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Thursday
Jul172014

LFC US Tour 2014 UPDATE!

 

For those of you planning on going down to the States over the next couple of weeks here are the latest updates that I have from Liverpool FC and the host branches. 
 
Any questions please email me at m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com

 

Liverpool vs Roma. Fenway Park. Boston.

 
Tuesday 22nd July: there will be a training session at Fenway Park between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. We have a very limited amount of tickets. Any Toronto Branch members wanting to attend please contact me at m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com
 
Tuesday 22nd July: there will be a fan event at the "Game On" sports bar. Located at Fenway Park, 82 Lansdowne St. There will be a Q&A with legends Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush. Music, Entertainment, Giveaways and more. 
 
No tickets required, first come first served. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the events will start at 8:00 PM. Access subject to capacity levels so please get there early if you plan to attend. 
 
Wednesday 23rd July: there will be a pre match fan area open 2 hours before the game. located on Yawkey Way at Fenway Park. there will be a pipe band playing, entertainment, stalls and much more. Start time 5:30 PM until kick off.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Those of you you had planned to go to the An Tua Nua again, please be advised that this bar has since closed.

 

Liverpool vs Olympiacos. Soldier Field. Chicago.

 
Friday 25th July: The Chicago branch will be hosting legend Bruce Grobbelaar along with the 23 Foundation. Tickets are $10.00 in advance online or $15.00 at the door. Ticket includes your 1st pint of Trumer Pils......not too shabby!! 
Location .....AJ Hudson's Pub, 3801 N Ashland Ave located at Grace & Ashland in the Lakeview district of Chicago.
 
Saturday 26th July: There will be a Fan Event at AJ Hudson's Pub. There will be a Q&A with Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush. Music, Entertainment Giveaways and more.
 
No tickets required, priority will be given to LFC Chicago members but all branches are welcome. 
 
Starts 8:00 PM, but please remember that access will be subject to capacity levels so once again please get there early. 

 

Liverpool vs Manchester City. Yankee Stadium. NYC.

 
Monday 28th July: There will be a training session at Princeton College. NJ. between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM. We have a limited amount of tickets. Any Toronto Branch members wanting to attend please contact me at m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com
 
Tuesday 29th July: there will be a fan event at the "Football Factory at Legends" Located at 6 West 33rd St. NYC. There will be a Q&A with Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush. Music, Entertainment, Giveaways and more. No tickets required, priority will be given to LFCNY members but all branches are welcome. Starts 7:30 PM but please remember to get there early as access will be subject to venue capacity levels.

 

Liverpool vs AC Milan. Bank of America Stadium. Charlotte, NC.

 
Friday 1st August: There will be a training session at the Bank of America Stadium. Between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. We have a limited amount of tickets. Any Toronto Branch members wanting to attend please contact me at m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com
 
There will be a fan event at the "Rooftop of the EpiCentre" There will be a Q&A with Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush. Music, Entertainment, Giveaways and more. Starts at 7:00 PM, no ticket required but remember to get there early as access will be limited to venue capacity levels.
  
YNWA

 

The Toronto Branch Executive.
  
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Official Liverpool FC Supporters Club - Toronto Branch
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Monday
Jun232014

2014/15 Ticket News!

IMPORTANT TICKETS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE 1ST HALF OF THE 2014/15 SEASON. 
 
We just received word today from Liverpool Football Club regarding ticket sales for the first half of this coming season.

Requests must be in by this Sunday, June 29th no later than 5:00 PM ET.
Please note that no requests can be accepted after this cut off.
Anyone requesting tickets must be a current member of the Toronto branch and also a Liverpool Football Club Members Card holder. See http://www.lfctoronto.com/join/
 
We are allowed to apply for three matches only in this section of the season, so as usual we will apply for the three matches most requested by our members.
Class “A” games are restricted; we can only apply for two for the whole season, so please remember that you have a better chance of being successful if you request a class “B” or “C” game.
Wherever possible, please add a second and third choice.

