Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Shankly was struck dumb

It's only right that David Kynaston's recently published history of 1956 and 1967 should refer to what happened on a 'cold, wet day' at The Valley when Charlton recovered from a 5-1 deficit to beat Huddersfield Town 7-6. What I did not realise was that manager Bill Shankly was so affected by the reverse that he was struck dumb. It was only when the train back reached Peterborough that he recovered the power of speech.

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