Friday, 26 December 2008

Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers Fri 26 Dec (k.o. 1600 CET)


Thank you Robbie & Albert!/¡Gracias Robbie y Albert!

Some songs from the Kop today:

(to the tune of Let it Be):
Robbie Keane, Robbie Keane,
Robbie Keane,Robbie Keane,
His name's not ****in' Keano,
Robbie Keane, Robbie Keane

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A-L-B [clap-clap]
E-R-T [clap-clap]
Albert Riera's the one for me [clap-clap]

A-L-B [clap-clap]
E-R-T [clap-clap]
Albert Riera's the one for me [clap-clap]

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We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Nabil El Zhar

Good tidings we bring
to the Liverpool team
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Nabil El Zhar

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(to the tune of Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow)

The man is a midfield maestro,
And his passes are so delightful,
Everyone wants to know,
Alon-so, Alon-so, Alon-so

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Thursday, 11 December 2008

Arsenal v Liverpool Sun 21 Dec (k.o. 1700 CET)


Our visit to the Emirates Stadium is being televised by UK Sky Sports 1 so we will be in the Triskel for this one. If that changes, we will of course let you know. Thank you to Bluenose family friends Joan and Donald for what is sure to be my best Christmas card of 2008! Season's Greetings to all of you!

UK Sky Sports 1 emitirá nuestra visita al Estadio Emirates. Nos vemos en el Triskel para ver este partido. En caso de que haya un cambio, diremos algo aquí. Gracias a mis amigos "nariz-azul" de la familia Joan y Donald por probablemente mi favorita tarjeta de Navidad de 2008! ¡Felices navidades y prospero año nuevo a todos!
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As a special present to all of you (though without any lifetime guarantee) here are the current English and UEFA tables. It's nice to be at the top of both. Let's hope we are still there at the end of May 2009...

Como un regalo especial a todos (aunque sin ningún tipo de garantía para toda la vida) aquí están las clasificaciones actuales Inglés y de la UEFA. Es bueno estar a la cabeza de ambas. Esperamos que estuviéremos todavía allí a finales de mayo de 2009...





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UPDATE!
/ ¡NOTIFICACIÓN!

As we saw on Friday, the 1st placed team in the table above will be playing one of our local teams, currently lying in 11th place... ;-) We are very, very pleased to have the chance to welcome Rafa, his players and our fans back to Madrid again so soon after our adventure against Atlético. Please feel free to contact us if you require any information on getting to/staying in Madrid or on the fans' match between R.Madrid & LFC (and maybe A.Madrid and Sevilla fans too) that we hope to be organising with contacts from RAWK and SoS. Unfortunately we cannot promise special access to tickets, but we will be looking/listening out for any spares beyond those we need for our Branch.

Como vimos este viernes, el equipo a la cabeza de la clasificación arriba jugará contra uno de nuestros equipos locales, actualmente situada en el 11º puesto... ;-) Estamos muy, muy felices de tener la oportunidad de acoger bien a Rafa, sus jugadores y nuestros hinchas en su regreso a Madrid tan pronto después de nuestra aventura contra Atlético. Si necesita cualquier información, especialmente sobre el partido potencial entre los hinchas de R. Madrid y LFC (y potencialmente con unos hinchas de A.Madrid y Sevilla tambien) - esperamos con la participación de contactos de RAWK y SoS - por favor contáctenos. Lamentablemente no podemos prometer acceso especial a las entradas, pero estamos usando nuestros contactos locales para buscar entradas adicionales, incluyendo más que necesitamos para nuestra Peña.



Liverpool v Hull City Sat 13 Dec (k.o. 1600 CET)


The visit of Hull City (thankfully not wearing this 1993 shirt) to Anfield is being televised by Irish Setanta Sports 1 - but probably also TVE La 2 - so we will be in the Triskel for this one. If that changes, we will of course let you know.
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Irish Setanta Sports 1 - pero probablemente TVE La 2 tambien - emitirá la visita de Hull City a Anfield (afortunadamente sin esta camiseta de 1993). Nos vemos en el Triskel para ver este partido. En caso de que haya un cambio, diremos algo aqui.

