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ChriStory – book 2, …(09) oh, Nein …chapter 1 ..the Anti – ChriS

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ChriStory – book 2, …(09) oh, Nein …chapter 1 ..the Anti – ChriS

Subject: m4990327 EuRED Grass "Routes" ….special …Anti-C(h)risis Virus <smile>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 17:03:23 +0100

I wonder if SOS & ShareLFC (& i am a registered member of both) have really done enough to inform (or even educate ) the million + fans worldwide in the opportunity that perhaps more mature Supporters appreciate?
I Believe that its worth investing NOW in a fund to take either control or a stake together with a "JV" (joint venture) partner…
why now?
– because of the "crisis" OTHERS who are investors or may want to control OUR club, could be struggling with obtaining finance or even protecting their existing property/business investments
– by sharing the risk (at say 5000 GBP/euros per share) over up to 100,000 supporters/fans we can make a realistic stake without giving away control (again)
(long term loans could increase this investment or spread it for the less wealthy)
– we have the "holy trinity" and should really be courting RAFA & the LFC squad of millionaires to work closely with us (despite Parry, i really tuly & strongly feel that we really need to SHOW solidarity, or our legendary past will be lost in a commercial swamp.
IF we WAIT longer to activiate a takeover FUND, expecting more members to join, we may miss the "boat" – we need dynamic management & effectively a global persepctive bringing the essence of SOS & ShareLFC together, as I fear 2 x committees could (without meaning to insult anyone with good intentions) turn this potential derby-winning racehorse into a twin-camel.
i attended the recent mass meeting at Zeligs("Liverpool one" ) on feb 1st , and apart from a lad with an irish accent who beat me to it, who bravely stood up to ask for support for Rafa – the "spirit of shankly" in the form of Shanks "holy trinity" (Manager-Players-Supporters) was rare indeed, whilst the focus was understandably on showing the yanks they are not loved by LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS UNION members, I really felt that it would have been also appropriate solidarity with our (unjustly much maligned) Manager ; Rafa at a time when Fergie, opponent clubs, the media & even some of our "fans" have been publicly questioning his ability & character. I for one feel (& fear) that we may only realise how good Rafa is, after he has gone. The FIRST AGM of SOS has not been adequately "sold" other than locally, and it is my fear also that the true SPIRIT of shankly is already being lost before we even launch our strategy.
If you would rather debate this in the now common "hysteria" prevalent on RAWK threads these days thats up to you, -or send me a pm, whether you agree or not, as we need to work hard & fast (&clever) and stop the "blame culture" spreading amongst us.
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latest comments on the REDS (www.redandwhitekop.net) ;
90423..
C>our best "Liverpool way" game, whether under Shanks , BOb or Rafa was IMO, at its best when pressing teams in their own half, so that we win the ball in the danger areas…
when players make mistakes, it dont work, either getting caught ourselves or hit on the counter…I have already made the arguement that SOME games needed a "european style" but thats easier to train /prepare than to achieve in the excitement of a game, or when the unexpected happens..
the 2 x 4-4 games were games that we might have won , but didnt , dont see them as being "typical" at all, we are scoring more goals , which happily quietens some of the "fans" who moaned about Rafa s "boring" style or that we would struggle to score goals after Robbie was let go…
probably our games V MADrid (h) , Villa & Blackburn are games when we have been able to "mix & match" both the "pressing" and "counter" styles and that my friends is the SIGN OF A CHAMPION TEAM!


01 April

Madrid,MADE RED,when MAD REDS are MADE up(video)….almost famous on spanish tv…look out for the "Bruce Willis" looka like .. http://www.goltelevision.es/videos


13:45
27 March is there an Anti-C(h)ris-is …virus? <smile> chris what crisi?

Grass "Routes" special, Crisis what Anti-C(h)risis?…virus, Co-incidence, Paranoia or Con-spiracy?

