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Postby john@staustell » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:17 am

Nigels Tackle wrote:peter reid never came acroess as that knowledgeable about esports and the chinese market when he was with us.


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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby john@staustell » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:51 am

Slightly more interesting than the usual tampons in Taiwan - a bit of high finance for CFG:

http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2019 ... ment-fund/

January 29 – Sapphire Ventures has raised $115 million for a new sport venture capital fund and has Manchester City owners, City Football Group (CFG) as one of its cornerstone backers.

Sapphire Ventures was formerly the corporate venture capital arm of SAP, focussed on investing in technology ventures. The sports fund will be similarly focussed on digital sports investments.

The fund expects to make between five and six investments per year, of between $3

7 million. Current investments include at-home fitness system Tonal, live soccer streaming platform mycujoo, digital sports network Overtime, ticketing and events platform Fevo and gaming studio Phoenix Labs.

CFG’s participation in the fund is, according to a press release, “as a lead partner in the fund, which comprises owners and investors from across major US sports leagues; NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS as well as from related industries.”

Other fund investors include Adidas, the owners of the Indiana Pacers, New York Jets, San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning.

CFG which to date has focussed its core investment model on building a group football club franchises the include Melbourne City in Australia’s A-League and MLS franchise New York City Football Club, said the new investment “approach complements its original global, multi-club model, as Sapphire Sport sits alongside other football-related businesses and investments, including recreational facilities (a joint venture with GOALS Soccer Centres in North America), media ventures (Dugout), eSports, football schools and recreational coaching and eleven commercial offices across eight countries.”

Ferran Soriano (pictured), CEO of City Football Group, said: “Challenging the conventional approach is at the heart of our ethos at City Football Group…Our goal is creating winning teams, playing beautiful football, and most importantly, engaging and entertaining our fans all over the world. Through City Football Group’s partnership with Sapphire Sport and its portfolio of investments, we will continue to champion innovation across our business, experiment with emerging technology and work closely with some of the most forward-thinking brands in the world of sport.”
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby john@staustell » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:32 am

So after years and years of rumours, we have bought (part of) a Chinese club. I have long given up on trying to understand what these wierd and wonderful clubs do for us:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47302703

Manchester City's owners have bought a stake in Chinese third-tier club Sichuan Jiuniu FC - their seventh football club.

City Football Group purchased the club alongside artificial intelligence and humanoid robotic company UBTECH and China Sports Capital.

They are already majority owners of New York FC and Melbourne City FC.

Other investments include Yokohama F Marinos in Japan, Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay and La Liga side Girona FC.

Based in the Sichuan Province in South West China, China League Two side Jiuniu play at the 27,000-seater Chengdu Longquanyi Football Stadium.

"We believe strongly in the future of football in China," said City Football Group chief executive Ferran Soriano.

"We are making a long-term, sustainable commitment to grow and develop Sichuan Jiuniu FC and to nurture Chinese footballing talent."
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby johnny crossan » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:29 am

Huawei our next gigantic sponsor?
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby Nigels Tackle » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:43 am

johnny crossan wrote:Huawei our next gigantic sponsor?


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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby carl_feedthegoat » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:03 pm

We are worth 2.5 billion and have a debt of FUCKALL.

Eat it Haters...fuckign eat it up !!!
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby dazby » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:43 pm

John, I think it has a three fold effect.

1. It brings awareness to the City brand in a different way.
2. It improves the scouting network.
3. It makes money!! See Aaron Mooy.
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby Dipstick » Wed May 01, 2019 10:45 am

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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby nottsblue » Wed May 01, 2019 11:12 am


Interesting article. But like all of these things, some figures are flawed. No way are Burnley worth more than Everton for example. The wages % of turnover is revealing though. And as our income increases, so this will drop further.

But taken as a whole, it does show how healthy we are as a club and that it won't be long before we overtake the rags in terms of revenue. They are already miles behind on the field and we are on their coat tails off it
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby john@staustell » Wed May 29, 2019 11:04 am

We now have JNC as our Baijiu partner, so there Mr Tebas!:

https://www.mancity.com/news/club-news/ ... artnership

Manchester City today announced a global multi-year partnership with JNC to become the Club’s Official Baijiu Partner.

JNC, a leading liquor manufacturer in China, will have the opportunity to engage with City fans with exciting consumer and marketing campaigns, match-day branding, as well as industry events.

JNC, an enterprise with more than 1,500 years of history, dates back to the reign of Emperor Dezong during the Later Tang Dynasty as an imperial liquor and Baijiu continues to be a popular traditional Chinese liquor to this day.

Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice President of Partnership at City Football Group, said: “It is with great pleasure that we announce this new global partnership and welcome JNC into the City family. Through the partnership we’re delighted to be able to highlight and educate our global fan-base on such an intrinsic aspect of Chinese culture.”