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Reminder / Recordatorio
The MADrid REDS Branch Survey 2008 is open and needs only 5 minutes of your time to answer 9 little questions. Please give us your responses in the next few days so that we can improve the Branch in 2009! We have had 21 responses so far, but we are waiting for the rest. the opinion of every member is important.

El Cuestionario de la Peña 2008 de los MADrid REDS está abierto y necesita sólo 5 minutos de tu tiempo para responder a 9 preguntitas. Por favor, danos tus respuestas en los próximos días y podemos mejorar la Peña en 2009! Tenemos 21 respuestas hasta el momento, pero estamos esperando el resto. La opinon de cada miembro es importante.

Here/Aquí : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=gNEVBNO1dYkIbISg7OhOyQ_3d_3d

Many thanks!/¡muchísimas gracias!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

PSV Eindhoven v Liverpool Tue 9 Dec (k.o. 2045 CET)


Our visit to PSV Eindhoven is being televised by UK ITV4 so we will be in the Triskel for this one. If that changes, we will of course let you know. Maybe we will see some more Keane goals...
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UK ITV4 emitirá nuestra visita a PSV Eindhoven. Nos vemos en el Triskel para ver este partido. En caso de que haya un cambio, diremos algo aqui. Puede ser que viéremos mas goles de Keane...

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Reminder / Recordatorio
The MADrid REDS Branch Survey 2008 is open and needs only 5 minutes of your time to answer 9 little questions. Please give us your responses in the next 7 days so that we can improve the Branch in 2009!

El Cuestionario de la Peña 2008 de los MADrid REDS está abierto y necesita sólo 5 minutos de tu tiempo para responder a 9 preguntitas. Por favor, danos tus respuestas en los próximos 7 días y ¡podamos mejorar la Peña en 2009!


Here/Aquí : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=gNEVBNO1dYkIbISg7OhOyQ_3d_3d

Many thanks!/¡muchísimas gracias!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool Sat 6 Dec (k.o. 1600 CET) + Survey/Cuestionario + LFC Legends v FC Torrevieja

The Rovers in the Rover
- For the next game - Blackburn Rovers (A) - we will be moving the Branch to the Irish Rover for reasons of TV match availability (the Blackburn game is only on Irish Setanta). If that changes, we will of course let you know.

Los Rovers en el Rover
- Para el próximo partido - Blackburn Rovers (fuera) - trasladaremos el Branch al Irish Rover por causa de disponibilidad en la TV (el partido contra Blackburn está disponible solo en Setanta
Irlanda). En caso de que haya un cambio, diremos algo aqui.

The Irish Rover (a huge pub next to the Bernabeu) can be found here / Aquí tienes detalles del Irish Rover:

Avenida del Brasil, 7. Madrid (28020)
+34915974811
theirishrover@theirishrover.com
www.theirishrover.com
Nearest Metro: Santiago Bernabeu
Map: http://tinyurl.com/3mh35j

See you there! / ¡Nos vemos allí!

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Reminder / Recordatorio
The MADrid REDS Branch Survey 2008 is open and needs only 5 minutes of your time to answer 9 little questions. Please give us your responses in the next 7 days so that we can improve the Branch in 2009!

El Cuestionario de la Peña 2008 de los MADrid REDS está abierto y necesita sólo 5 minutos de tu tiempo para responder a 9 preguntitas. Por favor, danos tus respuestas en los próximos 7 días y ¡podamos mejorar la Peña en 2009!


Here/Aquí : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=gNEVBNO1dYkIbISg7OhOyQ_3d_3d

Many thanks!/¡muchísimas gracias!

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LFC Legends v FC Torrevieja Veteranos

6 MADrid REDS and 2 Barcelona Reds attended the LFC Legends game in Torrevieja against an FC Torrevieja Veterans team on 29 November. The final score was 2-2 - a full report will follow here soon. After the game, a plaque was presented by the MADrid REDS and Barcelona Reds to the Costa Blanca Reds to welcome them as a new Branch. It was very well received.

6 MADrid REDS asistieron el partido "LFC Leyendas" en Torrevieja contra un equipo de Veteranos de FC Torrevieja el 29 de noviembre. El resultado final fue 2-2 - un informe completo estará disponible aquí muy pronto. Después el partido, los MADrid REDS y los Barcelona Reds obsequiaron a los Costa Blanca Reds, como peña nueva, con una placa de bienvenida. Fue muy bien recibida.



