Liverpool FC: Is this a case of here we go again for supporters?
Here we go again. That was probably the most common reaction from Liverpool Football Club fans waking up to news that a deal had been agreed in principle to sell the club to the 61-year-old American owner of the Boston Red Sox, John W Henry.
„No money for new players pretty pointless this, to be honest,“ said one poster on the Red and White Kop fans‘ forum. Another was a little more barbed: „Load of shite. We want Arabs, Russians or Chinese!“
Negative assumptions of Henry’s character are easy to arrive at. He’s American. He has a Dubya smack bang in the middle of his name. One of the photographs doing the rounds at Authentic Prada Bag For Sale Philippines the moment shows him smoking a cigar big enough to choke an elephant and makes him look crass. We hear that he has had a successful sporting Agatha Ruiz Dela Prada Sale Uk interest in baseball and if his takeover does go through his emphasis will be on preserving the club’s heritage and maybe even redeveloping Anfield. We only need to hear the word custodian and we’ll have a full house in Sceptics‘ Bingo.
After years of protesting against Tom Hicks‘ and George Gillett’s ownership, including the burning of an American flag outside the Kop, it is easy to understand why Liverpool fans aren’t taking Black Prada Chain Bag to the streets in celebration. Best Prada Outlet In Florence In matters of modern-day football club ownership replica prada nylon handbags, in which fans have no real influence, all we can do is hope for the best.
Whether the new owners are American, Authentic Prada Bags Outlet Online Chinese, Arabic or French, if they do not have any emotional connection to the club, doubts will always persist. And why not? The overriding reasons for foreigners owning Premier League football clubs these days are to do with money or ego. The days of the local businessman buying the club he loves and sacrificing his own money for a stab at glory are over.
The possibility Authentic Prada Vitello Daino of fans buying a Premier League club between them also seems to have closed. With many supporters already unable to afford tickets for matches, it is unrealistic to expect them to buy into the club they love instead.
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