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Gates To Buy Soccer Club?

Here at RCPU, we realize that most of our readers probably don't share your editor's passion for European "football," but trust us, this could end up being a huge amount of fun. Apparently, Bill Gates -- whose net worth seems to be dramatically underestimated in the linked article (surely we're talking billions and not millions) -- is thinking about buying Newcastle Football Club in England.

Long story short, Newcastle has a passionate fan base with Yankees-like expectations...but the club has more of a Cubs-like record historically. Current owner and Londoner -- that's kind of like a Yankees fan owning the Red Sox -- Mike Ashley is putting the club up for sale after just 16 months of ownership in part because he and his family can't safely attend games. The fans are quite literally revolting after the departure of popular manager Kevin Keegan, for which the fans blame Ashley.

And Gates thought the Macworld crowd back in '97 was tough...

Posted by Lee Pender on September 16, 2008


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