... and here are some photos of the day (thanks to Sergi & Xavi of the Barcelona Reds) / y aquí tienes unas fotos del día (gracias a Sergi & Xavi de los Barcelona Reds)

The Mini Kop at the Vicente Garcia Stadium, Torrevieja


The MAD&BCN Reds' Man of the Match - Bob Bolder (LFC 1983–1985)


A lucky MADrid RED with a very special shirt


Some MAD&BCN Reds with Jason McAteer (LFC 1995–1999)

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

MADrid REDS Branch Survey / Cuestionario de la Peña 2008


Guys!/¡Chicos!

The MADrid REDS Branch Survey 2008 is ready and needs only 5 minutes of your time to answer 9 little questions. Please give us your responses in the next 7 days so that we can improve the Branch in 2009!

El Cuestionario de la Peña 2008 de los MADrid REDS está listo y necesita sólo 5 minutos de tu tiempo para responder a 9 preguntitas. Por favor, nos da tus respuestas en los próximos 7 días y ¡podamos mejorar la Peña en 2009!


Here/Aquí : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=gNEVBNO1dYkIbISg7OhOyQ_3d_3d

Many thanks/muchísimas gracias!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Liverpool v West Ham United Mon 1 Dec (k.o. 2100 CET) + Torres v Hank



The visit of West Ham United to Anfield is being televised by UK Setanta Sports 1 so we will be in the Triskel for this one. If that changes, we will of course let you know. Once again, there is a prize of a pint from me in the Triskel for the first person to tell me exactly the connection between the picture above and this game.
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UK Setanta Sports 1 emitirá la visita de West Ham United a Anfield. Nos vemos en el Triskel para ver este partido. En caso de que haya un cambio, diremos algo aqui. Otra vez, hay un premio de una jarra en el Triskel para la primera persona que me diga la relación exacta entre la imagen de arriba y este partido.

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I found a video that I have to share with you/He encontrado un video que tengo que compartir con vosotros...





This reminds my of a song from home/Esto me recuerda una canción de mi ciudad natal.

"Even men with steel hearts love to see a dog on the pitch. It generates a warmth around the ground that augurs well for mankind and that's what life's about. Trouble is these days you never see a dog on the pitch"
/ "Incluso a los hombres con corazones de acero les encantaría ver a un perro en el campo. Se genera un calor en todo el estadio que es de buen augurio para la humanidad y eso es lo que es la vida. El problema es que en estos días nunca se ve un perro en el campo" - Half Man Half Biscuit

Monday, 24 November 2008

Liverpool v Olympique Marseille Wed 26 Nov (k.o. 2045 CET)


The visit of Olympique Marseille to Anfield is being televised by UK Sky Sports 2 so we will be in the Triskel for this one. If that changes, we will of course let you know. Please bring your LFC flags and banners for what will hopefully be another great European night in the Triskel.
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UK Sky Sports 2 emitirá la visita de Olympique Marseille a Anfield. Nos vemos en el Triskel para ver este partido. En caso de que haya un cambio, diremos algo aqui. Por favor trae tus pancartas y banderas de LFC para una otra noche europea fantastica en el Triskel.


Friday, 21 November 2008

Liverpool v Fulham Sat 22 Nov (k.o. 1600 CET) + Branch Lunch/Comida


For the next game - Fulham(H) - we will be moving the Branch to the Irish Rover for reasons of TV match availability (the Fulham game is only on Irish Setanta). We have a table reserved on the first floor - lunch there at 2.30pm?

Para el próximo partido - Fulham (en casa) - trasladaremos el Branch al Irish Rover por causa de disponibilidad en la TV (el partido contra Fulham está disponible solo en Setanta Irlanda). Tenemos una mesa reservada en la planta arriba. Comida allí a las 2.30?