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL! SEND ALL REQUESTS TO m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 29TH!

 

DATE   MATCH   KICK OFF   CATEGORY
Sat 16th Aug   Southampton   15:00 BST   B
Sat 13th Sep   Aston Villa   15:00 BST   B
Sat 27th Sep   Everton   15:00 BST   A
Sat 4th Oct   West Brom   15:00 BST   B
Sat 25th Oct   Hull City   15:00 BST   C
Sat 8th Nov   Chelsea   15:00 BST   A
Sat 29th Nov   Stoke City   15:00 BST   C
Sat 6th Dec   Sunderland   15:00 BST   B
Sat 20th Dec   Arsenal   15:00 BST   A
Sun 28th Dec   Swansea City   15:00 BST   C
NOTE: Dates and Times are subject to change due to scheduling conflicts and TV broadcasting requirements.
 
YNWA
The Toronto Branch Executive.
Saturday
Mar082014

LFC US Tour - NY Tickets

Liverpool vs Man City, July 30th, Yankee Stadium

 
 
Hi everyone, unfortunately our plans to book tickets for the Yankee Stadium game along with the New York supporters have fallen though.
 
We now will have to book separately via the Supporters Clubs pre sale this Tuesday March 11th.
 
Please anyone wanting to book tickets please contact me no later than Monday March 10th at 12 noon.
 
I'm not sure of the exact ticket price, It will be in the region of $111.00 + a $15.00 shipping charge. (US $)
 
Please email me at m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com, Payment will be due immediately when tickets are booked.
 
Also please note, can those of you who have already requested tickets for this game please email me again before Monday to eliminate any chances of requests being missed.
 
YNWA
 
The Toronto Branch Executive.
 


Thursday
Feb202014

LFC US Tour 2014 Ticket Pre-Sale

  
LFC US Tour 2014 Tickets
 
We received word today regarding the ticketing arrangements for the 2013/14 season. We just received details from Liverpool FC this afternoon regarding the summer tour.

I realise this is very short notice but this is out of the hands of Liverpool FC and down to the tour organizers.

Presale tickets have just been announced for the following matches.....

July 27th, Liverpool FC v Olympiacos. Soldiers Field, Chicago.

July 30th, Liverpool FC v Manchester City. Yankee Stadium, New York City.

August 2nd, Liverpool FC v AC Milan. Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte.

Tickets for the Chicago and Charlotte matches are available now until this Saturday February 22nd on a pre-sale basis.

Chicago:  http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/04004C4B97654039
Charlotte: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004C4EDFDF71D9
Use the promotional code CORNER when booking.

If you are an LFC Toronto Supporters Club member, please send us an email asking for the promotional code to get access to the pre-sale. 

PLEASE NOTE THE PRE SALE TICKETS FOR THE NEW YORK MATCH WILL NOT GO ON SALE UNTIL MARCH.
  
ALSO PLEASE NOTE:  
Your Toronto branch have been in talks with the New York, Chicago and Charlotte branches and they are in the process of trying to reserve a block of tickets in the same way that we did for our 2012 summer tour match at the Rogers Centre.

Basically you have your choice, you can either book via the ticket master links or if you want to hold off and see what becomes available via the host City branches you can let me know ASAP by emailing me at m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com

Let me know the names of each person requesting a ticket.

YNWA

The Toronto Branch Executive.

 

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Official Liverpool FC Supporters Club - Toronto Branch
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Thursday
Nov072013

2013 Crimbo Party - December 15!

Please join us on Sunday December 15th, after our game against Spurs, for our annual Crimbo party.
We are trying something a little different this year with an afternoon get together.
 
Tickets will be going on sale this weekend at the A.G.M. Prices are $5.00 for members and $10.00 for guests and includes a hot buffet, a free domestic pint or glass of wine for paid up members and entertainment by our very own Benny.
 
