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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2006, 03:34:36 PM »
All right already, I apologise for all this blasphemy! :sad

 ;D It's ok.

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2006, 04:45:05 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

and thanks  :wave

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2006, 06:39:19 PM »
Brilliant  had tears of laughter reading that.  Thanks for posting :thumbup

 I  remember sitting outside Old Trafford in the 60's three young scousers who had hitch-hiked from Kirkby    And who did we see walking towards us Tony Dunne who was a regular in the united team at the time we managed to get three tickets off him free  even though he knew we were Liverpool supporters he even sat and spoke with us for a while sound guy was Tony
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2006, 07:07:58 PM »

'So what if you are?' Shanks told him. 'Even a broken clock is right twice in a day.'

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As the manager finished his demolition job on United, Emlyn Hyghes raised his hand. 'That's all very well, boss,' he said, 'but you haven't mentioned George Best, Denis Law or Bobby Charlton.' Shanks turned on him. 'You mean to tell me we can't beat a team that has only three players in it?' he said, glowering.


I laugh so hard at those ;D excellent read !!!

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2006, 08:24:48 PM »
Rafa has some wit.

Have a look on here about rafa's views on cricket.
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2006, 08:35:23 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to type that. :)

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2006, 08:39:11 PM »
Cheers for typing that out mate, some great little stories in there

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2006, 08:46:08 PM »
Could read that stuff forever, everyone pales alongside that legend
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2006, 08:55:23 PM »
Yeah.. glad you guys liked it as much as I did!
I had no idea what compelled me to pull that book out from the shelves, 'cause under normal circumstances I wouldn't be caught reading a Man U-related book! Maybe it was Shanks or Best up there sending me a message, who knows?

But absolutely loved it, made me increase respect for both men (more Shanks though..)..

Wished we could someday see dear Gary Nev coming up with an autobiography... maybe he would have a special chapter dedicated to Liverpool or something... ;D
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2006, 09:52:57 PM »
I LOVE Shanks stories!  Thanks for those from Best!

Here's one of my favourites:

Shanks to Jock Stein after the 1966 CWC tie with Celtic at Anfield:

'Jock, do you want your share of the gate money or shall we just return the empties ?'
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2006, 11:25:34 PM »
Brilliant!

I saw - for the first time the other day - the video that accompanies the words when Shankly told the copper "don't kick that [scarf} lad, that's somebody's life!

Amazing man, and if manager's were a tenth of him today, the game would be all the better for it.

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #51 on: April 18, 2006, 11:36:31 PM »
That was brilliant. Thanks for taking the time to type it out.
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #52 on: April 18, 2006, 11:48:36 PM »
I met Emlyn Hughes once and he told me that story of when Shanks demolished the United team. The way he told it had me in stitches! :D

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2006, 01:22:37 AM »
I had no idea what compelled me to pull that book out from the shelves
It was Shanks' spirit - you must be proud ;)
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2006, 01:36:06 AM »
Great post Lady,

Gary Neville's autobiography would be 90% about Liverpool. His rivalry with the club is the biggest thing in his football career.  A chapter alone would have to be dedicated to songs and shouts from the crowd. Most notably the Gary Neville shags his Mam song.
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2006, 01:38:47 AM »
;D It's ok.
:'(

;)

My take on why you took the book was because
  • were curious about why some arl fellas consider him to be one of the very best player they've ever seen
  • George just died not long ago, both attracting both reverence and spite at the same time
  • you wanted to see what he had to say about Liverpool

Honto desu ka? ;)
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2006, 01:44:12 AM »
:'(

;)

My take on why you took the book was because
  • were curious about why some arl fellas consider him to be one of the very best player they've ever seen
  • George just died not long ago, both attracting both reverence and spite at the same time
  • you wanted to see what he had to say about Liverpool

Honto desu ka? ;)

Right about the first two... but the third point... I don't think I expected him to mention anything related to Liverpool! It's almost as scandalous as imagining Stevie dedicating one whole chapter to Mourinho or something! But somehow, fate has it that of all pages I could turn to, I somehow flipped to that page... hmmm... that's why I just had to share it with the rest of you guys I guess...
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2006, 02:37:55 AM »
Great read. Thanks!

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2006, 02:51:01 AM »
That is class.. ;D
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2006, 03:02:14 AM »
Really enjoyed reading it, had heard some of the stuff before, but just pure quality anyway :D
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2006, 04:04:11 AM »
Thanks for typing that out, Lady. Great read and enjoyable. For younger fans like me, it's great to read stuff like that to know more about the great man himself.

Anyone got any suggestions about books on Shanks with similar, stories/ anecdotes/ contents as those typed out by Lady?
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« Reply #61 on: April 19, 2006, 10:11:35 AM »
Mourinho and Ferguson are amateurs when it comes to this mind games bollox.
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In 1967, we arrived at Anfield to play Liverpool and as I glanced out of the window of the coach I saw Bill Shankly standing at the main entrance. I was the first player to alight from the coach and when I reached the entrance Bill shook my hand warmly. 'Good to see you again, George,' he said. 'You're looking well, son.'