The Irish Rover (a huge pub next to the Bernabeu) can be found here / Aquí tienes detalles del Irish Rover:

Avenida del Brasil, 7. Madrid (28020)
+34915974811
theirishrover@theirishrover.com
www.irishrover.com
Nearest Metro: Santiago Bernabeu
Map: http://tinyurl.com/3mh35j

See you there! / ¡Nos vemos allí!
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There will be 6 MADrid REDS attending the LFC Legends game in Torrevieja against an FC Torrevieja Veterans team on 29 November. The new Costa Blanca Reds Branch will be launched on the same day. The MADrid REDS and Barcelona Reds will be presenting a plaque to the Costa Blanca Reds with the following message:

6 MADrid REDS asistirán el partido "LFC Leyendas" en Torrevieja contra un equipo de Veteranos de FC Torrevieja el 29 de noviembre. Los MADrid REDS y los Barcelona Reds obsequiarán a los Costa Blanca Reds con una placa con la felicitacion siguente:



Thursday, 13 November 2008

Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool Sat 15 Nov (k.o. 1345 CET)


Our visit to the Reebok Stadium is being televised by UK Sky Sports 1 so we will be in the Triskel again for this one. If that changes, we will of course let you know. There is a prize of a pint from me in the Triskel for the first person to tell me the connection between the picture above and this game.

There are still places available for the LFC Legends game in Torrevieja against an FC Torrevieja Veterans team on 29 November. The Liverpool Legends confirmed for the game are: Gary Gillespie, John Durnin, Jason McAteer, Mike Marsh, John Wark, Don Hutchison, Mark Walters, Michael Thomas, Alan Kennedy, Bob Bolder, Rob Jones, Jimmy Case, Paul Walsh. Please let us know ASAP (i.e. before the end of this Friday) if you wish to attend this game and/or the dinner afterwards.

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UK Sky Sports 1 emitirá nuestro viaje al Estadio Reebok. Nos vemos en el Triskel para ver este partido. En caso de que haya un cambio, diremos algo aqui. Hay un premio de una jarra en el Triskel para la primera persona que me diga la relación entre la imagen de arriba y este partido.

Todavía hay entradas disponibles para el partido "LFC Leyendas" en Torrevieja contra un equipo de Veteranos de FC Torrevieja el 29 de noviembre. Los Liverpool Leyendas confirmados para el juego son: Gary Gillespie, John Durnin, Jason McAteer, Mike Marsh, John Wark, Don Hutchison, Mark Walters, Michael Thomas, Alan Kennedy, Bob Bolder, Rob Jones, Jimmy Case, Paul Walsh. Por favor, comentdme si necesitais entradas para el partido y/o la cena de déspues lo antes posible (es decir antes del fin del este viernes).

Monday, 10 November 2008

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Wed 12 Nov (k.o. 2045 CET)

Our second trip to White Hart Lane is being televised by UK Sky Sports 1 so we will be in the Triskel again for this one. If that changes, we will of course let you know.

I am very sorry to all of you - especially Alex Villajos, Simon Betterton and of course Pop Robinson - that your contributions were not used in last night's LFC.TV documentary about El Niño. The fact that Fernando did not play in the two Atlético games caused a change in the theme of the programme. LFC.TV might use some of the video in future programmes, they will let us know if this is the case. Again, thank you to LFC.TV and the MADrid REDS who were there for contributing to a fun night in the Triskel.

There are still places available for the LFC Legends game in Torrevieja against an FC Torrevieja Veterans team on 29 November. The Liverpool Legends confirmed for the game are: Gary Gillespie, John Durnin, Jason McAteer, Mike Marsh, John Wark, Don Hutchison, Mark Walters, Michael Thomas, Alan Kennedy, Bob Bolder, Rob Jones, Jimmy Case, Paul Walsh. Please let us know ASAP (i.e. before the end of the Spurs game) if you wish to attend this game and/or the dinner afterwards.

Superleague Formula - Annie Tufte, Senior Business Development Manager at Liverpool FC has sent us the following message:

"As you may be aware Liverpool FC are participating in a new motor racing series called Superleague Formula. We have won two races this season and are currently in third place in the championship. Please visit www.liverpoolfc.tv/superleague for more information about the club participation in the SF series.

The last race will be held on 22/23 November in Jerez, Spain.

Superleague Formula are currently giving away free tickets to the event - please visit www.superleagueformula.com for more information. "
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UK Sky Sports 1 emitirá nuestro segundo viaje a White Hart Lane. Nos vemos en el Triskel para ver este partido. En caso de que haya un cambio, diremos algo aqui.

