[Marxism] Bill Shankly — Liverpool’s determinedly socialist football manager

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 22:00:51 MDT 2013

No socialist in 60 years of British life has had more followers than Bill
Shankly; no-one on the left has had greater success.

Taking over as manager of Liverpool Football Club in 1959, with his team
struggling in the second division, by his retirement in 1974 Shankly had
guided Liverpool to three league titles, two FA cups and the club’s first
European trophy, the UEFA cup.
“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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