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THE
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Monday, January 1, 2018
FOR A GREATER BRITAIN
A HAPPY
NEW
YEAR
TO ALL OUR READERS
PAGES 8 AND 9
It’s time to
party . . . Big
Ben last night
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MIRROR
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PICTURE EXCLUSIVE
PAGES 14 AND 15
Kylie’s
30yr reign
‘PIPPA PLANE’ CRASH IN OZ
Philip . . . yesterday
Duke in
‘Is that a
terrorist’
daft gag
By JACK ROYSTON
PRINCE Philip spotted a
man with a long beard
yesterday — and joked: “Is
that a terrorist?”
The Duke of Edinburgh,
96,
made
the
crack to a royal protection
officer
as
they
arrived at church in Sandringham, Norfolk.
An onlooker said the
unnamed man, with a
ginger beard and in his
30s,
overheard
Philip’s
comment and “found the
whole thing hilarious”.
It is the latest in a
long line of gaffes and
jokes by the Duke.
Full Story — Page Seven
4 BRITS DIE
IN DREAM
FLIGHT
HORROR
Plunge . . craft was used by honeymooner Pippa, above
By DAN SALES
FOUR Brits were among six
people who died when their
plane crashed into a river in
Australia on New Year’s Eve.
The group, thought to be
from the same family, a boy
of 11 and the pilot were on
a £310-a-person “fly-dine”
sightseeing
trip
popular
with the rich and famous.
Their single-engine Sydney
Seaplane craft was used by
Pippa Middleton and hubby
James on their honeymoon.
Full Story — Pages Four and Five
Monday, January 1, 2018
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REMOANING MANDARINS
Under fire . . . Grayling
Grayling
rail bail
quit call
By STEVE HAWKES
LABOUR deputy Tom
Watson called on Transport Secretary Chris
Grayling to quit over a
“grubby” rail bail-out.
It came amid growing
speculation PM Theresa
May could have a Cabinet reshuffle this week.
Mr Watson added his
voice to growing protests over the Government’s decision to let
Stagecoach and Virgin
walk away from the
East Coast mainline
three years early.
No10 refused to be
drawn on Mr Grayling’s
future or the timing of
a reshuffle.
DAVIS: END
DILLY-DALLY
ON BREXIT
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has praised the
“compassion” of desperate
communities in his New
Year message.
The Most Rev Justin
Welby said London and
Manchester terror attacks
were met with heroism
from emergency services.
He told how he visited
Grenfell Tower when the
West London block was
still burning, adding: “I
remember the desperation and sorrow.”
But the Anglican leader
said
in
his
annual
address: “So often in 2017,
the depth of suffering
was matched by a depth
of compassion as communities came together.”
Demand . . . Mr
Davis will insist
mandarins get
ready for Brexit
No more excuses for civil servants
BREXIT
Secretary
David Davis will this
week order go-slow
Whitehall mandarins to
“get ready for Brexit”.
And he will say they
have run out of excuses.
Brexit officials will return
implementation plans drawn
up by Government depart-
By STEVE HAWKES
ments and insist officials start
“delivering” so Britain is prepared in time for March 2019.
The push covers domestic
policy on everything from
customs desks to the type of
HGV licences foreign truckers
require once we leave the EU.
Critically, the shift in approach is designed so the UK
Archbish
praise for
stoic Brits
can cope in the event of a
“No Deal” with the EU, leaving with no trading agreement.
It comes a day after PM
Theresa May’s New Year vow
to “keep up the progress” on
Brexit talks this year.
A senior source said: “We’re
moving
from
a
planning
phase to delivery. We will be
removing the excuses some
departments have for not
being ready. The intention is
to ensure we are ready to
deliver Brexit, whatever is
negotiated in Brussels.”
Mrs May has been warned
that business chiefs’ patience
over Brexit is “wearing thin”.
British Chambers of Commerce director general Adam
Marshall said firms want clarity from the Government and
suggested industry was dismayed by “division and disorganisation” in Westminster.
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UNIS’ PAY ‘2 die’ as Iran erupts MUSEUM Masons’
STRIKERS ‘cop plot’
SHAKE-UP
FOREIGN
Secretary
Boris Johnson yesterday
tweeted his “concern”
over Iran as two people
were reported killed in
anti-government demos.
Students protested in
Tehran, inset, and a
woman, left, took off
her hijab and waved a
white flag in defiance of
the strict dress code.
A CRACKDOWN on fat-cat
university pay begins today
in the biggest shake-up for
25 years.
The
Office
for
Students
watchdog comes into force with
powers to hold them to account.
In July The Sun revealed
over 1,250 university staff top
the PM’s £150,000 salary, with
Bath
vice-chancellor
Dame
Glynis Breakwell on £468,000.
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MONDAY
01/01
WORKERS at a number of
museums are set to stage a
strike today.
The Prospect union said 85
per cent of visitor assistants at
Royal
Museums
Greenwich,
London, voted to walk out.
Staff at the National Maritime
Museum, Queen’s House and
Royal Observatory Greenwich
say new contracts increase
hours and end paid breaks.
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TUESDAY 02/01
ATTEMPTS to modernise
the
police
are
being
thwarted by the freemasons, it is claimed.
Outgoing Police Federation
chairman
Steve
White said senior cops
who are members of the
secretive group could be
holding back women and
ethnic minorities.
He said: “Colleagues of
mine have suspected that
freemasons have been an
obstacle to reform.”
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Today’s
birthdays
ARSENAL and England
midfielder JACK
WILSHERE, 26, left,
Southampton and
Northern Ireland skipper
STEVEN DAVIS, 33,
Austin Powers actor
VERNE TROYER, 49,
Frost/Nixon actor FRANK
LANGELLA, 80, and
Swedish model ELIN
NORDEGREN, 38, right.
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
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Picture: JAMES RUDLAND
RUSH TO BE ON HIT SHOW
SHOVE
ISLAND
Golden haul . . . star
Beckham
in £29m
windfall
EXCLUSIVE by
RICHARD MORIARTY
DAVID
Beckham’s
business empire has
paid him £28.95million in dividends over
the last two years.
The
ex-footballer,
42, got the equivalent
of £1.2million a month.
His DB Ventures
Ltd accounts at Companies House show he
earned
£18.75million
in 2017 and £10.2million in 2016.
DB Ventures rakes
it in from “licensing
and
commercialisation” of his brand.
CELEB VOWS
FOR 2018
Light my fire . . romance flickers for stars last year
60,000 sign up
to star on Love
Island in 12hrs
HAPPY new year – now’s
the time to take steps for
a happy new you.
If you have no resolution yet, take inspiration
from the celebrity ones
we scatter through the
paper today.
Will you join them with
a plan of your own?
SUN writer LORRAINE
KELLY says: “I’ll be doing
Dry January – it gives you
a goal for feeling happier
and healthier. As
a nation we
batter the
bevvy and we
need to cut
down.”
THIS summer’s Love Island promises to
be the hottest yet after more than
60,000 singletons signed up in 12 hours.
They face a huge scramble for a spot on the
ITV2 show — a shock ratings hit last year.
Cold-en
girl Liv
OLIVIA Attwood gets into another
fine mesh for her 2018 calendar.
The Love Island babe, 26, set
pulses racing in summer in her
bikinis. And she’s just as hot now
in this winter wonderland outfit.
The lucky dozen or so picked are set for romance
and stardom at the Majorcan holiday villa.
A TV insider said: “The show’s success last year
was unprecedented. Bosses are already working hard
to ensure the next series
lives up to expectations.
By SARAH PACKER
“They will do their best
to sign up ideal islanders to apply, with the show
from the tens of thou- kicking off in June.
It is set to air for eight
sands of wannabes.”
An online application weeks with those looking
launched
at
11pm
on for love watched by more
Saturday. Would-be con- than 72 cameras.
Last
year
2.9 million
testants must include two
pictures — a headshot and saw the final won by
full-length image — plus a Kem Cetinay, 21, and
short video stating why Amber Davies, 20, below.
The couple told The
they would make the
perfect islander.
Sun how they had sex in
Anyone using filters to the pool and on a sofa.
enhance looks and
But they split 132 days
hide
blemishes
after the win following a
will not be constring of rows.
sidered. Islanders
Olivia Attwood
must be over 18
brought out a
but
there’s
no
calendar
folupper age limit.
lowing
her
They
third place.
have
sarah.packer
until
@thesun.
April 30
co.uk
EASTENDERS’ BOT COTTON!
SEE
PAGE 31
Disguise . . . May mask
Fishy PM
in Enders
heist flop
By SARAH PACKER
EASTENDERS
stars
get fishy political disguises for a heist in
tonight’s episode.
Walford newcomer
Aiden Maguire leads
the bungled raid.
He gives the gang
fake guns and masks
looking like Theresa
May, Jeremy Corbyn,
Donald Trump and
Barack Obama.
But the gang opts
for balaclavas as the
masks smell of fish.
The
failed
heist
leaves one of the
gang fighting for his
life after being shot.
3
4 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
PRISON
FOGEYS’
OLD AGE
PARDON
Scheme to cut costs
EXCLUSIVE by STEVE HAWKES
BRITAIN’S oldest prisoners could be let
out early due to soaring health costs.
Dozens of lags in their 80s and 90s may see
out their sentences in “secure” care homes in
a move likely to enrage right-wing Tories.
The option is believed to have the backing of new
Justice Secretary David Lidington, who has briefed
the Cabinet on the problems of elderly prisoners.
The number of inmates aged 70 and over has tripled to more than 1,500
since 2010 as a result of
rising convictions for historical
sex
offences.
There are more than 200
over 80 and 15 over 90.
Some cells have had to
be fitted with handrails
and other equipment as
many are now too frail
to walk on their own.
Governors are struggling to cope with an
ageing jail population as
well as record levels of
drug-fuelled violence.
Open jail . . Clarke
A senior source said:
“These prisoners are so But many are living out
old they are very unlikely their old age in condito
commit
another tions that demean both
offence. So you have to them and us.”
A year ago, 101-year-old
ask yourself, ‘Is jail the
paedophile Ralph Clarke
best place for them?’
“We’re
not
talking was sentenced to 13 years
about an early end to but allowed to serve it in
their sentence, but plac- an open jail. Clarke can
ing them where there is play carpet bowls at an
elderly-friendly unit in
specialist help.”
Ministry
of
Justice HMP Hewell near Redinsiders insisted the idea ditch, Worcestershire.
The
Mental
Health
was at a very early stage
estimates
and no study had been Foundation
around
700
inmates
could
commissioned into how it
have dementia by 2020.
may work.
A
Ministry
of
Justice
The
Prison
Reform
Trust last month said spokesperson said: “We
many elderly lags were have an ageing prison
in
conditions
“totally population which creates
unsuited to meeting even extra pressure on staff.”
They added: “We regutheir basic needs”.
Peter
Dawson,
the larly seek advice from
No
decisions
think tank’s chief, said: experts.
steve.
“People have the right to have been made.”
hawkes@the-sun.co.uk
expect justice to be done.
CELEB VOWS FOR 2018
REALITY TV star and
queen of selfies KIM
KARDASHIAN is dialling
the changes: “My New
Year resolution is
to be on my
phone less of the
time and to be
more in the
moment.”
TELLY property show
presenter KIRSTIE
ALLSOPP says: “I need to
do more to still my mind. I
want to learn the
power of ‘no’ and
do less. I’ve had a
fantastic year
but am on
my knees.”
CELEB VOWS FOR 2018
COMA MAN PLEA
MEDICS put a man in a coma after he
was found collapsed by a hospital.
Cops are trying to identify the heart
attack victim. He was found without ID
outside University College Hospital,
London, at 4.30pm on Boxing Day.
Due to his life-threatening condition,
doctors are keen to find his family as
soon as possible.
2GM
WITNESS REVEALS
AU ST R A L I A
1
2 miles
Cottage Point
Plane flew from
Rose Bay to
Cottage Point Inn
where the
passengers
stopped for lunch
Cowan
Creek
19 miles
Jerusalem
Bay
SYDNEY
Sydney
Harbour
Rose Bay
Cottage
Point Inn
2
On its return journey
to Rose Bay it went
via Jerusalem Bay,
where it crashed
DIVE OF
DEATH
Wings dipped then it plunged into
the water and sank like a stone
A SHOCKED witness told last
night how he watched in horror
as a plane carrying four Brits
nosedived into a river, killing
them and two others.
Myles Baptiste was 500 metres
from the craft as it flew towards him.
He said: “It made a tight right-hand
turn and as it actually turned around,
the wings dipped and it nosedived
into the water.”
The Brits, the pilot and a boy of
11 died when it crashed 19 miles
north of Sydney, Australia, at 3.10pm
local time on New Year’s Eve.
None of the victims had been
named last night. One is believed to
be a woman. Police divers recov-
By DAN SALES
ered six bodies from the wreckage. Footage taken from a boat showed the
doomed plane’s path over Jerusalem Bay.
The group paid £310 each to fly from
Rose Bay in Sydney Harbour to the Cottage Point Inn near Cowan for a posh
three-course lunch. The plane picked
them up after the meal and was due to
take in views of the Harbour Bridge and
Opera House on its route home.
Pippa Middleton and husband James
Matthews enjoyed the “fly and dine” trip
on their honeymoon last May.
Hollywood star Cuba Gooding Jnr was
a passenger just two weeks ago.
Ed Sheeran took one of the planes
when flying to a gig from an appearance
on Aussie soap Home and Away in 2015.
TV star Jeremy Clarkson and singer
Sam Smith have used the service, as
have actors Leonardo DiCaprio and
Hugh Jackman, Microsoft boss Bill
Gates and comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
Barbra Amoroso and husband Joe
Celeb fliers . . . Sam, Ed and
Jeremy have made same trip
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
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SEAPLANE’S HORROR END
‘We felt
so safe
making
the flight’
HAPPIER TIME
By EMMA JAMES
EYEWITNESS
REPORT
BRITS who have flown
with Sydney Seaplanes
spoke
of
their
shock
yesterday — but many
praised the firm.
Victor Elliott, of Cardiff, wrote on Facebook:
“I flew on this De Havilland Beaver with my sister Jenny.
“We flew from Rose
Bay to the Hawkesbury
River for lunch and were
picked up later by the
same plane.
“Old but robust with a
radial engine rarely seen
today, these sea planes
have a very good safety
record. I was surprised
all on board were killed.”
Reviewing Sydney Seaplanes before the tragic
smash,
David
Mercer
said: “The whole flight
was exciting.”
And Stephen Bayliss
wrote:
“Landing
and
take-off are the really
thrilling bits.”
Angela
Muir’s
post
added: “A must for every
tourist.”
“It made a tight right-hand
turn and as it actually
turned around, the wings
dipped and it nosedived
straight into the water”
Wreckage . .
floating debris
GRAPHIC: Tony Brannon
4
Police divers
recovered the bodies
of six people,
including an
11-year-old boy and
the pilot.
42 FT down
flew to the restaurant after the Brits,
with the same company but a different plane. They were due on the
next flight back.
Barbra told The Sun: “My husband
noticed the family had gone on
before us. They had just dined in the
restaurant as well. He said there was
a lady in the group.
“We are just devastated for the
family and what their relatives must
be going through.
“We’d had a lovely lunch for our
wedding anniversary and our plane
was supposed to take us back at 4pm.
“I remember thinking it was
getting late. We didn’t realise what
had happened.
“Our friends were ringing us
thinking we were on that flight.” The
DHC-2 Beaver plane was left in the
Honeymoon . . . Pippa and James on the trip last May
Jerusalem
Bay
3
THE DHC-2 BEAVER SEAPLANE
48 FT
Produced
1947–1967
The plane hit the
water at 3.10pm,
local time, and
immediately sunk to
the bottom of the bay
suspended
all
operations
until
further notice.
“Sydney Seaplanes has been operating since 2005, have undertaken
thousands of flights in that period
and have had an unblemished safety
record until now.”
The firm bills itself as “the only
way to discover Sydney”. Mr Shaw
grew it from three staff to 30 and
was expected to achieve a turnover
of £4.6million this year.
New South Wales Police yesterday
urged the public not to speculate on
the victims’ identities.
The Foreign Office was unable to
confirm any details of the crash but
said officials were liaising with their
counterparts in Sydney. A spokeswoman said: “Officials from the
Brit wife
dead in
fall from
hol yacht
By DAN SALES
10 FT
Water line
33 FT
water overnight. Operator Sydney
Seaplanes grounded all its aircraft
yesterday as an investigation was
launched.
Boss Aaron Shaw said everyone
was devastated by the crash.
He added: “There was a tragic
accident involving one of Sydney
Seaplanes’ aircraft in the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney.
“We have been informed by police
that all six people on the flight —
five passengers and the pilot — have
lost their lives.
“All at Sydney Seaplanes are
deeply shocked by this incident and
the resulting loss of life.
“We wish to pass on our heartfelt
condolences
to
the
family
and
friends of the passengers and pilot
who were tragically killed. We have
Tragedy . . . marina
British consulate are in contact with
local authorities in relation to a
seaplane accident.
“We
stand
ready
to
provide
consular assistance.”
A spokesman for the Australian
Transport Safety Bureau said: “At
around 3pm a DHC-2 Beaver Seaplane, VH-NOO was flying in the
vicinity of Jerusalem Bay.
“It is understood that there was
one pilot and five passengers on the
aircraft on a return flight to Rose
Bay, Sydney Harbour.
“The sequence of events leading up
to the accident are not yet understood. However following the impact
with the water, the aircraft is
reported to have sunk rapidly.”
dan.sales@the-sun.co.uk
A BRITISH woman died
after falling from a yacht
moored
in
a
posh
Majorca marina.
Christina Marstan, 43,
fell from the boat while
her husband slept below
decks in the island’s capital Palma.
A search was launched
when he woke up and
found her missing.
The body of Christina,
from Southampton, was
discovered and cops said
CCTV showed her death
was “an obvious accident”.
An
autopsy
was
expected to confirm the
tragedy would bring the
number of 2017 drownings in Spain to a massive 540 — more than ten
a week.
On the Canary Islands
alone 93 people lost their
lives in the sea.
The Costa del Sol, popular with British holidaymakers saw 76 perish in
the water.
Three quarters of the
victims were males.
5
6 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
Hero tripss
up ‘thug’
A
HERO
bystander
tripped up a suspect
fleeing cops after an
assault on an officer.
City worker Kelly Ball,
28, said: “I don’t know
what came over me. I
just wanted to help.”
She was on a night out
in Hertford town centre
on Christmas Eve.
Aaron Cadman, 23, of
Cheshunt, will appear
before Stevenage magistrates on January 24 charged with assault, being
drunk and disorderly and
possessing cocaine.
EMPIRE WRITES BACK
Star Wars composer
John Williams is to write
the theme for a spin-off
about a young Han Solo.
2GM
DAD’S BARMY
DA
Fury at volunteer plan to protect ports
By STEVE HAWKES
HOME
Secretary
Amber Rudd faces
unpaid volunteers could
ridicule over plans spot illegal immigrants at
for a “Dad’s Army” to harbours and marinas.
They would alert proper
protect small ports.
staff but MPs said it was “far-
Border Force chiefs say
cical” and revived memories of
the Home Guard lampooned
in the 1970s BBC sitcom.
Lib
Dem
Home
Affairs
spokesman Ed Davey said:
“They want to re-invent Dad’s
Army at our ports. This would
be funny if it wasn’t so
serious.” The Home Office
confirmed the Border Force
was considering volunteers to
act like police specials.
A trial of 50 for England’s
East Coast is pencilled in.
Unions say at least 3,000
more border staff are needed
for Brexit. The Home Office is
recruiting an additional 300.
steve.hawkes@the-sun.co.uk
OUR GEM
SESSION
Misery . . . on trains
Millions
in wages
for failing
rail chiefs
By ANDY JEHRING
RAIL chiefs are set to
pocket
multi-millionpound
pay
packets
despite nearly half of all
trains being late or cancelled this year.
Some execs could earn
£5.4million as passengers
have been hit by strikes,
delays and the biggest
fare hike in five years.
Tickets will rocket by
3.4 per cent tomorrow,
adding
hundreds
of
pounds to the cost of
some season tickets.
But bosses rake it in.
The Daily Mail found a
deal worth up to £2million for Great Western
Railway’s Tim O’Toole.
Martin Griffiths, boss
of Stagecoach — which
runs East Midlands and
part-owns the Virgin East
Coast and West Coast
franchise — has a deal
worth up to £2.5million.
And Rupert Soames,
chief
exec
of
Serco,
which runs the Caledonian
Sleeper and part controls
Merseyrail, is in line for
a maximum pay package
of up to £5.4million.
Tory Steve Double, of
the Commons transport
committee, said: “I would
expect some restraint in
terms of fare rises.”
New figures show only
52 per cent of rail trips
are completed on time.
By ANDY JEHRING
STRICTLY’S Gemma Atkinson and Gorka
Marquez relax after a sweaty gym workout.
The pair, rumoured to have become
romantically involved, videoed themselves
yesterday sitting on the floor.
Gemma, 33, shared the clip on her
Instagram page and joked she had “made
room for New Year’s Eve drinks and food”.
Spaniard Gorka, 27 — partnered on
Strictly with singer Alexandra Burke — is
said to have struck up a relationship with
the Emmerdale actress on the BBC show.
Their fling was the talk of this year’s
series, marking the first time a contestant
has linked up with a rival’s dance partner.
YEAR WE GO
Two-thirds
of
Brits
want to leave their job in
2018, a poll found — with
just 12 per cent enjoying
their current role.
CANCER CHEER
SCIENTISTS have discovered how to target cancer
cells that invade different parts of the body.
Researchers found the movement, known as metastasis, is driven by mutant proteins called oncogenes.
Prof Joe Ramos, of the University of Hawaii Cancer
Centre, said: “These results may provide more precise
targets for drugs to stop metastasis.” It could help
with brain tumours, melanoma and breast cancer.
Sun
TV star, model and
acid attack survivor
Katie Piper, 34, has
revealed
her
baby
daughter
born
on
December 15 is called
Penelope Diane.
SPOT
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FOOT-IN-MOUTH DUKE AT IT AGAIN
AFTER SPOTTING MAN WITH BEARD
Is that a
terrorist?
He snapped . . pic rant
6-decade
collection
of slip-ups
and quips
PRINCE Philip has delivered a host of cringeworthy
remarks and jokes over the
last six decades. Here’s some
of the most memorable.
In 1961 he told the Scottish Women’s Institute:
“British women can’t cook.”
When accepting a gift
from a woman in Kenya
in 1984, he asked: “You are
a woman, aren’t you?”
On a 1986 visit to China
he told British student
Simon Kerby: “If you stay
here much longer you will
go home with slitty eyes.”
Speaking to a Brit in
Hungary in 1993, he
said: “You can’t have been
here that long,
you haven’t got
a pot belly.”
In 2001 he
told
13-year-old
wannabe
astronaut
Andrew
Adams:
“You could do
‘Tip’ . . Andrew with losing a
little
bit
of
weight.”
On a trip to Australia
the following year he
asked a successful aborigine
entrepreneur: “Do you still
throw spears at each other?”
In 1993 he met fashion
writer Serena French at
a
World
Wildlife
Fund
gathering
and
quipped:
“You’re not wearing mink
knickers, are you?”
During a visit to Luton
hospital in 2013 the
prince told a Filipino nurse:
“The Philippines must be
half empty as you’re all
here running the NHS.”
Spotting an old-fashioned fusebox
in a Scottish
factory in 1999
he quipped: “It
looks as if it
was put in by
an Indian.”
Meeting a
wheelchair-bound
nursing
home
Joke . . . in Oz
resident
in
2002, he asked: “Do people
trip over you?”
In 1995 he asked a driving instructor in Scotland: “How do you keep the
natives off the booze long
enough to pass the test?”
Losing his temper at a
2015 event to mark the
75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, he told an
RAF
photographer:
“Just
take the f*****g picture.”
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By JACK ROYSTON
PRINCE Philip had his fans
chuckling yesterday when he
pointed to a man with a
long beard and joked: “Is
that a terrorist?”
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The 96-year-old made the
quip to a royal protection officer
outside church at Sandringham.
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The Duke of Edinburgh retired in
July but reminded everyone of his
foot-in-mouth reputation during the
400-yard stroll to the service.
He was chatting to Princess Anne
when he spotted a man in his 30s
with a ginger beard in the crowd.
Turning to the cop, Philip said: “Is
that a terrorist?” He was overheard
by the man who burst out laughing.
An onlooker said: “The man was
with his wife and child. Philip was
obviously having a joke, but he said
it within earshot of the man, who
appeared to find the whole thing
hilarious. I think Philip knew he was
going to be overheard.”
The bearded man left Sandringham
before he could be identified.
A Muslim campaigner slammed
Philip’s quip. Mohammed Shafiq, of
the Ramadhan Foundation, said: “It’s
offensive to insinuate that anybody
with a long beard is a terrorist when
the vast majority of Muslims reject
terrorism.”
But
Tory
MP
Andrew Bridgen called on
those offended to take a
“reality check”.
He added: “Philip is 96
and he’s still got a sense of
humour, which is more than
those who are condemning
him have.’’
The Queen, 91, who was
driven to church, praised
her husband’s “unique sense
of humour’’ in the Royal
Christmas Message.
There was no sign yesterday of the Duke or Duchess
of Cambridge or Prince
Harry and his American
fiancée Meghan Markle.
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church. Inset, the Queen yesterday
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know him?
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Corb high tax call
JEREMY Corbyn called for higher
taxes last night, saying Brits will
wish they paid more when waiting for an ambulance.
Claiming Labour was in the
Centre, he slammed tax avoidance by the wealthy, adding:
“One day you’ll need the NHS.”
He added: “We’ll raise tax at
the top end. I want to lead a
government that does that.”
GPs and
nurses to
go out on
999 calls
24,500
calls to 999 and 111
answered by North
East Ambulance
Service from Dec
23-26 this year, up
from 16,400 last year
Warning . . . docs may issue painkillers at homes
2GM
HAPPY NEW YEAR
NEW YEAR
WHATSAPP reportedly
crashed
as
millions
tried
to
send
New
Year’s greetings. Hundreds of users took to
Twitter with the hashtag #whatsappdown to
complain
the
service
was down. UK users
were among those hit.
The sky glows red above the Acropolis in Athens
FRANCE
2018 is projected on to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
’18 CARA
World’s incredible
firework displays
PARAMEDICS ‘BUSY’
NEW Year’s Eve revellers welcomed in 2018
around the globe last night amid beefed-up
security against terror attacks.
NURSES and GPs will respond to 999
calls instead of some ambulance crews,
internal emails reveal.
Police and army presence was increased at
major events as country after country in different
time zones took turns to celebrate.
Family doctors have been asked to treat
those needing “urgent, but not emergency”
care by health chiefs in the North East.
Bosses say it is necessary to deal with a huge
surge in cases involving the elderly with serious fractures and no pain relief.
By ANDY JEHRING
Doctors have blasted
the plans as it could
mean administering mor- lance service. It stated
phine in homes if ambu- the scheme was for the
over-65s only.
lances are delayed.
Senior
community
They say the painkiller
should be given only nurses and others who
where there are facilities specialise in elderly care
for “continuous observation will act as “first responders”. GPs will be asked
and respiratory support”.
And critics warn many to provide pain relief
nurses are not trained to drugs “on rare occasions”.
Dr Neil O’Brien, one of
the same level as paramedics, The Independent the signatories on the
email, said the move had
reported.
developed
for
The email from NHS been
Clinical
Commissioning patients needing “urgent,
Groups (CCGs) in Co but not emergency, help”.
NHS England and the
Durham said the scheme
was in response to “huge Department of Health did
pressures” on the ambu- not comment.
WARDS FULL UP
SENIOR doctors have warned hospitals are running
out of space following a sharp rise in flu cases.
Patients were last night urged to call 999 only if
their situation was life-threatening or extremely
urgent. Ambulance services warned they were under
heavy pressure even before New Year’s Eve, traditionally their busiest night of the year.
Senior doctors said hospitals were so busy that
patients were waiting up to 12 hours to be seen.
SPOT
GREECE
TAIWAN
Taipei’s landmark 101 skyscraper
Sydney in Australia was one of the first to see in the
New Year at 1pm UK time.
An estimated 1.6million people turned out to watch as
eight tons of fireworks created 100,000 bangs over the
city’s Harbour Bridge and
Opera House.
By JAKE RYAN
The centrepiece was a
rainbow display to celebrate New Year’s Eve rail strikes
the legalising of same-sex causing cancellations and
marriage in the country as delays for South Western
and CrossCountry trains.
the clock struck midnight.
Meanwhile, armed cops
But
cops
blocked
off
roads to safeguard against formed a ring of steel
around London over fears
truck attacks.
And thousands had to of a terror attack.
More than 3,000 firearms
evacuate one area after a
barge
full
of
fireworks officers were on duty, with
exploded into flames, injur- undercover officers mingling
with the crowds.
ing two workers.
The
Westminster
fireSamoa
in
the
South
Pacific was the first to see works display was a 100,000
sell-out.
More
than
in 2018 at 10am UK time.
New Zealand’s biggest city 250,000 in total were
at
famous
Auckland followed an hour expected
spots in the capital to
later.
Singer John Legend and see in 2018.
In Germany, a safe
wife Chrissy Teigen were in
Japan to celebrate at 3pm zone for women was
at
Berlin’s
our time. She tweeted ear- created
Gate
lier: “3 hours and 12 min- Brandenburg
utes left in this ridiculous after hundreds were
molested
by
gangs
of
year but who’s counting.”
An hour after in Malaysia, men in Cologne on
New
Year’s
Eve
two
fireworks lit up the sky
over the world’s tallest twin years ago.
Armed soldiers were
towers, the Petronas skyon guard there and in
scrapers in Kuala Lumpur.
Italian
capital Rome.
In the UK, workers were
The Sun Says — Page Ten
said to be solidly supporting
Armed cops in Whitehall
last night ahead of display
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TO ALL OF OUR READERS
NEW YEAR
TOP music stars —
including Bruno Mars,
Britney Spears, Celine
Dion
and
the
Foo
Fighters — were entertaining thousands of
New
Year’s
revellers
before and after midnight at venues across
Las Vegas.
CHINA
Celebrations during a countdown event in the capital Beijing
SPOT
Windswept . . . Blackpool yesterday
AUSTRALIA
An estimated 1.6million turned out to watch in Sydney
AT GOLD
Storm Dylan
rocks North
STORM Dylan battered parts of
Britain yesterday.
Hurricane-strength
winds
hit
86mph as they tore into North
Wales, Scotland and Northern
Ireland.
The Tay road bridge near
Dundee was closed to all traffic.
And police shut down a road in
Edinburgh last night when a marquee for a Hogmanay party was
blown on to it.
Aberdaron in North Wales was
rocked by 70mph winds.
And the Met Office issued
“amber” weather warnings for
Northern
Ireland.
The
storms
cleared by the end of the day.
But
forecasters
expect
tidal
surges and fierce weather to hit
northern England and Scotland
throughout this week.
Silenced . . . Big Ben clock tower
Ben’s bongs
cease again
BIG Ben’s bongs will fall silent
again today after ringing in 2018.
The chimes were taken off in
August for a repairs project, but
were turned back on over the
festive period.
But they will stop once more as
work continues on a £60million
restoration of the iconic clock
tower, expected to take four years.
The bongs were halted last
summer to protect the hearing of
workers at the historic site.
But an agreement was struck
which allowed them to ring out
on Remembrance Sunday and
from December 23 till 1pm today.
House of Commons chiefs have
now pledged that the 13.7-ton bell
will chime again on Remembrance
Sunday
and
other
important
events, such as the New Year.
Fliers’ frenzy
at car park
LONDON
A scaffold-clad Big Ben chimes in 2018
as thousands watch the fireworks
AIRPORT bosses sparked panic by
shutting an “over-capacity” shortterm car park — even though it
still had free spaces.
Travellers were diverted to longterm
compounds
at
Gatwick,
causing some to nearly miss
flights. One said: “Hour queue to
go 220 yards.” Another called the
decision “moronic”.
Signs stated there were more
than 100 available spaces at the
car park. But a Gatwick spokesman said: “We don’t want to keep
intermittently closing it when spaces fill up because that would be
more frustrating for passengers.”
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Sun
THE
SAYS
Britain can be
greater in 2018
LAST year was tough, turbulent and totally
unpredictable.
Britain suffered the Grenfell Tower
tragedy and terror attacks in Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge.
But as a country, we united to overcome these horrors.
In 2018, The Sun wants to see our leaders adopt the Dunkirk spirit to stop any
further divisions in Brexit Britain.
At the start of 2017, the Europhile political classes made dire predictions.
But as it ended, we had much to cheer.
The FTSE closed at a record high, and
unemployment fell to its lowest level
since 1975.
Project Fear architect Lord Macpherson even conceded that Brexit’s impact
will be “limited”.
As a New Year’s resolution, militant
Remainers should accept they cannot
overturn democracy just because they
do not like the result — and that there
will not be a second referendum.
They should also resolve to stop the
doom-mongering, the sniping, and the
sneering at Sun readers.
The liberal elite go on about inclusion
and the importance of political identities. But they shamelessly refused to
accept the national identity of millions
after our blue passports victory.
We want to see Britain booming as
we are unshackled from Brussels
This year, we want to see Britain booming as an economic powerhouse as we
prepare to be unshackled from Brussels
and freed to strike global trade deals.
At home, we want Theresa May to
start the year with a reshuffle to bring
energy and vision to her Government.
There are plenty of young Tories from
recent intakes who WILL improve the
party’s image and appeal.
The Government made the right noises
about house building in the Budget.
Now we want to see the diggers roll in.
The housing market remains broken
and Chancellor Philip Hammond must
be radical in his next Budget to fix it.
Stamp duty should be slashed and
planning laws torn up, too.
This year it is also vital that the Government has some bold ideas on wealth
creation and improving our strained
healthcare system.
Mrs May needs to give Sun readers
lots more positive reasons why she
should be in No10 — other than the fact
that she is not Jeremy Corbyn.
Her Government must also finally get
tough on the internet giants.
Security Minister Ben Wallace has
called on them to face up to their corporate responsibility for the filth on their
sites or face a tax raid. Good. We hope
he has the teeth to act if they refuse.
In sport, our Three Lions have a World
Cup to win after the Under-17s and
Under-20s showed them how to do it.
We have some world-beaters with the
potential to win us footie’s top trophy.
We hope your heads are not too sore
today. And we wish you, our fantastic
readers, a happy and healthy New Year!
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Kavanagh
TREVOR
trevor.kavanagh@the-sun.co.uk
Bold PM can get back
to sorting out future
AMAZON boss Jeff Bezos
is the richest man alive,
with
an
eye-watering
£74billion. Second is Microsoft’s Bill Gates with
£66billion. Facebook’s Mark
Zuckerberg is struggling on
£38billion.
Meanwhile, PayPal billionaire
Elon Musk plans to fire a
reusable SpaceX missile to
Mars carrying one of his Tesla
electric cars, playing David
Bowie’s Space Oddity on its
sound system.
Had he lived, Apple’s Steve
Jobs
would
have
eclipsed
them all.
This is the “Vision Thing”.
In just two decades, from a
standing start, these inspired
geniuses revolutionised the way
we shop, drive, bank and talk.
Why am I mentioning this?
Well, if five men can transform
our daily lives in the blink of
an
eye,
why
is
Britain
struggling to clinch a divorce
deal with Brussels?
It’s not rocket science. These
guys succeeded because they
never, ever took No for an
answer. They were infuriatingly bloody-minded.
There is a lesson here for
Theresa May, famously a
“bloody difficult woman”.
After
a
dithering,
disastrous 2017, it is time to
be bold in 2018.
She must spell out just how
Britain will look ten or 20
years after leaving the EU.
And she needs a sparkling new
Cabinet to make it work.
We can but hope. This Prime
Minister does not give much
away. But there might be a
clue in her New Year message.
“The real test is not whether
challenges come,” she says. “It’s
how you face them, whether
you allow a task to overcome
you or tackle it head on with
purpose and resolve.”
Mrs
May,
having
been
written off as a “dead woman
walking”, is proving she’s made
of stronger stuff.
Essential ties
She might have been rattled
by her election battering last
June and the bullying from
Brussels over cash. But steel
has entered her soul, along
with a surge of self-confidence.
If
she
can
survive
the
cock-ups, crises and catastrophes hurled at her in 2017,
the new year should be a walk
in the park.
Until now, the PM has
deliberately put off two key
decisions. First, the country
needs to know where it is
heading once we break away
from the EU.
Will we still be members in
all but name, timidly shadowing laws made in Brussels
without our involvement? Or
will we be clearly and distinctly separate — good trading
partners, closely integrated on
issues of security and other
essential ties but free to forge
our own economic future?
Mrs May has been silent
so far on her preferred path,
fearing a signal either way
would split the Government
and the Tory Party.
The time for caution is over.
Business leaders need to know
where they are heading.
The PM also needs a fresh
new Cabinet line-up. She is
not
squeamish,
as
hapless
ex-Chancellor George Osborne
learned to his cost. But she has
waited perhaps too long.
Now she seems ready for
a clear-out, with five ministers
EVERYTHING is looking remarkably rosy for UK plc as we
head into a bracing new year.
Our stock markets are booming, jobs are abundant
and Britain ranks as the best country in the
world to do business.
There will be squalls but Project Fear’s
prediction of chaos and disaster is a dud.
So if Britain really does flourish outside the EU,
what arguments are left for embittered Remainers such
as George Osborne, Michael Heseltine and Tony Blair –
apart from being out of their cosy club?
facing
the
chop.
Foreign
Secretary Boris Johnson is
reportedly being teed up for a
new role masterminding the
Brexit process.
If so, this would be the
biggest single clue to the PM’s
thinking about Britain’s future
as a sovereign nation.
Boris wants friendly relations
with Brussels but a wide-open
sea for world trade.
Incessant sniping
It is hard to see exactly
where he might sit in a
reshuffled Cabinet.
David Davis is still Brexit
Secretary
despite
incessant
sniping from critics. Liam Fox
remains in charge of new trade
deals beyond the EU.
Boris would not accept a role
subordinate to either of them.
Disloyal
Commons
leader
Andrea Leadsom will be first
out the door, perhaps followed
by Education’s Justine Greening
and Transport supremo Chris
Grayling — all Leavers.
Their departure would be
balanced by a major new role
for Health Secretary Jeremy
Hunt, an enthusiastic Brexit
convert, and Cabinet promotion
for Justice minister Dominic
Raab, an influential Leave
campaigner.
B-Day is just 15 months
away. Time is short for
Mrs May.
Now is the moment for
this Bloody Difficult Woman
to show she too has the
“Vision Thing”.
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MILLIE BARKINTOSH
By SARAH PACKER
Tuft call . . . Andrew
Squirrels
mean my
car’s nut
working
MILLIE Mackintosh tans her
trunk lying back on a palm tree.
The ex-Made In Chelsea star,
28, also did a handstand
against another tree on a
Caribbean hol with fiancé Hugo
Taylor. Well, you wood . .
EXCLUSIVE
by STEPHEN MOYES
A DRIVER took his car
to the garage after struggling to change gear —
and discovered a squirrel
had stashed hundreds of
acorns under the bonnet.
Andrew
Wilkins
got
home from a five-week
holiday to find his VW
Golf was having trouble.
He booked it in to be
checked over and, before
handing
over
the keys, gave it
a quick tidy.
He said: “I
opened
the
glove
compartment and
eight acorns
fell out.
“I told a
mechanic
to
have a look
and within a
minute,
all
the mechanics were
gathered around the car
having a laugh. Half an
hour later I got a call
saying
the
car
was
stuffed full of acorns.”
The estate agent, 25,
from Reigate, Surrey, had
parked
his
car
near
Gatwick. Mechanics also
found a dead rat. Andrew
got a £168 bill.
NO ADDED SUGAR
The number of Brits
who do not take sugar in
tea rose to 39 per cent
from 33 per cent three
years ago, a poll found.
HOSPITAL ADMITS GENDER BLUNDER
Pool fury
at trans
women
WORLD’S MAD 2
FURY has erupted at
transgender women being
allowed to swim in a famous ladies-only spot after
a controversial ruling.
They can also use the
female changing rooms at
Hampstead Heath Ladies’
Pond in North London.
Users of the pond, frequented by celebrities,
complained
about
the
move by the City of
London
Corporation,
which runs the pond.
It even sent lifeguards
on transgender awareness
courses.
Writer Julie Bindel said:
“It is totally unacceptable
to allow men who identify
as women, but are otherwise male-bodied, to be in
a women-only space.”
SHAVIN’
ME ON?
‘Female’ smear nurse is
really a man with stubble
By GREG WILFORD
A MALE nurse who identifies as female was
sent to perform a cervical smear test on a
patient who requested a woman.
The patient, in her 40s, said he had an “obviously
male appearance” with stubble and a baritone voice.
When she said there must have been a mistake, the nurse
replied: “My gender is not male. I’m a transsexual.” The
patient, who has asked to
remain anonymous, was so
“embarrassed and distressed”
she decided against having a
smear test and complained been considering changes to
the Gender Recognition Act
about her treatment.
Central and North West which would let people offiLondon
NHS
Foundation cially change gender without
Trust apologised and blamed medical checks.
But psychotherapist James
a clerical error.
Nicola Williams, of Fair Caspian warned that similar
Play For Women, said the incidents could happen more
mix-up was outrageous. She frequently if the law was
added:
“The
Government tweaked to allow people to
needs to reassure women that legally change their gender
without the approval of a
their privacy, safety and
doctor.
dignity matters.”
He added: “PolitiThe patient stressed
cians
have
not
her complaint was not
thought
this through.”
over
the
nurse’s
Conservative
MP
appearance or gender
Alec Shelbrooke said
status.
that
transitioning
She added: “People
gender “should be
who are not comforta
much
bigger
able about this are
process than just a
presented as bigots.”
self-certification”.
Equalities
minister
greg.wilford@
Justine Greening has
the-sun.co.uk
WORLD’S MAD 1
Warning . . . James
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80 NAGS SAVED IN HUGE CAR FIRE
Freed . . . Danny Kay
‘No rape’
blunder
by cops
By EMMA JAMES
A MAN jailed for a rape
he did not commit was
freed after a relative
uncovered
messages
missed by police that
proved his innocence.
Danny Kay was convicted in 2013 following
accusations by a woman
he had a fling with.
The jury was shown
doctored transcripts of
Facebook
messages
between the pair which
appeared to back her up.
After he was jailed, his
sister-in-law Sarah Maddison
found
archived
messages
that
proved
they had consensual sex.
Welder
Danny,
26,
spent two years locked
up after his trial at
Derby crown court before
he was freed on appeal.
Derbyshire Police said:
“We will be reviewing
our investigation.”
BLAZING
SADDLES
PRINCE & THE PEAS
Prince Charles’s favourite dish is mushy peas,
according to TV chef
Tom Kerridge.
Inferno . . . a vehicle is engulfed in flames as fire rips through the car park last night
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
EIGHTY horses taking part in an international show were rescued from a huge fire
that gutted a car park yesterday.
The inferno destroyed all the vehicles which had
been left in the 1,600-capacity multi-storey.
Witness Simon Warhurst told how the blaze began when
a Range Rover exploded into a fireball in front of him.
The dad had just dropped off his family and fled as the
blaze spread to other vehicles on the third floor of
the car park next to the
Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Some horses on the first
floor were quickly moved to
safety inside the arena.
Fire crews were called at
4.40pm and were still tackling the blaze last night.
Simon, 35, of Leigh, Gtr
Manchester, was taking his
boy, seven, to the show as a
birthday treat.
He said: “Fortunately I Led to safety . . . prize steeds
had dropped my wife and
two kids outside.
“I was walking away from
my car when I saw a
Range Rover three rows in
front on fire.
“I thought about trying to
fight it with a fire extinguisher or move my car but
the fire spread quickly.
“There was thick black
smoke so I knew I had to
get out. When I got outside
I heard explosions, which
Floors ablaze . . . in car park
must have been cars going
up as the fuel caught light.”
Merseyside Police con- been told everyone safe and
firmed that all the vehicles no animals hurt.”
had been destroyed, though
Police said: “Initial investhe car park was not full.
tigations indicate an acciNobody was thought to be dental fire within a vehicle
hurt. Around 4,000 were caused other cars to ignite.
due at last night’s show,
“We believe that all vehiwhich was cancelled.
cles have been destroyed
Mayor of Liverpool Joe and advise owners to conAnderson tweeted: “Have tact insurance companies.”
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
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NORTON IN McMAFIA MANIA
Warning . . . Tamplin
Football
gaffer to
test team
for booze
GOLD ’N’ SIGH
BBC fear their
new thriller’s
star will quit
to play Bond
EXCLUSIVE
by JAMES MILLS
A STRICT football boss
is to test all his players
for drugs and alcohol
before their game today.
Millionaire Glenn Tamplin, 45, who owns and
manages semi-pro Billericay Town, banned the
whole squad from having
a New Year’s Eve tipple.
The devout Christian
texted the team, including ex-Premier League
aces Jermaine Pennant
and Jamie O’Hara, on
Saturday night.
He wrote: “Fellas just
so u know on New Year’s
Day before the game I
will be testing everyone.
“Any alcohol or drugs
in your system u won't
be playing and fined 2
weeks wages.”
The Essex club are due
to play Tonbridge Angels
away in the Isthmian
League Premier Division
at 3pm.
EXCLUSIVE by ROD McPHEE
THE creator of BBC1’s new
crime drama McMafia is
braced to lose its star to
James Bond, putting a
second series in jeopardy.
CELEB VOWS
FOR 2018
REALITY star VICKY
PATTISON says: “I am
NOT learning to drive. I
tried this year and hate it.
I am terrible at it
and prefer being a
passenger – 2018
is the year of
the Passenger
Princess.”
ENGLAND cricket
captain JOE ROOT says:
“My resolution is to cheer
long and loud when
Sheffield United are
promoted to the
Premier League,
as they surely will
be. Go, the
mighty Blades!”
I’ve got a
puboard
AN entrepreneur had to
get an alcohol licence for
her hall cupboard so she
could sell booze online.
Lara
Haworth,
who
already sells homemade
cakes, wanted to include
Prosecco in gift packs.
The mum applied for a
licence for her home in
St Helier, Jersey.
But officials told her all
the
island’s
licensed
premises must shut at
2am, so she would have
to leave every night.
Instead they licensed
the cupboard. Lara, 35,
said: “It needs to be shut
by 2am and I can’t make
any sales past that time.
“It should be easy for
me to adhere to.”
COOCHIE COH
Lenny and Cohen are
trending
baby
names
after the 2016 death of
singer
Leonard
Cohen
says Bounty.com website.
Leading man James Norton,
32, is the bookies’ favourite to
replace Daniel Craig as 007.
Norty . . James and
Yuval Scharf in show
THE YEAR’S
BEST SHOW
JAMES V DANIEL
Review By
ROD McPHEE
Senior Bizarre Reporter
RATING: HHHH I
THEY will share the same 9pm Sunday
slot on BBC but McMafia blows The
Night Manager out of the water.
From the opening where a gang
leader gets torched by a car bomb, to
the first episode’s high-octane conclusion this is a far superior show.
The eight-part series also highlights
what a flexible actor James Norton is.
Formerly the vicar from ITV’s Grantchester, here he is transformed into a
globe-trot ting killer, sizzling and
smouldering through every scene.
One moment he swaggers in sharp
suits, the next he’s stripping to
swimshorts to show off his body.
Norton leaves The Night Manager’s
Tom Hiddleston looking like a catalogue model scared of his shadow.
McMafia is also ten times more
gripping because the shocking scenes
of violence, sex slavery and hedonism
are all based on true stories.
It’s an important insight into a reallife underworld and could rightfully be
the biggest drama of 2018. The BBC
must find a way to bring it back.
Boy next door you don’t
Angry bloke next door you
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want to mess with
don't want to mess with
32
49 (first played Bond at 38)
AGE
London
Chester
BORN
6FT
5’ 10’’
HEIGHT
Strawberry blond
Dirty blond
HAIR
Started dating Imogen Poots,
Met Rachel Weisz, co-star in
PARTNER
co-star in play Belleville, in 2017
film Dream House, in 2011
Playing Geordie, the hippy with
MOST
Nightly “peeing on demand” in
EMBARRASSING bad teeth, in 1996 TV show
2010 stage play That Face
Our Friends in the North
JOB
In McMafia, which airs for the
first time tonight, he plays Alex
Godman, the son of an exiled
Russian mafia boss who tries to go
straight as a London banker.
Beeb execs hope McMafia has the
potential for multiple series.
But Misha Glenny, who wrote the
book the show is based on, admits
he couldn’t stop Norton if he chose
to quit.
He told The Sun: “If the producers of James Bond look at him and
say: ‘He’s the man’, I certainly
wouldn’t stand up and say: ‘No he’s
not’. That’s James’s decision.
“There’s a lot of speculation as to
whether James
is going to be
the next Bond.
I don’t know,
but what I can
say is having
worked
with
him,
he’s
a
terrifically versatile actor.”
Producers are
considering
whether
the
show
could
continue withPlan B . . . Misha
out James.
But
Misha
has a Plan B should the actor leave.
He said: “If they want to make
season two, I’m certainly happy to
be involved.
“And if they do approach me I’m
in. It’s a terrific show.
“You certainly could do it without
Norton or the Godmans storyline.
“There are so many worlds out
there that will provide the background for more stories.”
McMafia is being compared to
BBC’s 2016 thriller The Night Manager which drew six million viewers
but has struggled to make a sequel.
It was based on a stand-alone
John le Carré novel. Misha’s book
contains multiple stories of organised crime from around the globe.
He said: “I’m aware of the comparison. But even if the storylines
themselves are fictional, everything
that happens in McMafia has actually
happened in one form or another.”
rod.mcphee@the-sun.co.uk
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Voted for change
A 50p coin marking 100 years
since women gained the right to
vote is being launched by the
Royal Mint for 2018.
Three other key anniversaries will be marked with £2
coins — 200 years of Mary
Shelley’s Frankenstein, right,
100 years since the World
War One Armistice, and the
RAF’s centenary.
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HOW AUSSIE ACTRESS WENT
80s
TERROR
TAX TO
HIT WEB
GIANTS 90s
PRODUCERS Stock
Aitken & Waterman forgot
Kylie was flying into London
to record at their studio. They
quickly dreamt up some
material and wrote I Should
Be So Lucky in 40 minutes as
she waited outside, with Mike
Stock penning the lyrics.
Thirty years on, Kylie took to
Instagram, above, to mark
her musical milestone.
Her debut album,
Kylie, went on to
sell more than two
million copies.
As a youngster,
Kylie’s musical
!
$
%
efforts had been
overshadowed by sister
Dannii, who appeared
regularly on the Australian
show Young Talent Time,
while Kylie was rejected by
the programme.
It was only after Kylie got
up to sing the Carole
King song The Locomotion at
a charity event with the
Neighbours cast in 1987 that
she was signed by a record
label. A cover of the song
became her debut hit.
The former child
TV performer was
considering giving up acting
&
(
when she was cast as
Charlene, left, in a revamp
aimed at halting a dramatic
slump in Neighbours’
viewing figures.
Twenty million British
viewers watched the
episode of the soap where
Charlene married Jason
Donovan’s mullet-haired
character Scott Robinson.
Off screen, there was a
true romance between
Jason and Kylie – although
the beginning was not so
glamorous because he
first took her to bed in a
Sydney Travelodge hotel.
)
*
JASON was dumped in a phone call after Kylie
fell for INXS frontman Michael Hutchence
instead. Two years later, the rocker did the same to
her – revealing over the telephone that he had moved
on to supermodel Helena Christensen.
Kylie’s clean-cut image is not what it
seems. She joined the Mile High Club
by having sex with Hutchence on a jumbo
jet two seats behind the then Australian
Prime Minister Bob Hawke.
Mike Stock certainly proved to be
right about Kylie not being “lucky in
love”. Her long-term relationships with
actor Olivier Martinez, model Andres
Velencoso and ex-fiancé Joshua Sasse
never reached the aisle.
Kylie suffers from hyperglycemia,
causing high levels of blood sugar,
and has to be careful what she eats.
Among the diets she has tried is
the Paleo, which involves only
food found during the Palaeolithic era,
such as fish, nuts and leafy greens.
Kylie was born in Melbourne but
her mum Carol grew up in
Maesteg, South Wales, where her
parents ran a post office.
Her sixth album, Impossible
Princess, was renamed
Kylie Minogue after Princess
Diana’s death in 1997.
+
,
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.
/
Threat . . tech firms host extremist content
Minister’s warning
0
1
WEB giants have been warned they face
a windfall “Terror Tax” unless they start
putting British lives ahead of profits.
In an unprecedented attack, Security Minister Ben Wallace denounced Facebook, Twitter
and Google as “ruthless profiteers”.
He said their reluctance to take down extremist
content and help fight terror was costing the Government hundreds of millions of pounds.
He added that all options were being considered —
and
the
Government
By STEVE HAWKES
shouldn’t go easy on the
hip firms just because
Deputy Political Editor
their workers “sit on
more responsibility in the
beanbags in T-shirts”.
His comments came in fight against terror or
a New Year’s warning to risk being broken up.
Mr Wallace told The
revellers where he called
the terror threat the most Sunday Times: “Because
content
is
not
taken
severe in 100 years.
Mr Wallace said Brits down as quickly as they
should check where the could do, we’re having to
exits are in pubs, clubs de-radicalise people who
and restaurants as it have been radicalised.
“That’s costing millions.
would
“massively
incThey (the firms) can’t get
rease” survival chances.
away
with that and we
Last week senior academic Dr Damian Tam- should look at all the
options,
including tax.”
bini said social media
The Sun Says — Page Ten
giants had to start taking
UK’s Arctic alert
BRITAIN’S recent wet summers
and more snowy winters could
be caused by Arctic warming,
say scientists.
Prof Edward Hanna, right, of
Lincoln University, said: “It
may be driving recent North
Atlantic atmospheric circulation changes linked to some
of the most extreme weather events in the UK.”
MODEL James Gooding,
who Kylie dated between
2000 and 2002, confessed to
cheating on her during their
time together, having bedded
Sophie Dahl in New York.
The tiny gold hotpants,
inset, she barely wore in
the video for 2000 hit Spinning
Around turned Kylie’s pert
backside into a sensation.
Perhaps the most
surprising rumour about
Kylie emerged when an
Australian magazine
claimed she had
secretly been
dating Prince
Andrew. She has
yet to comment
on the alleged
affair but it is
probably too
ridiculous to
be true.
Kylie’s
biggest hit
Can’t Get You Out
of My Head, which
has sold more than
five million copies
and reached
number one in 40
countries, was
originally intended
for S Club 7, whose
manager decided
to turn it down.
2
3
4
5
Not content with
dominating music, Kylie
tried to break into literary circles
in 2006 with a children’s novel
called Showgirl Princess. It told
the story of a girl called Kylie
who dreamt of becoming, you
guessed it, a showgirl princess.
As she was preparing to
go out on her Showgirl:
The Greatest Hits Tour, she was
diagnosed with breast cancer.
At first, Kylie was misdiagnosed
by doctors who
6
7
wrongly gave her the all-clear.
In the end she needed surgery
and chemotherapy.
Anglia Ruskin University in
Essex awarded her an
honorary Doctor of Health
Science degree for her work
in raising awareness
about breast cancer.
8
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FROM GIRL NEXT DOOR TO POP SEX BOMB
30 years of
Kylie...we’ve
been so lucky,
lucky, lucky
IT is three decades since
Kylie Minogue burst on
to the pop scene with hit
I Should Be So Lucky.
Since then the 49-yearold singer and actress has
sold 80million records.
Here, GRANT ROLLINGS
reveals 30 things you
didn’t know about her.
10
10s
THE SUN campaigned
to have Kylie’s derriere
designated as an Area of
Outstanding Natural
Beauty, declaring: “It’s
cheeky butt we love it.”
Having dated oddball
Aussie singer Nick
Cave, you could be
forgiven for saying Kylie
should have gone to
Specsavers. And that’s
what she did – by
releasing her own
eyewear collection for
the High Street
opticians.
Despite
threatening
several times to put
her rear behind her,
she flaunted the
famous asset on the
front cover of Italian
GQ magazine in 2014.
Kylie’s greatgrandfather Morgan
Riddiford served time for
indecent assault in HM Prison
Gloucester in 1891, according
to the national census.
Her younger brother
Brendan, 47, works as a news
cameraman in Australia and prefers
to stay out of the limelight.
Kylie’s acting roles include
playing a companion for David
Tennant’s Doctor Who in the episode
Voyage Of The Damned, the Green
Fairy in Moulin Rouge! and she
provided the voice of Florence in The
Magic Roundabout movie.
Is it curtains for Kylie’s career? No
way. Just because she is selling
home furnishings in House of Fraser,
including throws, bed linen, cushions and
curtains, it doesn’t mean it’s all over.
This year she will be starring
alongside Guy Pearce, her old pal
from Neighbours, in a movie called
Swinging Safari.
And she is due to release a new
album this year, having worked
on songs with Taylor Swift’s
hit-machine helper Nathan
Chapman in Nashville.
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AIRPORT PADDOCK SECRET
‘Harassed’ . . Angelina
‘Abused’
Angelina
£1m for
women
EXCLUSIVE
by RICHARD MORIARTY
ANGELINA
Jolie
has
boosted
her
women’s
charity by donating a
total of £1million, figures
have revealed.
It
comes
after
the
42-year-old claimed she
was sexually abused by
disgraced
Hollywood
mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Mum-of-six
Angelina
launched the Jolie Pitt
Dalton Helic Foundation
in May 2015 and gave it
£370,000.
The
organisation
is
dedicated
to
stopping
violence against women.
Accounts show she has
put in another £621,893.
Directors
Baroness
Arminka Helic, 49, and
Chloe Dalton, 38, have
not made loans to it.
Angelina claimed she
was sexually harassed by
Weinstein, 65, in 1998. He
denies any wrongdoing.
