EVO-STIK League Southern Barton Rovers are making international headlines after splashing out on a big signing on transfer deadline day!Sadly for Rovers manager Jimmy Gray, he won't be worrying about the club's latest arrival being cup tied for Tuesday night's quarter-final clash with St Ives Town at Sharpenhoe Road. Instead of a new player, the spoof-loving media team at the EVO-STIK League Southern Division One Central club took to Twitter to post a picture a new rake they'd bought in a local DIY store for their ground staff!
The tweet from @bartonroversfc - "Deadline day signing news, not to be out done by the 'Big Boys' we have spent £6.99 at Homebase on a new rake #NonLeague its how we roll" - went viral within hours with clubs around the world spending millions on new players and was even picked up by the giant Fox Sports network in the United States.
On Twitter the club's jokers were inundated with responses from tickled fans, one posting: "I must say it is an impressive rake. Tall, sturdy, and at under seven pounds, I’d say the price is right. A good deal if you ask me." Another wit wasn't so impressed with the club's latest acquisition, responding: "Panic buy. It won't pan out."
(Article from the Evo-Stick Southern League Site)