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council
of war
n May wins cabinet backing to challenge Assad
n France’s Macron also considers air strikes
n But Trump adopts calmer tone after threats
by aidan radnedge
ThereSA MAY won backing from her ‘war cabinet’
last night to take action against Syria, amid reports that
the crews of royal navy vessels heading to the region
are on standby to fire cruise missiles.
The prime minister debated military intervention for
more than two hours as no.10 refused to comment on
claims she will approve immediate Tomahawk strikes.
French president emmanuel Macron was also
weighing up an attack but Donald Trump took
a more measured tone after his stern threats
Force: hms astute has been sent within range of syria picture: epa
allies:
emmanuel
macron,
theresa
may and
donald
trump
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n Worst A&E waiting times on record Page 2 » n Rochdale abuse scandal: Ex-council chief suspended
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2 metro friday, april 13, 2018
royal visitor for
recovering duke
Princess Anne yesterday
paid a visit to the duke of
edinburgh as he recovers from
a hip operation.
the Princess royal, who
spent about 50 minutes at
London’s private King edward
Vii hospital, said her father
was ‘on good form’. she was
the first of the family to visit
him after he had the planned
procedure on April 4.
Buckingham Palace said the
96-year-old was in ‘good
spirits’ and ‘progressing
satisfactorily’.
it is expected he will need
the support of crutches for up
to six weeks as he recovers.
a&e faces ‘eternal winter’
after worst waits on record
WAiTinG times in under-pressure
A&e departments last month were the
longest since records began.
Just 84.6 per cent of patients were
seen by staff within four hours and
only 76.4 per cent received treatment
within that time.
The March statistics released by
nhS england also mean 2017/18 is
now confirmed as the worst year since
records began in 2003/04. it was hoped
performance would recover after a
winter that saw heavy snow and high
by Jennifer cockerell
rates of flu and norovirus. Dr nick
Scriven, president of the Society for
Acute Medicine, said the figures ‘are
the clearest indication yet of the eternal winter we now face in the nhS’.
The new statistics also show the
number of patients waiting more than
a year for non-emergency treatment
has topped 2,000 for the first time
since August 2012.
Senior vice president of the royal
College of Surgeons, ian eardley, said
it was ‘completely unacceptable’ that
worst-affected areas had seen cancer
operations cancelled. Planning for next
winter must start now, he added.
royal College of nursing head Janet
Davies said it was ‘shameful’ more
than 75,000 A&e patients were kept
on trolleys for up to 12 hours last
month, with more than 850 stuck for
longer than 12 hours.
ian Dalton, head of nhS improvement, said: ‘April tends to mark the
point where pressures start to decrease,
but we cannot be complacent.’
nhS england said: ‘The March figures confirm what was widely reported
at the time – the nhS continued to
experience severe winter pressures.’
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raid ‘breached privacy’
BBC coverage of a police raid on sir
Cliff richard’s home was a ‘flagrant’
breach of his privacy rights, the High
Court heard yesterday.
the singer’s lawyers said he should
be paid ‘very substantial’
compensation after suffering
‘profound and long-lasting damage’
because of the reporting.
police searched the singer’s
apartment in sunningdale,
Berkshire, in august 2014 following
an allegation of sexual assault.
the BBC says it was tipped off
about the raid and was reporting it
in the public interest.
Gavin millar QC said it was the
corporation’s case that sir Cliff
could not have a ‘reasonable
expectation of privacy’ in the
situation.
sir Cliff was in court as his legal
team argued the coverage was ‘a
very serious invasion of his privacy
for which there was no lawful
justification’.
in a written statement to the court,
Justin rushbrooke QC complained
of television cameras being used to
‘spy into someone’s home’.
mr rushbrooke said the BBC had
used a helicopter, adding the
broadcasts and other publications
were on any view ‘hugely intrusive’.
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friday, april 13, 2018 metro 3
mexican wave of a-listers as gwyn’s girls gather
leading lady:
gwyneth paltrow at
airport as she gets
set for her hen
party in mexico
pictures: hem/backgrid
entourage: cameron diaz is said to
have booked a private jet for 12 guests
GWYneth PaltroW and her a-list
chums are getting ready to party as the
hollywood star’s wedding approaches.
Paltrow and her entourage were
spotted touching down in mexico. Pal
Cameron Diaz, who has been put in
charge of her hen do, is there.
she reportedly booked a private jet for
12 guests, including British designer
stella mcCartney.
Paltrow, who is keeping the details of
her wedding to producer Brad Falchuk,
47, under wraps, has said she considers
it her first, having eloped with first
husband Chris martin.
she said: ‘i’m excited about everything!
i’ve never had a wedding before. so even
though i’m 45, i sort of feel like a 21year-old.
‘it’s kind of fun to talk about with my
girlfriends. they’re as excited as i am.’
meghan’s sister
vents her anger
at wedding snub
by andrei harmsworth
MeGhAn MArkle’S ‘humanity’
has been called into question by her
half-sister who has not been invited
to the royal wedding next month.
estranged Samantha Grant, 52,
vented her disappointment on social
media after Meghan and Prince
harry chose their own list of 600
guests, with a further 1,200 asked to
help celebrate when they tie the knot
on May 19 at St George’s Chapel,
Windsor Castle.
Feeling snubbed, Meghan’s sibling tweeted: ‘out of respect and
humanitarianism, the Markles
should be invited if 2,000 complete
strangers are.
‘our uncle, brother, me, best
estranged: samantha and meghan
friend of 30 years, nephews. our
issue is not a matter of closeness.
Family is family.’
her outburst comes after the Florida-based sister was adamant that
their dad Thomas should walk the
former Suits actress down the aisle.
The MS sufferer previously fretted about being snubbed, tweeting:
‘The Markle family is looking forward to our wedding invite. no one
has one yet. Still waiting.’
Although the royal couple have
yet to reveal if 73-year-old Mr Markle, who lives in Mexico, will get
the honour, Ms Grant has been
insistent saying: ‘Yes he is, God forbid unless a plane crashes through
his roof, he’ll be there one way or
the other.’
Mr Markle has signalled he is
brushing up on Meghan’s adoptive
country after being pictured reading
a book about british history.
The
36-year-old
American
actress’s mum Doria is definitely
due at the midday nuptials after
being dubbed ‘amazing’ by her 33year-old future son-in-law.
4 metro friday, april 13, 2018
JereMY CorbYn has signalled
possible opposition to british strikes
on Syria – as he demanded MPs be
given the chance to vote before Theresa
May orders any new military action.
Mr Corbyn (pictured), a former
chairman of the Stop The War Coalition, previously voted against britain’s
wars in iraq and Afghanistan as well as
against proposed military action
against Syria in 2013 and 2016.
he highlighted failures in iraq as he
insisted yesterday that
MPs should have their
say – and warned that
‘bombing now could
escalate the conflict
beyond belief’.
he said: ‘Parliament
must be consulted on
this. Surely the lessons of iraq, the lessons that came there
from the Chilcot
by aidan radnedge
report, are that there’s got to be a
proper process of consultation.
‘The dangers of bombing now could
escalate the conflict beyond belief –
just imagine if an American missile
shoots down a russian plane or vice
versa. Where do we go from there?’
liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince
Cable demanded Parliament be
recalled to vote on the crisis, telling
the bbC: ‘The position is a very dangerous one because of russian involvement – also because we have an erratic
president of the United States.’
Mr Corbyn said the alleged chemical
attack in Douma was ‘disgraceful’, but
added: ‘There has to be a political solution’. he said no
action should be
taken until a United
nations investigation is complete.
assad in ‘full control’ of rebel
area hit by chemical attack
sYrian government forces have
seized ‘full control’ of war-torn
eastern Ghouta, russia’s defence
ministry said yesterday.
now that troops have retaken
Douma there are no more rebelheld neighbourhoods in the
suburban area near Damascus,
claimed maj Gen Yuri Yevtushenko.
‘the raised state flag over a
building in Douma has heralded
control over this settlement and,
hence, over entire eastern
Ghouta,’ said the officer, who is
head of the russian centre for
reconciliation in syria.
russian military police have been
sent in to support syrian forces,
maj Gen Yevtushenko added.
the last rebels in Douma began to
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angry tweet:
donald trump
The US and russia were on the brink of a direct
military confrontation last night as both sides
ratcheted up their threats over Syria.
Donald Trump announced air strikes ‘will
be coming’ to the middle-eastern nation following the alleged gas attack on civilians by
president bashar al-Assad’s Moscowbacked troops.
it came after russia’s ambassador to Syria’s neigh-
by daniel binns
bour lebanon warned that missiles – and US
jets firing them – would be shot down by the
forces of president Vladimir Putin (pictured).
Mr Trump tweeted: ‘russia vows to shoot
down any and all missiles fired at Syria.
‘Get ready russia, because they will be
Continued on Page 5 »
picture: ap
Threat: Our report yesterday after
donald trump’s initial angry tweet
poised fo
British ships and planes prepared for action
» Continued from Page 1
Retaken: syrian flag paraded in street
surrender hours after the suspected
chemical attack on the area that left
at least 40 people dead on saturday.
Government forces are believed
to have committed the outrage.
iran’s press tV last night
showed footage that it claimed
showed jubilant crowds waving the
syrian flag in Douma’s streets.
on Wednesday. The US president
tweeted: ‘never said when an attack
on Syria would take place. Could be
very soon or not so soon at all!
‘in any event, the US, under my
administration, has done a great job
of ridding the region of iSiS. Where
is our “Thank you America?”.’
US defence secretary Jim Mattis
insisted ‘no decision’ had yet been
taken on military action. And he said
the US was ‘assessing the evidence’
over the suspected chemical attack
on Saturday that enraged Mr Trump.
Mr Macron said he would make a
decision on strikes ‘in due course’.
but he said France had evidence
that a gas attack was indeed behind
the deaths of 40 people, including
children, in Douma. he said: ‘We
have proof that chemical weapons
were used, at least chlorine.’
After the cabinet meeting, no.10
said ministers had agreed to ‘take
action’ but gave no details of any
proposed military intervention.
They want to ‘deter the further use
of chemical weapons’ by Syrian
president bashar al-Assad’s regime,
a spokesman added.
british submarines including
friday, april 13, 2018 metro 5
air power: engineers inspect.
a tornado at raF marham.
yesterday and (inset) fuel tanks.
for the jets picture: geOFF rObinsOn.
r attack
as France says it has proof of gas atrocity
hMS Astute were spotted yesterday
in the eastern Mediterranean, while
engineers inspected Tornado jets at
rAF Marham in norfolk.
Syria’s key ally russia warned that
our sailors would have to ‘live with’
the damage air strikes could do.
Foreign ministry spokesman Maria
Zakharova said: ‘on these boats,
young guys who don’t even know
what fate they prepare for Syria and
what fate Theresa May prepares for
them. She can apologise later – and
they live with it.’
German chancellor Angela Merkel
indicated she would not join military
action against Mr Assad’s regime.
Foreign secretary boris Johnson
abruptly pulled out of an appearance
at a press conference with German
counterpart heiko Maas after they
met yesterday. he said it was so he
could get back for the cabinet talks.
Turkish president Tayyip erdogan
spoke to both Mr Trump and russian
leader Vladimir Putin by phone.
After Mr Trump’s threat to attack
and russia’s warning that US jets
would be shot down, Mr erdogan
said Syria was becoming a ‘wrestling
ground’. but his foreign ministry said
it strongly suspected ‘murderer’ Mr
Assad of gassing people in Douma.
poisonings:
nerve agent
tests prove
uk was right
by dominic yeatman
boriS JohnSon has pledged to
‘stamp out’ the use of chemical weapons after international inspectors
confirmed a nerve agent poisoned
Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
The experts did not publicly confirm
it was novichok but said it was the
same as that claimed by the Uk, and
that it had an ‘almost complete
absence’ of impurities.
The organisation for the Prohibition
of Chemical Weapons (oPCW) did
not identify who made it, but the
foreign secretary said only russia had
the ‘means, motive and record’.
‘We will now work tirelessly with
our partners to help stamp out the grotesque use of weapons of this kind,’ Mr
Johnson said. ‘We have called a session
of the oPCW executive council next
Wednesday to discuss next steps. The
kremlin must give answers.’
oPCW analysts, based in The
hague, took blood samples from the
Skripals as they were treated in Salisbury hospital after the March
4 poisoning. its summary
said: ‘The oPCW team
confirm the findings of
the [Uk] relating to the
identity of the toxic
chemical that was
used in Salisbury. The
name and structure of
the identified toxic
chemical are contained in
the full classified report.’
russia later ridiculed the
embassy snub:
yulia skripal ap
‘information war’: maria zakharova
number of theories over the poisoning
in western media.
‘everyone knows about the Uk’s
information warfare against russia
over the Skripal case,’ said spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
She said the Uk was disregarding
‘international law, diplomatic rules
and principles, and… human ethics’.
russia yesterday accused the Uk of
trying to ‘block Yulia from the outside
world’ after a statement from the 33year-old declined help from its
embassy. She has been interviewed by police and moved to
a secure location after being
released from hospital earlier
this week.
‘We would like to make
sure that the statement
really belongs to Yulia,’
the embassy said. ‘So
far, we doubt it much. The
text has been composed in
a special way so as to support
official statements made by
british authorities.’
6 metro friday, april 13, 2018
super powers:
matthew reeve
with five-yearold Jasper
thornton-Jones
at the new
spinal centre
neurOkinex
Behind bars: neil acourt pa
lawrence
suspect told
to pay £6k
a former suspect in the
stephen Lawrence murder has
been told to repay £6,000 from
the proceeds of a drugs ring or
face a further four months
behind bars.
neil acourt was jailed for six
years and three months last
february for conspiracy to
supply Class B drugs as part of a
£750,000 criminal scheme. He
was said to have been the ‘man
at the top’ of
a two-year
plot involving
dozens of
trips from
London to
the south
shields area,
ferrying
drugs up and
taking cash
back.
the 42year-old, of
1999: at stephen
eltham,
lawrence inquiry
south-east
London, was arrested in relation
to the racist attack on 18-yearold stephen, who was stabbed to
death by a gang of white men at
a bus stop in eltham in 1993, but
the case against him was
discontinued.
at kingston crown court
yesterday acourt, a father-ofone also known as neil stuart,
was said to have £6,000 of
realisable assets and was told by
a judge to repay that or face four
more months in jail.
son of superman’s quest
to help paralysed children
by flora thompson
iT was definitely a job for Superman.
or at any rate, his son.
Matthew reeve, whose father
Christopher is synonymous with the
superhero, yesterday opened the Uk’s
first spinal cord rehabilitation clinic
for paralysed children.
And he met a real mini-hero, beaming five-year-old Jasper ThorntonJones, who is being treated after suffering a spinal stroke.
Christopher reeve played Clark
kent in four Superman movies, but
became a quadriplegic after being
thrown from a horse in 1995. he died in
2004, at 52, having spent the rest of his
life campaigning for spinal cord injury
action hero: reeve as superman
sufferers. Matthew, 38, yesterday
launched neurokinex kids in Crawley,
West Sussex – a £300,000 clinic offering state-of-the art therapies to stimulate nerve and muscle movement. it is
part of neurokinex Gatwick, the only
affiliation to the Christopher and Dana
reeve Foundation’s neurorecovery
network outside the US.
The new centre can treat 20 children
a day using treatments it claims are not
available anywhere else in europe.
locomotor training involves suspending the patient above a treadmill to
practise standing and stepping. neuromuscular electrical stimulation uses
electrical pulses to prompt muscle
contractions.
Mr reeve said the treatment of US
patients has brought benefits ranging
from ‘enhanced physical health and
quality of life to standing and even
stepping’.
Some 40,000 people in the Uk have
a spinal cord injury and there are 1,000
new cases a year.
support: matthew with his father rex
thomas storms the barricades with power of comedy
Masterclass:
mark thomas
lampoons israelis
and palestinians
steve ullathOrne
m
ArK thoMAs is
probably the only
comedian with the
front to set up a
comedy club in the
Palestinian West Bank city of
Jenin, a place synonymous with
the sorrow of conflict and
occupation. this brave and funny
show, which arrives for a twoweek run in east London, is the
story of that potty idea.
it’s told by thomas with a
passion for the plight of the
Palestinian people, and also by
two comedians, Faisal Abu
Alhayjaa and Alaa shehada, who
thomas first encountered in his
unlikely Jenin comedy workshop.
it was here, in a refugee camp’s
theatre which, says thomas
review
showtime From the Frontline,
theatre royal stratford east,
london
HHHH✩
by John nathan
gleefully, ‘has f*** all to do with
Bob geldof’, that he taught the
principles of comedy to budding
male and female comics.
Vividly described by thomas,
the workshop comes across as a
comedy masterclass. And for a
moment you wonder whether he
was teaching not so much
universal truths about comedy
but, slightly more imperially, the
British sense of humour.
still, the moment where the
videoed performances by these
young Palestinians are projected
on to a screen is testament to
the value of thomas’s project.
Before the Palestinian public
were allowed in, the morality of
the material first had to be
judged by representatives of the
Palestinian Authority. And here
the pomposity of that process is
delightfully lampooned by
thomas and his friends. their
lesson – that comedy subverts
authority, whether it’s Palestinian
or israeli – is a potent one.
Where thomas’s unequivocal
stance might have resulted in an
evening of preachy sermonising in
less skilful hands, what we get is
a funny, touching and humanising
view of Palestinian society.
friday, april 13, 2018 metro 7
in brief
driver who broke
ban is sent to jail
A drinK-driVer seen getting
behind the wheel of his car
minutes after being handed a
12-month ban has been jailed.
Michael Bedwell climbed into
his Jaguar X-type on tuesday
after admitting driving while
one-and-a-half times over the
limit on March 22 – but he was
spotted by police and arrested.
the chef, 62, of ninfield, east
sussex, was yesterday jailed
for 16 weeks and had his ban
extended to 25 months for
‘blatantly disregarding’ the
earlier order made at hastings
magistrates’ court.
Great tits become
bolder in the city
Birds in cities are far more
aggressive than their country
cousins, research shows.
great tits were played a
recording of the species’ song
to make them think there was
an intruder on their turf.
city dwellers were by far the
most hostile when it came to
defending their territory,
Aberystwyth university
scientists found. dr sam
hardman said: ‘urban birds
flew towards the speaker
35.34 seconds faster than
rural birds and approached
1.63m closer.’
revolt as bank pays £21m
to firm run by boss’s wife
by kalyeena makortoff
MeTro bAnk chairman Vernon hill
faces an embarrassing shareholder
rebellion after an investor complained
about £21million of payments to his
wife’s architecture firm.
royal london Asset Management
will vote against the re-election of
founder Mr hill when the bank, which
has no connection to this newspaper,
holds its annual general meeting.
The investor criticised payments to
Shirley hill’s firm interArch, which
received £21million between 2010 and
2017. it was handed £4.6million last
year for architectural services and saw a
branding, marketing and advertising
deal renewed in January.
‘in a year when large corporate failures dominate the headlines, boardrooms should pay especially close
attention to related party transactions,’
royal london said.
American Mr hill stepped down as
chairman of US-based Commerce
bancorp after business deals with
firms linked to relatives came under
scrutiny from regulators.
royal london said the payments to
interArch were especially concerning
in the light of his history. it also said
Family fortunes:
metro bank
chairman vernon
hill, his wife
shirley and their
dog duffy
picture: rex
Metro bank’s attitude to pay ‘looks
opaque at best’ after Mr hill received
£496,667 last year, up from £405,000.
Chief executive Craig Donaldson
took home £1.5million. Metro bank
said its audit committee ‘has strong
review processes conducted by authoritative independent third parties’ to
ensure fair terms with interArch.
it said pay calculations were ‘trans-
parent and clearly articulated’. royal
london Asset Management has only a
0.44 per cent stake in Metro bank.
but its comments may alarm other
investors ahead of the April 24 AGM.
by berny torre
A FliGhT attendant was found to be
more than ten times over the permitted
alcohol limit after getting trollied on
vodka miniatures.
Patricia Casey, 51, downed the
equivalent of eight pub measures of
the spirit while working on a british
Airways flight from Singapore.
A passenger reported her after smelling alcohol on her breath and she was
arrested when the boeing 787 touched
down at london’s heathrow airport.
blood tests two hours later showed
she had 201mg of alcohol in 100ml of
blood. That is ten times the legal limit
of 20mg allowed for air crew and two
and a half times the drink-drive limit.
At Uxbridge magistrates’ court,
Casey admitted drinking on duty on
February 21, ending an ‘unblemished’
21-year career as a flight attendant.
She cried as the court heard she had
‘self-medicated’ with alcohol during a
divorce from her husband of 18 years.
Jasbir kaur, prosecuting, said Casey
told her cabin services manager ‘she
had not had any food or drink’ on
board the flight.
but once removed to a private room
in the terminal, she admitting guzzling
the vodka to police.
Ms kaur said: ‘She informed one of
the officers that she had been very silly
and it was her fault and she had drunk
four vodka miniatures on duty during
the course of the flight.’
Shan Yaqub, mitigating, said Casey
would lose her job and be unable to
work in the industry again. he said:
‘She has been a flight attendant for
trollied
Drunk flight attendant was TEN times limit
shame: patricia casey, who downed
vodka while working on a britsh
airways flight, outside court swns/pa
over 21 years, she has an unblemished
record, she has never had any issues in
the past for her behaviour.
‘She was going through a messy
divorce at the time, she has been in a
relationship for 18 years, she has had
two children with her partner. She
decided to self medicate and was
drinking more than she should have
and on this occasion drank at work.’
Mr Yaqub added: ‘There’s no suggestion this affected her behaviour. it’s
simply that someone smelt alcohol on
her breath and reported her.’
Casey, of Camberley in Surrey, was
fined £300 and ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85 as well as a £30
victim surcharge.
friday, april 13, 2018 metro 9
‘lover killed
by cocaine
in sex act’
a top German plastic surgeon
is under arrest after his lover was
killed by cocaine as she
performed oral sex.
it is alleged that, in similar
encounters, Dr andreas
niederbichler gave the drug to
three more women who reported
being ill but suffered no serious
after effects.
police
believe the 42year-old
sprinkled it
on his penis.
the surgeon
(pictured),
who has been
charged with
bodily harm
leading to
death, used an online dating site
for sexual partners.
it is alleged a 38-year-old
woman was involved in
consensual oral sex in february
when she collapsed at his flat. she
died soon after in hospital.
prosecutors say she was given
cocaine without her knowledge.
Dr niederbichler is being held in
a secure drug dependency unit.
He is chief physician at the
ameos Hospital in Halberstadt,
according to German media.
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respect, cop
urges family
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for henry vincent.
were removed for a.
fourth time picture: pa.
A PoliCe chief has told the family of
burglar henry Vincent that they should
respect residents after a shrine to him
was ripped down for a fourth time
by angry locals.
Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Sir Craig Mackey said yesterday
he would have preferred loved ones not
to have laid flowers – but added they too
had suffered a ‘tragedy’.
he called for an end to ‘intimidation’
after supporters of richard osbornbrooks removed the tributes outside the
78-year-old’s home in hither
Green, south-east london.
The pensioner was arrested on
suspicion of murdering 37-yearold Vincent while defending his
home last week before being
released without charge.
Sir Craig said lewisham Council was
considering what to
do with the tributes
and cards.
he said: ‘This
is a tragedy for
the family who
have lost a loved
‘Tragedy’: met
police chief sir
craig mackey getty
by iZZy lyons
one. it is also a tragedy for the homeowner forced to take the action he did.
‘it would have been preferable if the
pavement had remained clear and the
area had not become the focus of disruption which then needed police resources
to manage.
‘We want those laying flowers to
respect the local people and the impact
on them. Those opposed to the flowers
should act responsibly, respectfully and
reasonably.’
he said police are still hunting for
another man, billy Jeeves, in connection with the burglary.
Supporters of Mr osborn-brooks
yesterday proposed a ‘peaceful protest’ urging Vincent’s family
to stop ‘taunting’ them
with flowers.
Stephenlangley-hart,
72, said: ‘They have
the right to grieve
even given the circumstances but it
could be done in a
better way. it’s not
terribly nice to
have this thing
opposite the house.
it is a provocation.’
nine arrests, one a boy of 14, in
crackdown on violent drug gang
poLiCe say they have dealt a
‘massive blow’ to a violent crime
gang after arresting nine people,
including a 14-year-old boy, in a
series of raids.
they also seized a Škorpion
machine gun, ammunition, cash
and suspected class a drugs in an
operation involving 200 officers.
some of those arrested are
believed to be senior figures in the
mDp crack cocaine and heroindealing gang, which has been
linked to several murders,
scotland Yard said. Det insp
Driss Hayoukane claimed the
outfit had ‘corrupted children’ by
using them to ‘ferry drugs’. the
Raids: Officers lead a suspect away
suspects – six men and three
women aged 14 to 49 – are being
held on suspicion of drug and
firearms offences.
the raids in the northolt,
Greenford, fulham and
Brentford areas of west London
were carried out late on
wednesday. the operation was
the result of six months of
planning by the met police’s
anti-gang trident unit.
one address had been
‘cuckooed’, when criminals take
over a vulnerable person’s or
addict’s flat to sell drugs.
met Commissioner Cressida
Dick was earlier on patrol in
Hackney, east London, where
gang tensions are high after a
spate of stabbings. she said the
arrested suspects had caused
‘devastation’ in communities.
12 metro friday, april 13, 2018
graffiti won’t make your
car logo faster, Biebs...
a n d r e i H a r m s w o rt H ’ s
JUstin BieBer doesn’t exactly believe in
‘park’n’hide’ after being spotted driving
around Beverly hills in a graffiti-daubed
lamborghini.
Flash the cash: Justin
the supercar, already sprayed a rare turquoise
colour, now has the words ‘cash only’ painted on the
in his daubed lambo
side – thought to be the work of his photographer
x17
pal Joe termini, who uses the phrase in his
creations.
the graffiti was spotted as Biebs, 24, left a meeting at the
hillsong Church, where he bumped into his on-off girlfriend
selena Gomez, 25. earlier his suspected new squeeze, model
Baskin Champion, 22, was seen tottering up to his front door.
hazza fans feel white at home
iF anYone felt the sparkly pink suit
harry styles wore at london’s o2 was
blinding, he felt the same about his essex
b
ffans. Discovering that many of the
audience hailed from essex, hazza, 24,
a
quipped: ‘i can see all your teeth at the
q
back.’ When he encountered an admirer
b
ffrom romania, he exclaimed: ‘i have no
id
dea what you’re saying. i thought you
were from Bolton.’
w
mabel has her own a-gender
MABeL, proving to be a
popular support act for
harry styles, is flipping
gender stereotypes in her
songs.
speaking exclusively to
guilty Pleasures, the 21year-old said: ‘the male
gaze, it’s just f***ing rife,
isn’t it? i feel like i live my
whole life under the male
gaze. A lot of r’n’b, music in
general, is from that
perspective. What i’m
good at is telling the
other side of the story
from a young female
perspective – we’re
half the population,
we’re quite important.’
Zayn: i won’t target
gigi with kiss’n’tell
It just complicates things, admits former 1D hunk
Z
AYn has broken his silence
over his ex-girlfriend Gigi
hadid, and promised not to
target the US model with a
break-up track.
The Pillowtalk singer, who famously
broke off his engagement to little
Mix’s Perrie edwards in 2015, admitted
that taking revenge in public can be
‘embarrassing’.
Zayn was speaking for the first
time since he and 22-year-old
Gigi announced their split in
March, after more than two
years together. on the subject
of musical kiss’n’tells, he said:
‘it’s not always the wisest thing to
new single let Me – which features a
do. it just complicates things, so i
Gigi lookalike in the video. ‘i think
tend not to do that any more, i
my confidence has grown in the last
just keep it to myself.’
year and a half,’ the 25-year-old told
Airing his previous behaviour,
radio 1’s nick Grimshaw. ‘it’s a bit
the ex-one Direction star said: ‘i’ll
different to my last record,
be having a conversation with
it’s matured.
somebody, maybe a little
‘i didn’t know what was
argument with them and then
going on for a while. i
[i’ll] throw it in their face –
was just putting out a
“Well i wrote that song about
record and not being as
you, so see you later”.’
prominent as i wanted
After battles with stage
to be. but this time i
solo
star:
zayn
fright, Zayn now feels
really believe in what’s
is promoting his
more self-assured and
going on, so i want to
yesterday released his
convey that to my fans.’
comeback ap
friday, april 13, 2018 metro 13
with Tom Stichbury
@Metro_Showbiz
mariah
CareY managed
to turn her frown
upside-down to
celebrate her toyboy
Bryan tanaka’s 35th
birthday in Beverly hills
on Wednesday – hours
after the 48-year-old
revealed that she has
been secretly treated
for a lengthy battle
with bipolar
disorder.
chatty alan
l e a ds t h e
specs ravers
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presenter richard Bac and tv
on found
the perfect watering
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their headline-making e following
rev
the pair joined celebs elations.
all saint nicole appleto including
emilia Fox and broadc n, actress
aster victoria
Derbyshire at the ma
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day launch of the new oth threeWhite City
house.
earlier this week 41-yea
revealed that adele offi r-old Carr
wedding to Paul Draytociated at his
n in January,
while former Blue Pet
er sta
Bacon, 42, spoke abo r
ut his
difficulties with aDhD.
sophie ellis-Bextor, Joh
Bishop, the Feeling and n
Davina mcCall were also
spotted at Wednesda
y’s
booze-fuelled
reception to showcase
the converted former
BBC headquarters in
west london.
the Grade ii-listed
building now boasts
a 45-bedroom hotel
a pleasure to Beeb
and members’
here: alan carr, and
club, a cinema, a
rooftop pool and a
bacon with victoria derbyshire
24,000 sq ft gym.
getty/gc
the
gutter
not always
charlize angels
Have we got
Muse for you...
liam denies
‘new baby’ talk
Charlize
theron admits
to ‘bad days’ with her
adopted kids. theron,
42, said that in the
‘tantrum stages’
Jackson, six, and twoyear-old august can
be ‘little assholes’.
Muse whipped
fans into a frenzy
by tweeting their plans
for 2018: ‘to make a
few songs, probably a
new album as well, put
out a couple of singles,
and we’ll do like five or
six shows...’
liam PaYne has
played down talk
that he and Cheryl are
trying for a second
baby. the 24-yearold, dad to one-yearold Bear, insisted: ‘no,
that’s not true. it’s
not happening.’
versace drama blundered over
y Donatella
madonna’s role, says
donAteLLA VersAce says
a key character is missing
from the controversial tV series
about the murder of her brother
gianni – Madonna.
the platinum italian, played by
Penélope cruz in American
crime story: the Assassination
of gianni Versace, revealed that
just after the 1997 killing she
drove to the designer’s Miami
mansion where ‘Madonna was
waiting for me inside’.
claiming that the omission of
Madge was a major error in the
show, donatella, 62, said: ‘she
was trying to comfort me. there
were FBi agents everywhere.
they interrogated each of us...
my brother had just been
Material girls:
madge and
donatella rex
murdered, and we were being
treated like suspects.’
she won’t forgive producer
ryan Murphy for making the
series, telling W magazine: ‘i still
get as angry as i did on the first
day when people want to make
money with lies about gianni.’
AMAzing act of honour from
a guy on the late Jubilee line
train last tuesday. he saw a
man smack a woman’s bottom
as she got off and was quick
to stick up for a complete
stranger. Manners and
decency.
Me And Every Other Person
In The Carriage, Baker Street
thAnK You to the staff at
Angel station for returning my
lost college assignment. it was
a life-saver as i didn’t have any
copies saved!
Mike Newman, London
thAnKs to Linda P who found
my debit card in the car park
and posted it through my letter
box. i didn’t even know i’d lost
it! saved me a huge hassle.
Kathleen, Glasgow
thAnK you all who helped me
when i collapsed on the train
to Liverpool street from
chelmsford. i was rushed to st
Barts with a suspected heart
attack, but am on the mend.
Anon
thAnKs to the lady on the bus
who, instead of pulling a face,
gave me a cough sweet and
sympathy.
Clare, Stockport
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what’s sexist about
women-only clubs?
But only wealthy can take advantage of them
n Are women-only clubs sexist (Metro
Trends, Thu)? Definitely not. Men and
women are different and both sexes need
their own ‘time and space’ with their
gender. Crack on ladies and enjoy.
Roy, Stockport
n of course there is a need for womenonly clubs and how could they be
considered sexist when the hundreds if
not thousands of male-only clubs are
often considered to be acceptable and a
vital part of our society? Why the double
standard? if men have them, why
shouldn’t women?
Zoe, London
n Women-only members’ clubs are fine.
They are private and the demand
suggests they are wanted. if people
disagree, they simply do not have to join.
Trey, London
n The founders of women-only club
The Wing, lauren kassan and Audrey
Gelman, should not deceive themselves
by claiming they are promoting the cause
of equality. it is highly unlikely that
poorly paid women without high-status
employment will be eligible to join their
well-off sisters at the london branch.
And what is the club’s policy relating
to trans+ women? Ms kassan and Ms
Gelman are reproducing the worst
characteristics of the traditional
gentlemen’s clubs they claim to
challenge.
Keeley-Jasmine, London
n Confused! is this a rich women’s club
or designed to advance gender equality?
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are getting
the natural look
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Join the club:
lauren kassan (left)
and audrey gelman
founded the wing
t
are women-only
members’ clubs sexist?
he billboards went up overnight last
week. From Shoreditch to kensington,
against a backdrop of millennial pink,
they proclaimed ‘The Wing is Coming’.
A phenomenon in the US, The
Wing is a private members’ club for women; a
co-working space dedicated to women-only
networking and helping to further careers
through a kind of informal sisterhood. it was the
brainchild of thirtysomethings Audrey Gelman
The coming of The Wing – dubbed ‘a throne
away from home’ – means the phenomenon has
well and truly arrived, says Nicole Mowbray
(longtime best friend of lena Dunham) and tech
star lauren kassan.
Since the club’s launch in new York in 2016,
it’s had more than 13,000 applications for just a
few thousand spaces across its four clubs (three
in new York and the newest outpost, which
opens today in Georgetown, Washington DC)
and in January, the waiting list to join was 8,000
strong. but it has also been investigated by the
new York City Commission on human rights
for possible discrimination violations, prompting
social media support via #iStandWithTheWing.
nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped it from
coming to the Uk – it’s due to open here at the
end of this year. And The Wing is not the only
women-only members’ club to open on these
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metro
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if the idea is to help women with
networking and careers, why is it only
aimed at the already rich? it’s your choice
but be clear and don’t hide behind what
is a key issue.
Sue, Birmingham
n i’ve never had any wish to join a
men-only club; until now. Anon, London
n how is The Wing club allowed to ban
men but all-male clubs are taken to court
by women for being sexist?
Mark, Swindon
n both women-only and men-only
membership clubs should be actively
encouraged but equally both fined
heavily for any inappropriate behaviour.
There is nothing wrong in creating
environments where people feel more
comfortable and can perform to their
best but it works both ways.
Anon
and another thing...
n Quite apart from the massively
crass placing of the flowers for the
dead burglar in hither green (Metro,
thu), why have these public
displays of grief? that house he
burgled was not the best place to
place the flowers; it is in the family
home, or on his grave. A few years
ago, a local lad was killed in a road
accident near my house. A nearby
bus shelter was unusable for
several weeks due it becoming
a personal monument. Please,
keep your grief to yourself.
christopher dean, essex
n Anon (Metrotalk, thu), i agree it
was right theresa May and donald
trump weren’t invited to Meghan
Markle and Prince harry’s wedding
but why were the obamas not
asked? they both do a lot of good
work, plus they have remained
friends with the royal family. or
no ’copters: the 1933 king kong film
would an invite to the obamas be
seen as a snub to Mr trump?
Please, send an invite to Barack
and Michelle!
Royal&obamaFan, london
n Anna smith made a great choice
of movie monsters (Metro scene,
Wed) but King Kong swiping at
helicopters in 1933? You are mixing
up movies. it was biplanes.
Martin simms, chadderton
friday, april 13, 2018 metro 15
don’t mess:.
roger mercer with.
half-marathon.
medals. he was.
training for one.
when muggers took.
him on chester.
standard/swns.
rush-hou r c rU sh
love is all around us, as shown by the messages left by our commuter cupids. are
they talking about you? Don’t forget to tell us if you get together
Midnight last Friday, you got
out at London Fields. We
spoke of theatre, percussion
and mice. You clasped my
hand with yours as we said
bye. i had a white woolly hat.
You were coming from a play.
coffee?
Frederick, Enfield
A scot called christopher.
tall with cool, clear-rimmed
glasses. You’re the smart
dresser that gets on at
chillingham road. i actually
spoke to you after some
dutch courage to say i’d
admired you from afar a few
weeks ago. Wish i’d got your
number. Brunette To Blonde
Hair, 5ft 3in And Slim In The
Black Shirt Dress, Newcastle
to the guy with black hair,
beard, grey rucksack and a
blue rangers rain jacket on
the train from gillingham on
Monday morning. We made
eye contact and you gave me
the cutest smile. Fancy a pint
Dark-Haired
sometime?
Muscly Plumber, London
to the stunning ukrainian
woman in long white boots
and newcastle t-shirt on the
bus to Penge at 5pm. chicken
Kiev is my fav dish – care to
share?
Yellow Suit Gent, London
love to take you on a date and
eat doritos and drink
Mountain dew with you.
Fedora’d Gentleman In
Trenchcoat, Glasgow
hAndsoMe man in red tartan
shirt (and occasionally
glasses) reading Mr china in
the quiet carriage of the 6pm
from King’s cross to
edinburgh on tuesday. You
looked at me and i wished
i had smiled back more.
Woman With Auburn Hair
And Blue Cardigan Opposite
to the tall androgynous
german person on the train,
i tip my fedora to you. i would
Text CRUSH followed by your
Rush-Hour Crush, name and
where you live to 65700.
Standard network charge applies
all about money, not passenger comfort
we salute a brave disabled veteran
n Well done to brave wheelchair-using army veteran roger mercer for
fighting off thugs who tried to steal his mobile on a canal path (metro,
Anon
Wed). i hope those cowards have learned a lesson about decency.
n Good on him. he should be congratulated on his actions. hopefully the
Simon Jay, Cambridge
thugs have been taught a valuable lesson.
n Keith asks why passengers are
now called ‘customers’ (Metrotalk,
Wed). As a passenger, the train or
bus company has to show some
responsibility for your comfort
and provide a service. As a
‘customer’, you are there simply
to be marketed to and their
interest in you finishes when they
have succeeded in collecting
money from you for whatever
they are trying to sell. the
problem is that the customers
expect to get the journey that
they have paid for, even if it is
inconvenient for the company to
provide it.
Jeffrey, surbiton
n i expect bus passengers
became customers for the same
reason nhs patients became
service users. someone sat in an
office with nothing better to do
and thought it up to justify their
job.
alan, leeds
n to all people who abuse bus
drivers, we are only human and
doing our jobs. When you don’t
have any oyster credit it’s not our
fault, it’s you being irresponsible.
We don’t come to your workplace
and abuse you.
Mike, Bus driver
60
16 metro friday, april 13, 2018
What is Gymkhana Grid?
it’s to do with cars and obstacles.
i’ve gone from rally to race to drift
and this is another discipline
of motorsport – it requires
you to be fast, neat and
tidy around obstacles.
What’s your
proudest
achievement in
motorsport?
Any time you take
the podium you’ve
got to be proud. i’ve won many
trophies in all sorts of
disciplines. one of the
biggest was the british
empire Trophy at
plaque honour:
Silverstone – your name
nigel mansell
goes on a little plaque and
secondswith
shane Lynch
The former Boyzone singer,
41, on the thrills and
spills of motor racing,
Big Brother and opting
for the snip – on his tonsils
my name is sitting alongside british
Grand Prix winners like nigel
Mansell and Ayrton Senna.
What do you enjoy about
motorsports?
i’m a petrolhead. it’s what flows
through my veins. i love cars – i build
them, race them, buy and sell them. Cars
are my world. i started out in motocross
but i bought my first Golf GTi when
i was 17 and then it was Porsche 911s.
You’ve recently had your
tonsils out – how are you?
i’m 80 per cent better. For anyone out
there thinking about it – it’s worth
doing but you need a good solid two
weeks of downtime afterwards because
it’s pretty harsh. They tell me it won’t
affect my singing. There are certain
scare stories on the internet saying it
could affect your voice but i don’t think
it has. hopefully all is well.
You had to sing solo on Big
Brother – were you nervous?
no, not at all, the only thing was i had
tonsillitis. That’s one of the reasons
i had them out because i was getting it
every three months. The day after
i went into the big brother house, bam,
i got tonsillitis. i wasn’t nervous –
singing’s what i do, it was just
unfortunate i had tonsillitis at the time.
Have you stayed in touch with
anyone from the show?
John barnes is a good guy so i’ve
made a friend there – and Malika
[haqq] and Ginuwine. i’ll still hang
out with a few of them.
While people might
not expect it, I’m a
born-again Christian
and prayer is a very
important thing for me
You seemed a bit quiet on the
show – why was that?
i wasn’t quiet, they just didn’t show
whatever it was i was doing. i was
having the same discussions as everyone
else but they ended up showing different
relationships and scenarios. They didn’t
show a lot of me but i’m happy with
how i came out of it – you either
come out of those things all
good or all bad, so i’m happy
i came out all good.
Did you enjoy all the
chats about feminism?
i enjoyed all the chats about
generally living in the world
– i was in there for 21 days
so you end up having quite
deep conversations.
rex
You’ve a new documentary.
What’s it about?
it’s about Gymkhana Grid – a
particular type of motorsport.
it follows various drivers who
compete in the event. i’ve done it
for the past five years and i’m one
of the drivers that features in it.
making money and employing people
but i wouldn’t put myself in
any category. i make the most of
opportunities and i’ve had businesses
that have failed and businesses that
are successful.
You prayed on Big Brother.
Is there anti-Christian
prejudice in the world?
People want to put a stamp on you and
want to label you and while people
might not expect it, i’m a born-again
Christian and for me that’s about having
a relationship with God. Prayer is a
very important thing for me.
Do you have any unfulfilled
career ambitions?
i’m always jumping around – my next
step in motorsport is probably to go
into drag racing. i’m going to
start building a car for that.
other than that i’m
always looking for new
business opportunities.
What lessons has your
career in showbiz
taught you?
never give up. You can
dig a tunnel deep into a
mountain and not find any gold or
diamonds – but one more strike with
that pickaxe could reveal all. Some
people put it down, walk out of the
tunnel and give up – but i say never
give up.
andrew williams
Big Brother friend:
malika haqq
You have several businesses – are
you naturally entrepreneurial?
i’ve got a few barber shops, a shoe
shop, a gym, various garages – so
there’s a lot going on in life in amongst
the boyzone stuff and the racing.
i don’t consider myself to be an
entrepreneur. i enjoy business, i enjoy
Road To Gymkhana Grid is on factual
channel Insight TV at 7pm, tomorrow
friday, april 13, 2018 metro 17
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3 ANIBALE FLY
Trainer
A J Martin (IRE)
Jockey
B Geraghty
10 TENOR NIVERNAIS 11 CARLINGFORD LOUGH
Trainer
Trainer
Miss V Williams
J E Kiely (IRE)
Jockey
Jockey
T J O’Brien
M P Walsh
18 SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT
Trainer
A M Thomson
Jockey
B Hughes
26 I JUST KNOW
Trainer
Mrs S Smith
Jockey
D Cook
19 GAS LINE BOY
Trainer
I Williams
Jockey
R T Dunne
27 VIRGILIO
Trainer
D Skelton
Jockey
H Skelton
4 THE LAST SAMURI
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K Bailey
Jockey
D Bass
12 VICENTE
Trainer
P Nicholls
Jockey
N Scholfield
20 THE DUTCHMAN
Trainer
C Tizzard
Jockey
H Cobden
28 BAIE DES ILES
Trainer
Ross O’Sullivan (IRE)
Jockey
Ms K Walsh
5 VALSEUR LIDO
Trainer
H de Bromhead (IRE)
Jockey
K M Donoghue
13 TIGER ROLL
Trainer
G Elliott (IRE)
Jockey
D N Russell
21 PLEASANT COMPANY
Trainer
W P Mullins (IRE)
Jockey
D J Mullins
29 MAGGIO
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P Griffin (IRE)
Jockey
B J Powell
33 LORD WINDERMERE 34 CAPTAIN REDBEARD 35 HOUBLON DES OBEAUX 36 BLESS THE WINGS 37 MILANSBAR
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
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J H Culloty (IRE)
W Coltherd
Miss V Williams
G Elliott (IRE)
N King
Jockey
Jockey
Jockey
Jockey
Jockey
A E Lynch
Sam Coltherd
C Deutsch
Jack Kennedy
Bryony Frost
6 TOTAL RECALL
Trainer
W P Mullins (IRE)
Jockey
P Townend
14 REGAL ENCORE
Trainer
A Honeyball
Jockey
R P McLernon
22 UCELLO CONTI
Trainer
G Elliott (IRE)
Jockey
D Jacob
30 PENDRA
Trainer
C Longsdon
Jockey
A Coleman
38 FINAL NUDGE
Trainer
David Dennis
Jockey
G Sheehan
7 ALPHA DES OBEAUX
Trainer
M F Morris (IRE)
Jockey
Rachael Blackmore
8 PERFECT CANDIDATE
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F O’Brien
Jockey
A P Cawley
15 VIEUX LION ROUGE 16 CHASE THE SPUD
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D Pipe
F O’Brien
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T Scudamore
T Scudamore
23 SAINT ARE
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T R George
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A P Heskin
31 BUYWISE
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E Williams
Jockey
A Wedge
39 DOUBLE ROSS
Trainer
N Twiston-Davies
Jockey
T Bellamy
24 BEEVES
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Jennie Candlish
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S Quinlan
32 CHILDRENS LIST
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W P Mullins (IRE)
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JJ Burke
40 ROAD TO RICHES
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N Meade (IRE)
Jockey
S W Flanagan
reserVes: r1: tHUnder and roses; r2: delUsionoFgrandeUr; r3: walk in tHe mill; r4: Vintage cloUds.
