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Tuesday, 14 July 2009

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Football Gone Foul

Manchester City announced today that they have bought every club in the Premiership to fast track winning the title.

Chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak explained that other clubs "were looking to juice them for all that they're worth," when it came to buying new players. So, a business decision was made to acquire the Premiership at a fee understood to be close to 4 trillion pounds.

"We feel this is good business," commented Mubarak. "By taking the best players to Manchester City, whilst selling the rest overseas, this should enable us to win the title in 2010." One football analyst, after grinding the numbers, even believes City could make a profit on the deal within two years.

Meanwhile, the other Premiership clubs will be allowed to play their second eleven sides whilst new managers would be chosen from the individual club's boot room.

The FA were not available for comment as it's understood each member was given a sum of £20m to keep quiet.

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