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Fan Focus. Don’t go Hibernating.

Welcome back Indy Reds. Another Edition of our Fan Focus today to help you get through the week. As the posts suggest, I know LFC are struggling this year, but do go into hibernation for the winter, still need your support each week at Union Jack for the matches during the winter time and helping to keep us growing!  Also some team and OLSC updates coming But first as always Fan Focus. Up this week is Ryan:

Name: Ryan Deal @realdealryan

How did you pick Liverpool as your team?
Though I played club and school soccer throughout my youth, I burned myself out and stayed away for several years. I first dipped a toe into the EPL waters in 2008, and the Reds stood out, especially emotional players like Stevie, Pepe, and Carra. I was drawn to these players because they reminded me of my favorite NFL players like Jim Kelly and Darryl Talley. I was hooked.

First LFC memory?
The first major memory for me was the 2010 victory against Chelsea in which Fernando Torres regained form (we thought) and punched in 2 goals. I had been hoping for him to regain a high level for so long, and coupled with club turmoil, being Hodged, and league position- it was an immense relief. Short-lived, but very important to me at the time.

Favorite LFC memory?
Tottenham 0 – 5 Liverpool, the celebration after Flanagan’s goal.
flanno goal

Do you have any superstitions or traditions you do/have for each match?
I’m not superstitious, but lately it’s been nice to get a 45-minute ride in before a match to ease the nerves.

Where were you during Istanbul?
pre-fandom; unsure

Favorite Current Player and Why?
Steven Gerrard. Our talisman. You can make arguments about which role suits him best, but you can’t leave him out of the side. And we saw last year that he remains LFC’s emotional glue. #WeGoAgain

If you could meet or have dinner with any LFC player/manager ever who it would it be & why?The King, Kenny Dalglish. He’s been to the peaks and depths with the club. Plus, I really enjoyed him telling Arsene Wenger to f*** off a few years back after an extra-time penalty equalizer.

Favorite LFC kit ever?
The Purple Warrior!

You are Owner of Liverpool for 1 day what do you do?
Book a friendly at Lucas Oil Stadium. Bronze statue of Ian Ayre.

Where do you go to get your LFC news/info?
@LFCIndy , @kopwatch

LFC have just won the league, where are you going for a celebration dinner in Indy Area?
I really dig the food at Twenty Tap. And Chatham Tap. Most taps.

Newest Signing or Young Player you are looking forward to seeing this year play?
It would be a dream to see Ibe take a step and impress during his loan spell at Derby County.

Favorite LFC Goal?
Young Phil C’s winner vs City in the heat of the title race last year was amazing.

Have you ever seen LFC play in person?
We went to Soldier Field for the friendly against Olympiakos.

What other sports do you follow or hobbies do you have?
Buffalo Bills since 1988 home opener….and all of the suffering since.

Best Local Indy Area Beer to have during an LFC match?
My favorite central Indiana beer is Bloomington Brewing Co’s Rooftop IPA.

What makes you most proud to support LFC?
Other supporters!

Best thing about being an Indy Red?
I hope we’re part of something that endures as this beautiful game continues to gain popularity in the US. And though I’ve only attended a handful of group events, we really seem to have an incredible local following.

Thanks Ryan!

Well Indy Reds we’ve had a rough few weeks watching our Redmen play. But as always we will try and find some positives. Still in the Capital One Cup and FA Cup and even though we were bounced out of the Champions League we did drop to the Europa League. So we have that going for us. Even though the loss to united was a rough one we attacked much much better we just couldn’t get anything past De Gea. Speaking of the match from Sunday. Huge thanks to everyone that came out to Union Jack. The place was packed. It was great to see some new faces there and always good to see the trusty regulars each week. Lets keep that support going.
Tomorrow(Wednesday) ULF Podcast will have their clips up from the match since they broadcasted live from there.

Ok some Team News:
LFC will take on Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup Wednesday 2:45pm kickoff.
Here is the press conference from BR Only injury update right now is Glen Johnson will be out for the holiday season clashes with a groin Injury. Sturridge still out. Sakho, Mario and everyone else should be good to go. Any Lineup predictions for the midweek clash?

Contrary to reports Rodgers says there was not a “Bust Up” or unrest in the team.

