2021-01-25 20:16

Location: Deventer Devils internal communication
Date: 24th January 2021
Time: 06:06

Who: Ronald Vennegoor Itso Muriki
Title: Owner & Head Coach

Embrace the chaos

A few weeks ago I send an internal memo where I outlined our identity. This was sent before I met Itso 'Magic' Muriki(more on the nickname later), our new head coach. Since he has joined quite a lot has changed in my thinking on how to run this club. In the many private sessions that I've had with 'Magic' Muriki I have learned a lot about myself. It has also made me want to apply these lessons and share my teachings with you. This will explain my new look that you might have seen recently where my hair is unkempt and growing and my shirt is positioned in whatever way it came down when I put it on in the morning.

For those who've not yet had the pleasure to hear the teachings of 'Magic' Muriki, his immediate focus has been me and the first team obviously, I will share them here in brief:

Whatever exists in this world either attracts dark or light energy. The dark is neither good nor bad and the same goes for the light. However each object, activity, entity or whatever attracts one of the two. Working with the energy that is attracted with make for a more efficient use of your energy. The return is bigger, the bigger the subject matter is. American Football is a violent game. This violence attracks dark energy. Therefore all things related to American Football must be aligned in such a way that it works with the dark energy or dark force. Chaos is a subset of dark energy. Chaos is the opposite of order. Therefore chaos instead of order must reign surpreme in an football organisation that aspires to be successful.

This in very short is the way that is taught by coach 'Magic' Muriki. Via his unique blend of cultural upbringing as a shamam and his passion for football he is extremely well placed to implement this way of living into every corner of our organisation.

To bring this back to me, I used to be the most orderly person there was. I still am when I conduct my own business dealings. However in this building, the home of the Deventer Devils, chaos must reign surpreme. This is a first step to conditioning all of us to let go of our programmed ways of thinking. I have thefore given 'Magic' Muriki free reign to do whatever he thinks is necessary to achieve our common goal: achieve greatness with this team starting with winning a divisional title. You are therefore instructed to delete my earlier communication entitled 'Who we are'. In fact, it tells us who we were. This tells us who we will become!

To start, coach 'Magic' Muriki has instructed the facility staff to randomly reorganise the desks every night so you will need to figure out where you should sit, or perhaps stand if you find your desk has been removed.
It might turn up however the next day again. Remember, embrace the chaos, don't fight it.

Furthermore, our player acquisition policy is to be amended so that we will able to contract some players from the transfer market. These could be the leaders I referenced in my earlier email but it will always be a player of a stature we don't have yet in the club.

Finally, coach Itso Muriki has explained to me that nicknames are very important in his plans. These nicknames should be earned and are not earned easily. I have nicknamed coach 'Magic' for obvious reasons. There is one more nickname to be given out now and that is to our star linebacker Suleiman Sulaiman. 'Magic' found that Sulaiman has such strong emphatic connections with dark energy that he decided to grant him the first nickname a player has been awarded. Therefore from now on Suleiman shall be known as Suleiman 'The Interceptor' Sulaiman as in his first season he became the (shared) top sack artist in the league with 13 sacks in 16 games.

That's it for now. Carefully re-read this email many times so you come to understand the teachings of the coach. It is who we shall become!

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