Tag: Bill Shankly

Obituary: Bert Slater

Wednesday, July 26 – 2006 Bert Slater Goalkeeper with Falkirk, Liverpool, Dundee and Watford Born: 5 May 1936 in Musselburgh. Died: 21 July 2006 in Brechin, aged 70. Although he won the Scottish Cup with Falkirk and a Second Division championship medal with Liverpool, it is his endeavours […]

Bill Shankly, Swindon Town and the World Cup

Saturday, November 22 – 1997 Liverpool supporters who have witnessed Liverpool’s many European campaigns, which stretch back to 1964 and embrace 173 games in the various competitions, might be stunned to learn that what is believed to be the first British triumph in Continental football involved today’s visitors […]

Who to succeed Dalglish?

Saturday, February 23 – 1991 Caretaker manager Ronnie Moran is the even money favourite to succeed Kenny Dalglish, say bookies William Hill. He will be given a few weeks to prove himself. But if he fails there are other candidates at Anfield. Roy Evans, who works with Moran […]

Kenny’s tears of pain

Friday, February 22 – 1991 Kenny Dalglish fought back tears yesterday as he left his Merseyside kingdom. Ten days before his 40th birthday the player who won almost every honour in the game with Celtic and Liverpool before transferring his genius to the manager’s desk, told a stunned, […]

Tribute from Kop to its greatest

Sunday, November 22 – 1981 Two thousand soccer fans, players and friends filled Liverpool Cathedral yesterday to pay a final tribute to Bill Shankly, the city’s legendary football hero. They sang his favourite hymns – The Lord is My Shepherd and Onward Christian Soldiers. A long piper played […]

Anfield’s tribute to Shankly

Thursday, October 8 – 1981 Liverpool soccer fans will be able to enter the Anfield ground through the Bill Shankly Gates next year. The club directors decided at a board meeting last night to honour their manager, Bill Shankly – who died of a heart attack last week […]

Final farewell to Bill Shankly

Friday, October 2 – 1981 Thousands of Soccer fans who once roared for Bill Shankly stood in silence for him yesterday. The players who worshipped “The Boss” wept in the rain. It was a sad farewell to the Liverpool legend, the man who never walked alone. As Ian […]

Shankly dies with wife at his side

Tuesday, September 29 – 1981 Former Liverpool football manager Bill Shankly died early today. The end came at 1.20 a.m. in Liverpool’s Broadgreen Hospital. Mr. Shankly, 67, had earlier been moved into the intensive care unit following his weekend heart attack. A hospital spokesman said: “Mr. Shankly suffered […]

Shankly in hospital

Saturday, September 26 – 1981 Soccer legend Bill Shankly was “comfortable” in hospital last night after a heart attack at his home. A hospital spokesman said the consultant was “quite happy” with the condition of the rugged Scotsman who took Liverpool from the Second Division to conquer Europe. […]

The team behind the team

Sunday, December 30 – 1979 They wear red, but they trade in the gold and silver of success … Liverpool F.C., feared, formidable giants of British football. And into the ‘eighties they go … as well-equipped and as hungry for prizes as they have been throughout the decade […]

King Kevin says thanks to Shanks

Monday, November 19 – 1979 Kevin Keegan was presented with a magnificent international Sword of Honour yesterday and, in a remarkable gesture, promptly gave it back to Bill Shankly. Shankly, long-time mentor of Keegan’s at Liverpool, was asked by Souvenir Press to present their International Football Book sword […]

At 32, Emlyn’s even younger

Tuesday, August 28 – 1979 Emlun Hughes today spends his 32nd birthday performing his favourite party piece – playing football. The colours have changed from the tangerine of Blackpool to the red of Liverpool and now to the old gold of Wolves, and a second-round League Cup-tie at […]

Bob Paisley rides again

Thursday, May 19 – 1977 This time he is leading a red army into battle Bob Paisley, manager of League champions Liverpool rode into Rome more than thirty years ago on board a tank, a member of a liberating army. In a way it is a similar rumbling, […]

Wrexham find inspiration in Shankly

Saturday, April 30 – 1977 Even the intervention of the great Bill Shankly could not provide Wrexham with the spark to overcome Brighton. Wrexham called in former Liverpool boss Shankly to motivate them. But Brighton were the better side in a 0-0 draw. (Daily Mirror, 02-05-1977)

250,000 bid for Shanks

Thursday, December 23 – 1976 A Liverpool fan last night kicked off a campaign to grant Bill Shankly his Christmas wish – a place on the Anfield board. Sam Leach, a 41 year old estate agent of Woolton, Liverpool, is aiming to get a quarter of a million […]

Liverpool hit Strømsgodset for 11 at Anfield

Tuesday, September 17 – 1974 Match: European Cup Winners’ Cup, 1st Round, 1st Leg, at Anfield, kick-off: 19:30. Liverpool – Strømsgodset 11-0 (5-0). Attendance: 24,743. Referee: Edwin Borg (Malta). Liverpool: Ray Clemence, Tommy Smith, Alec Lindsay, Phil Thompson, Peter Cormack, Emlyn Hughes, Phil Boersma, Brian Hall, Steve Heighway, […]

PM: I’m sad to hear of Bill’s retirement

Saturday, July 13 – 1974 Prime Minister Harold Wilson said: “I’m sad to hear of Bill’s retirement. He has done so much for football. Liverpool and England skipper Emlyn Hughes: “They’ll need four blokes to replace him.” Comedian Ken Dodd: “It’s a sad day. I’m discumsoccerated. No tribute […]