1 Minella Rocco
23 sainT aRe
2 Blaklion
24 BeeVes
3 aniBale Fly
25 Raz de MaRee
4 The lasT saMuRi
26 i JusT knoW
5 ValseuR lido
27 ViRgilio
6 ToTal Recall
28 Baie des iles
7 alpha des oBeaux
29 Maggio
8 peRFecT candidaTe
30 pendRa
9 shanTou FlyeR
31 BuyWise
10 TenoR niVeRnais
32 childRens lisT
11 caRlingFoRd lough
33 loRd WindeRMeRe
12 VicenTe
34 capTain RedBeaRd
13 TigeR Roll
35 houBlon des oBeaux
14 Regal encoRe
36 Bless The Wings
15 Vieux lion Rouge
37 MilansBaR
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38 Final nudge
17 WaRRioRs Tale
39 douBle Ross
18 seeyouaTMidnighT
40 Road To Riches
19 gas line Boy
R1 ThundeR and Roses
20 The duTchMan
R2 delusionoFgRandeuR
21 pleasanT coMpany
R3 Walk in The Mill
22 ucello conTi
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undying love... birthday cards from the grave
a wife sends her husband
birthday cards and letters
from beyond the grave.
kate Granger died on her
11th wedding anniversary in
2016, at the age of 34, after a
five-year battle with a rare
form of cancer.
Before her death kate, a
doctor specialising in geriatric
medicine, wrote cards for
husband Chris pointon up to
his 65th birthday. Chris
turned 40 on
wednesday
and it ‘made
his day’ to
receive her
loving card.
loving memories: the
card sent to chris pointon,
pictured with kate granger
chris pOintOn/triangle news
councillor who ‘lied
over rochdale child
abuse’ is suspended
by kim pilling
A lAboUr councillor has been
suspended by the party after being
found to have lied in his evidence to
a panel investigating child sex abuse.
richard Farnell claimed he was
unaware of the exploitation of boys
at a residential school while he was
leader of rochdale Council from
1986 to 1992.
but the panel said yesterday: ‘We
concluded that richard Farnell lied
to the inquiry in the course of his
evidence. it defies belief that Mr
Farnell was unaware of the events
involving knowl View School.’
The councillor could now face a
police perjury investigation.
The independent inquiry into
Child Sexual Abuse also found
authorities had shown a ‘total lack of
urgency’ in addressing the sexual
exploitation of boys at knowl View.
it said pupils were also sexually
shocked: richard Farnell insists he
told the truth in his evidence alamy
exploited in the town centre, the bus
station and at public toilets across
the road from the council offices
over a 20-year period.
And the panel said a ‘valuable
opportunity’ was missed to prosecute
the town’s former MP, Cyril Smith,
over sexual abuse of children. The
29st liberal was found by police in
1970 to have targeted eight boys at
Cambridge house boys’ hostel.
but he was never charged and a
second investigation in the 1990s
also came to nothing.
A prosecutor decided to drop the
case despite concluding there was a
‘realistic prospect of conviction’, the
inquiry found.
Announcing its findings yesterday,
the panel said knowl View pupils as
young as 11 were treated as ‘authors
of their own abuse’. it said a file kept
on one boy said he had contracted
hepatitis through ‘rent boy’ activities.
but such clear evidence of abuse was
not seen as an urgent issue.
Mr Farnell said he was ‘deeply
sorry’ over the failings at knowl
View but added: ‘however, i am
shocked at the findings of the inquiry.
i told the truth.’
curfew changed so mugger can smoke in garden
A CoUrT hearing was held specially
for a lawyer to ask if a convicted
mugger’s curfew could be relaxed so
he can smoke in the garden.
Matthew Salamino, 20, was banned
from going outside at night after he
was electronically tagged.
but Warwick crown court was told
his mother would not let him have a
cigarette indoors as a young child
lived there. his barrister ian Windridge
said the tag-fitting firm did not believe
it included the garden. Agreeing to the
new conditions, recorder Christopher
Tickle said: ‘let us extend the curfew
to include the garden.’
Salamino, from Coventry, was
sentenced last week for mugging a
teenager in a park and taking his bike.
he was ordered to complete 200
hours of unpaid work, pay £1,800
compensation and £500 costs.
Tagged: matthew salamino swns
she had written: ‘to my
dearest Humpty Dumpty, into
your 40s now, gorgeous. Has
all the hair gone now?!? i love
you and always will. so much.’
Chris, from mirfield, west
Yorks, said: ‘she wrote them
a couple of years before she
died. there was this box
which i wasn’t allowed to
open until after she died.
‘there was a letter for me
on the day she died. Getting
the letters and cards has made
losing her a little bit easier.’
while she was being
treated, kate hit the headlines
after founding the ‘Hello my
name is...’ campaign, calling
on nHs staff to introduce
themselves to patients. David
Cameron and health
secretary Jeremy Hunt
endorsed the campaign.
Chris has taken a sabbatical
from his job at asda’s head
office to promote the campaign
around the world. it has been
taken up by 20 countries and
nearly half a million nHs
staff now wear the badges.
in brief
Iron tablets link
to bowel cancer
iron supplement tablets
could trigger bowel cancer,
warns a new study.
scientists looked at the
effect of normal doses of the
compounds in the tablets on
two types of colon cancer
cells. Ferric citrate and ferric
edtA were found by chalmers
university of technology,
gothenburg, to raise cancer
biomarker amphiregulin.
ever hopful... 22
frogs to find prince
the average woman will kiss
22 frogs before finding their
prince, it has emerged.
it’s even trickier for men –
they have to kiss 25 potential
partners before they meet ‘the
one’. A study prompted by the
royal wedding found the
journey to true love is less than
smooth. But 45 per cent of
single Brits believe there’s a Mr
or Ms right out there for them,
said online casino casumo.com.
friday, april 13, 2018 metro 21
$4.5m Birthday Bash
Champagne, pop stars and DJs... all for loaded lawyer’s 56th
hangin’ with the
henrys: son thomas,
daughter maya, dad
thomas J and wife
azteca with cardi b
(front) who performed
with dJ ruckus (far
right) swns
A teAcher at a school where
17 people were shot dead in
February left a gun in a public
toilet, where a drunk
homeless man fired it, police
claim.
sean simpson, from Marjory
stoneman douglas high
school in Florida, has been
charged with failing to safely
store his weapon.
simpson, 43, told deputies
he was returning to deerfield
Beach Pier to get his glock
9mm pistol when he heard a
shot and found the man
holding the gun.
down – held for 75 close friends and
family – took place at a mansion in
Miami beach, Florida, followed by an
after-party at Club e11even.
kim kardashian’s pal Jonathan
Cheban and red bull athlete Gustavo
Yacaman, a Colombian racing driver,
were also guests. The family dressed
A MAn suspected of gathering
information on tibetans who
had fled to sweden has been
charged in stockholm with
spying for china.
the unidentified tibetan
could be jailed for four years if
found guilty.
daniel stenling, of security
service säpo, told swedish
broadcaster sVt the suspect
had been in contact with
chinese officials in Poland
and Finland.
he said the man received the
equivalent of £4,200 on at
least one occasion.
to impress in Gucci, Dolce and
Gabanna and Alexander Wang.
Wife Azteca, 40, treated Mr henry to
a Patek Philippe watch. he is the
founder of a personal injury law firm
and a known philanthropist. The family
split their time between several multimillion-dollar estates across the US.
Canada bus crash
death toll hits 16
...as waitress gives meals to homeless
dinner time: gloria lewis plates up swns
Massacre school
teacher on gun rap
Tibetan ‘spied on
exiles for China’
by daniel Binns
A MUlTi-MillionAire lawyer
famed for throwing lavish parties for
his kids has celebrated his birthday
with a $4.5million (£3.2million) bash.
Thomas J. henry toasted turning 56
with a celebration featuring fire dancers, flowing champagne and performances from Cardi b, Austin Mahone,
DJ khaled and DJ ruckus.
The Texan, whose family stars in the
YouTube reality series hangin’ With
los henrys, hit the headlines in 2016
for splashing $6million on a 15th
birthday party for his daughter Maya.
nick Jonas and Pitbull performed.
in December, Maya’s brother Thomas henry Jnr got a Ferrari for his
18th birthday – plus a $4million
shindig with burlesque dancers and
contortionists swimming in oversized
martini glasses. The latest henry hoe-
in brief
a kinD waitress in the Us has
created 75,000 meals for the
homeless from her own kitchen.
Gloria Lewis spends sundays
making 225 dinners and 180
breakfasts on two cookers.
then the 54-year-old gran dishes
out the food in downtown fort
Lauderdale, florida.
she and her husband, mechanic
anthony Vargas, 44, started their
charity Care in action six years ago
making 20 meals using their own
money. since 2015 they have had
help from a businessman.
every week ms Lewis prepares
giant trays of chicken parmesan,
spaghetti and meatballs, barbecue
chicken and ribs, along with fresh
vegetables and rice.
‘i have always worked in lowincome jobs and i could see just
how easy it is to become homeless,’
she said. ‘i think it could be me so i
feed them. i hope one day there will
be no one living on the streets.’
hard life: woman with her hot food
A trAiner with a junior
hockey team involved in a bus
crash in canada has died,
bringing the death toll to 16.
dayna Brons, 25, died in
hospital from injuries
sustained in last week’s
incident.
the humboldt Broncos were
on their way to a playoff game
on Friday when their bus
collided with a lorry at a
junction near tisdale,
saskatchewan.
the uninjured lorry driver
was initially detained by
police but later released.
22 metro friday, april 13, 2018
Video shows ‘squalor’ of
chickens for top supplier
a ViDeo filmed by animal rights
campaigners shows the squalid and
cramped conditions of chickens at a
farm which supplies asda, Lidl and
nando’s.
in the footage, released by the
charity peta, thousands of birds are
seen cooped up in sheds with no
natural light at stewkley farm,
Buckinghamshire. images also show
a corpse with sparse chest feathers.
the charity has complained to the
rspCa and advertising watchdog
over the farm, which supplies
faccenda, one of the Uk’s largest
poultry processing companies. peta
believes the video contradicts
faccenda’s claim on its website that
cramped: birds are.
cooped up in sheds.
and in poor condition.
(inset) in peta footage.
‘good welfare is paramount and
that means birds that are healthy
and comfortable’. it accused the
firm of ‘hoodwinking’ consumers.
a faccenda spokesman said: ‘all
of our farms operate to standards
above eU and Uk legislation. they
are visited on a regular basis by an
external vet to monitor bird
welfare. this footage is 12 months
old and a number of changes have
already taken place on that farm.’
nando’s said it would only source
‘from farms that meet our animal
welfare expectations’. asda said:
‘we expect the highest standards
from our suppliers.’ Lidl has been
contacted.
swns
carpetright
cuts 92 shops
and 300 jobs
in rescue bid
by holly williams
CArPeTriGhT is to shut 92 stores and
axe 300 jobs as part of a rescue plan.
The retailer is also seeking to raise
£60million from investors to help turn
around its fortunes. And it is in talks with
landlords to cut rents on 113 stores.
The measures come as the chain seeks
to enter a company voluntary arrangement to ensure it does not breach the
terms of its bank loans.
Chief executive Wilf Walsh said the
‘tough but necessary actions’ were
essential to ‘restore our profitability’.
Shares in the retailer, which employs
2,700 staff in 409 stores – fell 23 per cent
following yesterday’s announcement.
Carpetright said 11 of the 92 stores
earmarked for closure had already
ceased trading. it hopes to relocate staff
toYs r us is to close its last 75
stores in under two weeks – with
the loss of 2,054 jobs, administrator
Moorfields said. the chain, which
collapsed in February, will cease
trading on April 24. simon thomas of
Moorfields said stores would be open
until the last day and shoppers
should ‘make the most of great deals’.
where possible. The retailer said ‘difficult’ conditions will see it make a small
annual loss, but cutting costs will help it
‘address the competitive threat from a
position of strength’.
Shareholders will vote on the plan at
the end of the month. The rescue deal,
led by Deloitte, marks another dark day
for britain’s high streets, which have
been hit by lower consumer spending,
soaring costs and online competitors.
BUSINeSS bites
n edF energy will raise its
standard variable electricity tariff
by 1.4per cent (£16 a year) from
June, hitting around 1.3million
customers. the French firm said
59 per cent of customers – who
are on fixed or safeguard tariffs,
direct debits or prepay meters –
will not be affected by the rise.
n morrisons has launched a
countdown calendar for
ramadan, which begins on may
16. the £2 product contains a
chocolate behind each of the 30
days leading up to the
beginning of ramadan, when
muslims observe a month of
fasting from dawn to sunset.
n the owner of British airways
has confirmed it is looking into
buying low-cost carrier
norwegian air. international
airlines Group said it had bought
a 4.61 per cent stake in its fastgrowing rival which is ‘intended
to establish a position from
which to initiate discussions’.
norwegian air carries more than
30million passengers a year.
tourist rates
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new zealand (n$).....................................................1.79
Poland (zloty)............................................................4.22
singapore ($) ............................................................1.75
south Africa (rand)................................................15.98
us ($)..........................................................................1.35
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24 metro friday, april 13, 2018
the cover story
q&a
Luther
blissett
The ex-England
striker on
racism, and his
beloved Watford
interview by
matthew nash
would you go to the
world cup in russia if
you were a player now,
given the undercurrent
of racism and antienglish feeling?
it shouldn’t be concerning us but it
is something we should be aware
of as the governing bodies are not
dealing with it very well. They’re
hoping things will not be too bad
and they can paper over it. in
russia they’re denying there is an
issue and that, more than anything,
is the worry.
could we see racist
incidents at the world
cup and could a player
walk off the pitch?
There’s always a chance that could
be the case – who gave them the
World Cup in the first place? They
(Fifa) should have stipulated it
would have been taken away from
them if anything happened
beforehand and force them to do
something about it, but russia are a
law unto themselves. if politicians
did their job, sport wouldn’t be at
the forefront of things.
would you rather have
been a player now or in
the era you played in?
To play football even with the level
of racism you had then, you knew
exactly where you were with it.
now it’s all been very politicised.
The monkey chants were basic –
it’s a lot more sophisticated now.
what did you make of
england manager
gareth southgate’s
claim that we need to
sort out our own
issues before we
criticise other
countries for racism?
Gareth’s right – we do need to keep
working at it and be very, very
vigilant. We’ve done a lot but need
to continue to do that and not just
be seen to be doing the right thing.
but the problem here has slowed
down quite significantly.
how do you rate your
beloved watford’s
season so far?
it has been difficult. The team were
playing well and looked like they’d
be challenging within the top ten
but since the everton/Marco Silva
thing happened, everything seems
to have derailed. The team haven’t
found their feet again since. it’s
been a season of a great high and
then gradually the shine has come
off it as the it has gone on.
do you think javi gracia
will still be manager
next term?
if he doesn’t get another one or two
wins, will he? Can he move the
club on? i like some of the things
he’s brought in – he’s got the team
pressing – but i think it needs a bit
of a rebuild. There are a lot of
players on the books and we
haven’t seen some of them.
n Luther
Blissett was
speaking at
Watford FC
for one of
Show
Racism’s the
Red Card
educational
workshops with young
people from local schools. The
events use footballers past and
present to help highlight issues
about racism in social society. Find
out more at www.theredcard.org
top tv games
today
asTon Villa v leeds
7.45pm, Sky Sports
saturday
souThaMpTon v chelsea
12.30pm, Sky Sports
MacclesField v leyTon oRienT
12.30pm, BT Sport
liVeRpool v BouRneMouTh
5.30pm, BT Sport
FulhaM v BRenTFoRd
5.30pm, Sky Sports
ToTTenhaM v Man ciTy
7.45pm, Sky Sports
sunday
WolVes v BiRMinghaM
12noon, Sky Sports
neWcasTle v aRsenal
1.30pm, Sky Sports
celTic v RangeRs
2.30pm, Sky Sports
chelsea WoMen v ManchesTeR
ciTy WoMen
3.30pm, BBC2
Man uniTed v WesT BRoM
4pm, Sky Sports
monday
WesT haM v sToke
8pm, Sky Sports
T
he Merseyside and
Manchester derbies
last weekend were
decent warm-up acts
but stand by for a
rivalry tomorrow
which will really set the pulses racing.
To the outsider, Crystal Palace
against brighton, some 43 miles
apart, may appear to one of football’s
more contrived derbies. After all, this
is the rivalry that saw brighton adopt
the Seagulls nickname in a mocking
response to Palace chants of ‘eagles’.
but the animosity is real and the
fervour at Selhurst Park will be hard
to match given what the game means
to both clubs – Palace desperately
needing points to preserve their fiveyear top-flight stay, brighton knowing
victory at their biggest rivals would
all but ensure them a second straight
season in the Premier league.
it is the 99th meeting between the
two clubs but it was not until after
Palace had stopped being known as
the Glaziers and brighton shed their
short-lived Dolphins nickname that
the rivalry really took hold.
The central characters were Terry
Venables, whose appointment at
Selhurst Park in 1976 was quickly
followed by his former Tottenham
room-mate Alan Mullery taking
charge of brighton. both were
pushing for promotion from the old
Division Three and happy to talk up
the fledgling rivalry.
it was after two draws in an FA Cup
first-round tie the touchpaper was
well and truly lit. Palace’s Phil
holder, a former brighton player, got
the only goal of a second replay at
Stamford bridge. Mullery was fuming
after a disallowed goal and then being
denied an equaliser when brian
horton scored from the spot, only for
referee ron Challis to order a retake
even though it was Palace players
who had encroached into the box.
horton, inevitably, missed. The story
goes that, having confronted the
official, Mullery responded to being
showered with coffee as he left the
pitch by flicking V-signs, throwing
coins onto the ground and shouting,
‘You’re not worth that, Palace’.
it is hard to picture two of the
Premier league’s most thoughtful
characters, roy hodgson and Chris
hughton, behaving quite as
provocatively, so tomorrow’s referee
Andre Marriner should safely avoid
the kind of notoriety that saw a future
FA Cup final referee labelled ‘Challis
of the Palace’.
over the intervening years there
have been countless more incidents to
keep the fires burning – whether it be
the regular crowd trouble, one game
bizarrely containing five penalties –
most of them missed – and a pile of
human excrement reportedly being
left on the Palace dressing-room floor
before their Wilfried Zaha-inspired
2-0 play-off victory en route to
Wembley and the Premier league in
2013. The fireworks never quite
friday, april 13, 2018 metro 25
SponSored by
this week’s
rafael BeniteZ
a squad shorn of big names and
a backdrop of uncertainty over
the ownership. no drama for
Benitez, who has led newcastle
to three consecutive victories
which have left them in the top
half of the Premier league and
nailed-on to avoid the drop.
neil warnock
no one condones the refusal of
nuno espirito santo to shake
hands with Warnock after
Wolves’ win at Cardiff – even he
said he was wrong. But who
needs a lecture on good
manners from Warnock, who
accused him of a ‘lack of class’?
Joe hart
materialised in a 0-0 league draw at
the Amex Stadium last november
and were certainly lacking when
both sides fielded weakened teams
for brighton’s 2-1 win in an FA Cup
third-round tie in January, even if
ex-Palace player Glenn Murray did
raise questions over why VAr was
not used on its debut as he got the
hosts’ late winner.
it is, though, hard to see tomorrow
passing off so quietly.
The stakes could hardly be higher
for Palace with Tottenham,
Manchester United and liverpool
having all scored late winners in the
last three matches at Selhurst Park
while, perhaps even more
damagingly, three points became
one at bournemouth last Saturday
after Josh king’s last-minute
equaliser for the Cherries.
it leaves hodgson’s men only one
place and three points above the
drop-zone and Southampton, just
below the dotted line, have a game
in hand. The positive, last week, was
what Palace manager hodgson
hailed ‘the best we’ve played going
forward for a long time’.
The talismanic Zaha and Andros
Townsend excelled as a front two
and hodgson’s verdict was not a
glowing endorsement of regular
frontman Christian benteke, absent
with a groin injury.
‘Why would i say we missed
benteke and his presence? because
the two players up front caused the
bournemouth defence all sorts of
problems,’ said the ex-england boss.
it suggests while benteke is in the
frame to feature tomorrow, it would
be a big call for hodgson to recall a
striker who has bagged just two
goals this season, particularly with
so many other players capable of
getting on the scoresheet – not least
midfielder and captain luka
Milivojevic, who got into double
figures last weekend. Given their
subsequent problems – through
fitness and form – with various
strikers, it must be galling for Palace
they allowed Murray to leave for
just £5million two-and-a-half years
ago. A striker whose goal ratio was
better than one in two during his
four years at Selhurst Park has not
lost any of that prowess in the
twilight of his career, with his 11
league goals not only proving
invaluable to brighton’s hopes of
staying up but even leading to
suggestions of a first england callup at the age of 34.
Murray was particularly prolific
during a run of results culminating
in victory over Arsenal at the start of
last month which saw hughton
named manager of the month and
that appeared to have guaranteed
brighton’s Premier league status
for another season.
of that prospect, hughton says: ‘it
would be everything. The club has
worked incredibly hard to get here.’
however, defeats by leicester and
everton plus a home draw with
huddersfield last week – in which
Dutch midfielder Davy Propper
received a red card that keeps him
out of tomorrow’s game – have led
to the odd glance over their shoulder.
Despite a seven-point cushion over
the bottom three with just six games
to go, brighton may see tomorrow
as their best chance to seal their
status with Tottenham, burnley,
Manchester United, Manchester
City and liverpool still to come.
‘it is a big game for the fans and
because of the table it makes it
bigger,’ admits skipper lewis Dunk.
An away win would effectively
see brighton secure a second topflight season on their biggest rivals’
pitch. equally, three points for
Palace would be just the shot in the
arm they need if they are to preserve
their own status.
These clubs may be relatively
recent rivals but this is a derby
which really means something.
the england goalkeeper’s critics
had a field day when he lost his
place at West ham, so it is only
fair to highlight his point-saving
heroics at Chelsea. With typical
dignity, he then put the focus on
the hammers’ next game rather
than his own World Cup hopes.
