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    Royal Emirates Group Purchases Un-Named La Liga Team

    La Liga side set for Team Dubai rebrand
    April 19, 2011
    By ESPNsoccernet staff
    from: ESPN Soccernet

    Royal Emirates Group, the investment arm of the Dubai royal family, has bought an as yet unnamed La Liga club and is set to rebrand the team and invest heavily.

    Early reports indicated that the club in question was Real Zaragoza and suggested that the cash-strapped outfit would be renamed 'Team Dubai'.

    But a spokesperson for Royal Emirates Group, owned by Sheikh Butti Bin Suhail Al Maktoum, confirmed to ESPNsoccernet that Zaragoza are not the club in question and that the club that has been bought will not be completely renamed.

    The spokesperson said: "It is a Spanish La Liga Division side. The team will not be renamed but it will be titled as '[club's name] Team Dubai' in order to deliver the message that Dubai care."

    The team's identity will be revealed at a press conference on Thursday but ESPNsoccernet understands that the club in question are a mid-table, debt-free Primera Division side who have enjoyed some domestic success in recent seasons and have participated in European compeition.

    The club's chairman and several high-profile players are due to arrive in Dubai on Wednesday.
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    ANY MONEY on it being Sevilla. (who have had domestic success in previous years)
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrvDizzle View Post
    La Liga side set for Team Dubai rebrand
    April 19, 2011
    By ESPNsoccernet staff
    from: ESPN Soccernet

    Royal Emirates Group, the investment arm of the Dubai royal family, has bought an as yet unnamed La Liga club and is set to rebrand the team and invest heavily.

    Early reports indicated that the club in question was Real Zaragoza and suggested that the cash-strapped outfit would be renamed 'Team Dubai'.

    But a spokesperson for Royal Emirates Group, owned by Sheikh Butti Bin Suhail Al Maktoum, confirmed to ESPNsoccernet that Zaragoza are not the club in question and that the club that has been bought will not be completely renamed.

    The spokesperson said: "It is a Spanish La Liga Division side. The team will not be renamed but it will be titled as '[club's name] Team Dubai' in order to deliver the message that Dubai care."

    The team's identity will be revealed at a press conference on Thursday but ESPNsoccernet understands that the club in question are a mid-table, debt-free Primera Division side who have enjoyed some domestic success in recent seasons and have participated in European compeition.
    The club's chairman and several high-profile players are due to arrive in Dubai on Wednesday.
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    It could be the parakeets.

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    perico que vuela, perico ala cazuela!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hawk View Post


    ANY MONEY on it being Sevilla. (who have had domestic success in previous years)
    My money as well on them , it would be a great purchase considering the huge following they have
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    another example of peoples football club being used as a advertising brand. i know money makes the world but would Sevilla fans be happy with "Sevilla Team Dubai"?
    in my opinion another classic case of a clubs history being overlooked (possibly tainted) just some mega rich people can play football owners

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    But is Sevilla defined as mid-table?
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    Perhaps Atletico?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barcetia View Post
    But is Sevilla defined as mid-table?
    They always were.. the exception was their Ramos days

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    Perhaps Atletico?
    Heavily in debt.. same as Valencia... Villarreal is just too small and their debts were rising (not to an alarming level though just 100 Mil )
    Seville makes perfect sense to me
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    debt-free Primera Division side
    Didn't even know such thing existed.

    Read from a different source that it's Real Zaragoza, which has huge debt.

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    And Zaragoza is definitely not mid table..

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    And they definitely did not enjoy domestic success over recent years either.

    All this is guesswork anyway. We'll see on Thursday. In any case, "Team Dubai"

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    If it helps make la liga a 3 way contest for the title rather than real-barca all the time, then it may turn out to be a good move. Depends on the club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hawk View Post
    If it helps make la liga a 3 way contest for the title rather than real-barca all the time, then it may turn out to be a good move. Depends on the club.
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