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THE
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
FOR A GREATER BRITAIN
Kel: My life
is so swell
PAGES
12 & 13
EXCLUSIVE
CPS OFF! . . AND
GOOD RIDDANCE
LESS THAN THE
DAILY MIRROR
50p
Leaving . . . Saunders
BUNGLING chief prosecutor Alison Saunders
was blasted yesterday
after announcing she
was stepping down.
One victim said of
By CHRIS POLLARD
the
disastrous
CPS
boss: “Good riddance
to bad rubbish.”
Full Story — Page Nine
thesun.co.uk
CRIME
LORDS
OF THE
RINGS
Mr Bigs fuel
mobile gangs
EXCLUSIVE
By NICK PARKER
MOPED thugs are snatching tens of
thousands of phones on UK streets
to supply a booming black market
run by crime lords in Nigeria.
The mobiles, seized by acid-armed
yobs, are shipped 4,500 miles to be
sold for up to £560 to Nigeria’s
tech-starved middle classes.
Full Story — Pages Four and Five
LOUIS: YOU CAN’T SACK ME, SIMON!
SEE PAGE
SEVEN
2 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
2GM
JEZ IN NEW JEWISH ROW
CORB ‘SMASH
ISRAEL’ PARTY
Safe seat . . David
Prescott
‘MP plot’
Picture: GUIDO FAWKES
THE controversial son
of ex-Deputy PM John
Prescott could be an
MP within weeks.
David Prescott, a Jeremy Corbyn advisor, is
being lined up for Dan
Jarvis’
safe
Barnsley
Central seat.
Mr Prescott was in
web groups containing
anti-Semitic comments,
although he insists he
was unaware of them.
He was also briefly
suspended last November amid sexual harassment allegations.
Mr Jarvis is defying
calls to quit after being
chosen to stand as
Sheffield mayor.
Labour
refused
to
comment last night.
Smart?
Not very
Meeting . . . Corbyn
at the Jewdas event
By CHLOE MAYER
and MATT DATHAN
JEREMY Corbyn last
night stoked Labour’s
anti-Semitism row by
marking Passover with
a group that called for
Israel’s destruction.
LABOUR
last
night
suspended a council
candidate who shared
Holocaust-denial posts.
Roy
Smart
was
dropped in Tunbridge
Wells, Kent.
Labour leader Jeremy
Corbyn said: “As soon
as they were discovered
he was suspended and
that is a sign of how
seriously we take it.”
The Labour chief attended a meeting of radical
organisation Jewdas.
The
far-left
fringe
group
He meets fringe cranks
has
attacked
mainstream
Jewish groups and dismissed
the scandal hitting Labour as
“cynical manipulation”.
But Mr Corbyn appeared to
endorse Jewdas by joining
members in North London for
a Seder feast to mark the
start of the Jewish holiday.
A leaked recording reveals
guests booed the names of
Pregnant
Miss hell
PUPILS as young as four
have tried to strangle a
teacher and gouge her
eyes, a union meeting
heard yesterday.
The pregnant special
needs co-ordinator at a
mainstream
school
in
Shropshire was repeatedly called into class to
restrain pupils, she said.
Kelly Watkins, 38, told
the NASUWT meeting in
Birmingham that she was
also “spat at, bitten and
pinched”.
Delegates called on the
teachers’ union to consider industrial action to
protect staff.
DONALD Trump gives a
political speech next to
an Easter Bunny at the
White House yesterday.
The US president was
joined by First Lady
Melania and son Barron
Trump, 12, for the
annual Egg Roll event.
He focused on the
economy and military.
Then he thanked Melania for organising the
event and the White
House historical association for keeping it in
“tippy toppy shape”.
Too many
carrots turn
you orange
SUJIKO
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ABERDEEN
GLASGOW
BELFAST
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DUBLIN
some British Jews during the
event, according to political
blogger Guido Fawkes.
Jewdas had previously
branded Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard a “non-Jew”.
Last night Mr Pollard
said it was likely Mr
Corbyn knew what he
was doing and “wasn’t
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TODAY: After a cloudy start, much
of England and Wales will brighten
up with sunny spells. But there will
be scattered showers too. For
Scotland and Northern Ireland it
will stay cloudier and chillier.
TONIGHT: Central and northern
Scotland will be cloudy overnight
with outbreaks of rain. The rest of
the UK will be cloudy with showers.
OUTLOOK: Tomorrow much of the
UK will have a mixture of bright
intervals and heavy showers, with
more prolonged rain for some
western and northern areas. After a
chilly start, Thursday will be
generally dry and bright with
periods of sunshine.
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serious” about tackling antiSemitism in the party.
Labour MP John Woodcock
called his leader’s actions
“irresponsible and dangerous”.
A source close to Mr Corbyn said he attended in a
personal capacity. It came
after his grassroots support group Momentum
admitted anti-Semitism
in
the
party
was
“more
widespread
than many of us
understood”.
chloe.mayer@
the-sun.co.uk
PASSPORT
FIRM SUES
THE British company dropped
from making new blue postBrexit passports in favour of a
French-Dutch outfit is planning
to
challenge
the
decision,
bosses said last night.
De La Rue may launch a
High Court judicial review after
the Government provisionally
awarded
Gemalto
the
near-£400million contract.
Ministers claimed Gemalto
was best value in terms of
“quality, security, and price”.
But Hampshire-based De La
Rue said the decision was
made purely because Gemalto
was the cheapest. It said the
decision could cause job losses.
PUZZLES: PAGE 39
EXCLUSIVE
by MATT DATHAN
BRITAIN will have at
least two new free trade
deals ready to go the day
the Brexit transition period ends, internal Government forecasts say.
Agreements with the
likes of Australia and
New
Zealand
are
expected to be prioritised
for January 1, 2021.
There
will
also
be
dozens that Britain has
as a member of the EU
which PM Theresa May
wants to roll over.
But it emerged yesterday that Australia is preparing to demand Britain
accepts hormone-treated
beef as part of any deal.
Environment Secretary
Michael Gove is refusing
to lower animal welfare
standards and has already
won a continuing ban on
US chlorinated chicken.
Ivory ban
a toughie
A BRITISH ban on ivory
sales will be one of the
toughest in the world and
protect elephants for generations, the Environment
Secretary has pledged.
Legislation will cover
ivory items of all ages.
Michael Gove said: “It
should never be seen as
a commodity for financial
gain or a status symbol.”
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Today’s
birthdays
30 ROCK star ALEC
BALDWIN, 60, left,
Beverly Hills Cop EDDIE
MURPHY, 57, right, 2006
winner of The X Factor
LEONA LEWIS, 33,
Manchester City striker
GABRIEL JESUS, 21,
Marvel Universe regular
COBIE SMULDERS, 36,
and Gorillaz co-creator
JAMIE HEWLETT, 50.
1GM
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
Rhi-sons to be cheerful!
RHIAN Sudgen lays bare her
support for The Sun’s Bust
In Britain competition.
The glamour model, 31,
who is dating ex-Corrie
actor Oliver Mellor, 37,
stripped down to just her
blue undies as she offered
her backing.
The Sun is on a quest to
find the new queen of cleav-
By JACK LING
ages, with Kelly Brook part
of the judging team.
The winner of the competition will get £5,000 and
take part in a professional
photoshoot in Ibiza.
The terms and conditions
and entry details are at thesun.co.uk/bustinbritain
EXCLUSIVE
Rolf has a
didgeri-do
for his pals
If only we
could tie his
didgeridoo
down
Performance . . . disgraced Harris with his didgeridoo
SHAMED STAR’S BASH
FREED paedo Rolf Harris
played a didgeridoo and
performed his old songs
at a party last week.
KELLY
IN HER
PRIME
PAGES 12 & 13
Picture: JAMES RUDLAND
The disgraced entertainer
invited 70 pals and family
members to the bash days
before his 88th birthday.
Harris wanted to thank his
guests, including former kids’
telly favourite Timmy Mallet,
for standing by him during
his time in prison for
child sex abuse.
He was supported by a
backing
band
as
he
performed hits such as
Two Little Boys at his
home in Berkshire.
A source said: “It was
a very jovial night with
lots of singing, dancing and
joking. Rolf seemed in his
Guest . . . Timmy Mallett
By ANDY HALLS
element performing his old hits
with the help of a band and with
his trusty didgeridoo.
“There were huge cheers after
his songs and everyone seemed to
have a great time.
“More than 70 people were
invited and Timmy was the best
known of all of them.”
Harris’s wife Alwen, 86, was
also at the party and stood
with a zimmer frame close
to her husband.
The couple’s daughter
Bindi, 53, was also there.
Artist and TV personality Harris was freed
from prison last year.
He had served three
years of a near six-year
sentence for historic sex
crimes against girls aged
between seven and 19.
andy.halls
@the-sun.co.uk
Nicked . . . her trike
Sophie:
Robber
tuk our
little trike
EXCLUSIVE
by ANDY CRICK
SOPHIE Ellis-Bextor
has been left heartbroken after crooks
stole her tuk-tuk.
Thieves pinched the
motorised
rickshaw
outside her home.
The 38-year-old pop
star reported it to
cops but it has not
been found.
Sophie, married to
The Feeling bass guitarist Richard Jones,
tweeted:
“Someone
stole our Tuk Tuk!
“Taken from outside
our home in west
London. We miss it.
There can’t be many
about, so if you see a
quirky little trike it
could be ours.”
She posted a snap
of her and Richard in
the three-wheeler outside her pad in Chiswick, West London.
The Murder On The
Dancefloor singer is
understood to have
bought it for £6,000.
She rode around in
a tuk-tuk in the video
for her and Spiller’s
1995 hit Groovejet.
Got news
. . not you
HAVE I Got News
For You is snubbed
by women hosts, say
its stars.
Paul Merton and
Ian Hislop said only
one woman MP, Ann
Widdecombe,
has
presented the BBC1
panel show compared
to ten male politicians in 28 years.
Paul
said:
“The
producers always ask
more
women
than
men. They say no.”
Ian said: “Everyone
you
think
should
have been asked has.”
3
4 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
NEW STAB
VICTIM IS
LAD OF 16
A BOY was fighting for his life last night
after another stabbing in London.
The 16-year-old became the latest victim
of the knife crime epidemic when he was
ambushed by youths in balaclavas inside a
fried chicken takeaway.
The attack follows 12 murders, mostly stabbings,
in London in just 19 days — and comes as its murder rate overtook New York’s for the first time. A
witness said: “One of the
By CHLOE MAYER
staff was applying pressure to the wound. He
had lost so much blood. There were 22 in March,
“It looked like they compared to the Big
had tried to stab him in Apple’s 21. The cities
his heart. I saw seven have a similar population
size. Yesterday the family
kids running away.”
The boy was in criti- of the latest murder viccal but stable condition tim, Devoy Stapleton, 20,
last night. Four people paid tribute to him.
He was stabbed in
have been arrested
Wandsworth, South
over the incident
London, on Sunday.
at
Perfect
Fried
His aunt Tammy
Chicken in Bow,
wrote on FaceEast London.
book: “Devoy had
There were 15
the biggest heart,
murders in London
not a malice bone
in
February,
one
in
his body. RIP
more than New York.
my gorgeous boy.”
A
man, 21, has
Tributes . . Devoy
been arrested.
50 Brits ill
on US trip
MORE than 50 British
tourists were taken to
hospital after becoming ill
on a trip to the US.
The
group,
mainly
teens, were at a hotel in
Washington DC when one
suffered “gastrointestinal
distress”. Others then followed suit on Sunday.
Some had started feeling ill before travelling
from New York, officials
said. Most had left hospital by yesterday while an
investigation is under way.
Antarctic
‘melting’
AN expanse of ice as big
as Greater London vanished
from
Antarctica
between 2010 and 2016,
satellite images show.
Experts say 570 square
miles melted beneath the
ice sheet under the influence of warm currents.
Researcher Dr Hannes
Konrad, of the University
of Leeds, said: “Retreat is
happening across the ice
sheet . . . not just at the
few spots that have been
mapped before now.”
1GM
Call of
looty
NIGERIAN GANGS’
MOBILE MILLIONS
By NICK PARKER and MIKE SULLIVAN
A HUGE Nigerian black market for stolen phones is
fuelling a British street crime epidemic that saw
half a million mobiles snatched in 12 months.
Gangs of moped yobs, armed with acid, knives and clubs,
are robbing pedestrians of phones on an industrial scale to
supply crime lords in the West African state.
Sun investigators discovered “UK used” iPhones being sold for
£560 in stores and markets in Nigeria’s capital Lagos. Business is
booming for the Nigerian racketeers because of soaring demand
from the oil-rich middle classes
in a country where hi-tech
gadgets are relatively scarce.
And because Nigeria has not
signed up to a global deal blacklisting stolen phones, British
moped gangs are able to keep
the crime bosses supplied by
exporting tens of thousands of
snatched mobiles.
MPs yesterday urged police to
cut off that supply by cracking
down on the moped gangs.
Tory MP Bob Neill, chairman
of the Commons Justice Committee, said: “This is a very serious
matter. We’ve seen an increase
in moped crimes across the UK.
“The police need to take these
Brazen . . . attempted robbery
crimes more seriously and make
investigating
them
a
higher and robberies, almost two-thirds
priority. And sentences need to of them iPhones.
reflect
that
this
is
serious
In the 12 months to June 2017,
organised crime which should the Met recorded 16,158 phone
attract tougher penalties.”
crimes related to mopeds, more
Fellow Tory Andrew Percy than three times those reported
said: “It is truly shocking to in the year to June 2016.
think that violent attacks here in
The moped thugs are willing
the UK are being used to make to resort to appalling violence.
black marketeers in other parts
Three weeks ago raider Derof the world wealthy.”
ryck John was jailed for 10½
In 2016 there were 446,000 UK years for hurling acid in the face
phone thefts. In London alone of six people in London. He is
there were 60,000 mobile thefts one of an increasingly violent
in
n London. Right, Derryck John
breed of young criminals hunting
in packs armed with corrosive
chemicals and knives.
They travel two to a moped so
the passenger can grab valuables
as they pass a victim.
The phones they grab are first
plundered of data which is used
to try to hack bank accounts.
They are then sold on in bulk
to middle men who ship them to
eastern Europe to be stripped of
private information and reconditioned. The phones are then
6 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Putin got
US invite
DONALD Trump invited
Vladimir Putin to the
White House in a call
after the Skripal poisoning, it emerged yesterday.
Britain had expected
him to tackle the Russian
president on the attack
but he did not mention it.
He also ignored his
team’s advice not to congratulate Putin on his
election win.
The White House yesterday said the pair “discussed a bilateral meeting
in
the
not-too-distant
future” to address the
arms race.
1GM
VLAD BREXCUSE
Russia says MI5 hit Skripals to distract from Brexit
By MATT DATHAN
RUSSIA has claimed MI5
poisoned the Skripals to
have
arranged
the
help PM Theresa May may
Novichok nerve gas attack
deflect from Brexit.
under their “licence to kill”
Foreign
Minister
Sergei
Lavrov said security agents
‘Conspiracy’ . . . Lavrov
to create a diplomatic crisis.
He added: “This can be also
beneficial to the British Government which found itself in
an inconvenient situation after
failing to fulfil its promises to
voters on Brexit’s conditions.”
Experts said the comments
were a Kremlin bid to splinter
EU support for Britain over the
March 4 poisoning in Salisbury.
The 27 other member states
have expelled nearly three dozen
Russian diplomats. The Foreign
Office declined to comment on
Mr Lavrov’s claims but sources
dismissed them as “the same old
nonsense and disinformation”.
Former Russian spy Sergei
Skripal, 66, remains in a critical
condition in hospital.
Daughter Yulia, 33, was said
last week to be improving.
matt.dathan@the-sun.co.uk
Rover to you, son
. . . James with dad
on Sunday and in
car yesterday
Hopes . . Nazanin
Boris ‘fail’
on jailed
Brit mum
By MATT DATHAN
BORIS Johnson has been
blasted over Brit mum
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
on the second anniversary of her imprisonment.
Her husband Richard
Ratcliffe accused him of
raising hopes of a release
in Iran last year.
He said: “We didn’t
expect to be needing to
mark this anniversary not after the hopes of
Christmas and the Foreign Secretary’s word.”
Mr Johnson “has not
done enough”, he added,
and called on Theresa
May to intervene.
His wife, 39, was jailed
for five years after being
arrested on trumped-up
spy charges as she waited
to fly home from seeing
family in Tehran.
The Foreign Office said
last night: “We continue
to approach her case . . .
in a way we judge is
most likely to secure the
outcome we all want.”
Fatal pills
cell probe
THE police watchdog has
launched a probe into
the death of a man who
swallowed a batch of
“drugs” after his arrest.
The
26-year-old
had
been picked up by cops
on Friday morning after
a knife was found in the
car he was driving.
He
was
taken
to
Walworth Police Station,
South
London,
where
officers suspected he had
swallowed an “unknown
substance” and called an
ambulance.
The man died in hospital on Saturday.
Scotland Yard said the
case had been referred to
the Independent Office
for Police Conduct.
FATAL MAMBA ALERT
Health chiefs issued an
alert on banned ex-legal
high Black Mamba over
fears it is linked to seven
deaths in Birmingham.
EDWARD’S
SON, 10, AT
THE WHEEL
PRINCE Edward’s ten-year-old son has been
spotted driving the family’s Land Rover.
James, Viscount Severn, was snapped
motoring around the private grounds of
Windsor Castle yesterday.
He was believed to be propped up on a
booster seat as he drove “reasonably fast”
through the estate — with a companion in
the back seat of the 4x4 Discovery.
Despite his age, he was not breaking any
laws because he was on private land.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
LOUIS SHOCK AT X FACTOR EXIT
SIMON
WON’T
AXE US
EASILY
Fired . . . Nicole
lost judge’s job
Loss . . . Jill and Danny
Fire kills
couple
trapped
in home
By PAUL SIMS
A YOUNG couple have
died after their home was
engulfed in flames in the
early hours.
The bodies of Danny
Earl, 25, and Jill Harrison, 22, were found in the
mid-terrace in the village
of Knock, Cumbria.
The blaze spread at
about 2am on Sunday but
neighbours escaped.
A villager, who did not
want to be named, said
of the victims: “They
were lovely. It’s just terrible, especially on Easter
Sunday. Everybody is just
really shocked and sad.”
Cumbria Police said:
“The emergency services
dealing with the fire in
Knock
have
recovered
two
bodies.
Specialist
officers are with the families, both of whom have
been informed.”
The cause of the fire is
being investigated.
Too fat for
MRI scan
HUNDREDS of patients
have had MRI scans cancelled because they are
too fat to fit in the tube.
Health chiefs are warning
the
UK’s
obesity
problem is putting lives
at risk because some
overweight patients can’t
get the scans to spot lifethreatening illnesses.
Some
hospitals
have
been forced to buy extralarge scanners or send
patients out of the area.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has
cancelled more than 200
scans
since
2014.
A
spokesman
said:
“We
recently
implemented
mobile MRI lorries which
have a wider bore.”
What a choker . . . Louis phoned Cowell over sack threat
Angry call to Cowell
1812 hits
high note
FURIOUS Louis Walsh made an angry phone call to
Simon Cowell after reading in The Sun about plans
to sack him as an X Factor judge.
We revealed yesterday how show bosses want to replace
Louis and Sharon Osbourne, both 65, after already giving
Nicole Scherzinger, 39, the chop in a massive shake-up.
TCHAIKOVSKY’s
1812
Overture has been voted
the most popular piece of
classical music.
It took the top spot for
the first time in the
Classic
FM
chart’s
22-year history.
John Williams’ score to
Schindler’s List was the
highest
placed
film
soundtrack in the radio
station’s Hall of Fame.
It beat Howard Shore’s
music
for
The
Lord
of the Rings. Williams’
Star Wars also topped
Shore’s score.
Classic FM presenter
John Suchet said of the
1812 Overture: “It’s the
perfect party piece.”
DISCO RECORD
The Bamboo, Britain’s
longest running nightclub,
has been in the Beeley
family for 58 years in
Stockport, Cheshire.
Exclusive . . . our story
OUT
But after reading our story, the Irishman, who is paid £1million
per series, interrupted show boss Cowell’s holiday in Mexico to
insist he is not going anywhere.
He told The Sun: “My contract EXCLUSIVE by DAN WOOTTON
is watertight. I’ve checked it with
Executive Editor
someone and told Simon that.
I’ve spoken to Sharon. She said they said my hearing was perfect
they can only sack us if they pay so I couldn’t do it.”
He also slammed the decision
us. We have three-year contracts.”
Louis and Sharon, who is to drop Nicole from the show.
Louis said: “Nicole was brilrumoured to get £1.7million a
series, are consult- liant. Honestly, I love her. She
always
brought something new.
ing lawyers.
“She’d be last out of the
Louis
also studio at night. She never gives
blasted
talk up and always looks amazing.”
that he was
We told yesterday how bosses
being
axed are talking to Louis Tomlinson
because
he and Craig David about joining
did a hear- the judging panel. They have also
ing aid ad approached Kylie Minogue, Alefor
Spec- sha Dixon and Cheryl Tweedy.
Savers. He
Louis and Sharon joined the
said: “I show when it started in 2004.
did a He was fired in 2015 but
test
reinstated a year later.
and
dan.wootton@the-sun.co.uk
OUT
OUT
7
2GM
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
£1
8M REWARD FOR FAILURE
£1.8M
LURE
Burn up . . . Tiangong-1
Chinese
space lab
crashes
off Tahiti
By BEN LEO
AN out-of-control space
station smashed back to
Earth at 17,000mph yesterday, narrowly missing
a popular tourist island.
China’s
double-decker
bus-sized
Tiangong-1,
which boffins lost contact
with in 2016, crashed into
the Pacific just off Tahiti.
The
nine
ton
craft
blazed as it broke up
during its re-entry in the
early hours. Around ten
per cent remained intact
when it hit the water.
Experts had said the
chances of it landing on
anyone were minute.
Meanwhile, a UK-designed satellite built to
collect space junk with a
net and a harpoon was
set for launch last night.
A
rocket
carrying
RemoveDEBRIS was due
to take off from Cape
Canaveral for the International Space Station.
STENCH &
SAUNDERS
As CPS chief quits,
casualties of gaffes
slam ‘toxic’ tenure
Sun
DARRYL Timms, 40,
was banned from a
bar in Leamington
Spa, Warwicks, on
Saturday because he
had too many tattoos
—
by
a
bouncer
“covered in them”.
SPOT
Flatpack
trap hell
ANGRY shoppers faced
Bank Holiday hell after
getting stuck in an Ikea
car park for two hours.
One pregnant customer
was fast-tracked out fearing she was going into
labour.
Staff
handed
water and biscuits to
other queuing customers.
Matt
Lintott,
from
Guildford
was
trapped
with his three kids. He
tweeted: “If you never see
me again, I died in the
#Ikea #Reading #carpark.”
And Helen Dean joked:
“Might as well start making my Ikea furniture in
the car park.”
Bosses apologised and
blamed the closure of
part of the car park in
Reading. A broken down
car added to tailbacks.
DOGGY SMILE
Pets really do make us
happier, with dogs cheering us up most and cats
in second place, Natures
Menu animal food found.
CELEBRITIES and VIPs were hounded over
baseless allegations of historic sex abuse.
Comics Jimmy Tarbuck, Jim Davidson and
Freddie Starr, left, all walked free without
charge after being dragged through the mud.
DJ Paul Gambaccini and ex-Tory MP Harvey
Proctor were also wrongly tainted.
SAUNDERS faced calls to resign in
2015 after she decided not to charge
Lord Janner, left, over 22 sex abuse
allegations dating back to 1960. Her
decision was reversed by an
independent QC — making her the
first DPP to have a major judgment
overturned.
Savaged . . .
Saunders and,
below, Harvey
Proctor
THE £30million operation saw
21 Sun journalists including
Anthony France, left, accused
of paying public officials and
dragged through the courts. It
resulted in zero convictions
and Saunders was accused of
running a politically motivated
witch-hunt.
Eurovision
bi
arre
Alison Saunders, 57, who
oversaw a string of legal
disasters that cost taxpayers
millions, leaves her £250,000a-year role in October.
She takes with her a £1.8million
pension pot after five years as
director of public prosecutions.
Her
contract
is
not
being
renewed following a wave of criticism after the collapse of a series
of rape trials due to the non-disclosure of evidence by the CPS.
With every live rape case in the
country now being reviewed, the
Government was said to be
unwilling to extend her deal.
Unrepentant Saunders yesterday
insisted it was her decision to
quit to take up a lucrative job
with private law firm Linklaters.
But former Tory MP Harvey
Proctor, who was wrongly accused
of raping and murdering young
boys as part of a Westminster
paedophile ring, said: “I am
delighted to see the back of her.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
“She has dragged the CPS, and
her office, into total disrepute and
done untold damage to this
country’s once-reputable criminal
justice system.
“She’s been a toxic presence in
the CPS for far too long.”
Connor Fitzgerald, 20, had rape
charges against him thrown out
when it emerged his supposed
victim had texted pals saying:
“I’m not just going to mess his
life up, I’m going to ruin it.”
Yesterday he said: “My life was
ruined by the CPS under her
watch. She should have been
sacked a long time ago.
“She was only interested in
hearing one side of a story — the
side that would help her boost
conviction rates.”
Politicians are understood to
have been plotting to replace
Saunders before her October leaving date to start “repairing the
damage” done to the CPS.
Saunders admitted the rape trial
scandal was “extremely regrettable”
and there are “significant issues”.
But she defended the service
and her tenure, saying: “I have
6,000 staff who work really hard
every day and our performance
has been as good as ever, if not
improving, despite the cuts we
have taken over that period.”
chris.pollard@the-sun.co.uk
Leaving was
my decision
A MAJOR review of all live rape
cases in England and Wales was
launched in January after several
trials collapsed. It emerged the
CPS had withheld evidence that
proved defendants like Connor
Fitzgerald, left, were innocent. A
Government inquiry is ongoing.
£400,000 and £449,000, while Matt
was on £450,000 to £499,000.
She told Hello! magazine: “The
BBC seem to be doing what they
can. It’s been addressed with us.”
Alex took three months’ maternity leave when she had son
Teddy, one, with Charlie Thomson.
By CHRIS POLLARD
THE hated boss of the
Crown Prosecution Service was branded “toxic”
yesterday after announcing
she was stepping down.
The Sun Says — Page Ten
BBC ALEX PAY FIX Never
mind
THE
ONE Show star Alex Jones says
the £50,000 pay gap between
her and co-host Matt Baker has
been “addressed”.
Alex, 41, found out Matt, 40, got
more than her when the BBC
revealed its top earners last year.
Her Beeb salary was between
9
PAGES 18 & 19
ALISON Saunders yesterday insisted
it was her decision to quit as
director of public prosecutions
despite claims she was squeezed
out by Government ministers.
A Whitehall source said a “clean
break was needed” after her disastrous five-year tenure.
But Saunders told Radio 4: “I
told them I would not be asking
for an extension so it’s not
been an issue for discussion.
“It was my decision to leave.
DPPs usually serve a term of
five years and I’ve already
decided what I will be doing
when I leave in October.”
She was the first DPP chosen
from the CPS rather than the
independent bar.
LAGS’ XMAS LEAVE
MORE than 1,000 prisoners were
temporarily freed on Christmas
Day 2016, including 78 serving life
terms, it has just been revealed.
Many were allowed to stay the
night with their families, with
some enjoying a five-day break.
The Ministry of Justice said
1,052 were allowed out, including
11 sex offenders. Tory MP Philip
Davies called it “disgraceful”.
The
Prison
Service
said:
“Offenders will only ever be
released on temporary licence if
they meet strict conditions including a complete ban on alcohol.”
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Sun
THE
SAYS
Guilty as charged
THINGS can always get worse.
That’s the lesson from Alison
Saunders’ disastrous tenure as head of
the Crown Prosecution Service.
Succeeding
the
hopeless
Keir
Starmer, she was expected to deliver
desperately needed improvement.
Instead, she managed to plumb new
depths of incompetence on what
seemed an almost weekly basis.
But out of the many fiascos she’s
overseen, it’s her inability to properly
prosecute sexual abuse and rape cases
that we’ll remember most.
She presided over the Operation Yewtree prosecutions which started as a
worthy cause but became the equivalent
of throwing darts at a board to decide
which old-school celebs to shame in the
court of public opinion.
Then she was forced into a humiliating climbdown after refusing to prosecute Labour peer Greville Janner,
despite there being a case to answer.
A jury then took all of half an hour to
throw out a female genital mutilation
case that Saunders had personally
championed against a life-saving doctor
— making it more difficult to prosecute
those who are genuinely guilty.
And most damning of all, the CPS has
botched so many rape cases that each
and every one currently going through
the courts is being urgently reviewed.
Innocent men have had their lives
ruined by her politically motivated
prosecutions.
The strong suspicion is that some have
been wrongly found guilty because of
the most basic failings. She remains in
total denial about this.
With extraordinary arrogance she
claimed yesterday that the CPS had
improved under her watch and that any
problems were due to “the cuts”.
They didn’t stop her blowing £30million on her failed prosecution of Sun
journalists — a slanderous witch-hunt
that didn’t produce a single conviction —
or on sinister “hate crime” guidelines.
She leaves in October to take up a post
at private law firm Linklaters.
For the sake of their clients, she should
be tasked with nothing more straining
than answering the phone.
It’s time for the CPS to turn the page.
The next DPP cannot be another
time-serving bureaucrat. They need
fresh blood from outside to reverse
Saunders’ destructive impact.
Badly damaged trust must be restored.
Sweet..and sour
WHO would have thought that a sugar tax
would result in prices going up?
Oh, just about everybody of course.
Naturally
the
quangocrats
who
dreamed it up won’t be affected. They
don’t appreciate the value of 50p here
and 50p there. They’ll move on to hiking
the price of salt next in order to justify
their existence – and their salaries.
Our obesity problem can only be
solved by education and exercise.
Not by making ordinary people’s budgets
tighter.
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MEGHAN
A H O L LY W O O D
PRINCESS
THE image of the Queen
and Meghan’s mother,
Doria Ragland, an AfricanAmerican, standing outside St George’s Chapel
together,
will
be
a
symbolic moment.
One is the descendant of a
slave, the other the longestserving monarch in British
history.
Meghan, who has already
proved herself an immensely
popular choice of bride, will
complement her husband and
the august institution she has
married
into,
bringing
a
freshness,
diversity
and
warmth to the chilly corridors
of Buckingham Palace.
If Meghan Markle had met
the man standing before her a
couple of years earlier she
would have likely smiled,
made friendly small talk and
moved on.
Prince Harry would not
have impressed, except as an
anecdote to tell her friends.
Of course she would have
noticed his ginger hair and
beard — her father, halfbrother and former husband
Trevor Engelson are all strawberry blondes — and that at
6ft 1in he is not far off her
father’s height, although skinnier and fitter.
But Meghan would have
found the early Harry hard
work. Harry would be the
first to admit that, during his
twenties,
his
life
had
descended into “total chaos”.
‘Fighting greasy
pots and pans’
The prince struggled to
process the black cloud of
grief that had enveloped his
life since the moment he had
been awakened from his bed
in Balmoral in the summer of
1997 and told that his mother,
Diana, Princess of Wales, had
died in a car accident.
The difficulty of finding
someone “willing to take me
on” was an issue that was
always at the back of his
mind every time he met
someone
new.
Were
they
attracted to him for his personality or his title?
As
one
of
his
friends
pointed out: “You have to be a
very special kind of girl to
want to be a princess.”
And certainly her credentials would suggest that she is,
indeed, very special. Meghan
was just 11 when she pulled
off a coup, writing to the
household products company
Procter & Gamble for making
a sexist commercial that used
the tag line “Women all over
America are fighting greasy
pots and pans” to sell dishwashing liquid.
She and her classmates had
been watching commercials as
part of an assignment. But it
was the reaction of two boys
in her class who said, “Yeah,
that’s where women belong —
in the kitchen,” that particularly incensed her.
She wrote not only to the
soap company chairman, saying that the phrase should be
changed to “People all over
America”, but also to Hillary
Clinton, then the First Lady.
The ad was changed to say
“People all over America are
fighting greasy pots and pans”
and TV crews arrived at her
school to interview
Meghan about her
campaign.
More than 20
years later, in
SO PROUD . . .
Queen and
Meg’s mum
Doria Ragland
WARMTH . . .
Meghan and Prince
Harry in an official
engagement pic
Making a
Markle
on history
By ANDREW MORTON
2015, Meghan reflected on this
chapter of her life: “It was at
that moment that I realised
the magnitude of my actions.
“At the age of 11, I had created my small level of impact
by standing up for equality.”
For this spirited campaigner,
her presence inside the royal
family is a challenge and an
opportunity.
Long before Prince Harry
transformed her life, Meghan
had articulated what was effectively her manifesto.
Following a visit to Rwanda
she wrote, in her now defunct
blog
The
Tig:
“My life shifts
from
refugee
camps to red
carpets.
I
choose
them
both
because
these
worlds
can,
in
fact,
coexist. I’ve
never wanted to be a lady ferent countries, backgrounds
who lunches — I’ve always and cultures, their union is
the
crowning
wanted to be a woman who undoubtedly
works. And this type of work symbolic achievement of the
is what feeds my soul and special relationship between a
monarchy and a republic.
fuels my purpose.”
Her many fans and admir- lExtracted from Meghan: A Holers are eager to watch the lywood Princess by Andrew Mornext episode of her great ton, published on April 12
royal adventure.
(Michael O’Mara Books, £20).
With her smarts, sophistication,
beauty
and
talent,
Meghan represents the American Dream of having it all,
achieving her success by dint
of hard work and ability.
Her life intersected with
Prince Harry’s at a point
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KYL NEVER GET WED
By JACK LING
Giants . . . sauropods
Biggest
dinosaur
footprints
on Skye
KYLIE Minogue has revealed: “I don’t
think marriage is for me.”
The singer, who turns 50 next month
and split from Joshua Sasse last year,
said being engaged seemed “like an
experiment”. Kylie, who flashes her
pins in a polka dot dress, inset, chatted to Red magazine, on sale tomorrow.
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
DINOSAURS bigger than
a
double-decker
bus
roamed
the
Isle
of
Skye 170million years ago,
scientists say.
Dozens of footprints of
early sauropods — said to
be the largest animals
to walk the planet — were
unearthed in a lagoon
on the remote Scottish
hideaway.
Others were made by
the older theropod cousins of T. rex as herds
splashed about in the
muddy shallows.
It suggests that far
from being strict landlubbers they waded into
the water for food.
Dr Steve Brusatte, of
Edinburgh University, led
the field team. He said of
the rare Middle Jurassic
find:
“The
sauropods
were more than 49ft long
and weighed more than
ten tons.”
Most far
star away
NASA’s
Hubble
space
telescope has sent back
images of the most distant star ever seen, nine
billion light years away.
Icarus has been made
visible by a phenomenon
called gravitational lensing which works like a
natural magnifying glass.
Clusters
of
galaxies
bend the light from dim
objects in the distance,
bringing them into view.
Astronomer
Patrick
Kelly, at the University of
Minnesota, spotted Icarus
in Hubble images taken
in 2016 and last year.
He said: “This star is at
least 100 times farther
away than the next one
we can study.”
No-show
999 ‘fatal’
A MAN who called an
ambulance which did not
turn up was found dead
48 hours later.
Dad Jonathan Dear, 46,
told controllers he felt
weak and was about to
pass out. But his 999
call was categorised as
non-emergency.
Jonathan, of Southend,
Essex, was not breathing
when he was found by a
relative. A paramedic on
the scene in 11 minutes
could not save him.
The East of England
Ambulance Service NHS
Trust has started a probe
into how the March 15
call was handled.
The
Essex
coroner
is investigating.
SCARY BRANDED A ‘LIAR’
MEL B ‘IGNORED
HER DYING DAD’
EXCLUSIVE by EMMA PARRY
MEL B ignored her
dying dad and was
branded a “liar” by her
family, according to
court papers.
FIT AND POLISH
Keeping sport kit clean
makes you fitter because
you are feel more positive
so perform better, a poll
of 1,000 adults reveals.
Rift . . Mel with Martin
The Spice Girl, 42, was
also described by her
mum and sister as a
“narcissist” who needed
“professional help”.
The
email
exchange
from
Slated by mum & sis
four years ago emerged during
a
poisonous
court
battle
between Mel and ex-husband
Stephen Belafonte, 42.
He is trying to get custody
of their daughter Madison, six,
and stepdaughter Angel, ten,
whose dad is Eddie Murphy.
Belafonte
submitted
the
documents to the court in
Los Angeles. They reveal how
Mel allegedly refused to visit
her dad Martin Brown, who
died last year aged 63.
In one email the singer’s
mum Andrea urged her to
“visit dad” after his cancer
returned. She added: “You
really do need to seek professional help, the anger, lies and
abuse
you
give
is
only
damaging yourself, it now has
no effect on us. We have
hardened to it from you.
“You may want to look up
narcissism — you have all the
symptoms of it and there is
help out there if you want it.”
An email from sister Danielle, 36, asked why Mel waited
until their dad was “on his
deathbed” before she tried to
visit. Actress Danielle claimed
Mel was “self-absorbed” and
“nasty”. Mel has since rebuilt
her relationship with her mum.
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12 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Jodie up for Bafta
JODIE Whittaker’s debut as the
13th Doctor Who, right, and
Stormzy’s Love Island spot are
battling
to
be
named
2017’s TV moment.
Ariana Grande’s One
Love gig, Line of Duty,
Game of Thrones and
Blue Planet II are
also in the running
at
the
Bafta
awards on May 13.
9 KILLED
IN BANK
HOLIDAY
CRASHES
Tragedy . . 999 crews at scene of jogger death
M62 head-on smash
By PAUL SIMS
NINE people were killed in Bank Holiday
crashes including two hit by a car going
the wrong way down a motorway.
A suspected drink-driver aged 22 smashed
into oncoming traffic on the M62, killing
Adam Afsar, 34, and Jason Wilby, 27.
He is said to have failed a breath test yesterday
and was held on suspicion of causing death by
dangerous driving near
Brighouse, West Yorks.
Adam’s
mother
Tish
Peace said her son was
on his way to his first
shift at a new job. She
said: “He was the eldest
and the light of my life.” Victims . . Jason and Adam
A jogger, 70, and his
dog were killed when a struck a barrier. Moped
people carrier mounted a rider Keiran Edgar, 18,
kerb and went over a died early Sunday as he
Swanage, lost control of his bike in
sea wall in
Dorset, yesterday.
Billingham, Co. Durham.
A driver in his 20s
The same day Kavana
died and his four passen- Taylor, 21, was killed in
gers were seriously hurt Rochdale, Gtr Manchester.
after their car skidAnother lad in his 20s
ded off the M25 and
died in Essex.
hit a tree in Oxted,
Dad Karl Chester, 36,
Surrey.
was killed on Good
And a lorry driver
Friday in a crash near
aged 61 was killed
Scammonden
Reseron the M5 near
voir, West Yorks.
Birmingham when he
paul.sims@
Death . . . Kavana
the-sun.co.uk
Hill Street ace dies
TELLY producer Steven Bochco,
creator of series including Hill
Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD
Blue has died aged 74.
Bochco,
right,
who
won
numerous Emmy awards for his
gritty dramas, had leukaemia.
His
early
work
included
Columbo, one directed by Steven
Spielberg, who said: “I will
miss Steve terribly.”
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EXCLUSIVE: KELLY BROOK
By
GIULIA CROUCH
IT FIGURES . . .
