Bill Shankly Quotes

Football is not a matter of life and death, it’s much more important than that.

If you can’t support us when we lose or draw, don’t support us when we win.

Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.

A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.

I’m just one of the people who stands on the kop. They think the same as I do, and I think the same as they do.

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.

If you’re not sure what to do with the ball, just stick it in the net, and we’ll discuss the options later.

The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That’s how I see football, that’s how I see life.

I’m not worried about the referee or the opposition, I’m worried about our level of performance.

The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they don’t know the game.

Pressure is working down the pit. Pressure is having no work at all. Pressure is trying to escape relegation on 50 shillings a week. Pressure is not the European Cup or the Championship or the Cup Final. That’s the reward.

I’m a human being. I let emotions get the better of me on occasions and that was one of them.

I only ever want to be remembered for the football I played and the people I touched along the way.

I’ll be carrying on until I get tired.

Football is about glory, it’s about doing things in style and with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.

The work of a manager can be a lonely one.

The socialism I believe in is not really politics. It is a way of life. It is humanity. I believe the only way to live and to be truly successful is by collective effort, with everyone working for each other, everyone helping each other, and everyone having a share of the rewards at the end of the day.

Football is a team game. So is life.

It’s there, lurking, waiting. Latest Arsenal result, Aston Villa’s new stadium, Bernie’s political machinations, players’ contract disputes. I’ve no interest in any of that, until it affects the business of winning matches.

Football is not just a matter of life and death, it’s much more important than that. It’s got nothing to do with life or death, it’s more specific than that.

The work of a football manager is essentially black and white. The players either do what you tell them or they don’t. They either play as a team or they don’t.

There are not two types of managers – there is one winner and 19 losers.

Football is not a skill that you learn once and then use for the rest of your life. It’s a constantly evolving game, and you have to be willing to learn and adapt.

There is no substitute for hard work. If you’re not willing to put in the effort, you won’t achieve anything.

Success in football is not about individual brilliance, it’s about teamwork and collective effort.

You don’t have to have the best players to win, you just have to have the best team.

The most important thing is to play football with passion and pride. If you do that, the results will take care of themselves.

Football is a game of inches, and sometimes all it takes is one moment to change everything.

You have to be willing to take risks and make mistakes in football. That’s how you learn and grow as a player and as a team.

Winning is not the most important thing in football, but it sure does feel good.

Football is a way of life for me. It’s not just a game, it’s so much more than that.

The best feeling in the world is stepping out onto the pitch and hearing the roar of the crowd.

You can’t win them all, but you can give it your all.

Football is a language that everyone understands.

There is no room for complacency in football. It’s important to always strive for improvement.

Football is not about the individual, it’s about the team.

The beauty of football is that it brings people together, regardless of their background or beliefs.

Football is a battle, and the team that wants it more will come out on top.

The hardest part of being a footballer is not the physical demands, but the mental strength required to keep going when things get tough.

Football is about more than just winning trophies, it’s about the memories and the moments that last a lifetime.

Success is not just about winning, it’s about the journey and the lessons learned along the way.

Football has the power to inspire and unite people like nothing else.

In football, as in life, it’s important to never give up and always keep fighting.

The true measure of a player is not their skill or talent, but their character and determination.

Football is a game of passion, and it’s important to play the game with love and joy.

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