Timeline

23.01.1919 - Robert Paisley is born in Hetton-le-Hole, England.
1939 - Bob wins the Amateur Cup Final with Bishop Auckland.
08.05.1939 - Signs professional forms for Liverpool.
16.03.1940 - Makes his wartime debut for Liverpool vs Manchester United in the Western division.
World War II - Bob joins the 73rd Regiment of the Royal Artillery. He serves with Montgomery's Eighth Army, the "Desert Rats", as an anti tank gunner.
05.01.1946 - Makes first appearance for Liverpool that goes to his official total of games. The opponents are Chester in the FA Cup.
17.07.1946 - Marries Jessie.
25.03.1950 - Scores his most important goal as Liverpool beat Everton 2-0 in the FA Cup semi-final. Bob suffers the disappointment of his career when he is not selected in Liverpool's Cup final team that lost 0-2 to Arsenal at Wembley.
13.03.1954 - Plays his last game for Liverpool in a 3-1 loss to Sheffield United.
1954 - Paisley becomes the trainer of Liverpool's Central League side and physio.
01.05.1957 - Paisley appointed chief coach as Phil Taylor, who had been acting manager for one season, is appointed manager on permanent basis. Paisley takes over Taylor's duties as first team coach.
01.12.1959 - Bill Shankly shows faith in Liverpool's coaching team when taking over.
08.07.1971 - Bob Paisley steps up to the role of assistant of manager Bill Shankly, when Shanks agrees a new three-year contract with Liverpool, which proved to be his last for Liverpool.
26.07.1974 - Takes over as manager of Liverpool.
17.08.1974 - Liverpool play their first game under their new manager vs Luton at Kenilworth Road. Liverpool win 2-1 with goals from Tommy Smith and John Toshack.
04.05.1976 - Liverpool win the championship, after finishing 2nd in Paisley's first season.
19.05.1976 - Liverpool win the UEFA Cup, defeating FC Bruges 4-3 on aggegrate.
1976 - Voted Manager of the Year
14.05.1977 - Liverpool seal their second championship win under Paisley.
21.05.1977 - Liverpool lose 1-2 to Manchester United at Wembley. The FA Cup is the only major cup that Paisley never won.
25.05.1977 - Liverpool win the European Cup for the first time in Rome. He said at the time: "In the 38 years I've been here, this excels everything. And of course it's the biggest day in Liverpool Football Club's life."
1977 - Voted Manager of the Year
12.11.1977 - Eamonn Andrews surprises Bob when he presents to him the famous red "This is Your Life" book and is whisked away in front of the TV cameras in a studio where Bob' family and friends awaited. Among the guests are Bill Shankly, Sir Matt Busby and Billy Liddell.
29.11.1977 - Bob is presented with the OBE.
10.05.1978 - Liverpool win the European Cup for the second consecutive year at Wembley.
08.05.1979 - After giving their opponents a one year break in the League, Liverpool win the title by beating Aston Villa 3-0 at Anfield. At the end of the season Liverpool finished 8 points ahead of Nottingham Forest.
1979 - Voted Manager of the Year
03.05.1980 - For the second year running Liverpool win the title by beating Aston Villa comprehensively in the penultimate game of the season.
1980 - Voted Manager of the Year
31.01.1981 - An all-time record of 85 home games unbeaten in all competitions comes to an end. Under Paisley's reign Liverpool didn't lose at Anfield for 3 years from 7th February 1978 to 31st January 1981!
27.05.1981 - The European Cup treble is clinched in Paris - "I was so proud to be the manager of the first British club to win the European Cup three times."
15.05.1982 - After finishing a disappointing 5th in the 1980-81 season, Paisley stirred the foundations of his team and after an impressive 20 wins in 25 League games in the second part of the season Liverpool won the championship by a four point margin.
1982 - Voted Manager of the Year
24.08.1982 - Liverpool's chairman, Sir John Smith, reads the following statement: "I wish to announce that Mr. Paisley no longer desires to be team manager after the end of the coming season. However I am delighted that his association with us will continue in another capacity for years to come."
26.03.1983 - Liverpool win the League Cup for the third year running. A memorable moment for Bob when captain Graeme Souness offered him to go up the Wembley steps and lift the cup. This shy man was very much in the spotlight for the first time and deservedly so.
1983 - Liverpool win the League championship for the 6th time in 9 seasons under Paisley despite losing five and drawing two in their last seven games. Such was the dominance of Liverpool, that the Reds finished 11 points ahead of Watford in 2nd place. Paisley was not amused: "My memory is getting bad. I can't even remember the last time we won a match."
1983 - Voted Manager of the Year for the sixth time!
01.07.1983 - Bob's contract as manager of Liverpool expires. 
1983 - Releases his autobiography.
23.07.1983 - Unveils a plaque in his honour in the town of his birth, Hetton-le-hole.
27.07.1983 - Made a Freeman of the city of Liverpool in a glittering ceremony. 
30.05.1985 - Bob is announced as Kenny Dalglish's right hand man as King Kenny becomes the first player-manager in the English league.
February 1992 - After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease Paisley retires from Liverpool's board of directors.
14.02.1996 - Bob Paisley passes away.
08.04.1999 - Liverpool Football Club open the "Paisley Gateway", commemorative gates to Bob, in front of the Kop stand on Walton Breck Road.
2002 - Inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.
16.08.2008 - A fantastic memorial to Bob is unveiled in his home town, Hetton-le-Hole. The "Bob Paisley Memorial Committee", which consists of Liverpool fans, raised enough funds to make this a reality.
08.10.2008 - Chosen into The National Museum's European Hall of Fame. The Selection Panel deliberated to select the greatest players, managers and teams of all time in the English game based on performance in Europe.

Sir Bob quote

"On Sunday afternoons at home, Bob would sometimes tinkle on the electric organ, although that was the day he also had the press to deal with. They would ring him and sometimes, especially if it was the southern press on the home, it was best if you got the grandchildren out of the way until he had cooled down again! But he liked messing about on the organ and could actually play the tune of Amazing Grace, which was Bill Shankly's favourite hymn and which Bob chose when he was on Songs of Praise. As well as his great love of horseracing, Bob liked listening to Harry Secombe singing and he liked looking at the garden. I used to get him to mow the lawn but it would have been rather disastrous if his gardening went further than that. If I asked him to weed the path, everything would go, plants as well!"

Jessie on Bob's pastime

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