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Shankly's Town: A Paradise Lost.

Before Liverpool, there was Huddersfield. Before Anfield, there was Leeds Road. At Anfield you will find the Shankly Gates. and a seven-foot-high bronze statue of the legendary Scottish manager, arms aloft in victory. 887 more words


Champions League Archives Part VII: 1977-1985: When England Ruled Europe

After six years of Dutch and German dominance a new world order was on the European Cup horizon. Since the competition’s inception 20 years ago a solitary¬†English club, Manchester United, had been crowned European champions. 2,785 more words

Champions League Archives

Cardiff 2017: Champions League final despair

“Somebody said: ‘Football’s a matter of life and death to you. I said, ‘Listen it’s more important than that’.”

WORLD class sport has never really understood irony – which perhaps explains why people have never really known whether to take revered Liverpool manager Bill Shankly’s comments on football as a matter of life and death seriously. 1,209 more words


Scotland on Sunday, 19 April 2013

Martyn McLaughlin, ‘Move to honour Ayrshire town that produced Shankly’, 18 August 2013.

Makes a mention of my assistance on a community football project in Glenbuck, East Ayrshire, the home village of the late Liverpool manager Bill Shankly.

Scottish Football

The Winner Takes It All.

I’ve made no secret of my lack of knowledge of, and interest in American sports of any stripe, save for a marginal interest in seeing the Seattle Sounders do well. ¬† 1,203 more words


Red or Dead

Having enjoyed the Damned United so much, this book was on my to read list, and the focus of the Howler Book Club prompted me to pick up a copy. 301 more words