“You’ve all done very well”

In what is perhaps my favourite comedy series, Are You Being Served, there is a character called Young Mister Grace, the very old owner of the department store that is the background for the series. The idea being that there is an even older Mr. Grace that we initially do not get to see.

Eindhoven is a recent boom-town that was raised from obscurity by the Philips family. Amazingly, Young Mister Philips is alive today (he turned 100 this year), and he got to hold the championship “dish” that company club PSV had won for the eighteenth time this year. Apparently until recently he would drop by practice sessions now and again, and would give little “You’ve all done very well”-speeches to the players, half of whom probably don’t even understand Dutch.

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