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Why should Liverpool Football Club become a source of profit for anyone?

We propose a model of ownership similar

to that at Barcelona. This club is owned by

their ‘members’. Over 100,000 fans have bought single 'member' shares, which entitle them to elect a Board who will run the club until the next election. At Barcelona it is once every four years.

That way, no one can ever buy the club. Its structure makes its sale to the next sporting conglomerate that fancies a premiership football club a legal impossibility. The shares can never be sold; the club can never be sold.

Lets stop Liverpool Football Club becoming

a trinket any rich man might like to wear around his neck. This club is close to the hearts of millions of people all over the world.

How much will it cost?

We estimate that a sum of £5,000 each

will be enough. We need 100,000 members.

100,000 x £5,000 = £500 million

That should buy the club and go a long way towards building a new stadium.

How does it work?

No one can own more than one ‘member share’ and, apart from the initial purchase, these ‘member shares’ cannot normally be sold on.

If you buy a ‘member’ share: No one will ever own more of Liverpool FC than you do,

and you will be able to take part in any election

to decide who runs Liverpool FC.

It’s one member, one vote. It’s democratic, it’s fair, and it protects Liverpool FC from becoming the target of corporate buyers ever again.

What more could you ever do for your club?

Secure ownership in law

Debt free

Real involvement

Sounds good, what do I do now?

If you want to be a part of this, and are interested in hearing more, simply use the ‘Your feedback’ link at the bottom of the page, or click ‘Count me in!’ above to add your name to the list. Once we get an idea of the scale of interest in this idea, we’ll know whether it’s a real possibility.

If you want to be a part of the ongoing history

of Liverpool FC, now’s your chance.

http://www.shareliverpoolfc.com/index.php

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Why should Liverpool Football Club become a source of profit for anyone?

We propose a model of ownership similar

to that at Barcelona. This club is owned by

their ‘members’. Over 100,000 fans have bought single 'member' shares, which entitle them to elect a Board who will run the club until the next election. At Barcelona it is once every four years.

That way, no one can ever buy the club. Its structure makes its sale to the next sporting conglomerate that fancies a premiership football club a legal impossibility. The shares can never be sold; the club can never be sold.

Lets stop Liverpool Football Club becoming

a trinket any rich man might like to wear around his neck. This club is close to the hearts of millions of people all over the world.

How much will it cost?

We estimate that a sum of £5,000 each

will be enough. We need 100,000 members.

100,000 x £5,000 = £500 million

That should buy the club and go a long way towards building a new stadium.

How does it work?

No one can own more than one ‘member share’ and, apart from the initial purchase, these ‘member shares’ cannot normally be sold on.

If you buy a ‘member’ share: No one will ever own more of Liverpool FC than you do,

and you will be able to take part in any election

to decide who runs Liverpool FC.

It’s one member, one vote. It’s democratic, it’s fair, and it protects Liverpool FC from becoming the target of corporate buyers ever again.

What more could you ever do for your club?

Secure ownership in law

Debt free

Real involvement

Sounds good, what do I do now?

If you want to be a part of this, and are interested in hearing more, simply use the ‘Your feedback’ link at the bottom of the page, or click ‘Count me in!’ above to add your name to the list. Once we get an idea of the scale of interest in this idea, we’ll know whether it’s a real possibility.

If you want to be a part of the ongoing history

of Liverpool FC, now’s your chance.

http://www.shareliverpoolfc.com/index.php

It is a nice idea but will it work in England? Bournemouth tried it a few years ago and it did not solve their problems. Clearly, Liverpool are not currently being helped by the disagreement between their co-owners.

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Such shemes work well in continental Europe.

The Share Liverpool idea now has the back of some ex players and would appear to be getting some sound financial and legal advice

http://www.shareliverpoolfc.com/latest_news.php

It is very much a serious proposal rather than just a "nice idea".

The current bickering between those two crass yanks, and their odd behaviour throughout the year leaves the club in an unsustainable position. I would much prefer a fans buy out to that of another fat capitalist and have already pledged my money B)

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Such shemes work well in continental Europe.

The Share Liverpool idea now has the back of some ex players and would appear to be getting some sound financial and legal advice

http://www.shareliverpoolfc.com/latest_news.php

It is very much a serious proposal rather than just a "nice idea".

