Monthly Archives: January 2019

Official Liverpool Supporters Club Spotlight: LFC Edmonton

Official Liverpool Supports Club (OLSC) Spotlight: LFC Edmonton

Name: Official LFC Supporters Club Edmonton
Nickname: “Edmonton Reds”
Match day Meeting Point: Urban Tavern, Jasper Avenue, Edmonton Alberta, 11606 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0N2
Contact: We have a board of five who have developed the Club over the last 12 months (Craig Schofield, Danny Greenwood, Joanne Healey, Paul Bevan and myself James R Johnston), who are excited at what the future holds! Probably the best way to contact us is via our social media handles, all the group events are posted on the Facebook page and we have a healthy amount of debate and discussion on our page daily! We are working on a Club website which will really add more depth to our club as the years pass.
Facebook – LFCedmonton
Twitter: @edmontonreds
Instagram: @lfcedmonton

What they’re about:
The Club started a few years ago as a Facebook group for Liverpool supporters to connect and watch matches together. Originally founded by Danny as a way to connect fans in the city, it has certainly taken on a whole new life in the past 12 months. The numbers were steadily growing over the previous years. The run to the Champions League final last season really energized the fan base and that, coupled with an enthusiastic and concerted effort from all and sundry, helped to grow the group into the Club we know today. Over the summer of 2018 the board worked on the application to become official which was achieved in time for the kick-off of the current season.

We now have approx. 70 paid up members and another 300 or so who have joined our Facebook group. We are averaging between 60-100 per game on weekends and usually around half that during midweek games. We have certainly come a long way in a short space of time.

As a Club we routinely raise donations for local charities such as the Edmonton Food Bank and are partnered up with Boyle Street, a charity that provides services to the homeless here in Edmonton. We are still in our first year as an OLSC but we have made some great strides and aim to continue to work hard to grow our charitable contributions. We also have started to work with the Jamie Carragher charity back home called the 23 Foundation. We are going to be raffling off some items later in the season with a split of the proceeds going directly to that charity. The 23 foundation has some wonderful signed items for sale on their website and I highly recommend you check it out if you can, with the proceeds going to a great cause.

As for our game day location Urban Tavern is so much more than a place to watch matches together. They are really great partners for the Club and have helped us to grow and create a wonderful atmosphere on game days. They have been a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend you check them out if you are ever in our fair city. For instance, we have some great match day routines such as the hanging of our many flags and we recently started playing LFC music over the speaker system before, at half time and after the games to build a great Kop choir here in Edmonton!The social aspect of our Club is something we are growing as well, and we had a successful summer BBQ that we hope to make an annual event! Upcoming events include an LFC movie night and a quiz to be hosted by our very own quizmaster Danny! This Club has been a great way to bring folks together from many diverse backgrounds, folks who all share a clear passion and love for the Reds.
Memorable Moments:
There have been some great moments for the Club over the last 12 months or so. Becoming official in the summer, after a lot of work to comply with the application process, was a great moment and really legitimized all of our efforts. We are joining great company here in North America and it means a lot to our members to have an official connection with such a great institution as LFC.

Match day Breakfast:
The folks at Urban Tavern always have a great selection of items on offer for breakfast/ brunch during the games. I am partial to the Bacon, Eggs and Sausage but there is a great offering including items such as Eggs Benedict, the Chorizo Skillet or the Canadian delicacy Brunch Poutine! And for many of us including myself we partake in a few pints of “breakfast” Guinness! The Tavern also has a great Beer Wall where you can serve yourself and that has also proved very popular with our members! Bearing in mind that many of these games are 8am kick offs and folks have to clear snow to get here it makes a massive difference knowing the Urban Tavern will look after us!

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
From a purely footballing perspective there have been a few great moments this season already. For instance, the atmosphere after the Sturridge last minute equalizer against Chelsea, or the Firmino winner against PSG would be standouts in any other season. But the whole pub exploded when big Origi popped up at the death to score against Everton earlier this season! That was simply unreal, and more than a few pints were spilled that morning in the celebrations. The fact that some Everton fans had come to watch it with us made it all the sweeter and their goading was silenced instantly!

