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

  • From: david ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 08:40:14 -0800

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

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.


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!


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

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