Kennedy's Way: Inside Bob Paisley's Liverpool
Alan Kennedy, John Williams
Published by Mainstream Publishing (2004)
ISBN 10: 1840188804 ISBN 13: 9781840188806
Item Description: Mainstream Publishing, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Signed. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Twenty years have now passed since the greatest period of European dominance by any English football club came to an end. Between 1977 and 1984, Liverpool won the European Cup an unprecedented four times - and it was an unlikely figure that dominated the headlines for the last two of those victories.Folk hero left-back Alan Kennedy - nicknamed Barney by fans after The Flintstones character due to his straightforward, no-frills approach to the game - scored the winning goal in the 1981 European Cup final against Real Madrid, as well as the nerve-twanging winning shoot-out penalty against AC Roma in 1984, a feat which secured his position in European football history. Kennedy's Way examines his illustrious career and provides a retrospective account of Liverpool's dominance during those years. Drawing on Kennedy's memories of the period, as well as those of other players and backroom staff involved with the Reds at that time, it is an irreverent, revealing account of the dressing room culture at the club while it was at the height of its powers. The book concludes with reflections on Kennedy's post-playing life and on the trajectory of Liverpool since the Heysel and Hillsborough tragedies, in 1985 and 1989 respectively, right up to the current struggles of Houllier's Liverpool.