"We haven't got Manchester United's bank balance. We've got Macclesfield Town's bank balance, which is pretty desperate to say the least at the moment."
-- Andy Scott, the associate director of English fifth division Macclesfield Town, explains why the club was offering 10 minutes of playing time to "fit males between the ages of 18 and 35" who donate $30,000 to the club, which needs $150,000 by August to survive. The club rescinded the offer after the hearing from league officials that the scheme could alter the outcome of competitive games. (Guardian)