There's a big spread on her in the Sunday Times sports section this morning which likes look a PR puff. ('Wayne, what can we put in the sports pages over the break?'. 'Karren Brady's PR man sent us this exclusive interview'). Of course, I am sure that in reality Paul Kimmage [who he, ed?] worked very hard to get the story.
Brady could still have a role at Charlton, although I suspect that Gold and Sullivan will split the difference (£50m offered, £80m requested) with the Hampster's owners and secure control at the Boleyn Ground.
The story and the accompanying photo has the following themes:
* Sexy (see main photo and photo in football kit)
* Elegant (see photo at Derby with her mentor)
* Happily married family woman
* Can use four letter words to agents
* But goes to mass every week
* Has survived brain surgery which could have gone wrong or paralysed her
On the last point one has to admire her courage. She is a feisty lady and it's hard for a woman in football. I think that the positives about her outweigh the negatives.
She did spend four years on the Sunday Sport. I have never read this newspaper, but I understand its USP is not sport but pictures of young ladies who are scantily clad or indeed wearing no clothes at all, accompanied by stories of their sexual exploits.
No doubt this sort of thing upsets our local vicar who had a go at the Romans for their Saturnalia festival in his parish newsletter this Christmas. I don't want to get into a whole debate about this particular issue (pornography not Roman orgies), but as far as I know nothing that Gold or Sullivan has done in their publishing activities is illegal. It may not be in the best possible taste, but they are not appealing to readers of the Lady or Prospect.
Enjoy the pix (you have to buy the paper to get the football kit picture) and the interview here: Brady
BTW, it's a bit worrying that she lives in Warwickshire as she sounds like the sort of woman who would come round to my house and yell at me if she didn't like something I had written about her. However, I think she lives up Solihull way (where there are one or two Addicks).