He came to my house, can in hand, and we would have a long, liquid dinner and I’d get him another pay rise – Burgess on Johnson

CHARLIE BURGESS, founding sports editor of The Independent and the man who gave Martin Johnson his break in national newspapers, tells the story behind the man.  It was the summer of 1986, shortly before the start of The Independent, when Andreas Whittam Smith, the editor, asked who we had lined up for cricket. He knew … Continue reading He came to my house, can in hand, and we would have a long, liquid dinner and I’d get him another pay rise – Burgess on Johnson