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posted Oct 6, 2010
Thanks for that it's although I just think it's a case of once bitten twice shy. I know all American millionaires are probably not self serving, egotistical, exploitation machines. Just the vast majority.
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I think all this is great. The sooner they go under, the better. All we will have then is Moan Utd fans banging on about history instead of all you Liverpool fans. This is what happens when you let foreigners runs a football club. Abramovich and the Sheikh at city have billions to play with, these yanks have millions, a big difference and when it comes to re-investing, the millions will soon run out. I bet Joe Cole is a bit sick now. "The best club in the world" he called it, I think "The only stupid club to pay his wages" more like....
I still have an ominous feeling that this is far from over and the club will be forced into administration before a sale happens.But then I am a pessimist.
I think this is symptomatic of the EPL in general. BigSimon, you say that Abramovich and the Abu Dhabi group have billions, and of course you're right there, but what if they left tomorrow. I'm not saying they will, but would Chelsea and Manchester City survive. If the current crop of players at both clubs were to play out their contracts without the financial clout of the current owners, I think they'd both be in serious trouble. For goodness sake, Ya Ya Toure is on a £56 million contract, and he's just one of many of unbeleivable contracts at Eastlands. I'm a City fan and have been for years, and a fan of football in general, and I hate to see any club in financial troubles, (even the loathed Old Firm up here in Scotland), but has no-one learned from Leeds Utd et al, I guess not.
Everyone associated with LFC are so desperate to rid of the prats also known as Hicks & Gillett, that they will accept anyone taking over. My question is are we trading two prats for one? The banner 'built by Shanks - broke by yanks' comes to mind. I say we tread carefully because with the Americans money comes first; I don't trust them at all. With the Arabs and rest of the world it is to do with Football and popularity. Why do you think whenever new owners come in they state they want to buy Ronaldo, Kaka, Torres or Beckham. They want to be seen and recognised by the world. If they don't mention them names they wion't be seen on any search engines; it's the fame game for them because they have so much money they don't know what to do with it. i say us all associated by LFC need to be wary and sceptical.
i'd just like to say, as a part owner of RBS (being a tax paying member of the English public) and United supporter, I feel they should extend the loan. We can't have Liverpool getting out of their own mess any time soon.On a fairer note, it would be good for Liverpool to get an owner who knows how to market a product, rather than just raw money. But what does all this do for the manager?
It's all part of a lower league club campaign, to have the founders of the Prem suffer and go out of business, for dumping on the other 70 clubs in the way of the Glasgow2 Arsenal, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Coventry City, Crystal Palace, Everton, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Oldham Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wimbledon were the original 22 founders of the Prem, where are they all now? <evil grin>It actually wouldn't hurt Liverpool FC to have a spell in the second tier again, they'll then find an enigmatic Scotsman for a manager and probably somebody called Hunt to score some cracking goals for them. They might even get a hardman defender called Smith, who won't fall over like a ponce every time he wants a free kick However, in the unlikely event that LFC go the way of the mob from Plough Lane, I'm sure the supporters could put together an AFC Liverpool that would put the Dons rise to shame.
comment by Matt_Utd_FC (U8939275)I know, cos since they've taken over we've gone downhill. Only winning the PL three times and the CL once.__________________________________________________________________________Typical Utd fan, always banging on about "history".Arent you the proud owners of the Mickey Mouse Cup? And before you say it, The Mickey Mouse Cup is almost as poor as the nothing we got. But there again we're apparently in crisis and you've got your decline and fall to look forward to.
But what does all this do for the manager?--------------------------------------------Firstly the club has to be sold, Hicks and Gillett are moneysucking leeches who don't give a toss about Liverpool FC and they're attempts to sack Ayre and Purslow confirm this. Secondly, and on the subject of the question it depends what the owners and directors view of Hodgson is and where do they want to go? Personally speaking, the easy option is not there, shove Roy upstairs and bring in a new man and not have to pay Roy huge compensation (Kenny's already there). So Roy's bacon could be saved as the only realistic manager, forget Lippi, Rijkard et al considering where we are at this moment, is MON. We all know what he did to Kenny at Celtic (told the board he ran the show, goodbye Kenny) so would any new owner bring him in and get rid of Kenny? I doubt it, so Roy could get until the end of the season at which time unless he's drastically improved the scenario he should be shown the door. The other option is sack Roy now and put Kenny in charge till the end of the season. Either way if the take over happens I'd lay money on a new man in charge at the start of next season.
posted Oct 7, 2010
it is dangerous to sell a club to businessman....glazers,hicks,gillett,and more to shrewd americans who are too good at empty promises.hicks and gillett and damn right to say that the club is undervalued.the would be owners are surely taking undue advantage of the situation.the managing director is surely a RBS man,less interested in liverpool future and works more in the interest of RBS.One solution for hicks and gillett to abort the sales is just to pay off the rbs.the MD will not be able to prevent it,and the rbs would have to accept the payment.
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