Author Topic: I could have been a contender - The Vic Gill Story  (Read 100653 times)

Offline El Campeador

  • Capital of Culture's Campaign Manager...Transfer Board Veteran 5 Stars.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 20,726
  • The shupporters create chances, for sure, djes
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2011, 07:25:18 PM »
Phenomenal read, man. Enjoying this immensely.

Offline Robinred

  • Wanted for burglary.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,675
  • Red since '64
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2011, 09:00:22 PM »
Excellent stuff Vic. You have a P.M
"The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology...as long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth." Mikhail Bakunin

Offline Terry de Niro

  • Cellar dweller feller, ya know
  • RAWK Scribe
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 45,137
  • Are you talkin' to me or chewin' a brick?
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2011, 10:25:43 PM »
Brilliant stuff, and well done Pheeny for the tidy up.
It does look more like a book now.
"If you can't support us when we lose or draw, don't support us when we win"

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=219996.msg7899639#msg7899639

Rest in peace Ray Osborne/shanklyboy

Pheeny

  • Guest
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2011, 10:49:42 PM »
Brilliant stuff, and well done Pheeny for the tidy up.
It does look more like a book now.
expect more deletes etc as Vic/Dave post more. ;)

Offline Terry de Niro

  • Cellar dweller feller, ya know
  • RAWK Scribe
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 45,137
  • Are you talkin' to me or chewin' a brick?
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2011, 10:54:10 PM »
expect more deletes etc as Vic/Dave post more. ;)
No problem with that mate..   :wave
"If you can't support us when we lose or draw, don't support us when we win"

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=219996.msg7899639#msg7899639

Rest in peace Ray Osborne/shanklyboy

Pheeny

  • Guest
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2011, 10:56:44 PM »
No problem with that mate..   :wave
you're the first name I look for :P

Offline Terry de Niro

  • Cellar dweller feller, ya know
  • RAWK Scribe
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 45,137
  • Are you talkin' to me or chewin' a brick?
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2011, 11:07:11 PM »
"If you can't support us when we lose or draw, don't support us when we win"

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=219996.msg7899639#msg7899639

Rest in peace Ray Osborne/shanklyboy

Offline vicgill

  • "do the simple things but do them well"
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,474
  • "Football is the simplest game in the world son,
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2011, 11:19:07 PM »
No problem with that mate..   :wave

you're the first name I look for :P

Shouldn't you two get a room  :lickin
"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and making yourself available to receive a pass, it is really that simple"

"Friend, mourn not, though he premature departs, his wisdom marches on within our hearts"
  
RIP Ray Osbourne, comrade, epic swindler, and Internet Terrorist Extraordinaire.

Pheeny

  • Guest
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2011, 11:36:22 PM »
Shouldn't you two get a room  :lickin
you got one to spare?

Offline Terry de Niro

  • Cellar dweller feller, ya know
  • RAWK Scribe
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 45,137
  • Are you talkin' to me or chewin' a brick?
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2011, 11:38:43 PM »
you got one to spare?
I'm scared now..   :-[
"If you can't support us when we lose or draw, don't support us when we win"

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=219996.msg7899639#msg7899639

Rest in peace Ray Osborne/shanklyboy

Offline the invisible man

  • ( )
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,483
  • who am I?
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2011, 11:39:43 PM »
in my Liverpool home.... :wave :wave
t.i.m...

Offline Mediocre Baron Bennekov

  • SNITCH. Has a wotsit the size of a wasp sting. McManaman (doo doooby doo doo!) Mentally slow due to being on RAWK too much.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,384
  • You'll see it when you believe it!
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2011, 11:44:11 PM »
Should be stickied this. Wonderful and fascinating stories.

Thanks for posting.

Was thinking just the same! Mods?? :)

Apart from all the wonderful stories, it gives the younger fans (myself included) who were'nt around when Mr. Shankly was at LFC, a very good insight in the way he was and worked as manager and how he was as a person.

Fantastic read vic. I have added your book to my wish lists for Christmas 2011. I hope you make it come true... :wave

Pheeny

  • Guest
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2011, 11:46:39 PM »
will not be stickied.That's for announcements etc. and besides lots of people don't read stickied threads...

