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As mentioned in an earlier post i recently (July 2010) wrote to Liverpool City Council. Want to join me and Do Something? Send a similar email to mine asking Liverpool City Council to withdraw the lease/contract for LFC on Stanley Park while the current owners are in charge. The owners business plan is built mainly on the fact that a new stadium would up the revenue streams massively.

Let's take that away from them. Let's take the single biggest reason for them to be here away from them and continue to take action elsewhere in the knowledge if any fans of any club can come together for a purpose and win it is ours. Join me. Do Something.

 

The email sent in the first instance to Council Leader Joe Anderson and then copied to all Councillors as per below:

 

Dear Councillor Anderson

 

Due to the ongoing ownership upheaval at Liverpool Football Club I believe it has now become essential that Liverpool City Council stands up, not just for the Club, but for the City and in particular the people of the Anfield district against the American owners of LFC.

 

The work planned around the Anfield area has stalled due to the American owners inability to fund a stadium that would in turn lead to the regeneration of the area. There are homes left empty, there are families living in permanent discord, empty property is a target for vandalism and there are businesses suffering into a possible terminal state of decline.

 

LFC fans are on the edge of revolting against the owners and this looks like it will cause disruption in one way or another within the City, as witnessed with the protest at Anfield a couple of weeks ago and with plans being made for further actions.

 

I would like to try and pre-empt this and distance myself from any disruption and begin moves to challenge LFC in a more suitable, dignified and professional way – as is the way of Liverpool people for the most part - and I would like to present this idea to you in the hope that you will take time out from your busy schedule to give this some thought.

 

The City Council has a duty to stand up for the area and the City in general. The American owners of LFC are asking an obscene, unrealistic price for the club. Factored into their thinking is the projected future earnings a new ground can bring in and this forms a very large part of their plan to rake every penny possible out of the club. Our plan is quite simply for the City Council to withdraw its support for the American’s leasing of Stanley Park. Whilst the fundamental principles of the agreement between LCC and LFC are unbeknown to me, I believe that there will be actions – such as Compulsory Purchase Orders – that the Council can take in order to force the hand of the American owners into giving up the land on Stanley Park. Indeed, there may be legal ways of forcing them out of the agreement due to the fact that they have not delivered on their promises of building a new stadium and helping the regeneration of the Anfield area.

 

By forcing this issue the City Council will not only be taking a stand against a couple of businessmen intent on tearing down an International footballing institution, and pivotal part of the Anfield community, but it will also be showing support for an area in desperate need of regeneration. I would hope that by withdrawing their lease – or making it known that it is being thought about - it will force the current owners of LFC to reassess their asking price for the club.

 

The City Council could go even further and say that it’s also unwilling to lease Stanley Park to any new owners unless they can provide absolute proof that they are willing to regenerate the area and build a stadium. I would be interested in knowing your thought on this matter.

 

For information there are a couple of us all taking different steps to try and help force this issue and this – my idea - is just one avenue. I have friends contacting the Sports Minister, the Royal Bank Of Scotland (as they are funding the “robbery” of LFC) and their local MP’s all with ideas that we feel could help. We are not a militant group or looking to cause any trouble, we’re just a couple of lads trying to help our club and the Anfield area. We all have family living in Anfield whilst two guys actually live in the area (one of whom lives directly opposite Stanley Park). We do not want to be associated with any other Liverpool group that is attempting to take action around the predicament at LFC.

 

I would prefer to try and get the thoughts of yourself on this and not take this to other MP’s of the Liverpool area as was my initial thought to try and gain momentum. I will treat this email with the utmost confidentiality. I would appreciate similar from yourself as it is important to me (us) that this idea is presented in the correct manner and not hijacked for any other cause or by any other LFC related group.

 

Thank you in advance for reading this far and I hope that you are sympathetic enough in this matter to contact me. Thanks again, best wishes

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As mentioned i sent that email, and communications regarding it, near the end of July with a follow up more recently. Here is a list of Councillors to contact:

 

joe.anderson@liverpool.gov.uk; steve@steve4walton.co.uk; steve.rotheram.mp@parliament.uk; alison@alisonmcgovern.org.uk; eaglem@parliament.uk; twiggd@parliament.uk; billesterson4sefton@googlemail.com; howarthg@parliament.uk; ellmanl@parliament.uk

 

Please email these Councillors politely asking that they take away the single biggest reason for these people being here. It will take you only 5 minutes to play a massive part in helping protest our club. Do it. Do Something. We can beat these.

 

Blackstone, you're next.

 

YNWA

 

 

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missed this post somehow

 

Think everyone must have

 

It's a very interesting point i thought. The Yanks whole "800m valuation" is based on the fact that a new stadium would bring in X-amount of money. They've literally based their valuation on this despite having not provided the stadium for the potential purchaser. What is being said here is to ask the Council to take that option away from them.

 

If there's no agreement for Stanley Park then the Yanks valuation goes down. If it comes down it becomes a more realistic price for someone looking to buy. If it's a more realistic price they get interested. Thye get interested then the put in an offer. They put in an offer and we hopefully get rid of the Yanks. It's all good.

 

Mail the Council. Remember, 2 minutes of your time can make a massive difference.

 

Do Something.

 

YNWA

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well in Owen

no worries lar.. funnily enough i've just had this little note from a mate "I see Joe Anderson has come out last night stating he won't leave that site available for regeneration and he wants to see firm plans or he'll revoke planning permission."

