well, there was always a sense of inevitability about press conferences being held at Old Grumpy's Gallery. i would have assumed that it was a given they would be relating to my Dad feeling the need to explain why it is that New Zealanders have been doing something wrong for the last century or so, though. exactly what it could be that they would be doing wrong in his eyes is not an easy thing to narrow down, truthfully - it could relate to the way that the walk on the pavement (he is rather peculiar and specific about this) upwards.
happily, the first of presumably many press conferences did not relate to him or his odd ideas at all, but rather the appointment of the new coach at Tauranga City football club.
Duncan Lowry, the Northern Ireland player who has probably played in more Champions League games than anyone reading this, has returned as coach to the club where he played for a year. having built up a fantastic name and reputation in both the game and in New Zealand in particular, it's quite a scoop for the club to have taken on his services.
all the bigger a bonus that they held the announcement at Old Grumpy's, then!
the appointment and indeed the press conference did make the newspapers too. Dad eventually worked out how to both scan and email the article to me, so here it is for your reading pleasure.
well, reading pleasure bar the incorrect spelling of Middlesbrough in it. beyond that, yes, "idiosyncratic" is one way to describe my Dad's ways!
congratulations to all involved, and best of luck in the league!
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!