New England Sports Ventures (NESV) have issues a statement confirming their bid for ownership has been accepted by Liverpool FC's Board of Directors.
Though the release is apropos of any public announcement in a formal proceeding, key phrases such as "long-term financially solid foundation," "ensuring that the Club has the resources," and "removal of all acquisition debt."
In other words, "those guys talk like us, but they're not us."
And that's just the statement's third sentence.
Here is the statement, replicated in a number of sources today, though it you go to the Liverpool Echo, you'll also have access to some nice background on NESV and its two principle partners.
New England Sports Ventures ("NESV") can confirm that their bid for Liverpool FC has been selected by the Club's Board of Directors and agreement has been reached with the Board to purchase the Club.
NESV wishes to extend their appreciation to the Board for their diligence and their efforts on behalf of Liverpool FC and its supporters.
NESV wants to create a long-term financially solid foundation for Liverpool FC and is dedicated to ensuring that the Club has the resources to build for the future, including the removal of all acquisition debt.
Our objective is to stabilize the Club and ultimately return Liverpool FC to its rightful place in English and European football, successfully competing for and winning trophies.
Since 2001, New England Sports Ventures has made successful investments in sports and entertainment properties.
Our portfolio of companies, including the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, New England Sports Network, Fenway Sports Group and Roush Fenway Racing are all committed to one common goal: winning. NESV wants to help bring back the culture of winning to Liverpool FC.
We have a proven track record, shown clearly with the Boston Red Sox.
The team has won two World Series Championships over the past six years.
We will bring the same kind of openness, passion, dedication and professionalism to Liverpool FC.
We are hopeful with regard to the pending legal and English Premier League procedures now underway, however, in light of these issues, we will respectfully refrain from comment or further actions at this time.