Offline Mediocre Baron Bennekov

  • SNITCH. Has a wotsit the size of a wasp sting. McManaman (doo doooby doo doo!) Mentally slow due to being on RAWK too much.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,384
  • You'll see it when you believe it!
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2011, 11:48:23 PM »
will not be stickied.That's for announcements etc. and besides lots of people don't read stickied threads...

Good point! :wave

royhendo

  • Guest
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2011, 11:56:59 PM »
Go on Vic!  :)  Keep it coming it's superb!

Offline JP-65

  • FA is not fit for purpose
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,986
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2011, 12:14:17 AM »
Tony mate, thank you so much for that, it looks and feels more like a book now, once again thank you  :wave

I'm glad this thread has been brought to light again, it's a super read.

I was born in Birkenhead in 1954, but when my dad was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1955, my mum moved back home with her parents, who lived on Wadeson Road.  We lived there until 1958 when my mum remarried, and we moved back to Birkenhead, subsequently emigrating to Canada in 1966.

So we were close neighbours for a while Vic!  Maybe you were part of the gang of toughs that I used to be frightened of?

Offline Terry de Niro

  • Cellar dweller feller, ya know
  • RAWK Scribe
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 45,137
  • Are you talkin' to me or chewin' a brick?
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2011, 12:19:45 AM »


So we were close neighbours for a while Vic!  Maybe you were part of the gang of toughs that I used to be frightened of?
Vic is more of a lover than a fighter.

That's what he told me, anyway...  :P
"If you can't support us when we lose or draw, don't support us when we win"

http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=219996.msg7899639#msg7899639

Rest in peace Ray Osborne/shanklyboy

Offline JP-65

  • FA is not fit for purpose
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,986
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2011, 12:21:18 AM »
Vic is more of a lover than a fighter.

That's what he told me, anyway...  :P

It was much nicer over the other side of the water ;D

Offline Mackan

  • Main Stander
  • **
  • Posts: 132
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #58 on: January 24, 2011, 12:28:06 AM »
I thoroughly enjoyed reading that. Made my day mate  :wave

Offline rafa4eva

  • Kopite
  • ****
  • Posts: 558
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #59 on: January 24, 2011, 12:29:38 AM »
Bill/Vic, hats off to you both for sharing something so personal and at times very relevant about our club, loved shanklys response at the news of your first born, 'twas a very good read, gnight

Offline JWAlonso

  • Kopite
  • ****
  • Posts: 664
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #60 on: January 24, 2011, 12:55:47 AM »
Shame I wasn't around when Shanks was alive, Wish I was. Amazing read, thanks.

"At The End Of The Storm, There Is A Golden Sky"

Offline vicgill

  • "do the simple things but do them well"
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,474
  • "Football is the simplest game in the world son,
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2011, 08:31:32 AM »
I'm glad this thread has been brought to light again, it's a super read.

I was born in Birkenhead in 1954, but when my dad was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1955, my mum moved back home with her parents, who lived on Wadeson Road.  We lived there until 1958 when my mum remarried, and we moved back to Birkenhead, subsequently emigrating to Canada in 1966.

So we were close neighbours for a while Vic!  Maybe you were part of the gang of toughs that I used to be frightened of?

No mate, I can't recall being in gangs when I was a kid, I just wanted to play football
"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and making yourself available to receive a pass, it is really that simple"

"Friend, mourn not, though he premature departs, his wisdom marches on within our hearts"
  
RIP Ray Osbourne, comrade, epic swindler, and Internet Terrorist Extraordinaire.