ISNT it a Laugh?, …to hear about the financial crisis and complaints of 10-15 % of people being unemployed,………….BUT do U remember?…following the "energy crisis" of the 70’s … In the 80’s LIVERPOOL people , 60/70 percent of the work force had no job…the Tory government / b(w)ankers didnt care, Crisis what Crisis?…how can it be a Crisis, in Reality the problem is that so much "creative accountants" & b(w)ankers in the so-called "free-market" have distanced money from value..so much so that there is only a vague relation between shareholdings ,paper(money) and the real value of anything…
With automation,& communication technology the TRUTH is that everything should be more EFFECTIVE & efficient, more economic and Cheaper, theres no logical reason for INFLATION other than YOU, the people, have been FOOLED into allowing the banks & insurance companies large corporations & government (and their lying/corrupt puppets in the "legal system") that U invest into or pay tax to, to either waste Y-OUR money or INFLATE property prices beyond recognition in the last 30 years…YOU feed them and they SCREW you!…same as the "bail-outs" …it you have a small business U go bankrupt , if U have a big business you get "rescued" and you pay your Directors millions ….whilst the poor get poorer…(AIG, sponsors of the Mancs = manchester Untied…are a public DISGRACE, like the team that wears the shirts, a corporate lie, a fable of the media…end of rant! <smile>
"steal a dollar they put you in Jail……steal a million, they make you king"
Bob Dillon..

I formed a UNION in the year 2000 & recently there has been a demand for a re-formation of that for the reasons that most ordinary people are being DUMPED on, I also intend to back the "KO-OPerative UNlimited initiative with all my previous enterprise & strategic know-how because its OBVIOUS that the essence of equal rights and the reasons that UNions were formed in the last century has been lost on recent generations SPOILT by the capitalist "me first" generations that infects society with selfishness & greed, young kids are "sold" on a barbi-image from their early teens and money the motive and also fooled into slaving away to get "graduate" qualifications for jobs that wont ever exist again.

YET some "funny" things happen to me along the way, the interference with my phones began when I lived in an "Alsatian" farmhouse and began to co-ordinate the "human shields" project (sending bus-loads of people to protect schools & hospitals in Baghdad from "allied" bombing, pre-invasion apparently got me on the CIA anti-american list <smile>)…my phone lines got "tapped" in germoney and in the Alsace, my free radio progarmme obstructed, "colleagues" were"mobbed" …my computers & websites bombed, my electricity cut off, i was "detained" for every reason under the sun (cult-leader, fraud, mafia boss, subversive…U name it, I was accused of it) but i was never convicted and after 54 complaints & an EU petition it stopped, until recently when I started getting "active" again. The library in Antwerp, in Zwolle, In Liverpool, even in little Baarle Hertog/Nassau, the internet system of my contacts (Steve, Josee & so on)

and recently in MADrid, the Hostal, my mobile phone, and the bank ATM all got "hit" within 24 hrs of my use, Paranoia, well a mighty incredible co-incidence that all these systems went COMPLETELY down (often for the first time sinmce years) within 24 hrs of me using them!)
Is it because there is NO resistance amongst YOU, the people? to the bad things society is doing, the continual violation of personal freedom, the pollution, the greed?…that the media fools U to believe this BS about "crisis" , well its NO crisis, its their problems, how can there be a "crisis" when ALL markets fall, its just a different "levelling off" in the process of bringing U back to reality..a sort of "Global Karma" long overdue…the essence of the Cooperative "KO-OP UN-limited" should be applied throughout society, to make it fair, not to install a political or religious fundementalism or "rescue" capitalism, but as we have seen on the field recently when the REDS batter all before them, a GOOD team is like a GOOD society, working together WITH room for individual talent to blossom too..

for those of U who want to know of the best INVESTMENT there can BE , now…
go to : http://www.eured-san.net/EuRED_KO-OP.html

(a preview of a media release due by 1st May 2009)  the news of well – meaning orgs:-
 
the initiative started early in 2007 & was my connection of the "europe-based LIVERPOOL fans " to the winners of the HJC ("Hillsborough Justice campaign") held in LIVERPOOL every last weekend of the Premiere league season and to promote not only awareness but to make friends …my extension of this is to include all football fanatics & enthisiasts, fans or non fans across europe.. the "Not without me" weekend in August 2008 took it to the next stage, involving teams & friends from Benelux …local teams & fans and visitors from LIVERPOOL & Brussels..especially to include the POSITIVE example of LIVERPOOLs world-famous "kopites" (and extinguish "hooliganism" ….)

this year we extend this "footy fun & friendship" concept to include;
– more "local" teams
– ladies teams
– TWO teams from Liverpool, the Brussels team ("BUFC" of different international fans) and MAD-rid footy fans …PLus (i just got a message …a team from Barca might want to join us….)

I hope this initiative is taken on board by more people at "grass roots" to enjoy football & the party around it…
to make friends…across frontiers…to encourage young people to enjoy a HEALTHY sport "made for all" and bring families & friends together…friendship without frontiers…

lets ENJOY it!

YNWA/J4t96
ChriS


12:05 01 March

MAD-rid = MADE RED & ….start the TASKENT project
C>despite the disappointment of a hangover result yesterday at Boro, and a tired , injured & unlicky LFC missing many chances, and a 2nd "OG" in a HEAVY week, lets look on the RED side of life…

Mad-rid = Made RED!!!!!!

revised song:

"they dont about Rafa
they dont care about fans
LFC & the media
is in the wrong hands..

they dont care about Rafa
they dont SUpport or clap hands
Liverpool football club is infected
by a few wrong "fans"…"

Thursday morning (26th Feb) I was tired but happy as I arrived @ Eindhoven airport on the flight from Mad-rid…with Rafa’s REDS having punctured the "royal pride" in MAD-rid..the tie is not over yet, but YET ANOTHER fantastic away trip & a performance to match those of our "glory years" (1964-1990)…tbecaame a right "royal" return home for "our kid" TORRES &
RAFA Benítez…

Although a slightly injured Torres wasnt 100% and withough captain fantastic Gerrard , we showed sufficient quality to deserve a 0-1 victory …through "Benny" who scored in exactly the same time as we did against them in the 1981 European cup final…


Monday the 23rd feb, I took the frst train & first flight from Eindhoven to Mad-rid, and with a "metrobus" ticket (tip recommend buying a 10-viages ticket for metro & bus! only 8 euros) checked in at the hostel near "Anton Martin" …and off to the Berabeu to check on tickets.."sold out" at the 85000 seat stadium!…LFC only allocated 3-4000! …with 10,000 REDS on the way there!…a scandal, as I was offered tickets for 300 euros…with the police only yards away!

went back for a walk through the sunny centre and a "siesta" before mailing NeilT about a fan match on tuesday v the MAD-reds!…on the metro in 2 lads had some ill-informed ideas about selection…"get Alonso & SG back , so Lucas wont play"…
I said "did U see him play v city?" , D replied no but he’s not good enough for us.. (this young man was voted best player in Brazilian league?).. I replied…what do U expect, when every time he plays some fans are comparing him to..

Stevie ; probably the complete player in the World
Alonso ; probably the best passer of a ball in Europe
Mascherano ; the captain of Argntina..

would U replace him with someone expensive to sit on the bench for most of the season because only ONE of the above is a "fixture"..Lucas is a support/fringe player = Fourth choice..young and will get better if YOU dont destroy him..he is a player who can " do a job" much like Geoff Strong, Ian Ross, Sammi Lee or Stevie Nicol of past LFC teams….and CAN play …(eg @ PSV or Newcastle away from home!)

Monday night the above 2 lads unsurprisingly didnt show to a meeting, so I went to a nearby bar & I met some locals including a sister & brother and talked until 03hrs about everything else, "Soul food"…helped by 2 litres of "vino de la casa"..



Tuesday I did the "stadium tour" and despite a hangover meant keeping out of the sun…enjoyed it, during their "show off" asking why they werent playing the video of the last meeting between us (we won 1-0 in Paris in the European cup final 1981) had a photo made with Jerzey Dudek and some kind folk (a retired couple , Wendy &…) took a photo of me in the Madrid dugout with my "dollar" sunglasses on ; this club (co-financed by the state) is all about money…more sunshine, siesta, emailing then Dzhuna & her brother took me for a tour of the city, more REDS arriving in Plaza Mayor..but we went via SOL, matero , past the brass, to the Treskel pub in "tribunal" to meet other "MAD-REDS" but I missed neilT, but met Dzhuna s singer/songwriter mate "Anna" (irony) …nice girl , (get well soon!) talked about "alternatives" a bit and back to Silvios bar near posada hostel (tip; clean & economic) …again a quiet drink until I put Dzhuna in a taxi about 03hrs..

