It’ll Be Off


Oliver Devenney
February 2, 2011, 6:40 am
Filed under: News, Transfer tittle-tattle | Tags: ,
Clitheroe, yesterday

Clitheroe, yesterday

It seems that despite my near self-immolation at the feet of Andy Walsh in protest at the lack of transfer activity yesterday, a player was signed by Margy. Former Burnley youth team midfielder Oliver Devenney has joined from terrifying Lancashire throwback town Clitheroe.

Says Margy: “We’ve added midfielder Oliver Devenney to our squad, after I got good reports on him from Clitheroe. He’s been training with us lately and looks to have two good feet and likes to get forward, so I’m sure we’ll see him involved in the coming weeks.”

Devenney hails from Whalley in Lancashire, which according to Wikipedia has a Spar mini-market, a Lloyds Pharmacy and not much else. It did however host the first Roses cricket match between Lancashire and Yorkshire, back in 1867, and also some speedway meets in the 1920s.

Let’s hope that after spending much of his life living and working in grim, Victorian-era Lancashire, Devenney is able to readjust to life in 21st Century, cosmopolitan Manchester, and doesn’t suffer the anxiety, panic attacks or psychotic episodes usually associated with time-travel. Lucky for him we still play in Bury, I suppose.

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