The Daily Mirror have today produced an interesting list of all of the Premier League owners – ordered in terms of their financial strength. There were certainly a few surprises in there and it’s interesting to see which owners are shelling out the largest percentages of their wealth to try and improve the team.
It was also amazing to see the sheer difference in spending power between those low down the list and those at the top – as it gives us a real sense of who is overachieving and who is underachieving on their respective budgets.
We’ve listed all twenty teams for you below, along with a couple of thoughts about each one. Disagree with something that we’ve said? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below.
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20) Norwich – Delia Smith/Michael Wynn Jones – £23million
No real surprise to find the Canaries the bottom of the pile and it makes sense that they’ve been something of a yo-yo club for the last few years. Another season of battling relegation in the top flight surely awaits them here.
19) Swansea – The Morgan family – £32million
Brendan Rodgers’ former club have done a truly brilliant job over the last decade – earning promotion after promotion by playing a very pleasant style of football, before becoming an established Premier League outfit. Regularly promote from within and a habit of finding some superb bargain buys. A very well run club indeed.
18) Everton – Bill Kenwright – £33million
It’s hard not to tip our hats to our Merseyside rivals, who for many years were always in and around the top five or six, despite having next to nothing to spend in the transfer window. Roberto Martinez has found the going slightly tougher over the last couple of years and it could be another difficult season for the Blues. Shame.
17) Crystal Palace – Steve Parish – £45million
Regardless of what they’ve got to spend, Liverpool have had enough problems making the trip to Selhurst Park over the last couple of seasons, and they don’t look likely to be going anywhere any time soon. Alan Pardew appears to have taken them to another level again, while the signing of Yohann Cabaye has raised some eyebrows.
16) West Brom – Jeremy Peace – £50million
Once the yo-yo club of their day, Albion now appear to be fairly content in their role as a mid-table Premier League club. With Tony Pulis in charge, that’s unlikely to change. They’ve spent big this summer, breaking their transfer record for the second year in a row, and the owners really seem to want to get them to that next bracket of sides.
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