As an Everton fan I join you in this, not in a way to take a potshot at LFC but to agree with you as someone who has learned a lot about Liverpool the city.From driving down property values around Anfield in order to snap it up for expansion, to furloughing employees just after COVID broke out, to the shambolic proposition of Project Big Picture, it's clear FSG have never grasped the socialist roots of LFC's past - using the term as a positive, rather than the four-letter-word connotation that regressives here in the US assign to it.
With that in mind, another disturbingly out-of-touch allegation against our net spend champions... LFC staff reliant on charities to survive lockdown. As an LFC member for over a decade... not feeling too hot about the decision to renew this year.
It's time to realize that Henry, as a guy who made his fortune as a quant, is kind of a robot. His wiki entry even says that his commodities trading methods were designed to "make mechanical, non-discretionary trading decisions in response to systematic determinations of reversals in each market's direction, with the explicit intention of precluding not only human emotion, but also any subjective evaluation of factors outside of price behavior (such as the so-called fundamentals), to trigger each decision to be long or short each market, or not."ion
Henry's bedside manner as custodian of the Red Sox' public trust, as it were, is atrocious. His administration did usher in the positive changes to Fenway, but that can be attributed more to LL and JM Smith than to Henry - he gets credit for putting the right people in those jobs. But so many other things, like the character assassination of good people on their way out of town, have shown that he just doesn't get the idea of a fan culture or an emotional connection between a team and its fans.
And that's for an American sport that he grew up watching. The club culture of English football, where loyalty and integration into the community and accordingly fans' demands on their clubs run so much deeper than for even the most beloved American franchises - there's NFW he understands, as his misfires with LFC show.
He's fucking C3PO.