Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saudi-Israeli honeymoon

"The club’s owner, Ali al-Faraj, is a Saudi. (Portsmouth supporters lament that they are owned by a Saudi sheikh who is not as flush as his status would suggest.) Two of the team’s best players - Nadir Belhadj and Hassan Yebda - are Algerians. The team manager, Avram Grant, is an Israeli. And so is the man in the even more critical role of financial adviser - Daniel Azougy - who has been barred from practicing law in Israel itself, after a conviction for fraud." (thanks Mohamed)