Liverpool Rumours Archive October 13 2010

 

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13 Oct 2010 23:57:51
Judge jim jordan facebook page been taken down or crashed, being bombarded with unpleasant messages to say the least. can understand the frustration and anger, but can't help but wonder how it makes us look / 0=

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13 Oct 2010 23:54:31
People keep saying ALONSO back to us, is there any chance? this would by far be the sighning of the season

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13 Oct 2010 23:52:38
My underatanding is that the sale NESV was deemed best because they are most likely to kep us commercially succsessful ( when the new ruling comes to pass) and not clowns shugar daddys, like who you know.
RHI

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13 Oct 2010 23:51:30
11.40pm: An interesting email from a law student. "The Texas judge who issued the injunction has not made an decision on the merits of the case. The injunction just halts everything until there is a hearing. The grounds for granting an emergency TRO are that the actions will create irreparable harm that cannot be adequately compensated for through monetary damages. I suspect that once Judge Jordan actually has a hearing on the issue, he will dismiss it and remove the injunction. The Texas courts probably do have jurisdiction, but they will be hesitant to take it when it will put them in conflict with English courts that are better able to adjudicate the issue. Hopefully, this has only temporarily delayed the sale and Liverpool will avoid administration, but H&G have probably bought themselves a couple more days."

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13 Oct 2010 23:50:22
DOES ANYONE HAVE EMAIL ADDS FOR THE HICKS FAMILY

I SAY SEND THERE SYSTEMS INTO MELTDOWN AND TELL HIM WHAT WE THINK! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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13 Oct 2010 23:47:35
Just want your thoughts ed on this if rbs call there loan in on the 15th an randolph an mortimer can't pay then rbs own the club an can do whatever they like am i right? ?? so why have them to w* kers got an injuction to be heard in a texas court on the 25th just f*ckoff you horrible pair of c* ts ! {ed's note - yes, but admin would mean the sales process would have to start all over again.}

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13 Oct 2010 23:43:29
Gang, Chill we are on the verge of having our club back, the bad yanks are playing a holding game now to attempt the board to have to disclose all evaluations ans bids made to the club. Most folk I have spoken to in the know this was probably going to happen as if for no other reason if opens the gate for other parties to join the bun fight.

I expect the order to be removed tomorrow pm at the earliest and for the sale to continue in the meantime.

we are all but there, sematincs aside NESV will be funding our future.

At last we can rebuild in an orderly fashion. And I so hope Broughton is kept on in some advisory fashion as he ha done brillaintly

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13 Oct 2010 23:41:08
Ed mate is this for reall i mean the d*mn man just lost a baseball team in bankruptcy court in texas just this year certainly the court knows he is a greedy c*nt either that or he has a friend that is helping him out but what worries me is that the date that was stated earlier is the 25th of october will we be put into admin because of all this really this is not fair to anyone he is only hurting himself by doing this i mean who willl want to do business with him anytime after ths now and where is gillette what does he have to say we only ever hear from hicks i want know what the other arse thinks is he quiet b/ c he wants this to be over any thoughts ED??


REDMAN {ed's note - I think you should take a good look at the Guardian's blog concerning this (www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2010/oct/13/liverpool-sale-high-court-verdict-live), it is very informative on this issue. I think it is correct that H&G are just playing for time and trying to force RBS and NEVS to pay them off or put the club into admin.}

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13 Oct 2010 23:39:50
Look lets be honest here rbs purslo etc etc etc are very clever people and i don't thnk for one minute they thought this was over. They would have known what h+g sorry hitler and the gastapo were up to, and im sure this will be sorted soon again in are favour unless some other useless american firm decides to loan these two idiots money by friday which i very much doubt.

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13 Oct 2010 23:38:11
Look we all knew he was going to do something else keep the head and don't worry, his a cancer and cancer doesn't like to let go, Im sure the board knew about this route but didn't think the pricks would slumb this low its the final sting of a dying wasp.keep the head my friends YWNA
Pete

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13 Oct 2010 23:35:42
IF THIS STORY WASNT WORLDWIDE IN FOOTBALL CIRCLES ALREADY I THINK WE CAN SAFELY SAY IT WILL BE BY THE MORNING

i DONT THINK WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PEOPLE BECOMING "INVOLVED" FROM THE FA AS I BELEIVE FIFA WILL NOW SERIOUSLY LOOK INTO THIS TO SEE THAT IT DOESNT HAPPEN EVER AGAIN. .

I THINK THAT PARASITE MAY HAVE JUST CHANGED FOOTBALL OWNERSHIP WORLDWIDE FOREVER! ! ! !

FIFA WILL NOW REACT BIG TIME TO THIS AND CHANGE THE RULES FOR GOOD! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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13 Oct 2010 23:34:59
RBS, Broughton and NESV have dealings in America, therefore the courts do have jurisdiction, so I've heard. This is gonna get political. Its involving the taxpayer effectively, the Government won't stand back and let this happen when it involves the UK working population.

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13 Oct 2010 23:33:44
Deal going through as planned on the basis that this latest antic would have come as no surprise to the Board, LFC or NESV. The attendance at tonight's Board meeting by Henry was planned with this in mind, conclude the sale and pay RBS. Laurel & Hardy have just created another mess for themselves as well as another f* *in bill they won't be able to pay. KEEP THE FAITH IT WILL ALL COME OUT IN THE WASH!

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13 Oct 2010 23:26:28
Liverpool Statement: Following the successful conclusion of High Court proceedings today, the Boards of Directors of Kop Football and Kop Holdings met tonight and resolved to complete the sale of Liverpool FC to New England Sports Ventures.

Regretably, Thomas Hicks and George Gillett have tonight obtained a Temporary Restraining Order from a Texas District Court against the independent directors, Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and NESV to prevent the transaction being completed.

The independent directors consider the restraining order to be unwarranted and damaging and will move as swiftly as possible to seek to have it removed.

A further statement will be made in due course.


Now F*ck off Hicks ya Parasite

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13 Oct 2010 23:23:05
As i wrote a couple of days ago, about my friend in the solicitors, I rang him just there because i was so annoyed, anyway his response was this, Hicks and gillete do not have a leg to stand on all these bases would have been covered, sure they could of done that to reconstitute the board the first time instead of going to court in england.This is most likely a pr stunt to show there american investors that they did not lose the case but were swindled, insuring they save face infront of there other business interests.Liverpoo fc would have a writing article in the clubs documents that the club is subject to british laws.

Red Ted

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13 Oct 2010 23:21:39
I guess these two yanks don't want to ever set a foot in the united kingdom ever again. Obama should get involved and bust these hillybillys a new one. this is just ridiculous. seriously though there must be some american reds that could you know *cough* get rid of em

@The problem is, Hicks and Gillette have a point, if they can prove that there was a third bidder who was going to buy Liverpool for 400m then they are in there right to accept it. Liverpool's true valuation is around 400-450m so the Yanks genuinely have a case and probably have been swindled

Your totally right but to add to it, just because they have bid doesn't mean that the board have to accept it, its what they feel is the best offer/ future input for the club moving foward. 100 people could bid but only onw is going to win and be the proud owner of liverpool football club and as stated in the high court today the liverpool board as long as they get a majority vote can sell to whom they like.

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13 Oct 2010 23:21:36
Just been looking around and came up with this

will be back in court tomorow were a judge will say whos telling me i can't rule on a english case tell that texan t@#t he is contempt of court and issue a warrant for his arrest

tazz YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 23:20:09
"Does anyone else feel like jumping on a plane to texas and doing something very stupid?"

Absolutely, mate. But we ned to get the Queen (and all the king's horses) on board to reclaim the land that the criminals from the ship Mayflower discovered.
RHI

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13 Oct 2010 23:19:17
I'm sick to f%cking death with these two c%nts now. ed, whats the story with these late twists. anyone on here a lawyer? i think they might know they are not going to win but they are holding out for deadline day. a passing gift to us all. . .9 points. im pulling my bloody hair out here {ed's note - it is greed mate, they are hoping for a pay off to get the sale through quickly.}

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13 Oct 2010 23:18:06
What the hell! I stop paying attention for all of one hour and hicks has already f* *ed it up by the time I get back on. When is he going to quit? And does this Texas restraining order have any power whatsoever in the UK?
As an American I am truly embarrassed that any part of our legal system would agree with this cowboy! also i feel bad for Gillette because I feel he has wanted out for a long time and Hicks is just dragging his name through the mud.

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13 Oct 2010 23:17:17
Let's hope this is a last ditch attempt to save face, which won't work. There is no way a district court in Texas can overule London High Court. Let this be a lesson to all clubs in England, be careful who you do business with. These two supossed business men could wipe LFC of the planet. Sad, sad day.

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13 Oct 2010 23:14:57
""Ed, I managed to get drunk in 30 minutes but after reading the latest staff in rumours I soberd up. It's just too complicated. . but I slowly read through every post trying to understand the situation. . I s it a bad dream.? {ed's note - I wish it was mate, but it is worse because it is really happening.}"

ed, in the words of Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Russian revolutionary from the 19th century: " What is to be done?" SEnd emails to Obama or selling my mortgage to find a contract killer.? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ? {ed's note - maybe both?}"
Sorry. ed I am at the end of my wits, and going nuts. . again. Let's wait for it to settle and then decide on the collective form of influence on the events.
RHI

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13 Oct 2010 23:12:13
My knowledge of the law is only rudimentary but it seems that Hicks is clutching at straws by trying to use Forum Convieniens (the most appropriate court for the resolution of a particular dispute). It could be a legal ploy to get any future legal action held in the state of Texas. I don't know how this will work as he has already submitted to the English courts juristiction which is binding. I can't see how Texan state law could possibly overide British and EU law; LFC is based in the Uk and Kop holdings is as far as I know registered in the Cayman Islands. (You can however file a claim pretty much anywhere check out the English libel courts they are usually full of yanks)
Hicks is describing the deal to sell Lfc as an epic swindle. I posted a few days ago about Bob Diamond , it looks as though Hicks is basing his claim upon the Barcap-Diamond-Redsox link. He is probably right but as a liverpool supporter I f*cking hope he gets shafted, even better if he knows it and can do bugger all about it.
My guess is the board would have known this was coming and will already have a plan in place to deal with it.

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13 Oct 2010 23:10:24
I'm not sure that administration would result in a 9pt deduction now. .It doesn't have to. it's up to the Premier League.

The Liverpool board have done absolutely everything to sort out this problem and the Premier League WILL consider this.

Also, don't forget that Broughton has a Plan B and a Plan C if Hicks had won. .If Hicks had won then it would be administration so if RBS called in the loan then Plan B or Plan C may apply. .

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13 Oct 2010 23:10:07
I just can't f###ing believe this crap! why can't the americans just eff off and leave the club alone. Bringing more disgrace to themselves! I swear to god i would LOVE to punch their faces so hard that my fists would follow through in one clean punch. i'm so gutted for our fans, the players, the manager and for the whole club! i've just turned 26 and getting rid of the americans would of been the best present ever but look whats happened.
We're gonna have to keep up the fight and show them 2 ugly mugs what our club and fans are made up off and that's not GREED! !

ynwa

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13 Oct 2010 23:05:54
. so what happens about fridays deadline now?
surely RBS can sell to who-ever they like after that date?

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13 Oct 2010 23:05:10
Hey guys just popping down my local court tomorrow

Gunna sue Bill Gates as windows 7 was my idea.

If Hicks pulls this off Ill eat my own a* e

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13 Oct 2010 23:04:29
The problem is as far as i'm understanding whilst the deal is regarding a british club. is Kop Holdings an american registered company and therefore who does have juristiction this just gets worse

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13 Oct 2010 23:00:35
I guess these two yanks don't want to ever set a foot in the united kingdom ever again. Obama should get involved and bust these hillybillys a new one. this is just ridiculous. seriously though there must be some american reds that could you know *cough* get rid of em

@The problem is, Hicks and Gillette have a point, if they can prove that there was a third bidder who was going to buy Liverpool for 400m then they are in there right to accept it. Liverpool's true valuation is around 400-450m so the Yanks genuinely have a case and probably have been swindled.

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13 Oct 2010 23:00:31
"Ed, I managed to get drunk in 30 minutes but after reading the latest staff in rumours I soberd up. It's just too complicated. . but I slowly read through every post trying to understand the situation. . I s it a bad dream.? {ed's note - I wish it was mate, but it is worse because it is really happening.}"

ed, in the words of Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Russian revolutionary from the 19th century: " What is to be done?" SEnd emails to Obama or selling my mortgage to find a contract killer. ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? {ed's note - maybe both?}

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13 Oct 2010 22:59:53
Us courts surely have no jurisdiction in the uk?
the selling restraining order should be very temporary considering the loans can be called in on friday?

as for the damages, i think i read it was rbs, liverpool directors and nesv. . is it the directors as individuals or as part of the club?

once again tip your caps and say a huge thank you to parry and moores / o=

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13 Oct 2010 22:59:44
I hope moores and parry are sitting happily on those extra illions they got for selling us to hick and gillet instead of DIC. I know DIC are broke too but maybe, just maybe they would have left with a bit more grace. I f* king hate hicks.

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13 Oct 2010 22:59:03
Is there no end to the arrogance shown by this pair of clowns. If it wasn't so sad i would laugh. Typical from a country where you can sue for millions for a broken fingernail! District court in Texass jeez what next. . supreme court in kansas? What a load of bollocks. The law in the country where the club is from and where the creditors are from has spoken. Now Fuc* off!

Dickie Di Doh

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13 Oct 2010 22:58:03
Hope da board tell hicks where to go Y.N.W.A

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13 Oct 2010 22:57:50
Stuff this - lets let RBS call the debt in (it's a UK debt) go into administration and take the 9 point deduction. Then RBS can sell it to who the hell they want!

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13 Oct 2010 22:57:22
13 Oct 2010 14:21:09
It wouldn't supprise me at all IF H&G told Broughton, Ayre and Purslow they were going to appeal today's judgement at tonght's board meeting.

Blair Mayne YNWA
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I posted the above at 14:21.

I'm not saying i told you so i'm telling you i said i wouldn't be supprised IF they tried somthing. And though and behold Hicks proove's me right again.

They can do whatever they want with Texas District court injunctions but IF this is true they will still have to put their case to the British Court Of Appeal. That's why they are trying this because they know the Appeal Court will tell them to f*ck off once again.

"Desperate time's call for desperate measure's" Comes to mind.

Blair Mayne YNWA

PS. None of us should be supprised of what they are trying after all this is H&G.

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13 Oct 2010 22:57:00
America is the country to sue people and counter-sue people that's all they do

so this can't have come as any surprise to rbs and the liverpool board and the prospective new owners

hope not anyway

keep the faith

tazz YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 22:56:55
Don't know hoe true was told by one off the lads at football tonight, roy supposedly after hangeland, palacios, simao, payet & santa cruz. Any truth in that ed or bulls* t?

BigBirdBilly {ed's note - highly unlikely he will be after anyone right now mate.}

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13 Oct 2010 22:56:32
Bloody yanks what to destroy our club. Their going to drag this club to hell and back by fighting it out in the international courts. Come on RBS call in the loan now.

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13 Oct 2010 22:54:56
Ed do you understand any of this i mean how can a court in america over rule a court in uk and furthermore if the three board members seen all these other offers and deemed them to be unacceptable then y does that matter this is the problem more people offering u money and promises that they won't follow through with atleast that is what i think the board saw ed care to shed any light of your own on this because earlier today was crying tears of joy and now i am starting to feel the tears of pain again


redman {ed's note - this is just spite and greed at work mate.}

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13 Oct 2010 22:53:40
Editor, How can a Texas judge have any jurisdiction over this case? Or are they trying to prevent NESV from buying Liverpool as they are American? {ed's note - they shouldn't have any jurisdiction over it, but apparently they can hold RBS etc as being in contempt of court within the US if they don't abide by any verdict made.}

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13 Oct 2010 22:52:47
F. k it! I start emailing to Obama. The bast. ds are shaming the US and the world community. Long live Marx and Engels!
RHI
RHI

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13 Oct 2010 22:51:02
Left the computer for an hour and I came back to see we were being sued for 1.6billion! Two words to descibe this. .F* k me! Administration on the line I reckon. Bollox!

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13 Oct 2010 22:49:23
Whats hicks up to know check sky sports quick

Red Ted

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13 Oct 2010 22:47:41
Surely nesv would have know about this rule before they made their bid/ offer

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13 Oct 2010 22:47:15
Ed, I managed to get drunk in 30 minutes but after reading the latest staff in rumours I soberd up. It's just too complicated. . but I slowly read through every post trying to understand the situation. . I s it a bad dream. ? {ed's note - I wish it was mate, but it is worse because it is really happening.}

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13 Oct 2010 22:47:06
These Yanks Are a F* king joke , thinking they can sue us for $1.6BILLION! more than £1billion! after everything we have been through today all the highs of winning the court case , thinking we had finally got rid of them and now all this crap , Why does it seem so hard to get rid of these Scum bags?

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13 Oct 2010 22:46:47
Is the meeting still going on?

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13 Oct 2010 22:46:37
SURELY NOW THE FA HAS TO STEP IN AND REVOKE HICKS AS A "FIT AND PROPER OWNER"

THIS CLOWN IS GETTING BORING NOW, THE FA HAVE TO GET INVOLVED "NOW"! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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13 Oct 2010 22:46:25
I thought international contract law said that the law of the country where the contract predominantly takes place holds, unless a different law is specified. We must assume that English law holds here. I cannot believe that RBS would have allowed American law to be specified; quite the opposite, I would expect that they specified English law.

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13 Oct 2010 22:45:11
Isn't the problem here that NESV are American and therefore they could be forced into pulling out? That leaves Liverpool facing administration and a 9pt deduction. that may be Hicks idea of revenge!

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13 Oct 2010 22:41:13
Can I take it the board meeting didn't go well then?

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13 Oct 2010 22:41:09
I say we counter-sue for Emotional Distress in the Dallas court, we just need to prove that:

*The wrongdoers conduct must be intentional or reckless
*The conduct must be outrageous and intolerable
*There must be a connection between the wrongdoer's conduct and the emotional distress
*The emotional distress must be severe
*To be successful in a lawsuit, the distress must be very extreme or outrageous

Sounds easy enough as Liverpool supporters we have suffered all of these at the hands of those two t* *s.

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13 Oct 2010 22:41:06
One question must be asked back in 2007, why was Liverpool fc sold too numbnuts Hicks who wants £1 billion damages for fu@king up his own business.So he has an injunction to stop nevs from buying lfc so do we sell to Peter?
redeyedhector

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13 Oct 2010 22:40:59
Bloody hell - 1.6bn, the club will be rich, new stadium will be small change now and Roy may get money to spend - the dickheads are not suing LFC - they are trying to sue RBS and individuals board members.

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13 Oct 2010 22:40:14
Gazza has turned up at the LFC board meeting with chicken and a 6 pack for Hicks, who he claims to have known for years


somebody just f*ckin taser Hicks while hes got his finger on the trigger

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13 Oct 2010 22:39:17
If a Texas district court has the ability to over rule an English High Court judgement its time to give up. . . What a load of Bo* ocks

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13 Oct 2010 22:35:06
$1.6b. . . ha ha ha. . . . . This is desperate! In the 2011 edition of Oxford dictionary, the word greed will have a picture of Hicks next to it. I think this is more his making than Gillett.

Gav the red

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13 Oct 2010 22:34:23
Just hqving a quick look around, because the board aren't from texas and nor is the club based in the state, Tom Hicks' injunction isn't worth the paper it's printed on THE MAN IS DESPERATE, this will be solved quite quickly i think. .

keep the faith. . . it will be sold!

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13 Oct 2010 22:28:43
I shed a few tears earlier today whilst listening to YNWA after hearing the verdict. Finally, after 2 years of hurt all of this has come to an end.

All those fans who signed petitions, sent emails, wore the black shirts, held the signs up in the kop, sang their hearts out, protested and did all they could to help raise awareness on where our club was heading under Hicks & Gillette can truly be proud of ourselves.

Liverpool fans rejoice

We are still the best fans in the world

YNWA {ed's note - you might want to hold your horses and read the Guardian blog or the BBC news.}

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13 Oct 2010 22:25:37
They the 2 tw@ts are suing for 1.6billion dollars
for the massive swindle - omg i thought after today everything was done and dusted will we ever get ridd of these 2

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13 Oct 2010 22:22:00
This is an English transaction, involving 2 American parties. But as the Club is English the U.S court has nothing. . . Just more smoke and mirrors from Hicks trying to further frustrate the deal. . again breaching the undertaking he signed with RBS. . He will be the one paying damages if he keeps up this bull sh*t.

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13 Oct 2010 22:21:56
Owen Gibson has passed on the following report about the latest classy move by Hicks & Gillett. It's a long read, but it's worth it.

The owners of Liverpool Football Club today reported that a Texas State District Court has granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) enjoining the Board of Liverpool Football Club (LFC) from executing a sale of the Club to New England Sports Ventures (NESV). The court set a hearing date of October 25, 2010.

The TRO request, signed by Judge Jim Jordan of the 160th District Court in Dallas, was part of a lawsuit filed today by the owners of LFC against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Martin Broughton, Christian Purslow, Ian Ayre, NESV and Philip Nash. The lawsuit also seeks temporary and permanent injunctions, and damages totaling approximately $1.6 billion (over £1 billion).

The suit lays out the defendants' "epic swindle" in which they conspired to devise and execute a scheme to sell LFC to NESV at a price they know to be hundreds of millions of dollars below true market value (and well below Forbes magazine's recent independent $822 million valuation of the club) - and below multiple expressions of interest and offers to buy either the club in its entirety or make minority investments (including Meriton and Mill Financial). It describes how the defendants excluded the owners from meetings, discussions and communications regarding the potential sale to NESV and interfered with efforts by the owners to obtain financing for Liverpool FC.

The Club's owners are represented by attorneys from the international law firm of Fish & Richardson.

The following are some of the key points in the complaint, which details the roles of RBS and the other defendants, and also describes previously undisclosed offers to purchase LFC:

"The Director Defendants were acting merely as pawns of RBS, wholly abdicating the fiduciary responsibilities that they owed in the sale."

