Shanks : Authorised Biography of Bill Shankly

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Bill Shankly,Liverpool FC manager in the 1970s,is one of the legendary figures in football.This book gives a full picture of his life and character,from early childhood in a small mining village in Ayrshire,to creating one of the greatest known football teams,and thew heady days of Liverpool's victory in the UEFA Cup in 1973. Bill Shankly is best remembered for creating an outstanding Liverpool team in t he 1970s,with players like Phil Thompson,Kevin Keegan,Emlyn Hughes,Ray Clemence,Brian Hall and Steve Heighway.Shankly rarely bought big names from top clubs,preferring to buy players young and instil the Liverpool system into them.It was his dynamic personality that turned good players into great players into superstars.Kevin Keegan has attributed all his success to Shankly,noting that'if he belie T
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 112 x 172 x 30mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 12pp b&w photographs
  • 0752802461
  • 9780752802466

About Dave Bowler

Beautifully illustrated, with rare archive material, the book will be a pastiche of a 1950s football annual.Aimed at the Christmas gift/nostalgia market (for the older, more discerning fan).Having written critically acclaimed biographies of Bill Shankly, Danny Blanchflower, Alf Ramsey and a recent history of the England team, Dave Bowler's contacts in the world of football veteransare second to none: features interviews with Bobby Robson, Don Howe, MalcolmAllison and Walter Winterbottom among others.There have been best-selling accounts of the lives of contemporary journeymen footballers (Gary Nelson, Steve
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