Psyching out the opposition

Is this dark art lost from the modern game? Legend has it Shankly greeted each player off the visiting team bus assuring them they were terrible and going to lose. A thread of some art picked up from his harsh coal-mining Ayrshire background which also produced Stein and Busby.

Now it is the pantomine tabloid hacks like super Star scribe Brian Woolnough who do the equivalent â willing everyone to lose!

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