The current bickering between those two crass yanks, and their odd behaviour throughout the year leaves the club in an unsustainable position. I would much prefer a fans buy out to that of another fat capitalist and have already pledged my money :D

I really hope it is a success. I believe all clubs should be owned by their fans. If that cannot happen, the backers should be genuine fans such as in the case of Everton. B)

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I really hope it is a success. I believe all clubs should be owned by their fans. If that cannot happen, the backers should be genuine fans such as in the case of Everton. B)

Surely you didn't mean to use the plural there :D:lol:

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I received the following message yesterday from Share Liverpool Fc - hence this thread

"Dear friend,

Work is continuing on our quest to bring fan ownership of Liverpool FC, and I wanted to give you a quick update, as well as ask for your help.

Our formal proposal to enable ShareLiverpoolFC to be an investment vehicle to enable us to bid for the club is on the verge of approval by the Financial Service Authority (FSA). This is a complex, yet necessary step in the practical requirements needed, and we thank our specialist lawyers, Cobbetts, for their work on our behalf.

The heart and soul of Liverpool FC rests in L4, but Liverpool FC would not be the global force it is today without the support we have attracted all over the world. So we continue to take the concept of the fans owning the club to our international fan-base around the world. Members of the ShareLiverpoolFC steering group have been meeting with key contacts from Norway, the US, Republic of Ireland and elsewhere, and I myself have just returned from Japan, where I was able to promote the concept on Japanese national TV and radio.

In the UK, we continue to attract national and local media coverage, though we need to keep our message in people's minds as the saga of Hicks and Gillett's ownership rumbles on, and DIC await in the wings. Only fan ownership can bring the club management run in the interests of the supporters and the community.

This is where you can come in. We'd like you to get on the websites and forums and talk about ShareLiverpoolFC, and the concept of fan ownership. Where people are discussing the ownership of the club on phone-ins, please get on the phone and talk about it.

We're serious about this project - that's why we're taking the time to get it done properly. You can help us keep the momentum going. Tell your friends, and get involved - let's do this together.

Best wishes

Rogan Taylor,

On behalf of the Share Liverpool Steering Group"

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I received the following message yesterday from Share Liverpool Fc - hence this thread

"Dear friend,

Work is continuing on our quest to bring fan ownership of Liverpool FC, and I wanted to give you a quick update, as well as ask for your help.

Our formal proposal to enable ShareLiverpoolFC to be an investment vehicle to enable us to bid for the club is on the verge of approval by the Financial Service Authority (FSA). This is a complex, yet necessary step in the practical requirements needed, and we thank our specialist lawyers, Cobbetts, for their work on our behalf.

The heart and soul of Liverpool FC rests in L4, but Liverpool FC would not be the global force it is today without the support we have attracted all over the world. So we continue to take the concept of the fans owning the club to our international fan-base around the world. Members of the ShareLiverpoolFC steering group have been meeting with key contacts from Norway, the US, Republic of Ireland and elsewhere, and I myself have just returned from Japan, where I was able to promote the concept on Japanese national TV and radio.

In the UK, we continue to attract national and local media coverage, though we need to keep our message in people's minds as the saga of Hicks and Gillett's ownership rumbles on, and DIC await in the wings. Only fan ownership can bring the club management run in the interests of the supporters and the community.

This is where you can come in. We'd like you to get on the websites and forums and talk about ShareLiverpoolFC, and the concept of fan ownership. Where people are discussing the ownership of the club on phone-ins, please get on the phone and talk about it.

We're serious about this project - that's why we're taking the time to get it done properly. You can help us keep the momentum going. Tell your friends, and get involved - let's do this together.

Best wishes

Rogan Taylor,

On behalf of the Share Liverpool Steering Group"

Good luck to Liverpool, I'm with you, all clubs should be owned by the fans, but as a Socialist thats hardly surprising.

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Good luck to Liverpool, I'm with you, all clubs should be owned by the fans, but as a Socialist thats hardly surprising.

Rogan Taylor wrote an article about this in the Sunday Telegraph. Apparently he is looking for 100,000 fans to invest £5,000 each. I am not sure that there are that many socialists with £5,000 to spare.

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Good luck to Liverpool, I'm with you, all clubs should be owned by the fans, but as a Socialist thats hardly surprising.

Rogan Taylor wrote an article about this in the Sunday Telegraph. Apparently he is looking for 100,000 fans to invest £5,000 each. I am not sure that there are that many socialists with £5,000 to spare.

The Telegraph article referred to can be found here

Those supporters who can afford £5,000 can pledge here. Hopefully times are not so hard in Liverpool as they appear to be in the socialist republic of Brighton B)

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