General Electric Eyeing English Premier League

If you haven’t noticed already, more major U.S. investors are getting giddy over the English Premier League. Dazzled by the opportunity to make enormous fortunes by increasing revenues for a global brand, GE is the latest to have caught the bug. Yes, General Electric.

According to, GE hopes to make one or two major takeovers in England or on the Continent. However, the Premiership (or a Championship side) is the safer bet. If we had to make an educated guess, here are the clubs that are most likely to entice GE (in order of most to least likely):

  1. Newcastle United
  2. Everton
  3. Reading
  4. Bolton Wanderers
  5. Blackburn Rovers
  6. Tottenham Hotspur
  7. Derby County or West Bromwich Albion (depending which club goes up, presuming that West Brom can beat Wolves)
Could GE soon join Malcolm Glazer, Randy Lerner and then George Gillett Jr. and Tom Hicks? I’d be more surprised if something doesn’t happen.

If you were GE, which club would you acquire?


  1. Anonymous May 16, 2007
  2. The Gaffer May 16, 2007
  3. Anonymous May 16, 2007
  4. patrick May 16, 2007

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