David Gill set a target of selling 54,000 Manchester United season tickets this summer.
But thanks to a laudable protest against the parasitical Glazers by fans group MUST, 2,200 went unsold.
Gill’s reaction to missing a target he was sure he would hit, especially after freezing prices, was “that’s pretty good”. If New Labour ever gets back into power, a Cabinet post is assured.
I hope Liverpool’s owners, its chairman and the Royal Bank of Scotland digested the significance of this story.
Because after a summer when no credible candidate has appeared to buy the club, another transfer window has yielded a profit for the banks, and no answers have been given on either issue, revolution is in the air.
If Hicks and Gillett are allowed to refinance their debt in October, the resistance being mounted against their American compatriots at Old Trafford will seem remarkably tame.
Liverpudlians will not allow their club to be strangled by these cowboys any longer.
The boil is about to be lanced at Anfield. If Martin Broughton and the RBS can’t do it, the fans will do it for them. And it won’t be pretty.