Kelly shows why
she’s still our
top sex symbol
SHE has been a British
sex symbol for more
than 20 years and Kelly
Brook says her body is
now the best that it has
EVER been.
The judge of our Bust in Britain
cleavage competition started her
modelling career aged 16 and is
still one of the country’s most
in-demand pin-ups aged 38.
Today, she is curvier than ever
— and has never felt better.
She said: “When you get
older you settle into your skin
and realise that how you look
is not really what’s important.
“So to get to an age where
you go, ‘This is who I am,
wrinkles and all, saggy boobs
and all’ and think, ‘Whatever’,
just makes you really happy.
“Obviously I want to look after
myself. I don’t want to let myself
go but I’m not trying to
compete with a 20-year-old.”
Kelly adds that she has
given up trying to maintain
the size 8-10 figure of her
youth, claiming that life is
too short to fight the
ageing process.
She
said:
“It
wasn’t
really that difficult when I
was young but when you
get older it does become
harder to keep that shape.
“I
meet
so
many
beautiful
women
with
perfect bodies but they’re
always at the doctor’s
getting
fillers,
getting
Botox, getting the new
tattoo, getting piercings.
‘I’ve had volatile
relationships’
“They are constantly trying
to change their bodies and
constantly trying to achieve
something. It’s like they’re never
satisfied. But I’m more confident
with my body now than I was
when I was younger.”
It does help that she is happily
settled down with 32-year-old
Italian model Jeremy Parisi, who
she reveals makes her feel sexy
every day.
She said: “We’ve been together
for three years and it’s literally
flown by. He’s so easy and nice
and there’s no drama.
“I’ve had a few drama-filled,
volatile relationships as people
have probably read, and after a
while you think, ‘God, is it me?’
So when you meet someone nice
you think, ‘Thank God it’s not
me’. It was a relief.
“I thought, ‘I can get on with
someone’.”
Kelly even claimed to have
popped the question to Jeremy on
holiday in Antigua in February,
announcing he turned her down
because he was embarrassed by
her public display of affection.
She said: “I was only joking. I
didn’t really propose.
“I always say, ‘Will you marry
me?’ because I love him but I
haven’t ever properly proposed.”
In fact, Kelly is torn over
whether she does want to settle
down and have children.
She said: “It’s so difficult to say.
I have moments where I think it
would be nice to have children —
normally when I’m trying to get
tickets to Lapland or something
and you need a child to go. Or I
want to go and see Charlie
And The Chocolate Factory
and I’m a bit embarrassed.
“But then there are other
moments,
like
in
the
morning when I wake up
and want a lie-in and
then realise I can do that
because I’ve got no kids.
“I’m at that age where
I’ve
got
to
make
a
decision. It’s a real scary
one because I really
don’t know if I want
to have a family.
“I live quite a
lovely life.
“Jeremy and
I are quite
selfish in
our life.
Having the
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UNLEASHES..ON EVERYTHING
ON HER BODY...
Wrinkles, saggy boobs and all, it’s who I am.
I don’t compete with 20-year-olds
ON THAT ‘PROPOSAL’...
I was only joking. I always say
‘marry me’ because I love him
ON HAVING KIDS...
I’m at that decision age and I’m really torn.
At the moment we’re happy as we are
ON FOOD...
Pie, crumble, Guinness, beans
on toast.. but all in moderation
It’s always celebrated and
been supportive of women
We travel the world together, we
do what we want, so there’s no
pressure on us aside from the fact
that I’m getting older and I’ve got
to think about what I want.
“But at the moment we’re just
happy as we are.
“I’m not terrified that the clock’s
ticking or feel that pressure that
I’ve got to do it this year.
“To be honest, if I really wanted
kids I should have tried years ago.
“But I think it’s one of those
things where, if it’s meant to be, it
will be.
“And I wasn’t to know if me and
Jeremy were going to work out.
You just don’t know.”
Babies might not be on the
cards just yet, but being with
family is important to the couple —
and that means plenty of family
feasts. Kelly said: “Jeremy is Italian
but he was brought up in France.
“His mum and his grandma are
very good cooks. He just sits there
and gets fed all the time.
“The first time I visited his
parents I was like, ‘Oh my God’.
‘I’ve gained a few
pounds, if not stones’
“We started with pasta. When
you start a meal with pasta you
know it’s going to be big.
“Being with him I’ve definitely
gained a few pounds, if not stones.
And you know what? I love it.
“It’s not even comfort eating.
There’s so much love in our
relationship and love in our family.
IN 1999
THROWBACK . . . Kelly at 19
and, top, with boyfriend Jeremy
We all sit together and we all eat
together and it’s very Italian and I
think my figure is definitely
reflecting that.”
Kelly grew up in Kent but spent
many years in America and says
her time in LA helped open her
eyes to living healthily.
But she will not be giving up
her favourite treats — because they
are just too delicious.
She said: “I know a lot about
nutrition and health because living
in LA you can’t get away from it.
“I do know for a fact that if I
cut out sugar, dairy, alcohol, coffee
and all those things I do feel a
massive difference in my wellbeing and skin.
“But it’s never for weight loss.
“I tried to be a vegan once and
ended
up
cooking something that had
no
dairy,
no
sugar
and
no
flavour.
So
I
realised I couldn’t
do it long-term.
“I love a pint of
Guinness, I love a
steak pie, I love an
apple crumble, I love
beans on white toast,
builder’s tea with milk and
two sugars. I’m guilty of
all of those things.
“But
I
believe
in
everything in moderation.”
Kelly is now on ITV’s
Loose Women panel — a
job she is loving — but she
FULL MARKS . . .
Kelly prefers her
curvier shape
still
enjoyed
turning
back the clock and
stripping off for our
exclusive photoshoot last
Saturday.
She said: “It took me
back. I was so happy.
Especially doing it for
The Sun
“I get a lot of stick
and newspapers can get
a lot of stick.
“But I think The Sun
has always celebrated
and been supportive of
women.
“They love beautiful
and sexy women and
have always been so
supportive
of
me
during my career.”
prime of my life
Pictures: ALAN STRUTT
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
Ally Ross onTV
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ally.ross@the-sun.co.uk
I’VE HAD
MY FILL
MONTY
LIVE on ITV last week? A
half-naked brass band
and Dom Littlewood’s
bum crack.
Two of the queasier
moments from The Real
Full Monty: Live.
This was a 90-minute
special to raise cancerscreening awareness,
prompted by last year’s
strip, which was one of
2017’s most joyful, funny
and life-affirming shows,
and had an air of
innocence about it that
made the message and
personal testimonies all
the more powerful.
Inevitable then, I
guess, that ITV would
return with the live men’s
version, featuring John
Hartson and Jeff Brazier,
above, followed by a
Ladies’ Night dance with
the likes of Coleen Nolan
and Megan McKenna,
which overwhelmed both
me and the message with
its tears, worthiness,
moralising and “out of my
comfort zone” cliches.
Many will think
otherwise, I realise, and
ITV will now be sorely
tempted to turn The Real
Full Monty into an annual,
Comic Relief-style event.
Personally, I’d resist it,
though. Because it’s at
this point it’ll become
hard to avoid the feeling
lesser lights are doing it
for their own profile, or
laugh-at moments like
Arg splitting his
rehearsal trousers and
Jeff asking for trouble
during the great penisnaming debate, when he
asked Ugo Monye:
“What’s your phrase of
choice?”
“I dunno, c**k-piece.”
Yeah, c**k-piece, willy,
prong, pocket gristle, but
it’ll always be plain old
Jeff Brazier to me.
Keep checking, fellas.
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GREAT TV lies and
delusions of the month
(March).
Good Morning Britain,
Richard Madeley: “Sir
Lenny Henry has always
brought the laughs.”
Angela, the Whitney
Houston impersonator
on Change Your Tune:
“No matter what they do
to me, they can’t take
away my dignity.”
And Celebrity Ghost
Hunt Live, Rylan ClarkNeal: “Bobby Norris,
Charlotte Dawson, there
really is no holding you
back, is there?”
There is if you’ve got a
taser, strait-jackets and
ankle cuffs.
Mel and Sue’s new
Generation Game...
as Brucie might say:
‘Didn’t they do hell?’
THINK you had a grim time watching
Mel & Sue’s Generation Game, on
Sunday night? Spare a thought for
Lorraine Kelly and Richard Osman
who were plonked, stage left, like
witnesses at a state execution.
No convincing explanation as to
what they were doing there either,
though the hosts did ask Lorraine:
“What are you expecting?”
Truthful answer? Wedding Day
Winners to drop one place in the
Worst Entertainment Show Of The
Year category.
Actual answer?
“I’m looking forward to being
entertained and having lots and lots
of laughs.”
Well, good luck with that one,
Lorraine, whenever the happy occasion
arises.
In the meantime . . .
Set your grin to rictus for the latest
version of a much-loved BBC1 series
which was originally meant to feature four
episodes. Only two were considered fit for
broadcast, however, and it’s safe to say all
holiday leave was cancelled at the canned
laughter factory for this one.
A small mercy then, I suppose, the new
show did at least stick to the original and
golden
format,
beginning
with
four
competing pairs of relatives and ending
with the conveyor belt.
In between there was also some weird
Basil Brush acid trip, in place of the
usual theatrical number, plus group
dancing, plate-spinning, sausage-making
and a Johnny Vegas potter’s wheel
which was probably spinning at
the same out-of-control speed as
Brucie in his grave.
How so?
The choice of hosts, obviously.
For in its majestic 1970s pomp
both Brucie and Larry Grayson
managed the almost impossible
trick of making the contestants the
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TV Gold: Lennie James and Stephen Graham
giving the performances of their lives on Sky
Atlantic’s Save Me.
Brilliant Bill Nighy obliterating every other actor
on Ordeal By Innocence.
ITV3’s Larry Grayson: Shut That Door!
reminding us how good he was at hosting The
Generation Game and how bad Mel & Sue were,
on Sunday night.
And the Sky Planner’s latest tempting offer for
Wednesday’s Embarrassing Bodies: “The team hit
the road for Norfolk’s Sundown Festival where the
forecast is bites, piles and chronic discharge.”
Count me in.
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GREAT Sporting Insights. Paul Merson: “It’s a
must-win game, so Chelsea will at least have to
draw it.”
David Wagner: “We did so many things right in
missing plenty of chances.”
Paul Merson: “Stoke’s owners think the highest
they’ll ever finish is tenth because they finished
ninth three years in a row.”
(Compiled by Graham Wray.)
IRON-Y LADIES .
.
serially unlovable .
duo Mel & Sue
show’s absolute stars while simultaneously
dominating everything.
Where they brought humour, energy and
the common touch, however, Mel & Sue
just gave us the usual lorry loads of irony
along
with
obscure
references
to
Newsnight and Shiatsu massage and
a definite sense that they were a
bit above these proceedings.
Viewers could’ve told the BBC
this was exactly what would
happen, of course. As often
as
television
executives
insist we must love this
pair, they prove the
exact opposite is true,
with their record at
prime-time,
lightMAESTRO . . . our
entertainment shows,
beloved Brucie
lookalikes
THIS week’s £69 winner is Big Mo
from EastEnders, and Big Vern from
the funnier-than-ever Viz comic.
Sent in by Chris George, via email.
Picture research: Amy Reading.
like Pitch Battle, Let It Shine, Let’s Sing
&
Dance
For
Comic
Relief,
being
particularly bloody.
The insane thing here, though, is, deep
down, if you scraped away all the boxticking, I think you’d find the BBC
secretly agrees.
That’s the real reason they had to
add Lorraine and Richard, whose
presence meant, of the show’s four
fixtures, three of them were middleclass,
Cambridge
University
graduates.
Probably because these three
reflected their own views and
backgrounds, fairly accurately, the
BBC would, if they noticed it at all,
have thought this didn’t matter.
But it did, massively.
It’s the reason, in fact, why Mel &
Sue couldn’t disguise their disdain
when contestant David revealed his
love of motor sport and seemed slightly
baffled when another celebrated winning
the trip to Vegas so wildly.
A huge shame, as you could tell from
Sunday the Gen Game format still has
legs and I’d love to see it in the hands of
naturals like Bradley Walsh or Ant & Dec.
I’d have loved even more, though, to see
the Beeb’s Head of Light Entertainment
tell Brucie, back in the day, that he
needed two on-stage “experts” to, you
know, help him with the general vibe and
laughter.
Death, you suspect, would’ve been the
name of the game. And he’d want to play
the game with you.
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FILTH Corner. European Weightlifting
Championships,
Eurosport,
David
Goldstrom: “Maria Alemanno failed in the
first round and now it’s Shatova the
Bulgarian.”
Which
puts
the
Australian
balltampering row in perspective, I think.
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READY Or Not?
Not.
l
RANDOM TV irritations: Good Morning
Britain guest Ben Wallace MP referring to
the emergency services as “the blue light
community”.
Charlotte Dawson somehow making Joey Essex
look like Ludovic Kennedy, on E4’s Five Star Hotel.
Generation Game contestants being forced to
wear protective goggles for the plate-spinning
round. Sue Perkins’ use of the greeting “my
friend” carrying all the sincerity of Dermot
O’Leary’s “buddy”.
And Channel 4 basing its latest series of The
Island on the idea that “the divide between
Britain’s haves and have nots is getting greater,”
despite the cold, hard economic fact the gap’s
been narrowing for years. Though I’d never expect
Channel 4 to let a minor detail like truth get in the
way of its class war, student posturing, obviously.
llll
MEANWHILE, back on E4’s Five Star Hotel,
dachshund-legged Spencer Matthews says: “Take
a look around here. Have you ever seen anything
so dire?”
(Swivels head left and then right) Nope.
CROSBY,
ILLS &
SLASH
WEDNESDAY night on
MTV and up pops
Geordie Shore moron
Charlotte Crosby,
bellowing: “My life is a
rurler-curster. Fancy
coming along for that
ride?” No, of course I
don’t, but it’s either this
or 200 words on Agatha
Christie.
So I’m throwing my lot
in with The Charlotte
Show, a genre of filmmaking that should
technically be known as a
“fly-on-the-bawl” series,
given the fact she shouts
everything at heavy
artillery level.
It also features a lot of
“strong language, nudity
and scenes of a sexual
nature”, which MTV
warns us about at the
start, and another
featuring Charlotte
performing on the toilet,
which they most
certainly don’t.
The real driving force
behind all of the drama,
though, is Charlotte’s
own bewildering
stupidity and the fact
she attracts the same
sort of men as a category
A prison.
Recent incumbents
have included Ex On The
Beach lowlife Stephen
Bear and like-minded
Geordie Shore cretin Gaz
Beadle, who breaks her
heart at the start of the
show, when Charlotte
reveals he’s started
breeding with some other
lucky lass.
In her own words,
though: “It’s onwards
and upwards,” because
Charlotte’s already
replaced them with
another likely lad called
Josh, but admits: “I need
to set some ground
rules, mark my territory
and maybe even p*** on
him later.”
So, erm, yeah.
Onwards and upwards.
llll
QUIZ show bone-domes
of the week. Tipping
Point, Ben Shephard: “A
person described as an
Alabamian would come
from which US state?”
Katie: “Albania.”
Ben Shephard: “Notts
TV is a local television
channel based in which
English city?”
Al: “London.”
Ben Shephard: “In 1825
what South American
country was named after
the Venezuelan explorer
Simon Bolivar?”
Al: “Brazil.”
Ben Shephard: “Born in
Trier, in 1818, what is the
first name of the political
philosopher Marx?”
Emma: “Howard.”
16 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
CANCER
RESULTS
IN
1
DAY
One-stop test centres
THE NHS is rolling
cancer testing centres
diagnosis times.
out one-stop
to speed up
Medics claim the initiative, which has seen
ten specialist units open across England, will
save lives by improving tumour detection.
It allows GPs to refer patients with vague symptoms, such as unexplained weight loss, sweating,
tummy pain and tiredness, for a cancer MoT.
By NICK McDERMOTT
Some will receive a
Health Editor
definitive diagnosis or the
all-clear on the same day. “Early diagnosis is crucial
And those needing sev- to saving lives. These
eral tests will get a diag- one-stop shops represent
a real change in the way
nosis within a fortnight.
people
with
unclear
Until now, patients
symptoms
are
with
unclear
treated.” Around
symptoms
360,000
Brits
would be sent
get
cancer
back
and
each year.
forth
for
The centres,
checks, such
coordinated
as
blood
with Macmiltests or CT
lan
Cancer
scans,
that
Support
and
can
take
Cancer Research
months.
UK,
include
Cally Palmer,
London,
Mancancer director at
chester and Leeds.
NHS England, said:
360,000
Brits get
cancer
every year
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BULLSEYE!
Cancelled . . . surgery
Fury over
lifesaving
ops axe
HUNDREDS
of
cancer
operations were cancelled
by the NHS over winter
due to bed shortages
despite bosses insisting it
should not happen.
Medics and charities
slammed “unacceptable”
delays in 530 procedures,
exposed by a Health Service Journal investigation.
More than half the big
NHS trusts admitted cancelling cancer ops, with
43 out of 81 blaming winter pressures. Official data
showed 62,000 fewer procedures of all kinds were
carried out compared with
the previous year.
Ian Eardley, of the Royal
College of Surgeons, said
it was “very concerning
and unacceptable”.
NON-cancer ops are
still being cancelled
due to the winter crisis.
Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for
Acute Medicine, said sick
Brits can expect to suffer
delays for months.
By NICK PISA
Bull hit . . . shoulder injury
A MATADOR is gored in the ring
during an Easter bullfight.
Andy Younes, 20, was sent flying
by his 81-stone foe as it speared
him in the bum and shoulder at
Arles, southern France.
Blood-stained Younes, right,
was soon back in the arena
to fight a second bull.
No way he was going to
feel an a**e.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
17
Silent . . . church organ
By GARY O’SHEA
CHURCHES are facing a
shortage
of
organists,
a report shows.
A third of Church of
England services use a
CD of piped music while
the instrument sits silent.
The In Harmony study,
published by St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk, found the Church
was failing to recruit
young organists.
Just four per cent —
less than one in 20 — are
30 or under.
And 56 per cent of
choirs have no members
under the age of 50.
St Edmundsbury musical director Richard Hubbard,
who
wrote
the
report, said: “A lot of it
has to do with the organ
being difficult to learn.”
The report also points
out 62 per cent of congregations in the diocese
have no children regularly attending.
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A STALKER who put
naked videos of a mum
on Facebook and advertised her as a “retired
stripper” has been jailed.
Daniel Hoyle, 34, posted
images and clips of her
on porn websites, with
one viewed 1,400 times.
He called or texted the
woman up to 130 times a
day, contacted her while
he was on remand and
made false claims to
social services about her.
Hoyle,
of
Blackpool,
also threatened to strangle or attack her with
acid, Preston crown court
heard. He was jailed for
4½ years after admitting
charges including revenge
porn and stalking.
THE LARDS’ PRAYER
Slimmers
have
been
allowed to meet at a
church
in
Sheerness,
Kent, after the NHS shut
their weight-loss club.
By ROBIN PERRIE
A CARE home’s residents
are in high spirits after
the lounge was converted
into their own pub.
They go for a drink
and a chat in the free
bar, listen to the jukebox
and play pub games and
quizzes.
Their boozer is called
The Netherfield Arms,
the name of the pub
on
the
site
before
Middlesbrough
Grange
care home was built.
Resident Olga Hutchinson, 80, said: “It has a
great atmosphere. I like
to sit and chat and play
a game of dominoes.”
Pauline
Watts,
75,
said: “We get dressed up
and meet our friends
without having to go out
in the cold.” Iris Pickard,
71,
said:
“Everything
about it is great.”
Kathryn West, a manager for care home firm
Anchor, said of the
boozer: “It’ll help make
residents happy.”
MUM GIVES ORGAN TO ANOTHER
PARENT SHE MET FERRYING SON
I’m dropping
the kidney
off at school
EXCLUSIVE by LYNSEY HOPE
A SCHOOL-run mum donated a
kidney to another parent —
after chatting at the gates and
discovering he could die without a transplant.
Dad-of-three Ravi Nihal barely
knew Katy Ludlow apart from a
hello as they collected their sevenyear-old boys, who are friends.
But when she discovered while chatting
to Ravi’s wife Ish that he urgently needed
a donor she volunteered to be tested —
and was found to be suitable.
Ravi, 43, of Gravesend, Kent, had a successful transplant.
He said: “I’ll never be able to repay
Katy for what she did. She’s an incredible
person to do something like this for
someone who was almost a stranger.”
Katy, 34, said: “It’s brilliant seeing the
change in him and our two families are
like one big family now. I’ve no regrets.
I’d do it all over again.”
lynsey.hope@the-sun.co.uk
Life saver . . .
Katy, Ravi and
their sons
Pictures: NORTH NEWS
CDs for
Church
as organ
hits crisis
18
IGGY AZA HOLIDAY
IGGY AZALEA was sent on
a two-week retreat by her
management to prepare for
the release of her second
record, Surviving The
Summer.
She admitted: “They were
like, ‘You’re really talented
and you can go make hits
all day, but we don’t know if,
you know, someone says
something about you and
you have a reaction it could
ruin a branding deal. We
need you to make sure you
are mentally prepared to
come out with new music.’
“I didn’t like the idea of
being sent away
somewhere. I was p***ed.”
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KODALINE ON
FINISH LINE
KODALINE have waited three years to
release their new album – and are very
relieved that they did.
The Dublin band had almost completed
their still unnamed third release, then
decided to go back to the drawing board to
create Follow Your Fire, their new single.
Frontman STEVE GARRIGAN said: “We
completely changed the album. The songs
have been reworked and we worked with
new people. It was nearly finished last
summer and then we unfinished it.
“We wanted it to be the best it could
possibly be. We think it’s a lot stronger now
and we’re confident with it.” It will finally be
out this summer. I hope it’s worth the wait.
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A LEGEND
JOHN LEGEND had every right to
enjoy his downtime in New York yesterday as he headed home from his
car barefoot in his dressing gown
with little daughter Luna.
The night before, in striking
scenes, inset, he headed a cast
including ALICE COOPER in a live
version of hit musical Jesus Christ
Superstar for US network NBC.
After John’s superb outing, I
doubt it will be the last musical to be
resurrected on US telly.
TWO months have passed
since the SPICE GIRLS met
up for the first time in six
years for crunch talks about
reuniting the band.
And the perfect opportunity
is just around the corner, as
the most extensive Spice
exhibition ever is opening in
London – and all five
members have been invited.
Iconic outfits from their
videos, concerts and telly
appearances will be shown at
the SpiceUp event, along with
the Spice Bus which featured
in 1997 movie Spice World.
It will run at the Business
Design Centre in Islington,
North London, from July 28 to
August 20.
Organiser Alan SmithAllison has confirmed MEL B,
MEL C, GERI HORNER,
VICTORIA BECKHAM and
EMMA BUNTON, above, have
been contacted about
attending the launch.
Alan, who hosted a smaller
version in Cyprus in 2016,
said: “They have been invited
and we are very much hoping
they will come along.
“We are reaching out to
them now to see how they
would like to be involved.”
About time too.
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RITA ORA is
not going to
have a problem
into her
ing
gett
skinny jeans
tomorrow.
The pop star,
right, proved she
still has a flat
stomach despite
devouring her
collection of
chocolate eggs,
far right, over
Easter weekend.
Rita posted the
snaps on
Instagram on
Sunday after
burying the
hatchet with
former flame
CALVIN HARRIS.
She publicly
toasted the fouryear anniversary
of their song I
Will Never Let
You Down – the
one he banned
her from
performing when
the two broke up.
An Easter
miracle.
THERE are loads of new tunes out this
week and I bring you the best of them.
My Bizarre Jukebox Spotify playlist is
updated every Tuesday with 15 tracks
from my favourite artists and new talent.
Here are four on this week’s list:
Raining Glitter: Her
incredible 14th
album Golden is out
this Friday, but first
KYLIE MINOGUE
has released this
country-infused
floorfiller. It follows
Dancing and Stop
Me From Falling.
Call Out My Name:
THE WEEKND dishes
the dirt on his failed
relationship with
SELENA GOMEZ on
this new single, from
six-track EP My Dear
Melancholy. He
sings: “Falling for
you was my mistake.”
Love Song: ZAK
ABEL isn’t as cheery
as TAYLOR SWIFT
was on her track of
the same name. He
explained: “It’s my
first ‘angry song’. It’s
about distancing
yourself from people
that keep you down.”
Tried Up: AMA LOU,
left, has released a
three-part film and EP
created with Apple
Music, and this lead
track is something to
behold. The London
teen has just finished
supporting JORJA
SMITH on tour.
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AL WED AT ADELE’S PAD
AMONG her talents, ADELE can
add wedding planner to her CV.
It turns out she organised longtime pal ALAN CARR’s entire
nuptials, hosting the event in the
garden of her LA home.
Alan, who tied the knot to Paul
Drayton in January, said: “When
we said we were getting married
she said, ‘Can I please plan the
whole day?’ She organised
everything. She’s the kindest,
sweetest, most generous person.”
On last night’s The One Show,
he added: “We go in and there’s a
grand piano with a man playing
Ordinary People and then she
sang our songs with the first
dance. It was absolutely amazing.”
Sounds anything but ordinary.
Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones
PARIS AND CARA ON SONG
CARA DELEVINGNE better get
practising her high notes.
She is taking her relationship with
girlfriend PARIS JACKSON to the next
level – meeting her family, including
grandad JOE who created THE
JACKSON 5 and masterminded the
career of Paris’s dad MICHAEL.
In an exclusive chat in LA, Joe said:
“I haven’t met Cara yet. I know who
you’re talking about.
“As soon as they get back home, I
will see the two of them and find out
what they’re up to.”
I told in December how Paris and
Cara, right, struck up a bond after
being introduced at the MTV Movie &
TV Awards in LA last May.
They have since been pictured
kissing but have remained coy about
their relationship.
While Paris is trying to make it as a
model, Joe says his grandkids are as
talented with a microphone as their
parents.
He said: “They know music. They
produce and all that in the house, they
have a home studio.” Cara herself
recorded two albums in 2011 and 2012
and was later offered a record deal but
turned it down.
She said she wanted to pursue
acting instead, but went on to record
song I Feel Everything for her sci-fi
movie Valerian And The City Of A
Thousand Planets last year.
That will be music to Joe’s ears.
BRAZIL-IANT
ANITTA TOUR
ROTTEN RAGES OVER EUROVISION SNUB
FORMER
SEX
PISTOL
JOHN LYDON sparked
anarchy in Ireland after
blasting telly chiefs for
killing his dream of
winning Eurovision.
After giving up on being
chosen as the UK’s entrant, the
punk icon, also known as
Johnny Rotten, was shortlisted
by the Irish earlier this year.
But the singer, who also fronts
band PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL)
was overlooked in favour of
former
Britain’s
Got
Talent
finalist Ryan O’Shaughnessy.
In an exclusive chat, John said
of the snub: “Apparently one of
the
big
wigs
at
(national
broadcaster) RTE decided I was
too much of a risk.
“So it’s 40 years later after the
Pistols and I’m still tarred with
the same inaccurate brush and
that has really hurt. That hurts.”
Eurovision superfan John, left,
was desperate to compete in
Portugal next month and was
hoping to perform the song
Pleased To Meet You with PiL.
He said: “We’re exactly the dead
right
band
to
bump
that
competition up into where it
should be. We had something
really excellent in mind for that.
“You’ve got to bear in mind
we’re not exactly untalented as
a band.”
Entering Eurovision as one of
the most unlikely acts ever
would have made it a busy
summer for PiL, who are
touring the UK from May and
releasing a special box set on
June 29 to celebrate 40 years
since they were founded.
Songwriter Niall Mooney, who
penned Ireland’s 2010 Eurovision
entry It’s For You, approached
John to take part in the
competition last year. There are
no rules banning artists from
representing any country.
John said: “I thought, ‘Great,
wow, they’ve never asked me to
sing for England so I might as
well sing for Ireland’.
“We were going to take one of
his songs and we were going to
PiL it to the max, absolutely.”
They’ll have to celebrate their
anniversary
with
a
a
few
Portuguese lagers instead.
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certainly remember it. The Brazilian singer has been
described by Latin sensation J BALVIN as the new
JENNIFER LOPEZ . . . but with the shake of SHAKIRA.
Anitta, who has already had hits with ALESSO and
IGGY AZALEA, is playing West London’s Royal Albert
Hall on June 28, with tickets on sale this Friday.
Better snap them up fast.
Picture: Jenn Jaeger
John Lydon:
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
WINNIE MANDELA DIES AT 81
Mother of South
Africa to‘mugger’
By NICK PISA
The anti-apartheid activist
was once known as South
Africa’s “mother”, only to later
become dubbed its “mugger”
after a series of scandals.
Winnie . . in December
Just wed . . . pair in 1958
Marriage
to Nelson
just ‘sham’
By NICK PISA
NELSON Mandela’s controversial ex-wife Winnie died
yesterday at the age of 81
after a long illness.
She famously clenched her fist
walking side by side with her
husband in 1990 after his release
from 27 years’ imprisonment.
She had tirelessly campaigned for
him during his incarceration but
they split up two years later amid
reports of her cheating on him.
During the 1980s, she also backed
the “necklacing” of her opponents —
execution by setting fire to a
petrol-filled tyre around the neck.
Winnie was later implicated in
the kidnapping and murder of a
14-year-old boy and convicted of
numerous fraud charges.
After her husband became South
Africa’s first black president in
1994, she was appointed Deputy
Minister of Arts, Culture, Science
and Technology.
But she was later fired amid
corruption allegations.
However she was yesterday hailed
by many as a key figure in the
anti-apartheid movement.
Brit actor Idris Elba, who
played
Nelson
in
the
movie Long Walk to
Freedom, tweeted yesterday: “Rest in peace
Mama Winnie.
“My heart is heavy
right now. You lived a
full and important life
contributing to the liberation of a nation by force
23
Long walk . . . Nelson
and Winnie in 1990
and ACTUAL ACTIVISM. You will
never be forgotten.”
US civil rights activist Reverend
Jesse Jackson Sr added: “In the
darkest hours of the struggle to
free
South
Africa,
with
Nelson Mandela in prison,
the face of hope and courage was Winnie Mandela.
“May she forever rest in
power.”
Her spokesman said
she had died after a long
illness — having been in
and out of Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, with a
kidney infection.
A
family
statement
added: “She succumbed peacefully
in the early hours of Monday
afternoon surrounded by her family
and loved ones.”
It went on: “She kept the memory
of her imprisoned husband Nelson
Mandela alive during his years on
Robben Island and helped give the
struggle for justice in South Africa
one of its most recognisable faces.
“She dedicated most of her adult
life to the cause of the people and
for this was known far and wide as
the Mother of the Nation.”
However, Winnie was never far
from controversy.
She was involved in the 1988
kidnap and beating of four young-
sters, with one, Stompie Seipei,
dying a year later. She was jailed
for six years in 1991 but this was
later reduced to a fine on appeal.
The teenagers had played for
Mandela United FC, where her
bodyguard was a coach.
A 1998 report from the South
African Truth and Reconciliation
commission — headed by former
archbishop Desmond Tutu — found
her accountable for human rights
violations at the club.
Tutu said of her yesterday: “Her
courageous defiance was deeply
inspirational to me, and to generations of activists.”
nick.pisa@the-sun.co.uk
WINNIE
Mandela
once
described her marriage to
lawyer husband Nelson as a
“sham” — and their two
kids “quite coincidental”.
The couple met at a bus
stop in 1957, where he chatted her up before arranging
a lunch date.
They married a year later
and had two girls, Zenani
and Zindzi. But the relationship fell apart — even
though she stood by him
after he was jailed in 1963.
Their marriage ended in
1992 — two years after his
release — when Nelson saw
a love letter she wrote to a
lawyer 30 years her junior.
Winnie later insisted: “I
was married to the ANC
(African National Congress).
“It was the best marriage
I ever had.”
In 2010, three years
before
his
death,
she
accused her ex of going soft
in prison. She said: “He
went in there as a burning
young
revolutionary.
But
look
what
came
out.
Mandela let us down.”
She also attacked him for
accepting the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1993 with ex-South
African PM FW de Klerk.
She said: “Hand in hand
they went. Do you think de
Klerk released him from the
goodness of his heart?”
She added: “I will never
be sorry. I would do everything I did again if I had to.”
24 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Dad-to-be loses life
A SOLDIER whose wife is expecting their
first child has died in a diving accident.
Lance Corporal George Partridge, 27, was on
the final week of a training course at the
National Diving and Activity Centre.
Last night family and colleagues paid tribute to the
“popular and dedicated” soldier.
His father Steve, 55, said: “It is heartening to know
that those that knew George remember him as being
true to his friends and
colleagues, that he was
By JAMES MILLS
kind and gentle when
required, that he was a model to all those around
him.”
George’s regiment
good soldier and served
with
honour.
I
am said in a statement: “Our
thoughts
are with his
immensely proud of him.”
friends
and
George, who was mar- family,
ried to Zoe, served in the colleagues.”
The diving centre has
26
Engineer
Regiment
buses
and
based at Swindon, Wilt- planes,
armoured vehishire. He died
cles on the bed
at
the
centre
of
a
260ft
in
Tidenham,
flooded quarry
Gloucs, on Monfor
practising
day last week.
rescues.
Pal
Corporal
Four civilians
Anthony
Mathave died there
thews said: “He
since it opened
was a motivated
in 2003.
and determined
james.mills@
individual
who
was
a
role Tributes . . . George
the-sun.co.uk
CORNWALL
Massive waves crash into harbour at Portmellon
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BIRMINGHAM
Dog braves snow and cold in onesie at Wakefield
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TODAY
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High: 15°C
High: 12°C
ow: 0°C
Low: -1°C
Snow in North.
Heavy rain and
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High: 12°C
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& APRIL SNOWERS
SNOW and showers smothered
Britain yesterday as millions headed
home after a four-day Easter break.
Up to five inches of snow fell in
parts of the North with Yorkshire
and Northumberland blanketed.
But 2.3 inches of rain elsewhere
sparked 230 flood warnings and
alerts from the South West to North
East. The Thames burst its banks in
Richmond, West London, while
50mph winds whipped up 25ft waves
in Cornwall. But revellers didn’t let
By PAUL SIMS, Sun Weatherman
the horrendous conditions dampen
their spirits — with one woman
wearing a plastic bag on her head to
keep the rain at bay.
Temperatures could reach 59F
(15C) today as spring finally arrives.
Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said: “The latter part of the
week is looking pretty good. After
the wind, rain and snow we’re going
to get to see some sunshine at last.”
CAMBRIDGESHIRE
St Ives after the River Great Ouse broke its banks
25
£43,000
CON ON
MOTHER
Daughter left £1.16
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
A DAUGHTER given access to her sick
mum’s bank account stole more than
£43,000, leaving her with just £1.16.
Cassie Stubbs, 40, was asked to use Rosita’s
accounts to buy cigars for her, a court heard.
YORKSHIRE
A man strolls past snow-covered cars in Marsden
LONDON
Coach ploughs through puddle in Shepherd’s Bush
But she emptied her mother’s savings as she was
treated for mental health problems in a care home.
Stubbs was stopped when a social worker noticed
Rosita’s three accounts
had been reduced to bal- By RICHARD MORIARTY
ances of 87p, 18p and 11p.
community
service.
When Rosita died aged of
68 last September, her Afterwards Rosita’s family
family had to pay funeral said in a statement We
costs and debt, Chester are devastated with the
cold, callous actions of
crown court heard.
Stubbs,
of
Crewe, Cassie Stubbs.
“We had to suffer the
Cheshire got a suspended
18-month jail term after pain of losing our mother,
and find out our own
admitting theft. She was
sister took advantage
also
given
a
of her when
12-month comshe
was
munity order
vulnerable
with a rehaand suffering
bilitation , a
mental
illthree-month
ness.
curfew and
richard.
120 hours
moriarty@
the-sun.co.uk
Rosita . . & Stubbs
26 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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‘NICE’ DOG PARENTS SPEND SIX WEEKS
SAVAGES
GIRL OF 9
By EMMA COX
A GIRL of nine was left scarred for life
after being savaged by a rescue dog her
family was told was “brilliant with kids”.
The American bulldog-cross mauled Gracie
Saville’s face, arms and legs after going
berserk days after arriving at her home.
Her mum Gemma, 36, pulled the dog off her
daughter, fearing for her
life. She said: “If it had
EXCLUSIVE by
been a baby or an elderly
ANDY CRICK
person on their own then
there is no way they in Hastings, East Sussex,
would have survived. The and later put him down.
dog leapt on to
A spokesman said
her
face
and
the animal, had
clamped down on
been
deemed
her chin.
“suitable to live
“It’s lucky he
with children over
didn’t
get
her
eight”.
throat. It was absBut Gracie said:
olutely terrifying.”
“I have these bad
Battersea Dogs
nightmares where
Home took the
a dog is being
dog back from
friendly and then
the Saville’s home Mauled . . . Gracie just attacks me.”
STILL TO
COME IN
Sun
THE
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STARTS PAGE 33
IT’S the classic teatime scenario
– a parent asks their child what
they did at school and the child
shrugs, replying: “Nothing.”
Despite a host of parents’
evenings and streams of emails,
most parents are left feeling
that what goes on inside the
school gates is a mystery.
Now a new Channel 4
documentary has sent a group
of mums and dads back to
school for six weeks.
Here we meet five of the
parents to find out just what
happened when they lined up
as Class 6M at Blackrod Primary
School in Bolton.
lYou can watch Class Of Mum And
Dad on Tuesdays at 8pm on
Channel 4, from April 10.
TEACHER Rick Hughes, 42, is dad to Ava, five.
He says:
I’m a percussion teacher and I thought that
would give me a bit of a heads-up but it didn’t
at all. It was terrifying!
It was a real eye-opener to see what ten year
olds need to learn. I was horrified how little I knew.
I sucked at maths at school so I found that hard.
The terminology has changed a lot, for the better.
But the level they are doing at that age is amazing.
The questions are off the scale – long division and
problem solving. It brought back that horrible feeling of
being in class and staring out the window and thinking,
“I’ve no idea what I’m doing”. Mrs Mead was a cracking
teacher but I only scraped through.
For my generation, lessons were just sitting in front of a
blackboard copying things down and memorising them.
There wasn’t much discussion or explanation.
Ava is at a great school. And yes, they’re tested, but they
don’t see it as being tested because of the new techniques. It’s more fun. The
teachers call it a quiz.
SATs aren’t going to go
away, so you have to find
a way of managing it without putting pressure
on the kids.
6
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TOT RISK
IN BLOOD
PRESSURE
RAISED blood pressure before pregnancy significantly increases the risk of
miscarriage, a study has found.
Experts looked at 1,200 women trying to
conceive, all of whom had already suffered
the loss of a baby before birth.
They had an average aged of 29 and blood pressure
of 112 over 73. Two in
three conceived during
By NICK McDERMOTT
the six-month trial, with
attaining a healthy blood
a quarter miscarrying.
before
pregBut US doctors found pressure
every ten-point rise in nancy could have benefits
blood pressure was linked later in life and reduce
to a 17 per cent higher the chance of pregnancy
risk of losing a
loss.
Doctors
baby. Up to one in
treating women of
four British pregreproductive
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SHOP fitter Jonny, 37, is dad to Marley, 11. He says:
At first I thought going back to school was just going to
be a bit of a giggle and a chance to spend time with my
son. But it was a lot more serious than I thought.
There were more rules than prison. The amount of work
they had to do, as well. I thought it was way too much.
