There’s that cliche quote, that Dave, 23, in i-Beef-A with the lads has tattooed on his arm because he’s ‘deep’: “You’re a slave to money, and then you die.” And we’ve already seen this week, the lengths people will go to, to earn themselves some money.
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And the latest person to try and make a quick buck is 28-year-old, David McMurray, who thought he was onto a surefire winner by purchasing the number plate ‘VAR9Y’ and then selling it onto Leicester City’s, Riyad Mahrez.
Nah, of course he wanted to sell it to the Foxes’ Jamie Vardy but just needed to check you were actually paying attention.
Sadly for the builder-cum-entrepreneur, David hasn’t been able to shift the number plate onto the England international:
“I can’t seem to be able to get in contact with Jamie at all.
“I was hoping he would give me enough to make a profit.
“I was talking it one of the player liaison officers [at Leicester City] a couple of months ago, but he never got back to me.
“I don’t even know if Vardy even knows anything about it.
We are surprised to hear that David hasn’t been able to get hold of the chav that got lucky. But we’d recommend leaving a trail of Skittles outside Vardy’s house leading to the numberplate; trust us, Vardy won’t be able to resist.
“I’m going to accept any price – I just need to get rid of it.
“There’s a lot of time still to go, so hopefully I won’t lose three grand over it.
“If I do make my money back then I won’t regret doing this.”
The eBay listing is due to end on Boxing Day, so there’s still a chance a few too many Christmas drinks for someone could see David make back his money – shame Leicester can’t do that on the bumper contract they handed to Vardy.
The Chinese Super League best XI would do alright the Premier League
GK – Zeng Cheng – Guangzhou Evergrande
101 appearances and counting for Guangzhou Evergrande. Won't be long before Gigi Buffon or Iker Casillas make the move to China and unfairly replace Cheng, you'd imagine.
DF – Rong Hao – Guangzhou Evergrande
Having spent his whole career in his homeland, the left-back is something of a national treasure.
DF – Hong Jeong-ho – Jiangsu Suning
Cleared of any wrongdoing in 2011 over match-fixing in the K League, despite the fact four million was deposited into his account from gangs. Lol. Left the Bundesliga, this summer, for a taste of Chinese Super League action.
DF – Stephane Mbia – Hebei China Fortune
The one-time mercenary at Queens Park Rangers, is now doing the same at Hebei China Fortune.
CM – Ramires – Jiangsu Suning
Has settled into Chinese life well, having been handed a four-match ban for being sent-off AFTER the full-time whistle. Good going, lad.
CM – Fredy Guarin – Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
Clearly the thought of playing with Demba Ba was too much to resist for the talented midfielder.
RW – Hulk – Shanghai SIPG
The prime example of a footballer who puts money before football. That being said, never been too sure if he's even that good - apart from a rocket of a strike on FIFA.
LW – Ezequiel Lavezzi – Hebei China Fortune
You know what? Lavezzi can get fucked. Honestly, out of all the footballers that have sold their soul to move to China, his move was the most 'WTF?!'.
CAM – Alex Teixeira – Jiangsu Suning
Wheyyyyyy remember when the Brazilian joined Liverpool?! That was amusing seeing the Reds losing their shit over the thought of signing the talented attacking-midfielder. Instead, he sacked them off and left Shakhtar Donetsk for the Chinese Super League.
ST – Obafemi Martins – Shanghai Greenland Shenhua
Only 31, and yet it feels like the former Newcastle United forward has been around longer than Ryan Giggs was overhyped. Sadly never reached the levels he promised to when a rising star at Inter Milan.
ST – Graziano Pelle – Shandong Luneng
The then-Southampton man's move to the Chinese Super League raised a few eyebrows. Impressing for the Saints and earning international recognition, it seemed a strange move to jeopardise all that. But then you realise that the striker is now the sixth-best paid footballer in the world!