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Liverpool ownership fight heads for Texas court

Posted Friday, October 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport64 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool's ownership battle went into injury time on Thursday as Tom Hicks and George Gillett lost a High Court ruling in London but carried the fight to a Texas court room and a Friday hearing. The ruling increases the likelihood that the 18-time English champions will be sold to New England Sports Ventures (NSEV), owners of US Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox, but the le...Full Story »

Court ruling favors prospective Liverpool owners

Posted Friday, October 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

The owners of the Boston Red Sox were claiming control of English Premier League club Liverpool on Thursday, following an extraordinary legal battle in Britain’s High Court. New England Sports Ventures, which controls the Red Sox, thought it had completed a deal to buy Liverpool for $480 million on Wednesday before being temporarily thwarted by an emergency injunction granted to former ow...Full Story »

Court rules against owners in Liverpool fight

Posted Friday, October 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport22 hits

LONDON (AP)—Liverpool’s board of directors won the latest court battle in the drawn-out attempt to sell the club to the owners of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, leaving the current American owners with slim hopes of using the Texas legal system to block the deal. On a day of legal wrangling on both sides of the Atlantic, a British High Court judge granted an injunction against co-o...Full Story »

New England Sports Ventures Claim They Are New Owners Of Liverpool While High Court Judge Considers Hicks & Gillett Injunction

Posted Friday, October 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport21 hits

Liverpool bidders New England Sports Ventures (NESV) have claimed they are the club's new owners, in a High Court case contesting Tom Hicks and George Gillett's attempt to block the sale, on Thursday. Hicks and Gillett had been accused of "outrageous" behaviour during the case after they tried to twart orders allowing the club to be sold, by gaining an injunction in a Texas court on Wednesday e...Full Story »

Singapore businessman withdraws Liverpool bid

Posted Friday, October 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport10 hits

SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singaporean billionaire businessman Peter Lim on Thursday withdrew his 320 million pound (512 million dollar) bid to buy English football giants Liverpool, saying his offer had been ignored. "It has become clear to me that the board is intent on selling the club to NESV (New England Sports Ventures) to the exclusion of all other parties, regardless of the merits of their bids,...Full Story »

Liverpool owners: Temporary order halting sale

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

LONDON (AP)—Liverpool’s American owners say a Texas court has granted a temporary restraining order stopping the proposed sale of the club to the owners of the Boston Red Sox. Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. issued the statement late Wednesday saying they are also suing three Liverpool board members, the bank controlling the club’s debt and prospective buyer New England Sport...Full Story »

Liverpool saga shows disenfranchisement of fans

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

Legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly was a man of wise words. His quip that soccer is more important than life and death showed how well he understood the visceral bond that weds clubs to their fans. In likening the sport to socialism—“with everyone working for each other, everyone helping each other, and everyone having a share of the rewards”— Shankly also defined...Full Story »

Liverpool closer to being sold after court ruling

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport19 hits

LONDON (AP)—Boston Red Sox owner John Henry arrived at a hastily called meeting of Liverpool’s board of directors on Wednesday, hoping to complete a takeover of the Premier League club after a British court cleared the way for a sale. The board meeting in central London was convened hours after a High Court judge ruled against Liverpool’s American owners, who were trying to bl...Full Story »

Liverpool off to high court as RBS obtains Tom Hicks injunction

Posted Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by The Independent222 hits

• RBS obtains injunction against attempt to sack chairman• Singapore billionaire Peter Lim prepares rival offer for club The battle over who will own Liverpool is heading for court 18 of the high court in London. The fate of Liverpool will be decided in room 16 of the high court from tomorrow, when the Royal Bank of Scotland seeks to force through the sale of the club to the owner...Full Story »

Liverpool sale may collapse if nine points are deducted

Posted Saturday, October 09, 2010 by theguardian.com317 hits

Liverpool would drop to the bottom of the Premier League table if a points deduction was enforced The prospective new owners of Liverpool could be discouraged from buying the club if next week's court action fails to force the deal through and the club is then placed into administration, incurring a nine‑point penalty from the Premier League. Sources close to the Liverpool battle said the loss ...Full Story »

Analyst: Bidders must invest heavily in Liverpool

Posted Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

LONDON (AP)—The owners of the Boston Red Sox will struggle to restore Liverpool as a major soccer power unless they follow their initial purchase of the Premier League club with heavy investment, according to a soccer finance expert. New England Sports Ventures’ bid of $477 million for a team valued by its owners at twice that sounds like a bargain. But Joe McLean, a partner at acco...Full Story »

