A mystery for our times – why the estate agent disagreed with the industry trainer

It was one of those exchanges on Twitter that sent EYE off on the trail of investigative journalism.

Had industry trainer Julian O’Dell discovered something awry about an estate agency manager on one of his training courses? Had the manager turned up late, hung-over and unwilling to see the wit and wisdom imparted by O’Dell?

And had that resulted in the manager losing his job?

Certainly Rochdale estate agents Cowell-Norford seemed to be making that accusation, as they told O’Dell: “You got our manager sacked!”

O’Dell thought that was a bit harsh. But he didn’t exactly deny it, so was he to blame?

Thankfully, all was cleared up within minutes.

It turned out to be an exchange between two football fans.

O’Dell’s team, Luton Town, played Cowell-Norford’s team Rochdale, and Rochdale lost. As a result, their manager was sacked!


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  1. glorifiedspiral

    The research was carried out by property management firm Apropos by DJ Alexander, whose joint managing director David Alexander said: “These figures highlight the enormous differences in average first-time buyer prices across the UK, with some places such as Bristol, Manchester and London all increasing between 50%-60% in a five-year period.


  2. megadede

    Well said that’s exactly what happened.

  3. megadede

    Totally right thanks guys for you agreement.

  4. enihodge

    Thanks for writing such a good article, I stumbled onto your blog and read this post. I like your style of writing


  5. Mejortorrent

    Mais elle rêvait d’être une entrepreneure. Avec l’aide de la Fondation pour le développement économique et commercial, elle a lancé sa propre entreprise de poterie. 


  6. Streamcomplet

    magnifique article ç’est vraiment la réalité.Merci pour le partage.



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