Featured Story

Gao Receives China-Backed Bank Funding For Southampton Takeover

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

Premier League side Southampton's new owner funded his £200M ($257.5M) takeover of the club "with a loan from a Chinese government-backed bank in Hong Kong," people familiar with the matter said, according to BLOOMBERG. A Chinese investor g...

Read More

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

More Stories

05/04/16
Leicester Win Makes Papers Worldwide

Leicester City's "remarkable Premier League triumph" made the pages of the press around the world on Tuesday, according to Shravanth Vijayakumar of REUTERS. Praise "poured in around the world for Leicester." France Football led with the news that "Leicester has achieved the impossible," while German ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

05/04/16
FA Chair's Reforms Getting Shelved

FA Chair Greg Dyke’s plans for governance reforms "are being kicked into the long grass in their entirety," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Dyke already knew that "fierce FA Council opposition would stop a lot of the much-needed changes going through, including making it mo ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

05/03/16
Leicester City Completes Fairytale

Leicester City has "been crowned Premier League champions in one of the most remarkable upsets in sporting history after Tottenham Hotspur failed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge," according to Alexandra Sims of the London INDEPENDENT. The two sides drew 2-2 Monday evening, "giving a remarkable vi ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

05/03/16
Leicester Players' Value Soars

Leicester City stands "on the brink of winning a historic Premier League title," and Manager Claudio Ranieri's regular starting 11 were put together at a cost of less than £21M ($31M), "so it's no surprise their values have risen hugely during their charge to the top of the table," accord ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

05/03/16
Leicester City's EPL Title Makes Waves

When Tottenham's clash with Chelsea ended in a 2-2 draw on Monday evening, it clinched the EPL title for Leicester City. Many of the top names in football immediately took to Twitter with their reactions. A sample is below.  Leicester City. Champions of England. pic.twitter.com/WRwfysTn2N ...

Tags: United Kingdom, International Football

05/03/16
Twists In Plans For Chelsea's Stadium

It is now six months "since plans to demolish and rebuild Stamford Bridge up were dropped-off at Hammersmith Town Hall," according to Dan Levene of EUROSPORT. But it "has all gone quiet since -- so what is really going on?" The "silence is, in itself, quite normal at this stage of proceedi ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

05/03/16
Tottenham Holds Wembley Talks With FA

A source said that Tottenham has held "positive talks" with the FA about playing its Champions League home matches at Wembley next season, according to Dan Kilpatrick of ESPN. Next season will be Tottenham's last at White Hart Lane and it plans to move into its new 61,000-seater capacity home at the ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

05/03/16
Celtic Names Dafabet Its Main Sponsor

Scottish Premiership side Celtic announced a "tie-up with Dafabet which will see the betting firm become the club’s main sponsor" from the start of the '16-17 campaign, according to the SCOTSMAN. The company is already the club’s int'l betting partner, and "replaces Magners as the c ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

05/02/16
Experts Dissect Leicester's Repeat Bid

Leicester City "stands on the brink of winning the English Premier League after a remarkable nine-month fairytale," according to Ahmed & Burn-Murdoch of the FINANCIAL TIMES. But after the celebrations, "the Midlands team will be left with a question: are they a one-season wonder or can they repe ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

05/02/16
Sutton Unable To Join Another Team

Shane Sutton has been given a "hefty payout by British Cycling after resigning as technical ­director, but the severance deal prohibits the Australian from working for any Olympic rivals until after the Rio Games in ­August," according to Ziegler & Rudd of the LONDON TIMES. The terms of the pack ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug