Took my opportunity once again to make the trek, all of 30 minutes, to the Stadio Olimpico for the big one – Derby della Capitale. As usual I took a few photos, check them out here or go direct to my Flickr photostream. Or follow me on Instagram. Or just head off on your way. … Continue reading
I experienced every conceivable emotion last night as my home town club secured promotion among the elite once more. For only the second time in their 141-year history Reading FC will line up in the English Premier League. Congratulations to everyone associated with the club.
When I moved to Rome one of the first things to choose was my colours. Basically Lazio or Roma. I chose Roma. Then of course I realised that both clubs share the Stadio Olimpico and what must derby day be like when they meet. Cue an invitation to the only two people I know who … Continue reading
It happens every four years and despite all the build-up, all the hype, all the expectations, the English football team once again make a stuttering start to their World Cup campaign in South Africa. The first game was always going to the toughest – opponents USA have climbed in the FIFA rankings to a lofty … Continue reading
The history books will show a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup 5th Round match between Reading and West Bromwich Albion, but the record books will also show the fastest ever goal scored in an FA Cup proper match. This was, in the end, a thrilling cup tie between two clubs at opposite ends of … Continue reading
Every now and then my job throws up some beauties. Three weeks in Galway covering the Volvo Ocean Race. To be creative and innovative without question. Being asked to attend a global meeting in Cape Town for a week. And recently the opportunity to play a round of golf with the former manager of my … Continue reading
Arrived back in Galway an hour or so ago and it seems like only a couple of days ago I was here – oh wait it was! Kirsty has done a grand job and it’s her turn to head back to the office in Dublin this afternoon, returning tomorrow morning.
Whilst the world’s press were publishing their view of Ericsson’s Q4 results (as expected many of them focusing on the SEK10Bn cost reductions with headline grabbing words such as ‘slash’, ‘cut’, ‘shed’) for a moment in time in the Comms office here in Guildford, panic ensued. Browsing through the headlines and RSS feeds, we spotted one that … Continue reading