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Bill Shankly would've been 100 today. For most of us that's enough of a reason to stop the clocks momentarily and reflect on that great man.

However, for some of our members less steeped in the culture and history of LFC, there may be some need to remind them of why Bill Shankly was one of the greatest Liverpool managers ever, if not the greatest.

RAWK has decided to take a well earned break from the hurly burly of modern football, bask in yesterday's result and look back, perhaps nostalgically, at the life and works of Mr Shankly.

RAWK will close all the other boards until this evening, apart from the Hillsborough Board and the History Board where all the articles specially written for today will be.

Grab a tea, sit back and reminisce/learn/enjoy/contribute to remembering Bill Shankly. He above most made Liverpool great and us happy.
« Last Edit: September 2, 2013, 08:43:32 AM by Hinesy »
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Re: #Shankly100. RAWK Commemoration.
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 11:14:01 AM »
For those who know little about Bill, rather than write up a whole new article on the basic facts, the best thing I can do is direct you to this brilliant site all about Bill Shankly. With write ups from our very own Wooltonian and others, it beautifully encapsulates everything you could want to know about the man.

http://www.shankly.com/


For those who want the very basic facts, Shankly was born 100 years ago in the Ayrshire mining village of Glenbuck.
He went on to play for Carlisle, and then Preston North End with whom he won the FA Cup in 1938.
In 1944 he marries Agnes 'Nessie' Fisher, his lifelong partner.
1949 he takes up his first manager position at Carlisle, moving onto Grimbsy Town in 1951.
Liverpool interview him for their vacant managerial seat at the club but he doesn't get the job until 1959.
He takes Liverpool to the top division in 1962, winning the league in 1964, the FA Cup (for the first time ever) in 1965 and again the championship in 1973 as well as the UEFA Cup.
After winning the FA Cup in 1974, he retires that summer but still leads Liverpool out for the Charity Shield a month later.

Bill Shankly died 29th September 1981.
Just under a year later, Nessie unlocks the Shankly Gates at Anfield.
In 1997 two memorials to Shankly are unveiled, one in Glenbuck and one at Anfield.

Most of us will have heard myriad sayings attributed to Shankly. My favourite one is quite simply, "I...wanted to make the people happy".

RIP Bill and Nessie.
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Re: #Shankly100. RAWK Commemoration.
« Reply #2 on: September 2, 2013, 08:43:15 AM »
The History Board is where you'll find the articles today.

There's an interview with Karen Gill, his granddaughter,
http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=308268.0


there's an analysis of his tactics by PoP:
http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=308209.0


Some great memories from the arl arses here:
http://www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=308072.0



and a whole other bunch of stuff on the great man.


Enjoy.
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Re: #Shankly100. RAWK Commemoration. Why the Boards are shut today.
« Reply #3 on: September 2, 2013, 08:47:27 AM »
Have read most but not all of the Shankly articles posted thus far, there's some serious reading to be done for all.

Everything we have today from our kit to our legacy was down to this man, so I commend the mods and RAWK organisers from dedicating today (of all days - transfer deadline and all that shit) to the great man.

Those who were lucky enough to be involved in that part of our history have a great deal to say. It's well worth all of us who weren't around then learning as much as possible about what this man was about.
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Re: #Shankly100. RAWK Commemoration. Why the Boards are shut today.
« Reply #4 on: September 2, 2013, 08:52:38 AM »
This topic will stay here for people to read til tonight. Thanks.
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Re: #Shankly100. RAWK Commemoration. Why the Boards are shut today.
« Reply #5 on: September 2, 2013, 05:57:53 PM »
We've now reopened the site. Hope you enjoyed today.
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Re: #Shankly100. RAWK Commemoration. Why the Boards are shut today.
« Reply #6 on: September 2, 2013, 05:59:45 PM »
We've now reopened the site. Hope you enjoyed today.

Been fantastic reading all the content on Shanks today. Hope plenty of people of learnt even more about the great man.

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Re: #Shankly100. RAWK Commemoration. Why the Boards are shut today.
« Reply #7 on: September 2, 2013, 06:15:51 PM »
Really enjoyed reading all the articles today, thanks for compiling it together.