Verdict announced: RBS beat Hicks and Gillett

The Royal Bank of Scotland have won their case against Tom Hicks, George Gillett and others in the High Court in London.

We await clarification of the details and the implications for the sale of the club to NESV, including information on whether there are any grounds for appeal by the club’s outgoing owners.

The Judge is reported to have said: “The owners do not have an absolute right to veto a sale.”

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10 thoughts on “Verdict announced: RBS beat Hicks and Gillett”

  1. Great day to be a Liverpudlian, well done Broughton, Purslow and Ayres, now let’s all get behind the them where we should have been all along.
    A knighthood for Martin Broughton.

  2. Exceptional result and congratulations to everyone involved in making this happen. Broughton, Purslow, Ayres and the fans.

    I work just 20 mins from The Royal Courts and am going there now to bloody celebrate!

    Tom & Jerry to lose £140 Million…..just what they deserve.

  3. Broughton my be a chelsea fan, but hands down he is a through pro. all these months knowone ever mantion nesv he was the one to break it the media through the livepool website(the Liverpool way). then when the deal was done he had planned everything to detail for the coming storm. well done Mr Broughton you must be a great chess player Two moves ahead for every step everybody made.

  4. What a day, what a week, what a month, what a year, what a nightmare set of years.

    Failing a highly unexpected appeal from Hicks that seems to be that. The Americans are dead. Long live the Americans.

    Or something like that.

    As a matter of urgency the new owners – presuming it is NESV after tonight’s board meeting – need to answer a long list of questions about their intentions. Fingers crossed that all their answers will be the right ones.

    If we’ve replaced El-Hadji Diouf with Andriy Voronin we’ll soon be starting to wonder what we’ve done to deserve this.

    What is now important, above all else, is that club return to having values that are based on honesty and integrity. No excuses.

    And the solidarity shown by the vast majority of fans, regardless of any differences of opinion, needs to be looked at as a big part of the success of the past few weeks.

    Let’s try harder to show that in the future. Let’s learn how to persuade each other our views are right rather than getting silly about it with each other.

    This is our moment and we’ve got to seize it with both hands.

  5. All costs awarded against H&G, Lord Grabiner quoted as saying it was “one of my most satisfying victories”
    Best day since Liverpool won the European Cup.

  6. To the three amigos and ALL Liverpool supporters (Jim, I agree, regardless of everything we all just want the very very best for the club) YYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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