England's clubs still in a Premier position

Football may still be a game of the common man, but at the top levels it's dominated by billionaires from all over the world, writes Philip Connolly.

10th August, 2013
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'Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." So said Liverpool legend Bill Shankly at a time when football was a much simpler game. Now a football club's importance is measured as much in financial terms as any on field success.

English top-flight football is now big business. Last season, the combined revenue...

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