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If it is a fans forum then it already has the much needed stamp of approval from SOS. I wonder if Kenny is required to text them for approval before he takes a shit. I just wish they'd fuck off now and let the owners get on with the business of running the club.

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how exciting. hardly seems worthy of a press release and in fact a statement announcing the press release and more importantly I wouldn't have thought that would have been top of their list of priorities at this time.

 

I was just about to say priorities eh?

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Liverpool Football Club today unveiled plans for a new supporter consultation group that it hopes will allow fans to help shape the club's future through regular and constructive dialogue with senior LFC officials.

 

The Liverpool FC Supporters' Committee will consist of 17 democratically appointed fans who will represent all of the major stakeholder groups amongst our supporter base.

 

The Liverpool FC Supporters' Committee will meet four times a season at Anfield with senior Club staff - the owners will be present for at least two of the meetings - to discuss the issues and ask the questions that most affect them and the fans they represent.

 

The minutes of each meeting will be published online and in print for all of our supporters to read within 48 hours of the meeting ending.

 

The initial aims

 

1. To establish a forum for supporters to communicate directly with the Club in a structured manner

2. To help the Club better understand the issues that most affect and concern our fans

3. To give the Club an opportunity to explain the thinking behind key decisions

4. To enable fans to play a key role in helping the Club achieve success on and off the pitch

5. To provide a greater degree of transparency about key issues that affect supporters

 

The long term aims

 

1. To enhance the relationship between Liverpool Football Club and our supporters

2. To help ensure fans feel their loyalty is valued by Liverpool Football Club

3. To help improve Liverpool Football Club for the benefit of all supporters

 

The application process

 

Liverpool Football Club recognises that our supporters are drawn from many different communities and we are keen to ensure that as many of them are represented on the Supporters' Committee.

 

To apply for one of the 17 places on the Liverpool FC Supporters' Committee, fans will need to apply online. A link to the application form is available at the bottom of this announcement.

 

Applications will be welcomed from supporters wishing to represent the following groups:

 

* Fans in Anfield / Breckfield

* Fans in the Merseyside postal code area

* Fans in the UK (Outside of Merseyside)

* International fans (Two fans)

* Season Ticket Holders

* General Admission Anfield attendees

* Official Supporters' Club Branches

* All Red Members (Fans belonging to the official Club membership scheme)

* Corporate fans (Fans who have enjoyed corporate facilities watching LFC)

* Fans who attend away games

* Families

* LGBT Supporters (Fans from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities)

* Ethnic Minorities

* Disabled fans

* Under 18s

* Over 60s

 

We realise many supporters may fall into a number of the groups listed above but we feel it is important to ensure all of our fans feel represented on the committee.

 

While fans are entitled to apply to represent any group for which they qualify, only one application is allowed per supporter. Please only apply for the group you feel you would best represent.

 

The deadline for all applications will be 10am on February 27.

 

The selection process

 

In March, a seven-person selection panel will meet to review the applications and jointly nominate which supporters they feel are best placed to represent each of the groups listed above.

 

The selection panel will consist of the following people:

 

Ian Callaghan MBE

 

Liverpool's record appearance holder, Ian Callaghan played a remarkable 857 games for the Reds during an astonishing 18-year career at Anfield that saw him win five league titles and an FA and European Cup amongst other honours.

 

Karen Gill

 

Granddaughter of Liverpool's greatest ever manager, Bill Shankly, Karen is a passionate advocate of Supporters' rights and is the author of the book: 'The Real Bill Shankly'.

 

Dave Boyle

 

Chief Executive Officer of Supporters Direct, the organisation that campaigns for supporter involvement in sports Clubs. A former local government press officer, he supports AFC Wimbledon and has previously been a long-serving National Council Member of The Football Supporters' Federation.

 

Sue Johnston

 

An Anfield season ticket holder, Sue made her name in the Liverpool soap opera 'Brookside'. Now more famous for her roles in the 'The Royle Family' and 'Waking The Dead', the actress campaigned for the release of the wrongly-jailed LFC fan Michael Shields and has tirelessly fought for justice for the Hillsborough families.

 

Jack Stopforth

 

Chief Executive Officer of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Jack was born and raised in Liverpool and has always supported his hometown Club. Jack has very strong ties with the business, commercial and a corporate community in Liverpool.

 

John Bishop

 

An Anfield season ticket holder, John played semi-professional football for Southport and worked in the pharmaceutical industry before launching a career as an award-winning comedian and TV presenter.

 

Ian Ayre

 

LFC's sole representative on the selection panel, Ian is the Commercial Director at Anfield, having joined the club in 2007.

 

The 17 candidates elected to the Liverpool FC Supporters' Committee will be announced on the Official Liverpool FC website at 10am on March 29.

 

The role of Committee Members

 

As an elected Member of the Liverpool FC Supporters' Committee, each individual will have a duty to liaise with fans from the group they represent and ensure they best serve their interests in meetings with the Club and the owners.

 

Each of the 17 Members will have a public profile set up on The Kop, Liverpool's social media platform on the official website, where they will be clearly identified as an elected Member of the Liverpool FC Supporters' Committee. Each individual will be contactable via Private Messaging and be able to solicit feedback and questions from fans they represent and also post updates after each meeting.

 

Each Member of the committee will be required to attend four meetings at Anfield per season and will remain on the committee until May 30, 2013.

 

In June 2013, applications will be invited to help form a new committee.

 

The first meeting

 

The inaugural meeting of the Liverpool FC Supporters' Committee will take place at Anfield on May 15 2011.

 

Each meeting going forward will take place at Anfield on a match day prior to kick off.

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I've no problem with it, as long as Rogan Taylor and Peter Hooton get nowhere near it, it might work.

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LFC Fan's Forum

Friday 21st January 2011

 

Spirit Of Shankly is aware of Liverpool FC's plan's to create it's own Fans Forum, allowing for supporters to raise the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, on a range on issues from ticketing and travel through to the club's ownership.

 

We welcome the idea that supporters, the very people who make this football club so special, should have a voice and be involved in open dialogue with those who make decisions that impact upon us. We would hope and expect that any fans forum will be truly representative of the supporter base and will encompass the democratic and open nature that would be required, something we as a Union have always ensured was in place for our members.

 

We look forward to hearing more about LFC's plans for future supporter engagement.

 

LFC Fan's Forum – Spirit Of Shankly – Liverpool Supporters' Union

 

pompous, delusional and irrelevant

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I've no problem with it, as long as Rogan Taylor and Peter Hooton get nowhere near it, it might work.

 

What's Peter Hooton done to make you think he wouldn't be a good candidate?

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I'm not saying its not a good move, its a boss one, we've been crying out for some engagement for years just dont build it up to be some big boss news story when we're all flapping about getting some players in and a CEO!

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I'm not saying its not a good move, its a boss one, we've been crying out for some engagement for years just dont build it up to be some big boss news story when we're all flapping about getting some players in and a CEO!

 

It wasn't the club who said it would be some big boss news story was it though, just someone on Twitter.

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A positive move by the club but I'd rather we sorted out on field matters first.might have been better to announce this on the back of a few signings when there is more of a feel good factor.

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