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Issue 345
23 October 2011
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Roman buys Terriers

OLD BAG: This is an archive story from Issue 196 - 21 May 2007
Huddersfield Town

Wrong kind of terrier

Andy Booth

Andy Booth: Good doggie

Gullit

Yap yap

Huddersfield under new ownership

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovitch has bought Huddersfield Town mistaking it for a little doggie to give to Jose Mourinho as a thank you for winning the FA Cup.

The Russian oligarch, who recently bought Manchester United and put them into administration, has purchased the club after being miss-led by its nickname "The Terriers".

Dogma

Dog lovers everywhere have been horrified by the story of the Mourinho family pet, a Yorkshire terrier by the name of Gullit, which was almost impounded after having allegedly re-entered the UK without having its little doggie passport stamped. The potentially rabid pooch was deported to Portugal over the weekend following a nasty confrontation between the Blues boss and the local constabulary.

With his family distraught and Mourinho arrested, he still managed to lead his team to FA Cup success last Saturday. So grateful was owner Abramovitch that he decided to give him a replacement to Gullitt. Abramovitch instructed his favourite hound Kenyon to "fetch me Terriers" and the faithful mutt duly returned with the mid table League One outfit.

House trained

And so it was with confusion and befuddlement that Mourinho opened his front door this morning expecting to see the usual three pints of milk and two dozen paparazzi and instead found the Galpharm Stadium plus the entire Huddersfield first team waiting outside. "It was quite a shock," he told the Onion Bag's intrepid reporter Larry Gak. "At first I was gong to send them back but the children wanted to keep them so I agreed."

Home advantage

While Andy Booth and Gary Fletcher-Taylor chase their tails on the lawn, Town Boss Andy Ritchie admits that he is having trouble adjusting to life in Mourinho's back garden but believes his team will do fine: "I may even get enough bones to strengthen my squad." he yapped.

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