TheSun columnist Holmes holds ‘Living The Dream’ book launch

ONE thought his club was a BBQ restaurant. Another had never seen a match. There are messiahs and men on the run, philanthropists and fraudsters, a gun-runner, fake sheikhs and others who don't exist. Some even like football.

The adventures of British football's foreign legion of owners are as diverse as their backgrounds. Even the successes are scarcely credible: an oligarch and a sheikh rescued their clubs from the abyss, turning them into grateful global enterprises.

In these fascinating tales, Bob Holmes takes us to oblivion and back - and lives to tell the tale.

Holmes will launch his book on foreign ownership of British clubs at Royal Selangor Club, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur on Sept 8 at 4.30pm.

There will be a panel discussion on "Money in Football – will the bubble burst?"

Members of the public are invited to the launch where Holmes will be signing copies of his book.