We will be watching Liverpool play West Ham United(H) in the 11th Street Bar on Saturday the 29th of August at 10.00 AM. Come watch with us!
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 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, a role he still maintains today.
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 United 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.
For 10 years, LFCNY have been based at the 11th Street Bar in the East Village, and this is still our home. From 2014 onwards, however, we are delighted to partner with The Grafton (1st Ave and 7th Street) We also have partner bars in Brooklyn (The Monro) and Queens (The Celli House). Additionally, we are very excited to announce that we also will be partnering with Prost Grill and Garten in Garden City, who are our first Long Island affiliated partner bar. We’ve also partnered with a bar in New Jersey – The Cottage Bar in Teaneck. See below for details
All of the bars will broadcast every Premier League game live and almost every cup game as well. If we can find it, we’ll show it
The 11th Street Bar on 11th street between Avenue A & B is the long standing home of the New York Liverpool Supporters Club. Although we have expanded LFCNY’s capacity with new bars, membership is still handled at the 11th Street (on match days).
The bars typically opens 60-90 minutes prior to each game. Anyone can come to the bar, but if you are under 21, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For big games, we would always recommend getting to the bar as early as possible to gain entry, especially in the 11th Street.
Believe it or not, the 11th Street Bar itself is becoming quite famous in Liverpool and is on the list of tourist attractions for visiting fans. On game days the fans tend to be exclusively Liverpool fans, though opposing fans are also very welcome. Many have even been known to get out alive! The fans are not shy about venting their opinions and the atmosphere is always friendly. The ages have ranged from 6 days (and dressed in a Liverpool shirt!) to somewhere north of 80 (we were too polite to ask) and we get an almost even split of men and women. Game days are well worth the visit, especially the big games with all the singing, chanting, and excitement associated with football, sorry… soccer, wafting out of the bar.
If you want to bring some memorabilia that’s cool, but unless it’s really spectacular, it may not go on the wall due to space limitations. However we do raffle off all memorabilia for charity and club funds about twice a year.
Parking around the 11th Street and The Grafton is attainable, particularly if you arrive early. The Avenues (A,B,C, 1st etc.) have Mini Meters that you can park at for up to an hour for 50 cents for every ten minutes. There is no charge for parking on Sunday’s. There is free parking on the numbered streets (10th, 11th, 12th etc.) but spaces usually are limited. If all else fails, there is a parking lot on 11th Street between Avenue A and B that usually charges about $20 to park for the duration of a game.
To get to the bars by subway, you can take the A,C,E,1,2,3,F,M,N,Q,R,4,5,6 to their respective 14th Street stations and transfer to the L subway going east towards Brooklyn. Get off at 1st avenue (at 14th Street), walk south to get to The Grafton and (of course) the 11th Street.
All of our partner bars are available to follow on Social Media if you’re looking for some more information:
LFCNY bars in the 5 Boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey
If you’re outside of Manhattan, and want to stay local (or the subway isn’t running) please check out our partner bars. We’d recommend calling ahead to make sure they’re open, especially for the early games:
The Monro (Park Slope – 5th Ave & 11th – 718-499-2005)
The Celli House (Maspeth, Queens- 6956 Grand Ave – 718-424-3178)
Prost Grill and Garten (Garden City- 652 Franklin, Ave – 516-427-5215)
The Cottage Bar (178 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ – 201-692-0016)
LFCNY membership runs from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016 and can be renewed now.
Membership costs $25 and includes a LFCNY t-shirt. You can join, and collect your t-shirt, at the 11th Street Bar. If you’d like to sign up online, you can do so by clicking here. Shipping of t-shirts is an additional charge, but the can be collected for free from either of the Upper 90 stores in NYC.
What will the return of Daniel Sturridge mean for the Liverpool lineup?
By Dave Turner (@DTurnerSports)
As of Thursday, Daniel Sturridge is back at Melwood, training with the club after recovering from a March 25th hip injury that saw him go under the knife. Sturridge’s injury woes are prevalent, but that’s for another day. Though he’s been oft injured throughout his tenure at Anfield, he’s healthy, at least for the time being.
