An­other fine Messi for boss Spencer

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

CONTROVERY just seems to fol­low Spencer Trethewy. Re­mem­ber him? He was the young fraud­ster who said he could save Alder­shot be­fore they tum­bled out of the League.

Now, as Spencer Day, he is man­ager of Farn­bor­ough in Skrill South and they have just con­vinced their play­ers to change their names to Messi, Pele, Maradona etc by deed poll.

In re­turn the trou­bled Hamp­shire club have re­ceived £100,000 from book­maker Paddy Power.

Poblem is the cash did not reach the Con­fer­ence by the dead­line to buy their bond for this sea­son’s com­pe­ti­tion. So they have found their first two games post­poned, start­ing with yes­ter­day’s against Chelms­ford City.

Con­fer­ence chair­man Brian Lee, for­mer Wy­combe Wan­der­ers man­ager and chair­man, says there is a chance they not be able to com­pete in the com­pe­ti­tion all sea­son.

So Beck­ham, Best, Cruyff, Moore, Terry and man­ager Mour­inho must wait for their first out­ing.

And pre­sum­ably the £2,000 fee each are said to be re­ceiv­ing.

And what does Lee think of the Paddy Power idea?

“A cheap pub­lic­ity stunt,” he said.

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