Sir Kenny Dalglish

Lynch04

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Tough luck with the demotion from King.

Honestly couldn't care a bit because royalty is bunk, but love the way he recognized all the people that came before him that but for one thing or another could and should have been similarly honored.
I havent replied to you in general, just i pressed the wrong button and couldnt be arsed to back track.

I am over the moon for Dalglish and his family. I was born in 82 so my most poignant memory is him resigning after the 4-4 (i think) against Everton, i was 7 and never understood the circumstances. However, since then iv learned more about the history if the club and its characters.
With Kenny, i never seen him play so i cant associate my love/admiration for him down to that. My love and admiration for him comes from just hearing him speak, he always says the right things which is very rare in a person, his humility and his respect to his fellow man.
The fact that as a club we have had so many players and even in todays commercial era he still stands out is a testament to him.
Whether he accepts it or not, whether people believe he should or not is irrelevant,i am just proud he has been recognised. Long live King Kenny x
 

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A lot of anti monarchist bollocks on here. Regardless of the socialists roots of the club, there is no excuse for anything other than admiration for the job the current Queen has carried out for this nation. Like our own King Kenny, she shares his unstinting and unshakable belief in an institution and the well being of her people.

This long overdue recognition is welcome and I am sure that he will bear the honour with the same humility and no nonesense attitude that has defined the man. Many have been given this award but few deserve it more. My only regret is that it's taken so long.

Well done Sir Kenny
 

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Absolutely joyous that Kenny received this honour. He’s a great example of humility and distinguished achievement, couldn’t be happier for the man. He seems genuinely pleased, too. You can almost imagine him with a big grin and both hands aloft when he heard the news, just as we saw so many times on the pitch and in the dig out.

Ynwa Sir King Kenny!
 

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Massive congrats to Sir King Kenny Dalgleish and none (absolutely none other in football world) deserve it more. He is so so humble, it's incredible that others with supposedly more upstairs didn't recognise his worth to fooball and the world (regarding his support to others during Hillsborough and his contribution to charity amongst other good deeds), before we did. On reading what he had to say after getting that recognition, he appreciates and thanks everyone connected directly and in-directly to him for getting the award.
Humility, consideration, generosity, loyalty and other superlatives to the max., would still not be enough to fully describe our Sir King Kenny!
If ever there was a time to say this " if the world had more people like him, it would definitely be a much better place to live in".
 

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Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The 67-year-old, who won the European Cup three times while playing for the Reds and later managed the club, said he was "humbled but gratified".

He was also recognised for supporting Hillsborough victims and his charity work with the Marina Dalglish Appeal.

"I thought it was a tax bill," Dalglish told BBC Radio Merseyside. "For the family, it's a huge honour."

He said: "It won't make any difference to me, I'll just maybe need to change my passport!

"But just because we're a wee bit embarrassed about it doesn't underestimate how pleased and proud we are to have received it.

"I hope everyone who came into our lives enjoys it as well."

Dalglish is the only sporting figure knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Born in the east end of Glasgow and the son of an engineer, Dalglish made his Celtic debut in 1968. He won four Scottish league titles and four Scottish Cups before joining Liverpool in 1977.

In his first season at Anfield he scored the only goal in the 1978 European Cup final, and also lifted the trophy in 1981 and 1984.

Dalglish won six league titles as a Liverpool player, scoring 172 goals in 515 appearances.

He became player-manager in 1985, and was on the touchline for their ill-fated FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989.

Ninety-six Liverpool fans died as a result of a crush in the away end of the ground.

Dalglish helped support the bereaved families and made sure the club was represented at the funerals of all 96 victims, attending many himself.

Having won three titles as Liverpool manager, he left in 1991, leading Blackburn to the Premier League title four years later. He also managed Newcastle and Celtic, and had a second spell as Liverpool boss from 2011-2012.

After his wife Marina recovered from breast cancer, they set up the Marina Dalglish Appeal in 2005, and the charity has raised more than £10m.

Kenny was made an MBE in 1984, and Marina in 2009.

In 2011, relatives of the Hillsborough victims called for a man they call 'King Kenny' to be knighted.

Their wish has been granted.


YNWA
 

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30 years from now, I'll be taking my grandson to Anfield for his first time. I'll show him the Kop and the Kenny Dalglish stand, and he will ask me "grandpa, why isn't it called the sir Kenny Dalglish stand ?", and I will tell him that " While for everybody else he is a knight, for us he was and always will be a king".
 
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How can a KING be knighted and become a SIR?

Long overdue knighthood awarded because of his and Marina's charity work. He, as well as many of our players, will long be remembered for being strong and supporting all those affected by the Hillsborough tragedy.

Well done King Kenny. :well done:
 

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At least 20 years too late and I tend to agree with Shank's view 'that these are not our people' (those who perpetuated and oversaw the Hillsborough cover up and who set the agenda for the ennoblement of their mates including numerous
Man Utd apparatchiks and Norman Bettinshaw)..That said well done Sir Kenny...
 

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„Will there be anything else, Sir Kenneth?“
„No. Thank you, Hodgson. You can go.“
„Very well, Sir.“

About time.
 

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"his overall awesomeness"

even the yanks are bowing, and they only got to know him recently!
said it before, and will say it again and again....no better man than the (now) Sir King himself deserves it more. Also, he has dominated the headlines and it's all super mega positive from everyone. No other football/sports person can achieve/attain that much respect
 



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I have had a personally horrible 2018. But In the midst of it all, I know I never walk alone because I walk with giants who care, especially The King. You’ve done more than you will ever know, King Kenny, even for those beyond your immediate reach.

YNWA
 
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I am going to be in the Kop in December 16 for the first time. I fell in love with the Reds 35 years ago because of The King. If I even catch a glimpse of him, I will have nothing left on the my bucket list. Make us dream.
Get an autograph. Frame it and hang it on a wall mate.