Barcelona
Dominant in la liga, lionel
messi and his team-mates
blundered in the Champions
league again. Despite roma’s
fine efforts in turning around
their tie, you’d expect more from
Barca for whom it is now three
straight quarter-final exits.
26 metro friday, april 13, 2018
premier league weekend preview
southampton v chelsea
saturday, 12.30pm, sky sports
Saints will not be treating this
as just a dress rehearsal for the
FA Cup semi-final between the
clubs eight days later, given
their desperate need for league
points to avoiid
the drop. As he
h
200
faces a side
saints
games for
he played
23-year-oLd
for with
James warddistinction,
prowse
Mark hughess
must see this as
a chance to gett a muchh
needed win, particularly as
Antonio Conte’s blues reign –
in the league at least – appears
to be ending with a whimper.
Burnley v leicester
saturday, 3pm
Seventh place may well be
enough to secure a europa
guaranteed to pick him. Unlike
their rivals, brighton look like
they are nearly safe but captain
lewis Dunk said: ‘We’re not
there yet, so we have to get
ourselves over the line.’
huddersfield v watford
sa
aturday, 3pm
T Terriers’ point at brighton
The
laast weekend means their fate
reemains very much in their
ow
wn hands but how they could
do with a repeat of their 4-1
win at Vicarage road in
w
December when a first win in
D
eight stopped their apparent
freefall. For all their attractive
football, Javi Gracia needs to
stop Watford from conceding
at set-pieces. Failing to do that
twice against burnley last
weekend meant dominating all
the stats that don’t matter –
possession, shots, corners –
counted for nothing.
steve mounie
(huddersfield)
When the Benin striker scores,
huddersfield don’t lose, so it’s
just as well mounie has hit the net
in seven games of an injury-hit
first season in english football. the
£11.5million club-record signing
bagged a brace on his debut – a 3-0
win at Crystal Palace on the opening
day of the season – and has scored in
four of the terriers’ eight league wins.
last saturday, his poacher’s finish
earned a 1-1 draw and what could be a
vital point at fellow strugglers Brighton.
in all, mounie, 23, has nine league and cup
goals from 27 games and will fancy his
chances of adding to his tally when a
Watford team who have conceded 12 in their
last four games visit Yorkshire tomorrow.
league spot and, after four
straight victories, the Clarets
can all but seal that by
overcoming closest challengers
leicester tomorrow. The
Foxes’ own hopes faded with a
2-1 home defeat to newcastle
last weekend and, after a
promising start to his tenure,
boss Claude Puel’s tinkering is
raising some eyebrows.
crystal palace v Brighton
saturday, 3pm
Palace are confident Christian
benteke will recover from his
groin injury to face brighton,
although the way Wilfried
Zaha and Andros Townsend
performed up front in the 2-2
draw at bournemouth means
boss roy hodgson is not
spurs wins:
23
swansea v everton
saturday, 3pm
Tammy Abraham’s equaliser at
West brom last weekend eased
Swansea a little closer to safety
and they have Jordan Ayew
available following his threematch ban, while midfield
enigma renato
ato
Sanches is
50
back after
0-0 premier
receiving
League draws
treatment at for everton
boss sam
bayern
Munich. Thee aLLardyce
main fall-outt
from everton
n’s
derby draw with liverpool was
Wayne rooney’s reaction to
being substituted and the
former england captain is still
to score in 2018.
premier
League
games: 41
city wins:
12
draws:
6
spurs
goaLs:
60
goa
aLs
sco
ored
city goaLs:
58
the Big match
tottenham v manchester city
saturday, 7.45pm, sky sports
tHe complexion of this match looks rather different after
manchester City’s nightmare fortnight.
they go into the game on the back of a shocking three
defeats in a row, the Champions League losses to Liverpool
sandwiched by that chastening 3-2 home defeat to
manchester United after leading 2-0 and seemingly with
the premier League title in the bag.
after nine months of near-perfection, could it be that pep
Guardiola’s men have burnt out? Victory at wembley
would not seal the deal either and tottenham are hardly
ideal opponents for a City side displaying some symptoms
of strain and with their dream of european glory in
tatters for another year.
spurs, the only unbeaten premier League side in
2018, are a team very much at the peak of their
powers, with Harry kane chasing down mohamed
salah for the golden boot, Christian eriksen on
absolute fire and Dele alli having rediscovered his
golden touch.
none of this will be music to Guardiola’s ears.
newly flaky at the back, you can imagine spurs
lapping up the chance to run at the likes of
nicolas otamendi after what they have witnessed
from City this week.
spurs are aiming to finish the season as strongly
as possible before they move to the new white
Hart Lane and their wembley experience has
gone from weird to wonderful.
mauricio pochettino will sense blood but it is
also about how City react following tuesday’s
european exit. fans will hope they use it to fire
them up for the last few matches in the league,
securing the trophy with games to spare.
But how bruised and battered are they?
wounded enough not to let their brilliant
season ebb away, surely. what a waste that
would be after dominating the premier
League for so long.
By matthew nash and John payne
5
Wins in a row for Burnley
if they beat Leicester
tomorrow – it would be their
best top-flight run since a sixgame winning streak in 1968
10
Times Luka Milivojevic
has scored this term, the
first Crystal Palace midfielder to
have reached double figures in a
Premier League season
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liverpool v Bournemouth
metro
|i
n
saturday, 5.30pm, bt sport
t AD
an
t
s
tottenham to beat
Manchester city
tomorrow
8/5
shifting sands:
eriksen has been in
brilliant form but
Otamendi (bottom) has
had a week to forget
The Cherries will be hoping it’s
‘after the lord Mayor’s show’
stuff from the home side and
they can make the most of the
reds’ midweek exertions in
beating Manchester City –
again. More likely is liverpool
will be
absolutely
18
buzzing from
m
points for
their big
bournemouth
Champions
from Losing
positions
league nightt
this term
and ready to
dish out somee
more punishment
ment to
a visiting side who look safe
from relegation.
newcastle v arsenal
sunday, 1.30pm, sky sports
Two in-form teams go head-tohead at St James’ Park on
Sunday with Arsenal having
their traditional end-of-season
flurry to mask their previous
failings. newcastle virtually
secured Premier league
football with their 2-1 win at
leicester last weekend which
makes you wonder quite what
rafael benitez could achieve if
he was given the backing to
add a little bit of stardust to a
team finally wearing those
famous old black-and-white
stripes with pride.
man united v west Brom
sunday, 4pm, sky sports
if results go against them
tomorrow, the baggies could be
relegated at old Trafford as
United look to build on the
feelgood factor generated by
their stunning 3-2 victory at
Manchester City. The way they
rattled the champions-elect
when they had nothing to lose
in the second half does raise the
question of whether their often
cautious approach under Jose
Mourinho is really necessary.
west ham
m
v stoke
monday,
8pm, sky
sports
32
Goals in the last
seven meetings
between Huddersfield and
Watford, both sides having
netted 16 times in that run
7
Times Jamie Vardy has
scored and finished on the
losing side for Leicester this term,
equalling the record held by Matt
Le Tissier and Charlie Austin
10
Consecutive
wins for Arsenal
in Premier League games
with Newcastle, since a
0-0 draw in 2011
9
goaLs for
arnautovic
in the top
fLight this
season
if Stoke go
down they will
w
regret the day
ay they
sold Marko Arnautovic to West
ham and the in-form Austrian
will relish the chance to plunge
them closer to the drop. After
nine games without a win, this
feels like the last-chance saloon
for the Potters.
28 metro friday, april 13, 2018
SponSored by
national league/ligue 1
interview by alan scott
J
USTin eDinbUrGh is determined to bring the good times
back to leyton orient as the
club drags itself out of freefall.
The former Tottenham defender says the o’s fans who
watched their side drop into nonleague last summer, could easily have
been following ‘AFC leyton orient’
this season, a phoenix club at the bottom of the non-league ladder.
Appointed at the end of november
after a run of one win in 17 earned
ex-Crewe boss Steve Davis the sack,
former Gillingham and northampton
manager edinburgh is sowing the
seeds of a fightback at brisbane road.
it follows three years of turmoil under the ownership of Francesco becchetti in which the east londoners
went from the brink of promotion to
the Championship, suffered two relegations and got through 11 managers.
A consortium led by Dunkin Donuts
chief executive nigel Travis rescued
orient last summer and, with Texan
multi-millionaire kent Teague now
majority owner, the future looks far
brighter – even if edinburgh is seeking
steady progress rather than revolution.
‘They have had two relegations in
three years, a lot of turmoil,’ the 48year-old told Metro. ‘You can’t just
switch a light on and go, “okay we will
start winning football matches, we are
going to start winning promotions and
climbing leagues”.
‘it’s a lot harder than that. There
have been so many factors off the
pitch, from financial to chairmen picking teams. The club was lucky to be
saved in the summer.
‘There was a quick turnaround of
staff and players to put a whole new
football club together, to compete in a
very competitive league in a very short
space of time.
‘This season there was the fear of
relegation. but everyone’s outlook is
positive because the club was in a position where it may have ceased to exist. We have to try and find some sta-
215
saturday
macclesfield v
Leyton orient
Times Edinburgh
played in a decade
at Spurs, helping
them win the FA Cup in 1991 and
the League Cup in 1999
Justin time:
edinburgh has
high hopes for
Orient’s future
Place in the
National
League for
Orient when Edinburgh was
appointed in November
12.30pm, bt sport 1
20th
Edinburgh keen to bring Orient back from the fringes
this cLub couLd bE a
picture: getty
bility. The board are realistic of how
long it could take, but we all want to be
a Football league team again.
‘if we get the first tick in the box
then this could become a juggernaut in
the next couple of seasons.’
orient may get a close-up of what
they want to achieve next season as
they look to put a spanner in Macclesfield’s promotion party tomorrow.
The runaway league leaders, looking
to return to the Football league after
six years away, could even be promoted after the game at Moss rose if results elsewhere go their way.
but despite having lifted orient up
to 12th on the back of three straights
wins, edinburgh said: ‘Success will
not be imminent or overnight. That’s
not to say that it won’t happen. The
foundations have to be in place.
‘The fans have been incredible. They
probably thought we were going out of
business and were going to have to be
a phoenix club but the season tickets
we sold and the amount of fans who go
to every away game just shows what
this club means to them.’
edinburgh will have money to spend
this summer, but added: ‘There won’t
be wholesale changes. one, i don’t
think it will be needed because the
players here are good enough to give
us the success we all want. And two,
continuity is key – to keep changing
personnel does not bode well.
‘i know what it takes. i got newport
County promoted out of this league.
‘never underestimate momentum. if
you get it, you have to treat it like a
prized treasure. You have to hang on to
it as long as possible.’
Succession is still success for Monaco
Ligue 1
T
with
James Eastham
The deposed champions
should rise again thanks
to shrewd management
His time last year monaco
were three points clear at
the top of the Ligue 1 table
and about to reach the
Champions League semi-finals with
a stunning two-legged victory over
Borussia Dortmund.
fast forward 12 months and the
monte Carlo club are about to
relinquish their french title to
paris saint-Germain.
psG and monaco are the top two
in france and go head-to-head in
the capital on sunday night. a win
for psG would see them crowned
Ligue 1 champions with five
matchdays still to go.
Losing their title doesn’t make it
a disappointing season for
monaco, though. far from it. if
they hang on to the runners-up
spot to claim an automatic berth
in next season’s Champions
League group stages, 2017-18 will
have been a successful campaign.
Last summer they sold
£290million of talent in
Benjamin mendy, tiemoue
Bakayoko, Bernardo silva
and kylian mbappe.
it is hard to replace such
stars and retain a toptwo spot – yet monaco
are on course to do
exactly that.
thanks to Leonardo
Jardim’s smart
management, the
team’s consistent
performances and 18 goals
and counting for top scorer
radamel falcao, monaco
have never fallen lower than
fourth in the standings. But as
soon as the season is over,
europe’s richest clubs
will swoop on their
prized assets again.
playmaker thomas
Lemar (left), right-back
Djibril sidibe and
midfielder
fabinho are the
players most
likely to leave, as
long as suitors
have the cash.
the bidding for
Lemar, for
example, is likely
to start at
around £70m.
monaco will
rebuild and
move on. the
principality
outfit are as
good as any club in europe at
succession planning.
powerfully promising almamy
toure will step into sidibe’s boots
while Belgium midfielder Youri
tielemans should have a more
prominent role next season.
the next generation are already
coming through. monaco signed
pietro pellegri from Genoa for
£20m in January.
the 17-year-old striker will be
the player to watch next season,
while the club also have high hopes
for 18-year-old homegrown winger
moussa sylla.
they may have fewer trophies
than last year but life is still good
at monaco.
when it comes to competing near
the top of the table while making
money, the french riviera outfit
could teach certain premier
League clubs a thing or two.
friday, april 13, 2018 metro 29
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taBles/fixtures
premier league
p
manchester city
32
manchester united 32
liverpOOl
33
tOttenham
32
chelsea
32
arsenal
32
burnley
32
leicester
32
evertOn
33
newcastle
32
bOurnemOuth
33
watFOrd
33
brightOn
32
west ham
32
swansea
32
huddersField
33
crystal palace
33
sOuthamptOn
32
stOke city
33
west brOm
33
fixtures (3pm unless stated)
saturday
burnley v leicester ...................................
crystal palace v brighton ........................
huddersfield v watford ............................
liverpool v bournemouth ........ (5.30pm)
southampton v chelsea .........(12.30pm)
ladBrokes tip:
crystal palace tO beat
brightOn 10/11
ladBrokes tip:
burnley and leicester
tO draw 2/1
ladBrokes tip:
championship
W
27
22
19
20
17
16
13
11
11
10
9
10
8
8
8
8
7
5
6
3
d
3
5
10
7
6
6
10
10
8
8
11
7
11
10
8
8
10
13
9
12
l
2
5
4
5
9
10
9
11
14
14
13
16
13
14
16
17
16
14
18
18
F
90
63
75
64
54
61
31
48
38
33
41
42
29
40
26
26
33
31
30
26
a pTs
24 84
25 71
35 67
27 67
31 57
43 54
28 49
45 43
53 41
41 38
53 38
59 37
43 35
58 34
45 32
54 32
52 31
50 28
63 27
52 21
swansea v everton ...................................
tottenham v man city ...............(7.45pm)
sunday
man united v west brom............... (4pm)
newcastle v arsenal...................(1.30pm)
Monday
west ham v stoke ...........................(8pm)
top scorers
29 mohamed salah (liverpool, below)
25 harry kane (tottenham)
21 sergio aguero (man city)
16 raheem sterling (man city), Jamie
vardy (leicester)
15 romelu lukaku (man united)
14 roberto Firmino (liverpool)
12 heung-min son (tottenham)
evertOn tO beat
swansea 19/10
ladBrokes tip:
salah tO scOre &
liverpOOl win 4/7
ladBrokes tip:
sOuthamptOn v chelsea
btts 17/20
ladBrokes tip:
arsenal tO beat
newcastle 11/10
europe
spain la liga
p W d l F a pts
barcelona
31 24 7 0 79 16 79
atletico madrid 31 20 8 3 51 15 68
valencia
31 20 5 6 59 31 65
real madrid
31 19 7 5 77 34 64
real betis
31 15 4 12 52 53 49
villarreal
31 14 5 12 41 37 47
sevilla
31 14 4 13 39 50 46
girona
31 12 8 11 44 48 44
celta vigo
31 12 7 12 50 43 43
eibar
31 11 7 13 36 45 40
athletic bilbao 31 9 12 10 33 35 39
getafe
31 10 9 12 35 30 39
real sociedad 31 10 7 14 56 52 37
leganes
31 10 6 15 26 39 36
espanyol
31 8 12 11 26 38 36
alaves
31 11 2 18 28 45 35
levante
31 6 13 12 28 45 31
deportivo
31 5 8 18 29 63 23
las palmas
31 5 6 20 22 63 21
malaga
31 4 5 22 19 48 17
fixtures
Today
girona v real betis .............................(8pm)
saturday
athletic bilbao v deportivo .........(7.45pm)
barcelona v valencia .................... (3.15pm)
las palmas v real sociedad ......(5.30pm)
leganes v celta vigo ...................(5.30pm)
sevilla v villarreal ..........................(12noon)
sunday
atletico madrid v levante ............ (3.15pm)
eibar v alaves.................................... (11am)
getafe v espanyol ........................(5.30pm)
malaga v real madrid ...................(7.45pm)
rOnaldO tO scOre First at
malaga 21/20
10
Points from
four games in
charge of
Levante for Paco Lopez.
Last week’s 2-1 win
over fellow strugglers
Las Palmas should
ensure they stay up
39
Game La Liga
unbeaten run,
a new record,
if Barcelona do not lose
to Valencia tomorrow –
in the week Roma
knocked them out of
the Champions League
wolves
Fulham
cardiff
aston villa
derby
millwall
middlesbrough
bristol city
sheff utd
brentford
preston
ipswich
norwich
leeds
Qpr
hull
sheff wed
nottm Forest
reading
birmingham
bolton
barnsley
sunderland
burton
p
42
42
41
42
41
42
42
42
42
42
42
42
42
42
42
42
42
41
42
42
42
41
42
42
W
28
23
24
22
18
18
19
17
19
17
16
16
14
15
14
11
11
13
10
11
9
8
6
7
d
8
12
8
10
14
14
9
14
8
13
15
8
14
9
11
14
14
7
12
7
12
13
15
11
l
6
7
9
10
9
10
14
11
15
12
11
18
14
18
17
17
17
21
20
24
21
20
21
24
F
76
72
62
66
60
54
59
59
57
58
52
50
46
54
53
64
50
43
46
32
34
42
45
30
a
36
41
35
40
40
39
41
48
49
47
44
52
52
60
63
61
59
59
61
61
64
61
74
77
pts
92
81
80
76
68
68
66
65
65
64
63
56
56
54
53
47
47
46
42
40
39
37
33
32
W
26
25
24
21
18
17
19
16
15
16
15
13
14
16
12
12
12
12
12
11
9
10
10
7
d
8
11
9
6
9
11
5
13
16
7
9
14
11
5
15
14
12
11
10
12
15
12
10
9
l
6
5
7
14
13
13
17
12
10
18
18
15
16
18
14
13
17
18
19
17
16
19
22
25
F
81
75
55
68
53
54
54
64
58
57
56
54
49
49
43
47
49
55
39
53
44
41
36
32
a
27
36
33
51
48
49
51
51
49
61
60
52
60
61
47
45
59
62
51
67
53
59
72
62
pts
86
86
81
69
63
62
62
61
61
55
54
53
53
53
51
50
48
47
46
45
42
42
40
30
d
5
11
11
6
13
13
8
16
7
13
13
9
15
12
13
12
5
10
13
16
11
7
9
8
l
9
8
9
13
10
9
14
10
16
13
13
17
12
15
16
17
23
18
19
16
21
23
24
23
F
67
87
75
57
63
57
51
61
63
57
51
53
49
44
56
62
56
55
46
40
34
48
38
43
a pts
40 83
43 80
55 74
47 72
44 70
42 67
40 65
48 64
62 64
50 61
46 61
59 57
51 54
55 54
58 52
60 51
70 47
64 46
59 43
53 43
63 41
70 40
63 36
71 35
league one
p
wigan
40
blackburn
41
shrewsbury 40
rotherham
41
plymouth
40
charlton
41
portsmouth
41
peterborough 41
scunthorpe
41
bristol rovers 41
Fleetwood
42
blackpool
42
southend
41
bradford
39
gillingham
41
doncaster
39
walsall
41
Oxford
41
aFc wimbledon 41
Oldham
40
rochdale
40
mk dons
41
northampton 42
bury
41
(Not including last night’s game)
league two
accrington
luton
wycombe
exeter
notts county
lincoln
coventry
mansfield
swindon
carlisle
colchester
crawley
newport
cambridge
stevenage
cheltenham
crewe
yeovil
port vale
morecambe
grimsby
Forest green
barnet
chesterfield
p
40
42
41
41
42
40
41
42
42
42
42
42
40
41
42
42
42
40
42
41
42
41
42
40
W
26
23
21
22
19
18
19
16
19
16
16
16
13
14
13
13
14
12
10
9
10
11
9
9
fixtures (3pm unless stated)
Today
aston villa v leeds ......................(7.45pm)
saturday
barnsley v bolton .......................................
burton v derby ...........................................
Fulham v brentford ....................(5.30pm)
hull v sheff wed .........................................
middlesbrough v bristol city ....................
norwich v cardiff .......................................
nottm Forest v ipswich .............................
Qpr v preston ............................................
reading v sunderland ...............................
sheff utd v millwall ...........................(1pm)
sunday
wolves v birmingham ................(12noon)
ladBrokes tip:
ruben neves tO scOre
First at mOlineux 7/1
ladBrokes tip:
derby tO win away tO
burtOn 8/11
fixtures (3pm)
saturday
blackpool v Fleetwood ..............................
bristol rovers v blackburn .......................
bury v northampton ..................................
charlton v scunthorpe ..............................
mk dons v doncaster ................................
Oldham v gillingham .................................
Oxford v southend .....................................
peterborough v rochdale ........................
plymouth v portsmouth ...........................
walsall v aFc wimbledon .........................
wigan v rotherham ...................................
ladBrokes tip:
blackburn tO win at
bristOl rOvers 10/11
ladBrokes tip:
peterbOrOugh tO beat
rOchdale 29/20
ladBrokes tip:
wigan tO win 7/10
fixtures (3pm)
saturday
accrington v exeter ...................................
cheltenham v Forest green .....................
chesterfield v mansfield ................. (1pm)
colchester v notts county .......................
crawley v coventry ....................................
grimsby v barnet .......................................
luton v crewe .............................................
morecambe v carlisle ................................
newport v swindon ...................................
port vale v lincoln .....................................
stevenage v cambridge ............................
yeovil v wycombe ......................................
ladBrokes tip:
chesterField v
mansField btts 17/20
ladBrokes tip:
lutOn tO win 4/9
ladBrokes tip:
wycOmbe tO win 20/23
italy serie a
germany Bundesliga
p W d l F a pts
Juventus
31 26 3 2 74 18 81
napoli
31 24 5 2 66 21 77
lazio
31 18 6 7 75 40 60
roma
31 18 6 7 50 26 60
inter milan
31 16 11 4 50 22 59
ac milan
31 15 7 9 43 36 52
Fiorentina
31 14 8 9 44 33 50
sampdoria
31 14 6 11 50 46 48
atalanta
31 13 9 9 47 34 48
torino
31 11 12 8 46 38 45
bologna
31 10 5 16 35 43 35
genoa
31 9 8 14 24 31 35
udinese
31 10 3 18 39 48 33
sassuolo
31 7 9 15 21 51 30
chievo
31 7 8 16 29 51 29
cagliari
31 8 5 18 28 51 29
spal
31 5 12 14 30 52 27
crotone
31 7 6 18 29 56 27
verona
31 7 4 20 26 62 25
benevento
31 4 1 26 26 73 13
fixtures (2pm unless stated)
saturday
atalanta v inter milan ...................(7.45pm)
cagliari v udinese .........................................
chievo v torino ....................................(5pm)
genoa v crotone .................................(5pm)
sunday
ac milan v napoli ..........................................
bologna v verona ..........................................
