And yet they are owned by Joe Lewis - with a personal estimated wealth of £3.9 billion. They can afford not to do this - but it would require their owner to pay off the debt they’ve accrued. Most of the owners of the English clubs could pay off their debts - they just don’t want to as it will affect their personal fortunes, which they are looking to add to, not spend. They could clear their debts overnight with a simple bank transfer. And then set about reforming their own clubs structures and wage bills so they run prudently. But they don't want to - they've become accustomed to their way of living and would rather kill everyone else off to preserve their own way of life.