We didn’t comment on the pathetic bit of Tom Hicks PR yesterday. We thought we had best sleep on it.
So first off, just remind yourselves.
Siding with Rafa is the most pathetic attempt to curry Liverpool fans favour we have ever witnessed. Conducting this staged ‘interview’ was totally against the ethos of our club and showed yet again how little disregard the man has for the club or its fans. The reason for the panic on Hicks part? In a little over five weeks George Gillett can sell his stake in the club to whomever he pleases, without needing Hicks authorisation.
Both these Americans promised to not put a penny of debt on the club, and to maintain the great traditions of the club, as well as building a stadium.
But what has happened in the last 14 months?
- No stadium work has started at all
- Both Chairmen and Rick Parry talked to Jurgen Klinsmann (who has never managed a club side) about replacing Benitez
- Threatened Benitez with the sack if he didn’t qualify for the European knockout stages
- Informed Rafa to ‘concentrate on coaching the team’
- Took out a £350 million loan – a sizeable chunk of the debt directly held against Liverpool meaning Liverpool must pay around £30 million in interest a year (taking up our entire transfer budget)
- Tom Hicks commented that profit from LFC will help pay for the Texas Rangers transfers
- Demanded Rick Parry’s resignation via the media
- And probably loads more stuff we forgot
Today, George Gillett (arguably not much better than Hicks) said that Hicks should conduct his business in the boardroom, not via Satellite television, and rejected Hicks accusation that it was only a matter of time before he bought Gillett’s shares.
“I am saddened at this latest outburst from Tom Hicks. If Tom wanted a serious discussion on the issues to help the club move forward, he should bring his views to the board and not to Sky Sports.
“Here we are, a few days away from a vital Champions League semi-final match and Tom has once again created turmoil.
“Tom should stop. He knows that Rick has my support and that airing his comments in this way will not change my position. His failure to discuss this with the Board or the management committee is significant.”
“I was also taken aback by his version of the events as reported (in relation to Klinsmann).
“Tom needs to understand I will not sell my shares to him and that we need to find a way forward that is properly funded and in the best interests of Liverpool Football Club.
“The real business of winning matches and running and developing the club is what we should all be focused on at this moment.”
Indeed Tom you should stop. Your media tricks may work in the States but the facts on paper prove that you have failed to be a custodian of our club. You aren’t even welcome at Anfield. You probably are unable to attend a board meeting because you know that thousands of fans would congregate outside waiting to speak to you.
Do the right thing Tom Hicks. Leave our club.