Recently I have a few heated exchanges with some “Liverpool fans” who do not support Spirit of Shankly or any action the union organises, claiming that “It will deter future owners from L.F.C.”
What a load of Sh*t!!, if there are potential owners that do not want to hear a vocal group of supporters than we do not want them to become owners of our club. As Liverpool supporters there are many things that divide us however the desire to get rid of Tom Hicks and George Gillett and replace them with decent owners (who respect our heritage and want to move the club forward) sure unites us.
Unfortunately there are many wasting their energies debating on whether Rafa should stay or go or who Liverpool are going to sign this summer. Let us get our priorities straight, we need to get rid of Hicks and Gillett and replace them SOON before our club implodes. Our debt (which was created by Hicks and Gillett when they bought the club) keeps swelling and financial experts are starting to issue warnings. With this said the “Rafa going or staying discussion” needs to be put on the back burner right now as we have a more pressing issue to deal with.
Regarding Spirit of Shankly (S.O.S.), the Liverpool supporters union; Yes, the organisation has made some mistakes in it’s short existence but let us give credit where credit is due. The union can now boast of over 4,000 members (including myself) and the mainstream media are starting to pay attention to their releases and statements, the Premier League even took time to meet with members of the group. By attacking S.O.S. over certain mistakes of the past does not do us (Liverpool Supporters) any good. Even if you do not want to join the union the least you can go is support S.O.S.’s efforts, members of the union are putting in a lot of their own time (without pay) for the good of the club and the city of Liverpool. Remember that S.O.S. is a democracy, the members of the board get elected by the fellow members.
I do urge those who have not joined the union to join http://www.spiritofshankly.com/join.htm