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News Archive - June 2009

Good luck to Liverpool at the Eurofans Tournament in Ukraine
Tuesday 02 June 2009

Spirit of Shankly, Liverpool Supporters Union would like to wish good luck to a group of fans representing Liverpool FC this summer.   They will be representing Liverpool at the Eurofans International Football Supporters Tournament in Lviv, Ukraine in June 2009 (June 25th-28th) organised by http://www.gokarpaty.org/ Lviv will be one of host cities for the European Championships in 2012.&n... Read more

Priority Ticket Scheme
Thursday 04 June 2009

The Spirit of Shankly (SOS) recently met with Ian Ayre to question him on a number of wide ranging issues. We will be reporting back to members about this shortly. The question of the price of next season's Priority Ticket Scheme (PTS) was raised by the SOS and Mr. Ayre indicated that there was likely to be an announcement this week but that he was unwilling to go into any detail with the SOS as he... Read more

SOS and LFC Accounts
Friday 05 June 2009

The Spirit of Shankly have studied the information that has been released in the last day relating to the accounts of Liverpool Football Club and its associated companies. The picture is alarming and underlines what we have said from the creation of the Union, namely that Tom Hicks and George Gillett are not fit or proper custodians of our Club.The accounts show a number of unacceptable issues and ... Read more

RBS and MPs - No to Refinancing
Friday 05 June 2009

DIRECT ACTION NOW!!HICKS AND GILLETT OUT NOW!!NO TO REFINANCE!!Spirit of Shankly today launches direct action against Royal Bank of Scotland and seeks the support of all members and fans in a campaign to force RBS to refuse to refinance the loans taken out by our current owners. We have all seen yesterday's news, which while making us all angry, is not all that surprising. We have said time and tim... Read more

PTS - LFC Response
Friday 05 June 2009

The Spirit of Shankly reacted quickly when we discovered overnight between Wednesday and Thursday of this week that Liverpool Football Club were announcing a change to the Priority Ticket Scheme. We obtained feedback from Ian Ayre, Commercial Director of Liverpool Football Club that we published as quickly as possible on the SOS website (here). Following this we received scores of emails from our m... Read more

Ian Ayre Meeting
Monday 08 June 2009

The Spirit of Shankly Management Committee arranged to meet with Ian Ayre, Commercial Director of Liverpool Football Club on the 27th May 2009. Prior to the meeting questions were put to Mr. Ayre from Committee members representing issues that had been raised with Committee members by members and also issues of general concerns and interest. Mr. Ayre had indicated prior to our questions being submi... Read more

Spirit Of Shankly Announcement
Monday 08 June 2009

Spirit of Shankly (SOS) is aware that video footage has been posted on the internet from the SOS End of season party on 24th May 2009. This footage shows an unscheduled performance which the SOS Events Commitee had no prior knowledge of. The Events Committee will endeavour to increase back-stage security for future events to ensure impromptu performances like this do not happen again. We... Read more

Direct Action - Member Input
Tuesday 09 June 2009

Spirit Of Shankly, the Liverpool Supporters Union, is currently looking at different methods of appropriate action that can be taken, against Tom Hicks, George Gillett, or those involved in the financing of their ownership of Liverpool Football Club. As part of this, we would like to consult with members, and ask for suggestions for the following:1. What action, if any, do you feel we should be tak... Read more

Thomas Cook Meeting
Wednesday 10 June 2009

On Tuesday 26th May 2009 SOS representatives met with Thomas Cook to discuss any common ground over the cost and arrangements of travel for Liverpool fans.Thomas Cook opened the meeting by asking what it was that the Union wanted from them. SOS replied that as far as European travel was concerned we were looking at much cheaper air travel. Thomas Cook responded by saying they were keen to tie up wi... Read more

Spirit of Shankly Review of End of Season Party
Thursday 18 June 2009

The Spirit of Shankly released a statement on the 8th June 2009 in response to the video footage of the End of Season Party Night which appeared on a number of internet sites. We subsequently received approximately 25 pieces of correspondence from members commenting on the footage. In the interim period we have received four requests to cancel memberships.The Union recognised the concern generated ... Read more

Memo to Ian Ayre
Friday 19 June 2009

The Spirit of Shankly have collated responses from members in relation to the recent meeting we had with Ian Ayre, Commercial Director of Liverpool Football Club and also the significant response we got relating to the changes planned to the PTS. Below is the content of a memo sent by the Union’s Club Liaison Officer today to Mr. Ayre reflecting our members’ views and suggestions on a n... Read more

Mass Meeting-RBS-PTS
Tuesday 30 June 2009

MASS MEETINGThe Spirit of Shankly are calling a mass meeting for 1.00pm on the 11th July 2009 at Zelig's (Liverpool One). A formal agenda will be circulated in the week before the meeting but likely topics for discussion will be the Owners, RBS Refinancing, Michael Shields and seeking feedback from members as to where they consider our priorities should lie. With that in mind all members are asked ... Read more