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TV Emily:
Stalker is
ruining
my life
By MIKE SULLIVAN
TV star Emily Maitlis told
yesterday how 27 years of
torment from a relentless
stalker is ruining her life.
The BBC Newsnight presenter, 47, above, said
she was now ?jumpy
around strangers?.
A judge in Oxford
said it was a scandal that Edward
Vines, 47, left, had
been able to write
to her while in jail.
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BRUSSELS WOOS BRITAIN
THE PLEA U
Cash claim . . . Boris
Boris rift
reopens
By NICK GUTTERIDGE and
TOM NEWTON DUNN
BRUSSELS has seized
on mounting speculation of a second EU
referendum to issue a
fresh plea for Britain
to reverse Brexit.
A FRESH rift opened
between
Theresa
May
and Boris Johnson after
he reignited the Brexit
cashback controversy.
The Foreign Secretary
said the �0million a
week Britain would gain
after leaving the EU was
not
exaggerated
but
?grossly understimated? ?
and could even rise to
�8million by 2020/21.
But the PM refused to
back him, with a spokesman saying only: ?Some
years it is bigger, some
years it is smaller.?
Labour wants statistics
watchdogs, who previously
rubbished the �0million
claim, to investigate.
In
an
intervention
which infuriated Leavers,
EU Council chief Donald
Tusk said yesterday there
was still time for the UK
to change its mind.
European Commission boss
Jean-Claude Juncker backed
him. It follows calls by
Remainers
for
another
nationwide poll on Britain?s
final exit deal after former
Ukip leader Nigel Farage
said there may be a need for
one to shut them up.
Mr Tusk, right, said: ?We
on the continent haven?t had
a change of heart. Our
hearts are still open to you.?
Mr
Juncker
confirmed:
?Stunt? on
migrants
lEU: ?Our hearts still open?
lGambit for exit vote No2
?Our
door
still
remains
open.? But the PM?s official
spokesman said: ?We have
been absolutely clear the
British people voted to leave
the EU and that is what
we will be doing.?
The Sun revealed
on
Monday
that
Boris
Johnson
is
among senior Tory
figures
fearing
Brexit is no longer
certain.
But
Mr
Farage
now insists he no
longer wants a second
referendum.
He told The Sun:
?The
British
political
Ken?s taking
a stand on
Bore-xit
VETERAN Europhile Ken
Clarke sends a fellow Tory
MP to sleep with his Brexit
Commons speech yesterday.
Backbencher Sir Desmond
Swayne, 61, was caught on
camera snoozing for a minute as MPs debated the EU
(Withdrawal) Bill for an 11th
day. He later apologised,
blaming his 5.30am swim.
CALAIS DEAL HIKE
AID FOR
LONELY
THERESA May has appointed a
minister for loneliness to tackle
a misery endured by nine million.
Sports minister Tracey Crouch
will take on the role.
The PM took recommendations
from the Jo Cox Commission on
Loneliness. Set up in the name
of the murdered MP, it says that
a quarter of adults are lonely.
Visit . . . Mr Macron
THERESA May will risk backbench MPs? anger this week by
agreeing to pay more money to
France to keep UK border
posts in Calais.
She is also set to take in
more child migrants.
Sources last night said officials were ?haggling? over the
details of a revised deal that
could be announced tomorrow,
when President Macron makes
his first official visit to Britain.
Home Office insiders see it
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LIVERPOOL
MANCHESTER
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NORWICH
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EXCLUSIVE by STEVE HAWKES
as a victory given his previous
threats to axe the 2003 border
agreement altogether ? raising
the fear of thousands of illegal
migrants massing at Dover.
No 10 refused to comment on
?speculation?, but the PM?s official spokesman said: ?This
agreement is valuable to Britain, has worked for both sides
and we want it to continue.?
6
BRISTOL
LABOUR?S Brexit chief
told his party?s Europhile
MPs to stop trying to
keep Britain in the EU.
Sir Keir Starmer told
them to stop ?looking
back in grief? and end
talk about a second referendum after Jeremy Corbyn refused to rule it out.
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LONDON
SOUTHAMPTON
TODAY: Wintry showers again in
northern England, Scotland and
Northern Ireland. A brighter start
for southern parts, though rain will
move in from the West. Windy.
TONIGHT: Snow in Scotland and
the North. Rain in Wales, southern
and central England, heavy at
times. Strong winds, at times
reaching gale force.
OUTLOOK: Snow showers
tomorrow in Scotland and northern
areas of England. Rain in the South
West and Wales. Cold and windy
on Friday, with more wintry
showers. Some sunny spells in the
South East.
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WASTE
TOO many biology graduates are
being produced and not enough
technicians to fill vital jobs,
says a damning skills report.
The National Audit Office
blasted the Government for failing to understand business
needs. The watchdog warned
there was a ?mismatch? rather
than skills shortage.
PUZZLES: PAGE 41
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A RISING star Tory MP
last night apologised for
suggesting
unemployed
men who claim benefits
should have vasectomies.
Ben
Bradley
warned
Britain would ?drown in a
vast sea of unemployed
wasters? unless the jobless
limited their offspring.
He made the comments
in a 2012 blog backing a
benefit cap proposal.
The MP ? tasked with
reconnecting his party to
younger voters ? said: ?I
apologise for these posts.
?I now realise this language is not appropriate.?
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By STEVE HAWKES
JEREMY
Corbyn
was
branded the head of a
?leftist clique? yesterday
as supporters removed
the chief of Labour?s disciplinary panel.
Veteran Ann Black was
ousted as chairwoman of
the body that reviews
racism and abuse claims.
She was replaced by
Christine
Shawcroft,
a
director
at
the
proCorbyn campaign group
Momentum,
who
was
temporarily
suspended
from the party in 2015.
Blackadder TV star Sir
Tony Robinson called the
decision ?outrageous?. He
said: ?Ann Black is a
brilliant radical voice with
an awesome workrate.?
The longtime Labour
supporter tweeted that
the party had been ?completely taken over by and
for a leftist clique?.
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DOWNING
Street
accused the EU of pulling
?a stunt? with a fresh
demand to see permanent
residency rights for European migrants until 2021.
It
lashed
out
after
Brussels called for new
arrivals during Brexit?s
two-year transition period
to be given the option to
stay on indefinitely.
Aides claim it goes
back on a deal already
made for the rights to
end on March 29, 2019.
The new demand came
in a leaked draft of the
EU?s negotiating mandate.
Brexiteer Iain Duncan
Smith said: ?We should
smile and do nothing?.
GLASGOW
class are colluding with the
European
Commission
to
make an unbearable deal in
an attempt to reverse the
democratic decision of the
British people.?
And Brexit-backing
Tory
MP
Bernard
Jenkin said it would
be absurd for the
Government ?to just
ignore the referendum?.
But Labour MP
Ian Murray said: ?If
people decide that
Brexit isn?t the right
path for the country,
they have the right to
change their minds.?
Corbyn . . panel shift
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Today?s
birthdays
FORMER US First Lady
MICHELLE OBAMA, 54,
left, actor JIM CARREY,
56, right, DJ CALVIN
HARRIS, 34, and Golden
Girl BETTY WHITE, 96.
l LAST night?s Health
Lottery numbers: 3, 13,
15, 18, 48. Bonus: 25.
Last night?s EuroMillions
numbers: 20, 23, 31, 34,
46. Lucky Stars: 3, 12.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
INSTAGLAM
QUEENS
NYANE
768K FOLLOWERS
ROSIE
7.6M FOLLOWERS
TOP TEN INSTAGRAM LINGERIE MODELS
11.8m followers
Candice Swanepoel
1
11.7m
Alexis Ren
2
11m
Ana Cheri
3
8.2m
Abigail Ratchford
4
7.6m
5 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
4.5m
Viki Odintcova
6
Natalie Gauvreau 2.8m
7
2.1m
Dita Von Teese
8
So?a Jamora 1.4m
9
Nyan� Lebajoa 768,000
10
3
By NICOLA FAHEY, Bizarre Reporter
CANDICE
11.8M FOLLOWERS
VICTORIA?S Secret star Candice Swanepoel
has come out on top ? in a list of the most
influential models on Instagram.
The South African, 29, is paid as much as
�,000 a post on the online site by brands
desperate to woo her 11.8million followers.
By comparison, M&S muse Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, 30, has 7.6million followers and
is fifth on the list, Bluebella research found.
Model and designer Nyan� Lebajoa, 23,
completes the top ten with 768,000 followers.
70s SACHET PUD BACK.. IN A POT
OT
Row . . . the treehouse
Becks in
hut water
THE Beckhams could
have to demolish a
newly-built treehouse.
David, 42, and wife
Victoria, 43, sought
planning permission
after putting it up at
their �illion pad
in Oxfordshire.
If local councillors
rule against them it
could be demolished.
The star pair, who
locals
accused
of
making a mockery of
the planning system,
declined to comment.
SAY HALO TO
NEW ANGEL!
OLD
NEW
SEVENTIES favourite Angel
Delight has made a super
sales comeback with a new
generation of fans.
The pudding, previously only
sold as powder to be added to
milk, has been relaunched ready
to eat in single-serving pots.
Gavin Darby, boss of makers Premier Foods, told The Sun yesterday:
By TRACEY BOLES
?Angel Delight sales have risen 30 per
cent in the past six months because it
now comes in pots.?
The famous pudding was first sold
by the Bird?s company back in 1967
with a strawberries-and-cream flavour.
It became a huge family favourite
throughout the 1970s, with the market
for instant desserts doubling, before
falling out of favour. The new pots,
selling from 50p to 60p, come in
strawberry, butterscotch, chocolate and
banana versions.
Traditional powder sachets, with
their ?just add milk? instruction,
continue to be available.
Last night fan Sundeep Tucker, 46,
said: ?The pots bring back happy
memories
as
I
remember
Angel
Delight fondly from my childhood.
?My daughter really enjoys the new
range too. They are a great treat on
the move as well.? Premier Foods,
which also owns Mr Kipling cakes and
Oxo stock cubes, said sales for the last
three months of the year rose four per
cent to �1.4million after a ?great
Christmas? saw it sell 220 million
mince pies.
Mr Darby predicted likely bestsellers this year would include glutenfree Bisto gravy.
tracey.boles@thesun.co.uk
SunCity ? Page 43
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
TV EMILY?S 27-YR STALKER HELL
6
HER STATEMENT IN FULL
When I heard that Edward Vines had breached his
restraining order I felt scared and let down.
Scared because it meant that even from within the
prison system the perpetrator was able to reach me ? let
down because the system had been unable to stop him
getting in touch even though the crime he is serving time
for is harassment through unwanted and ongoing contact.
It has affected my relationship with my husband who
is frustrated that we cannot get to the bottom of this
problem even though we have been tackling it through
the Crown Prosecution Service and the courts for over
20 years and it has scared my children who thought the
threat had gone away ? albeit temporarily whilst he was
behind bars.
It has affected my ability to do my work ? I am
constantly thinking of where I am being sent and
whether he will be attempting to track me down.
And it affects everyday decisions like how I leave
the house and how I get to work, what time I feel able
to come home at night, I work late nights often.
It also makes me jumpy around strangers for no
reason as I fear any advance might be him.
Altogether the breach has been a reminder for me that
this man remains a constant threat in my life
and my family?s life and that my ability to do
my work, hang out with my children and
lead a normal family life without
constant sense of suspicion and
fear has been badly damaged.
Relentless pest . . . Edward Vines
By MIKE SULLIVAN, Crime Editor
NEWSNIGHT
presenter
Emily Maitlis says her
stalker hell has heaped
strain on her marriage
and frightened her kids.
Her agony was revealed
yesterday as her tormentor
of 27 years was jailed ? for
contacting her from prison.
7
Scared . . . Emily
on TV and with
hubby Mark, right
My marriage is
suffering and my
kids are scared
Ban . . . Vines in 2002
1989: Vines meets Emily
as student at Queens?
College, Cambridge.
1990:
He
becomes
obsessed after claiming
she
acted
?scornfully?
when he told her he was
in love with her and was
sexually attracted to her.
1999: Warned by cops
after he sent more than 50
letters to her. 2002: Given
restraining
order
after
Emily tells police she fears
being targeted like fellow
broadcaster
Jill
Dando,
who was shot dead.
2009: Vines given per-
manent restraining order
barring any contact after
continuing his campaign.
2015: Breaches order
by sending letters to
Emily, and emails and
Emily, 47, said of harassment
from ex-university friend Edward
Vines: ?It has affected my relationship with my husband.? She
said investment banker hubby
Mark Gwynne was
frustrated that the
problem had not
been solved ?even
though they had
been tackling it
through the Crown
Prosecution
Service and courts for
over 20 years?.
The mother of
two
said
the
ordeal ?has scared
my children?.
Emily spoke in
a victim impact
statement
read
out in court.
She
accused
the criminal justice system of
letting her down
and said besotted Vines, 47,
?remains a constant threat in
my life and my family?s life . . . ?
Vines subjected Emily and her
family to ?psychological torture?,
Oxford crown court heard.
He sent three letters from
Bullingdon Prison, Oxon, in late
2016 while serving three years
for breaching an order not to
contact the broadcaster.
Prosecutor Julian Lynch said
Vines? letters complained about
Emily?s behaviour towards him at
Cambridge University and being
treated unfairly at previous trials.
Vines was quizzed about the
notes, yet freed early on licence.
He sent two more to her at
BBC2?s Newsnight last September from his Oxford bail hostel.
He warned: ?I will not relent.?
Emily said the harassment affects her everyday decisions, her
ability to work and has made
her ?jumpy around strangers?.
Vines admitted two charges
of breaching a lifetime restraining order.
Jailing him for 45 months,
Judge Peter Ross said it was a
?scandal? that he had been able
to write to her from prison.
He demanded a written explanation from the governor.
Vines, who defended himself,
said: ?The whole issue could be
resolved for both of us if she
would talk to me once ? that
hasn?t happened since 1995.?
mike.sullivan@the-sun.co.uk
letters to her mum. 2016:
Jailed for three years.
2018:
Jailed for 45
months for sending letters to her from jail and
while on licence.
Target . . Emily in 2001
5
6 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
MILITARY CUTS EXPOSED
D
SPECIAL FORCES
TROOPS QUIT
They suck . . . straw
Waga set
for plastic
straw ban
SAS and SBS are
exhausted and leaving
in ever larger numbers
Troops are deployed
on anti-jihadi missions
almost continuously
By BEN LAZARUS
WAGAMAMA has become
the latest restaurant chain
to announce it is to end
the use of plastic straws.
The Asian food group
has
stopped
providing
them to customers across
its 128 UK restaurants,
and is only handing them
out on request or with
juices that need stirring.
It will stop providing
them at all from Earth
Day on April 22.
Customers will then be
offered a biodegradable
paper alternative.
Wagamama
said
the
move would prevent seven
million single-use plastic
straws polluting the environment each year.
Chief
executive
Jane
Holbrook said: ?We are
constantly
looking
to
make improvements.?
Fizzy drinks firm SodaStream has cut the price
of its machines from �0
to � to push sustainable
usage of tap water. The
moves follow PM Theresa
May?s new 25-year plan to
tackle plastic pollution.
Old NHS
fines rise
PAYOUTS to patients for
blunders made over two
decades ago cost the NHS
�.7million last year.
The 13 per cent jump
from 2016?s figure for
pre-1995 mistakes is the
first rise in five years.
The overall bill for
medical negligence claims
in England hit �6billion
last year, a fourfold rise
in
the
past
decade,
figures from legal body
NHS Resolution show.
Patients? charity Action
against Medical Accidents
said: ?We?ve been going
35 years and still see the
same avoidable errors.?
2GM
WE?RE POWERLESS
AGAINST PIRATES
HARMED
FORCES
The Navy no longer
has enough spare
ships to mount a pirate
prevention operation
off North Africa
SHIPS CAN ONLY
SAIL FOR 6 DAYS
Royal Navy Type
23 Frigates tracking
Russian submarines
in The Channel are
not fully crewed
With short staff they
can only stay at sea a
maximum of 5-6 days
AND WE CAN?T
USE OUR TANKS
Troops are in Eastern
Europe as a show of
strength to the Russians
But they are using
Jackal light desert
vehicles because it is so
hard to deploy tanks
Ex-minister: Enough is enough
THE former Armed Forces
minister today lifts the lid
on
Britain?s
shocking
military shortfalls.
Sir Mike Penning said the
UK was on the verge of no
longer being taken seriously
around the globe as defence
had been cut to the bone.
The senior Tory spoke out for the
first time since stepping down last
June because ?enough was enough?.
Sir Mike revealed:
l THE SAS and SBS were exhausted and leaving in larger numbers
due to continuous deployments;
l ROYAL Navy frigates tracking
Russian submarines could stay at
sea for a maximum of only six days
as they were so short staffed;
l THE Navy no longer had enough
EXCLUSIVE by TOM NEWTON
DUNN, Political Editor
spare ships to mount a pirate fighting operation off Africa,
l TROOPS have been sent to Eastern Europe to fend off the Russians
with light desert vehicles because it
takes too long to deploy tanks.
He also issued a plea for
Theresa May to relieve massive pressure on the MoD
budget by making the Treasury pay for renewing the
Trident nuclear deterrent.
The key move would save
as much as �illion a year
for the forces and allow
them to re-equip and grow.
Sir Mike, 60, said: ?Someone has to stand up and
Damning . . . Sir Mike
say, enough is enough. We?re down
to the bone now. An army of 82,000
does not give us enough ready
troops to deploy.
?If numbers go down any more,
we are simply not going to be able
to do what the British public expect
of us, from our Nato and
UN
commitments
to
humanitarian missions.?
The
ex-minister?s
damning indictment is
a deep embarrassment to Mrs May,
coming just a day
before
she
hosts
France?s
president
Emmanuel
Macron
for military talks at
Sandhurst.
Former soldier Sir
Mike, who served eight
years as a Grenadier
Guard, singled out the SAS and
SBS as the most under pressure,
having being at the forefront of the
fight against terror since 2001.
Sir Mike said: ?That has led to
serious retention issues.?
Britain was also falling short
against President Putin?s resurgent
navy. Sir Mike said Russian ships
and subs ?pass through the Channel
not just for fun, but to test us?.
He added that Army equipment
was in a crisis state, with much of
it now mothballed to save money.
A No10 spokeswoman said last
night: ?We have a �billion defence
budget which will rise to almost
�billion by 2020/21 ? making us
the biggest in Europe, second biggest in Nato and fifth largest in the
world.?
t.newtondunn@the-sun.co.uk
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
AMANDA?S WELL
RED
NO RING
7
Arrow . . Harold in cloth
Bayeux
Tapestry
heading
to Britain
By BEN LAZARUS
THE Bayeux Tapestry is
expected to be loaned to
Britain
?
after
the
French president agreed
for it to leave French
shores for the first time
in 950 years.
Emmanuel Macron is
expected to announce the
artwork?s loan when he
meets PM Theresa May
in Berkshire tomorrow.
The director of the Bayeux Museum in Normandy
told The Times last night
that
preparations
were
ongoing for the tapestry?s
loan after months of official discussions.
The embroidery depicts
the Norman Conquest and
chronicles the events culminating in the Battle of
Hastings and is 70 metres
long and 50cm high.
It charts events from
the Norman side, depicting slain English troops
and King Harold?s death
after being struck in the
eye by an arrow.
Brave face . . . Ant & Dec on Blackpool beach
AMANDA Holden dresses in stick-of-rock red as
Britain?s Got Talent arrives in Blackpool.
Alesha Dixon posted a snap on a bus yesterday
with hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
Fans spotted for once Ant was on Dec?s left ?
but they got it right in the end. Another pic was
the first to show Ant without his wedding ring
after The Sun revealed he is to divorce.
COURT DR
MISTRESS
BATTLES
WIDOW
FOR
�
Love child left out of will
Life rate
1yr drop
LIFE
expectancy
has
fallen dramatically since
2011 in some parts of the
UK, official figures show.
There were big drops in
industrial
and
mining
communities such as Hartlepool where the average
male lifespan dropped by
more than a year to 76.4.
Rural areas, such as
Torridge in Devon, also
saw large falls, according
to
the
Public
Health
England figures.
But longevity continues
to rise in London and
parts of the South East.
Health inequalities ex?
pert Sir Michael Marmot
told The Times that the
declines were ?enormous?
for such a short period.
Kids of 5
knife tips
CHILDREN as young as
five should be taught
about the dangers of
knife crime, a senior
police officer says.
Det Chief Supt Sean
Yates, head of the Met?s
knife crime unit, said it
was important to educate
them early before they are
exposed to violence and
threats on social media.
His proposal comes as
figures revealed stabbing
deaths of under-25s in
London soared from 25
in 2016 to 46 last year.
Det Chief Supt Yates
told The Guardian: ?We
are not going to arrest
and enforce our way out
of this. It is a public
health issue.?
BRIDGING GROAN
A bridge made famous
in Thomas Hardy?s novel
Tess of the d?Urbervilles
has partly collapsed into
the river in Wool, Dorset.
DEC & ANT
A MISTRESS is in a court
battle with her rich lover?s
widow after their love child was
left out of his �5million will.
Melissa Proles, 42, wants her
four-year-old daughter to be looked
after by Indian businessman Baldev
Kohli?s estate.
What?s it
all about,
Alfie?
PAGE 33
She faces fierce opposition from his
widow Harjeet, who says her husband?s
?double life? did not mean he intended
to abandon his family in India.
PR consultant Ms Proles
began an affair with Mr
Kohli after they met at
an exclusive tennis club.
The Sikh businessman proposed shortly
afterwards, she told
the High Court in
Central London.
They
lived
together
until
six
months
before their
daughter
LOVER
By ALEX DIAZ
was born in 2013. When Mr Kohli died
in Delhi aged 59 he left his fortune,
made in pharmaceuticals and property
investment, to Harjeet.
Ms Proles, of Weybridge, Surrey,
argues Mr Kohli intended to honour his
parental responsibilities.
But Peter Jamieson, his friend and
chairman of St George?s Tennis Club in
Weybridge, told the court the businessman had doubts over the girl?s paternity.
Mrs Kohli denied she had been separated from her husband of 35
years. Her lawyer said Mr
Kohli returned to India
shortly before his death.
