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?VICTIM? FACES TRIAL
Rachel?s
sea legs
Glam . .
Rachel
Weisz at
ocean film
premiere
last night
THE MERCY PREMIERE: PAGE 6
Fantasist who
sparked �
VIP child sex
probe is held
..for child porn
Accusations . . against Heath and Brittan
EXCLUSIVE by TOM WELLS
A MAN who falsely claimed
he had been raped and
tortured as a boy by a VIP
paedophile ring is to face
trial for child sex offences.
Allegations by ?Nick? against
bigwigs Sir Ted Heath, Leon
Brittan, Harvey Proctor and Lord
Bramall
sparked
a
�illion
witch-hunt by police.
But he has now been charged with
making indecent images of children.
Full Story ? Page Five
Allegations . . over Proctor and Bramall
NICKED
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2GM
BREXIT MISERY FOR
R MAY
PARTY
POOPERS
Greening
By STEVE HAWKES
TRANSPORT
Secretary
Chris Grayling was urged
to act last night as it
emerged the East Coast
rail operator?s losses will
be capped at �5million.
Despite handing back
the keys to the Londonto-Edinburgh service five
years early, Stagecoach?s
losses are capped under
its renegotiated contract.
Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald
said: ?These firms are
writing their own rules
and taking us for a ride.?
Mr Grayling stunned
Westminster on Monday
by revealing East Coast
was running out of cash
and the Government may
have to renationalise the
route for two years.
Stagecoach and Virgin?s
contract runs to 2020.
Soubry
Quit threats stoke Tory split fear
FEARS of a formal Conservative Party split over
Brexit mounted last night
after two ex-ministers said
they could quit the Tories.
Anna Soubry threatened to
lead a walkout of pro-EU
MPs if a hard Brexit supporter such as Jacob ReesMogg seizes the keys to No 10.
Justine Greening also said she
was likely to walk away if Mr
Rees-Mogg seized control of the
warring party.
Tension on the Government benches is at breaking point ahead of
Cabinet talks this week about the
future relationship with Brussels. It
comes amid fevered speculation PM
Theresa May could be ousted.
Ms Soubry called for 35 hardline Eurosceptics to be ?slung out?
MIGRANT
BILL FURY
By HARRY COLE and
MATT DATHAN
of the party, adding ?it is about
time Theresa stood up to them?.
The former Small Business Minister said: ?If it comes to it, I am
not going to stay in a party which
has been taken over by the likes
of Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris
Johnson. And if that means leaving
SLOW BLOW
WHITEHALL is still not preparing
fast enough for Brexit, a report
from MPs reveals today.
The Commons Public Accounts
Committee identified 313 vital
areas of preparation hit by ?potentially
unwieldy
and
overcomplicated? bureaucracy.
THERESA
May
was
accused of an immigration
?shambles? yesterday after
ministers admitted a postBrexit plan may not be
ready by March 2019.
Home Secretary Amber
Rudd said it was ?only
likely? the delayed Immigration Bill will be ready
by Brexit Day.
The
Government
has
signalled that EU migrants
may require a work permit to enter the UK.
Labour?s Yvette Cooper,
chair of the Home Affairs
Committee, stormed: ?If
there?s ?No Deal? it?s going
to be completely chaotic.?
Under pressure . . . Mrs May
SUJIKO
ABERDEEN
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BRISTOL
A BBC radio host took to
Twitter to tell a Tory MP
a death threat sent to a
Brexit-backing
80-yearold voter ?should have
been addressed to you?.
BBC London was urged
to cut ties with gardening
presenter St John Stephen
after
his
extraordinary
blast at Zac Goldsmith.
Chiefs refused to say
Mr Stephen would be
axed after he apologised.
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From NICK GUTTERIDGE in Brussels
tions are in legal plans for the
period immediately after our exit in
March 2019 ? during which we will
continue to accept EU law.
They heap pressure on Mrs May
and her ministers, who face calls to
stand up to Brussels demands.
The punishment mechanism ?
dubbed the ?nuclear option? ? could
lead to UK aircraft being grounded
by suspending take-off and landing
rights in the EU.
Exports from Britain to the EU
could be hit by tariffs ? damaging the economy.
Alan Hastings, of campaign
group
Fishing
For
Leave,
claimed a lack of a veto would
lead to the transition threatening the existence of ?what is left
of the British fishing industry?.
5
GLASGOW
Anger at
BBC host
the party, form some new alliance,
God knows I don?t know.?
Ex-Education
Secretary
Ms
Greening said it would be a ?bit of
a stretch? for her to remain a Tory
MP if Mr Rees-Mogg was PM.
However, other senior Tories
branded Mrs Soubry?s dramatic
intervention ?ridiculous?.
Former
Chancellor
Norman
Lamont said: ?I don?t want to be
rude about Anna Soubry but I
think she does sometimes tend to
go over the top.?
But key Brexiteer MPs refused to
directly criticise her to avoid
?stooping to her level? and further
escalating the bitter war of words.
Asked whether she feared a split,
the PM told The Sun her ?party
and the Government are focused
on one very clear act . . . what the
British people asked us to do,
which is to leave the EU?.
harry.cole@thesun.co.uk
NEW EU PLOT
THERESA May must submit to
powers allowing Brussels to slap
tariffs on UK goods, ground flights
and suspend single market access
during the Brexit transition period.
The proposals would give the EU
unprecedented legal powers ? without needing to go through European
courts ? to punish Britain if it
breaks the terms of the deal.
Eurocrats also fear Britain could
test limits of EU law in relation to
immigration ? knowing the European
Court of Justice would not reach a
verdict on any cases until after
the transition is over.
The
four-page
European
Commission dossier, obtained
by The Sun, also shows Britain is set to be denied a veto
on fishing quotas during a
transition period ? sparking
fears our trawler fleet could
be wiped out. The revela-
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LONDON
SOUTHAMPTON
Rail firm
in �5m
loss cap
TODAY: A frosty and sunny start
for much of England and Wales.
Cloudy and wet in Northern
Ireland, sleet and snow in Scotland.
Dry and bright for eastern England.
TONIGHT: Staying clear for
eastern areas, with a widespread
frost to form. Less cold in Wales,
western England, Northern Ireland
and Scotland, with spells of rain
and drizzle.
OUTLOOK: Tomorrow, patchy rain
for England and Wales. But bright
spells and showers for Scotland
and Northern Ireland.
Rain clearing to sunshine and
showers on Friday.
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HAIRED A
COUPLE?
PLAYFUL Jean-Claude Juncker makes
sure his chief Brexit negotiator lets
his hair down before a debate.
The European Commission president, who has previously denied
claims of boozing, ruffled the locks
of Guy Verhofstadt ? but the Belgian looked less than impressed.
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PUZZLES: PAGE 41
A FORMER Lib Dem MP
has paid back almost
�000 after using taxpayer-funded stationery to
fight Heathrow expansion.
Sarah Olney, Richmond
Park MP for just six
months, sent out 3,200
letters last February.
But the Parliamentary
Standards Commissioner
upheld a complaint from
a constituent. Ms Olney
blamed a staff member.
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Today?s
birthdays
COMICS EDDIE IZZARD,
56, top left, and CHRIS
ROCK, 53, top right, actor
ASHTON KUTCHER, 40,
and US country singer
GARTH BROOKS, 56.
l LAST night?s Health
Lottery numbers: 3, 4,
38, 46, 47. Bonus No: 39.
Last night?s EuroMillions
numbers: 8, 17, 28, 34,
38. Lucky Stars: 6, 12.
1GM
Joann
just
STRAP
STRAP STRAPPPP
Hadid to
be a model
THAT?S what you call going Dutch
? Debenhams have signed up Gigi
and Bella Hadid?s model cousin.
Joann van den Herik, 19, from the
Netherlands, is the face and body of
1918-2018:
CELEBRATES THE
CENTENARY OF THE FEMALE VOTE
FROM Emmeline
Pankhurst to Adele
? the cause of
women has come
far in 100 years.
Today The Sun
publishes a special
pullout to celebrate
the cententary of
them getting the
right to vote.
The 100 women
featured have
made history
. . . and touched
the lives of millions.
100 years
100 women
TO mark the 100th
anniversary of women
getting the vote,
yesterday we brought
you 100 brilliant British
women from the past
century. Our choices
ranged from Suffragette
leader Emmeline
Pankhurst all the way to
pop queen Adele.
And we asked you to
nominate some other
deserving female icons.
Your nominations are
scattered throughout
today?s paper.
By NICOLA FAHEY, Bizarre Reporter
the firm?s Gorgeous lingerie range,
which caters up to 40HH cup-size.
Joann, pictured left with the Hadid
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
sisters, said: ?I?ve always wanted to
be a model but didn?t realise there
was a market for my shape and size.
?I think it?s very important to
show that size doesn?t matter.?
EXCLUSIVE: GENERATION EXIT
GAME OVER
By PAUL REVOIR
MEL and Sue?s Generation Game revival has
been reduced to two
episodes amid fears
the shows are not
good enough.
The duo filmed
four shows but
bosses at the
BBC
have
axed half.
The combined
cost
of
cutting
the episodes
is said to be
around �0,000.
A TV source
added: ?The BBC
Duo . . Mel and Sue
Beeb axes half of
Mel & Sue shows
had announced four pro- while Mel?s Pitch Battle was
grammes, but when they saw axed after one series.
what had been taped could
The Sun revealed yesterday
only realistically air two.?
that
Basil
Brush,
below,
The show ? previously
would be part of the newhosted by Sir Bruce
look Generation Game.
Forsyth ? threatens to
Last night the BBC insisted
be another post-Bake
changes in series length
Off failure for the
during
production
presenting duo.
are ?not unusual?
Hope I
Sue?s quiz show
and that the show
don?t
get
the
Insert Name Here
will be ?brilliant?.
Brush off
got fewer than a
paul.revoir
million viewers,
@the-sun.co.uk
SUE?S FLOPS
Insert Name Here, BBC2
Sue Perkins and the
Chimp Sanctuary, BBC2
The Ganges With Sue
Perkins, BBC1
Let?s Sing and Dance
For Comic Relief, BBC1
MEL?S FLOPS
Letterbox, BBC2
Pitch Battle, BBC1
Let?s Sing and Dance
For Comic Relief, BBC1
Let It Shine, BBC1
GIG IS UP ON PAY
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2GM
May to boost rights for 5million casual workers
�k
Employments
tribunal fine
after 4-fold
increase
CASUAL workers are to
get a full array of
employment rights for
the first time, including
holiday and sick pay.
The shake-up will boost
five million self-employed
people. Many are in the
so-called gig economy.
Theresa
May
will
today
By TOM NEWTON DUNN
Political Editor
announce a major overhaul of
bosses? responsibilities.
Workers on zero hours contracts will be able to ask for
regular contracts, opening the
door to higher minimum pay.
Agency staff will get similar
entitlements. Rights for full-time
workers will also be strengthened.
Other
changes
will
include employment tribunal
fines quadrupling to �,000.
The PM said as the CBI
backed the plans: ?We recognise
the world of work is changing.
?We have to make sure we
have the right structures in
place to reflect those changes,
enhancing the UK?s position as
one of the best places in the
world to do business.?
Labour
and
the
unions
attacked the Government for
refusing to ban zero hours contracts completely.
The TUC dismissed the package as a ?baby step, when it
needed to take a giant leap?.
Shadow Business Secretary
Rebecca
Long-Bailey
said:
?Today?s response is just more
words, with no real action to
improve
the
lives
of
the
millions of people in insecure
work.?
t.newtondunn@the-sun.co.uk
Tesco in
wage rift
TESCO is facing a �illion bill for back pay
over claims it paid shop
staff �000 a year less
than warehouse workers.
As many as 200,000
female store staff could
be affected. Law firm
Leigh Day has taken up
the cases of nearly 100.
According
to
the
claim, warehouse staff
earn from about �50
an hour to more than
�. Those in stores get
around �an hour.
It could cost Tesco up
to �,000 per worker
over at least six years.
It follows similar action
at Asda and Sainsbury?s.
Legal blow . . . fugitive
Dummy run . . in space. Below, before lift-off
Assange
still faces
UK arrest
By JOHN LUCAS
Sports
car in
space
race!
A TESLA sports car lifts off into space
aboard the world?s most powerful rocket.
Elon Musk, 46, billionaire boss of
Tesla, watched at Cape Canaveral as he
tested his SpaceX ship Falcon Heavy.
The car, with a dummy driver dubbed
Starman, was playing David Bowie?s Space
Oddity and had Don?t Panic on the dashboard. It could pass Mars in six months
and stay in space for a billion years.
FUGITIVE
Julian
Assange was told yesterday he still faces arrest if
he steps outside his bolthole in London?s Ecuadorian embassy.
The WikiLeaks founder,
46, has been there since
June 2012 in an effort to
dodge extradition to Sweden over a rape probe.
Officials have dropped
that case but Assange
still faces action in Britain for breaching bail
conditions ? and fears
extradition to the US.
Judge Emma Arbuthnot, sitting at Westminster magistrates? court,
said: ?I?m not persuaded
that the warrant should
be withdrawn.?
A ruling on if it is in
the ?public interest? to
keep it is due in a week.
Last night cops found a
suspicious package at the
embassy was harmless.
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
Don NHS
dig let-off
THERESA May last night
ducked out of challenging
Donald Trump on his
Twitter criticism of the
NHS.
Instead she used a
phone conversation with
him to talk about new
data-sharing
laws
to
catch terrorists.
While discussing the
US health service, President Trump had referred
to the NHS as ?going
broke and not working?.
But
Downing
Street
said the issue did not
come up.
Earlier this week, No10
insisted Mrs May was
proud of the NHS and its
funding was ?at a record
high?.
QUAKE KILLS TWO
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake killed two hotel
staff and hurt 144 others
after it struck off the
coast of Taiwan yesterday.
1GM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
VIP PAEDO FANTASIST?S TRIAL
LIAR
?NICK?
FACING
THREE
PROBES
?Fantasist? . .
Nick faces trial
for abuse pics
Claims . . over Dolphin Square
EXCLUSIVE by TOM WELLS
and CHRIS POLLARD
THE
fantasist
whose
abuse claims sparked a
�illion VIP paedophile
ring investigation is now
at the centre of three
major police probes.
The man, known only
as Nick, was arrested and
charged
with
possessing
and making indecent images
of children.
He has appeared at magistrates? court and will go on trial
later this year. He could face up
to ten years in jail if convicted.
The Crown Prosecution Service
is also examining a file of evidence over his role as a witness
in Operation Midland.
The doomed investigation was
prompted by his claims that former Prime Minister Sir Ted
Heath hosted child sex abuse
parties. They were said to be
attended by ex-Home Secretary
Leon Brittan, Britain?s most decorated soldier Lord Bramall and
ex-Tory MP Harvey Proctor.
Midland became one of the
most bungled operations in the
Met?s history and closed down
last year without a single arrest.
Prosecutors are also weighing
up whether Nick, now in his 40s,
should face charges of perverting
justice and fraud over a suspected fake claim to the Criminal
Injuries Compensation Authority.
?Midland was based
on ramblings of a liar?
Yesterday a source close to the
indecent
images
investigation
said: ?This inquiry is entirely
separate from any others that
might be ongoing.
?Charges have been brought
and it is now entirely up to the
courts to decide on how the case
best proceeds.?
Nick, whose real identity cannot be revealed for legal reasons,
first went to police in 2014.
He claimed he had been raped
and tortured during the 1970s by
a paedophile ring among Westminster?s rich and famous.
The allegations ? all since disproved ? were publicly dubbed
?credible and true? at the time
by a Scotland Yard detective. A
host of well-known individuals
then
saw
their
reputations
dragged through the mud.
Nick claimed the child abuse
parties were being held at Sir
Ted?s home in London, as well
as in Dolphin Square, Pimlico,
and the Carlton Club, in the
centre of the capital.
He alleged that at one party,
ex-Tory MP Mr Proctor threatened to castrate him with a
penknife before being persuaded
not to by Sir Ted ? his longterm political enemy.
He also falsely accused Mr
Proctor of strangling and beating
two boys to death.
And Nick claimed he witnessed the murder of another
boy as they were walking in
Kingston, South West London.
He said a car ploughed into
the lad, before a shadowy figure
warned him ?not to have friends
in future?.
Lord Bramall, another senior
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Charged over sick
child abuse images
2
CPS examine role in
Operation Midland
3
Fraud inquiry over
fake crime compo
Army officer and two former
heads of MI5 and MI6 were also
said to have attended the parties.
The Met wrongly raided D-Day
hero and former Army chief
Lord Bramall?s home, leading to
the force later paying him
�0,000 in compensation.
The claims against him were
dropped after the police failed to
find a shred of evidence but his
wife died before he was cleared.
Mr Brittan was investigated
over the 1967 rape of a 19-yearold woman but police found
there was no case to answer.
Yet the Met failed to tell
him before he died in January
2015. A grovelling letter of apology was later sent to his widow
by former Scotland Yard chief
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.
As Midland fell apart, Nick?s
stepbrother and the accuser?s
ex-wife described him as a fantasist and an attention seeker.
And
Mr
Proctor
blasted:
?Operation Midland was based
solely on the ramblings of a liar
and a fantasist.?
The investigation had been
spearheaded by Sir Bernard ?
now a life peer styled as Baron
Hogan-Howe of Sheffield ? who
spent six years in charge of the
Met before stepping down last
NICK?S WILD
SEX CLAIMS
SIR TED HEATH
ALLEGED to have
hosted parties at
his home where
boys were abused
and tortured.
LEON BRITTAN
SAID to be at Sir
Ted?s abuse parties and accused
of 1967 rape but
cleared by cops.
HARVEY PROCTOR
FALSELY accused
of strangling two
boys to death
and threatening
to castrate Nick.
LORD BRAMALL
HOME raided by
cops over claims
he went to abuse
parties but was
later cleared.
year. His reign began with praise
for his tough-talking approach
and ?total policing? motto.
But it quickly spiralled into
chaos over controversial probes
including the disastrous �illion Operation Midland.
Others such as the Plebgate
investigation saw his officers
abuse anti-terror laws to hack
Sun journalists? phones.
More than �million was also
spent on Operation Elveden ? a
failed investigation into journalists and their sources.
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020 7782 4104 or EMAIL
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Met chief . . Hogan-Howe
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
2FT DIGBY IS UK FIRST
Fortune . . . Adele
Live tour
is �2m
bonanza
for Adele
By JAMES BEAL
ADELE?S last world tour
raked in �2million from
ticket sales, T-shirts and
other souvenirs, accounts
revealed yesterday.
The marathon string of
shows, which ended last
June after more than 100
in 15 months, saw her
company make almost
�million profit.
Hello singer Adele, 29,
paid herself �million.
The fortune was disclosed by her company
Remedy Touring LLP.
It is on top of �illion she is said to have
earned last year from
record
sales,
without
releasing any new music.
Her
last
album
25
came out in 2015. It was
No1 around the world,
selling 22million copies.
The Londoner?s Adele
Live tour saw her perform
across
Europe,
North America, Asia and
Australia.
Energy?s
�0 rise
ENERGY
bills
have
jumped by more than
�0 in a year in some
parts of the country.
The South West saw
the biggest increase, with
the cheapest tariffs up 14
per cent or �6.52.
On
average
English
families are paying 8 per
cent ? or � ? more on
the cheapest tariffs now
than last year, according
MoneySuperMarket data.
Other areas which saw
big rises last year were
the North West, with
costs up 11 per cent, and
the East Midlands, up by
10 per cent on 2016.
The
most
expensive
place for energy last year
was the South East.
Tuna hits
tumours
SHOPPING?
NEIGH BOTHER
Digby in store aisle with
Katy and Mohammed
HORSE
GUIDER
l Pony helper for blind
l Trained for 2 years
l Visits shops in nappy
EATING tuna, salmon or
mackerel twice a week
can slash a woman?s risk
of breast cancer, according to new research.
Fish rich in omega-3
fatty
acids
are
eight
times more effective than
flaxseeds and other oils
in preventing the disease,
say scientists.
In experiments on mice
the
marine-based
fats
reduced the size of breast
tumours by up to 70 per
cent and the number of
tumours by 30 per cent.
Professor David Ma, of
the University of Guelph,
Ontario, said: ?Here is an
opportunity to improve
our diet and help prevent
the risk of breast cancer.?
YOU SILLY FUEL
Georgi Hristov, 37, got
eight months? jail for
pulling a U-turn on a
dual carriageway in Kent
because his fuel was low.
Horse-lover . . . Mohammed fears dogs
By LAUREN VEEVERS
A BLIND man with a fear of
dogs is the first in Britain to
be given a guide horse.
Mohammed Patel, 23, has been
teamed up with 2ft-high Digby,
who will be trained for two years
to become his full-time helper.
The pair were introduced on Monday.
Digby had a trial run to the shops near
Mohammed?s home, with trainer Katy
Smith helping the American miniature
horse to navigate traffic and people.
Eight-month-old Digby is being taught
to get used to wearing reins and being
inside buildings.
He wore a makeshift nappy for his
outing but will be fully toilet trained
before he goes to live with Mohammed.
It is hoped the little nag will eventually be able to help him with household
chores too.
Journalist Mohammed, from Blackburn, said: ?I have a condition where I
lost my vision and I have come across
lots of people who have guide dogs.
?I have a big phobia of dogs ? and it
was good when I heard about horses
being trained. I?ve always loved horses.
?It will be a couple of years before he
will be coming to live with me. He
needs to get used to being out and
about in Blackburn.
?I think I will have to give myself an
extra hour to try to get around my daily
routine as people will all want to come
to see him and touch him.?
Katy, of Northallerton, North Yorks,
who runs KL Pony Therapy, is training
eight American miniatures ? which only
grow to 27ins high.
She said: ?They take as long, or a bit
longer to train than guide dogs.
?They can be trained up to do many
of the same tasks as a guide dog ? like
helping to answer doors and get the
washing out. And to a certain extent
they can be house-trained.?
lauren.veevers@the-sun.co.uk
Little nags can
be a big help
STRONG AND STABLE
Mohammed is introduced to Digby by trainer Katy
SADDLE DO NICELY
Katy says Digby has perfect temperament for role
HORSES were first used for guiding roles
in an experimental programme in the US
in the early 2000s.
They have an average lifespan of 30 to
40 years, and have a natural ability to
guide. In the wild, if a horse in a group
goes blind, a sighted horse guides it.
Ms Smith said the temperament of
American Miniatures is well suited to the
role, and added: ?They have a great therapeutic value.?
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1GM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
KATIE?S MESSAGE TO MPs...
Brolly . . . McClaren
Online target . . .
Harvey with mum
yesterday. Right,
Katie addresses MPs
Steve : I
was not
a Slav to
fashion
By GUY PATRICK
FORMER England boss
Steve McClaren has told
how
he
became
the
?Wally with the Brolly? ?
because he would not
wear a beanie.
The coach became a
joke when he sheltered
under an umbrella while
watching England?s Euro
2008 qualification dream
crumble against Croatia.
McClaren,
56,
has
stayed silent on his brolly
blunder for years.
But he said he saw
rival
manager
Slaven
Bilic wearing a beanie
hat and thought: ?I?m not
wearing one of those. I?ll
get killed for that!?
He told Four Four Two
magazine:
?There
was
this FA umbrella lying
around, so I thought, ?I?ll
use that, support the FA
and keep myself dry.?
?After thinking I?d get
killed
for
wearing
a
beanie, instead I got
killed
for
holding
a
brolly.?
100 years
100 women
ANNE DIAMOND
(Broadcaster, 1954-)
Following the death of
her baby son Sebastian
in 1991, the TV-am host
campaigned for better
awareness of cot death.
Her Back To Sleep initiative helped cut the
number of deaths from
2,000 per year to 300.
Sex pics
team rap
A RUGBY player who
shared sex snaps of an
ex-girlfriend at a team
initiation bash has been
given a restraining order.
Harrison
Salter,
23,
faces being thrown out of
Roehampton
University,
South West London, and
is banned from campus.
Salter, of Shepherd?s
Bush, was convicted of
disclosing private photos
and must do 150 hours of
community service.
Prosecutor
Kaviraj
Choolun told Wimbledon
magistrates? court: ?The
time
is
up
on
this
laddish behaviour.?
COCKER HOOP
A cocker spaniel who
spent three days wedged
in a sewage pipe has
been rescued in Abingdon, Oxon.
By STEVE HAWKES
KATIE Price yesterday
told MPs how her son
Harvey was targeted by
web trolls ? and called
for laws to beat them.
The mum of five, 39, said
creating a new criminal
offence was a ?no-brainer?.
Prosecute sick
net trolls who
abuse Harvey
She said partially blind and
autistic Harvey, 15, had been
subject
to
?horrific?
abuse
online, but social media providers repeatedly failed to act.
Katie told a Commons committee: ?I went to the police,
they were disgusted, they were
so good. But then they rang me
to say, ?There?s nothing we can
do? as there?s nothing in place
to charge these people.?
She wants trolls prosecuted
and a register naming them.
A petition launched by the
ex-model attracted more than
220,000 signatures in a week.
She said she could protect
Harvey but some kids may take
their own life after one abusive
message. MPs had to act,
warned Ms Price, who joked:
?Otherwise I?ll be like Arnold
Schwarzenegger. I?ll be back.?
Her mother Amy, who was
also
at
Westminster
with
Harvey, said: ?What makes us
angry as a family is he can?t
defend himself. If it was face
to face they wouldn?t do it.?
No10 hinted Theresa May
could back new laws, with a
spokesman saying ?broad action
is taking place?.
The Government separately
announced a new social media
code
setting
out
standards
expected of Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram and Snapchat.
Firms must respond so the
public can see how much
abusive material is
being
removed.
Campaigners
said
it
was
unclear
if
it
was ?statutory?.
steve.hawkes@
the-sun.co.uk
Nan . . Amy
at hearing
COMIC STORM MP THREATS
COMIC David Baddiel yesterday
slammed Facebook for refusing to
take down Holocaust-denial material
? while swiftly removing nude pics.
He told a Westminster hearing on
hate speech he got up to 300 abusive online messages daily. Baddiel,
53, told Facebook?s UK public policy
manager Karim Palant: ?You are
suggesting that nudity is more
offensive than Holocaust denial.?
Mr Palant said Facebook would be
accused of imposing on free speech
if it banned such content.
WOMEN?S minister Victoria Atkins
told yesterday how death threats
had forced her off Twitter.
She told BBC Radio 5 Live she
left the social media platform after
the abuse got too much. She said:
?I was fed up with the death
threats and the nastiness, from
people who often live many many
miles away from my constituency.?
She said she was happy at her
decision and should not be judged
for being less visible. She said: ?We
are judging women too often.?
9
10 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Sun
THE
2GM
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ON THE HABIT
THAT DOCS SAY HELPS SMOKERS QUIT
SAYS
Pressing worry
FOR years the web giants have sucked the
lifeblood from Britain?s news organisations.
It has to stop.
We?re all for free markets and competition. But it?s not a fair fight.
Google and Facebook seize content,
expensively produced by everyone from
The Sun down to the smallest local
paper, post it and take the advertising
revenue. Meanwhile they spew out
clickbait and fake news.
The result? Newspapers and their
online arms are in sharp decline.
So we hugely welcome Theresa May
announcing a Government review into
what?s going wrong and how those of us
paying to provide the content read by
millions can be properly reimbursed.
The PM says the free Press is ?a foundation on which our democracy is built?
and she?s right. Who will hold politicians to account if we don?t?
Most news you read online originates
with newspapers and their websites.
A future in which it is no longer viable to
fund decent journalism, and pay reporters
to ascertain the truth, is unthinkably dark.
Labour shame
GIVEN its recent record, it is jaw-dropping
that Labour chose to turn yesterday?s 100year anniversary of women getting the
vote into an attack on the Tories.
Labour has never elected a woman
leader. It is now a party run by militant
old men whose bullying, sexist footsoldiers forced out their most senior
woman in local politics only last week.
Its shadow chancellor ?jokes? about
lynching or assassinating Tory women.
Its thugs so terrified BBC political
editor Laura Kuenssberg that she needed
a minder at its annual conference.
Its MP Jared O?Mara had to quit an
equalities committee over his misogyny.
This is the party lecturing the Tories ?
who gave women the vote and later
made two Prime Minister.
One of those, Theresa May, has championed the recruitment of women to
politics her whole Westminster career.
She has nothing to learn about women?s
rights from Corbyn or the partisan
dimwits on his front bench.
Coward?s lair
IT?S hard not to sympathise with staff at
Ecuador?s London embassy, condemned to
endure yet more time with the odious fugitive, fantasist and coward Julian Assange.
It is a crying shame Sweden gave up
on the rape allegation from which he
fled. But, as a court here rightly confirmed yesterday, he is still wanted for
jumping UK bail. And America still
wants to extradite him.
Why should we refuse them? After all
the millions our taxpayers have spent
policing him round the clock since 2012,
why should we do Assange any favours?
He is choosing to hide in his fetid lair. He
should man up and face the music.
By
CHRISTINA EARLE
Health Editor
MORE than a million
people are currently
using e-cigarettes to
stop smoking.
And there are calls for the
electronic devices to be sold
in HOSPITALS to help patients
ditch cigarettes for good.
Yesterday,
Public
Health
England said smokers should be
encouraged to switch to vapes
to slash the number of people
addicted to cigarettes.
Government figures show that
half of smokers use vapes to
kick the habit and a further 48
per cent also use them to cope
with nicotine cravings.
The
Office
for
National
Statistics
report
also
found
49 per cent of people who use
them believe they are less
harmful than cigarettes.
Vaping is reckoned to be 40
per cent cheaper than smoking,
depending on how much you
smoke and how often you use
e-cigarettes.
But is it really safe?
E-cigs, invented in 2003,
have hit the headlines over
the years as they have
been linked with cancer,
auto-immune disease lupus,
skin problem psoriasis and
even cystic fibrosis.
There have also been theories vaping could lead young
people to experiment with cigs.
Here,
PROFESSOR
PETER
HAJEK, director of the Tobacco
Dependence
Research
Unit,
Queen Mary University of London, separates fact from fiction.
QWhat
exactly
is
WE?RE
GOING
VAPE
e-cigarette,
which
converts
liquid into vapour that looks
like smoke when you breathe
it out.
Chinese pharmacist Hon
Lik
invented
e-cigs
in
2003
after
his
father
died from smoking-related
lung cancer.
is
QWhat
e-cigarette?
in
an
A
They contain a liquid that
includes nicotine ? the same
addictive ingredient found in
normal cigarettes ? vegetable
glycerol and flavourings.
Q
Is the nicotine in e-cigarettes
harmful?
There
is
no
conclusive
A
evidence
to
show
that
nicotine itself is harmful in any
product, including cigarettes.
There are some impurities and
toxicants in e-cigarettes but
these are usually at levels
hundreds of times lower than
those in cigarettes.
a smoker. If I switch
Q Ito amvaping,
will it help me to
give up?
While
many
of
Britain?s
estimated 2.9million vapers
A
also use tobacco products, there
were
850,000
smokers
who
switched
successfully
from
smoking to vaping in 2016.
claim vaping can cause
QPeople
serious
illnesses
such
as
cancer and heart disease. Is
this true?
Public Health England has
A
just
commissioned
a
big
review of all the available
research on this and other
issues concerning vaping.
One of the main conclusions
is vaping poses only a small
fraction of the risks of smoking.
There are more than 70
cancer-causing chemicals in cigarettes and many other toxins
and proven links with lung
cancer, heart disease and stroke.
But those who vape have
their chances of developing
smoking-related
diseases
A
It is certainly safer than
smoking traditional cigarettes
because the unborn child is
exposed to fewer toxins. But the
best choice for a pregnant
smoker is, of course, to neither
smoke nor vape.
There is a clinical trial underway now to determine just how
effective and safe vaping is for
pregnant women.
vaping
QSomuchonsaferthe thanwholesmoking?
is
about the
QWhat
passive vaping?
of
A
Yes. But using e-cigarettes
is not as safe as not using
them and not smoking.
effects
A
Vaping poses no risk to
bystanders but the vapour
clouds, which can be large from
high-powered
devices,
can
inconvenience other people. It
should be up to individual
premises to decide whether they
ll
allow
vaping on site or not.
but try
it you?ll
A
Britain are
vapers
It cuts
chances of
illness by
95%
Vaping is a nicotine-based
A
alternative to smoking. Most
users puff on a battery-powered
QIs vaping safe for mums-to-be?
you don?t smoke
QIfvaping,
how likely is
become a smoker?
2.9m
people in
vaping?
reduced by at least 95 per cent,
in comparison to the risks faced
by regular smokers.
50%
of smokers
use vapes
to quit
...BUT
IS IT
SAFE?
The chances are very low
indeed. E-cigarettes satisfy
smokers
who
are
already
primed for nicotine use but it is
extremely rare for a non-smoker
to become a daily vaper.
Nicotine is highly addictive in
cigarettes where it is mixed with
other chemicals.
But on its own, for instance,
in nicotine chewing gum, or
in e-cigarettes, it does not
appeal to people who do
not already smoke.
And while it is true that
young
people
are
experimenting with vaping,
the prevalence of smoking
overall and in young people
in
particular,
has
been
declining faster than ever.
do tobacco
QWhy
make e-cigarettes?
companies
do I find
Q How
e-cigarette for me?
the
A
It seems to be a smart move
by the tobacco companies to
ensure they still make money
when smoking becomes a thing
of the past. But they joined the
trend late and their products
are not very popular among
vapers in the UK. Most people
who
successfully
switch
to
vaping in the UK use refillable
e-cigarettes that are produced
by independent manufacturers.
best
A
I?d recommend finding a
vape shop where you can try
e-cigarettes before you buy one.
Some can be fiddly to use.
If you are a heavy smoker,
refillable e-cigarettes are likely
to work better for you, they also
allow you to change the strength
and flavour of the e-liquid
until you find something that
works for you.
they
Q Are
prescription?
available
on
A
No manufacturer has so far
obtained a medicinal licence
in Britain. It is a long and
difficult process.
To me personally, it does not
seem
necessary
to
have
a
licensed
product.
Smokers
seem happy to buy their own
e-cigarettes
the
way
they
purchase their own cigarettes.
The only advantage would be
in
reassuring
smokers
that
vaping is a good option.
QHow are e-cigarettes regulated?
A
They are, like anything else
you buy, subject to consumer
protection regulation.
They are also subject to a
strict European regulation called
the Tobacco Products Directive,
which sees manufacturers limit
the nicotine content and size
of each device. It submits
e-cigarettes to much stricter
regulation than cigarettes.
c.earle@the-sun.co.uk
1GM
United in
Munich
tributes
11
Pictures: SOLID & STRIPED
Psalm . . . Sir Alex
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
By RUTH WARRANDER
SIR Alex Ferguson led
tributes to the Busby
Babes yesterday on the
60th anniversary of the
Munich air disaster.
Eight of the brilliant
Man United team?s players were among 23 killed
after their plane slewed
off a snowbound runway.
At
Old
Trafford,
ex-manager Sir Alex read
a
psalm
to
4,500
fans. Current boss Jose
Mourinho laid a wreath.
The 1958 team was
nicknamed
the
Busby
Babes after manager Sir
Matt Busby, who survived.
Fellow survivors and
United legends Sir Bobby
Charlton, 80, and Harry
Gregg, 85, also attended
the ceremony.
Victoria?s
Seacrets!
Football remembers ? SunSport
Hunt doc
dock vow
By HANNAH HOPE, Senior Bizarre Reporter
HEALTH Secretary Jeremy Hunt is reviewing
the use of gross negligence manslaughter charges against medics.
Doctors are furious that
a
colleague
convicted
over the death of a boy
was struck off last month
because
poor
working
conditions were ignored.
Mr
Hunt
said
the
review
will
consider
?clarity? between negligence and human error.
LOOKS like the Secrets are out as a parade of Victoria?s
Secret models swap lingerie for swimwear at the beach.
Josephine Skriver, 24, left, and Elsa Hosk, 29, and Carolyn
Murphy, 43, both above, took part in the shoot.
The trio led the toned pack of 13 models for the US label?s
Solid & Striped campaign. Seems it all went swimmingly.
100 years
100 women
DAME JULIE WALTERS
(Actress, 1950-)
The Bafta winner is one
of Britain?s best-loved
screen stars, with film
roles in Calendar Girls,
Educating Rita and
Mamma Mia. On TV,
she is best known for
her long collaboration
with Victoria Wood.
Bitcoin in
?suicides?
SUICIDE fears have been
raised for investors in
digital currency Bitcoin
after its value plummeted.
The digital currency hit
�000 a coin last night ?
down 65 per cent from its
�,000 December peak.
Some people maxed out
credit cards to buy in.
A suicide thread on a
Bitcoin forum had 3,000
comments. One post read:
?I need help. I don?t
know what to do.?
?�0K MARRIAGE SCAM?
DUPERMARKET
By DAN SALES
TWO
Sainsbury?s
workers
bagged
�0,000 through
sham marriages, a
court
heard
yesterday.
Court . . . Khan, Jurgita
Ayaz
Khan,
32, and Jurgita
Pavlovskyte,
25, allegedly
set
up
mainly Lith-
Sainsbury?s workers?
sham wedding factory
uanian women allowed to
live in Britain with at least
13 men, most from Pakistan.
The pair, a married couple
who are now separated, forged
Sainsbury?s job offers to bolster
residency applications, the Old
Bailey was told.
Khan and Pavlovskyte claim
the marriages were genuine. Yet
just two of the 13 couples wed
between 2011 and 2014 are still
together.
Prosecutor Tom Forster told
jurors Khan?s bank accounts
showed
payments
totalling
�7,000, with another �8,000
in Pavlovskyte?s bank account.
Khan, of Ilford, East London,
and Pavlovskyte, of Barking,
deny charges including consiracy
to assist unlawful immigration
and acquiring criminal property.
Two others deny conspiracy.
Four more deny assisting unlawful
immigration.
The
trial
continues.
dan.sales@the-sun.co.uk
12 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
2GM
RED TUESDAY
Pensions and savings hit as FTSE shares plunge
HOW FTSE LOST �BN IN A DAY
Previous close 7,334.98
7,141.40
Tuesday 10.00 AM 12.00 AM 2.00 PM 4.00 PM
By TRACEY BOLES, Business Editor
WHAT 10% drop is 20% drop
THEY a correction is a crash
MORE than �billion was
wiped off FTSE100 shares MEAN
yesterday, hitting pensions biggest since the 2016 Brexit vote.
It leaves the FTSE near its level 12
and ISA savings.
months ago, erasing all of 2017?s gains.
The index closed down more
than 193 points to 7,141.40 ? a 2.6
per cent daily slump that was the
We?re missing
Tiggy-Winkle
5in0nu%
mbers
RURAL hedgehog numbers have
halved since 2000, a report shows.
Urban figures for the creature ?
famed as Beatrix Potter?s Mrs Tiggy-Winkle ? are down by a third.
Farms with fewer hedges, bigger
fields that cut habitats and pesticides that reduce prey are blamed.
Campaigners urged people to put
out wet pet food and make fence
holes so they can switch gardens.
The 36.5million in 1955 fell to
1995?s 1.5million and 750,000 now.
Fall
in rural areas
since 2000
The FTSE is now eight per cent
below January?s record high, short of
the ten per cent deemed a correction
and the 20 per cent for a crash. It
follows Wall Street falls sparked by
fears of US anti-inflation rate hikes.
The US Vix Index of stock market
fear hit 50 yesterday, a 2�-year high.
After the day?s high volatility, analyst
Connor Campbell, of UK bets firm
Spreadex, said: ?The Bank of England
could allay fears of rising rates with a
more dovish statement than forecast.?
tracey.boles@thesun.co.uk
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in 1955
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E
hedgehogs
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Sex ban
Sirs rise
THE number of teachers
banned for sexual misconduct has doubled in
four years, with most
cases linked to WhatsApp
and social media.
A Sun investigation of
Department for Education
documents found 48 were
barred in 2017 compared
to 23 in 2013.
Cases involving social
media rocketed from 18
to 41.
Laura Higgins, of UK
Safer
Internet
Centre,
said: ?It?s hard to make a
valid
reason
why
a
teacher would contact a
pupil on social media.
?We urge teachers to
use only work accounts if
they contact a student
outside school hours.?
Split doc
in suicide
A HEARTBROKEN doctor
killed himself with a
toxic dose of drugs after
his wife filed for divorce,
an inquest heard.
George Eapen, 41, had
sought
counselling
to
deal with mood swings
that were harming the
relationship.
But the �,000-a-year
hospital
anaesthetist
realised his relationship
with GP wife Amy could
not be salvaged.
The doctor drove to a
beauty spot and ended
his life.
Mr Eapen, of Sheffield,
had also been hurt when
his first marriage ended
within a year, Chesterfield
coroner?s
court
heard. Verdict: Suicide
Jane
LIAM ACT FLOORED
FORMER One Direction
star Liam Payne is
reportedly attempting to
lose his squeaky-clean,
boyband image by
adopting a more ?urban?
look of tattoos, bling and
crotch-grabbing.
Bless him.
I was in the audience
when he performed live
at The X Factor in
October, gyrating, er,
sexily, as he warbled
about clothes being on
his bedroom floor.
Perhaps it?s my age,
but all I could think was,
?Well pick them up, you
mucky pup, or you won?t
be getting any tea.?
JACK WHITEHALL
says he failed an
audition to be cast as
Harry Potter because he
hadn?t bothered to even
read the book.
A salutary lesson for all
job-seekers.
There?s no such thing
as luck: It?s preparation
meets opportunity.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
Moore
@janeM
PHONEY FACE
WOMEN are reportedly shunning
expensive facelifts in favour
of using looks-enhancing phone
filters instead.
All well and good for a solely
online romance, but when you
eventually meet that special someone face to face, do they have to be
equipped with special glasses?
jane.moore@the-sun.co.uk
CHLOE MADELEY
says she had to
wait a year before her
rugby-player boyfriend
James Haskell told her:
?I love you.?
Mildly disconcerting
perhaps, but such early
reluctance proves that
when he eventually spits
it out, he really means it.
Gender equality?
There?s still a ton
of progress to be
made 100 years on
THE
sultry
thespian
Gillian Anderson has
declared herself to be
?intersectional.?
Nope, me neither.
For those in blissful
ignorance, an academic
might explain it as the
theory that all strands
of humanity ? such as
race, class and sexual
orientation ? are so interlinked
as
to
be
inseparable.
Ms
Anderson,
49,
adds: ?I could be in a
relationship
with
a
woman next year.?
How reassuring for
her current beau, the
very male screenwriter
Peter Morgan.
Still, it?s one way to
keep him on his toes, I
suppose.
Gillian loves
inter-views
WHEN women got the vote, it was a
blindingly obvious and long overdue
step forward on the path to gender
equality.
13
that women can do a job just as well as
men dictates ? feeling the pressure to
return to work as soon as possible and
prove that point.
And so we enter the glorious phase of
never-ending guilt.
But, 100 years on, has all the ?progress?
Guilt that we want to leave work at
since then been wholly positive?
6pm to be back for bath time, and guilt
In my view, not entirely. For me, equality that, while we?re toiling away at the pit
means equal pay and equal respect for face of whatever job we do, we?re missing
our role in the workplace and society as little Johnny?s inconveniently timed, mida whole.
morning gym display.
