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Old 07-18-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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i have just finished watching 'dispatches: how to buy a football club' on channel 4 in the uk. it was a year long undercover investigation by dispatches that finds that some of the most cherished clubs in english football are being touted for sale like used cars, the undercover reporters, posing as rich investers, were offered all these following clubs, leeds, leicster, cardiff, sheffield united, sheffield wedensday, oxford and crystal palace, they were offered to buy 2 clubs at the same time, witch is strictly against fa rules, the shady man offering to get the deals done was asian businessman joe sim, and his right hand man was the former england captain bryan robson, the asian businessman also appeared to be close to the manchester united manager sir alex ferguson, joe sim claimed that a bunch of managers like steve bruce, roy keane, mark hughes and also alex ferguson would help the club out by loaning them players, pretty disturbing viewing for football fans i would imagine, nobody seems to know who owns many of englands clubs. theres not many links etc to guide you to, because the programmes just finished, but trust me it was shocking stuff to think football is being run like this, truly shoking.

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Old 07-20-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I follow Everton in the Premier League, and they've made no secret that they're looking for new investors. The club claims that many have come forward offering investment only to fail to come through with the funds or it's discovered that the "investor's" finances were misrepresented. On the other hand, you have Manchester City being acquired by some Arab shiek who spends like a drunken sailor, reportedly GBP 120 million in the red from operations last season. Who knows?
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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yep but theres a lot of people out there just wanting to make money, they people can ruin a football club
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