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  1. sensiblegreeny

    sensiblegreeny Well-Known Member
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    And Man City are where they are because.........................(fill in your own answer). And pretty much most of the top clubs in the food chain are where they are because.................(fill in your own answer again).

    I might be going a bit out on a limb here and therefore hope no hit man will appear because I've spilled the beans with a theory. My guess is that virtually all very very rich people have done something in their past to earn at least some of their money. Fiddled a book or two, paid their workers peanuts instead of wages, done it off the back of slave labour in poor countries, inherited money their forefathers have stolen in history. You name it most have probably fallen into one of those categories. You seldom get to be very very rich by being nice. Mr A is just one of them.

    I'm not a person who thinks people shouldn't be rich as such but I do think there should be a limit to how rich. I always remember the "Stars" of the time making a record with the hope that the great unwashed would pour out their hard earned and help "feed the World". Stood on that stage was just one bloke who could have donated the whole of the amount himself that was collected at the time from his small change pocket. Mr Beatle aka Paul McCartney. The rest of them could have multiplied the amount by ten from a small proportion of their accrued fame money. But mostly they just sang a few notes and wanted me and you to do it instead. Sadly had they donated said cash at that time they would have mostly had it all back with interest since then whereas my accrued wealth has not increased that much and is never likely to.
     
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    That's bleddy spooky. I tried to amend my first post because I hadn't finished typing it when it suddenly posted and I end up with half a post to start with and then the full post repeated with the amendments........................I know I've had a glass of plonk but I'm not pee'd just yet.
     
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    I know this isn't the right place to post this but it follows on from what sensible has said above.

    The collapse of the soviet union made those who were in the right place at the right time multi-billionaires and unaccountable wealth.....what a shame Mr Chelsea couldn't be at Wembley because his paperwork hasn't been updated in time.

    Todays Telegraph says......
    "It seems that Roman Abramovich must explain his fortune to get a new visa....he must show how he acquired his fortune before he receives a new visa allowing him back into the UK, it has emerged.
    The Oligarch, who owns Chelsea FC has been forced to apply for a new investment visa after letting his previous one expire.
    New rules require him to pass a tougher visa test that includes proving that his funds were obtained lawfully".

    Oh dear he'll have to get on the blower to his mate Putin to sort that one out,

    End result.......Salisbury...1-0...Chelsea.
     
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  4. notDistantGreen

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    But assumes that if they are, they must be crooks!

    Leaving that aside, I believe that both Man U and Liverpool are owned by what I'd call proper corporate interests with all the corporate governance that entails.

    Spurs and Arsenal seem to have a more patriarchal ownership but seem to to operate on a sound basis.

    Man City... yep as you say dodgy money has got them where they are.

    Sent from my mobile phone - E&OE
     
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