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Baggies Up For Sale

Chairman Jeremy Peace has effectively put West Bromwich Albion up for sale. He said in a statement that he will listen to any 'substantive and sensible proposals which are in the best long-term interests of the club', including those for his 51 per cent of the club's shares. The reasoning behind his decision is simple: the club needs more money to compete effectively in the Premiership.

Everton's New Stadium

Tesco boss and Everton fan Sir Terry Leahy is helping the Toffees to fund a new 50,000-seater stadium. Together with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright he has won the approval of Knowsley councillors for their joint £400m development in Kirby, five miles outside Liverpool. Tesco's largesse amounts to more than £120m towards the £200m cost of the new stadium, but it has signed away any rights to own the stadium or the club itself. Tesco gets a 55,000 square metre store out of the deal.

Terras In Trouble

Supporters of Blue Square Conference side Weymouth are anxious about the club's future after rumours that ownership of the land the Wessex Stadium sits on is to be transferred to Wessex Park Limited. Wessex Park Limited was set up by football club owner Malcolm Curtis in January 2007 when former chairman Martyn Harrison announced major cutbacks. Chief sponsor Dave Higson, from Park Engineering, warned the move could be the beginning of the end for the club.

Chesterfield Stadium Plan Hits Snags

Relocation plans for Chesterfield could fall through unless Blues' bosses can secure multi-million pound investment into the new ground. The 10,000 seater £12m stadium is part of developer Wilson Bowden's proposed regeneration scheme to include a Tesco store and mixed-use commercial use at the former Demaglass works. But debt-troubled Blues have still not struck a deal with an investor and the overall scheme depends on the stadium going ahead.

Palace Try To Sell Their Ground

South London club Crystal Palace are trying to sell their Selhurst Park stadium for £12.5m as a development opportunity. It is claimed that the site offers considerable opportunity for a major mixed-use redevelopment. Palace owner Simon Jordan claimed to have bought the ground in 2006 for £12m. However, it was done through a complex series of companies which obscured the identity of the final owner. Last year he was reported to be looking for £15m to refinance the property. A potential investor would have to find an alternative home for the club before knocking down the stadium building.

Team Football Kit Suppliers World Cup 2006

List of  official Football Kit Suppliers to the thirty-two participating countries in the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.

Puma kitted out the most teams (12), followed by Nike with 8 teams and Adidas 6 teams.

Umbro and Lotto were kit suppliers for two teams each, whilst Joma and Marathon supplied one team each.

Silvers Stars FC Go Platinum

South African investment company Royal Bafokeng Sports Holdings has acquired a 51 per cent stake in South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) team Silver Stars FC - first item on the agenda was to change the team's name to the Platinum Stars. Second item on the agenda was, according to George Khunou, managing director of RBSH, to go into the transfer market and purchase 'quality players to sweep the boards in the Premiership next season'.

Chinese support for the England football team

Video reporting on a new study of the strength of interest in international football across China by Warwick Business School.

It shows that not only is the England team shirt the most popular football shirt across China, England is also by far Chinese football fans' most favoured international team - beating Brazil, Argentina and Germany.

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Most Expensive Player Transfers in English Football - up to August 2006

Andriy Shevchenko's move from AC Milan to Chelsea, at an estimated £30 million, headed the list of the top ten most expensive player transfers in English football - up to August 2006. Next came Rio Ferdinand's transfer from Leeds to Manchester United (£29.1m), and third was Juan Sebastian Veron (28.1m Lazio to Man U).

Of the top ten transfers all were to Chelsea or Manchester United.

Premier League TV Facility Fee by Club - Season 2004-05

Values of the Premier League Television Facility Fee by football club for season 2004/05. The facility fee is one part of the overall television revenues distributed to Premier League clubs. It is based on the number of TV appearances each club makes during the domestic football season.