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      NESV/Fenway Sports Group: Owners of LFC

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      heimdall
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      Re: NESV/Fenway Sports Group: Owners of LFC
      Reply #25775: Feb 17, 2020 06:34:38 pm
      He didn't find NESV or bring them to the club.

      He met Henry and wanted him to buy the club.
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      Reply #25776: Feb 17, 2020 07:17:29 pm
      He met Henry and wanted him to buy the club.

      No, Actually Billy Hogan (our sales director) who worked with NESV and the Red Sox was a big LFC fan and convinced JH/TW to go and look into the club when RBS came in and talk of points totals; they didn't even know who MB was until they got serious.

      All kinds of articles like this are out there if you made the effort to learn the history and stop talking garbage of the top of your head.
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      Reply #25777: Feb 17, 2020 08:39:32 pm
      No, Actually Billy Hogan (our sales director) who worked with NESV and the Red Sox was a big LFC fan and convinced JH/TW to go and look into the club when RBS came in and talk of points totals; they didn't even know who MB was until they got serious.

      All kinds of articles like this are out there if you made the effort to learn the history and stop talking garbage of the top of your head.

      Wasn't Billy Hogan it was someone else who is no longer involved with FSG and moved to the Texas baseball team. It was believed to be a bit of PR story in all honesty.

      End of the day there was a piece in one of the tabloids over the weekend stating Broughton, Purslow and the other scouse fella who loved his bikes (I've forgotten his name!) met with someone else interested in buying us who literally would of put us through a firesale type scenario.

      Broughton was working on behalf of RBS no one else.
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      Reply #25778: Feb 17, 2020 08:50:33 pm
      Wasn't Billy Hogan it was someone else who is no longer involved with FSG and moved to the Texas baseball team. It was believed to be a bit of PR story in all honesty.

      End of the day there was a piece in one of the tabloids over the weekend stating Broughton, Purslow and the other scouse fella who loved his bikes (I've forgotten his name!) met with someone else interested in buying us who literally would of put us through a firesale type scenario.

      Broughton was working on behalf of RBS no one else.

      Spot on HR


      Joe Januszewski

      https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/nesv-key-man-joe-januszewski-5202296

      Either way knob head thinking that MB brought NESV to the table and was anything more than an RBS caretaker to whoever brought the club is typical of the quality of his posts or his knowledge.
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      Reply #25779: Feb 17, 2020 08:51:48 pm
      No, Actually Billy Hogan (our sales director) who worked with NESV and the Red Sox was a big LFC fan and convinced JH/TW to go and look into the club when RBS came in and talk of points totals; they didn't even know who MB was until they got serious.

      All kinds of articles like this are out there if you made the effort to learn the history and stop talking garbage of the top of your head.

      Well I was going off the article I posted above where Broughton said he met Henry in America, are you saying that's a lie?
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      Reply #25780: Feb 17, 2020 08:52:13 pm
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      Reply #25781: Feb 17, 2020 08:54:13 pm
      Well I was going off the article I posted above where Broughton said he met Henry in America, are you saying that's a lie?

      No that was true...the lie was here

      "wow, way to not show respect to the guy who managed to find us the owners who have given us this success!"

      MB didn't find sh*t all he did was follow up on the inquiry that NESV made as well I am sure as following up with other potential suitors...all his job was to get RBS the best deal he could.
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      Reply #25782: Feb 17, 2020 08:58:05 pm
      Spot on HR


      Joe Januszewski

      https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/nesv-key-man-joe-januszewski-5202296

      Either way knob head thinking that MB brought NESV to the table and was anything more than an RBS caretaker to whoever brought the club is typical of the quality of his posts or his knowledge.

      Ah of course RBS = Banker which of course is the enemy to all good and bad socialists. You probably hate the owners as well, rich capitalist bas**rds!
      You sad sad little man.
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      Reply #25783: Feb 17, 2020 08:59:43 pm
      No that was true...the lie was here

      "wow, way to not show respect to the guy who managed to find us the owners who have given us this success!"

      MB didn't find sh*t all he did was follow up on the inquiry that NESV made as well I am sure as following up with other potential suitors...all his job was to get RBS the best deal he could.

      He identified Henry as his preferred buyer and steered negotiations in that direction, even after Henry initially came in with a low ball offer.
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      Reply #25784: Feb 17, 2020 09:07:58 pm
      He identified Henry as his preferred buyer and steered negotiations in that direction, even after Henry initially came in with a low ball offer.

