Will John W Henry and his Red Sox be right for Liverpool

October 6, 2010 | Filed Under: Blog, Blog Today, UK Box Update 
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After months of trouble at the club, it seems that Liverpool are about to come out of the other side with yet another American investor looking to take charge at the club.
The news today says that Liverpool have agreed to a deal offered by New England Sports Ventures (NESV), the company that own the Boston Red Sox baseball team after a vote within the clubs boardroom left present owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett with no other choice than to sell.
The deal has not been met with open arms by the two partners who currently own the club and they have issued a statement saying that the deal not only undervalues the club but that they would try to fight any deal from being undertaken without their agreement to the sale.

Hicks and Gillett must have known that something like this would happen at some point in the near future after they attempted to sack the clubs chairman Martin Broughton as well as two other board members with the view to replace their seats within the boardroom with members who would support their ownership of the club.
The deal has been completed following a vote by all board members concerned at the club and has lead to the club claiming that the reason that Hicks and Gillett are not happy with the offered deal is simply due to the fact that they would not be making enough profit on their shares at the club.

Following the completion of the deal that see’s yet another American influence take over the club, the clubs official website was then updated with a statement surrounding the deal, issuing the fans with an explanation of why the club decided to accept the offer, saying:
“The board decided to accept NESV’s proposal on the basis that it best met the criteria we set out originally for a suitable new owner. NESV’s philosophy is all about winning and they have fully demonstrated that at Red Sox.”

New England Sports Ventures is spearheaded by multi millionaire John W Henry who is known to own a number of companies such as the Boston Red Sox, New England Sports Network, Rousch Fenway Racing and Fenway Sports Group.
Following a look into Henry, it doesn’t take too long to realise that the deal could well be right for the club after research shows that he is one of the most powerful men in baseball.

Broughton revealed NESV have not decided whether to continue previous plans to build a new stadium in Stanley Park, or to redevelop Anfield, but he insisted the new ownership intend to have a 60,000 capacity ground in place either way.

All we can say is that the deal looks set to help Liverpool to fight their way out of the situation that they are currently in and with Hicks and Gillett wanting more for the club, can they honestly be trying to tell other interested parties how much the club is worth now that they have run the club into so much debt?

Many fans might be worried about new American owners coming in but im sure it can only be positive for Liverpool football club , so maybe its now time to put those scarf’s away.

The end at last ? many hope so

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  • any team who is in pickle have to choose 2 ways.Sharing your clubs other guy or loosing your advantage.First way is easy one.

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