Liverpool FC Ownership Struggle: Ballsy Tom Hicks Fights Back, NESV Must Wait To Buy Club

Ollie Irish

14th, October 2010


By Ollie Irish

So, you know when Tom Hicks raped your entire family? Yeah, well he’s back and he’s still feeling a bit rapey…

This from the BBC:

A Texas court has granted a temporary restraining order stopping the sale of Liverpool Football Club, owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett have claimed.

It comes hours after the American pair saw their challenge against the club’s sale thrown out by the High Court.

Hicks and Gillett issued a statement as the Liverpool board met to ratify the sale to New England Sports Ventures.

In reply, the board vowed to “move as swiftly as possible to seek to have it [the restraining order] removed”.

The club’s statement continued: “Following the successful conclusion of High Court proceedings, the board of directors of Kop Football and Kop Holdings met and resolved to complete the sale of Liverpool FC to New England Sports Ventures.

“Regrettably, Thomas Hicks and George Gillett obtained a Temporary Restraining Order from a Texas District Court against the independent directors, Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and NESV, to prevent the transaction being completed.

“The independent directors consider the restraining order to be unwarranted and damaging and will move as swiftly as possible to seek to have it removed.”

Tom Hicks’ balls

Wow, I haven’t seen Tom Hicks naked, but I can only imagine he has balls the size of grapefruit. This guy just will not go without a fight. He had a chance to leave with some dignity, but this is a man who is used to calling in the lawyers when the going gets tough. In a way, you have to admire the fight in him, especially in the face of such naked hatred from Liverpool fans everywhere.

As a result of the blocking injunction, NESV must wait to become Liverpool’s new owners. Sources say John W Henry and co. are prepared to do this, as they are 100% confident in the binding nature of agreements they have with the Reds. We shall see, eh…

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  1. Ryan Murrant says:

    Didn’t read the story. Scrolled to the picture, saw it,wrote this, logged off. Vomited.

  2. Chris says:

    This way doth administration lie…

  3. Jofrad says:

    Lawyers representing RBS and Liverpool FC will present evidence in the Dallas court today that Hicks and Gillett have offered written undertakings in contracts signed with the RBS that ensures the ‘legal forum’ of any dispute will be held in the English courts. That effectively means they can not sue in the US.

  4. allie says:

    I don’t think Liverpool FC is under the Dallas court’s jurisdiction. They’re pretty brave, though. And stupid.

  5. hollis says:

    Fantastic! Was really hoping they’d throw a tantrum and do their best to sink the club.

  6. PhilandoTorres says:

    I bet there were a few Clay Davis impressions when news filtered through to the Liverpool board meeting last night.

  7. Jonathan says:

    Ollie, did we really need to see that picture?

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