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Stand Up Pinocchio - Thommo from the Kop to the top - My Life Inside Anfield

Stand Up Pinocchio - Thommo from the Kop to the top - My Life Inside Anfield [Kindle Edition]

Phil Thompson
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Phil Thompson was born and bred a Liverpudlian and remains committed to the cause. Few others can offer such a remarkable insight into life at Anfield from Shankly to Houllier and beyond.

Born in Liverpool in 1954, Phil later moved to his spiritual home of Kirkby where his footballing abilities were soon noticed and he quickly acquired a range of schoolboy honours before signing professional forms for his beloved Reds in 1971.

As he staked a claim for a first-team place, Kop messiah Bill Shankly would memorably declare: “Aye, Phil Thompson. The boy tossed up with a sparrow for his legs and lost!”

Shanks, however, was in no doubt about the young Thommo’s qualities and Phil would go on to claim a host of Anfield honours including seven League Championships, three European Cups, two League Cups and an FA Cup.

The proudest moment of his footballing life came in 1981 when he led the Reds to a third European Cup with a 1-0 defeat of Real Madrid in Paris, later parading the trophy at his local pub, The Falcon.

He left the Reds after winning 42 England caps before returning to Anfield in a coaching capacity under Liverpool player manager Kenny Dalglish.

Despite being controversially sacked by Reds boss and former teammate Graeme Souness in 1992, he sensationally returned to Anfield as Gerard Houllier’s right-hand man in 1998, going on to revive the glory days by claiming a famous treble of trophies in 2001.

Coming full circle and happy to be a fan again, he shared in the joy of the Reds’ 2005 Champions League triumph in Istanbul – as highlighted during remarkable scenes on SKY TV.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 819 KB
  • Print Length: 395 pages
  • Publisher: Trinity Mirror Sport Media (21 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BZ78G6C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent !! 22 Mar 2014
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Excellent book, one of the best football autobiographies I have read, a must for all Liverpudlians to read.

Phil Thompson's story is one of a local lad who made it but never let it go to his head, as a player, coach and assistant manager he won practically every honour out there but still retained his humility.

A TRUE Liverpool legend !
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5.0 out of 5 stars MR LIVERPOOL YNWA 3 Feb 2014
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Fantastic, to hear of this great passionate scouser memories of a wonderful career ,a true inspiration to us all thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars inside liverpool with thommo 21 Dec 2013
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All liverpool fans of a certain age should read this. 60,s and 70,s memories come flooding back when you were at most of the matches Phil recalls.....Brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't think i would like it 25 Nov 2013
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I must admit that being an Arsenal fan i didn't think i would like this book, but i loved it. I have always liked Phil Thompsons passion for the game and this book reveals all of that and more. Great stuff would recommend it to any football fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AA+ 29 Oct 2013
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