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The Final Walk.

This Saturday Steven George Gerrard will for the final time walk out of the tunnel at Anfield for a competitive match in Liverpool Red.
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Yes it is starting to sink in that the man who has been the face and heart of Liverpool for the last 17 years, this is it for him.
For many people Stevie G is one of the reason they became a Liverpool fan. For some like myself he is the reason I fell in love with this game we watch every week and invest so much time and emotion in.
It is hard to put into words what Steven Gerrard has done for Liverpool Football Club and the game of soccer.
My best response right now is: Thank You. I sincerely thank you Steven Gerrard. You have provided some amazing memories over the years that myself and millions of others will never forget. The goals, the passes, the celebrations. Thank You.
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So even though this season didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to, come out to Union Jack Pub this Saturday perfect kickoff time of 12:30pm and celebrate with all of the Indy Reds the last home match Stevie G will have at Anfield.
Since it will be a packed house at UJ’s we will be able to take a quick video and send it to NBC for their montage they are looking to do next week for his last EPL match.
If you are on our email list you know what we are talking about. If you don’t I will post the email we(and the other supporters clubs) received from one of the producers at NBCSN. If you can please make your own personal videos also to send in so they can get a lot of content to make a video to send off Stevie G from us American fans.

Hey there Indy Reds!! Below is a message that one of the producers of the NBCSN broadcast crew sent us. I posted this on the Facebook page and we had some responses and ideas.Apparently they didn’t get to many people that actually sent them anything so they aren’t going to do anything for this Saturday but they want us and everyone from the USA to get something too them so they can do it for Stevie G’s final match next Sunday.So read the email below, there is a link to send in content to them.We will try and do something on Saturday during the match to submit it and also since Indy Eleven is home Saturday even something outside there too. But on your own if you want to make a short video go for it. The more people that submit things the better so there is more content for the feature.

-YNWA-

Nile Smith

Chairman Official Liverpool Supporters Club of Indianapolis

Hi everyone,

With Steven Gerrard’s final match at Anfield set for Saturday May 16th NBC Sports will be putting together a fan based feature that we hope supporters groups and individuals alike will participate in.

This short-form feature will be part of our continuing ‘I Was There’ series, which is comprised of user-generated footage that fans shoot on cell phones/Go Pros/etc. For this particular feature we are looking for Liverpool fans to take short (15-20 sec) selfie-videos of themselves sharing their thoughts, memories and well-wishes on Gerrard and his legacy at Liverpool. We’re also interested in capturing a group chant on Gerrard (please contact me directly if your supporters groups is up for this).

If you’re interested in participating please send me the content by this Sunday night, 11p, ET. There are two ways to get the footage to me: 1) a QuickTime via email; or 2) by uploading to our FTP site (see attached). If you choose to participate please follow the following guidelines:

  • Name: include your name/group name in the email/uploaded file so we can properly identify you
  • Lights Up: shoot in good light – either outdoors or inside with the lights up (especially in bars)
  • Selfie Video: best taken by holding your own i-Phone at arm’s length (horizontally), looking into the lens and talking
  • Shoot Video in Landscape: please hold phone horizontally, not vertically
  • Avoid Profanity: if signing the Gerrard song please swap the word “shirt” for “shite”

Any questions or concerns please contact me directly. Please feel free to forward this email to other groups/Liverpool fans and thanks so much and look forward to hearing from you!

Best, Mike

I know a few folks have sent in some videos already, great job! If you’re an Indy Red and didn’t get that email then you aren’t in our listings so let us know your email address so we can get you added.

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Last bit of Stevie G news, he had is final home press conference this morning. Some great quotes in it.

In other news: Our roster is set for the Union Jack Pub Supporters Cup.
Kyle Higdon
James Box
Zach Shorter
David Higgins
Scott Stewart
Barry Ferguson
Gabe Smith
Allen Formyduval
Nile Smith
These guys will be representing LFC Indy and will be trying to bring the cup home to Indy Anfield with our name on it. Come out and support your Indy Reds and also the best soccer pub in Indy Union Jack Pub. 10am start time at the new Indy Eleven Futsal Court at Rhodius Park. It will be a fun time, plus there is going to be an after party at UJ’s for the 3pm Indy XI kickoff v Ottawa.
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Still looking for nominations for Chairman, Treasurer & Secretary for our Board. Currently we have had only one nomination and that is for Nile to be Chairman again. Really need those other two spots filled up. They are important to helping our Supporters Club grow more and for us to get more stuff done. Please if you are interested email us. As Treasurer really you just handle the Pay-Pal account and help with any transactions we will do throughout the year. Secretary is a little bigger of a responsibility as you will have access to all of our social media channels and will help post things and respond and help with the site. Chairman will also help with all of the responsibilities too. Just good to have multiple people on the board to make decisions and to help answer any and all questions and concerns and keep everyone updated.

