COMPETITION: WIN TICKETS TO LFC ISTANBUL REUNION

Members of Liverpool’s triumphant 2005 Champions League winning squad are putting on a show next year to celebrate ten years since that crazy night – and you can be there courtesy of Anfield Road.

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to the Istanbul Reunion Night, to be held at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on May 25 2015.

It’ll be a night to remember the highs and lows of a night that even now takes some effort to believe really happened. Three down at half time, three all at full time, Shevchenko missing that penalty. As if that wasn’t enough we then had the homecoming with the streets of Liverpool lined with fans welcoming that famous trophy to its new permanent home as well as showing their feelings for the people who brought it for us.

Istanbul Reunion

The Istanbul Reunion Night will be a one-off, for one night only, giving everyone who went through that roller coaster of a night the chance to relive the memories from what is arguably the greatest moment in Liverpool’s history.

Tickets are available now on pre-sale (visit www.5times.co/istanbul to get the code) and as you can imagine are already selling fast.

No surprise. As Jamie Carragher says: “If the fans who were in Istanbul on the night come and create that same atmosphere, the roof will come off the Arena.”

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REDS ISTANBUL REUNION SET FOR SPRING

TEN years after winning Ol’ Big Ears for a fifth time in Istanbul the class of 2005 are getting together in Liverpool to celebrate a night we’ll never forget.

On May 25 2015, ten years to the day (time zones excepted) since Liverpool won it for keeps the city’s Echo Arena will play host to a bit of a party. A lot of a party.

Istanbul Reunion

The Istanbul Reunion Night will be a one-off, for one night only, giving everyone who went through that roller coaster of a night the chance to relive the memories from what is arguably the greatest moment in Liverpool’s history.

Whether you were one of those lucky enough to be in the Ataturk or daft enough to leave at half time, whether you were forced to watch it on the box or to try and listen to it in work, we all know where we were in Istanbul. Except Michael Owen.

We might never get another night like Istanbul but this will be a good way to remember it.

The night will include comments and commentary from those “at the heart of the Miracle of Istanbul”. The build-up. The nerves. The torture. 3-0 to AC Milan at half time. Half-time. The first goal back. The second. The third. The comeback. Extra time. Penalties. We won it Five Times.

Five times.

How big is that cup?

What kind of a night will it be in the Echo Arena? Jamie Carragher thinks it could be special: “If the fans who were in Istanbul on the night come and create that same atmosphere, the roof will come off the Arena.”

For a chance to be there on May 25 2015 register for the pre sale at www.5times.co/istanbul.

Pre sale begins 9am Thursday 30th October.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 31 October at www.echoarena.com, by calling the Echo Arena Box Office on 0844 8000 400 or from the Ticket Quarter in Queens Square, Liverpool

Tickets are priced at £29.70 (including booking fee, excluding a £2.25 handling fee per order).

Istanbul Reunion

Istanbul Reunion

LFC.tv goes HD and 24 hours – for a price

LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB have announced today that their satellite and cable TV channel, LFCTV, is to become a HD channel. The move sees it become a 24 hour channel – but it will now cost an extra £7 per month to get it.

The channel has been on the air since 2007, when it launched as part of the Setanta package. When the Irish satellite broadcaster’s UK arm collapsed the club struck a deal with Sky that saw it bundled in as part of the ‘family package’, meaning it could be viewed even by customers who’d avoided the much more expensive sports bundles.

LFC TV moves into HD and 24 hours

The HD version of LFCTV will launch on Tuesday November 4th with the club in Spain for the away tie against Real Madrid. The club says the first day will include live broadcasts from the Spanish capital.

In return for the £84 a year service fans will get to see “a new-look interactive studio, regular live news bulletins from Melwood training ground every day, more behind the scenes access, exclusive interviews, features and documentaries.”

The club also claim: “Match days will be like never before, with extended pre-match build up and post-match analysis with Anfield legends, extensive coverage from every European Liverpool game and full match replays of every First Team game. Fans will also get exclusive, live coverage of all U21s and U18s home fixtures as well as coverage of the Liverpool Ladies’ season.”

The club’s Chief Media Officer, Matthew Baxter, says: “Over the last seven years we have built a channel that gives fans a level of insight into the inner workings of the club. We now have the opportunity to deliver improved behind the scenes access alongside bigger and better content in high definition every hour of the day, making LFCTV the first destination for all Club related news.”

The new channel will be available for Sky viewers on channel 429, and for Virgin Media customers on channel 544.

The press release didn’t give any details of how this impacts existing LFC TV Go customers, who already pay £60 per year to view the current service online, and now look like having to pay a total of £144 a year to see the club’s self-produced content.

More details on adding the channel for Sky customers can be found here: LFCTV on Sky.

Liverpool set up base in London

LIVERPOOL FC have announced the opening of an office in London, “strengthening the Club’s commercial partnership offering”. The new office will be run by the club’s Chief Commercial Officer, Billy Hogan, who has been splitting his time between Liverpool and Boston since his appointment.

Daniel Sturridge promoting LFC's tie-up with Subway

Daniel Sturridge promoting LFC’s tie-up with Subway


Hogan was recently promoted, according to a club press release, and his responsibilities now include a role related to the club’s underwhelming Main Stand expansion plans, as well as ultimate responsibility for “sponsorship, ticketing and hospitality sales, retail and merchandise, tours and friendlies as well as the Club’s Soccer Schools” – as well as running his new office in London.

One reason given for the new office, a couple of hours train ride away from the club’s head office in Chapel Street Liverpool, is that it will “provide a great location to begin talks with potential sponsors and help us better provide for our partners.” Those partners include Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway and the Barbados tourist board.

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