Jack Charlton and Oasis wouldn't have a lot in common but it seems both parties had a similar tactic when it came to squaring up bill.
It's become an urban legend but as the rumour goes, Jack Charlton, in his travels in Ireland, would opt to pay by cheque over cash on the basis that the establishment would probably value the signature on his cheque over their earning and keep the cheque for his signature instead of cashing it in.
While it is one of the most famous Jack Charlton tales, he always vehemently denied it, putting it down to mere rubbish drummed up by a journalist.
It now appears that Oasis used the same little trick in the aftermath of their disastrous 2009 concerts in Manchester. In front of their home crowd, the show was plagued by technical issues that spoiled the band's performance. It was such a disaster that the mega band offered all the fans a refund, amounting to something in the region of a million pounds.
However, as you'd expect, the Gallagher brothers weren't in a rush to part with that kind of money. Both Noel and Liam the band's superstars hand signed each individual cheque labelled with the Oasis logo. While a spokesperson told the Manchester Evening News that the cheques could be cashed, their souvenir-like design made it all clear. The two brothers were banking on their fanatical supporters holding onto the cheques.
Just found my refund cheque from Oasis from Heaton Park gig... pic.twitter.com/3EO17f0pOl
— Kev (@kev__1987) February 28, 2013
Who'd have thought? World-famous Oasis going to the our beloved Jack Charlton's playbook to save a buck. We wonder how much the 38-pound cheque is worth today?
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