OFFICIAL LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS CLUB New York

Name: Official Liverpool Supporters Club New York 
Nickname: LFCNY
Match day Meeting Point: We have many locations dependent on where you are. See below.

Manhattan:
11thStreet Bar, 510 East 11thStreet, NY, NY 10009 (Main location)
The Grafton,  126 1stAve, NY, NY 10009
The Mad River, 1442 3rdAve, NY, NY 

Brooklyn:
The Monro, 481 5thAve, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Queens:
The Shillelagh Tavern, 47-22 30thAve, Long Island City, NY, 11103

Bronx/Westchester:
Mickey Spillane’s, 431 White Plains Road, Eastchester, NY

Long Island:
The Prost Bar and Grill, 652 Franklin Ave, Garden City 

New Jersey:
The Cottage Bar, 178 Cedar Lane, Teaneck NJ 
The Nottingham Tavern, 9 Mercer Street, Hamilton Township, NJ

Contact: The Official Liverpool Supporters Club of New York is run by a volunteer committee of 10 dedicated Liverpool fans performing various roles up to and including: President, Treasurer, Secretary, Bar Liaison, Social media and Events Coordinator. The best way to contact us is through our President’s office: president@lfcny.org

Social:
Website: http://lfcny.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LFCNY/
Twitter: twitter.com/LFCNY
Instagram: instagram.com/LFC_NY 

What they’re about:
Our initial days of watching LFC in New York required early starts, reliable satellite systems and reliable bar owners (no tv coverage). Having found a bar that was 1) open as advertised and 2) could acquire the satellite signal, the matchday experience usually involved loud, boorish cockneys and ten-a-penny non-manc and  mancs.

It was against this backdrop that the need for LFC supporters to come together was realized and at the start of the 1995/6 season, Liverpool Football Club Supporters Club, New York (LFCNY) was born. At the first meeting, in Cleary’s on Third Avenue and 33rd Street, Dave Brenner, Paul Dackombe and Sean Woods were duly elected to run the club. Daragh Kennedy took on the role of club president, in our inaugural year.

It was important to establish ourselves in a bar that was not only welcoming of the revenue but supportive of our goals to provide access to the match and to other Liverpool supporters. We wandered in the desert for a few years until we reached the Promised Land – 11th St Bar. The formative years also saw the production of a literally hand produced fanzine “25th of May” (our homage to The Glory That Was Rome 1977, and in Sean’s opinion, LFC’s greatest moment; it was also a match attended by Dave, Paul and Sean long before they ever met in New York).

The other staple of club membership, or hook, was a free LFCNY t-shirt when you signed up. These shirts became sought after items around the globe. In Baltimore for the pre-season against Spurs this summer, we bumped into a lady from Connecticut wearing the iconic Brenner-Burge-Deakin white-on-red NY skyline design from over 10 years ago. The banner was another milestone in the club’s identity and it has been proudly displayed throughout North America and Europe.

The club has admirably moved with the times – online, social media, podcasts, merchandise, etc. Many, many dedicated reds have donated time, effort and money to keep it going. You are all sons and daughters of Shankly. We are continually moved by the ecstatic highs and tragic lows that are inextricably woven into the fabric of the great Liverpool Football Club; we have raised funds for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign and the Hillsborough to Anfield Run, participated in the overthrow of Hicks and Gillett as well as Steve Cohen and built strong relationships with Reclaim The Kop (John Mackin) and Spirit of Shankly (the late Paul Rice). We have also become very involved in the community and have led many food and coat drives, and raised money for a local soccer club, Downtown Soccer Club, which provides youngsters in New York’s poorer neighborhoods, an opportunity to play football at no expense to them or their families.

We urge everyone to ensure our tradition of support and activism continues

Memorable Moments:
Some of the most memorable moments have come when Legends have come to the 11thSt Bar and shared stories of yesteryear’s when all our troubles seemed so far away. 

Many have leant their support (and muscle) in helping deliver donated canned food to the local food pantry  

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
The amount of memories that have been created at the 11thStreet Bar are far too many to count. From Istanbul to Madrid, from FA Cup glory to the runs that were made in 13-14 and this past year 18-19. Each person who walks into one of our bars has their own personal experience that is shared by the most passionate fans in the greater New York area. The first time you go to the 11thStreet Bar and sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” in a packed bar brings an emotional response even from the most hardest of fans. For those 90 minutes or so, the outside world is forgotten, and you walk into a place where the only thing that matters is the color shirt your wear, the scarf on your neck and what songs you will be signing throughout the match. There is something unique about being a Liverpool supporter and each Liverpool supporter will give you their own reasons for being one. Why they are there is not important, what is important is being there, experiencing it and cheering for your club, our club because this means more. 