Look forward to seeing everyone out at UJ’s this weekend then that evening at the Indy Eleven match.

-YNWA-
Nile Smith

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Remember When…

Remember when we used to update this all the time? Yes it has been awhile sorry Indy Reds.

Just wanted to give everyone an update on the happenings around the OLSC.
As most of you have seen on Twitter and Facebook in a couple of week 05/23 the Union Jack Cup will be happening. This 5v5 futsal tournament at Indy Eleven build futsal court at Rhodius park will pit every supporters club that calls Union Jack Pub home. One change is the tournament will start early at 10am. This is so after we can have a viewing party at Union Jack Pub for the Indy Eleven match at 3pm
It is $10 to play(you get a shirt and some free beers and get to play in the round robin tournament)

Sign ups end tomorrow so if you still want to play fill out the form here. For those that already signed up we will be contacting you soon to get your shirt size since we have to order them Monday.

If you can’t or don’t want to play still come out and support the Indy Reds and all of these supporters clubs at the new Indy Eleven court that call UJ’s home and are helping to make it the best soccer pub in all of Indy.  It will be a fun time of drinking and watching some sport plus a fun after party at UJ’s to watch Indy Eleven take on Ottawa.
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In other news we are only 3 games away from the end of the season. So that means we need to get this Annual General Meeting(AGM) going. It is something that is required by LFC for us to hold each year, going over our past year and then future goals for the upcoming year. It is also the time when you the supporters decide on how the supporters club is run and who runs it by nominating and electing our Board.
Starting this summer through the 2016 season we will have 3 board members. If you want to nominate yourself or one of your fellow Indy Reds who you think would be a good fit for any of the 3 board member positions please do so by emailing LFCIndy7@gmail.com by 05/13. Here are the 3 board member spots below with a little bit of an overview about each position.

Chairman: In charge of making final decisions for the Supporters Club. Helping to run all of the social media accounts and helping to guide the Supporters club in the right direction by listening and acting on Indy Reds requests and suggestions. Organizing events. Communicating to LFC requests/comments/concerns.

Treasurer: Will handle all of the money(cash, paypal) transactions pertaining to the club. Ex: Collecting money for scarves/apparel, event donations, ticket requests

Secretary/Social Media Coordinator: Will record any meeting notes for official meetings of the board and then also the AGM. Access to all of the OLSC Indy social media accounts(Facebook/Twitter/Website/Instagram etc) and email will help to post in the social media channels news and updates about LFC and the supporters club(Chairman will also contribute to the social media posts) responding to questions coming in through social media and through email.

Now that our supporters club is official and we are continuing to grow and become a bigger presence in the community(hopefully for the better) it will be up to our board and supporters to work together to continue to grow and share responsibilities.
With the new board we will be able to update the site more frequently with more posts and guest articles and keep everyone updated on twitter and facebook and hopefully a new instagram account along with getting more events set up with hopefully also more LFC Indy gear.

It has been great seeing everyone come out still for the matches at Union Jack with the up and down year we have been experiencing. I TRULY believe the Indy Reds are the best fans here in Indy.

To end the post we will leave you with some Stevie G Celebrations since we will only have 3 more chances to see him in Liverpool Red.

There never will be another like him #Gerrard #Legend #Liverpool

A video posted by @mostarlfc on May 6, 2015 at 5:07am PDT

-YNWA-

Red Tardis. European Nights are Back!

Hi there Indy Reds! Going to try out a new series to have here on the site: The Red Tardis
(Title could change, this is the best I could come up with, plus look at that picture below, it is pretty sweet)

This comes from one of our Indy Reds who has been featured on the Fan Focus: Bryan Smith. I’ll let him take it away and explain a little of what this series will be. I’m a big fan of it and I think you Indy Reds will love it too.

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A big thank you to Nile for allowing me to post on the LFC Indy blog. The idea is this – a regular look at the past and present of the club we all love, but with a twist. One can find thousands of clips of famous goals, iconic images, or articles about a club as rich in history as Liverpool, but I want to go deeper than that, and have a little fun celebrating what it’s like to be an Indy Red. So where to begin?

