North Korean Gold and Soccer Paydirt

In the astonishing summer of 2009, Notts County Football Club was taken over on the back of huge mineral rights granted to Swiss Commodity Holdings by the North Korean Presidium; Sven Goran Eriksson attended at the signing ceremony in Pyongyang; SCH were added to the Club's badge and Eriksson took over as director of football with dreams of the Premiership. It became known as the Project and it continued for a few short months before collapsing into a pit of fraud and recrimination.

Written by an insider involved at every turn in the whole extraordinary episode: read about it all in Political Football.

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