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4m Ipswich bid shows Championship strength

Despite being in the shadows of the Premier League, the Championship has grown in recent seasons to become one of the richest leagues in European football.

Money earned by clubs while in the top-flight, parachute payments, the Football League's own TV and media deals and the fact that investors are now looking outside the Premier League all adds up to some serious money sloshing around.

Latest to confirm that are Ipswich Town. The Newcastle Evening Chronicle confirms that their offer for striker Shola Ameobi adds up to just under 4m.

Having gone through a lengthy period of financial hardship, Ipswich were taken over last season and are clearly intent on getting back into the top division.

Add them to the teams that have just come down, clubs such as Charlton and Sheffield United who remain in receipt of parachute payments and resurgent big-guns like Nottingham Forest (who have already paid 2.65m for Robert Earnshaw) and the Championship is shaping up to be tougher than ever next season.




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Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 9 2008

Time: 10:11PM

Your Comments

This could be an idea. The top 2 or three teams ow get promoted from the 2nd tier' like the championship is to the premership', go into a new european compition from teams all over the world. Like the the champions league is to the premership You never now could be a good idea or just a daft 1 Let me know
Jonni_G
This year is going to be really tough, what with two poor teams dropping out and two well equipt teams coming up. Going down there could be several options, but not as many. I expect it to be LESS even though this season.
Boxer
Newspaper talk lads with regards Ipswich Towns bid.......What a waste of money that would be......A lot better to be had out there...
quietman
There seems to be a lot of clubs spending a lot of cash this summer. Derby seem intent on buying anything that moves!
dazza71
 

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