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      Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants

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      johnstop
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      Re: Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants
      Reply #25: Jun 12, 2009 06:17:01 pm
      Iv'e no axe to grind whatsoever but if you use Shankly's name some responsibility goes with that. Did anyone try to stop him?. Its very difficult to defend isn't it and its probably best not to try.
      We always struggle with Stereotypes and this will help the media no end.
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      Re: Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants
      Reply #26: Jun 13, 2009 01:58:48 am
      The simple fact is, as a union that wants respect and to be taken seriously by everyone - not just Liverpool fans - this behaviour can't be defended.

      We all know what goes on amongst certain sections of all fans. It's always been that way and always will be. Nothing anyone says or tries to do will ever change that. So there's no point trying to debate that factor.

      But with events like this it brings big responsibility to the representation of all Liverpool fans. It's a massive learning curve for a union in it's infancy. And if they want to be taken seriously, they've got to really make changes after this terrible blunder. Nobody can stand there and say to me that they didn't think any footage of this event wouldn't end up on the internet? Shouldn't this have been talked of and planned in detail before the event?

      Be serious in their aims and gain respect by achieving these aims. That's what Shankly stood for. That is the notion that has to be drummed into the powers that be.

      And for f**k's sake! We've got more to sing about than any English club! So let's sing our songs!!!
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      Reply #27: Jun 13, 2009 10:23:45 am
      The simple fact is, as a union that wants respect and to be taken seriously by everyone - not just Liverpool fans - this behaviour can't be defended.

      Spot on.  Absolutely no defence for allowing it to continue.

      The fact they allowed it to continue, and I'm sure senior SOS were in attendance, was in a way condoning it.

      To be honest I haven't been impressed with what I've heard about SOS organised away trips - maybe we should get Les from the OLSC to come and post in here.  See what they think are the reasons behind us suffering some major loss of allocations at away grounds.

      In my opinion a few heads should of rolled in the SOS over this.  We can hardly have a go at the owners for 'actions speak louder than words' when our own fan group seems unable to correctly act.  It disappoints me, but I'm not surprised by the lack of response.

      I hope they can put this behind them and move forward stronger, but I'm not so sure.
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      Reply #28: Jun 15, 2009 04:15:34 pm
      A decent read from TIA regarding SOS and the stuff that went on at the end of season do.

      http://www.thisisanfield.com/columnists/2009/06/spirit-of-shankly-%E2%80%93-a-movement-in-the-right-direction/
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      Reply #29: Jun 15, 2009 07:19:41 pm
      A decent read from TIA regarding SOS and the stuff that went on at the end of season do.

      'We hate the SOS'

      'We love the SOS'

      'We hate the SOS'

      Yawn. 
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      Re: Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants
      Reply #30: Jun 15, 2009 11:10:28 pm
      Sporting banter is one thing ..but this sort of disrespect of people who have lost lives and loved ones has it's own place .....in the gutter
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      Re: Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants
      Reply #31: Jun 18, 2009 03:06:09 pm
      I was there JD so were about 1400 others, but only a small minority were there singing that sh*te.  I'm not condoning it, having that occur in front of an image of shanks looks f**king awful, especially considering the friendship between Shanks and Busby.   But don't tarr the Union because of a small minority of pissed up young'ns. Yes the plug should have been pulled rather than allow it to go on, in fact the fella wasn't a scheduled act so he should'nt have been allowed onstage. Lessons learned for next years do.

      I did'nt sing Munich as it boils my piss whenever i hear the mancs singing hillsborough every match they play. I don't really understand why anyone would sing it considering the mancs love it when we stoop to their level.

      The Union is still doing good work, SOS have organised a letter campaign to local MP asking for their help in ensuring RBS don't renew the yanks loan, it seeps to be working.

      http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2009/06/18/mps-bid-to-topple-liverpool-fc-owners-tom-hicks-and-george-gillett-100252-23911373/

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      Re: Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants
      Reply #32: Jun 18, 2009 10:19:30 pm
      The first statement issued was an acknowledement of the event, the committee met for the first time, at the first oppertunity this week. Here is a more full statement on these events by the Union.

      http://www.spiritofshankly.com/news/Spirit-of-Shankly-Review-of-End-of-Season-Party.html
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      Reply #33: Aug 26, 2009 10:30:29 am
      Listen, you cant control the opinions of everyone.

      As someone that goes to Old Trafford every year to watch us play the Mancs i have heard the Munich songs being sung by a minority of fans, but not the entire end. No fan organisation in the world can stop people singing these, its peoples choice, right or wrong.

