Never underestimate the power of the press. Backchat learns that a little piece written by yours truly way back in September 2003 created an unexpected response.

Tongue firmly in cheek, Backchat linked Markerstudy chief executive Kevin Spencer and his "£60m" wad with one of his favourite football clubs York City.

Enough said, we thought. Not so. Seems that days later Spencer was harangued with calls from the Minstermen keen on a quick sale.

Spencer's other club is Chelsea. Now wouldn't it be sweet if they got on the blower?