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.

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