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

Urban Tavern 
Urban Tavern, Jasper Avenue, Edmonton Alberta, 11606 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0N2

Facebook – LFCedmonton
Twitter: @edmontonreds
Instagram: @lfcedmonton

By The Numbers: Crystal Palace (H)

Who:Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Where: Anfield Stadium
When:Saturday, 19thJanuary, 10:00am ET
Where Can I Watch?http://NBCSports.com,
NBC Sports Live
NBCSN (TV/Cable/Satellite)
LFCTV GO (Radio/Audio Stream)

Liverpool will look to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League table this weekend as they take on Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday.

Be prepared for the game by the numbers:

0: Jürgen Klopp has NEVER lost back-to-back Premier League games. EVER.

1: Mohamed Salah is joint 1stin the Premier League for goals scored (14) this season. He is also fourth in the Premier League for assists with 7.

4: Since losing to Tottenham in 2017, Liverpool have lost just 4 of the 51 Premier League games since.

7: In their last seven encounters with Crystal Palace, Liverpool hold a record of 7-1-0 (W,L,D). The last defeat for the Reds came back in 2017 at Anfield. A 2-1 defeat with two goals from ex-Liverpool player Christian Benteke.

9: In the 1989/90 season, Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace 9-0 with eight different scorers. This was back when King Kenny and his team where running riot and brushing teams aside.

10: Liverpool have conceded just 10 goals so far this season. This is the best record in all of Europe’s top leagues this season.

13: Liverpool have also had the most clean sheets (13) in all of Europe’s top leagues this season too. What else!!

50: The 1-0 win last weekend against Brighton & Hove Albion was Jürgen Klopp’s 50thclean sheet in the Premier League. Virgil Van Dijk has been present for 20 of them.

1938: The first meeting between the two sides took place in 1938 in an FA cup 3rdround tie. The game ended 0-0.

 

 

Official Liverpool Supporters Club Spotlight: LFC New Haven

Official Liverpool Supports Club (OLSC) Spotlight: LFC New Haven

Name: Official Liverpool Supporters Club New Haven
Matchday Meeting Point: We are currently at Christy’s Irish Pub, but our official pub is The Trinity Bar and Restaurant (157 Orange Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510)
Contact: Andrew Shetty (Member of the Board)
Twitter – @lfcnewhaven
Facebook – LFC New Haven
Instagram – @lfcnewhaven

What they’re about
“LFC supporters all around CT began meeting in New Haven at a pub Anna Liffey’s since the early 2000’s. We decided to organize and form a supporters group around 2012. We were able to gain some traction and were recognized by Liverpool FC as an OLSC in 2014. In 2014 we migrated to The Trinity Bar which became the official home of OLSC New Haven. After growing our presence/membership at Trinity for a few seasons they (The Trinity Bar) experienced a fire in September 2017 which forced them to close their doors to rebuild. While we continue to wait for Trinity to open, we’ve been watching matches at Christy’s Irish Pub. Halfway through this 18/19 season, we are at 70 paid members for our OLSC”.

Memorable Moments 
“Two of our member went to Rome for the CL semifinal away. One of them threw our LFC New Haven scarf at Dejan Lovren who held it up at full time in front of all the cameras.

When we played in the Champions League final in 17/18 against Real Madrid, we had filled Christys at capacity 30 minutes before kick-off and another bar that offered to take spill over hit capacity as well.

A group of nine OLSC New Haven members recently traveled to Anfield for the Manchester United match on 12/16/18 when the Reds won 3-1. It was an incredible atmosphere with the group all sitting together in The Kop. We went to the original supporters group before and after the match as well”.

Match day Breakfast
“At Trinity, the two most popular breakfast dishes are the Kitchen Sink and the chorizo and hash. Paired well with the best Guinness in town or a Bloody Mary made with Swamp Yankee mix by one of our founding members!”


Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club
“The most recent was the match against Arsenal where we watched at Christy’s which is an Arsenal pub. They scored the first goal in which we responded with five unanswered. We packed the place and all their supporters were silent”.

 

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

Christys Irish Bar
Address: 261 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06510

Twitter – @lfcnewhaven
Facebook – LFC New Haven
Instagram – @lfcnewhaven