Teresa Rosen Peacocke
said:
?He
remained
engaged
with, and provided for,
family in India, while
forming friendships and
having
romances
in
England.? The case
continues.
alex.diaz@
the-sun.co.uk
WIFE
8 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
6-MONTH BABIES
ON GADGETS DAILY
ALMOST all tots ? including
ones as young as six months ?
stare at screens every day, a
report claims today.
The British Psychological Society says
99 per cent of kids aged six months to
36 months use TVs, phones, tablets
or computers daily.
And five to 15-year-olds
spend a record 15 hours a
day in front of a screen.
Experts have claimed prolonged use can cause sleep
problems,
obesity,
slow
development
and
mental
health issues.
But the society says there
is an absence of evidencebased advice because research
By SHAUN WOOLLER
has struggled to keep pace. The
report, to be unveiled to MPs tonight,
says both positive and negative effects
of screen use need to be looked into.
Meanwhile the psychologists suggest
parents limit kids? screen use
before bedtime and encourage activities away from
screens.
Report author Dr Adam
Galpin
said:
?Families
would benefit from balanced guidance.?
Isabella
Goldie,
from
the Mental Health Foundation, said: ?Without adequate
research
we
have
inconsistent advice.?
15HRS
Amount of time
kids stare
at screens
every day
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Be nicer,
FTSE told
PARENTS ARE
BRITAIN?S top businesses
have been told they need
to be more caring.
The warning to FTSE 100
bosses came from Larry
Fink, head of BlackRock,
the world?s largest fund
management company.
He said they must make
a positive contribution to
society or risk losing his
company?s support.
?Society is demanding
that companies serve a
social purpose,? he said.
PREGNANT PAUSE
More women find they
are pregnant today, a fortnight after National BabyMaking Day, than any
other date, say experts.
HOUSE OF HORRORS
By JAMES BEAL, US Editor
THIRTEEN emaciated brothers and sisters rescued
from a house where they
were chained to beds were
likened by neighbours to
the Twilight film vampires.
The captives, aged from two
to 29, were said to be ?really,
really pale? and ?only came out
at night?.
They were rarely seen outside the
family bungalow in a smart, suburban street and some neighbours did
not know any children lived there
until they were rescued yesterday.
Sometimes the children, who were
so malnourished police did not
realise some were adults, were seen
rummaging in bins for food.
Neighbour Wendy Martinez, 41,
saw four of the emaciated and pale
children kneeling in the front
garden late one night in October.
She said: ?They were on their
knees, four little kids, and they were
just rolling on the grass. It was odd
at that time of night.?
The shocking details emerged after
the children?s devoutly religious parents, David Allen Turpin, 57, and
Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were
charged with nine counts of torture
and ten of child endangerment.
They were arrested when police
raided their home in the California
city of Perris, about 70 miles south
east of Los Angeles.
Officers were alerted when a
17-year-old girl broke free, grabbed
a mobile phone and called 911.
When police first saw her, they
thought she was only ten because
she was so small and thin.
Inside the house, the rest of her
siblings were found chained and
padlocked to their beds, desperately
seeking food and water.
They were ?malnourished and very
dirty?, a police report stated.
Officers were shocked to find that,
while all looked like
children, seven of
them were over 18.
The victims were
given
food
and
drinks before being
taken
from
the
?foul-smelling? room
to hospital.
Meanwhile, creepy
pictures emerged on
social media showing the children all
dressed
identically
and with the same
oddball haircuts as
their mum and dad.
Some images were
from the three trips
their parents took
to Las Vegas to
renew their wedding
vows
in
services
overseen by an Elvis
impersonator.
Footage from one ceremony shows
the smiling children awkwardly
dancing and clicking their fingers
behind their parents.
Other images show the smiling
family on trips to Disneyland.
In one, the children are wearing
T-shirts emblazoned with Thing 1 to
Thing 13, a reference to the mischievous twin brothers in Dr Seuss
book, The Cat In The Hat.
The Turpins appear to have been
obsessed with Disney. Mickey and
TW
Minnie Mouse statues can be seen in
the unkempt back garden while two
of their four cars have personalised
Disney number plates.
Turpin, who has a distinctive pudding bowl haircut, and his wife were
said to be up to �0,000 in debt,
having filed for bankruptcy in 2011.
This was despite Turpin earning
�0,000 a year as an engineer for
defence contractor Northrop.
Records
show
the
family?s
expenses exceeded his pay by more
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
HELD AFTER GIRL ESCAPES HOUSE
l13 siblings shackled to beds
lThey only came out at night
lScavenged for food in bins
DISNEYLAND VISIT
MUGSHOT:
MUM LOUISE
Mis-match . . .
smiling Turpins
renew vows
surrounded by
identically
dressed kids
MUGSHOT:
DAD DAVID
ILIGHT KIDS
than �0 a month. The lawyer who
handled their bankruptcy, Ivan Trahan, said the pair often spoke highly
of the kids but he never saw them.
He said: ?We remember them as a
very nice couple. This is shocking.?
The home is also the address of
Sandcastle Day School, set up to
home-school six of the children.
Turpin?s parents, James and Betty,
from West Virginia, said they had
not visited for four or five years but
had chatted on the phone, although
not with their grandchildren. They
said the couple had so many kids
because they believed ?God called on
them? to do so. The home-schooling
involved memorising long Bible passages or the entire book, they added.
Mrs Turpin said the children were
made to dress alike for safety reasons. She added: ?They were very
protective of the kids. This is a
highly respectable family.?
The parents will appear in court
tomorrow.
james.beal@the-sun.co.uk
S
Monster . . . Josef Fritzl
OTHER fiends who held
their kids captive include:
l Austria?s Josef Fritzl, who
fathered seven children with
a daughter he kept locked
in a cellar for 24 years. He
was jailed for life in 2009.
l Domingo Bulacio, who
OM
By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR
had eight kids with a daughter he raped over 22 years
in Argentina. He was jailed
last month.
l Krzysztof Bartoszuk, who
held his daughter prisoner
for six years, raping her and
fathering two kids in Poland.
He was locked up in 2010.
l A ?British Fritzl? who
cannot be named but held
his two girls for 25 years
and got them pregnant 19
times. He got jail in 2008.
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10 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Sun
THE
SAYS
Brexit plot
WHICH of the EU?s many contradictory
faces are we supposed to trust?
The tough-guy routine of negotiator
Michel Barnier? The sneering of fulltime troll Guy Verhofstadt? The needy
pleading of President Donald Tusk?
If it?s the latter, they?re too late. A little
generosity in 2016 when David Cameron
tried to negotiate over immigration might
have swayed Brexit voters. Not now.
That said, our Government does need
to get on the front foot. Brussels, in
cahoots with Remainers here, is ramping up a major threat to Brexit.
Together they are creating a baseless
panic about the future which could take
root unless the Tories challenge it.
Remainers already claim there is a
?growing consensus? for staying in the
single market and customs union.
Rubbish. It?s in their imaginations.
But they calculate that if they repeat it
often enough it will gain traction and
build support to reverse Brexit. And
while the EU also believes that, it has no
incentive to offer us a decent deal.
The Tories MUST push back.
Aid for forces
THE Sun has warned for years that
defence cuts have gone too far.
Our forces, and the MoD?s waste, were
easy targets for austerity after 2010.
But the warnings from Sir Mike
Penning today are chilling.
The Government must reverse the
tide. Much of our humanitarian aid
overseas is delivered by the forces.
Why not fund them with billions from an
annual aid budget so absurdly vast it is
otherwise impossible to spend wisely?
Radio bore
IF you?ve never heard of James O?Brien,
you?re not missing anything.
The radio host is the epitome of a smug,
sanctimonious, condescending, obsessively politically-correct, champagnesocialist public schoolboy Remoaner.
He imagines himself on a higher
moral plane than anyone voting Tory or
backing Leave, yet wilfully spreads lies
on social media if they fit his worldview.
How can the BBC still feign political
impartiality with this professional leftie
propagandist presenting Newsnight?
Party?s over
THE final engulfing of Labour by Jeremy
Corbyn?s Momentum cult is good news.
It is now far harder to hide from voters
that this once-great party is lost for ever
to the sort of rabid militants Britain was
delighted to be rid of 30 years ago.
The Sun has given up hoping moderate Labour MPs will develop the backbone to quit and start a new party.
But they should be ashamed each day
they sit alongside the clueless, hate-filled
terrorist-sympathisers of the hard Left.
1GM
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WE LOOK AT WHAT MAKES BREED SO...
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1
Labrador
6
Cocker spaniel
2
Mixed breed
7
Cockapoo
3
Jack Russell
8
German shepherd
4
Staffordshire bull terrier
9
Springer spaniel
5
Border collie
10
King Charles spaniel
LABRADORS were
last night crowned
top dogs in ITV?s Britain?s
Favourite Dogs: Top 100. The
pooch triumphed in a poll of
10,000 people. Here, a labrador
owner and enthusiast explains
why we go barking mad for this
breed.
THE labrador must be one of the
most versatile breeds in the world.
Guide dogs, hearing dogs, police dogs,
bomb detection dogs, drug sniffer
dogs,
search-and-rescue
dogs, truffle-sniffing dogs,
cancer-sniffing
dogs,
TELLING
epilepsy
dogs,
autism
TAILS . . .
dogs,
assistance
dogs,
Ben with
politicians? dogs, family
Inca
dogs . . . the list goes on.
Loyal, kind, happy and
optimistic, they offer a
tonic to many of the ills
of the world.
It is little surprise then
that
the
labrador
has
become
Britain?s
most
popular breed.
In broad brush strokes I
would describe a labrador
as an eager-to-please, smiling, waggy-tailed friend.
It?s exactly the way I?d
like to see myself ? and I?ve lost count
of the number of times I?ve been
compared to a labrador.
Labradors are not famed for their
athleticism or their sporting prowess,
although in the field many are very
athletic.
On the contrary, the caricature most
associated with this breed is usually of a
rather rotund dog who has eaten all the
pies. It?s a fair depiction.
My lab Inca loved food more than
anything else in life, she would have
By
BEN FOGLE
eaten her own leg if given half a chance.
But she also never knew when to call it
quits. She was lacking the sensor to tell
her when she was full. A labrador is
never full.
I?ve heard stories of labs that have
eaten themselves to death.
Admittedly I?ve only ever heard them
second-hand but I?ve no reason to doubt
they?re true.
Inca once ate a whole
marzipan cake. She looked
like a barrel afterwards and
couldn?t walk for three days,
but it didn?t put her off
eating.
However
annoying
such
greediness
may
be,
this
insatiable appetite is what
makes labradors so very
trainable.
Offer a lab some food and
they
will
literally
do
anything.
One of the reasons for the
labrador?s
universal
popularity is the fact they
are equally good as working
dogs or family dogs. Their
gentle, eager-to-please temperament
means they are great around children
and other animals.
If I think of labradors, I think of
children. My kids Ludo and Iona used to
sit on Inca.
They would inadvertently pull her tail
and her ears and place their hands in
her mouth to examine her gums and her
teeth and she would just lie there. I
trusted her implicitly with them.
It is perhaps for that reason ? dependability ? that labs have become the most
popular family pet across the world. In a
world where there is so
much distrust, a labrador
offers the opposite. It is this unwavering trust that is so appealing.
A labrador is shy of no one, although
early labradors were quiet dogs who
knew their place because the breeders
preferred them to know their place. They
are naturally outgoing and will greet all
strangers while holding a pair of socks
then sit confidently next to them.
I?m not sure if this is in the hope of
food and affection or simply their nature
to please, but it is a universal trait.
It is this happy-go-lucky, bouncy, tailwagging personality that attracts me to
the labrador.
In many ways it is the antithesis to the
modern world, in which we rarely talk to
strangers and don?t know our own
neighbours.
Project happiness
A labrador always has a smile on its
face. They project happiness, the tail
wagging and the overall body language
telling of a euphoria that, as an owner, I
find contagious.
The easy trainability and superior intellectual capacity of labradors make them
fast at learning tricks and being able to
?perform?. This is why labradors have
been trained for all sorts of jobs.
It is the combination of all the above
traits that makes them so perfect as
working dogs.
A dog is a metaphor for how the
owner wishes to be perceived and the
labrador must surely be the most
dependable metaphor for anyone.
It is uncontroversial (perhaps the reason so many presidents and
prime ministers have chosen
the lab). They say, ?look at
me, I?m nice?. The labrador is
everyman?s dog.
lExtracted from Labrador: The
Story of the World?s Favourite Dog
by Ben Fogle, published by
William Collins, �99.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
COP PROBE IN SLEEPY VILLAGE
LLAGE
PETER FARQUHAR, 69
LIVED AT No3
ANN MOORE-MARTIN, 83
LIVED AT No6
Fall . . . Richard
Rescued
climber?s
sub-zero
2 day hell
Near neighbours
. . pensioners lived
just doors apart
Kim has
3rd baby
KIM
Kardashian
and
hubby Kanye West have
announced the surrogate
birth of their third child.
Reality star Kim, 37,
said that a ?beautiful
baby girl? weighing 7lbs
6oz was born on Monday.
She said on her website: ?We are incredibly
grateful to our surrogate
who made our dreams
come true with the greatest gift one could give.?
Kim and rapper Kanye,
40, have been wed since
2014 and have daughter
North, four, and a twoyear-old son, Saint.
She used a surrogate
after
suffering
preeclampsia with her previous pregnancies.
Fonda in
lip scare
JANE Fonda has had a
cancerous growth removed
from her lip.
The Oscar-winner, 80,
appeared at a promotional interview with a
bandage on her lower lip.
She said: ?I just want
to explain the bandage.
?I just had a cancer
taken from my lip.
?I thought it was going
to heal in time before I
came before you but it?s
fine. I just want to
explain it. I don?t normally go around like this.?
Jane, now appearing in
Netflix show Grace and
Frankie, also had a cancer scare in 2010 when
she had a small tumour
removed from her breast.
WASTERCHEFS
Waffle makers, tagines
and sushi mats are among
the �billion of kitchen
gadgets we have but
never use, a poll shows.
By KATIE HODGE & ANDY CRICK
TWO dead pensioners
were at the centre of a
village murder mystery
last night after police
arrested their lodger,
his
brother
and
a
magician mate.
Wealthy novelist Peter
Farquhar, a former head of
English at �,000-a-year
Stowe School ? died aged
69 three years ago.
By PAUL SIMS
AN
injured
climber
survived two nights in
sub-zero temperatures on
England?s highest peak.
Richard Cockerham, 29,
was
rescued
yesterday
morning after setting off
to climb Scafell Pike in
Cumbria on Sunday.
Rescuers, who launched
an operation involving
helicopters and search
dogs, said they got to
him ?in the nick of time?.
Richard, of Leeds, was
hurt in a fall after getting lost on the 3,209ft
peak but is expected to
make a full recovery.
His rescue came as
blizzards in Cumbria and
Scotland brought up to
10ins of snow, causing
travel
disruption
and
closing schools.
The Met Office has
issued a wind warning
for Britain today, with
80mph gusts making it
feel as cold as -10C (14F).
11
OAPS? REAL
MIDSOMER
MURDERS
Quiet neighbour Ann MooreMartin, who lived three doors
from him in Maids Moreton,
Bucks, died aged 83 last May.
The deaths were not thought
to be connected or suspicious
until yesterday when dawn
raids saw three men arrested.
Police were understood to be
quizzing Ben Field, 27 ? who
lodged with both OAPs ? and
his magician friend Martyn
Smith, 31, on suspicion of murder plus a fraud potentially
totalling thousands of pounds.
Field?s Cambridge graduate
brother Thomas, 22, was also
understood to have been held
on suspicion of conspiracy to
defraud the affluent neighbours.
It is believed Ben and Smith
struck up a close relationship
with Mr Farquhar and persuaded him to publish a book
from old manuscripts.
They set up a company that
aimed to release more of his
work. The firm filed no accounts and was later dissolved.
Cambridge-educated Mr Farquhar?s career involved a stint
as senior English master at
Manchester Grammar School.
His
first
book
?
titled
Between Boy and Man ? tells
of a school chaplain who struggles to reconcile his Christian
faith with his gay impulses.
Last night neighbours told
how Baptist minister?s son Ben
lived with the teacher before
his health rapidly declined.
Ben then moved in with Mrs
Moore-Martin, also an ex-school
teacher, before her health deteriorated. Sources said it later
emerged that both OAPs were
victims of a ?substantial? fraud.
Detectives were last night
believed to be focusing inquiries on how the pair died. A
Thames Valley Police spokesman said: ?The causes of death
are yet to be determined.?
Cops last night confirmed
they were questioning a 27year-old man from Towcester,
a 31-year-old from Redruth and
a 22-year-old of Milton Keynes.
Meanwhile Maids Moreton
locals expressed their shock.
James Hancock, 57, who lived
opposite Mrs Moore-Martin for
23 years, said: ?This place is
comparable to a sleepy village
and it?s like Midsomer Murders
? you don?t expect it on your
doorstep.?
Betty Cooke, 87, said: ?It?s
shocking.?
katie.hodge@the-sun.co.uk
TOWCESTER
lNeighbours die 18mths apart
lEx-lodger among 3 arrested
Suspects
arrested
MAIDS MORETON
Centre of the
murder mystery
1 mile
MILTON
KEYNES
12 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
1GM
Jane
KINDA TRUE, OP
DURING her globally lauded speech
at
the
Golden
Globes
last
week, Oprah Winfrey said: ?Speaking
your truth is the most powerful tool
we all have.?
Speaking the truth is even more so.
TESTINO
A NO-NO
ACCUSED of being
sexually inappropriate
with various young men,
?photographer to the
stars? Mario Testino has
been dropped by Vogue
magazine ?for the
foreseeable future?.
At one point, Testino
was so cosy with the
mighty US Vogue editor
Anna Wintour that he
took her passport photo
(slumming it in a booth
is sooo last season,
dah-ling).
But now?
He?ll be lucky to get a
gig doing drive-thru
weddings in Vegas.
Meanwhile, ?Nuclear
Wintour?, above with
Testino, has hastily
announced a new ?code
of conduct? at the
magazine?s publisher
Conde Nast which
insists all models must
be 18 or over and any
shoots involving nudity
or skimpy clothing
must be approved in
advance.
Shame that it took a
very public scandal to
force such an obvious
duty of care.
Michelle
is worth
a million
WHEN Kevin Spacey was
replaced in the movie All
The Money In The World, his
fellow
actors
Michelle
Williams
and
Mark
Wahlberg
returned
to
reshoot their scenes.
Ms Williams was paid
around �0 to cover her
travel and expenses.
Mr Wahlberg received
�1million, which he has
now donated to the Time?s
Up legal fund against
sexual harassment.
Very admirable.
But
the
burning
question is this: Why
was he paid so much
more than Ms Williams
in the first place?
Something for Time?s
Up
to
investigate,
perhaps?
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
Moore
@janeM
The questions everyone?s
asking
Why are??
Why are you running?
Why are flamingos pink?
Why are we here?
Why are metals malleable?
Why are my nipples sore?
jane.moore@the-sun.co.uk
GO BALLISTIC AT MORON
THE residents of Hawaii are
breathing
easy
again
after
discovering that the ballistic missile
alert that prompted widespread
panic was, in fact, sent in error
during a training exercise.
Government
spokesman
Vern Miyagi said the employee
responsible
will
receive
Best get to know
a person before
Ukip with them
I SAY eye-ther and you
say either, I say neyether
and
you
say
?negro?,
?Eastern
European sluts? and that
all refugees are rapists.
Let?s call the whole thing
off.
Because,
let?s
face
it,
as
relationship differences go, being
head of a political party trying to
distance itself from accusations of
racism
while
simultaneously
dating a woman who makes Alf
Garnett look like a wishy-washy
liberal is quite a biggy.
And so, having been given an
?it?s her or us? ultimatum by his
party, 54-year-old Ukip leader
Henry Bolton has dumped
his 25-year old, shiny
new lover Jo Marney
almost as rapidly as
he
dumped
wife
number three (and
mother of his two
young children) just
before Christmas.
What a guy, eh?
Just the kind of
principled
person
who fits right in with
politics these days.
His abandoned wife,
Tatiana
Smurova-Bolton,
says: ?While he did leave this
woman, he has done so based on
her racist comments, which had a
direct impact on his political
future,
and
not
because
he
realised the terrible mistake he
had done towards me and our
little ones.?
Quite. Meanwhile, on Monday
he popped up on various news
programmes to express his abject
disgust . . . not
at
?distraught?
Ms
Marney?s
blatantly
racist
views,
which
he
robotically
condemned when pressed to do
so, but at those he claimed had
thrown her to the wolves merely
to get at him.
In which case, let us add
breathtaking
naivety
to
Mr
Bolton?s ever-increasing list of
character flaws.
For ?Ukip activist? Ms Marney?s
comments weren?t just a couple of
ill-judged jibes made when she
didn?t know any better. They
13
?retraining.? ?Don?t press ?send?, you
moron,? should just about cover it.
BRITISH AIRWAYS is starting
to introduce non-reclining
seats on short-haul flights.
Good.
No more having your kneecaps
lacerated by someone who can?t sit
upright for 40 minutes.
l
were,
among
many
other
neanderthal viewpoints, a series
of very recent, openly racist
remarks about Prince Harry?s
fiancee Meghan Markle.
Irrespective of who you are or
who you?re sleeping with, such
repulsive
views
are
wholly
unacceptable and the person who
made them (be they a public or
private
individual)
should
be
called out and held to account.
Sunlight, as they say, is the
greatest disinfectant.
Back-pedalling with the speed
of a trick monocyclist, Mr Bolton
says he had ?no idea? that Ms
Marney had made the comments
or even held such views.
But then, as he only met her at
a Ukip Christmas party last
month, he probably barely knows
if she has sugar in her tea, either.
And yet he was perfectly
happy
to
dump
his
wife,
via
text,
on
December
30
and
embark
on
an,
er,
?romantic
relationship? with a
woman he barely
knew and 30 years
his junior.
There?s
no
fool
like an old fool.
Yesterday, political
veteran William Hague
rightly condemned Ms
Marney?s
racism
and
concluded that, as it?s fifth
leader in the past 16 months is
now struggling to hang on to his
job, Ukip is now a dead party.
But he added: ?I make no
judgment
on
the
personal
relationships involved.?
Hmmmm. I do. Because when a
party leader shows such poor
judgment in his private life and,
to my mind, such disregard
for
the
effect
his
sudden
abandonment might have on his
two young children, then I would
question his credibility in forming
policy on how the rest of us
should live our lives.
