Everton supporter: Liverpool FC boss Peter Moore
Liverpool FC’s goatee-bearded chief Peter Moore, 62, welcomes his club’s arch-rivals and less salubrious neighbours Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore.
‘A rising tide lifts all ships,’ he told the Mipim conference in Cannes.
An admirable view, though one perhaps not best aired too loudly on Anfield’s famously lively Kop.
The rain came yesterday. The storm which arrived overnight over the Mediterranean was heavy and unrelenting.
After three days of glorious sunshine, Cannes, all of a sudden, was a little less glamorous. Street hustlers selling umbrellas to drenched delegates were delighted, though.
The enterprising chap I bought one from had sold 20 before the power breakfasts outside see-and-be-seen Cafe New York had even begun. At 20 euros a pop, that represented a decent morning’s work.
The inclement weather has at least moved along the band outside the stall run by the city of Leeds. Yorkshire Tea has sent a brass quintet which has performed boppy, cor-blimey-style ditties all week.
Harmless fun, but some delegates complained it was playing havoc with their hangovers.
No such charity from the Midlands representatives who’ve hired someone to stand outside their tent dressed as Robin Hood. The poor fellow was still there yesterday lunchtime drenched to his merry tights.
Squeaky ex-footballer Gary Neville, 43, was spotted this week strutting along the beach looking tanned, buff and with a spring in his step, which is perhaps unsurprising.
Councillors have backed his £200million plans to build a horrendous 500ft skyscraper in the centre of Manchester. Remember when players retired to become humble racehorse trainers?
A note on the property spiv’s uniform: the silken pocket square, spilling from every wide boy’s breast poche, like a misdirected sneeze.
Often garishly coloured, always ghastly.
Scanning the Croisette, I’m reminded of the Very Rev Thomas Guthrie’s observation that if you want to know what God thinks of money, look at the contemptible characters he bestows it upon.