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Business in Football Throughout the world of football, the involvement of business and the takeover of clubs is one of the most controversial happenings. This and the argument of modern technology being involved in football are becoming the two biggest involvements other than the football itself. Business probably being more involved than the technology argument perhaps this being because of two key controversial takeovers. The most recent takeovers are the one of Manchester United with the big American tycoon Malcolm Glazer. That one raised a lot of suspicion over how he was going to pay back the loan. The other takeover is Chelsea with the Russian oil tycoon owner Roman abramovich. The battle for control of Manchester United between the board of shareholders and corporate invader Malcolm Glazer has reached a standoff. But the struggle for Britain's most popular and valuable and famous football club has raised major issues of company law. It has also seen one of the most dramatic cases of consumer intervention through share-buying, as fans have rushed to the supporters' trust to vote against the takeover. ...read more.


The best of all is that will have been given �125million for the club to spend on players throughout the next 4 seasons. The other side of the story is the Chelsea takeover with Russian oil tycoon Roman Abramovich. There was much speculation about where the Russian's money came from. But from research into his background the F.A could not find anything wrong with Mr Abramovich's family owned Oil Company which he sold part of to Mikael Khodorkovsky Company. He sold most of Sibneft to Mikael Khodorkovsky's Yukos Corporation for �1.6 billion cash and uses proceeds to buy Chelsea for �140 million. His fortune is now estimated to be worth �7.5million. It sounds all good for the Russian but it also a step in the right direction. It was a big step when Chelsea started buying player's they spent an enormous �75million on players buying a total of 12 players. This was crazy but it worked and this season Chelsea only lost one game and in the end won the premiership. Whoever said money cant buy you the premiership title was wrong. ...read more.


I think that we just should not be involved in that if the clubs have been happy and alright with paying it before we all got involved then why should they stop just because we found out. We all know that player's weren't payed that much back in those days but then money wasn't part of it players played football because they want to play. Nothing has changed since then and I think the players still play because of there love for the beautiful game. Im sure they would still play if they werent payed a lot. Perhaps they wouldn't play aswell but im sure they would still play because they like the game.Or Perhaps some of them would play for just being a part of the game they have probably played alll there life. When they were children going on teenager's just like some people out there now, im sure they would never of dreamed of becoming a world class and famous footballer's. So getting payed for playing a game they have loved for ever is just a bonus really. So there you have it football is just football and would never of got this bad if the public press and newspapers just left the club alone. http://football.guardian.co.uk/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/ http://www.chelseafc.com/ http://www.manutd.com/ ...read more.

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