The Sweeper: Who Owns Your Club?

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Big Story

Today’s Sweeper offers you a video A-Z (that’s Zed, folks) from England on where the money comes from for the owners of every club in the Premier League and the Football League.

There’s something telling about the stream of industries here that gives a better sense than I’ve seen for a while about the bizarre randomness of ownership in English football; it would be quite interesting to compare to similar videos for other countries like Italy, Spain, Germany or the United States.

A sampling:

Birmingham City: Property/Hairdressing/Gambling
Exeter City FC: The fans
Fulham: Harrods

Quick Hits

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