Sunday, 5 June 2016
Who Owns What In Premier League
Burnley, Middlesbrough, Tottenham, West Brom, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Stoke are the only teams who can boast that they are 'English' although Everton are shared between UK and Iranian owners so we could strictly say the number is seven and a half.
Of the remaining 13, Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool, Swansea and Sunderland have American owners, Chelsea and Bournemouth are owned by Russians, the owners of Manchester City call United Arab Emirates home while it is Dolmio Day everday at Italian owned Watford.
Reigning champions Leicester are due to play a pre-season tournament in the country of their owner which is Thailand while Hull belong to an Egyptian and Southampton were bought by a Swiss national.
The Premier League is truly multinational and many of the owners continue to make their wealth abroad but some make their money here so if you dislike any particular team, you can do your bit by not contributing to their teams coffers by avoiding their companies.
Alan Pardew say's a big thank you to anyone who uses Churchill Insurance as their owners bankroll him and his team while Stoke took the money punters lost at Bet365 and spent it on Ibrahim Afellay.
Readers of the Daily Sport and Sunday Sport and shoppers at Ann Summers should feel ashamed of themselves as their purchases paid the wages of Andy Carroll to sit on the physio's bench for most of the season.
Liverpool fans may want to check their video games for the name 'Ocean' because that particular software games company will shovel money to the new Everton manager to buy players.
Finally that innocent looking Delia Smith cookbook collecting dust on your bookshelf, yep, the proceeds went to Norwich City who handed £8m of it to Everton for Steven Naismith, the idiots.