December 1, 2021

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  1. Wonderful tribute Kieran…. What a player! .Bill Shankly did more than a good day’s work when he signed ‘The Saint’.
    Ian alongside Peter Thompson were the 2 footballers I most admired in the great Liverpool Team of the 60’s era
    I used to carry a photo of Ian & Peter in my school bus pass! Caught up with Ian many times either @ Melwood or Anfield. Always a gentleman & plenty of time for the fans. I must admit I loved his wonderful Scottish lilt & that smile… Did I mention his sublime footballing skill? Ian miraculously reached balls he had no right to win, given his stature, but win, he did! Appeared to be a foot taller going for headers against much taller players! The chant, of ‘St John’ resonated around the Kop as he so often set the field alight with his incisive runs. In the early days of his broadcasting career, prior to Saint & Greavsie, Ian was up for a presenters post and lost out to another, the reason being his Scottish lilt~ How WRONG were they!?? He was definitely ‘Robbed’, as his footballing experience & knowledge was far superior & it showed…. A great loss to football & the city of Liverpool where he will be forever loved…..An adopted ‘son’ of Liverpool….Walk On Saint….

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