There is so much English and maths at that age and that
maths is so advanced. That’s what shocked me.
At secondary school I got put in a special needs set and
it knocked my confidence a lot. After I left school, I started
knuckling down and self-educating.
Me and the lads would go around the mosques and
churches and galleries and learn about things. I love
ancient history, I just didn’t connect with it at school.
That’s why I think kids should be given more freedom to
learn about what interests them. After three days at
Blackrod, I had a word with myself and decided to
stop messing about. I realised I was being silly as
a defensive action because my confidence had
been knocked so badly at my own school.
I was inspired by the show to quit my job as a
painter and decorator, which I hated, and start
my own shop-fitting business. Doing this show
opened my eyes to the fact I could do
anything I wanted to do.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
BACK IN CLASSROOM FOR TELLY SHOW
LESSONS . . . top
row from left:
Rick and Julia.
Sitting: Jonny and
Imogen and, far
right, Sarah. Also
pictured are Mark
Harrison and
Nicola HoldenBarnes, both part
of class 6M
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LEGAL secretary Julia Gaby, 48, is the legal guardian of
Asha, 11. She says:
My school days were pretty horrendous. I was an overweight child, I wasn’t very pretty, not very academic,
and I became a target. That stuck with me from primary
school to the day I left.
I had to leave five minutes early to get home safe. In
those days they didn’t do anything about bullying.
I’m so glad that kids these days have a different experience. As soon as you walk into Blackrod, you can feel the
warmth. The teachers really care about the kids.
I didn’t find the academic side of it easy, though. In our
first week we had a maths test and when they put the
paper in front of me, I could feel the anxiety building, and I
ended up leaving the classroom and crying in the toilets.
But by the end of the six weeks I learned enough to now
help Asha with her homework. So that was very valuable.
Another day, someone in Class 6M was saying that art
wasn’t a proper subject. But Asha’s mother – my cousin –
died when Asha was four and in those early days she used
art to express her grief. It really helped her.
I think whether it’s music or PE or cooking, it’s
very important for
children to express
themselves
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whichever subject
they love.
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exciting and fun than when I was at school.
And what’s interesting is that they treat every
child as an individual with potential.
I got in trouble when I was a kid for not being
the brightest, but at Blackrod they don’t just put
the cheeky ones to the back of the class and write
them off.
They find out what makes each child tick and
encourage them. What I learned from this
experience was just how intelligent Lamara
is and how well she’s doing.
She’s the opposite to me. She’s the star
pupil and she’s absolutely mortified if she
gets into trouble.
You do think, as a parent, that going to
school at that age is a doddle. But I came
home and I was shattered.
I do appreciate that a little bit more now. I
used to get Lamara to do her homework
straight away but now I let her chill out for
half an hour first.
I also try to make sure she’s on time for
school every day because I don’t want her to
get into trouble like I did. It’s not fair if she
gets told off because of my laidback ways.
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RESPECT . . . head Mr
Dryburgh and school
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SARAH WHITTLE, 34, is an account assistant at a
double-glazing firm and mum to Darcy, nine. She says:
I went to Blackrod myself and it was nice going back. Mr
Dryburgh who was my headmaster was still there.
He is fantastic. He can walk into a playground and
raise a hand and everybody – teachers, parents,
kids – will go silent. He commands total respect.
So I knew it was a good school but taking part
in the show has just given me that extra reassurance that Darcy’s being well looked after.
We are like two peas in a pod. She’s brilliant when
she puts her mind to it but she’s not bothered about
maths and English. I was the same: I skived off quite a
bit and didn’t really pay attention.
Going back to Blackrod, I still enjoyed the social side
more than the work, but it was good to challenge myself.
I’ve got a calculator and a spell checker in my job, so it was
good to jog my memory.
I didn’t like the fact that the SATs were just maths and
English because Darcy is more practical. I could see her
flourishing with exams in subjects like design technology.
It’s obviously important to learn those subjects but I
think they are pushed a little bit too much.
It’s so much easier going to school than work, though.
Your dinner’s made for you, you get to run around at
playtime. I love my job but I loved being back at school.
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28 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
1GM
tvguide Tuesday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Oxford Street Revealed
Documentary. (R,S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Property auctions. (R,S,HD)
11.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming
Documentary. (R,S,HD)
11.45 Claimed And Shamed A bride’s
claim for a lost engagement ring
hits a snag. (R,S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt From Kent County
Showground. (S,HD)
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Moving On A lonely mother
steals her son’s passport to
stop him leaving. (R,S,HD)
2.30 Escape To The Continent
House-hunters from Cornwall
search for a new home in Italy’s
Liguria region. (R,S,HD)
3.30 Money For Nothing Items found
at Woking Recycling Centre
include six dining chairs. (S,HD)
4.15 Flog It! A collection of
previously unseen finds from the
shows travels. (R,S,HD)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show hosted by
Alexander Armstrong. (S,HD)
6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD)
6.30 Regional News (S)
6am Flog It! Trade Secrets (R,S)
6.30 Money For Nothing (R,S,HD)
7.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD)
8.00 Sign Zone: Hugh’s Wild West
From Dorset. (R,S,SL,HD)
9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S)
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD)
11.30 Westminster In Review (S)
12.00 Golf: Masters 2017 Review
With Eilidh Barbour. (S,HD)
1.00 The Super League Show (S)
1.45 Plan It, Build It (R,S,HD)
2.15 Trust Me, I’m A Vet
With Steve Leonard. (R,S,HD)
3.15 Indian Ocean With Simon
Reeve (R,S,HD)
4.15 Patagonia: Earth’s Secret
Paradise (R,S,HD)
5.15 Put Your Money Where Your
Mouth Is Kate Bliss and Caroline
Hawley visit Villeurbanne in
Lyon, France. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Eggheads Jeremy Vine hosts
the quiz in which the winners of
famous game shows work as a
team to tackle a new set of
challengers hoping to win a
cash prize. (S,HD)
6.30 The Repair Shop A piano stool,
vintage telephone and magic
lantern are restored. (R,S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain (S,HD)
8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and
fashion news. (S,HD)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show Guests
air their differences. (R,S,HD)
10.30 This Morning Phillip Schofield
and Holly Willoughby present
celebrity chat and features. (S,HD)
12.30 Loose Women More topical
debate from a female
perspective. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 Judge Rinder Real-life cases in
a studio courtroom. (S,HD)
3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal The
team revisit Uxbridge, Middlesex,
where something gets David Ford
wincing in pain, and David
Dickinson wants to join the
yachting elite. (R,S,HD) Followed
by Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Quiz hosted by
Ben Shephard. (S,HD)
5.00 The Chase Bradley Walsh
presents as contestants work as
a team to take on ruthless quiz
genius the Chaser and secure a
cash prize. (S,HD)
6.00 Regional News (S)
6.30 ITV Evening News (S)
6am Countdown (R,S,HD)
6.45 3rd Rock From The Sun (R,S)
7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond
Two episodes. (R,S)
8.30 Frasier (R,S)
10.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA Difficult cases. (R,S)
11.00 The Simpsons (R,S)
12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD)
12.05 Come Dine With Me (R,S,HD)
1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers A collection
of boxing memorabilia owned by
Kellie Maloney. (R,S,HD)
2.10 Countdown (S,HD)
3.00 A Place In The Sun: Summer
Sun A couple seek to spend
£45,000 on the perfect holiday
apartment in Paphos. (R,S,HD)
4.00 A New Life In The Sun A
Scottish couple welcome guests
to their Spanish villa. (R,S,HD)
5.00 Four In A Bed (R,S,HD)
5.30 Star Boot Sale Tattoo Fixers’
Paisley Billings tries to raise
money for charity. (S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons Marge loses all
memory of Homer. (R,S)
6.30 Hollyoaks Joel prepares himself
to tell Sienna about him and
Cleo, while Sami continues
to push Kyle. (R,S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 The Wright Stuff Matthew
Wright and guests talk about the
issues of the day. (S,HD)
11.15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!
The agents chase up more than
£2,000 in unpaid parking fines.
(R,S,HD) Then 5 News Lunchtime
12.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors The
doctors attend to a bodybuilder
who has sustained a barbell
injury. (R,S,HD) Then Access
1.15 Home And Away (S,HD)
1.45 Neighbours (S,HD)
2.15 NCIS A Navy Seal is shot dead
while threatening to jump from a
roof and an al-Qaeda operative
becomes the main suspect. (R,S)
3.15 Abducting Zoe A detective tries
to help a sixteen-year-old in the
search for her kidnapped baby.
Crime drama starring Sammi
Hanratty. (2014) ✪✪✪ (S,HD)
5.00 5 News At 5 (R,S,HD)
5.30 Neighbours Mishti has a
miscarriage. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Home And Away Alf is back
from hospital and anxious to
explain his secrecy about
Martha. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
ONLY SEE THE THINGS YOU LOVE
8pm Roxanna is prompted to question
Gaskell’s motives in hospital drama Holby City
10pm Diane Morgan examines the big bang
in comedy documentary Cunk On Britain
9pm Comedy duo Cannon and Ball put on
their dream gig for Last Laugh In Vegas
8pm Teri Hatcher takes part in The Great
Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer
10pm Arnold Schwarzenegger sets out to
expose a murderer in action thriller Sabotage
7.00 The One Show
Topical reports presented by Matt
Baker and Alex Jones. (S,HD)
7.30 EastEnders
Ted’s daughter Judith arrives and
tries to take control, Hunter
takes Phil up on his promise of
showing him the ropes at the
garage, and Kat advertises the
Slaters’ new business. (S,HD)
Followed by BBC News
8.00 Holby City
(14/52) Roxanna questions
Gaskell’s motives when he takes
on a controversial new case.
Meanwhile, Fletch clashes with
new CEO Abigail over a vulnerable
patient and challenges her to
prove she’s a worthy successor
to Jac Naylor. (S,HD)
9.00 Come Home
(2/3) Marie is determined to
press the reset button on her life
but when things start to spiral out
of control, she finds herself in the
depths of despair and deceiving
people around her. Elsewhere,
Liam and Laura are getting
increasingly frustrated with Brenna
when she invites chaos and danger
into the family home. (S,HD)
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
10.30 Regional News (S)
10.45 This Country
(5/6) It is the most important
day of the year for Kerry – the
annual steam fair. This year
it falls on her birthday and
Kurtan has organised her a
surprise present. (S,HD)
11.15 R Kelly: Sex, Girls &
Videotapes
Reporter Ben Zand explores
allegations against R&B star
R Kelly, including claims that he
ran a sex cult and accusations of
an appetite for underage girls.
(S,HD) Followed by Weather For
The Week Ahead
12.15 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
7.00 Attenborough’s Wonder
Of Eggs
David Attenborough reveals the
secrets of birds’ eggs from
creation to hatching, exploring
how they are made, the reasons
behind their shape and their
intrinsic purpose. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Great Indian Railway Journeys
(3/4) Guided by his Bradshaw’s
1913 Handbook Of Indian, Foreign
And Colonial Travel, Michael
Portillo travels from Mysuru to the
first stronghold of the East India
Company in Chennai. (S,HD)
9.00 Hospital
(2/6) David Grant returns from
annual leave to find his surgical
list has snowballed. He is one of
only two consultant surgeons at
Nottingham University Hospitals’
busy cancer head and neck
service which, due to a national
shortage of surgeons, is under
severe strain. His patients include
Freda, a 75-year-old retired
teacher who has a lump in her
thyroid gland. (S,HD)
10.00 Cunk On Britain
(1/5) Philomena Cunk from
Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe
carries out in-depth
investigations, beginning with the
big bang. Comedy documentary
starring Diane Morgan. (S,HD)
10.30 Newsnight
Presented by Evan Davis. (S,HD)
Followed by Weather
11.15 Pilgrimage: The Road To
Santiago
(3/3) The celebrities near the end
of their journey. (R,S,HD)
12.15 Sign Zone: Great British
Railway Journeys Michael
Portillo travels between Taunton
and Newton Abbot. (R,S,SL,HD)
12.45 MasterChef (R,S,SL) 1.45
Murder, Mystery And My Family
(R,S,SL) 2.30-3.30am Celebrity
Antiques Road Trip (R,S,SL,HD)
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
7.00 Emmerdale
7.00 The Yorkshire Vet Casebook
Priya’s plan to get a new job does
8.00 The Great Celebrity Bake Off
(3/10) Julian Norton has
For Stand Up To Cancer
not work out, and she begins to
problems with a highland cow
suspect that Jai is interfering.
called Hilda and Peter Wright
(5/5) Comedians Alan Carr and
Meanwhile, Bob and Laurel tell
Aisling Bea, Paralympian Kadeena
performs life-changing surgery on
one lie too many, and Ross
a panting pug named Bramble.
Cox, and actress and author Teri
makes an apology. (S,HD)
(S,HD) Then 5 News Update
Hatcher compete in the final
7.30 100 Year Old Driving School
programme of culinary challenges. 8.00 Secrets Of The National Trust
(5/6) Bomber Command veteran
Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue
With Alan Titchmarsh
Leith set the celebrities some
George Dunn, 94, takes part in
(6/12) The presenter visits
a driving assessment at Box Hill
Castle Ward, in County Down,
tough tasks, beginning with a
in Surrey. (S,HD)
muffin signature, followed by a
an 18th-century Northern Irish
8.00 Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of
mansion that featured in Game Of
test of their pie-making abilities
Dogs – Best In Show
for the technical, and then a
Thrones. (S,HD) Followed by
A chance to find out which were
5 News Update
showstopper cake challenge that
the best two episodes from the
may see dreams may turn to
9.00 Everest: World’s
first five series in a poll decided
Greatest Mountain
nightmares. These brave
by viewers of Paul O’Grady’s
celebrities are all baring their
(1/4) Examining the wonder of the
award-winning strand. (R,S,HD)
world’s most iconic mountains,
bakes to raise money for Stand
Up To Cancer – and to encourage
9.00 Last Laugh In Vegas
beginning with Mount Everest, the
(1/5) Comedians Cannon and
highest in the world. There is
viewers to do the same. (S,HD)
Ball, Bernie Clifton, Kenny Lynch
archive footage of Edmund Hillary
9.15 Seven Year Switch
and Mick Miller, join forces with
(5/6) With their time in Thailand
and the Sherpa Tensing Norgay,
musicians Bobby Crush, Jess
drawing to a close, the four
who battled to the summit in
Conrad, Anita Harris and actress
couples write letters explaining
1953, and a look at the forces
Su Pollard to stage their dream
what must change to save their
that created the mountain 50
gig in Nevada. For two weeks they
failing relationships. (S,HD)
million years ago. (S,HD)
will live together, explore the city 10.20 Gogglebox
10.00 Sabotage
and rehearse with Las Vegas
Sport Relief, Top Gear, Come
The members of an elite Drug
producer Frank Marino, preparing
Home and Great Indian Railway
Enforcement Administration team
for the biggest performance of
Journeys get a grilling from the
secretly keep the millions of
their lives in one of the area’s
critics. (R,S,HD)
dollars they find during the raid.
most iconic theatres. (S,HD)
11.20 Indian Summer School
When they are killed off one by
10.00 ITV News At Ten (S)
one, the leader becomes
(1/3) Five British boys who have
10.30 Regional News (S)
failed their core GCSEs take part
convinced one of his men is
10.45 The Real Full Monty:
getting rid of the others to keep
in a study programme at the
Ladies’ Night
world-famous Doon School in
all the money, and sets out to
Coleen Nolan and Ashley Banjo
expose the murderer. Action
India, which has an exam pass
lead a group of female celebrities
rate of 100 per cent. (R,S,HD)
thriller starring Arnold
as they perform a one-off
Schwarzenegger and Sam
12.20 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
striptease show to raise awareness
USA A Greek restaurant in
Worthington. (2014) ✪✪ (S,HD)
of breast cancer. (R,S,HD)
Seattle. (R,S) 1.10 Britain’s
12.10 Police Interceptors (R,S,HD)
12.05 Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest
Favourite Food (R,S,HD) 2.05
1.10 SuperCasino (HD) 3.10
Airport Storm Imogen causes
The Million Pound Holiday Club
Inside Manchester’s Midland
chaos on the runways and in the
(R,S,HD) 3.00 George Clarke’s
Hotel (R,S,HD) 4.00 The Railways
terminals. Last in the series.
Amazing Spaces (R,S,HD) 3.55
That Built Britain With Chris
(R,S,HD) 12.55 Jackpot247
Building The Dream (R,S,HD)
Tarrant (R,S,SL,HD) 4.45 House
3.00 Loose Women (R,HD) 3.50
4.50 The Question Jury (R,S,HD)
Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10 Great
Nightscreen (HD) 5.05-6am The
5.45-6am Kirstie’s Fill Your
Artists (R,S,SL) 5.35-6am
Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S,SL,HD)
House For Free (R,S,HD)
Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL)
FILMS ✪✪✪✪✪ Brilliant ✪✪✪✪ Very Good ✪✪✪ Good ✪✪ Not Bad ✪ Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Definition
1GM
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am Supergirl (R,S,HD)
8.00 Futurama (R,S,HD)
8.30 Modern Family (R,S,HD)
9.30 The Simpsons (R,S,HD)
11.00 Warehouse 13 A severe
lightning-like blast disrupts the
electricity supply. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles A terrorist
forces Callen and Sam to
co-operate with him. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Double bill.
McGarrett awaits trial for the
Governor’s murder. Then, a
15-year-old paddleboarder is
abducted. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles The team
desperately searches for Sam’s
former partner. Guest starring
Anthony Ruivivar. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Stargate SG-1 Thor enlists the
team’s help when an Asgard
planet is overrun by replicators
who are evolving at an
accelerated rate. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons Double bill.
Homer worries about his
marriage. Then, Ned Flanders’
home is destroyed by a
hurricane. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Futurama Fry and the gang are
made genderless. (R,S,HD)
6am LIVE Test Cricket. New Zealand v England. 7.00
Total Goals 9.00 LIVE Test Cricket. South Africa v
Australia. 2.00 LIVE Masters: On The Range. Coverage
from the practice range at the Augusta National. 4.00 Sky
Sports News 5.00 Sky Sports News At 5 6.00 The Masters
Countdown 6.30 Sky Sports News At 6 7.00 Sky Sports
Tonight 7.30 LIVE EFL. Fulham v Leeds United. Kick-off at
7.45. 10.00 The Debate 11.00 Sky Sports News 1.00
LIVE WWE Late Night Smackdown. Spectacular wrestling
action. 3.00-6am Sky Sports News
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
TONIGHT’S PICKS
Great Celebrity Bake Off For
Stand Up To Cancer, C4, 8pm
SADLY tonight marks
the end of this fun
celebrity version of the
series with Teri
Hatcher, Aisling Bea,
Kadeena Cox and Alan
Carr going for victory.
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am Soccer AM: The Best Bits 6.30 PL Greatest Games
7.00 PL Highlights 8.00 PL Best Goals 02/03 9.00 PL
Greatest Games 9.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 10.00 PL
Daily 11.00 PL Best Goals 13/14 12.00 PL Highlights 1.00
Premier League 100 Club 1.30 PL Highlights 5.00 Soccer
AM: The Best Bits 5.30 Best Premier League Own Goals
6.00 PL Highlights 7.00 PL Review 8.00 Fantasy FC: Merse
Meets Joe Cole 9.00 PL Review 10.00 The Debate 11.00
PL Review 12.00 PL Best Goals 13/14 1.00 The Debate
2.00 PL Legends 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best Goals
13/14 5.00-6am PL Legends
Come Home
BBC1, 9pm
MARIE is miserable
and consumed by
loneliness. When she
meets a man she has
had an affair with, her
recent actions start to
make sense. Gripping.
SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am Greatest Games 7.00 Football Years 7.30
Countdowns 8.00 Football’s Greatest 9.00 Revista De La
Liga 9.30 Eredivisie Round-Up 10.30 Soccer AM: The Best
Bits 11.00 One2Eleven 11.30 Greatest Games 12.00 SPFL
Round-Up 12.15 Greatest Games 12.30 MLS Round-Up
Show 1.00 La Liga Icons 2.00 Eredivisie Round-Up 3.00
Football’s Greatest 4.00 Greatest Games 5.00 Football
Years 5.30 Football Countdowns 6.00 SPFL Round-Up
6.15 Greatest Games 6.30 MLS Round-Up Show 7.00
Greatest Games 7.30 LIVE EFL. Fulham v Leeds United.
Kick-off at 7.45. 10.00 The Debate 11.00 Revista De La
Liga 11.30 La Liga World 12.00 La Liga Icons 1.00
One2Eleven 1.30 Greatest Games 2.00 Revista De La Liga
2.30 La Liga World 3.00 Football Years 3.30 Countdowns
4.00 Greatest Games 5.00-6am Football’s Greatest
SKY SPORTS ACTION
6am Boxing Gold 7.00 Sporting Triumphs 7.30 Boxing
Gold 8.30 NFL: Greatest Games 10.00 NFL: America’s
Game 11.00 Racing News 11.30 Sporting Triumphs 12.00
NFL: A Football Life 1.00 Sporting Records 2.00 Legends
Of Darts 3.00 NFL: Greatest Games 4.30 Sportswomen
5.00 Sporting Records 5.30 Boxing Gold 6.00 Darts Gold
6.30 Sportswomen 7.00 Fight Night 10.00 Super League
Fulltime 10.30 Sportswomen 11.00 NFL: A Football Life
12.00 NFL: America’s Game 1.00 NFL: A Football Life 2.00
NFL: Greatest Games 3.30 Boxing Gold 4.00 Sporting
Records 5.00-6am Sporting Greats
SKY SPORTS ARENA
8pm The Flash teams up with Jesse Quick
and Jay Garrick when a bomb goes off
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
S4C 6am Cyw 12.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 12.05
Dudley Ar Daith 12.30 Rhodri Morgan: Ysbiwr Yn Y Teulu 1.30
Only Men Aloud 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05
Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 John Ac
Alun 3.30 Popeth Ar Ffilm 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Larfa
5.05 Pigo Dy Drwyn 5.35 Sgorio 6.00 Newyddion S4C A’r
Tywydd 6.05 04 Wal 6.30 Rownd A Rownd 7.00 Heno 7.30
Pobol Y Cwm 8.00 Cefn Gwlad 9.00 Newyddion 9 A’r Tywydd
BT SPORT 1
6am Game Of The Week 6.30 Hyundai A-League Highlights
7.30 Premier League Review 8.30 Vanarama National
League 10.00 Premier League Reload 10.15 Premier
League Tonight 10.45 UEFA Champions League Magazine
11.15 Hyundai A-League Highlights 12.15 Premier League
Reload 12.30 Vanarama National League 2.00 Premier
League Review 3.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Action from the
Volvo Car Open in Charleston. 11.00 Inside Sailing 11.30
Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 12.00 LIVE WTA Tennis.
Action from the Volvo Car Open in Charleston. 2.00 UEFA
Champions League 3.00 UEFA Champions League 4.00
Serie A 5.00-6am Ligue 1 Highlights
BT SPORT 2
6am Ligue 1 11.30 French League Cup 1.00 Ligue 1
Highlights 2.00 UEFA Champions League Magazine 2.30
UEFA Europa League Magazine 3.00 European Rugby
Champions Cup Highlights 4.00 30 For 30 5.00 Serie A
Show 5.30 The WRC Magazine 6.00 BT Sport Goals
Reload 6.15 Premier League Reload 6.30 UEFA
Champions League Magazine 7.00 LIVE UEFA Champions
League. Juventus v Real Madrid. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.30
UFC Main Event 11.30 Premier League Reload 11.45 BT
Sport Goals Reload 12.00 UFC Top 10 12.30 NBA Inside
Stuff 1.00 LIVE NBA. Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden
State Warriors. Tip-off at 1.00. 3.30-6am LIVE NBA. Los
Angeles Clippers v San Antonio Spurs. Tip-off at 3.30.
BT SPORT 3
6am Serie A 11.30 Bundesliga Highlights Show 12.30
Game Of The Week 1.00 Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights 1.30
Premier League Tonight 2.00 BT Sport Goals Reload 2.30
Hyundai A-Lea ue Highlights 3.30 Vanarama National
League 5.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Action from the Abierto
Monterrey Afirme in Mexico. 7.00 LIVE UEFA Champions
Lea ue. Sevilla v Bayern Munich. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.30
LIVE WTA Tennis. The Abierto Monterrey Afirme in Mexico.
5.00 Game Of The Week 5.30-6am The WRC Magazine
9.30 Y Byd Ar Bedwar 10.00 Band Cymru 2018 11.0011.35pm Pobol Y Rhondda
BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 11.45am
Bargain Hunt 12.30-1pm NEW A Week To Sell Your House
10.40 Hayley 11.10 This Country 11.40 R Kelly: Sex, Girls &
Videotapes 12.40-6am BBC News
BBC TWO WALES As main BBC TWO except: 1.45-2.15pm
Weatherman Walking: Dylan’s Walks – New Quay And Laugharne
TO
6.30 The Simpsons
(7, 8 & 9/22) Three episodes.
Homer resolves to be more
generous. Next, Marge tries to
halt a campaign against children.
Then, Homer builds a robot for
Bart to enter the Robot Rumble
TV show, but finds the task harder
than expected. (R,S,HD)
8.00 The Flash
(15/23) Barry teams up with
Jesse Quick and Jay Garrick when
a bomb goes off in Central City
with the three stopping the clock
by entering Flashtime to get a tiny
window to save everyone. (HD)
9.00 The Blacklist
(14/22) Liz’s reinstatement at the
FBI hinges on an evaluation with
a psychotherapist, while Red joins
the task force in a hunt for a
target who can put a murderer in
two places at once. (HD)
10.00 The Late Late Show
With James Corden:
Best Of The Week
Highlights of the talk show,
featuring celebrity interviews,
music and comedy sketches. (HD)
11.00 The Force: North East
(4/10) A burglar is arrested twice
within days, a helicopter is used
to find a woman heard screaming
in a park, and an argument over
cigarettes turns nasty. (R,S,HD)
12.00 Air Ambulance ER A mother
and daughter are involved in a
motorcycle crash. (R,S,HD) 1.00
Brit Cops: Law & Disorder (R,S)
2.00 Most Shocking (R,S) 3.00
Warehouse 13 (R,S,HD) 4.00
It’s Me Or The Dog (R,S) 5.006am The Dog Whisperer (R,HD)
6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Smackdown Hlts 8.00
WWE Presents: WWE 24 – Wrestlemania Monday 9.00
Sporting Records 10.00 Sporting Greats 11.00 Darts Gold
12.00 Sporting Records 1.00 Great Sporting Moments
2.00 Sporting Greats 3.00 Sporting Records 4.00 WWE
Presents: WWE 24 – Wrestlemania Monday 5.00 WWE
Smackdown 7.00 Sporting Records 7.30 Sportswomen
8.00 WWE Presents: WWE 24 – Wrestlemania Monday
9.00 WWE Late Night Raw 12.00 Super League Fulltime
12.30 Great S orting Moments 12.45 WWE From The
Vault 1.00 LIVE WWE Late Night Smackdown. Spectacular
wrestling action. 3.00 WWE Presents: WWE 24 –
Wrestlemania Monday 4.00 WWE From The Vault 4.30
Sporting Records 5.00-6am Great Sporting Moments
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ITV, 9pm
SHOWBIZ veterans
including Su Pollard,
left, Cannon & Ball and
Bernie Clifton move to
Vegas for three weeks
to prepare a one-off
variety spectacular.
Everest: World’s Greatest
Mountain, Channel 5, 9pm
LARGELY unheard of in
Europe until the first
British expeditions to
the Himalayas in the
Twenties, the world’s
highest mountain is
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FREEVIEW
9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.10 FILM The
Smurfs 2 (2013) 12.15 Emmerdale 12.45
Coronation Street 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 4.50 Judge Rinder 5.50
Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00
Two And A Half Men 9.00 FILM Bridesmaids.
Comedy starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.
(2011) 11.35 Family Guy 12.35 American Dad!
1.30 Celebrity Juice: Easter Special 2.15
Teleshopping 5.45-6am Nightscreen
Goldbergs 1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.00 How I
Met Your Mother 3.00 New Girl 4.00 Brooklyn NineNine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory
7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Extreme Cake Makers 8.00
FILM Night At The Museum. Fantasy comedy starring
Ben Stiller. (2006) 10.10 Tattoo Fixers 11.15 The Big
Bang Theory 12.10 First Dates 1.15 Tattoo Fixers
2.20 Gogglebox 3.15 First Dates 4.10 First Dates
Abroad 4.35-6am Rules Of Engagement
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! 3.00 Neighbours 3.30
Home And Away 4.00 Will & Grace 5.00 The Fresh
Prince Of Bel-Air 6.00 Neighbours 6.30 Home And
Away 7.00 Last Man Standing 8.00 World’s Scariest
Drivers 9.00 Car Crash TV 10.00 FILM Scary Movie
3. Spoof horror movie starring Anna Faris. (2003)
11.40 Wentworth Prison 12.45 Can’t Pay? We’ll
Take It Away! 2.45 Fights, Camera, Action!
3.35 Last Man Standing 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.50 Heartbeat 7.55
The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.15 Inspector Morse
12.35 The Royal 1.35 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street 3.45 Judge Judy 4.10 FILM Man
About The House (1974) 6.00 Heartbeat 7.00
Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Midsomer Murders 10.00
Scott & Bailey 12.05 A Touch Of Frost 2.00
Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Home Or Away 11.35 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come
Dine With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Home Or
Away 5.55 Kirstie And Phil’s Love It Or List It 6.55
The Secret Life Of The Zoo 7.55 Grand Designs 9.00
World’s Weirdest Homes. Charlie Luxton presents.
10.35 24 Hours In A&E 11.45 8 Out Of 10 Cats
Does Countdown 12.45 Obsessive Compulsive
Cleaners 1.45 24 Hours In A&E 2.50-3.45am
8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown
6am The Chase 7.35 Ironside 8.35 Quincy ME 9.40
Minder 10.40 The Saint 11.45 The Avengers 12.50
Ironside 1.55 Quincy ME 2.55 Minder 3.55 The
Saint 5.00 The Avengers 6.05 Storage Wars 7.05
Pawn Stars 8.00 Football’s Foreign Legion 9.00
FILM Lethal Weapon. Action thriller starring Mel
Gibson and Danny Glover. (1987) 11.15 FILM
Crank (2006) 1.00 Minder 2.05 Ax Men 2.50
Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A
Contractor 9.35 Longmire 10.20 Law & Order 11.20
NCIS: New Orleans 1.15 NCIS 2.10 Longmire 3.10
Law & Order 5.05 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
7.00 NCIS 9.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Three episodes. 11.55 Taken 12.55 CSI: NY 2.50
CSI: Miami 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
5USA freeview 21
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00
Police Force: Australia 9.00 Without A Trace 10.00
Stargate Atlantis 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00 Nothing
To Declare UK 1.00 To Catch A Smuggler: JFK
Airport 2.00 House 3.00 Police Force: Australia 4.00
Border Security: Canada’s Front Line 5.00 Animal
House 6.00 Warehouse 13 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00
Babylon 5. The past comes back to haunt Lochley.
9.00 A Haunting 11.00 Caught On Dashcam 12.00
The Force: Manchester 1.00 Air Ambulance ER
2.00 Police 10/7 3.00 Road Wars 4.00 Motorway
Patrol 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare UK
5STAR freeview 30
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.00
How I Met Your Mother 9.00 New Girl 10.00
2 Broke Girls 11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops
8.25 Dance Moms 9.10 Last Man Standing 10.05
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 11.05 On Benefits:
Famous & Claiming 12.05 Police Interceptors 1.05
6am Teleshopping 7.00 Scrapheap Challenge 8.15
Storage Hunters 9.35 American Pickers 12.40 Top
Gear Bolivia Special 2.20 Top Gear 4.00 Steve
Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge 5.00 Top Gear 7.00
QI XL 8.00 Scrappers 9.00 Would I Lie To You?
11.00 Live At The Apollo 12.00 QI 1.20 Mock The
Week 2.00 QI 3.15 Suits 4.00-6am Teleshopping
ITV3 freeview 10
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS
UNIT, 5USA, 9pm
Benson and the team sets up a trap in a bid to
find the identity of the true criminal when a
rape victim who has been drugged accuses
the wrong man of attacking her.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days 7.30 Nature’s Microworlds
8.00 BBC Young Musician: Forty Years Young 9.00
The Story Of The Jews 10.00 Why The Industrial
Revolution Happened Here 11.00 Bullseyes And
Beer: When Darts Hit Britain – Timeshift 12.00
Francesco’s Italy Top To Toe 1.00 Top Of The Pops:
1983 2.10 What Do Artists Do All Day? 2.40-3.40am
The Ruth Ellis Files: A Very British Crime Story
ITV2 freeview 6
6am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Who’s Doing
The Dishes? 7.55 Emmerdale 8.20 Coronation Street
Satellite & Digital
ITV4 freeview 24
E4 freeview 28
MORE4 freeview 14
PICK freeview 11
DAVE freeview 12
10.00 The Sheriffs Are Coming 11.00 Countryside
999 12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00 Escape To The
Country 2.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 3.00
Countryside 999 4.00 Most Haunted 5.00 Ghost
Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 8.00 The
Sheriffs Are Coming 9.00 Secret Eaters 10.00
Murder Made Me Famous. The story of cult leader
David Koresh. 11.00 Countdown To Murder 12.00
Dr G: Medical Examiner 1.00 Crime Stories 2.00
Teleshopping 4.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner 4.50
Countdown To Murder 5.40-6am DIY SOS
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Scotland’s Murder Mysteries 11.00
World War Weird 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Great
Barrier Reef With David Attenborough 2.00
Madagascar 3.00 Coast 4.00 Scotland’s Murder
Mysteries 5.00 World War Weird 6.00 Hitler’s
Champions 7.00 Deep Wreck Mysteries 8.00
Full Steam Ahead 9.00 One Foot In The Grave
11.00 Porridge 1.00 Horror In The East 2.00 The
Golden Age Of Canals 3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am DIY SOS 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Escape To
The Country 9.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Web Of Lies (2009)
10.55 FILM Circle Of Friends (2006) 12.45 FILM
Sleepless In Seattle (1993) 2.55 FILM Steel
Magnolias (1989) 5.15 FILM Hush (1998) 7.05
FILM The Lazarus Project. Thriller starring Paul
Walker. (2008) 9.00 FILM Sleeping With The Enemy.
Thriller starring Julia Roberts. (1991) 11.00 FILM
Species II. Sci-fi thriller sequel starring Natasha
Henstridge. (1998) 1.00 FILM All The King’s
Men (2006) 3.40 FILM Hope And Glory (1987)
5.50-6am Sony Movie News Extra
Rules 5.00 Friends 8.00 The Middle 8.30 Life In
Pieces 9.00 FILM The Longest Yard. Comedy
remake starring Adam Sandler. (2005) 11.10 The
Chris Ramsey Show 11.40 Impractical Jokers:
British Invasion 12.35 Russell Howard’s Stand Up
Central 1.00 South Park 4.15 Two And A Half Men
5.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 8.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit 9.00 FILM Ghost. Romantic fantasy starring
Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. (1990) 11.40
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2.20 Numb3rs
5.00-6am Teleshopping
6.10am Doctor Who 7.00 Celebrity MasterChef
8.00 Tipping Point 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Inside The
Ambulance 12.00 Tipping Point 1.00 Supernanny
US 2.00 Who Do You Think You Are? USA 3.00 My
Dream Home 5.00 Tipping Point 7.00 My Dream
Home 8.00 Inside The Ambulance 9.00 Who Do
You Think You Are? USA. Actress Jennifer Grey
traces her ancestry. 10.00 999 Rescue Squad 11.00
Gavin & Stacey. Double bill. 12.00 Inside The
Ambulance 1.15 Doctor Who 2.25 Judge Faith
3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People
8.00 Nazi Cavemen 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00
Fast N’ Loud 12.00 Fast N’ Loud Revved Up 1.00
Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier
3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush 5.00 Nazi Death
Ray 6.00 Wheeler Dealers 8.00 Gold Rush: Parker’s
Trail 10.00 Running Wild With Bear Grylls 11.00
Fast N’ Loud 12.00 Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail
1.00 How It’s Made 3.00 Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail
3.50 Running Wild With Bear Grylls 4.40 Wheeler
Dealers 5.30-6am How It’s Made
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
9.00 Assassin’s Creed (12, 2016) Fantasy. ★★
11.10 Gothika (15, 2003) Horror. ★★
1.00 Damien: Omen II (18, 1978) Horror. ★★★
3.00 Omen III: The Final Conflict (18, 1981) ★★
5.00-6am Sky Cinema Preview
REALLY freeview 17
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Fish Town 7.00 Urban Secrets 8.00 Storm City
9.00 FILM Dinosaur 13 (2014) 11.00 House 1.00
Without A Trace 2.00 Blue Bloods 3.00 The West
Wing 5.00 House 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 8.00 Blue Bloods. Danny discovers
Frank has a secret lover. 9.00 Here And Now. Ramon
makes waves at a gaming expo where his ‘Realms’
creation attracts attention. 10.10 Divorce. Frances
and Robert try to establish new ground rules for the
kids. 10.45 Crashing. Pete reunites with Ali. 11.20
SMILF 12.30 Ready Player One: Special 1.00 The
Sopranos 4.10-6am Storm City
SKY LIVING
6am Motorway Patrol 7.00 Highway Patrol 7.30
Border Patrol 8.00 UK Border Force 9.00 Criminal
Minds 10.00 Cold Case 11.00 The Biggest Loser:
Australia 12.30 The Real A&E 1.30 Air Rescue 2.00
Customs UK 3.00 Nothing To Declare 5.00 Border
Security USA 5.30 Border Security: Canada’s Front
Line 6.00 Air Rescue 7.00 The Real A&E 8.00
Elementary. Another chance to see the pilot of the
Sherlock Holmes adventure. 9.00 Chicago Fire. A
gunshot goes off inside a house during a fire.