Lo siento mucho por todos - en especial Alex Villajos, Simon Betterton y
Pop Robinson - que vuestras contribuciones no fueron utilizadas para emitir anoche en el documental de LFC.TV sobre El Niño. Hubo un cambio en el tema del programa porque Fernando no jugó en los dos partidos contra Atlético. LFC.TV podría utilizar algunos de los vídeos en futuros programas. Una vez más, gracias a LFC.TV y los MADrid REDS por contribuir a una noche divertida en el Triskel.

Todavía hay entradas disponibles para el partido "LFC Leyendas" en Torrevieja contra un equipo de Veteranos de FC Torrevieja el 29 de noviembre. Los Liverpool Leyendas confirmados para el juego son: Gary Gillespie, John Durnin, Jason McAteer, Mike Marsh, John Wark, Don Hutchison, Mark Walters, Michael Thomas, Alan Kennedy, Bob Bolder, Rob Jones, Jimmy Case, Paul Walsh. Por favor, comentdme si necesitais entradas para el partido y/o la cena de déspues lo antes posible (es decir antes del fin del partido contra Spurs).

Annie Tufte, Senior Business Development Manager del Liverpool FC nos ha enviado el siguiente mensaje:

"Como ustedes conocen, Liverpool FC están participando en una nueva serie de carreras de motor denominado Superleague Fórmula. Hemos ganado dos carreras esta temporada y se encuentran actualmente en el tercer lugar en el campeonato. Por favor, visite www.liverpoolfc.tv/Superliga para obtener más información acerca del club de la participación en la serie SF.

La última carrera se celebrará el 22/23 de noviembre en Jerez, España.

Superleague Formula estan regalando entradas gratis para el evento - por favor visite www.superleagueformula.com para obtener más información. "

Friday, 7 November 2008

Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion Sat 8 Nov (k.o. 1830 CET)

Our home game against WBA is being televised by UK Setanta Sports 1 so we will be in the Triskel again for this one. If that changes, we will of course let you know.

Unfortunately Joe Curran did not publish our Atletico v LFC story at www.liverpoolfc.tv , which is a big shame after all of our efforts, but he has told me that he will be publishing a story about us in the near future.

However, the MADrid REDS were in the news at least once this week, on the website of RTVE.

The LFC.TV Torres documentary is being shown on Sunday evening at 7-8 pm. Claire has told me that there might not be too much coverage of the MADrid REDS in it (because Torres did not play in the Atlético games) but some of us will be in the Triskel to watch it together.

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UK Setanta Sports 1
emitirá nuestro partido contra WBA. Nos vemos en el Triskel para mirar este partido. En caso de que hay un cambio, diremos algo aquí.

Al fin y al cabo, Joe Curran no ha publicado en www.liverpoolfc.tv el articulo con nuestras historias de los partidos contra Atlético. Es una pena, pero Joe ha prometido publicar algo sobre nosotros en las próximas semanas.

Sin embargo, estábamos en el sitio de RTVE esta semana!

LFC.TV
emitirá el documental sobre Torres este domingo a las 7-8 pm. Claire me ha dicho que posiblemente no habrá demasiado presencia de nosotros en el mismo (porque Torres no jugar contra Atlético), pero algunos de nosotros estaremos en el Triskel para verlo juntos.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Liverpool v Atlético Madrid Tue 4 Nov (k.o. 2045 CET)


This important game for us is live on UK ITV1 so we will be in the cavern of the Triskel on Tuesday. Please bring your LFC flags and banners - we might have a special guest joining us...

UK ITV1 emitirá este partido importante para nosotros. Nos vemos en la caverna del Triskel para mirar este partido. Por favor trae tus pancartas y banderas de LFC - esperamos una visita especial...

Friday, 31 October 2008

Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Sat 1 Nov (k.o. 1830 CET)





Our trip to White Hart Lane is being televised by UK Setanta Sports 1 so it looks like we will be in the Triskel again for this one. If that changes, we will of course let you know.



Thanks to everyone for your contributions to Joe Curran's Atletico v LFC story at www.liverpoolfc.tv (to be published on Monday)


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UK Setanta Sports 1
emitirá nuestro viaje a White Hart Lane. Nos vemos en el Triskel para mirar este partido. En caso de que hay un cambio, diremos algo aqui.



