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MUFC v LFC Police Meeting report
Wednesday 11 January 2017

Spirit of Shankly attended a meeting today along with representatives of the Greater Manchester and Merseyside Police forces as well as both Liverpool and Manchester United Football Club representatives. The meeting had been called to address the forthcoming game at Old Trafford later this month. The purpose of the meeting was for the policing and stewarding to be explained to supporters and... Read more

Supporting Foodbanks ahead of the Derby
Monday 19 December 2016

The Merseyside Derby is all about rivalry. It’s a battle – on the previous 226 occasions it has been played. On the pitch at least. Off it, supporters of both clubs have worked together on a number of issues over the years: ticket prices, policing, bringing justice to Hillsborough families and survivors, and more recently supporting local foodbanks. Putting aside club colours, Sp... Read more

Policing of the Derby
Thursday 15 December 2016

Spirit of Shankly and other EFC supporters’ groups attended a meeting at Goodison on the 6th December at the invitation of Merseyside Police and EFC to discuss the policing entry and stewarding arrangements for the forthcoming derby match on the 19th December. The main points raised where as follows: 1. The fixture is designated by Merseyside Police as a Cat C game, which is not c... Read more

Man City - Local travel and lack of club engagement
Friday 25 November 2016

When fixture changes are made, they are done so with scant consideration for the supporters they affect and zero consultation. The most recent raft of changes to cause significant disruption on our fans are the games away to Bournemouth, Middlesbrough and Sunderland. However, the fixture with the biggest impact is the re-arranged Liverpool v Manchester City match, now to be played at 5:30pm on N... Read more

Sunderland Claim - Update
Thursday 17 November 2016

On Tuesday, 16 November, the two test cases in Spirit of Shankly's claim against police forces following the Sunderland match in 2011, and their subsequent refusal to allow coaches to stop on the route back to Liverpool, reached Leeds Crown Court.  We are disappointed to announce that these cases have had to be withdrawn. We firmly believe that the police actions were unlawful, ... Read more

Looking for a pic of this man
Saturday 05 November 2016

Liverpool supporter Stu Sword is looking for Reds fans to help locate a photographer who took a picture of his late Dad, Billy Sword after the Watford game last season played on 8 May.   Billy Sword, Stu and his uncle stopped off in the fan area at the back of Stanley Park car park on their way to the ground. They were stopped by an older man with white/grey hair, who may have been ... Read more

Rail Seating Debate - Timeline for Consultation
Tuesday 01 November 2016

At our AGM on the 24th September there was a debate about whether the Union should consider taking a position on the issue of rail seating at football grounds. This had arisen from members asking over a period of time what the Union’s position was in relation to this subject. The debate at the AGM was positive and respectful and both at the meeting and subsequently, when members were a... Read more

Festive football changes
Sunday 16 October 2016

The festive period is meant to be the season of goodwill to all. Isn't it?  On Friday, the Premier League announced the fixture changes for games being played throughout December and over the Christmas period.    In the month of December, with the exception of one, every Liverpool game has been moved for the sake of television. That other game is being played mid-w... Read more

Support the Playfair Qatar campaign
Wednesday 12 October 2016

This Monday, the Union will be supporting the Playfair Qatar campaign, centred around the 2022 World Cup and aimed at making Qatar change it's labour laws to protect workers. Much of the debate about the award of the World Cup has focused on how and why, given the corruption scandals at FIFA, the extreme heat in Qatar and the impact on the football season here and across Europe. You can read... Read more

AGM Voting Results
Wednesday 05 October 2016

For the past week, members have been voting on proposals put to our AGM on 24th September. The voting has now closed, and the proposals complete with final votes are below to view and download.  We would like to thank all members who have taken part in the voting, and those who attended the meeting or watcheed online which shaped the discussion and the voting. There were ten proposals i... Read more

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