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The real thing

The Diary has been alerted to the fact
that ebay may be a better source of galacticos-signed Real Madrid
shirts than charadee auctions.

Following last week’s revelation that Selestia marketing director
Bill Vasilieff ended up in a bidding war for a shirt with his wife,
Bank of Ireland Mortgages national account manager Ian Bates has been
in touch to say you can pick one up on ebay for 72.

Perhaps Bill has the current winning bid and is trying to recoup his
hefty outlay by buying the world’s supply of Real Madrid memorabilia
in an effort to drive up the price.


Fantasy league

The only really relevant comment on your Superleague supplement is: “Turnover is vanity – profit is sanity.” How many of these “super” IFAs actually make a profit? For heaven’s sake, one of them listed is even in administration. Even if they manage to show a meagre return, what is this as a percentage of turnover? […]

Woolwich cherry picks winning indices

Woolwich Plan Managers has introduced cherry picker issue 1, a guaranteed equity bond linked to a weighted basket of three stockmarket indices over a five-year term.


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