The talented striker is soon to be back in the fold, and it will give Brendan Rodgers yet another option up front. But, that added choice also comes with a plethora of possible roster decisions for Rodgers.
With the emergence of summer signing Christian Benteke, the talented young Belgian has certainly established himself as the go-to striker for the club.
Sturridge will be worked in slowly, but he’ll eventually have to fit in somewhere under some shape. The 4-3-3 shape that Rodgers has used for much of the season after a failed look at a 4-1-4-1 seems to be working with some success.
Let’s take a look at some options for Sturridge upon his projected return to the lineup for the Reds on September 12, at Old Trafford.
Let Sturridge come in as a late sub for Benteke
This one is complicated.
Yes, it makes the most sense to ease No.15 back into the lineup as a late sub for Benteke to keep the same shape, but doing so has to be intelligently approached by Rodgers.
The club, with all of the new signings, has been working to find offensive cohesiveness. Coutinho has been the catalyst and Roberto Firmino is beginning to find his touch, as evident by his scintillating cross to Benteke that was a beautiful Petr Cech save away from being a goal.
The point is, offensively, this team has been building (and improving) with the new signings and old mainstays beginning to find some form together.
To put Sturridge into the lineup late would certainly change the look of the attack, but it will also, in a sense, hit the reset button. For players like Milner and Firmino, they’ll have to adapt to playing with a player in Sturridge who is talented, but has a different skill set than Benteke. No longer will a lob into the box result in the amount of wins in the air that Benteke creates. The drawback is, subbing out Benteke will not only change the dynamic, but also may not sit well with the Belgian as he looks to truly find his form with his new club.
In some ways, Sturridge’s skill set seems to mesh with the idea of Firmino and Coutihno’s excellent ability to put skilled touches on the ball. Sturridge has the ability to make runs and find himself open to shoot in the area.
It is likely that we will see Sturridge come on as a sub for Benteke, but Rodgers has to be careful about managing the psyche of Benteke and how it will change the ever-progressing chemistry of the club up front.
Implement a 4-4-2 formation for both Benteke and Sturridge to play together
The days of a 4-4-2 seem to be gone, or at least out of favor, for now. Considering the fact that Liverpool has been so good defensively, it might be asking a lot to at least START a match with a much more offensive-minded shape.
Realistically though, there’s a lot of potential in playing Sturridge alongside Benteke.
Time and time again, we’ve seen No.9 win a ball in the area and flick it on to… no one. Nothing against Benteke, but there’s been a lack of support for him in terms of longer balls played into the box.
Adding Sturridge to the mix would allow Benteke to have someone to play the ball on to. Unlike players like Coutinho and Firmino who operate better with the ball approaching the area, Sturridge can and will make runs into the box. That skill should bode well with Benteke’s ability to win a ball and play it on.
With defenders having to mark Benteke ferociously because of his aerial prowess, accounting for Sturridge following closely will add another headache for opposing defenders.
The idea of Benteke flicking on a ball to Sturridge making a run into the box is one that could result in quite a few goals for the duo.
The only question is how willing Rodgers will be to use two forwards early. Realistically, it may be more of a late-second half option with the team needing a goal to either equalize or take the lead.
Also, the question of who to take off comes into play. Does Brendan take off a deeper lying midfielder such as someone like Henderson, or sub off a player like Firmino to try and keep the defensive look more intact?
There’s a lot of merit to this option because it gives the team two unique looks at forward, both of whom do different things well. The only drawback is, it’s a new formation and it would most likely come at some defensive regression.
Patience, Mr. Rodgers
If the team shows well with a result featuring a few goals against West Ham, there’s no real need to push Sturridge into the lineup for any time at all against Man Utd, especially if the club performs well from the outset at Old Trafford.
The benefit of this is that it allows the team more time to train with Sturridge and begin to find some cohesiveness without having to implement the striker right away.
The last thing this club needs is a knee-jerk reaction to insert No.15 into the lineup and perhaps stymie the progress of the offense. When the time is right, both for Sturridge’s fitness and the team’s play, then explore the option of playing Sturridge in one way or another.
