Fan Focus. Pumpkins for days.

Welcome back to another edition of Indy Reds Fan Focus. Up this week is Jordan. He is one of our Indy Reds who is what seems like every single match he is at Union Jack. You’ve probably seen him there or with the Slaughterhouse 19 folks during Indy Eleven matches also. In honor of Halloween this week he seemed like a good choice to be featured. Take it away…

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Name: Jordan Green

How did you pick Liverpool as your team?
I didn’t grow up with the sport, so I had to come into it on my own. It was when I was 16 during the 2006 World Cup that I really started watching it, and I was hooked. The USMNT was an obvious choice, but I knew I had to find a club in the EPL. During my research on the different clubs’ history and players, I came across Robbie Fowler, who had just returned to Liverpool after five years. His nickname of “God” was the first thing that stood out to me about him, so I started watching clips and reading about him. What really made me fall in love though is the “eating grass” incident during the Merseyside derby in 1999.
fowlerShort story for those of you that don’t know; Everton supporters had started a rumor about Fowler saying he was doing cocaine, so after he scored his second goal of the match, he ran over to the touch line and dropped down to “snort” the white line. That’s when I knew I was going to be a Liverpool supporter for life.

First LFC memory?
One of the first memories I have is from when I first decided to really follow Liverpool and watch as many matches as I could. I had stayed the night over at a friend’s parent’s house back in high school, and brought my laptop with me so I could wake up for the 7:30 AM match and stream it. I don’t remember exactly who we were playing, but it had been a close match and when we finally scored the winning goal in second half stoppage time, I couldn’t hold in my excitement. Woke up the whole house, and they thought I was crazy!

Favorite LFC memory?
February 6, 2011 in London. It was El Niño’s debut for Chelsea. I was at my Army training that Sunday for a yearly physical which was happening during the match, but I of course had my smartphone out the entire time watching it. It was scoreless for most of the match until Meireles slotted in a Stevie G cross in the 69th minute. I was in line to have my blood pressure taken when it happened, and when it got to me, the machines couldn’t register any sort of a pulse I was so excited. Even an hour after the match the machine couldn’t register a pulse. Yeah, I may have been a bit bitter that he left us.

Do you have any superstitions or traditions you do/have for each match?
The only one I really stick to for every single match is listening to You’ll Never Walk Alone. It has to be played.

Where were you during Istanbul?
Unfortunately, I hadn’t gotten into the sport at that time, so the only thing I really knew about Istanbul was that it wasn’t Constantinople. Although, I have watched the replay of that night several times, and you know I will be seeing One Night in Istanbul when it makes its way over here.

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Favorite Current Player and Why?
This is a tough question; our squad is extremely likable right now. It has to be Captain Fantastic, Steven Gerrard though. The things he can do with a football are just absolutely incredible, and he has given his all for this club. This man deserves the league title more than anyone else, and I’m confident we can give it to him before he’s done.

If you could meet or have dinner with any LFC player/manager ever who it would it be & why? Robbie Fowler. He seems like he would be a great guy to hang out with and just talk about whatever. I’d love to ask him how Houllier came up with the “Cameroonian grass eating celebration” defense for his “Snorting the end line” celebration I mentioned earlier.

Favorite LFC kit ever?
The 83-85 kit is one of my favorites, which is the one Warrior based their last kit on. It did make for an interesting ensemble when they played away to Watford wearing the red home top, yellow away socks, and black shorts from the away kit from the previous year.
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You are Owner of Liverpool for 1 day what do you do?
Put all of our money into getting Flanno back into the squad, I’ve been missing him. Seriously though, I would just enjoy being able to walk about wherever I wanted and interact with all the players. If there was something I would think about changing, chances are BR has already thought about it and knows what’s best.

Where do you go to get your LFC news/info?
I know Twitter seems to be the preferred method here, but I usually get all of my info on Facebook. Empire of the Kop, LFC News, Liverpool FC official page, Liverpool Echo, NBC Sports Soccer, The Sport Bible posts some pretty good videos, and of course LFC Indy!

LFC have just won the league, where are you going for a celebration dinner in Indy Area?Dinner? Probably whatever I drunkenly decide after celebrating all morning at UJs! If I even remember to eat, that is.

Newest Signing or Young Player you are looking forward to seeing this year play?
I’m still excited to see what Super Mario can bring to the table once Sturridge is fit and able to help him out. I’m really hoping they link up better than he is with Sterling. As far as our young players, Coutinho is someone I’ve always had my eye on, and I really think he will grow as a player this season. He needs to step up and make things happen.

Favorite LFC Goal?
Way too many, but one of my favorites that I have seen is a goal by John Aldridge against Arsenal in 88. The actual goal wasn’t anything too complicated, but the buildup and work that went into it was fantastic.

Have you ever seen LFC play in person?
Chicago this summer was the first time I had seen them. It was fantastic, even if it was Americanized a bit. The only real disappointing part was when the announcer came on in the middle of You’ll Never Walk Alone at the beginning and the crowd singing wasn’t loud enough to drown him out. I have already decided I will be going to Berlin if we make it to the CL finals.

What other sports do you follow or hobbies do you have?
Supporting five different football clubs takes up a lot of time, but I do enjoy supporting the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL and our Indiana Pacers in the NBA. I also try to play every week with some of the Indy Eleven supporters. Non-sports related, I have taken up filmmaking with a focus on Horror and I also brew my own beer! (Eavan, you might get your wish for a Red IPA)

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Best Local Indy Area Beer to have during an LFC match?
That’s the hardest question you’ve asked yet! Indianapolis has an amazing amount of delicious local beers to drink, and the Union Jack always has something good on tap! A few of my favorite local breweries though are Flat 12, Triton, and Black Acre. I’m always down to talk about some good beer, too!

What makes you most proud to support LFC?
For this team right now, the player mentality. We have an amazing group of guys out there that really want to win, and not just for themselves. I think we are really going to see that mentality put to good use this season.

Best thing about being an Indy Red?
Having an awesome group of people to watch the matches with! Before I met Nile, a lot of times I would be the only one at the Union Jack in Broadripple there to watch the matches, and I would sit at the bar by myself{Editors Note: This is true, there was some matches pre LFC Indy where it was just two maybe 3 of us sitting at the bar at 7:30/8am watching at UJ’s}. Slowly more people started coming to watch with us, and it is extremely satisfying to see how the group has grown in a year! A huge shout out has to go to Jay and Chelsey for all of the hard work they have done with the Union Jack and everything they have done for both LFC Indy and the Indy Eleven supporters group, Slaughterhouse-19, not to mention the amazing display they put on during the World Cup!

Thanks Jordan!

LFC News:
Well we didn’t get the result we thought we were going to get or what we wanted v Hull on Saturday 0-0 draw. Couldn’t convert any chances. On the plus side we are still sitting fine in the league table 2 points out of 4th 3 points out of 3rd so it could be worse. It was a beautiful day outside on Saturday and we had a really nice crowd show up at Union Jack. A lot of new faces(and some familiar ones too) so that is always good to see that the support and awareness is still growing and this thing we are doing here is working.
swansTuesday we have a Capital One Cup match v Swansea. The Aqua Bird Battle. The Rodgers/Allen v old club storyline. Match is at 4pm. It is on BeIn Sport. Will be interesting to see what squad we throw out there for it since we have 3 tough matches in 7 days after this before surprise surprise another  International break(Newcastle on Saturday, Real Madrid Tuesday then Chelsea Saturday)

As I’ve mentioned before as we move into November our Chairmen Nile won’t be able to do quite as much hands on with the Supporters Club with his Baby Boy coming mid month, so if any of our Indy Reds can or want to help out with the Twitter or Facebook posting(especially on matchday) or the blog let me know it would be a big help.

With Halloween this week it is acceptable to go Full Kit Wanker and dress up/cosplay as an LFC player.

YNWA

-Nile-

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