You'll have a chance to win some great prizes, including framed autographed copies of Jamie Carragher's classic "Miracle of Istanbul" photograph, which is a limited edition that is well on the way to being sold out by Jamie's 23 Foundation charity.

 

Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis so please get yours soon, we expect them to go fast so please don't miss out.

 

Monday
Oct142013

2013 Annual General Meeting

Please be advised the Toronto Branch A.G.M. for 2013 will be held at Scallywags on Saturday November 9th directly after our game against Fulham.
Please make every effort to attend as there will be important issues to discuss and of course member input is always very important too.
Thursday
Oct102013

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT RE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON ANFIELD TICKETS. 

All members please be advised, anyone wishing to request tickets for second half of the season home Premier League matches must have their requests in to me by 6:00 pm this Sunday October 13th, and requests after this date can not be submitted.  We can apply for three games only so our selection will be based on the three most requested matches.
Anyone requesting tickets must be a paid up member of the Toronto branch and also be a Liverpool FC members card holder.
Please note, we can only apply for one Category "A" match so you will stand a much greater chance of success if you choose one of the Category "B" matches.

Please email your requests to me at m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com

And please remember all requests must be received by me no later than 6:00pm this Sunday October 13th.

 
DATE MATCH KICK OFF CATEGORY
Sat 18th Jan Aston Villa 15:00 BST B
Tue 28th Jan Everton 19:45 BST A
Sat 8th Feb Arsenal 15:00 BST A
Sat 22nd Feb Swansea City 15:00 BST B
Sat 8th Mar Sunderland 15:00 BST B
Sat 29th Mar Tottenham 15:00 BST A
Sat 12th Apr Man City 15:00 BST A
Sat 26th Apr Chelsea 15:00 BST A
Sun 11th May Newcastle 15:00 BST A
  
YNWA
The Toronto Branch Executive.
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Official Liverpool FC Supporters Club - Toronto Branch
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Thursday
Jun272013

Anfield Tickets for 2013/14 Season

We received word today regarding the ticketing arrangements for the 2013/14 season.

The Toronto Branch will be eligible to apply for three home games in the first half of the season and a further three home games after January 1st.

Right now we are only taking requests for the first half of the season.

If anyone wishes to apply for tickets I need you to get back to me ASAP as our requests must be made to Liverpool FC no later than next Tuesday July 2nd.

Please email back letting me know which game you are hoping to attend, we will then choose the three most popular choices.

Please remember that to be eligible you must be a Toronto Branch member and also a holder of a Liverpool FC membership card.

Also please note that all games are subject to change once the television schedule comes out.

To request tickets please get back to me at m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com ASAP with the game selection.

 

 
DATE MATCH KICK OFF CATEGORY
Sat 17th Aug Stoke City 3pm BST
C
Sat 31st Aug Manchester United 3pm BST
A
Sat 21st Sept   Southampton 3pm BST
C
Sat 5th Oct Crystal Palace 3pm BST
C
Sat 26th Oct West Bromwich Albion   3pm BST
B
Sat 9th Nov Fulham 3pm BST
B
Tue 3rd Dec Norwich City 3pm BST
B
Sat 7th Dec West Ham United 3pm BST
B
Sat 21st Dec Cardiff City 3pm BST
C
Wed 1st Jan Hull City 3pm BST
C
 
YNWA
 
The Toronto Branch Executive.
Saturday
Jun152013

Field Trip! Join us at Toronto FC vs NY Red Bulls.

Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis until Wedneday June 26th

Join us on Saturday July 20th at BMO Field to watch Toronto FC take on the New York Red Bulls, kick off at 4.00pm
 
We have been able to arrange a block of 40 seats in the North Stand behind the goal, tickets are $45.00 each, which is a great saving on the ticket office price of $61.75.
 
Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis until Wedneday June 26th only but we anticipate they will sell out much sooner so please get your orders in ASAP to avoid disappointment.
 
To reserve your seats and arrange payment please email us at m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com.
 
