What is the Optimal Method to Value a Football Club?

  title={What is the Optimal Method to Value a Football Club?},
  author={Thom Markham},
  journal={Capital Markets: Asset Pricing \& Valuation eJournal},
  • T. Markham
  • Published 22 March 2013
  • Economics
  • Capital Markets: Asset Pricing & Valuation eJournal
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