What it doesn?t mean is praying at the
Consequently, ?progress? has seen far
altar of the kind of rampant, virtue- too many women struggling with the
signalling ?feminism? that this week led
intolerable pressure of trying to compete
Canadian
Prime
Minister
Justin
with the workplace presenteeism so
Trudeau to suggest a female queseasily practised by men while simultioner should have substituted the
taneously juggling our visceral desire
word ?mankind? with ?peoplekind.?
to share more than a few snatched
When the pendulum swings to
moments with our children.
?plain daft? in this way, it allows
Don?t get me wrong. Employers?
detractors to paint the equality
attitudes towards working mothers
cause as a basket case and serihave come on in leaps and
ously undermines the real issues
bounds since I had my first
women the world over still face
daughter 25 years ago.
in getting their voices heard.
But a report published this
Nor
does
?equality?
mean
week shows mothers are still
wilfully ignoring the obvious
being hit by a ?pay penalty? if
differences between the sexes.
they work in part-time jobs
Having just returned from a
because they don?t benefit from the
fortnight
in
the
Galapagos
rises
associated
with
more
Islands,
Mother
Nature
has
experience.
reminded me that, with a few
A spokesman (sorry again,
notable exceptions, the female
Justin) for the Fawcett Society,
of the species is the nurturer
which campaigns for women?s
rights, says: ?Employers should offer
while the male provides.
all roles, including more senior
This isn?t a social construct. It?s
ones, as flexible working unless
a biological fact.
RIGHTS
there is a good business case
So, while modern women have,
FIGHT . . .
not to, and create more senior
quite rightly, attained equality
suffragette
part-time roles.?
in the workplace, that hardHear hear. In my other job as a
won status isn?t without its
panellist on Loose Women, the
obvious downsides.
Head of ITV Daytime post has just
The most notable one being that
been filled by two vastly experienced
our workplace equality still falls off
women (both mothers) doing a job
a cliff at around the age of 29.
Why? Because men and women share. However, in the wider world of
are different, in that we have a womb employment, this remains a glorious
exception.
and they don?t.
As I have said many times before, the
So, if mankind (sorry Justin) is to lack
of women in senior roles in this
survive, we need to be encouraged to country isn?t necessarily because we
keep on having babies.
haven?t been considered.
And much as some people like to
It?s because we can?t find a way to
pretend otherwise, they don?t arrive via juggle the long hours with motherhood
Amazon drone on a Tuesday before life and choose not to apply.
returns to normal on a Wednesday.
So the sooner this blatant difference
It places an enormous physical burden between the sexes is recognised by
on our bodies. Not to mention the all companies and accommodated, then
mental
strain
of
being
the real progress will have been made in
?nurturing? gender yet ? as gender equality rather than ?personkind?
the hard-won expectation lip service.
PLANE IN
THE NECK
A NEW study declares
that more than 600,000
travellers have felt
?parent-shamed? or been
made to feel inadequate
when flying with their
children.
Around 250,000 said
they had actively
avoided flying because of
other passengers?
disapproving attitudes
towards them.
Having just completed
a long flight from
Ecuador, I confess to
feeling slightly wearied
by the sight of a toddler
being settled in to the
seat behind me but, to
his mother?s credit, I
barely heard a peep for
the duration.
More irritating by far
was the man in front of
me who fell asleep on
take-off and spent the
entire flight emitting a
sound more in keeping
with that of a wounded
rhino.
PRICE OF
BLAME
GARY OLDMAN?s ex-wife
Donya Fiorentino has hit
out at the Darkest Hour
star for supposedly
wrecking her life after
winning custody of their
two sons.
Hmmm. The devil is in
the detail which, by
Donya?s own admission,
involves her addiction to
painkillers and cocaine,
resulting in her
overdosing in front of her
six-year-old daughter
Phelix from a previous
relationship.
An experience she
admits her daughter ?
now in her twenties and
who she also lost
custody of ? ?remains
traumatised? by.
?I?m sorry I screwed up
and hurt people,
especially my kids. But I
didn?t do this alone,? says
Donya, now 50 and living
on a houseboat in LA.
Really? Because it
sounds to me like the
only person who wrecked
her life was Donya
herself ? by the choices
she made.
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15
10,000-YEAR-OLD BRIT
Admission . . Patrunjel
UK?s best
dressed
shoplifter
let off jail
By ALEX WEST
Have they
sorted out
Brexit yet?
100 years
100 women
DAME CATHERINE
COOKSON
(Author, 1906-1998)
She wrote almost 100
books and sales top
100million. Her family
sagas were inspired by
her deprived youth in
South Tyneside. She
started writing to help
cope with depression.
Epileptic
court bid
A CHORISTER is suing a
public school for �0,000,
claiming its lack of support during his teenage
epilepsy ruined his career.
Rhys Brown, 23, who
once sang for the Queen,
won a musical scholarship at 13 to Lancing
College in West Sussex.
He developed epilepsy
in 2008 and claims the
school did not help him.
Rhys, of Warwick, was
not able to stay and he
claims a breach of contract led to a ?lifelong
loss of earnings?.
Lancing told the pretrial hearing at Central
London county court that
it was not responsible for
what happened.
BED PUBLICITY
Metal bars fitted on
benches to stop homeless
sleepers are to be axed
after outrage at the council in Bournemouth.
By NICK McDERMOTT
MEET Cheddar Man ? the first modern Brit, who
lived around 10,000 years ago.
His piercing blue eyes and distinctive ?dark to
black? skin have surprised even scientists.
They took bone from Britain?s oldest human skeleton ? found at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, in 1903
? and analysed its DNA to create the reconstruction.
Prof Ian Barnes, research leader at the Natural History Museum, said: ?It?s not just the skin colour
that?s interesting, it?s the combination of features
that make him look unlike anyone you?d see today.?
lThe First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man, Channel 4, February 18
Picture: JONATHAN BRADY / PA
BRITAIN?S
best-dressed
shoplifter
has
been
spared jail for stealing
designer clothes.
Dragos Patrunjel, 23,
gew up in Italy and it
?rubbed off on him? and
he liked to look stylish,
said his defence lawyer.
Cops raided his home
and found �100 of Hugo
Boss gear plus hundreds
of pounds of clothes from
Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin
Klein, Gant and Armani.
He was nabbed stealing
sunglasses
at
Tesco,
where
staff
found
a
detagging device on him.
On Facebook Patrunjel,
of Swindon, wrote: ?The
way a haircut can make
you feel is better than
any therapist.?
Twitter users dubbed
him
?Britain?s
bestdressed thief?. Patrunjel
admitted seven theft charges. Town JPs gave him
150 hours of unpaid work.
LINER?S PLASTIC POLLUTION
CRUISE
SWINE
Fury at P&O confetti waste
We are soiling . . . P&O ship Arcadia and confetti cannon
CRUISE line P&O fired
thousands of plastic
confetti pellets into the
sea in a potential breach
of pollution laws.
They were blasted from
cannons during a party ?
despite a scientist giving
green lectures on board.
P&O initially claimed the
PVC pieces were biodegradable, until repeatedly challenged by The Sun.
Passenger David Markham
and partner Lynne Bachelor
were similarly fobbed off.
David, 70, of Angmering,
West Sussex, said: ?Someone
called my cabin and said they
were
biodegradable.?
But
when he asked onboard scien-
EXCLUSIVE by ANDY CRICK
tist Gloria Barnett, she told
him they were not.
He also rang P&O after his
three-week Caribbean voyage
on �0million vessel Arcadia.
David said: ?A man on the
phone didn?t know plastic in
seas was a problem.? The
Marine Conservation Society?s
Sandy Luk said: ?Laws ban
ships dumping it in the sea.?
After its initial denial, P&O
told The Sun: ?Incorrect confetti was used. It?s unacceptable.? The firm will now ban it.
TV?s Ben Fogle said: ?I was
disappointed P&O used plastic
but pleased at how it reacted.?
Plastic kills more than a
million fish a year in our
seas. andy.crick@the-sun.co.uk
16 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
HAMM
IN MoD
LOANS
BATTLE
T�bn
MoD shortfall
over next
10 years
Stretched . . . file pic of troops in Basra, Iraq
Fears over cuts
TREASURY chiefs want to plug the
defence budget black hole with a loan ?
triggering fears of deep cuts in the future.
It threatens to spark another major Cabinet
row between Chancellor Philip Hammond and
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson.
Mr Williamson wants a rise in spending to fully
equip the cash-strapped Armed Forces. Tory MPs
have backed him and
EXCLUSIVE
threatened a revolt unless
top brass get around by TOM NEWTON DUNN
�illion a year more.
Political Editor
But
instead
of
a
permanent hike, The Sun Williamson has just won
six-month
defence
can reveal the Treasury a
is preparing to offer a review, added: ?Defending
two-year loan until the Brits in a dangerous
next
spending
review world takes more than
just accountancy tricks.
in 2020.
?We need to be on the
The MoD would then
have to repay it by either side of our Armed Forces
troop cuts or flogging so they can protect us
A
sticking
assets such as training properly.
plaster job won?t cut the
grounds or barracks.
mustard.?
Last night Tory MP
The forces have warned
Johnny Mercer, a former
Army officer, said: ?A they face a �billion
loan does not help the shortfall over the next
MoD at all, it just post- ten years.
Without extra cash they
pones the problem.
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ing 14,000 troops.
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place,
when
the
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axed
along
out for a bold, forwith the Navy?s
ward-looking vision
two
amphibious
for defence that is
landing ships.
properly funded?.
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@the-sun.co.uk
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hundreds of migrants in the back of lorries.
Raids involving 350 officers took place on Teesside,
Northumbria, London and Hastings, East Sussex.
It follows a year-long investigation with police in
France, Belgium and Holland.
The National Crime Agency said those smuggled in
were mainly believed to be Iraqi-Kurds paying up to
�,000 each to cross the Channel, with drivers
recruited on Teesside and abroad.
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see when he sits on my shower
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Dogs, cats and even a
pygmy hedgehog almost
disappear because their
colouring matches their
chosen hiding place.
And they are all the
beloved pets of Sun readers.
We asked you to send us
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your invisible pet pictures
after telling yesterday how
couple Matthew Young and
Harley Edmonds often trip
over their dog Marley
because the terrier-cross?s
fur is the same grey
as their shaggy rug.
Harley, of Swinton,
Manchester, said:
?When he?s on it he
is completely camouflaged
and to make matters worse,
the rug is his favourite spot.
?You need to be so
careful. Marley is tiny and
the rug is huge so he could
be anywhere on there.?
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By ROD McPHEE
A TV show accused of
sympathising with the killers of James Bulger has
overshadowed a message
of hope from his mum.
Tragedy . . . hotel
Selfie lad
in 50-foot
death fall
Tomorrow ITV viewers will
see Denise Fergus reveal
previously
unseen
happy
pictures of the tragic toddler.
By RICHARD MORIARTY
A MAN fell 50ft to his
death from the roof of a
luxury hotel while trying
to take a selfie, an
inquest heard.
Police
urged
Amir
Navaratnam, 22, to get
down after staff spotted
his phone?s camera flash.
The former electrician
was visiting his brother
Bradley, who worked at
the �0-a-night Principal Hotel in Manchester.
Amir, of Haslingden,
Lancs, is thought to have
slipped after climbing out
via a fourth-floor window
last February.
He had been drinking
and there were traces of
cannabis and ketamine in
his system, the Manchester inquest heard.
Verdict: misadventure.
100 years
100 women
BARONESS BETTY
BOOTHROYD
(Politician, 1929-)
Our first ? and so far
only ? female Speaker
entered Parliament in
1973 and made history
in 1992 by taking the
vital Commons role,
holding it for eight
years. Now a life peer.
DIM & DIMMER
Working for too long in
a badly lit room damages
our ability to learn, a US
study has warned.
Pictures: ITV
25YRS AFTER BULGER MURDER..
UNSEEN
JAMIE
Happy pictures
revealed in the
ITV programme
In an interview marking the
25th anniversary of his death, she
tells how she wants to cherish
precious memories of her son
and back a charity in his name.
Denise, 50, says: ?What I want
to do is turn something so negative that happened to James into
something positive.?
But her appearance on Jamie
Bulger: A Mother?s Story, follows
a storm over Monday?s Channel
4
documentary
The
Bulger
Killers: Was Justice Done?
The show was slammed for
appearing to have sympathy for
ten-year-old
killers
Jon
Venables and Robert Thompson.
Thompson?s solicitor Dominic
Lloyd told how many years after
the trial a juror said ?we didn?t
have the option to find them
guilty of being two very bewildered and frightened little boys
who made an awful mistake?.
Viewers hit out on Twitter. One
said: ?An awful mistake??!! How
can people defend their actions??
Denise tweeted distancing herself from the Channel 4 show.
James, two, was tortured and
killed in February 1993 after
being kidnapped from a shopping
centre in Bootle, Merseyside.
SYMPATHY
FOR THE DEVILS
Fiends . . . Venables and Thompson
Fury as C4 documentary accused of defending killers
GETTING
A SHADE
BORING
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GEMMA
COLLINS is
even more
desperate to
have a child
after meeting
FERNE
McCANN?s baby Sunday. In
Now, Ferne says: ?When
she came round, she was
tearing up. Seeing Sunday
made her really emotional.
She was like, ?Ferne, she?s so
special.? ? Wonder if the baby
will share the GC?s divaship.
all bedder now
PETER
ANDRE has
sought to set
the record
straight after
quipping in an
interview that
his wife Emily wouldn?t ?go
near him in bed?. In his
column for New, he says:
?I recently said Emily stays
away from me in the
bedroom because I want
another baby. I was clearly
joking. Poor Emily.?
i still take thee
mags
VICKY
PATTISON
has hit back
at claims her
romance with
John Noble is
on the rocks
after they postponed their
wedding. She tells Reveal:
?The reason is simple. We
only had nine months to plan
and it became impossible.
We?ve chosen our venue in
Newcastle. We?re planning a
three-day wedding.?
daly bread
THE final Fifty Shades
film, Freed, is set to be a
bigger Valentine?s flop
than a table for two at a
petrol station.
DAKOTA JOHNSON lit
up the world premiere in
Paris yesterday, right, as
co-star JAMIE DORNAN
attended with his wife
AMELIA WARNER, below.
Fellow guests included
RITA ORA and LIAM
PAYNE, below right.
But bosses, fearing
bad reviews, banned all
other showings ahead of
Friday?s release.
A source said: ?The
film?s stars are so over
these films now and
bosses clearly don?t
have much confidence.?
TESS DALY
may have an
incredible
figure ? but
she claims
she only ever
dieted once.
She tells Fit & Well: ?I was
working as a model in Paris.
Everybody around me was
on a diet. I told myself no
chocolate or white bread
and it was utter misery. The
baguettes were waving at
me. I gave up after a week.?
Elton: I
SIR ELTON JOHN has no shortage
of hats ? and he might need to
pack his most extravagant as he is
on his way to PRINCE HARRY and
MEGHAN MARKLE?s wedding.
The Rocket Man has cancelled two
Las Vegas gigs on the same May
weekend as the royal nuptials, freeing
him up to attend or even perform.
Elton told me last month in New York
that he was keen to be at the ceremony,
to be held at St George?s Chapel at
Windsor Castle, and was just waiting
for the nod from the couple.
He said: ?It will be nice because I
love him very dearly.?
Elton was due to play concerts at The
Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Friday
May 18 and Saturday May 19, but has
quietly cancelled the dates so he can fly
back for the ceremony on the Saturday.
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LYRICS ARE PERRY OUTDATED
SHE might have kissed a girl
and liked it but KATY PERRY
says she isn?t a fan of her
most famous No1.
A decade since the tune
topped charts around the
world, the pop star has
admitted she would rewrite
the lyrics as it had a dated
view of sexuality.
Katy said: ?We?ve really
changed in the past ten
years. Bisexuality wasn?t as
talked about back then, or
any type of fluidity.
?If I had to write that song
again, I probably would make
an edit on it. Lyrically, it has a
couple of stereotypes in it.
?Your mind changes so
much in ten years. What?s
true for you can evolve.? Katy
went on to credit her boobs
for boosting her career,
despite wishing as a child
that she had the figure of a
supermodel.
She said: ?I had enormous
boobs that I didn?t know what
to do with. All I wanted was
to look like KATE MOSS.
?Little did I know that these
things would come in handy.?
Howell Davies and Lucy Jones
JORDAN
NATHAN
TIME FOR
5AM?S
FRESH
START
I?VE scoured the nation high and low, thrown
open the competition on Twitter and whittled
down the talent to one final member.
Now I can reveal the person 5AM and Bizarre
have chosen to replace KIERAN ALLEYNE is
former Brit School pupil BRAD O?NEIL.
Eighties sensation SINITTA and 2016 X
Factor winner MATT TERRY helped me reach
my final verdict during tense auditions
at Bizarre HQ yesterday, left.
5AM?s newest member said: ?I?m absolutely
buzzing. I can?t wait to get working and vibing
with these guys.
?I just want to get going with things. I write
tracks, so hopefully it will
work together.?
Birmingham-born Brad
was one of four finalists
who auditioned for our
competition for a Sun
reader to become a
member of the 2016 X
Factor band, after I
unveiled the special contest last week, far left, top.
He wowed my panel
after performing his own
track in a head-to-head
sing-off against fellow
contestant Mason Ray.
He now joins JORDAN
LEE and NATHAN LEWIS
in the line-up. Fellow X
Factor star Matt said: ?I
feel like it?s a great start with the band.
?Everyone?s going to expect them to go down
the same route they were, so this is a great
opportunity to take it somewhere new.?
So Macho singer Sinitta, above, has even
offered the new trio the use of her home studio
in London to get them back on track.
She said: ?I think the band is really going to
benefit from this. I?ve offered them my studio
in Fulham ? music studio, dance studio, TV
studio. Now they just have to start planning.?
Nathan, also pictured in the original line-up,
far left, said: ?Brad is completely different
from our last member and it gives us the
opportunity to go in a new direction.?
This is a competition prize money could
never buy. Good luck lads.
STORMI
DAY FOR
KYLIE
KYLIE JENNER has
followed in the footsteps of
big sis KIM KARDASHIAN
? by giving her baby a
unique name.
The US reality star
revealed she has chosen
the moniker Stormi for her
first child with rapper
boyfriend TRAVIS SCOTT.
Kylie unveiled the name
while posting a sweet
Instagram snap, above, of
her holding her newborn
girl?s hand for her
102million
followers.
It comes just
two days after
Kylie, inset,
announced that
she had given
birth on February 1.
She wrote: ?Pregnancy
was one I chose not to do
in front of the world. I knew
for myself I needed to
prepare for this role of a
lifetime in the most
positive, stress-free and
healthy way I knew how.?
Stormi is set to grow up
alongside Kim and rapper
KANYE WEST?s kids Saint,
Chicago and North.
They?ll certainly stand
out on the school register.
will Meg big day
SINGER IS KEEN TO SHOW UP
FOR WEDDING OF THE YEAR
The SPICE GIRLS and SAM SMITH have
already volunteered to perform at the
reception ? but Elton definitely has the
best credentials for the job.
A royal source said: ?It makes sense for
Elton to be there on the big day, given his
links with Harry and how he?s been there
for the family over the years.?
The singer was close to Harry?s mum
PRINCESS DIANA and attended the wedding
of PRINCE WILLIAM and the DUCHESS OF
CAMBRIDGE at Westminster Abbey in 2011.
It was the same venue where he famously
sang Candle In The Wind at Diana?s
funeral in 1997. And it will clearly be
another emotional day for Elton when
Harry ties the knot in May.
The singer has told how the prince
confided to him last summer that he was
?in love? with Meghan.
He added: ?We?re working very, very
closely on Aids projects with him. And
both of those boys are very special to me
because of their mother. He?s a good boy.
?His heart is in the right place and all
you want is for people to be happy.?
Elton will certainly be able to fill the
dance floor at the reception.
ROYAL PLAYLIST
1. ER Song
2. Rocket
Ma?am
3. Sacr-heir-fice
4. Don?t Let The
Sun Go Crown
On Me
5. Saturday
Knight?s Alright
bi
bit
RADIO
1?s
Biggest
Weekend festiva
l has
added another
hug
e act
to the bill. NIALL
HORAN
has joined the line
-up
at
Swansea, which
boasts TAYLOR already
and ED SHEERA SWIFT
said: ?Swansea,N. Niall
I am
so looking for
ward to
seeing you.?
?lesbian virginity? l Jorja Smith and London Grammar will play Bestival l Jake Bugg to perform at
l Noah Cyrus releases single We Are . . . with Mo l Netflix wins bidding war for comedy The Politician
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2GM
THINGS WE MISS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Muddy pitches
By TONY PARSONS
Guilty . . . Eckersley
Divorce
row wife
harassed
by email
By LAUREN VEEVERS
A BOSS who tried to cut
�0,000 divorce costs by
emailing his wife with
questions was convicted
of harassing her.
Matthew Eckersley had
been told by his ex Zoe,
44, that everything should
go through solicitors.
She told JPs he ?bombarded? her with trivial
requests such as: ?Please
can you take a picture of
gas and electric meters.?
Managing director Eckersley,
45,
who
had
moved
out
of
their
�0,000 home in Knutsford, Cheshire, argued it
was ?ridiculous? to keep
lining solicitors? pockets.
He denied harassment
but was found guilty at
the court in Stockport.
The dad of two was
fined �0 plus �5
costs. He was also hit
with
an
18-month
restraining order.
Craving
mad fad
BOILED eggs with horseradish and garlic mushroom dipped in custard
are among the strange
foods craved by pregnant
women, a survey shows.
It found 67 per cent
developed cravings they
did not have before.
Among the most common, for one in three,
was sucking on ice cubes.
But
researchers
for
Pregnacare
supplements
also noted a rise in
cravings for sweets and
junk food compared with
previous generations.
Nutritionist
Yvonne
Bishop-Weston said: ?In
days gone by there was
less
fast
junk
food
around to lure us in.?
Chore is
groan up
GOING to the rubbish
tip, doing your washing
and paying utility bills
are signs you are all
grown up, says a survey.
So are keeping a clean
house, no longer buying
the cheapest plonk and
getting excited by buying
a dishwasher.
Budgeting, owning a
vacuum
cleaner
and
doing a weekly food shop
are also in the list
compiled for Endsleigh
Insurance Services.
It found people feel
like adults at 25. They
can then greet others
with a handshake, buy a
Sunday newspaper, take
up gardening or spend a
weekend ?pottering?.
IT?S A BEACH HIT
A run-down beach hut
sold for �5,000 just 24
hours after going on the
market in posh Christchurch, Dorset.
I MISS muddy football pitches. I miss those
glorious, blood-pumping years when the great
football grounds all resembled a ploughed field.
Not the under-soil heated, snooker-table
pitches of today, where pampered millionaires fall
over at the first rumour of physical contact.
And although it was mostly mud, there were
seasonal variations. The football pitches I loved
were the ones when you could see the weather ?
puddles, snow and ice and more mud than the
first day of the Somme. And sometimes, by
spring, baked brown like the Gobi Desert.
There was something exciting about football
pitches that changed with
the seasons and the footballers who graced them.
Hard men like Peter
Storey, Billy Bremner, and
Tommy Smith ? and artists like George Best,
Rodney Marsh and Tony
Woodcock, pictured ?
seemed to be from a
world I recognised.
Because the pitches
these heroes played on
were not so different
to the ploughed fields
where I played at school,
or the park pitches I
played on at weekends.
Clothes browsing
By JOELY CHILCOTT
WANDERING around the local shopping centre
with friends, clothes hangers digging into my
hand while piling up options for a Saturday
night . . . that?s what I miss ? the art of browsing.
Nowadays, I rarely dedicate any time to proper,
uninterrupted, waste-the-day-away shopping.
With such a huge variety of dresses, shoes or
bags a button click away, I end up ordering outfits
in a last-minute panic online rather than weighing
up options on a weekend shopping trip.
Sure, we all still browse but in digital form.
Give me 45 minutes on asos.com and I will
have navigated my way through 587 pages of
summer dresses,
but it?s lonely and
confusing.
I can?t gossip with
mates and try on
silly looks in the
fitting room on boohoo.com.
Don?t get me
wrong, online shopping
is
a
godsend and I
thank the fashion
lords for next-day
delivery, but browsing today has a new
meaning, and I prefer the old one.
Ahh,
that
techs
me
back..
DO you pine for the days of
smelly phone boxes, clunky
cassette players and handwritten
letters? If so, you?re not alone.
While the rise of technology has
ushered in an age of instant
convenience, it seems that we
are nostalgic for the slower
pre-digital days.
A survey shows the three things
people miss most are making
music mix tapes, putting photos
in albums and recording TV shows
on VHS video tapes.
Here, six Sun columnists tell
EMMA PIETRAS and GRANT
ROLLINGS what they would bring
back from the digital grave.
Teeny mags
By KARREN BRADY
I MISS all of the teenage magazines that I bought
when I was growing up. I really liked Smash Hits,
Jackie, pictured, and Bunty. I would look forward
to getting them through the letterbox but now
news comes and goes in an instant.
I also have a fondness for old AA maps,
because I think sat-navs are dangerous.
You don?t really know where you are going and
end up in places you don?t expect to be.
When the technology stops working, you are in
real trouble. When the sat-nav has given up, I
wished I had the old maps in my boot.
Overall I am not convinced that all of this
electronic gadgetry
has made great
improvements
to
our lives.
When I get out my
paper diary these
days people look at
me strangely and
call me old-fashioned. So I would
also like to bring
back the Filofax,
because it reminds
me of a simpler time
where I would write
down the things I
had been doing.
Writing letters
By LORRAINE KELLY
IT?S a real shame that hardly anyone writes letters
or sends postcards any more.
I know you can ping off an email or do a Skype
or WhatsApp chat, but there?s a sense of permanence about the written word that makes it much
more special than an electronic message.
When I was growing up, I had pen pals in
Germany and Russia, and still have their letters.
I?ve also kept all the cards and letters my late
grandmother sent me when she went off on her
travels. Seeing her handwriting brings back
memories in a way a text or email never could.
Technology has not always had a positive effect
on how we communicate. One of my
pet hates is seeing
couples or families
in restaurants all
with their heads
buried
in
their
phones, not talking
to one another.
They are basically
saying a stranger
on Twitter or Instagram is more interesting than the
human being sitting
in front of them, and
that?s very sad.
Pirate videos
Porn mags
By JAMIE EAST
By ROD LIDDLE
THE thing I miss most is pirate video. Sure, every
single film is now available at the click of a mouse,
but the rigmarole of torrenting the latest hit simply
doesn?t have the same frisson as bunking off
school one miserable Wednesday because Chris
Radford from fifth form?s dad has a knackered
copy of A Nightmare On Elm Street AND Rambo:
First Blood Part II, pictured, on VHS.
The illicit thrill of around 19 kids crammed into a
tiny bedroom and absolutely terrified of Freddy
Krueger beat rugby with Mr Musson hands down.
Another thing that I miss is massively of its era,
but one of my fondest memories of childhood
was nipping out of school
at lunchtime and, on
the way back from the
chippy,
buying
a
single cigarette for 10p
(match included) from
the
local
shop
in
Allestree, Derby.
The brand was a lucky
dip ? one day it was JPS,
the next it was Peter
Stuyvesant ? but when
you were 13 you were
about as picky with the
actual
fag
as
the
newsagent was with her
age verification.
NOT FORGOTTEN
HERE are the top 25 things the public would love to
see return, as revealed by the British Airways poll.
1. Making mix tapes.
2. Putting photos in albums.
3. Recording TV on VHS.
4. Having printed photos
around the house.
5. The excitement of having
photos developed before
you could see them.
6. Handwritten letters.
7. Sending love letters.
8. Sending postcards.
9. Having pen friends.
10. Buying CDs.
11. Using public telephones.
12. Using a telephone
directory.
13. Portable CD players.
14. Going into the travel
agent to research a holiday.
15. Buying disposable
cameras.
16. Using a hard copy of
Yellow Pages.
17. Playing traditional board
games.
18. Owning an encyclopedia.
19. Calling directory inquiries.
20. Selling old stuff at car
boot sales.
21. Memorising phone
numbers.
22. Handwritten school work.
23. Ringing the speaking
clock.
24. Trying on shoes in a
High Street shop.
25. Dialling 1471 to see who
last called.
WE?VE lost many things as a consequence of the
digital age, but none saddens me as much as the
end of honest, decent, British pornography.
Remember the magazines? Club International
and Razzle, pictured, were two which spring to
mind. They had photos of nice British girls with all
their clothes off and their legs behind their ears.
You could hide the mag in the middle of the
Financial Times when you were on the Tube. And
people assumed you were breathing a bit heavily
because you?d just read about a really sharp fall
in the Dow Jones. And there were interesting
pornographic stories ? many of them written by
Tony Blair?s mate,
Alastair Campbell,
incidentally.
Nowadays everything is online. And
it?s not nice British
girls but really weird
Russian lasses doing
even weirder stuff.
If you watch it at
work
you
get
sacked. And if you
watch it at home the
wife goes through
your
browser
memory and kicks
your head in.
1GM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
KNIFE FIEND JAILED FOR LIFE
Winter scourge . . . flu
Flu jabs
blame in
outbreak
Statement . . mum outside court
By ANDY CRICK, LAUREN
VEEVERS and PAUL SIMS
A STALKER who butchered his ex-girlfriend
was jailed for life
yesterday ? after cops
from two forces blew
five chances to curb
his reign of terror.
By NICK McDERMOTT
PEOPLE were given inferior flu jabs ahead of this
winter?s deadly outbreak,
health bosses admit.
Chiefs
in
parts
of
England told GPs to use
a cheaper jab against
three strains rather than
a pricier one for four.
The bug not covered by
the cheaper vaccine has
been the most prevalent.
Pushing the cut-price
jab may have fuelled
hospital flu admissions, a
senior medic told the
Health Service Journal.
At least 193 flu victims
in England have died in
the past three months.
Nick Scriven, of the
Society of Acute Medicine, said: ?This year?s
approach has proved to
be less than optimal.?
100 years
100 women
HANNAH HAUXWELL
(Farmer, 1926-2018)
Hannah ran her 80-acre
Co Durham farm alone.
With no electricity or
running water, she got
by on �0 a year. She
was the subject of ITV
documentary Too Long
A Winter in 1972 and
died last month at 91.
BURN BODY RIDDLE
Police are investigating
a
man?s
burnt
body
found outside a house in
Eastbourne, East Sussex.
Dumped Joshua Stimpson
ambushed
Molly
McLaren,
23,
with
a
kitchen knife in a shopping centre car park.
MURDERER
Stalker Joshua Stimpson after his arrest
VICTIM
Molly and beast before split
COPS WARNED
ABOUT
MOLLY
KILLER
Two forces failed to stop crazed ex
The warehouse worker, 25,
stabbed the Kent University
student ? who he met on
Tinder ? more than 75 times
in her Citroen C2.
Frightened Molly had twice
told Kent Police he was stalking her. Officers spoke to him
twice but left him free.
Stimpson
had
previously
been reported three times
to Staffordshire Police by
another ex who he pestered
and threatened to drown.
Molly?s
shattered
family
called for greater awareness
of the dangers of stalking
after the murderer was jailed
for a minimum of 26 years.
Mum Joanne, 58, said in a
statement outside Maidstone
crown court: ?We are serving
a lifetime of pain, anguish
and loss.?
Stimpson,
of
Rochester,
admitted diminished responsibility manslaughter over his
knife frenzy in Chatham after
he followed Molly to her gym.
He denied murder but was
convicted by a jury. Both
police forces are now
being investigated.
Alexandra
Dale,
24, of Newcastleunder-Lyme, who
Stimpson
previously
stalked,
branded him a
?twisted f*** who
made
my
life
hell?.
He was led
from the dock
to
applause
and a shout of:
?Go on, you
b*****d.?
andy.crick@
the-sun.co.uk
Previous ex . . . Alexandra
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
NEW CAREER FOR ACE?
?
Hanged . . . Daniel
Help call
for pupils
stressed
by exams
By PAUL SIMS
A MUM whose son killed
himself
after
suffering
exam stress has called
for all schools to have a
counsellor on staff.
A-grade student Daniel
Long,
15,
was
found
hanged in his bedroom
in February 2017 and
died two days later.
Mum Emma Oliver, 43,
said
her
son
studied
?constantly? as he felt he
would
not
remember
what he had been taught.
She said: ?He wouldn?t
eat or go out with his
friends. Whenever I tried
to speak to him about it,
to reassure him, he?d just
say I didn?t understand.
?He took his life all
over exams, but actually
is it worth it??
Calling for counsellors
in schools, Emma, from
Leeds, added: ?I know
schools are big places
and one probably isn?t
enough, but it?s a start.?
WAZZA IS A
TV DAZZLA
Roo wows fans as pundit
WAYNE Rooney played a
blinder on his debut as a
Sky Sports pundit.
This is the
closest Carra
has ever got
to me
Gags . . . Wayne and Jamie
The England top scorer made
his TV debut on Monday Night
Football for Watford?s 4-1 win
over Chelsea.
He poked fun at fellow pundit
Jamie Carragher, a former Liverpool
defender, when he said: ?It?s great to
be here. It?s probably the closest
Carra has ever got to me.? And when
LIKE
EXCLUSIVE by ANDY HALLS, TV Editor
Jamie asked Wayne to compare Man
United?s 2009 front three of himself,
Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez to
the current Liverpool strike force, he
joked: ?The difference we had is
Premier League winners? medals.?
A TV insider compared Everton
player Wayne, 32, to Match of the Day
host Gary Lineker and said: ?He was
a breath of fresh air.?
andy.halls@the-sun.co.uk
Debut . . . Roo on telly
HAIRO FOR
THE REDS!
FANS praised Rooney?s performance but mocked his gingerlooking barnet.
The ace has had at least one
hair transplant, and a viewer
asked on social media: ?Who was
the donor, Mick Hucknall??
Others suggested Basil Brush
and
BBC
politics
presenter
Andrew Neil, while another added:
?Looks like Rooney painted his
hair on tonight.?
A PLAYER!
100 years
100 women
ERIN PIZZEY
(Activist, 1939-)
Pioneered in 1971 the
first domestic violence
shelter, now known as
Refuge, as a means for
women to escape
abuse.
Became
a
controversial figure for
arguing women can be
just as abusive as men.
Supporter . . . Madonna and son
Bug hits
Olympics
NEARLY 1,000 soldiers
have had to be drafted in
for the Winter Olympics
after the norovirus broke
out among 1,200 security
guards.
Staff were confined to
their rooms as the vomiting bug, which can be
fatal among the elderly
and vulnerable, struck in
South Korea.
Last night 32 cases
were confirmed and the
patients were in quarantine after treatment.
It threw preparations
for the Games, opening
in PyeongChang on Friday, into chaos and 900
military personnel had to
take over the security
duties.
MADONNA?S son David Banda looks
like he?s Hung Up in the air as he
stars in a Benfica youth team game.
The singer has been documenting
her 12-year-old lad?s progress on
Instagram since moving to Portugal
last year to help his football career.
She captioned one snap of David:
?Run like there?s no tomorrow.?
On me head son
. . . David jumps
higher than rivals
SAUCE OF CHANGE
Cooking sauce sales fell
�million last year as
people
switched
to
making Thai and Indian
dishes from scratch.
25
Madge of the day . . . in team kit
26 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
ASPIRIN
MENDS
FELLAS?
DROOP
1 pill boosts stiffy
EXCLUSIVE by NICK McDERMOTT, Health Editor
FELLAS with impotence can be cured
by humble aspirin.
Scientists found one pill a day boosted
stiffies in chaps with erectile disfunction
caused by poor circulation.
Sufferers were given the painkiller in a study of
184 men aged 18 to 77.
Their average ?stiffy
score? soared from 14.1
on a 30-point scale to
21.3 after being treated.
Seven in ten were
too
limp
to
have
successful
intercourse
at the start of the trial
but at the end the
figure had plummeted
to two in ten.
Blood flow . . . painkiller
Aspirin
thins
the
blood enabling it to
flow more easily to areas where it is needed. Dr
Zeki Bayraktar, who led the research in Istanbul,
Turkey, said: ?Aspirin may be a new treatment
option in patients with vascular-related erectile
dysfunction.?
Bristol urologist Prof Raj Persad agreed. He said
the painkiller could prove an ?impressive and
cheap alternative to other impotence therapies?.
1GM
Dad?s 38
weapons
stuffed in
hols case
Just 18in?
Corset is!
By ALEX WEST
A DAD tried to smuggle
38 weapons back from
holiday in his suitcase.
Ryan Sullivan, 24, had
knuckle
dusters,
nunchucks and stun guns.
His haul also included
CS gas canisters, pepper
sprays, metal batons and
a butterfly knife.
Sullivan,
who
was
returning from Bulgaria
with his girlfriend and
two kids, told Cardiff
Airport
security
they
were ?holiday souvenirs?.
Jonathan
Lewis,
defending, said: ?He was
ignorant
of
just
how
serious a position he was
putting himself in.?
Self-employed Sullivan,
of Cardiff, admitted possessing
the
prohibited
weapons at the city?s
crown court. He got four
years? jail.
Xmas gift
stop rap
AN ex-soldier who pulled
over in an empty bus
lane to give a homeless
man clothes and food on
Christmas Day has been
fined �.
Charity
worker
Lee
Williamson, 43, stopped
for just five minutes.
He said after Leicester
city council snubbed his
appeal against a ticket:
?I?m disgusted. It was a
charitable gesture. There
was no one around.?
Mayor Peter Soulsby
said: ?It was dangerous.
Safe, legal parking was
available within metres.?
By JAMES BEAL
A MUM of three shows off her
18-inch waist ? maintained by wearing a corset 23 hours a day.
Chef Diana Ringo, 39, only takes it
off to shower or work out but admits
husband Brett, 33, has ?concerns?.
Diana, from San Diego, California,
said: ?I can breathe properly. I just
can?t take tremendous full breaths.?
1GM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
AD AXED AFTER 1 COMPLAINT
T
Surgery . . . Rogberg
Op ends
Tesco 3
fraud trial
By TRACEY BOLES
THE trial of three Tesco
execs accused of cooking
the books ended when
one had a heart attack.
The jury at Southwark
crown court was dismissed as Carl Rogberg,
51, needs to have surgery.
He, Chris Bush, 51, and
John Scouler, 49, were
accused of failing to correct inaccurately recorded
income figures at Tesco.
Fraud Office officials
will decide if the case,
which began in September, should go to retrial.
FIRE SAIL
Vanguard ? a river boat
that saved 600 soldiers at
Dunkirk ? has been rescued from becoming firewood in Burnham, Essex.
SNOW CAKES
Flake, set &
match . . ad
By EMMA JAMES
AN ad showing a
tennis player holding
a tea cake near her
bottom was banned
after one complaint.
The Advertising Standards
Authority
said
the
Tunnock?s
poster
?objectified women?.
But MP Philip Davies
said: ?The ASA have been
hijacked
by
left-wing
politically correct morons.?
Tennis coach Luiz Perez,
32, said: ?It?s not offensive in
any way.?
The ad was on a billboard
targeting
tennis
fans in Glasgow
when Andy Murray played Roger
Federer
last
November.
But
J N
SN WFLAKE
THIS ad reinforces stereotypes about women?s
love of chocolate.
The tea cake was put
there by an entitled
member of the patriarchy. I?m glad the ASA
received my complaint.
the ASA ruled it was ?likely
to cause serious offence?.
A Tunnock?s spokesman
said: ?We did not intend to
offend.? The Sun
has
launched
a
campaign exposing
snowflake softies.
emma.james
@the-sun.co.uk
27
28 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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1HR CHAT C4 DOCO 24 HOURS IN POLL
BOOST ON
DEMENTIA
DEMENTIA patients? quality of life would
be boosted by an hour of social
interaction a week, a trial suggests.
Sufferers in care homes get an average of
just two minutes a day.
Raising that ? and getting staff to chat to them
about their interests and care ? also lowers agitation
and aggression and saves cash, experts say. King?s
College London, Exeter
University
and
Oxford By BRANDON MALINSKY
NHS Trust tested their
approach on 800 patients used to treat Alzheimer?s,
another study suggests.
in 69 homes.
Zapping cells that conExeter?s
Prof
Clive
Ballard
said:
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recall,
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epileptic fits and
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ease.
at 28,000 homes.
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brain
shocks could be Care . . . elderly sky@the-sun.co.uk
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++PLUS++ Dear Deidre ? Page 34 l Letters &
Mystic Meg ? Page 39 l Puzzles ? Page 41
AIRBNB?S
BANISHED
BY IBIZA
IBIZA has banned Airbnb
online tourist rental sites.
and
other
The crackdown came after claims holidaymakers were taking accommodation normally
reserved for locals who were then forced to sleep
in cars or crowded flats.
The Spanish island resort brought in fines of up to
�5,000 for homeowners letting to visitors.
But they continued to be listed on Airbnb and
similar sites which have
By VERONICA LORRAINE
now been banned.
Vicente Torres, councilresidents,
not tourists. We
lor for tourism in Ibiza
town, said: ?We cannot have to address the houscontinue to have short- ing crisis that this is creages of doctors, teachers ating.? Ibiza is the eighth
most expensive
and
tourism
tourist spot in
workers because
the world, says
home
owners
travel company
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forms
operate
visitor
needs
illegally.
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HARD-hitting documentary 24 Hours
In Police Custody is back. The fly-onthe-wall Channel 4 programme uses
80 cameras rigged up in Luton police
station in Bedfordshire to catalogue
a day?s dramas as they unfold.
And in an episode with a twist at
the end worthy of cop drama Line Of
Duty, astounded detectives discover
their wanted man is one of their own.
Here we recount how the case
developed, step by step.
A
MAN
walks
into
Luton
police
station clutching an envelope that he has
just found left on his car windscreen.
Inside it are pictures of him walking
from a motorhome, with a typed note
demanding �000 or his loved ones will be
told he has visited a prostitute.
The note, signed ?Light Justice?, says: ?You
have made an error in judgement. A massive
error in judgement. The next step is for you
to decide.
?On Thursday 16 March between 12.05 and
12.12 you used the services of a prostitute in
Sedgewick Road, Luton. We?re sure that you
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the copies of the website provide quite
damning proof of your actions that day. Do
you really want the people closest to you to
know about this?
?You made a bad decision and put your
perversions above your family. You will pay
�000 today.?
But after the police set about trying to
find the blackmailer, what they discover will
shock them ? for it turns out to be one of
their colleagues, Detective Constable Gareth
Suffling.
The dramatic footage in 24 Hours In
Police Custody includes the blackmail
victim, a married man, nervously telling an
officer: ?I went online and got the phone
number of a prostitute in Luton.
?She told me she was in a mobile home.
I went in, I gave her �, she gave me
oral sex. I didn?t think anything of it.?
The case falls to Detective Chief Inspector Jerry Waite and a team at Luton
CID which includes Detective Sergeant Will
Taylor. The detectives immediately realise it
is a professional job. The police do not pay
blackmail money, but DS Taylor says if the
victim is willing to use his own cash, they
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Officers package up the money and
victim drives to the drop-off point in
for the deadline.
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monitors the drop-off point from a ne
hidden location. But the deadline exp
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without the money being collected.
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there and continue to watch.
The Major Crime Unit is brought in a
the money is not picked up.
Meanwhile the unit?s only current lin
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inquiry is the prostitute, Kirie.
Graham McMillan, of the Major Crime U
traces her and her business partner Ian
pub car park in Rotherham, South York
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But the clocking is ticking.
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mailer?s deadline and the team are stil
closer to identifying their suspect.
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is still on the loose, the team are concerr
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A wrong decision could totally affect
someone?s life.?
