The Road End has learned that Franklin Andrews Kramer & Edelstein, a small US company who specialise in "raising businesses' profiles" has been employed by Tom Hicks' legal team in preparation for the impending sale of Liverpool FC. Their brief is to maximise the sale and they have representatives meeting with various interested parties in the Middle East from today onwards.

The firm, notorious in financial circles for illicit ramping on share message boards and massaging accounts to make a saleable business look more profitable, have strong links to the incoming chief executive, Christian Purslow. Franklin's are widely regarded as unscrupulous and unethical, but skirt just this side of legality as seen here.

With the RBS refinance agreed and key personnel tied down to lengthy contracts, including critically the manager Rafael Benitez, the club has now acquired the air of stability required for the Middle Eastern consortium to finally put together a bid for the club. It's worrying that LFC are associated with such a company as Franklin Andrews Kramer & Edelstein, but the company are only usually engaged in the final stages of a sale to maximise the price. With the sale likely to be concluded by the weekend and substantial funds made immediately available for transfers, fans worried about the direction of the club under Hicks and Gillett and the rumours swirling around Alonso, Mascherano and Torres can now sleep easily and look forward to a thrilling summer.

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After four years the Chelsea supporters are finally in a position to change the stuck record they've been on. Instead of moaning about poor little Luis' goal as never crossing the line they can now go on and on about penalties not being given.

It's amazing that they're never beaten by a better team but always seem to be cheated out of a prize. I'm utterly shocked that they didn't claim that somebody had deliberately tripped up John Terry last season as well. This is the Chelsea captain, he would never simply take a bad penalty or just slip up. It's certain though that nobody has ever beaten them in an honest way. I mean, they had 180 minutes in which to finish of Barcelona, they were already booking their flights. How inconsiderate for the Spanish side to actually spoil the party.

The one question that is on every supporters mind today though is not the penalty decision or even the last minute goal. What we all want to know is how a player can go down when a member of the opposition breathes near him, limp off the pitch injured AND still jump up to attack the ref. Not only that but he managed to have the manager, staff, players and security dragging him back and not once did the bastard fall over.

Well, at least Luis Garcia's moment of brilliance can now be forgotten forever.

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