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The Real Bill Shankly
« on: August 18, 2006, 08:55:53 AM »
We think we know Bill Shankly, we've voraciously read everything we could on the great man. Well now we have an inside track on the manager who shaped our great club. Compiled by his granddaughter Karen Gill (and daughter of RAWK poster vicgill), "The Real Bill Shankly" provides a fascinating insight into the mind of this unique character through the recollections of the fans, players and his family.



The book includes marvellous photography from the archive collection of the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo and is officially endorsed by Liverpool FC. It's published by Trinity Mirror Sport Media and will be launched on September 29th to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the great man's death.

The book (ISBN: 1905266138) is available for order in advance of its official launch at Anfield:

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My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. Napoleon had that idea. He wanted to conquer the bloody world. I wanted Liverpool to be untouchable. My idea was to build Liverpool up and up until eventually everyone would have to submit and give in.
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006, 11:06:11 AM »
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My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. Napoleon had that idea. He wanted to conquer the bloody world. I wanted Liverpool to be untouchable. My idea was to build Liverpool up and up until eventually everyone would have to submit and give in.

What a man! Thanks for posting Rushian. This book is going to be a must read for every Red who is interested in the greatest motivator the game has ever seen.

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 11:28:28 AM »
As with know from his contribution to RAWK, Karen's father, Vic, is a top bloke, and this book by his daughter promises to be a great read.

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006, 11:36:44 AM »
cant wait, cannot read enough about the great man, and this from a whole new pespective.
Good luck with sales Karen, nice to see the club officially endorse.
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2006, 11:41:44 AM »
cant wait, cannot read enough about the great man, and this from a whole new pespective.
Good luck with sales Karen, nice to see the club officially endorse.
that's the exciting part,we've all read loads on Shankly,but this will give a totaly different angle.can't wait to be honest
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006, 08:28:02 PM »
I searched for this book on play.com, but the cover is different. Does anyone know if it's the same book? It also says it's out now.

http://play.com/Books/Books/4-/993109/-/Product.html?searchstring=The+Real+Bill+Shankly+
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2006, 09:18:23 PM »
I searched for this book on play.com, but the cover is different. Does anyone know if it's the same book? It also says it's out now.

http://play.com/Books/Books/4-/993109/-/Product.html?searchstring=The+Real+Bill+Shankly+


That's the right book.

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2006, 09:41:38 AM »
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My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. Napoleon had that idea. He wanted to conquer the bloody world. I wanted Liverpool to be untouchable. My idea was to build Liverpool up and up until eventually everyone would have to submit and give in.
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2006, 02:00:33 PM »
Cant wait for the book to come out as a supporter who had the great pleasure of meeting the great man on a train journey from london  just after he retired.it was in the days when Liverpool players travelled home by train after the game.They had a carriage to themselves and shanks was with them but he wanted to talk to tjhe fans so came talking to a few of us ha sat opposit me and when the tea trolley came round bought me a cup of tea. we spent about 30 mins talking and he gave me a signed photo and gave a few of us invites to go round to his house someday.to my dying day i will regret not going.It was the saddest day of my life barring my fathers death  when he died .God bless you Bill may you and bob and the 96 angels rest in peace forever.YNWA

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2006, 09:32:18 PM »
cant wait to read this book!! 
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2006, 04:23:05 PM »
really looking forward to buying this book :)

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2006, 05:19:58 PM »
Should be a great read. Gonna pre order soon.

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You can pre-order "The Real Bill Shankly" and forge a modern link with the great man. Every pre-order will receive a "Bill Shankly Certificate of Fan Passion" that you can personalise with your own name or that of any Liverpudlian who has inspired you to follow the Reds. That might be your father, your grandfather or a personal friend.
 
Karen Gill and the Shankly family will be proud if these certificates are framed and hung wherever Liverpudlians gather as a symbol of the incredible relationship between Shanks and the supporters.

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Take it these are sent out with the books?
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2006, 08:36:43 AM »
Bought the book yesterday its an excellent read its well worth the £20 a lot of hard work has gone into it.

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2006, 08:45:09 AM »
Released today, hope it arrives tomorrow
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2006, 10:55:03 PM »
Just finished it. A great read, what a remarkable man he was.

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
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On behalf of my daughter I would like to thank you all for your support, especially Rushian, the book is really doing well, thank you and we hope you all have a very happy christmas and a healthy and happy new year
"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"

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2006, 10:12:59 PM »
Its a great book. I would highly recommend it to all reds fans. It gives a facinating insight not just to the great man, but the way football was run in those days.

