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 by Hacksaw
1 month ago
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I know some Arsenal fans and they don't like ESK much at all.
That Breakaway Brexit thing isn't going to help that one bit....

 by snackdaddy
1 month ago
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I have to wonder how much the Kroenke hate over there has to do with him being American? I can't imagine them being too keen on an American billionaire owning their team. Soccer isn't as big here. But its a way of life over there.

 by St. Loser Fan
1 month ago
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snackdaddy wrote:I have to wonder how much the Kroenke hate over there has to do with him being American? I can't imagine them being too keen on an American billionaire owning their team. Soccer isn't as big here. But its a way of life over there.


Maybe.


 by St. Loser Fan
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Elvis wrote:Again, don't follow the sport much at all but aren't a lot of the teams owned foreign billionaires?


Of the English Premiere League Big 6:
Arsenal: Kroenke (American)
Chelsea: Roman Abramovich (Russian/Israeli)
Liverpool: John Henry (American)
Manchester City: Multi national investment group. (Abu Dhabi primary)
Manchester United: Glazer Family (American)
Tottenham: Multi national investment group. (British primary)

The Glazer's also are not liked by Man United fans at all even before the Super League stuff. Joel Glazer "runs" the team but rarely leaves Tampa and has communication issues.

Some in Britain are pushing to copy the German and Swedish soccer leagues where 50.1% of a team must be owned publicly. This makes foreign investment must less attractive.

 by St. Loser Fan
1 month ago
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I’m chuckling the Arsenal protestors used the cartoon of devil Stan from the St. Louis Post Dispatch sports section the day after the move announcement for their banner.

Image

 by Hacksaw
1 month ago
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Heavy is the head that wears the crown.
None of this is an indicator that the move wasn't the right thing to do. It might indicate that he should stick with sports he understands.

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