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Manchester United choose Asia for IPO

August 16, 2011

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First featured in FT Singaporean fans of Manchester United last caught glimpse of their favourite club when the Red Devils visited the country in a one day trophy-touring parade in July. But as of next year, they, along with millions others, could well have the opportunity to buy shares in the 19 times Premiership champions […]

Scouting For Asians: Chelsea’s search for Britain’s sub-continental football star

April 15, 2011

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In an age defined by the celebrity footballer and the X-Factor, it’s little surprise that televised football trials are fast becoming ten-a-penny on our screens. Whether it’s Wayne Rooney’s search for a ‘Street-Striker’ or Inter Milan’s hunt for Britain’s best unsigned youngster, (both screened on Sky One in the last two years), the trials and […]

Vive la Sky Blue Revolution! Why the guillotine is set to fall at Manchester City in 2011

January 9, 2011

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2008 was Manchester City’s 1789 (bear with me on this one). The Eastlands’ annus mirabilis held promise of a liberation from years of stagnation and a final end to humiliation at the hands of their hated neighbours and rivals. The seizure of power by Abu Dhabi’s oil-rich was met with the understandable optimism of one […]

Premier League teams turn style into a cash cow

October 19, 2010

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Football clubs releasing new kits each season are stretching supporters' wallets, despite a proposal in the Premier League charter to restrict a change to once every two years

British Asians are in the stands even if the pitch remains a battle

September 26, 2010

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As clubs such as Chelsea look to develop British Asian footballers, the growing number of supporters of subcontinental origin feel at home in grounds

Sterling Cooper Wenger Ferguson: the welcome return of the Premiership’s Mad Men

September 11, 2010

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Weekly high-drama returns to small-screen and stadiums with the Premier League and season four of Mad Men

Why the Curse of Chelsea’s No. 7 Could Strike John Obi Mikel

September 2, 2010

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New signing Ramires is the man who can throw off the numerical albatross that simultaneously sits on his back and around the collective neck of Chelsea fans