SLO Of The Month Series

The SLO of the Month series sees SD Europe speak to Supporter Liaison Officers from across the continent to share an insight into their experiences!
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Morten Talhaug of SK Brann

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“The SLO role is a really great opportunity to work closer with and get a better understanding of supporters – including their needs and points of view”

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Dominik Neumann Of SK Sturm Graz

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"The games in the Europa League group stage also clearly showed us how important it is to have an SLO. For our fans, international trips to away games are special experiences, so we as SLOs can clarify a lot of questions in advance..."

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Beverley Mayer of St. Johnstone FC

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“I think for clubs and supporters alike the main benefit is knowing they have that dedicated reliable conduit to oversee two-way communication"

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Nikita Zakharov of FC Baltika Kaliningrad

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“In my opinion, the main idea of introducing SLO into Russian football is to build a bridge in communication between fans and club management"

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Christopher Lindahl of IFK Göteborg

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"The trust, dialogue and positive behaviour has helped to increase our audience"

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Tsvetomir Boyadzhiev of SFC Etar Veliko Tarnovo

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“We have a very good core of fans that are positive in their mind and actions, so it’s a great help"

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Bartosz Kadłubowski of Jagiellonia Białystok

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"With a joint effort, we manage to solve the problems instead of unnecessarily escalating issues"

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Johan Reiler of Brøndby IF

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"I know the fans, how to speak to them and what they need to be given to follow the guidelines before the games. Without an SLO it would not be possible at all"

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SPECIAL: Maël Garde Provansal of Ligue de Football Professionnel

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"An SLO can only improve the relationship fans have with their club"

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Dave Messenger of Watford FC

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"It can only be a positive for all clubs to fully embrace the SLO role. It’s so important for supporters to have a conduit to the club and it’s a two-way street"

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JP Taylor of Celtic FC

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"SLOs within Scottish Football has given fans a better opportunity to engage with their Clubs and in many respects gain a better understanding of how their Club works"

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Tomas Čarnogurský of FC Slovan Liberec

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"I hope that with the help of SD Europe we can continue to enhance the role of SLOs in Czech clubs and get more recognition for our work.”

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Quentin Gilbert Of Standard de Liège

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"I think an SLO is the missing link between the fan base and the club. It’s important that everybody understands between the fans and the club that we all want the same thing in the end"

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Matijas Loeb of Valerenga IF

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"I want to make sure we have a good framework in place for our fans to be as loud and supportive as possible"

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Marc Francis of Eintracht Frankfurt

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"I believe that every professional club should appoint SLOs that meet the expected standards, criteria and believe in the concept"

Additional Guidance

SD Europe facilitates the implementation of the supporter liaison officer (SLO) role on behalf of UEFA and is available to provide additional support where needed. You can read more about our work here: Implementing the SLO. Get in touch here.