If you were sick of soccer before the first kick of Euro 96, then spare
a thought for the football-crazed staff at Paragon who have recently
endured more than their fair share of extra time.
In recent weeks, the Paragon squad has been working on the FA Carling
Premiership, MasterCard’s sponsorship of Euro 96 and Korea’s application
to host the 2002 World Cup.
But all this football frenzy has yet to inspire Paragon chairman Julia
Thorn to follow the beautiful game.
‘I’m afraid that I’m one of those people who always has to keep asking
which end they should be shooting at,’ she admits.
However, she confides that, funnily enough, some of her staff have not
found having to attend matches a terribly onerous task - particularly
those ones which, courtesy of Carling, involve that not unpopular
combination of beer and footie.