Originally Posted by Black Death
Many of us Liverpool supporters wanted the Arabs to take over the club. Originally I had nothing against the Americans but just felt they didn't have enough money to put the club where it should be. Turns out I was right - they are having problems securing the loan for the new stadium and to rub salt into the wound they have made constant eff ups like talking to Klinsmann about managing Liverpool. Almost every supporter is behind Rafa Benitez as manager and now almost every supporter wants the Americans to sell the club to the DIC.
Check out the website redandwhitekop.com and you will see this has really ripped the ordinairy supporters apart. It is a great club that doesn't deserve to go through what it is going through.
I kind of have mixed feelings about all this. Premiership teams are attracting all kinds of foreign tycoons: legit and shady. Ideally, you'd want a guy who's loaded and has loved your team since he was a kid. Obviously, that rarely happens.
In any case, I wouldn't want the owner of my team to own other sports franchises.