How many times have you been told (and said to others....) to just play the game? In no doubt the phrase helps us get through dark times -reminding us that it is all just a game -and if that's good enough to get you through those situations, then it surely must be a good thing. I was once told that you should shine in the dark -not in the light in order to get noticed. The man who told me this was right. I've done ok for myself without upsetting anyone or losing my self respect through brown nosing my superiors. We have all played the game, be that pub team or premiership. However, I have seen too many good guys be outdone by complete brown nosing throbbers simply because they can play the game very well. This saddens me indeed.