Even so, he will fly back for the match on Sunday. Also clutching a meat pie will be Bryan Sanderson, chairman of the Learning and Skills Council and chairman of Sunderland, Millwall's opponents.
Good luck to Chris Kerrigan, the football-crazy finance manager of FE's national training organisation, and Millwall's biggest fan. He had already booked a holiday in Barbados before his team reached the semi-final of the FA cup - not surprising given that it's the first time they've done so since 1937.
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