More acting up from Chelsea?
There has been some whispers of overseas companies being interested in investing in Charlton. Some think a Korean or Chinese involvement might be in the tea-leaves, others thought big American concern Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) might be interested as they have The Dome parked around the corner.
As their website boasts AEG
own "more sports teams and events than any other company in the world."
Well they can now add a "link-up"
with Chelsea to that list. Last season AEG backed a pre-season tour here in the US involving Chelsea alongside AEG owned Chicago Fire
, DC United
and 2005 MLS champions LA Galaxy
The rather smug Peter Kenyon said "It will help Chelsea work towards its aim of becoming the most popular European club in the US, one of our key target markets."
Hmm, I personally think they are a long way behind Man Utd, Liverpool, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich in the popularity stakes from my experience of walking around American cities and spotting footie tops but maybe a new planned reality television show will give them more credence in the States.
The winner will be rewarded with a professional contract at Chelsea and some tips on cheating no doubt. Incidentially Philip Anschutz is the owner of the Kodak Theater, the home of the Oscars, so Chelsea's play-actors will be in good company!
There is also talk that Robert Kraft, owner of Ilinois based Philadelphia Cream makers Kraft Foods
(love-ly) and the NFL's New England Patriots
, maybe one of the interested parties behind potential new investment in Liverpool