Sun
COUPLE
Frankie
and Andrew Stanley
from Doncaster got
their festive wish as
they celebrated with
a baby born after
nine years’ IVF.
SPOT
PONG-STAY PARKING
HOOF RACK
Holidaymakers’ vehicles left around a mound of horse manure and soil
Playful horse rolls around on the muddy ground near parked vehicles
NEIGH &
DISPLAY
Hols parking firm dumps
cars in boggy horse field
EXCLUSIVE by ANDY CRICK and BEN PERRIN
BRITS flying off on holiday left their luxury
cars to a parking firm — and had them
dumped in a waterlogged horse field.
An £80,000 Range Rover, a £57,000 Mercedes
plus BMWs and Audis were among dozens of
flash motors parked around a giant mound of poo.
Two horses were spotted charging and rolling around
near the vehicles, whose
owners paid £10 a day to
Parknfly
Limited
for
a
“secure” facility.
But the field, turning into
a quagmire, is surrounded
by only a small fence.
Police were called last
week after a horse escaped
and ran down the road in
Stanwell, Surrey, a mile
from London’s Heathrow.
The owner of one of the
horses, who asked not to be
named, said: “One is a bit
Promises . . . old website
of a beast. If they slip in
the mud they could do
tion
sells on the basis of
some damage to the cars.”
He said the cars “turned secure parking it is completely
unethical.”
up
on
Christmas
Day”,
Parknfly
director
Adil
adding: “The owners will be
Mughal,
28, said: “There’s a
up in arms if they knew.”
lot
to
say
and
to
explain.
I
One local Theresa Parsons, 66, said: “It’s disgust- know the residents are a bit
upset.
I
need
to
come
back
ing. There’s expensive cars
to you. Everything is terriand this is a bad area.
“If the kids get in, God ble for me at the moment.”
The firm’s website has
knows what will happen.”
Security expert Graeme been taken down.
andy.crick@the-sun.co.uk
Dow added: “If an organisa-
2 deaths
drug slur
TWO teenagers killed in
a police pursuit were
wrongly
accused
of
having drugs, an investigation has found.
Reigan
Knight
and
Liam Phillips were passengers in a Ford Escort
which hit a wall.
Essex Police had stated
the
17-year-olds
had
Class A drugs.
But a probe by police
watchdogs
after
complaints from the victims’
families has established
that was incorrect.
The Escort’s driver, 16,
was being pursued by
police in Leigh-on-Sea,
Essex, in December 2016.
He survived and was
jailed for four years after
admitting causing death
by dangerous driving.
BIN WITH THE NEW
Hundreds
of
young
Ahmadiyya Muslims are
starting the New Year
with a nationwide streetcleaning day in UK cities.
PICK-UP &
CLOP-OFF
Dirty horses by an
£80,000 Range Rover
CELEB VOWS FOR 2018
Picture: DOUG SEEBURG
DOWNTON ‘FILM’ CELEB VOWS FOR 2018 DOG CLAW GNAW
DOWNTON
Abbey
star
Phyllis
Logan has revealed a long-awaited
movie could be filmed this year.
The actress, 61, who played
housekeeper Mrs Hughes in the ITV
series, said the cast have been consulted about their availability.
She said: “There’s a potential
script coming our way, slightly
rewritten. Everyone’s been asked
what’s going on between this date
and that date. So we just hope that
all the elements — because there
are so many — come together.”
The last time Downton was on
TV was Christmas Day 2015.
COMIC HARRY HILL says: “I
have the same resolution each
year – to give up hot cross
buns. I manage till Easter, but
once they start appearing in
shops in numbers I find it
hard to resist.”
A MUM says she never has to get
her dog’s claws trimmed because he
gnaws them himself like a human.
Karen Cawthorn, 47, said her
cockapoo Jarvis began his nailbiting
habit when he was a puppy.
At first Karen, of Pontefract, West
Yorkshire, thought Jarvis had a
problem with his paws, but soon
realised he just liked keeping his
claws trim – saving her vets’ bills.
The accountant said: “I think he
has got a bit of a habit.
“Sometimes I’ll think, ‘What’s that
noise?’ when I hear the crunching
sound of him biting his nails.”
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moonwalking back into the
charts in 2018.
Producer REDONE, the man
behind LADY GAGA’s biggest
hits, has a batch of unheard
Jacko tunes ready for release.
And he plans to use one for
a charity record.
RedOne said: “I worked with
Michael Jackson and that was
the biggest thing.
“I’ll never forget. It was such
an honour. I have his voice now
in my computer. I have him
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have him on one song that’s
solid and I could release.
“It would need to be for charity,
not to make money out of his
death. Absolutely not. Just to do
something for a good cause.
“The title is Give Me Your Love.
That’s the first time I’ve ever
given the title of Michael’s song.
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CELEBRITY
Big
Brother
returns,
hosted by EMMA
WILLIS.
As
I
revealed, contestants include The Apprentice’s ANDREW
BRADY, Love Island
man JONNY MITCHELL and BORIS
JOHNSON’s sister
RACHEL. The early
line-up is all female.
OLLY MURS, TOM
JONES, WILL.I.AM
and
JENNIFER
HUDSON will launch
the new series of
The Voice UK at the
Ham Yard Hotel
in Soho, Central
London,
ahead
of
the
opening
episode, which will
be screened on ITV
on Saturday.
friday
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bands release them at the
end of their careers and,
of course, we don’t feel
like that at all.
“So we’re going to do
something a little bit
interesting with our back
catalogue. We’re not going
to deface it but we’re going
to creatively have a look at
it, freshen it up.”
I hope Relight My Fire
gets left as it is.
tuesday
GARY BARLOW has
vowed to “freshen up”
some of TAKE THAT’s
biggest songs for their new
Greatest Hits album.
The singer, left, wants to
put a fresh slant on the
usual “Best Of” record,
which will involve some
reworking in the studio.
He said: “Greatest Hits
(albums) don’t excite me
whatsoever. I always think
thursday
l
NOMINEES are announced for the 2018
EE Rising Star Award,
which is given to an
actor or actress who
has shown exceptional talent in film in
the past 12 months.
JOHN BOYEGA, TOM
HOLLAND, KRISTEN
STEWART and TOM
HARDY are among
the previous winners.
CORRIE
regular
CHRIS
HARPER,
Emmerdale’s JOHN
MIDDLETON
and
Inbetweeners
star
HANNAH TOINTON
appear in a new
touring production of
psychological thriller
Strangers On A Train,
opening tonight at
Brighton’s
Theatre
Royal.
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JAY’S GLORIOUS FEUD
JAY Z didn’t go for a bunch of
flowers from the petrol station to
apologise to wife BEYONCE.
Instead, the multi-millionaire rap
mogul, left, created a star-studded
music video to help heal the damage
caused by his infidelity.
Jay released a seven-minute
video on Tidal for his track Family
Feud yesterday. It shows him
confessing his sins in church,
saying: “Yeah, I’ll f*** up
a good thing if you let me.
Let me alone, Becky.”
That refers to “Becky
with the good hair” in the
track Sorry from Beyonce’s
album Lemonade.
It sparked the rumours
of infidelity which Jay
finally confirmed in
an interview last
month. He also raps, “Nobody
wins when the family feuds” in a
confessional, while daughter Blue
Ivy sits on a pew and Beyonce
patrols the scene.
Blue, who turns six later this
month, is also depicted as an adult
leading an all-female congregation.
The plot fast-forwards to 2050
as “America’s founding mothers”
debate whether to preserve
Second
constitution’s
the
Amendment, which protects
the right to bear arms.
Hollywood stars JESSICA
BRIE
left,
CHASTAIN,
LARSON and MICHAEL B
THANDIE
and
JORDAN, right,
NEWTON, far left, make
cameos. Jay couldn’t have tried
much harder to put this
behind them.
You know that
I’m no ghoul
AMY SPIRIT VISITS DAD MITCH
IT’S been more than six years
since AMY WINEHOUSE died
but she is still very much alive,
according to her family.
The singer’s father MITCH has
claimed he is being visited by the
ghost of his late daughter.
And he says Amy’s spirit even
comes and sits on the end of his
bed at his home in Kent.
In an exclusive chat, Mitch — right
with Amy — said: “We do have
our moments, particularly on her
birthday, September 14. It’s hard.
‘It is comforting’
“After three years I was thinking
maybe that one day she will come
back in some shape or form,
and she does come back — not
physically, but spiritually
— all the time.
“I
could
not
begin to tell you
how much she
is around.
“There
are
lots of strange
happenings.
“Her
spirit
comes and sits on the end of my
bed. She just sits there and it looks
just like her with her beautiful face
and she looks at me. I say to her,
‘Are you all right?’ because I get
nervous with her being there.
“But it is comforting in a way to
know she is here and around me.”
Mitch also believes Amy — whose
hits include You Know I’m No Good
— visits him and his wife Jane in
the form of a bird that looks just
like the one Amy had tattooed
on her arm, inset.
He added: “The week after she
died I was at my sister’s house and
we heard this thud and a blackbird
that looked identical to Amy’s tattoo
flew into the glass.
“We went and picked it up and
put it up on a perch. It happened at
night, when birds don’t fly, but it
came back and sat on my foot.
Fitting tribute
“And then we put it back again
and it came and sat in the middle
of us and sang. I do now see
blackbirds all the time. And you
think, ‘Oh, it’s only a bird,’ but it’s
her, I’m sure of it.”
Mitch, who founded the Amy
Winehouse Foundation to support
young people struggling with
drug and alcohol issues, added:
“There are so many things
that happen to me that I
cannot explain.”
Last year I revealed
there are discussions
about staging a West
End musical charting
Amy’s life.
It will be a fitting tribute.
SAM’S NEW
YEAR GLAM
SAM SMITH
takes fancy
dress very
seriously.
The singer
saw in 2018
Down Under
by
paying
tribute, left,
to Priscilla
Queen
Of
The
Desert
legend Mitzi
Del Bra.
His
actor
fella BRANDON
FLYNN, below,
also got in on
the act in Sydney,
channelling
his
inner SPICE GIRL as
GERI HORNER.
Earlier this year Sam
revealed he felt “as
much woman as I am
man” while opening up
about his love for high
heels and dresses.
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MYSTIC MEG ON YOUR 2018 CASH
Bride . . . with mum
Mothers
will go on
wedding
certificate
WORKING AND WINNING: This is
a year for reassessing careers. Wildcard Uranus pushes on in your sign
tomorrow, making the weeks until May 15
crucial for getting ideas in shape. Mars also powers
ambitions in April and May, so you make an impression
on a high-powered team all through summer. In October,
say yes to a chance to sample someone else’s job.
The more active you are, the better.
GETTING RICHER: After thinking outside the money
box all spring, a long Mercury stay makes you supershrewd from March 6 until May 13. You see opportunities
everywhere. A travel investment comes good in February
and in November other people’s dreams open a surprise
earning door. Say yes when a friend of a friend asks
you to join in with a food-based plan.
WORKING AND WINNING: This year
promises to be rich in ambition. Major
career restructuring begins in May, even
if it only starts in your mind. Any doubts
that are holding you back should be dispelled. In August,
there is extra cash to be made from sharing hobby skills.
And October is the perfect time to complete a course or
make your boldest decision ever.
GETTING RICHER: Big-ticket items such as holidays
move more into reach. In March, you can write off a family
or friendship debt and feel so free. July brings a chance
to double an investment while September is your month
to suggest switching earning or learning roles at home.
Throughout 2018, Saturn helps you to manage money
expectations – both your own and those of people you
care about.
WORKING AND WINNING: This year
takes you towards so many new people
and places. A job with a high level of travel
can head up your agenda. Hard-working
Saturn adds a steady hand to your chart of change,
so you smile through dealing with everything work
throws at you. Near January 31, you sense a personal
drive that by May is in full flow. All summer, Mars ensures
the higher you set your sights, the greater your success.
GETTING RICHER: Group cash endeavours or any
project that finds a place in your local community can
make an impact on your bank balance in late March or
early April. Mercury transforms the first half of June into a
golden time for trying new ways of making or shaking
up money deals. The quietest person in your circle can
have some world-beating ideas this year, so do listen.
By EMMA JAMES
MUMS have won the
right to have their names
included on their children’s marriage certificates.
The move is set to be
approved early this year.
The proposal has been
“signed off”, a Home
Office source told The
Sunday Times.
Mothers’
details
will
also appear on civil partnership certificates.
Currently
only
the
names and occupations of
the fathers of the bride
and groom are included.
Alisa
Burkimsher
Sadler — head of a campaign to place women on
the document — branded
the present rule a “business transaction” between
the two men.
Setting up a petition in
2014, she insisted: “I don’t
want women written out
of history.”
CELEB VOWS
FOR 2018
BRITAIN’S Got Talent
judge AMANDA
HOLDEN says: “New Year
resolutions are rubbish –
no one sticks to
them. But we
should have Red
Wine Tuesdays.
I’ll talk to the
Government.”
TELLY presenter
MYLEENE KLASS says:
“I’m going to try harder at
learning Spanish – I’ve
got to work on
it, that’s my
resolution. It is
something in
my power that
I can do.”
Bells ring
for WWI
A SERIES of events have
been announced for 2018
to mark the centenary of
the First World War’s
final year.
They will lead up to
the November 11 anniversary of the Armistice
which brought the bloody
conflict to an end.
Bells will ring across
the UK on that day, as
they did 100 years ago.
Government funding is
supporting the Central
Council of Church Bell
Ringers to recruit 1,400
members — the number
lost during the war.
Events which changed
the war in 1918, such as
the Battle of Amiens, will
also be commemorated.
TIGHT CHRISTMAS
Thirty six per cent of
people surveyed by the
Halifax
are
already
buying cards for next
Christmas in the sales.
WORKING AND WINNING: The first
five months of 2018 are your time for
solo projects, pushing boundaries and
starting a business, even in a small or parttime way. When independent Uranus moves to your
co-operation chart in May, you are in prime position to
collaborate with all kinds of people, even celebrities.
GETTING RICHER: It’s time to face up to those secret
thoughts about cash. Taking back power over money
is the most proactive, positive thing you can do – and
your 2018 chart is with you all the way. Jupiter makes you
creative and imaginative, helping you find a way linked
to social media to bring in big money. In February, a chat
in a queue for healthy food leads to profits. September
turns back time in a family investment strategy, and in
December a gift can double in value overnight.
WORKING AND WINNING: A triplewhammy of planet power makes your
work year start with unexpected success
– and it only gets hotter. Mars’ energy and
ideas feed into a fresh viewpoint that impresses bosses
all spring, then in summer jazzes up your career chart
through to November. Offers will pour in. From April 17 to
September 6 you are full of surprises but so efficient.
GETTING RICHER: A plan that starts brewing in the first
two weeks of January can bear fruit in the first half of
September, as Mercury makes so many sums in your life
add up – some for the first time. You can loosen rules that
have restricted your spending choices and find a way of
doing so that leaves you richer. Mars adds even more
heat to your sizzling negotiating skills in March and April,
when a good deal can become a great one.
Money
happy
returns
IF you are hoping for a wealthy 2018,
you may be in luck thanks to the
position of Saturn.
This most powerful of planets is in
the best possible place to help you
emerge from the coming year as a
financial winner.
Here, MYSTIC MEG reveals what the
stars could hold for your career –
and your bank balance – over the
next 12 months.
WORKING AND WINNING: You are on
the way up and Jupiter has your back –
but you also have your feet firmly on the
ground thanks to Saturn. This planet
combination makes you truly unbeatable. If you have
struggled to fix a career plan before, it is easy now. The
support you need is close, especially when a spring
meeting is brought forward. From May to October, Mars
helps turn past experience into future success and your
learning potential is off the scale.
GETTING RICHER: While progress may seem slow for
the first few months of the year – apart from a Marspowered bargain-finding spell in February – it is heading
in the right direction. When you overlay Jupiter’s magic
on top, this can be life-changing. Take emotion out of the
equation and negotiate with your head, not your heart.
WORKING AND WINNING: Saturn is
with you for a three-year stint, making
long-term career plans your strong point.
When you firm up vague hopes and dreams
into something more concrete, big changes start to
happen. You have the magical cash creativity of Mars for
the mid-part of the year, helping everyday money go
further and creating space for learning new skills.
GETTING RICHER: You are getting bolder with cash,
being more inclined both to spend it and lend it, as
Mars masters your cash chart from May until November.
You find pleasure in splashing out on the people
and things you love. A company that shares your family
name, or a nickname, can be a money-spinner in the
spring, while the lunar eclipse on July 27 is when a cash
role-reversal really slots into place.
WORKING AND WINNING: The
strength and stamina of Saturn is
settled in your career chart all year, so you
can afford to take things steady. Do your
research on a work change, gather opinions and weigh
up your options. Work that really means something
to you is in your future. Side-stepping hiring procedures
to go straight to the top can prove a positive tactic.
GETTING RICHER: A reversal of spending or saving
habits feels drastic but can work so well, as it provides
the dramatic reboot you need. After some turbulence,
you will be on a straight and steady path. Choose the
person in a family who never blames or complains to talk
things through with. Writing or speaking about fitness
can be a moneymaker, as you have the original ideas
ready to be shared.
WORKING AND WINNING: Creativity is
your strength but you may have been
wondering how to put it to work. This is
the year to find out. With the courage of Mars
on board, plus a secure base of Saturn’s self-confidence,
your ideas can fly, wowing workmates and new contacts.
By the end of April, the time for talking is done and it is
action all the way. November has you on an extra-income
path that twists and turns but moves fast.
GETTING RICHER: Linking past to present is the key.
Talk with family members to unearth a cash source in
January or February and stick to a property plan in April
or May. Look to local history over the summer and when
Mercury spends two weeks with you from September 21,
your deal-spotting radar is turbo-charged. A chance to
change your future will become clear by Christmas.
WORKING AND WINNING: Most of
your year is a big build-up for the major
planet excitement of the final two months.
But that doesn’t mean 2018 is quiet. March
finds you with a fresh, feisty Mercury mindset, asking
all the right questions of the right people. In May, Mars
mans your communication zone until autumn and the
wild side of work shows through as Uranus shifts to
your career chart. Unusual or outrageous job options
are so right for you. In November and December, with
Jupiter on board, you are reaching for the work stars,
moving towards a specialist world.
GROWING RICHER: Saturn is in your money zone all
year and it shows in some wonderful ways. A key change
is your sense of control over what you spend and why.
Family or friends who lean on you too much step back.
WORKING AND WINNING: Stand well
back because your career rocket is
ready to take off. Yes, you have Jupiter’s
golden glow in your ambition chart for most
of the year, plus Mars in your own sign. But your ruler
Uranus is the icing on your success cake, bringing the
right words at the right times, firming up contacts and
contracts across so many levels. You may not do what
anyone expects, but you will get results.
GETTING RICHER: If you have been running away from
big money decisions, the year’s planet combinations
help you face them and fix them. Set up healthy new
cash habits by the end of April that switch your mindset
first to “can do” then to “will do”. In summer, talk honestly
to those closest to you about where and how your cash
approaches need co-ordinating.
WORKING AND WINNING: You are the
year’s best team-player, with Saturn to
steady your nerves and maintain your
patience. In career terms, this helps you
rise so fast through a group. A new world of work can
feel familiar far sooner than you expect. Making big
leaps in rewards or responsibility is Mars’ department
and summer is the key time to test this. Mercury
spends February 17 to March 6 in your sign, so you
can ace exams and interviews.
GETTING RICHER: Independent Uranus spends the
months to May in your cash chart, urging you to go it
alone – with a new bank account, setting aside money for
yourself or making more of your own cash decisions.
From March 22 to April 15, Mercury mixes things up and
you may sell or buy something unexpected for profit.
TOMORROW: Home and family in 2018. Today’s stars on Page 36
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HOLLY WILLOUGH-SEA
By LUCY JONES
Shawn . . . with Steve
Rally pair
killed in
crash at
army site
By GREG WILFORD
A RALLY driver and his
navigator died when their
car crashed in an event
at an old military camp.
Shawn Rayner and his
co-driver
Steve
Dear
were
taking
part
in
a
privately-organised
special stages rally.
The pair, from Donegal,
Republic of Ireland, usually used a 25-year-old
Ford Escort RS 2000.
The Loco 2 Stages
Rally, organised by the
Sutton and Cheam Motor
Club, was being held at
the Bramley Camp near
Basingstoke, Hants.
A local police spokesman said: “We can confirm that two people in
the car died. Next of kin
have been informed.”
The Motor Sports Association, which controls
rallying and racing in the
UK, said: “We deeply
regret that two competitors have lost their lives.”
CELEB VOWS
FOR 2018
FORMER Towie star
JOEY ESSEX, also of I’m
A Celebrity fame, plans to
cut his designer togs
budget: “I’m
leaving the
Gucci gang. I’m
spending too
much money on
Sloane Street.”
TV lawyer and Sun
columnist JUDGE
RINDER says: “As I’ve
now set up five weddings,
my resolution is to find
new, better men for
two separated
friends. I shall be
treating it like a
business.”
Cops aid
jailed Brit
JAILED Brit Laura Plummer has reportedly been
told she is innocent by
Egyptian cops.
The 33-year-old is being
held in a police cell after
she was sentenced to
three years for carrying
banned painkillers.
Mum Roberta Synclair,
64, who visited as Laura
waits for a prison transfer, said: “The officers
have been so nice. Some
said, ‘You shouldn’t be
here, you are innocent’.”
But she added: “I’m so
worried. She keeps saying
she can’t go on.”
Laura, of Hull, is waiting for a 60-day period
to lapse before she can
lodge an appeal.
ODD BALLS
The daftest footie club
name
is
Mysterious
Dwarfs, of Ghana, a fan
vote found — followed by
Zimbabwe’s Chicken Inn.
SMILING Holly Willoughby plays it cool
on the beach in shades and a trilby.
The 36-year-old This Morning star
also posted an underwater selfie, right,
in Barbados with husband Dan Baldwin
and kids Harry, eight, Belle, six and
three-year-old Chester.
It’s the ideal warm-up for hosting
Dancing on Ice, starting on Sunday.
EXCLUSIVE
STAY A
VIRGIN
TO BEAT
CANCER
Prostate peril halved
MIDDLE-aged virgins have
half the chance of getting
prostate cancer compared
with sexually-active men, a
study suggests.
And being fat also appears
to slash the risk by a quarter.
Prostate cancer is the most
common cancer among men, hitting
about one in eight at some point —
with 43,000 UK cases each year.
Oxford
University
researchers
studied 220,000 men aged 40 to 69
over six years. They
found those who had
never had intercourse
had a 47 per cent
lower rate of the disease, dropping the risk
to about one in 16.
Explaining why, lead
researcher Prof Tim
Key said: “Infections
passed
during
sex,
raising prostate cancer
risk, could be a possibility. Low testosterone
levels is also a pos- Boost . . . film
Sun
SHOCKED mum Sara
Martin says that a
talking doll bought at
Toys R Us for her
daughter
Abbie,
seven,
appeared
to
say
“bastard”,
in
Hawkhurst, Kent.
SPOT
By NICK McDERMOTT, Health Editor
sible explanation. We know it is a
protective factor against prostate
cancer. And as it is a sex hormone,
it may explain why these men are
less interested in sex.”
It will be good news for blokes
like Andy Stitzer, played by Steve
Carell in 2005 film The 40-Year-Old
Virgin. However, Prof Key admitted:
“It is a huge study but there were
only about 20 cases of men who
had never had sex.”
Referring to a lower risk for obese
men, Prof Key added:
“It may be that it is
simply harder to pick
up a cancer in these
men. Or more likely
they also have low levels of testosterone.”
BLUEBERRY extract
can
increase
the
effectiveness of radiation therapy for cervical cancer, according
to a US report.
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the-sun.co.uk
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SHIRK OF ART
ALMOST 110,000 art lovers visited an empty
gallery to see a cancelled exhibition.
Dutch artist Marlie Mul blamed funding
and health and safety issues for her refusal
to produce any work for a five-month run.
But she suggested the Glasgow show could
go on — billed as This Exhibition Has Been
Cancelled. Critics slated £11,000 of public
cash being spent on the project.
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COPS PROBE SHOCK DEATH
Sore
head?
Try a
bull’s
wotsit
WHAT a way to wake up
to the first day of 2018 –
with a raging hangover.
But luckily for you,
GIULIA CROUCH has put
together some hangover
hacks – from sensible to
silly – to try to help you
feel right as rain again.
And Sun Doctor
CAROL COOPER gives
her verdict on how well
they work.
PIZZLE
ITALIAN for dried
bull’s penis. Its
super-high
mineral, vitamin and
hormone content
is said to aid hangover recovery.
CAROL
SAYS:
Ridiculous – it’s no
more nourishing
than any other part
of the bull.
FULL ENGLISH
WILL leave you full of
beans – if only literally.
CAROL SAYS: Not a
healthy choice, but high in
protein, carbs and salt, so
should help you feel better
if your tum can take it.
BLOODY MARY
TOMATO juice, Tabasco,
Worcester sauce, salt,
pepper, a slice of lemon
and a shot of vodka.
CAROL
SAYS:
More
booze only delays recovery and drinking alcohol to
relieve a hangover is a
slippery slope.
AVOIDING CAFFEINE
WISE idea. You
may
crave
coffee
to
pep you up
but it will
dehydrate
you more
and worsen
a headache.
CAROL SAYS: Try a decaf
tea with sugar instead.
DEEP FRIED CANARY
ROMAN philosopher Pliny
the Elder recommended it.
CAROL SAYS: Another
idiotic idea that should
have died along with the
Roman Empire.
SEX
THERE’S no evidence it’s a
cure but it might take your
mind off your headache.
CAROL SAYS: May help
by raising, er, endorphins
– but you also need to
replenish fluids and sugar.
UKIP MAN HELD
IN
WIFE
MURDER
‘Ex marine quizzed’ after woman, 62, dies
Commando . . .
Searle is retired
Royal Marine
Probe . . . cops at scene yesterday
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
and GREG WILFORD
A FORMER Ukip councillor
and election candidate once
photographed alongside Nigel
Farage is understood to have
been
arrested
over
the
murder of his wife.
Anne Searle, 62, was found
“unresponsive” at the home she
shared with retired Royal Marine
Stephen, 64, on Saturday night.
Paramedics battled to save her but
she was declared dead at the scene.
Officers arrested a 64-year-old man,
believed to be her husband, at the
scene. Last night police would not
confirm his identity.
Mr Searle, who neighbours in Stowmarket, Suffolk, said sold poppies for
Remembrance Day, was once pictured
smiling alongside former Ukip leader
Mr Farage on the campaign trail.
He was elected to Suffolk County
Council in 2013 with the slogan:
“Stephen Searle, former Royal Marine
commando. He fought for his country;
now he’s fighting for you.”
However, he lost his seat last May
and the following month stood as MP
for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
— finishing last with just 1,635 votes.
It is understood the Searles were
married for more than 30 years and
had three sons and several grandkids.
They ran the Stag Tavern pub near
their home before selling it in 1992.
One neighbour, who asked not to be
named, said: “I saw a load of flashing
lights outside. I never imagined it
could be something like this.
“What an awful thing to happen at
this time of year.”
An East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesman said Mrs Searle
was not breathing when paramedics
arrived and they treated her “in cardiac arrest” before she died.
A police spokesman said: “The death
is being treated as suspicious and a
man has been arrested on suspicion of
murder. A police cordon is in place at
the property.”
carri-ann.taylor@the-sun.co.uk
Victim . . . Anne died at family home
Campaign . . . Nigel Farage with Searle
CAR HITS HOME
A DRIVER wrecked his neighbour’s house after accidentally
reversing into it.
His VW was left embedded
in the downstairs bathroom of
the building, which police said
had significant damage.
A neighbour said the elderly
driver put the car in the wrong
gear in Crawley, West Sussex.
Paul Feakins, 35, captured the
incident on his home’s CCTV.
He said: “It shows the car
starting to move and accelerating into the house. The car is
suspended in the air.”
Sun
RUNNER
Jamie
McDonald, 31, from
Gloucester, aims to
jog
6,000
miles
across the US for
charity — dressed as
his superhero alter
ego Adventureman.
SPOT
FRIENDS FLIXED
NETFLIX sent Friends fans
into a frenzy by hinting it may
stream the sitcom in the UK.
Echoing the show’s episode
titles, it posted: “The One with
the Show Everyone’s Been Asking Us to Add.”
The show about six pals in
New York ran for 236 episodes
and finished in 2004.
One fan responded: “Oh my
God are you finally doing it?!”
But with Friends already on
Comedy Central, others asked
Netflix to focus on shows like
the US Office and Community.
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Harry a rock star
THE wife of McFly drummer
Harry Judd called him “my
rock” after sharing details of a
tragic miscarriage.
Mum-of-two Izzy told on Instagram how the 32-year-old, right,
supported her three years ago.
Beside a picture taken the day
after, Izzy, 33, wrote: “I realised
how much I needed Harry. He
was my rock.”
DIABETES
DRUG IN
HOPE OF
ALZ CURE
New drugs hope . . . for dementia sufferers
Boost for memory
A DIABETES drug could be the key to
treating Alzheimer’s after scientists found
it significantly reversed memory loss.
Triple receptor drugs, originally developed to
treat type 2 diabetes, were tested on mice
with severe nerve cell degeneration.
Experts found their learning and memory formation were much improved by the drug.
It also protected nerve cell functioning, reduced
Alzheimer’s-linked brain plaques, and slowed the rate
of cell loss. Prof Christian
By NICK McDERMOTT
Holscher,
of
Lancaster
University, said his team’s
research
“holds
clear with type 2 diabetes have
promise of being devel- a higher risk of developing
Alzheimer’s.
Two
oped into a treatment”.
He
added:
“Clinical million Brits could have
the
brain
disease
by
2051.
studies with an older
Dr Doug Brown, of the
version of this drug type
already
showed
very Alzheimer’s Society, said:
promising
results
in “With no new treatments
people with Alzheimer’s in nearly 15 years, we
need new ways of tackor with mood disorders.
“Further tests and com- ling the disease.
“We must explore if
parisons with other drugs
are needed to evaluate if drugs to treat other conditions can be of benefit.”
this drug is superior.”
nick.mcdermott
Several
studies
have
@the-sun.co.uk
suggested
that
adults
Red-card ref dies
A FOOTBALL referee died after
being attacked by a player he
red-carded during a match.
Jose
Valdemar
Hernandez
Capetillo had spent a week in a
coma in Xalapa, Mexico.
The player who reportedly
attacked him, named only as
Milton, played for amateur
side Guadalajara. He is
believed to be in custody.
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GOLDEN TICKET: TOP
OP ENTERT
FILM
DARKEST HOUR
Britain’s main hope for Oscar glory
will be Gary Oldman in the Best
Actor category thanks to an
incredible portrayal of Churchill. The
biopic, which also stars Lily James,
shows how the PM stood up to Adolf
Hitler when many thought Germany
could not be defeated in World War
Two. Out January 12.
THE POST
Hollywood’s holy trinity of Steven
Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl
Streep conjure up a newspaper
business so real you can smell the
ink. Hanks plays the editor of The
Washington Post who must convince
its owner (Streep) to run a story
about leaked classified Vietnam war
documents. Out January 19.
PHANTOM THREAD
Possibly the last chance to see
Daniel Day-Lewis, with the great
thespian vowing to quit. In Phantom
Thread he plays a loner dressmaker
who
falls
in
love
with
a young woman. Out
February 2.
FIFTY SHADES FREED
Will the bonkbuster be
tame now that Dakota
Johnson’s Anastasia is
a happily married Mrs
Grey? Not if the trailer
for the final chapter
of the erotic thriller is
anything to go by. Out
February 9.
TOMB RAIDER
Alicia Vikander goes in
search of box-office
gold as double guntoting adventurer Lara
Croft. Slipping on
Angelina Jolie’s vest
top, Croft goes in
search of her missing
father,
played
by
Dominic West. Out
March 16.
AVENGERS:
INFINITY WAR
The first part of the
Marvel superheroes’
battle to protect Earth from alien
supervillain Thanos. Iron Man and
his comic book team join up with the
Guardians Of The Galaxy to prevent
Thanos collecting the six Infinity
Stones. Out April 27.
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
It’s a case of rogue two as dashing
smuggler Han Solo returns in the
second Star Wars movie spin-off.
This prequel sees Alden Ehrenreich
take over from Harrison Ford as the
Millennium Falcon flying pal of
Chewbacca. Out May 25.
DEADPOOL 2
The rudest comic book film will
mutate into an X-Men movie that
introduces Josh Brolin as timetravelling soldier Cable. Ryan
Reynolds proved to be a massive hit
as the wise-cracking hero Deadpool
in the 2016 original. Out June 1.
JURASSIC WORLD:
FALLEN KINGDOM
The distant thuds of this cinematic
monster can already be felt as
dinosaurs defy extinction again.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard
return to save the day when the
former theme park island is overrun
by the prehistoric beasts. Out June 8.
OCEAN’S 8
Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and
Rihanna are part of an all-female
crew bringing back the Ocean’s
series. Bullock plays Debbie Ocean,
the sister of George Clooney’s
Danny from the original movies,
who puts together a team of eight
crooks. Out June 22.
INCREDIBLES 2
One of the most anticipated Pixar
sequels, bottom, sees Mr Incredible
bringing up super-powerful baby
Jack-Jack because his wife Elastigirl
is busy being a hero. Kind of like
One Man And A Superbaby, this is
expected to be a more personal take
on animated action. Out July 13.
MAMMA MIA! HERE
WE GO AGAIN
With Mamma Mia! becoming the
biggest box office hit in Britain when
it was released a decade ago, a
sequel was inevitable. Lily James
will play the young version of Meryl
Streep’s character Donna as the
ABBA hits are belted
out once more. Out
July 27.
MISSION:
IMPOSSIBLE 6
M:I 6 is the franchise
helping Tom Cruise
achieve his mission
of keeping a flagging
career alive with more
death-defying stunts.
Henry Cavill joins the
cast as a mysterious
new boss for Cruise’s
superspy Ethan Hunt.
Out July 27.
ROBIN HOOD
Taron Egerton is going
from Kingsman to
outlaw in a revival of the
Robin Hood story. He
will be joined by Jamie
Dornan as Will Scarlet,
Bono’s daughter Eve
Hewson
as
Maid
Marian and Jamie Foxx
as Little John. Watch
out for Rogue One’s
Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff, too.
Out September 21.
X-MEN: DARK
PHOENIX
Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner
is the Dark Phoenix that mutant hero
Jean Grey has become. Franchise
favourites Jennifer Lawrence, James
McAvoy and Michael Fassbender all
return. Out November 2.
FANTASTIC BEASTS:
THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
Harry Potter fans can’t wait to see
how Jude Law performs as the
young Albus Dumbledore and
Johnny Depp as his nemesis Gellert
Grindelwald. At the centre of the
story will be our beast-loving hero
Newt Scamander, played by Eddie
Redmayne. Out November 16.
MARY POPPINS
RETURNS
One of the greatest family movies is
finally getting a sequel more than
half a century after the original
musical, starring Julie Andrews,
was released. This time Emily Blunt,
inset above, will be opening her
magic umbrella to the grown-up
Michael Banks and his three
children. Out December 21.
FASHION
PASTELS
Sorbet shades reigned supreme on
the spring/summer 2018 catwalk – so
wear one shade head-to-toe for a
designer look.
GEEK CHIC
Elton John was said to be the inspiration behind Gucci’s latest flamboyant
show, and what happens on the
catwalk is sure to filter down to the
High Street. Now’s the time to bag
some oversized glasses, bum bags
and chunky loafer-style shoes.
POP ART
Fashion’s come over all arty, with
Versace using Andy Warhol prints
on its latest collection. Flaunt your
cultured side and follow suit to be as
pretty as a picture.
SHEER
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models strut their stuff in next to
nothing. Mesh and see-through
fabrics have now hit regular stores,
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bumper year of fun.
We can look forward to
must-see movie sequels,
musical comebacks, new
TV shows and mega
sporting events.
Fashion is set to be
sexier than ever, too.
To make sure you
don’t miss any of it,
here we pick out the
highlights of the
year ahead.
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WITH so much choice out there, it
is easy for some of the hottest
series available on streaming
services to pass you by.
We have compiled our pick of
the most binge-worthy shows you
may have missed to help see you
through the long January nights.
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WINTER OLYMPICS
Speed skater Elise Christie, right, is
our big hope in PyeongChang, South
Korea. Event runs from February 9-25.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES
England will go head-to-head with
hosts Australia to top the medals table,
with events including athletics and
cycling as the Commonwealth Games
arrive on the Gold Coast from April 4-15.
FA CUP FINAL
As president of the FA,
Prince William will have a
dash from Windsor to
Wembley to present
the trophy after his
brother’s wedding to
Meghan
Markle
earlier in the day
on May 19.
CHAMPIONS
LEAGUE
Manchester City
could
prove
TV
themselves to be the best of the best
if they capture Europe’s most desired
silverware in Kiev on May 26.
WORLD CUP
The world’s focus will be on Russia
from June 14 to July 15. Can Harry Kane
and friends restore England’s pride
after the fiasco of Euro 2016?
BRITISH GRAND PRIX
F1 champ Lewis Hamilton will
be desperate to land a record
sixth win in his home race at
Silverstone on July 8.
RYDER CUP
After Europe were thrashed in 2016,
Rory McIlroy will lead the attempt
to regain the trophy near Paris
between September 28 and 30.
WIMBLEDON
Andy Murray was not fit to defend his
title properly on the lawns of SW19 last
year but a third All England title would
add to his legacy. The fortnight-long
tournament begins on July 2.
CLEAN BREAK
Sheridan Smith makes her telly
comeback in this gripping six-part
ITV series. She plays Sam, a cleaner
in the City who gets involved in
insider trading as a result of her
online gambling addiction.
KIRI
Social worker Miriam (Sarah
Lancashire)
gets
caught up in a police
investigation when a
young girl called Kiri
goes missing on an
unsupervised visit in
this
four-part
C4
drama, out this month.
TROY: THE FALL
OF A CITY
The BBC and Netflix
have joined forces for
this big-budget eightparter retelling the epic
story of the Trojan War
and the love affair
between Paris and
Helen. It will be on
Netflix after premiering
on BBC1.
VANITY FAIR
Helping to fill the
Downton Abbey void,
this seven-part ITV
adaptation of the William Thackeray classic
has an all-star cast,
including
Michael
Palin, Martin Clunes
and Suranne Jones.
Look out for rising star Olivia Cooke
as heroine Becky Sharp.
THE BRIDGE
The smash-hit Scandi drama is back
for its fourth and final series, this
time on BBC2 early in the year.
Detectives Norén and Sabroe are
reunited to investigate a murder in
Denmark, with the case testing
their special relationship to its limit.
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This
mockumentary
parodies real-life whodunits such as Making
A Murderer and the hit
podcast Serial. It is
crude and silly but very
cleverly executed.
THE SINNER – Netflix
Disturbing
crime
drama with Jessica
Biel as a young wife
and
mother
who
murders a seemingly
random stranger. Bill
Pullman is the cop
who must know why.
NORSEMEN – Netflix
This Norwegian comedy, filmed in English,
crosses
Game
Of
Thrones with Monty
Python. It follows a
Viking village as they
indulge in gory violence
and silly jokes.
TABOO
The first series drew more than eight
million viewers and Tom Hardy, inset
bottom, has confirmed he will return
for an explosive second series of the
hit BBC1 drama later in the year.
TRAUMA
Dan (John Simm) is heartbroken
when his son is killed, and he holds
trauma consultant Jon
(Adrian Lester) responsible in this three-part
ITV thriller, written by
Doctor Foster creator
Mike Bartlett and out
early in the year.
MARCELLA
Anna Friel won an International Emmy for the
first series of this hit ITV
drama. She’s putting her
parka back on to play
troubled detective Marcella Backland for a new
series in the winter.
DOCTOR WHO
Fans were given a
tantalising glimpse of
Jodie Whittaker, inset
top, as the Doctor over
Christmas but the new
series is not due to air
until the autumn.
ROSEANNE
US sitcom Roseanne
returns after 20 years
with Dan Conner (John
Goodman) seemingly
back from the dead. It
airs in the States on March 27, while
the rest of us hope a streaming
service or UK telly network pick it up.
HUNTED
The latest series of C4’s on-the-run
reality show returns on Thursday,
with
nine
new
competitors
attempting to evade capture from
an elite team of hunters in the hope
of winning £100,000.
THE GIRLFRIEND
EXPERIENCE –
Amazon Video
Think Secret Diary Of A
Call Girl but far edgier.
Riley Keough stars as
Christine Reade, a law
student who also works
as a high-class escort.
ELECTRIC DREAMS
– All 4
Based on short stories
by sci-fi writer Philip K
Dick, this features ten
standalone tales starring the likes of Timothy
Spall, Steve Buscemi
and Anna Paquin.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA
Six years on from her last album,
Lotus, the Candyman singer, inset,
is expected to make her grand
comeback early this year with a new
record and tour, two decades on
from signing her first record deal.
NICKI MINAJ
The American rapper has been
teasing her much-hyped
new album for the past
two years but it is finally set
to arrive. She said: “I know
it’s going to be my best
body of work.”
ARCTIC MONKEYS
Their lengthy hiatus ended
in December 2016 and the
Sheffield band, below, have
been hard at work on
their sixth studio album
ever since. Bassist Nick
O’Malley confirmed back in
September the record will
be out this year.
KYLIE MINOGUE
After a devastating split
from fiancé Joshua Sasse at the
beginning of 2017, the Aussie entertainer has poured her heart into what
could be her best album in years. It is
poised for a spring release.
JESS GLYNNE
She scored five No1 singles following
the release of her first album in 2015
and Jess will be hoping for a similar
haul in 2018. The Londoner was
hard at work on her next
record all last year.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
After a foray into acting, Justin has
trademarked the phrases “Man Of
The Woods” and “Fresh Leaves”
ahead of his fifth studio album. His
last single Can’t Stop The Feeling
charted at No2 in 2016.
BRIT AWARDS
Stormzy, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran
and Dua Lipa will be
among the stars performing at the annual spectacular. Comedian Jack
Whitehall will host for
the first time at London’s
O2 on February 21.
BRITISH SUMMERTIME
HYDE PARK
A host of superstars
will light up London with
shows in July, including
Roger Waters, The Cure,
Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton
and Michael Buble.
REPUTATION TOUR
Taylor Swift returns to the
UK to perform songs from
her Reputation album. Her June
run will feature massive shows in
Manchester, Dublin and London.
DIVIDE TOUR
Ed Sheeran will perform to more
Brits than ever as his tour returns for
27 dates in May. They include four
sold-out nights at Wembley Stadium
plus four each at Manchester’s
Etihad
Stadium
and
Cardiff’s
Principality
Stadium.
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tvguide Monday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.00 Cars 2 Animated adventure
sequel with the voices of Owen
Wilson and Michael Caine.
(2011) JJJ (S,HD)
10.40 How To Train Your Dragon:
Legend Of The Boneknapper
Dragon Animated short. (R,S,HD)
10.55 Bedtime Stories
Fantasy comedy starring Adam
Sandler and Keri Russell.
(2008) JJJ (S,HD)
12.25 The Highway Rat (R,S,HD)
12.55 The Archbishop Of
Canterbury’s New Year
Message (S,HD)
1.00 BBC News (S,HD)
1.15 A Christmas Carol
Goes Wrong (R,S,HD)
2.05 Shrek Forever After
Animated comedy with the voices
of Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy.
(2010) JJJ (S,HD)
3.30 Blue Planet II: Oceans Of
Wonder Highlights. (S,HD)
5.00 PREMIERE Maleficent
Fantasy adventure starring
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.
(2014) JJJ (S,HD)
6.30 BBC News (S,HD)
6.45 Regional News (S)
6.25 am Sign Zone: Stick Man
Animated adventure. (R,S,SL,HD)
6.55 Frankenweenie
Animated fantasy with the voice
of Charlie Tahan. (2012)
JJJJ (B/W,S,HD)
8.15 The Big Family Cooking
Showdown (R,S,HD)
10.15 New Year’s Day Concert Live
From Vienna 2018 Petroc
Trelawny introduces the Vienna
Philharmonic Orchestra. (S,HD)
12.45 White Falcon, White Wolf:
Natural World (R,S,HD)
1.35 Dances With Wolves
Western with Kevin Costner, Mary
McDonnell and Graham Greene.
(1990) JJJJJ (S,HD)
4.25 Sign Zone: The Archbishop Of
Canterbury’s New Year
Message With the Most Rev
Justin Welby. (R,S,SL)
4.30 Final Score Round-up of
football results. (S,HD)
5.30 Eric & Ernie’s Home Movies
Morecambe and Wise’s personal
film archive. (R,S,HD)
6.30 Great British Railway
Journeys Michael Portillo
embarks on train journeys
through Edwardian Britain. (S)
6am CITV Children’s fun.
9.25 Cannonball Splash Hits
Andrew Flintoff presents
highlights from the action-packed
game show. (R,S,HD)
10.25 You’ve Been Framed!
Harry Hill narrates a selection of
mishaps filmed by viewers. (R,S)
10.55 50 Greatest Harry Potter
Moments Robbie Coltrane
narrates a countdown of the movie
franchise’s best scenes. (R,S,HD)
12.45 ITV News (S)
1.00 ITV Racing: From Cheltenham
Ed Chamberlin presents coverage
of today’s meetings, featuring
four races at Cheltenham at
1.25, 2.00, 2.35 and 3.10, and
two races from Musselburgh.
Schedule may change. (S,HD)
3.30 Charlie And The Chocolate
Factory A penniless boy wins a
once-in-a-lifetime tour of a
magical sweet company. Fantasy
starring Johnny Depp and Freddie
Highmore. (2005) JJJ (S,HD)
5.45 Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of
Dogs At Christmas The work of
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
over the festive period. (R,S,HD)
6.40 ITV News (S)
6.05 am Jamie’s Cracking
Christmas (R,S,HD)
6.15 Flash Gordon Sci-fi comic-strip
adventure starring Sam J Jones,
Max von Sydow and Brian
Blessed. (1980) JJJJ (S,HD)
8.15 Thunderbirds Sci-fi adventure
with Bill Paxton, Ben Kingsley,
Anthony Edwards and Brady
Corbet. (2004) JJ (S,HD)
10.05 The Simpsons (R,S)
11.35 The Cat In The Hat
Fantasy based on the children’s
book by Dr Seuss starring Mike
Myers. (2003) JJ (S,HD)
1.10 Hugo Family adventure starring
Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace
Moretz and Ben Kingsley.
(2011) JJJJJ (S,HD)
3.35 Ice Age: The Meltdown
Animated adventure sequel with
the voices of Ray Romano and
Denis Leary. (2006) JJ (S,HD)
5.20 C4 News (S,HD)
5.30 Mrs Doubtfire A divorced
actor disguises himself as an
ageing female Scottish
housekeeper to get a job looking
after his own children. Comedy
starring Robin Williams and Sally
Field. (1993) JJJJ (S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
7.45 PREMIERE Thomas & Friends:
Journey Beyond Sodor
Animated adventure narrated
by Mark Moraghan. (S,HD)
9.15 On The Town Musical following
the romantic misadventures of
three sailors looking for love
while enjoying a day’s shore
leave in New York. Starring Gene
Kelly. (1949) JJJJJ (S,HD)
11.25 Oliver! Musical version of the
Dickens tale about an orphan
who falls into the hands of petty
crook Fagin and his gang of
young pickpockets. Starring Ron
Moody. (1968) JJJJJ (S)
2.10 Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War
A widow’s uncaring son forces
her into a run-down nursing
home, where she incites fellow
inmates to revolt. Comedy drama
starring Pauline Collins and Peter
Capaldi. (2002) JJ (S,HD)
4.20 PREMIERE The Hundred-Foot
Journey An Indian family
emigrates to France to open a
restaurant, leading to a feud
with a local establishment.
Comedy drama starring Helen
Mirren. (2014) JJJ (S,HD)
10pm Oksana tries to protect her son Alex
from a violent past in the thriller McMafia
9pm Sue Perkins meets a group of female
chimpanzees in The Chimp Sanctuary
8pm Daniel Craig defies his orders when he
wages war on the criminal network Spectre
7.40pm Paul and Prue welcome back previous
contestants in The Great Festive Bake Off
8pm The Two Ronnies: In Their Own Words
celebrates the comedy duo’s lives and careers
6.55 Grandpa’s Great Escape
7.00 Reindeer Family & Me
A boy tries to rescue his
Gordon Buchanan goes to live
grandfather from a care home run
with a family from the nomadic
by an evil matron. Adaptation of
Sami culture in Finnish Lapland,
David Walliams’ children’s book
and undertakes a journey across
with Tom Courtenay, Kit Connor
the frozen wilderness with the
and Jennifer Saunders. (S,HD)
help of a reindeer. (R,S,HD)
8.00 EastEnders
8.00 Only Connect
The day has arrived for Aidan’s
(20/37) Victoria Coren Mitchell
gang to pull off their job, but
presents as round two losers
when Shirley realises Mick is
Snake Charmers and the
mixed up in something bad, she
Inquisitors return for one final
takes steps to prevent him getting
chance to stay in the competition.
involved any further. (S,HD)
Among the challenges facing the
9.00 McMafia
players is to determine what
(1/8) As the English-raised son of
connects DiConcetto & Cruz,
Russian exiles with a mafia
Moore & Prater, Green & Flynn,
history, Alex Godman has been
and Bono & Sarkisian. (S,HD)
intent on escaping the shadow of
8.30 Christmas University
that criminal past, building his
Challenge 2017
own legitimate business and
(6/10) Teams made up of
forging a life with girlfriend
distinguished graduates of Queen
Rebecca. But when his family’s
Mary University of London and
past returns to threaten them, he
Cardiff University compete to
is forced to confront his values to
secure a place in the semi-finals.
protect those he loves and
Jeremy Paxman hosts. (S,HD)
struggle against the lures of
9.00 Sue Perkins And The Chimp
corruption in the modern world
Sanctuary
and in himself. Thriller inspired by
The comedian travels to America
Misha Glenny’s bestseller, starring
to meet a group of female
James Norton, Juliet Rylance and
chimpanzees previously used in
David Strathairn. (S,HD)
medical research as they arrive at
10.00 Mrs Brown’s Boys
Chimp Haven, the US national
New Year Special
sanctuaryy for the primates. (S,HD)
Winnie and Agnes join Father
10.00 PREMIERE Noah
Damien’s neighbourhood patrol,
A man is chosen by God to build
an ark capable of housing pairs of
but it becomes clear they are not
cut out for crimebusting. (S,HD)
every living creature when the
10.30 BBC News (S,HD)
world is flooded. Biblical epic
10.50 Regional News (S)
starring Russell Crowe, Ray
11.00 Indiana Jones And The
Winstone and Emma Watson.
Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
(2014) JJJJ (S,HD)
Action adventure sequel starring
12.10 Frankie Boyle’s 2017 New
Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett.
Year World Order (R,S,HD)
(2008) JJJ (S,HD)
12.40 Romesh Ranganathan:
12.55 The Graham Norton Show With
Irrational Live. Stand-up comedy
Hugh Jackman and Gary Oldman.
show. (R,S,HD) 1.40 Festival
(R,S,HD) Followed by Weather
Tales: Edinburgh At 70 (R,S,HD)
For The Week Ahead
2.40-3.10am Sign Zone: The
2.00 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
Highway Rat (R,S,SL)
6.35 World’s Strongest Man 2017
7.00 Emmerdale
7.40 The Great Festive Bake Off
Action from the Grand Final in
Debbie invites Tom to join her
(2/2) Noel Fielding, Sandi
Botswana, with the 10 best
family’s protest against the golf
Toksvig, Prue Leith and Paul
athletes from the heats battling it
course developers. However, he
Hollywood welcome back four
out in events such as the Tyre
becomes evasive when
past contestants to compete once
Flip, Viking Press and Atlas
questioned about his new job,
more, with Benjamina Ebuehi,
Stones. Last in the series. (S,HD)
raising her suspicions. (S,HD)
Rob Billington, Rav Bansal and
8.00 The Two Ronnies:
7.30 Coronation Street
Sandy Docherty taking on a series
In Their Own Words
Chesney makes a scene during
of Winter Wonderland-themed
A celebration of the lives and
his and Sinead’s hen and stag
challenges in a bid to win the
careers of much-loved comedy
Star Baker title. (S,HD)
parties, believing his filmed run-in
9.00 Pitch Perfect 2
duo Ronnie Barker and Ronnie
with Daniel is about to be
A Cappella group the Barden
Corbett, featuring performances,
screened, and Steve offers to
chat show appearances and rare
Bellas enjoy an unprecedented
help Michelle and Robert. (S,HD)
and long-forgotten archive
run of success, until a disastrous
8.00 PREMIERE Spectre
James Bond goes rogue after
material. The programme also
performance sees them banned
includes contributions from family,
receiving a cryptic message that
from national competitions and
friends and colleagues as the
sets him on the trail of a
beset by scandal. They attempt to
stories behind these two legends
secretive criminal network. While
turn their fortunes around and
of British entertainment are told
his colleagues face a new threat
redeem their reputation by
in their own words and by those
closer to home, Bond embarks on
competing in the World
who knew them best. (S,HD)
a globetrotting journey in search
Championships Of A Cappella in
10.00 Britain’s Greatest
of the elusive mastermind behind
Copenhagen. Comedy sequel
Ever Double Acts
the syndicate – whom he
starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel
A countdown of the nation’s
discovers may have links to his
Wilson. (2015) JJJ (S,HD)
favourite duos from the worlds
11.15 First Dates:
own past. Spy thriller starring
of TV, film, music, animation
Celebrity Special For SU2C
Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz,
and sport, including the Two
The restaurant opens its doors for
Lea Seydoux and Ralph Fiennes.
Ronnies, Morecambe & Wise
a special episode in aid of Stand
(2015) JJJJ (S,HD)
and Ant and Dec. (R,S)
10.45 ITV News (S)
Up To Cancer, in which singer
11.05 The Keith And Paddy
Sinitta, MP Michael Fabricant, DJ 11.50 Football On 5: The
Championship
Picture Show
Roman Kemp and ex-newsreader
Colin Murray introduces highlights
(5/5) Keith Lemon and Paddy
Jan Leeming go on blind dates with
from the weekend’s games in the
McGuinness present their halfmembers of the public. (R,S,HD)
Championship, including Leeds
hour remake of Rocky starring
12.20 The Price Is Right Alan Carr
United v Nottingham Forest at
Anna Friel, Marvin Humes and
invites five lucky members of the
Elland Road, Norwich City v Millwall
Andi Peters. (R,S,HD)
studio audience to ‘come on
at Carrow Road, Preston North
11.35 Bear’s Mission
down’ for a special edition of the
End v Middlesbrough at Deepdale
With Anthony Joshua
world’s longest-runningg TV game
and Bolton Wanderers v Hull City
Bear Grylls teaches the boxer
show. (R,S,HD) 1.15 FILM Speed
2: Cruise Control. A couple on a
some alternative survival skills,
at the Macron Stadium. (S,HD)
cruise liner in the Bahamas have
1.00 SuperCasino (S,HD) 3.10
taking him to the notorious
World’s Strongest Man 2017.
to stop the vessel from colliding
Commando Ridge in Cornwall,
Action from the fifth heat in
with an oil tanker. Action thriller
and providing nutrition in the form
Botswana. (R,S,HD) 4.00 Cruising
sequel with Sandra Bullock.
of a rotted sheep’s leg. (R,S,HD)
With Jane McDonald (R,S,SL,HD)
(1997) JJ (S,HD) 3.20
12.30 Jackpot247 3.00 The Jeremy
4.45 Access (S) 4.55 House
Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA
Kyle Show. Guests air their
Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.20 Wildlife
(R,S) 4.10 Location, Location,
differences. (R,S,SL,HD) 3.55
SOS (R,S,SL) 5.45-6am Chinese
Location (R,S,HD) 5.05-6am
Nightscreen (HD) 5.05-6am The
Food In Minutes (R,S,SL)
Come Dine With Me (R,S,HD)
Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S,SL,HD)
FILMS JJJJJ Brilliant JJJJ Very Good JJJ Good JJ Not Bad J Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Definition
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
1GM
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am The Simpsons Four back-toback episodes. (R,S,HD)
8.00 The Last Dragonslayer
Feature-length fantasy drama
starring Ellise Chappell. (R,S,HD)
10.00 David Attenborough’s
Conquest Of The Skies
Triple bill. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Flying Monsters With David
Attenborough The broadcaster
explores the world of the
pterosaur. (R,S,HD)
2.30 The Bachelor King Documentary
exploring the lives of king
penguins. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Modern Family Double bill.
The Dunphys have a brush with
death. Then, Claire confronts the
neighbours about the boat
on their lawn. (R,S,HD)
5.00 The Simpsons Blood-curdling
tales, featuring an island
inhabited by ‘manimals’. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Professor
Farnsworth creates a parallel
universe, where the Planet
Express crew members find
themselves confronted by their
near-identical doubles. Then, The
government hands out a $300
tax rebate to all Earthicans. (R,S)
6am LIVE International T20 Cricket. New Zealand v West
Indies. 10.00 The Sunday Supplement 11.00 Sky Sports
Daily 12.00 LIVE Premier League. Brighton & Hove Albion
v Bournemouth. Kick-off at 12.30. 3.00 LIVE EFL. Leeds
United v Nottingham Forest. Kick-off at 3.00. Coverage of the
Championship clash at Elland Road. 5.15 LIVE Premier
League. Everton v Manchester United. Kick-off at 5.30.
8.00 LIVE World Darts Championship
The final from Alexandra Palace in London.
11.00 Sky Sports News
1.00 LIVE WWE Late Night Raw. Wrestling coverage from
the States. 4.15 Sporting Triumphs 4.30 PL Highlights
5.00-6am Sky Sports News
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Highlights 6.30 Best PL Goals: North London
Derby 7.00 PL Legends 8.00 PL Highlights 8.30 Goals On
Sunday 10.00 Premier League 100 Club 10.30 PL
Highlights 11.00 Soccer Saturday Pre-Match 12.00 LIVE
Premier League. Brighton & Hove Albion v Bournemouth.