Just because he’s back, doesn’t mean he has to see time right away. With all the new signings and the team off to a spectacular defensive start, Rodgers has to pull the trigger with Sturridge at the right time to maximize both his, and the team’s potential.
Finding a way to use Daniel Sturridge effectively, while keeping him healthy, should c make this team much more dangerous offensively, if it’s done right, and with the continued development of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, this club could have the offensive creativity they so sorely lacked last season.
What do you think is the best way for Brendan Rodgers to implement Daniel Sturridge in the coming weeks? Tweet us, or tell us on the forum.
Scousers guide to NYC
Recommendations: And these are FREE:
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. From the Manhattan side, the closest subway stop is “Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall” on the lower east side, but all the stops on the other lines are a relatively close walk. When you are mid-span, stop, look around…. all those big buildings climbing into the sky. But remember, at the time the Bridge was built, its two massive stone towers were the tallest structures in NYC. We’ve come a long way since then, eh?
Ride the Staten Island Ferry. ALL the subway stops at the south end of Manhattan are very close to the terminal. You get on the Ferry, which takes you across New York harbor, past the Statue of Liberty, which will be on the right side of the boat as it goes past. When you arrive in Staten Island, get off the ferry, and “come around” back into the waiting area from which you can re-board the ferry for the trip back into Manhattan. As you are coming back, Brooklyn is you to your right. And the lower Manhattan skyline seems to explode straight out of the water. Well worth it.
Walk “The Mall” in Central Park to the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. Both locations are considered “mid-park” so subway stops are a bit of a distance. If you enter the Park from “Strawberry Fields”, you will be on the Park’s West Drive. Cross the drive, and walk east on the “72nd Street Transverse”. You will eventually get to the Terrace and Fountain. To the south, is The Mall, which you will likely recognize from the movies in which it has been included. And remember, the Park may seem like a natural oasis, but everything around you was purposefully put there. The Park was built, starting during the Civil War, the mid-1860′s.
Restaurant Recommendation: Sorry, NOT FREE.
1. Keen’s Steakhouse, located at 72 West 36th Street in Manhattan. Phone: (212) 947-3636 It’s been a NYC dining establishment since 1885!!!! The ceiling is lined with the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world!!! For what it’s worth, I’ve eaten there probably 20 times, and never been disappointed. It’s a bit expensive, but you’re in NYC, and this place is extraordinary. If you’re going, let me know, my wife and I might join you.
2. Zum Schneider, a traditional German beer hall, right in the East Village. Maybe if you need to stretch your legs during a visit to the 11th Street Bar, check out “Zoom”. It’s located at Avenue C and East 7th Street. Big liters of beer, sausage, pretzels, long tables, you get the idea. Worth a visit, but remember your cash, no credit cards accepted.
Alan Leamey (@alanleamey)
I’ve been lucky enough to travel to New York, 3 times. I first went when I was 21 with 2 friends. And most recently in 2013 when I married my now wife in Central Park.
My wife having lived in Anfield before moving a few miles to start our own home in Croxteth Park. We are both British and live in Liverpool but fell in love with New York through cinema and tv.
My great grandad’s used to sail on the White Star Line RMS Adriatic in the 30′s and tell my grandfather tales of New York. He unfortunately never got to go in his lifetime.
If I can recommend anything for a travelling Liverpool fan to do whilst in New York, it’s to travel on the Staten Island Ferry. A trip on the ferry from lower Manhattan to Staten Island has breathtaking views of the city, Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty.
When at Staten Island hop straight back on the ferry, grab a beer from the bar and stand at the front of the vessel. You will travel back over to Manhattan on near enough the same route my grandfathers took as they entered the city. And the best part about it is; it’s completely free to travel. America is of course the land of the free and home of the brave.
And as you approach the skyscrapers, the warm sun glistening on panes of glass and reflecting onto your face, be it 1930 or 2014 you will feel a world of opportunity present itself to you. Be that on the streets of New York, or ’round the fields of Anfield Road.
