Own goal? Robbie Fowler doesn’t appear at his own property academy

Wannabe investors on taster session hear plenty of buzzwords – but few secrets from the Liverpool legend himself

Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It is playing as we file into the Stephenson suite in the basement of the Hilton London Euston. Thirteen of us have come here to learn the secrets of investing from the former Liverpool and England footballer and – we’re told - “property magnate” Robbie Fowler.

Adverts for the Robbie Fowler Property Academy picture Fowler and promise wannabe investors they will learn how to “build a property portfolio without the need of a footballer’s salary”. Fowler became so well known for his reputed property empire that during his spell at Manchester City, fans used to sing “We all live in a Robbie Fowler home” to the tune of Yellow Submarine. The former striker, however, is not going to be sharing any of his personal insight. He isn’t here. The adverts point out in the small print: “Robbie Fowler will not attend these events.”

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