Bill Shankly

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Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly

Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:57]
If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing.More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:04]
Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:58]
The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they don't know the game.More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:10]
'Son, you'll do well here as long as you remember two things. Don't over-eat and don't lose your accent.' - to Ian St John when he signed for Liverpool.More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:23]
To a journalist who suggested Liverpool were struggling - 'Ay, here we are with problems at the top of the league.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:56]
Talking to a reporter about Roger Hunt - 'Yes Roger Hunt misses a few, but he gets in the right place to miss them.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:05]
Explaining to Kevin Keegan what's expected of him at Anfield - 'Just go out and drop a few hand grenades all over the place son!'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:14]
'I know this is a sad occasion, but I think that Dixie would be amazed to know that even in death he could draw a bigger crowd to Goodison than Everton on a Saturday afternoon.' - speaking at the funeral of Everton legend Dixie DeanMore Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:24]
'If Everton were playing at the bottom of the garden, I'd pull the curtains.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:33]
'Sickness would not have kept me away from this one. If I'd been dead, I would have had them bring the casket to the ground, prop it up in the stands, and cut a hole in the lid.' - after beating Everton in the 1971 FA Cup semi-final.More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:19]
Addressing the Liverpool fans who turned up in their thousands to welcome the team home despite losing to Arsenal in the 1971 FA Cup final - 'Chairman Mao has never seen a greater show of red strength.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:29]
After signing Ron Yeats - 'With him in defence, we could play Arthur Askey in goal.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:38]
To Alan Ball after he'd signed for Everton - 'Never mind Alan, at least you'll be able to play next to a great team.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:47]
To Tommy Smith after he'd turned up for training with a bandaged knee - 'Take that poof bandage off, and what do you mean YOUR knee, it's LIVERPOOL'S knee!'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:41]
To the players after failing to sign Lou Macari - 'I only wanted him for the reserves anyway.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:53]
To Ian St John - 'If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just pop it in the net and we'll discuss your options afterwards.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:01]
About the 'This is Anfield' plaque - 'This is to remind our lads who they're playing for, and to remind the opposition who they're playing against.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:18]
Of course I didn't take my wife to see Rochdale as an anniversary present. It was her birthday amd would I have got married during the football season? Anyway, it was Rochdale reserves.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:26]
Shankly to the Brussels hotel clerk who queried his signing 'Anfield' as his address on the hotel register - 'But that's where I live.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:38]
Shankly explaining rotation to a reporter - 'Laddie, I never drop players, I only make changes.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:51]
'The difference between Everton and the Queen Mary is that Everton carry more passengers!'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:07]
To a local barber, who in 1968 had asked 'Anything off the top? Shanks retorted - 'Aye, Everton!'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:15]
On awaiting Everton's arrival for a derby game at Anfield, Shankly gave a box of toilet rolls to the doorman and said - 'Give them these when they arrive - they'll need them!'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:24]
'I always look in the Sunday paper to see where Everton are in the league - starting, of course, from the bottom up.'More Bill Shankly [09/02/2011 01:09:33]

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