Sriram Satish (@sansri88)
Governor’s Island – A little island positioned just south of Manhattan, it’s a little sanctuary for those of us that live in the city, with large swaths of grass, trees and a great view. Open 7 days a week, the island is accessible by ferry from numerous points in Brooklyn (weekends only) and Manhattan, the easiest being the ferry terminal downtown at the Battery Maritime Building (10 South St, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry terminal – $2 for a roundtrip ticket). Once on the island, you can rent bikes or walk around to enjoy the scenery, enjoy the numerous food trucks that come on the weekends or enjoy some of the many special events that take place at the Governor’s Beach Club or other venues on the island. Well worth a visit for a few hours if you’re tired of the concrete jungle! More information, including ferry schedule and list of events can be found here: http://www.govisland.com/html/home/home.shtml
Nightlife – If you’re looking for clubs NYC has some of the best in the country. Some are grungy and underground, others are posh and fancy, while still others fall in between. Every weekend you’re sure to find some of the biggest DJs in the world spinning in the city so you won’t go wrong wherever you go. Cover charges and drinks are pricy, so make sure you either budget a fair amount for the night out, or have a nice pre-drinks event before going! My personal favorites include Cielo, which is a small venue in the Meatpacking district on the west side of Manhattan, as well Lavo, which is in midtown. If you’re looking for a British flair, check out Sankeys near Herald Square (yes, the same Sankeys from Manchester and Ibiza is now open here!) – hands down best sound system at any nightclub in NYC.
Smorgasburg – getting out of Manhattan, and away from Times Square, is one of the best parts of visiting NYC. At the weekend take the ferry to Brooklyn and check out Smorgasburg. Every kind of food you can imagine, great people watching, and phenomenal views of the Manhattan skyline.
Nitehawk cinema - want to take in a movie, while waiters bring you good food and strong liquor? Nitehawk shows a range of classic movies and new releases, as well as special screenings. Menus are tailored to the film, the cocktails are flawless, and the head chef is an LFC fan.
The Coffee Shop, 29 Union Square West – Open late. Bar/Restaurant. Good food, good prices – even the fish and chips are good! Coffee Shop-style food with a Brazilian twist. I love the pao de queijo (cheese bread) and plantains (salty or sweet).
Food Trucks: Kebabs on 11th Street and First Avenue, right across from the Mosque. One LFCNY member swears they are the best in the city. Empanadas on 14th Street between Third Avenue and Irving Place. Great meat patties, fresh and hot.
Porchetta & Butter Lane, East 7th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A: Roast pork sandwiches on ciabatta bread, a Roman speciality. The roasted potatoes are great too. And cupcakes (right across the street) – you mix and match the frosting and cake flavors. A lot of seasonal choices.
Artichoke Pizza, 14th Street between Second & First Avenue: Open late; also serves large size Budweiser. Specialty pizza is artichokes in a cream sauce but the regular marinara is good too.
Planet Rose, 219 Avenue A (between 13th & 14th): Conveniently located near the 11th Street and Percy’s bars. Open mike karaoke; only pay for the drinks. Dive bar atmosphere. 11th Streeters have been known to show up and sing Liverpool songs there….
Great pizza: 1) Gruppo Pizza, 186 Avenue B – and excellent salads. A bit expensive but authentic Italian-style pizza. 2) 11B, 174 Avenue B (at 11th St). Very good New York style pizza. You can order in from the 11th Street bar.
Denise Vasel (Hells’ Kitchen)
Italian Food: Da Tommaso 8th ave between 53rd and 54th. Classic Italian food that anyone from this area grew up with. The cheese ravioli special is homemade and always a winner. A trendier place with more of a wine bar feel is Bocca di Baco on 9th between 54th and 55th (they also have locations on 9th between 45th and 46th and one somewhere in Chelsea). It is louder and has a smaller menu, but one of the best wine selections I have seen. La Rivista on 46th between 8th and 9th (restaurant row) is also a solid choice with a prix-fixe, but i would recommend reservations if you are going between 6 and 8 as the pre theater crowd is there at that time.
Pizza: My go to place is a Fat Sal’s a hole in the wall on 50th and 10th. The slices are giant and extra cheesy. Don’t let the dingy interior fool you!
Local Bar: Bar 9 on 9th between 53rd and 54th is my go to local place. it’s super chill, and they have pool and 80s video games. The beer is decently priced, and the tacos are awesome (according to my buddy who grew up eating his mom’s mexican home cooking.) They also have tater tots, which are just magic.
Greek: The Greek Kitchen on 10th between 57 and 58th. Not as authentic as the places you will find in Astoria, but a nice little place that has a real family feel. The Greek Fries are extra yummy.
Food Truck: The Halal Guys usually on 52nd or 53rd and 6th ave. There can be a line halfway down the block if you go at mealtime, but it’s totally worth it. Some of the best street food in the city.
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LFC Supporters Club Tournament
The passage of “through the wind and the rain,” couldn’t have held more true the chilly, rainy day LFCNY played in the inaugural Official Liverpool Supporters Club tournament held at Anfield on May 28th, 2013. With official members from the likes of New York City, Washington DC, London, Manchester, and Bristol, these relative strangers banded together to wear the LFCNY shirt just to enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime. What they didn’t know was how far the the hard work, grit, desire, and friendship would take them. And in the end, was a moment that they all would never though would happen in a million lifetimes. The full squad for LFCNY was goalkeeper/manager Steve Lee, defenders Eddie Doku and Greg Dillon, midfielders Wes Young and Paul Hellings, and forwards Chris James and Mike Strupp-Levitsky with the captain, Ali Sharif, spearheading the team.
The first match in the group stage was against Fan Klub Liverpool FC Polska in Field One at the Anfield Road End. The match however, got off to a rough start as the Polish Reds capitalized on an error by Steve Lee to make it 1-0 on an open goal. As the match progressed, LFCNY were made to reap the rewards of growing confidence with a penalty converted by Wes Young to make it 1-1. Mike Strupp-Levitsky and Chris James were trying to find their shooting boots going close. But LFCNY were unlucky as they were caught out of possession on a rolling substitution for the Polish Reds to drive home the winner one minute from full-time to take the three points on a 2-1 win.
The next match in the group stage, LFCNY took on the Dubai Reds at Field Two also at the Anfield Road End. Learning from the previous mistakes, LFCNY started the match very strong with Mike Strupp-Levitsky putting on immense pressure on the Dubai defense and putting LFCNY up 1-0 with a clean strike. The midfield started to take shape with the marauding Wes Young taking control and cutting out the Dubai passing at will. LFCNY would have tact on two or three more goals if it weren’t for the quick reaction by the Dubai keeper who made some outstanding saves to deny the LFCNY strikeforce. But again, luck wasn’t on LFCNY’s side as a laps in defense due to a rolling substitution put the fortuitous Dubai forward clean on goal. With a quick strike, the forward leveled the score to the dismay of Steve Lee who put a foot to the shot, but was helpless to see the ball just creep into the far corner with the deflection at the stroke of full-time. Match ends 1-1.
The third match put LFCNY up against Liverpool Supporters Club Iceland. The trial and error of the past two matches learned, LFCNY switched to a 2-1-1 formation which paid dividends. Even with the obvious height difference with their Icelandic counterparts, LFCNY strung some acute passes through the towering defense to keep them on the back foot. Eddie Doku and Ali Sharif dealt with the late long balls with Steve Lee keeping out strikes from the flanks. LFCNY cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory with another strong strike by Mike Strupp-Levitsky and Chris James who opened his scoring account with to ensure the three points for New York.
LFCNY finished the group stage with the match against Flemish Reds from Belgium. Mike Strupp-Levitsky with the hot hand put LFCNY up 1-0 after three minutes and Chris James adding another near the fifth minute to make it 2-0. With New York pressing, it was too much for the Flemish Reds to handle as they conceded a penalty which Wes Young converted low to the keeper’s right. The Flemish Reds picked up a consolation goal quickly after as the Flemish defender threaded a ball down the left-hand side splitting the defense right to the striker who smashed the ball from close range. Final score 3-1.