      He just wanted the money!
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      Re: NESV/Fenway Sports Group: Owners of LFC
      Reply #25785: Feb 17, 2020 09:09:25 pm
      Ah of course RBS = Banker which of course is the enemy to all good and bad socialists. You probably hate the owners as well, rich capitalist bas**rds!
      You sad sad little man.

      Lol I've been called plenty of things on this board the past 10 years...hating the owners is not one of them.

      Funny little fella you are...like to constantly stir the pot for no reason at all :)
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      Reply #25786: Feb 18, 2020 02:59:52 am
      Was just thinking a while back that it'll soon be 10 years in charge for FSG.

      We know they had some teething troubles when they first came in, they got some pretty big things wrong, but to be fair, acted quickly to correct them.
      I'm thinking of Commoli at this point, who would eventually be sacked.
      It also took time to get the club financially stable, and people shouldn't underestimate how difficult a task this can be.

      After the departure of KK, we had Rodgers, a strangely up his own arse kind of chap, who nevertheless had some pretty solid idea's, and alomst took us to the title.
      Ultimately though, we failed, and it became noticeable that the job was too big for him.

      The turn around in efficiency in transfers, which had previously seemed laboured, coincided with Mike Gordon upping his FSG stake to 12% (2nd largest shareholder), and taking on sole responsibility for LFC while Henry concentrated on the Red Sox and other US holdings.
      Between them, Gordon and Edwards would not only streamline our recruitment process, but also modernise it, utilising computer metrics to find players to fit.
      They didn't want stars, they wanted to make them, and they soon started making a much bigger impact, with their masterstroke, the appointment of Jürgen Klopp.
      We went from a bunch of people pulling in different directions, to a single unit all working together towards a common goal.

      It was exactly what we needed.

      Klopp assembled his squad, but also showed his willingness to listen to his recruitment team, most noticeably, about Salah.

      In the meantime, the stadium was expanded, a new training ground planned, and now further expansion is in the works.

      It finally brought the club up to date.

      Sponsorship, while always decent, really started to pour in, and they made some canny deals.

      2 CL finals, 1 win, and now it looks like we are going to win the one that matters most.

      I'd say you can roughly split their tenure into 2 parts; the first where things were not quite right, then the second where things clicked into place.

      10/10 since they brought Klopp in.

      6 or 7/10 before that.

      They've done what they said they would.
      It's taken a bit longer than many of us would like, but we're getting there.

      Perhaps it's time to give them a bit more credit.

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      They have expanded their activity with some surprising purchases
         Boston Red Sox
      Liverpool F.C.
      Fenway Park
      Anfield
      Roush Fenway Racing (50%)
      Pawtucket Red Sox (10%)
      Salem Red Sox
      Fenway Sports Management
      New England Sports Network (80%)
      MGM Music Hall at Fenway
      Fenway Sports Group Real Estate
      Fenway Music Company

      The Roush Fenway racing team had its top driver tonight in a terrible-looking  accident at the end of a prominent American race in Florida - The Daytona 500. People were waiting for word about Ryan Newman who was involved in about as bad an accident as I've ever seen for "stock" cars. Statement came out a couple of hours later that injuries were serious but non life threatening. If you see the video of the crash you'll know how lucky the guy is.
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      Re: NESV/Fenway Sports Group: Owners of LFC
      Reply #25787: Feb 18, 2020 08:48:29 am
      Ah of course RBS = Banker which of course is the enemy to all good and bad socialists. You probably hate the owners as well, rich capitalist bas**rds!
      You sad sad little man.

      I've got no real opinion on Broughton, he was brought in to do a job and did it. Don't hate him by any means.

      But are you really standing up for RBS bankers to prove a point? They brought the country to it's knees a couple of years prior  :lmao:
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      Re: NESV/Fenway Sports Group: Owners of LFC
      Reply #25788: Feb 21, 2020 04:16:59 pm
      So on the video the club has put out about Kirkby expansion and redevelopment: seems like they were going for artistic in the vid, but it left me wondering what was what most of the time. I see they've laid three new pitches and will be seeding them in the spring. I see the big new building but it's hard for me to tell what the rest of the ground is going to include (and where). Are there any good diagrams that lay it all out, so I can look at the overhead and know better what I'm looking at?

      The building really does look massive, especially compared to the existing one. I am interested to see how the training pitches will be allocated among the various teams.

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