      As long as the SOS distance themselves or condemn these idiots then they should come out of it unscathed.

      Not being funny though, United fans are as bad.
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      Reply #34: Aug 26, 2009 12:41:26 pm
      It's a disgrace. It makes Liverpool fans on the whole look bad, which most are above this sort of thing.

      I hate United as muchas the next Liverpool fan, but there are things that are more important than a rivalry. Human lives come under that category.
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      Reply #35: Aug 26, 2009 12:53:25 pm
      totally agree with the  fact that human lives come first.

      problem is we have a small minority of fans on both sides that will say "we wont stop singing until they do". The majority of proper fans on both sides will shake their heads and think it is sick. But these idiots wont.

      Think for the time being we are in a bit of a catch 22 situation.
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      Re: Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants
      Reply #36: Aug 26, 2009 01:13:57 pm
      If the group really want to be the spirit of Shankly then maybe they should have thought about his reaction to singing about Munich.... I doubt he would join in let's just put it that way
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      Reply #37: Aug 26, 2009 01:48:42 pm
      Think the Spirit of Shankly should do the decent thing and kick out the idiots that were doing the singing. At least that way they will retain a shred of decency and let the members that are left that they are not going put up with the name being dragged through the mud.
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      Reply #38: Sep 10, 2009 09:47:16 pm
      Think the Spirit of Shankly should do the decent thing and kick out the idiots that were doing the singing. At least that way they will retain a shred of decency and let the members that are left that they are not going put up with the name being dragged through the mud.

      Exactly people like this are surely giving all liverpool fans a bad name. Tragedy has been felt at both Liverpool and Manchester. The singing of these songs is hurtful not only to the club but the families who lost loved ones.
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      Reply #39: Sep 11, 2009 11:56:21 am
      That is f**king disgraceful and reflects poorly on all Liverpool fans.



      couldnt agree more f**king idiots
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      Reply #40: Sep 11, 2009 01:14:54 pm
      I don't approve of the Munich chants at all, if we are lovers of this game then we should show respect for the lads that lost their lifes that day as should people respect the 96.

      Although the chant is good (obv without munich at the end), does anyone have the lyrics?
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      Re: Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants
      Reply #41: Sep 20, 2009 03:14:37 am
      Eugh...any more of this sh*te and Im cancelling my membership.
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      Re: Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants
      Reply #42: Sep 20, 2009 06:25:36 pm
      Eugh...any more of this sh*te and Im cancelling my membership.

      Get a f**king grip, last game of the season and plenty of ale, you always get a few dickheads.

      But if you want to cancel your membership, why not go spend that tenner on Lancaster City?
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      Re: Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants
      Reply #43: Sep 20, 2009 06:33:30 pm
      Eugh...any more of this sh*te and Im cancelling my membership.

      No one is saying it was right but it has been pointed out that it was a minority of drunken gobshites in a 1500 crowd who sang it.
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      Reply #44: Sep 20, 2009 09:59:49 pm
      But if you want to cancel your membership, why not go spend that tenner on Lancaster City?

      A tenner would get me a match and a scarf at City :D And I dont get why people are acting like this isnt really a big deal...it would be if the mancs had done the same thing.
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      Reply #45: Sep 21, 2009 03:03:32 pm
      A tenner would get me a match and a scarf at City :D And I dont get why people are acting like this isnt really a big deal...it would be if the mancs had done the same thing.

      Difference between us and them is though they sing their sh*te at all their games, when have you EVER, at least since Hillsborough, heard the Munich song be sung at Anfield. I'll tell you now never.

      So as I said a few dickheads get a few beers inside them at an end of season do, NOT a meeting and unfortunately let rip. It's that f**king simple.

      Also people are treating it as no big deal, because in life these things go on, humans are humans and all that sh*t.

      There would be a vast different reaction if it was inside a ground, apart from Old Trafford, because the mancs don't really care anymore, you only have to listen to them singing "Where's your famous Munich Song" and all the other songs they have made up for Michael Shields, Hillsborough and Heysel.

      This might also be the reason why some of us are acting like it's no big deal.
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      Reply #46: Sep 21, 2009 04:53:39 pm
      I can't believe people are still going on about it.  It was bad that it happened, but it was months ago.  Apologies were made and I'm sure lessons learned.  If the same thing happened at next year's do then that's a different matter.  But for now, move on.
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      Re: Spirit of Shankly do - Munich chants
      Reply #47: Sep 22, 2009 04:15:54 pm
      Does anyone think this tune will be sung at all this season? Obv minus the Munich part

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