As transfer deadline day draws ever closer it can now be confirmed that Irish international Paul McShane has signed for fictional premier league side Harchester Untied.
The deal, finalised in the last few minutes is rumoured to be worth several million fictional British pounds and will see McShane playing first team football at the Dragon’s Lair – the non existent home ground of the premiership side.
Harchester United have a long and tragic footballing history – one of the reasons for signing McShane it would appear.
They lost players to hit-men in the crowds, have endured plane crashes and road accidents and even had their own mentally ill, match fixing goalkeeper take the team hostage, only to end up being shot dead by armed police that also took out the corrupt manager Patrick Doyle at the time.
These fantastically creative storylines will now see the inclusive of Paul McShane getting regular first team performances and playing well. However, this has been criticised as a stretch too far for even the most loyal of Harchester fans. Snipers, plane crashes and hostage situations are one thing, but regular starts for McShane, with him playing well, many claim are too far fetched.
Harchester has seen the like of Luis Amor Rodriguez and Karl Fletcher lead the Dragons through various levels of success, but now it’s time for McShane to take the reigns and drive the imaginary club forward.
H/T Martin Rosney