Liverpool: Truths, Half-Truths & Downright Lies

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  1. Mish says:

    An interesting read but if media outlets are to be believed today (teehee) Kirdi is out of the situation entirely.

    Quite frankly I didn’t see anything else happening, as he was just a ringer for the Yanks to try and push the money up.

    I think we’ll see more movement the closer we get to the RBS cut-off. Either that or someone will offer the two carpet-baggers just enough to turn a small profit and save some face.

  2. redhed17 says:

    A very good article, well done.

    The amount of misinformation about Liverpool, and any proposed takeover, is stunning. Nobody knows what to believe. The journalist’s ‘reporting’ all these stories should be ashamed when they get things so wrong, but just seem to trot out the next story. :-(

    Hopefully there are real investors somewhere in the background ready to take over, but who knows. At least by the 6th October things may be clearer. At least that is if that deadline has been reported correctly. ;-)

    It all lessens the great name of Liverpool FC and makes us a laughing stock, and many journalists wouldn’t see that as a bad thing.

  3. Rob says:

    Great Article. Have been following ‘the takeover’ closely and this shows how muddy the whole thing is.

    It always struck me as odd that people think this is going to be concluded before the end of August.

    why?

    why would one buy the club
    a) during a transfer window when there’d be an expectation from fans to splurge cash hastily?
    b) a month and a half away from the refinancing deadline? When G&H are in such a difficult bind with RBS, I would have assumed a takeover would be best played as close as possible to the October 6th deadline in order to get the lowest possible price for the club.

    One of my major worries is that somehow G&H will be able to make further refinancing arrangements prior to the October deadline – if this occurs, I fear the club will quickly become unsellable due to the disparity between the club debts, it’s real value, and the investment required to make us financially competitive.

  4. Jacob says:

    I am not a Liverpool fan [I'm a Newcastle ]supporter} but I highly respect them and I do hope that they get this taken care of quickly. The EPL needs Liverpool to be successful.

  5. Martin says:

    Some speculators play a game of brinksmanship with some other speculators? Gripping.

    I’m surprised socialism is so obviously dead in Liverpool.

    How many do AFC Liverpool attract?

  6. Mark Murphy says:

    Indeed. One day, Peter Kenyon’s involvement is announced, the next day, the bid’s off.

    Appropriate, somehow.

  1. August 18, 2010

    [...] Liverpool: Truths, Half-Truths & Downright “‘I want Rafa to stay,’ screamed the headline in the Daily Mirror on April 24th this year. The thrust of the story was that a potential bidder for Liverpool FC had reached “a crucial stage” in negotiations with Tom Hicks and George Gillett to buy the club. The bidder had ‘been granted access to the club’s accounts’ yet still hadn’t been put off. Indeed, he believed a deal ‘could be finalised’ in June as ‘my audit team is examining the books and my legal team is in close contact with theirs.’ On August 3rd, the UK national media reported that Liverpool had ’11 days to consider’ the bidder’s ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer. A week later, the bidder’s spokesman finally spoke: ‘No decision to submit a bid has been made.’ The bidder’s name? Huang Jin-Hua. ‘Kenny’ to his mates.” (twohundredpercent) [...]

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