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      KateMKD_Red
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      Oct 15, 2016 06:24:11 pm
      Well, it's finally happening and over the moon doesn't even cover it :)

      The plan is to be in London on Nov 23rd, staying there for a couple of days due to work and then Liverpool for the weekend, hopefully I can get a ticket for the Sunderland game.

      Calling out my fellow Reds to help me out with the travelling arrangements (pretty please :) ), I'm planning on staying near Victoria Station, since I'll need to move around, then Saturday morning I'm thinking a train from Euston Station to Liverpool, staying over night and Sunday back to London to fly out.

      What do you think, is it doable? Will I be able to get a ticket to the match, or am I a bit late? It's kinda my once in a lifetime opportunity, due to visas and stuff, so please any help, advice would be greatly appreciated.

      Would love to meet up with all the Reds from here going to the match and finally putting faces into usernames :)   
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      Reply #1: Oct 15, 2016 07:20:58 pm
      Well, it's finally happening and over the moon doesn't even cover it :)

      The plan is to be in London on Nov 23rd, staying there for a couple of days due to work and then Liverpool for the weekend, hopefully I can get a ticket for the Sunderland game.

      Calling out my fellow Reds to help me out with the travelling arrangements (pretty please :) ), I'm planning on staying near Victoria Station, since I'll need to move around, then Saturday morning I'm thinking a train from Euston Station to Liverpool, staying over night and Sunday back to London to fly out.

      What do you think, is it doable? Will I be able to get a ticket to the match, or am I a bit late? It's kinda my once in a lifetime opportunity, due to visas and stuff, so please any help, advice would be greatly appreciated.

      Would love to meet up with all the Reds from here going to the match and finally putting faces into usernames :)   

      I do the Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston and vice versa thing a lot so yes that is doable. I stayed in the Premier Inn at London Victoria about a month ago too. The train from Victoria to Euston is not even 10 minutes and the London to Liverpool about 2 hours 10. It's nothing. Just make sure you book the train that doesn't require a stop. If you download the Train Line App you can book through that and have paperless tickets on yiur phone. With the tubes in London definitely get an Oyster Card at a machine as opposed to the daily railcards. For hotels in Liverpool I'd suggest Booking.com but as I don't have to stay at hotels here somebody else may have better advice with that.
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      Reply #2: Oct 15, 2016 08:03:37 pm
      Regarding a ticket, don't get worried if you don't hear anything positive until very close to the game. I'm sure somebody will sort it

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      Reply #3: Oct 15, 2016 08:19:51 pm
      Hey Kate, happy to hear you'll be around! I look forward to meeting you and promise to try my best to get you a ticket - I'll be keeping an eye on both the membership and local general sales, they sold out very quickly but there's always hope... :) Dave's coughs are probably your best bet though ;D

      Even if you're unable to make it to the game, you should do an Anfield Tour, visit the club's museum, that sort of stuff. I've done this twice in the past and enjoyed it very much.

      As for hotels in Liverpool, I don't know much either, I've only stayed in cheap hostels that are generally very basic but had decent prices (if you look in enough advance) and had great locations, such as Hatters Hostel and the International Inn. I think booking.com is indeed the place to look for, and since you're only staying for a night, I think a good location in the city centre would be very good for you.
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      Reply #4: Oct 15, 2016 11:34:34 pm
      Kate....I have a spare ticket in the Kop and it most definately is yours if you want it  8)

      Looking forward to meeting you  :scarf:
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      Reply #5: Oct 15, 2016 11:39:12 pm
      Kate....I have a spare ticket in the Kop and it most definately is yours if you want it  8)

      Looking forward to meeting you  :scarf:

      There you go Kate. Kop aswell.

      Nice.
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      Reply #6: Oct 15, 2016 11:41:41 pm

      Us scousers are good aren't we hun  ;)

      block 203 in the Kop Kate  :gt-happyup:
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      Reply #7: Oct 16, 2016 12:18:39 pm
      Oh MsG.... Yes, please. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are the best, I am so happy, thank you! Can't wait for a hug and pint with you :)

      WAHS, thanks for the advice mate, gave me a boost there since I wasn't sure if I can make it all happen in such a short span.

      Diego, looking forward to meeting you as well and thanks for the tips. Yes, I am also thinking city center, but not sure if it'll be a hostel, still going through booking.com, but I'll get it sorted, most importantly, a wonderful lady found me a ticket :)

      This is why I love this place, so many great people and MsG, scousers are not good, you're BOSS!

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      Reply #8: Oct 16, 2016 12:36:16 pm
      Kate....I have a spare ticket in the Kop and it most definately is yours if you want it  8)

      Looking forward to meeting you  :scarf:

      Great stuff Cas! :)

      Very happy for you Kate, I know what it feels like, back in 2011 when I came to Liverpool for the very first time!
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      Reply #9: Oct 16, 2016 02:18:49 pm
      Great stuff Cas! :)

      Very happy for you Kate, I know what it feels like, back in 2011 when I came to Liverpool for the very first time!

