CITY VIEWS: IS FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL CLUBS A GOOD THING?

CHRIS PRIER | CELLENSIS

“It is a necessary evil, otherwise football as we know it wouldn’t exist. Foreign owners are keeping our clubs competitive. There could be a case for regulation, as long as it benefits the game here.”

MARK BAILIE | LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL

“Foreign owners do a lot for the game, but it should be kept more English than it currently is. There should be a quota for how much of a club a foreign investor can own.”

NICK MARSHALL | MICROGEN

“Foreign owners don’t make it fair for smaller clubs and football in general. What we need to do is go back to basics – the focus needs to be back on football, not business.”