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The Bob Paisley Memorial Appeal

Last summer, myself and a few like-minded Reds who use the supporters website www.onthekop.com went to Glenbuck to see the memorial to Bill Shankly. It was more of a pilgrimage really and it struck us that only Liverpool supporters could do something like that to pay homage to one of our greats. Last Christmas thoughts turned to where to visit next and the obvious choice was Hetton-le-Hole, the birth place of Bob Paisley. I looked into it and found that the only memorial to the great man in his hometown was a small plaque high on the wall of one of Bobs former schools.

Our immediate thought was that the supporters of Liverpool Football Club may be able to improve on that.

We think that if a memorial exists for Bill Shankly at the town of his birth then Bob Paisley should be honoured in the same way.

Bob Paisley is our most successful manager with a total of 3 European Cups, 6 League Titles, 3 League Cups, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 European Super Cup and 5 Charity Shields. Bob was named Manager Of The Year 6 times.

All this during a managerial career spanning just 8 seasons.

In 52 years of loyal service to Liverpool Football club, Bob was a player, physiotherapist, coach, manager and director. His achievements will surely be unsurpassed in the game.

In short, Bob Paisley is a World Football Great.

We approached the Paisley family in Liverpool with our idea to construct a memorial to Bob in Hetton-le-Hole. The Paisley family are delighted with the idea and would love to see this become a reality.

We then approached Hetton Town Council. They were really impressed with the idea and in early January invited us to Hetton to meet some of the local councillors and to show us around a few potential sites for the proposed memorial. We have since met with stone masons and construction firms in the Hetton-le-Hole area.

The local people of Hetton-le-Hole are very keen on this idea and fully support it.

Since then things have moved on to the point that we’re ready to commission the project, which will be similar to the Glenbuck memorial.

So now its up to us, the supporters of Liverpool F.C, to make this a reality.

We have decided to open this appeal fund so that supporters from home and abroad can make this happen. What we’re looking for is for supporters either through personal donations or as supporters clubs/organisations to donate whatever they can so that we can get this done as soon as possible, hopefully this summer.

We have already contacted as many supporters clubs as we can in case they need time to organise any fund raising events, should they wish.

A fund raising night is planned by us at The Sandon on March 29th. Details will be available soon, and tickets will be an affordable £10.

Myself and my 12 year old son Jack Graves will be doing a sponsored walk up Englands highest peak Scafell Pike towards the end of April, more details of this will be released soon.

Some websites and supporters clubs have already expressed an interest in holding events so that they can raise funds while celebrating the achievements of Bob Paisley.

If anyone would like further information please contact us at [email protected]

Donations can be made to directly to our HSBC bank account
Account Number 73952886
Sort Code 40-22-25

If you wish to send cheques or postal orders then please make them payable to
"Bob Paisley Memorial Fund" and send to

Bob Paisley Memorial Fund
PO Box 72
LIVERPOOL
L19 1WZ

Donations can also be made via Paypal to [email protected] or alternatively, visit
www.bobpaisleymemorial.homestead.com

*Please note - Paypal incurs commission fees and will reduce the amount donated so if you can use any other method to send your donation please do.

T Shirts are available and all profits will go directly to the cause.

There are 2 designs available in small, medium, large, XL and XXL. The cost is a very reasonable £10 each. One of the designs is Bobs Favourite picture.

For more information, and to pre-order, visit this site
www.bobpaisleymemorial.homestead.com

All the information on ordering, delivery or collection at the match can be found there.

For background to this story, please follow these links

The original trip to Glenbuck (long read)

http://onthekop.com/forum/index.php/topic,3621.0.html

The conception of The Bob Paisley Memorial

http://onthekop.com/forum/index.php/topic,6149.0.html

So now its up to you. Please donate whatever you can so that we, the supporters of Liverpool Football Club, can show our love and thanks to Bob Paisley.

Thank you.

Ian Graves
For and on behalf of The Bob Paisley Memorial Committee.

[email protected]

Please feel free to copy this message to any Liverpool Football Club supporters forums that you use.
 

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Tickets are £10.00 and are available from the HJC shop opposite the Albert, The shop is open Monday to Friday 10.00 till 14.00, best ring 0151 260 5262 before you set off just to make sure it's open.

Or contact [email protected]


Please feel free to post these details on any other Liverpool site that you may visit.
 

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Proceeds from the sale of these go to the Bob Paisley Memorial Fund.

Joey Jones and Kenny Dalglish photo from 1978 - signed by Joey Jones, price £10.00.
This new 12" x 8" photo of Kenny and Joey will be signed by Joey w/c 17th March 2008. All orders before then can have their photo dedicated if required.

Joey Jones / Kenny Dalglish Signed Photo - Retro Reds (12x

Licenced from Action Images, these stunning press quality photos are lab-printed on archive paper and are a new addition to our range of signed items.
Photos of Joey signing these will, of course, be available after the signing and emailed to each buyer.

http://www.kbag.co.uk/public_html/pr...s/KENNYJOE.jpg


Please note, Kenny will not be signing these.

Available on our website now for pre-order if anyone wants one


http://www.kbag.co.uk/public_html/index.php?productID=309


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It should be the Sir Bob Paisley Memorial, only a crass government would not give him a posthumous knighthood. What he achieved with Liverpool FC domestically and internationally has not been matched.
 

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Yes a pathetic joke that Bob Paisley does not and did not get a knighthood. Then there were murmurs of beckham becoming a knighted, makes you sick to your stomach.

But I think in a way the failure of recognition from the state, endears Bob to us even more.
 

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the idiots who give out peerages say he cannot be knighted as he is now dead!! Yet as you point out idiots like Beckham and loud mouths like Fergie are given knighthoods.

In fact Matt Busby and Bobby Charlton have also been given knighthoods, no coincidence that they are all Man U and achieved what in comparison to Paisley?
 
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