"RBS has been complicit in this scheme with the Director Defendants. For example, in letters from RBS to potential investors obtained just within the past few days, RBS has informed investors that it will approve of a deal only if there is "no economic return to equity" for Messrs. Hicks and Gillett. In furtherance of this grand conspiracy, on information and belief, RBS has improperly used its influence as the club's creditor and as a worldwide banking leader to prevent any transaction that would permit Messrs. Hicks and Gillett to recover any of their initial investment in the club, much less share in the substantial appreciation in the value of Liverpool FC that their investments have created."

"On or about October 4, 2010, Mr. Hicks received a letter of interest from a third potential purchaser represented by FBR Capital Markets ("FBR"), offering to purchase Liverpool FC for £375 to £400 million ($595 to $635 million). The letter informed Mr. Hicks that the potential purchaser would not need financing, possessed the funds to close the transaction, and intended to build a new stadium for Liverpool FC."

"Additionally, the Plaintiffs learned just days ago about another potential investor that made a similar offer in the £350 to £400 million range that was communicated to Defendant Broughton and another unnamed co-conspirator in late August. According to this investor, Mr. Broughton never responded to the offer. Moreover, when the purported sale to NESV was announced, this investor again contacted Mr. Broughton and informed him that the offer, which significantly exceeded the NESV offer, was still on the table. Again, Mr. Broughton brushed this offer aside without further discussion."

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13 Oct 2010 22:19:37
American Courts have jurisdiction over part of it due to a company called Kop Football LLP (David Bond, BBC) :-

"The labyrinthine company structure created by Hicks and Gillett, consisting firstly of the club, Liverpool (LAFC). It was revealed that RBS is owed £97m by this company which breaks down as a £25m general facility, £52m for players and stadium investment and a £20m revolving facility. Above the club there is Kop Holdings Ltd which owes RBS the £200m main facility. Then there is Kop Football Holdings Ltd. This has security over the assets of Kop Holdings and LAFC. Above that is Kop Football Cayman Ltd and then Kop Football LLP, an American company registered in Delaware. It is this company Hicks and Gillett own 50/ 50."

RED LENIN {ed's note - it is about time the FA stepped in and remembered that their laws of the game expressly forbid this kind of thing and removed the owners from power forcibly if need be. This kind of shell company ownership is illegal in the FA's laws, if they enforced them then H&G would have nowhere to go.}

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13 Oct 2010 22:19:11
WTF
hicks just go , we don't want you , the club don't want you and the law says you have to go so just go
what is this sh*t a texas court stops the sale?
since when does it concern them
surely they have no rights to stop the sale - anyone know anything?

bigg2966

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13 Oct 2010 22:17:45
I wouldn't worry too much. Hicks doesn't like being beaten, but he's running out of options. It's a desperate last ditch effort to stop the sale going through tonight. That board meeting must have been a cracker.

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13 Oct 2010 22:17:31
I am not a legal expert. But i don't see how an american court in Texas. . not even their supreme court can put a ruling on a english based business?

thats like me heading over to the states and driving at 70 miles an hour on a freeway and when being stopped by a policeman saying i am english and therefore i can drive at 70 miles an hour not the legal 50 miles an hour you require.

this is merely a stalling tactic by (Pr)Hicks that will potentially give his legal team time to think of another form of defense and further time to try and refinance. . neither will work, and the only people that win are the lawers! this is turning into a carnival type divorce.

Lets hope its put to bed quickly and we can move on with success on the field.

James

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13 Oct 2010 22:15:37
The jurisdiction issue is interseting. As someone with a legal background I would state that because the prospective purchaser (NESV) is American they will have to abide by any ruling by an American court or face sanctions.

On the other hand, if the purchaser were form another country then maybe not so much of a problem

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13 Oct 2010 22:12:57
And what makes Hicks think a Texas Court has any jurisdiction over a uk transaction. This is irrelevant

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13 Oct 2010 22:11:45
JOHN HENRY is MR BURNS. .exellent.

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13 Oct 2010 22:09:28
One question for anybody what can a texas court do when the high court in england have made a judgement?? ed can you help

tazz YNWA {ed's note - I am no legal expert mate, I am trying to google some info now, but it is difficult to understand how a US court can claim jurisdiction to a layman like myself.}

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13 Oct 2010 22:09:09
Breaking news the cowboys have gone to texes court to stop the sale ov the club

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13 Oct 2010 22:09:05
A Texas court has put an injuction on the sale of LFC!

What does this mean ED?

Blair Mayne YNWA {ed's note - it means they know they are screwed in a fair justice system so they have taken it to a corrupt one instead....}

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13 Oct 2010 22:08:12
Last Time i checked were not in Texas.

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13 Oct 2010 22:06:12
Furthermore Hicks and Gillett are claiming £1.6bn in damages. {ed's note - if anyone should be able to claim damages, it is surely Liverpool fans!}

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13 Oct 2010 22:04:51
Texas court has issued a restraining order on the sale of the club, calling it an "epic swindle".


this is going to get very dirty and long i think

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13 Oct 2010 22:04:50
Breaking news.
texas court grants temporary injunction blocking sale of club. what next. .

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13 Oct 2010 22:04:37
Guardian is reporting that word has reached them of that Hicks & Gillett have obtaied a restraining order preventing the sale of the club from a Texas court.
I knew this wasnt going to be so easy.

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13 Oct 2010 22:02:51
Texas court has granted an injunction blocking sale of LFC. Hicks is making things difficult.

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13 Oct 2010 21:59:20
Ed you say educated guess but where is he getting the education that no one else seems to be getting? {ed's note - because that is the way they ran the Red Sox and their Nascar team. They looked to bring in players (drivers in the case of their race cars) from major markets, they looked to market the team aggressively on the back of those players and drivers too.}

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13 Oct 2010 21:56:52
13 Oct 2010 21:41:34 Red lenin! How can you possibly know the plans of nesv in the transfer market! You are obviously just making up your own fairytales because you have nothing better to do! No one apart from the board will know the what their plans are untill the takeover is concluded! Back me up please ed im not just talking nonsense am i? {ed's note - they have given details of their plans to the board and there are a few people that know them. But mostly I would think it was more of an educated guess than him trying to claim intimate knowledge.}

To whoever wrote the above. Pay attention to what the Editor said but more importantly pay attention to how NESV run their other ventures. They will run Liverpool the same way - it's their chosen and in their eyes proven business model.

RED LENIN
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13 Oct 2010 21:53:12
Gazza has turned up at the LFC board meeting with chicken and a 6 pack for Hicks, who he claims to have known for years

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13 Oct 2010 21:46:01
Liverpool's communications advisor Craig Breheny has arrived at board meeting - suggests statement now imminent

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13 Oct 2010 21:41:34
Red lenin! How can you possibly know the plans of nesv in the transfer market! You are obviously just making up your own fairytales because you have nothing better to do!
No one apart from the board will know the what their plans are untill the takeover is concluded! Back me up please ed im not just talking nonsense am i? {ed's note - they have given details of their plans to the board and there are a few people that know them. But mostly I would think it was more of an educated guess than him trying to claim intimate knowledge.}

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13 Oct 2010 21:36:45
Ed, how much of a stake did NESV get for £300M? (not 100%) Would i be right in assuming that Mill financial owns some of Gillets shares when he defaulted on payment. Do liverpool have any other share holders? {ed's note - I am not sure to be honest right now, I think it is going to take some time for the dust to settle and things to become clear.}

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13 Oct 2010 21:18:56
I for one do not believe this is yet over. I stated last night I believe the Americans will Appeal and I continue to believe that. They are on the verge of losing a fortune - they will not go with a whimper.

Moving on, the sale to NESV will ultimately go through. People of the impression that NESV will suddenly start pumping large amounts into the transfer budget are going to be a little disappointed. NESV are a professional business. They are in this to make a profit not run it as a charity. As a gesture to the fans expect a budget of £10M plus sales in January and probably not much more in the summer either. (although 'sales' could amount to a considerable war chest). I expect NESV to suggest to the manager that an American player and a far-eastern one would be desirable if possible for obvious reasons.

Also to be disappointed are those who believe Keegan, Dalglish or whoever will be announced as manager. Hodgson will be here till next May at least. The club is unstable enough at the moment as it is without yet another change. NESV will find their man in secret and he will be crowned manager during the summer. He will have spent a few months discreetly watching and watching and watching. Expect a very brutal summer with a major backroom clear out and a restructuring of the entire club operation from players to marketing as the new manager quickly stamps his vision on the team. I believe they will select modern-thinking manager with a solid european footballing pedigree who will grow with HIS team and be the foundation stone of a new dynasty. Michael Laudrup springs to mind as a possible candidate as does Jurgen Klinsman and possibly even John Toshack. Expect whoever it is to have as deputy the likes of Sami Hyypia and someone such as Jamie Carragher to be moved to a coaching role, groomed and assessed for bigger things followed in 2-3 years by Stevie 'G'. And when I say assessed I mean really assessed - this is a hardball slick organisation and it eleiminates as much risk as possible.

Personally - and I stress personally (ie my totally groundless thoughts) I believe Torres will not be a Liverpool player come August 2011, nor will a fair few other first team players. I expect a smaller squad, but with a far higher average standard. Likewise the reserves that are not ever definantely going to make first team (and there are a lot) will be released. The wage bill will be as a result considerably reduced.

We limp on to the end of this season doing damage limitation then come May the serious work begins.

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13 Oct 2010 21:15:57
Martin Broughton = Liverpool FC Hall of fame.

Anyone else agree.

Ed could you post this one to rumours page please.

Maybe we couls start a petition for this too lol.

seriously

Bel = yes
unbel = no

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13 Oct 2010 21:15:23
Tony Evans is a w* ker think we should boycott him and talks* te we need to concentrate on doing wat we do best by being the best supporters in the world and support our team come on you reds. Ed who would you like to be signed I know it's early but just your thoughts {ed's note - I agree on boycotting Talksh*te and Tony Evans, both are full of lies. I have said many times but the player I would like is Keisuke Honda, he would be the first choice player for me. He can provide so much for the team on the pitch and he would be a massive merchandising boost as well.}

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13 Oct 2010 21:14:20
Kuyt out time to push Johnson up with Kelly behind = beliv
or Johnson and Maxi =unbeliv

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13 Oct 2010 21:10:31
KUYT OUT FOR 3 MONTHS

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13 Oct 2010 21:06:38
Ex Arsenal director Enckleman he is a advisor for rbs

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13 Oct 2010 21:05:41
For once in my life I can offer praise and thanks to a bank. RBS appointing Martin Broughton was an inspired choice to oversee the sale of our great club. My congratulations to him, Christian and Ian for delivering on their promise. Let's get this sale to NESV done as quite clearly their offer is full of substance and carefully considered plans whereas Peter Lim's just offers cash. A great day.

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13 Oct 2010 21:02:01
13 Oct 2010 20:14:44

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark

At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

Can't believe how much this applies right now! There is no better way to describe the Tom pricks and George gillette ownership saga!

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13 Oct 2010 20:51:18
Anyone know why ex Arsenal director Enckleman is attending the board meeting

One thing King Henry does is Get all the right people with the best credentials to run things and he sits in the background while they do what they do best. .
Mr Enckleman I think is one of these about to be employed.

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13 Oct 2010 20:39:09
Anyone know why ex Arsenal director Enckleman is attending the board meeting

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13 Oct 2010 20:36:24
I know its been mentioned a few times but what is the bet that Broughton will stay on in the board? has he now done his job. .i for one want him to stay. great result today, fantastic! YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 20:23:25
John henry at the board meeting in london
what a day for liverpool and as i have said before i live and work in manchester even the utd fans have been shocked in to silence that liverpool have managed to get rid of the cancer that WAS h&g.
to the future, stability steady growth are what we need nesv are the ones to bring that solid business ethics and a winning mentality i for one can't wait the future looks good.
i am not one to predict which players we should buy i trust the men at the club for that as they know better than me but it is obvious which positions we need to strengthen and who are better moved on
i wonder if john henry will make a statement as he did when the red sox were bought and he promised the fans 5 things which included the title and players the fans deserved to watch - if so as the best fans in the world surely we deserve messi, kaka, alonso - only kidding but the best fans should have the best team(note team not necessarily players)

thanks again to the magnificent 3 a truly brilliant performance

ynwa
bigg2966

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13 Oct 2010 20:18:53
Maybe hicks and gillette will turn up as well lolllllllllllll

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13 Oct 2010 20:13:41
Board Meeting or Sale Finalisation? Why else would John Henry be in attendance?

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13 Oct 2010 20:08:55
Forget singapor! . . .John Henry attends Liverpool board meeting in London tonight! !. . great news for us liverpool fans!. .i wonder what he had in those briefcases! . .

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13 Oct 2010 20:06:58
Henry at the board meeting tonight

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13 Oct 2010 20:04:14
I think we all owe a big thanks to Boughton, Purslow and Ayres - they stood tall against H&G for the better of Liverpool FC, they will now deliver the best buyer for sure. I don't think we can talk of transfers just yet, alot of work needs to take place first, but I hope this now gives the players stability to play like the club we are. Come on the Reds - this is the turning point and what better place than Derby weekend. Let's back the team and wave goodbye to the evil of H&G. Thank you to the board. Ed your site is awesome, could not live without it.

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13 Oct 2010 19:42:18
First and foremost I would like to thank martin christian and ian. Now I know martin broughton supports chelsea but his comments outside court lead me to believe he might be having a chance of heart ( this is a great day for OUR club) he could of just said this is a great day for liverpool fc. Who would welcome him in staying on now I know it is unlikely. Believable for yes unbelievable for no

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13 Oct 2010 19:34:30
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT HENRY HAS PROPOSED IN REGARDS TO A JANUARY TRANSFER KITTY?

{Editor's Note: Transfer kitty's are really something the fan's imagination whips up. The manager will have a broad understanding of the funds available and will have to make a case for any player that he wants to the board, or whomever is assigned responsibility. On the basis of those discussions, a decision will be taken as to whether to approach the player's club or not . I would not expect more than a little tweaking and consolidation in January and a review of the whole situation at the end of the season.}

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13 Oct 2010 19:31:55
Now that the parasites are out, lets talk football. Roy Hodgson to be given considerable amount of fund in january and a chance till summer to see if he can make LFC a potential top 4 contender. January OUTS; Aqua 12mil, babel 6mil, Insua 4mil, Lucas 8mil INS- mata 14mil, toivonen 12 mil, gokhan inler 10mil, taye taiwo 5 mil (his contract ends in summer) that's extra 10 mil from the new owners to start business in liverpool re-building. I believe that hodgson or the new coatch will get around 40 mil in summer, players like kuyt, poulsen, skirtel will be sold and players like sanchez, benga and cahil will come in. then surely by then we will be title contenders. after Jan Reina->Johnson->carragher(skirtel)->Agger->Taiwo (KOnchesky)->Kuyt(cole)->Gerrard.->inler->mereiles->mata->torres (toivonen depending on the formation can be together too). wouldn't that be fantastic? ?

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13 Oct 2010 19:31:34
We won't be able to sign the so called big players in january.Our best chance to sign Mata, Benzema, Llorente get Alonso back will be in the summer, we will be getting Carlton Cole, Michael Owen, Danny Murphy, Shawcross in january.With Lucas, Babel, Maxi leaving and no one else untill the summer.

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13 Oct 2010 19:24:54
HI ED do you think its now time to disband the SOS. We now need a clean slate and to trust the club to make the right decisions. W e have a great man (KK) with great influence at a high level and now its time to start supporting our great team again and stop all the anger and bitterness.
The voice of LFC should be solely for the terraces and not the streets.
SOS Thanks for all the support but its finally time to move on.

Evered YNWA {ed's note - I think it is time to wait and see what happens first off. I certainly wouldn't disband them just yet if it was me.}

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13 Oct 2010 19:06:14
Other than the Obvious board, and Mr Henry. . A big thanks to Mr Roan for keeping us all fully in touch with events . I was desperate Dan. . and you kept me (neigh) us, informed. .Your a gent and a Redman. .Thanks. .SMF

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13 Oct 2010 18:57:57
Roy is looking at Ibrahim Afellay. .would be a great partner with Torres. .

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13 Oct 2010 18:52:06
I have always backed Roy Hodgson and thought his appointment in July was very sensible considering our situation, but unfortunately I believe he probably needs to start getting some better and more convicing results within the next month or the new owners will be looking for a new manager to spend their transfer budget in January.
Unfortunately for Kenny Dalglish I believe he is seen more in the Ambassadorial role within the business plan. Who else is available? Phil Thompson, Ian Rush, John Aldridge, Pelligrini, Deschamps, O'Neil, Sami Hypia, Steve Nicol, Toshack, what about an American - Bruce Arena? How about approaching Frank Rikkard? Any other suggestions?

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13 Oct 2010 18:44:09
Can we stop with the King Kenny for manager please? Look at what he did for Newcastle? Ed was joking about Kevin Keegan earlier, but I have been wishing for years that Kev would come on board, and right now, I can't think of a better person to take over and turn things around. Now before you lot go off on one, consider carefully if what you are spouting is your opinion or the media's opinion. When Kev took over at Newcastle, they were a handful of losses from going into the old 3rd division. Not only did he keep them up, but he matched a club record for consecutive wins at the start of the following season, which was 2 short of an English record, and was promoted as Kenny's Blackburn were, but without Kenny's millions. Newcastle managed to fk things up after he left, due in no small part to KD. He is a very genuine man who embodied Shankly's Liverpool, an honest hard working football mad little genius. Remember he said after his last England game that he was stuck, had run out of ideas? How many managers would be that honest, and would take the flak for a woeful performance by bored millionaires? And it didn't stop there, he revived Man City, and they can thank Kev for where they are now, because if Kev hadn't took hold of a club spiralling downwards, and kicked it's ass, they would never have been in the position to have the investment they have now.

Kev's defensive naiivety, Benitez's tinkering, his apparently insane outbursts against Fergie, zonal marking. .all the hobby horses of the pro-Scum media. The year Kev's Newcastle team was supposed to have been the "we'll score 4 if you score 3" team, they conceded 37 league goals, 2 more than the Scum. I woud pick Kev over Kenny as a manager all day long

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13 Oct 2010 18:42:46
"I have heard that BIG THINGS will be happening at our mighty club. . .sheikh maktoum is gonna bid for us, the rumoured bid £400m with GUARANTEED £150M every summer AND £50M every winter. . I will for one be backing he's horses every time they run YNWA"

No he wont, as I have been saying for the past few months no Sheikh or organisation from Abu Dhabi, Dubia or Doha were interested in buying LFC, the Kuwait interest was the only one from that region, and that interest faded pretty quickly.

I cannot see the club being sold to anyone other than NESV, if the board change their mind there will be financial penalties which we cannot afford.

Roy

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13 Oct 2010 18:40:11
If the rumours are true about Mata part ex with Babel, that would be good business. I would also go for Ashley Young, but a cheaper alternative would be SWP. Finally I'd enquire about Benzema, he's got real ability & will only get better. Sell Ngog, Lucas, Kuyt, Poulsen, Spearing & bring through the kids. . . They could do any worse than the players I've mentioned.

Gav the red

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13 Oct 2010 18:28:49
H&G to take Broughton and the directors to court. They are to file for miss managment of there interests. This appears not to be over just yet! !

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13 Oct 2010 18:28:26
ED tell them KK is not Kevin Keegan {ed's note - I did wonder why the immediate assumption KK = Keegan, my first thought was KK = King Kenny.}

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13 Oct 2010 18:22:26
13 Oct 2010 17:58:21
PADDY POWER HAS ROY 2ND FAV FOR ENGLAND BOSS!

HOT SEAT FOR KK

{Editor's Note: Can't see Kevin Keegan coming back!}
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13 Oct 2010 18:12:17
ED
80 TO 1 I LIKE THEM ODDS
R K to be the next LFC BOSS

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13 Oct 2010 17:58:21
PADDY POWER HAS ROY 2ND FAV FOR ENGLAND BOSS!

HOT SEAT FOR KK

{Editor's Note: Can't see Kevin Keegan coming back!}

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13 Oct 2010 17:50:39
Hi Ed.
We tried to sign Carlton Cole on the last day of the last transfer window and now some posters are talking about Kevin Davis. If we are taking about a target man / player to hold up the ball and bring others in what do you think of Kevin Doyle?

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13 Oct 2010 17:45:55
THE RETURN OF THE KING!

Roy to step aside for KING KENNY

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13 Oct 2010 16:19:26
I am at a total loss - how the hell can anybody defend Benitez - Hicks and Gillett had to go without a doubt - but if the Spaniard had spent the large amount of money he was given properly and we'd got the success the money he spent should have got, would there have been a campaign to get rid of the Americans.
I've watched Liverpool in the second division and seen the bad, good, great and amazing times with this club, and hopefully we can now start playing good football again, not the boring zonal marking s* te Benitez brought us.

Kopite since 1959.

