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A Statement
Saturday 27 June 2020

Spirit of Shankly‘s message has remained consistent throughout this crisis and that is: public health considerations must come first.    We have worked in partnership with LFC, Merseyside Police and the City Council and all our messaging has been joint, always focusing on the safety of the public.    We have seen some have chosen to ignore the social dis... Read more

Football returns to Merseyside
Wednesday 10 June 2020

Spirit of Shankly and the Blue Union welcome the news that games are to be played on Merseyside.  Building on the community work both sets of fans continue to do throughout this pandemic, we are confident supporters will respect safety advice and avoid visiting stadia where games are taking place.   We fully understand the importance of lockdown as a measure to control Covi... Read more

SOS and Blue Union Joint Statement
Friday 22 May 2020

When it was announced players were to resume training, the focus on football returned to how the season should be concluded.  For Spirit of Shankly and The Blue Union, our primary concern remains the number of cases and tragic deaths from Covid-19. Ideally competitive football would restart when it is safe for all – players, officials, matchday staff and the game’s main stak... Read more

Chair's Update – May 2020
Wednesday 20 May 2020

This past week should have seen the conclusion of the 2019/20 season and, as we hoped, with LFC crowned champions. The wait for our 19th title goes on, but we know the players have resumed partial training with a view to the season re-commencing in June. There is no certainty of this, but what is certain is that if it does, it will be behind closed doors. Spirit of Shankly have been in c... Read more

Response to Mayor Anderson
Thursday 30 April 2020

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 shou... Read more

Solidarity with Montevideo
Friday 24 April 2020

A few weeks ago, at the beginning of March, a group of Spirit of Shankly met with supporters of Uruguay’s @LiverpoolFC1915, based in Montevideo, who were visiting the city. It was the start of a friendship between our two sets of fans.  We have just had news from them and it is wonderful to hear they too have set up a campaign to help others.  Olla Solidaria (it translate... Read more

Mental Health Research
Wednesday 22 April 2020

At the Spirit of Shankly 2019 AGM a motion was passed that we would help where possible with mental health initiatives. We agreed to work with local organisations and other supporters’ trusts to promote mental health awareness; to demonstrate that it’s okay to not be okay; and to support people to open up about their thoughts, feelings and emotions. The idea is to encourage SOS m... Read more

SOS Join Forces to Provide PPE
Monday 20 April 2020

Spirit of Shankly have joined forces with Fans Supporting Foodbanks and the Lydiate Learning Trust to help NHS staff and care workers.  As part of our ongoing Help is Here campaign, SOS have donated £2,000 of union funds towards the production and distribution of much needed Personal Protection Equipment. We will also donate all new membership fees  – £10 for ever... Read more

The Right Outcome
Monday 06 April 2020

Liverpool FC announced, on Monday 6 April, they will not be furloughing their non-playing staff.  They have, as explained by CEO Peter Moore, opted to find alternatives to ensure the club’s workforce is protected in these extraordinary times. They have also apologised in their own words, for “coming to the wrong conclusion last week”.  Spirit of Shankly welcom... Read more

Open letter to Peter Moore
Sunday 05 April 2020

Dear Peter   You will have seen the overwhelmingly negative fan reaction to the club’s announcement on Saturday stating their intention to furlough a number of employees. You may well have seen our initial response to that announcement http://www.spiritofshankly.com/news/sos-priorities   We understand this is essentially an emplo... Read more

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