Kick-off at 12.30. Coverage of the clash at the Amex
Stadium. 3.00 Gillette Soccer Special 5.15 LIVE Premier
League. Everton v Manchester United. Kick-off at 5.30.
8.00 Gary Neville’s Soccerbox With Phil Neville.
8.30 Nissan Game Of The Day A full re-run of the day’s
top Premier League match.
10.30 Nissan Match Choice Highlights, allowing viewers
to access the latest round of Premier League fixtures.
11pm-6am PL Highlights
TONIGHT’S PICKS
McMafia
BBC1, 9pm
Grandpa’s Great Escape
BBC1, 6.55pm
FEROCIOUS new
crime drama about the
globalisation of
organised crime, with
Bond hope James
Norton a superb lead.
The Great Festive Bake
Off, C4, 7.40pm
TOM COURTENAY is a
great grandpa in this
adaptation of David
Walliams’ emotional
and heartwarming
children’s favourite.
Mrs Brown’s Boys New
Year Special, BBC1, 10pm
MRS B is in charge of
the neighbourhood
watch and Winnie
gets in on the act in
costume. Shades of
Only Fools & Horses.
ACCORDING to Bake
Off, a carb-heavy cake
is the best hangover
cure. And four former
contestants compete
again to be Star Baker.
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THE
SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Football’s
Greatest Players 8.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 9.00
Scottish Cup Greatest Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games
10.00 Football Years 10.30 Football Countdowns 11.00
One2Eleven: Joe Cole 11.15 One2Eleven: Stuart Pearce
11.30 SPFL Greatest Games 12.00 Gillette Soccer Special
2.30 LIVE EFL. Leeds United v Nottingham Forest. Kick-off
at 3.00. 5.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 6.00 Goals Express
7.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 7.30 Football Years 8.00
Magical Messi 9.00 Championship Season Reviews 10.00
SPFL Round-Up 10.15 SPFL Greatest Games 10.30
Soccer AM: The Best Bits 11.00 La Liga Icons 12.00 EFL
3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL
Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football’s
Greatest Players 5.30-6am Football’s Greatest Teams
SKY SPORTS ACTION
8pm James Corden presents a look at the
year’s highlights of The Late Late Show
6.30 The Simpsons
(16, 17 & 18/22) Triple bill. Lisa
resolves to pursue a career in
astronomy. Then, Homer falls out
with Marge and moves into the
home of a gay couple who keep
him happy by plying him with
food. Next, the family spends
Christmas on a ranch, where
Homer and Bart help the locals,
and Lisa falls in love with an older
boy. With the guest voices of
David Byrne. (R,S,HD)
8.00 The Late Late Show
With James Corden
All the year’s best moments
from The Late Late Show with
James Corden. (R,HD)
9.00 Air Force One
The American president takes on
Russian terrorists who have
hijacked his plane and are
threatening his family. Action
thriller starring Harrison Ford,
Gary Oldman and Glenn Close.
(1997) JJJJ (HD)
11.25 Football’s Funniest Moments
Memorable incidents from the
world of football, from Gary
Neville’s stint at Valencia to Alan
Pardew’s dance moves. With
David James, Jamie Carragher
and Paul Whitehouse. (R,S,HD)
12.25 The Force: North East The cells
fill up during a busy Saturday
night in Newcastle. (R,S,HD)
1.25 Air Ambulance ER.
Documentary. (R,S,HD) 2.25 Brit
Cops: Frontline Crime UK (R,S)
3.25 A League Of Their Own:
Rally Special (R,S,HD) 4.00 Stop,
Search, Seize (R,S,HD) 5.006am Highway Patrol (R,S,HD)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
S4C 6am Cyw 12.00 Heno 2017 1.30pm Dechrau Canu
Dechrau Canmol 2.00 Codi Pac: Merthyr Tudful 2.30 3 Lle:
Richard Harrington 3.00 FILM Rhosyn A Rhith (1987) 4.40
Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 4.45 Sgorio 7.30 Newyddion Y
Flwyddyn 2017 8.00 Pobol Y Cwm 8.25 Cyngerdd Gwyn
Hughes Jones 10.00 Ar Y Bysus 10.30-11.35pm
O’r Diwedd 2017: Am Flwyddyn!
6am Sporting Records 7.00 WWE Raw Highlights 8.00
Game Changers Quizmas Special 9.00 Triathlon 9.30
Adventure Race World Series: China 10.00 Racing News
10.30 NFL Highlights 1.30 PRO14 Rugby Union 4.00
Rugby Union 5.00 WWE Raw 7.00 Katie Taylor: The Story
So Far 7.30 Anthony Joshua: The Knockouts 8.00 Boxing’s
Best Of 2017 10.00 Anthony Joshua: The Year Ahead
10.30 Conor Benn: The Destroyer 11.00 NFL Highlights
1.00 LIVE WWE Late Night Raw. Wrestling coverage from
the States. 4.15 Sporting Triumphs 4.30 Sporting Greats
5.00-6am Sporting Records
SKY SPORTS DARTS
6am Legends Of Darts 7.00 Darts Gold 8.00 In
Conversation PDC World Champions 9.00 The Story So Far:
World Darts Championship 1.00 Phil Taylor: The Greatest
2.00 In Conversation PDC World Champions 3.00 The
Story So Far: World Darts Championship 6.00 The Mensur
Suljovic Story 6.15 Legends Of Darts 6.30 Darts Gold
7.00 Phil Taylor: The Greatest 8.00 LIVE World Darts
Championship. The final from Alexandra Palace in London.
11.00 Darts Gold 12.00 World Darts Championship 3.00
Darts Gold 4.00 In Conversation PDC World Champions
5.00 Darts Legends Top 5 Moments 5.20 Darts Gold
5.50-6am Darts Legends Top 5 Moments
BT SPORT 1
9am Premier League 10.30 Live WTA Tennis 12.30
Bundesliga Weekly 1.00 The Clare Balding Show 2.00 BT
Sport Films 3.30 Inside Sailing 4.00 Cricket: Big Bash
League 6.00 No Filter Ashes 6.15 BT Sport Reload 6.30
Serie A Review 7.00 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 7.30 LIVE
Vanarama National League. Bromley v Ebbsfleet United.
Kick-off at 7.45. 10.00 Premier League Tonight 10.30
Hyundai A-League 12.00 30 For 30 1.00-7am LIVE WTA
Tennis. Day three of the Brisbane International, a key
tournament in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
BT SPORT 2
6am Premier League Review 7.00 LIVE Cricket: Big
Bash League. Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes.
10.15 LIVE Cricket: Big Bash League. Perth Scorchers v
Sydney Sixers. 1.45 No Filter Ashes 2.00 Formula E: Street
Racers 2.30 30 For 30 3.30 NBA Action 4.00 NBA
5.30 NBA Inside Stuff 6.00 LIVE College Football. LSU
Tigers v Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Kick-off at 6.00.
9.30 Bundesliga Weekly 10.00 ESPN Films: The
Announcement 11.30 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day two of the
Auckland International. 5.30-6am ESPN Classic Boxing
BT SPORT 3
9am BT Sport Reload 9.30 The Clare Balding Show
10.30 Premier League Review 11.30 Serie A 2.30 Aviva
Premiership Rugby Highlights 5.00 LIVE College Football.
South Carolina Gamecocks v Michigan Wolverines.
Kick-off at 5.00. 8.30 WTA Tennis 10.30 UFC Top 10
11.30 Cricket: Big Bash League 1.30 Vanarama
National League 3.00-9am LIVE WTA Tennis. Day
three of the Shenzhen Open in China, one of the key
tournaments in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
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FREEVIEW
THE HANGOVER,
ITV2, 9pm
What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las
Vegas, and that is certainly the case for Zach
Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms as
they awake after a stag do with no memory.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm New Year’s Day Concert From Vienna 2018.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs polkas,
marches and waltzes. 9.00 The Story Of Bohemian
Rhapsody. The making of the classic Queen song.
10.00 Queen: Rock The World. Hitherto unseen
archive documentary following the band. 11.00 Queen:
The Legendary 1975 Concert 12.05 The Clash: New
Year’s Day ’77 1.20 The Story Of Bohemian
Rhapsody 2.20-3.20am Queen: Rock The World
ITV2 freeview 6
6am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 6.25
The Cube: Celebrity Special 7.15 Emmerdale
7.40 Coronation Street 8.10 Ant & Dec’s Saturday
Night Takeaway Presents: The Missing Crown Jewels
8.40 Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway Presents:
Who Shot Simon Cowell? 9.10 You’ve Been Framed!
Gold Top 100 Holidays 10.10 FILM Bean (1997)
12.00 Emmerdale 12.30 Coronation Street 1.00
FILM Beethoven (1992) 2.50 FILM The Mummy
(1999) 5.05 FILM Despicable Me. An evil genius
adopts three orphans to aid his latest plot, but
fatherhood brings out his long-buried caring side.
Animated comedy with the voices of Steve Carell and
Jason Segel. (2010) 7.00 FILM Uncle Buck (1989)
9.00 FILM The Hangover (2009) 11.05 Family Guy
12.30 American Dad! 1.25 Celebrity Juice Christmas
Special 2.25 Teleshopping 5.55-6am Nightscreen
ITV3 freeview 10
6am The History Of Mr Polly 7.45 Goodbye Mr Chips
9.50 FILM Carry On Girls (1973) 11.30 FILM The
Likely Lads (1976) 1.15 FILM The Wizard Of Oz. A
tornado whisks a girl off to a magical land where she
embarks on a journey in search of the wizard who
knows the way home. Musical fantasy starring Judy
Garland and Ray Bolger. (1939) 3.20 The Royal
Variety Performance 2017 6.00 Lewis 8.00
Midsomer Murders 10.00 Tommy Cooper: Not Like
That, Like This 12.05 Inspector Morse 2.20
Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping
ITV4 freeview 24
6am The Protectors 6.30 The Chase 7.20 Ironside
8.20 Quincy ME 9.25 Minder 10.35 The Sweeney
11.40 The Professionals 12.45 FILM The Sea
Wolves (1980) 3.10 FILM The Train Robbers
(1973) 5.15 FILM Lawman (1971) 7.20 Pawn
Stars 8.15 FILM Jackie Chan’s First Strike (1996)
Satellite & Digital
10.00 FILM Sudden Death. A former fireman battles
to stop terrorists holding the US vice president
hostage during an ice-hockey match. Action thriller,
starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Powers
Boothe. (1995) 12.10 Car Crash Global: Caught On
Camera 1.10 Fifth Gear 2.05 Fierce 2.55
Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
E4 freeview 28
6am Rude(ish) Tube 6.25 Streetmate 6.55 Charmed
9.00 FILM Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) 10.45
FILM Dr Dolittle 3 (2006) 12.30 The Big Bang Theory
1.00 The Big Bang Theory 1.30 The Big Bang Theory
2.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.30 The Big Bang Theory
3.00 The Big Bang Theory 3.30 The Big Bang Theory
4.00 The Big Bang Theory 4.30 The Big Bang
Theory 5.00 The Big Bang Theory 5.30 The Big
Bang Theory 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 6.30 The
Big Bang Theory 7.00 FILM Titanic (1997) 11.00
Gogglebox 2017 1.10 The Big Bang Theory 2.10
Rude Tube 3.10 First Dates 4.05 The Crystal Maze:
Celebrity Christmas Special 5.00-6am Charmed
MORE4 freeview 14
8.55am A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 9.55 Food
Unwrapped 10.45 FILM Carry On Spying. Four
bungling secret agents are sent on a mission to
recover a stolen secret formula. Comedy starring
Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Barbara Windsor
and Bernard Cribbins. (1964) 12.35 A Place In The
Sun: Winter Sun 1.35 Four In A Bed 4.15 Come Dine
With Me 6.55 Great Canal Journeys: India 9.00
Micky Flanagan’s Out Out Tour 10.00 Sarah Millican:
Outsider 11.05 It Was Alright In The 1970s 12.10
Father Ted 2.15 Small, Far Away: The World Of
Father Ted 3.20-4am 8 Out Of 10 Cats
5USA freeview 21
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Catch A Contractor 9.20
FILM Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010) 11.00 FILM
Patricia Cornwell’s The Front. Detective Win Garano is
recruited to reinvestigate a decades-old murder, but
finds someone is killing all the witnesses. Mystery
drama starring Andie MacDowell and Daniel Sunjata.
(2010) 12.50 Access 1.00 Remington Steele 2.00
Person Of Interest 4.00 Castle 5.00 Law & Order
7.00 NCIS. Three episodes. 10.00 Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit 12.50 Cedar Cove 2.50 Chicago
PD 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
5STAR freeview 30
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Access 8.05 Lip Sync Battle
8.30 Gilmore Girls 9.15 Fresh Off The Boat 11.10
My Wife And Kids 1.00 FILM The NeverEnding Story
(1984) 3.00 FILM A Cinderella Story (2004) 5.00
FILM Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991) 8.00
FILM Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) 9.50 Most
Shocking Celebrity Moments 2017 12.55 FILM
PREMIERE The Hungover Games. Premiere. Three
friends wake up after a stag party to discover they
have been kidnapped and sent to compete in a battle
to the death. Comedy starring Ross Nathan and Sam
Pancake. (2014) 2.40 The Shannara Chronicles 3.35
Fresh Off The Boat 4.00-6am Teleshopping
2.00 Brit Cops: Law & Disorder 4.00 Nothing To
Declare 5.00-6am Send In The Dogs
DAVE freeview 12
6am Teleshopping 7.15 Storage Hunters UK 7.40
Cops UK: Bodycam Squad 9.30 Gavin & Stacey 3.20
Top Gear Patagonia Special 6.00 Red Bull Soapbox
Race 7.00 Cops UK: Bodycam Squad 8.00 Gavin &
Stacey 10.00 FILM Kill Bill: Vol 2. Revenge thriller
sequel starring Uma Thurman. (2004) 12.40 Live At
The Apollo 1.40 Taskmaster 2.45 8 Out Of 10 Cats
3.35 Parks And Recreation 4.00-6am Teleshopping
REALLY freeview 17
6am Pound Shop Wars 6.25 Medical Emergency
7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 The Great British Bake Off.
Eighteen back-to-back episodes. 2.00 Teleshopping
4.00-6am The Great British Bake Off
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Disco At The BBC 7.35 Pointless 8.25 Mike
Hawthorn: On The Limit 9.25 Graham Hill: Driven
10.40 Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion 12.00 John
Surtees: One Of A Kind 1.00 Jackie Stewart: The
Flying Scot 3.00 Dino Hunt. Four episodes. 7.00
Dino Gangs 9.00 Planet Dinosaur. Three episodes.
12.00 Dino Hunt 3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
PICK freeview 11
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Sony Movie News Extra
9.15 FILM Mermaids (1990) 11.35 FILM First
Knight (1995) 2.30 FILM Meet Joe Black (1998)
6.20 FILM Burlesque (2010) 9.00 FILM Hancock.
Superhero comedy starring Will Smith. (2008) 10.50
FILM The Package (2012) 12.50 FILM Sunshine
(2007) 3.15-4.10am FILM First Knight (1995)
10.00 Jason Manford Live: First World Problems.
Stand-up performance recorded in Liverpool during
the comedian’s 2014 UK tour. 11.00 Lip Sync Battle
UK: Manford Vs Keegan. Comedian Jason Manford
and actress Michelle Keegan compete. 11.30 Lip
Sync Battle UK: Jimmy Carr Vs Alexander Armstrong
12.00 Jimmy Carr: Laughing & Joking 1.00
Takeshi’s Castle 1.30 Impractical Jokers 2.00 South
Park 4.15 Bob’s Burgers 5.00-6am Teleshopping
9.10 FILM Rush Hour. An overly zealous Hong Kong
detective investigating a kidnapping in Los Angeles is
teamed with a loud-mouthed local cop. Comedy
adventure with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. (1998)
11.10 EastEnders 12.30 Luther 1.50 Wanted Down
Under 2.40 Judge Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
6am Nothing To Declare 11.00 Monkey Life Special
12.00 Big Cats: An Amazing Animal Family 2.00
Monkey Life 6.30 The Last Dragonslayer 8.30
Customs UK 9.00 Britain’s Most Evil Killers 10.00
Murders That Shocked The Nation 11.00 Britain’s
Most Evil Killers 1.00 Brit Cops: Frontline Crime UK
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am FILM Temple Grandin (2010) 8.10 Hugh
Jackman: Movie Musical Greats 9.40 Darkest Hour:
Special. A preview of the Winston Churchill biopic,
which stars Gary Oldman. 10.10 FILM Becoming
Mike Nichols. Filmmaker Mike Nichols sits down with
theatre director Jack O’Brien to discuss his personal
life and professional work. (2016) 11.30 The Warner
Saga 12.35 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters
2.20 Drew: The Man Behind The Poster 4.15
Magician: Astonishing Life Of Orson Welles 6.00 FILM
Elstree 1976. Documentary examining the making of
the first Star Wars movie and the legacy it left behind,
featuring David Prowse, Garrick Hagon and Jeremy
Bulloch. (2015) 8.00 The South Bank Show. Melvyn
Bragg talks to American author George RR Martin,
whose epic fantasy novels have been brought to life
in Game Of Thrones. 9.00 Game Of Thrones 12.20
Big Little Lies 1.30 Dexter 4.00-6am Urban Secrets
SKY LIVING
6am Stop, Search, Seize 10.00 Children’s Hospital
Christmas Special 11.00 Nothing To Declare. Twenty
back-to-back episodes. 9.00 Criminal Minds. Eight
episodes. 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
FOX
8am Monk 9.00 Cops 11.00 Bones 1.00 NCIS 3.00
The Closer 5.00 Bones 7.00 NCIS 9.00 The Walking
Dead. Rick vows to fight back against the despotic
Negan and his self-appointed Saviours. 10.00
American Dad! Double bill. A new next-door
neighbour promises to take Steve and his friends’
virginity. Then, Roger pretends to be an adopted child.
11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family
Guy 2.00 American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
2.50 Porridge 3.30 Open All Hours 4.10 Only Fools
And Horses 6.00 David Jason: My Life On Screen
7.00 Porridge 7.40 Open All Hours 8.20 Only Fools
And Horses. Rodney ties the knot with Cassandra,
while Del tries to dodge a bashing from the dreaded
Driscoll brothers over some stolen mobile phones.
9.30 David Jason: My Life On Screen. The actor
looks back over his career. He recalls how Ronnie
Barker became his mentor, and is joined by Michael
Palin to revisit 1960s sketch show Do Not Adjust
Your Set. 10.35 Still Open All Hours 11.55 Peep
Show 1.00 As Time Goes By 2.10 The Two Ronnies
2.50 Peep Show 4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
7.20am The Two Ronnies 9.40 Only Fools And
Horses 1.50 David Jason: My Life On Screen
8am The Middle 9.30 Friends 6.30 Impractical
Jokers 9.00 Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley! A
stand-up performance by the comedian at Wembley
Arena, where he entertained a sell-out crowd in
2009 with a routine centred on his take on life.
7.00 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (12, 2016)
Action sequel starring Tom Cruise. HHHH
9.00 Doctor Strange (12, 2016) Fantasy. HHHH
11.00 Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (12,
2016) Action adventure starring Ben Affleck. HH
1.45-3.45am Behind Enemy Lines (12, 2001) HH
8.00 Fred Claus (PG, 2007) Comedy. HH
10.00 The Grinch (PG, 2000) Comedy. HHHH
11.50 Bad Santa (15, 2003) Comedy. HHHH
1.40 I’ll Be Home For Christmas (PG, 1998) HHH
3.15 This Christmas (12, 2007) Drama. HHH
5.25-7.05am 12 Days Of Giving (U, 2017) HHH
6am Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
(U, 2015) Comedy sequel starring Jason Lee. HH
7.40 Blinky Bill: The Movie (PG, 2015) HHH
9.15 Wreck-It Ralph (PG, 2012) HHHH
11.00 Jumanji (PG, 1995) Fantasy. HHHH
12.50 Zathura: A Space Adventure (PG, 2005)
Family sci-fi adventure with Jonah Bobo. HHHH
2.40 Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
(U, 2015) Comedy sequel starring Jason Lee. HH
4.20 The Angry Birds Movie (U, 2016) HH
6.10 Wreck-It Ralph (PG, 2012) HHHH
8.00 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
(12, 2016) Harry Potter prequel. HHH
10.15 Zathura: A Space Adventure (PG, 2005)
Family sci-fi adventure with Jonah Bobo. HHHH
12.00 Charlotte’s Web (U, 2006) Drama. HHH
1.40 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
(PG, 1995) Sci-fi adventure. HH
3.20-5.05am Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
(PG, 1997) Sci-fi adventure. HH
6am The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) HHHH
7.45 Fist Fight (15, 2017) Comedy. HHH
9.20 Hidden Figures (PG, 2016) HHHH
11.30 Storks (U, 2016) Animation. HHHH
1.00 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) HHHH
2.40 Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG, 2016) HHHH
4.20 The Legend Of Tarzan (12, 2016) HH
6.20 Fist Fight (15, 2017) Comedy. HHH
8.00 Hidden Figures (PG, 2016) HHHH
10.10 Split (15, 2016) Mystery. HHHH
12.10 Underworld: Blood Wars (15, 2016) HHH
1.50 Concussion (12, 2015) Drama. HHH
3.55-5.40am Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG, 2016)
Animated comedy sequel. HHHH
CHRISTMAS GOLD
W
6.05am Judge Faith 6.30 Doctor Who 8.20
Dynamo: Magician Impossible 10.20 Dynamo: Live
At The O2. Another chance to see the jaw-dropping
highlights from Dynamo’s critically acclaimed magic
show, Seeing is Believing. 12.00 Dynamo: Magician
Impossible 7.00 FILM Maid In Manhattan. A case of
mistaken identity leads to romance between a hotel
maid and a wealthy politician. Comedy starring
Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes. (2002)
UNIVERSAL
6am CSI: Miami 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00
Major Crimes. Twelve back-to-back episodes.
8.00 NCIS. Tony tries to piece together the
chain of events that led to him being shot and
suspicion falls on his ex-lover EJ Barrett. 9.00
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Six back-to-back
episodes. 3.00 Private Eyes 4.00-6am Numb3rs
DISCOVERY
6am Wheeler Dealers. Twenty back-to-back episodes.
2.20am Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up. A Triumph
Spitfire. 3.10-6am Wheeler Dealers. Triple bill.
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) HHHHH
8.10 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. HHH
9.50 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt. HHHH
12.10 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) HHHH
2.15 The Lego Batman Movie (U, 2017) HHHH
4.05 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) HHHHH
6.20 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. HHH
8.00 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) HHHH
10.10 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt. HHHH
12.35 The Zookeeper’s Wife (12, 2017) HHHH
2.50-5.10am Hidden Figures (PG, 2016) HHHH
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
8.50am Splash! (PG, 1984) Comedy. HHHH
10.50 The Nutty Professor (PG, 1996) HHHH
12.35 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (12, 2000)
Comedy sequel with Eddie Murphy. HHH
2.25 The Bounty Hunter (12, 2010) HHH
4.25 Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
(15, 2016) Comedy starring Zac Efron. HHH
6.10 Keeping Up With The Joneses (12, 2016)
Action comedy starring Zach Galifianakis. HHH
8.00 The Bounty Hunter (12, 2010) HHH
10.00 Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
(15, 2016) Comedy starring Zac Efron . HHH
11.50 Keeping Up With The Joneses (12, 2016)
Action comedy starring Zach Galifianakis. HHH
1.45 The Nutty Professor (PG, 1996) HHHH
3.30-5.30am Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And
Fabulous (12, 2005) Comedy. HH
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6am 12 Rounds (15, 2009) Thriller. HH
8.00 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (12, 2016)
Action sequel starring Tom Cruise. HHHH
10.00 Doctor Strange (12, 2016) HHHH
12.00 Robin Hood (12, 2010) Adventure. HHH
2.25 Twister (PG, 1996) Thriller. HHH
4.25 Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (12,
2016) Action adventure starring Ben Affleck. HH
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6am The Breakfast Show 10.00 Luke Franks 1.00 Katie
Thistleton 4.00 Dev 7.00 Daniel P Carter 9.00 The 8th
11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Drum & Bass Show 3.00
Specialist Chart 4.00-6.30am Early Breakfast
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Sara Cox 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Mika 2.00 Radio
2 In Concert (R) 3.00 Ed Balls On Musical Theatre 5.00
Simon Mayo 7.00 The Blues Show 8.00 Johnnie Walker
Meets Sir Elton John And Bernie Taupin (R) 10.00 Will
Young Essential R&B 11.00 The Russell Davies Archive
12.00 Sounds Of The 70s 2.00 Radio 2’s Jazz Playlist
3.00 Radio 2 Playlists 5.00-6.30am Nicki Chapman
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
SKY CINEMA CHRISTMAS
6.15am The Nativity Story (PG, 2006) Drama. HH
8.05 I’ll Be Home For Christmas (PG, 1998) HHH
9.40 The Muppet Christmas Carol (U, 1992)
Puppet comedy with Michael Caine. HHHH
11.15 Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (PG,
1992) Comedy sequel with Macaulay Culkin. HHH
1.20 Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed In At
The House Of Mouse (U, 2001) Animation. HHH
2.30 The Grinch (PG, 2000) Comedy. HHHH
4.20 Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (PG, 1992)
Comedy sequel with Macaulay Culkin. HHH
6.25 The Muppet Christmas Carol (U, 1992)
Puppet comedy with Michael Caine. HHHH
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 10.15 New
Year’s Day Concert 1.00 News 1.02 Sean Rafferty At
Home With Sir John Tomlinson 2.00 Afternoon Concert
5.00 Words And Music (R) 6.15 New Generation Artists
7.30 BBC Proms 2017 (R) 9.00 Logical Family: An
Evening With Armistead Maupin And The BBC Symphony
Orchestra 10.45 The Essay: Brick, Stone, Steel, Glass (R)
11.00 Jazz Now 12.30-6.30am Through The Night
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am Today 9.00 Her Story Made History 9.30 One To
One (R) 9.45 FM: Book Of The Week 9.45 LW: Daily
Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00 The Untold
SKY CINEMA HITS
SKY CINEMA GREATS
7.30am The Simpsons Movie (PG, 2007) HHHH
9.15 Turner & Hooch (PG, 1989) Comedy. HHH
11.10 Blood Diamond (15, 2006) Thriller. HHHH
1.40 How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (12, 2003)
Romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson. HH
3.40 Armageddon (12, 1998) HHH
6.15 The Simpsons Movie (PG, 2007) HHHH
8.00 Blood Diamond (15, 2006) Thriller. HHHH
10.25 The Untouchables (15, 1987) HHHHH
12.30 Witness (15, 1985) Thriller. HHHHH
2.30 The War Of The Roses (15, 1989) HHHH
4.35-6.30am Turner & Hooch (PG, 1989) HHH
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.35am Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (U, 2017)
Animated short with the voice of Josh Gad. HHH
7.05 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) HHHHH
8.35 Tangled (PG, 2010) Animation. HHHH
10.20 Finding Dory (U, 2016) Animation. HHHH
11.30 Conversations From A Long Marriage 12.00 News;
LW: Shipping 12.04 Home Front 12.15 You And Yours
1.00 The World At One 1.45 Conflict And Co-operation: A
History Of Trade 2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama 3.00
Round Britain Quiz 3.30 The Food Programme (R) 4.00
When Women Wore The Trousers (R) 4.30 Beyond Belief
5.00 PM; LW: Shipping 6.00 News 6.15 50 Years Of Just
A Minute: Nicholas Parsons In Conversation With Paul
Merton 7.00 The Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 Shardlake:
Heartstone 8.00 The Infinite Monkey Cage (R) 8.30
Crossing Continents (R) 9.00 James Burke On The End Of
Scarcity (R) 9.30 Her Story Made History (R); Weather
10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime: How
To Stop Time 11.00 With Great Pleasure At Christmas (R)
12.05 Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (U, 2017) HHH
12.35 Moana (PG, 2016) Comedy. HHHH
2.25 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) HHHHH
3.55 Tangled (PG, 2010) Animation. HHHH
5.40 Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (U, 2017) HHH
6.10 Moana (PG, 2016) Comedy. HHHH
8.00 Remember The Titans (PG, 2000) HHH
10.00 Pete’s Dragon (PG, 2016) HHHH
11.50 The Sword In The Stone (U, 1963) HHH
1.25 Robin Hood (U, 1973) Animation. HHHHH
3.00 Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen
(PG, 2004) Drama starring Lindsay Lohan. HH
4.40-6.05am Beauty And The Beast: The
Enchanted Christmas (U, 1997) HHH
SKY CINEMA MUSICALS
6am Pitch Perfect 3 Special
6.30 Sing (U, 2016) Animation. HHHH
8.25 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U, 1968) HHHH
10.50 Annie (U, 1982) Musical. HHH
1.05 The Greatest Showman: Special
1.35 The Sound Of Music (U, 1965) HHHHH
4.35 Sing (U, 2016) Animation. HHHH
6.30 Hugh Jackman: Movie Musical Greats
8.00 Moulin Rouge! (12, 2001) HHHHH
10.15 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical
fairy tale starring Emma Watson. HHHHH
12.30 The Sound Of Music (U, 1965) Musical
starring Julie Andrews. HHHHH
3.30-6am Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U, 1968)
Musical starring Dick Van Dyke. HHHH
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
11.00 Jurassic Park III (PG, 2001) HHH
12.40 Universal Soldier (18, 1992) HHH
2.30 Cocoon (PG, 1985) Sci-fi drama. HHHH
4.30-6.30am Cocoon: The Return (PG, 1988) HH
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
7.10am United 93 (15, 2006) Drama. HHHH
9.10 Along Came A Spider (15, 2001) HHHH
11.00 Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (15, 2005) HH
1.00 Red Dragon (15, 2002) Thriller. HHH
3.05 Mission: Impossible (PG, 1996) HHHH
5.00 Mission: Impossible 2 (15, 2000) HHH
7.05 Panic Room (15, 2002) Thriller. HHH
9.00 Fifty Shades Darker: Unmasked Edition
(18, 2017) Romantic drama. HHH
11.20 American Gangster (18, 2007) HHHH
2.00 Misery (18, 1990) Thriller. HHHHH
4.00-6am The Desperate Hours (PG, 1955)
Thriller starring Humphrey Bogart. HHHH
FILM4 freeview 15
11am Ice Age: Continental Drift (U, 2012) HHH
12.45 The Indian In The Cupboard (PG, 1995)
Children’s fantasy with Hal Scardino. HHHH
2.35 Paddington (PG, 2014) Comedy. HHHH
4.25 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG, 2010)
Fantasy adventure starring Nicolas Cage. HHH
6.35 Iron Man 2 (12, 2010) Adventure. HHH
9.00 Now You See Me (12, 2013) Thriller. HHH
11.15 Secretary (18, 2002) Drama. HHHH
1.30-3.55am Byzantium (15, 2012) HHHH
TCM
6am Cocoon (PG, 1985) Sci-fi drama. HHHH
8.00 Cocoon: The Return (PG, 1988) HH
10.00 Jurassic Park (PG, 1993) HHHHH
12.15 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG, 1997)
Adventure sequel with Jeff Goldblum. HHH
2.30 Jurassic Park III (PG, 2001) HHH
4.15 Star Trek (12, 2009) Sci-fi adventure. HHHH
6.30 Jurassic Park (PG, 1993) HHHHH
8.45 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG, 1997)
Dinosaur adventure sequel. HHH
4.45pm The Train Robbers (U, 1973) Western
starring John Wayne and Ann-Margret. HHH
6.35 The Cowboys (PG, 1972) Western. HHH
9.00 Sands Of Iwo Jima (PG, 1949) Second World
War adventure starring John Wayne. HHH
11.10 Blade (18, 1998) Fantasy. HHHH
1.35 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura
3.30 Hollywood’s Best Film Directors
5.30-7.50am Moby Dick (U, 1956) Seafaring
adventure starring Gregory Peck. HHHH
12.00 News And Weather 12.30 Book Of The Week (R)
12.48 Shipping 1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20
Shipping 5.30 News Briefing; Prayer For The Day 5.45
Farming Today 5.58-6am Tweet Of The Day
8am Christian Williams 12.00 Kate Lawler 3.00 Matt
Richardson 6.00 Tim Cocker 10pm-6am Overnight
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am Science Of The Storm 7.00 5 Live Breakfast 10.00
Beyond Reasonable Doubt? 11.00 Beyond Reasonable
Doubt? 12.00 5 Live Sport 12.30 5 Live Sport: Premier
League Football 2017-18 2.30 5 Live Sport 5.00 Sports
Report 5.30 5 Live Sport: Premier League Football 201718 7.30 6-0-6 9.00 Beyond Reasonable Doubt? 10.00
Adrian Goldberg 1.00 Up All Night 5.00 Morning Reports
5.15-6am Wake Up To Money
VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk
TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com
6am The Best Of My Sporting Life 7.00 Sports Breakfast
11.00 Warm Up 1.00 Matchday Live 5.00 The Full Time
Phone-in 7.00 World Darts Final 11.00 My Sporting Life
1.00-6am Extra Time With Will Gavin
TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk
6am Paul Ross 10.00 Mike Graham 1.00 Bob Mills 4.00
Yasmeen Khan 7.00 James Whale Feat Ash 10.00 The
Late Night Alternative 1.00-6am Adam Catterall
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
1GM
must watch
WHAT? Grandpa’s Great
Escape, BBC1, 6.55pm.
WHY? Adaptation of DAVID
WALLIAMS’ children’s book
starring TOM COURTENAY
as a former World War Two
pilot with Alzheimer’s. With
help from his grandson, he’s
determined to leave his old
people’s home and fly again.
CBB HAS
THE LUXE
FACTOR
THE latest Celebrity Big
Brother is a day away – and will
be the most glamorous if its
budget is anything to go by.
Channel 5 bosses have
spent £250,000 refurbishing
the house with luxuries.
It kicks off with an all-female
cast, which includes BORIS
JOHNSON’s sister RACHEL,
above left, and Made In
Chelsea star ASHLEY JAMES,
above right, before men join
later. New features include a
£4,000 bath, designer grey
“pigeon” paint for the walls at
£100 a pot and a deluxe coffee
machine for the kitchen.
A show insider said:
“Producers pulled out all the
stops to make sure this year’s
house is the quirkiest and
plushest viewers and
housemates will have seen.
“This series is a special one,
given the fact only women will
be entering the house to start
with in a salute to the
centenary of women’s
suffrage. They wanted the
house to be a standout one.
“They wanted to make sure it
would be particularly
appealing for the women,
which meant they also added
in a new sauna.
“It’s going to be more like a
holiday trip to a hotel.”
It took 109 days to revamp
the house and install luxury
features. There are also 60
new cameras.
But housemates will only
have a chalkboard and chalk
to use when putting together
their shopping list.
That’s probably the least of
their worries.
soapbox
THE feud between love
rivals Chesney and Daniel
reaches boiling point in
CORONATION STREET.
Daniel winds up Chesney
by claiming he has footage of
their altercation in the
alleyway – and says he is
planning to play it at the stag
do in the Bistro.
Chesney races to prevent
the tape from being seen,
knocking over Beth, who
breaks her arm in the process.
Sinead is left appalled by
her groom-to-be’s behaviour
and wonders whether she
can go through with the
wedding after all.
Over on EMMERDALE, Tom
continues to deceive Debbie
and becomes evasive when
she questions him about his
new job.
It seems likely their
relationship will end in tears.
31
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CELEBS HAVE A CLEAROUT ... ON TV
MELODY TUMBLE
FLOORS LEMAR
LEMAR’s bid to win Dancing On Ice has a suffered
an early blow.
The singer’s pro dancing partner MELODY LE
MOAL has injured ligaments in training and is a doubt
for Sunday’s series opener.
An insider said: “Melody had a tumble during
rehearsals just before the Christmas break. She was rushed
to hospital and bosses have been keeping an eye on her in
the hope she’s back to her best for the opening show.
“They’ve got Estonian pro Maria Sergejeva waiting in the
wings should Melody not be well enough to perform.”
It’s a setback for Lemar, who was brought in after cricketer
MONTY PANESAR bowed out with a broken ankle. If there is
any justice in the world, Melody will recover.
bi
Colonic
irritation
EASTENDERS legends JUNE
BROWN and SID OWEN
are taking their new year
detox more seriously
than most – by having
colonic irrigation on a
new reality show.
The pair feature on ITV’s
100 Years Younger In 21
Days, which sees a bunch of
celebs
on
a
three-week
health drive in a bid to
knock a century off their
collective ages.
I can reveal the eightstrong line-up, above, also
includes
Happy
Mondays
SHAUN
RYDER,
frontman
former Emmerdale bad girl
CLAIRE
KING,
original
ROY
Catchphrase
host
actress
SHERRIE
WALKER,
Gogglebox’s
HEWSON,
SANDRA
MARTIN
and
astrologer RUSSELL GRANT.
The celebs will be shown
trying out various anti-ageing
treatments in what will be
some of reality telly’s most
outrageous scenes when it
airs early this year.
An insider said: “The show
is looking like it’s going to
be one of the craziest things
on telly in 2018.
“It’s a retreat but not one
which gives the celebrities an
easy ride by any means.
“Some of the procedures
are quite outlandish and
some
of
the
celebrities
struggled to cope at times.”
The
Sun
revealed
in
November that Albert Square
bit
N
HELEN SKELTOng
feared being stu e
to death in her Blu
She
Peter days. 000
said: “I had 12, e. It
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could have be .”
really dangerous
bi
bit
DEATH In Parad
star ARDAL O’H ise
LON has not heANfrom predecessard
KRIS MARSHA or
and reckons he LL
“keen to move was
on”
from the hit show
.
l
THE Voice mentor OLLY MURS has
admitted he would have been no
good on the show back in the day, when
he came runner-up on The X Factor.
Olly, right, said: “If you’d asked 2017
me, I’d say I’d have a really good chance
. . . but eight years ago, I didn’t have that
confidence and belief in myself.”
Judging by his cheeky demeanour,
you’d never have guessed it.
stalwart
June,
who
has
played Dot for more than 30
years, is splashed with urine
and has snails placed on her
face in one treatment said to
help turn back the clock.
It will be one of the most
off-the-wall
shows
since
Channel 5’s Celebrity Detox
Camp in 2003 which featured
comedian RICHARD BLACKWOOD, singer KIM WILDE,
socialite TAMARA BECKWITH
and Boyzone’s KEITH DUFFY
in a Thai spa going through
daily colonic irrigations over
a week.
Richard, who has since
joined the EastEnders cast,
blamed the show for ruining
his career at the time.
June has nothing to worry
about on that front.
HILL BACK ON CALL l
HARRY HILL could return to
his medical roots.
The funnyman, who trained
as a doctor, wants to make a
show that puts him back in
his hospital scrubs.
In an exclusive interview,
Harry said: “I think there
would be an interesting show
in me going back to it.
“All the other work will have
to dry up first – give me 18
months and I could be there.”
But while Harry is one of
our most recognisable
comedians, he still gets
mistaken for a UK terrorism
law expert called Max Hill QC.
Harry, whose show
Tea-Time returns to Sky1
tomorrow, said: “We are both
bald and wear glasses –
and that is where the
similarities end.
“On Wikipedia it also says I
am a brain surgeon . . . I’ve
never altered it.”
I don’t blame him.
HAIRY Biker DAVE
MYERS hopes his
ex-Strictly partner KAREN
CLIFTON and her dancer
husband KEVIN can get
through their reported
marriage woes.
The TV chef, who was
on Strictly in 2015, said:
“My family spent a lot of
time with Karen and
Kevin. They are really
great people and I hope
they are OK.”
l Netflix hints Friends will be on its UK streaming service
l Fans call for full series of Alan Carr’s The Price Is Right
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DAILY
FETISH CLUBS ATTRACT
Jodie, 26
6It was naughty but
I felt empowered7
HOSPITALITY manager Jodie Rigby had
sex with a “hot” Irish rugby player in
central London fetish club Le Boudoir. She
is single and lives in Preston. She says:
I joined Killing Kittens because I was
curious to see what a party was like. Once
you sign up you’re put into a forum so you
can talk to other like-minded people and
share your fantasies.
I met a hot Irish rugby player. He was 31
and told me about his experiences.
He introduced me to a mixed group online
who had gone to sex clubs and I wanted to
make sure he wasn’t just being sleazy by
trying to convince me to go with him.
The group helped put my mind at ease.
They told me most fetish parties are like normal nightclubs but with a twist and we
decided to go as a group of 20 to London sex
club Le Boudoir.
I was nervous as I entered the club but it
was also empowering.
There was a main nightclub and then dark
corridors leading to different rooms.
I was petrified by some of the kinkier stuff
that was going on and politely
declined to join in.
But when me and the
hot Irish guy found a
private room, I didn’t
hold back. The room
was empty but for a red
bed. We took off our
clothes and had sex.
It was naughty,
exciting and a great
experience. I felt
empowered and
I’d definitely
go back.
6
7
Hannah, 25
6Whatever your kink
is, they will do it7
MUM-OF-TWO and barmaid Hannah
Cheetham is a regular at fetish clubs like
Antichrist in North London. She lives with
her partner and their children Daisy, five
months, and Willow, two, in Stoke on Trent.
She says:
I love how I can go from being an ordinary
mum of two who works in a small country
pub to a submissive at these spectacularly
deviant events.
I’ve been going to fetish events for about
six years. It started when I was just 19. I went
to a small local event and after that I was
addicted. I love them because you can let go
and explore things you never knew existed.
In Club Antichrist you can pay a female
dominatrix to live your fantasy – be it a foot
fetish or a desire to be smothered in baked
beans.
Whatever your kink is, they will do it.
Nothing will shock.
I’ve had sexual encounters that I will never
forget. Other times it’s been exhilarating to
be a voyeur and observe what’s going on.
Fortunately, my partner is
fine with it and he will
sometimes come along
with me and be actively
involved.
Most of the time
you’re
discovering
new things about
yourself you never
knew possible.
After, you can
take off your latex
and go back to
your quiet life,
until
the
next time.
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Emmerald, 27
6Fetish clubs are a great escapism7
SECRETARY Emmerald Barwise loves
ditching her nine-to-five attire for
latex. Emerald, who is single and lives
in Stockport, says:
My friend was going to the
Sexhibition
erotic
festival
in
Manchester and invited me along.
As soon as I walked in and saw people
dressed up in latex and casually walking
around in thongs and suspenders,
I thought it was amazing.
Some people might think fetish clubs
are dangerous, but they’re safer than
regular clubs for women when it comes
to drunk men trying it on with you.
There are strict rules and someone
can get kicked out if they touch you without your permission.
I’ve never done anything sexual at a
fetish club yet. I used to go along with
my now ex-boyfriend but we didn’t meet
anyone we were both attracted to.
I’m bisexual so sometimes we’d meet
girls who weren’t really into girls and just
wanted my ex. That wouldn’t work for
me, they’d have to be more into me than
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him. Our relationship recently came to
an end so I am now single and looking
forward to going to the clubs on my own.
These types of clubs have loads of
gorgeous girls at them who are open to
new experiences, so it’s a win-win situation. It’s not something I’d discuss with
my family but they know I go.
Fetish clubs are a great escapism. You
can ditch your nine-to-five attire for latex
without getting judged. Or you could
walk around naked and no one would
bat an eyelid. What’s not to love?
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Katy, 25
6I need to get this
out of my system7
MOBILE barber Katy Roocroft admits latex
is a big turn-on for her. Katy, who is single
and lives in Bury, says:
I’ve been to Killing Kittens and Le We club
in Paris. I ended up accidentally going to a
sex club with my ex-boyfriend on a romantic
trip in Paris after we asked the taxi driver to
take us somewhere a bit different.
We didn’t take part in anything. He was
embarrassed but I was intrigued. It became an
obsession of mine and we split up soon after.
I attended Killing Kittens in the UK this
summer and fell in love with the excitement of
it all. I loved the freedom it gives me to dress as
whatever I want. Everybody is free and sexual
boundaries don’t exist.
You’ll find all sorts there. I watched a lot of
people having sex and sometimes they made
eye contact with me. The performance was
part of the turn-on for them.
I love dressing up in outfits such as latex catsuits and latex lingerie with a robe over the
top and becoming a sexier version of myself.
Latex is a big turn-on for me, the sound of
it or the feel of it under your fingers. It’s the
sexiest thing you can wear.
I told my parents about my hobby and
they’re quite relaxed about it. I need to
get this all out of my system while I’m
young, before I’m married, so I don’t
have a midlife crisis.
Everyone should go
to a fetish club at
least once. There
is nothing quite
like it.
TELLY TOTTY: Set your alarm for
9pm tonight to see hunky James
Norton – tipped to be the next Bond
– slip into a suit for gangster drama
McMafia on BBC One.
Oh hi! . . .
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GOLDEN GIRLS: Bravo to Brit
actresses Claire Foy, Judi Dench
and Helen Mirren who are up for
gongs at this Sunday’s glamorous
Golden Globe Awards.
for women
FETISH clubs were once seen as
seedy hangouts for sweaty old
swingers – but they are changing.
Members’ club Killing Kittens –
which organises sex parties “for the
world’s sexual elite” – says 72 per
cent of its 100,000 members are
now women.
Emma Sayle, the club’s boss, says:
“Twelve years ago, when we
started, our members were mostly
couples, so there was a 50-50
gender split. That’s changed and
there’s been a huge spike in single
girls coming through the doors.”
Sex expert Dr Louise Mazanti
adds: “It’s wonderful when women
feel more empowered and play with
their desires and fantasies by going
to these sorts of clubs.
“But it’s really important to do it in
a conscious way. Ask yourself why
you’re doing it. Obviously you want
to have fun. But what else?
“Are you trying to please a
partner? Are you performing for
yourself or anyone else?
“Be careful about your boundaries
and don’t do anything that makes
you feel uncomfortable.”
Here, five women tell GEORGETTE
CULLEY about their experiences.
6I don’t mind having
audience for sex7
MANCHESTER sales advisor Rachel Halsall
has slept with women aged 20 to 45 in fetish
clubs. She is in a long-term relationship with
mechanic Ben Myers, 25. She says:
LUCKILY, my boyfriend is accepting of my
passion and love for fetish clubs. He used
to come with me and get involved but he’s
quite vanilla and doesn’t like dressing up, so
it’s not really his thing.
I’m always honest and will tell him when I get
with someone. We have rules, though. I’m not
allowed to get with other men. That’s fine.
Being from a small town in Manchester, it’s
hard to meet women and there’s a lot of
weirdos on fetish websites. It’s totally different
in the clubs. I’ve been to Torture Garden, Kage,
Fire and Zara DuRose and I always turn up
hoping for a sexual experience.
Normally it will happen spontaneously. One
minute, I’ll be talking to a girl – the next, she’s
leading me to a play room to have sex.
Sometimes there’s an audience, which I
don’t mind as long as nobody touches without
permission. I’ve slept with women my own
age, younger and in their mid-forties.
They usually have very normal
jobs. Loads of people lead
seemingly normal lives and
never reveal their kinky
side.
I love the fetish
community and venues.
It’s exciting. Fashion
has motivated the
move toward women
going, and there’s the
fact many people
grow up in closeted
upbringings. I love it.
See you, bye . . .
7
Rachel, 23
WORK WIVES: Ugh, back to work
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Brew, anyone?
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January, please refrain from beach
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I HAVE to disagree the
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I couldn’t wait to
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PATRICIA WALTERS
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THE nationwide drunk tanks idea
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AMBER TAYLER
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ALL
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now don’t know what sex they
are.
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building blocks are sexist, as
they are aimed at boys.
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dolls, as they are aimed at
girls. Why has this country
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Helsby, Cheshire
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could surprise you in all of the right ways.
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Not many people have seen this iron-willed side of you – and
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are free to fall in love, the cleverest person you ever met turns
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MARIA? NOW, TRY TO REST
AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
Dear Deidre
OUR best friends live close to
our daughter and have told
us she and her partner have
a very volatile relationship.
The trouble is they swore
us to secrecy – so how do we
sort this out without breaking
our friends’ trust?
My wife and I moved to the
coast three years ago. Our
daughter and her partner live
in our old family home. On a
recent visit she seemed her
usual self, though she was
drinking almost non-stop
from lunchtime.
Our old neighbours, who
are close friends, took us out
for dinner that night and told
us about the problems.
I am worried sick about the
drinking, the abusive
relationship and our
daughter covering it up.
She is 29, while my wife
and I are in our fifties.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Safety
can rightly overrule
secrecy. Tell your daughter
you are worried for her wellbeing and the obvious
stress she is under.
Suggest she stay with you
for a break – without her
partner there.
Don’t sound critical about
her drinking but cosset her,
say you love her and are
there with your
unconditional support.
HUSBAND
WAS WITH
HIS LOVER
FOR XMAS
TRY TO
REST? WITH
A BABY?
ARE YOU
KIDDING?
CHERRY, IF YOU’RE NOT
TOO BUSY TODAY, COULD
YOU LOOK IN ON MARIA? I
THINK SHE COULD DO
WITH CHEERING UP
OF COURSE, KIT. THAT’S
WHAT SISTERS ARE FOR.
JUST LEAVE IT WITH ME
Dear Deidre
MY husband spent four days
over Christmas with his lover,
ruining our family plans.
We are both 59 and have
been married for 40 years,
with two daughters. He’s had
several affairs over the years,
the first when I was pregnant
with our second daughter.
He blamed my lack of interest
in the bedroom.
Five years ago he started a
business, taking trips abroad.
Eventually I found out he was
seeing an ex-colleague. Time
and again he would stay with
her, then come back to me.
When he’s away he texts
and calls, saying he loves me.
My friends say he’ll never
change but I want a normal
family life and happy
retirement. I want to fight for
us because I still love him.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Your
husband is self-centred and
chooses to be blind to the
impact on you. He says he
loves you but his actions
say he loves himself more.
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and your dream of a happy
retirement together is a
fantasy right now. Stop
fighting reality and start
taking care of yourself, with
your children’s support.
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. . . WHAT MARIA
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SHAKE. KIT IS FAR
TOO PATIENT,
LETTING HER SIT
AROUND FEELING
SORRY FOR
HERSELF . . .
Fab sex but is
he using me?
Dear Deidre
I AM having amazing sex
with a friend and I am
starting to fall for him big
time – but I’m worried he
sees me just as an easy bit
on the side.
We met four years ago. I was 21,
he was 24. We worked together
and would hang out at weekends,
watch movies, eat takeaways, share
secrets and have a laugh.
It always led to us having sex,
though we both agreed it was just
a bit of fun and a friends-withbenefits arrangement.
Then I met a guy I thought was
really fit and we started a relationship. Not long afterwards, my
friend started a relationship too.
This time last year, my partner
broke up with me and I was
heartbroken.
I had too much to drink one
night and sent my old FWB a text.
He came straight back saying he
was now single too and we
arranged to meet up the following
evening.
It felt so easy and comfortable
and we had sex again, just like
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old times. The next day it hit me
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been all along.
We met twice the next week and
the sex was amazing. We talked
and he said it hurt him when I
got with my partner — and he
wished he’d told me his feelings
and tried to get me back. I had no
idea he felt that way.
But that was a month ago. He
now seems a bit distant and has
been talking about how he is happily single even though his mates
are all settling down. I was going
Dear Deidre
and I lasted just a few minutes.
I am really scared I will be a
flop as a husband.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Casual sex
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wanting to do the same. I
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I CONSTANTLY check my
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He’s sensible but I’m really
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I have another son who’s 13.
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to tell him how I feel about him
but now I wonder if he just sees
me as his FWB after all and takes
me for granted.
Is he saying he’s OK being
single to get even with me, or
does he just want to be friends
with benefits and no more?
I don’t know whether to push
for an explanation, wait and see if
he wants more in a month or so,
or walk away before I get seriously hurt.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: He may seem to be
drawing back because you have given
him no sign that you are interested in
any more than casual sex, or see him
as anything more than a fall-back.
You have a second chance but this
time you both have to be brave enough
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FIFTH TEST 2TODAYS
GO
THERE is no reason why
Alastair
Cook
cannot
become the most capped
Test
cricketer
and
greatest run scorer in
the history of the game.
He demonstrated in Melbourne the desire, skill and
fitness
to
continue
churning out runs for
years to come.
Cook’s 244 not out in
the
Fourth
Test
proved those who
questioned
his
commitment
were
talking nonsense.
And people who
reckon his performance was somehow devalued because
England had already lost
The Ashes were also 100
per cent wrong. They
have no clue about Australian cricket mentality.
The Aussies were busting
a gut to secure a 5-0 whitewash. There is no such
thing
in
cricket
Down
Under as taking the foot
off the gas.
So, yes, Cook’s innings
was
meaningful
and
magnificent. The pitch was
sluggish,
which
neutralised bowlers from
both teams, but there’s no
way
Australia’s
attack
were not trying as hard
as they did in the first
three Tests.
Hopefully,
Cook’s
marathon effort will
confirm in his mind
he can play for several
more years. He is currently
BAT’S SO MUCH
BETTER . . . Cook
celebrates his double
ton at the MCG
THE CAP
FITS FOR
TOM
present
I WAS thrilled to be asked to e the
Tom Curran with his cap befor
start of the Fourth Test.
y
Like Tom, I was a young Surre
nt for
bowler called up as a replaceme my
made
I
when
an Ashes tour
England debut in 1970-71.
of
I spoke to him about the pride
me it
pulling on an England cap. To
Tom
tell
t
was the pinnacle — I didn’ to South
but I snubbed a rebel tour
World
Africa and Kerry Packer’s se I
Series Cricket money becau
wanted only to play for England.
I
I did mention that two days after
dinner
joined the England bowlers for e of
coupl
a
in 2015, complete with
went out
bottles of Rioja, Stuar t Broad quite
do
and took 8-15! Tom didn’t promise.
of
y
plent
ed
show
that but he
Aussie aggro does
not bother Jimmy
JIMMY ANDERSON does not care From JOHN ETHERIDGE in Sydney
what the Aussies think of him as Shane Warne said Anderson looked to
he continues to attract anger and be gouging the ball with his thumb
aggro.
nail during last week’s drawn Test in
In the past week, Anderson has
been criticised for questioning the
depth of Australia’s bowling attack
and
incorrectly
accused
of
ball
tampering during the Fourth Test.
But the England bowler is more
worried about trying to help England
win the final Ashes clash this week
than upsetting the locals.
He said: “I was just
speaking factually about
Australia’s
bowling
reserves. I wasn’t trying
to slag off anyone. I
just spoke my mind.
“I don’t care what
people think of me.
“If people want to
get het up about some
pretty dull comment I
made about their bowling attack, it’s fine. You’ve
got to have a thick skin
playing over here.”
TV commentators such as
Melbourne.
Anderson added: “It’s ridiculous but
what we’ve come to expect. I was getting dirt off the ball. They’d watered
the square so the foot holes on old
wickets had mud. I went to
the umpires to make sure
they were happy with it.
“I’d feel disappointed if
we didn’t get a win on this
trip. We’ve played well at
times in all four Tests. It
would mean so much to
the lads if we could win
the final Test.”
l BEN STOKES will be
removed from England’s
squad for the five onedayers against Australia.
The all-rounder cannot
play for his country while
waiting to hear if he will be
charged over a brawl in Bristol in September. Dawid Malan
is likely to take his place.
FIFTH TEST
TO FINISH AS
A DRAW
7/2
TOUGH
COOKIE
He can top Tendulkar record
Bob
FORMER ENGLAND CAPTAIN
3,965 runs behind Sachin
Tendulkar’s record of 15,921.
So Cook could reach that
figure in around four years’
time. It is amazing to think,
even though he was only 33
on Christmas Day, he has
already played 151 Tests.
Tendulkar played the last
of his 200 at the age of 40.
Some people might think
Cook surpassing the little
Indian master’s number is
pie in the sky, but it is
clearly not impossible. Only
Willis
GIVES HIS EXCLUSIVE VERDICT
Cook — and maybe Joe Root
—
among
the
England
players is capable of playing
an innings lasting more than
ten hours.
It combined concentration
with stamina. No matter
what was happening, he just
went on and on.
Perhaps the most notable
aspect was the number of
shots
down
the
ground.
Check the wagon wheel. You
normally think of Cook as a
batsman who plays mainly
in association
square of the wicket with
cuts and nudges off his hip.
But his straight driving was
immaculate.
England, though, face a big
dilemma over Moeen Ali in
the Fifth Test on Wednesday.
He’s endured a desperate
tour and I don’t know if he
can cling on to his place.
Moeen’s hardly looked like
taking a wicket and, with
the bat, Australia’s formula
is pretty straightforward —
bowl him a few bouncers
and wait for him to get out
to Nathan Lyon’s off-spin at
the other end.
Lyon has dismissed him
six times out of seven.
Moeen hardly bowled on
day five, when Root would
have wanted him to have a
big impact. Root himself and
Dawid Malan, a couple of
part-time spinners, looked
more likely to strike.
England probably want to
give Mason Crane a debut in
Sydney this week. But, if
they believe the pitch will
turn enough to play Crane,
they will want to retain
Moeen as a second spinner.
If they simply swap Crane
for Moeen, that would mean
Chris Woakes batting at No 7,
which is too high especially
if Mitchell Starc has recovered from his heel injury.
An alternative would be to
bring in Crane for Tom
Curran.
That would be tough on
the Surrey bowler after just
one Test and I’m not sure
England can afford to field
only three seamers.
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BETTING: 11-8 Billy Hicks, 13-8 Yalltari, 10-3 Here’s Herbie, 33 Zulu Oscar
1.50
BILLY WILLIAMS MEMORIAL NH MAIDEN HURDLE (4);
£4,549; 2m 2f 111yds.
