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Past Managers: Volume 3 - Bob Paisley

Whenever somebody utters the name of Liverpool Football Club, it's synonymous with great managers and great players. Over the years Bill Shankly has become an icon but many people forget the achievements of his successor, Shankly began the dream, but it was none other than Bob Paisley who ensured it continued.

The Basics

Full Name: Robert Paisley
Nickname: Bob
Date Of Birth: 23rd January 1919
Born in: Sunderland
Position As A Player: Defender
Years As A Liverpool Player: 15
Years As Liverpool Manager: 9

Playing Career

Bob Paisley began his footballing career at Bishop Auckland a none league side close to Durham. Bob made his move to Liverpool in 1939 but because of World War 2 he was unable to make his debut until the beginning of January in 1946.

His first goal came against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a league fixture at Anfield. As a defender, Bob wasn't a huge goalscorer but managed to put 10 in the net over 253 appearances for Liverpool.

Coaching Career/Backroom Staff

Bob afte…

Past Players: Volume 3 - Kenny Dalglish

Basics Full Name: Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish Nickname: King Kenny DOB: 4th March 1951 Height: 5"8

Kenny Dalglish was born and raised in the Scottish city of Glasgow and was a huge Glasgow Rangers fan as a boy so it was quite a surprise when he signed for Celtic and broke into the first team for them in 1971, all that remains to be said is that Rangers must have been gutted that he had chosen the hoops.
Dalglish was based at the club from 1968 but it took the three years for him to mature and prove his worth before Jock Stein called him up to the senior side. He did have trials as a schoolboy at West Ham and Liverpool but they came to no avail. Just 4 years after the young Scotsman burst onto the scene he was made captain of Celtic. Dalglish scored 112 goals in 204 appearances for Celtic.
Dalglish collected many honours in his time at the Scottish club and put in some excellent displays of football, his increasing success made him worthy of an international call up and he was a member o…

Quite Shankly, I'm Amazed.

So with the eve of 50 years since Shankly showed up at the Liverpool quarters nearly upon us, the 1st of December will mark exactly 5 decades since the great man began his reign at Liverpool Football Club.

William (Bill) Shankly was born on the 2nd September 1913. A small, isolated village in Ayrshire - Scotland would be host to the young life of arguably the greatest ever manager to grace the football league.

Shankly began his footballing career in 1931 when he became a player for his local team - Cronberry Eglinton. A year later he headed for Carlisle United but it wasn't until he again moved clubs to Preston North End that his playing abilities were truly realised.

His successes at PNE included;

Playing statistics:
Debut: 9th December 1933 v Hull City
Games: 297
Goals: 13
1933-34 Runners Up Division 2
1936-37 F.A. Cup Runners Up
1937-38 F.A. Cup Winners

Shankly has his own stand at Preston NE with his face depicted using the seats and colours of the club see here.

Shankly had a mem…