Does it matter who owns a football club?
Liverpool FC is up for sale, and among rival bidders are thought to be two large foreign investors, from Syria and China. Does it matter who owns a football club?
The current owners of Liverpool FC, the Americans George Gillett and Tom Hicks, put the club on the market in April.
Foreign investors in English clubs have caused controversy in the past. Several clubs have suffered financial hardship after promises of riches from new takeovers failed to materialise.
And Portsmouth are free to begin the new Championship season after a challenge to their Company Voluntary Agreement by HM Revenue & Customs failed. They had four owners last season.
Does it matter who owns a football club? Are the rules over new ownership strict enough? Should fans have more of a say over the running of football clubs?
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