Friday, July 27, 2012

How to make friends and influence people

How? Simple: just host a few Olympic football games. Judging by this BBC article on the opening fixtures, international guests from as far afield as Mexico and South Korea have been falling over themselves to praise the city ("clean", apparently) and the stadium, officially back to being St James' Park for the duration of the event.

According to Swiss striker Innocent Emeghara, "[Newcastle] is a very beautiful city. It's not like London, I prefer Newcastle to London." Well said, that man - a good way to get the locals in the crowd on your side. Still, don't fancy the chances of anyone called Innocent remaining that way for long when in the vicinity of the Bigg Market...

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Blogger Bob Mueser said...

On the same note I saw this last night from the Canadian Woman's team coach:

Herdman said: "The girls are planning to wear black and white tops in the warm-up because they are conscious they are wearing red and white, the Sunderland colours, in the game. Hopefully we can win over the Geordies and get them behind us."

Full Article here.

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