I'd been thinking about whether Keith Hill would last until the Ides of March (15th) when, just over a fortnight ago, I checked to see if Dale Vince's overdue Ecotricity Group accounts had been filed.
No they hadn't but the employment of one of its directors, Simon Crowfoot, had been terminated and notice filed the same day. 'fee fie foe fum' I thought, drawing on earlier recollections of my childhood.
I think it was safe to conclude that there were ructions going on behind the seasons at Ecotricity just as there were when BWFC's 2016 accounts were late.
All Ken Anderson's fault according to FIBS and the ST, but it wasn't. The accounts couldn't be signed off until both Anderson and Holdsworth agreed on what was to be included and how certain transactions were to be described, not least the £250K paid to Holdsworth two months after the change of ownership.
So the first thing I spotted in the Ecotricity Report was that Crowfoot's name had been misspelt and there seemed to be no mention of his departure, even though it had taken place eight days before the Report was signed off.
Next I noticed that Dale Vince, the owner, had again avoided signing off the Report. Curiously, for four years in succession the Annual Report has been signed off by different directors and none of the previous three have remained in employment long enough to see the next year's Report.
So, what of the numbers? Losses again, of course, but I've not looked at them in any detail yet or looked at any transactions with directors.
Is it more fun than watching BWFC lose for the umpteenth time? It is for me. I can't bear to see BWFC lose for the umpteenth time, especially to the most third rate of third rate opposition.