Championship Takeovers

Dejphon Chansiri holding owl statue


Written for The Offside Rule (We Get It!)

Last week Sheffield Wednesday became the latest Championship club to be taken over by wealthy overseas buyers. Do these fairy tale purchases actually give clubs a happy ending or do they just make for a Grimm reading.

Once upon a time there was a football club from the fair land of Yorkshire, who had slept since the turn of the millennium. Though Sheffield Wednesday made many attempts to free themselves from their slumber, alas their true prince never revealed themselves.

Then one day they were rescued by wealthy Thai tuna mongers, who woke them and they lived happily ever after in the Premier League?

Well…as long as the Football League ratify the dream and The Owls new owners are deemed ‘fit and proper’.

There have been a number of Championship takeovers in the past few years with varying degrees of success. Let’s take a look at the last three takeovers and see what their prospects are of a happy ending.

Read the full article here.


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