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    Quote Originally Posted by Nineteenx View Post
    Steveo does make a fair point, we have failed to invest when we were at the very top, significantly in not bringing in a CB to replace Lovren which cost us incredibly dearly last season and saw us not able to even mount a credible defence of our title and lose it or rsther give it away with a whimper, then the summer just gone, a complete failure to replace a midfielder who was absolutely essential to us. You invest when on top, to ensure you stay there, it has always been that way, if you don't, you don't stay at the top for very long and end up spending more money trying to get back there
    FSG financial predicament:
    Short term - £millions from champions league wins.
    Long term - lose money from possible failure to make top four due to player injuries and burn-out.

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    Let's hope this isn't part of why we have been so meek in the transfer market AND also why Mo's contract hasn't been sorted.

    p p pickup a Penguin..


    FSG edge closer to £638m takeover as Liverpool plan remains on course
    Liverpool owners FSG are edging closer to the completion of a controlling stake in the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team


    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/638m-fsg-liverpool-takeover-22206308

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo View Post
    Let's hope this isn't part of why we have been so meek in the transfer market AND also why Mo's contract hasn't been sorted.

    p p pickup a Penguin..


    FSG edge closer to £638m takeover as Liverpool plan remains on course
    Liverpool owners FSG are edging closer to the completion of a controlling stake in the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team


    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/638m-fsg-liverpool-takeover-22206308
    Have they bitten off more than they can chew?

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    Was going through the article and this bit caught my eye:

    "The biggest concern, if there is one, is the Mookie Betts trade (where the Boston Red Sox traded away their most prized asset after failing to agree new deal). That was orchestrated by the FSG and many within the US media saw it as a salary dump."

    Parallels with the Salah situation? Maybe it's not as inconceivable as many would think that FSG would let him leave. Hope not.

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    Good spot Mano, and yes, that is the worry for me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mano_e_mano View Post
    Was going through the article and this bit caught my eye:

    "The biggest concern, if there is one, is the Mookie Betts trade (where the Boston Red Sox traded away their most prized asset after failing to agree new deal). That was orchestrated by the FSG and many within the US media saw it as a salary dump."

    Parallels with the Salah situation? Maybe it's not as inconceivable as many would think that FSG would let him leave. Hope not.
    What does a business man do when an asset in the latter stages of its lifespan reaches an unprecedented value?

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    FSG chief Tom Werner reveals new plan for Liverpool, Nike and LeBron James
    Liverpool chairman Werner has hinted at the next phase of the James and Nike partnership


    Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has revealed the plans for the next phase of the relationship between the Reds, basketball icon LeBron James and the club's official kit partner Nike.
    Werner, one of*Reds owners Fenway Sports Group's main players, has lifted the lid on plans for Liverpool, James and Nike to pursue a number of new opportunities in the near future, with the aim to try and create a brand similar to that basketball legend Michael Jordan has in alliance with Nike.

    Jordan's ability to leverage his success on the court and make the leap from basketball star to global sporting icon during the 1990s and into the 2000s made him the first athlete to truly harness the power of his own brand, and that has been something that James has been able to do, signing a $1bn lifetime deal with Nike, becoming a successful entrepreneur in his own right and even starring in the remake of the Space Jam movie that Jordan had featured in back in 1996.

    Liverpool, FSG, Nike and James have seen their partnership become increasingly closer this year, with the $750m investment from RedBird Capital Partners back in March seeing a reshuffle that saw James convert his two per cent stake in the Reds into one per cent of FSG's entire business empire.

    FSG, Nike and RedBird also came together to become investors in James and business partner Maverick Carter's $725m valued*SpringHill Entertainment company in October, a deal that will see the firm aid the storytelling aspect of the likes of Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox to maximise their global reach and leverage their enormous followings around the world.

    But Liverpool, James and Nike have specific plans ahead, according to Reds chairman Werner.
    Speaking to the Boston Globe, Werner said: "We're doing a product line with LeBron and Liverpool.
    "Nike is creating seven or eight products that connect LeBron with soccer.
    "I don't know specifics yet, but they're going to create seven or eight products that rival the connection that Michael Jordan has with Nike."