It's going to be another great LFC Toronto day out so please don't miss out!!!
 
YNWA
 
The Toronto Branch Executive.

 

Sunday
Apr142013

Justice for the 96

Hillsborough - 24 years on


Monday April 15th sees the 24th anniversary of that terrible day when 96 of our fellow reds went to a football match and never came home.

  

We received a measure of justice back in September when the Hillsborough Independent Panel Report definitively absolved the Liverpool fans of blame and then hours later the Prime Minister stood up in Parliament and issued a blanket apology to the families of the 96 for the "double injustice".

 

We are closer now than we have ever been and hopefully we will soon see Justice followed by accountability for the police, media and Thatcher's government for the lies and cover ups.

 

Whatever you are doing on Monday morning at 10.06 EST please try to spend a moment in silent thought to remember the 96.

 

JUSTICE FOR THE 96.
The Toronto Branch Exec.

 

Tuesday
Dec112012

Crimbo Party December 2012

 

Our Crimbo party is approaching fast, anyone who still hasn't purchased tickets can still do so at Scallywags on Sunday at our game against West Ham. You can also email me at  m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com to reserve tickets.

 

*** WE MUST GIVE OUR FINAL NUMBERS TO JEFF AT SCALLYWAGS BY FRIDAY DECEMBER 14th, SO PLEASE EITHER SEE MIKE OR ANY OTHER TORONTO BRANCH EXEC MEMBER ASAP.
 
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The Annual Christmas (Crimbo) Party for LFC Toronto Branch Members and their guests will be held at Scallywags on Saturday December 15th.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm and a self-serve Buffet from 7.30pm with the following items.......
  • Chili with garlic bread
  • Caesar SaladFried Calamari
  • Chicken Wings
  • Homemade Pulled Pork Sliders 
  • Veggie wraps
  • Devilled Eggs
  • Vegetable Platter w/dip, Fruit Platter
  • Cheese and Biscuits
  • Pastries
  • Tea/Coffee
Entertainment will be supplied by DJ (The Wee Man) and our very own Benny on Guitar.

This is the one night of the year when we all get together to have a great time with other Supporters of our Club!
  
 
 
Ticket prices: $15.00 paid-up Members and $20.00 for Guests.
 
Tickets will be available at all upcoming games or from any member of the Executive prior to the event.

Please try to secure tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment as space is limited.

Please make a real effort to attend this fun evening!...... With a chance to win a door or some great LFC autographed raffle prizes!

 

UPDATE: a special thanks to Scallywags for the following: A freepint of domestic beer or glass of wine for all members attending the party!
    

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Scallywags Annual "Regulars" Party

 

Scallywags will be holding their annual "regulars" party on Wednesday December 19th. Jeff has asked me to forward on the invitation to all our members.

 

They will be passing out some beers and food.

 

See you there if you can make it.
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Saturday
Aug182012

Disappointing Loss in Season Opener


10-man Liverpool suffered a disappointing loss away to West Brom. Steve Clarke's men were good value for their win, although Brendan Rodgers was unhappy with "harsh" refereeing from Phil Dowd. It's only the first match in a long season, so let's not get carried away. Patience will be key as Rodgers and the team adjust to the new system and tactics.

Some things observed in this game:

  • Allen looks to be the player we all hoped him to be;
  • Liverpool achieved 89% successful passing completion, our highest in years;
  • Our usually solid defence suffered from poor communication and the change of Johnson on the left and Kelly coming in on the right. The new system will take our defenders time to adjust for;
  • Lucas is still getting into match fitness and will need some time to get to top form;
  • Gerrard will struggle unless we find an attacking role for him, where he's strongest;
  • Downing was disappointing, as usual; 

It's going to take several games to grow into a new style of football. We all know the old football cliche: "it's a marathon, not a sprint". 

Next up is Hearts away on Thursday in the Europa League.

