ADIE Shaw does not say how long he mulled over the offer of a job coaching the team in the island paradise of St Vincent. We reckon about 35 seconds.

Few of us scraping the ice off our car windscreens in total darkness will not feel a pang of envy as Adie flies out to the Caribbean. Coaching the island side sounds like a beach ball.

And if a result goes against him, he can always say he is sick as a parrot. They have a few of those in St Vincent.

Updated: 12:11 Monday, October 20, 2003