DS Taylor tells the victim to call 999 if he
sees anything untoward and gives him his
mobile number as a point of contact.
The victim is worried his wife will find
out. DS Taylor tells him: ?I can say I?m Will
from your phone provider. The password
will be, ?I?m calling about your upgrade.??
Officers continue to watch the drop-off
point but nothing suspicious has been
recorded. At the station, DCI Waite tells his
team: ?We can?t leave the money out there
for ever. At some point I?ve got to say
whether we missed the boat or not.?
Intelligence officers check to see if anyone
has made any recent online search requests
about the victim?s personal details. DCI
Waite, who has been in the force for 27
years, says: ?In trying to identify a suspect
I?d like to say nothing ever surprised me.
?Nine times out of ten you know what?s
going to happen and where the case is
going to go. However once in a blue moon
you are totally shocked at what you find.?
And it seems today is one of those exceptions, as an officer says down his mobile: ?A
message from Jerry ? no one to go home.?
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DCI Waite has received a breakthrough and
pulls a select few colleagues into a private
room, where he tells them: ?This doesn?t
leave the room.?
Then, on his orders, detectives are
sent to the hidden surveillance unit to
speak to one of the officers monitoring the
drop-off point.
DC Suffling is watching a screen as they
enter. One detective says: ?Gareth, you
probably know I?ve met you before.
?I?m DS Mark Devine from the Major
Crime team. We?re investigating this
blackmail today. I?m here to arrest you on
suspicion of blackmail.?
As DS Devine reads him his rights,
Suffling breaks down in tears. DS Devine
tells him: ?Now obviously you?re shocked,
right, but we don?t come and do this sort of
thing for nothing, do we??
Suffling is cuffed and led away. Detectives
have discovered he checked the victim?s car
registration number on his police computer
to find out his address ? before the victim
even reported the blackmail.
Cameras at the station show Suffling being
taken into custody. An officer keeps watch
on him in his cell.
The news spreads among Suffling?s disbelieving colleagues. However, they had noted
he was acting strangely while working on
the case, looking at his phone and drinking
)
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huge amounts of water. Meanwhile, the race
is on for DCI Waite to find more evidence
to charge him. At Suffling?s home, he briefs
a team before they search the property.
Then he gets a call to say that in
Suffling?s bedroom the search team has
found pictures of the victim, while a torn-up
letter is found in the kitchen bin. An officer
puts the pieces together and discovers it is a
copy of the demand letter.
The evidence is mounting. Suffling had
been trying to set himself up as a private
investigator and was in debt.
Officers analysing CCTV footage from a
business near where Kirie?s motorhome was
parked that day spot their suspect.
When questioned, Suffling says: ?No comment?, and with the custody clock running
out he is suspended from duty and allowed
home on bail while investigations continue.
Then, in another surprise twist to the case,
the Major Crime Unit receives a confession
letter via Suffling?s lawyer.
Suffling claims he did not plan to make
any personal gain from the blackmail and
was doing it to help a vulnerable prostitute
to get into a drug referral scheme.
He also claims he looked up such drug
referral programmes on his phone.
Officers analyse data from Suffling?s
phone but can find no such evidence
in his search history. Instead, it reveals
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porn video sites and the page where Kirie
advertised her services.
Following his confession, Suffling is
charged. In September last year he
pleaded guilty to blackmail and misconduct
in a public office at St Albans Crown Court.
He was jailed for 18 months but
Bedfordshire Police felt the sentence was too
lenient and appealed, after which it was
increased to three years by the Court
of Appeal.
His colleagues remain baffled by Suffling?s
spectacular fall. Only last January he
received a commendation for his investigation into a child sex abuser who groomed
and sexually assaulted six teenage boys.
DS Tom Hamm, who Suffling worked
under for 18 months on the case, says:
?Gareth was held in such high esteem. No
one had a bad word to say about him.
?He was really good at what he chose to
do, because he had the knowledge and he
had the leadership. He could have gone as
high as he wanted, really, so I don?t know
why he?s done what he?s done.
?If I had the opportunity to talk to him I
think I?d only have one question and it?s just
why? That?s it.?
l 24 Hours In Police Custody returns on February
19 at 9pm on Channel 4.
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Goals: Man Utd Vs Newcastle 8.00 Best Premier League
Own Goals 8.30 PL World 9.00 PL Best Goals 02/03
10.00 The Debate 11.00 PL World 11.30 PL Legends
12.00 PL Best Goals 96/97 1.00 The Debate 2.00 PL
World 2.30 PL Greatest Games 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL
Best Goals 96/97 5.00 PL World 5.30-6am PL Legends
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
TONIGHT?S PICKS
Eurovision: You Decide
BBC2, 7.30pm
MEL GIEDROYC and
Sweden?s 2015 winner
Mans Zelmerlow
present the six
contenders hoping to
represent the UK in the
annual songfest.
Girlfriends
ITV, 9pm
THIS female buddy
drama has been a
frantic ride from the
start and there are
more twists in the last
hour as Linda reveals
all to Sue and Gail.
My Millionaire Migrant
Boss, C4, 9pm
PALESTINIAN
entrepreneur Marwan
Koukash takes four
jobless Brits under his
wing to see if he can
change their work
prospects.
Peyton And Polizzi?s
Restaurant Rescue, C5, 9pm
HOTEL Inspector Alex
Polizzi and foodie
Oliver Peyton turn their
attention to struggling
eateries, beginning
with an Italian bistro in
Bedford.
FREE
with
un
Severy
THE
Saturday
SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Greatest
Players 8.30 Greatest Teams 9.00 Revista De La Liga 9.30
La Liga World 10.00 Football Years 10.30 Football
Countdowns 11.00 One2Eleven 11.30 SPFL Greatest
Games 12.00 Revista De La Liga 12.30 La Liga World 1.00
La Liga Icons 2.00 Revista De La Liga 2.30 La Liga World
3.00 Greatest Players 3.30 Greatest Teams 4.00 Scottish
Cup Greatest Games 4.30 La Liga Greatest Games 5.00 La
Liga Icons 5.20 LIVE Dutch Football. PSV Eindhoven v
Excelsior. Kick-off at 5.30. 7.30 MLS Greatest Games 7.35
LIVE Dutch Football. Roda JC v Ajax. Kick-off at 7.45. 9.45
La Liga Icons 10.00 Magical Messi 11.00 La Liga Icons
12.00 Revista De La Liga 12.30 La Liga World 1.00
One2Eleven 1.30 SPFL Greatest Games 2.00 Revista De La
Liga 2.30 La Liga World 3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football
Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest
Games 5.00 Greatest Players 5.30-6am Greatest Teams
SKY SPORTS ACTION
6am NFL: A Football Life 7.00 NFL: America?s Game 9.00
NFL: A Football Life 10.00 NFL: America?s Game 11.00
NFL: A Football Life 12.00 NFL: America?s Game 2.00 NFL:
A Football Life 3.00 NFL: America?s Game 4.00 Fishing:
Hooked On Africa 5.00 NFL: America?s Game 6.00
Motorsport Mundial 6.30 Sports Unlimited 7.30 The Offload
8.00 Watersports World 9.00 Motorsport Mundial 9.30
Sportswomen 10.00 WWE Late Night Smackdown 12.00
Sports Unlimited 1.00 Motorsport Mundial 1.30 Watersports
World 2.30 Sports Unlimited 3.30 Motorsport Mundial 4.00
NFL: A Football Life 5.00-6am NFL: America?s Game
SKY SPORTS ARENA
6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Experience 8.00 Sporting
Records 9.00 Spruce Meadows 11.00 Racing News 11.30
Sporting Records 12.00 Bass Fishing 2.00 Sporting
Records 3.00 Sporting Greats 4.00 My Icon 4.30
Sportswomen 5.00 WWE Main Event 6.00 WWE Experience
7.00 Bass Fishing 9.00 Sporting Greats 9.30 Sporting
Records 10.00 More Than A Game 12.00 Bass Fishing
2.00 Sporting Records 2.30-6am Sporting Greats
BT SPORT 1
6am Premier Lea ue Reload 6.15 Fishing 7.15 T20 Cricket
Highlights 8.15 LIVE T20 Cricket. Australia v England.
12.00 T20 Cricket Highlights 1.00 No Filter Ashes 2.30
German Cup Football 4.00 German Cup Football 5.30
LIVE German Cup Football. Eintracht Frankfurt v FSV Mainz
05. Kick-off at 5.30. 7.30 Premier League World 8.00 Live
Rugby Tonight 9.00 T20 Cricket Highlights 10.00 Playback:
Football?s Greatest Rivalries 12.00 NBA Countdown 1.00
LIVE NBA. Cleveland Cavaliers v Minnesota Timberwolves.
Tip-off at 1.00. 3.30 The Football Archives 5.00-6am Fishing
BT SPORT 2
6am Hyundai A-League Highlights 7.00 30 For 30 8.00 The
Football Archives 8.30 The Football Archives 9.00 Hyundai
A-League 11.00 MotoGP Classics 2.00 NBA Inside Stuff
2.30 Game of the Week 3.00 Premier League 4.30 SPFL
Highlights 5.00 T20 Cricket Highlights 6.00 Hong Kong
World Sixes Highlights 7.00 Premier League Reload 7.15
LIVE FA Cup. Tottenham Hotspur v Newport County. Kickoff at 7.45. 10.00 Serie A Show 10.30 30 For 30 12.00
LIVE College Basketball. Connecticut Huskies v South
Florida Bulls. Tip-off at 12.00. 2.00 LIVE College
Basketball. Texas Tech Red Raiders v Iowa State Cyclones.
Tip-off at 2.00. 4.00-6am LIVE College Basketball.
Colorado Buffaloes v California Golden Bears. Tip-off at 4.00.
BT SPORT 3
6am German Cup Football 7.30 German Cup Football 9.00
Ligue 1 10.00 Ligue 1 11.00 Ligue 1 12.00 Game of the
Week 12.30 Premier League Tonight 1.00 Scottish
Professional Football League 2.00 Formula E Championship
3.00 NBA 4.30 NBA Reload 5.00 BT Sport Reload 5.30
LIVE UEFA Youth League. FK Brodarac U19 v Manchester
United U19. Kick-off at 5.30. 7.30 BT Sport Goals Reload
7.45 LIVE German Cup Football. Schalke 04 v Wolfsburg.
Kick-off at 7.45. Coverage of the quarter-final encounter.
9.45 BT Sport Reload 10.00 UFC Countdown 11.00
UFC 2.00 UFC Classics 3.00 The Emirates FA Cup 4.30
Sailing World Cup 5.30-6am Inside Sailing
S4C 6am Cyw 11.00 Cyw 12.00 Newyddion 12.05 Crwydro
12.30 Fferm Ffactor: Selebs 1.30 Codi Hwyl 2.00 Newyddion
2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion 3.05 Pengelli 3.30 Cledrau
Coll 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Y Dyfnfor 5.25 Dewi
A?r Ditectifs Gwyllt 5.35 Ffrindiau Am Byth 6.00 Newyddion 6.05
Ar Y Dibyn 6.30 Mwy O Sgorio 7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol Y Cwm
8.25 Darren Drws Nesa 8.55 Darllediad Gwleidyddol Gan Y
Ceidwadwyr Cymreig 9.00 Newyddion 9 A?r Tywydd
9.30 Creu Awstralia: Stori Y Cymry 10.30 Rygbi Pawb 11.1511.50pm Y Ditectif BBC ONE WALES 6.55-7pm Party Political
Broadcast By The Welsh Conservative Party 10.30 BBC Wales
Live 11.05 A Question Of Sport 11.35 Shane: For The Love Of
The Game 12.40-6am BBC News BBC TWO WALES 3.50pm
Hands On Nature 4.00 This Wild Life 4.30 This Wild Life 5.006.00 New Zealand: Earth?s Mythical Islands 7.00-7.30pm
Scrum V Classics ITV WALES 6.25-6.30pm Party Political
Broadcast By The Welsh Conservative Party
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tvguide Wednesday
FREEVIEW
10.10 Who?s Doing The Dishes? 11.10 Dress To
Impress 12.10 Emmerdale 1.15 You?ve Been Framed!
Gold 1.45 Ellen DeGeneres 2.35 Jeremy Kyle 5.50
Take Me Out 7.00 You?ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00
Two And A Half Men 8.30 Superstore 9.00 FILM
The Hangover Part II (2011) 11.10 Family Guy 12.05
American Dad! 1.05 Two And A Half Men 1.35
Superstore 2.00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World
Records 2.25 Teleshopping 5.55-6am Nightscreen
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
Coach Trip: Road To Tenerife 8.00 The Goldbergs
9.00 Celebs Go Dating 10.00 Don?t Tell The Bride
Ireland 11.05 The Big Bang Theory 12.00 First Dates
1.05 Celebs Go Dating 2.05 Gogglebox 2.55 Don?t
Tell The Bride Ireland 3.50 The Goldbergs 4.15
How I Met Your Mother 5.00-6am Rude(ish) Tube
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.55 Heartbeat 8.00
The Royal 9.05 Judge Judy 10.25 Griff?s Great
Britain 11.30 Love Your Garden 12.35 The Royal
1.35 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic Coronation Street 3.45
On The Buses 4.50 Rising Damp 5.25 George And
Mildred 5.55 Heartbeat 7.00 Murder, She Wrote
8.00 Endeavour 10.00 Foyle?s War 12.00 Inspector
Morse 2.00 Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping
ITV4 freeview 24
8.55am Supershoppers 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Home Or Away 10.30 Four In A Bed 1.05 A Place In
The Sun: Home Or Away 3.10 Come Dine With Me
5.55 The Secret Life Of The Zoo 6.55 The Supervet
7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 Selling Houses With
Amanda Lamb 10.00 Ugly House To Lovely House
With George Clarke 11.05 24 Hours In A&E 12.10
Ramsay?s Kitchen Nightmares 1.15 Selling Houses
With Amanda Lamb 2.15 Grand Designs Revisited
3.15-3.55am 8 Out Of 10 Cats Uncut
E4 freeview 28
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Longmire 9.45 Person Of
Interest 10.40 Law & Order 11.40 FILM Columbo:
Requiem For A Falling Star. Crime drama starring
Peter Falk. (1973) 1.10 NCIS 2.10 Rookie Blue 3.05
Law & Order 5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
7.00 NCIS 9.00 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11.50
Chicago Justice 12.50 CSI: NY 2.50 Chicago Fire
3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
ITV3 freeview 10
THE GOLDBERGS,
E4, 8.30pm
Murray is forced to intervene when Marvin tries
to convince Barry and his friends to invest
money with him, and Beverly invites 50 people
over for a Thanksgiving ?potluck? dinner.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days; Weather 7.30 Railways Of
The Great War With Michael Portillo 8.00 Wondrous
Obsessions: The Cabinet Of Curiosities 8.30 A Stitch
In Time 9.00 Queen Victoria?s Children 10.00 The
Birth Of Empire: The East India Company 11.00
The Killer Wave Of 1607: Timewatch 11.50 Timeshift:
When Coal Was King 12.50 Top Of The Pops: 1981
2.00-3am Queen Victoria?s Children
ITV2 freeview 6
6am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 6.55
Dress To Impress 7.45 Emmerdale 8.50 You?ve
Been Framed! Gold 9.25 Ellen DeGeneres
Satellite & Digital
6am The Chase 6.50 Pawn Stars 7.30 Ironside
8.30 Quincy ME 9.35 Minder 10.40 The Sweeney
11.50 The Professionals 12.50 Ironside 1.55 Quincy
ME 3.00 Minder 4.05 The Sweeney 5.05 The
Professionals 6.10 Counting Cars 7.05 Pawn Stars
8.00 SnowQuake Motorcycle Festival 9.00 FILM
Tango & Cash (1989) 11.05 Lethal Weapon 12.05
Hornblower 2.10 Car Crash Global: Caught On
Camera 3.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Coach Trip: Road To Tenerife
7.30 All Star Driving School 8.00 Baby Daddy 9.00
Melissa & Joey 10.00 How I Met Your Mother 11.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The Goldbergs 1.00 The
MORE4 freeview 14
5USA freeview 21
5STAR freeview 30
6am Teleshopping 8.00 According To Jim 8.25
Gilmore Girls 9.15 Milkshake! 10.55 Access
11.05 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 12.00 According
To Jim 1.00 8 Simple Rules 2.00 Police Interceptors
3.00 Neighbours 3.30 Home And Away 4.00 Last
Man Standing 5.00 Will & Grace 6.00 Neighbours
6.30 Home And Away 7.00 Last Man Standing 8.00
Fresh Off The Boat 8.30 Will & Grace 9.00 Extreme
Hair Wars 10.00 The X-Files 11.00 FILM Under
Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) 1.05 Sex Pod 2.05
8 Years Old And Smuggling Drugs 3.05 100 Per
Cent Hotter 4.00-6am Teleshopping
PICK freeview 11
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00
Border Security: Australia?s Front Line 9.00 Without A
Trace 10.00 Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00
Haven 1.00 A Town Called Eureka 2.00 Without A
Trace 3.00 Border Security: Canada?s Front Line
4.00 The Best Of Nothing To Declare 5.00 RSPCA
Animal Rescue 6.00 Warehouse 13 7.00 Stargate
SG-1 8.00 Babylon 5 9.00 Bones 10.00 Criminal
Minds 11.00 Brit Cops: War On Crime 12.00 The
Force: Essex 1.00 Police 10/7 2.00 Road Wars
3.00 Brit Cops: War On Crime 4.00 The Best Of
Nothing To Declare 5.00-6am Motorway Patrol
DAVE freeview 12
REALLY freeview 17
6am Fantasy Homes By The Sea 7.00 Teleshopping
8.00 Antiques Road Trip 9.00 Fantasy Homes By The
Sea 10.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build 11.00 Countryside
999 12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00 Escape To The
Country 2.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 3.00
Countryside 999 4.00 My Ghost Story: Caught On
Camera 5.00 Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road
Trip 8.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build 9.00 Posh Pawn
10.00 Honey I Bought The House 11.00 Swipe Right
For Murder 12.00 Evil Up Close 1.00 I Survived Evil
2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Evil Up Close 4.45 Swipe
Right For Murder 5.35-6am A Garden For All Seasons
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Impossible Railways 11.00 Forbidden
History 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Earth?s Greatest
Spectacles 2.00 Volcano Hell 3.00 Coast 4.00
Forbidden History 5.00 Auschwitz: The Nazis And
The Final Solution 6.00 Unearthing WWII 7.00
Impossible Railways 8.00 Hidden Traces 9.00 Open
All Hours 11.00 The Two Ronnies 1.25 Diamond
Decades 2.25-3am Sounds Of The Sixties
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 The Hurting
4.00 Cops UK: Bodycam Squad 5.00 Top Gear 7.00
Cops UK: Bodycam Squad 8.00 Yianni: Supercar
Customiser 9.00 Live At The Apollo 10.00
Taskmaster 11.00 Unspun XL With Matt Forde
12.00 QI XL 1.00 QI 1.40 Would I Lie To You?
2.20 Mock The Week 3.00 QI 3.30 Would I Lie To
You? 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Web Of Lies
(2009) 10.50 FILM Presumed Dead (2006)
12.40 FILM The Forger (2012) 2.30 FILM Hush
(1998) 4.30 FILM Walk The Line (2005)
7.10 FILM Saints And Soldiers: Battle Of The Tanks
(2014) 9.00 FILM Sniper: Reloaded (2011)
10.55 FILM In The Line Of Fire (1993) 1.40 FILM
The Marine 2 (2009) 3.45 FILM Stolen Innocence
(2007) 5.50-6am Sony Movie News Extra
Inside Jokes. New series. Trivia and behind-thescenes details of the show. 10.00 Roast Battle. Alex
Brooker v Matt Forde, and Sofie Hagan v Larry Dean.
10.30 The Cleveland Show 11.30 Bob?s Burgers
12.00 Impractical Jokers 1.00 South Park 3.00 The
Cleveland Show 3.50 The Daily Show 4.15 Two And
A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 8.00 CSI: Miami 9.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 8.00 CSI: Miami 9.00 Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit 1.00 CSI: Miami 2.00 Law &
Order 3.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Urban Secrets 7.00 Richard E Grant?s Hotel
Secrets 8.00 Storm City 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. An actor is killed on a film set. 8.00
Blue Bloods. Police investigate the drug-related
deaths of three teenagers. 9.00 Gomorrah. Double
bill. Ciro has retired to Sofia in Bulgaria. Then, Genny
knows he must confront Scianel now she is out of
prison. 11.20 The Sopranos 12.30 Britannia 1.30
Dexter 3.40 Girls 4.15-6am The West Wing
SKY LIVING
6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To
Save My Life USA 8.00 House Hunters International
9.00 Criminal Minds 10.00 Cold Case 11.00 The
Biggest Loser: Australia 12.00 UK Border Force
1.00 Road Wars 2.00 Nothing To Declare 4.00 The
Chef?s Line 5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A
house sale turns into a murder inquiry. 6.00 Criminal
Minds. A comic-book artist gets involved in gang
warfare. 7.00 The Real A&E 8.00 Elementary. An
attempt is made on Morland?s life. 9.00 Criminal
Minds. Three episodes. Garcia crosses paths with
her ex-boyfriend. Next, Rossi discovers his former
Marine sergeant has vanished. Then, a serial killer
taunts the team. 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00 Madam
Secretary 3.00 Chicago Fire 4.00 The Biggest Loser:
Australia 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 7.00 NCIS
10.00 Bull. The courtroom adviser hires an eccentric
attorney to fend off a legal challenge from a former
client. 11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad! 1.00
Family Guy 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy
4.00 American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.30am Yes Minister 8.00 Ever Decreasing Circles
8.40 Goodnight Sweetheart 9.20 Last Of The
Summer Wine 11.20 My Family 12.00 The Green
Green Grass 12.40 Ever Decreasing Circles 1.20
Keeping Up Appearances 2.00 Dinnerladies 3.20
The Green Green Grass 4.00 Last Of The Summer
Wine 6.00 Keeping Up Appearances 6.40 The Good
Life 7.20 Only Fools And Horses 8.00 Dinnerladies
9.20 Fawlty Towers 10.00 Live At The Apollo
11.05 Come Fly With Me 11.40 Game On 1.00
Goodnight Sweetheart 1.40 Live At The Apollo 2.30
Outnumbered 3.00 Come Fly With Me 3.30 Harry
Hill?s TV Burp 4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
8am The Middle 10.00 Friends 1.00 Impractical
Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 Scrubs 5.00 Friends 9.00
Impractical Jokers. The guys ask shoppers to hold
onto a weird item for them. 9.30 Impractical Jokers:
W
6.10am MasterChef USA 8.00 Flip Or Flop 10.00
The Bill 11.00 Tipping Point 1.00 Supernanny US
2.00 MasterChef USA 3.00 Flip Or Flop 5.00 Tipping
Point 7.00 My Dream Home 8.00 MasterChef USA.
The top 20 contestants face their first Mystery Box
challenge. 9.00 Embarrassing Bodies. Past patients
revisit the clinic to reveal whether their conditions have
improved 10.00 John Bishop: In Conversation With
Craig Charles 11.00 Stacey Dooley In The USA
12.00 Secrets And Lies 1.00 Luther 2.10 John
Bishop?s Australia 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
DISCOVERY
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier
8.00 Gold Rush 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00
Fast N? Loud Revved Up 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00
Alaska: The Last Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold
Rush 5.00 Nazi Killer Bugs 6.00 Wheeler Dealers
7.00 How It?s Made: Sports Equipment 7.30 How
Do They Do It: Olympic Winter Games 8.00
Mythbusters. Jonathan Lung and Brian Louden
tackle an explosive safe-cracking myth. 9.00 Street
Outlaws 10.00 Moonshiners 11.00 Gold Rush
12.00 Street Outlaws 1.00 How It?s Made 3.00
Street Outlaws 3.50 Moonshiners 4.40 Gold Rush
5.30-6am How It?s Made
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am Cardboard Boxer (15, 2016) ????
7.35 Texas Blood (PG, 2016) Western. ???
9.05 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
(12, 2017) Fantasy starring Charlie Hunnam. ???
11.15 Chips: Law And Disorder (15, 2017) ??
1.00 One More Time (15, 2015) ???
2.45 My All-American (PG, 2015) Drama. ????
4.45 Texas Blood (PG, 2016) Western. ???
6.15 Chips: Law And Disorder (15, 2017) ??
8.00 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
(12, 2017) Fantasy starring Charlie Hunnam. ???
10.10 Harmonium (12, 2016) Drama. ?????
12.15 Frank & Lola (18, 2016) Thriller. ????
1.50 One More Time (15, 2015) Family. ???
3.45-6am My All-American (PG, 2015) ????
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
7am Wild Oats (12, 2016) Comedy. ???
8.40 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them:
Special A behind-the-scenes look.
9.10 Dad?s Army (PG, 2016) Comedy. ??
11.00 The Night Is Young (15, 2015) ???
12.40 Patch Adams (12, 1998) Comedy. ??
2.40 Norbit (12, 2007) Comedy. ?
4.30 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous
(12, 2005) Comedy with Sandra Bullock. ??
6.30 Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For
Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan
(15, 2006) Spoof documentary. ????
8.00 The Nutty Professor (PG, 1996) ????
9.45 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (12, 2000)
Comedy starring Eddie Murphy. ???
11.40 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
(15, 2016) Comedy with Andy Samberg. ????
1.15 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (12, 2000)
Comedy starring George Clooney. ????
3.05 Jackass 2.5 (18, 2007) Comedy. ???
4.20-6am Easy Come, Easy Go (PG, 1967) ??
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6am 2012 (12, 2009) Adventure. ???
8.40 Rocky II (PG, 1979) Drama. ????
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.33am Nick Grimshaw 10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45
Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Greg James 5.45
Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The
8th With Charlie Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Benji B
3.00 1Xtra Mixes 4.00-6.30am Adele Roberts
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright 5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 The Folk Show
With Mark Radcliffe 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Brad Paisley:
This Is Country 11.00 Old Grey Whistle Test 40 (R) 12.00
Pick Of The Pops (R) 2.00 Country Playlist 3.00 Easy
4.00 Radio 2 Rocks 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz
10.50 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find
Them (12, 2016) Fantasy. ???
1.15 xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage (12, 2017)
Action thriller starring Vin Diesel. ???
3.15 2012 (12, 2009) Adventure. ???
6.00 Behind Enemy Lines (12, 2001) ??
8.00 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
(12, 2016) Fantasy with Eddie Redmayne. ???
10.15 xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage (12,
2017) Action thriller starring Vin Diesel. ???
12.15 Species (18, 1995) Sci-fi thriller. ???
2.05 Walking Tall (15, 2004) Adventure. ???
3.35-6am Tora! Tora! Tora! (U, 1970) ???
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
6am Candy Planet (U, 2016) Animation. ???
7.20 Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. ???
8.55 Sing (U, 2016) Animation. ????
10.50 Babe: Pig In The City (U, 1998) ???
12.30 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U, 1968) Musical
adventure starring Dick Van Dyke. ????
2.55 Surf?s Up (PG, 2007) Animation. ???
4.30 Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. ???
6.05 Sing (U, 2016) Animation. ????
8.00 The Flintstones (U, 1994) Comedy. ??
9.40 Pete?s Dragon (PG, 2016) ????
11.30 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U, 1968) Musical
adventure starring Dick Van Dyke. ????
2.00 The Swan Princess: The Secret Of The
Castle (U, 1997) Animation. ??
3.25 Throne Of Elves (PG, 2016) ???
5.15-6.40am Super Furry Animals (PG, 2016)
Animated adventure. ???
SKY CINEMA VALENTINE
6am Laws Of Attraction (12, 2004) ???
7.40 Forces Of Nature (12, 1999) Comedy. ??
9.35 How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (12, 2003)
Comedy starring Kate Hudson. ??
11.35 Jerry Maguire (15, 1996) ?????
2.00 Table 19 (12, 2017) Comedy. ???
3.35 Sweet Home Alabama (12, 2002) ???
5.35 Jerry Maguire (15, 1996) ?????
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Takemitsu 1.00 News 1.02
Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 3.30 Choral
Evensong (R) 4.30 New Generation Artists 5.00 In Tune
7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00
Free Thinking 10.45 The Essay: All Miss Brodie?s Girls?
11.00 Late Junction 12.30-6.30am Through The Night
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am Today 8.31 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00
Behind The Scenes: Dawn Walton 9.45 FM: Book Of The
Week 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman?s Hour 10.56
The Listening Project 11.00 Sylvia Pankhurst: Honorary
8.00 Table 19 (12, 2017) Comedy. ???
9.35 Sweet Home Alabama (12, 2002) ???
11.35 Forces Of Nature (12, 1999) Comedy. ??
1.30 Laws Of Attraction (12, 2004) ??? 3.10
The Top Ten Show 3.30 How To Lose A Guy In
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Fantasy adventure starring James Franco. ???
12.50 The Pacifier (PG, 2005) Comedy. ??
2.40 Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure (U, 2009)
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4.10 The Aristocats (U, 1970) Animation. ????
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3.55 Frantz (12, 2016) ?????
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11.00 The Thing (18, 1982) ?????
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Action horror starring Frank Grillo. ????
1.40 The Accountant (15, 2016) ????
3.50 Phone Booth (15, 2002) Thriller. ???
5.15 Drone (15, 2017) Thriller. ???
7.00 War Dogs (15, 2016) Comedy. ????
9.00 The Accountant (15, 2016) ????
11.10 Wall Street (15, 1987) Drama. ?????
1.20 Midnight Run (18, 1988) Comedy. ????
3.30 Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (18, 1974)
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ONE Carr chat show is clearly
not enough for Channel 4.
Following the success of
ALAN CARR?s programmes
for the channel, JIMMY CARR
has been given one too.
But the comedian, above,
won?t be the one questioning
the celebrity guests ? instead
audience members will be
doing the quizzing.
A production source for the
so-far unnamed series said:
?The show is in the very early
development stages at the
moment, but bosses are
excited by the fresh, new
concept which allows people
to interact with celebrities and
get their point of view across.
?There is hope that it could
give some of the rival shows
such as JONATHAN ROSS
and GRAHAM NORTON a
good run for their money, as
the public won?t shirk away
from asking tough questions.?
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some of the PR spin I?ve come
to expect on chat show sofas.
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CARLA finally gets the
support she desperately
needs in CORONATION
STREET, but Johnny is
shocked that he has been kept
in the dark about her health
for so long.
Meanwhile, Phelan tells
Steph that he wants her to
put Andy in touch with him as
they have some unfinished
business.
Phelan is also suspicious
about daughter Nicola?s
reasons for not letting him
come into her flat for a coffee.
In HOLLYOAKS, Myra and
Sally are smitten after their
special night together.
Later, after hiding the truth
in front of Hunter, Myra makes
a public declaration of her
feelings in The Dog to prove
her commitment to Sally.
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Scarlett
in the
bedroom
with the
beefcake
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IT was not just viewers
who noticed GABBY
ALLEN?s hunky little
brother on Love Island?s
family reunion scenes ?
telly producers also saw
his potential.
Now the reality star has
revealed that her sibling
Ethan has been inundated
with TV offers, including
ITV2?s Love Island itself.
Fitness instructor Gabby
said: ?Ethan has been asked
to do about five reality shows,
including Love Island,
Survival of the Fittest and
Celebs Go Dating.
?He?s single, 23 and a lovely
guy. But he has just got a pay
rise in his job in investment
banking in London so he
doesn?t want to do TV, then
struggle to be taken seriously
in the professional world.
?He is good at what he does
and he knows that there?s
longevity in it.?
He sounds like he has got a
wise head on his shoulders.
SHE?S DATING FITNESS GURU
SCARLETT MOFFATT has spent
the past few weeks being linked
to ANT McPARTLIN after fans
triggered a campaign to get
them together.
But I can reveal that the former Gogglebox
cast member has eyes for only one man ?
fitness model Lee Wilkinson, who she has
known for more than ten years and has
been secretly dating since they met up
over Christmas.
A source said: ?Scarlett hasn?t been
concerned by the Ant speculation as she
has been focused
on
her
new
relationship.
?She has always
liked
Lee
but
after making it
in
television
and moving to
London, Scarlett
never
expected
to get together
with him.
?But
after
going back up
north over the
festive
period
they
connected
and have been
in constant contact ever since.
?She is now
living
in
the
north again and
it has enabled
them to spend more time together, away
from prying eyes.?
Lee, below left, with Scarlett, trains students at a college in County Durham, where
Scarlett lived before she settled in London,
and he has also done a bit of modelling ?
and is not afraid to show off his muscles.
It is Scarlett?s first relationship since she
split from long-term boyfriend Luke Crodden
in October.
She started dating the hairdresser in
January 2015 but they split two years later.
After a break they got back together last
June but lasted only another four months.
Scarlett, who won I?m A Celebrity in 2016,
was linked to TV?s Ant last month
following
his
split from Lisa
Armstrong, in a
claim which is
strongly
denied
by his reps.
I
know
the
pair are just pals
and Scarlett sees
Ant,
who
she
worked with on
Saturday
Night
Takeaway, as a
type
of
big
brother figure.
And given the
size of her new
man, Ant might
see
Lee
as
a
potential
new
bodyguard.
Not much will
get past him.
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dear deidre
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Dear Deidre
I HAVE an awesome wife
yet still could not resist
cheating on her with a
woman who is now about
to have my baby.
I was a happily married man
until two years ago. I am 35, my
wife is 39. We have three children
aged 11, eight and five.
I run my own property maintenance business and a single
woman kept asking me to do jobs
for her. As I finished one job she
would have something else lined
up for me to do.
She called me late one afternoon
saying she had an emergency
plumbing problem.
I went round but when I got
there she said it was a false alarm
and invited me in for a drink. She
is in her late 20s and very sexy.
After a few drinks, I kissed her
and we had sex. It was amazing.
We carried on an affair for six
months but then my wife found
out because she looked through
messages on my phone. She said
she would forgive me, as long as I
ended the affair.
I agreed but before long I was
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back in touch with the other
woman and the affair was back
on. Two months ago she dropped
the bombshell that she is pregnant
and wants to have the baby.
I knew it would break my wife?s
heart so I moved out of the family
home. I told my wife I needed
space to sort my head out.
My wife is the most beautiful,
wonderful woman I?ve ever known.
She has never let me down and
she believed I needed the space to
deal with my childhood trauma.
I never knew my father and my
mother was an alcoholic. Most
Low
MY hands run wild over my
fiancee when I am sleeping
beside her. I do not know I?m
doing it because I am asleep
but it annoys her.
We are 27 and only have sex
about once a month. If I didn?t
make the first move, we would
go for months without.
We are arguing lots because
she says I am always touching
her, even in my sleep.
I am not an opt-out dad. I do
my best to help out with our
four-year-old son and do jobs
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JON?S ONLINE ADDICTION: DAY 3
STOP YAWNING,
JON. YOU CAN?T BE
TIRED, YOU?VE
BEEN IN BED MOST
OF THE DAY
times when I got home from
school she was either drunk or
had passed out. Her family had
disowned her and wanted nothing
to do with me.
Now I am living in a tatty caravan on my own.
I know I do not love my other
woman but I want to be involved
and support my child financially. I
have now told my wife about the
baby and she?s very hurt.
I know all this is my own fault.
I seem to wreck every chance of
happiness. If it weren?t for my
children I wouldn?t be here.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Your childhood was
undoubtedly very damaging but you
are an adult now and can get help to
sort out your feelings and how you act
on them.
See your doctor, explain how low
you are feeling and what you have
done. Ask for counselling and find
support through Nacoa National
Association for Children of Alcoholics
(nacoa.org.uk, 0800 358 3456).
Explain to your wife that you know
you have messed up but that you are
doing the right things now to deal with
the past.
Tell your other woman that the affair
is over but you want to support your
child and be a part of his/her life.
Dear Deidre
Deposits
BULLY IS
deidre?s
photo casebook MAKING
I AM seeing a lovely man but
worry what people might think
as he is twice my age.
I am 17 but very mature for
my age. I work full-time and
have my own car.
He is 34 and separated with
a little boy. I met him five
weeks ago when my dad took
me down the social club.
He bought me a drink and
we spent all evening together.
We swapped phone numbers
before we left.
We started dating and have
had sex twice and it is amazing. I have fallen for him and
he says he is crazy for me, but
are we OK to carry on in view
of the age gap?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: You
are
both single so there is
nothing wrong with your
relationship but take things
slowly. You are at different
life stages and you may
struggle with the role I hope
he is playing in his son?s life.
Be open about being
together but even very
intense feelings can change
quickly during one?s teens.
Dear Deidre
SORRY, WENDY,
MAYBE THERE?S
SOMETHING
WRONG WITH
ME. LOOK, I
NEED TO GO.
I?LL CALL YOU
. . . WHAT?S WRONG
IS THAT YOU BORE
ME RIGID, LOVE
. . . AND I?VE GOT
BETTER THINGS TO
BE DOING . . .
round the house even though
I work long hours.
I feel depressed and
rejected. I can?t see us lasting
with all these rows.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Tell
her
you understand that being
touched sexually when it?s
not invited must feel invasive.
Be clear you are genuinely
unconscious of doing it but it
is very likely to be due to
unfulfilled sexual desire.
Say you love her but the
lack of sex risks driving you
apart. My e-leaflet Is She Not
Keen On Sex? will help.
I FEEL guilty that I let my
husband bully me so badly. I
am so unhappy but don?t
have the confidence to tell
him how I feel.
He is domineering and I
am not allowed to talk to
anyone. He tells me what to
wear and times me when I go
to the supermarket. If he
does a small job round the
house, he expects a medal.
He is 36, I am 32.
He moved me and our
four-year-old son to a remote
village where I have no
friends and my son has
nobody to play with.
My husband works abroad
and comes back every three
months for four days. He
Skypes me any time he wants
and always ends up ranting.
He keeps his money for
himself and I have just my
small wage to keep myself
and my son. I?m hoping he?ll
read your column and gulp.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Your
husband is an abusive
bully. It is highly unlikely he
will change, whatever I say,
and this situation is
damaging for your son as
well as you.
My e-leaflet Abusive
Partner will help you end
this relationship. Reach out
to old friends and be honest
about what?s happening so
they can support you.
ANNOYED
HIS KIDS
TREAT ME
SO BADLY
Dear Deidre
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MY LIFE
MISERY
Continues tomorrow
I HAVE done all I can for my
husband?s kids yet I get
nothing but disrespect back.
His children with his ex are
17, 16 and 14. My children with
my former partner are aged
seven and six.
I have looked after my
husband?s children ? given
them money, acted as a taxi
service, cooked, bought
them gifts and helped them
endlessly.
They never say thanks and
my husband never tells them
to. Yet, if my children do the
slightest thing wrong, he
immediately tells me they
need correcting. Now I have
seen his children get away
with blue murder, I am not so
quick to correct my own.
I have been married for five
years. I am 38, he is 39. I love
him but we row all the time
about the kids. If things do
not change we shall split up.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Tell him
that and say you need to
agree family rules and apply
them equally to all children.
Write down together the
most important rules for you
both ? politeness, honesty,
social media etc. Then allow
the kids some input so they
all sign up to the new regime.
My e-leaflet Stepfamily
Problems will help and you
can find support at Family
Lives (familylives.org.uk,
0808 800 2222).
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YEARS OF
IT was 100 years yesterday
when women finally got
the vote ? and since
then feminist movements
have changed life
dramatically for many.
GEORGETTE CULLEY looks
at other moments since
1918 that have transformed
women?s lives.
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The contraceptive pill, 1961: It
has been hailed as one of the
greatest medical innovations of
the 20th Century and gave
women control over their fertility
and, hence, their lives.
First woman in space, 1963:
Russian Valentina Tereshkova,
who is now 80, travelled into
space just two years after the first
man, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri
Gagarin, did so. Aged 27, she
orbited the Earth 48 times.
Equal Pay Act, 1970: There is still
a lot of work to do when it comes
to women earning the same as
men, but this law was pivotal in
ensuring women received the
same rights at work as men.
IVF, 1978: Louise Brown, above,
was the world?s first IVF baby. Her
conception and healthy birth in
Oldham was the start of a
revolution in fertility treatment and
since then more than 5million
?test-tube? babies have been born.
First female Prime Minister,
1979: Love her or loathe her,
Margaret Thatcher made history
when she took over at No10,
shattering the political glass
ceiling.
First Anglican female priests,
1994: The Church of England
ordained its first 32 women
priests in March of this year, in a
ceremony at Bristol Cathedral.
The Spice Girls, 1996: Their
mantra was ?Girl Power? and they
reinvigorated feminism in the
Nineties, especially with their hit
single Wannabe.
Oscars 2010: American Kathryn
Bigelow, below, now 66, became
the first woman in history ? and so
far the only one ? to win the best
director award at the Oscars.
Her film, The Hurt Locker, about
a bomb disposal team in Iraq,
scooped six Academy awards.
Olympic Games London 2012: It
was the first Olympics where
every participating country
included female athletes, and
women competed in every sport.
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CHINESE PEPPER STEAK
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Serves two. Prep time: 20 minutes
YOU NEED
200g thin-cut beef steak
3cm ginger, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 spring onions, white parts finely
chopped, green parts for garnish
2 tbsp groundnut oil
400g Maris Piper potatoes
cooked, cooled and sliced into
2cm discs
1 onion, cut into wedges
1 green, 1 red pepper, cut into
chunks
For the steak marinade:
1 tsp light soy; 1 tsp cornflour; 1
tsp Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
For the pepper sauce:
2 tbsp light soy; 2 tbsp rice wine ;
1 tsp ground black pepper; 1 tsp
sugar; 1 tsp cornflour
Remove from pan to one side. Add more oil to pan
then add onion and peppers. Cook for three
minutes and, when the vegetables soften, remove
from the pan and transfer to another plate.
Add the last bit of oil along with ginger, garlic,
spring onion. Stir briefly before adding the sauce
ingredients (stir before adding so cornflour mixes
in). When it boils and thickens, tip all the cooked
ingredients into the pan to coat. Stir and top with
the green part of the spring onions to garnish.
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into 1cm-thick pieces, add to the bag and set aside.
Combine ginger, garlic, spring onions in a bowl.
Mix pepper sauce ingredients in another bowl.
Heat 1 tbsp of the groundnut oil in a wok or large
non-stick saucepan. When hot, add the steak and
sizzle for 30 seconds each side. Remove steak
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MUM of four, grandmother, greatgrandmother of ten, and great-great
gran to Olivia, former mill worker and
dinner lady Nellie was was married to
Patrick for 74 years, until his death in
2016. She says:
Having nine brothers and sisters
meant growing up in a house with
two bedrooms was a struggle but I had
a happy childhood.
It was the 1920s and we were always
short of money. My dad grew vegetables in the garden and mum baked to
make sure we had enough food.
I spent hours in the park with friends
because we couldn?t afford to do
anything else.
We all mucked in with chores and, at
14, I left school and went to work as a
winder at the mill.
Most women went to work in the mills
back then. It was a hard slog ? long
hours and low pay. I earned seven shillings and nine pence (the equivalent
wage now ould be �) a week and
that included overtime.
Everyone went to work because, in
those days, there were no government
handouts. They were hard times and I
wouldn?t go back to them for anything.
I worried about my husband Patrick
being away (the couple married during
World War Two) as his job was very
dangerous. I wrote to him every day.
I wasn?t frightened of being at home
with the children on my own.
All the women stuck together. We
all mucked in and had each other
for company.
I worked a few hours in the evenings
to make ends meet and then, when
the children were older, I got a job as
a dinner lady.
