'Alastair Clarkson [Hawthorn Coach] ringing all his players asking them if they like him and if there's anything he can do to make them happier.'
- A wag's riff on the 'resignation' by the Bulldogs' coach after his captain asked to leave.
Alastair Clarkson coached Hawthorn to the 2014 AFL Premiership.
The wag implies that winning the Grand Final is the Widget. Do this as coach - and your players will be happy. Happiness may be a by-product of the Widget.
('We're a happy team at Hawthorn' begins the team song.)
The word 'Happy' comes from the middle English hap meaning 'chance' or 'good luck'. Hence the word 'happenstance'.
It's your Widget.
If you want to use Happiness - someone else's or your own - as your Widget, then good luck and God's speed.
Alastair Clarkson also coached Hawthorn to the 2013 AFL Premiership.
Three days later his champion Lance Franklin left to play for Sydney.