Diary: He had no Spurs to prick the sides of his intent, only vaulting ambition

Was it the money, the perks, ambition - or angst at his team’s unbroken record of defeat? Whatever made lifelong Spurs fan and editor-in-chief of IPC Magazines’ football titles Paul Hawksbee move to Chelsea, former colleagues are shaking their heads.

Was it the money, the perks, ambition - or angst at his team’s

unbroken record of defeat? Whatever made lifelong Spurs fan and

editor-in-chief of IPC Magazines’ football titles Paul Hawksbee move to

Chelsea, former colleagues are shaking their heads.



One IPC insider confirms that Hawksbee, who has joined the FA Cup

winners’ parent company Chelsea Village as head of media, is a ’full-on

Spurs fan’.



’He’s had a season ticket for a while,’ my source tells me. ’Now, he

won’t even be able to go to the matches as he’ll be working at Stamford

Bridge on Saturdays.



’I wouldn’t put it past him to listen to a Spurs game on his Walkman

while shaking hands with Chelsea people, though. That’s the sort of man

he is.’



Such bravado might founder. Hawksbee, I hear, passed an appointment

press release which stated he is a Spurs fan. One key word was changed

in the final version: Hawksbee, it points out, was a Spurs fan.



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