Wednesday, September 16, 2009

frankly mr shankly

Quoting Bill Shankly in the previous post led me to this further nugget of wisdom from the great man.

"A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe that you are the best and then make sure that you are. In my time at Liverpool we always said we had the best two teams in Merseyside, Liverpool and Liverpool reserves."

Shankly also had some insight into the nature of karma, or co-dependent origination if you prefer.

[To Tommy Lawrence after the ball went between his legs and into the goal]

Lawrence: 'Sorry boss I should have kept my legs closed'

Shankly: 'Don't worry son its not your fault, it was your Mother who should have kept her legs closed'

thanks to anfield online.

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