Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Burton's New Suits

Nationwide Conference (effectively 5th Div) minnows Burton Albion are set to make a fortune from their 3rd round FA cup clash with Man Utd.

Having held Utd to a draw last Sunday week in front of a full house at home, they are reported to be earning an additional £500k from tonight’s replay at Old Trafford.

In addition, Burton have maximised the money-making opportunities of this glamour tie by selling sponsorship of their playing gear on a once-off basis for the fixture. Thus, Paddy Power bookmakers feature on their shirt-fronts, The Sun newspaper on their shorts and Sanex cosmetics on the back of the shirt.

Tonight will undoubtedly be the end of the FA Cup road for them, but they’ve probably earned more from this one fixture than their entire earnings from the rest of the season.

No flies on these boys.

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