No idea for exploring this magnificent football club could begin anywhere but in Istanbul, Turkey. The Ataturk Stadium, Champions League Final, 2005. Thousands of pieces of media about this match exist, but this one is unique. A fan was shooting video from his seat in the Liverpool end for what must have been the entire match. He or she (I believe it to be a he – the guy turns the camera onto himself and screams after Xabi Alonzo’s famous equalizer) edits together all the good bits and puts YOU and I into his seat in the Liverpool end that night. So then… “Istanbul – A New Perspective”.

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The video is shot in about 200p (if there is such a thing) and is far from High Definition, but the passion shown by the supporters in the Liverpool end on this vid cannot be measured with words or numbers, you just have to climb into this guy’s seat for a few minutes and watch.

I’ll give him credit, our videographer includes a shot of the AC Milan tifo and a vid of their second goal, a simple right footed shot from inside the box by Hernan Crespo. The roar from the AC Milan end is quite something, but so was an unexpected , early 2-0 lead in a European Cup Final most pundits expected to be a low scoring affair. Then the unimaginable happens… the most remarkable 6 minutes of football ever played by a Liverpool side. Ask yourself this, would you have had your camera on, shooting video, down 3-0? Incredibly, our guy was rolling, and I love it. Up next is our first goal, a highly underrated, long distance, inch perfect header by Stevie G. The celebrations are of the “whew! We got one at least we can go home with that” variety and who can blame them. When Smicer’s shot found the corner two minutes later to make it 3-2, the travelling Kop explodes in delight drenching with the visual equivalent of “we can fucking do this!!!” The simultaneous joy and disbelief when Gerrard earns the penalty and Xabi Alonzo roofs the rebound of the missed PK just a couple of minutes later is memorable too, but I love the reaction to the second goal. Perhaps that is what supporting Liverpool is often about, not the destination or final result, but the way this team makes you feel during the journey, be it 45 minutes or an entire season. It’s an unbelievable scoreboard 3-3 in the 68th minute and a small piece of one of the greatest YNWA’s in history is heard. Jerzy Dudek then saves a Shevchenko penalty shootout effort to secure the cup for Liverpool, and everyone goes absolutely mental. No other video that I have ever seen captures so many moments of this match in this way, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do. I’ll be back someday soon with more, until then, Walk On…     Bryan @BryanSTL

 

Pretty awesome right?! Very cool to see what it was like on that magical night in the crowd with fellow Reds. If you enjoyed this post Bryan has a few more that we will be posting. Comment on what you think.

 

As you know LFC for the 1st time in 5 years is back in the Champions League and wow what a night it was!
kopmosiacBig Ears Mosaic on the KOP

Your Redmen couldn’t seem to find the net in the 1st half v scrappy little Ludogrets.
Then in the 2nd half Mario Magnifico finally put the Reds in front in the 82nd minute. He did an great job of fighting off two defenders in the box to punch it past the keeper.
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But this wouldn’t be a LFC match without some drama though right? Ludogrets would come back to score as the clock hit 90:00. Everyone I’m sure was shocked and not to pleased that we would be drawing v this tiny Bulgarian team that has only existed since 2001.
As we rolled into stoppage time new signing Javi Manquillo put some pressure on Ludogrets GK who missed played a ball back to him and ended up fouling Manquillo in the box for a Penalty in the dying seconds of the match. Up stepped who else: The One, The Only, Your Captain Fantastic, Stevie G.
…And you know what happens when #8 steps up to the penalty spot.
STEVIE IN GOAL
Stevie G comes up with another game winner/heroics. We truly are extremely lucky to be living during a time when we are able to see this guy play.
Well for sure a nerve wrecking night for our 1st European Night in a while. Looked like we missed Sturridge some. But hey it is a win and glad they came back in the dying seconds to get the W.
Nope no recap of the Villa match. It wasn’t pleasant to watch, played terrible didn’t get the win. Still early in the season so still gelling together and new faces still adopting the BR philosophy.

Thanks to all of the Indy Reds who came out to Union Jack over the weekend and yesterday for the Match. It was also good to see a lot of you at the Indy Eleven match.
Another late start this weekend for your Redmen 12:30pm again. Make sure to go hit up Indy Anfield Union Jack and get some tasty beer and tasty lunch before or after the Match while you are there.

YNWA

-Nile-