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Friday, January 5, 2018
FOR A GREATER BRITAIN
20p
LESS THAN
THE DAILY
MIRROR
50p
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PAROLE AFTER 8 YEARS
Rapist cabbie freed, but
he only served 2 weeks
for each of 200 victims
THAT’S
NOT
JUSTICE
By TOM WELLS, Chief Reporter
Myleene
hol snaps
..exposed!
SEE PAGES 32 & 33
UNHAPPY FLU
YEAR FOR 4.5m
AT least 4.5 million Brits are now
struggling with flu-like symptoms.
The figure has climbed by
650,000 in a week, throwing hospitals into a deadly crisis.
Full Story — Page 21
BRITAIN’S worst serial sex attacker will walk
free from jail in weeks after a parole board
incredibly ordered his release.
Black cab rapist John Worboys, 60, left, has served
eight years, eight months
for attacks on 12 women.
Cops fear he may have
claimed up to 200 victims.
But yesterday officials said
three independent experts
had ruled he was no longer
a danger and must be freed.
Their decision is final,
leaving Justice Secretary
Continued on Page Five
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WARNING TO FORMER PM
Rise . . . Williamson
Surprise
boost for
business
By TRACEY BOLES
THE services sector —
the powerhouse of the
UK economy — grew
faster than expected
last month.
The respected services purchasing managers’ index from IHS
Markit/CIPS showed a
reading
of
54.2
in
December, up from 53.8
in November. Above 50
indicates growth.
Economists had pencilled in a figure of 54.
The result could help
the economy to 0.5 per
cent growth in the last
three months of 2017,
up from 0.4 per cent in
the
third
quarter,
IHS Markit economist
Chris Williamson says.
BLAIR RISKING
BREXPLOSION
Second poll call
may spark riots
By HARRY COLE
Westminster Correspondent
TONY
Blair
was
warned yesterday his
latest bid to reverse
Brexit risks sparking
riots in the streets.
Wrong
on NHS
Interview . . Tony
Blair yesterday
The former Prime Minister was blasted for
“undermining the national interest” by launching a fresh attempt for a
second Referendum.
FTSE at
a record
His comments came during
a testy interview with Radio
4’s John Humphrys.
The veteran broadcaster
told Mr Blair there could be
“serious”
consequences
if
voters felt ignored.
He added: “You risk civil
disobedience here. This is
serious stuff, it really is.
“We told people we are
going to give you a referendum and the choice will be
‘in or out’ and we will respect, we made that promise,
we will accept your decision.
“You are now saying, ‘actually, maybe not’.” And when
STOCK
markets
on
both
sides
of
the
Atlantic continued their
record run yesterday.
The FTSE 100 hit a
high of 7,700 points
before an end-of-day
record close of 7,695.88.
Strong economic data
and a surge in crude
buoyed the market.
In the US, the Dow
Jones hit 25,000 points
for the first time after
rallying 0.6 per cent.
Sun City — Page 49
TORY CRISIS OVER
AGEING MEMBERS
AN ex-Tory Minister warned last night the party is facing an
“existential crisis” because most members are men over 65.
Calling for urgent reform, Robert Halfon joked the party
would be shut down by health and safety if it could be because
its structure is so archaic.
It follows academic research that showed at least 44 per cent
of Conservative members are 65 or over. And more Tory members are male than other parties at 71 per cent.
Mr Halfon wants perks for members such as a bus pass for
young apprentices or a fuel card giving petrol discounts.
asked if the result of another
referendum also came back
in favour of leaving the EU,
whether he would advocate a
third one, Mr Blair failed to
rule it out.
The arch Remainer continued his anti-Brexit crusade
by suggesting voters could
halt it with a special general
election on the issue.
He said the public should
be allowed to “think again”
once they had seen the
Rail week
of strikes
RAIL workers will strike on
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday on South Western,
Arriva Rail North, Merseyrail and Greater Anglia and
on Monday on Southern.
Talks to end a dispute
over the role of guards
ended without a result.
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LIVERPOOL
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Very much
against
national
interest
—NORMAN
whatever deal is
terms of the
achieved must be
exit agreement.
subject
to another
But
former
LAMONT
vote?”
Chancellor Norman
Tory
backbencher
Lamont
said
Mr
Blair’s comments were “very George Freeman said: “When
much against the national will Tony Blair realise that
interest” and would under- after Iraqgate, the dodgy
dossier, the years of spin,
mine our negotiations.
The
Tory
peer
added: grin and bling and the profi“How are the Government teering peacemongering, he
meant to get a good deal if now embodies the problem?”
harry.cole@thesun.co.uk
we going to have voices at
home like Tony Blair saying
The Sun Says — Page Ten
AMBITIOUS RUDD
SAM CAM GLAM
AMBER Rudd has had a makeover after hiring a controversial
“Cameron crony” stylist, sparking Tory leadership speculation.
The Home Secretary has enlisted “power dressing” expert
Isabel Spearman, given an OBE by David Cameron after styling
his wife Samantha during their spell in Downing Street.
It comes after ambitious Mrs Rudd — the favourite among
pro-Remain Tory MPs to replace Mrs May — hired election
guru Lynton Crosby’s firm to shore up her ultra-marginal seat.
Ms Spearman was made a No10 special advisor in 2010 on a
largely taxpayer-funded salary of £60,000.
SUJIKO
3
ABERDEEN
GLASGOW
CLAIMS by Tony Blair
that the Brexit vote has
led to “significant staff
shortages in the NHS”
were exposed as wrong
last night.
The ex-PM said EU
nurses were leaving.
But official figures
show 3,000 more EU
nationals work in the
NHS in 2017, a 5.4 per
cent rise.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “Tony
Blair’s memory is as
selective in office as
out of office. Does
he not remember
his own NHS
winter crises?”
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LONDON
SOUTHAMPTON
TODAY: Less windy than yesterday,
with a mix of sunshine and showers
for many places. Showers will be
most frequent in the North and
West with the best of the sun in the
South East. Cloudy in Scotland.
TONIGHT: A few wintry showers
across Scotland and extending to
northern parts of England too.
Mostly dry for much of England
with mist patches developing.
OUTLOOK: A few showers to start
in the east of England tomorrow. It
will then be a mainly dry day with
sunny spells, but cloudier in the
South. A dry day for most on
Sunday with lengthy sunny spells
and just a little patchy cloud.
SAT 7˚
To play Sujiko, enter the numbers
1 to 9 in the spaces so that the total
in each circle is equal to the sum of
the four surrounding squares.
PUZZLES: PAGE 47
By HARRY COLE
LABOUR leader Jeremy
Corbyn was left red-faced
last night after one of his
own MPs admitted the
party’s economic strategy
could bankrupt Britain.
Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said
Britain was in need of
real investment for its
future
and
politicians
needed to take risks.
But she said her party’s
plan to borrow billions
was high-risk and “a bit
of a s***-or-bust strategy”.
The Tories hit back,
with Liz Truss, the Chief
Secretary to the Treasury,
saying:
“Labour
have
admitted their economic
policies are a high-risk
gamble which could see
the country go bust.”
Digital Minister Matt
Hancock added: “Even a
Labour MP and Corbyn
supporter
calls
her
party’s economic strategy
‘s*** or bust’.
“These failed policies
have been proven before to
be completely disastrous.”
The Sun Says — Page 10
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Leftie trio
for Lords
JEREMY CORBYN is set
to make three of his
hard-left pals Lords.
They are former Unite
union boss Tony Woodley,
the chairman of the Stop
The War Coalition Murad
Qureshi and left wing
activist Martha Osamor.
Ms Osamor, 77, the
mother of shadow minister Kate Osamor, was
blocked from running as
an MP in the 1980s.
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Today’s
birthdays
MAD Men’s JANUARY
JONES, 40, left, actors
BRADLEY COOPER, 43,
right, and VINNIE JONES,
53, model SUKI
WATERHOUSE, 26, and
former newsreader JAN
LEEMING, 76.
lLast night’s winning
Health Lottery numbers
were: 21, 25, 34, 37, 50.
Bonus ball: 45.
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BOOB
Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
HOSTS AT WAR
Sorry,
I can’t
Bear it
Controversy . . . young croc was killed in celeb special
DAVID BLAST AT
GRYLLS CROC KILL
By LUCY JONES
SIR David Attenborough has lashed out at
TV adventurer Bear Grylls for killing
animals for the sake of entertainment.
Picture: JAMES RUDLAND
Contestants in Channel 4 survival show The
Island with Bear Grylls have slaughtered a crocodile, pigs and turkeys for food in scenes from
recent series.
VICKY Pattison offers fans a saucy peek
at her chest in this skimpy crop-top.
The 30-year-old Geordie Shore star
welcomed in the New Year with this
sizzling shot from her calendar cover.
Meanwhile, Vicky has a packed year
ahead. Her MTV show Beach Body SOS
By BENJY POTTER
Now TV nature legend
Sir David, 91, has criticised
him for sacrificing animals
just to make good television viewing.
Sir David said: “We’ve
never killed an animal.
“Bear Grylls will have to
answer for himself. But I
wouldn’t willingly kill an
animal just to get a shot.”
In Bear’s celebrity special
last year, Olympian Iwan
Thomas and ex-Corrie star
Ryan Thomas were seen
stabbing a young caiman
croc to death.
Animal
charity
PETA
condemned the “miserable
celebrities and producers”
for allowing it.
lucy.jones@the-sun.co.uk
BBC legend Sir David Attenborough is to host a new
show — for Netflix.
The naturalist, who will
still work for the BBC, said
he had agreed to do a conservation programme for
the online service.
He added: “There’s certain things that the BBC
can do and can’t do, and I
can see some reasons why
to do a programme on Netflix rather than the BBC.”
Sir David, who will host
Dig . . .
Sir David Attenborough and the Sea
and, left, Dragon on BBC1 this SunGrylls day at 8pm, has also been
tapped up by Environment
Secretary Michael Gove for
advice on plastics pollution.
launches this month and she’s also keen
to up her appearances on This Morning.
A source said: “Vicky has loads on at
the moment.” Well, except in this picture, of course . . .
Will.i.am takes over bi
TV legend
on Netflix
arre
See Pages
22 & 23
3
4 ............... Friday, January 5, 2018
RED BULL BAN FOR
U16s AT WAITROSE
WAITROSE is banning sales of
energy drinks such as Red Bull
to children under 16.
The supermarket said anyone
buying drinks containing more
than 150mg of caffeine a litre
would be asked for proof of age.
The move, to be introduced on
March 5, is in line with industry
guidelines,
which
say
highcaffeine drinks should not be
marketed at children.
Waitrose’s Simon Moore said:
“As a responsible retailer we
want to sell these products in
line with the labelling guidance.”
The move comes after campaigners found sugar and caf-
High-caffeine . . Red Bull
By BEN LEO
feine content in energy drinks was
still too high despite the soft
drinks levy coming in.
British children are among the
highest consumers of energy
drinks in Europe, figures show.
Teachers’ union NASUWT welcomed Waitrose’s move, saying
that one in ten teachers cited
energy drinks as a cause of poor
pupil behaviour in schools.
General secretary Chris Keates
said: “These drinks are readily
available legal highs and are leading to children and young people
consuming high levels of stimulants, with little known about the
long-term health impacts.”
1GM
Footy trio
‘launder’
THREE ex-footballer brothers laundered £80,000
from
an
international
fraud, a court heard.
Ex-Reading
defender
Sam Sodje, 38, allegedly
banked it with former
Huddersfield striker Akpo
Sodje, 37, and ex-Bury
player Efe Sodje, 45.
Sam, of Dartford, Kent,
and Efe, of Stockport,
deny the charges. Akpo
refused to return from
Dubai and is not at the
Old Bailey. Trial continues.
SIGN OF CRIMES
A road sign for “Slag
Lane” has been stolen
three times in New Whittington, Derbyshire.
EXCLUSIVE::
By TOM WELLS, MATT WILKINSON and MIKE SULLIVAN
THE ex-wife of black cab rapist John Worboys has blasted
the decision to release him, saying: “He should never
be let out. The next step would have been murder.”
Horrified Jean Clayton, 60, branded Worboys — who police
suspect attacked up to 200 victims — “one dangerous man” and
said he should be serving life.
Jean ended their abusive four-year marriage after he spied on her
daughters and admitted assaulting a woman after trailing her home.
After the Parole Board announced he will walk free in weeks, Jean told
The Sun: “Is he out? I feel utter disgust. If he hadn’t been caught and
taken to court he would have murdered somebody. It’s very scary. He was
the biggest mistake of my life. No
one knows what I went through.”
Jean first met Worboys in a pub
in Hackney, East London, in 1988.
They wed in 1991 and he became
stepdad to her daughters CarrieAnn, now 40, and Clare, 42, and
son Stephen, 39.
She says Worboys was a sex
addict who spied on the girls, then
teens, as they undressed.
Jean, who has remarried and
manages a bar in Bulgaria, said:
“He was the worst husband a
woman could ever ask for.
“I realised during our honeymoon
that I had made a mistake
“When I think about John I get
so mad at myself for what I’ve put
my children through.”
One night Jean said he came home
with mud on his trousers and confessed to tailing a drunk woman and
assaulting her when she fell asleep.
The marriage ended in 1995 — 14
years before he was jailed for a
minimum of eight years for raping
and assaulting 12 women.
Daughter Carrie-Ann backed her
mum’s pleas that Worboys should
rot in jail. She said: “I caught him
spying and he tried to give me
massages. He was creepy, conniving.
“He made our family’s life a
misery. I can’t imagine what these
women are feeling. Nine years and
out isn’t justice. It’s awful.”
‘Rape kit’ . . . bubbly was spiked
One of Worboys’ first victims, just
19 when drugged and molested in
2007, said last night: “This decision
is an utter mockery of everything
that’s happened to all of us.
“In 2009 I said it was pathetically
lenient, and it is. It’s a joke.
“Just thinking about him coming
out is making me feel ill.”
Ex-stripper and amateur porn
star Worboys picked up victims in
his black cab and boasted he was
celebrating a big cash win before
offering them champagne.
But the drinks were spiked with
a date-rape drug.
Worboys had been arrested in
July 2007 after his first-known
victim reported him to police.
Yet cops failed to search his
house where he kept a “rape kit” of
miniature champagne bottles, gloves,
Prowling perv . . . his black cab
condoms and a torch. The kit was
person at the formal hearing in
found in a later raid.
The Metropolitan Police bailed November. When freed he will be
Worboys and dropped the probe strictly monitored and report to
probation officers each week.
three months later.
Fay Maxted, of The Survivors
He attacked at least 34 more
women
before
he
was
finally Trust, said: “He has served his
sentence and will be on a stringent
arrested in February 2008.
Worboys served time in Belmarsh licence. But for his victims there
and Wakefield where he is under- will be no parole, no let off for
stood to have taken part in sex what he has done to them.
“When you are raped, or sexually
offender treatment programmes.
They aim to help cons “recognise assaulted in this way, there is no
risk factors” and “generate strate- way to recover, especially when
gies” to avoid acting on their urges. these attacks were so deliberate and
His parole bid is likely to have calculated.”
tom.wells@the-sun.co.uk
been lodged early last year.
The Sun Says — Page Ten
He is thought to have appeared in
COPS ‘ASKED
CPS ADVICE’
SIR Keir Starmer was in charge of
the CPS as 115 new victims told
police Worboys had attacked them.
Worboys had been charged in
February 2008 with a series of sex
attacks. Seventy-five new victims
came forward over the next year.
His trial began in January
2009, with Worboys convicted
that April. During those four
months a further 40 women
approached police claiming he
had also attacked them.
It is not clear if any of those
cases were passed to the CPS, but
the Met was under pressure after
realising cops made a string of
blunders that left Worboys free.
Sources last night said that made
it “highly likely” officers would have
sought advice “on every new case”
from Starmer’s CPS team.
The Sun told in 2010 how a
Met probe found at least 102
victims. Cops said they thought
he carried out 200 rapes, sex
assaults or bids to drug women.
Under fire . . ex-boss Starmer
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Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
EX FURY AT RAPIST’S RELEASE
EIGHT
YEARS
Wed . . but pair lasted 4 years. Right, Worboys’ mugshot
How can
they let
him out?
His next
step was..
Beast in chains
. . . Worboys’
2008 arrest
Continued from Page One
David Lidington with no powers
to stop the monster leaving jail.
Last night pressure was also
growing on Labour’s Shadow
Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer over his role in Worboys
seizing his chance for freedom.
He was Director of Public
Prosecutions as the CPS chose
not to pursue a host of new
allegations following his arrest.
Worboys got an indeterminate
sentence in April 2009, with a
minimum term of eight years.
His upcoming release means
he will have served about two
weeks for each possible victim.
After Worboys was charged,
75 new victims told police he
had attacked them, while 40
more came forward with new
allegations during his trial.
It is not clear how many were
passed to the CPS to decide on
further action. But sources said
those
victims
could spark a
new probe if they
felt their claims
were not properly
investigated.
Ex-stripper Worboys, from Rotherhithe,
South
East
London,
picked up victims
in his black taxi Victim . . Carrie
and boasted he was singled out
was celebrating a
Lotto or casino
win before offering them champagne. But the drinks had been
spiked with a “date rape” drug,
leaving the women unable to
defend themselves.
Worboys’ victims included
student Carrie Symonds, 19 —
singled out as she waited for a
night bus in Chelsea in 2007.
While in jail Worboys is
understood to have taken part
in sex offender treatment programmes. Once free, he will be
strictly monitored and face
“stringent” licence conditions.
But Yvette Cooper, chair of
the powerful Home Affairs
Select Committee, tweeted her
“shock” at his release. She
said: “His were the most
appalling & vile crimes. Very
serious questions about this.”
A Parole Board spokesman
said: “We can confirm a panel
of the Parole Board has
directed
the
release.
The
arrangements will be managed
by the Ministry of Justice.”
MURDER
-WORBOYS’ EX WIFE LAST NIGHT
5
6 ............... Friday, January 5, 2018
Backing
for GM
livestock
2GM
Sun GIVE
THE
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
GENETICALLY modified
animals might be sold in
Britain
after
Brexit,
Michael Gove has hinted.
The technology could
help create “more valuable livestock”, the Environment Secretary said.
But he admitted GM
science would raise “political and moral ques-
First class . . Mr Johnson
EXCLUSIVE by HARRY
COLE and LYNN DAVIDSON
BORIS Johnson last
night backed our crusade for stamps to
celebrate our EU exit.
Cattle . . . GM debate
tions” for the future. He
told a farming conference
in Oxford: “I think we
should have an open
mind about that technology
and
not
allow
debates from the past to
influence how we look at
that technology.”
He
also
announced
plans for a “green Brexit”,
rewarding farmers who
open land to the public.
BoJo said: “It will be a
monumental moment in
British history — so let’s
deliver a stamp that
shows the world we’ve
got Brexit licked.”
Fellow Tory MP Andrew
Bridgen also swung behind
The Sun’s call for Royal
Mail bosses to rethink
their tribute snub.
He said: “We need
stamps for this joyous,
momentous occasion.
“We’ll have ones for
Harry and Meghan’s
Dis-sent . . Ms James
1
DAY
TO GO
SEE PAGES 26 & 27
IRN-BRUHAHA
Irn-Bru will taste the
same after sugar content
is cut this month, the
Scots’ fizz maker has
told panic-buying fans.
BREXIT STAMP OF APPROVAL
BOJO: I’M A
BREXLICKER
But post minister brands it ‘divisive’
wedding, won’t we? We have
commemorative stamps for
national events. This is the
biggest for decades.”
In a nod to the majority
who
voted
for
Brexit, he added: “I
know 17 million people
who will buy them.”
But
Remain-voting
Postal Services minister Margot James said
it would be “divisive”.
Chief is a
Remoaner
By ALEX DIAZ
MOANING Royal Mail chief Moya Greene last
year let the firm blame Brexit “business
uncertainty” for poor business results.
It said a six per cent drop in letters —
and a five per cent revenue and share price
fall — was down to the Leave vote.
But Canadian Ms Moya, 63, right, saw her
pay soar by 23 per cent to £1.9million last
year, boosted by a £440,000 share bonus.
In 2016, Royal Mail official David Gold
explained: “We get hundreds of requests a
year for subjects to appear on stamps.
“Criteria are based on commemorating
anniversaries, significant national events and
conveying the UK contribution to the world.”
Quizzed on mail chiefs’
refusal to issue stamps for
our 2019 exit despite doing
so for our 1973 entry, she
said: “I don’t think it was
such a divisive issue then.
“They have no plans to
produce them and I’m not
going to interfere.”
Ms James claimed her role
merely
involved
passing
designs for the Queen to
rule on. She said: “I don’t
approve them.” She showed
her pro-Brussels colours by
tweeting the day after the
Brexit vote: “Share your
upset. We’re in for a long
period of uncertainty.”
Last night a Government
spokesman said: “All Royal
Mail commercial and operational
matters,
including
stamp themes, are independent of Government.”
harry.cole@thesun.co.uk
HOW IT WORKS
STAMPS have to mark anniversaries, national events or
the UK’s world contribution.
The Independent Stamp
Advisory Committee advises
on the designs. These go to
the Postal Services Minister
who recommends the Queen’s
approval. Every stamp must
get Royal Approval.
Sun
THE
SAYS
NO prizes for guessing which
way Postal Services Minister
Margot James voted on Brexit.
Now, like other Remainers,
she considers it too “divisive”
for commemorative stamps.
What rubbish. She and the
Royal Mail cannot dispute the
historic significance of us
leaving the EU in 2019.
Don’t like Game of Thrones?
Don’t buy special Game of
Thrones stamps. Don’t like
Brexit? Buy other stamps if it
bothers you that much.
There is NO case against
printing them.
WHY DOES ROYAL MAIL PANDER TO REMAINERS?: PAGE 10
Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
VERA STAR’S TELLY SHOCKER
7
Do you like
it ruff?
Penalty . . . Mr Corbyn
£100 fine
if a bride
is late for
wedding
By BEN LEO
A VICAR tired of brides
arriving late is threatening them with a £100
fine to make sure they
get to church on time.
Canon
John
Corbyn
will hand back part of
the fee for the service if
they turn up promptly.
But if they are more
than 20 minutes late, the
£100
will
be
shared
among church volunteers.
Luckily, the canon, 58,
has not yet had to penalise any couples at Holy
Cross Church in Bearsted, Kent, or St Mary's
in nearby Thurnham.
He borrowed the idea
from Uganda where he
was on sabbatical and
after two weddings overran while he was away.
He said: “I’m not calling it a fine but if you
want to hire the venue
for one hour or two, you
pay different amounts. It
is an incentive.”
‘Rape’ Ed
replaced
ACTOR Ed Westwick has
been replaced in a BBC1
Agatha Christie drama
after rape accusations.
Scenes for three-part
Ordeal By Innocence will
be filmed again.
Christian Cooke will
step in when shooting
restarts this month.
The series was to air
over Christmas but was
pulled by the BBC amid
the allegations against the
Brit Gossip Girl actor, 30,
which he strongly denies.
The reshoot is understood
to
have
been
ordered by co-producers.
Westwick has already
“paused” filming on his
BBC2
comedy
series
White Gold.
Si profits
drop 6%
SIMON Cowell’s entertainment company saw pretax profits fall six per cent
to £21.4million last year.
Revenues
at
Simco,
which owns The X Factor
and ...Got Talent formats
plus some music royalties, decreased by three
per cent to £39million.
The dip was blamed on
non-US overseas operations, down 23 per cent
to £11million. But Cowell,
58,
worth
£325million,
saw UK revenues up 12.5
per cent to £20.7million.
Simco’s . . . Got Talent
format has now been
picked up in 70 global
territories, while The X
Factor has been commissioned in 54 countries.
BAD LIGHT LEVEL
A street light is yet to
be turned on seven years
after it was installed on
a level crossing in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex.
PAW TIMING
Amorous Jack makes his move
Brenda
gets the
hump!
LOVE HOUND
ESCAPE CLAWS Brenda leaves but Jack will not let go
By NICOLA FAHEY
ACTRESS Brenda Blethyn was humped by her
and knocked her sidedog during an excruciat- jumped
ways on the sofa yesterday.
As hosts Eamonn Holmes, 58, and
ing live TV interview.
The Vera
over-excited
star yelped as
cockapoo
Jack
Down at heel . . . Brenda as Vera
Ruth Langsford, 57, collapsed in
hysterics, their embarrassed guest
asked: “Was that on television?”
Then as Brenda, 71, tried to leave
CAR KILLER AT 89
A DRIVER of 89 killed a hero
father who died pushing his
daughter out of harm’s way.
Edward Whalen faces 14 years
in jail after admitting causing
the death of Paul John, 47.
His car careered into the
dad-of-two, who sacrificed himself to save daughter Angela,
nine, in Manchester last year.
Whalen also injured a mum
pushing her son in a buggy. He
will be sentenced next month
at Manchester crown court.
Brenda is knocked sideways
Sun
WOMEN aged 40-65
who did 20 weeks of
“facial yoga” exercises
typically looked three
years’ younger and
more toned, say skin
experts in Chicago.
SPOT
the This Morning studio, Jack continued to grab on to her leg.
When
the
ITV
programme
returned from an ad break, Ruth
revealed Jack had continued with
his amorous behaviour “the whole
way up the corridor, incidentally”.
She added: “He loves his mummy
very much.”
nicola.fahey@thesun.co.uk
WATCH THE
HILARIOUS
VIDEO AT
thesun.co.uk
BEGGAR BACKING
BEGGARS on Windsor’s streets
should be shifted before the
royal wedding, agree residents.
Council leader Simon Dudley
had called for a purge before
Prince Harry weds Meghan
there in May, saying it was “a
commercial life choice” for
some. A local said: “Most have
homes and come in the day.”
But PM Theresa May disagreed with Mr Dudley, adding:
“Councils must work hard to
provide accommodation.”
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AMAZON PRIMED
FOR TV FOOTIE BID
AMAZON has had talks about a
bid for the Premier League’s UK
TV rights ahead of an auction
next month.
The US internet shopping giant is
considering a challenge to Sky and BT
for domestic coverage of the richest
league in the world.
It has consulted industry
experts about adding it to
the growing live sports on
its Prime TV service.
Two well-placed sources
confirmed the development,
Telegraph Sport says.
But Amazon has refused to confirm
or deny whether it was planning a bid
for the three seasons between 2019
and 2022. The Premier League is pre-
By LAUREN PROBERT
paring for a number of new names to
enter the fray when bidding begins for
the next round of TV rights.
Amazon, which boasts an annual
turnover of around £100billion, is
expected to have the financial
upper-hand.
An Amazon bid could be
crucial to clubs’ hopes of
securing an major increase in
the £5.14billion they obtained
from Sky and BT during the
last rights auction.
Sky kept the majority share of
matches last time for £4.2billion and it
may now be able to offer more after
Disney’s takeover of its parent company 21st Century Fox.
2GM
Alz brain
scan first
BRAIN scans have shown
Alzheimer’s unfolding in
patients for the first time.
They identify a key protein,
“tau”,
appearing
near the memory region.
A British study then
shows it infecting and
destroying nerve cells as
it spreads.
Scientists
from
the
University of Cambridge
hope it could lead to new
drugs which prevent tau
from building up.
TRUMP ON
SWING TOW
Ex-rugby star Shaun
Edwards helped Margaret
Richards, 46, get towed
after she broke down off
the M4 at Bridgend.
War . . . Trump
& ex-pal Bannon
REPEATS HIMSELF
MR Trump has a habit of
repeating himself several times
in a small space of time, the
book reveals.
The writer says the President
would tell the same story
three times “word-for-word and
expression for expression” in
30 minutes — and that soon
reduced to ten minutes.
Wolff’s book also claims Mr
Trump struggles to cope with
information and that he does
not read or
even
skim
documents,
with
some
viewing him
as effectively
“semiliterate”.
MELANIA’S TEARS
MELANIA Trump never wanted
to be First Lady and spent her
husband’s inauguration in tears,
the author claims.
He alleges the Slovenia-born
former model, below, sleeps in
a separate bedroom to the
President and is “a non-presence” in the White House. An
insider said: “They never spend
the night together — ever.”
Staff regard daughter Ivanka,
36, as the “real
wife” and Hope
Hicks,
26,
his
personal
aide,
confidante
and
White House communications boss,
as a daughter
figure.
CHEATING BOAST
THE President boasted about
bedding his friends’ wives and
declared it is what makes “life
worth living”, the book claims
Sneaky Mr Trump would first
convince a pal’s other half that
her husband was not the man
she thought, the author says.
He would then engage the
friend in sexual banter in the
Oval Office — and secretly play
the filthy remarks to her via the
speakerphone system.
The
book
claims
Trump would goad the
friend, asking: “Do
you still like having
sex with your wife?
How often? You must
have had a better f***
than your wife?”
By KATE JACKSON
DONALD Trump was last
night trying to ban a new
book exposing his scary
secret world inside the
White House.
He is furious at his portrayal by writer Michael
Wolff, who was granted flyon-the-wall access during
his first year of office.
In Fire and Fury: Inside The
Trump
White
House,
Wolff
claims the President:
l DID not think he would be
elected and had no idea what to
do in office;
l GOES to bed at 6.30pm and
eats cheeseburgers while ranting
at the news on three TV screens;
l SLEEPS in separate bedrooms
from wife Melania — insisting a
lock was fitted on his door;
l BOASTED of having sex with
his friends’ wives;
l RANTED at staff for trying to
tidy his bedroom.
Last night Trump, 71, banned
staff from using mobile phones
in a bid to prevent further leaks.
His lawyers also warned the
publisher to “cease and desist”
releasing the book.
Wolff, who said he carried out
more than 200 interviews with
senior staff, claims Trump never
wanted to be President, and his
goal was to strengthen his global
business brand.
When victory came, Trump’s
son Donald Jr allegedly said his
father looked “as if he had seen
a ghost” while wife Melania,
below with the President, “was in
tears — and not of joy”.
He is believed to have infuriated his security team in his
first week by demanding a lock
on his bedroom, which he does
not share with Melania, 47.
Trump was said to be terrified
his toothbrush would be poisoned and banned housekeeping
staff from stripping his bed.
He allegedly screamed at those
who tidied after him: “If a shirt’s
on the floor, it’s because I want
the shirt to be on the floor!”
The book also claims Trump
had no idea what to do in office,
with aide Gary Cohn allegedly
calling him “dumb as s***”.
It is believed he is suing
ex-chief strategist Steve Bannon,
who is quoted as calling Trump
Jr’s meeting with a Russian lawyer “treasonous”. Trump’s daughter Ivanka was also said to be
“dumb as a brick”.
Trump himself allegedly said
his sons Donald Jr and Eric were
“at the back of the room when
God handed out brains”.
He is also said to have boasted
to a pal’s girlfriend who asked
him what “white trash” meant:
“They’re people just like me,
only they’re poor.”
Press aide Sarah Sanders
said the book was full of “false
and misleading accounts”.
Its publisher said it will now
be released today in the US
instead of next week due to
“unprecedented demand”.
kate.jackson@the-sun.co.uk
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O SO
OO ’S C
S
ROPES
OVER BOOK’S
CLAIMS
lPREZ DIDN’T
EXPECT TO WIN
l ‘SLEPT WITH
PALS’ WIVES’
l BED BY 6 TO
EAT BURGERS
lAIDE SAYS HE’S
‘DUMB AS S***’
lRANTS AT TV
ON 3 SCREENS
lNOW DON BANS
STAFF MOBILES
INSIDE THE..
CHEESEBURGER HABIT
Scoffed at . . . Trump is said to like burgers in bed
DONALD Trump scoffs cheeseburgers in bed while ranting at TV news channels, the book claims.
While watching, he would rage about his treatment in
the media during phone calls to his pals and advisers.
Wolff writes Mr Trump would like to be in bed by
6.30pm “with a cheeseburger, watching his three
screens and making phone calls to a small group of
friends, who charted his rising and falling levels of
agitation through the evening and then compared notes
with one another”.
The President is said to believe buying fast-food burgers can help foil any plot to poison his food.
IVANKA FOR PRESIDENT
THE DONALD’S HAIR
IT is one of the baffling questions surrounding The Donald —
just what does he do to his hair?
Daughter Ivanka apparently
mocks the orange-blond colour
and blames his “impatience” for
failing to wait for the Just for
Men colour to develop properly.
But Wolff reports that she
gleefully describes the process
involved in Trump’s hairstyle,
telling friends he is completely
bald on top and has had a scalp
reduction procedure.
It is not clear whether this is
her idea of a joke. But she
apparently goes on to say it is
“surrounded by a furry circle of
hair, from which all ends are
drawn up to meet in the centre
and then swept back and
secured by a stiffening spray”.
White House roles . . . Ivanka and husband Jared
FIRST Daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner
accepted formal roles in the White House despite widespread objections.
And there is reportedly a deal that she will run for
President in the future, not Kushner — who Trump
allegedly thinks of as a “suck-up”.
The thought of becoming the first female President is
something that appeals to 36-year-old Ivanka, according
to the book.
But former chief strategist Steve Bannon was said to
have been horrified to learn of it, saying: “They didn’t
say that? Stop. Oh my God.”
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10 ............... Friday, January 5, 2018
Sun
THE
1GM
GIVE US A STAMP OF APPROVAL
SAYS
Blair-faced liar
TONY Blair has told some brazen lies in his
time but yesterday’s stomach-churning dishonesty on Brexit was putrid even for him.
It wasn’t just the facts that he twists.
It’s his feigned concern for democracy,
his forked-tongued duplicity about
giving voters the “right to rethink” any
Brexit deal — when his ONLY motive is
securing the chance to negate their first
decision and reverse the tide of history.
Who does this faded snake oil salesman
imagine he and his revolting underlings
Mandelson, Adonis and Campbell still
represent? Surely not the “Remain resistance”, since every we-know-best utterance converts Remainers into Leavers.
Brexit was in part the final revolt
against Blair’s disastrous misjudgements.
He misled us all and invaded Iraq. He
flung open our borders. He let his weird
Chancellor Gordon Brown’s borrowing
wreck the economy, necessitating austerity. Then Blair lined his pockets —
returning only to try to sabotage the biggest democratic mandate in our history.
The Brexit polls have barely moved
since. But one survey has a significant
finding: that a loathing of Blair unites
majorities of Leavers, Remainers, Tory,
Labour and Lib-Dem voters, male and
female, of every age and class, in every
region of England, Scotland and Wales.
Who exactly does he think he still has
the power to persuade?
More seriously, how can he be so
deluded as to imagine Brexit can be
painlessly reversed after all the votes
cast for it by the public and Parliament?
It would trigger constitutional meltdown, a total collapse of trust in democracy and an eruption of violence.
A Sun front page once asked if Blair
was “the most dangerous man in
Britain”. He now seems to aspire to it.
Thank God so few still listen to him.
Rape betrayal
IF ever a sex monster deserved to rot in
jail for life it is cab rapist John Worboys.
Yet, shamefully and incredibly, this
creature is out after eight years. Why?
Because Keir Starmer, ex-Director of
Public Prosecutions and now a Corbyn
lackey, failed to prosecute him over yet
more victims. He must tell Britain why.
How can parole officers now believe
Worboys poses no danger? He assaulted
an estimated 200 women, and has
served only about two weeks for each.
A man who destroyed that many lives
deserves not one day of freedom.
Our justice system has betrayed them all.
Gamble on red
EVEN Labour now admits its crazy
economic strategy is a giant, “high risk”
punt with an apocalyptic downside.
Shadow education secretary Angela
Rayner reveals much when she calls it
“s*** or bust”. Corbyn’s gang KNOW it is
an insane experiment jeopardising our
bouyant economy and millions of jobs.
In the s*** we would be — AND bust.
N-EU AND IMPROVED . . . stamp to mark Britain joining the EEC in 1973 and, right, our idea for a 2019 version for Brexit
Why is Royal Mail
pandering to the
anti-Brexit bunch?
ASKED if it would be issuing a set
of commemorative stamps to mark
Brexit, the Royal Mail replied with
a firm and distinctly snooty “no”.
It hasn’t deigned to give a reason.
And yet the first new stamps it will
issue in 2018 will commemorate Game
Of Thrones. A gripping television drama,
to be sure, but also an American
commercial product.
After yesterday’s outcry, with one
senior Tory MP branding their decision
“inconsistent, irritating and annoying”,
many reasonable people assumed Royal
Mail would think again.
How on Earth could the company
justify its determination to
ignore the largest democratic
vote in British history?
Printing a set would cost
them no extra cash, and they
have
previously
marked
political
events
with
commemorative issues.
Yet still, answer comes
there none. Just a grim repetition of the original “no”.
I think I know what’s
going on. Like many creaking British institutions, Royal
Mail — now private but infected from top
to bottom with a public-sector mentality
— is living in an escapist fantasy every
bit as imaginary as the Seven Kingdoms
of Westeros in Game Of Thrones.
It’s the parallel universe of the
Remoaners, a “safe space” in which
Brexit can be stopped, even though the
Government has triggered Article 50, our
formal notification of leaving the EU.
In well-heeled parts of this country,
university
lecturers
and
yummy
mummies rush to bookshops to buy
How To Stop Brexit by the freshly
By
DAMIAN
THOMPSON
knighted yesterday’s man, Sir Nick Clegg.
This silly book belongs on the sciencefiction shelves next to author George RR
Martin’s Game Of Thrones novels.
Diehard Remainers, poor things, really
believe Clegg’s claim that the referendum
result can be swept under the carpet.
And
they’re
encouraged
in
this
delusion by the yacht-hopping fantasist
Tony Blair, whose grip on reality is
becoming more tenuous by the minute.
Why is the Royal Mail — which has no
problem
decorating
its
stamps with Peppa Pig, Mr
Men, “sustainable fish” or
notable locomotives of Wales
— pandering to the doctrinaire anti-Brexit lobby?
Is it terrified of Twitter
storms?
Or
is
this
just
another symptom of its failure to engage with the modern world? Every time I go
into my local Post Office I
feel like I’m visiting a 1970s
theme park, complete with
Eastern bloc-style queues and semi-comatose counter service. Whatever the
reason, Royal Mail needs to change its
mind. And there’s still plenty of time —
which is why The Sun is mounting a
campaign for stamps marking the Brexit
we demanded.
You might ask: Does it matter, given
that we’re definitely waving farewell to
Brussels in March next year? Yes, it
does matter. In 1973 the Royal Mail
issued stamps to celebrate us joining the
Common Market, even though millions of
Britons opposed the move. As the refer-
NO!
NO!
NO!
endum two years later — won by the Yes
campaign with 67 per cent of the vote —
showed, most people thought the decision
a necessary step in our national journey.
Now we are taking another step — not
in the opposite direction, but a step
forward into a very different globalised
world, in which we need the freedom
to regulate our own businesses and
negotiate our own trade deals.
Foam-flecked Remoaners, who make
up only a minority of those who voted to
stay in the EU, will hate the stamps.
Well, tough. By the time we leave,
we’ll have had to put up with nearly
three years of hissy fits, futile plotting
and crudely twisted reporting by the
anti-Brexit BBC.
Exciting new chapter
But make no mistake about it: By
then, the “Stop Brexit” movement will
have fallen apart, just as George
Osborne’s Project Fear backfired and the
news that blue passports coming back
cheered us rather than provoked outrage.
When the Royal Mail does respect the
will of the people and gets on with
printing Brexit stamps, we will enjoy
sending them around the world to
exhibit our pride in this great nation.
No doubt some daft Remoaners will
refuse to open their letters and create
embarrassing scenes in Post Offices, but
let them enjoy their one last tantrum.
Like hyperactive children, they’ll calm
down when they run out of energy.
The rest of us can afford to smile, not
just at their antics but because we’re
beginning an exciting new chapter in
our island story.
And that is indeed something to
celebrate — by putting the stamp of
history on our mail.
l Damian Thompson is associate editor of
The Spectator.
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GIVE HER A BUFF-TA
Family rift . . . Melissa
My trans
dad can
keep her
£4m win
EXCLUSIVE
by PAUL SIMS
THE daughter of a transgender cabbie who won
£4million on a scratchcard insisted yesterday: “I
don’t want a penny.”
Winner Melissa Ede said
her four kids would get
nothing for disowning her
as she began transforming
from Les 12 years ago.
Adopted Emily, 19, told
a pal: “I don’t care that
she has £4million. It does
not alter her personality.
“People are saying, ‘I
bet you come out the
woodwork now because
you want money’.
“I don’t. I just want to
keep as far away from
her as possible.”
The pair have not spoken since DNA test results on TV’s Jeremy Kyle
Show last year proved
Melissa, 57, from Hull, is
not Emily’s real parent.
Emily said to Kyle: “I
was told my dad might
not be my father. But it’s
not only that. He transitioned into a woman.”
By NICOLA FAHEY
AN actress touted as the
next Kate Winslet proudly
bares her body after
refusing to slim down for
roles,
just
like
her
Titanic star idol.
Florence
Pugh,
22,
seen in 2016’s Lady Macbeth, has been nominated
for Bafta’s prestigious EE
Rising Star Award.
She said: “I’ve been
told to be skinny before.
“It’s up to you to
either listen or say no.
I’m not listening.”
Florence, from Oxford,
has vowed to keep showing off her “real” body.
Mustard
not keen
ICONIC Colman’s English
Mustard is leaving its
Norwich home after 200
years — for Germany.
The brand has been
made there since 1814
and lends its famous yellow to the Norfolk city’s
football team.
Colman’s owner Unilever announced yesterday that production in
Norwich will cease in
2019 and move to Burton
upon Trent and Germany.
Forty-three
workers
will relocate to Staffordshire and 20 to a local
mustard seed mill. The
remaining 50 jobs could
be lost.
MP Clive Lewis said: “I
am absolutely gutted for
the workforce and gutted
for Norwich.”
Slashed
in street
A MURDER victim had
her throat cut and bled
to death in a quiet suburban street.
The 44-year-old mum
was attacked as she made
her way to the shops.
Witness Abid Khan, 65,
said: “She was lying on
the floor and the blood
was pouring on the side
of the road.”
She was pronounced
dead at the scene in
Ilford, East London.
A man, 45, was arrested in nearby Newham.
CLIMB INTO BED
A pile of old mattresses
as tall as a mountain is
dumped in the streets of
London’s East End every
year, officials say.
COUPLE’S COCKPIT BUST-UP
FIGHT
DECK
By RUTH WARRANDER
AN airline captain and her
co-pilot boyfriend twice
stormed out of the cockpit
during a mid-air bust-up.
Heathrow, UK
He is accused of slapping
her as the packed jet cruised
at more than 30,000ft.
Crew are said to have urged the
warring couple to return to the
cockpit on the New Year’s Day
flight
from
Heathrow
to
Mumbai, India.
A source revealed: “Two pilots
had a fight shortly after the plane
took off with 324 people on board.
“The co-pilot slapped the lady
commander, she left in tears and
stood sobbing in the galley.
“Cabin crew tried to comfort her
and send her back but in vain.”
The co-pilot is understood to
have left his seat and persuaded
his partner to return to the controls. But she walked out a second
time as the row simmered on.
The source said: “This time, the
cabin crew was quite afraid of the
fight happening in the cockpit.
“They requested her to fly the
plane safely to its destination.
Realising the fear factor among
Captain and her
co-pilot boyfriend fight
at 30,000ft in cockpit
Mumbai,
India
1,000 miles
everyone she returned to the cockpit.” Operator Jet Airways said: “A
misunderstanding occurred between
the cockpit crew of Flight 9W 119,
London to Mumbai on January 1.
“It was quickly resolved amicably
and the flight continued its journey
to Mumbai, landing safely.”
The airline said it reported the
incident
to
Indian
authorities,
adding: “The concerned crew have
been
taken
off
flying
duties
pending an investigation.”
ruth.warrander@the-sun.co.uk
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Grand Design . . was ablaze
TV Grand
eco pad’s
an inferno
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
A
GRAND
Designs
dream home has burned
to the ground, “devastating” its owners.
The blaze at the ecopad, built for just £27,000
and
dubbed
Britain’s
cheapest house, has left
Simon and Jasmine Dale
and their two children
homeless.
The couple began the
project, in the Lammas
eco village in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, with
just £500 in the bank.
It was destroyed on
New Year’s Day.
Fundraising pals said:
“The family have worked
on it for six years.
“This beautiful building
was
on
the
Grand
Designs show last year.
“No one was hurt but
they are devastated.”
Pals are asking for
£20,000 on Just Giving to
rebuild the home.
The family originally
built
the
eco
house
because they wanted an
outdoor lifestyle and to
live off the land.
Crook to
repay £1
A CROOK who made
£130,000 in a rail ticket
scam must pay back £1.
Charles Ogunsanmi, 29,
hacked rail website customers to buy tickets in
their name and sell them.
Wolverhampton crown
court heard he fled the
UK. It ordered a “nominal £1” repayment. He
got four and a half years
in his absence last year.
HERE IAGO AGAIN
Oscar-winner Sir Mark
Rylance, 57, will return to
Shakespeare’s Globe in
South London to play
Iago in Othello from July.
THIS REALLY TAKES BISCUIT
UP TO
lJust 8
£4
biccies in
box from
Cadbury
8
lRip-off
as they’re
on sale for
up to £4
BISCUITS
Box clever
. . package
‘deceptive’
Laughter Eight . . . the measly haul inside large plastic tray
CRUMB OFF IT!
CHOCOLATE
lovers
are
bitter after finding only
EIGHT Cadbury biscuits in
gift boxes costing up to £4.
Punters were fuming over the
measly haul inside the Cadbury
Biscuit Assortment.
One was filmed on social media
opening the box, which his teacher
wife had received as a Christmas
gift from a pupil.
The husband, from Birmingham,
who does not want to be named for
By ANDREW PARKER
fear of embarrassing the child, said:
“Cadbury’s are quite literally taking
the biscuit. I saw eight biscuits and
thought they would be doublestacked. To my amazement it was
just one in each compartment.”
He said the 1.5in-deep box —
which contained a large plastic tray
— made it look like there were far
more inside.
He went on: “It’s not just a waste
of packaging but quite misleading.”
Twitter user Tom P added: “Trade
descriptions Cadbury! Full-sized box
to house eight measly biccies. Sadbury more like!”
Some online retailers list the recommended price at £4 although they
are around £2 at most outlets. The
Cadbury Gifts Direct website is selling the 107g box at £1.10.
Mum-of-two Jane Ward, 42, from
Birmingham said: “I thought it was
a bargain at £1.10 but soon realised
why. I was expecting a stack of biscuits in each compartment. I bet a
lot of people like me were fooled.”
A Cadbury spokesman said: “We
are sorry to hear that the consumer
was disappointed. But we do not
believe our packaging is misleading
as the weight of our products is
clearly labelled so people can be
certain of what they are getting.”
Cadbury has repeatedly come
under fire since it was sold to US
giant Kraft Foods in 2010.
Last month The Sun revealed how
it secretly replaced the beloved
Fudge bar with the Dairy Milk Oreo
in the festive selection box.
It has also been accused of altering recipes, including Mini Eggs,
which punters say now taste “cheap” .
andrew.parker@the-sun.co.uk
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BLUE CROSS FAIL
By TRACEY BOLES, Business Editor
DEBENHAMS could shut ten
stores after it issued a shock
profit warning yesterday.
The retailer, which has 165 outlets, brought forward a planned
Christmas trading statement by a
week to give the grim news.
It said sales fell 2.6 per cent in the
17 weeks to 30 December compared
with the same period in 2016.
The chain, now slashing prices in its
Blue Cross Sale, has had to scale back
its profit ambitions for the year from
around £80million to just £55million.
The future of up to ten stores will
10 Debenhams stores
face axe after sales fall
be reviewed later in the year. Two
loss-making outlets at Farnborough,
Hants,
and
Eltham,
South
East
London, are already earmarked for
closure and eight more could be axed.
Boss Sergio Bucher will accelerate a
planned stores revamp and cut costs.
HOUNDED OUT
By JACK LING
THIS adorable eight-weekold pup has sadly become
one of the first Christmas
gift pets dumped this year.
Male mongrel Ronnie was
bought online by his female
owner’s ex-partner — but
taken to Battersea Dogs &
Cats Home in South London
when she lost her housing.
Battersea’s Steven Craddock said: “He left his
mum too young and should
not have been put online.”
CAN YOU HELP RONNIE? CALL 0843 509
4444 OR VISIT WWW.BATTERSEA.ORG.UK
Sun
METAL
detectorist
Susan
Hurrell,
66,
found
eight
silver
coins
dating
from
134BC to 37AD and
each
depicting
a
Roman emperor in a
field near Gloucester.
SPOT
KILLER DRIVER, 95
A FRAIL 95-year-old driver killed a cemetery worker
when she ploughed into him on a wedding anniversary visit to her husband’s grave.
Gertrude Lister hit Paul Mills, 47, after pressing
her accelerator instead of brake. She earlier admitted
causing death by dangerous driving at Braywick
cemetery, Maidenhead, Berks. Reading crown court
yesterday gave her a 16-month suspended sentence.
Laith Khalaf, analyst at Hargreaves
Lansdown, said: “Customers turned
out for Christmas but refused to put
their hands in their pockets.”
