Posts Tagged ‘Liverpool Football Club’
Tags: LFC, Liverpool Football Club, Tom Hicks
Tags: Europa League, Liverpool Football Club, Macedonia, Rabotnicki, Roy Hodgson, Skopje
Liverpool travel to Macedonia to play FK Rabotnicki in the 3rd round qualifier of the Europa League on Thursday, July 29th with the return leg at Anfield on August 5th. This will be Roy Hodgson’s first competitive game in charge of Liverpool, so it will be a match not to miss.
Calling all Liverpool FC fans from around the world: here’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a shareholder in the club.Posted: June 8, 2010 in LFC Posts
Tags: Dr Rogan Taylor, Liverpool Football Club, ShareLiverpoolFC
There’s an organization you no doubt will have heard of called ShareLiverpoolFC (SLFC) who, led by Dr Rogan Taylor a Liverpool fan for almost 50 years and the director of the Football Industry Group at the University of Liverpool, have been working diligently to create an organization that can mount a serious and financially sound way for fans like you and me to own equity in Liverpool FC and, if there are enough of us prepared to commit ourselves, outright ownership. That means no more Hicks’s or Gillette’s again, ever. Think it’s impossible? Think again. Clubs like Bayern Munich and Barcelona have exactly this kind of ownership model and are obviously two of the worlds most successful clubs.
So how does this all work? Here’s a quote from the SLFC web site explaining it:
“The ShareLiverpoolFC plan involves a minimum investment of £500 to buy a share in the company seeking to own equity in the Club. The share is not-for-profit; one fan: one share, and confers the right to stand for election to the board and the right to vote in any elections. ShareLiverpoolFC has over 35,000 registered supporters whose current pledges alone could raise up to £40 million in order to acquire a stake in the club.”
The drive is now on to get as many of the estimated 4 million Liverpool fans in the UK & Ireland and the countless millions of fans around the world to register their commitment on SLFC’s web site as soon as possible. Why the urgency now? Because “the board of ShareLiverpoolFC just confirmed it now has the required funds to underwrite the costs of organizing and delivering a full share issue under stringent regulations of the UK’s Financial Services Authority”.
The reality is Liverpool FC is up for sale, albeit at a ridiculous price expected by those greedy American bastards, so this is the opportunity that SLFC and all Liverpool fans have been waiting for. SLFC says “This is our time” meaning the chance for all Liverpool fans to own and protect the club they love, forever.
In an update email I received today from SLFC it further explained the viability of their proposal:
“Unlike the collapsing ‘Red Knights’ proposal at Man Utd, ShareLiverpoolFC’s plan does not depend upon a few wealthy fans, rather it relies upon the collective efforts of individual supporters in order to raise the funds necessary; not high net worth individuals behind the organisation”.
SLFC are backed by past Liverpool heros John Aldridge and John Barnes who have both been long time supporters of their efforts.
This is indeed a fantastic opportunity to get Liverpool FC in the right hands – true and loyal supporters whose only desire is for the club to flourish financially, on the pitch and in the trophy room.
To learn more and register your commitment CLICK HERE to go to the ShareLiverpoolFC web site.
Please let as many Liverpool supporters know about ShareLiverpoolFC as possible and help make this dream a reality.
Tags: LFC, Liverpool Football Club, Rafa Benitez, Rafalution
On May 10th I set up a simple poll which asked if Rafa was still the man to lead Liverpool. Of the 206 votes cast 57% (117) said ‘No’ and felt it was time to end the ‘Rafalution’ and find a new manager, with 43% (89) feeling Benitez should still be the man in charge. In comparison, when I asked the same question back in December only 29% felt it was time for a managerial change.
Tags: English Premier League, Fernando Torres, Liverpool Football Club, Rafa Benitez
I think I’m on safe ground in stating that Fernando Torres is one of the finest strikers in the world and as such has every right to want and expect to play in a team with players of the same calibre. On his website Torres says “The most important thing is for the club is to try and sign quality players, footballers who improve the quality of current squad… next season we want to be challenging for the Premier League title, and the Champions League or Europa League, but for that to happen we need some new signings”.
Tags: English Premier League, Fabregas, Howard Webb, Liverpool Football Club, Manchester United
Only last month Liverpool found themselves deep into injury time and up against the wall attempting to get something out of the game away to Arsenal. Liverpool were awarded a free kick outside the Arsenal box, Gerrard sends the ball over the wall only for Fabregas on the edge of the penalty area to deliberately handle it and referee Howard Webb, a few yards away, dismisses an obvious penalty and Liverpool lose the game. (Here’s the link to the post I wrote about that incident – click here).
