In The City
Our intrepid city analyst
Giles Jackson has an update on all the latest rumours
Linking television companies with football clubs.
Firstly, I can reveal that
it is definitely not true that Carlton have bid for
Arsenal. It is, in fact, Charlton who have bid for the
Gooners as they are interested in taking them back to
their South London roots as a nursery team now that the
Addicks have established themselves as London's top team.
However, there are plenty
of other TV companies interested in taking over. So far
there is only one company definitely out of the running,
Nickelodeon - their application was laughed at by the
League Management Committee. One club chairman said,
"We can get the mug punters to pay more than
Arsenal have been linked
with the Landscape Channel, although Mary Whitehouse has
complained about such filth being shown before the
watershed. Talking of sheds...Chelsea may have to settle
for RAI UNO, although a new company, UK Diving has shown
Millwall have already
signed a deal with the Trouble Channel and The Sci-Fi
Channel have done a deal with West Ham because,
apparently, there is a universe out there where the
Hammers are a big club.
The Paramount Comedy
Channel have linked up with Aston Villa so we can look
forward to endless repeats of the hilarious "Dwight
Yorke is not for sale at any price" saga.
And what about Spurs, I
hear you ask? Well, their plans have been thrown into
disarray by the withdrawal of the Christian Channel. UK
Gold and the Fantasy Channel have been widely regarded as
the companies most likely to take over at Tottenham, but
my understanding is that the favourite is now the Disney
Channel who are looking for a Mickey Mouse team to
Watch this space!
.....BREAKING NEWS ....BREAKING NEWS .. .... After recent
revelations alleging that explicit videos were made by
Mark Bosnich and Dwight Yorke while at Villa, the Playboy
Channel have suddenly sprung up as a possible buyer. ...
While over at Newcastle, they are attracting bids from
the Adult channel because of all their sexy
football .... Wimbledon are having talks with Challenge
TV .... it is rumoured that all matches at Wembley
stadium will be shown in a deal with UK Arena.....Even in
the Nationwide, companies are showing interest in taking
over clubs. For example, a move for QPR is being
considered by the shopping channel QVC as it would not
mean a huge change in the club's name.....BSkyB are
reconsidering their bid for Man U and may go for Coventry
instead, renicknaming them the SKY NEWS ....
Tottenham subject to a late bid from UK Style and SKY
Soap channels..... Travel channel linked with Wimbledon
should they move to Dublin....there is no truth in the
men and motors channel being linked with Arsenal either.