It comes after retailer Next gave an
upbeat Christmas trading statement.
tracey.boles@thesun.co.uk
HIGH STREET WINNERS
SALES UP
1.5%
SALES UP
15%
SALES UP
38.2%
SALES UP
5.6%
NOV 1 TO
DEC 24
DECEMBER
OCT TO
DEC 24
IN 17 WEEKS
TO DEC
HIGH STREET LOSER
SALES DOWN
2.6%
IN 17 WEEKS
TO DEC 30
15
Swim test
for sperm
FERTILITY
treatment
could soon become more
effective thanks to an
“assault course” invented
for sperm.
The sperm is injected
into a tiny microfluid
device called Spartan.
It uses a field of posts
to create obstacles, with
the strongest and fastest
swimmers collected for
use in IVF.
US scientists hope it
will
help
women
to
become pregnant within
six months.
IT’S FLY-DAY
Today will be one of the
worst for fly-tipping as
Brits get rid of unwanted
gifts, packaging and decorations, experts say.
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BOOB-SIZE WOES
HIT SELF-CHECKS
WOMEN who are unhappy with
the size of their breasts are less
likely to check them for signs of
cancer, a study reveals.
By SHAUN WOOLLER
per cent said they would delay for as
long as possible and two per cent
They are also not as confident about would not discuss the matter with
detecting tell-tale changes and more their doctor at all.
The NHS says women can better
likely to delay seeing a GP.
Anglia Ruskin University researchers detect changes to their breasts, which
polled 384 British women on their may indicate cancer if they know how
they look and feel normally.
breasts and attitude to canStudy leader Professor Viren
cer. They found 31 per cent
Swami said those who are
want smaller boobs and 44
unhappy with their breasts
per cent want larger.
see inspecting them as a
Some 33 per cent rarely or
threat to their body image
never examine themselves.
and so avoid it.
Just 55 per cent of women
He said promoting breast
said they would see a doctor
size satisfaction “may be a
immediately or as soon as
means
of empowering women”
possible if they noticed a
worrying change. But eight Check . . . breast test to check more regularly.
Pizzas to
go violet
UK HIT BY
PURPLE pizza bases are
likely to be Britain’s top
food trend this year, an
industry expert claims.
The bases, made using
“healthy” vegetable flour,
will increase in popularity
amid the gluten-free drive.
Jason Bull of West Yorkshire-based food importer
Eurostar
Commodities
said: “The flours are
made from beetroot and
spinach, creating a purple
or green pizza base,
which tastes delicious.”
GAME, SET, MATCH
Game of Thrones has
been named the most
“binge-able” TV boxset in
a poll of 2,000 adults.
Buoy, that was close . . . man clings
to ring thrown by rescue pair, right
By PAUL SIMS
A DOG walker swept into
the sea by Storm Eleanor is
saved as he clings to a lifebelt thrown by passers-by.
He and his pet fell in off a
harbour wall as the coast was
battered by 30ft waves.
The two rescuers grabbed the ring
from a wall, hurled it to him and
hauled him to safety.
The pair — a local, Roo Jumunjy,
and a holidaymaker from Poole,
Dorset — also pulled out his dog
with a fishing net as it was swept
out into the harbour four times.
Witness Chris Hunt said: “Thank
heavens their quick thinking saved
him. The man was in shock.
“After what seemed like a lifetime,
his dog was guided to shore with an
old piece of net.
“Thanks to both of the rescuers for
braving the chance of also being
swept out to sea.”
Other witnesses said the man was
“exhausted, battered but safe” after
the ordeal in Mullion, Cornwall. Sev-
eral parts of Britain were yesterday
assessing the damage wreaked by
Eleanor — which left thousands of
households
without
power
and
uprooted dozens of trees.
In York, the Environment Agency
issued warnings to homes neighbouring the River Ouse after high tides
and rain saw it burst its banks.
There were fears of a repeat of the
city’s devastating 2015 floods.
Meanwhile, just one in seven Brits
trusts weather forecasts, a poll says.
But that leaves the average person
caught out by weather 11 times a
year. One in three has sweltered in
an unexpected scorcher.
One in six has been soaked by an
unforeseen downpour.
And three in ten of us reckon we
have fallen ill from being underdressed for the weather.
paul.sims@the-sun.co.uk
Do you know the dog walker? RING us on 020
7782 4104 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
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STORM WITH FREEZE ON WAY
TODAY TOMORROW SUNDAY
Rain and cloud
HIGH 9°C
LOW 1°C
TH
REE-
Cold, bright and
sunny
HIGH 7°C
LOW -10°C
TODAY TOMORROW SUNDAY
Cold and sunny
Rain and cloud
HIGH 6°C
LOW -10°C
HIGH 9°C
LOW 1°C
DAY FORECA
THR
ST
Cold, bright and
sunny
HIGH 7°C
LOW -10°C
Cold and sunny
HIGH 6°C
LOW -10°C
EE-D AY FO RECAST
Hell and high water . .
walker, circled, in sea as
couple, right, rush to
throw him life preserver
SAVED
FROM
JAWS
OF EL
Walker swept to sea
-10C SNAP ON WAY
By PAUL SIMS, Sun Weatherman
TEMPERATURES could plunge
as low as -10C this weekend as
Britain shivers like the US,
forecasters warned yesterday.
The Met Office’s Oli Claydon
predicted the cold snap would
begin tonight before tightening
its grip later tomorrow.
He said: “It’s going to get significantly colder over the next
few days with widespread frosts.
“A north-easterly breeze is
going to make it feel even colder
with
the
wind-chill
factor,
particularly in parts of the
South East.
“With chilly winds, Sunday
may feel close to freezing during
the day in London.”
Bookies Coral were offering 6/4
odds on this being the UK’s
coldest January in history.
Meanwhile the US was battered by up to 14ins
of snow yesterday,
even in sunshine
state Florida.
A weather bomb
unleashed
blizzard
conditions
from
Maine’s coastline
Iced up . . in Nahant
Frozen . . . snow covers Charleston, South Carolina, yesterday
all the way to Virginia as temperatures fell to -20C.
Some 2,750 flights were
cancelled across America and thousands of
schools were shut.
In Florida, where
snow fell for the first
time in 30 years, officials declared a state of
emergency. Similar alerts were
issued in Georgia and North
Carolina. At least 17 people have
died as a result of the weather.
In frozen Nahant, Massachusetts, firefighters with their uniforms caked in ice battled winddriven
blazes.
Record
low
temperatures are expected to hit
several states by Sunday.
VIEWS GO FIR £1m
BEFORE
STORM Eleanor added £1million to four homes by
blowing down a 50ft tree blocking sea views.
The properties in Sandbanks, Dorset, now have
clear sight of Poole Harbour without the conifer.
Locals have previously been prosecuted for
felling firs, which can be 100 years old.
Estate agent Adrian Dunford said: “It’s the view
AFTER
everyone wants. Even if we say conservatively they
will go up £250,000 per house, that’s a
million-pound tree.”
A resident in one of the homes, worth £1.8million before, said: “My dreams have come true.”
Residents on the peninsula include ex-football
managers Harry Redknapp and Graeme Souness.
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19
FAT-SHAMED AT JUMBO DINER
‘Crushed’ . . . Scott
says manager called
him “massive guy”
Accused . . . Joe Hirst
Jet drunk
‘fondled
air crew’
By SARAH RIDLEY
A DRUNK on a jet with
his girlfriend stroked a
male steward’s groin and
said “Oooh” in a camp
voice after being rebuked,
a court heard yesterday.
Builder Joe Hirst, 22,
was on his first flight
abroad to celebrate his
birthday in the Canaries.
The prosecutor Alaric
Bassano said: “There is
no suggestion he is gay.
“But the ‘Oooh’ was said
in a way that implied
the complainant or male
cabin crew are gay.”
Hirst, of Brighouse, West
Yorks, denies sex assault.
The trial at Manchester
crown court continues.
1
DAY
TO GO
SEE PAGES 26 & 27
SLEEP MODE
Social
media
users
should do a New Year
“digital
detox”
after
research showed a link to
sleep deprivation.
Bad taste remarks . . Chinese restaurant where Scott was abused
A DINER was fat-shamed
by the manager of a
Chinese
restaurant
who
rubbed his belly and called
him “massive guy”.
Hurt Scott Chapman said the
boss repeatedly referred to his
weight and even tried to get
photos taken with him.
The 23-year-old recalled: “He kept
calling me massive guy — which is
like the worst superhero name ever.
It was absolutely crushing.”
Scott, who is 6ft 6in but did not
want to reveal his weight, was with
a mate and visiting Jumbo Chinese
Buffet for the first time.
He told how the manager was
showing a couple to a nearby table
when he said: “You are too big, you
are massive. Nobody can get past.”
Scott added: “I looked at him and
said, ‘Really?’ and he just walked
off. We were in shock.
“A waitress came over and I said,
‘Is that guy always that rude?’
“I asked her to tell him we were
upset, and brushed it off thinking
he wouldn’t say it again.”
But housing support
officer Scott said the
By PAUL SIMS
manager came back and, instead of
apologising, repeated his comments
and even rubbed his belly.
Scott said: “I said if he didn’t get
off, I’d move him.
“He vanished and I thought he’d
gone to hang his head in shame
but he came back with a phone.”
Scott said the manager asked two
customers to take a photo with “fat
man” and tried a selfie after they
refused. He added: “I don’t know if
he was doing it in a jokey way but
my friend and I said several times
he needed to stop.”
Scott paid for his meal and
left, vowing never to return to
Hartlepool-based Jumbo — giving it
a one-star review on its Facebook
page. He called on the diner to give
better staff training.
He added: “I’ve had quite a lot of
fat shaming but this has really got
to me. I’m trying to lose weight. I
suffer with anxiety and depression.
“People don’t understand how
strong words actually are.”
A spokesman for the diner apologised, adding: “We would like to
meet Mr Chapman to say sorry
face-to-face and offer him a free
meal.”
paul.sims@the-sun.co.uk
THEY’VE OFFERED HIM AN ALL
YOU CAN EAT MEAL TO SAY SORRY )
(NOW
CHOW MEANIE
Chinese restaurant
r
boss rubbed my giant belly
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PROFESSOR GREEN ON WHY LADS FROM POOR
WHITE FAMILIES NEED HELP, NOT DEMONISING
A CITY’S streets are littered with rubbish bags
after binmen blamed the
cold weather for slowing
down collections.
Refuse workers in Birmingham went on strike
for three months but
returned in November.
Yet residents living in
the Yardley area claim
their rubbish has not
been collected since the
beginning of December.
Clare Johnson said on
Facebook: “The streets
are in a disgusting state.”
A city council spokesman
apologised
and
blamed snow and ice,
saying: “The safe operation of our wagons and
crews must come first.”
By AMY JONES
HE grew up on a rough
council estate, skipped school
and fell into dealing drugs
as a teenager.
But now Professor Green has a
Mercedes sports car, a model
girlfriend and a £1.5million home.
The platinum-selling rapper is a
working class boy done good.
But in new C4 documentary
Working Class White Men, he says
he is the exception — and Britain’s
white working class is in crisis.
Speaking to The Sun, Green
explains: “What is it to be working class? It’s not to be the cheeky
chappie or the grafter. It’s to be
anxious and have no safety net.”
Green — real name Stephen
Manderson — fronts the two-part
series, which starts on Tuesday
at 10pm and sees him following
six youngsters, five of whom we
profile below, over six months.
Having had an insight into their
struggles, Green, 34, claims part of
the problem the boys face is
hostility towards the working class.
He explains: “People see shows
like Benefits Street and sneer at
the working class.
“You’ll see stuff like ‘chav’ still
printed while you’d never see a
racist or homophobic term.”
Green, who is now dating model
Fae Williams, 28, says he has been
a victim of class discrimination
himself — describing how at a
recent dinner party a guest shook
hands with everyone but said
“Safe” and gave a fist-bump when
they got to him.
But the singer claims it is not
just other people who are the
problem. Having grown up in a
tough environment, he believes you
always carry a certain amount
of “working class anxiety.”
He says: “It’s the stress that
comes from having no money, that
comes from a fractured home life.
It stays with you for life.
‘Bullying’
doc fired
TOUGH START . . . Pro
as a baby with his mum
and dad, who split shortly
after he was born in 1983
and, left, on new show
‘I was a geek — I was
really smart at school’
“I’m still working class because
I still have working class anxieties.
The only thing I can hope is that
I don’t pass that on to my kids.”
Green grew up on the Northwold estate on the “murder mile”
in Hackney, East London. His
mother was only 16 when he was
born and his parents split shortly
after his birth, so he was raised
by
his
maternal
grandmother
Patricia and great-gran Edie.
He says: “I was always aware
that we were poor. I might have
been shuffled off when the debt
collectors came round but I still
knew what was happening on the
other side of the door.”
With an estimated net worth of
£3million and a home in a nice
part of South London, Green has
come a long way. But he claims
that his three-year marriage to
Quality
Street
heiress
Millie
Mackintosh, who he wed in 2013,
is proof that you can never escape
your background.
He has said that being married
to someone from another class is
like being married to “someone
from a different country, because
you learn about their culture, their
ways, their history.”
He added: “I’ve been in places
and felt a bit like a novelty.
Meeting people’s family and almost
having to prove myself.”
It is this need to prove yourself
that
Pro
documents
in
his
programme. Like Lewis, one of the
young men in the documentary,
the rapper was a bright kid — and
one teacher even suggested he
apply for a scholarship to an independent school in West London.
“I was a geek — I was really,
really smart,” Pro recalls. “But my
problem was attendance.
“My teacher Mr Friend wanted
me to take the test for St Paul’s. I
thought it wasn’t for me.
“That tells you a lot about how
far people think they can go. If
my child said that, I’d be in tears.”
While his childhood might have
felt hopeless, now it seems the
sky’s the limit — including, he
jokes, presenting primetime telly.
“I don’t know what’s next,” he
says. “Ant and Dec might retire at
some point, right?”
l Additional reporting: EMMA PIETRAS.
Rubbish
excuses
EX-WIFE
. . . Millie
before
they split
HIS NEW
LOVE . . .
Pro with
model Fae
It isn’t about being
the grafter or the
cheeky chappie. It’s
about anxiety ... and
having no safety net
My working
class zeroes
A CONSULTANT cardiologist was sacked following allegations he bullied
and
sexually
harassed
three junior doctors.
Palaniappan Saravanan
gave up his General Medical Council licence after
his trust reported him.
Staff at Wirral University
Hospital
NHS
Foundation Trust, in Birkenhead, were said to
have been aware of his
alleged
behaviour
—
including touching — but
felt unable to speak up.
The trust confirmed he
was sacked for gross
misconduct in November.
He is thought to have
left the UK and could not
be contacted for comment.
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DAY
TO GO
SEE PAGES 26 & 27
‘Tortured
over £40’
GAV
Following his latest
spell in prison – a
16-month stretch
for growing
cannabis – 29year-old Gav is
trying to rebuild his
relationship with
his young son. His
ex-partner’s mum
in Leeds takes him
in as he tries to
keep himself out of
trouble, but he
struggles to find
work.
LEWIS
Brainy Lewis, 17,
from Eastleigh,
Hants, is offered a
place at Cambridge
making him the
first in his family to
go to university –
much to the delight
of his mum, who
works in a nail
salon. But he is
worried other
students will look
down on him
because of his
upbringing.
JAKE
Like his three older
brothers and dad
Graham, Jake is a
labourer. The 17year-old leaves the
family home in
Birmingham and
heads to Japan to
pursue his dream
of becoming a
model. It’s a world
away from his
family holidays in
Tenerife, where he
never leaves the
resort.
DAVID
Both of David’s
parents died when
he was just 16. Now
20, he lives in a
hostel and is on
benefits. Dyslexic
David, from Bolton,
cannot read or
write. Determined
to turn his life
around, he gets a
job as a roofer
which enables him
to leave the hostel
and move in with
his new girlfriend.
DENZIL
Wheeler-dealer
Denzil will do
almost anything to
make a bit of cash –
even working for
an escort firm. The
wannabe Del Boy’s
business ideas –
including a plan to
hold a rave in a
former prison – do
not always go to
plan. Denzil, 29,
lives in Canvey
Island, Essex, with
his nan.
A VULNERABLE man
was tortured to death for
£40, computer games and
DVDs, a court heard.
Michael Pickering, 30,
and Leon Wilkes, 37,
allegedly beat and knifed
neighbour Jonathan Herd,
44, inflicting 115 injuries.
They included a bleed
on the brain, two punctured lungs, cuts to his
face, neck and arms and
legs. A knife was also
driven down into the victim’s bare right foot, the
jury heard.
Manchester crown court
was told the Oldham pair
wanted cash for drugs.
Both men deny murder.
The trial goes on.
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Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
FLUMAGEDDON
Hospital admissions triple and deaths double
By NICK McDERMOTT
HEALTH CRISIS 1
HOSPITALS are in the
grip of a deadly flu from a strain dubbed
Aussie flu after it caused
crisis, with admissions havoc Down Under.
Across England, 4.5 million
tripling and deaths doupeople are said to have combling in a week.
plained of flu-like symptoms.
They have been flooded
with
patients
suffering
There were seven cases admitted to hospital for every
We had
Brexit
in bed
100,000 people in the past
week — triple the rate of the
previous seven days. One in
four is due to the Aussie strain.
The crisis has forced more
than 20 trusts to declare
“black alerts” this week as the
pressures on the NHS grow.
OAPs, pregnant women and
younger children are most vulnerable to the infection.
Last week, 24 people died
Injection . . flu vaccine
Virus jab
might be
pointless
HEALTH CRISIS 2
By NICK McDERMOTT
Jo Marney
or is this all
because I’m young
and good looking?
, her blast
Lovers . . at Jo’s yesterday and, inset
HEALTH chiefs admitted
yesterday that people who
have flu jabs may still
end up getting the virus
— but added it was still
worth getting one.
Public Health England
wrote to GPs to say the
vaccine did not work
against the most common
strain of flu being found.
Traditional
vaccines
protect
against
three
types of virus.
They are cheaper and
more commonly used by
NHS surgeries — but
were not effective against
21 of the 25 influenza B
strain case studies.
Last year’s jab was 66
per
cent
effective
in
children and 41 per cent
in adults under 65, but
offered next to no protection to older Brits.
A health official admitted the jab may not cover
one of the strains but
said: “Getting it is better
than no protection at all.”
17k stuck
in ambos
By JONATHAN REILLY
THE new lover of Ukip’s boss says the
fuss over their relationship is only
because she is “young and good-looking”.
Topless model Jo Marney, 29, hit out
after The Sun revealed Henry Bolton, 54,
had left his wife and two kids for her.
He was branded “a fool” by Ukip candidate Geoffrey Bastin. But Jo wrote
online: “Is no one allowed
to split from a partner?
He was in an unhappy
marriage.”
Yesterday she left her
home in Maidstone, Kent,
with him, as Ukip deleted
a lewd party tweet praising
him
for
“getting
amongst the youth wing”.
Exclusive . . Sun yesterday
HEALTH CRISIS 3
NEARLY 17,000 patients
were stuck in ambulances
outside A&Es last week.
The
number
waiting
over an hour was 4,734 —
double the previous week.
Meanwhile the NHS 111
helpline went into meltdown, with one in five
callers
on
Saturday
unable to get through.
More than 22,000 gave
up after 30 seconds.
NHS figures also show
six trusts were 99 per
cent full — well over the
85 per cent guideline.
The PM apologised yesterday after overcrowding
forced the NHS to cancel
ops. NHS England said it
was doing all it can to
free up staff and beds.
from flu — doubling the total
so far this winter to 48. GPs
have warned their practices
are also being overwhelmed.
But last night doctors said it
was still not too late to get
vaccinated against the bug.
Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard,
of the Royal College of GPs,
said: “The influenza vaccine
remains the best protection.”
nick.mcdermott@the-sun.co.uk
21
Bleeding
trail clue
COPS followed a 200ft
trail of blood to find the
scene of a murder.
Polish labourer Grzegorz Pietrycki, 25, was
stabbed in bed before he
staggered down the road
half-naked and died.
Grzegorz Szal, 38, and
Patryck Pachecka, 30, of
Wood Green, North London, face life after being
found guilty of the August
2016 murder at the Old
Bailey. Ilona Hinc, 32, was
convicted of perverting
the course of justice.
APP AND DOWN
Sick . . millions are suffering
Residents in Medellin
City, Colombia, are sending WhatsApp pics of a
hillside to UK scientists
to predict landslides.
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Voice as he takes on my Big Biz Quiz
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Coltrane is one of
the best saxophonists that ever
walked the earth.
He played with
Miles Davis. He’s
like one of my
biggest heroes. You
gotta listen to him.
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he’s a Bill-ionaire.
He’s got the bills. No
– it’s his contribution
to computing,
enterprise,
Microsoft . . . and
then once he’d
made the billions
he gives it away.
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shakespeare
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he’s motherf***ing
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wrote that s*** or
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a lot right? Like
Romeo And Juliet
and all these
freaking stories.
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I LIKE Bill Clinton –
he spoke at my
conference. He’s
a great mind
and he has done
awesome things for
the world, although
he’s also done crazy
things like the US’s
three-strikes law.
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WILL is looking slimmer since
filming The Voice audition
scenes in October.
The health-conscious
musician has lost more than a
stone after becoming a vegan
last month.
His new diet has also cured
him of acid reflux and banished
his persistent cough. He said: “I
had high blood pressure, high
cholesterol and a cough.
“My doctor wanted me to
take pills for it but I decided to
eat better instead. I watched
documentaries What The
Health and Cowspiracy and
thought, ‘Hell no, I’m dunzo on
the freakin meatzo’. I lost 15lb
and my cholesterol and blood
pressure came down in a week.
“Both of my nostrils work and
I don’t have any nasal drip. You
don’t hear me coughing any
more and I don’t get acid reflux.
“I can touch my toes too
because I stretch every day.”
Now 42, Will is done with wild
parties and boozing, and while
marijuana is now legal in his
native LA, he’s not keen.
He said: “Partying used to be
cool, but I don’t desire it.”
He doesn’t have time anyway.
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WHEN it comes to his pal LADY
GAGA – seen here showing off
her tattoos in a white bikini –
WILL is full of praise.
He said: “Lady Gaga is multifaceted, multi-dimensional –
she’s a songwriter, performer,
pianist, writer. I really like
her a lot. I like that she’s
a one-woman machine.
She can do it all.”
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against a stone wall
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OVER the years, Will has
made some daring fashion
choices – he even turned up
at New York’s Met Gala in
2016 wearing a suit that
featured a computer screen
across his face, below left.
Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones
But as well as red carpet hits,
he has also suffered a few
misses along the way.
Here, he looks back at his
most outrageous outfits and
rates them as either “dope”
or “nope”.
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WILL is keen for NICOLE SCHERZINGER
to join the BLACK EYED PEAS again after
she filled in for FERGIE last summer.
The US hip-hop group are
back down to three members –
Will, TABOO and APL.DE.AP –
after Fergie decided to focus
on her solo career.
But Will insists Nicole, who
nearly joined the Peas before
she became a PUSSYCAT
DOLL, is very much in his
thoughts. He said: “Nicole is my
favourite person. I speak to her every day.
We have a daily email with our spiritual advisor. I’ve known Nicole longer than Fergie.
“I wanted her to be in the Black
Eyed Peas in 2001, but her
boyfriend at the time said no. He
wanted her to go solo.
“Then we met Fergie, who’ll
always be my sister for life, but
Nicole is my buddy. I even introduced her to LEWIS HAMILTON.
We are close.”
He might regret that now.
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IF OLLY MURS was
after a huge confidence
boost ahead of his
debut on The Voice, he
should stay clear of
fellow coach WILL.I.AM.
The BLACK EYED PEAS
star has revealed he prefers
co-star DANNY JONES, far
right, from The Voice Kids.
Speaking during his Bizarre
Takeover to mark the launch
at 8pm tomorrow of the new
ITV series, which also stars
TOM JONES and JENNIFER
HUDSON, Will said: “Danny
on the Kids Voice is my
favourite. He is the freest.
“He made me better at
my job by being next to
him
because
he
shares
what’s on his mind.
“His mind is fast, I’ve
never met anyone who is
faster than my brain.
“I’m cruising with Tom,
Jennifer and Olly, I have
to slow my mind
down. But with
Danny I have to
sprint, I have
to be on my freakin’ toes.”
But before Olly gets too
downbeat
Will,
who
has
featured in all seven UK
series of the show, was
impressed by his early stint
in the spinning chair.
Will
said:
“I
love
his
personality. He’s friendly, nice,
kind and he’s not going to be
dominant.
“I think he could be an
actor. There is a future for
Olly in film.
“He’s like that CHRIS PRATT
in Guardians Of The Galaxy
— he has that same type of
charisma.”
But Will warned single Olly,
below left, not to overstep the
mark when it comes to
flirting with some of the
female contestants.
He said: “Olly is charming
and his flirting is cute, as
long as he doesn’t make
someone feel uncomfortable.
“The boundaries are blurred
nowadays. What’s flirting and
what’s harassment?
“It’s weird, that’s why I talk
about spirituality — it’s safe.”
Last month former coach
RICKY WILSON had a pop at
Olly, calling him a “c***”
after losing out to him on
The Voice role.
Will said: “That’s sad
and it hurts that Ricky
felt that way.
“I’m a collector, so I
don’t really know how to
dispose of things.
“My perfect Voice
panel
would
include all of us.”
With
Danny
being top of
the list, of
course.
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IT’S all well and good saving
money with a staycation but
not if it is cancelled out by
expensive train tickets.
Rail fares have just been hiked by
an average of 3.4 per cent. It’s the
biggest rise in five years, adding hundreds of pounds to annual travel costs.
Of course, you might be able to
travel to your UK holiday by car but
sometimes travelling by train is best.
To help cut the cost of your tickets,
we’ve teamed up with money.co.uk to
bring you these top tips:
Book well in advance. Network
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weeks ahead, so ticket firms usually
start selling tickets then too. This is
when you can bag a bargain.
Booking roughly four months in
advance could shave around £100 off
the price of a journey from London to
Edinburgh.
Sign up to the Trainline’s ticketalert service and it will tell you when
cheap advance tickets go on sale.
Slash kids’ fares with a railcard. If
you’re a regular traveller you can
save up to 60 per cent on children’s
tickets and get a third off for adults
with the Family & Friends railcard.
The card covers up to four adults
when travelling with up to four children aged five to 15. It costs £30 for
$
the year or £70 for three years. Network Rail offers a range of railcards
which should cut a third off a ticket
for regular travellers. They cost
between £20 and £30 per year.
Go off-peak and in a group.
Those travelling at busier times –
between 6.30am and 9.30am and
3.30pm and 6.30pm – will pay inflated
prices. Avoid peak times and you’ll
see it reflected in your ticket price.
Some rail companies offer a third
off for groups of three to nine adults
travelling together on off-peak tickets.
Split your tickets. Paying for long
train journeys with one ticket
might not always be the cheapest
option. You could save hundreds of
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pounds by splitting tickets. For example, a one-way super off-peak ticket
from Bath Spa to Leeds costs £118.10.
But if you split your ticket by travelling from Bath Spa to Burton-onTrent (£66.50) and then from Burtonon-Trent to Leeds (£20.70), you pay
£87.20 — saving you £30.90.
You often won’t need to change
trains and National Rail lets you split
your ticket as long as the train calls
at the station you buy the tickets for.
Look for cheap tickets. Check the
National Rail website first as it’s a
good way to get an overview of routes
and times. Then check RedSpottedHanky and the Trainline websites to
see if there are cheaper fares.
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HOLS From £9.50 are
very nearly here.
This year it is easier
than ever to grab your
great-value getaway
– by collecting codes
with our Sun Savers
rewards club.
And with Sun
Savers, you can get
first pick of the
best dates and
holiday parks.
You need just NINE
Sun Savers codes to
book, instead of the
ten tokens or
codewords needed by
non-members.
Choose from 326
parks across the UK
and Europe with
dates available from
February to
November.
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visit sunsavers.co.uk
to register.
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the App Store.
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your Hols From £9.50
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Hidden . . . white eggs
Staff try
to poach
prizes in
egg hunt
By TARA EVANS
REDKNAPP DIVORCE
PAPERS KEPT SECRET
By JONATHAN REILLY
A JUDGE has thrown a
blanket of secrecy over of court papers which would
the divorce of Jamie and normally be made public.
He has given no reason why
Louise Redknapp.
he has stopped the Sun seeing
District Judge Ian Paul
Mulkis has blocked release
the
background
documents,
which give the detailed reasons
SUPERMARKET
staff
have been accused of
unwrapping
Cadbury
Creme Eggs before putting them on shelves in a
scramble to find a white
one worth £2,000.
Up to 400 white chocolate eggs in the same
wrappers
as
regular
chocolate ones have been
distributed to branches of
Tesco
Express,
Sainsbury’s Local, Co-op and
local newsagents.
But a shopper buying
one from a Tesco Express
in Essex claimed that
dozens of individual eggs
had already been opened.
He bought a pack of
five instead but when he
got home found they had
also been tampered with.
Another claims he saw
staff at a Sainsbury’s
Local in Putney, SouthWest London, opening the
eggs to check for the
Willy Wonka-style prize.
The Sun had contacted
Sainsbury’s, Tesco and
Cadbury for comment.
Healthy . . . workout
5 lifestyle
changes
halve risk
of cancer
Reddy
to relax
By SHAUN WOOLLER
WOMEN who stick to
healthy new year’s resolutions can cut the risk of
getting cancer by nearly
half, a study shows.
Researchers say keeping slim, regular exercise,
healthy eating, not smoking and limiting boozing
can each reduce the danger by ten per cent.
Sticking to all five
slashes the odds by as
much as 45 per cent.
Men get slightly less
benefit, cutting the risk by
26 per cent for all five.
The
findings
come
from Cardiff University
researchers who analysed
data on 343,150 people.
Sophia Lowes, of Cancer Research UK, said:
“Small changes you can
stick with do add up.
“A healthy lifestyle has
many benefits additional
to cancer reduction.
“Perhaps the advice to
take up one additional
healthy behaviour is the
most acceptable message
for most subjects.”
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By JACK LING
JAMIE Redknapp looks pensive on holiday as he is spotted for the first time
since his 25-second divorce.
The
ex-England
footballer
was
snapped waiting for a car after landing
in the Bahamas yesterday. He is away
with his sons aged nine and 13.
re split
Together . . . Jamie and Louise befo
why the celebrity couple split
after 19 years of marriage.
Instead, he said we could pay
£10 to see other papers already
released when the couple were
granted a divorce a week ago.
Louise, 43, blamed former
footballer Jamie’s “unreasonable
behaviour” for the split, right.
Sources said Sky pundit Jamie,
44, did not contest it to avoid
upsetting their two children.
She has left the family home
in Oxshott, Surrey, and has been
relaunching her showbiz career.
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BOOK EARLY
TOMORROW sees the
return
of
everyone’s
favourite breaks.
We have sent millions of Sun
readers
on
holiday
over
an
impressive 28 years and you too
could join in the fun.
Plus, this January we have new
locations, more dates and more
availability than ever before.
Not been on one of our brilliant
bargain breaks before? Then what
are you waiting for?
There are an incredible 326
holiday parks to choose from, all
across the UK as well as in several
top European destinations such as
France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and
even Croatia, and holidays run
from February to November 2018.
You can book a three-night
weekend break or for those of you
who are able to go Monday to
Friday, you can take advantage of
our special midweek offer and get
four nights for the price of three!
Want to make sure you get first
dibs on the best parks and dates
when Hols from £9.50 launches?
Of course you do! Then make
sure you’re signed up to Sun Savers
— our brilliant rewards club.
It’s easy to join and it’s the only
way to get early access to booking
for Hols from £9.50. Sign up today
to make sure you are ready for our
launch tomorrow. All you need to
do is sign up to Sun Savers using
the app or at sunsavers.co.uk, then
collect NINE Sun Savers codes from
tomorrow
when
the
promotion
launches.
Find out more about how to join
Sun Savers on page 24. You will
need to opt in to the promotion
from Saturday by clicking “start
collecting” in the offers section and
then
collect
your
nine
codes
consecutively — one every day — to
unlock 24-hour early booking on
Sunday, January 14.
The best holidays are snapped up
quickly, so make sure you get in
there early to get your dream
break.
You can still collect tokens or
codewords instead, if you prefer,
but you will need TEN and will not
have access to early booking.
Don’t forget to pick up your copy
of The Sun tomorrow for your first
Sun Savers code as well as our
52-page brochure which includes
full park listings and our special
four-page pullout guide.
Remember you will need to start
collecting every day from tomorrow
to get early booking on Sunday,
January 14 so don’t miss out.
lPrice per person based on four sharing.
Subject to availability. Code collect. T&Cs
and date restrictions apply.
HOLIDAY Q&A
WHAT IS SUN SAVERS?
Sun Savers is our new rewards club. To
register download the Sun Savers app or
go online at sunsavers.co.uk. You can get
free cash just for buying your favourite
paper. Just pick up the paper each day to
collect Sun Savers codes and once you
have collected 28 we will give you £5 cash.
Plus, great extra benefits such as early
booking access to Hols from £9.50.
WHY SHOULD I BOOK MY HOLIDAY
FROM £9.50 THROUGH SUN SAVERS?
Sun Savers is super-simple and the only
way to get early access to booking your
holiday so you can get first dibs on the
best dates and parks.
WHEN DOES HOLS FROM £9.50 START?
The promotion will be running in-paper
from tomorrow, Saturday, January 6 to
Tuesday, January 30. Your codes will only
count towards your Holiday from £9.50
from Saturday, January 6. Once signed up
to Sun Savers click offers and “start
collecting” in the Hols from £9.50
promotion from Saturday, January 6.
HOW MANY SUN SAVERS CODES WILL I
NEED TO BOOK MY HOLIDAY FROM
£9.50?
You will need to scan a total of NINE Sun
Savers codes consecutively from
Saturday, January 6 to unlock booking on
Sunday, January 14 – that’s one less than
people collecting in-paper tokens!
HOW DO I GET EARLY ACCESS TO
HOLS FROM £9.50?
In order to get priority access to Hols
from £9.50, make sure you scan your nine
codes consecutively from the first day of
the promotion (Saturday, January 6). This
means you will get early access to booking
on Sunday, January 14. Those collecting
in-paper tokens will not be able to book
until Monday, January 15.
I RECEIVED A HOLS FROM £9.50
BONUS CODE IN THE POST/VIA MY
EMAIL BUT IT WILL NOT ALLOW ME
TO ADD IT ON THE APP/WEBSITE?
Bonus codes cannot be scanned until
the first day of the promotion, which is
tomorrow, Saturday, January 6. You can
add it any day from then until the end of
the promotion (Tuesday, January 30). As
well as scanning your bonus code (only if
you received one) you will also need to
grab your Sun Savers code from inside
the paper tomorrow.
DO I HAVE TO COLLECT WITH SUN
SAVERS FOR MY HOLIDAY FROM £9.50?
No, you can still collect tokens and
codewords but you will need to collect ten
and you won’t get early access to booking.
TEN TOP REASONS TO TRY A
SUN HOLIDAY FROM £9.50
We have been sending Sun readers
on holiday for 28 years.
We’re the biggest operator of short
breaks in the UK.
This time you can choose from 326
great parks.
The best-price pay-only-£9.50 dates
are available at 293 parks.
Stay in the UK or head to parks in
France, Spain, Portugal, Italy,
Holland, Luxembourg, Germany,
Switzerland, Austria and Croatia.
More than 48 million Sun readers
have holidayed with us.
Book online and receive instant
confirmation.
We guarantee that the best price on
your holiday or will refund the
difference plus £10 (T&Cs at
thesun.co.uk/holidays).
We have something for everyone,
from spas and golf courses to live
entertainment and amusements.
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LIVELY toddlers Lemuel and Ivan
Giddings get into the swing of their
Sun Holidays as they keep their proud
parents on their toes, above.
Full-time mum Jamie, 26, says her
two youngsters couldn’t get enough
of their second brilliant bargain break.
“The boys thought it was magical
staying in the caravan,” explains
Jamie, who grew up enjoying amazing
Sun Holidays with her family. “We
were always going on these breaks.
“So when we were looking for
somewhere to take Lemuel and Ivan it
was an obvious choice. There are so
many incredible parks on offer and
the quality is superb.
“The boys were so excited to be in
the caravan. They thought that was
the big adventure. They didn’t realise
there was a whole park to explore.
Once we got them outdoors they had
the time of their lives. There is just so
much for them to do.”
For dad, Tom, also 26, and a multitradesman, it means quality time with
Lemuel, three, and Ivan, two next
month. He says: “Jamie has really
good memories from when she went
on Sun Holidays with her family. Now
they are working for us.”
The family from Weston-superMare, Somerset, have been to the
Parkdean Resorts Newquay Holiday
Park in Cornwall and the nearby
Hendra Holiday Park. Now they are
looking forward to collecting the latest
Sun Holiday codes when they kick-off
in tomorrow’s paper.
Jamie adds: “We’ll definitely be
going on more Sun Holidays. The
boys can’t wait for another adventure!”
HOW TO
GET YOUR
HOLIDAY
TOKEN/
CODEWORDS
Book your holiday dates
Book
your holidayfrom
from Sunday,
and destinations
January 14
Sunday, January 14
Or you can still collect tokens/codewords as before...
but you WON’T get early access to booking
What to
collect?
Nine Sun
Savers codes
from Saturday
Ten tokens/
codewords
from Saturday
When can
I book?
Sunday,
January 14
Monday,
January 15
Do I get
early
booking
access?
TODAY’S CODE IS ON PAGE 24
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Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
TEEN DIES OF CANCER
3 DAYS AFTER PARTY
Ellie didn’t know
By ROB PATTINSON
Tum pains . .
Ellie Walsh
A TEEN unaware that she had terminal
cancer died 72 hours after partying with
friends on Christmas Eve.
Ellie Walsh, 18, learned she had a stomach
tumour at the start of December.
Her diagnosis followed years of stomach pains. But
neither she nor doctors
realised how serious it
was and, with surgery
scheduled for December
27, she went out celebrating
with
mates
on
December 24.
Tragically Ellie died of
complications
on
the
operating table.
Only
afterwards
did
medics realised how serious the tumour was —
telling
her
devastated
family Ellie would likely
have died within months.
Mum Emma, 37, of Lincoln, said: “We didn’t
realise how ill Ellie was.
“We’ve been going to
the doctors since 2014 as
she had lost a lot of
weight and had pains in
her side.
“It was always passed
off and she was given
paracetamol.
She
died
during the operation but
before she went in I told
her I loved her.
“When they told me, I
was in shock and my
head went into a spin.
Before
the op I
told her I
loved her
– MUM EMMA
Fun girl three . . . Ellie, 18, and her sisters
Sun
FOUR in ten Brits
like to give house
guests a warm welcome by turning up
the central heating
specially for them,
research by Corgi
HomePlan found.
SPOT
You could see they were
upset but they did all
they could.”
The teenager had just
been taken on as a
permanent receptionist at
a law firm.
Her mum is taking
comfort from the pair
having
spent
a
final
Christmas together and
her daughter being able
to live a normal life right
until the end.
Emma
added:
“Ellie
was out on Christmas
Eve with her friends.
“They loved partying
and even though Ellie
was usually quiet, she
would talk to anyone on
a night out.”
She described Ellie as
“kind and funny” and “a
great sister and daughter”
She added: “I will miss
her forever.”
An
exact
cause
of
death has yet to be
determined.
A
full
inquest is to take place.
rob.pattinson@
the-sun.co.uk
DRAKING IT IN
THE will of Sir Francis Drake before he and the
English fleet set sail to defeat the Spanish Armada is
being sold for £1.18million by a US collector.
The document from May 30, 1588 — which left his
estate to his wife and brother — is expected to attract
great interest from British museums and historians.
It is being sold through company Moments In
Time, who said: “It was unknown to us until now.”
it was terminal
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Grenfell
cost plea
SCOTLAND
Yard
has
asked the Government
for £38million towards
the Grenfell Tower probe.
Chiefs say demands on
police time could result
in unreasonable costs.
Around 200 Met officers are involved in the
criminal probe into the
fire,
which
killed
71
people last June in North
Kensington, West London.
Charges could include
corporate
manslaughter
and misconduct in public
office. The tower is still
a crime scene.
MY CEN-TUNE-ARY
Church organist Joyce
Morse played for services
days after turning 100 in
Longhope, Gloucs.
30 ............... Friday, January 5, 2018
Nando’s
food con
THREE
heartless
girls
took a homeless man to
Nando’s for a free meal
then ran out laughing,
leaving him without food.
Sally Cudmore said the
loud trio, aged 16 or 17,
went out for a cig then
returned to film the man
apologising to staff.
Sally paid for his meal,
writing on Facebook: “I
hope you are proud. The
poor man was so upset.”
A girl replied to the
post claiming the man
grabbed
her
pal
and
wouldn’t leave them alone.
Her
account
was
rejected by witnesses who
said the girls taunted and
terrorised the man in
Woolwich, South London.
Nando’s did not comment.
Stab lad
‘a dealer’
A
SUSPECTED
drug
dealer
freed
on
bail
despite police objections
was stabbed to death
three weeks later.
Mishak
Cornillo
dos
Santos, 18, was allegedly
caught by police carrying
more than 20 wraps of
crack cocaine and heroin
on December 6 — but
was bailed the next day.
He died after being
stabbed at a house in
Enfield, North London,
on New Year’s Eve.
Mishak was one of four
people stabbed to death
in unrelated incidents in
the city within 24 hours.
Three people have been
charged
with
weapons
offences
in
connection
with his death.
1GM
PLANE’S FATAL CRASH No2
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
THE mangled seaplane that
crashed killing six is raised
from a river, as it emerged it
had been “destroyed” in a
smash 21 years ago.
Richard Cousins, 58, boss
of catering giant Compass,
and fiancee Emma Bowden,
48, right, died with their
three kids and the pilot near
Sydney on New Year’s Eve.
Yesterday the Australian
Transport
Safety
Bureau
revealed the De Havilland
DHC-2 Beaver had been
rebuilt after a crash which
killed the pilot in 1996,
when it was a crop-duster.
Its director Nat Nagy confirmed: “That will be something we look at.”
p
25 LATTE LEVY
Coffee tax call on
disposable cups
A “LATTE levy” of 25p
should be slapped on all
disposable coffee cups,
MPs will demand today.
A
powerful
Commons
group wants the charge in
an attempt to get all throwaway cups recycled by 2023.
And if the target is not hit, the
By LYNN DAVIDSON
Whitehall Correspondent
Environmental Audit Committee
will argue for a ban on the cups
— rarely recycled because they
are a mix of paper and plastic.
Chairwoman Mary Creagh said:
“The UK throws away 2.5 billion
disposable coffee cups every year.
“Almost none are recycled. Cof-
fee shops have been pulling the
wool over customers’ eyes, telling
us their cups can be recycled
when less than one per cent are.”
MPs say that, while chains
such as Pret a Manger offer customers 50p off if they bring their
own cup, uptake is low.
They say the example of the 5p
fee on plastic shopping bags
shows habits can be changed.
lynn.davidson@the-sun.co.uk
Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
1GM
RADIO STAR’S DIVA DEMANDS
Kick off . . . ace John
Barnes &
bruvs for
CBB girls
By SARAH PACKER
Bizarre Reporter
FOOTBALL legend John
Barnes leads a line-up of
men entering the previously all-female Celebrity
Big Brother house tonight.
The ex-England winger,
54, is joined by dancer
Wayne Sleep, 69, Boyzone
singer Shane Lynch, 41,
and Love Island hunk
Jonny Mitchell, 27.
Completing the male
contingent are US rapper
Ginuwine, 47, Apprentice
reject Andrew Brady, 26,
RuPaul’s Drag Race star
Courtney Act — real name
Shane Jenek, 35 — and
comedian Dapper Laughs,
aka Daniel O’Reilly, 33.
The latest Channel 5
series began on Tuesday
with females only, including former MP Ann
Widdecombe, 70, to mark
100 years since women
won the right to vote.
BRICKS BASH BOY
A boy of four and his
mum were hit by bricks
falling from a building
yesterday and treated in
Epsom, Surrey.
BBC Alan’s
£8k bill
for taking
the mike
AIDE CARRIES BAG
EXCLUSIVE by LUCY JONES
FOOTBALL commentator
Alan Green costs the
BBC an extra £8,000 a
season
because
he
refuses to carry his
own broadcasting kit.
The Radio 5 Live veteran,
65, claims he is physically
unable to lug the mike,
headphones
and
small
mixing desk to matches.
THE GREEN STUFF
Producer to carry
£per2ma00
microphone & kit
tch
£8,000
Taxi to Wilmslow, Cheshire,
after missing train in London £500
afte
40 matches a year
It means Beeb bosses must
hire an extra producer to carry
them for him at £200 a pop.
Green, who has fallen out
with football managers and
colleagues down the years, also
stunned bosses recently by
demanding a taxi home to
Wilmslow, Cheshire, after he
missed a train in London.
This cost more than £500 —
while producers travelled home
by public transport.
A radio insider revealed:
“Producers are shocked by
Alan’s diva demands.
“He is more than capable of
carrying a couple of small
bags containing his mike and
recording devices to matches,
but flat-out refuses.
“And he’s more than happy
to demand cabs half way
across the country. He really
has no idea just how much he
is costing the Beeb.”
Green has been involved in a
number of rows over comments
made on air. Just last month he
apologised to Jamie Vardy’s wife
Rebekah for saying the Leicester star had his “childminder
back” when she finished her
stint on I’m A Celebrity.
A BBC spokeswoman declined to comment last night.
lucy.jones@the-sun.co.uk
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STILL TO
COME IN
1GM
Sun Fight for
Bell End
THE
DAILY
Super mum sheds
7 stone to lift
bodybuilding title
PAGE 39
Death In
Paradise star’s
Bond ambition
PAGE 37
sftw
Selena’s back
on scene in 2018
with a new album
STARTS PAGE 43
++PLUS++ Dear Deidre – Page 38 l Letters
and Mystic Meg – Page 42 l Puzzles – Page 47
LOCALS have set up a
rival petition to keep
rude road name Bell End.
The Sun told this week
how
some
want
it
changed, claiming living
there knocks £65,000 off
house
prices,
attracts
“juvenile” passers-by taking selfies, and has led to
bullying of schoolkids.
But at least 3,500 say
the
“historic”
name
should stay as it relates
to an old mine in Rowley
Regis, West Mids.
Sandwell Council will
consider both petitions.
Property
rise drag
HOUSE prices ended last
year just 2.6 per cent
higher than at the start
of 2017 — the slowest rise
for any year since 2012.
The average UK price
was £211,156 in December,
marking a 0.6 per cent
month-on-month increase.
For the first year since
2008, prices in the North
and Midlands grew at a
faster rate than the South.
London was the weakest
region for the first time
since 2004, with a 0.5 per
cent fall, the Nationwide
Building Society said.
WE’RE SOOO PLEASED Y
4
1
Life is sw
firm he
MACK
a beac
Wag KATE
WRIGHT
struggles
through
winter in
Dubai
Survive January?
Reality TV’s
GEMMA COLLINS
reckons the only
way is Marbella
By EMILY FAIRBAIRN and AMY READING
FEELING the January blues? Then
you’d probably prefer to forget aboutt
how our celebs avoid the winter woes
oes
by jetting off to sunnier lands.
But nowadays they don’t let you
forget, thanks to social media, where
e
they can taunt the rest of us with
th their
slightly sickening sunshine snaps.
Our smart stars have worked outt that
the best way to beat that post-festive
e
back-to-work feeling is simply not to
o
go back to work – at least while
le the
dreary new year is in full swing.
Luckily for them, they have the sortt
of “jobs” that can finance a long,
rejuvenating winter retreat to a
luxurious beach resort.
And there’s no point frolicking on
some distant shore unless you show
w off
about it. So who is guilty of being a
celebri-tease, and which hotspott have
they gone to? Here, we bring you
ou the
social media smugshots.
7
11
She’s
JOURDAN
DUNN with
Britain – the
model opts
for South
Africa instead
5
8
DJ NICK
GRIMSHAW
shows off his
insta-gang
with ALEXA
CHUNG
and PIXIE
GELDOF in
Mauritius
On y
KEA
Mal
drea
1GM
Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
YOU’RE
Y
ALL GETTING SOME WINTER SUN
t
f
e
6
9
weet for choc
eiress MILLIE
KINTOSH on
ch in Antigua
2
Nothing less than a posh
break in Miami will do for
BROOKLYN BECKHAM
Saturdays
singer
ROCHELLE
HUMES’
Maldives
snap is the
last straw
More celeb
hols? Give
us a break
10
yer bike, RONAN
ATING – but on a
ldives beach, not
ary, grey Britain
MYLEENE
KLASS’s
Seychelles
break is in a
different,
er, class
Made In Chelsea’s
FRANKIE GAFF
muddles by on
Bondi Beach
7
9
4
13
12
10
8
5/6
11
2
WHERE IN THE
WORLD ARE
THEY?
