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HJ Mai

HJ Mai is a senior staff writer for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Liverpool Considers U.S. A Growing Market As More Companies Invest In Football, EPL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 01 / 14

Preseason tours are about growing a club’s fan base and establishing new partnerships or strengthening existing ones. They are also about preparing a team for the upcoming season. For Liverpool and CCO Billy Hogan, it is all about finding the right balance between both. “It’s obvio...

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