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13 Oct 2010 16:15:25
With the deal looking set to be signed very soon for nesv to become the new owners of LFC they will look to bring in new players in January that can brand LFC on a world wide scale. . the first 2 signings wil b Honda to attack the far east and a shock move for the ex-everton player Landon donavan, they feel this buy would be great to get LFC on there way in the states with currently being miles behind MUFC and Chelsea! Roy will also look to off-load some of the dross and with the money from that and the left overs of the Macsh deal to barca he will look to bring in new experienced talent with also bringing through the youth! expect Glen Johnson to be the first the leave to spain with a reported £10M offer being made from a couple of teams! info coming from both a high member of the NESV regarding the honda and donovan deals and also a highly respected ex-liverpool player who has his ear to the ground regarding glen johnson
YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 16:05:29
Broughton has been quiet on all aspect of this sale process so his comments outside court really didn't come as much of a surprise he doesn't give much away at all NESV all the way

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13 Oct 2010 15:48:15
Hey lads,

if we're going to gloat on the scum boards and pass ourselves off as Manc fans please don't sign off with YNWA. You can only sign off with YNWA if you are LFC loud and proud. Thanks. Paul YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 15:45:36
13 Oct 2010 14:14:32
In response to the below post, like a lot of the media and some fans, you all seem to have a very short memory. In my opinion Benitez did really well having about 10m - 15m to spend most transfer windows which is considerably less spurs and city have spent recently. The team he inherited was less valuable than the current side just had more confidence and was already gelled together. Please remember LFC was rated as the No 1 seed in Europe having got to the final twice in 3 years and been in a semi and a quarter to boot. We were feared in Europe thanks to wins against Barcelona, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus, Arsenal, Chelsea, and hammering Porto and Marsaille etc. Do you think City or Spurs will be so successful in the next 5 years? Rafa for the most part spent wisely and created a team that came second in the EPL and scored more goals (in the all competitions) than any other English side. With a bit more luck LFC would have finished 1st. That season we played and won a lot of games without Gerrard and Torres and it appeared we would push on the following year and progress but we do not. It ended up being Rafa's final year he made a fatal error in not replacing Alonso with proven uninjured quality and that is the last memory unfortunately many will have. He did not intentionally leave behind a squad that is just not good enough. Ownership and transfer policy problems resulted in a sell to buy transfer policy. If you want to stay in the top 4 you need to spend in every window (when needed) and to not do so and to employ such a risky policy as sell to buy was a massive gamble. Rafa's hands were tied for 2-3 windows and due to the board room and transfer policy in place he failed to improve the squad with proven quality and strength in depth and in his FINAL SEASON he had to gamble on Aquilani coming good and having confidence in the rest of the team to make up for the loss of Alonso in the interim. The injuries did not help either and lack of confidence and fans going quiet at Anfield added to the lacklustre performances. Rafa pulled many many rabbits out of the hat but this was too much. I just would like fans to remember that despite his last season Rafa did create a Liverpool side that were masters of possession, had a quality counter attack (that won many away games), played high tempo and were high scoring and had an incredible work rate (remember the quote "they were like Duracell bunnies they just kept going") that grinded teams down. The end was bad i agree but he should be remembered foremost for the great team that he created (up until Alonso left! ).
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Absolutely spot on poster.

Many fans seem to have forgot or cannot appreciate what Rafa did for the club. As you rightly said he made us the No 1 team in europe, which people could only dream of when he took over.

I would have him back tomorrow!

Fabian Treezle
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13 Oct 2010 14:42:39

Former Liverpool and current Inter Milan manager Rafael Benitez has expressed his delight that the takeover from NESV can now finally be complete and has indicated that the move should allow the club to become stable.

"Today I am so happy for the people of Liverpool, finally the club can move forward and get stability, " the Inter Milan boss said.
wat do u say about this Ed.? i still think he loves sumwer deep down his heart. {ed's note - there is no question Rafa loves Liverpool, the city, the team and the people.}
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13 Oct 2010 15:45:32
Don't forget if you are reading the MUFC banter to press unbelievable for any posts talking up MU and believable for any negative posts. this should add to the infighting n give them something to talk about

cheers den macIs it just me or do other lfc fans question why some would be visiting a manc fan page? All i know is i shall not be viewing it! to bait them or not

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13 Oct 2010 15:44:43
Roy eye's £12m Uruguayan goal machine CAVANI

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13 Oct 2010 15:42:24
As NESV are a group of wealthy investors led by John Henry, as opposed to Lim who is just one wealthy individual, i'd go with NESV because we would not be open to problems caused by stock market fluctuations and economic factors so much.

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13 Oct 2010 15:04:02
Broughton to seek legal advice over Lim's bid

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13 Oct 2010 14:49:43
Don't forget if you are reading the MUFC banter to press unbelievable for any posts talking up MU and believable for any negative posts. this should add to the infighting n give them something to talk about

cheers den mac

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13 Oct 2010 14:49:28
Roy eye's £12m Argentiean goal machine LOPEZ

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13 Oct 2010 14:47:39
This is the greatest day in Liverpool history. Thank you Mr Broughton, Purslow and Ayre and thank you Justice Floyd for ousting the two inept idiots from our club. Yessssssssss! You'll never walk alone

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13 Oct 2010 14:41:50
Peter lim to take control gurateed nesv is just a cover to see what h&g would say and do they have just made them selves look silly and skint lol

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13 Oct 2010 14:41:09
NESV statements

'NESV welcomes today's High Court judgment, which is a huge step forward for Liverpool FC, " said a statement from the Boston-based limited liability company.

"NESV has a binding agreement in place with the board of Liverpool FC and we are looking forward to concluding the deal. '

So is tonights board meeting just to dot the i's and cross the t's?

RedDan

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13 Oct 2010 14:39:08
13 Oct 2010 14:06:26
13 Oct 2010 10:52:59
13 Oct 2010 10:07:31
TO THE GUY WHO SAID SELL JOHNSON WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT HIS ONE OF THE BEST RIGHT BACKS

To the prat that felt so strongly about the subject he capitalised it all, what are you on? He is a pathetic right back.! In case you didn't know he is supposed to be able to defend as well as go forward, unfortunately he isn't good at either.

Matt
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I recently returned from holiday in Southern Spain and it was reported in local press that Malaga may bid for Glen Johnson in January. Malaga have recently been taken over by a very wealthy Qatari who wants them to challenge for a Champions League place because Valencia, Ath.Madrid and other challenges to third and fourth in Spain are massively in debt. They think this is possible with some big signings of experienced international players in January. It was reported malaga were willing to pay around 17m euros for Johnson.
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Take that immediately. The guy is a liability, he needs to go.

Everyone keeps going on about how Liverpool need to get a new striker. Well, we need a whole new defence first.

Johnson (liability), Carra (too old, too slow), Skrtel (always in the wrong position), Agger (always injured. .but good when fit), Konchesky (pretty good but age isn't on his side)

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13 Oct 2010 14:34:29
In reply to:

It wouldn't supprise me at all IF H&G told Broughton, Ayre and Purslow they were going to appeal today's judgement at tonght's board meeting.

Blair Mayne YNWA

Blair I think you are probably right, however they would have to ask/ apply to the courts through the right channels to lodge an appeal and in that even the apposing legal team would be automatically informed straight away.

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13 Oct 2010 14:33:38
Ed! Who do you think in your opinion is the best option as new owners? NESV are probably the odds-on to take over, but do you think they are the right oprion? {ed's note - they do seem to be the best option. They are prepared to take a long term view and they have experience of running sports teams. Lim is a sugar daddy and would leave us open to him getting bored and taking his money elsewhere or him having a fall on the stock market and losing his money. I really don't think some shadowy investment company would be any kind of option either. So, all in all, it does seem that NESV is the best option available, at least until a fans buyout is workable.}

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13 Oct 2010 14:21:09
It wouldn't supprise me at all IF H&G told Broughton, Ayre and Purslow they were going to appeal today's judgement at tonght's board meeting.

Blair Mayne YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 14:20:59
3 HEROS ?

Yes the board have done a great deal of work for the club and fans.But lets not forget who they work for and 1st and formost was to get RBS money back.
But will the club be in the right hands or just the safe bet when they walk away?NESV (the safe bet)have a deal in place but will it be debt free, and may end up costing the club if cancelled.LIM all cash deal and no debt, he also makes money by selling mancs overpriced fergie burgers with CHEESE.3RD bidder who are they?but have all of lims bid plus an extra £100m.To be true HEROS they need to get this right.

in the words of the FAB4

DONT LET ME DOWN

REDMAN

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13 Oct 2010 14:08:16
A bit of restraint needed boys. I for one will not be gushing over Broughton, Ayre and Purslow until I see a sale that benefits our club, progresses our need for the ground, and most importantly the acquisition of the badly needed players, that will bring us the on field success we crave. Good work so far in dealing with H & G, but other than that I view these three with critical eyes, and bear in mind that they do this for money and nothing else.

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13 Oct 2010 14:06:26
13 Oct 2010 10:52:59
13 Oct 2010 10:07:31
TO THE GUY WHO SAID SELL JOHNSON WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT HIS ONE OF THE BEST RIGHT BACKS

To the prat that felt so strongly about the subject he capitalised it all, what are you on? He is a pathetic right back.! In case you didn't know he is supposed to be able to defend as well as go forward, unfortunately he isn't good at either.

Matt
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I recently returned from holiday in Southern Spain and it was reported in local press that Malaga may bid for Glen Johnson in January. Malaga have recently been taken over by a very wealthy Qatari who wants them to challenge for a Champions League place because Valencia, Ath.Madrid and other challenges to third and fourth in Spain are massively in debt. They think this is possible with some big signings of experienced international players in January. It was reported malaga were willing to pay around 17m euros for Johnson.

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13 Oct 2010 14:05:27
Just a quick post on the appeal issue. There are 2 rotes to appeal a high court decission. On with permission of the judge handing down the judgment and one by seeking leave of a ppeal from the Court of Appeal itself. The judge refused leave to appeal so if H&G want to appeal, they have to seak leave from the Court of Appeal.

Also, I hope the guy with the banner in the kop which paints Broughton and Purslow in the same light as H&G burns it. Purslow's only crime was to be appointed by the club during H&G's ownership. He's a Liverpool season ticket owner and I could never understand the vitreol aimed at him, Broughton and Ayre. The way they've moved the club on commercially (a must in modern football) has been incredible, particularly after to way it was run by Parry.

Now lets move on. Lets get some steel in the centre of midfield for the game against the bitters (Poulsen has to go - he makes Leiva look like a genius) and get into them.

Scouser Tommy. {ed's note - Purslow was the victim of a smear campaign orchestrated by SOS after he fell out with them, it was a silly dispute over the minutes of a meeting. But after that, they went to great lengths to paste him as the devil, I think they should come out and apologise now.}

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13 Oct 2010 13:59:44
Ed, i thought they were not able to appeal?

Andrew Nixon, Associate at Thomas Eggar LLP, said:
This ruling means that there will be no need for Mr Broughton and the board to bring their own declaratory proceedings seeking an Order that they are entitled to push ahead with the deal.

Hicks and Gillett do have a right to appeal the ruling against them and given the amount of cash they are set to lose on a sale to NESV, they are likely to do so. Should they decide to take that option, then there will be further delay. If an appeal is launched then RBS may extend the loan deadline. Regardless of Justice Floyd's assertion in this morning's judgment that it would be "inappropriate" to appeal it seems likely that there is still considerable mileage in this case.
Gerald Krasner, Partner at insolvency and recovery specialist Begbies Traynor and former Chairman of Leeds United Football Club (before selling to Ken Bates in 2005), said:
This morning's announcement means that the possibility of Administration is now highly unlikely and the smart money is on the deal with NESV now going through. Even though there are obviously other parties now looking to muscle in, the chances of them being able to usurp John Henry's bid are remote although, if Hicks and Gillett look to appeal against today's ruling, that will delay things somewhat.

Chris {ed's note - initial reports seem to have been wrong and over-optimistic on the subject of an appeal mate. Basically the judge has told them they have almost no chance of succeeding but I doubt that will put them off from trying.}

[I might be wrong but I think the sale can now go ahead. H&G would need to get an injunction against the sale to prevent it.

Hicks is likely to appeal today's decision as that's his m.o. but this would be after the sale and could result in nullifying the sale if successful. However, the board/ RBS/ NESV might choose to delay the sale completion if they are aware of an impending appeal.