This was unusual for him, and knowing Shanks to be a wily old fox, I decided to hang around to try to find out what he was up to. As each of the United players entered Anfield, Shanks shook his hand, welcomed him and told him how good he looked. Eventually, Bobby Charlton, a born worrier, came up to Shanks.

'Bobby, son. Good to see you,' Shanks said, shaking his hand. 'But by God, if ever there was a man who looked ill, it's you, Bobby!'

Bobby's face went as colourless as an icicle. 'Ill? I look ill?' he repeated, running the fingers of his right hand over his forehead and down his right cheek. He was visibly shaken,

'Aye, Bobby, son. You look like you're sickening for something. If I were you I'd see a doctor as soon as you set foot back in Manchester.' Shanks patted Bobby on the back and took off down the corridor, leaving him trembling in the foyer.

In the dressing room, Bobby was conspicious by his absence and, ominously, there was a delay in announcing the team. We sat around kicking our heels, no one daring to get changed in case Matt Busby had a tactical plan which meant leaving one of us out. The thought of getting changed only to be told to put your clothes back on because you're not in the team is a player's nightmare.

Eventually Matt Busby entered the dressing room with Jimmy Murphy and told us they had reshuffled the team which had beaten West Ham the previous week. Bobby Charlton was unavailable. He'd suddenly been taken ill
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2006, 04:45:39 PM »
unbelievable  ;D

Thanks for taking the time to write it down  :wave

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2006, 07:06:40 PM »
Nice one that Lala.... thanks for taking your time to share it with us...

Just checked your video on youtube, can't concentrate much now ....

As for that first picture on your blog with Harry laughing his head off, there was the same picture on 'The Liverpool Way' fanzine and had the caption Harry always liked to discuss salaries with his international colleagues  ;D ;D

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2006, 08:44:48 AM »
Anyone got any suggestions about books on Shanks with similar, stories/ anecdotes/ contents as those typed out by Lady?

There's this one, but it's unavailable on the online store on lfc.tv (surprise surprise), and the seller on ebay will only post to the UK:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/The-Essential-Shankly-Paperback_W0QQitemZ8409755044QQcategoryZ30131QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Don't know if you could get it somewhere else though, like amazon or whatever.
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #65 on: April 20, 2006, 08:49:11 AM »
Mourinho and Ferguson are amateurs when it comes to this mind games bollox.


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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #66 on: February 5, 2008, 04:51:30 AM »
Bump!
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #67 on: February 5, 2008, 05:29:09 AM »
Nice uplifting piece amid the current doom and gloom.  Thanks for taking the trouble to type that lot out.

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #68 on: February 5, 2008, 05:38:05 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to share that piece with us.


Great stuff.

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #69 on: February 5, 2008, 06:20:31 AM »
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #70 on: February 5, 2008, 06:28:58 AM »
Bump!
Thanks for taking the time to bump this one up...I was going to moan on the DIC thread but thankfully found something better to do reading this.  :D
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #71 on: February 5, 2008, 06:55:23 AM »
GOOD STUFF!   ;D
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #72 on: February 5, 2008, 06:58:48 AM »
That was classic. Cheers for that!

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #73 on: February 5, 2008, 07:22:23 AM »
Bill Shankly on his day would have pissed all over Mourinho,Mr. Ferguson Fergusson &  Arsenal Wenger with his wit,charm,dynamism & confidence. I know it is not proper to compare managers from different eras.

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #74 on: February 5, 2008, 07:47:37 AM »
Fucking fantastic read that, thanks.
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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #75 on: February 5, 2008, 08:53:39 AM »
Awesome read while waking up at work ;)
Thanks for typing it out!

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #76 on: February 5, 2008, 08:56:13 AM »
Nice read that, what a legend Shanks is ;D

Thanks for taking the time

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #77 on: February 5, 2008, 09:03:22 AM »
'So what if you are?' Shanks told him. 'Even a broken clock is right twice in a day.'


'This Channon is as good a player as Stan Matthews,' he said, 'but what you have to remember is that Stan is sixty-five now.'


great read...



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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #78 on: February 5, 2008, 09:05:43 AM »
Great post. What a legend.

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Re: George Best on Shankly... an excerpt from his book
« Reply #79 on: February 5, 2008, 09:21:01 AM »
Boss that.

Theres another one about Bobby Moore. Right after the 1970 World Cup I think it was, we were playing West Ham at Anfield. As in this story, Bill was waiting for the coach to arrive with the opposition on. After he's greeted them, he runs into Kevin Keegan.

"Christ son, I've just seen that Bobby Moore. What a wreck. He's got bags under his eyes, he's limping. He's got dandruff and it looks as if he has been to a nightclub again".

Bobby Moore goes on to win man of the match, but Keegan scores and Liverpool win. After the game, Bill calls Kevin to one side. " Aye, he's some player that Bobby Moore isn't he? You'll never play against anyone better than him".

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