Mr Bolton says he has no
intention of stepping down. A
meeting of senior party figures
this Sunday will see whether he
is forced to.
The only saving grace is that,
post-Brexit, Ukip has served its
original purpose and is pretty
much dead anyway.
LESSONS
OF POPPI
FAILURES
POPPI WORTHINGTON
was just a year old when
she died in bed with
apparent unexplained
internal injuries.
The scene of any nonhospital death should be
preserved at all costs and
any potential evidence
bagged up for further
examination.
Anyone who has
watched Happy Valley or
any of the other myriad
police-based dramas on
TV will know this.
Yet, displaying
incompetence that
beggars belief, the police
officers involved in
Poppi?s case failed to
do so.
Equally, they failed to
interview her father Paul
? a man already
suspected twice in
connection with other
child abuse allegations ?
until eight months later,
and failed to even seize
the laptop he was using
on the night of Poppi?s
death in December 2012.
Now, five years on, a
coroner has ruled that
her father sexually
assaulted her in his bed
before she died.
Terrible mess
But despite Poppi?s
mother begging it to do
so, the Crown
Prosecution Service is
still refusing to charge
Worthington ? who
denies it all ? with his
daughter?s death
because of the lack of
evidence.
A terrible, unjust mess
that could have been
avoided had all those
whose profession
centres around
protecting innocents
such as Poppi done their
job properly.
Prosecutions without
good evidence are, quite
rightly, rarely pursued.
That way lies wrongful
convictions.
But at the very least,
police forces across the
land should be taught
every last detail of the
woeful mistakes made in
Poppi?s case so they can
never happen again.
14 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Breastfeed boost
MUMS who breastfeed for at
least six months cut the risk of
diabetes during their child-bearing years by half, a study found.
Scientists analysed 30 years?
data from a US investigation of
heart disease risk factors.
Women who breastfed for six
months or more were 47 per
cent less likely to develop type
2 diabetes. Those doing so for
less time cut risks by a quarter.
RAPIST
?UNSAFE
IN OPEN
PRISON?
Cabbie ruling 2yrs ago
2GM
l TRAGEDY OF CRANBERRIES STAR
DOLORES, FOUND DEAD AT JUST 46
FINAL
TWEET
. . . the
singer with
her cat
By
AMY JONES
BEFORE Britpop ruled the
charts, an elfin Irish singer
with a buzzcut and a stack
of great tunes had the
Nineties in her thrall.
Dolores O?Riordan
and
her
band The Cranberries had risen
from obscurity in rural Limerick
to touring the world on the back
of 22million record sales.
.
POP ROYALTY . .
with U2 stars and
Simon Le Bon, ?95
HAPPY . .
with husban.
Don at theird
1994 weddin
g
By JONATHAN REILLY and CHRIS POLLARD
BLACK cab rapist John Worboys was
denied a move to an open prison two
years before he was cleared for release.
Begging blitz fury
A CITY council is under fire for
telling people confronted by beggars: ?Think before you give.?
Posters in Gloucester warn
some are not homeless and urge
charity donations instead.
Labour branded the campaign
?shameful?.
Fran Boait, who the party has
picked to stand as MP there,
said: ?Making people suspicious
of homeless people is horrible.?
On sofa for Everybody
6 When I die
I?ll have a
catalogue
of beautiful
songs
behind me 7
for Something Else
On the same sofa
?You think you?ll get
peace when you?re dead?
His switch from a Category A prison was
blocked because he refused to admit his crimes.
Yet two years later, the Parole Board said he could
go free in a decision that has provoked outrage.
His victims do not believe that anything has
changed in such a short
time to warrant freeing
Worboys, who has served
just nine years in prison.
Their lawyer, Richard
Scorer, said: ?This development is deeply troubling and raises numerous,
urgent questions.
?What could possibly
have changed so drastically that the board feel
Worboys is now safe to
walk the streets, when
just two years ago he
Cab beast . . . Worboys
wasn?t believed to be safe
within an open prison??
Worboys, 60, is feared with the law and on the
to have preyed on hun- basis of evidence.?
However, the board is
dreds of women but was
refusing to give reasons
prosecuted over only 12.
why it considers Worboys
In September 2015, the is no longer a danger.
Parole
Board
decided
Former Lord Chancelagainst transferring him lor Lord Falconer has
but has now said he can said such secrecy was
be released.
?almost certainly unlawChairman of the Parole ful?. He added: ?The
Board
Nick
Hardwick public have no idea why.
yesterday
delivered
a
?It offends against the
staunch defence of his deeply ingrained princiorganisation,
warning ple of our law that jusagainst ?political interfer- tice is done in public.?
ence? in its decisions.
The QC, backed by
Prof
Hardwick
said: other legal experts, added
?Like
any
court,
the in a letter to The Times:
Parole Board members ?Secrecy destroys trust.?
must make independent
jonathan.reilly@
decisions in accordance
the-sun.co.uk
But they would never finish the 117date run. It was 1996 and, in her own
words, Dolores was ?a basket-case?.
Suffering with anorexia and weighing just six-and-a-half stone, the
fragile singer would wake up in hotel
rooms ?screaming, crying, having
nightmares about being hurt?.
She spoke of wanting to ?make
myself disappear? and in 2014 said: ?I
am not going to live that long. If I see
50, I?ll be happy. I mean that.?
Dolores, who talked openly about
her battles with alcohol, sleeping pills
and depression, was found dead in a
London hotel on Monday, aged 46.
Her body was believed to have been
discovered in her bathroom by a maid
at the Hilton on Park Lane. Her death
is not being treated as suspicious.
The Cranberries went on to sell
more than 40million albums and were
loved for tracks including Zombie and
Linger. Songwriter Dolores was thought
to be worth around ?12million.
But despite her success, the mum of
three could not escape her traumatic
childhood. From the age of eight she
was routinely raped and molested in her
home by someone in a position of trust.
She revealed in 2013: ?For four
years I was sexually abused. I was
only a kid.
Else Is Doing It . . .
IN THE
SPOTLIGHT
. . . on stage
in 1994, left,
and during
Cranberries?
tour last
year, below
INTENSE
. . . in 2002
?There were tons of people around
all the time. My mother worked a lot
to pay the bills and my father was
oblivious to it. My father would have
killed him had my poor father not
been ?retarded?.?
Raised on a housing estate in a
Catholic family, Dolores shared one
bedroom with her five older brothers
and sister. A bike accident in 1968
had left dad Terence ?invalided with
permanent brain damage?.
She
could
never
shake
the
misplaced guilt and shame of the
abuse she suffered, saying: ?You think
it is your own fault.
?You bury it because you are
ashamed of it. You think, ?Oh my god.
How horrible and disgusting I am?.
?You have this terrible self-loathing.
Then I got famous when I was 18 and
my career took over. It was even
harder then. So then I developed the
anorexia.?
At just 5ft 3in, the young singer
would smother her shrinking frame in
tent-like dresses on stage.
She hoped the audiences would
?forget I was a girl at all. I hoped
they?d think, ?She?s just a head?.?
Dolores thought if she lost
enough weight then perhaps she
could ?disappear?.
She said: ?I knew why I hated
myself. I knew why I loathed
myself. I knew why I wanted to
make myself disappear.?
But that would prove impossible ?
with The Cranberries becoming an
overnight success in America with
1993?s Linger, which she co-wrote.
The song went to No3 in the US
and its accompanying album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can?t
We? sold five million copies there and
also went to No1 in the UK.
The band?s second album, 1994?s No
Need To Argue, went seven times
platinum in the US.
It featured Zombie, a song inspired
by the killings of Tim Parry, 12, and
three-year-old Jonathan Bell in an
IRA bombing in Warrington in 1993.
Tim?s dad Colin, 70, only learned on
Monday that the song was written
about his son.
He said: ?Amazingly, I never knew
of it or that it had been inspired by
the bomb and Tim?s death.? America
TROUBLED
. . . singer
in 2013
was good to Dolores. It was there she
met Don Burton, Duran Duran?s manager. She married him in July 1994
near Tipperary in Ireland.
The couple went on to have son
Taylor, 20, and daughters Molly, 16,
and 12-year-old Dakota.
The Cranberries? music shifted to a
much darker phase as Dolores? mental
health unravelled. She said she was
?really sick and screwed up . . . I felt
like a puppet, an object?.
Their third album, 1996?s To The
Faithful Departed, lost them their pop
audience and after limping on with
fourth album Bury The Hatchet in
1999, they eventually split in 2003.
They reunited to release 2012 album
Roses and last year?s Something Else.
Dolores pursued a solo career but
largely lived out of the spotlight. That
was until she hit headlines in 2014
2GM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
15
l SHE HAD NEVER GOT OVER
BEING ABUSED AS A CHILD
I hated
myself.
I loathed
myself. I
wanted
to make
myself
disappear
after headbutting and spitting at
police who removed her from an Aer
Lingus flight from New York after she
abused the cabin crew.
Mum Eileen blamed the incident on
Dolores? split from Don the same year.
It emerged during her 2016 trial that
the singer was suffering from ?severe
mental illness? at the time and had
no memory of what had happened.
She was fined �690.
Dolores later admitted that she had
tried to kill herself in 2013, saying: ?I
tried to overdose. I suppose I am
meant to stay here for the kids.
?You get to the point where you
want to die because you think that
you?ll get peace when you?re dead and
you can?t get any worse than you are.?
The singer had been hit hard by the
death of her father Terence in 2011
after a seven-year battle with cancer.
She was ?holding his hand when he
took his last breath?. At his funeral, she
came face-to-face with her childhood
abuser after having ?nightmares for a
year before my father?s death about
meeting him?.
The sicko made a beeline for her at
the service. She recalled he ?came
over and cried and said, ?Sorry?.?
?A black tempest of
inner turmoil and rage?
Dolores was going to talk to the
priest about the abuse but instead
?asked him to pray for me as I was
about to go on another world tour and
I worried I might not make it through?.
On the road the troubled singer
binged on alcohol and sleeping tablets.
She admitted: ?I have a bad day
when I have bad memories and I
can?t control them and I hit the bottle.
I kind of binge drink.?
In one interview she revealed how
she could not have sleeping pills
around ?because if I have a few
drinks I?ll take them?.
One pal, journalist Barry Egan,
added: ?She?s an absolute mess when
she?s drunk ? dangerous to herself.
The dark stuff in her head boils up to
the surface with drink, and comes out
in a nasty black tempest of inner
turmoil and rage.?
Friends and her ?devastated? family
in Limerick are struggling to come to
terms with her death and claimed she
was in a good place.
Dolores was in London for a
recording session with the band Bad
Wolves and on January 3 shared what
was to be her final tweet. Posting a
shot of herself and her cat, it read:
?Bye bye Gio. We?re off to Ireland.?
Long-time friend Dan Waite, the
managing director of label Eleven
Seven Music, got a voicemail from the
singer just hours before her death.
He said: ?She sounded full of life,
was joking and excited to see me and
my wife this week.?
Irish Premier Leo Varadkar paid
tribute to her, saying: ?For anyone
who grew up in Ireland in the 1990s,
she was the voice of a generation.?
Despite her demons, Dolores will be
remembered for her music ? just as
she had always hoped.
She once said: ?When I die, I?ll have
a massive catalogue of beautiful songs
behind me. I love it when I hear people doing cover versions. I?m like, ?I
wrote that! My God!? I?m so proud.?
Additional reporting:
GARY O?SHEA and STEPHEN MOYES
Video salute . . . Seal
Star Seal
accused
of grope
and kiss
By HOWELL DAVIES
SINGER Seal is under
investigation for allegedly
groping an actress, a
week after he urged abuse victims to speak out.
Tracey Birdsall, a former neighbour, claims he
groped her breasts and
kissed her when she
went to his LA home to
retrieve a salad spinner
she had loaned him.
Tracey, 54, said she was
motivated to report the
incident after he posted a
video saluting rape victims who had spoken out.
Dad-of-four Seal, 54,
?vehemently denies? her
allegations. A source with
the LA County Sheriff?s
Dept said it was investigating the allegations.
SELENA
Gomez?s
mum says she begged
her daughter, 25, in vain
not to work with film
director Woody Allen, 82,
due to historical child
sex abuse allegations.
Drugs in
knickers
A MUM of three has
been jailed after sneaking
drugs into a prison inside
her knickers.
Katie Hawley, 29, hid
the 40g of cannabis, two
mobile phones and chargers in her underwear.
She was seen on CCTV
passing them to her boyfriend at Elmley Prison,
Kent. Hawley, of nearby
Chatham, admitted taking
in banned items.
Jailing her for four
months
at
Maidstone
crown court, Judge David
Griffith-Jones QC said
?nothing else will do?.
He said: ?These were
committed no doubt out
of a misguided sense of
loyalty to your partner.?
Paupers?
deaths up
THE number of paupers?
funerals councils have to
pay for has soared by 12
per cent in five years.
Around
�illion
a
year is now being spent
on them, research found.
They are held when the
person who has died has
no family or the relatives
are unable to cover the
cost of the funeral.
There were 3,784 public
health
funerals,
also
known as paupers? funerals, in 2015/16.
East of England region
had the biggest five-year
rise, at 36 per cent.
Royal London insurance
analysed the data from
260 councils under freedom of information rules.
SLINK PANTHER
Mum-of-one
Michelle
Woodall, 49, says she saw
an 8ft black panther
walk past her house in
Sible Hedingham, Essex.
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1GM
1GM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
NIGHT FEVER DAVINA
EXCLUSIVE by STUART PINK
DAVINA McCall strikes a
Saturday Night Fever pose as
she struts her stuff to celebrate turning 50.
The newly-single TV host
seemed to copy John Travolta?s film dance moves while
cavorting at the glitzy bash.
Davina, nursing a poorly finger, was joined at London?s
Cafe de Paris nightspot by
star pals including Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
Disgusted . . . Michelle
Just Eat
driver?s
pest txts
to mum
EXCLUSIVE by ALEX
WEST and CHLOE MAYER
A HORRIFIED mum says
a Just Eat driver sent her
sleazy texts after delivering her takeaway.
One message to Michelle Midwinter?s phone
said: ?Good night bby see
you next time.?
She
complained
and
the online food order service offered a �voucher
for her ?inconvenience?.
The tattoo worker, 33,
replied:
?It?s
not
?an
inconvenience?, it?s absolutely outrageous and disgusting behaviour.?
Michelle, 33, of Cheltenham, Gloucs, was then
offered a � voucher.
Just Eat is investigating
with the restaurant.
Faces in
legal bid
LEGENDARY 60s band
Small
Faces
have
launched
legal
action
against
a
West
End
musical based on them.
They say they are owed
at least �,000 for image
rights from All Or Nothing. Song royalties are
already being paid.
Chris Hope, manager of
late singer Steve Marriott?s estate, said: ?I?d
like to see them pay up.?
Dig it . . Davina?s finger, and right, Travolta
Guests . . Holly and Phillip at bash
STAR?S BAKE OFF PAY RULING
Cash . . . telly cook Mary
Berry is in
the black
TV cook Mary Berry?s firms
rose in value by �7,000 in
her first year after The
Great British Bake Off.
Mary Berry Ltd?s worth
increased by �7,000 to
�6million, with Mary
Berry
Merchandising
up nearly �,000,
according to figures filed at Companies House.
Mary, worth an
estimated �million, stayed at the
BBC after Bake
Off and has presented Mary Berry
Everyday and Country House Secrets.
No one?s dough rises
higher than Sandi?s
TV pals . . .
Sandi, below
GREAT British Bake Off
host Sandi Toksvig insists
no co-star is paid more
than her ? not even
Paul Hollywood.
Sandi, 59, who joined
last year when it moved
from BBC1 to Channel
4, said: ?I?ve had it in
my contract.
?On my show, nobody?s
being paid more than me. I
By HANNAH HOPE
Senior Bizarre Reporter
don?t ask what they?re being paid ?
I just make sure they?re not getting
more than me.
?Fortunately, I?m not in charge of
negotiations. I have a wonderful
agent, so I leave it to her.?
Judge Paul, 51, was offered
�2million ? four times his BBC
pay ? to stay with the show when
Love Productions sold the format
to Channel 4 for �million.
Ex-judge Mary Berry, 82, stood
by the Beeb and was replaced by
Prue Leith, 77. Comic Noel Fielding, 44, also joined with Sandi.
With the gender pay gap and
sexual harassment in the news
Sandi, who also hosts BBC comedy
quiz QI, spoke out about workplace
discrimination. She said: ?It?s just
great people are talking about it.
?All I hope is it?s not just a news
story for a brief moment and then
it disappears and we go back to
old ways. I don?t think we will, but
there?s still work to do.?
hannah.hope@the-sun.co.uk
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19
KATE?S PINK & PERKY
By JACK ROYSTON
HQ . . . in Karachi
Brits join
rush for
made-up
degrees
By ALEX DIAZ
THOUSANDS
of
Brits
bought fake degrees from
a
multimillion-pound
diploma mill in Pakistan.
NHS consultants, nurses
and a major defence contractor were among the
customers
of
Axact,
which runs a network of
bogus online universities.
They bought more than
3,000 qualifications including master?s degrees and
PhDs in 2013 and 2014.
Axact,
which
uses
names such as Brooklyn
Park University but is
run from a call centre in
Karachi, sold more than
215,000 fake qualifications
globally in 2015.
It was also accused of
aggressive sales tactics in
a BBC Radio 4 expos�.
The
Department
for
Education said it was
taking ?decisive action to
crack down?. Axact called
it the latest in ?a saga of
smear campaigns?.
Teeth get
a pasting
BRUSHING teeth protects
only partly against the
damage caused by sugary
treats in kids under five,
a study has warned.
And youngsters who
snack on sweets all day
rather than sit down for
meals have twice the
chance of tooth decay.
Now experts say sugary
snacks should be replaced with healthy options
like fruit. A team at the
University of Edinburgh
studied 3,832 children.
Lead researcher Dr Valeria Skafida said: ?This
study showed toothbrushing can only in part reduce the impact of snacking
and
sugar
consumption on dental decay.?
Gem raid
�m bid
AROUND �0,000 worth
of jewels recovered from
the Hatton Garden heist
was too damaged to be
returned, a court heard.
Prosecutors want nearly
�.7million
from
five
gang members jailed for
the 2015 London raid.
A judge will decide
how much Brian Reader,
78, Terry Perkins, 69, John
Collins, 77, Daniel Jones,
63, and William Lincoln,
60, must pay back.
Philip Evans, prosecuting, said: ?There has not
been anything like the
complete restoration of
goods taken during this
crime.?
The
Woolwich
crown court confiscation
hearing continues.
TESTICLE BITTEN OFF
A man, 47, had his left
testicle ripped off after
trying to stop two dogs
from attacking a woman,
22, in Iasi, Romania.
KATE Middleton dazzles in hot
pink on a visit yesterday, only
to meet a group of choristers
wearing the same colour.
The Duchess of Cambridge,
36, arrived in Coventry in a
�500 Mulberry coat.
But attending a service at
the city?s cathedral with her
husband Prince William, she
found the choir were wearing
outfits of a similar hue.
Kate, pregnant with her
third child, and William were
earlier greeted by hundreds
of flag-waving schoolchildren.
The Duchess beamed as
excited well-wishers handed
her mini teddy bears, below.
WE LOOK REMARKABLY LIKE
MEGHAN ? PAGES 28 & 29
Hue knew . . . the Duchess meets choristers
TERROR TRIAL
?JIHADI
JUNIOR
SCHOOL?
Teacher ?groomed boys at
mosque for death squad?
A SCHOOLTEACHER plotting
terror
attacks
showed
IS
beheading videos to kids, the
Old Bailey heard yesterday.
Umar Haque allegedly planned to
target sites including Big Ben and
Heathrow and tried to radicalise
boys at a school for Muslim pupils
and in evening classes at a mosque.
The court heard Haque was bugged
saying: ?We?re here to cause terrorism.
We are a death squad sent by Allah.?
The Islamic studies teacher, 25, is said
to have shown kids aged 11 to 14 horrifying videos of stabbings and deaths,
claiming IS were fighting ?for good?.
He also forced them to roleplay as
terrorists and police and carry out
pretend murder sessions, it was
said. Prosecutor Mark Heywood
QC said: ?Haque decided to
carry out violent attacks in this
country. He was fascinated by
the warped and extreme ideology of IS. He set out to inculcate
youngsters
with
the
ideology of IS and to persuade
them in due course to take
part in action. He showed
Court sketch . . . Haque
By JAMES MILLS
them a video which included a beheading with a knife or sword.?
Mr Heywood added: ?He said he was
part of IS and that he intended to
gather a great number to take part in
an attack.
?He had them doing push-ups, races
and grappling in order to train them to
physical fitness for the task.?
Haque worked for the Lantern of
Knowledge Secondary School in Leyton,
East London, for a year from September
2015 and later at a Barking mosque.
He was allegedly taped praising Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood
after he killed five people last March.
He is also alleged to have said that
a victorious IS would be like ?us
winning the World Cup?.
Haque and Abuthaher Mamun,
19, are jointly accused of plotting attacks. Haque also faces
terror charges related to the
videos and roleplaying.
Mohammad
Abid,
27,
is
accused of failing to tell the
authorities about the plots.
Nadeem Patel, 26, faces a firearms charge. The men, all of
East London, deny the charges. The trial continues.
james.mills@the-sun.co.uk
20
l
MY TEAM: Stuart Pink, Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies
ash bash
bi
meter:
mags
GINUWINE
should brace
himself for the
day he meets
CBB love
interest
ASHLEY
JAMES? dad Geoff. He told
Heat of the romance: ?It?s
unexpected and as a father
it?s difficult watching all this
going on. But as long as a
guy treats Ashley well, I?ll be
fine ? if he doesn?t, I?ll knock
his head off.?
shove island
Watch Chloe and
Sam play Share
or Screw at
facebook.com
/danwootton
DANCING On
Ice?s KEM
CETINAY has
poured cold
water on
reigniting his
romance with
AMBER DAVIES after she
said last week she?s wasn?t
ruling it out. He told New!:
?I?m happy being single. I
feel in a really good place.
My head feels clearer. I
want to keep concentrating
on skating.?
no pitter pattison meghan sparkle
USUALLY the biggest
decision Geordie
Shore types face is whether
to have chicken nuggets or
a kebab after a night out.
