Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Broughton Expecting Victory Tomorrow

Liverpool's independent
chairman Martin Broughton
remains confident of winning
the High Court battle regarding
the ownership of the club
despite the judgement being
delayed until Wednesday
A ruling on the case was
expected on Tuesday afternoon,
as current co-owners Tom Hicks
and George Gillett attempt to
block a proposed sale to New
England Sports Ventures, who
have seen a £300million offer
accepted by the club's board.
Hicks and Gillett's lawyers are
also disputing Friday's deadline
for the repayment to major
creditor Royal Bank of Scotland
(RBS) of a £237m debt.
As a result, Mr Justice Floyd has
decided to make his judgment at
10.30am on Wednesday, which
leaves Liverpool fans anxiously
awaiting the decision on the
future of the Premier League
But Broughton, who agreed the
sale against the wishes of Hick
and Gillett, is optimistic.
He told Sky Sports News when
leaving court on Tuesday
evening: "Judgement reserved,
I'm not allowed to say anything.
But we remain confident.
"For everybody it is nerve-
wracking. But we will find out at
10.30 tomorrow."
Meanwhile, Singapore billionaire
Peter Lim has made a cash offer
in excess of £320million to buy
Liverpool should Hicks and Gillett
win the hearing.

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