Championship Letters 1: Shane Supple as Hamlet
The similarities between literature and the Championship are legion. This is the first in a new, weekly series of posts drawing parallels between the timeless characters of World letters and those of our cherished league. To start, our example comes from perhaps the most famous literary work of all. The title character of Hamlet is a mental dead ringer for Shane Supple, the goalkeeper who voluntarily ended his Ipswich Town prematurely earlier this campaign. True, the Irishman may not have matched the Dane in wishing to shuffle from “this mortal coil”, although some would say that pursuing a career with the Dublin Garda Síochána is only a whisker away from this. Such agonizing and self-torment is rare in football. The rest is silence.