I can remember my father taking me
to the polling station for the first time
and telling me which way to vote
because I knew nothing about politics.
What I do know is things have
changed so much and the quality of
life is far better these days.
This generation have no idea what
it?s like to struggle through. Olivia will
want for nothing as she grows up,
which is proof of just how far
things have come for women.
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grandmother
HOW has life changed for
women in the 100 years since
the law changed to give a
select few the vote?
Nellie Habron, 96, grew up in
Huddersfield, as have four
generations of her family since.
Here, they take CLAIRE
Our good
JOAN GREEN, 74
MUM to two daughters ? Diane, 52, and Lynne, 50 ?
Joan grew up in the Swinging Sixties and has been
married to retired delivery driver Roy Green for 53
years. The grandma of five, says:
I loved the era I grew up in. Being the homemaker
meant everything to women of my generation.
I took pride in a clean and tidy home and I still do now.
It was the Swinging Sixties but all I cared about was
raising my family.
I wasn?t bothered about hippies or pop stars. After
leaving school at 15 I walked straight into a job as a cloth
mender at a woollen mill.
Work was plentiful and if I didn?t like the job I was in, I
didn?t have to put up with it. I?d find another on my lunch
hour and start the next day. In my teens, life was all
about work and having fun with my friends.
We rarely drank because we were limited to two drinks
in the dance halls we visited.
There weren?t childminders or nurseries back then so
unless I worked around my family, I couldn?t work at all.
Money was a struggle and when the children went
to school, I got a job as a dinner lady while Roy worked
as an engineer during the week and drove buses
on a weekend.
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managed to save enough for our first home ? a two-bed
semi-detached which we paid �200 for. Years of hard
work had paid off.
In some ways it?s harder for today?s generation as it?s
more difficult to find work which fits around family.
Family should come first and I hope when my greatgranddaughter Olivia is older, things can go back to the
way they were.
I?ve always voted because I feel like we can?t complain
about the way the country is run unless we go to
the polling station.
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The mother
The grandmother
AMY McDONALD, 21
STUDENT Amy McDonald Webster is
married to Dom, also 21 and a student.
They have a two-month-old daughter
called Olivia. Amy is reading English
Literature at York St John University.
She first voted at 18 and wants to be
a teacher. Amy says:
I was 18 when I met Dom in a nightclub. We got married last July.
I?ve known girls as young as 14 have
one-night stands and I didn?t want to be
with a different guy each week.
Three months before our wedding ? when I was
in my second year at university ? I found out I was
pregnant. We always planned to have children but
a good career is important to both of us, too.
If I got a well-paid job and earned more than
Dom, he would be the one to stay at home if it
made financial sense.
I?m glad I made the choice to have a child while
young. I want to be around to see my
great-grandchildren. I love the bond I have with my
mum, grandma and nana.
I?ve learnt a lot from my mum. Life seemed less
complicated when she was a teenager.
Growing up in the age of social media hasn?t
been easy.
I was bullied and having Facebook and Twitter
meant I was sent abusive messages day and night.
There?s too much pressure on young girls to
follow the crowd and I refused.
While my mum has friends from her childhood,
it?s different now. Friendships aren?t unbreakable
like they used to be.
We?ve come a long way with gender equality,
although we have more to do ? like abolishing the
tampon tax.
I also think the voting age should be lowered to
16 but only if teenagers are properly educated on
politics in an unbiased way. I hope when Oliva is my
age she?s lucky enough to have the same
opportunities I?ve had.
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OLIVIA , 2mths
DUNWELL through a
century of girl power.
Their experiences
range from raising kids
during World War Two to going
clubbing six nights a week and
bringing up a tot while studying
for a degree.
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LYNNE HOLDEN, 50
LYNNE was born in 1967 and has
been married to Pete, 46, for 24
years. The couple run a livery
business together. Lynne has
son Andrew, 27, from a past relationship and the couple are also
parents to Amy, 21, and Josh, 13.
Lynne says:
Life was far simpler back in the
Seventies when I was a child.
We made our own fun.
There was less traffic on the
roads, so we felt safe hanging
around on street corners and I?d
walk home alone late at night in the
dark. I thought I was invincible
back then.
I left school at 16 with no qualifications but I managed to get a job
working as a filing clerk. I got � a
week, cash in hand.
I went to a nightclub every night
except on a Sunday when it
was shut. Life was about having
a good time and, unlike today?s
6
young girls, we didn?t feel pressure
from glamorous celebrities to
look pristine.
I loved Duran Duran and was
really into fashion. I shopped at
Chelsea Girl and bought my
make-up from Superdrug . . . the
�lipsticks. My friend made skirts
from scratch for us. We didn?t care
about designer clothes.
I remember seeing pornography
magazines on the top shelf in the
newsagents and the odd sex shop
but nothing like how liberated
things are today.
Women in pop bands wore
jeans and T-shirts, completely
different to now.
I?m relieved I grew up in an age
before social media because I?ve
seen how hard it?s been for my
daughter Amy.
Cyberbullying is a huge problem
and mobile phones have killed the
way young people communicate.
It?s a cliche, but I grew up in the
good old days.
I had my first child Andrew in my
early 20s but split with his dad
when he was 18 months old. I
raised him alone until I met Pete
and married him in 1994.
I worked full-time from when
Andrew was a year old.
Nursery cost me � a week
so I didn?t have much left. I was
26 when I married Pete.
We couldn?t afford central
heating and used dressing
gown belts for door handles.
We?ve had our livery business
for two years. We make a good
living from it and are more comfortable than we used to be.?
As for politics, I don?t think my
vote will make much of a difference. Although I should try to vote
at every election because of the
struggle women went through
to earn the right.
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@ the-sun.co.uk
The page where you tell Britain what you think
WHAT on earth?s happened to
Daniel Craig?s face? The last photo
I saw of him I had to do a triple
take as it bore no resemblance to
the Bond star I knew, pictured.
His rugged good looks were
replaced with plump and smooth
skin which changed his features. I
hope he?s not another star going
down the Botox and fillers
route.
ANNE WARD
Belfast
THERESA MAY has only
one
objective
as
Prime
Minister ? to keep her job.
Similarly,
Boris
Johnson
has only one objective
as Foreign Secretary, to get the
PM?s job. This is the worst government in living memory.
The NHS is in crisis, police are
stretched
to
breaking
point,
housing is unaffordable for many,
pay is falling below inflation and
Ministers aren?t ready for Brexit.
PAUL BURKE
Beverley, East Yorks
A RECENT survey said
motorists lose 31 hours
at a cost of �168 per
year due to hold ups
on congested roads.
What it did not say
was that due to severe
cutbacks
many
areas no longer have adequate
bus services so people have to
drive everywhere.
The knock-on effects are more
pollution, lost trade and fewer
jobs. Cutting public transport is a
false economy.
PETER JONES
Forsbrook, Staffs
HOW sad to read about the
passing of a true legend,
Dennis Edwards, pictured,
for many years lead singer
with
The
Temptations,
Motown?s
greatest
R&B
group.
BRIAN CARROLL
Flint, North Wales
Sun shines
for justice
WELL done to The
Sun for its successful campaign
to have Hyde
Park bombing prime
suspect John Downey face
justice in a civil action paid
for by legal aid.
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For too long the victims of this
evil 1982 crime have been let
down by the authorities.
I hope justice is served and
that more civil actions like this
are forthcoming in the future.
LUKE RUSSELL
Wakefield, West Yorks
SHAMEFULLY the Legal Aid
Agency refused five times to fund
a civil action by the victims?
families against IRA man John
Downey.
The agency has now caved in
because this is Britain, whose
people power harnessed to Sun
Power is formidable and must
never be underestimated.
Well done, Sun Readers and
The Sun. Bloody marvellous.
LES HOLT
Manchester
IT?S great that at last Legal Aid
have agreed to pay for this civil
action ? no doubt helped by your
newspaper?s campaign to back
the families.
It?s only fair that people should
have the right to go to court to
seek justice and challenge individual decisions taken by public
organisations that will do real
damage to their lives.
So many people get legal aid
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THE human race has done some
bad things over the centuries,
but what have we done to
deserve a Spice Girls reunion?
GARRY, East Yorks
MILITANT vegan Joey Carbstrong
should leave alone UK farmers
who breed animals purely for
the dinner table, and should
return to Australia to do something about people who kill wild
kangaroos for upmarket food.
JON, Bridlington
WHY can?t we make it that if you
are a visitor to this country you
must have health insurance?
be ?unavoidable? barriers to trade
in goods and services.
Big deal. We happen to understand that whatever ?barriers?
you impose on us will, at least,
be reciprocated.
If this is an attempt to frighten
us into tying ourselves to EU
rules and regs in perpetuity, you
will lose big time.
MICK MAY
Laindon, Essex
SO Mr Barnier has told Great
Britain that there will be tariffs
if we come out of the Customs
Union. Why doesn?t David Davis
tell him tariffs work both ways?
Although the 27 other countries
are supposed to be together let?s
see if they stay together when we
apply tariffs to their exports.
David Davis should go back to
the notion that there can be a
?no deal? exit, or is he going to
capitulate again?
Thank the Lord we have some
Cabinet ministers prepared to
stand up to the EU.
RAY BLOOMFIELD
Welling, Kent
ROGER, Berks
French
President
Charles
de
Gaulle kept us out of the Common Market for years before
finally giving in because of our
spending power.
They want us to buy their
goods
so
they
should
stop
pratting around and go for a
simple split.
SANDY SANFORD
Poole, Dorset
LOUISE COOPER
Torrington, Devon
IT?S about time we played hardball with the EU. Stop dithering,
Mrs May and be tough like they
are. If they introduce tariffs then
we do the same to their imports.
They need us more than we
need them.
WE are leaving the EU. There?s
no doubt about that. But why
can?t we just go back to the same
trading rules we had, before there
even was an EU? In the Sixties
AFTER EU talks with Brexit Secretary David Davis, EU rep
Michel Barnier?s said there would
RICHARD FARRAR
West Brompton, South West London
A REPORT finds that the number
of pubs closing has halved in the
past ten months, down to two a
day from four a day. Of course it
has. There are only a few left.
MARTYN INGHAM
Birmingham
I HAVE heard it all now.
Formula One is going to have
kids on the grids.
Do they not realise that the
kids won?t have a choice in the
matter, unlike the grid girls,
because it will be their Formula
One-loving parents that will be
putting them up to it, subjecting
them to the fumes from the
motors?
Will they be paid as much as
the girls? Or is it child exploitation?
All in all, a very bad idea.
BILL GALLUP
Hounslow West, West London
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You can concentrate and successfully complete a project that
just days ago would have looked too difficult. Jupiter
smooches with the moon to add fun and the kind of passion
that tells you love is the real deal. Yes, you want to help, but
mixing friendship and money needs to be done very carefully.
The Pluto effect draws unusual opportunities into your life and
one of them may be irresistible. The moon focuses its light on
relationships and the challenge is to believe the best of a
partner. Or if you?re single, take time to really get to know a
Scorpio friend of a friend because this could be real love.
Mercury teams up with sensible Saturn so you can turn the
quirkiest ideas into ones that make money for you and workmates. There is a powerful link between passion and food and
you could fall in love with an expert in healthy eating. Already
involved? Quiet words of affection safeguard a relationship.
The key to success is to visualise a project working out as you
want it to. When it comes to love, a relationship is ready to move
in a new direction. If you start the day single, there?s a choice
between reassuring romance or challenging passion. One
more try could capture the kind of cash prize you dream about.
Your mind is clearer and you?re ready to make decisions and do
deals that get life moving. The way you speak up for others wins
you respect. With Venus in your love zone, you learn something
new about a partner that could transform your future together
in such good ways. Luck will pay a visit to door number ?76?.
As life gets busier love could be relegated to the friendship
zone. But this love-match matters, so make time for romance. If
you?re single, when you put a face to a voice you enjoy listening
to, there?s a mutual attraction. What at first sounds like a relative?s tall tale about riches from the past could start to turn real.
Talk in a positive way about your abilities, both at work and if
you?re taking part in a contest. Think like a first-team player and
you should soon be one. As for romance, a relationship is more
committed than either of you realise. If you?re looking for new
love, it will be an adventure with a Sagittarius.
Powerful Saturn focuses on home plans and rewards your determination to find the right place to live. If you?re single, Venus
is in the most settled part of your chart and though choosing to
love someone who will be good for you sounds calculating, it
upgrades passion. Luck is extra good for ?D? names.
You can see that sometimes love means letting someone say
sorry, then moving on together. When it comes to money, going
with the decision that gives you peace of mind can feel like
you?re being too cautious ? but it could be more profitable than
you expect. Single? You meet where many people exercise.
An unexpected interest in local politics has two strands. First
you make a commitment to help a campaign. Then you meet,
and are so attracted to, one of the organisers. If you?re in a longterm relationship, re-pledging your love for each other in public
may seem over the top but is a huge success for both partners.
The sun is in your birth sign, giving you extra charisma that can
speed up your progress at work, or ensuring you make just the
right impression if you?re looking for a new job. Cash that
comes too easily can go too fast, so do make proper plans.
Love-wise, a choice between two gorgeous Leos isn?t easy.
Your mind is tuned in to make some awesome decisions to outperform the opposition. Be just as tough as you need to be but
never lose that special something. As for new love, the attraction is so immediate, when you meet for the first time, neither of
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PAGE 2 SUJIKO SOLUTION: Top line 621 middle 537 bottom 948
Two sets of clues but the
answers are the same
TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD
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42 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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Sun
THE FTSE 100
FELL 193.58
TO 7141.40
Ocado . . . moving to new things
OCADO IN
GEAR FOR
ROBO BID
OCADO yesterday raised
�4million as it attempts
to transform itself from an
online grocer.
It plans to become a
technology provider, building robot-operated warehouses for other retailers.
It issued an extra five
per cent of share capital
and will plough the proceeds into four or five
future partnerships on top
of the three deals it
signed last year.
However, heavy investment in its Andover facility
saw it post a loss of
�0,000 for 2017, compared to profits of �million a year earlier.
And the firm cautioned
underlying earnings in the
2018 financial year would
?reflect? investment costs.
Shares fell 3 per cent to
476.5p on the news.
Boss Tim Steiner told
The Sun: ?We have had a
transformational year and
invested our way into less
profitability. Interest globally is accelerating and we
want the right resources
and people in place.?
But Clive Black, of analysts SHORE CAPITAL, compared plans to ?Nasa-like
projects ? high in technological detail but one just
never sees their benefit
from Planet Earth.?
BOE JOINS
NEW CODE
THE BANK OF ENGLAND
has signed up to a global
code of conduct designed
to avoid more currency
manipulation scandals.
The move puts pressure
on UK banks to follow suit.
The new and voluntary
foreign exchange market
code was published last
year after a number of
banks were fined billions
of dollars for rigging
currency benchmarks.
The BoE yesterday published a signed ?statement
of commitment? to apply
the code in all its activities
in currency markets.
London accounts for 37
per cent of the world?s
$5trillion per day global
foreign exchange market.
LANSDOWN
BOOSTED
HARGREAVES LANSDOWN,
the financial services and
investment group, has seen
an influx of new business
following operational problems at a rival platform.
The Bristol-based firm?s
net new business surged
43 per cent to �34billion
in the six months to the
end of 2017. Assets under
management rose nine per
cent to �.1billion.
It also posted a 12 per
cent rise in pre-tax profits
to �6.9million over the
same six months.
It is thought to have lured
customers from BARCLAYS
STOCKBROKERS following
its replacement by BARCLAYS SMART INVESTOR,
which was hit by problems.
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020 7782 4050
e-mail:
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�BUYS ?1.13, US$1.39
BRENT CRUDE $67.14
Edited by TRACEY BOLES
BITCOIN ?THREAT?
BITCOIN and other cryptocurrencies are a threat
to financial stability, the
boss of the body which
represents
the
world?s
central banks warns.
Agust韓 Carstens, of the
Bank
of
International
Settlements,
condemned
Bitcoin as ?a combination
of a bubble, a Ponzi
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
OIL?S WELL AT BP
scheme and an environmental disaster?.
He added: ?If authorities do not act, cryptocurrencies could become
more interconnected with
the main financial system
and become a threat.?
Bitcoin fell below $6,000
yesterday. It hit nearly
$20,000 in December.
BP?s earnings more than
quadrupled in the fourthquarter
as
the
oil
company benefited from
higher crude prices and a
production
surge
from
new projects.
Its profits were �5billion in the fourth quarter,
compared with �8million in the same period
of 2016. Earnings soared
to �5billion for 2017 ?
up from �9billion the
year before.
Chief
executive
Bob
Dudley said 2017 had
been
?one
of
the
strongest years in BP?s
recent history? and the
group had entered 2018
?with real momentum?.
CHAIN MULLING OVER RESTRUCTURE
Looks a
struggle
at New
Look..
STRUGGLING fashion
chain NEW LOOK has
plunged into a loss
ahead of a crunch
decision on radical
restructuring.
The
retailer,
owned
by
South
African
investment group BRAIT,
yesterday
posted
a
loss before tax
of �3.5million
for the three
quarters
to
December
23
2017.
�million
in
the
same
period last year.
Store sales in the UK fell
10.7 per cent during the
period, while online sales
through New Look?s website
slumped 15 per cent.
Alistair
McGeorge,
parachuted into the role of
executive chairman last year
and charged with turning
the retailer around, said it
had
been
hit
by
heavy discounting as it cleared
stock
regarded
as too ?edgy?.
?That has not
been good for
profitability.
?Online
we
have been sell-
�3M
This was down
w
from a profit o
of
Pre-tax losses
for the three
quarters to
Dec 2017
MEAT GE
GETS CHOP
NEARLY a third of evening meals are meat-free
as Veganuary influences
grocery choices, KANTAR
WORLDPANEL has found.
Last month one in 10
shoppers bought a veggie
ready
meal,
as
sales
rocketed
15
per
cent
compared with the same
time last year.
The ?sustained interest?
in vegan and vegetarian
diets also saw purchases
of fruit and veg soar.
Spinach sales rose 43
per cent with cherries
and aubergines up by
around a quarter.
Grocery values in the
12 weeks to January 28
increased 3.4 per cent
compared with a year
before, Kantar said.
Franchise fight . . . Govia train
STAGE SET
FOR FRESH
TRAINS BID
STAGECOACH may have hit
the buffers on the East
Coast
Mainline
but
it
intends to press ahead with
a bid for a new commuter
franchise.
The South Eastern deal
up for grabs could act as a
template for future rail
operations.
Stagecoach, whose East
Coast contract is ending
early, is one of three bidders shortlisted to run the
services from Kent and
East Sussex to London.
The other contenders are
incumbent GOVIA and a
team comprising ABELLIO
TRANSPORT GROUP, EAST
JAPAN RAILWAY and MITSUI.
Final bids go in next
month.
The franchise is set to
test out a new model
which will bring both the
train operator and NETWORK RAIL together under
a single director.
ing stock at all costs. He
told the Sun that the
retailer was still considering
whether to press ahead with
a
Company
Voluntary
Arrangement (CVA).
This would put it on a
firmer financial footing by
allowing
it
to
shut
loss-making
outlets
and
secure rental reductions.
However it would require
the agreement of bond
holders.
New Look has
594 stores in the
UK and a further
313 globally.
Around
60
6
stores, or ten per
e
cent of the store
r
estate,
are
thought to be at risk of
closure
under
the
restructuring
plan.
It
employs 15,300 in the UK.
A decision will be made
on the CVA in the next few
weeks. An alternative is to
secure
rent
reductions
through conversations with
individual landlords.
Mr McGeorge added: ?I
want to broaden our appeal
and deliver fashions that
are on trend at
great prices.?
The
spring/
summer womenswear collection
will be nine per
cent
cheaper
than last year?s
offering.
1Th5e ,300
number
people Newof
Look employs
in the UK
CLOSING PRICES
A selection of last night?s
FTSE closing prices:
BARCLAYS down 4.86 at
189.06
BP down 7 at 475
CENTRICA down 3.25 at
124.1
HSBC down 22.8 at 727
LLOYDS down 1.94 at 66.17
M&S down 3.9 at 289.1
MORRISONS down 4.1 at
213.6
RBS down 7.3 at 274.4
ROYAL MAIL down 4.4 at
508.4
SAINSBURY?S down 6.2
at 237.2
TESCO up 1.15 at 199.9
Full share prices in
Saturday?s paper.
NET RAIL
BOSS EXIT
MARK Carne, the chief
executive of NETWORK RAIL,
will retire this summer
after a tumultuous four
years heading up the operator of railway infrastructure.
The former oil executive
took over Network Rail in
January 2014.
He has spent the past
few years attempting to
overhaul the group and
improve its finances.
But progress has been
slow despite successes such
as the completion of London Bridge station.
His replacement will be
appointed before Network
Rail?s next five-year regulatory control period, which
begins in April 2019.
A BIT BAD-COCK
OUTSOURCING
giant
BABCOCK INTERNATIONAL
has warned of lower than
expected full-year sales.
Its
admission
comes
amid tough times in oil
and gas and a slowdown
in defence contracts.
The MoD?s biggest contractor says it will earn
�3billion to �4billion ?
two per cent below fore-
casts. But its short-term
bid pipeline has risen to
�.5billion. It has a tenyear deal to supply the
SELLAFIELD nuclear site
with handling and containment systems.
Its ROYAL AUSTRALIAN
NAVY services deal is
worth �5million. LIBERUM analysts called its
bid position ?reassuring?.
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BROMFIELD ?NATIONAL HUNT? NOVICES? HURDLE
(Class 4); winner �809; 2m.
(15 runners)
1
32-2213 SOLOMON GREY 43 (D) D Skelton 6-11-9 ........................... H Skelton l99
2
8-08 COURT DUTY 32 J Flint 6-11-3 ................................................. R T Dunne ?
3
14-6 DOUX PRETENDER 49 N Henderson 5-11-3............................... N Fehily ?
4
9 FIRE AHEAD 12 I Williams 5-11-3................................................ D Crosse ?
5
0P LAKE WASHINGTON 22 V Williams 5-11-3 ............................ A P Cawley ?
6
P2-974 LISSYCASEY 28 S Lewis 5-11-3............................................ M Hamill (5) 87
7
F/PP-P MIDNIGHT FRENSI 9 M S Wilesmith 9-11-3................. Mr J M Ridley (7) ?
8
9P79 SARTENE?S SON 32 N Twiston-Davies 5-11-3 ........... S Twiston-Davies 72
9
528 TOTTERDOWN 43 (H) R Phillips 7-11-3 ............................... D Hiskett (5) ?
10
26P AM I APPROPRIATE 77 B Pauling 5-10-10.................................. D Jacob ?
11
9 BELLE?S SPIRIT 48 R Dickin 5-10-10............................................ C Poste ?
12
7007 GLOI 20 Mrs D Hamer 7-10-10.................................................... T Bellamy ?
13
475-05 LADY VITESSE 20 (H) M Keighley 5-10-10 ............................. H Stock (7) ?
14
5-4F VALDAS PRINCESS 49 O Sherwood 6-10-10.............................. L Aspell ?
15
P MONSIEUR LECOQ 59 N Williams 4-10-7 ................................ E Kelly (3) ?
BETTING: 11-8 Solomon Grey, 7-4 Doux Pretender, 12 Am I Appropriate, 14 Valdas
Princess, 20 Lissycasey, Monsieur Lecoq, Lady Vitesse, Totterdown
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
2.10
GREG WATSON?S HALF CENTURY NOVICES? CHASE
(4); value to the winner �588; 2m.
(6 runners)
1
25B-011 DRUMCLIFF 18 (T;D) H Fry 7-11-10 .................................... N P Madden 78
2
221P-12 TREE OF LIBERTY 21 (CD) K Lee 6-11-4 .......................... Jamie Moore 83
3
/31P1-3 COPAIN DE CLASSE 95 (BF) P Nicholls 6-10-12 ... S Twiston-Davies l99
4
/9888-0 SHININSTAR 99 J Groucott 9-10-12......................................... L Edwards ?
5
F-854F8 THE LION MAN 48 R Dickin 8-10-12 ............................................. C Poste ?
6
0556-P6 OVER TO MIDNIGHT 22 Lady S Brooke 8-10-5.......... Miss L Brooke (7) ?
BETTING: 11-8 Drumcliff, 7-4 Tree Of Liberty, 9-4 Copain De Classe, 66 Shininstar,
Over To Midnight, 100 The Lion Man
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
hcap ch (3) �747 good).
DRUMCLIFF (11-5) 11-4 led on bit 3
out, clear run-in, easily bt Russbor- SHININSTAR (10-12) 200-1 weakened
after 3 out, 10th of 12 (btn 24l) to
ough (10-3) 12l (7 ran) (Ascot 2m 3f
Whatmore (11-4) (Bangor 2m 1f nov
amat hcap ch (3) �608 soft).
hdle (4) �249 good).
TREE OF LIBERTY (11-2) 5-2 hit 4 out,
jumped left next, no chance with THE LION MAN (10-0) 20-1 weakened
4 out, 8th of 16 (btn 28l) to Triopas
easy winner, btn 10l by Saint
(11-4) (Towcester 3m hcap hdle (5)
Calvados (11-8) (4 ran) (Newbury 2m
�249 good to soft).
nov hcap ch (1) �343 soft).
COPAIN DE CLASSE (11-4) 3-1 fav OVER TO MIDNIGHT (10-5) 33-1
weakened 2 out, 6th of 10 (btn 34l)
one pace between last 2, no impresto Carole?s Vigilante (11-5) (Hereford
sion with front pair, 3rd of 8 (btn 6l)
21/2m mdn hdle (5) �639 soft).
to Benatar (12-0) (Ascot 2m 3f nov
2.40
MICHAEL LUMSDEN MEMORIAL TROPHY MARES?
HANDICAP HURDLE (3); �837; 2m 5f. (12 runners)
1
U4-1U22 SAINTE LADYLIME 18 (D) K Bailey 7-11-12........................ M Hamill (5) 92
2
11-2184 BRILLARE MOMENTO 32 (D) M Keighley 7-11-12 ........... A Coleman l99
3
8-1311F WHATZDJAZZ 158 (D) D Skelton 6-11-7 ................................. H Skelton 97
4
18212-7 REJAAH 29 (T;C) N Hawke 6-11-3........................................ D G Noonan 89
5
8120-1F LAMANVER ODYSSEY 53 (T;D) H Fry 6-11-3 ............................ N Fehily 96
6
25-3314 MOLLY CHILDERS 53 (D) S Edmunds 6-10-13 .............. Joshua Moore 95
7
2-242U4 OSCAR ROSE 29 (BF) F O?Brien 6-10-10 ............................... P Brennan 98
8
1314-41 WAR CREATION 39 (C) N Henderson 6-10-9 .................. N De Boinville 95
9
28-6146 MONAR ROSE 67 (H,T) B Case 6-10-9....................................... D Jacob 94
10
6153 FAIRY POL 49 H Oliver 5-10-8................................................. J M Davies 85
11
7-1431 CHILLI FILLI 49 (CD) H Daly 5-10-6 ........................................... A Tinkler 89
12
0726P- VIVANT 410 (TH) H Fry 5-10-4 ............................................... N P Madden ?
BETTING: 4 War Creation, 5 Sainte Ladylime, 6 Oscar Rose, 8 Chilli Filli, Whatzdjazz, Brillare Momento, 10 Lamanver Odyssey, 12 Vivant, Fairy Pol
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 8 abd abd 1
2017: Tara View 6-11-9 W Hutchinson 11-4 Fav (A King), 7 ran.
SAINTE LADYLIME (11-0) 8-1 in
touch, never any chance with easy
winner, btn 16l by La Bague Au Roi
(11-4) (5 ran) (Ascot 2m 7f hdle Grd
2 (1) �,475 soft).
WHATZDJAZZ fell latest, earlier (10-9)
7-4 fav led narrowly 2 out, not fluent
last, ran on well flat, bt Guitar Pete
(11-9) 41/2l (8 ran) (Market Rasen 2m
5f hcap hdle (2) �,261 good).
REJAAH (11-9) 20-1 outpaced 3 out, 7th
of 8 (btn 23l) to Canelie (11-2) (Taunton 2m 3f hcap hdle (3) �058 soft).
LAMANVER ODYSSEY fell latest, earlier (10-0) 6-1 led 2 out, stayed on
well, bt Midnight Tune (10-0) 2 1 / 4l
(10 ran) (Wincanton 2m 5f hcap hdle
(2) �,640 soft).
MOLLY CHILDERS (10-7) 14-1 stayed
on same pace, 4th of 13 (btn 10l) to
Momella (11-7) BRILLARE MOMENTO (11-10) 8-1 one pace, 8th (btn
21l) LAMANVER ODYSSEY (10-13)
15-2 behind when fell 2 out, OSCAR
3.15
FORM
ROSE (10-5) 7-1 hampered and
unseated 6th, (Cheltenham 2 1 / 2m
hcap hdle (2) �,768 soft).
OSCAR ROSE (11-10) 11-2 jt fav no
impression, 4th of 16 (btn 31/4l) to
Woolstone One (11-9) (Doncaster
2m 3f hcap hdle (4) �094 soft).
WAR CREATION (11-2) 11-4 left in
lead 3rd, drew clear, bt Dulce
Panem (10-9) 6l (5 ran) (Haydock
2m 3f hcap hdle (4) �874 heavy).
MONAR ROSE (11-0) 50-1 weakened
3 out, last of 6 (btn 39l) to Dame
Rose (11-0) (Newbury 2m Listed nov
hdle (1) �,860 good to soft).
CHILLI FILLI (10-10) 7-2 led 2 out,
clear flat, bt Diva Reconce (10-10)
21/2l FAIRY POL (10-11) 28-1 stayed
on, 3rd (btn 31/2l) (12 ran) (Ludlow
2m 5f nov hdle (4) �198 soft).
VIVANT pulled up latest, earlier (10-7)
15-1 no impression, 6th of 11 (btn
21l) to Mer Et Terre (11-0) (Pau 2m
1f hdle �,294 soft).
ATTWOOD MEMORIAL TROPHY HANDICAP CHASE
(3); winner �,061; 2m 4f.
(10 runners)
1
2-44U11 TOWN PARKS 9 (D) K Lee 7-11-13(7ex) ............................ Jamie Moore 89
2
122P/1- MINELLA PRESENT 619 (H;D) N Mulholland 9-11-12................ N Fehily ?
3
11P3-U1 COLIN?S BROTHER 49 (C) N Twiston-Davies 8-11-7 ........ J Bargary (3) 94
4
413-051 CREEP DESBOIS 50 B Pauling 6-11-7........................................ D Jacob 93
5
1211364 AZZURI 18 (T) D Skelton 6-11-1 ............................................ H Skelton l99
6
114-5F3 MONSIEUR CO 43 (PH) P Nicholls 5-11-1 ................. S Twiston-Davies 86
7
U344/33 VIVACCIO 25 (C) V Williams 9-10-9 ........................................ A Coleman 97
8
424U-36 UHLAN BUTE 18 (D) V Williams 10-10-7........................... C Deutsch (3) 98
9
38-7564 DALLAS COWBOY 40 (H,T) A J Martin (Ire) 8-10-5............ D Meyler (3) 91
10 62-2F22 MIDNIGHT TARGET 20 (H,T) J Groucott 8-10-1 ................... L Edwards 85
BETTING: 7-2 Town Parks, 4 Colin?s Brother, 5 Creep Desbois, 13-2 Dallas
Cowboy, 8 Minella Present, 10 Monsieur Co, 12 Azzuri, Vivaccio
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3
2017: Pougne Bobbi 6-11-5 J McGrath 9-2 (N Henderson), 13 ran.
TEMPLEGATE
HEN HIGH FIVE
TOM PEPPER
1.40...................Solomon Grey 1.40...................Solomon Grey
2.10 ............Copain De Classe 2.10 ............Copain De Classe
2.40 .......................Oscar Rose 2.40...............Sainte Ladylime
3.15 .................Creep Desbois 3.15 .........TOWN PARKS (nap)
3.45...................Nigh Or Never 3.45 ............Esprit De Somoza
4.15 ..............................Module 4.15 ..................Wells De Lune
4.45.........Gowiththeflow (nb) 4.45.......................Kerry?s Boy
TEMPLEGATE?S TRIO: Red Indian (Fakenham) and Gowiththeflow
(double) with Copain De Classe (both Ludlow).
TOM PEPPER?S DOUBLE: Town Parks (Ludlow) and The Great Wall
(Wolverhampton). SUNRATINGS? NAP: AZZURI (3.15 Ludlow).
SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: RIGHT TOUCH (6.25 Wolverhampton).
By STEVE JONES
NICKY HENDERSON is
preparing for another
chapter of Five Go Mad
in Newbury.
The champ will have
more than a fifth of the
field for Saturday?s
Betfair Hurdle as he
attempts to win Britain?s
richest handicap hurdle
for a record sixth time.
He intends to run
Jenkins, Kayf Grace,
Lough
Derg
Spirit,
Verdana Blue and Charli
Parcs in the �0,000 race.
He said: ?They?re all in
good form. The blinkers
seem to have made the
difference to Jenkins. He
nTIC-TAC: RH, flat track of 1m 4f, with 9 fences, 250yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS:
N Henderson 31-102, P Hobbs 23-116, D Skelton 22-99, H Daly 22-121. THIS SEASON:
K Bailey 8, N Henderson 4, D Skelton 4. nTOP JOCKEYS: P Brennan 23-98, H Skelton
21-88, S Twiston-Davies 16-157, A Coleman 12-134. THIS SEASON: H Skelton 3,
Jamie Moore 2, A Tinkler 2. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Shimla Dawn (4.15) trained at
Stittenham. Round trip of 364 miles. nTRICAST: 2.40, 3.15 nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND
OP: Brillare Momento, Monar Rose (2.40). nLIVE ON RUK
GOOD TO SOFT (8am inspection)
TOWN PARKS (11-8) 11-4 led 2 out,
clear last, bt Silverhow (10-13) 41/2l
(5 ran) (Hereford 2m 5f nov Limited
hcap ch (3) �,260 soft).
MINELLA PRESENT (11-0) 9-1 stayed
on strongly, led close home, bt Such
A Legend (10-3) 1l (13 ran) (Uttoxeter
21/2m hcap ch (2) �,245 good).
COLIN?S BROTHER (10-13) 9-4 fav
led last, clear flat, stayed on well, bt
Festive Affair (11-9) 33/4l VIVACCIO
(10-11) 3-1 stayed on towards finish,
3rd (btn 5 1 / 2l) (6 ran) (Ludlow 2m
hcap ch (2) �,204 good to soft).
CREEP DESBOIS (11-7) 6-5 fav led on
long run to finish, driven out close
home, all out bt Popelys Gull (11-8)
1l (7 ran) (Fakenham 2m 5f hcap ch
(3) �747 soft).
MONSIEUR CO (11-5) 2-1 in touch,
3.45
FORM
weakened 3 out, 3rd of 4 (btn 23l) to
Bishops Court (11-7) (Wincanton 2m
hcap ch (3) �495 heavy).
VIVACCIO (10-9) 11-2 struggling 3 out,
stayed on, 3rd of 6 (btn 14l) to Big
Jim (10-13) AZZURI (11-8) 9-2 no
impression, last (btn 35l) (Warwick
2m hcap ch (3) �747 soft).
UHLAN BUTE (10-7) 14-1 in touch,
outpaced 11th, 6th of 7 (btn 27l) to
Drumcliff (11-5) (Ascot 2m 3f amat
hcap ch (3) �608 soft).
DALLAS COWBOY (10-6) 14-1 kept on,
4th of 19 (btn 83/4l) to Spider Web
(10-3) (Leopardstown 2m 5f cond
hcap ch ?11,006 yielding to soft).
MIDNIGHT TARGET (11-0) 12-1 no
chance with winner, btn 9l by Happy
Diva (10-9) (4 ran) (Ludlow 21/2m nov
ch (3) �538 good to soft).
4.15
FEBRUARY OPEN HUNTERS? CHASE (5); value to the
winner �120; 2m 4f.
(12 runners)
1
413165- WELLS DE LUNE 379 (H,T) M Bowen 7-12-4................... Mr P Bryan (7) ?
2
-1P3P25 LINED WITH SILVER 89 H Taylor 9-12-0............................. Mr M Comley (7) 82
3
F3-226P SAM CAVALLARO 18 (P) H Brookshaw 12-12-0 ......... Mr H Nugent (5) 90
4
1-22121 DABINETT MOON 10 F Marriott 10-11-11...................... Mrs C Hardwick (3) 93
5
6P44P-P BIG WATER 10 (D) G M Davies 10-11-10........................... Mr C Price (7) ?
6
992359- DRIVE THE BUS 538 (D) B Thomas 9-11-10....... Mr C Bickers Price (7) ?
7
3/43-21 GALLOX BRIDGE 66 (T) A Wheatley 13-11-10........................ Mr J Martin (5) ?
8
16/F-1U GOT THE NAC 9 K Smyly 9-11-10.................................. Mr L Williams (5) ?
9
451-243 INVISIBLE MAN 243 (T;D) D Ralph 13-11-10.............. Miss J Banks (7) 87
10 44/4PP- MODULE 347 (BF) T R George 11-11-10 ....................... Mr N George (5) ?
11 /P23-61 SHIMLA DAWN 38 (D) C Drury 10-11-10 ........................ Miss E Todd (3) ?
12 2/F11-1 QUEEN OLIVIA 265 (H,T) V Collins 10-11-7 ............. Miss L Tickle (7) l99
BETTING: 5-2 Wells De Lune, 9-2 Module, 6 Got The Nac, 13-2 Shimla Dawn, 7
Queen Olivia, 8 Dabinett Moon, 10 Gallox Bridge, 16 Invisible Man
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 1 abd abd 1
2017: Persian Snow 11-11-5 Mr D Maxwell 5-2 Fav (P Hobbs), 13 ran.
4.45
ONIBURY MAIDEN HURDLE (4); value to the winner
�809; 2m 5f.
(14 runners)
1
08-6PP BLACK JACK JAXON 22 (PH,T) S Flook 6-11-4 .................... J M Davies ?
2
11/4-56 BLACKMILL 29 (TH) D Dennis 7-11-4 ........................ S Twiston-Davies 76
3
68 COISA BLANCO 12 J O?Neill 5-11-4....................................... K Moore (3) ?
4
1-79 EARTH STORM 29 J Barber 6-11-4 ....................................... N Scholfield ?
5
122 GOWITHTHEFLOW 49 B Pauling 5-11-4 ................................. D Jacob l99
6
P KERRY?S BOY 102 (TH) B Pauling 5-11-4.............. Mr A R Ferguson (7) ?
7
4 MIDNIGHT TROUBLE 25 N Twiston-Davies 6-11-4.............. J Savage (7) ?
8
P33 SHALAKAR 28 V Williams 5-11-4................................... Mr H Nugent (7) 89
9
55-2940 SOME AMBITION 29 (T) C Longsdon 5-11-4 ............................... J Burke ?
10 225-84F TAKE EM OUT 37 (T) T Vaughan 6-11-4..................................... A Johns 82
11
311-4 TRUCKERS LODGE 25 (BF) T R George 6-11-4 .................... A P Heskin ?
12
78 TURANGI 37 P Hobbs 6-11-4................................................... M G Nolan 97
13
3- GNARLY 318 J O?Neill 6-10-11 ................................................. A Coleman ?
14
P-595 TOUCH OF VELVETT 22 G McPherson 6-10-11 ........................ K Woods ?
BETTING: 13-8 Gowiththeflow, 5 Shalakar, 8 Turangi, Truckers Lodge, Kerry?s Boy,
10 Midnight Trouble, Take Em Out, 12 Gnarly
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 9 2 abd abd 2
2017: Town Parks 6-11-4 R Johnson 11-4 (K Lee), 10 ran.
EACH-WAY THIEF
HAVE an each-way double at Ludlow on BRILLARE
MOMENTO (2.40), who is up to this level on her best form
and TOWN PARKS (3.15) a winner at the meeting last year.
was very keen at Ascot
over 2m3f but it didn?t stop
him coming home well to
win. I was very impressed.
?Kayf Grace has a great
chance. I like Lough
Derg Spirit as well,
he ran a very good
race in the Elite
Hurdle. This has
always been his
objective.
?The ground
is important
to
Charli
Parcs.
It
might be a
worry if we got snow and
very soft ground but his
work is excellent.
?Verdana Blue has good
pace. She?ll travel very
well and she doesn?t want
to get there too soon.
?She?s a very slick
jumper.?
TOP HAT . . .
Henderson
with stable
star Altior
If I don?t win Game
Spirit I?ll eat your hat!
NICKY HENDERSON hopes ace Altior can
cap his return to fitness with victory in the
Game Spirit at Newbury on Saturday.
The trainer turned his tweed hat into a nose
bag as he cosied up to star chaser Altior at his
Seven Barrows yard yesterday.
But Henderson gave a heads up to fans of
the Champion Chase favourite, saying: ?I think
he is going to go, but I?m not going to promise.
?I did want to get another school into him.?
MARGARET LEWINGTON BIRTHDAY JUVENILE HURDLE
(4); 4-y-o; winner �938; 2m.
(9 runners)
1
51 ESPRIT DE SOMOZA 26 (D) N Williams 11-4...................... E Kelly (3) l99
2
30R BLACKJACKTENNESSEE 35 (HH) S Flook 10-12 .............. D G Noonan ?
3
HELF F121 (TH) O Greenall 10-12 ............................................. H Skelton ?
4
NEVER A WORD F53 (TH) O Greenall 10-12 .......................... R T Dunne ?
5
722 NIGH OR NEVER 22 (B,T) R Curtis 10-12 ............................. A Coleman 93
6
5625 OUTCROP 27 (H) J Candlish 10-12............................................ S Quinlan ?
7
P72 TITAN 15 (T) O Greenall 10-12................................................. D England 92
8
57 KESTREL VALLEY 35 (HH) M Sheppard 10-5................ S Sheppard (3) ?
9
556 MIRZAM 28 T Symonds 10-5.................................................... J M Davies ?
BETTING: 5-4 Esprit De Somoza, 2 Nigh Or Never, 11-2 Titan, 10 Outcrop, 20 Helf,
25 Never A Word, Mirzam, 50 Kestrel Valley, Blackjacktennessee
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Master Blueyes 10-12 W Hutchinson 2-5 Fav (A King), 12 ran.
Fair chance of sixth win
CHELMSFORD
1.55
GOING: STANDARD
TEMPLEGATE
NOVICE STAKES (Class 5); winner
�464; 1m 2f.
(3 runners)
1.55.................................................Dragon Mall
2.25 ..................................................Innstigator
3.00....................................................La Fortuna
3.30.....................................................Volturnus
4.00........................................Excellent George
4.30 ......................................Touch The Clouds
1 (3) 0-35 DRAGON MALL 11 (H;C) D Simcock 5-9-9. J Spencer
2 (2) 15- EYES ON ASHA 161 K Ryan 4-9-4 .................. K Stott
3 (1) 36-6 OCEANUS 7 (D) J Feilden 4-9-2 ............. S Birkett (3)
Dragon Mall l 99.
4-7 Dragon Mall, 2 Eyes On Asha, 10 Oceanus
2.25
HANDICAP (7); winner �264;
7f.
(10 runners)
TOM PEPPER
1 (4) 2647 TASAABOQ 2 (B,E,T;BF) P McEntee 7-9-9 ..... N Currie (5)
2 (10) -683 MOSSY?S LODGE 5 (B) A Carson 5-9-9 .... W Carson
3 (3) 0-58 LITTLE MISS TANGO 5 (PH) R Teal 4-9-8 .. M Godwin (3)
4 (8) 49-5 INNSTIGATOR 4 R J Smith 4-9-7.......... P Bradley (5)
5 (2) 09-8 ENCAPSULATED 14 (C) R Ingram 8-9-5 ......... R Ingram (5)
6 (5) 9-84 STOPDWORLDNLETMEOF 9 D Flood 4-9-5 ... J P Spencer
7 (1) 568- HARVEST RANGER 47 (VH) M Appleby 4-9-5 K Shoemark
8 (7) 0-98 SUNSET BOUNTY 12 (P) J Feilden 4-9-5 ......... S Birkett (3)
9 (9) 879- MIMRAM 133 D Ivory 3-8-7........................... K O?Neill
10(6) 5-96 RUNTHATBYMEAGAIN 11 I Williams 3-8-2 ..R Walsh (7)
1.55 ..............................................Eyes On Asha
2.25............................................Mossy?s Lodge
3.00....................................................Mighty Zip
3.30.............................................................Enola
4.00...................................................Dutiful Son
4.30 ........................................Muthraab Aldaar
Mossy?s Lodge l 99, Mimram 98, Tasaaboq 97.
nTIC-TAC: LH Polytrack, mile round, chutes at 7f and 1m starts,
2f run-in. nDRAW: Little effect. nTRAINERS: S C Williams 32203, D M Simcock 30-144, M Appleby 30-300, J Osborne 23-171.
THIS SEASON: M Appleby 2, D Ivory 2. nJOCKEYS: J P
Spencer 16-96, W Carson 15-157, A Jones 12-110, J Mitchell 12100. THIS SEASON: N Currie 3. nLONGEST TRAVELLER:
Helium (3.30), Lord Franklin (3.30), Pack It In (4.30); 462 miles.
nTRICAST: 2.25, 3.00, 3.30, 4.30 nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND
OP: Eyes On Asha (1.55), Mimram (2.25). nLIVE ON ATR
5-2 Tasaaboq, 11-4 Mossy?s Lodge, 5 Stopdworldnletmeof,
10 Innstigator, 12 Little Miss Tango
3.00
1 (2)
2 (12)
3 (10)
4 (5)
5 (4)
6 (6)
7 (8)
8 (11)
9 (3)
10(9)
11(7)
12(1)
HANDICAP (7); winner �264;
6f.
(12 runners)
8-70 MIGHTY ZIP 23 (P;CD) L Williamson 6-9-12...R Da Silva
7-34 ROY?S LEGACY 20 (C) S A Harris 9-9-10 . C Bennett (3)
8-43 FIRESNAKE 17 (P;CD) L Williamson 5-9-8.. G Malune (7)
448- SIR HARRY COLLINS 48 (BH,TH) M Appleby 4-9-7. K Shoemark
-760 JUSTICE ROCK 14 (T;CD) P McEntee 5-9-7 .... N Currie (5)
5-68 LA FORTUNA 12 (T) C Wallis 5-9-5............ W Carson
8-95 GO CHARLIE 9 (H) L Williamson 7-9-5......... K Baker (7)
09-7 SHE?S ZOFF 4 L Williamson 4-9-5 ..........J Watson (7)
460- LITTLE CUPCAKE 204 (D) D P Quinn 7-9-5 D Brock
05-8 CELERITY 6 (P) L Williamson 4-9-5 .... M Monaghan (3)
009- DOUBLE DUTCH 200 J Butler 4-9-5..............R Havlin
68-0 PAMMI 18 A Carson 3-8-4..................... N Garbutt (3)
Mighty Zip l 99, Sir Harry Collins 98, Firesnake 97.
4 Roy?s Legacy, 9-2 Firesnake, 5 La Fortuna, 6 Sir Harry
Collins, 7 Justice Rock, 10 Double Dutch, 12 Mighty Zip
3.30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
(6)
(4)
(2)
(7)
(8)
(3)
(5)
(1)
HANDICAP (6); winner �493;
1m 6f.
(8 runners)
4-43 GO ON GAL 6 J Feilden 5-9-9....................... S Birkett (3)
9-46 LORD FRANKLIN 4 A Crook 9-9-7......... P Dennis (3)
66-6 ENOLA 20 (P) A Murphy 4-9-4 ............... K Shoemark
7-34 TOO MANY SHOTS 6 J Best 4-9-2 ......... N Currie (5)
/6-8 HELIUM 11 A Dunn 13-9-1 ..................... J Watson (7)
40-4 VOLTURNUS 25 (PH) J Osborne 4-8-12 .... J P Spencer
4-34 REASON TO BELIEVE 13 D Bridgwater 4-8-9. H Doyle
9-69 KWIKSTEP 14 (B) A Brown 4-8-9 .................. D Brock
Volturnus l 99, Enola 98, Reason To Believe 97.
11-4 Too Many Shots, 3 Go On Gal, 4 Enola, 6 Volturnus, 7
Reason To Believe, 12 Helium, 16 Lord Franklin
4.00
1
2
3
4
5
6
(5)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(1)
(6)
HANDICAP (4); winner �757;
6f.
(6 runners)
-512 CAPTAIN LARS 5 (BH;CD) A Watson 9-9-7.............. E Greatrex
71-3 EXCELLENT GEORGE 33 (T;CD) S Williams 6-9-6 . A Jones (3)
8-15 DUTIFUL SON 12 (CD) E Owen 8-9-4 ......C Noble (5)
-610 TAVENER 22 (P;BF,D) D C Griffiths 6-9-2... M Dwyer
7-71 DUKE COSIMO 7 (D) M Herrington 8-8-7......... P Dennis (3)
-316 BERNIE?S BOY 7 (P) P McEntee 5-8-5 ........ N Currie (5)
Duke Cosimo l 99, Excellent George 98, Captain Lars 97.
11-4 Captain Lars, 3 Duke Cosimo, 4 Excellent George
4.30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
(9)
(1)
(5)
(7)
(8)
(3)
(6)
(4)
(2)
HANDICAP (6); winner �493;
1m.
(9 runners)
0-08 PACK IT IN 20 (P) A Dunn 5-9-8 .............. C Noble (5)
70-0 CADEAUX BOXER 22 (H) L Carter 5-9-8 ... K Shoemark
06-3 MUTHRAAB ALDAAR 25 (BF) J Boyle 5-9-7 . J Mitchell
40-8 RATTLE ON 13 (D) J Boyle 5-9-4 ......... C Bennett (3)
2-41 TOUCH THE CLOUDS 18 (CD) W Stone 7-8-12.. H Doyle
7-07 OK BY ME 5 I Williams 4-8-11 ....................E Greatrex
26-9 DUKES MEADOW 12 (CD) R Ingram 7-8-10. R Ingram (5)
2-04 LIMERICK LORD 20 (P;D) J Feilden 6-8-7..... S Birkett (3)
34-0 QUEEN MOON 13 (BH) A Balding 4-8-7..... M Dwyer
Pack It In l 99, Rattle On 98, Dukes Meadow 97.
3 Touch The Clouds, 7-2 Muthraab Aldaar, 6 Limerick Lord
1GM
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WOLVERHAMPTON
HEAVY, SOFT IN PLACES (7am inspection)
FAKENHAM
2.00
SHADWELL SUPPORTS RACING TO SCHOOL MAIDEN
HURDLE (Class 5); winner �444; 2m. (6 runners)
1
0-890 ECHNATON 26 (H) L Wadham 5-11-5................................... M Tissier (7) ?
2
HECTON BAY L Jewell 7-11-5..................................................... T Cannon ?
3
5 LORD NAPIER 24 P Bowen 5-11-5............................................. S Bowen 88
4
3 ST PATRICK?S DAY F20 (V) J R Jenkins 6-11-5...................... B J Powell ?
5
7 BY RAIL 25 (H) N Littmoden 4-10-9 ............................................ J Quinlan ?
6
2 SWAFFHAM BULBECK 13 Olly Murphy 4-10-9.................. R Johnson l99
BETTING: 1-2 Swaffham Bulbeck, 3 Lord Napier, 8 By Rail, 16 Hecton Bay, 50 Echnaton
2.30
LYCETTS RACEDAY FRIDAY 16TH FEB HANDICAP
CHASE (4); winner �108; 3m.
(5 runners)
1
23P1314 MORE THAN LUCK 16 (P,T) O Murphy 7-12-2 ................. F Gregory (7) 85
2
P-1PPP7 ROYALS AND REBELS 73 (B,T) C Mann 8-11-12 ................ G Sheehan 98
3
3723P1P LITTLE WINDMILL 16 (BH;C) N King 8-11-9 ............. Mr J Andrews (7) 89
4 3P3U3P2 TALK OF THE SOUTH 13 (BF) P Henderson 9-11-1......... T J O?Brien l99
5
211/632 GLOBAL DOMINATION 26 (P;BF,C,D) C Bailey 10-10-6 ........ S Bowen 97
BETTING: 11-8 More Than Luck, 9-4 Talk Of The South, 7-2 Little Windmill
3.05
CHELTENHAM GUIDE ATTHERACES.COM/CHELTENHAM
HANDICAP HURDLE (3); �,007; 2m 7f. (5 runners)
1
312-233 RED INDIAN 25 B Pauling 6-11-12 ............................................. D Bass l99
2
0-33B92 THEO?S CHARM 17 N Gifford 8-11-12 ................................. J Bowen (3) 97
3
21-5582 APPLESANDPIERRES 11 (P) D Skelton 10-11-3 ............ B Andrews (3) 98
4
523-P32 PRINCETON ROYALE 12 (PH;D) N King 9-11-1....................... T Whelan ?
5
UUP-P82 ROCK OF LEON 10 (D) P Kirby 7-10-0.......................................... A Nicol 85
BETTING: 5-4 Red Indian, 9-4 Applesandpierres, 9-2 Theo?s Charm, 8 Princeton Royale
FORM
TOFTREES MARES? HANDICAP HURDLE (4); value to
the winner �809; 2m 4f.
(6 runners)
1
25937-2 GOODGIRLTERESA 85 (T) N Mulholland 8-11-12 ..................... J Best l99
2
2-B709P GI JAYNE 113 (T) D Skelton 7-11-9 .................................. B Andrews (3) 85
3
-550504 BEYEH 16 (D) M Appleby 10-11-4 ........................................... B Frost (3) 98
4
36-4773 NORTHERN GIRL 23 P Kirby 5-11-1 ............................................. A Nicol 95
5
210934- MONEYSTOWN 301 L Jewell 8-10-11........................................ T Cannon ?
6
7-98641 BISOUBISOU 16 (P,T;CD) O Murphy 6-10-7.......................... R Johnson 97
BETTING: 11-8 Bisoubisou, 10-3 Goodgirlteresa, 5 Northern Girl, 7 Beyeh, 8 Gi Jayne
TOM PEPPER
2.00.......................Lord Napier
2.30...............More Than Luck
3.05...................Theo?s Charm
3.35.................................Beyeh
4.05 .....................Mondo Cane
4.35.................................Kaloci
nTIC-TAC: Left-handed, undulating, tight track of 1m, with 6 fences to a circuit and a
250yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS: L Wadham 21-74, D Skelton 16-56, N Mulholland
15-49, N King 13-78. THIS SEASON: O Murphy 12, N King 5, L Wadham 4. nTOP JOCKEYS: R Johnson 15-56, J Quinlan 8-96, T Whelan 8-71, T J O?Brien 7-41. THIS SEASON:
R Johnson 7, T Whelan 4, F Gregory 3. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Lord Napier (2.00);
678 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Gi Jayne (3.35). nLIVE ON ATR
4.05
SHEREFORD HANDICAP CHASE (5); value to the
winner �809; 2m 5f.
(7 runners)
1
59-64U1 WOOD PIGEON 16 (P;CD) O Murphy 9-11-12....................... R Johnson 86
2
PP-463U MONDO CANE 16 (P;D) C Pogson 11-11-9 ............................. A Pogson 97
3
98-534F TOWER OF ALLEN 16 A Hales 7-11-4.................................. H Bannister 98
4
431255P RAISING HOPE 98 (T) P Henderson 9-10-2....................... T J O?Brien l99
5
9667-PP KOSTAQUARTA 17 (P,T) M Gillard 11-10-2................... T Cheesman (5) ?
6
764PP23 WISH IN A WELL 16 (B;CD) B Case 9-10-0........................... G Sheehan 85
7
550P/PU DOUGALSTAR 16 (P) J Candlish 9-10-0............................... R McLernon ?
BETTING: 4-6 Wood Pigeon, 7 Tower Of Allen, Wish In A Well, 8 Mondo Cane
4.35
8) (7 ran) (Uttoxeter 21/2m hcap hdle
RED INDIAN (11-1) 8-1 one pace, 3rd
(2) �384 heavy).
of 16 (btn 23/4l) to William Henry (117) (Kempton 2m 5f Listed hcap hdle PRINCETON ROYALE (11-6) 13-2 no
impression, btn 10l by Pougne
(1) �,628 soft).
Bobbi (11-12) (5 ran) (Huntingdon
THEO?S CHARM (11-7) 2-1 btn 41/2l by
21/2m hcap ch (3) �747 soft).
Fourth Act (10-7) (5 ran) (Fontwell
ROCK OF LEON (11-0) 7-2 held, btn
23/4m hcap hdle (3) �077 heavy).
31/2l by Ascendant (11-5) (7 ran) (SedAPPLESANDPIERRES (11-0) 14-1 led
1
gefield 21/2m sell hdle (5) �119 soft).
flat, stayed on, btn /2l by Yalltari (10-
3.35
TEMPLEGATE
2.00..........Swaffham Bulbeck
2.30...............More Than Luck
3.05.............RED INDIAN (nap)
3.35........................Bisoubisou
4.05 ....................Wood Pigeon
4.35 .........................Rio Quinto
RAYNHAM NOVICES? HURDLE (4); value to the
winner �809; 2m 4f.
(4 runners)
1
3-2012 RIO QUINTO 16 (BF,CD) O Murphy 5-11-10....................... R Johnson l99
2
-478R21 THE LINKSMAN 37 (C) S England 6-11-10 ............................. J England 76
3
5-3131 KALOCI 15 S Edmunds 6-11-3 ................................................. C Gethings ?
4
5833-53 POTTERS SAPPHIRE 26 (B) L Wadham 5-10-11 .................. T J O?Brien ?
BETTING: 4-5 Rio Quinto, 9-4 Kaloci, 4 The Linksman, 16 Potters Sapphire
TEMPLEGATE?S TOP TIPS
brave and back RED INDIAN (nap) in Fakenham?s
H BE
3.05. He ran a belter when third in the Lanzarote ? a
place in front of Saturday?s big winner Topofthegame. The
step up to three miles will be ideal.
GOWITHTHEFLOW (4.45 Ludlow, nb) has chased home
some smart novices in his two hurdles starts.
COPAIN DE CLASSE (2.10 Ludlow, treble) made a
promising chase debut when third behind Benatar at
Ascot. He should develop into a useful horse over fences.
H
H
ABC: C-Chelmsford, F-Fakenham, L-Ludlow, W-Wolverhampton
Am I Appropriate 1.40L
American Patrol 7.25W
Applesandpierres 3.05F
Azzuri 3.15L
Barracuda Boy 6.25W
Bassino 7.25W
Belle?s Spirit 1.40L
Bernie?s Boy 4.00C
Beyeh 3.35F
Big Water 4.15L
Bisoubisou 3.35F
Black Jack Jaxon 4.45L
Blackjacktennessee 3.45L
Blackmill 4.45L
Blackthorn Stick 7.25W
Bop It 8.25W
Brigadoon 5.25W
Brillare Momento 2.40L
Broadhaven Honey 8.25W
Brockey Rise 5.55W
By Rail 2.00F
Cadeaux Boxer 4.30C
Captain Lars 4.00C
Celerity 3.00C
Chilli Filli 2.40L
Circling Vultures 6.55W
Cockney Boy 6.55W
Coillte Cailin 7.55W
Coisa Blanco 4.45L
Colin?s Brother 3.15L
Copain De Classe 2.10L
Court Duty 1.40L
Creep Desbois 3.15L
Critical Thinking 7.25W
Custard The Dragon 6.25W
Dabinett Moon 4.15L
Daily Trader 5.25W
Dallas Cowboy 3.15L
Double Dutch 3.00C
Dougalstar 4.05F
Dougan 6.25W
Doux Pretender 1.40L
Dragon Mall 1.55C
Dreams Of Glory 8.25W
Drive The Bus 4.15L
Drumcliff 2.10L
Duke Cosimo 4.00C
Dukes Meadow 4.30C
Dutiful Son 4.00C
Earth Storm 4.45L
Echnaton 2.00F
Encapsulated 2.25C
Enola 3.30C
Esprit De Somoza 3.45L
Eternalist 8.25W
Excellent George 4.00C
Exchequer 6.25W
Eyes On Asha 1.55C
Fairy Flute 5.25W
Fairy Pol 2.40L
Final Attack 6.55W
Fire Ahead 1.40L
Firesnake 3.00C
G Eye Joe 5.55W
Gallox Bridge 4.15L
Gealach Ghorm 7.55W
Gi Jayne 3.35F
Global Domination 2.30F
Gloi 1.40L
Gnarly 4.45L
Go Charlie 3.00C
Go On Gal 3.30C
Goodgirlteresa 3.35F
Got The Nac 4.15L
Gowiththeflow 4.45L
Haabis 6.55W
Harvest Ranger 2.25C
Hayadh 6.25W
Hecton Bay 2.00F
Helf 3.45L
Helium 3.30C
House Of Cards 4.55W
Idol Deputy 6.55W
Inn The Bull 5.25W
Innstigator 2.25C
Invisible Man 4.15L
Jan?s Joy 5.55W
Jock Talk 6.55W
John Caesar 7.25W
Joyful Dream 7.25W
Justice Rock 3.00C
Kaloci 4.35F
Kelly?s Dino 7.55W
Kerry?s Boy 4.45L
Kestrel Valley 3.45L
King Crimson 8.25W
Kostaquarta 4.05F
Krystallite 8.25W
Kwikstep 3.30C
Kyllukey 8.25W
La Fortuna 3.00C
Lady Vitesse 1.40L
Lake Washington 1.40L
Lamanver Odyssey 2.40L
Laqab 7.55W
Lesanti 7.25W
Limerick Lord 4.30C
Lined With Silver 4.15L
Lissycasey 1.40L
Little Cupcake 3.00C
Little Miss Tango 2.25C
Little Windmill 2.30F
Living Leader 6.55W
Lord Franklin 3.30C
Lord Murphy 6.55W
Lord Napier 2.00F
Madame Jo Jo 5.55W
Maratha 7.55W
Mickey 6.25W
Midnight Frensi 1.40L
Midnight Target 3.15L
Midnight Trouble 4.45L
Mighty Zip 3.00C
Mimram 2.25C
Minella Present 3.15L
Mirzam 3.45L
Module 4.15L
Molly Childers 2.40L
Monar Rose 2.40L
Mondo Cane 4.05F
Moneystown 3.35F
Monsieur Co 3.15L
Monsieur Lecoq 1.40L
Monsieur Mel 4.55W
More Than Luck 2.30F
Mossy?s Lodge 2.25C
Mr Snoozy 5.25W
Mujassam 6.25W
Muthraab Aldaar 4.30C
Mystikana 5.25W
Never A Word 3.45L
Nigh Or Never 3.45L
Nonios 7.55W
Northern Girl 3.35F
Now Children 7.55W
Oceanus 1.55C
Ok By Me 4.30C
Oscar Rose 2.40L
Outcrop 3.45L
Over To Midnight 2.10L
Pack It In 4.30C
Pammi 3.00C
Pipers Piping 7.25W
Point North 8.25W
Potters Sapphire 4.35F
Princeton Royale 3.05F
Queen Moon 4.30C
Queen Olivia 4.15L
Raising Hope 4.05F
Rattle On 4.30C
Ravenhoe 7.25W
Reason To Believe 3.30C
Red Indian 3.05F
Red Stripes 8.25W
Rejaah 2.40L
Rickyroadboy 4.55W
Right Touch 6.25W
Rio Quinto 4.35F
Rivas Rose Marie 4.55W
Rock Of Leon 3.05F
Rock Of Monaco 7.25W
Rolling Dice 6.55W
Roundabout Magic 8.25W
Roy?s Legacy 3.00C
Royal Hall 7.25W
Royals And Rebels 2.30F
Run With Pride 8.25W
Runthatbymeagain 2.25C
Rusty Blade 5.55W
Sainte Ladylime 2.40L
Salty Sugar 5.55W
Sam Cavallaro 4.15L
Sartene?s Son 1.40L
Satchville Flyer 7.25W
Shalakar 4.45L
Shanghai Elastic 4.55W
She?s Zoff 3.00C
Shimla Dawn 4.15L
Shininstar 2.10L
Shudbeme 6.55W
Sir Harry Collins 3.00C
Sir Lancelott 6.55W
Sitsi 5.55W
Solomon Grey 1.40L
Some Ambition 4.45L
Spirit Of Gondree 7.25W
Spring Romance 5.55W
St Patrick?s Day 2.00F
Steel Helmet 6.55W
Stopdworldnletmeof 2.25C
Storm Doris 5.55W
Sunset Bounty 2.25C
Swaffham Bulbeck 2.00F
Swiss Belle 4.55W
Takbeer 5.25W
Take Em Out 4.45L
Talk Of The South 2.30F
Tasaaboq 2.25C
Tavener 4.00C
Temeraire 4.55W
Tha?ir 7.55W
The Great Wall 6.25W
The Linksman 4.35F
The Lion Man 2.10L
Theo?s Charm 3.05F
Three Star General 5.25W
Titan 3.45L
Too Many Shots 3.30C
Top Offer 6.55W
Totterdown 1.40L
Touch Of Velvett 4.45L
Touch The Clouds 4.30C
Tower Of Allen 4.05F
Town Parks 3.15L
Tree Of Liberty 2.10L
Trotter 4.55W
Truckers Lodge 4.45L
Turangi 4.45L
Twin Appeal 6.25W
Uhlan Bute 3.15L
Unforgiving Minute 6.25W
Valdas Princess 1.40L
Vivaccio 3.15L
Vivant 2.40L
Volturnus 3.30C
War Creation 2.40L
Wediddodontwe 4.55W
Welliesinthewater 6.25W
Wells De Lune 4.15L
Whatzdjazz 2.40L
Willyegolassiego 5.25W
Wish In A Well 4.05F
Wood Pigeon 4.05F
nSUNDERLAND: 6.22 Long Lost Friend
(1-2-5) 6.38 Ballysax Enda (nb) (1-2-4) 6.56
Lisnakill Paudie (3-2-5) 7.11 Bardic Bonita
(3-5-1) 7.26 Mill Martha (4-1-5) 7.42 Bet
Like Jerry (2-6-4) 7.58 Fairholme View
(nap) (1-3-6) 8.13 Ballymac Lomax (3-2-4)
8.28 Chizzy Boo Boo (6-3-5) 8.43 Starcash
Raz (2-5-6) 8.58 Hardwick Adomah (5-1-6)
9.14 Cu Sith Clash (6-3-4)
nPETERBOROUGH: 6.48 Jet Set Julie (26-3) 7.06 Time To Rise (2-6-5) 7.22
Lynnway Wizard (4-3-2) 7.37 Feora Speedy
(6-5-1) 7.52 Ballymac Jingle (2-6-5) 8.07
Coolemount View (nap) (3-4-5) 8.22 Can
Do (nb) (2-1-6) 8.37 Shanless Frank (5-3-1)
8.51 Deja Diablo (3-1-4) 9.07 Stonepark
Sean (6-4-1) 9.22 Donegal Rumble (2-5-4)
9.37 Ring For Jimmy (3-5-1)
RESULTS
nNOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Hollygate Star 9-4
(5-4-6 BAGS F �.94 TC �.50). 11.19
Maisies Princess 6-4f (6-4-3 �.28 TC
�.30). 11.34 Alfies Darcy 3-1 (4-6-5
�.15 TC �.76). 11.48 Clondoty Lucy
9-4jt (5-4-6 �.22 TC �.00). 12.04
Katrina Party 5-2 (5-2-3 �.35 TC
�.56). 12.18 Salacres Silvia 6-4f (5-1-6
�08 TC �.24). 12.32 Riogas Girl 4-1 (21-6 �.70 TC �00). 12.47 Sybarite 5-2f
(3-1-5 �.99 TC �.97). 1.04 Rocketman
Ron 4-1 (4-3-5 �.76 TC �.63). 1.19
Allaccountedfor 7-2 (1-6-2 �.73 TC
�.56). 1.33 Foxdale Witch 5-2jt (2-6-1
�.80 TC �.60). 1.51 Townside Onyx 94f (4-5-6 �.10 TC �.31). Placer (1-6)
�.30, (7-12) �8.00.
nKINSLEY: 11.11 Longrange Glen 2-1 (42-6 BAGS F �.03 TC �.76). 11.28
Scarty Sunoco 3-1 (6-4-5 �.03 TC
�.78). 11.42 Battyford Evie 4-1 (6-5-4
�.60 TC �.27). 11.57 Grannys Zebo 51 (5-6-1 �.64 TC �7.04). 12.12 Fine
Brandy 4-1 (3-2-4 �.43 TC �9.16).
12.27 Old Fort Poitin 5-2 (3-6-5 �38 TC
�.56). 12.42 Howliknowya 3-1 (3-1-2
�.01 TC �.58). 12.58 Fabulous
Tidings 11-4 (3-2-4 �.71 TC �.70).
1.12 Keel Anvil 5-2f (2-6-3 �.29 TC
�.37). 1.27 Bantam Evie 5-1 (6-4-1
�.93 TC �3.26). 1.44 Corrin Sue 5-2f
(3-5-1 �.60 TC �.55). 1.58 Crowded
Room 4-1 (2-6-3 �.46 TC �.10). Placer
(1-6) �43.00, (7-12) �4.00.
nSUNDERLAND: 2.08 Ardrahan Alley 2-1jt
(5-1-3 BAGS F �.25 TC �.19). 2.27
Mucho Macho Ash 10-1 (1-3-2 �.05 TC
�3.55). 2.47 Leahys Rocket 4-1 (4-5-3
�.47 TC �.29). 3.07 Brunswick Oak 74 (4-5-3 �.16 TC �.30). 3.28
Haggswood Lee 5-2f (4-3-5 �.86 TC
�.35). 3.48 Ballymac Rio 2-1f (5-2-1
�.07 TC �.29). 4.08 El Diouf 4-6f (3-16 �.58 TC �.78). 4.27 Freffans
Campion 10-1 (5-2-6 �1.91 TC �7.09).
4.47 No News 9-4f (1-5-3 �.49 TC
�.49). 5.07 Porcupine Creek 6-4f (3-4-6
�.04 TC �.27). 5.22 Dalton Jazz 6-1
(DH 2nd 2-4-6 �.34 TC �.87, 2-6-4
�.77 TC �.26). 5.38 Is She Diesel 4-1
(3-5-1 �.16 TC �.13). 5.56 Pioneer
Poet 5-1 (5-6-1 �.68 TC �.80). 6.11
Hilldun Rose 7-2 (6-1-4 �.01 TC �.50).
nHOVE: 2.12 Butterbridge Dee 7-1 (5-2-1
BAGS F �.69 TC �1.56). 2.32 Who
Needs Socks 5-2f (5-6-1 �.22 TC
�.00). 2.52 Imaginary Impact 3-1 (2-4-6
�.34 TC �.84). 3.11 Daylens Volcano
7-2 (3-4-1 �.01 TC �.29). 3.29
Siobhans Fancy 3-1 (6-4-2 �.25 TC
�.02). 3.49 Fabulous Arrival 3-1 (4-5-3
5.25
(4)
(6)
(9)
(1)
(5)
(8)
(2)
(7)
(3)
�.99 TC �.27). 4.09 Gloria Golden 7-2
(5-1-2 �.92 TC �.20). 4.29 Slipalong
Cindy 4-1 (3-6-5 �.46 TC �00). 4.48
Ballymoss Max 4-1 (3-4-1 �.61 TC
�.87). 5.08 Leaveitout Oonah 7-1 (4-1-6
�.84 TC �1.48). 5.28 Riviera Diva 9-4f
(6-5-2 �.36 TC �.82). 5.44
Headfortheline 4-1 (4-6-1 �.79 TC
�.49). 6.02 Stallone Beth 9-4 (3-6-1
�.93 TC �.38). 6.19 Southfield Blue 71 (6-2-5 �.47 TC �4.33).
nSHEFFIELD: 6.22 Slaneyside Kirby 7-1
(4-6-1 BAGS F �.93 TC �.74). 6.38
Poolie Mason 6-4f (2-1-5 �.09 TC
�.47). 6.56 Yahoo Joan 9-4jt (1-2-4
�43 TC �.23). 7.11 Shocked Horror 21f (2-4-6 �.75 TC �.07). 7.26 Our
Lady Jane 9-4jt (1-5-2 �.85 TC �.09).
7.42 Dorotas Vic 2-9f (6-4-5 �75 TC
�15). 7.58 Copeland Betty 7-1 (1-3-4
�.98 TC �.16). 8.13 Coney Cactus 1110 (1-2-3 �.75 TC �.59). 8.28 Race
Void. 8.43 Geelo Tyson 3-1 (3-5-2 �10
TC �46). 8.58 Rough Houdini 7-4 (1-2-4
�69 TC �.75).
nPOOLE: 6.28 Ideluckydodger 15-8f (5-36 BAGS F �.92 TC �.26). 6.48
Redhills Delta 14-1 (2-4-3 �.83 TC
�5.90). 7.06 Clover Cody 11-4f (5-1-6
�.62 TC �.96). 7.22 Nemos Mia 5-4f
(1-6-3 �64 TC �.22). 7.37 Capusotto
10-1 (6-5-3 �.30 TC �0.07). 7.52 Kuda
Miss 3-1 (4-5-6 �.24 TC �.11). 8.07
Jaxx Oyster 7-2 (1-2-4 �.18 TC �.79).
8.22 Blastoffbouchard 9-2 (4-2-5 �.23
TC �.98). 8.37 Altimont Hill 9-2 (3-5-1
�.50 TC �.01). 8.51 Ballyoak Flower
5-1 (3-1-2 �.87 TC �.72). 9.07 Eskes
Blackmagic 9-4 (1-5-4 �.36 TC �.24).
4.55 .........................................Wediddodontwe
5.25........................................Willyegolassiego
5.55 .....................................................Jan?s Joy
6.25....................................The Great Wall (nb)
6.55 .....................................................Jock Talk
7.25 ..........................................Satchville Flyer
7.55 .......................................................Maratha
8.25 .................................................Red Stripes
HANDICAP (5); winner �752;
1m 6f.
(9 runners)
21-1 WILLYEGOLASSIEGO 16 (CD) N Mulholland 5-9-12 D Costello
120- MYSTIKANA 106 (P) K Dalgleish 5-9-11.. R Scott (3)
-66U BRIGADOON 8 (D) M Appleby 11-9-9... A Rawlinson
06-8 TAKBEER 30 (P) N Evans 6-9-9 ............... G Downing
3/0- THREE STAR GENERAL J20 (B,T) D Pipe 5-9-8 ... T Marquand
820- INN THE BULL J49 A King 5-9-6.................. M Harley
1-05 DAILY TRADER 15 (VH;C) P Evans 4-9-2 ..... F Berry
05/5 MR SNOOZY 27 (P) M Walford 9-9-0 ............... J Hart
30-8 FAIRY FLUTE 19 G Elliott (Ire) 6-8-8 .......... J Fanning
nTIC-TAC: LH, tight Tapeta track, 1m, 330yd run-in. Races over
6f and 7f start on separate chutes. nDRAW: Little effect.
nLEADING TRAINERS: P Evans 99-808, M Johnston 90-520, R
Fahey 70-571, M Appleby 67-576. THIS SEASON: M Johnston 3.
nTOP JOCKEYS: L Morris 207-1445, A Kirby 157-761, J Fanning
101-705, M Harley 82-462. THIS SEASON: D Costello 3, A Kirby 3,
E Greatrex 3. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Eternalist (8.25); 570
miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nJACKPOT: 1-6.
nTRICAST: 5.25, 5.55, 6.25, 6.55, 7.25, 7.55, 8.25 nON ATR
Daily Trader l 99, Willyegolassiego 98, Brigadoon 97.
2 Willyegolassiego, 4 Fairy Flute, 9-2 Inn The Bull, 8
Mystikana, 10 Daily Trader, 12 Takbeer
5.55
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HANDICAP (6); 3-y-o; winner
�105; 6f.
(9 runners)
740- G EYE JOE 58 J Given 9-8......................... B McHugh
5-45 JAN?S JOY 11 (T) S C Williams 9-7........ R Kingscote
46-3 MADAME JO JO 23 S Hollinshead 9-6 ............ J Gordon
6-68 BROCKEY RISE 11 (V;D) P Evans 9-4........... A Kirby
940- SALTY SUGAR 84 (P) J Davison (Ire) 9-3......... M Harley
69-4 RUSTY BLADE 19 D Loughnane 8-13..... G Downing
49-5 SITSI 26 B Smart 8-10 ............................... P Hanagan
70-6 STORM DORIS 11 (V) J Unett 8-7 ................ L Morris
885- SPRING ROMANCE 191 D Ivory 8-7 ....... J Duern (3)
Storm Doris l 99, G Eye Joe 98, Jan?s Joy 97.
11-4 Jan?s Joy, 4 Madame Jo Jo, 11-2 Sitsi, 6 G Eye Joe, 7
Rusty Blade, 10 Brockey Rise, 12 Storm Doris
6.25
HANDICAP (3); winner �246;
7f.
(12 runners)
1 (11) 380- DOUGAN 103 (C,D) P Evans 6-9-7 ................. A Kirby
2 (4) 641/ HAYADH 840 (D) R Bastiman 5-9-6 .................. J Hart
3 (3) 92-7 RIGHT TOUCH 26 (D) R Fahey 8-9-1....... P Hanagan
4 (12) 95-0 BARRACUDA BOY 22 (C,D) M Fife 8-9-1........ J Haynes
5 (7) 7/0- MICKEY 56 (PH;CD) T Dascombe 5-9-0.. R Kingscote
6 (6) 21-4 TWIN APPEAL 36 (B;CD) T D Barron 7-9-0....... B Curtis
7 (1) 12-8 UNFORGIVING MINUTE 26 (CD) J Butler 7-8-13 ..T Clark (3)
8 (8) 3-32 EXCHEQUER 21 (D) D O?Meara 7-8-13 ...... M Harley
9 (9) -632 MUJASSAM 8 (B;D) D O?Meara 6-8-13........... S Gray
10(10) 82-1 CUSTARD THE DRAGON 37 (P;D) J Mackie 5-8-12 . J Fanning
11(2) 41-4 THE GREAT WALL 35 (BF,D) M Appleby 4-8-10 ... L Morris
12(5) 96-0 WELLIESINTHEWATER 22 (V;C,D) D Shaw 8-8-8 . P Mathers
Right Touch l 99, Unforgiving Minute 98, Barracuda Boy 97.
9-2 The Great Wall, 5 Exchequer, 11-2 Twin Appeal, 6 Right
Touch, 7 Custard The Dragon, Dougan, 10 Mickey
6.55
HANDICAP (6); winner �105;
1m 1f.
(13 runners)
1 (6) 8-92 TOP OFFER 5 (B;CD) P Morris 9-9-8 .............. S Kelly
2 (2) 50-7 CIRCLING VULTURES 25 A Brittain 4-9-7 .. C Hardie
3 (8) 009- IDOL DEPUTY 60 (P;CD) J Bennett 12-9-7... R Kneller (5)
4 (7) 0-63 LORD MURPHY 12 (H,T;CD) D Loughnane 5-9-6. A Mullen
5 (5) 45-0 ROLLING DICE 20 (H,PH) D F Davis 7-9-4 ... P Pilley (3)
6 (13) 00-6 JOCK TALK 5 (T,VH) G Elliott (Ire) 4-9-3... J Fanning
7 (4) 2-27 LIVING LEADER 12 (C) G Harris 9-9-3 ......... T J Murphy
8 (1) 930- HAABIS 266 P Chamings 5-9-1 ................... J Haynes
9 (10) -251 SIR LANCELOTT 2 (CD) A Nicholls 6-8-13.. B Sanderson (7)
10(3) 008/ FINAL ATTACK 568 S Hollinshead 7-8-13........... P Mathers
11(11) 5-70 STEEL HELMET 18 H Bethell 4-8-12................. J Gordon
12(12) 34-5 COCKNEY BOY 13 (BH,T;BF) M Appleby 5-8-12.. L Morris
13(9) 05-4 SHUDBEME 19 (P) S Spencer 5-8-12 ........... J Elliott (5)
10-3 Top Offer, 4 Lord Murphy, 6 Jock Talk, 8 Cockney
Boy, Living Leader, Sir Lancelott, 14 Shudbeme
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
Temeraire l 99, Trotter 95, Wediddodontwe 91.
9-4 Temeraire, 3 Trotter, 9-2 House Of Cards, 5
Wediddodontwe, 7 Swiss Belle, 12 Shanghai Elastic
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GOING: STANDARD
4.55....................................................Temeraire
5.25........................................Willyegolassiego
5.55 .....................................................Jan?s Joy
6.25 ................................................Twin Appeal
6.55 .....................................................Jock Talk
7.25 ........................................Critical Thinking
7.55 ..............................................Now Children
8.25 ............................................................Bop It
(1) 1/3 WEDIDDODONTWE 9 (D) R C Guest 4-10-7 P Makin
(2) 12-9 TEMERAIRE 33 (D) H Palmer 4-10-2.......... J Gordon
(5) 780- MONSIEUR MEL 165 A Brittain 4-10-0........ C Hardie
(8) 23-6 TROTTER 22 (B) W Kittow 4-10-0................... A Kirby
(9)
RIVAS ROSE MARIE (HH) J Gallagher 4-9-9 .. J Haynes
(4) 00- RICKYROADBOY 233 M Walford 3-8-13.. D Costello
(3)
HOUSE OF CARDS J Tate 3-8-8 ................... L Morris
(6)
3- SHANGHAI ELASTIC 278 T D Barron 3-8-8...... B Curtis
(7)
SWISS BELLE R Fahey 3-8-8 .................... P Hanagan
Jock Talk l 99, Living Leader 98, Sir Lancelott 97.
DOG SELECTIONS AND SP ROUND-UP
nSWINDON: 11.03 Aughabeg Ming (nap)
(3-1-6) 11.19 Kilgraney Auris (2-3-5) 11.34
Loggies Ranger (nb) (4-1-3) 11.48
Burnpark Ellen (5-4-3) 12.04 Lacken Miley
(5-2-3) 12.18 Rockmount Elliot (3-5-1)
12.32 Trapper Kate (1-2-3) 12.47 Suirview
Boss (2-4-3) 1.04 Crossfield Chief (1-6-3)
1.19 Trapper Barry (6-1-4) 1.33 Elwood
Blues (3-6-2) 1.51 Kay Tee Deed (2-4-3)
nNEWCASTLE: 11.11 Canny Laura (2-4-6)
11.28 Rackethall Mia (5-1-6) 11.42 Kush
Kush (5-4-6) 11.57 Alnwick Esme (nap) (51-4) 12.12 Oor Lucky (3-4-5) 12.27 Fane
Adeekay (1-2-3) 12.42 Mustang Thrill (nb)
(5-6-3) 12.58 A Bit Of Hope (5-2-3) 1.12
Bandicoot Libby (1-2-4) 1.27 Queenies
Three (1-6-5) 1.44 Fabulous Sequel (1-3-6)
1.58 Queenies Ace (1-6-3)
nBELLE VUE: 2.08 Cullane Lisa (2-4-3) 2.27
Go Biddy Go (4-3-5) 2.47 Newlawn Mark
(nap) (2-5-3) 3.07 Daring Majestic (3-6-1)
3.28 Neighbours Men (2-4-3) 3.48 Forced
Overtime (4-3-5) 4.08 Madra Cliste (2-3-1)
4.27 Nice Morning (nb) (1-5-4) 4.47
Boherash Melissa (5-6-1) 5.07 Beechwood
Rambo (4-3-5) 5.22 Churchtown Bula (6-5-3)
5.38 Helfor Douvan (4-3-1) 5.56 Kellsboro
Pippa (6-4-1) 6.11 Moscow Boy (1-2-3)
nHOVE: 2.12 Whatcangowrong (2-4-6)
2.32 Ballinclare Solo (2-3-4) 2.52 Nextop
Model (3-5-4) 3.11 Broadway Ghost (6-4-1)
3.29 Aero Saffron (1-5-4) 3.49 Dream On
Millie (nb) (2-6-3) 4.09 Arthurs Impact (1-52) 4.29 Sarasota Tigger (3-2-1) 4.48
Mercury Dream (6-4-2) 5.08 Mallogs
Suarez (1-6-5) 5.28 Drawn To Trouble (1-36) 5.44 Coltwood Star (5-3-1) 6.02
Westmead Julie (2-1-5) 6.19 Winetavern
Spy (nap) (2-5-4)
4.55
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
NOVICE AUCTION STAKES (Class 6);
winner �105; 6f.
(9 runners)
47
7.25
1 (12)
2 (10)
3 (2)
4 (3)
5 (5)
6 (1)
7 (7)
8 (9)
9 (4)
10(11)
11(6)
12(13)
13(8)
HANDICAP (6); winner �105;
1m 1f.
(13 runners)
25-2 SATCHVILLE FLYER 18 P Evans 7-9-7.......... F Berry
37-8 JOHN CAESAR 20 (P,T;CD) R Bastiman 7-9-7 ................. J Hart
63-2 CRITICAL THINKING 35 (T;BF) D Loughnane 4-9-6. S Donohoe
00-7 AMERICAN PATROL 32 (PH;C) N Mulholland 4-9-6 .. A Kirby
37-0 JOYFUL DREAM 25 J Butler 4-9-3..................B Curtis
776- BLACKTHORN STICK 253 (C) B Forsey 9-9-3. D Costello
6-91 RAVENHOE 5 (CD) M Johnston 5-9-3 .. O Stammers (7)
97-9 ROYAL HALL 22 (VH) G L Moore 6-9-0 ......... S Kelly
090- BASSINO 235 (TH) J Bennett 5-8-13............... R Powell
759- PIPERS PIPING 280 (CD) M Rowland 12-8-12 .. K O?Neill
0-40 LESANTI 4 (P) E De Giles 4-8-12.................. Doubtful
7-66 SPIRIT OF GONDREE 12 (V;CD) J Bradley 10-8-12. T Marquand
609- ROCK OF MONACO 163 (C) A Brittain 5-8-12. C Hardie
Ravenhoe l 99, Critical Thinking 98, Satchville Flyer 97.
3 Critical Thinking, 4 Satchville Flyer, 11-2 American Patrol,
7 Ravenhoe, 12 John Caesar, Blackthorn Stick
7.55
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
(3)
(4)
(2)
(5)
(7)
(1)
(6)
(8)
HANDICAP (4); winner �531;
1m 1f 104yds.