but, 2 idiots came into the bare saying Rafa must go IF we dont win the league…I told them "apart from Kenny, I dont see there is no other manager that I like, that could have brought us into a position of contention for the PL and EXPECT to get to the final stages of Europe EVERY season…we are the most feared, and some narrow vision in england doesnt appreciate where we are on the GLOBAL stage, we are feared by EVERY team we play …

wednesday was a bit grey, i checked out but left my bag at the hostel, and Met Marc S & his mrs, we had coffee , laughed at the tv guy whose scarf got acquired by a scouse lass, and who got booed by the crowd when he asked for it back…(so i gave her one that I got for only 5 euros…cheapscate!) enjoyed the sol, in the plaza mayor, met harry worth, and sang for the cameras, before going to "moores" for some irish bevvies…got seperated from the others…the rest , is a blur of RED, seas of fans, beer , putting up banners , Yossi scoring!, singing at the Treskel, celebrating after, being kissed by a fella in the pub, and kissing a girl when we scored..happy times, to be appreciated and not destroyed by small minds & poison media…

…when nasty rumours from the media overshadow YET another fantastic result by the REDS…(@ Barcelona, Juventus, Marseilles, Milan and now , Real MAD-rid = Made RED!)it STINKS….so, here 2 important announcements;


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From: eured@live.com Subject: Liverpool are the number one team in Europe,
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 16:16:51 +0100

OFFICIAL: REDS ARE EUROPE’S BEST
James Carroll 27 February 2009
Liverpool are the number one team in Europe, according to Uefa’s co-efficient ranking system.
Wednesday’s famous 1-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Bernabeu propelled the Reds to the top of the official Uefa table for the first time since 1985.

The complicated system ranks clubs on their performances in European competition over the past five years, with points being awarded for matches won and the standard of opposition.

Liverpool top the table with a score of 114.077 points, ahead of Premier League rivals Chelsea, who are in second with 110.077 points.

Arsenal (fifth) and Manchester United (seventh) are the other English teams who occupy a position in the top ten.

The Reds have also amassed the highest points total for the current season with a tally of 18.1775.

Bayern Munich are in second place, while La Liga clubs Barcelona and Atletico Madrid hold joint third position.

UEFA co-efficient rankings:

1 – Liverpool FC (114.077)
2 – Chelsea FC (110.077)
3 – Barcelona (109.403)
4 – AC Milan (109.306)
5 – Arsenal FC (101.077)
6 – Sevilla FC (100.403)
7 – Manchester Utd FC (99.077)
8 – Bayern Munich (93.664)
9 – Olympique Lyonnais (90.576)
10 – Inter Milan (87.306)


From: Spirit Of Shankly Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:47:21 +0100
To: pr1vate@chrismith.eu
Subject: Rick Parry leaving LFC


Dear Member

Spirit of Shankly welcomes the news of Rick Parry’s imminent departure from
Liverpool FC. Although Rick has worked to build bridges with fans over the
last year, the sad fact is his handling of the Athens ticket fiasco, the
sale of the family silver to the tragicomically inept Americans and his
part in the ongoing civil war at the club meant his position has been
untenable for some time.

His departure appears to mark the imminent demise of his ally George
Gillett. The consistent undermining of the position of manager by these two
has been an insult to the principle set out by Bill Shankly some 40 years
ago – that the club has a "Holy Trinity" of players, manager & fans, with
the role of directors being to sign the cheques.

Tom Hicks should be under no illusion that today’s announcement does
nothing to enhance his position in the eyes of our members. We will
continue to campaign for his and Gillett’s departure as they have proven
incontrovertibly that they are not fit custodians of Liverpool Football
Club.

