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      RIP The Saint

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      RIP The Saint
      Mar 02, 2021 09:27:51 am
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      Reply #1: Mar 02, 2021 09:33:39 am
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      Reply #2: Mar 02, 2021 09:34:20 am
      RIP saint. Another legend lost
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      Reply #3: Mar 02, 2021 09:35:49 am
      Ah no. Very sad to hear this.

      A true legend, thank you for playing your part in making this club what it is.

      Condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace

      ST JOHN
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      Reply #4: Mar 02, 2021 09:36:15 am
      Just read the very sad news that Ian St John has died. The club announced it this morning, he was 82. RIP. YNWA.
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      Reply #5: Mar 02, 2021 09:38:08 am
      RIP Saint

      A true legend
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      Reply #6: Mar 02, 2021 09:42:14 am
      Liverpool FC deeply saddened by Ian St John passing.


      Liverpool Football Club is deeply saddened by the passing of Reds legend Ian St John, aged 82.

      The former forward made 425 appearances for the club over the course of a hugely successful decade between 1961 and 1971, scoring 118 goals.

      Under the management of Bill Shankly, St John was the scorer of one of the most iconic goals in Liverpool’s history when he netted in extra time to secure our first ever FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Leeds United in 1965.

      League title wins were achieved either side in 1964 and 1966, while the Scot had earlier helped the Reds into the First Division by gaining promotion in his first season following his transfer for a then club-record fee of £37,500 from Motherwell.

      St John sadly passed away on Monday evening following illness.

      Ian’s family have released the following statement: “It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that after a long illness we have lost a husband, father and grandfather.

      “He passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside.

      “We would like to thank all the staff at Arrowe Park Hospital for their hard work and dedication during these very difficult times.

      “The family would be grateful for privacy at this extremely sad time.”

      The thoughts of everybody at the club are with Ian’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.

      RIP Ian St John 1938 - 2021
      https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/427370-liverpool-fc-deeply-saddened-by-ian-st-john-passing

      RIP



      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOVgQirRu8A

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u59t5QpcoMk
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      Reply #7: Mar 02, 2021 09:42:18 am
      RIP, one of Shankly's many important signings in the 1960s
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      Reply #8: Mar 02, 2021 09:44:19 am
      Shanks went as far as to say his signing with big Ron was the turning point
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      Reply #9: Mar 02, 2021 09:51:41 am
      Ian & Greaves were a class act together. RIP
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      Reply #10: Mar 02, 2021 09:58:34 am
      Yeats and Ian St John signing in 1961 was the turning point for Liverpool FC.  They all played their part in probably why we're all here talking about the club.

      Don't think he's been very well on and off for a while.  Rest in peace Saint!

      Ian & Greaves were a class act together. RIP

      Although not as good as Ian and Roger were!
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      Reply #11: Mar 02, 2021 10:04:54 am
      Great ex Liverpool player RIP Ian St John.
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      Reply #12: Mar 02, 2021 10:10:08 am
      Very sad news.

      Ian is an absolute club legend.

      Condolences to his family.

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      Reply #13: Mar 02, 2021 10:11:28 am
      Terrible news a true legend RIP Saint.
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      Reply #14: Mar 02, 2021 10:26:38 am
      My dad's hero. My hero's hero.

      My dad used to always tell me about the header when he sort of jumped backwards and headed the ball in (FA Cup Final, maybe?).


      When you see the Liverpool FC documentaries and see him talking, there's not a person I've ever seen that looks back on their playing days as fondly as Sainty. You can see the pride in his eyes and also the sadness that those days had gone.

      Seen him a few years ago coming out of a place where he had just had a pedicure over here on Wirral where he lived 🙂

      Rest in Peace, Saint. A True legend.

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      Reply #15: Mar 02, 2021 10:48:28 am
      RIP Saint

      Too young to remember him playing but remember him broadcasting and loved watching the Saint and Greavsie show on Saturday midday , when there was World Cup and European qualifying games they always had the goal highlights of Portugal and other nations was the only place to watch it then. that show was the start of all the football shows that we have now on sky and other channels.

      RIP Saint
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      Reply #16: Mar 02, 2021 10:50:30 am
      Saw him play many times and met the great man and Ron Yeats many years ago at a function in a pub near Kirkby,
         RIP Saint.
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      Reply #17: Mar 02, 2021 10:52:27 am
      RIP Saint - YNWA
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      Reply #18: Mar 02, 2021 11:33:30 am
      "We're playing Leeds, the scores 1-1...." 🎶

      RIP
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      Reply #19: Mar 02, 2021 11:40:00 am
      RIP Saint

      Too young to remember him playing but remember him broadcasting and loved watching the Saint and Greavsie show on Saturday midday , when there was World Cup and European qualifying games they always had the goal highlights of Portugal and other nations was the only place to watch it then. that show was the start of all the football shows that we have now on sky and other channels.

