Former Liverpool legend turned Brisbane Roar coach Robbie Fowler is scoring goals in the property market

first_img Justin Bieber’s epic $13m mansion for sale Brisbane Roar new head coach Robbie Fowlera. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)Anything from apartments to small houses and large properties that had high rental demand were his favoured list of properties — both in his hometown Liverpool and offshore — and his investments began early during his career.The legendary player, who’s admitted that his property investments came off heeding good advice from financial planners, turned that experience into the Robbie Fowler Property Academy. Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler playing for Liverpool in 1996. Soccer A/CT“It’s not something I do all the time. My wife deals with it. I’m involved with a company who basically teach people (how to buy property),” he told The Courier-Mail.With the family now Queensland-based, his firm has joined forces with Educators Legacy Education Alliance teaching Aussies how to get stuck into real estate via workshops in Brisbane and Melbourne. Basically how “investing in property can give you the chance to earn money in your sleep”, according to Fowler’s own marketing.“Not everything’s going to be positive for everyone, people might think it’s not for them. For me it was a learning curve and you know I learnt so much myself on these courses,” he told the paper.The soccer legend penned his experiences in a new book, My Life In Football, which is set for release November 14.“Hear my thoughts on the modern game, sharing stories from the dressing room, no nailing any players) my legendary teammates as well as my rise to football’s top table,” is how he’s been spruiking it.“It’s coming out November,” he said, “I’ve had one before and it’s probably a little bit of a follow on, talking about all the stuff that’s happened since I created the first (book). I’m looking forward to it actually. It will be good.” Head Coach Robbie Fowler poses during the Brisbane Roar Media Day at the BRFC City of Logan Training Facility on October 02, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)Fowler, whose feats include 183 goals in 369 matches for English Premier League giants Liverpool, advises anyone wanting to follow his footsteps in the property market to know where they stand and why they are doing it.What he has dropped off his investment list is race horses.“Funny enough I lost interest when I came over here back in the day (in 2009 to play for North Queensland Fury). I was a jumps man, I prefer the jumps. When I came over to it was more flat, so by the time I went back home I sort of lost interest because it was different horses … I have had a few good horses, various good horses but football made me end it.”His love of property though continues unabated, and his tips for real estate punters were pretty straight forward. Robbie Fowler’s top tips for scoring in the property market “Write down what you want a potential property portfolio to deliver in the short to medium term.” 6. Know the reason why 1. Know your expenses “Check your current score and look into how you can improve your score, if need be,” he said. 4. Know what you want Buyers missing out despite record low rates “Consider whether you want ‘cash flow’ or ‘capital growth’ when considering a property investment career, albeit part or full-time.” 5. Set property goals “Understand the difference between an asset and a liability. Get some professional property training.” 3. Know your credit score Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29New Brisbane Roar A-League soccer coach, Robbie Fowler — dubbed “God” during his heyday in Liverpool -may be worth an estimated $56 million with as many as 80 properties, but by his own admission, he’s done so by being risk averse.Fowler, who was such a prolific property investor that Manchester City fans changed the words to Yellow Submarine to ‘we all live in a Robbie Fowler house”, has continued his interest in real estate here. MORE NEWS: The House Rules home given a $200k overhaul “When it comes to property investing, first, you need to look at your outgoings and understand where your money is being spent,” he told The Courier-Mail.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“Many people think that owning a home is an asset but if you are mortgaged up to the hilt, this could be seen as more of a liability. So create a monthly outgoings spreadsheet.” 2. Know balance sheets “Put some thought into your ‘why’,” he said. “Is it to spend more time with your family? Or perhaps to pursue your dream of travelling the world? Your why is an intrinsic part of your investing journey. It is a key motivator and reality checker.” *ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY MARCO MONTEVERDElast_img read more

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Lambert proud of Villa comeback

first_img Karim El Ahmadi volleyed in from a Weimann header in the 67th minute and Baggies defender Goran Popov then inadvertently nodded Agbonlahor’s 76th-minute cross to Ashley Westwood, who lashed a fine, swerving strike into the net from distance to level the match. Reflecting on the encounter, Lambert said: “When you look at the start we had, it was really poor from our point of view. “After around 10 minutes at 2-0 down, and particularly in a derby, you are up against it. “But to be fair, I still thought we were seeing a bit of the ball, and at time you are thinking, ‘Get them in at half-time, have a little chat with them’. “They came out in the second half and I felt they were excellent. “I thought they were well worthy of getting it back, and might have gone on to win it. The impetus was certainly with us. “The first half wasn’t good enough, but the second half was excellent.” Regarding the substitutes, Lambert added: “The three lads that came on had only started to train again on Friday and it was a big ask to put them in. The Barclays Premier League contest started disastrously for the visitors, with Albion frontman Shane Long netting in the third and 11th minutes, his second strike coming after he had collected the ball from a misplaced pass by Villa midfielder Leandro Bacuna. But Lambert’s men – given fresh impetus by the treble substitution he made in the 57th minute that introduced fit-again trio Andreas Weimann, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Fabian Delph to the action – recovered impressively after the break. Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert hailed an “excellent” second-half display from his side after a fightback from two goals down ensured their derby at Midlands rivals West Brom ended in a 2-2 draw. Press Association “I trusted the team I picked at the beginning to go and perform, and I always will do that and never have any regrets about any decision. “But we needed a goal at a certain time of the game. I was actually going to put them on a bit later, but then we had a chat at half-time and decided to make the changes pretty quick. We threw them on and thankfully it worked.” Lambert singled out Westwood for particular praise, and not just relating to his goal. “I thought Westwood was excellent the whole night,” Lambert said. “His passing was excellent and his goal was a fantastic strike – he has got terrific technique, and he is a terrific footballer, a really clever footballer. I thought he was outstanding.” Stephane Sessegnon could – and should – have made it 3-0 in the 19th minute, but from Morgan Amalfitano’s cross he failed to control the ball when unmarked in the box, sending it wide. And giving his thoughts on the game, West Brom head coach Steve Clarke made it clear he regarded it as a significant moment. Clarke said: “We started the game really positively, Shane scored two terrific goals and then we had a big chance – Morgan put a great cross in for Stephane to make it 3-0, and normally he would have scored. “But I felt we had a decent control of the game really for the first hour. There was a period in the second half where we lost control – Villa made a few changes, putting on a couple of front players that livened it up for them. “We seemed to lose our momentum and concentration, we made two bad mistakes defensively and if you do that, you get punished in this league.” For his first goal, Long expertly brought down Chris Brunt’s long ball forward with his right foot before lashing home with his left, while his second saw him seize on Bacuna’s stray pass, accelerate forward and then send a deft chip over Brad Guzan. Of the Republic of Ireland international, Clarke said: “He showed tonight that when he is on his top level, he is a player to be reckoned with – with his first finish especially I thought. “When you think about that skill of bringing the ball down over your shoulder, it is a really difficult skill, and then he has shifted it on to his weaker left foot, but the way he hit the shot, you wouldn’t know it was his weaker foot. It was a great finish. “With the second one, he showed good anticipation to read the poor pass across the back and it was another good finish. It was a good night for him, but unfortunately we couldn’t get the three points.” Both Albion and Villa, 11th and 12th in the table respectively, now have 15 points from 12 games. last_img read more

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NBA preview: Our guide to the 2017-18 season

first_imgCan Russell Westbrook, George and Anthony share the ball effectively with the Thunder? If so, is that team the real threat to the Warriors? And how are ball-dominant guards Chris Paul and James Harden going to function in the same backcourt in Houston?Los Angeles gets the All-Star Game again this season (with a new format no less), but will any Lakers or Clippers be on the Staples Center court for the main event?With Paul gone, oft-injured Blake Griffin is now the Clippers’ unquestioned leader, while the Lakers are handing their keys to rookie point guard Lonzo Ball and telling him to drive a young roster well enough to impress all those elite free agents-to-be that the future is bright.Danny Ainge put the Celtics back in contention last season, then spent the offseason remaking their roster. Coach Brad Stevens now has Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and rookie Jayson Tatum at his disposal but little else he will recognize from a year ago. Gone are Isaiah Thomas, rugged defender Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder and eight other players from a team that won an East-leading 53 games.Are the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers ready to end their playoff droughts? Can the Knicks or Nets begin building a winner in hoops-hungry New York? Do Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli have enough left to help Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs reach another NBA Finals? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Here are links to some content to get you ready for the season ahead, with an emphasis on the Lakers and Clippers.LAKERSLakers hope ‘little things’ will land them big stars next summerHeisler: Hope returns for Lakers, however brieflyBrook Lopez, one of few veterans on a young team, might be biggest kid of allMiller: Like you, Lakers weren’t sure what “Wish” on their jerseys meant, eitherLakers believe their defense is on the upswingLakers still getting comfortable with versatile Brook LopezJulius Randle faces uncertain future with the LakersBrandon Ingram ready to take lead, even if Lonzo Ball is the starMiller: Lonzo Ball Era begins and Laker Nation braces with anticipationBrook Lopez, one of few veterans on a young team, might be biggest kid of all‘One of the guys,’ Lonzo has Lakers teammates believing in him, futureLakers 2017-18 roster breakdownKey Lakers games to watch this seasonLakers 2017-18 regular-season scheduleCLIPPERSQ&A with Lawrence Frank, Clippers president of basketball operationsBlake Griffin says Clippers are deeper, more versatile teamClippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t care about your preseason predictionsClippers guard Austin Rivers: ‘We will be a playoff team this year’Why the Clippers want Blake Griffin to change his gameClippers know Milos Teodosic can pass, but they want him hitting shots, tooBlake Griffin says Clippers’ goal is simply to qualify for playoffsClippers looking to run and run and run some more this seasonClippers’ Wesley Johnson benefits from an offseason confidence boostClippers won’t have a guard controversy this season, Doc Rivers saysWhicker: Milos Teodosic could be a unique visitor for ClippersHow Clippers, Bowen came to tie the knot on TV dealClippers 2017-18 roster breakdownKey Clippers games to watch this seasonClippers 2017-18 regular-season scheduleAROUND THE LEAGUEWarriors’ run – improbable, absurd, revolutionary – deserves reflectionAdam Silver and MJ: 1 man’s NBA garbage is another man’s beautyLeBron James vs. Kyrie Irving the latest entry in NBA rivalries‘Truth’ be told, retired Clipper Paul Pierce wants transition from NBA to ESPN to be authenticNBA tries a new format for 2018 All-Star Game at Staples CenterWestern Conference team previews and projected finishEastern Conference team previews and projected finishcenter_img From the high-profile players who changed zip codes to a fleet of promising rookies, there are new faces in new places going into the 2017-18 NBA season.Despite all those remade rosters and new constellations of stars joining forces, the possibility of an unprecedented fourth consecutive NBA Finals rematch looms large, even likely.Whether or not we get Golden State vs. Cleveland again in June, the league doesn’t lack for storylines that will entertain us along the way.The Western Conference has been stronger and deeper than the East for years, yet somehow that became more pronounced this summer. Paul George (Indiana to Oklahoma City), Carmelo Anthony (New York to OKC), Jimmy Butler (Chicago to Minnesota) and Paul Millsap (Atlanta to Denver) all relocated to the stacked side of the league.last_img read more

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