Monday, 11 October 2010

The Football Business

It's a strange country we live in when the second item on the main BBC News is the sale of a football club. But then it tells you much of the slavish devotion and obsession people have with professional sport in general, and football in particular, that it doesn't seem out-of-place at the top of the news agenda.

But maybe we shouldn't be calling it football, but 'soccer' as the sale of the troubled club - a global brand, as its often referred to - will be a transfer of ownership from one set of American businessmen to another. That is, only if the High Court in London agrees to the takeover.

It all kicks off tomorrow, October, 12, and you can be sure that the result will have greater significance and be more keenly anticipated than many of Liverpool FC's dire performances this season.

Here's an image I took on commission last week outside the club's Anfield stadium. As you can see, it's not just the stadium which is about to undergo a transformation, but the whole area adjacent to the famous old ground too.

Text and image © Colin McPherson, 2010
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