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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #120 on: April 17, 2008, 03:27:34 pm »
cos Sky will be there.
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Reminds me of the gem of a sign at some service station-


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In such a sumptuous festival of shite, I wouldn't be so quick to pick a winner..

But he'd make the shortlist

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #121 on: April 17, 2008, 03:32:07 pm »
Sorry couldn't get down lads, I protested outside the main stand before the Reading game, but I've head me cruciates operated on last week, so I'm goosed.

All the best with it.

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #122 on: April 17, 2008, 03:40:03 pm »
It amazes me that people wonder about the kind of coverage Sky gives to this club, given who they're run by. Do you think for a minute anything such as this will make a jot of difference to the corporate wankers at the top of this shit heap who are set on taking the piss out of us at every opportunity?

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #123 on: April 17, 2008, 03:46:16 pm »
Disappointed. Fair play to SOS trying to organise any thing, but it appears to be another half arsed, not thought through protest. Like the one this week outside the stadium.

If you are going to organise something, do it proper, else you'll come across as a fucking joke.

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #124 on: April 17, 2008, 03:59:50 pm »
I only went down on my lunch hour and nobody was there whatsoever. Did anyone show up? There was not a single person. There were five kids on bikes told to beat it by someone from inside the restaurant but they were only about 12.
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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #125 on: April 17, 2008, 04:22:24 pm »
FANS' GROUPS JOIN PARRY IN HICKS BLAST

Liverpool fans' groups have criticised co-owner Tom Hicks' latest attack on the way the club is run as "destabilising" ahead of next week's Champions League semi-final.

The club has been plunged into civil war as the boardroom power battle rages on, with Hicks, his estranged partner George Gillett, chief executive Rick Parry and manager Rafael Benitez all involved.

Hicks demanded Parry's resignation in a letter last week, and went public in his condemnation of the chief executive's decade of control at the weekend.

On Thursday, Hicks launched another attack on Parry. He called Parry's reign "disastrous," and claims he will soon be able to buy out Gillett and have the money to fund the new stadium and finance Benitez's summer spending.

But fans' groups are angry at the timing of Hicks' latest attack, with Neil Atkinson - chairman of the Spirit of Shankly group set up to fight the Americans' ownership - insisting: "We have a European Cup semi-final coming up in a few days time and this is a terrible time to do what he has done.

"He thinks he can rattle out this sort of stuff and leave everyone to get on with it. Rather than be silent and stay in the background over the next four or five weeks.

"He had one big go in the week between the Arsenal semi-final and the Hillsborough memorial service.

"There were huge numbers of supporters grieving for loved ones. It was a time to be respectful and understand what this football club is all about.

"But Mr Hicks seems to have no respect for anyone. He didn't say anything on the day of the service, but straight afterwards he is up and running again.

"Tom Hicks has got no respect for football or this club. The man cannot be trusted at all. He said there would be no debt on the club, but that is not what has happened.

"The situation with Rick Parry is really an irrelevance. He is good for one thing only, and that is his vote at board meetings to keep Hicks at bay.

"Apart from that, it looks as if whoever ends up owning the club, be it Hicks or DIC, Rick Parry probably won't be in a job any more."

Les Lawson, spokesman for the Liverpool supporters' club, believes that nothing Hicks has said will change the view the fans have of him.

He said: "We've seen what Hicks has said and we still want him out. For all this to come out again as we are about to play Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final has angered the fans more."

Hicks, speaking on Sky Sports News, again criticised Parry and warned Gillett that the stalemate over the club's future will continue until he agrees to sell his stake.

"Look at what's happened under Rick's leadership. It has been a disaster," he said. "We have fallen so far behind the other leading clubs.

"We should have the stadium built three or four years ago. We have two or three major sponsors when we should have 12 or 15 and we are not doing anything in Asia.

"We have still got the top brand in the world of football but that's no good if you don't know how to commercialise it.

"Rick needs to resign from Liverpool FC. He has put his heart into it but it is time for a change."

Hicks admitted his relationship with Gillett is now "unworkable".

"We started this as friends but 50-50 is a difficult business proposition because you cannot do anything without your partner's approval.

"If George doesn't sell - because I am not going to sell - I guess we stay in this position that we are in.

"I am planning to make him a very attractive offer. If I had a majority on it (ownership of Liverpool) I could put more capital in.

"My goal is to take all the debt off the club except the working capital needed and get the permanent financing totally in place for the stadium."

Hicks insisted that Dubai International Capital - who have been trying to buy out both Americans - "do not have a seat at the table".

DIC believe Hicks is running into a financial brick wall in the knowledge there is "no appetite" in the City of London for his plans.

A source said: "DIC will not rest until they own Liverpool Football Club. However long it takes."

DIC also made it clear that Benitez's position - he has two years of his contract still to run - is safe if they do eventually take over, and that he will be given funds to spend in the transfer market.

Parry has the support of Gillett - who says he will not sell his stake to Hicks - and a majority in his favour among the six-man board.