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2006, 09:51:25 PM »
Got a copy of Gerrards autobiog yesterday, went to Borders at Speke this morning to try and exchange it for this, sold out. :(

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2006, 04:31:56 PM »
Got a copy of Gerrards autobiog yesterday, went to Borders at Speke this morning to try and exchange it for this, sold out. :(
I've got both of them. The Shankly one is fantastic, I haven't looked at the Gerrard one yet..
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2006, 07:21:51 PM »
Got it for Christmas :)

Looks brilliant
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2006, 04:49:34 PM »
Got it for Christmas, it's fantastic!! Shankly really was an unbelivable man. I haven't been able to put the book down yet - my other half gets annoyed cos I'm reading while she's trying to talk to me about important things like dinner - and I'm ignoring her! Who wants to eat when you can be engrossed in Shankly's world?!
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2007, 07:56:20 AM »
Just finished reading it.  Absolutely loved every minute of it.  Many happy memories, many different stories with repetative themes that just confirm once again that the man is a legend as a man as well as a manager.  The deign of it with the newspaper reports at the side was a bit strange, but I just read all the middle bits, then went back to the reports and ended up thinking it was a great way to present it.  I recommend it to everyone.
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2007, 07:07:40 PM »
looking forward to reading me new bible.Thanks for letting us
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2007, 09:56:10 AM »
I decided to wait till Xmas to get this excellent book as a prezzie.
Brilliant, I read all the text and looked at most of the wonderful pic's straight away of course.

But only yesterday I realised I had contributed to it when I finally looked properly at the pics on page 209.  I'm so proud ! Thanks Karen & those who did the photo editing !!

Highly recommended.
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2007, 08:46:50 PM »
I heard just this week that the pubishers are producing a paper back version and it will be out in September, will let you know the exact date
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2007, 03:10:00 AM »
brilliant, can't wait to get a copy...

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2007, 07:06:38 AM »
Hi everyone.My name's Karen Gill.I'm the proud granddaughter of Bill Shankly and daughter of Vic Gill.Some of you may have read my book "The Real Bill Shankly" and some of you will even have contributed to it with your amazing memories of my granddad.I would just like to thank all of you for being the people who make Liverpool Football Club really special and I am now beginning to understand Bill Shankly's love affair with the Liverpool supporters.You really are the best in the world.Thanks once again to you all. Karen

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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2007, 02:28:01 AM »
I have read the book andit really gave me an onsight to the things i didnt already know about the great man himself, Karen you have really opened my eyes and i cant thank you enough, i thank you once again!!!
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2007, 10:08:22 AM »
 :wave :wave

hello lizly...

I have sent you a personal message,

you can certainly be proud of such a fine grandfather so well revered and respected by thousands even now and will be forevermore...

he  just did a great job the only way he knew, and the results have been seen over the past 40 odd years...

I hope there is a Shankly stand in the new stadium...I'm sure there will be..

take care Karen..

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« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2007, 05:55:58 PM »
Hi Karen :)

It's a great read the book :wave
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2007, 08:33:45 PM »
I might as well ask in here as well then just in case, if anyone has any stories that you haven't already sent me then i'd be very grateful if you could email them to me at therealbillshankly@hotmail.com

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far :thumbup
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2007, 10:58:19 PM »
I might as well ask in here as well then just in case, if anyone has any stories that you haven't already sent me then i'd be very grateful if you could email them to me at therealbillshankly@hotmail.com

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far :thumbup

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« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2007, 12:24:33 AM »
Could someone draw me a family tree of your lot. Very confused.


I am Karens dad, Dave (Bill Hicks apreciation Society) is my nephew (My Brothers son) which makes him karens cousin.  hope that clears it up for you   ::)
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« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2007, 11:21:52 AM »
 :wave

Hello Vic, Bill & Karen...

Lemmo here, where does the great man himself fit in then...?  ;D

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« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2007, 01:27:53 PM »
:wave

Hello Vic, Bill & Karen...

Lemmo here, where does the great man himself fit in then...?  ;D

Long Live The King..

Mr Shankly was my Father in Law, Karen is his Grandaughter
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Re: The Real Bill Shankly
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2007, 02:38:22 PM »
any excuse for a bump eh Unc :)
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« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2007, 03:14:40 PM »
Thanks Vic & Bill...

I'll bet you guys have a million happy memories that we mere mortals can only dream about...

I have heard so many stories from fans who met Bill Shankly on trains and trips away and he showed kindness and generosity which belies his Scottish heritage..

I am proud to have met him on several occasions at Anfield and at some away grounds, I was at Stoke City once and had lost my tickets, he saw me near the players entrance (I must have looked distressed...) and he asked "What's up laddie...?" as they got off the coach and he said  "Come on with me..." and me & my mate walked through the players entrance and out onto the pitch where he told a steward to fix up these two lads...Wow, what a fantastic man he was and truly deserves his legendary status amopngst the millions of fans around the world...

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« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2007, 03:40:50 PM »
any excuse for a bump eh Unc :)


Cheeky sod, I was just trying to help the lad out
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« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2007, 03:46:36 PM »
"Cheeky sod, I was just trying to help the lad out"...

thanks Vic, it's a long time since I was called a lad... :o ::)

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« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2007, 07:50:04 PM »
hope that clears it up for you   ::)

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