      When I read the messages this morning I literally had a flashback of a 12 year old me, watching my first LFC games on TV thinking, this is it, this is where I'll go one day, watch a game, sing those songs and no matter how cheesy it may sound, its a dream come true, that little girl's dream come true :)

      And you my friend, you are taking the whole love for scouseland of us foreigners to another level, going to study, live there. Hope you and your missus are all settled in your new home now. 
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      Reply #10: Oct 16, 2016 03:07:37 pm
      Well that escalated quickly and beautifully didn't it.

      Enjoy yourself Kateykoo. ;)
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      Reply #11: Oct 16, 2016 03:22:22 pm
      Well that escalated quickly and beautifully didn't it.

      Enjoy yourself Kateykoo. ;)

      Thank you my dear Exiled. Any chance of meeting you in Liverpool? Would love it if possible.
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      Reply #12: Oct 16, 2016 03:48:29 pm
      Have fun Kate. I truly know how you feel. I felt the same way last year when I went to Liverpool. Enjoy yourself in the great city of Liverpool and at the game.
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      Reply #13: Oct 16, 2016 03:49:33 pm
      Have fun Kate. I truly know how you feel. I felt the same way last year when I went to Liverpool. Enjoy yourself in the great city of Liverpool and at the game.

      Thanks Firepool, can't wait :)
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      Reply #14: Oct 16, 2016 04:04:53 pm
      Enjoy, Kate!

      Booking.com sorted us out when we traveled over. I think we ended up staying at the Crowne Plaza next to the Royal Liver Building. Perfect location with Liverpool ONE down the road to the right and Anfield a short trip up the hill to the left. And it was right on the water so it was a brilliant spot. But any spot in the middle of the city is really convenient.

      For train tickets, pre-book your tickets online and get a one-way stop from Euston to Lime St. Seemed a nightmare to have to sort out on the day as they were slow and busy the day we went which was a Saturday morning. Would hate to deal with that and potentially miss out on a train.
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      Reply #15: Oct 16, 2016 04:30:06 pm
      Oh MsG.... Yes, please. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are the best, I am so happy, thank you! Can't wait for a hug and pint with you :)

      WAHS, thanks for the advice mate, gave me a boost there since I wasn't sure if I can make it all happen in such a short span.

      Diego, looking forward to meeting you as well and thanks for the tips. Yes, I am also thinking city center, but not sure if it'll be a hostel, still going through booking.com, but I'll get it sorted, most importantly, a wonderful lady found me a ticket :)

      This is why I love this place, so many great people and MsG, scousers are not good, you're BOSS!



      So happy for you Kate, love helping people's dreams come true  :gt-happyup: we'll have a great time hun  8)
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      Reply #16: Oct 16, 2016 06:14:44 pm
      Thank you my dear Exiled. Any chance of meeting you in Liverpool? Would love it if possible.

      I'm not too sure Kate, I have to do in-law visits once a month down to the Midlands and it'll fall on that weekend but if that changes I'll try and nip over.

      Regardless of that you'll have a lovely time with ar MsG, a hospitable and warning host she be.
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      Reply #17: Oct 16, 2016 06:18:11 pm
      I'm not too sure Kate, I have to do in-law visits once a month down to the Midlands and it'll fall on that weekend but if that changes I'll try and nip over.

      Regardless of that you'll have a lovely time with ar MsG, a hospitable and warning host she be.

      If only the Grafton was still open.
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      Reply #18: Oct 16, 2016 06:51:31 pm
      I love my Red Family, they never fail to warm the cockles of my heart  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:
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      Reply #19: Oct 16, 2016 07:33:39 pm

       :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

      I love my Red Family, they never fail to warm the cockles of my heart  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:

      One big family Debs  :hug: :hug:
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      Reply #20: Oct 16, 2016 08:01:21 pm

      Nobody like them Cas, the generosity is above and beyond any other fanbase.
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      Reply #21: Oct 16, 2016 08:04:48 pm
      Nobody like them Cas, the generosity is above and beyond any other fanbase.

      It's always been like that Debs, no one more generous than the Scousers  8)
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      Reply #22: Oct 16, 2016 08:12:30 pm
      It's always been like that Debs, no one more generous than the Scousers  8)

      I know Hun but it still dazzles me everytime it happens.  Gives me such a warm glow  ;D
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      Reply #23: Oct 16, 2016 11:07:48 pm
      Enjoy, Kate!

      Booking.com sorted us out when we traveled over. I think we ended up staying at the Crowne Plaza next to the Royal Liver Building. Perfect location with Liverpool ONE down the road to the right and Anfield a short trip up the hill to the left. And it was right on the water so it was a brilliant spot. But any spot in the middle of the city is really convenient.

      For train tickets, pre-book your tickets online and get a one-way stop from Euston to Lime St. Seemed a nightmare to have to sort out on the day as they were slow and busy the day we went which was a Saturday morning. Would hate to deal with that and potentially miss out on a train.