But I posed CHLOE
FERRY and SAM
GOWLAND a dilemma with
even higher stakes in my
new stomach-churning
game Share or Screw?
The lovebirds had to
decide in secret
whether to share a
vile ?Showbiz
Syrup? or screw
their partner by
having them down the
whole lot instead.
Did Chloe and Sam
stick together? Find
out at my Facebook
page, right.
This could be the
ultimate test of their
romance.
THIS Morning?s
ALISON
HAMMOND
delivered a
home truth to
PRINCE
HARRY after
meeting the royal and his
wife-to-be MEGHAN
MARKLE. She told Reveal:
?Harry is punching above
his weight. They are both
beautiful in their own way
though, and Harry is very
striking with his red hair.?
VICKY
PATTISON?s
love for booze
is staving off
broodiness
following the
pregnancies
of best pals CASEY
BATCHELOR and FERNE
McCANN. The presenter,
engaged to John Noble,
said: ?Imagine no Prosecco
for nine months. No thank
you. I?m enjoying my nights
out to much to have a baba.?
ED?S CHERRY AID
ED SHEERAN may have
11 months of touring
ahead but that won?t
mean time apart from
girlfriend CHERRY
SEABORN.
He has arranged for
her to fly out and see
him each weekend
during the
European leg
of his Divide
Tour, which
kicks off in
Ireland in May.
In an
exclusive chat,
he told me: ?It?s
actually really
easy for Cherry
to come. She works and
can?t give up her job.
?But it?s gonna be
easy because it?s
weekends and two
months of it is in Europe
so she can just pop
out.?
But Ed, whose single
Perfect is on its sixth
week at No1, won?t be
wasting his spare time
on the road.
The singer has plenty
of other plans while
performing to his
millions of fans.
He explained: ?It?s
gonna be a kind
of boring year.
?There?s not
actually going to
be that much
going on other
than touring.
?I?m gonna
do a lot of
songwriting, I?m
gonna go back
in with Steve Mac (who
co-wrote Shape of You)
and start something.
?I?m also doing a
movie, putting that
together, and that
shoots in 2019.?
Doesn?t sound too
boring to me.
MAYA STORMS IN
STORMZY could be about to get a lot more airtime
on Radio 1 ? his presenter girlfriend MAYA JAMA has
been signed up for a Saturday show.
But her job could spell bad news for SCOTT
MILLS, who is celebrating 20 years at the station.
Maya, below with her grime MC boyfriend, will be
joining Scott?s show every Friday as bosses weigh up
whether she would suit a full-time role.
A radio insider said: ?Maya is a breath of fresh air
and will be one of the youngest
presenters. Radio 1 wants a more youthful sound. Older DJs don?t have as
much of a connection with listeners.?
Maya said: ?I?m so happy to be
presenting alongside Scott and am
beyond excited to have
my own show.?
Some
young
blood should help
bring some life
back to the
station.
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VICTORIA BECKHAM has
taken some unlikely inspiration
for her latest photoshoot ? Bridget
Jones.
The fashion mogul posed in underwear
similar to the pair RENEE ZELLWEGER made
famous in the romantic comedy.
Posh, who was pictured for Spanish Vogue,
combined her granny pants with a �0
cashmere jumper. She tweeted the snap
yesterday and wrote: ?When all you need is a pair
of heels.?
The former SPICE GIRL also modelled nonBridget themed clothes.
She says in the article: ?I have grown up in
public since I was a 19-year-old, my days of
worrying what people think I left behind.?
That explains the pants, then.
POSH &
KECKS
KYLIE GETS
READY FOR
DANCING
THE wait is almost over for KYLIE
MINOGUE fans.
It?s been almost four years
since she last hit the singles?
chart.
And she was grinning from ear
to ear, left, as she touched down
in Paris on Monday ahead of the
release of new single Dancing.
Officially announcing the tune
on Twitter, she wrote: ?Lovers,
the countdown begins. . .
Dancing, the first single from my
new album Golden is released
this Friday.?
She has been working on the
album with ED SHEERAN?s cowriter AMY WADGE, who is
credited on Ed?s global hit
Thinking Out Loud.
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JUDGE SPLITS FROM LOVE
JUDGE ROB RINDER has
become one of the country?s favourite TV stars
with his no-nonsense handling of the law on his ITV
real-life courtroom series.
But out of his robes, Rob has
been dealing with his own
deeply personal setback.
I am very sad to reveal that
The Sun?s legal columnist has
separated
from
his
civil
partner of four years.
Rob exchanged vows with
fellow barrister Seth Cummings, a one-time political
adviser to former Chancellor
GEORGE OSBORNE, in a civil
ceremony in Ibiza in 2013.
That was before Rob?s TV
fame but the event hit headlines because his best pal BENEDICT
CUMBERBATCH
had
been especially ordained to
marry the couple, who have
been together for 11 years.
A source close to the TV
judge, below, tells me: ?It?s
very sad news but Rob is
separating from his partner of
11-and-a-half-years.
?He?s very upset about the
situation, but the split is
amicable and no one else is
involved.
?Rob has never spoken
about his relationship and
nothing will change on
that front.
?He very much wants
to focus on his work,
including Judge Rinder
on
ITV
which
he
absolutely
adores.?
Benedict, who
met Rob when
they
were
students at the University of
Manchester, said of officiating
the civil partnership ceremony:
?It?s a very private, lovely thing
to be asked to do.
?Of course, I?m going to
make a joke after it, ?I do
weddings. Next will be children?s parties and bat mitzvahs.?
?It?s a mainly Jewish and gay
audience, so hopefully they
will be lenient towards me.?
Rob?s massively successful court show has now
run for six series.
On top of that he finished fifth in the 2016
series of Strictly Come
Danding and is also one
of our consumer columnists every Saturday
in The Sun.
All of that work
will be a welcome distraction.
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It?s Wadnesday
WE?RE helping you beat
the January Blues all
week in Sun Savers.
With family budgets feeling
the squeeze after Christmas,
we are bringing you top tips
from leading bloggers to help
keep
more
cash
in
your
pocket.
Today, Helen Dewdney,
who is behind consumer
website thecomplaining
cow.co.uk, reveals how
to
avoid
retailers?
sneaky tricks.
Helen says: ?Most of
us have less to spend
in January than other
months. So think carefully
about how you spend every
penny and you?ll find your
cash lasts a whole lot longer.?
Don?t be fobbed off. Your
rights are the same in
those January sales as any
other time. If an item is faulty,
doesn?t last for a reasonable
length of time, is not fit for
purpose or not as described,
!
you are entitled to a full
refund within 30 days of purchase
or
free
repair
or
replacement under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
Booking
a
holiday?
Ensure you clear your
computer?s cookies each time
you browse for hols online.
Otherwise, travel firms might
up the cost of the deals
you see.
Think
carefully
before taking out
a gym membership.
Work out how many
times you would have
to go each week to
make it worthwhile ?
and keep that as a reminder
on your calendar.
If you don?t meet that number, you are wasting money
and should consider cancelling.
Before you
sign up, do
read
the
terms and conditions to see how
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much notice you have to give.
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trials. You can often pick
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But ensure you cancel the
direct debit if you aren?t making use of it. If you find you
have hardly used it in the first
three months, you are even
less likely to use it as time
goes by. So ditch it.
Found a bargain gadget
or toy online? Buy the
batteries elsewhere, as they are
likely to be cheaper. Add-ons
tend to cost more to make
extra money for the retailer.
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fake ads
FACEBOOK is profiting
from fraudsters promoting
scams in its news feeds.
Among the fake adverts
being posted are dodgy
get-rich
schemes
and
phishing cons.
In others, Sir Richard
Branson?s name is used
without his permission.
They emerged weeks
before Facebook gives evidence to the parliamentary fake news inquiry.
Damian Collins, of the
Digital,
Culture,
Media
and
Sport
Committee,
said: ?It is wrong social
media
companies
are
profiting from phishing
scams and fake ads that
are harmful to users.?
Facebook is investigating the promotions.
Guildford
raids No1
BRITAIN?S biggest burglary hotspot is Guildford, a study claims.
The Surrey town ?
population 137,000 ? has
seen 52.3 burglary claims
per 1,000 residents over
the past two years.
Bideford in Devon is
deemed the safest place
with just 0.78 claims per
1,000
between
January
2016 and December 2017.
The average collective
value
of
possessions
stolen
in
raids
was
�400, according to analysis of 2.2 million home
insurance
quotes
by
MoneySuperMarket.
Top Ten: 1 Guildford; 2 Cambridge;
3 Birmingham; 4 Manchester; 5
Leeds; 6 Liverpool; 7 Oakwood,
North Leeds; 8 Teddington; 9. Histon
& Impington, Cambs; 10 Richmond.
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Bridge collapse kills 10
By NICK PARKER
TEN labourers died when a road bridge they were
building collapsed into a deep canyon.
Monday?s tragedy happened 60 miles from Bogota,
the capital of Columbia. The cause of the disaster is
being probed by officials.
Tragedy . . . fallen section of crossing
RODENTS NOT MASS MURDERERS
RATS: AN
APOLOGY
By SHAUN WOOLLER
RATS have wrongly been
blamed for the Black Death,
research suggests.
Humans are more likely to
have carried the plague fleas
that killed hundreds of millions
in the 14th Century.
The revelation follows computer
modelling of how the dreaded disease
continued
to
ravage
Europe into the 19th Century.
Rats carrying the bacterium
Yersinia pestis have long been
seen as culprits.
But scientists found human
?ectoparasites? ? fleas and lice
? tallied more
with the data.
The researchers at
Black Death
spread by man
the universities of Oslo in Norway
and Ferrara in Italy also ruled out
airborne transmission.
They said of epidemics being
caused by rats: ?There is little historical and archaeological support
for such a claim.
?Human ectoparasites, like
body lice and human fleas,
might be more likely than
rats to have caused the rapidly developing epidemics in
pre-industrial Europe.?
shaun.wooller@the-sun.co.uk
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Strangers on
Facebook told
me I?m like her
SINGLE Nicole Butcher, 23, lives in
Angel, North London, and is about to
start work with BA. She says:
I first heard of Meghan when she
starred as Rachel in Suits and people
told me I looked like her. I?d never
seen the programme until then.
I was in a bar once and a guy paid
for my drinks all night because he was
a fan of the show and had a crush on
Rachel.
He was the first person who told me
I looked like Meghan but as the show
became well known I got more comments about how similar we look.
When Meghan was pictured with
Harry for the first time I started getting
messages every day on Instagram and
Facebook from strangers
and people who I?ve not
seen in ages telling me I
look like her. Meghan is
gorgeous so it?s amazing
to be compared to her.
I?ve just been signed by
an agency so I?m excited
about what work might
come along. I couldn?t
believe it at first when
they got in touch.
I did some child modelling so it will be great to
get back into it if I can.
My main focus is my
new job with British Airways but doing photoshoots as Meghan, or any
other work which comes
up, is a good way to keep
busy too.
Meghan has good taste in
men and Harry is my type.
He?s witty and charming
and I think it?s amazing that
someone
mixed-race
is
joining the Royal Family.
TERMINALLY-ill patients cared for outside of hospitals are dying while waiting
for free NHS help, a report reveals.
Alzheimer?s and MS sufferers are among
those who are not getting Continuing Healthcare funding because it takes too long to
assess or they do not know it exists.
The report by MPs found that a third of patients,
almost 25,000, wait over
the 28-day limit.
By LYNN DAVIDSON
Ten per cent wait more
dying while awaiting a
than 100 days.
Continuing healthcare is decision. Janet Morrison,
provided at home, or in of charity Independent
Age, said: ?The
care homes, to
problem of being
patients
with
unable to access
extra needs such
quality
health
as help washing
and social care
or dressing.
But the Public
in the community
Accounts
Comis
one
reason
mittee
found
why many A&E
?unacceptable?
departments are
flaws, with some Flaws . . home care overwhelmed.?
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COME IN
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What is Corrie?s
Bethany up
to now?
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me find my own
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?DRUG HIT?
ON DIZZEEE
HERO PAL
A CLOSE pal of rap star Dizzee Rascal
was shot dead after standing up to drug
dealers outside his home, a court heard.
Brenton Roper, 41, confronted two men in a
car after telling a neighbour: ?They think they
can lick a shot (sell drugs) in my street. I
can?t stand it.?
The pair drove off. But they sent two other men in
hoods to ambush Brenton
half an hour later in East
By MIKE SULLIVAN
London, a jury was told.
The dad, who appeared men aged 27 deny murin the video for the der. Foyzur Rahman is
33-year-old rapper?s song accused of being the confronted driver. Monzur
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the
man and Mohammed
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neighbourhood
in
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COLLEEN PHELAN, 32, from Bromsgrove,
Worcs, is a single mum to daughters Ella,
13, and Beau, ten. She says:
I have just signed up with Susan Scott
Lookalikes ? I used to model in my
early 20s and hope to get work now following the announcement of the engagement. I would love to ?be? Meghan at
charity events and bridal shows.
After the engagement Meghan pictures
were everywhere and my mum kept telling
me my profile and face looked like hers.
I realised I already wore the same
coloured clothes as Meghan does and did
my hair and make-up the same.
I work out and my slim shoulders and
arms are another characteristic we have in
common. I have been practising Meghan?s
favourite hairdos and watching her in Suits. I love
the fact she is so natural
and seems to really love
appearing with Harry.
I own my own jewellery
business and looking like
the royal bride-to-be does
help to sell engagement
rings. A lot of people have
been
coming
in
and
asking for bespoke rings
like Meghan?s.
Another bonus is that I
am getting asked out more
by men who tell me I look
like Meghan. I have been
single for two years and
hope to use this chance to
find
my
own
Prince
Charming.
I want to make the most
of this time when the way I
look
is
fashionable
and
desirable. It?s time for natural, no-fuss-looking girls
to shine, just like Meghan.
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SARAH
MHLANGA,
right,
lives
in
Manchester with husband Jabu, 35, they
are both charity workers, and their
children Josiah, seven, and Mimi Raie,
five. She can make �0 for a few hours
as a lookalike and says:
When Prince Harry announced his
engagement my life changed overnight.
All of a sudden my husband and friends
were telling me I resembled his brideto-be but I had to google Meghan to see
what all the fuss was about.
I went from being a typical school-run
mum to being stopped half a dozen times
a day by strangers asking for selfies, or
people on social media contacting me.
I didn?t plan to try lookalike work but I
started getting contacted by lookalike
6
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agencies and
inundated
around the
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29
We all look
remarkleably
like
Meghan
(
)
AND THAT SUITS US FINE
MEET the Meg ringers ? Britain?s
top Meghan Markle doubles,
who each bear a striking
similarity to the US actress and
Prince Harry?s bride-to-be.
All four have signed with
lookalike agencies since the
star of US TV drama Suits got
engaged to Harry in November.
Helena Chard, casting director
at agency Susan Scott?s
Lookalikes ? which has 20
Meghans on its books ? said:
?The demand for lookalikes of
the couple is starting to
escalate and after the wedding
in May it?s set to boom.? The
going rate for clones of the 36year-old former actor is around
�0 for a few hours? work, with
the potential to earn �000 for
a day-long gig.
Here, the mirror-image
Meghans tell how their likeness
has changed their lives.
I?m aiming to make �,000
in the run-up to the wedding
SINGLE mum Danielle Bourne, 38,
lives with son Kayden, five, in
Wallington, Hants. She says:
For me, the royal engagement
has come along at just the
right time.
I got made redundant from my
job doing admin for a major
hairdressing chain but fortunately
my Meghan work will help to pay
the bills.
I?d especially love to be a decoy
double if the royals ever need to
6
es
e a day and asked for selfies
d journalists. Now I?m
with
offers
from
world.
booked for bridal
odelling
jobs and
o
.
At
first
the
ere
daunting,
as
e
re Meghan and I
to disappoint.
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my nose or smile,
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By LYNSEY CLARKE
and ALLEY EINSTEIN
as Meghan. Buying clothes is so
much easier now because I just
check what she is wearing. It
saves huge amounts of time.
I work for a charity, working with young people, and
Meghan does a lot for charity
too. Plus, I do acting on the
side and Meghan?s work as an
actress is amazing.
I don?t have the same heritage
as Meghan ? I am Caucasian. My
skin colour comes from Spanish
ancestry.
But my husband is black and I am
proud my children have a mixed heritage,
as I am sure Meghan will be if and
when she has children with Harry.
7
give the media the slip and I?m
considering taking lessons in the
field of security.
I am also talking to wedding
dress designers about modelling
their gowns and I would love to
model a range of jewellery.
I have signed with Susan Scott
and I?m going to buy website
names with Meghan in them to
help promote myself. I also plan
to blog about my experience as a
Meghan double.
I know it?s important to have a
social media presence so I am
talking with friends who are
experts about that with the hope
of getting more publicity.
I hope to earn up to �,000 in
the lead-up to the wedding ?
that?s the dream. Then I?d love to
have a regular income throughout
my life as a Meghan lookalike.
As I got made redundant I
really have time to study Meghan?s
mannerisms and watch her act to
help me refine my Meghan-ness.
Like Meghan, I?m mixed-race.
My dad is from Barbados and my
mum is British and friends tell
me they are now really jealous of
my skin and Meghan glow.
When she and Harry started
dating, my friends and family initially told me we looked alike. I
think it?s my nose, which
is the same shape, and
my skin tone which
makes us look similar. I am so proud
that a girl with
mixed heritage is
marrying into the
Royal Family and
can?t wait for the
couple to have
children.
7
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tvguide Wednesday
6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Rip Off Britain: Holidays (S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Property auctions. (R,S,HD)
11.00 Wanted Down Under (S,HD)
11.45 Close Calls: On Camera
A young man is thrown from
his vehicle and lands in the
middle of the motorway. (R,S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD)
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Doctors Mrs Tembe loses her
temper with an author from
Botswana. (S,HD)
2.15 Father Brown Suspicious
circumstances surround the
death of a local fighter. (R,S,HD)
3.00 Escape To The Country
Alistair Appleton helps a couple
find their ideal country home in
Derbyshire. (R,S,HD)
3.45 The Farmers? Country
Showdown (S,HD)
4.30 Antiques Road Trip (S,HD)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show, hosted by
Alexander Armstrong. (S,HD)
6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD)
6.30 Regional News (S) Followed by
Party Political Broadcast By
The Labour Party
6am Flog It! Trade Secrets (R,S,HD)
6.30 The Farmers? Country
Showdown (R,S,HD)
7.15 Antiques Road Trip (R,S,HD)
8.00 Sign Zone: Fern Britton Meets
Barbara Dickson (R,S,SL)
9.00 Victoria Derbyshire (S,HD)
11.00 BBC Newsroom Live (S,HD)
11.30 Daily Politics (S,HD)
1.00 Snooker: The Masters Shaun
Murphy v Ali Carter. Jason
Mohammad presents coverage of
the penultimate last-16 match,
which takes place at Alexandra
Palace in London. (S,HD)
4.45 More Creatures Great And
Small Equine vet Kerry tends a
critically ill donkey foal and
Richard creates an operating table
from a forklift truck. (R,S,HD)
5.15 Flog It! From St Albans
Cathedral. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Eggheads Quiz show. (S,HD)
6.30 Great British Railway
Journeys Michael Portillo
travels to the steel city of
Sheffield where he discovers
an early 20th century steam
engine, before heading south
into Nottinghamshire and
arriving in Nantwich. (S,HD)
6am Good Morning Britain News,
current affairs and lifestyle
features. (S,HD)
8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and
fashion news. (S,HD)
9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S,HD)
10.30 This Morning Celebrity chat and
lifestyle features. (S,HD)
12.30 Loose Women Topical studio
discussion, featuring an interview
with Danielle Lloyd. (S,HD)
1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S)
1.55 Regional News (S)
2.00 Judge Rinder Real-life cases in
a studio courtroom. (S,HD)
3.00 Dickinson?s Real Deal David
Dickinson and the team travel
to Duxford in Cambridgeshire,
where David Hakeney comes
across a James Bond kit car, and
Alison Chapman finds an antique
scent bottle. (S,HD) Followed by
Local Weather
4.00 Tipping Point Quiz hosted by
Ben Shephard. (S,HD)
5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted
by Bradley Walsh. (S,HD)
6.00 Regional News (S) Followed
by Party Political Broadcast
By The Labour Party
6.30 ITV Evening News (S)
6.20 am 3rd Rock From The Sun
Double bill. (R,S)
7.10 Everybody Loves Raymond
Three episodes. (R,S)
8.30 Frasier (R,S)
10.05 Ramsay?s Kitchen Nightmares
USA From Boston. (R,S)
11.00 Sun, Sea And Selling Houses
Alicante, Spain. (R,S,HD)
12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD)
12.05 Couples Come Dine With Me
From Oxfordshire. (R,S,HD)
1.05 Posh Pawn (R,S,HD)
2.10 Countdown (S,HD)
3.00 Village Of The Year Penelope
meets an army of volunteers on
the Dorset coast in Burton
Bradstock. (S,HD)
4.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun Southern Alicante. (S,HD)
5.00 Four In A Bed The group heads
to the Sleeperdorm Backpacker
Hotel in Newcastle. (S,HD)
5.30 Extreme Cake Makers Molly
Robbins makes a dinosaurthemed cake. (S,HD)
6.00 The Simpsons With the guest
voice of Kiefer Sutherland. (R,S)
6.30 Hollyoaks Nancy thinks she can
get one over on Shane, before he
drops a bombshell. (S,HD)
6am Milkshake! (HD)
9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD)
11.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors Two
patients arrive with mountain
climbing-related problems.
