(FOOTBALL) Ron Yeats - NOW UNABLE TO ATTEND

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(FOOTBALL) Ron Yeats - NOW UNABLE TO ATTEND

Postby Admin on Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:20 pm

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Ron Yeats
NOW 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.
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Re: (FOOTBALL) Ron Yeats

Postby Gerrard8 on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:12 pm

Not to mention the man who inspired Shanks to change Liverpool's home colours to an all red.

Its a real shame I can only make the Sunday as I would have loved another chance to meet a real reds legend
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