(8 runners)
211/ NOW CHILDREN 508 C Cox 4-9-9 ................. A Kirby
31-2 MARATHA 23 (T;CD) S C Williams 4-9-7 ... R Kingscote
/57- LAQAB 151 D Shaw 5-9-4 .......................... P Mathers
5-31 NONIOS 20 (H;CD) D M Simcock 6-9-4 ...... M Harley
6/11 KELLY?S DINO 25 (P;CD) K Burke 5-9-2...... B Curtis
6-91 THA?IR 16 (CD) M Appleby 8-9-1.................. L Morris
-733 COILLTE CAILIN 18 (CD) D Loughnane 8-9-1. A Mullen
687- GEALACH GHORM 60 S Hollinshead 4-8-7.. J Gordon
Coillte Cailin l 99, Kelly?s Dino 98, Maratha 97.
3 Maratha, 7-2 Kelly?s Dino, 4 Nonios, 5 Tha?ir, 6 Now Children
8.25
1 (7)
2 (8)
3 (2)
4 (10)
5 (5)
6 (3)
7 (1)
8 (9)
9 (4)
10(11)
11(6)
HANDICAP (6); winner �105;
5f.
(11 runners)
097- KING CRIMSON 297 (CD) J Butler 6-9-7....... A Kirby
-716 RED STRIPES 4 (B;D) L Williamson 6-9-7....... G Malune (7)
-663 RUN WITH PRIDE 7 D Shaw 8-9-7 ............ P Mathers
147- BROADHAVEN HONEY 50 (V;D) R Harris 4-9-5 ...B Curtis
21-7 ROUNDABOUT MAGIC 26 (BF,D) S Dow 4-9-5 .. T Marquand
25-6 ETERNALIST 19 (H;D) J Goldie 5-9-2......... P Dennis (3)
-102 BOP IT 15 (B,T;D) M W Easterby 9-9-1..... D Costello
60-1 KRYSTALLITE 23 (B;CD) S Dixon 5-9-1 ..... K O?Neill
7-29 KYLLUKEY 11 (V;C) J Bradley 5-9-0 ............ L Morris
04-3 POINT NORTH 23 (B;CD) J Balding 11-8-13 . L Edmunds (3)
97-8 DREAMS OF GLORY 23 (CD) R Hodges 10-8-13 . J Watson (7)
Broadhaven Honey l 99, Eternalist 98, Krystallite 97.
9-2 Krystallite, 5 Run With Pride, 6 Roundabout Magic
RACING RESULTS
nCHELMSFORD will switch
to Racing UK from At The
Races in the New Year. The
news comes just days after
it was announced all Irish
racing would be switching
from ATR to the subscription channel.
nSEDGEFIELD was abandoned yesterday due to
snow. Carlisle called off
their meeting scheduled for
today due to the cold snap.
MARKET RASEN
1.50: 1 OISTRAKH LE NOIR D Jacob
(4-9 fav); 2 Antunes (7-2); 3 Working
Class (22-1). 7 ran. 4 1 / 2 l; 4 1 / 2 l. B
Pauling. T: �20; �02. E: �60. Tf:
�.10. CF: �13. NR: Sable Island.
2.20: 1 STOICAL PATIENT Jamie
Moore (9-2); 2 Flemerina (11-8 fav); 3
Chasma (9-2). 5 ran. 2 1 / 4 l; 1l. G L
Moore. T: � �40, �10. Ex: �80.
Trifecta: �.80. CF: �.75.
2.55: 1 BURROWS EDGE J Bowen
(15-8f); 2 Herewego Herewego (11-2);
3 Dans Le Vent (4-1). 8. 13/4l; 21/2l. N
Henderson. T: �10; �10, �30. E:
�.10. Tf: �.60. CF: �.37.
3.25: 1 TOWERING P Brennan (20-1);
2 Future Security (5-2 fav); 3 Board Of
Trade (5-1). 8 ran. 21/4l; 11/4l. C Dore. T:
�.30; �60, �20, �60. E: �.80.
Tc: �6.61. Tf: �0.10. CF: �.12.
4.00: 1 BIGPIPENOTOBACEE A P
Heskin (3-1); 2 Phoeniciana (11-2); 3
Minella Tweet (3-1). 4 ran (Just
Minded 5-4 fav). 1l; 13l. T R George. T:
�70; Ex: �.30. Trifecta: �. CF:
�.25. NR: Romulus Du Donjon.
4.30: 1 SIR JACK YEATS J King (7-1);
2 Cousin Pete (9-5f); 3 Warden Hill (21). 6. 1/2l; 6l. R Spencer. T: �90. E:
�.50. Tf: �.20. CF: �.67.
P/POT: � Q/POT: �.40
SOUTHWELL
1.30: 1 SILCHESTER J Fanning (4-1);
2 Dawn Dancer (9-4 jtf); 3 Betjeman
(28-1). 9 ran (Pacific Fleet 9-4 jtf). 3l;
shd. D Simcock. T: �90; � �10. E:
�.50. Tf: �7.80. CF: �.77.
2.00: 1 CHERUBIC S Levey (25-1); 2
Political Slot (16-1); 3 Odds On Oli (94f). 9 ran. 7l; 23/4l. P Evans. T: �.40;
�10, �70, �20. Ex: �4.90. Tc:
�81.87. Tf: �36.40. CF: �8.93.
2.30: 1 HARD GRAFT A Mullen (3-1);
2 Going Native (3-1); 3 Helen Sherbet
(5-2 fav). 5 ran. 21/2l; 21/4l. D Brown. T:
�70; �70, �90. Ex: �.90. Tf:
�.50. CF: �.69. NR: Montague.
3.05: 1 FOOLAAD R Winston (11-10f);
2 Midnight Malibu (10-1); 3 Classic
Pursuit (11-1). 9 ran. nk; 23/4l. S Bowring. T: �90; �10, �60. E: �.80.
Tc: �.72. Tf: �.40. CF: �.31.
3.35: 1 SHELNEVERWALKALONE L
Morris (7-1); 2 Sir Geoffrey (11-2); 2
High Anxiety (20-1); 10 ran (Archimedes 5-2f). 3 / 4l, dht. I Furtado. T:
Shelnever �10; Shelnever �80, Sir
Geoffrey �20, High �80. Ex:
Shelnever, Sir Geoffrey �.10,
Shelnever, High �.70. Tc: Shelnever,
Sir Geoffrey, High �6.37, Shelnever,
High, Sir Geoffrey �1.32. Tf:
Shelnever, Sir Geoffrey, High �1.30,
Shelnever, High, Sir Geoffrey �2.50.
CF: Shelnever, Sir Geoffrey �.84,
Shelnever, High Anxiety �.48.
4.10: 1 COISTE BODHAR J P Sullivan
(8-1); 2 Blistering Dancer (12-1); 3
Deben (13-2). 9 ran (Jack Blane 11-10
fav). ns; 6l. S Dixon. T: �50; �80,
�60, �40. Ex: �.80. Tricast:
�6.56. Trifecta: �2.10. CF: �.61.
4.40: 1 STAR ASCENDING J Fanning
(4-6 fav); 2 Clayton Hall (10-1); 3
Monzino (40-1). 7 ran. 11/2l; 6l. Jennie
Candlish. T: �50; �10, �70. Ex:
�50. Trifecta: �.30. CF: �98.
JACKPOT: Not won, �,716.81 c/o.
P/POT: �0.30 Q/POT: �.50
BAN DOPES
FOR LIFE
HITTING OUT . . . British
fighter Muhammad Ali is
unhappy at his two-year ban
?It?s all a
mix-up?
By OSCAR PAUL
MUHAMMAD ALI says
his two-year doping ban
?doesn?t make sense?.
The British flyweight,
21,
tested
positive
for
anabolic
steroid
Trenbolone last April.
Ali argued it may have
been caused by contaminated meat he ate
during the World
Series of Boxing
in Morocco.
Boxing bigwigs
accepted he did
not intend to
cheat ? but still
banned him.
And
Yorkshireman Ali, who was
provisionally suspended
in October, said: ?All
they caught me with
was two nanograms ? I
cannot explain it.
?I was trying to make
52kg and wouldn?t want
to put muscle on as I
was trying to cut weight!
?I didn?t leave my
bedroom
for
five
months after the test
? I was so depressed.
?There is going to
be people saying this
and that. But I don?t
want anyone thinking
I?m a bad guy.?
By PAT SHEEHAN
GEORGE GROVES wants
boxing?s drug cheats
banned for life.
World super-middleweight
champ Groves believes lives
are being put at risk by
fighters
willing
to
try
anything to reach the top.
After Brit Olympic boxer
Muhammad Ali?s two-year
drugs ban, Groves rapped:
?We know it?s rife in sport.
?People turn a blind eye
to it in sport in general.
You can name half-a-dozen
fighters who have tested
positive at some point and
are still boxing.
?But if you are doping
you shouldn?t be allowed to
compete again.?
Ali, 21, tested positive for
anabolic steroid Trenbolone
at the World Series of Boxing in Morocco last April.
He is the latest in a string
of fighters who have served
drug bans, though he fiercely
denies any wrongdoing.
Heavyweight Tyson Fury
was also accused of taking
performance-enhancing drugs.
And
the
controversial
boxer ended up out of the
ring for two years while
waiting for his suspension
Groves rage after Ali drug rap
to be lifted by British
boxing chiefs.
Fellow Brit Groves, 29,
defends his WBA world title
against Chris Eubank Jnr in
Manchester on February 17.
Groves (below) added: ?If
people take drugs in boxing,
that?s a serious problem. You
can permanently hurt someone ? which is
disgusting.
?How
can
you live with
yourself
if
you?ve cheated and that?s
happened.
?If you do it
in a 100-metre
race
and
beat
someone,
you?ve hurt their livelihood,
but not physically hurt them.?
Groves signed up to be
tested randomly by drug
busters VADA and UKAD
and has continually provided
samples ahead of his fight
with Eubank Jnr in the
World Boxing Super Series.
He revealed: ?For
the tournament you
are
signed
into
VADA, the Voluntarily Anti-Doping Association.
?They
do
random tests
and on-thenight tests.
And I?m also still part of
UKAD ? UK Anti-Doping ?
who are used by the British
Boxing Board of Control.
?They show up whenever
and wherever they like. And
they don?t leave your side
until you?re tested.
?We moan about it and
it?s a pain in the backside.
But if that?s the only way to
prevent people cheating, it?s
worth its weight.?
There have been calls to
make drug taking in sport
a criminal offence.
And Groves added: ?I
don?t know if it?s criminal
? but each case should
be on its own merit.?
PATRICK AH VAN
P
scored a try for
Widnes on Sunday with
a broken arm.
The New Zealander
felt soreness but played
on in the 40-12 win
over Catalans Dragons.
A scan revealed the
break and coach Denis
Betts said: ?You have
to feel sorry for Pat.?
SUPPORT . . .
Froome with
Team Sky?s
Brailsford
Rafa date
at Queen?s
RAFA NADAL is aiming
for an anniversary party
when he finally returns
to Queen?s in June.
The world No 1 pulled
out last year following
his historic tenth French
Open triumph.
Nadal will make his
first appearance at the
event since 2015 to mark
a decade since he bagged
a Roland Garros, Queen?s
and Wimbledon treble.
He said: ?It was an
unforgettable year.?
P
PETER EBDON has
U-turned to play in
the tournament he calls
?The Sh*tOut? this week.
Snooker?s one-frame
Shootout got rankingevent status last year
and was snubbed by the
ex-world champ, 47.
The world No 46 said:
?I could qualify for the
Grand Prix if I won it.?
Froome?s done
nothing wrong
DAVE BRAILSFORD last night broke his
silence on Chris Froome?s failed urine
test, insisting: He is innocent.
The four-time Tour de France champ, 32,
tested twice the limit for asthma drug
Salbutamol at last year?s Vuelta a Espana.
But Team Sky boss Brailsford said: ?For
me, there?s no question, he?s done nothing
wrong. Everyone is entitled to a fair process.
?That?s why, at the minute, the approach
we?ve taken is to support him.?
MARK CAVENDISH had a lucky escape in a
chaotic finale on day one of the Dubai Tour.
Cav, 32, eventually came 16th and said: ?It
was carnage. I was terrified for my life.?
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
CRICKET
SECOND TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL
(Sharjah, UEA) - Afghanistan 158-9 v
Zimbabwe 141-5. Afghanistan bt
Zimbabwe by 17 runs.
TENNIS
ATP ECUADOR OPEN (Quito): 1st Rd C Ruud (Nor) bt C Berlocq (Arg) 7-5 6-0;
V Estrella Burgos (Dom) bt T Bellucci (Bra) 4-6
6-4 6-2; T Monteiro (Bra) bt H Zeballos (Arg)
6-4 7-6; R Carballes Baena (Spa) bt F Gaio (Ita)
7-6 6-3.
ATP DIEMA XTRA SOFIA OPEN
(Bulgaria): 1st Rd - M Basic (Bih) bt F Mayer
(Ger) 6-4 6-1; J Kovalik (Svk) bt R Albot (Mol)
6-3 6-3; M Klizan (Svk) bt A Donski (Bul) 7-5
6-1; D Istomin (Uzb) bt A Andreev (Bul) 6-3
6-4; V Troicki (Ser) bt E Gulbis (Lat) 6-3 6-7
6-3.
ATP OPEN SUD DE FRANCE
(Montpellier): 1st Rd - C Taberner (Spa)
bt N Gombos (Svk) 7-6 7-6; J Chardy (Fra) bt
S Tsitsipas (Gre) 4-6 7-5 7-5; R Berankis (Ltu)
bt J Benneteau (fra) 6-3 7-6; G Simon (Fra) bt
Y Maden (Ger) 6-1 4-6 7-6; K Khachanov (Rus)
bt D Ferrer (Spa) 6-7 6-3 6-4.
TODAY?S SPORT
THE EMIRATES FA CUP
Fourth Round Replay
Tottenham v Newport .......... 7.45
BOSTIK PREMIER - Leatherhead v Burgess
Hill Town (7.45).
CRICKET: Trans-Tasman Twenty20
Tri-Series - Australia v England (Hobart,
8.40am). Third One-Day International - South Africa v India (Cape Town,
11am).
TENNIS (to Feb 10): Fed Cup: Europe/
Africa: Group I: Pool B - Great Britain v
Estonia v Portugal (Tallinn, Estonia).
BASKETBALL: BBL Trophy: Semifinal, 1st Leg - Worcester v Sheffield
(7.30).
ICE HOCKEY: Challenge Cup: Semifinal, 2nd Legs - Belfast (5) v Nottingham
(1) (7.0), Cardiff (2) v Sheffield (6) (7.30).
1GM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
EL OF A GIRL . . .
Christie has moved
on from her Sochi
troubles (left)
By DAVE
KIDD
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
BULLIED at school, disqualified
three times at the last Winter
Olympics and a target of
South Korean death threats, it
is easy to imagine Elise Christie
is a troubled soul.
But the Scottish short-track speed
skater ? Britain?s brightest medal
hope at the PyeongChang games ?
is desperate to strike gold and alter
perceptions of her as a sobbing
victim.
Christie,
27,
is
bright and honest
off the ice and a
ruthless winner on it.
Yet she has many
wrongs
to
right
after her traumatic
experiences in 2014
? when she was
disqualified in all
three of her events,
cried in a BBC
interview and was
subjected to online
hatred after being
blamed for taking
out a Korean rival.
Christie said: ?I
want to be known
for who I am
rather than ?the bullied
girl?. If it was to happen
that I won gold, I?d
want people to
know who I
really am.
?I
went
through some
bad stuff but
everyone does.
?Not
many
people get to see
I?m a world champion or the type
of person it takes to do that after
everything that has gone wrong.
?Everyone just remembers what
did happen in Sochi and maybe my
crying on screen. But I?ve got no
regrets about crying because I put
Sochi, it is a shock to hear Christie
describe South Korea as the most
exciting Olympic venue.
Speed skating is a religion in the
host nation and Christie claims she
will thrive on her celebrity status.
She said: ?It?s one of their
national sports so it can be quite
stressful for the Korean athletes.
?For us it?s good because they?ve
got all these fans who treat you like
celebrities. It will be the most
exciting Games ever for us.
?When you come out of the
ice rink after a World Cup
there, there?ll be hundreds of
people trying to grab you, taking pictures and throwing gifts.
?I?ve had socks and teddy
bears given to me in Korea and
mugs with pictures of me on them.
It?s a bit surreal.
?Some people there really like me
and some don?t, but the only reason
I might get negative stuff now is
because I?m challenging
their
country?s skaters.?
Christie
sharpens her competitive edge by racing
male
skaters
at
35mph ? and she
is in the mood to
go
death-or-glory
in the 500 metres,
1,000m and 1500m
in PyeongChang.
She said: ?Preparing for the unpredictability
of
the
sport is something I
struggled with.
?If something went
wrong, like a fall or a slip, it
devastated me. One of my biggest
things was learning to accept failure.
?I?d felt I?d been hesitating going
for the winning position because I?d
still been securing medals.
?It?s gone through my mind a lot
since Sochi that I could have sat in
third place and picked up a bronze
but would I have been happy?
?My life might have changed
because I?m an Olympic bronze
medallist, but it wouldn?t have
changed my feelings.?
CRY FREEDOM
Elise to bury memory of
her
everything into this and it does
make me emotional to lose.?
Christie, who won three golds
at last year?s World Championships,
is the glamour girl of speed skating.
Yet she ditched figure skating
because it was too image-conscious
and has been spurred on to success
by her ?pushy? mum, Angela.
Christie added: ?Mum?s always
seen talent in me sports-wise and
she was a pushy parent.
?She was a good long-jumper but
tore her cartilage in her knee so
could never really have a full
career. I think it was to do with
that. I remember as a kid figure
skating
and
just not wanting to be there.
?It
was
cold
and I was falling
all day and she
was like, ?I?ve paid
for this, you get back
out there now!?
?She was pushy and
I?m very grateful to
her because I definitely wouldn?t
have got here without her.
?When I was younger I wasn?t
into make-up and was tomboyish.
sobbing on TV
People now say I?m the Barbie of
speed skating because no one else
wears make-up and does their hair.
?But in figure skating I found you
had to have an image the whole
time. I didn?t like that because I
just wanted to be me.
?In short track, I don?t feel like
I?m performing ? I?m going out to
race and win.
?I?ve never been that interested in
pleasing other people. I just want
to win and be the best.?
After the abuse she received for
her collision with Park Seung-hi in
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S3
SIX NATIONSS ENGLAND v WALES
DAYS
TO GO
NO FEAR
We?re fitter than England
By DAVID FACEY
WALES
boss
Warren
Gatland says his side
have nothing to fear
from England ? because
his players are fitter and
brimming with self-belief.
Gatland was so sure of
swatting aside Scotland last
weekend that he told WRU
chief
executive
Martyn
Phillips on Friday: ?We?ll
beat this lot by 20 points.?
He was wrong ? Wales
romped home 34-7 in the Six
Nations opener.
But there was no hiding
his air of confidence as he
named an unchanged team
for Saturday?s Twickenham
showdown TWO DAYS early.
Gatland maintains his side
are the fittest in the whole
of the Six Nations and said:
?We don?t have any fear
about going there and playing. We are excited about it.
?We?re not going to be
intimidated by Twickenham.
?A lot of guys in our squad
will hopefully go there with
a lot of confidence.
?It?s so important that we
get off to a good start ?
which we failed to do when
we lost there two years ago.
?We?ve always backed our
ability to play for 80 minutes
and we?ve felt we?ve been
fitter than the English. We?ve
had success playing right
until the end against them.
?But this time we?ve got to
SAYS
WARREN
GATLAND
start
well
and
try
to
contain them as much as we
can. If it?s a close game then
hopefully that self-confidence
can boost us.
?We have to be prepared
to play at a high intensity ?
which was definitely there
against Scotland for long
periods ? and play with
composure and patience.
?As far as predictions go, I
will wait until Friday.
?I made that comment to
Martyn last week because I
knew how well we trained.?
England beat Italy 46-15
in Rome on Sunday but boss
Eddie Jones will leave it
until
tomorrow
before
announcing his XV.
But Gatland had no hesitation in naming his line-up,
with the only change being
fit-again
winger
George
North back on the bench
ahead of Owen Watkin.
There is no place for Liam
Williams in the match-day
23. But the Lions full-back
will play for Saracens in
their
Premiership
clash
against Newcastle in a bid to
boost his match-fitness after
a groin injury.
Gatland (right) said: ?Liam?s
had one game in 12 weeks.
He?s recovered a reasonable
amount but he just feels he
needs to play.
?He?ll go back and play for
Saracens and is likely to
play next weekend as well.?
Wales? last Six Nations win
at Twickenham was in 2012,
although
they
memorably
came back from the dead to
snatch victory in their 2015
World Cup battle.
And after talking up their
Grand Slam chances in the
wake of their Scotland romp,
Gatland admits this will be
an acid test.
He added: ?These next two
games, away to England and
Ireland are huge for us.
?We looked at our programme and said if we start
well against Scotland, you go
to Twickenham. And if we
can get a result there, you
are going to Dublin for a
Triple Crown and potentially
playing for the championship.
?We
know
all
about
England. They are strong at
set-piece, scrum and lineout
with some attacking threats
as well.
?They are an incredibly
good side. But as a group,
we are not talking too
much about England ?
more about what we are
capable of.?
WALES: Halfpenny, Adams, S Williams,
Parkes, S Evans, Patchell, G Davies; R
Evans, Owens, Lee, Hill, AW Jones (capt),
Shingler, Navidi, Moriarty. Reps: Dee, W
Jones, Francis, B Davies, Tipuric, A Davies,
Anscombe, North.
Ed?s Lions main man
WARREN GATLAND backed Eddie Jones to be
the next Lions boss ? but could not resist a
playful dig at the England chief.
Wales supremo Gat does not want the job
again after leading the Lions to victory in
Australia in 2013 and last summer?s
series draw in New Zealand.
Aussie Jones, 58, is favourite to take
charge in South Africa in 2021 when
his England contract runs out.
Kiwi Gatland, 54, grinned: ?Eddie will do
a great job if he?s Lions coach.
?But a 3-0 will be expected . . . it?s probably
By FRANK LEWIS
the easiest of the three tours, isn?t it?? Jones
(below) and Gatland have been involved in
some verbal fisticuffs ahead of previous
Six Nations clashes.
But Gatland confessed: ?He?s doing a
great job so I?m watching him pretty
closely and learning from him.
?I?m just intrigued by watching the
way he coaches his team.
?You learn as much as you possibly can
from everyone. That?s part of the game.?
ENGLAND v WALES
HEAD-TO-HEAD
May 29, 2016
Mar 12, 2016
Sep 26, 2015
Mar 9, 2014
Feb 25, 2012
Aug 6, 2011
England 27
England 25
England 25
England 29
England 12
England 23
Wales 13
Wales 21
Wales 28
Wales 18
Wales 19
Wales 19
WIGGLESWORTH THE WAIT
MILLS . . . tough times
Morgan
boost is
Tym-ely
By JACK ROSE
STRUGGLING Tymal Mills
has been tipped for an
England return by limitedovers skipper Eoin Morgan.
Left-arm
fast-bowler
Mills ? a T20 specialist
since
2015
?
was
dumped by Hobart Hurricanes for their Big Bash
semi-final and final.
He was also snubbed at
this year?s IPL auction ?
despite fetching �4million in 2017 to join Royal
Challengers Bangalore.
The 25-year-old has not
played for England since
February last year and will
again be missing this
morning when they face
Australia in Hobart for
their Tri-Nations opener.
But despite a noticeable
drop in pace, Morgan is
not ruling out a return for
Sussex star Mills.
Morgan said: ?He?s had
a tough couple of months.
?The way he comes back
from the sort of form he?s
in, or the luck he?s running at the moment, will
determine how he goes
over the next few years.?
Morgan also confirmed
Mills? absence from the
T20 squad Down Under to
face the Aussies and New
Zealand was down to management rather than form.
He said: ?We see him as
a guy who can gain a huge
amount
of
experience
playing in tournaments
around the world.
?Due to his fitness
background, we probably
wouldn?t
consider
him
until a World Cup year ?
we?re not pulling him out
of a Big Bash just for a
tri-series.
?We feel getting a long
string of games together
and having a set plan
could be a better plan
than travelling more and
maybe playing or not.
?We feel him committing
to one side, playing and
doing his thing on the
road is the best option at
the moment.?
Morgan also urged his
fringe players to make a
push in the forthcoming
ODI series in New Zealand
to book a place at next
year?s home World Cup.
He
added:
?There?s
probably about four guys
on the periphery of the
50-over squad so it?s an
opportunity for them to
stake their claim and
prove they can perform on
the international stage.?
ENGLAND (likely): Roy, Hales, Vince,
Morgan (capt), Buttler (wk), Billings,
Willey, Dawson, Rashid, T Curran, Wood.
TV: 8.40am, BT Sport 1.
Ben Youngs on Sunday ? hours after the
By JONNY FORDHAM
RICHARD WIGGLESWORTH feared for
Leicester man damaged knee ligaments in
his England career after the nightmare
weeks of my life. There is no point sugar- the 46-15 win over Italy.
surrounding his last cap.
Youngs was seeing a surgeon yesterday ?
coating it ? you put that much effort into
Saracens? scrum-half was part of the 2015
RETURN . . . Wigglesworth
World Cup squad humiliated at their own
tournament by getting dumped out in the
first round.
Now he has a chance to banish the
memory of a hellish eight days that saw
England
beaten
by
Wales
and
Australia as their fate was sealed.
Wigglesworth, in Eddie Jones? 23 to face
Wales in the Six Nations clash at Twickenham, said: ?That was one of the worst
something and mess it up.?
Asked if he felt his international career
was over after the 2015 disaster, 27-cap
Wigglesworth said: ?So many things go
through your mind at the time and that
will definitely have been one of them.
?That?s life, it is not easy all the time and
it is not enjoyable all the time ? but for
the most part there is nothing better than
being involved in an England side.?
Wigglesworth, 34, got the call to replace
having already been ruled out for at least
four months.
But Wigglesworth added: ?It is not the
way you want to take the call.
?You don?t like seeing anyone having a
part of their career taken away from them
because of injury. On a personal note I am
unbelievably excited.
?We have an app with all the plays and
info on, so I?ve been straight on that
refreshing. I?ve been on homework duty.?
MORGAN . . . skipper
1GM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
MUNICH
TRAGEDY - 60 YEARS ON
MUNICHTRAGEDY-60YEARSON
HEARTACHE . . . Old Trafford tributes for
the Munich air disaster, as Carrick, Mourinho,
Woodward and Ferguson (right) pay respects
BROTHERS IN ARMS
. . . reluctant hero
Gregg with Charlton
Picture: HARRY GREGG
FOUNDATION
United
FOOTBALL REMEMBERS THEM
IT immediately catches your
eye as you leave the media
facilities at Old Trafford.
An eternal flame flickering in the
gloom of the Munich Tunnel beneath
the Sir Bobby Charlton stand.
The centrepiece in the first of 11
panels charting the story of the
Busby Babes, the tragedy and
rebirth of Manchester United.
Perhaps it is mere coincidence
that every journalist sees it as they
exit. Those now charged with charting the history of this great club.
As those were 60 years ago ? filing what would be their final dispatches about a 3-3 draw in
Belgrade. Eight of them would never
write about this great club again.
Eight of the players they had
reported on would perish with
them on the Tarmac in Munich.
Yesterday
football
remembered
them, in Manchester, in Munich and
in Belgrade. There were 4,500 in
the East Stand of Old Trafford for
a 40-minute service.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby
Charlton were roared before it began.
Harry Gregg, the keeper and reluctant hero of the tragedy, followed
with his son as the United foundation choir sang ?I Watch the Sunrise?.
Gregg, the man who crawled
from the wreckage of Flight 609
only to return and haul out Sir
Bobby, Dennis Viollet and Serbian
Vera Lukic and her infant daughter.
Surrounded by the current first
team, Gregg watched board member
Michael Edelson and Sir Alex read
passages from scripture, and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward
read ?We will Remember Them?.
Listened as the song about the
tragedy ?The Flowers of Manchester?
was then sung and looked on as
current manager Jose Mourinho and
first-team captain Michael Carrick
laid wreaths on a stage.
Carrick said: ?For me, it was
emotional sitting next to Sir Bobby
and trying to come to terms with
what he?s been through.
?It was tough but a pleasure to
be a part of a beautiful service.
?When I came to the club 12
years ago I was aware of it. But
now I know what it means, how
important it is. Every team and age
group has paid their respects today
By NEIL
CUSTIS
and it speaks volumes of the club.?
Why nobody from the owning
Glazer family was there to be part
of it was not explained.
The ceremony closed with the
traditional football hymn ?Abide
With Me?. The words were on a
special commemorative brochure
given to all those who attended.
Gregg did not need them, he
knew them and sang them.
With that as the choir sang ?The
Lord?s My Shepherd? the legends
departed. The minute?s silence at
3.04pm had aptly been observed as
snow fluttered in biting temperatures.
As it did in Munich when there
was too much ice and slush for the
plane to take off. A team decimated,
a dream crushed, and a legend born.
The words in the central panel of
the tunnel sum it up: ?Before the
tragedy
at
Munich
the
club
belonged to Manchester but afterwards Manchester United captured
the imagination of the entire world?.
The tunnel?s final panel fastforwards ten years to the lifting of
the 1968 European Cup. Around the
pictures of that Wembley night the
words read: ?It had been a long, hard
journey setting out in defiance of the
Football League and enduring the
misery and woe of Munich before
arriving at that golden triumph?.
That was why they were on that
flight because manager Sir Matt
Busby saw the future of football in
European competition, while the
authorities tried to hold them back.
A team that would have gone on
to dominate it, had it not been cut
down. But the club would rise
again. Sir Alex?s greatest tribute to
?The Babes? came in the thrilling
young sides he created. Not least
the one in 1999 who completed the
Treble on what would have been
Sir Matt?s 90th birthday with a
second European Cup triumph.
Old Trafford is now a monument
to his success but one founded in
the legend of those who died 60
years ago. As we left Old Trafford
yesterday the flame flickered ? it
will never go out.
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Lingard
apology
JESSE LINGARD issued an
apology after a Twitter
cock-up at the Munich Air
Disaster memorial service.
The Manchester United
ace was at Old Trafford
and observed the silence
at 3.04pm ? the time of
the crash 60 years ago
which killed 23 people
including eight players.
But three minutes later,
Lingard?s account tweeted
about playing Fifa 18:
?Your not ready for me.?
Lingard responded last
night: ?A member of my
media team inadvertently
replied to a tweet during
the Munich memorial service. I was unaware. I?d
like to apologise for any
upset caused.?
52 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
1GM
dave.kidd@the-sun.co.uk
Tweet @davekidd_
ONE of
the
most
remarkable parts of
watching the finale to
Liverpool v Tottenham was
marvelling at Mo Salah?s
goal which combined Lionel
Messi with ballet dancer
Nijinsky, while Gary Neville
moaned about defending.
Occasionally,
could
you not just show
a little soul?
Dave Kidd
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
IF you haven?t heard
much about Ademola
Lookman yet, you?d
be impressed by him,
trust me.
GUARDIOLA . . . subs
NANNA
KNOWS
PEP GUARDIOLA, with
the
most
expensive
squad ever assembled
in
world
football,
names only six subs on
Manchester
City?s
bench
at
Burnley
because of a supposed
lack of players.
Antonio Conte, having
spent �0million of
Roman
Abramovich?s
wonga since arriving at
Chelsea 18 months ago
and having been given
a whacking pay rise
to �6m-a-year last
summer, moans about
an absence of transfer
money
and
public
appreciation.
And Jose Mourinho
whinges about a lack of
noise from the Old
Trafford punters who
fund his �m salary by
watching his strangely
unappealing team.
My old Nanna would
have told them all to
?stop showing off?.
LAMELA . . . ?ineffective?
LAM?S
ROAST
IT WAS a brilliant
exclusive
from
my
colleague Ken Lawrence
to get hold of Newport?s
scouting dossier on
Tottenham?s players.
It helped the League
Two side go so close
to knocking Mauricio
Pochettino?s men out of
the FA Cup 11 days ago.
Footballers
often
complain that newspapers are harsh on them
? but we?re rarely as
cutting as Newport?s spy
was about Erik Lamela.
?Lacks passion or
drive, does not like to
tackle or be tackled,
largely ineffective and
poor defensively,? he
wrote.
And he wasn?t much
kinder about several
other Spurs men.
Tonight?s
Wembley
replay should be tasty.
He was a straight A
student at school. He?s a
World Cup winner. He?s
quick, sharp and has a keen
eye for goal. He?s modest and
likeable, yet full of self-belief.
So when Sam Allardyce
froze him out of Everton?s
starting line-up, Lookman
dug in his heels and secured
a January loan move to Red
Bull Leipzig.
And, on his debut, he
became the first Englishborn player in a generation
to score in the Bundesliga.
When Lookman and Co
won the Under-20s World
Cup last June and then
England?s Under-17s followed
it up with an even more
impressive global triumph,
we celebrated but also
wondered what would
become of these kids.
We wondered what
would happen if they
ended
up
being
managed by an
old-school type
like Sam
Allardyce,
armed with
the
blunt
weapon
of
accepted
wisdom, and lacking
the
imagination
to
allow Lookman to flourish.
Even with a mid-table
Everton team in a season
going nowhere.
Lookman made one start
under
Allardyce,
scoring
twice in a Europa League
win over Apollon Limassol
in
December,
but
was
restricted to two substitute
appearances after that.
When Leipzig offered him
a loan deal, 20-year-old
Lookman ? a winger who
can also play centrally ?
was adamant he wanted to
go
to
Germany
despite
Allardyce warning against it.
Allardyce said: ?We tried
to persuade him not to
because I think it is a big
challenge for his development with not being able to
speak the language.?
This was a pretty neat
summation
of
everything
wrong
with
traditional
English football thinking ?
the fear of the foreign and
unknown, the unwillingness
to learn a new culture on
and off the pitch.
The
kind
of
thinking
which meant that England?s
national team lacked the
breadth of experience to
THERE
are
things
we?re allowed to write
about Dele Alli . . .
The diving and cheating,
the talks about linking up
with Jorge Mendes, the stupid gesture earning a twomatch international ban.
And
then
there
are
things we?re not allowed to
write about him.
But suffice to say he?s
becoming a cartoon parody
of
a
Premier
League
footballer. And that it won?t
be long until people are
going to start seriously
wondering
whether
he?s
worth all the fuss.
FIRST ADE . . .
Lookman hails his
debut winner for
Leipzig against
Monchengladbach
Sam,
take a
better
Look
man!
compete at the top level. But
Allardyce relented, admitting
that Lookman ? a bright lad
from
an
outward-looking
generation who tend to be
knowledgeable about foreign
football ? had needed to
be ?stubborn?.
In fairness, the Goodison
boss added that he hoped
Lookman
?proves
us
all
wrong?. Which is not an
eventuality Big Sam usually
seems to relish.
But after Lookman scored
the only goal for Leipzig
against Borussia Monchengladbach ? as Everton were
being soundly caned 5-1 at
Arsenal ? Allardyce was
asked whether the kid might
have made any difference.
Unimpressed by such a
snowflake-style
question,
Allardyce answered: ?I?ve got
Yannick Bolasie who cost
thirty million quid and Theo
Walcott who cost twenty
million. Both have a lot more
experience than Lookman.?
If only the Big man
heeded the words of songstress Jessie J, ?We want to
make
the
world
dance,
forget about the price tag?,
then wouldn?t that world be
a happier place?
A
keen
proponent
of
karaoke,
Allardyce
might
even add that, ?It ain?t about
the cha-ching, cha-ching, or
the b-bling, b-bling?.
But there we digress into
a fanciful daydream.
English
football
should
certainly
hope
Lookman
proves Allardyce wrong.
Because, while there is
little practical to be
done about the roadblocks to home-grown
talent in the Premier
League,
our
kids
can
consider
broadening their
minds in that
big old place
called
?abroad?.
There
was
some
disappointment
when
one
of
England?s brightest
Under-17
stars,
Jadon
Sancho,
was
recalled to join Borussia
Dortmund?s
first-team
squad rather than play in
the latter stages of the
World Cup in India last
October.
But how encouraging it is
that the 17-year-old has
now made six first-team
Bundesliga
appearances,
including
two
successive
starts last month and a
cameo in Germany?s biggest
fixture ? Dortmund against
Bayern Munich.
The
same
agent
took
Lookman to Leipzig and
Sancho
from
Manchester
City to Dortmund.
While no agent operates as
a charitable service to the
future of England?s national
team, this one ? Emeka
Obasi ? is doing his bit.
The FA have improved
England?s national age-group
structure
almost
beyond
recognition. Yet it was only
18 months ago that they
chose Allarydce to manage
the senior team.
Luckily, that brainstorm
was only temporary.
Because
many
of
this
next generation ? including
Lookman and Sancho ? are
gifted,
uninhibited,
wellschooled and open-minded.
Things really could turn
out differently for English
football ? but only if it
allows itself to imagine.
SCOUT OF ORDER
WHEN West Ham recruitment
chief Tony Henry suggested his
club had a ?No Africans? policy,
it was deplorable on a basic
human level.
Sadly, though, the tone of
casual racism which earned him
the sack from the Hammers is
hardly rare in the football world.
Then there?s also the fact a
business with an annual turnover
of �0million can choose a man
like Henry for a senior talentidentification post.
Someone who?ll happily regard
Didier Drogba and Mo Salah,
or indeed Gary Player and Idi
Amin, as if they were identical
because they?re from the same
continent . . .
I?D
watched
Carlos
Carvalhal?s
Sheffield
Wednesday
team
a
couple of times and thought
they?d
looked
extremely
well coached ? so I wasn?t
as surprised as most to see
Swansea improve under the
Portuguese.
It?s just these ?wacky?
analogies of his. And the
way he laughs at them
when no one else is really
laughing.
Could someone have a
quiet word and tell him
he?s in danger of coming
across as a bit of a
weirdo?
POCHETTINO . . . idea
Prem put
break on
the table
By DAN KING
PREMIER LEAGUE chiefs
are considering a winter
break when the next TV
deal is agreed.
The
Premier
League
confirmed it has been
talking to the FA and the
Football League about how
to fit in a period of rest.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said: ?It is
a good idea. All ideas that
can help the players are
good. And we will see how
this can work.?
The top leagues in Germany, France, Italy and
Spain all take time out
mid-season.
FA bigwigs have said a
winter break is not feasible until the end of the
current TV deal in 2019.
But a Premier League
spokesman
confirmed:
?The Premier League has
been in discussions with
the FA and EFL regarding
the congested calendar,
and ways we can ease
congestion while also giving players a break.
?Provided space can be
found, we are open to this
in principle.?
SPURS will be eager
to avoid an FA Cup
replay shock against
League Two Newport
tonight.
The Exiles were
eight minutes away
from a stunning win
at Rodney Parade
but this trip to Wembley is likely to spell
the end of their run.
Tottenham
boss
Mauricio Pochettino
might rest a few
stars with Saturday?s North London
derby in mind. But
there is value in
Spurs to win both
halves and both
teams to score at
2/1 with Sun Bets.
Harry Kane to net
first in a 3-0 win is
priced at 12/1 with
Sun Bets.
But if you fancy
the plucky Exiles
to cause a major
upset, Sun Bets will
give you 28/1.
DIAMOND: Spurs to win both
halves and both teams to
score, 2/1 with Sun Bets.
NEXT BEST: Harry Kane to
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3-0, 12/1 with Sun Bets.
LONGSHOT: Newport to win,
28/1 with Sun Bets.
18+ T&Cs apply.
Odds subject to change.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
SPURS v NEWPORT
53
7.45pm, BT SPORT 2 &
DELE?S TOP 5 DIVES
BOOKED . . . Reds
stars fume as Dele
gets cautioned at
Anfield on Sunday
MAHREZ . . . dispute
Mahrez
missing
By GRAEME BRYCE
RIYAD MAHREZ entered
week two of his dispute
with Leicester by missing
training AGAIN.
The Foxes returned from
a 48-hour break following
Saturday?s draw with Swansea to resume training at
their Belvoir Drive base.
Yet there were no signs
of Mahrez, 26.
Leicester have not said
whether the Algerian was
given permission to skip
yesterday?s session ? the
fourth he has missed.
They are taking a softlysoftly approach as they
look to reintegrate the
rebel winger back into
their squad.
Mahrez slapped in a
transfer request last Tuesday, but Leicester refused
Manchester City?s offer of
�million plus loaned-out
attacker Patrick Roberts.
Sources close to the
player suggest he is ?in a
fragile state of mind?.
EVRA
From Back Page
from European competitions until the end of June
and fined nearly �000.
But he is wanted by
Hammers manager David
Moyes to ease the club?s
injury crisis.
He would fill the gap
left by Masuaku and will
have a medical today.
The move for Senegalborn Evra comes days after
the club sacked director
of recruitment Tony Henry
over alleged discrimination
towards African players.
Moyes worked with Evra
while boss at Old Trafford
and the deal looks close
after the defender visited
West
Ham?s
training
ground yesterday.
Marseille axed Evra for
clashing with the team?s
fans before a Europa
League
match
against
Vitoria Guimaraes.
AUBA
From Back Page
few times and asked, ?Will
you come or not??
?I said, ?First you have
to tell me if you signed
or not?.
?He told me it was all
done ? and of course it
was a big factor in me
coming here.
?It?s like being reunited
with a brother, a good
friend. We played together
in the past and I?m really
happy to see him again.?
Dortmund CEO HansJoachim Watzke accused
Aubameyang of downing
tools to force the move.
The striker scored on
his Arsenal debut while
Mkhitaryan provided three
assists in the 5-1 victory
over Everton on Saturday.
Aubameyang, speaking
to Arsenal.com, added:
?We know each other on
and off the pitch.?
DEENEY . . . gesture
BOOKED . . . during 3-0 win over
Manchester United in April 2016
Finger to
point at
Deeney
PENALTY . . . Kane broke deadlock
in 3-0 win at Burnley last December
By DAN KING
FALL GUY
From Back Page
BOOKED . . . as Spurs won 4-0 at
Huddersfield back in September
PENALTY . . . this led to Kane opener
in 5-0 win over Swansea in Dec 2016
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WE?RE ALL
WRITE
HUGGY PAIR . . . Flynn
(left) and Pochettino
Flynn: Dossier has not
soured Poch friendship
MICHAEL FLYNN is confident his
By KEN LAWRENCE
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relationship
with
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got
leaked and there is nothing
Mauricio Pochettino was NOT I can do about
it, but there was no malaffected by Newport?s FA Cup ice and I?ve apologised on our behalf.?
dossier.
Newport so nearly created one of the
SunSport revealed how County chief
Flynn prepared his side for the initial
fourth-round clash at Rodney Parade
with an in-depth assessment of Tottenham?s strengths ? and weaknesses.
The info questioned keeper Michel
Vorm?s reaction to crosses, the work
ethic of Erik Lamela and told Newport?s
players to put Eric Dier under pressure.
But Flynn, 37, who revealed Poch has
promised to help him become a top
manager, was adamant their bond has
not been damaged in any way.
He said: ?We?ve exchanged a couple of
messages since then. There?s no issue
and he has bigger things to worry
great Cup giant-killing acts 11 days ago.
And Flynn knows even if the Exiles
were to do the near-impossible at
Wembley tonight the Spurs boss has
MOSS? QUICK RETURN
JON MOSS will be on Merseyside
again to referee Everton?s game
against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Moss gave Spurs two penalties in
Sunday?s 2-2 draw at Liverpool
but said he was wrong to ask a
fourth official for TV guidance.
guaranteed he will still be a guiding
light in the future. Flynn said: ?A few
minutes before kick?off at Rodney
Parade I went to shake Mauricio?s hand.
