Who Owns Your Club?

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Karl Lusbec says:

    Hello Ian,
    Nice blog and interesting content!

    My take on this topic is very simple. Football clubs owners invest in a club because they do know that they will have their ROI (return on investment) sooner rather than later.

    They attract sponsors, can afford to pay high salaries. All of this has a knock on effect on TV right for example. The Premier League TV rights amounts to 1 Billion now. I am not saying that it’s all benefits, and Porstmouth situation is a crude example. But I think that if Manchester City wins the Champions League next year, the Citizen fan will care less that the club is owned by Sheik Mansour…

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