Finally we get official word that Karel Fraye has been relieved of his
senses duties. Only a month or two late but Roland was desperate for Fraye to justify his ludicrously unqualified appointment, so Katrien was ordered to stick with him when it was obvious to anyone who has seen what's happened under him that it was only going to get worse. The short, five sentence statement, thanks Fraye for his "tireless work" and "many positive contributions." Probably too much to expect any honesty from The Liar.
You would think they might have focused on this last ten games in charge maybe, you know, L, L, D, D, L, D, L, D, L, L. Hard to spin this as a successful appointment however deluded you might be. I reckon even Old Katrien might jump on the Bandwagon here and condemn poor old Carol once she comes out of hiding. You might also expect them to have lined-up a replacement given our dire straits and the gentle signals they have been getting that Fraye wasn't the new Jose. Indeed, Jose hasn't even turned out to be the new Jose, unless there is another twist in that story.
Instead, backroom Flemish-speaker, Wim de Corte has been given the poisoned "Interim" challice of picking a side for Hull on Saturday. Good luck there Wim. Personally I think you will do well to get three players to talk to each other this week, let alone you. I also reckon you could be in luck. Chances are, the players are so embarrassed by their pitiful showing at Huddersfield that they will raise their game a tad and you can cut the deficit to the 'standard' three.
In the meantime, Katrien Meire begins another global search for the next Flemish-speaking fall-guy to follow in the footsteps of Jose, Bob, Guy, Karel and Wim (perhaps she's missed her vocation in Recruitment and Head-Hunting - she's certainly well-experienced in picking winners now?). That's not to say of course that Wim, himself, could actually be crowned King if he can add a W to Karel's appalling record of late - perhaps he can convince her his name is Win de Corte?
There is also talk of Roland actually having to speak English when giving his orders and appointment of a suitably experienced professional, but the smart money is still on one of the other Network stars being over-promoted to follow in the fine Roland Duchatelet tradition of "not doing failure" Ha, ha, ha-ha, ha-ha, ha! The Dennis-Wise look-a-like at Upjest has been listed although so have all the other network nonentities anyone can find on the internet because the odds shorten on them all as the days go by.
Yes, Katrien probably has a full day of interviews planned tomorrow and again on Friday. Probably get through 60 candidates if she clears her diary and skips lunch before she has to tell her next big whopper. Do you think she practices in a mirror before opening her Belgian bun-hole or does she think she has the lying smirk down to a fine enough art to try it again? If the PR guy had started sooner he might tell her to stay hidden so her body language doesn't give the game away. At least another short statement would minimise scope for yet more ridicule and Pinocchio jokes.