Any corporate lawyers on here with a view?]

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13 Oct 2010 13:59:09
NESV have not even set out their plans for Liverpool yet, but this doesn't stop some parts of the anti Liverpool press and media questioning their validity and seemingly supporting Lim and others just to cause more disruption in the club.

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13 Oct 2010 13:53:25
It makes very little difference if Hicks and Gillett decide to appeal considering the wording of Mr Justice Floyd. For an appeal hearing to even take place, they (H&G) must (when making the application) supply the grounds on which they wish to rely their appeal upon. If the grounds for appeal are not considered to be substantial then the Appeal Judge reading the Application will rule "The appeal is denied. There being no realistic chance of success."

Therefore the chance to even have a hearing will be denied. This will take 5 mins.

Bob the Red

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13 Oct 2010 13:52:03
LACE SUSPENDERS here:

What a great day. About a month ago I posted to say that the club would be sold immediately before or immediately after the debt was due to be repaid and that no one would know who would win the bid until then but it would only be between two or three parties. I got 38 'believables' and 0 'unbelievables' so well done to all of us!

On a more serious note, this really is a great day and will be capped off if NESV is announced as the new owner later this week. Although Lim might be offering a little more (from memory, the board did indicate that the NESV accepted bid did not offer the most money up-front), this is a serious investor with a pedigree of running a big sporting business with a great history. I don't think Meriton has this (real estate only?) and Lim would be a personal investor so we would be at the mercy of a sugardaddy. Any other bidder coming in now must be treated with suspicion - we need an owner that is upfront and open, not trying to sneak in under the wire.

NESV are the grown up bidders here and will make this club good, maybe even great again. It will take time, we're going to have to be patient and should not expect an influx a A list players overnight (well, January). It will probably still be a struggle to get into the top 6 this season, let alone the top 4. But LFC will grow from here and we will see real professionals give us the right structure for the long-term. Meanwhile, we may get a chance to sit back and see a few other deeply indebted clubs go through the same thing, maybe with a worse result (for them). Each time we should thank this board for acting professionally throughout this process and for the support of most of our supporters.

Let's get behind the new owners, get behind Roy and get behind the team who can now press on with certainty about our future.
YNWA

BTW, how you doing, DAYS OF EARLY SPENCER?

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13 Oct 2010 13:42:33
The Board will tonight ratify NESV as new owners of Liverpool FC.

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13 Oct 2010 13:25:10
Ed, i thought they were not able to appeal?

Andrew Nixon, Associate at Thomas Eggar LLP, said:
This ruling means that there will be no need for Mr Broughton and the board to bring their own declaratory proceedings seeking an Order that they are entitled to push ahead with the deal.

Hicks and Gillett do have a right to appeal the ruling against them and given the amount of cash they are set to lose on a sale to NESV, they are likely to do so. Should they decide to take that option, then there will be further delay. If an appeal is launched then RBS may extend the loan deadline. Regardless of Justice Floyd's assertion in this morning's judgment that it would be "inappropriate" to appeal it seems likely that there is still considerable mileage in this case.
Gerald Krasner, Partner at insolvency and recovery specialist Begbies Traynor and former Chairman of Leeds United Football Club (before selling to Ken Bates in 2005), said:
This morning's announcement means that the possibility of Administration is now highly unlikely and the smart money is on the deal with NESV now going through. Even though there are obviously other parties now looking to muscle in, the chances of them being able to usurp John Henry's bid are remote although, if Hicks and Gillett look to appeal against today's ruling, that will delay things somewhat.

Chris {ed's note - initial reports seem to have been wrong and over-optimistic on the subject of an appeal mate. Basically the judge has told them they have almost no chance of succeeding but I doubt that will put them off from trying.}

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13 Oct 2010 13:24:14
I think the Chairmans comments outside court regarding looking tonight at the sale process, may be more open ended than many expect. It may not be a cut and dry deal for NESV to takeover, now the yanks are out of the loop the Chairman and board, can look , and should look again, at all options!

rasone

The yanks are most definately not out of the loop. They are still on the board, and will continue to be until a sale goes through. As such they will have a say in any offers on the table. Sure, they can be out-voted, but they will be involved. Also, some news sources are suggesting that, given the money tey stand to lose, H&G will make an application to the court of appeal. It's doubtful it will succeed, but it will slow things down.

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13 Oct 2010 13:18:26
"13 Oct 2010 13:06:24
Quick reality check, when the two ex-owner(that sounds good) first brought us there was a wave of great feeling, lets not get carried away, I hope the future is brighter, but lets just stay level headed and watch what happens.

I think the Chairmans comments outside court regarding looking tonight at the sale process, may be more open ended than many expect. It may not be a cut and dry deal for NESV to takeover, now the yanks are out of the loop the Chairman and board, can look , and should look again, at all options!

rasone"

I'm fairly sure that NESV could then bring their own court case for damages as their bid was accepted. Broughton was simply being diplomatic as if he made out it was a foregone conclusion H&G could again scream that they were being excluded and frozen out of the process of choosing who to sell to. There'll be a board meeting at 8, likely with the owners by phone and ultimately it will be deemed NESV are the best option, otherwise this whole fiasco was fairly pointless. If the options are a man with no knowledge/ prior experience of running a sports franchise, a highly secretive hedge fund or NESV i think it's clear why the board chose the latter.

Nice to see how moved Broughton, Purslow and Ayre all were by the judgement, fair play to them for staying civil after all the dirt certain parties, even amongst our own fanbase, have thrown at them. I'm just hoping that if the new owners do choose to have fan representation at some level within the club they choose wisely and not simply those who shout the loudest.

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13 Oct 2010 13:16:43
13 Oct 2010 13:06:24
Quick reality check, when the two ex-owner(that sounds good) first brought us there was a wave of great feeling, lets not get carried away, I hope the future is brighter, but lets just stay level headed and watch what happens.

I think the Chairmans comments outside court regarding looking tonight at the sale process, may be more open ended than many expect. It may not be a cut and dry deal for NESV to takeover, now the yanks are out of the loop the Chairman and board, can look , and should look again, at all options!

rasone


*Thanks for pissing on my bonfire.
Nye

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13 Oct 2010 13:13:12
Roy eye's £12M Brazilian goal machine CLEO

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13 Oct 2010 13:06:24
Quick reality check, when the two ex-owner(that sounds good) first brought us there was a wave of great feeling, lets not get carried away, I hope the future is brighter, but lets just stay level headed and watch what happens.

I think the Chairmans comments outside court regarding looking tonight at the sale process, may be more open ended than many expect. It may not be a cut and dry deal for NESV to takeover, now the yanks are out of the loop the Chairman and board, can look , and should look again, at all options!

rasone

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13 Oct 2010 13:04:44
Just seen ken aguero and tom hicks having a straightner outside the arkles

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13 Oct 2010 12:57:33
You gotta wear your Red Sox for the derby. SMF

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13 Oct 2010 12:57:08
To blair mayne.Love the post you left on the manure rumours page. Priceless im still laughing.Think ill go on there later myself for some fun. KOPFIEND 1978

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13 Oct 2010 12:51:59
Im from singapore and i support liverpool from young. To all liverpool fans. Today is the reborn of liverpool fc. And theres still a small problem.Hopefully NESV or someone else get to owned liverpool not peter lim cos he a Man U fan and he have a lot of shares in Man U retails in singapore.

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13 Oct 2010 12:50:27
I would like to send in my thanks to the site owner, editors etc for their help on this site through these hard times.
I would also love to see something organised where we could for those who would like to. Thanks to The Three Musketeers who have saved LFC. For the Clever way behind the scenes they have fought the fight.
I believe in time, they will go down in the clubs history in their very own niche for what they have achieved, on behalf of the club and every supporter.
As far as I am concerned "they have saved the club"
Thank you Mr Broughton, Mr Purslow and thank you Mr Ayre From the bottom of this supporters heart!
You will never walk alone!

Totally agreed, I am one of those who come and read to get rid of anger and emotions that I feel about the way our great club been treated, so Thank you ed. keep up the good work

Come on you reds

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13 Oct 2010 12:48:50
To everyone " INCLUDING FANS " involved in ridding the club of possibly the worst two characters involved in football. .

Congratulations! !

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13 Oct 2010 12:46:41
Time now for all fans to get back to supporting the team on the pitch and not the team in the court room. Time for the anfield roar to heard again people.Lets hear it on sunday and send the blue nose's to the bottom kopfiend 1978 YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 12:44:22
The Redsox will now buy the club . .get it out of your heads about anyone else buying. . . don't be greedy youll be debt free. SMF

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13 Oct 2010 12:31:56
I would like to send in my thanks to the site owner, editors etc for their help on this site through these hard times.
I would also love to see something organised where we could for those who would like to. Thanks to The Three Musketeers who have saved LFC. For the Clever way behind the scenes they have fought the fight.
I believe in time, they will go down in the clubs history in their very own niche for what they have achieved, on behalf of the club and every supporter.
As far as I am concerned "they have saved the club"
Thank you Mr Broughton, Mr Purslow and thank you Mr Ayre From the bottom of this supporters heart!
You will never walk alone!

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13 Oct 2010 12:30:46
FICKLE liverpool fans! I have to say to all you so called liverpool fans that you disgust me coming on here dragging the names of brughton ayre and purslow through the mud and all of a sudden you think theyre great.I came on months ago to defend them purslow has done great work for our club, which rick parry ruined for years.What has happened to the real fans that know about the game and have the knowledge! Not many on here.
DC
Well DC there are certain so called LFC websites and sertain groups of supporters who were responsible for that. Mr Jim Boardman for one owes an appology to Christian Purslow as he opperated a whispering campaign against him for quit some time now

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13 Oct 2010 12:19:31
The point is they cannot appeal in reality because there isn't the time! The judge said that it wouldn't be appropriate due to the time scales involved. Job done!

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13 Oct 2010 12:18:28
Looks like the chuckle brothers are gonna have to stump up between £250,000 and £500,000 in court costs!

How's that for one last kick in b* * cks! !

IBWT

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13 Oct 2010 12:14:56
Who is david buik the finance expert? He's a legend anyway what a wicked interview on ssn, really definitive and righteously scathing. "h & g were scurrying around. ." Ha Ha. Weasels! Clearly he's a red. GET IN. Congrats everyone, and happy birthday dan's mum. Duckula

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13 Oct 2010 12:12:30
FICKLE liverpool fans! I have to say to all you so called liverpool fans that you disgust me coming on here dragging the names of brughton ayre and purslow through the mud and all of a sudden you think theyre great.I came on months ago to defend them purslow has done great work for our club, which rick parry ruined for years.What has happened to the real fans that know about the game and have the knowledge! Not many on here.
DC

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13 Oct 2010 12:12:03
David Buik on SSN: 100% certain of sale to NESV. No time for any other options. NESV will be new owners.

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13 Oct 2010 12:11:57
13 Oct 2010 11:34:00
13 Oct 2010 11:28:23
13 Oct 2010 11:13:05
H&G refused right to appeal. Ordered to pay legal costs. Bit of a spanking really
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I think that's what you call Karma mate.

(emotional) Blair Mayne YNWA

same here blair. . tears rolling down ma face.

