Thanks but No Yanks!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in America, a time for them to give thanks for the past, for those who made the country how it is today and for them to reminisce about the good times. So, due to our American ownership, maybe we should do the same.


As Liverpool fans there is a lot we are thankful for. Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Kenny Dalglish. Managers who led Liverpool through their most successful periods of dominance in English football. Managers who have given us great history and great memories, making the football club what it is today, and helping to make us the most successful club in English football, and one of the most recognised clubs around the world. Also Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez, managers who have

reminded us what it is like to be successful and who have given us back the joy that winning trophies brings.


Players who have also given us great memories. Legends such as Dalglish, Rush, Barnes, Aldridge, Smith, Keegan. Players who have given us great moments in our history. Players such as Carragher, Gerrard, Torres, Mascherano, who continue to give us great memories and hopefully will do so in the future.


Fans, who have given their all. Our mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, mates. In fact, all those who have given unconditional support to the club, during the glorious, and not so glorious years. People who have stood by the club through thick and thin.


But all of this, at the present time, is overshadowed. The most important aspect of Liverpool Football Club is what happens on the pitch. The winning of games and challenging for trophies. Recently, this seems to have become a side show, with the situation off the pitch taking centre stage. Tom Hicks and George Gillett have managed to drag a successful and well respected football club down to their level. Their petty public squabbles, disagreeing over the direction the football club needs to take and refusing to take into consideration the affect this may have on our club. They have managed to make promise after promise, and break them with ease, and claim

it isn't their fault. They bought the football club, with the promise that it wouldn't be like "the Glazer takeover". What did they do? Put all the debt onto the football club. The promised a new stadium, one that would rival stadiums anywhere in the world. Nearly two years later, we are still waiting. The backing of Rafael Benitez has not been forthcoming, with the approach of Jurgen Klinsmann and the well documented Gareth Barry transfer saga in the summer.


So despite it being a time of giving thanks, you won't be surprised to hear that none will be offered in the direction of Tom Hicks and George Gillett.We want them out of our football club and will do all we can to achieve this. We are working on plans that will soon come to fruition, and then, we may offer some 'Thanks' as they leave Liverpool Football Club.


Until then, Thanks But No Yanks!





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