Thursday, December 17, 2009

We are the Sons of Shankly . . .



Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the day when Bill Shankly took charge @ Anfield. The media has, by & large, used this occasion to highlight how far we have fallen since the great man left the Boot Room.

Saying how Shanks would have been ashamed at Rafa's team. How the current squad would have horrified the great man.

Well, fook that. Let us honour his memory & stand behind our team. If anything would disgust Shanks would be 'fans' turning on their own kind. Rafa & his team may NOT be the greatest but they're still LFC & we are duty bound to support them.

Thank you Mr Shankly fer building this great institution that has given us so much joy. Forever remembered . . .

13 comments:

Jon-C said...

He certainly made me happy, wish i could say that to the clowns at the helm of the club currently.

Irregardless, this great man deserves every plaudits he ever received and the utmost respect from all who loved the game. He made us who we are, and to compare this great man to *ahem* a certain red-faced manager and to the ever present enigma that none one us seem to understand at the club currently would be ludicrous.

Thanks for the memories and the good times Mr Bill Shankly! Here's to another 50 years of greatness to you, the club and most of all the fans who so adored you.

-JonC-

Jonno said...

As mentioned, we might be struggling in the league, and that the media is using this proud occasion to shoot us down, the least we could do is not take the bait the media has been dangling in front of us for so long.

Shankly would not want us to turn our back on the team, the manager and the club, how he felt about the performance and the management of the club is another matter all together, the main thing is that he would want us to stand behind the team and the team to embrace us.

Me might've put the "This is Anfield" plague on top of the tunnel going onto the pitch to "remind our players who they are playing for" and the opposition "who they are playing against", but one thing he didn't expect would be the Shankly Gates, to remind us, who we are supporting and why we support them. And most of all, the MEANING of SUPPORT. For we are proper football supporters and fans, not merely some "followers".

Thank you Mr. Shankly.

Tinesh said...

A legend, just like another Liverpool boy who was not welcomed to manage the club and was sent over to Manchester, only to later become their greatest manager.

See the compliment and the swipe there? :P

Tinesh said...

ps: All of yous here are welcome to my party at Aliyaa Restaurant and Bar, Jalan Dungun, Damansara on the 18th of Dec.

Anba said...

...Shankly..Busby..and ahem..Ferguson...all are scottish...hmm y eh...excpet for pasiley mayb..ic lots of Scots in the english league mgmt..

anfield devotee said...

JonC: He will never be forgotten.

Jonno: Correcto Mundo, we should not rise to the baot.

Tinesh: Finally some research! But just where di ye read we rejected Busby?

Anba: George Graham?

Anba said...

When Liverpool player Tommy Smith once consulted Shankly to tell him he couldn't play next week, due to his injured knee, Shankly replied: "Take that poof bandage off, and what do you mean Your knee, it's Liverpool's knee!"

Anba said...

blimey...how can i faget...yup i was asleep during his tenure with arsenal hehehe...hooray 1-0 nil to arsenal

Anba said...

taken from wikipedia...

Before going into management, Busby was a player for two of Manchester United's greatest rivals, Manchester City and Liverpool. During his time at City, Busby played in three FA Cup Finals, winning one of them. After his playing career was interrupted by the Second World War, Busby was offered the job of assistant coach at Liverpool, but they were unwilling to give him the control over the team that he wanted and he took the vacant manager's job at Manchester United instead.

anfield devotee said...

Anba: Ya lar, he wasn't REJECTED rite? He was offered assistant coach he tak mau ie he lar reject . . .

Tinesh said...

Hahaha. They dont wanna give him the control so he kena reject la. But still. Awesome managers

Jonno said...

Whether Busby was rejected or id he rejected the Liverpool, one thing is for sure, he LEARNED the trade from the best, Liverpool.

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