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Making Shankly

6.61 h 2 min2018ALL
Bill Shankly as you've never seen him before. Making Shankly explores the formative years of a Liverpool FC legend and tells a story that spans the football world from past to present. Everyone knows Bill Shankly the man, but the tiny village of Glenbuck - where he was born - has been largely forgotten. Beneath its neglect lies one of the most compelling stories in football.
Simon Thornton
Bill Shankly
DocumentarySportsSpecial Interest
English [CC]
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3.6 out of 5 stars

12 global ratings

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DTPReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 September 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Happy Memories
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I am writing this as an Evertonian. Way back in the late sixties I worked as a young structural engineer for a Consulting Engineers in Liverpool. Over a couple of winter days I assisted one of the partners in a survey for a proposed grandstand at Anfield. I was always there early awaiting the arrival of my boss who was always late. On the third day Mr Shankly came over to me and said you must be *loody frezing laddie; has your boss not come yet? I told him I was a blue, "Don't worry laddie we all have our cross to bear" he said " come in and have a mug of tea to warm you up and I'll show you what you could have won had you been one of us" He did show me and I'll never forget what a lovely man he was. No airs and graces about him!
I still remeber the conversation now some fifty plus years on!
It was good watching this film about his upbringing and I can see why he was so 'Down to Earth'.
Amazon Customer michael BawdenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 January 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very interesting.
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I watched this just before new year 2020 and found it so interesting that when my wife and I visited family in Scotland for hogmany I took her there as a surprise, the memorial stone has now been moved to the site where Bill Shankly was born and there is a car park close to it. The home is marked out with a small wall, this made our visit so much better as we are both big Liverpool FC supporters and from Liverpool. It was an emotional visit to as my wife is an Hillsborough survivor and was in a coma for 6 days after that terrible event. It makes a very interesting story either way even if you don't like football. Well done to the film makers and the people who had the memorial stone moved to it's rightful place. Mick + Hazel JF96 YNWA.
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Jock WallaceReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 May 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Know your history!
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Mr.Bill Shankly,like myself,was a proud Ayrshireman.There is much to be proud of.Liverpool fc won so much last season,and where did that success begin?In the wee village of Glenbuck,Ayrshire and Mr Bill Shankly.This is a fantastic film with lovely interviews from the people who matter,Shanklys people.Watch this film and now visit the new Glenbuck village heritage,it brings to life a part of Ayrshire that could have been forgotten but is now alive.Watch the film,visit Glenbuck and know your history!
The DukeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 June 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
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This brings home the basics of the era and a far flung community with a population of 1700 who survived entirely by working in the mines.............well, apart from the small percentage who made it as footballers. Living conditions with no electricity, no running water and coal fires and a large household with one bath, filled each time from boiling a kettle, required working for each other & discipline which Bill [Willie as he was known then] Shankly ensured was part of his philosophy and ultimately the success of Liverpool F.C. under his leadership.
As a lifelong LFC Supporter this is quality educational viewing.
Mal. B.
Andrea, StaffsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 January 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
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Was more about Shankly's home town than the man himself, or how he built Liverpool.
Found myself fast forwarding as it was boring.
James RevittReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 June 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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Absolutely dreadful. If you want a good sleep watch this. Nothing to do with how Shankly built Liverpool.
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TootingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
lovely film
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might dissapoint those who are interested to hear about shankley the person and manager but would appeal to those who wanted to know more about where he came from. I loved all the contributions and the pace and the music accompanying this documentary.
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michael crossReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Avoid at all costs.
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Fails to deliver on what it promises. As a lifelong LFC fan, this didn't give any info on the legend that is Shankly whatsoever and mostly concentrates on showing the remains of Glenbuck.
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