The soap opera that is Hicks and Gillett continues this Wednesday down in London with the two of them flying in from across the Atlantic to watch ‘their’ team take on Arsenal in the quarter finals of the Champions League.
They may be co-owners of Liverpool Football Club and apparently knowledgeable businessmen but they continue to act like spoilt rich kids with both of them having ‘requested’ not so next to each other. Monday’s Liverpool Echo writes that sources in the club say both have requested not to be seated next to one another. Brazen Texan Tom Hicks will have a full entourage in tow with a party of 12, while George Gillett will be accompanied by his son Foster.
The two American’s infantile behaviour comes at a time when chief executive Rick Parry has finally spoken about the situation. “My plea is that something happens this week,” he said. “There is a need for a degree of urgency but it is urgent to get it right, not urgent to come up with the wrong solution.”
The Echo writes:
With Dubai International Capital reportedly keen to launch a full takeover of the Anfield club, Hicks has so far refused to do business unless he can retain a controlling share, while Gillett appears more amenable – claiming DIC would have been “responsible” owners.
Reports that Rick Parry will be sat somewhere in between singing ‘Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right’ are yet to be proved true, but likely.