right about the man!

      "The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That's how I see football, that's how I see life."

      Bill Shankly didn't just invigorate a football club he invigorated a whole city.
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      Reply #28: Sep 02, 2016 02:02:29 pm
      Like you said Shanks would be proud of his family!!



      It's a million miles away from his vision mate, mores the pity.
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      Reply #29: Sep 03, 2016 12:44:07 am
      Not just a character, I'd say almost God-like when you see pictures like those of Him standing by Lime Street with all the fans behind him or him walking round the Kop with the League Championship trophy and the fans mobbing him.

      HScRed1's sig is absolutely right about the man!

      "The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That's how I see football, that's how I see life."

      Bill Shankly didn't just invigorate a football club he invigorated a whole city.

      One of the greatest homecomings of all time was when Bill Shankly brought the F.A.CUP home to Liverpool for the first time in 1965.And what followed at Anfield on the Wednesday night against Inter Milan was out of this world.Memories of Bill and the LADs will stay with me forever.
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      Reply #30: Sep 05, 2016 11:31:17 pm
      The socialist ideology Shanks brought into the club, got everyone singing from the same song sheet.
      It generated a fanatical fervour of support not seen anywhere before or since.  It's that togetherness coupled with his individual genius and man management which eventually overcame all obstacles.
      There wasn't a club in the world at the time who wouldn't have swapped their manager for him.
      Unforgettable, irreplaceable.
      R. I. P.  Boss
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      Reply #31: Sep 06, 2016 09:31:40 am
      I doubt he is resting in peace he would be furious to see how his club has developed and how football in general has been taken away from the ordinary working man and his family.
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      Reply #32: Sep 06, 2016 02:15:24 pm
      One of the greatest homecomings of all time was when Bill Shankly brought the F.A.CUP home to Liverpool for the first time in 1965.And what followed at Anfield on the Wednesday night against Inter Milan was out of this world.Memories of Bill and the LADs will stay with me forever.

      I lost my wedding photos in the crush in Castle Street.

      She has never forgiven me.


      Mr Shankly- what a man. The greatest motivator of players I've ever seen.

      R.I.P. Boss.
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      Reply #33: Sep 07, 2016 08:21:30 am
      I lost my wedding photos in the crush in Castle Street.

      She has never forgiven me.


      Mr Shankly- what a man. The greatest motivator of players I've ever seen.

      R.I.P. Boss.

      I was in Lime Street on the Sunday they brought the CUP home,I had my lad who was 3 on my shoulders and the CITY OF LIVERPOOL was so alive.I was also at Anfield for the Inter Milan match and it was electric.Do you remember the raffles the club ran for the semi final against Chelsea,I was one of the lucky 10 winners and that was also a day (and night) to remember.
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      Re: Happy Birthday Bill Shankly
      Reply #34: Sep 29, 2016 06:17:53 pm
      35 years ago today, the Great man left us for good:

      RIP.











      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGgg9HHlz3c
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      Reply #35: Sep 29, 2016 06:46:16 pm
      Can't believe it's been that long since my hero passed, loved the man and everything he stood for, my old grandad was exactly the same, he believed in the same socialist views that everyone working together would achieve more, no bullshit, told you how it was, honesty, loyalty, like my grandad I wish I knew him better, I wish I could have shared a beer or two with him and absorb his wisdom,

      They broke the mould when Bill Shankly was born. What a man, what a legend and a absolute Gentleman.

      God Bless you Bill Shankly, RIP

      YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE




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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      Reply #36: Nov 05, 2016 02:46:32 pm
      I was looking for info about the u-23 game against Huddersfield,found this,https://social.shorthand.com/ExaminerHTAFC/3gLZqrqcOT/bill-shanklyNovember 5th 1956 he took over manager there.
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      Reply #37: Nov 05, 2016 02:51:22 pm
      I was looking for info about the u-23 game against Huddersfield,found this,https://social.shorthand.com/ExaminerHTAFC/3gLZqrqcOT/bill-shanklyNovember 5th 1956 he took over manager there.

      Brilliant.
      Thanks for posting this :)
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      Reply #38: Nov 05, 2016 02:55:14 pm
      60 years ago today and what a genius move that was too. 

      Strangely he was at Huddersfield who we're playing against today.
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      Reply #39: Nov 05, 2016 03:43:26 pm
      60 years ago today and what a genius move that was too. 

