Quotes by Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly

Scottish football player and manager

Alive from: 1913-

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    A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.
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    Aim for the sky and you'll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you'll stay on the floor.
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    Football is a simple game based on the giving and taking of passes, of controlling the ball and of making yourself available to receive a pass. It is terribly simple.
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    I have been received more warmly by Everton than I have by Liverpool. It is scandalous that I should have to write these things about the club that I helped build into what it is today.
    Source: From his autobiography Its More Important Than That
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    If Everton were playing down the bottom of my garden, I'd draw the curtains.
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    Some people believe that football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much more important than that.
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    Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.
    Source: In Sunday Times (UK) Oct. 4 1981
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    The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.
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