(R,S,HD) Then 5 News Lunchtime
12.15 The Hotel Inspector (R,S,HD)
Followed by Access
1.15 Home And Away (S,HD)
1.45 Neighbours (S,HD)
2.15 NCIS A US Marine is found dead
in woodlands after changing his
religion, and the agents believe it
is a hate crime. (R,S,HD)
3.15 PREMIERE A Murderer Upstairs
A woman is forced to come to
grips with the terrifying possibility
that her stepdaughter may be a
killer. Thriller starring Josie Davis,
Tiera Skovbye and Cameron
Bancroft. (2017) ??? (S,HD)
5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD)
5.30 Neighbours Gary sees Xanthe
and Ben stepping into a lift in the
hotel and follows them. (R,S,HD)
6.00 Home And Away Ziggy and
Mason find a gun and more cash
concealed in the car, and VJ
considers what he is going to do
after leaving school. (R,S,HD)
6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD)
SACK OFF YOUR DEBT
7.30pm James Maddison and Norwich City
take on Chelsea in the FA Cup third-round
8pm Tom Kerridge offers ideas for caloriecounted special treats to Lose Weight For Good
9pm Linda faces tough questions as a
suspect for Micky?s murder in Girlfriends
9pm Miriam is under the pressure to admit
she is to blame for what happened to Kiri
10pm The story of When Beyonc� Met Jay-Z
is revealed in this showbiz documentary
7.00 The One Show
Matt Baker and Alex Jones
present the live reports. (S,HD)
Followed by BBC News
7.30 Match Of The Day: The FA Cup
Chelsea v Norwich City (Kick-off
7.45). Coverage of the thirdround replay, which takes place
at Stamford Bridge. Daniel
Farke?s side held the Premier
League champions to a creditable
0-0 draw 11 days ago, with
Antonio Conte shuffling his
pack and making nine changes
against the second-tier Canaries.
Star players including Cesar
Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and
N?Golo Kante did not even travel
to East Anglia, with Conte opting
for a bench that included four
players aged 18 or younger,
a clear sign of the Italian?s
priorities this season. (S,HD)
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
10.30 Regional News (S)
10.45 A Question Of Sport
(19/36) Sue Barker asks the
questions in the light-hearted
quiz, with former World Superbike
champion Neil Hodgson, Olympic
gold medal-winning hockey star
Sam Quek, ex-javelin thrower
Goldie Sayers and squash player
Nick Matthew joining Matt
Dawson and Phil Tufnell. (S,HD)
11.15 And They?re Off For
Sport Relief
(2/6) Ore Oduba hosts another
round of the star-studded sporting
challenge, tasking Stacey
Solomon, Steve Backshall,
Yasmin Evans, Charles Venn and
Helen Glover to compete in a
series of bizarre races, while
members of the public answer
general knowledge questions and
try to predict which star will come
out on top. (R,S,HD) Followed by
Weather For The Week Ahead
12.05 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
7.00 Rick Stein?s Road To Mexico
(7/7) Rick?s journey draws to a
close as he heads to the Yucatan
Peninsula, where dishes like
Papadzules and Sikil Pak are
enjoyed in villages across the
countryside. (R,S,HD)
8.00 Tom Kerridge:
Lose Weight For Good
(3/6) Tom Kerridge tackles special
treats, and offers the dieters a
range of calorie-counted recipes
including a Mediterranean pasta
dish and coffee and chocolate
custard pots. (S,HD)
8.30 Trust Me, I?m A Doctor
Michael Mosley tries to find out if
eating carbs in the evening is bad
for you and GP Zoe Williams
investigates a condition that
leaves millions with painfully
cold fingers. (S,HD)
9.00 Millionaires? Ex-Wives Club
A glimpse into the world of
high-profile divorce cases for
the super rich, following two
women as they battle with their
former husbands for a share
of their fortunes. (S,HD)
10.00 Mock The Week
(3/13) Angela Barnes, Gary
Delaney, Ed Gamble, Kerry
Godliman and Nish Kumar join
Dara O Briain and Hugh Dennis for
the topical comedy show. (R,S,HD)
10.30 Newsnight
Presented by Emily Maitlis.
(S,HD) Followed by Weather
11.15 Snooker: The Masters
John Higgins v Anthony McGill.
Hazel Irvine introduces highlights
of the concluding last-16 tie at
Alexandra Palace, as two-time
winner Higgins met Masters
debutant McGill. (S,HD)
12.05 Snooker: The Masters ? Extra
(S,HD) 2.05 Sign Zone:
Attenborough And The Sea
Dragon (R,S,SL) 3.05-4.05am
Six Robots & Us (R,S,SL)
7.00 Emmerdale
7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
7.00 Traffic Cops
8.00 Kirstie And Phil?s
The Dingles meet their new
The police in Bradford pursue a
neighbour and Marlon turns on
Love It Or List It
team of suspected car thieves,
(3/8) Kirstie Allsopp and Phil
the charm with Jessie. (S,HD)
and North Yorkshire?s Road Crime
Spencer help the Clayton-Fisher
7.30 Coronation Street
Team track down a stolen Land
family who have fallen out of love
Gary begs Seb to help Anna,
Rover Defender. (R,S,HD)
Shona accompanies Eva to the
with their home in Walthamstow.
Followed by 5 News Update
The couple have opposing views
hospital, and Sean becomes the
8.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
on what to do with their two
victim of sabotage. (S,HD)
(25/42) Doctors treat a woman
bedroom terrace, as Sarah thinks
8.00 Britain?s Brightest Family
struggling with anxiety and
(2/15) Two families battle for a
it is time to move on, but her wife
depression, and another patient
Pepper is digging her heels in and
place in the quarter-finals. (S,HD)
desperate to begin her gender
wants to convert the loft. (S,HD)
8.30 Coronation Street
reassignment surgery visits the
9.00 Kiri
Eileen?s confession leaves Phelan
surgery. (S,HD) Followed by
5 News Update
(2/4) Social worker Miriam is put
fuming, and Eva struggles with her
9.00 Celebrity Big Brother
secret. Tyrone confides in Sean
under increasing pressure to
Highlights of the housemates?
admit she is to blame for what
about Ruby?s behaviour. (S,HD)
past 24 hours under the all9.00 Girlfriends
happened to Kiri, while the young
seeing eye of Big Brother. (S,HD)
girl?s foster family of Jim, Alice
(3/6) Linda is questioned by
DI Donoghue on suspicion of
10.00 When Beyonc� Met Jay-Z
and Si also find themselves
murdering her husband Micky,
A documentary charting the
thrown into the media spotlight.
and Gail and Sue desperately try
success of two of the world?s
Elsewhere, Kiri?s grandfather Tobi
and help her before it is too late.
biggest selling artists and powersearches for his son, Nate, the
However, as the pair try to expose
couple, Beyonc� Knowles and
prime suspect in the case, which
the lies behind Carole?s
Shawn Carter. Throughout the
sees him face up to some
accusations, they are shocked
programme, commentators,
uncomfortable truths about his
when they uncover the truth.
journalists and fans dissect every
relationship with him. (S,HD)
Meanwhile, Gail is left shaken
aspect of the pair?s story so far,
10.00 999: What?s Your Emergency?
when her grandson?s drug addict
from their humble beginnings and
Swindon officers are called to
mother shows up on her doorstep,
early collaborations, to their
arrest a man in his early twenties
eventual wedding in 2008. (S,HD)
demanding to take her son away.
who has put his fist through a
11.05 Celebrity Big Brother?s
Elsewhere, when Sue?s company
wall and his foot through a
Bit On The Side
car is towed, relations between
window in a bar. (R,S,HD)
Rylan Clark-Neal presents the
Sue and John sour further as
11.05 24 Hours In A&E
CBB companion show, including
Sue makes an impromptu
Medics treat three women who
appearance at work. (S,HD)
celebrity guests? thoughts on the
have been stabbed in a Surrey
10.00 ITV News At Ten (S)
latest developments and behindcar park, while friends and
the-scenes insights. (S,HD)
10.30 Regional News (S)
relations recall their associations
12.05 Body Freaks: Make Me A
10.45 Transformation Street
with the wounded. (R,S,HD)
Perfect 10 Cameras follow
(1/3) Documentary following
12.00 Pokerstars Championship
people through the highs and
people seeking body
Cash Challenge The cash game
lows of life-changing gender
enhancements via risky cosmetic
in Monte Carlo continues. (S,HD)
procedures. (R,S,HD) 1.00
reassignment surgery. (R,S,HD)
1.00 FILM Our Family Wedding.
Romantic comedy with America
SuperCasino (S,HD) 3.10 GPs:
11.40 Heathrow: Britain?s
Busiest Airport
Ferrera. (2010) ?? (S,HD)
Behind Closed Doors (R,S,HD)
(3/3) Documentary. (R,S,HD)
2.45 Paul O?Grady?s Hollywood
4.00 Get Your Tatts Out: Kavos
12.35 Jackpot247 3.00 Tenable
(R,S,HD) 3.40 Location, Location,
Ink (R,S,SL,HD) 4.45 House
Location (R,S,HD) 4.40 Coast Vs
(R,S,SL,HD) 3.50 Nightscreen
Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10 Wildlife SOS
(R,S,SL) 5.35-6am Divine
(HD) 5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle
Country (R,S,HD) 5.35-6.20am
Designs (R,S,SL)
Show (R,S,SL,HD)
Countdown (R,S,HD)
FILMS ????? Brilliant ???? Very Good ??? Good ?? Not Bad ? Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High De?nition
1GM
SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT
6am The Dog Whisperer (R,S,HD)
7.00 Monkey Life (R,S,HD)
8.00 Meerkat Manor (R,S,HD)
9.00 Road Wars (R,S)
10.00 Stargate Atlantis (R,S,HD)
11.00 MacGyver Angus encounters an
international assassin. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Money
stolen by a terrorist group in Iraq
is used to set up a bank robbery
in Los Angeles. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 McGarrett and his
mother join forces for a covert
operation. Then, The gang tries to
help Kono who is on the run
following a murder. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles The officers
race against time to track down
an elite hit squad. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Stargate SG-1 A Tok?ra scientist
provides the team with new
Atoneikan armbands which give
them superhuman powers. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons Lisa loses control
of her imagination when she
makes a new friend. With the
voice of Emily Blunt. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Fry and
the gang are made genderless.
Then, Bender has difficulty
accepting his death. (R,S,HD)
6am LIVE ICC Under-19s World Cup Cricket. West Indies v
South Africa. 7.55 LIVE Test Cricket. South Africa v India.
3.15 Best Of Sky Cricket 3.30 Sky Sports News 7.00
Transfer Centre 7.30 Sky Sports Tonight 9.30 LIVE ICC
Under-19s World Cup Cricket. Bangladesh v En land.
Coverage of the Group C match. 5.15-6am LIVE European
Tour Golf. The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL Legends 8.00 The
Debate 9.00 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 Transfer
Centre 11.30 The Debate 12.30 PL Review 1.30 PL 100
Club 2.00 PL Best Goals 94/95 3.00 Transfer Centre
3.30 PL Review 4.30 PL Legends 5.00 PL Review 6.00 PL
Best Goals 7.00 Transfer Centre 7.30 PL World 8.00 Best
PL Goals 8.30 PL Best Goals 93/94 9.30 PL World 10.00
The Debate 11.00 PL World 11.30 PL Legends 12.00
PL Best Goals 1.00 The Debate 2.00 PL World 2.30 PL
Greatest Games 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best Goals
5.00 PL World 5.30-6am PL Legends
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 Scottish Cup Greatest
Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games 10.00 Revista De La
Liga 10.30 La Liga World 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 Football Years 5.30 Football Countdowns
6.00 Revista De La Liga 6.30 La Liga World 7.00 Greatest
Teams 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Revista De La Liga
8.30 La Liga World 9.00 Magical Messi 10.00 The Debate
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 Football Years 2.30 Football Countdowns 3.00
Football Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL
Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football?s
Greatest Players 5.30-6am Football?s Greatest Teams
SKY SPORTS ACTION
8pm Boxer Tony Bellew and Andrew Flintoff
take part in A League Of Their Own
6.30 The Simpsons
(17, 18 & 19/21) Triple bill. Bart
tries to win the affections of a girl
at his school. Next, Homer suffers
the consequences of trying to
copy a fire-eater. Then, Bart and
Lisa go to a new school. (R,S,HD)
8.00 A League Of Their Own
(3/9) Sports-based comedy
quiz, hosted by James Corden
with Jamie Redknapp and
Andrew Flintoff as team captains,
and guests Tony Bellew,
Romesh Ranganathan and
Sam Quek. (R,S,HD)
9.00 A League Of Their Own:
US Road Trip 2.0
(3/7) Jamie Redknapp, Jack
Whitehall and Andrew Flintoff go
deep-sea fishing for sharks off the
coast of Miami and head to
Florida?s Everglades to hunt for
crocodiles. (R,S,HD)
10.00 The Russell Howard Hour
(2/14) Topical comedy and
entertainment show in which the
host picks through the biggest
stories, and is joined by
celebrity guests. (R,S,HD)
11.00 The Force: North East
(3/10) Bonfire night brings backto-back emergency calls, as
masked youths hurl fireworks at
officers out on patrol and a
search for a missing girl takes an
unusual turn. (R,S,HD)
12.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme World
Ross investigates Rio De Janeiro?s
drug epidemic. (R,S,HD) 1.00
Hawaii Five-0 (R,S,HD) 3.00 The
Blacklist (R,S,HD) 4.00 Stop,
Search, Seize (R,S,HD) 5.006am The Dog Whisperer (R,HD)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
6am NFL: A Football Life 7.00 NFL Highlights 8.00 NFL:
America?s Game 9.00 NFL Highlights 10.00 NFL: A
Football Life 11.00 NFL Highlights 12.00 NFL: America?s
Game 1.00 NFL Highlights 2.00 NFL: A Football Life 3.00
NFL: Greatest Games 4.30 My Icon: Anthony Joshua 4.45
European Rugby Champions Cup 7.15 My Icon: Nigel
Owens 7.30 The Offload 8.00 Watersports World 9.00
Motorsport Mundial 9.30 Top 14 Round-Up Show 10.00
My Icon 11.00 Fishing: Hooked On Africa 11.30 Motorsport
Mundial 12.00 Sports Unlimited 1.00 Watersports World
2.00 Motorsport Mundial 2.30 My Icon 3.00 Fishing:
Hooked On Africa 3.30 Motorsport Mundial 4.00 Sports
Unlimited 5.00-6am Watersports World
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
TONIGHT?S PICKS
Lose Weight For Good
BBC2, 8pm
Millionaires? Ex-Wives
Club, BBC2, 9pm
TOM KERRIDGE helps
Ki, who turned to fast
food after quitting
drinking and smoking.
Ki hopes to get slim in
time for his wedding.
Kiri
Channel 4, 9pm
SARAH LANCASHIRE
is electric in this dark
drama as the public
flogging of Miriam
intensifies. Even her
dog might be in for it.
A LOOK at the longest,
nastiest divorce in
British legal history ?
Michelle Young?s 11year battle to get what
she feels she is owed.
Girlfriends
ITV, 9pm
LINDA (Phyllis Logan)
is grilled by the police,
who are convinced
she had a hand in her
husband?s death. OTT
but very watchable.
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6am Sporting Records 7.00 WWE Experience 8.00 Sporting
Records 9.00 Sporting Greats 10.00 Racing News 10.30
Sporting Greats 11.00 Sporting Records 12.00 Great
Sporting Moments 1.00 Sporting Records 2.30 Boxing 3.00
Fight Night: Claressa Shields 4.30 Fishing 5.00 WWE Main
Event 6.00 WWE Experience 7.00 Sports Unlimited 8.00
Xterra European Tour 8.30 4 Deserts Race Series 9.00
Fishing 9.30 Sporting Records 10.00 WWE Late Night
Smackdown 12.00 More Than A Game 1.00 Spruce
Meadows 3.00 Sporting Greats 5.00-6am Sporting Records
BT SPORT 1
6am Fishing 7.00 Hyundai A-League Highlights 8.00
Premier League Tonight 8.30 BT Sport Goals Reload 9.00
Game Of The Week 9.30 Hyundai A-League 2.00 The
Emirates FA Cup 3.30 Premier League 5.00 Cricket: Big
Bash League 6.00 UEFA Champions League: Classics 7.00
Bundesliga Special 7.30 BT Sport Goals Reload 7.45
Premier League Reload 8.00 Live Rugby Tonight 9.00
ESPN Classic Boxing 10.00 30 For 30 11.00 Classic MOTD:
Thrillers 12.00 Live NBA Countdown. 1.00 LIVE NBA.
Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers. Tip-off at 1.00.
3.30 NBA Inside Stuff 4.00-6am Classic MOTD: Thrillers
BT SPORT 2
6am Premier League Tonight 6.30 European Rugby
Cham ions Cup Highlights 7.30 Cricket: Big Bash League
8.30 LIVE Cricket: Big Bash League. Adelaide Strikers v
Hobart Hurricanes. 12.30 Cricket Classics 3.30 Formula E
Championship 4.30 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship
5.00 Game Of The Week 5.30 Premier League Tonight
6.00 LIVE Ligue 1. Guingamp v Lyon. Kick-off at 6.00.
8.00 LIVE Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain v Dijon. Kick-off at
8.00. 10.00 Premier League World 10.30 UFC Countdown
11.30 UFC: Inside the Octagon 12.00 LIVE College
Basketball. Florida Gators v Arkansas Razorbacks. Tip-off at
12.00. 2.00 UFC Main Event 3.00 ODI Cricket Highlights
4.30 Cricket: Big Bash League 5.30-6am SEC Storied
BT SPORT 3
6am Bundesliga Highlights 7.00 Ligue 1 8.30 Ligue 1
10.00 FA Cup 11.30 Premier League Reload 11.45
Formula E Championship 12.45 European Rugby
Champions Cup 5.15 BT Sport Reload 5.45 FIM
SuperEnduro World Championship 6.15 BT Sport Goals
Reload 6.30 Formula E Championship 7.30 Cricket: Big
Bash League 8.30 BT Sport Reload 9.00 BT Sport Goals
Reload 9.30 Bundesliga Special 10.00 Bundesliga
Highlights 11.00 A-League Highlights 12.00 Ligue 1 1.30
Ligue 1 3.00 BT Sport Goals Reload 3.30 UFC Main Event
4.30 Bundesliga Special 5.00-6am A-League Highlights
S4C 6am Cyw 11.00 Cyw 12noon Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd
12.05pm Crwydro 12.30 Priodas Pum Mil 1.30 Cerys
Matthews A?r Goeden Faled 2.00 Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd
2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd 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 S4C A?r Tywydd 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 Llafur Cymru 9.00 Newyddion 9 A?r Tywydd
9.30 Chwaraeon Y Dyn Bach 10.00 Rygbi Pawb
10.45-11.50pm Hillsborough: Yr Hunllef Hir
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tvguide Wednesday
FREEVIEW
9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.10 Who?s Doing
The Dishes? 11.10 Dress To Impress 12.10
Emmerdale 12.45 You?ve Been Framed! Gold: A To
Z 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy
Kyle Show 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 Paul (2011) 11.10 Family Guy
12.10 American Dad! 1.10 Two And A Half Men
1.35 Superstore 2.05 Totally Bonkers Guinness
World Records 2.30-6am Teleshopping
12.00 The Goldbergs 1.00 The Big Bang Theory
2.00 Melissa & Joey 3.00 Baby Daddy 4.00 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang
Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Coach Trip: Road To
Tenerife 8.00 The Goldbergs 9.00 Don?t Tell The
Bride 10.00 Body Fixers 11.05 The Big Bang Theory
12.00 Gogglebox 1.05 The Goldbergs 1.35 The
Inbetweeners 2.35 Don?t Tell The Bride 3.30 Celebs
Go Dating 4.20 Rude(ish) Tube 4.45-6am Charmed
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.50 Heartbeat 7.55
The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.20 The Darling Buds
Of May 12.35 The Royal 1.40 Heartbeat 2.40
Classic Coronation Street 3.50 On The Buses 4.55
Rising Damp 5.25 George And Mildred 6.00
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
8.55am Food Unwrapped 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 3.15 Come Dine With Me
5.55 The Secret Life Of The Zoo 6.55 The Supervet
7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 Location, Location,
Location 10.00 Grand Designs 11.05 8 Out Of 10
Cats Does Countdown 12.05 Ramsay?s Kitchen
Nightmares USA 1.05 Location, Location, Location
2.10 Grand Designs 3.15-3.55am 8 Out Of 10 Cats
6am The Chase 6.50 Pawn Stars 7.35 Ironside 8.35
Quincy ME 9.40 Minder 10.45 The Sweeney 11.50
The Professionals 12.50 Ironside 1.55 Quincy ME
2.55 Minder 3.55 The Sweeney 5.00 The
Professionals 6.05 The Car Chasers 7.00 Pawn Stars
8.00 River Monsters 9.00 FILM Payback (1999)
11.05 Lethal Weapon 12.05 FILM Maximum
Conviction (2012) 2.05 The Car Chasers 2.30 The
Protectors 2.55 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Catch A Contractor 9.20
Rookie Blue 10.10 CSI: NY 11.10 The Mentalist
12.05 Law & Order 2.10 NCIS: New Orleans 3.05
The Mentalist 4.05 Rookie Blue 5.00 Law & Order
7.00 NCIS: New Orleans. Double bill 9.00 Criminal
Minds: Suspect Behavior. A killer targets single
businessmen who are staying in upmarket hotels
10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11.50
Chicago Justice 12.50 CSI: NY 2.45 Chicago Fire
3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Coach Trip: Road To Tenerife
7.30 Streetmate 8.00 Charmed 9.00 Melissa & Joey
10.00 Baby Daddy 11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
6am Teleshopping 8.00 According To Jim 8.20
Gilmore Girls 9.15 Milkshake! 10.55 Access 11.05
ITV3 freeview 10
BONES,
PICK, 9pm
Brennan and Booth?s investigation into the
death of a public defender is made all the
more complex by the multiple defendants from
previous cases ? all with motives to kill her.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days; Weather 7.30 Great
Continental Railway Journeys 8.00 Handmade: By
Royal Appointment 8.30 A Stitch In Time 9.00 Six
Wives With Lucy Worsley 10.00 Henry VIII?s Enforcer:
The Rise And Fall Of Thomas Cromwell 11.00
Timeshift: Booze, Beans & Bhajis ? The Story Of
The Corner Shop 12.00 Insect Dissection: How
Insects Work 1.00 Top Of The Pops: 1981
2.20-3.20am Six Wives With Lucy Worsley
ITV2 freeview 6
6am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 6.55
Dress To Impress 7.45 Emmerdale 8.20 The Cube
Satellite & Digital
ITV4 freeview 24
E4 freeview 28
MORE4 freeview 14
5USA freeview 21
5STAR freeview 30
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 12.00 Will & Grace 1.00
Celebrity Big Brother 2.00 Police Interceptors 3.00
Neighbours 3.30 Home And Away 4.00 The Fresh
Prince Of Bel-Air 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 FILM Due
Date. Comedy starring Robert Downey Jr (2010)
11.00 FILM Scary Movie. Spoof horror starring Anna
Faris (2000) 12.45 Sex Pod 1.45 The Boy With No
Face: Extraordinary People 2.45 100 Per Cent Hotter
3.35 According To Jim 4.00-6am Teleshopping
PICK freeview 11
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Border Patrol 8.00
Border Security: Canada?s Front Line 9.00 Without A
Trace 10.00 Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00
Haven 1.00 A Town Called Eureka 2.00 Without A
Trace 3.00 Border Security: Canada?s Front Line
4.00 Nothing To Declare 5.00 Monkey Life 6.00 A
Town Called Eureka 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00
Babylon 5 9.00 Bones 10.00 Criminal Minds 11.00
Brit Cops: Rapid Response 12.00 The Force:
Manchester 1.00 Police 10/7 2.00 Road Wars
3.00 Brit Cops: Rapid Response 4.00 Nothing To
Declare 5.00-6am Motorway Patrol
DAVE freeview 12
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Deadly 60
4.00 Ice Road Truckers 5.00 Top Gear 7.00
Motorway Cops: A Traffic Cops Special 8.00 Yianni:
Supercar Customiser 9.00 Live At The Apollo
10.00 Taskmaster 11.00 QI 12.20 Mock The Week
1.00 QI 2.20 Mock The Week 3.00 Live At The
Apollo
p 4.00-6am Teleshopping
pp g
REALLY freeview 17
6am First Kill, Last Kill 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00
Antiques Road Trip 9.00 A Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun 10.00 DIY SOS 11.00 Ghost Adventures 12.00
The Dead Files 1.00 Escape To The Country 2.00 A
Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 3.00 Wanted Down
Under 4.00 The Dead Files 5.00 Ghost Adventures
6.00 Antiques Road Trip 7.00 Escape To The
Country 8.00 DIY SOS 9.00 Posh Pawn 10.00 Traffic
Cops 11.00 Murder Made Me Famous 12.00 Crime
Stories 1.00 I Survived Evil 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00
Murder Made Me Famous 4.50-6am Crime Stories
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Abandoned Engineering 11.00
Forbidden History 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Human
Universe 2.00 Life In Cold Blood 3.00 Coast 4.00
Forbidden History 5.00 The World?s Weirdest
Weapons 6.00 Battleplan 7.00 Abandoned
Engineering 8.00 Hidden Traces 9.00 Open All
Hours 11.00 The Two Ronnies 12.20 Museum
Secrets 1.20 Pointless 2.10 Museum Secrets
2.40-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Fatal Trust (2006)
10.45 FILM Gone Missing (2013) 12.25 FILM Zoom
(2006) 2.15 FILM Autumn In New York (2001) 4.25
FILM Hope Floats (1998) 6.45 FILM Made Of Honor
(2008) 9.00 FILM The Calling. Crime thriller starring
Susan Sarandon. (2014) 11.25 FILM Ned Kelly
(2003) 1.50 FILM Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012)
3.35 Sony Movie News Extra 3.45 FILM Witch Hunt
(1999) 5.50-6am Sony Movie News Extra
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am The Guest Wing 7.00 The British 8.00 Urban
Secrets 9.00 The West Wing 11.00 House 1.00
Without A Trace 2.00 Blue Bloods 3.00 The West
Wing 5.00 House 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Catherine agrees to deceive her colleagues. 8.00
Blue Bloods. Frank intervenes when diplomatic
immunity complicates a child abuse case. 9.00
Hotspots 10.00 Unseen. A documentary looking into
the murders of 11 women in 2009, whose bodies
were discovered near the home of a known sex
offender, and how they went unnoticed for so long.