12
3
Holly’s part of Christmas
– but then HOLLY
WILLOUGHBY and son
Chester nip to Barbados
ALEXANDRA
BURKE shakes off
the Strictly glitter
on a Thailand hol
33
34 ............... Friday, January 5, 2018
1GM
tvguide Friday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Rip Off Britain: Holidays
The different ways in which
airlines treat passengers with an
allergy to nuts. (S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Property auctions. (R,S,HD)
11.00 Wanted Down Under (S,HD)
11.45 Close Calls: On Camera (S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt (S,HD)
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Doctors Ruhma struggles to
protect Besa. (S,HD)
2.15 Father Brown The Roman
Catholic priest spies trouble when
Lady Felicia returns to
Kembleford. (S,HD)
3.00 I Escaped To The Country
Norfolk and Cumbria. (S,HD)
3.45 The Farmers’ Country
Showdown A battle of the clans
at Killin Agricultural Show in
Scotland. (S,HD)
4.30 Antiques Road Trip Charlie
Ross and James Braxton explore
Somerset. (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,HD)
6.30 The Farmers’ Country
Showdown (R,S,HD)
7.15 Antiques Road Trip (R,S,HD)
8.00 Sign Zone: MasterChef –
The Professionals (R,S,SL)
9.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD)
11.00 Westminster In Review (S,HD)
12.00 Coast (R,S,HD)
12.10 Triple Cross Second World War
spy adventure with Christopher
Plummer, Trevor Howard and
Yul Brynner. (1966) JJ (S,HD)
2.15 Dolphins: Spy In The Pod
The secret world of the marine
mammal. (R,S,HD)
3.15 Dolphins: Spy In The Pod
A young bottlenose strikes out
on its own. (R,S,HD)
4.15 Planet Earth II (R,S,HD)
5.15 Antiques Road Trip
Charlie Ross and James Braxton
face a final auction in
Dorchester. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. (S,HD)
6.30 Great British Railway
Journeys In Dorset, Michael
Portillo visits Brownsea Island,
where Robert Baden Powell
began the scout movement in the
early 20th century. (S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain Will.i.am
talks about the return of The
Voice UK and future plans for the
Black Eyed Peas. (S,HD)
8.30 Lorraine Tom Jones chats about
the return of The Voice UK. (S,HD)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S,HD)
10.30 This Morning Eamonn Holmes
and Ruth Langsford present
celebrity chat and lifestyle
features. (S,HD)
12.30 Loose Women Topical debate
from a female perspective. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 Midsomer Murders A
masterpiece by a landscape artist
is auctioned for £400,000 after
a fierce bidding war – and hours
later, its former owner is tortured
and killed. David Bamber guest
stars. (R,S) Then Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Game show with
Ben Shephard. (R,S,HD)
5.00 The Chase Bradley Walsh
presents as contestants pit their
wits against the Chaser, adding
money to the jackpot for the
final chase. (S,HD)
6.00 Regional News (S)
6.30 ITV Evening News (S)
6.20 am 3rd Rock From The Sun
Three episodes. (R,S)
7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond
Double bill. (R,S)
8.30 Frasier (R,S)
10.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
USA From Baltimore. (R,S)
11.00 Sun, Sea And Selling Houses
From Spain. (R,S,HD)
12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD)
12.05 Couples Come Dine With Me
From East Anglia. (R,S,HD)
1.05 Posh Pawn A client’s Porsche is
taken for a test drive. (R,S,HD)
2.10 Countdown (S,HD)
3.00 The Secret Life Of The Zoo
An elephant calf is born at
Chester Zoo. (R,S,HD)
4.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun Searching for a holiday
home on Florida’s southern
Gulf Coast. (S,HD)
5.00 Come Dine With Me
From Belfast. (S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons Three Halloweenthemed tales. (R,S)
6.30 Hollyoaks James is thrilled when
Harry offers to be his date to a
work event, and things go well
when the client takes a keen
eye to Harry. (S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Animated adventures. (R,S)
9.40 Igor Animated comedy featuring
the voices of John Cusack,
Eddie Izzard and Molly Shannon.
(2008) JJJ (S,HD)
11.15 Animals Make You Laugh Out
Loud (R,S,HD)
11.45 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
(R,S,HD) Then 5 News Lunchtime
12.45 The Hotel Inspector (R,S,HD)
1.35 Family Secrets A Californian
woman inherits a ranch in the
small town of Valentine, Nebraska
and spends the summer there to
learn more about her family.
Drama starring Michaela
McManus. (2016) JJJ (S,HD)
3.20 Deadly Paradise A millionaire
treats her friends to an allexpenses-paid holiday in Hawaii.
But when her money is stolen,
she sets out for revenge. Thriller
starring Boti Bliss and Antonio
Sabato Jr. (2016) JJJ (S,HD)
5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD)
5.35 Barging Loving Celebs
The quartet travel along the
Llangollen Canal. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
7.30pm Sadio Mane and Liverpool face local
rivals Everton in The FA Cup third-round
10pm Sandi Toksvig welcomes Rich Hall,
Susan Calman and Josh Widdicombe to QI
9pm Stephen Mulhern hosts the stars of
Coronation Street and Emmerdale compete
8pm Comic Greg Davies joins Jamie Oliver
and Jimmy Doherty for a Friday Night Feast
10pm Eric McCormack and Debra Messing
return as Will & Grace after a 11 year break
7.00 Celebrity Mastermind
(8/10) Comedian Dane Baptiste,
vlogger Grace Victory, Hollyoaks
actress Annie Wallace and
broadcaster Martin Bell compete.
John Humphrys hosts. (S,HD)
7.30 Match Of The Day: The FA Cup
Liverpool v Everton. Kick-off at
7.55. Coverage of the third-round
fixture at Anfield, as the
Merseyside rivals face each other
with a place in the fourth round at
stake. In one of his first
interviews after being appointed
Toffees manager, Sam Allardyce
made it clear that he believes his
new club should be targeting a
place in European club
competitions, as well as aiming to
reach the domestic cup finals,
but if he is to deliver on that
proclamation in his first season
he must first steer his charges
past their cross-city rivals. (S,HD)
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
10.25 Regional News (S)
10.35 Graham Norton’s
Good Guest Guide
The host presents his very
own guide on how to be a ‘good
guest’ with a set of easy-toremember rules for any star
thinking about appearing on his
chat show. (S,HD)
11.25 Enterprice
Comedy, following two young
entrepreneurs in the early stages
of rolling out their home delivery
service, Speedi-Kazz. Daniel Ezra
and Kayode Ewumi star. (S,HD)
11.50 Shanghai Noon
A 19th-century imperial guard to
the Emperor of China is flung into
the Wild West on a mission to
rescue a kidnapped princess.
Comedy Western starring Jackie
Chan and Owen Wilson. (2000)
JJJ (S,HD) Followed by
Weather For The Week Ahead
1.40 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
7.00 Natural World
The story of two physically
identical species of ant that have
two very different strategies to
survive the harsh environment of
the Swiss Alps. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Mastermind
(22/31) John Humphrys presents
the latest heat. Specialist subjects
are The Royle Family, William
Lamb – 2nd Viscount Melbourne,
the Beach Boys and post-war
British general elections. (S,HD)
8.30 Christmas University
Challenge 2017
(10/10) Four distinguished
graduates compete on behalf of
their former universities in the
final of the festive edition of the
academic quiz. Hosted by Jeremy
Paxman. (S,HD)
9.00 Rome Unpacked
(1/2) Chef Giorgio Locatelli and
art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon
explore Italy’s capital,
appreciating both its culture
and gastronomy. (S,HD)
10.00 QI
(10/18) Josh Widdicombe,
Susan Calman and Rich Hall join
regular panellist Alan Davies and
host Sandi Toksvig for an
unconventional look at the theme
‘Origins and Openings’. (S,HD)
10.30 Newsnight
Presented by Emily Maitlis.
(S,HD) Followed by Weather
11.05 Deep Water
(1 & 2/4) Double bill. Australian
crime drama starring Noah Taylor
and Yael Stone. Previously shown
on BBC Four. (S,HD)
12.55 Sign Zone: Darcey Bussell –
Looking For Fred Astaire
(R,S,SL) 1.55 Judi Dench: My
Passion For Trees. The actress
discovers how trees are a part of
Britain’s history. (R,S,SL) 2.554.05am Saturday Night Fever:
The Ultimate Disco Movie (R,S,SL)
7.00 Emmerdale
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
Reality hits home for one
8.00 Jamie And Jimmy’s
resident, Cain is livid, and Alex
Friday Night Feast
(7/12) Jamie Oliver prepares a
receives some advice. (S,HD)
Welsh lamb kebab, while guest
7.30 Coronation Street
Luke attempts to find out
Greg Davies learns how to master
what happened to Andy, Sean
a Thai green curry. Plus, Jimmy
incurs the wrath of Angie and
tries to make food for camping a
Jude, and Alya is horrified to
bit more interesting. (S,HD)
receive racist hate mail. (S,HD)
9.00 PREMIERE The Beatles:
Eight Days A Week – The
8.00 River Monsters
Touring Years
(1/6) Angling detective Jeremy
Director Ron Howard’s
Wade journeys to the Pacific Ring
of Fire, where an ancient fishing
documentary charting the period
the Beatles spent on the road.
community is being terrorised by
Their first gigs with the classic
something in the water. (S,HD)
line-up took place around
8.30 Coronation Street
Liverpool in 1961 and their last
Phelan clashes with Luke after
being quizzed about Andy, and
concert took place in San
Francisco in 1966. During that
Sean loses his job at the medical
brief span, they helped to forge a
centre for breach of patient
global pop culture. This film
confidentiality. (S,HD)
incorporates restored footage
9.00 The Big Soap Quiz: Coronation
Street Vs Emmerdale
from the live shows, starting in
Manchester in 1963, and
Stephen Mulhern quizzes stars
of Coronation Street and
includes several of the songs in
Emmerdale on the biggest events
their entirety. Contributors include
and the funniest moments in the
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elvis
Yorkshire Dales and on the
Costello, Richard Curtis, Whoopi
cobbles of Weatherfield over the
Goldberg, Eddie Izzard, Howard
past 12 months. (S,HD)
Goodall and Malcolm Gladwell.
10.00 ITV News At Ten (S)
(2016) JJJJ (S,HD)
11.10 The Bourne Legacy
10.30 Regional News (S)
A government assassin goes on
10.40 Guess The Star
the run when his employers try to
One-off game show in which
bury their dark secrets by having
Jonathan Ross challenges three
him killed. Spy thriller sequel with
teams of celebrities to guess the
Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz.
true identity of various famous
(2012) JJJ (S,HD)
faces, who are disguised as their
1.40 FILM Piranha 3DD Comedy
musical heroes. (R,S,HD)
horror sequel starring Danielle
11.40 Take Me Out Celebrity Special
Panabaker. (2012) JJ (S,HD)
(10/10) James ‘Arg’ Argent, Melvin
3.05 Prince: Last Year Of A
Odoom and Nile Wilson try to
Legend. Key events of the artist’s
impress 30 single women and win
final 12 months. (R,S,SL,HD)
a date – but must get the female
4.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen
participants to keep their lights
Nightmares USA (R,S) 4.50
on as a sign of approval. (R,S,HD)
Location, Location, Location
12.30 Jackpot247 3.00 Alphabetical.
(R,S,SL,HD) 5.45-6.05am
Quiz with Jeff Stelling. (R,S,HD)
Kirstie’s Vintage Gems (R,S,HD)
3.50-6am Nightscreen (HD)
7.00 Greatest Celebrity
Wind-Ups Ever!
Joe Pasquale narrates a special
documentary celebrating some of
the greatest pranks celebrities
have managed to play on each
other. (R,S,HD) Followed by
5 News Update
8.00 Costa Del Celebrity
(1/4) Anne Diamond, Nick Owen,
Ainsley Harriott, Christine
Hamilton and Vicki Michelle travel
to Spain to sample life on the
Costa Blanca. (S,HD) Followed
by 5 News Update
9.00 Celebrity Big Brother
Full House Live
Emma Willis presents the first of
two programmes tonight which
sees the eight women joined by
the male housemates. Continues
at 10.30. (S,HD)
10.00 Will & Grace
(1/16) The US sitcom returns
after an 11-year break. Grace
and Will both falter when their
political beliefs are put to the
test. Eric McCormack and Debra
Messing star. (S,HD)
10.30 Celebrity Big Brother
Emma Willis presents the second
of two programmes which sees
the eight women joined by the
male housemates. (S,HD)
11.05 Celebrity Big Brother’s
Bit On The Side
Rylan Clark-Neal asks his
celebrity guests’ and his studio
panel for their thoughts on
the new male housemates and
how the women will get along
with them. (S,HD)
12.00 SuperCasino Live interactive
gaming. (S,HD) 3.10 GPs: Behind
Closed Doors (R,S) 4.00 My
Mum’s Hotter Than Me! (R,S,HD)
4.45 House Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10
Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL) 5.35
Chinese Food In Minutes (R,S)
5.50-6am Access (S,HD)
FILMS JJJJJ Brilliant JJJJ Very Good JJJ Good JJ Not Bad J Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Definition
Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
1GM
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am Futurama Double bill. (R,S)
7.00 The Simpsons (R,S,HD)
7.30 Football’s Funniest Moments
Comical incidents. (R,HD)
8.00 Micro Monsters With David
Attenborough (R,S,HD)
9.00 Dogs: An Amazing Animal
Family (R,S,HD)
10.00 Modern Family Four back-toback episodes. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
A drone is hacked. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Double bill. A
nursing student is cut to pieces.
Then, Danno finds himself in a
deadly situation. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles The murder
of a defence contractor is
investigated. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Modern Family Double bill. Phil
thinks he has found the perfect
present for Jay’s birthday. Then,
Jay switches sides. (R,S,HD)
5.00 The Simpsons Homer
becomes the owner of the
power plant. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Bender
heads a campaign to legalise
‘robosexual’ marriage. Then, the
friends uncover a secret about
Leonardo Da Vinci. (R,S,HD)
6am Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 7.00 Good
Morning Sports Fans 8.30 LIVE Test Cricket. South Africa
v India. 3.45 Best Of Sky Cricket 4.00 Sky Sports News
5.00 Sky Sports News At 5 6.00 Sky Sports News At 6
7.00 Transfer Centre The latest transfer developments.
7.30 Sky Sports Tonight
10.00 The Debate Discussion on the latest news.
11pm-6am LIVE One-Day International Cricket New
Zealand v Pakistan. The first match of the five-game series.
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL World 7.30 PL Highlights
8.00 PL Review 9.00 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00
PL Review 12.00 PL Best Goals 12/13 1.00 PL Highlights
1.30 Premier League 100 Club 2.00 PL Best Goals 13/14
3.00 PL Years 5.00 PL Highlights 5.30 Premier League
100 Club 6.00 Best PL Goals: Manchester Derby 6.30 Best
PL Goals: Newcastle Vs Liverpool
7.00 Transfer Centre The latest transfer developments.
7.30 PL Review A look back at recent fixtures.
8.30 Best PL Goals: North London Derby
9.00 Gary Neville’s Soccerbox
10.00 The Debate Discussion on the latest news.
11.00 PL Review A look back at recent fixtures.
12.00 PL Best Goals 14/15 1.00 The Debate 2.00 PL
Legends 2.30 PL Greatest Games 3.00 The Debate 4.00
PL Best Goals 00/01 5.00-6am PL Legends
TONIGHT’S PICKS
The Big Quiz: Coronation St
V Emmerdale, ITV, 9pm
Graham Norton’s Good
Guest Guide, BBC1, 10.35pm
STEPHEN Mulhern
quizzes stars from
rivals soaps Corrie
and Emmerdale on
their own show’s
storylines. This could
be embarrassing . . .
MIRIAM Margolyes is
good value thanks to
her lack of a filter, and
Ricky Gervais is
another visitor on this
clip show featuring
Graham’s best guests.
Will & Grace
Channel 5, 10pm
MOTD: Liverpool V
Everton, BBC1, 7.30pm
CONSIDERING how
angry Reds manager
Jurgen Klopp was after
Wayne Rooney’s
penalty for Everton last
month, this FA Cup
derby could be fraught.
THE US sitcom about
best friends Will and
Grace returns after
more than ten years,
with updated jokes
and several swipes at
President Trump.
FREE
with
un Sun
Severy
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Saturday
THE
SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Football’s
Greatest Players 8.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 9.00
Scottish Cup Greatest Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games
10.00 La Liga Show 10.30 EFL Midweek Goals:
Championship 11.00 One2Eleven: Michael O’Neill 11.15
One2Eleven: Steve Lomas 11.30 SPFL Greatest Games
12.00 La Liga Show 12.30 EFL Midweek Goals: Leagues 1
& 2 1.00 La Liga Icons 2.00 La Liga Show 2.30 EFL
Midweek Goals: Championship 3.00 Football’s Greatest
Players 3.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 4.00 Scottish Cup
Greatest Games 4.30 La Liga Greatest Games 5.00 La Liga
Preview 6.00 La Liga Show 6.30 EFL Midweek Goals:
Championship 7.00 La Liga Icons 7.30 Ronaldo: A
Sensational Season 8.00 Magical Messi 9.00 20 Years Of
El Clasico 9.45 Clasico: The Movie 10.00 La Liga Preview
11.00 La Liga Icons 12.00 La Liga Preview 1.00 Football’s
Greatest Players 1.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 2.00 La
Liga Icons 2.30 Football’s Greatest Players 3.00 Football
Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games
4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football’s Greatest Players
5.30-6am Football’s Greatest Teams
SKY SPORTS ACTION
9pm Gina makes some Delicious plans to
ensure Sam never forgets her 40th birthday
6.30 The Simpsons
(7, 8 & 9/22) Triple bill. Homer
resolves to be more generous.
Next, Marge tries to halt a
campaign against children. Then,
Homer builds a robot for Bart. (HD)
8.00 The Simpsons
(2/29) Marge and Lisa turn a
sad experience into a graphic
novel-turned-Broadway show.
But they struggle with creative
differences and ego. (HD)
8.30 Modern Family
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tuckers look
back at their biggest run-ins with
celebrities, and it seems that
barely any of them managed to
play it cool. (HD)
9.00 Delicious
(2/4) A vengeful Gina sets out to
give Sam a 40th birthday she will
never forget. But Sam is not the
only one in for a surprise.
Drama starring Dawn French
and Emilia Fox. (HD)
10.00 A League Of Their Own
(1/11) James Corden hosts the
sports quiz with guests Jimmy
Carr, Olympic skeleton champion
Amy Williams and Dutch footballer
Edgar Davids. (R,S,HD)
11.00 The Simpsons
(14 & 15/22) Double bill. Krusty
agrees to run for Congress. Then,
Homer becomes the owner of the
power plant. (R,S,HD)
12.00 The Force: North East A
suspected drink driver passes a
breathalyser test. (R,S,HD) 1.00
Air Ambulance ER (R,S,HD) 2.00
Hawaii Five-0 (R,S,HD) 4.00
NCIS: Los Angeles (R,S,HD) 5.006am Stop, Search, Seize (R,S,HD)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
6am NFL: A Football Life 7.00 NFL: America’s Game 9.00
NFL Highlights 10.00 Racing News 10.30 NFL: A Football
Life 11.30 NFL: America’s Game 1.30 NFL Highlights 2.30
NFL: A Football Life 3.30 NFL: America’s Game 4.30 NFL:
Greatest Games 6.00 NFL Highlights 8.00 NFL: A Football
Life. A profile of Walter Payton. 9.00 NFL: America’s Game
11.00 NFL: Greatest Games 12.30 NFL: A Football Life
1.30 NFL: America’s Game 3.30 NFL: Greatest Games
5.00-6am NFL: A Football Life
SKY SPORTS ARENA
6am Sporting Records 7.00 WWE Main Event 8.00
Sporting Records 9.00 ATP Masters Tennis 2.00 Tennis:
ATP World Tour Finals 5.00 WWE Smackdown 7.00
George Groves: 4th Time Lucky 8.00 Fight Night 10.00
ATP Masters Tennis 12.00 Fight Night 2.00 ATP Masters
Tennis 4.00 Sporting Greats 5.00-6am Sporting Records
BT SPORT 1
7.30am The Emirates FA Cup Preview 8.00 FA Cup Final
Classics 10.00 Premier League World 10.30 The Emirates
FA Cup Preview 11.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Action from the
Brisbane International. 1.00 Premier League World 1.30
The Emirates FA Cup 3.30 The Ashes 5.00 Cricket: Big
Bash League 6.00 Rugby Tonight 7.00 LIVE Aviva
Premiership Rugby Union. Worcester Warriors v Bath.
Kick-off at 7.45. 10.00 Premier League Review
11pm-7.30am LIVE The Ashes. Australia v England.
BT SPORT 2
8am LIVE Cricket: Big Bash League. Brisbane Heat v Perth
Scorchers. 12.00 The Ashes 1.30 Cricket Classics 2.30
Nine For IX 3.30 The Clare Balding Show 4.00 BT Sport
Reload 4.15 Premier League Reload 4.30 Total Italian
Football 5.00 LIVE Serie A. Chievo v Udinese. Kick-off at
5.00. 7.00 Bundesliga Special 7.30 LIVE Serie A.
Fiorentina v Inter. Kick-off at 7.45. 9.45 Hyundai A-League
11.45 Premier League Reload 12.00 Aviva Premiership
Rugby Union 1.30 LIVE WTA Tennis. The final of the
Auckland International. 4.00 NBA Reload 4.30 Ladbrokes
SPFL Highlights 5.00-6am SEC Storied
BT SPORT 3
8am Bundesliga Weekly 8.30 BT Sport Reload 8.45 LIVE
Hyundai A-League. Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney
Wanderers. Kick-off at 8.50. 11.00 LIVE Hyundai
A-League. Perth Glory v Adelaide United. Kick-off at 11.00.
1.00 Total Italian Football 1.30 US Game Of The Week
3.30 NBA 5.00 NBA Reload 5.30 The Emirates FA Cup
Preview 6.00 WTA Tennis 8.00 The Ashes 9.30 Cricket:
Big Bash League 10.30 The Clare Balding Show 11.00
Premier League World. A round-up of news. 11.30 Inside
Sailing 12.00 LIVE NBA. Boston Celtics v Minnesota
Timberwolves. Tip-off at 12.00. 2.30 NBA Action 3.00 UFC
4.00 BDO World Championships 5.00 Bundesliga Special
5.30-6am Bundesliga Weekly
S4C 6am Cyw 12.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 12.05
Pobol Porthgain 12.30 Iolo: Deifio Yn Y Barrier Reef 1.30
Chwaraeon Y Dyn Bach 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05
Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 Pengelli
3.30 Byd Pws 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Larfa 5.05 Goreuon
Ysgol Jac 5.35 Cog1nio 6.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd
6.05 Cwpwrdd Dillad 6.30 Darren Drws Nesa 7.00 Heno 8.00
Pobol Y Cwm 8.25 NEW Ar Y Dibyn 9.00 Newyddion 9 A’r
Tywydd 9.30 Cerys Matthews A’r Goeden Faled
10pm-12midnight Siwan
BBC TWO WALES As main BBC TWO except:
7pm Mastermind 7.30 LIVE Scrum V 9.30-10.30 Rome
Unpacked 11.05 QI 11.35 NEW Deep Water 12.30am Deep
Water 1.25-1.55am Coast
ITV WALES 8.00-8.30pm NEW The Strait
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tvguide Friday
FREEVIEW
Satellite & Digital
10.10 Who’s Doing The Dishes? 11.10 Dress
To Impress 12.10 Emmerdale 1.15 Coronation
Street 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The
Jeremy Kyle Show 5.50 Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve
Been Framed! Gold Top 100 Holidays 8.00 Two
And A Half Men 8.30 Superstore 9.00 FILM
Bridesmaids. Comedy starring Kristen Wiig and Rose
Byrne. (2011) 11.35 Family Guy 12.35 American
Dad! 1.30 Two And A Half Men 2.00 Superstore
2.25 Teleshopping 5.55-6am Nightscreen
11.00 The Goldbergs 12.00 How I Met Your Mother
1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.00 Melissa & Joey 3.00
Baby Daddy 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5.00 The
Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory
7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Hollyoaks: Gay Dads Forever
8.00 The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special 9.00 FILM
Fast & Furious 6 (2013) 11.35 The Big Bang Theory
12.30 Gogglebox 1.25 Rude Tube 2.25 Tattoo
Fixers 3.20 The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special
4.15 Rude(ish) Tube 4.40-6am Charmed
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.55 Judge Judy
7.20 Heartbeat 8.20 The Royal 9.25 Judge Judy
10.50 FILM The Belles Of St Trinian’s (1954) 12.35
The Royal 1.40 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic Coronation
Street 3.50 Marple 5.55 Heartbeat 6.55 Murder, She
Wrote 8.00 Rosemary & Thyme 10.00 Foyle’s War
12.05 Inspector Morse 2.10 Love And Marriage
3.05 Marple 4.45 Richard Wilson On The Road
5.10 Judge Judy 5.35-6am Nightscreen
8.55am A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 9.55 Food
Unwrapped 10.30 How To Lose Weight Well 11.30
A Place In The Sun: Home Or Away 1.40 Come Dine
With Me 4.20 Four In A Bed 6.55 The Supervet 7.55
Grand Designs 9.00 FILM Pride & Prejudice (2005)
11.35 It Was Alright In The 1960s 12.40 Ramsay’s
Kitchen Nightmares USA 1.40 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell
2.35-3.40am Grand Designs
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Border Patrol 8.00
Border Security: Canada’s Front Line 9.00 Without A
Trace 10.00 Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00
Nothing To Declare 1.00 A Town Called Eureka 2.00
Without A Trace 3.00 Stop, Search, Seize 4.00
Nothing To Declare UK 5.00 Monkey Life 6.00
A Town Called Eureka 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00
Babylon 5 9.00 War On Britain’s Roads 10.00 The
Force: Essex 11.00 The Force: Manchester 12.00
Police Force: Australia 1.00 Police 10/7 2.00 Brit
Cops: Frontline Crime UK 3.00 Road Wars 4.00
Nothing To Declare 5.00-6am Motorway Patrol
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Catch A Contractor 9.20
FILM Patricia Cornwell’s At Risk (2010) 11.05 FILM
McBride: It’s Murder, Madam (2005) 1.00 Remington
Steele 2.00 NCIS 3.00 The Mentalist 4.00 Rookie
Blue 5.00 Law & Order 7.00 NCIS: New Orleans 9.00
The Mysteries Of Laura 10.00 Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit 11.55 NCIS 12.50 Cedar Cove 2.50
Chicago PD 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Deadly 60 On
A Mission 4.00 Ice Road Truckers 5.00 Top Gear
7.00 Cops UK: Bodycam Squad 9.00 Live At The
Apollo 10.00 Taskmaster 11.00 QI 12.20 Mock The
Week 1.00 QI 2.20 Mock The Week 3.00 Dynamo:
Magician Impossible 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 8.00 My Wife And Kids 8.20
Gilmore Girls 9.15 Milkshake! 10.55 Access 11.10
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 12.10 Fresh Off The Boat
12.40 Celebrity Big Brother 1.40 Police Interceptors
6am Tornado Alley 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00
Antiques Road Trip 9.00 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun 10.00 DIY SOS: Million Pound Build For
Children In Need 2013 11.00 Ghost Adventures
ITV3 freeview 10
HOLLYOAKS: GAY DADS FOREVER,
E4, 7.30pm
It is fair to say that actor Kieron Richardson has
dealt with many issues as Ste Hay in Hollyoaks.
However in this documentary we see him tackle
a new challenge, becoming a father to twins.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm World News Today 7.30 Great Continental
Railway Journeys 8.00 Only Yesterday: The
Carpenters’ Story 9.00 Top Of The Pops: The Story
Of 1985 10.00 Top Of The Pops: 1985 Big Hits
11.00 Radio 2 In Concert: Tears For Fears 12.00
TOTP2: 80s Special 1.00 Top Of The Pops: The
Story Of 1985 2.00 Top Of The Pops: 1985 Big Hits
3.00-4am Only Yesterday: The Carpenters’ Story
ITV2 freeview 6
6am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records
6.55 Dress To Impress 7.45 Emmerdale 8.50
Coronation Street 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
ITV4 freeview 24
6am The Chase 6.50 Pawn Stars 7.35 Ironside 8.35
Quincy ME 9.40 Minder 10.45 The Sweeney 11.50
The Professionals 12.55 Ironside 1.55 Quincy ME
3.00 Minder 4.05 The Sweeney 5.10 The
Professionals 6.10 Snooker Vs Darts 6.20 Storage
Wars: Texas 6.50 Pawn Stars 7.45 Hornblower
10.00 FILM GoodFellas. Crime drama starring Ray
Liotta. (1990) 12.55 The Sweeney 2.00 Fifth Gear
2.45 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
E4 freeview 28
6am Hollyoaks 6.30 Streetmate 7.00 Charmed 9.00
FILM The Rugrats Movie (1999) 10.35 Rude(ish) Tube
MORE4 freeview 14
5USA freeview 21
5STAR freeview 30
3.45 FILM A Knight’s Tale (2001) 6.30 Home And
Away 7.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 8.00 Diet
Secrets & How To Lose Weight 9.00 FILM A Walk
Among The Tombstones (2014) 11.20 FILM Blitz
(2011) 1.25 Now That’s Funny! 3.20 Top 20
Funniest 4.00-6am Teleshopping
PICK freeview 11
DAVE freeview 12
REALLY freeview 17
12.00 The Dead Files 1.00 Escape To The Country
2.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 3.00 Wanted
Down Under 4.00 The Dead Files 5.00 Ghost
Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 7.00 Escape To
The Country 8.00 DIY SOS: Million Pound Build For
Children In Need 2013 9.00 Ghost Adventures
11.00 Paranormal Witness 12.00 Haunted
Collector 1.00 Ghost Adventures 2.00 Teleshopping
4.00 Born To Kill? 4.50-6am DIY SOS: Million
Pound Build For Children In Need 2013
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Wartime Crime 11.00 Who Do You
Think You Are? 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Human
Planet 2.00 Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean On Earth
3.00 Coast 4.00 Slow Train Through Africa With Griff
Rhys Jones 5.00 The Nazis: A Warning From History
6.00 Battleplan 7.00 Wartime Crime 8.00 Who Do
You Think You Are? Actress Una Stubbs. 9.00 Men
Behaving Badly 10.20 Blackadder II 11.00 The
Nazis: A Warning From History 12.00 Battleplan
2.00 Pointless 3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Lies And Deception
(2005) 10.35 FILM Live Once, Die Twice (2006)
12.10 FILM Mermaids (1990) 2.20 FILM Fools Rush
In (1997) 4.35 FILM Catch And Release (2007)
6.50 FILM xXx2: The Next Level. Action sequel
starring Ice Cube. (2005) 9.00 FILM Hancock.
Superhero comedy starring Will Smith. (2008)
10.50 FILM The Score. Crime thriller starring
Robert De Niro and Edward Norton. (2001) 1.20
FILM The Marine 2 (2009) 3.25 FILM Nicholas
Nickleby (2002) 5.45-6am Sony Movie News 2017
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Fish Town 7.00 The Guest Wing 8.00 Richard
E Grant’s Hotel Secrets 9.00 The West Wing 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. A woman is found crucified in a
church. 8.00 Blue Bloods. Danny and Baez are
determined to get justice for a woman held hostage.
9.00 Game Of Thrones. Three episodes. The Night’s
Watch stands behind Alliser Thorne. Next, Tommen
confronts the High Sparrow. Then, Jorah and
Daario undertake a difficult task. 12.10 War Dog:
A Soldier’s Best Friend 1.35 Dexter 2.45 Banshee
4.00-6am The West Wing
SKY LIVING
6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To
Save My Life 8.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9.00
Criminal Minds 11.00 The Biggest Loser: Australia
12.00 UK Border Force 1.00 Stop, Search, Seize
2.00 Nothing To Declare 4.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 5.00 Criminal Minds 7.00 Children’s
Hospital 8.00 Elementary. A driver for a ride-sharing
company is hit by a city cab. 9.00 The Good Doctor.
A young doctor puts one of the team in an awkward
position. 10.00 Bones 1.00 Criminal Minds 3.00
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 4.00 Elementary
5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
FOX
8am Monk 9.00 The Closer 11.00 Bones 1.00 NCIS
3.00 The Closer 5.00 Bones. Two episodes. Brennan
becomes obsessed with a murder case. Then, a man
discovers a body in his girlfriend’s shower. 7.00 NCIS.
Double bill. The team investigates the cause of a hitand-run incident. Then, DiNozzo, Bishop and her
husband investigate a terrorist threat. 9.00 NCIS.
New series. Agents in Washington, DC search for
their missing colleagues, while Vance and Torres
deal with the fallout of the Paraguay mission.
10.00 American Dad! Double bill. 11.00 Family Guy
12.00 American Dad! 1.00 Family Guy 2.00
American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.10am To The Manor Born 7.45 Yes, Prime
Minister 8.20 To The Manor Born 9.00 Goodnight
Sweetheart 9.40 Last Of The Summer Wine
11.40 My Family 12.20 The Green Green Grass
1.00 Keeping Up Appearances 1.40 As Time Goes
By 2.40 Porridge 3.20 The Green Green Grass 4.00
Last Of The Summer Wine 6.00 Keeping Up
Appearances 6.40 The Good Life 8.00 Porridge
9.20 The Vicar Of Dibley 10.10 Jack Dee Live At
The Apollo 11.10 Smack The Pony 12.20 Big Train
2.50 Smack The Pony 4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
8am The Middle 10.00 Friends 1.00 Impractical
Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 Bob’s Burgers
5.00 Friends 9.00 FILM Mr & Mrs Smith. Married
assassins are hired to kill each other – a situation that
restores some much-needed excitement to their
relationship. Comedy adventure with Brad Pitt and
Angelina Jolie. (2005) 11.20 FILM I Love You, Man.
A groom-to-be with no male friends goes in search of
a best man for his wedding. However, his fiancée
does not approve of his choice. Comedy starring Paul
Rudd. (2009) 1.20 The Daily Show 1.50 Rick And
Morty 4.15 Bob’s Burgers 5.00-6am Teleshopping
12.20 Russell Howard’s Good News. Satirical
comedy series. 1.00 Wanted Down Under 2.35
Judge Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
6am CSI: Miami 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 9.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit. Five episodes. 2.00 Law & Order 3.00 Private
Eyes 4.00-6am Numb3rs
DISCOVERY
W
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier
8.00 Gold Rush 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00 Fast N’
Loud 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska: The Last
Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush 5.00
Blowing Up History 6.00 Wheeler Dealers 8.00
Gold Rush 9.00 How It’s Made. Double bill.
10.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00 Mythbusters
12.00 How It’s Made 3.50 Wheeler Dealers
4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It’s Made
1.10 The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh
(U, 1977) Animated adventures. HHH
2.35 Robin Hood (U, 1973) Animation. HHHHH
4.05 Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (U, 2017) HHH
4.35 101 Dalmatians (U, 1996) Comedy. HHH
6.20 Hercules (U, 1997) Animation. HHH
8.00 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical
fairy tale starring Emma Watson. HHHHH
10.15 The Great Muppet Caper (U, 1981)
Animation with the voices of Jim Henson. HHHH
11.55 Pete’s Dragon (U, 1977) Musical. HH
1.45 Robin Hood (U, 1973) Animation. HHHHH
3.15 College Road Trip (U, 2008) Comedy. H
4.45-6.05am The Many Adventures Of Winnie
The Pooh (U, 1977) Animation. HHH
9.00 Serenity (15, 2005) Sci-fi adventure. HHHH
11.00 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. HHH
12.50 End Of Days (18, 1999) Fantasy. HHH
2.55 The Neighbour (18, 2016) HHH
4.30-6am Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (PG,
1956) Sci-fi thriller with Kevin McCarthy. HHHHH
6.10am MasterChef Junior 8.00 Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Tipping Point
1.00 Supernanny US 3.00 Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition 5.00 Tipping Point 6.00 The Davina Hour
7.00 My Dream Home 8.00 One Born Every Minute
9.00 Stacey Dooley In The USA: Girls Behind Bars
10.00 John Bishop: In Conversation With Alex
Brooker 11.00 EastEnders: Ricky And Bianca
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am The Ottoman Lieutenant (12, 2017) Drama
starring Michiel Huisman. HHHH
8.00 Rules Don’t Apply (12, 2016) HHH
10.10 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. HHH
11.50 Logan (15, 2017) Fantasy. HHHH
2.10 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) HHHH
4.10 The Zookeeper’s Wife (12, 2017) HHHH
6.20 The Boss Baby (U, 2017) Animation. HHH
8.00 Logan (15, 2017) Fantasy. HHHH
10.20 Kong: Skull Island (12, 2017) HHHH
12.25 Wolves At The Door (15, 2016) HHH
1.45 The Hunter’s Prayer (15, 2017) HHH
3.30 President Under Siege (15, 2016) HHHH
5.30-6am The Greatest Showman: Special
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
6.45am 1941 (PG, 1979) Comedy. HHH
8.50 Miss Congeniality (12, 2000) HHHH
10.50 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous
(12, 2005) Comedy with Sandra Bullock. HH
12.50 Bad Neighbours 2 (15, 2016) HHH
2.30 Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
(15, 2016) Comedy starring Zac Efron. HHH
4.15 Splash! (PG, 1984) Comedy. HHHH
6.15 50 First Dates (12, 2004) Comedy. HHH
8.00 Bad Neighbours 2 (15, 2016) HHH
9.40 Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
(15, 2016) Comedy starring Zac Efron. HHH
11.25 Paul (15, 2011) Comedy. HHHH
1.15 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (15, 2005)
Comedy sequel starring Rob Schneider. HH
2.45 Loser (12, 2000) Comedy. HH
4.30-6am Police Academy 7: Mission To
Moscow (PG, 1994) Comedy. H
SKY CINEMA ACTION
7.20am Days Of Thunder (15, 1990) Drama. HH
9.20 Independence Day (12, 1996) HHHH
11.55 Independence Day: Resurgence (12, 2016)
Sci-fi adventure starring Jeff Goldblum. HH
1.55 Robin Hood (12, 2010) Adventure. HHH
4.20 Rocky IV (PG, 1985) Drama. HH
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.30am Scott And Chris 10.00 Jordan North 12.45
Newsbeat 1.00 Cel And Katie 4.00 The Official Chart With
MistaJam 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 BBC Dance Anthems With
MistaJam 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 Pete Tong 11.00 Danny
Howard 1.00 B.Traits 4.00-6am Essential Mix
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Mark Goodier 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy
Vine 2.00 Steve Wright 5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 Tony
Blackburn’s Golden Hour 8.00 Friday Night Is Music Night
(R) 10.00 Sounds Of The 80s 12.00 Anneka Rice: The
Happening 2.00 Funky Soul Playlist 3.00 New To 2
4.00 21st Century Songs 5.00-6am Huey On Saturday
5.55 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:
Special A behind-the-scenes look.
6.25 Independence Day (12, 1996) HHHH
9.00 Independence Day: Resurgence (12, 2016)
Sci-fi adventure starring Jeff Goldblum. HH
11.00 Robin Hood (12, 2010) Adventure. HHH
1.25 Once Upon A Time In Mexico (15, 2003)
Action thriller starring Antonio Banderas. HHH
3.10 Days Of Thunder (15, 1990) Drama. HH
5.00-6.35am Rocky IV (PG, 1985) Drama. HH
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
6am Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U, 1968) HHHH
8.30 The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas
(PG, 2000) Family comedy prequel. HHH
10.05 The Lego Batman Movie (U, 2017)
Animation with the voice of Will Arnett. HHHH
11.55 Storks (U, 2016) Animation. HHHH
1.25 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) HHHH
3.00 The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas
(PG, 2000) Family comedy prequel. HHH
4.40 Storks (U, 2016) Animation. HHHH
6.10 The Lego Batman Movie (U, 2017) HHHH
8.00 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) HHHH
9.30 The Huntsman: Winter’s War (12, 2016)
Fantasy adventure with Chris Hemsworth. HHH
11.25 The Muppets Take Manhattan (U, 1984)
Puppet comedy with Liza Minnelli. HHHH
1.05 Muppets From Space (U, 1999) HHHH
2.35 The Huntsman: Winter’s War (12, 2016)
Fantasy adventure with Chris Hemsworth. HHH
4.30-6am Surf’s Up (PG, 2007) Animation. HHH
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
7am The Greatest Showman: Special
7.30 I Saw The Light (15, 2015) Drama. HH
9.40 Bravetown (15, 2015) Drama. HHH
11.40 The Finest Hours (12, 2016) HHH
1.45 The Evening Star (15, 1996) Drama. HH
4.05 Hitch (12, 2005) Comedy. HHH
6.15 All The Right Moves (15, 1983) HHH
8.00 William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (12,
1996) Drama with Leonardo DiCaprio. HHHHH
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Colin Matthews 1.00 News 1.02
Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 5.00 In Tune
7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 The
Verb 10.45 The Essay: Brick, Stone, Steel, Glass 11.00
World On 3 1.00-7am Through The Night
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am FM: Today 7.30 LW: Today 9.00 Her Story Made
History 9.30 The Ideas That Make Us (R) 9.45 FM: Book
Of The Week: The Vital Spark – Appointment In Arezzo
9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s Hour 11.00 My
Father’s Israel (R) 11.30 The Pale Horse (R) 12.00 News;
10.05 How To Be Single (15, 2016) HHH
12.05 Risen (12, 2016) Period drama. HHH
2.00 Boulevard (15, 2014) Drama. HHH
3.40 The Greatest Showman: Special
4.10-5.50am Love Story (PG, 1970) Drama. HHH
SKY CINEMA HITS
6.45am Ice Age (U, 2002) HHH 8.15 Red Dog:
The Early Years (12, 2016) HHHH 10.00 Live
By Night (15, 2016) HHH 12.15 The Top Ten
Show 2018 12.30 Jason Bourne (12, 2016)
HHHH 2.45 Concussion (12, 2015) HHH
5.00 Red Dog: The Early Years (12, 2016) Drama
starring Levi Miller and Jason Isaacs. HHHH
6.45 Live By Night (15, 2016) Drama. HHH
9.00 Jason Bourne (12, 2016) Thriller. HHHH
11.10 T2: Trainspotting (18, 2017) HHHH
1.15 Grimsby (15, 2016) Comedy. HH
2.50 T2: Trainspotting (18, 2017) HHHH
5.00-6.30am Ice Age (U, 2002) Animation. HHH
SKY CINEMA GREATS
6.05am Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find
Them: Special 6.35 Armageddon (12, 1998)
HHH 9.20 1984 (15, 1984) Drama. HHHH
11.20 Ghost (12, 1990) Fantasy. HHHH
1.35 This Is Spinal Tap (15, 1984) HHHHH
3.15 To Sir, With Love (PG, 1967) Drama. HHH
5.15 Armageddon (12, 1998) HHH
8.00 Ghost (12, 1990) Fantasy. HHHH
10.10 This Is Spinal Tap (15, 1984) HHHHH
11.40 Videodrome (18, 1982) Horror. HHHH
1.10 1984 (15, 1984) Drama. HHHH
3.05 We’re No Angels (PG, 1955) Comedy. HH
4.55-6.45am To Sir, With Love (PG, 1967) HHH
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.15am The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (U, 2012)
Fantasy starring Jennifer Garner. HH
8.05 101 Dalmatians (U, 1996) Comedy. HHH
9.50 Hercules (U, 1997) Animation. HHH
11.25 The Great Muppet Caper (U, 1981)
Comedy with the voice of Jim Henson. HHHH
LW: Shipping Forecast 12.04 Home Front 12.15 You And
Yours 1.00 The World At One 1.45 Conflict And
Co-operation: A History Of Trade 2.00 The Archers (R)
2.15 Drama: The Vital Spark – Intelligence 3.00
Gardeners’ Question Time 3.45 From Fact To Fiction 4.00
Last Word 4.30 A Good Read (R) 4.55 The Listening
Project 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping Forecast 5.57 Weather
6.00 News 6.30 The News Quiz 7.00 The Archers 7.15
Front Row 7.45 Shardlake: Heartstone 8.00 The Listening
Project In Hull (R) 8.50 A Point Of View 9.00 Home Front
Omnibus 10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At
Bedtime: How To Stop Time 11.00 FM: Great Lives (R)
11pm-7.30am LW: Test Match Special 11.30 FM: Her
Story Made History (R) 11.55 FM: The Listening Project
SKY CINEMA SELECT
6am Ma Ma (12, 2015) Spanish drama. HHH
8.00 Goat (15, 2016) Drama. HHHH
9.50 The Confirmation (12, 2016) HHHH
11.40 Broadcast News (15, 1987) HHHH
2.00 Hello, Dolly! (U, 1969) Musical. HHHH
4.30 The Unknown Girl (15, 2016) HHHH
6.25 Stand By Me (15, 1986) HHHHH
8.00 The Birth Of A Nation (15, 2016) HHHH
10.00 The Revenant (15, 2015) HHHHH
12.40 Magnum Force (18, 1973) Thriller. HHH
2.45 New Jack City (18, 1991) Thriller. HHHH
4.30-6.15am Champion (PG, 1949) HHHH
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
6.20am Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (PG,
1956) HHHHH 7.50 Captain America: Civil
War (12, 2016) Superhero adventure. HHHH
10.30 The Purge: Election Year (15, 2016)
Action horror with Frank Grillo. HHHH
12.30 Serenity (15, 2005) HHHH
2.30 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. HHH
4.30 Captain America: Civil War (12, 2016)
Superhero adventure with Chris Evans. HHHH
7.00 The Purge: Election Year (15, 2016)
Action horror starring Frank Grillo. HHHH
(R) 12.00 FM: News And Weather 12.30 FM: Book Of
The Week: The Vital Spark – Appointment In Arezzo (R)
12.48 Shipping Forecast 1.00 FM: As BBC World Service
5.20 Shipping Forecast 5.30 FM: News Briefing 5.43
FM: Prayer For The Day 5.45-6am FM: IPM
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 5 Live Daily With Chris
Warburton 1.00 The Friday Sports Panel 2.00 Kermode
And Mayo’s Film Review 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live
Sport: The Friday Football Social 10.00 Adrian Goldberg.
A phone-in on the day’s events. 1.00 Up All Night 5.00
5 Live Boxing With Costello & Bunce 5.30-6am 5 Live
Sport: The Friday Football Social (R)
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
6.30am McCanick (15, 2013) Crime drama. HH
8.10 United 93 (15, 2006) Drama. HHHH
10.10 Extortion (15, 2017) Adventure. HHHH
12.05 Desierto (15, 2015) Thriller. HHH
1.40 Alleycats (15, 2016) Thriller. HHH
3.25 Collateral Damage (15, 2002) Thriller. HH
5.15 Max Payne (15, 2008) Thriller. HH
7.00 The Italian Job (12, 2003) Thriller. HHH
9.00 Four Brothers (15, 2005) Thriller. HHH
11.00 Inferno (12, 2016) Thriller. HHH
1.05 My Father Die (18, 2016) Drama. HHH
2.50 Undercover Hooligan (18, 2016) HHH
4.40-6.25am Point Last Seen (PG, 1998) HHH
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11am The House Of Magic (U, 2013) HHH
12.40 Krull (PG, 1983) Fantasy. HHH
3.00 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (12, 2007)
Fantasy adventure starring Alexander Ludwig. HH
5.00 The Rewrite (12, 2014) Comedy. HHH
7.10 Chronicle (12, 2012) HHHH
9.00 Red 2 (12, 2013) Thriller. HHH
11.15 Insidious (15, 2010) Horror. HHH
1.20-3.30am Insidious: Chapter 2 (15, 2013)
Horror sequel starring Patrick Wilson. HHH
TCM
4.40pm The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes
(PG, 1970) Comedy. HHHH
7.15 Murder, She Said (PG, 1961) Mystery. HH
9.00 Mad Max (18, 1979) Crime drama. HHHHH
10.55 Sherlock Holmes (12, 2009) HHHH
1.35 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura
3.30-6am Hollywood’s Best Film Directors
VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk
6am Jon Holmes 10.00 Jamie East 1.00 Kate Lawler 4.00
Matt Richardson 7.00 Ben Jones 11pm-6am Overnight
TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com
6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast 10.00 Max
Rushden 1.00 Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00 Danny Kelly
And Darren Gough 7.00 Kick-off 10.00 The Two Mikes
1.00-6am Extra Time With Tom Latchem
TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk
6am Breakfast Show 10.00 Julia Hartley-Brewer 1.00 Jon
Holmes 4.00 Yasmeen Khan 7.00 George Galloway
10.00 The Late Night Alternative 1.00-6am Extra Time
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must watch
WHAT? The Big Soap
Quiz: Coronation Street v
Emmerdale, 9pm, ITV
WHY? The casts from the
cobbles and the Dales go
head to head in a
showdown testing their
knowledge of their own
soap’s storylines.
I’ve launched a
Facebook page so
you can get the
gossip first. Like
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SHOUT OUT
FOR MATT
DANCING On Ice professional
skater MATT EVERS has
spoken about his sexuality for
the first time in a bid to
inspire young gay people to
come out.
The American, who is
partnered with Great British
Bake Off winner CANDICE
BROWN on this year’s show,
says he has finally chosen to
talk publicly in response to his
uncle’s treatment by his family
when he was diagnosed with
Aids.
Matt said: “He was part of
the original San Francisco and
New York’s Fire Island crowd
back in the Seventies and
Eighties.
