“Sometimes”, proclaimed the Daily Mail‘s chief sports writer Martin Samuel, “there is great benefit in obscurity. In relatively minor sports it allows hopeless administrators to flourish unquestioned.”
It was but a small item in his regular column, but it struck an immediate chord. Samuel, who is a keen hockey observer, was talking about the FIH Pro League following the points debacle which saw Great Britain women, back when sport was in full flight earlier this year, finish the Sydney leg of their tour with nothing to show for it.
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