News Archive - May 2010

SOS End of Season 'Do'
Saturday 01 May 2010

*Ian McNabb added to the bill* Spirit of Shankly, the Liverpool Supporters Union is pleased to announce details of its End of Season 'Do'. This year's do will take place after the Chelsea game on Sunday 2nd May 2010 at The Olympia. Join us for another night of music featuring Ian McNabb, The Wickermen, The Red Suns, Rebel Truce and another special guest. Doors open at 5.00pm and the first ... Read more

Hull City Coach - Sunday 9th May 4pm Kick Off
Saturday 01 May 2010

THIS COACH IS NOW SOLD OUT Spirit of Shankly are pleased to announce details for travel, to the Premier League game against Hull City. The game takes place on Sunday 9th May 2010 and is a 4:00pm KO.The coach prices are as follows - £17 for members, £27 for non members (this includes a £10 membership fee, and enables you to receive all future travel tickets at members' price... Read more

Tom and George - Chelsea game
Saturday 01 May 2010

Spirit Of Shankly has received new information that suggests Tom Hicks and George Gillett will not be in attendance for Sunday's game. As a result, any planned protests have been postponed. However, we would urge all members and fans to be prepared for a change in plans should this information change. If we do receive any information as to their possible attendance, we will inform you as soon as ... Read more

Football Quarter on Radio Merseyside
Monday 03 May 2010

Representatives from Spirit of Shankly and Keep Everton in Our City will be on the Alan Jackson show on Radio Merseyside on Tuesday 4th May to talk about the Football Quarter. We are due on air from 7pm. For those outside of Merseyside you can listen online at For more information on the Football Quarter visit http://www.spiritofshankly.c... Read more

Martin, You Can Do The Minutes
Thursday 06 May 2010

The Spirit of Shankly can confirm that their members' hard work in pressurising the Premier League to consider Liverpool FC's current predicament has paid off with Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, inviting a delegation from the Spirit of Shankly to a meeting with him at Premier League Headquarters in London next week. This contrasts markedly with the response received from Liverpo... Read more

Martin Broughton - Request to Meet
Wednesday 12 May 2010

Following our recent letter to Martin Broughton requesting a meeting, and the information passed to us via Ian Ayre that we would not granted our request for a meeting, we have received direct correspondence from our new Chairman. In light of his response, we have decided to respond with our views on why a meeting should take place. Both our own and Martin Broughton's response can be seen below.Our... Read more

Premier League Meeting
Wednesday 12 May 2010

The Spirit Of Shankly is to meet with representatives of the Premier League, including Chief Executive Richard Scudamore, this week to discuss the issues recently raised with them in our letter and email campaign (See letter below).Thousands of our members emailed questions to them and underlined how their lack of regulation was continuing to have a negative impact on our football club. This forced... Read more

One Night in Istanbul - Discount for Members
Wednesday 12 May 2010

Spirit Of Shankly is pleased to announce details of a discount to Union members for the forthcoming showing of 'One Night in Istanbul' at the Liverpool Empire Theatre from 17th May 2010 to 29th May 2010. The play, written by Nicky Allt from Bang on Top productions (and one of the SOS founders), is the story of our historic European Cup win in 2005.Those involved with the play have offered a £... Read more

Coaching Camps - Volunteers required
Wednesday 12 May 2010

Spirit of Shankly is currently planning Football Summer Coaching Camps. We held four coaching days last Summer and another in February this year run by SOS members who kindly volunteered their time.We intend to offer the Summer coaching camps again but need help from any volunteer coaches. If you are able to help out then please e-mail Paul Gardner at with your availab... Read more

Spirit of Shankly - Premier League Meeting
Monday 17 May 2010

On Friday 14th May representatives of the Spirit of Shankly Management Committee met with Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore and some of his staff at their London headquarters. The meeting had been arranged to address concerns of members of the Spirit of Shankly supporters' union relating to the Premier League's role in regulating ownership of Premier League Clubs and specificall... Read more

Tom Hicks - You Couldn't Make It Up (Well Actually, Tom Can)
Thursday 27 May 2010

On the day when David Moores talked of his mistake in selling Liverpool FC to  Tom Hicks and George Gillett, along comes Tom Hicks, a few hours later, to tell us how wonderful George Gillett and he have been for our Club. The old saying "You couldn't make it up" perfectly sums up Tom's words. Except in his case, yet again, he has done just that, he's made it all up. Here is what he said an... Read more

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