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Top 5 Ex Reds You Love To Hate

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As you'll probably remember, during last week I asked my readers on the blog and on Twitter to vote for their "Ex Reds" that they love to hate. Some hatred is evidently a bit tongue and cheek but when board members and previous owners are allowed onto the list, it's always going to get a bit heated.

Unsurprisingly those lovely leeches Hicks and Gillett topped the list followed by El Hadji Diouf, Fernando Torres, Michael Owen and Christian Purslow. So why are these five men, (well, six men really as H & G are a duo... though I'd question if either count as "men" after their shenanigans!) the top "Ex Reds" that you lot love to hate?

Christian Purslow
You voted him in at number 5, it's Christian Purslow.

With a middle name like Cecil you could be hated on that reason alone but Purslow ruffled a few feathers in his time on the Liverpool board.

He was made managing director in 2009 but before I get on to the bad I think Purslow has to be credit…

Takeover: Status - Complete

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Welcome to Liverpool FC...
Despite another desperate attempt this morning from Tom Hicks to keep a hold on Liverpool FC, thankfully this evening New England Sports Ventures made the announcement and they are now the new owners of Liverpool FC.
In a deal believed to be worth £300million this will mean that debts owed to Royal Bank Of Scotland can now be paid off and the threat of administration and the docking of 9 points is now gone.
NESV headed by John W Henry (@John_W_Henry) should be thanked for their patience in this very long and testing week for the future of our club. The fact that he and his colleagues didn't walk away speaks leaps and bounds and his comments after the statement show good signs.
Of course Liverpool fans are extremely happy to see the back of Tom Hicks and George Gillett who for three years had a strangle hold on England's most successful football club. At the same time, fans are cautiously optimistic about our new owners. I think it's important that we…

Update: Current LFC Sale Situation

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(Above) Hicks & Colleagues pictured outside Dallas court last night...(Just can't soddin' kill him off can you?!?!)
Folks, forgive me if this is confusing but it's rushed and being typed by somebody who is slowly going insane.
If you were on your laptops/PC's last night as myself from 8o'clock awaiting for a positive outcome from the board meeting, things were going well to start with... John Henry had turned up, Broughton and Co still had beaming smiles from the victorious battle in High Court earlier in the day... It all seemed too good to be true...
That it was. Because just as we all thought we'd got rid of Mr Hicks, like an unwanted smell he reared his ugly head. With the backing of a Texas court and Dallas judge he filed a temporary injunction against the other board members, effectively stalling the sale to New England Sports Ventures.
Shocking.
So after just a nights sleep, we all wake up again this morning, waiting to read the latest saga and what do w…

Don't Open The Champagne Just Yet!

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Liverpool fans celebrate outside High Court as the three victorious board members leave the hearing...
But be sure to go and find the cork screw.
Liverpool fans today can breathe a sigh of relief after the court ruled in favour of RBS and therefore in favour of Martin Broughton, Christian Purslow and Ian Ayre. Credit given when due, despite the past and problems we've had with some of the board members, i think we have to say "fair play" to the boys for going through this gruelling process and ultimately getting to the preferred outcome.
Of course after all Liverpool fans have been through in the past few years we know to be extremely cautious when welcoming our new owners, whoever they may be. But if they talk to the fans and work with us, our trust can be earned.
As things stand it seems likely that the bid made by New England Sports Ventures (Follow @John_W_Henry on Twitter) will be accepted in a board meeting planned for tonight at 8pm. However not to be ruled out is th…

Three Years And Still No "Snoogy Doogy"...

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Spade in the ground within 60days? Yet another lie...
So, unless you don't have a television, have been unable to access the internet and don't know what a radio is then you must have been bombarded in the past week or so with Liverpool news left, right and centre. Of course it's all good that we're finally being updated but when the news reports contain words only somebody with an English degree would understand and when the levels of business mentioned would only be understandable if you were in one of Lord Sugar's tasks, well it can all be pretty darn confusing.
No business head myself i have therefore attempted to provide an update on the current situation...
New England Sports Ventures (NESV) are headed by John W Henry & Thomas C Werner. Current owners of baseball team "Boston Red Sox", as well as Fenway Park (Red Sox Stadium). Also under their financial wings are the New England Sports Network, 50% of Roush Fenway Racing (a NASCAR team) and Fenway …

Purslow, Hodgson, Hunt (Not Roger) & Help Save Liverpool FC

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One day this will be mine... Alllll miiiinee muhahahahaha! (I swear he's a Bond villain.)

After some slow weeks in terms of news for blog posts due to the majority of the Liverpool team being away on world cup duty and the managerial position still being a no go, this week there have been a few interesting points i'd like to highlight and i also want to just push you towards a fantastic idea and opportunity to show how you are against Hicks, Gillett, Purslow... In fact show how you are against the whole damn shambles of how our great club is being run.
To start off with Christian Purslow, who is already at the bottom of most peoples christmas card list has made things a lot worse for himself this week after popular Liverpool fans forum Red And White Kop (RAWK) was contacted by lawyers acting on behalf of Mr.Purslow. He was said to be unhappy with the personal information (more likely the harsh - but fair, comments from some forum members) that was contained in the forums.
I'm …