10.00 How To Get Away With Murder. Annalise
seeks Olivia Pope’s help in fast-tracking a judicial
reform. 11.00 Criminal Minds 12.00 CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation1.00 Cold Case 2.00 Grey’s
Anatomy 3.00 Criminal Minds 4.00 Nothing To
Declare 4.30-6am The Biggest Loser: Australia
FOX
8am Monk 9.00 Body Of Proof 12.00 Bull 3.00
NCIS 9.00 Family Guy 10.00 Wolf Creek. New
series. Mick Taylor sees an opportunity after a chance
encounter with a coach full of tourists. 11.15 Family
Guy 12.15 American Dad! 1.10 Family Guy
2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00 American
Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.35am The Piglet Files 8.00 Waiting For God 8.40
Goodnight Sweetheart 9.20 Open All Hours 10.00
Last Of The Summer Wine 11.20 One Foot In The
Grave 12.00 My Hero 12.40 As Time Goes By
1.20 Waiting For God 2.00 Only Fools And Horses
2.40 Porridge 3.20 Open All Hours 4.00 Last Of The
Summer Wine 5.20 As Time Goes By 6.00 Dad’s
Army 6.40 One Foot In The Grave 7.20 Porridge
8.00 Dad’s Army 8.40 Only Fools And Horses 9.20
Mrs Brown’s Boys. Agnes tries to solve Dermot’s
relationship problems. 10.00 Bridget & Eamon
11.10 Mrs Brown’s Boys 11.50 Jack Dee Live At
The Apollo 12.50 Gimme Gimme Gimme
2.05 Bridget & Eamon 3.05 Jack Dee Live At The
Apollo 4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
8am Scrubs 9.00 My Name Is Earl 9.55 Friends
1.05 Lip Sync Battle 2.00 Friends 4.00 8 Simple
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UNIVERSAL
DISCOVERY
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain
(12, 2017) Adventure starring Josh Hartnett. ★★★
7.55 Whisky Galore! (PG, 2016) Comedy. ★★★
9.50 Cars 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★
11.45 Run The Tide (12, 2016) Drama. ★★★
1.35 Spider-Man: Homecoming (12, 2017)
Adventure starring Tom Holland. ★★★★★
4.00 Cars 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★
5.50 The Hurricane Heist: Special
6.20 Run The Tide (12, 2016) Drama. ★★★
8.00 Spider-Man: Homecoming (12, 2017)
Adventure starring Tom Holland. ★★★★★
10.20 Unforgettable (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★
12.05 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain
(12, 2017) Adventure starring Josh Hartnett. ★★★
1.55 The Beguiled (15, 2017) ★★★★
3.45 The Hurricane Heist: Special
4.15-6am The GadgetGang! In Outer Space
(U, 2017) Animation. ★★★
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
7.15am Norbit (12, 2007) Comedy. ★
9.05 The Nutty Professor (12, 1996) ★★★★
10.50 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (12, 2000)
Comedy sequel with Eddie Murphy. ★★★
12.45 Beverly Hills Cop (15, 1984) ★★★★
2.35 Beverly Hills Cop II (15, 1987) Comedy. ★★
4.25 Beverly Hills Cop III (PG, 1994) ★★
6.15 Bowfinger (12, 1999) Comedy. ★★★★
8.00 Trading Places (15, 1983) Comedy. ★★★★
10.00 Coming To America (15, 1988) ★★★
12.00 48 Hrs (15, 1982) Comedy. ★★★★
1.45 Another 48 Hrs (18, 1990) Thriller. ★★
3.30 Eddie Murphy: Raw (18, 1987) Comedy. ★★
5.10-7am Music And Lyrics (PG, 2007) ★★
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6am Armageddon (12, 1998) ★★★
8.35 Behind Enemy Lines (12, 2001) ★★
10.25 Twister (PG, 1996) Thriller. ★★★
12.25 Fearless (15, 2006) Adventure. ★★★
2.15 Birth Of The Dragon (12, 2016) ★★★
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
4.00 Behind Enemy Lines (12, 2001) ★★
6.00 Twister (PG, 1996) Thriller. ★★★
8.00 Fearless (15, 2006) Adventure. ★★★
10.00 Birth Of The Dragon (12, 2016) ★★★
11.45 Kiss Of The Dragon (18, 2001) ★★★
1.35 Bloodsport (18, 1988) Adventure. ★★
3.15 Ninja Assassin (18, 2009) Thriller. ★★
5.00-6am Sky Cinema Preview
SKY CINEMA ANIMATION
6.20am Monster Family (PG, 2017) ★★★
8.10 Ice Age (U, 2002) Animation. ★★★
9.40 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★
11.25 Kubo And The Two Strings (PG, 2016)
Animated adventure. ★★★★★
1.15 Monster House (PG, 2006) ★★★★
2.55 Monster Family (PG, 2017) Animation. ★★★
4.45 Ice Age (U, 2002) Animation. ★★★
6.15 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★
8.00 Kubo And The Two Strings (PG, 2016)
Animated adventure. ★★★★★
9.50 Monster House (PG, 2006) ★★★★
11.25 Ozzy: The Great Furscape (U, 2016)
Animated adventure. ★★★
1.05 The Ant Bully (U, 2006) Animation. ★★
2.45 Top Cat Begins (U, 2015) Animation. ★★
4.25-6am Blinky Bill: The Movie (PG, 2015)
Animated adventure. ★★★
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
6.45am Aftermath (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★★
8.25 Ray (15, 2004) Drama. ★★★★
11.00 William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
(12, 1996) Drama with Claire Danes. ★★★★★
1.05 A United Kingdom (12, 2016) ★★★★
3.00 The Man Who Knew Infinity (12, 2015)
Drama starring Jeremy Irons. ★★★★
4.55 William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
(12, 1996) Drama with Claire Danes. ★★★★★
7.00 Ray (15, 2004) Drama. ★★★★
9.35 Fifty Shades Darker (18, 2017) ★★★
11.35 A United Kingdom (12, 2016) ★★★★
1.35 Jasper Jones (12, 2017) Mystery. ★★★★
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Nick Grimshaw 10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Greg James 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00
The 8th With Charlie Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00
Annie Nightingale 3.00 Comedy: Scott & Chris 4.006.30am Early Breakfast Show With Adele Roberts
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Schumann (R) 1.00 News 1.02
Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 4.30 BBC
Young Musician 2018 5.00 In Tune 7.00 In Tune Mixtape
7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 Free Thinking Festival
10.45 The Essay: The Book That Changed Me 11.00
Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night (R)
6.30am Sara Cox 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine 2.00
Steve Wright 5.00 Mary Portas 7.00 Jamie Cullum 8.00
Ana Matronic 10.00 Blood On The Tracks 11.00 Nigel
Ogden 11.30 Listen To The Band 12.00 Sounds Of The
80s (R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlist 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz
6am Today 9.00 The Long View 9.30 Nature’s Great
Invaders (R) 9.45 Book Of The Week: Factfulness 9.45
LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00 Moving
To The Red Planet (R) 11.30 The Voices Of 12.00 News;
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
3.30 Maggie’s Plan (15, 2015) Comedy. ★★★
5.20-7.20am Sabrina (U, 1954) ★★★★★
SKY CINEMA HITS
6.45am Racing Hearts (12, 2014) Drama. ★★★
8.35 The Ottoman Lieutenant (12, 2017) Drama
starring Michiel Huisman. ★★★★
10.35 Doctor Strange (12, 2016) ★★★★
12.35 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s
Revenge – Special
1.05 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (12,
2017) Fantasy starring Charlie Hunnam. ★★★
3.15 Pelé: Birth Of A Legend (PG, 2016) ★★★★
5.15 Table 19 (12, 2017) Comedy. ★★★
7.00 Doctor Strange (12, 2016) Fantasy. ★★★★
9.00 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (12,
2017) Fantasy starring Charlie Hunnam. ★★★
11.10 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. ★★★
1.05 Nocturnal Animals (15, 2016) ★★★★
3.10 The Sixth Sense (15, 1999) ★★★★★
5.05-7am Pelé: Birth Of A Legend (PG, 2016)
Biopic of the Brazilian footballer. ★★★★
SKY CINEMA GREATS
6am The Sugarland Express (PG, 1974) ★★★★
8.00 Minority Report (12, 2002) ★★★★
10.30 Jurassic Park (PG, 1993) Action adventure
starring Sam Neill and Laura Dern. ★★★★★
12.40 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG, 1997)
Adventure sequel with Jeff Goldblum. ★★★
2.55 Amistad (15, 1997) Drama. ★★★
5.30 Minority Report (12, 2002) Sci-fi thriller
starring Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell. ★★★★
8.00 Jurassic Park (PG, 1993) Action adventure
starring Sam Neill and Laura Dern. ★★★★★
10.10 Ready Player One: Special
10.40 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG, 1997)
Adventure sequel with Jeff Goldblum. ★★★
12.55 Amistad (15, 1997) Drama. ★★★
3.40 The Sugarland Express (PG, 1974) Steven
Spielberg’s drama with Goldie Hawn. ★★★★
5.40-6am The Top Ten Show 2018
LW: Shipping 12.04 Home Front 12.15 Call You And
Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The World At One 1.45 Voices
Of The First World War 2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama:
Finding Love At The End Of The World 3.00 Short Cuts
3.30 Costing The Earth 4.00 The Followership Game
4.30 Great Lives 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping 5.57 Weather
6.00 News 6.30 Love In Recovery (R) 7.00 The Archers
7.15 Front Row 7.45 A Book Of Middle Eastern Food
8.00 The Trans Revolution 8.40 In Touch 9.00
Inconspicuous Consumption (R) 9.30 The Long View (R)
10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime: Rabbit
Is Rich 11.00 Intensive Carey (R) 11.30 The Digital
Human (R) 12.00 News And Weather 12.30 Book Of The
Week: Factfulness (R) 12.48 Shipping 1.00 As BBC
6.25am Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: So The
Drama (U, 2005) Animation. ★★★
7.45 Wreck-It Ralph (PG, 2012) ★★★★
9.35 Finding Dory (U, 2016) Animation. ★★★★
11.20 Tinker Bell (U, 2008) Animation. ★★
12.50 Dinosaur (PG, 2000) Animation. ★★★
2.20 Lou (U, 2017) Animation. ★★★★
2.30 101 Dalmatians (U, 1996) Comedy. ★★★
4.20 Finding Dory (U, 2016) Animation. ★★★★
6.10 Wreck-It Ralph (PG, 2012) ★★★★
8.00 101 Dalmatians (U, 1996) Comedy. ★★★
9.50 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (U, 2001)
Animation with the voice of Michael J Fox. ★★★★
11.30 Return To Oz (PG, 1985) Fantasy. ★★★
1.30 Dinosaur (PG, 2000) Animation. ★★★
3.05 Tex (PG, 1982) Drama. ★★★★
4.55-6.25am College Road Trip (U, 2008) ★
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
SKY CINEMA CLASSICS
6.40am Moonwalkers (15, 2015) Comedy. ★★
8.20 Drop Zone (15, 1994) Thriller. ★★
10.05 Southern Fury (18, 2017) ★★
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5.30 War Dogs (15, 2016) Comedy. ★★★★
7.25 The Hatton Garden Job (15, 2017) ★★★★
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11.05 Wild Things (18, 1998) Thriller. ★★★
1.15 K-Shop (18, 2016) Horror. ★★★
3.25 Dog Eat Dog (18, 2016) Thriller. ★★
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11am ParaNorman (PG, 2012) ★★★★
12.50 Kiki’s Delivery Service (PG, 1989)
Animated fantasy. ★★★★★
3.05 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (U,
2011) comedy starring Zachary Gordon. ★★★
5.10 Johnny English (PG, 2003) Comedy. ★★★
6.50 Last Holiday (12, 2006) Comedy. ★★
9.00 The Last Witch Hunter (12, 2015) ★★
11.05 The Grand Budapest Hotel (15, 2014)
Comedy drama starring Ralph Fiennes. ★★★★
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★★★★ 9.30 Sunset Boulevard (PG, 1950)
★★★★★ 11.30 The Good, The Bad And The
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2.35 The King And I (U, 1956) Musical. ★★★★
5.00 The Graduate (12, 1967) ★★★★★
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GREAT British Bake Off star
PAUL HOLLYWOOD doesn’t
hold back when judging
contestants’ bakes.
But he was anything but tart
to telly icon TERI HATCHER in
the Stand Up To Cancer
special, on Channel 4 tonight.
The flirtatious chef gushed
over the Desperate
Housewives star’s muffins
before giving her a coveted
Hollywood handshake.
Teri, above, faced off against
chat-show host ALAN CARR,
Paralympian KADEENA COX
and comedian AISLING BEA,
in the signature challenge.
Paul said: “They do look
incredible. The height that
you’ve got, the colour that
you’ve managed to achieve.
Wow. I’ve never seen anything
like it, I think it tastes unique.”
Paul will be hoping his new
lover Summer MonteysFullam doesn’t mind his
flirting when she tunes in.
Yesterday, the barmaid, who
is 30 years his junior, deleted
her Instagram account after
The Sun on Sunday revealed
their romantic trip to Mauritius.
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bit
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SHONA tells David he needs
to stop messing her about on
CORONATION STREET.
Soon afterwards, he
quizzes Maria about HIV tests,
before heading to an STI
clinic. He gives them Gary’s
name, but when they start
asking about his recent sexual
history, David bottles it and
runs for the door.
At home, Shona has packed
a bag but, as she heads out,
David grabs her and kisses
her passionately.
Elsewhere, Craig’s
obsessive compulsive
disorder rituals are becoming
harder to control.
Meanwhile, on
EMMERDALE, Brenda
rumbles Laurel and Bob
again. With revenge on the
brain, she gets payback when
she finds Laurel’s purse on a
table. This won’t end well.
JESSIE
WALLACE’s
return to EastEnders
was never going to be lowkey. Here, her character Kat
Slater has met her match with
mouthy Karen Taylor, played by
LORRAINE STANLEY, left. The
pair attempt to put their
differences aside in tonight’s
episode – but end up in a row in
the launderette, flinging their
washing at each other.
Talk about airing your
dirty laundry in
public . . .
Banjo’s got
some neck
GOING through childbirth three times
hasn’t stopped EMMA WILLIS wanting to
get closer to the action – as she has signed
up to a show about midwifery.
The TV presenter, who hosts The Voice
and Big Brother, is fronting a new UKTV
documentary series called Emma Willis:
Delivering Babies.
The W Channel six-parter will see her
spend three months in a hospital as a
maternity care assistant.
Emma will work day and night shifts, and
be responsible for admitting prospective
parents into the ward, taking blood
pressure and assisting in
birthing suites.
The host, right, who
is married to Busted
rocker
MATT,
was
inspired to follow in her
mother’s
footsteps,
after she spent 40 years
working in a hospital.
Emma said: “If I
wasn’t doing my
current job, I would
have loved to work
in a hospital. Blood,
guts
and
the
workings of the
body have always
fascinated me.
“I can’t wait to fully
immerse myself in a
busy maternity ward,
alongside the truly
incredible midwives
and nurses who
work there day in,
day out.”
The
mumsto-be will be in for
a shock . . .
DANCER OUT TO WIN BGT SECOND TIME
ASHLEY BANJO has persuaded three troupes of
celebrities to strip naked in
front of the nation.
And now the DIVERSITY star
has his heart set on another
unprecedented
challenge
—
winning Britain’s Got Talent
for a second time.
I can reveal the dancer
and choreographer behind
the hit ITV show The Real
Full Monty has entered the
Diversity youth team into
this year’s series.
The
body-popping
youngsters,
called
Diversity Juniors,
aka DVJ, are
masterminded
by
Ashley,
and
have
already
been
a
hit
with
audiences and the judging panel
during auditions.
A source said: “Ashley really
could
make
history
here,
Diversity Juniors are that good.
“He’s
very
much
behind
the scenes but is certainly
the driving force behind
their success. It’s going to
take something strong to
beat them.”
It’s not the first time
some of the DVJ have
performed on BGT.
They appeared alongside Ashley and his
Diversity
co-dancers
for a special performance
at
last
year’s final.
Afterwards,
Ashley,
left,
hinted that a new generation of
stars were on the horizon,
having conceded he was getting
“too old” to perform highenergy moves.
Diversity caused a stir when
they
beat
favourite
SUSAN
BOYLE to win the Britain’s Got
Talent crown in 2009.
They have since gone on to
perform their own tours across
the UK, while Ashley has seen
his profile grow as a judge on
Sky One’s Got To Dance and
ITV’s Dancing On Ice.
But he is also now known
for his role in The Real Full
Monty specials in which himself
and
groups
of
celebrities
stripped off on stage to raise
awareness of cancer.
He’ll be eyeing a role on the
BGT judging panel next . . .
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fool l Shayne Ward pledges ‘memorable’ Corrie exit
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I am 24 and my boyfriend is 37.
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mean it would necessarily work as a
lasting relationship – especially as he
already has a child and parenthood is
something you don’t feel ready for
right now.
It would be very wrong to cut him
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MY mum says she was heartbroken when I told her about
my wedding plans.
My fiancé and I decided to
get married in a register office
with just the witnesses, as we
have big families. We will then
have a family meal later on.
I was married before and
had the big white wedding. I
don’t want that again. I am 36
and my fiancé is 37. We have
been together for three years.
Mum says it means nothing
and she doesn’t want to come
Dear Deidre
I’VE fallen for a gorgeous
woman at work but she just
sees me as a friend. It is
breaking my heart.
I’m a man of 48, separated
from my wife of 20 years. She
is 45. We won’t get back
together. This woman is 24
and it is killing me that she
doesn’t feel the same way.
She works for me, so I see
her almost every day.
I don’t want to lose her as a
mate but I am finding it
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to the family occasion. I can’t
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is
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be anything more to her
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WRESTLING men for money
brings in extra cash for my
girlfriend – but I’m not
comfortable with it.
She says she likes the
power she has over blokes.
She is very strong and I
believe her when she says
she usually wins.
I’m 31 and she is 29. We’ve
been together for four
months. Her online profile
clearly states no sex or nudity
but some men she wrestles
want her to wear a bikini.
She says there’s no sexual
contact of any kind and I
accept that – but she
wrestled a guy recently who
was very happy for her to pin
him and lie on top of him for
the entire session.
I can’t help thinking he was
using her for thrills.
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the guys she wrestles do
get a buzz out of it – but
what should be important to
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I CAN’T wait to graduate this
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We’re both girls aged 21
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But where do you start
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Ella d’Amato of online firm
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gives LYNSEY CLARKE
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BUCKING
UP YOUR
IDEAS
BUILD ON YOUR PASSIONS:
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How does their business
seem to be doing? Do not be
put off by competition, but
think about how to do it
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also learn from how well their
business has done so far.
NETWORK: Be proactive
and speak to others in your
industry to gain insight.
Add entrepreneurs on
LinkedIn, join creative
organisations and check out
local small business events
on Facebook. It will help you
meet people and find out
more about the market for
your product. At notonthehighstreet.com we run Pitch
Ups nationwide, where we
meet small businesses and
hear their ideas. This a great
way for business owners in
the area to get to know each
other as well as us.
FIND THE TIME: Be willing to
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DAILY
Checked
coat, £45,
M&S;
dress, £46,
Topshop
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Edited by
JOELY
CHILCOTT
Mac, £85,
River Island;
top, £29,
Topshop;
skirt, £49.99,
Zara; bag,
£70, Dune;
shoes, £48
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style will see you
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summer
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We love this
leather-look one.
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and texture gives a
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denim skirt,
£49.99, Zara;
top, £8.99,
New Look;
bag, £25,
M&S
Mad macs
Clear coat,
£65, Topshop;
top, £46, Sister
Jane; jeans,
£15, M&S; bag,
£17.99, Pull &
Bear; belt,
£9.99, New
Look; boots,
£89, Office
DIG THE
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TRENCH
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Don’t limit yourself
to a knee-length
coat – why not try a
cropped style
for size?
IT’S the return of the
mac – with a twist.
Trench coats have
long been a fashion
staple but this
wardrobe essential has
now been given a
welcome revamp.
Cream is the classic
colour but now you can
get them in all shades,
shapes and textures.
CLEMMIE FIELDSEND
picks the best.
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TIP
A bold plastic
mac is great for
when your outfit is
too good to cover
up – and being
waterproof is a
bonus
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trousers,
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DAILY
SIMPLE FOODS
CHUNKY POTATO
AND CHICKEN SOUP
(Serves four)
Prep: 10mins; Cook 15mins
YOU NEED:
3 fluffy potatoes (such as
Maris Piper or King Edward)
peeled and cut into 2cm dice
4 chicken thighs
20g butter
1 tsp plain flour
2 tsp olive oil
2 leeks, thinly sliced
750ml chicken stock
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp parsley
COOK the chicken thighs in the olive oil in
a frying pan until golden.
Meanwhile, in a medium/large
saucepan, cook the leeks and garlic in the
butter over a low heat until soft for about
7 minutes. Add the plain flour and stir.
Pour in the chicken stock, add the
potatoes and bring to a simmer.
Pop the chicken in and cook for about
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10 minutes, then remove the chicken and
shred with a fork.
Keep the soup simmering away while
you work on the chicken, then add the
meat back into the pan with fresh thyme
and season with salt and pepper.
Serve the soup with fresh parsley and
bread.
lRecipe from lovepotatoes.co.uk
PINEAPPLES
are proving popular
with foodies and fashionistas alike. The tropical
fruit has eclipsed trendy
avocado – with sales soaring
14 per cent in a year.
Here, JO POULTNEY
picks Pineapple-themed
products that are all
the rage on the
High Street.
Warrah
iPhone
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£5.99,
amazon
.co.uk
Bag, £6,
Primark
Sunglasses,
£3.99, New Look
Money
Box,
£5,
Flying
Tiger
Stores
Mason
Jar 2pack,
£4,
George
Home
Happy
Socks,
£9.95,
John
Lewis
Solar
String
Lights
(165cm)
, £12,
Matalan
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GRAN USES HUMOUR
By LYNSEY CLARKE
and KIM READER
SITTING on the sofa, Shelley
Sheppard
listens
to
her
husband and five children chat
about the film she watched
with them last night.
SUPPORT
. . . Shelley
with Paul
She cannot remember a thing about it.
At the age of just 44, Shelley has been
diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The former carer now relies on notes on a
blackboard to remember to do simple tasks such
as turning off the oven, putting on a wash or
recalling certain words.
Shelley, who lives in Newark, Notts, with
husband Paul, 49, is mum to Alesha, 25, Chloe,
23, Keira, 21, Kaylea, 16, and Shannon, 15.
Her memories started to become muddled
three years ago when her mum, Anne, was
dying of lung cancer. Anne passed away,
aged 72, in November 2015.
Shelley, who had cared for her, says:
“When my mum was sick I started
using a diary because I couldn’t keep
everything straight in my head.
“I put it down to stress and worry
but it kept getting worse. The kids
would come in and speak to Paul
about having organised to go out
with friends and I would have no
idea what they were talking about.
“They would say they had told me
but I was adamant they hadn’t. It
was so confusing.
“Paul and I have never argued, but
we started to have these little spats.”
Tension grew as Shelley became
unable to remember more and more
things and could not understand why.
She says: “The more the kids and Paul
would tell me about things I couldn’t
remember, the more I felt like they were
all doing it to gang up on me.
“It made me so angry. I just kept
asking myself, ‘Why would they say these
things?’. I felt like they were trying to
make me look stupid.
“When I forget something, it doesn’t feel
like I can’t remember — it feels like things
never happened. It felt like everybody I
loved was lying to me.”
‘I was shocked – I didn’t know
you could get it so young’
After consulting her GP about dizzy
spells she was also having, Shelley was
sent for an MRI scan.
She says: “It showed that I had had a
silent stroke. I thought that made sense.
It explained why my memory had been
so bad. But I was sent for cognitive
testing and a Pet scan which revealed I
have early-onset Alzheimer’s.
“I was shocked — I had never even
heard of it before. I didn’t know you
could get it so young.
“I came home and did some research
and it explained everything. I actually
felt relief at first. It is a horrible
diagnosis but it is better than thinking
your family is lying to you.
“I soon realised I was going to have
to put my complete trust in Paul and
the kids. If they told me something
had happened, I needed to believe
them. It’s not an easy thing to do.”
According to Alzheimer’s Research
UK, only four per cent of people
with the disease are under 65.
Deputy store manager Paul,
who has been married to Shelley
for 16 years, admits his wife’s
diagnosis has been tough.
But he is standing by her
every step of the way.
Paul says: “When Shelley’s
diagnosis sank in, she sat me
down and told me she wasn’t
going to put me through having
to look after her and explained
that she could take her own life.
“Realising that this is a lifetime thing had
got her quite low and depressed. I was
absolutely devastated to hear her talk like that.
“The worst thing is I couldn’t tell her it would
get better. I felt completely helpless.
“All I can do is explain to her that no
matter what happens, she will never
be a burden.
“Shelley has always looked after
us and she’s always been able to
keep on top of five things at once.
“This illness has taken that
away from her, and now she
needs our help.
“The girls have been
amazing. They’re always
helping out.
“But it takes its toll
on all of us. My worst
nightmare is the day
Shelley wakes up
Women are
twice as likely
to get Alzheimer’s
as men – partly
because they
live longer
and
doesn’t know me.” For Shelley,
forgetting the existence of her
loved ones is also by far the hardest part
of the condition she has to face — but she
knows it is inevitable.
It means she has complicated feelings about
the impending arrival of her third grandchild in
May — for her it will be
heartbreaking as well as joyful.
Shelley and Paul already
have two grandsons, Chloe’s
son
Jaiden
and
Keira’s
firstborn Layton, who are
both four.
Shelley says: “I know I will
forget them — it is an
inevitable part of the disease.
“But I can’t imagine me
sitting
there
in
complete
ignorance while my family’s
hearts are breaking because I
don’t know who they are. It
REMINDER . . . notes on fridge
1GM
TO COPE WITH A NIGHTMARE
Tuesday April 3 2018
520,000
people have
Alzheimer’s in
the UK – 40,000
of them aged
under 65
I have
Alzheimer’s
at 44. It’s
terrifying I’ll
forget my
loved ones
UNITED . . .
Shelley, Paul,
Kaylea and
Shannon
Depression,
diabetes and
high blood
pressure
raise the risk of
Alzheimer’s
hurts too much to think about it. My longterm memories are better and our two
grandsons have both just turned four so I
know them.
“What if I forget my new granddaughter? It
is terrifying. We all try to stay positive and we
try to joke about it as much as possible.
“When I tell people about sharing my story I
ask if they want my autograph now before I
forget my own name.
“You have to joke because if you didn’t you
would just sit and cry all the time.
“It was the same with my mum when she
was diagnosed with lung cancer and told she
didn’t have very long. She said, ‘We will get
through this if we keep laughing’.”
Shelley has been prescribed Donepezil,
which is designed to improve understanding
and behaviour in Alzheimer’s patients, but
Shelley has experienced some side effects.
She says: “The tablets make me really
sensitive to sound. It’s a new development over
the past couple of months.
“If the house is full of people and there are
different conversations going on I find it really
hard to follow. And I struggle to cope with all
the noise.”
Shelley has also found it difficult to come to
terms with her diagnosis, particularly due to
the lack of support for young sufferers.
She says: “Sometimes, especially when I
have a good day, I think to myself, ‘It can’t be
Alzheimer’s, I’m not that bad’.
It’s like when you wake up and
think, ‘What did I do last night?’
“You can’t help but question it, especially
when it is so rare. But then I have a bad day
and I think the doctors have got it spot on.
“It’s like when you’ve had a good night out
and you wake up and think, ‘Oh my God,
what did I do last night?’ — it’s like that
every day.
“It is difficult and there’s not a lot
of support for younger people with dementia
or Alzheimer’s.
“There are support meetings nearby but
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everyone is in their eighties and what they’re
going through is so different to my case.
“I’ve never met anyone my age who has it.
I want to speak to someone else who is
suffering and for them to understand and say,
‘Me too’.
“I have started to forget the date and some
words now, too. I have a whiteboard and Paul
writes things on there for me every morning
before he goes to work.”
There is no real prognosis for Shelley’s
condition as doctors cannot say how it will
progress so, for now, the family must simply
make the most of every day.
Paul says: “When Shelley got her diagnosis,
she said she wanted to hire a wedding dress
and do our wedding photos again.
“She actually wore a suit on our wedding
day, so we want to have some pictures of her
in a dress for our girls.
“It’s hard to think about the future but, from
the beginning, we’ve always promised to
handle it with a sense of humour.
“It’s the only way and it helps.”
GUEST . . . Kris and Ashley
FULL MONTY
IS REAL DEAL
By KRIS HALLENGA
WOULD you bare all for a good cause?
By bare all, I mean get your boobs or
winky out in front of a massive group
of strangers, on live TV?
Well that’s what a group of celebs
did last week on ITV’s The Real Full
Monty in the name of breast cancer
and male cancer awareness.
A group of celeb chaps bravely
recreated the original strip routine
from Nineties film The Full Monty,
which was choreographed by the
lovely Ashley Banjo. Then the next day
it was the ladies’ turn – and they
danced to This Is Me from movie The
Greatest Showman in a routine also
choreographed by Ashley.
Eight women took part, all with
some kind of connection to breast
cancer. The group included breast
cancer survivor Victoria Derbyshire,
who shared her treatment journey
through regular vlogs.
But sharing her naked chest with the
world was a whole new kettle of fish
and we watched as she went through
mental turmoil during rehearsals, and
later flourished on stage.
I personally feel disconnected from
my boobs so the thought of getting
them out in front of strangers doesn’t
scare me at all.
Ginormous boost
Maybe it’s because I’ve had to get
my chest out so many times, to so
many doctors, that I just have a real
sense of ambivalence towards my one
remaining boob.
I guess it’s not so much about going
topless and more about being so
vulnerable and having to let go of so
many fears – the kind of stuff cancer
makes you confront on a daily basis.
Michelle Heaton, who now has
breast implants after a voluntary
preventive double mastectomy, says
her chest doesn’t feel like hers any
more, but you could see that the
performance gave her a ginormous
boost, a bit like therapy.
You never know which viewers might
have been putting off going to see a
doctor and who had never considered
checking their boobs before.
Ashley Banjo and the women visited
Boob HQ during the filming to get an
insight in to what we do at CoppaFeel!.
Of course they all had to experience
wearing our giant boob costumes too,
which they then paraded on the
London Underground and around
Brixton High Street, chatting boobs to
anyone who would listen.
It was great to be part of what was
potentially a life-saving show.
If you missed it live, you can still
catch up on ITV Player.
Just coppafeel and look
out for the following...
LOOK for changes
in skin texture
such as puckering
LOOK for swelling
in your armpit or
around collarbone
FEEL for lumps
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in discharge
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has proved he can go solo on that remote.
BILLY TAYLOR
Saturday Night Takeaway — no
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MARIE GOSNEY come in, expect bins to be empBillingham, Teesside tied on to streets as people look
I WONDER if those who com- for items to get money back on.
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many books Ken’s getting
Carolyn Harris should
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GARY MARTIN
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I SEE Wayne Rooney, pictured,
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ANTHONY CURRANT
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THE
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IS
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Shafee Elsheikh and their thug
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They say killings of innocent
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TOM RITCHIE
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THE two Londoners accused of
being part of the IS “Beatles”
beheading
gang
should
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considered their actions before
allying themselves with such a
barbaric group.
BARRIE LOVE
Portsmouth
IT is typical of the brazenness
and hypocrisy of IS jihadis to
expect be treated with more
fairness and compassion than
they have ever shown others.
Did the IS beheading cell give
their captives a fair trial? No.
They gave them no trial, only
murder in cold blood.
DIANE SILVA
Lytham St Annes, Lancs
THESE two terrorists are accused
of being part of the terror cell
that beheaded British people and
others with swords. Now the
sword is at their own throats and
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VINCE LOWERY
Seaham, Co Durham
THE two IS scum who turned
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KERRY, West Wales
WHY over this Easter period
were there no religious films?
up for all
ethnicities.
BM, Biggleswade, Beds
them out. If they come back here
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greedy
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KEITH BLADES
Haslemere, Surrey
JEREMY CORBYN “should have
gone to Specsavers” because he
fails to see the anti-Semitism in
the Labour Party, his toxic pals,
and UK enemies around the
world.
ROY DAVIES
Northwich, Cheshire
I JOINED the Labour Party
because Jeremy Corbyn was a
leader I could totally trust.
I knew of his work in politics
and was delighted when he
became elected as leader.
He is a man of great integrity,
compassion and wisdom, speaking
faiths
and
DAVID THOMAS
Pontyclun, Mid Glam
A CORNERED Jeremy Corbyn
has pathetically claimed that the
anti-Semitism blighting Labour
was difficult to spot because it’s
“closer to home”.
Other Labour MPs warned
Corbyn of anti-Semitism a year
ago. Yet he refused to act upon it.
How can he claim to be in the
dark over such a dangerous and
controversial flaw in the party?
He needs to sort it out instead
of coming up with feeble excuses.
He’s the only one who can.
STEVIE SMITH
North Shields, Tyne and Wear
WHAT an exceptional article by
Sir Mike Penning in The Sun on
Sunday explaining the dangers on
our streets due to knife crime.
What we need is more community police who can infiltrate and
see where the problems start.
Losing this option due to Government cuts has gone a long way to
allowing these problems to fester.
Giving the police power to stop
and search and bringing in
heavier prison sentences and
more community officers is the
answer. Until this is done, knife
crime will continue to rise.
BRIAN HENRY
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
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THIS is the world’s best brainteaser. Each grid number in our Word
Workout game represents a letter. So if you think 4 is the letter A, write A
in all the squares with a 4. All the alphabet is used and we have supplied
some letters to start you off. We will print the answers tomorrow.
YESTERDAY – ACROSS: Aqua, Firm, Enact, Unbar, Ark, Enter, Easel,
Udder, Amuse, Eon, Eject, Gauze, Blah, Lope. DOWN: Quart, Attar, Fluke,
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ACROSS: 1 S-nook-er(ies) 5 Col-ic
8 Trade 9 Spinner 10 H-armless 11 AblE
13 (P)Laying 15 Blow up 18 Feat (Feet)
19 Quayside 22 (T)Ennob-le 23 Ac-Ted
24 H-edge 25 Sh-ear-ed
DOWN: 1 Satchel 2 On air
3 Kneel(Neil)-(k)ing 4 Resist 5 Chin(a)
6 Long-bow 7 Car-v-e 12 Play-mate
14 Y-earned 16 P-lead-ed 17 Duress
18 Flesh 20 In-(Exe)ter 21 OB-o-E
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LINGFIELD AW FLAT
2.20
ENHANCED PLACES AT 188BET HANDICAP (Class 5);
3-y-o; value to the winner £3,752; 5f. (7 runners)
1 (4) 422221- GOLD FILIGREE 136 R Hughes 9-8....................................... S W Kelly 94
2 (3)
1772- DOTTED SWISS 133 (C) R Hannon 9-7............................ T Marquand 97
3 (6) 331040- FIRENZE ROSA 214 (D) J Bridger 9-4.................................. L Morris l99
4 (7) 5-31222 SIR HECTOR 39 (CD) C Wallis 9-4 ........................................ W Carson 96
5 (2)
2506- PRINCESS KEIRA 181 M Quinn 9-4 .......................................... F Berry 98
6 (5) 87-3112 WARRIOR’S VALLEY 20 (T;BF,CD) D C Griffiths 8-12.......... A Atzeni 93
7 (1) 048473- BLESSED TO EMPRESS 138 (D) A Murphy 8-10................ D Probert 95
BETTING: 9-4 Warrior’s Valley, 7-2 Gold Filigree, 4 Dotted Swiss, 5 Sir Hector
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
on same pace, 3rd (btn 21/4l) (7 ran)
GOLD FILIGREE (8-9) 9-2 tracked
(Lingfield 5f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
leader, ridden, stayed on well to lead
towards finish, bt Puds (9-0) nk (11 PRINCESS KEIRA (9-0) 11-2 with
leader, ridden 1f out, 6th of 9 (btn
ran) (W’hampton 6f (5) £4,528 AW).
61/4l) to All Out (9-0) (Nottingham 5f
DOTTED SWISS (9-7) 3-1 stayed on,
mdn (4) £5,175 good to soft).
btn 1l by Joegogo (9-6) (5 ran)
WARRIOR’S VALLEY (8-9) 4-9 fav led,
(Lingfield 5f hcap (5) £2,911 AW).
ridden and pressed run-in, headed
FIRENZE ROSA (9-7) 10-1 weakened,
line, btn nk by Samovar (9-1) (5 ran)
last of 10 (btn 14l) to Spoof (9-5)
(Southwell 5f hcap (5) £4,140 AW).
(Sandown 5f hcap (5) £4,528 good).
SIR HECTOR (9-9) 3-1 handy, stayed BLESSED TO EMPRESS (9-7) 9-2 in
3
rear, ridden 2f out, ran on, 3rd of 9
on final furlong, btn 1 /4l by Rock On
(btn 2l) to Magic Pulse (9-1) (ChelmsBaileys (9-1) WARRIOR’S VALLEY
ford 5f hcap (6) £3,234 AW).
(8-2) 25-1 led until final furlong, kept
2.55
US MASTERS 6 PLACES AT 188BET NOVICE MEDIAN
AUCTION STAKES (5); 2-y-o; £3,752; 5f. (8 runners)
1 (7)
INDUCT G Kelleway 9-2................................................................... L Morris
2 (1)
JUNGLE INTHEBUNGLE M Channon 9-2 ................................... C Bishop
3 (8)
KINGI COMPTON A Watson 9-2 ................................................ E Greatrex
4 (5)
KG COURAGE P Evans 8-11.......................................................... K O’Neill
5 (6)
LADY PRANCEALOT P Evans 8-11............................................... J F Egan
6 (2)
PENNIESFROMHEAVEN D Ivory 8-11...................................... J Duern (3)
7 (4)
PHYLLIS W G M Turner 8-11........................................................ W Carson
8 (3)
SANDY HEARTBEAT D Ivory 8-11............................................... R Hornby
BETTING: 15-8 Kingi Compton, 3 Jungle Inthebungle, 6 Phyllis, 7 Lady Prancealot
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2
2017: Corinthia Knight 9-2 O Murphy 13-2 (A Watson) drawn 4, 7 ran.
3.25
TAKE THE REINS SELLING STAKES (6); value to the
winner £3,105; 1m 2f.
(8 runners)
1 (5) -210441 CARVELAS 18 J R Jenkins 9-10-4................................... G Mangan (7) 95
2 (4) -787979 GUNNER MOYNE 12 (T,V) E Owen 6-10-0....................... G Mahon (5) 89
3 (7) 23-5700 TOPAMICHI 10 (B;BF,D) M Appleby 8-10-0............................ L Morris 94
4 (3) -808853 BOOKMAKER 27 (P;C) J Bridger 8-9-10 ................................ K O’Neill 82
5 (2) 3/609-9 DOWN TIME 88 (B) P Midgley 8-9-10 .................................... D Costello —
6 (6) 00809-8 SANDACRES 76 (TH) L Mongan 5-9-10............................. G Downing 72
7 (1)
76-6 LENIN 76 J S Moore 3-8-5 .......................................................... L Jones 89
8 (8)
27-45 THE JUNGLE VIP 20 M Johnston 3-8-5 ............................. H Bentley l99
BETTING: 9-4 The Jungle Vip, 3 Topamichi, 4 Carvelas, 6 Lenin, 10 Down Time
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Viewpoint 8-9-11 A Rawlinson 4-6 Fav (M Appleby) drawn 3, 6 ran.
CARVELAS (8-5) 11-4 jt fav ridden 2f
out, challenged 1f out, led finish, bt
Six Silver Lane (9-0) ns (9 ran)
(Dundalk 1m 3f claim €6,160 AW).
GUNNER MOYNE (9-2) 14-1 always
towards rear, 9th of 11 (btn 7l) to
Tilsworth Lukey (9-5) (Chelmsford
City 11/4m hcap (7) £2,588 AW).
TOPAMICHI (9-4) 3-1 fav pushed
along, faded, 11th of 12 (btn 15l) to
Framley Garth (8-12) (Doncaster
11/4m app hcap (5) £3,752 soft).
BOOKMAKER (9-6) 16-1 prominent,
every chance 1f out, one pace, 3rd
of 14 (btn 1 1 / 2l) to Tarseekh (9-7)
(Kempton 1m hcap (7) £2,588 AW).
3.55
FORM
DOWN TIME (10-0) 10-1 keen, tracked
leaders, faded, last of 9 (well btn) to
Serenity Now (11-3) (Southwell
13/4m amat hcap (5) £3,619 AW).
SANDACRES (8-5) 33-1 in touch, ridden and faded 2f out, 8th of 9 (btn
15l) to Sky Marshal (9-1) (Lingfield
1m 5f hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
LENIN (9-1) 33-1 pushed along 5f out,
ridden 2f out, faded, 6th of 7 (well
btn) to Perfect Illusion (9-4) (Lingfield 11/2m mdn auct (6) £3,105 AW).
