Town will boast two very wealthy backers

WHEN the Marcus Evans deal goes through, Ipswich Town will boast two fabulously wealthy backers.While Evans is usually described as being a billionaire, associate director Michael Spencer isn't far behind.

WHEN the Marcus Evans deal goes through, Ipswich Town will boast two fabulously wealthy backers.

While Evans is usually described as being a billionaire, associate director Michael Spencer isn't far behind. In the latest Football Rich List, Spencer is ranked at number 11, with a personal fortune amounting to a cool £850.

Spencer, who lives near Woodbridge, is the founder of city broker ICAP, and, while not a massive football fan, is a personal friend of Town chairman David Sheepshanks. He's not frightened to splash the cash, either: he recently spent £1 million to get Robbie Williams to sing at his wife's birthday party.

Town director Holly Bellingham also makes the rich list, which features in the December edition of FourFourTwo magazine. Bellingham just squeezes into the elite, in 98th place with an estimated wealth of £13 million. She made her money in the City.

Down the A12 at Colchester United, owner Robbie Cowling is reckoned to be worth £105 million, having made his money with an internet-based recruitment consultancy.

At Carrow Road, director Andrew Turner is apparently worth £275 million, and makes the top 30 of the rich list. Meanwhile, Delia Smith, the majority shareholder at Norwich City, is worth £15 million.

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