FB has long been aware of Richie's wise observation that captaincy is 90% luck and 10% skill. Other than in its reference to 10% skill, Richie could have had FB in mind when he first spoke it.
But FB has taken Richie's wisdom even further. Richie completed his quote with the suggestion that you shouldn't attempt captaincy without that 10% skill. FB has done not only that, but has also dispensed with the 90% luck.
Exactly what his captaincy consists in is a mystery. It is certainly a mystery to his long suffering team mates in the Carlton All Star 4th XI. Maybe Richie could have made sense of it - but only he.
|Gone but not forgotten|