THE JUNGLE VIP (8-7) 7-2 tracked
leader until halfway, weakened, 5th
of 6 (btn 83/4l) to Line House (8-6)
(Southwell 7f nov (5) £3,881 AW).
188BET UP TO £75 CASH BONUS NOVICE STAKES
(5); 3-y-o; winner £3,752; 1m.
(9 runners)
1 (7)
76- APEX PREDATOR 207 S Durack 9-2 .................................... D Probert 96
2 (1)
870- CLAN MCGREGOR 147 S Durack 9-2................................... S W Kelly 98
3 (8)
3- KAWASIR 174 R Varian 9-2.................................................... J Crowley 89
4 (5)
2526- KEY PLAYER 122 E J-Houghton 9-2....................................... C Bishop 92
5 (3)
22- OSTILIO 139 (H,TH) S Crisford 9-2 ...................................... A Atzeni l99
6 (4)
7 POSSIBLY SO 83 D Elsworth 9-2 .............................................. S Levey 80
7 (6)
83 SIR FRED 26 J Feilden 9-2................................................... M Naseb (5) —
8 (2)
6- CROSS MY MIND 136 R Beckett 8-11 ................................. L Steward 76
9 (9)
54- TESORINA 197 (HH;BF) W Knight 8-11 ............................... H Bentley 96
BETTING: 13-8 Ostilio, 3 Kawasir, 11-2 Key Player, 7 Tesorina, 10 Cross My Mind
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
APEX PREDATOR (9-2) 66-1 tracked
leader, pushed along 2f out, faded,
6th of 10 (btn 9l) to Symbolization
(9-2) (Kempton 7f nov (4) £4,270 AW).
CLAN MCGREGOR (9-2) 200-1 faded,
12th of 14 (well btn) to Occupy (9-2)
(Kempton 1m nov (5) £3,234 AW).
KAWASIR (9-2) 10-1 stayed on, 3rd of
12 (btn 6 1 / 2l) to Glendevon (9-2)
(Kempton 7f nov (5) £3,234 AW).
KEY PLAYER (9-2) 11-2 tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, weakened, 6th of
10 (btn 8 1 / 2 l) to Moqarrab (9-2)
(W’hampton 7f nov (4) £4,528 AW).
OSTILIO (9-2) 13-8 prominent, ridden
and every chance, kept on, btn 11/4l
FORM
by Kings Shield (9-2) (10 ran)
(Newcastle 7f nov (5) £2,911 AW).
POSSIBLY SO (9-2) 16-1 7th of 12 (btn
63/4l) to Sir Hamilton (9-6) (Kempton
1m (5) £3,881 AW).
SIR FRED (8-7) 66-1 ridden 3f out, held,
3rd of 4 (btn 11l) to Craving (8-10)
(Southwell 1m mdn (5) £3,752 AW).
CROSS MY MIND (8-11) 8-1 rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 6th
of 11 (btn 8 1 / 2l) to Masaarr (9-2)
(Lingfield 1m nov (5) £2,911 AW).
TESORINA (8-8) 11-8 fav pushed along
2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on, 4th
of 7 (btn 5 1 / 4l) to Groundnut (8-9)
(Brighton 7f mdn (6) £2,749 good).
EACH-WAY THIEF
CASTAFIORE PARK (3.40 Fairyhouse) is progressive and
has good 5lb claimer Dylan Robinson up for the first time.
Well-weighted RETRIEVE (5.00 Lingfield) ran into more
traffic than a London cabbie last time. Have an e-w double.
GOING: STANDARD
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
2.20...............................Sir Hector 2.20 ......................Princess Keira
2.55..............Jungle Inthebungle 2.55 .........KINGI COMPTON (nap)
3.25 ......................The Jungle Vip 3.25............................Bookmaker
3.55......................KAWASIR (nap) 3.55...................................Sir Fred
4.25.................Buccaneers Vault 4.25 ..................Bernie’s Boy (nb)
5.00 ..................Master Burbidge 5.00 ..............................Le Torrent
5.30...............Karam Albaari (nb) 5.30............................Zoffany Bay
TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Kawasir and Karam Albaari (double) with Sir
Hector (all Lingfield). TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Kingi Compton and
Bernie’s Boy (both Lingfield). SUNRATINGS’ NAP: SIZING COAL (5.45
Fairyhouse). SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: TOPAMICHI (Lingfield).
nTIC-TAC: L-H Polytrack AW course, 1m 2f round, with a 2f run-in. nDRAW: Little
effect. nTOP TRAINERS (2013-2018): R Hannon 83-475, M Johnston 66-413, P Evans
60-482, R Beckett 48-206. THIS SEASON: A Watson 10, M Johnston 6, R Hannon 4.
nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): L Morris 147-1128, J Crowley 119-643, S W Kelly 63583, D Probert 61-474. THIS SEASON: L Morris 10, T Marquand 8. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: The Jungle Vip (3.25) trained at Middleham. Round trip of 540 miles. nFIRST
RUN SINCE WIND OP: Lenin (3.25), Ostilio (3.55).nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON ATR
4.25
188BET CASINO HANDICAP (4); value to the winner
£5,531; 6f.
(6 runners)
1 (2) 1261-84 SANDRA’S SECRET 10 (CD) J L Eyre 5-9-7 ....................... J Elliott (5) 98
2 (3) 1321210 BERNIE’S BOY 13 (P;CD) P McEntee 5-9-7...................... N Currie (5) 97
3 (6) 28412-4 BUCCANEERS VAULT 14 (D) P Midgley 6-9-6 ..................... G Cox (3) 85
4 (5) 1907-60 TUNDRA 13 (D) A Carson 4-9-2 ............................................. W Carson 86
5 (1) 18-1565 DUTIFUL SON 15 (CD) E Owen 8-9-1 ............................ J P Spencer l99
6 (4) -610576 TAVENER 10 (P;C,D) D C Griffiths 6-8-13 ................................. F Berry 85
BETTING: 9-4 Sandra’s Secret, 5-2 Buccaneers Vault, 4 Bernie’s Boy, 6 Dutiful Son
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Alkhor 4-9-9 L Dettori 7-2 Fav (R Hannon) drawn 7, 11 ran.
FORM
out, not quicken, 4th of 12 (btn 2l) to
SANDRA’S SECRET (9-2) 12-1 in
Athollblair Boy (9-1) (Newcastle 6f
touch, ridden 2f out, ran on well, 4th
hcap (4) £5,531 AW).
of 10 (btn 2l) to Liberatum (9-0)
(W’hampton 5f hcap (4) £5,531 AW). DUTIFUL SON (9-2) 25-1 close up, ridden 1f out, one pace, 5th of 13 (btn
TUNDRA (9-1) 40-1 10th of 12 (btn 7l)
5l) to In The Red (9-9) (Lingfield 7f
to Sparkalot (9-7) BERNIE’S BOY (8hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
7) 8-1 ridden 2f out, last (btn 8l)
TAVENER (9-6) 9-2 led 5f out, headed
(Kempton 6f hcap (4) £6,469 AW).
1f out, 6th of 9 (btn 7l) to Nezar (9-4)
BUCCANEERS VAULT (9-7) 18-1 mid(W’hampton 7f hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
division, switched left and effort 2f
5.00
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BETTING AT 188BET HCAP (5);
value to the winner £3,752; 2m.
(9 runners)
1 (4) 05200/6 PLANETOID 15 (CD) Suzi Best 10-9-13................................. R Winston —
2 (9) 233132/ WOLF OF WINDLESHAM J472 (D) S Edmunds 6-9-12........ J Crowley —
3 (8) 0607-24 RETRIEVE 59 (B,T;C) J Farrelly 11-9-10 ........................ M Nicholls (5) 96
4 (5) 35/3-38 ARGANTE 49 (B;D) H Spiller 9-9-10........................................... F Berry 98
5 (3) 31116/1 LE TORRENT 13 (D) S Dow 6-9-9...................................... T Marquand 95
6 (6) 47-4818 FRENCH MIX 12 (C) A Dunn 4-9-6 ........................................... L Keniry 97
7 (1) 11655-9 MULTIGIFTED 41 (T;D) M Madgwick 5-9-5........................ G Wood (3) 95
8 (7) 33212/1 MASTER BURBIDGE J27 (P;CD) N Mulholland 7-9-2 . J P Spencer l99
9 (2) 79-5476 THREEDIAMONDRINGS 15 (P,T;C) M Usher 5-8-5 ......... N Currie (5) 82
BETTING: 7-4 Master Burbidge, 5-2 Wolf Of Windlesham, 5 Le Torrent, 8 Retrieve,
14 Argante, 16 Threediamondrings, 20 Planetoid, French Mix, 25 Multigifted
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Amanto 7-10-0 T Marquand 7-2 Fav (A Stronge) drawn 10, 10 ran.
PLANETOID (9-13) 33-1 faded, 6th of
7 (well btn) to Cliffs Of Dover (9-3)
(Lingfield 2m hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
WOLF OF WINDLESHAM (8-13) 7-2
held up, headway 1f out, kept on,
btn 1 1 / 4 l by Beltor (9-4) (12 ran)
(Kempton 2m hcap (4) £4,690 AW).
RETRIEVE (9-6) 12-1 held up, outpaced 2f out, ridden, kept on, 4th of
8 (btn 41/4l) to Author’s Dream (9-12)
(Lingfield 2m hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
ARGANTE (9-13) 8-1 headway 7f out,
faded 3f out, tailed off, 8th of 12 (well
btn) to Cousin Khee (8-12) (Southwell 21/4m hcap (5) £5,434 AW).
5.30
FORM
LE TORRENT (9-12) 12-1 held up,
headway 1f out, ran on, led towards
finish, bt Unblinking (9-3) 1/2l (13 ran)
(Kempton 2m hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
FRENCH MIX (9-9) 16-1 rear, headway
3f out, weakened, 8th of 10 (btn 17l)
to Oregon Gift (9-5) (W’hampton
11/2m hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
MULTIGIFTED (9-0) 25-1 9th of 11 (btn
9l) to Native Fighter (8-13) (Kempton
11/2m hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
MASTER BURBIDGE (9-9) 5-4 fav led
1f out, ran on well under pressure,
bt Tommys Geal (9-0) nk (11 ran)
(Lingfield 2m hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
RACING WELFARE APPRENTICE HANDICAP (6); value
to the winner £3,105; 1m 4f.
(10 runners)
1 (6) /596-69 LADURELLI 10 A Dunn 6-9-13............................................... C Bennett 85
2 (9) 55158-2 ZOFFANY BAY 62 (P) A Stronge 4-9-13................................... G Wood 96
3 (1) 46-4110 PIVOTAL FLAME 38 (C) P Phelan 5-9-10 ........................ P Bradley (3) 98
4 (3) 562-525 WIDNES 12 (T,V;BF) A Bailey 4-9-10 ............................... D Keenan (5) 97
5 (4) 53-7456 INTERMODAL 11 (T) J Tuite 4-9-10 ................................... N Currie (3) 93
6 (7) 57675- OUTOFTHEQUESTION 169 A King 4-9-6........................... F Marsh (3) 91
7 (5) 790878- VICTOR’S BET 118 (CD) R J Smith 9-9-6 ...................... M Nicholls (3) 86
8 (10) 64-1308 KARAM ALBAARI 27 (V;CD) J R Jenkins 10-9-5............. R Ryan (3) l99
9 (8) 541318- OUR CILLA 164 (B) J Feilden 4-9-5................................... M Naseb (5) 77
10 (2) 94/0060 NORWEGIAN REWARD 18 (T;C) L Allan 10-8-6 ..................... A Jones 86
BETTING: 15-8 Zoffany Bay, 9-2 Widnes, 11-2 Karam Albaari, 6 Pivotal Flame
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4
2017: Victor’s Bet 8-9-7 P Bradley 6-1 (R J Smith) drawn 10, 10 ran.
LADURELLI (9-7) 33-1 9th of 10 (btn
81/4l) to Attain (8-9) (Lingfield 11/2m
hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
ZOFFANY BAY (8-12) 12-1 led 1f out,
headed, no extra, btn hd by Captain
Pugwash (9-2) (13 ran) (Chelmsford
11/4m hcap (5) £5,434 AW).
PIVOTAL FLAME (8-10) 4-1 last of 11
(well btn) to Unit of Assessment (9-5)
(Lingfield 11/4m hcap (5) £3,752 AW).
WIDNES (9-5) 11-4 jt fav close up,
pushed along 2f out, not clear run 1f
out, kept on, 5th of 10 (btn 73/4l) to
Oregon Gift (9-5) (W’hampton 11/2m
FORM
hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
INTERMODAL (8-1) 20-1 6th of 11 (btn
3l) to Native Fighter (9-0) (Kempton
11/2m hcap (4) £6,469 AW).
OUTOFTHEQUESTION (8-12) 25-1
ridden 1f out, 5th of 10 (btn 41/2l) to
Zeelander (9-5) (Windsor 1m 3f
hcap (5) £2,911 good).
VICTOR’S BET (10-8) 25-1 8th of 12
(btn 15l) to Strictly Art (10-6) (Lingfield 2m amat hcap (6) £2,184 AW).
KARAM ALBAARI (9-2) 25-1 kept on,
8th of 12 (btn 41/2l) to Kafeel (9-7)
(Lingfield 1m hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
THANK GORD!
Joy as General ends his National ‘Ell
GENERAL PRINCIPLE
ended Gordon Elliott’s
Irish National hoodoo . . .
and might have ended
Willie Mullins’ hopes of
winning the trainers’ title.
In a Fairyhouse fairytale
jockey JJ Slevin rode a
stormer as General Principle denied Mullins’ Isleofhopeandreams by a head.
The €500,000 marathon
had looked at the mercy of
Closutton’s Bellshill.
He travelled superbly at
the front for David Mullins
but then threw a wobbler
at the last, wrecking the
chance of Folsom Blue who
stayed on stronger than any
and was awarded fourth
place after the interference.
Mullins began the day
€450,000 behind Elliott in
the championship race but,
by the time of the feature,
By STEVE JONES
had clawed back €120,000
thanks to wins by Getabird,
Coquin Mans and ‘iron
horse’ Un De Sceaux.
Yet 20-1 General Principle
struck for Elliott and he
stretched his lead by banking the €270,000 first prize.
Elliott said: “It’s great to
finally win the race. JJ gave
him a super ride. We were
under a fair bit of pressure
but now it’s a brilliant day.”
In a rough race taking
place on gruelling ground
only eight of the 30 runners
finished. Five fell and four
more were brought down
while loose horses carried
on in scenes reminiscent of
the wild west.
Eddie O’Leary, of winning owners Gigginstown,
said: “I’m happy for Gor- MY
HERO . . . Elliott after win
don. It’s a lucky race for us.”
RACING RESULTS
nYESTERDAY’s meetings at
Redcar, Chepstow, Huntingdon, Fakenham, Plumpton
and Market Rasen were all
called off due to waterlogging. The heavy rain also
forced the cancellation of
today’s scheduled action at
Wincanton and Pontefract.
WOLVERHAMPTON
Going: Standard
1.00: 1 LAST PAGE A Kirby (5-1); 2
Foreseeable Future (7-2); 3 U S S Missouri (11-10 fav). 9 ran. nk; nk. P Evans.
T: £5.40; £1.40, £1.30, £1.10. Ex: £22.40.
Trif: £51.10. CF: £22.55. NR: Rotherhithe.
1.30: 1 BOSHAM H Shaw (16-1); 2
Raffle King (8-1); 3 Powerful Dream
(14-1). 9 ran (Midnightly 11-4 fav). 3/4l; 2l.
M W Easterby. T: £24; £5.70, £2.40,
£3.40. Ex: £195.10. Tricast: £1847.56.
Trifecta: £1381.10. CF: £136.68.
2.00: 1 SAVALAS T Eaves (2-1); 2
Wings Of The Rock (4-1); 3 Kyllachy
Dragon (13-8 fav). 4 ran. 2l; 2 1 / 4l. K
Ryan. T: £3.70; Ex: £14.70. Trifecta:
£26.50. CF: £9.59. NR: Big Time Maybe.
2.35: 1 SEVEN CLANS A Kirby (7-2
fav); 2 Scrutiny (13-2); 3 Boycie (5-1).
10 ran. 11/4l; 1l. N Mulholland. T: £3.90;
£1.70, £1.70, £2.40. Ex: £21. Tric: £112.
Trif: £115.30. CF: £25.75. NR: Spes N.
3.10: 1 BARTHOLOMEU DIAS O
Murphy (2-9 fav); 2 Zarjaz (6-1); 3 Fleeting Fame (20-1). 5 ran. 13l; 11/2l. C Hills.
T: £1.10; £1.10, £2.10. Ex: £2.30. Trif:
£6.60. CF: £2.47. NR: Morning Skye.
3.45: 1 SOCIETY POWER James Doyle
(evens fav); 2 Vale Of Kent (6-4); 3
Myboyhenry (5-1). 3 ran. nk; 4 1 / 2l. W
Haggas. T: £1.60; Ex: £2.70. Trifecta:
£2.20. CF: £2.76. NR: Zalshah.
4.20: 1 CRITICAL THINKING S Dono-
BOX CLEVER
nTRAINERTRACE: FAIRYHOUSE 3.10
Eoline Jolie D Bressou to W P Mullins,
6.15 Getoutameway J W Nicholson to W
P Mullins. LINGFIELD 3.25 Carvelas P J
F Murphy to J R Jenkins, 5.30 Zoffany
Bay G Peckham to A Stronge. nHOT
TRAINERS: R Hannon 6 winners from
18 runners; S Dow 3 from 9. nHOT
JOCKEYS: G Mahon 3 wins from 8 rides;
Mr B O’Neill 4 from 13. nCOLD TRAINERS L Mongan 72. nCOLD JOCKEYS G
Mangan 89. nJOB JOCKEYS: LINGFIELD A Atzeni rides Warrior’s Valley
(2.20) for D C Griffiths, 3 winners from 6
rides, 50%. J P Spencer rides Master
Burbidge (5.00) for N Mulholland, 3 from
8, 38%. S Levey rides Possibly So (3.55)
for D Elsworth, 10 from 34, 29%. FAIRYHOUSE Mr J J Codd rides Sizing Coal
(5.45) for J Dreaper, 36 winners from 82
rides, 44%. Mr R Deegan rides Mary B
(6.15) for C Byrnes, 3 from 8, 38%. Mr B
O’Neill rides Sambremont (5.45) for D M
Christie, 49 from 171, 29%.
hoe (5-1 jt fav); 2 Ubla (17-2); 3 Showdance Kid (16-1). 12 ran (Herm 5-1 jt
fav). 1l; 11/4l. D Loughnane. T: £5.80;
£2.20, £3, £4.20. Ex: £53.10. Tric:
£632.84. Trif: £966.20. CF: £46.13.
JACKPOT: £10,000
P/POT: £155. Q/POT: £17
FAIRYHOUSE
2.10: 1 WESTERN RULER R Blackmore (25-1); 2 Quamino (11-2); 3
Black Key (14-1). 15 ran (Golden Jl 4-1
fav). 6l; 3 / 4 l. M Morris. T: €27.10;
€7.10, €2.10, €5.90. Ex: €151. Tric:
€2068.47. Trif: €1851. CF: €165.53.
NR: Babanango, Chesterfield K, Icario,
Like An Open Book, Montauk Flyer.
2.45: 1 GETABIRD P Townend (evens
fav); 2 Draconien (16-1); 3 Hardline (61). 9 ran. 12l; 1 3 / 4l. W P Mullins. T:
€1.70; €1.02, €3.40, €1.70. Ex:
€13.40. Trifecta: €69.10. CF: €19.19.
3.15: 1 AH LITTLELUCK A E Lynch
(25-1); 2 Miles To Memphis (12-1); 3
Twiss’s Hill (25-1); 4 Peace N’ Milan
(20-1). 20 ran (Space Cadet 7-2 fav).
5 1 / 2l; 24l; 14l. T Gibney. T: €32.80;
€4.90, €6.10, €2.90, €7.70. Ex:
€572.80. Tric: €7461.26. Trif: €2485.
CF: €294.98. NR: Jimmy Breekie.
3.50: 1 COQUIN MANS P Townend
(7-1); 2 Diamond Cauchois (7-2 fav); 3
Let’s Dance (12-1). 11 ran. 51/2l; 8l. W
P Mullins. T: €7.20; €2.10, €1.70, €4.
Ex: €30.80. Trif: €998. CF: €32.84.
NR: Bleu Et Rouge, Identity Thief.
4.25: 1 UN DE SCEAUX P Townend
(5-6 fav); 2 A Toi Phil (12-1); 3
Ballycasey (25-1). 7 ran. 18l; 23l. W P
Mullins. T: €1.60; €1.10, €4.90. Ex:
€11.90. Trifecta: €69.80. CF: €11.83.
NR: Champagne West.
5.00: 1 GENERAL PRINCIPLE J J
Slevin (20-1); 2 Isleofhopendreams
(16-1); 3 Forever Gold (20-1); 4
Folsom Blue (11-1). 30 ran (Pairofbrowneyes 13-2 fav). hd; 1 / 2l; 3 / 4l. G
Elliott. T: €32.10; €6.30, €4.30, €5.40,
€2.40. Ex: €1171.50. Tric: €6442.38.
Trif: €10280. CF: €289.29.
5.45: 1 PAPER LANTERN D Meyler
(14-1); 2 Anseanachai Cliste (20-1); 3
Out Sam (9-2 fav); 4 Dinnie’s Vinnie
(12-1). 16 ran. 51/2l; 6l; 1/2l. K Thornton.
T: €18.90; €3.10, €4.70, €1.40,
€2.70. Ex: €314.50. Tric: €1490.50.
Trif: €2805. CF: €277.69.
6.15: 1 GETAWAY JOHN J Codd (3-1);
2 Brace Yourself (15-8 fav); 3 Thosedaysaregone (25-1). 9 ran. 23/4l; 24l. G
Elliott. T: €3.50; €1.30, €1.10, €4.60.
Ex: €8.50. Trif: €310.20. CF: €8.95.
JACKPOT: Not won, €9,846.04 c/o.
PLACEPOT: €2,132.60
CORK
1.45: 1 STONEFORD K M Donoghue
(13-8 fav); 2 Robin The Hare (8-1); 3
Double Portrait (12-1). 10 ran. 6l; 26l.
N Meade. T: €1.90; €1.02, €2.60,
€3.20. Ex: €14.60. Trifecta: €100.60.
CF: €14.98. NR: Hugo ‘n Taz, Settimo
Milanese, Triangle Rock.
2.20: 1 LITTLESTICKARUBARB Mr F
Maguire (7-1); 2 Pound A Stroke (11-4
fav); 3 Cardhu (5-1). 14 ran. 43/4l; 22l.
Adrian Maguire. T: €10.30; €2, €3.40,
€1.30. Ex: €32.40. Tric: €109.48. Trif:
€133.30. CF: €26.04. NR: Aldawayfornothing, Double Speak, Urbanist.
2.55: 1 SHREWDOPERATOR C D
Maxwell (7-2 jtfav); 2 Knockraha Pylon
(4-1); 3 Spare Brakes (7-2 jtfav). 7 ran.
2 1 / 2 l; 19l. P J Rothwell. T: €3.40;
€1.80, €2.60. Ex: €10.60. Trifecta:
€45.40. CF: €17.24.
3.30: 1 HE KNOWS MY NAME Mr J J
King (7-2); 2 Cloudy Day (6-1); 3 Tj
Goodtymes (40-1). 8 ran (Longhouse
Music 3-1 fav). 21/2l; 51/2l. R K Watson.
T: €4; €1.90, €1.50, €3.70. Ex:
€22.90. Trifecta: €240. CF: €25.44.
4.05: 1 OSCAR CONTENDER Mr J W
Hannon (11-2); 2 Macs Legend (5-1); 3
Sizingdowntherhine (9-2). 8 ran
(Murdo Mackenzie 11-4 fav). 1l; 40l.
David Kelly. T: €7.60; €1.80, €1.80,
€1.60. Ex: €35.10. Trifecta: €93.30.
CF: €33.59. NR: Buckie Cullen.
4.40: 1 WILCOSDIANA Mr M J M
O’Sullivan (4-1); 2 Venitien De Mai
(evens co fav); 3 Bothair Clei (7-1). 6
ran. 47l; 11l. Eugene M O’Sullivan. NR:
Allannahs Gold, Winter Magic.
5.20: 1 JUDKIN Mr E P O’Brien (12-1);
2 Billaway (15-8 fav); 3 Occupied (5-1).
8 ran. 81/2l; 10l. J J Mangan. T: €14.80;
€3.40, €1.02, €2.10. Ex: €41.40. Trif:
€270.10. CF: €35.31.
5.55: 1 PORTNABLAGH Mr D G
Lavery (9-10 fav); 2 Miss Delighted
(20-1); 3 Baile Boru (25-1). 10 ran. 1/2l;
6 1 / 2l. G Elliott. T: €1.60; €1.02, €5,
€5.90. Ex: €20.50. Trif: €279.60. CF:
€28.93.
J/POT: €2,183. P/POT: €749.70
TEMPLEGATE’S TOP TIPS
H
KAWASIR (nap) can take the honours in Lingfield’s
3.55. He finished third to a couple of more experienced rivals at Kempton in October. That form has
worked out well and he looks at home on the all-weather.
KARAM ALBAARI (5.30 Lingfield, nb) won over
1m2f at this track in January. He’s still nicely
weighted and the return to 1m4f is no problem at all.
SIR HECTOR (2.20 Lingfield, treble) has come up
again some decent sprinters since winning over
course and distance in January. This doesn’t look as hot.
H
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1GM
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GREYHOUNDS
FAIRYHOUSE RUNNERS AND RIDERS
SELECTIONS
nNOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Swift Hermione (1-64) 11.19 Alfies Bomber (nb) (6-4-1) 11.34
Outclough Jet (6-5-3) 11.48 Haddington
Mary (2-1-3) 12.04 Townside Sonny (4-1-3)
12.18 Salacres Product (1-2-4) 12.32
Graigues State (3-6-5) 12.47 Townside
Meteor (5-3-1) 1.04 Capla Porter (5-1-6) 1.19
Hidden Station (3-5-4) 1.33 Alfies Legacy (14-2) 1.51 Salacres Silvia (nap) (4-3-6)
nKINSLEY: 11.11 Ulster Ypres (nap) (5-1-4)
11.28 Swift Topspeed (nb) (6-2-4) 11.42
Cliffs Of Moher (6-3-4) 11.57 Enigmatic Eel
(2-3-4) 12.12 Millroad Grit (4-2-1) 12.27
Slaneyside Ultan (3-5-6) 12.42 Image Of Tara
(4-1-5) 12.58 Swift Harry (6-2-1) 1.12 Day Of
Pay (2-1-6) 1.27 Straight Flush (3-4-1) 1.44
Punters Gal (1-2-6) 1.58 Ballingarry Blue (41-2)
nCRAYFORD: 11.01 Mona Jaxxon (2-1-6)
11.16 Freedom Reagan (3-1-5) 11.31 Scarlet
Sanyi (nb) (5-4-3) 11.46 Jaxx What Else (1-45) 12.01 Decisive Sound (4-5-1) 12.16 Phat
Lily (4-2-3) 12.31 Daretobe Smart (1-6-2)
12.46 Droopys Jude (5-4-1) 1.01 Hollyhill
Nellie (2-3-4) 1.16 Newmarket Degea (4-6-5)
1.31 Droopys Kenai (6-5-2) 1.49 Bill The
Ranger (nap) (3-5-2)
nSUNDERLAND: 2.08 Autumn Hotdog (3-45) 2.27 El Sombrero (nb) (3-2-1) 2.47
Footfield Frano (1-5-4) 3.07 Crossfield Diane
(1-3-2) 3.28 Autumn Pepper (6-1-4) 3.48
Howsyourcow (5-1-6) 4.08 Forelacka Sadie
(3-4-5) 4.27 Kilbarry Favour (1-3-6) 4.47
Lemming Jet (1-5-6) 5.07 Tommys Lord
(nap) (6-5-2) 5.22 No News (1-5-6) 5.38
Littleton Duke (2-5-6) 5.56 Pity Me Puma (14-3) 6.11 Husky Majestic (4-6-2)
nSHEFFIELD: 6.22 Harton Cooper (4-6-5)
6.38 Serious Hangover (4-6-1) 6.56
Ballycowen Colm (1-2-4) 7.11 Coney Sabella
(nap) (6-5-1) 7.26 Affane Party (1-5-6) 7.42
Blakes Flyer (nb) (1-2-6) 7.58 Kilcree
Diamond (1-3-2) 8.13 Pinpoint Mo (1-5-4)
8.28 Lightfoot Caesar (3-6-2) 8.43 Sidarian
Blu Ray (4-6-5) 8.58 Candlelight Fire (4-1-6)
9.14 Beaming Daisy (3-2-4) 9.32 Beaming
Warrior (3-5-4) 9.50 Harton Derwent (5-1-4)
nPOOLE: 6.48 Spoton Bullfinch (1-2-3) 7.06
Loggies Ranger (nap) (6-1-5) 7.22
Sevenofnine (6-5-2) 7.37 Overandout (2-6-5)
7.52 Clover Bob (6-4-5) 8.07 Ide Malpas (nb)
(3-2-4) 8.22 Forest Chunk (3-4-2) 8.37
Sneezys Martin (2-6-1) 8.51 Knockard
Spring (2-1-6) 9.07 Ridgedale Max (4-3-1)
9.22 Belle Of Ginnell (2-1-5) 9.37 Minglers
Button (5-6-1) 9.52 Rockmount Mikey (2-5-6)
RESULTS
nPERRY BARR: 11.03 Castell Don 5-2 (1-5-4
BAGS F £13.36 TC £52.90). 11.19 Express
Delta 8-1 (4-6-1 £54.36 TC £189.36). 11.34
Midian Puma 9-4f (2-5-6 £11.39 TC £35.15).
11.48 Cefn Billy 7-4f (6-1-4 £15.88 TC
£57.27). 12.04 Clonleigh Bella 3-1 (6-5-3
£15.05 TC £37.51). 12.18 Slaneyside Celia
7-2 (4-1-5 £17.05 TC £69.45). 12.32 Sole
Trader 4-1 (4-6-3 £23.84 TC £40.74). 12.47
Rosegarland Liza 3-1 (4-1-5 £20.08 TC
£83.88). 1.04 Crimson 2-1 (6-4-1 £14.67 TC
£0.00). 1.19 Chaotic Kate 5-4f (3-2-4 £7.36).
1.33 Our Lucky Star 5-2 (1-3-4 £8.55 TC
£20.64). 1.51 Bert The Flirt 4-1 (1-4-2 £19.04
TC £45.35). Placer (1-6) £276, (7-12) £147.
nSWINDON: 11.11 Glideaway Darkie 7-2 (63-4 BAGS F £18.92 TC £51.48). 11.28 Ghost
Dance 5-1 (5-3-6 £44.61 TC £185.27). 11.42
Slade Zebra 6-1 (2-1-5 £24.82 TC £51.90).
11.57 Forest Colombo 4-1 (4-3-2 £23.51 TC
£78.93). 12.12 Urban Secret 7-1 (1-3-6
£30.82 TC £123.88). 12.27 Feora Fiadh 5-2
(6-2-4 £16.92 TC £32.76). 12.42 Easy
Dilemma Evensf (2-4-6 £7.91 TC £19.01).
12.58 Fat Chef 5-2jt (2-5-4 £16.71 TC
£50.28). 1.12 Bravo George 5-2jt (3-6-5
£10.92 TC £27.66). 1.27 Jetstream Buster 31 (6-1-4 £27.34 TC £69.21). 1.44 Springhill
Miss 6-1 (4-5-2 £36.31 TC £142.00). 1.58 El
Place 3-1jt (1-5-2 £21.05 TC £78.00). Placer
(1-6) £439, (7-12) £194.
nROMFORD: 2.12 Newlawn Hope 4-1 (2-1-4
BAGS F £21.97 TC £63.70). 2.32 Full Steam
Ahead 5-2jt (6-3-2 £16.43 TC £49.90). 2.52
Catunda Roma 4-1 (1-2-3 £19.30 TC £49.07).
3.11 Chopchop Gemini 5-1 (4-3-5 £19.52 TC
£70.92). 3.29 Newlawn Peter 11-4 (1-2-6
£15.70 TC £32.39). 3.49 Danaismias Lady 72 (6-2-3 £23.92 TC £83.97). 4.09 Glen Ethel
6-4f (6-2-5 £9.28 TC £36.49). 4.29 Piemans
Flossy 4-1 (3-6-1 £20.55 TC £79.46). 4.48
Ants Lazer 5-1 (1-6-5 £27.28 TC £67.42).
5.08 Ardrahan Zorro 4-1 (6-5-4 £22.80 TC
£85.58). 5.28 Derryadd Missy 4-1 (1-3-2
£28.97 TC £119.02). 5.44 Bubbly Eske 5-2f
(2-4-1 £14.23 TC £40.64). 6.02 Bridies
Ranger 7-2 (4-2-5 £26 TC £82.40). 6.19 Genuine Bubbles 6-1 (3-5-1 £35.20 TC £123.07).
nSHEFFIELD: 2.08 Geelo Mickey 4-1 (5-4-2
BAGS F £33.46 TC £109.94). 2.27 Sullane
Time 11-4 (3-6-5 £9.20 TC £26.83). 2.47
Wicky Millie 9-2 (1-2-6 £18.19 TC £62.68).
3.07 Breakthenews 2-1jt (2-3-4 £10.83 TC
£22.22). 3.28 Sharp Response 8-1 (5-2-4
£47.92 TC £106.17). 3.48 Blanemore Oyster
9-4f (3-1-4 £10.31 TC £26.52). 4.08 Lagile
Brexit 4-1 (5-6-3 £23.87 TC £107.35). 4.27
Powerful Trend 2-1f (6-5-4 £10.98 TC
£31.58). 4.47 Jeffys Bob 4-1 (5-2-1 £23.68 TC
£43.62). 5.07 Pie N Peas 3-1 (1-6-3 £13.59 TC
£38.62). 5.22 Mullrook Cahill 3-1 (6-5-4
£21.70 TC £64.71). 5.38 Magnificent Hawk
11-10f (6-3-1 £3.51 TC £11.34). 5.56 High
Performance 3-1 (3-6-5 £10.58 TC £28.04).
6.11 Double Duchess 4-1 (6-5-4 £17.53 TC
£54.71). Placer (1-6) £118, (9-14) £47.50.
nNOTTINGHAM: 6.28 Sporting Eryn 9-2 (43-6 BAGS F £29.35 TC £141.52). 6.48
Ballymac Defo 7-4f (3-1-6 £8.87 TC £24.61).
7.06 Nowurlaughing 7-2 (1-4-5 £36.72 TC
£80.28). 7.22 Calzaghe Bradley 6-4jt (5-4-1
£4.99 TC £9.12). 7.37 Running Senor 5-2f (46-5 £11.21 TC £52.68). 7.52 Sporting Dave
4-9f (4-2-3 £9.24). 8.07 Tax Boost 3-1 (1-6-2
£22.70 TC £119.64). 8.22 Lughill Robbie 74f (4-1-6 £9.68 TC £22.07). 8.37 Millhouse
Tommy 4-6f (6-5-1 £7.13 TC £22.60). 8.51
Slippy Maska 2-5f (2-3-1 £16.03 TC £22.74).
nYARMOUTH: 6.22 Jive Bunny 4-1 (6-3-1
BAGS F £19.41 TC £42.50). 6.38 Duffry
Gate Kate 3-1 (1-4-2 £13.58 TC £31.46).
6.56 Chlomine Cait 8-1 (2-5-4 £41.91 TC
£144.17). 7.11 Moors Harry 3-1 (6-5-3
£17.25 TC £43.84). 7.26 Whoops Molly 11-4f
(5-6-1 £17.76 TC £45.21). 7.42 Jura Jacaroo
2-1f (2-1-5 £11.80 TC £38.40). 7.58 Ivys
Poppy 11-4jt (3-1-2 £14.36 TC £36.73). 8.13
Take My Advice 7-4f (3-6-5 £9.61 TC
£18.24). 8.28 Sonnies Isla 6-1 (5-3-2 £50.62
TC £113.27). 8.43 Not A Mention 5-2jt (4-31 £17.03 TC £39.00). 8.58 Milky Bar 5-2 (24-6 £34.95 TC £107.21).
2.40
MONGEY COMMUNICATIONS BEGINNERS CHASE;
value to the winner €9,240; 2m 1f.
(6 runners)
101 9634348 INIS MEAIN 17 D Hogan 11-11-12 .......................................... D G Hogan 89
102 6P-2U33 LE MARTALIN 54 (H;BF) N Meade 7-11-12 .................. S W Flanagan l99
103 /5-F337 LEAN AND KEEN F202 (HH) S Byrne 8-11-12 ............ P D Kennedy (3) 94
104 P806243 LIGHT THAT 79 (TH) J Harrington 6-11-12 ........................... R M Power 90
105 63-2295 MIGHTY STOWAWAY 54 J J Hanlon 7-11-12 ............................ B Hayes 80
106 7-113PP MON LINO 73 P Nolan 6-11-12 ............................................... J McGarvey —
BETTING: 11-10 Le Martalin, 7-2 Mon Lino, 9-2 Light That, 15-2 Inis Meain
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 8
2017: Potters Point 7-11-12 J W Kennedy 4-1 (G Elliott), 13 ran.
3.10
BOYLESPORTS JUVENILE HURDLE (GRADE 2); 4-y-o;
value to the winner €25,075; 2m.
(8 runners)
201 112311P MITCHOUKA 20 (CD) G Elliott 11-3 ................................... D N Russell l99
202
4-1 MSASSA 17 (D) W P Mullins 11-0................................................ N Fehily 90
203 341251 PETE SO HIGH 15 (D) G Elliott 11-0....................................... D O’Regan 91
204
31 SAGLAWY 24 (D) W P Mullins 11-0 ....................................... P Townend 84
205
15 SALDIER 18 (D) W P Mullins 11-0 .......................................... D J Mullins 93
206
1271 VENEER OF CHARM 20 (D) G Elliott 11-0 ............................. J Kennedy 98
207
1 EOLINE JOLIE 161 W P Mullins 10-7.................................. R Blackmore 85
208 211543 GREY WATERS 58 (D) J P O’Brien 10-7................................... J J Slevin 87
BETTING: 9-4 Veneer Of Charm, 3 Saglawy, 9-2 Saldier, 6 Mitchouka, 8 Eoline
Jolie, 10 Msassa, 12 Pete So High, 14 Grey Waters
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 4 4 1 3
2017: Project Bluebook 11-0 B J Geraghty 9-2 (J J Quinn), 7 ran.
