Ron YeatsNOW UNABLE TO ATTEND
The man Bill Shankly signed and appointed captain to lead Liverpool out of
the old Second Division in 1961-62 after the club had languished in the
football wilderness for eight seasons.
An inspirational, 6ft 2ins centre half who went on to win Scotland
recognition, he cost £30,000 from Dundee United two months after his
compatriot Ian St John had moved south to Anfield.
On the day Yeats arrived Shankly told assembled pressmen: "I've just signed
a colossus - come in and walk round him"! A former slaughterman in his
native Aberdeen, Yeats proved the rock on which the opposition's attacking
ambitions were wrecked and he was the first skipper in Liverpool history to
lift the FA Cup after the Wembley conquest of Leeds in 1965.