A record number of managers took part in last night’s Kenna auction.
A staggering eighteen turned up to pit their wits at fantasy football’s highest table.
With almost £2bn spent on players, some city analysts are linking the auction with today’s global market crisis.
The Kenna Chairman said: “Our seventh auction was by far the best attended in the league’s history, and I’d like to thank managers for making it such an enjoyable evening”
Early indications of which team will become favourites are unforthcoming, but Dynamo Charlton’s strike force of Gyan and Drogba is being tipped as a formidable one.
Bookies are already offering odds on Vasco De Beauvoir’s defence of Shittu, Hutton, Boyce and Luke Young being the most disappointing.
“Disappointing? This is an outrage!” said the Vasco manager. “My defenders all have international pedigree. Emerson Boyce is the lynchpin of the Barbados side and Alan Hutton’s the Scottish Cafu.”
The success of auction night was slightly marred by reports of the Chairman allegedly embezzling league funds.
“It was a chicken kebab and a taxi fare. I’ll pay it back,” he stormed.