3.40
I.N.H. STALLION OWNERS NOVICE HCAP HURDLE
SERIES FINAL (GRADE B); €32,450; 3m. (14 runners)
301 21-1531 MINELLA FAIR 14 (T) N Meade 7-11-10 ..................... Mr R James (7) l99
302 13-215P POLI ROI 82 (T) G Elliott 6-11-8 ............................................. D N Russell 86
303
1-153 SPEAK EASY 37 (BF) J P O’Brien 5-11-5 ........................... B J Geraghty 96
304 1-43513 NOT MANY LEFT 40 (BF) J Harrington 5-11-3 ...................... R M Power 90
305 -334112 MOYHENNA 13 D Hogan 6-11-1 ............................................. D G Hogan 96
306 1222209 MISCHIEVIOUS MAX 20 J P O’Brien 5-11-0 ............................ J J Slevin 95
307 1-4F22 MORTAL 73 (T) J P O’Brien 6-10-13.................................. S W Flanagan 87
308
12551 MASSEY’S WOOD 40 (D) A Fleming 6-10-11........................ D O’Regan 86
309 9-3712 BEST BEHAVIOR 37 O McKiernan 5-10-10 ....................... B Browne (5) 90
310
2112 HIGH SPARROW 14 J P O’Brien 5-10-10................... Mr T Hamilton (5) 90
311 -045580 AGENT BORU 41 T Gibney 7-10-5................................ Jonathan Moore 88
312 7725063 BEN BRODY 13 (PH) S Byrne 8-9-13...................................... J Kennedy 97
313
4831 YOUNG PADDYMC 15 T Gibney 6-9-10 .................................. A E Lynch 89
314 152321 CASTAFIORE PARK 15 P Nolan 6-9-10.......................... D Robinson (5) 98
BETTING: 7-2 Minella Fair, 4 Speak Easy, 6 Poli Roi, 7 Not Many Left, 8 Mortal, 10
Massey’s Wood, Moyhenna, 12 High Sparrow
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 PU 3 4 0-PU
2017: Returntovendor 7-9-10 P T Enright 16-1 (J P Fahey), 19 ran.
4.10
RYBO HANDICAP HURDLE (GRADE A); value to the
winner €59,000; 2m.
(22 runners)
401 -41F10U LANDOFHOPEANDGLORY 58 (BH,T;CD) J P O’Brien 5-11-7 J J Slevin —
402 119060P TIGRIS RIVER 18 (T;D) J P O’Brien 7-11-7........................ L P Dempsey 90
403 16F0/4P ABBYSSIAL 20 (CD) W P Mullins 8-11-5 ................. Mr W J Gleeson (7) 92
404 2F2/890 VOIX DU REVE 20 (H) W P Mullins 6-11-3.......................... N M Kelly (5) 87
405 4F72/90 MAX DYNAMITE 20 (BF,D) W P Mullins 8-11-2................. R Blackmore 92
406 0224510 MERI DEVIE 18 (D) W P Mullins 5-11-1.................................. D J Mullins 90
407 3207-41 JOEY SASA 172 (D) N Meade 9-11-0 ........................... Jonathan Moore 97
408 2121234 MORGAN 121 (H;D) G Elliott 6-11-0 .................................... J Kennedy l99
409 F2-3F4P PRAVALAGUNA 21 (H) W P Mullins 6-10-13.............................. B Hayes 85
410 32-2212 IMPACT FACTOR 37 (BF,D) J Harrington 6-10-12 ............... R M Power 88
411 3-38P32 KARALEE 12 (T;BF) W P Mullins 7-10-12 ................................... N Fehily 96
412 11-4160 DUCA DE THAIX 18 (T;D) G Elliott 5-10-11 .......................... D N Russell 92
413 P430341 GRAND PARTNER 25 (D) T Mullins 10-10-11....................... B J Cooper 92
414
1-636 DESTIN D’AJONC 25 G Elliott 5-10-10 ............................... B J Geraghty 92
415 406311 OFF YOU GO 59 (D) C Byrnes 5-10-10.................................... M P Walsh 90
416 543/11 URADEL 37 (D) W P Mullins 7-10-8 ....................................... P Townend 89
417
1530 BOHERBUOY 59 (D) N Madden 6-10-5 ............................... N P Madden 98
418
515-5 ORION D’AUBRELLE 98 W P Mullins 5-10-5 .............................. J Burke 88
419 -722212 DIS DONC 11 (BF,D) N Meade 5-10-4............................... S W Flanagan 89
420
1155 GRAN GESTE 25 (D) E Doyle 5-10-2..................................... J McGarvey 92
421 -488972 VEINARD 38 (T) G Elliott 9-10-2 .............................................. D O’Regan 93
422 2B263P TARA DYLAN 2 T Mullins 6-9-10............................................... M Enright 88
BETTING: 6 Off You Go, 7 Impact Factor, 8 Grand Partner, Morgan, 10 Joey Sasa,
12 Uradel, Meri Devie, Landofhopeandglory, Dis Donc, Max Dynamite
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 0 9 9 6 6
2017: Thomas Hobson 7-11-0 R Walsh 7-1 (W P Mullins), 14 ran.
4.40
TODAY FM LADIES NATIONAL HANDICAP CHASE;
winner €15,375; 2m 6f 110yds.
(13 runners)
501 31P07/6 LOS AMIGOS 17 (C) D A McLoughlin 11-12-1 .... Miss M O’Sullivan (7) 85
502 3472222 FIRE IN HIS EYES 15 (BH,T;BF) G Elliott 7-11-10 ........ Ms L O’Neill (3) 89
503 P04P1-1 SUNSETSTORISE 11 (P,TH;C) G Elliott 10-11-7............ Ms N Carberry 85
504 4/78310 DEPUTY’S PASS 95 A Fleming 9-11-4 .................. Miss A O’Connor (7) 90
505 2F6P222 FLEMENSTORM 11 (H,T) E Cawley 10-10-12........... Katie O’Farrell (7) 90
506 357-721 NICOLE’S MILAN 48 (C) S Aherne 7-10-11................. Miss S Ahern (7) 89
507 7U-5303 SKELLIG ROCKS 25 (B,T) A L Moore 7-10-10 .................. R Blackmore 97
508 515P-49 LARRY CAPRI 125 (C) D A McLoughlin 9-10-7.............. Ms K Ferris (7) 90
509 -3831P7 MTADA SUPREME 51 Peter Maher 13-10-6 ............ Miss B Smith (7) l99
510 6-7F51F RIGHTBACK ATYA 66 (P) P J Rothwell 10-10-5 ........ Miss J Walton (7) 90
511 1304715 HAWK EYE DOWN 25 (P,T;BF) P Power 9-9-10 ........... Miss J Cook (7) 89
512 -16F631 WITNESS OF FASHION 25 (P;C) P Rooney 12-9-10... Miss E McCutcheon (7) 89
513 7499103 ERKINDALE LADY 107 (P;C) M Gannon 9-9-10............. Miss J Townend (7) 98
BETTING: 2 Sunsetstorise, 4 Nicole’s Milan, 6 Fire In His Eyes, 8 Skellig Rocks, 10
Flemenstorm, 12 Rightback Atya, Witness Of Fashion, 14 Deputy’s Pass
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4
2017: Coldstonesober 11-10-1 Miss A B O’Connor 33-1 (J R Finn), 12 ran.
5.15
JOHN & CHICH FOWLER MEMORIAL EBF MARES
CHASE (GRADE 3); €23,062; 2m 4f.
(5 runners)
601 1183411 YOUCANTCALLHERTHAT 13 (CD) D Hogan 7-11-5............ D G Hogan 92
602 1146132 DINARIA DES OBEAUX 13 (PH,T;BF,D) G Elliott 5-11-1 ... D N Russell 97
603 51-1212 ASTHURIA 52 (H) W P Mullins 7-10-11.................................. P Townend 95
604 PP-3PP2 BONNY KATE 15 (BH;C) N Meade 8-10-11 .................. S W Flanagan l99
605 21F2202 MAGIC OF LIGHT 40 (PH;BF,C) Mrs J Harrington 7-10-11. R M Power 78
BETTING: 7-4 Asthuria, 2 Dinaria Des Obeaux, 4 Youcantcallherthat, Bonny Kate,
8 Magic Of Light
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 1 1 1 1
2017: Slowmotion 5-10-10 M P Walsh 13-8 Fav (Joseph P O’Brien), 7 ran.
5.45
1
2
JOSEPH R. O’REILLY HUNTERS CHASE; value to the
winner €9,240; 3m 1f.
(6 runners)
022F25P SAMBREMONT 52 (C) D M Christie 8-11-12....................... Mr B O’Neill 87
2-13311 SIZING COAL 38 (C) J Dreaper 10-11-12 ......................... Mr J J Codd l99
3
12P-PF1 FENNO’S STORM 24 (D) D Queally 7-11-9 ............... Mr D L Queally (3) 95
4
-313332 MY MURPHY 23 (B;C,D) W J Burke 12-11-9........... Mr R O Harding (3) 86
5
/21-111 LAGAN ISLAND 15 S McParlan 7-11-5 ..................... Mr N McParlan (3) 97
6
233-215 YOUCANNOTBESERIOUS 135 (BF) E Bolger 6-11-5..... Mr D O’Connor —
BETTING: 2 Sizing Coal, 9-4 Fenno’s Storm, 5 Lagan Island, 7 Sambremont, 8
Youcannotbeserious, My Murphy
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 3 4 1 3
2017: Maple Mons 9-11-6 Mr B O’Neill 9-2 (D M Christie), 7 ran.
6.15
LAURO AT HAYES STUD TOTAL ENJOYMENT MARES
FLAT RACE (LISTED); €23,600; 2m.
(9 runners)
1
F-137 COLREEVY 20 (CD) W P Mullins 5-11-6..................... Mr W J Gleeson l99
2
3-46210 GETOUTAMEWAY 128 (D) W P Mullins 5-11-6............. Mr A McMahon 95
3
334163 MASONS DAUGHTER 48 (D) W P Mullins 5-11-6 ......... Mr P W Mullins 98
4
11 MOSKOVITE 40 (D) Denis Hogan 5-11-6............................. Mr J J Codd 76
5
41 TINTANGLE 15 G Elliott 5-11-6 ............................................. Ms L O’Neill 79
6
3 CONDARCIA 108 Mrs J Harrington 5-11-2 ............... Miss K Harrington 91
7
33 COURT MAID 12 Thomas Mullins 5-11-2 ........................ Ms N Carberry 86
8
313 MADERA EXPRESS 37 Peter Fahey 6-11-2 ................... Mr D O’Connor 77
9
1 MARY B 45 C Byrnes 4-10-10.............................................. Mr R Deegan 85
BETTING: 7-4 Colreevy, 4 Tintangle, Mary B, 8 Madera Express, Masons Daughter,
10 Court Maid, 12 Moskovite, 14 Condarcia, 16 Getoutameway
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
43
GOING: HEAVY (8AM INSPECTION)
EAMONN HAMES
2.40.............................Le Martalin
3.10 ....................................Saldier
3.40.................SPEAK EASY (nap)
4.10................Impact Factor (nb)
4.40 .......................Nicole’s Milan
5.15..................................Asthuria
5.45 .............................Sizing Coal
6.15 .................................Colreevy
TOM PEPPER
2.40.................................Mon Lino
3.10..................................Saglawy
3.40........................Not Many Left
4.10 .....................................Uradel
4.40 .....................Fire In His Eyes
5.15 ............................Bonny Kate
5.45 ..........................Lagan Island
6.15................................Tintangle
nTIC-TAC: R-H galloping track of 2m with a slightly uphill 3f finish. The fences are stiff
and good jumping is essential. nBEST TRAINERS WITH RUNNERS (2013-2018): W P
Mullins 93-355, G Elliott 71-475, N Meade 26-237, J Harrington 14-158. THIS SEASON: G
Elliott 22, W P Mullins 14, D McLoughlin 4. nTOP JOCKEYS WITH RIDES (2013-2018):
D N Russell 36-197, B J Cooper 32-175, P Townend 26-160, B J Geraghty 24-85. THIS
SEASON: D N Russell 15, J W Kennedy 5, P Townend 4. nJACKPOT: 3-6. PLACEPOT:
1-6. nTRAINERFAX: W P Mullins won the 3.10 in 2011, 2014 & 2015 and the 4.10 in
2012, 2014, 2016 & 2017. nLIVE ON ATR
44 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Wild eyes
AJ in UK
DEONTAY WILDER’S camp
claim their fighter is ready
to face Anthony Joshua in
a world heavyweight bout
in the UK this summer.
Joshua, 28, called out
Wilder after beating Joseph
Parker in Cardiff on Saturday to add the WBO title
to WBA, IBF and IBO belts.
The claim counters promoter Eddie Hearn’s postfight comments that WBC
champ Wilder, 32, is
running scared of the Brit.
But Wilder’s co-manager
Shelly Finkel said: “Deontay wants the fight and is
ready to come to the UK
to fight this summer.”
2GM
THE MASTERS
AUGUSTA
India get
needled
COMMONWEALTH GAMES
chiefs are testing syringes
found near the Indian
team’s accommodation.
A cleaner at the Gold
Coast camp discovered
the needles inside a bottle
discarded in a bin.
India’s 12 boxers have
been told to undergo drug
tests ahead of the Games,
which start on Thursday.
David Grevemberg, chief
exec of the event, said:
“An anti-doping investigation has determined that
there has been a breach
of our no-needle policy.”
India, which denies any
wrong-doing, have been
asked for an explanation.
Scarlets
fan probe
SCARLETS are probing
claims of racist chanting
during their Champions
Cup quarter-final win over
La Rochelle.
A section of the Welsh
region’s fans are accused
of subjecting visiting players to vile abuse during
Friday’s 29-17 triumph.
And Scarlets chiefs have
confirmed they will now
look into the matter.
A club spokesman said:
“We have a proud history
of being a family club
and this is unacceptable.
“An investigation will be
undertaken to understand
the full facts.”
JUST PUCKER . . .
Poulters enjoys his
stunning Houston win
FALDO IS WOWED BY CHAMP-IAN
From DAVID FACEY at Augusta
IAN
POULTER’S
incredible
Houston Open win even had
USA in nearly 250 attempts and it
triple Masters king Nick Faldo gets him into The Masters. That’s
shaking his head in amazement. Poults for you, isn’t it?
Faldo cannot wait to welcome
Poulter to Augusta today and says
the way he is putting, he could
emerge as a strong contender for the
Green Jacket this week.
England’s six-time Major winner
fuelled Poulter’s Ryder Cup legend by
handing him a 2008 wildcard and saw
him emerge as Europe’s top scorer.
And Faldo maintains, ten years on,
that Poults remains a fearsome
competitor, even at the age of 42.
He said: “The way he holed that
20-footer to force a play-off and
coolly finish it off for the victory —
and grab the last place in The Masters
— was just amazing to watch.
“I don’t think people realise just
how hard it is to win on the PGA
Tour in your 40s.
“His first stroke-play win in the
“You look back at all the great
careers and it’s remarkable how one
club makes such a difference.
“Now he’s got confidence in that
putter again you can really see him
pushing on and having a glorious
late flourish to his career.”
Poulter clinched his play-off win
over Beau Hossler with the putter he
used when he launched Europe
towards the Miracle at Medinah.
His five successive birdies to win
his Saturday fourball match was the
catalyst for that epic fightback at he
2012 Ryder Cup.
Double Masters winner Jose Maria
Olazabal, who was Europe’s captain,
said: “I was more surprised he stopped
using that putter after Medinah.
“Perhaps he felt it deserved to be
put on show. But it seems it can still
work its magic.” Poulter flew straight night, it’s not looking good, and
from Houston to his Florida home that’s why you pack your bags and
for an Easter feast with his four book an early flight home, like I did.
children. And he said: “It’s time for
“To turn it around the way I did
some chocolate with the kids.”
took an awful lot of mental strength.
He spent yesterday packing and
“But when you want something
sorting out accommodation and
bad enough, then you have to go
will play his first practice
right down to the bottom and
round today, something he
grab hold of what you can to
never imagined after a onecome back up.”
over-par first-round 73 in HousClose pal Justin Rose played
ton which left him tied 123rd!
with him in the third round at
Poults
followed
up
with
Houston and felt the energy.
rounds of 64-65-67, capped by
Rose said: “We had dinthe birdie on the last hole
ner the night before and
which was greeted by a
Poults was saying he’d
trademark
wild-eyed
been playing great for a
celebration and ferowhile but his putting
cious heart-thumping.
was
holding
him
It was his first victory
back.
since the 2012 WGC-HSBC
“But that one on
BIG
HEART
.
.
.
Champions event in China.
18 — and the chestPoults celebrates
He added: “This win is
thumping
celeright up there with anything
bration
that
I’ve done in the game, it
followed it — was
really
is.
On
Thursday
classic Poults.”
COUNTDOWN
MATT PARZIALE is no average
Masters rookie — he is a
full-time firefighter from the
same small town where boxing
greats Rocky Marciano and
Marvin Hagler grew up.
Victory in the US Mid-Amateur
Championship earned him the
right to rub shoulders with Tiger
Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory
McIlroy at Augusta.
The tournament was restricted
to over-25s — to stop the college
boys from dominating it.
And Parziale, 30, flew home
from Atlanta, arriving at 2am —
and reported for duty with the
Brockton Fire Department in
Massachusetts five hours later.
He subsequently took six
months’ leave to prepare for
Augusta, with the blessing of
his 224 colleagues — including
Fire Captain dad Vic.
After five years doing one of
the most dangerous jobs around,
Parziale insists he will not
be fazed by facing the world’s
top golfers.
But he brushed off questions
about whether his firefighting
background helps him cope with
the heat of battle on the course.
Ahead of The Masters teeing
off on Thursday, Parziale said:
“Look, when you fight a fire,
it’s chaos — uncontrolled.
“Nothing is ever the same and
you’re part of a team you rely
on. Playing a tournament, you’re
on your own and it’s controlled.
“But I love doing both jobs.
The only similarity between
them is there’s the satisfaction
of completing something.”
Parziale decided to follow in
his father’s footsteps after giving
up his hopes of making it as
a golf professional.
And he reckons that tackling
a blaze with his recently-retired
dad was a bigger thrill than his
Mid-Amateur win last October.
Parziale Snr actually caddied
for him in that tournament and
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
in
association
with
ROOKIE MATT
BLAZES TRAIL
TO BIG TIME...
will be on bag duties again at
Augusta. This despite urging his
son to use a local caddie who
knows the course inside out.
Parziale (below) added: “It’s
been an amazing year — and
the highlight was I got to fight
a fire with my dad.
“That’s the one thing I wanted
to do before he retired. We had
a great time doing it together.”
Proud dad Vic said: “Now I get
to see him play in The Masters.
“It’s going to be pretty cool
being out there with him. I
never thought I’d see the place
— now I’m caddying in the
tournament!”
Parziale Snr got the chance
to play Augusta on his son’s
FOURTH fact-finding mission to
Augusta a few weeks ago.
And after heading on to
play a round at the famous
Medallist course in Florida,
they bumped into Matt’s hero
— Tiger Woods.
Woods
sent
Parziale
a
BIRDIE
of the
week
BOGEY
of the
week
IT was the other side of the coin for PGA
Tour rookie Hossler.
The American, 23, was clearly rattled by
Poulter’s heroics as he found sand and then
water to hand his opponent victory at the
first extra hole.
“MISSION accomplished. I’ve made as
much progress this past week as I
have during any week of my career.”
American Jordan Spieth shared
third at Houston Open and has
come into form.
45
Rocket an El raiser
RONNIE O’SULLIVAN wants
revenge over Elliot Slessor.
World No 73 Slessor beat
Ronnie 4-1 in November.
They now meet in the China
Open and the Rocket (left),
who had called low-ranked
David Facey
KEEPS HIS EAGLE EYE ON
THE WORLD OF GOLF
ARE you kidding? It could only be the
20-footer Ian Poulter fired in on the 72nd
hole of the Houston Open which set up his
play-off victory over Beau Hossler.
The win sent him to The Masters. Who
writes his scripts?
SAY
that
again
2GM
letter of congratulations when
he earned his spot at Augusta.
And Parziale admitted: “I
thought it was incredible when
he sent me the letter.
“Then I saw him at Medallist,
so I said hello to him and he
was great to talk to. We talked
for two or three minutes.”
Parziale could not bring himself to ask Woods if there was
a chance of playing a practice
round
together
before
The
Masters — though he did get out
on
the
course
with
Rory
McIlroy yesterday.
And whatever happens this
week, Brockton — which calls
itself the ‘City of Champions’
because of its links to Marciano
and Hagler — has another
sporting hero to pay
tribute to.
l Turkish Airlines flies
to more countries
than any other airline
—
and
carries golf bags
for free.
By HECTOR NUNNS
players “numpties”, said: “If
I play like I did in Belfast,
Elliot will beat me again.
“But he’s not a numpty —
numpties don’t beat me!”
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
RUGBY UNION
PRINCIPALITY BUILDING SOCIETY
PREMIERSHIP: 2nd Phase - Cardiff
Rugby 21 RGC 1404 64; Merthyr 39 Llandovery
6. Off - Bedwas v Bargoed, Cross Keys v
Llanelli, Ebbw Vale v Aberavon.
RUGBY LEAGUE
BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE
CASTLEF’RD (0) 6 W’RINGTON(10) 18
CASTLEFORD: Try: Holmes. Goal: Gale.
WARRINGTON: Tries: T King, Clark. Goals:
Ratchford 5.
CATALANS (4) 27 HUDD’FIELD (6) 6
CATALANS DRAGONS: Tries: Broughton 2,
Jullien, Mead 2. Goals: Gigot 3. Drop Goal:
Gigot.
HUDDERSFIELD: Try: Murphy. Goal: McIntosh.
Att: 8,853.
HULL
(8) 27 WAKEFIELD(18) 26
HULL: Tries: Abdull, Kelly, Talanoa 2. Goals:
Sneyd 5. Drop Goal: Sneyd.
WAKEFIELD: Tries: Tupou 2, Caton-Brown 2.
Goals: Batchelor 5.
LEEDS
(12) 20 SALFORD
(0) 0
LEEDS: Tries: Briscoe, Handley, Walters. Goals:
Watkins 4.
WIDNES
(6) 6 ST HELENS (16) 28
WIDNES: Try: Albert. Goal: Gilmore.
ST HELENS: Tries: Morgan, Percival 2, Barba,
Makinson 2. Goals: Richardson 2.
WIGAN
(26) 44 HULL KR
(0) 6
WIGAN: Tries: S Tomkins, Farrell 2, Williams,
L Marshall 4. Goals: S Tomkins 6.
HULL KR: Try: Atkin. Goal: Shaw.
P
St Helens
9
Wigan
8
Warrington 10
Leeds
8
Hull
9
Castleford
7
Wakefield
8
Widnes
9
Salford
9
Huddersfield 9
Hull KR
9
Catalans
9
W
8
6
6
5
5
5
4
3
3
2
2
2
D
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
L
1
2
4
2
4
2
4
6
6
6
7
7
F
256
246
186
156
210
111
154
165
142
120
140
119
A Pts
102 16
109 12
155 12
129 11
184 10
132 10
138 8
185 6
190 6
243 5
216 4
222 4
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP: 4th Rd
HUNSLET (6) 10 BRADFORD (14) 34
HUNSLET: Try: Sanderson. Goals: Sanderson 3.
BRADFORD: Tries: Garside, Ryan, Johnson,
Minchella, Rickett. Goals: Chisholm 7.
BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP
Swinton 16; Leigh 31 London
Rochdale 0 Featherstone 42;
Batley 28; Toulouse 22 Toronto
Off - Dewsbury v Halifax.
- Barrow 16
Broncos 18;
Sheffield 14
Wolfpack 24.
CRICKET
MCC UNIVERSITY MATCHES
(2nd day of 3)
CAMBRIDGE MCCU v NOTTS
Fenner’s: Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE v CARDIFF MCCU
Bristol: No play yesterday due to rain Gloucestershire 359-5 (Howell 89, Roderick 85,
Van Buuren 52; Evans 4-53) v Cardiff MCCU.
KENT v OXFORD MCCU
Canterbury: No play yesterday due to
rain - Kent 100-3 v Oxford MCCU.
SUSSEX v LOUGHBOROUGH MCCU
Hove: No play yesterday due to rain Sussex 337-7 (Brown 119 no, Finch 80, Beer
50 no) v Loughborough MCCU.
WARWICKSHIRE v DURHAM MCCU
Edgbaston: No play yesterday due to rain Warwickshire 299-4 dec (Trott 111 no, Bell
100, Hose 68) v Durham MCCU 35-1.
WORCESTERSHIRE v
LEEDS/BRADFORD MCCU
Flagge Meadow: Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
(Matches resume at 11am)
FOURTH TEST MATCH (Johannesburg):
4th day of 5 - South Africa 488 (Markram
152, Bavuma 95 no, De Villiers 69; Cummins
5-83) & 344-6 dec (Du Plessis 120, Elgar 81;
Cummins 4-58) v Australia 221 (Paine 62,
Khawaja 53, Cummins 50) & 88-3.
SECOND T20 INTERNATIONAL (Karachi) Pakistan 205-3 (Azam 97 no, Talat 63) v
West Indies 123. Pakistan bt West
Indies by 82 runs.
TENNIS
WTA ABIERTO GNP SEGUROS (Monterrey,
Mexico): 1st Rd - A Riske (US) bt E Rodina
(Rus) 6-0 7-6.
WTA VOLVO CAR OPEN (Charleston,
South Carolina, USA): 1st Rd - B Pera (US)
bt J Cepelova (Svk) 6-2 6-2; A Cornet (Fra) bt
K Bondarenko (Ukr) 6-1 6-2; C Mchale (US)
bt Z Diyas (Kaz) 6-4 6-2; L Siegemund (Ger) bt
N Vikhlyantseva (Rus) 7-5 6-2; K Bertens (Hol)
bt V Cepede (Par) 6-4 6-1; V Lepchenko (US)
bt A Petkovic (Ger) 6-4 7-5; F Stollar (Hun) bt
F Di Lorenzo (US) 7-5 6-1; D Gavrilova (Aus) bt
O Jabeur (Tun) 1-6 6-4 6-3; M Buzarnescu
(Rom) bt V Lapko (Blr) 6-4 0-0 ret; N Osaka
(Jpn) bt J Brady (US) 6-4 6-4; C Giorgi (Ita) bt
S Soler-Espinosa (Spa) 6-1 6-4; P Hercog (Slo)
bt M Zanevska (Bel) 6-1 6-4.
MOTORSPORT
BRITISH SUPERBIKES (Donington Park):
Race 2 - 1 B Ray (Suzuki) 28min 0.955sec;
2 L Haslam (Kawasaki) 28:04.405; 3 D Linfoot
(Honda) 28:12.399; 4 D Buchan (Kawasaki)
28:20.627; 5 S Byrne (Ducati) 28:20.858;
6 C Iddon (BMW) 28:31.131. Standings 1 B Ray (Suzuki) 50pts; 2 S Byrne (Ducati) 31;
3 D Linfoot (Honda) 29; 4 L Haslam (Kawasaki) 27; 5 L Mossey (Kawasaki) 19; 6 G Irwin
(Ducati) 19.
SNOOKER
CHINA OPEN (Beijing): 1st Rd - B Woollaston bt L Walker 6-5; M Allen bt N Saengkham (Tha) 6-1; J Lisowski bt A Hamilton 6-1;
L Haotian (Chn) bt L Highfield 6-4; M Williams
bt T Un-Nooh (Tha) 6-1; G Wilson bt A Carter
6-4; J Perry bt C Totten 6-0; Jak Jones bt
N Bond 6-5; C Yupeng (Chn) bt L Brecel (Bel)
6-4; S Craigie bt M Gould 6-4; R Walden bt
H Akbar (Pak) 6-0; S Bingham bt M Stevens 6-5.
SPEEDWAY
PREMIERSHIP KO CUP: Qtr-final, 1st
Leg: Off - Wolverhampton v Belle Vue.
TODAY’S SPORT
(7.45 unless stated)
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Quarter-final, 1st Legs
Juventus v Real Madrid.................
Sevilla v Bayern Munich ................
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Aston Villa v Reading ....................
Bolton v Birmingham.............. 8.0
Fulham v Leeds ..............................
Wolves v Hull ..................................
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Bury v Rochdale .............................
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Hibernian
v Hamilton, Motherwell v Aberdeen, Ross
County v Partick.
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Dundee
Utd v Dumbarton, Dunfermline v Livingston,
Inverness CT v Brechin, Queen of South v Falkirk.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Berwick v
Stenhousemuir, Cowdenbeath v Montrose.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Barrow v AFC Fylde.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Stockport County v Tamworth.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Billericay v Tonbridge
Angels.
RUGBY UNION (7.30): Principality
Building Society Premiership: 2nd
Phase - Bridgend v Neath, Newport v Swansea.
CRICKET: Third T20 International Pakistan v West Indies (Karachi, 3.30).
BASKETBALL: BBL Championship Newcastle v Worcester (7.30).
POOLS PREDICTIONS
(Games playing Saturday & Sunday)
PREMIER LEAGUE
1 Arsenal v Southampton...............1
2 Bournemouth v C Palace ............. 1
3 Brighton v Huddersfield..............1
4 Chelsea v West Ham.....................1
5 Everton v Liverpool......................2
6 Leicester v Newcastle..................1
7 Man City v Man Utd......................1
8 Stoke v Tottenham......................2
9 Watford v Burnley ....................... X
10 West Brom v Swansea ............... 2
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
11 Birmingham v Burton Alb ......... 1
12 Brentford v Ipswich...................X
13 Cardiff v Wolves ................... VOID
(Rearranged, playing Friday, 7.45pm)
14 Derby v Bolton............................1
15 Hull v QPR .................................... X
16 Leeds v Sunderland....................1
17 Middlesbrough v Nottm For ..... 1
18 Millwall v Bristol City .................1
19 Norwich v Aston Villa ................ 2
20 Reading v Preston......................X
21 Sheff Wed v Fulham...................2
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
22 AFC Wimbledon v Scunthorpe..X
23 Blackburn v Southend...............1
24 Blackpool v Bradford.................X
25 Bristol Rovers v Charlton ..........2
26 Gillingham v Doncaster ............. X
27 N’thampton v Shrewsbury .PANEL
(Postponed due to EFL Trophy Final)
28 Oxford Utd v Oldham.................1
29 Plymouth v Peterborough........1
30 Rochdale v Portsmouth.............2
31 Rotherham v Fleetwood ........... 1
32 Walsall v Bury..............................1
33 Wigan v MK Dons ........................ 1
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
34 Barnet v Forest Green...............X
35 Cambridge Utd v Exeter............X
36 Cheltenham v Morecambe........X
37 Colchester v Accrington............2
38 Grimsby v Chesterfield..............X
39 Lincoln City v Wycombe..PANEL
(Postponed due to EFL Trophy Final)
40 Mansfield v Crewe......................1
41 Newport Co v Stevenage .......... 1
42 Notts County v Coventry .......... 1
43 Port Vale v Crawley Town ........ X
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP
44
45
46
47
48
49
Hamilton v Celtic........................2
Hearts v Aberdeen .....................2
Partick v Kilmarnock .................2
Rangers v Dundee ...................... 1
Ross County v Hibernian ........... 2
St Johnstone v Motherwell ...... X
46 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
SUPER LEAGUE
WAT HO! . . . Kallum
Watkins converts for
Leeds Rhinos
20 WATS
By GARY CARTER
England centre Watkins made
the opening try for Tom Briscoe
and booted four goals.
Try No 2 came as Niall Evalds
fumbled to present Ash Handley
with an easy touchdown.
It put Rhinos back on the winning path after a tight loss to Castleford and draw at Huddersfield.
Red Devils boss Ian Watson
admitted the wintry conditions got
the better of his side.
Watson said: “We’ve got a good
squad and we just need to be
Wigan...............44
Hull KR................6
LIAM MARSHALL grabbed
four Wigan tries — to
give boss Shaun Wane a
welcome headache.
Fringe players Marshall
and debutant prop Gabriel
Hamlin shone in this rout.
Wane said: “I’ve not had
selection dilemmas for
years so it’s nice. Marshy
and Gabe did so well.”
Five tries before halftime, including two from
Liam Farrell and Marshall’s
opener, put Wigan 26-0 up.
KR’s Chris Atkins went
over but Marshall added
three tries and Sam Tomkins finished with 16 points
from a try and six goals.
Hull
KR
chief
Tim
Sheens said: “We are our
own worst enemy.”
Hull FC..............27
Wakefield.........26
Leeds.............................20
Salford.............................0
smarter in certain things but we
need more depth.
“Some of our younger lads were
outstanding but Leeds showed us
how to play those conditions.
“They kept building pressure
and when they had the opportunity to score a try, they took it.
We didn’t take ours.”
Salford lost Evalds to a nasty
head knock while Josh Walters
rounded the win off for Leeds.
Boss Brian McDermott said: “He
looked like Lionel Messi celebrating there, pointing to everyone!”
Catalans...........27
Huddersfield.....6
Castleford....................6
Warrington.................18
Widnes..........................6
St Helens...................28
DARYL CLARK made a splash on
his return to Castleford as Wolves
made it four straight wins.
The England hooker went over
late in the game on a waterlogged
pitch that became a mud bath.
Castleford-born Clark (right)
was sold to Warrington in a bigmoney move at the end of 2014.
Wolves coach Steve Price said:
“He was superb on a quagmire
of a pitch.”
Toby King’s try and Stefan
Ratchford’s five goals tied it up.
Oliver Holmes replied.
Tigers coach Daryl Powell
said: “I’m not blaming anybody
but ourselves.”
SAINTS boss Justin Holbrook
hailed
his
super
winger
Tommy Makinson after he
registered his 100th career try.
Makinson notched a secondhalf double which finished off
struggling Vikings.
Holbrook
said:
“Tommy
impressed and to bring up 100
tries is a real achievement. He’s
just a great pleasure to coach.”
Mark Percival’s two first-half
tries set up St Helens, while
Wellington Albert replied with
his first Super League try before
Ben Barba reopened the gap.
Makinson’s trademark finishes
were the icing on the cake.
CRICKET
Root’s ton
over again
HULL FC boss Lee Radford
thought Marc Sneyd had
“no chance” of nailing his
dramatic
match-winning
52-metre drop goal.
The scrum-half delivered
the monster effort with
89 SECONDS remaining.
Radford said: “I thought
he was too far out to
execute — but he did. It
was unbelievable to get it
over in that rain.”
Hull were ahead FOUR
times with Fetuli Talanoa
(2), Albert Kelly and
Jordan Abdull tries, while
Sneyd kicked five goals.
Mason Caton-Brown and
Bill Tupou (2) kept Wakefield in it.
Boss Chris Chester said:
“It’s gut-wrenching.”
Kallum puts Salford in shade
KALLUM WATKINS stole the
show as Salford were taught a
lesson by Leeds.
1GM
DAVID MEAD and Jodie
Broughton
scored
two
tries each as Catalans
kept Steve McNamara in
his job for another week.
With Dragons having
won just once in 2018,
McNamara was under fire.
Aaron Murphy’s touchdown opened the scoring
for Huddersfield.
Catalans ran riot after
the break with Benjamin
Jullien scoring in the
first minute.
McNamara said: “It’s
nice to be on the
end of the right
result.” But Giants
coach Chris Thorman moaned: “It’s
been a tough weekend
for us.”
IT’S UNLUCKY 7
SO that’s seven out From JOHN ETHERIDGE
of seven this winter
47 times and has 23
for Joe Root.
centuries, Virat Kohli’s
Seven fifties in Test
cricket . . . and
seven
failures to convert into
a hundred.
The England captain
is a brilliant batsman
but his inability to
reach three figures is
becoming more than
an aberration. It is
becoming ridiculous.
From the last 22
times
Root
has
passed 50, he has
just three tons.
His Test career
record is 52 halfcenturies but only
13 have become
hundreds.
It happened again
on day four of the
Second Test with New
Zealand
when
he
nicked behind on 52.
Root (left) is respected
across the cricket globe
— 13 Test tons and an
average of more than 52
is magnificent. But in
truth he should have at
least 20 centuries, perhaps nearer 25.
Rootus Interruptus is
beginning to define his
career. He knows it and
it drives him nuts.
By comparison, the
world’s top batsmen are
able to convert. Steve
Smith has passed fifty
ratio is a staggering 21
centuries from 37 fifties
and Kane Williamson
has 18 from 44.
Root has considered
all sorts of theories.
Does he lose concentration, become complacent or attempt too
many high-risk shots?
The answer to all three
is almost certainly no.
But team-mate Jonny
Bairstow, reckons it is
little more than coincidence and the hundreds will finally flow.
Bairstow said: “I’d
take seven fifties this
winter! Joe is averaging almost 53, has 13
hundreds and is only
27. Not many in the
world have done that.
“I don’t think it’s a
case of worrying about
how many he is converting because, when
it does start to happen,
he’ll go from averaging
53 to . . . who knows?”
Root was one of four
batsmen
alongside
Mark Stoneman, James
Vince
and
Dawid
Malan, to reach 50 as
England set New Zealand 382 runs to win.
The Kiwis went into
the
final
day
this
morning on 42-0.
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47
FANS’ FURY SPARKS AXE
BOSS
From Back Page
charge
since
being
appointed in November
and left Albion stranded
at the bottom of the table
ten points from safety.
Pardew leaves as one of
the club’s worst managers.
Caretaker
boss
Darren Moore is set to
oversee the remaining six
games of the season.
The Midlands club have
no plans to rush an
appointment and will act
once the season is over.
Albion chiefs want a
manager with experience
of English football outside
the top flight who can
handle a 46-game season.
Aberdeen boss Derek
McInnes will also be considered along with Everton
No 2 Craig Shakespeare if
Sam
Allardyce
leaves
Goodison Park.
Graham Potter, manager
of
Swedish
minnows
Ostersunds, will be interested as his stock rose
after a high-profile Europa
League campaign, but he
is not thought to be a
front runner for the job.
Mick McCarthy is also
available after announcing
he is leaving Ipswich —
but his connections as a
former manager of rivals
Wolves may rule him out.
Finances could be a
sticking point for Appleton
with Albion needing to
match his Leicester salary
as Claude Puel’s assistant.
Albion chief executive
Mark Jenkins announced
last week that he was
‘shocked’ by the state of
the club’s finances and a
complete
overhaul
is
needed this summer.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
By GRAHAM HILL
WEST BROM finally pulled the
plug on Alan Pardew after
fans turned on their club.
DONT LOOK NOW
. . . Pards suffers as
the Baggies crash to
defeat by Burnley
MOST DEPARTURES
IN A PREM SEASON BOTTOM OF PREM
2017-18
2013-14
1994-95
2004-05
2008-09
10
10
9
9
9
P
Brighton.........31
West Ham...... 31
Swansea.........31
Hudd’field......32
C Palace..........32
W
8
8
8
8
7
D
10
9
7
7
9
L
13
14
16
17
16
Pts
34
33
31
31
30
S’thampton...31 5 13 13 28
Stoke..............32 6 9 17 27
WEST BROM....32 3 11 18 20
Albion were set to dismiss him
at the end of a nightmare season.
But the atmosphere at The
Hawthorns
during
Saturday’s
defeat by Burnley — a club-record
eighth league defeat in a row —
was so toxic the owners felt they
had to act immediately.
Fans vented their anger at Pardew and the players, season tickets
were thrown on the pitch and there
were rumours of a heated exchange
between No 2 John Carver and
fans behind the dugout.
And that was from the fans
who turned up, as more
alarming for owner Guochuan Lai in China would
have been the blocks of
empty seats.
Chants of ‘Pards out’
rang out while other
fans targeted Gareth
Barry, who had been
pictured in a Birmingham nightclub
less than 24 hours
before the game.
Barry
was
injured
but
coming just six
weeks after the
Barcelona taxigate storm it did
not look good.
Every
senior
figure at the club
was
involved
in
the decision to axe the
manager.
Pardew, who took a phone
call most likely from chief
executive Mark Jenkins, would
hardly have been surprised
after four disastrous months.
The timing was unusual, and
no one at The Hawthorns
wanted any more upheaval,
particularly with no obvious
BOING,
GOING,
GONE!
Pards in early Albion exit
replacement in sight. But Pards
bagged just one league win and
five draws to go with 12 defeats —
which statistically makes him one
of the club’s worst managers.
