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‘You’re not fit to referee’

‘You’re not fit to referee’ A terrace refrain knocking about in one guise or another since the days of the football special. Officials make mistakes, everyone of us makes those, but to limit them on the football field, we have VAR. The introduction of technology as a back-up to erase in-the-moment human error, yet we get decisions like that made on Saturday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Shortly after full-time PGMOL issued a statement: “A significant human error occurred,” it said. “A clear and obvious factual error... PGMOL will conduct a full review into the circumstances [...]

By |2023-10-01T19:55:32+01:00October 1st, 2023|

Time up for Zeljko Pavlica

Time up for Zeljko Pavlica Uefa’s head of security must go Uefa have been accused of submitting “completely untrue” evidence to their own inquiry – the Independent Panel inquiry, detailing how and why a near disaster happened at the Champions League final in May 2022. On 7 June last year, just over a week after events in Paris, Spirit of Shankly began calling for an independent investigation into what happened to ensure such a fiasco could not happen again and to rubbish the Uefa-backed claims that supporters had been to blame. The French [...]

By |2023-09-26T21:18:41+01:00September 26th, 2023|

Coach Travel to Brighton

Brighton (A) Premier League Sunday 8 October 2023. Kick-off 2.00pm Cost £50 members £60 non-members (includes membership fee) Book seat(s) with a £20 deposit online here. Bookings are non-refundable unless we are able to resell the seat(s). Departs The Twelfth Man at 6:30am The Rocket at 7:00am Please confirm when booking where you would like to pick up the coach. Other pick-ups may be available depending on demand. After the game Please be aware that the coach will wait a maximum of 15 minutes after the match is finished or when the Police ask us [...]

By |2023-09-19T08:12:49+01:00September 19th, 2023|

Youth Travel

Young Members on SOS Coach To ensure the safety of our younger members travelling on the SOS coach, please note the following. Children aged 14 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Youths aged 15 to 16 are allowed to ride unaccompanied, provided their coach ticket has been purchased by a parent or guardian and someone is there to meet them off the coach when it arrives back in Liverpool – emergency contact information must be provided on the day and given to the stewards. If no one is there at the [...]

By |2023-09-18T21:32:36+01:00September 18th, 2023|

NFC passes

NFC Passes for Travelling Fans As part of the recently formed fan forums set-up by the club, representatives of Spirit of Shankly and the Supporters Board were advised that some Premier League clubs would be using NFC this season, in place of paper tickets, for away supporters. This week sales began for the away fixtures at Tottenham, on 30 September, and Brighton, on 8 October, with some tickets issued via NFC. As this is now underway, we wanted to let our membership know about the conversations in which we were involved and the concerns we [...]

By |2023-09-15T21:21:31+01:00September 15th, 2023|

Coach Travel to Spurs

Spurs (A) Premier League Saturday 30 September 2023. Kick-off 5.30pm Cost £49 members £59 non-members (includes membership fee) Book seat(s) with a £20 deposit online here. Bookings are non-refundable unless we are able to resell the seat(s). Departs The Twelfth Man at 7:30am The Rocket at 8:00am Please confirm when booking where you would like to pick up the coach. Other pick-ups may be available depending on demand. After the game Please be aware that the coach will wait a maximum of 15 minutes after the match is finished or when the Police ask us [...]

By |2023-09-14T14:01:07+01:00September 14th, 2023|

Familiar Story?

Rugby World  Cup Mark Machado was in Marseille for the Rugby World Cup, where a sense of déja-vu was the overriding memory “As a Liverpool fan, I’m only too aware of what happened at the Champions League final in Paris in May 2022 and the work done following the horrendous scenes to ensure sports fans visiting France would not be subjected to such treatment again. Lessons had been learned, right?  “A group of eight of us were in Marseille on the weekend of 9-10 September for the Rugby World Cup. We left Le Black Stone [...]

By |2023-09-13T15:34:19+01:00September 11th, 2023|

Events Around Anfield

Saturday 9 September Spirit of Shankly, along with Homebaked CLT,  are sponsoring a banner-making workshop this Saturday 9 September at The Church on Oakfield Road. Presented by Legendary LFC banner maker Peter Carney, the workshop runs from 10am to 4pm and is free. There’s no need to book, just drop into the basement at the Church from 10am. Peter’s famous Hillsborough banner and his most recent work of the boss – the portrait in the middle is by Gary Rogers. Also on Saturday, if you have time, head to Anfield [...]

By |2023-09-07T10:06:17+01:00September 7th, 2023|

Coach Travel to Wolves

Wolves (A) Premier League Saturday 16 September 2023. Kick-off 12.30pm Cost £29 members £39 non-members (includes membership fee) Book seat(s) online here. Bookings are non-refundable unless we are able to resell the seat(s). Departs The Twelfth Man at 8:30am The Rocket at 9:00am Please confirm when booking where you would like to pick up the coach. Other pick-ups may be available depending on demand. After the game Please be aware that the coach will wait a maximum of 15 minutes after the match is finished or when the Police ask us to leave. It is [...]

By |2023-08-31T17:45:21+01:00August 31st, 2023|

New Charter to Tackle Tragedy Chanting

Time to end the abuse Spirit of Shankly are pleased to share the news that English football authorities have collectively launched a new charter that includes fan behaviour and significantly tragedy chanting. SOS have worked in tandem with, among others, The FA, Premier League, police and CPS, to challenge and ultimately bring to an end the unacceptable tragedy abuse, including chants, gestures and offensive messages, that has been on the rise over recent seasons. Starting with the coming season, measures are to be introduced that will result in people, who are found to have committed [...]

By |2023-07-31T21:03:11+01:00July 31st, 2023|

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