Owners say nothing’s changed: Rafa still can’t buy or sell

Desperately trying to keep some kind of support from the club’s supporters, Liverpool’s co-Chairmen and joint owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett felt it necessary to release another official statement.
Today saw Chris Bascombe of the News of the World go out on a limb and claim Rafa Benitez will be sacked soon, a case of “when” rather than “if”. Rafa spoke yesterday of having the ability to negotiate transfers – even free transfers or sales – taken away from him by the owners.
The depth of feeling can’t have been lost on them, no matter how much their heads are in the clouds across the Atlantic. Liverpool fans will start a revolution if the owners halt Rafa’s revolution.
The statement, billed as a “joint statement” again, said: “Despite speculation in today’s newspapers, there is nothing new to say. We had a good win yesterday and have got some very important games coming up starting with Porto on Wednesday, followed by Bolton and Reading, before Marseille and Manchester United in a few weeks. Both of us, together with Chief Executive Rick Parry, plan to meet with Rafa when we come over mid December to make decisions on the team’s requirements at that time.”
Still no words from George Gillett himself, nor his absent son, which is strange given how vocal the shorter one was at the time of the takeover, and before Athens when he was throwing notes around as part of his demonstration that he wanted to “support” Rafa.
That support has disintegrated almost completely now as Hicks continues to run the show his own way. If – as Rafa has been told – Parry is in charge of transfers now, why are there going to be no decisions made until the owners finally find some time to visit our club, for the big match against United next month?
This is the second time the club have spoken out about a Bascombe article, Rick Parry claiming recently that the owners were still getting along fine, contrary to Bascombe’s claims that they’d been in dispute over the refinancing of the club.
One question that would be nice to be answered in their now regular statements is why has Rafa had his negotiation privileges taken away from him?

2 thoughts on “Owners say nothing’s changed: Rafa still can’t buy or sell”

  1. Parry is a snake in the grass. I hope all of you who fawned over the Yanks are embarrassed now.

    Foreign owners = trouble, all they care about is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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