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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2010, 09:11:17 am »
Northern Ireland? Would anyone be interested?

I'm in belfast fella so i would be up for it, have a good few mates who i could get on board as well
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2010, 09:43:18 am »
i'd also be interested in a london branch unless we can get an essex one going!
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2010, 09:59:56 am »
As their seems to be a lot of London reds on here, who are interested in joining the London SOS.
If you are interested in joining SOS london then you need to email Chris O'Dea - SOS@hixvil.co.uk.
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2010, 10:10:34 am »
Okay, I'd previously said to SOS luminaries that I'd be happy to help out down here,  I work in the City, and live in North Kent.

Graham put me in touch with a lad from Surrey who is setting up a branch down there, but I thought we must be able to drum up something more centrally.

At this stage, very embryonic, just trying to gauge interest levels, here and on RAOTL - I don't go on any other forums, so feel free to spread the word.

Next step will be a meeting, probably in a pub in Central London, suggestions welcome - not on a power trip or anything, but I'll get some relevant info from Graham on constitution etc.

Ditto

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2010, 10:33:38 am »

Any Irish members pm me so we can organise something



I'd be interested in doing this for Dublin


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Lads - probably don't have the personal time to set up in Dublin, but any help I can give you, let me know :)

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2010, 10:44:58 am »



Lads - probably don't have the personal time to set up in Dublin, but any help I can give you, let me know :)
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2010, 12:12:08 pm »
would def join a belfast one

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2010, 12:14:59 pm »
same here would join a belfast branch as well

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2010, 12:39:08 pm »
would def join a belfast one
same here would join a belfast branch as well

Right lads we could get this sorted, see if we can get numbers up for a belfast branch, if we don't have enough numbers and if possible join we could join with others thoughout NI and have a NI Branch, i have sent the guys an email to see if they have had any others from this neck of the woods wanting to set one up, when i hear back from them i will post again on this thread with hopefully so more info 
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #49 on: June 15, 2010, 01:00:47 pm »
we can open an eastern Europe branch of SoS too!
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #50 on: June 15, 2010, 02:11:26 pm »
As their seems to be a lot of London reds on here, who are interested in joining the London SOS.
If you are interested in joining SOS london then you need to email Chris O'Dea - SOS@hixvil.co.uk.
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Chris is setting something up in Surrey, not Central London - the point of my initial comment and RAOTL thread, was to see if there was critical mass for something in Central London as opposed to Sutton.

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2010, 04:21:11 pm »
Ditto

Happy to help set something up in central london

I've just been in touch with Chris from Surrey who's taken the initiative to set up a branch. Although Chris is from Surrey, the original thought was that the branch would cover South-London/East Surrey. However, I've just been in touch with Chris and he now suggests the branch to cover London for the time being due to fairly limited interest so far. If at a later stage the number of members exceeds 100 members (current maximum) then a geographical split could be possible. I agree with Chris on this - at this stage I think it is more important to get one branch up and running properly rather than having several 'competing' ones in and around London...
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2010, 05:10:29 pm »

I've got no problem with that - it's not a case of competing branches - I was swapping e-mails with Chris yesterday, and he seemed adamant it was going to be in Sutton.

In the absence of anything else, I would have given that a whirl, off the beaten track though it is, BUT, thought I'd try and see if Central London would work better.  I've had a lot of interest on RAOTL and can drum up a few bodies myself.

Roy saw my thread on the RATTLE and started this, simple as that.

Upshot, working in the City and living in Kent, they are easier locales for me than Sutton.

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2010, 06:03:16 pm »
Are there any members in the Warwick/Coventry/Leamington Spa/Stratford Upon AVon area who would be interested in joining a branch ? Just a bit of early research to see if there's any demand.

pm me !

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2010, 06:52:06 pm »
Swedes - get your rumpar in gear and pull yer fingrar ut.

Send an email to joackimlundberg@hotmail.com , state where in Sveeden you are and what your SoS membership number is. If you are in Sveeden (irrespective of what nationality you are!), and are not yet in SoS then join NOW and then do the above (better still, let Jocke know you've joined).

