Affectionately known as ‘the dapper Chairman’, Sir John Smith ran Liverpool FC for 17 years, from 1973 until 1990. Smith, who admitted that his knowledge of football was that of an enthusiast, not an expert, ran a tight ship. While Liverpool’s exemplary business practices became the envy of many other football clubs, his greatest contribution was his role in bringing Kenny Dalglish to the club, and laying the foundation for 13 years of non-stop success. Sir John Smith was a model of integrity and a credit to Liverpool FC. Like Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley, he was ‘old school’ and represented everything that was good about the club. Now it’s your turn to bring back the old values that Club was known for. Carry the Liverpool F.C. Keyring SS with your head held high.