Yesterday at Old Trafford Webb was at it again. Liverpool got off to a roaring start and had taken a deserved lead through an excellent Fernando Torres header. Things were looking good. Several minutes later, however, Valencia gets the ball and heads toward the 18 yard box only to be fouled by Mascherano a few feet outside the box but due to his momentum ends up falling inside the penalty area. Once again Webb made another critical ruling against Liverpool and judged the initial foul to have been committed inside the box and awards United a penalty which got them back into the game both from a scoring and, more importantly, a psychological point of view.
Would United have still gone on to win the game had the penalty not been given? I’m not so sure. They had the better of the play in the second half but the penalty changed the game and robbed Liverpool of the upper hand and the momentum they had created. Had Liverpool been able to frustrate United deeper into the 1st half and gone in at half-time 1-0 up we may have seen a different outcome. Poor decisions like this completely change the complexion of a match and that’s exactly what happened at Old Trafford
During an after match interview Benitez refused to make too many comments about the penalty decision but clearly felt that United getting level so quickly after Liverpool had taken the lead was a major blow and changed the game.
Let’s hope Liverpool have seen the last of Howard Webb for a long time to come.
Tags: Arsenal, English Premier League, Fabregas, Liverpool Football Club, Steven Gerrard
Click HERE to see the video of the handball.
Once again this season, Liverpool were denied a penalty, this time deep into injury time in Wednesday evenings match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
In the 94th minute, and with the match hanging in the balance, Liverpool were awarded a free-kick outside the Arsenal penalty box, the taking of which was delayed due to Fabregas refusing to get back 10 yards. He was rightly booked. Gerrard stepped up, took the free which was going over Fabregas’s head and toward the top right hand corner of the goal only for him to raise his arm and deliberately block it. Referee Howard Webb should have immediately been pointing to the spot but, as we have seen some many times this season, Liverpool were sickeningly denied.
“I’m really disappointed with the handball decision,” said Rafael Benítez, the Liverpool manager. “It is a handball and has to be a penalty. I don’t know [why he didn’t give it]. The referee was there. We’ve had some decisions this year which we’re not happy about.”
I wish the league had the guts to do something about players who deliberately cheat like this but, as we saw with Thierry Henry, the gutless powers to be will stand by and do absolutely nothing.
Gutsy display gives Liverpool FC deserved victory over dirty Everton: Portsmouth loss the catalyst to new found form.Posted: February 7, 2010 in LFC Posts
Tags: Dirk Kuyt, English Premier League, everton, LFC, Liverpool Football Club, merseyside derby, Rafa Benitez
There’s going to be a lot of analysis about Liverpool’s excellent win over Everton on Saturday with the main focus on the Reds grit and determination, even when they were down to ten men. Everton just couldn’t cope and resorted to tackles that should have brought them at least two red cards earlier in the game before Pienaar was eventually, and justifiably, sent off.
It was an enthralling match with few goal scoring chances, the highlights being Gerrard’s terrific free-kick from just outside the box that hit the cross-bar with Howard well beaten and Dirk Kuyt’s close range, match winning, header from a perfect Gerrard corner kick. Kuyt deserves a lot a credit for his positioning and persistence on that one. Fortunately, Cahill missed a glorious opportunity to put Everton ahead at the end of the 1st half although, looking at the replay, Reina may well have had it covered.
The big controversy’s of course were the sending off’s, or should I say the lack of them. (more…)
Tags: LFC, Liverpool Football Club, Steven Gerrard
Until Fabio Capello makes a decision it has yet to be seen if John Terry has rogered his way out of England captaincy. In any event it seems highly unlikely that Terry will be asked to quit the national team altogether, he’s just too valuable. However, if the captaincy does go up for grabs then Steven Gerrard should be the automatic choice to replace him.
Gerrard is a natural leader. He has led Liverpool impeccably since 2003 (Wikipedia), he’s the ultimate motivator that leads by example, has the experience required, is a game winner and is simply the best midfielder in the world.
I read that Piers Morgan feels than Wayne Rooney should be offered the job if Terry is asked to step down but I just don’t see him having the temperament for the job that will be required in South Africa, even though he is having a phenomenal season. He’s still too volatile, though he has matured over the past couple of seasons. Plus, I don’t think Rooney would have any issues with Gerrard being the lead guy on the field as the two have a great relationship and respect for each other, according to Gerrard’s biography.
It’s going to be interesting to see how this situation plays out but if Gerrard does become the new England captain it will be a totally fitting reward for his flawless career and will make this years World Cup even more fascinating.
Tags: Bob Paisley, George Gillett, Liverpool FC, Liverpool Football Club, Tom Hicks
There are four words you will never hear from todays Liverpool hierarchy: “Sorry I was wrong”. Of course, I’m referring to the American owners, Liverpool Executive and Rafa Benitez.
Some of the most successful days at Anfield were led by a wonderful man called Bob Paisley who was likely the most self-effacing manager in the history of the club. There was no arrogance to be found even at the executive level. You never heard from them. They just went quietly about their business and let the team do the talking on the pitch. (more…)