And he all but admitted on Saturday he could no longer have
any effect by saying it was getting
harder to motivate the players.
Pardew was appointed partly
due to his Reading connections
with technical director Nick Hammond. But his January dealings
also failed to turn things around
as he brought in £120,000-a-week
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge
only to see him crocked.
Caretaker boss Darren Moore
may at least inspire the team to
salvage some pride before a more
fan-friendly appointment is made
early on in the close season.
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I’M DE BEST . . . De Bruyne deserves to be player of the year
Vote for me,
pleads KDB
By JORDAN DAVIES
KEVIN DE BRUYNE is convinced HE should win
this season’s PFA Player of the Year prize.
Yet the Belgian maestro admits even he has been
surprised at just how good he has been for
champions-elect Manchester City.
KDB, 26, said: “In one way I believe I deserve it
but I didn’t expect to be this good this season.
“I think there is almost no game where my
standard has dropped, so
I have been very constant, and I am very
happy with myself.”
But, ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League
clash with Liverpool, De
Bruyne says it is impossible to compare him
with his big rival for the
PFA gong — Liverpool’s
37-goal star Mo Salah.
He added: “You cannot
compare, so how do the
CHAMBERS . . . focus
players choose?
“It’s totally different, I
played like a defensive
midfielder against Everton. How you can compare me to an inside
forward? I have no idea.”
And
Reds
defender
Virgil
Van
Dijk
has
warned De Bruyne and
By CHARLIE WYETT
Co that Salah is almost
impossible to stop.
CALUM CHAMBERS says
He said: “There are Arsenal will still keep
ways to stop him, . . . but pushing in the Premier
I’m not telling you how!” League — even if fans
City can clinch the title have lost interest.
by beating Manchester
The Gunners are sixth
United in Saturday’s derby.
But, even if they do, Ander in the table and need
Herrera insists they will Europa League glory to
NEVER be the biggest save their season.
They beat Stoke 3-0
club in the country.
United’s Spanish mid- on Sunday but thousands
fielder, 28, said: “I have of fed-up fans AGAIN
learnt how difficult it is to chose to stay away from
play for one of the biggest the Emirates.
clubs in the world.
Yet ahead of Thursday’s
“Everyone expects you last-eight home tie with
to win. And when you
CSKA
Moscow, defender
don’t, people who aren’t
United fans love to see Chambers said: “We are
a
professional
side.
you lose.
“We want to finish as
“That shows how big
we are — we don’t think high as we can in the
about the others, they league, so these games
think about us.”
are still important.”
Cal vow
to fans
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CHAMPIONS LEAGUEE
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Jurgen is
a terrific
boss, but
I wanted
to work
with Pep
SMOOTH AS ILK . . . Klopp
watches Gundogan lift the
German Supercup with
Dortmund in 2013
ILKAY SNUBBED KLOPP TO CHASE
AS soon as the Champions
League draw was made,
Ilkay Gundogan picked up
his phone and sent a text.
He was sitting with his Manchester City team-mates in Abu
Dhabi, watching TV during their
warm-weather training camp.
But there was one person he
wanted to share the moment
with after learning City would
be facing Liverpool in the
quarter-finals.
Gundogan revealed: “I only
said ‘see you soon’ and sent
him a little smiley emoji.
“He answered with a smiley,
as well. I think that we were
both happy with this match-up.”
That message went to Jurgen
By MARTIN
BLACKBURN
Klopp, his old manager at
Borussia Dortmund and one of
the biggest influences in the
27-year-old midfielder’s career.
They won the Bundesliga, the
German Cup and Supercup at
Dortmund and came so close to
winning the European crown at
Wembley back in 2013.
Gundogan said: “I had four
fantastic years with Jurgen.
“We won a lot of things
together, lived through many
different experiences.
“I think that Jurgen is a
terrific coach. He’s capable of
motivating his team ahead of
every game. He doesn’t mind if
it’s a friendly between amateur
teams or a Champions League
final, for example.
“He’s a top guy who knows
how to deal with his players,
how to treat them and how to
motivate them.
“Jurgen played a very important role for me and I’m very
grateful to have played in that
team at such a high level for
so many years.
“I learned a lot and those
days left a mark on my career.”
Gundogan had the chance to
join up with Klopp again at
Anfield when he decided to
leave Dortmund in summer 2016.
But the German international
turned down his old boss for
the opportunity to work with
Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
Gundogan, who cost City
£20.4million, said: “I just wanted
to do something new. I’m a very
curious person and I want to
experience new things.
“I’d always wanted to work
with Pep. I’d played against
him and I wanted to know how
it would feel to train and play
under him.
“When the chance arose I
didn’t consider other options.
“He’s got a gift that not
many coaches have, even in a
tactical sense — and this makes
him maybe the best coach in
the world nowadays. That is
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
49
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IT’S NOT
WITCHCRAFT
RON YOU GO . . . Zidane delivers his team-talk in Turin
Juve on ZZ’s
Kop boss: City stars are top class list for return
From NEIL ASHTON in Turin
By OSCAR PAUL
JURGEN KLOPP says there
is no ‘witchcraft’ behind
opponents. If we do that well,
Pep Guardiola’s stunning then they will have some difficoaching success — only culty coping with it.”
Scintillating City have swept
star players.
Liverpool manager Klopp
has
an
enviable
record
against his Manchester City
counterpart, triumphing in
six of their 12 previous
meetings.
That run stretches back to
the pair’s clashes when Klopp
was
in
charge
of
Borussia
Dortmund and Guardiola in the
Bayern Munich hotseat.
And the German insists the
only real difference between him
and Guardiola is the quality of
players at their disposal.
Speaking to Uefa ahead of
their
Champions
League
quarter-final
first
leg
blockbuster
tomorrow,
Klopp said: “Pep always
has great teams.
“At Barcelona and
Bayern he had fantastic players, who
made a lot of
great decisions.
“Now with Ilkay
Gundogan,
David
Silva,
Sergio
Aguero,
Leroy
Sane,
Raheem
Sterling
and
Gabriel
Jesus,
they are extraordinary.
“Positioning is
also important
— but this is
not witchcraft.
“It
is
not
unusual
just
because
the
wing-backs
come
inside,
yet the players
move
every
millisecond in
order
to
be
available.
“And when they
are, that’s when individual
quality
becomes
important. There’s no big difference in our styles. It’s just
that Pep always had better
teams than me.
“The way we attack other
teams, the way we defend
high, is unpleasant for our
EURO DREAMS
why so many players want to
work with him.
“They see how his teams
play, they see it’s an appealing
type of football.”
City go to Anfield for the
first leg of the Battle of Britain
showdown tomorrow night.
And Gundogan believes twotime Champions League winner
Guardiola can help finally put
one of his biggest disappointments behind him.
That came five years ago
when Klopp’s Dortmund were
edged out by Arjen Robben’s
winner for Bayern Munich in
as dramatic final at Wembley.
Gundogan scored a secondhalf penalty but Dortmund lost
2-1 and that defeat still hurts
today. He said: “You can’t go
higher at club level than playing
in a Champions League final so
that was very special for me.
“I guess the goal coming in
the last minute was just bad
luck for us and I’m still
upset about it to be honest.
“But I am lucky to
now be playing with a
team
that can say that they can also
make it to the Champions
League final. We hope to and
we’ll try our hardest to make
it there again this season.”
“Maybe I can make up for
the lost 2013 final and win this
time. That would be the best
feeling ever.”
Tweet @SunMartinB
MANE . . . Kop joy
aside all challengers as they
march to the Premier League title.
Liverpool were thrashed 5-0 at
the Etihad in September — but
got their revenge with a thrilling
4-3 win in January.
Guardiola has won five against
Klopp, with one game being
drawn. Klopp is now hoping to
steal a march on his old foe
(above) at Anfield tomorrow.
He even revealed that he takes
encouragement
from
ROBIN
HOOD and JAMES BOND when
looking to topple wealthy rivals.
Speaking on Graham Hunter’s
The Big Interview podcast, he
said: “I’m inspired by Robin
Hood. I read thousands of books
in my youth. I loved the stories.
“James Bond is a fantastic guy.
He has his own rules, he’s
allowed to kill while all the rest
of us are not allowed!
“And before everything else, he
was always prepared to sacrifice
himself. That’s how I understand the
father role in a family — and I hope
I’d do it in an extreme situation.
“That’s romantic, how it should
be. Show balls in a situation like
that if you have the opportunity.
“James Bond obviously shows
some balls!”
But Klopp says he will never
change the madcap touchline
antics that are his trademark.
Although he concedes he has
sometimes gone too far.
Back in 2013, he infamously lost
his
rag
as
Dortmund
boss
during a game against Napoli —
when he screamed in the face of
the shocked fourth official.
He added: “I know when I’ve
been wrong — it’s not that I don’t
reflect and say, ‘Oh my God’.
“In Naples, it looked like I
would bite the official in the face,
it’s nothing I am proud of.
“When I was a young manager,
I became kind of famous in
Germany. I met Pele and Franz
Beckenbauer, working with them
at the 2006 World Cup.
“My biggest heroes growing up
— and they were completely cool.
“If they can be as they are, I
don’t have to change either.”
PREM LOSS
From Back Page
the Premier League but we
know why it happened.
“We’re aware of our
strengths and we know
what we’re capable of —
we want to prove that
against Liverpool.”
City
thrashed
Jurgen
Klopp’s side 5-0 at the Etihad back in September.
And
Gundogan
says
having the second leg back
at the Etihad next Tuesday
is a big advantage for City
as he bids to get one over
his old Dortmund boss.
The
midfielder,
27,
added: “We’d like to get a
great result in the first leg
and then dominate the
game in front of our fans.
“But I’m sure these will
be
two
very
electric
games. The fans will enjoy
a fantastic showdown and
we can’t wait to play these
games!”
ZINEDINE ZIDANE could be tempted by an
emotional return to Juventus as head coach
sometime in the future.
Zizou, who takes Real Madrid into Juve’s Allianz
Stadium for tonight’s first leg of their Champions
League quarter-final, is under pressure to keep his
job after a faltering La Liga season.
Real’s double Champions League-winning coach
is a Juve legend after
five years as a player
there. And he confessed
he might manage the
Italian giants one day.
And with current Juve
7.45pm, BT Sport 2
boss Max Allegri eyeing
the imminent vacancy ued. That’s the way I like
at Chelsea, Zidane said: to train and I'm never
“You
can
never
say going to change because
never, but I’m happy I believe in that.”
Juventus lost 4-1 to
where I am.
in
last
year’s
“I only train, I do not Real
think about the future, Champions League final
but you know how this in Cardiff — having also
profession is.
been
beaten
by
“I spent five years Barcelona in the final
there as a player and two years earlier.
the DNA is the same:
Allegri’s
side,
who
fight and go win. I beat Tottenham 2-1 at
learned that with Juve.” Wembley to reach the
Zidane
has
some quarter-final again, are
tough calls to make out for revenge tonight.
tonight and admitted it
Allegri, 50, said: “We
is impossible to keep all gave up mentally in the
his Galacticos happy.
second half in Cardiff.
The
Real
Madrid But it does not have to
coach is preparing to happen again.
recall Cristiano Ronaldo
“The goal for us is to
to the side after resting stay in the tie when we
him at the weekend and go to Madrid. But we
will put Gareth Bale know they are deadly
back on the bench — when they open you up
despite the Welshman’s in just two passes so we
two goals in the 3-0 win have to mark them
at Las Palmas.
extraordinarily tight.”
The Frenchman, 45,
Zizou
added:
“We
said: “I have 25 very know what we are and
good players and I’m we know how to do it.
going to use them all We are well prepared.
during the season.
“But it has nothing to
“There are times when do with what happened
some play more than ten months ago — what
others.
Everyone
is happened happened.
important
and
my
“We have to think
players have to feel val- about this tie.”
Juventus
v R Madrid
Bale eyeing up
foursome feat
By PHIL CADDEN
GARETH BALE can match Phil Neal and
become Britain’s most decorated
Champions League winner.
That is the verdict of the forward’s new Wales boss Ryan Giggs.
Liverpool legend Neal is currently
out on his own with FOUR European
Cup triumphs.
But Bale (left) — who toasted
Euro glory with Real Madrid in 2014,
2016 and 2017 — has a shot at
matching Neal’s feat this season.
Real face Juventus tonight in the first
leg of their last-eight clash — a repeat
of last season’s final.
And Giggs, himself a two-time winner
with Manchester United, said: “Real
can definitely win it.
“There is an aura around the club
and only a handful of teams have it.
“They’ve got experience, plus a
coach who’s won it a couple of times.
Those things are invaluable.”
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NO
CRISIS AT THE BRIDGEE
MAX’S
JOBS AS A
MANAGER
Aglianese (2003-04)
SPAL (2004-05)
Grosseto (2005-06)
Sassuolo (2007-08)
Cagliari (2010-14)
AC Milan (2010-14)
Juventus (2014-)
ON HIS WAY?
. . . Hazard’s
Chelsea future
is in doubt
HIS JUVE RECORD
Change is
needed to
lure elite
Ian Wright
DEFEATS
26
DRAWS
34
WINS
149
HIS HONOURS
SERIE A
x4
COPPA
ITALIA
x3
OUR COLUMNISTS
ARE THE TALK OF FOOTBALL
IT remains one of the game’s most months in his first spell is the
longest stay in that time,
glamorous jobs.
But if — probably when — Antonio
Conte leaves Stamford Bridge at the
end of the season, the Chelsea hotseat
is also in big danger of being an
appointment far from the no-brainer it
once was.
Of course the club remains one of
the Premier League’s major players.
Chelsea will still be in the mix for
the major trophies every couple of
seasons or so.
Yet I honestly believe that when club
owner Roman Abramovich is scouring
the world for his next manager, he
may find the goalposts have moved
somewhat.
So much so that he may have to look
at those bosses just below the top level,
not the marquee names who were
previously so easy to attract.
The reason? Well that has to be
down to the attitude of the power
brokers at Stamford Bridge and how
they run the club.
Conte — who is in that marquee
bracket I mentioned — discovered that
to his increasing frustration when he
found players being bought and sold
above his head.
Yes, they still spent big bucks on the
likes of Alvaro Morata and Tiemoue
Bakayoko, but not with the Italian’s 100
per cent blessing or say-so.
It is almost as if the money men
think ‘that’s just how it is. That’s how
we’ll do it and if the manager doesn’t
like it, we’ll move on and get another’.
The man currently with his name on
the door, although it is hard to see it
being there for much longer, is the
TWELFTH Chelsea manager of the
15-year Abramovich era, when you
include the stop-gap bosses.
For a top club it really is a staggering number. It is also the reason why
there has been — and probably will
remain — no chance of building a longterm legacy at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho’s three years and three
when he managed to end
the Blues’ 50-year wait for
a league title. We all
thought then that Chelsea
were here to stay.
But almost ever since, it
has been a good season, a
disappointing one, then a
good one, and so on.
Of course the fans will
be quick to point out they
have
won
a
shedload
more than the likes of
Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool over that period.
But while that has been
great for them, it could
have been even better if
things
had
been
done
differently up above.
There has been no hint of
dominating the game the
way Manchester United, Liverpool or Arsenal did in the
past, or how City probably will
over the next few years.
Right now there are more
questions than answers about
the big names.
Like whether Eden Hazard
will stay or if they will keep
hold of N’Golo Kante.
It is going to be an interesting
summer in west London — and the
likelihood of no Champions League
football won’t make it any easier to
attract people, believe me.
Conte himself won’t struggle for
another club because he HAS won the
title, because he has a great CV and
because of the very nature of how
things work at Chelsea.
Yet anyone seeking his opinion before
deciding whether to add their name to
that ever-growing list will hardly get
the most glittering reference.
The top brass at Stamford Bridge can
blame nobody else for that but
themselves.
LEAD A-SPRAY . . .
Cuadrado (top) hails
Allegri after Juve’s
2017 title triumph
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
WAY BACK FOR CONTE
E
ITALIAN
JOB
Allegri’s ideal man for Rom
Champions League final, beaten
4-1
in
Cardiff
when
Cristiano
Ronaldo
turned
it
on
at
the
Principality Stadium.
Allegri — who also led Juve to the
final in 2015 — would dearly love to
depart Turin with a Champions
League win on his CV.
If he takes the Chelsea job, he
will have to miss a turn.
They are eight points off Tottenham after their humiliating 3-1
defeat against Mauricio Pochettino’s
side at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Time is well and truly up for
Conte.
He knows that. He is about to
muddle his way through his final
two months in charge of Chelsea
before somebody is sent to sack him
in the corridor at St James’ Park
after the final game. Conte, with his
TAKE IT TO MAX
From Back Page
loggerheads with the
Blues’ board over their
transfer policy.
He knows his time at
Stamford Bridge is coming to an end — but the
club are unlikely to axe
him before the summer.
They want Conte to
earn his £185,000-aweek wages while he is
refusing to quit.
With another year left
on his deal he still faces
a £9.6million pay-off but
there is also a trophy to
play for with Chelsea in
the FA Cup semi-finals.
Allegri, who succeeded
Conte at Juventus, has
been busy preparing for
tonight’s
Champions
League quarter-final firstleg tie with Real Madrid.
The 50-year-old had
wanted the Arsenal job
last summer and held
talks with the Gunners’
hierarchy
when
they
were
dithering
over
Arsene Wenger’s future.
Wenger went on to
sign a new deal but now
Allegri — who is learning English — has his
eyes on another London
club this summer.
He added in the Daily
Telegraph: “Probably I
would like to carry on
being a club coach for
another five of six years,
then I would like to
coach a national team.”
2016-17
2015-16
44
56
2017-18
75
73
2014-15
2012-13
frequent complaints about the Blues’
transfer policy, will be treated with
contempt.
He has been outmanoeuvred this
season, with the title-winning coach
trailing 28 points behind leaders
Manchester City with seven to play.
To come fifth, or worse, to miss
out on Champions League football, is
the end for any Chelsea coach.
They will miss out on the riches,
the financial bonanza that six group
games and knockout football after
Christmas guarantees.
Conte will pay the price for that.
They know another rebuilding job
is required, with another fresh batch
of players being targeted to turn
Chelsea into challengers again next
season.
Without Champions League football, they will be beaten to the very
69
2013-14
58
2011-12
58 53
2010-11
2009-10
78 72
68 64 68
2008-09
80
2007-08
70
2006-07
Chelsea
chiefs,
combing
their
way through a list of high-profile
candidates to replace Antonio Conte
at the end of the season, have
already put down a marker.
The top coaches are all jockeying
for position, with Allegri, Carlo
Ancelotti, Thomas Tuchel and Luis
Enrique ready for their next move.
Allegri is game, eager to pit
his wits against Poch, Pep, Jose,
Klopp and the rest in the Premier
League next season.
Reviving Chelsea’s fortunes, as
they prepare for another spell in
Champions League exile, would be
his greatest challenge.
He is gearing up for it, learning to
speak English and spending time in
London in advance of a move to the
Premier League.
Late last year, he spent a few days
in the capital on a ‘shopping trip’,
checking out some of the finest
boutiques on the King’s Road during
the international break.
This summer, he could make it all
the way down to Stamford Bridge.
Allegri has already done the
business here — knocking Tottenham
out of the European Cup last month
with a bit of tactical wizardry in the
second half at Wembley.
He rejigged his Juve side, overloading Tottenham’s defence by throwing
on Stephan Lichtsteiner to cause
havoc on the wing after an hour.
Within six minutes of the change,
Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala
had put Juve 2-1 ahead on the night.
This evening, when Juve take on
Real Madrid in the Champions
League quarter-final at the Allianz
Stadium, this ice-cool coach can
enhance his reputation with another
masterful performance.
He has unfinished business with
Real, that is for sure.
Juve were battered in last season’s
CHELSEA have 56 points after
31 Prem games this term —
their third-lowest total in the
Roman Abramovich era. That is
19 fewer than Antonio Conte’s
title-winning 2016-17 campaign
POINTS AFTER 31 GAMES IN ABRAMOVICH ERA
2005-06
Massimiliano Allegri, on the
verge of a fourth successive
Serie A title with Juventus,
appears a man in demand.
ANT’S MISSED
THE POINT
2004-05
THE temptation for Roman
Abramovich is to appoint
another Italian.
2003-04
By NEIL ASHTON
Chief Football Reporter in Turin
BLUES MOOD . . .
Conte copped blame
best players by City, Manchester
United, Liverpool and Tottenham.
That hurts.
Conte has copped the blame,
for failing to get another stellar
season out of these players after they
won the title in his first year in
English football.
He squeezed the pips out of
them then, consistently using the
same players to finish seven clear of
Spurs in second.
He could not repeat it.
The Champions League was also
beyond him. They were knocked out
of the tournament too easily when
Lionel Messi wreaked havoc in the
Nou Camp last month.
That 3-0 defeat in the second leg,
when
they
were
destroyed
by
Argentine Messi’s brilliance, highlighted the squad’s failings at the
highest level of the sport.
There are decisions to be made
over the summer, with Eden Hazard
and Thibaut Courtois waiting for the
season to finish before making a call
on their future.
Champions
League
football
is
crucial to their careers.
The FA Cup, the one trophy
Chelsea can still lift this season, is
way down the pecking order for
players of their standing and stature.
That semi-final against Southampton is fast approaching, but it does
not compare to a title triumph or
a proper crack at the Champions
League any more.
Chelsea is an unforgiving football
club, a testing environment for some
of
the
world’s
most
renowned
coaches down the years.
Despite the dangers, Allegri still
fancies a shot at it.
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51
DELE . . . maturing
Our Dele
needs to
grow up
By ANDREW DILLON
HUGO LLORIS believes
Dele Alli should be given
time to grow up in the
high-pressure world of the
Premier League.
Dele, 21, lives with
constant scrutiny and criticism as Tottenham and
England’s most skilful and
exciting young player.
His perfect response to
being dropped by England
last week was two goals
against
Chelsea
in
Sunday’s crucial London
derby which underlined
his undoubted talent.
Spurs’ keeper Lloris
said: “It is not easy for
him. You need to give him
time to get to the right
age, to be mature, but he
has done so well for us.
“It is a bit unfair to see
or to hear criticism. He is
so talented — there is a
lot of expectation.
“But he stays calm and
he showed his quality.
“He is human, as everyone you can always have
doubt in a difficult time.”
And Harry Kane has bad
news
for
Tottenham’s
rivals — he is back fitter
and fresher than ever.
The
35-goal
striker
returned early from an
ankle injury with a cameo
role in the resounding win
at Chelsea.
With seven games left
Spurs are odds-on to
qualify
for
Champions
League
football
next
season and they are still
gunning for the FA Cup.
Kane said: “It was a
chance to get a couple of
weeks’ break, refresh the
other muscles, and get
ready for the business end
of the season.
“That’s how I looked at
it. I didn’t know how
quickly I would be back.
“I knew last week it was
looking good and I would
be able to step it up.”
RUSSIA 2018
COUNTDOWN
72
DAYS TO GO
ALAN BALL won 72
caps and was the
youngest member of
England’s World Cupwinning side in 1966.
At just 21, he was
superb in the 4-2
final win against West
Germany at Wembley.
Even hat-trick hero
Sir Geoff Hurst said
Ball was the best
player on the park.
Ball made his Three
Lions debut in 1965
— and captained his
country six times,
scoring eight goals.
He died of a heart
attack in April 2007,
aged 61.
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. . . scorer Hughes
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By ROB MATTHEWS
ACCRINGTON are the subject
of a Football League probe —
into burgers and fries!
The EFL has asked the League
Two leaders to explain their
bonus scheme after owner Andy
Holt tweeted he spends £200 to
get ‘McDonald’s or the like’ for
his team if they win.
The burger bonus fell foul
of EFL regulation 61.6,
which states ‘full details
of all payments to or
benefits paid in cash or
in kind on behalf of
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GOALS Championship
FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: RESULTS & TABLES
FOOTBALL
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
BRISTOL CITY(0) 0 BRENTFORD (0) 1
Att: 22,049
Maupay 80
BURTON ALB (1) 1 MIDDLESBRO (0) 1
Sordell 6
Assombalonga 90
Att: 4,468
IPSWICH
(0) 2 MILLWALL
(1) 2
Waghorn 52, 54
Cooper 27
Att: 16,010
Saville 60
NOTTM FOR (-) P BARNSLEY
(-) P
(Postponed due to waterlogged pitch)
PRESTON
(0) 0 DERBY
(0) 1
Att: 13,520
Lawrence 53
QPR
(1) 4 NORWICH
(1) 1
Luongo 39
Manning (og) 38
Smith 55, Eze 60
Att: 14,053
Manning 80
SHEFF UTD (1) 1 CARDIFF
(0) 1
Clarke 28
Pilkington 90
Att: 25,231
SUNDERLAND(0) 1 SHEFF WED (0) 3
Honeyman 61
Joao 59, Lees 68
Att: 29,786
Nuhiu 75
P
Wolves ............ 39
Cardiff.............39
Fulham............39
Aston Villa......39
Derby...............39
Middlesbro.....40
Bristol City......40
Millwall............40
Sheff Utd........40
Preston...........40
Brentford.......40
Leeds...............39
Ipswich............40
Norwich..........40
QPR .................. 40
Sheff Wed...... 40
Nottm Forest.39
Hull...................39
Reading...........39
Bolton............. 39
Birmingham...39
Barnsley..........39
Sunderland.....40
Burton Albion 40
W
26
24
20
20
17
18
16
16
18
15
15
15
15
13
13
11
13
9
9
9
10
7
6
7
D
7
8
12
10
14
9
14
14
8
15
13
8
8
13
11
14
7
13
12
12
6
13
13
10
L
6
7
7
9
8
13
10
10
14
10
12
16
17
14
16
15
19
17
18
18
23
19
21
23
F
71
62
68
61
57
56
56
50
53
49
56
52
49
42
49
48
43
53
45
34
29
39
43
29
A
34
33
41
37
38
39
45
39
45
42
47
54
51
50
57
54
56
59
57
58
57
58
72
71
Pts
85
80
72
70
65
63
62
62
62
60
58
53
53
52
50
47
46
40
39
39
36
34
31
31
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
BRADFORD (-) P WALSALL
(-) P
(Postponed due to waterlogged pitch)
CHARLTON (1) 3 ROTHERHAM (0) 1
Zyro 28
Wood 77
Aribo 54, 65
Att: 11,871
DONCASTER (-) P AFC WIM’DON (-) P
(Postponed due to waterlogged pitch)
FLEETWOOD (0) 2 BRISTOL R
(0) 0
Hunter 79
Att: 2,890
Hiwula 89
MK DONS
(0) 1 BLACKBURN (2) 2
Pawlett 72
Armstrong 12, 45
Att: 11,215
OLDHAM
(0) 2 BLACKPOOL (1) 1
Byrne 60
Vassell 37
Doyle 85
Att: 4,309
PETERBORO (2) 2 N’HAMPTON (0) 0
Baldwin 12
Att: 8,619
Marriott 14
PORTSMOUTH(1) 2 WIGAN
(0) 1
Pitman 40 (pen)
Grigg 89
Lowe 55
Att: 17,842
SCUNTHORPE (-) P PLYMOUTH (-) P
(Postponed due to waterlogged pitch)
SHREWSBURY(1) 3 OXFORD UTD (0) 2
Whalley 40, 64
Thomas 62
Nolan 47
Rothwell 73
Att: 7,191
SOUTHEND (4) 4 GILLINGHAM (0) 0
Turner 8
Att: 8,466
Robinson 11
Kightly 18
McLaughlin 40
P
Blackburn.......39
Shrewsbury... 40
Wigan..............38
Rotherham.....40
Peterboro.......40
Charlton..........39
Portsmouth...40
Scunthorpe....40
Plymouth........39
Bristol Rovers 40
Bradford.........38
Southend........40
Fleetwood......40
Doncaster.......38
Gillingham......39
Blackpool........40
Oxford Utd.....39
Walsall.............39
Oldham............38
AFC Wimb’don 39
MK Dons..........40
Northampton 41
Rochdale.........37
Bury.................39
W
24
24
24
20
16
17
19
15
17
16
16
14
14
12
12
11
12
11
11
11
10
10
8
7
D
10
9
8
6
13
10
4
15
9
6
5
11
9
13
13
14
10
11
10
9
12
10
14
9
L
5
7
6
14
11
12
17
10
13
18
17
15
17
13
14
15
17
17
17
19
18
21
15
23
F
74
55
72
65
63
53
51
57
51
56
49
49
53
47
43
46
55
47
52
37
40
36
38
32
A
36
33
25
49
49
47
48
48
47
60
56
59
57
45
47
52
61
58
66
50
54
69
46
59
Pts
82
81
80
66
61
61
61
60
60
54
53
53
51
49
49
47
46
44
43
42
42
40
38
30
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
ACCRINGTON (1) 1 NOTTS CO
(0) 0
Hughes 9
Att: 3,039
CARLISLE
(0) 0 LINCOLN CITY (1) 1
Att: 5,068
Green 43
CHESTERF’LD (-) P NEWPORT CO (-) P
(Postponed due to snow)
COVENTRY (0) 2 YEOVIL
(3) 6
Biamou 47, 68
Fisher 6, 15
Att: 8,787
Zoko 11, 55
Surridge 80, 90
CRAWLEY
(1) 1 SWINDON
(0) 1
Smith 25
Richards 85
Att: 5,008
CREWE
(1) 2 PORT VALE (1) 2
Wintle 7, Kirk 90
Pope 36 (pen)
Att: 6,680
Kay 71
EXETER
(1) 2 CHELTENHAM(1) 1
Simpson 42
Winchester 37
Storey 81
Att: 4,420
FOREST GRN (1) 1 COLCHESTER (1) 2
Reid 37 (pen)
Wright 1
Att: 2,869
Stevenson 47
LUTON
(0) 2 MANSFIELD (1) 1
Collins 61
Hemmings 34
Rea 71
Att: 9,592
MORECAMBE (-) P CAMB UTD
(-) P
(Postponed due to waterlogged pitch)
STEVENAGE (1) 4 BARNET
(0) 1
Newton 44, 62
Coulthirst 82
Revell 67, 87
Att: 3,350
WYCOMBE (0) 2 GRIMSBY
(1) 1
El-Abd 60
Woolford 15
Kashket 67
Att: 5,215
P
Accrington.....39
Luton...............41
Wycombe....... 41
Exeter.............40
Notts Co..........41
Lincoln City.....40
Coventry.........40
Mansfield........40
Swindon..........40
Colchester......41
Carlisle............ 41
Newport Co....39
Crawley Tn.....41
Camb Utd........40
Cheltenham...41
Stevenage......40
Yeovil..............38
Crewe..............41
Port Vale.........41
Morecambe....39
Forest Green..40
Grimsby...........41
Chesterfield...38
Barnet.............41
W
25
22
21
21
18
18
19
16
19
16
16
13
15
14
12
12
12
13
10
9
11
9
9
8
D
5
11
11
6
13
13
8
15
5
13
12
15
9
12
12
12
9
5
13
15
7
11
7
9
L
9
8
9
13
10
9
13
9
16
12
13
11
17
14
17
16
17
23
18
15
22
21
22
24
F
66
84
75
54
61
57
50
57
61
51
57
49
51
42
59
54
53
52
45
38
48
33
41
37
A
40
43
55
45
43
42
38
43
60
45
50
50
58
52
60
57
59
67
57
48
69
63
68
63
Pts
80
77
74
69
67
67
65
63
62
61
60
54
54
54
48
48
45
44
43
42
40
38
34
33
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Aldershot 0 Eastleigh 2; Dag & Red 2 Maidstone Utd 1; Ebbsfleet Utd 2 Dover 1; Hartlepool 0 Guiseley 1; Macclesfield 1 Chester FC
0; Sutton Utd 0 Bromley 3; Torquay 2 Woking
1; Wrexham 0 Boreham Wood 1. Off - Barrow v AFC Fylde (waterlogged pitch, now
playing tonight, 7.45pm), Leyton Orient v
Maidenhead Utd, Tranmere v Solihull Moors
(both due to waterlogged pitches), FC Halifax
v Gateshead (due to snow).
P W D L F A Pts
Macclesfield...41 24 9 8 58 43 81
Sutton Utd.....40 21 9 10 60 45 72
Boreham Wd..41 18 15 8 54 37 69
Wrexham........41 17 17 7 47 32 68
Aldershot.......41 18 14 9 60 47 68
Tranmere....... 39 19 10 10 65 40 67
Dover...............41 17 13 11 54 37 64
AFC Fylde........40
Ebbsfleet........39
Bromley..........39
Dag & Red.......40
Eastleigh.........40
Leyton Orient 40
Gateshead......38
Maidenhead...39
Hartlepool......41
FC Halifax........40
Maidstone......41
Woking............41
Barrow............38
Solihull Moors 40
Torquay..........40
Chester FC......41
Guiseley.......... 39
17
15
16
16
12
13
11
12
12
11
11
12
9
10
9
6
6
11
15
11
10
16
11
16
13
12
14
13
8
14
11
10
13
11
12
9
12
14
12
16
11
14
17
15
17
21
15
19
21
22
22
73
51
63
59
58
49
51
52
48
42
48
50
43
40
38
34
34
51
44
47
52
62
51
40
58
59
51
62
68
50
53
63
67
72
62
60
59
58
52
50
49
49
48
47
46
44
41
41
37
31
29
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Chorley 2 Bradford PA 0; Harrogate Town 5
Blyth Spartans 1; Kidderminster 2 Brackley 1.
Off - AFC Telford v Leamington, Curzon Ashton v Alfreton Town, FC United of Manchester v York, North Ferriby Utd v
Gainsborough, Nuneaton v Boston Utd,
Southport v Salford City, Spennymoor Town v
Darlington (all due to waterlogged pitches),
Stockport County v Tamworth (waterlogged
pitch, now playing tonight 7.45pm).
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Bath City 5 Gloucester 1; Chelmsford 1 Concord Rangers 0; Eastbourne Borough 3
Bognor Regis Town 0; Hampton & Richmond
1 Welling 1; Hungerford Town 4 Poole Town
0; Oxford City 0 Chippenham 1; St Albans 2
Braintree Town 1; Whitehawk 0 Havant &
Waterlooville 0. Off - East Thurrock v Dartford, Hemel Hempstead v Wealdstone, Weston-S-Mare v Truro City (all due to
waterlogged pitches).
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Basingstoke 4 Farnborough 3; Kings Langley
1 Hitchin 2; Merthyr Town 3 Frome Town 4;
Redditch 0 Hereford FC 2; Royston Town 4
Bishop’s Stortford 2; Slough 2 Chesham 1;
Weymouth 5 Gosport Borough 0. Off Banbury v Stratford Town, Biggleswade Town
v Dunstable, King’s Lynn Town v Kettering,
St Neots Town v St Ives Town, Tiverton v
Dorchester (all due to waterlogged pitches).
BOSTIK PREMIER - Brightlingsea Regent 2
Lowestoft Town 0; Dorking Wanderers 2 Burgess Hill Town 1; Folkestone Invicta 1 Margate
1; Harlow 3 Thurrock 2; Harrow Borough 5
Enfield Town 0; Tooting & Mitcham 1 Leatherhead 4; Wingate & Finchley 2 Hendon 2;
Worthing 3 Merstham 2. Off - Billericay v
Tonbridge Angels (waterlogged pitch, now
playing tonight, 7.45pm), Kingstonian v Dulwich, Leiston v Needham Market, Met Police v
Staines Town (all due to waterlogged pitches).
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Grantham 3 Shaw Lane 1; Sutton Coldfield
Town 1 Nantwich Town 3; Warrington Town 2
Witton Albion 2; Workington 2 Lancaster City
0. Off - Altrincham v Marine, Barwell v Coalville Town, Buxton v Matlock Town, Farsley
Celtic v Whitby, Hednesford v Rushall Olympic, Mickleover Sports v Halesowen, Stalybridge v Ashton Utd, Stourbridge v Stafford
Rangers (all due to waterlogged pitches).
A kick up
the Harris
NEIL FURY AT LATE MISSES
By MEL HENDERSON
MILLWALL boss Neil Harris
is a hard man to please.
His team are unbeaten in 14
games and knocking on the
door to the play-offs.
And the Lions were only
denied all three points at
Portman Road thanks to a late
wonder show from Ipswich
keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.
It
was
the
Polish
star’s
brilliance that prevented the visitors from rewriting their club
record books with a seventh
straight away win by denying
Lee Gregory, Mahlon Romeo and,
right at the death, Jed Wallace.
But Harris said: “I want to
set standards as the manager of
Ipswich.........................2
Millwall.........................2
this club and I told the players
afterwards that wasn’t good
enough. We should have won —
and should have scored seven
goals in the last ten minutes.
“Not to get one is criminal. We
could hardly have come closer to
winning that game and it’s quite
frustrating to be honest.
“It’s hard to criticise my
players because of the run we’re
on and the form we’re in.
“Their goalkeeper was excellent — that’s why he is one of
the best in the division.”
Even
Ipswich
counterpart
Mick hints at an earlier exit
MICK McCARTHY revealed he
may quit Ipswich before his
scheduled end-of-season exit.
McCarthy, 59, has fallen out
with the home support and is set
to go when his contract expires
in the summer. But he said: “I’m
not enjoying it. I’ve never been in
a driverless car and I never
intend getting in one.
“The car’s yours and the
responsibility still lies with you.
But you haven’t really got the
control over it.”
Mick
McCarthy
said:
“Neil
should be p****d off with his
strikers, shouldn’t he? There’s
no point in whingeing about it.
“They should have put their
chances in the net but Bart’s
the best keeper in this league.”
It was all going according to
plan for Millwall when defender
Jake Cooper headed them in
front with his fourth goal of the
season from Ben Marshall’s cross.
But McCarthy’s decision to
introduce Aussie striker Ben
Folami. 18, at half-time lifted
the Tractor Boys.
Millwall were not just pegged
back but found themselves trailing when one-time Lion loanee
Martyn Waghorn netted twice
in two minutes.
First he poked in after a
goalmouth scramble — then he
latched on to Romeo’s dreadful
back pass.
It was hard to believe Ipswich
had come into this game without a goal in five home games.
Millwall hit back on the hour
when George Saville claimed
his tenth goal of the season
after Bialkowski could only
palm away Wallace’s cross.
502
IPSWICH
fans
had
endured 502 minutes
without a home goal
until Martyn Waghorn
struck. Incredibly, he
scored again just two
minutes later!
MATCH STATS
IPSWICH
MILLWALL
56%...............Possession...............44%
6/4........Shots on/off target ........10/7
0.................Blocked shots .................5
4......................Corners......................5
11..............Fouls conceded..............10
4/0 ........... Yellow/red cards ........... 0/0
SUCH A WAG . . . Waghorn
(right) celebrates scoring
the second goal for Ipswich
SMITH . . . star show
Matt the
big hero
for Ryan
QPR.....................4
Norwich..............1
By JOHN DILLON
MATT SMITH fired up
Rangers as they hit four
for the first time this
season.
The 6ft 6in striker
scored one and set up two
more as the R’s made
themselves at home again
after three successive
away games.
Norwich led through
Ryan Manning’s 38th-minute bizarre own goal but a
minute
later
Massimo
Luongo spared his blushes
with the leveller.
Irish midfielder Manning,
21, made amends for his
mistake when he headed
home in the 80th minute
to complete the rout.
R’s boss Ian Holloway
said: “That was as good a
shot in the arm as we
could have had.
“The lads showed great
mentality and skill to equalise as quickly as we did.
“It was a fantastic
performance and Matt is
as good at what he does
as anybody in this league
or the top league. He did
it brilliantly.”
