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Liverpool FC Sale: pressure on Broughton to select the right investors but where are SOS & ShareLiverpoolFC?Posted: August 2, 2010 in LFC Posts
Tags: George Gillett, Liverpool FC, Martin Broughton, ShareLiverpoolFC, Spirit of Shankly, Tom Hicks
Like most supporters I’ve been reading with a great deal of interest, mixed in with a high degree of scepticism, about the potential sale of Liverpool FC by the end of next week. It seems unlikely a sale of this magnitude and complexity could be concluded so quickly when you consider that Martin Broughton has been given the mandate to only sell to the right investors i.e. those who will pay off the debt, build a new stadium and give Roy Hodgson a treasure chest to invest in new players.
Of course, there is also the Hicks and Gillett factor to consider. (more…)
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…)
Tags: Champions League, English Premier League, George Gillett, Liverpool FC, Liverpool Football Club, Tom Hicks
No matter which way you slice it, Liverpool are having a dreadful season. How many false dawns can one team experience in a season only to see them dashed on the rocks by a poor performance the following week. Showing ‘character’ and looking for the positives in a loss or a draw simply isn’t good enough.
The startling statistic is that Liverpool have only won 1 game in the last 10 and who knows if that’s the end of our current decline. A Fiorentina win on Tuesday will be the end of our European season, no matter what our result at Debrecen, and then it’s off to Everton who will be more than happy to compound our misery.
The problem I’m having is finding any positives from this season. In fact the list of reasons for Liverpool’s dreadful campaign is so long, and has been debated endlessly on websites such as this one, that I really don’t have to write any of them down as you know them as well as I do.
So let’s face facts, the season is over. The clubs Executives have to start laying out their strategy for next season, and beyond, and begin the rebuilding process as of the January transfer window. I would rather the club announce they accept responsibility for doing a bad job in building on the momentum from last season and get on with it. That will mean getting rid of players who are not committed to the club, who don’t have the required talent and ultimately reconsider the tactical approaches that have led us to this unacceptable position. If that happened, I would have a great deal more respect for those running the club.
With the possibility of no Champions League money coming in the door this will be a tremendously difficult task. But wait, don’t we have two millionaire owners? Time to put your hand in your pockets George & Tom. But of course if this were the only option they’d sell in a second. Perhaps the first positive step in developing a new strategy to rebuild the club is to say goodbye to these two dead weights.