11.35 The Tunnel: Vengeance 1.30 Girls 2.00
Britannia 3.25 Banshee 4.20-6am The West Wing
1.00 Road Wars 2.00 Nothing To Declare 4.00
Chicago Fire 5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
6.00 The Chef?s Line 6.30 The Real A&E 7.00
Criminal Minds. A recently released convict is found
at the scene of a killing. 8.00 Elementary. Sherlock
questions whether his father has an ulterior motive.
9.00 Criminal Minds. Three episodes. A woman is
found crushed to death under a tomb-like structure in
the Utah mountains. Next, three men are mugged
and strangled to death in Boston. Then, members of
a family are murdered in their own home. 12.00 CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00
Madam Secretary 3.00 Scandal 4.00 Who?d Be A
Billionaire 5.00 The Best Of Nothing To Declare
5.30-6am The Chef?s Line
6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To
Save My Life USA 8.00 Chicago Fire 9.00 Criminal
Minds 10.00 Cold Case 11.00 The Biggest Loser:
Australia 12.00 House Hunters International
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 11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad!
SKY LIVING
FOX
1.00 Family Guy 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family
Guy 4.00 American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.25am Yes, Prime Minister 8.00 The Brittas Empire
8.40 Goodnight Sweetheart 9.20 Last Of The
Summer Wine 11.20 My Family 12.00 The Green
Green Grass 12.40 Keeping Up Appearances 1.20
The Brittas Empire 2.00 Open All Hours 3.20 The
Green Green Grass 4.00 Last Of The Summer Wine
6.00 Keeping Up Appearances 6.40 The Good Life
8.00 Open All Hours 9.20 The Royle Family 10.00
Live At The Apollo 11.00 Absolutely Fabulous 11.40
Shooting Stars 1.00 Live At The Apollo 2.00 Yes,
Prime Minister 2.35 Harry Hill?s TV Burp 3.25
Shooting Stars 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
UNIVERSAL
9.00 Impractical Jokers 10.00 Roast Battle 10.30
FILM Get Him To The Greek. Comedy starring
Russell Brand. (2010) 12.30 Bob?s Burgers 1.00
Roast Battle 1.30 The Daily Show 2.00 The
Cleveland Show 3.00 South Park 4.15 Two
And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping
6am CSI: Miami 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 9.00 Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit. Five back-to-back episodes. 2.00 Law & Order
3.00 Rookie Blue 4.00-6am Numb3rs
6.10am MasterChef Junior 8.00 Flip Or Flop 10.00
The Bill 11.00 Tipping Point 1.00 The Wave 2.00
The Great British Bake Off 3.00 Flip Or Flop 5.00
Tipping Point. Double bill of the quiz show. 7.00 The
Great British Bake Off 8.00 The Wave. Mother-anddaughter team Debbie and Mae take on twins Gareth
and Mason. 9.00 Louis Theroux: America?s Most
Hated Family In Crisis. The reporter pays a return visit
to the Westboro Baptist Church. 10.00 John Bishop:
In Conversation With Olly Murs 11.00 The Wave
12.00 Code Black 12.55 Wanted Down Under
1.45 Luther 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier
8.00 Gold Rush 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00 Fast N?
Loud 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska: The Last
Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush 5.00
Secrets Of The Underground. Rob Nelson investigates
a potentially disastrous fault-line network in California.
6.00 Wheeler Dealers 8.00 Mythbusters. Jonathan
Lung and Brian Louden reconstruct a Hollywood
stunt. 9.00 Street Outlaws. The Chief comes up with
a new challenge for himself. 10.00 Moonshiners.
Chico and Sondra build a still high in the trees.
11.00 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 4.00 How It?s
Made 4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It?s Made
W
DISCOVERY
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am Being Charlie (15, 2015) ????
7.45 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side Of Dimensions
(PG, 2016) Animated fantasy adventure. ????
9.55 Pele: Birth Of A Legend (PG, 2016) ????
11.55 Get Out (15, 2017) Horror. ?????
1.50 In Dubious Battle (15, 2016) ????
3.50 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side Of Dimensions
(PG, 2016) Animated fantasy adventure. ????
6.00 Pele: Birth Of A Legend (PG, 2016) ????
8.00 Get Out (15, 2017) Horror. ?????
10.00 Aloys (12, 2016) Fantasy. ???
11.45 Being Charlie (15, 2015) ????
1.40 Tumbledown (15, 2015) ????
3.35 In Dubious Battle (15, 2016) ????
5.30-6am The Greatest Showman: Special
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
6.15am Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny
(15, 2006) Comedy with Jack Black. ???
8.00 Dad?s Armyy (PG, 2016) Comedy. ??
9.45 The Cable Guyy (12, 1996) Comedy. ???
11.25 Fun With Dick And Jane (12, 2005) Comedy
starring Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni. ???
1.00 Liar Liarr (12, 1997) Comedy. ????
2.35 Dumb And Dumberr (12, 1994) ????
4.25 Me, Myself And Irene (15, 2000) ????
6.25 Fun With Dick And Jane (12, 2005) ???
8.00 Liar Liarr (12, 1997) Comedy. ????
9.35 Dumb And Dumberr (12, 1994) ????
11.30 The Cable Guyy (12, 1996) Comedy. ???
1.10 Monty Python?s The Meaning Of Life
(15, 1983) Comedy starring Michael Palin. ???
3.05 White Island (15, 2016) Comedy. ???
4.45-6.40am Dragnet (PG, 1987) Comedy. ??
SKY CINEMA HEROES
7.10am Superman III (PG, 1983) Adventure. ??
9.15 Batman Returns (12, 1992) ????
11.25 Spider-Man (12, 2002) ?????
1.30 X-Men: Apocalypse (12, 2016) ????
3.55 The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
(12, 2003) Comic-book fantasy adventure. ??
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.33am The Breakfast Show 10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45
Newsbeat 1.00 The Matt Edmondson Show 4.00 Greg
James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac
9.00 The 8th 11.00 Ollie Winiberg 1.00 Benji B 3.00
BBC & 1Xtra?s Stories 4.00-6.30am Early Breakfast
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Amol Rajan
2.00 Steve Wright In The Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Folk Show With Mark Radcliffe 8.00 Jo Whiley
10.00 Nile Rodgers? Good Times 11.00 Old Grey Whistle
Test 40 (R) 12.00 Pick Of The Pops (R) 2.00 Radio 2
Playlists 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz
5.50 Batman Returns (12, 1992) ????
8.00 Spider-Man (12, 2002) Adventure. ?????
10.05 X-Men: Apocalypse (12, 2016) ????
12.35 Conan The Barbarian (15, 1982) ???
2.50 The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
(12, 2003) Comic-book fantasy adventure. ??
4.45-7am Superman III (PG, 1983) Adventure. ??
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
6.20am Louis And Luca And The Snow Machine
(U, 2013) Animated adventure. ???
7.50 Louis & Luca: The Big Cheese Race
(U, 2015) Animation. ????
9.20 Trolls (U, 2016) Animation. ????
11.00 The Jungle Bookk (PG, 2016) ????
12.50 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U, 1968) Musical
adventure starring Dick Van Dyke. ????
3.20 Louis And Luca And The Snow Machine
(U, 2013) Animated adventure. ???
4.50 Louis & Luca: The Big Cheese Race
(U, 2015) Animation. ????
6.20 Trolls (U, 2016) Animation. ????
8.00 The Jungle Bookk (PG, 2016) ????
9.50 Footloose (PG, 2011) Musical. ???
11.50 The Golden Child (PG, 1986) Fantasy. ??
1.30 The Secret Of Moonacre (U, 2008) ???
3.25 Footloose (PG, 2011) Musical. ???
5.25-7am An Eskimo Tale (PG, 2013) ???
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
6.40am Flirting With Love (15, 2014) ???
8.05 Fiddler On The Roof (U, 1971) ?????
11.05 The Greatest Showman: Special
11.35 Miles (15, 2016) ????
1.10 Awkward Sexy People (15, 2015) ???
2.55 Collateral Beautyy (12, 2016) Fantasy. ???
4.40 William Shakespeare?s Romeo + Juliet (12,
1996) Drama with Leonardo DiCaprio. ?????
6.45 Terms Of Endearment (15, 1983) Drama
starring Shirley MacLaine. ?????
9.00 Collateral Beautyy (12, 2016) Fantasy. ???
10.45 William Shakespeare?s Romeo + Juliet
(12, 1996) Romantic drama. ?????
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00
Composer Of The Week: Beethoven 1.00 News 1.02
Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 3.30 Choral
Evensong. From Exeter Cathedral. 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 Transformations: Five
Stories From Ovid?s Metamorphoses 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 Soul
Music 9.30 The Ideas That Make Us (R) 9.45 FM: Book Of
The Week 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman?s Hour
12.50 Truth (15, 2015) Drama. ???
3.05 The Pursuit Of Happyness (12, 2006) ???
5.15-7am Bus Stop (U, 1956) Drama. ????
SKY CINEMA HITS
6am Ozzy: The Great Furscape (U, 2016)
Animated adventure. ???
7.45 A Street Cat Named Bob (12, 2016) Comedy
drama starring Luke Treadaway. ????
9.45 Sullyy (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. ????
11.30 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt. ????
2.00 A Street Cat Named Bob (12, 2016) Comedy
drama starring Luke Treadaway. ????
4.00 Live By Night (15, 2016) Drama. ???
6.15 Sullyy (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. ????
8.00 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt. ????
10.30 Resident Evil: The Final Chapterr (15, 2016)
Action horror sequel starring Milla Jovovich. ???
12.30 We Still Steal The Old Wayy (18, 2017)
Prison drama starring Ian Ogilvy. ???
2.15 Final Recall (15, 2017) ???
3.55-6am Rocky II (PG, 1979) ????
SKY CINEMA VILLAINS
6am Zoolanderr (12, 2001) Comedy. ????
7.35 Oz The Great And Powerful (PG, 2013)
Fantasy adventure starring James Franco. ???
9.50 The Matrix Revolutions (15, 2003) ???
12.00 The Huntsman: Winter?s Warr (12, 2016)
Fantasy adventure with Chris Hemsworth. ???
1.55 Zoolanderr (12, 2001) Comedy. ????
3.35 Oz The Great And Powerful (PG, 2013)
Fantasy adventure starring James Franco. ???
5.50 The Matrix Revolutions (15, 2003) Sci-fi
sequel starring Keanu Reeves. ???
8.00 The Huntsman: Winter?s Warr (12, 2016)
Fantasy adventure with Chris Hemsworth. ???
10.00 T2: Trainspotting (18, 2017) ????
12.00 The Departed (18, 2006) Thriller. ????
2.35 The Usual Suspects (18, 1995) ?????
4.25-6.15am Batman (U, 1966) Comedy. ????
10.56 The Listening Project 11.00 The Cameron Years
(R) 11.30 Chain Reaction (R) 12.00 News; LW: Shipping
12.04 Niche Work If You Can Get It 12.15 You And Yours
1.00 The World At One 1.45 Roger Law: Art And Seoul
(R) 2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama 3.00 Money Box
Live 3.30 Inside Health (R) 4.00 Thinking Allowed 4.30
The Media Show 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping 6.00 News
6.30 Angstrom 7.00 The Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45
How To Survive The Roman Empire, By Pliny And Me
8.00 Across The Red Line 8.45 Four Thought 9.00
Learning From Life And Death (R) 9.30 Soul Music (R)
10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime
11.00 Life On Egg 11.15 Rhys James Is? Privileged
11.30 Today In Parliament 12.00 News And Weather
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.10am The Aristocats (U, 1970) ????
7.35 Olaf?s Frozen Adventure (U, 2017) ???
8.00 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) ?????
9.25 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (U, 2001)
Animated adventure. ????
11.05 Wreck-It Ralph (PG, 2012) ????
12.50 The Incredibles (U, 2004) ?????
2.50 Dinosaurr (PG, 2000) Animation. ???
4.15 Olaf?s Frozen Adventure (U, 2017) ???
4.40 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) ?????
6.10 Wreck-It Ralph (PG, 2012) ????
8.00 The Incredibles (U, 2004) ?????
10.00 Remember The Titans (PG, 2000) Factbased drama starring Denzel Washington. ???
12.00 Return To Oz (PG, 1985) Fantasy. ???
2.00 Leroy And Stitch (U, 2006) Animation. ???
3.25 A Christmas Carol (PG, 2009) ??
5.10-6.40am Tinker Bell (U, 2008) Animation. ??
SKY CINEMA SELECT
7.10am Warsaw 44 (15, 2014) ???
9.20 Summertime (15, 2015) ????
11.10 American Honeyy (15, 2016) Indie. ????
1.55 High Noon (U, 1952) Western. ?????
3.25 Tanna (12, 2015) Romantic drama. ????
5.15 Zodiac (15, 2007) Thriller. ?????
8.00 Panic Room (15, 2002) Thriller. ???
10.00 Valkyrie (12, 2008) Thriller. ???
12.05 Inglourious Basterds (18, 2009) ????
2.40 High Plains Drifterr (18, 1973) ?????
4.30-6.15am The Fencerr (PG, 2015) ???
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
6am Close Encounters Of The Third Kind:
Collector?s Edition (PG, 1977) ?????
8.30 Doctor Strange (12, 2016) Fantasy. ????
10.30 Serenityy (15, 2005) ????
12.40 Ghostbusters (12, 2016) Comedy. ???
2.40 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind:
Collector?s Edition (PG, 1977) ?????
5.00 Doctor Strange (12, 2016) Fantasy. ????
7.00 Serenityy (15, 2005) Sci-fi adventure. ????
12.30 Book Of The Week (R) 12.48 Shipping 1.00 As
BBC World Service 5.20 Shipping 5.30 News; Prayer For
The Day 5.45 Farming 5.58-6am Tweet Of The Day
RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive
6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 The Emma Barnett Show
1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live
Sport 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night 5.00 Morning
Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money
VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk
6am Sam And Amy 10.00 Eddy Temple-Morris 1.00 Kate
Lawler 4.00 Matt Richardson 7.00 Tim Cocker
11pm-6am Overnight
9.00 Species (18, 1995) Sci-fi thriller. ???
11.00 Ghostbusters (12, 2016) Comedy. ???
1.00 End Of Days (18, 1999) Thriller. ???
3.15 The Greasy Stranglerr (18, 2016) ???
5.00-6am Must See Movies 2018
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
6.10am What Lies Beneath (15, 2000) ???
8.30 Kill Me Three Times (15, 2014) ??
10.15 Breakdown (15, 2016) Thriller. ???
12.20 Body Of Lies (15, 2008) Spy thriller starring
Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. ????
2.40 Ocean?s Twelve (12, 2004) Comedy. ??
5.00 The Infiltratorr (15, 2016) Drama starring Bryan
Cranston and John Leguizamo. ????
7.10 Detourr (15, 2016) Thriller. ???
9.00 War Dogs (15, 2016) Comedy. ????
11.00 The Bourne Supremacyy (12, 2004) Action
thriller sequel starring Matt Damon. ????
1.00 Hannibal (18, 2001) Thriller. ???
3.15 Mississippi Burning (18, 1988) Drama with
Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. ?????
5.30-7.15am Angel Flight Down (PG, 1996)
Drama starring Patricia Kalember. ??
FILM4 freeview 15
11am The Enemy Below
w (PG, 1957) ????
1.05 Dark Command (U, 1940) Western. ??
2.55 The Frogmen (U, 1951) ???
4.50 Run For Coverr (U, 1955) Western. ???
6.40 A Good Yearr (12, 2006) Comedy. ???
9.00 Taken 3 (12, 2014) Adventure. ???
11.15 Skyline (15, 2010) Sci-fi thriller. ??
1.05-3.15am Accidental Love (15, 2015) ??
TCM
4.40pm The Nun?s Storyy (PG, 1959) ?????
7.40 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (U, 1943)
Murder mystery starring Basil Rathbone. ????
9.00 Tango & Cash (18, 1989) Adventure. ???
11.05 The Running Man (18, 1987) ???
1.10 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura
3.00-6am Hollywood?s Best Film Directors
TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com
6am Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With David Ginola
10.00 Jim White, Tony Cascarino and Bob Mills 1.00
Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren
Gough. The latest news from the footballing world. 7.00
Kick-off. Swansea City v Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Kick-off at 7.45. 10.00 Sports Bar. With Andy Goldstein
and Simon Jordan. 1.00-6am Adam Catterall
TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk
6.30am Julia Hartley-Brewer 10.00 Mike Graham
1.00 Jamie East 4.00 Eamonn Holmes 7.00 James
Whale Feat Ash 10.00 Iain Lee 1.00 Paul Ross
5.00-6.30am James Max
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WHAT? Millionaires?
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WHY? This candid docu
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fight for a share of the
fortune. Michelle Young is
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MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter
ROB NOT
AT BECK
?N? CALL
ROB BECKETT is clearly still
down to earth despite having
a new A-lister?s details in
his contacts book.
The comic turned down
tea with All Together Now
co-star GERI HORNER during
filming for the BBC karaoke
show last year, choosing
instead to spend time with
his nephew.
Rob, who presents with the
former SPICE GIRL, said: ?I?d
love to but you?ve got to do
the right thing first before
getting all these showbiz
mates. Imagine saying,
?Sorry Mum, I can?t look after
my nephew tomorrow
because I?m round Ginger
Spice?s house?.?
Knowing Geri, I?m sure
she?d have been happy to
have his family come along
for a cuppa too.
bi
bit
s gutted
MATT SMITH wa smash
to leave Netflix played
He
.
hit The Crown
but will
PRINCE PHILIP an older
be replaced by ies. He
actor in the next serking us
said: ?They?re kicgraceful.
all out, bloody dis er land
I?m scared I?ll nev in.?
as great a part aga
soapbox
COURTNEY is paranoid
about social services
returning in HOLLYOAKS and
taking away Iona for good.
And when Granny
Campbell encourages her to
go out with Leela to let off
some steam, it?s just another
part of her audacious plan to
sabotage her granddaughter.
Elsewhere, Darren and
Luke meet Beryl, who says
she has information on
Luke?s wife Scarlett and what
she?s been up to in the 13
years away from the village.
In CORONATION STREET,
Anna calls Gary from prison
and tells him that Eileen has
taken Phelan?s side again, so
her only hope is Seb.
With a tip-off from Nicola,
Gary finds Seb in a cafe and
begs him to help but he?s
scared witless.
He confesses that Phelan
killed Luke and fears that he
could be next.
Bethany torn
off a strip
BETHANY PLATT?s stint as a
lap dancer is about to come to
an end when her mum, gran
and great-grandma all turn up
to watch the show.
The Corrie beautician,
played by LUCY FALLON,
ttook on the job as a way of
rreasserting control over men
following her controversial
c
child grooming storyline.
