Football fans love a good moan about their clubs owners, don’t they?
Just mention the name ‘Mike Ashley’ in amongst a group of Newcastle supporters and you’ll be in for a volley of foul-mouthed chirps against the Sports Direct mogul.
The Glazer family have always been a controversial lot on the red half of Manchester and it’s probably wise to avoid the topic of Stan Kroenke when in the presence of the Arsenal faithful.
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Take the Fenway Sports Group at Liverpool, Fosun International at Wolves and the Srivaddhanaprabha family at Leicester City.
All three have overseen remarkable turnarounds at their respective clubs, turning them into English and European powerhouses.
Then you simply have to marvel at the meteoric rise of Manchester City as a club, thanks entirely to the billions poured in by Sheikh Mansour, a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi.
The mega-rich Emirati launched City from a Premier League laughing stock to an unstoppable juggernaut in the space of just over a decade.
The good and the bad is plain for all to see, but how would the above-mentioned owners fare if pitted against each other in a Premier League-esque table.
Fortunately, thanks to a report in the Liverpool Echo, we know exactly how.
Firstly, here is how the Elo system works:
“It uses the results of every match to create a dynamic rating score for each team, adding different amounts of points when they win and taking them away when they lose depending on the strength of the opposition.”
So based on that system, here is how the table shapes up:
1. Sheffield United // 412
2. Bournemouth // 342
3. Manchester City // 337
4. Brighton // 329
5. Liverpool // 292
6. Crystal Palace // 286
7. Wolves // 261
8. Norwich City // 233
9. Leicester City // 194
10. Tottenham Hotspur // 178
11. Burnley // 173
12. Watford // 155
13. West Ham // 48
14. Aston Villa // 33
15. Chelsea // 12
16. Everton // -17
17. Newcastle United // -17
18. Arsenal // -40
19. Manchester United // -55
20. Southampton // -92