(10 runners)
1
1 CONINGSBY 29 Tom Lacey 5-11-4................................. Mr T O’Brien (5) —
2
60 FARMER LAD 40 N Hawke 5-11-4...................................... S Houlihan (7) —
3
52/48 IT’S OBVIOUS 12 D Pipe 6-11-4 ......................................... T Scudamore 90
4
9UF1-69 JABBEA 23 Mrs K Sanderson 6-11-4 ..................................... D G Noonan —
5
10-2 RUN TO MILAN 24 (H) V Dartnall 6-11-4 ............................. N Scholfield 98
6
66 SIZING CUSIMANO 18 C Tizzard 5-11-4 ................................... S Bowen 80
7
1-4 STORM CONTROL 38 Kerry Lee 5-11-4 ......................... Jamie Moore l99
8
7 TURANGI 38 P Hobbs 6-11-4 ......................................... T Cheesman (5) 93
9
0 WILLIE MCLOVIN 24 C J Gray 6-11-4 ...................................... M G Nolan —
10
8/25F NEETSIDE 11 David Dennis 6-10-11 ............................................. L Aspell —
BETTING: 9-4 Turangi, Storm Control, 5 Coningsby, Run To Milan, Sizing Cusiman
2.25
HARTNOLL HOTEL HANDICAP CHASE (3); value to
the winner £11,394; 3m.
(10 runners)
1
2/2721- LOWER HOPE DANDY 300 (CD) Miss V Williams 11-12-0 C Deutsch (3) —
2
5231P-4 DAWSON CITY 37 P Gundry 9-11-13 ............................... S Houlihan (7) 98
3
-523222 RESOLUTION BAY 26 P Hobbs 6-11-12................................. M G Nolan 97
4
53311/P STEEL SUMMIT 23 (D) David Dennis 9-11-11 ............................. L Aspell —
5
285-P62 SOLOMN GRUNDY 30 N Mulholland 8-11-9.......................... R T Dunne 85
6
5P3/3P1 WESTERN CLIMATE 26 (D) T H Weston 9-11-7....................... S Bowen 92
7
PP7-512 YOU SAY WHAT 24 (P,T;CD) D Pipe 8-11-6 ..................... T Scudamore 92
8
2PF1-24 CASTARNIE 36 (P;BF,CD) R Walford 10-11-2.................. James Best l99
9
PF-9P63 FEAR GLIC 16 Miss J Du Plessis 12-10-9 ............................ D G Noonan 85
10 F4-2751 HANSUPFORDETROIT 10 (T;D) B J Llewellyn 13-10-3 .......... D Crosse 93
BETTING: 4 Resolution Bay, 9-2 Castarnie, Hansupfordetroit, 6 You Say What
FAIRYHOUSE
12.20
HAPPY NEW YEAR MAIDEN HURDLE; value to the
winner €8,007; 2m 4f.
(15 runners)
1
2/0P0-8 CAPPACON 22 O McKiernan 10-11-12................................ B Browne (5) —
2
416- CATWALK KING 249 (TH) Miss E Doyle 6-11-12 ...................... D Meyler —
3
4 COTE TETE 15 (TH) N Meade 6-11-12 .......................... Jonathan Moore —
4
9FP46-P DONT STOP 63 Peter Fahey 8-11-12 .............................. Jonathan Burke —
5
22-2P90 DRIMSREE LAD 16 (T) D A McLoughlin 7-11-12........ Mr L O’Carroll (7) —
6
0- EUSEBIUS 309 M M Lynch 6-11-12 ..................................... L P Dempsey —
7
325 MONSTROSITY 46 N Meade 6-11-12 ................................. S W Flanagan —
8
9 THEATRE WORLD 217 Peter Fahey 6-11-12 .................... R M Short (7) 75
9
135 THERMISTOCLES 122 (BF,D) Joseph P O’Brien 6-11-12... J J Slevin l99
10
5 CALL A CAB 15 P A Fahy 5-11-9 ............................................. M P Walsh 73
11
1-16 DORTMUND PARK 23 (TH) G Elliott 5-11-9 ........................ D N Russell 97
12
7 FALAK 58 G Elliott 5-11-9 ................................................. K M Donoghue 72
13
50 FR GILLIGANSVOYGE 29 John G Carr 5-11-9 ........................ D Hand (7) —
14
0 MISTY HOLLOW 23 (HH) E Cawley 5-11-9 .................. C D Timmons (3) —
15 F2B2-21 BANG BANG ROSIE 33 W P Mullins 6-11-5 ........................... D E Mullins —
BETTING: 13-8 Bang Bang Rosie, 3 Dortmund Park, 4 Call A Cab, 5 Thermistocles
12.55
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS AT FAIRYHOUSE MARES
MAIDEN HURDLE; €8,007; 2m 2f.
(14 runners)
1
87-7 AMYBELL 6 S Wilson 6-11-7 ............................................ Jonathan Burke —
2
45/34-6 GOAHEADMAKEMYDAY 22 (P,T) Thomas Foley 8-11-7 ....... J J Slevin 88
3
146-422 MARTELLO PARK 23 (P;BF) Ms Margaret Mullins 6-11-7 ...... D E Mullins l99
4
O’GRADYS GIRL L P Cusack 6-11-7 .................................... B Browne (5) —
5
1164-3 REDHOTFILLYPEPPERS 36 (H;D) W P Mullins 6-11-7 ... Mr D Dunsdon —
6
3320-13 SASSY DIVA 23 (T) Shane Crawley 7-11-7 ..................... K M Donoghue 92
7 700PPPP TORTUEUSE 18 (P) Mrs A Mooney 11-11-7 .......................... D Hand (7) 77
8
-669205 WINGS LIKE ARION 6 Mrs J Harrington 6-11-7 .................... R M Power 80
9
2-126 BIDDY THE BOSS 36 G Cromwell 5-11-5........................... S W Flanagan —
10
0 EJAYTEEKAY 6 G Cromwell 5-11-5............................................. D Meyler —
11
70 END PLAY 33 A A Howard 5-11-5..................................... S D Torrens (7) —
12
0 FIESTA FOREVER 30 Shane Crawley 5-11-5 ......................... R C Colgan —
13
3217 MOONLIGHT ESCAPE 36 G Elliott 5-11-5 ............................. D N Russell —
14
075P TARA MIA 6 (T) T Gibney 5-11-5................................... Jonathan Moore 79
BETTING: 11-8 Martello Park, 2 Redhotfillypeppers, 8 Sassy Diva, Wings Like Arion
1.30
DONNELLY PROVIDERS RATOATH HCAP HURDLE;
winner €10,164; 2m.
(8 runners)
1
40-4718 OSCARS DEN 43 (T;BF,D) T M Walsh 10-11-10 ................. Ms K Walsh 90
2
3386750 DRAYCOTT PLACE 15 (T) J Ryan 9-11-7 ................. Mr E P O’Brien (7) 97
3
P0-P59U LILSHANE 25 (CD) T P O’Connor 10-11-6 .................. K J Brouder (7) l99
4
11/50-9 LUCKYINMILAN 22 O McKiernan 9-11-3 ..................... Mr J W Reilly (7) 85
5
543-360 DEFINITE EARL 176 (T;D) E Cawley 10-10-11............. C D Timmons (3) —
6
226633P CLUAN DARA 5 (BH) J Ryan 6-10-10 ................................... D E Mullins 89
7
29/F53- BETTATOGETHER 248 (TH) G Elliott 9-10-8.............. L A McKenna (7) 98
8
555/0-7 CORRI LINDO 224 (H,T) A J Martin 8-10-6 ............................... D Meyler 90
BETTING: 15-8 Bettatogether, 5-2 Oscars Den, 6 Corri Lindo, Cluan Dara
2.05
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JOIN FAIRYHOUSE MEMBERS CLUB HCAP HURDLE
(80-109); €8,007; 2m 7f 110yds.
(14 runners)
311-5P4
-475160
554-305
47-1841
R5-2F6P
-162544
07-4321
2-313P5
0-56P24
10-0890
PAPER LANTERN 31 (P,T) K Thornton 9-11-12 Mr L J McGuinness (7) 86
FLORAMAR 23 C O’Dwyer 6-11-8 ...................................... R A Doyle (5) 93
TWO IN ONE 50 J P Dempsey 7-11-8................................. L P Dempsey 93
PATRICKS PARK 72 W P Mullins 7-11-7 ......................... Mr P W Mullins —
FLEMENSTORM 6 (H,T;CD) E Cawley 10-11-2............ C D Timmons (3) —
WEE SMALL HOURS 23 (T) D A McLoughlin 9-11-0 ............ D Hand (7) 96
GLENABO BRIDGE 23 (T) O McKiernan 7-10-13.............. B Browne (5) 97
RARE LEGEND 6 (P) J J Hanlon 11-10-10 .................... Jonathan Burke 96
CHER WHY NOT 32 T Doyle 6-10-7 ............................... M P Burke (5) l99
HEATHER MOTH 23 (BH) M Phelan 6-10-5....................... I J McCarthy 85
TEMPLEGATE
12.40 ........Show On The Road
1.15...............................Yalltari
1.50..............Sizing Cusimano
2.25 ...................You Say What
3.00 ................Report To Base
3.35 ........................Lord Bryan
4.05 ........Summit Like Herbie
TOM PEPPER
12.40 ................Another Crick
1.15 ...................Here’s Herbie
1.50 ..................Storm Control
2.25 ................Solomn Grundy
3.00..............................Valhalla
3.35........................Cap Horner
4.05 ........Summit Like Herbie
nTIC-TAC: R-H undulating of 2m, with 11 fences to a circuit and a 170yd run-in.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): P Hobbs 42-220, D Pipe 29-210, C Tizzard 24167, Mrs S Gardner 18-128. THIS SEASON: C Tizzard 5, E Williams 5, Mrs S Gardner
4. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): N Scholfield 23-187, T Scudamore 21-151, James
Best 16-161, Lucy Gardner 16-97. THIS SEASON: Lucy Gardner 3, T Scudamore 2.
nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Lord Bryan (3.35). Round trip of 420 miles. nLIVE ON RUK
3.00
PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING AT 188BET BEGINNERS’
CHASE (3); £11,047; 2m 1f 109yds.
(3 runners)
1
P2PP-46 PHOBIAPHILIAC 53 (H) Nicky Martin 7-10-12......................... M Griffiths —
2
1225-82 REPORT TO BASE 24 E Williams 6-10-12................................. A Wedge 85
3
168-33F VALHALLA 51 (T) C Tizzard 8-10-12............................... T Scudamore l99
BETTING: 5-6 Report To Base, Evens Valhalla, 66 Phobiaphiliac
3.35
LINN HUNTER HANDICAP CHASE (4); value to the
winner £7,473; 2m 3f.
(7 runners)
1
12P0-77 ALLEE BLEUE 48 P Hobbs 8-12-4 .................................... S Houlihan (7) 91
2
1941U/3 LE BOIZELO 24 R Walford 7-12-3 ......................................... James Best 85
3
2P-P631 LORD BRYAN 23 (T;D) P Bowen 7-11-12.................................. S Bowen 97
4
221-835 DANCE FLOOR KING 35 (CD) N Mitchell 11-11-9 .......... N Scholfield l99
5
631-9B3 MAJOR HINDRANCE 23 Henry Oliver 8-11-8........................... D Crosse 95
6
-335P1P CAP HORNER 2 J W Mullins 6-11-7...................................D Sansom (7) 91
7
03-5635 DRAGON’S DEN 169 (T;C) Miss J Du Plessis 11-11-3 .............. L Aspell 98
BETTING: 9-4 Lord Bryan, 5-2 Dance Floor King, 4 Major Hindrance, Dragon’s Den
4.05
DEVON COUNTY SHOW MAIDEN OPEN NH FLAT
RACE (5); winner £2,274; 2m 1f.
(7 runners)
1
MICKEYSMATEDUSTY M B Shears 6-11-5 ..................... Mr R Dingle (7) —
2
SPRINGCOMBE JOE W G M Turner 6-11-5 ....................... T Greatrex (7) —
3
SUMMIT LIKE HERBIE N Twiston-Davies 6-11-5 ................. J Savage (7) —
4
DAWN’S LITTLE LADY Miss S Robinson 6-10-12................... L Edwards —
5
MRS MIGGINS D Pipe 5-10-12............................................. T Scudamore —
6
8 FRANCE DU LUKKA 16 Miss J Du Plessis 4-10-0 ............... James Best 97
7
56 RIGHTEOUS RIVER 32 W G M Turner 4-10-0 .............. S Houlihan (7) l99
BETTING: 11-4 Mrs Miggins, 7-2 Dawn’s Little Lady, 5 Summit Like Herbie
GOING: SOFT TO HEAVY
EAMONN HAMES
12.20 ..............Dortmund Park
12.55 .................Martello Park
1.30 .......................Oscars Den
2.05 ...................Patricks Park
2.40.......SUTTON PLACE (nap)
3.15 ................Fire In His Eyes
3.45 ........................Clinton Hill
TOM PEPPER
12.20 ................................Falak
12.55.......Redhotfillypeppers
1.30.............................Lilshane
2.05............................Floramar
2.40 .............................Kemboy
3.15 ...............Stoughan Cross
3.45 ....................Fullasthesea
nTIC-TAC: Right-handed course of 2m with a 250yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS
(2013-2018): W P Mullins 88-346, G Elliott 64-443, N Meade 24-237, Mrs J Harrington
14-150. THIS SEASON: G Elliott 10, W P Mullins 5, D A McLoughlin 2. nTOP JOCKEYS
(2013-2018): D N Russell 28-193, R M Power 23-162, M P Walsh 22-205, D E Mullins 17145. THIS SEASON: D N Russell 6, D Hand 2, R M Power 2. nJACKPOT: 3-6. PLACEPOT: 1-6. nTRAINERFAX: W P Mullins won 3.45 in 2008, 2009 & 2017. nLIVE ON ATR
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0040P8 VELLUTATO 23 W J Martin 5-10-1..................................... S W Flanagan 98
12 4360059 GLASSON LAD 32 (B) Mrs A Mooney 11-9-11 ..................... R C Colgan 90
13 6998375 MYSTIC EMBARR 23 (B) D Broad 7-9-11............................. D E Mullins 95
14 7R05500 OH’HEREWEGO 23 (P) V T O’Brien 9-9-11.................. Jonathan Moore 93
BETTING: 7-4 Patricks Park, 6 Glenabo Bridge, Wee Small Hours, 8 Cher Why Not
2.40
FOLLOW FAIRYHOUSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA BEGINNERS
CHASE; winner €8,624; 2m 5f.
(8 runners)
1
17F-1 AN CAISTEAL NUADH 176 G Elliott 7-11-12......................... D N Russell —
2
1040860 BECTIVE CAVE 6 (T) Matthew J Smith 10-11-12 ................ S Shortall (3) —
3
14/03-7 FAIRLY LEGAL 23 Robert Tyner 8-11-12 ............................ L P Dempsey —
4
0050-P8 HOLD ONTO YOUR HAT 32 (P) O McKiernan 7-11-12 . B Browne (5) l99
5
1257- KEMBOY 248 W P Mullins 6-11-12.......................................... D E Mullins —
6
011357- NICOLE’S MILAN 260 Sean Aherne 7-11-12 ..................... S W Flanagan —
7
522/21- PYLONTHEPRESSURE 368 W P Mullins 8-11-12.................. D J Mullins —
8
11/11P- SUTTON PLACE 249 (T) G Elliott 7-11-12................................ M P Walsh —
BETTING: 4-6 Sutton Place, 3 Kemboy, 5 Pylonthepressure, An Caisteal Nuadh
3.15
BOYLESPORTS £500,000 IRISH NATIONAL APRIL 2
HCAP CHASE; €12,320; 3m 1f.
(13 runners)
1
3212-U1 WHITE ARM 22 (P,T;CD) A J Martin 9-11-11 ......................... M P Walsh 90
2
1P5-434 FIRE IN HIS EYES 15 (T) G Elliott 7-11-7 ..................... L A McKenna (7) 85
3
3111246 SWINGBRIDGE 50 (P,T;BF,D) G Elliott 10-11-5................... D N Russell 88
4
33-34PP GEORGES CONN 15 J Ryan 10-11-3............................... P E Corbett (3) 96
5
PS544-4 TOUBALOO 15 Andrew Lee 10-11-3 ..................................... D E Mullins 92
6
1P313F6 UNE LAVANDIERE 29 N Meade 7-11-3 ......................... S W Flanagan l99
7
816-PB4 CLONTARF 33 (P,T;C) D A McLoughlin 9-11-1 ............. K M Donoghue 98
8
P21-612 FLYNSINI 22 (BF) P M Cloke 10-10-12 ..................................... J J Slevin 88
9
416P-5P STOUGHAN CROSS 5 (BH,T) T Gibney 9-10-12 ........ Jonathan Moore 95
10
43/385- ZEKARYA 269 (P,T) J J Hanlon 12-10-9 ....................... Jonathan Burke 96
11 P340007 CAPTURE THE DRAMA 6 (CD) Aengus King 10-10-5...... B Browne (5) 97
12 6F4-421 A HARDY NAILER 23 Robert Tyner 9-10-3 ......................... L P Dempsey —
13 7575PP- FERGIETHELEGEND 249 (B;D) John G Carr 12-9-10 ..... C Meehan (5) 90
BETTING: 3 Swingbridge, 4 Flynsini, White Arm, 8 A Hardy Nailer, Une Lavandiere
3.45
JOIN US IN JANUARY PRO/AM FLAT RACE; winner
€6,160; 2m.
(6 runners)
1
BUGSY SIEGEL (TH) N Meade 6-12-0 .............................. Ms N Carberry —
2
CLINTON HILL W P Mullins 7-12-0 ................................... Mr P W Mullins —
3
56- YOUNG BORU 548 Patrick Martin 7-12-0 ......................... L P Gilligan (7) —
4
22 DUNVEGAN 22 P A Fahy 5-11-12.................................... Mr C Fahy (7) l99
5
1- FULLASTHESEA 289 G Elliott 5-11-12 .................................. Mr J J Codd —
6
MORNING ECHO (TH) J M Barrett 6-11-7 ..................... Mr R Deegan (7) —
BETTING: 11-10 Fullasthesea, 11-8 Clinton Hill, 6 Bugsy Siegel, 7 Dunvegan
12.25
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8-8
8-09
5-84
0/P5
NOVICE HURDLE (Class 4); winner
£4,809; 2m 3f.
(8 runners)
12.25....................................................Dieg Man
1.00........................................Nautical Twilight
1.35 .................................................Three Ways
2.10...........................................Kalahari Queen
2.45..............................................Ramonex (nb)
3.20 ...............................................Red Danaher
BLOTTOS 24 Mrs S Smith 6-11-8 ........................ D Cook
DIEG MAN 34 N Mulholland 5-11-8 ............ N P Madden
BIG THUNDER 4 (PH) M Hammond 8-11-2 Mr J Wright (7)
GRIMTHORPE 13 Miss T Jackson 7-11-2........... A Nicol
MISSION TRIO 31 (PH) P Holmes 6-11-2. J Kington (3)
TAKE EM OUT 32 (T) T Vaughan 6-11-2 ........... A Johns
TEALS LAD 446 L James 9-11-2 ................. G Lavery (7)
CHOCOLAT NOIR 13 M Todhunter 5-10-9 ..... H Brooke
TOM PEPPER
Take Em Out l 99, Blottos 75.
4-5 Dieg Man, 7-4 Blottos, 10 Take Em Out, Chocolat Noir
1.00
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5234
58-P
34-6
3243060
469230P
996F
43/P
-76P
12.25....................................................Dieg Man
1.00..................................................Civil Unrest
1.35 .................................................Three Ways
2.10............................................Banrion Scairp
2.45.......................................................Weyburn
3.20..........................................Panis Angelicus
HANDICAP HURDLE (4); winner
£4,809; 2m.
(12 runners)
CIVIL UNREST 32 (B;D) J Ewart 12-12-0......... R Turner (7)
TODAY PLEASE 42 (D) H Oliver 8-11-12...... J Dixon (7)
INNISCASTLE LAD 24 (BH;BF) D McCain 6-11-12 L Murtagh (5)
EARTH LADY 97 M Todhunter 6-11-10........... H Brooke
NAUTICAL TWILIGHT 25 (B) J Jefferson 8-11-8 J Hamilton (3)
LIFE KNOWLEDGE F16 P Holmes 6-11-5. J Kington (3)
PUMAFLOR 16 (PH,TH) P Kirby 6-11-0 ............. A Nicol
CALARULES 278 T Vaughan 5-10-11................ A Johns
SNOWED IN 40 (P;CD) Mrs B Butterworth 9-10-8 S Quinlan
HARTSIDE 4 (T,V;BF,CD) P Winks 9-10-7........ R Winks (5)
HARMONIC LADY 10 M Sowersby 8-10-6 ...... R Day (3)
GETONSAM 9 (T) J Haynes 6-10-2 ........... T Dowson (3)
nTIC-TAC: L-H oval track of 1m 2f, with eight easy fences to a
circuit and a 280yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS WITH RUNNERS (2013-2018): D McCain 37-174, Mrs S Smith 26-97, M
Hammond 13-158, J M Jefferson 6-41. nTOP JOCKEYS WITH
RIDES (2013-2018): D Cook 21-76, H Brooke 8-105, A Nicol 347, S Quinlan 3-35. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Take Em Out
(12.25), Calarules (1.00), Panis Angelicus (3.20) trained at
Cowbridge. Round trip of 542 miles. nLIVE ON RUK
Nautical Twilight l 99, Civil Unrest 98, Life Knowledge 97.
3 Inniscastle Lad, 7-2 Hartside, 4 Civil Unrest, 13-2 Life
Knowledge, 12 Pumaflor, 14 Nautical Twilight
1.35
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78PP
10-F
2-FP
8-22
NOVICE CHASE (4); winner £6,108;
3m 1f.
(4 runners)
BILLY FLIGHT 33 N Wilson 6-11-0............ T Dowson (3)
IMPULSIVE STAR 13 (BF) N Mulholland 8-11-0 B J Powell
JUST MINDED 40 (BF) Mrs S Smith 7-11-0........ D Cook
THREE WAYS 33 (P,T) J Snowden 7-11-0 ... G Sheehan
Billy Flight l 99, Three Ways 98.
4-5 Impulsive Star, 6-4 Three Ways, 13-2 Just Minded
2.10
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MARES NOVICE HURDLE (4); winner
£4,809; 2m.
(7 runners)
1-71 KALAHARI QUEEN 27 (D) J Snowden 5-11-4 G Sheehan
2 BANRION SCAIRP 239 D McCain 5-10-12 ... B J Powell
46-6 GREEN TIKKANA 58 J Ewart 5-10-12 ........ R Turner (7)
HIJRAN F146 Henry Oliver 5-10-12 .......... T Dowling (5)
2-22 PAPER ROSES 29 D Whillans 7-10-12 .... C Whillans (3)
-232 RAISED ON GRAZEON 14 (BF) J J Quinn 7-10-12. D Cook
7 ENGLAND EXPECTS 13 (H) K Burke 4-10-0 .. H Brooke
Paper Roses l 99, Raised On Grazeon 75.
15-8 Paper Roses, 5-2 Kalahari Queen, 7-2 Raised On
Grazeon, 5 Banrion Scairp, 14 England Expects, 25 Hijran
2.45
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3-61
5-13
2-85
4-63
HANDICAP CHASE (4); winner
£6,758; 2m 3f.
(5 runners)
RAMONEX 38 Richard Hobson 7-11-12 ............. D Cook
WEYBURN 15 (T) M Keighley 7-11-7.......... C Shoemark
BANNY’S LAD 213 (P;D) M W Easterby 9-11-3 ..... H Bannister
NEFYN BAY 37 (P,T) D McCain 9-11-1 .... L Murtagh (5)
WITNESS 30 (P,TH) M Hammond 9-10-7....... H Brooke
Banny’s Lad l 99, Witness 98, Weyburn 97.
5-2 Weyburn, 10-3 Witness, 7-2 Banny’s Lad, 4 Nefyn Bay
3.20
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PP-6
4P5P
HANDICAP HURDLE (5); winner
£3,509; 3m 1f.
(8 runners)
PANIS ANGELICUS 46 (V) T Vaughan 9-11-12 A Johns
EMMA BEAG 24 (H) Julia Brooke 7-11-10 J Kington (3)
RED DANAHER 4 (BF) Mrs S Smith 11-11-8...... D Cook
WOLFSLAIR 15 (PH,T) D Thompson 7-11-7 N Moscrop (5)
BOCASIEN DESBOIS 38 (BF) M Todhunter 7-11-2... H Brooke
SILVER DRAGON 23 (B;D) M Sowersby 10-11-0. R Day (3)
RORY’S VALENTINE 65 (T) Katie Scott 7-10-5... Sean Quinlan
BEYONDTHEFLAME 87 (T,V) J Haynes 8-10-0... T Dowson (3)
Beyondtheflame l 99, Wolfslair 98, Emma Beag 97.
13-8 Panis Angelicus, 2 Red Danaher, 4 Bocasien Desbois
ABC CHECK ON ALL TODAY’S RUNNERS
KEY: Ch-Cheltenham, Ct-Catterick, E-Exeter, Fa-Fakenham, Fh-Fairyhouse,
M-Musselburgh, S-Southwell, T-Tramore
A Hardy Nailer 3.15Fh
A Toi Phil 2.15T
Acey Milan 3.45Ch
Agrapart 3.10Ch
Ahead of The Curve 1.05M
Ainchea 12.15Ch
Aleef 1.45S
Allee Bleue 3.35E
Allez Amour 12.00T
Alpha Tauri 2.55S
Ami Desbois 1.25Ch
Amybell 12.55Fh
An Caisteal Nuadh 2.40Fh
Another Crick 12.40E
Anteros 3.10Ch
Apachee Prince 3.25M
Apterix 2.15M
Arch My Boy 3.45Ch
Ardera Cross 1.40T
Argante 1.55Fa
Argent Knight 2.50M
Arthur’s Gift 2.35Ch
Arthurs Secret 1.05M
Artic Pearl 2.50T
Artifice Sivola 1.55Fa
Ascendant 12.45Fa
Ask Heather 1.40T
Axe Cap 12.05S
Aye Aye Charlie 12.15Ch
Bachasson 2.15T
Back Bar 12.00T
Bad Dog 12.35S
Baihas 12.40E
Balinaboola Steel 1.40T
Ballikanan 12.00T
Ballyandy 1.25Ch
Ballyhill 2.00Ch
Ballymalin 12.50Ch
Bang Bang Rosie 12.20Fh
Banny’s Lad 2.45Ct
Banrion Scairp 2.10Ct
Barista 3.30S
Beach Break 12.30M
Bective Cave 2.40Fh
Beeno 2.15M
Benarty Hill 3.25T
Benny’s Secret 2.50M
Best Tamayuz 3.30S
Bettatogether 1.30Fh
Beyondtheflame 3.20Ct
Biddy The Boss 12.55Fh
Big Thunder 12.25Ct
Billy Flight 1.35Ct
Billy Hicks 1.15E
Blottos 12.25Ct
Blue Empyrean 2.50T
Blue Sire 3.40Fa
Bocasien Desbois 3.20Ct
Boherard Boy 12.00T
Boketto 3.30S
Born For Prosecco 12.05S
Boyhood 2.35Ch
Brigadoon 1.10S
Buckle Street 2.35Ch
Bugsy Siegel 3.45Fh
Burtons Well 2.00Ch
Buyer Beware 2.50M
Buzzkillbob 3.25T
By Royal Approval 12.35S
Calarules 1.00Ct
Call A Cab 12.20Fh
Cap Horner 3.35E
Cappacon 12.20Fh
Fly Vinnie 1.05M
Little Windmill 1.20Fa
Captain Bob 2.55S
Flynsini 3.15Fh
Lord Bryan 3.35E
Captain Stowaway 1.05T Fr Gilligansvoyge 12.20Fh Lord Scoundrel 2.15T
Capture The Drama 3.15Fh France Du Lukka 4.05E
Lost At Sea 2.20S
Castarnie 2.25E
Fresh New Dawn 3.40Fa Lovenormoney 2.35Ch
Castletown 2.50M
Friday Feeling 3.45Ch
Lower Hope Dandy 2.25E
Catch My Drift 1.40T
Friday Night Light 12.40E Luath 3.30S
Catwalk King 12.20Fh
Fullasthesea 3.45Fh
Luckyinmilan 1.30Fh
Cerca Trova 3.25T
Gabrial’s Star 1.10S
Mag Brady 1.05T
Champagne West 2.15T General Tufto 3.30S
Maifalki 1.10S
Changing The Gd 12.45Fa Geni Johnson 12.45Fa
Majestic Moon 2.55S
Chateauneuf Du P 12.00T Georges Conn 3.15Fh
Major Hindrance 3.35E
Cher Why Not 2.05Fh
Get Wishing 12.40E
Malinas Jack 3.45Ch
Chocolat Noir 12.25Ct
Getonsam 1.00Ct
Mama Africa 2.55S
Civil Unrest 1.00Ct
Gibbstown 3.25T
Mamoo 1.55Fa
Clinton Hill 3.45Fh
Gift In Time 12.05S
Mariah’s Legend 1.55Fa
Clontarf 3.15Fh
Glasson Lad 2.05Fh
Martello Park 12.55Fh
Cluan Dara 1.30Fh
Glenabo Bridge 2.05Fh
Max Ward 1.40M
Colin’s Sister 3.10Ch
Global Guide 12.00T
Meadowcroft Boy 2.15M
Coningsby 1.50E
Go’makemyday 12.55Fh Memories Galore 1.45S
Conna Cross 1.40T
Gold Fields 3.45Ch
Mickeysmatedusty 4.05E
Copperhead 3.45Ch
Green Tikkana 2.10Ct
Midnight Malibu 1.45S
Cornish Warrior 2.30Fa
Grimthorpe 12.25Ct
Mimic’s Memory 3.30S
Corri Lindo 1.30Fh
Gunner Moyne 3.30S
Minella Gathering 2.30Fa
Cote Tete 12.20Fh
Hakam 2.20S
Miracle Cure 12.30T
Craig Star 2.50M
Hammer Gun 2.20S
Mirsaale 1.05M
Cresswell Legend 1.05M Hanover Street 1.40T
Misfits 3.25M
Crookstown 1.55Fa
Hansupfordetroit 2.25E
Mission Trio 12.25Ct
Crosse Fire 1.45S
Harmonic Lady 1.00Ct
Mister Showman 2.50M
Cubomania 12.30T
Hartside 1.00Ct
Misty Hollow 12.20Fh
Custard The Dragon 2.20S Heather Moth 2.05Fh
Mlily 1.40T
Dance Floor King 3.35E Helen Sherbet 12.35S
Monastery 1.40T
Dawn’s Little Lady 4.05E Here’s Herbie 1.15E
Money For Nothing 1.20Fa
Dawson City 2.25E
Highest Benefit 3.25T
Monsieur Jimmy 2.55S
Deal D’estruval 1.05T
Hijran 2.10Ct
Monstrosity 12.20Fh
Dear Sire 2.15M
Hold Onto Your Hat 2.40Fh Monzino 3.30S
Definite Earl 1.30Fh
Holiday Magic 2.20S
Moonlight Escape 12.55Fh
Diamond Pursuit 12.35S Impulsive Star 1.35Ct
More Than Luck 2.30Fa
Dieg Man 12.25Ct
Indian Temple 1.40M
Morning Echo 3.45Fh
Dont Stop 12.20Fh
Indian Vision 12.30M
Moving Robe 3.30S
Dontdooddson 12.00T
Inniscastle Lad 1.00Ct
Mr Boss Man 1.40M
Dortmund Park 12.20Fh Isis Blue 3.40Fa
Mr Coco Bean 3.30S
Dragon’s Den 3.35E
Isstoora 2.55S
Mrs Miggins 4.05E
Draycott Place 1.30Fh
It’s Obvious 1.50E
Mujassam 2.20S
Drimsree Lad 12.20Fh
Jabbea 1.50E
Mullaghboy 3.05Fa
Dunkereen 3.40Fa
Jacbequick 1.10S
Muqarred 2.55S
Dunvegan 3.45Fh
Jamacho 12.30M
My Charity 12.15Ch
Dusky Lark 1.15E
Je Suis Charlie 12.30M
Mystic Embarr 2.05Fh
Dutch Canyon 3.25M
Jennys Grey 12.30T
Nautical Twilight 1.00Ct
Eager To Know 3.25M
Just Minded 1.35Ct
Neetside 1.50E
Eamon High 1.05T
Justice Pleasing 3.30S
Nefyn Bay 2.45Ct
Earth Lady 1.00Ct
Kalahari Queen 2.10Ct
Nicole’s Milan 2.40Fh
Ejayteekay 12.55Fh
Kelly’s Dino 2.55S
No Alarm 3.40Fa
Elegant Joan 12.05S
Kemboy 2.40Fh
Normal Norman 3.45Ch
Emma Beag 3.20Ct
Kickboxer 1.45S
Norse Light 3.05Fa
Ena Baie 3.45Ch
Killare Castle 3.25T
O’gradys Girl 12.55Fh
End Play 12.55Fh
King’s Wharf 1.40M
Oakidoaki 1.20Fa
England Expects 2.10Ct Kingofthec’wolds 3.45Ch Oh’herewego 2.05Fh
Eusebius 12.20Fh
Kingsteel 1.05T
Old Guard 3.10Ch
Fairly Legal 2.40Fh
Knockgraffon 1.40M
Ollie Vaar 12.15Ch
Kris The Ground 12.00T Onefortherdtom 12.15Ch
Falak 12.20Fh
La Regle 12.30T
Farmer Lad 1.50E
Oscar Madness 12.00T
Lady Mona Lisa 12.30T
Fear Glic 2.25E
Oscars Den 1.30Fh
Lady Sandy 12.35S
Feel The Pinch 3.45Ch
Panis Angelicus 3.20Ct
Fergiethelegend 3.15Fh Lamb Or Cod 12.50Ch
Paper Lantern 2.05Fh
Lareena 12.00T
Fiesta Forever 12.55Fh
Paper Roses 2.10Ct
Le Boizelo 3.35E
Fire In His Eyes 3.15Fh
Patricks Park 2.05Fh
Lets High Five It 12.30T Patsio 2.50T
Fixed Rate 1.55Fa
Life Knowledge 1.00Ct
Flemenstorm 2.05Fh
Pearl Castle 1.10S
Floramar 2.05Fh
Lilshane 1.30Fh
Pearl Spectre 2.20S
Florencio 2.20S
Limerick Lord 3.30S
Peculiar Genius 2.50T
Stole The Show 1.40T
Penny Dreadful 1.45S
Phare Isle 2.30Fa
Storm Control 1.50E
Phobiaphiliac 3.00E
Stoughan Cross 3.15Fh
Phoeniciana 2.30Fa
Summit Like Herbie 4.05E
Physicist 12.30M
Supreme Steel 2.35Ch
Postbridge 2.30Fa
Sutton Place 2.40Fh
Powerful Society 12.35S Swingbridge 3.15Fh
Pumaflor 1.00Ct
Swot 3.30S
Pump Road 1.40T
Take Em Out 12.25Ct
Pylonthepressure 2.40Fh Tantamount 1.05M
Qualando 3.10Ch
Tara Mia 12.55Fh
Quite By Chance 2.00Ch Teals Lad 12.25Ct
Racing Again 12.30T
Terrible Beauty 1.40T
Rainy City 1.05M
The Linksman 3.40Fa
Raised On Grazeon 2.10Ct The Major 12.40E
Rajapur 3.40Fa
Theatre World 12.20Fh
Ramonex 2.45Ct
Theinval 2.00Ch
Rare Legend 2.05Fh
Thermistocles 12.20Fh
Rathbawn Rose 1.05T
Thorpe 2.50M
Rayvin Black 3.10Ch
Three Kings 12.30T
Razin’ Hell 1.45S
Three Ways 1.35Ct
Red Danaher 3.20Ct
Throckley 1.10S
Red Rising 2.35Ch
Tigger Two 12.40E
Redhotfillypeppers 12.55Fh Tikkanbar 12.15Ch
Reelingintheyears 12.00T Tilly Trotter 1.45S
Rene Mathis 2.20S
Titus Bolt 2.50M
Report To Base 3.00E
Today Please 1.00Ct
Resolution Bay 2.25E
Top Gamble 2.00Ch
Restive 1.10S
Tortueuse 12.55Fh
Righteous River 4.05E
Toubaloo 3.15Fh
Robins Legend 3.25M
Touch Screen 1.20Fa
Roman Numeral 12.45Fa Touchy 12.00T
Romeo Brown 3.45Ch
Town Pond 3.25T
Rory’s Valentine 3.20Ct
Traditional
Dancer 2.15M
Rough Night 12.00T
Triptico 1.20Fa
Royal Vacation 3.10Ch
Turangi
1.50E
Run To Milan 1.50E
Two
In
One
2.05Fh
Russe Blanc 12.50Ch
Ulysses 12.45Fa
Sametegal 2.00Ch
Une Lavandiere 3.15Fh
Samovar 12.35S
Unsafe Conduct 12.40E
Samson Bill 2.50T
Upsilon Bleu 1.40M
Samtu 1.10S
Uptown Funk 12.30M
Sassy Diva 12.55Fh
Urtheonethatiwant 12.40E
Schmidt 12.00T
Valhalla 3.00E
Scobias 12.00T
Vellutato 2.05Fh
Scotch Quay 12.30T
Viconte Du Noyer 2.00Ch
Seskin Flyer 12.30T
Visioman 12.00T
Shanklys Dawn 3.25T
Vive Le Roi 12.45Fa
Shantou Flyer 2.00Ch
Show On The Road 12.40E Volcanic 1.05M
Volcano 3.45Ch
Silver Concorde 2.15M
Vyta Du Roc 12.50Ch
Silver Dragon 3.20Ct
Watching Spirits 12.05S
Sir Bob 2.50T
Wee Small Hours 2.05Fh
Sir Carno 1.05T
Western Climate 2.25E
Sir Chauvelin 2.15M
Weyburn 2.45Ct
Sir Hector 12.05S
Whataknight 2.35Ch
Sizing Cusimano 1.50E
Sizing Tennessee 1.25Ch Whatmore 12.15Ch
Whats In It For Me 3.25T
Skipthecuddles 2.35Ch
White Arm 3.15Fh
Skyline 3.45Ch
Wholestone 3.10Ch
Smiling Jessica 3.25M
Willie Mclovin 1.50E
Snowed In 1.00Ct
Willoughby
Court 1.25Ch
So Influential 1.05T
Wings Like Arion 12.55Fh
Solomn Grundy 2.25E
Wish
In A Well 1.20Fa
Soul Kaliber 2.50T
Southfield Theatre 12.50Ch Witness 2.45Ct
Splash of Ginge 2.00Ch Wolfslair 3.20Ct
Springcombe Joe 4.05E Yalltari 1.15E
Springtown Lake 12.15Ch Yanworth 1.25Ch
You Say What 2.25E
Staigue Fort 2.50M
Stamp Your Feet 1.05M Young Boru 3.45Fh
Zekarya 3.15Fh
Star Links 3.30S
Steel Summit 2.25E
Zulu Oscar 1.15E
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
1GM
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GOING: STANDARD
FAKENHAM
SOUTHWELL AW FLAT
TEMPLEGATE
12.05
BETWAY NOVICE MEDIAN AUCTION STKS (Class 5);
2-y-o; value to the winner £3,752; 5f. (6 runners)
1 (6)
13084 GIFT IN TIME 83 (BF,D) J Given 9-4 .................................... B McHugh 98
2 (3)
785 SIR HECTOR 19 C Wallis 8-11 .............................................. D Muscutt 77
3 (5)
95733 WATCHING SPIRITS 46 M Appleby 8-11 ............................ D Costello 86
4 (4)
7325 AXE CAP 37 (BF) Archie Watson 8-6 .................................... L Morris l99
5 (2)
00 BORN FOR PROSECCO 30 D Shaw 8-6 ............................... P Mathers —
6 (1)
08 ELEGANT JOAN 181 D C Griffiths 8-6..................................... J Haynes —
BETTING: 6-4 Gift In Time, 7-4 Axe Cap, 4 Watching
g Spirits, 10 Sir Hector
12.35
32RED.COM HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; value towinner
£3,752; 6f.
(7 runners)
1 (2) 743151 POWERFUL SOCIETY 34 (C) T Vaughan 9-9...................... R Ryan (5) 91
2 (4) 604408 BY ROYAL APPROVAL 10 (BH) M Appleby 9-7 .................... L Morris 85
3 (5)
45164 DIAMOND PURSUIT 12 J Hughes 9-7 ................................. D Costello 98
4 (7)
66715 HELEN SHERBET 11 (CD) K Burke 9-4 ............................ B A Curtis l99
5 (6)
746 SAMOVAR 21 (BH) S Dixon 9-2 .............................................. K O’Neill 87
6 (3)
66983 BAD DOG 18 (V) M W Easterby 8-9........................................... T Eaves 97
7 (1)
98604 LADY SANDY 13 T D Barron 8-7 ................................... Jane Elliott (5) 93
BETTING: 3 Powerful Society, 4 Helen Sherbet, 5 Samovar, 6 Diamond Pursuit
1.10
BETWAY CLAIMING STAKES (5); value to the winner
£3,752; 1m 4f.
(8 runners)
1 (4)
62117 RESTIVE 11 (CD) I Jardine 5-10-0 ..................................... S Woods (7) 84
2 (7)
70040 MAIFALKI 16 J Ward 5-9-10....................................................... T Eaves 84
3 (1)
03030 JACBEQUICK J6 (B;D) D O’Meara 7-9-8 ............................ D Tudhope 86
4 (5)
00032 SAMTU 10 (T;CD) Mrs M Fife 7-9-7...................................... B McHugh 80
5 (2)
59101 THROCKLEY 13 (CD) Mrs S Leech 7-9-6 ................................ L Morris 93
6 (8)
3066 PEARL CASTLE 39 (P;D) K Burke 8-9-4 ................................ C Lee (3) 84
7 (3)
23233 BRIGADOON 13 (C,D) M Appleby 11-9-0 ......................... R Winston l99
8 (6)
41491 GABRIAL’S STAR 10 (B;C,D) R Fahey 9-9-0...................... T Hamilton 98
BETTING: 3 Pearl Castle, 7-2 Gabrial’s Star, 4 Throckley, 7 Jacbequick, 8 Restive
1.45
BETWAY HANDICAP (3); value to the winner £9,960;
5f.
(8 runners)
1 (8)
42284 MEMORIES GALORE 39 (P;D) Roger Fell 6-9-7................ T Hamilton 90
2 (7)
48315 MIDNIGHT MALIBU 20 (CD) T Easterby 5-9-7 ...... Rachel Richardson (3) 95
3 (5)
00782 KICKBOXER 10 (D) M Appleby 7-9-6 ........................... G Malune (7) l99
4 (1)
41721 TILLY TROTTER 10 (CD) D Carroll 4-9-3 ................................. T Eaves 97
5 (6)
85041 ALEEF 11 (T) D O’Meara 5-9-2............................................. D Tudhope 95
6 (3)
77492 RAZIN’ HELL 10 (V;CD) J Balding 7-8-13............................... A Mullen 98
7 (2)
30844 CROSSE FIRE 3 (V;CD) S Dixon 6-8-7 .................................... K O’Neill 91
8 (4)
40448 PENNY DREADFUL 3 (B;D) S Dixon 6-8-7................ Nicola Currie (5) 85
BETTING: 7-2 Tilly Trotter, 4 Aleef, 9-2 Razin’ Hell, Kickboxer, Memories Galore
2.20
1
2
3
4
5
(5)
(9)
(1)
(7)
(6)
SUNBETS.CO.UK TOP PRICE ON ALL FAVOURITES
HANDICAP (3); winner £9,960; 7f.
(9 runners)
01050 RENE MATHIS 16 (D) R Fahey 8-9-7................................... T Hamilton 98
20636 HAKAM 16 (P;D) M Appleby 6-9-7 ........................................... L Morris 97
50907 HOLIDAY MAGIC 25 (CD) M W Easterby 7-9-3 .................. H Shaw (7) 97
57345 PEARL SPECTRE 2 (C,D) P McEntee 7-9-2.............. Nicola Currie (5) 97
06816 MUJASSAM 13 (B;C,D) D O’Meara 6-9-0...................... P Vaughan (7) 97
TEMPLEGATE
12.05 ...........Watching Spirits
12.35 .........By Royal Approval
1.10..........................Throckley
1.45 .........................Kickboxer
2.20 ....................Hammer Gun
2.55 ..........................Muqarred
3.30...................Limerick Lord
2.55
3.30
12.20: 1 COMBER MILL A Tinkler (71); 2 Richardofdoccombe (7-2 fav); 3
Clock On Tom (9-2). 9 ran. 1/2l; 21/4l. A
Ralph. T: £7.50; £2.20, £1.50, £1.70.
Ex: £30. Tricast: £121.33. Trifecta:
£179.70. CF: £32.43. NR: Boutan.
12.50: 1 SIR WILL Jamie Moore (6-1);
2 Juge Et Parti (11-8 fav); 3 Florrie Knox
(2-1). 6 ran. nk; 3 / 4l. K Lee. T: £4.90;
£2.20, £1.50. Ex: £17.30. Trif: £21. CF:
£15.53. NR: Day In Paradise, Game On.
1.25: 1 CAILLEACH ANNIE D Noonan
(5-2 fav); 2 Clondaw Rigger (9-1); 3
Leith Hill Legasi (8-1). 9 ran. 5l; 41/2l. J
Du Plessis. T: £2.80; £1.30, £2.70, £2.50.
Ex: £24.90. Tric £156.77. Trif: £121.20.
CF: £25.07. NR: Mr Love, Sharney S.
1.55: 1 CAVE TOP R Turner (11-8 fav);
2 Crucial Role (3-1); 3 Eaton Hill
(11-4). 4 ran. 21/4l; 11l. O Greenall. T:
£1.90; Ex: £5.90. Trifecta: £8.80. CF:
£5.76. NR: Top Ville Ben.
2.25: 1 TOWN PARKS Jamie Moore
(7-1); 2 Arctic Gold (15-8 fav); 3 Back
To The Thatch (4-1). 5 ran. 1 1 / 4l; 8l.
Kerry Lee. T: £6.20; £2.40, £1.60. Ex:
£12.40. Trifecta: £68.30. CF: £21.84.
3.00: 1 INNISFREE LAD D Bass (7-1);
2 Mozo (3-1); 3 Fearsome Fred (7-1). 7
ran (River Dun 7-4 fav). 28l; 1/2l. David
Dennis. T: £8.80; £3.70, £1.90. Ex:
£36.10. Tric: £154.08. Trif: £166.30.
CF: £29.33. NR: Poetic Presence.
3.30: 1 QUEENS CAVE T Scudamore
(4-5 fav); 2 Shapiro (4-1); 3 Coded
Message (10-1). 8 ran. 5l; 21/2l. D Pipe.
T: £1.70; £1.10, £1.60, £2.70. Ex:
£6.40. Trifecta: £47. CF: £4.92.
P/POT: £64.30. Q/POT: £18
WARWICK
12.30: 1 BLACK TULIP N De Boinville
(7-1); 2 Sensulano (5-1); 3 Redemption Song (9-4 fav). 9 ran. 11/2l; 31/4l. H
Daly. T: £6; £1.80, £2.20, £1.10. Ex:
£35.40. Trifecta: £102.10. CF: £41.39.
1.00: 1 THEMANFROM MINELLA M
Kendrick (6-1); 2 Paddy The Oscar
(11-2); 3 Astigos (20-1). 7 ran (Horatio
H 5-2 fav). 41/2l; 8l. B Case. T: £6.90;
£3.10, £2.50. Ex: £41.40. Tric: £611.80.
LINGFIELD
11.40: 1 SHADOW WARRIOR A Kirby
(8-1); 2 Dark Magic (20-1); 3 Nick
Vedder (4-1). 10 ran (Mach One 7-2
fav). 1l; 1/2l. P D’Arcy. T: £7.40; £3.40,
£5.90, £2.10. Ex: £205.20. Tricast:
£759.33. Trifecta: £1502.20. CF:
£154.96. NR: Captain Pugwash.
12.10: 1 FURZIG T Hamilton (7-2); 2
Kath’s Lustre (16-1); 3 Jeopardy John
(6-1). 10 ran (General Jack 2-1 fav).
1 1 / 4l; 1 1 / 4l. R Fahey. T: £4.10; £1.40,
£4.20, £2.30. Ex: £56.30. Trifecta:
£368.30. CF: £58.18. NR: Irish Times.
12.40: 1 OJALA A Kirby (7-4 fav); 2
Cristal Pallas Cat (10-1); 3 Roman
Spinner (4-1). 5 ran. 1/2l; 1/2l. S Dow. T:
£2.20; £1.10, £3.40. Ex: £15.70. Trif:
£44.60. CF: £17.38. NR: Mossketeer.
1.15: 1 CELESTIAL SPHERES T Marquand (5-2); 2 Al Hamdany (6-4 fav); 3
Rainbow Rebel (9-2). 6 ran. 11/4l; 11/2l.
C Appleby. T: £3.40; £1.70, £1.60. Ex:
£6.60. Trifecta: £21.70. CF: £6.36.
1.45: 1 GORING E Greatrex (11-2); 2
Alfred Hutchinson (20-1); 3 Third
Time Lucky (8-1). 12 ran (Mystique M
7-4 fav). 2l; 1l. E J-Houghton. T: £7.20;
£2.40, £2.30, £5.60. Ex: £159.90. Tric:
£909.37. Trif: £1532.70. CF: £118.02.
2.15: 1 PRIDE OF ANGELS A Kirby
(5-1); 2 Strategic Heights (13-2); 3
Stoic Boy (7-1). 10 ran (Bridge Builder
9-2 fav). 3/4l; 11/2l. G L Moore. T: £4.90;
nTIC-TAC: L-H undulating, tight track of 1m, with six fences to a
circuit and a 250yd run-in. nTOP TRAINERS (2013-2018): Mrs
L Wadham 19-73, N Mulholland 15-46, N King 13-76, P
Henderson 6-37. THIS SEASON: Olly Murphy 6, N King 4, Stuart
Edmunds 3. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): T Whelan 8-68, J
Quinlan 8-92, C Gethings 3-11, J Sherwood 3-13. THIS SEASON: T Whelan 4 nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Blue Sire (3.40)
trained at Tiverton. Round trip of 548 miles. nLIVE ON ATR
SUNBETS.CO.UK HANDICAP (5); value to the winner
£3,752; 1m.
(8 runners)
SUNBETS.CO.UK DOWNLOAD THE APP HANDICAP
(6); value to the winner £3,105; 1m. (14 runners)
1 (1)
22107 JUSTICE PLEASING 32 (P) R Fell 5-9-7 .................... B Sanderson (7) 93
2 (6)
13003 BARISTA 28 (CD) B Forsey 10-9-6..................................... Hollie Doyle 92
3 (10) 70492 MR COCO BEAN 28 (BF) T D Barron 4-9-6.......................... B A Curtis 92
4 (2)
46032 LUATH 31 (BF,CD) Suzzanne France 5-9-5 .......................... N Mackay 93
5 (13) 54333 SWOT 31 (BH) R Teal 6-9-4................................................... R Winston 93
6 (8)
60535 MIMIC’S MEMORY 17 (C) Mrs A Duffield 4-9-3................. J Garritty l99
7 (14)
3324 BEST TAMAYUZ 10 (P;BF,CD) S Dixon 7-9-1 ........................ L Morris 97
8 (7)
00973 GUNNER MOYNE 11 (B,EH;CD) Emma Owen 6-8-13 .............. R Ryan (5) 93
9 (12) 00616 MOVING ROBE 11 (P,T;CD) C Allen 5-8-11............................. T Eaves 93
10 (9)
34605 GENERAL TUFTO 11 (B;CD) C Smith 13-8-9 ........................ J Haynes 94
11 (11)
8006 BOKETTO 24 D Shaw 4-8-9 ................................................... P Mathers 90
12 (3)
35262 LIMERICK LORD 11 (P;CD) Miss J Feilden 6-8-9.. Shelley Birkett (3) 93
13 (5)
02089 STAR LINKS 118 (B,E;D) J Butler 12-8-7 ........................ Danny Brock 98
14 (4)
64048 MONZINO 3 (C) M Chapman 10-8-7 ............................. Phil Dennis (3) 85
BETTING: 7-2 Mr Coco Bean, 5 Luath, 6 Swot, 7 Best Tamayuz, 10 Limerick Lord
GREYHOUNDS
Trif: £209.70. CF: £36.65. NR: Shanty T.
1.35: 1 LE ROCHER T Scudamore (1-10
fav); 2 Royal Act (8-1); 3 Sussex Road
(28-1). 3 ran. 21/4l; 60l. N Williams. T:
£1.10; Ex: £1.30. Trif: £1.60. CF: £1.47.
2.05: 1 FLASHJACK J Sherwood (4-1
jt fav); 2 Definately Vinnie (7-1); 3
Culture De Sivola (9-2). 8 ran (Millicent
Silver 4-1 jt fav). 8l; 6l. H Daly. T: £5;
£1.70, £2, £1.90. Ex: £30.20. Tricast:
£129.78. Trifecta: £159.90. CF: £31.67.
2.35: 1 NATIVE ROBIN N Scholfield
(11-1); 2 Very Live (4-1); 3 Dontminddboys (2-1 fav). 7 ran. 23/4l; nk. J Scott.
T: £9.40; £5.20, £2.50. Ex: £42.20.
Trifecta: £111.10. CF: £53.01.
3.10: 1 SAMSON’S REACH D Jacob
(8-1); 2 Tanacando (16-1); 3 Indian Reel
(13-2). 9 ran (Xhale 3-1 fav). 31/2l; hd. R
J Price. T: £9.10; £2.80, £3.70, £2.10.
Ex: £114.10. Tric: £887.04. Trif: £969.70.
CF: £121.32. NR: D Quest, Mr Mafia.
3.40: 1 KINGSPLACE Mr J Nailor (2-1
fav); 2 Barley Hill (4-1); 3 Mr Washington (7-2). 7 ran. 4l; 3l. N Twiston-D. T:
£2.30; £1.80, £2. Ex: £9.50. Trif: £21.
CF: £10.81. NR: Save The Pennies.
P/POT: £101.70. Q/POT: £21.70
TOM PEPPER
12.45 .................................................Vive Le Roi
1.20 ....................................Money For Nothing
1.55.................................................Crookstown
2.30 ......................................Minella Gathering
3.05..................................................Norse Light
3.40 ......................................................Blue Sire
6 (2)
9990 LOST AT SEA 51 (P) K Burke 4-8-13 ...................................... J Haynes 85
7 (3)
31476 FLORENCIO 32 (P;CD) Roger Fell 5-8-12............................ D Costello 97
8 (4)
60682 CUSTARD THE DRAGON 21 (P;CD) J Mackie 5-8-10 ..... J Fanning l99
9 (8)
40014 HAMMER GUN 13 (V;CD) D Shaw 5-8-8.............................. P Mathers 98
BETTING: 10-3 Pearl Spectre, 4 Custard The Dragon, 5 Hakam, 6 Mujassam
1 (8)
92011 MAMA AFRICA 13 (CD) T D Barron 4-9-9 .................... Jane Elliott (5) 98
2 (7)
98007 ALPHA TAURI 21 (CD) C Smith 12-9-7......................... G Malune (7) l99
3 (4)
09543 MAJESTIC MOON 31 Miss J Feilden 8-9-7 ............ Shelley Birkett (3) 87
4 (1)
166 KELLY’S DINO 835 (PH) K Burke 5-9-5................................. B A Curtis —
5 (5)
00022 MUQARRED 13 (P;CD) Roger Fell 6-9-5............................. T Hamilton 97
6 (3)
81821 MONSIEUR JIMMY 46 (CD) D Carroll 6-9-5 ................. Ger O’Neill (7) 85
7 (2)
56216 ISSTOORA 14 (PH;CD) Archie Watson 4-9-0 ......................... L Morris 86
8 (6)
17295 CAPTAIN BOB 21 (P) P Kirby 7-9-0 ...................................... D Costello 87
BETTING: 5-2 Mama Africa, 7-2 Monsieur Jimmy, 4 Muqarred, 11-2 Isstoora
£2.60, £1.80, £3. Ex: £41.60. Tricast:
£236.93. Trifecta: £332.10. CF: £38.27.
2.50: 1 GOLD CLUB C Bennett (15-2);
2 Haraz (6-4 fav); 3 Forever Yours (11-4).
7 ran. nk; 3/4l. L Carter. T: £5.20; £2.40,
£1.90. Ex: £18.80. Tric: £38.95. Trif: £71.70.
CF: £19.07. NR: Cherished, M Boleh.
3.20: 1 MET BY MOONLIGHT S
Drowne (6-1); 2 Shackled N Drawn
(11-8 fav); 3 Grand Myla (5-2). 8 ran.
23/4l; 1/2l. R Hodges. T: £6.60; £1.70,
£1.20, £1.20. Ex: £22.80. Tricast:
£26.12. Trifecta: £51.30. CF: £14.37.
NR: Roy’s Legacy, Waneen.
JACKPOT: Not won £1,744.07 c/o.
P/POT: £624.80. Q/POT: £54.60
PUNCHESTOWN
12.35: 1 MONBEG NOTORIOUS D N
Russell (8-11 fav); 2 Augustin (15-8); 3
Winter Lion (25-1). 5 ran. 71/2l; 6l. G
Elliott. T: €1.60; €1.10, €1.02. Ex:
€2.50. Trifecta: €9. CF: €2.60. NR:
Some Neck, Tinos Tank.
1.05: 1 ROBIN DES MANA D Russell
(7-1); 2 Thirsty Work (4-1); 3 Mount
Brandon (11-2). 9 ran (Surrogate Lad
7-4 fav). 19l; 43/4l. G Elliott. T: €4.30;
€1.70, €1.80, €2. Ex: €42.40. Tricast:
€165.06. Trifecta: €122.60. CF:
€35.46. NR: Pakman, The Dack’s Man.
1.40: 1 KILLULTAGH VIC P Townend
(9-10 fav); 2 Ex Patriot (7-2); 3 Diamond King (6-1). 9 ran. 2 3 / 4l; hd. W P
Mullins. T: €1.90; €1.10, €1.20, €1.70.
Ex: €5.10. Trif: €16.80. CF: €4.43.
