From that day I started to believe!!
I remember my Grandad, Harry Fishwick telling me as a little boy in his house in Hunt Street off Breck Road, after Liverpool had just won the second division championship........ son the manager, Bill Shankly is going to make Liverpool FC great!!!
From that day I started to believe......in honesty at that age you don't know much about football but by the time I went to secondary school at 11yrs old I was a red through and through!! Emlyn was my favourite player for so many reasons but the standout one was his enthusiasm!!! I just loved how he played the game with so much passion and energy and who could ever forget the double clenched fists and smile when he was about to collect the European cup in Rome!!! Everything about him has to be admired and he epitomised football as it was meant to be played.
Like so many of my age I was lucky enough to share the most successful years in Liverpool's history and witness an endless supply of great players...Keegan, Heighway, Souness, Rush, Owen, Torres, Suarez, Barnes, Hansen, Fowler, Carragher, Gerrard And Dalglish etc etc etc But there has never been a player who represented football the way Bill Shankly wanted Liverpool FC to play and to make the people of Liverpool proud in the way that Emlyn Hughes did!
I love Liverpool and I loved Crazy Horse, God bless you Emlyn and all those who were lucky enough to know you. One of a Kind Close