Spirit Of Shankly
12:58 | Add a comment | Permalink | Blog it | UREDS
09 February
Manifesto of ChriS SMITH EuRED-Spirit of Shanks = European UNION Network of LIVERPOOL Supporters AGM 2009
Candidate
Pre-meningitis – enforced retirement= I have had 20years+ as freelance business manager on 3 continents networking/joint ventures & therefore have sufficient know-how of global affairs necessary to represent ALL members regardless of creed colour or birthplace.
* Shanks was my llife’s mentor / 40 years of being a REAL supporter, through good & bad – a history big games & small venues, finals or friendlies, Beatles and RED power
* grass roots supporter & promoter of Liverpool way all over europe, inc a J Peel type Radio programme in Freiburg & coaching kids the "Liverpool way"
* Belief in the goals of a socialist – entreneurial mix managment that respects & ENPOWERS each supporter and yet can deal with the "commercial mentality" of modern world, having been a founder member of 2 UNION S myself I understand the "mechanics". of such a society.
* Own creativity & initiatives – kids "LP way" and supporting HJC, sponsored events /t-shirts despie meague budget & TIME available to give to this ideal
The 3 mains passions I had as teenager ; Football, music & socialism were bound together so wonderfully in a team playong in my favourite colour RED = the "power & energy" that I felt when I got involved so deeply in the club managed by a "working class hero" called BILL SHANKLY encouraged me to spend much of my formative teenage tears in Liverpool, and certainly my energetic mother of celtic ancestry who was then regional secretary of the (real) Labour party pushed me when she heard of the great Shanklys ethics.
I grew up with the "REDS" and the ideals & methods of Shanks are the biggest influence in my life and I have used them in my daily life, management, sport , social & the coaching I now give to teenagers, all over Europe, LIVERPOOL supporters, Rafa & the team have remained my "family" and are the only constant in a life that has taken me all over the world, & ensures I "spread the gospel" and whilst I am now alone I have been sustained by the "REDs" throughout gooid times & bad and these are some of the motivations that I believe push me forward to be the best candidtate not only to SAVE OUR club from those who would lose the SPIRIT of SHANKLY buit to GIVE back what I have been lucky to have gained in the last 40 years or so. In the hope that kids like myself will enjoy the UNIQUE aspects of the "REDS" as i have, in generations to come…..



13:19 | 23 January
M49 90122EuREDSOS ChriS PLEASE SUPPORT my nomination for the LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS UNION
ChriS> I have been NOMINATED for the LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS UNION….AGM in LIVERPOOL on 21st FEBRUARY 09
MY MAIN AIM is to ENSURE that REDS supporters are EQUALLY represented WORLDWIDE – regardless of age, status, birthplace, creed or colour …
AND should the eventual JOINT VENTURE BUY OUT of LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB (together with "ShareLiverpoolFC" ) be succesful , to re-confirm & enhance the "Spirit of Shankly" in todays club and in the future for coming generations of REDS…to re-enforce the "holy trinity" established under "Shanks" = between Players, Supporters & Manager (to keep RAFA!) and ensure off-field management maintains the essence & dignity whilst realising commercial opportunities Worldwide that ENHANCE the "ethics" of the "LIVERPOOL WAY" at "grass roots" through to Champions League & Premiereship levels and in dealings with UEFA etc.
my application for a place on the LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS UNION "board" was based on the following "Manifesto"…
"
The 3 mains passions I had as teenager ; Football, music & socialism were bound together so wonderfully in a team playong in my fvourite colour RED = the "power & energy" that I felt when I got involved so deeply in the club managed by a "working class hero" called BILL SHANKLY encouraged me to spend much of my formative teenage tears in Liverpool, and certainly my energetic mother of celtic ancestry who was then regional secretary of the (real) Labour party pushed me when she heard of the great Shanklys ethics.
I grew up with the "REDS" and the ideals & methods of Shanks are the biggest influence in my life and I have used them in my daily life, management, sport , social & the coaching I now give to teenagers, all over Europe, LIVERPOOL supporters, Rafa & the team have remained my "family" and are the only constanr in a life that has taken me all over the world, & ensures I "spread the gospel" and whilst I am now alone I have been sustained by the "REDs" throughout gooid times & bad and these are some of the motivations that I believe push me forward to be the best candidtate not only to SAVE OUR club from those who would lose the SPIRIT of SHANKLY buit to GIVE back what I have been lucky to have gained in the last 40 years or so. In the hope that kids like myself will enjoy the UNIQUE aspects of the "REDS" as i have, in generations to come.
*prior to meningitis -(enforced retirement from business) = I have had 20 years+ as freelance business manager on 3 continents networking/joint ventures & therefore have sufficient know-how of global affairs necessary to represent ALL members regardless of creed colour or birthplace. (& 4 languages)
* Shanks was my llifes mentor / 40 years of being a REAL supporter, through good & bad – a history big games & small venues, finals or friendlies, Beatles and RED power
* grass roots supporter & promoter of Liverpool way all over europe, inc a J.Peel type Radio programme in Freiburg & coaching kids the "Liverpool way"
* Belief in the goals of a socialist – entreneurial mix managment that respects & ENPOWERS each supporter and yet can deal with the "commercial mentality" of modern world, having been a founder member of 2 UNION S myself I understand the "mechanics". of such a society.
* Own creativity & initiatives – kids "LP way" and supporting HJC, sponsored events /t-shirts despie meague budget & TIME available to give to this ideal
"
Anyone who wishes to assist in supporting the ABOVE aims & my election is invited to contact me via email ; eured@live.com or footz@chrismith.eu or chris@eured-san.net (you can still join the UNION ONLINE via the website ;http://www.spiritofshankly.com/)
p.s I am also looking for a student or young person to assist with existing & future "possibilities" (due to limited budget this activity will be as "volunteer" apart from some fringe benefits……<smile>)

