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FSG Reject Proposed £2bn Bid for Liverpool

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I'm happy with FSG. They've got plenty of ambition for the club - sure we don't have the deep pockets of the oil baron clubs - but we've got plenty of cash to spend and comparing the club from when they came in to present day and it's night and day the shape the squad is in. I'd prefer to stick with them than make any change. Look at Milan, sometimes the deep pockets of billionaire owners aren't that deep, because the billionaire owner isn't a billionaire and might not even be a millionaire or some other dodgy shite, and the ownership change might not lead to positive changes at the club.

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1 hour ago, Harvsky said:

Hi, over here, pick me, pick me

What's the asking price these days?

Newcastle would be an excellent club to buy but I'd expect Ashley to demand so much ££ it would no longer be a good deal...

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1 hour ago, RandoEFC said:

A cousin of the Sheikhs who own Man City reportedly.

Could be the biggest 'My cock's bigger than your cock' contest going.

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2 minutes ago, Lucas said:

Could be the biggest 'My cock's bigger than your cock' contest going.

Would be funnier if they were trying to purchase Manchester United and not Liverpool. 

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15 minutes ago, Eco said:

Would be funnier if they were trying to purchase Manchester United and not Liverpool. 

Fuck that for a game of soldiers, nobody here want's to see that xD

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1 hour ago, Harry said:

What's the asking price these days?

Newcastle would be an excellent club to buy but I'd expect Ashley to demand so much ££ it would no longer be a good deal...

Yeah especially if he’s seeing they’ve just bid £2b on another club he’ll be thinking “well alright give us half what you’d give FSG.”

Honestly, I think he’s mental for thinking he’s improved the value of Newcastle in his tenure - they seem much worse off.

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7 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Yeah especially if he’s seeing they’ve just bid £2b on another club he’ll be thinking “well alright give us half what you’d give FSG.”

Honestly, I think he’s mental for thinking he’s improved the value of Newcastle in his tenure - they seem much worse off.

He's the guy who bought a block of flats and sat on it.  did nothing with it while the tenants complained. Then tried to sell it for 5 times what he paid in a market where it should only be worth 3 times what he paid. And he doesn't even deserve that because he was such a prick to his tenants...

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No thanks. FSG are doing a good job here, I'm happy with our owners.

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Were they? 

I've always thought they carried themselves well... i was only annoyed when we spent the suarez money on balotelli...

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6 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

Funny how things change, FSG were the devil a few years back.

Not even that long ago - remember people moaning about them last season.

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4 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

Funny how things change, FSG were the devil a few years back.

Huh? 

They were wet behind the ears to start with regarding transfers etc but they have always been very good commercialy and have also followed through with promises of stadium expansions, training facility upgraded etc. 

They have now got us into a position via setting up an extremely strong network of staff where we can now easily compete at the top table regarding transfers etc, totally self sufficient. 

They have never been 'the devil' as you put it, well, maybe only in @LFCMike's eyes xD

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4 minutes ago, Storts said:

Not even that long ago - remember people moaning about them last season.

False. Why would anyone have moaned about them last season? 

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1 minute ago, LFCMadLad said:

False. Why would anyone have moaned about them last season? 

Not you - you're a happy clapper.

Start of last season there were definitely people still moaning about them.

At the same time I think it's fairly valid - still haven't won anything under them, and league position is pretty stagnant now. Need a big jump this year

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16 minutes ago, Storts said:

Not even that long ago - remember people moaning about them last season.

Won't be long again when they have another trophyless season and Klopp's hugs aren't working. :ph34r:

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25 minutes ago, Storts said:

Not you - you're a happy clapper.

Start of last season there were definitely people still moaning about them.

At the same time I think it's fairly valid - still haven't won anything under them, and league position is pretty stagnant now. Need a big jump this year

We've been to multiple finals under them, including the biggest one of them all. Not FSG's fault that we fell at the last hurdle.

Who was moaning? No reason to moan! Granted FSG aren't Shiek charities handling a play thing but as far as owners go, they are pretty good.

From the point they bought us to now, it's as clear as Crystal how much we have progressed as a club. 

Any numpty can see that. 

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11 minutes ago, Chaaay AFC said:

Won't be long again when they have another trophyless season and Klopp's hugs aren't working. :ph34r:

Sorry mate can you say that again....

