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      Bill Shankly appreciation thread.

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      Frankly, Mr Shankly
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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      Reply #64 : Nov 13, 2017 10:55:58 am »
      Truly "Great" manager Bill Shankly.
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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      Reply #67 : Nov 13, 2017 09:17:38 pm »
      Just seen the documentary,  tremendous stuff
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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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      Re: Bill Shankly appreciation thread.
      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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