      RIP Saint

      I remember watching the Saint and Greavsie as a kid every Saturday and every interview about Liverpool his eyes lit up,he loved the club.RIP,YNWA.
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      Reply #20: Mar 02, 2021 11:45:35 am
      RIP Saint :(
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      Reply #21: Mar 02, 2021 12:12:50 pm
      RIP Ian St John.

      My mum's favourite when she was younger.

      The Saint will forever be remembered for scoring the winner when we first won the FA Cup.

      "Up popped the head of Saint John"
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      Reply #22: Mar 02, 2021 12:24:22 pm
      When you see the Liverpool FC documentaries and see him talking, there's not a person I've ever seen that looks back on their playing days as fondly as Sainty. You can see the pride in his eyes and also the sadness that those days had gone.

      Know exactly what you mean.  Well said.
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      Reply #23: Mar 02, 2021 12:42:03 pm
      My dads all time hero ,he is devastated as we all are.Was only watching him on LFCTV a few weeks ago talking about our great club and he really was getting quite emotional,so yeah WAHS post was bang on.
      R.I.P saint & deepest condolences to your family  , you are & will always be fondly remembered .
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      Reply #24: Mar 02, 2021 12:42:27 pm
      Ian St John.   Sunrise 7/6/1938 - Sunset 1/3/2021  RIP Saint


      Another sad day for our club & Family, Ian St John a true Liverpool Legend, too young to have seen him live but like most have seen plenty of footage of his playing days, Shanks loved him, he said he along with Ron Yates was the turning point which allowed Liverpool to build on the success we all adore today,

      His battles with Leeds are legendary, getting sent off for fighting fellow Scot Billy Bremner, I think Saint chinned him first, would loved to have seen them two in a boxing ring, Saint wasn’t to be messed with as you may imagine, his fiery temper hailed from his up bringing in Motherwell and with it the steel in which the town is famous for, they don’t make them like Saint anymore, hard as nails but as fair and honest as they come, and why Shanks loved him so much,

      The documentary of Liverpool winning the cup for the first time in 1965, watch it again, and look out for the sparkle in Saints eyes, and later when he and his mate Ron Yates relived the moment of presenting the cup on the balcony of St George’s hall, bursting with pride,


      RIP Ian St John   You’ll Never Walk Alone


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      Reply #25: Mar 02, 2021 12:44:01 pm
      Very sad to hear of the passing of a real Liverpool legend. Well remember him scoring the winner for our first F.A. cup at Wembley from a cross by Cally. A great man, who loved Liverpool F.C. Rest in peace, Ian.
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      Reply #26: Mar 02, 2021 12:57:35 pm
      RIP, always came across as a really classy guy, top footballer as well.
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      Reply #27: Mar 02, 2021 01:02:58 pm
      R.I.P. Saint.
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      Reply #28: Mar 02, 2021 01:23:55 pm
      Rest in peace Saint. A part of your soul will always remain at Anfield.

      Can’t remember which local church had a poster up.
      “What will you do if Christ returns to earth.”
      Some one wrote under it,

      Move St John to inside right!

      Had a good laugh with him about that at a presentation dinner in the 80s.
      True Liverpool  legend.
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      Reply #29: Mar 02, 2021 01:43:55 pm
      RIP.
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      Reply #30: Mar 02, 2021 01:53:33 pm
      RIP Saint.
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      Reply #31: Mar 02, 2021 02:44:55 pm
      As we all know the term legend is used far too easy these days. But if you had to name 10 genuine Livetpool legends the saint makes that list every time
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      Reply #32: Mar 02, 2021 03:37:19 pm
      He really was & still is part of LFC folklore.
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      Reply #34: Mar 02, 2021 04:30:05 pm
      I was one year old when St John lay horizontally in the air, for what seemed like seconds and bullet headed the winner at Wembley against Leeds in extra time to give us that first FA Cup win and send the red half of Merseyside into a state of Ecstasy, from which we have never recovered  ;D

      Here we are 56 years later and watching that same goal still sends shivers down my spine (even better in colour)

      A lovely man and a fantastic ambassador for the club, he will be sadly missed...

