He made the people happy

Bill Shankly when asked how he would like to be remembered:

"That I've been basically honest in a game in which it is sometimes difficult to be honest. Sometimes you‘ve got to tell a little white lie to get over a little troublesome period of time. I'd like to think that I have put more into the game than I have taken out. And that I haven‘t cheated anybody, that I've been working for people honestly all along the line, for the people of Liverpool who go to Anfield. I'd like to be recognised for trying to give them entertainment.

I'd played at Anfield and I knew the crowd were fantastic. I knew there was a public just waiting. So I fought the battles inside and outside. I was interested in only one thing, success for the club. And that meant success for the people. I wanted results for the club, for the love of the game, to make the people happy."

 

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Raise money for Shankly the puppy!

Saturday 16 November 2013

A lifelong Liverpool supporter is attempting to raise money for a unique tribute to Bill Shankly.

Lee Hodgson, 46, a passionate Red hopes to mark the 100-year anniversary of Bill Shankly's birth by raising funds to name a guide dog puppy "Shankly" because then another blind person never has to walk alone!

"I am a totally blind life long Liverpool Football club fan, who has had guide dogs for over 25 years. My dogs enable me to live independently and travel freely. My current guide dog, Emily, is an almost white Labrador Retriever cross. I wanted to pay my own tribute to Bill Shankly for all he did for my wonderful LFC. His forward vision and of course the club's motto, "You'll Never walk alone" are so appropriate for guide dogs. I want to give someone else the chance to freedom and independence that my amazing guide dogs have given me, whilst paying a true and just tribute to one of my all time heroes, Bill Shankly."

If you would like to support Lee's campaign, click here to make a donation or text SHGD90 and the amount you wish to contribute to 70070. Alternatively, or for further information, contact Guide Dogs Liverpool on 0118 983 8749.

Happy 100th birthday Shanks!

Monday 2 September 2013

It's safe to say that outside Shankly's family nobody knew Bill Shankly as well as Bob Paisley. Here are his recollections of the great man.

Review of Shankly The Lost Diary

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Chris Wood shares his opinion on the new Shankly book. Read all about it by clicking here.

Make it a “Santa Shankly” Christmas

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Shankly at Christmas is the exciting prospect at Port Sunlight’s Gladstone Theatre this year when four Liverpool legends will be live on stage revealing their own memories and anecdotes about the iconic Anfield manager. Ian St John, Ian Callaghan, Ron Yeats and Chris Lawler join broadcaster John Keith and actor Steve Hazlehurst in a special Yuletide edition of The Bill Shankly Story for one night only at the Gladstone on Friday, December 28 2012.

After the show members of the audience can meet the whole cast for autographs and photographs as a lasting souvenir of an evening of football nostalgia and celebration. As the 100th anniversary of Shankly’s birth approaches next year , the acclaimed production comes to the Gladstone for the first time.

Tickets, £16 with £13 concessions, are now on sale and would make a perfect Christmas present for family or friends. They are available in person from the Gladstone Theatre box office – adjacent to Port Sunlight Merseyrail station – Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm or by calling 0151 643 8757. Also online at: www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk. For further inquiries please contact John Keith on 07773 715666.

Shanks quote

"I'm just one of the people who stands on the Kop. They think the same as I do, and I think the same as they do. It's a kind of marriage of people who like each other."

Shankly on his relationship with the fans

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