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In the 1980s Oxford United and Reading FC of the English Football League almost became the same club. Robert Maxwell, one-time editor of The Daily Mirror, was the owner of Oxford and had the ill-conceived idea to merge the two rivals.

This is the story of how it wouldn’t work out.

Written by David Goldblatt, illustrated by Philippe Fenner.

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20 Comments

  1. It reminds me of the other aborted merger: Manchester North End was to be the merger of Oldham, Preston North End and another team which escapes me.

  2. Thames Valley Royals is such a PES name. I am sure it would have been great, but no one would ever be able to take them seriously.

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