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Thursday, 30 September 2010

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The Owls owe £600,000 (although this is not an owl)

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, who have been served with a winding-up order by Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs over tax owed, have come up with an ingenious plan to avoid closure, BBC Radio Sheffield reports.

They are to change their name to Manchester Wednesday.

The Owls owe HMRC £600,000, and, with no possible way of producing the cash, executives have come up with the clever plan, believing that having 'Manchester' in the name will dissuade the tax office from taking any action whatsoever.

Earlier this month the club were saved from administration after reaching an agreement with the Co-operative bank over the unpaid bill.

"We're not daft up here in Yorkshire! We know that if we have Manchester in our name, the tax man won't bother us, and we'll be able to do whatever the fuck we like, in the same way that Man Utd and Man City can do just whatever the fuck they like.

"If that doesn't work, we're fucked. To wit, to woo."

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