Championship Letters 3: Nolberto Solano as Paddington
Not too many can attract applause from all four corners of a ground, but Nolberto Solano’s unlikely new start at Leicester on Saturday provoked a thunderous show of love from Newcastle and Foxes’ fans alike. In this, he resembles more than ever his fellow Peruvian national, Paddington Bear. Diminutive in stature and the kind of person football fans just want to hug, I’m sure he has had many a Jury’s Inn marmalade breakfast forced upon him, no doubt with the result of a very hard stare on each occasion. Both “men” have also seen their image appear on postage stamps in their time.