      Cheers Crouchie, I'll do the on line booking as you say, kinda like to have things sorted beforehand.
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      Reply #24: Oct 16, 2016 11:10:48 pm
      I'm not too sure Kate, I have to do in-law visits once a month down to the Midlands and it'll fall on that weekend but if that changes I'll try and nip over.

      Regardless of that you'll have a lovely time with ar MsG, a hospitable and warning host she be.

      Too bad mate, I'll be hoping for a change :)

      As for having a great time with MsG, I have no doubt about it.
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      Reply #25: Oct 16, 2016 11:18:51 pm
      I love my Red Family, they never fail to warm the cockles of my heart  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:
      It's always been like that Debs, no one more generous than the Scousers  8)

      I love my Red Family, they never fail to warm the cockles of my heart  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:

      Agreed Ladies, was just telling those same things to my friend tonight. Told her how I no time you helped me with the ticket, how you are all open for a meet up, how fans from all over the world are welcomed, just like family. Its amazing.

      Debs, would love to meet you as well if its possible :)

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      Reply #26: Oct 17, 2016 09:10:59 am
      Agreed Ladies, was just telling those same things to my friend tonight. Told her how I no time you helped me with the ticket, how you are all open for a meet up, how fans from all over the world are welcomed, just like family. Its amazing.

      Debs, would love to meet you as well if its possible :)



      Will do my best to get over there Kate, if I've got the cash I might even try for a ticket  ;D
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      Reply #27: Oct 21, 2016 08:57:15 am
      Got a ticket for the game as well! :) I was willing to pass it over to you Kate but I'm glad you already have one so I can be there as well ;D
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      Reply #28: Oct 22, 2016 07:20:31 pm
      Got a ticket for the game as well! :) I was willing to pass it over to you Kate but I'm glad you already have one so I can be there as well ;D

      Great to hear that mate, I booked my tickets the other day, so properly hipped now :D
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      Reply #29: Oct 22, 2016 08:13:28 pm
      Disagreements, difference of opinions seen in many threads and yet it's always heartening to see threads like this.
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      Reply #30: Oct 23, 2016 11:06:19 am
      I'll be at this game as well .
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      Reply #31: Nov 16, 2016 12:10:55 am
      So not gonna have to stay in London as long as I initially thought, which gives me more time for exploring Liverpool and gonna take Diego's advice and do the Anfield tour. Can't wait! :D
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      Reply #32: Nov 16, 2016 12:36:35 am
      So not gonna have to stay in London as long as I initially thought, which gives me more time for exploring Liverpool and gonna take Diego's advice and do the Anfield tour. Can't wait! :D

      Nice one Kate! Do you know which day you arrive in the city?
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      Reply #33: Nov 17, 2016 11:39:20 pm
      Nice one Kate! Do you know which day you arrive in the city?

      Friday Diego, I'm planning on getting there on Friday morning. Gonna do the last planning of things this weekend, since my job leaves me not a lot of free time :)
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      Reply #34: Dec 04, 2016 04:31:04 pm
      And I finally did it. Last week I was in Liverpool and watched the game with Sunderland at Anfield. It went by so fast, even now it seems surreal. I spent a day in London and two in Liverpool. I loved every minute of my stay in Liverpool and that is all due to the great people from this forum that I had the pleasure to finally meet in person after almost 8 years on here.

      Anfield is simply majestic. The game was great, I was in the Kop, singing, cheering with the heart in my throat, those emotions are just inexplicable. 90 minutes were not enough tho, I sooo wanna do it again, be part of that many more times. I sure will be back.

      While in Liverpool, I had the pleasure to meet Diego, MsG, Kenny, Andy and El Batez. I just wanted to say thanks to you all for making my stay there wonderful, it was beyond any expectation. Thank you Diego for being the best host ever, while showing me the city and Anfield, thank you MsG for the ticket and wonderful energy you cary with you, wish we spent more time together, thank you Kenny mate for the great time and sharing those Scousie stories with me, meant the world that to me, you are such a great person. The last two Gents I met shortly before the game, you are both great, fun, proper Reds. Much love to you all. Liverpool has my heart, now more then ever.
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      Reply #35: Dec 04, 2016 05:43:41 pm
      It was wonderful to meet you Kate, sorry our time together wasn't longer but hopefully next time  ;) Glad you enjoyed your time here and was happy we won  :D Till next time hun  ;D
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      Reply #36: Dec 05, 2016 06:33:58 pm
      Glad the team won on yer visit Kate was nice to meet you , you couldn't fail to enjoy the company you kept Cas Kenny who is a top man Alan so funny And Diego taking the time to show you around all very sound reds , to the next time .
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      Reply #37: Nov 26, 2017 01:37:38 pm
      Can't believe it's been a year. Makes me feel things all over again and wanna get back there as soon as possible.

      I miss you Anfield, Liverpool and all you great people I had the pleasure of meeting there.

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