Response to Mayor Anderson Spirit of Shankly are angered by comments made by Liverpool City Mayor, Joe Anderson. The Mayor has chosen to speak out on a hypothetical matter, namechecking Liverpool FC supporters without discussion with those fans or fan groups. There is no evidence to support the Mayor’s perception that Liverpool supporters will break any lockdown regulations and gather outside of Anfield should football be resumed and played behind closed doors. LFC, in their statement on the matter, refer to their engagement with supporters’ groups. SOS raised this issue with the club, back on [...]
Open letter to Merseyside Police, LFC & EFC Dear Chief Constable, Mr Moore and Ms Barrett-Baxendale, On 12 December 2019, representatives from Spirit of Shankly, the Blue Union (and other Everton fan groups) met with representatives from Merseyside Police and both Liverpool and Everton football clubs. This was a debriefing following the previous week’s Derby match at Anfield which had caused some problems for Everton fans accessing the stadium. Fan groups expressed their dismay at the lack of formal engagement, as has been the norm, prior to that game with just an email being sent [...]
The Spirit of Shankly Cup December 1 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Bill Shankly agreeing to become manager of Liverpool FC. He took over two weeks later on December 14. To commemorate this anniversary and the great man’s legacy Spirit of Shankly and East Ayrshire Council are thrilled to announce the launch of the Spirit of Shankly Cup. A juniors tournament, it will bring together eight teams, four from Liverpool and four from East Ayrshire, where Shankly was born in the mining village Glenbuck in 1913. The inaugural event will be played in June [...]
Victory for Common Sense Spirit of Shankly welcome the Intellectual Property Office’s rejection of Liverpool FC’s trademark application, and the club’s decision not to appeal against it. SOS were clear at the outset that the word ‘Liverpool’ is not for FSG or anybody else to own – it belongs to the city of Liverpool and its people. We should all be allowed to use it freely, however we see fit, without fear of legal letters dropping through our doors. LFC have enough legal remedies from their current trademarks to address any issues they may have. [...]
Following Liverpool Football Club’s application to trademark ‘Liverpool’ Spirit Of Shankly requested a meeting. Today, LFC held talks with SOS and other interested parties.
Spirit of Shankly have been alarmed to learn of club owners FSG’s plans to attempt to copyright the name ‘Liverpool’.
Spirit of Shankly have noted with concern reports in the press that LFC are discussing hosting a pre-season ‘home’ match against Napoli at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in July. The club are also considering other stadiums, including venues in Scotland.
Following our AGM, held on Tuesday 19th March 2019, members have voted on all the proposals put before them. All proposals were voted for in favour, with the full results below.
Ahead of our AGM, below is the agenda, proposals and accounts for the meetings.
A new grassroots initiative '#morethenastadium' is to be launched Tuesday 29 January with the aim of reminding supporters of the match day impact they have on the Anfield area and its residents.