Some really interesting bits in this interview with new Wigan chairman @Talalalhammad32, from @EPLworld - very kindly translated for me by @aabuedrees #wafc
A little background on Phoenix 21 - “Our objective is...not financial only but social as well”
When asked whether this is a risky investment or not: “I see it as a new challenge...Rome wasn’t built in a day” #wafc
Next up, why Wigan? “The club has all the infrastructure required to get back to the top leagues” #wafc
Interesting about the reputation Gulf investment in football has in England: “Money alone doesn’t create success” #wafc
Next five year strategy and whether there is another club used as a benchmark - interesting as our previous owners specifically mentioned Brentford as their model #wafc
Interesting plans for the academy: sounds like new branches will be opened outside of the UK, and quite possibly in the Gulf itself #wafc
No plans to expand the DW Stadium or (thank god!) rebrand the club or change the badge or colours #wafc
Last one here - sounds like there will be plenty of scope for marketing the club in Bahrain and crossover with other sporting events happening in the country 🇧🇭 #wafc
All sounds rather positive - thanks to @EPLworld @MajidAlQattan for doing the interview and @aabuedrees for translating it for me 🙏 #wafc

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31 Aug 19
We get every Premier League player to sit down on camera and say how they want their name pronounced - and there’s LOADS I did wrong. So here’s a thread so you don’t make the same mistakes I did!
First of all - Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki. His first name is actually pronounced ‘TAY-mu’ #ncfc
How about Chelsea’s #USMNT star Christian Pulisic? His surname is ‘puh-LISS-ick’, no Eastern European style ‘itch’ on the end #CFC
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