Written by LFC NY.

Interested in finding out more about LFCNY or want to attend a game with the OLSC? See below for their meeting spot address and give them a shout on social!

Social:
Website: http://lfcny.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LFCNY/
Twitter: twitter.com/LFCNY
Instagram: instagram.com/LFC_NY 

Anfield Shop 2018/19 Winner Tips

“It was my first season playing FPL fantasy (though I have years of experience in other fantasy sports). Aspects of my strategy changed over the course of the season but, for the most part, my general template was to focus my budget on the midfield and find value in cheaper assets in defense and forwards. I got a lot of helpful information from the r/FantasyPL subreddit to help guide my decisions. Ultimately, I went with my gut and came out lucky more often than not. I chose to own Sterling early in the season when he had around 10% ownership and captained him when he scored a 21-pointer. I wildcarded early and got Hazard in right before he went off in the early gameweeks. Owning Salah and Robertson for the majority of the season worked out well also. With all that said, I never expected to finish in the top 6k!”

For winning the 2018/19 Premier League Fantasy Football league, we sent Connor a Liverpool FC New Balance 2019/20 Men’s Home Jersey.

“The Anfield Shop league was my focus for the season to try and win and it was a great time trying to beat out the other players. Thank you guys for putting it on and for the awesome top as a prize!”

Tips Connor plays by:

– Make the cheapest bench possible that are nailed-on players (don’t want to leave points on the bench)
– Pick a cheap goalkeeper and set and forget, bench GK choose cheapest option (4.0)
– Never captain a defender. Generally, mids and forwards have highest ceiling
– Strategically play chips – plan ahead for GW blanks and double gameweeks
– Don’t go full template – try and look for differentials, or players that are not highly owned in a certain price point to try and gain rank
– Start your studs – never bench an expensive player, regardless of fixture
– Choose players in attacking roles such as attacking fullbacks/wingbacks and attacking mids (defensive mids and centerbacks aren’t as good of options)

We’re all looking forward to our second year of Fantasy Premier League. Here’s our code: mcc3t5 and let’s have some fun! We’re building a new place for it with a leaderboard on the site and bits on prizes.

Link: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues

Liverpool FC 2019/20 Premier League Fixtures

August
08/09: Norwich City (H)
08/17: Southampton (A) 
08/24: Arsenal (H)
08/31: Burnley (A) 

September
09/14: Newcastle United (H) 
09/21: Chelsea (A) 
09/28: Sheffield United (A) 

October
10/05: Leicester City (H) 
10/19: Manchester United (A) 
10/26: Tottenham Hotspur (H) 

November
11/02: Aston Villa (A)
11/09: Manchester City (H) 
11/23: Crystal Palace (A) 
11/30: Brighton and Hove Albion (H) 

December
12/04: Everton (H) 
12/07: AFC Bournemouth (A) 
12/14: Watford (H) 
12/21: West Ham United (A) 
12/26: Leicester City (A) 
12/28: Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 

January
01/01: Sheffield United (H) 
01/11: Tottenham Hotspur (A) 
01/18: Manchester United (H) 
01/21: Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)

February
02/01: Southampton (H) 
02/08: Norwich City (A) 
02/22: West Ham United (H) 
02/29: Watford (A) 

March
03/07: AFC Bournemouth (H)
03/14: Everton (A) 
03/21: Crystal Palace (H) 

April
04/04: Manchester City (A) 
04/11: Aston Villa (H) 
04/18: Brighton and Hove Albion (A)
04/25: Burnley (H) 

May
05/02: Arsenal (A) 
05/09: Chelsea (H) 
05/17: Newcastle United (A) 

Avery Dennison to supply 2019/20 Premier League names and numbers

What’s new for the upcoming 2019/20 season?  For starters – the Premier League patch is getting a bit of an upgrade with a slightly refreshed design and a change to printed vinyl which should help overall durability and wear.