But in the scenes she is
rumbled by Gary Windass
(MIKEY NORTH, right).
After he tries to drag her
out, she calls security
pretending she doesn?t know
him and he gets beaten up
for his troubles.
After finding out about
her girl?s lap-dancing, mum
Sarah-Louise decides to
check out the club with Gail
and Audrey.
But when a surprised
Bethany spots them in the
crowd all hell breaks loose.
It seems Bethany?s
storylines are going to be just
as controversial in 2018.
Ender road
for Shane
HE SNUBS RETURN TO WALFORD
EASTENDERS fans hoping
for a Kat and Alfie reunion
in Albert Square this year
are going to be crying
into their jellied eels.
In a bombshell interview,
SHANE
RICHIE, right, has
revealed he has turned down
the
chance
to
rejoin
the
BBC1 soap in order to ?take a
break from showbiz?.
The Sun revealed last year
that JESSIE WALLACE, far right,
will be reprising her role as Kat
Moon, prompting claims her
on-screen husband Alfie, played
by Shane, would return too.
But it will be left for Kat to
wreak havoc on Walford alone,
which will frighten the life out
of the soap?s male characters.
Shane said: ?I?m in a fortunate position where I can pick
and choose what I want to do
and EastEnders at the moment
? I said no to it.
?I just need to take a break
from television and a little
break away from showbiz.
?Trust me, it?s not because I?ve
got loads of money because that
is far from the truth. But I just
need to pick and choose.?
Alfie was last seen lying on
an operating table in spin-off
series Redwater, which saw Kat
and Alfie move to an Irish
village and which was axed
after poor ratings.
An EastEnders insider said:
?Alfie?s still a much-loved
character on the Square and
bosses will always keep the
door open.
?Producers know that filming
schedules can be exhausting
and they will always be willing
to wait until he?s ready.?
Speaking
about
filming
Redwater, Shane said: ?Me and
Jessie had a wonderful four or
five months out there.
?We literally did tear the a**e
out of it and had a great time.?
No wonder he needs a break.
DESPITE avoiding Albert
Square, Shane will be back
as entertainer Sammy Valentino
in the new series of Benidorm,
starting on ITV next month.
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dear deidre
Head to thesun.co.uk/deardeidre to read more readers? letters. To find how my problem page works, see thesun.co.uk/deardeidrefaqs
Gambling it all
on dicey flings
Dear Deidre
I AM so obsessed with sex
that I constantly cheat on
my husband while working
away from home.
I am a croupier and in London
four days a week while he?s 150
miles away with our baby son.
My husband works as a chef but
has managed to adapt his schedule
to work with mine and shares his
shifts with another chef.
He?s 33 and I?m 31. We?ve been
together for five years.
We ran out of savings and I
needed to go back to work when
our son was six months old. I
reckon I got this job because my
boss fancied me.
He?s a good-looking 40-year-old
ladies? man. I was experienced as
a croupier from a cruise line but I
could see he also approved of my
short black skirt and long legs.
I stay in the hotel where I?m
working. He knocked on my door
on the first night with my uniform
and I invited him in.
He pinned my badge on my
lapel and brushed my breast with
his hand. He apologised but I said,
?Don?t worry. I enjoyed it.? His
topic4today
FAR more men struggle to
climax these days than in the
past. It is one thing to last long
enough to satisfy your
partner, another if she gets
bored or sore. My e-leaflet
Man Who Finds It Hard To
Climax? has self-help tips.
Email me for a copy.
problems@deardeidre.org
eyes lit up and he made a move to
kiss me. My uniform was no
sooner on than it was off again as
he stripped all my clothes off and
we had sex.
I realised my husband would
never find out what I get up to
while I am away. I?m a free agent
being so far from home.
By the end of day two, I was
craving sex again. When one of
the customers said he was staying
on the same floor of the hotel, I
invited him in for a nightcap.
He was about 35 and on a
corporate trip. I didn?t even ask if
he was married. He had an
amazing physique and was up for
anything.
I?ve now had sex with six
different men in as many weeks.
When I?m home, my sex life
with my husband is great but I?m
easily tempted when I?m away. I
don?t know whether I should give
up my job.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: If you enjoy your
work, the money is your family
mainstay and your son is happy
spending time with his daddy, it would
be a shame to give this all up ? but
you aren?t feeling good about how
you?re behaving.
You don?t know these men. It?s not
only your sexual health you?re putting
at risk, you may also be risking
physical harm.
Stay professional while you?re away.
That will help you feel better about
yourself and keep you safer too.
A good sex life is more about quality
than quantity, so arrange to have some
sexy FaceTime with your husband
when you finish work each night. That
will keep the feeling of intimacy
between you alive.
If you realise you?re drawn to other
men out of low-self-esteem rather than
just sexual desire, my e-leaflet Too
Much Casual Sex? will help.
Dear Deidre
MY girlfriend won?t let me do
more than kiss her because
she says she wants to lose
weight before we have sex.
She?s 24 and I?m 29. She
was a gymnast in her teens
but was bulimic. She would
make herself sick when she
had big competitions coming
up to keep her weight off.
She
never
had
any
treatment for this and kept
it secret from her family.
She is not overweight now
but worries that she is fat.
Dear Deidre
I MET a guy on holiday in
Spain and I don?t know
whether to visit him there.
We only spent four days
together but I fell for him big
time. He is from Tunisia and
was working in Spain for an
IT company.
He has asked me to go
back, then to Tunisia to meet
his family and then he wants
to come and live in the UK. He
says he loves me.
I?m aware that he is very
much from a different culture
I?VE BEEN
deidre?s
photo casebook LUSTING
AMBER?S LOVE TRIANGLE: DAY 3
WELL, AMBER,
WASN?T THAT
FANTASTIC? I
CAN?T WAIT TO
DO IT AGAIN
YOU?RE RIGHT,
I?VE HAD A GREAT
TIME. IT TURNED
OUT EVEN
BETTER THAN I
EXPECTED
. . . I NEVER KNEW I COULD
BE SO TURNED ON BY A
WOMAN. AND HARRY?S
REALLY SEXY TOO . . .
I think she has low selfesteem. What can I do?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: The body
issues your girlfriend has
are very hard to shift.
Tell her you love her and
find her very desirable. Be
clear she has no need to
lose weight. The focus
needs to be on her feelings
about herself, not on your
need for sex ? though that is
understandable.
Urge her to contact Beat
for support (beateating
disorders.org.uk, 0808 801
0677).
and we don?t have a lot in
common. He?s 44 and I?m 28.
Does he just see me as a
meal ticket to get into the UK?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Trust your
instincts and don?t rush into
anything. If you really fell for
him, you could go back to
Spain in a while and see how
you get on over a week, say.
But be clear that you?re
not entering into any
arrangement to get him in to
the UK in the near future.
My e-leaflet on Holiday
Romance can help you
decide if he is a keeper.
Dear Deidre
I FEEL so ashamed to admit
it but I really fancy my aunt.
I?m 22 and she?s 38. She?s
my mum?s sister. We?ve spent
a lot of time together as she
used to look after me at
weekends sometimes.
I started to fancy her when
I was about 15 and it?s never
changed. I think she would
be mortified if she knew
about my feelings, though.
I should probably spend
less time with her as I feel
tormented but she?s asked
me to stay for a few nights
when her husband goes on
a stag weekend.
She doesn?t like being in
the house on her own but I?m
going to find it so hard not to
try and start something.
I?ve never had a proper
relationship before and I
don?t think this is helping.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: She is a
blood relative so a
relationship with her would
be against the law.
Don?t torment yourself
by staying over. Say you
have something else
already planned ? and make
sure you have.
You?re right that the real
problem is you haven?t had
a relationship so you?ve got
?stuck?. My e-leaflet Finding
The Love Of Your Life will
help you meet someone
outside the family.
I?D LOVE A
BABY BUT
HE HAD
SNIP AT 23
Dear Deidre
. . . LAST NIGHT WAS
SO EXCITING. I
REALLY WANT TO SEE
AMBER AGAIN . . .
. . . I CAN?T STOP
THINKING ABOUT
AMBER. I WONDER IF
SHE?D AGREE TO MEET
UP JUST WITH ME?
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AFTER MY
AUNTIE
Continues tomorrow
MY husband managed to
persuade a doctor to give
him a vasectomy when he
was only 23.
Because of that, my mum
said I was a fool to marry him.
I didn?t care then and said
he?d be a great husband. But
it?s now three years later and
I?m desperate for a baby.
He said he had the snip
because he didn?t want to get
a girl pregnant but I now see
he has a hatred of children.
My brother has a little girl
and he won?t go near her.
I get so fed up. He?s a good
husband, earns loads of
money and worships the
ground I walk on but I just
want to be a mum.
Meanwhile he swans
around with his mates and
has an Arsenal season ticket.
I?m 35 now and he?s 39.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: It is very
unusual to find a surgeon
who would do this operation
at such a young age but it
sounds as if his dislike of
children is deep-seated.
He loves you, so ask him
to talk to a counsellor to try
and discover what that is
about and whether either
of you can adapt to the
other?s viewpoint.
If he will change his mind,
there are options to try. See
itsgoodtotalk.org.uk to find
a counsellor near you.
DAILY
2GM
THESE buzzing beauty brands
? which arrived in the UK last
year ? are all set to be HUGE in
2018. Here, SOPHIE
BRONSTEIN looks at the five
ranges you need to know about.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
35
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CHILCOTT
DOES SEX CLAIM CHEAPEN CAMPAIGN AGAINST PESTS?
WE GIVE
BRANDS
A HIGH 5
!
Glossier (glossier.
com): Good news travels
fast, so as soon as US brand
Glossier hit the UK at the
end of 2017, British beauty
fanatics went wild. With
everything from Super
Glow Serums, �, to
its amazing Boy Brow
eyebrow grooming
pomade, �, flying
out of the factory due
to its great quality, we
reckon Glossier is
sure to be the go-to
brand on everyone?s
dressing table.
Lixirskin (lixirskin.
co.uk): Any beauty
product that stops us in
our tracks while
scrolling through our
Instagram feed is
worth a try. But after
putting British-made
Lixirskin?s Vitamin C
Paste, �, to the
test, it?s obvious the
brand isn?t just out to
entice your eyes.
Scrap your lengthy
regime and give the
multi-tasking, universal products
a go ? you?ll be hooked.
Buxom Cosmetics
(debenhams.com):
Say hello to the brand that
mastered the make-up game last
year and has no intention of
quitting. Buxom is set to take
things further with the launch of
its Plumpline Lip Liners, �
each, this week. Great
formulations, lovely packaging
and it won?t break the bank.
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James Tobac
Aziz Ansari
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Harvey Weins
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&
Beauty Pie (beautypie.com):
We?re already obsessed with
membership-based Beauty Pie,
which delivers super-luxe
quality products to your
door for a fraction of the
price (based on a �
monthly membership
fee). We love the ProGlow Superstrobing
Drops, �18 (� for
non-members) and
their incredible
candles, �.60 (�
for non-members).
We can?t wait to see
what?s next.
SCRUBD
(scrubd.com): Men?s
grooming is booming and, right
now, SCRUBD is leading the way.
It all started with its range of allnatural and dreamy-smelling
soap bars (our favourite is the
Cedarwood and Grapefruit, �)
but its range of skincare products
took the grooming industry by
storm after it launched a few
months ago. Impressive.
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IN Grace?s dramatic retelling,
after a dinner date in downtown
New York she went back to
Aziz?s apartment with him.
The actor made a move, they
started kissing, he undressed her
and then himself.
He then performed a sex act on
her, apparently consensually.
In the half-hour or so that followed, she alleges he pressured her
for penetrative sex in ways that went
from annoying to disrespectful.
Feeling very uncomfortable, Grace
tried to voice her reluctance but
Aziz, she claims, ignored her signals.
Dismayed at how things were
going, she told him, ?You guys are
all the f***ing same,? and left crying.
Grace told the US website Babe
she used verbal and non-verbal cues
to express her upset throughout the
encounter. She cried all the way
home, feeling ?violated?, and likens
her experience to sexual assault.
I would contend this is the worst
thing to happen to the #MeToo
movement since its inception.
The ?expos� of Aziz Ansari
implies that women are infantilised,
weak and helpless.
Grace compares herself to a victim
of sexual assault because the actor
missed signals that she wasn?t into it,
or him.
What about using verbal signals
like: ?You disgust me and I?m
leaving!? To me this reads like a
really, really bad date.
Defending himself, Aziz has said:
?In September of last year, I met a
woman at a party. We exchanged
numbers . . . and eventually went on a
date. Afterwards, we ended up
engaging in sexual activity, which by
By ASHLEY PEARSON
COMIC Aziz Ansari is the
latest star to be accused of
sexual misconduct.
?Grace?, 23, says she felt
?violated? during a date
with the American actor, as
he pressured her for sex.
She says he ignored
?cues? she was not keen.
all indications was completely consensual. The next day, I got a text
from her saying that although ?it
may have seemed OK?, upon further
reflection she felt uncomfortable.
?It was true that everything did
seem OK to me, so when I heard
that was not the case for her, I was
surprised and concerned.?
His statement went on: ?I took her
words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said.?
The clinical detail surrounding the
actor?s cringeworthy sexual performance, plaintive suggestions and
borderline begging is undoubtedly humiliating.
But as a feminist myself, it
reads
less
like
a
graphic
account of sexual assault and
more like revenge porn.
When Matt Damon, right,
weighed in on the current
climate, he was crucified on
Aziz, 34, who is best known
for Parks And Recreation,
thought their behaviour was
?completely consensual?.
A US showbiz journalist
here tells why she thinks the
claim cheapens the #MeToo
campaign against assault
and sexual harassment.
social media for noting: ?There?s a
difference between patting someone
on the butt and rape or child
molestation, right? Both of those
behaviours need to be confronted
and eradicated, without question, but
they shouldn?t be conflated, right??
Minnie Driver, Matt?s ex-girlfriend
and co-star in Good Will Hunting,
thought differently.
She said: ?There is no hierarchy of
abuse ? that if a woman is raped (it)
is much worse than if a woman has
a penis exposed to her that she
didn?t want or ask for.
?You cannot tell those women
that one is supposed to feel
worse than the other.?
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
agreed, saying: ?I think when
we start having to talk about
the differences between sexual
assault and sexual harassment
and unwanted groping, you are
having the wrong conversation.
You need to draw a line in the sand
and say, ?None of it is OK?.?
I get that. But sexual assault is
traumatic and real.
We diminish the pain its victims
experience by conflating it with
these other things that are not.
And you know what? There IS a
hierarchy.
This is what actress Catherine
Deneuve had to point out when she
was vilified last week for signing a
letter that denounced the ?puritanism? of assault claims, saying men
should be ?free to hit on? women.
Let me be clear. Harvey Weinstein
is a monster and an abomination. He
brutally
victimised
women
and
should be severely punished.
Kevin Spacey, screenwriter James
Toback and Mario Testino are also
allegedly serious sexual predators.
Assert our will
As a long-time showbiz reporter, I
can say with certainty Hollywood
knew about these guys but celebrated them anyway.
Putting aside the showbiz hype for
a moment, as women we need to
think about what happens next.
The underlying issues are clear.
Men need to re-educate themselves
and stop watching porn to understand sex. It is not merely about getting permission. It is about equal
participation and enjoyment.
And women need to learn to
become bolder and more vocal about
what is acceptable.
It deeply diminishes us to suggest
that we are powerless to say no,
helpless to assert our will and
unable to remove ourselves from situations we are uncomfortable in.
We are better than this.
Be
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DAILY
SIMPLE FOODS
TURKEY-STUFFED
ROASTED SQUASH
(Serves four)
YOU NEED:
2 x 900g butternut squash,
halved and deseeded
Calorie controlled cooking
spray
300g two per cent fat turkey
breast mince
6 spring onions, sliced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp chipotle paste
400g tin chopped tomatoes
400g tin black beans,
drained and rinsed
Small handful fresh
coriander, chopped, plus
extra, to serve
METHOD: Preheat oven to 200C/Gas 6.
Put the butternut squash halves on a large
baking tray, cut side up. Roast for 45 minutes, until tender.
Meanwhile, mist a large non-stick
frying pan with cooking spray and put
over a medium-high heat. Add turkey
mince and cook for five minutes, stirring
to break up any lumps. Add spring onions
and garlic and cook for three minutes. Stir
in the cumin, chipotle paste, tomatoes
and beans and bring to a gentle simmer.
Cook for three minutes, then add the
coriander and season to taste.
Spoon the turkey mixture into the
butternut squash halves and roast for a
further ten minutes. Serve garnished with
the extra coriander.
l Recipe from Flex Cookbook (�.95,
from weightwatchersshop.co.uk).
SIX RADIOS THAT ARE
ON YOUR WAVELENGTH
TODAY?S radios can vary
in price from as little as
� up to a whopping
�0, so it can be hard to
know which to choose.
Think about whether
you really need that fancy
touch screen or if you
would be happy with the
more traditional knobs
and dials instead.
Do you need Bluetooth
to link it to other devices ?
and if it is going in the
bedroom, do you need an
alarm function?
Here, LYNSEY HOPE
picks six of the best
stylish and affordable
radios on offer so you can
keep up to date with your
news and music.
1. Note DAB/FM Digital
Radio in pink (�, John
Lewis): A contemporary,
compact radio, which can
brighten up any room, and
has simple controls. Twenty
stations are preset and you
can use batteries as well as
mains power if you want to
move it around the house.
Also available in yellow, blue
and white.
2. Bush Classic Retro
DAB Radio in sage green
(�.99, Argos): With a
retro design, this adds a
little vintage character to
your home. You can power
it from the mains or pop in
some batteries if you want
to use it in the garden.
Features FM and DAB radio,
headphone socket and an
alarm with a sleep timer. Ten
stations are preset.
3. DR1704 Large DAB
Radio with rubberised
finish (�, Tesco): This
great value supermarket
1
2
3
4
5
6
radio comes with a
rubberised outer coating
for durability. An intuitive
button panel lets you
scroll through and select
from a host of radio
stations, and you can
save them for easy
access. It also has builtin alarm.
4. Bush Leather-look
Bluetooth DAB Radio in
aubergine (�.99,
Argos): A stylish radio
that lets you connect via
Bluetooth with other
devices, enabling you to
play music from a
smartphone. It has 20
preset stations, an alarm
with a sleep-timer
function and it is iPod
compatible. But what we
liked best was the
leather-look finish.
5. Roberts Radio Play
M5 DAB/FM Digital
Radioin yellow (�.99,
Amazon): A portable
radio available in blue,
yellow, red or black. It
has two alarms making it
a great choice for the
bedside. There is a
headphones socket and
you can use batteries if
you want to take it
outside.
6. Lexon Messon Radio
in metal blue (�,
House Of Fraser): A
great looking radio for
anyone who appreciates
design. It offers a fusion
of contemporary and
vintage with a rounded
case and a retro metal
grill. The sound quality is
good for a small radio
too. Perfect for a kitchen
or office.
1GM
THESE THREE WOMEN SHOW
IT is a truth universally
acknowledged that New
Year?s resolutions are difficult to keep.
And today is officially the date that
most of us give up.
But what if you did stick to your
plans for 2018?
If you?re wavering from your healthy
diet or fallen off the wagon by
ditching your ?new me? mantra, look
at these three women for some
much-needed inspiration.
Here, they tell CLAIRE DUNWELL of
their determination and willpower
and show what a difference a year
really makes.
We stuck to
resolutions
for a year
and life
changed
for ever
KATE GUPPY made a New Year?s resolution to slim
after tipping the scales at more than 17st. She has
lost seven stone, wears a size ten and is now a
Cambridge Weight Plan consultant. The 29-year-old
lives in Dorset with painter and decorator husband
Ethan, 33, and sons Callum, ten, Jayden, seven, and
two-year-old Baeley. She says:
It was the Christmas before last when I decided it
was time to change. I didn?t want to be the fat
mum standing on the sidelines at the boys? football
matches any more.
Seeing the disappointment on their faces when I
made excuses to stay at home each week made me
realise how much I was missing out.
I?d take my boys Callum and Jayden to school and
sit in the car until the last moment because I didn?t
want to be seen.
The weight crept on during my pregnancies. I
gained three stone when I was pregnant with Baeley
and struggled to lose it again.
I was snacking constantly and running after the kids
meant I ate on the go.
I?d grab quick fixes such as crisps, chocolate bars
and sweets. I couldn?t go into the petrol station
without buying a big bag. I absolutely loved them.
At mealtimes I?d shove something quick in the oven
such as pizza and chips.
I?d tried different diets over the years and although
I?d lose a stone I?d put it back on again.
This time I was determined to stick to my resolution.
My best friend Jodie is a consultant for Cambridge
Weight Plan and in January 2017 I started the diet.
It was hard at first because I wasn?t eating my usual
meals, but I was so focused nothing was going to
stop me.
I stuck to the plan and lost eight pounds in the first
week. After a month, I?d lost over a stone.
Now I?m 10st 4lb and feel fantastic. Ethan loves the new
me and says I?m so much happier.
I?m going into 2018 wearing size-ten skinny jeans and
I?m the most confident I?ve ever been. There really is no
better feeling.
6
7
?Running after kids
meant I ate on go?
1GM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE THAT ?NEW ME? GOAL
?Follow my passion,
not pay cheque?
A YEAR ago, Wajeeha Husain, 30,
quit her job as an account
manager in the motoring industry
to launch her own chocolatemaking business. Single
Wajeeha, from Newcastle, says:
The clock was about to strike
midnight on New Year?s Eve
when I decided it was time to do
something for me.
My life wasn?t heading in
the direction I had hoped
and I wanted this to be the
year I?d let my heart rule
over my head.
I realised having a job in
the corporate world wasn?t
the be-all and end-all.
I?d watched friends
make resolutions over the
years and stick to them
but I?d never managed it.
Now it was my turn to
make a difference and
turning 30 in April last year
also played a big part.
It was time to follow my
passion rather than my
pay cheque.
I?ve always loved
chocolate and as a child I
would have eaten it every
day if I could.
I wanted to create
chocolate and when I made
my first bar and my friends loved
it, I knew I was on to a good thing.
In mid-January I launched my
business, called Chocolateeha.
Now, I make around 200 bars a
day from scratch in my own
kitchen. They contain natural
sweeteners and are full
of antioxidants.