Gracias a todos para vuestras contribuciones al articulo de Joe Curran sobre Atletico v LFC en
www.liverpoolfc.tv (publicado el lunes que viene)


Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Atletico (A - well home actually) - MADrid REDS Report


The visit of LFC to Madrid has been a fantastic experience for Madrid based Reds and Atleti fans as well. They head to Anfield for the next CL game with new friends to have beers with and new friends waiting to be made. The friendship between both sets of fans and even the police was very good to see.
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Fans game:

Organised by "nige" of RAWK, Spirit of Shankly and Atleti peña "Señales de Humo" with some help from Mariano Recuero of the MADrid REDS, this match was a great success - though the LFC fans lost 6-2 on the pitch. Apparently an excellent performance in a red shirt was given by MADrid REDS' Amador Moreno. Plenty of beers and songs with the Atleti team and all the supporters in the "Red Corner" Irish pub afterwards - the landlord being an Atleti/LFC fan apparently - there seem to be a lot of these in Madrid, and probably many, many more after the game this week. Whilst the match was perfectly organised, nige's accommodation wasn't - his mates all disappeared and he (and 12 pairs of used shorts/socks close by) ended sleeping on my sofa.

Fans Match - LFC official news

Telemadrid News report of the game

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Interview by Marca:


Ian Pinto, who had travelled from Melbourne, Australia for the game, was interviewed by a reporter from Marca sports paper, with me and Christophe Cogghe, President of the Flemish Reds in Belgium. Bit of a nothing article, but they will be back in the Triskel for the second Atleti game.

Full Marca article

The story also made it on to Torres' official website ; Dodgy Translation here:
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Match Build Up:

More Reds were featured on Telemadrid, including nige and our mates from the Barcelona Reds. Poor nige in this clip hasn't got a clue what the reporter is saying, and to be honest neither have I - it's not exactly Spanish for Foreigners/Guiris...

Fans being interviewed before the game.

The rest of the day was filled with the chaos of getting 9 tickets from 4 different contacts and trying to get everyone in the same place at the same time to swap cash for tickets (nightmare, especially when everyone is on Spanish Time). At least all of the tickets were face value from decent people (mostly Atleti fans).
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The Match:

We all know how the match went. Those of us in the home seats had some nice banter with the Atleti fans around us in the stadium, but it was all very friendly stuff.

The farewell (and guard of honour) that the Atleti fans gave the LFC fans at the end was surreal and fantastic. Certainly a million miles away from the reception you might get in Rome...

Atleti fans singing and applauding LFC after the game: (my video)
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Post Match:

On the way up the hill from the stadium to the metro, as well as countless handshakes from the locals, we ran into Badgeman and he very kindly gave Mode Jnr (Alex) his JFT96 badge. Badge man and Mode Jnr A very nice bloke.
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(Oh and Rafa was also wearing the MADrid REDS tie we gave him again - we are still unbeaten in this tie, hehehe)

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PS/PD. The Portsmouth (H) game will not be televised in any Madrid pub that we know of... it is everyone's internet connection for itself!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Chelsea v Liverpool Sun 26 Oct (k.o. 1430 CET)



This game is on UK Sky Sports 1 so we will be back in the Triskel Tavern on Sunday - see you there!

Please send your best Atleti v LFC photos to info @ madridreds.com for an upcoming story on this site.
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UK Sky Sports 1 emite este partido domingo - ¡nos vemos en el Triskel Tavern!

Por favor envíe las mejores de vuestras fotos de Atleti v LFC a info @ madridreds.com por el próximo articulo aqui en este sitio web.



Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Liverpool v Wigan Sat 18 Oct (k.o. 1600 CET) [+ pub details of Atletico Madrid (A)]


For the next two games - Wigan (H) and Atletico Madrid (A) - we will be moving the Branch to the Irish Rover for reasons of TV match availability (the Wigan game is only on Irish Setanta) and space (the Triskel is way too small to host all of the fans we are expecting in town for the Atletico game).

Para los dos próximos partidos - Wigan (en casa) y Atlético Madrid (fuera) - trasladaremos el Branch al Irish Rover por causa de disponibilidad en la TV (el partido contra Wigan está disponible solo en Setanta Irlanda) y espacio (el Triskel es demasiado pequeño para el numero de hinchas que van a estar en Madrid para el partido contra Atlético).