LFCNY faced Wexford Branch Liverpool Supporters Club from Ireland. The penalties were eventful with captain Ali Sharif immolating the Fowler fist-pump jump and Paul Hellings doing his own rendition of the Kop slide after putting away their turns. Mike Strupp-Levitsky miss this chance by going for placement instead of power going wide right. Wes Young and Greg Dillon both clinically putting away their penalties to the keeper’s high right. Eddie Doku made the penalties close by putting his shot high above the bar. In the final rounds, goalkeeper Steve Lee converted his penalty to the keeper’s left and immediately saving the final Wexford penalty to stamp the win for LFCNY in the penalty session.
In the semi-finals, LFCNY faced the Liverpool Supporters Club Leicestershire Branch. The match had a tense affair until Mike Strupp-Levitsky cutting to his right before unleashing a strike putting the NY Reds up 1-0. Paul Hellings kept the defense honest by harrassing the Leicester keeper on his distribution. Wes Young pulled back deeper from his left hand position to put three at the back for LFCNY to progress with a solid 1-0 much to the dismay of the Leicester players.
The final was a rematch at the Kop End with the Polish Reds who progressed after dispatching the Finnish Reds in the other semi-finals. Attacking the Kop End, the match got off to a hot start with Mike Strupp-Levitsky putting New York up 2-0 with a pair of quick strikes from the right side to knock the Polish Reds off their feet. Chris James went close with two volleys to the right side of goal before he took a pass from Wes Young, turned the defender going to his right and sending a screamer high to the far corner making the score 3-0. Poland weren’t about to give up as they began working the flanks to get around the stiff LFCNY midfield and forcing the LFCNY defenders to go wide. The Polish Reds pegged one back with one of their midfielders threading a strike high through the crowded LFCNY defense to put it pass the reach of Steve Lee. The Poles, with a sense of urgency, took quick shots with Steve Lee making a reaction save to his right to keep out a volley from a Polish throw-in. The Polish Reds finally got their second with another quick shot high in the corner from closer range. With time running down, Greg Dillon was moved forward to lead the defensive duties with Paul Hellings on the right and Wes Young holding down the speedy Polish winger on the left hand side. Eddie Doku steadied the defense cutting out the Polish passes and bombing up front to add extra pressure to the Polish midfield forcing their strikers to turn defenders. Mike Strupp-Levitsky came on and almost put the match to bed with two strikes that skimmed the Polish far post. Shortly after, the referee blew his whistle and the LFCNY team poured on to the field to celebrate a result that they never even considered. Massive hugs and a few tears flew as the familiar voice of George Sephton on the Anfield tannoys announcing LFCNY winners of the OLSC Tournament.
With the dream of playing on the hallowed Anfield pitch completed, the fantasy of actually lifting a trophy on the pitch against international competition was unimaginable. Yet, there was the LFC staff calling the names of the happy few LFCNY members to the front of the honor guard and captain Ali Sharif lifting the trophy high in the name of New York City. As the players passed the trophy around in celebration with the friends and family of the team who traveled far and wide to support and witness the event, the moment epitomized the concept and purpose of Liverpool Football Club New York. That day, the team members weren’t businessmen, bankers, researchers, architects, and designers. That day, they were goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, forwards in the name of LFCNY. Even though, many members aren’t based in New York City, they still join and support the club for the community and friends and were rewarded with a moment to remember for a lifetime and stood as champions!
LFCNY as an official branch of Liverpool Football Club, is eligible to request tickets to home Premier League games each season. This process takes place twice a year. Historically this has taken place in June/July for games scheduled to be played between August and December and in October, for games scheduled for the second half of the season.
Ticket applications are now closed for the first half of the season. We will soon be accepting requests for tickets to games scheduled for the second half of the 2015/16 soon.
The process to request tickets is as follows (please read carefully):
1) You must be a signed up LFCNY member to request tickets. Membership ranges from $25 to $35 for the season, and includes a LFCNY t-shirt.
