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Liverpool fans to protest in masses against owners – report

SoccerNews in English Premier League 25 Sep 2010

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(GSM) – Liverpool fans want to step up their action against owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett through staging a massive sit-in protest at Anfield after the club’s game against Sunderland.

And the fans’ campaign seems to have started successfully after the United States’ media reported the extent of opposition against the pair’s loan plans through which they aim to retain control of the club.

A huge demonstration is planned for the Sunderland game, with the Spirit of Shankly fans movement spearheading a march on Anfield and a sit in after the match against Sunderland.

The anger of the Liverpool fans is reportedly set to be shown by thousands of supporters who will join the protest and the Wall Street Jounal has already sounded its alarms over the impact that the protests may have on the American pair’s attempt to find new finance.

The Americans have been trying to persuade banks in London and New York to to extend them credit.

Liverpool fan and Hollywood producer Mike Jeffries also showed his concern in the New York Times about the negative image of Americans that Hicks and Gillett seem to be sending to the English public.

Manager Roy Hodgson remained cautious about the protest last night – in a move that risks his already dwindling popularity among Reds’ fans after below-par performances on the pitch.

“It doesn’t help but is something I’ve had to live with since I came. It is a major issue for a group of people who are very much anti the owners and anti the current people who are trying to solve the situation.

“I knew the situation existed and it doesn’t help. But it’s often the case when things are conspiring against you there is always an extra thing to come in and make it worse.”

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I really think the yanks should just leave the club. This is turning very bad. Buisness is not done this way. You win some you lose some….Tom and Hick with their vast experience should know this…holding on to the club when you are not wanted is really shameful and sad. Both of them to sell, count their lost and move on. Their financial advicers are reallt not doing them both any good.

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