Oh dear God, I wrote this last week:
"So, no foreigners then and, to avoid a repeat mistake, we had better not recruit a Catholic or a Jew. So, we are after a Protestant Brit who understands West Ham's culture. There's only one man for the job then. He's available and, crucially, he is cheap and needs a job and even Sullivan will look handsome standing alongside him. Put your money on Dowie everybody!"
But it was a joke! Honest, it was a joke! But now Dowie has thrown his hat into the ring, declaring he wants the job and, given he fits Sullivan's Person Spec so perfectly, I reckon he may just be appointed! Let's face it, Ancelotti and Keen apart, nobody else has said they fancy the post, and the Italian's comments were surely only designed to raise eyebrows higher than his own!
Dear God, if appointed, it would be the only time in his lifetime when somebody could say of Dowie, "His face fits"!