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Shankley himself always held that the arrival of Ian St John and his partnership with Roger Hunt was the catalyst for Liverpool's renaissance not just him. A very clever, athletic and talented player.

 

There's also recollection of Saint and Greavsie on the 'deathlist thread' - but this was staple viewing on a Saturday lunchtime before you went to the football. It became a British institution. He was happy to play the straight man to Greavsie and their own often self-deprecating humour, but that belied the fact that both had appreciable insight as pundits and professionalism as broadcasters, in spite of the laid back and often anarchic nature of the show which frequently degenerated into Saint unable to continue in paroxysms of mirth and tears of laughter. They were great mates, and they had a good crack together for an hour on a Saturday which became a ritual for every football supporter. The only thing that's come remotely close is Soccer AM during its heyday. A far cry from the contrived manufactured polemic between Carragher and Neville and the tiresome tirades from Souness and Keane or the dour Danny Murphy. Where has all the humour gone? 

 

A giant of the game, Scottish legend and Liverpool icon.

 

Rest in peace Saint. 

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30 minutes ago, Line-X said:

Shankley himself always held that the arrival of Ian St John and his partnership with Roger Hunt was the catalyst for Liverpool's renaissance not just him. A very clever, athletic and talented player.

 

There's also recollection of Saint and Greavsie on the 'deathlist thread' - but this was staple viewing on a Saturday lunchtime before you went to the football. It became a British institution. He was happy to play the straight man to Greavsie and their own often self-deprecating humour, but that belied the fact that both had appreciable insight as pundits and professionalism as broadcasters, in spite of the laid back and often anarchic nature of the show which frequently degenerated into Saint unable to continue in paroxysms of mirth and tears of laughter. They were great mates, and they had a good crack together for an hour on a Saturday which became a ritual for every football supporter. The only thing that's come remotely close is Soccer AM during its heyday. A far cry from the contrived manufactured polemic between Carragher and Neville and the tiresome tirades from Souness and Keane or the dour Danny Murphy. Where has all the humour gone? 

 

A giant of the game, Scottish legend and Liverpool icon.

 

Rest in peace Saint. 

Great post.

Very sad news in general, but especially so for all of us of a certain vintage. 

 

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2 hours ago, Line-X said:

they had a good crack together for an hour on a Saturday which became a ritual for every football supporter. [...]  A far cry from the contrived manufactured polemic between Carragher and Neville and the tiresome tirades from Souness and Keane or the dour Danny Murphy. Where has all the humour gone? 

 

Rest in peace Saint. 

 

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