Continuing the sporting theme, and as a delicious non-sequitur, a man who has made a fair few mistakes in his time and lived to tell the tale is Alastair Campbell.
Fans of Yorkshire's finest PRO will know about his controversial management of press relations on the British Lions' rugby union tour of 2005.
Well, Campbell and former Lion Will Greenwood are to give a breakfast talk on behalf of the BGL Group called 'The Business of Media' on 8 November.
Like Father Christmas, but altogether more clean shaven and dashing, Diary is giving readers a 20 per cent discount on the ticket price. Quote ref: wgty in an email to info@fireballmanagement. com and you, Cinders, shall go to the ball.