Sunday another huge EPL match with a primo kickoff time. LFC v Arsenal. 11am kickoff.
If you’ve never been out to UJ’s for a match these are the ones to make it to your first. Perfect start time. Food will be going, plenty of time to wake up. Another big big crowd expected at Union Jack. Lets make sure that it is full of Red before the blue of the Colts try to take over.

In OLSC news: We have a good draft of our By-Laws completed. It is one of the requirements when becoming and OLSC. So if we have anyone in the legal profession get with us so we can have you look it over to make sure everything is good(everything should be LFC sent the template over)
LFC emailed earlier this week they are still finalizing the new branding so no new scarves for a couple more weeks. The minute I get the ok the Wheels will start to turn fast for pre-orders and to get them in.
In other apparel developments. Union Jack is in the final stages of having t-shirts made that will incorporate both our logo and theirs. Once I have a picture of the final design I will post it. Pre-sale of them will be open to everyone(Trust me you will want to get the shirt on pre-sale will most likely be cheaper than getting it at pub after pre-sale ends) So you can get your Indy Reds fix before the scarfs happen. It will be a great chance to support both our local home pub and your supporters club.

If you didn’t get an email from us last week please make sure to get us your email address so we can add you to our list, will be very import for passing along big info.
Reminder if you ever have any ideas for articles or posts for the site please bring them to our attention or if you have wrote something or want to write something please let us know so we can add more content.

Thanks everyone.



Morning Update: Preseason MatchDay

Good morning Indy Reds! The preseason matches kick off today. First up Agger’s old club in Denmark; Brondby. LFC will trot out a pretty young squad for this one. Always exciting to watch some of the young promising lads play. Here is the 23 man squad for the match. Biggest Omissions are Can/Enrique & all of the folks from the World Cup.

The match is Live on TV on Comcast SportsNet. Or if you have LFCTV(which is a pretty sweet thing to have) it is on there also. Pregame is at 11am, Kickoff is at Noon. **UPDATE** Game is also being broadcast live on NBC Sports Extra online.

We are inching closer to the big Chicago match! Some updates on events happening. On Friday night there is going to be an event at LFC Chicago’s home pub AJ Hudson’s. It will feature former keeper Bruce Grobbelaar & is sponsored by Jamie Carraghers 23 foundation. Tickets are $10, info & tickets available here

Other events that are happening for Chicago are: There is going to be an event Saturday night that will have the legends Ian Rush & Robbie Fowler in attendance. This event will be 1st come 1st serve & it is sounding like it overlaps a training session that might be going on before hand down at Soldier Field so people might have to pick one or the other. More details to come soon.

Parking lots are scheduled to open up around 1 we are hearing. Guinness is going to have a “fun zone” going on with beers for sale etc. So should be able to tailgate around then. Match is at 5pm. LFC Chicago is going to have a few bar stops day of the game. Same thing more details to come. Chicago is going to be amazing, as we start getting closer here we will for sure have more details & we need to try and set up a meeting before hand so we can get a big group picture of everyone from LFC Indy at the game.

We had one of our Indy Reds do a preliminary mock up of a Scarf(here is the link, there is two pictures one for each side you can click on). It is a work in progress but it is a good starting off point & good to get suggestions on & make revisions too. If you have any ideas or can/want to do any other mockups go for it please & send them in.

Morning Transfer Facts & Rumors:

We signed Markovic officially yesterday. LFC have been pretty productive so far this transfer window, still going to be folks coming in and out.

Aspas was loaned to Sevilla.

LFC & Sevilla are like a Katy Perry song with the Moreno talks: They’re Hot then they’re cold They’re Yes and then No (I apologize already for that)

LFC apparently bid 8mil for Swansea LB Davies but Swans want 10mil and Spurs might jump on it.

For other Rumor news you can check out The Echo Where else do you go for LFC news?

This is Anfield always has some nice info & articles. Anfield Index has some nice articles & pods. RedMen TV requires a subscription but sometimes there is some free stuff they are usually entreating. Obviously LFC’s website is a go to place & Men In Blazers are a must listen to each week.

Had some good responses yesterday to people who want to contribute to the site. We should be in for some good features coming up.

Have a great day Indy Reds. Get that DVR set for the Match today Noon kickoff. We were blasted for the last month with Soccer Mania & it just keeps on rolling now with LFC season kicking into gear & also our hometown Indy Eleven starting their fall season. Huge congrats to them picking up their 1st win. Support in this city has been mind blowing.