Offline The Bill Hicks Appreciation Society

  • It's not much I know, but this is the best Barney could come up with at short notice. Too tight to buy his own cross-dressing gear. AKA 'Condomhead'. Has apparently had Elton John.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 37,344
  • Lest we forget
    • Check out my RedmenTV Blogs
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2011, 09:05:51 AM »
No mate, I can't recall being in gangs when I was a kid, I just wanted to play football

Maybe he's thinking of me dad ;)
Please take a look at my latest blog for theredmentv "Dispelling the Rodgers/Martinez myth" http://www.theredmentv.com/blog/p/263 All other blogs can be read at www.theredmentv.com/blog Let me know your thoughts

Offline kneeys

  • We know the TRUTH,now give them JUSTICE.
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,241
  • Around long enough to know better...
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2011, 10:14:30 AM »
This thread is a great read well done vic,hope you get the book out.
The s*n so full of shit you could not even use it to wipe your arse

Offline Ycuzz

  • of the wonderful things he does!
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 8,024
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2011, 10:24:07 AM »
Just caught up with the goalie story.

A Must read for everyone.

It sure is.

Love it and please share more.

Thank you.
@Yvanicuzz

Offline Cockney Kid

  • Anny Roader
  • ***
  • Posts: 263
  • ^^^The founding father of total football.
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2011, 10:35:25 AM »
No mate, I can't recall being in gangs when I was a kid, I just wanted to play football
The way it should be......
cheers for that Vic, not only has bill shankly taught people about how football should be played. He has also taught us how to react, when a father hears those dreaded words of "Im pregnant".
Quote from: David Maddock
It was only the action of the fans in exposing their plans that prevented it. Not the media, not the Football Association or the Premier League (who must now take a long, hard look at their rules), but the fans.

Offline vicgill

  • "do the simple things but do them well"
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,474
  • "Football is the simplest game in the world son,
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2011, 11:16:26 AM »
The way it should be......
cheers for that Vic, not only has bill shankly taught people about how football should be played. He has also taught us how to react, when a father hears those dreaded words of "Im pregnant".

Where did you get the photo mate?
"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and making yourself available to receive a pass, it is really that simple"

"Friend, mourn not, though he premature departs, his wisdom marches on within our hearts"
  
RIP Ray Osbourne, comrade, epic swindler, and Internet Terrorist Extraordinaire.

Offline zimmie'5555

  • passenger on an intergalactic spaceship... sometimes wishes he was a woman
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,412
  • Non fare la merda dove mangiare.
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2011, 11:33:56 AM »
Enjoyed reading this, good work Vic.
Hear the birds? Sometimes I like to pretend that I'm deaf and I try to imagine what it's like not to be able to hear them . . . it's not that bad.

Offline Cockney Kid

  • Anny Roader
  • ***
  • Posts: 263
  • ^^^The founding father of total football.
Quote from: David Maddock
It was only the action of the fans in exposing their plans that prevented it. Not the media, not the Football Association or the Premier League (who must now take a long, hard look at their rules), but the fans.

Offline vicgill

  • "do the simple things but do them well"
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,474
  • "Football is the simplest game in the world son,
"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and making yourself available to receive a pass, it is really that simple"

"Friend, mourn not, though he premature departs, his wisdom marches on within our hearts"
  
RIP Ray Osbourne, comrade, epic swindler, and Internet Terrorist Extraordinaire.

Pheeny

  • Guest
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #70 on: January 24, 2011, 12:08:44 PM »
did you give them an interview Vic?

Offline vicgill

  • "do the simple things but do them well"
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,474
  • "Football is the simplest game in the world son,
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2011, 12:26:27 PM »
did you give them an interview Vic?

yes but that was in September 2009 and did one with John keith at Radio City, aah I remember now, i also did one at the Empire theatre, that was with Richard, John Keith, Chris lawler, Ian callaghan, Ian St John.

It was great to see Ian and Chris, we were mates at LFC and have stayed friends all these years, absolutely great lads and I am very proud to call them friends
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 12:29:49 PM by vicgill »
"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and making yourself available to receive a pass, it is really that simple"

"Friend, mourn not, though he premature departs, his wisdom marches on within our hearts"
  
RIP Ray Osbourne, comrade, epic swindler, and Internet Terrorist Extraordinaire.

Offline the invisible man

  • ( )
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,483
  • who am I?
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2011, 01:01:58 PM »
t.i.m...

