Thursday, 7 October 2010

Save Stanley Park-Get Hicks and Gillett Out, Now.

Grade II listed Stanley Park has been bandied about as sweeteners for any new owners of Liverpool football club.
Liverpool football club have been assisting the decline of this part of Anfield for decades as long as I can remember by buying up all the adjoining roads.
 Hicks and Gillet who stand to lose £146,000,000 if the current deal to wrestle control away from them is successful were sweetened with the gift of Stanley Park by the Spiv-Dem councillors Mike Storey and Warren "War Zones" Bradley.
Remember how they tried to give Kings Dock to Everton F.C, whose move to Kirkby looks a bit fragile. Nigel Lee, Liverpools Chief Planning Disaster, an Evertonion, said publicly that Goodison should be listed.
There has been some good work done the Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park was restored and opened with a bang and looked like it was ready to be a corporate hospitality suite for the prawn sandwich brigade if Stanley Park was stolen from the people it belonged to.

I grew up a mile from the ground, I used to mind the cars in my street on a match day. It was my first job I took it seriously. I stood on the Anfield terraces as soon as I learnt how to kick a ball in the cobbled streets of Anfield. Tony Hately, Tommy Lawrence I could tell you the 66 team even now without a hesitation. I was there when Shankly walked around the pitch in his famous red shirt when we won the league.
While minding cars, my job, I could hear the Terrace cheers and I could tell you the score, sometimes it was a little confusing, the cheers between a goal and when the meat pies arrives but I gradually got used to them. I grew up with Liverpool F.C.
Liverpool is in my heart.
Liverpool as a city,well the red side, minus the cheeky Evertonian monkeys,  needs Liverpool F.C to be successful.

Get these con-man Yanks out.

At the same time lets try and stop this Stanley Park land grab and redevelop Anfield.
We need green space as much as football stadia. .

I leave you in the hands of Correspondent with his take on it all.

Once bitten twice shy, as they say. That being the case, the caution & scepticism with which Liverpool supporters greeted this morning's news of the club's sale ( ) are entirely justified. Hicks & Gillett's objections to the sale only serve to cement their truly toxic legacy at the club; Tom Hicks has pulled off a significant achievement, he's managed to make himself more reviled than Kelvin MacKenzie in the eyes of most supporters.

While it's appropriate to bid good riddance to the two liars, it's also necessary to remember the role played by the club's former chairman David Moores in facilitating their arrival. It certainly hasn't escaped the attention of the Guardian's Richard Williams ( ):

"The real malaise inside Anfield, however, is off the pitch, and goes back at least to the moment at which David Moores, the former chairman, decided to cash in his shares and walk away with £89m, having sold the club to a couple of American gamblers whose promises turned out to be highly misleading, although it was certainly bad luck for Hicks and Gillett that their acquisition was followed so closely by a worldwide recession."

The liars' "bad luck" may well be viewed by supporters as a dose of schadenfreude to savour.

Throughout their ruinous reign Moores has attempted (often with the tacit endorsement of Oldham Hall Street) to portray himself as just another innocent fan duped by a couple of snake-oil salesmen. Bullshit. Moores pocketed his millions, refusing to even engage with the Spirit of Shankly group when it became clear that the club was in the wrong hands.

Moores is an accomplice to the liars' mismanagement.