[lit-ideas] Re: The Road to Wigan, Peer


On Jan 13, 2006, at 5:29 AM, Andy Amago wrote:

Why don't we talk about the soccer team
Chelsea, specifically about Abramovich, the Russian oligarch who bought
them.


What would you like to say about him or his team? It's a remarkable tale, from selling plastic ducks to being one of the richest men in the world.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/profile/abramovich.shtml

But in football terms, all he seems to have done is apply George Steinbrenner's model--buy up the best players. It's got to the stange that he lends players to other teams, to keep things more (but not too!) even. I think the most interesting sight at the Chelsea site is not Chelsea's domination of the league, but Arsenal, number two last year, tied for number of wins with...Wigan!

http://www.chelseafc.com/index.asp

David Ritchie
affiliated, and so wearing his #14 Henry shirt in
Portland, Oregon


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