The world's media gathered today as MacRumors unveiled its first signing of the summer. The Forum has secured the signature of the 2009-10 Football Thread ahead of the new campaign. Head Coach Arn explained the transfer, "It was important we moved quickly to secure this signing – 2008-09 Football Thread and 2008-09 Football Thread - The Second Half had both proved to be very popular with supporters and had forged an excellent partnership. However, with their retirement at the end of last season a new thread was clearly needed, and we're confident 2009-10 can fulfil this important role." It is believed MacRumors faced stiff competition for 2009-10's services, with arch-rivals PCRumours said to have tabled a forum-record bid. No one at MacRumors would officially comment on the terms or length of the new thread's contract, but sources suggest it has signed a lucrative 2,000 post deal.