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SBD/October 19, 2010/Franchises
Henry Discusses Range Of Liverpool Issues With Politicians, Fans
Published October 19, 2010
FOREIGN INFLUX: In London, Simon Briggs notes Henry's Liverpool purchase "maintains the number of foreign-owned clubs in the Premier League at nine out of 20." It is "not quite a majority shareholding just yet," but those nine clubs "include the cream of the crop: all of the so-called 'Big Four,' plus Manchester City and Aston Villa." Briggs writes, "The interesting question is why, at a time when margins are being squeezed and attendances are flatlining, do the foreign investors keep piling in with their wallets akimbo? The answer is almost frightening: they believe that the Premier League can get even bigger, even more corporate, even more aggressively expansionist" (London TELEGRAPH, 10/19).