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12/4/06 9:03 AM
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BaldTony
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The Dubai Royal Family are about to buy 5 time European Champions Liverpool FC. To be run as a long term investment and not to move money overseas to avoid being arrested by Russia.
12/4/06 9:29 AM
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Long term investment?? LOL, yeah Football clubs are great long term investments!!!
12/4/06 9:35 AM
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Yet another sell out to a foreign owner. Very sad.
12/4/06 11:47 AM
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BaldTony
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It would have been nice to remain a football club, and not a business like the other teams. But if it's going to happen, then these seem the best option I've seen so far.
12/4/06 12:50 PM
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Even if they go the same way as Chelsea and become as hated?
12/4/06 3:16 PM
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If I know anything about Dubai, their royal family must be ass-rich. They'll make Abramovich look like mohammed al fayed. Maybe Liverpool will be the new chelsea...then chelsea can accuse liverpool of being a soulless club!
12/4/06 3:26 PM
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"They'll make Abramovich look like mohammed al fayed." LOL, good line. However - I read a while back that in "cash terms". Roman is the richest in the world. I don't think Chelski will be out bid by anyone, anytime soon.
12/4/06 4:30 PM
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They have much much more money than Abramovich. Difference is they are intending this as a business, not a plaything/get out of jail free card, so won't be splashing that kind of cash around. I'd never support it if they did.
12/4/06 4:54 PM
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One major difference is that Liverpool have shown in the distant past that they could win big things. They have shown recently they can win big things. Before the Russian appeared, Chelsea didn't do anything.
12/4/06 8:37 PM
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Dude is the 5th richest person in the world! He could drop lots of $$$ on the Reds!
12/5/06 8:44 AM
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theyve offered liverpool a new stadium in the offer also. could work well for them IMHO
12/6/06 12:23 AM
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In September 2006, Al Maktoum and his brother Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum were served with a lawsuit in US district court in Miami, Florida for the enslavement of 30,000 boys in the past three decades for use as jockeys for camel racing, a popular and lucrative form of entertainment in the UAE. The suit was filed on behalf of parents of six victims on the basis of international laws banning slavery and the use of child labor. The case was filed in Miami because the defendants own property in Florida, including a horse farm. Later in September, the UAE removed all the child jockeys and sent them back home, to countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, et cetera, with the help of UNICEF. . . . so at least we know Liverpool will have a pretty sweet youth academy set-up.
12/6/06 4:59 AM
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...and if they sign Shaun Wright Phillips he will have a nice sideline.
12/6/06 9:14 AM
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LOL^
12/7/06 11:17 AM
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" not to move money overseas to avoid being arrested by Russia. " Care to elaborate on this? Aren't they moving money overseas with the purchase of liverpool?
12/8/06 5:55 PM
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BaldTony
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Sorry, was badly phrased. IMO Mr Abramovich had invested in Chelsea mainly to get the cash out of Russia in a manner that nobody is going to question. The FA would gladly fuck their own grandmothers up the arse for a few quid. They don;t give a flying fuck about the game. They just want to strut around Soho Square saying look at the Premiership. We have 30M players over here. Roman is happy because he probably does enjoy football, and now also has the bonus of being immune to any shenanigans by Putin. The cash can be moved abroad, and he has a hundred thousand cockney wankers to kick up a fuss if anything does go wrong. Hopefully, Dubai are doing this as a purely business transaction. They run the Country and have no need for dodgy shit.
12/8/06 11:07 PM
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What Abramovich is doing isn't that bad IMO. Lots of businesses pump loads of cash into speculative enterprises to avoid paying taxes on it, it's nothing shady.
12/9/06 10:25 AM
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Baldtony, ah I see. Thanks.
12/12/06 10:22 PM
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Rafa's not moaning about the "investment", that's for sure.
12/14/06 8:47 AM
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From the Club Christmas Do: Zenden Kuyt Carragher Gonzalez
12/14/06 8:48 AM
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Fowler. lol
12/14/06 9:51 AM
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looks like an awesome christmas party...at the pond...
1/31/07 1:41 PM
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BaldTony
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Well fuck me, they pulled out. Now the only bid is by the American, and we'll end up a billion quid in debt like Utd and sharing a ground with fookin Everton.
2/2/07 12:24 AM
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NNNOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
2/2/07 1:57 AM
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Great, that's all we need..sharing a ground with fuckin' blue noses.

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