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First meeting with LFC representatives

First meeting with LFC representatives Today, Tuesday 4 May 2021, Spirit of Shankly, with the full backing of affiliates, met with Billy Hogan and Liverpool FC representatives. At the meeting SOS tabled the following requests: Two SOS representatives at LFC board level in relation to issues that impact fans and the Anfield community as a whole. This would involve a reconstitution of the LFC board that includes effective, elected and accountable fan representation, and not for members of the current LFC board to be that elected representative. This cannot be token representation, but one that [...]

By |2021-05-05T09:49:57+01:00May 4th, 2021|

Meeting with FSG

Meeting with FSG Following the result of our survey and mandate from members to engage with LFC on calling for a formal recognition agreement and Spirit of Shankly representation at board level, we have a meeting with Chief Executive Billy Hogan and club representatives on Tuesday 4 May 2021. It is an encouraging first step as the club attempt to restore fans’ faith and need for positive change. We are also pleased to confirm, after meeting earlier this week, that Kop Outs, Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association, Merseyside branch of the Official Liverpool FC Supporters Club [...]

By |2021-05-04T09:00:20+01:00May 1st, 2021|

Survey result and statement

Survey result and statement Following the fall-out from the European Super League fiasco, Spirit of Shankly polled members to agree a position on any future engagement, or not, with Liverpool FC owners, FSG. The results show an overwhelming yes to a working relationship, but one in which we have a say in how our club is run. The results FOR 89%. Yes 89%. No 8%. Abstain 3% Engage with FSG and demand SOS representation at board level in relation to issues that impact fans and the Anfield community  FOR 84%. Yes 84%. No 9%. Abstain [...]

By |2021-05-04T09:01:26+01:00April 26th, 2021|

Time for change: next steps

Time for change: next steps. It has been a tumultuous, sickening few days for us all. Spirit of Shankly have always asked for honesty, integrity and transparency from club owners FSG, but the arrogance and deception they have shown behind this money-grab is frightening. But not surprising. We have noted John Henry’s apology, but this PR exercise is too little too late. These crocodile tears will not wash. Actions speak louder than ‘hollow’ words. Liverpool Football Club is not an American franchise, it is a community steeped in history and tradition. The ‘future of football’ [...]

By |2021-05-04T09:20:50+01:00April 21st, 2021|

European Super League update

European Super League update Spirit of Shankly note with anger that club owners FSG are still hanging on to this shattered nightmare of a European ‘Super’ League. We are calling on the FSG board to withdraw our club from this catastrophic idea and consider their positions with immediate effect. To coin a previous campaign of ours 'Not Welcome Here’ Back to Latest News >>

By |2021-04-21T16:12:05+01:00April 20th, 2021|

European Super League: a statement

European Super League: a statement Liverpool Football Club’s confirmation, made at 11.30pm on 18th April 2021, that they “have joined Europe's leading clubs in agreeing to form a new competition, the European Super League” is both shocking and shameless. Spirit of Shankly were formed when the result of broken promises by the club’s previous owners threatened LFC’s existence. This proposal threatens to destroy everything on which our club was built. And the reason? Greed, pure and simple. The Champions League, as was its predecessor the European Cup, is the pinnacle for LFC, for the players, [...]

By |2021-04-19T20:26:18+01:00April 19th, 2021|

European Super League

European Super League Spirit of Shankly are aware of the speculation surrounding a breakaway Super League that has been reported today, Sunday 18 April 2021. When talk of this happening has occurred over the past few years, SOS have always been opposed to the idea. Today’s news was unexpected, but at this point in time it is mainly speculation. Once an official statement has been made, we will report back. Back to Latest News >>

By |2021-04-18T19:05:09+01:00April 18th, 2021|

Season ticket renewals update

Season ticket renewals 2021/22 We're pleased to see LFC have listened to fans. No Season Ticket price increase, a one-season ‘holiday’ if wanted, and continued payment plan. We’re waiting for full details, but the chance to share ticket with friends & family sounds positive. Read LFC Season ticket renewals 2021/22 announcement here. Back to Latest News >>

By |2021-04-01T13:24:29+01:00April 1st, 2021|

Big Red Talk 2

Big Red Talk 2 Spirit of Shankly are pleased to announce Big Red Talk 2, in conjunction with LFC Foundation, LDSA and Spion Kop 1906. The free event will take place on Wednesday 21 April 2021. This follows the success of the first Big Red Talk last December. Back then we reported how fan groups around the country had begun discussing mental-health issues and raising awareness of the services and support available. The aim of the event is to encourage open and honest conversations about mental health and to encourage supporters to seek out support [...]

By |2021-03-31T11:20:56+01:00March 31st, 2021|

FSA VAR Survey

VAR online survey The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) have launched an online survey to gather the opinions of supporters on the implementation of VAR, supporters’ experiences with it, and the areas that need improvement. The Premier League recently launched a VAR consultation with players and managers. The results of this survey will be fed into the Premier League consultation as part of the regular meetings the FSA have with the game’s authorities. Spirit of Shankly support this initiative and believe it’s vital that the supporters’ view is heard on perhaps the biggest issue in football [...]

By |2021-03-30T15:01:12+01:00March 30th, 2021|
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