Can't hear you from all the way down there :ph34r:

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16 minutes ago, LFCMadLad said:

We've been to multiple finals under them, including the biggest one of them all. Not FSG's fault that we fell at the last hurdle.

Who was moaning? No reason to moan! Granted FSG aren't Shiek charities handling a play thing but as far as owners go, they are pretty good.

From the point they bought us to now, it's as clear as Crystal how much we have progressed as a club. 

Any numpty can see that. 

Well who's fault is it then? You won't blame Klopp, you won't blame the owners? If it's the players then who is bringing these players in? Got to be a reason why they can't take the next step?

Well on here, Mike - but plenty more out there not on here. Just read Page 12 here - Mike's comment, plus Gonzo's excellent post which highlights many of the anti FSG people even last season as I said.

For the record I think your owners are excellent! But that's not the point that was made - you disputed why any one would have moaned about them last season. They did - and playing devil's advocate I can still see why. Even if you and I may not agree

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2 minutes ago, Storts said:

Well who's fault is it then? You won't blame Klopp, you won't blame the owners? If it's the players then who is bringing these players in? Got to be a reason why they can't take the next step?

Well on here, Mike - but plenty more out there not on here. Just read Page 12 here - Mike's comment, plus Gonzo's excellent post which highlights many of the anti FSG people even last season as I said.

For the record I think your owners are excellent! But that's not the point that was made - you disputed why any one would have moaned about them last season. They did - and playing devil's advocate I can still see why. Even if you and I may not agree

I honestly don't know why anyone would moan, and that's the truth. I, like you, think our owners are excellent as far as owners go, but like nearly all owners, they're not perfect. 

I honestly don't know what else they could do, at this moment in time, that would make the naysayers get on board? 

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16 minutes ago, LFCMadLad said:

I honestly don't know why anyone would moan, and that's the truth. I, like you, think our owners are excellent as far as owners go, but like nearly all owners, they're not perfect. 

I honestly don't know what else they could do, at this moment in time, that would make the naysayers get on board? 

Think it's down to the players now - win something and they're vindicated. Until then questions will always be asked about recruitment etc.

 

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4 minutes ago, Storts said:

Think it's down to the players now - win something and they're vindicated. Until then questions will always be asked about recruitment etc.

 

Not really, not when you are competing in competitions against clubs like City and Real Madrid. 

But hey, as I've always said... I'm just enjoying the ride whether we win something or not :D

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I think while there's no expectation that Liverpool have to win something because they aren't the favourites for any of the tournament's they're in, the main difference this season is you can't really point at United and Chelsea and say well we'd have a better chance if we spent as much as them because for this season you have.

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My doubts and criticisms over the ownership as recently as last year were perfectly fair. I said in that thread Storts linked to that things had got better since they appointed Klopp (i.e a proper manager with the right people around him and not trying to do things on the cheap) but there were still doubts. Since then, they've gone some way to showing that they are serious about winning with the signings of VVD, Keita and Alisson. I'm satisfied with how things are going now and certainly wouldn't want to risk the stability we have now.

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Interesting detail from Maddock here.

 

I'm not convinced by this whole "no interest in a full sale" thing. Various reliable journalists have reported things like "the offer wasn't deemed credible" or "proof of funds was requested but never received" which makes me think the idea of selling the club was at least entertained.

I hope they don't sell, personally. I wouldn't swap our owners for any others in the world.

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16 hours ago, Harvsky said:

Hi, over here, pick me, pick me

Out of interest would you like Newcastle to be bought out by filthy rich owners and then buy whoever you want?

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Unlikely the owners would sell when they have just gone "All In" on winning something for the first time in ages. Close to success, they will want to enjoy bathing in the glory.

Maybe if this season becomes like others n goes Tits up again, something the club has a history of doing these past couple of decades, they may well sell up for a good profit.

I am sure Mike Ashley would love to hear from these guys looking to purchase a club. I wonder if he, or any other purchasable club will?

 

 

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£2 billion sounds like a lot of money, but back in June, Forbes valued Liverpool at about 3/4 of that, so there not too far off.   The timing doesnt look right for FSG to sell, some people feel that Liverpool could be on the cusp of winning something major, so you would think they would ride it out for another year at least to see what happens trophy wise. If the bid was legit,  FSG could always return to it in a year or two, whether they are successful or not if they do want to sell.

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