In a rare interview, FSG and Liverpool president John Henry talked about the future.
Liverpool boss John Henry believes further growth at Fenway Sports Group could help keep their teams on track.
Under the ownership of the FSG since 2010, the Reds have returned to the top of English football, winning their first league title in 30 years in 2020 and the Champions League in 2019. They succeeded at low cost. It is possible to support their ambitions through their many competitors and growing incomes. Then, of course, they managed to get the right people in the right positions, the best example of which is Jürgen Klopp.
The FSG will lead the Boston Red Sox for 20 years this year, a team that began all of Henry and Tom Werner’s work after the founding of the FSG, then known as the New England Sports Ventures. The leverage he used to succeed at Liverpool was used in Boston, where he won the trophy in 2004 and the Red Sox’s 86-year World Series leverage. They have since been crowned king of baseball three more times; 2007, 2013, 2018 he.
Founded in 2022, the FSG had many parts made in 2002, but by changing its name and focusing on business success by accumulating, it helped them become the world’s third-largest sports empire. Arsenal’s Kroenke Group, which owns $ 10 billion, was second, followed by Formula One owner Liberty Media.
In addition to Liverpool and the Red Sox, there are NASCAR’s RFK Racing as part of the stall, as well as the recently acquired Pittsburgh Penguins NHL. Business growth is evident when businesses such as Fenway Sports Management, Fenway Sports Group real estate, NESN TV and LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment, a basketball symbol, add to that.
The FSG has been good at adding value-added businesses to its team. With the acquisition of NESN, they acquired the rights to the Red Sox television program in the region, and last year they developed a relationship with James, who converted his two percent stake in Liverpool into a stake in the FSG. James has signed a $ 1 billion lifetime deal with James and is urging the world.
Klopp’s decision to end his time at Anfield as Liverpool’s unprecedented squad raises questions about whether the current success will be sustained. But Henry believes FSG’s growth has been a success for his teams, and that the empire, with the help of business development investors such as RedBird Capital Partners, is moving into what is being built in Boston as FSG 3.0. A private equity firm interested in analysts like Henry bought an 11 percent stake in the FSG last year for $ 750 million, indicating that FSG growth is accelerating, not declining.
In an interview with Athletic Magazine, Henry said: “In these competitive days, you need to increase your information, strategy, income and talent to continue your success.
“Our businesses understand each other in a way I never thought possible. What we call a ‘sports platform’ like ours covers the media, real estate and finance, with opportunities and opportunities around the world, but basically local, community-based.” remains an important entity. responsibilities. The expansion of the FSG family has made each of our clubs more competitive over the past 20 years, thanks to the amount of training and cross-pollination that has taken place in our various entities. “
The FSG have no interest in selling Liverpool, and the Reds are the most valuable team in their empire, valued at £ 3 billion. The Reds’ owners, who are looking to grow the NBA’s expansion franchise in Las Vegas or Seattle, and possibly more football teams in South America with further acquisitions, are also looking to keep the Red Sox a key part of their work.
“I moved to Boston with the intention of living here for the rest of my life,” Henry said.
“Because I wanted to live and work in an important place in baseball, I told my teammates that it would be better to be ready to own the team for a very long time. Every few years I read that the team sells, but our Real inner conversation is always focused on the future. It focuses on what can be improved. The challenges that need to be addressed are growing. “
A teenage football coach beat a police officer who attacked a dog
The victim had to work from home after his eyelids were broken and he was attacked
A youth league football coach beat an inactive police officer after being attacked by a dog in St. Helens.
On the morning of November 6 last year, Michael Lever knocked Timothy O’Hanlon to the floor and hit him on the head. Mr. O’Hanlon protested against Lever after two American bulldog puppies attacked his dog.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in a deserted area near the town of Shires in St. Helens. Mr O’Hanlon, a police officer serving in Liverpool’s Crown Court today, said he thought his dog would die as a result.
Then he said, “To be honest, they thought they were going to kill him.” Prosecutor Paulinus Barnes described how Mr. O’Hanlon saw the couple coming out of the woods after the attack.
He told the court that Lever became aggressive when he confronted the couple about the bulldogs. Mr Barnes said Lever, 40, “jumped” around him and began pushing him on the shoulder.
Mr. O’Hanlon was struck in the leg and fell as he tried to see where the dogs were. While on the floor, he was hit in the head and suffered a 7 cm wound on his right cheek.
Lever, who was arrested after the attack, Mr O’Hanlon said in a written statement that he feared for his own safety and that of his wife, fearing that he might have a knife. He said Mr O’Hanlon was aggressive and struck back in self-defense.
Mr. Barnes read a statement of influence on behalf of Mr. O’Hanlon, whose eye bones were broken during the attack. The statement said the victim was suffering from sleep disturbances and “emotional trauma” after the attack.
Mr O’Hanlon was reluctant to leave his home and had to work a few hours after the attack. He saw four different counselors, and they told him he was lucky he hadn’t lost his sight.
Mr Barnes told the court that Lever had previously been convicted of possession of a battery, public order, alcohol abuse and possession for ecstasy. He was convicted of drug offenses in 2000.
Matthew Buckland defended his client, saying he was “remorseful and scared” of his injury. He described the attack as a “single punch” in “hot weather”.
He told the court that Lever Houghton played an important role in the Juniors football club. Mr Buckland highlighted the positive role that Lever has taught young players important values such as discipline.
According to him, the lever distributed the “glowing point” and played a positive role on and off the field. Many of the club’s parents have filed lawsuits praising him.
Mr. Buckland also said that Lever faithfully cared for his little boy, who was suffering from poor health. The court also ruled that He was a volunteer for The Bobby Colleran Trust, a charity set up to speed up the charity’s activities after the tragic death of 6-year-old son Bobby in West Derby in 2014.
Bobby Colleran’s mother also told the court that she had sent a letter of inquiry. Mr Buckland told the court that Liver was running a successful window installation business.
Lever, a resident of Shires, St. Helens, has previously been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm and two counts of possession of a dog.
Recorder Graham Wells said he decided not to send Lever to jail because of his influence on others. He sentenced Lever to eight months in prison, 18 months in prison and 200 hours of unpaid work.
He ordered Lever to pay the victims £ 3,000 in compensation. Mr O’Hanlon lost his income after the attack, the court said.
Recorder Wells also told Lever that American bulldogs should be led when they are in public. If the dogs are chased again, the court will consider killing them, he said.