Thursday, November 08, 2007

Multi-tasking Mancunian

I'd have to admit to missing Mike Atherton's Sunday column when he moves to The Times after England's tour to New Zealand. The former England skipper will combine reporting duties as well as his Sky Sports contract. Can he do both? What about breaking stories with a commitment to both parties? These are questions answered by Ted Corbett in a pieces for Sport Star. I can't see a problem with it. I've been lucky to interview Athers enough times to realise he needs no prep in front of the camera and he is well capable of pulling off 1,000 words before deadline. As Ted says, however, it will be when there is a major controversy that things might get a little frantic. But that's what journalism is all about.