Match Report on Liverpoolfc.tv 

Wednesday
Jul112012

LFC v TFC Practice Session on Friday July 20

On Friday July 20th Liverpool FC will take place in a closed practice session at the Rogers Centre.

The practice will start at 5.00pm and go on to approximately 6.30 pm.

 All Liverpool supporters who purchased tickets through the Toronto branch will have access to this practice.

  • Doors will open at 4:30pm
  • Please present game day ticket at Gate 5 for entry
  • General admission - you are not required to sit in your assigned game-day seats
  • Food and beverage (including alcohol) will be available for purchase 
Please note, for anyone travelling down to Boston and Baltimore, we have a limited amount of tickets for the closed practice sessions the day before both of these games. If any members want to attend please let me know ASAP at m.humphrey@lfctoronto.com. Let me know which games you are attending and how many members you have in your group. As I've said, our allocation is limited so they will be given out to members on a first come first served basis.
Monday
May212012

Graham Wignall Memorial Evening



Please join us at Scallywags on Friday May 25th 2012 to celebrate the life of our dear friend Graham Wignall. We will be getting together to raise a few glasses, tell a few stories and of course sing a few songs in memory of Graham.

Our own Benny will be providing the entertainment and we will be raffling off some great autographed Liverpool FC merchandise.

We'll be starting around 7.00pm and going on until chucking out time.

Wear your Liverpool colours and let's make this a great evening. 
 
Friday
Apr272012

Friday
Apr272012

TFC talks to LFC Toronto at Scallywags!

TFC has a video promotion filmed at Scallywags where they talk to LFC Toronto President Mike Humphrey and LFC Toronto member Dave Ferrisey about the upcoming LFC vs TFC friendly in July. Watch the video here!

Tuesday
Apr242012

Reds kick off tour in Toronto!

It's official! Liverpool Football Club will be kicking off their North American pre-season tour in Toronto with a match against Toronto FC on July 21. 

Check out the official announcement here on liverpoolfc.tv

 

Sunday
Apr012012

A message of thanks from Alison

Dear LFC Toronto Supporters,

How do I start to thank you all?  It has been a tremendous shock to lose Graham, as you can imagine.

I have to tell you that your support has enveloped and helped me, and your cards and messages have given me such strength.

The flowers you sent were just lovely - thank you very much.

There were so many of you at the service on Tuesday, and afterwards at Scallywags, and many people confirmed what I had thought - Graham would have loved it!

Thank you to those who were unable to attend, but called or sent messages - greatly appreciated.

As you know, he was the life and soul of the party, and there was nothing more that he liked to do than talk about his beloved team. Everywhere I look around our home are reminders of his love of the Reds. From his cap he wore when he went to Wembley, the football he caught at the game on January 1, 1983 (Liverpool 5 - Notts 1), the Fez he wore for the Istanbul game on May 25, 2005 (his birthday!), to the Toronto LFC Supporters membership binder.

He spent hours on the memberships and would keep immaculate records from previous years. It gave him a real kick to get someone else to join, and he would usually send a ‘Junior membership card’ to a new baby!

Many an early morning he would walk down to Scallys with extra scarves (just in case!), and then come home and watch the game again, because he wanted to see each kick, pass and goal again!  I have many memories of him reading the match report or listening to Kenny, and then he would phone one of you to talk about the game and worry about the stats!!

And so - thank you again, very much.

Alison

YNWA

http://www.lfctoronto.com
Monday
Mar262012

You'll Never Walk Alone Graham!

It is with great sadness that we announce that LFC Toronto Branch executive, lifelong Red, and great friend Graham Wignall has passed away. Graham suffered heart failure earlier in the week and lost the battle the afternoon of March 24. Rest in peace, Graham! We're going to miss you mate. YNWA!

Listen to Lindsay O'Conner and Peter Irvine's short announcement on the International Sport Report on the Fan590 here

Monday
Feb272012

Footsteps of our Fathers by Dave Kirby

Liverpool poet Dave Kirby with a brand new poem for Wembley