“I didn’t know I was gay at
the time, but when he was
dying it hit me really hard
that he didn’t know the
love of his mum, my
grandmother.
“They were strict Catholics
at the tip of the Bible Belt.
“I wasn’t aware of why his
passing and the thought of
him never being accepted by
his own family hurt me so
much until I realised I was gay.
“It’s scary, the difference
between generations.”
Matt, who’s appeared in the
show since it started in 2006,
was previously married to a
woman before coming out.
He told the Attitude Travel
Issue: “Donald Trump has
given a voice to the bullies.
Trump himself is a bully and
I’m very outspoken about that.
“I live my life by example,
and I want to show young
people that what you feel or
how you were born isn’t
something bad.”
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Ruth let Loose
with Eamonn
PAIR’S NEW WEEKLY GIG
EAMONN HOLMES and RUTH
LANGSFORD have a huge fanbase courtesy of their hosting
gig on This Morning.
And after impressing bosses
with their documentary The 7 Year
Itch, the husband and wife team
are primed to present a new show
away from the ITV sofa.
Eamonn and Ruth are filming a
new weekly show for Channel 5
which will feature celeb interviews
and real-life stories — so viewers
can expect the couple to continue
embarrassing each other with their
candid insights from home.
A TV insider said: “Eamonn and
Ruth are a top presenting team so
it’s no surprise there’s plenty of
interest from TV producers.
“The show is at the pilot stage
but
there’s
confidence
within
Channel 5 that it will become a
time.”
full series. It’s an exciting time
The name of the show is still
soapbox
LUKE finally manages to get
hold of Matt in CORONATION
STREET and arranges to meet
him at a bar in town to discuss
Andy’s whereabouts.
When he arrives early, he is
intrigued to find Matt deep in
conversation with Phelan.
After Luke discovers Matt’s
tale about Andy’s backpacking
adventure is made up, he goes
in search of Phelan and the
pair come to blows.
Elsewhere, Angie and Jude
tell Sean off after he leaves
some fruit within baby
George’s reach.
Meanwhile, in HOLLYOAKS,
James is delighted when
Harry offers to be his date to a
work event.
And Vince, the client, is
impressed with Harry’s work.
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PARADISE?
OR JOSIE’S
00 HEAVEN
being decided but bosses are using
the working title What A Week
With Eamonn & Ruth.
News of the project comes after
it was announced Eamonn is to be
awarded an OBE after nearly 40
years in the industry.
But on This Morning, filling in
for
Monday-to-Thursday
hosts
PHILLIP SCHOFIELD and HOLLY
WILLOUGHBY, he explained how
Ruth — who also works on Loose
Women — might have to miss the
presentation ceremony because of
a two-guest limit.
He said: “My daughter loves the
royals so I’d like her to be there.
“My son Jack wanted to be there
too. So Ruth might have to stand
aside — and she would do that.
“It’d be nice to have three, that
would settle it. But I really need
about 17 I think.”
I’m sure Ruth could convince
the
royals
to
increase
his
allocation.
VID HATERS
JAR HONEY
HONEY G has a new message for
those trolling her on social
media.
The rapper says people are
feeling “threatened” by her new
single Riding Hot after the video
and her appearance on Good
Morning Britain on Wednesday
sparked some negative
responses.
Responding to taunts online,
Honey said: “People are feeling
threatened.
“People start to get jealous. I’m
a woman
and a white
rapper, not
a lot of
people see
that. The
hate is quite
vicious.
“They
need to
stop hating
and think
about the
love. I’m all
about
promoting
love.
“When people refer to me as
c***, it’s an ultimate insult.”
The X Factor star, who turned
down a spot on this series of
Celebrity Big Brother, added:
“These people are just ignorant
haters. I feel like it’s a vicious
attempt to tarnish my name and
reputation.”
Honey’s neck dance in the
video is worth a watch.
JOSEPHINE JOBERT is hoping
her gig as DS Cassell in BBC1’s
Death In Paradise has given her a
boost to play the next Bond girl.
The actress, cousin to Casino
Royale star EVA GREEN, inset
below, upped her stunt scenes in
last night’s new series in a bid to
be considered for the role.
She said: “I would love to be a
Bond girl who’s a bit more active,
more than just a sexy girl.”
Josephine appeared on ITV’s
Lorraine yesterday with lead man
ARDAL O’HANLON, above, to
promote the show, which is
filmed on the Caribbean island of
Guadeloupe.
They weren’t the only ones
limbering up for a big launch.
Sun columnist Lorraine and
comic ROB BECKETT’s new
show Wedding Day Winners
starts on BBC1 tomorrow night.
It promises to be packed with
madcap challenges, celebrity
surprises and dad dancing.
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Struggling with
hubby’s secret
Dear Deidre
MY husband has told me
he is a transvestite and
enjoys dressing up as
a woman.
It was totally unexpected and
has rocked my world.
I am 46 and he is 51. We have
been married for nearly 25 years
and have been planning to celebrate
our silver wedding anniversary.
We were at a restaurant having
a cosy dinner to mark his birthday
when he told me we needed to
talk when we got home.
I expected him to say he was
leaving as we have not been a real
couple for the past year or two.
I was shocked to the core when
he said he realised he is a
transvestite a year ago — but worse
was to come.
Our
son
is
having
an
engagement party in a few weeks’
time and my husband said we’d
have to stay as we are until then.
We haven’t discussed it since.
Our daughter called round to
use our computer as she was
having problems with hers. She
wanted to check a holiday booking
she’d made and my husband told
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her it was in the search history.
She
then
came
across
some
websites for transvestites that he
had been on. It broke her heart
and she rushed out.
Later, my husband explained
everything to her and she told him
she accepts it. My son is still
totally unaware though.
Since
this
bombshell,
my
husband has been sleeping in the
spare room. I went in there to
change the bedding and I was
shocked to see women’s clothing
hanging in the wardrobe.
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under the bed. Last Friday my
husband went to the pub as usual.
The next morning he looked a bit
odd. I could tell he had been
wearing make-up and hadn’t taken
it off properly.
I feel so sick as I know we are
living a lie. I feel I will have to
ask him to leave as I cannot live
like this long-term.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Don’t make a rash
decision you may come to regret.
This sort of compulsion is a deep part
of his personality and he can’t just
stop, even if he loves you deeply.
Cross-dressing can be a relief from
stress, getting away from the
traditional achieving male role, but
your marriage could survive if you are
prepared to try to accept this need.
It is part of his nature which he can’t
change or ignore but you may be able
to work out a compromise.
Say you understand how important
this is to him but your relationship is in
trouble and you need help.
My e-leaflet Cross-Dressing Worries
will help. You can both find
understanding support through the
Beaumont Society (beaumontsociety.
org.uk, 01582 412220). It can help you
find the words to talk to your son too
– the sooner the better.
Dear Deidre
MY parents don’t approve of
my girlfriend as she’s black.
I’m 21 and she is 20. She’s
my best friend and I love
being with her.
My parents’ reaction to my
relationship disappointed me.
Their families didn’t approve
of their relationship so I didn’t
think they’d be like this.
Two months ago, though,
I met a girl my parents would
adore. I like her and I could
probably fall in love with her
but feel really down about it.
Dear Deidre
I HAD a look through my
boyfriend’s phone when he
was asleep and discovered
he has been watching porn
nearly every night for the
past month.
I’m hurt because we haven’t
had sex for weeks. I know he’s
getting aroused by other
women and probably doesn’t
find me attractive any more.
I am 22 and my boyfriend is
24. We’ve been together for
almost a year. I can’t stand
being near him now but I don’t
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. . . IT’S ON
THE TIP OF
MY TONGUE
TO SAY
“TOGETHER”
...
I GUESS
YOU’RE
RIGHT, KIT,
EVEN
THOUGH I
DON’T FEEL
AT ALL
SLEEPY
. . . IN FACT,
I’M RARING TO
GO . . .
. . . IF MARIA
WASN’T MY
SISTER, I’D HAVE
DRAGGED KIT
OFF TO BED. SHE
JUST DOESN’T
DESERVE HIM . . .
The new girl offers an easier,
brighter future but am I just
giving in?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: When our
parents criticise our choice
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cling harder to someone
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when our feelings fade.
But if you know in your
heart your girlfriend is the
right one for you, be mature,
calm and assertive with
your family.
Tell them you don’t want to
fall out but you do want to be
free to follow your heart.
want to confront him because
then he’ll know I’ve been
snooping through his phone.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Watching
pornography might just be a
lazy way to find relief but
it can be addictive.
Say your lack of a sex life
is getting you down. Ask him
to suggest tactics, along
with you, to heat things up.
Sharing sensuous all-over
body massages can be a
non-threatening,
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way to get back to intimacy.
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MY partner resents the time
I spend with my children. She
gives me the silent treatment
and sulks.
We are both 57 but she
seems to be in a dark place.
Her sons with her ex are both
going through marriage
break-ups but it’s like she
has a shield up and won’t let
me help.
I buy her chocolates to try
to cheer her up. It works for a
couple of days then she goes
back to ignoring me.
I have children from my
marriage too but when I go
to see them, my partner
becomes hard work again.
One of my sons lives in
Canada and I haven’t seen
him for two years. My partner
resents the fact I am planning
to visit him early next year.
I don’t want to leave her
but unless she changes her
attitude, I don’t see how our
relationship can survive.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Maybe
she envies how settled your
children seem, but be firm
that your relationship with
them is non-negotiable.
Reassure her you love
her and maybe organise a
holiday for you both as well
as your Canadian trip.
Find support through
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MY twin sister is seeing my ex
and wants a baby with him.
I’m 37 and my ex is 38. We
were married for 14 years and
have a son aged 12. Early in
our relationship, I discovered
my husband was cheating on
me with my sister.
I forgave them but our
marriage broke down and we
split up. Now my sister is
seeing my ex again and
wants a baby. My ex claims
he doesn’t want kids with her
but I know he hates condoms.
My son says he doesn’t
want anything to do with
either of them if his aunt gets
pregnant with his dad’s baby.
Neither of them has talked
to him about it or seems to
realise they’re hurting him.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: You can’t
control them, sadly, but talk
to your ex and say his son
needs his attention and it
will be devastating for him if
his dad has a baby with his
aunt. Ask him to stop
having sex with your sister,
above all unprotected sex.
Talk to your sister, too.
Maybe she is jealous of you
having a child but say she
should find a different man
to father hers.
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DDAILY
BRITAIN has gone batty for
online dating – but can you
really find love at the touch of
a button? This week, Sun
columnist Tinderella rings in
the New Year as part of a
smug couple . . . finally.
I went from a
fat frump to
flex goddess
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NOW
Size 10
10st 3lb
We kiss like kids
No sex, no champagne . . . not
even a lame gag about copping
an eyeful of Santa’s sack.
For two straight days, I sweat
my way to wellness.
But by the 29th I’m feeling
myself again . . . and quite up for
Will feeling me too.
I get to his in time for dinner.
Will looks unsure whether to hug
me so I start unbuttoning his
shirt to convey the Christmas
miracle of my cure.
Two nights later, Gavin is
having a lock-in at his pub for
New Year’s.
New Year’s Eve is dire when
you’re single. That countdown
starts and it’s like a trolley dash
to grab the last available man
before Big Ben’s bongs.
Anyone will do . . . you just
can’t be the one left snogless
when the music stops.
But this year I’m one of those
smug women. Laughing with
Will’s arm curved round me, I’m
too happy to give a toss about
reflecting on the year left behind.
The Thrustinator is but a
distant memory, the ex and the
other ex can jog on.
Ten, nine, eight . . . “Happy
New Year, baby.” Will and I kiss
like kids long after the hammer
drops – really boringly long.
We’re in people’s way as they
scramble to get a round in.
Waking up beside a warm man
I’m nuts about the next day, I feel
quietly hopeful for 2018.
GOT a question, suggestion
or dating advice for Tinders?
Email tinderella@the-sun.co.uk.
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WHAT’S NEXT FOR
TINDERS AND WILL?
FIND OUT NEXT WEEK
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by
JOEL
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JOEL
CHILCOTT
CHILCOTT
MUM OF THREE BAGS BODYBUILDING TITLE
Tinderella
NEEDLESS to say I was sent
home in disgrace for
Sickgate; I had fallen victim to
my disease-harbouring nieces’
vomiting bug and thrown up
while driving to Will’s.
Helping me out of my coat like
a small child, Will steered me
towards the shower to rid us of
the smell of sick from my hair.
Half an hour later, I’m perched
hopefully on the sofa suggesting
I “sleep it off” in Will’s bed.
“Probably best to get a good
night’s kip in your own bed,
babe,” he says nervously. I can
almost hear the hope in his voice.
Suddenly tearful, I decide this
shambles is God’s way of
punishing me for that snog at the
office Christmas party.
Mumbling that I’ll call in the
morning, I shrug off his robe and
climb back into my clothes.
Back at Mum and Dad’s, Mum
packs me off to bed. I spend
Christmas night watching
Victoria and Vera re-runs with my
parents, lying along the couch
under a duvet.
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By KATE THOMPSON
AS she strikes a
pose and flexes her
muscles, it is difficult to
believe Jo Barrett was
ever body-conscious.
But Jo, 38, has undergone a
radical transformation from a
frumpy size 20 to a size ten
bodybuilder.
The mother of three was
recently named British Ladies
Champion by the Natural Physique Association (NPA).
Jo, from Taunton in Somerset,
says: “I only started training
competitively in January last
year so to become the
British champion nine
months later is mindblowing.
“For me, it’s all
about
individuality
and being proud of
your body shape,
whatever shape that
might be.
“When
I
look
muscled and strong, I
feel mentally strong.”
But she hasn’t always
been so confident.
After the birth of her third
son,
Theo,
now
seven,
Jo
weighed almost 17st and fell
into post-natal depression.
She says: “I lost all interest in
life. I sat on the sofa all day in
a listless bubble.
“I loathed my appearance yet
I didn’t have the energy to do
anything about it.
“I grazed all day on junk
food like stuffed-crust pizzas. I
saw myself as a fat, frumpy
woman old before her time.”
Looking after sons Finlay,
now ten, and Jack, eight, as
well as the new baby took its
toll on her mental health.
And when Theo was six
months old, she sought help
from her GP.
She was prescribed antidepressants, which helped her
regain some focus, but she
knew she didn’t want to be
dependent on them for ever.
Jo began to set herself small
fitness goals, joined a Zumba
class and learned more about
what she ate, adopting a highprotein diet. In 2013, she joined
CrossFit, which combines highintensity interval training (HIIT)
THEN
Size 20
17st
PROUD . . . Jo
with sons
Finlay,
Jack and Theo
with weights and
gymnastics.
Jo says: “It ticked
all the boxes. I loved
the
discipline
and
the
camaraderie. Soon I was going
six times a week. Six months
later, I was going out one
evening and I tried on a fitted
bodycon dress.
“I looked in the mirror and
for the first time in years, I
liked what I saw. I felt empowered, sexy and in control.”
But Jo’s world crashed down
around her when her mum
Joyce died in February 2015 of a
heart attack. Joyce was 69.
‘I’ve worked hard
for this physique’
Jo sought sanctuary at the
gym, training twice a day to
escape her pain.
She says: “I was bereft. I
knew I was suppressing my
grief but I couldn’t stop. In the
end, my body collapsed in the
gym one day. I underestimated
the
physiological
effects
of
trauma. My knee caved in and I
hit the floor.”
Meanwhile, her marriage was
crumbling too.
Jo says: “Losing my mum
forced
me
to
re-evaluate
everything,
including
my
relationship. I used exercise to
escape my failing marriage.
“It was an amicable split —
we were and still are great
friends — but we both decided
we needed time apart.
“The owner of my gym
encouraged me to try bodybuilding and I needed a new
challenge, so I threw myself
into it.
“I began a 16-week bodybuilding training programme,
which monitored every calorie
burnt and consumed, alongside
my fat-to-muscle ratio.”
Jo trained intensively and at
one point was doing two hours
of cardio training a day — an
hour in the morning and one in
the evening — with 90 minutes
of strength training in the
middle
of
the
day.
She
consumed just 1,400 calories a
day, spread over five meals.
She says: “The toughest part
was when my body started to
go into ketosis, where it uses up
its fat stores.
“By about 3pm I would be
starving and grumpy, which
unfortunately
coincided
with
school pick-up time.”
But the sacrifices began to
pay off and in April she placed
third in two regional qualifying
competitions. Six months later
she claimed a national title at
the NPA British Championships.
Jo, now a personal trainer, is
pursuing
more
bodybuilding
goals and is determined to rise
above the body-shamers.
She says: “I put some of my
‘before’ and ‘after’ photos on the
internet and was immediately
trolled by people saying, ‘How
can
you
think
that
looks
better?’ and, ‘Why do you want
to look like a man?’
“I’m interested to know why
my muscles threaten them. How
dull would life be if we all
conformed to the same image?
“I’ve worked hard for this
physique and I think that sends
my boys a positive message —
that with discipline, drive and
determination you can achieve
your goals.
“I’m also a massive advocate
of individualism. It’s good to
stand out from the crowd.
“Let’s challenge the status
quo. I’m happy, healthy and I
feel strong and powerful. What’s
wrong with that?”
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IT’S TIME TO SMARTEN UP
Navy
collarless
coat, £115,
Linea at
House of
Fraser; white
stripe shirt,
£39.50,
Autograph
at Marks &
Spencer;
navy cord
trousers,
£39.99, Zara;
white mules,
£56,
Topshop
SIMPLE FOODS
CARROT & CUMIN
SOUP WITH GINGER
(Serves 2)
YOU NEED:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion,
finely chopped
800g carrots,
roughly chopped
1 litre veg stock
4 tbsp natural Greek
yoghurt
Navy V-neck top, £12, Miss Selfridge;
navy skirt, £49, Topshop; grey bag,
£69
TIP: Go for top-to-toe colour to make
your figure appear longer and
leaner. Ruching detail on the skirt
will disguise any lumps and bumps
6 drops Holy Lama
Cumin Spice Drops
6 drops Holy Lama
Ginger Spice Drops
Salt to taste
Croutons, pepper
and coriander
leaves to garnish
METHOD: Heat the olive oil and gently
cook the onions until they turn pink.
Add the carrots and saute for 2
minutes, stirring.
Add the stock and cook for 25
minutes until the carrots are tender.
Blend the soup into a smooth
texture. Add salt to taste.
Infuse 4 tbsp yoghurt with Cumin
Tip
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now and they wil
see you through
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Spice Drops and Ginger Spice Drops.
Pour the soup into bowls and add in
half the infused yoghurt into each bowl
and stir through.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves,
croutons and pepper.
lFor information about the full range
of Spice Drops and more delicious
recipes, visit holylama.co.uk.
Get the
READ ON TO CHANGE
LIFE FOR THE BETTER
WHETHER you want to cut down on
booze, drop a dress size or improve
your parenting skills, there’s a book
that may help you to achieve your goal
in 2018.
Here, NATASHA HARDING chooses
some of the best.
BEST FOR PARENTS
– The Yes Brain Child
by Dr. Daniel J Siegel
(£14.99, Simon &
Schuster): Often,
when children can’t do
something, their
response is to act up
or shut down. By
teaching them to cope
and solve their own
problems you’re
nurturing their “yes brain”, the part that is
resilient and resourceful. The book is full
of advice as well as practical tips to
encourage kids to say yes, no matter
what the challenge.
BEST FOR CHANGING
YOUR DIET – The Food
Effect Diet by Dr Michelle
Braude (£13.99, Piatkus):
A simple, delicious and
satisfying way of eating
that sheds weight and
boosts energy while
giving you glowing skin,
increased brain power
and optimal health. Once
you’ve dealt with the facts,
you’ll find more than
70 recipes and easyto-follow food tables
to guide your choices
for each food group.
BEST FOR
IMPROVING
POSTURE – Sit
Strong by Harriet
Griffey (£10, Hardie
Grant): We all sit too much, whether in
the car, at the office or on the sofa.
The British Heart Foundation reported
last year that more than 20million
people in the UK are
physically inactive.
The author shows
you how to
strengthen your
body and improve
flexibility to help
counter the very real
health risks caused
by excessive sitting.
BEST FOR
INSPIRATION –
Recharge: A Year of Self-Care to
Focus on You by Julie Montagu
(£12.99, Piatkus): If you feel as
though you’ve lost your mojo,
Recharge shows you how to do
redress aspects of your life month-bymonth. Every four-week period
focuses on a different topic:
mindful eating, digital detox and
stress. At the end you’ll have lots of
new ideas and passion for
improving.
BEST FOR REDUCING ALCOHOL
INTAKE – Mindful Drinking by
Rosamund Dean (£12.99,
Trapeze): The author decided she
needed to make some changes
and began exploring the
possibilities of drinking less. In it,
Dean
combines
scientific
expertise and
practical
advice to
promote a
“healthy and
more mindful”
relationship
with alcohol.
Tip
Smarten up
this luxe sporty
it
suit by teaming
with a fine knit
instead of a
casual
T-shirt
Navy rollneck top,
£8.99, New
Look; blazer,
£45 and
matching
trousers, £39,
both
Topshop;
trainers, £85,
Reebok at
Schuh
IT’S time to reset your wardrobe for the
new year.
Forget the frills, bells and whistles that
came with Christmas party dressing,
and opt for a streamlined new look that
means business.
Navy is a style staple that won’t go
out of fashion, and it isn’t as harsh as
wearing black.
Pepper in tones of white and grey to
add contrast.
Here, GABRIELE DIRVANAUSKAS rounds
up the high street’s best January blues.
lHair and make-up by Bella Jones
using Kiehl’s and Bobbi Brown.
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YOUR WARDROBE AND JOIN THE NAVY
Navy V-neck top,
£12, Miss
Selfridge; navy
skirt, £49,
Topshop; grey
bag, £69, M&S
Tip
A wrap top
will cinch you in
ar
at the waist. We
it with smart,
ipe
tailored pinstr
trousers for a
fresh work
look
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HOW TO TURN
OFF STRESS
SIPPING a smoothie can help to load up on nutrients
if you’ve been burning the candle at both ends.
But the drinks have had a lot of bad press due to
the amount of sugar some contain.
Not all smoothies are created equal. Some
promise no added sugar, so the amount you
consume is purely from the fruit.
While to help others retain more of the nutrients in
the fruit and veg, a special non-thermal high
pressure system is used to kill off unwanted
bacteria.
Here, LYNSEY HOPE rounds up six of the best to
boost your health.
INNOCENT GORGEOUS GREENS
(£3 for 750ml, morrisons.com)
Blend of pressed apples, pear, peach, courgette,
spinach and kale. No added sugar and no
concentrates. It’s a great source of vitamin C, which
keeps the immune system healthy. Contains 46
calories and 8g of sugar per 100ml.
Blue wrap top, £29,
Topshop; pinstripe
pull trousers, £19.99,
New Look; blue suede
ankle boots, £85, M&S
January blues
BERRY BLISS SMOOTHIE
(£2 for 750ml, tesco.com)
A pasteurised mix of apple, strawberry, beetroot and
blackcurrant juices, with added flax seeds which are
rich in omega-3 fats and have been shown to be
good for the heart. Some studies reckon they may
also reduce your risk of cancer, stroke and diabetes.
Contains 50 calories and 9g of sugar per 100ml.
NAKED MANGO JUICE SMOOTHIE
(£3.79 for 750ml, tesco.com)
Apples, mangoes, bananas and oranges with added
vitamins and zinc. No added sugar or preservatives.
A good source of vitamins B5 and B6, which boost
red blood cell metabolism and help to keep the
immune system healthy. Contains 52 calories and
12g of sugar per 100ml.
Tip
Team
nav y with
neutrals like
grey. A classic
cut coat like this
will see you
through several
seasons
SAVSE SUPER BLUE SMOOTHIE
(£4 for 750ml, ocado.com)
Blueberry, blackcurrant, beetroot, strawberry, kale,
spinach and apple make this one of the highest
vitamin-filled smoothies you can buy. Savse never
heat or pasteurise their smoothies. High in fibre and
vitamin C. Contains 42 calories and 7.6g of sugar per
100ml.
Tip
M&S have
updated the
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classic white shi l.
with button detai
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A belte
skirt will
accentuate
the waist
NATURE’S HEART GOLDENBERRY & CHIA
(£2.79 for 330ml, hollandandbarrett.com)
A great choice for an energy boost with iron-rich
chia seeds and a mix of apple, mango, banana,
orange and goldenberry, a South American fruit also
known as physalis. It contains vitamin K and betacarotene, which according to some research can
reduce the risk of cancer. Contains 111 calories and
12.6g of sugar per 100ml.
Tip
Go for
top-to-toe
colour to make
your figure
appear longer.
Ruching detail on
skirt diguises
lumps &
bumps
Striped navy jacket, £129,
Linea at House of Fraser;
grey skirt, £65, Autograph
at M&S; dark blue top,
£19.99, Mango; gold
earrings, £6, asos.com
White button detail
shirt, £25, M&S; blue
midi skirt, £49.50,
Autograph at Marks
and Spencer; boots,
£39.99, Zara
INNOCENT POMEGRANATE, BLUEBERRY & ACAI
(£2.78 for 750ml, asda.com)
Tasty and contains a blend of seven fruit including
grapes, banana, blueberry and pomegranate. A
250ml serving provides two of your five a day. No
added sugar or concentrate and as an added bonus,
Innocent donate ten per cent of all profits to charity.
Contains 61 calories and 13g of sugar per 100ml.
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@ the-sun.co.uk
The page where you tell Britain what you think
THERE have been suggestions that
Lewis Hamilton, pictured, should
be made a Sir. Why should these
so-called celebs get knighthoods?
Doctors, nurses, firefighters –
anybody who save lives should be
get honoured.
and I don’t assume that a PETROL and diesel prices are
soaring. Has everyone forgotten
woman cannot be a firefighter.
PAUL JONES about fracking? We have plentiful
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics supplies under our feet. Let’s get
THE “offer” of possible talks a move on.
MIKE BRUNT
between North and South Korea
Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex
is not genuine. This is simply
CILLA SEAR another attempt by Kim Jong-un WHAT kind of message does
Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk
to annoy the US.
Mike Tyson, pictured, opening a
cannabis farm send out to
Talks may help two
WHEN will all this sexism
young wannabe boxers or
sides find peace but a
nonsense stop?
sports people?
third party with experiThe London Fire Brigade
ence, such as the UN,
Is he aware of the drughas complained about the
induced psychosis that some
would
be
a
better
use of the word “fireman”
users can endure?
approach.
on a CBeebies show.
DENNIS FITZGERALD
PATRICIA OTTO-LANGUI
I grew up with the word
“fireman” used all the time
Melbourne, Australia
Tower Hamlets, E London
Let down on
Brexit stamp
£50
LETTER
HOW can we NOT
have a set of
stamps to mark
Brexit?
This is typical of the
crafty ways of those who try to
undermine our referendum.
And what a fantastic design
The Sun’s first one is, four Red
Arrows representing us aiming
for the stars outside the EU.
I feel a campaign coming on.
Why not have a competition and
vote to select the best designs?
DAVID SNELSON
Stockport
ROYAL Mail can issue stamps to
celebrate Game Of Thrones, Star
Wars and Beatrix Potter but
refuse
one
to
commemorate
Britain leaving the EU.
This is a historic occasion
whether you agree with it or not
and it should be reflected in our
nation’s stamps. Stamps should
not be influenced by political
agendas. Royal Mail must reverse
this decision.
LUKE RUSSELL
Wakefield, West Yorks
WHY shouldn’t the Royal Mail
bring out Game Of Thrones
stamps? The series is fabulous
and has a massive following.
Brexit has become boring.
SYLVIA MONK
Hayling Island, Hants
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PENSIONERS manning our
ports is a great idea. Home
Secretary Amber Rudd should
get on with it ASAP.
MARY DAWSON
Renfrew
FOREIGN aid should be cut to
provide
cash
for
the
NHS.
Visitors should not be allowed to
land unless they have insurance
to pay for treatment, including
pregnant women.
All immigrants should have
enough money to pay into insurance on arrival for five years.
MIKE TURNER
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
PHIL, Swansea
WONDER what Prince Philip
thinks of Prince Harry’s beard.
MARION, Berks
THERE is no deterrent for knife
crime. If people knew they would
get 20 years in jail for carrying
one they wouldn’t do it.
S TAYLOR, Slough, Berks
I CAN’T believe The London Fire
Brigade has taken offence at the
word “fireman” in a cartoon. I’m
sick of the PC brigade.
GEORGE, Chippenham, Wilts
slots would soon be used up. The
cost of cancelling, re-booking and
re-cancelling must be colossal.
GILL OSBORNE
Bristol
BILLIE JO PATTEN
Newcastle upon Tyne
WHY is the Government sitting
on their hands and allowing the
misuse of the health service?
As a paramedic of some 30
years I can quote a number of
cases of people coming from
abroad specifically for treatment.
If I go to any other country I
would get no treatment without
insurance or credit card.
THE NHS has put on hold nonurgent procedures, due to the
pressure on hospitals.
As
this
seems
to
happen
annually,
why
not
try
NOT
booking
any
non-urgent
admissions from Christmas until
February 1? Many patients opt to
come in at short notice, so the
GPs no longer work at weekends.
Last year my surgery closed once
for four days.
Is it any wonder A&E is under
pressure? If any other services,
airlines, railways, and so on were
unavailable for four days, chaos
would ensue. Is no one going to
SHAME on the Royal Mail for
refusing to print commemorative
stamps to mark Brexit.
What has it come to when one
of
Britain’s
greatest
political
changes is ignored in favour of a
bloodthirsty TV programme?
address this issue? Death and
sickness do not take a holiday.
NAME & ADDRESS SUPPLIED
THERE can be no better cause to
unite politicians of all parties
than rescuing the NHS. It is one
of Britain’s greatest achievements.
MPs must stop arguing about
who to blame and strive to get it
back on its feet.
JANE FISHER
Newcastle upon Tyne
THE NHS, the jewel in our
crown, is not to be treated like a
normal business.
It needs more funding and a
reduction or even eradication of
non-essential, non-medical posts
and the money saved could then
be put towards people getting
their required operations.
MIKE BURNETT
Arbroath, Angus
WITH the NHS in dire straits,
this
Government
should
ban
health tourists.
They use scarce resources and
block beds paid for by UK
taxpayers whose treatment is
often delayed.
ALFIE NEILD
Warrington, Cheshire
THE hard-working staff in our
hospitals are not to blame for the
state of our NHS, nor can
governments blame the elderly.
The reason it is at breaking
point is because of huge levels of
immigration over the last two
decades, the closure of councilrun elderly people’s homes and
health tourism.
MICHAEL MORGAN
Cosham, Hants
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As determined Saturn sharpens your ambition, you are ready to
commit to some tough goals. This time you will see them
through, be it getting fitter or landing a promotion. The first
step is to start now. Mars adds a new layer of passion to a
relationship. Single? A Libra charms and challenges you.
There is an adventurous aspect to you that is rarely seen – but
that just makes it more exciting. You understand other people’s
dreams of travel and can find a way to fulfil them that is also a
potential moneymaker for you. But love may be the strongest
reason for learning a new language.
Thoughts and feelings that simmer under the surface of family
life are ready to be revealed, spicing up your day. A time of
accepting or making excuses is replaced by action. Helping a
newcomer at work tests your patience but has a lucky outcome
for both of you.
There’s a serious foundation to everything you say that makes
others listen, so don’t waste the chance to say what’s on your
mind. A love question, when asked sincerely, will be answered
in the same way. Pushing your own ideas at work is a bit scary
but that’s why it is worth doing. Partners win prizes together.
Jupiter and Mars walk in step through your family zone, so even
if you never saw yourself as a homebody, something pulls you
towards creating a beautiful, comfortable living space. If you
start the day single, your most gossipy friend does some subtle
but very effective matchmaking.
The moon is in your sign so there is a sensitive thoughtfulness
about you that is irresistible to someone you admired from a
distance. Already in a relationship? A partner won’t ask but
needs to hear you say those loving words. Job-wise, your ideas
may be smarter than the boss’s but don’t make it too obvious.
So many things slot into place as clear-thinking Mercury is on
your side. With your new understanding of financial facts and
figures, it could be a profitable day. The moon sharpens your
love power and you attract people just by thinking about them.
Luck links families on opposite sides of the world.
Your community spirit is raring to go, as the moon and Saturn
link up across your chart. Any role you volunteer for is set for
success and your place in a team can be secured. Following
your heart, rather than the more cautious messages of your
mind, is a risky strategy but can be the most rewarding one.
A new certainty to your goal-setting zone ends any wavering.
The Saturn effect ensures you go for the kind of job that fulfils
your deepest ambitions rather than just the biggest pay day. In
romance terms, you instantly recognise who is ready for a total
relationship and who would just be around for the good times.
You have a rare blend of talent and tenacity that brings success
to a project you work on with a friend, especially one linked to
the entertainment world. If you are single, only take things
further with a Taurus if you are ready for serious, sensuous love
that’s strong on loyalty. Family luck is linked to an old photo.
On a warm, loving day, you can start to look forward again with
a partner. New ways of sharing can succeed far faster than you
expect. If you are single, a meeting as a clock strikes eight
means a lot. At work, someone who has achieved so much is
looking your way. So dress – and act – to impress.
Sweetheart planet Venus visits the “wish come true” zone of
your chart and the one person you wish was interested feels the
love vibe. Work-wise, you can end the day with a new and
improved status. If you are settled in a relationship – perhaps
too settled – there is still much to learn about each other.
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BRUCE
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FATHER
JOHN MISTY
THE Boss has
been wowing fans
at his one-man
shows on Broadway but he’s also
found time to
work on a new
solo album minus
the E Street Band.
He says it is “influenced by California pop music,
Glen Campbell,
Burt Bacharach.”
NOT content with
releasing one of
last year’s best
albums with Pure
Comedy, the singular talent made
a heartfelt new
album last summer.
Evocative
titles include Mr
Tillman,
Please
Exit the Lobby,
and Ouch, I’m
Drowning.
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PAUL WELLER
THE Modfather’s
creative
streak
looks set to continue apace in the
year he hits 60.
After 2017’s A
Kind Revolution,
we can expect an
autumn release
with an acoustic
vibe and guests
including folk legend Martin Carthy
(yes, really) and
Villagers’ Conor
O’Brien.
JACK WHITE
THE mercurial former
White Stripes frontman returns with his
“bizarre” third album.
Recorded in New
York and LA, he says
“it’s good gardening
music or roofing
music or back-alley
stabbing
music”.
White’s mastery of
loud/quiet and gentle/brutal looks certain to be explored.
IT’S promising to be a mega year for
new albums. Here SIMON COSYNS
lines up his expected highlights.
SELENA
GOMEZ
THE actress/pop
princess
maintains a hectic
schedule despite
last year’s kidney
transplant. She’s
been working on
new material and
last year saw
three singles that
should feature on
her third solo
album – Bad Liar,
Fetish, Wolves.
BACK ON
THE SCENE
IN 2018
JANELLE
MONAE
ARCTIC
MONKEYS
WITH Alex Turner
and Matt Helders
back from side
projects, one of
the most anticipated albums of
2018 has to be by
Sheffield’s likely
lads, five years
after the strong
AM.
Recording
began in Los
Angeles in September.
FIRST AID KIT
THE Swedish Soderberg sisters, Klara
and Johanna, specialise in an intoxicating blend of soaring
vocals and countrytinged
arrangements. If tracks It’s A
Shame, Fireworks
and Postcard are
anything to go by,
expect more of the
same when fourth
album
Ruins
is
released on Jan 19.
IT’S nearly five
years since the
acclaimed singer/
actress delivered
The Electric Lady.
Now 2018 will see
the R&B star’s
ground-breaking
follow-up. Details
are
scant
so
maybe we’ll wake
up one morning to
find it on iTunes
and Spotify.
MATTHEW E
WHITE
PAUL
McCARTNEY
THE big bearded
soul
brother
brings his Spacebomb sound back
for album No3.
He’s been writing
with acolyte Natalie Prass and
performing new
material live. “This
record will be different,” he promises.“Move further
along my road.”
THE irrepressible
Macca’s
epic
career continues
to thrive. Now fans
can look forward
to his first studio
effort since 2013’s
New. He’s been
recording
with
producer
Greg
Kurstin, and that
man
Donald
Trump comes into
his sights.
MUSE
DEVON’S stadium
giants
fronted
by Matt Bellamy
have been busy
preparing
their
eighth
studio
album, their first
since
2015’s
Drones. Bellamy
says first single
Dig Down offers
a hint of optimism amid all
the negativity in
the world.
JOHNNY
MARR
MORE NEW ALBUMS – NEXT PAGE
THE career renaissance of Smiths
guitarist
Marr
yields a new solo
album in April.
The song Bug
addresses world
politics but Marr
insists most of the
record is apolitical. Other tracks
include Hi Hello
and live favourite
Spiral Cities.
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HOT NEW MUSIC FOR THE NEW YEAR
KYLIE
MINOGUE
RECORDED
in
London, LA and
Nashville,
Kylie
has summoned a
vast array of writers and producers for her 14th
album, due in the
spring, including
Taylor Swift collaborator Nathan
Chapman. Will it
include a bit of
country twang?
EDITORS
THE Brummie band fronted by Tom Smith
have prepared ten songs for album No6,
including some that have been previewed
live (Magazine, Hallelujah and Cold).
Electro artist Blanck Mass features giving
the album, says Smith, a “fresher” sound.
THE New York art-rockers’ first album
since 2013 arrives after the departure of
multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij,
leaving them a three-piece. Frontman
Ezra Koenig is inspired by country greats
Hank Williams and George Jones.
THE 1975
THE PRODIGY
SINGER Matthew Healy senses the pressure is on for new album Music For Cars.
He says: “If you look at third albums, OK
Computer (Radiohead) or The Queen Is Dead
(The Smiths), that’s what we need to do.”
THE Essex ravers are still going strong
and this year sees them revitalised on
their seventh album. New songs premiered live so far are Resonate, Need
Some 1 and Boom Tap.
MANIC
STREET
PREACHERS
NAMED
Resistance Is Futile, the
enduring Welsh
rockers drop their
13th album on
April 6. The new
music harks back
to
the
“naïve
energy” of Generation
Terrorists
and
“orchestral
sweep” of Everything Must Go.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND
SPIRITUALIZED
FRANZ FERDINAND
ALWAYS Ascending is out on Feb 9 with
new members and a new producer. Alex
Kapranos promises something a bit different, less of a “straight-up guitar
album”. Never mind the vinyl boom, this
gets a cassette release.
ONE of the key
bands of the
Nineties, they’re
all about one constant . . .
Jason
“Spaceman” Pierce
and his visionary
neo-psychedelic
rock. He says
the band’s eighth
album, the first
since
2012’s
Sweet
Heart
Sweet Light, could
be their last.
CHARLI XCX
BREAKING with convention, the Brit
singer doesn’t have
much truck with the
album format, preferring to release mix
tapes such as last
year’s Number 1
Angel and Pop 2. Yet
the addictive Boys
serves as the second single for her
upcoming,
as-yetuntitled third album.
BACK ON
THE SCENE
IN 2018
NICKI MINAJ
CHVRCHES
THE outrageous
singer is never
backward in coming forward and
she maintains: “I
know this is going
to be my best
body of work.”
Singles released
so far from her
currently untitled
fourth album are
Changed It, No
Frauds and Regret
In Your Tears.
NOT only has Paul
McCartney been
working with hot
producer
Greg
Kurstin, so too
Glasgow’s synthpop darlings. The
trio with Lauren
Mayberry on lead
vocals received
sage advice from
Eurythmics maestro Dave Stewart.
Album No.3 WILL
be a winner!
JUSTIN
TIMBERLAKE
OUT Feb 2, Man
Of The Woods is
described as Timberlake’s “most
ambitious album”.
He suggests rocking lead single
Filthy “should be
played very loud”.
Traditional American rock combines with his
modern, familiar
R&B influences.
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GIVEN the festivities’ indulgences and capitalism, a
90-minute
documentary
about Zen Buddhist master
Thich Nhat Hanh, narrated
by Benedict Cumberbatch,
seemed the perfect tonic.
Shot over three years, this
doc gives unrivalled access
to Hanh’s French monastery
called Plum Village, looking
at the decision people have
made to give up all possessions in the search for a
sense of being.
There are some wonderful moments. The very
moving inauguration, where
newcomers openly weep
during song, and the surprisingly emotional ritual of
shaving their heads spring
to mind.
Indeed the film’s most
powerful moments are
where it’s seemingly doing
nothing at all, which I guess
is the point of mindfulness.
It loses its way later, when
we go on a road trip to New
York with the monks, after
they have welcomed the
MOVIES
WALK WITH ME
(PG) 94mins
public into the monastery
for a kind of Buddhist
Center Parcs.
I felt cheated seeing them
joking around, watching
videos on an iPhone – it
jarred. Most jarring, though,
was Cumberbatch, who
HHH
doesn’t narrate at all – he
reads from the workings of
the Master himself and it
brings you out of the film.
I enjoyed the film’s almost
nothingness, but when it
delved a little deeper it felt
somewhat lacking.
TOP 5 FILMS
THIS WEEK
IN the space of 30 seconds,
Rosalie Quaid goes from
happily married mum of
three to lonely bloodsoaked mute.
It’s an absolutely brutal
prologue that sets the
scene for this violent and
intense western, which
takes place in New Mexico
in 1892.
Captain Blocker (Christian Bale) is reluctantly
assigned to escort a cancerstricken Cheyenne war chief
back home to die.
He finds Ms. Quaid (Rosamund Pike) mourning her
loss – and with Apaches hot
on their heels, the gang realise they must fight as one to
make it out alive.
The jaw-dropping vistas
of Arizona are displayed in
their full glory while the
human backdrop of slaughter and genocide shown
towards Native Americans
brings out the simmering
tension
between
the
characters.
It’s difficult to overstate
Jamie East
AT THE MOVIES
1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle
3. The Greatest Showman
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5. Paddington 2
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THE TATTOOIST OF
AUSCHWITZ
Heather Morris, £12.99
HOSTILES
(15) 133mins
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how good an actor Bale is,
but the film’s intensity and
heart rests firmly on his
shoulders. He’s at his gruffwhispering best.
While he’s rightly being
slavered with praise, spare a
thought for Pike who quietly
delivers a career best. An
over-sincere second act
stops this from becoming
the astounding film it continually hints at, but a full-on
Bale with a walrus moustache giving it some proper
welly still wins.
Don’t miss
THE HOUSE ON
RECTORY LANE
JAMIE’S
SHOW
10am
You’ve
Getty
see
this
THE tattooist of Auschwitz
marks the number of each
new arrival on their skin. He
tries to do it with compassion
and humanity in a place that
tries to rob everyone of both.
One day as he inks the
numbers of hundreds of
women, his eyes meet those
of one in particular.
He resolves to track her
down, risking his life. But he
doesn’t even know her name,
just her number. This book is
based on the
remarkable true
story of two Slovakian Jews, Lale
and Gita Sokolov.
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JADE
CRADDOCK
Stuart James, £5.99
to1pm
FILM
OF THE
WEEK
JAKE and Kate are desperate
to move out of London with
their son Sean.
When they find their dream
house in a small town they
think it’s too good to be true –
and quickly discover it is.
The house they’ve moved
to is a hotbed of secrets and
it soon becomes apparent
that they can’t trust anybody
or anything.
What happened to the
family who used to live there
and how did they
vanish?
A spooky read
that will grab your
attention from the
very first page.
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GAMES WITH THE
DEAD James Nally, £7.99
DVD OF
THE WEEK
THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART
(15), out Jan 8: From Nazi nookie to
the bone-chilling atrocities of Hitler’s
ethnic cleansing, this is really two (or
possibly even three) films in one.
It centres on the real-life story of an
assassination bid on SS
chief Reinhard Heydrich.
We see how he is seduced
into serving Hitler, the
build-up of the bid to kill
Heydrich and its aftermath.
At times it’s harrowing
but it grips to the end.
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JAYME BRYLA
WHEN a young woman is
kidnapped in disturbingly
familiar circumstances to a
previous high-profile case,
the race is on to find her.
DC Donal Lynch has to
drop off the ransom money
but things don’t go to plan
and he is blamed for the
botched job and suspended.
Those familiar with Donal
know he can connect with the
spirits of deceased murder
victims who give him clues,
and this is no different.
Nally has, once
again, come up
with a great plot
and
sub-plots
that weave very
well together.
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TANIA FINDLAY
HOME ECONOMICS
Jane Ashley, £14.99
YOU’VE already heard
about this film in one of
two ways.
ALL THE MONEY IN THE
WORLD (15) 132mins HHHH
One, it’s Ridley Scott’s take on
the kidnapping of 16-year-old John
Paul Getty III, grandson to the
original, and very wealthy, JPG.
Michelle Williams is Gail, mother
to young JP, who frantically tries to
get her ex-father-in-law to pay the
$17million ransom.
His refusal causes chaos and
leaves her and Getty’s advisor
(played by Mark Wahlberg) to join
forces in securing her son’s release.
Secondly, this is the film that
originally starred Kevin Spacey.
Due to the recent sexual allegations
surrounding him, the film was
seemingly doomed. With the studio
set to can the project, director Ridley
Scott replaced Spacey with Christopher Plummer. It took just nine
days to reshoot his scenes with the
release date slipping by just a few
days, a mind-boggling feat.
So was it worth it? Yes.
It’s a well-crafted period crime
thriller flitting from Rome to
Surrey via Saudi Arabia, which
gets straight into it with the
kidnapping of the young Paul.
As the stand-off between kidnappers and the family carries on,
John Paul Getty’s fearsome reputation as a dealmaker, ballbuster
and miser comes to the fore. There
are
failed
rescues,
attempted
escapes, chases through Roman
streets and an ear removal that
makes Reservoir Dogs seem as
tame as Peppa Pig.
It’s taut, lean and brilliantly
directed by Scott. How he filmed
such quiet, traffic-free shots in the
centre of Rome is beyond me.
The killer moment, summing up
the
dynamic
between
the
characters and the backbone of the
tale, comes in the form of a
valuable artefact bequeathed to
young Paul by his grandfather. Its
sucker-punch reveal, when all else
seems doomed, really hits home.
While Williams carries the film
along and Wahlberg brings his acting chops for a change, this is
Plummer’s moment. While Spacey
would have undoubtedly acted the
hell out of this role, Plummer’s
take on JPG is astonishing.
There is simply no indication of
the turbulence and panic that must
have surrounded the reshoots.
Had he been cast from the start,
we would still be talking about
Plummer for an Oscar.
The fact a huge star can now not
only be fired at any point during a
film’s creation, but also quickly and
seamlessly, must be terrifying to all
actors. In this case, it was the right
choice, morally and creatively.
While its message is obvious —
live by greed and it’ll consume you
— All the Money in the World is
like movie popping candy — it
fizzes and crackles to the end.
Delicious.
JANE Ashley passionately
believes it is possible to eat
like a king every day without
the royal price tag.
She only started cooking a
few years ago and was
inspired by food banks and a
fundraising campaign called
Live Below The Line.
Jane decided to feed her
family on £1 per person a day,
and started blogging about
her experiences.
Since then, she has refined
her recipes, and her book is
full of healthy,
tasty meal plans
that won’t break
the bank.
Great for those
keen to make more
healthy meals.
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48 ............... Friday, January 5, 2018
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CITY
C
RECORD
HIGH
THE FTSE 100
ROSE 24.77
TO 7695.88
Devastated . . Hurricane Maria
ILL WINDS
A BLOW TO
INSURERS
A SPATE of natural disasters
including hurricanes
Harvey, Irma and Maria
have left the global
insurance industry facing
a record bill for 2017.
The deadly winds, as well
as a severe earthquake in
Mexico in September,
floodings in Asia and other
catastrophes have cost
insurers £100billion,
according to an annual
report from Munich Re.
The costs given by the
German reinsurer are three
times the ten-year average
of £36billion and eight per
cent higher than the
previous records in 2005
and 2011.
According to Munich Re,
it is a taste of what is to
come for the industry, as
extreme weather events
become more common.
“We have a new
normal,” said Ernst Rauch,
head of Munich Re’s
corporate climate centre,
which monitors climate
change risks. “2017 was
not an outlier.”
The hurricanes, wildfires
in California and
earthquakes in Mexico
destroyed homes,
infrastructure and cost
numerous lives.
Last year’s total losses,
including those not
insured, were £229billion.
SO TOUGH
ON BOOTS
FALLING UK sales at
BOOTS pharmacies are
weighing on its US owner
WALGREENS.
The world’s largest
pharmacy operator said the
market “continues to be
challenging” for Boots UK,
which reported a 1.4 per
cent fall in retail sales.
Overall, first-quarter
profits at Walgreens Boots
Alliance fell by more than a
fifth to £606million despite
revenues of £2.2billion.
It took a hit linked to an
investment in a Chinese
wholesaler in the three
months to November. Its
shares were down by 6.1
per cent by mid-morning in
New York, knocking about
£2.9billion off its value.
MASTERS
FOR BAE
THE UK’s engineering
skills base is set for a
shot in the arm with
what is thought to be the
first masters-level
apprenticeship scheme.
