So this very morning the country and more importantly Her Majesty & Mr Cameron find themselves in possession of a slightly used, but we are told still in excellent condition for its age Knighthood, one previous owner Mr Frederick Goodwin but as new, very well looked after and from a smoke free, pet free home & with complete provenance.
What actually constitutes one getting such an honour is to say the least very confusing, and lives within a grey blurry area.
To give some understanding we shall delve into some who have also lost such honours bestowed upon them.
Robert Mugabe, yes that’s him of Human Rights Atrocities.
Nicolae Ceausescu, yes once again him of Human Rights Atrocities
Allen Stanford, currently on trial in Texas charged with a $7billion fraud.
All the above having the embarrassment of the honour being taken back from them and no doubt stored in a box awaiting the next socially inadequate despot that our government would like to apply some grease to said palm!
Without doubt the biggest criminal to hold a Knighthood is former Conservative M.P. Jeffery Archer who was jailed (2001-2003) for Perjury & Perverting the Course of Justice, but because he was only a criminal and did not lose a couple of quid for a Bank has managed to keep his peerage. We may do well to remember Fred Goodwin has never been convicted of any actual crime.
All the time this poor judgement of character continues from both the Palace and government, we have a more than deserving King awaiting the opportunity to get down on one knee and have the blunt blade tapped across both shoulder blades.
Kenny Dalglish, one of the most successful and decorated Footballers of the modern game & also one of the most successful Football Managers, his football CV is well documented and probably in Managerial terms only a handful of people have surpassed or equalled his achievements .
Not many people can say they were considered The Best in their chosen field of excellence, but Kenny Dalglish is one such person, by both his fellow players and the paying public.
Unfortunately being an incredibly gifted footballer, revered around the globe is not enough to receive such an accolade according to those responsible for such an individual trophy as a Knighthood.
Footballers and Football Managers have down the years been patronised with many honours, the following with the top honour.
Trevor Brooking Knighthood: Services to Sport.
Bobby Robson Knighthood: Services to Football.
Alex Ferguson Knighthood: Services to Football.
Matt Busby Knighthood: Guiding United To European Cup.
Geoff Hurst Knighthood: Services to Football.
Alf Ramsay Knighthood: Services to Football.
Bobby Charlton Knighthood: Services to Football.
Now unlike Fred Goodwin the above Knights have never had their particular Knighthood linked to their actual performance, which is a good job for Sir Alex after that drubbing earlier in the season from Manchester City any more results like that and Mr Cameron could be giving him a call.
My particular reasoning for giving Kenny Dalglish a Knighthood is not just football related or reasoned regarding what he has achieved as a sportsman, more what he has achieved as a man, in considering an argument for the honour to be bestowed upon him one just needs to look at the days and months after The Hillsborough stadium disaster and the near 23 years that have followed.
Kenny Dalglish would attend many of the funerals of the victims of Hillsborough, and offer support to families and friends of victims, at one point he and wife Marina attending Four funerals in one day.
What Kenny Dalglish has continued to do for both the Justice campaign and the families of the bereaved speaks volumes about this man and his family.
Kenny Dalglish is more than a Football Manger more than someone who is devoted to his service toward his particular field of sports; Kenny Dalglish is a hero, a legend to the people of Liverpool, not just football fans, but all residents of this wonderful City.
Maybe time will tell and he will get what most people in Liverpool feel he deserves shortly, or maybe there are rules that say if you are a King you can’t be demoted to a Knight.
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Thanks for taking the time to read, good luck Chris.