      RIP Ian St John  :(

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      Reply #35: Mar 02, 2021 06:46:59 pm
      My brother is named after Ian St John sad day rest in peace
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      Reply #36: Mar 02, 2021 06:55:20 pm
      RIP Ian St John. Condolences to his family
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      Reply #37: Mar 02, 2021 06:58:22 pm
      RIP Saint. A true LFC legend. YNWA.
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      Reply #38: Mar 02, 2021 07:06:32 pm
      RIP

      Legend , never saw him play but his program with Greavsie was brilliant and hasn’t been matched
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      Reply #39: Mar 02, 2021 07:17:53 pm
      RIP Saint. A legend.
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      Reply #40: Mar 02, 2021 07:52:53 pm
      The word legend is used far to often these days, but with St John it is the right word. Great player and a real gentleman.

      R.I.P. Ian St John.
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      Reply #42: Mar 02, 2021 10:46:22 pm
      Just watched a lovely tribute about him on the news, lovely lovely man, met him quite a few times over the years and he was always such a gentleman on and off the pitch.

      Condolences to his family at this sad time, been quite poorly for a few years unfortunately, but he'll always be well remembered as a real true Liverpool legend and hero.

      RIP Saint...you'll never walk alone.
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      Reply #43: Mar 02, 2021 11:03:25 pm
      Saw him play late sixties.
      Watched in awe as a kid when he went horizontal to head the winner in the '65 Cup Final.

      Sadly missed. Another Red legend.

      Condolences to his family.
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      Reply #44: Mar 03, 2021 01:21:44 am
      I'm too young ( maybe the last time I ever say these words ) to have seen him play, but I mostly remember him for the Saint and Grievsie shows in the 80's.

      Most of you will have seen this, but in case not

      :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEV1VaB0ins
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      Reply #45: Mar 03, 2021 01:28:19 am
      RIP Saint

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      Reply #46: Mar 03, 2021 06:31:16 am
      Saint and Greavsey was my favourite program on a Saturday morning when I was a kid, only really found our about his playing career when I was older. What a legend.
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      Reply #47: Mar 03, 2021 10:45:19 am
      Loved the saint, old connection between my wee club motherwell and LFC.

      What a player and what a man, sad times. :-(
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      Reply #48: Mar 03, 2021 04:14:44 pm
      https://youtu.be/OeUNBr6WvYw

      As Shankly said 'he liked a scrap, he did like a scrap'.
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      Reply #49: Mar 03, 2021 07:35:40 pm
      Like most of us here, I was not around when he played for us, but he got over 100 club goals, an achievement that generally doesn't get the credit it deserves compared to what other forwards have scored for us over the years.

      I was around for the last year of his TV show. He carried the whole show really, and always kept it together when Greaves interrupted him mid sentence, which was often.

      But he was an emotional character, and he struggled to fight back the tears as a pundit on Sky, when the team and club disintegrated before his eyes during Rafa's last season. The fans let everyone there know that it was 50 years since Shanks first game in charge. Just as that day though, we lost the game.

      More recently, he was co commentator on our station for the home game v Wolves two seasons ago. With his faltering and barely audible voice, clearly he wasn't in great health at the time, but he was brave enough to do it, when more regular pundits in better health should have, and for whatever reason didn't bother. But there's only one word to describe him really. Legend.
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      Reply #50: Mar 04, 2021 08:36:40 am
      Scouser is touring America on holiday and stops in a remote bar in the hills of Nevada. He's chatting to the barman when he spies an old Native American sitting in a corner.
      "Who's he?" asks the Scouser.
      "That's the Memory Man," says the barman.
      "He knows everything. He can remember any fact. Go and try him out."
      So the Scouser wanders over and asks: "Who won the 1965 FA Cup Final?"
      "Liverpool," replies the Memory Man.
      The tourist is amazed.
      "Who did they beat?"
      "Leeds," comes the reply.
      "And the score?"
      "2-1."
      Scouser tries something more specific.
      "Who scored the winning goal?"
      Native American does not even blink:
      "Ian St John."
      The Liverpudlian returns home and regales his relatives and friends with his tale, and he's determined to return and pay his respects to this amazing man.
      Ten years later he has saved enough money and returns to America. After weeks of searching through the towns of Nevada, Scouser finds the Memory Man in a cave in the mountains.
      The Scouser steps forward, bows and greets the Native American in what he imagines from old films to be his traditional native tongue:
      "How."
      The Memory Man squints at him and says:
      "Diving header in the six-yard box."

      RIP Ian, they knew you everywhere 🌹
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      Reply #51: Mar 04, 2021 07:01:10 pm
      Top player, top bloke.
      And used to love Saint and Greavsie back in the day.
      RIP Saint.
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      Reply #52: Mar 05, 2021 12:09:05 am
      I had the pleasure of speaking to the Saint at a soccer school in St Helens in the late 80s, very complimentary and encouraging, fancy Ian St John taking the time out to speak to ME.. Condolences to his family, RIP Saint

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