BAE SYSTEMS and
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
launch the programme next
week, with 76 engineers
taking part.
Teaching will be entirely
online, including interactive
video sessions with
Cranfield’s academics.
BAE Systems’ Richard
Hamer said: “We’re excited
to be the trailblazer for
this new qualification and
we’re delighted that our
graduate engineers are
able to partner with such
a prestigious institution.”
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£1 BUYS €1.12, US $1.36.
BRENT CRUDE $67.90
IT’S FALLS GOLD
McLAREN BOOMS
SHOP prices in December fell at their fastest
rate since March last
year, driven by falls in
non-food products.
Overall
shop
prices
were 0.6 per cent cheaper
than
December
2016,
according to the BRCNielsen Shop Price Index.
Non-food prices fell at
McLAREN sold a record
3,340 cars last year.
The British luxury carmaker’s
Sports
Series
accounted for two-thirds
of sales in 2016.
It shifted 2,119 cars in
the range — its cheapest
models at about £140,000
— up from 2,031 in 2016.
The rest of the sales were
their fastest rate since
January 2017, falling 2.1
per cent year on year.
Experts said lower prices gave “welcome options
for Christmas shoppers on
a stretched budget”.
But food inflation rose
to 1.8 per cent in December from 1.5 per cent in
November.
of its pricier Super Series.
Mike Flewitt, chief executive, said: “Demand has
been strong across all our
products in 2017.”
Meanwhile, Aston Martin’s full-year sales rose
58 per cent to 5,117 units
in 2017, hitting their highest level in nine years as
a turnaround bears fruit.
RECORD XMAS SEES
STORE SALES SOAR
Jingle
Aldi way
to £10bn
76.6%
amount online
sales rose in
six weeks
to Dec 31
A RECORD Christmas for
Aldi helped it to more than
£10billion in sales last year.
MOUNTAIN’S
SALES PEAK
WHIT’S NEW MAN
management shake-up in
the wake of a profit
warning last month.
Robin Shaw has been
appointed to the new role
of chief executive of Saga
Travel after a restructure
to
combine
tour
and
cruise operations.
Gary Duggan has taken
over from Roger Ramsden
as chief executive of Saga
Services.
Aldi’s premium range saw sales
rocket 30 per cent in
December. Boss Matthew
Barnes said: “This was
our busiest-ever Christmas as millions of festive shoppers switched to
Aldi from more expensive food retailers.
“Although
we
saw
strong growth across all
categories, the performance of our premium
Specially Selected range
in particular surpassed
all expectations.
“This is a clear sign
that shoppers knew they
could indulge in Christmas treats and festive
essentials at Aldi for a
fraction of the price they
would pay elsewhere.”
The
German
chain
4M
number
of mince
pies sold
MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE has
reported
record
Christmas
sales, up 38.2 per cent in the
six weeks to December 31.
The outdoor clothing and
equipment retailer’s online revenue rose by 76.6 per cent
over the same period.
It sold 250,000 pairs of
gloves, 150,000 padded jackets
and 80,000 snow boots.
Meanwhile, Black Friday was
the busiest day in the company’s 20-year history.
Boss Mark Neale said: “The
cold weather was an early
Christmas present for us.”
FORMER ITV chief exec
Adam Crozier is to become chairman of WHITBREAD, owner of Costa
Coffee and Premier Inn.
Mr Crozier, who was
also chief exec at Saatchi
& Saatchi, the FA and
Royal Mail, ended a seven-year ITV stint in June.
Meanwhile,
over-50s
travel and insurance firm
SAGA has embarked on a
Festive shoppers chose the
budget supermarket chain over
pricier rivals and it bagged its
best UK year yet.
said overall UK sales were at least
15 per cent higher last month compared with the same 2016 period.
The festive boost pushed its total
2017 sales in the UK and Ireland
over £10billion for the first time.
Aldi sold more than 6.8 million
bottles of wine, Champagne and
Prosecco
during
December,
or
200,000-plus bottles every day. It
flogged more than four
million mince pies and
100 million packs of vegetables.
Aldi’s
Specially
Selected
mince
pies,
Aberdeen
Angus
beef
roasting joints and Irish
cream
liqueur
were
among the top-sellers.
The retailer, which has
762 stores in the UK,
reiterated its long-term
strategy to have a network of 1,000 by 2022.
Yesterday it pledged
to match the Living
Wage Foundation’s recommended rates of £8.75
per hour nationally and
£10.20 in London for
all its employees from
February 1.
6.8M
bottles of
fizz and
wine sold
CLOSING PRICES
A selection of last night’s
FTSE closing prices:
BARCLAYS up 0.8 to
204.50
BP up 5.8 to 530.00
CENTRICA up 2.1 to
141.80
HSBC up 2.7 to 766.10
LLOYDS up 0.59 to
68.06
M&S down 11.7 to 308.80
MORRISONS down 0.8 to
222.50
RBS up 2.5 to 278.00
ROYAL MAIL down 5 at
454.20
SAINSBURY’S down 1.4
at 242.10
TESCO up 1.6 at 211.20
l Full share prices in
Saturday’s paper.
NOW CFO IS HOFF
THE
chief
financial
officer of stricken South
African retailer STEINHOFF INTERNATIONAL has
stepped down.
It comes a month into
the accounting scandal
that has already claimed
the group’s chief executive and chairman.
Steinhoff owns Bensons
for Beds, Poundland and
Harveys. Ben la Grange
will be replaced by the
finance boss of Steinhoff’s
UK business, Philip Dieperink, who was named
acting CFO.
Mr La Grange’s resignation follows a Steinhoff
warning on Tuesday that
its accounting irregularities likely affected financial years prior to 2015.
Sunemployment
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Jobspot
HOUSE Of Fraser is
looking for sales
advisors for their
Bristol store. See
apply.houseof
fraser.co.uk/jobs.
TACKLE
AUTISM
JOB GAP
AUTISTIC people are being “let
down” by employers, research
has found.
Despite plans to find more
jobs for those affected by the
condition, just 16 per cent are
in full-time paid roles.
This figure has not improved
in more than a decade,
according to the National
Autistic Society (NAS).
The charity claims around
700,000 people on the
spectrum in the UK are being
overlooked by employers.
It is now calling for the
Government to step in and
provide support for people
with autism to find work.
Employers such as Microsoft
and GCHQ have long
recognised the strengths of
people with autism, such as
tenacity and the ability to think
differently, which is great for
problem solving.
NAS is campaigning
for the current number of
autistic people in work to be
doubled, with the help of
ministers.
Mark Lever, the charity’s
chief executive, said:
“Autistic people have a huge
contribution to make to our
economy and society.”
Learn more at autism.org.uk.
Jobspot
ARRIVA has
vacancies for bus
drivers at its depot
in Selby, North
Yorks. See
arrivabus.co.uk/
yorkshire/jobs.
Recruitment
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research and talking to people in your industry.
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– a new outfit, an updated
haircut – then get a new picture
taken to use on your profiles.
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SIGNS IT’S TIME TO GO
THERE are some telltale
signs that it is time to
swap careers.
Here Angela Middleton
of apprentice training
firm
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and host of career
advice podcast iwant2ba,
reveals four of them.
You hit the snooze
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dad was diagnosed with
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her to change careers.
Judith, 58, was so appalled by the
standard of care for dad Albert, a
former Army para, that she decided
to become a carer for the elderly.
After years of working with
children, the nursery nurse joined
Home Instead Senior Care.
The UK-wide home-care provider
helps older people continue to live
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And the company has more than
10,000 care jobs to fill over the next
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Married mum-of-two Judith, from
Saddleworth,
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says: “When Dad was poorly, we
wanted to bring him home so we
could care for him as a family.
‘The best job’
“The hospital told us, ‘You should
stick him in a care home, as you
will not be able to cope’.
“We brought him home but the
care
support
we
received
was
vate you to get out of bed.
Life’s too short!
Your head’s in the
clouds: You need to
find
something
that
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You’re baffled by
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DUO. . . Louise,
left, and Judith
heart-breaking. That triggered something in me.
“I knew there was a better way,
that I could care for someone else’s
loved one much better than my dad
had been cared for.”
Albert died in 2000, aged 76, but
Judith’s career move also inspired
her niece Louise Kershaw, who quit
her admin job with bread firm
Warburtons to join Home Instead
Senior Care. Louise, 42, says: “It’s
the best thing since sliced bread!”
For details on Home Instead
Senior Care and to apply for jobs,
see homeinsteadjobs.co.uk.
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ADVICE. . . Angela
ESCAPING a bad boss is the
single most common reason for
wanting to find a new job.
But there are ways to make
things better without fleeing.
New book The Boss Factor,
by psychologist and executive
coach Richard Boston, has
these tips for taking a fresh
perspective on our relationships
with managers.
Have a vision. Work out what
you’re looking for in the longer
term and what you’ll need to
bring to the party if a boss is
going to support you.
Put yourself in your boss’s
shoes. The more you
understand your boss, the easier
you’ll find it to get them to give
you what you need to be happy
and successful in your job.
Take a long hard look in the
mirror. Ask yourself: “What am I
contributing, good and bad, to
this relationship?”
Seek clarity. What does your
boss really want from you? What
do you need from them to help
you do your job to the best of
your ability?
Be courageous. The key to
challenging well is to do so from
a position of trust. So before you
step up and show courage, ask
yourself: “Is there any reason
they might think they can’t trust
me in any of those areas?”
lThe Boss Factor: 10 Lessons
In Managing Up For Mutual
Gain by Richard Boston,
LeaderSpace, £14.99.
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TEMPLEGATE
GOING: HEAVY (SOFT IN PLACES)
TOM PEPPER
12.40 ......Take The High Road 12.40..................Investigation
1.15....................Lady Mix (nb) 1.15......................Dark Sunset
1.50 ..............BALLYDINE (nap) 1.50 ................Very First Time
2.25.......................Knockrobin 2.25.............Jammin Masters
2.55 .................Massini’s Lady 2.55..........Cant Pay Wont Pay
3.25..................Up To No Good 3.25 ................BABY TED (nap)
TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Ballydine and Lady Mix (double, Wetherby)
with Jazz Affair (Kempton).
TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Baby Ted (Wetherby) and Alternate Route
(Southwell). SUNRATINGS’ NAP: GHASEEDAH (2.40 Southwell).
SIRIUS, SUN ON SUNDAY, NAP: TALLY’S SONG (6.45 Kempton).
nTIC-TAC: Left-handed, undulating track of 1m 4f with nine stiff fences to a circuit and a
run-in of 200yds. nLEADING TRAINERS WITH RUNNERS (2013-2018): Mrs S Smith
34-234, M Hammond 22-243, W Greatrex 19-65, D McCain 19-138. THIS SEASON: M
Hammond 4, D McCain 3, P Kirby 3. nTOP JOCKEYS WITH RIDES (2013-2018): B
Hughes 33-281, D Cook 25-159, A Nicol 18-92, R Johnson 15-69. THIS SEASON: B
Hughes 7, R Johnson 5, J Colliver 3. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Lady Mix (1.15) trained
at Tiverton. Round trip of 546 miles. nLIVE ON RUK
12.40
RACING UK JUMP TO IT JUVENILE MAIDEN HURDLE
(Class 5); 4-y-o; winner £3,509; 2m. (5 runners)
1
AARDWOLF F74 W Greatrex 11-0............................................ R Johnson —
2
6 ABOUT GLORY 9 J Riches 11-0 .................................................... A Nicol 90
3
INVESTIGATION F13 (HH) S A Harris 11-0 ............................... J Quinlan —
4
TAKE THE HIGH ROAD F50 K Dalgleish 11-0 .......................... B Hughes —
5
P7 TITAN 16 (T) Oliver Greenall 11-0 .......................................... I Popham l99
BETTING: 1-3 Aardwolf, 5-2 Take The High Road, 20 Titan, 33 Investigation
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 2-3
2017: Allfredandnobell 10-9 F O’Toole 5-1 (M Hammond), 8 ran.
1.15
BET AT RACINGUK.COM MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE
(4); value to the winner £4,809; 3m.
(6 runners)
1
3112-25 TOTAL ASSETS 42 S Waugh 10-11-12............................ C Bewley (3) l99
2
-114541 DARK SUNSET 21 (D) D McCain 7-11-6 ............................... W Kennedy 97
3
2346-31 NARANJA 38 J Snowden 6-11-5............................................. G Sheehan 85
4
12-6653 LADY MIX 21 N Hawke 5-11-5 ............................................... J Bowen (5) 92
5
P-34324 KATY ROYAL 17 C Fairhurst 6-11-0 .......................................... J Colliver 90
6
/3-5F12 PENNYWELL 17 W Greatrex 8-10-13...................................... R Johnson 98
BETTING: 15-8 Pennywell, 5-2 Dark Sunset, 9-2 Katy Royal, 6 Total Assets, 7
Naranja, 12 Lady Mix
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 1-2
2017: Happy Diva 6-11-11 R Patrick 9-4 JtFav (Kerry Lee), 7 ran.
FORM
dived at 4 out and headed, led again
TOTAL ASSETS (10-4) 13-2 always
last, came clear, stayed on, bt Miss
rear, headway3 out, kept on, 5th of
Adventure (10-12) 33/4l (8 ran) (Ling9 (btn 53/4l) to Delusionofgrandeur
field 2m 3f mdn hdle (4) £5,198 soft).
(11-12) (Catterick 3m 1f hcap ch (3)
KATY ROYAL (10-13) 9-1 kept on
£7,798 good to soft).
same pace, 4th of 11 (btn 19l) to
DARK SUNSET (11-1) 5-1 tracked
Buckle Street (11-5) (Catterick 3m 1f
leaders, ridden 3 out, stayed on last,
hcap hdle (4) £3,249 good to soft).
led run-in, driven, bt Big Penny (1112) 2l LADY MIX (11-2) 25-1 led 3 PENNYWELL (11-7) 6-1 held up, headway 2 out, pressed winner, kept on
out, not fluent next, headed last, 3rd
1
one pace, btn 2l by Minella
(btn 2 / 4l) (6 ran) (Doncaster 3m
Gathering (10-8) (8 ran) (Fakenham
hcap hdle (4) £3,899 good).
2m 7f hcap hdle (4) £5,198 soft).
NARANJA (10-12) 4-5 fav led until
1.50
JUMP TO IT AND JOIN RACING UK NOVICE HANDICAP
CHASE (3); winner £7,408; 3m.
(5 runners)
1
1227-42 SCOTCHTOWN 27 N Twiston-Davies 6-11-8...................... J Bargary (3) 97
2
21129/2 BALLYDINE 30 C Longsdon 8-11-8............................ Jonathan Burke l99
3
882-F11 VERY FIRST TIME 13 (D) T Easterby 6-11-8 ........................... B Hughes 98
4
411P7/6 THE BOSS’S DREAM 27 N King 10-11-0 ................................... T Whelan —
5
221-84F BOBO MAC 31 T Symonds 7-11-0 ........................................... A Coleman —
BETTING: 13-8 Very First Time, 5-2 Ballydine, 3 Scotchtown, 13-2 Bobo Mac
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 1-2
2017: Hainan 6-10-5 D Cook 7-2 JtFav (Mrs S Smith), 7 ran.
FORM
drew clear 2 out, easily, bt Teddy
SCOTCHTOWN (11-5) 7-2 led 3rd, ridTee (11-1) 6l (7 ran) (Newcastle 2m
den 2 out, headed, stayed on but
7f nov hcap ch (3) £6,330 soft).
held run-in, btn 31/4l by Millanisi Boy
(10-9) (6 ran) (Chepstow 3m nov THE BOSS’S DREAM (11-12) 11-1
pushed along, 6th of 9 (well btn) to
hcap ch (3) £6,498 heavy).
Lovenormoney (11-9) (Chepstow 3m
BALLYDINE (11-2) 9-2 tracked leadhcap hdle (3) £5,848 heavy).
ers, ridden 4 out, rallied to chased
winner 3 out, two lengths down at BOBO MAC fell latest, earlier (10-4) 8-1
held up, headway 3 out, chased
last, stayed on, btn nk by Eamon An
leaders last, 4th of 9 (btn 93/4l) to
Cnoic (11-2) (6 ran) (Haydock 2m 5f
Dashing Oscar (11-0) (Bangor 21/2m
nov ch (2) £12,996 heavy).
hcap hdle (2) £14,076 soft).
VERY FIRST TIME (11-6) 5-2 made all,
2.25
WATCH RACING UK IN HD MAIDEN HURDLE (5);
value to the winner £3,509; 2m 5f.
(14 runners)
1
4/1-P39 ALLMYOWN 27 P Kirby 7-11-4........................................................ A Nicol —
2
2UP/ CASTLE ON A CLOUD 684 C Grant 7-11-4 ......................... J Kington (3) —
3
1542-P DASHING PERK 69 Dr R Newland 7-11-4................... S Twiston-Davies 98
4
9/4-42 GAME ON 27 Mrs L Wadham 6-11-4 ........................................... L Aspell 89
5
1222-2 JAMMIN MASTERS 63 W Greatrex 7-11-4 ......................... R Johnson l99
6
1-4 KNOCKROBIN 33 D McCain 7-11-4 ...................................... W Kennedy 83
7
54/35-P LANSDOWNE ROAD 37 Miss J Foster 10-11-4............................. D Cook —
8
3-64 LESKINFERE 34 Oliver Greenall 5-11-4.................................... I Popham 91
9
77 OUTNUMBERED 35 C Grant 5-11-4.................................... C Bewley (3) 85
10 321-384 OVERWORKDUNDERPAID 27 C Longsdon 5-11-4..... Jonathan Burke 89
11 U2/FF5- ROWDY ROBIN 278 J M Jefferson 6-11-4................................. B Hughes —
12
P SHULAMMITE MAN F20 Sally Haynes 5-11-4 .................. N Moscrop (5) —
13
1-07 WESTERN MORNING 37 (T) Oliver Greenall 5-11-4 ............... D England —
14
10/P96 KILCULLEN LADY 17 (P) H Hogarth 8-10-11 .................... J Hamilton (3) —
BETTING: 5-6 Jammin Masters, 7-2 Dashing Perk, 4 Game On, 7 Knockrobin, 9
Overworkdunderpaid, 16 Leskinfere, 33 Rowdy Robin, 66 Castle On A Cloud
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 2
2017: Lakeside Castle 6-11-6 H Skelton 7-4 (D Skelton), 9 ran.
GAME ON (10-12) 4-1 ridden 2 out,
kept on, btn 41/2l by Knight In Dubai
(10-9) OVERWORKDUNDERPAID
(10-7) 6-1 driven to chase front pair
3 out, held, 4th (btn 11l) ALLMYOWN (10-12) 100-1 no threat, tailed
off, 9th (well btn) (10 ran) (Wetherby
2m 5f nov hdle (4) £3,899 soft).
CASTLE ON A CLOUD pulled up latest, earlier (11-9) 7-4 led last, headed
run-in, btn 21/2l by Stowaway Magic
(11-9) (4 ran) (3m point-to-point good).
DASHING PERK pulled up latest, earlier (11-6) 7-2 challenged 3 out, driven run-in, btn 4l by Imperial Bay
(11-6) (9 ran) (Chepstow 3m mdn
hdle (4) £3,249 soft).
JAMMIN MASTERS (10-12) 7-2 led
5th, headed 2 out, ridden last, held,
btn 3/4l by Carlos Du Fruitier (10-12)
OUTNUMBERED (10-9) 80-1 held
up, ridden 3 out, no impression, 7th
2.55
FORM
(btn 37l) (14 ran) (Wetherby 21/2m
nov hdle (4) £3,249 good to soft).
KNOCKROBIN (10-12) 6-1 led until
last, weakened run-in, 4th of 9 (btn
6l) to Uncle Alastair (10-12) (Carlisle
21/2m nov hdle (4) £5,198 soft).
LANSDOWNE ROAD pulled up latest,
earlier (10-12) 40-1 5th of 8 (well btn)
to Minella Aris (10-12) (Southwell
3m nov hdle (4) £3,899 soft).
LESKINFERE (10-12) 66-1 stayed on,
no threat, 4th of 12 (btn 17l) to
Uppertown Prince (10-12) (Bangor
21/2m nov hdle (4) £3,249 soft).
OUTNUMBERED (10-9) 200-1 tailed
off, 7th of 11 (btn 48l) to Enniscoffey
Oscar (10-12) (Doncaster 2m 5f nov
hdle (4) £4,549 good to soft).
WESTERN MORNING (10-5) 33-1 7th
of 12 (btn 34l) to Court Liability (114) (Hereford 2 1 / 2 m nov hdle (4)
£4,159 good to firm).
RACING UK HD ON SKY 432 AMATEUR RIDERS’
HANDICAP CHASE (5); £3,369; 3m.
(8 runners)
1
310-P26 SMUGGLER’S STASH 33 (P;D) Mrs R Dobbin 8-11-12........... Mr L Ruddy (7) 97
2
1121-05 JOSEPH MERCER 8 (V) Miss T Jackson 11-11-7......... Miss E Todd (3) 98
3
-1292U3 CANT PAY WONT PAY 10 (D) Mrs R Dobbin 10-11-4 Mr D Delahunt (7) l99
4
P124-95 THE BISHOP 56 (D) N Alexander 10-10-10 ................... Mr K Alexander 92
5
1FPPU-9 MAJOR RIDGE 48 M Hammond 9-10-6 ....................... Miss B Smith (3) 85
6
FP60-44 CARQALIN 29 (P) K Bailey 6-10-2 ....................................... Mr T O’Brien 94
7
737P-52 MASSINI’S LADY 220 N Alexander 7-10-2 .................... Miss G Andrews —
8
45263-2 OVER MY HEAD 10 (T) Miss C Dyson 10-10-0.................Miss L Brooke 94
BETTING: 15-8 Cant Pay Wont Pay, 7-2 Carqalin, 9-2 Smuggler’s Stash, 8 Over My
Head, 9 Massini’s Lady, 10 The Bishop, 11 Major Ridge, 12 Joseph Mercer
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
SMUGGLER’S STASH (10-4) 4-1 ridden 4 out, kept on, 6th of 9 (btn 8l)
to Finaghy Ayr (10-4) (Carlisle 3m
hcap ch (2) £15,475 soft).
JOSEPH MERCER (11-10) 33-1 one
pace, 5th of 7 (btn 39l) to Triopas
(11-9) (Catterick 3m 1f cond hcap
hdle (4) £3,899 good to soft).
CANT PAY WONT PAY (10-7) 9-2 ridden 5 out, plugged on, 3rd of 9 (btn
13l) to Dick Darsie (11-2) (Wetherby
3m nov hcap ch (4) £4,549 soft).
SMUGGLER’S STASH (11-12) 6-1
stayed on, held run-in, btn 13/4l by
Frank The Slink (10-4) THE BISHOP
(10-7) 14-1 behind, headway 3 out,
held, 5th (btn 91/2l) (11 ran) (Hexham
3.25
FORM
3m cond hcap ch (5) £3,899 soft).
MAJOR RIDGE (10-2) 33-1 faded, 9th
of 16 (well btn) to Golden Investment (12-0) CANT PAY WONT PAY
(10-8) 10-1 one pace in 3rd when
unseated rider 2 out (Wetherby 3m
hcap ch (4) £3,899 good to soft).
CARQALIN (10-10) 6-1 4th of 12 (btn
32l) to Goring One (11-6) (Wincanton
3m 3f hcap ch (5) £2,924 soft).
MASSINI’S LADY (11-12) 5-1 btn 21/4l
by Teviot Prince (12-5) (6 ran) (3m
point-to-point good).
OVER MY HEAD (10-0) 9-1 led 14th,
headed 3 out, rallied, btn 6l by Basford Ben (11-6) (7 ran) (Huntingdon
3m hcap ch (5) £3,574 good to soft).
WETHERBYRACING.CO.UK STANDARD OPEN NH
FLAT RACE (5); winner £2,599; 2m.
(8 runners)
1
BABY TED N Twiston-Davies 5-11-5.............................. S Twiston-Davies —
2
3 COLBY 36 C Grant 5-11-5....................................................... B Hughes l99
3
FROZEN OUT T Easterby 5-11-5.................................. Mr W Easterby (7) —
4
IVOR THE FOX Sara Ender 6-11-5...................................... N Moscrop (5) —
5
0 LOUD AS LIONS 41 T Symonds 5-11-5 ................................. A Coleman 91
6
B LUCKY LUCARNO 28 Mrs S Smith 6-11-5..................................... D Cook —
7
UP TO NO GOOD W Greatrex 5-11-5........................................ R Johnson —
8
8 WOR VERGE 36 S Corbett 5-11-5..................................... Mr D Hurst (7) 84
BETTING: 11-10 Up To No Good, 15-8 Colby, 3 Baby Ted, 16 Loud As Lions
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3
2017: Uncle Alastair 5-11-5 Craig Nichol 12-1 (N Richards), 10 ran.
QUICK ABC CHECK: K-Kempton, S-Southwell, W-Wetherby
Aardwolf 12.40W
About Glory 12.40W
Affair 3.40S
Aiya 2.05S
Akkadian Empire 2.05S
All Or Nothin 3.10S
Allleedsaren’twe 1.30S
Allmyown 2.25W
Almanack 8.45K
Alternate Route 3.40S
Amazing Grazing 2.40S
Arctic Chief 7.15K
Ardamir 7.45K
Baby Ted 3.25W
Ballydine 1.50W
Bardd 7.15K
Be Mindful 5.45K
Beatisa 7.45K
Beautiful Artist 2.05S
Best Example 3.40S
Big Bad Lol 8.45K
Bingo George 3.10S
Blistering Dancer 3.10S
Bobo Mac 1.50W
Born To Finish 8.15K
Boychick 7.45K
Brave Tart 6.15K
Broughtons Fancy 6.15K
Burauq 6.45K
Buthelezi 3.40S
Caledonian Gold 3.10S
Camacho Dancer 12.55S
Cant Pay Wont Pay 2.55W
Captain Scooby 3.10S
Carqalin 2.55W
Castle On A Cloud 2.25W
Chip Or Pellet 6.15K
Clear Water 8.15K
Colby 3.25W
Cool Baby 12.55S
Courier 2.40S
Crosse Fire 2.40S
Dalness Express 6.15K
Dana’s Present 8.45K
Dark Sunset 1.15W
Dashing Perk 2.25W
Dawn Dancer 1.30S
Deben 3.10S
Declamation 3.10S
Deer Song 6.45K
Down Time 3.40S
Dragon Dream 8.45K
Ede’s A Winner 5.45K
Ejabah 3.10S
Eljaddaaf 8.15K
Epitaph 2.05S
Erinyes 7.45K
Etaad 3.40S
Excellent George 8.15K
Exit Europe 8.45K
Far Dawn 2.05S
Firmage Burg 7.15K
Flight Of Fantasy 7.45K
Forestry 1.30S
Fred’s Filly 6.45K
Frozen Lake 8.45K
Frozen Out 3.25W
Galinthias 8.45K
Game On 2.25W
General Gerrard 6.45K
Ghaseedah 2.40S
Going Native 2.05S
Hamelin Pool 1.30S
Happy Escape 8.45K
Harvest Day 5.45K
Heather Lark 1.30S
Hewouldwouldnthe 3.40S
Imbucato 6.45K
Interlink 2.40S
Inuk 5.45K
Investigation 12.40W
Istanbul Pasha 5.45K
Ivor The Fox 3.25W
Jammin Masters 2.25W
Jan’s Joy 5.45K
Jazz Affair 5.45K
Joseph Mercer 2.55W
Justice Rock 6.15K
Kadrizzi 8.15K
Katy Royal 1.15W
Keynote 1.30S
Kilcullen Lady 2.25W
Knockrobin 2.25W
Kodiline 8.15K
Kody Ridge 2.40S
Lady Mix 1.15W
Lady Morel 6.15K
Lady Sundew 1.30S
Lansdowne Road 2.25W
Leskinfere 2.25W
Llamrei 12.55S
Loud As Lions 3.25W
Love Rat 1.30S
Lucky Lucarno 3.25W
Magic Mirror 8.45K
Magic Pulse 12.55S
Major Ridge 2.55W
Massini’s Lady 2.55W
Medici Oro 2.05S
Midnight Macchiato 2.40S
Mistry 6.15K
Monte Cinq 2.40S
Monzino 3.40S
Mossy’s Lodge 6.45K
Mr Mac 8.45K
Musharrif 2.40S
Naranja 1.15W
Nature Boy 8.45K
New Rich 6.15K
New Tale 3.10S
Newstead Abbey 2.40S
Night Of Glory 7.15K
Olaudah 6.45K
One More Chance 1.30S
Optimickstickhill 12.55S
Outnumbered 2.25W
Over My Head 2.55W
Overworkdunderpaid 2.25W
Pack It In 7.45K
Peas On Earth 12.55S
Pennywell 1.15W
Plucky Dip 8.45K
Poppy May 3.10S
Potters Lady Jane 7.45K
Powerful Rose 5.45K
Pulsating 6.45K
Quebec 7.45K
Rapid Rise 6.15K
Red Shanghai 3.10S
Red Snapper 12.55S
Rely On Me 8.15K
Riverside Bridge 1.30S
Rose Sapphire 1.30S
Rowdy Robin 2.25W
Scotchtown 1.50W
Serenity Now 3.40S
Shamsaya 8.15K
Shifting Star 8.45K
Shulammite Man 2.25W
Sienna Says 12.55S
Silver Penny 6.45K
Smuggler’s Stash 2.55W
Snaffled 12.55S
Sonnetist 7.45K
Sparkalot 8.15K
Status Quo 7.45K
Steal The Scene 8.45K
Summer Thunder 5.45K
Super Julius 8.15K
Sureness 7.45K
Take The High Rd 12.40W
Tally’s Song 6.45K
Taurean Gold 6.15K
Tea Rattle 12.55S
Tea Rattle 3.10S
Temeraire 8.15K
The Amber Fort 2.40S
The Bishop 2.55W
The Boss’s Dream 1.50W
Titan 12.40W
Top Beak 7.45K
Total Assets 1.15W
Tynecastle Park 3.40S
Up To No Good 3.25W
Vecheka 3.10S
Very First Time 1.50W
Warba 6.15K
Wedgewood Estates 6.15K
Western Morning 2.25W
Willow Tiger Lily 6.45K
Wor Verge 3.25W
Zebelini 3.10S
INTO
MILAN
King says Bar can net big win
NEIL KING reckons the
By TOM PEPPER
‘atrocious’ ground at stow in December was a
Chepstow will be just proper run and should
Grand for Milansbar.
have put him spot on for
The 11-year-old chaser
is a fancied 14-1 shot for
tomorrow’s Coral Welsh
Grand National and Barbury Castle-based King has
high hopes of winning the
3m7f war of attrition.
King said: “I know some
trainers are worried about
the ground but the heavier
the better for Milansbar.
“It’ll be a right old slog
but all the rain they have
had in Wales is a big positive for Milansbar. I just
hope the meeting goes
ahead this time.”
King’s stayer was pulled
up on his final three runs
last season but his most
recent outing last month
signalled a return to form.
He said: “His third to
Wild West Wind at Chep-
the weekend. You can forget last year because my
horses were just not right.
“The bonus is he has
dropped down the weights.
“These kind of marathon tests should be right
up his street.”
However fellow trainer
Philip Hobbs
has yet to
decide if 10-1
joint second
favourite
Rock The
Kasbah will
line up.
Hobbs said:
“We’ll wait
and see but
the ground
could be
atrocious
and we
DRINKS ON THE BAR . . . Milansbar will
will have to decide if we
want to run him in those
conditions.”
Chepstow are desperate
the meeting goes ahead at
the second time of asking
after the original fixture
on December 27 was called
off due to 60mm of rain.
The course released a
positive bulletin on their
twitter feed yesterday:
“The rain has cleared.
Dry and breezy with
some showers forecast.
The going is heavy, the
track is raceable.”
The forecast for tomorrow is mostly dry.
CORAL
WELSH NATIONAL,
sponsors bet: 7
Mysteree, 8 Wild West
Wind, 9 Chase The Spud,
Beware The Bear, Rock
The Kasbah, 10 Ask The
Weatherman, Vintage
Clouds, 12 Final
Nudge, Bishops
Road
love the mud in the Welsh National
RACING RESULTS
BANGOR
1.15: 1 PINCH OF GINGER B Hughes
(4-1); 2 Oneida Tribe (5-2 fav); 3
Heavenly Promise (14-1). 9 ran. 0l;
11/2l. D McCain. T: £4.20; £1.10, £1.70,
£5.40 Ex: £15 Trifecta: £112.10 Tricast:
£124.86. CF: £14.95.
Oneida Tribe who dead-heated for first
was disqualified and placed second.
1.45: 1 VICE ET VERTU P Brennan (61); 2 Thedrinkymeister (10-1); 3
Catching On (10-1). 3 Shanty Town (61). 7 ran (Carlton Ryan 15-8 fav). 10l;
41/2l, dht. H Daly. T: Vice £6.60; Vice
£3.20, Thedrinky £5.60. Ex: Vice,
Thedrinky £53.50. Trifecta: Vice,
Thedrinky, Catch £124, Vice,
Thedrinky, Shanty £153.30. CF: Vice,
Thedrinky £55.80.
2.15: 1 SAMUEL JACKSON M G
Nolan (11-4); 2 Uppertown Prince (5-4
fav); 3 Doctor Haze (16-1). 5 ran. 11/2l;
54l. R Mitford-Slade. T: £3; £1.10,
£2.80. Ex: £6.50. Trifecta: £26.60. CF:
£6.62.
2.50: 1 FIN AND GAME B Hughes
(11-8 fav); 2 Doc Carver (7-2); 3
Trigger Nichol (16-1). 13 ran. 1/2l; 23l.
D McCain. T: £2.50; £1.40, £1.10,
£6.80. Ex: £6.90. Trifecta: £46.10. CF:
£7.06.
3.20: 1 TAILOR TOM Will Kennedy (81); 2 Arden Denis (7-1); 3 American
Life (2-1 fav). 9 ran. nk; 11/2l. D McCain.
T: £7.60; £2.30, £1.70, £1.90. Ex:
£59.30. Tricast: £155.26. Trifecta:
£228.30. CF: £62.57. NR: Libby T
Valance, The Draconian.
3.55: 1 BEFORE MIDNIGHT Nico De
Boinville (evens fav); 2 Burns Cross
(13-8); 3 Alderson (25-1). 4 ran. 31/4l;
41/2l. N Henderson. T: £1.50; Ex: £3.50.
Trifecta: £9.60. CF: £2.92. NR: Locker
Room Talk.
PLACEPOT: £41.10 QUADPOT: £4.70
NEWCASTLE
1.00: 1 COURT HOUSE R Havlin (103); 2 Kaser (1-3 fav); 3 Lady Noorah
(16-1). 4 ran. 1 3 / 4l; 1 / 2l. J Gosden. T:
£3.60; Ex: £5.10. Trifecta: £6. CF:
£4.70.
1.30: 1 APALIS Harrison Shaw (7-2); 2
Thankyou Very Much (11-1); 3 Indian
Red (15-2). 12 ran (Strictly Art 15-8 fav).
21/4l; nk. M W Easterby. T: £4.40; £2,
£1.70, £2.20. Ex: £43.10. Tricast:
£276.44. Trifecta: £115.70. CF: £39.32.
2.05: 1 SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN S
Donohoe (9-1); 2 Senatus (2-1); 3
Good Time Ahead (11-8 fav). 6 ran. 1l;
nk. B Ellison. T: £9.30; £4.30, £1.10.
Ex: £30.60. Trifecta: £71.90. CF:
£27.79.
2.40: 1 WINDS OF FIRE T Marquand
(8-13
fav);
2
Dichato (9-2); 3
Urban Soul (10-3). 4 ran. 6l; 1 / 2l. C
Appleby. T: £1.40; Ex: £3.80. Trifecta:
£3.40. CF: £3.81.
3.10: 1 DESERT RULER J Garritty (52); 2 Shamrokh (4-1); 3 Zabeel Star (94 fav). 8 ran. hd; 1 / 2l. J O’Keeffe. T:
£3.60; £1.30, £1.30, £1.10. Ex: £12.80.
Trifecta: £31.60. CF: £12.67.
3.45: 1 SYMBOLIC STAR C
Rodriguez (3-1 jtfav); 2 Supreme
Power (8-1); 3 Rockley Point (9-2). 9
ran (Leonard Thomas 3-1 jtfav). 23/4l; 2l.
F Murtagh. T: £3.60; £1.50, £2.10,
£1.20. Ex: £27. Tricast: £108.47.
Trifecta: £90.80. CF: £28.67. NR:
Nelson’s Bay.
4.20: 1 LIMONCINO P Mulrennan (81); 2 Celtic Artisan (6-1); 3 Ingleby
Angel (7-4 fav). 9 ran. 1/2l; 1/2l. M Dods.
T: £6.70; £1.90, £1.50, £1.10. Ex:
£24.70. Tricast: £122.76. Trifecta:
£83.40. CF: £53.40.
4.55: 1 ORIENTAL LILLY Phil Dennis
(7-1); 2 Twizzell (10-1); 3 Daschas (6-4
fav). 8 ran. 11/2l; nk. J Goldie. T: £8.40;
£2, £3.90, £1.50. Ex: £80. Tricast:
£161.22. Trifecta: £315.10. CF: £75.31.
PLACEPOT: £100.10
QUADPOT: £10.90
WOLVERHAMPTON
1.55: 1 PAPA STOUR Oisin Murphy
(5-6 fav); 2 Swissal (7-2); 3 The British
Lion (9-2). 7 ran. 4l; 1/2l. A Balding. T:
£1.50; £1.10, £1.80. Ex: £4.70. Tricast:
£8.06. Trifecta: £13.70. CF: £4.13. NR:
Hard Graft, Northern Law.
2.25: 1 SURREY BLAZE Oisin
Murphy (11-2); 2 Authentic Art (6-4
fav); 3 Freebe Rocks (5-1). 11 ran. nk;
shd. J Tuite. T: £6.60; £2.50, £1.10,
£1.90. Ex: £21.80. Tricast: £46.30.
Trifecta: £96.20. CF: £14.12. NR:
Dragon Tattoo.
3.00: 1 SUMMER ICON C Bishop (81); 2 Raven’s Lady (9-4); 3 Diagnostic
(8-15 fav). 4 ran. 3/4l; nk. M Channon. T:
£5.70; Ex: £17.40. Trifecta: £27. CF:
£25.23. NR: Star Quality.
3.30: 1 BREATHLESS TIMES Adam J
McNamara (8-11 fav); 2 Grandfather
Tom (25-1); 3 Wide Acclaim (9-1). 9
ran. 2 3 / 4l; hd. R Charlton. T: £1.60;
£1.10, £6.50, £2.60. Ex: £22.40.
Trifecta: £165. CF: £26.85.
4.05: 1 PULSATING E Greatrex (2-1
fav); 2 French (11-1); 3 Billyoakes (41). 9 ran. 3/4l; 3/4l. Archie Watson. T: £3;
£1.40, £2.30, £1.70. Ex: £21.50.
Tricast: £80.72. Trifecta: £111.20. CF:
£24.89. NR: Herm.
4.35: 1 PUSHKIN MUSEUM S W Kelly
(6-1); 2 Picks Pinta (7-1); 3 Bobby Vee
(14-1). 10 ran (Hisar 7-2 fav). 1l; 13/4l. P
Morris. T: £7.70; £2.30, £2.60, £4.60.
Ex: £42. Tricast: £554.36. Trifecta:
£327. CF: £45.05.
5.05: 1 INFLUENT L Morris (11-4); 2
Tangramm (2-1 fav); 3 Nonios (5-1). 3
Anif (12-1). 8 ran. 1l; nk, dht. J Tate. T:
Inf £2.50; Inf £1.30, Tang £1.10, Anif
£2.10. Ex: Influent, Tang £9.30. Tricast:
Inf, Tang, Nonios £12.49, Inf, Tang,
Anif £27.05. Trifecta: Inf, Tang, Nonios
£14.20, Inf, Tang, Anif £24.40. CF: Inf,
Tang £8.79.
5.35: 1 ACKER BILK D Costello (4-1);
2 Gabrial The Terror (9-1); 3 Pour
L’amour (13-2). 10 ran (William Booth
9-4 fav). 8l; 3/4l. K Dalgleish. T: £3.50;
£1.60, £2.70, £2.40. Ex: £30.80.
Tricast: £228.37. Trifecta: £111. CF:
£35.16. NR: Raashdy, Widnes.
JACKPOT: £9,082.70
PLACEPOT: £171.70 Q/POT: £60.80
CHELMSFORD
6.15: 1 VOLEVO LUI M Monaghan
(14-1); 2 Danzay (3-1); 3 Shakour (7-2).
7 ran (Native Arrow 10-11 fav). 3/4l; 33/4l.
M Botti. T: £20.90; £5.50, £1.70. Ex:
£61.30. Trifecta: £187.60. CF: £54.26.
6.45: 1 ABLE JACK S Levey (9-4 fav);
2 Casina di Notte (16-1); 3 Wicker (81). 8 ran. 2l; 13/4l. S C Williams. T: £3.70;
£1.30, £4.70, £2. Ex: £38.40. Tricast:
£249.32. Trifecta: £274.90. CF: £40.34.
NR: Lunar Deity, Samphire Coast.
7.15: 1 VETTORI RULES R Ryan (9-2);
1 NOBLE BEHEST A Kirby (6-4 fav); 3
Argante (20-1). 6 ran. dht, 5l. G Kelleway,
R Stephens. T: Vettori £2.80; Vettori
£2.40, Noble £1.40. Ex: Vettori, Noble
£6.40, Noble, Vettori £3.50. Trifecta:
Vettori, Noble, Argante £53.80, Noble,
Vettori, Argante £23.40. CF: Vettori,
Noble £5.66, Noble, Vettori £4.14.
7.45: 1 UDONTDODOU R Winston (65 fav); 2 Boom The Groom (7-1); 3
Compas Scoobie (8-1). 6 ran. 1/2l; 3/4l.
R C Guest. T: £2.60; £1.40, £3.10. Ex:
£11.70. Trifecta: £55.60. CF: £10.06.
8.15: 1 LUCYMAI J Duern (9-2); 2
Firmdecisions (8-1); 3 Exchequer (7-4
fav). 8 ran. 11/2l; 13/4l. D Ivory. T: £4.40;
£1.60, £1.70, £1.30. Ex: £30.20.
Tricast: £88.27. Trifecta: £162.60. CF:
£42.34.
8.45: 1 JORVIK PRINCE Gemma
Tutty (8-11 fav); 2 Toolatetodelegate
(9-2); 3 Fareeq (10-1). 11 ran. 21/4l; 1/2l.
Mrs K Tutty. T: £1.50; £1.20, £1.50,
£2.80. Ex: £5.30. Tricast: £22.10.
Trifecta: £25.10. CF: £4.11. NR:
Novabridge.
PLACEPOT: £30.40 QUADPOT: £4.90
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TEMPLEGATE
32RED.COM HANDICAP (Class 6); 3-y-o; value to
the winner £3,493; 5f.
(10 runners)
12.55....................Magic Pulse
1.30 ....................Heather Lark
2.05 ....................................Aiya
2.40........................Ghaseedah
3.10.....................Declamation
3.40........................Down Time
1 (8) 942152- MAGIC PULSE 7 (D) D C Griffiths 9-7 .................................. D Costello 95
2 (9) 635369- SIENNA SAYS 87 Roger Fell 9-6.......................................... T Hamilton 94
3 (6) 85504- SNAFFLED 51 D Brown 9-6 ....................................................... S Levey 85
4 (7) 475304- LLAMREI 24 J Hughes 9-1 ....................................................... M Dwyer 97
5 (10) 747497- OPTIMICKSTICKHILL 7 S Dixon 9-0.................................... K O’Neill l99
6 (1) 94655- COOL BABY 43 (VH) R Cowell 8-11 ........................................ L Morris 94
7 (2) 207062- RED SNAPPER 13 (P) W Stone 8-11................................. Hollie Doyle 85
8 (4) 457678- CAMACHO DANCER 28 (T) K H Clarke (Ire) 8-8 ....................... S Gray 94
9 (5) 0U504- PEAS ON EARTH 18 D Shaw 8-6.......................................... P Mathers 98
10 (3) 807400- TEA RATTLE 17 (PH) S Dixon 8-3........................................... Doubtful 85
BETTING: 2 Magic Pulse, 9-2 Cool Baby, 5 Camacho Dancer, 6 Llamrei, 15-2
Snaffled, 9 Sienna Says, 12 Red Snapper, 16 Optimickstickhill
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding meeting.
1.30
nTIC-TAC: Round L-H AW fibresand track. Straight 5f course. nDRAW: Low best from
6f to 1m. nTOP TRAINERS (2013-2018): M Appleby 125-710, S Dixon 49-530, D Shaw
37-268, S Bowring 31-219. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Mullen 69-456, L Morris 68465, J Fanning 51-329. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Lady Sundew (1.30) & Akkadian
Empire (2.05) trained at Carrutherstown. Round trip of 436 miles. nLIVE ON ATR
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STAKES (5); winner £3,752; 1m.
(11 runners)
3.10
1 (2)
69- FORESTRY 254 J Portman 4-10-0 ........................................... R Hornby —
2 (1)
59- HAMELIN POOL 238 M Chapman 4-10-0 .......................... P Dennis (3) —
3 (9)
2- RIVERSIDE BRIDGE 7 B Ellison 6-10-0................................ S Donohoe —
4 (6)
78- LADY SUNDEW 51 I Jardine 5-9-9................................ C Rodriguez (3) —
5 (11)
ALLLEEDSAREN’TWE I Furtado 3-8-8 ....................................... T Eaves —
6 (10)
92- DAWN DANCER 38 A Balding 3-8-8...................................... O Murphy 97
7 (7)
09- KEYNOTE 14 (HH) D C Griffiths 3-8-8 ...................................... M Dwyer —
8 (3)
5- LOVE RAT 25 S Dixon 3-8-8 ..................................................... K O’Neill 88
9 (8)
3623- HEATHER LARK 58 J Gosden 3-8-3 .................................. N Mackay l99
10 (4)
4- ONE MORE CHANCE 25 D Brown 3-8-3 ................................ A Mullen 89
11 (5)
ROSE SAPPHIRE (TH) S Crisford 3-8-3 ................................... F Norton —
BETTING: 13-8 Heather Lark, 11-4 Rose Sapphire, 3 Dawn Dancer, 5 One More
Chance, 14 Love Rat, 16 Allleedsaren’twe, 20 Riverside Bridge, 66 Hamelin Pool
2.05
1 (2) 064277- AKKADIAN EMPIRE J72 (PH) I Jardine 4-10-0..................... S Woods (7) 90
2 (3) 236223- EPITAPH 15 (V) M Appleby 4-9-13 ........................................... L Morris 98
3 (5)
084- AIYA 48 (H) A Balding 3-8-9 ................................................... O Murphy 86
4 (6)
6774- BEAUTIFUL ARTIST 23 (PH) J Gosden 3-8-7...................... N Mackay 85
5 (4)
4354- GOING NATIVE 79 Olly Williams 3-8-6..................................... S James 85
6 (7) 323454- FAR DAWN 30 (B) S Crisford 3-8-4 ...................................... F Norton l99
7 (1) 649324- MEDICI ORO 7 (PH) D Brown 3-8-1 ...................................... J Fanning 97
BETTING: 5-2 Aiya, 4 Far Dawn, 5 Beautiful Artist, 11-2 Going Native, Medici Oro
2.40
3.40
BETWAY SPRINT HANDICAP (5); value to the winner
£3,752; 6f.
(11 runners)
TEMPLEGATE’S TOP TIPS
BALLYDINE (nap) can make a meal out of his rivals
in the 1.50 at Wetherby. Charlie Longsdon’s runner
showed he retained his ability at Haydock last month
and can get off the mark over fences back at his best trip.
JAMES BOWEN’s valuable 5lb claim can prove the
difference for LADY MIX (1.15 Wetherby, nb). Nigel
Hawke’s mare was a narrow third behind the reopposing
Dark Sunset last time but the talented conditional jockey’s weight allowance should help reverse the form.
I’ll be dancing if JAZZ AFFAIR (5.45, treble) is tuned
up to win at Kempton. Jamie Osborne’s horses often
thrive on the all-weather and, after an encouraging run
last time, the three-year-old is set to shed his maiden tag.
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SERENITY NOW (9-3) 7-1 rear, headway 4f out, led 2f out, ran on, bt
Ruler Of The Nile (9-0) 13/4l (8 ran)
(Southwell 2m hcap (5) £2,911 AW).
ALTERNATE ROUTE (8-12) 11-2 rear,
ridden to lead final furlong, headed,
kept on, btn 2 1 / 4l by Bamako Du
Chatelet (9-0) (11 ran) (Lingfield
11/2m app hcap (5) £2,911 AW).
BEST EXAMPLE (8-13) 8-1 tracked
leaders, ridden, 5th of 12 (btn 11/2l)
to Tan Arabiq (9-3) (W’hampton
11/2m hcap (5) £3,234 AW).
HEWOULDWOULDNTHE (8-7) 66-1
held up rear, headway 2f out, ridden
1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 10 (btn
8 3 /4l) to Soghan (9-5) (W’hampton
11/2m mdn (5) £3,558 AW).
