Roland Rat is to re-establish his partnership with Greg Dyke in a bid to save the doomed FA Commission.
Dyke and Rat are old friends having worked together at troubled broadcaster TV AM. Indeed many industry experts credit Rat with saving the sinking ship that was the breakfast television vehicle skippered by Greg Dyke.
Roland was the first rat in history to join a sinking ship, according to TV industry records. His appointment raised many eyebrows, but there were more surprises in store when he actually managed to keep the station afloat. Now, after another series of equally baffling appointments at the FA Commission (including his own) Dyke finds himself heading into dangerous waters once again.
Within days of appointing a crew and inviting guests along for the journey, one VIP passenger has begun to cause trouble. Heather Rabbatts, a barrister more noted for her interest in publicity than her experience of playing football, has questioned the solidarity of the management by putting out a press release openly criticising them.
"Nothing engenders team spirit and a feeling of mutual trust than the presence of a career politician divulging confidences and briefing against you at every opportunity," said one of Rabbatts' fans.
However, some people have questioned whether open mutiny is a good way to foster a team spirit. "It's TV AM all over again," said one observer, "only Roland Rat could possibly survive in this environnment."