The Irish Rover (a huge pub next to the Bernabeu) can be found here / Aquí tienes detalles del Irish Rover:

Avenida del Brasil, 7. Madrid (28020)
+34915974811
theirishrover@theirishrover.com
www.irishrover.com
Nearest Metro: Santiago Bernabeu
Map: http://tinyurl.com/3mh35j

See you there! / ¡Nos vemos allí!

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El plato regional de Wigan:

Friday, 3 October 2008

Manchester City v Liverpool Sun 5 Oct (k.o. 1600 CET)







This game is on Teledeporte, so I know some of you will not be able to resist watching it on the telly at home with some supermarket beer.













The rest of us will be down at the Triskel - hope to see you there! Let's see if José Manuel Díaz or Marcelino Elena mention the MADrid REDS in their commentary...

Thursday, 2 October 2008

MADrid REDS on LFC TV - Tuesday/Martes 7 Oct - Triskel 9pm


Guys!

Claire Rourke and her team from the LFC TV Channel are coming to the Triskel on Tuesday (7 Oct, 9pm) to record some interviews with Liverpool and Atletico fans about El Niño. Please come along and join us.

¡Chicos!

Claire Rourke y su equipo desde el canal LFC TV Channel estarán en el Triskel martes (7 Oct, 9pm) para grabar unas entrevistas con hinchas de Liverpool y Atletico sobre El Niño. ¡Veníos con nosotros!

***The Triskel Tavern, calle San Vicente Ferrer, 3, Madrid Nearest Metro: Tribunal***

Monday, 29 September 2008

Liverpool v PSV Eindhoven Wed 1 Oct (k.o. 2045 CET)


Well here are our most recent results against PSV:

12 Sep, 2006 CL Group Phase A 0-0
22 Nov, 2006 CL Group Phase H 2-0
03 Apr, 2007 CL Quarter Final (1) A 3-0
11 Apr, 2007 CL Quarter Final (2) H 1-0

I'm guessing a 2-0 victory for us on Wednesday...



...or maybe just 1-0 if this kid turns up in the crowd again, quite scary.

This game is on UK Sky Sports 2 so see you all in the Triskel.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Everton v Liverpool Sat 27 Sep (k.o. 1345 CET)


Well it's off to the "People's Club" on Saturday and here is a well known Scouser demonstrating his club allegiance.

The match is on UK Sky Sports 1 so the MADrid REDS should be in the Triskel for this one.

We will let you know if there is a change of venue.

Your Editor is very glad not to be going to Woodison for this one, it's just nasty there these days - I shall watch it with the Danish Reds instead.

***UPDATE***

Many thanks to the Danish Reds for their hospitality and sharing this great result, Niels, Webmartin, Robert, Hans, the guys whose names I didn't catch and of course Nut and her excellent Thai food at the Cafesporten (Thai) Falkoner Alle 54, 2000 FRB.



Monday, 22 September 2008

Liverpool v Crewe Alexandra Tue 23 Sep (k.o. 2100 CET)


Well, this fixture does not seem to be available on any channel anywhere.

If that changes we will let you know.

For those people who went to the Triskel on Saturday "demanding" to see the Stoke game - well, we weren't there because they don't have an IRISH Setanta decoder (as mentioned on this site). Though this might change soon...

We will usually be in the Triskel for televised games, but not when they are unavailable on the Triskel's decoders. So please, read this site before each game to find out where the game is being shown and if you haven't done your homework "deberes", please don't hassle the Triskel staff if you turn up there and find that the game is not on.

Thanks for your understanding.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Liverpool v Stoke City Sat 20 Sep (k.o. 1600 CET)



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***Update***

The nice people at the Irish Rover have confirmed that they will be showing the game on their IRISH Setanta Decoder - ¡nos vemos allí!

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Continuing the theme of not-so-easy-on-the-eye shirts in the last couple of posts (Newton Heath's green & yellow and OM's peach and sky-blue) here for your visual enjoyment is the Stoke City away shirt from 1993. No tengo palabras, solo ¡ay! "ouch!"

So far, we understand that this game is being shown on IRISH Setanta Sports 1 - so we need to find a pub with an IRISH Setanta decoder willing to show the match. We know that the Irish Rover can show these games and we will make some enquiries with them to make sure that they will show it.

