Saturday, September 29, 2007
England's World Cup star
I rang my aunt and uncle to congratulate them on the success of their son, Paul Sackey, England's emerging World Cup star.
I have never met Paul, but like many proud Brits watched the game yesterday, cheering the side.
This morning I put a call in and my aunt in a measured voice said: " The News of the World are here".
My Aunt and Uncle are really lovely people, and it doesn't matter whether you work in the media or not, you've a relationship that needs some managing.
Paul's story is likely to catch the imagination of any news-sports organisation. He started playing Rugby very late, at 16 and was placed in a position very different from where he is now.
I look forward to reading the piece tomorrow.