Fiorentina v spal .......................... (11.30am)
Juventus v sampdoria .......................(5pm)
lazio v roma ..................................(7.45pm)
sassuolo v benevento ..................................
p W d l F a pts
b munich (c) 29 23 3 3 76 21 72
schalke
29 15 7 7 45 33 52
dortmund
29 14 9 6 57 39 51
leverkusen
29 13 9 7 51 36 48
e Frankfurt
29 13 7 9 40 33 46
rb leipzig
29 13 7 9 44 41 46
hoffenheim
29 11 10 8 53 42 43
m’gladbach
29 11 7 11 38 43 40
stuttgart
29 11 5 13 26 34 38
hertha berlin 29 8 12 9 33 34 36
augsburg
29 9 9 11 38 40 36
w bremen
29 9 9 11 33 35 36
hannover
29 9 8 12 37 43 35
Freiburg
29 6 12 11 26 48 30
wolfsburg
29 5 14 10 30 37 29
mainz
29 6 9 14 30 47 27
hamburg
29 5 7 17 23 46 22
cologne
29 5 6 18 28 56 21
fixtures (2.30pm unless stated)
Today
wolfsburg v Fc augsburg ........... (7.30pm)
saturday
b leverkusen v eintracht Frankfurt ..........
bayern munich v b m’gladbach .(5.30pm)
hertha berlin v cologne ...............................
hoffenheim v hamburg ...............................
stuttgart v hannover ....................................
sunday
schalke v borussia dortmund ....................
werder bremen v rb leipzig ...........(5pm)
Monday
mainz v Freiburg ........................... (7.30pm)
rOma tO win the derby with
laziO 6/4
lewandOwski tO scOre and
bayern tO win 7/10
efl top scorers
the
Payne
game
championship
19 matej vydra (derby)
18 bobby reid (bristol city)
17 leon clarke (sheff utd)
league one
efl with John payne
26 Jack marriott (peterborough)
21 brett pitman (portsmouth)
17 will grigg (wigan)
league two
22 billy kee (accrington)
20 mohamed eisa
national league
macclesfield
tranmere
sutton united
Fylde
aldershot town
boreham wood
wrexham
dover
ebbsfleet
bromley
dag & red
leyton Orient
eastleigh
halifax
maidenhead
gateshead
hartlepool
solihull moors
maidstone
woking
barrow
torquay
chester
guiseley
p W
43 25
41 21
42 21
43 20
42 19
43 18
43 17
42 18
41 16
41 16
41 16
41 14
42 12
42 13
41 13
40 11
42 12
42 12
43 11
43 12
41 10
42 9
43 7
40 6
d
10
10
9
11
14
15
18
13
16
12
11
11
17
14
13
17
12
11
14
9
14
10
13
12
(Not including last night’s game)
l
8
10
12
12
9
10
8
11
9
13
14
16
13
15
15
12
18
19
18
22
17
23
23
22
F
62
71
62
81
61
55
48
55
56
65
60
53
61
46
54
53
48
42
48
52
48
39
37
34
a
45
42
49
54
47
41
36
37
46
50
53
52
66
53
60
44
60
53
63
71
59
67
71
72
pts
85
73
72
71
71
69
69
67
64
60
59
53
53
53
52
50
48
47
47
45
44
37
34
30
fixtures (3pm unless stated)
saturday
barrow v ebbsfleet ....................................
boreham wood v chester .........................
gateshead v eastleigh ..............................
macclesfield v l Orient ............(12.30pm)
maidenhead v dover ..................................
maidstone v Fylde ......................................
solihull moors v guiseley ..........................
sutton united v hartlepool ......................
torquay v halifax .......................................
tranmere v aldershot ................................
woking v bromley ......................................
wrexham v dag & red ..............................
Spireites
face tough
afternoon
at coalface
For sheer hatred, there
are few derbies to match
Chesterfield and mansfield,
who play a crunch league
two game tomorrow.
the real loathing stems
from the 1984 miners’
strike when the Derbyshire
pit workers walked out but
those in neighbouring
nottinghamshire largely
didn’t. mansfield was the
scene of some of the
bitterest clashes, the locals
being derided as ‘scabs’.
the fixture has been
rarer in recent times, with
mansfield out of the league
from 2008 to 2013 while
Chesterfield spent the last
three years in league one.
But now it is the spireites
whose eFl future hangs by
a thread, despite 17 goals
from top scorer Kristian
women
fa cup semi-finals
sunday
chelsea v man city .................... (3.30pm)
everton v arsenal ......................(12.30pm)
women’s super league
Today
yeovil v reading ..........................(7.45pm)
scotland
scottish cup semi-finals
saturday
motherwell v aberdeen ............ (12.15pm)
sunday
celtic v rangers .........................(2.30pm)
ladBrokes tip:
celtic tO beat rangers
7/10
france ligue 1
p W d l F a pts
psg
32 27 3 2 96 22 84
monaco
32 21 7 4 77 34 70
lyon
32 18 9 5 69 36 63
marseille
32 18 9 5 64 38 63
rennes
32 13 8 11 41 38 47
montpellier
32 10 16 6 31 26 46
nice
32 13 7 12 43 44 46
nantes
32 12 8 12 31 35 44
st etienne
32 11 10 11 37 45 43
guingamp
32 11 8 13 36 46 41
dijon
32 11 8 13 45 60 41
bordeaux
32 11 7 14 36 42 40
amiens
32 10 7 15 29 34 37
angers
32 8 12 12 37 43 36
caen
32 10 5 17 23 42 35
strasbourg
32 8 10 14 38 57 34
toulouse
32 7 9 16 29 44 30
troyes
32 8 5 19 25 46 29
lille
32 7 7 18 30 51 28
metz
32 5 7 20 29 63 22
fixtures (7pm unless stated)
Today
angers v nice .................................(7.45pm)
saturday
caen v toulouse ............................................
lille v guingamp ............................................
lyon v amiens .....................................(4pm)
nantes v dijon ................................................
rennes v metz ...............................................
strasbourg v st etienne ...............................
sunday
montpellier v bordeaux .....................(2pm)
troyes v marseille ...............................(4pm)
paris saint-germain v monaco .......(8pm)
st etienne tO win at
strasbOurg 5/4
Top scorer: dennis
Dennis and Jack lester, a
club legend as a player,
having been manager since
the end of september.
a Chesterfield side – with
sean Dyche in defence –
were infamously denied a
place in the 1997 Fa Cup
final when ref David elleray
failed to give a goal when
Jonathan howard’s shot
against middlesbrough
clearly crossed the line.
and if they do go down
this time, they can point to
another shocker of a
decision by Bobby madley
to give Grimsby a matchwinning penalty last week.
Former boss steve evans
was widely expected to get
mansfield up but, when he
left them high and dry by
joining Peterborough, their
fortunes dipped.
nine games without a
win, eight of them under
new boss David Flitcroft,
have left them a point
outside the play-off spots.
so make no mistake, for
whoever loses tomorrow
life really will be the pits.
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F YoU have to leave the stage,
you might as well set fire to the
scenery. That seemed to be
Gianluigi buffon’s philosophy
on Wednesday when the
Juventus goalkeeper’s Champions
league career ended in spectacular,
disastrous and memorable fashion.
Sent off for getting very up close
and personal with Michael oliver in
the wake of the referee’s decision to
give real Madrid what turned out to
be a tie-clinching injury-time
penalty, the italian was happy to
share his rather colourful thoughts
on the quarter-final – and its main
protagonist – later that evening.
‘Clearly you cannot have a heart
in your chest, but a rubbish bin,’
mused the 40-year-old. ‘if you don’t
have the character to walk on a pitch
t AD
an
st
danny cowley to
be the next
ipswich manager
9/4
like this, you can sit in the stands
with your wife, your kids, drinking
your Sprite and eating crisps.’
Colourful stuff.
buffon’s outburst, in what now
looks to have been his last
Champions league match, has
drawn inevitable comparisons with
Zinedine Zidane, the real Madrid
manager who ended his own
international career in similarly
apocalyptic fashion with a headbutt
and a red card against buffon’s italy
buFF aNd
GRuFF taLK
parting
shots:
buffon
(left) and
mccarthy
refused to
go quietly
this week
NO TAKING THE MICK AT MEMORABLE EXITS
in the 2006 World Cup final. but the
man buffon reminded me of is,
obviously, Mick McCarthy.
The curmudgeon’s curmudgeon
mercifully threw in the towel at
ipswich this week after finally
growing tired of what he perceived
to be the unfair sniping of fans.
Unlike buffon’s sudden
departure, this is an exit that has
been coming for a while with
McCarthy regularly using postmatch press conferences to hit back
at his critics with a verbal
forthrightness of which the Juve
no.1 would no doubt approve.
last month ipswich bowed to the
inevitable and announced they had
mutually agreed to part ways with
McCarthy this summer.
The former ireland boss insisted
he would not be hounded into
leaving earlier but lasted just four
more games, chucking it in on
Tuesday night when fans booed his
decision to substitute barry Cotter
in the win over barnsley.
‘That was a disgraceful reaction
but i won’t have to listen to it again
because that’s my last game, i’m out
of here,’ he announced, before
banging the desk and walking out of
the press conference, his immediate
and formal departure announced by
the club shortly afterwards.
it would be tempting to describe it
as the ultimate ‘mic drop’ but i’m
not sure whether McCarthy might
think that means he had knocked out
someone called Michael.
now that would have given
buffon an idea.
Stoke boss
tight-lipped
on claims of
‘Awol’ Jese
stoke manager paul Lambert
has refused to comment on
reports on-loan paris saintGermain forward Jese has failed
to report for training.
there were claims yesterday
the 25-year-old had not returned
from his latest spell of
compassionate leave to visit his
sick son in spain.
Jese has not featured in stoke’s
squad for the last two matches,
last appearing as a substitute
against everton on march 17.
However, Lambert would not
speak about the player or saido
Berahino, who is training with
the club’s Under-23s.
‘i am just going to concentrate
on monday’s game (at west
Ham),’ he said when asked about
Jese. ‘the exact same for saido.’
Coleman can
only see Bale
at ‘giant’ club
GaretH BaLe could only quit
real madrid for another ‘giant
club’, according to his former
wales boss Chris Coleman.
although 28-year-old Bale
played against Juventus on
wednesday, real manager
Zinedine Zidane has used him
less heavily in recent weeks,
sparking speculation he could be
on his way out of the Bernabeu.
But sunderland manager
Coleman said: ‘there’s nowhere
bigger so if he does leave
madrid, where’s he going to go?
‘it will have to be another
giant club. the last conversations
i had with him, he liked the life
in madrid, loved the club.’
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Roy Orbison is back on stage 30 years
after his death as one of a growing
number of artists going on tour as a
hologram. Lucy Hedges reports on how
musicians are beating the Grim Reaper
w
Hen Chester
Bennington,
the lead singer of
Linkin park, took
his own life last
July, album sales soared by more
than 5,000 per cent, selling 111,000
compared with 2,000 the previous
day. it was further proof of that
reliable music adage: that the
untimely death of a musician
prompts a spike in album sales
as people indulge in listening
binges or rediscover the artist’s
back catalogue.
now the latest frontier in
posthumous entertainment, it
would seem, is touring from
beyond the grave as a hologram.
sure, there have been one-off
holographic performances before,
most notably of tupac shakur at
Coachella in 2012 and michael
Jackson at the Billboard music
awards in 2014.
But as a hologram of rock’n’roll
icon roy orbison continues to
tour the Uk and technological
wizardry advances, the idea of
seeing a performance by an artist
from the afterlife could become as
normal as watching your favourite
band perform in the flesh.
the rise of roy
Dressed in a grey suit, holding his
red Gibson guitar while crooning
digitally remastered classics such
pretty woman and only the
Lonely from behind his signature
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Thriller: michael Jackson is brought
back to life at the billboard music
awards in 2014 and (left) an engineer
readying the roy Orbison
holographic performance getty
» Continued from Page 31
shades, the strikingly life-sized digital
recreation of orbison performing on
stage is an image you might have to keep
reminding yourself isn’t real.
The ‘first-of-its-kind’ event has hit the
halfway mark of a ten-date tour across
the Uk. but, of course, The big o isn’t
the first to be digitally exhumed in
holographic form. Former black Sabbath
member ronnie James Dio appeared in a
bunch of shows across europe at the end
of last year. but what differentiates
orbison’s in Dreams tour from
other holographic-style
shows like Dio’s are
the technology and
techniques used to
make the onstage
and offstage
magic happen.
bASe hologram, the
powerful: the epson pro l-series
live entertainment
laser projector used for in dreams
company behind in
superstars will
Dreams The hologram Uk Tour,
says orbison’s hologram has been in
development for more than a year, and
it has worked closely with the estate
and orbison’s sons for authenticity.
‘We do that with all the estates we
work with,’ says base hologram
Productions Ceo Marty Tudor. ‘That’s
key to learning the nuances of the
character of that person; that’s what
gives you a sense of reality.’
‘We’re not saying to people that
this is exactly what he would have
looked like in the 1960s,’ says
chairman brian becker, who is also
Ceo of base entertainment. ‘it’s a
live again: ronnie James dio of
black sabbath and tupac shakur
celebration and an interpretation that tries
to be as authentic as possible.’
visual trickery
Despite what the tour name implies,
orbison isn’t actually a 360-degree,
3D hologram. ‘There is currently no way
to project a 360-degree life-size image,
the technology just isn’t there right now,’
says becker. instead, the company
delivers ‘a true 3D illusion’.
‘The biggest challenge is that no one’s
ever done this before,’ says Tudor.
The result is what the company
is calling ‘the most effective, the
clearest and brightest image possible,
and the most nimble’.
The specifics of how the company
creates the illusion starts with the
filming of the show itself. in order
for the image to look real and to
perform a full-length concert and
interact with the orchestra, conductor
and audience, an actor is brought in and
trained over a 12-week rehearsal period
to make sure the images, movement and
facial features are correct.
‘it’s CGi and that type of thing,’
says becker. ‘There’s a very specific
technique used when you’re filming the
show – you consider where you film it
and the distance is between you and
the camera – which is necessary to be
able to create the illusion.’
Then it’s on to the actual
projection. The traditional way of
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Fans of famed psychedelic rocker Frank zappa
(right) will be thrilled to know he will be making a
virtual return to the stage for the Bizarre World of
Frank zappa hologram tour this year with his longterm band members. Using unseen footage from
the 1970s, the show will be ‘mind-melting’.
You don’t even need to be deceased to put on
a show. the still-very-much-alive abba have
announced they will put on a holographic world
tour in 2019 more than three decades after they
broke up. metallica drummer lars Ulrich has even
said that he’s not opposed to one day coming back
and touring as a hologram, while word on the web
suggests Whitney houston and notorious BiG could
be next to be digitally resurrected.
live forever
showtime
projecting a holographic-style image is
based on a technique referred to as
‘That alone doesn’t do it’, says becker.
Pepper’s Ghost, named after 19th-century ‘There are a number of production
techniques above and beyond the
british scientist John henry Pepper,.
technical aspects that make this an
Pepper demonstrated a piece of visual
trickery in which an image is projected
incredible experience. You’ve got to bring
in lighting and the placement of the other
on to an angled piece of glass or flexible
onstage elements like the orchestra.
translucent foil, which is then reflected
‘We believe that having live artists and
back on to the stage to create the illusion.
the holographic image together is what
While this technique delivers a
really solidifies the show and creates
convincing degree of authenticity and
the true illusion.’ As a live entertainment
has been widely adopted in the past,
company, its
orbison’s image
approach to the show
relies heavily on a
We
believe
that
having
is like any other in
powerful epson
live artists and the
the West end and it’s
Pro l-Series digital
with this same
laser projector that
holographic image
enthusiasm that the
broadcasts the
together
is
what
really
company is bringing
digital image on to
solidifies the show and legendary opera
a specially designed
screen that’s been
creates the true illusion singer Maria Callas
back to the stage
developed with the
Base hologram Productions’ Brian Becker 41 years after her
purpose of
death with a live
reflecting and
55-piece orchestra across locations
creating 3D holographic-like images.
worldwide later this year.
That illusion is good for about 140
As new technologies are developed,
degrees before quality starts to drop,
Tudor believes this is going to create a
so the company isn’t selling tickets
much bigger, broader industry.
beyond that viewpoint.
‘When somebody passes, you don’t
becker is quick to add they’re working
have to give up on them or their live
with a company that says it will be able
appearances,’ he says. ‘i think this is
to deliver 180-degree holographic
going to broaden the industry and
images within the next year or so. That
even make it stronger. We are just
would mean that for the first time, from
scratching the surface of what we’ll
a sideways view, it would be like looking
be doing creatively.’
at the artist in 3D.
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sony xperia xZ2 compact
sony’s given its flagship phone
the mini-me treatment, ditching
the ps4 dualshock 4-style
haptics but retaining the skinny
bezels, 19mp 4k shooting
New
snapper, water-resistant
overcoat and latest slice of
snapdragon silicon.
£529 (SIM-free), sonymobile.com/gb
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mario kart edition
tech we want
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the latest way to spend an afternoon
getting frustrated with your family involves
everyone’s favourite red-overalled plumber
and racing chums. expect to dodge banana
peels, toss shells and purchase iconic mkthemed properties like rainbow road.
board flipping, optional.
£27.99 (available in June), hasbro.com
Lavazza a modo mio tiny
gopro hero
gopro’s action capturer brings entry-level
shooting to the pOv party and while there’s no
4k, expect voice control, wi-fi syncing with your
smartphone and a water-resistant cover.
£199.99, shop.gopro.com
designed for coffee addicts with small
kitchens, this compact coffee
machine allows you to squeeze your
caffeine fix into the smallest of
spaces with an equally dinky
price tag to match.
£39 (available later this
month), tesco.com
pioneer ddJ sb3
pioneer’s fine-tuned its bestselling dJ controller
with a little help from dJ Jazzy Jeff, which means
alongside industry-leading hardware and excellent
features, beginner dJs can trigger scratch effects
just like will smith’s hip-hop homie.
£229, djsuperstore.com
roto vr chair
who didn’t love spinning in
a swivel chair as a kid? this vr
gaming throne takes it up
a notch with a motorised base,
vr head tracker, touch pedals
and a control box for
a wonderfully immersive 360
vr experience.
From $999 (705), rotovr.com
htc vive pro headset
the other poster child of premium-grade vr has undergonee
a bit of a makeover to equip it with higher resolution dualOled displays, a modified design with built-in speakers,
a refined body and optional vive wireless adapter.
£799 (headset onlyy), vive.com
minky premium styling dock
sennheiser ambeo
smart headset
as well as being great earphones, sennheiser’s
headset does binaural 3d recording
g, so you can
capture the sound of the world arou
und and make
the audio shine on your all your vid
deo content.
£259.99, en-uk.sennheiser..com
ditch your sloppy styling space with this slick siliconelined dock that can withstand the heat of your straighteners,
while cable tidies keep clutter to a minimum.
£30, minky.com
ambrogio 250i elite
with its shiny red paint job this
robomower’s been dubbed the ‘Ferarri
of lawnmowers’ but the automated
grass muncher can also be controlled
and monitored remotely and instructed
to mow specific areas. advanced
tracking sends an alert if your
neighbour tries to nick it.
£2,599, johnlewis.com
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on test slow cookers
3
5
george
home 5.5L
this monster 200W pot
is hob-safe, so you can
crisp up your crunchies
and brown your meat
before everything
turns to mush. the Led
display and digital timer
let you programme
when you want to autoswitch from ‘cook’ to
just ‘keep warm’ but
results can be patchy
given there’s no
customised cookery
book included. And
beware the scalding
metal lid handle.
£32, direct.asda.com
4
5
crock-pot 4.5L
crock-Pot is the market
leader for good reason
– always the best
results. You can sauté
on the hob first but
a lack of pot handles
means a few burnt
fingers. it’s relatively
low power at 160W
but it has a
heat-responsive
duraceramic coating
and insulating, hinged
lid. Best of all, the
recipe book is cracking.
if it also had a digital
programmer, we’d be
calling this perfect.
£69.98, crockpot.co.uk
2
5
cookworks
1.5L compact
this mini slow cooker is
also fairly low-power at
120W, so it’ll cost less in
leccy. there’s no hobtop sautéing with its
heavyweight ceramic
bowl, there’s no digital
programmer and
there’s no recipe book
either. so while it’s
almost cheap enough
to be disposable, good
results are hit and miss.
We’d rather cook more
and put the rest in the
freezer for a rainy day.
£11.99, argos.co.uk
sam warburton
The Wales rugby
star, 29, on GPS match
analysis, training with
drones and putting
a whole roast dinner
in a NutriBullet.
By Andrew Williams
dan sung
How useful is GPS in
match analysis?
it tells you how far and at what
speeds you’ve run in training and in
games. it’s a good way of making
sure players don’t over or undertrain. if you can see you’re running
too much in training you can pull
that back so you don’t get an injury.
needs more food and we weigh
ourselves every day.
Do you use any gadgets
in the kitchen?
i use a nutribullet because it’s
a quick way of consuming calories.
Is the video referee ruining
the game?
Some people say they don’t like it
as it slows things down but it’s
essential to get the right result,
especially with so much at stake
in an international competition.
Do you use drones
in training?
Yes, it’s good to get a bird’s eye
view of where you’re supposed to
be positionally. in international
rugby we can spend 90 minutes
a day on our Macbooks doing
match analysis. We watch our
own performances and there are
hours of footage of the opposition
as well. We have three full-time
people collecting footage analysis
for the Welsh team.
Do you use fitness trackers?
They’re a good tool for people who
are first starting in the fitness world
but if you do it all the time you
don’t need them. There’s a place
for things like Fitbit but i’ve been
doing this for 14 years so i don’t
count calories. i can tell if my body
smooth operator: nutribullet,
nest and Fitbit
i once put a chicken roast dinner in
there, i wasn’t hungry but needed
to eat and had to rush off to a press
conference so that was the quickest
way of consuming a big meal. it
was horrific, i wouldn’t recommend
it. i need 4,500 calories a day so
doing a smoothie with milk, peanut
butter, banana and protein can go
up to 1,000 calories, which i can
drink in two minutes.
How has the technology for
treating injuries changed?
i must have had 20 Mri scans
during my career. They’re a lot
quicker now than they used to be.
i would be in there for about
two-and-a-half hours and now it
takes 30 minutes. We also use
cryotherapy chambers, which use
low temperatures to treat symptoms
like tissue damage. it’s the same
principle as putting a packet of
peas on a swelling.
