The original bobpaisley.com (click on image for a larger version)
The original website was created by Derek Dohren in 2001 and purchased by LFChistory.net in February 2008. LFChistory.net has added a lot of quotes, photos, stories and articles and will update regularly with interesting articles from Paisley's life and times.
Bobpaisley.com was relaunched by LFChistory.net on 17th February 2009.
The following have been invaluable in helping us put together this website:
Bob Paisley - An autobiography (1983)
Bob Paisley's personal view of the First Team Squad of 1986-87 as told to Clive Tyldesley (1987)
Bob Paisley - My 50 Golden Reds (1990)
Bob Paisley - Manager of the Millennium - John Keith (1999)
Karl Brodrick "Wooltonian"
Peter Etherington "Evo"
Siggi from LFCwallpapers.com
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"The party afterwards was at the Holiday Inn, just down from St Peter's itself. It was the last of its type. It was still (just) the age of soccer's innocence then. The press were invited and the world and his wife were allowed to gatecrash so long as they were decked in red. A number of the obits to Paisley mentioned that, however much the champagne bubbled, the beaming manager bursting out of his ill-fitting Burton's blue suit refused to take a drink, so he could "drink in the atmosphere and the achievement."
"Well, true in fact but not in theory. Halfway through the do a big mitt gripped my arm fondly. "A Keating's a boy who should know," said Bob. "D'you think there's any chance of getting a bottle of Guinness round here?" I searched every nook. The St Peter's Holiday Inn did not stock Guinness. "Ah me," said Bob, "that means only me and the Pope up the road and Horace [Yates, the teetotal sports editor of the Liverpool Daily Post] over there are the only three sober men in Rome tonight."
Frank Keating, the Guardian's former chief sports writer, dispels one myth and says that even though Paisley didn't drink that famous night in Rome in 1977, he sure wanted to