2.10: 1 VENEER OF CHARM D N
Russell (10-3); 2 Les Arceaux (7-2); 3
Azua Emery (3-1 fav). 9 ran. 3/4l; 11l. G
Elliott. T: €4; €1.40, €1.40, €1.20. Ex:
€14.70. Trifecta: €44.80. CF: €15.94.
NR: Gloves On, Msassa.
2.40: 1 RETURNTOVENDOR I J
McCarthy (25-1); 2 Brave Out (8-1); 3
Miles To Memphis (14-1). 13 ran (Steel
Wave 7-4 fav). 13/4l; 31/4l. J P Fahey. T:
€27; €6.30, €1.90, €3.80. Ex:
€274.10. Tricast: €2954.55. Trifecta:
€4106.90. CF: €214.50.
3.15: 1 URBANIST E O’Connell (3-1
co fav); 2 Glen’s Dd (20-1); 3 Oakfield
Rose (3-1 co fav). 11 ran (Johnny Sue
3-1 co fav). 43/4l; 1/2l. S Nolan. T: €3.60;
€1.10, €2.10, €3.80. Ex: €46. Tric:
€198.72. Trif: €201.30. CF: €65.56.
NR: She’s Made It, Soul Season.
3.45: 1 MOYHENNA Mr P Cawley (132); 2 Best Of Dubai (9-2); 3 Lady
Loretto (5-2 fav). 14 ran. nk; 10l. Denis
Hogan. T: €8.10; €2.10, €2, €1.50.
Ex: €31.90. Trifecta: €168.20. CF:
€35.33. NR: Maple Lawn.
JACKPOT: Not won, €6,551.34 c/o.
P/POT: €33.40
SELECTIONS
nPERRY BARR: 11.03 Newline Bolt (nap) (4-13) 11.19 Slaney Coco (3-1-6) 11.34 Minor Lass
(1-2-5) 11.48 Russmur Princess (nb) (4-3-1)
12.04 Leathems Bolt (2-6-3) 12.18 Black
Calador (5-1-6) 12.32 Alta Gracia (2-1-6) 12.47
Scala Nova (4-5-3) 1.04 Mahogany Blaze (4-12) 1.19 Rockmount Belle (3-2-1) 1.33 Franco
Val (5-3-2) 1.51 Poormans Secret (6-1-5)
nSWINDON: 11.11 Mohican Diva (6-1-4)
11.28 Mistique Flare (nap) (5-1-3) 11.42 Full
Of Dreams (3-2-6) 11.57 Suirview Batty (2-65) 12.12 Aero Stealth (2-4-3) 12.27 Fennis
Conor (4-6-5) 12.42 Maggie Blue (2-3-1)
12.58 Pauls Ace (3-6-5) 1.12 Aero Cyrus (3-54) 1.27 Suirview Ber (nb) (6-2-4) 1.44 Elwood
Blues (3-4-6) 1.58 Lemming Esther (2-4-3)
nROMFORD: 1.37 Tyson Jack (6-1-3) 1.57
Newlawn Gill (nap) (4-1-6) 2.12 Subway
Express (4-5-3) 2.32 Ajlo Bona Fido (nb)
(6-2-5) 2.52 Cracking Rue (5-4-6) 3.11
Halls Silver (2-1-5) 3.29 Drews Paddox (34-2) 3.49 Creamery Fox (6-4-1) 4.09 Billy
The Squid (4-3-2) 4.29 Our Daisy May (14-3) 4.48 Kilbarry Spider (2-3-6)
nSHEFFIELD: 2.08 Coldasice (nb) (4-6-5)
2.27 Mustang Lucky (5-2-3) 2.47 Skidroes
Promise (3-4-5) 3.07 Brickhill Kim (nap) (42-5) 3.28 Moanteen Louise (6-5-2) 3.48 Hi I
Amber (2-4-6) 4.08 Hello Blondie (3-4-1)
4.27 Headford Dan (2-1-5) 4.47 Keishas Girl
(1-6-5) 5.07 Stepaside Curie (2-1-4) 5.22
Battyford Merlin (4-3-2)
RETURNS
nBELLE VUE: 11.03 Pennys Bard 2-1f (4-3-2
BAGS F £15.64 TC £42.97). 11.19 Ballymac
Ruby 7-4f (4-6-2 £15.24 TC £45.06). 11.34
Brannans Bhoy 6-4f (1-2-5 £7.91 TC £23.32).
11.48 Preacher Man 7-4f (1-2-3 £5.75 TC
£13.77). 12.04 Doctor Winter 11-4 (1-2-4
£11.01 TC £26.97). 12.18 Aero Rise 7-4f (6-42 £6.72 TC £21.02). 12.32 Big White Chief 72 (4-6-1 £24.68 TC £62.44). 12.47 Rosaleda
Paco 7-4f (5-2-4 £8.75 TC £17.56). 1.04
Kilbreedy Oreo 3-1 (5-2-3 £15.19 TC £40.51).
1.19 Domestic Lad 9-2 (5-6-4 £13.75 TC
£30.09). Placer (1-6) £23.00, (5-10) £38.90.
nHOVE: 11.11 Sahras Rio 9-4jt (1-3-4 BAGS F
£11.71 TC £24.54). 11.28 Young Rocket 5-1 (26-5 £10.80). 11.42 Crossfield Molly 4-6f (6-1-3
£16.56 TC £52.55). 11.57 Blue East Evensf (2-31 £14.64 TC £30.53). 12.12 Frankie Funtime 21jt (5-6-1 £11.83 TC £23.58). 12.27 Westmead
Joey 9-4 (1-3-6 £5.99 TC £15.69). 12.42 Chasin
Pavements 2-1f (2-1-4 £8.37 TC £35.53). 12.58
Outlier Maybe 3-1 (6-2-3 £18.06 TC £55.68).
1.12 Ballinclare Solo 4-1 (1-6-2 £33.21 TC
£104.40). 1.27 Windy Santos 3-1 (4-1-5 £14.20
TC £44.48). Placer (1-6) £13.80, (5-10) £59.30.
nKINSLEY: 1.38 Streetwise Lily 5-1 (2-3-1
BAGS F £23.51 TC £71.47). 1.58 Springwell
Annie 9-2 (1-2-4 £14.82 TC £47.23). 2.18 Dixies
Quest 9-4f (2-1-4 £11.06 TC £29.38). 2.37 Slatta
Blue 6-1 (6-1-2 £30.36 TC £85.08). 2.57 The
Loner 6-1 (4-5-6 £47.60 TC £205). 3.17 Positiveapproach 5-2 (6-3-5 £7.15 TC £21.75). 3.38
Steeple Rd Nidge 11-4 (1-5-3 £27 TC £70.89).
3.58 Milbank Majestic 11-4 (3-2-5 £18.81 TC
£46.24). 4.18 Hazelgrove Sarah 5-2f (2-5-1 £16.56
TC £52.10). 4.37 Milltown Micro 9-2 (6-2-1 £23.17
TC £69.52). Placer (1-6) £290, (5-10) £607.
nPERRY BARR: 1.33 Slaneyside Fiji 9-4 (1-5-2
BAGS F £11.41 TC £42.31). 1.48 Stassen 7-2
(4-1-2 £13.16 TC £35). 2.08 Bridgets Secret 21f (1-3-6 £9.78). 2.27 Swift Argo 3-1 (4-1-6
£19.73 TC £61.27). 2.47 Letter Peral 4-1 (3-1-4
£16.40 TC £61.84). 3.07 Shiftie 4-1 (2-3-1 £21.02
TC £35.23). 3.28 Mayo Puma 3-1 (4-6-1 £19.99
TC £53). 3.48 Ferndale Ella 7-2 (1-5-3 £14.88).
4.08 Karlow Head 6-1 (6-5-2 £30 TC £88.33).
4.27 Brunswick Holly 5-1 (2-4-3 £46.26 TC
£148.40). 4.47 Mandys Boy 2-1f (2-3-4 £18.11
TC £46.73). Placer (1-6) £48.50, (6-11) £683.
GOING: HEAVY
12.45 .................................................Vive Le Roi
1.20.....................................................Oakidoaki
1.55.........................................Mariah’s Legend
2.30 ......................................Minella Gathering
3.05..................................................Norse Light
3.40 ........................................Fresh New Dawn
nTIC-TAC: L-H AW fibresand with a 2f run-in. There is a 5f course. nDRAW: Low best
from 6f to 1m. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): M Appleby 123-701, S Dixon 49526, D Shaw 37-263. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Mullen 69-452, L Morris 66-456.
nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Restive (1.10). Round trip of 436 miles. nLIVE ON ATR
RACING RESULTS
nSTEVE DROWNE ended his
27-year career with a winner
when Met By Moonlight won
at Lingfield. Drowne, 45,
rode more than 1,400 winners. He said: “It’s nice to end
on a high. I’ve no regrets.”
UTTOXETER
TOM PEPPER
12.05........................Sir Hector
12.35 .........By Royal Approval
1.10.......................Jacbequick
1.45 ......................Tilly Trotter
2.20 ..................Holiday Magic
2.55 ..........................Muqarred
3.30...................................Swot
SELLING HURDLE (Class 5); winner
£4,159; 2m 4f.
(6 runners)
12.45
1
2
3
4
5
6
ASCENDANT 12 (D) J Farrelly 12-11-12 ......... P Cowley (7)
CHANGING THE GUARD 28 (P,T;C) F Brennan 12-11-6 Mr J Nailor (7)
ROMAN NUMERAL 4 D Thompson 10-11-6 ....... T Kelly
VIVE LE ROI 56 C Longsdon 7-11-6 ................... C Poste
GENI JOHNSON 95 (P) A Dunn 6-10-13 ......... T Whelan
ULYSSES 113 (PH) Stuart Edmunds 4-10-7 C Gethings (3)
1113
8545
3FF2
3-45
9870
4
Ascendant l 99, Vive Le Roi 84.
4-6 Ascendant, 5 Roman Numeral, 7 Ulysses, 10 Vive Le Roi
AMATEUR HANDICAP CHASE (5);
winner £4,617; 2m 5f. (6 runners)
1.20
1
2
3
723P LITTLE WINDMILL 28 (P,T) N King 8-12-4 Mr J Andrews (5)
5562 OAKIDOAKI 13 (P,T) B Powell 6-11-12........... Mr J King
31PP TRIPTICO 39 (P) A Dunn 12-11-11 Mr J Smith-Maxwell (7)
TRAMORE
12.00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
4
5
6
2.30
1
2
3
4
5
6
Postbridge l 99, Cornish Warrior 98, Phare Isle 97.
3.05
1
2
MAIDEN HURDLE; winner €7,084;
2m 5f.
(8 runners)
CAPTAIN STOWAWAY 351 Don Cashman 6-11-4 D E Splaine
KINGSTEEL 225 L Whitmore 8-11-4......... A W Short (7)
SO INFLUENTIAL 18 (H) E Sheehy 9-11-4 . C L Murphy (7)
DEAL D’ESTRUVAL 257 W P Mullins 5-11-1.... P Townend
EAMON HIGH 44 H de Bromhead 5-11-1... D Robinson (5)
SIR CARNO 6 (P) G Elliott 5-11-1................... J Kennedy
MAG BRADY 18 D Hickey 7-10-11 .... Mr S O’Keeffe (7)
RATHBAWN ROSE 29 (T) William P Murphy 7-10-11 ..... A E Lynch
Eamon High l 99, Sir Carno 97, Rathbawn Rose 85.
1.40
1201
1-91
1561
8560
6F05
-024
5-82
508
-87P
580
0654
NOVICE HANDICAP CHASE (4);
winner £6,108; 2m 5f. (2 runners)
313F MULLAGHBOY 13 (H,T) Olly Murphy 7-11-8..... C Poste
2131 NORSE LIGHT 6 (T,V) David Dennis 7-11-3(7ex). T Whelan
Norse Light l 99, Mullaghboy 93
1-2 Norse Light, 13-8 Mullaghboy
3.40
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
/6U43
223
4
PP-5
278R2
MAIDEN HURDLE (4); winner
£4,809; 2m.
(7 runners)
BLUE SIRE 579 N Hawke 7-11-5............. C Gethings (3)
DUNKEREEN 24 (T) Olly Murphy 5-11-5............ C Poste
FRESH NEW DAWN 38 Olly Murphy 6-11-5 ... I Popham
ISIS BLUE 28 N Mulholland 8-11-5 .. Mr James King (5)
NO ALARM 13 (T) Olly Murphy 6-11-5........... D England
RAJAPUR F28 (P) D Thompson 5-11-5 ............... T Kelly
THE LINKSMAN 17 Sam England 6-11-5....... J England
The Linksman l 99, Fresh New Dawn 95, Isis Blue 93.
2 Fresh New Dawn, 9-2 The Linksman, 5 Isis Blue, Rajapur
EAMONN HAMES
12.00.....................................................Back Bar
12.30 ........................................Lets High Five It
1.05 ......................................................Sir Carno
1.40....................................................Monastery
2.15 ...........................................Bachasson (nb)
2.50 ..........................................................Sir Bob
3.25....................................................Gibbstown
TOM PEPPER
12.00 ......................................................Schmidt
12.30 ...............................................Three Kings
1.05 .....................................Captain Stowaway
1.40 ................................................Conna Cross
2.15 .......................................Champagne West
2.50....................................................Artic Pearl
3.25 ...................................................Town Pond
HANDICAP HURDLE; winner €7,392;
2m.
(10 runners)
SESKIN FLYER 18 (T;CD) Patrick Carey 7-11-12 A Ring (3)
THREE KINGS 39 (BH,TH) T E Hyde 6-11-12 Mr S Connor (7)
CUBOMANIA 6 (T;D) G Elliott 5-11-11 .......... J Kennedy
MIRACLE CURE 78 (P) P T Flavin 9-11-7 ... D Robinson (5)
JENNYS GREY 46 (D) James Dullea 6-11-6...... B Hayes
LETS HIGH FIVE IT 32 (H;D) R O’Neill 11-11-6 D J McInerney (5)
LA REGLE 32 P J Rothwell 5-10-13.... J P O’Sullivan (7)
LADY MONA LISA 94 E Sheehy 5-10-13.... R Treacy (5)
RACING AGAIN 29 C O’Keeffe 7-10-9 ... Katie O’Farrell (7)
SCOTCH QUAY 25 E Griffin 5-10-5 Rachael Blackmore
15-8 Deal D’estruval, 5-2 Eamon High, 5 So Influential
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
HANDICAP HURDLE (4); winner
£5,458; 2m 7f.
(6 runners)
PHOENICIANA 39 Mrs L Wadham 7-11-12 M Tissier (7)
CORNISH WARRIOR 43 N Mulholland 7-11-9. Mr J King (5)
MORE THAN LUCK 25 (P,T;BF) O Murphy 7-11-8 . D England
POSTBRIDGE 6 (B,TH) Mrs S Humphrey 7-11-7 G Carson (10)
MINELLA GATHERING 13 (CD) P Henderson 9-10-11 J Sherwood (3)
PHARE ISLE 11 (P,T;CD) B Case 13-10-11 ...... M Kendrick (7)
GOING: SOFT (HEAVY IN PLACES)
Three Kings l 99, Cubomania 98, Lets High Five It 97.
P5PF
34-2
43236
-579
35-2
4322
4-5P
3-68
3P13
64PP
3821
5B50
5-4 Minella Gathering, 13-8 More Than Luck, 8 Phare Isle,
12 Phoeniciana, 14 Cornish Warrior, 20 Postbridge
MAIDEN HURDLE; winner €8,007;
2m.
(16 runners)
2 Cubomania, 5-2 Seskin Flyer, 7 Scotch Quay, 10 Lets
High Five It, 12 La Regle, Miracle Cure, Three Kings
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
HANDICAP HURDLE (3); winner
£8,707; 2m 4f.
(6 runners)
FIXED RATE 17 (B,T;CD) C Mann 5-11-12. A Cheleda (10)
ARTIFICE SIVOLA 61 (H;BF,CD) Mrs L Wadham 8-11-11 M Tissier (7)
MARIAH’S LEGEND 35 Miss A Murphy 6-11-9.......... J Quinlan
ARGANTE F17 (CD) H Spiller 9-11-7 ...... C Gethings (3)
CROOKSTOWN 27 (B;D) B Case 11-10-8 ...... I Popham
MAMOO 13 (VH;CD) N King 5-10-6 ................ T Whelan
Mariah’s Legend l 99, Crookstown 98, Mamoo 97.
Schmidt l 99, Chateauneuf Du Pap 98, Reelingintheyears 92.
1.05
1P16
-22F
9-5P
1P-0
6057
5417
5-4 Artifice Sivola, 2 Mamoo, 7 Fixed Rate, 12 Crookstown
BACK BAR 22 G Elliott 6-11-4........................ J Kennedy
BALLIKANAN 22 T O’Brien 6-11-4............... D E Splaine
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAP 18 E Holden 6-11-4 Rachael Blackmore
GLOBAL GUIDE 126 P J Rothwell 6-11-4 J P O’Sullivan (7)
REELINGINTHEYEARS 25 Paul Nolan 6-11-4 .. D J Mullins
SCHMIDT 31 H de Bromhead 6-11-4 .......... D Robinson (5)
SCOBIAS F11 (PH) G Webb 6-11-4 ..... S A Mulcahy (7)
BOHERARD BOY 31 C Byrnes 5-11-2.... D J McInerney (5)
DONTDOODDSON 22 Robert Tyner 5-11-2 P T Enright
ROUGH NIGHT 31 E U Hales 5-11-2......... A W Short (7)
VISIOMAN 43 H de Bromhead 5-11-2............ A E Lynch
ALLEZ AMOUR E Sheehy 6-10-11 ......... C L Murphy (7)
KRIS THE GROUND Kevin O’Sullivan 7-10-11. P F Mangan
43-6 TOUCHY 18 Don Cashman 9-10-11..... Mr E Keating (7)
2/0 LAREENA 228 (BF) W P Mullins 5-10-9 ....... P Townend
1-00 OSCAR MADNESS 166 T O’Brien 6-10-11.... RESERVE
6521
2-90
-801
8330
1080
-506
5405
0-0P
PU-1
8034
Touch Screen l 99, Little Windmill 98, Money For Nothing 97.
1.55
1
2
3
4
5
6
3-9P
F-28
3462
77
4-02
324
0/
-005
5-99
807F
5
12.30
43F3 MONEY FOR NOTHING 28 (B,T) J Farrelly 9-11-9 Mr L Morgan (7)
3614 TOUCH SCREEN 34 M Gillard 8-11-4 ... Mr T Gillard (7)
64PP WISH IN A WELL 6 (B;CD) B Case 9-10-0 ... Mr H F Nugent (5)
2 Touch Screen, 5-2 Little Windmill, 9-2 Oakidoaki
5-2 Schmidt, 11-4 Lareena, 4 Chateauneuf Du Pap, 9-2
Reelingintheyears, 8 Visioman, 12 Back Bar
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
41
HANDICAP HURDLE; winner €8,007;
2m 5f.
(11 runners)
ARDERA CROSS 18 (CD) Eoin Doyle 7-11-12. E O’Connell (7)
TERRIBLE BEAUTY 18 (TH;CD) J R Barry 7-11-12 P Townend
CONNA CROSS 43 J J Mangan 7-11-10..... P F Mangan
BALINABOOLA STEEL 6 (PH) G J Power 6-11-7..... A E Lynch
MONASTERY 6 (T) G Elliott 6-11-7................ J Kennedy
HANOVER STREET 18 (C) J Halley 6-11-6...... Rachael Blackmore
STOLE THE SHOW 31 Paul Nolan 6-11-6........ K Sexton
ASK HEATHER 31 James Dullea 6-10-11 .... D J McInerney (5)
CATCH MY DRIFT 57 J A Berry 9-10-7 Mr J P Berry (7)
MLILY 81 Martin Hassett 5-9-12 ................ A W Short (7)
PUMP ROAD 18 (PH) John Lonergan 6-9-12 A Ring (3)
Catch My Drift l 99, Hanover Street 98, Stole The Show 97.
5-2 Terrible Beauty, 7-2 Ardera Cross, 4 Conna Cross
nTIC-TAC: R-H course of 7f, sharp decent to the turn and uphill 1f
finish. nTOP TRAINERS (2013-2018): W P Mullins 31-81, H de
Bromhead 19-117. THIS SEASON: G Elliott 6, W P Mullins 5.
nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Lynch 20-156, P Townend 1980, D J Mullins 9-42. THIS SEASON: P Townend 5. nLONGEST
TRAVELLER: Pump Road (1.40) trained at Tipperary. Round trip
of 184 miles. nJACKPOT: 3-6. PLACEPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON ATR
2.15
1
2
3
4
1424
21-1
94-5
0-8P
LISTED CHASE (1); winner €18,450;
2m 5f.
(4 runners)
A TOI PHIL 22 (T;D) G Elliott 8-11-12...... Jack Kennedy
BACHASSON 39 W P Mullins 7-11-9............ P Townend
CHAMPAGNE WEST 46 (CD) H de Bromhead 10-11-9 D Robinson
LORD SCOUNDREL 110 (T) G Elliott 9-11-2 D O’Regan
A Toi Phil l 99, Champagne West 89, Lord Scoundrel 85.
6-4 Bachasson, 2 Champagne West, 5-2 A Toi Phil
2.50
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
5061
U122
6383
P737600
48-4
5-6P
NOVICE CHASE; winner €7,700;
2m.
(7 runners)
PATSIO 6 (B) J R Barry 10-11-7 ........................ K Sexton
ARTIC PEARL 22 (T;BF) M Brassil 7-11-3 .. R Loughran
BLUE EMPYREAN 25 (P) R K Watson 8-11-3 A Ring (3)
SAMSON BILL 302 Denis Hogan 10-11-3 .... D G Hogan
SIR BOB 16 Robert Tyner 6-11-3 .................. P T Enright
SOUL KALIBER 18 (PH,T) G Elliott 8-11-3......... J Kennedy
PECULIAR GENIUS 3 P Nolan 5-10-11....... D Robinson (5)
Patsio l 99, Blue Empyrean 92, Peculiar Genius 83.
9-4 Blue Empyrean, 3 Patsio, 4 Artic Pearl, 5 Soul Kaliber,
13-2 Sir Bob, 10 Peculiar Genius, 16 Samson Bill
3.25
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
7524
462P
-864
8878
P-07
7588
PF54
U492
0P85
HANDICAP CHASE; winner €7,084;
2m 5f.
(9 runners)
BENARTY HILL 6 L Lennon 8-11-7 ... Katie O’Farrell (7)
BUZZKILLBOB 47 (H) S Byrne 8-11-7 .......... M J Bolger
HIGHEST BENEFIT 15 (P,TH) W J Austin 9-11-7..... T Ryan (7)
WHATS IN IT FOR ME 18 Robert Tyner 7-11-5 P T Enright
CERCA TROVA 37 J Dreaper 12-11-4............ A E Lynch
GIBBSTOWN 15 P Stafford 12-10-11 ....... A W Short (7)
KILLARE CASTLE 18 (B,T) P W Flynn 8-10-6. R Treacy (5)
SHANKLYS DAWN 18 (P,T) P J Rothwell 7-10-6. J P O’Sullivan (7)
TOWN POND 18 (D) P L Kavanagh 12-10-6 ........ M Enright
Shanklys Dawn l 99, Highest Benefit 98, Killare Castle 97.
5-2 Shanklys Dawn, 4 Killare Castle, 9-2 Town Pond, 5
Highest Benefit, 10 Benarty Hill, 12 Buzzkillbob
42 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
1GM
CHELTENHAM ON ITV: 1.25, 2.00, 2.35 & 3.10
12.15
BALLYMORE NOVICES’ HURDLE (LISTED) (Class 1);
value to the winner £14,238; 2m 4f. (8 runners)
1
21 AINCHEA 23 C Tizzard 5-11-0................................................. B J Cooper 96
2
3614-3F AYE AYE CHARLIE 45 F O’Brien 6-11-0 ................................. P Brennan 94
3
5-523 MY CHARITY 31 G McPherson 7-11-0........................................ D Jacob 90
4
PF-54 OLLIE VAAR 30 (HH) R J Price 6-11-0 ........................................ L Heard 80
5
1-13 ONEFORTHEROADTOM 48 (BF) H Fry 5-11-0.................. B J Geraghty 84
6
202-1F2 SPRINGTOWN LAKE 24 (D) P Hobbs 6-11-0 .................... T J O’Brien l99
7
2110-1 TIKKANBAR 42 N Mulholland 7-11-0 .......................................... N Fehily 93
8
42R-114 WHATMORE 37 H Daly 6-11-0.................................................... A Tinkler 97
BETTING: 2 Springtown Lake, 9-2 Whatmore, 11-2 Ainchea, Onefortheroadtom,
13-2 Tikkanbar, 8 Aye Aye Charlie, 14 My Charity, 50 Ollie Vaar
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 3 3 1-7 3
2017: Coo Star Sivola 5-11-0 Lizzie Kelly 9-2 (N Williams), 10 ran.
FORM
ran on, held, 3rd of 10 (btn /2l) to
AINCHEA (10-12) 11-4 led 2 out, ran
Pointed And Sharp (10-12) (Worcon strongly, bt Whatswrongwithyou
ester 2m nov hdle (4) £5,064 soft).
(10-12) 1l (6 ran) (Sandown 2m nov
SPRINGTOWN LAKE (11-0) 10-1 led
hdle (3) £6,498 good to soft).
until 2 out, btn 9l by On The Blind
AYE AYE CHARLIE fell latest, earlier
Side (11-5) (7 ran) (Sandown 21/2m
(11-0) 16-1 kept on, 3rd of 10 (btn 9l)
nov hdle Grd 2 £17,085 soft).
to On The Blind Side (11-0) (Aintree
TIKKANBAR (10-12) 5-6 fav made all,
21/2m mdn hdle (4) £5,005 soft).
clear when hit 3 out, in command
MY CHARITY (10-12) 9-2 ridden 3 out,
when hung left 2 out, easily, bt
3rd of 11 (btn 20l) to Enniscoffey
Landin (10-12) 19l (8 ran) (Plumpton
Oscar (10-12) (Doncaster 2m 5f nov
21/2m nov hdle (4) £3,249 soft).
hdle (4) £4,549 good to soft).
OLLIE VAAR (10-12) 16-1 stayed on WHATMORE (11-0) 11-4 tracked leaders 4 out, one pace 2 out, stayed on,
one pace, held, 4th of 8 (btn 24l) to
held, 4th of 7 (btn 1 1 / 4l) to Delire
Kalashnikov (11-4) (Doncaster 2m 1f
D’estruval (11-0) (Haydock 2m
nov hdle (4) £3,899 good to soft).
Listed nov hdle (1) £14,238 heavy).
ONEFORTHEROADTOM (11-4) 2-5 fav
12.50
1
/F8-493 SOUTHFIELD THEATRE 17 (B) P Nicholls 10-11-12. S Twiston-Davies 95
2
6P52-50 VYTA DU ROC 30 (PH) N Henderson 9-11-6 .......................... D Jacob l99
3
375-13P BALLYMALIN 37 N Twiston-Davies 8-11-3 .............................. T Bellamy 85
4
92P5-4U RUSSE BLANC 37 (P;D) Kerry Lee 11-10-9............................. H Skelton 96
5
0P4-PF0 LAMB OR COD 45 (T;CD) P Hobbs 11-10-6 ......................... T J O’Brien 97
BETTING: 11-10 Southfield Theatre, 7-4 Vyta Du Roc, 10-3 Russe Blanc
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 6 2-3 4 3
ps 10-11-1 R T Dunne 50-1 (S Drinkwater)), 16 ran.
2017: Tour Des Champ
to Black Corton (11-8) (Cheltenham
SOUTHFIELD THEATRE (11-12) 11-2
3m nov ch (2) £15,640 good).
led until 2 out, 3rd of 5 (btn 11l) to
Robinsfirth (11-6) (Cheltenham RUSSE BLANC unseated rider latest,
earlier (11-10) 18-1 4th of 15 (btn 9l)
31/4m hcap ch Grd 3 £25,628 soft).
to Harry The Viking (10-10) (Carlisle
VYTA DU ROC (10-1) 10-1 faded, 11th
31/4m hcap ch (3) £15,640 soft).
of 20 (btn 44l) to Total Recall (10-8)
(Newbury 31/4m hcap ch Grd 3 (1) LAMB OR COD (11-1) 33-1 11th of 15
(well btn) to What A Moment (11-10)
£142,375 good to soft).
(Cheltenham 3m 1f amat hcap ch
BALLYMALIN pulled up latest, earlier
(3) £13,191 good to soft).
(11-5) 11-2 kept on, 3rd of 5 (btn 16l)
BETBRIGHT DIPPER NOVICES’ CHASE
(GRD 2) £19,932; 2m 5f
(5 runners)
504 180-P5 SKIPTHECUDDLES 27
G McPherson 7-11-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D Jacob 96
Runs: 9 Wins: 2 (S,G)
Places: 1
£6,541
Never involved last time out, type to improve with experience
301 111-11 WILLOUGHBY COURT 31
505 214-14 BOYHOOD 31
B Pauling 7-11-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N De Boinville l99
Runs: 10 Wins: 7 (3S,3GS,G)
Places: 2
£131,219
Slick jumper, always in command at Newbury, can defy penalty
T R George 7-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P Brennan 90
Runs: 9 Wins: 3 (2S,GS)
Places: 3
£18,512
Strong traveller, outstayed over today’s trip at Newbury, bit to find
302 P-2FU1 SIZING TENNESSEE 17 (C)
506 1/1-31 RED RISING 27 (D)
C Tizzard 10-11-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B J Cooper 90
Runs: 18 Wins: 5 (3S)
Places: 2
£63,078
Strong stayer, only workmanlike here over further, more needed
D Skelton 7-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .H Skelton 98
Runs: 5 Wins: 3 (2S,G)
Places: 1
£10,966
Unexposed, could be anything for top connections, worthy fav
303 151-11 AMI DESBOIS 23 (T)
507 -23651 BUCKLE STREET 13 (P,T)
G McPherson 8-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P Brennan 92
Runs: 16 Wins: 6 (3S,GS,2G)
Places: 4
£48,541
Impressive last twice over inadequate trips, don’t underestimate
1
WATCH LIVE RACING ON BETBRIGHT.COM HCAP
CHASE (2); winner £15,640; 3m 2f.
(5 runners)
FORM
1.25
M Keighley 5-10-11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .H Stock (7) 89
Runs: 10 Wins: 2 (2GS)
Places: 4
£14,834
Stout stayer, game win at Catterick but this demands more
304 3214-1 BALLYANDY 95
508 3-2125 SUPREME STEEL 23 (B)
N Twiston-Davies 7-11-0 . . . . . .S Twiston-Davies 95
Runs: 12 Wins: 6 (3S,2GS,G)
Places: 3
£185,857
Useful, only workmanlike on chase debut at Perth, bit to find
305 D1-1F2 YANWORTH 31 (BF)
A King 8-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B J Geraghty 96
Runs: 17 Wins: 11 (5S,4GS,2G) Places: 3
£329,326
Huge engine but does not look a natural chaser, conditions will suit
BETTING: 11-10 Willoughby Court, 2 Yanworth, 5 Ballyandy, 14
Sizing Tennessee, Ami Desbois
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 1 1 5 2
2017: Whisper 9-11-7, D N Russell 11-4 (N Henderson), 4 ran.
FORM
out, driven, stayed on, bt Duel At
WILLOUGHBY COURT (11-1) 15-8
Dawn (11-6) 6l (4 ran) (Cheltenham
jumped well, chased leader, led 8th,
3m 1f nov ch (2) £15,640 soft).
made rest, pushed along 4 out, clear
2 out, stayed on strongly, bt YAN- AMI DESBOIS (11-6) 2-11 fav tended
to jump right, made all from sole rival,
WORTH (11-1) 5-6 fav tracked leadridden after 2 out, hit last, kept on,
ing pair until 5th, pushed along and
always in command run-in, bt A Vos
outpaced as pace lifted 4 out, blunGardes (10-9) 23/4l (2 ran) (Wetherby
dered 4 out, rallied into 3rd 2 out,
2m 3f nov chs (3) £6,256 soft).
never able to challenge, 3l (5 ran)
(Newbury 2 1 / 2m nov ch Grd 2 (1) BALLYANDY (11-2) 8-13 fav challenged 4 out, led next, hard pressed
£22,780 good to soft).
2 out, ridden, stayed on well finish,
SIZING TENNESSEE (11-1) 2-1 fav led
bt Fagan (11-8) 1l (4 ran) (Perth
until 12th, not fluent 13th, led again
21/2m nov ch (3) £7,507 heavy).
14th, hit 15th, headed 4 out, led 3
2.00
Dr R Newland 7-10-7 . . . . . . . . . .C Hammond (7) 89
Runs: 20 Wins: 2 (S,G)
Places: 6
£16,407
Best form is on decent ground, bogged down by conditions at Chepstow
BETTING: 3 Red Rising, 4 Arthur’s Gift, 9-2 Lovenormoney, 7
Boyhood, 8 Skipthecuddles, Buckle Street, 10 Supreme Steel
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 1 5 1 2
2017: Cogry 8-10-10, W Twiston-Davies 9-2 (N T-Davies), 7 ran.
FORM
sion, outpaced 3 out, rallied last, led
BOYHOOD (11-0) 7-1 headway 5th,
final 100 yards, stayed on, bt Sykes
pushed along 3 out, plugged on, 4th
(11-2) 13/4l (11 ran) (Cheltenham 3m
of 11 (btn 10l) to The Organist (11-3)
hcap hdle (2) £13,763 soft).
WHATAKNIGHT (11-7) 9-1 held up
rear, smooth headway 3 out, found RED RISING (10-11) 9-4 fav led 3 out,
in command when left clear last, bt
nothing, 7th (btn 33l) (11 ran) (NewRaz De Maree (10-8) 9l SKIPTHEbury 3m hcap hdle (2) £21,896 soft).
CUDDLES (11-12) 8-1 ridden 2 out,
LOVENORMONEY (11-9) 4-1 made all,
5th (btn 16l) (13 ran) (Southwell 3m
ridden last, kept on well, bt Present
hcap hdle (3) £6,256 good).
Times (10-12) 9l SUPREME STEEL
(10-12) 4-1 headway 4 out, faded 3 BUCKLE STREET (11-5) 4-1 jt fav led
run-in, held on well, bt Tanarpino
out, 5th (btn 37l) (9 ran) (Chepstow
(11-13) 13/4l (11 ran) (Catterick 3m 1f
3m hcap hdle (3) £5,848 heavy).
hcap hdle (4) £3,249 good to soft).
ARTHUR’S GIFT (10-4) 6-1 mid-divi-
3.10
601 139-77 AGRAPART 58 (CD)
BETBRIGHT BEST FOR FESTIVAL BETTING
HCAP CHASE £42,712; 2m 5f (9 runners)
N Williams 7-11-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lizzie Kelly 96
Runs: 13 Wins: 3 (3S)
Places: 1
£140,080
Game winner of this last year, loves the mud and could repeat the feat
401 346-P2 TOP GAMBLE 22 (T;D)
602 -32F25 ANTEROS 17 (T,VH;C,D)
Kerry Lee 10-11-12 . . . . . . . . . .James Bowen (5) 98
Runs: 24 Wins: 8 (6S,G)
Places: 6
£165,204
Mudlark, no match for Un De Sceaux at Cork latest, respected
Mrs S Leech 10-11-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A Coleman 84
Runs: 38 Wins: 6 (4S,2G)
Places: 11
£60,674
Goes well here but a mountain to find at the weights, hard to fancy
402 2P-5PP SHANTOU FLYER 6 (PH,T;CD)
603 -71315 OLD GUARD 16 (C)
Richard Hobson 8-11-10 . . . . . . . .M Bastyan (5) 92
Runs: 33 Wins: 6 (S,3G)
Places: 9
£149,982
Shock winner of this last year, not in the same form, check betting
P Nicholls 7-11-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bryony Frost 95
Runs: 23 Wins: 7 (2S,2GS,3G) Places: 3
£252,313
Stamina doubts given conditions, one to take on at the prices
403 PP2-70 VICONTE DU NOYER 44 (T;C,D)
604 13-426 WHOLESTONE 31 (CD)
C Tizzard 9-11-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B J Cooper 97
Runs: 27 Wins: 4 (S,G)
Places: 4
£103,244
Disappointing this season but has the talent to go close, e-w
N Twiston-Davies 7-11-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . .D Jacob 98
Runs: 12 Wins: 5 (2S,3G)
Places: 5
£77,675
Disappointing at Newbury latest, likes it here and can go well
404 F0P-23 QUITE BY CHANCE 37 (D)
605 22-2P9 QUALANDO 17 (P;C)
C Tizzard 9-11-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T J O’Brien 94
Runs: 38 Wins: 5 (2S,3G)
Places: 15
£128,620
Conditions could be too demanding for him, others appeal more
A Jones 7-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T Bellamy 88
Runs: 21 Wins: 2 (S,G)
Places: 7
£72,941
Modest, best form is over shorter and will lack the class of some
405 221/23 SAMETEGAL 23 (T)
606 57-522 RAYVIN BLACK 14 (V;BF)
P Nicholls 9-11-2 . . . . . . . . . . . .S Twiston-Davies 95
Runs: 20 Wins: 6 (S,3GS,G)
Places: 7
£182,833
Jumped well when third in the Grand Sefton in Nov, interesting
O Sherwood 9-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .T Garner 84
Runs: 31 Wins: 5 (F,3S,G)
Places: 10
£153,692
Likeable front runner, best form is over shorter, tough task
406 27-4F3 THEINVAL 30 (P;BF)
607 1PP-3P ROYAL VACATION 30 (B,T;D)
N Henderson 8-11-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J McGrath 96
Runs: 34 Wins: 5 (S,2GS,2G)
Places: 10
£164,731
Stamina doubts and best form is in the spring on decent ground
C Tizzard 8-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .H Cobden 90
Runs: 21 Wins: 6 (4S,GS,G)
Places: 4
£95,857
Grade 1 winner over fences, pulled up at Newbury latest, avoid
407 214F-2 BURTONS WELL 72
608 115-14 COLIN’S SISTER 31 (D)
Miss V Williams 9-10-12 . . . . . . . . . . .A Coleman 97
Runs: 8 Wins: 2 (2S)
Places: 2
£22,801
Plenty of decent form in the mud, ran a cracker at Stratford in Oct
F O’Brien 7-10-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .P Brennan l99
Runs: 12 Wins: 5 (4S,G)
Places: 1
£69,445
Classy mare, below her best at Newbury latest, strongly fancied
408 00-417 SPLASH OF GINGE 16 (CD)
N Twiston-Davies 10-10-11 . . . . . . . . . .T Bellamy l99
Runs: 38 Wins: 6 (4S,2GS)
Places: 4
£272,344
Loves it here, goes well in the mud and must have leading claims
409 0-235F BALLYHILL 23
N Twiston-Davies 7-10-5 . . . . . . . . .J Bargary (3) 95
Runs: 17 Wins: 2 (2G)
Places: 2
£19,160
Fell early at Aintree in Dec, lovely racing weight and will go well
BETTING: 3 Sametegal, 4 Burtons Well, 5 Top Gamble, 11-2
Theinval, 7 Ballyhill, 10 Splash of Ginge, Quite By Chance, 16
Viconte Du Noyer, 20 Shantou Flyer
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 1 1 1 2
2017: Shantou Flyer 7-11-2, A Coleman 20-1 (Miss R Curtis), 11 ran.
TOP GAMBLE (11-4) 7-1 ridden 3 out,
kept on one pace, btn 25l by Un De
Sceaux (11-12) (5 ran) (Cork 2m 1f
ch Grd 2 (1) €35,400 heavy).
SHANTOU FLYER pulled up latest,
earlier (11-4) 40-1 held up, mistakes,
soon well held, 5th of 8 (well btn) to
Bristol De Mai (11-6) (Wetherby 3m
ch Grd 2 (1) £56,950 soft).
SPLASH OF GINGE (10-6) 25-1 challenged 3 out, soon led, ridden last,
held on gamely, bt Starchitect (11-2)
nk VICONTE DU NOYER (11-8) 20-1
rear, outpaced 4 out, tailed off, 11th
(well btn) THEINVAL (11-4) 20-1 fell
1st (17 ran) (Cheltenham 21/2m hcap
ch Grd 3 (1) £91,120 soft).
QUITE BY CHANCE (10-7) 7-2 led until
6th until 8th, outpaced 2 out, ridden
and switched, kept on, 3rd of 8 (btn
2l) to Sir Valentino (11-6) (Ascot 2m
1f hcap ch (2) £62,560 good to soft).
SAMETEGAL (11-12) 5-1 rear, made
2.35
FORM
mistakesn headway 3 out, kept on
one pace, held, 3rd of 11 (btn 7l) to
Gas Line Boy (11-10) (Aintree 2m 5f
hcap ch (2) £43,330 heavy).
THEINVAL (11-11) 3-1 fav one pace,
3rd of 10 (btn 13l) to Overtown
Express (11-6) (Newbury 2m hcap
ch (2) £25,024 good to soft).
BURTONS WELL (10-1) 5-1 led last,
headed run-in, rallied to lead, headed and held, btn nk by Romain De
Senam (10-6) (6 ran) (Stratford 2m
5f hcap ch (2) £15,825 good to soft).
SPLASH OF GINGE (10-10) 11-1 led
until 1st, pushed along 12th, weakened 2 out, 7th of 10 (btn 21l) to
Guitar Pete (10-2) (Cheltenham 2m
5f hcap ch Grd 3 (1) £68,340 soft).
BALLYHILL fell latest, earlier (11-0) 6-4
fav held up, headway 5th, close 3rd
2 out, ridden, 5th of 8 (btn 51/2l) to
Baby King (11-4) (Aintree 2m hcap
ch (3) £15,640 soft).
BETBRIGHT CASINO HANDICAP HURDLE
(2) winner £15,640; 3m
(8 runners)
501 -03727 WHATAKNIGHT 31 (T;D)
H Fry 9-11-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mr M Legg (5) 95
Runs: 23 Wins: 8 (GS,2G)
Places: 5
£44,215
Inconsistent and handicapped to the hilt, best watched
502 313-61 LOVENORMONEY 23 (P;D)
W Greatrex 7-11-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A Coleman 94
Runs: 8 Wins: 3 (2S)
Places: 1
£11,122
Jumped well and hacked up at Chepstow latest, dangerous
503 /42111 ARTHUR’S GIFT 17 (CD)
N Twiston-Davies 7-11-6 . . . . . .T Humphries (7) l99
Runs: 9 Wins: 3 (2S,GS)
Places: 1
£38,789
Improving, powered clear over track and trip latest, one to beat
DORNAN ENGINEERING RELKEEL HURDLE
(GRADE 2) £28,475; 2m 4f (8 runners)
BETTING: 15-8 Old Guard, 2 Colin’s Sister, 10-3 Wholestone, 8
Agrapart, 20 Royal Vacation, 25 Rayvin Black, 33 Anteros
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 3 1 5 2
2017: Agrapart 6-11-4, Lizzie Kelly 16-1 (N Williams), 6 ran.
FORM
ened, last (btn 14l) (Newbury 3m
AGRAPART (10-10) 40-1 7th of 9 (btn
hdle Grd 2 (1) £28,475 soft).
38l) to Alex De Larredya (10-10) (Auteuil 3m hdle Grd 1 £142,308 good). QUALANDO (12-2) 33-1 rear, not fluent 5th or 3 out, well beaten 2 out,
ANTEROS (10-13) 16-1 rear, headway
9th of 10 (btn 22l) to Smaoineamh
2 out, no extra, 5th of 11 (btn 81/2l)
Alainn (11-4) (Cheltenham 2m 1f
to Arthur’s Gift (10-4) (Cheltenham
hcap hdle (3) £7,507 soft).
3m hcap hdle (2) £13,763 soft).
OLD GUARD (11-4) 9-1 tracked leader RAYVIN BLACK (11-9) 2-1 fav led until
2 out, one pace, btn 21l by Potters
until 2 out, one pace, hung left after
Story (10-8) (6 ran) (Ffos Las 2m
last, ran on, 5th of 7 (btn 33/4l) to My
hcap hdle (3) £9,747 heavy).
Tent Or Yours (11-0) (Cheltenham
ROYAL VACATION pulled up latest,
2m 1f hdle Grd 2 (1) £74,035 soft).
earlier (11-12) 6-1 led 7 out until 5
COLIN’S SISTER (10-13) 8-1 plugged
out, 3rd of 6 (btn 23l) to Guitar Pete
on, 4th of 6 (btn 9l) to Beer Goggles
(9-12) (Wetherby 2m 3f Listed hcap
(11-0) WHOLESTONE (11-3) 10-1
ch (1) £15,661 good to soft).
pushed along in 5th 3 out, weak-
3.45
CHELTENHAM PONY CLUB (LISTED NH FLAT RACE)
(1); 4-y-o; £14,238; 1m 6f.
(13 runners)
1
21 ACEY MILAN 25 (T) A Honeyball 10-12.............................. A Coleman l99
2
ARCH MY BOY Martin Smith 10-12............................................ T Cannon —
3
7 COPPERHEAD 25 C Tizzard 10-12............................................ H Cobden —
4
FEEL THE PINCH F O’Brien 10-12 .......................................... A P Cawley —
5
GOLD FIELDS Laura Morgan 10-12 ........................................... H Skelton —
6
4 KINGOFTHECOTSWOLDS 25 (BF) N Twist-Davies 10-12 S Twist-Davies 88
7
3 MALINAS JACK 30 J Mackie 10-12 ............................................ D Jacob 93
8
21 NORMAL NORMAN 72 J Ryan 10-12 ..................................... P Brennan 95
9
ROMEO BROWN N Williams 10-12 ......................................... Lizzie Kelly —
10
2 SKYLINE 30 (BF) H Morrison 10-12 ....................................... T J O’Brien 95
11
VOLCANO C Williams 10-12.................................................. B J Geraghty —
12
21 ENA BAIE 170 H Fry 10-5 ............................................................. N Fehily 91
13
0 FRIDAY FEELING 40 J G O’Shea 10-5.......................... Brodie Hampson —
BETTING: 15-8 Acey Milan, 11-2 Normal Norman, 6 Skyline, 13-2 Volcano, 8
Malinas Jack, 11 Ena Baie, 14 Feel The Pinch, Romeo Brown, Kingofthecotswolds
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 8 6 1 1
2017: Cap Soleil 10-5 P Brennan 11-8 Fav (F O’Brien), 11 ran.
FORM
ACEY MILAN (10-12) 9-4 led 2f out, NORMAL NORMAN (10-12) 7-2 in
ran on well, bt Grand Sancy (10-12)
touch, outpaced 3f out, driven 2f
out, switched, stayed on, bt Forewar9l KINGOFTHECOTSWOLDS (1012) 7-4 fav ridden, well held, 4th (btn
ning (10-7) hd (14 ran) (Market
27l) COPPERHEAD (10-12) 11-1 no
Rasen 1m 5f NHF (6) £1,560 good).
threat, 7th (btn 42l) (10 ran) (Win- ENA BAIE (9-10) 33-1 ridden to chalanton 1m 7f NHF (6) £1,949 soft).
lenge 1f out, driven, led close home,
SKYLINE (10-12) 5-2 fav led 1f out,
bt Echanson (9-9) 1l (9 ran) (Le Lion
D’angers 11/2m £12,821 soft).
headed run-in, rallied, btn hd by
Ettila De Sivola (10-12) MALINAS FRIDAY FEELING (10-12) 33-1 10th of
JACK (10-12) 8-1 led 2f out until 1f
11 (well btn) to Buildmeupbuttercup
(10-12) (Warwick 1 3 / 4 m NHF (5)
out, ran on, 3rd (btn nk) (9 ran) (Don£2,599 good to soft).
caster 1m 5f NHF (6) £1,949 soft).
GOING: HEAVY
TEMPLEGATE
12.15 ................................Ainchea
12.50.............Southfield Theatre
1.25..................Willoughby Court
2.00 .......SPLASH OF GINGE (nap)
2.35...........................Arthur’s Gift
3.10.........................Colin’s Sister
3.45...................................Volcano
TOM PEPPER
12.15.............................Tikkanbar
12.50 ........................Russe Blanc
1.25 ..........................Ami Desbois
2.00 ...................Quite By Chance
2.35..................RED RISING (nap)
3.10 ...........................Wholestone
3.45 ....................Normal Norman
TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Splash of
Ginge (Cheltenham) and Ramonex (double, Catterick) with
Watching Spirits (Southwell).
TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Red
Rising (Cheltenham) and
Upsilon Bleu (Musselburgh).
SUNRATINGS’ NAP: ARTHUR’S
GIFT (2.35 Cheltenham).
SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap:
DIEG MAN (12.25 Catterick).
TIC-TAC: New course is lefthanded, 1m4f round, 10 fences
to a circuit and a stiff climb to the
winning post. FAVOURITES:
(2013-18): 157 have won out of
609 races (26%). At the previous
corresponding meetings, 33
have won out of 107 races (31%).
JACKPOT: 1-6. LIVE ON RUK
HOT ‘N NOT
TRAINERS with best record in
last 14 days: N Williams 5 winners from 11 runners; A Honeyball 7 from 17; N Henderson 15
from 46; T R George 5 from 19;
A King 6 from 28; W Greatrex 4
from 23; P Nicholls 5 from 29.
JOCKEYS with best record in
last 14 days: N De Boinville 11
wins from 26 rides; Lizzie Kelly 3
from 9; A Coleman 8 from 27; J
Bowen 6 from 24; A Tinkler 3
from 13; P Brennan 4 from 19; B
J Geraghty 5 from 24.
TRAINERS who have had the
most runners since last win: M
Smith 53; Mrs S Leech 42.
JOCKEYS who have had the
most rides since last win: T
Cannon 67; T J O’Brien 40.
TOP TRAINERS
2013-18 N Henderson 42-387,
P Nicholls 42-403, P Hobbs 35261, N Twiston-Davies 30-256, C
Tizzard 21-201, A King 19-182, F
O’Brien 15-111, H Fry 13-75, M
Keighley 12-103. THIS SEASON: C Tizzard 7, N Henderson
6, N Twiston-Davies 5.
TOP JOCKEYS
2013-18 B J Geraghty 38-248, S
Twiston-Davies 28-280, A
Coleman 20-236, N De Boinville
19-91, N Fehily 19-209, D Jacob
16-154, P Brennan 14-151, B J
Cooper 12-90, H Skelton 12-99,
H Cobden 9-43. THIS SEASON:
H Skelton 4, B J Cooper 3, P
Brennan 3, B J Geraghty 3.
TRAINER TRACE
RUNNERS HAVING FIRST
RACE FOR A NEW YARD: 3.45
Ena Baie Y Fertillet (Fr) to H Fry.
RACEFAX: N Twiston-Davies
won 2.00 in 2014 & 2015. P Nicholls won 12.50 in 2007 & 2015.
LONGEST TRAVELLERS: Normal Norman (3.45) trained by J
Ryan, Newmarket, round trip of
258 miles; Arch My Boy (3.45)
trained by M Smith, Newmarket,
round trip of 258 miles; Agrapart (3.10) & Romeo Brown
(3.45) trained by N Williams,
Molton, round trip of 242 miles.
IN THE MONEY
MONEY TALKS: Acey Milan
(3.45) opened 3-1, won at 9-4;
Ami Desbois (1.25) opened 1-4,
won at 2-11f; Lovenormoney
(2.35) opened 11-2, won at 4-1;
Tikkanbar (12.15) opened
evens won at 5-6f; Normal
Norman (3.45) opened 4-1, won
at 7-2;
TOP EARNERS
1.25 Yanworth ............£329,326
2.00 Splash of Ginge .£272,344
3.10 Old Guard ...........£255,828
3.25 Ballyandy ............£185,857
2.00 Sametegal ..........£182,833
UNDER ORDERS
SEVEN-DAY WINNERS: None.
BLINKERS FIRST TIME: None.
VISORED FIRST TIME: Anteros
(3.10). FIRST TIME HOOD: Ollie
Vaar (12.15).
WEIGHTWATCHER:
12.50
Lamb Or Cod (won off 130,
down 6lb to 124)
JOB JOCKEY: B J Geraghty
rides Yanworth (1.25) for A King,
19 from 40, 48%. Mr M Legg
rides Whataknight (2.35) for H
Fry, 13 from 31, 42%. B J Geraghty rides Onefortheroadtom
(12.15) for H Fry, 9 from 24, 38%.
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
2GM
TEMPLEGATE’S TELLY TIPS
SISTER
ACT
She will get down
By STEVE JONES
COLIN’S SISTER can
pay her own way in the
Relkeel Hurdle (3.10).
Fergal O’Brien won his
first Grade 1 on Saturday
with Poetic Rhythm and
he can bag another big
race at Cheltenham today.
Colin’s Sister takes on
the boys but she has the
muddy ground she loves.
Her Grade 2 Wetherby
win in November shows
she is well up to this level.
CHE: Where there’s
a Will there’s a way.
WILLOUGHBY COURT
won the Neptune Novices’
Hurdle at the Festival and
jumped nicely when seeing
off Yanworth in a Newbury Grade 2 a month ago.
I can’t imagine the 5lb
Yanworth gets this time
will make any difference.
Both will love the ground.
Ballyandy looks a bigger
danger. He was a smart
hurdler but has been off
the course since his chase
debut win in September
having had bone chips
removed from his leg.
MUSS: Take this to
the Max
x . It look
k ed
like MAX WARD would
improve a fair bit for his
Ascot comeback. He will
like the return to 2m4f and
the ground.
Upsilon Bleu - runner-up
in this race last year – and
1.25
1.40
‘n dirty for Fergal
Knockgraffon head the list
of threats.
CHE: The rain and
snow has made the
ground really wet so it’s
time to make a Splash.
Tough SPLASH OF GINGE
enjoyed his finest hour
when causing a 25-1 shock
in the BetVictor Gold Cup
here in November. The
ground probably wasn’t
testing enough in the
Caspian Caviar Gold last
time but he will have no
worries on that score today.
Top Gamble is another
who will love the mud. He
was predictably no match
for Un De Sceaux but has
slipped in the weights for
this return to a handicap.
MUSS: SILVER CONCORDE is set for takeoff. The 2014 Champion
Bumper may not be as good
as he was then but couldn’t
have done much more than
both starts since joining
Keith Dalgleish. Dear
Sir – fourth behind
Poetic Rhythm at
Chepstow –
looks the
danger.
2.00
2.15
SWEET SISTER . . .
Colin’s Sister wins at
Wetherby for Fergal
O’Brien (below)
Don’t look
my Gift horse in the
2.35 CHE:
mouth. ARTHUR’S GIFT
was going nowhere over
today’s track and trip two
weeks ago but his stamina
kicked in up the hill and
he won going away. There
is more to come.
Lovenormoney responded
well to cheekpieces when
an easy nine-length winner
on heavy ground at Chepstow last time. If the headgear works as well again
he must have a chance.
Boyhood and Red Rising
are others with claims.
CHE: COLIN’S SISTER rattled up four
wins last season and
returned this term by beating Wholestone in a
Wetherby Grade 2. That
was a personal best and it
would be unwise to be too
harsh on her Newbury
fourth behind shock winner Beer Goggles given the
way that race was run.
Old Guard is the threat.
He has been rejuvenated
by a breathing op but
Colin’s Sister has greater
stamina. Last year’s winner Agrapart has his conditions again but must
give weight away
all round.
3.10
MUSSELBURGH ON ITV: 1.40 & 2.15
12.30
TOTEPLACEPOT FIRST FOOT JUVENILE HURDLE
(Class 4); 4-y-o; winner £4,094; 2m. (6 runners)
1
24 BEACH BREAK 13 D McCain 10-12...................................... W Kennedy 89
2
35 INDIAN VISION 13 M Hammond 10-12..................................... J Colliver 90
3
34 JAMACHO 68 B Ellison 10-12 ................................................. C O’Farrell 87
4
3 JE SUIS CHARLIE 16 J J Quinn 10-12.................................. B Hughes l99
5
0 PHYSICIST 5 (T) P Griffin (Ire) 10-12..................................... A P Heskin 74
6
UPTOWN FUNK F16 K Dalgleish 10-12................................ C Bewley (3) —
BETTING: 11-10 Je Suis Charlie, 4 Jamacho, 6 Indian Vision, 13-2 Uptown Funk
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 6 1 2
2017: Project Bluebook 10-12 W Kennedy 6-1 (J J Quinn), 5 ran.
1.05
TOTEEXACTA HAIR OF THE DOG HANDICAP HURDLE
(3); value to the winner £11,956; 3m. (9 runners)
1
21212P3 AHEAD OF THE CURVE 17 (T) S Corbett 6-11-12............. J Corbett (5) 98
2
4-13145 MIRSAALE 30 K Dalgleish 8-11-12 ...................................... C Bewley (3) 95
3
15-42P1 STAMP YOUR FEET 16 (T) T R George 6-11-7..................... A P Heskin 94
4
0/0-P19 FLY VINNIE 29 (CD) A Whillans 9-11-2 ...................................... S Fox (5) 92
5
1B3231- TANTAMOUNT 254 (T;D) Miss L Russell 9-11-2......................... D Fox l99
6
/31-711 CRESSWELL LEGEND 46 (T) K Bailey 7-11-2 ............................. D Bass 85
7
9-22664 RAINY CITY 14 (P) I Jardine 8-10-12............................... R Chapman (5) 87
8
322284- ARTHURS SECRET 261 (HH;C) A Thomson 8-10-11 Rachel McDonald (7) 97
9
43733-3 VOLCANIC 35 (T) D McCain 9-10-9....................................... W Kennedy 96
BETTING: 9-4 Stamp Your Feet, 7-2 Cresswell Legend, 5 Tantamount, 8 Mirsaale
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE (11-4) 25-1
kept on, 3rd of 10 (btn 81/2l) to Value
At Risk (11-12) (Doncaster 2m 3f
hcap hdle (3) £5,630 good).