Dan Roger. {ed's note - I thought I was the only one!}
Ed remember. . .
You"ll Never Walk Alone.

Dan Roger.

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13 Oct 2010 12:08:54
A special mention should goto s.o.s for putting presure on hicks to remove his son from the board. had he been there it could have been 3 vs 3 and could of draged on. {ed's note - this is nothing to do with SOS, the bank would have wanted 4 on the board to make sure the owners couldn't block the sale if Hicks Jnr was still there.}

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13 Oct 2010 12:06:22
I reckon new lfc shirt name and number should come out, No.10 "HOME TEAM"

lovely jubbly

Ta ra Yanks

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13 Oct 2010 12:00:38
Reporting from the High Court, Sky's Ian Dovaston said Liverpool chairman Martin has said he was "confident" before verdict.

Following the decision, he said the reconstituted board would meet later today to discuss club future options for new owners

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13 Oct 2010 11:57:17
More from the chairman: Broughton described himself as "elated" with the result but stopped short of saying that the club will definitely be sold to John Henry's New England Sports Ventures, reports the Press Association.

He told Sky Sports News:

I am absolutely elated, it's a very important day for our club. This will clear the way for the sale, we will have a board meeting this evening and proceed with the sale. It has been an anxious time but we have been confident. But when you go to court you can never be sure.

Regarding the sale to NESV, Broughton added:

Martin Broughton Photograph: John Powell/ Liverpool FC via Getty Images The board has to be reconstituted and I can't prejudge what the board is going to say. It would be inappropriate to prejudge what the board may say. I want to thank the fans for their support through a difficult time. We hope to have the board meeting this evening. We will get the right owners for the fans. It was an excellent outcome and I will be very pleased when the process we came in to do is completed.

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13 Oct 2010 11:55:36
The picture i put on here a few weeks ago of Hicks sipping coffee outside the bank must have ironically been a picture from his future. . . .

Look at it again on Liverpool Sightings to the left and its now obviously. . .

Hicks and his parasite son, holding out a paper cup asking passing public. . ."ANY SPARE CHANGE"! ! ! ! ! ! !

PPPPPPPMMMMMMMMMMMSSSSSSSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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13 Oct 2010 11:55:35
"A board meeting will be held by 8pm to try to see through the sale to New England Sports Ventures" - This is not true because of earlier post. They will decide who to sell to!

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13 Oct 2010 11:55:19
Hi Ed
I've read comments that now the boardroom issue has been resolved that there are other bidders trying to buy the club but I thought NESV had a deal in principle to buy the club. So are they just rumours are is there any trueth in them?

RedDan {ed's note - there will always be other bidders, NESV are still in pole position right now.}

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13 Oct 2010 11:52:50
Well done mr broughton and team. . Lets hope our players have the same bite as you on sunday. . King kenny07 a grateful kopite.

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13 Oct 2010 11:52:16
13 Oct 2010 11:38:34
To Blair Mayne, remember your posts a few months back that in your opinion the club was already sold. Maybe you should dig out one of your posts and repost. Today you would be right :-). To NEVS welcome to Anfield. Treat us well and it will be the best decision you ever made. Treat us badly and you will be chewed up and spat out just like Gillette and Hicks. . Reality Red
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I was only 6 months out! lol

Blair Mayne YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 11:51:55
A board meeting will be held by 8pm to try to see through the sale to New England Sports Ventures

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13 Oct 2010 11:51:14
Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton said a new board would be reconstituted which would decide who to sell to.

He said: "It would be inappropriate to pre-judge what the board will say."

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13 Oct 2010 11:50:45
Is there any scope for Broughton, Purslow ans Ayre to stay on. Think it would be a wise move for NESV. Whats your thoughts Ed? {ed's note - personally I don't think it would be a good idea to keep Broughton on, he has performed his job admirably and it is time for him to move on.}

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13 Oct 2010 11:50:17
Think any new kits Purchased

Should have name Of the three Board members on the back

Saved our club

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13 Oct 2010 11:45:53
I love the quote from the guy who will "Thinking of having the name "Lord Grabiner QC" printed on the back". .

So anybody got any idea where this places NESV? Peter Lim etc. . . Is an offer accepted by NESV really that binding. . when you realise that it has been "signed and completed". . bit like gazumping a house offer. .

Will we see more bidders? I doubt it even though I would like to. . .

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13 Oct 2010 11:45:39
Judge found RBS's case so compelling that he has refused leave to appeal. If Hicks wants to appeal he must appeal to the high court on the judge's decision to refuse leave to appeal. Boar dmeeting for 8pm to ratify the sale. Good by and good riddence to the filthy parasites.

Lord Grabiner together with Chewbacca Croughton, R2D2 Ayre and Jabba the Purslow slaugter and may Darth Hicks and Daft Gillette.

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13 Oct 2010 11:45:36
13 Oct 2010 11:28:28
Sheik maktoum to blow all other bids out of the water late this evening.He was waiting for hucks and gillete to be removed from board.
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YES, MORE BIDS ON THE TABLE AT TONIGHTS MEETING OF THE 'RECONVENED' LIVERPOOL BOARD. NOT JUST NESV AND LIM?

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13 Oct 2010 11:43:50
13 Oct 2010 11:21:58
Great news. Lord Grabiner well and trully slays Hicks and Gillette. Now that I know my money is not going to be used by those parasites to fund their debt i can at last place an order for our new kit. Thinking of having the name "Lord Grabiner QC" printed on the back. Reality Red
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I'm getting Broughton, Ayre and Purslow on my kids new kits. A pound a letter it'll be worth every penny.

Blair Mayne YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 11:40:04
Apeal refused
Liverpool 2 H&G 0
roll on the derby Saturday
Europa league final in dublin
you can all stay in my house :)

Dublin red". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Appeal hasn't been refused.
The judge has said it would be inappropriate to appeal, but that route is still open for H&G

Apologies i got a bit ahead of myself you can still stay in my house for the final in dublin

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13 Oct 2010 11:39:53
I said a few days ago "No matter what happens we should applaud Broughton for fighting our corner"

Now we should name a stand after him IF NESV are as good as they say.

Don't listen to SSN about the comments Broughton gave outside the court. he said "The board will meet tonight and look at all offers" and we all know that NESV are our new owners. Reason being that IF the board renege on their agreement then we will have to pay millions in compensation as NESV's QC's said yesterday in the high court.

And NESV's court date has been set for next Thursday to be offically named new owners.

Blair Mayne YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 11:38:34
To Blair Mayne, remember your posts a few months back that in your opinion the club was already sold. Maybe you should dig out one of your posts and repost. Today you would be right :-). To NEVS welcome to Anfield. Treat us well and it will be the best decision you ever made. Treat us badly and you will be chewed up and spat out just like Gillette and Hicks. . Reality Red

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13 Oct 2010 11:38:11
"Free at last, free at last; thank God almighty we're free at last! "

Thanks to the "home team"!
YNWA.

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13 Oct 2010 11:35:52
This just on John W Henry Twitter site

Well done Martin, Christian & Ian. Well done RBS. Well done supporters!

Dave R

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13 Oct 2010 11:34:00
13 Oct 2010 11:28:23
13 Oct 2010 11:13:05
H&G refused right to appeal. Ordered to pay legal costs. Bit of a spanking really
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I think that's what you call Karma mate.

(emotional) Blair Mayne YNWA

same here blair. . tears rolling down ma face.

Dan Roger. {ed's note - I thought I was the only one!}

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13 Oct 2010 11:32:42
Watching SSN and it was just reported the G&H have now been denied an appeal. . .

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13 Oct 2010 11:29:27
Now its where it really gets tasty, could we see an influx of offers now the yanks can't put anymore spanners in the works. i am thinking this could of been a ploy all along!

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13 Oct 2010 11:28:44
Lets get behind our great club. .

Macca

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13 Oct 2010 11:28:28
Sheik maktoum to blow all other bids out of the water late this evening.He was waiting for hucks and gillete to be removed from board

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13 Oct 2010 11:28:23
13 Oct 2010 11:13:05
H&G refused right to appeal. Ordered to pay legal costs. Bit of a spanking really
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I think that's what you call Karma mate.

(emotional) Blair Mayne YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 11:28:15
This is great news for the club we have to thank Mr Broughton and the board for getting rid Hicks and Gillett, still a long way to go but its a move in the right direction

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13 Oct 2010 11:24:21
Good news guys,
congrats everyone.
so wats the scenario now Ed??
will NESV be able to go through the sale or the board will look for other offers as well?
i guess H&G don't even have the right to appeal now. am i correct Ed?

Dan Roger. {ed's note - they do have the right to appeal, apparently initial reports were incorrect, basically the judge was just telling them it would be a waste of time to appeal. NESV have asked for a declatory ruling over the sale, but it does seem like the court has pretty much settled the matter with it being such a comprehensive victory for the 'Home Team' ;o)}

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13 Oct 2010 11:21:58
Great news. Lord Grabiner well and trully slays Hicks and Gillette. Now that I know my money is not going to be used by those parasites to fund their debt i can at last place an order for our new kit. Thinking of having the name "Lord Grabiner QC" printed on the back. Reality Red

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13 Oct 2010 11:21:11
"13 Oct 2010 11:15:53
Apeal refused
Liverpool 2 H&G 0
roll on the derby Saturday
Europa league final in dublin
you can all stay in my house :)

Dublin red". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Appeal hasn't been refused.
The judge has said it would be inappropriate to appeal, but that route is still open for H&G.

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13 Oct 2010 11:20:54
11.11am: Judge tells Hicks and Gillett it would be "inappropriate" to appeal. But that route does still remain open, although it is unclear what it could achieve with a board meeting by 8pm tonight.

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13 Oct 2010 11:15:53
Apeal refused
Liverpool 2 H&G 0
roll on the derby Saturday
Europa league final in dublin
you can all stay in my house :)

Dublin red

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13 Oct 2010 11:15:28
Tom and Jerry gone! !
Best news in a long time.
Mr. Broughton, your a legend! !

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13 Oct 2010 11:14:40
More punishment to unruly H&G! Where it hurts most for people like that - their pockets. ( For normal people it's conscience where it hurts most, but it's not the case with the 2 yanks) H&G to pay the costs for RBS and hopefullu for the board. Hopefully any appeal can be fasttracked. Let's pray. .
RHI {ed's note - they have been refused an appeal mate.}

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13 Oct 2010 11:14:22
F*ck me no appeal even better!

Blair Mayne YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 11:14:17
Whatever happens from here on in we should be grateful for the efforts of some of those we've lambasted over the process. . . . . . "Chelsea's" Martin Broughton, The Guardian newspaper, Christian Purslow and others who've stayed silent during the process. . . . . . . . . . . .hang on, I've just heard the Yank f@cks have been refused the right to appeal. . . ! ! ! ! ! ! WAAAHEY!

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13 Oct 2010 11:14:01
John_W_Henry
Well done Martin, Christian & Ian. Well done RBS. Well done supporters!

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13 Oct 2010 11:13:05
H&G refused right to appeal. Ordered to pay legal costs. Bit of a spanking really.

