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The Super League

Not then, not now Liverpool fans have already said no to a Super League, in April 2021 when it was first announced. Nothing has changed. We believed then that such a move – a breakaway league for the ‘elite’ – went against the values and traditions of our club, and the city, and our position remains the same. Back then we were listened to and John W Henry apologised to the fans and took responsibility for Liverpool’s involvement in the idea. In the aftermath, the Supporters Board was established and, written into the club’s articles of [...]

By |2023-12-21T20:22:13+00:00December 21st, 2023|

Klopp and Anfield

Anfield atmosphere We have no argument with Jurgen Klopp highlighting issues around the Anfield atmosphere, or lack of it, at times. It’s something our fans discuss regularly, it is central to the club’s, and Anfield’s, identity, and something the most passionate among us are keen to protect. It is no accident, that opposing teams, coaches and fans speak about the ‘Anfield effect’. We all know how intimidating the crowd can make it for visiting sides, how the atmosphere can be second to none – ask Barcelona, or Dortmund or City, or Arsenal last season. We do [...]

By |2023-12-21T13:54:29+00:00December 21st, 2023|

FA Cup Arsenal v Liverpool: we’ve been here before

Here we go again Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round tie away to Arsenal in January has left fans with a strong sense of deja vu. Once again, the allocation, ticket price and kick-off time showing scant regard for travelling supporters. Allocation Under FA rules, and up to the semi-finals and final, visiting clubs are allowed 15% of a ground’s capacity, up to a maximum of 9,000 tickets. Liverpool’s allocation of 7,600 for the match on Sunday 7 January is 12.5%. Liverpool FC pushed back on this after an initial allocation of 5,200, but supporters are still missing [...]

By |2023-12-24T13:22:50+00:00December 21st, 2023|

Coach Travel to Arsenal (FA Cup)

Arsenal (A) FA Cup FA Cup Sunday 7 January 2024. Kick-off 4.30pm 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 [...]

By |2023-12-18T08:51:14+00:00December 18th, 2023|

Toulouse away: allocation, matchday feedback & group-stage pricing

Toulouse debrief We were frustrated to see the allocation for this game in France was way below the minimum levels set by UEFA*, leaving lots of supporters ticketless. Toulouse’s official stadium capacity for UEFA competitions is 31,156 – 5% of this is 1,557 tickets. Our allocation was 1,200 tickets, 3.6%. We contacted both LFC and FSE to see how this had been allowed. LFC assured us they had pressed for a larger allocation, however as we saw and experienced, the away sector of the ground is fenced in, meaning Toulouse are able to push back on [...]

By |2023-12-14T09:10:37+00:00December 14th, 2023|

Coach Travel to Burnley

Burnley (A) Premier League Tuesday 26 December 2023. Kick-off 5.30pm Cost £24 members £34 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 10:30am The Rocket at 11:00am 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 |2023-12-09T11:00:56+00:00December 9th, 2023|

Hillsborough Law is Rejected

We need a Hillsborough Law Today’s announcement from the government, 6 December 2023, in which it has rejected the Hillsborough Law reforms, is contemptible. This campaign has never been just about Liverpool supporters, victims of the Hillsborough disaster or their families and survivors, but a process to prevent police cover-ups in the future.  Having a Hillsborough Law was pivotal to the report by the former bishop of Liverpool James Jones published in 2017 and commissioned by the government. Entitled The Patronising Disposition of Unaccountable Power, it was aimed at ensuring the pain and suffering of the [...]

By |2023-12-06T20:39:35+00:00December 6th, 2023|

Man City v Liverpool police briefing

Man City v Liverpool police briefing Earlier this week, ahead of the game away to Manchester City tomorrow, Spirit of Shankly attended a police briefing, alongside representatives from LFC, MCFC and City’s supporters trust. We were able to ask questions on behalf of supporters, but the primary aim was for the police to share their plans for the day. As has been the case recently, this fixture is deemed ‘high risk’. The stated aim of the police is to reduce this and make it safe enough so that it doesn’t have to be a 12.30 lunch-time [...]

By |2023-11-24T13:11:03+00:00November 24th, 2023|

Coach Travel to Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace (A) Premier League Saturday 9 December 2023. Kick-off 12.30pm 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 5:00am The Rocket at 5:30am 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 [...]

By |2023-11-23T20:22:59+00:00November 23rd, 2023|

Coach Travel to Sheffield United

Sheffield United (A) Premier League Wednesday 6 December 2023. Kick-off 7.30pm Cost £35 members £45 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 3:00pm The Rocket at 3:30pm 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 [...]

By |2023-11-15T12:16:08+00:00November 15th, 2023|

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