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The Mortgage Mole

What&#39s the score?

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Bid farewell

And so it was celebrations spectacular at the Café Royale on London&#39s Regent Street courtesy of those nice folk at Platform. Strategy staffers are never ones to shy away from a bargain and so it was that bidding for a signed (by all of the team plus Sven, no less) England replica shirt from the tournament kicked off at a healthy £600. Alas, Mole couldn&#39t stretch to the £1,600 the coveted cloth went for but was nonetheless happy to help ramp up the price in the charity auction.

Gone west

Pity Matthew West, selfproclaimed incoming editor of a certain oncefortnightly and before that monthly mortgage rag. Poor Westy, a little inebriated after Platform&#39s soirée, was eager to impress in his new reporting role. So much so that he ended up laying into Strategy staffers to none other than MS editor Robyn Hall. Poor Matt had never met Mole&#39s learned friend before but was keen to shlag off the industry&#39s finest to his face.

“That Strategy editor has a right reputation,” Jest told an incognito Mole. “Everything you read in Strategy is made up. None of it&#39s true,” the poor man added. “They&#39ve brought me in as my current editor will be off to pastures new soon.” Mole can&#39t wait.

Miss-fortune

After last Sunday&#39s embrassing ambush by Zidane and friends, the atmosphere at Strategy Towers was a little subdued until the redeeming performance against the Swiss. The only cheerful face in the office before that belonged to Ironside, staunch Celtic fan and supporter of whoever England are playing against. After four days of having to put up with her strutting around humming the Marsellaise, Mole was surprised she decided to attend Legal & General&#39s screening of Thursday&#39s match. Luckily the game escaped any negative vibes from her as the Swiss and English-themed offering of Pimms, beer and schnapps inevitably resulted in regular use of the facilities – and Ironside missing the first two goals. No surprise there then.

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