MIRSAALE (11-7) 33-1 faded, last of 5
(btn 30l) to Buveur D’air (11-7) (Newcastle 2m hdle Grd 1 £61,897 soft).
STAMP YOUR FEET (10-5) 9-4 led
last, ridden clear final 100 yards, bt
Rayvin Black (10-9) 2l (5 ran)
(Hereford 21/2m (2) £15,640 soft).
FLY VINNIE (11-7) 4-1 9th of 10 (well
btn) to Ebony Rose (10-5) (Carlisle
3m 1f hcap hdle (2) £15,475 soft).
TANTAMOUNT (11-1) 10-1 held up,
headway 3 out, driven to lead next,
stayed on, bt All For The Best (11-0)
1.40
TEMPLEGATE
12.30....................Je Suis Charlie
1.05 ...................Stamp Your Feet
1.40...............................Max Ward
2.15....................Silver Concorde
2.50...............................Craig Star
3.25 ....................................Misfits
GOING: GOOD TO SOFT
1
2
210-25 UPSILON BLEU 37 (D)
3
125-45 KNOCKGRAFFON 16 (P,T)
Olly Murphy 8-11-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B Hughes 95
Runs: 13 Wins: 3 (3GS)
Places: 5
£32,495
Looked in need of a stiffer test of stamina at Cheltenham latest
4
175057 KING’S WHARF 14 (T;D)
A M Thomson 9-11-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D Fox 90
Runs: 35 Wins: 6 (6G)
Places: 7
£44,710
Not much promise over timber recently, plenty to prove
5
3-5135 INDIAN TEMPLE 44 (CD)
T Reed 9-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .H Reed (7) 98
Runs: 29 Wins: 5 (GS,3G)
Places: 7
£58,650
Raced too keenly at Wetherby latest, unlikely to get an easy lead
6
720F48 MR BOSS MAN 43 (PH)
BETTING: 9-4 Upsilon Bleu, 3 Knockgraffon, 4 Max Ward, 9-2
Indian Temple, 8 King’s Wharf, 12 Mr Boss Man
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 4 5 UR 4
2017: Cold March 7-11-11, L Treadwell 6-1 (Miss V Williams), 9 ran.
FORM
MAX WARD (11-11) 7-1 mid-division, KING’S WHARF (11-12) 7-1 handy,
driven and outpaced 2 out, 6th of 10
every chance, 7th of 14 (btn 13l) to
(btn 41l) to Exitas (9-8) (Ascot 2m 1f
Wot A Shot (10-13) (Musselburgh
Listed hcap ch (1) £34,170 good).
2m hcap hdle (4) £3,574 good).
UPSILON BLEU (10-3) 11-1 led 8th INDIAN TEMPLE (11-5) 9-1 led to 4
until 2 out, faded, 5th of 8 (btn 31/4l)
out, weakened, 5th of 8 (btn 6l) to
to Sir Valentino (11-6) (Ascot 2m 1f
Wolf Sword (11-0) (Wetherby 2m 3f
hcap ch (2) £62,560 good to soft).
hcap ch (3) £7,798 good to soft).
KNOCKGRAFFON (10-11) 5-1 every MR BOSS MAN (11-12) 33-1 ridden 2
chance, one pace, 5th of 7 (btn 10l)
out, 8th of 13 (btn 12l) to Let’s Twist
to Gino Trail (10-12) (Cheltenham
Again (11-0) (Punchestown 3m hcap
2m hcap ch (2) £18,768 soft).
hdle €7,392 soft to heavy).
EACH-WAY THIEF
HAVE e-w double at Cheltenham. Unexposed BALLYHILL
(2.00) is well handicapped if getting his jumping together.
SKIPTHECUDDLES (2.35) has potential as a stayer.
2
-52311 SILVER CONCORDE 14 (CD)
3
-41112 BEENO 103 (H)
4
330-04 TRADITIONAL DANCER F16
5
16-036 APTERIX 58 (D)
6
13138/ SIR CHAUVELIN F39 (CD)
7
P-9129 MEADOWCROFT BOY 29 (BF,D)
K Dalgleish 10-11-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B Hughes l99
Runs: 15 Wins: 4 (S,3G)
Places: 8
£72,171
Revelation for new connections but this will be the acid test
Kenneth Slack 9-11-7 . . . . . . .C McCormack (3) 98
Runs: 14 Wins: 3 (S,2GS)
Places: 3
£25,048
Keen goer, kept on well enough at Kelso in Sept, check betting
I Jardine 6-11-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R Chapman (5) 92
Runs: 14 Wins: 3 (S,F,G)
Places: 4
£28,594
Nice spin on the level will put him spot on for this, one to watch
B Ellison 8-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C O’Farrell 90
Runs: 27 Wins: 7 (2S,3GS,2G) Places: 6
£50,458
Hated the heavy ground at Ayr in Nov, should run a lot better here
J Goldie 6-11-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C Bewley (3) 97
Runs: 5
Wins: 2 (GS,G)
£23,107
Progressive on the Flat, unexposed over hurdles, could be thrown in
T R George 9-11-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A P Heskin l99
Runs: 16 Wins: 4 (4G)
Places: 4
£63,318
Slick jumper, goes well on decent ground, strongly fancied
Miss P Robson 10-11-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C Nichol 97
Runs: 36 Wins: 9 (2S,GS,G)
Places: 11
£197,086
Consistent, ran better than the bare result at Ascot latest, fancied
121154 DEAR SIRE 78 (H;C,D)
D McCain 6-11-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W Kennedy 97
Runs: 20 Wins: 6 (2S,GS,3G)
Places: 4
£48,134
Tough, only 2lb higher than his Stratford win, quietly fancied
TOTEQUADPOT ‘AULD REEKIE’ HANDICAP
CHASE (2) £19,494; 2m 4f
(6 runners)
F214-6 MAX WARD 58 (D)
TOTEPOOL HOGMANEIGH HANDICAP
HURDLE (2) £19,494; 2m
(7 runners)
2.15
41/2l (10 ran) (Ayr 21/2m cond hcap
hdle (3) £9,747 good to soft).
CRESSWELL LEGEND (11-5) 2-1 jt fav
led 3 out, clear when not fluent last,
bt Haul Away (11-0) 31/4l (6 ran) (Ludlow 2m 5f hdle (3) £6,498 good).
RAINY CITY (11-7) 14-1 4th of 8 (btn
30l) to Buckled (10-6) (Musselburgh
2m 3f hcap hdle (3) £6,498 good).
ARTHURS SECRET (10-10) 20-1 kept
on, rallied run-in, 4th of 13 (btn 11l)
to Kelvingrove (11-4) (Haydock 2m
7f hcap hdle (2) £30,950 good).
VOLCANIC (11-12) 20-1 led 2 out,
headed last, no extra, 3rd of 9 (btn
33/4l) to Muthabir (11-4) (Kempton
3m hcap hdle (4) £3,899 soft).
1
TOM PEPPER
12.30 ..............................Jamacho
1.05 .................................Mirsaale
1.40 ..................Upsilon Bleu (nb)
2.15....................................Apterix
2.50 .....................Benny’s Secret
3.25....................Smiling Jessica
nTIC-TAC: R-H flat track with eight fences and 150yd run-in. nTOP TRAINERS (20132018): Miss L Russell 29-241, D McCain 28-139, A M Thomson 15-61, B Ellison 8-120.
THIS SEASON: A M Thomson 4, K Dalgleish 2, A Whillans 2. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018):
B Hughes 32-183, C Nichol 11-99, D Fox 10-77. THIS SEASON: B Hughes 4. nLONGEST
TRAVELLER: Stamp Your Feet (1.05) & Max Ward (1.40) trained at Slad. Round trip of
692 miles. nTRAINERFAX: J J Quinn won 12.30 in 2014 & 2017. nLIVE ON RUK
FORM
Nigel Thomas Slevin (Ire) 10-10-4 . .W Kennedy 94
Runs: 34 Wins: 3 (2G)
Places: 6
£42,245
Irish raider, lacked pace over timber at Punchestown, ignore
CHEL
43
A Whillans 9-10-4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C Nichol 92
Runs: 19 Wins: 4 (2S,2G)
Places: 2
£39,952
Exposed, usually races at a lower level, impossible to fancy
BETTING: 13-8 Sir Chauvelin, 7-2 Silver Concorde, 13-2 Beeno, 7
Dear Sire, 8 Traditional Dancer, 10 Apterix, 12 Meadowcroft Boy
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Superb Story 6-11-12, H Skelton 11-8 Fav (D Skelton), 9 ran.
FORM
(11-3) 4-1 4th (btn 20l) (6 ran) (Perth
DEAR SIRE (11-0) 14-1 4th of 9 (btn 9l)
2m hcap hdle (3) £7,507 soft).
to Poetic Rhythm (11-0) (Chepstow
2m 3f nov hdle Grd 2 £19,932 good). APTERIX (10-5) 12-1 led 5th, headed 3
out, 6th of 8 (btn 24l) to Martila (10SILVER CONCORDE (11-10) evens fav
0) (Ayr 2m (2) £19,494 heavy).
made all, easily, bt Pastoral Music
(11-4) 12l (6 ran) (Musselburgh 2m SIR CHAUVELIN (9-13) 20-1 rear, ridden 2 out, kept on, 8th of 17 (btn
nov hdle (4) £3,249 good).
23l) to Ivan Grozny (11-9) (Aintree
BEENO (11-2) 7-2 led 3rd, headed last,
2m hcap hdle (2) £30,950 soft).
btn 4l by Mirsaale (11-9) (5 ran)
MEADOWCROFT BOY (11-5) 5-2 fav
(Kelso 2m hdle (2) £9,747 good).
always towards rear, last of 9 (btn
DEAR SIRE (11-0) 7-2 led until last,
17l) to Monfass (11-0) (Carlisle 2m
kept on, well held, btn 21/4l by Mirs1f hcap hdle (2) £15,475 soft).
aale (11-7) TRADITIONAL DANCER
2.50
TOTEPOOLLIVEINFO.COM HANDICAP HURDLE (4);
value to the winner £6,498; 2m 3f.
(9 runners)
3.25
TOTEPOOL HAPPY NEW YEAR NOVICES’ HANDICAP
CHASE (4); winner £5,198; 3m.
(6 runners)
1
1233 MISTER SHOWMAN F11 (PH) K Dalgleish 5-11-12 ............... B Hughes 97
2
-441127 THORPE 33 (P,T) Miss L Russell 8-11-10 .................... B Campbell (5) l99
3
34331U2 CRAIG STAR 29 (P) D McCain 8-11-10................................. W Kennedy 97
4
4230-66 BUYER BEWARE 16 P Holmes 6-11-8 ...................................... J Colliver 96
5
P3P-P11 BENNY’S SECRET 51 (H) N Alexander 8-11-7.............. Lucy Alexander 98
6
227/0 ARGENT KNIGHT 45 (BH) C Kellett 8-11-5 ........................... H Reed (7) 85
7
77653/5 TITUS BOLT 14 J Goldie 9-11-1........................................... C Bewley (3) 95
8
48/P3-P STAIGUE FORT 33 (D) S Corbett 10-11-0 ............................ J Corbett (5) —
9
764-326 CASTLETOWN 27 (B) Miss P Robson 6-10-9 ..................... Craig Nichol 96
BETTING: 9-4 Benny’s Secret, 3 Craig Star, 7-2 Mister Showman, 8 Thorpe
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
1 7
2017: Dominada 5-11-7 Megan Carberry 7-2 (B Ellison), 12 ran.
1
2154624 APACHEE PRINCE 14 (T;BF) A Whillans 9-11-12 ................. K Edgar (3) —
2
U3545-4 MISFITS 51 (HH,T) Miss L Russell 7-11-12..................................... D Fox 85
3
5754-33 EAGER TO KNOW 212 M Hammond 8-11-2 ....................... F O’Toole (5) —
4
084P22F SMILING JESSICA 24 (P) Rebecca Menzies 8-10-13... G Cockburn (3) 98
5
35P4-P7 ROBINS LEGEND 68 (V) C Grant 6-10-10................................ B Hughes 97
6
3P34-65 DUTCH CANYON 212 (P) N Alexander 8-10-2............ B Campbell (5) l99
BETTING: 11-4 Apachee Prince, 3 Eager To Know, 7-2 Misfits, 4 Smiling Jessica
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 5
2017: Rolling Thunder 7-11-11 W Kennedy 5-1 (D McCain), 10 ran.
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DARTS 2018PDC WORLD
HAVING A BALL . . . Slade celebrates his Exeter try
Slade is No 1 in
the festive chart
By MATT MOORE
HENRY SLADE punished dithering England mate
Johnny May to grab the try that saw off Leicester.
The Tigers man will not want to be reminded of
his moment of hesitation when the pair meet up for
the England training camp today in Brighton.
Slade pounced after May stood off Nic White’s high
kick, then flapped it
down one-handed, allowing the Exeter centre a
clear run in.
May,
switched
from
wing to full-back before
kick-off when Mathew break the deadlock before
Tait’s back seized up, had Slade and lock Jonny
been one of the better Hill, who crossed in the
players
in
a
sloppy, corner, put the match
beyond Leicester’s reach.
error-strewn first half.
Slade sent a big penExeter coach Rob Baxalty into touch to set up
ter said: “It was messy.
“We
were
frustrated a lineout drive for hooker
things hadn’t gone our Jack Yeandle to secure
way — but I have to give the four-try bonus point.
The champions are 10
the players great credit
for everything they took points clear at the top of
the
Premiership
while
on at half-time.”
Slade, from long range, this was Leicester’s sixth
and Gareth Steenson put successive defeat — their
Exeter ahead with penal- worst run since 1965.
Tigers
fly-half
Ford
ties but George Ford
said: “We’re trying to do
twice levelled.
Chiefs
flanker
Don our utmost to snap out of
Armand powered over to this run of results.”
Exeter.............30
Leicester..........6
SPARKY’S
CUTTING
POWER
DEBUT DELIGHT . . . Rob
Cross has shone on his first
appearance at the Ally Pally
Cross out to wreck
Taylor’s retirement bash
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CHAMPION
SHIP FINAL
CHAMPIONSHIP
ROB CROSS knows he must show
zero respect to Phil Taylor —
despite asking him politely for
his photo just two months ago!
The Hastings father-of-three only
finished his career as an electrician
in 2016 to focus full-time on the
professional darts circuit.
Now he faces his idol Taylor for the first
time today in the final of the World Darts
Championship at the Alexandra Palace.
Back in November, Cross met Taylor at
the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton
and concedes he showed far too much
deference to the greatest player of all-time.
The 27-year-old said: “I got a photo taken
with him. It sounds sad now, doesn’t it? He
did say to me, ‘You and me in the final at
the worlds’. He is like Mystic Meg.
“I have watched Phil since I was a young
boy around 12 when I fell in love with the
game and we all watch Darts Gold. He is
a true legend.
“I am going to play an inspiration and I
need to be inspired and be ready.
“I am here to win. I need to bring my
A-game. If I am right I have every chance.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever get this
opportunity again. If I am aggressive, it
won’t be anything personal.
“It is a great privilege playing him in his
last match but I have to do what is right
for me and whether it is his last game on
the stage it does not matter. I want to win.”
There are eerie parallels between the rise
of Taylor and emergence of Cross, who did
not have a tour card until this year.
Aged 29, Taylor famously smashed mentor
Eric Bristow 6-1 in the 1990 Lakeside final
on his debut appearance at world level.
Remarkably, like Cross was at the start of
this year, Taylor was a 125/1 outsider.
Cross, who watched last year’s final from
his sofa, has won at least £170,000 for
reaching the final and is now aiming for a
bumper pay day of £400,000 for winning.
And he thanked his uncle Robert for
giving him a kick up the backside to take
part in a UK Open amateur qualifier in
Norwich in February 2016.
Cross said: “I gave up darts a few years
back. I didn’t want to play to deprive the
family as playing costs money.
“But my uncle dragged me out of bed
and cancelled my work one day. He then
drove me 200-plus miles to Norwich.
“I reached the semis and rediscovered my
By ROB MAUL
love for the game so, I owe him a lot.
Without him I wouldn’t be here today.”
Taylor, 57, admitted he has been “lucky”
to have reached a 21st world final — but is
confident he will handle the emotions of his
swansong appearance.
After 29 years, 16 world titles and
£7.6million in prize money, The Power is
finally hanging up his darts.
But he is realistic enough to know that
fortune has smiled on him over the last
three weeks.
He said: “At face value, getting to a world
championship final at 57 is my greatest
achievement of all but when you look at
what’s happened maybe I’ve just been lucky.
“All the big seeds have fallen by the
wayside, from Adrian Lewis and James
Wade going out in the first round, Peter
Wright going out in the second round,
Barney went in the quarter-finals and now
Michael van Gerwen has gone too.
“My opponents have been under a bit
of pressure because they don’t want to
be the bad guy who sends me
packing.
“I’m not the best player in the
tournament, I’m too old and tired
now. I’ve just picked up the
pieces
and
capitalised
on
others’ mistakes.
“I’ve loved every minute but
one more time and that’s me
done.
“Don’t worry about me — I
can
handle
the
emotions, I’m fine.”
Taylor has kept a lowprofile at the event, only
doing a handful of TV
interviews.
He
added:
“I’ve
never really believed I
can win the tournament. I haven’t played
well enough, except
when I’ve relaxed.
“When I’m tense,
I’ve been landing my
darts on the wire but
when
I’m
almost
slapdash I’ve hit the
180s and finishes.
“I still don’t think
I’m going to win it —
but I’m going to
enjoy it.”
HEARN . . . darts overlord
By ROB MAUL
overlord Hearn with a major
headache going into 2018
without the best player in the
world.
And Taylor joked: “If I can
win this title, and bow out
with the PDC’s two biggest
prizes – the World Championship and the World Matchplay
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
RUGBY UNION
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP
EXETER
(6) 30 LEICESTER (3) 6
EXETER: Tries: Armand, Slade, Hill, Yeandle.
Cons: Slade, Steenson. Pens: Slade, Steenson.
LEICESTER: Pens: G Ford 2.
P W D L F A Pts
Exeter
12 10 0 2 345 196 50
Saracens
12 8 0 4 382 221 40
Wasps
12 8 0 4 347 283 39
Gloucester 12 8 0 4 275 298 37
Newcastle 12 7 0 5 226 278 32
Bath
12 6 0 6 295 282 32
Harlequins 12 6 0 6 325 319 30
Sale
12 5 0 7 296 266 29
Leicester
12 6 0 6 277 291 28
N’thampton 12 4 0 8 275 343 22
Worcester 12 3 0 9 227 333 19
London Irish 12 1 0 11 204 364 9
GUINNESS PRO14 - Cardiff Blues 11 Scarlets
14; Newport Gwent Dragons 9 Ospreys 22.
GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP Cornish Pirates 15 Jersey 19.
FOOTBALL
JD WELSH PREMIER - Cardiff Met Uni 3
Barry Town 0.
TENNIS
ATP & WTA BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL (Australia): 1st Rd: Men - A Dolgopolov (Ukr) bt DS Schwartzman (Arg) 6-4
7-6; A De Minaur (Aus) bt S Johnson (US)
7-6 6-4. Women - M Lucic-Baroni (Cro) bt
T Maria (Ger) 6-4 4-6 6-0; A Cornet (Fra) bt
C Garcia (Fra) 3-6 6-3 ret; A Krunic (Ser)
bt C Witthoeft (Ger) 7-5 7-6; A Sevastova (Lat)
bt S Stosur (Aus) 6-1 6-3; A Tomljanovic (Cro)
bt D Aiava (Aus) 6-1 6-4; A Konjuh (Cro) bt
K Bertens (Hol) 6-1 6-2.
Muzza’s best shot
ANDY MURRAY may never get back to
his best after a long injury lay-off.
The Brit (right), 30, has been out with
a hip ailment since Wimbledon but played
an Abu Dhabi exhibition match on Friday.
Muzza said: “My expectations aren’t
high because I haven’t played for such a
long time. I’d love to be world No 1 but I
don’t mind if it’s 30. I just want to play.”
HOPMAN CUP (Perth, Australia): Group
A - Australia bt Canada 2-1. Men T Kokkinakis (Aus) bt V Pospisil (Can) 6-4 3-6
6-3. Women - D Gavrilova (Aus) bt
E Bouchard (Can) 6-1 6-4. Mixed Doubles E Bouchard (Can) & V Pospisil (Can) bt
D Gavrilova (Aus) & T Kokkinakis (Aus) 4-3 4-3.
WTA SHENZHEN OPEN (China): 1st
Rd - I-C Begu (Rom) bt F Liu (Chn) 6-1 6-2;
K Siniakova (Cze) bt O Jabeur (Tun) 6-1 6-1;
M Linette (Pol) bt J Cepelova (Svk) 7-5 2-6
6-4; A Riske (US) bt Q Wang (Chn) 7-5 6-0;
A Sabalenka (Blr) bt M Niculescu (Rom) 6-4
6-4; Y-Y Duan (Chn) bt E Rodina (Rus) 6-2 7-5.
ICE HOCKEY
ELITE LEAGUE - Braehead 6 Dundee 0;
Edinburgh 3 Fife 5.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL
NFL - New York Giants 18 Washington Redskins 10; New England Patriots 26 New York
Jets 6; Minnesota Vikings 23 Chicago Bears
10; Detroit Lions 35 Green Bay Packers 11;
Indianapolis Colts 22 Houston Texans 13;
Pittsburgh Steelers 28 Cleveland Browns 24;
Philadelphia Eagles 0 Dallas Cowboys 6.
TODAY’S SPORT
RUGBY UNION: Guinness PRO14 Leinster v Connacht (3.15), Ulster v Munster
(5.35).
TENNIS (to Jan 6): ATP Tata Open
Maharashtra (Pune, India). ATP Qatar
ExxonMobil Open (Doha). WTA ASB
Classic (Auckland, New Zealand).
BASKETBALL: BBL Championship Surrey v London (4.0).
ICE HOCKEY (6.0): Elite League Coventry v Nottingham, Manchester v
Sheffield (5.30), Milton Keynes v Cardiff.
FOOTBALL FIXTURES: GOALS P10 & 11
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the
New
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11am–1pm:
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the goals as
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SWANSONG . . . Phil
Taylor’s clash with Rob
Cross will be his last
before retirement
PHIL HAS TITLE SHOT
PHIL TAYLOR reckons Barry
Hearn will SHOOT him if he
becomes world champion in
his last pro match.
The Power faces debutant
Rob Cross in the final at Ally
Pally tonight.
Taylor, 57, is aiming to win
a record 17th world crown
before retirement.
Victory could leave darts
in association with
— I think Barry’s going to
shoot me!
“It’s ridiculous, I shouldn’t
have stood a chance in Blackpool, either, but I won that
one in July. But I’ve no
regrets, this is it.”
Even if Taylor lifts the Sid
Waddell Trophy, he will not get
an invite to defend it — and
would have to qualify.
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Will United manage
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World Darts Final
Get the latest as
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bow out in style by
beating Rob Cross.
46 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
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PREMIER LEAGUE
ALLARDYCE . . . jaded
Roo-union
can lift us
By GRAHAM NICKLESS
SAM ALLARDYCE hopes
having Manchester United
visit Goodison today will
spark his tired players.
The Everton boss’ honeymoon period is over
after the feeble 2-1 defeat
at Bournemouth.
But facing United can
inspire the jaded Toffees.
Big Sam, set to recall
Wayne Rooney to the
starting line-up against
his old club, said: “Sometimes when you play a
team as big as that it gets
the best out of you.
“We’ve
lost
against
Bournemouth and it puts
more pressure on you to
try to get something from
Manchester United.
“It’s going to be about
recovering the players and
what team I pick and what
tactic we use to try to
master Manchester United.
“The players are going
to have to be as fresh as
they possibly can because
they are not going to have
a lot of the ball.”
United have stuttered of
late, drawing their last
three Prem games.
Big Sam said: “Can we
take advantage of their
recent form? Only if we
play our best. If we do
that we’ll have a chance.”
£25m Cenk
seals move
CENK TOSUN is set to
seal a huge £7.5million-ayear deal with Everton.
The Besiktas striker, 26,
has agreed a four-year
contract and will pocket
£145,000 a week.
Turkey
international
Tosun was in London
yesterday after a fee of
£25m plus £3m in addons was given the OK.
His signing means the
end for Oumar Niasse, 27.
He has started one game
for boss Sam Allardyce
and was hauled off at halftime against Liverpool.
Stick it on
bill, Toffees
EVERTON’S new stadium
costs
have
“escalated
significantly“
over
the
original £300million price.
The Toffees still intend to
move in time for 2022-23,
having signed a lease at
Bramley Moore Dock.
And chief exec Robert
Elstone insisted they will
cover the soaring costs.
He said: “There is an
increased overall cost.
“But returns from naming rights, sponsorship,
higher attendances and
greater use on non-matchdays will recoup it.”
DON’T
PANIC
OLD
It is improving at
Old Trafford but
City are awesome
SAINT THAT A SHAME
. . . Pogba had a goal ruled
out against Southampton
By NEIL CUSTIS
Everton v Man Utd
IT SEEMS strange to say it
given the current feeling
5.30pm, live on Sky Sports Prem
around Old Trafford but
there HAS been progress at United kept their foot on the ball, anything we have seen in the
Manchester United in 2017. did not panic, they trusted in the Premier League.
Problem is, it certainly does
not feel that way as they enter
their first game of the new year
at Everton today.
Indeed there is probably more
uncertainty and anxiety among
the club’s supporters now than
there was 12 months ago.
Is this team good enough? Have
they spent well? Will they ever
catch Manchester City again?
And worst of all are they heading
the Liverpool way when dominance turned into stagnation?
But there was a time under
the great Sir Alex Ferguson
when this was a fear.
In the three successive seasons
from 2003-04 to 2005-06, United
finished third twice, 15 points
behind Arsenal and 18 points
behind Chelsea.
In that time there was a huge
churn in players.
But they bounced back.
Of course, later when Roberto
Mancini lead City to their first
Premier League title it felt then
that there would be a tilt in the
balance of power — despite the
narrow margin of triumph.
It didn’t happen. Both times
LUK’S OUT . . . United star
Lukaku is carried off during
Saturday’s clash with Saints
boss and that things would
change. This was not just the
case at board level but fans too.
Sir Alex had too much credit
in the bank for his position to
seriously come under question.
But Mourinho is now being
questioned for the first time by
some of the United faithful.
But consider the case for the
defence . . . in Mourinho’s first
season he won the Carabao Cup
and Europa League.
While their league position
slipped it was largely sacrificed
towards the end for that Europa
triumph and entry back into the
Champions League.
You could argue it was clever
management of his resources.
In the league at this stage last
season United were sixth with
40 points, 32 goals for and 20
goals against. Now they are
third with 44 points, 43 goals for
and 16 goals against.
The difference then was the
leaders, Chelsea, had 52 points
and were very good.
But Manchester City matched
that total three games ago. They
are better, perhaps better than
At this rate they are heading
for more than 100 points this
season, the record is Chelsea’s
95 under Mourinho in 2004-05.
All this does not help the
feeling enveloping United fans.
The belief of great things to
come
in
Mourinho’s
second
season on the back of more
investment has not transpired.
It seems it is all getting the
manager and players down too.
Asked after Saturday’s draw if
it was no longer about the title
but staying in the top four, Phil
Jones replied: “For sure. It’s
obvious if you look at the table.”
So a year on, nothing has really
changed. Still no nearer making a
title bid but now things are
starting to go into reverse.
Three draws means they are
now behind Chelsea and battling to stay above Liverpool.
When the downturn began in
the wake of Sir Alex’s departure,
club greats would baulk at
suggestions United could go the
way of Liverpool.
The problem right now is that
it is a real possibility and
nobody can deny it.
Rom’s out
for count
ROMELU LUKAKU will
miss United’s next two
games — including
today’s trip to his old
club Everton.
The striker clashed
heads with Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt
and is out of Friday’s
FA Cup tie with Derby.
Boss Jose Mourinho
said: “We have problems. We lost Lukaku,
we lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a month.”
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
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TRAFFORD WOE
Alan Shearer
OUR COLUMNISTS ARE THE TALK OF FOOTBALL
IT is said a team is a mirror image of it’s
manager. Right now that is the case with
Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho is totally flat and so is his team.
I cannot remember the last time I saw him
smile. There is no energy or spark and certainly
none in his team right now.
He acts like the whole world is against him.
Jose has pointed to penalty appeals in each of
the three draws that have totally derailed their
season over the festive period.
I would point to the overall performances in
each of those three games against Leicester, Burnley and Southampton — simply not good enough.
They did not do enough to win any of them and
you could say they were fortunate to get a point
against Burnley with an injury-time equaliser.
Yes, they had the majority of the play against
Southampton, yet who made the save of the
game? David De Gea.
While I wasn’t at Old Trafford, watching the
live feed in the MOTD studios I did sense the
first real grumblings among the crowd.
There was a great sense of anticipation
before the season started. After all, it was
the second season under Mourinho when
things have always kicked in at his previous clubs.
Yet they sit just four points better
off than at this time last season.
Jose has been at pains to deflect
the blame. Not least over to the
blue side of Manchester and
their amazing spending ability.
It’s not like he hasn’t shelled
out the cash in the transfer
market — all £300million of
it!
It was he who bought
Romelu
Lukaku,
Nemanja Matic, Victor
Lindelof,
Henrikh
Mkhitaryan.
Who
broke the then world
record transfer fee to
get Paul Pogba?
But he is not getting the best out of
any of them right
now.
Mkhitaryan
would struggle to
get in any Premier
League team at the
moment,
let
alone
United’s.
Look at what Jose already had at his
disposal as well:
One of the best attacking right-backs in
the country in Antonio Valencia.
The best keeper in the world in De Gea.
Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jesse
Lingard — all very good players.
Pep Guardiola has added to what he had
but also made what he inherited better.
Yet the message from the Manchester
United manager about his players is a
negative one, that they are simply not good
enough.
For me the problem all came down to the
Manchester derby.
At that point there was a chance to close
the gap to five points. It was a game
United had to win. Yet on the sidelines, the
reality dawned on Jose.
The City team was simply on a different planet. This was not a team they
were going to beat or catch. They
were so much better.
For a manager used to winning,
it will have hurt.
Even with a team that is not as good
as the opponent, he was a manager
who could always find a way.
I had no problem with the way he
set up on that day.
You cannot take this City team on at
football,
although
Crystal
Palace
deserve great credit for having a go
yesterday and almost becoming the
first team to beat them.
But what Mourinho realised is you
cannot simply park the bus and stop
them. That does not mean you wave
the white flag, though, but that is what
he is doing.
Injuries, referees, money, all written
on a flag of surrender.
In his defence he started from a
poorer place than Pep who had the
likes of David Silva, Sergio Aguero and
Kevin De Bruyne already installed at
the club. That is why Jose has said
the £300m was not enough.
But the fans are sick of the excuses,
they want action and right now that is
in short supply with this side.
It is time for Jose to pick himself up and this
team — or things are only going to get worse.
KARANKA . . . target
Forest in
Kar ride
By GRAHAM HILL
Give
us a
smile
JOSE AND UNITED
HAVE NO SPARK
THE QUIET MAN . . .
Mourinho cuts a solemn
figure during Saturday’s
stalemate with Saints
FORMER
Middlesbrough
chief Aitor Karanka is
favourite to take over at
Nottingham Forest.
The Championship outfit
sacked Mark Warburton
yesterday after just nine
months in charge.
That followed Saturday’s
home defeat to Sunderland, which left Forest a
distant ten points adrift of
the play-off places.
City Ground owner Evangelos Marinakis is keen on
Karanka after seeing the
Spaniard guide Boro to
the Premier League.
Karanka was sacked by
the North East club last
March as they headed
back to the Championship.
Forest also dismissed
Warburton’s
assistant
David Weir and director of
football Frank McParland.
Warburton
issued
a
statement via the League
Managers’ Association.
He said: “David Weir
and I are extremely disappointed to be leaving. The
team has made significant
progress since avoiding
relegation last season.”
New Year’s Leave —
Goals Pages 10, 11
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in the stomach on Saturday. Ref Craig Pawson
missed the incident but
Young, 32, will now miss
United’s Prem trip to
Everton today, the FA Cup
third-round tie with Derby
plus the home league
game against Stoke.
Serbian star Tadic said:
“He elbowed me and I
asked him, ‘Why did you
do that?’
“It was really strange
because I didn’t expect
that from him because
he’s so experienced.
“OK, if you want to push
that’s one thing but an
elbow is different.”
Asked if he should have
been sent off, Tadic
replied: “Yes, yes.”
Southampton’s point at
Old Trafford was a huge
improvement after their
5-2 Boxing Day drubbing
at Spurs.
Tadic, whose Saints side
entertain Crystal Palace
tomorrow, said: “Now we
have shown we have the
mentality to keep a clean
sheet and be more dangerous as well. We showed
great character.”
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48 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
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MY LUC’S IN . . . Swans boss Carlos Carvalhal hails
Luciano Narsingh after his winner against Hornets
Big call
by Carv
NASTY . . . Naughton stamp
Swansea v
Tottenham
Naughty
Naughton
cops ban
Tomorrow, 7.45pm, Sky Sports Prem
By PAUL JIGGINS
CARLOS CARVALHAL claims he
snubbed job offers from all
over the world to become
Swansea boss.
And the Welsh club will be
delighted he did after they staged
an epic late comeback to beat
Watford in his first game.
If he can repeat the trick
against Spurs tomorrow, delight
will turn to elation.
Saturday’s dramatic win summed
up a roller-coaster spell for
Carvalhal — named Swans boss
last week, just days after being
axed by Sheffield Wednesday on
Christmas Eve.
The Portuguese said: “Christmas
was a little strange. I was in
Sheffield with my wife and son.
“I got calls to work from Japan,
Turkey, America and other countries far away, as well as England.
“It was a strange day because I
was on the phone a lot. But that
is the life. We are professionals.
“We agreed the deal with
Swansea on the Wednesday night
and they thought I would watch
the games here and against
Tottenham — then start working
with the team next week.
“But I said I wanted to go
to Swansea the next morning to
prepare the team.
“So we got up at 4am and
travelled to be with the players at
training on Thursday as time is
our enemy at the moment.”
The Swans trailed 1-0 with just
four minutes to go on Saturday
before goals from Jordan Ayew
and Luciano Narsingh won it.
By VIC HOLLY
SWANS ON SONG
SWANSEA were in an even
more precarious position
this time last year — and
still managed to beat the
drop. Are they about to
repeat the trick?
BOTTOM OF PREMIER LEAGUE
DEC 31, 2016
P
16 Middlesbro 19
17 C Palace
18
18 Sunderland 19
19 Hull City
19
20 SWANSEA 19
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4
3
3
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4 10
2 13
4 12
3 13
F
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29
17
16
21
A PTS
22 18
33 16
35 14
41 13
44 12
AS IT STANDS
16 Newcastle
17 C Palace
18 West Ham
19 West Brom
20 SWANSEA
P
21
21
20
21
21
W D L
5 4 12
4 7 10
4 6 10
2 10 9
4 4 12
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19
18
22
15
12
A PTS
30 19
32 19
38 18
28 16
32 16
SPURRED ON
Loan wolf Harry driven by hunger
TEAMS are judged on results
and strikers are judged on
their goals.
Harry Kane gets both but
there’s another reason he’s the
best in the world at the moment.
The Spurs star has a quality
which is at the heart of every
great centre-forward — desire.
It’s one of the things that has
impressed me most about him
and, without it, he wouldn’t be
breaking scoring records and
getting the plaudits.
When some strikers score they
will feel happy they’ve performed
and their job is done.
But that is not the case with
England striker Kane.
Watch him in action. When he
scores a goal, he’s looking for the
next one and the next — his
incredible eight hat-tricks in 2017
are testament to that.
It’s like he doesn’t set targets
because there’s no limit to what
he wants to achieve, he always
wants more.
His hunger is insatiable and
that’s something you can’t coach a
player, it has to come from
within.
While
many
academy
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players are happy to stay in the
comfortable surroundings of the
Under-23/reserve leagues, Kane
went out on loan.
I came up through the lower
leagues and there’s no glamour
for a teenager from a big club
being dropped in among men
grafting to pay the bills.
There
is,
however,
an
opportunity to learn your trade.
An opportunity to become a
man, one physically ready to play
in the Premier League, ready to
learn the art of scoring gradually.
Kane went off to Leyton Orient,
Millwall, Norwich and Leicester
City for loan spells and he
returned to Tottenham stronger
and even more motivated to make
his name.
And he and the club are now
reaping the benefits of that
education — though it’s important
to point out he doesn’t do it all
on his own.
In Christian Eriksson and Dele
Alli, Kane has two technically
excellent
players
who
create
chance after chance for him.
It’s evident that Kane and Dele
have a great relationship off the
pitch and that comes through
when you see the enjoyment they
get playing alongside one another.
All of his team-mates clearly
have faith in Kane because even
if he misses chances, they keep
feeding him because they know
he’ll eventually find the net.
It was laughable when he was
getting stick for not scoring in
August. Who cares when he
scores them in every other month
of the year?
He responds to criticism by
scoring. And in beating Alan
Shearer’s record for most goals in
a calendar year in the Premier
League, it’s also important to
note the game has changed
since Shearer set the record.
There’s
greater
tactical
awareness
and
more
subtle
deployment of players these days,
which makes Kane’s achievement even more admirable.
He’s greedy in the right
way, always looking to make
a yard of space to get his
shot off.
Another great trait. He
scores all types of goals
from all angles.
And,
at
just
24,
there’s plenty more to
come and that’s great
news for Tottenham
and England.
LOOKS GOOD
. . . prolific Kane
KYLE NAUGHTON will be
banned for three games
after accepting an FA
charge of violent conduct.
Television
pictures
showed
the
Swansea
defender, 29, stamping on
Watford striker Stefano
Okaka during their 2-1 win
on Saturday.
A statement read: “The
incident was not seen by
the match officials but
caught on video.”
Naughton
had
been
given until 5pm today to
respond to the charge,
but Swansea say they will
not appeal the decision.
The full-back will miss
games against his former
club Tottenham, Wolves
and Newcastle.
Meanwhile,
Swansea
City Supporters’ Trust has
called for the removal of
chairman Huw Jenkins.
The Trust, which owns
21.1 per cent of the club,
spoke out in the wake of
Jenkins giving interviews
on Friday surrounding the
club’s takeover in 2016.
Jenkins said: “For people to say they didn’t know
about the sale annoys me
because it’s wrong.”
But a statement said:
“The Trust was deliberately excluded from the
2016 sale by the selling
shareholders. We cannot
be clearer on that point.”
Poch is no
Toby mug
By PAUL JIGGINS
MAURICIO
POCHETTINO
has told Tottenham fans
to keep calm and trust in
Daniel Levy over Toby
Alderweireld’s future.
The Belgian defender,
28, is one of the few stars
at Spurs not to have been
offered an improved deal
in recent times.
His current contract
runs out in 18 months
but Tottenham have the
option of adding an extra
year.
And boss Poch insists
chairman Levy has it all
under control.
Poch said: “This is a
message for our fans.
Toby still has 2½ years of
contract.
“Messi had six months
left on his contract.
Messi! Nothing happened.
“Players like Lamela
also still haven’t signed.
“Calm. Calm. Our fans.
Because Daniel is very
good, he has managed the
club 17 or 18 years.
“Let Daniel work. It is
important the fans trust
in Daniel.”
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WATFORD
TO BEAT
MAN CITY
16/1
SCOTT TO HURT . . . Dann lies
injured before (insets) receiving
treatment and being carried off
Spot kicked
in the teeth
BUT ROY’S PROUD OF HIS BOYS
ROY HODGSON refused to
blame
his
players
for
missing the chance to
inflict Manchester City’s
first Premier League defeat
of the season.
Luka Milivojevic fluffed an
injury-time
penalty
—
City
keeper Ederson barely had to
move — but the Palace boss
instead focused on the positives.
Hodgson (below) said: “Its frustrating, of course. A good save.
“But in a moment like this it’s
better to concentrate on the performance, how well we played
and to give the players an enormous pat on the back for
the level of performance
and
how
they
conducted themselves.
“If
one
is
to
be
brutally honest, with five
or six minutes to go I
was thinking more in
terms of making sure
we didn’t lose our
point than going
on to win.
“It
was
an
opportunity that
came
as
a
great
bonus,
with the penalty
being
awarded, but
as
in
the
Bournemouth
game with a
similar situa-
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tion, we didn’t take advantage.
Maybe come the end of the
season we’ll look back with
enormous disappointment and
frustration to have missed both
penalties but after both games
I’m more inclined to say, ‘Well
done, boys, that was a very
good point’.
“I’m very pleased and proud
of the performance: I thought it
was excellent.
“It was excellent in terms of
their tactical discipline, their
commitment,
focus,
determination, their concentration.
“You only need to fall
asleep for a brief moment
against a team of that
quality and they punish you
with the level of player
they have. If you don’t
work that hard you are
likely to concede.
“I thought our best
chance would be to
score some goals
but luckily we
kept them at
bay and could
even
have
won it with
that penalty.”
Wilfried
Zaha
controversially
won
the
spot-kick
which
was
hotly disputed by City’s players.
Raheem Sterling nudged the
winger to the ground in one of
the last attacks of the game.
But Hodgson fears his star
turn may run out of steam. He
said: “Wilf was very, very good.
“He puts in one excellent
performance after another.
“The question is how long
can he keep this going?
“An element of scepticism
creeps in when you’ve been in
football for a long time.
“To keep giving performances
like that week after week, with
very little break in between, it
amazes me. I can only hope he
can keep it going.”
Palace are now a point clear
of third-bottom West Ham but
may pay for their heroics.
Defender Scott Dann got hurt
challenging Kevin De Bruyne
and sub Jason Puncheon was
crocked in injury-time when
fouling the Belgian — for which
he was lucky not to see red.
Hodgson added: “We are
massively stretched. Not just at
the moment but going forward.
“Mamadou Sakho is likely to
be out for a few weeks, Joel
Ward is still recovering and
then we’ve lost Dann, we’ve lost
Puncheon, so I’m afraid we’ve
stretched our resources to the
absolute limit.
“Dann’s injury doesn’t look
good, that’s for sure. It’s a serious knee injury.”
CITY’S RECORD WINNING RUN
HERE is every game in Mancheste
r
City’s record 18-match Prem
ier
League winning run.
Aug 26
Sep 9
Sep 16
Sep 23
Sep 30
Oct 14
Oct 21
Oct 28
Nov 5
Nov 18
Nov 26
Nov 29
Dec 3
Dec 10
Dec 13
Dec 16
Dec 23
Dec 27
Bournemouth (a)
Liverpool (h)
Watford (a)
Crystal Palace (h)
Chelsea (a)
Stoke (h)
Burnley (h)
West Brom (a)
Arsenal (h)
Leicester (a)
Huddersfield (a)
Southampton (h)
West Ham (h)
Man United (a)
Swansea (a)
Tottenham (h)
Bournemouth (h)
Newcastle (a)
2-1
5-0
6-0
5-0
1-0
7-2
3-0
3-2
3-1
2-0
2-1
2-1
2-1
2-1
4-0
4-1
4-0
1-0
SILVA . . . rally
Go for kill
says Silva
By PAUL JIGGINS
MARCO SILVA says his side
need to remember how to
“kill off” their rivals.
Watford face Manchester
City at the Etihad tomorrow
and have dropped 16 points
from winning positions —
more than any other
Premier League team.
The latest came in their
2-1 home defeat by Swansea on Saturday. And the
Hornets boss said: “It’s
our job to find out why we
cannot kill the games off.
“We have to put the ball
in the net when we create
chances. Swansea only had
one shot until they made it
1-1 with four minutes left.
“We had the game under
control. When you create
chances at 1-0 you need
to score and capitalise on
that. Kill the match.”
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CRYSTAL PALACE
v MAN CITY
ATTENDANCE: 25,804
REFEREE: Jon Moss
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
Fosu-Mensah
7
Hennessey
7
Van Aanholt
6
Dann
Tomkins
6
7
Riedewald
Cabaye
Milivojevic
6
6
6
Zaha
Townsend
Benteke
6
7
6
6
Jesus
6
Sane
6
B Silva
6
6
Gundogan
6
De Bruyne
Fernandinho
7
7
Mangala
7
Otamendi
7
Danilo
7
Walker
Ederson
SUBS — C PALACE: Kelly (Dann 20) 6,
Puncheon (Cabaye 75) 6, Lee (Puncheon 90)
6. Not used: Speroni, Souare, Kaikai, Delaney.
Booked: Dann, Kelly, Cabaye, Van Aanholt,
Puncheon.
MAN CITY: Aguero (Jesus 23) 6, Sterling
(Gundogan 57) 5, Toure (B Silva 81) 5. Not
used: Bravo, Stones, Adarabioyo, Zinchenko.
Booked: Fernandinho, Aguero, Sane, Toure.
(Dream Team ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
74%
26%
27% 73% 34% 76%
SHOTS ON/OFF TARGET
4
1
2
4
4
BLOCKED SHOTS
7
3
5
CORNERS
OFFSIDES
7 8
4 2
TOTAL PASSES
628
PASSING ACCURACY
87%
60%
YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS
5
4
0
CRYSTAL
SELHURT
But Pep’s champs elect
prove they’ve got bottle
By DAVE
KIDD
Those
two
bullet-ridden
veterans of the Iceland campaign have been responsible
for the only blemishes to
Pep
Guardiola’s
astonishing
Premier League season.
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SO it turns out that the
only men who can stop
Manchester City are Roy
Hodgson and Wayne Rooney.
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Rooney’s goal earned Everton a
draw at the Etihad in August. And
18 victories later, Palace boss
Hodgson masterminded a muckand-nettles masterclass to ambush
the runaway leaders and end the
longest winning streak in the history of English league football.
Back in the distant days of last
season when Saint Pep seemed all
too fallible, this was just the sort of
quintessentially English occasion
where you’d have fancied him to
come unstuck.
The old-school Selhurst Park
atmosphere,
the
in-your-faces
defending, the blood-curdling challenges which left the Catalan complaining after the final whistle.
All in all, three players left the
field on stretchers — two Palace
players injuring themselves while
fouling Kevin De Bruyne — while
another, Gabriel Jesus, left in tears.
None of this will make the
blindest bit of difference to the
destination of the title, of course —
City are 14 points clear and still
likely to win the thing by around
Pancake Day.
But at least the expression “you
can’t win ’em all” is no longer
threatened with extinction.
And had Luka Milivojevic converted a 91st-minute penalty, Palace
would have torpedoed Guardiola’s
NIL-MIL . . . Milivojevic’s
penalty is saved by
Ederson to keep it goalless
bid for an invincible league season.
Yet still City remain unbeaten. Ederson has been Guardiola’s key signing, his distribution and sweeperkeeping have been outstanding.
And although Milivojevic’s spotkick was too low and too central,
the Brazilian was aware enough to
save with his feet and ensure a
draw.
He ought to be a genuine contender for Footballer of the Year.
But for all talk of the £400million
City have spent since Guardiola’s
arrival,
this
clean
sheet
was
achieved with a central defensive
partnership of Nicolas Otamendi
and Eliaquim Mangala — men who
were almost laughing stocks a
couple of years ago.
Guardiola undoubtedly improves
players. He seems to be the only
manager in Manchester capable of
doing so just now. The City boss
certainly had a point when he
demanded greater protection for his
players — especially when De
Bruyne broke from the penalty
save and was given the lumberjack
treatment by Jason Puncheon, with
both men ending up on stretchers.
While the players were being
treated, Guardiola plonked himself
down in Hodgson’s dugout and
enjoyed a good old chat with a
bloke who was winning league titles
while he was still at primary school.
Guardiola is a man renowned for
his outside-the-box thinking, so
perhaps he was picking Hodgson’s
brains about the time he had Harry
Kane taking corners at the Euros.
But now it’s time for the digs
about Iceland to end. Hodgson is
performing the same sort of heroics
at Palace as he had previously
done at Fulham and West Brom.
He remains damned effective at
getting
the
Premier
League’s
financial lightweights punching like
super-middles.
Palace certainly didn’t throw
caution to the winds of Storm
Dylan — why on Earth would any
team against a side as accomplished as Guardiola’s?
But neither were they as ultradefensive
as
Rafa
Benitez’s
Newcastle had been last week.
With Wilfried Zaha in their team,
Palace were always going to have a
chance of seizing a goal.
He went over to win the controversial penalty after what was no
more than a nudge from Raheem
Sterling — but his was as skilful a
display as anyone in the City team.
The winger is in such effervescent form that you have to wonder
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PARK
CITY BREAKS . . . sub Puncheon injures De Bruyne and Jesus leaves on crutches
OH JESUS!
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PROUD OF
HIS BOYS P49
that, had Manchester United ever
managed to sign a player so good
they might have managed to give
us a genuine title race . . .
Had City won here, a 19th successive victory would have equalled
Guardiola’s own record winning
streak — set at Bayern Munich —
for the longest winning run in any
of Europe’s top five leagues.
Palace did have their chances,
though.
Patrick van Aanholt’s deflected
shot tested Ederson and after Scott
Dann was carted off with an injury
sustained while body-checking De
Bruyne, there were signs of City
becoming ragged.
Zaha was severely testing his
£50m marker Kyle Walker, while
De Bruyne was exploding with rage
at team-mate Leroy Sane after a
misunderstanding over a stray pass.
But
Sergio
Aguero,
an
early
replacement for Jesus, had a shot
deflected against a post.
After the break, De Bruyne
curled one narrowly wide following
a one-two with Ilkay Gundogan
and Wayne Hennessey made an
excellent stop to deny Sane.
Hodgson admitted he was preoccupied with thoughts of containment, yet in the final stages
Andros Townsend skied a glaring
opportunity from a Zaha centre
and then Jon Moss pointed to the
spot after Zaha’s tumble.
The minor miracle of a City
defeat was not to materialise.
But Hodgson has not just given
Palace heart, he’s given a sense of
belief to the rest of the Premier
League that Manchester City might
be mortal after all.
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41
Arsenal............21 11 5 5 38 26
38
Tottenham.....20 11 4 5 39 20
37
Burnley ...........21 9 7 5 18 17
34
Leicester......... 21 7 6 8 31 32
27
Everton...........21 7 6 8 25 32
27
Watford.......... 21 7 4 10 30 37
25
Huddersfield..21 6 6 9 18 32
24
Brighton.........21 5 7 9 15 25
22
Southampton 21 4 8 9 20 30
20
Bournemouth 21 5 5 11 20 32
20
Stoke............... 21 5 5 11 23 46
20
Newcastle...... 21 5 4 12 19 30
19
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19
West Ham.......20 4 6 10 22 38
18
West Brom......21 2 10 9 15 28
16
Swansea......... 21 4 4 13 13 32
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lot of things on my mind. But my
feeling now is Alexis is an Arsenal
player.”
Striker Jesus has suspected ligament
knee damage and left the pitch crying,
while De Bruyne will be assessed
today after being carried off on a
stretcher as City’s record-breaking
18-game winning run was ended.
The Jesus KO may prompt Guardiola
to return for long-term target Sanchez
with the window opening today.
Guardiola added: “Now is all about
recovering from this game. In two days
we have another game.
“Sanchez is a player at Arsenal and
I think he is going to stay at Arsenal.”
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was
asked after his side’s 1-1 draw at West
Brom if he was worried about a fresh
move from City for Sanchez.
And he said: “I don’t see why I
should come back to a subject we have
talked 155 times about before. We play
on Wednesday night. I think Sanchez
was fantastic.”
Guardiola’s immediate concern is
patching up his team for tomorrow’s
clash with Watford.
It could have been worse with Eagles
midfielder Luka Milivojevic missing an
injury-time penalty to steal all three
points. Guardiola said: “I admire the
physicality of the league, but the
referees have to protect the players. It
is all I am asking.
“Gabriel will be out for maybe a little
more than one month. Kevin, we will
see if it is a kick or something else.”
Leaders City have come in for some
rough treatment of late with Spurs’
Dele Alli’s horror tackle on De Bruyne
and Newcastle’s Jacob Murphy’s stamp
on Ilkay Gundogan going unpunished.
Jason Puncheon chopped down De
Bruyne yesterday but only got a yellow
card from ref Jon Moss.
Guardiola added: “I know contact is
more allowed here, which is OK. But
there are limits. We were lucky against
Tottenham with Kevin, we were lucky
against
Newcastle
with
Gundogan,
today we will see what happens.
“Hopefully it is just a huge kick.
Maybe he will not be ready for
Watford. Protect all the players, please.
“There is one line but where you go
beyond it, that is dangerous.”
Palace also lost defender Scott Dann
on a stretcher after a first-half
challenge on De Bruyne and sub
Puncheon was also carried off after
hurting himself fouling De Bruyne.
Zaha’s dived yet again
WILFRIED ZAHA has again
deceived a ref to win a
penalty.
It’s no spot-kick as Zaha
is already going down and
there was minimal contact,
if any, by Raheem Sterling.
He did the same against
Bournemouth for the first
of Crystal Palace’s penalties — and I was very
surprised the FA did not act.
Now they must charge
him because he is a repeat
offender.
Jason Puncheon should
also have been sent off for
his dangerous challenge on
Kevin De Bruyne.
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. . . tearful striker
Gabriel Jesus is
helped off after
getting crocked
in the first half
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WBA...1 Arsenal...1
By GRAEME BRYCE
ARSENE WENGER hit
out at ref Mike Dean
after Jay Rodriguez’s
late spot-kick robbed
Arsenal of victory.
Calum Chambers was
ruled to have handled
Kieran Gibbs’ cross
and Wenger fumed:
“It wasn’t a penalty.”
Full report — Goals P 1-3
ELBOW . . . on Tadic
Ash gets
bashed
By NEIL CUSTIS
OH JESUS!
Gabriel is ruled
out for 2 months
De Bruyne fears
after horror tackle
By ANDREW DILLON
PEP GUARDIOLA refused
to rule out a fresh
£25million move for
Alexis Sanchez after
losing Gabriel Jesus
for up to two months.
And the Manchester City boss
(right) urged refs to give players
more protection after Jesus and
talisman
Kevin
De
Bruyne
limped out of Selhurst Park.
When asked about Sanchez,
he said: “In terms of what
happens, we will have meetings
and see what is best. I have a
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winning run over
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Manchester
United
ace,
32,
accepted the FA violent conduct charge
after he struck the
Southampton
player
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TAKE A SEAT . . . De
Bruyne helped off
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Pts
P W D L F A
2 0 61 12 59
Man City........21 19 3 4 39 14 45
Chelsea..........21 14 5 3 43 16 44
Man Utd ........21 13 8 2 48 24 41
Liverpool.......21 11 5 5 38 26 38
Arsenal..........21 11 4 5 39 20 37
Tottenham...20 11 7 5 18 17 34
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Burnley.........21
7 6 8 31 32 27
Leicester.......21
7 6 8 25 32 27
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7 4 10 30 37 25
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Watford .......
6 6 9 18 32 24
Huddersfield 21
5 7 9 15 25 22
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Brig
4 8 9 20 30 20
21
Southampton
5 5 11 20 32 20
Bournemouth21
5 5 11 23 46 20
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Stok
5 4 12 19 30 19
.21
Newcastle...
4 7 10 18 32 19
Crystal Palace21
4 6 10 22 38 18
West Ham .....20
2 10 9 15 28 16
West Brom ... 21
4 4 13 13 32 16
...21
Swansea....
AIRBORNE . . . Gibbs tries
to cross for the Baggies
CONTROVERSY . . .
it hits Chambers’ arm
ALL GUNS
BLAZING!
Wenger slams ref
AND Prem chiefs
West Brom.....1 Arsenal.....1
By GRAEME BRYCE
ARSENE WENGER launched a blistering
attack on referee Mike Dean and the
Premier League last night.
Arsenal’s Calum Chambers was ruled
Turn to Page 3
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1GG
GOALS Premier League 19
WEST BROM
v ARSENAL
West Brom......1
Arsenal.............1
Rodriguez 89 (pen)
ATTENDANCE: 26,223
REFEREE: Mike Dean
McClean (og) 83
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
Foster
Dawson
7
Gibbs
By CHARLIE WYETT
6
FOR Alexis Sanchez, it was
the perfect end to 2017.
6
Evans
Hegazi
Livermore
Barry
6
6
Phillips
Just three days after half
the Arsenal team refused to
celebrate
with
him
at
Selhurst Park, the Chilean
hotshot’s
free-kick
was
deflected into his own net by
West Brom’s James McClean.
6
6
Brunt
6
7
Robson-Kanu
Rodriguez
7
7
7
6
Sanchez
Lacazette
6
6
6
Iwobi
Kolasinac
Bellerin
6
6
Xhaka
7
Wilshere
Koscielny
6
Mustafi
6
Chambers
6
Cech
SUBS — WEST BROM: Krychowiak (Brunt 72) 6, McClean
(Phillips 72) 5, Nyom (Robson-Kanu 75) 6. Not used:
Myhill, Yacob, Burke, McAuley. Booked: Dawson, Evans,
Brunt. ARSENAL: Maitland-Niles (Kolasinac 37) 6,
Mertesacker (Koscielny 72) 6, Welbeck (Iwobi 74) 5. Not
used: Ospina, Walcott, Coquelin, El Neny. Booked: Cech,
Mustafi, Wilshere.
(Dream Team ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
65%
35%
TOTAL
POSSESSION
1st
HALF
2nd
HALF
33% 67% 36% 64%
SHOTS ON/OFF TARGET
4
5
3
4
BLOCKED SHOTS
5
7
CORNERS
OFFSIDES
5 6
1 2
TOTAL PASSES
648
324
COMPLETED PASSES
544
245
PASSING ACCURACY
84%
76%
YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS
3
3
0
0
FOULS CONCEDED
9
14
TACKLES
14
12
Predictably, all nine outfield
Arsenal players rushed over to
join Sanchez and he looked
particularly pleased as it appeared
the 83rd-minute effort would be
the winner.
Not a bad day all round for the
Gunners striker, considering Pep
Guardiola did not rule out a
potential swoop for him over the
next few weeks.