Do you have any fancy
features in your car?
i’ve got a range rover Sport and
i like being able to preheat the seats
and the steering wheel via an app
when i get up. i like using the
adaptive cruise control when i’m
going to london – it’s brilliant for
long journeys and having the
screens on the back of the seats
is a godsend. i get peace when
i’m driving my 18-month-old
daughter to soft play as she’ll be
watching Cbeebies.
How smart is your home?
i’ve got a nest. it’s so easy to
change the temperature in your
house from your phone. i used to
be a bit of a technophobe with that
stuff but i love being able to sort
out my heating before i get home.
Warburton is an ambassador
for Range Rover. See
@LandRoverRugby #WeDealInReal
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the force is at
stratford city
a concert for the players
Anyone who loves gaming knows how
emotive a well-composed score can
be – the music from the Last of us
(above) is particularly stirring. gamers
should head to Playstation in concert
at the royal Albert hall, where the
royal Philharmonic orchestra will play
tunes from Playstation exclusives.
May 30, from £20, royalalberthall.com
trigger-happy science
geek
diarY
the free imperial Festival
at imperial college’s south
Kensington campus features a
hands-on zone for youngsters
plus the latest in tech research.
throw in the chance to take on
a robot at air hockey and classic
video games to play and it’s
pretty much our idea of heaven.
Apr 28–29, free, imperial.ac.uk
walk with dinosaurs in yorkshire
sadly (or perhaps not) we still haven’t managed to
create a real-life Jurassic Park in the uK, so we’ll
have to settle for this new dinosaur exhibition at
the Yorkshire Museum instead.
recently opened by none
other than david
Attenborough
(right), it includes
sea dragon fossils and a
Vr experience that lets you
feed a sauropod its supper (they’re
vegetarians so you’re not on the menu).
Ongoing, £7.50, yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
it’s Judgement dave
You’ve never really tested your
friendship until you’ve locked
yourself in a room with four of
your mates and tried to figure
out a series of impossibly tricky
puzzles in order to escape. if you
think your friendship can take the
strain, head to the Brunswick in
hove for the latest game from
Bewilder Box. ominously named
‘Judgement dAVe’, it features red
dwarf’s norman Lovett as the
voice of an evil computer.
Until Jul 10, from £80,
bewilderbox.com
those who missed
out on the immersive
star Wars experience
when it was installed
at shepherd’s Bush
have a second chance
to use the Force, as
the whole set-up has
now been transported
to Westfield stratford
city. Playing in a team
of four, you and your
friends take on the
roles of rebels on a
mission to recover
imperial intelligence.
Until May 13, from
£30, thevoid.com
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by Patrick Arundell
cryptic crossword
across
1. excellent start at school? (5-5)
7. they cause suffering - observe
great care (5)
8. it has no meaning (7)
10. people may have to put up with
her (8)
11. an element of jazz in classical
music (4)
13. it’s not so hot in this jug (6)
15. hut for a musical sailor (6)
17. agrees, but says nothing (4)
18. it’s not right having more
surplus (4,4)
21. takes good steps not to have to
walk in the streets (7)
22. girl from the heath i care
about? (5)
23. if your words are this, you won’t
want to eat them! (2,3,5)
quick crossword
down
1. in life ignorance may make one
pretend (5)
2. Found the answer again, being
determined (8)
3. a long speech from one in
business (6)
4. abandoned port (4)
5. a parliamentary term? (7)
6. they presumably hope not to
miss the post (10)
9. a chance one is fortunate to
get (5,5)
12. talks to many head
tradesmen (8)
14. scrap an aged golf-club (3,4)
16. afternoon service? (3,3)
19. without it one is utterly
incompetent! (5)
20. a thought the bride apparently
conceals (4)
Yesterday’s solutions
cryptic
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returning; 12 takes flight; 15 Four-posters;
17 Moonbeams; 19 tow; 21 Verse; 22 granted.
down: 1 carte; 2 ebb; 3 isle; 4 Frontiers; 5
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BBC1, 10.35pm
our graham had better be on his
best behaviour tonight: dwayne ‘The
Rock’ Johnson is not the kind of guy
you want to get on the wrong side of.
The most successful wrestler turned
film star ever (with apologies to hulk
hogan) is on the promo trail for new
movie Rampage with co-star naomie
harris. Martin Freeman is usually the
light relief – but here he’s discussing
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brazilian dance (5)
reveal or disclose (3,4)
rotate (4)
recollect (6)
variety of turnip (5)
characteristic (5)
stripling (3)
monotonous (7)
senseless, foolish (3)
viral disease (5)
One who steals (5)
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glasses, informally (5)
Fruit (5)
public sale (7)
invent (6)
collection (3)
religious images (5)
greenfly (5)
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church recess (4)
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tonight’s
tv choice
masterchef: the final
BBC1, 8.30pm
after weeks of slaving over all
manner of cooking appliances, it will
come down to a lip-drooling smack of
the lips from gregg Wallace as fellow
judge John Torode delivers the result.
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You can be sensitive to
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Avoid sudden decisions,
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or so.
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cosmic forces suggest you
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romantic issues can seem
very important over the
next few days so it can be
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someone’s response is
not as expected, it is very
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Gemini May 22 – Jun 21
even if there have been
words with someone and
you know it was not your
fault, it can pay to reach
out and resolve things.
With Venus in your spiritual
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most natural thing and
something they may be
glad of.
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sagittarius
Nov 23 – Dec 21
Although it might seem
easier to take a shortcut,
especially in a household
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do a proper job. You could
have wonderful ideas but
they may not be all that
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cancer Jun 22 – Jul 23
With a sterling line-up that
can see your attractive side
coming to the fore, others
may be keen to get your
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to respond immediately
and you might even benefit
from hanging back and
playing hard to get.
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capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 20
one of the better times
to let your creativity flow.
And with artistic Venus
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do. romantic dates can
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Leo Jul 24 – Aug 23
it may be helpful not to
take what others say too
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have to retract it a few
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A time to trust your
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Virgo Aug 24 – Sep 23
the presence of Venus can
encourage you to explore
fresh opportunities. going
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are supportive.
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however amazing your
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if the finalists can get through that,
they can get through anything.
lost in space
netflix
Jeopardy piles upon jeopardy in the
opening instalment of this epic
reboot of the old swiss Family
Robinson tale. Toby stephens heads
a cast valiantly holding their own
with a giant blue-eyed robot, crashed
space craft and every variety of
life-threatening scenario you could
imagine. a futuristic take on oldschool adventure.
the city and the city
BBC2, 9pm (Wales 9.30pm)
a drama of many mysteries, not least
those redundant accents. it’s a
baffling but beguiling trip as
inspector Borlú (david Morrissey)
ventures into ul Qoma, the sleek side
of the social division at the fractured
heart of china Miéville’s dystopian
murder thriller.
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pUtting HimselF
oUt tHere . . .
Loss, self-hate and joy idles frontman Joe
talbot shares them all
Music
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political message:
From left,
wrigglesworth,
J willgoose esq
and JFabraham
.... but ALWAYS staying private.
As Public Service Broadcasting
head out on the road, frontman
J Willgoose Esq opens up to
Ashley Davies, but still won’t
confirm his real name....
t
here aren’t many bands
from london who could
inspire thousands of Welsh
audience members to
spontaneously sing land of
My Fathers at the end of one of their
gigs. but this is what happened in
Cardiff last october when Public
Service broadcasting showcased their
latest album, every Valley, which
paints a vivid picture of the once
thriving mining industry of South
Wales and how its destruction
affected communities.
J Willgoose esq, the band’s founder
and frontman, says: ‘it was just one of
the most moving experiences we’ve
had as a band. Usually when we play
They Gave Me A lamp [a song told
from the perspective of a woman
working the mines] it gets a
reasonable cheer, but there was this
roar that went on for 30 seconds. it
was quite overwhelming.
‘We had the beaufort Choir on at
the end. i was stood at the front
watching and started to get the old
bottom lip wobbles so i had to go
hide. They were supposed to sing,
take the applause for as long as they
wanted and start filing off stage but i
hadn’t cued things up properly so
there might have been silence in the
venue, and just spontaneously the
crowd started singing the Welsh
national anthem back at the choir.
‘You can’t plan those kind of things.
You can’t fake them either. it was a
very emotional response during a very
emotional evening. it was really
something special.’ Anyone who’s
heard every Valley will understand
why the crowd was so moved.
As in their previous records –
inform-educate-entertain, The race
For Space and The War room – the
band combined samples from archives
and public information films with
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40 metro friday, april 13, 2018
how we work but you don’t necessarily
like people knowing everything about
electronica and live instrumentation to
you.’ next month the band is taking part
rousing effect, but the new songs
in The bigge
biggest Weekend: belfast,
are arguably in a differeent
for whicch the bbC asked them
league in terms of
to wrrite a song about the
poignancy. Given how
Titanic. J modesty
big their sounds are,
suuggests he’s bitten off
particularly live, and
more than he can chew
m
in deciding to do four
how their popularity
instead of just one.
is soaring, it’s quite
sweet how reticent the
After that, the process
epic themes: mining,
off starting the next album
band are about onstage
beegins. ‘it always begins
chat (for a long time J
space and war are
with
h reading,’ says J.
relied on polite sampledd
explored
messages to communicaate
‘readiing round the subject is
with the crowd after sonngs),
an opportuunity to learn about
and even about revealing their true
stuff but also to get a few creative ideas
names. We know he’s not really called J
firing.’ in the meantime, anyone coming
Willgoose esq. And what about his
to any of the every Valley gigs can
partners Wrigglesworth and JFAbraham? expect some extraordinary sounds from
‘We don’t really talk about names or
the three core musicians, three brass
real names or whether names are real or
players and some captivating footage.
not real,’ says the fellow who’s rarely
There’ll be at least six songs from the
seen in anything other than a tweed or
new record. J adds: ‘We’re doing about
corduroy suit and bow tie. ‘We try to
17, 18 songs in total so there’ll be a mix
preserve a bit of mystery. i didn’t realise
across all three albums and a couple of
till i started doing this properly that i am the oddities thrown in.’
quite a private person. i don’t mind
n Tonight, De Montfort Hall,
people knowing things about the band or
Leicester, demontforthall.co.uk
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anthea
hamiLton
A person dressed
as a marrow
wandering the halls
of one of our most
esteemed galleries…
And if that doesn’t
sound like art, then
we don’t know
what does.
Until october 7, tate
Britain, London,
tate.org.uk
phOtO: dna phOtOgraphers
Weekend
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the greatest
Love of aLL:
the whitney
houston
show
Belinda davids’s amazing
voice will make you
believe that Whitney
never died, but just went
away to rest her voice.
tonight, City Hall,
Newcastle,
thewhitneyhouston
show.com
5
grumpy
oLd women
to the rescue
if you thought ladies of a
certain age wanted nothing more
than tV, scones and Alan titchmarsh
in tight knitwear, think again as this
lot are back in superhero mode.
tuesday, De Montfort Hall, Leicester,
grumpyoldwomenlive.com
6
caLum
scott
it looks like Britain’s
got talent may have
created another
major star in the
eminently likeable,
and openly gay
singer-songwriter
already making
waves.
tonight, o2
ABC, Glasgow,
calumscott.com
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trivium
the heaviest of
possible metal
bands comes direct
from Florida to lay
last year’s the sin
And the sentence
album on us.
Brace yourselves.
Monday, o2
Academy Bristol,
academy
musicgroup.com
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gregory
porter
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cowpuncher
After three years in architectural hair and
make-up, the southbank’s Queen
elizabeth hall is back in action. it all
starts with this, a collaboration
between choreographer holly Blakely
and composer Mica Levi with
costumes by Vivienne Westwood.
tonight, Queen elizabeth Hall,
London, southbankcentre.co.uk
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tyondai
braxton
Be the first to
experience the avant
garde composer’s new
teLeKinesis piece at
the world premiere
with the BBc concert
orchestra.
Wednesday, Queen
elizabeth Hall, London,
southbankcentre.co.uk
encounter
it’s been described as ‘one of the most fully
immersive theatre pieces ever created’.
complicité and simon McBurney’s true tale of a
man lost in a jungle will take you right there.
From tomorrow to May 5, Barbican theatre,
London, barbican.org.uk
simon gage
8
10
s***faced
shakespeare:
merchant of venice
the Bard often works better after
you’ve had a couple, but in this
riotous staging one random member
of the otherwise serious cast is over
the limiit. so you’re not on your own.
From Wednesday to June 2, Leicester
Squ
uare theatre, London,
le
eice
estersquaretheatre.com
Let the smooth sounds of
nat ‘King’ cole – and Mr P’s
original material – wash
over you as he hits the
big venues.
tonight, First Direct
Arena, Leeds,
firstdirect
arena.
com
4
42 metro friday, april 13, 2018
Weekend Music
phOtO: getty
t
heir debut album of last year,
brutalism, may have borrowed its title
from an architectural aesthetic, but as
a description of their music’s lean yet
ferocious intensity and no-punchespulled lyrics, it’s bang on. here are songs
addressing class division, faith, modern art
appreciation and the tedium of small-town life
with compassion and dark humour, delivered in
what they call ‘a visceral barrage of joyous bile’.
it’s a combination that’s clearly hit the spot:
last September, Foo Fighters picked idles for the
support slot at london’s o2 Arena and every
date on their current Uk tour is sold out.
Singer and lyricist Joe Talbot admits that the
band’s humour and compassion can get
overlooked due to the immediate, furious rush of
their songs. ‘My art is misread sometimes,’ he
says, ‘but i completely understand how.
There’s an element of my humour that’s
nihilistic, but my passion and drive
are not. i want – and i need –
a better country, and for my
family and friends to be happy
and healthy and warm and
safe. So if anyone wants to tell
me otherwise, they can. That’s
their f***ing problem.’
This unapologetic selfconfidence has been hard won.
idles, who formed in 2012,
wobbled their way to what
seemed, at one point, like implosion,
before making of brutalism gave them
focus, and a whole new purpose. heavy
drinking has played its part. As has Joe’s own
turbulent life.
if any band now seems driven, it’s idles. So
what’s eating them? ‘it changes from day to day,
because your motivations are different,’ the
singer reckons, ‘but the ethos of the band is very
much trying to portray our lives and our wants
and needs as truthfully as possible, and to work
as hard as possible for ourselves and our
It’s been a tragic time personally
for Idles frontman Joe Talbot but,
as he tells Sharon O’Connell, he’s
now happy and creatively busy
audience. There’s no linear
practice to what we’re doing,’ he
adds. ‘i’m always trying to explore the self
and project that. i just want to present an
alternative narrative of what it is to be – which
for me is a 33-year-old, slightly overweight,
alcoholic who is going through a lot of things.’
Those ‘things’ include grieving the loss, after
a long illness, of his mother, which fuelled much
of brutalism, and of a daughter, who died last
June during labour.
‘A lot of people wouldn’t consider me to be a
upfront: Joe talbot and left,
idles performing at reading Festival
father, but i consider myself to be a father,’ Joe
explains, ‘and because of that i’m living my life
differently. i no longer treat myself with the
disdain that i used to and i’m a lot more
respectful of my own mental and physical health
and of other people’s opinions that i might not
agree with in order to become a better person’.
Alongside his deeply personal expressions sit
Joe’s sardonic takes on modern life, like rachel
khoo, and Well Done, which name checks Mary
berry and Trevor nelson. but ‘they’re not
victims of an attack,’ he says, ‘they’re symbols
of what they choose to be symbols of. As an
artist, i use cultural references. it’s that simple’.
being in idles must be both exhilarating and
exhausting; which way does the balance tip?
‘only exhilarating,’ declares Joe. ‘never
exhausting at all – especially now i don’t drink.
it’s very much in my blood and i’m a very
happy man.’
n Tonight, The Craufurd Arms, Milton
Keynes; and touring, including
Are You Listening? Reading, and
Liverpool Sound City, idlesband.com
f e sT i Va l
wat c h
Long road
country music is a big deal in the uk at the
moment, with even kylie getting in on the act. but
if it’s the real deal you’re looking for, the brand new
long road festival should tick your boxes. lee ann
womack, the shires, una healy (once of the
saturdays and now a credible country star) and
angaleena presley will all be performing and, off
stage, you can try a bit of square dancing or lake
swimming. September 7-9, Stanford Hall,
Leicestershire, thelongroadfestival.com
are you Listening?
as one of the first festivals on the calendar, and
with proceeds from each ticket going to reading
mencap, this musical takeover more or less sells
itself. headliners include Field music, idles and
steve lamacq and, while it may not be the biggest
festival on the circuit, it’s likely to have a musical
something for all. April 28, various venues,
Reading, areyoulistening.org.uk
wilderness
Foodies who festival will love this
year’s line-up – a mix of
music, arts and, yes, nosh.
nile rodgers & chic
headline on stage, while
yotam Ottolenghi
(pictured) is back to host
a long table banquet
and a galaxy of top chefs
have signed up to lay on
an all star banquet.
August 2-5, Cornbury Park,
near Charlbury, Oxfordshire,
wildernessfestival.com
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boxing
Sport
picture: aFp
s p o rt i n b r i e f
Remember me?
Fury faces the
media in london
yesterday
rugby union
John Kingston insists
harlequins’ board shared his
desire for him to see out the
season at twickenham stoop,
despite his looming departure.
Quins announced on Monday
Kingston – who was awarded a
new contract in January – will
step down as director of rugby
in the summer.
‘the situation (to stay) was
very much a major condition
on both sides. the board were
very keen i stayed and i was
very comfortable that was the
case,’ he said.
i’ll win my titles
back, vows fury
Former champion Tyson to return in June
TYSon FUrY yesterday vowed to
reclaim the world titles he insists
are rightfully his after naming the
date for his return to the ring.
The former WbA, ibF, Wbo and
ibo world heavyweight champion
will make his comeback at the
Manchester Arena on June 9.
With Fury’s doping ban at an end,
promoter Frank Warren unveiled his
latest signing in london.
Fury has 25 wins from 25 fights
but has had mental and physical battles to tackle in the two-and-a-half
years since he last fought.
Despite being some way off
world-title contention, he still called
out fellow briton Anthony Joshua,
who holds his old belts, and Ameri-
30
Kingston on board
with leaving date
by matthew nash
ca’s WbC king Deontay Wilder.
‘i’m back to reclaim what’s mine,’
he said. ‘There are some people out
there claiming to be the world’s best
but i know for a fact they’re not.
‘Joshua is just a belt-carrier for
me. it would be an easy fight. Get a
handful of rice and throw it at me –
that’s the only way he’ll hit me.’
looking trimmer than he has for
some time, Fury – who famously
beat Wladimir klitschko to win the
world titles in november 2015 – is
at last ready to box again.
‘i’m the fittest i’ve ever been,’
added Fury, 29. ‘i’ve been as low as
any man can go and as high as any
man can go. everyone loves a good
comeback story, an underdog, and
this is a fight for depression and
mental health problems. i voluntarily gave up my belts and now it’s up
to me to go and get them back.’
Although an opponent for Fury’s
return has yet to be announced, Warren insisted his fighter would need
‘three or four’ bouts before getting
involved in world-title shots.
he said: ‘Until Joshua and Wilder
fight him they can’t consider themselves to be the true champion. but
i won’t let him be rushed.’
Warren said Fury had resolved his
issues with the british boxing
board of Control and was ‘medically cleared and licenced to fight’.
the tipster
nigel’s lion can roar
to aintree triumph
roar Blaklion to victory in
tomorrow’s Grand
national as he gobbles
up his prey at aintree.
glenn Murray to
the pride of nigel
score the first goal
twiston-Davies’ stable
when Brighton
was fourth last year and
visit palace
then shot to the top of
the betting market after a
superb win in the Becher
Chase in December. Blaklion is easy to
back at 12/1 with Paddy Power.
Gordon elliott’s tiger roll should go
close at the same price with the same firm
after winning at Cheltenham. shantou
Flyer is each-way value at 40/1 with
William hill, as is the last samuri at 18/1.
13/2
■ FuLhAM, Blackburn, charlton, Pompey,
Wigan, Accrington and Forest green form
this weekend’s acca. Also back as singles.
straightforward: kyle
edmund reached the
last eight of grand prix
hassan ii in marrakesh
with a 6-2, 6-4 win over
radu albot. the british
no.1 is seeded second
in his first clay-court
tournament of the year
rugby League Widnes have moved to ease their
injury crisis with the signing of Leeds centre Jimmy
Keinhorst on a month’s loan. Keinhorst, 27, who includes
the grand Final and challenge cup final among his 80
games for the rhinos, will link up with Vikings next week.
Year-old
south Africa
cricketer and
test opener
dean elgar has
joined surrey
as an overseas
replacement
for injured
Australia
all-rounder
Mitchell Marsh,
for two months
8
Wicket win for
india’s women
over england in
nagpur to win
the third and
final one-dayer
and secure
a 2-1 series
victory
46 metro friday, april 13, 2018
Sport
r a c i n g g r a n d naT i o na l
aintree
1.45
aldeR hey childRen’s chaRiTy handicap huRdle
(gRade 3) (class 1) 2m 4f £75,000
(20 runners)
2.20
BeTWay Top noVices’ huRdle (gRade 1)
(class 1) 2m 103yds £100,000
1
110p Jenkins 28 n henderson 6-11-12............................................. J Bowen (3)(p)
2
3-35 Who daRes Wins 29 a king 6-11-11.......................................W hutchinson
3
1030 couRT MinsTRel 55 (c) e williams 11-11-9.........Miss isabel Williams (7)
4
0000 iVanoVich goRBaToV 28 Joseph p O’brien (ire) 6-11-7.....B J geraghty(h,T)
5
1235 spiRiToFThegaMes 28 (d) d skelton 6-11-1 ........Bridget andrews (3)(p)
6
5F11 sToRM hoMe 36 c tizzard 6-11-0.....................................................h cobden
7
0502 ThRee MuskeTeeRs 86 (bF,d) d skelton 8-11-0..................... h skelton(p)
8
6022 zuBayR 27 p nicholls 6-11-0.................................................Mr l Williams (7)
9
-266 lough deRg spiRiT 28 n henderson 6-10-13...............................J Mcgrath
10
-600 pRoJecT BlueBook 62 J J Quinn 5-10-12 .......................................B hughes
11 0341 gRand paRTneR 35 (d) thomas mullins (ire) 10-10-12........... d J Mullins
12
-350 Massini’s TRap 68 (cd) J nash (ire) 9-10-12 ........................ M p Walsh(B)
13 13p2 JesTeR JeT 62 (d) tom lacey 8-10-9.................................................R T dunne
14 1310 eaMon an cnoic 31 (d) d pipe 7-10-8................................ T scudamore(p)
15
0/33 Wilde Blue yondeR 64 (bF) a king 9-10-8 ................................... T cannon
16 2511 landin 39 (d) J w mullins 5-10-8................................................d sansom (5)
17
-432 cyRius MoRiVieRe 22 b pauling 8-10-4 ............................n de Boinville(T)
18
-064 suMkindoFking 132 (bF) t r george 7-10-2........................ c gethings(T)
19 5246 coRnBoRough 89 (c) m walford 7-10-1....................................... J hamilton
20
-063 eaTon hill 103 (d) kerry lee 6-10-0 .....................................Jamie Moore(T)
Betting: 15-2 zubayr, 8 Who dares Wins, lough derg spirit, spiritofthegames,
10 ivanovich gorbatov, storm home, 12 landin, grand partner, eamon an
cnoic, Jenkins, court Minstrel, 16 others.
