Dalglish Knighthood

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by vic-rijrode, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. vic-rijrode

    vic-rijrode First Year Pro

    A knighthood for "King Kenny". What a travesty. He was a great footballer, yes, albeit with an arse the size of a donkey's - but what a whingebag! Always in the refs ear if things weren't going Liverpool's way. I'll remember the way he acted in the 6th Round replay in 86 until the day I die. In the second half, he was constantly in Roger Milford's (OBE anyone?) ear every time we tackled one of their players until the infamous Rush dive.

    He says he is surprised and embarrassed at his honour - not as surprised as me. He should be embarrassed - he took gamesmanship to a new level.

    I have a title for him, but it begins with a C.
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  2. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk Squad Player


    Personal life

    Dalglish was awarded an MBE in 1984, and his wife was awarded an MBE in the 2009 New Year Honours list for services to charity.[83] Dalglish was knighted in 2018, in recognition of his charitable work and support for the Hillsborough families as well as his achievements in football.[84]

    Charitable work

    In 2004, Dalglish and his wife founded the charity The Marina Dalglish Appeal to raise money to help treat cancer. Dalglish has participated in a number of events to raise money for the charity, including a replay of the 1986 FA Cup Final.[85] In June 2007 a Centre for Oncology at University Hospital Aintree was opened, after the charity had raised £1.5 million.[86]Dalglish often competes in the annual Gary Player Invitational Tournament, a charity golfing event which raises money for children's causes around the world.[87] On 1 July 2011, Dalglish was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Ulster, for services to football and charity.[88]

    Seems like an all round good bloke, as well as a fantastic player.
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Ah but its for all his charity work and help he gave to the families after Hillsborough representing Liverpool as a club.

    Seems more worthy than those who just get for winning a medal or making a good movie or two.

    TBH Sir Alex Ferguson has had a knighthood for years and well he was well versed in getting in the ear of officials and gamesmanship.
  4. Maninblack

    Maninblack First Year Pro

    Fully deserved.
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  5. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

  6. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Don't beat about the bush are you saying you don't like him?
  7. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

  8. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I agree entirely.
  9. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney First Year Pro

    My favourite (non Watford) player as a kid.

    Decent manager.

    Nice guy.

    Can't understand a word he says though.
  10. Mighty Mo

    Mighty Mo Reservist

    I agree that it is well deserved. I met him in a restaurant in Liverpool along with John Barnes many years ago and he was a true gentleman.
  11. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    I remember the game well. The reason a penalty was given was that Milford was a punt. Nothing to do with Dalglish.
  12. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    I could not give a toss how good he was as a footballer. He ruined it with his lengthy defence of Suarez’s obvious racist behaviour.
  13. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    I think he just took his socialist instincts too far and then didn't want to back down. You are right though he did lose a lot of face with the defending of a very clearly wrong act.
  14. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Never liked him but didn't realise the genuine "good stuff" he has done. This thread has chnaged my view of him and the award sounds wholly justified. It's a real education, just reading this site.

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