Sanchez, 29, clearly wants to
join Manchester City and you get
the impression he would not have
been too bothered if this was his
last game for Arsene Wenger.
Instead, though, as the Arsenal
manager
stressed
afterwards,
Sanchez will face Chelsea on
Wednesday.
Even if City offer even more
money than you would expect this
month for a player out of contract
in the summer — maybe £25million — Arsenal would still be
crazy to accept.
While this was not one of
Sanchez’s finest performances, he
once again proved why he has to
stay at the Emirates.
He could be the difference
between Arsenal finishing fourth
rather than fifth, lifting either
domestic cups or even winning
the Europa League.
Mesut Ozil was absent for the
trip to The Hawthorns with a
slight knee injury but should play
in the capital derby.
Sanchez,
meanwhile,
despite
being ridiculously high maintenance
and clearly not massively popular
among his peers, rarely cries off
with a niggle and this is another
reason Arsenal have to dig in
their heels.
It is a no-brainer. For once,
Guardiola will surely not get what
he wants this month with a wave
of the cheque book.
Wenger,
meanwhile,
also
finished the year by finding the
target with a blast at the Premier
League’s referees and linesmen.
The Frenchman had every right
to be furious with Mike Dean for
awarding Albion an 89th-minute
penalty after Kieran Gibbs hooked
his cross into the arm of Calum
Chambers.
Although it was a bit much for
Wenger to say the country’s
officials have not improved since
they quit their jobs as accountants
and teachers and turned professional in 2001.
And Arsenal won the title twice
in three years after that.
Equally,
Wenger
did
not
complain about the officials at
Burnley in November when Aaron
Ramsey fell to the ground and
Sanchez scored a 92nd-minute
winner from the spot.
As ever, even though Wenger
and many Arsenal fans feel they
get a raw deal from the officials,
they certainly get their fair share
of luck over a season.
Until yesterday’s tussle sparked
into life seven minutes from time,
it was a strong candidate for the
worst game of the year.
While Wenger may point his
finger elsewhere, the Gunners still
delivered another extremely poor
away performance — and they did
not deserve anything more than a
point.
Incredibly, they have managed
WEST BROM are winless
League games. Only two
longer winless runs —
2007-08) and Sunderland
in 19 Premier
clubs have had
Derby (32 in
(26 in 2002-03).
ALEXIT
Wenger mustn’t let
JOY . . . hugs for
Sanchez after
the ball flies in
MOBBED . . .
he is buried in
the celebration
just three wins on their travels in
11 league games this season — 13
points from a possible 33.
In terms of an away league
table, they are ninth — which
merely illustrates the importance
of their record at the Emirates.
Wenger’s side will certainly have
to do a lot better at home against
Antonio
Conte’s
second-place
Blues, although it is the sort of
match which often sees them rise
to the occasion.
Here in the West Midlands,
Arsenal were poor going forward —
particularly Alex Iwobi. The Nige-
rian attacker, 21, had a few chances
but failed to take them and there
were cheers from the away fans
when he was replaced by Danny
Welbeck with 16 minutes left.
As the game was drifting
towards 0-0 Sanchez caused a few
problems, won a free-kick, struck
the set-piece and, unforgivably,
McClean turned his back.
The ball struck the Ireland
winger’s leg, deflecting it into the
corner past a stranded Ben Foster.
It was harsh on the Baggies, but
they got some fortune at the end.
Former Gunner Gibbs over-
lapped down the left and tried to
cross from close to the touchline.
His effort struck Chambers just
a yard away on the arm and
Dean pointed to the spot.
Jay Rodriguez struck his penalty
down the middle to earn a deserved
point and give Albion some confidence ahead of their massive trip to
West Ham tomorrow.
The Baggies have not won a
game since August and new boss
Alan Pardew has managed four
draws in his seven games since
replacing Tony Pulis.
Providing they can keep Jonny
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
1GG
3
in association with
811
ARSENE WENGER took charge for a record
811th Premier League game as a manager.
His record in the competition reads: W468
D198 L145 Pts 1,602.
13
PETR CECH has faced 13 penalties in
the Premier League since signing
for Arsenal — and failed to save
every single one of them.
1
THIS was the first point West
Brom have won from a losing
position in the Premier League
so far this season.
STRATEGY
Sanchez go in Jan
JAY’S DAY . . . Albion
star Rodriguez scores
PED ALERT . . . Pedro scored v Stoke
Ant hates
gap year
By NEIL ASHTON
BLAZING
From Page 1
to have handled Kieran Gibbs’ cross in the
box despite being within a yard of the ball.
That allowed Jay Rodriguez to level in
the 89th minute after Alexis Sanchez’s
deflected free-kick — off James McClean
— looked to have won it for the Gunners.
Arsenal boss Wenger raged: “It wasn’t a
penalty. It was not a deliberate handball.
When you’re as close as that, it’s impossible to play football. Where do you put your
hands? You have no pockets in your shorts!
“There are two countries in Europe
where you have professional referees, Italy
and England, and not one English referee
will go to the World Cup. But we cannot
say a word because they’re untouchable.”
Even West Brom chief Alan Pardew said:
“I’d be very upset if the penalty was given
against me. The ball has hit his arm.
“But we’ve had three or four games
here where we’ve not had a break at all.”
Wenger also blasted Prem chiefs for making Arsenal visit Crystal Palace on Thursday
night before travelling to The Hawthorns
less than 72 hours later — the Baggies last
played on Boxing Day at home to Everton.
He rapped: “You cannot have West
Brom preparing for five days, when we
only have three. I’m ready to play every
day as long as our opponent has the same
recovery time over Christmas.”
MIND THE GAP . . . Sanchez
fires his free-kick straight
through the Baggies wall
Evans at the back — while
improving up front — Pards
should have enough to keep this
team in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, for Arsenal, it is
once again all about Sanchez.
Wenger is getting increasingly
annoyed
about
being
asked
questions on the player’s future
but he will have to get used to it.
For at least another month.
In the summer, it probably will
not be Wenger’s problem any
more as the player will have
left.
Tweet @CharlieWyett
MIKE DEAN’S decision
to award West Brom a
late
penalty
was
totally wrong.
It is a poor decision
and when Mike looks
back he will be disappointed with himself.
Law 12 states, to
award a penalty it has
to be deliberate handball and there was
nothing to suggest
this was deliberate.
There was no deliberate
movement
towards the ball by
Calum Chambers from
Kieran Gibbs’ cross.
The Arsenal centreback has his arm in a
natural position and
the distance between
ball and player was
about a yard.
For me, that is not
deliberate handball by
the criteria set out.
Henry is slammed
ARSENE WENGER hit back at Arsenal
legend Thierry Henry for claiming Alexis
Sanchez is causing a dressing-room rift.
The former striker declared there was
“a division in the team” after spotting
that Gunners stars failed to celebrate the
want-away striker’s first goal at Crystal
Palace on Thursday.
That was not the case at West
Brom yesterday after Sanchez’s free-kick
was deflected in and Wenger blasted: “It
was never a problem inside.
“There are some people who want always
to create problems. I don’t listen to what
he says. I focus on our own problems.
“All these people are paid to talk and it is
difficult to talk and talk and talk and only
say things that are true and intelligent.”
ANTONIO CONTE is convinced
runaway
Premier
League
leaders Manchester City do
not deserve to be so far in
front of Chelsea.
The champions are in good
nick after Saturday’s 5-0 victory
over Stoke City at Stamford
Bridge
but
they
face
an
impossible task overhauling Pep
Guardiola’s side.
Blues boss Conte admitted: “I
must be honest, now I don’t like
to have a 14-point gap between
us and Manchester City at the
top of the table.
“I
don’t
think
this
team
deserves to have this type of gap.
I am very — not angry — but
disappointed about this.
“At the same time, I know we
are doing our best.
“But there is a team on a
BLANKS
VERY MUCH
CHELSEA have kept the jointmost clean sheets in the Prem
this term after another shutout
against Stoke (5-0) on Saturday.
MOST PREM CLEAN
SHEETS THIS SEASON
CHELSEA
Man Utd
Man City
Burnley
Liverpool
Arsenal
Tottenham
Brighton
11
11
11
10
9
9
8
8
fantastic run and we must have
great respect for them.”
Conte claims the priority for
Chelsea now is to make sure
they qualify for the Champions
League again.
He added: “It will be very
difficult in the next five months
to try to take a place in the
Champions League because you
have to fight against Manchester
United, Liverpool, Arsenal and
Tottenham. It won’t be easy.
“We lost against Crystal Palace
when they were bottom of the
table. We lost against West Ham
when they were bottom.
“We lost the first game of the
season against Burnley and, if
you remember, we started with
young players and we played
Manchester City after the Champions League game when we had
one day less to rest.
“We can do better but we can
do worse.”
STOKE
JOKE
See Pages 4 & 5
4 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
1GG
GOALS Premier League 2
ON THE UP . . .
Hayden (bottom)
says Newcastle are
an improving side
STOKE have kept just two clean sheets in
the Premier League so far in the current
campaign — the fewest of any side in the
division.
WITH just 20 points — two above
the relegation zone — Mark
Hughes’ Potters are seven points
worse off than they were after 21
games in 2016-17 (27).
Rafa’s glad
to get away
STOKE’S 46 goals shipped after 21
games is the third-worst record in
Premier League history — behind
Swansea (49 in 2016-17) and
Barnsley (51 in 1997-98).
SAIDO BERAHINO, who led the line
against Chelsea, has not scored a
goal in 673 days — since netting
for West Brom v Crystal Palace on
Feb 27, 2016.
RARELY will the bet365 Stadium have seemed
like such a haven for a visiting side.
As the old cliche goes, an away game at Stoke in
the winter months is supposed to be a nightmare.
Yet today’s trip will be greeted with glee by Rafa
Benitez’s Newcastle.
That is not because of the Potters’ poor form — but
the fact the Toon have escaped St James’ Park.
Benitez admits his boys are suffering from “anxiety” on their own turf, where they have now not
won for six matches. They look frozen with fear and
are struggling to cope
with the pressure of
By DAVID COVERDALE
playing in front of 52,000
expectant Geordies, who to know your players and
made their frustrations some are too young to
play these games.
known at the weekend.
“You cannot get the
Overall this season, the
Toon have only three level you are expecting,
wins and two draws with so it is always more
home ‘advantage’, com- difficult for players who
pared to two wins and do not have much expetwo draws on their trav- rience in the Premier
els, where they have also League.”
played a game less.
After failing to beat
Before Saturday’s dour Brighton, Benitez knows
stalemate with Brighton, how
massive
today’s
their only points in 11 match against relegation
games had come on the rivals Stoke has become.
road — winning at West
The Spaniard said: “It
Ham in their last away is a big chance but all
clash and drawing at the teams at the bottom
West Brom in November. will
be
thinking
the
Today’s crunch clash same about their games.
with Stoke, then, will
“We have to go there,
come as something of a perform and see what
relief
for
Newcastle’s happens.”
young team.
Newcastle are just a
Asked if his side find point above the drop
it easier playing away, zone as they begin
Benitez said: “Hopefully I 2018.
But
Isaac
will say ‘yes’ after Stoke. Hayden, who at
“The Premier League is 22 is one of the
difficult at home and inexperienced
away — and you have to players
his
try to get three points boss
talks
every game.
about,
“You have 52,000 fans at thinks the
Newcastle expecting you Toon
are
to perform really well.
improving.
“And it is not easy
The midwhen you’re making mis- fielder
said:
takes at the beginning.
“Everyone
“You see sometimes the leaves
everyanxiety when you miss a thing out there
ball or do a bad pass.
on the pitch. We
“And if you make a never
leave
the
couple of mistakes there’s pitch with regrets.
more anxiety, more mis“I’m sure in the
takes and it gets more second half of the seadifficult. You can’t blame son, you’ll see a better
the atmosphere, you have Newcastle United.”
NEWCASTLE IN THE
PREM THIS SEASON
6
Defeats
3
Wins
2
Draws
HOME
Goals
9
Conceded 13
Points
11
6
Defeats
2
Wins
2
Draws
AWAY
Goals
10
Conceded 17
Points
8
STOKE
Hughes was never a
By NEIL ASHTON
IF THERE is a
god of football,
Stoke
will
get
battered by visiting
Newcastle today.
Mark Hughes — Trojan
that he was as a player with
Manchester United, Bayern
Munich,
Barcelona
and
Chelsea
—
has
now
decided when he wants
to win and lose games.
He quit at Chelsea before
a ball was kicked because
of Stoke’s dismal record at
Stamford Bridge — and put
all his chips on Newcastle
at home instead.
For the good of the game,
to protect the integrity of the
Premier League, the Potters
have to lose at the bet365.
Hughes, hugely resourceful
Stoke v Newcastle
3pm
as a player, does not have the
same qualities when it comes to
management.
Pity that, as it is the travelling
fans, the couple of thousand who
make the pilgrimage down from
the Potteries, who suffer.
After
throwing
the
game
against Chelsea, 5-0 by the way,
Hughes should send them all a
handwritten apology.
Nobody cares that Stoke’s fans
had to fight their way across the
London chaos, of snarling tailbacks and line closures on the
Tube, to get to Chelsea.
Inside Stamford Bridge, where
they were 3-0 down after just 23
minutes, it got even worse.
Some of them appeared to walk
out, heading for home after this
depressing, worrying humiliation.
Not that Sparky cared much. He
said: “It’s their decision to leave
but it doesn’t help us.
“We’d love them to stay and get
behind us and hope for a change
of fortune but, yeah, at 2-0 could
they see a way back? Probably not.
“It was an honest decision from
them but if they paid their
money you’d think they would
stay until the conclusion.”
Chairman Peter Coates — honourable and dignified man that
he is — should refund the money
for the ticket, the petrol, the train
fare, the programme, the burger
and whatever else the good folk
from Stoke forked out for.
If this is the road English football is going down, then clubs
should do the decent thing and
let the fans know before they
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in association with
HOW HUGHES
BLUE HIS TEAM
SELE CTION
AFTER Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing at Chelsea,
Stoke are bottom of the Premier League
away form table (last four on the road) —
with one draw and three defeats and a
goal differnce of -10.
MARK HUGHES’ strugglers average just
40.85% possession in Premier League
games so far this season — that is the
second-lowest figure behind only West
Brom (39.45%).
WILLIAN THE FOURTH
. . . Chelsea’s Brazilian star
beats Butland from spot
JOKE
quitter until now
leave home. Top-flight managers
started this carry on in the League
Cup, sacrificing a run in the
competition to save the players’ legs
for the Premier League.
Then it filtered into the FA Cup
and now the Premier League — the
most
prestigious
competition
in
English football, heading the same
way. This is a troubling time for the
game and its rulers.
The fixture list is unrelenting —
and Hughes claims the schedule
forced him to play a couple of
teenagers in defence.
In front of poor Jack Butland,
there were four survivors from the
side which drew 1-1 with Huddersfield on Boxing Day.
The Blues, made to look like
champions, took full advantage of
the generous hospitality.
Antonio Conte’s side were happy
with five after goals from Antonio
Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater, Pedro, a
Willian penalty and another from
Davide Zappacosta.
Hughes, sadly, was unrepentant
1
THE Magpies have beaten Stoke home
and away in the Prem only once
before — in 2011-12 when they
finished fifth.
and he added: “It was always going
to be tough to get points on the
board at Chelsea.
“And I had to make the decision
to make sure we were strong going
into Monday. Let’s hope we can get
the maximum points.
“If you tell me after that game
that I shouldn’t have done what I
did, then I’ll have to accept it.
“But as I stand here I am very
comfortable with the decision.
“Even with my strongest team
coming there is an expectation that
we could get beat.
“It’s scientifically proven that you
need more than 48 hours to recover
physically.
“Our record at Chelsea is poor
and I think I’m the only Premier
League manager in Stoke’s history
who has got a point here.
“Our record isn’t here to be
enhanced or protected, we haven’t
got a record at Chelsea.”
With an attitude like that, they
never will either.
Tweet @neilashton_
GONE TO POTT . . .
skipper Fletcher and
Berahino (left) suffer
at Stamford Bridge
Crouch
Shaqiri
Allen
ChoupoMoting
Fletcher
Cameron
Zouma Shawcross
Wimmer
Edwards
Butland
MARK HUGHES made six changes as his
side were drubbed 5-0 at Chelsea.
Three of those were making their first
Prem starts of the season against the
champions. Here is how the XI differed
from the previous match v Huddersfield.
STARTING XI v CHELSEA (a) ON DEC 30 (L5-0)
12
NEWCASTLE have lost each of their
last 12 away league matches to be
played on a Monday — stretching
back to December 2012.
STARTING XI v HUDDERSFIELD (a) ON DEC 12 (D1-1)
4
THE Potters have won all of their last
four Prem games against Newcastle.
They have never had five consecutive
wins against any PL side.
Berahino
(no goals in 23 PL
games for Stoke)
Sobhi
Afellay
(1st start since
Feb 2017 v West Brom)
Fletcher
Diouf
Adam
(1st start since
Apr 2017 v Hull)
Cameron Wimmer
Tymon
(1st start since
Apr 2017 v Hull)
Edwards
Butland
5
6 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
1GG
GOALS Premier League 18
COME ON, LINO . . . Sean Dyche after seeing
Jeff Hendrick’s penalty claim ignored
Sean off
the dread
By DAVID FACEY
SEAN DYCHE will not allow his
players to obsess over how to stop
Liverpool hotshot Mohamed Salah
today — despite being cut to
pieces by Harry Kane.
The Tottenham striker’s hat-trick
nine days ago handed the Clarets
their biggest Turf Moor defeat for
seven years, and they may face
another goal machine in Salah.
He took his Premier League tally
to 17 for the season with his brace
against Leicester, and is just one
behind leading scorer Kane.
Dyche said: “Salah’s a fine
player but it isn’t just about him.
The top teams in the division, the
superpowers as I call them, they
have threats all over the place.
“You can’t just look at one individual. Harry Kane, what a player,
what a professional, but Tottenham
ain’t bad elsewhere.
“You look around that team and
think, ‘If he has a quiet day, they
have enough to open things up’.
Liverpool are the same.”
If he is lucky, Dyche will not
have to worry about Salah at all
after the Egyptian limped off
against Leicester on Saturday.
Dyche may have been unhappy
his team could only draw 0-0 at
Huddersfield on Saturday but he
was delighted with a tenth clean
sheet of the season.
That equals the club record in
the Premier League — with 17
GAMES to go — and that solidarity
has underpinned Burnley’s impressive charge to seventh place.
Dyche added: “I’ve been pleased
with the work from the players.
We give them the framework to
deliver and they have done that.
“I’ve been most pleased with the
patience they have shown when
they are not in the starting 11.”
LIVERPOOL have played 18 matches in January in all competitions under Jurgen
Klopp — winning only four of those, with
seven draws and seven defeats.
Deja Cou
By MARK IRWIN
JURGEN KLOPP is steeling
himself for another battle
with Barcelona over star
man Philippe Coutinho.
The Liverpool boss knows
that the Spanish giants are
lining up a £130million bid for
his Brazilian playmaker.
And even the thrill of
orchestrating this exhilarating
Red machine might not be
enough to keep the little magician on Merseyside this time.
When he left the pitch to a
standing ovation and a touchline bear hug from Klopp on
Saturday, many Scousers were
left wondering if that was the
last time they will ever see
Coutinho at Anfield.
Klopp is adamant he does
not have to sell to offset the
cost of £75million Virgil van
Dijk. The Dutch centre-half
completes his club record
move
from
Southampton
today, although he will not be
involved in this afternoon’s
trip to Burnley.
It takes Liverpool’s spending
in two years under Klopp to
£220m, with a further £48m
already committed to buying
Red Bull Leipzig midfielder
Naby Keita in the summer.
The issue with Coutinho,
though, is not purely about
money.
He has set his heart on
playing for Barca and Klopp
knows the move is simply a
matter of when and not if.
KOP BRACED FOR
NEW BARCA BID
Burnley v Liverpool
3pm
When Coutinho, 25, missed the
Reds’ first six games of the
season after Barcelona’s opening bid for his services, the
club blamed a mystery back
injury for his absence.
But it was not bad enough
to prevent him from travelling
back to Brazil for a couple of
World Cup qualifiers against
Ecuador and Colombia.
And it was only after the
transfer window had closed
Coutinho was miraculously fit
enough to return to Kop duty
in mid-September.
Liverpool are adamant that
the player did not down tools
in the way Van Dijk had done
in a bid to force through his
dream move.
But there is no doubt that
Coutinho’s
head
has
been
turned by the prospect of
playing alongside Lionel Messi
and Luis Suarez for the
Spanish champions-elect.
For as brilliant as Liverpool
have
been
at
times
this
season, the fact remains that
they are still 18 points behind
SALAH can toast the
IT'S TIME TO MO
New Year knowing his
minutes-per-goal
ratio
E
RAT
SALAH-B
(94) is the best of any
Liverpool player in the Premier League era.
MISSED . . . Burnley
are denied a penalty
despite an obvious
trip on Jeff Hendrick
FEWEST PREM PENALTIES THIS SEASON
BURNLEY
0
Huddersfield
1
Swansea
0
Tottenham
1
Newcastle
0
Stoke
1
West Brom
1
Bournemouth 1
LIVERPOOL’S
BEST ALL-TIME
MINS PER
GOAL IN PREM
HISTORY
runaway leaders Manchester City and two
places worse off than
they were on New
Year’s Day in 2017.
Coutinho has noted
how Suarez has won
nine major trophies in
three years since his move
from Merseyside.
And he fears Barcelona
PHIL THE LOVE
might turn their attention
. . . Coutinho gets
elsewhere if he does not
move during the January a Klopp bear hug
transfer window.
He has reportedly been
offered a five-year contract
worth a staggering £400,000
a week by the Spanish
giants but still has more
than
two
years
left
on his £150,000-a-week
Liverpool deal.
But Klopp knows that
Coutinho is not the sort
of player who would try
to force his way out of
the club and hopes to
persuade him to stay at
Anfield at least until the
end of the season.
Mo Salah
Fernando Torres
Daniel Sturridge
Luis Suarez
Michael Owen
Goals
Mins
per goal
17
65
48
69
118
94
121
131
139
143
NO wonder he’s scoring
for fun. His touch map v
Leicester shows he had 15
in their box — nine more
than any other player.
KOP THAT . . . Mo Salah
scores Liverpool’s second in
the 2-1 win over Leicester
PHIL’S NOU SHIRT . . . Nike ad
That’s a kit
premature
WHOOPS! Nike
appear to have
moved
Philippe
Coutinho from the
Kop to Barcelona.
Barca were desperate to sign Liverpool’s
Brazilian
superstar last summer and saw four bids
snubbed, including a
final offer of around
£138million.
The saga is expected
to restart this month
and kit giants Nike
pushed things on by
advertising Barca shirts
with Coutinho’s name
on the back.
The company website
said: “Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up
Camp Nou.
“Get your 2017/18 FC
Barcelona kit with the
Magician’s name on it.”
The listing was hastily
deleted . . . for now.
DIRECTION
OF PLAY
46
touches
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
1GG
7
in association with
3
BRIGHTON have lost their last three
league games against Bournemouth,
including their only top-flight meeting
(2-1 earlier this season).
15
THE Seagulls have registered only
15 shots on target in their last six
Premier League games — just 2.5
per match on average.
1
LEICESTER and Huddersfield have met
once before on New Year’s Day. In
2013, the Foxes won 6-1 in the second
tier at the King Power.
Survival first
for Wagner
the dreamer
BRIGHT SPARKS
BRIGHTON have shipped
fewer Premier League
goals than any side
outside the top seven
this season.
FEWEST PL GOALS
CONCEDED THIS SEASON
Man City
Chelsea
Man United
Burnley
Tottenham
Liverpool
Arsenal
BRIGHTON
West Brom
Southampton
Newcastle
12
14
16
17
20
24
25
25
27
30
30
Leicester v Hud’field
3pm
By DAVID FACEY
DAVID
WAGNER
has
dismissed
talk
of
Huddersfield clinching their highest league finish
for 64 years — because he is concentrating on
avoiding relegation.
NEW YEAR’S NAY
BOURNEMOUTH’S away
league record on New
Year’s Day is dreadful —
one win in nine.
CHERRIES AWAY RECORD
ON JAN 1 (league only)
Defeats
Draws
4 Wins 4
1
43
NET GAIN . . . Ryan
Fraser puts Bournemouth
ahead against Everton
CLAM
DUNK
By DAVID COVERDALE
Brighton v
Bournem’th
CHRIS HUGHTON hailed
centre-half duo Shane Duffy
12.30pm, live on Sky Sports Prem
and Lewis Dunk as key to
mances are not the same as
Brighton’s survival hopes.
The Seagulls have conceded
just 25 goals in 21 games this
season — fewer than any team
outside the top seven.
Saturday’s clean sheet at
Newcastle was their third in
the last four matches.
impressive
Albion’s
And
record is in no small part
thanks to Duffy, 25, and Dunk,
26, who have missed just one
match between them this term.
Ahead of today’s visit of
Bournemouth, boss Hughton
said: “They have both been
excellent this season and really
developed as players.
“We are always very keen to
talk about the team as a team.
“But the two of them have
been singled out and rightly so.
“The moment their perfor-
they have been, we’ll be the
first ones to tell them, but they
have been very good.
“As for what they are worth,
I’ve no idea. But they are two
incredibly important players.”
Despite their efforts at one
end, Duffy and Dunk are yet
to find the net.
Hughton would like to see
them add goals to their game,
adding: “When you have two
big centre-halves, you want
them to contribute. So that’s
the next challenge — hopefully
a goal will come soon.”
Duffy said: “Obviously, we
need to score a few more
goals.
“But the foundation is that if
we don’t concede, we have
more chance of winning.”
Chris backs duo to shut ’em out
STEVE COOK is ready to
By GRAHAM NICKLESS
slam Dunk his best pal into
away and I’d say the same. I am
the relegation mire.
The Bournemouth defender, 26,
will show no favours to former
Brighton room-mate Lewis Dunk
in today’s south-coast clash.
The seaside clubs are just two
places and two points apart at
the wrong end of the Premier
League table.
And Cook, who still goes on
holiday with Dunk’s family, said:
“He is a good mate, but hopefully I will get one over him.
“I
spoke
to
him
over
Christmas and will speak to him
just before the game and maybe
see him after.
“I am delighted for Brighton to
be in the Premier League after
all these years.
“I didn’t leave because I got
shunted out the door. I chose to
leave and it was a decision I am
delighted I made.
“Today is a game we have to
win. We could be playing anyone
Slam
Dunk
desperate to win and it would be
nice to go back to my old club
and get three points.”
Ryan Fraser’s two goals against
Everton gave the Cherries a first
win in nine games.
And the Scottish winger, 23,
insisted manager Eddie Howe
must not listen to his critics.
He said: “I have seen pundits
battering the gaffer for playing
too open, but if that is the best
you play and how to get the best
out of your players, why not?
“The gaffer and the players
believe in this philosophy and
that is all that matters.
“Performances in the last six
games, if you take the Liverpool
one out, have been top notch.
“We have been scoring goals,
creating loads of chances and
now we have the win we can go
into the New Year and give it a
good bash against Brighton.”
The German’s Premier League rookies enter 2018 in
11th place, on course for their best season since they
finished third in the top flight way back in 1954.
Since then, the Terriers’ best performance was
finishing
15th
in
the
1970-71 campaign.
THE Terriers
But after scrambling
are on course
another crucial point in
to secure 43
Saturday’s 0-0 draw with
points if they carry on
Burnley, Wagner’s eyes
at
the
same
rate.
glazed over as he was
With 24 from 21
asked what heights his
games, they average
team
could
reach
—
especially
as
today’s
1.14 per game. Match
opponents
Leicester
that and they’ll get 19
shocked
the
football
in 17 remaining matches.
world with their league
No side has ever been
title in 2016.
relegated
from
the
Town
boss
Wagner
Prem with 43 points.
replied: “This is so irrelevant for us!
“My English is not improve, be competitive
beat
opponents.
good enough to say just and
Sometimes
it
works,
how irrelevant it is.
sometimes it doesn’t.
“It is all about trying
“But we have shown
to survive this chapter we are not too carried
we started with our first away and we still know
game in the Premier what we have to do to
League. Nothing more.
survive.”
“We know we have to
Terriers chief Wagner
improve, we know we are said his wish for New
at the starting point to Year’s Day 2019 would be
achieve our target of to find himself still able
staying in the Premier to talk about HuddersLeague, nothing more or field’s Premier League
nothing less.
future.
“One of the biggest
The 46-year-old added:
qualities of this squad “I would take anything
since I began working which allows us to play
here is that we are able next season still in the
to only be focused on the Premier League.
next game.
“How many points? I
“It
means
we
can don’t know. Which place?
be
independent
from I don’t care.
circumstances which are
“If it is higher up the
irrelevant — like this for table, good.
example.
“If not and we stay up,
“We are only focused then also good. This is
on us and how we can what it’s all about.”
STEVE HAS OLD PAL IN HIS SIGHTS
Time to Puel
our socks up
SUFFERING Leicester must shake off their festive
hangover to welcome in a trouble-free New Year.
Claude Puel’s team have managed just one point
from their last four fixtures and were eliminated
from the Carabao Cup in December.
That was the worst return of any Premier League
club over the holiday period and confirmed Puel’s
suspicion that there is plenty of hard work ahead.
With the Foxes eighth in the table and a comfortable nine points clear of the relegation
zone, the Frenchman can be happy with
the job he has done since replacing
Craig Shakespeare two months ago.
But they are still not out of the woods
and could really do with a win at home
to newly-promoted Huddersfield today.
Puel denied that he substituted Jamie
Vardy and Riyad Mahrez in the 73rd
minute of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Liverpool with one eye on today’s game.
But the gruelling Christmas schedule has stretched
Leicester’s paper-thin squad to the limit.
But Harry Maguire will be available despite
picking up his fifth yellow card of the season at
Anfield on Saturday.
The England defender escapes a ban as the midseason threshold for suspensions has passed.
8 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
1GG RM
GOALS Premier League in numbers
DREAM TEAM RATINGS SUPPLIED BY WHOSCORED.COM
PLAYED SATURDAY
Entertainment: BOU 4/5 EVE 2/5
BOURNEM’TH (1) 2 EVERTON (0) 1
Fraser 33, 89
REF: Lee Probert
ATT: 10,497
Begovic.......................5
Francis ........................ 7
S Cook.........................6
Ake...........................7
7...........Shots on target...........1
A Smith..................7
8..........Shots off target..........3
Ibe ........................... 7
L Cook ....................... 6
4.............Blocked shots.............2
Gosling ........................ 7
4...................Corners...................4
HFRASER .................... 8
King ............................. 7
407................Passes................472
Wilson ......................... 6
285 .....Passes completed .....349
Subs: Afobe (King) 6,
Arter (L Cook) 6,
0/0......Yellow/red cards......0/0
Mousset
47%...........Possession...........53%
(Wilson) 6.
MATCH STATS
BOURN AGAIN . . . Fraser
net winner against Everton
BLUE HEAVEN . . .
Rudiger heads home
CHERRIES
P
ended
a
club-record run
Gueye 57
Pickford......................7
Kenny .......................... 5
Keane .......................... 6
Jagielka......................7
Martina ..................... 6
McCarthy.................5
Schneiderlin...........6
Gueye......................7
Lennon...................6
Calvert-Lewin.........6
Sigurdsson................6
Subs: Rooney
(McCarthy) 6,
Niasse (Calvert-Lewin) 6,
Bolasie (Gueye)
5.
of
eight
PL
games without
a win.
E V E R TO N
lost their
first PL game
under
Sam
Allardyce.
P
Lu
Ca
fe
MATCH REPORT IN A TWEET: Bournemouth claim much-needed win
through lucky Fraser winner as they move two points clear of drop.
PLAYED SATURDAY
Entertainment: CHE 4/5 STO 1/5
CHELSEA (3) 5 STOKE (0) 0
Rudiger 3; Drinkwater 9; Pedro 23; REF: Kevin Friend
Willian 73 (pen); Zappacosta 88
Courtois..............7
Azpilicueta ......... 6
Cahill.....................7
Rudiger .............. 8
Moses...............6
Kante ............... 6
Drinkwater.....8
Alonso.............7
HWILLIAN.........10
Morata...............6
Pedron..............8
Subs: Zappacosta (Moses) 7,
Bakayoko
(Kante) 6, Batshuayi (Morata)
ATT: 41,433
MATCH STATS
12..........Shots on target..........1
7..........Shots off target..........0
2.............Blocked shots.............0
7...................Corners...................0
655................Passes................473
592 .....Passes completed .....394
1/0......Yellow/red cards......1/0
59%...........Possession...........41%
Butland.....................5
Edwards....................6
Cameron...................5
Wimmer....................6
Tymon.......................5
Fletcher....................5
Adam.........................5
Diouf n......................6
Afellay.......................6
Sobhi ......................... 6
Berahino...................5
Subs: Ngoy
(Afellay) 5,
Choupo-Moting
(Adam) 6.
6.
MATCH REPORT IN A TWEET: Stoke fans were not Happy Potters as
their side were beaten black and Blue at the Bridge.
PLAYED SATURDAY
Entertainment: HUD 1/5 BUR 4/5
HUDD’FIELD (0) 0 BURNLEY (0) 0
REF: Paul Tierney
Lossl............................7
Malone........................7
Jorgensenn..............7
HSCHINDLER............8
Hadergjonaj............6
Hogg........................6
Van La Parra...........7
Mooy...........................6
Ince ............................. 6
Depoitre.....................6
Quaner........................6
Subs: Smith
(Hadergjonaj) 6, Lolleyn (Ince) 6, Williams
(Quaner) 6.
ATT: 24,095
MATCH STATS
1...........Shots on target...........4
2..........Shots off target..........5
0.............Blocked shots.............2
5...................Corners...................4
381................Passes................294
278 ..... Passes completed ..... 179
2/0......Yellow/red cards......1/0
57%...........Possession...........43%
Pope..........................6
Bardsley....................7
Long .......................... 7
Mee n........................7
Taylor........................6
Defour ..................... 6
Hendrick.................6
Cork.........................7
Gudmundsson.......7
Arfield.......................6
Barnes.......................6
Subs: Vokes
(Hendrick) 6, Wells
(Barnes) 6.
SO CLOSE
OSE . . . Lu
nods over for
or U
SUPER MO . . . twogoal Salah hits his opener
MO
P
has
involved
SALAH
been
in 22
goals
in
21
Prem games.
JAMIE
VARDY has
more Prem goals
against
Liverpool than any
other side (7).
P
MATCH REPORT IN A TWEET: You’d have forgiven Dyche for effing and
Jeffing after Hendrick was denied a penalty at John Smith’s Stadium.
PLAYED SATURDAY
Entertainment: LIV 4/5 LEI 2/5
LIVERPOOL (0) 2 LEICESTER (1) 1
REF: Neil Swarbrick
Salah 52, 76
Karius........................6
Gomez.......................6
Matip.........................6
Lovren......................6
Robertson n...........6
Milner n..................6
Can n .....................7
Coutinho .............. 7
HSALAH................7
Firmino.................7
Mane ......................... 6
Subs: Oxlade-Chamberlain (Mane) 6,
Wijnaldum (Salah)
6, Klavan (Coutinho) 6.
ATT: 53,226
MATCH STATS
6...........Shots on target...........1
6..........Shots off target..........1
5.............Blocked shots.............5
7...................Corners...................1
568................Passes................376
457 .....Passes completed .....263
3/0......Yellow/red cards......2/0
60%...........Possession...........40%
PLAYED SATURDAY
MAN UTD (0) 0 S’THAMPTON (0) 0
Vardy 3
Schmeichel...............6
Amartey ...................6
Morgan ..................... 6
Maguire n.................7
Fuchs.........................6
Ndidi n ...................... 6
Iborra ........................6
Gray...........................6
Mahrez......................6
Vardy.........................7
Albrighton................6
Subs: Okazaki
(Mahrez) 5, Slimani
(Vardy) 5, James
(Albrighton) 6.
MATCH REPORT IN A TWEET: Liverpool Salahbrated the New Year in
style as Mo’s double downed the Foxes. #Salahbrategoodtimes
Entertainment: MNU 2/5 SOU 2/5
REF: Craig Pawson
De Gea .................... 7
HYOUNG.................7
Lindelof..............6
Jones ...............7
Shaw..............6
Pogba .......... 6
Matic n ........ 7
Mata...............6
Mkhitaryan ..... 7
Lingard n............6
Lukaku ................ 6
Subs: Rashford
(Lukaku) 6, Martial (Mkhitaryan) 6.
ATT: 75,051
MATCH STATS
3...........Shots on target...........3
5..........Shots off target..........4
7.............Blocked shots.............1
10..................Corners..................7
500................Passes................421
427 .....Passes completed .....328
2/0......Yellow/red cards......4/0
55%...........Possession...........45%
McCarthy..................6
Stephens..................7
Hoedt n .................... 6
Yoshida .....................7
McQueen..................7
Romeu......................6
Boufal n....................6
Hojbjerg n................7
Ward-Prowse n ....... 7
Tadic..........................6
Long .......................... 6
Subs: Gabbiadini
(Long) 6, Lemina
(Tadic) 6, Redmond
(Boufal) 6.
MATCH REPORT IN A TWEET: This Saint how the Old Trafford faithful
wanted to end the year — it was more LVG than NYE. #goingbackwards
1GG RM
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
in association with
8
BURNLEY named an unchanged XI for
the eighth time in the Premier League
this season — more than any other side
in the division.
4
ANDRE CARRILLO became the fourth
Peruvian to score a Prem goal — after
Nolberto Solano, Herlyn Zuniga and
Claudio Pizarro.
4
HUDDERSFIELD are on their best
unbeaten run since promotion to
the Premier League — four games
(W1 D3).
PLAYED SATURDAY
Entertainment: WAT 1/5 SWA 1/5
WATFORD (1) 1 SWANSEA (0) 2
FIVE
of
Pedro’s last
seven PL goals
have been from
outside the box.
JOSH
TYMON is
the third teenager to start a
PL game for
Stoke.
THESE two
sides have
now
shared
two
goalless
draws in the
same
season
for the first
time ever.
P
P
P
FLOORED
. . . Barnes
is tackled
uc’s
uc’ in for
arv...and
arv
a
ew Swans!
S
REF: Martin Atkinson
Gomes.......................6
Janmaat................... 6
Wague.......................7
Kabasele ...................7
Zeegelaar n..............6
Doucoure n..............7
Watson ..................... 6
Carrillo n...................7
Cleverley...................7
Richarlison ............... 6
Okaka ........................ 7
Subs: Prodl n
(Wague) 6, Gray
(Okaka) 5, Pereyra
(Carrillo) 6.
ATT: 20,002
MATCH STATS
4...........Shots on target...........4
4..........Shots off target..........4
1.............Blocked shots.............1
1...................Corners...................8
502................Passes................489
413 ..... Passes completed ..... 400
4/0......Yellow/red cards......2/0
51%...........Possession...........49%
Ayew 86; Narsingh 90
Fabianski .................. 6
Naughton.................7
Fernandez n...........6
Mawson ................ 6
Olsson.................6
Clucas................6
Mesa..................6
Carroll n............6
Sanches ............6
HAYEW...............7
Abraham............5
Subs: Narsingh
(Mesa) 7,
McBurnie (Abraham) 7, Dyer
(Clucas) 6.
MATCH REPORT IN A TWEET: Start the Car . . . a dream first game for
Carvalhal as Swans sting the Hornets late on. #Narsinghwhenyourewinning
PLAYED YESTERDAY
Entertainment: CRY 3/5 MNC 3/5
C PALACE (0) 0 MAN CITY (0) 0
LUCIANO NARSINGH
savours his winner
at Watford — and
may have saved a
few Swansea teammates from the axe.
New boss Carlos
Carvalhal had warned
his men to shape up
or he would spend.
And when asked
about targets after the
win, he grinned: “I’ve
not even had time to
call my family yet! It’s
been fairly busy.”
REF: Jon Moss
Hennessey................7
Fosu-Mensah ...........7
Tomkins....................7
Dann n ......................6
Van Aanholt n.........6
Cabaye n .................. 6
Milivojevic ................ 6
Riedewald.................6
Townsend.................6
Benteke....................6
Zaha...........................7
Subs: Kelly n
(Dann) 6,
Puncheon n
(Cabaye) 6, Lee
(Puncheon) 6.
ATT: 25,804
MATCH STATS
1...........Shots on target...........4
4..........Shots off target..........4
5.............Blocked shots.............7
7...................Corners...................8
208................Passes................628
124 ..... Passes completed ..... 549
5/0......Yellow/red cards......4/0
26%...........Possession...........74%
Ederson .................... 7
Walker ...................... 7
HOTAMENDI ............. 7
Mangala...................7
Danilo.....................7
De Bruyne ............ 6
Fernandinho n...6
Gundogan ............ 6
B Silva........................6
Jesus ......................... 6
Sane n.......................6
Subs: Aguero n
(Jesus) 6, Sterling
(Gundogan) 5,
Toure n (B Silva)
5.
MATCH REPORT IN A TWEET: Bodies everywhere at Selhurst as Jesus,
KDB and Dann suffer injuries . . . then Milivojevic missed dramatic late pen!
WAT FO R D
P
have
lost
three of their
four
Prem
games against
the bottom side.
S WA N S E A
scored
a
90th-min winner
in the Prem for
the fourth time.
PLAYED YESTERDAY
Entertainment: WBA 1/5 ARS 1/5
WEST BROM (0) 1 ARSENAL (0) 1
P
Rodriguez 89 (pen)
ukaku
uk
United
Unit
MAN
P
are
winless in
UTD
now
four
competitive
matches (D3 L1).
SAINTS
have
lost
just one of their
last five trips to
Old
Trafford
(W2 D2).
TOON have
P
won
just
one point from
P
TOON UP
. . . Gayle
goes for goal
PLAYED SATURDAY
their last six
Prem games at
St James’ Park.
BRIGHTON
have failed
to score in 11
of
their
21
Prem games.
P
REF: Mike Dean
Foster ....................... 6
Dawson n ................. 7
Gibbs ......................... 6
Hegazi .......................6
Evans n.....................6
Barry .........................6
Livermore.................6
Phillips ...................... 7
Brunt n.....................6
Robson-Kanu............7
Rodriguez.................7
Subs: McClean
(Phillips) 5,
Krychowiak (Brunt)
6, Nyom (RobsonKanu) 6.
ATT: 26,223 McClean (og) 83
MATCH STATS
3...........Shots on target...........4
4..........Shots off target..........5
7.............Blocked shots.............5
5...................Corners...................6
324................Passes................648
245 .....Passes completed .....544
3/0......Yellow/red cards......3/0
35%...........Possession...........65%
Cech n.......................6
Chambers.................6
Mustafi n..................6
HKOSCIELNY............7
Bellerin....................6
Kolasinac ............... 6
Xhaka.....................6
Wilshere n................6
Iwobi..........................6
Sanchez ....................7
Lacazette ................. 6
Subs: Maitland-Niles
(Kolasinac) 6,
Mertesacker
(Koscielny) 6,
Welbeck (Iwobi) 5.
MATCH REPORT IN A TWEET: Spot of bother for Wenger as Dean makes
himself centre of attention, awarding pen for handball (at least Gunners
celebrated with Alexis).
Entertainment: NEW 1/5 BRI 1/5
NEWCASTLE (0) 0 BRIGHTON (0) 0
REF: Anthony Taylor
Darlow.......................7
Yedlin n.....................7
Lascelles ...................7
Clark..........................7
Dummett............6
Ritchie................6
Hayden ..................... 6
Merino n..................6
Atsu...........................6
Joselu........................6
Gayle..........................6
Subs: Shelvey
(Merino) 6, Murphy
(Joselu) 5, Perez
(Ritchie) 6.
Carrillo 11
ATT: 52,209
MATCH STATS
2...........Shots on target...........3
5..........Shots off target..........5
4.............Blocked shots.............2
3...................Corners...................6
411................Passes................505
291 .....Passes completed .....395
2/0......Yellow/red cards......2/0
45%...........Possession...........55%
Ryan .......................... 7
Bruno ........................ 7
Duffy.........................7
HDUNK n ..................8
Bong..........................7
Propper .................... 6
Stephens..................6
Knockaert n ............ 6
Gross ......................... 6
March........................6
Murray ......................6
Sub: Hemed
(Murray) 6.
MATCH REPORT IN A TWEET: Hughton’s men sneaked out of Toon with
a point, but 2018 promises to be rough for Rafa.
PREM TABLE AND TOP SCORERS
P
Man City...............21
Chelsea.................21
Man Utd................21
Liverpool..............21
Arsenal.................21
Tottenham..........20
Burnley.................21
Leicester..............21
Everton................21
Watford ............... 21
Huddersfield.......21
Brighton...............21
Southampton......21
Bournemouth......21
Stoke....................21
Newcastle............21
Crystal Palace......21
West Ham ............ 20
West Brom...........21
Swansea...............21
W
9
8
8
6
8
6
5
4
6
3
4
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
1
2
HOME
D L F A
1 0 36 7
1 2 21 7
2 1 24 5
5 0 21 4
1 1 25 10
3 1 21 8
2 3 7 6
2 4 13 14
1 3 17 13
3 5 14 23
4 3 10 12
5 2 10 12
4 4 13 15
3 5 14 17
2 4 13 19
2 6 9 13
4 4 14 18
2 4 10 14
7 3 10 15
2 6 6 15
W
10
6
5
5
3
5
4
3
1
4
2
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
AWAY
D L F A
1 0 25 5
2 2 18 7
3 2 19 11
3 2 27 20
4 4 13 16
1 4 18 12
5 2 11 11
4 4 18 18
5 5 8 19
1 5 16 14
2 6 8 20
2 7 5 13
4 5 7 15
2 6 6 15
3 7 10 27
2 6 10 17
3 6 4 14
4 6 12 24
3 6 5 13
2 7 7 17
GD
49
25
27
24
12
19
1
-1
-7
-7
-14
-10
-10
-12
-23
-11
-14
-16
-13
-19
Pts
59
45
44
41
38
37
34
27
27
25
24
22
20
20
20
19
19
18
16
16
HARRY KANE (Tottenham).....................18
MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool).................17
RAHEEM STERLING (Man City) ................ 13
SERGIO AGUERO (Man City).....................12
ROMELU LUKAKU (Man Utd)....................10
ALVARO MORATA (Chelsea).....................10
WAYNE ROONEY (Everton)......................10
ROBERTO FIRMINO (Liverpooi)..................9
JAMIE VARDY (Leicester)..........................9
GABRIEL JESUS (Man CIty) ........................ 8
ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE (Arsenal) ........... 8
PHILIPPE COUTINHO (Liverpool) ............... 7
ALEXIS SANCHEZ (Arsenal) ....................... 7
9
10 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
1GG
GOALS Championship
PARKINSON . . . revenge
Phil mad
as Hull
Bolton
v Hull
By MICHAEL MORGAN
FOOTBALL LEAGUE
RESULTS
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Played Friday
CARDIFF
(0) 0
Att: 17,751
PRESTON
(0) 1
GILLINGHAM(0) 2 WIMBLEDON (0) 2
Francomb (og) 62
Taylor 67 (pen)
Ehmer 69
Forrester 84
Att: 6,419
Clarke 90
MK DONS
MILLWALL (0) 1 QPR
Morison 55
Att: 16,601
(0) 0
OLDHAM
Played Saturday
BIRM’HAM (0) 1 LEEDS
(0) 0
Att: 21,673
BRISTOL C (0) 1 WOLVES
Reid 53
Douglas 66
Att: 25,540
Bennett 90
(0) 2
BURTON ALB (0) 0 NORWICH
Att: 4,565
(0) 0
HULL
Bowen 32
Dicko 36
(2) 2
FULHAM
(0) 2
Kamara 48 (pen), 85
Att: 15,701
IPSWICH
Garner 65
(0) 1
DERBY
(1) 2
Winnall 13, 48
Att: 17,267
MIDDLESBRO(0) 0 A VILLA
(0) 1
Att: 29,422
Snodgrass 75
NOTTM FOR (0) 0 SUND’LAND (1) 1
Att: 26,830
McGeady 40
(1) 1
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Played Friday
DONCASTER(2) 2 ROCHDALE (0) 0
Att: 7,997
Whiteman 4
May 27
WIGAN
(0) 0
CHARLTON (0) 0
Att: 9,297
BRISTOL R (0) 1
Bodin 49
Att: 3,928
PORTSM’TH (2) 3 N’HAMPTON(1) 1
Kennedy 41
Long 36
Hawkins 45, 48
Att: 18,539
Leonard 55
Att: 7,076
WALSALL
Edwards 12
Att: 4,685
BLACKBURN (1) 2 SCUNTHORPE(1) 2
Graham 6, 47
Van Veen 12
Att: 12,784
Townsend 56
BRADFORD (1) 3
Wyke 2
McCartan 54
Dieng 59
OXFORD UTD(0) 2
Carroll 50
Obika 75
Att: 19,691
BURY
Att: 3,158
FLEETWOOD (1) 2
Hunter 24
Cole 47
(1) 1
ROTHERHAM(1) 2
Ajayi 1
Ball 58
Played Friday
MOR’CAMBE(0) 4
Oliver 72
Lang 79, 85
Ellison 90
YEOVIL
(2) 3
Gray 1, Khan 17
Sowunmi 84
Att: 1,124
Played Saturday
CAMB UTD (2) 3 CREWE
Maris 1, Amoo 27
Dagnall 30
Ikpeazu 70
Att: 4,165
CARLISLE
(0) 0
Att: 5,807
(1) 1
COVENTRY (0) 1
McNulty 50
CHELT’HAM (0) 1 NEWPORT (0) 1
Eisa 77
Amond 55
Att: 3,637
CHESTERFLD (0) 0 COLCHESTER(0) 0
Att: 5,537
CRAWLEY (1) 1 STEVENAGE (0) 0
Boldewijn 33
Att: 2,075
EXETER
(1) 2
BARNET
Watson 69
Att: 3,869
(0) 0
ACCRINGTON(0) 3
Kee 55 (pen)
McConville 61
Jackson 77
Wilson 30
Taylor 90
GRIMSBY
(0) 1
LINCOLN C (1) 2 FOREST GRN(1) 1
Rhead 8, 57
Doidge 24
Att: 8,964
PORT VALE (1) 4 LUTON
Potts (og) 23
Att: 5,523
Pope 60, 83
Whitfield 70
(0) 0
SWINDON (0) 1 NOTTS CO (0) 0
Norris 47
Att: 6,247
WYCOMBE (1) 1 MANSFIELD (0) 2
Akinfenwa 7
Potter 52
Att: 4,227
Angol 81
We must
KO rivals
NOUHA DICKO says he
would be lying if he was not
looking over his shoulder
at the bottom three.
Hull are just two points
above the drop zone and
head to relegation rivals
Bolton today.
Tigers
striker
Dicko
said: “We are not safe
and we have to still look
behind us. We have a big
game at Bolton and have
to go there with a winning
mentality.
“Hopefully we can get
the three points against a
team that have been doing
better recently.”
Hull boss Nigel Adkins
said: “We’ll have to win
our one-on-one duals.
“We have the spirit to
keep doing well.”
TGARYSTA
AMADINE
has
T
BLACKPOOL (0) 2 PLYMOUTH (2) 2
Daniel 55
Lameiras 39
Solomon-Otabor 90 Carey 45
Att: 3,417
Coker (og) 18
Godfrey 40
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Att: 4,188
Played Saturday
(0) 0
(0) 1
SOUTHEND (0) 1 SHREW’BURY(2) 2
BRENTFORD (1) 2 SHEFF WED (0) 0
Vibe 20
Att: 10,853
Jozefzoon 83
SHEFF UTD (0) 0 BOLTON
Att: 28,387
Madine 21
PETERBORO (0) 0
Att: 10,304
Davies 72
BARNSLEY (0) 1 READING (0) 1
Pinnock 90
Kermorgant 68
Att: 11,945
Maghoma 83
(1) 1
Aneke 27
PHIL PARKINSON says the
wounds from his Hull firing
have long since healed.
But the hurt of getting
thumped 4-0 on Humberside five months ago will
NOT go away — at least
not until his Bolton side
get their own back.
That opportunity for
revenge comes at the
Macron today when relegation rivals Bolton and
the Tigers face off.
And Bolton, fresh from
their 1-0 win at Sheffield
United on Saturday, know
a victory could pull them
out of the drop zone.
Boss Parky said: “That
defeat at Hull last August
still rankles. It remains
fresh in the mind because
it was a low point for us.
“We need to make that
right at our place.”
Parkinson got the bullet
in December 2006 after
just six months at Hull.
But he said: “It’s water
under the bridge.”
S
WOLVES AT PREM DOOR . . . Molineux outfit went 10
points clear in Championship with 2-1 win at Bristol City
had a hand in 54
per cent of Bolton’s
24 Championship goals
this season — and is the
only second-tier player
to have been involved in
more than half of his
side’s goals in the
division.
2
LEEDS have won their last two
home league matches 1-0. They
haven’t won three in a row by
that score since October 1980.
It’s New
Year’s
leave
FOREST AXE
WARBURTON
Leeds United
v Nottm Forest
By GRAHAM HILL
EVANGELOS MARINAKIS’
arrival as new owner at
Forest back in May was
supposed to signal a
new era of stability.
But Mark Warburton —
along with his staff — was
shown the door after just
nine months in charge.
It now means the City
Ground side have sacked nine
managers in six years.
The lion’s share of those
came under previous owner
Fawaz Al-Hasawi.
Some fans felt Warburton’s
exit was hasty and harked
back to recent years when the
manager’s office seemed to
have a revolving door.
Greek shipping owner Marinakis took over just after
Warburton’s escape act in May.
But clearly he wants to be
challenging for the top six.
And the timing of the sack
is no accident, coming
just before the transfer
window opens.
Yet it should not be
forgotten Forest were
heading
for
League
One when Warburton
kept them up by the
skin of their teeth.
And so far, Forest do
not look like relegation
fodder. They are 14th
but, crucially, 10 points
out of the play-offs.
Warburton returned a
41 per cent win rate.
But Marinakis had seen
enough after one win in
seven games. Successive home defeats to
Sheffield Wednesday
— at 3-0 Warburton’s
worst as Forest boss
— and to struggling
Sunderland were the
final straws.
Warburton’s
critics
point to the fact he
had no Plan B if his
bid to play Barcelona
football in the Championship did not work.
Some would also say
that the use of ‘buzz
phrases’ as an excuse
for poor results began
R’s child’s play
Neil Hooping
IAN HOLLOWAY is ready to give the
kids a chance at struggling QPR.
Bright Osayi-Samuel, 19, will keep his
place up front as Ollie hunts a first home
win since October against Cardiff today.
He is also enthusiastic about Aramide
Oteh, also 19, who made his league debut
as sub for Osayi-Samuel at Millwall.
R’s are five points above the drop
zone and boss Holloway said: “We’re
not making enough chances from our
possession. I’ve some kids I’m going to
get in the team to be nice and fresh.
“Bright looked a threat for us in
the first half at Millwall. Oteh came
on and Ilias Chair, a 20-year-old midfielder, has played a couple of times.”
NEIL WARNOCK is expecting Cardiff to
return to winning ways at Loftus Road.
The Bluebirds boss (left) takes his side to
Queens Park Rangers, one of his former
clubs, on the back of three straight defeats.
The Welsh side have slipped to fourth
and Warnock said: “I had a great time
there as manager and I enjoy going
back. Hopefully we can get a result.”
Cardiff have been hit by injuries with
Joe Bennett and Craig Bryson the latest casualties, although ex-Hoops midfielder Junior Hoilett is likely to return.
But Warnock is not panicking and added:
“We can’t sign five players in January, we
have to play it by ear and get on with it.”
QPR v
Cardiff
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
1GG
11
in association with
6
T
S
STA
TNOTTM
AFOREST
have
kept just one clean
sheet in their last 19
away matches in all
competitions.
That was a 1-0 win at
Sunderland in September. They have also
lost their last two
v Leeds.
LEEDS have won every single
one of their last six league
matches played on a Monday
in the month of January.
8
SUNDERLAND have won eight
of their last nine home league
games against Barnsley — with
one defeat.
WEEK AHEAD
GIBSON . . . hopeful
Gib: Let’s
go again
Sunderland
v Barnsley
HULLTER SKELTER . . . Jarrod Bowen scores in Tigers’ Fulham
draw, with Nigel Adkins’ inconsistent side at Bolton today
(3.0 unless stated)
By RED WILLIAMS
Wins
15
DRAWS
Total games 37 Win rate 41%
CHAMPIONSHIP
D
4
6
8
5
3
2
8
10
5
10
3
9
7
1
9
9
7
9
9
8
10
7
6
5
L
3
5
4
6
9
10
6
5
9
6
11
7
10
14
9
9
11
10
11
12
11
13
14
15
F
47
40
40
35
37
39
33
28
32
39
38
35
24
33
27
30
30
26
39
26
29
24
17
13
A
20
22
26
23
28
30
24
23
24
32
35
33
30
42
27
31
33
35
43
37
42
43
43
35
Pts
58
48
47
47
42
41
41
40
38
37
36
36
31
31
30
30
28
27
24
23
22
22
21
20
appointment will be a captain
who gets results rather than
one who puts the beautiful
game as a top priority.
Academy director Gary Brazil
takes the reins for today’s clash
at
promotion-chasing
Leeds,
who are smarting after a shock
1-0 reverse at Birmingham.
That
ended
a
four-game
winning run for Dane Thomas
Christiansen’s side, who nevertheless are still only six points
off a top-two spot.
Christiansen said: “I’m happy
for the performances the team
have shown in the last games.
“December is 16 points out of
21, that’s not
bad. It has been
a very good month.
“I won’t attach anything to
the Birmingham game. We need
to forget about that now.
“And now we need to focus
on the next game against Forest.
“We’ve come from a period
with a lot of games.
“But we come from a good
run with many victories in a
row — and one day, of course,
you have to lose.
“We will go into the Forest
game with a lot of confidence
and believing that we are going
to get a good result.”
