Slightly off topic I note Kenny Dalglish has been knighted.
Very well deserved for his post-Hillsborough efforts, and also his other charitable work. Fine footballer too.
I think, however, that the citation should read for services to the Glaswegian accent. I heard a brief interview with him this am and I'm assuming he was chuffed to bits but I honestly could not tell you for sure!
Incidentally I heard 5Live interview him a while ago-and for the first time realised that one of the presenters is actually his daughter (Kelly Cates). it was a very personal and emotional interview much of which focussed on the Hillsborough funerals etc. Quite moving, and the toll it took in him and his family was evident.
I have just been listening to a brief interview with KD, I think he was very pleased with the honour....?? Subtitles required next time...
As I’m sure most Liverpool fans would say a ‘Legend ‘ ..
I first saw him play in the early 70s in a Blackpool-Celtic pre-season friendly - Blackpool were 3-0 up at HT and Celtic brought on an 18 year old kid who scored a hat trick to earn a 3-3 draw ...
At Liverpool, I absolutely loved the taciturn brevity of his infrequent post-match interviews. His treatment of the press (he has since mellowed) was a pleasure to watch.
As a former Liverpool shareholder, (until Gillette & Hicks turned up), I managed to meet him a couple of times at Club events (agm etc) and was always overwhelmed by his charm and humility, as well as his accent!
Hillsborough almost destroyed him and his efforts on behalf of the families has always been nothing less than heroic.
Legend he certainly is - as a player, manager, person ...