The offending photo in today's 7 Days; sorry if you are eating when reading this!
You'd think that as I work part-time for the Phnom Penh Post that they'd have the decency to let me know if they were going to print what is probably the most unflattering photo of me taken in ages. No such courtesy. In today's 7 Days
pull-out magazine, a photo of me taken by Nick Sells (I'll never forgive him) appears in the 'On the Scene' page for all to see. It was taken during last weekend's football games at Olympic Stadium. What was I doing? Don't ask. It's the 2nd time I've been snapped for the picture page and on neither occasion has the photo been taken from my best side :-(
Talking about football, I was surprised, and pleased, to see that a former boss of mine has been elected as acting Chairman of the Football Association in the UK. Roger Burden
has come from humble roots to step into the top job in British football. He was a local referee in Cheltenham throughout my playing days and we also worked for the same building society (Cheltenham & Gloucester) for many years, he rose to chief executive, I didn't. He's now the chairman of the Gloucestershire FA and the National Game Board, which governs football below the professional ranks. He was also a leading light in the Cheltenham Sunday League, which I played in for many years and often found myself at the wrong end of Roger's decisions during many games he officiated.
Labels: Nick Sells, Roger Burden