I know a guy who works in the bookies. He just gave me the inside track on the current favourites to succeed Steve Staunton as Irish manager. They are as follows:
Katy French - 4/5
Steve Staunton - 7/2
Enda Kenny's forehead - 8/1
A damp shoebox of chimpanzee elbow scrapings - 11/1
Eustace The Anorexic Badger from Kinnegad - 13/1
David O'Leary - 22/1
Sigh. As Stangate and the ensuing media scrum continue to envelope all, I would argue that even a modicum of perspective would be rather darling... That said, I won't be holding my breath.