I've lived here long enough to know how damned passive you lot can be, so break the mould and get active. Get involved. Help rescue the club you love. Or I'm coming after yers individually ;D
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2010, 07:11:55 pm »
interested in the website branch - is this something other websites could copy?

is it internet specific or is it only a group of local lads that just happen to use the same website?

obviously the creation of 'virtual' branches i.e. branches which dont have to be at physical locations would be easier to 'organise' for some than trying to find 50 members who all live with an hour of each other - the practicalities of conference calls, virtual meeting rooms etc would need to be worked on but can't see anything in the regs to say you have to meet physically i.e. face to face.

one of the issues would be 'virtual' members at a distance out voting local lads and making them do a lot of the work - shop boycotts etc - so perhaps any virtual branch which ,may or may not have local members would need some sort of local liason officer assigned to ensure some type of balance.

anyway - any more detail on the web site branch?



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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2010, 07:32:34 pm »
interested in the website branch - is this something other websites could copy?

is it internet specific or is it only a group of local lads that just happen to use the same website?

obviously the creation of 'virtual' branches i.e. branches which dont have to be at physical locations would be easier to 'organise' for some than trying to find 50 members who all live with an hour of each other - the practicalities of conference calls, virtual meeting rooms etc would need to be worked on but can't see anything in the regs to say you have to meet physically i.e. face to face.

one of the issues would be 'virtual' members at a distance out voting local lads and making them do a lot of the work - shop boycotts etc - so perhaps any virtual branch which ,may or may not have local members would need some sort of local liason officer assigned to ensure some type of balance.

anyway - any more detail on the web site branch?






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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2010, 09:15:01 pm »

We arent all local, the idea came through one guy and pulled us all together. We got our 50 and rising from all over the world and appraoched with the idea. Simple process and hopefully one where we can speak with one voice as it were.

Lfcruleus are you from the newly formed Poor Scouser Tommy branch mate ?

i believe reservations where held originally on  Internet Branches with the logistics of branch meetings for the members possibly being an issue ... but it was decided that such trivialities 'if' in the constitution could be overcome

we've opened the doors to everyone now so theres no going back

on one of Vulmeas points

we are very much trying to get away from any local / out of town discriminations/perceptions

Liverpool FC has always been very much global  and we're now very much well on our way down that road too     

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2010, 09:38:39 pm »
I've just been in touch with Chris from Surrey who's taken the initiative to set up a branch. Although Chris is from Surrey, the original thought was that the branch would cover South-London/East Surrey. However, I've just been in touch with Chris and he now suggests the branch to cover London for the time being due to fairly limited interest so far. If at a later stage the number of members exceeds 100 members (current maximum) then a geographical split could be possible. I agree with Chris on this - at this stage I think it is more important to get one branch up and running properly rather than having several 'competing' ones in and around London...

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2010, 09:43:55 pm »
I'm in belfast fella so i would be up for it, have a good few mates who i could get on board as well

I'm in Derry. Could get a few on board too.

Will we see if we can get this sorted?
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #60 on: June 15, 2010, 09:46:49 pm »
Are there any members in the Warwick/Coventry/Leamington Spa/Stratford Upon AVon area who would be interested in joining a branch ? Just a bit of early research to see if there's any demand.

pm me !

how about anyone in the East Midlands mind you i can get to Coventry in a hour from here in Nottingham!
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #61 on: June 15, 2010, 10:08:31 pm »
Scotland anyone?

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« Reply #62 on: June 15, 2010, 10:19:27 pm »
i am in scotland and can help if need be  ;D
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2010, 10:34:24 pm »
I guess there are little chances for one in Germany?  :P

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #64 on: June 15, 2010, 10:38:17 pm »
I guess there are little chances for one in Germany?  :P
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #65 on: June 15, 2010, 10:49:00 pm »
I am a member of SOS living in Dublin and would definitely get involved in a branch if one is set up. My missus is from Derry so could help out if there is one set up there as Im in Derry quite a bit as well.

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #66 on: June 15, 2010, 10:49:04 pm »
Live in North Kent and member of SOS. Would be interested in joining a local branch if one is set up to cover Kent or London.