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13 Oct 2010 11:12:42
Brillant news that they can't appeal the ruling they shud just go now an let us move on

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13 Oct 2010 11:11:54
This is beautiful RBS are shafting the w* * rs for everything making sure that the board meets by 8pm today for the sale and RBS want the cowboys to pay there court costs that's a nice little parting gift for them thankyou RBS and Martin Broughton

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13 Oct 2010 11:10:54
Seems finally the system works

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13 Oct 2010 11:10:21
Red Sox 1 - Red Necks 0
Dr. Dave

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13 Oct 2010 11:09:35
I posted on here when news broke about NESV and stated that Broughton, Purslow and Ayre had the chance to become as important as Shanks, Paisley and Kenny and in my opinion they have just done that
thanks to the 3 of them for standing up and thanks to the judge for his common sense

nightmare is over

the 3 musketeers to be granted the freedom of Anfield

get out yanks and don't forget to pay the court costs aswell. . . lmao

bigg291966

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13 Oct 2010 11:08:28
11.04am: Judge rules that owners should pay RBS costs.

11.02am: Broughton wants a board meeting by 8pm today to sort out the sale and there is a dispute over whether the owners will be able to communicate via phone. The owners' QC is asking for the meeting to take place at ten o'clock tomorrow. Judge rules that it should be at 8 today.

REDS 4 YANKS 0

come on you reds

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13 Oct 2010 11:06:38
Lord Grabiner has now ousted Vader as my favourite Lord. ;)

If the judge didn't accept the case that the board had been remiss in its duties i can't see how H&G hope to find grounds for a serious appeal.

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13 Oct 2010 11:02:35
Guardian Blog is spot on - you have to turn it on.

H&G tried to put an injunction on the board - this has been thrown out.

Broughton has been heroic in this - he had the best interests of the club at heart. I never criticised any of the board - I couldn't understand why fans were looking for details of an ongoing process which by its very nature had to be secret

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13 Oct 2010 11:02:25
Ed! Now that we have won. .whats further. . .

Can sale go through or there is still some twist pending. . .can you please throw some light on all possible scenarios ED. . . {ed's note - there is still a way to go yet mate, that was just the first battle in the war. There are so many possible scenarios it would take forever to outline them all, but I do recommend tuning into the Guardian blog that is linked further down the page.}

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13 Oct 2010 10:59:57
Martin Broughton to stay on as chairman, what do you think??

yes Believ
no un believ

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13 Oct 2010 10:58:50
10.43am: Judge rules against H&G, which means NESV deal can proceed. We will try and flesh out the details and ramifications. .

10.42am: JUDGE RULES MANDATORY INJUNCTION WANTED BY RBS AGAINST OWNERS IS GRANTED: SALE CAN GO AHEAD

Courtesy Guardian.co.uk

Adios H&G. Don't let the door hit you on your way out.

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13 Oct 2010 10:56:41
10.50am: The injunction means the board is reconstituted with Purslow and Ayre back in place and Broughton allowed to see through the sale, reports Sachin Nakrani
10.49am: Mr Justice Floyd: "The owners do not have an absolute right to veto a sale."
Taken from Guardian reporter in court.

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13 Oct 2010 10:54:54
Its 11:51 and Im still waiting for the verdict on that damn Guardian blog that everyone recommended! !

I got the news here first (im at work) - Thanks Ed! Thanks Reds!

C'Mon! YNWA

PS. . .I PERSONALLY THINK THE KOP SHOULD NOW SHOW ITS APPRECIATION TO BROUGHTON, AYRE AND ESPECIALLY PURSLOW AT THE NEXT HOME GAME. THEY ALL PUT THEIR NECKS AND REPUTATIONS ON THE LINE AND STAYED STRONG WHEN WE NEEDED THEM, DESPITE OUR (with hindsight) SKEPTISISM. FAIR PLAY, AND THANKS CHAPS!

AGREE?

Red Gart

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13 Oct 2010 10:53:02
The threat of administration and loss of points has gone and H &G have, for the time being been found out by good old English law but I believe there's still a twist in the tail to be had. . . . . . . . . .I don't trust the Chuckle Brothers or lawyers. Hope we get Red Sox and stability and that JR and Bobby lose heavily but I'm sure this latest news is just the calm before the storm. Hope not.

Anfieldpete

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13 Oct 2010 10:52:58
Great job Mr Broughton, Mr Purslow and Mr Ayres. . Sorry bout the swearing but the pair of robbing c- -s H/ G have had their arses kicked good style, now fcuk fof.Happy days.

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13 Oct 2010 10:51:25
Yes! ! !
A most memorable victory against H&G
They can now jog on back to their holes hopefully never to be seen again! !

Onwards & Upwards now starting this Sunday! !

Keep the Faith!

YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 10:50:21
Is there an appeal process?

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13 Oct 2010 10:49:49
WE WON! no sign of appeal as yet but goodbye once and forall to them 2 T* *S. YNWA {ed's note - the ruling is still dependant on H&G not being able to repay the loans, so it is not quite all over but close.}

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13 Oct 2010 10:49:39
YES YES YES YES WE HAVE YANKS OUT
BRING ON EVERTON BRING ON KING KENNY AND LETS GET OUR CLUB BACK ON TRACK SURELY THEY CAN NOT WIN APPEAL

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13 Oct 2010 10:48:07
WE HAVE WON! YANKS OUT
WHAT A DAY
come on you reds

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13 Oct 2010 10:47:59
Woooooooooooooo. we won. . Sale can proceed. great news. . isn't it ed? {ed's note - great news mate!}

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13 Oct 2010 10:47:21
10.42am:JUDGE RULES MANDATORY INJUNCTION WANTED BY RBS AGAINST OWNERS IS GRANTED: SALE CAN GO AHEAD

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13 Oct 2010 10:46:18
YYYYYEEEEESSSSSS

YOU WILL NEVER WALK ALONE! !

THANK YOU GOD! ! ! ! ! !


SI

YNWA

YANKS GO HOME

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13 Oct 2010 10:45:47
Liverpool 1 H&G 0

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13 Oct 2010 10:45:31
Wwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooooooooo! ! ! ! ! take that hicks you greedy b* * *d.round 1 to us!

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13 Oct 2010 10:43:51
Gud news everyone thank god its almost over now

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13 Oct 2010 10:43:45
RBS won. Best result of the season so far. . get in there.

Bob

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13 Oct 2010 10:43:40
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS

the first fight is won

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13 Oct 2010 10:43:38
We won! ! ssn siad! get lost h&g! !

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13 Oct 2010 10:43:17
YES! Stage one completed.

Blair Mayne YNWA

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13 Oct 2010 10:43:14
Get in rbs has won

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13 Oct 2010 10:43:07
R b s win

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13 Oct 2010 10:43:05
RBS won the case thank god.

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13 Oct 2010 10:25:04
Liverpool hearing almost starts. . ed, do you think Lim's bid can have its effects, today? It disturbs me alot. . Hope the result goes our way. .

{Editor's Note: Lim's bid will have no impact on the outcome of the case itself. The following link will take you to the Guardian blog and you can follow the updates: http://tinyurl.com/3yq6e7g}

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13 Oct 2010 10:14:37
Dont think the court would make a decicion in a couple of days if the outcome was in any doubt.Liverpool fc and Martin Broughton have it in the bag.Welcome Mr Henry and nesv let the good times roll.

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13 Oct 2010 10:14:09
Check out my Red Eric post on Mancs banter they are going nuts!

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13 Oct 2010 10:12:52
Reds doctor seems to think konchesky could play in the derby as he will go into full training tomorrow and they will see then how his injury reacts heres hoping all is well not that i particulary rate him but we are short of numbers now especially after last night.

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13 Oct 2010 10:11:47
Ever get the feeling you've been cheated ?


DONT BE ROTTEN !
SMF

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13 Oct 2010 09:58:57
{Editor's Note: At least things can only get better then - and I think the summation is due at 10:30.}
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I know ED but when we are put on Def Con 4 the Doomsday Clock get's put to 5 mins to 12.

Everyone strapped in?

Blair MayneYNWA

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13 Oct 2010 09:32:23
I Know the main thing today is the Court Case ed, but Kuyt and Agger's injuries last night couldnt have come at a worse time.

Any idea how long Konchesky is out, i know Aurelio played 30mins for the ressies but im sure sunday will come too soon for him.

I dread going to Gooidson with Maxi on r wing. Plus Kuyt always bags against them!

Rez {ed's note - when he got injured the expectation was he would be back for the Derby. I have not heard anything since, which is worrying, so I don't actually know if he will be back.}

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13 Oct 2010 00:41:38
Apparently Roy is after Danish striker Erik husklepp, his contract is expiring at the end of the season and would be available for 1.5 million. IMO I think he is a decent player i have watched him play a few matchs for Norway, he plays for brann.
Also we have had scouts watch the progress of Ricky van wolfswinkel of Utrecht and lacina traore of fc cluj, obv you all know about Ricky, but lacina is 6 ft 8 great in the air and a great shot, he reminds me of a cross between eto'o And adebayor minus the attitude.
Roy has also been monitoring tawio of marsaille, reto zeigler of sampdoria and urby emanualson of Ajax with all 3 players contracts due to expire at the end of the season.
Thank you for reading and today could be perfect new owners, yanks without a profit and my mums birthday!
Thank you for reading.
Dan.

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13 Oct 2010 00:26:25
RE:What happend to d.i.c

d.i.c where doing the same thing as Hicks but on a massive scale. They are now up to necks in it. d.i.c don't have oil money and never did, just the name and borrowing ability. we are much better off being with Hicks because he is small-time operator and will be gone soon. d.i.c would of been a nightmare for lfc

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13 Oct 2010 00:05:27
Got a question for any of the editors. If Keisuke Honda comes to Liverpool, will he be Torres's strike partner? {ed's note - he can play anywhere on the pitch, so it is difficult to say.}

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13 Oct 2010 00:01:15
Get a grip guys!

A few weeks ago we were trashing Haung's and kirdi's bid's due to their constant comments in the press now Lim's.

If RBS wins 2moro there will only one bid continue to be accepted - NESV,

Only is the court rules in favour of H&G will any other bid be considered however to counter this the UK board members will have to say that their bid meets the correct criteria.

No offence but this hedge fund that states its going to put £100m to the stadium is great but whose going to pay for the other three sides of it?

The high court has to make the right decision; imagine if they don't - the whole law process will be up in arms. No new bids will be considered if RBS wins end of.

Apologies to any fans wanting an unsuccessful chain of LFC bars but we have to keep it real! !

Hoola

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13 Oct 2010 00:00:10
In reply to
The boston REDSOX were hardly ever at the bottom of thier division they have always been one of the top 2 teams in that division what the new owners did was get rid of players who were underperforming but in no way were they a bottom feeder. that's what they will bring to us if torres doesn't perfom whena striking partner is added then he will go and if ro doesn't turn it around then he will go too as thet did this with a star player in nomar garciaparra and manager grady little when he took them to runner up spot in thier division cham[pionship they will be no nonsense and expect results
many thanks for the facts about the redsox, i do not pretend to know an awful lot about baseball, i must have mis-understood the articles that i have read, it seemed that the redsox were in a difficult position when NESV took over.
many thanks , redsincebirth,
Y.N.W.A

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