I was beginning to lose faith in them until during the process of finding a new manager Paul Dalglish posted a number of times that he had faith that they were the right people for the job. If a man who's dad was on the inside and got binned still supports them they are worthy of some more time.
As no journos at all knew who we were going for then I don't understand how anyone can believe what is written about budgets and targets ect
Actually thats being harsh to journos because a lot of the time its not them, its the agents trying to get teams interested in their players. So far they have done well on most things, I think Kenny should have had another season, I wish we'd had some movement on the stadium but last summer we spent big as we did the Jan before
Keep the faith in the owners. Based on what I've seen of FSG here in the US, they are very smart people, intelligent businessmen and they tend to keep a low-profile, in both business deals and player signings, and don't make announcements until they are sure of achieving their goal. They are definitely not shy about spending money either, but they realize that we currently can't compete financially with the likes of City, Chelsea and Utd, so we need to be smarter with our resources until we can.
BR will get all the money he needs to sign the players he wants....there is no doubt about that. FSG want top 4, PL title and CL wins to do that they must either buy big on ready made superstars or buy the younger guys who are on the way to superstardom! Im guessing four players of first team quality with 3 or 4 youngsters.
The youngsters names probably from
As for the first team guys your guess is as good as mine
eVERYTIME I see them on the tele all they do is talk!
All opinion though. But if you look at them and the Red-Sox you can see they're serious and methodical.
Plus they forked out £50m earlier in the year didn't they? Wasn't there some talk of a sneaky, unforeseen interest or debt payment from the last regime? I trust these guys. They've handled themselves brilliantly so far. I have little reason to think they won't do all they reasonably can to get us back on track and I think installing Rodgers was the first step on that long road...
To sum up what Im saying is, we dont need to spend big to get back into the CL. We have a good group of players here already, yes we need to strengthen, so let the manager buy who he feels will add to the current squad and fit into his style of play. And to counter your "united spend big" comment, how much do Arsenal spend on players each season? not a lot in comparison to other top teams and theyre consistently in the top 4.
The place where they are making the biggest mistakes is at the very top of the club, Ian Ayres seems to be a very good commercial director but the Suarez affair really showed that he isn't cut out doing the MD role on top of his other responsibilities.
The new owners came in at a real troubled time for the club, we were saddled with crippling debt and in real danger of administration.
They have steadied the ship, so that was major investment to start with. People say they havnt invested their own money for transfers, well they have obviously
put in some as there has been over a 100 million spent on players and even though a large bulk has been from sales of Torres and a few others
at least it has been reinvested in the club.
The owners have shown strong leadership and have moved quickly when things are not going according to plan, they moved quickly when it was going so badly for Roy,
Even though last season was a success in respect of silverwear, and for the most part the team have played very well and but for a season in front of goal that i cant
envisage us ever having again (i think we would have had another 20-30 points) they have taken tough decisions and changed the man in charge again.
Personally i don't think Kenny's team was to far away from coming good (ie the fornt of goal scenario), there have been times we have dominated possesion
and created a multitude of chances and unfortunately not converted them. There have been times when we have played the big clubs and we have matched them
in all but converting the chances created Arsenal being a case in point.
Now we have Mr Rodgers, his team played some wonderful football last season and in their promotion season, with regards to last season, Swansea played for the most
part wonderful football in lots of games they dominated the opposition as in when they dominated us at Anfield, they had masses of possesion but failed to capitalise on chances
created....(i know they didnt create as many clear cut chances as we did over the season) starting to sound familiar, i do think that we have a squad with more quality than Swansea.
With the Rodgers philosophy I think the future is bright, think back to some of our greatest players, they have been picked up from lower league clubs and brought to Anfield
and improved massivley as players, this is something that Brendan has done at the clubs he has been at, so i think we will see this happening at Liverpool again, as well as taking some of our best players and getting extra out of them.
We have to understand that we cant compete financially with the likes of Chelski and now bottomless pockets city, even the scum seem to be heading for some finincial problems.
Personally i think the new owners have done us proud, they have shown strong leadership and are not afraid to take tough decisions.
I am really looking forward to the next chapter in the Liverpool story
I like this lot of owners i have alot of time for them, they talk then they say look told you we would do that. They will only talk when they have something important to say, they wont just talk for the hell of it, and i like that we have the right owners at the right time and we will go far with that type of backing.
we will truly see this summer, btw they didn give us 100mil spending spree it was no wheres near that...torres mereiles babel and im sure ngog was sold altogetther they fetched over 70 mil so why does everyone keep saying that???? the owners havent really dipped into there pockets yet like many think..id like to see them give at least 50 mil and sales to sort this mess out
Who knows what will happen, secretly they may not want to advertise how much we have - we have all seen what has happened from our openess in the market - I hope behind close doors they do not say NO to his requests for players.
That doesnt strike me as being something somebody who cares just about money would do?
In response to InterMyNan, I dont think FSG would have sacked Kenny knowing they would of had to pay several million pounds worthof compensation, or paid compensation to Swansea for BR if they wanted to run the club on the cheap? They would of kept Kenny or got a manager without a club!
Additionally the transfer window has only been open a short time and BR has been at the club less than 2 weeks so isnt it a bit soon to be accusing the owners of not supporting him and being 'shy'? Yes we havent signed a player but of those who have they either have managers who are well established at their respective clubs or have an owner who buys the players anyway so doesnt need a manager in place! Having the Euros taking place may also limit what transfer activity takes place now!
Lets at least see what transfer activity takes place before criticising the owners with no real basis! It went wrong last year and Comolli (& Kenny) is no longer at the club which shows FSG are prepared to take action if things dont work.
The Suarez deal was in place before Torres was sold and would have taken place whether Torres left or not so they showed they are prepared to pay substantial amounts of money on good players, all we have is media rumours saying they will only give BR £25m-£30m but can you show me proof that an LFC official is the source of these rumours? or are the media just guessing with no real basis as is nomal when they have nothing serious to write about?
Boston Red Sox are struggling...common theme
If I am honest I will say I am not completely convinced as yet. Everyone goes on about they cleared the debt. They actually bought the club debt effectively and they paid a very undervalued price for it. What was it? Around £300m? If United are worth around £1.5b I would think we would be worth more than what they paid for it so it was a good business decision from good businessmen.
Until I see a good solid NET spend and concrete news on the stadium I will reserve my judgement. I am not trying to sound ungrateful by the way but just a little open-minded. If we don't spend in this window we certainly won't spend in January as the inflated prices. We have 2 of the biggest deals in UK Sport so I expect as little more financial clout. Remember Henry's phrase 'We are here to win'. Well it's time to show us the fibre of you're fabric Mr Henry
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