Further details to follow, but we will almost definitely NOT be meeting in the Triskel for this one.

Monday, 15 September 2008

Olympique Marseille v Liverpool Tue 16 Sept (k.o. 2045 CET; 0445 +1d AusEST)

Well it's back to the Stade Velodrome and this game is on UK ITV1.

There are simultaneous Barca and Atleti matches (v Sporting Lisbon and v PSV, respectively) but we will ask for this game to be shown on the big screen in the Triskel "Caverna"

It's probably a bit early in the CL competition for us to recreate some of the underground scenes of last season on Tuesday night, but we could try.

With a kick off time of 0445 here in Sydney, your Editor is not sure whether to stay awake or go to bed early for this one...

Friday, 12 September 2008

Liverpool v Manchester United Sat 13 Sep (k.o. 1345 CET)


Well it seems that this game will be available live to every country on Earth and for us in Madrid via UK Sky Sports 1 - we will meet at the Triskel as usual.

Your Editor will be watching the game in Sydney - which is not the only reason why there is a green and "gold" shirt on this page. There is a prize of a pint of Foster's available for the first person to tell me the relevance of this shirt to this match.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Return of the RedTie


Well whilst the Villa game was a little frustrating to watch - we have 7 points out of 9, have conceded only 1 goal and have qualified for the CL Group stages - this is what is keeping most Reds mostly happy despite the strange things happening on and off the pitch at Liverpool so far this season...

More local reasons to be cheerful are that we have back-to-back games against Club Atlético de Madrid to look forward to on 22 Oct (Madrid) and 4 Nov (Anfield). Watch this space for possible ticket information.


An even more relevant reason for the readers of this blog to smile is that the MADrid REDS tie (given to Rafa in Elche back in June) made its first Premier League appearance on Sunday!!! After the 1-0 victory against Lazio (good bye and thank you for the goal Voro) and this strange 0-0, at least the tie is still unbeaten too...

NEWS JUST IN --- here are the finalists of the MADrid REDS Rafa Doppelgänger competition ---



Please place your votes for los sospechosos habituales (LEFT-1-2-3-4-5-RIGHT) in the comments, thank you.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Aston Villa v Liverpool Sun 31 Aug (k.o. 1700 CET; 0100+1d AusEST)


Well if anyone still has the stomach "tiene las agallas" (and heart) for watching some more live LFC match action - we should be in the Triskel as usual for this one (live on UK Sky Sports 1).

If that changes we will let you know.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Liverpool v Standard Liege Wed 27 Aug (k.o. 2105 CET; 0505 +1d AusEST)


Well, we went on a Madrid Merry-go-Round "tiovivo" looking for the Middlesbrough game on Saturday (we finally found it in pub No.3, The Irish Rover, on IRISH Setanta Sports 1 as expected). By the way, thank you Carra & Stevie!

It looks like the MADrid REDS will be back in the Triskel Tavern for this game, which is apparently on good old UK ITV1.

[I'll be landing in a far off country 15 minutes after kick-off, so I hope to find an open pub full of Reds somewhere to see the end of the game. Maybe I will try here...]

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Liverpool v Middlesbrough Sat 23 Aug (k.o. 1600 CET)

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***Update***

The nice people at the James Joyce told us that they will be showing the game, but they apparently don't have the right TV Channel...

Moore's - c/Barcelo 1 - Metro: Tribunal - Tel: +34915326331 - say that they can DEFINITELY show it... ¡nos vemos allí!

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Well it seems that some people are back in town for this game, however, the TV signal might still be relaxing in some guiri chiringuito on the costas.

As far as we know, this game is being shown on Setanta Sports 1 (Republic of Ireland only) so we need to make some enquiries to find a pub showing it. If we can't find a pub, we hope to have an emergency plan so that we can see the game. Watch this space, an update will follow...

Boro fans kindly inform us that least 2 out of the 3 Olympians Babel(yes), Lucas(?) and Mascherano(?) should be back at Anfield for this game, depending on the Olympic semi-final outcome between Brazil and Argentina.

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Also, please check out Thursday night's fantastic interview with Montse and Rafa on Liverpool's Radio City 96.7.