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  • Colin, I just don't understand why you think the owners want to rape and pillage the club in view of the money they've forked out over the last couple of seasons. A lot of that money has been 'wasted' on players no longer at the club. Don't forget as well, they always allow players to be brought in before others are shifted on too, which is a pretty firm financial commitment. When you're worth £500 million, why take 18 million? It's not going to enhance your lifestyle is it? I can't understand people who think that footy is some huge cash cow, it's not, particularly if your not a successful club and need to spend money to become successful and indeed maintain that success.

    You keep saying they just want the money. What is your evidence? You'll have to do better than 'Its just a feeling I have' mate!

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    • Suarez will only be tempted by Barca or Real Madrid in my opinion, I think City could happen but is much less likely. If he says he wants to go then the club has to either convince him or get the highest possible fee for him ot leave the league. The thing about money grabbing owners is nonsense, a champions league qualifying season is worth in excess of £40m by itself, you only need have a look at Chelsea's matchday revenues from last season to see that, to make a £25m profit on the guy that is the biggest key to the regular cash cow would be terrible business. In Andy Carroll alone we have an £80k per week player with a £12-18m price tag we will be chopping in to strengthen the squad. Keeping Luis Suarez will involve a good finish to the season and showing him our plans for summer improvements, I am sure his partnership with Sturridge is starting to cheer him up!

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      • Hobs...I hope u are right about Louis and I hope against hope he stays cos if he doesnt its ...back to square one. It is the job of owners FSG and BR to do absolutely EVERYTHING in their power to make sure he stays with us and honours his contract and the way to do that is for the owners to get some serious coin on the table and show him they are serious in their intentions to make us once again a great football powerhouse by buying in some Proven World Class talent to accompany him up front...NOT the likes of Borini for another ten and a half mill squid !... and also to bring in a monster old style centre half to anchor the back line and some serious talent where a midfield ball winner is concerned something in the Mascherano style.

    • Loki...18 mill profit isnt chump change mate even u are wsorth 500 mill. OK heres an example of greed on the part of owners Blackpool FC owned by Oyston Family Chairman Karl Oyston...what happened to all the cash they earned from being promoted that seaon what happened to all the cash from the parachute payments they earned ?...heres u answer 23 mill of Parachute payments was all pocketed by the Oyston Family who I quote put into unrelated business accounts to avoid any excessive taxation ..not seen since. Likewise withthe promotion money...not seen since and check out how much they have actually spent and look how much they want for Tom Ince the Oyston Family is worth what FSG are worth but it doesnt stop them eh ? BTW Blackpool FC is one of the most solvent clubs in the Football League...so as u can see Blackpool FC is indeed where the Oyston Family is concerned a HUGE CASH COW. I am aware Blackpool FC IS NOT LFC ...but greed is the principal reason that people become involved as owners these days and its naive to think otherwise...18 mill profit on Suarez and their original layout of 22 mill back in their pocket for business-men these are the things that make sense. btw what about letting Andy C go before having bought cover for him ? Shoots u claim down doesnt it ? BUT...even that debacle makes sense when u look at it from their standpoint saved Andy C wages for the season plus get a 3 mill bonus on the LOAN FEE. Plus save another top strikers wages until Jan until Sturridge signed...and simply rely on Suarez TO DO IT ALL FOR US. No I dont trust the owners does that make me less of a Liverpool FC fan than u ?

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      • Greed is the reason people buy clubs, is it?

        Oddly enough, FFP is aimed at people putting money into clubs, not taking it out. The problem for the vast majority of clubs is not that they are naive cash cows waiting to be mocked by unscrupulous capitalists, but that the people who own the clubs are taking too many risks spending their own and their clubs money on expensive players that they can't really afford.


      • Colin - I have never suggested that you are less of a fan than me just because you have a different opinion - and I never will so i don't know where that came from.

        I don't understand the relevance of comparing one set of owners with another. Just because the Oystons are taking money doesn't means ours are. I mean does Abramovich take money out of Chelsea? No. Does the Sheikh take from City? No again. Ours have not taken one red cent from the club. Do they want to make a loss? No, but that's just good business practice surely? I don't know how you can object that fella!

        Anyway, back to the point. I think you will find that if Suarez goes for £40 mil that will be nothing to do with the owners and here's why. When he signed a new contract, his agent insisted on the £40 mil escape clause. This meant that if he decided to leave coz we're not in the champions league for any extended period of time, then he wouldn't be too expensive to put off teams. You've gotta admit that Suarez is a £50-60 mil player so why would they accept bids for less than what he's worth? If the team is unsuccessful, then he will want to go and it won't be coz the owners want to cash in.

      • What you're saying doesn't make sense Colin. I'm sure it's been explained to you and several others before that IF FSG want to make any money out of Liverpool FC the only way of doing that is to grow the club and business. You don't do that by selling your best players and taking the money yourself. That's financial suicide not making money.

    • btw...dou think FSG are involved to LOSE money as a result of their LOVE for our club...they are hard headed business people who have sussed an excellent refuge for their money in difficult financial times in the Franchise LFC.