?As we did he reached into his
pocket, pulled out his card and told
me, ?Here are all my contact details.
We must stay in touch. I like you and I
really like the football you are playing
here. I will help you in any way if I
can so make sure that you keep in
contact then we can talk.??
Flynn, who took over in March,
added: ?I?ve already been lucky to
study under Pep Guardiola on my
way to my Uefa Pro licence.
?But to have someone like Mauricio offer me help down the
line is a real honour.?
Newport special ?
Goals Pages 1, 2, 3
TROY DEENEY faces a
THIRD suspension of the
season over his obscene
goal celebration against
Chelsea.
FA chiefs are waiting to
receive
referee
Mike
Dean?s report on Watford?s
4-1 win before deciding
whether or not to charge
the Hornets striker.
Deeney had the middle
finger on both hands
raised at Blues fans after
giving Watford the lead
from the penalty spot on
Monday.
He did not help his
cause by admitting he was
responding to speculation
surrounding a January
move away.
Deeney said: ?That was
a case of letting everyone
know I saw everything and
I am still here.?
The striker, 29, could
be
banned
for
four
matches, having already
missed seven games this
season because of two
other suspensions.
He was given a retrospective three-match ban
after raising his hands to
Stoke midfielder Joe Allen
in October.
That was followed by a
four-game spell on the
sidelines for the red card
he received for a foul on
Huddersfield forward Collin
Quaner in December.
RICHARLISON . . . tears
Rich: My
sob story
By ALEC SHILTON
WATFORD ace Richarlison
proved he is a serious
bawler after being subbed
in Monday?s 4-1 mauling
of Chelsea.
The Brazilian forward
was hauled off by Hornets
boss Javi Gracia on 65
minutes with his side
leading 1-0.
And TV cameras caught
a tearful Richarlison, 20,
sitting on the bench
following the change for
Roberto Pereyra.
Speaking to ESPN Brazil
after Watford?s home win,
Richarlison revealed why
he broke down.
He said: ?I was crying
because I wanted to play
and help my team-mates.
?But in the end the guy
who entered the pitch did
the job well so it?s all OK.?
54 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
PREMIER LEAGUE
AZPILICUETA . . . talk
DOOR
From Back Page
yesterday took the shock
decision to give himself
and his players THREE
days off after Monday?s
4-1 defeat at Watford.
He was also backed by
captain Gary Cahill, who
maintains he is doing an
?unbelievable job?.
Some stars have been
unhappy at Conte?s training methods but Cahill ?
looking to get the team
fired up for Monday?s
game against West Brom
? stressed: ?Whatever is
decided, the players have
to take responsibility.
?This is the worst I?ve
felt for quite a while.
?Performance-wise,
I
didn?t recognise us or
myself. It was abysmal.?
Former Barcelona boss
Luis Enrique is the favourite for Conte?s job.
But the Blues insist no
contact has yet been
made with any potential
2GM
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CONTE?S A
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Antonio?s trash
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successors. Chelsea have
conceded seven goals in
two heavy defeats to
Bournemouth and Watford,
sparking player unrest.
Some
stars
feel
a
change of boss is inevitable ? but Conte insists
he will not resign.
The Italian still has 18
months
left
on
his
�6million-a-year contract
and says he wants to stay
on and see the job through.
Chelsea have sacked
previous managers Jose
Mourinho,
Luiz
Felipe
Scolari, Roberto Di Matteo
and Andre Villas-Boas in
mid-season.
But
defender
Cesar
Azpilicueta said: ?We are
here all together. There
has been speculation all
the time in the five or six
years I have been here.
?We are Chelsea and
are a big club. Even when
we lose just one game, it?s
a bad time for us. But I?m
sure this team will get
back to it, to fight.?
CHELSEA?S NEXT 5 GAMES
Monday ..... West Brom (h)
(Premier League)
Feb 16 .................... Hull (h)
(FA Cup)
Feb 20 ......... Barcelona (h)
(Champions League)
Feb 25 ...........Man Utd (a)
(Premier League)
Mar 4 ............ Man City (a)
(Premier League)
WAT A STINK . . . Conte
holds his nose and looks
on in despair as Chelsea
are thrashed at Watford
CURSE OF LAST 5 MANAGERS
Lifted title Axed/Retired
WHO HAVE WON PREM TITLE
2012-13 Alex Ferguson (Man Utd)
May 19, 2013 0 days
2013-14 Manuel Pellegrini (Man C,right ) May 11, 2014 735 days
2014-15 Jose Mourinho (Chelsea)
May 24, 2015 207 days
2015-16 Claudio Ranieri (Leicester) May 15, 2016 447 days
2016-17 Antonio Conte (Chelsea)
May 12, 2017 ???
Ave 347 days
CONTE CLUB PTS RECORD
AFTER 26 LEAGUE GAMES
2013-14
Juventus 69
2016-17
Chelsea 63
2012-13
Juventus 58
2011-12
Juventus 52
2017-18
Chelsea 50
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
55
BOSS DESTINED FOR THE TIP
HAS-BIN
talk, players tired of his methods
Neil Ashton
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER ON THE CRISIS AT STAMFORD BRIDGE
ANTONIO CONTE is risking
it all ? reputation, goodwill,
respect.
Chelsea?s head coach, titlewinning manager in his first
season at Stamford Bridge, is
running
out
of
friends
in
English football.
His allies are turning their back on
him, distancing themselves from this
volatile Italian after he pressed the
self-destruct button.
Even the players, the same group
who threw him into the sky to
celebrate
the
Premier
League
triumph last May, are losing faith.
Standards at Chelsea?s luxurious
Cobham
training
complex
are
slipping. First-team sessions often
start behind schedule ? 10.45am, or
thereabouts, is the new 10.30am.
There is too much standing around,
with the Italian?s obsession with training without the ball intensifying when
results took a turn for the worse.
Those endless hours spent analysing
the opposition, a key feature of their
title-winning season, no longer has
the same effect on the players.
Last time out, as Chelsea powered
towards a fifth Premier League title,
that same group of players slowly
became
accustomed
to
Conte?s
painstaking tactical briefings.
They did not like them but
recognised their importance as the
Blues closed on the title again.
This
really
is
second
season
syndrome. The players are tired of
Conte?s training sessions, desperate
for a fresh angle, a fresh approach,
after a sixth league defeat this term.
Still, they cannot escape the blame.
David Luiz?s performance ? if it
can be called that ? in the 4-1
thrashing at Watford was one of his
very worst in a Chelsea shirt.
Whatever the defender?s views on
Conte, he should be showing more
respect.
That is in short supply around
Stamford Bridge these days because
the squad are waiting for Chelsea to
sack yet another manager mid-season.
Jose Mourinho (twice), Luiz Felipe
Scolari,
Andre
Villas-Boas
and
Roberto Di Matteo have all been
knifed during the season. Conte is
PREM CHAMPIONS: LOWEST POINTS
AFTER 26 GAMES THE NEXT SEASON
2016-17
Leicester 24 2010-11
Chelsea
2015-16
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Blackburn 41 2017-18
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2013-14
Man Utd 42 2001-02
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being made to wait ? all that work,
the commitment, the focus and
dedication needed to win the Premier
League, has been undone with his
trash-talking.
Trashing Chelsea?s board, trashing
the club?s transfer policy and trashing
his own good name.
Conte?s image, no matter how loud
Chelsea fans sing his name at every
game, has been tarnished.
The players have been given a
three-day break, designed to give
everybody at the club some breathing
space after their chaotic defeat on
Monday ? but it is a sticking plaster.
Some scars, especially as deep as
this one, never heal.
It would be very, very easy ? and
very tempting ? to fire a coach who
is suddenly 19 points adrift of
runaway leaders Manchester
City. This time Chelsea are
determined to brazen it out.
The board believes Conte
is angling for the sack, that
his incomprehensible and
incoherent
outbursts
are
designed to provoke Roman
Abramovich.
For
once
they
are
determined to do things
differently.
Club
director
Marina
Granovskaia (right) ? who
is in charge of Chelsea?s
transfer negotiations ? has
not been seen at an away
game since the trip to
Vicarage Road in August
2016. She is making Conte sweat it
out. It is no secret that the pair have
a difficult, turbulent relationship.
To that end, Conte has been
personally reminded that Chelsea
spent the best part of �0million
across two transfer windows to
improve the side following last
season?s title win.
Even in the moneyed modern era of
the sport, that hefty financial outlay
shows boardroom support ? and
respect ? for his work.
His penchant for homing in on
players with Serie A experience ?
Alvaro
Morata,
Antonio
Rudiger,
Davide Zappacosta and Emerson
Palmieri ? supports her argument.
It was still not enough for him.
Granovskaia
has
witnessed
the
changes in Conte, the man who was
so desperate to succeed at Chelsea
when he quit as Italy?s head coach
after Euro 2016.
Then he was focused, disciplined
and driven as he worked out a way ?
with the change on the field to 3-4-3
so critical ? to bring the Premier
League trophy back to West London.
The view from the top is very
different now.
He would still win a popularity
contest among the fans, with those
wild, over-the-top celebrations when
he piles into the crowd an endearing
feature of his first season.
Chelsea?s key influencers remember
just how much damage between
boardroom and terraces was done
when they hired Rafa ?Beneathus? as
interim manager. It turned out they
were not that into him.
Conte is different, a fan
favourite despite the alarming 3-0 defeat at home to
Bournemouth, followed by
the spanking at Watford.
Conte?s
super-slick
PR
operation has kept them all
on side.
He will do well to talk his
way out of a big defeat
against Barcelona.
It is in the Champions
League
last
16,
against
Ernesto
Valverde?s
freescoring side, that Conte
could come unstuck.
He is a bad, bad loser.
Chelsea still like that about
him, mindful of the mood swings that
all top-class managers go through
during a run of bad results.
They put up with Mourinho for as
long as they could, desperate to find
a way to make it work when it all
went wonky in late 2015.
The Special One will be loving this,
especially with the way he has jabbed
Conte in the ribs at regular intervals
over recent months.
They are still slated to meet at Old
Trafford on February 25, with Conte
promising to confront Manchester
United?s manager over their bitter
war of words.
He will do well to make it that far
? but Chelsea are determined to keep
Conte until the end of the season.
Beyond that, he is history.
Tweet @neilashton_
CHELSEA BOSSES AFTER PREM TITLE WIN
Days after
title win
Lifted title
Manager axed
2005-06 Apr 29, 2006 Mourinho Sep 19, 2007 508 days
2009-10 May 9, 2010 Ancelotti May 22, 2011 378 days
2014-15 May 2, 2015 Mourinho Dec 17, 2015 229 days
2016-17 May 12, 2017
270 days*
Ancelotti
* still running
ROUT . . . Courtois had nightmare at Watford
Courtois is
Mad for it
By PHIL CADDEN
THIBAUT COURTOIS has fuelled more talk
of a move to Real Madrid by saying his
?heart? is in Spain.
The Chelsea goalkeeper, 25, has been a
long-term target for the reigning La Liga
and European champions.
And the Belgian flirted with the Spanish
giants once again by speaking of his love
for Madrid, where his two children live.
Courtois played for Real?s bitter rivals
Atletico on loan for three seasons before
being recalled by the Blues in 2014.
He said: ?My personal situation is
related to the city of Madrid.
?My two children live there with their
mum. I have my daughter every day on
FaceTime. She often tells me that she
misses me. My son is still too small to
communicate like that.
?Whenever I have the opportunity, I try
to return to Spain. As a situation, it is not
always easy. Yes, my heart is in Madrid.
?If they want me, they have to contact
Chelsea. But they have not done that.
?What is certain is that one day I will
return to Madrid. I love Spain.
?If Real are really interested, then my
personal situation could influence things.?
Courtois is under contract with Chelsea
until 2019 ? and says he will hold more
talks over his Blues future next month.
He told Belgian publication Sport/Foot
Magazine: ?We agreed to meet again in
February because the club had more
urgent issues to deal with in January.
?The signs are positive. Their desire to
extend Eden Hazard?s deal reassures me.?
It?s deja Blue
says Wilkins
By OSCAR PAUL
RAY WILKINS believes it is groundhog day
at Chelsea ? with players performing
as badly as they did before Jose Mourinho
was sacked.
Mourinho was axed from Stamford
Bridge only seven months after winning the
title in 2015, with his side 16th in the table.
And speaking to talkSPORT, Blues legend
Wilkins, who played and coached at the
club, placed the blame squarely on the
players and the club?s recruitment process.
He said: ?If your dressing room isn?t
manned up you?ve got a massive problem
? and I don?t see the blokes in that
dressing room. As much as people say it?s
time for change at the top, they have to
clear out a lot of players at that club.
?The players are playing in exactly the
same manner as when Mourinho was fired.
?We can say it?s the manager?s fault but
he doesn?t go out and play. Monday?s
display against Watford was inept.?
Wilkins added: ?The squad this year is
weaker than the one which won the league
last year.
?No Diego Costa, no Nemanja Matic. It?s
been a massive blow to Antonio Conte.
?I think Conte is paying for former technical director Michael Emenalo?s mistakes.
?To actually swap Matic with Bakayoko?
They should have brought in Alvaro Morata
to play alongside Costa and they should
have signed Bakayoko just to play every
now and again. He isn?t ready to play.?
56 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
1GM
Sun
GOING DOWN . . .
Spurs star Dele takes
a tumble at Liverpool
thesun.co.uk/sport
Sport
Hammers
Evra deal
By OSCAR PAUL
WEST HAM are in talks to
sign kung fu bad-boy Patrice
Evra due to Arthur Masuaku?s
six-match ban for spitting.
Former Manchester United
left-back Evra, 36, is a free
agent after being sacked by
Marseille for booting a fan in
the head in November.
The Frenchman was banned
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POCH BACKS
HIS FALL GUY
Auba pact
with Mkhi
By DAN KING
MAURICIO POCHETTINO says
Dele Alli can carry on diving
and insisted: It is just one of
the tricks of football.
No1
Tottenham star Dele, 21, got his
THIRD yellow card for simulation in just three seasons during
Sunday?s 2-2 draw at Liverpool.
But
when
quizzed
over
whether Dele?s antics could
stop referees awarding his side
penalties, boss Pochettino claimed:
?There is such a focus on this
type of situation. I think it?s a
minimal issue.
?He is a little bit nasty. He?s not
perfect, nobody is. Of course, he is
By JORDAN DAVIES
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG
confessed he only signed
for Arsenal because Henrikh
Mkhitaryan did.
Star Aubameyang switched
to the Gunners for a club
record �million ? a week
after ex-Borussia Dortmund
team-mate Mkhitaryan arrived
from Manchester United.
Auba said: ?He called me a
Turn to Page 53
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divin?
Dele
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JUST GR8!
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Champs League spot
is key to Conte fate
By ANDREW DILLON
ANTONIO CONTE has been
given a stay of execution and
escaped the sack at Chelsea.
But if the Blues plummet outside
the top four, jeopardising Champions
League football next season, owner
Roman Abramovich will wield the axe.
Under-fire Chelsea manager Conte
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TAKE THAT . . . Ben Tozer
gets to work on punchbag
I?LL KNOCK
THEM OUT
Boxing helped Tozer KO anxiety
..now he?s ready to fight Spurs
EXCLUSIVE by KEN LAWRENCE
NEWPORT defender Ben Tozer is looking to
knock out heavyweights Tottenham after winning
his fight with mental health.
Brave Tozer, 27, admits boxing in the gym kept
him going as he battled anxiety.
Now he hopes to deal Spurs? FA Cup hopes a
blow at Wembley tonight as a tribute to the
people who helped him through his dark times.
Tozer said: ?I have a lot of people to thank ?
my wife Sophie, the club doctor, the manager,
my family. The biggest thank you would be to
beat Tottenham. It would be a miracle.
?But I believe in them now because coming
through what I did feels like a miracle to me.?
Boxing kept me going ? Pages 2, 3
GET IN . . . Amond puts Newport ahead against Spurs
2 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
1GG
GOALS FA Cup 4th-round replay
WITH
SUNSPORT has teamed up with
Carabao to offer one lucky Chelsea
fan a pair of tickets for Monday?s
Premier
League
clash
between
Chelsea and West Brom.
The Blues are in the second year of
a global partnership with the South
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which has been newly
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It is the club?s official
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I was on a
downward
spiral..and
didn?t want
to kick a
ball again
TOZER IS REAL FIGHTER
EXCLUSIVE by KEN LAWRENCE
BEN TOZER goes for a
Wembley miracle having
come through the battle
against
anxiety
that
almost
wrecked
his
career.
The
Newport
defender
made himself a hero along
with the rest of Michael
Flynn?s League Two side in
taking Tottenham to tonight?s
FA Cup fourth-round replay.
But the real act of heroism
from him came last season.
For he kept his problems
secret from his team-mates as he
feared upsetting them in their
bid to stay in the Football
League.
Tozer tells for the first time
how being dumped on the
transfer list by former manager
Graham Westley led to him
becoming an emotional wreck. He
Tottenham
v Newport
7.45pm, BT Sport 2
revealed: ?I ended up watching
day-time telly for months and I
felt like I never wanted to kick a
ball in my life again.
?I
don?t
know
what
was
happening to me for a while.
?But you know you have a
problem when your missus tells
you that you have to go and see
someone.
?I was on a downward spiral
to nowhere and for a while the
only thing that kept me going
was boxing.
?There was a gym on the seafront at Barry where the boxing
champion
Lee
Selby
would
sometimes work out.
?I?d be there at 8am every day,
battering bags, trying to work
out my frustration. Then it would
be back to day?time telly again
trying to cope with anxiety
attacks.?
Tozer was rated as one of
England?s most promising teenage
defenders and he won four caps
for the Three Lions schoolboys.
Sam Allardyce paid �1million
to take him to Newcastle United
from Swindon Town when he
was just 17.
Yet a decade on he celebrated
his 27th birthday at rock bottom
after being ditched by former
Exiles boss Westley at the start
of last year.
Plymouth?born Tozer explains
how Westley, later sacked by
Newport in March, called him
into his office just over 12
months ago.
He said: ?It was a surreal
situation. Westley had something
going on in his head, thinking
there was some sort of conspiracy against him among some of
the players.
?In my view he was being
1GG
5
NEWPORT are back at Wembley for
the first time in nearly five years ?
since beating Wrexham in the
Conference play-off final in May 2013.
1
THE League Two side have won just
one of their seven FA Cup away
games v top-flight opposition ? a 3-1
win against Huddersfield in 1949.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
11
3
in association with
SINCE losing to West Ham in the
League Cup fourth round, Spurs are
unbeaten in their last 11 home
games at Wembley (W9 D2).
TOZER CAREER RECORD
2007
2009
2010-11
2011-15
2013
2015-16
2016*On loan
Games
Swindon
7
Newcastle
2
Northampton* 34
Northampton 199
Colchester*
1
Yeovil
32
Newport
65
TOTAL
340
HECKINGBOTTOM
Big Barn
storm at
Heck?s
switch
By MICHAEL MORGAN
NET TOO BAD . . .
Newport?s Ben Tozer
in goalscoring action
SPURRED ON . . .
Tozer (right) puts
in a tackle on Spurs
striker Llorente
paranoid and morale was very
low in the camp. Then he pulled
me into his office and told me he
was putting me on the list.
?I had played 31 games last
season but then, from nowhere,
I was suddenly out and it left
me baffled.
?What happened next made the
whole thing worse because then
there were stories coming out
against me in the local media.
?There I was living in Cardiff
with Sophie, my wife now but
then my fianc閑, away from my
family and in a very tough
environment.
?I took it all very hard because
anybody would tell you I was
always up for it, a good trainer, a
hard worker, a team player ? and
suddenly I was out.
?I?m just glad I listened to
Sophie and sought help after a
few months of going down mentally, turning up for training and
knowing I was basically wasting
my time under Westley.?
Once Flynn succeeded Westley
11 months ago, Tozer approached
him and the club doctor and
went into counselling.
Tozer, who lost out in a 2013
League Two play?off final at
Wembley against Bradford when
playing for Northampton, added:
?The gaffer and the club doctor
were brilliant.
?Only three people at the club
knew what I was going through
? them and me. The whole thing
was kept secret.
?It was so secret I didn?t want
to tell any of my team-mates.
?We were fighting for our lives
to stay in League Two.
?I?d like to have taken them
into my confidence ? and I know
now that it is a good thing to
talk about these problems, which
is why I have decided to tell my
story now.
?But at the time I was scared if
I did tell them it might upset
them and take their minds off
that fight to stay in the league.?
By supreme irony, Tozer will be
making his 31st appearance of
this season tonight after turning
his life around.
He said: ?I have a lot of people
to thank ? Sophie, the club
doctor, the manager, my family
who knew what was happening.
?The biggest thank you would
be to beat Tottenham.
?Sure, it would be a miracle.
But I believe in them now
because coming through what I
did feels like a miracle to me.?
Tozer knows what he is talking
about in terms of footballing
miracles.
Eight years ago, when on loan
from Newcastle, he was part of
one of the biggest shocks in the
League Cup.
His colossal performance at the
heart of the Northampton defence
helped the League Two Cobblers
to win 4?2 on penalties against
Liverpool
at
Anfield,
having
drawn 2?2 after extra-time.
Now, after holding Spurs 1-1 at
Rodney Parade, he is aiming for
a similar upset tonight.
PACKING PUNCH . . .
Newport ace Ben Tozer
PAUL
HECKINGBOTTOM
checked in as Leeds? ninth
manager in four years
yesterday ? and left
Barnsley bitter.
Heckingbottom signed an
18-month deal after Leeds
triggered a release clause
in his Oakwell contract
signed five days ago.
Barnsley were handed
�0,000 compensation
but the Tykes are fuming
at Heckingbottom?s switch
so soon after pledging his
future to them.
They are caught up in a
relegation battle after one
win in 15 Championship
games during a period in
which
former
owner
Patrick Cryne died.
Heckingbottom, 40, left
his home-town club on the
second anniversary of taking charge when they were
one
place
and
one
point above the drop zone.
Chief executive Gauthier
Ganaye said: ?We are
shocked at Paul?s desire
to leave the club having
agreed a new contract
with us last week.
?Yes, it was unexpected.
Yes, it has come during a
complicated period. Yes, it
will make things more difficult in the short term.
?But our club is strong
and certainly not dependent on one man alone.?
Barnsley are due to visit
Elland Road on April 21.
But
Heckingbottom?s
first game as Thomas
Christiansen?s successor
is another Yorkshire derby
? at Sheffield United on
Saturday.
Leeds are seven points
outside the top six after
five defeats during seven
games without a win.
But Heckingbottom is
relishing the job. He said:
?This is something I have
worked very hard for.
?It?s a big opportunity
with a big club.
?The way they want me
to go about the job is in
line with my own ideas.
?Everything about Leeds
? the size, history and
tradition ? appealed to
me and I aim to make the
most of this chance.?
Development coach Paul
Harsley has been put in
temporary
charge
at
Barnsley but Wycombe
boss Gareth Ainsworth
and ex-Leeds chief Garry
Monk are potential longterm options.
4 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
2GG
GOALS FA Cup 4th-round replays
IT?S A CAA
Carlos boys set up Wed
d
EXTRA SPECIAL . . . Steve Mounie puts Huddersfield 2-1 up in extra-time
WAG: WE?LL
KICK ALEXIS
By GRAHAM HILL
BOSS David Wagner warned Alexis
Sanchez to expect another kicking
in the fifth round.
Chilean star Sanchez was fouled
SEVEN times in Manchester United?s 2-0
win over Huddersfield on Saturday ? the
joint-most for any player in a Premier
League game this season.
The two clubs will meet again at the
John Smith?s Stadium in the FA Cup
on Saturday week.
And Huddersfield chief Wagner (below)
promised: ?If he is on the pitch we will
try to defend against him ? but if he is
too quick for us, we have to foul him.
?That is not what we like to do but
sometimes it is what you have to do
against a top-quality player.?
Birmingham looked like making it
?No Way Jose? for the Terriers.
Che Adams put the Championship
strugglers ahead after 52 minutes with
a fine turn and shot.
The visitors levelled eight
minutes later when Tom
Ince?s shot was parried by
David Stockdale only for
defender Marc Roberts to
help the ball over his own
goalline.
Brum keeper Stockdale
pulled off a string of fine
saves to force extra-time.
But two goals in three
minutes from Steve Mounie
and Rajiv van La Parra
sealed a much-needed win
before Ince added No 4.
German
boss
Wagner
added: ?I enjoyed extra
time, even the second half
was enjoyable, even if we
were not clinical enough.
?We needed the first half
to get into the game but
after that I thought we
played well and created
some good chances.
?I was very pleased with the attitude
and I thought it was a deserved win,
even though we know how hard it was.
?We are very pleased to have
Manchester United at home in the next
round but, more importantly, we
needed a win to try to build some
momentum.
?The United game is now two weeks
away and the next game is on Sunday
against Bournemouth and that is the
main focus for us now.
?The Cup is something we worked
for and is enjoyable. To play Manchester United is something we and the
whole town can enjoy.?
Huddersfield wasted a string of
chances to win without extra-time.
They went close twice in as many
minutes early in the first half when
Birmingham........1
Huddersfield......4
Adams 52
Roberts (og) 60; Mounie 94; Van La Parra 97; Ince 106
(After extra-time, 1-1 after 90 minutes)
Abdelhamid Sabiri saw a shot blocked
and Scott Malone drove the rebound
wide from long distance.
Stockdale almost gifted Terriers an
opener when his clearance fell straight
to Sabiri who shot wide.
Another swift break ended with leftback Malone going close again as he
fired into the side netting.
But Birmingham snatched an unlikely
lead seven minutes after the interval.
Lukas Jutkiewicz?s header set up the
chance for Adams, who turned and
found the bottom corner with a low
drive for his sixth goal of the season.
That
sparked
Huddersfield
into
action. Philip Billing went agonisingly
close as his shot bobbled
wide before Roberts? own
goal got the tie back on
terms.
Terriers
sub
Florent
Hadergjonaj forced Stockdale into another save and
Collin Quaner set up Ince
who ? with just Stockdale
to beat ? failed to find
Mounie for a tap-in.
Quaner fired a powerful
drive just wide and Stockdale pulled off a magnificent double save, stopping
Ince?s drive before getting
down
to
smother
the
rebound from Malone.
Even in stoppage time
Huddersfield
went
close
when sub Van La Parra
curled his 20-yarder wide.
Finally,
three
minutes
after the restart, Malone
crossed for Mounie to head home from
inside the six-yard box and Van La
Parra netted after Stockdale had made
another save from Ince.
By the time midfielder Ince added
the fourth, the contest was over.
Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill said:
?For 90 minutes we did well. We kept it
tight until half-time and in the second
half we opened up and got the goal.
?We didn?t need this game going to
extra-time. Eight of those lads haven?t
played 90 minutes for a long time so
going into extra-time was always going
to be tough for them. They were dead
on their feet by the end.
?I couldn?t be prouder of that dressing
room. It?s my proudest time since I?ve
been at the club but extra-time did us.?
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By CHARLIE WYETT
CARLOS CARVALHAL says
he will be going ?home?
when returning to former
club Sheffield Wednesday
in the FA Cup fifth round.
Yet the Portuguese manager,
who has helped transform
Swansea, admits he will not
get the warmest of receptions
from all of the Owls fans.
Carvalhal is working a miracle
in South Wales and a humiliation
of Kevin Nolan?s League Two
promotion-chasers ? in the Swans?
biggest-ever FA Cup win ? means
it is now just one defeat in ten
since taking over.
He appeared to be a curious
appointment on December 28, just
four days after leaving Wednesday
with the club in 15th place in the
Championship.
But Carvalhal is heading back to
Swansea..........8
Notts County..1
Abraham 18, 45; Dyer 20, 30; Naughton 53;
Routledge 57; Carroll 65; James 82
Husin 35
South Yorkshire on Saturday week
and he said: ?I feel I will go back
home. It was my home for two
seasons and a half ? I was very
happy there.
?I will always be connected with
that club. This is something I
enjoy a lot.
?I
will
be
an
Owl
forever.
But
I
believe I
will be a
Jack
forever in
the future.
?The
minority
of Wednesday fans will be very
emotional.
?They know what we did at the
club. We gave everything.
?I am sure I will return and get
a fantastic reception.
?Maybe some people are not
happy ? but that is the minority.
?I
have nothing to prove. I
was not sacked. I still
have a fantastic relationship
with
the
Wednesday chairman.
?I will give him a
big hug. He is my
friend, Mr Dejphon
Chansiri.
?And I have spoken
with him since leaving, yes.?
Carvalhal
was
delighted with his
team,
who
had
wrapped
up
the
game by half-time.
He added: ?I am
very happy with my
players. It is normal to
MATCH
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SWANSEA
75%..............Poss
14/6.......Shots o
3................Bloc
C
5.....................C
9...............Foulss
w
1/0 ..........Yellow
CARLOS THE
CACKLE . . .
boss Carvalhal
celebrates
MAG
G
m
Tom
S
2GG
8-1
SWANSEA?S 8-1 win against
Notts
County
was
the
biggest winning margin in
their FA Cup history.
3
ROCHDALE have reached the FA
Cup fifth round for only the
third time in their history ?
previously in 1990 and 2003.
ARV
A UP!
dnesday
d
return for boss
play with high motivation against
Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham,
? because we are not expected to
do anything.
?The bigger challenge is getting
the motivation to play against the
teams below.?
Tonight?s replay between Spurs
and Newport will be live on BT
Sport ? and the station?s bosses
will be hoping the game is closer
than this complete mismatch.
As the goals kept flying in, the
BBC viewing figures must have
fallen quicker than the FTSE
100 earlier in the day ? not that
Carvalhal will have cared.
This season looked certain to be
the end of Swansea?s seven-year
adventure in the Premier League.
But a run of fine results ?
including wins over Liverpool and
Arsenal ? means there is every
chance the club could stay up.
And it would make for an even
more remarkable second half of
the season if Swansea end up in
the FA Cup final at Wembley. The
Swans had been hit with the news
that star players Wilfried Bony
and Leroy Fer will be sidelined for
the rest of the season.
Yet Bony?s injury is good news
for England striker Tammy Abraham ? and he scored his first
goals since a double against
Huddersfield in October.
As long waits go, that was
nothing compared to Nathan Dyer.
He had not scored since finding
the net for old club Leicester in a
3-2 win over Aston Villa in
September 2015.
Yet after a two-and-a-half year
barren run, he netted twice in ten
first-half minutes.
Abraham turned in Luciano
Narsingh?s cross from close range
for the opener and the on-loan
Chelsea hitman released Dyer to
score with a decent finish.
Dyer continued the battering on
the half hour and it was another
decent finish.
County midfielder Noor Husin
pulled one back from the edge of
the box ? but Abraham completed
the first-half rout with another
goal, a low first-time shot, with
Narsingh again the provider
Kyle Naughton struck on the half
volley after a terrible punch from
keeper Adam Collin ? and it was
his first goal since last May in a
win over Sunderland.
Wayne Routledge then capitalised
on some more poor defending to
score from just inside the area.
But the best goal of the night
was Tom Carroll?s outstanding
effort into the top left-hand corner.
The best celebration, though,
came from substitute Daniel James,
20, who could not hide his delight
after scoring on his senior debut.
County boss Nolan said: ?They
had too much for us. Sometimes,
you just have to put your hands
up and say, ?Well done?.
?That was fantastic. They were
on another level.?
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FA CUP 5th ROUND
REVISED DRAW
H STATS
FRIDAY, FEB 16
Chelsea v Hull
(8pm, BT Sport 2)
NOTTS COUNTY
Leicester v Sheff Utd
ssession..............25%
s
o
on/off
target .......3/1
ked shots ................1
Corners.....................1
C
s conceded...............8
w
w/red
cards ..........1/0
SATURDAY, FEB 17
Brighton v Coventry
(7.45pm)
(3pm)
Huddersfield v Man Utd
(5.30pm, BT Sport 2)
Sheff Wed v Swansea
(12.30pm, BT Sport 2)
West Brom v
Southampton (3pm)
SUNDAY, FEB 18
Rochdale v
Newport or Tottenham
(4pm, BBC1)
MONDAY, FEB 19
Wigan v Man City
(7.55pm, BBC1)
GNIFICENT
G
SEVENTH . . .
m Carroll blasts rampant
Swansea
further ahead
S
GR-EIGHT . . . Daniel James makes it 8-1
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
5
5
in association with
FIVE of Ian Henderson?s last
seven goals for Rochdale in all
competitions have come in
the FA Cup.
FANNING THE FLAMES . . . angry
supporters confront Millwall?s
players on the pitch at Spotland
HARRIS FURY
AT YOB FANS
By PHIL THOMAS
NEIL HARRIS branded Rochdale?s
fans a disgrace after the League
One side hit the FA Cup jackpot.
Millwall?s manager accused Spotland
supporters of goading and abusing him
and his Lions side as Ian Henderson?s
goal sent them crashing out.
Around 350 travelling supporters let
their own side know exactly what they
thought of the performance.
Yet it was the 200 or so Dale fans
who raced on to celebrate at the final
whistle that enraged Harris (below).
He said: ?The Rochdale fans were a
disgrace at the end, to be honest.
?I?m not going to stand here as the
Millwall manager and complain about
fan bases. But the way it was managed
at the end, the way our fans were
goaded, wasn?t quite right.
?My players were treated very badly,
and me and the staff were abused.
That?s life.
?As a football club we
have the stick pointed at
us fairly often, so no
complaints.
?It is what it is. But
when that happens, it?s
normally because a club is
under-prepared.?
To be fair to Harris, he
did have a point about
how things would have
been viewed if the visiting
supporters had been the
ones racing on at the end.
And he had an even
stronger case when he rated
Spotland?s playing surface
the worst he had seen in
his entire career ? not that
he used it as any sort of
an excuse for his side?s
dismal exit.
It
certainly
did
not
contribute to the Championship club
being
outfought,
out-muscled . . . and
eventually just out.
Harris added: ?I cannot blame the
pitch. I can blame it for the lack of
quality in the game. But the lack of
composure and our lack of quality was
not because of that.
?We were a little bit naive at times
the way we played on it.
?So congratulations to Rochdale. Over
the two games they just about deserved
to beat us.?
Rochdale are staring at a televised
fifth-round home tie ? almost certainly
against Tottenham ? if they avoid the
banana skin of Newport in their own
replay at Wembley tonight.
It is only the third time Dale have
been this far and they will bank
Rochdale.............1
Millwall.................0
Henderson 53
almost �0,000 in broadcast rights
alone thanks to skipper Ian Henderson?s close-range finish eight minutes
after the break.
Henderson, 33, set the move in
motion by finding Calvin Andrew, who
was involved in a shoulder-barging,
bullocking tussle with Jason Shackell
down the left.
Andrew won that hands down and
his captain was just as decisive in
burying the ball which sent Spotland
wild.
Boss Keith Hill paid tribute to his
players and to the groundstaff and
volunteers who had made sure the
game was on, after heavy
rain and snow.
They
worked
through
the night, underneath a
specially
erected
dome
designed to help beat the
elements ? and got their
reward.
Hill admitted: ?A lot of
voluntary man hours went
into preparing the pitch.
?You won?t see a lot of
glory in this pitch, but
those supporters deserved
the performance that has
got us to the fifth round.
?The state of the pitch is
poor, but the work that?s
gone
into
securing
it?s
on . . . well they?ve worked
through the night under
the dome so fair credit
to them.
?Spurs are a team I
admire. I don?t think it?s necessary for
me to go watching them and give
myself sleepless nights.
?The finance is the stand-out reward,
but it?s a chance to dream and to play
Premier League opposition ? if they
beat Newport, who I wouldn?t write
off.?
You certainly would not write off
Dale, either, even if it is the top-flight
glamour boys who come to town a
week on Sunday.
They may have a budget closer to the
National League than the Football
League so whether they put any of
their fifth-round cashpot towards a
new surface is probably debatable.
Then again, if they are pulling off
miracle results like this on the current
one, why would they want to?
6 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
1GG
GOALS How Prem leaders looked
VIEW TO
A DILL
NOW
Free-scoring Sergio
Aguero and Co are 13
points clear in Premier
League title procession
ANDREW DILLON
BLUES LIFE
IS BOOTIFUL
CHELSEA?S habit of
sacking managers with
alarming frequency has
become a bit of a joke
down the years.
Five in less than ten
to be precise ? and
maybe the sixth soon!
But at least they can
see the funny side and
poke a bit of fun at
themselves as happened
at Friday?s pre-Watford
press conference.
One hack was grilling
Antonio Conte about the
Blues? habit of pulling
the trigger at inopportune
moments.
He
recalled Jose Mourinho
being axed while eating
Christmas dinner at the
training ground and
Carlo Ancelotti?s sacking
after a game at Everton
with the team second in
the table, adding ?in the
corridor? for extra effect.
At which point head
of communication Steve
Atkins interjected with
a grin and, as if to
remind us that classy
Chelsea wouldn?t dream
of doing the dirty deed
in such a tawdry place,
said: ?Actually it was in
the dressing room.?
PREMIER LEAGUE
P W D L F
A Pts
MAN CITY.........26
22 3 1 74 19
69
Man Utd ..........26
17 5 4 51 18
56
Liverpool.........26
14 9 3 59 31
51
Chelsea............26
15 5 6 46 23
50
Tottenham.....26
14 7 5 51 24
49
Arsenal............26
13 6 7 51 35
45
Burnley...........26
9 9 8 21 23
36
Leicester.........26
9 8 9 38 35
35
Bournemouth 26
8 7 11 30 37
31
Everton...........26
8 7 11 29 45
31
Watford ..........26
8 6 12 37 45
30
West Ham ....... 26
6 9 11 32 46
27
Brighton.........26
6 9 11 21 35
27
C Palace...........26
6 9 11 24 39
27
Southampton 26
5 11 10 28 38
26
Newcastle...... 26
6 7 13 24 36
25
Swansea......... 26
6 6 14 19 37
24
Stoke...............26
6 6 14 26 52
24
Huddersfield..26
6 6 14 19 46
24
West Brom......26
3 11 12 21 37
20
AU DEAR !
GERMAN newspaper Bild tried to mark
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?s move to
Arsenal in a unique way.
The nation?s biggest daily sent a
reporter with a lifesize cardboard cut-out
of the striker in Arsenal colours to the
Liberty Stadium last week for a vox pop.
But after a long trip, soggy Welsh
weather and a 3-1 defeat to Swansea, all
he got was groaning Gunners fans calling
for Arsene Wenger?s head.
CHELTENHAM have signed Welsh defender
P
Joe Rodon on loan from Swansea for the
rest of the season.
Joe?s grandad Peter played 60-odd games for
Bradford City and his uncle Chris represented
Brighton and Cardiff City.
Wonder what the chat is about at family
gatherings?
DOMINOS EFFECT
A BRAZILIAN club?s
fans
punished
their
players for defeat . . . by
eating their pizzas.
Portuguesa
have
crashed from the top
flight to the fourth tier
and last week?s 3-0
defeat by Oeste was
hard to digest.
So fed-up supporters
hijacked the Sao Paulo
team?s delivery of ten
extra-large
pizzas
?
leaving
the
players
cheesed off. Fan spokesman
Lucas
Ventura
said: ?The delivery boy
came in the wrong gate
and drove in front of
fans leaving the ground.
?One asked who they
were for. When he said,
?The players? the fans
got money together and
paid for them. They
gave four to the cleaner,
the guy on the turnstile
and other staff and
kept six for themselves.?
PEP GUARDIOLA may be
hunting the Quadruple
? but 20 years ago
Manchester City were
making history for all
the wrong reasons.
Under
Spanish
supercoach Guardiola, the club
is a world away from where
it was two decades back.
The
1997-98
season
was
the most miserable in the
club?s history.
Under the chairmanship of
City legend Franny Lee, they
started it as second favourites
to win the old First Division.
But they ended it suffering
the humiliation of relegation to
the third tier for the first time.
This despite boasting the
talents of the club?s record
signing Lee Bradbury ? a
�illion buy from Portsmouth.
They also had the gifted
EXCLUSIVE by RICHARD EDWARDS
Georgi Kinkladze and a wellpaid squad almost twice the
size of any other in the second
tier.
Even for a club known for its
appetite
for
self-destruction,
the depths plunged were tough
for their supporters to stomach.
It was enough to have then
boss Frank Clark ? the fifth
manager in little over a year ?
tearing his hair out.
Clark, 74, said: ?It was poor
old Asa Hartford, the reserve
team coach, I felt sorry for.
?He usually had a group of
30 disgruntled senior pros to
deal with every week.
?The club had gone through
four managers quite quickly.
?Alan Ball had left, Asa had
taken over as caretaker, then
Steve Coppell came in but
wasn?t well. Phil Neal replaced
him and then I arrived.
?Every manager wants to
bring his own players in
and, because it was Manchester
City, they were being paid very
good money by First Division
standards.
?It made it very difficult to
move any of the players on ?
or even get them out on loan.?
It
also
made
it
almost
impossible for City?s youth
players to break into the team.
Jim Whitley, 42, was one of
the few who did manage that,
alongside his brother, Jeff.
He remembered: ?The squad
was huge. We used to play
pre-season
matches
and
I
remember looking across both
pitches and seeing over 40
players who could have got in
the first team.
?We had that many players,
it was ridiculous. God knows
what the wage bill was like.
?You had players rotting
away
in
the
reserves
for
three or four years. That
happened a lot at City. All
the managers wanted were
experienced
pros
?
they
weren?t
interested
in
the
youngsters.
?As a result, it was a very
tough place to get into the first
team.?
The one player guaranteed
selection, week in, week out,
was Kinkladze ? the mercurial
Georgian immortalised in song
by City fans to the tune of
Oasis? Wonderwall.
But
while
all
the
runs
that Kinki made were blinding,
there were also times when
he was City?s invisible man as
the club continued to sink.
Whitley added: ?If I could
have given him a good slap
across the face I would have,
because he was the most
talented player.
?He should be talked about
in the same breath as the
Maradonas of this world ? he
was that good.
?Cristiano
Ronaldo
and
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
20 years ago
11
7
in association with
MAN CITY have had five bosses in 11 years ?
as many as they had in the first four months
of the 1997-98 season (Alan Ball, Asa Hartford,
Steve Coppell, Phil Neal and Frank Clark).
KOEMAN . . . Dutch boss
Koe next
in Lions
THEN
By OSCAR PAUL
Dejected Kit Symons, Jamie
Pollock, Jeff Whitley and
Georgi Kinkladze go down
on final day of 97-98 season
DIVISION ONE
FINAL 1997-98
(C) Nottm For
(P) Middlesbro
Sunderland
(P) Charlton
Ipswich
Birmingham
Sheff Utd
Wolves
Stockport
West Brom
Crewe
Oxford Utd
Bradford
Tranmere
Norwich
Huddersfield
Bury
Swindon
Port Vale
Portsmouth
QPR
(R) MAN CITY
(R) Stoke
(R) Reading
P
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
46
W
28
27
26
26
23
19
19
18
19
16
18
16
14
14
14
14
11
14
13
13
10
12
11
11
D
10
10
12
10
14
17
17
11
8
13
5
10
15
14
13
11
19
10
10
10
19
12
13
9
L
8
9
8
10
9
10
10
17
19
17
23
20
17
18
19
21
16
22
23
23
17
22
22
26
F
82
77
86
80
77
60
69
57
71
50
58
60
46
54
52
50
42
42
56
51
51
56
44
39
A
42
41
50
49
43
35
54
53
69
56
65
64
59
57
69
72
58
73
66
63
63
57
74
78
Pts
94
91
90
88
83
74
74
65
65
61
59
58
57
56
55
53
52
52
49
49
49
48
46
42
TEAR WE GO . . . the drop is too much
for one young fan
UNBEARABLE
. . . supporters can?t
bear to think of life
in the third tier
RONALD
KOEMAN
will
face England in his first
game as Holland?s new
coach.
