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Shankley: Nature's Fire


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If 'our' Shanks gets a mention, even if it's a BBC Scotland produced documentary, it'll either be the Glenbuck Cherrypickers team photo, or the usual "elder brother Bob also managed Scottish clubs Dundee, Hibernian". Sadly he tends to be very much overlooked in these tribute programmes. I don't even think I've heard anyone mention that Bill won the Div.2 title with Liverpool the same season that Bob won the Scottish Div.1 title.

Anyway....won't you be watching the Tangy neighbours? :o 

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6 hours ago, WoodStein said:

If 'our' Shanks gets a mention, even if it's a BBC Scotland produced documentary, it'll either be the Glenbuck Cherrypickers team photo, or the usual "elder brother Bob also managed Scottish clubs Dundee, Hibernian". Sadly he tends to be very much overlooked in these tribute programmes. I don't even think I've heard anyone mention that Bill won the Div.2 title with Liverpool the same season that Bob won the Scottish Div.1 title.

Anyway....won't you be watching the Tangy neighbours? :o 

Thanks to the wonders of Betamax I can record the Shankly programme. :P

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On 18/05/2019 at 03:51, Cobra said:

I find it strange that one of the most famous managers in the history of football is Bill Shankly, and his brother took Dundee to the semi-finals of the European Cup.

To be fair Cobra, Bill Shankly won 3 Div 1 titles, 2 FA Cups and the UEFA Cup so he probably did trump brother Bob

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Whatever  view you may have about the merits & achievements of both brothers, it was nevertheless a tremendous piece of television ...

I watched it twice & enjoyed it even more the second time round (Shown a year or two back on BBC) As well as showing his tremendous achievements & hard work ethic & passion for the game. It was his genuine love & respect for the game &  "the fans" which moved me ... The common, ordinary, working class, which he saw as the life-blood of the game. These days it seems are now long gone. But it also seems in Liverpool, as a person, as well as a football manager, the achievements & memories of this man , who came from a decent hard working family, will live for a long time yet. Maybe it was this background, that established his love of football, his work ethic & love of the working class fans.

Maybe a wee mention of his brother Bob by producers of the film would not have gone amiss ... But again the focus was on profiling Bill.

Either way, a good (emotional at times) reflection of life/politics/football, of an era, which I felt I could identify & relate to. Thanks Chomp:chaplin:

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