      Strangely he was at Huddersfield who we're playing against today.

      Just re read your opening post September last year on this thread saying "How we could do with him now".

      I think your prayers were answered Debs .

      I am sure that Shanks would be proud of J├╝rgen  ...... making the people happy.
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      Reply #40: Nov 05, 2016 03:50:41 pm
      Boss...

      Question: the statue of Shankly, was it paid for by the club or Carlsberg?...trying to find the article in which it was written that Carlsberg paid for it...

      Edit: found it...

      http://www.shankly.com/article/2408
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      Reply #41: Nov 05, 2016 04:07:25 pm
      Just re read your opening post September last year on this thread saying "How we could do with him now".

      I think your prayers were answered Debs .

      I am sure that Shanks would be proud of J├╝rgen  ...... making the people happy.

      I think he would too Skip.  We're in safe hands again 👍
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      Reply #42: Nov 05, 2016 06:18:47 pm
      I think he would too Skip.  We're in safe hands again 👍

      Just re read your opening post September last year on this thread saying "How we could do with him now".

      I think your prayers were answered Debs .

      I am sure that Shanks would be proud of J├╝rgen  ...... making the people happy.

      Pretty bold statement, but one I agree with.
      Affable in public, but has a real ruthless streak, and always ready with a quip and a grin.
      Gotta love Klopp.
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
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      Reply #43: Jul 13, 2017 04:03:35 pm
      Great news. BBC to screen football documentary that isn't about Phil Neville's kinky obsession with turnips or whatever pathetic excuse they can find to screen something Manc related.

      https://twitter.com/LivEchonews/status/885470585446379521
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      Reply #44: Jul 13, 2017 05:09:08 pm
      Great news. BBC to screen football documentary that isn't about Phil Neville's kinky obsession with turnips or whatever pathetic excuse they can find to screen something Manc related.

      https://twitter.com/LivEchonews/status/885470585446379521

      Brilliant, looking forward to something decent on TV for once.
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      Reply #45: Jul 13, 2017 07:31:16 pm
      Fantastic .

      Hope it educates the masses about the great man and what all the fuss was all about.



      RIP   Boss.

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      Reply #46: Jul 13, 2017 07:57:54 pm
      Is this just going to be on bbc Scotland only ?can get on sky thankfully .
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      Reply #47: Jul 14, 2017 08:32:59 am
      Fantastic .

      Hope it educates the masses about the great man and what all the fuss was all about.
       
      R.I.P.  Boss.



      Any Liverpool supporter who was not around in the Bill Shankly days (and the old standing KOP )  you will never know what you missed.
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      Reply #48: Jul 14, 2017 09:52:18 am
      Any Liverpool supporter who was not around in the Bill Shankly days (and the old standing KOP )  you will never know what you missed.


      There was Bill Shankly, the Kop chorus, a pulsating Anfield and success guaranteed,  Seems light years away.
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      Reply #49: Nov 11, 2017 08:14:34 pm
      Great news. BBC to screen football documentary that isn't about Phil Neville's kinky obsession with turnips or whatever pathetic excuse they can find to screen something Manc related.

      https://twitter.com/LivEchonews/status/885470585446379521

      This is on BBC 2 Scotland tomorrow night. Is it on elsewhere across the UK?
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      Reply #50: Nov 11, 2017 10:17:28 pm
      This is on BBC 2 Scotland tomorrow night. Is it on elsewhere across the UK?

      No, but if you have sky, bbc 2 Scotland is channel 970 at 9 and can be viewed nationwide if you get my drift
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      Reply #51: Nov 11, 2017 10:28:40 pm
      No, but if you have sky, bbc 2 Scotland is channel 970 at 9 and can be viewed nationwide if you get my drift

      Good you noted that. If people don't have it on Sky then it will be available on iplayer. It's a real shame that the BBC won't broadcast it nationally.
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      Reply #52: Nov 11, 2017 10:35:36 pm
      Good you noted that. If people don't have it on Sky then it will be available on iplayer. It's a real shame that the BBC won't broadcast it nationally.

