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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2016, 03:59:15 AM »
True gentleman, modest genius, thank you Bob for years and years of service to our great club. No chance he will be forgotten and his records will take some beating.

RIP Sir Bob
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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2016, 07:50:36 AM »
Great thread. Thanks OP.

I'm sure you're resting peacefully Bob. Can't see those achievements EVER being repeated :)

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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2016, 09:05:45 AM »
The right man in the right place at the right time. An absolute genius and gentleman.


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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2016, 11:31:28 AM »


Cheers Bob
He's got a tattoo on his wrist that says "I hate blackie blackie blackie blacks, and I fucking love handballing it into the opponent's goal and away from my own goal, and biting people, and kicking young kids in the bollocks when they ask for autographs. And diving. I fucking love that."

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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2016, 12:39:33 PM »
Just as everyone has "their" Doctor Who, every Liverpool fan has "their" manager, the one who symbolised the club just as they were starting to become interested in football.

I'm 43, which means Bob was 'my' manager. I knew all about Shankly of course, but I was 2 years old when he retired. It was Bob who won the trophies during my formative years. When I was 10, my mum took my cousin and me on a guided tour of Anfield. We were absolutely buzzing, I bought an autograph book (this was in the days before selfies!). Phil Thompson was our guide, and I remember we met Craig Johnston, Ian Rush, Phil Neal amongst others. When we saw the footballers, we gathered round in a big circle, shoving our autograph books at them.

Then, as we were walking out of Anfield and into the car park, a car pulled up, and Bob climbed out. We all immediately formed an orderly queue and waited patiently while Bob signed our books. The respect and love for the man, even from kids who were young enough to be his grandchildren was immense.

Thank you Bob for everything.
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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2016, 04:12:54 PM »
bitter,not me.a granddad,but I'm not even 40

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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2016, 06:55:14 PM »
Great Op.  Thanks for sharing all these wonderful reminders and memories of the great man and his great teams.

Rest Well Bob.  8)
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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2016, 11:02:22 PM »
Just as everyone has "their" Doctor Who, every Liverpool fan has "their" manager, the one who symbolised the club just as they were starting to become interested in football.

I'm 43, which means Bob was 'my' manager. I knew all about Shankly of course, but I was 2 years old when he retired. It was Bob who won the trophies during my formative years. When I was 10, my mum took my cousin and me on a guided tour of Anfield. We were absolutely buzzing, I bought an autograph book (this was in the days before selfies!). Phil Thompson was our guide, and I remember we met Craig Johnston, Ian Rush, Phil Neal amongst others. When we saw the footballers, we gathered round in a big circle, shoving our autograph books at them.

Then, as we were walking out of Anfield and into the car park, a car pulled up, and Bob climbed out. We all immediately formed an orderly queue and waited patiently while Bob signed our books. The respect and love for the man, even from kids who were young enough to be his grandchildren was immense.

Thank you Bob for everything.

Hear hear!! This salute to the memory and the achievements of this great football man is from an old United fan who loved the game and the great moulding characters of our old game. Bob was pre-eminent among them for sure - and to cap it all off for me was schooled into the folklore of Liverpool Football Club by my hero Matt Busby when Bob first arrived from Bishop Auckland. Sleep well Bob lad - you've earned it for sure!!
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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2016, 11:36:10 PM »
Great man, great manager, someone who virtually had every kind of job possible at a football club. Player, coach, then became the greatest of managers. One of the old school, never tire of reading about him and his achievements. They don't make them like him any more, and more's the pity. I hope you are resting peacefully Bob you've certainly earned it. 
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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2016, 11:44:47 PM »
Just as everyone has "their" Doctor Who, every Liverpool fan has "their" manager, the one who symbolised the club just as they were starting to become interested in football.

I'm 43, which means Bob was 'my' manager. I knew all about Shankly of course, but I was 2 years old when he retired. It was Bob who won the trophies during my formative years. When I was 10, my mum took my cousin and me on a guided tour of Anfield. We were absolutely buzzing, I bought an autograph book (this was in the days before selfies!). Phil Thompson was our guide, and I remember we met Craig Johnston, Ian Rush, Phil Neal amongst others. When we saw the footballers, we gathered round in a big circle, shoving our autograph books at them.

Then, as we were walking out of Anfield and into the car park, a car pulled up, and Bob climbed out. We all immediately formed an orderly queue and waited patiently while Bob signed our books. The respect and love for the man, even from kids who were young enough to be his grandchildren was immense.

Thank you Bob for everything.

EVen though I was nearly born at a Shanks match, I grew up with Bob as manager and this post captures that 'Doctor Who' feel perfectly. My dad had moved us far South by the time he took over (but he was good enough to bring me back a '77 FA Cup programme and a '78 European Cup programme. Didn't take me, did ya? You tight ald git! Lol) but I didn't mind taking/giving the beatings to the Saints fans whilst I grew up because we had the greatest team ever put together and Bob got them to click. Humility, class, genius. RIP, Bob.

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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2016, 11:49:35 PM »
Great man, quiet man. Great times. Lucky to have been around for them. Simply the best.

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Re: Sir Bob Paisley. 20 Years.
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2016, 10:04:47 AM »
Just as everyone has "their" Doctor Who, every Liverpool fan has "their" manager, the one who symbolised the club just as they were starting to become interested in football.

Thank you Bob for everything.

You nailed it with that sentence ... or maybe it just resonates with supporters of our age. I'm a couple of years older than you, but I was still only 4 when Shanks stepped aside. Bob was (is still) my Liverpool manager.

Just found this http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03jpbp1?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_5_live_sports_extra&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=radio_and_music on the BBC website. I really enjoyed it ... and it brought back some wonderful memories.