2) LFCNY members can request up to four tickets for each home premier league game scheduled between August and December, though keep in mind, if your application is successful, you will need an active LFC membership for all allocated tickets. All ticket requests must be made online through our website. Ticket prices range between $80 and $100 depending on the fixture. This includes all paypal fees and currency conversion charges and fluctuations;
Please only submit requests for games you plan on attending. Do not request tickets for two fixtures to increase your chances, if you only plan to go to one. You will be responsible for payment for all tickets allocated;
3) Once our ticket allocation is confirmed by LFC, we will communicate via club email to advise which fixtures we received tickets for, and which members were successful in obtaining tickets;
4) If your application is successful, payment must be made via paypal, directly from our website within 7 days of notification. Payment should be made via the link here. No cash, checks or other payment methods will be accepted. Ticket prices are based on whether the fixture is a Category A, B or C game.
5) Each person allocated tickets must be an active member of Liverpool Football Club’s membership program. So if you receive an allocation of four tickets, you must be able to provide four LFC member numbers (not LFCNY) with the corresponding names. For more information, please access LFC’s site. You must possess a current Official Adult, Membership Light, or Full Memberships to receive tickets through LFCNY. The International membership has no ticketing benefits. LFC membership runs from June 1 to May 31 and needs to be renewed annually. Please do not provide an expired membership number as it will not be accepted by LFC. When renewing or purchasing your LFC membership, please select our branch, New York, from the drop down menu on the Membership registration page. You will be given a membership number instantaneously;
6) In the event we receive more requests than the tickets we are allocated, a drawing will be held to allocate the tickets equitably;
7) Members who are to be allocated tickets will be emailed with details of their seat number and location by LFCNY approximately 2-4 weeks prior to the fixture. We have no say where the tickets will be located, but historically they have been in very good locations, including the Kop. The Membership Card of those Members who have been allocated tickets will be activated for entry at Anfield. There will be no paper ticket issued.
8) LFCNY members living in the NY/NJ/CT/PA area can apply for tickets. If you live outside this area, unfortunately LFC has mandated that though you can still be part of LFCNY, you will not be eligible to obtain tickets through us, and would have to submit a request with the supporters club you live closest to. Sorry!
For any questions, or further clarification, please email our club Treasurer, Chris Andrade
Nathan Smith, President
(please contact Nathan with any general queries about the club, our activities, or any of the areas below)
Chris Andrade, Treasurer
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Jake Calvert, Secretary
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Tim Mahoney, Bar liaison
Justin Wells, Social media
Gareth Watford, Communications/marketing
Gwen Wells, Event Coordinator
On April 15 1989, 24,000 Liverpool fans travelled to a football match. 96 never returned. Over 20 years after Britain’s worst sporting disaster, we want the world to see the faces of the fans whose hopes and dreams for the future ended that day.
Collectively they’ve become known as ‘The 96′ but to the families and friends they left behind, they were simply a dad, a son, a brother and a sister; a cousin, an auntie, an uncle and a granddad; a boyfriend, a husband, a soul mate and a best friend.
As the wife of one of the supporters who never came home so eloquently put it in a letter published on this website on the 20th anniversary of the disaster, “To the world my husband is one of the 96, but to me and his children, he was always our number one.”
To those who didn’t know them, the fans who died at Hillsborough that day may just be a number of names etched into the Hillsborough Memorial marble.
24,000 tickets, 23 turnstiles, two criminally overcrowded pens, 96 dead and 766 people injured – numbers alone don’t even begin to tell half the story of a disaster that has shaped Liverpool Football Club and the fans that will forever follow it.
Probably the most significant number in this whole sorry tragedy is the one that depicts the age of each victim on the slide show below.
That number, and the faces staring back at you – captured during happier times – tells you everything you need to know about why the events of April 15, 1989 and the fans who died that day will never ever be forgotten.
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Join LFCNY!LFCNY membership runs from June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016 and can be renewed now. Membership costs $25 and includes a LFCNY t-shirt. You can join, and collect your t-shirt, at the 11th Street Bar. If you'd like to sign up online, you can do so by clicking here. Shipping of t-shirts is an additional charge, but the can be collected for free from either of the Upper 90 stores in NYC.