The FA have announced today that West Ham, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion have been allowed to merge, to form what some reporters are describing as a "Super Club".
The club which will be called "West West Ful-Ham-Ham" was devised initially by the owner of West Ham who have been reviewing different options to counter their financial problems.
The two other clubs were approached and all agreed to the joint venture.
The FA and their lawyers have spent the last week reviewing the proposal as there have been no examples of this in recent years. However having looked into it, the FA have today approved the merger.
The main consequence of this is that the new club will be allowed to start its new exisitance with the sum of the 3 founding clubs points this season. As such, the club begins its life with 84 points in the league.
Until the team are able to build a super stadium, it is expected that they will rotate their matches between the 3 stadiums of the clubs.
Machester United, who are now second in the league, 31 points behind West West Ful-Ham-Ham, are said to be investigating the option of appealing against the merger. Their manager Alex Ferguson was described by a club spokesman as "absolutely incandescent".