(15 runners)
1
1341 BedRock 28 i Jardine 5-11-4...............................................Ross chapman(T)
2
-120 coolanly 30 (d) F O’brien 6-11-4 .................................................. p Brennan
3
4121 disTingo 27 (d) g l moore 5-11-4........................................Joshua Moore(V)
4
5211 gloBal ciTizen 48 (d) b pauling 6-11-4.............................................d Jacob
5
2212 iMpacT FacToR 47 (bF,d) mrs J harrington (ire) 6-11-4 ............M p Walsh
6
2320 laloR 62 (c) kayley woollacott 6-11-4 ...........................................R Johnson
7
222u MidnighT shadoW 23 (bF,d) mrs s smith 5-11-4..............................d cook
8
1100 Mind’s eye 30 (d) h de bromhead (ire) 6-11-4 ........................ d n Russell
9
11p3 oRnua 177 (d) h de bromhead (ire) 7-11-4 .....................................n Fehily
10
2 scaRleT dRagon 48 a king 5-11-4...................................W hutchinson(h)
11 3420 siMply The BeTTs 31 h whittington 5-11-4.....................................s Bowen
12 145F slaTe house 31 (d) c tizzard 6-11-4..........................................h cobden(T)
13 4216 Vision des Flos 30 (d) c tizzard 5-11-4.................................R M power(T)
14 1142 sTyle de gaRde 30 (d) n henderson 4-10-12................. n de Boinville(h)
15 112p iRish Roe 62 (d) p atkinson 7-10-11.................................................h Brooke
Betting: 6-4 global citizen, 11-2 Vision des Flos, 6 scarlet dragon, 10 style
de garde, 12 impact Factor, slate house, irish Roe, 16 lalor, 20 others.
FoRM guide: global citizen 5-1 (11-2) led to 2nd, tracked leader, led again next, made
rest, drew clear approaching 2 out, shaken up between last 2, driven out, stayed on well,
impressive, won at kempton 2m nov hdl g2 (1) gd in Feb beating scarlet dragon (11-2) by
9l, 10 ran. Vision des Flos 14-1 (11-7) tracked leaders, challenged when not much room on
inside after 3 out, led approaching next, headed turning in, one pace before last, ridden and
stayed on to dispute beaten 3rd flat, no extra towards finish, 6th of 14, 10l behind samcro
(11-7) at cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl g1 (1) sft in mar. scarlet dragon 13-2 (11-2) raced
keenly, held up behind, blundered 3rd, headway before 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, kept
on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 9l behind global citizen (11-2) at kempton 2m nov hdl
g2 (1) gd in Feb. style de garde 12-1 (11-8) mid-division, not much room 2nd, headway
before 3 out, 3rd last, stayed on, went 2nd final 75 yards, unable to challenge winner, 2nd
of 22, 3l behind veneer Of charm (11-0) at cheltenham 2m hcap hdle grd 3 (1) sft in mar.
impact Factor 5-2fav (11-4) led and quickly clear, reduced advantage 3 out, ridden after 2
out, joined at last, kept on under pressure run-in, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of
8, 1/2l behind hardline (11-7) at naas 2m nov hdl g2 (1) sft in Feb. irish Roe 10-1 (10-12)
towards rear, blundered 2nd, tailed off 3 out, and pulled up soon after, in a race won by
kalashnikov (11-5) at newbury 2m hcp hdl grade 3 (1) sft in Feb, 24 ran. slate house 20-1
(11-7) mid-division, headway after 4 out, chased leaders 2 out, ridden and one pace between
last 2, well held when fell last, in a race won by summerville boy (11-7) at cheltenham 2m
nov hdl grade 1 (1) hvy in mar, 19 ran. lalor 14-1 (11-1) chased leaders, pushed along before
3 out, weakened soon after, 13th of 24, 39l behind kalashnikov (11-5) at newbury 2m hcp hdl
grade 3 (1) sft in Feb. distingo 6-1 (11-6) tracked leading pair, 2nd 3 out, led last, came clear
run-in, won at kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in mar beating lord duveen (11-0) by 4l, 8 ran.
ornua 5-1 (11-5) led before 1st, joined and disputed entering entering straight, ridden and
headed before last, 3rd from last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind campeador (11-12)
at punchestown 2m hdl 0-145 in Oct.
today’s big race
3.25
JlT Melling chase (gRade 1) (class 1) 2m 4f
£250,000
(6 runners)
2321 Balko des Flos 29 (d)
h de bromhead (ire)
1
2223 cloudy dReaM 29 (d)
ruth Jefferson
2
2301 le pRezien 28
p nicholls
3
1d12 Min 30 (d)
w p mullins (ire)
4
7-11-7
d n Russell
8-11-7
B hughes
7-11-7
B J geraghty (T)
7-11-7
p Townend
1124 poliTologue 30 (d)
7-11-7
p nicholls
s Twiston-davies (h,T)
5
-pp1 sizing gRaniTe 21 (c,d)
10-11-7
6
c tizzard
R M power (T)
Betting: 5/4 Min, 2 Balko des Flos, 6 politologue, 11 cloudy dream, 16 le
prezien, 33 sizing granite.
FoRM guide: Min 5-2 (11-10) held up towards rear, headway after 9th, hampered
4 out, going well from 3 out until led 2 out, headed soon after last, no impression on
winner final 130 yards, 2nd of 9, 7l behind altior (11-10) at cheltenham 2m chs g1
(1) sft in mar. Balko des Flos 8-1 (11-10) held up in touch on outside, closed 8th,
went 3rd from 10th, 2nd from 12th, led 3 out, clear when not fluent last, ridden and
stayed on well flat, won at cheltenham 2m 5f grade 1 chs (1) sft in mar beating un
de sceaux (11-10) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran. politologue 12-1 (11-10) mid-division, headway
6th, hampered 4 out, soon led, ridden and headed before 2 out, beaten in 3rd last,
faded into 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 23l behind altior (11-10) at cheltenham 2m
chs g1 (1) sft in mar. cloudy dream 10-1 (11-10) held up in last, not fluent 11th,
closed to chase leading pair 13th, shaken up after 3 out, no impression 2 out, 3rd of
6, 13l behind balko des Flos (11-10) at cheltenham 2m 5f grade 1 chs (1) sft in mar.
le prezien 15-2 (11-8) towards rear, headway 5 out, chased leaders after 3 out, 4th
when switched towards inside between last 2, ridden and ran on to lead after last,
asserted clear flat, won at cheltenham 2m hcp chs g3 (1) sft in mar beating gino trail
(11-10) by 4 1/2l, 22 ran. sizing granite 7-1 (11-9) tracked leader, led going well
2 out, 2 lengths ahead last, stayed on strongly run-in, won at newbury 2m hcp hdl
0-145 (2) sft in mar beating early du lemo (10-11) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
2.50
BeTWay MildMay noVices’ chase (gRade 1)
(class 1) 3m 1f £100,000
(10 runners)
4.05
Randox healTh TophaM handicap chase (gRade 3)
(class 1) 2m 5f £140,000
(30 runners)
4.40
dooM BaR seFTon noVices’ huRdle (gRade 1)
(class 1) 3m 1f £100,000
(14 runners)
5.15
WeaTheRBys Racing Bank sTandaRd open nh FlaT
Race (gRade 2) (class 1) 2m 1f £45,000
(20 runners)
1
2115 Black coRTon 30 p nicholls 7-11-4.....................................Bryony Frost(T)
2
1141 capTain chaos 54 (cd) d skelton 7-11-4 ................................ h skelton(B)
3
2411 coo sTaR siVola 31 (d) n williams 6-11-4.................................lizzie kelly
4
1213 eleganT escape 30 c tizzard 6-11-4 ........................................h cobden(p)
5
2111 hogan’s heighT 23 J snowden 7-11-4.....................................g sheehan(T)
6
315u snoW Falcon 11 n meade (ire) 8-11-4................................. s W Flanagan
7
3112 TeRReFoRT 29 (bF) n henderson 5-11-4.............................................d Jacob
8
1110 TesTiFy 31 d mccain 7-11-4 ...............................................................B hughes
9
111F Mia’s sToRM 108 (bF) a king 8-10-11......................................W hutchinson
10 1122 Ms paRFois 31 a honeyball 7-10-11..............................................n Fehily(T)
Betting: 11-4 Terrefort, 5 Mia’s storm, 11-2 coo star sivola, 6 Black corton,
elegant escape, 7 Ms parfois, 12 snow Falcon, 20 hogan’s height, captain
chaos, 25 Testify.
FoRM guide: Terrefort 3-1fav (11-3) with leader, led after 3 out, hard pressed next, ridden and headed between last 2, kept on same pace, no chance with winner in clear 2nd
flat, 2nd of 9, 7l behind shattered love (10-11) at cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs g1 (1) sft
in mar. Mia’s storm 5-2fav (11-0) held up in rear, hit 3rd, headway 12th, pushed along
disputing 4th when fell 5 out, in a race won by black corton (11-7) at kempton 3m nov
chs grade 1 (4yo+) (1) sft in dec, 7 ran. coo star sivola 5-1fav (10-10) tracked leaders,
went 2nd before 4 out, led next, ridden after 2 out, kept on well when hard pressed inside
final 100 yards, just held on, won at cheltenham 3m 1f hcp chs g3 (1) hvy in mar beating
shantou Flyer (11-6) by nk, 18 ran.
1
2F50 deVils BRide 166 (d) h de bromhead (ire) 11-11-12.... J J slevin (3)(p,T)
2
3450 o o seVen 31 n henderson 8-11-10...............................................a coleman
3
2443 Top gaMBle 28 (d) kerry lee 10-11-10...................................J Bowen (3)(T)
4
-Fp0 Village Vic 29 (d) p hobbs 11-11-10.............................................R Johnson
5
0-14 claRcaM 124 (c,d) g elliott (ire) 8-11-9............................ d n Russell(p,T)
6
-F24 aRT MauResQue 48 (d) p nicholls 8-11-9 ................................. n scholfield
7
5430 Flying angel 76 (c) n twiston-davies 7-11-8...............................T Bellamy
8
-105 polidaM 68 w p mullins (ire) 9-11-6 ............................................ d Jacob(h)
9
4200 ViBRaTo ValTaT 48 emma lavelle 9-11-5 ...................................a Wedge(T)
10 -06b BouVReuil 28 p nicholls 7-11-2 ...................................s Twiston-davies(T)
11 02p0 ulTRagold 29 (cd) c tizzard 10-11-1........................................h cobden(T)
12 p-00 easTlake 28 (cd) Jonjo O’neill 12-11-1................................ B J geraghty(T)
13 5130 MidnighT shoT 29 (d) c longsdon 8-10-13........................Jonathan Burke
14 0001 BigBadJohn 63 (d) n twiston-davies 9-10-12............................... J Bargary
15 44p4 BallyalTon 29 i williams 11-10-12............................................... T J o’Brien
16 1104 deauVille danceR 27 david dennis 7-10-10..........................B hughes(T)
17 3625 kilcRea Vale 27 (bF) n henderson 8-10-9 ....................................J Mcgrath
18 p-3p highland lodge 83 (c,d) J moffatt 12-10-9............................. h Brooke(p)
19
0-00 shanahan’s TuRn 29 c tizzard 10-10-8 ................................R M power(T)
20 1312 Beau Bay 19 dr r newland 7-10-8.....................................Will kennedy(h,T)
21 p121 RaThlin Rose 19 d pipe 10-10-7 .........................................T scudamore(B)
22 2323 TheaTRe TeRRiToRy 48 w greatrex 8-10-6 ....... Mr s Waley-cohen (3)(p)
23 1353 indian TeMple 102 (d) t reed 9-10-6........................................... h Reed (5)
24 4213 noTaRFBad 22 (d) J scott 12-10-5............................................ M griffiths(h)
25 303F Minella on line 28 O sherwood 9-10-4..............................c shoemark(p)
26 1354 neWsWoRThy 27 mrs d love (ire) 8-10-4 ........................Jonathan Moore
27 pp5p Rogue angel 11 m F morris (ire) 10-10-4 ......... Rachael Blackmore(p,T)
28 -u65 gReyBougg 48 n hawke 9-10-0 ..................................................... c o’Farrell
29
-443 MysTiFiaBle 20 F O’brien 10-10-0 ............................................ p Brennan(T)
30 p103 Flying eagle 174 (d) p bowen 10-10-0...................................s Bowen(B,T)
Betting: 7 o o seven, 10 Flying angel, Theatre Territory, Bouvreuil, Ballyalton,
12 Top gamble, polidam, 14 kilcrea Vale, highland lodge, 16 others.
FoRM guide: o o seven 20-1 (11-9) mid-division, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened,
10th of 18, 34l behind coo star sivola (10-10) at cheltenham 3m 1f hcp chs g3 (1) hvy
in mar. Ballyalton 16-1 (10-9) tracked leaders, ridden and every chance on inside 2 out,
one pace last, no impression flat, 4th of 22, 8l behind the storyteller (11-4) at cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs g3 (1) sft in mar. Bouvreuil 10-1 (11-0) mid-division when badly
hampered and brought down 2nd, in a race won by le prezien (11-8) at cheltenham 2m
hcp chs g3 (1) sft in mar, 22 ran. Flying angel 6-1 (11-7) mid-division, reminders 14th,
soon weakened, 8th of 13, 28l behind wakanda (11-0) at doncaster 3m lstd hcp chs (1)
sft in Jan. Theatre Territory 10-1 (10-3) in touch, led before 5 out, headed 3 out, outpaced when not fluent next, soon ridden, stayed on to take 3rd flat, 3rd of 15, 8l behind
master dee (11-5) at kempton 3m hcp chs g3 (1) gd in Feb. polidam 8-1 (11-4) held up,
16th from 4th, progress from before 2 out, chased leaders straight and no impression,
kept on without threatening, 5th of 22, 25l behind last goodbye (10-0) at leopardstown
2m 5f hcp chs sft in Feb.
1
u222 anoTheR sToWaWay 69 t r george 6-11-4...........................a p heskin(T)
2
111p cheF des oBeaux 28 (d) n henderson 6-11-4 .................................n Fehily
3
1265 counT MeRiBel 55 (bF) n twiston-davies 6-11-4 ...........................M grant
4
1532 dans le VenT 22 J snowden 5-11-4......................................... g sheehan(p)
5
2411 good Man paT 39 a king 5-11-4 ......................................................T Bellamy
6
-111 louse Talk 36 c longsdon 6-11-4............................................. paul o’Brien
7
1212 ok coRRal 28 n henderson 8-11-4 ........................................... B J geraghty
8
1310 poeTic RhyThM 28 F O’brien 7-11-4.............................................. p Brennan
9
2421 poinT oF pRinciple 55 t vaughan 5-11-4.........................................a Johns
10 2121 saM’s gunneR 34 m w easterby 5-11-4 .................................. Will kennedy
11
-113 sanTini 28 (bF) n henderson 6-11-4........................................n de Boinville
12 0415 ToWeR BRidge 28 Joseph p O’brien (ire) 5-11-4 ......................J J slevin(T)
13 1221 uppeRToWn pRince 34 d mccain 6-11-4 ......................................B hughes
14 3111 Roksana 20 d skelton 6-10-11.........................................................h skelton
Betting: 13-8 santini, 11-4 ok corral, 8 chef des obeaux, 10 Tower Bridge,
12 Roksana, poetic Rhythm, 16 sam’s gunner, 25 count Meribel, uppertown
prince, point of principle, good Man pat, 33 others.
1
231 al danceR 20 (d) n twiston-davies 5-11-4...............................J Bargary(h)
2
2- aMoola gold 427 d skelton 5-11-4 ...............................................h skelton
3
1 aRThuR Mac 74 p hobbs 5-11-4......................................................R Johnson
4
1112 chanceanoTheRFiVe 68 k dalgleish 6-11-4................................B hughes
5
31 coMManche Red 63 c gordon 5-11-4 ............................................ T cannon
6
4-31 dali Mail 57 d whillans 5-11-4.................................................. c Whillans(T)
7
11 danny kiRWan 48 p nicholls 5-11-4 ................................s Twiston-davies
8
1 daziBao 39 g baker 5-11-4................................................................. a Tinkler
9
12 haRaMBe 63 a king 5-11-4 ................................................................T Bellamy
10
11 highland hunTeR 78 miss l russell 5-11-4................................derek Fox
11 1202 kaTeson 70 tom lacey 5-11-4 ................................................... T scudamore
12
10 MeRcy MeRcy Me 30 F O’brien 6-11-4........................................... p Brennan
13 -2p2 poRTRush Ted 87 w greatrex 6-11-4.......................................g sheehan(T)
14
1-2 pyM 48 n henderson 5-11-4 ...............................................................J Mcgrath
15
1 seVaRano 63 O sherwood 5-11-4.......................................................n Fehily
16
152 skidoosh 51 (bF) b pauling 5-11-4......................................................d Jacob
17
-110 TheaTRe legend 68 (d) c grant 5-11-4.....................................Jamie Moore
18 3313 ThosedaysaRegone 11 c byrnes (ire) 5-11-4....................... d n Russell
19
1 MisTeR FisheR 27 n henderson 4-10-12................................n de Boinville
20 2101 noRMal noRMan 53 J ryan 4-10-12.................................................T garner
Betting: 9-4 danny kirwan, 9-2 Mister Fisher, 6 Mercy Mercy Me, 8 sevarano,
12 pym, 16 commanche Red, chanceanotherfive, 20 kateson, harambe,
arthur Mac, amoola gold, skidoosh, 25 others.
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going: Good to soft-soft in places; national: soft
tomorrow’s big race
5.15
Randox healTh gRand naTional handicap
chase (gRade 3) (class 1)
4m 2f £1,000,000
(44 runners)
4p4F Minella Rocco 69
Jonjo O’neill
/2-0 pendRa 30
c longsdon
10-10-7
a coleman (B,T)
0610 BuyWise 70
e williams
11-10-7
a Wedge
30
31
1-2p childRens lisT 62
w p mullins (ire)
8-11-10
n Fehily (p,T)
32
-212 Blaklion 56 (bF,c)
9-11-9
n twiston-davies
s Twiston-davies
33
01F3 aniBale Fly 29
a J martin (ire)
8-11-7
B J geraghty (T)
34
4
2243 The lasT saMuRi 31 (bF)
10-11-7
k bailey
d Bass (T)
35
5553 ValseuR lido 16 (bF)
9-11-6
h de bromhead (ire) k M donoghue
36
111F ToTal Recall 29
w p mullins (ire)
9-11-4
p Townend
37
4646 alpha des oBeaux 69
8-11-3
m F morris (ire) Rachael Blackmore (p)
38
0105 peRFecT candidaTe 77
F O’brien
11-11-2
a p cawley
39
8-11-1
J Bowen (T,V)
40
11-11-0
T J o’Brien
41
0u5p caRlingFoRd lough 107 12-11-0
J e kiely (ire)
M p Walsh
42
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
2222 shanTou FlyeR 32
richard hobson
9
0-p6 TenoR niVeRnais 56
miss v williams
10
11
8-10-7
Jonathan Burke
50-F loRd WindeRMeRe 126
J h culloty (ire)
12-10-6
a e lynch
6121 capTain RedBeaRd 35
9-10-6
w coltherd
sam coltherd
63p3 houBlon des oBeaux 20 11-10-6
miss v williams
c deutsch (B)
p1Fp Bless The Wings 12
13-10-5
g elliott (ire)
Jack kennedy (p)
u152 MilansBaR 28
n king
11-10-5
Bryony Frost (B)
2350 Final nudge 30
david dennis
up04 douBle Ross 30
n twiston-davies
9-10-5
g sheehan (p)
12-10-5
T Bellamy
000p Road To Riches 62
11-10-4
n meade (ire)
s W Flanagan (T)
4pFF ThundeR and Roses 12
10-10-4
m F morris (ire)
ReseRVe (p,T)
1353 delusionoFgRandeuR 14 8-10-4
mrs s smith
ReseRVe
12
-2up VicenTe 32
p nicholls
9-10-13
n scholfield (h)
43
513p Walk in The Mill 84
r walford
8-10-3
ReseRVe
2p51 TigeR Roll 31
g elliott (ire)
8-10-12
d n Russell (p,T)
44
2423 VinTage clouds 32 (c)
mrs s smith
8-10-3
ReseRVe
13
03p1 Regal encoRe 56
a honeyball
10-10-12
R Mclernon
14
-404 Vieux lion Rouge 56 (c)
9-10-12
d pipe
T scudamore (p)
15
-1pp chase The spud 49
F O’brien
10-10-11
p Brennan
-u22 WaRRioRs Tale 77
p nicholls
9-10-11
s Bowen (T)
16
17
p2-3 seeyouaTMidnighT 21
a m thomson
10-10-11
B hughes
18
19
-F13 gas line Boy 98 (c)
i williams
12-10-10
R T dunne (V)
261p The duTchMan 56
c tizzard
8-10-10
h cobden (T)
20
21
0-0p pleasanT coMpany 79
w p mullins (ire)
10-10-10
d J Mullins
u-2p ucello conTi 79
g elliott (ire)
10-10-9
d Jacob (T)
22
3-pp sainT aRe 31 (c)
t r george
23
-100 BeeVes 31
Jennie candlish
24
F221 Raz de MaRee 98
g cromwell (ire)
25
3412 i JusT knoW 28 (bF)
mrs s smith
26
-10p ViRgilio 119 (c)
d skelton
27
-663 Baie des iles 62
ross O’sullivan (ire)
28
-443 Maggio 26 (c)
p griffin (ire)
29
12-10-9
a p heskin (B,T)
11-10-9
s Quinlan (B)
13-10-8
R M power
8-10-7
d cook
9-10-7
h skelton (T)
7-10-7
Ms k Walsh (p)
13-10-7
B J powell (T)
BeTTing guide: 15-2 Total Recall, 8 Tiger Roll, anibale Fly, 10 Blaklion,
12 Baie des iles, 14 seeyouatmidnight, 16 ucello conti, Minella Rocco,
20 captain Redbeard, The last samuri, i Just know, 25 Milansbar, Raz
de Maree, Regal encore, gas line Boy, Vieux lion Rouge, shantou Flyer,
The dutchman, 33 Final nudge, Vicente, lord Windermere, alpha des
obeaux, carlingford lough, houblon des obeaux, Warriors Tale, pleasant
company, 50 Valseur lido, childrens list, perfect candidate, Buywise,
Bless The Wings, chase The spud, saint are, 66 Virgilio, Beeves, pendra,
Road To Riches, double Ross, 100 Tenor nivernais, Maggio.
