- ISIL creates all-female brigade to terrorize women into following Sharia law
- ISTOOK: Obama wants to be impeached
- Obama to Latin leaders: Help with border
- Military bans troops from Baptist church event honoring ‘God’s Rescue Squad’
- ‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war
- Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out
- Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying Russian readiness plans not viewed ‘for 20 years’
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is ‘torture’
- House GOP ready to move border bill
- Bomb squad called after live WWII artillery washes on Cape Cod beach
Liverpool fans skeptical of another American owner
Question of the Day
“It’s been an absolute nightmare having someone like Tom Hicks and George Gillett in charge. Until we finally see the back of them, the supporters are still skeptical and cynical that they will try to pull something out of the bag.”
Hicks wants to sell for about 600 million pounds ($952 million) _ an ambitious figure that has deterred many potential buyers. He and Gillett bought the club for 174 million pounds ($276 million), taking on 44.8 million pounds ($71.1 million) of liabilities, and say their inflated asking price reflects the amount of money they had since invested in the team.
“We’ve never been happy with these two,” Tremarco said. “They’ve sold us down the river.
“They told us they were going to build a new ground _ they never did. They told us they were going to give us money for major players. They’ve bought one _ Fernando Torres. That’s it. We have lost some of our best players to pay debts off.”
The Liverpool board says it’s impressed with the NESV’s vision for the club and its history of success with the Red Sox, who ended an 86-year drought with a World Series title in 2004 before winning the championship again in 2007.
Fans will want to see a similar revival at Liverpool, which was a dominant force in English and European soccer in the 1970s and 1980s but has not won a domestic league title since 1990. The club did claim the Champions League title, the biggest prize in European soccer, in 2005.
“Liverpool fans are the best supporters in the country. They know their football,” said 45-year-old Noel O’Reilly, who lives next to Anfield stadium.
“They applaud opposition off if they’ve played better football than their own club. You don’t see that anywhere else in England. The club is the heart and soul of the city.”
By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
- Rahm Emanuel: Send illegal immigrant shelter kids to Chicago
- Tactical advantage: Russian military shows off impressive new gear
- 'Pocket drones': U.S. Army developing tiny spies for the next big war
- Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan pushes back against cover-up
- CURL: Obama, staffers not even pretending any more
- Pentagon running out of time to find mass of missing weapons in Afghanistan
- Federal judge rules D.C. ban on handguns in public is unconstitutional
- D.C. seeks stay in order striking down ban on handguns in public
- The List: Top 20 TV medical shows
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq