Tag: Bob Paisley

Sam Bartram back between the posts

Wednesday, January 8 – 1941 Providing the Services’ players can get leave, Liverpool hope to field pretty much the same side as last Saturday in the return Lancashire Senior cup-tie with Everton, at Goodison Park, this week-end. One change will be the inclusion of Bartram, now back from […]

Uncle Bob won it all

Wednesday, February 14 – 1996 Bob Paisley, English football’s reluctant genius, died yesterday bequeathing our national game a record that will never be surpassed. The man whose penchant for woollen cardigans gave him the appearance of a favourite uncle rather than the Liverpool manager who terrorised Europe, was […]

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, […]

United move in on Fagan

Saturday, August 20 – 1983 When Liverpool and Manchester United have their showdown at Wembley this afternoon there is much more at stake than the annual hand-out to charity. For once, the season’s curtain raiser matches two clubs likely to spend the next eight months wrestling for the […]

The top men and their salaries

Tuesday, August 17 – 1982 What the top man get – an estimate of managers’ salaries in the First Division. Club Manager Salary Contract remaining Arsenal Terry Neill £35,000 3 years Aston Villa Tony Barton £25,000 3 years Birmingham Ron Saunders £40,000 3 year “roll on” Brighton Mike […]

Bombshell from Bob Paisley

Friday, January 1 – 1982 Liverpool manager Bob Paisley dropped a bombshell yesterday by taking the captaincy from Phil Thompson and handing it to Graeme Souness for today’s FA Cup tie at Swansea. Paisley says: “You have to explore every avenue and I’m taking the captaincy off Phil […]

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 […]

Ray Clemence seeks his Anfield exit

Monday, July 27 – 1981 England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has played his last game for Liverpool. That seems certain to be the outcome of his talks today with manager Bob Paisley. It appears that Clemence, 32, has not changed his view that it would be better to leave […]

Clemence: Now I want to move

Monday, June 8 – 1981 Ray Clemence wants to leave European champions Liverpool. This bombshell news for Anfield came when the 32-year-old goalkeeper met Bob Paisley yesterday after returning from the World Cup victory in Hungary. “Ray has been to see me and says that he thinks it’s […]

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 […]

Paisley and his suede shoes

Friday, December 28 – 1979 Summer holidays best epitomise Bob Paisley. Not for him the fleshpots of the Caribbean or hobnobbing with the rich on the Riviera. England’s most successful manager – and arguably its most self-effacing celebrity – goes to work … as a stable lad. He […]

The secret behind the success

Friday, December 28 – 1979 There is no secret formula behind Liverpool’s 16-year saga of success in domestic and European football. Just one word explains it all … efficiency. It is a word which applies at all levels of the club’s administration. From chairman John Smith, via the […]

– Being Liverpool, is a special feeling

Friday, December 28 – 1979 The 91 Football League managers trailing in Liverpool’s jet-stream were yesterday handed the dressing room answer to Anfield success. Ray Kennedy, one of the club’s midfield stokers, told me: “It’s no big deal. The answer is simplicity. “We don’t have any magic formula. […]

£352,000 Souness goes to Anfield

Tuesday, January 10 – 1978 Liverpool smashed another transfer record yesterday when they bought Graeme Souness from Middlesbrough for £352,000. Their outlay on the talented Scottish midfield man they have pursued for six weeks represents a new record cash deal between English clubs. Liverpool already hold the records […]

Chelsea hand out the punishment

Saturday, January 7 – 1978 Match: FA Cup, 3rd Round, at Stamford Bridge, kick off: 15:00. Chelsea – Liverpool 4-2 (1-0). Attendance: 45,449. Referee: Mr. P. Partridge. Chelsea: Peter Bonetti, Graham Wilkins, John Sparrow, Ian Britton, Ron Harris, Steve Wicks, Bill Garner, Ray Lewington, Tommy Langley, Charles Cooke […]

Paisley: Now ban Keegan

Saturday, June 4 – 1977 Kevin Keegan should be banned from playing for England, says his former boss at Liverpool Bob Paisley. Keegan joined P.S.V. Hamburg in a £500,000 deal yesterday. His contract includes a clause releasing him for World Cup and European Championship games. But Paisley said: […]

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, […]