Cricket - It's a funny old game

Cricket - It's a funny old game

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Beige Archives: Fred Goodwin announced as new England coach

This article first appeared on the BBC's 606 forum on the 8th of March 2009.

The ECB today made the surprise decision to appoint former banking chief Sir Fred Goodwin as the new England cricket coach. ECB Chairman Giles Clarke said that he had spoken to Goodwin and that he had been impressed with Goodwin’s knowledge of catastrophic collapses and record losses and that this would be crucial for a role in English cricket.

“This is a decision which is in the best interests of both parties” said Clarke. “We need a coach who isn’t afraid to make the big decisions that no-one else understands, and Sir Fred is a bit short of cash, being unemployed and all, and he also wants a role that takes him well away from the public eye”.

When asked whether he thought it was wise to appoint a media pariah who wasn’t English and had no comprehension of cricket, Clarke said “maybe you are right. He is a bit too perfect”.

No comments:

Post a Comment