We need to remind ourselves – this is a capital ‘B’ bureaucracy Skidmore must deal with, not democracy. If it were a democracy then he would attract a veritable landslide majority on a reform platform; but it ain’t a democracy, is it (rhetorical).
So, Mother Skidmore’s boy now has a mandate, a good group of backers, first class coaches, reliable first aid; and, the support of the crowd, to help him on his way to winning the match. One problem is, the opposition team are wearing his teams colours; makes them hard to spot in the scrums and the rucks a nightmare; all part of the McComic legacy. No one minds a hard, clean game where the rough and tumble is kept within ‘gentleman’s’ limits; but the industry cannot field a team; not until it is certain sure that the referee is not a one eyed bigot, playing for and paid by the opposition. The board must sort the referee quandary out, starting with the AAT.
One may, I believe trust the new DAS, but he is without a reliable front row; for they will collapse the scrum – a purpose – Oh, they understand team spirit alright; the trick is to work out which team and which spirit. Another problem is within the reserve grade ranks; the McComic hand picked catamites are even more morally corrupt, venal, unreliable and hungry.
Let’s all hope that the board can assist with the selections and give the new skipper a decent team to work with. The old adage – set a thief to catch a thief – is valid, keeps the blood letting to a minimum and behind closed doors.
I wish you well Sir; good fortune and good hunting. Shall I send the beaters out now, or will ye have your breakfast first?
Aye, Toot toot indeed. “Polish the brass work Gobbles; we may yet have more work to do”. “K”.