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Indeed FB is astounded at the impact of the Archbishop's resignation on the Scottish Rugby Team. They duly won the coveted wooden spoon in Rome yesterday afternoon. Just a few short weeks ago FB and several other Scottish rugby supporters looked forward to this year's 6 Nations' Tournament quietly confident that Scotland might do something this year. Even after the first 2 defeats he thought there was some progress. If not moving forward, they were at least moving diagonally, Archbishop-like. This hope collapsed last week and was shredded in Rome. There was no movement diagonal or otherwise.
A very poor Scotland showing made them worthy winners of the spoon. At least this trophy is useful for stirring the soup and porridge. Unlike a pretty useless oversized silver cup which is only useful for putting on the shelf and attracting dust.
Has the Archbishop's resignation taken the wind out of Scotland's sails? Perhaps he has resigned to take over from Andy Robinson?
The resignation also knocked the spirit out of the Irish who also put on a poor display as they were thrashed at Twickenham.
Does this spiritual turbulence have any bearing on the highly important clash between Scotland and Ireland in the T20 World Cup qualifier today? Who knows? Certainly not Fantasy Bob. But it is a vital match for both sides, both having unexpectedly lost to Namibia. A slip up here could be expensive. The match will be a close call. If Scotland play to their potential they will win. So come on Scotland. The Archbishop is with you.