“As our presence continues to thrive in China, fruitful collaborations like this one with JNC will offer millions of our Chinese fans the chance to experience the club in new and innovative ways.”

Xia Bo, JNC Brand Director, said: ”JNC’s global strategic partnership with Manchester City will further strengthen the connections between the club and fans, which allows the Chinese football fans to experience the club’s passion and beautiful football, while the overseas fans will get to know JNC and Chinese baijiu culture through Manchester City.

“JNC join hands with Manchester City to enhance the brand image and social influence for both parties, and hope to offer excellent experiences for global football fans.”

Manchester City has expanded its presence in China over recent years and in February 2019, City Football Group announced the acquisition of Sichuan Jiuniu in China League 2, together with CFG shareholders CMC, through China Sports Capital.

Manchester City players will also be visiting China as they take part in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai and Nanjing in July.
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby Hutch's Shoulder » Wed May 29, 2019 4:27 pm

john@staustell wrote:We now have JNC as our Baijiu partner, so there Mr Tebas!:

https://www.mancity.com/news/club-news/ ... artnership

Manchester City today announced a global multi-year partnership with JNC to become the Club’s Official Baijiu Partner.

JNC, a leading liquor manufacturer in China, will have the opportunity to engage with City fans with exciting consumer and marketing campaigns, match-day branding, as well as industry events.

JNC, an enterprise with more than 1,500 years of history, dates back to the reign of Emperor Dezong during the Later Tang Dynasty as an imperial liquor and Baijiu continues to be a popular traditional Chinese liquor to this day.

Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice President of Partnership at City Football Group, said: “It is with great pleasure that we announce this new global partnership and welcome JNC into the City family. Through the partnership we’re delighted to be able to highlight and educate our global fan-base on such an intrinsic aspect of Chinese culture.”

“As our presence continues to thrive in China, fruitful collaborations like this one with JNC will offer millions of our Chinese fans the chance to experience the club in new and innovative ways.”

Xia Bo, JNC Brand Director, said: ”JNC’s global strategic partnership with Manchester City will further strengthen the connections between the club and fans, which allows the Chinese football fans to experience the club’s passion and beautiful football, while the overseas fans will get to know JNC and Chinese baijiu culture through Manchester City.

“JNC join hands with Manchester City to enhance the brand image and social influence for both parties, and hope to offer excellent experiences for global football fans.”

Manchester City has expanded its presence in China over recent years and in February 2019, City Football Group announced the acquisition of Sichuan Jiuniu in China League 2, together with CFG shareholders CMC, through China Sports Capital.

Manchester City players will also be visiting China as they take part in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai and Nanjing in July.


Excellent news. I've long thought that a Baijiu Partner was a significant gap in our commercial portfolio.
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby john@staustell » Wed May 29, 2019 5:03 pm

It seems liquor is an intrinsic part of Chinese culture. No wonder we get on so well.

City64 will be off there next holiday. If back from Reus yet!
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby bigblue » Wed May 29, 2019 7:03 pm

Hutch's Shoulder wrote:Excellent news. I've long thought that a Baijiu Partner was a significant gap in our commercial portfolio.


If you like drinking petrol you'll love baijiu
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby Cipher_F15 » Wed May 29, 2019 7:26 pm

Speaking of Chinese investments, how has the fluctuating course of the pound affected British clubs? I remember, back in the days of the first Brexit shock, reading this article entitled London’s post-Brexit property market: a boon for foreign investors. It was about the real estate market, but the point's the same for everything: the lower pound made it easier for external investors to enter the British market, and many companies and properties were bought by Middle Eastern and Chinese investors according to what I've read.
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby john@staustell » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:03 am

Muangthong in Thailand? Sponsored things? That name will have to change

https://www.sportbusiness.com/news/city ... ng-united/

Thai media are reporting a takeover bid of Muangthong by City Football Group, owners of Premier League champions Manchester City.

According to reports in the Bangkok Post, Muangthong officials are evasive about a takeover, with team director Ronnarit Suewaja saying: “t is normal for a world-class club like Manchester City with an international presence to expand into the Thai market.”

“Whether it will be Muang Thong United or some other team, you will have to wait to find out.”

Apart from Manchester City, other clubs in City Football Group’s portfolio include New York City in the USA, Melbourne City in Australia, Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay, Girona in Spain and Sichuan Jiuniu in China.

They are also part-owners of J.League side Yokohama F.Marinos, where Thailand international Theerathon Bunmathan is currently on loan from Muangthong.
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby Foreverinbluedreams » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:21 am

Where are you John? Some Japanese TV company is giving us some more oil money.
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby john@staustell » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:31 am

Foreverinbluedreams wrote:Where are you John? Some Japanese TV company is giving us some more oil money.


https://www.mancity.com/news/club-news/ ... artnership

They are apparently an 'International Disruptor'
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Re: The Worldwide Commercial Enterprise Continues

Postby john@staustell » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:39 pm

More oli money:

Techno techno techno techno

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