ST
ATOF their A
T
to wear thin. Forest legend
Kenny Burns said: “We’ve looked
like we don’t want to fight.
“Mark was too nice and nice
people win bugger all. We need
someone who’s going to get
right in the players’ bloody ears
to get them going.
“Have
we
made
progress
under Mark Warburton? Yes,
we have, but not very much.
“If Plan A didn’t work, he just
tried to do Plan A better. But if
Plan A doesn’t work, it doesn’t
work, so try something else.”
Warburton likened managing
Forest to turning around an oil
tanker.
Clearly
the
next
W
18
14
13
14
13
13
11
10
11
9
11
9
8
10
7
7
7
6
5
5
4
5
5
5
19
3
HEADCOUNT . . .
Sunderland ace
McGeady ends
Warburton reign
P
Wolves............25
Derby..............25
Bristol City.....25
Cardiff............25
Leeds..............25
Sheff Utd.......25
Aston Villa.....25
Preston..........25
Middlesbro....25
Brentford......25
Ipswich...........25
Fulham...........25
Norwich.........25
Nottm For......25
Millwall...........25
Sheff Wed ..... 25
Reading..........25
QPR..................25
Hull..................25
Barnsley.........25
Sunderland....25
Bolton ............ 25
Burton Alb.....25
Birmingham..25
DEFEATS
S
WARBURTON’S
FOREST RECORD
DARRON
GIBSON
says
Sunderland must back up
their shock City Ground
win when they face fellow
strugglers Barnsley.
The midfielder, 30, feels
the Black Cats have finally
turned a corner ahead of
hosting the Tykes today.
After Aiden McGeady
sunk Nottingham Forest,
he said: “We need to
kick on and rack up
back-to-back wins
for the first time
this season.
“If we do that, then
the Forest result could
be a turning point in our
entire campaign.”
Sunderland have moved
out of the bottom three
on goal difference.
And Gibson admits the
players were desperate
to deliver after a 3-0
battering
at
Sheffield
United on Boxing Day.
He added: “The manager
said a few harsh words
after that. We got a reaction and hopefully will do
again against Barnsley.”
The Tykes sit just a
point and a place above
Chris Coleman’s side.
Barnsley
boss
Paul
Heckingbottom said: “We’ve
gone ten without a win
and must sort that. This is
a huge game and we need
to be mentally strong.”
last 12 home
league matches to
be played on a Monday,
Sunderland have won just
one of them — with seven
draws and four defeats.
Their last Monday home
win was against West
Brom
back
in
August 2006.
Loo’s battle cry
In the Boy zone
GLENN LOOVENS has told his Sheffield
Wednesday players that today’s clash with
Burton is a must-win match.
The skipper’s warning comes after the
Owls’ flop at Brentford, where they lost 2-0
but had keeper Joe Wildsmith to thank for
saving them from a hiding.
Dutch centre-back Loovens (right) said: “It
is good we have the chance to play again
straight away and try to bounce back
with a good result and performance.
“In one way you would like more
than a single day’s rest in between but
everyone has to deal with that. And this
game is a must-win for us.”
The Griffin Park defeat was stand-in boss
Lee Bullen’s second match in charge and was
a blow after beating Forest on Boxing Day.
NIGEL CLOUGH got a New Year boost with
club-record signing Liam Boyce set to be fit
for the finale of Burton’s survival scrap.
Boyce, 26, joined the Brewers in the summer from Ross County for an initial £500,000
after finishing as the Scottish Premiership’s
top scorer with 23 goals last season.
The striker ruptured anterior cruciate
ligaments in a pre-season friendly but
will return to the first team in March.
Boss Clough said: “It’s a big bonus.
When he got injured, it was a shattering
blow and the biggest single reason why
we have struggled to score goals.”
Albion visit Sheffield Wednesday today after
their 0-0 draw with Norwich on Saturday.
Sheffield Wed
v Burton
PULIS GETS DOWN TO BUSINESS – SEE P12-13
TODAY
PREMIER LEAGUE
Brighton v Bournemouth........ 12.30
Burnley v Liverpool.............................
Everton v Man Utd...................... 5.30
Leicester v Huddersfield....................
Stoke v Newcastle..............................
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Aston Villa v Bristol City............ 5.30
Bolton v Hull ........................................
Derby v Sheff Utd...............................
Leeds v Nottm Forest.........................
Norwich v Millwall ..............................
Preston v Middlesbrough ..................
QPR v Cardiff .......................................
Sheff Wed v Burton Albion................
Sunderland v Barnsley .......................
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
AFC Wimbledon v Southend ..............
Bristol Rovers v Portsmouth.............
Charlton v Gillingham.........................
Fleetwood Town v Bradford .............
Northampton v Wigan .......................
Oxford Utd v MK Dons ........................
Peterborough v Doncaster................
Plymouth v Walsall .............................
Rochdale v Blackpool .........................
Rotherham v Blackburn.....................
Scunthorpe v Bury..............................
Shrewsbury v Oldham........................
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Accrington v Morecambe ..................
Barnet v Swindon ...............................
Colchester v Cambridge Utd .............
Coventry v Chesterfield ....................
Crewe v Grimsby.................................
Forest Green v Wycombe...................
Luton v Lincoln City............................
Mansfield v Carlisle.............................
Newport County v Exeter..................
Notts County v Port Vale...................
Stevenage v Cheltenham ..................
Yeovil v Crawley Town.......................
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE - AFC Fylde
v Tranmere, Bromley v Ebbsfleet Utd (7.45),
Dag & Red v Leyton Orient, FC Halifax v Macclesfield, Guiseley v Chester FC, Hartlepool v Gateshead, Maidstone Utd v Dover, Solihull Moors v
Maidenhead Utd, Sutton Utd v Boreham Wood,
Torquay v Eastleigh, Woking v Aldershot (1.0),
Wrexham v Barrow.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH - Alfreton
Town v Stockport County, Brackley v Leamington,
Curzon Ashton v Bradford PA, Gainsborough
v Boston Utd, Harrogate Town v Darlington,
Kidderminster v AFC Telford, Salford City v FC
United of Manchester, Southport v Chorley,
Spennymoor Town v Blyth Spartans, Tamworth v
Nuneaton, York v North Ferriby Utd.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH - Bognor
Regis Town v Havant & W, Chelmsford v Braintree
Town, Chippenham v Hungerford Town, Dartford
v Welling, East Thurrock v Concord Rangers, Eastbourne Borough v Whitehawk, Hemel Hempstead
v St Albans, Oxford City v Gloucester, Truro City v
Poole Town, Wealdstone v Hampton & Richmond,
Weston-S-Mare v Bath City.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER - Bishop’s
Stortford v Royston Town, Chesham v Slough,
Dorchester v Tiverton, Dunstable v Biggleswade
Town, Farnborough v Basingstoke, Frome Town v
Merthyr Town, Gosport Borough v Weymouth,
Hereford FC v Redditch, Kettering v King’s Lynn
Town, St Ives Town v St Neots Town, Stratford
Town v Banbury.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Burgess Hill Town v
Dorking Wanderers, Dulwich v Kingstonian,
Enfield Town v Harrow Borough, Hendon v
Wingate & Finchley, Leatherhead v Tooting &
Mitcham, Lowestoft Town v Brightlingsea
Regent, Margate v Folkestone Invicta, Merstham
v Worthing, Needham Market v Leiston (1.0),
Staines Town v Met Police, Thurrock v Harlow,
Tonbridge Angels v Billericay.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER - Altrincham v Witton Albion, Barwell v Nantwich Town,
Buxton v Ashton Utd, Farsley Celtic v Shaw Lane,
Grantham v Matlock Town, Hednesford v Stafford
Rangers, Mickleover Sports v Coalville Town,
Stalybridge v Lancaster City, Stourbridge v Rushall
Olympic, Sutton Coldfield Town v Halesowen,
Warrington Town v Marine, Workington v Whitby.
(7.45 unless stated)
TOMORROW
PREMIER LEAGUE
Man City v Watford ...................... 8.0
Southampton v Crystal Palace .........
Swansea v Tottenham .......................
West Ham v West Brom......................
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Fulham v Ipswich ................................
Reading v Birmingham................. 8.0
Wolves v Brentford ............................
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Dundee Utd
v Brechin, Dunfermline v Falkirk, Inverness CT v
Livingston, Morton v St Mirren, Queen of South
v Dumbarton.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Albion v Airdrieonians, Alloa v Queen’s Park, East Fife v Raith,
Forfar v Arbroath, Stranraer v Ayr.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Clyde v Annan
Athletic, Edinburgh City v Berwick, Montrose v
Cowdenbeath, Peterhead v Elgin, Stenhousemuir
v Stirling.
WEDNESDAY
PREMIER LEAGUE
Arsenal v Chelsea................................
THURSDAY
PREMIER LEAGUE
Tottenham v West Ham............... 8.0
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 1st Rd Spennymoor Town v Gainsborough.
FRIDAY
EMIRATES FA CUP: 3rd Rd
Liverpool v Everton.................... 7.55
Man Utd v Derby ........................... 8.0
(3.0 unless stated)
SATURDAY
EMIRATES FA CUP: 3rd Rd
Ipswich v Sheff Utd ............................
Watford v Bristol City ........................
Birmingham v Burton Albion.............
Coventry v Stoke ................................
Bolton v Huddersfield ........................
Brentford v Notts County .................
QPR v MK Dons .....................................
Doncaster v Rochdale ........................
Middlesbrough v Sunderland...... 1.0
Cardiff v Mansfield .............................
Man City v Burnley..............................
Wolves v Swansea...............................
Stevenage v Reading .........................
Newcastle v Luton ..............................
Millwall v Barnsley ..............................
Fulham v Southampton .....................
Wycombe v Preston ...........................
Norwich v Chelsea ...................... 5.30
Aston Villa v Peterborough ...............
Yeovil v Bradford ................................
Bournemouth v Wigan .......................
Exeter v West Brom............................
Blackburn v Hull ..................................
Fleetwood v Leicester ............. 12.45
Carlisle v Sheff Wed ...........................
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Charlton v Oldham ..............................
Northampton v Southend .................
Oxford Utd v Blackpool ......................
Plymouth v Bury .................................
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Accrington v Chesterfield .................
Colchester v Cheltenham ..................
Forest Green v Port Vale....................
Grimsby v Morecambe .......................
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Brechin v
Morton, Dumbarton v Dunfermline, Falkirk
v Dundee Utd, Livingston v Queen of South,
St Mirren v Inverness CT.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Airdrieonians v
East Fife, Alloa v Albion, Ayr v Arbroath, Queen’s
Park v Stranraer, Raith v Forfar.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Annan Athletic
v Montrose, Cowdenbeath v Edinburgh City, Elgin
v Clyde, Stenhousemuir v Peterhead, Stirling v
Berwick.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE - Barrow
v Tranmere, Bromley v AFC Fylde, Dag & Red v
Hartlepool, Dover v Aldershot, Eastleigh v Guiseley,
Ebbsfleet Utd v Chester FC, Gateshead v Sutton
Utd, Leyton Orient v Boreham Wood, Macclesfield
v Solihull Moors, Maidenhead Utd v FC Halifax,
Woking v Maidstone Utd, Wrexham v Torquay.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH - AFC Telford v Curzon Ashton, Blyth Spartans v Gainsborough, Boston Utd v Tamworth, Bradford PA v
Spennymoor Town, Chorley v Harrogate Town,
Darlington v York, Leamington v Kidderminster,
North Ferriby Utd v Alfreton Town, Nuneaton v
Brackley, Stockport County v Salford City.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH - Bath
City v Truro City, Braintree Town v East Thurrock,
Concord Rangers v Dartford, Gloucester v WestonS-Mare, Hampton & Richmond v Hemel Hempstead, Havant & W v Wealdstone, Hungerford
Town v Oxford City, Poole Town v Chippenham,
St Albans v Chelmsford, Welling v Eastbourne
Borough, Whitehawk v Bognor Regis Town.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER - Banbury
v Hitchin, Basingstoke v Kettering, Biggleswade
Town v Frome Town, Kings Langley v St Ives Town,
King’s Lynn Town v Dorchester, Merthyr Town v
Dunstable, Redditch v Farnborough, Royston
Town v Gosport Borough, Slough v Hereford FC,
St Neots Town v Stratford Town, Tiverton v
Chesham, Weymouth v Bishop’s Stortford.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Billericay v Margate,
Dorking Wanderers v Wingate & Finchley,
Dulwich v Folkestone Invicta, Harlow v Tooting &
Mitcham, Harrow Borough v Needham Market,
Kingstonian v Thurrock, Leiston v Leatherhead,
Merstham v Hendon, Met Police v Brightlingsea
Regent, Staines Town v Burgess Hill Town,
Tonbridge Angels v Lowestoft Town, Worthing v
Enfield Town.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER - Ashton
Utd v Marine, Coalville Town v Sutton Coldfield
Tn, Farsley Celtic v Altrincham, Halesowen v
Grantham, Matlock Town v Barwell, Nantwich
Town v Hednesford, Rushall Olympic v Stafford
Rangers, Stalybridge v Witton Albion, Stourbridge v Mickleover Sports, Warrington Town v
Buxton, Whitby v Lancaster City, Workington v
Shaw Lane.
SUNDAY
EMIRATES FA CUP: 3rd Rd
Newport County v Leeds ........... 12.0
Nottm Forest v Arsenal ............... 4.0
Shrewsbury v West Ham.............. 2.0
Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon ...........
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH - FC United
of Manchester v Southport.
12 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
1GG
GOALS Championship
WINNALL . . . proud
Sam up
for party
Derby v
Sheffield Utd
By MEL HENDERSON
SAM WINNALL reckons
Derby supporters should
get ready for a promotion
party in 2018.
Second-placed Rams kick
off the New Year by hosting Sheffield United today.
On-loan striker Winnall,
who netted their goals
in Saturday’s 2-1 win at
Ipswich, said: “We’re on a
real high.
“When I joined we were
15th or 16th but we never
stopped believing that we
could get promotion.
“Now we want to keep
pushing and try to challenge Wolves at the top.”
Derby have kept FIVE
cleans sheets in their last
six games and banked 16
points from a possible 18.
Sheffield
Wednesday
loanee Winnall, 26, added:
“It’s hard to find a better
centre-back pairing than
Richard Keogh and Curtis
Davies at this level.”
The sixth-placed Blades
head to Pride Park having
won just one of their last
eight league outings.
They lost 1-0 at home to
lowly Bolton on Saturday.
But midfielder John Lundstram, 23, said: “Derby
don’t faze us — we’ll go
out there to attack.”
3
DOWN TO
BUSINESS
Stewart warns Boro boys
PRESTON have lost just three
of their last 23 home matches
in the Championship — with 11
draws and nine defeats.
By COLIN YOUNG
STEWART
DOWNING
has
warned his Middlesbrough
team-mates no one is safe
under ruthless new boss
Tony Pulis.
Boro visit fellow play-off hopefuls Preston today 48 hours after
their first game with Pulis in
charge — a wretched home
defeat to injury-hit Aston Villa.
Pulis has already declared: “It’s ten
years since I was in the Championship but one thing I remember is
you’ve got to turn up for every game.
I can’t remember an easy game when
we got promoted at Stoke.”
The former West Brom chief — who
regularly used four centre-halves in
his Albion defence — has already put
his mark on the Boro team.
Against Villa he dumped attacking
full-backs Fabio and Cyrus Christie.
In came long-throw expert Ryan
Shotton and 6ft 2in left-back George
Friend.
Former England winger Downing
said: “I see it as a challenge, working
for a new manager.
“He wants to get promoted. He has
his own ideas and you have to make
sure you fit into them.
“He is a lot different to the previous manager, Garry Monk, and has a
lot of similar attributes and a way of
working to Sam Allardyce.
“He demands the best and has said
if players don’t work they will be out
THE PULIS
OPERATION
TONY PULIS has already
stripped the Boro club
shop of tracksuits and
baseball caps.
But what can we expect
from the new manager’s
troops on the pitch?
DEFENCE
RYAN SHOT TON has been broug
to copy the long-throw tactic ht in
s that
Pulis used to love at Stoke.
Shotton, Daniel Ayala, Ben Gibso
n
and George Friend are a hulking
four and they will certainly be back
ing the rudiments of defending learnnow.
MIDFIELD
ADLENE GUEDIOURA, a forgotten
man
at Boro, could get a chanc
working with Pulis at Crystal e after
Palace.
The Algerian has know-how
level, having been promotedat this
Watford in 2015. Stewart Downwith
ing
will be a key player.
Farke in
fixture fix
Norwich
v Millwall
SNOD ONE IN . . . Villa
take the points thanks to
Robert Snodgrass’ header
S
Brucey bare bones
STA
TASTON
AVILLA
boss
T
DANIEL FARKE hit out at
the festive fixture farce as
Norwich aim to settle a
score against Millwall.
Canaries boss Farke is
unhappy the Lions played
on Friday against QPR —
which Millwall won 1-0 —
while his side had barely
48 hours to recover from
the 0-0 draw at Burton.
But he says his team will
be fired up after a 4-0
rout at The Den in August.
Farke said: “Their players were able to rest up
on Saturday. In the sense
of fairness in sport, it is
not the correct call. It is a
big advantage for them.”
He added: “I don’t have
to mention the Millwall
defeat. We have that game
in our minds.”
Lions chief Neil Harris
challenged his team to
claim their first win on the
road this term. He said:
“We need an away win to
get some momentum.”
ATTACK
BRIT T ASSOMBALONGA looks
the
likeliest of Boro’s strike
although there are questionsrs —
abou
t
the 12-goal hitman’s work-rate.
Rudy Gestede struggled again
st
Villa so Patrick Bamford and
Fletcher can expect a chance. Ashley
Steve Bruce has
not lost a league
match against Bristol
City
since
December
1998. That was a 2-0
defeat
as
Sheffield
United boss.
He has won four
and drawn four
since.
ASTON VILLA’S Riverside win was a relief for
Steve Bruce and keeps his side in play-off contention, despite a disappointing December.
He will be looking for more improvement at
home to Bristol City despite still missing nine players, including John Terry who expects to return for
next weekend’s FA Cup.
Bruce (right) said: “We’re down to the bare bones.
I had four 19-year-olds on the bench and I don’t
see that changing immediately.
“This is another big game. The beauty of the
Championship is no one would have thought Bristol
City, Cardiff and Sheffield United would be in the
mix.
“There is no gulf in the Championship, all teams
are fit and strong and having the big club behind
you means nothing.”
LEE’S LOOK ’N
By ROSS GREGORY
Aston Villa
LEE JOHNSON spent five
v Bristol City
hours studying DVDs of
Aston Villa to help get over
turn
things
around
very
Saturday’s last-gasp defeat to
quickly to deliver me a review of
by Wolves.
the opposition.
Boss Johnson is confident his
Robins will be “ready to go
again” at Villa Park today after
being sunk by Ryan Bennett’s
94th-minute header.
He said: “There is an opportunity to get three points in
the next game and that’s our
only focus. The analysts had
“I probably spent five or six
hours watching Villa to go again
very quickly. It’s a good thing
we’ve got a quick turnaround.
“We’ve got to pick ourselves up,
dust ourselves down and do
everything we can to run around
and get a performance at Villa.
“I don’t think there will be any
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
1GG
13
in association with
33
8
MIDDLESBROUGH have not
won on New Year’s day
outside the top flight in
33 years — since 1984.
IPSWICH have lost eight of
their last 11 away matches in
all competitions — with just
two wins and one draw.
TOMORROW’S GAMES
than extra bodies, he will be looking
for more of the togetherness shown
by today’s opponents.
Preston have scored nearly 60 per
cent of their goals in the last half an
in January. You have seen his energy hour of matches this season, including a 90th-minute winner against
on the touchline.
“The message is work hard and if Cardiff on Friday night.
North End are unbeaten in nine
you don’t do that for him, then you
and are just a point outside the playwon’t be here very long.
off
places.
“This is a fresh start for everyone.
Boss Alex Neil said: “We seem to
He has said we will all get a chance.
be
that
type of team that keep going.
“He basically played the game in
I think it just shows how fit,
his technical area and he will
strong,
determined
and
be looking for us to show
tenacious we are. We
greater urgency in the
don’t give up.
first 35 minutes, espe“We’ve kept 11 clean
cially in front of our
BORO
sheets, so whoever is
own fans.
have lost only
up against us is in a
“Collectively he has
one of their last
game for the full 90
spoken to a few
15 matches against
minutes.”
individuals and the
today’s
opponents
Neil could beef up
older lads.
Preston
in
all
comps
—
Preston’s
play-off
“I have known him
with nine wins and five
credentials by makfor quite some time —
draws.
ing
another
move
for
I almost signed for
Josh Windass.
Their last defeat
him twice — and I
Rangers
have
already
know what he is about,
was in January
turned down a £500,000
what he wants and he
1987 (1-0).
bid for their midfielder.
has
got
that
message
But Neil could now up the
across to everyone.”
ante by putting more cash on
Robert Snodgrass’ winner for
Villa means that Boro are three the table in a bid to land Windass
points adrift of the final play-off spot during this transfer window.
He said: “There’s interest in quite a
and a whopping TEN points behind
few players. We’ve spoken about
second-placed Derby.
But do not expect too many addi- wanting to add firepower to our
team.
tions this month.
“But I’m not going to talk about
Pulis has already said the squad
that was relegated from the Premier any players that are not currently
League in May is too big. And rather ours.”
ST
AT A
T
S
Preston v
Middlesbrough
JOKANOVIC . . . test
Mac the
strife, Jo
Fulham v
Ipswich
SLAVISA JOKANOVIC says
Mick McCarthy has him
worried ahead of their
crunch clash tomorrow.
Fulham welcome Ipswich
to Craven Cottage with
the teams locked on 36
points, just five points off
the top six.
Cottagers boss Jokanovic
said: “Ipswich is always a
complicated game for us.
“We know how Mick
McCarthy organises his
team. We’ll need energy
for the game.”
Jokanovic could call on
Aboubakar Kamara after
his two-goal rescue act
off the bench in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Hull.
Ipswich striker Joe Garner, who netted in the 2-1
home loss to Derby, said:
“We’ll give them a game.”
BIRMINGHAM
defender
Marc Roberts is ready to
take a shiner or two if it
means survival.
Roberts finished the 1-0
win over Leeds with a
black eye after a solid
defensive display alongside skipper Harlee Dean.
City are at Reading
tomorrow and summer
signing Roberts said: “I’ll
get a black eye for anyone
in the side and everyone
in the team is the same.”
Reading, in 17th spot,
are winless in five after
their 1-1 draw at Barnsley
and defender Tyler Blackett said: “I don’t look at
other team’s results.
“It’s about looking at
ourselves and trying to do
better than we did at
Barnsley. I hope we do
that against Birmingham.”
Wolves v
Brentford
LEARN
problems for us mentally after the
Wolves defeat. More than the
mental element it is the physical
side that concerns me more.
“We’ve had to ask an awful lot
from these boys in some big
games. There have been big
athletic performances and it was
no different against Wolves.
“They are a great bunch and
I’m sure that every time they
cross that white line they give
everything for the club.”
Luke Steele will replace the
red-carded Frank Fielding in goal
plus Johnson also has another
half-a-dozen players sidelined.
SCOTS CORNER
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP
Aberdeen 0 Hearts 0; Celtic 0 Rangers 0;
Hibernian 1 Kilmarnock 1; Motherwell
1 Hamilton 3; Partick 2 Ross County 0;
St Johnstone 0 Dundee 2.
Reading v
Birmingham
LATE SHOW . . .
Bennett breaks
Robins’ hearts
0
READING have not conceded a
single goal against Birmingham
in three matches since Jaap
Stam took charge.
NUNO ESPIRITO SANTO
fears rivals are creating a
‘them against us’ situation
to rein in his leaders.
Wolves, who host Brentford tomorrow, are ten
points clear at the top.
Boss Nuno said: “We
are a team inside a competition — we are not the
team to beat.”
The Portuguese was
reacting to Bristol City
boss Lee Johnson’s comments that his side had
needed to beat Wolves to
“help the competition”.
Nuno said: “That creates an atmosphere that’s
not right.”
BRENTFORD are planning
contract talks with striker
Lasse Vibe, who has six
months left on his deal.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE
Arbroath 1 East Fife 1; Ayr 2 Forfar 3;
Queen’s Park 2 Albion 2; Raith 3 Stranraer
0. Off - Airdrieonians v Alloa (due to frozen pitch).
P W D L F A Pts
Ayr.................19 13 2 4 52 25 41
P
Celtic.............22
Aberdeen..... 22
Rangers.........22
Hibernian......22
Hearts...........22
Kilmarnock...21
W
15
13
12
9
7
6
D
6
4
4
8
9
8
L
1
5
6
5
6
7
F
48
33
41
31
21
25
A
15
24
25
27
19
28
Pts
51
43
40
35
30
26
Raith..............17 12 3 2 37 13 39
Alloa..............17 8 3 6 26 21 27
Stranraer......18 7 4 7 29 29 25
St Johnstone 21
Motherwell..21
Hamilton.......21
Dundee ......... 22
7
7
6
6
5
3
5
4
9
11
10
12
21
26
30
23
30
32
34
32
26
24
23
22
Queen’s Park 19 4 4 11 19 40 16
Partick..........22 5 5 12 19 37 20
Ross County.22 4 5 13 21 36 17
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP
Brechin 2 Inverness CT 3; Falkirk 3 Queen
of South 2. Off - Dumbarton v Morton,
Livingston v Dunfermline (due to frozen
pitches). Played Friday - St Mirren 2
Dundee Utd 0.
P W D L F A Pts
St Mirren.......19 13 2 4 37 22 41
Dundee Utd..18 11 3 4 25 16 36
Livingston....17 8 5 4 28 22 29
Dunfermline 18 7 5 6 34 24 26
Morton..........17
Queen of Sth 18
Inverness CT.18
Dumbarton.. 18
7
7
6
4
5
5
5
7
5
6
7
7
25
32
21
15
18
27
21
25
26
26
23
19
Falkirk...........17 2 8 7 12 27 14
Brechin ......... 18 0 3 15 14 41
3
Arbroath.......17
East Fife........19
Airdrieonians18
Albion............17
7
7
6
6
3
2
5
3
7
10
7
8
36
29
26
38
28
36
34
40
24
23
23
21
Forfar............19 4 3 12 18 44 15
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO
Montrose 2 Peterhead 6. Off - Berwick v
Stenhousemuir, Edinburgh City v Clyde,
Elgin v Stirling (due to frozen pitches).
P W D L F A Pts
Montrose......18 11 4 3 27 19 37
Peterhead....16 11 1 4 38 19 34
Stenhsemuir 17 8 5 4 29 20 29
Stirling..........16 8 3 5 31 20 27
Annan Ath....18
Elgin...............17
Berwick.........16
Clyde ............. 15
Edinburgh C. 17
7
7
6
2
2
6
3
3
7
3
5
7
7
6
12
23
30
14
19
10
16
28
26
27
30
27
24
21
13
9
Cowdenb’th. 16 1 5 10 9 25
8
PRESS & JOURNAL HIGHLAND LGE
Buckie Thistle 0 Cove Rangers 2; Lossiemouth 1 Wick Academy 2.
FERRARI PACKAGING LOWLAND LGE
Dalbeattie Star 1 Gretna 1; E Stirlingshire
3 Cumbernauld 0; Edusport 3 E Kilbride 3.
Bren hol
lotta love
BRENDAN
RODGERS
said Celtic’s Old Firm
stalemate was proof
the champions are in
need of a holiday.
The 0-0 draw with
Rangers saw the Hoops
end 2017 eight points
clear of second-place
ABERDEEN who were
held 0-0 at home by
HEARTS.
But
61
games
over
the calendar
year
left
them
firing
blanks ahead
of a threeweek winter break.
Boss Rodgers (above)
said: “That was our
ninth game in the
month — we very
much need a break.”
Rangers
are
11
points behind their
rivals. Gers defender
James Tavernier said:
“We’ll regroup.”
14 ............... Monday, January 1, 2018
2GG
GOALS League One
5
S
ST
ATNINE of A
T
NON-LEAGUE
RESULTS
WIGAN have won five of their
last seven away league games
played on New Year’s Day —
one draw, one defeat.
Blackburn’s
last 12 games on
New
Year’s
Day
(including
Rotherham
today) have been played
away from home.
They have won the
last two with an
overall record of
W6 D2 L3.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
Aldershot 1 Maidstone Utd 1; Barrow 1
Solihull Moors 2; Boreham Wood 2 Torquay 0;
Dover 0 FC Halifax 0; Eastleigh 2 Woking 2;
Ebbsfleet Utd 1 Dag & Red 1; Leyton Orient 0
Bromley 1; Macclesfield 1 Sutton Utd 0;
Maidenhead Utd 1 AFC Fylde 2; Tranmere 4
Guiseley 0. Off - Chester FC v Hartlepool,
Gateshead v Wrexham (frozen pitches).
P W D L F A Pts
Macclesfield...27 15 6 6 34 25 51
Aldershot........27 12 9 6 42 28 45
Sutton Utd......27 13 6 8 39 36 45
Dover...............27
Wrexham........26
Tranmere........26
Boreham Wd .. 26
11
12
12
11
11
8
7
9
5
6
7
6
35
24
39
36
19
19
20
26
44
44
43
42
Dag & Red........26
Bromley...........27
Ebbsfleet........26
Maidenhead...27
Maidstone.......25
Woking............25
FC Halifax........27
AFC Fylde........24
Hartlepool...... 26
Gateshead...... 24
Eastleigh.........27
Leyton Orient.27
Barrow............27
11
11
9
9
9
10
8
8
8
7
6
8
7
8
8
12
10
9
4
9
8
8
10
13
6
8
7
8
5
8
7
11
10
8
10
7
8
13
12
40
42
37
36
28
33
30
36
27
30
36
35
32
30
34
27
37
32
37
34
34
32
25
40
42
39
41
41
39
37
36
34
33
32
32
31
31
30
29
Chester FC.......25
Guiseley...........25
Torquay...........27
Solihull Moors.27
4
4
4
5
9
9
8
5
12
12
15
17
22
22
23
23
42
45
41
44
21
21
20
20
LEAGUE ONE
P W D L F A Pts
Wigan..............24 16
5 3 49 12 53
Shrewsbury....24 15
6 3 32 15 51
Blackburn .......24 14
6 4 44 22 48
Scunthorpe ....25 13
7 5 36 22 46
Bradford.........25 14
3 8 40 33 45
Portsmouth...25 13
2 10 32 28 41
Rotherham.....25 12
3 10 43 34 39
Peterboro.......25 11
5 9 42 36 38
Charlton..........24 10
7 7 31 30 37
Doncaster.......25 9
6 10 28 27 33
Fleetwood ......25 9
6 10 35 38 33
Oxford Utd.....25 8
8 9 38 38 32
Southend........25 8
7 10 30 40 31
Walsall.............24 7
9 8 31 33 30
Blackpool........25 7
8 10 32 36 29
Bristol Rovers 25 9
2 14 34 42 29
MK Dons ..........25 7
8 10 27 35 29
Gillingham......25 6 10
9 25 28 28
Oldham............25 7
7 11 39 47 28
Plymouth........25 7
7 11 25 34 28
AFC Wimb’don 24 6
6 12 20 31 24
Northampton 25 6
5 14 20 45 23
Rochdale.........24 4 10
10 24 33 22
Bury.................24 4
5 15 19 37 17
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 1st Rd:
Off - Spennymoor Town v Gainsborough (due
to a frozen pitch).
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER
Hitchin 6 Kings Langley 0; Royston Town 3
Tiverton 0.
P W D L F A Pts
King’s Lynn.....25 17 4 4 53 24 55
Kettering........25
Weymouth ..... 25
Hereford FC....21
Tiverton..........25
16
16
15
15
6
3
4
2
3
6
2
8
59
54
53
37
26
33
16
34
54
51
49
47
Hitchin.............26
Slough.............19
St Neots Tn.....26
Frome Tn.........24
Royston Tn.....22
Stratford Tn...25
Banbury..........25
Chesham.........24
Biggleswade...26
Redditch.........24
Basingstoke...25
B Stortford.....26
Merthyr Tn.....27
Farnborough..26
Dorchester.....26
13
13
10
11
11
10
10
9
9
9
9
8
7
8
7
5
3
9
4
4
7
6
7
7
6
5
6
9
4
6
8
3
7
9
7
8
9
8
10
9
11
12
11
14
13
46
56
47
50
34
40
51
46
30
38
50
41
43
46
42
37
23
44
48
32
40
37
33
30
33
35
41
57
60
56
44
42
39
37
37
37
36
34
34
33
32
30
30
28
27
Kings Langley..27
St Ives Town...26
Dunstable.......26
Gosport Boro..23
4
4
2
2
8
5
3
1
15
17
21
20
36
29
15
14
62 20
60 17
81 9
68 7
BOSTIK PREMIER
Brightlingsea Regent 0 Tonbridge Angels 3;
Dorking Wanderers 2 Thurrock 0; Folkestone
Invicta 3 Burgess Hill Town 1; Harlow 0
Hendon 3; Harrow Borough 1 Leatherhead
2; Met Police 1 Enfield Town 1; Tooting &
Mitcham 3 Merstham 1; Wingate & Finchley 1
Needham Market 1; Worthing 0 Lowestoft
Town 0. Off - Billericay v Dulwich, Kingstonian v Staines Town, Leiston v Margate
(waterlogged pitches).
P W D L F A Pts
Billericay.........21 18 2 1 56 16 56
Dulwich...........25
Hendon............24
Folkestone.....24
Staines Tn.......25
17
15
14
12
5
2
3
7
3
7
7
6
52
57
50
54
23
28
34
34
56
47
45
43
Leiston............ 25
Met Police.......26
Margate..........22
Tonbridge A... 25
Wingate & F....22
Leatherhead.. 21
Enfield Town..23
Dorking Wdrs..24
Lowestoft Tn..24
Merstham.......25
Brightlingsea..25
Harrow Boro...27
Thurrock.........25
Needham Mkt..25
Kingstonian....22
12
11
10
11
11
10
8
9
9
7
8
8
8
6
8
6
6
7
4
3
2
7
3
2
7
4
4
3
8
2
7
9
5
10
8
9
8
12
13
11
13
15
14
11
12
41
45
37
35
32
27
37
40
32
39
42
37
35
36
28
31
45
25
34
32
27
38
45
41
44
51
52
49
40
41
42
39
37
37
36
32
31
30
29
28
28
28
27
26
26
Tooting & M....25
Harlow.............25
Worthing........25
Burgess Hill.....23
7
7
5
5
4
3
6
6
14
15
14
12
37
30
34
33
61
54
50
51
25
24
21
21
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER
Ashton Utd 2 Sutton Coldfield Town 0;
Coalville Town 0 Altrincham 3; Halesowen 1
Buxton 3; Lancaster City 0 Hednesford 1;
Marine 0 Stourbridge 4; Nantwich Town 1
Mickleover Sports 2; Rushall Olympic 1 Farsley
Celtic 1; Stafford Rangers 1 Workington 2;
Witton Albion 2 Barwell 2. Off - Matlock Town
v Warrington Town, Shaw Lane v Stalybridge,
Whitby v Grantham (waterlogged pitches).
P W D L F A Pts
Altrincham.....24 16 5 3 56 17 53
Workington....26
Shaw Lane...... 21
Warrington.....23
Grantham.......24
13
14
13
13
7
3
4
3
6
4
6
8
48
43
40
50
30
20
30
27
46
45
43
42
Ashton Utd.....23
Farsley Celtic..25
Buxton............ 25
Hednesford....26
Witton Alb......27
Stourbridge....23
Mickleover S...28
Lancaster C.....23
Coalville Tn.....27
Barwell............25
Matlock Tn ..... 25
Stafford R.......24
Rushall Ol’pic..26
Nantwich Tn...22
Marine.............25
12
11
11
11
10
10
10
9
10
8
9
9
8
7
7
6
7
5
5
7
5
5
7
3
8
5
5
5
5
5
5
7
9
10
10
8
13
7
14
9
11
10
13
10
13
44
44
41
33
44
34
38
38
43
35
37
28
35
29
34
32
41
35
40
39
26
36
32
54
34
43
36
49
34
44
42
40
38
38
37
35
35
34
33
32
32
32
29
26
26
Whitby............ 27
Halesowen......26
Stalybridge.....22
Sutton C’field..27
6
6
6
5
8
6
2
5
13
14
14
17
32
28
25
25
45
48
42
70
26
24
20
20
IN WIG OF TIME . . . manager
Paul Cook says Wigan will soon
be scoring again, like Shrewsbury’s
Ben Godfrey (left) and Blackburn’s
two-goal Danny Graham (above)
By KEN LAWRENCE
WIGAN remain
in cruise control
—
and
Paul
Cook is still a
driven man.
Two successive stalemates have only inspired
the Latics chief to put the
pedal to the metal.
He insists there will be no
holding back, no parking the bus,
just the continuation of a journey
that has the League One leaders still
as odds-on favourites to, at the very
least, bounce straight back up into the
Championship.
As Cook rightly points out, having last
season taken Portsmouth into League One
as champions: “Everyone wants to be
where we are.
“We just keep going, we keep working
hard and your good habits will get you
home in this league.”
Cook’s men are now just two points
clear of second-placed Shrewsbury and
five ahead of third-placed Blackburn.
But it seems getting into the other
automatic promotion place is the focus of
GILLINGHAM star Sean Clare is
P
dreaming of a goalscoring
return to The Valley.
Clare, 21, spent five years with
Charlton’s academy before quitting
to focus on his education.
Now he is back for Gillingham’s
showdown with the Addicks today.
Fresh from Saturday’s 2-2 draw
against AFC Wimbledon, Clare said:
“I was at Charlton’s academy from
11 to 16 but left to get my GCSEs,
B-Tech in Sport and Biology A level.”
Sheffield Wednesday loanee Clare
added: “I’ve scored at The Valley for
Charlton as an academy player but
never been there as a professional
— so it will be special.”
ASHLEY HUNTER aims to
pick up in the New Year
P
where he finished off in 2017.
The Fleetwood striker, 22, hit 11
goals in all competitions — nine in
the latter half of 2016 — as his
side reached last season’s play-offs.
He had only scored five goals in
the whole of 2017 until he struck
twice in two wins over Christmas.
Town, now up to 11th, host the
team that knocked them out of
those play-offs in Bradford today.
Hunter said: “2017 hasn’t been
the best year for me. I didn’t score
as many goals as I would have
liked or made as many starts.
“My aim for 2018 is just to score
as many goals as possible.”
PLAY-
BLACKBURN
Dean Henderson could
well be the best keeper
in the division — as shown with ten clean
sheets so far this season.
STRENGTHS
Charlie
Mulgrew’s
leadership
from
the
back as a ball–playing central defender
is key for Rovers.
Shrews
WEAKNESSES The
be sharper
have to
in the
opposition box. With only 32 goals, they
are the lowest scorers in the top five.
WEAKNESSES Lacking
midfielder
A left-back and
wide man to
build on a brilliant first half of season.
WHAT THEY NEED
Tony Mowbray
wants pace in
midfield and on the flanks.
the five clubs in the chasing pack — and
none of them are backing off.
While Wigan travel to struggling Northampton, the Shrews host Oldham.
Tony Mowbray’s Rovers are at seventhplaced Rotherham today, Scunthorpe host
rock-bottom Bury, Bradford visit Fleetwood and Pompey travel to Bristol Rovers.
This month is a window of opportunity
when buys and loan deals could so easily
help the Latics’ pursuers.
And from Ewood Park comes perhaps
the unlikeliest statement of intent from
boss Mowbray. He reveals owners Venky’s
will back him with new signings with no
thought of selling off stars like Bradley
Dack, Charlie Mulgrew or Danny Graham.
The Rovers manager stresses this is a
crunch month for Blackburn as they also
seek to bounce back to the Championship.
He said: “Can I say I have had assurances? Let’s put it this way, I’ve met the
owners a few times now and they are
decent, open people.
“That’s what I’ve found with them in an
open, honest relationship. They understand
STRENGTHS
a
tough
to make
them more cynical and a striker to make
them more clinical.
WHAT THEY NEED
IN GOOD NICH
LEE NICHOLLS says MK
Dons can cope with anything
at Oxford having survived the
ultimate festive challenge.
The Dons played with nine
men for over an hour against
Peterborough
on
Saturday
after Joe Walsh and Osman
Sow were sent off.
But they still won thanks
to Chuks Aneke’s goal and
UP
SHREWSBURY OFFS
keeper Nicholls (right) said:
“I hope it is a turning point
for us. We always knew the
team spirit was there and I
think that just proved it.”
Today’s hosts Oxford lost 3-2
at Bradford on Saturday to sit
nine points off the top six.
But boss Pep Clotet said:
“We still have plenty of
grounds for optimism in 2018.”
GRANT A WISH
GRANT
McCANN
believes
Peterborough
will
gain
revenge for Saturday’s shock
loss to nine-man MK Dons.
Posh crashed 1-0 despite
Dons playing more than an
hour without dismissed duo
Joe Walsh and Osman Sow.
Ahead of today’s visit by
Doncaster, boss McCann (left)
said: “It will be easy to pick
up these lads. They’re a good
group and know we shouldn’t
be losing against nine.
“It was a horrible end to
the year for us and we’re
utterly disappointed.
“It’s
not
hard
playing
against nine men as long as
you do things properly.”
NORTHAMPTON boss Jimmy
P
Floyd Hasselbaink is plotting to
freshen up his deflated squad after
today’s home game against leaders
Wigan.
The struggling Cobblers lost 3-1
at Portsmouth on Saturday but
have been beaten only once in
seven home games.
Hasselbaink said: “Confidence is
fragile but it is better for us to play
at home. Let’s hope we are catching Wigan at a good time.
“We have to lift the players and
the crowd can help that.
“The transfer window? We have
plans but let’s concentrate first on
Wigan.”
DARRELL
CLARKE
wants
Bristol Rovers to cap a useful
P
week with a home win over Pompey.
The Rovers boss, whose side
picked up points at Walsall and
Oldham, said: “Those two away
draws will be two points gained if
we win against Portsmouth.
“The grit and determination
were there, though I thought we
could have been more creative.”
The Gas can cement a comfortable mid-table position but it will
not be easy against a Pompey outfit undergoing a renaissance under
manager Kenny Jackett.
Rovers will be wary of visiting
striker Ollie Hawkins, who netted
twice in the win over Northampton.
Monday, January 1, 2018 ...............
1GG
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ROCHDALE’S last four New
Year’s Day fixtures have
seen 27 goals — 6.75 per
match on average.
4
SOUTHEND have won four of
their five league visits to AFC
Wimbledon in the league (D1),
shipping just one goal.
1
SHREWSBURY have lost just
one of their last six league
games played on New Year’s
Day (W4 D1).
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PHIL
BROWN
says
he
will
do
everything to keep star midfielder
Ryan Leonard at Southend.
Shrimpers boss Brown (left) expects
another offer from Sheffield United
after their £700,000 bid was KO’d.
Brown, whose men visit Wimbledon
today, said: “If the finances are right there is
every possibility he could go. But I’ll be doing all I
can to keep him because he is a massive asset for us.”
Leonard, 25, netted in Southend’s 2-1 home defeat
against Shrewsbury on Saturday.
Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley hopes to round off a
successful festive campaign after twice coming from
behind in the 2-2 draw at Gillingham.
He said: “If we can get a win against Southend, it’ll
be a great Christmas with seven points.”
PACK ARE CHASING WIGAN
SCUNTHORPE
PLAYOFFS
PLAYOFFS
BRADFORD
PORTSMOUTH
McCall’s
plenty of
experience to bolster them, including
making last season’s play–off final.
have two
STRENGTHS Pompey
rocks at the back
lack of pace
WEAKNESSES Aallows
opposition
WEAKNESSES Without
12-goal
their
star
striker Charlie Wyke, the Bantams too
often lack a cutting edge.
Brett Pitman is
an experienced
striker but Posh needs someone
to play off him up top.
WHAT THEY NEED
Could
do
with more
firepower and more physicality.
WHAT THEY NEED
Iron have a
STRENGTHS The
terrific never-saydie attitude and are
organised throughout.
very
sides to tuck in, plus they
goals, scoring 36 in 25 games.
well
lack
Right wingback, plus
a midfielder and a striker.
STRENGTHS Stuart
side have
PLAYOFFS
WHAT THEY NEED
if we are to get out of this division, if we
are to go further than that, then it is
about bringing in more talent and not
selling our best players.
“Over the next few weeks we will only
lose people we are happy to lose and we
will strengthen our squad.”
Shrews boss Paul Hurst maintains he is
on for another miracle having saved his
club from relegation last season.
He has money to spend and said:
“Things will hot up and gather pace and
I’m sure by the end of January we’ll have
in Christian Burgess and Matt Clarke
— and must keep these two fit.
BLACKPOOL
P
winless
in
league matches
are
12
and
have lost five of their
last seven at home.
The Seasiders travel
to Rochdale who have
not won in five.
Boss Gary Bowyer
said: “We need to
eradicate the soft
goals.
“We have to
dust
ourselves
down.”
ROTHERHAM begin
life without Kieffer
Moore with a home
clash against Blackburn.
The loanee, 25, who
has scored 13 goals
during his spell at
Rotherham, has been
recalled by Ipswich.
But Millers boss Paul
Warne is keen to have
him back permanently.
He said: “If they want
to sell, hopefully we will
be in with a chance.”
P
Joel’s joust
WYKE STUFF . . .
Charlie Wyke was
on target for
Bradford City
WEAKNESSES
JOEL GRANT wants to use the
disappointment of conceding a
two-goal lead at Blackpool as
motivation going forward.
Plymouth made it five games
unbeaten with the 2-2 draw at
Bloomfield Road, despite conceding
an injury-time equaliser.
They next host a Walsall side who have not
won in their last four and Argyle striker Grant
(right) said: “It’s something we can learn from
and looking ahead we want to put that right.”
Walsall lost 2-1 to Rotherham last time out
and manager Jon Whitney said: “We haven’t
protected the goal well enough. I don’t mind if
we get beaten by a better team. But we have
beaten ourselves by not doing the basics right.”
A holding midfielder.
one or two in. We haven’t even beaten our
points target yet . . . but I’m certain we
will.”
Scunthorpe’s Graham Alexander, whose
side are fourth on 46 points, is well aware
he needs to strengthen and said: “What we
will be looking for are players who buy
into our philosophy.
“We don’t have the money of some of
our rivals but we have the ambition — and
we have the drive to get to the top.”
Bradford manager Stuart McCall knows
all about play-off heartbreak after losing
out in last year’s final.
He said: “The calendar
year of 2017 was a positive
one — we are going again
and that’s credit to everyone.”
Experienced Pompey chief
Kenny Jackett knows his side need more
goals — they are joint-lowest scorers in the
top six alongside Shrewsbury with 32.
But optimistic No 2 Joe Gallen said:
“We’ve put ourselves in a really good
position after 25 games — now let’s see if
we can capitalise on that.”
PETER
CLARKE
CRAIG JONES
P
is embarrassed
P
wants his Oldham
by bottom club
team-mates to show
Bury’s
position
ahead of today’s
trip to Scunthorpe.
The
Shakers
have lost their
last four games
and utility man
Jones said: “We
have to look up,
be positive and
start again.
“There’s no
other way.”
consistency.
Craig Davies rescued
a point for the Latics
against Bristol Rovers
on Saturday.
And ahead of today’s
clash at second-placed
Shrewsbury,
skipper
Clarke said: “A couple
of defeats on the spin
is not nice, so to get a
point
is
something
we’ve got to build on.”
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1GG
GOALS League Two 5
NOTTS COUNTY boss Kevin
Nolan expects a real test
against in-form Port Vale.
The Valiants beat leaders
Luton 4-0 last time out and
boss Nolan (left) said: “It’s a
derby — we know it’s going to
be tough today.
“They will be on a high and
teams always raise their game
against us.”
NEIL ASPIN is
tipping his side to
P
stun another big boy
when they visit highflying Notts County.
His side beat Luton
4-0 last time out and
he said: “What we
have tried to do since
I joined is concentrate
on our own game.
“That is what we’ll
do
against
County.
We’ve shown what we
can do against teams
up there by beating
Coventry and Luton.”
TLUTONSTA
A
will play host
CHELTENHAM boss Gary
Johnson has criticised
clubs having to play twice
in 48 hours as the Robins
travel to Stevenage today.
Johnson said: “If you’re
unlucky enough to get a
few injuries, which we
have, you’re flogging the
same people.”
The Robins drew 1-1
with Newport on Saturday.
Luton
v Lincoln
By CHRIS HUGHES
Jones wants
Improvement
LUTON boss Nathan
Jones called on his
side to bounce back
against
Lincoln
— next three months without
then we will be in a
after their shock 4-0 losing,
wonderful place.”
spanking at Port Vale.
While
the
Hatters
FULL-TIME
said: “It was a great way to
end 2017, a year that has
been a great one if you’re
a Lincoln fan.
“We can be really proud
of the year we have had
and it has created a really
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8
9
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49
POOLS
CHECK
SKIPPER Jimmy Smith is
back from suspension
for Crawley’s trip to
Yeovil today.
Josh Payne is out after
his red card against
Stevenage on Saturday —
and boss Harry Kewell
will not appeal.
The Aussie said: “The
fact is I have plenty of
players in the squad.”
13-game
unbeaten
run
came to an end, the Imps
ran out 2-1 winners against
Forest Green Rovers.
Matt Rhead scored early
in both halves as Lincoln
went seven games unbeaten.
Christian Doidge grabbed
his 17th goal of the season
for The Green to level in
the 24th minute.
Lincoln and Luton saw
out a stalemate when they
met earlier in the season —
sharing the spoils of a 0-0
draw at Sincil Bank.
But
both
have
since
enjoyed stellar seasons and
are firmly in contention for
automatic promotion come
the end of the season.
Victory on Saturday has
further boosted the Imps’
confidence heading into the
new year and, for Cowley,
the best is yet to come. He
LEAGUE TWO
P W D L F A Pts
58 23 51
Luton...................25 15 6 4
43 26 47
Notts County .....25 13 8 4
20 43
Lincoln City........ 25 12 7 6 33
34 30 42
Exeter.................24 13 3 8
27 18 41
Coventry.............25 12 5 8
44 34 40
Wycombe...........25 11 7 7
30 40
Accrington.........24 12 4 8 38
35 27 40
7
7
11
Colchester..........25
28 40
35
5
10
Mansfield............25 10
36 33 38
Swindon..............24 12 2 10
33 29 36
Newport Co........25 9 9 7
25 31 36
Cambridge Utd..25 10 6 9
36 34 34
Carlisle ................25 9 7 9
9 26 32 34
Grimsby .............. 25 9 7 10
34 31
Cheltenham.......25 8 7 12 32
33 31
Port Vale.............25 9 4 11 29
38 30
Stevenage..........25 8 6 11 32
30 30
Crawley Town....25 8 6 12 23
45 27
Yeovil..................25 7 6 15 35
41 26
27
2
8
..25
..............
Crewe..
36 25
24
12
7
6
...25
mbe.....
Moreca
46 21
26
14
6
5
..25
field.....
Chester
25 37 20
Barnet.................25 5 5 15
45 20
Forest Green......24 5 5 14 24
good foundation for what is
to come.
“Luton lost to Port Vale,
which
is
probably
the
worst possible result for us
because they’ll come back
with a real bang.
“They are the best team
in this league, they’ve got
the
best
players
and
they’ve got a really good,
clear game-plan.
“For us to play them off
the back of four games in
nine days means it’s the
toughest fixture possible.
“But
we
will
dust
ourselves down, rest up
and go again.”
And Norwich loan star
Sean Raggett claims he is
leaving Lincoln in a promising position after playing
his last game for the Imps
against Rovers.
The 23-year-old defender
will return to the Canaries
in the new year after being
loaned to the League Two
outfit in the summer.
Raggett said: “We weren’t
at our best and we’re frustrated because we wanted
a clean sheet.
“They seem to be one of
those teams we always do
well against.
“The fans have been
great to me the whole time
I’ve been here so I wanted
to thank them at the end.”
1h
1h
2
2
1h
2
2
PANEL
1a
3
1h
1h
1a
2
3
1a
1a
VOID
1a
3
3
1h
1a
3
1h
3
1h
1a
1a
1h
1a
3
2
1h
1h
1a
1h
1h
1h
1a
2
3
1a
1h
1a
1a
PANEL
1h
PANEL
But Imps chief Danny
Cowley believes the shellshocked leaders could be
there for the taking today.
A double from Tom
Pope, along with a Ben
Whitfield
strike
and
Johnny Mullins own goal
sent the pacesetters crashing to a surprise FIRST loss
in 12.
It also saw Luton’s gap on
automatic promotion cut to
nine points before their
promotion battle at home to
third-placed Lincoln.
Jones (left) said: “Lincoln
is a great chance to bounce
back and it’s a massive
game against really good
opposition.
“They are one of the
league’s form teams right
now and we have got to
make sure we are ready.
“It’s been a tough month
for us but if we go the
DAVID ARTELL has
called for Crewe to
find some consistency.
The Alex, who host
Grimsby today, last
won two games on the
trot in August.
Boss Artell said: “Do
we need to get backto-back
victories?
Yeah. We’ve only done
it once all season.”
MARK COOPER has told
his players to shape up
or he will ship them out.
Forest Green Rovers are
bottom having lost their
last four league games.
And with the transfer
window now open boss
Cooper, whose side play
Wycombe today, said:
“There will be a lot of
players going out.”
RUSSELL SLADE will
be thinking transfer
window as his Grimsby
side travel to Crewe.
The Mariners boss
was not impressed by
the 3-0 loss to Accrington. And he said:
“The better team won.
I have confidence in
the players but I need
to add to the squad.”
HATT ’N COLD
COVENTRY have an
injury crisis ahead of
Chesterfield’s visit.
Saturday’s 1-0 win
at Carlisle saw Jordan
Willis, Stuart Beavon
and Duckens Nazon
limp off, while Peter
Vincenti is also out.
Boss Mark Robins
said: “We are counting
the cost of injuries.”
0
poor away form.
The Grecians head
to Newport today on
the
back
of
four
straight road defeats.
Boss Tisdale said:
“We must keep working hard to improve
our away form.
“The bigger picture
is we’re in the top six,
have a game in hand
and had a good first
half of the season.”
RHEAD IT AND WEEP . . .
Imps striker Matt Rhead gets
the winner against Rovers
COLCHESTER boss John
McGreal has to decide
whether to stick or twist
ahead of today’s home
match with Cambridge.
His team are only three
points off the automatic
promotion places and he
said: “I may have to
freshen it up because it’s
hard asking them to go
again after Saturday.”
MORECAMBE
have
never
won a Football
League
match
on New Year’s Day
(D1 L3).
MARK McGHEE has urged fans
to roar Barnet out of the drop
zone against Swindon.
The Bees slipped into the
bottom two after losing 2-1 to
Exeter on Saturday.
Gaffer McGhee (left) said:
“Hopefully, the fans will arrive
in a positive frame of mind
because they can make a big
difference.”
PAUL
TISDALE
P
is aiming to solve
the riddle of Exeter’s
to Lincoln at their
Kenilworth Road home
for the first time since
December 2008.
The Hatters ran out
2-0 winners on that day,
with Chris Martin —
now at Derby —
scoring two.
KEITH
CURLE
is
ready to mix things
up for Carlisle’s trip
to Mansfield today.
Carlisle lost their
first game in four at
home to Coventry on
Saturday.
Curle said: “There
was a spark missing.
Sometimes you need
to freshen things up.”
ON-LOAN keeper Jake
Eastwood, 21, wants to
stay at Chesterfield to
bolster their fight to
stay in the EFL.
Eastwood
is
an
emergency signing from
Sheffield United and he
said before today’s trip
to Coventry: “This is an
unbelievable
opportunity for me.”
Fans can get
Bees buzzing
five of their
matches on
— with the
a draw.
T
SHAUN DERRY believes
Cambridge are still in the
promotion picture.
Seven points from nine
has lifted spirits ahead ot
today’s trip to Colchester.
Boss Derry said: “Look
at Saturday’s results —
Luton and Notts County
lost. You can see what a
crazy league this is, so
anything is achievable.”
Kev: It’s Nott
easy for us
S
SEAN
McCONVILLE
is hoping for a big
crowd for Accrington’s
derby encounter with
Morecambe.
The midfielder, who
scored in the 3-0 win
at Grimsby on Saturday, said: “Hopefully
the fans will turn out.
It’s a big home match
and we need to win.”
in association with
BARNET have lost
last six league
New Year’s Day
other finishing as
ALFIE
POTTER’S
New
Year wish is to be playing
more for Mansfield.
The midfielder hopes to
start his second league
match since mid-October
against Carlisle today
after scoring in the fightback win at Wycombe.
He said: “I’ve waited
for my chance but I’ve
got to do it every week.”
MIKE FLYNN wants
to spend and bolster a
threadbare
Newport
squad.
Injuries, illness and
bans have robbed the
Exiles of key players.
County host fourthplaced Exeter today.
Boss
Flynn
said:
“I’m hoping to get
some funds.”
DARREN SARLL says Boro
are playing for places in
the FA Cup third-round
tie against Reading.
Stevenage host Cheltenham today and boss Sarll
is targeting new men in
the transfer window.
Sarll said: “We need
new fire in the dressing
room, a character who
will give us a bump up.”
SWINDON boss David
Flitcroft hopes to blunt
Barnet’s attack today.
The Robins lost the
reverse fixture 4-1 in
September.
Flitcroft said: “Barnet always have an
energy going forwards.
“Keeping focus and
discipline is the key
to success.”
GARETH AINSWORTH is
refusing to join the
January spending frenzy.
The Wycombe boss will
rotate his side for today’s
trip to Forest Green.
He said: “We can’t risk
our best players as we
can’t buy any one to
replace
them.
Some
teams buy big but I’m
pleased with what we do.”
YEOVIL
have
won
all
of
their last four
home matches
against
today’s
visitors Crawley.
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