Smith, 28, had headed
against a post as the home
side stepped up the pressure
in
the
35th
minute following a rightwing cross from Ebere Eze.
But it was the visitors
who took the lead when
Manning slid the ball into
his own net, even though
Josh Murphy had made a
mess of meeting Harrison
Reed’s cross from the left.
Ollie’s lads were level
within
60
seconds,
though, when midfielder
Luongo finished well at an
angle from ten yards out
after working a one-two
with Smith in the box.
Holloway’s side went in
front in the 55th minute
when
Josh
Scowen’s
20-yard
shot
was
deflected in the area and
fell handily for Smith to
head in from two yards.
And the big forward then
played his part in extending
the lead as he headed
down for Eze to tuck home
after 60 minutes.
Manning finished with a
powerful header from Jake
Bidwell’s cross to complete the Canaries’ misery.
Boss Daniel Farke said:
“We deserved to go in
front but then we forgot
the basics. So I am totally
annoyed that we lost.
“They played long balls
then we lost the duels.
“A lot of our preparation was about Matt Smith
and he won a lot of headers. But we should have
won the second balls.”
1GG
No one matches our
Championship coverage
12
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
49
DERBY are the only side who have
not lost when being level at halftime in the Championship this season (12 games).
3
in association with
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY won at
Sunderland in the league for
the first time in 49 years —
since a 2-1 win in August 1969.
CHEEKY . . . police tweet
FLASHPOINT
. . . Bannan
sends Gooch
flying in box
N-ice to
see you
RAM-TASTIC . . . Tom
Lawrence is mobbed after
his winner that left David
Nugent (left) with a
broken nose
MATCH STATS
PRESTON
DERBY
64%..............Possession..............36%
3/10.......Shots on/off target .......1/0
6................Blocked shots ................0
7.....................Corners.....................2
11 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 16
2/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........1/0
DERBY received an icy
reception at Preston
— from the city’s
comical coppers.
North End welcomed
the Rams to Deepdale
in a clash that saw
snow halt travelling
fans on the motorway.
Derby controversially
called off their game
with Cardiff last month
due to bad weather.
And Preston’s police
cheekily tweeted before
kick-off:
“@dcfcfans
setting off for Preston
best route is A50A500-M6 reports of
heavy snow on the
M1 . . . and we know
you don’t do snow.”
Cardiff
boss
Neil
Warnock had blasted
the postponement of
his game as “scandalous” and “a disgrace”.
LAW AND
DISORDER
Tom strikes gold and pal Dave
By TOM BARCLAY
Preston...........................0
TOM LAWRENCE not only
gave Preston a bloody nose Derby County................1
— he also did the same to
victory so long as they did —
team-mate David Nugent.
particularly after the 4-1 home
Winger Lawrence crashed home
a 25-yard free-kick on 52 minutes
after Alan Browne had missed a
first-half spot-kick for the hosts.
But in his celebration, the
Welshman managed to catch his
Derby team-mate Nugent and
break his hooter.
Ex-Lilywhites stalwart Nugent
joked: “Tom does that every day
in training, hence why I’ve got a
big lump on my nose now.
“He caught me when he was
trying to run away from me to
celebrate. I’ll probably have two
black eyes tomorrow — but it’s all
worth it for the three points.”
That strike, the goal not the one
to poor Nugent’s face, was enough
to end Derby’s miserable run of
eight games without a win.
It also dealt a blow to North
End’s play-off hopes.
Rams boss Gary Rowett did not
care how his side came about the
humiliation to relegation candidates Sunderland on Good Friday.
And he now hopes his Rams
will use the triumph to their
advantage going into the home
straight of the campaign.
Rowett said: “It didn’t matter
how we got the result, how ugly
the performance was.
“I couldn’t give a monkey’s if it
didn’t look attractive.
“We tried to be attractive and
ended up losing to the team at
the bottom of the league.
“Psychologically, this is a massive boost and, hopefully, will give
the players a little bit of breathing
space to get more composure.
“It’s bizarre because we are sat
in the top six yet we are talking
as if we are bottom of the league.
“But it does feel that this win
had to come quickly for us to
spring forward.”
Preston were also battered 4-1
three days prior by Sheffield
Wednesday. Yet despite that, the
hosts tried to force the issue —
with impressive Callum Robinson
producing a decent stop for Scott
Carson and then heading wide.
Browne went down in the box
under pressure from Andre Wisdom on 36 minutes and ref Tony
Harrington awarded a spot-kick.
Rowett, his players and the
Derby fans felt it was harsh and
so must have believed justice was
served when Browne (right) fired
his penalty wide of the left post.
That proved a costly miss.
Lawrence eyed up the goal like
Cristiano
Ronaldo,
after
Tom
Barkhuizen had felled Nugent,
before crashing the ball into the
far corner in a similar manner to
the Portuguese’s set-piece style.
It did take a slight deflection
and keeper Chris Maxwell got a
hand to it but could not stop it.
Preston boss Alex Neil said:
“The result is what matters at this
stage. The players are gutted.
“Browne is devastated because
he thinks he’s let people down —
but without him, we wouldn’t be
in the position we are.”
COLEMAN
BITTER AT
DECISION
By COLIN YOUNG
CHRIS COLEMAN’S Black Cats moved closer to
League One as a controversial refereeing
decision denied them at least a point.
Any optimism among Sunderland fans after their
shock Friday night win at high-flying Derby was
extinguished by in-form Sheffield Wednesday.
The Wearsiders are now eight points from safety
and are still to win consecutive matches.
And with just Norwich, Burton and leaders Wolves
to face at home, they require a miracle to avoid
becoming the first Sunderland side in 30 years
to fall to the third tier.
A defiant Coleman said:
“Nothing is unbridgeable
until it is mathematically
of Wildsmith, hit the
unbridgeable.
“We have six games to inside of a post and
play and make a fight of trickled across goal.
Gooch
gathered
the
it. One big result can
rebound and fell under
change the landscape.
“There’s not much more Barry Bannan’s sliding
I can ask for and we did tackle but ref Simon
turned
down
more than enough to Hooper
appeals for a penalty.
deserve a result.
Coleman was still com“Many times I have not
plaining to fourth official
been able to say that.
Coy
when
“But we have come off Martin
wondering how we lost Wednesday’s third hit the
net,
condemning
the
3-1.”
to
a
13th
Strangely, for the first Welshman
hour, Sunderland were league defeat in 23 games.
Fifteen minutes from
the better side although
George
Boyd
the main danger came time,
from Aiden McGeady’s launched a high ball into
the area and Atdhe Nuhiu
set-pieces.
The Ireland star twice stooped to score his fifth
warmed Joe Wildsmith’s goal in three games.
Coleman said: “Everyhands with curling freekicks and John O’Shea one in the stadium saw
and Ashley Fletcher went the penalty incident and
thought the same thing,
close from his corners.
But the visitors took our fans, their fans, our
the lead on the hour bench, their bench.
“But the referee and
when Portuguese striker
Lucas Joao buried his linesman are the only two
people in the stadium
shot under Lee Camp.
Rather than implode, as who we needed to see it
they have throughout the and they didn’t.
“I never blame referees
season,
Sunderland
responded positively and for results but he was
George Honeyman nod- short today and that was a
ded a teasing Lynden defining moment where it
could have swung for us.”
Gooch cross home.
Even Luhukay admitted:
But the sides were level
for just seven minutes “I cannot explain why
before a daft challenge the referee did not give it
from Donald Love pre- but we were obviously
sented
Jos
Luhukay’s very happy. I thought it
Owls with a free-kick at was a penalty.
“We
have
made
a
the side of the box. Joey
Pelupessy planted it on distance between us and
Tom Lees’ head and he the dangerous position in
powered
over
Marc the league and this is the
third time we have come
Wilson to beat Camp.
Sunderland were then from behind but it was
denied
an
immediate hard work to get the win.
“Sunderland had chanequaliser, first when Lee
Cattermole’s fine 30-yard ces but our keeper was
drive flew past the dive excellent.”
Sunderland........1
Sheffield Wed..3
4 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
2GG
GOALS Championship
GREEN MACHINE . . . Maupay fires in the winner
NEAL’S A
BIG DEAL
IT’S PILK
K
Anthony nicks point with la
a
By GRAHAM NICKLESS
DEAN SMITH’S Brentford enjoyed an Ashton Gate
Bees-up against a woeful Bristol City side.
Substitute Neal Maupay netted the winner for the
Londoners, who had 27 shots on goal to City’s two.
The Frenchman, 21, could have had FOUR goals in
total after replacing Alan Judge in the 74th minute.
But, in the end, he had to make do with claiming
the match clincher ten minutes from time, which just
about keeps the Bees interested in the play-offs.
This was Brentford’s first win in five games and
boss
Smith
said:
“I
thought we were outstanding.
To
get
27
attempts on goal to the
home team’s two just
shows how much we
dominated the game.
them are in form. They
“You have this little are not strong enough
thought that it might not mentally — they need to
be your day but I made be loved by the fans, by
six changes and felt calm. each other and by me.
“Maupay came off the
“If we don’t make the
bench and showed us play-offs this year we’ll
what he’s good at with have a go next season.”
the goal and could easily
Brentford
dominated
have had a hat-trick.
from the off and Ollie
“Today
wasn’t
quite Watkins was booked for
last-chance saloon for the diving after going over
play-offs but had we got Joe Bryan’s leg in the box.
beat, it would have made
But Smith said: “It was
it very difficult.”
a stonewall penalty. BookCity chief Lee Johnson ing him for simulation is
has never beaten his for- like calling him a cheat
mer
club
in
seven and he’s not a cheat.”
attempts as manager.
Bees’ Romaine Sawyers
His boys, who have fired into Row Z and Flowon just three of their rian
Jozefzoon
raced
last 18 games in all com- through to clear the bar.
petitions, can forget the
But it all changed as
play-offs after this show.
Maupay came on and
Johnson said: “We were drove an effort straight at
out-fought,
out-thought keeper Frank Fielding.
and out-enthused football
Then Maupay broke the
wise and you have to deadlock when he was
give
Brentford
credit put clear by fellow sub
because we didn’t lay a Nico
Yennaris
before
glove on them.
slotting
the
ball
just
“We have got too many inside the near post.
players not performing at
The
ex-Saint-Etienne
100 per cent but what do striker had a shot blocked
you do? Hit them with a by Fielding before seeing
stick or take them out his follow-up cleared by
for a few beers?
Josh Brownhill.
“It’s difficult at the
And he still had time
moment to pick a team to see another deflected
because not enough of effort cleared off the line.
Bristol City.........0
Brentford............1
CR-ASHTON
GATE . . . Bristol
City’s Pisano is in
pieces after loss
CARDIFF’S BEST
UNBEATEN LEAGUE RUNS
DATES
1946 –1947
2002
2018 –
2008 –2009
1993
DIVISION
Div 3 South
Div 2
Ch’ship
Ch’ship
Div 3
By MICHAEL MORGAN
ANTHONY PILKINGTON climbed
off the bench to rescue Cardiff
a stoppage-time point.
The winger drilled in a low shot
13 minutes after going on as a 78thminute sub for Kenneth Zohore.
His strike cancelled out Leon Clarke’s
first-half effort and took the Bluebirds to
within five points of leaders Wolves —
who face Hull tonight — and stretched
their unbeaten league run to 13 games.
Oh, and it also set-up nicely a showdown between the top two in the Welsh
capital on Friday night.
It was rough on Blades but left Cardiff
chief Neil Warnock celebrating a great
escape on his Bramall Lane return.
Warnock confessed: “Am I relieved?
Absolutely I am because they played well
and were better than us.
“You can’t play well every week but
GAMES
21
15
13
13
13
Sheffield United.....................1
Cardiff........................................1
getting a stoppage-time leveller just goes
to show you can never say never with
these lads of mine. They just keep on
going and hanging in there.
“They never give in — and that’s a
great quality to have in your locker.
“You could see by the way the lads
celebrated what it meant to them, and
you’d think we’d won the World Cup if
you went in our dressing room now!”
Bramall Lane will always be Warnock’s
spiritual home after his eight-year stint
as boss in which he took his home-town
team back into the Premier League.
Quite rightly, the lifelong Blade got a
warm reception from a set of fans who
voted him the second-best manager in
United’s history . . . behind Dave Bassett.
Warnock clearly intended to savour
every second of his first trip back to his
roots in eight years.
But he was far from impressed as
United wing-back Enda Stevens was
allowed all the time and space he
needed to whip over a second-minute
cross which John Lundstram headed into
keeper Neil Etheridge’s arms.
In a bright opening by the Blades,
skipper Clarke created panic in the
visitors
defence
before
Lee
Evans’
20-yard drive cleared the bar by inches.
Cardiff
launched
their
first
real
attempt on goal in the 17th minute when
Zohore’s shot from just inside the box
was dealt with by Simon Moore.
Hitman Zohore was primed to threaten
again ten minutes later after Aron
Gunnarsson floated a free-kick into the
danger area but keeper Moore was
quickly off his line to punch clear.
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SHEFFIELD UNITED’S Leon Clarke
scored his 16th league goal of
the season and ended his tengame scoring drought.
MIDDLESBROUGH goal hero Britt
Assombalonga has now scored five
goals in his last three league games
against Burton.
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Wilder’s side stunned their
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pell
since his last goal in a 1-1
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Derby on New Year’s Day. But
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goal
of the campaign.
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released Clarke with a
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ball which took a
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striker did the business by
a 28th-minute drive low from
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-half
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MATCH STATS
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CARDIFF
58% ...........Possessio
6/6 ..... Shots on/of n...........42%
f target ..... 3/5
4............. Blocked sho
8...................Corne ts .............5
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8...........Fouls conced
0/0 ........Yellow/red ed ...........15
cards........1/0
AT LONGA LAST . . .
Assombalonga heads
Boro’s late leveller
NIGEL HIT
BY BRITT
By JOHN CURTIS
BRITT ASSOMBALONGA scored his first goal
since Boxing Day to deny rock-bottom Burton a
first home win for SEVEN MONTHS.
The Boro sub ended his 14-match drought by
heading home a 90th-minute leveller.
That cancelled out Marvin Sordell’s first-half effort
and dealt a hammer blow to the already slim
survival hopes of Nigel Clough’s side.
Albion have now gone 16 matches at the Pirelli
Stadium without a victory and are five points adrift
of
fourth-from-bottom
Birmingham — who play
another of the strugglers
Bolton tonight.
Yet they were more
than a match for their
promotion-chasing oppo- bring on a £15million
nents with their golden striker in Assombalonga.
oldies — Lloyd Dyer, 35, But we will keep going.”
and 34-year-old Darren
Boro boss Tony Pulis
Bent — both impressing.
was relieved to escape
But not for the first with a point.
time Assombalonga was a
He said: “Burton are
thorn in Burton’s side.
always competitive, they
The striker, 25, has now always turn up, which is
scored five goals in three great
credit
to
Nigel
Championship
meetings Clough with the budget
with the Brewers and his he has to work with.
late, late show fired Boro
“They deserved to be
ahead of rivals Bristol winning the game.
City and Millwall in the
“They dropped back in
play-off hunt.
the last 20 minutes and
Clough said: “It was an we got a vital point —
injustice for us not to get hopefully that goal will
the three points against a
top-six
side.
It
was spur Britt on now.”
Clough had predicted
extremely harsh on us.
“There have been a lot his side needed four wins
of games here — Bristol and two draws from their
City, Millwall and Not- last seven games to have
tingham Forest — where any chance of staying up.
And they got off to a
we
deserved
all
the
points. This was another. dream start when Dyer’s
sixth-minute
cross picked
“We
contained
them
,were
a
threat
and out Sordell, who smashed
a
left-footer
past Boro
probably should have got
a second goal — but we keeper Darren Randolph.
It
was
Sordell’s
third
can’t give any more than
goal of the season — and
that.
Brewers’
first
at
“What are our survival the
chances?
Slim.
But home since mid January.
But Jack Harrison’s lob
they’ve been slim since
August so nothing has hit the bar with seconds
left and Assombalonga
changed there.
“We are competing in a swooped for his 13th goal
different world. They can of the season.
Burton Alb..........1
Middlesbro........1
PILKY SKILLS . . . Cardiff ace
Anthony Pilkington volleys his
dramatic equaliser much to the
delight of Neil Warnock (left)
have doubled their advantage nine minutes after the break when John Fleck
put Evans clear but the midfielder
dithered over shooting and Etheridge had
time to charge off his line.
Moore also made a fine save to deny
Zohore before Pilkington’s late leveller
broke Blades’ hearts.
Home boss Wilder said: “It’s a real sickener to be denied the win we deserved.
“Everyone in our dressing room is
deflated but we’ve paid the ultimate
price for not being clinical enough in
front of goal.
“We had the chances to win it comfortably but we didn’t put them away.
“Their goal should have been nothing
more than a consolation.
“But we’ll just keep on believing in the
way we go about playing the game.
“We deserve to be in the mix. We’re in
a good place and the play-offs are still
on if we carry on putting in performances like that.”
LEON THE ASSASSIN . . . Clarke fires his side ahead in first half
MARVELLOUS . . .
John Brayford greets
scorer Sordell
6 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
1GG
GOALS League One
DOYLE . . . Latics hero
Doyle on
the boil
Oldham..............2
Blackpool...........1
By NOEL RICHARD
EOIN DOYLE’S late winner
sent
Boundary
Park
berserk — and gave the
Latics a relegation lifeline.
The on-loan Preston
striker nodded home on
85 minutes to complete
a comeback victory, lifting
Oldham
out
of
the
bottom four.
Boss
Richie
Wellens
said: “It was such a big
game — we really needed
to win at home.
“Our work rate was
good, the players gave me
everything.
It
was
a
massive three points.
“To come from behind
shows our character.”
The
Seasiders
went
ahead in the 37th minute
when Kyle Vassell evaded
his marker to slot the ball
home from eight yards.
On the hour, Jack Byrne
— on as a substitute just
two minutes earlier —
lashed an 18-yard drive
into the top corner.
And from Byrne’s corner
Irish hitman Doyle popped
up with the clincher.
Blackpool manager Gary
Bowyer said: “The difference was Doyle, a player
coming down from the
Championship, who we
tried to sign but couldn’t
compete for financially.”
Shrimply
the best
Southend..........4
Gillingham........0
By BEN BACON
SOUTHEND
romped
to
their biggest win of the
season to destroy their
Gillingham hoodoo.
The Shrimpers hit four
in the opening 39 minutes
to humiliate Gills, who had
Lee Martin sent off in
first-half injury time.
The victory ended a
nine-game winless run
against their neighbours
across the Thames.
Goals
from
Michael
Turner, Theo Robinson,
Michael
Kightly
and
Stephen McLaughlin did
the damage before Martin
saw red for a rash tackle.
Southend boss Chris
Powell was thrilled following their 4-0 thrashing at
Plymouth last Friday.
He said: “In all my games
as a manager, I’ve never
seen a reaction like that.”
Gutted Gills boss Steve
Lovell said: “That’s one of
the most disappointing
first halves I’ve been
involved in.”
1
BLACKBURN have lost only one of
their last 13 away league games
(W9 D3) — winning all of their
last four on the road.
PIT A HIT
Jackett hails Brett & ‘gutsy’ Pompey
Portsmouth.......................2
Wigan...................................1
By MIKE DONOVAN
KENNY JACKETT hailed the
‘heart and guts’ which kept his
side’s play-off dream alive —
and ruined former Portsmouth
boss Paul Cook’s return.
MATCH STATS
PORTSMOUTH
WIGAN
44%..................Possession..................56%
4/2............Shots on/off target ............4/4
1....................Blocked shots ....................2
2 ......................... Corners ......................... 7
16.................Fouls conceded.................11
3/0...............Yellow/red cards...............2/0
Strikes by Brett Pitman and Jamal
Lowe helped move Pompey within
goal difference of the top six after
their fourth win on the bounce.
And it denied third-placed Wigan,
who hit a late consolation through
sub Will Grigg, the opportunity to
return to the top of the table.
Pompey boss Jackett said: “It was
a big win at a key time — there’s six
games to go and we’re in the hunt.
It’s kept our season going.
“We did well for an hour and then
heart and guts got us through.
“It was a big performance against
a side who are the ones to beat in
this division.”
Pitman became the first Pompey
player to score 20 goals in a season
since Svetoslav Todorov 15 years ago.
Jackett said: “I’m pleased for Brett.
Congratulations to him and I’m sure
he’ll push on to get some more.”
But the build-up was all about the
return of Cook to Fratton Park.
He quit Pompey for the Latics in
May, days after leading the south
coast side to the League Two title
and then declaring: “I will not seek
to move anywhere.”
But there was no torrent of abuse
as he took his place on the touchline
at the last second before kick-off,
just a smattering of boos.
And Wigan soon took control with
their smooth attacking play.
Yet there was a lack of cutting
edge with star striker Grigg, easing
back from injury, on the bench.
And they were made to pay when
Pitman put Pompey ahead from the
spot five minutes before the interval.
Latics centre-back Dan Burn was
adjudged to have fouled Ben Close —
and Pitman converted.
The bouncing Fratton Park crowd
chanted: “Cookie, what’s the score.”
And then winger Lowe doubled
Pompey’s advantage with his turn
and shot from a Nathan Thompson
pass ten minutes after the restart.
Grigg bagged a header from a
cross by former Pompey midfielder
Gary Roberts in the 89th minute.
Cook declined to speak to the
national press — but told Wigan’s
website: “I can’t fault our lads’ effort.
I wish Portsmouth well.”
Ad’s way
to do it
MK Dons............1
Blackburn.........2
By BOB HAYES
A FIRST-HALF double from
Adam Armstrong nudged
Blackburn closer to an
automatic promotion spot.
The Newcastle loanee
took his Rovers goal tally
to nine from the last nine
games to see off a battling Dons side.
MK pulled a goal back
through Peter Pawlett and
only a fine 88th-minute
save from keeper David
Raya stopped the midfielder from levelling.
Blackburn boss Tony
Mowbray said: “Adam is
on fire and you feel he
could score every game.
“In the first half we
looked like we could score
lots of goals. In the
second half we defended
with everything we had to
see the game out.”
Armstrong, an England
Under-20 World Cup winner last summer, put Rovers ahead with a simple
far-post finish after Danny
Graham’s 50-yard pass.
His second came in
first-half stoppage time,
smashing past Lee Nicholls after being sent clear
by another Graham pass.
Dons manager Dan Micciche said: “Anyone in the
stadium would think we
deserved a point.”
Staying,
for Sher
LOWE BLOW . . . Jamal
Lowe celebrates scoring
Pompey’s second with
Ben Close
ARIBO’S SWEET
JOE ARIBO had Lee Bowyer
crowing: “Forget comparisons
to me, he is a much better
player than I was.”
FIRST UP . . . Michal Zyro (left) celebrates his goal with Nicky Ajose and Joe Aribo
ARMSTRONG . . . brace
Aribo, 21, fired Charlton into
the play-off places with a stunning second-half double that
had boss Bowyer claiming the
Academy graduate plays like
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.
Michal Zyro paved the way
for a third win in three games
under their interim boss with
the 28th-minute opener.
Rotherham’s Richard Wood
scrambled in a 76th-minute
Charlton......................3
Rotherham.................1
reply but the Addicks had it
won.
Ex-England
midfielder
Bowyer said: “Joe reminds me
of Patrick Vieira. He will break
it up with his long legs then he
breaks with that long stride.”
Millers boss Paul Warne kept
his players in the dressing
room for 30 minutes after the
game, emerging to say: “I feel
we need to re-focus and get
back to what we are good at.”
Fleetwood.........2
Bristol Rovers...0
JOHN SHERIDAN’S miracle
at Fleetwood continued on
Easter Monday with a
fourth win in a row.
Town are now all but
guaranteed League One
status next season.
But the victory was due
in part to the stupidity of
Bristol Rovers’ Chris Lines,
who was sent off for a
second bookable offence
for back-chatting to ref
Ross Joyce.
The Cod Army took
advantage through Ash
Hunter’s
78th
minute
strike and substitute Jordy
Hiwula’s late effort.
Sheridan said: “We are
getting ourselves safe.
“I think we have just got
to carry on the run, carry
on keeping clean sheets
and climb the table.”
Rovers
boss
Darrell
Clarke was less than
impressed with Lines.
He fumed: “I’m very
angry. For an experienced
player like Chris — he
should
not
even
get
involved in the situation.”
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ...............
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MART STILL
BEE-LIEVES
SHREWSBURY
midfielder
Shaun
Whalley has six league assists in
2018 — more than any player in
League One in that time.
JIMMY’S WOES
LAST NINE GAMES
...........L 2-1
Feb 13 Gillingham (h)...
..........D 2-2
Feb 17 Scunthorpe (a).............. D 0-0
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Mar 10 Brist
..........L 3-0
Mar 17 Rotherham (h)...
(h)............D 1-1
Mar 20 Shrewsbury (a)...
...........L 2-0
Mar 24 Fleetwood
......L 4-0
Mar 30 Charlton (h)...........
......L 2-0
Yesterday Peterborough (a)...
LE
TAB
OF
BOTTOM
Stevenage............4 Barnet............1
P W D L F A Pts
10 17 52 66 43
Oldham.............38 11
11 9 19 37 50 42
39
AFC Wimb’don.
12 18 40 54 42
10
...40
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MK Dons
10 21 36 69 40
NORTHAMPTON 41 10
14 15 38 46 38
Rochdale .......... 37 8
9 23 32 59 30
Bury...................39 7
MARTIN ALLEN may
have lost the Midas
touch as Stevenage
left his survival plans
in tatters.
ATS
MATCH ST
NORTHAMPTON
PETERBORO
n..................47%
53%..................Possessio
t ............3/4
6/4............Shots on/off targe
....................3
3....................Blocked shots
................. 7
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Corn
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13.................Fouls conceded
...............6/1
cards
red
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NO MORE
HASSEL
JACK THE GLAD . . . Marriott hails netting Posh’s second
Cobblers axe flop Jimmy
By TONY RUSHMER
STRUGGLING Northampton
sacked boss Jimmy Floyd
Hasselbaink last night.
The
Cobblers
ended
the
ex-Chelsea and Holland striker’s
seven-month reign after nine
matches without a win.
And the final straw was
yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at bitter
rivals Peterborough.
Relegation-threatened
Northampton are 22nd — two points
from safety with five games to
go and many of their rivals
have games in hand.
Dean Austin will take caretaker charge for the rest of the
Peterborough............2
Northampton............0
season following ex-QPR and
Burton boss Hasselbaink’s exit.
Chairman
Kelvin
Thomas
said: “We are sorry to see
Jimmy depart as he has worked
very hard for us. But we felt a
change at this point was in the
best interests of the club.”
Prior to his sacking, fed-up
Cobblers fans had called for
Hasselbaink to quit.
Jack Baldwin and Jack Marriott notched first-half goals to
inflict a fourth defeat in five
matches and their misery was
capped when captain Ash Taylor
was sent off 11 minutes from
time for bringing down Marriott.
But Hasselbaink said before
his sacking: “The fans are entitled to say what they want. Will
I give up? No. It is not in my
nature. If I am allowed to
carry on, I will carry on.”
Victory lifted Posh up to
fifth and boss Steve Evans
said: “We don’t want to
be getting nosebleeds.
“The challenge for this
group is to be in the
play-offs — that’s it. If
we get there, we’ll win
them — I’m absolutely adamant.”
IT’S A CHOKER . . .
Hasselbaink suffers
as the Cobblers lose
to rivals Posh — and
hours later he’s axed
WHALLEY SO JOLLY
WINGER Shaun Whalley
struck twice to keep
Shrewsbury’s promotion
challenge on track.
Shrewsbury......3
Oxford Utd.........2
Whalley was joined on
the scoresheet by Jon
Nolan
ahead
of
this
weekend’s
Checkatrade
Trophy final against Lincoln at Wembley.
Oxford responded with
goals from Wes Thomas
and Joe Rothwell but are
still seeking their first
win under Karl Robinson.
Shrews boss Paul Hurst
hailed Whalley’s impact
as he took his goal tally
for the season up to 12.
Hurst said: “He’s been
a big asset in terms of
goals
and
assists.
I
thought we were excellent.
We looked a big threat.”
Whalley
broke
the
deadlock in the 40th
minute with a 20-yard
free-kick,
then
Nolan
doubled the lead shortly
after the break when his
shot was deflected home.
Sub Thomas pulled one
back from close range
but Whalley struck again
just two minutes later.
Rothwell’s
deflected
effort kept Oxford in the
hunt but there was no
way back.
U’s boss Robinson said:
“I’ve been here three
games and to only get
one point out of those
three
performances
is
baffling in some ways.”
Twice the prodigal
Messiah has returned
to keep Bees in the
Football League with
last-day great escapes
— but a third may be
beyond him.
Two goals each from
Danny
Newton
and
Alex Revell kept rockbottom
Barnet
five
points
from
safety
with just five games
remaining.
The Bees have lost
two of Allen’s three
games this time around
and need a spark.
Barnet boss Allen
said: “I knew from six
games to go we had to
probably
win
four,
draw
one
and
we
could take one defeat.
“We’ve
got
five
games to go and I
think the supporters
will keep going right
to the very end.
“I will. I won’t quit.
But at the moment I’m
pretty upset.”
A minute before the
break Ben Kennedy
floated a cross to the
far post where Newton
headed home.
He added his 15th of
the
season
on
62
minutes, half-volleying
in. Kennedy slid Revell
in for his first goal
for Boro.
Shaquile
Coulthirst
pulled one back before
Newton squared for
Revell to net No 4.
New Boro chief Dino
Maamria
said:
“We
were relentless.”
U’S MARCH
WRIGHT ON
Forest Green......1 Colchester......2
DREY WRIGHT’S quick
goal helped keep up
Colchester’s promotion
charge.
Wright
took
only
EIGHTEEN seconds to
put the U’s ahead as
they beat struggling
Forest Green to close
the gap on the playoffs to four points.
Colchester chief John
McGreal said: “Forest
Green are fighting for
their lives and had won
six out of the last
seven at home, so it’s a
fantastic result.
“Our group are a little fearless at the
moment.”
Sammie Szmodics set
up Wright, who coolly
side-footed home from
six yards to give U’s a
By JEFF TAPLIN
perfect start. Rovers
fought back and levelled with their first
spot-kick of the season
on 37 minutes.
Tom Eastman brought
down Haydn Hollis and
Rueben Reid scored his
sixth goal since a January move from Exeter.
But Ben Stevenson
left Rovers reeling two
minutes into the second half, slotting in a
low shot from 18 yards.
Forest Green boss
Mark Cooper said: “All
the talk this week has
been about getting a
fast start.
“We certainly had
that as we were one
down in 18 seconds!”
KIRK STAR
WRECKER
Crewe..............2 Port Vale..............2
A LAST-GASP leveller
from Charlie Kirk
helped
Crewe
to
share derby honours.
YES, NO . . . Jon Nolan scores Shrewsbury’s second
Crewe took an early
lead when Vale keeper
Ryan Boot gifted Ryan
Wintle an easy header.
Tom Pope equalised
with a penalty after
Luke
Hannant
was
fouled by James Sterry.
The game took a
twist when Boot was
injured and had to be
replaced
with
Sam
Hornby. He pulled off
a string of fine saves
before Antony Kay’s
long-range shot looked
to be Vale’s winner.
Crewe manager Dave
Artell admitted: “The
stand-in was like Neville Southall and Peter
Schmeichel in one.
“But I felt the goal
was coming. Credit to
Kirky as it wasn’t an
easy chance.”
Vale boss Neil Aspin
said: “Sam’s saves kept
us in the game.”
8 ............... Tuesday, April 3, 2018
2GG
GOALS League Two
HOLT . . . burger buyer
in association with
Rea cheer
SIMPSON . . . return
good,
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players must be included
in the standard contract’.
An EFL spokesman confirmed the club had
responded to its letter,
adding: “The matter will
be considered further in
due course.”
Holt revealed the bizarre
bonus
scheme
before
yesterday’s win over promotion rivals Notts County —
and he defended his ‘right
to buy anyone a burger
with my own money’.
Holt added: “You have
to wonder what these folk
would do with their life if
it wasn’t for my errors of
judgment.”
The controversy did not
stop table-topping Stanley
on the pitch as Mark
Hughes secured a sixth
straight win with his
ninth-minute goal.
County hit the woodwork through Jonathan
Forte but Accrington held
on to stay 11 points clear
of fourth-placed Exeter.
Boss
John
Coleman
said: “We are finding a
way to win at the moment.
“The players are loving
what’s happening.”
County boss Kevin Nolan
was gutted his side failed
to test Accrington’s rookie
keeper Jonny Maxted.
He made his debut after
Aaron
Chapman
was
involved in a minor car
accident on the way to the
ground
and
went
to
hospital as a precaution.
Bang on
the Marc
Crawley...............1
Swindon.............1
OLD-TIMER Marc Richards
climbed off the bench to
grab a point for Swindon
five minutes from time.
The veteran marksman,
35, on loan since January,
headed in his tenth goal
in 13 games to keep alive
the Robins’ play-off hopes.
But the visitors’ point
came at a price with top
scorer Luke Norris being
taken off on a stretcher
with a dislocated shoulder
after just 14 minutes.
Skipper Jimmy Smith
had given Crawley the
lead with a stunning volley
in the 25th minute.
But Reds manager Harry
Kewell was not happy and
said: “Results like this
make me angry. Swindon
didn’t deserve anything.”
New Robins boss Phil
Brown’s side have won
only one of their last six.
He said: “We’ve got to
regard it as two points
dropped. The players are
thinking about the playoffs but now they have to
start playing like it.”
By GARETH DAVIES
CENTRE-BACK Glen Rea blew away
Luton’s promotion jitters with his
first goal of the season.
But it meant heartbreak for Mansfield
keeper Conrad Logan, who marred a heroic
performance with a blunder that let in Rea
for the Hatters’ 71st-minute winner.
After a nervy run of just one win in
seven games which saw Luton knocked off
top spot, some supporters were premature
in celebrating as if promotion is in the bag.
But it is looking good with second-placed
Hatters eight points ahead Exeter in fourth.
Kane Hemmings shot the Stags ahead in
Luton.............................................2
Mansfield......................................1
the 34th minute after mugging home skipper Scott Cuthbert but Luton stormed into
the second half to overwhelm the visitors.
Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu made his first start
since December and it was an inspired
decision by Hatters manager Nathan Jones.
Just after the hour, the midfielder finally
unlocked the Mansfield defence and his low
cross found James Collins, who scored his
20th goal of the season from close range.
Then Irish keeper Logan, who had kept
IT’S SIX IN
THE CITY...
Luton out with two superb saves, went from
hero to zero on the rain-soaked surface
when he fumbled Alan Sheehan’s 30-yard
free-kick into the path of sub Rea.
Stags boss David Flitcroft refused to
blame Logan. He said: “Conrad spilled it
but I wanted him to have back-up. I want
my players to make it clear to the opposition that they score over our dead bodies.”
Both sides hit the woodwork and Jones
said: “Mansfield had a couple of minutes
where we had to scramble a few things,
had to make a couple of saves, had to put
our bodies on the line.
“But, apart from that, I don’t think we
had any problems — I really don’t.”
1990
COVENTRY
last
shipped six in a
home game in
May 1990, when John Barnes
(above) hit a hat-trick in a
thumping 6-1 Liverpool win.
Coventry.................................2
Yeovil........................................6
By RED WILLIAMS
MARK ROBINS let rip at his
Coventry flops after they were hit for
SIX by the lowly Glovers.
Francois Zoko, Alex Fisher and Sam
Surridge bagged braces to hand promotion-chasing City a first defeat in eight.
The Sky Blues were 3-0 down to Yeovil
inside 15 MINUTES and manager Robin
raged: “It’s just embarrassing — totally
unfathomable.
“The damage was done early on and
were individual errors. But we’ve got to
respond and this isn’t the time to panic.”
Fisher fired home on six minutes after
keeper Lee Burge fumbled Lewis Wing’s
cross before Zoko punished Michael
Doyle’s sloppiness to make it 2-0.
Boos rang out at a shell-shocked
Ricoh when Fisher struck again — this
time from Jack Grimmer’s blunder.
City were all over the place against a
team that started the day down in 18th,
but sub Max Biamou did pull one back.
Skipper Zoko lashed home a fantastic
strike on 55 minutes — his 14th of the
campaign — to make it 4-1.
Biamou’s 25-yard rocket kept the
game alive before sub Surridge struck
twice late on to seal a crazy win.
Thrilled Town manager Darren Way
said: “That’s my best result as a boss.
“We were immense. The players were
excellent from start to finish.”
Carlisle...............0
Lincoln................1
COV’S BIGGEST DEFEATS
IN THE FOURTH TIER
Yesterday
Mar 7, 1959
Yeovil (h)
L 6-2
Northampton (a) L 4-0
OUT OF GLOVE
. . . Coventry
keeper Lee Burge
after No 6 goes in
Wycombe.........................2
SCOTT KASHKET marked his first Grimsby..............................1
start of the season with the
winner as Wycombe took a big a through ball and Martyn Woolford
step towards automatic promotion. fired home. Home skipper Adam
The Chairboys are five points
clear of fourth-placed Exeter and
boss Gareth Ainsworth said: “Scott
sniffs out goalscoring opportunities.
“It is not a fluke, he is a little
magician and he has a knack for it.”
Struggling Grimsby took a surprise lead in the 15th minute when
Michael Harriman failed to cut out
By MATT PARKER
PAUL TISDALE saluted
striker Robbie Simpson
after he bounced back
from injury hell to boost
Exeter’s promotion hopes.
Simpson, 33, made his
first start since breaking
an ankle against Blackpool in February last year.
His classy finish cancelled out Carl Winchester’s Cheltenham opener
before Jordan Storey’s
81st-minute headed winner.
Exeter
chief
Tisdale
said: “To play that well
and score after what he
has gone through is a real
success story.
“He has suffered a lot
of hardship and I am so
pleased to have him back.
“We are a tight-knit
group
and
everyone
showed their delight for
him.
“This is a really pleasing win and there are
going to be plenty of
twists and turns before
the season ends.”
Midfielder
Winchester
rammed in a 37th-minute
opener before Simpson
struck from close range.
Storey headed in late on
to lift Exeter up to fourth.
Robins boss Gary Johnson said: “We are not a
million miles away.”
The boys
Dan well
KASH ’N CARRY
By NEIL SILVER
Exeter.................2
Cheltenham......1
El-Abd equalised on the hour with
his first for the club.
Seven minutes later Kashket celebrated his return from injury with
the winner after Sido Jombati
headed down a Joe Jacobson corner.
Mariners boss Michael Jolley said:
“We gave away set-plays and players
switched off in key situations.”
HEADING UP . . . Wycombe striker Akinfenwa clears
LINCOLN
boss
Danny
Cowley was delighted with
his players after they
sealed back-to-back wins.
He beamed: “I’m proud
of them. What a brilliant
effort to win both Easter
fixtures.”
Carlisle
had
shots
blocked
from
Ashley
Nadesan, Richard Bennett
and Michael Jones inside
the opening 30 minutes.
But Matt Green put the
visitors ahead with his
16th goal of the season
before the break.
Ref Robert Lewis then
controversially
changed
his mind after awarding
Carlisle a 72nd-minute
spot-kick for handball.
And United’s miserable
day was topped off when
they had Mike Jones sent
off for a second booking.
Carlisle boss Keith Curle
said: “We are told that
referees will only give
what they think is the
right decision. The referee
gave the penalty and he
was only 12 yards away.”
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