October 19th, 2010

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Revealed: how new owner's wife pestered her husband to buy

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Henry's team looking to increase revenues by being both smart and efficient rather than spendthrift

The big, fat ring John W Henry wore on the fourth finger of his right hand at Anfield on Saturday was the only sign of ostentation in an individual whose arrival – which began with a solitary, reflective walk on the hallowed turf just after sunrise – was so much more understated that that of his American predecessors.


This was no ordinary adornment, though. It was one of two World Series baseball rings Liverpool's new owner has collected as proprietor of the Boston Red Sox and it was an emblem of what clearly motivates him most. "Competing" as he put it.

Last night Henry left Goodison Park after Liverpool's demoralising 2-0 defeat acutely aware of the job on his hands. But he had to search his soul in the first place for the belief that he and his partner, Tom Werner, really can bloody the nose of Manchester United and Chelsea in the same way that they have the Yankees back home.

Henry's wife, Linda Pizzuti, has played a significant role in pushing him towards the Anfield gates, and it was she who pestered him to walk up to Tom Hicks and ask him if he was selling Liverpool, at a baseballowners' meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, in January.


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Inter Milan boss Rafael Benitez blames Christian Purslow for Liverpool FC demise

Rafael Benitez has accused Christian Purslow of causing Liverpool's current downfall.

The former Kop boss, now at Inter Milan, claims that the club's managing director's arrival last summer was responsible for the dramatic change in fortunes that saw the team finish seventh last season after battling Manchester United for the Premier League crown a year previous.

Benitez, who has been roundly criticized in some quarters for Liverpool's on field plight, believes that the blame for its demise lies with Purslow, who was instrumental in ousting former owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks last week in the High Court.

"I prefer not to talk about this because I feel sorry for the fans," he said.

"I was really sad for them and after the defeat the other day.

"We have a saying in Spanish that says 'white liquid in a bottle has to be milk. This means that after 86 points and finishing second in the league, what changed? The Americans. They decide and choose a new managing director [Purslow] and everything changed.

"The managing director is involved in all the decisions. New lawyer, new chief of press, new manager, new nine players, new medical staff, new fitness coaches. They change everything, so they change managing director then we change everything that we were doing in the past.

"If you ask me what's going on it's simple - they changed some things and by the end they changed everything. White liquid in a bottle - milk. You know who to blame."


I feel real sorry for Rafa, he can't even enjoy being a manager elsewhere because he just constantly gets questioned about Liverpool. That being said, I MISS YOU RAFA. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT I WOULD MISS SEING THIS:
guti WEAH

Captain American Injured; My life is OVER!

St. Etienne's Bocanegra out with neck injury
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Saint Etienne, France (Sports Network) - U.S. defender Carlos Bocanegra hurt his neck in Sunday's 2-1 loss at Nice, and could be sidelined for three weeks, club team St. Etienne said on its website.

Bocanegra, the U.S. captain, fell during the match and clashed heads with Nice forward Eric Mouloungui. He will likely miss four matches, but is scheduled to return on Nov. 13 against Valenciennes.

The U.S. concludes its 2010 schedule on Nov. 17 in South Africa, but Bocanegra is unlikely to be called into the squad anyway with no international break for the friendly.

Bocanegra, in his first season with St. Etienne, has helped the club to second in the table after nine matches in France's Ligue 1.
brb leaving for France rn to heal him.