Offline theboyspen

  • Winner of 2009's "First to give up on the Premier League" prize, 10.58pm, Sunday 2nd August 2009
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,230
  • "He made the people happy."
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2011, 01:36:07 PM »
Vic,
I feel a bit naive really. Even though I'd seen your username it only dawned on me while reading the passage where you met your wife for the first time  that you were Bill's son-in-law!
Loved Karen's book & will look forward to reading yours when you publish it!
"The socialism I believe in is not really politics; it is humanity, a way of living and sharing the rewards."
"Red is my colour. I'll play for Liverpool as long as they will have me. I don't want to play for anybody else and when I pull off the red shirt for the last time I expect I will finish with football, at any rate as a player."McKinlay 1923

Offline keeby

  • Kopite
  • ****
  • Posts: 667
  • turned down the job of katie perrys fluffer.....
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2011, 02:00:08 PM »
Cracking read that vic, had me glued to the screen.  As an oot/woolly back call me what you will, but i love the city, my missus now comes up with me and we stay down at the jurys inn by the docks.  I'll off to the game she hits L1 hard for the shopping and now and then comes to the game. Then we'll go out for a few bevvys and a bite to eat.  I have found a few interesting places and always try a new pub here and there.  Most of the people i meet when "up north" have been really welcoming.  Your article makes me understand the city/people a bit better, so the education your read gives is very interesting, when it gets published im deffo going to get a copy

thanks Vic - hope to meet you one day, even though i'm a southern scally.



was on blankety blank once and came second.........

Offline JP-65

  • FA is not fit for purpose
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,986
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2011, 03:04:34 PM »
yes but that was in September 2009 and did one with John keith at Radio City, aah I remember now, i also did one at the Empire theatre, that was with Richard, John Keith, Chris lawler, Ian callaghan, Ian St John.

It was great to see Ian and Chris, we were mates at LFC and have stayed friends all these years, absolutely great lads and I am very proud to call them friends

Vic, I've played golf many times with Alan A'Court's brother in law, he's a member at the same club as I am, real nice fellow, and a red.  I didn't see Alan play at LFC, as I didn't get to go to Anfield until I was a little older, but was a regular goer to Tranmere's matches so saw him a lot there.  Were you friends with him?

Offline vicgill

  • "do the simple things but do them well"
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,474
  • "Football is the simplest game in the world son,
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2011, 03:12:24 PM »
Vic, I've played golf many times with Alan A'Court's brother in law, he's a member at the same club as I am, real nice fellow, and a red.  I didn't see Alan play at LFC, as I didn't get to go to Anfield until I was a little older, but was a regular goer to Tranmere's matches so saw him a lot there.  Were you friends with him?

Was I friends with Alan A'Court ? he was one of my favourite players, one of those I looked up to, so we really weren't friends but he was a really nice man, always had time to talk with us younger players. he was about 10yrs.older than me.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 07:59:20 PM by vicgill »
"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and making yourself available to receive a pass, it is really that simple"

"Friend, mourn not, though he premature departs, his wisdom marches on within our hearts"
  
RIP Ray Osbourne, comrade, epic swindler, and Internet Terrorist Extraordinaire.

Offline vicgill

  • "do the simple things but do them well"
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,474
  • "Football is the simplest game in the world son,
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #77 on: January 24, 2011, 08:27:39 PM »
"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and making yourself available to receive a pass, it is really that simple"

"Friend, mourn not, though he premature departs, his wisdom marches on within our hearts"
  
RIP Ray Osbourne, comrade, epic swindler, and Internet Terrorist Extraordinaire.

Offline gkmacca

  • Kopite
  • ****
  • Posts: 829
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2011, 03:29:17 PM »
tiny picture that unc. click to enlarge.

Is that Eric Morecambe in the front row?

Offline vicgill

  • "do the simple things but do them well"
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,474
  • "Football is the simplest game in the world son,
Re: In My Life-The Vic Gill Story
« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2011, 04:11:00 PM »
Is that Eric Morecambe in the front row?

 ;D  he used to take some stick but not a lad to argue with, he surprised quite a few "hard cases" in his time  ;D
"Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and making yourself available to receive a pass, it is really that simple"

"Friend, mourn not, though he premature departs, his wisdom marches on within our hearts"
  
RIP Ray Osbourne, comrade, epic swindler, and Internet Terrorist Extraordinaire.