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New Man City? Fleetwood buy clubs in UAE and South Africa

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Fleetwood Town have bought two international clubs.

The club, 19th in League One, own Fleetwood United in Dubai and Western Cape Fleetwood in South Africa — both third division clubs. Owner Andy Pilley hopes to continue Fleetwood's rise and explore new revenue streams.

The move centres on trading players and utilising an international academy based at their Poolfoot training ground.

"We're a forward-thinking club," Pilley said. "It's one thing Man City having a network of clubs, but who would have thought little old Fleetwood would go down the same route?

"We're starting at humble levels. We want to climb those pyramids while developing players. It's a way of us achieving sustainability that is so topical right now with the fan-led review.

"This club should not be reliant on any one man's donations, so I need to be in a situation whereby we can balance the books by various sources of income."

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