It’s been several months of inactivity, work wise this year has been intense with very little let up so the programmes have taken a back seat, and I’ve only just managed to get through the latest batch and get them all uploaded in the last week.
331 programmes added, 7217 pages scanned and 44 years that have had programmes added to which brings the total number of programmes to 2876, with 89172 pages scanned and far too many cups of coffee consumed!
The wants list will be getting updated as I need a real good sort out of exactly what I’ve Got and not Got and put everything in order which is going to take a bit of time!
A programme that I enjoyed having a good flick through was the Celtic v Liverpool fixture from 1974, see the link below!
The fans were treated to a fine game between league champions Celtic and English FA Cup holders Liverpool.
The great Bill Shankly took charge of the Anfield side for one last time to go head to head against his great friend Jock Stein. Liverpool played all their big guns – Clemence, Hughes, Keegan, Heighway, Toshack.
60,000 fans turned out to make it a wonderful occasion with tremendous atmosphere. At the end McNeill went to the supporters as the fans chanted his name.
There is only one ‘King Billy’……..and that’s McNeill.
From the website Shankly.com – Shankly led out Clemence, Lindsay, Smith, Thompson, Hughes, Heighway, Hall, Callaghan, Cormack, Toshack and Keegan out at Celtic Park in front of 60,000 people and got a sensational reception as Liverpool fan Chris Wood remembers:
“Two days after the Charity Shield match at Wembley when Bill was given the honour of leading out his men in red for one final time, I made the long journey up to Glasgow from London by train where Liverpool were playing at Celtic Park in a testimonial match for Billy McNeill.
Before the teams appeared Billy McNeill walked in the the centre-circle to take the applause of his people and then he beckoned for Bill Shankly to come and join him. Everyone knew it was his last match in charge before the competitive season started five days later under Bob Paisley.
It was McNeill’s night but that amazing crowd of 60,000 stood as one and it seemed the whole stadium was chanting “Shankly, Shankly” and “Liv-er-pool, Liv-er-pool”. They just didn’t clap and cheer. they roared. I have never seen or heard anything like it before or since, not a tribute like to someone who had never worn their famous green and white hoops. It was breathtaking. Makes me shiver thinking about it now.”
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