07:24 31 December
LiBh/s7 GRoutes "special" …so this is "chrismith" & what have YOU done?…. "may the (RED force be with U (report) for EuRED "Grass ROUTES"
…..a ferry merry "chrismith" & a happy 08/09 solstice to U (teaMates , enemies & etc) .an honourable draw @ the emi-Rites …mAY the RED force be with U!….
………those who consider themselves Celts celebrate the "solstice" and now, (as I write 22/23 dec) is the changing of TIME, the days get longer again..as most celts dates have been stoled by the church…we have "xmas" or what I call "chrismith" <smile> …….I didnt go out saturday (apart from a swift Duvel @ "chapeau" merksplas) …after watching staR Wars…(doumentary) & the classic "Billy Elliot" on dvd …an early night …midnight (the celts new year starts on (Samain) 1st Nov, so by all rights I should have been drunk for the last 53 days…)
05hrs Sunday the 21st Dec, and my internal alarm woke me up…and soon I was on my way through the dark flemish forest where I am staying…(house sitting go to ; http://www.eured-san.net/p1sz.html ……or email eured@live.com for details) ……a feeling that this indeed was the darkest day of the year, combined with an expectancy , going back the the city where I started my career @ a 16 years old "work experience employee" at a wine & spirit shipping-import/export company, then based in eastcheap, near the monument (London EC3)…almost 40 years on…I parked & returned the Hertz rental @ Schipol around 07.15 …wrote post/xmas cards to Di (who had been very kind to me during (JD) "troubles" in Zwolle & to my beloved son LEON (now 12) to tell him how much I wish he was with me now…as The RED force (in the form of ONE went on the missionary work to London-Gatwick via Ezjet)..<smile>
but the evil forces were at work…I was planning to be @ the Drayton Arms (near the Ar*enal stadium) where RAFA’s RED army were to meet for our clash with opponents DESPERATE to get back in the title race at our expense, our own recent habit of drawing games pehaps gave them the chance, but our poor record since the ar*e moved from Highbury was also due to be broken…I went through to the departure area @ schipol…just before the scheduled boarding time of 09h and the "info" stopped – planned boarding was "delayed" , "until 09.55…" hmmmm…only 15 minutes ?…not worth stating?…unless thats the time we board (departure was due @ 09,40) …I got talking to a young man ("ed") who noticed my RED shirt & "born a RED" scarf…approached and told me he is a LFC fan! (although he couldnt remember the last time he had been to a game @ Anfield (see previous chapter)

and "UNCUT BITS" from "CULTure 08"  –

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