There’s Summit We need To Talk About

The Premier League already has a “fit and proper person” requirement for any new club owner, but recent high-profile court cases where a couple of dodgy chairmen have been jailed shows that this test doesn’t always work. And with the ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra – one British MP in parliamentary session called him “unsavoury” – making a bid to take over Manchester City it’s felt that English football could be in danger of becoming a “billionaire’s playground”.