I am so sorry. If I'd known I would never have done it. At the start of the season I tipped Wigan to be relegated. If only I'd known that Club Chairman, Dave Whelan was going to drop us a million to help fund our election campaign, I'd have tipped them for a European slot. I will take Mrs D to the Fat Duck for supper if Wigan manage to beat Man U in any game this season to make up for it.
This is really good news for us. Not so much the money (though I'm sure it will be useful) but David Whelan is a self-made Northern businessman who has never donated to a political party before who likes what he's hearing from David Cameron on law and order, a traditionally strong Tory issue. And the timing is terrific - just before our Conference. It's the sort of thing that encourages other people to take a serious look at us - and stop being fooled by this nonsense that Gordon Brown is the 'change' that voters want to see. Dave Whelan has put me in optimistic mood.