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The Man With The Keys To The Bank Of Anfield [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Lowe , Mike Hopper
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LIVERPOOL FC is one of the biggest and richest football clubs in the world.

From Shankly’s day to the modern era, the Reds have regularly broken transfer fee records and paid top wages to maintain their position at the summit of the English game.

During that time, trusted money man Arthur Lowe was closely involved in the handling of the club’s finances.

His early days learning the ropes saw him acting as a part-time chauffeur for Shankly before rising through the ranks to become Chief Accountant, a position he held for 27 years.

As part of the club’s inner circle, Arthur worked closely with the Anfield hierarchy, developing friendships and relationships with Bob Paisley, Kenny Dalglish, Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez among others.

From Bruce Grobbelaar in 1981 to Fernando Torres in 2007, he witnessed every new Kop signing put pen to paper, registering his name on some of the most important documents in the club’s history.

His autobiography provides a rare insight behind the scenes at Anfield during a period when the emergence of agents and foreign stars saw football turned into a multi-million pound business.

As the times changed, so did Arthur’s job. Weekly trips to the bank with the Chief Scout as a makeshift bodyguard made way for lengthy transfer deals, mind-boggling player contracts and ultimately a club takeover.

Then there are stories about a £40,000 fraud, how Liverpool signed two keepers on the same day and why Roy Evans had a pet... alligator!

If you’re a Liverpool fan wanting a glimpse of what makes the club tick, The Man With The Keys To The Bank Of Anfield will be money well spent.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1401 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Trinity Mirror Sport Media (14 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008Y3KBLS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #172,252 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 20 Nov 2012
Format:Hardcover
Very interesting book from a new perspective, a must read for all Liverpool fans. This guy saw a vast change in the club through the years and has a story to tell :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars must read for any red 9 Nov 2012
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This is a must read for any red wanting an insight into a fantastic era of Liverpool. Written with great humility and genuine love for the club .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and entertaining 3 Oct 2012
Format:Hardcover
I didn't quite know what to expect from this memoir - I suppose I half feared page after page of arcane accountancy issues - but I loved it. I was surprised how many new and unfamiliar things were in here: for example, a fascinating account of how a transfer deal develops from start to finish behind the scenes, a great story about the author's time with Bill Shankly, some insights into the various managers, an interesting summary of the software the club used to use to assess potential new players, some intriguing observations about how the club used some of its earliest sponsors to modernise its commercial and technical set-up, and some sobering stories about the awful era of Hicks and Gillett. On top of this there are some vivid and illuminating stories about how the highs and lows of LFC during the past few decades were seen by someone on the inside. A really worthwhile read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Man With The Keys To The Bank Of Anfield. 9 Sep 2012
By Joy
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A very good read.Don't have to support any team to enjoy but a Liverpool fan will know a lot of the names past and present.Written from the heart I highly recommend it,make a super Christmas present!!

Very good service from Amazon would always recommend them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good read 18 Jan 2014
By john g
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Really interesting read kept you reading to the very end a first class look at a different side to football
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5.0 out of 5 stars The man with the keys to the bank of anfield 12 Feb 2013
By Inael
Format:Hardcover
Found this a fantastic and interesting read.Helped me relive the good memories of Lfc at their best.A must read for any Liverpool fan
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3.0 out of 5 stars easy to read, couldn't put it dow 2 Feb 2013
By Wickham
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Easy book to read, and I learned quite a lot about footballers and the how the backroom works. Also show the changes at Anfield which have been to the detriment of the club, but they changes were done as progression and improvements, pity we could have kept the atmosphere in the club as well. e.g. when they moved everything to do with the players to Melwood it separated the Admin staff from the players. The players used to know everyone from the CEO to the domestic staff. suppose a reflection on like how we are all becoming separated
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 21 Jan 2013
By Jdownam
Format:Kindle Edition
The view from the accounts department of the World's Greatest Club (IMHO) is quite unique. Good to get a view of the personalities and the day to day running of a football club across several decades. Easy to read and hard to put down
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