“You Don’t Know What You’re Doing”
Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks is adamant that he remains committed to building a new stadium for the club.
The Reds were planning to open a replacement for Anfield in neighbouring Stanley Park, with the new ground designed to have a significantly increased capacity.
But last week Liverpool’s new managing director Christian Purslow admitted the reported £490million project had been put on hold until the end of the global recession.
Hicks has confirmed that is the case and the new stadium will not progress anytime soon, despite the fact that the American is set to receive £450m from the imminent sale of his baseball franchise Texas Rangers.
He said in the Liverpool Daily Post: “Rangers and Liverpool are totally separate investments, so there is no connection.
“I do plan to keep a significant participation in the Rangers. We are close to winning our division. I want to finish what we have started.
“Liverpool will obtain stadium financing when the financial market opens back up. We have all of our permits and will be ready when the market is ready.”
Meanwhile, Hicks, who co-owns the Reds with George Gillett, has praised the impact of Purslow since his appointment in June.
He added: “Christian Purslow is working hard. Liverpool’s new management focus is producing great new commercial results that will become known in due time.” (Sky Sports)
Seriously does anyone buy this rubbish? The idea of a club putting something on the back burner until the ‘financial markets open up” is clearly a smokescreen to avoid having to admit the club hasn’t got the money to finance a stadium deal we were assured would take place.
So let me get this straight. Hicks is adamant that he remains committed to the building of a new stadium but offers no concrete deadlines whatsoever, this after a previous deadline had already passed.
Tom Hicks must think we are all fools if he believes we will buy his lies. To use such an open ended undefinable yardstick to attempt to placate the hoardes of fans who are all to aware of what he and his partner in crime George Gillett are all about.
I have never heard such a flimsy attempt to wash ones hands of the issue. To claim that the reason for the delay is that of the world economy whilst simultanesouly gleefully making a mint from the sale of his Baseball franchise is simply laughable.
The fact remains that these two clowns are destined to ruin this club and this latest news and the subsequent cover up are just the latest attempts to mask what is plain for all to see. The two Americans bought the club with a debt, we are saddled with the debt and we are in a very difficult situation and one we will never get out of whilst those two remain at the helm.