It was a tricky situation for Northwood United Synagogue; their annual meeting last night clashed with a Championship play-off game for local team Watford.
But the congregation came up with the answer. The AGM was moved to an earlier time, followed by a live showing of the critical game with beer and popcorn. An alternative workshop was offered to non-spectators. At half-time, the meeting would resume for any other business and then back to the footie.
Watford are hoping for a Premier League place, following champions Cardiff and runner-ups Hull — respectively my birthplace and that of my colleague Marcus Dysch.
The odds of the native cities of two JC reporters winning promotion in the same season are a quarter of a zillion to one and, had you placed a bet on it, you would have made enough to buy Chelsea