Liverpool’s Supporters Union (S.O.S.) have announced that they are opening branches beyond Merseyside.
They are starting their global expansion by opening union branches in London, Sweden and a virtual branch online.
While we are currently all very excited about the signing of Joe Cole we must not lose our focus, Hicks and Gillett still own our beloved club. Just yesterday the club announced a hefty increase in ticket prices, of course the timing was chosen on the day of the Cole announcement so it “gets buried” in the news.
Here is their full statement from Spirit of Shankly.
The Spirit of Shankly are pleased to announce that the first three Union branches have been established.
The branches reflect the broad type of support the Union enjoys with branches established in London, Sweden and also a “virtual” branch based around the LFC supporters’ website Scouser Tommy.
When asked about the point of a branch, London Branch Acting Chair Chris O’Dea responded “Passion and Pride is what has brought us together. It is a shame that our club’s owners and their puppets have neither. It is our duty to introduce them to these concepts.” The London Branch inaugural meeting at the beginning of July saw over 100 people attend.
Joackim Lundberg, founder of the Sweden Branch said “I have together with some other supporters started a Sweden Branch, I hope that more countries and cities are following us. We have 69 members”
Scouser Tommy Branch Chair Kevin Reavey commented “As an online community the Scouser Tommy Branch brings together Reds fans from all over the world, which reflects not only the scale of our club’s support, but also how far the real concern over its current state and future direction has reached. The club is at a crossroads and, if we want to safeguard its future, we supporters must unite behind a common cause and speak with one voice.”
The Union has had enquiries from over 20 other areas of the country and world seeking information about opening Spirit of Shankly Branches – hopefully many of these will open soon encouraging greater democracy within the Union and a growth in membership as well.
If you wish to look at starting a branch please email firstname.lastname@example.org who can provide some background information and guidance.