All About Winning: What Liverpool Can and Should Do to Win Within New Brexit Rules

All About Winning: What Liverpool Can and Should Do to Win Within New Brexit Rules
February 1, 2021 Chris Rowland
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Written by TTT Subscriber Paul Grech (Twitter).

This is the final part of this Brexit trilogy. Follow the links to check out Part 1 and Part 2 .

For many, the sad end to Kenny Dalglish’s second spell as Liverpool manager confirmed what they had thought all along; that he was a footballing dinosaur whose time had long passed. He had taken Liverpool to two cup finals – winning one – but it wasn’t enough for him to keep his job especially when the huge spend on players with an old-fashioned skillset like Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing confirmed the perception.

Such criticisms might have had some basis of truth but they also lack in respect for a man who often proved to be a visionary.

It was, after all, Dalglish who recognised the importance of having a strong youth system in his first spell as manager, a belief that saw the recruitment of Steve Heighway and the eventual development of a string of stars.

His contribution during the second stint was not as long lasting but far-sighted nevertheless.  For it was Dalglish who pushed for the creation of a special two year agreement between Liverpool, Irish side Bray Wanderers and the schoolkid football outfit St. Joseph’s Boys.

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