    The SpringHill deal, which FSG came in on as second investors behind RedBird, is also something that the Liverpool owners will aid them with their future plans for growth.

    Werner said: "SpringHill has a bunch of different businesses besides just telling stories and content.
    "They have a lot of relationships with Fortune 500 companies and they're telling stories and helping companies like Walmart and Chase tell their stories.
    "So, they're not simply in the business of telling a story like the life of Muhammad Ali.
    "We're an investor in SpringHill along with Nike and RedBird and we just think they've got their pulse on a younger demo that is going to be very successful."

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/spor...s-fsg-22245558

    Seems there is a great market in "telling stories".

    Tom Werner there, speaking to the Boston Globe no less.. The paper John Henry owns and whose wife Linda is CEO. Talk about owning the narrative.

    Henry… Did you forget about the AFCON? Too busy eyeing up those Penguins and counting the £600,000,000 net gains you made in just the last 7 months?

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    I hear LeBron James may give it the elbow
    Leader of all..master of none..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveo View Post
    FSG chief Tom Werner reveals new plan for Liverpool, Nike and LeBron James
    Liverpool chairman Werner has hinted at the next phase of the James and Nike partnership


    Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has revealed the plans for the next phase of the relationship between the Reds, basketball icon LeBron James and the club's official kit partner Nike.
    Werner, one of*Reds owners Fenway Sports Group's main players, has lifted the lid on plans for Liverpool, James and Nike to pursue a number of new opportunities in the near future, with the aim to try and create a brand similar to that basketball legend Michael Jordan has in alliance with Nike.

    Jordan's ability to leverage his success on the court and make the leap from basketball star to global sporting icon during the 1990s and into the 2000s made him the first athlete to truly harness the power of his own brand, and that has been something that James has been able to do, signing a $1bn lifetime deal with Nike, becoming a successful entrepreneur in his own right and even starring in the remake of the Space Jam movie that Jordan had featured in back in 1996.

    Liverpool, FSG, Nike and James have seen their partnership become increasingly closer this year, with the $750m investment from RedBird Capital Partners back in March seeing a reshuffle that saw James convert his two per cent stake in the Reds into one per cent of FSG's entire business empire.

    FSG, Nike and RedBird also came together to become investors in James and business partner Maverick Carter's $725m valued*SpringHill Entertainment company in October, a deal that will see the firm aid the storytelling aspect of the likes of Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox to maximise their global reach and leverage their enormous followings around the world.

    But Liverpool, James and Nike have specific plans ahead, according to Reds chairman Werner.
    Speaking to the Boston Globe, Werner said: "We're doing a product line with LeBron and Liverpool.
    "Nike is creating seven or eight products that connect LeBron with soccer.
    "I don't know specifics yet, but they're going to create seven or eight products that rival the connection that Michael Jordan has with Nike."

    The SpringHill deal, which FSG came in on as second investors behind RedBird, is also something that the Liverpool owners will aid them with their future plans for growth.

    Werner said: "SpringHill has a bunch of different businesses besides just telling stories and content.
    "They have a lot of relationships with Fortune 500 companies and they're telling stories and helping companies like Walmart and Chase tell their stories.
    "So, they're not simply in the business of telling a story like the life of Muhammad Ali.
    "We're an investor in SpringHill along with Nike and RedBird and we just think they've got their pulse on a younger demo that is going to be very successful."

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/spor...s-fsg-22245558

    Seems there is a great market in "telling stories".

    Tom Werner there, speaking to the Boston Globe no less.. The paper John Henry owns and whose wife Linda is CEO. Talk about owning the narrative.

    Henry… Did you forget about the AFCON? Too busy eyeing up those Penguins and counting the £600,000,000 net gains you made in just the last 7 months?
    Lebron does tell a fair few tales.

    Just need Mbop to sign up and collaborate

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    I didn't realise we'd signed Timo Werner

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