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The High Stakes Game of Premiership Nirvana

There are 72 clubs outside of the English Premiership, and every one of them would love to play in England’s top league. But at what price?

For a fascinating glimpse at the precarious situation that many clubs face in their push for financial and football success, read this interesting account regarding Sam Hammam and the side that’s currently in first place in the Championship: Cardiff City (see article at Guardian Unlimited: Sport blog: Hedge funds to feast on Hammam’s broken dream).

Is Peter Risdale on a destiny for success with Cardiff or will they become another Leeds United, which barely avoided going out of business due to massive debts?


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