For example: Christian Purslow has been the victim of an ongoing smear campaign from certain fan sites/groups that has absolutely NO foundation in fact. Among other things, he has been demonized because he played a part in (rightly) getting rid of Rafa Benitez, and because he didn’t give Kenny Dalglish the Liverpool job.
In the bizarro world constructed by fantasists masquerading as 'fans', Purslow is now in league with H+G; he’s a liar etc. etc. Of course, the fact that he is a lifelong Liverpool fan is conveniently forgotten/ignored, as are all the positive things he’s achieved since arriving at Liverpool.
And what about Martin Broughton? He has not put a foot wrong since arriving at LFC, yet he apparently is the devil. And why? Is there a list of factual, compelling reasons to paint him in such a light? NO. As usual with this group of fans, the reasoning is as simplistic as it is stupid: he’s a Chelsea fan, therefore he must be the devil.
This group of fans is *still* on their backs despite the fact that it is obvious both have the best interests of LFC at heart. It is Broughton and Purslow who continually veto Hicks’ attempts to refinance; they together are part of the only barrier stopping Hicks from taking further control of the club (!).
Who cares though, right? The group of fans I’m talking about don’t give a monkeys about that; they just want someone to blame, and don’t really care who it is. This is the same group of fans who are calling for Roy Hodgson’s head after six freakin’ league games. It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic.
A prime example of the cretinous attitude I’m talking about can be found in the latest article from Empire of the Kop, one of the websites that is a chief culprit in disseminating lies and misinformation about the club’s hierarchy.
Are Broughton and Purslow delaying the sale of the club?
We are all focusing on Hicks and Gillett however we simply can’t forget Purslow and Broughton. In my opinion they are as guilty as Hicks and Gillett in stalling the sale of the club.
Let us remember that Chelsea fan Martin Broughton was appointed as Liverpool chairman back in April and his job is to find new owners. From what I understand Broughton only spends one day a week on Liverpool matters so realistically he has had about 20 working days so far.
From what we read a few days ago the Chairman will make a nice a windfall from the Liverpool sale. I am sure he must be getting some kind of salary in the meantime too.Remember that is was Purslow who sacked Rafa and he was the one who snubbed Kenny Dalglish while promising him “bigger things”. Where are those bigger things? Did I miss a press release somewhere?
Purslow seems to avoid the media and the only recent interview he gave was to LFCTV so of course this avoided the difficult questions. If I am not mistaken Purslow will not get any severance package when he leaves Liverpool so he is going to milk it as long as possible.
He (Purslow) knows that when new owners come on board he will most probably be axed and a proper Chief Executive (someone with football knowledge) will be brought on board. Yes Purslow does claim to be a Liverpool fan but that doesn’t make him an angel.
So Hicks & Gillett out but Broughton & Purslow to follow them ASAP.
This is some of the most ignorant, imbecilic, imperceptive drivel I’ve ever read about LFC. No facts; nothing remotely persuasive; nothing approaching sense. Just lies, deception, innuendo and misinformation designed to smear Purslow and Broughton, draped in the most simplistic ‘reasoning’ this side of a junior school playground.
Stalling the sale of the club?! Based on what? Absolutely nothing. Then we have the ill-informed gash about Purslow and Broughton’s financial compensation, which clearly goes to show the writer (Antoine Zammit) is completely ignorant about how MDs/Chairmen operate.
The reason I am being so harsh is that this kind of thing is dangerous. It is unacceptable and anti-LFC in the truest sense of the concept. It is attacking two of LFC’s hierarchy for no reason at all other than to have someone to attack; someone to blame. Any fair-minded fan with rudimentary intelligence can see that the EOTK article above is spurious nonsense.
The worst thing about such articles is that lots of impressionable fans will read it and agree, even if they don’t really know why. As a result of ignorance like this, half-baked rumours and Chinese whispers spread; fans turn against people at the club, and LFC is then at war with itself.
I really can’t believe that EOTK is truly this ignorant; if they are, then god help us.
This is the problem we (as moderate, reasonable fans) are facing. It is our job to NOT be fooled by this lunacy, and ensure that other fans don’t fall for it either. It is our job to present the fair-minded, logical and reasonable face of LFC fans to others (both LFC and Non-LFC fans).
Our reputation as intelligent, gracious, humble fans is under threat by the likes of EOTK, and the various thug fan groups bringing the club’s name into disrepute.
We have to fight back, and the only way to do that is to remain clear-headed, add reasonable views and the factual TRUTH into conversations about LFC (on message boards etc), and CHALLENGE anyone who comes up with nonsense like the above.
You will (predictably) be me with abuse, but sooner or later people will start to see the truth.
Or, if you want all fans to be brainwashed into thought processes similar to the EOTK article above, then do nothing.
To paraphrase a famous saying:
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of ignorance, lies and deception about LFC is for reasonable, fair-minded fans to do nothing".
It's up to us.