Sports tycoon Kroenke to team up with tycoon Anschutz?

Oh, my prophetic soul !

Am I psychic or what?

Does Ivan Gazidis know Phil ? Yes, of course

Do they get on well? I don’t know. My guess is that they do.

This from the Los Angeles Times by Grahame L. Jones

Kroenke gets it right

While his old Denver friend Phil Anschutz continues his merry way in Major League Soccer, Stan Kroenke is moving up in the world.

On Friday, Kroenke, who owns the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Rapids of MLS, increased his stake in Arsenal of the English Premier League to 28.3%, making him the team’s biggest shareholder.

Arsenal, better known worldwide than the Nuggets, Avalanche and Rapids combined, will play Manchester United on Tuesday in a must-win European Champions League semifinal in London.

Before long, Kroenke will go head-to-head for control of the club with Arsenal’s other big investor, Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.

When that comes about, Kroenke might well turn to Anschutz and suggest a partnership.

It would be a smart move, and Anschutz would be smart to consider it.