"You'll Never Walk Alone, Sweet Caroline"
October 13, 2010 7:36 AM Subscribe
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It has been a dramatic start of the season for Liverpool Football Club
both on and off the pitch.
A new manager
has struggled to maintain his team, losing players to drama
and dropping games they should have won
at a time they can't afford to lose points
, putting the once perennial champions down in the standings
and at risk for relegation
Meanwhile, off the field, the clubs two hated American owners
have until this Friday to pay back the club's massive debt or risk going into administration and taking a further 9 point penalty like what befell Portsmouth last season
. Last week, light was seen at the end of the tunnel when New England Sports Ventures
, owners of the Boston Red Sox
, offered to buy the club
for roughly 300 million pounds, wiping out its debt and putting plans in place to either restore historic Anfield
or build a new stadium.
Though the club's board is in favor of the deal, the current owners are not, claiming that the estimated sale price of 300 million pounds undervalues the club. They then moved to replace members of the club's board with family and employees in order to block the sale. The case went to high court and today it was announced that the sale could go through
. However, a new wrinkle developed this week when a Singapore businessman
(and owner of several Manchester United themed bars) upped his own bid for the footbal club
The reconstituted board meets tonight to assess the offers on the table, but the NESV purchase is looking more and more inevitable
. But can a mashup of "You'll Never Walk Alone"
and "Sweet Caroline"