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Monday, 6 October 2008

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Money talks, doesn't it?

Manchester City, the world's richest football club, and their city rivals, Manchester United, are to be included in the latest edition of the popular financial property game for players of all ages, Monopoly.

It's the first time that clubs have been included in Monopoly, a indication of football's current state of wealth, and the two rivals will be positioned opposite each other on the board, where Marylebone and Liverpool Street Railway Stations currently sit.

The other two stations, Kings Cross and Fenchurch Street, are earmarked for replacement later this year by supermarket giant, Tesco, and Marks & Spencer, indicating the troubled state of Britain's train system.

The Sky Blues were bought from ex-Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra last month by the Abu Dhabi United Group. Mr Shinawatra is an extremely good Monopoly player, and in Asia, he is considered to be the best player there is.

He holds several Get Out Of Jail Free cards.

Chelsea was considered for inclusion in the game, but thought that with Roman Abramovich as owner, and the obvious Russian link with Alexander Litvinenko and his KGB murder still fresh in the public's memory, that inclusion would have proved unpopular with Monopoly enthusiasts.

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