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Tuesday Mar 27  Posted by: Antoine Zammit  54 Comments »

Shankly out!

Food for thought.

The year was 1965, Manchester United won the league, Liverpool finished in 7th place after losing 15 games.

The Kopities did win the FA Cup and the manager was a certain Bill Shankly

Here is the final table from 1965.

Final Table Full Home Away
P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GA Pt
1 Manchester United 42 26 9 7 89 39 16 4 1 52 13 10 5 6 37 26 2.28 61
2 Leeds United 42 26 9 7 83 52 16 3 2 53 23 10 6 5 30 29 1.60 61
3 Chelsea 42 24 8 10 89 54 15 2 4 48 19 9 6 6 41 35 1.65 56
4 Everton 42 17 15 10 69 60 9 10 2 37 22 8 5 8 32 38 1.15 49
5 Nottingham Forest 42 17 13 12 71 67 10 7 4 45 33 7 6 8 26 34 1.06 47
6 Tottenham Hotspur 42 19 7 16 87 71 18 3 0 65 20 1 4 16 22 51 1.23 45
7 Liverpool 42 17 10 15 67 73 12 5 4 42 33 5 5 11 25 40 0.92 44
8 Sheffield Wednesday 42 16 11 15 57 55 13 5 3 37 15 3 6 12 20 40 1.04 43
9 West Ham United 42 19 4 19 82 71 14 2 5 48 25 5 2 14 34 46 1.16 42
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 16 10 16 83 79 12 2 7 46 33 4 8 9 37 46 1.05 42
11 Stoke City 42 16 10 16 67 66 11 4 6 40 27 5 6 10 27 39 1.01 42
12 Burnley 42 16 10 16 70 70 9 9 3 39 26 7 1 13 31 44 1.00 42
13 Arsenal 42 17 7 18 69 75 11 5 5 42 31 6 2 13 27 44 0.92 41
14 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 13 16 70 65 10 5 6 45 25 3 8 10 25 40 1.08 39
15 Sunderland 42 14 9 19 64 74 12 6 3 45 26 2 3 16 19 48 0.86 37
16 Aston Villa 42 16 5 21 57 82 14 1 6 36 24 2 4 15 21 58 0.69 37
17 Blackpool 42 12 11 19 67 78 9 7 5 41 28 3 4 14 26 50 0.86 35
18 Leicester City 42 11 13 18 69 85 9 6 6 43 36 2 7 12 26 49 0.81 35
19 Sheffield United 42 12 11 19 50 64 7 5 9 30 29 5 6 10 20 35 0.78 35
20 Fulham 42 11 12 19 60 78 10 5 6 44 32 1 7 13 16 46 0.77 34
21 Wolverhampton Wndrs 42 13 4 25 59 89 8 2 11 33 36 5 2 14 26 53 0.66 30
22 Birmingham City 42 8 11 23 64 96 6 8 7 36 40 2 3 16 28 56 0.67 27

Check out the crowd that turned out to cheer this Liverpool team that finished 7th in the league.


 

 

Thank God there was no Twitter back in 1965 or Shanks would have been massacred.

Yep Bill Shankly that old fashioned manager.

YNWA

-Antoine


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