Man City set to invest in Yokohama F.Marinos

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Man City set to invest in Yokohama F.Marinos

Postby Boothy » Wed May 21, 2014 3:24 am

Man City set to invest in Yokohama F.Marinos

City are taking a stake of less than 20 per cent in the Japanese club, which has long established ties with the Nissan car company who remain its main backer.

The Barclays Premier League club will provide support in areas like training methods, coaching and medical care to YF Marinos who have not won the J-League since 2004. In return City will get additional revenues and a chance to boost their brand in Japan.

The deal was described as the first significant foreign investment in a Japanese J-League team.

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Re: Man City set to invest in Yokohama F.Marinos

Postby SeoulFox » Thu May 22, 2014 2:39 pm

As a YFM fan I am unsure about this. I can see the obvious benefits but they better not make us change our name of colours.

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Re: Man City set to invest in Yokohama F.Marinos

Postby AfonsoPt » Tue May 27, 2014 5:49 am

This is a big news, european teams know where the new big market is, that's why city is investing in asia. Football teams are now more than just teams, they are companys and all big companys are investing in asian market, because they know where big money is!
Yokohama f marinos will improve their structure and city will enter in asian market.
Both sides can win !

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Re: Man City set to invest in Yokohama F.Marinos

Postby Holyjoe » Tue May 27, 2014 9:56 am

Is this a proper link up or more of a tokenistic one like Sheffield United and Rangers had with Chinese clubs? There was talk of a Celtic-Incheon link as well which didn't amount to much more than one of the Incheon coaching staff going to Parkhead for a year to "study coaching methods" or something like that.


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