 

think everyone should jump on board with this? if only one person contacting the council has managed to get this response imagine if we had more?

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As mentioned in an earlier post i recently (July 2010) wrote to Liverpool City Council. Want to join me and Do Something? Send a similar email to mine asking Liverpool City Council to withdraw the lease/contract for LFC on Stanley Park while the current owners are in charge. The owners business plan is built mainly on the fact that a new stadium would up the revenue streams massively.

Let's take that away from them. Let's take the single biggest reason for them to be here away from them and continue to take action elsewhere in the knowledge if any fans of any club can come together for a purpose and win it is ours. Join me. Do Something.

 

The email sent in the first instance to Council Leader Joe Anderson and then copied to all Councillors as per below:

 

Dear Councillor Anderson

 

Due to the ongoing ownership upheaval at Liverpool Football Club I believe it has now become essential that Liverpool City Council stands up, not just for the Club, but for the City and in particular the people of the Anfield district against the American owners of LFC.

 

The work planned around the Anfield area has stalled due to the American owners inability to fund a stadium that would in turn lead to the regeneration of the area. There are homes left empty, there are families living in permanent discord, empty property is a target for vandalism and there are businesses suffering into a possible terminal state of decline.

 

LFC fans are on the edge of revolting against the owners and this looks like it will cause disruption in one way or another within the City, as witnessed with the protest at Anfield a couple of weeks ago and with plans being made for further actions.

 

I would like to try and pre-empt this and distance myself from any disruption and begin moves to challenge LFC in a more suitable, dignified and professional way – as is the way of Liverpool people for the most part - and I would like to present this idea to you in the hope that you will take time out from your busy schedule to give this some thought.

 

The City Council has a duty to stand up for the area and the City in general. The American owners of LFC are asking an obscene, unrealistic price for the club. Factored into their thinking is the projected future earnings a new ground can bring in and this forms a very large part of their plan to rake every penny possible out of the club. Our plan is quite simply for the City Council to withdraw its support for the American’s leasing of Stanley Park. Whilst the fundamental principles of the agreement between LCC and LFC are unbeknown to me, I believe that there will be actions – such as Compulsory Purchase Orders – that the Council can take in order to force the hand of the American owners into giving up the land on Stanley Park. Indeed, there may be legal ways of forcing them out of the agreement due to the fact that they have not delivered on their promises of building a new stadium and helping the regeneration of the Anfield area.

 

By forcing this issue the City Council will not only be taking a stand against a couple of businessmen intent on tearing down an International footballing institution, and pivotal part of the Anfield community, but it will also be showing support for an area in desperate need of regeneration. I would hope that by withdrawing their lease – or making it known that it is being thought about - it will force the current owners of LFC to reassess their asking price for the club.

 

The City Council could go even further and say that it’s also unwilling to lease Stanley Park to any new owners unless they can provide absolute proof that they are willing to regenerate the area and build a stadium. I would be interested in knowing your thought on this matter.

 

For information there are a couple of us all taking different steps to try and help force this issue and this – my idea - is just one avenue. I have friends contacting the Sports Minister, the Royal Bank Of Scotland (as they are funding the “robbery” of LFC) and their local MP’s all with ideas that we feel could help. We are not a militant group or looking to cause any trouble, we’re just a couple of lads trying to help our club and the Anfield area. We all have family living in Anfield whilst two guys actually live in the area (one of whom lives directly opposite Stanley Park). We do not want to be associated with any other Liverpool group that is attempting to take action around the predicament at LFC.

 

I would prefer to try and get the thoughts of yourself on this and not take this to other MP’s of the Liverpool area as was my initial thought to try and gain momentum. I will treat this email with the utmost confidentiality. I would appreciate similar from yourself as it is important to me (us) that this idea is presented in the correct manner and not hijacked for any other cause or by any other LFC related group.

 

Thank you in advance for reading this far and I hope that you are sympathetic enough in this matter to contact me. Thanks again, best wishes

--------

 

As mentioned i sent that email, and communications regarding it, near the end of July with a follow up more recently. Here is a list of Councillors to contact:

 

joe.anderson@liverpool.gov.uk; steve@steve4walton.co.uk; steve.rotheram.mp@parliament.uk; alison@alisonmcgovern.org.uk; eaglem@parliament.uk; twiggd@parliament.uk; billesterson4sefton@googlemail.com; howarthg@parliament.uk; ellmanl@parliament.uk

 

Please email these Councillors politely asking that they take away the single biggest reason for these people being here. It will take you only 5 minutes to play a massive part in helping protest our club. Do it. Do Something. We can beat these.

 

Blackstone, you're next.

 

YNWA

 

Brilliant work.

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people

 

get emailing and confirm when you are done

 

this is a great idea, non-divisive and simply cannot be ignored

 

Stanley Park is all about regeneration. Why else would they let a footie stadium crash land on a Victorian Park? now, with G and H's track record, it seems virtually nailed on that regeneration will be the furthest thing from their minds if they ever got the stadium financed, to say nothing of the sensitive issues that will need to be addressed viz the local residents

 

which makes this a really good political weapon

 

and to use it, all we need to do at this stage is get those emails out

 

I've sent mine

 

what about Facebook campaign?

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Cheers, I'll get that on my page when I get home.

 

FWIW this is the best idea of any of the ideas, everyone should get on this particularly locals. There is genuinely achievable aim here. Persuading someone with no vested interest that the Americans do not represent the best long term interest of the L4 area.

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