End Game fans will remember, perhaps with a nostalgic chuckle, that a few months ago we exclusively revealed that Sir David Nicholson takes a Nottingham Forest mug on tour with him.
We’re still not quite sure why he did that. But the mug was spotted at public meetings up and down the country, conveying hot, hearty tea to Sir David’s lips, and reminding us all that life in the NHS is basically one long thankless struggle to scrape into the playoffs.
We can’t all be Forest’s more successful East Midlands rivals Leicester City, can we?
Anyway, back in September we offered to give the touring mug a loving home when Sir David adopted a more home-based tea drinking schedule.
Today we can reveal that our campaign was successful, and that the mug is now under the collective ownership of HSJ workers.
What End Game demands, the NHS delivers.
We are also happy to confirm that the mug has to be filled from the top down.