FORM
(Southwell 5f hcap (5) £2,911 AW).
CROSSE FIRE (8-7) 11-1 chased leaders, under pressure halfway, effort
1f out, one pace, 4th of 7 (btn 13/4l)
to Midnight Malibu (9-4) (Southwell
5f hcap (3) £9,960 AW).
THE AMBER FORT (9-11) 5-2 fav
tracked leaders, every chance 1f
out, kept on, held finish, btn nk by
Kommander Kirkup (9-7) (9 ran)
(Southwell 6f hcap (6) £2,264 AW).
AMAZING GRAZING (9-0) 10-1 keen,
tracked leaders, switched, ridden 2f
out, one pace, 4th of 7 (btn 7l) to
Broughtons Knight (9-1) (Chelmsford 7f hcap (5) £3,234 AW).
NEWSTEAD ABBEY (9-3) 8-1 made
all, bt Bernie’s Boy (9-3) 2l (10 ran)
(Southwell 6f claim (6) £2,264 AW).
GHASEEDAH (9-0) 3-1 with leader, led
1f out, soon clear, easily, bt Ladies
First (9-0) 5l (10 ran) (Southwell 6f
mdn (5) £2,911 AW).
FORM
DOWN TIME (10-7) 66-1 rear, never a
threat, 9th of 15 (btn 12l) to Quoteline Direct (10-12) (Nottingham
11/4m amat hcap (6) £2,496 good).
BUTHELEZI (9-1) 14-1 behind, pushed
along 4f out, 8th of 12 (btn 19l) to
Lean On Pete (9-4) (Southwell 1m 3f
hcap (6) £2,264 AW).
ETAAD (8-12) 80-1 always in rear, 8th
of 14 (btn 11l) to Apalis (8-13)
(Newcastle 2m hcap (6) £3,234 AW).
AFFAIR (9-10) 25-1 led, headed 5f out,
ridden, faded 2f out, last of 12 (well
btn) to Strictly Art (10-6) (Lingfield
2m amat hcap (6) £2,184 AW).
MONZINO (8-4) 66-1 8th of 12 (btn
15l) to Mr Coco Bean (9-6)
(Southwell 1m hcap (6) £3,105 AW).
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045- JAN’S JOY 136 (T) S C Williams 9-9 ........... A Jones (3)
608- BE MINDFUL 88 C Hills 9-7............... C Shepherd (3)
131- INUK 24 (P;CD) R Hughes 9-6 .................... S W Kelly
960- SUMMER THUNDER 172 P Cole 9-2........ O Murphy
950- EDE’S A WINNER 23 P Phelan 9-1 ...... P Bradley (5)
260- ISTANBUL PASHA 37 (V) P Evans 9-0..... Fran Berry
773- JAZZ AFFAIR 24 (V) J Osborne 8-12........ D Costello
547- HARVEST DAY 17 (E,T) M W Easterby 8-9 .... W Carson
958- POWERFUL ROSE 37 M Blanshard 8-7 Hollie Doyle
Inuk l 99, Be Mindful 98, Harvest Day 97.
3 Inuk, 7-2 Be Mindful, 5 Jan’s Joy, 11-2 Istanbul Pasha, 132 Jazz Affair, 8 Harvest Day, Summer Thunder
6.15
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5 (12)
6 (4)
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HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
6f.
(12 runners)
150- LADY MOREL 43 (VH;D) J Tuite 4-9-8 ... Poppy Bridgwater (7)
194- CHIP OR PELLET 24 Mark Pattinson 5-9-7 .............. D Brock
327- WARBA 20 (P,T) Mohamed Moubarak 4-9-5... S Levey
432- BROUGHTONS FANCY 30 (D) Mrs K Tutty 5-9-5 Gemma Tutty (5)
444- NEW RICH 41 (V;CD) Eve J-Houghton 8-9-3.... E Greatrex
986- JUSTICE ROCK 9 (T;D) P McEntee 5-9-2.... C Shepherd (3)
581- MISTRY 49 (P;D) M Usher 5-9-0 ................ O Murphy
746- RAPID RISE 6 (BH) J Bradley 4-8-12 .... T Marquand
078- WEDGEWOOD ESTATES 41 (D) A Carroll 7-8-12.. W Carson
706- DALNESS EXPRESS 23 (T) J G O’Shea 5-8-12 ... L Morris
000- BRAVE TART 177 Martin Smith 4-8-12 .... T Clark (3)
709- TAUREAN GOLD 5 (PH) J Bridger 4-8-12 .. F Norton
New Rich l 99, Broughtons Fancy 98, Dalness Express 97.
3 Broughtons Fancy, 9-2 New Rich, 6 Warba, 15-2 Rapid
Rise, 8 Chip Or Pellet, Mistry, 9 Lady Morel, 14 Justice Rock
6.45
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2 (5)
3 (7)
4 (1)
5 (4)
6 (8)
7 (2)
8 (10)
9 (3)
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11(6)
HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105;
6f.
(11 runners)
141- PULSATING 1 (P;D) A Watson 4-10-1(6ex). E Greatrex
043- MOSSY’S LODGE 20 (D) A Carson 5-9-7 .... L Morris
520- IMBUCATO 14 A Carroll 4-9-6.................. G Downing
330- BURAUQ 110 (V;CD) J Bradley 6-9-5 .... T Marquand
042- OLAUDAH 15 H Candy 4-9-3 .......................... A Kirby
177- DEER SONG 24 (C) J Bridger 5-9-2 ............. F Norton
833- TALLY’S SONG 23 (P) Grace Harris 5-8-13 ......... O Murphy
333- SILVER PENNY 29 (P;D) J Boyle 4-8-13 ... C Bennett (3)
665- GENERAL GERRARD 78 (T,V) M Madgwick 4-8-12 Jane Elliott (5)
0/9- FRED’S FILLY 23 (V) N Mitchell 5-8-12....... M Dwyer
070- WILLOW TIGER LILY 186 J R Jenkins 4-8-12... Hollie Doyle
Tally’s Song l 99, Deer Song 98, Olaudah 97.
2 Olaudah, 5-2 Pulsating, 6 Silver Penny, 13-2 Mossy’s
Lodge, 10 Tally’s Song, 11 Burauq, 14 Deer Song
7.15
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NOVICE STAKES (5); winner £3,881;
1m 4f.
(4 runners)
(1)
1- BARDD 22 N Henderson 6-9-9...................... L Morris
(2) 025- NIGHT OF GLORY J28 (P;BF) A Balding 4-9-9 .. O Murphy
(4)
ARCTIC CHIEF J76 R Phillips 8-9-5 ........ T J Murphy
(3)
3- FIRMAGE BURG 282 H Fry 4-8-11 ................. F Berry
Night Of Glory l 99, Bardd 83.
1-2 Night Of Glory, 11-4 Bardd, 4 Firmage Burg, 50 Arctic Chief
7.45
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HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752;
1m 4f.
(12 runners)
(1) 529/ SURENESS J50 (C,D) A Newcombe 8-9-10 E J Walsh (3)
(3) 482- FLIGHT OF FANTASY 65 (H;D) H Dunlop 4-9-7 ..... K O’Neill
(11) 975- ARDAMIR 23 Mrs L Mongan 6-9-7 ................. A Kirby
(9) 272/ POTTERS LADY JANE 442 Mrs L Wadham 6-9-5 T Marquand
(5) 934/ STATUS QUO J22 (T;BF) H Fry 5-9-5......... S W Kelly
(10) 446- TOP BEAK 6 (H,T) M Attwater 5-9-4 ............. R Havlin
(2) 046- ERINYES 23 (BH;CD) A Watson 4-9-4............ O Murphy
(6) 221- BOYCHICK 158 Ed Walker 5-9-4 .................. L Morris
(8) 461- SONNETIST 14 P Evans 4-9-3......................... F Berry
GREYHOUND SELECTIONS AND RETURNS
nCRAYFORD 10.36 Woodcocks Denzil (nap)
(5-4-6) 10.51 Skiproe Delight (4-3-2) 11.06
Culverden Jess (6-3-1) 11.21 Teddybear Jacq
(3-2-1) 11.36 Newmarket Nights (3-6-4) 11.52
Lucky Pedro (2-1-5) 12.06 Newmarket Phoebe
(2-1-6) 12.21 Emmerdale Belle (nb) (2-5-4)
12.36 Rough Lexi (6-1-4) 12.54 Slowlane
Sammy (5-6-1) 1.07 Call Tina (1-2-3) 1.22
Glenrock Dazl (3-6-2) 1.37 Dog From Uncle (61-2) 1.57 Durable Design (4-1-5)
nMONMORE 2.06 Reckless Fluffy (1-4-3) 2.22
Swift Princess (3-1-5) 2.42 Bua Peter (6-3-5)
3.02 Whiteoak Sharp (3-4-6) 3.19 Galboola
Delight (1-6-5) 3.39 Swift Samantha (2-4-3)
3.59 Rays Pride (nap) (4-2-3) 4.19 Hilark Sand
(nb) (1-3-2) 4.39 King Diego (6-5-1) 4.58
Delboys Trigger (4-5-2) 5.18 Feel No Pain (4-32) 5.37 Laid Back Susie (5-6-1) 5.54 Ferneys
Signora (2-3-6) 6.09 Letsgo Moody (1-2-4)
nHOVE 2.12 Tommy The Cowboy (6-4-5) 2.32
Key Tactics (6-4-3) 2.52 Tyrur Jasmine (1-3-6)
3.11 Riverside Prince (4-3-6) 3.29 Siobhans
Fancy (5-3-4) 3.49 Maireads Tiger (2-4-3) 4.09
Ascot Harry (nap) (2-3-5) 4.29 Jonaleens Mate
(nb) (2-5-6) 4.48 Brickfield Sooty (4-3-6) 5.08
Anelda (4-1-3) 5.28 Dunbolg Laura (3-2-4) 5.44
Ballymoss Max (4-2-5) 6.02 Ballinclare Solo (32-4) 6.19 Frankie Funtime (5-2-4)
nNOTTINGHAM 6.22 Outclough Jet (6-3-2)
6.38 Ballyroyal Jules (3-1-2) 6.56 Hidden
Station (3-5-1) 7.11 Windy Exova (1-5-2) 7.26
Lisnakill Gypsy (2-5-3) 7.42 Bellside Nel (4-62) 7.58 Heroic Miss (1-2-6) 8.13 Mallogs
Legend (2-5-4) 8.28 Midknight Chatty (4-5-1)
8.43 Comeout Prudence (nap) (1-2-6) 8.58
Hilldun Messi (5-1-4) 9.14 Swift Ditton (1-6-5)
nROMFORD 6.27 Kilmore Lemon (nb) (3-6-5)
6.47 Rosaleda Bella (nap) (5-6-1) 7.03
Mooncoin Matthew (3-6-1) 7.18 Droopys
Jester (6-4-1) 7.34 Shotgun Bullet (4-6-5) 7.51
Boylesports Duke (6-1-5) 8.06 Roswell
Romanov (2-1-3) 8.22 Vinegarhill Ruby (5-3-4)
8.38 Murrys Act (6-3-2) 8.54 Problem Solved
(1-3-4) 9.11 Kilcree Diamond (1-6-5) 9.26
Droopys Charm (5-6-4)
nCENTRAL PARK 6.37 Shirl Tel Rose (4-1-5)
6.57 Odell Cavalier (nap) (1-3-6) 7.12 Hatfield
WAY
EACH-WAY THIEF
CROSSE FIRE (2.40 Southwell) is
turned out quickly after a decent effort
here in a stronger race on New Year’s Day.
Have an each-way double with TEMERAIRE
(8.15 Kempton), who has been in fine form
since switching to sprint trips.
BETWAY AMATEUR RIDERS’ HANDICAP (5); value to
the winner £3,619; 1m 6f.
(10 runners)
1 (4) 889441- SERENITY NOW 7 (P;C,D) B Ellison 10-11-6(6ex) Miss A McCain (3) 98
2 (3) 321632- ALTERNATE ROUTE 16 (B) Sir M Prescott 4-11-0.......... Mr S Walker 97
3 (1) 322665- BEST EXAMPLE 34 Miss J Feilden 6-11-0 .................... Mr R Birkett l99
4 (9)
843- HEWOULDWOULDNTHE 27 J Portman 4-10-10 ...... Mr J Harding (3) 90
5 (7) 33/609- DOWN TIME J17 (B;CD) P Midgley 8-10-7 ............... Mr T Midgley (7) 85
6 (8) 970068- BUTHELEZI 15 (D) B Ellison 10-10-6...................... Mr M W Brown (7) 94
7 (2) 000558- ETAAD 20 (B) Lucinda Egerton 7-10-3......................... A Anderson (5) 89
8 (10) 8/6725- TYNECASTLE PARK 2 R Eddery 5-10-2 ................................. Doubtful 92
9 (5) 136410- AFFAIR 30 (D) H Morrison 4-9-13 ........................... Miss S Brotherton 85
10 (6) 64048-8 MONZINO 4 (C) M Chapman 10-9-9............................ Mr C J Todd (7) 90
BETTING: 15-8 Alternate Route, 9-4 Serenity Now, 5 Best Example, 7 Hewouldwouldnthe, 9 Affair, 14 Down Time, 16 Buthelezi, 33 Etaad, 66 Monzino
1 (5) 535555- MUSHARRIF 25 D Carroll 6-9-9 ........................................... S Donohoe 97
2 (2) 362097- MIDNIGHT MACCHIATO 7 D Brown 5-9-7 .......................... R Winston 98
3 (7) 535743- COURIER 16 (D) M Appleby 6-9-5............................................ L Morris 97
4 (3) 030220- INTERLINK 63 (D) Mrs M Fife 5-9-4 ..................................... B McHugh 93
5 (1) 954805- MONTE CINQ 17 (H) J Ward 4-9-2 .......................................... C Hardie 89
6 (11) 30844-4 CROSSE FIRE 4 (V;CD) S Dixon 6-9-2 .................................... K O’Neill 96
7 (4) 130526- KODY RIDGE 17 (D) Roger Fell 4-9-2 ................................... B A Curtis 85
8 (10) 325652- THE AMBER FORT 15 (BF,D) D O’Meara 4-9-1................. D Tudhope 96
9 (8) 35714- AMAZING GRAZING 19 (E) R C Guest 4-9-0 .............................. J Hart 88
10 (9) 147081- NEWSTEAD ABBEY 25 (B;CD) M Herrington 8-8-13 .............. T Eaves 96
11 (6) /83931- GHASEEDAH 32 (B;CD) S Crisford 4-8-13...................... T J Murphy l99
BETTING: 7-4 Ghaseedah, 7-2 The Amber Fort, 7 Musharrif, Newstead Abbey, 10
Courier, Crosse Fire, 12 Kody Ridge, 16 Midnight Macchiato, 20 Amazing Grazing
MUSHARRIF (9-4) 16-1 handy, led 3f
out, headed 1f out, 5th of 11 (btn 4l)
to Hammer Gun (9-2) MIDNIGHT
MACCHIATO (9-3) 20-1 pushed
along 3f out, faded, 9th (btn 11l)
(Southwell 7f hcap (4) £4,690 AW).
CROSSE FIRE (9-2) 4-1 led, ridden 1f
out, headed final furlong, one pace,
4th of 8 (btn 21/4l) to Foolaad (9-12)
MIDNIGHT MACCHIATO (9-5) 25-1
outpaced, 7th (btn 6 3 / 4 l) (8 ran)
(Southwell 5f hcap (4) £4,690 AW).
COURIER (9-5) 4-1 led until run-in, rallied, 3rd of 8 (btn nk) to Veena (9-7)
(Kempton 7f hcap (5) £3,234 AW).
INTERLINK (9-4) 20-1 headway 3f out,
no impression final 2f, 13th of 14
(well btn) to Equiano Springs (9-3)
(Newcastle 7f hcap (5) £3,073 AW).
MONTE CINQ (9-7) 16-1 rear, pushed
along, 5th of 10 (btn 51/2l) to Pearl
Acclaim (8-11) KODY RIDGE (9-4)
5-1 lost place 2f out, 6th (btn 63/4l)
BETWAY BEST ODDS GUARANTEED HANDICAP (7);
value to the winner £2,588; 6f.
(14 runners)
1 (2) /99821- DECLAMATION 7 (CD) J Butler 8-10-2(6ex)........................ R Winston 96
2 (14) 810095- BINGO GEORGE 32 (P;CD) M Rimell 5-9-10 ........................ R Hornby 95
3 (6) 222869- DEBEN 9 J Weymes 5-9-9................................................... P Dennis (3) 85
4 (5) 38/308- POPPY MAY 32 J Given 4-9-8 ..................................................... T Eaves —
5 (7) 730043- NEW TALE 14 (B) Olly Williams 4-9-6 ...................................... S James 97
6 (10) 244454- CALEDONIAN GOLD 50 (B) P D’Arcy 5-9-5 ............................ P Makin 98
7 (11) 318957- ZEBELINI 15 (T) S Bowring 6-9-5 ...................................... K Lundie (5) 94
8 (4) 449207- ALL OR NOTHIN 15 (D) P Butler 9-9-5 .............................. B A Curtis l99
9 (12) 062769- VECHEKA 20 (P) Kenny Johnson 7-9-5 .................................. A Mullen 97
10 (1) 706908- BLISTERING DANCER 23 (P;D) A Carroll 8-9-5 ............ M Godwin (3) 96
11 (13) 957875- CAPTAIN SCOOBY 14 (E,P;D) R C Guest 12-9-5....................... J Hart 95
12 (9) 467349- EJABAH 14 (V) C Smith 4-9-5 ............................................ S Woods (7) 94
13 (8) 858857- RED SHANGHAI 38 (BH) C Smith 4-9-5 ......................... N Garbutt (3) 93
14 (3) 807400- TEA RATTLE 17 (P) S Dixon 3-8-3........................................... K O’Neill 93
BETTING: 8-11 Declamation, 7 Caledonian Gold, 8 New Tale, 9 Bingo George, 14
All Or Nothin, Captain Scooby, 16 Deben, 20 Zebelini, 33 Poppy May
SUNBETS.CO.UK MAIDEN HANDICAP (5); value to
the winner £3,752; 1m.
(7 runners)
5.45
TOM PEPPER
12.55....................Magic Pulse
1.30 ....................Heather Lark
2.05.....................Going Native
2.40..........................Musharrif
3.10 ...........................New Tale
3.40.......Alternate Route (nb)
HANDICAP (Class 6); 3-y-o; winner
£3,105; 6f.
(9 runners)
Garry (5-2-3) 7.28 Insane Greaves (nb) (1-3-5)
7.44 Ravefield Molly (4-6-2) 7.59 Ardera Captain
(1-2-3) 8.16 Azza Boy (3-6-4) 8.32 Shaneboy
Bowie (2-1-6) 8.48 A Good Skin (1-3-4) 9.03
Queen Paloma (4-6-2) 9.19 Aithusa (5-2-6)
RESULTS
nSUNDERLAND: 11.03 Chetwynd Polly 5-4f (3-51 BAGS F £7.43 TC £26.65). 11.19 Pipeys Dream
4-1 (4-5-3 £24.75 TC £76.63). 11.34 Tishs Tuber
2-1 (4-6-5 £11.72 TC £36.14). 11.48 Autumn
Mindy 5-1 (3-1-5 £45.34 TC £128.28). 12.04
Lacken Snow 4-1 (6-4-1 £22.39 TC £55.71).
12.18 Poolie Ava 7-4f (5-6-2 £19.45 TC £69.86).
12.32 Autumn Iris 6-4f (3-5-1 £6.04). 12.47
Mescan Lady 5-1 (1-2-4 £27.72 TC £99.16). 1.04
Silly Sophie 2-1f (1-2-4 £13.14 TC £42.68). 1.19
Nameless Bri 6-1 (2-5-6 £26.24 TC £53.62). 1.33
Witton Messi 4-1 (6-5-1 £30.13 TC £136.26). 1.51
Void. Placer (1-6) £429, (7-12) £111.
nPERRY BARR: 11.11 Southwind Coco 3-1 (2-13 BAGS F £13.16 TC £44.15). 11.28 Mieske 5-2jt
(2-1-3 £17.12 TC £67.73). 11.42 Karlow Brandy 61 (6-1-2 £27.69 TC £95.35). 11.57 Mouna Breccia
9-4f (4-2-5 £10.36 TC £28.87). 12.12 Baby Puma
2-1f (5-2-4 £9.27 TC £28.39). 12.27 Pumas Roisin
5-2f (5-6-4 £15.77 TC £50.22). 12.42 Chaotic Eve
4-1 (2-3-4 £17.76 TC £39.59). 12.58 Dynamo
Honeygar 6-1 (2-6-1 £30.20 TC £107.81). 1.12
Sawn Off Shotgun 3-1 (6-1-5 £11.26 TC £26.35).
1.27 Cefn Lowri 5-1 (3-1-5 £19.48 TC £48.01).
1.44 Nut Hill Vixen 4-1 (1-2-3 £43.45 TC £104.40).
1.58 Bruis Venture 5-2 (6-5-1 £12.61 TC £41.18).
Placer (1-6) £69.10, (7-12) £161.
nSHEFFIELD: 2.08 Afore Ye Go 7-2 (6-5-3
BAGS F £24.58 TC £55.46). 2.27 Her In Doors
9-2 (2-3-1 £29.61 TC £51.13). 2.47 Senor Barry
7-2 (2-5-3 £33.08 TC £87.26). 3.07 Coney Karat
5-2jt (6-3-4 £18.05 TC £67.57). 3.28 La Guerrero
11-4 (5-4-6 £21.34 TC £45.04). 3.48 Twiglet 52jt (3-4-1 £10.66 TC £25.06). 4.08 His Nibs 7-4f
(3-2-5 £10.97 TC £35.77). 4.27 Surfer Darragh
7-2 (6-2-3 £26.59 TC £101.76). 4.47 Layas Girl
10-1 (3-6-2 £56.40 TC £136.96). 5.07 Stunning
Tommy 11-8f (1-4-2 £7.04 TC £16.16). 5.22
Lagile Brexit 9-4f (4-5-1 £11.10 TC £29.17). 5.38
Baker Joe 7-2 (4-2-1 £17.08 TC £50.34). 5.56
Townside Mercury 8-1 (1-5-2 £62.65 TC
£179.24). 6.11 Kilcotton Cab 9-4jt (4-3-6 £17.16
TC £40.86). Placer (1-6) £625, (9-14) £905.
nROMFORD: 2.12 Risk of Hope 2-1f (5-6-4 BAGS F
£8.80 TC £28.00). 2.32 El Nevada 9-4jt (5-4-6 £9.81
TC £27.76). 2.52 Lucky Dip 7-4f (6-2-5 £10.97 TC
£36.38). 3.11 Delfi Danero 3-1 (2-1-6 £18.64 TC
£40.76). 3.29 Leons Rocket 2-1 (5-6-4 £7.11 TC
£18.08). 3.49 Headford Missie 5-1 (DH 2nd 1-6-2
£12.69 TC £39.44, 1-2-6 £11.97 TC £32.92). 4.09
Flowers of May 9-4f (6-5-2 £10.74 TC £24.62). 4.29
Bothar Nua Lad 3-1 (5-3-4 £14.09 TC £39.42). 4.48
Poker School 3-1 (3-4-6 £12.76 TC £36.11). 5.08
To Tone Becks 4-1 (6-3-4 £30.82 TC £97.88). 5.28
Miracle River 4-1 (4-2-1 £30.43 TC £139.51). 5.44
Chanstow Charley 5-2jt (3-4-2 £10.03 TC £35.32).
6.02 Young Mustang 7-1 (1-2-4 £23.98 TC £58.78).
6.19 Racy Lucy 5-1 (5-4-2 £25.90 TC £60.98).
Placer (1-6) £33.20, (9-14) £266.
nNEWCASTLE: 6.22 Dreams of Dunelm 6-4f (16-2 BAGS F £12.41 TC £31.81). 6.38 Lumina
Viper 2-1f (2-5-6 £9.40 TC £18.75). 6.56
Bramble Star 2-1jt (1-6-4 £15.65 TC £31.15).
7.11 Target Cashmere 7-2 (6-3-1 £41.42 TC
£104.52). 7.26 Cashen Bob 6-1 (5-1-3 £69.70
TC £124.49). 7.42 Romeo Dybala 4-1 (6-2-1
£14.21 TC £53.07). 7.58 Murleys Bob 2-1f (2-4-1
£12.20 TC £30.71). 8.13 Slaneyside Reba 5-2jt
(2-4-5 £19.47 TC £45.01). 8.28 Alnwick Broxi 81 (6-5-1 £31 TC £78.48). 8.43 Target Mongoose
5-4f (1-6-3 £6.03 TC £20.85).
nHOVE: 6.27 Kesboro Arlo 5-2 (3-1-2 BAGS F
£16.48 TC £50.02). 6.47 Tuxedo Lilly 4-1 (4-5-3
£20.59 TC £57.49). 7.03 Imfootballblue 4-1 (5-21 £35.01 TC £113.40). 7.18 Spiderman 5-2f (41-3 £13.44 TC £38.94). 7.34 Babyface Owen 46f (4-6-1 £9.33 TC £30.46). 7.51 Ashwood Telly
12-1 (2-3-5 £54.42 TC £185.78). 8.06 Clash 7-4
(4-2-6 £9.28 TC £13.26). 8.22 Swift Victoria 6-1
(2-1-3 £32.10 TC £86.59). 8.38 Totus Tommy 81 (4-5-2 £54.22 TC £173.40). 8.54 Droopys
Affirm 7-2 (1-2-3 £41.63 TC £110.29).
nYARMOUTH: 6.28 Pinehurst Lad 5-1 (1-4-3
BAGS F £16.18 TC £57.56). 6.48 Funso Banjo 7-2
(1-4-6 £19.48 TC £53.38). 7.06 Blackrose Becky
4-1 (1-6-5 £19.36 TC £52.17). 7.22 Final Point 4-1
(4-2-1 £18.70 TC £46.23). 7.37 Randy Gander 6-1
(3-2-6 £28.78 TC £88.28). 7.52 Cushie Heart 4-1
(2-3-1 £21.05 TC £54.84). 8.07 Telex Honey 9-4
(5-4-6 £8.80 TC £26.26). 8.22 Gottabe Paddy 8-1
(5-4-1 £43.92 TC £201.13). 8.37 Marlfield Modric
7-2 (4-1-5 £13.91 TC £40.33). 8.51 Jacks Yer Man
4-1 (1-3-5 £18.23 TC £64.93).
Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
53
GOING: STANDARD
TEMPLEGATE
5.45....................................................Jazz Affair
6.15 ...........................................................Mistry
6.45 ............................................Mossy’s Lodge
7.15..............................................Night Of Glory
7.45 ........................................................Ardamir
8.15 .....................................................Sparkalot
8.45 ...................................................Big Bad Lol
TOM PEPPER
5.45 .......................................Summer Thunder
6.15 ...........................................................Mistry
6.45......................................................Pulsating
7.15..............................................Night Of Glory
7.45.........................................Flight Of Fantasy
8.15 ........................................Excellent George
8.45 ...............................................Magic Mirror
nTIC-TAC: R-H AW Polytrack with a 3f run-in. nDRAW: No
advantage. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): A Balding 51403, A Carroll 48-568, D Ivory 29-311, C Cox 29-205. nTOP
JOCKEYS WITH RIDES (2013-2018): A Kirby 122-837, L Morris
104-1064, L Keniry 57-742, Oisin Murphy 49-391. nLONGEST
TRAVELLER: Broughtons Fancy (6.15) trained at Northallerton.
Round trip of 492 miles. nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON RUK
10(7) 520- PACK IT IN 23 (P) A Dunn 5-9-1 ................... L Keniry
11(12) 134- BEATISA 10 (C) Mrs C Dunnett 4-8-13 J Mitchell (7)
12(4) 1/8- QUEBEC 16 R Ingram 7-8-12 ................. R Ingram (5)
Ardamir l 99, Erinyes 98, Sonnetist 97.
9-4 Flight Of Fantasy, 7-2 Boychick, 9-2 Erinyes, Top Beak
8.15
1 (2)
2 (7)
3 (1)
4 (4)
5 (6)
6 (9)
7 (5)
8 (8)
9 (3)
10(11)
11(10)
HANDICAP (4); winner £6,469;
6f.
(11 runners)
590- ELJADDAAF 23 (H;CD) D Ivory 7-9-7 ....... R Winston
408- KADRIZZI 23 (P;D) D Ivory 5-9-7 ............. J Duern (3)
554- KODILINE 45 (V;D) C Cox 4-9-7 ..................... A Kirby
406- CLEAR WATER 30 (PH) M Wigham 5-9-6 .. F Norton
130- RELY ON ME 90 (P;D) A Balding 4-9-6............ O Murphy
296- SUPER JULIUS 45 (P) Eve J-Houghton 4-9-6 .... C Bishop
652- SHAMSAYA 24 (D) S Crisford 4-9-4 ............. R Havlin
161- SPARKALOT 205 (CD) S Dow 4-9-2............. L Morris
571- EXCELLENT GEORGE 19 (T;D) S C Williams 6-9-1 A Jones (3)
212- TEMERAIRE 30 (BF,D) H Palmer 4-9-0 ..... J Mitchell
123- BORN TO FINISH 21 (P;CD) J Osborne 5-9-0...... D Costello
Kadrizzi l 99, Born To Finish 98, Excellent George 97.
4 Sparkalot, 9-2 Excellent George, 5 Kodiline, 6 Temeraire,
7 Born To Finish, Eljaddaaf, 9 Kadrizzi, 10 Shamsaya
FORM
KADRIZZI (8-12) 12-1 held up, ridden 1f out, 8th of 13 (btn
3l) to Shyron (8-5) ELJADDAAF (9-2) 33-1 10th (btn
41/4l) (13 ran) (Lingfield 7f hcap (3) £7,246 AW).
KODILINE (9-8) 6-1 stayed on, 4th of 10 (btn 1 1 / 2l) to
Gorgeous Noora (9-5) SHAMSAYA (9-5) 7-1 driven 1f
out, switched, 5th (btn 2l) SUPER JULIUS (9-7) 20-1 ran
on, 6th (btn 21/2l) (Lingfield 6f hcap (4) £4,690 AW).
TEMERAIRE (8-10) 5-2 fav led, headed final furlong, btn
21/4l by Domitilla (8-8) CLEAR WATER (9-7) 11-2 faded,
6th (btn 51/2l) (Lingfield 7f hcap (3) £7,246 AW).
CLEAR WATER (8-12) 12-1 ridden 2f out, 10th of 14 (btn
8l) to Pixeleen (9-1) RELY ON ME (8-10) 9-1 11th (btn
81/2l) (14 ran) (Newmarket 6f hcap (2) £31,125 good).
SHAMSAYA (9-5) 6-1 ridden 1f out, btn 1 1 / 2l by Show
Stealer (9-7) (7 ran) (Lingfield 6f hcap (4) £4,916 AW).
SPARKALOT (9-7) 11-8 fav led final furlong, bt Cajmere
(9-4) 13/4l (7 ran) (Kempton 6f hcap (5) £3,234 AW).
EXCELLENT GEORGE (9-4) 5-1 challenged 2f out, led 1f
out, stayed on well run-in, bt Bahamian Heights (9-0)
11/4l (8 ran) (Chelmsford 6f hcap (5) £3,234 AW).
BORN TO FINISH (8-13) 5-1 ran on, 3rd of 10 (btn 21/4l) to
Human Nature (9-0) (Chelmsford 6f hcap (4) £6,469 AW).
8.45
1 (10)
2 (6)
3 (12)
4 (14)
5 (4)
6 (5)
7 (8)
8 (11)
9 (9)
10(13)
11(7)
12(2)
13(3)
14(1)
HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752;
1m.
(14 runners)
2/5- NATURE BOY 270 R Brisland 4-9-7 ........... J Mitchell
398- PLUCKY DIP 18 (CD) J Ryan 7-9-6 ................ A Kirby
082- STEAL THE SCENE 10 (P;C) K Frost 6-9-5 ... D Costello
696- SHIFTING STAR 64 (T,V;C,D) J Bridger 13-9-4 W Carson
520- EXIT EUROPE 43 (PH;C) Sir M Prescott 6-9-4 ... L Morris
113- MAGIC MIRROR 16 (V;BF,CD) M Rimell 5-9-1 .. T Marquand
723- HAPPY ESCAPE 23 (T) N Mulholland 4-9-1... T J Murphy
300- DANA’S PRESENT 55 (CD) A Newcombe 9-9-1. E Walsh (3)
388- ALMANACK 21 (C) Mark Pattinson 8-8-13 ..... D Muscutt
698- FROZEN LAKE 23 (H) J G O’Shea 6-8-13 ..... F Berry
761- BIG BAD LOL 31 Ed Walker 4-8-13 .............. L Keniry
878- GALINTHIAS 59 (D) S Dow 6-8-13 ........ L Williams (7)
697- DRAGON DREAM 23 (C) R Ingram 4-8-12 ... R Ingram (5)
014- MR MAC 6 (H,T;C) P Hedger 4-8-12 ........... C Bishop
Almanack l 99, Dana’s Present 98, Frozen Lake 97.
11-4 Big Bad Lol, 7-2 Magic Mirror, 9-2 Steal The Scene
BOX CLEVER
nTRAINERTRACE: KEMPTON 7.15 Firmage Burg J Baudron
to H Fry, 7.45 Sureness C Mann to A Newcombe. SOUTHWELL 12.55 Sienna Says A Carroll to R Fell, 1.30 Hamelin
Pool H Candy to M Chapman, 2.05 Going Native Ed Walker
to O Williams. WETHERBY 12.40 Aardwolf M Johnston to W
Greatrex, 2.25 Castle On A Cloud T E Hyde to C Grant, 2.25
Rowdy Robin Mrs M Sowersby to J M Jefferson, 2.55
Massini’s Lady G Rutherford to N Alexander. nHOT TRAINERS: T Easterby 5 from 12; Mrs K Tutty 2 from 5; D McCain 9
from 30; K Bailey 5 from 19. nHOT JOCKEYS: R Johnson 4
from 10; A Kirby 7 from 22; R Havlin 4 from 12; A Coleman 6
from 24; R Winston 5 from 20. nJOB JOCKEYS: KEMPTON
F Berry rides Firmage Burg (7.15) for H Fry, 3 winners from 4
rides, 75%. T Marquand rides Magic Mirror (8.45) for M
Rimell, 6 from 20, 30%. O Murphy rides Erinyes (7.45) for A
Watson, 10 from 35, 29%. WETHERBY A Coleman rides
Bobo Mac (1.50), Loud As Lions (3.25) for T Symonds, 3
from 7, 43%. B Hughes rides Take The High Road (12.40)
for K Dalgleish, 8 from 23, 35%. R Johnson rides Pennywell
(1.15), Aardwolf (12.40), Jammin Masters (2.25), Up To No
Good (3.25) for W Greatrex, 17 from 55, 31%.
54 ............... Friday, January 5, 2018
2GM
AUSSIE OPEN INJURY KO
By ROB MAUL
DAVID HAYE claims this
could be his last year as a
pro as he returns from
bicep surgery.
The Hayemaker, 37, is
scheduled to fight heavyweight rival Tony Bellew at
the O2 Arena in May after
pulling out of the original
bout due to injury.
Haye, who turned pro in
2002, wants to make up
for lost time after just
one fight in 20 months.
He said: “I can say 2018
will be an entertaining
year, potentially my last
year as a competitive athlete so I want to go out
with some big fireworks.
“It has been six weeks
since bicep surgery. It’s
about 40 per cent back to
where I want it to be and
another month I will be
punching at full throttle.”
COLIN HART
Go to: thesun.co.uk/sport
HI OP STAR
HIP
Muzza weighs up risky surgery
to regain his best form, how long would
By DAN KING
ANDY MURRAY faces a make-orthe former world No 1, three-time Slam
break decision when he arrives
he is still not fit for a first competitive winner, double Olympic champion and
back in the UK today.
Davis Cup hero be happy as an also-ran?
match since Wimbledon.
Murray will have had nearly 24 hours
of flying time to agonise over his next
move after pulling out of the Australian
Open with his ongoing hip problem.
It seems likely the two-time Wimbledon champion will reluctantly undergo
surgery in a bid to return to the court.
But with no guarantee of any operation
to his right hip being a success, Murray
and British tennis must confront the
unhappy prospect of his playing career,
not just his time at the top of tennis,
ending sooner rather than later.
Murray, 30, made it clear in
the Instagram post which
announced his withdrawal
from a warm-up event
in Brisbane that he
would still prefer to
avoid going under
the knife.
But
after
six
AGONY . . . crock Murray
months of rest
faces a tough decision
and rehabilitation,
Extending the break or trying nonsurgical alternatives would probably just
delay the inevitable for a man
who turns 31 in May.
What came through even
more strongly in Murray’s
heartfelt statement was his
desperation to play again.
So if an operation is his
best hope, then he will
take the plunge. Surgery in
the near future would
almost certainly mean six
months off and potentially
force him to miss Wimbledon
for only the second time.
If and when he returned, he
would then face a mental challenge
as hard as the physical slog of
rehabilitation.
Despite saying he would not mind slipping down the rankings and leaving his
glory days in the past, Murray is a proud
man. In the (likely) event he was unable
Murray has spoken in the past
of his desire one day to play
doubles with older brother
Jamie at Wimbledon.
The format is less demanding and may be his best hope
of playing well into his thirties and winning more Slams.
It worked for Martina
Hingis who quit singles in
2007 with a hip injury but
returned to tennis in 2013
and had four great years,
including mixed doubles wins
at Wimbledon and the US
Open with Jamie in 2017.
Murray’s Melbourne absence
would leave Jo Konta bearing
the weight of British expectation. But she retired in the deciding
set of her Brisbane quarter-final and is
a doubt for next week’s event in Sydney
and the Australian Open.
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SPORTS ROUND-UP:
RESULTS & FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
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CHEEKY LITTLE
PUNT...
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 1st Rd:
Off - Spennymoor Town v Gainsborough (due
to waterlogged pitch).
TENNIS
ATP & WTA BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL (Australia): Men: 2nd Rd - D
Istomin (Uzb) bt J Donaldson (US) 7-6 6-2; R
Harrison (US) bt Y Hanfmann (Ger) 6-7 6-4
6-2; K Edmund bt H Chung (Kor) 7-6 5-7 6-4;
G Dimitrov (Bul) bt J Millman (Aus) 4-6 7-6
6-3. Women: Quarter-finals - A Sasnovich (Blr) bt A Cornet (Fra) 3-6 6-2 6-3;
E Svitolina (Ukr) bt J Konta 1-6 7-6 3-2 ret;
A Sevastova (Lat) bt A Krunic (Ser) 6-2 6-4;
K Pliskova (Cze) bt K Kanepi (Est) 3-6 7-5 6-2.
ATP TATA OPEN MAHARASHTRA
(Pune, India): Quarter-finals - M Cilic
(Cro) bt P-H Herbert (Fra) 6-3 6-2; G Simon
(Fra) bt R Ojeda Lara (Spa) 6-2 6-3; K Anderson (SA) bt M Kukushkin (Kaz) 6-7 6-4 6-2;
B Paire (Fra) bt R Haase (Hol) 7-5 2-6 6-3.
ATP QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN
(Doha): Quarter-finals - G Pella (Arg) bt
M Basic (Bih) 6-2 6-3; A Rublev (Rus) bt B
Coric (Cro) 6-3 7-5; D Thiem (Aut) bt S Tsitsipas (Gre) 7-5 6-4; G Monfils (Fra) bt P
Gojowczyk (Ger) 6-3 7-6.
HOPMAN CUP (Perth, Australia): Group
B: Russia bt Japan 2-1. Men - K Khachanov (Rus) bt Y Sugita (Jpn) 6-4 6-2.
Women - N Osaka (Jpn) bt A Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) 6-4 3-6 7-6. Mixed Doubles - A
Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) & K Khachanov (Rus) bt
N Osaka (Jpn) & Y Sugita (Jpn) 4-1 4-0.
Switzerland bt USA 3-0. Men - R
Federer (Swi) bt J Sock (US) 7-6 7-5.
Women - B Bencic (Swi) bt C Vandeweghe
(US) 7-6 6-4. Mixed Doubles - B Bencic
(Swi) & R Federer (Swi) bt C Vandeweghe (US)
& J Sock (US) 4-3 4-2.
WTA SHENZHEN OPEN (China):
Quarter-finals - I-C Begu (Rom) bt T
Babos (Hun) 7-5 7-5; M Sharapova (Rus) bt Z
Diyas (Kaz) 6-3 6-3; S Halep (Rom) bt A Sabalenka (Blr) 6-2 6-2; K Siniakova (Cze) bt K Pliskova (Cze) 6-2 6-2.
TODAY’S SPORT
EMIRATES FA CUP: 3rd Rd
Liverpool v Everton............... 7.55
Man Utd v Derby...................... 8.0
JD WELSH PREMIER - Bangor City v
Newtown (7.45), Prestatyn Town v The New
Saints FC (7.45).
RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership Worcester v Bath (7.45). Guinness
PRO14 - Scarlets v Newport Gwent Dragons
(7.35), Edinburgh v Southern Kings (7.35).
CRICKET: First Test Match: 1st day
of 5 - South Africa v India (Cape Town,
8.30am). First One Day International - New Zealand v Pakistan (Wellington, 10.0).
BASKETBALL: BBL Championship Surrey v Leeds (7.30). BBL Trophy: 2nd
Rd - Plymouth v Leicester (7.30).
ICE HOCKEY: Elite League - Belfast v
Sheffield (7.30).
(The answer to the question on
Page 60: Manchester United’s
Paul Pogba)
BIG guns Manchester
United and Liverpool are
in FA Cup action tonight.
And despite the busy
festive run, both clubs
can field strong sides as
they have more than a
week off afterwards.
Liverpool should see
off Everton. We like a
Reds win and more than
three goals in the game
at 11/10 with a
Sun Bets boost.
It’s 5/2 for a
red card, while
Liverpool
are
5/4 to win to nil.
United
host
Derby, who have
lost just two of
their last 19
games and are
second in the
Championship.
We like the 6/5 at Sun
Bets for both to score.
DIAMOND: Liverpool win and over three
goals in the game, 11/10 at Sun Bets.
NEXT BEST: Both teams to score at
Old Trafford, 6/5 at Sun Bets.
LONGSHOT: Roberto Firmino to score
first in a 3-0 Liverpool win is 25/1 with
Sun Bets.
18+ T&Cs apply.
Odds subject to change.
THE No1 TEAM IN FOOTBALL
THE FA CUP third
round is one of
the big weekends
of the year.
So make sure
you get SunSport
for reports on
tonight’s
huge
Liverpool-Everton
and United-Derby
clashes — PLUS
previews on the
rest of the ties.
And don’t miss
our two Saturday
pullouts
Goals
and Favourite for
all the news and
views.
10am
Max Rushden
Perry Groves is
alongside Max
to talk over
the day’s news.
1pm H&J
Paul and Andy
bring you the
Clips of the Week.
4pm Drive
Darren Gough has
his say on the
Fifth Ashes Test.
7pm Kick off
Live commentary
of Liverpool v
Everton.
ON AIR
Haye hint
at farewell
IN PRINT
HAYE . . . rehab
ONLINE
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Liverpool host Everton in an FA Cup Merseyside
derby . . . follow it live on our blog. And Manchester
United are also in action against Derby in the third
round — live updates online.
Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
2GM
5TH TEST
TEST BATTING RECORDS
SINCE START OF 2015
By JOHN
ETHERIDGE
Highest percentage of 50+
in SYDNEY
Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
JOE ROOT (England)
Steve Smith (Australia)
Cheteshwar Pujara (India)
Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
Azhar Ali (Pakistan)
David Warner (Australia)
Virat Kohli (India)
Alastair Cook (England)
Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka)
Ben Stokes (England)
Jonny Bairstow (England)
JOE
ROOT
sank
to
his
haunches in a mix of disbelief,
despair and downright fury.
Yet again, he had failed to turn a
fifty into a ton. There should be a
medical term for this odd condition
that is starting to debilitate and
define the England captain’s career.
Rootus
Nonconvertiosis
is
a
horrible ailment and apparently
incurable. It might not bring him out
in a rash or require surgery but the
patient will only recover when he
starts scoring some damn hundreds.
His dismissal for 83 — courtesy of
a careless clip to square leg in the
final ten minutes of play — was
Root’s fourth half-ton this series.
Almost unbelievably, his last 19
fifties in Test cricket have produced just three centuries.
Root should be right up there
alongside Steve Smith and Virat
Kohli as the greatest batsmen of
this generation but is falling short
due to his lack of Test hundreds.
To make matters worse, much
worse,
Root’s
departure
meant
Jonny Bairstow walked to the
wicket. Sure enough, he was caught
behind from his seventh delivery
and what turned out to be the
final ball of the first day — to leave
the tourists 233-5.
The England and Aussie camps
both expressed surprise that Bairstow opted to bat when debutant
Mason Crane was padded up and
ready to step in as nightwatchman.
Root and Malan put on 133 for
the fourth wicket with such ease
that Root have must
thought he would reach
three figures this time.
But, after a straight
drive and inside edge off
Mitchell Starc in the first
over with the second new
ball, Root unerringly picked
out Mitchell Marsh at square
in association with
47.7%
47.4%
46.8%
42.9%
37.5%
36.4%
35.9%
32.7%
30.0%
29.8%
29.3%
27.9%
DOWN ’N OUT
. . . Root can’t
believe he has
blown it again
Percentage of 50s to 100s
Virat Kohli (India, above left)
68.8%
Steve Smith (above right) (Australia) 55.2%
Cheteshwar Pujara (India)
44.4%
Azhar Ali (Pakistan)
43.8%
David Warner (Australia)
43.5%
Kane Williamson (New Zealand) 42.9%
Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka)
41.2%
Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka) 37.5%
Ben Stokes (England)
29.4%
Alastair Cook (England)
29.2%
Jonny Bairstow (England)
23.5%
JOE ROOT (England)
21.6%
Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
13.3%
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Non
Minimum-40 innings
JOE STILL IN TON OF TROUBLE
leg. Root insists he does not relax
once he gets past his half-century
but figures of 13 centuries and 36
fifties compare very poorly with
Smith’s 23 centuries and 22 fifties.
Malan, whose calm, patient batting has made him England’s find
of the tour, said: “Rooty played
fantastically well. If that stroke was
two or three yards either way, it’d
have gone for four and everyone
would have said ‘great shot’.
“I’m sure Joe will be a bit disappointed that he doesn’t convert
more but he’s contributing and
putting the team in good positions.
“He still averages 53 in Test
cricket and the day will come when
he does start converting as well as
Smith or the other greats. When
that happens, it will be scary to see
how good he can be.
“Joe has never really mentioned
it in the changing room — he is
disappointed whenever he gets out,
whether he’s scored 150 or 50.
“I guess losing Joe and Jonny in
consecutive overs at the end of day
one sums up this tour.
“We’ve been on top in games but
then made one or two mistakes
and let the Aussies back in.”
James Vince, out for 25, keeps
getting out after looking a million
dollars for an hour or so. He will
be the biggest conundrum facing
England’s
selectors
when
they
choose the squad for New Zealand
in March and April.
They must decide whether to back
his natural ability or dump him for a
youngster like Lancashire’s Liam
Livingstone, 24, or Essex’s Dan Lawrence, 20. My guess is he will be kept
on for the two New Zealand Tests.
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55
THREE-TIME Tour
de France winner
P
Greg LeMond claims
Team Sky rider Chris
Froome
should
be
“punished accordingly”.
The cycling legend, 56,
hit out at Froome for an
adverse analytical finding
of salbutamol in last
year’s Vuelta a Espana.
Obano
raps up
By JONNY FORDHAM
BENO OBANO must go
from hip-hop star to top
of the props to nail down
an England spot.
Bath’s 5ft 8in loosehead,
23, wowed Eddie Jones
and his squad by rapping
at his first Red Rose
training camp this week.
Obano (below) tackles
Worcester
at
Sixways tonight
aiming to boost
his claim for a
Six Nations spot.
Aussie Jones,
57, said: “He did
a bit of a song
at his first team meeting.
He’s quite entertaining.
“He’s got a hell of a lot
of physical work to do but
Beno is putting pressure
on everyone around him.”
Worcester winger Josh
Adams, 22, guns for his
seventh try in as many
games tonight — chasing
Mark Cueto’s Premiership
record of eight in a row.
THE
2019
PDC
P
World Darts champ
will receive a record
£500,000.
Rob Cross trousered
£400,000 for his Ally
Pally heroics recently.
The overall prize fund
for the 72-man tournament is increasing to
£2.5million.
Tiger on
the farm
By OSCAR PAUL
TIGER WOODS continues
his comeback from injury
at the Farmers Insurance
Open, starting January 25.
It will be the 14-time
Major winner’s first PGA
Tour event for a year,
and he will also compete
at the Genesis Open in
Los Angeles in February.
Woods, 42, said: “I’d
love to play a
full schedule in
2018. I’m trying
to get strong
enough to handle a workload
workload.”
Woods (right)
also praised the
PGA Tour’s change of
policy regarding television
viewers calling in about
rules infractions.
