LFC SB – LFC backs fan engagement standard

LFC SB - LFC backs fan engagement standard Liverpool FC — LFC backs Premier League's Fan Engagement Standard. Full story below as published on Liverpoolfc.com here. Liverpool FC has announced its support for the launch of the Premier League's Fan Engagement Standard (FES). The FES is the latest in a series of league-wide measures designed to reinforce a commitment to ensuring long-term, meaningful engagement with supporters. LFC initially endorsed the development of the FES – alongside other Premier League clubs – in November 2022, and it is being introduced following a period of detailed planning. [...]

By |2023-03-22T20:55:07+00:00March 22nd, 2023|

LFC Supporters Board Statement

LFC SB - Ticketing update for new Premier League season In line with the contractual agreement, LFC did engage with the Supporters Board regarding its proposed ticket price increases. Whilst they are bound to consider the SB views, such matters are not subject to Fan Consent and therefore LFC retains absolute and final discretion over the determination of such matters. It is they who have decided to impose these price increases. To be clear, the LFC Supporters Board were unanimous in their opposition to any proposed ticket price increases and this remains our position. To [...]

By |2023-03-14T10:01:54+00:00March 14th, 2023|

Real Madrid away

Same old story Liverpool play Real Madrid on Wednesday, 15 March. For those travelling fans it should, as always when following the Reds in Europe, be a trip to look forward to. A mini holiday or day trip that, no matter the result, is fun, a laugh, an experience.  This upcoming trip? Not so carefree.  Alongside the dismal, reduced allocation and derisory number of disabled bays that prevents hundreds, who should have qualified under UEFA rules, from travelling, Real Madrid have charged the maximum ticket price they can.  There are to be 100% ticket collections. [...]

By |2023-03-12T13:07:36+00:00March 10th, 2023|


AGM details The next Spirit of Shankly AGM will take place on 22 April 2023. The time and venue are still to be confirmed, but it will be in the morning before the home fixture against Nottingham Forest FC with kick-off at 3pm. The AGM will cover elections to the Management Committee, the union accounts, a report on our activities since the last AGM and motions from members. Members who would like to propose a motion at the AGM, please contact secretary@spiritofshankly.com for details on the process. If any members would like to put themselves [...]

By |2023-04-20T22:10:28+01:00March 10th, 2023|

UEFA statement following refund to LFC ticket holders

UEFA statement following refund to LFC ticket holders UEFA statement on Tuesday 7th March 2023: UEFA announces special refund scheme for fans following the 2022 Champions League Final in Paris. With this scheme UEFA will refund fans who had bought tickets and who were the most affected by the difficulties in accessing the stadium. UEFA will implement a special refund scheme for fans who were most affected when accessing the Stade de France on 28 May 2022. Refunds will be available to all fans with tickets for gates A, B, C, X, Y and Z [...]

By |2023-03-07T20:29:36+00:00March 7th, 2023|

UEFA to refund LFC ticket holders

UEFA to refund LFC ticket holders Spirit of Shankly and the Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association welcome today’s announcement from UEFA that they are to refund all Liverpool FC ticket holders who attended the Champions League final in Paris in May 22. This unprecedented move is the result of tireless work, alongside FSE and Ian Byrne MP, to hold those responsible for the catastrophic events in Paris. With a promise to reimburse supporters, UEFA have gone some way to acknowledge their part in the fiasco. But it does not excuse UEFA, exempt them from criticism or [...]

By |2023-03-08T10:35:48+00:00March 6th, 2023|

Joint Statement

Assurances On Tuesday 21 February, Spirit of Shankly met with UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis, Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association, Football Supporters Association and Football Supporters Europe in Liverpool to discuss the 2022 Champions League Final alongside the conclusions and recommendations of the UEFA commissioned Independent Review. You can see a brief, joint statement here. At the meeting, we re-iterated that there is nothing in the Review that we disagree with. We also on behalf of Liverpool fans: Demanded a full and unreserved apology from UEFA for the unacceptable organisation of the Champions [...]

By |2023-02-23T18:21:49+00:00February 22nd, 2023|

UEFA Independent Inquiry Overall Conclusions

The report UEFA’s Independent Panel Inquiry runs to 220 pages – a forensic piece of work detailing how and why the events of 28 May 2022 occurred.  They conclude that a series of failures caused or contributed to the problems on 28 May 2022, but have focussed on UEFA, French Football Federation, and the Préfecture de Police because of their key roles, which should have ensured the safety of the final They summarise that “ the UEFA ‘model’ created a lacuna, whereby no one had proper oversight over the full planning and operational picture, and [...]

By |2023-02-15T17:32:23+00:00February 15th, 2023|

UEFA Independent Inquiry

Liverpool fans exonerated Spirit of Shankly today welcome the findings of the Independent Panel Inquiry into events surrounding the UEFA Champions League Final in Paris on 28 May 2022 in which Liverpool fans have been cleared of blame and responsibility for the horrendous situations that occurred in and around Stade de France that night.  What should have been the highlight of the season for travelling supporters of Liverpool and Real Madrid – in UEFA’s words a ‘festival of football’ – turned out to be a maelstrom of chaos and alarm that led to some fans [...]

By |2023-02-15T17:17:42+00:00February 14th, 2023|

Joint Statement

Reds join forces to call for government action on club ownership Manchester United and Liverpool supporters unite to call on football White Paper to strengthen club ownership rules   The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) and Spirit of Shankly (SOS) today join forces to call for the forthcoming Government White Paper on Football to strengthen the rules around who can own and run football clubs in England. With the White Paper set to announce the creation of an Independent Regulator of English Football (IREF) which will govern this issue in future, the Government need to put [...]

By |2023-01-25T11:49:21+00:00January 25th, 2023|


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