A consortium of retail managers, painters, decorators, plumbers and plasterers, all diehard reds, has put in an audacious bid for old Manchester United scarves in the continuing battle against the current US owners who know a done deal with Real Madrid when they see one.
The Cheshire consortium, known as The Loadsamoney Lads, have dug deep and collected two thousand five hundred pounds forty five pence following a raffle held at the Wilmslow hairdressing salon, Mullet Over.
Further funds were secured at the Tarporley branch of KFC, where the manager, Mr Darren Fergotten, the founder of the Loadsamoneys consortium took a day's unpaid leave to drive up the A34 in his VW Golf to deliver the bid in an upmarket supermarket Waitrose carrier bag, chosen for maximum effect.
The manager of a Hale Barns photography shop, R Prints R Cheap, Mr Einaudi Ayfour also chipped in with a month's salary before misjudging the impact of digital cameras and going bust.
The group, which hopes to become the new scarf owners by May, weren't discouraged when they found the doors of Old Trafford locked and buckets of shite were emptied on them from above.
They vowed to fight on for another day and will be selling Norwich City scarves outside Old Trafford to people who've come up from Uxbridge, Maidenhead, Swindon, Bristol, Exeter and other places without a Premiership team while their wives pop into Barton Arcade because they haven't a clue.