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
’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
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.