Everton > Rangers: Nikica Jelavic and God’s Great Chain

So Everton, surely the Premier League’s skintest club, have identified, in Nikicia Jelavic, a transfer target. That they have found him at Rangers, the only club in Britain of similar status to have actually less money than Blue Liverpool, is no coincidence.

I was going to write something about natural selection/sifting, the chain of being and the transfer market as a natural (though sad) replacement for the league table. But then I remembered the Scarlet Pimpernel episode of Blackadder, and this joke (at 2.02) makes my point better, more succinctly and with sharper wit that I ever could. To whit:

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