The former Everton boss
signed a 4-year contract
up to, and including, the
2022 World Cup.
Koeman won 78 caps as
a player but he was axed
by the Toffees in October.
He succeeds Dick Advocaat who resigned after
Holland failed to reach the
World Cup in Russia.
And the 54-year-old told
the press at the Dutch FA?s
HQ in Zeist he was ?excited
and proud? to have fulfilled
what he said was ?always
one of my ambitions?.
But a baptism of fire
awaits,
with
friendlies
lined up against two teams
heading to the World Cup.
The Oranje take on the
Three Lions on March 23
in Amsterdam and Portugal away three days later.
Then they face Germany
and France in the new
Uefa Nations League in
September and October.
GIGGS . . . decisions
Ry in Stu
over No2
By PHIL CADDEN
Lionel Messi work so hard
after training just to improve
their skills.
?And Georgi was adored by
the City fans, absolutely loved.
?But he went the other way,
he went to the lazier side.
Sometimes we would really be
playing with ten men.
?He would ghost past two
or three players and that
would be that. He would be
done for the game after doing
that.
?He would get the man of
the match award and the fans
would grumble that he couldn?t
play in a team like ours.
?The reality was that we
were doing his running for 80
minutes of the game!?
If things were bad for the
players, spare a thought for the
supporters who kept coming as
the defeats piled up.
But Mike Carson, a lifelong
City fan and author of book,
The Manager: Inside the Minds
of Football?s Leaders, reckons it
makes watching their current
side all the sweeter.
He said: ?Most City fans see
it as a badge of honour to say
they were there then and
they?re still here now.
?It was miserable going ?
you cannot deny that. But
without those days we wouldn?t
be where we are now.
?When Sheikh Mansour was
looking for a club to invest in,
he wanted one with headroom.
?He saw we were getting
crowds of 30,000 during a
relegation season and then
again in the third tier.
?So he knew that this was
an underperforming club with
massive potential.?
Clark would eventually be
sacked in February 1998 and
replaced by Joe Royle.
City won three of their next
four matches ? but just two of
their final ten. They did beat
Stoke on the final day, but it
was not enough as Portsmouth
and Port Vale also won ? condemning them to the drop.
So what if someone had told
Whitley that, 20 years on, the
club would be challenging for
the title, Champions League,
League Cup and FA Cup?
He grinned: ?I?d have
said
you
had
been
drinking heavily.
?It?s ridiculous how far
we?ve come. For Manchester
United
back
then it was just win
after win ? not us.
?You look back and
think, ?Why did City
fans keep coming back??
?I remember listening to
Roy Keane a while ago and
him saying that it was in
City?s DNA to mess up.
?He was right!?
With four trophies in their
sights, that is no longer the
case. City are set to become
an Oasis of success.
HOW THE MAN CITY
SEASONS COMPARE
(all competitions)
1997-98
GAMES:
50
TOP SCORER:
Paul Dickov 9
LOST
DRAWS 2
5
WON
32
LOST
24
WON
14
DRAWS
12
2017-18
GAMES:
39*
TOP SCORER:
Sergio Aguero 24*
*still running
RYAN GIGGS wants Louis
van Gaal?s sidekick to join
him with Wales.
SunSport
understands
Giggs contacted Albert
Stuivenberg about being
one of his assistants.
Dragons boss Giggs and
Stuivenberg
were
both
No 2s to Van Gaal at
Manchester United between
2014 and 2016.
Dutchman Stuivenberg,
47, is out of work after he
was sacked in December
as boss of Belgians Genk.
If appointed there could
be question marks over
the
future
of
Osian
Roberts, an assistant to
previous Dragons chief
Chris Coleman.
Roberts also holds the
position
of
technical
director at the Welsh FA.
Giggs, 44, is also considering Paul Scholes and
has already confirmed
Tony Roberts will continue
as goalkeeping coach.
The Wales boss has his
first game against China
in Nanning on March 22.
8 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
2GG
GOALS League One & Two
Miller time
GEORGE SHAKES ?EM UP
LEAGUE ONE
P W
Wigan............28 19
Shrewsbury.29 18
Blackburn.....30 17
Scunthorpe..31 15
Rotherham.. 30 15
Bradford.......31 15
By VIC HOLLY
D L F A Pts
6 3 55 13 63
7 4 39 21 61
8 5 54 29 59
9 7 45 32 54
5 10 50 36 50
3 13 45 47 48
Charlton.......29 13 7 9 39 36
Peterboro.... 29 12 7 10 46 38
Portsmouth.30 13 4 13 36 35
Oxford Utd...30 11 8 11 47 45
Plymouth.....31 11 8 12 35 39
Gillingham....30 10 10 10 34 34
Bristol R........30 12 3 15 43 47
Doncaster.... 31 9 11 11 36 37
Southend.....30 10 7 13 36 49
Walsall.......... 29 9 9 11 36 41
Fleetwood....30 10 6 14 42 48
Blackpool.....30 8 10 12 35 41
AFC Wim?don 30 9 7 14 29 35
N?thampton.31 9 6 16 28 51
46
43
43
41
41
40
39
38
37
36
36
34
34
33
8 8 15 43 56
7 9 13 29 41
5 10 12 27 37
6 6 18 24 45
32
30
25
24
Oldham .........31
MK Dons........29
Rochdale...... 27
Bury...............30
RYAN LOWE hailed George Miller
for reigniting Bury?s season.
Bury.......................................2
Wimbledon..........................1
The Shakers sold the striker, 20, to
Middlesbrough last summer but he
returned on loan last month.
And Miller scored a third goal in
three games as his rock-bottom side
saw off Wimbledon to make it seven
points from the last possible nine.
Bury boss Lowe said: ?That?s why
we brought George back. He?s a
winner, a leader, he scores goals and
wants what?s best for this club.
?There was no hesitation bringing
him back and he?s paying that back.
?The fans love him ? they?re loving
all of them at the minute. You can
see the togetherness and we?ll keep
believing we?ll get out of this mess.?
Bury are still at the foot of League
One, but this win moved them to
nine points from safety. They threat-
ened to run riot early on as Wimbledon
No 1 George Long denied Harry Bunn,
Miller and Zeli Ismail.
And the pressure paid off as Dons
defender Jon Meades tripped Danny
Mayor in the box on 17 minutes.
Long saved Bunn?s tame spot-kick
but Miller headed home the rebound.
The visitors drew level when Phil
Edwards sliced a clearance into his
own net after 28 minutes.
But Bunn forced a close-range
effort past Long to restore Bury?s lead
two minutes before the break.
Dons boss Neal Ardley said: ?Bury
deserved the win. They should have
been out of sight by half-time.
?It was the worst we?ve played all
season in the first half.?
MATCH STATS
BURY
WIMBLEDON
60%..............Possession..............40%
10/3.......Shots on/off target .......3/6
7................Blocked shots ................1
5.....................Corners.....................6
12 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 19
2/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........2/0
ONE-NIL . . . George Miller
celebrates his opener as Bury
boosted their survival hopes
OUTSTANDING!
By ROB MATTHEWS
RED-HOT strikers Billy Kee and
Kayden Jackson fired Stanley into
third spot against ten-man Swindon.
On-fire Kee tucked home his 19th of
the season from the penalty spot, while
former Barnsley frontman Jackson,
subject of interest in the January
window, celebrated his 11th this term.
Swindon got themselves back into it
through a Marc Richards spot-kick.
But their hopes were ended by the
dismissal of sub Kellan Gordon for
violent conduct on 75 minutes, during
an ill-tempered game.
Stanley boss John Coleman said:
?Kayden?s goal was fantastic and him,
Billy and Sean McConville are on top
of their game. They are attacking with
confidence and it can make a big
difference in this league.?
Matty Taylor brought down captain
McConville in the area and Kee slotted
in from the spot on 25 minutes.
Stanley keeper Aaron Chapman had
Accrington Stanley............2
Swindon.................................1
to tip over a free-kick from Taylor as
Swindon made a rare foray into the
home box right on half-time.
But Stanley made it 2-0 on 62
minutes with a fine solo effort from
Jackson, who raced into the area and
slid the ball past Reice Charles-Cook.
Swindon got one back on 71 minutes
when Janoi Donacien fouled sub Paul
Mullin in the area and Richards tucked
the ball into the bottom corner.
But their joy was short-lived when
Gordon saw red after tangling with
McConville.
Swindon boss Dave Flitcroft felt it
was a poor decision by referee Darren
Bond. He said: ?It was a massive
turning point in the game.
?We had just scored a penalty and we
had the momentum. Their player had
Kellan in a headlock. It?s unacceptable.?
LEAGUE TWO
P W D L F A Pts
Luton.............31 19 6 6 67 30
63
Wycombe.....30 16 7 7 59 43
55
Accrington...30 17 4 9 53 37
55
Notts Co........30 15 9 6 52 33
54
Mansfield.....30 14 11 5 46 33
53
Exeter...........29 16 3 10 40 34
51
Swindon.......31 16 3 12 48 44
51
Coventry......30 15 5 10 35 23
50
Lincoln City..30 13 10 7 43 30
49
Colchester....31 12 10 9 42 37
46
Newport Co..31 12 10 9 41 38
46
Crawley Tn...31 13 6 12 34 36
45
Carlisle ..........30 11 8 11 42 41
41
Stevenage....31 10 8 13 40 44
38
Camb Utd..... 30 10 8 12 28 41
38
Cheltenham.31 9 9 13 41 46
36
Grimsby ........32 9 9 14 29 44
36
Yeovil............30 9 7 14 43 50
34
Port Vale...... 31 9 7 15 34 41
34
Morecambe..31 7 10 14 29 41
31
Crewe............30 9 2 19 35 53
29
Forest Grn....31 8 5 18 33 54
29
Chesterfield.31 7 6 18 31 55
27
Barnet...........30 5 7 18 29 46
22
LAST NIGHT?S RESULTS
EMIRATES FA CUP: 4th Rd Replays
BIRMINGHAM (0) 1 HUDD?FIELD (0) 4
Adams 52
Roberts (og) 60
Att: 13,175
Mounie 94
Van La Parra 97
Ince 106
(after extra-time; Huddersfield home to
Man Utd in 5th Rd)
ROCHDALE (0) 1 MILLWALL
(0) 0
Henderson 53
Att: 2,790
(Rochdale home to Newport County or
Tottenham in 5th Rd)
SWANSEA
(4) 8 NOTTS CO
(1) 1
Abraham 18, 45
Husin 35
Dyer 20, 30
Naughton 53
Routledge 57
Carroll 65
James 82
(Swansea at Sheff Wed in 5th Rd)
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
BURY
(2) 2 AFC WIM?DON(1) 1
Miller 17
Edwards (og) 28
Bunn 43
Att: 2,975
in association with
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
ACCRINGTON (1) 2 SWINDON
(0) 1
Kee 25 (pen)
Richards 71 (pen)
Jackson 62
Att: 1,243
CHECKATRADE TROPHY: 4th Rd
YEOVIL
(1) 3 FLEETWOOD (1) 2
Bolger (og) 23
Bolger 17, Hiwula 80
Whelan 56, Zoko 90 Att: 1,314
Semi-final
LINCOLN CITY(0) 1 CHELSEA U21(0) 1
Waterfall 72
Redan 78
Att: 9,444
(Lincoln City win 4-2 on penalties)
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP
MOTHERWELL (0) 2 ST J?STONE
Campbell 64, Main 70 Att: 3,227
(0) 0
(0) 0
(1) 2
PARTICK
Att: 7,332
RANGERS
Windass 39
Tavernier 59
LADBROKES CH?SHIP - Falkirk 3 Brechin 1.
LADBROKES LGE ONE - Raith 3 Albion 1.
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 3rd Rd
Replays - Billericay 3 Harrogate Tn 2;
Bromley 7 Workington 1; East Thurrock 2
Spennymoor Tn 5; Gateshead 3 Maidstone
Utd 0; Stockport 3 Maidenhead 2 (aet).
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Banbury 1 Basingstoke 1; Gosport Boro 1
King?s Lynn Tn 7; Hereford FC 2 B Stortford 0;
Slough 4 Redditch 0.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Lowestoft Tn 3 Enfield
Tn 0; Wingate & F 1 Tooting & M 1.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Altrincham 3 Ashton Utd 2; Coalville Tn 1
Shaw Lane 3; Matlock Tn 1 Warrington Tn 3;
Rushall Olympic 3 Lancaster C 0; Stalybridge
2 Stafford R 0; Sutton Coldfield 3 Marine 1.
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP
P W D L F A Pts
Celtic...............26 18 6 2 54 18 60
Aberdeen........26 16 4 6 43 29 52
Rangers...........26 15 4 7 48 28 49
Hibernian........26 12 8 6 36 30 44
Hearts.............26 9 10 7 27 23 37
Motherwell.... 26 9 5 12 33 36 32
Kilmarnock.....23 7 8 8 27 31 29
St Johnstone..24 7 5 12 22 36 26
Dundee............25 7 4 14 26 38 25
Partick............26 6 6 14 24 43 24
Hamilton.........24 6 5 13 31 42 23
Ross County...26 5 5 16 28 45 20
CONTE KIDS KO?D
CHELSEA?S Under-21s were dumped out
of the Checkatrade Trophy semis on
penalties by Lincoln ? to
the Football League?s relief.
EFL executives feared
the basis of the competition could be undermined
should a team connected with a Prem
side progress to the final ? but Lee
Frecklington?s winning spot-kick to
make it 4-2 eased those worries. Luke
Waterfall put the home side ahead after
72 minutes but Daishawn Redan equalised to briefly lift Antonio
Conte?s gloom and send
the game to a shootout.
YEOVIL booked a semi
with Shrewsbury after a
late Francis Zoko winner saw them beat
Fleetwood 3-2 ? just 16 Cod Army
fans made the 546-mile round trip.
re first and Spurs to win
3-0, 12/1 with Sun Bets.
LONGSHOT: Newport to win,
28/1 with Sun Bets.
18+ T&Cs apply.
Odds subject to change.
FA CUPP
2GM
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
SPURS v NEWPORT
53
7.45pm, BT SPORT 2 &
DELE?S TOP 5 DIVES
BOOKED . . . Reds
stars fume as Dele
gets cautioned at
Anfield on Sunday
MAHREZ . . . dispute
Mahrez
missing
By GRAEME BRYCE
RIYAD MAHREZ entered
week two of his dispute
with Leicester by missing
training AGAIN.
The Foxes returned from
a 48-hour break following
Saturday?s draw with Swansea to resume training at
their Belvoir Drive base.
Yet there were no signs
of Mahrez, 26.
Leicester have not said
whether the Algerian was
given permission to skip
yesterday?s session ? the
fourth he has missed.
They are taking a softlysoftly approach as they
look to reintegrate the
rebel winger back into
their squad.
Mahrez slapped in a
transfer request last Tuesday, but Leicester refused
Manchester City?s offer of
�million plus loaned-out
attacker Patrick Roberts.
Sources close to the
player suggest he is ?in a
fragile state of mind?.
EVRA
From Back Page
from European competitions until the end of June
and fined nearly �000.
But he is wanted by
Hammers manager David
Moyes to ease the club?s
injury crisis.
He would fill the gap
left by Masuaku and will
have a medical today.
The move for Senegalborn Evra comes days after
the club sacked director
of recruitment Tony Henry
over alleged discrimination
towards African players.
Moyes worked with Evra
while boss at Old Trafford
and the deal looks close
after the defender visited
West
Ham?s
training
ground yesterday.
Marseille axed Evra for
clashing with the team?s
fans before a Europa
League
match
against
Vitoria Guimaraes.
AUBA
From Back Page
few times and asked, ?Will
you come or not??
?I said, ?First you have
to tell me if you signed
or not?.
?He told me it was all
done ? and of course it
was a big factor in me
coming here.
?It?s like being reunited
with a brother, a good
friend. We played together
in the past and I?m really
happy to see him again.?
Dortmund CEO HansJoachim Watzke accused
Aubameyang of downing
tools to force the move.
The striker scored on
his Arsenal debut while
Mkhitaryan provided three
assists in the 5-1 victory
over Everton on Saturday.
Aubameyang, speaking
to Arsenal.com, added:
?We know each other on
and off the pitch.?
DEENEY . . . gesture
BOOKED . . . during 3-0 win over
Manchester United in April 2016
Finger to
point at
Deeney
PENALTY . . . Kane broke deadlock
in 3-0 win at Burnley last December
By DAN KING
FALL GUY
From Back Page
BOOKED . . . as Spurs won 4-0 at
Huddersfield back in September
PENALTY . . . this led to Kane opener
in 5-0 win over Swansea in Dec 2016
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out with a hamstring injury.
WE?RE ALL
WRITE
HUGGY PAIR . . . Flynn
(left) and Pochettino
Flynn: Dossier has not
soured Poch friendship
MICHAEL FLYNN is confident his
By KEN LAWRENCE
blossoming
relationship
with
about.
It
got
leaked and there is nothing
Mauricio Pochettino was NOT I can do about
it, but there was no malaffected by Newport?s FA Cup ice and I?ve apologised on our behalf.?
dossier.
Newport so nearly created one of the
SunSport revealed how County chief
Flynn prepared his side for the initial
fourth-round clash at Rodney Parade
with an in-depth assessment of Tottenham?s strengths ? and weaknesses.
The info questioned keeper Michel
Vorm?s reaction to crosses, the work
ethic of Erik Lamela and told Newport?s
players to put Eric Dier under pressure.
But Flynn, 37, who revealed Poch has
promised to help him become a top
manager, was adamant their bond has
not been damaged in any way.
He said: ?We?ve exchanged a couple of
messages since then. There?s no issue
and he has bigger things to worry
great Cup giant-killing acts 11 days ago.
And Flynn knows even if the Exiles
were to do the near-impossible at
Wembley tonight the Spurs boss has
MOSS? QUICK RETURN
JON MOSS will be on Merseyside
again to referee Everton?s game
against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Moss gave Spurs two penalties in
Sunday?s 2-2 draw at Liverpool
but said he was wrong to ask a
fourth official for TV guidance.
guaranteed he will still be a guiding
light in the future. Flynn said: ?A few
minutes before kick?off at Rodney
Parade I went to shake Mauricio?s hand.
?As we did he reached into his
pocket, pulled out his card and told
me, ?Here are all my contact details.
We must stay in touch. I like you and I
really like the football you are playing
here. I will help you in any way if I
can so make sure that you keep in
contact then we can talk.??
Flynn, who took over in March,
added: ?I?ve already been lucky to
study under Pep Guardiola on my
way to my Uefa Pro licence.
?But to have someone like Mauricio offer me help down the
line is a real honour.?
Newport special ?
Goals Pages 1, 2, 3
TROY DEENEY faces a
THIRD suspension of the
season over his obscene
goal celebration against
Chelsea.
FA chiefs are waiting to
receive
referee
Mike
Dean?s report on Watford?s
4-1 win before deciding
whether or not to charge
the Hornets striker.
Deeney had the middle
finger on both hands
raised at Blues fans after
giving Watford the lead
from the penalty spot on
Monday.
He did not help his
cause by admitting he was
responding to speculation
surrounding a January
move away.
Deeney said: ?That was
a case of letting everyone
know I saw everything and
I am still here.?
The striker, 29, could
be
banned
for
four
matches, having already
missed seven games this
season because of two
other suspensions.
He was given a retrospective three-match ban
after raising his hands to
Stoke midfielder Joe Allen
in October.
That was followed by a
four-game spell on the
sidelines for the red card
he received for a foul on
Huddersfield forward Collin
Quaner in December.
RICHARLISON . . . tears
Rich: My
sob story
By ALEC SHILTON
WATFORD ace Richarlison
proved he is a serious
bawler after being subbed
in Monday?s 4-1 mauling
of Chelsea.
The Brazilian forward
was hauled off by Hornets
boss Javi Gracia on 65
minutes with his side
leading 1-0.
And TV cameras caught
a tearful Richarlison, 20,
sitting on the bench
following the change for
Roberto Pereyra.
Speaking to ESPN Brazil
after Watford?s home win,
Richarlison revealed why
he broke down.
He said: ?I was crying
because I wanted to play
and help my team-mates.
?But in the end the guy
who entered the pitch did
the job well so it?s all OK.?
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yesterday took the shock
decision to give himself
and his players THREE
days off after Monday?s
4-1 defeat at Watford.
He was also backed by
captain Gary Cahill, who
maintains he is doing an
?unbelievable job?.
Some stars have been
unhappy at Conte?s training methods but Cahill ?
looking to get the team
fired up for Monday?s
game against West Brom
? stressed: ?Whatever is
decided, the players have
to take responsibility.
?This is the worst I?ve
felt for quite a while.
?Performance-wise,
I
didn?t recognise us or
myself. It was abysmal.?
Former Barcelona boss
Luis Enrique is the favourite for Conte?s job.
But the Blues insist no
contact has yet been
made with any potential
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successors. Chelsea have
conceded seven goals in
two heavy defeats to
Bournemouth and Watford,
sparking player unrest.
Some
stars
feel
a
change of boss is inevitable ? but Conte insists
he will not resign.
The Italian still has 18
months
left
on
his
�6million-a-year contract
and says he wants to stay
on and see the job through.
Chelsea have sacked
previous managers Jose
Mourinho,
Luiz
Felipe
Scolari, Roberto Di Matteo
and Andre Villas-Boas in
mid-season.
But
defender
Cesar
Azpilicueta said: ?We are
here all together. There
has been speculation all
the time in the five or six
years I have been here.
?We are Chelsea and
are a big club. Even when
we lose just one game, it?s
a bad time for us. But I?m
sure this team will get
back to it, to fight.?
CHELSEA?S NEXT 5 GAMES
Monday ..... West Brom (h)
(Premier League)
Feb 16 .................... Hull (h)
(FA Cup)
Feb 20 ......... Barcelona (h)
(Champions League)
Feb 25 ...........Man Utd (a)
(Premier League)
Mar 4 ............ Man City (a)
(Premier League)
WAT A STINK . . . Conte
holds his nose and looks
on in despair as Chelsea
are thrashed at Watford
CURSE OF LAST 5 MANAGERS
Lifted title Axed/Retired
WHO HAVE WON PREM TITLE
2012-13 Alex Ferguson (Man Utd)
May 19, 2013 0 days
2013-14 Manuel Pellegrini (Man C,right ) May 11, 2014 735 days
2014-15 Jose Mourinho (Chelsea)
May 24, 2015 207 days
2015-16 Claudio Ranieri (Leicester) May 15, 2016 447 days
2016-17 Antonio Conte (Chelsea)
May 12, 2017 ???
Ave 347 days
CONTE CLUB PTS RECORD
AFTER 26 LEAGUE GAMES
2013-14
Juventus 69
2016-17
Chelsea 63
2012-13
Juventus 58
2011-12
Juventus 52
2017-18
Chelsea 50
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BOSS DESTINED FOR THE TIP
HAS-BIN
talk, players tired of his methods
Neil Ashton
CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER ON THE CRISIS AT STAMFORD BRIDGE
ANTONIO CONTE is risking
it all ? reputation, goodwill,
respect.
Chelsea?s head coach, titlewinning manager in his first
season at Stamford Bridge, is
running
out
of
friends
in
English football.
His allies are turning their back on
him, distancing themselves from this
volatile Italian after he pressed the
self-destruct button.
Even the players, the same group
who threw him into the sky to
celebrate
the
Premier
League
triumph last May, are losing faith.
Standards at Chelsea?s luxurious
Cobham
training
complex
are
slipping. First-team sessions often
start behind schedule ? 10.45am, or
thereabouts, is the new 10.30am.
There is too much standing around,
with the Italian?s obsession with training without the ball intensifying when
results took a turn for the worse.
Those endless hours spent analysing
the opposition, a key feature of their
title-winning season, no longer has
the same effect on the players.
Last time out, as Chelsea powered
towards a fifth Premier League title,
that same group of players slowly
became
accustomed
to
Conte?s
painstaking tactical briefings.
They did not like them but
recognised their importance as the
Blues closed on the title again.
This
really
is
second
season
syndrome. The players are tired of
Conte?s training sessions, desperate
for a fresh angle, a fresh approach,
after a sixth league defeat this term.
Still, they cannot escape the blame.
David Luiz?s performance ? if it
can be called that ? in the 4-1
thrashing at Watford was one of his
very worst in a Chelsea shirt.
Whatever the defender?s views on
Conte, he should be showing more
respect.
That is in short supply around
Stamford Bridge these days because
the squad are waiting for Chelsea to
sack yet another manager mid-season.
Jose Mourinho (twice), Luiz Felipe
Scolari,
Andre
Villas-Boas
and
Roberto Di Matteo have all been
knifed during the season. Conte is
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being made to wait ? all that work,
the commitment, the focus and
dedication needed to win the Premier
League, has been undone with his
trash-talking.
Trashing Chelsea?s board, trashing
the club?s transfer policy and trashing
his own good name.
Conte?s image, no matter how loud
Chelsea fans sing his name at every
game, has been tarnished.
The players have been given a
three-day break, designed to give
everybody at the club some breathing
space after their chaotic defeat on
Monday ? but it is a sticking plaster.
Some scars, especially as deep as
this one, never heal.
It would be very, very easy ? and
very tempting ? to fire a coach who
is suddenly 19 points adrift of
runaway leaders Manchester
City. This time Chelsea are
determined to brazen it out.
The board believes Conte
is angling for the sack, that
his incomprehensible and
incoherent
outbursts
are
designed to provoke Roman
Abramovich.
For
once
they
are
determined to do things
differently.
Club
director
Marina
Granovskaia (right) ? who
is in charge of Chelsea?s
transfer negotiations ? has
not been seen at an away
game since the trip to
Vicarage Road in August
2016. She is making Conte sweat it
out. It is no secret that the pair have
a difficult, turbulent relationship.
To that end, Conte has been
personally reminded that Chelsea
spent the best part of �0million
across two transfer windows to
improve the side following last
season?s title win.
Even in the moneyed modern era of
the sport, that hefty financial outlay
shows boardroom support ? and
respect ? for his work.
His penchant for homing in on
players with Serie A experience ?
Alvaro
Morata,
Antonio
Rudiger,
Davide Zappacosta and Emerson
Palmieri ? supports her argument.
It was still not enough for him.
Granovskaia
has
witnessed
the
changes in Conte, the man who was
so desperate to succeed at Chelsea
when he quit as Italy?s head coach
after Euro 2016.
Then he was focused, disciplined
and driven as he worked out a way ?
with the change on the field to 3-4-3
so critical ? to bring the Premier
League trophy back to West London.
The view from the top is very
different now.
He would still win a popularity
contest among the fans, with those
wild, over-the-top celebrations when
he piles into the crowd an endearing
feature of his first season.
Chelsea?s key influencers remember
just how much damage between
boardroom and terraces was done
when they hired Rafa ?Beneathus? as
interim manager. It turned out they
were not that into him.
Conte is different, a fan
favourite despite the alarming 3-0 defeat at home to
Bournemouth, followed by
the spanking at Watford.
Conte?s
super-slick
PR
operation has kept them all
on side.
He will do well to talk his
way out of a big defeat
against Barcelona.
It is in the Champions
League
last
16,
against
Ernesto
Valverde?s
freescoring side, that Conte
could come unstuck.
He is a bad, bad loser.
Chelsea still like that about
him, mindful of the mood swings that
all top-class managers go through
during a run of bad results.
They put up with Mourinho for as
long as they could, desperate to find
a way to make it work when it all
went wonky in late 2015.
The Special One will be loving this,
especially with the way he has jabbed
Conte in the ribs at regular intervals
over recent months.
They are still slated to meet at Old
Trafford on February 25, with Conte
promising to confront Manchester
United?s manager over their bitter
war of words.
He will do well to make it that far
? but Chelsea are determined to keep
Conte until the end of the season.
Beyond that, he is history.
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Days after
title win
Lifted title
Manager axed
2005-06 Apr 29, 2006 Mourinho Sep 19, 2007 508 days
2009-10 May 9, 2010 Ancelotti May 22, 2011 378 days
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ROUT . . . Courtois had nightmare at Watford
Courtois is
Mad for it
By PHIL CADDEN
THIBAUT COURTOIS has fuelled more talk
of a move to Real Madrid by saying his
?heart? is in Spain.
The Chelsea goalkeeper, 25, has been a
long-term target for the reigning La Liga
and European champions.
And the Belgian flirted with the Spanish
giants once again by speaking of his love
for Madrid, where his two children live.
Courtois played for Real?s bitter rivals
Atletico on loan for three seasons before
being recalled by the Blues in 2014.
He said: ?My personal situation is
related to the city of Madrid.
?My two children live there with their
mum. I have my daughter every day on
FaceTime. She often tells me that she
misses me. My son is still too small to
communicate like that.
?Whenever I have the opportunity, I try
to return to Spain. As a situation, it is not
always easy. Yes, my heart is in Madrid.
?If they want me, they have to contact
Chelsea. But they have not done that.
?What is certain is that one day I will
return to Madrid. I love Spain.
?If Real are really interested, then my
personal situation could influence things.?
Courtois is under contract with Chelsea
until 2019 ? and says he will hold more
talks over his Blues future next month.
He told Belgian publication Sport/Foot
Magazine: ?We agreed to meet again in
February because the club had more
urgent issues to deal with in January.
?The signs are positive. Their desire to
extend Eden Hazard?s deal reassures me.?
It?s deja Blue
says Wilkins
By OSCAR PAUL
RAY WILKINS believes it is groundhog day
at Chelsea ? with players performing
as badly as they did before Jose Mourinho
was sacked.
Mourinho was axed from Stamford
Bridge only seven months after winning the
title in 2015, with his side 16th in the table.
And speaking to talkSPORT, Blues legend
Wilkins, who played and coached at the
club, placed the blame squarely on the
players and the club?s recruitment process.
He said: ?If your dressing room isn?t
manned up you?ve got a massive problem
? and I don?t see the blokes in that
dressing room. As much as people say it?s
time for change at the top, they have to
clear out a lot of players at that club.
?The players are playing in exactly the
same manner as when Mourinho was fired.
?We can say it?s the manager?s fault but
he doesn?t go out and play. Monday?s
display against Watford was inept.?
Wilkins added: ?The squad this year is
weaker than the one which won the league
last year.
?No Diego Costa, no Nemanja Matic. It?s
been a massive blow to Antonio Conte.
?I think Conte is paying for former technical director Michael Emenalo?s mistakes.
?To actually swap Matic with Bakayoko?
They should have brought in Alvaro Morata
to play alongside Costa and they should
have signed Bakayoko just to play every
now and again. He isn?t ready to play.?
56 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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GOING DOWN . . .
Spurs star Dele takes
a tumble at Liverpool
thesun.co.uk/sport
Sport
Hammers
Evra deal
By OSCAR PAUL
WEST HAM are in talks to
sign kung fu bad-boy Patrice
Evra due to Arthur Masuaku?s
six-match ban for spitting.
Former Manchester United
left-back Evra, 36, is a free
agent after being sacked by
Marseille for booting a fan in
the head in November.
The Frenchman was banned
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POCH BACKS
HIS FALL GUY
Auba pact
with Mkhi
By DAN KING
MAURICIO POCHETTINO says
Dele Alli can carry on diving
and insisted: It is just one of
the tricks of football.
No1
Tottenham star Dele, 21, got his
THIRD yellow card for simulation in just three seasons during
Sunday?s 2-2 draw at Liverpool.
But
when
quizzed
over
whether Dele?s antics could
stop referees awarding his side
penalties, boss Pochettino claimed:
?There is such a focus on this
type of situation. I think it?s a
minimal issue.
?He is a little bit nasty. He?s not
perfect, nobody is. Of course, he is
By JORDAN DAVIES
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG
confessed he only signed
for Arsenal because Henrikh
Mkhitaryan did.
Star Aubameyang switched
to the Gunners for a club
record �million ? a week
after ex-Borussia Dortmund
team-mate Mkhitaryan arrived
from Manchester United.
Auba said: ?He called me a
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divin?
Dele
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By ANDREW DILLON
ANTONIO CONTE has been
given a stay of execution and
escaped the sack at Chelsea.
But if the Blues plummet outside
the top four, jeopardising Champions
League football next season, owner
Roman Abramovich will wield the axe.
Under-fire Chelsea manager Conte
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PLAYERS? SCORES
TAKE THAT . . . Ben Tozer
gets to work on punchbag
I?LL KNOCK
THEM OUT
Boxing helped Tozer KO anxiety
..now he?s ready to fight Spurs
EXCLUSIVE by KEN LAWRENCE
NEWPORT defender Ben Tozer is looking to
knock out heavyweights Tottenham after winning
his fight with mental health.
Brave Tozer, 27, admits boxing in the gym kept
him going as he battled anxiety.
Now he hopes to deal Spurs? FA Cup hopes a
blow at Wembley tonight as a tribute to the
people who helped him through his dark times.
Tozer said: ?I have a lot of people to thank ?
my wife Sophie, the club doctor, the manager,
my family. The biggest thank you would be to
beat Tottenham. It would be a miracle.
?But I believe in them now because coming
through what I did feels like a miracle to me.?
Boxing kept me going ? Pages 2, 3
GET IN . . . Amond puts Newport ahead against Spurs
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The Blues are in the second year of
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It is the club?s official
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I was on a
downward
spiral..and
didn?t want
to kick a
ball again
TOZER IS REAL FIGHTER
EXCLUSIVE by KEN LAWRENCE
BEN TOZER goes for a
Wembley miracle having
come through the battle
against
anxiety
that
almost
wrecked
his
career.
The
Newport
defender
made himself a hero along
with the rest of Michael
Flynn?s League Two side in
taking Tottenham to tonight?s
FA Cup fourth-round replay.
But the real act of heroism
from him came last season.
For he kept his problems
secret from his team-mates as he
feared upsetting them in their
bid to stay in the Football
League.
Tozer tells for the first time
how being dumped on the
transfer list by former manager
Graham Westley led to him
becoming an emotional wreck. He
Tottenham
v Newport
7.45pm, BT Sport 2
revealed: ?I ended up watching
day-time telly for months and I
felt like I never wanted to kick a
ball in my life again.
?I
don?t
know
what
was
happening to me for a while.
?But you know you have a
problem when your missus tells
you that you have to go and see
someone.
?I was on a downward spiral
to nowhere and for a while the
only thing that kept me going
was boxing.
?There was a gym on the seafront at Barry where the boxing
champion
Lee
Selby
would
sometimes work out.
?I?d be there at 8am every day,
battering bags, trying to work
out my frustration. Then it would
be back to day?time telly again
trying to cope with anxiety
attacks.?
Tozer was rated as one of
England?s most promising teenage
defenders and he won four caps
for the Three Lions schoolboys.
Sam Allardyce paid �1million
to take him to Newcastle United
from Swindon Town when he
was just 17.
Yet a decade on he celebrated
his 27th birthday at rock bottom
after being ditched by former
Exiles boss Westley at the start
of last year.
Plymouth?born Tozer explains
how Westley, later sacked by
Newport in March, called him
into his office just over 12
months ago.
He said: ?It was a surreal
situation. Westley had something
going on in his head, thinking
there was some sort of conspiracy against him among some of
the players.
?In my view he was being
1GG
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NEWPORT are back at Wembley for
the first time in nearly five years ?
since beating Wrexham in the
Conference play-off final in May 2013.
1
THE League Two side have won just
one of their seven FA Cup away
games v top-flight opposition ? a 3-1
win against Huddersfield in 1949.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 ...............
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3
in association with
SINCE losing to West Ham in the
League Cup fourth round, Spurs are
unbeaten in their last 11 home
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TOZER CAREER RECORD
2007
2009
2010-11
2011-15
2013
2015-16
2016*On loan
Games
Swindon
7
Newcastle
2
Northampton* 34
Northampton 199
Colchester*
1
Yeovil
32
Newport
65
TOTAL
340
HECKINGBOTTOM
Big Barn
storm at
Heck?s
switch
By MICHAEL MORGAN
NET TOO BAD . . .
Newport?s Ben Tozer
in goalscoring action
SPURRED ON . . .
Tozer (right) puts
in a tackle on Spurs
striker Llorente
paranoid and morale was very
low in the camp. Then he pulled
me into his office and told me he
was putting me on the list.
?I had played 31 games last
season but then, from nowhere,
I was suddenly out and it left
me baffled.
?What happened next made the
whole thing worse because then
there were stories coming out
against me in the local media.
?There I was living in Cardiff
with Sophie, my wife now but
then my fianc閑, away from my
family and in a very tough
environment.
?I took it all very hard because
anybody would tell you I was
always up for it, a good trainer, a
hard worker, a team player ? and
suddenly I was out.
?I?m just glad I listened to
Sophie and sought help after a
few months of going down mentally, turning up for training and
knowing I was basically wasting
my time under Westley.?
Once Flynn succeeded Westley
11 months ago, Tozer approached
him and the club doctor and
went into counselling.
Tozer, who lost out in a 2013
League Two play?off final at
Wembley against Bradford when
playing for Northampton, added:
?The gaffer and the club doctor
were brilliant.
?Only three people at the club
knew what I was going through
? them and me. The whole thing
was kept secret.
?It was so secret I didn?t want
to tell any of my team-mates.
?We were fighting for our lives
to stay in League Two.
?I?d like to have taken them
into my confidence ? and I know
now that it is a good thing to
talk about these problems, which
is why I have decided to tell my
story now.
?But at the time I was scared if
I did tell them it might upset
them and take their minds off
that fight to stay in the league.?
By supreme irony, Tozer will be
making his 31st appearance of
this season tonight after turning
his life around.
He said: ?I have a lot of people
to thank ? Sophie, the club
doctor, the manager, my family
who knew what was happening.
?The biggest thank you would
be to beat Tottenham.
?Sure, it would be a miracle.
But I believe in them now
because coming through what I
did feels like a miracle to me.?
Tozer knows what he is talking
about in terms of footballing
miracles.
Eight years ago, when on loan
from Newcastle, he was part of
one of the biggest shocks in the
League Cup.
His colossal performance at the
heart of the Northampton defence
helped the League Two Cobblers
to win 4?2 on penalties against
Liverpool
at
Anfield,
having
drawn 2?2 after extra-time.
Now, after holding Spurs 1-1 at
Rodney Parade, he is aiming for
a similar upset tonight.
PACKING PUNCH . . .
Newport ace Ben Tozer
PAUL
HECKINGBOTTOM
checked in as Leeds? ninth
manager in four years
yesterday ? and left
Barnsley bitter.
Heckingbottom signed an
18-month deal after Leeds
triggered a release clause
in his Oakwell contract
signed five days ago.
Barnsley were handed
�0,000 compensation
but the Tykes are fuming
at Heckingbottom?s switch
so soon after pledging his
future to them.
They are caught up in a
relegation battle after one
win in 15 Championship
games during a period in
which
former
owner
Patrick Cryne died.
Heckingbottom, 40, left
his home-town club on the
second anniversary of taking charge when they were
one
place
and
one
point above the drop zone.
Chief executive Gauthier
Ganaye said: ?We are
shocked at Paul?s desire
to leave the club having
agreed a new contract
with us last week.
?Yes, it was unexpected.
Yes, it has come during a
complicated period. Yes, it
will make things more difficult in the short term.
?But our club is strong
and certainly not dependent on one man alone.?
Barnsley are due to visit
Elland Road on April 21.
But
Heckingbottom?s
first game as Thomas
Christiansen?s successor
is another Yorkshire derby
? at Sheffield United on
Saturday.
Leeds are seven points
outside the top six after
five defeats during seven
games without a win.
But Heckingbottom is
relishing the job. He said:
?This is something I have
worked very hard for.
?It?s a big opportunity
with a big club.
?The way they want me
to go about the job is in
line with my own ideas.
?Everything about Leeds
? the size, history and
tradition ? appealed to
me and I aim to make the
most of this chance.?
Development coach Paul
Harsley has been put in
temporary
charge
at
Barnsley but Wycombe
boss Gareth Ainsworth
and ex-Leeds chief Garry
Monk are potential longterm options.
4 ............... Wednesday, February 7, 2018
2GG
GOALS FA Cup 4th-round replays
IT?S A CAA
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EXTRA SPECIAL . . . Steve Mounie puts Huddersfield 2-1 up in extra-time
WAG: WE?LL
KICK ALEXIS
By GRAHAM HILL
BOSS David Wagner warned Alexis
Sanchez to expect another kicking
in the fifth round.
Chilean star Sanchez was fouled
SEVEN times in Manchester United?s 2-0
win over Huddersfield on Saturday ? the
joint-most for any player in a Premier
League game this season.
The two clubs will meet again at the
John Smith?s Stadium in the FA Cup
on Saturday week.
And Huddersfield chief Wagner (below)
promised: ?If he is on the pitch we will
try to defend against him ? but if he is
too quick for us, we have to foul him.
?That is not what we like to do but
sometimes it is what you have to do
against a top-quality player.?
Birmingham looked like making it
?No Way Jose? for the Terriers.
Che Adams put the Championship
strugglers ahead after 52 minutes with
a fine turn and shot.
The visitors levelled eight
minutes later when Tom
Ince?s shot was parried by
David Stockdale only for
defender Marc Roberts to
help the ball over his own
goalline.
Brum keeper Stockdale
pulled off a string of fine
saves to force extra-time.
But two goals in three
minutes from Steve Mounie
and Rajiv van La Parra
sealed a much-needed win
before Ince added No 4.
German
boss
Wagner
added: ?I enjoyed extra
time, even the second half
was enjoyable, even if we
were not clinical enough.
?We needed the first half
to get into the game but
after that I thought we
played well and created
some good chances.
?I was very pleased with the attitude
and I thought it was a deserved win,
even though we know how hard it was.
?We are very pleased to have
Manchester United at home in the next
round but, more importantly, we
needed a win to try to build some
momentum.
?The United game is now two weeks
away and the next game is on Sunday
against Bournemouth and that is the
main focus for us now.
?The Cup is something we worked
for and is enjoyable. To play Manchester United is something we and the
whole town can enjoy.?
Huddersfield wasted a string of
chances to win without extra-time.
They went close twice in as many
minutes early in the first half when
Birmingham........1
Huddersfield......4
Adams 52
Roberts (og) 60; Mounie 94; Van La Parra 97; Ince 106
(After extra-time, 1-1 after 90 minutes)
Abdelhamid Sabiri saw a shot blocked
and Scott Malone drove the rebound
wide from long distance.
Stockdale almost gifted Terriers an
opener when his clearance fell straight
to Sabiri who shot wide.
Another swift break ended with leftback Malone going close again as he
fired into the side netting.
But Birmingham snatched an unlikely
lead seven minutes after the interval.
Lukas Jutkiewicz?s header set up the
chance for Adams, who turned and
found the bottom corner with a low
drive for his sixth goal of the season.
That
sparked
Huddersfield
into
action. Philip Billing went agonisingly
close as his shot bobbled
wide before Roberts? own
goal got the tie back on
terms.
Terriers
sub
Florent
Hadergjonaj forced Stockdale into another save and
Collin Quaner set up Ince
who ? with just Stockdale
to beat ? failed to find
Mounie for a tap-in.
Quaner fired a powerful
drive just wide and Stockdale pul
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