Last April, LPGA star
Lexi Thompson had a
four-stroke penalty at the
ANA Inspiration after a
viewer complained she
incorrectly marked a ball,
costing
Thompson,
22,
her first Major title.
DANNY
McGUIRE
P
says he is too old
to play for England but
would NOT snub them.
Leeds’ rugby league
legend, 35, recently
joined Hull KR but has
not played for the national team since 2009.
He said: “I’d never say
no — but I’m a bit old.”
56 ............... Friday, January 5, 2018
1GM
FA CUP THIRD ROUND
ROB LEE
Newcastle
v Luton
AGE. ......................... 51
POSITION........midfield
CLUBS...........Charlton,
Newcastle, West Ham
Wycombe,
England
(21 caps).
Tomorrow, 3pm
By VIKKI ORVICE
Shot to fame on
wing at Charlton,
scoring
eight
goals as they
got
promoted
to
the
First
Division in 1986.
Boss Kevin Keegan
signed him for Newcastle for £700,000
in 1992.
Lee was named in
the PFA Team of the
Year for the 1995-96
season after the Toon
finished runners-up.
AT 7am tomorrow, about
40 fans will gather at a
house in Essex and board a
bus to make the long journey
north to St James’ Park.
Not the Luton supporters’ club
but the Lee clan — headed by
ex-Newcastle and England midfielder Rob whose sons Olly and
Elliot BOTH play for the Hatters.
As kids 20 years ago, the boys
would watch dad at the ground
as Kevin Keegan’s midfield star
— as well as joining in kickabouts
in their back garden with the
likes of Alan Shearer.
Lee, who lost FA Cup finals
against Arsenal and Manchester
United, said: “For our family, it’s
the best possible tie and a dream
come true for the boys to go back.
“It’s the next best thing to pulling on a black and white shirt.
“They
They used to watch the games
in a box when I was there — or
rather didn’t! They regret it now
as they were good games to watch.
“It will be immense seeing them
run out at St James’ Park. My
dad Reg is 74 but he’s arranged
a coach for all the family
to go up in.
“Himself,
mum,
myself, my wife,
my
daughter.
Then
there’s
my
two
brothers and
all
their
families and
friends.. Pick
friends
up point is
my house at
7am.
“I
don’t
remember seeing
them do something
as kids and thinking they
could be players.
“Probably because they were
in the garden against my mates,
who were all professionals.
“Alan
Shearer,
Gary
Speed,
Warren Barton, Shay Given . . .
they’d come round and we would
have five-a-side kickabouts.
“Maybe that’s where they learned
their skills!”
Both
lads
spent
years
in
West Ham’s academy before being
released.
Midfielder Olly, 26, went on to
play for Barnet and Birmingham
before moving to Kenilworth Road
to join Luton in 2015.
Striker Elliot, 23, joined him this
summer after a spell at Barnsley.
On the opening day of the
season they made the headlines as
Luton demolished Yeovil 8-2.
The first of the eight was scored
by Olly from inside his own half,
the last by Elliot from a cross by
his brother.
Dad Rob said: “I go to most
games but I was hosting a table at
Twickenham so missed it. Not a
great day for me as I hate rugby.
“I scored a goal from my own
half once — but it didn’t count.”
Midfielder Olly became a dad
himself in August, four days after
that wonder goal.
He grinned: “Dad told us lots
of times about the goal from his
own half, so I thought I’d show
him how it’s done!
“Running out at St James’ Park
will be a special moment. Elliot
The boys
used to have
a kickabout
with Alan
Shearer
SPECIAL TYNE . . .
Luton’s Olly (left)
and Elliot pose with
their ex-Toon star
dad Rob Lee (centre)
IT’S A
MILEE
FAMI
AFFAIR
Toon legend Rob’s boys out
to gun down dad’s old team
played there with West Ham a
couple of years ago and I watched
him with pride — but at the same
time there was a tinge of jealousy.
“Elliot and I know each other
inside out. I know where he wants
the ball.
“We’ve not really played together
properly up until the last six
months but clicked straightaway.
“It’s nice we’ve got that connection. He can make me look good
and I can make him look good.”
Grandad Reg, who once worked
as a turnstile operator at Rob’s
first club Charlton, is also their
most vocal supporter.
Olly, whose team top League
Two, admitted: “Dad’s not much of
a shouter — he leaves that to my
grandad.
“When we play at Kenilworth
Road I can hear grandad shouting
in the crowd. It’s unrepeatable!”
Elliot said: “It will be crazy with
the busload going up. I do remember going to St James’ Park to
watch dad, although we were
usually in the box causing carnage.
But
our
team
are
full
of
confidence, creating chances and
scoring lots of goals, so there’s no
reason we can’t cause an upset.”
Rob added: “We had so many
demands for tickets I had to ring
Newcastle and call in a few favours.
“Luton have a chance whatever
team Rafa Benitez picks.
“The last time I played Luton, in
1994, we lost and I’m still trying to
forget it! Newcastle were flying
at the time but Luton got a draw up
PARDEW’S JAKE BOOST
by the situation but the media
WEST BROM are happy Jake
By TONY LITTLE
have been very supportive and he’s
Livermore’s
head
is
right
that a comfort.
considering
banning
him.
Liverfollowing his clash with a fan. more tested positive for cocaine in found
“Anyone who has been through
Livermore, 28, confronted a
West
Ham
supporter
who
abused him during Tuesday’s
game over the death of his
infant son in 2014.
The England star (left) waded
into the crowd at the London
Stadium to get at the culprit.
Hammers chiefs have identified the individual and are
May 2015 but the FA showed
leniency and he escaped a ban.
Albion boss Alan Pardew is
confident Livermore will make
tomorrow’s FA Cup tie at Exeter.
Pardew said: “He’s OK. I’ll take
him to Exeter with no concern
really about his playing ability.
“He’s fit and well. He was hurt
the trauma of losing a child would
know the impact is massive.
“The FA are understanding of
the situation. I don’t think there
will be a charge.”
Relegation-haunted Albion, who
have gone 20 games without a win,
lost 2-1 at West Ham and are now
four points adrift of safety.
OLLY LEE
AGE..........................26
Position...........midfield
Clubs ..........West Ham,
Barnet, Birmingham,
Luton.
Olly came through
West Ham’s academy
but did not make a
senior appearance.
After loans at Dagenham and Redbridge
and Gillingham, he
joined Barnet.
He soon left for
Birmingham but was
loaned out to Plymouth after one season
with the Blues.
Having settled at
Luton, he has become
an
ever-present
in
their midfield.
ELLIOT LEE
AGE....................23
POSITION....striker
CLUBS...West Ham,
Barnsley, Luton.
Like his older
brother, Elliot came
through West Ham’s
youth
ranks
and
made his pro debut
in the FA Cup third
round against Manchester United.
After loan spells at
Colchester, Southend,
Luton and Blackpool,
he
signed
permanently for Barnsley
— but was released a
year later.
He joined Luton in
the summer and has
five league goals.
there. Then back at Kenilworth
Road a teenager called John Hartson played so well that they beat us.
“I played in two FA Cup finals
and scored in a semi-final so I
keep telling the lads I didn’t lose
an FA Cup game for three years,
unless it was at Wembley.
“I just love the FA Cup. Anything can happen.”
l Luton manager Nathan Jones,
44, signed a new four-year contract yesterday.
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THIRD
ROUND
SPECIAL
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Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
THE INSIDE TRACK ON FOOTBALL’S BIG STORIES
HUGHES . . . pressure
Sparky to
flicker on
By GRAHAM HILL
MARK HUGHES survived a
Stoke board meeting and
stressed: “We are not at
the point of no return.”
Sparky’s job is in danger
after dropping into the
bottom three — and he
faces a banana-skin FA
Cup tie at League Two
Coventry tomorrow.
He received a stay of
execution yesterday after
showing Potters’ owners
his blueprint for a relegation escape act.
Fulham’s £3million-rated
defender Ryan Fredericks
is on his wanted list and
Hughes added: “It’s a difficult situation, but is it
redeemable? Yes. Are we
past the point of no
return? Absolutely not.
“I know exactly the
strengths and weaknesses
of the squad I’ve got.”
Reed it
and weep
LES MISERABLE FOR SAINTS PROJECT
Sack me,
says Jok
By DARREN WITCOOP
SLAVISA JOKANOVIC has
challenged
Fulham
to
SACK him following an
amazing transfer bust-up.
The Cottagers chief is
at war with club bosses
after being told he cannot
bolster their push for
Prem football this month.
Jokanovic, who wanted
three signings, claimed it
would be a “good option”
for Fulham to axe him.
The Serb said: “I don’t
know if we don’t have the
money or don’t want to
spend the money.
“But we’re not competitive enough for this period
in front of us.
“Solution? If the coach
doesn’t trust we’re strong
enough then probably an
option the club must be
thinking about is sacking
the coach. This can be a
good option for the club.”
Gibson
aircrafty
STEVE GIBSON was so
keen to get Tony Pulis
that his new manager
enjoys private jets to and
from
Middlesbrough’s
training ground.
Pulis, who has a family
home in Poole, Dorset,
flies back after weekend
games and returns to
Teesside for training at
the start of the week.
Owner Gibson, who
gave ex-manager Garry
Monk a big transfer kitty
last summer, is still
convinced
that
Boro
can get promoted behind
Wolves.
Pulis, who intends to
trim a few players from
his squad this month,
is already airborne after
winning his first game
against Preston on New
Year’s Day.
Wil go a
long way
Bertrand
on Guard
RYAN BERTRAND hopes
to quit Southampton this
month — alerting moneybags Manchester City.
The England left-back is
Saints’ latest unsettled
star after Virgil van Dijk
forced a move to Liverpool.
Bertrand, 28, wants to
join a team capable of
competing for trophies
and City manager Pep
Guardiola has been tracking him since the summer.
The
£60million-rated
ace is understood to be
frustrated that Saints have
dropped down the Premier
League table after topeight finishes in the three
previous seasons.
But Saints have told him
they are not willing to sell
in this transfer window.
Saints could move for
Fulham
full-back
Ryan
Sessegnon, 17, as a longterm replacement.
PULIS . . . flying already
GOING SOUTH . . .
Pellegrino, Pied and
Stephens suffer yet
another defeat to pile
the pain on Reed (top)
AT SOME stage Les Reed will
finally stop patting himself on the
back for selling Virgil van Dijk to
Liverpool for £75million.
mugged them on Tuesday night. This is
all happening on Reed’s watch, after he
was entrusted to handle the day-to-day
running of the football operation when
Katharina Liebherr took over.
The modern-day Southampton, the
Southampton that Reed is more than
happy to take credit for building with his
own bare hands, are having a wobble.
Selling Van Dijk, especially for £75m,
is unquestionably a tidy bit of business
for a club of Southampton’s size.
It is also confirmation that if the price
is right, Southampton are willing to sell.
Reed famously claimed in April 2014
that the big names would be staying on
the South Coast.
Within
three
months
he
had
sold Luke Shaw,
Adam
Lallana,
Dejan Lovren,
Calum Chambers
and
Rickie Lambert
for £98m.
Nathaniel
Clyne
Southampton’s vice-chairman of football would have you believe there is
nobody better placed and certainly
nobody with a better skill-set to make
the big calls around St Mary’s.
With Saints hovering just above the
relegation zone, out of the bottom three
on goal difference, the former FA man
will have to go to work.
It was only a few years ago, when
Reed worked under Howard Wilkinson
at the FA, that he was responsible for
promoting and nurturing young English
coaches.
He has never appointed one at
Southampton, mind.
Since Nigel Adkins was fired by former
executive chairman Nicola Cortese and
replaced with Mauricio Pochettino in
2013, he has always looked abroad.
Last summer Reed fired a perfectly
decent manager in Claude Puel, who
took Southampton to the EFL Cup final
and eighth in the Premier League.
They wanted more ambition, more
drive, more personality to bridge the
gap between mid-table and a return
to European football.
So, they hired Manuel Pellegrino.
The Argentinian coach is without a Premier League win since
Southampton thumped Everton
4-1 at home on November 26.
Pellegrino seems like an honourable fella but his eyes were
glazing after Crystal Palace
SEE YA
. . . Van Dijk is
the latest to leave Saints
(£12.5m), Morgan Schneiderin (£24m),
Sadio Mane (£30m), Victor Wanyama
(£11.5m) and Jay Rodriguez (£15m) have
also all been allowed to move on.
Many of them forced their way out,
with Southampton driving up the prices
during a bidding frenzy for some of the
best players outside of the top six.
Yet the famous academy system that
nurtured the talents of Shaw, Chambers
and James Ward-Prowse is starting to
crumble. That production line of young
talent, once admired and envied by
Premier
League
clubs
across
the
country, has ground to a halt.
It is great shame because there is
nothing more satisfying for clubs and
their supporters to see one of their
own coming through.
For now, the first team is the
priority. And the recruitment, all
of it overseen by Reed, has been
uninspiring and unsuccessful.
Manolo Gabbiadini has scored
three times; Pierre Hojbjerg has
only recently returned to the
side, and Sofiane Boufal has
never really got going.
Despite
the
backing
for
Pellegrino this week, Reed’s
remit from the club’s new
investors is to do whatever
it takes to keep Southampton in the top flight.
Reed has left them in no
doubt that he is the best
man for the job.
That, as everybody at
the club is aware, is the
Southampton Way.
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WILFRIED
ZAHA
has
done a lot of growing
up since his return to
Crystal Palace.
Putting to one side
the unjustified criticism
about his trickery inside
the penalty area, Zaha
(below) deserves credit
for taking his game to
the next level. In the last
year or so
he
gained
TWO
hefty
pay rises at
the Eagles as
reward
for
his
importance to the
club.
The winger,
25, who once bought
four cars in as many
weeks when he got his
move
to
Manchester
United, could have easily
put his foot on the ball
and
enjoyed
the
trappings of success.
Instead,
Zaha
has
matured into a model
professional.
It’s Potty
for Glen
GLEN JOHNSON’S exit
from Stoke this month
will be anything but
amicable after his falling
out with Mark Hughes.
Johnson,
fined
two
weeks’ wages
following
a
row with the
Potters manager, has not
played a firstteam
game
since back in
October.
Sparky is
keen to get Johnson (left)
out but the former Chelsea, Liverpool and England
defender is waiting to be
paid up before he quits
the bet365 Stadium.
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58 ............... Friday, January 5, 2018
2GM
PREMIER LEAGUE
LOUD AND
CLEAR . . .
Conte wants
more funds
WHINGERS
AUSTERITY!
Conte: I’ve rarely got the players I wanted
1
By MARK IRWIN
MOANING
MANAGER
ANTONIO CONTE risked the
further
wrath
of
Roman
Abramovich by having another
dig at Chelsea’s transfer policy. new boss, some Chelsea insiders are
The club have spent £310million
on new signings during Conte’s 1½
years in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Yet the title-winning coach has
still complained that: “I have rarely
been given the players I asked for.”
The Italian’s outburst came as
keeper Thibaut Courtois warned
Chelsea will never be the biggest
club in the world if they allow
Eden Hazard to sign for Real
Madrid.
Conte,
who
has
18
months
remaining on his £180,000-a-week
contract, has always made it clear
he is not responsible for signing
new players.
But he has frequently moaned his
squad is not big enough to cope
with the dual demands of competing
for
the
Premier
League
and
Champions League.
Now he has told Sky Italia: “I do
not aim high with my requests for
new signings, especially as I’ve
rarely been given the players I
asked for.
“I have always ended up at clubs
who were running an austerity
programme.
“So I just try to do my job. If
someone arrives, good. If they don’t,
then that’s fine, too.
“I have to continue my work
either way.”
Conte is hoping to complete deals
for Juventus defender Alex Sandro
and
Monaco
forward
Thomas
Lemar during this month’s transfer
window.
But he does not appear to be
holding out too much hope of
signing either player.
Conte refused to extend his
contract beyond the summer of
2019
when
he
signed
his
lucrative new Chelsea deal in the
summer.
And with European heavyweights
aint-Germain and Bayern
Paris Saint-Germain
Munich both in the market for a
now wondering if Conte is angling
to leave at the end of the season.
Conte, 48, has already conceded
defeat in Chelsea’s title defence,
with his team currently 16 points
behind runaway league leaders
Manchester City.
He admitted: “We have to fight
for Champions League qualification,
not for second place.
“We must be realistic. To fight
Manchester City for the title we
must hope they lose five of their
last 16 games and we win every
match.
“To finish in the top four will not
be easy.
“Chelsea missed out on the Champions League last year when they
finished tenth, Arsenal are out after
19 years in the competition and
Manchester United finished outside
the top four places last season.”
Conte
is
also
desperate
to
convince playmaker Hazard to sign
a new £300,000-a-week Chelsea
contract
to
head
off
growing
interest in the Belgian superstar
from Real Madrid.
International team-mate Courtois
said: “Losing a player like Eden
would be bad for the club. He is
irreplaceable.
“It would be like Barcelona losing
Messi
or
Real
Madrid
losing
Ronaldo.
“With the money he will raise,
you can buy five new players. But
none of them will be like Eden.
“If Chelsea have ambitions to be
the best club in the world, these
kind of players have to stay.
“But I understand the club’s point
of view because it’s not easy to
make big signings since the market
went nuts.
“The price being paid for players
in the Premier League is too
much and everybody smells
that.”
YOU DID PAY
£65M FOR
THIS FELLA
SO COSTLY . . .
Morata misses great
chance at Arsenal
HOW
THEY
COMPARE
IN PREM
THIS
SEASON
BIG CHANCE CONVERSION RATE
Raheem Sterling (Man City).. 66.67%
Harry Kane (Tottenham)........ 61.90%
Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd)..... 47.37%
Sergio Aguero (Man City)...... 45.45%
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)...... 44.44%
Mo Salah (Liverpool)............ 40.00%
ALVARO MORATA (Chelsea)... 39.13%
* Big chance conversion data is where a player should reasonably be
expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario or from close range.
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’N LOSERS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
SORE POINT . . .
fuming Wenger is
resigned to missing
Arsenal’s FA Cup
clash at Forest
WILSHERE . . . dairy-free
Wilshere
makes a
moo-ve
By MARK IRWIN
JACK WILSHERE has given
dairy the boot to force a
World Cup comeback.
The Arsenal star says he
has never been in better
shape after completing six
games in 22 days.
He puts it down to a
new diet without milk,
cheese and butter.
Midfielder Wilshere, 26,
has missed more than
three years of his career
due to a catalogue of
ankle and knee problems.
But now he believes he
is totally injury-free and
ready to compete for an
England return after 1½
years in the wilderness.
Wilshere said: “To come
through so many games in
such a hectic period
has given me belief
in my body. I am in
WILSHERE
START FIRST
WC MATCH
9/4
the best shape ever. I
never had that much dairy
anyway. So I’ve just cut it
out and I’m leaner and
probably a little bit fitter.”
Wilshere has now made
19 appearances this term
and bagged his first Prem
goal in almost three years
during Wednesday’s 2-2
draw with Chelsea.
Yet the contract talks
chief
Arsene
Wenger
promised last month have
still not materialised and
Wilshere has less than six
months on his deal.
He said: “I haven’t sat
down for talks and there
is no date planned, but I
see the boss every day so
we’ll see what happens.
“I heard the England
manager say we needed to
be playing in the Premier
League week in, week out
if we were to be selected.
“Now I am doing that, I
believe I have the quality
to get into that team.”
Sport
GARETH BALE made
a goalscoring return on
his first Real Madrid
start since picking up a
calf injury in September.
He bagged the opener
from the spot as Real
beat minnows Numancia
3-0 in the Copa del Rey.
SHORT
BRIGHT
ON,
LEW
AND
1,207
OUT
Ban will see Weng miss 1st match
2
By MARK IRWIN
MOANING
MANAGER
FURIOUS Arsene Wenger
is resigned to missing his
first game as Arsenal boss
on Sunday after 1,207 convinced Wenger he has little
chance of beating the FA rap.
matches in charge.
The fuming Frenchman, 68, is
reluctantly ready to accept a
one-match stadium ban after
being charged with misconduct.
And he wants to sit out the
FA Cup trip to Nottingham
Forest rather than Wednesday’s
Carabao Cup clash at Chelsea.
Wenger was charged over
questioning the integrity of ref
Mike Dean following Sunday’s
1-1 draw at West Brom.
And he faces further punishment after being ordered to
explain his suggestions this
week that a series of controversial decisions against his team
were more than a coincidence.
Wenger angrily vowed to
contest the FA charge following
another
disputed
penalty
against his side during Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea.
He raged: “I am 35 years in
football so I know what I say
after the game and I stand up
for what I said, no problem.”
But Arsenal’s legal team have
Wenger
had
until
6pm
tonight to answer the charge
but gave his response last night.
That will allow the independent three-man commission to
rule on the case today and
dish out any punishment before
this weekend’s third-round ties.
It is still not clear if Wenger
has requested a personal hearing to argue his case at
Wembley this afternoon.
But he wants any ban
fast-tracked so he can take
charge in the semi-final
first leg at Stamford Bridge.
Wenger served a threematch
touchline
ban
from Uefa in 2012 and a
four-game FA touchline ban last January.
But
he
watched
those games from the
stands and has not
missed any Arsenal
game
since
taking
charge in October 1996.
Yet a stadium ban
today will prohibit him entering
any part of Forest’s City Ground
on Sunday — or having any
contact with his players during
the match or the build-up.
Wenger’s outbursts have not
gone down well with the FA,
who are determined to clamp
down on any suggestion of bias
or a referees’ conspiracy.
He also has until Tuesday to
explain later comments in
which he claimed ref Dean
“saw what he wanted” at West
Brom. And he risked more
trouble after the Chelsea match
by claiming: “We got a farcical
decision on the penalty again
but we knew that before
the game.”
But comments to the
media rather than directed
at officials are punished by
fines rather than a ban.
Wenger
admits
his
new signing Konstantinos
Mavropanos is one for
the future.
The Greek defender,
20, cost £2.2million
from PAS Giannina.
But the Gunners
boss said: “He’s
not ready to play
for us, we’ll send
him out on loan.”
CONSPIRACY? ARE YOU SURE, ARSENE?
1
Burnley 0 Arsenal 1
Laurent Koscielny was
offside as he diverted the
ball into the net with his arm.
Wenger said: “I was told we
were a bit fortunate.”
Arsenal 2 Hull 0
Alexis Sanchez bundled in
the opener with his arm.
Wenger said: “I am responsible
for many things but not for
the referee’s decisions.”
3
ARSENE WENGER seems to believe refs are
conspiring against his side. But the Arsenal
chief’s somewhat selective memory appears
to have overlooked these SIX shockers going
the Gunners’ way in the last 15 months . . .
Arsenal 2 Chelsea 1
Sanchez opens scoring in
FA Cup final after blocking
a clearance with his arm and
racing through despite offside
flag against Aaron Ramsey.
4
Arsenal 2 Spurs 0
Shkodran Mustafi scored
from a free-kick wrongly
awarded against Spurs — and
was offside. Wenger said: “It is
not true it was offside.”
5
2
Arsenal 2 Burnley 1
Gunners won it with a
98th-minute penalty when
Ben Mee was adjudged to have
caught an offside Koscielny
with a high foot.
Burnley 0 Arsenal 1
Another late penalty as
Ramsey makes the most of
contact from James Tarkowski.
Arsene said: “He has a problem
in his neck from the push.”
6
A MANIC festive period may be done and
dusted — but there are still plenty of
matches ahead in Gameweek 19.
So we have picked out three bargain buys
guaranteed to lift your Dream Team for
upcoming FA Cup and Carabao Cup games.
LEWIS DUNK (below) — £3.2million
Key to Brighton’s solid start to life in the
Premier League — playing every minute of
every match in the top flight so far. The
defender’s points haul has sky-rocketed in
recent weeks, with his Star
Man display against Newcastle
particularly eye-catching.
JACK WILSHERE — £3m
Fit-again midfielder has started
Arsenal’s
last
six
Premier
League games — and scored a
cracker in their 2-2 draw with
Chelsea on Wednesday night.
With
cup
games
against
Nottingham Forest and Chelsea
coming up, the revitalised England man will
be keen to continue his recent red-hot form.
MICHY BATSHUAYI — £4.6m
Chelsea’s back-up striker could start their
FA Cup clash against Norwich on Saturday.
His lack of regular playing time means
his price has dropped dramatically in recent
weeks, which is great for Dream Team
bosses hunting a bargain signing.
And Batshuayi has already shown his
talents this season in the Carabao Cup.
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FA CUP 3RD ROUND
MASKING
IN GLORY
THIS Phantom of the Opera
often takes centre stage for his
Premier League side.
The mystery superstar donned
an OPERA LED mask — popular
with celebs like Jessica Alba —
that uses light therapy to help
skin rejuvenation.
Certainly his surging runs
from midfield put the frighteners on a lot of his rivals and he
has lit up his side since a
rather big-money switch.
So just who is the man in the
mask? To find out the answer
see our round-up on Page 54.
NEVER
From Back Page
wants me to leave, because I have
no intention to leave at all.
“My intention is to stay and to
work and to improve and to bring
the club to where the club belongs
and I want to stay. And I don’t see
any reason not to stay.”
Mourinho is halfway through his
initial three-year deal — although it
is believed to include the option of
a further year.
He said he sees himself staying at
United beyond the summer of 2019
providing he is still wanted.
The Special One, whose side host
Derby in the FA Cup third round
tonight, added: “Yes, I still have a
contract, in fact I am in the middle
of my contract.
“I am not in the last couple of
months, and my desire is to stay
until the owners and the board is
happy with my work.
“I see myself here. I repeat, it is
just a question of the club, the
board, the owners, executive vicechairman Mr Ed Woodward — what
they all want.
“If they all are happy with my
contribution and want me to stay
beyond the end of this contract.
“Everything changes, the nature
of the job changes too, but my dedication is total and I’m here to stay
until the club thinks I should stay.”
Carrick to return
after heart scare
MICHAEL CARRICK has stepped up
his recovery from a heart scare by
returning to training.
The Manchester United star had a
cardiac procedure in the autumn
after suffering dizzy spells following
a Carabao Cup tie in September.
That game remains the 36-yearold’s only appearance this season.
But boss Jose Mourinho said:
“Michael Carrick is back to training.
“Not competition yet — but he is
back to training with the team.”
Mourinho also revealed Romelu
Lukaku is fit to play against Derby
tonight after suffering a blow to the
head against Southampton last week.
Marouane Fellaini has also recovered from his knee injury.
President
of the
United
state
MAN
These
stories
about me
leaving
are fake
news
JOSE TURNS
INTO TRUMP
BRIGHTON boss Chris
Hughton issued a handsoff warning to West Ham
over centre-half Lewis
Dunk, 26, and said: “We
have no intention of
losing anybody.”
TEENAGE Chelsea striker
Ike Ugbo has joined MK
Dons on loan.
Ugbo, 19, said: “The
players they’ve produced,
like Dele Alli, inspired
me to come here.”
SOUTHAMPTON left-back
Sam McQueen, 22, could
join Leeds, Reading or
Brentford on loan.
FULHAM, Reading and
Sunderland want Derby
striker Chris Martin, 29.
THERE’S NO FAKING IT
. . . Mourinho went on the
attack in true Donald
Trump style yesterday
Riquest denied
LEICESTER boss Claude Puel claims star man
Riyad Mahrez does NOT want to quit this month.
Puel has spoken with the Algerian winger, 26,
who slapped in a transfer request last summer
and claims he is “a happy player”.
Mahrez (left) was linked with a move away in
the summer of 2016 after helping the Foxes win the
Premier League title. But he signed a new fouryear deal, only to demand a transfer a year later.
He failed to secure his exit but Frenchman Puel
claims he is unworried about a repeat request.
Puel said: “He is a happy player. After that it is
all speculation. There is no problem. I want to
continue to work with my best players like Riyad.”
And Puel wants to add to his squad, with City in
pole position to land midfielder Fousseni Diabate,
22, who is at French club Gazelec Ajaccio.
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY are in talks with
Jos Luhukay about becoming their new boss.
The former Stuttgart and Borussia
Monchengladbach chief could be in place
before tomorrow’s FA Cup clash at Carlisle.
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UTD v DERBY
THE main man strode in
purposefully and claimed
the stories about him
were fake news.
Or to use the
exact term coined
in this instance
‘garbage news.’
The media listened intently as
he
dismissed
reports his controversial reign could
come to an abrupt end
in the next few months
— then vowed to remain
in charge of this superpower for a long time
to come.
This
was
not
a
Donald Trump public
appearance, though, this
was Jose Mourinho talking ahead of Manchester
United’s FA Cup clash
with Derby tonight.
Claims that cracks were
starting to appear and he
could leave Old Trafford
at the end of the season
had clearly got to him —
and, boy, did he come out
fighting.
Mourinho arrived more
than ten minutes early —
almost as if there was
something he wanted to say.
The fact his huge shadow
could be seen on the wall
as he made his way to his
seat only added to the sense
of theatre.
Just like when the President
of the USA speaks, there are
some who will not believe a
word of it.
The history books tell us
what normally happens with
the Special One — and next year
will be his third in charge.
Yet in just over 15 minutes of
vintage Mourinho box office, he
certainly did not sound like a man
who could be heading for the exit
door in May.
He talked about his wish to
become a United icon, his plan to
build for the future and even his
‘lazy’ life in the Lowry Hotel.
There was also a little dig in the
ribs for his rivals and the United
hierarchy. You would not expect
him to pass up that opportunity!
And he tore into suggestions his
United tenure was starting to turn
sour.
Mourinho said: “The worst thing
anyone can do to myself, is not to
say I am a bad manager, or I am
under-performing or made a mistake
in this game or that game.
“The worst thing someone can do
is put one inch of doubt into my
professionalism, in my dedication to
my club, to my job, to my players.
“So,
yes,
the
garbage
news
affected me just on this aspect
because it’s something I don’t
admit.”
United’s
boss
looked
shocked to be asked if
he still has the hunger to
succeed,
8pm,
live on
By MARTIN
BLACKBURN
replying with a cheeky swipe at
some of his managerial rivals.
He added: “Because I don’t behave
as a clown on the touchline does
that mean I’ve lost my passion?
“I prefer the way I do it, much
more mature, better for my team
and myself. You don’t have to behave
like a crazy guy on the touchline.
“The way a person is dedicated to
his work is not what you do in
front of the cameras.”
Mourinho went on to say he is as
committed as ever to making a success of it at Old Trafford and how
he wants to stay for the long-term.
His critics will point to the fact
he rarely stays anywhere longer
than three years but he talked
about writing his name into United
folklore.
He said: “My past is Chelsea and
my present is Manchester United
and
hopefully
my
future
is
Manchester United, too.
“The difference now between
Chelsea and United is that I really
belong to Chelsea history.
“I won three Premier Leagues,
cups, I won lots of things. I have a
history there and here my history is
someone who works hard every day.
“We won the only competition the
club had never won. everyone
knows the Europa League is not
the El Dorado of football.
“But I’ve come here in a moment
where it’s more difficult to make
history.”
The fact Mourinho is still living
at the Lowry Hotel in Salford
Quays 18 months after taking over
merely adds to the impression he is
just passing through.
Not so, according to the Portuguese
coach and he will not be moving
into his own home any time soon
by the sounds of it.
He added: “If the fans want me
to be comfortable, that’s the way I
feel comfortable.
“I am very lazy. I don’t want
anyone to worry because I’m not
living in a two-metre square room.
“If they want me to be in a
house that I don’t like, lonely, away
from my assistants, then I would be
a sad guy — and sad guys don’t
work well.”
But not everything in the garden
is rosy.
Mourinho
made
a
pointed
reference to the fact he has been
unimpressed with the system in
place for United to carry out their
transfer business.
Asked if the job was what he
expected, he replied: “Help, yes.
commitment, yes. Conditions in
place is a different thing, but it’s
part of my job to create conditions.
“If a manager leaves a club one
day without big success but creates
conditions for the next one to have
success, that’s an important part of
the job.
“I’m trying to work for the future
of the club, not just myself.”
It may be quite a while until his
successor reaps the benefit, though,
because Mourinho is staying at
United for the long-term . . . isn’t he?
MAN UTD (likely): Romero, Darmian, Jones, Lindelof,
Shaw, Herrera, Fellaini, Martial, Pogba, Rashford, Lukaku.
DERBY (likely): Carson, Wisdom, Davies, Pearce, Olsson,
Bennett, Thorne, Huddlestone, Winnall, Martin, Nugent.
Derby special — Goals Pages 2, 3
Tark nose best
By DAVID FACEY
BURNLEY rewarded James Tarkowski with a new
4½-year deal — because he can “smell danger”.
Classy defender Tarkowski (left), 25, broke into
the first team this season — following the sale of
Michael Keane to Everton — and is already on
England manager Gareth Southgate’s radar.
He still had 18 months to run on his contract
but the Clarets handed him a double-your-money
deal to put him on around £40,000 a week.
Boss Sean Dyche said the new agreement
reflected his progress. He said: “It’s a reward
for his improvement. Tarky has done very well.
“A good centre-half can smell the danger early
and the best centre-halves have games where you
don’t notice them much. Tarky is well on his way.”
TONY PULIS has talked
David Kemp, 64, out of
retirement and made him
his Middlesbrough No 2.
Kemp was with Pulis
at West Brom before
packing in last May.
IPSWICH striker David
McGoldrick is wanted by
Cardiff to boost their
Premier League push.
The striker, 30, is a
target for fellow Championship side Birmingham.
NOTTINGHAM
FOREST
Under-18 striker Keith
Asare is a target for
Borussia Dortmund.
Monaco
are
also
tracking Asare, who has
yet to sign a pro deal.
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AN OFFER COU
CAN’T REFUSE
By KEN LAWRENCE
JURGEN KLOPP virtually admitted
that Liverpool are only waiting for
Leon Goretzka, 22, who will be a free
an offer they cannot refuse for agent in the summer. But he still tried
Philippe Coutinho.
to play a straight bat when asked about
It was clear from the German
manager’s carefully-chosen words that
long-time
suitors
Barcelona
know
exactly what that offer has to be — at
least £134million.
And Coutinho is also aware
his wish to move to the Nou
Camp is now certain to be
granted providing Barca stump
up enough cash.
The
Brazilian
(left)
misses tonight’s FA Cup
third-round derby with
Everton
at
Anfield
with a thigh injury.
And Klopp’s statement spoke volumes
as
he
declared:
“There is nothing to
say that would help me or
the player or the club.
That is the only thing I
am interested in.
“So I have nothing to
say, that is actually how it
is. It is a transfer window
but that’s all.
“I
opened
the
door
because I mentioned that it
is a transfer window but I
repeat there is nothing to say.”
Those words were designed
only to ensure that negotiations,
when they start, run as smoothly
as possible in Liverpool’s favour.
The Anfield outfit have already
turned down three offers from Barca,
plus a transfer request by the player.
They want £100m up front for their
star man, plus £34m in add-ons.
Klopp has pinpointed Coutinho’s
successor in Schalke’s German star
such plans during his pre-derby media
appearance, saying: “Whatever you
consider is not my cup of tea.
“Maybe 80 per cent of the cameras
are only here about these answers.
That is a waste of time then!”
Liverpool could still try to keep the
player until the summer, even if they
agree a deal with Barca.
Klopp knows that club owners Fenway Sports are as careful with their
money as his words were on Coutinho.
In the seven years since they took
over, the Americans have spent a net
figure of £163.98m on new players, at
an average of £23.4m per season.
This summer alone the net spend by
Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford was
almost £160m.
Klopp, though, has lashed out £75m
in this transfer window on Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk — a world record
for a defender.
There will also be £48m due to Red
Bull Leipzig in the summer to pay for
Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 22.
Klopp knows the Anfield books need
to have a far more balanced look —
and a £100m cheque for Coutinho
would go a long way to doing that.
Van Dijk is expected to make his
Reds debut tonight.
But 23-goal Mo Salah — who last
night beat team-mate Sadio Mane and
Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang to be crowned Africa’s
Player of the Year for 2017 — misses out
with a thigh injury, as does Coutinho.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected
to start up front alongside Roberto
Firmino and Mane.
LIVERPOOL (likely): Karius, Gomez, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson,
Wijnaldum, Can, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Firminho, Mane.
Liverpool v Everton
7.55pm, BBC1 and
SAM’S READY
TO TOS HIM IN
By KEN LAWRENCE
SAM ALLARDYCE could have Everton’s
new £27million signing Cenk Tosun
player
of
his calibre and his standing
on the bench tonight.
and that ticks a lot of the boxes that
German-born
26, has bagged
this season.
And ahead of
in the FA Cup
Turkish striker Tosun,
12 goals for Besiktas
facing rivals Liverpool
third round, Allardyce
said: “If he scores the
goals we hope, it’ll be
exceptional business.”
The
Toffees
have
until midday to register Tosun (left) so
he can face their
city rivals.
He scored four
times
in
the
Champions League
this season, guiding the Turkish
club to the knockout stage where
they face Bayern
Munich
next
month.
Allardyce claims
the hitman’s desire
to walk away from a
two-legged
glamour
tie with the German
giants speaks highly
about his character.
Allardyce, 63, said:
“His desire to play in
England means he
will leave a club that
has qualified for the
Champions
League
final stages because
he wants to play in
the
Premier
League.
“That is a big
statement
from
a
he will be successful.”
Allardyce remains in the market for
more
January
reinforcements
and
would like to bring in defender James
Tomkins from Crystal Palace.
But he dismissed as “ludicrous” speculation that winger Yannick Bolasie
could leave the club on loan.
Meanwhile, Big Sam will bring
back Wayne Rooney — scorer of their
penalty leveller in last month’s 1-1
Merseyside derby — for tonight’s FA
Cup showdown.
Allardyce, who signed a 2½-year deal
to replace sacked Ronald Koeman in
November, is bullish about the future.
He said: “I can build this club as big
as it wants to go but it can’t happen in
two years.
“It would be a minimum of three to
five years.”
It would be a major statement of
intent if they could earn bragging
rights over their neighbours tonight.
And with the Toffees safely in ninth
place in the league, Allardyce added:
“We’ll go for it.
“It’s win or bust — simple as that. It’s
a glory game.
“While security in the Premier
League is the priority, we are in the
position where we can really go for it.
“There are no points available — it’s
just about winning.
“It’s a Cup game, it’s different to the
Premier League, there’s less pressure.”
Defender Michael Keane looks set to
miss out for Everton with a foot injury,
but midfielder Idrissa Gueye could
return from a hamstring problem.
EVERTON (likely): Pickford, Kenny, Jagielka, Wiliams, Martina,
Gueye, Schneiderlin, Bolasie, Rooney, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin.
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PREMIER LEAGUE
CARROLL . . . target
Big Andy
on Conte
wishlist
By MIKE McGRATH
ANDY CARROLL is the
shock name on Chelsea’s
list of January targets.
Antonio Conte wants
more back-up for striker
Alvaro Morata.
And he is considering
West
Ham’s
injury-hit
forward — who scored
twice to spark Tuesday’s
2-1 win over West Brom.
The 6ft 4in hitman has
just one full season left
on his Hammers contract
and is also on Southampton’s hitlist as they look
to cover for crocked
Charlie Austin.
The game against West
Brom was Carroll’s first
start after three appearances — but he was back
on the bench against
Spurs last night, coming
on five minutes from time.
The 28-year-old admits
he fears being a bit-part
player under David Moyes.
He confessed: “It’s been
tough sitting on the bench
and coming on for the
last 20 minutes.
“I’ve been wanting to
play, I’ve been wanting to
get there and start.
“When I have come on
I have probably been making an impact but it’s not
really what I want to do.
“I don’t want to be an
impact player coming off
the bench.”
Conte missed out on
Fernando Llorente in the
summer when he joined
Spurs from Swansea.
The Italian has Michy
Batshuayi, 24, but prefers
to play without a recognised
frontman
when
Morata misses games.
ROSS
From Back Page
is going to be any interest,
from one of the big boys.”
Barkley was forced to
deny speculation that he
even went as far as travelling to Chelsea for a
medical in the summer
only to change his mind at
the last minute.
He said he wanted to
get fit and then reassess
his future this month.
Conte
wants
to
strengthen what he considers a ‘small’ squad —
especially
with
the
Champions League, FA
Cup and Carabao Cup
trophies still up for grabs.
The Italian fears his
players will be exhausted
by the time they face Barcelona next month in the
last 16 of the Champions
League unless he can
bring in extra bodies.
Conte has expressed his
opinion to the Chelsea
hierarchy and is leaving
them to do the negotiations but has long been a
big fan of Barkley.
Tottenham have also
been linked with him but
Chelsea hope to get a deal
done ahead of their rivals.
SPURS 1
SON 84
NO W
WAY
Son denies Moyes
glory after
Obiang’s howitzer
By CHARLIE
WYETT
YETT
PEDRO OBIANG will never
score another goal like it.
And his brilliant, powerful shot
from distance at the national
stadium last night proved that a
team’s mythical style of play can
soon be forgotten.
Particularly if you score a goal like
that at the local rivals.
Even a fine, late equaliser from
Heung-Min Son could not spoil what
was another decent result for West
Ham’s new manager David Moyes.
The Scot continues to piece together
a reputation which fell apart at
Manchester United and Sunderland.
And this proved, yet again, that the
fabled ‘West Ham Way’ is a load of
old nonsense.
Even if Moyes’ team play as defensively as they did here for the
remaining 16 games of the season, if
they grind out results like this — and
see goals like Obiang’s thunderbolt —
then the club’s hard-to-please fans
will forget about this alleged period
of time when West Ham played like
Barcelona every week.
More late wins like the 2-1 defeat
of West Brom, more results away
from home like this and West Ham
will finish nowhere near the bottom.
And, in turn, Moyes’ initial end-ofseason deal will become a long-term
contract.
In contrast, while West Ham celebrated their point at a stadium they
enjoy playing at more than Spurs, it
was an unsatisfactory result for
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
His team had 31 shots but still
suffered an incredibly frustrating
evening up front.
Despite a bright run over Christmas, they remain three points off
Liverpool in the final Champions
League place and some of the players
appear tired.
As a result, do not expect to see
too many of them back at Wembley
against Wimbledon on Sunday.
Likewise, Moyes will make changes
for the trip to Shrewsbury in the
third round of the FA Cup because,
equally, a number of his team are
also on their knees. This contest was
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WEST HAM
TO FINISH
IN TOP 10
11/4
notable again for another frenetic
finish, after a slow start, with both
goals coming in the last 20 minutes.
In the previous days, there were
late goals in the games between
Arsenal and Chelsea, West Ham and
West Brom — along with Southampton and Crystal Palace.
There is a pattern, here. Also West
Brom’s dramatic point against Arsenal
and Palace nearly stealing a win
against Manchester City.
Over this period, with so many
Premier League games, managers
have been happy for games to
remain tight until the closing stages.
It is a very un-Premier League
strategy but certainly one which has
seen some dramatic twists.
Until Obiang’s incredible strike —
which did not belong to this tedious
fixture — you would have banked on
TOTTENHAM’S Heung-Min
Son has been directly
involved in 12 goals in his
last nine games in all
competitions at Wembley
(7 goals, 5 assists).
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TS
MATCH STAWEST
HAM
TOTTENHAM
71%..............Possession ..............29%
8/9 ........ Shots on/off target ........ 1/2
14............... Blocked shots ...............0
7......................Corners......................1
10.............. Fouls conceded..............6
0/0...........Yellow/red cards ...........2/0
a goalless draw. West Ham defended
deeply and brilliantly.
Declan
Rice
showed
maturity
beyond his 18 years at the back. He
was outstanding.
Tottenham as ever, played some
nice football but appeared reliant on
Harry Kane which is why they are 21
POINTS behind Manchester City —
but also six points off second.
Not that we should hold our breath
— particularly with the new ground to
be opened — but Poch still needs to
add quality to his attacking line-ups
because here, they had no answer to
West Ham’s solid defending.
It was actually six minutes shy of
being a Moyes defensive masterclass.
The crowd was also just over
50,000, 5,000 less than their previous
lowest gate for a Premier League
game. Due to problems with the
IN four London derbies in all
competitions under David Moyes,
West Ham have managed just
three shots on target. But they
have scored from two of them
and lost just once (W1 D2).
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London Underground, the crowd was
about 60 per cent of what it should
have been at kick-off.
Running the line was Simon Long
whose flag was ignored by Bobby
Madley who allowed Callum Wilson’s
dodgy leveller for Bournemouth in
the 3-3 draw against West Ham on
Boxing Day.
Long raised his flag to rule out a
deflected strike from Kane while
Hammers keeper Adrian delivered
decent saves to keep out the England
striker, Son and Christian Eriksen.
Pablo Zabaleta should consider
himself fortunate to avoid conceding
a penalty when he seemed to take a
yank at Kane’s arm but the Hammers
right-back later delivered a stunning
tackle to stop Spurs’ star man.
West Ham did not look any more
likely to manage a shot, let alone one
SPURS have never lost a Prem
game on a Thursday (P11 W6 D5
L0). It’s the highest number of
games played by a team on a
specific day without defeat in
the competition’s history.
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OBIANG 70
PEDRO
MIX UP . . . Kouyate and Adrian
BANG
FAVOURITE SON . . . Spurs
star Son (left) smashes
his leveller after Obiang’s
shock thunderbolt (below)
SHOT-SPURS
Time: 83m 03s 1-1
Distance: 31.40yards
Speed: 63.8mph
on target, before Obiang delivered a
goal of unbelievable class.
When the Spaniard received the
ball from Manuel Lanzini there still
seemed no danger.
Eriksen failed to close the player
down and the rest of the defence
backed off.
Yet they would not have expected
Obiang to hammer the ball from all
of 31 yards — giving Hugo Lloris no
chance.
With the clocking ticking and
Spurs preparing for a humiliating
home loss, Son also scored a cracking goal from the same distance.
Sub Erik Lamela passed to Son,
Mark Noble turned his back and the
South Korean picked his spot.
Furious Moyes claimed Lanzini had
been fouled by Serge Aurier in the
build-up to the goal. But after watch-
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MASTER
BLASTERS . . .
Pedro Obiang gives West
Ham the lead (below) with
the Hammers’ first shot of
the game.
But anything you can do:
Heung-Min Son (above)
equalises with a stunning
reply — from almost the
same distance, but a shot
speed slightly slower.
ing replays, the manager admitted at
his post-match briefing that the officials got it right. A manager admitting
he got something wrong with the
officials? It will not catch on.
Equally, some West Ham
fans should admit they
called it wrong when
hitting the roof after
Moyes was confirmed
as their manager.
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HAMMER TIME
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
SPURS: Lloris 5, Aurier 7, Sanchez 6, Vertonghen 7,
Davies 7 (Llorente 82, 6), Dier 6 (Wanyama 74, 6),
Sissoko 6 (Lamela 74, 6), Eriksen 7, Dele 6, Son 8, Kane 6.
Subs not used: Vorm, Trippier, Dembele, Winks.
WEST HAM: Adrian 7, Reid 6, Ogbonna 6, Rice 6, Noble 6,
Zabaleta 6, Kouyate 6, STAR MAN OBIANG 8, Masuaku 7,
Lanzini 6 (Carroll 85, 5), Hernandez 6 (Ayew 65, 6). Subs not
used: Hart, Haksabanovic, Martinez, Quina, Makasi. Booked:
Carroll, Noble.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
AFTER a run of 13 defeats in 16 PL games v ‘big
six’ opponents (W1 D2), West Ham are unbeaten
in their last three against them (W1 D2). Also,
excluding
the
Charity/Community
Shield,
Hammers are unbeaten in eight games at
Wembley since losing the FA Cup final in 1923.
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Speed: 65.5mph
Time: 69m 47s
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Jan 13 ................................... Everton (h)
Jan 21 ...........................Southampton (a)
Jan 31 .................. Manchester United (h)
Feb 4 .................................. Liverpool (a)
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have the best goalkeeper in the
world and he could do nothing.
It was a great strike.”
Obiang said: “I tried and it
just arrived at the right time.
But we got the result because
we defended really well.”
Hammers boss David Moyes
admitted he was left stunned by
his Spaniard’s super strike.
He said: “It was disbelief when
I saw it. I haven’t seen him do
that in training. But he pulled
one out there.”
Obiang’s goal was West Ham’s
ONLY shot on target, while
Tottenham had 31 attempts,
eight of them on goal.
But boss Mauricio Pochettino
refused to blame his wasteful
stars as they missed the chance
to close the gap on Liverpool in
fourth place to one point.
He said: “In this type of game
you do everything to win, you
dominate
the
game,
you
push, push and push and it’s
impossible to score.
“I’m very pleased with all the
players. But sometimes you need
some luck to open the game.
“I am not concerned with us
missing
chances.
That
is
football.
“It was an amazing goal from
Obiang but it’s difficult to
accept. Normally we’d finish 3-1,
4-1 or 5-1 in a game like this.”
Moyes added: “I was hoping
for much more attacking from
us but I didn’t want to come
here and lose 5-0.
“I think we’ve shown fantastic
resolve to keep going in games.
“We want to play better at
times but my job is to find a way
of getting points.”
