50 years of Shankly

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 December 59 begins the revolution
Now we celebrate a Red jubilee
Glenbuck Cherrypickers to Liverpool
At the helm William Shankly OBE

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 “I’m a people’s man – only the people matter”
Mantra of one of the finest in the game
“Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool”
With total assurance he would proclaim

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “Yes, Roger Hunt misses a few,
“But he gets in the right place to miss them”
“Tommy Smith wasn’t born. He was quarried”
Spiky hilarity to describe his gems

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 In the glorious ways of the bootroom
Tide of the great Red poppy
Bottom half of the second to footballs peak
Bil Shankly – He made the people happy

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Number 7
(c) Emdad Rahman



“If you’re not sure what to do with the ball, just pop it in the net and we’ll discuss your options afterwards.”

“I was only in the game for the love of football – and I wanted to bring back happiness to the people of Liverpool.”

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/50-years-of-shankly/