      Especially with the endless manc documentaries the bbc have shown, class of 92, Salford, rooney, bobby charlton
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      Reply #53: Nov 12, 2017 01:32:44 am
      Especially with the endless manc documentaries the bbc have shown, class of 92, Salford, rooney, bobby charlton

      Yep. Not even subtle.
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      Reply #54: Nov 12, 2017 06:40:00 am
      All the bigwigs from FSG should be made to watch every second of the Bill Shankly documentary.Hopefully they will see what a club like Liverpool can achieve when a good manager has the backing of the board and a good secretary.
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      Reply #55: Nov 12, 2017 01:32:29 pm
      I appreciate Bill Shankley.
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      Reply #56: Nov 12, 2017 01:33:46 pm
      All the bigwigs from FSG should be made to watch every second of the Bill Shankly documentary.Hopefully they will see what a club like Liverpool can achieve when a good manager has the backing of the board and a good secretary.

      Did he always have the backing of the board though? Famously he'd fall out with them and resign once a year over disagreements with the  board.

      His famous holy trinity was a dig at the board in all essence


      Not enough to spell his name right though 😁
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      Reply #57: Nov 12, 2017 01:47:19 pm

      Did he always have the backing of the board though? Famously he'd fall out with them and resign once a year over disagreements with the  board.

      His famous holy trinity was a dig at the board in all essence

      Not enough to spell his name right though 😁

      hahahahahah   ;D
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      Reply #58: Nov 12, 2017 02:42:36 pm

      Bill Shankley ? Was he a pirate too ?



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      Reply #59: Nov 12, 2017 08:36:53 pm
      What's the title so I can find it on the iplayer please
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      Reply #60: Nov 12, 2017 08:43:57 pm
      What's the title so I can find it on the iplayer please

      It's called 'Shankly: Nature's Fire'.
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      Reply #61: Nov 12, 2017 09:03:43 pm
      Fiddlesticks! I meant Shankly.
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      Reply #62: Nov 12, 2017 09:56:12 pm
      Did he always have the backing of the board though? Famously he'd fall out with them and resign once a year over disagreements with the  board.

      His famous holy trinity was a dig at the board in all essence

      Not enough to spell his name right though 😁

      My memories of Bill Shankly are he always had the backing of T.V.Williams and Peter Robinson and as I recall we were all shocked when Bill Shankly resigned.I recall that famous quote of his that the board are only there to sign the cheques when buying players.
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      Reply #63: Nov 13, 2017 09:38:39 am
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      Reply #64: Nov 13, 2017 10:55:58 am
      Truly "Great" manager Bill Shankly.
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      Reply #65: Nov 13, 2017 01:00:56 pm
      Is there anyway I can watch this in the states? All the BBC links I'm seeing are for England only folks.
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      Reply #66: Nov 13, 2017 02:22:16 pm
      Just watching this now on BBC I-Player, brilliant documentary and some excellent points made by contributors when comparing the game Shankly was involved in to the business it his today.
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      Reply #67: Nov 13, 2017 09:17:38 pm
      Just seen the documentary,  tremendous stuff
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      Reply #68: Nov 13, 2017 09:36:39 pm
      I played on the right wing for Lister Utd in the Tuebrook Junior League u12's,u14's then u16's..must've been 75-77
      We were a top team and a great bunch of lads.
      Year after year we'd be up there fighting for trophies.
      In my final u16's game in the May we played in a final at Three Butt Lane,family and friends in attendance and none other than Sir Bill Shankly was to be honoury guest and would be not only watching the game but he would be presenting the trophy to the winning team..
      Guess what?
      We got beat :(
      so you can imagine how gutted I was going up to collect my runner up medal from Sir Bill..
      At full time I stood in line and in tears as we went up one by one..
      Dressed in his immaculate tweed blazer with his windsor knot red tie he shook my hand and nearly crushed it! :laugh:
      looked me in the eye and said
      "You were brilliant today son, I was watching you up and down that wing full of spirit ,your mum n dad must be proud of you"

      Always remember that..

      His attention to detail became the foundation of our legacy
      Shankly's devotion and game knowledge mixed with the rest of the boot room boy's was and will always remain the envy of world football.

      As a lifelong supporter of this great club of ours I'm indescribably proud to have had a tiny minuscule connection with this great man during my lifetime.