PREMIER LEAGUE
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Man City..............22
Man Utd...............22
Chelsea................22
Liverpool.............22
Tottenham ......... 22
Arsenal................22
Burnley................22
Leicester.............22
Everton...............22
Watford .............. 22
Huddersfield ...... 22
Brighton..............22
Newcastle...........22
Crystal Palace.....22
West Ham............22
Bournemouth.....22
Southampton.....22
Stoke...................22
West Brom..........22
Swansea..............22
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16 46
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28 39
19 34
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32 20
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Jan 13 ........................... Huddersfield (a)
Jan 20 .......................... Bournemouth (h)
Jan 30 .........................Crystal Palace (h)
Feb 3 ....................................Brighton (a)
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CHELSEA last night made a fresh
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They are now trying to negotiate
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injury but that has not deterred
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.
And Toffees boss Sam Allardyce
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here — I cannot see that changing.
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stunner which
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JOSE MOURINHO will stay
at Manchester United as
long as they want him.
His long-term future at
Old Trafford has been in
doubt since links with Paris
Saint-Germain emerged in
the autumn.
But boss Mourinho said:
“If you want to ask me
directly if I see myself
next season at United, I
say I see myself here.
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By PAUL JIGGINS
HEUNG-MIN SON rescued a point for
Spurs with a Wembley ‘worldie’ but said
Pedro Obiang’s belter was better.
The South Korean striker smashed
home a 31-yard piledriver 14 minutes
after Obiang rocketed one in from
exactly the same distance.
But Son admitted: “Obiang’s goal was
better — the strike was unbelievable. We
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January 5, 2018
FA Cup legend Bobby
Gould
has
swapped
Wembley’s hallowed turf
for a lumpy old sheep
field in New Zealand.
Boss Gould rounded up
Wimbledon’s Crazy Gang
and led them to FA Cup
final glory against Liverpool in 1988.
The
Dons
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to
Wembley on Sunday for a
third-round
clash
with
By DAVE KIDD
Tottenham — but Gould
will not be there in person
to cheer on the League
One minnows.
Instead, the 71-year-old
former Wales manager will
be on the other side of the
world tending to the sheep
at son Jonathan’s farm.
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side dish out a bleating to
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1GG
GOALS
MY
CLUB
LUCKY TO
RAM-MING SPEED . . . Rowett’s
Derby are chasing promotion
to the Premier League
FRONTMAN . . . The Bevis Frond’s Saloman
NICK SALOMAN
Songwriter, guitarist and singer
QPR
EARLIEST QPR MEMORIES?
Rangers played in the first game I
ever went to. It was a 3-3 draw with
Peterborough in 1962. For some
inexplicable reason, I was hooked.
STANDOUT MOMENT?
Winning the 1967 League Cup final at
Wembley. Third Division QPR, playing
First Division WBA, were 2-0 down at
half-time and won 3-2. In recent times,
our Wembley play-off win against Derby
with a last-minute Bobby Zamora goal.
WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER?
Easy. Stan Bowles. The most naturally
gifted player I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen
most of the top players. Unfortunately
for him, he didn’t give a hoot and,
apart from at QPR where Gordon Jago
and Dave Sexton just let him do his
thing, he infuriated all his managers.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GO TO GAMES?
Regularly. I’m a season-ticket holder.
THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT SET-UP?
I’m not very happy with the way things
have been going since Neil Warnock
left. A series of terrible managers,
coupled with really poor recruitment.
Ian Holloway is definitely an improvement but I still think we’ve got too
many players who are not good enough
for the Championship, let alone for a
return to the Premier League.
COULD YOU HAVE BEEN A PLAYER?
No, though I would have loved to have
been. I still play five-a-side aged 64 but
I was never any better than Sunday
league standard. I labour under the
misapprehension I’d be a great Rangers
manager but, alas, we’ll never find out.
NICK’S ALL-TIME QPR XI: Phil Parkes, Dave Clement, Ian Gillard, Alan McDonald, Paul Parker, Dave Thomas, Gerry Francis, Stan Bowles, Adel Taarabt, Les Ferdinand, Rodney Marsh.
l Nick is leader of Glastonbury Festival favourites The Bevis
Frond and is rated a “cult guitar hero” by MOJO music magazine.
His latest album, Example 22, is out on Woronzow Records.
Interview by MIKE DONOVAN
6My
car crash
was a bit of
a scary one.
I was mentally
scarred — but
not physically7
ROBINS GIVE
RAMS
HOPE
MAN UTD v DERBY
By PERRY GROVES
talkSPORT co-commentator
IT would be an absolute
8pm, live on
calamity for Jose Mourinho
if Manchester United lose time winner from Korey hosts settle into a rhythm, or
Smith (right) — sent a clear nick an early goal to calm the
to Derby.
DIFFERENT CLASS . . . Rangers’ Stan Bowles
Jose’s relationship with the
United hierarchy has come
under pressure in recent
weeks and defeat to the Rams
could bring the situation to
boiling point.
The big problem for United
is that their defeat to Bristol
City — courtesy of an injury-
signal to tonight’s visitors that
they CAN be beaten.
There is no doubt the
Derby players will look to
what
Championship
rivals
City achieved and think ‘why
not us, too?’
The key for Gary Rowett’s
men is keeping it tight for the
first half hour. Don’t let the
nerves — they could lose by
four or five if that happens.
Fans on the Stretford End
will become nervy if the two
teams are level and that will
project to the players.
On paper, United should
stroll it, they have world-class
talent all over the pitch, but
they are under pressure and
are vulnerable. Pressure from
Manchester City — who have
blown the competition away
on the domestic and European stage — has put United
in the shade.
They cannot allow another
upset to blight their season.
United will play a strong
side and look to put the tie
to bed as early as possible
but that is where Derby can
prosper.
If United don’t hit the
ground running, who knows
what they can achieve . . . just
ask Bristol City.
Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
1GG
7
GARY ROWETT played for seven
clubs during his career — plus
Blackpool on loan — making 380
league appearances (1991-2007).
1
DERBY have only progressed past an
opponent from a higher division in one
of their last 15 FA Cup ties — beating
West Brom at this stage last season.
BE ALIVE
By GRAHAM HILL
GARY ROWETT could
have died the last time
he was due to face
Manchester United in an FA
Cup clash.
Back in December 2005, the
defender had just helped nonleague Burton clinch a thirdround tie with the Red Devils
when his car was written off in
an accident.
Burton (2012-14)
W 63
D 34
L 45
44%
24%
32%
GAMES
W 42
D 32
L 32
UWE ROSLER’S League One outfit have struggled to
hit the heights of last season and have been patchy
at home of late — so the Foxes will fancy their
chances.
UPSET RATING: 2
40%
30%
30%
BOLTON v HUDDERSFIELD (tomorrow)
PHIL PARKINSON has done a great job at Bolton in
the last three months after a run of eight defeats
with no goals scored. His Championship strugglers
could be a tough nut to crack. UPSET RATING: 2
GAMES
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BOURNEMOUTH v WIGAN (tomorrow)
Derby (2017-present)
51%
27%
22%
GO, GARY . . .
Rowett during his
Burton playing days
in a 5-0 win. Rowett remembered:
“Again, Nigel asked me if I wanted to
play in the replay.
“But I had an FA Youth Cup
quarter-final against Blackburn for
Derby Under-18s, where I was working at the same time. I chose that.
“It was more important to me at
the time than the Man United game.
I watched the highlights.”
Since then, Rowett has climbed the
managerial
ladder
with
Burton,
Birmingham and now Derby.
The Rams are second in the
Championship and go to Old Trafford
tonight with real hope of returning
there next season for a Premier
League date.
Another Championship promotion
contender, Bristol City, beat United in
the Carabao Cup last month.
City chief Lee Johnson had a £450
bottle of wine waiting for Jose Mourinho after the quarter-final at Ashton
Gate — only for the beaten United
boss to make a quick exit.
Rowett smiled: “I wouldn’t buy
myself a £450 bottle of wine, so I’m
not going to buy anybody else one.
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My grandad was a coal miner from
Yorkshire. If he was alive today he
certainly wouldn’t speak to me if I
spent that sort of money on wine.
“If I thought I could pay £450 for a
bottle of wine and beat Man United,
I’d do it. But I don’t think it’ll make
a great deal of difference.
“Regardless of whether I buy a gift
for Jose, I don’t think that’s
going to change whether I get
ten minutes afterwards.
“For me it’s just about the
game.
I’ll
have
massive
respect for Mourinho. But am
I going to be in awe standing
on the touchline? No, not
really.
“I wouldn’t be disrespectful
to one of the managers in
our division by saying that
I’m super-excited to be playing Jose Mourinho.
“I won’t change the approach
MOURINHO . . .
just because it’s a top manager.
lost to Bristol City
“It’s more of a look forward into
the future in the hope that we are
in the Premier League at some
point.”
By MATT HOLLAND
talkSPORT co-commentator
WHO needs Eden Hazard
Tomorrow, 5.30pm, live on
when you’ve got James
Maddison!
looking forward to being at performance against Arsenal
earlier in the season.
The Canaries really went
for it, took the lead and, but
for some late heroics from
Eddie Nketiah, they would
have won.
That was at the Emirates
but for this one they’ll have
the home side urging them to
pull off a massive upset, so
I’m not writing the Canaries
EX-PORTSMOUTH boss Paul Cook returns to the
South Coast after a stellar first half to the season
with League One Wigan. Star man Nick Powell will
be keen to shine, if not rested. UPSET RATING: 2
COVENTRY v STOKE (tomorrow)
GAMES
GARY ROWETT
Carrow Road again — as an
ex-Ipswich player I always
get a lively welcome when I
head over there!
Norwich have nothing to
lose against the Blues and
they’ll pick a strong side to
test
the
Premier
League
champions.
Look
at
Daniel
Farke’s
selection
and
his
team’s
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CANARIES
MADD
FOR
IT
NORWICH v CHELSEA
I’ve
seen
the
Norwich
striker (right) quite a few
times this season and he’s
been absolutely fantastic.
Premier League clubs are
interested and the price will
shoot up if he helps dump
Chelsea out.
But Norwich need to keep
hold of their prized asset, he’s
the future of the club. I’m
Tom Barclay
MANCHESTER UTD v DERBY (tonight)
Birmingham City (2014-16)
W 19
D 10
L 8
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GARY ROWETT has turned Derby into an ultraorganised, reliable Championship outfit.
A shock looks unlikely but what a boost it would
be for their promotion bid.
UPSET RATING: 2/5
Sa
ys
Rowett and son Alfie were lucky to
escape as their motor left the road,
plunged through a gate and ended up
stopping just short of a 30ft drop and
a tree.
The Derby boss, now 43, recalled:
“It was a bit of a scary one. I was
very lucky.
“I’d just joined Burton. We knew if
we beat Burscough in our secondround game, we would go through to
play Man United.”
The Brewers triumphed 4-1, with
Rowett coming on as sub. He added:
“I went with my son Alfie, he must
have been six or seven at the time.
“But on the way back home, I
wrote my car off.
“There was a brow of a hill. I go
past the same location all the time
but there was a full beam from
another car, an Audi.
“It shocked me for a second, I tried
to follow the road but went through
a farmer’s gate and brushed the tree.
“I ended up on the other side of
the hedge with a 30ft drop about two
yards to the side of me, an inch
away from a tree!
“I was just mentally scarred, that’s
all. Nothing physically. Both me and
my son were fine.
“But anyone who has been involved
in that type of accident, when it was
a real near miss, you just kind of
realise how fortunate you are.”
Ironically, Rowett had already told
Brewers boss Nigel Clough that he
did NOT want to face Sir Alex
Ferguson’s United side.
The former Derby, Leicester and
Birmingham defender explained: “I
came on for 25 minutes of the Burscough game and Nigel asked me if I
wanted to play in the United game.
“I thought it wasn’t a good game
for me, I’d finished through injury.
I’d played against those types of
teams and really struggled.
“I felt I’d be taking an opportunity
from one of the players who would
remember that for a long time.”
Conference outfit Burton held a
United side featuring Wayne Rooney
and Cristiano Ronaldo to a 0-0 draw
at the Pirelli Stadium.
There was to be no fairytale in the
replay though as Ryan Giggs scored
ROWETT’S BOSS RECORD
in association with
off. And they’re still in
touching distance of the
play-offs and know their
season is alive whatever
happens on Saturday.
This
competition
is
important for Chelsea boss
Antonio Conte this season
and whatever side he picks
will be good enough on
paper to win this match.
But the Blues must beware,
if they make nine or ten
changes to the side which
drew 2-2 with Arsenal, that
could leave the door open
for Norwich.
COULD the League Two hosts put the final nail in
Mark Hughes’ coffin? They are in decent nick with
striker Mark McNulty in form — but 52 league
positions separate the sides.
UPSET RATING: 2
EXETER v WEST BROM (tomorrow)
ALAN PARDEW is winless as Baggies boss but a tie
at League Two City is a great chance to change that.
But Jayden Stockley aims to ruffle a few feathers —
as he explains on Page 8.
UPSET RATING: 2
FULHAM v SOUTHAMPTON (tomorrow)
SLAVISA JOKANOVIC’S side were the Championship’s
great entertainers last year. They have yet to hit
that form this term but will still fancy themselves
against the struggling Saints.
UPSET RATING: 4
NEWCASTLE v LUTON (tomorrow)
SURELY the Toon will not take a defensive approach
in this one — although Luton have already hit 62
goals in League Two! If they get one early, it could
be interesting. Big if, though.
UPSET RATING: 2
WATFORD v BRISTOL CITY (tomorrow)
THE Cup may be a nice distraction for struggling
Watford, who will also hope Championship City are
themselves distracted by their Carabao Cup semi
with Manchester City on Tuesday. UPSET RATING: 3
WOLVES v SWANSEA (tomorrow)
I BELIEVE Wolves would comfortably be mid-table if
they were in the Premier League — they are that
good. Expect Wanderers to outclass the Swans, who
will focus on Prem survival.
UPSET RATING: 5
NORWICH v CHELSEA (tomorrow)
THE Championship Canaries are going through a
transition season of cost-cutting and a new style of
play under Daniel Farke — this game comes too
soon in their evolution.
UPSET RATING: 1
SHREWSBURY v WEST HAM (Sunday)
THE Shrews will be sky-high on confidence as they
incredibly sit second in League One, five points clear
of third-placed Blackburn. They have some very good
players, so why can’t they do it? UPSET RATING: 3
TOTTENHAM v AFC WIMBLEDON (Sunday)
THE Wimbledon story adds fresh, thrilling chapters
each season. But against Harry Kane — or
Fernando Llorente if the England man is rested —
and Co at Wembley? I can’t see it. UPSET RATING: 1
NOTTINGHAM FOREST v ARSENAL (Sunday)
IT is intriguing times at Championship Forest with
Mark Warburton axed and a new boss still to be
appointed. They have plenty of exciting young talent
but Arsenal are way too good.
UPSET RATING: 1
3
4
Friday, January 5, 2018
1GG
GOALS
YOU NEED HANS
. . . Sattelmaier has
answered Bradford’s
SOS after keeper
Colin Doyle’s injury
Ploughing
ROUVEN
IS LVG’S
N 1 FAN lone furro
O
Yeovil v Bradford
Tomorrow, 3pm
BRADFORD’S Rouven Sattelmaier is calling on
his experiences with a few famous faces to boost
the Bantams . . . Louis van Gaal, Manuel Neuer,
Phillip Lahm and Arjen Robben to be precise.
Fry’s air rage
YEOVIL will beef up security to avert another drone
attack at tomorrow’s FA Cup clash with Bradford.
Glovers chairman John Fry revealed the police are
closing in on the “idiot” who stopped play at
Monday’s 2-1 League Two defeat by Crawley.
Fry (right) said: “It was ridiculously stupid
flying a drone yards from the players heads.
“He wasn’t a supporter, he parked outside
the ground and basically did a runner.”
Yeovil boss Darren Way has his own problems
for the third-round tie with Connor Smith and Omar
Suwunmi banned after being sent off against Crawley.
SHEPHERD GOULD’S
DELIGHT AS DONS GO
TO WEMBLEY 30YRS
AFTER CRAZY GANG
JUST before Christmas, when AFC
Wimbledon got the green light to
build a new stadium at their
spiritual home of Plough Lane, a
shepherd on the other side of the
planet raised a glass to celebrate.
Bobby Gould, who led the original
Dons to their extraordinary triumph
over Liverpool in the 1988 FA Cup
final, now spends his winters tending
to a flock of sheep on his son
Jonathan’s 100-acre farm at Hawke’s
Bay in New Zealand’s wine country.
Thirty years on, the resurrected Wimbledon, now in League One, play another FA
Cup tie at Wembley on Sunday.
And Gould will be rooting for the underdogs to pull off another sensation in their
third-round clash with Tottenham.
Not that he can make it to Wembley. Not
when he has to manage an unruly group of
animals who do more bleating than most
top-flight footballers.
Sheep outnumber people by seven to one
in New Zealand. Gould and Marge, his wife
of 50 years, are taking care of 18 of them
while Jonathan is away coaching the goalkeepers at Middlesbrough.
“I’m retired now although I’m actually
working as a shepherd,” says Gould, “and
I’d say the sheep are every bit as difficult to
handle as the Crazy Gang were.
“It’s not true to say that sheep aren’t
By DAVE
KIDD
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER - EXCLUSIVE
individuals. They do have characters. Certainly the one which attacked me last
winter did. It was worse than being tackled
by Tommy Smith.”
Gould, 71, is the most genial of footballing
gentlemen. While the three seasons he spent
managing the Dons was a small part of
almost half a century in the game, the defeat
of Liverpool was his crowning moment.
And he says: “There’s not much that could
have made me happier than hearing Wimbledon are going back to Plough Lane in a
couple of years’ time, after all the club has
been through.
“What
those
Wimbledon
fans
have
achieved is a Cinderella story and now
they are going to Wembley for a competitive game in the FA Cup.
“My memories of the competition go
back to the Stanley Matthews final in 1953
and you can’t beat it, for me.”
The thread between old Wimbledon and
new is a strong one.
Gould says: “I signed Neal Ardley for
Wimbledon as a 16-year-old schoolboy in
1988 and now he is managing the club.
“I’d love to see them beat Tottenham. I
hope these players do what we did at
Wembley 30 years ago, savour the experience
knowing they might never play there again
but go there believing in themselves.”
Gould only bristles if you bring up the
old stereotype of his Wimbledon side as
long-balling, heavy-tackling Neanderthals.
He added: “When people talk about that
team, they forget how many of them went
on to have great careers at big clubs as full
internationals.”
Vinnie Jones’ infamous wrecking-ball challenge on Steve McMahon during the early
stages of the Cup final has become a symbol
of what Wimbledon were supposed to have
been about. But Gould says: “Do you think
SHE
EP X
I
The German keeper is boss Stuart McCall’s last
line of defence after No 1 Colin Doyle was crocked.
But he picked up a few ideas in his time with
Bayern Munich between 2010 and 2012 — playing for
former Manchester United boss Van Gaal and working alongside German superstar Neuer.
Sattelmaier said: “I had played in the third division
for Regensburg and was
By GARY CARTER
one of the youngest goalkeepers in the league.
“The way that I played, at Bayern like myself at
trying to play high up the time, Louis van Gaal
the pitch and help the was great because he put
lads, was something that young players and big
I brought to my game players on the same level
early on — and I think and judged every player
that was the key reason equally.”
Sattelmaier, 30, is even
why
Bayern
Munich
more crucial to Bradwanted to sign me.
“It was so tough at ford’s League One season
Bayern
because
you since Doyle’s knee injury
really have to take abso- at the end of November
lute care of yourself and ruled the Irishman out
go about your business in for three months.
Tomorrow’s
FA
Cup
a very serious manner.
“For me as a young clash at Yeovil will be
his
tenth
appearance
in
player coming from a
small third division club City’s last 11 matches
and then signing for the — after just nine in 16
since
joining
biggest club in Germany months
meant a massive change from Stuttgart Kickers.
He
added:
“When
for me in the way that
you’re not playing, you
things worked.
“If you work with play- need to be ready to be
ers like that every day called upon because that
in training, you can see is your job.
“Especially as a goalthe big, big difference
between them and other keeper . . . you can’t expect
to come on as a substiplayers like yourself.
“You could clearly see tute like you can as an
the difference between outfield player.
“As an outfield player,
me and Neuer and the
quality that these players you can come on and
make
a difference on the
produce in training is
unbelievable
—
nearly pitch and then start the
next game.
perfect I would say.
“As a goalkeeper that
“Phillip
Lahm
was
especially
brilliant
in doesn’t happen. You’ve
training and the pace and got to make sure that
quality of Arjen Robben when you come into the
team you do what is
was different class.
“For the young players asked of you.”
Manager:
Woolly
David
Caballero
Alan
Philipp Bleat
Mutton Robert
Lamb
Fleece
Hoof
Oxford
Aaron
Sam
Ewevind
Ramsey
Field
Leonhardsen
Dexter
Livestock
Alan
Shearer
Demba
Baaa
1GG
4
BOBBY GOULD had three seasons in
charge at Wimbledon with seventh
place in their Cup-winning season
(1987-88) his highest place in table.
Friday, January 5, 2018 ...............
2-0
ga
ow
o
AFC WIMBLEDON will be making their first
trip to Wembley since the League Two
play-off final triumph in May 2016
against Plymouth — winning 2-0.
FLOCK ME . . . FA Cup
legend Bobby Gould
tends his son’s sheep
in New Zealand
in association with
DUMPED . . .
Southend’s Nile
Ranger had his
contract torn up
RANGER
REACHES
THE ’END
FOOTBALL bad-boy Nile Ranger has been given
the boot by Southend because of “reoccurring
disciplinary issues”.
My new
Crazy Gang
are baa-my
GOULD’S CAREER
THE PLAYER
1963-68 Coventry
1968-70
Arsenal
1970-71
Wolves
1971-72 West Brom
1972-73 Bristol City
(assistant manager) Don Howe and I would
have sent Vinnie out to nobble McMahon?
No we wouldn’t. There’s a myth that challenge came in the first few seconds of the
game but it was a good few minutes in.
“And believe me, when we went up to
Anfield in the league the next season,
Liverpool got their revenge on Vincent.”
John Barnes, the Footballer of the Year for
champions Liverpool, was negated when
Gould and Howe switched Dennis Wise
from the left of midfield to the right.
“Barnes was an amazing footballer at the
top of his game,” says Gould, “but he barely
got a kick in the final.”
In just 11 years, Wimbledon had clambered from Southern League to Cup glory
as an established top-flight outfit — thanks
to Lawrie Sanchez’s headed goal and Dave
Beasant’s penalty save from John Aldridge.
Gould was more nervous before the semifinal against Luton at White Hart Lane,
when he drove half the team to the match
in a minibus to take his mind off his jitters.
“This jobsworth Tottenham steward said
we weren’t allowed into the ground,” Gould
recalls, “so I told him there’d be no Cup
semi-final in that case.”
After a 2-1 victory over the Hatters,
5
1973-75
West Ham
1975-77
Wolves
1977-78 Bristol Rovers
1978
Aalesunds FK
1978-79
Hereford
Gould remembers his team being unaffected
by facing Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool.
He says: “When we went for a walk
across Wimbledon Common on the morning
of the final, the players seemed more
relaxed than for a league match. They absolutely believed they could win.
“Princess Diana asked me whether I was
nervous when we shook hands at the prematch line-up, I said I wasn’t and I told her
I’d read that when she got nervous she bit
her nails. She told me not to be so cheeky.
“We’d spent the Friday night at the
Cannizaro House hotel in Wimbledon and
the players were all very excitable.
“It is a smart hotel and bread rolls were
being chucked about, so I gave Dave Beasant, the captain, a hundred quid and sent
him to the pub on the proviso that none of
them were photographed with pint glasses
and they were back in their rooms by 10pm.
“As far as I know, they stuck to that. I
did a room inspection and Terry Gibson
was certainly there — he was in bed with
his boots on saying he was ‘breaking them
in’ for the final.”
By Sunday morning, the Cup was being
paraded through Wimbledon.
“All the players had their wives and kids
with them,” recalls Gould. “People talk about
family clubs but Wimbledon truly was one.
“If it wasn’t for that tight-knit family spirit,
they wouldn’t have re-formed the club from
scratch, won so many promotions and now
be enjoying days like this one at Wembley.”
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THE MANAGER
1981-83 Bristol Rovers 1992-93 Coventry
Wales
1983-84
Coventry 1995-99
Cardiff
1985-87 Bristol Rovers 2000
2003 Cheltenham
1987-90
Wimbledon 2009 Weymouth
1991-92
West Brom 2012 Wanderers
The League One club tore up his contract following
a meeting with the striker on Wednesday.
Roots Hall chiefs ran out of patience and ditched
him after a string of fresh off-the-field issues.
Ranger, 26, was released from prison in August
after serving ten weeks for online banking fraud but
stepped out of line again soon after.
He was dropped by manager Phil Brown in
November for bad timeBy OSCAR PAUL
keeping but worked his
way back into the team,
making his last appear- through at Newcastle in
ance off the bench in the 2010. Once touted as a
England
star,
New Year’s Day defeat to future
Ranger has been dogged
AFC Wimbledon.
A club statement said: by trouble since he was
“The club has terminated 15 and has a lengthy
the player’s contract in rap sheet.
In 2007, he was sent to
accordance
with
the
a young offender’s institerms of the agreement.
“This
decision
was tution for taking part in
taken following reoccur- a robbery — the first of
ring disciplinary issues, many off-the-field issues.
Other
misdemeanours
including
timekeeping,
which undermine both include being fined by
the
FA
for
making homothe unity of the group
phobic comments, posing
and the management.
on
social
media
with a
“In many ways it is
gun,
being
regrettable,
having replica
charged
for
criminal
worked closely with Nile
damage and admitting to
over the past 18 months.
“However, the interests taking Class A drugs.
The former Swindon
of the club are paramount and the board will and Blackpool forward
never allow those objec- scored one goal for the
Shrimpers this season.
tives to be undermined.”
Now he is on the lookLondon-born
Ranger
has been plagued by out for another club willproblems since breaking ing to give him a chance.
RANGER CRIMESHEET
CUP THAT . . . Gould, Beasant and Terry Phelan
2007: Only 15, he was sentenced to 11 weeks at a young
offenders’ institution for his part in a robbery.
MAY 2011: Posted social media picture holding a gun.
AUG 2011: Arrested following assault of a man in
Newcastle city centre. Found not guilty in 2012.
OCT 2011: Days after being reinstated to Newcastle’s
first-team squad, he was arrested and charged with
being drunk and disorderly on a night out.
MAR 2012: Fined £6,000 by FA for homophobic comments.
SEPT 2012: Arrested for reportedly trying to kick his
girlfriend’s door in. Charges dropped after he told cops
he feared she was being kidnapped.
JAN 2013: Charged on suspicion of rape at hotel. Newcastle terminated his contract but signs for Swindon before
trial. Cleared in 2014.
MAR 2013: Common assault on girlfriend in a Newcastle
car park lands him a one-year community order.
MAR 2014: Pleaded guilty and fined £1,000 for causing
criminal damage to a taxi in Liverpool.
APR 2014: CCTV shows him apparently hitting a woman in
the face before trying to smash down door at flats in
Swindon. Fined £750 and ordered to pay landlord £2,435.
MAY 2014: Cleared of being drunk in charge of his sports
car. Was found asleep behind the wheel on M4.
JAN 2017: Banned by Southend for cocaine and MDMA use.
MAY 2017: Eight-month jail term after admitting online
banking fraud that saw a woman lose more than £2,000.
AUG 2017: Released from prison after ten weeks due to
“his consistently excellent custodial behaviour”. Placed
under curfew and forced to wear electronic tag.
6 ............... Friday, January 5,, 2018
1GG
GOALS
WHERE
ARE THEY NOW?
JIM WHITLEY (Man City & Wrexham)
FORMER Manchester City
midfielder Jim Whitley
has taken the football
cliche ‘sing when you’re
winning’ to a new level.
The ex-Northern Ireland
international, who quit the
game in 2006, is currently
on a nationwide tour with
‘The Crooners’ — singing
alongside West End Rat
Pack stars Roman Marek
y
Cit
h
(Frank Sinatra) and Philip
ON PITCH . . . wit
Barley (Dean Martin).
Whitley takes on the roles of
both Sammy Davis Jnr and Nat King Cole.
Jim, now 42, was born in Africa to a Zambian
mother and Irish father and moved to Wrexham
aged ten in 1985. Brother Jeff also played for City.
He said: “When I was 11, one of my best school
mates was Robbie Savage — a friendship that still
lasts to this day.
“Sav urged me to play for Wales but I wanted
to play for Northern Ireland for my dad. I played
three times for them.”
Whitley was given his first chance by Frank
Clark in 1993 and spent eight years at City. He
also played on loan at Blackpool, Norwich,
Swindon and Northampton.
He added: “They were difficult times at City, we
had a new manager almost every season. But one
thing that remained constant was the fans’ support.
“They were sensational during some dark days.
I am so proud to see the club thriving and for
those same supporters enjoying the good times.”
After spending five years at Wrexham, Whitley
suffered a knee injury that required three operations and, aged 31, he retired from the game.
He said: “I had always had an interest in art
and portraits. When I stopped playing I started
to do more portraits and had them auctioned off.
“The singing started because of a team song
we did when I was at Wrexham. We went into a
recording studio and I absolutely loved it.
“The guy there said I should get in touch with
these people. They turned out to be West End
singers and they took me under their wing.
“From there I have been
touring round the country
and this year as ‘The
Crooners’ we have 50-odd
gigs. I absolutely love it.”
Whitley still watches City
with his son Josh, 13.
He said: “I would love to
turn the clock back and
for Josh to see me play
because he loves football.
“I have great
memories and I
am now making
new memories in this
CROONER . . . on
new chapter of my life.”
stage
THEN
JAMIE’
JAMIE’S
VARDY AT
TWOO)D
FLEg E
2011- May 2012
(Au
Games
Goals
Goals per game
42
34
0.81
HONOURS
ier
Conference Prem
title (2011-12)
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FLEETWOOD face their first match against a
top-flight side. However, manager Uwe Rosler
has won three of his last four clashes v
Premier League clubs.
11
in association with
LEICESTER were KO’d in the FA Cup by a
League One club 11 months ago when they
lost 1-0 at Millwall (then in League One) in
the fifth round last February.
CODD ARMY
(AND CHIPS)
Vardy returns to special plaice
JAMIE VARDY just loved
tucking into fish ’n chips
and binged on cans of
Vimto during his time
at Fleetwood.
The Leicester ace returns to
the Cod Army for the first
time since becoming a Premier
League champion in the FA
Cup third round tomorrow.
And Vardy, 30, who the Foxes
paid then non-league Fleetwood
£1million for in 2012, will get a
hero’s welcome at the Highbury
Stadium before taking on the
League One side.
The
town’s
award-winning
Granada Fish Bar owner, and
ardent
Fleetwood
fan,
Steve
Lynton remembers how Vardy
would often drop in.
He said: “Jamie used to enjoy his
fish ’n chips. Before the club were
promoted to the Football League,
a lot of the team would eat in or
grab a sneaky takeaway.
“And they would often say, ‘I’ll
train it off tomorrow!’
“Jamie absolutely loved it. His
plate was always empty at the end.
He would have the full works —
mushy peas, salt and vinegar and
a couple of slices of lemon.
“My wife Bobby and I have
always been winning awards for
our fish ’n chips.
“That year we were ranked as
having the world’s best mushy
peas — and Jamie enjoyed them.
“It barely touched the sides
with him. If Jamie fancies treating
EXCLUSIVE by JUSTIN ALLEN
himself to fish ’n chips this
weekend, he can have them on the
house!”
Vardy made 42 appearances and
scored 34 goals in his one season
with the Cod Army as they won
the Conference title and promotion
to the Football League.
Lynton said: “We celebrated at
the end of the season by having
beers with Jamie in Jim’s Bar at
the stadium.
“It was one of the most incredible seasons I’d ever witnessed
from a Fleetwood player.
“Nobody has had an impact at
this club like him, the fans used
to nickname him ‘God’.
“I’ve so many memories — from
him scoring from the halfway line
in front of me, to skipping past
three defenders and curling the ball
into the net from outside the area.
“When Leicester signed him for
£1m, many of us thought they had
got a bargain.”
Vardy is legendary in non-league,
not just for his football exploits but
his wicked sense of humour.
He was one of the main orchestrators of dressing-room pranks —
and ex-club chef Craig Brown was
one of his victims.
He said: “It was my 40th birthday and Jamie and team-mate
Jamie McGuire got hold of mustard,
vinegar, flour, eggs, ketchup —
anything messy.
“They invited me outside to look
at something. I was then pulled to
the ground before the full squad
pelted me with eggs, flour and the
A FEAST . . . with
owner’s wife Bobby
ppy owner Steve
DREAMING . . . chi
lot. I remember telling them,
‘Remember who cooks your lunch!’
“Jamie was always one of the
ring-leaders but we got on really
well. One of the big things was he
loved drinking Vimto.
“He’d always come into the
kitchen asking for cans of the stuff,
despite it being almost pure sugar.
He must have drank gallons of it.
“When he didn’t like what was
on the menu, he’d always come in
and ask, ‘What else have you got
in here, chef?’ And he’d often ask
me to rustle him up an omelette.”
Long-serving club kitman Danny
Moore added: “Jamie was one
of these who just ate and drank
what he wanted.
“He wasn’t into healthy food all
the time. But whatever he ate and
did in his life that season, it didn’t
change the way he played football.”
Vardy’s return to Fleetwood has
caught the town’s imagination.
Moore said: “When he signed
there was nothing to him physically.
“He was so skinny and many
doubted if he would be able to
handle the big, strong Conference
centre-halves.
“But he ended up having most
of them for breakfast because his
pace was electric and, for a small
lad, he was actually very strong.
“When
anyone
talks
about
Fleetwood nowadays, they talk
about Jamie Vardy.
“Nearly everyone in the town
cannot wait to see him back here
again. He’ll forever be welcome
around these parts.”
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JAMIE VARDY’S return
THE Cod Army have
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to Fleetwood has seen
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made almost £500,000
the tie, Fleetwood have
their usual order for
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DAN’S MAN TO WATCH
NOT many people will
have heard of Tom
Bayliss, but that could
be about to change.
He made his league
debut
only
three
weeks ago but he
couldn’t have dreamt
for more as he scored
against
Cheltenham
after only two minutes.
His left-footed strike
from outside the box
took a deflection but it
could be the first of many.
All of the noise coming
out of Coventry is that the
young box-to-box midfielder
looks the real deal and isn’t
out of place with the senior
pros at all.
The
Sky
Blues
have
suffered a few injuries
recently and this has forced
boss Mark Robins to blood
some of the academy lads.
But Bayliss, 18, has taken
to League Two like a duck to
water and has played every
minute of their last four
games since his debut.
His first instinct is always
to attack and it certainly
Our Analyst DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM chooses a Football League gem
TOMBAYLISS
CoventryCity
helps to have such an
experienced
head
like
Michael
Doyle
sitting
alongside him in midfield.
While Doyle will protect
the defence, Bayliss (above),
a strong runner, has been
given licence to get forward
whenever he can.
With the Ricoh Arena
doubling
ing up as a rugby pitch,
Coventry have had to adapt
their style. The pitch has
awful
been
and
though Robins (right)
would prefer his team to
play on the ground, this is
impossible most of the time.
They have to go longer
but Bayliss will look to
get forward at every
opportunity and has
already shown he
has an eye for goal.
Coventry
have
had a great festive period —
winning four of
their last five
to go third
— but scoring goals
is still proving a problem.
Despite having a rock-solid
defence, they have managed
only 28 league goals in 26
games and, unless they can
sort that this month, it could
be the difference between
getting promoted or not.
They face Stoke at home
in the FA Cup tomorrow and
Robins will fancy his chances of pulling off a shock.
Although
with
Stoke’s
recent form, it may not even
be considered an upset.
It is a shame it wasn’t
chosen for TV, if only so the
public could catch a glimpse
of Bayliss.
7
PUEL . . . priorities
Give it a
go, Puel
Fleetwood
v Leicester
Tomorrow, 12.45pm,
live on
By MITCH HENRY
FOXES legend Matt Elliott
fears boss Claude Puel
will prioritise the Premier
League over a Cup run.
Leicester,
who
are
already out of the EFL
Cup, sit safely in eighth.
Puel’s side travel to
League One Fleetwood in
the FA Cup third round
tomorrow.
But 49-year-old Elliott,
who skippered the Foxes
to League Cup glory in
2000, is worried Puel will
field a weakened side.
He
told
talkSPORT:
“Puel got criticism after
last month’s EFL Cup
defeat to Manchester City.
“Leicester
can
only
win one competition now
and, given their relative
league safety, it should
enable them to go full
strength in the Cup.
“But I don’t think he
will at Fleetwood — he’ll
want to finish as high as
possible in the league.
“So it will be a chance
for the fringe players.”
Midfielder Adrien Silva
could make his full Foxes
debut after seeing his
summer transfer blocked
until the January window.
Elliott
added:
“His
cameo against Huddersfield was class — but
away at Fleetwood could
be a tough introduction.”
AGE.......................................................... 18
AGE
POSITION
POSITION...............................................Midfielder
SHIRT NUMBER
NUMBER....................................... 30
DEBUT
DEBUT................Nov 7, 2017 v West Brom U23s
CLUB CAREER
Coventry.............................. (2017-present)
HIS STATS THIS SEASON
GAMES........................................................5
STARTS...................................................................5
MINS PLAYED ........................................ 450
GOALS.....................................................................1
ASSISTS......................................................0
TOTAL SHOTS .......................................................6
WIN RATE ............................................. 80%
FAST FACT
TOM BAYLISS netted just two minutes into his
league debut for the club against Cheltenham
on December 16 – the fastest by a Sky Blues
player in the league since 1956 when Ron
Newman scored in the first minute of his debut
against Southampton.
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Your guide to
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weekend
FA CUP
Third round
ONLY
once
before
have
Coventry and
Stoke met in
the FA Cup, a
fifth-round clash in
February 1987, with
the Sky Blues winning
1-0 away on their way
to lifting the trophy
that year.
NORWICH CITY’S
Steven
Naismith
(right)
has scored six
goals in his
last
six
matches
against
Chelsea, including a
hat-trick last time
out in the Premier
League in Sep 2015.
STRIKER
Jermain Beckford
(left)
has
scored 42 per
cent of Bury’s
19
league
goals this season
(eight goals) — the
highest percentage
of any player in
League One so far
this season.
COLCHESTER
have
drawn
their last two
league
games
0-0. The U’s — who
face Cheltenham at
home tomorrow —
have
never
had
three
successive
goalless draws in the
Football League.
Sun
THE
EVERY
CHAMPIONSHIP,
LEAGUE 0NE AND
LEAGUE TWO
GAME COVERED EVERY WEEK
EMIRATES FA CUP
Third Round
EX-CELLLENT . . .
Jayden Stockley scores
in Exeter’s first-round
win over Heybridge
Take
Stock
Tonight - Liverpool v Everton (7.55),
Man Utd v Derby (8.0). Tomorrow
(3.0) - Aston Villa v Peterborough, Birmingham v Burton Albion, Blackburn v
Hull, Bolton v Huddersfield, Bournemouth v Wigan, Brentford v Notts
County, Cardiff v Mansfield, Carlisle v
Sheff Wed, Coventry v Stoke, Doncaster v
Rochdale, Exeter v West Brom, Fleetwood
Town v Leicester (12.45), Fulham v
Southampton, Ipswich v Sheff Utd, Man
City v Burnley, Middlesbrough v Sunderland (1.0), Millwall v Barnsley, Newcastle
v Luton, Norwich v Chelsea (5.30), QPR v
MK Dons, Stevenage v Reading, Watford
v Bristol City, Wolves v Swansea,
Wycombe v Preston, Yeovil v Bradford.
Sunday - Newport County v Leeds
(12.0), Nottm Forest v Arsenal (4.0),
Shrewsbury v West Ham (2.0), Tottenham v AFC Wimbledon (3.0). Monday Brighton v Crystal Palace (7.45).
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
P W D L F A
Wolves ........ 26 19 4 3 50 20
Derby .......... 26 14 7 5 41 23
Cardiff ........ 26 14 5 7 36 25
Bristol City . 26 13 8 5 40 31
Aston Villa..26 12 8 6 38 24
Leeds...........26 13 4 9 37 28
Sheff Utd....26 13 3 10 40 31
Middlesbro . 26 12 5 9 35 26
Preston.......26 10 10 6 30 26
Fulham........26 10 9 7 39 34
Brentford...26 9 10 7 39 35
Ipswich ....... 26 11 3 12 39 39
Norwich......26 9 7 10 26 31
Nottm For...26 10 2 14 33 42
Millwall ....... 26 7 9 10 28 29
Sheff Wed .. 26 7 9 10 30 34
QPR..............26 7 9 10 28 36
Reading.......26 7 7 12 30 35
Barnsley......26 6 8 12 27 37
Bolton.........26 6 7 13 25 43
Hull..............26 5 9 12 39 44
Burton Alb..26 6 6 14 20 43
Birmingham26 6 5 15 15 35
Sunderland.26 4 10 12 29 43
JAYDEN FINDS HIS
HEAVEN IN DEVON
JAYDEN STOCKLEY does not
want for much.
Just health for his young family,
a regular game for Exeter and to
enjoy some sandwiches while
turning out for his local cricket
team over the summer.
Oh, and a win over West Brom
in the FA Cup tomorrow.
The journeyman forward is
finally ready to put down some
roots in Devon after stints at
11 clubs since his debut as a
16-year-old for Bournemouth.
So much so, the 24-year-old
was assembling new furniture for
the house he, partner Rebecca
and two-year-old daughter Avie
had just moved into when SunSport called to chat!
Stockley — top scorer in this
season’s FA Cup with five goals
against Heybridge Swifts and
Forest Green — said: “I’m quite
simple really.
“I don’t need a lot of money to
make me happy. It’s the love of
the game and the little things
that make everything important.
“It’s quite a chilled way of
living here. You can get on with
your business.
“I have a close-knit group of
mates up the road and the lads
here are so relaxed — but they’re
hungry for more and that’s what
really drives everyone.
“I’ve moved the family around,
even up to Aberdeen last season.
They’ve been very patient with me.
“I’ve got a little girl who has
made me think differently about
football, what I want from the
game and what I want to do in life.”
Boss Eddie Howe had to ask
Stockley’s school to let him skip a
maths lesson in September 2009
so he could be a sub for Bournemouth, then in League Two and
By TOM BARCLAY
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
barred from signing players over
an unpaid tax bill.
Ten days later, Stockley made
his debut against Northampton in
the Football League Trophy — and
recalls being lucky not to be sent
off for clattering a centre-half.
Fast forward to last summer
and Stockley returned to Exeter
where he spent a fruitful halfseason on loan from Bournemouth in 2016.
The club made him their record
signing at £100,000 and have been
rewarded with 13 goals already.
Many pundits see tomorrow’s St
James Park tie as a big banana
skin for the Baggies.
And even a broken nose in a
2-1 League Two defeat at Newport
on New Year’s Day will not stop
Stockley facing Alan Pardew’s
Premier League outfit.
He added: “We’re confident going
into every game but we have to
take a bit of a reality check
because they’re fantastic players.
“If
something
magical
did
happen it would spur the lads on
for the rest of the season.”
So, what about those sandwiches and the cricket?
Stockley
explained:
“I
love
cricket and used to play when I
was younger. I think I’ll join a
local club in the summer.
“I used to be a bowler but I’d
probably get hit for six now! But
it’ll be nice to eat sandwiches and
just chill.
“The first thing I’m going to
do after I retire is to go and
watch the Boxing Day
Test in Australia.
“But that’s a long way
off. There’s a lot to do
before then.”
MOOSE ON THE LOOSE
FA CUP third-round weekend is
a red-letter day in the English
football calendar and one which
is unique in world football.
It conjures up so many
intriguing stories, including the
thrilling prospect of freescoring Luton from League Two
facing Newcastle.
This tie has added interest
for the Lee family — Rob
(right) is a Toon legend, while
his two sons, Olly and Elliot,
play for the Hatters.
And twice this season both
brothers have scored in the
same game. I’m lucky enough
P W D L F A Pts
Wigan..........25 17 5 3 50 12 56
Shrewsbury25 16 6 3 33 15 54
Blackburn...25 14 7 4 45 23 49
Scunthorpe 26 14 7 5 37 22 49
Bradford.....26 15 3 8 42 34 48
Portsmouth26 13 2 11 33 30 41
Rotherham.26 12 4 10 44 35 40
Peterboro...26 11 6 9 43 37 39
Charlton......25 10 7 8 32 32 37
Oxford Utd . 26 9 8 9 41 39 35
Doncaster...26 9 7 10 29 28 34
Fleetwood..26 9 6 11 36 40 33
Blackpool....26 8 8 10 34 37 32
Bristol R......26 10 2 14 36 43 32
Gillingham ..26 7 10 9 27 29 31
Plymouth....26 8 7 11 26 34 31
Southend....26 8 7 11 30 42 31
Walsall ........ 25 7 9 9 31 34 30
MK Dons......26 7 8 11 28 38 29
Oldham ....... 26 7 7 12 39 48 28
AFC Wim’don25 7 6 12 22 31 27
N’thampton26 6 5 15 20 46 23
Rochdale.....25 4 10 11 25 35 22
Bury.............25 4 5 16 19 38 17
Tomorrow (3.0) - Charlton v Oldham,
Northampton v Southend (2.0), Oxford
Utd v Blackpool, Plymouth v Bury.
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
SCORERSS
TOP SCORER
8 TOP
2017-18
CUP 2017-1
FA CUP
FA
Jayden Stockley (Exeter)
Matt Godden (Stevenage)
Jack Midson (Leatherhead)
Christian Doidge (Forest Green)
Tommy Rowe (Doncaster)
Danny L. Rowe (Fylde)
TALKSPORT’s
Ian
‘The
Moose’ Abrahams looks
forward to a special time
in the football calendar.
It promises to be rea-Lee good
to know all three men and I
know tomorrow will be one the
family are looking forward to —
and who would bet against
either Olly or Elliot being on
the scoresheet?
It will be an historic day at
Wembley on Sunday, the first
tie outside of a final or semifinal to be played there, thanks
to it being Tottenham’s home
this season.
Their opponents, Neal Ardley’s
AFC Wimbledon, have the
opportunity to add another
thrilling chapter to the remarkable story of a club which was
founded only in 2002 and
soared through the leagues into
the EFL in no time at all.
And when the draw was made
the prospect of West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart starting against
his former club Shrewsbury
Town was remote.
But Adrian has taken his spot
Pts
61
49
47
47
44
43
42
41
40
39
37
36
34
32
30
30
30
28
26
25
24
24
23
22
for the Premier League games,
so he should start against the
Shrews, adding spice to the tie.
Being a West Ham fan, I’ve
seen them lose ties like this in
the past, at Newport, Tranmere
and Grimsby, so I’m not
massively confident.
As well as watching out for
Joe, keep an eye on West Ham
youngster Declan Rice. A huge
talent, he is a young man with
a big future in the game.
5
4
4
4
4
4
P W D L F A Pts
Luton...........26 16 6 4 62 25 54
Notts Co......26 14 8 4 44 26 50
Coventry.....26 13 5 8 28 18 44
Wycombe ... 26 12 7 7 46 35 43
Lincoln City 26 12 7 7 35 24 43
Mansfield....26 11 10 5 38 29 43
Exeter.........25 13 3 9 35 32 42
Colchester..26 11 8 7 35 27 41
Swindon......25 13 2 10 38 34 41
Accrington.24 12 4 8 38 30 40
Newport Co 26 10 9 7 35 30 39
Camb Utd....26 10 7 9 25 31 37
Carlisle........26 9 7 10 37 37 34
Grimsby ...... 26 9 7 10 26 34 34
Stevenage..26 9 6 11 36 39 33
Crawley Tn . 26 9 6 11 25 31 33
Cheltenham26 8 7 11 33 38 31
Port Vale.....26 9 4 13 29 34 31
Crewe..........26 9 2 15 29 41 29
Yeovil..........26 7 6 13 36 47 27
Morecambe 25 6 7 12 24 36 25
Chesterfield26 5 6 15 26 47 21
Barnet.........26 5 5 16 26 39 20
Forest Grn .. 25 5 5 15 25 47 20
Tomorrow (3.0) - Accrington Stanley
v Chesterfield, Colchester v Cheltenham,
Forest Green v Port Vale, Grimsby v
Morecambe.
Listen to
8 FA Cup
matches on
talkSPORT
and talkSPORT 2
Tomorrow, 5.30pm:
Norwich v Chelsea
(talkSPORT)
Tonight, 7.55pm:
Liverpool v Everton
(talkSPORT)
Sunday, January 7, 2pm:
Shrewsbury v West Ham
(talkSPORT)
Tonight, 8pm:
Man United v Derby
(talkSPORT 2)
Sunday, January 7, 4pm:
Nottm Forest v Arsenal
(talkSPORT)
Tomorrow, 12.45pm:
Fleetwood Town v
Leicester (talkSPORT)
Monday, January 8,
7.45pm: Brighton v
C Palace (talkSPORT)
Tomorrow, 3pm:
Man City v Burnley
(talkSPORT 2)
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