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News Archive - September 2009

Coaching Camps Report
Tuesday 01 September 2009

Spirit of Shankly has recently held Summer Coaching Camps at Play Football in Crosby. This was a chance for SOS to give back to the community whilst providing football coaching to young children to teach them the skills, rules and morals of the game Shankly would want instilled in the future generation of footballers. Over the 4 separate days during the Summer Holidays around 30 different... Read more

Spirit Of Shankly EGM - Saturday 12th September 2009
Wednesday 02 September 2009

Spirit Of Shankly, the Liverpool Supporters' Union, would like to invite members to our next General Meeting, to be held on Saturday 12th September, prior to the Burnley home game. Taking place in the Olympia, West Derby Road, and starting at 12pm, the meeting is an opportunity for us to update the membership on the current progress of the union, on issues such as travel, community and membership. ... Read more

Travel details to West Ham United 19th September 17:30
Wednesday 02 September 2009

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Leeds United Coach Travel
Thursday 10 September 2009

SOLD OUT Spirit of Shankly are pleased to announce details for travel, to the League Cup game against Leeds United. The game takes place on Tuesday 22nd Septmeber 2009 and is a 7.45pm KO.The coach prices are as follows - £11 for members, £21 for non members (this includes a £10 membership fee, and enables you to receive all future travel tickets at members' prices).The coach will... Read more

Spirit Of Shankly EGM - Saturday (tomorrow) 12th September 2009
Friday 11 September 2009

Spirit Of Shankly, the Liverpool Supporters' Union, would like to urge as many people as possible to attend this Saturday's EGM to be held at the Olympia, West Derby Road at 11.30am. This meeting is the best opportunity for us to decide on our strategy for forcing Tom Hicks and George Gillett out of our club. It is the ideal chance to have your voice heard, and your concerns answered. The meeting w... Read more

Online Ticket Sales
Friday 11 September 2009

The Spirit of Shankly recently followed up a number of enquiries by members about online sales of tickets. Ian Ayre, Commercial Director at LFC replied to us as follows: “The entire sale for Stoke sold out in about two and a half hours so we do  not think there can be much of a problem but we will monitor it during the sale tomorrow (for Burnley). There are a number of things that peop... Read more

Fiorentina Flight Discount
Saturday 12 September 2009

The Spirit of Shankly have been working on getting a reduced price for day trip travel to the Fiorentina game since the draw was made.After talking with WorldChoice Sports, Flight Options and Thomas Cook it has become clear that Thomas Cook are the only company offering day return flights. The other two companies felt it was too expensive to run flights.The Union has managed to secure a £15 d... Read more

EGM Outcome And Meeting with Christian Purslow
Monday 14 September 2009

The Spirit of Shankly Supporters' Union met at The Olympia on Saturday to allow the Management Committee to launch its proposed direct action campaign to see the American "owners" removed from the Club. The campaign is to send a clear and unequivocal signal to the owners that they are no longer welcome at our airport, hotels, restaurants, ground, club or city. The campaign will focus upon media ... Read more

Statement from Karen Gill
Tuesday 15 September 2009

This year is a very important year. It's exactly half a century since my granddad came to Anfield and the massive success story of Liverpool Football Club began. It's been 50 years of hard work, determination, success and even of tragedy, but I feel that at the present time our club is at an all time low and it's time to take action and turn things around. So I would like to add my voice to the tho... Read more

Spirit of Shankly meeting with Christian Purslow
Thursday 17 September 2009

Representatives of the Spirit of Shankly met with Christian Purslow at Anfield last night prior to the Debrecen Champions’ League match. It was agreed that a it would be fair for a full minute of that meeting to be agreed by both parties prior to release to members. If consensus on an agreed minute could not be reached then any differences of opinion could also be disclosed (although we have ... Read more

West Ham United - Leafletting
Thursday 17 September 2009

Following on from the agreement at last Saturday's EGM, Spirit Of Shankly is asking for volunteers to assist with the distribution of leaflets amongst fans at this weekend's away game at West Ham United. We are asking all fans to once again hold the leaflets up at the beginning of the match, to make it known again that we as fans do not want want Tom Hicks and George Gillett at our football club. ... Read more

Interview with John Wheate
Thursday 17 September 2009

Spirit Of Shankly, the Liverpool Supporters' Union, has recently interviewed John Wheate, the lawyer who acted for Michael Shields during his ongoing campaign to be freed from incarceration. John, who gave his time pro-bono, worked alongside Pete Weatherby to ensure Michael's freedom became a reality. He has recently turned down several requests from national media outlets to talk about his role in... Read more

'15 Minutes that shook the World' Trailer
Friday 18 September 2009

Makers of a new movie that centres around half time in the 2005 European Cup final have handed the film trailer to the Spirit of Shankly. The aptly named Miracle Productions gave the exclusive rights to LFC TV but wanted members of the Liverpool Supporters' Union to be the next to see the preview of '15 Minutes that shook the World'. The film stars Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher as well as a ... Read more

LFC - The Next Leeds?
Monday 21 September 2009

Competing in the Champions League, reaching the semi-final stages. Doing well in the Premier League. An ownership of the football club, that has borrowed heavily against its success, reliant on its continued appearance in the lucrative Champions League and on money from ever-increasing television deals to service the debts. It sounds awfully familiar. But this isn't Liverpool Football Club in 2009.... Read more

John Wheate (Michael Shields solicitor) video interview
Tuesday 22 September 2009

John Wheate, Michael Shields' solicitor, speaks to Spirit of Shankly committee member Peter Hooton about his involvement in the case which saw Michael receive a Royal Pardon earlier this month. Spirit of Shankly - John Wheate talks about representing Michael Shields from Spirit of Shankly on Vimeo. ... Read more

Christian Purslow Meeting Minutes
Wednesday 23 September 2009

The Spirit of Shankly met with Christian Purslow prior to the Debrecen game and our questions and his answers are detailed below the responses were arrived from the minute taken at the meeting and agreed subsequently with Mr. Purslow. The original draft has not changed in any significant way from the minute taken by our Secretary and those Committee members who attended are certain it accurately ... Read more

George Gillett to visit Anfield tomorrow
Friday 25 September 2009

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George Gillett - You're Not Welcome Here!
Friday 25 September 2009

George Gillett intends to visit Anfield tomorrow. His reasons behind coming are to talk to visitors about LFC branded academies across the Middle East and to talk about his 'beloved' NASCAR. An all expenses paid trip to Anfield is obviously the best way to do this. Just like his missing partner Tom Hicks, George Gillett is not welcome here. Spirit Of Shankly will do everything they can to make h... Read more

Direct action from Saturday
Monday 28 September 2009

Spirit Of Shankly has a clear message for George Gillett and Tom Hicks - You're not welcome here. The sooner they get that message, the better, for LFC, its fans, and for the wider community. On Saturday, that message was once again given to George Gillett. When he arrived at Melwood early Saturday morning to show around visitors from Saudi Arabia, the last thing he would have expected was fans ... Read more

Christian Purslow Meeting - Comment
Monday 28 September 2009

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The Liverpool Irish Festival LFC Legends Night
Wednesday 30 September 2009

Spirit of Shankly committee member Nicky Allt will be compering an LFC 'Irish Legends night' next month. The evening is part of the Liverpool Irish Festival and will take place on the 24th October in the Adelphi hotel. It will feature John Aldridge, Ronnie Whelan, Jim Beglin plus a special guest, photos, free buffet, books on the 'Irish Kop,' memorabilia and a raffle. Tickets are priced ... Read more

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