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    EPL Club Manchester City To Buy IPL Team

    Hi Guys,

    Was just googling and found this. IPL is really catching up and one day be even bigger than teh EPL who know. Some news that I thought i needed to share with you guys as a football and crticket fan.. What do you guys think?
    Footkey | Football News | EPL Club Manchester City To Buy IPL Team

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    Bigger than EPL? Never.

    But it could still be very big.
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    If it's Citeh (and the report isn't clear) I'd have to take issue with Modi's suggestion they're one of the three best known English teams. Man U, Liverpool & Arsenal, surely?
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    If it's City, surely it's the owners and not the club itself that's going to buy a stake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    If it's Citeh (and the report isn't clear) I'd have to take issue with Modi's suggestion they're one of the three best known English teams. Man U, Liverpool & Arsenal, surely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    If it's Citeh (and the report isn't clear) I'd have to take issue with Modi's suggestion they're one of the three best known English teams. Man U, Liverpool & Arsenal, surely?
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    Nothing in th article could even remotely imply interest from City

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Nothing in th article could even remotely imply interest from City
    Man City have mega rich owners from the UAE - they're the best fit in terms of who'd want to buy into the IPL.

    Chelsea are owned by a Russian, Liverpool and Manchester United by Americans - I can't see them buying into a domestic cricket league in India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Man City have mega rich owners from the UAE - they're the best fit in terms of who'd want to buy into the IPL.

    Chelsea are owned by a Russian, Liverpool and Manchester United by Americans - I can't see them buying into a domestic cricket league in India.
    "(They are) probably one of the most famous football clubs - probably top three ...."

    Does that sound like MC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    "(They are) probably one of the most famous football clubs - probably top three ...."

    Does that sound like MC?
    Sounds like a bloke who don't know his football to me.

    TBF to Modi tho, whatever else he is he's a shrewd guy, so it's possible he's just using the EPL for a bit of reflected glamour & the interest is entirely imaginary. If it gets anyone who otherwise wouldn't give a rats about the IPL interested it's probably done its job too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    "(They are) probably one of the most famous football clubs - probably top three ...."

    Does that sound like MC?
    Of course Modi is going to bum up whoever it is that's going to be interested.

    Manchester City are a historically big club though in terms of the size of their support.

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    What I find most fascinating is that the most expensive club, belonging to the biggest city in India, initially cost $112m.

    In two years, a new club in a comparatively minor city (to Mumbai) will start at $250m. That's an amazing appreciation of value in two years. I would say the Mumbai franchise is worth at least $350m by now, which is no small change, especially in India.

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    Now you may say they are overvalued, but unlike sports franchises in many part of the world, many made a profit in their first year, and all of them made a profit in the seocnd year, despite the substantial costs involved in terms of repaying the cost of the team to BCCI.

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    Which is why my $150,000,000 is going into the IPL .
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    What I find most fascinating is that the most expensive club, belonging to the biggest city in India, initially cost $112m.

    In two years, a new club in a comparatively minor city (to Mumbai) will start at $250m. That's an amazing appreciation of value in two years. I would say the Mumbai franchise is worth at least $350m by now, which is no small change, especially in India.
    Yeah, it's all about the risk, those initial purchases were for a league that could have potentially failed.
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