The article is spot on. We know and ShareLFC know, that we have got no chance of matching Utd's match-day revenue until we have a similar facility.
The only bit I'd take issue with is that the finger is not pointed more fully at Moores. We know he put money into the club years ago but by fuck he got it back in spades recently.
From what I have been told, Moores was the biggest stumbling block to any ideas of us moving away from Anfield. The right move, financially, would have been to bite the bullet years ago and move to a new site. Moores has been anchored in the past while the reality of our situation was ignored. The article says we are punching at about our correct weight, mostly true except for Europe where we punch above our weight.
Moores considering stepping down from his position? I wish he would to be honest, prospective buyers might not want the ex-chairman rattling around the place like some sort of ghost.
I can't believe just how deep the shit is we are in.
Hicks does seem to be the better of the two herberts we currently have. Gillett has been shown up to be the real problem. Gillett, it seems, will hang on to his stake just to stop Hicks' plans.
Parry has fallen on his sword but it was Moores who opted to sell to the two americans after having the deal from Dubai actually on the table. It was Moores that did not wish to leave "our spiritual home" over many seasons. Moores was never a businessman and was placed in charge of a big business.
I've never understood why Parry, so involved in the creation of the PL itself, was never more strident in pushing for us to make the right moves years back?
We are now left with United being years ahead of us off the pitch and their superior finances keeping them ahead on the pitch. On our day, we can beat their best eleven. Over a season, it seems we cannot beat their squad. They won a trophy yesterday without either Rooney or Berbatov on the pitch. They have a lead at the top of the Prem and are still in the FA cup and the CL. Their squad depth allows them to do this and that has been as a direct result of their superior finances and planning over many years.
What should also be said, is that Liverpool City council have pissed the club around over many years too. LFC has brought MILLIONS of pounds to this city but has never had the co-operation it needed from the city itself. At Newcastle, when their council were standing in the way of the development of St.James' Park, Sir John Hall simply threatened to move the club lock stock and barrel to Gateshead. The council soon changed their tune.
Moores and Parry should have had the balls to tell Liverpool city council to shove it and move to another site. Even now, all we have is planning permission to build on dogshit park. My guess is, any alternative buyer would be looking at different locations where the build would be cheaper and easier.