Parry told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It's for the board to ask me to resign - and they haven't.

"It is clear that this is a matter for the board. I'm accountable to the board and this is not something the board has discussed with me.

"There's a Liverpool way which I will stick to and clearly there's a different way.

"I think I have a responsibility, indeed a duty, at the moment to try to keep things on an even keel when there's a degree of turmoil off the pitch.

"I just want to do my best for the club. The club will survive, we've got a Champions League semi-final coming up, there are a lot of important things to be done at the club."

In a later interview with Sky Sports News, Parry branded Hicks' outburst a "side-show" and added: "There needs to be a resolution between the owners but in the mean time we're focusing on trying to run the club."


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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #126 on: April 17, 2008, 04:31:02 pm »
It wasn't a protest. It was just for a few other lads to be able to say a few words rather than have it be all me.

Everything's been crazy today, so apologies if the wrong end of the stick was passed around.

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #127 on: April 17, 2008, 04:31:56 pm »
the stadium should have been built four years ago says the man who said there will be spades in the ground in sixty days over 6 months ago
you can stick your borrowed dollars up your arse


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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #128 on: April 17, 2008, 04:34:49 pm »
It wasn't a protest. It was just for a few other lads to be able to say a few words rather than have it be all me.

Everything's been crazy today, so apologies if the wrong end of the stick was passed around.

fair play. you came across very well in the article above

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #129 on: April 17, 2008, 04:37:44 pm »
FANS' GROUPS JOIN PARRY IN HICKS BLAST

Liverpool fans' groups have criticised co-owner Tom Hicks' latest attack on the way the club is run as "destabilising" ahead of next week's Champions League semi-final.

The club has been plunged into civil war as the boardroom power battle rages on, with Hicks, his estranged partner George Gillett, chief executive Rick Parry and manager Rafael Benitez all involved.

Hicks demanded Parry's resignation in a letter last week, and went public in his condemnation of the chief executive's decade of control at the weekend.

On Thursday, Hicks launched another attack on Parry. He called Parry's reign "disastrous," and claims he will soon be able to buy out Gillett and have the money to fund the new stadium and finance Benitez's summer spending.

But fans' groups are angry at the timing of Hicks' latest attack, with Neil Atkinson - chairman of the Spirit of Shankly group set up to fight the Americans' ownership - insisting: "We have a European Cup semi-final coming up in a few days time and this is a terrible time to do what he has done.

"He thinks he can rattle out this sort of stuff and leave everyone to get on with it. Rather than be silent and stay in the background over the next four or five weeks.

"He had one big go in the week between the Arsenal semi-final and the Hillsborough memorial service.

"There were huge numbers of supporters grieving for loved ones. It was a time to be respectful and understand what this football club is all about.

"But Mr Hicks seems to have no respect for anyone. He didn't say anything on the day of the service, but straight afterwards he is up and running again.

"Tom Hicks has got no respect for football or this club. The man cannot be trusted at all. He said there would be no debt on the club, but that is not what has happened.

"The situation with Rick Parry is really an irrelevance. He is good for one thing only, and that is his vote at board meetings to keep Hicks at bay.

"Apart from that, it looks as if whoever ends up owning the club, be it Hicks or DIC, Rick Parry probably won't be in a job any more."

Les Lawson, spokesman for the Liverpool supporters' club, believes that nothing Hicks has said will change the view the fans have of him.

He said: "We've seen what Hicks has said and we still want him out. For all this to come out again as we are about to play Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final has angered the fans more."

Hicks, speaking on Sky Sports News, again criticised Parry and warned Gillett that the stalemate over the club's future will continue until he agrees to sell his stake.

"Look at what's happened under Rick's leadership. It has been a disaster," he said. "We have fallen so far behind the other leading clubs.

"We should have the stadium built three or four years ago. We have two or three major sponsors when we should have 12 or 15 and we are not doing anything in Asia.

"We have still got the top brand in the world of football but that's no good if you don't know how to commercialise it.

"Rick needs to resign from Liverpool FC. He has put his heart into it but it is time for a change."

Hicks admitted his relationship with Gillett is now "unworkable".

"We started this as friends but 50-50 is a difficult business proposition because you cannot do anything without your partner's approval.

"If George doesn't sell - because I am not going to sell - I guess we stay in this position that we are in.

"I am planning to make him a very attractive offer. If I had a majority on it (ownership of Liverpool) I could put more capital in.

"My goal is to take all the debt off the club except the working capital needed and get the permanent financing totally in place for the stadium."

Hicks insisted that Dubai International Capital - who have been trying to buy out both Americans - "do not have a seat at the table".

DIC believe Hicks is running into a financial brick wall in the knowledge there is "no appetite" in the City of London for his plans.

A source said: "DIC will not rest until they own Liverpool Football Club. However long it takes."

DIC also made it clear that Benitez's position - he has two years of his contract still to run - is safe if they do eventually take over, and that he will be given funds to spend in the transfer market.

