Finance The Fans

Over the Summer, many supporters waited patiently for the sale of Liverpool Football Club. It didn’t happen. The Club is now in an even more precarious situation with Tom Hicks attempting to place even more debt on Liverpool FC. The Spirit of Shankly is now calling on RBS to refuse to refinance the debt currently leveraged on Liverpool Football Club.

Spirit of Shankly has a solution to the current debt crisis at Liverpool Football Club. Supporters can join the growing campaign for supporter ownership by pledging their financial support towards owning a share of the Club.

Spirit of Shankly’s membership have voted in favour of this strategy and we want to encourage as many supporters as possible to get behind the campaign which sees supporters as the solution.

As part of our ongoing campaign, we will:

  • Retain our focus making sure the owners never set foot in Liverpool again and they know that “Tom and George are Not Welcome Here”

  • Recognise the supporter set deadline of 31st October 2010 for the resolution of the sale process of Liverpool FC and NOT rely on ever changing deadlines as reported in the press

  • Demand that senior management at the Club engage with Spirit of Shankly – ShareLiverpoolFC and publicly confirm their support for a Club backed supporter ownership model or explain why they believe 6million worldwide supporters cannot be trusted with the custodianship of our Club when unknown ‘investors’ can

  • Request that RBS get behind a supporter investment scheme and then tell them: Do NOT refinance our current owners debt, instead Finance The Fans

Liverpool supporters worldwide are ready, willing, and able, to solve the current debt crisis and with commitment from RBS and the Club, the supporters can be the solution.

If the Club or RBS do not engage with us, or we receive confirmation that the current debt has been refinanced before our deadline date of 31st October then direct action protests will take place at:

  • Club Retail outlets

  • Anfield (inside and outside the ground)

  • RBS Headquarters

  • Club senior management will be made Not Welcome with all the attendant difficulties that this entails

  • RBS Branches

  • Workplaces or anywhere that senior RBS management involved in the Club’s account management can be located