A Scotsman helping England to win the World Cup 2006 bid may seem
as likely as David Beckham contributing an article to the Times Literary
Supplement. But Gearald mac Griogair says that when he removes his
tartan bonnet he is just a PR man with a story to tell. And that story
involves the continuing sophistication of security at English football
stadia - a vital part of the Football Association’s bid.
Mac Griogair has managed to push the profile of client BSB Electronics,
which manufactures electronic access control systems, in the trade
’The media has a responsibility to set a positive agenda,’ he says
Regardless of the debate’s merits, it is still a strange position for a
Scot to be in. He admits: ’I wear two caps.’
But even with the tam-o’-shanter pulled over his eyes, mac Griogair said
he wants the ’auld enemy’ to host the 2006 tournament. With bids from
South Africa and Germany, this is by no means a sure thing.
However, fans of the ’beautiful game’ know that, wherever it is held,
Scotland will qualify comfortably and then fail to proceed beyond the
first round, probably losing 1-0 to the Cayman Islands.