Harry says…

first_imgApart from Joe Roff hanging up his boots to begin a career in commerce, the major talking point before Varsity Rugby was the new kick-off time. By moving the match to 4 o’clock on a Thursday, it was expected that hundreds of London businessmen would be able to come and watch after work. But there was a distinct lack of Suits in the diminished Twickenham crowd. The reason for this is simple. Businessmen measure things in terms of performance, product efficiency and profitability. It didn’t take Alan Sugar to point out to them that a ‘better’ deal could be found elsewhere. You don’t pay for amateurs. Fact. For £29 one can watch a professional performance by Wasps in the Guinness Premiership. Compare this ‘investment opportunity’ to watching a group of mature students playing rugby and the businessman can only make one choice: Joe Roff….“You’re fired”. Sorry, I meant retired.by Harry MacDowelllast_img

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