Parry has the support of Gillett - who says he will not sell his stake to Hicks - and a majority in his favour among the six-man board.

Parry told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It's for the board to ask me to resign - and they haven't.

"It is clear that this is a matter for the board. I'm accountable to the board and this is not something the board has discussed with me.

"There's a Liverpool way which I will stick to and clearly there's a different way.

"I think I have a responsibility, indeed a duty, at the moment to try to keep things on an even keel when there's a degree of turmoil off the pitch.

"I just want to do my best for the club. The club will survive, we've got a Champions League semi-final coming up, there are a lot of important things to be done at the club."

In a later interview with Sky Sports News, Parry branded Hicks' outburst a "side-show" and added: "There needs to be a resolution between the owners but in the mean time we're focusing on trying to run the club."



As the article says there, DIC have not gone away. They are just waiting for this 90 days clause to finish then they will be back with an offer to Gillett. Hicks then cannot veto it, DIC will have 50% and will in the end force Hicks out.

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #130 on: April 17, 2008, 04:44:43 pm »
Why couldnt the  "fat egg " tell us when work on the new stadium is starting ?

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #131 on: April 17, 2008, 04:45:36 pm »
Why couldnt the  "fat egg " tell us when work on the new stadium is starting ?

Probabably because it isn't.
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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #132 on: April 17, 2008, 04:46:55 pm »
DIC believe Hicks is running into a financial brick wall in the knowledge there is "no appetite" in the City of London for his plans.

A source said: "DIC will not rest until they own Liverpool Football Club. However long it takes."

DIC also made it clear that Benitez's position - he has two years of his contract still to run - is safe if they do eventually take over, and that he will be given funds to spend in the transfer market.


Very interesting.

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #133 on: April 17, 2008, 04:49:17 pm »
Very interesting.

Where is this article from?

Paul Walker, PA Sport

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #134 on: April 17, 2008, 04:52:13 pm »
I think Neil, Dave and all those who spoke on behelf of the fans did a fine job.
They put the points across in a dignified and concise manner...exactly what was needed.
No grey areas and no ambiguity.
Cheers for that folks
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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #135 on: April 17, 2008, 04:55:47 pm »
Good responce SOS, comes across very well

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #136 on: April 17, 2008, 04:56:43 pm »
I think Neil, Dave and all those who spoke on behelf of the fans did a fine job.
They put the points across in a dignified and concise manner...exactly what was needed.
No grey areas and no ambiguity.
Cheers for that folks

Just wanted to echo that. Kept it very much to the point.

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #137 on: April 17, 2008, 04:58:01 pm »
I think Neil, Dave and all those who spoke on behelf of the fans did a fine job.
They put the points across in a dignified and concise manner...exactly what was needed.
No grey areas and no ambiguity.
Cheers for that folks

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #138 on: April 17, 2008, 05:01:44 pm »
Does anyone have a recording of S.O.S on TalkSport really want to hear it.!

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #139 on: April 17, 2008, 05:02:32 pm »
Disappointed. Fair play to SOS trying to organise any thing, but it appears to be another half arsed, not thought through protest. Like the one this week outside the stadium.

If you are going to organise something, do it proper, else you'll come across as a fucking joke.
I expect you could have dictated to various media organisations and made them act at your beck and call. Sadly the rest of us are mere humans and sometimes things have to be organised in a hurry.

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #140 on: April 17, 2008, 05:02:55 pm »
Very interesting.

Where is this article from?

I lifted that from sportinglife.com. I’m not so sure about the truth behind that particular part of the article. I’ve never heard that reported before. I suspect its more opinion than fact.

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #141 on: April 17, 2008, 05:03:42 pm »
well spoken guys - much appreciated

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #142 on: April 17, 2008, 05:09:41 pm »
We need as many people down there as possible, Sky will be there.  We need a big show of Anti-Hicks support!

Thats 60 minutes away so if you cant get there yourself spread the word to anyone who can!



Good work to get SKY to interview the fans. Hope you have a spokesman properly rehearsed for this.

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #143 on: April 17, 2008, 05:14:59 pm »
Has sky shown the full interview yet because they just said more on his views to come .

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #144 on: April 17, 2008, 05:24:29 pm »
good stuff SOS, lets really turn the heat up on the fat lying bastard

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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #145 on: April 17, 2008, 05:33:29 pm »
Very interesting.

Where is this article from?

Agree entirely. I would love a credible source to say this :D
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Re: SKY INTERVIEW TODAY WITH FANS - 1PM OUTSIDE CARRAGHERS PLACE
« Reply #147 on: April 18, 2008, 05:41:19 am »
I think Neil, Dave and all those who spoke on behelf of the fans did a fine job.
They put the points across in a dignified and concise manner...exactly what was needed.
No grey areas and no ambiguity.
Cheers for that folks
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« Reply #148 on: May 30, 2008, 05:48:12 pm »
Never noticed this before. New thing?