Frugal Spending

How Manchester Utd stars will beat the Xmas credit crunch

Ronaldo and co to buy each other cheap tat

Cristiano Ronaldo spreading Christmas joy

“Secret Santa” systems are usually reserved for drab offices full of mutual loathing, but two years ago Jose Mourinho also “raised morale” at Chelsea with a secret present draw. This year, the [...]

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The root of all evil

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley loses one billion pounds

Magpie number one gets credit crunched

From today’s London Evening Standard, some chilling news for admirers of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s bank account.

“Mr Ashley is the fourth biggest loser from the crunch and has seen the value of his stake in Sports Direct, the retail giant he set up and floated on [...]

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Money Matter$

Why the credit crunch is good for Liverpool but bad for Manchester Utd

Global belt tightening brings mixed fortunes to the big four

Manchester Utd’s £14m-a-year- AIG shirt sponsorship looked to be on rocky ground earlier this week, and the future of the deal looked no more certain as the US Federal Reserve rescued the insurance behemoth with a £47bn refinancing package yesterday: rather understandably, they will no [...]

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