DIARY: Tel reads our organ to keep abreast of Gary Lineker’s movements

The Diary has always known that the readership of Campaign is wide- ranging, all-embracing, eclectic even. From runners through to chief executives of multinationals, from students hungrily searching for that crucial first post to fully fledged directors who divide their time between Soho and Hollywood.

The Diary has always known that the readership of Campaign is wide-

ranging, all-embracing, eclectic even. From runners through to chief

executives of multinationals, from students hungrily searching for that

crucial first post to fully fledged directors who divide their time

between Soho and Hollywood.



But now we are most delighted to report that Terry Venables - yes, the

former England coach and now ‘director of football’ at the First

Division club, Portsmouth - has joined our happy band of close

followers.



Here he is, as featured in an edition of last week’s Observer, with a

well-thumbed copy of this esteemed organ nestling snugly on his desk

alongside the usual office paraphernalia (a telephone) and, what,

probably a few match reports, some job offers and a handful of legal

documents from one A. Sugar Esq.



Tel’s favoured reading matter was exposed as a result of his appointment

as guest editor for Campaign’s footie stablemate, Four Four Two. A

photographer was sent to take some shots of him and promptly rumbled the

Pompey boss’s secret.



‘So, he’s a reader, then?’ we asked Tel’s literary agent (yep, he has

one, apparently), Jonathan Harris. ‘What’s his favourite bit?’ we

persisted. ‘Is it Letters? Private View? The Diary, even?’



‘Erm...I’ll have to get back to you on that one,’ Harris said, somewhat

caught out.



‘No, but he does read Campaign, doesn’t he?’ we pleaded.



The return call came as a relief. ‘Well, he enjoys looking at the new

campaigns and the creative work,’ Harris confirmed. ‘And it’s probably

the only chance he has of discovering where Gary Lineker is playing

next.’



So there. We told you so. He does read Campaign. He does he does he does

he does he does.



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