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Rail Seating - The final steps to making a decision
Wednesday 26 April 2017

In November of last year we published a timeline of our expected consultation to take place before we asked members to vote on our position on rail seating. Today we wanted to provide an update and a timeline for the coming weeks ahead of that vote and decision. On Sunday 21st May 2017, before the Middlesbrough home game, we will hold a public meeting with contributions from speakers and opp... Read more

Twenty's Plenty becomes a reality
Thursday 06 April 2017

A scheme launched today will cap a Premier League away ticket at £20. Following on from this season’s cap of £30, for one round of fixtures in April, an away ticket will cost £20 – making the slogan ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ a reality.   It is the result of a joint venture between the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) and Virgin Media.... Read more

Police liaison ahead of the derby
Friday 31 March 2017

Spirit of Shankly, Merseyside Police, both clubs and EFC supporter groups attended a police liaison meeting on Thursday afternoon in lieu of the derby at Anfield on 1 April 2017.   At the meeting, Merseyside Police indicated there had been a slight increase in hostilities and anti-social behaviour at the past two derbies, both inside and outside of each stadium. A major issue is mis... Read more

You'll Never Walk Alone in Malawi
Wednesday 22 March 2017

Last summer when Spirit of Shankly heard about a local youth group travelling to Mtunthama, Malawi to work alongside the charity Medic Malawi, we were keen to get involved and lend support.    The five girls from the Shewsy Youth Club in Everton – Jess, Bec, Ellie, Courtney and Chelsea – and youth worker Leslie Drew spent 17 days at St Andrew’s hospital, feedi... Read more

Time to Change – Open up to Mental Health
Thursday 23 February 2017

Spirit of Shankly are proud to have joined the Time to Change campaign. A growing movement that aims to shift how we all think and act about mental health. Run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, thousands of organisations are linking up to make change happen. One in four of us is affected by some sort of mental health problems in any given year, yet so many are still left feeling isolated,... Read more

SOS Uniting the community
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Organisers at England’s oldest mosque have teamed up with Spirit of Shankly (SOS) and Everton Supporters’ Trust (EST) to pledge to help eradicate food poverty in Liverpool. The Abdullah Quilliam Mosque on West Derby Road has launched a foodbank collection point to boost the grassroots initiative, Fans supporting Foodbanks.   The mosque was established by Liverpool-born A... Read more

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

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