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #67 on: June 15, 2010, 10:49:35 pm »

Count me in for Rome. I emailed Tommy tonight, will do everything I can.

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #68 on: June 15, 2010, 11:14:09 pm »
Im very interested with regards to a Wales branch.
Email sent.

Good luck everyone.

Would probably be best to have 5 branches in Wales NE, NW, Mid, SE and SW. If there were people prepared to set them up
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #69 on: June 15, 2010, 11:14:46 pm »
Plenty of reds connected to BMG - try it.

Yh mate thats true but I can't, for some reason, contact the 'German Reds' the only fan group I could find on the net.
Maybe I'll be lucky when we play Mönchengladbach in the pre-season friendly.

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #70 on: June 15, 2010, 11:24:00 pm »
Yh mate thats true but I can't, for some reason, contact the 'German Reds' the only fan group I could find on the net.
Maybe I'll be lucky when we play Mönchengladbach in the pre-season friendly.
Heh - recruitment drive in Borussia then ;) Good call.....
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #71 on: June 15, 2010, 11:46:35 pm »
Yh mate thats true but I can't, for some reason, contact the 'German Reds' the only fan group I could find on the net.
Maybe I'll be lucky when we play Mönchengladbach in the pre-season friendly.

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #72 on: June 15, 2010, 11:49:15 pm »
This is good news. Spreading the word, and with the right people representing the SOS in different countries, can only help the fight and the cause.

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« Reply #73 on: June 16, 2010, 07:29:20 am »
This is good news. Spreading the word, and with the right people representing the SOS in different countries, can only help the fight and the cause.

this might be of assistance for our prospective Smoke Branches members and surrounding areas

the LFC supporters club down there, i believe is in the process of being contacted too


http://forum.raotl.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=160591&start=45
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #74 on: June 16, 2010, 11:11:29 am »
I'm in Derry. Could get a few on board too.

Will we see if we can get this sorted?

I emailed Graham and he got back to me, he said that there where a few from NI who had emailed him, i gave him the go ahead to send my email address to the others, got a pm from a guy from tyrone who said that they are thinkin of setting up a tyrone / fermanagh branch but would go with the idea of setting up a single branch for NI if numbers where not that great, if you wanna pm me with your email i'll send you on anything i get from the other guys and we can look at which way we could go about this, a NI branch could be better numbers wise instead of local branches from different towns/ counties, arranging somewhere to meet could be a problem, but we can cross that bridge when we come to it
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #75 on: June 16, 2010, 11:35:35 am »
Any thoughts on the number of branches and location? Last thing a voluntary organisation needs is a difficult to manage network of branches when we have a great tool in the world wide web.

I know this is the traditional union approach but the SOS can maintain its core values whilst using modern technology to the full.
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #76 on: June 16, 2010, 11:45:51 am »
Anyone from South West of England?

I live in Somerset.

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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #77 on: June 16, 2010, 12:13:49 pm »
Any thoughts on the number of branches and location? Last thing a voluntary organisation needs is a difficult to manage network of branches when we have a great tool in the world wide web.

I know this is the traditional union approach but the SOS can maintain its core values whilst using modern technology to the full.

We'll use modern technology (email, website, conferencing when necessary). The aim is empowerment so local peole set up and manage their branch.

The Union can support through materials, involvement and visits.
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #78 on: June 16, 2010, 12:27:03 pm »
Live in North Kent and member of SOS. Would be interested in joining a local branch if one is set up to cover Kent or London.

I'm the same as above... who do i speak to regarding this - finally feel like my hands could be untied and i can actually do something!!!
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Re: Spirit of Shankly Branches
« Reply #79 on: June 16, 2010, 02:26:59 pm »
We'll use modern technology (email, website, conferencing when necessary). The aim is empowerment so local peole set up and manage their branch.

The Union can support through materials, involvement and visits.

great, its especially important for us,(Balkans/sth eastern Europe)  situated 1000's of kilometers away from Anfield to have a local identity and to ensure supporters , potential fans, ex-pats, & visitors have a "home from home" where they get TRue info and not the media BS!
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