Monthly Archives: September 2019

OFFICIAL LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS CLUB BOSTON

Name: LFC Boston
Matchday Meeting Point: The Phoenix Landing, Cambridge, MA – Our additional viewing space is The Phoenix Landing at Sonia (around the corner from the Phoenix Landing)
Contact: info@lfcboston.com

Social handles
https://www.facebook.com/lfcboston
Twitter.com/lfcboston
Instagram.com/lfcboston 

What they’re about:
In the autumn of 2006, our founding members began collecting the email addresses of Liverpool FC supporters who were meeting at the Phoenix Landing in Cambridge, MA for Liverpool games. From that email list, grew LFC Boston.

On October 20, 2007 LFC Boston held its first Annual General Meeting and elected seven members to the Committee. Each person on the Committee was elected to a position and had specific responsibilities related to establishing LFC Boston as an Official Supporters Club.

In 2008, LFC Boston was granted official status by Liverpool Football Club’s Association of International Branches (AIB). LFC Boston wrote a constitution in line with the requirements of being granted official status and it was ratified by the founding Committee on July 30, 2009.

Memorable Moments: 
As most supporter’s club will tell you these days, the 2019 Champions League Final has got to the be the highlight of any supporter or any LFC Supporters Club. It was a lot of work on behalf of our committee and volunteers to arrange a great day at The Phoenix Landing for anyone who wanted to join us. We have a small place to watch, so managing RSVPs, VIPs, and the expectations of visitors was a tough task. But luckily, the lads in Madrid took care of all the excitement, and the result was nothing short of pure enjoyment. 

Prior to that match, some of us were actually at the LFC vs. Barcelona match in Liverpool. And that obviously can be described in short order: one of the most defining moments in recent LFC history. To say you were at Anfield for that glorious evening will be something told for generations. The constant pandemonium and joy throughout the evening will live forever in the minds of our LFC Boston supporters who were lucky enough to attend.

Match day Breakfast: 
What’s a breakfast at an Irish pub without a proper classic Cork Breakfast? But everyone has their own take on it, but as long as a smooth pint is accompanied, everyone seems to be happy. 

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
There are matches to reminisce, and parties to recall, but the highlight of our club every year is when we can all come together and support our local community. We have several fundraising opportunities throughout the year, and our members are always eager to pitch in for a worthy cause. From organizing soccer tournaments, to donations during the holidays, we are always most proud our ability to give back to the area we gather to as a LFC family.

Written by LFC Boston.

Anfield Shop James was lucky enough to spend some time with the group from OLSC Boston. Head over to our Instagram page and check out our highlight tab for more images and videos. Anfield Shop Instagram.

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

Socialhandles
https://www.facebook.com/lfcboston
Twitter.com/lfcboston
Instagram.com/lfcboston 

OFFICIAL LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS CLUB ATLANTA


Name: Official Liverpool Supporters Club Atlanta
Nickname: LFC Atlanta
Matchday Meeting Point: Fado Irish Pub, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
Contact: Stu Brennan & Michael Crump – Co Chairmen.  Email at OLSCAtlanta@gmail.com

Social Handles
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LFCAtlanta/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LFCAtlanta
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lfcatlanta/
Website: http://lfcatlanta.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvTXqggrC64TYkRotll24BQ

What they’re about:
LFC Atlanta was founded in 2008 and became an official group in 2013.  We started from a small group that used to meet regularly for LFC games when one day we said why don’t we start a supporter’s group?!  We are the southeast’s oldest and largest Premier League supporters’ group with well over 200 members each season.

Memorable Moments: 
When we started the group, we could only dream about hosting former Liverpool players. Since then we’ve been fortunate to have the following legends visit us for a game and usually a round of golf in Atlanta – Roy Evans, Ronnie Whelan, Phil Neal & Steve Nicol (at the same time), Bruce Grobbelaar and Alan Kennedy. 

We did a charity event with St. Baldrick’s when we hosted former manager Roy Evans.  People get sponsors and have their heads shaved for charity.  Roy was the guest barber that day – who can say they’ve had an ex LFC Manager shave their head?  We try to get one legend to visit each season.

Many of our members have gone on tour with LFC when they’ve visited the US and while they have never stopped by in Atlanta, we’ve always had a good representation travel to other parts of the US to see them.  We’ve also had members make their way to Anfield to see the mighty Reds and when they do, they share their pics with us so we can share with everyone else on our website here

We’ve been fortunate to be able to send donations to many charities across the years. Last year we raised over $1,000 during our Christmas raffle and donated that to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  We wanted to mirror the efforts of supporters in Liverpool back home by supporting such a great cause locally. We try and give back as much as possible each season.  Other charities we are involved in are LFC Foundation, Soccer in the streets (local), Jamie Carragher 23 Foundation and St. Baldrick’s (local mentioned above).

At the beginning of the 2018/2019 season, we moved our home pub to Fado Buckhead, which is Atlanta’s largest and most well-known football bar which suits us perfectly!  Our Champions League final watch party was at capacity of close to 1,000.  We were fortunate to have the short film we made that day be selected by LFC as the best in the world!  Many of our Atlanta supporters were featured and saw themselves in the global short film the club produced of supporters all over the world.  We have a replica (full size) Champions league trophy which we lifted together with Hendo and the team after the win in Madrid – amazing memories for everyone! 

Match day Breakfast: 
Depends on the day, Irish or American Breakfast or a bacon & egg butty.  If it’s going to be a long day or a recovery from a late night before, then the “Russell Belcher special” is the go-to!   Russell, like Fado Buckhead, is himself an Atlanta legend!  It’s an off menu a la carte item – bacon (Irish), egg, beans (Heinze UK) and chips (fries). Not the most glamorous but lays the perfect foundation for a big game!

Favorite Liverpool FC moment for the Club?
First has to be Istanbul in 2005.  It’s prior to LFC Atlanta, but memorable for obvious reasons! 

Two occurred with the same person scoring, Divock Origi!  The first was when he put in the header against Everton.  At the time, the Atlanta Everton group were at the same pub and they were absolutely crushed by it (they have moved to another pub this season J).  The second was the Origi goal that sealed our 6th “Big Ears”.  

Written by LFC Atlanta

Anfield Shop James wanted to squeeze this guy in here too. Taken at The Phoenix Landing, home of LFC Boston, on the Liverpool US tour this summer.

Interested in finding out more about LFC Atlanta 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: https://www.facebook.com/LFCAtlanta/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LFCAtlanta
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lfcatlanta/
Website: http://lfcatlanta.com/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvTXqggrC64TYkRotll24BQ

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