Shankly Cup 2024

“A brilliant day” The second version of the Shankly Cup took place on Saturday 8 June as eight Under-15 teams from Liverpool and East Ayrshire played for the title at The Barony Campus in Cumnock.  Two coaches left Liverpool early morning, stopping off at the Glenbuck Heritage site en route to pay respects to the great man and to meet the Shankly family. Barbara Alexander, Bill Shankly's niece, welcomed everyone, emphasising how much Shankly would have approved of and loved the idea.   Then it was on to the sports site and the games. [...]

By |2024-06-13T17:56:00+01:00June 12th, 2024|

Hillsborough Law Now

We need it now As another shameful scandal hits the headlines with the findings of the Infected Blood Inquiry, we are backing urgent calls for Hillsborough Law to be implemented in full in parliament. Yet again, decades-long systemic lying, denial, cover-up and gaslighting of victims by the state and relevant authorities have been exposed.  We have heard it before with the Hillsborough disaster, Grenfell, Post Office Horizon and now this.  More than 3,000 people died over decades, beginning in 1970, after contaminated blood products, imported from the US, were used to treat patients with blood-clotting disorders. According [...]

By |2024-05-23T11:52:05+01:00May 23rd, 2024|

Ticket Increases

Why we oppose them Liverpool are pressing ahead with their plans to raise ticket prices for a second successive season, despite strong opposition. Spirit of Shankly, backed by a mandate from our members, and Spion Kop 1906 believe tickets are already too expensive. The cost of going to a game far exceeded the rate of inflation a long time ago and this latest rise is a worrying trend.  We have heard criticism of our resistance to the increase as “it’s just 2%” or it’s only “about season tickets”. It is not. Season tickets and individual matchday tickets [...]

By |2024-04-23T18:32:26+01:00April 23rd, 2024|

Coach Travel to Aston Villa

Aston Villa (A) Premier League Monday 13 May 2024. Kick-off 8.00pm  Cost £25 members £35 non-members (includes membership fee) Book seat(s) with a £5 deposit online here. Bookings are non-refundable unless we are able to resell the seat(s). Departs The Twelfth Man at 2:30pm The Rocket at 3:00pm 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 |2024-04-23T07:41:20+01:00April 23rd, 2024|

Youtube talk: the price of tickets

The money game For the regular matchgoing supporter going to the game is expensive – next season even more so. And it's not just Liverpool fans, price hikes have been announced at every Premier League club, with the exception of Crystal Palace, as record-breaking revenues are reported. But there is a shift in where this income is coming from and the next TV deal will see media rights as a percentage actually diminish for clubs. So how will they fill the gap? Spirit of Shankly MC member Jay McKenna sat down with football finance expert Kieran [...]

By |2024-04-20T10:18:06+01:00April 20th, 2024|

Tickets on Expedia

Current Situation On Tuesday evening, Spirit of Shankly were made aware by supporters that tickets for forthcoming LFC matches were available to buy on expedia.com. Expedia are an official LFC partner and their resale web page was advertising tickets for games at Anfield (in hospitality seats) as well as away fixtures at Atalanta and Fulham (in home sections) at vastly inflated sums. We contacted LFC immediately to understand why an official partner was advertising such tickets, and to enquire about the source of the tickets. From our conversation with the club, they made it clear that Expedia [...]

By |2024-04-19T17:13:32+01:00April 19th, 2024|

Coach Travel to West Ham

West Ham (A) Premier League Saturday 27 April 2024. 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 5:30am The Rocket at 6:00am 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 [...]

By |2024-04-21T08:51:53+01:00April 13th, 2024|

Ticket Increase Announcement

Joint statement with Spion Kop 1906 and Kop Outs For a second successive season, Liverpool have chosen to increase ticket prices for supporters. This is despite record commercial revenues and a place as the seventh richest football club in the world. They didn’t have to do this. There was no meaningful consultation with Spirit of Shankly, or the Supporters Board over this decision, instead following a presentation highlighting the planned rises, we and the majority of the SB strongly opposed the move. But LFC’s decision was made and we were told it would not be changed.  The [...]

By |2024-04-05T17:52:55+01:00April 5th, 2024|

Coach Travel to Fulham

Fulham (A) Premier League Sunday 21 April 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 8:00am The Rocket at 8:30am 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 us [...]

By |2024-04-03T09:25:30+01:00April 3rd, 2024|

Ticket Prices

Do the right thing LFC are expected to announce ticket prices for the coming season within the next couple of weeks. After eight seasons of welcome price freezes, the cost of tickets increased last year. With no shift in the vicious cost-of-living crisis a further rise now would only be seen as preying on supporter loyalty with the club looking to squeeze as much as they can from the people who can least afford it. It is not essential for the club to increase ticket prices for the ordinary fan; it’s a choice, an active decision. [...]

By |2024-03-22T17:10:12+00:00March 22nd, 2024|

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