Move Over City, Liverpool About to get that A-RAB Money

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  1. uscwatson21

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    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=680200&sec=england&cc=5901

    A Saudi prince has revealed that he is set to make a significant investment in an English side, amid reports that Liverpool's owners are prepared to sell a 50% stake in the club.


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    Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah has been linked with a bid, in order to help balance the books at Anfield, as Liverpool are experiencing financial difficulties under the ownership of American duo Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

    "We are currently seeking to buy 50% of the shares in the club which is now suffering with debts worth £245 million," Fahd bin Abdullah, who chairs private firm F6 and a Saudi-based holding firm called Fama Group, was quoted as saying in Al-Riyadh.

    "The transaction, upon which a decision is close to be reached, will be worth 200 to 350 million pounds."

    A spokesman for Fama has declined to comment on the matter, but it appears that the Premier League could be set to welcome further money from the Middle East after the success of the Dubai-based takeover of Manchester City.
     
  2. IT

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  3. Rabdoid

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    Soon the whole EPL will be owned by foreigners, mostly from the East. And even more astounding is that none of you EPL fans seem to have a problem with it, like Pool fan above celebrating the idea. Guess the desperation for success justifies it in the minds of the fans, but many clubs will suffer for their greed down the line.
     
  4. soulfly

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    245 million in debt?

    Holy fuck you guys suck.
     
  5. IT

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    the faster the americans fuck off the better, their in fighting has caused the debt
     
  6. tne

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    i want the arabs to stay away from Arsenal, I didnt like it when the Russian oil billionaire tried to buy over half the shares, I dont want to be a team that just buys everyone
     
  7. Rabdoid

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    They aren't going anywhere. Now Pool is going to be half-owned by those douchebags and half-owned by some high rolling Saudi prince whose unearned fortune is based on a finite resource. I understand the need to service debt and get some transfer pony, just saying many of these clubs will regret this decision if it takes 50-100 years.
     
  8. Weedlord420

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    t boone was right

    greatest transfer of wealth and ownership in history
     
  9. soulfly

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    I wish every program could aspire to selling out to towel heads because they can't run the club in a fiscally sound manner.
     
  10. soulfly

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    I'll also make sure to take note when you guys begin to do less with more, just like Man Jr.
     
  11. soulfly

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    "My team sells out to Americans, and then towel heads. No big deal."
     
  12. soulfly

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    Barca runs a fiscally sound team. Your debt value is at like 59% and Barca's is at 7%

    Any more brain busters, jackass?
     
  13. Det. Frank Bullitt

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  14. JHarris

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    Move Over EPL, Next Year Once Lega Calcio Serie A is Formed
     
  15. Bankz

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    Can I haz A-RAB owner/money ?
     
  16. JHarris

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    but but but but but you're owner is sooooooo goooood
     
  17. ChileanNole

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    :roll:
     
  18. soulfly

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    Remember that one time, when you said that Liverpool was better than Barcelona now, and better than Barcelona has ever been?

    Yeah....I do too. Thinking back on it still gives me a hearty chuckle.
     
  19. soulfly

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    Sorry, last 20 years. My mistake. Was going crazy because of your implication that Liverpool are the better team right now.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. soulfly

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    It's gonna be awfully lonely.