Avery-Dennison took over as the official supplier for the Premier League patches for both on-pitch and fan wear and here at the shop we only stock the player-versions in our custom shop.

Here’s what they look like: 

 Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the new patch and what is now the old Premier League patch: 

Left: New 2019/20 Premier League patch
Right: Old 2018/19 Premier League patch

Here’s more on Avery Dennison and the new 19/20 Premier League patches:

https://rbis.averydennison.com/en/home/our-solutions/apparel-and-footwear-branding/premier-league-official-supplier-of-names-and-numbers.html

OFFICIAL LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS CLUB CHARLOTTE REDS

Name: OLSC Charlotte
Nickname: The Charlotte Reds, LFCCLT

Matchday Meeting Point: We have grown to 3 locations. Our primary location in “Uptown” Charlotte and 2 satellite locations – one north & one south, to accommodate the large number of Reds in the Charlotte Region:Valhalla Pub and Eatery, 317 S Church St, Charlotte NC 28202 (Primary Home)Crafty Beer Guys,114 S Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 2807812th Man by Hooligans, 12206 Copper Way Suite 124, Charlotte, NC 28277

Contact: Our Current Executive Committee is comprised of  Carlos Quevedo – President, Levi Anthes – Vice President (until June 30th), Mike Binetti – VP Elect/ Treasurer, Nick Zvanut – Secretary Major Club Roles

Social handles: 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lfcharlottereds 
Instagram: @LFCCLT
Twitter: @LFCCLT

What they’re about:
“Are you a Red in North Carolina?” That one question posed on Facebook by Liverpool FC began the journey that would become OLSC Charlotte “The Charlotte Reds”.  People kept mentioning some place called Hooligans in a place called “The French Quarter” as THE place in Charlotte to go watch a match, and the rest is history. 

As of this writing, we have over 150 paid members and many more still that join us every week to cheer on our Mighty Reds. 

Memorable Moments: 
The most memorable moments for us have to be the 2 times the club has visited Charlotte. The fact we got to have so many Reds from around the world here on our city on top of being able to cheer on our team – what could be better?! This last visit was especially memorable for many reasons. Many of us got to meet and take pictures with Sami Hyypiä when they announced the match, one of our members, Jim Pederson (“Sir Jim”) gave Jurgen Klopp one of our scarves (to which Klopp gave one of his EPIC profane responses!), and we got to take a picture with the team in the stands! Then the Boss Night was so rocking the entire Epicentre was literally shaking! People still talk about how Liverpool fans were when the team was here

Match day Breakfast: 
Valhalla has a Warrior’s Omelette that is the perfect option for someone on a keto diet, but their English Breakfast, Swedish Hash and Berserker Breakfast are the top 3 choices for the majority of the match day crowd.

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
Until the Barca Return Leg, it was Dortmund at Anfield & it was no contest. The truth is there were more people present for Dortmund than there were Barca…at first. By the time Trent fed Dvok our 4th goal to send us to Madrid, Valhalla was packed & the place went nuts!!! However, in both instances, you had the scenes of grown men overcome with joy, tear rolling down their face, and strangers who had never paid attention to soccer/football before staring in awe finally realizing why we loved this sport AND this club so much. (I’m pretty sure we also had a dramatic spike in alcohol sales for the home pub, but that’s just based on anecdotal observation).

Written by LFC Charlotte.

Interested in finding out more about LFC Charlotte or want to attend a game with the OLSC? See below for their meeting spot address and give them a shout on social!

Social handles: 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lfcharlottereds 
Instagram: @LFCCLT
Twitter: @LFCCLT

Jersey Presale FAQ

Q: When will my order ship?

A: All retailers aren’t allowed to ship product until the worldwide release date of May 9th.  All preorders will ship complete with any other products in the order on or around May 9th.

Q: Can I add patches?

A: Yes but with so much to play for this season and the supplier changing to a new company we are waiting to determine which patches will be used next season before adding them as an option.  Our in-house custom shop can always add name and numbers in addition to patches at a later date.  Our jerseys are the Premier League version of the jerseys and feature the Western Union (WU) patch on the left sleeve.  In the Champions League the jerseys will not feature the WU patch but it is unknown at this time if we will be able to stock the Champions League version of the jerseys.

Q: Tell me everything you know about lettering!

A: The same jerseys will be worn in in the Premier League and Champions League but the players name/number font choices will be different.  On the home jersey the lettering is white in both instances except for Becker’s keeper jersey which will have his name and number in gold.  As we do not know if we will have the CL-edition jersey it is also unknown at this time if we will have the gold lettering.  Keep an eye on social and our email list as if the gold lettering is available we will happily add it to your jersey even though with the WU-patch it will not technically be in full CL spec.

Q: Will you get more of the black/gold keepers jersey?

A: Yes!  We have more due in early September so if you want to reserve one just send us a tweet or email and we’ll write down your name and reach out when they are back in stock.


By The Numbers: Chelsea (H)

By The Numbers: Liverpool v Chelsea (H)

Who: Liverpool v Chelsea (H)
Where: Anfield Stadium
When: Sunday, 14 April, 11:30am ET
Where Can I Watch? NBCSports
NBCSN (TV/Cable/Satellite)
LFCTV Go (Radio/Audio/Stream)

Be Prepared By The Numbers:

 5: In their last five meetings, Liverpool has a record of 1-1-3 (W, L, D) against Chelsea, scoring 5 and conceding 5.

9: Virgil Van Dijk has started 9 games as Liverpool Captain. Liverpool have won all 9 of those games. Leader.

33: Liverpool have lost just one of their 33 Premier League games this season. Chelsea have lost 7.

37: Liverpool have not been beaten at Anfield in 37 Premier League home games. Fortress.

50: Mo Salah has scored 50 Premier League goals in 69 games for Liverpool. This makes Mo the quickest player to reach 50 goals in the clubs history.

35: Between them, Salah and Mané have scored 35 goals this season. No other Premier League partnership has more.

89: The two sides met earlier on in the season with the game ending 1-1. Daniel Sturridge rescued a point for Liverpool with his late 89th minute screamer!

Liverpool Form: WDWWW

Chelsea Form: WDLWW

Official Liverpool Supporters Club Pittsburgh

Name: LFC Pittsburgh
Match day Meeting Point: Fredo’s Bar and Eatery 734 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Contact: The two best contacts are the Chairman and Co-Chairman:
Chairman: Jody “Loaf” Fleming
Co-Chairman: Aaron Colwes
Social handles:
https://twitter.com/LFCPittsburgh
https://www.facebook.com/LFCPittsburgh
https://www.instagram.com/LFCPittsburgh/

What they’re about:
We were unofficially founded in 2012.  There were consistently 3 guys going to Piper’s Pub in Pittsburgh wearing LFC kits.  One day we all 3 approached each other and discussed how to get more organized.  Out of that impromptu meeting came the LFC Pittsburgh Facebook Page and Twitter.

As our numbers started to grow, we looked into the process of gaining OLSC status.  We were approved as an OLSC in 2014 and have grown exponentially since.  We outgrew Piper’s (which is a soccer pub for every fan, not a particular supporter’s bar) and wanted to guarantee the most numbers as possible, so we moved to our 2ndhome, Cain’s Saloon.

A few weeks ago we were approached about moving bars and were offered a deal that we couldn’t turn down.  As of March 3, 2019 Fredo’s Bar and Eatery is the Official Home of LFC Pittsburgh.

We currently have 200+ members, of which 50+ are Official LFC members also.  It is weird to think that this all started with 3 members meeting by chance.

Memorable Moments:
The best memory for our club has to be the UCL Final in 2018.  Even though we didn’t get our 6th, just having the pub packed with Reds and actually having to turn people away due to Fire Codes was an awesome experience.

Another awesome experience was sitting in The Big House and seeing Shaqiri score THAT goal against THAT team was great.  Even though it was a preseason match, seeing that stadium with that many LFC Supporters was something to take in.

Match day Breakfast:
Nothing beats a great Irish Boxty, washed down with an IPA.

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
The 2016 League Cup Final was an eye-opener for us as a club.  That was the first HUGE turnout that we had.  The pub was PACKED and when Coutinho equalized the place went crazy. We drank so much Carlsberg that day that we kicked all of the pub’s kegs and they had to go buy more.

Written by LFC Pittsburgh.

Interested in finding out more about LFC Pittsburgh or want to attend a game with the OLSC? See below for their meeting spot address and give them a shout on social!

https://twitter.com/LFCPittsburgh
https://www.facebook.com/LFCPittsburgh
https://www.instagram.com/LFCPittsburgh/