FoRM guide: Total Recall 14-1 (11-10) held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway 18th, not fluent 4 out, soon pushed along, travelling better and 6 lengths 6th
when fell 3 out, in a race won by native river (11-10) at cheltenham 3m 2f chs g1
(1) sft in mar, 15 ran. anibale Fly 33-1 (11-10) mid-division, headway 18th, disputing
5th 4 out, effort to press for 3rd when not fluent 3 out, no impression on front pair 2
out, went 10 lengths 3rd last, stayed on to close final 100 yards but no impression,
3rd of 15, 9l behind native river (11-10) at cheltenham 3m 2f chs g1 (1) sft in mar.
Tiger Roll 7-1 (11-4) always prominent, challenged 6 out, led next, driven 3 lengths
clear before last, ridden out flat, kept on well, won at cheltenham 3m 6f crs cntry chs
(5yo+) (2) sft in mar beating urgent de gregaine (11-4) by 2l, 16 ran. Blaklion 9-4fav
(11-12) towards rear, headway before 5 out, chased winner before 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 8, well behind yala enki (10-11) at haydock 3m 4f hcp chs g3 (1) hvy in
Feb. Baie des iles 12-1 (11-9) prominent and led after 1st, slow 6 out, pushed along
and headed entering straight, no impression in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd
of 19, 15l behind Folsom blue (10-11) at punchestown 3m 5f hcap ch hvy in Feb.
seeyouatmidnight 7-2 (11-12) led until 4th, chased leader until 4 out, 2nd again and
slightly hampered 3 out, soon switched right, lost 2nd 2 out, weakened, 3rd of 7, 20l
behind tiquer (10-0) at newbury 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in mar. Minella Rocco
12-1 (11-10) chased leaders, 5th at 7th, no impression straight and fell last, in a race
won by edwulf (11-10) at leopardstown 3m chs g1 (1) sft in Feb, 10 ran. ucello conti
7-1 (10-6) rear of mid-division, some headway after halfway, mistake 4 out, soon
pushed along and no extra, behind and pulled up before next, in a race won by monbeg
notorious (10-2) at gowran park 3m 1f hcp chs hvy in Jan, 15 ran. captain Redbeard
11-2 (11-7) led early, tracked leader, led before 3 out, held on towards finish, won at
ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in mar beating elusive theatre (10-9) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
i Just know 11-8fav (11-2) led, headed before 2 out, stayed on same pace last, 2nd
of 4, 3l behind cadeyrn (11-8) at uttoxeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (3) hvy in mar. The last
samuri 11-4fav (11-4) tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, outpaced by front pair
before last, well held after, 3rd of 16, 13l behind tiger roll (11-4) at cheltenham 3m 6f
crs cntry chs (5yo+) (2) sft in mar. gas line Boy 11-2 (11-4) chased leaders on inside,
jumped slowly 4th, hit 9th, ridden in 4th when blundered 2 out, driven and stayed on
into 3rd post, 3rd of 14, 5l behind buywise (10-8) at sandown 3m hcp chs (10yo+) (2)
hvy in Jan. Milansbar 16-1 (11-3) prominent, led 10th, headed before omitted 3 out,
no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 18, 10l behind regal Flow (1012) at uttoxeter 4m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) hvy in mar. Raz de Maree 16-1 (10-10) held
up towards rear, slightly hampered and not fluent 1st, not fluent 5th or 9th, headway
12th, led 2 out, mistake last, stayed on to draw clear flat, won at chepstow 3m 5f hcp
chs g3 (1) hvy in Jan beating alfie spinner (10-2) by 6l, 20 ran. Regal encore 6-1 (11-5)
tracked leaders on outside, not fluent 4th, travelling well in 3rd 3 out, led soon after
last, edged right run-in, driven out, won at ascot 3m hcp chs listed (1) sft in Feb beating minella daddy (10-6) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran. shantou Flyer 14-1 (11-6) tracked leaders
on inside, ridden after 3 out, chased winner before next, switched inside between last
2, not fluent last, rallied gamely final 100 yards, just held, 2nd of 18, nk behind coo
star sivola (10-10) at cheltenham 3m 1f hcp chs g3 (1) hvy in mar. The dutchman 9-2
(10-13) led to 10th, soon lost place, in rear and pulled up before 11th, in a race won by
yala enki (10-11) at haydock 3m 4f hcp chs g3 (1) hvy in Feb, 8 ran. Vieux lion Rouge
13-2 (11-5) held up, bumped 1st, tracked leader after 4th until after 10th, chased
leaders, slightly hampered 13th, lost place next, outpaced 3 out, plugged on into 4th
last, kept on pressing for 3rd, 4th of 6, 12l behind regal encore (11-5) at ascot 3m
hcp chs listed (1) sft in Feb. alpha des obeaux 25-1 (11-10) soon tracked leaders,
3rd at 7th, pushed along before 2 out, soon one pace, 6th of 10, 36l behind edwulf
(11-10) at leopardstown 3m chs g1 (1) sft in Feb. carlingford lough 33-1 (11-10)
badly hampered 7th and dropped to last, pushed along and detached 10th, pulled up
before last, in a race won by road to respect (11-10) at leopardstown 3m grade 1
chs (1) in dec, 12 ran. Final nudge 12-1 (11-10) mid-division, ridden to chase leaders
after 3 out, one pace next, never on terms, weakened last, 9th of 20, 33l behind missed
approach (11-5) at cheltenham 3m 2f amat hcap ch (2) sft in mar.
48 metro friday, april 13, 2018
Sport
r a c i n g g r a n d naT i o na l
tommy boy lewis is
looking to fashion a
change in fortunes
formuLa one
picture: rex
by adam hay-nicholls
Lewis HamiLton only wants
positive fortune cookies in China.
He has not put a foot wrong so far
this season but the unlucky timing of
a Virtual safety Car in australia and
a five-place grid penalty in Bahrain
due to a gearbox change means he is
17 points behind sebastian Vettel.
in hot weather the ferrari has the
edge on the mercedes, at least in
qualifying. But in China the merc
should have an advantage and
Hamilton has won five times here.
the power of Hamilton as a brand
as well as a driver could be felt last
night in downtown shanghai when
tommy Hilfiger announced the
world champion has been working
on his own fashion collection. He
revealed his new logo, which will
feature on Hamilton-branded
tommy Hilfiger apparel. while f1
retirement is still probably two or
three years off, he told me recently
how he sees fashion design as the
next chapter in his life.
‘right now, in fashion, i feel i’m at
the same point as when i had my
first f1 test. if this works, the goal is
to continue and keep designing. i
honestly think i may have found a
career that could equal my passion
for racing.’
at 33, Hamilton is starting to be
seen as the elder statesman of the
sport, and it’s for that reason max
Verstappen feels hard done by for
being blamed for their contact in
Bahrain, which resulted in the
Dutchman’s retirement.
‘it is quite simple and easy to
blame the younger driver, that is the
way i can see it,’ said Verstappen.
after the last race, Hamilton had
been caught on a microphone calling
Verstappen ‘a d***head’. it fell to
the Briton to approach his rival in
shanghai yesterday and draw a line
under the controversy. ‘i just shook
his hand and said, “i’m sorry about
the last race”, regardless of whether
it was his fault or my fault, it doesn’t
really matter, it’s in the past.’
asked what the Dutchman’s reply
was, Hamilton said: ‘i don’t really
know, there was a lot of noise, but he
acknowledged me.’ Doesn’t sound
like max is about to temper his
impetuous driving style, then.
daniel ricciardo, who would love
his job. Meanwhile, toto Wolff has
an eye on carlos sainz Junior.
red Bull have sainz on a piece
of elastic but must make a call on
whether to keep him or ricciardo
– with the other, no doubt, off to
Mercedes. of course, if hamilton’s
career as a designer takes off,
there could be room for both.
by Justin palmer
kiM bAileY has played down The last
Samuri’s Grand national chances, fearing
the 2016 runner-up has too much weight
to carry in tomorrow’s showpiece.
‘he’s as good as he was two years ago,
but unfortunately he’s carrying nearly a
stone more than he was then, which makes
it difficult,’ the trainer said.
The last Samuri finished 16th in last
year’s race but bailey has been pleased
with the ten-year-old’s form, which
included a good third in the Cross Country at last month’s Cheltenham Festival.
‘i’m very happy with his preparation
and i thought he ran a fantastic race in the
Cross Country,’ added bailey of the 16/1
chance, whose last win came at Doncaster
more than two years ago.
bailey has been training since 1979 and
has achieved the magical ‘big Three’ –
signing on: hamilton meets fans
dan’s bullish about bettering bottas
We Are not even three races into
the new season and there are
already rumours swirling as to
who will be Lewis hamilton’s
team-mate next year.
the perception Valtteri Bottas is
second-grade has led to several
drivers coming forward to say
they’d have pushed sebastian
Vettel harder in Bahrain, not least
Bailey concerned by
samuri’s hefty task
race cards
treBle for henderson
as might strikes Back
miGht Bite bounced back from his Cheltenham Gold Cup
defeat with an impressive Betway Bowl success on the
opening day of aintree’s Grand national meeting yesterday.
second to native river last month, the 4/5 favourite,
ridden by nico de Boinville (above), galloped his rivals into
submission as trainer nicky henderson celebrated a treble
with We have a Dream (2/1) landing the anniversary hurdle
and l’ami serge (5/1) claiming the aintree hurdle.
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the Grand national (Mr Frisk in 1990),
the Cheltenham Gold Cup (Master oats
in 1995) and the Champion hurdle (Alderbrook in 1995).
nicky henderson’s Gold Present was
the only withdrawal at the final 48-hour
declaration stage yesterday, leaving the
champion trainer without a runner.
The Jonjo o’neill-trained Minella rocco, runner-up in the 2017 Cheltenham
Gold Cup, will shoulder top weight of
11st 10lb, with noel Meade’s road To
riches sneaking in at the bottom of the
40-runner field.
A quartet of horses are vying in the
betting to start as favourite for the £1million contest, with little separating blaklion, Tiger roll, Total recall and Anibale
Fly. baie Des iles has been backed from
40/1 down to 16/1 this week.
grand national sweepstake kit Page 17 »
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c o m m o n w e a lt h g a m e s
picture: epa
t h e y s a i d i t. . .
contact:
hughes was
stripped of his
200m title for
impeding
richards
‘I’m happy,
I’m in the
lead, a bit
confused
with some
of my
results but
it’s what I should
expect in April.’
fire-starter laugher
is too hot to handle
katarina Johnson-thompson
goes into today’s final day of
the heptathlon with a 126point lead after an impressive
200metres put her back on
top following a poor shot put.
doubling up: laugher
ecstasy turns
to agony for
hughes after
arm-ful end
athLetics
by david gurney
ZhArnel hUGheS celebrated victory in the 200metres final before being
told he had been disqualified after completing his lap of honour.
The england sprinter crossed the line
just ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s
Jereem richards – with both men
clocked at 20.12 seconds – but replays
showed hughes’ left arm caught richards in the face and affected his finish.
Team england lodged an appeal
against the disqualification but athletics
officials rejected it.
‘Coming down the home straight, he
was ahead, and when i started to catch
him, his hand came across and he hit
me,’ said richards. ‘i was closing on
him really fast but when i got hit that
knocked me back a bit.’
hughes’ disqualification meant northern ireland’s leon reid, who had finished fourth, was promoted to bronze.
kyle langford was frustrated after being forced to settle for silver despite a
late charge in the 800m. he ran a personal best of 1min 45.16sec, just behind
Last is first
there was a cycling one-two
for england as annie last won
the women’s mountain bike
cross country race, 48 seconds
ahead of team-mate evie
richards. Canada’s haley smith
took bronze. ‘it was absolutely
amazing,’ said last. ‘i’m still
waiting for it to sink in.’
dina-mite: asher-smith celebrates
kenya’s Wycliffe kinyamal. ‘i got stuck
in a little bit of traffic and then 120m to
go i managed to get out, i had too much
left [to do],’ said the englishman. ‘it’s
really gutting being so close. i knew i
had it in me to win.’
Dina Asher-Smith won bronze in the
women’s 200m as Shaunae Miller-Uibo,
of the bahamas, took gold. She said:
‘This is a great step in the right direction. i’m really happy to run a 22.2 in
April, that’s insane. Usually i’m still
jogging around in trainers at this point.’
england’s Shara Proctor picked up
bronze in the women’s long jump, while
Paralympic and world champion Sophie
hahn won the T38 100m title.
3
commonwealth silvers for
scotland’s eilidh doyle after
she was again second in the
400metre hurdles.the 31-yearold ran 54.80 seconds to finish
behind Jamaica’s Janieve russell.
‘it all feels that bit surreal,’ said
doyle, runner-up at the delhi and
glasgow games. ‘i knew it was
going to be really hard to come
out here and win a medal.’
engLAnd’s women’s hockey team experienced the agony of
penalty shoot-out defeat as they were beaten by new zealand
following a goalless draw in their semi-final. hannah Martin was the
only one of england’s players to find the net, with Black sticks captain
stacey Michelsen beating Maddie hinch to edge it 2-1.
Sport
a sCorCHinG performance
saw Jack Laugher claim his
second diving gold of the Games.
‘i was on fire from the start,’
said Laugher, who added the
three-metres springboard title to
the one-metre crown he won on
wednesday. it was a fourth
Commonwealth gold for the 23year-old, runner-up in this event
four years ago. ‘i’ve come back
here with the intention to win it
and i have done today, so i’m
really proud of myself,’ he said.
50 metro friday, april 13, 2018
Sport
fo otball
striKers christian
Benteke and
Alexander sorloth are in
contention for crystal
Palace’s visit of Brighton.
roy hodgson’s injury-hit
team drew 2-2 at
Bournemouth without a
targetman but the eagles
boss says he could retain
Wilfried zaha and Andros
townsend up front.
it’s not all about Mee as
dyche puts faith in squad
resuLts
europa league quarter-final, second leg
cska moscow ........ 2 arsenal...............2
(arsenal win 6-3 on aggregate)
sky Bet league one
bradford ..................0 shrewsbury.......0
picture aFp
sidelined: mee
BUrnLeY’s european hopes have been dealt a
blow with the loss of key defender Ben mee to a
shin injury, but boss sean Dyche believes his
seventh-placed team can cope.
mee has been one of the Clarets’ most
impressive performers and had missed only two
premier League games before sitting out last
weekend’s victory over watford. He will now
miss tomorrow’s clash with Leicester, with Dyche
admitting he could be out for several weeks.
‘He’s got a stress reaction at the bottom of his
shin as it attaches to his ankle,’ said Dyche.
But he insisted: ‘we believe in the squad, not
just the 11 we put out.’
pet peeved: an unhappy cech looks down at the ball nestled in his net
danny to the
rescue after
serious scare
for gunners
DAnnY WelbeCk got Arsenal off
the ropes as they reached their first european semi-final for nine years.
The striker capitalised on a wonderful
through ball from Mohamed elneny 15
minutes from time as the Gunners just
about avoided becoming another victim
in a week of remarkable comebacks.
Welbeck’s goal was Arsenal’s first attempt on target on a night in which they
were largely outplayed by a CSkA
Moscow side who for a long time made
light of a 4-1 deficit from the first leg.
Aaron ramsey put a gloss on the
scoreline from a Gunners perspective
with an equaliser on the night, elneny
again the creator in stoppage time.
however, the 6-3 aggregate score does
no justice to the scare Arsenal were given by their russian hosts.
Six minutes before the break kirill
nababkin’s header was saved by diving
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech but
straight into the path of Fedor Chalov,
europa League
quarter-finaL, second Leg
csKa Moscow
2
Chalov 39, Nababkin 50
arsenal
2
Welbeck 75, Ramsey 90
(Arsenal win 6-3 on aggregate)
by John payne
who was left with an easy tap-in. Five
minutes after the restart, CSkA further
reduced their arrears with Cech unable
to hold Aleksandr Golovin’s shot and
nababkin netting the rebound.
CSkA twice went close to taking
charge of the tie, Cech saving well from
Golovin’s free kick and Sergei ignashevich just off target with a 25-yarder.
but those scares will soon be forgotten, with Arsenal coming good to book
their place in today’s semi-final draw.
friday, april 13, 2018 metro 51
fo otball
poch: harry’s honest but
i don’t care who scored
by Justin palmer
MAUriCio PoCheTTino insists
Tottenham’s second goal at Stoke
being awarded to harry kane is ‘not
a big issue’.
kane was given the goal from last
weekend’s game by the Premier
league – it was originally credited to
Christian eriksen – taking his tally to
25 and keeping him in the race for a
third successive Golden boot.
The decision has been met with
some scepticism, not least from
kane’s Golden boot rival Mohamed
Salah, but Tottenham boss Pochettino
is relaxed about the situation.
he said: ‘of course after the game,
harry said, “i touched the ball with
‘I don’t care who scored
the goal. I care about
three points’
my right shoulder”. he told Christian.
harry’s a very honest person, he’s not
going to lie. but it’s not a big issue,
not a big deal for the team.’
Salah is on 29 goals, now four
ahead of kane (right), and he took to
Twitter on Wednesday to express his
surprise at the overturned decision.
but Pochettino added: ‘i don’t care
who scored the goal, i care about the
three points. it was a club decision to
appeal. i wasn’t involved.’
Tottenham are on a 14-match unbeaten run in the Premier league
which stretches back to December
when they were beaten by tomorrow’s visitors Manchester City.
in that time Spurs have all but
booked their Champions league
spot for a third successive season
and they could pour more misery on
picture: getty
Full match: rose
played the whole
90 minutes against
stoke last week
Sport
in brief
Wagner calls on his Town to
create new slice of history
MAnAger david Wagner has
urged his players to carve out
their own piece of history as
the club celebrated
huddersfield town day.
the terriers secured a hattrick of league titles 92 years
ago yesterday and Wagner,
whose side can take a big
step towards Premier League
survival with a home win against Watford
tomorrow, wants his players to add another
chapter to their own ‘unbelievable’ story.
‘Last season promotion was a fairytale, wasn’t
it? With a great happy end, but if we stay up, for
me it’s bigger,’ Wagner (pictured) said. ‘With five
games (to go) the players know they can write
another chapter in the history of the club.’
4
Year kit deal huddersfield have announced
with umbro, starting next season, with new
strips to be unveiled ‘in the coming months’
rose in race
against time
for russia
Premier league is Var from
certain about video referees
there are concerns Danny rose could be struggling for
World Cup fitness, having been ruled put of tottenham’s
game with manchester City tomorrow.
the spurs left-back has missed much of this season
with knee problems and now has a calf injury.
manager mauricio Pochettino says the latest setback is
‘a minor issue’ but with only a handful of games left, the
27-year-old is running out of time to prove his fitness.
ryan Bertrand and ashley Young are
rose’s main competitors for a spot in
Gareth southgate’s squad this summer.
the faltering champions elect. Pep
Guardiola’s men have lost their last
three games, going out of the Champions league while missing the
chance to secure the title at home
against Manchester United.
Pochettino does not think beating City would prove Spurs can
compete for future titles.
he said: ‘it is not about one result that we are going to show
that we are ready or not ready. We
have already shown that we are ready
to compete.
‘We need to be consistent during
the whole season and be the best team
like Manchester City is doing today.
‘of course the gap is massive with
Man City. We are in the race for top
four and that for Tottenham is a massive achievement to finish in the top
four for the third season in a row.’
the Premier league
looks unlikely to
implement video
assistant referees
next season.
a number of clubs
are understood to be
reluctant to ratify its
use at a meeting
tomorrow following a
several controversies
and the time taken to
reach decisions
during the testing
phase involving
domestic cup
competitions since
the turn of the year.
var will be used at
this summer’s World
Cup in russia but at
least 14 clubs must
accept the proposal
to green light it.
Terraneo takes baggies role
West Brom have appointed italian giuliano
terraneo as a technical consultant as they
prepare for the impact of probable relegation
from the Premier League.
terraneo, who has replaced nick hammond,
will play a role in the hiring of the next Baggies
head coach after Alan Pardew’s recent exit.
cArLos cArVALhAL has welcomed Jordan
Ayew back to the swansea side after a ban
by calling him ‘one of the best attackers’ in the
top flight ahead of tomorrow’s visit of everton.
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wel
Gunners off the ropes and into semis
by nick metcalfe
semi-final draw, alongside Atletico Madrid,
Marseille and red bull Salzburg.
With Arsenal a distant sixth in the Premier
league, this competition offers a last chance
to make the Champions league and Wenger
said: ‘This week in europe you can see there
are a lot of turnarounds, you have to be focused in every single game.
‘Maybe we were a bit surprised by the intensity of the game and we were not at the
races in the first half. They scored a second
and then had a chance for a third goal and
we were a bit on the ropes.
‘but once we got to 2-1 it was a big
blow for them and they didn’t
recover from that.’
pa
g
e2
3
Joshua: fury
talks a good
game but i’m
still the best
cska moscow 2-2 arsenal arsenal win 6-3 on agg
ArSenAl survived a scare in russia last
night to reach the last four of the europa
league and stay on course for a place in
next season’s Champions league.
The Gunners, 4-1 up from the first leg,
were wobbling at 2-0 down, but goals from
Danny Welbeck and Aaron ramsey sealed a
6-3 aggregate win over CSkA and their first
european semi-final for nine years.
Arsenal did not appear to be in a great deal
until Fedor Chalov scored from close range
six minutes before half-time. Alarm bells
really started to ring when kirill nababkin
fired home the second after half-time.
With Arsenal rattled, Sergei ignashevich
fired just wide. but nerves were calmed 15
minutes from time when Mohamed elneny
set up Welbeck, who curled in a delightful
effor before ramsey scored in stoppage time
to make sure of Arsenal’s place in today’s
SponSored by
dan the man:
welbeck wheels
away after his
crucial goal
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antHonY JosHUa insists he is
the ‘best heavyweight champion
out there’ as he threw down the
gauntlet to tyson fury.
‘if he wants to fight me next, he
can fight me next. if he wants to
fight ten fights down the line, he
can do that as well,’ the iBf,
wBa and wBo champion said.
former world
heavyweight
champion fury
yesterday
announced a
June ring
return, after
serving a doping
ban, and vowed to
reclaim the titles from his
fellow Briton.
But a sceptical Joshua (above)
added: ‘it’ll be a situation that,
when the opportunity does come,
he’ll be saying he’s the man who
beat the man, he deserves this, he
deserves that, and then he won’t
fight me.
‘i’m the flag-bearer, the best
heavyweight champion out there.
the ones who are scared to step
up talk a good game, but don’t
back it up so i get bored of it.’
Fury: Beating my belt-carrier
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