       
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      Reply #69: Nov 13, 2017 11:30:00 pm
      Here's a picture of the title winning u16 team I mentioned in my previous post..
      I'm second from right front row..looking all young and innocent on it ! :laugh:
      Probably taken around the time of that infamous final..
      My brother reckons it was taken at Maiden Lane,Breckfield which was the Tuebrook sports leagues ground for Sat/Sun footie..still is apparently.
      No idea what the other lads are up to now.. maybe some of the locals may recognise a few individuals?
      Brilliant team, won the league that year, pipped to the double with a shady cup final defeat in front of Sir Bill..

      Note the Luton Town home kit as our first strip.. ;D

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      Reply #70: Nov 14, 2017 09:03:54 am
      Iplayer is messing with tv license now, so i'm unable to watch on iplayer via smartdns.

      Here is video:
      https://weshare.me/ce488c6af0b843e8/BBC_Shankly_-_Nature_s_Fire_960p_25fps_12.11.2017-CFC4Ever.mp4
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      Reply #71: Nov 14, 2017 06:08:11 pm
      Iplayer is messing with tv license now, so i'm unable to watch on iplayer via smartdns.

      Here is video:
      https://weshare.me/ce488c6af0b843e8/BBC_Shankly_-_Nature_s_Fire_960p_25fps_12.11.2017-CFC4Ever.mp4


      Thanks for posting that video, just watched it all, brought back many happy memories, but with a tinge of sadness too, what a great man he was though.
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      Reply #72: Nov 14, 2017 07:29:15 pm
      Watched it last night very good, the man was a genius. How different to todays namby pamby players
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      Reply #73: Nov 14, 2017 07:39:32 pm
      I played on the right wing for Lister Utd in the Tuebrook Junior League u12's,u14's then u16's..must've been 75-77
      We were a top team and a great bunch of lads.
      Year after year we'd be up there fighting for trophies.
      In my final u16's game in the May we played in a final at Three Butt Lane,family and friends in attendance and none other than Sir Bill Shankly was to be honoury guest and would be not only watching the game but he would be presenting the trophy to the winning team..
      Guess what?
      We got beat :(
      so you can imagine how gutted I was going up to collect my runner up medal from Sir Bill..
      At full time I stood in line and in tears as we went up one by one..
      Dressed in his immaculate tweed blazer with his windsor knot red tie he shook my hand and nearly crushed it! :laugh:
      looked me in the eye and said
      "You were brilliant today son, I was watching you up and down that wing full of spirit ,your mum n dad must be proud of you"

      Always remember that..

      His attention to detail became the foundation of our legacy
      Shankly's devotion and game knowledge mixed with the rest of the boot room boy's was and will always remain the envy of world football.

      As a lifelong supporter of this great club of ours I'm indescribably proud to have had a tiny minuscule connection with this great man during my lifetime.
      Fantastic story mate,and one hell of a treasured memory to have.
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      Reply #74: Nov 15, 2017 03:07:40 am
      No Shankly, No Liverpool FC
      Simple as that.
      He was the seed and the soil, the sun and water, the visionary, innovator and bedrock of all that we are.
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      Reply #75: Nov 15, 2017 06:14:33 pm
      The are no characters like Shankley anymore, with the exception of maybe Klopp. But he wouldn't last today with the self loving players who are mostly mercenaries
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      Reply #77: Sep 03, 2018 07:04:42 am
      No Shankly, No Liverpool FC
      Simple as that.
      He was the seed and the soil, the sun and water, the visionary, innovator and bedrock of all that we are.

      I used to go to Melwood with my mates when it just was a couple of buildings.

      No security .... we used to actually stand pitchside watching the training and the man himself leading the lads of the day.

      Memories never to be forgotten.
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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      Reply #78: Nov 18, 2018 03:42:28 pm
      On BBC Sounds Now.

      Interview with Sue Mc Gregor  and  Shanks in 1979 .

      Quotes " I've got books.    I've got books worth a fortune ..... to me."

                 " Have you been to Workington ? Its halfway across the Atlantic ! "

      He mentions how fantastic it was after he retired to stand on the Kop.  None of us then realised at the time what a privilege that was and the legacy it would lay down for the future.

      Fantastic listening to him.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06s0mk3
      « Last Edit: Nov 18, 2018 04:08:03 pm by MIRO »
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      Reply #79: Nov 18, 2018 04:08:07 pm
      he had that mesmeric quality to his voice he held people in a trance when he spoke.
      I remember his town hall speech it was "Presidential" . Love the man and his words still make so much sense today

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