Season preview 2009-10

City's billionaires can steal march on big four

August 7, 2009
By John Brewin
(Archive)
Take one American family, add in a pair of Americans who don't get on, a Russian oligarch and yet another American businessman who may or may not be in a power struggle with an Russo-Uzbek and you have the owners of the Premier League's biggest four clubs. And there is a threat from the east to their supremacy. Add in the likes of new arrivals like Sulaiman al-Fahim at Portsmouth (should the takeover ever be completed) and Ellis Short at Sunderland, ownership in England's top division is one big ...

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