Liverpool Striker Fernando Torres Could Yet Feature In Merseyside Derby Against Everton

Posted Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by Goal.com314 hits

Fernando Torres,Liverpool vs Trabzonspor,Europa League Liverpool forward Fernando Torres reportedly has a chance of making an appearance in the Merseyside derby against Everton. The two sides clash at Goodison Park on October 17 following the international break, with the 26-year-old thought to be in line to miss the game after sustaining an injury during the match against Blackpool. The form...Full Story »

Liverpool civil war erupts as owners reject two buyers

Posted Wednesday, October 06, 2010 by theguardian.com263 hits

• Tom Hicks and George Gillett attempt to oust fellow directors • Boston Red Sox owner's 'credible' bid turned down The Boston Red Sox owner John W Henry has the means to fund a takeover bid for Liverpool. The simmering war in the Liverpool boardroom between the American owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett, and the three other directors, broke dramatically into the open last nigh...Full Story »

Blackpool shock Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield

Posted Monday, October 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

LONDON (SE) - Roy Hodgson tore into his Liverpool flops after their woeful start to the season continued with a humiliating 2-1 defeat at home to Blackpool on Sunday. Star striker Fernando Torres hobbling off with groin injury with less than 10 minutes played set the tone for a miserable afternoon for Liverpool manager Hodgson. The fallen European giants trailed 2-0 at half time courtesy of a ...Full Story »

Blackpool double stuns struggling Liverpool

Posted Monday, October 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport20 hits

LIVERPOOL, England (AFP) - Charlie Adam's penalty and Luke Varney's cool finish helped Blackpool pull off a stunning 2-1 Premier League upset win against Liverpool at Anfield here on Sunday to heap more pressure on Reds manager Roy Hodgson. Liverpool, the 18-times English champions, were outclassed as they fell 2-0 behind although Sotirios Kyrgiakos did pull a goal back in the second half. Tha...Full Story »

Blackpool upsets Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield

Posted Monday, October 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport18 hits

LIVERPOOL, England (AP)—Liverpool’s season went from bad to worse on Sunday as it slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at home to promoted Blackpool and remained in the Premier League’s relegation zone. The visitors went ahead through a penalty by Charlie Adam before striker Luke Varney gave them a two-goal cushion in first-half injury time. Liverpool, which lost striker Fernando To...Full Story »

Chelsea goes 4 points clear as Liverpool stumbles

Posted Monday, October 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport20 hits

LONDON, England (AP)—Chelsea went four points clear at the top of the Premier League on Sunday thanks to a 2-0 win over Arsenal and Liverpool’s shambolic season lurched to a new low with an embarrassing 2-1 home defeat to Blackpool. Didier Drogba proved to be Arsenal's nemesis once again, glancing in from close range in the 39th minute for his 13th goal in 11 matches against the G...Full Story »

Europe provides no respite for Liverpool

Posted Friday, October 01, 2010 by YAHOO Sport26 hits

LONDON (AP)—Liverpool’s domestic woes followed it all the way to the Netherlands and a 0-0 draw with Utrecht on Thursday, while Stuttgart continued its perfect start to the Europa League by winning at Odense. A disjointed Liverpool display relied on goalkeeper Pepe Reina’s saves to secure a point. The Reds remain top of Group K after Napoli’s 3-3 draw at Steaua Bucharest...Full Story »

Liverpool fail to inspire at Utrecht

Posted Friday, October 01, 2010 by YAHOO Sport26 hits

PARIS (AFP) - Liverpool's stuttering season yielded another forgettable performance on Thursday when the English giants were held to a 0-0 draw at Dutch side FC Utrecht in the Europa League. Roy Hodgson's side came close to conceding on numerous occasions, with Jan Wuytens seeing a first-half effort chalked off for a foul and Dries Mertens drawing a sharp save from Reds goalkeeper Pepe Reina in...Full Story »

Roy Hodgson shows signs of mounting stress at struggling Liverpool

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by theguardian.com119 hits

Roy Hodgson thought Liverpool deserved a point against Sunderland, but he was in a minority.  One virtue that helped Roy Hodgson to become Liverpool's manager was a level of common sense which appeared to have eluded his two predecessors. Where Gérard Houllier seemed to exude paranoia towards the end of his reign, using the amount of corners his side had earned in games as a gauge of ...Full Story »

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