London Premier league football clubs are to merge in an "inclusion scheme" with clubs in lower divisions to "include more ethnic minorities or other people of a disadvantaged or alternatively sexually oriented background to combat racism and bias", the Football Association announced today.
Chelsea are to combine with Cobham United All-Blacks (21st in Combined Counties Premier league, played 27 won 3, average gate 37) and West Ham are joining up with Sporting Felixtowe [first lesbian/gay/transgender club]. Fulham and East Grinstead Deportivo (Over-35's and disabled) will ground-share and Tottenham Hotspur are paired with Ottery StMary women's team.
A delighted Barry Coat, chairman of West Ham; "It's always been a game of two halves; maybe it will be a game of two halves and a Babycham now!!" he wittily quipped.