About us

Shankly.com was originally created by Derek Dohren in the summer of 1997. Borne out of a dearth of information on the web at that time relating to Shanks, the site has become the definitive internet resource of football's greatest.

The original shankly.com (click on image for a larger version)

Shankly.com was purchased by LFChistory.net in February 2008 and has added a lot of quotes, photos, stories and articles and will update regularly with interesting articles from Shankly's life and times.

LFChistory.net also felt it was important to launch the new Shankly.com with the blessing of the Shankly family, which we are pleased to say we have received.

After the launch we got this message from Vic Gill - Shankly's son-in-law: "Fantastic site, Karen said she wanted a shrine for her granddad, I think she has got one. Great work".

Shankly.com was relaunched by LFChistory.net on 17th February 2009.

The following have been invaluable in helping us put together this website:

Shankly by Bill Shankly (1977)
Tommy Smith - I did It the Hard Way (1980)
BILL SHANKLY - It's Much More Important Than That: The biography by Stephen F. Kelly (1997)
Tommy Smith - Over The Top (1998)
Talking Shankly by Tom Darby (1998)
The Best Of Times - My Favourite Football Stories by George Best and Les Scott (1999)
The Essential Shankly by John Keith (2001)
Shankly - From Glenbuck to Wembley by Phil Thompson and Steve Hale (2004)
The Real Bill Shankly by Sport Media (2007)

Karl Brodrick (Wooltonian)
Derek Dohren
Peter Etherington
Karen Gill (Shankly's granddaughter)
John Keith
Adrian Killen
Sharon Marshall
Chris Wood
Siggi from LFCwallpapers.com

And a special thank you to
Ian Callaghan
Sir Tom Finney
Brian Hall
Emlyn Hughes
John Keith
Ronnie Moran
George Scott
Tommy Smith

The pages at shankly.com are copyright of LFChistory.net

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Where applicable and where copyright has been established, LFChistory.net is glad to acknowledge the source of any material on these pages that can be proven to originate elsewhere.

Shanks quote

I know Ali got "Personality of the Century", but Shanks will always be number one in my book. My father was converted to the red faith (from Glasgow Rangers) in the mid 1960's by the power of this man. Can I share a story with you. My late Grandfather was a Liverpool fan all his life. Upon his retirement from the Docks in the late 1960's, he received his season ticket. He was shocked to find that the club had moved from his regular seat to one where he wasn't near the people he'd sat with for years, and where he'd get wet when it rained. My uncle took him to Anfield to try and get his old seat back. He explained he had just retired after working down the docks as man and boy. The people in the ticket office were completely unsympathetic, telling him that his seat was no longer available.

On leaving the office, he noticed Shanks walking in. "Bill, Bill" shouted by Grandfather, and the Great Man came over. My Grandfather explained the situation about his retirement, his time down the docks (working every night during the blitz) and a lifetime as a Liverpool fan. Shanks told him not to worry, to hang on and he'd sort it out. Five minutes later Shanks reappeared with the season ticket for my Grandfather's seat, and said ‚If you have any bother ever again, ask for me.‘ The man will always be number one in my book.

Colin Watt

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