It hasn?t been easy
getting the business
off the ground, but
the good days
outweigh the hard
ones.
My dream is to
open my own
chocolate shop
some day.
I?m happier than
I?ve ever been and I
can?t wait to see
what this year
brings.
6
BUILD IN
REWARDS
?We?d lost intimacy, it wasn?t what I wanted?
PASSIONATE Louise Cartwright, 42,
chose to invest more time in her
marriage, particularly her sex life.
The life coach and mum-of-two lives
in Gravesend, Kent, with Gary, 49, a
health and safety director, and
daughters Molli, 17, and Summer, 16.
She says:
When Gary and I first got together 11
years ago, our sex life was fantastic.
We had sex three times a week so when
we let it slip to once a month, I knew it
was time to do something about it.
I?d been married before meeting Gary
and I didn?t want another divorce.
In 2012 I set up a business as a
personal trainer and, because I was
6
self-employed, I worked hard to make it
a success. Soon it was all-consuming
and I was more bothered about
securing new clients than focusing on
my relationship with Gary.
We were like passing ships at home
because we both worked long hours. I?d
always made an effort to look nice but I
swapped my stilettos for comfy trainers.
I knew there was an issue when I had
more bikini waxes than sex.
At the end of 2016, we?d lost the
intimacy we once had. We?d stopped
kissing and holding hands and it wasn?t
how I wanted our relationship to be.
Neither of us wanted to be a couple
who slumped in front of the TV every
7
night not communicating. When Gary?s
dad passed away in December 2016 it
made me see relationships are far more
important than money and success.
In January, I made it my resolution to
scale back my business and that?s
exactly what I did. In August I closed it
down completely.
Now I?m a business and life coach
and my job fits around Gary and the
kids, rather than the other way round.
We?re both much happier and it?s the
best decision I?ve ever made.
We go away for weekends together
and have regular date nights. Our sex
life is back on track and it?s never
been better.
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LIFE coach Eve Menezes
Cunningham, author of 365 Ways
To Feel Better, says: ?It?s so early
in the year yet many people feel if
they haven?t miraculously
changed the habit of a lifetime
already, they?re doomed.
?If something you had hoped
would be easy has been harder,
ask yourself where the sticking
points were. Don?t beat yourself
up about it. Be kinder to yourself
and see your goals as a journey.
?That way you?re able to see why
things didn?t work. Tweak your
approach to a resolution and get
back on track.
?What have you learned from
what hasn?t worked? How might
you break something down into
smaller steps? Sustainable
change is far better than overreaching and quitting.
?Building in lots of rewards for
little steps, as well as larger ones,
can give a huge boost. These
should give you the motivation
and feel-good factor to stick to
what you hope to achieve.?
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BOOKS TO
GIVE KIDS
SUPPORT
SHARING books with children is
an ideal time to talk about
everything, including health
issues, whether it?s your child that
is suffering or they know
somebody who is.
Here, mum-of-two NATASHA
HARDING chooses six of the best
books that deal with a range of
conditions in a sensitive and
caring way.
BEST FOR
ALOPECIA ?
Where?s Your Hair,
Hannah? by
Hannah Catherine
Green (�.75,
AuthorHouseUK):
The author is a
teacher and suffers from the
condition herself. The kids in her
class kept asking where her hair
had gone, and she decided she
wanted to educate children on
alopecia and celebrate difference.
In the book, Hannah loses her
hair and as classmates try to guess
where it has gone, they learn the
importance of embracing and
celebrating difference. A very
clever tale.
BEST FOR FACIAL
DISFIGUREMENT ?
Wonder by R J
Palacio (�99,
Corgi): Inspired by
when the author
encountered a child
with a severe cranial
facial difference and
her own child began to
cry. She panicked but couldn?t stop
thinking about how badly she
handled the situation ? and the idea
of a book was born.
The story tells of Auggie, born
with a facial abnormality but now
he?s got to go to ?real? school and is
terrified. Now a major film starring
Julia Roberts, this moving, gutwrenching tale should be read by
everyone.
BEST FOR
AUTISTIC GIRLS ?
I Am An Aspie Girl
by Danuta BulhakPaterson (�99,
Jessica Kingsley):
Written by a clinical
psychologist who
was shocked by
how few books were available for
girls on the spectrum. Danuta was
able to draw on her own
experiences in her work to help
girls with the condition.
Many of us have preconceptions
about autism. Although the
condition isn?t as easy to diagnose
in girls, rates are rising. This brightly
illustrated book is insightful and
useful for all those misunderstood
little girls out there.
BEST FOR
ALLERGIES ? The Ice
Garden by Guy Jones
(�99, Chicken
House): A story about
how illness can lead to
isolation, it tells of 12year-old Jess, who is
allergic to the sun. She
spends all her time in the hospital
or confined to her house, until she
sneaks out at night and finds a
magical garden made of ice.
A beautiful book that touches on
friendship and the unbreakable
bond between a protective parent
and her child.
BEST FOR
DEPRESSION ? Not
Today, Celeste! by
Liza Stevens
(�.99, Jessica
Kingsley): This
stems from the
author?s personal
experiences with depression,
wanting to give parents and carers
a starting point for talking about
mental health issues. A picture
book seemed to be a perfect tool.
This gorgeous story featuring a
dog named Celeste goes a long
way in offering reassurance to
youngsters that they?re not to
blame for their closest friends and
family being depressed ? and that
help is available.
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The page where you tell Britain what you think
I AM irate at the so-called eviction of India Willoughby, pictured,
from the Celebrity Big Brother
house. What a contrived affair,
with a small, quiet audience
instead of the inevitable boos.
Shame on Channel 5. Totally
ruined it.
SANDRA CUTTING
Thetford, Norfolk
FRANCE and Germany are
the only countries now
holding out for a hardline
Brexit. Luxembourg and
Sweden are joining Spain,
the
Netherlands
and
other
countries
in
wanting a post-Brexit
agreement that includes both
goods and services.
If these countries can see the
wood from the trees and a
simple
resolution
to
what
appears to be a very long and
tedious exit, why can?t France
and Germany do the same?
Is it because without our
funding, they would both
collapse?
BRIAN HENRY
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
MONDAY was supposed
to be the year?s most
depressing day ? but
not for me, as I
read
the
heartwarming
story
of
little
Edward Latter and his letter to
Santa to help find his dog. The
gorgeous picture of them happily
reunited brightened up my day.
CAROLINE DASCAL
Hackney, East London
ANT McPARTLIN, pictured, is to
give his wife Lisa a �million
divorce settlement ? not bad
for a TV presenter. It shows
TV companies are paying
too much money. He will
probably get a knighthood
for his services to entertainment. What a joke.
BOB BEAUMONT
Rochford, Essex
Carillion will
cost us all
�
LETTER
CARILLION going
into liquidation is
a seriously disturbing matter.
The Government has
said it will not bail out the firm
but I believe it has a duty to
mend the hole in the employees?
pension pot.
Yet again, the taxpayer will be
landed with the bill for the failings of a private company.
We will certainly be paying out
more in benefits to the workers
whose jobs will soon disappear.
This latest disaster is the best
argument in favour of nationalisation I can think of.
MARY COOK
Gainsborough, Lincs
WHAT a recipe for daylight robbery of our taxes.
Become a big Government contractor, pay everyone in the gang
whatever you want and milk it
until the firm goes bankrupt.
Who?s
bothered
about
the
schmucks that pay taxes?
ANDREW AITKEN MCCLUSKEY
Birmingham
I WONDER if Brexit will get the
blame for Carillion?s trouble. It
seems to get the blame for everything else that goes wrong.
IAN WILSON
Cleckheaton, West Yorks
WHY are companies such as
Carillion allowed to get so big
and have a finger in every pie?
It?s open to disaster.
Only upper management will
come away smiling. Their pensions will be secure.
Whitehall?s mandarins should
be held to account for putting all
their eggs in one basket.
SYD COPPEN
Burniston, North Yorks
HOW can a multi-billion-pound
company like Carillion fall to
such a low state so quickly?
Which idiots at the top allowed
things to get so bad and run up
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IF Highways England spends
billions on scenic routes to wake
up drivers, why can?t it repair
Britian?s potholes? Madness.
SKIPPY
THE struggling public have to
dip into our pockets yet again to
help out Carillion?s creditors,
while its former head honcho got
a �0k bonus. Beyond belief.
BEA RICHARDS, Honiton, Devon
IF the Prime Minister can?t or
won?t lead the case that leaving
the EU will result in prosperity,
please stand down and let
someone who can and will.
handling the
CPS saying
evidence, it
will be laid.
crime scene and the
there is not enough
appears no charges
God bless, Poppi.
ANN MARIE REILLY
Coventry
IT seems the police and prosecution services let down tragic
toddler Poppi Worthington very
badly indeed.
Her father, although he may be
innocent, should have been MADE
to answer questions about what
happened on the night she died.
Only he knows.
But he refused to answer 252
questions using Rule 22 of the
inquest rules, which gives any
witness the right to remain silent
if they are at risk of incriminating themselves.
I hope the investigation restarts
and he is made to answer every
question put to him.
JENNA HAWARDEN
Rhuthun, Denbighs
BOB INGRAM, Harrow, NW London
major debts, forcing the collapse?
Someone at the top needs naming and shaming.
It beggars belief that some fat
cat did not see this coming and
do something about it before it
was too late.
ANTHONY BAMBER
Preston
AS a former Carillion employee, I
am not surprised the business
has failed. It always tendered low
to win contracts then couldn?t
make a profit on them.
What surprises me is that the
Government awarded it major
contracts after it announced poor
profit and loss accounts.
KEVIN KEANE
Nottingham
THE case of Poppi Worthington
is tragic and a judicial disgrace.
Due to police incompetence in
I WAS shocked, saddened and
appalled after reading about the
treatment of Jake Wheatcroft by
his so-called pals as the 16-yearold lay dying after a vodka binge.
They should be so ashamed of
themselves. My sons, who are 14
and 17, were equally upset and
disgusted.
Our
sincere
thoughts
and
condolences go to Jake?s family.
SANDRA WILKINSON
Morecambe, Lancs
I AM fed up with modern
governments. It doesn?t matter
who is in charge, they cannot run
this country.
In the 1950s, we had national
service, a full Commonwealth, a
very good NHS and police in
every village, let alone town or
city. Our Armed Forces were the
envy of most of the world. Our
roads were among the best in the
world. Now we struggle to fill a
pothole in the road. What is happening with our taxes?
KEN MARTIN
Yealmpton, Devon
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Single? A former colleague calls with love in mind.
The most adventurous new moon of your year draws you
towards working in some of the most remote places. If you?re
single, look who is next to you in a ticket queue. Your truth
detectors are switched on and you can get the facts you need
to make the smartest decisions. Luck has an ?R? name.
The new moon opens your mind to change. At work, new
faces and more demanding projects set up challenges and
reveal skills you never knew you had. You meet your soulmate
when you stop for a coffee with friends. You can help a relative
feel they are part of the family again.
Your once-a-year moon of marriage makes today prime time
for proposals and other key relationship choices. Single?
Someone you dislike at first turns out to be the love of your
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of the day is how well you use your bargaining powers.
A super-healthy eating plan is your gift from a new moon that
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more about technology opens doors for you. If you start the
day single, that can change when you?re introduced to a
friend?s boss. Luck arrives on a skateboard.
The luckiest new moon of your year helps you win what would
make you happiest, whether this is a cash prize, a talent
contest or something personal. You get more co-operation
than you expect at home. The Mars effect gives you a sexy
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Having too many ambitions or trying to keep everyone happy
can limit your success. Now you can put that right by being
more selective. Concentrate on what means the most and the
people who appreciate you. The moon helps you focus on the
future of a relationship. Single? ?M? identifies new love.
The energy and optimism of the new moon inspires ideas at
work ? including setting up your own business. You may be
surprised by how much the family supports you. In love, you
are hiding your feelings so well that someone thinks you?re
not interested. Established partners get longed-for news.
Now you can discuss finances in a practical way, you sense
you?re finally making progress. In love, passion-finder Mars
reveals a secret attraction that could develop into a wonderful
relationship. You?re fast and efficient with routine tasks at
work and free up time to be part of an unusual new project.
You?re at the centre of the action with energy, charisma and
ideas that intrigue others. The new moon in your sign can give
every part of your life a magical makeover. Seeing the softer
side of someone who can sometimes come across as hardhearted swings a love decision in their favour.
You can strip away sentimentality and see people as they
really are then build genuine relationships. At work, you
become part of a team that?s rich in potential. As for love,
think about all the best things in a partnership before
discussing change. Single? New love is a health expert.
Take every chance to talk to someone whose career inspires
you because your ambitions are about to take off. It can feel
like your friends are being left behind but the genuine ones
will stay in touch. In love, avoid all-or-nothing ultimatums and
let a relationship go at its own pace.
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14 Air-men 15 Roo-s-t 16 Loafer
20 Cease?re 23 S-nail 24 Indulge
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16 List-E-N 17 Ada-pts 18 Rialto
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TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD
41
42 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
1GM
1GM
CITY
Sun
THE FTSE 100
FELL 13.21
TO 7755.93
Disaster . . . Deepwater Horizon
BP IN NEW
�2BN OIL
SPILL BILL
OIL giant BP is to take a
new �2billion hit from
payouts related to the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill
in 2010.
BP said cash payments
related to the blast are
now expected to be around
�2billion in 2018, rather
than its previous estimate
of just over �5billion.
However, the lengthy
settlement process for the
mammoth claims related to
the spill is now winding
down, it said.
The bill for the Gulf of
Mexico spill had already
reached more than �billion by last December.
The explosion killed 11
rig workers and led to
millions of gallons of oil
being spewed into the Gulf
of Mexico with a knock-on
effect to businesses.
The new fourth-quarter
charge was made to cover
remaining payments to
businesses to compensate
for economic losses from
the oil spill and other
claims linked to a courtsupervised settlement programme.
However, Brian Gilvary,
BP?s chief financial officer,
said: ?With the claims
facility?s work very nearly
done, we now have better
visibility into the remaining
liability.?
INFLATION
EASES OFF
INFLATION in the UK eased
in December, raising hopes
that it peaked last year.
Annual consumer price
index growth fell to three
per cent, down from 3.1
per cent in November.
Analysts had expected a
reading of three per cent.
The cost of living fell as
the annual December rise
in air fares was not as
high as the previous year.
Price growth for recreational goods, including
games and toys, also fell.
But the Office for National Statistics warned: ?It
remains too early to say
whether today?s slight fall
is the start of any longerterm reduction in the rate
of inflation.?
WELL DUN
ON SALES
DUNELM, one of Britain?s
biggest homeware retailers,
has reported strong sales
over Christmas.
The company, which sells
bedding, curtains and
kitchenware, said that
same-store sales rose by
3.4 per cent in the second
quarter ? covering the 13
weeks to December 30 ?
to �5million.
Online sales were up
30.5 per cent at �.2million. Over the half year,
sales rose by an even
stronger six per cent.
This was driven in part
by strong demand for
children?s products such as
rocking unicorns and
horses. Dunelm has 150
stores across the UK.
BAKER ON A ROLL
Tel:
020 7782 4050
e-mail:
tracey.boles@thesun.co.uk
JD XMAS JUMPER
like sales rose 3.7 per
cent last year, but growth
slowed to three per cent.
Boss Roger Whiteside
said: ?We ended 2017 well
with our 17th consecutive
quarter
of
like-for-like
sales growth and believe
we will report full-year
results for 2017 in line
with our expectations.?
JD SPORTS has hiked its
full-year profit outlook for
the second time in four
months, making it one of
the Christmas winners on
the high street.
The sportswear chain
said sales rose three per
cent in its second half to
date. It expects profits to
reach around �0million
Provi takes a
knock at door
TROUBLED
Provident
Financial says its doorstep lending division
is
heading
for
a
�5million loss.
The sub-prime lender
admits it struggled to win
over customers after a
botched reorganisation.
Its decision to replace 4,500
self-employed agents with a
smaller number of permanent
staff to call for weekly debt
repayments has led to a drop
in collection rates and fewer
new loans.
Yesterday,
the
Bradford-
LENDER SUFFERS �5m HIT
based lender said it expected
annual losses at its consumer
credit division of �0million,
almost all of it from the doorstep lending business.
It reflected a ?lower than
expected rate of reconnection?
with customers affected by a
?poorly executed migration? to
the new system. Last year, the
137-year-old company crashed
out of the FTSE 100 after two
profit warnings and a probe
by the City?s regulator into its
banking arm, Vanquis Bank.
It was then rocked by the
death of its executive chairwoman Manjit Wolstenholme.
To compound matters, City
watchdog the FCA recently
launched an investigation into
one of its sub-brands, car
loans business Moneybarn.
However, it has started to
see signs of a turnaround.
It now has 530,000 active
customers, up from about
500,000 in September 2017.
Interim executive chairman
Malcolm Le May said: ?I am
pleased to report good progress has been made towards
restoring customer service in
the home credit business.?
He added that Provident
was ?engaged in dialogue? with the
FCA and was
making
good
progress looking
for
a
new boss.
HUGO BOSSING IT
HUGO BOSS, maker of
sharp City outfits, has
surprised investors with
a sharp turnaround.
In the fourth quarter
sales rose five per cent
to �2million.
Online sales jumped
42 per cent.
Yet two years ago the
German retailer delivered a severe profit
warning
and
parted
company with its CEO.
Mark
Langer,
the
finance
chief
who
stepped up to the role,
has been culling peripheral brands, investing
online, closing stores
and refocusing on its
core customers.
strong
UK
residential
transaction business.
The
weaker
Pound
means London properties
have become cheaper for
foreign investors, keeping
demand healthy.
Savills also said chief
executive Jeremy Helsby
will retire at the end of
2018. Mark Ridley, boss of
its UK and European
businesses, will take over.
Crackdowns . . . cryptocurrency
BITCOIN?S
BIG DROP
ON BLITZ
THE value of BITCOIN tumbled
to
below
$12,000
(about �700) yesterday as
the prospect of a regulatory
crackdown on several fronts
saw investors take flight.
South
Korean
finance
minister Kim Dong-yeon
reiterated that his government is considering an outright ban on crypto trading.
In addition, China is said
to be targeting websites and
mobile
apps
that
offer
exchange-like services, in
a bid to block access
to platforms that deliver
centralised
trading
on
cryptocurrencies.
Earlier
in
the
week,
Germany?s
BUNDESBANK
also called for global regulation of Bitcoin, while
France?s finance minister
wants tougher rules for
cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin was trading 12
per cent lower at $11,933 at
one point, according to
COINDESK.
INFORMA is in talks to
acquire UBM in a deal that
will bring together the
UK-listed operators of conventions
and
business
information services.
It will also create a company with a market value
of more than �illion.
Once a media conglomerate that owned the DAILY
EXPRESS and a portfolio of
trade
magazines,
UBM
has become a pure play
exhibitions company, operating industry events in
Europe, the US and China.
Shares in UBM climbed
more than five per cent,
which prompted a statement from the two companies confirming talks.
CLOSING PRICES
A selection of last night?s
FTSE closing prices:
BARCLAYS up 3.86 at
199.40
BP down 14.10 at 518.60
CENTRICA up 0.32 at
143.82
HSBC up 8.10 at 793.00
LLOYDS down 0.11 at
70.49
M&S up 1.72 at 308.72
for the year to February
3, up from �8million
last year.
Shares jumped 7.3% to
392.23p on the news.
Peter Cowgill, executive
chairman, said: ?I am
delighted to report that
we have maintained our
positive performance from
the first half of the year.?
INFORMA?S
UBM TALKS
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Hugo
Jump
Boss online sales
since website
improved
SAVILLS IS SAVVY
A STRONG end to 2017
saw estate agent SAVILLS
upgrade
its
full-year
expectations yesterday.
The
group
said
its
performance around the
world ? particularly in
Hong Kong, China, Australia,
Japan,
Ireland,
Spain and the Netherlands ? outstripped forecasts late last year.
It also pointed to a
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�BUYS ?1.12, US$1.38
BRENT CRUDE $69.42
Edited by TRACEY BOLES
GREGGS plans to ramp
up shop openings in the
year ahead after a solid
performance in 2017.
The high street chain
aims to open between 110
and 130 shops, adding to
its 1,854-strong estate. It
will also revamp 100 of
its outlets.
The group said like-for-
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
MORRISONS up 0.46 at
229.26
RBS down 1.49 at 289.61
ROYAL MAIL up 5.95 at
462.05
SAINSBURY?S up 3.74 at
254.64
TESCO up 2.98 at 210.88
lFull share prices in
Saturday?s paper.
FERRERO RICHER
FERRERO, the maker of
Nutella hazelnut spreads,
Ferrero Rocher and Tic
Tac, is to acquire the US
confectioner NESTL� for
�illion in cash.
With
the
acquisition,
Italy?s
Ferrero
will
become the third-largest
confectionery company in
the US market.
It will add 20 American
brands to its collection
including Wonka, Raisinets and Butterfinger.
Ferrero Group chairman
Giovanni
Ferrero
said: ?We are excited for
the acquisition of Nestl�s
US confectionery business, which has an outstanding
portfolio
of
iconic brands.?
The deal needs regulatory
approval
and
is
planned to close in March.
44 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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From JOHN STERN in Brisbane
AUSTRALIA have been told to
get ready for another bouncer
against South Africa last July. But
barrage from England.
Silverwood has backed him to
The Aussies were stunned in the
first one-dayer on Sunday when
Mark Wood treated them to a
90mph burst of chin music.
Wood bounced dangerman David
Warner with his first ball in
Melbourne and sent him packing
soon after with a snorter that was
gloved to slip.
England went on to win by five
wickets and now Durham speedster Wood, who missed The Ashes
defeat through injury, is gearing up
for a repeat in Friday?s second
50-over clash in Brisbane.
England?s new bowling coach
Chris Silverwood revealed: ?That
first ball he sent down ? Woody
said he was going to do it and he
did. I love that.
?He puts his money where his
mouth is and he?s got a lot of grit
about him. He was really impressive, the fastest bowler out there.
?We saw in the Test matches
how the Australian bowlers were
aggressive with us ? let?s go back
at them and be aggressive as well.?
Wood, 28, has been plagued by
ankle problems and played the
most recent of his ten Tests
return to the five-day team.
He said: ?We?ll keep working
with him and nursing him through
? if we do that I don?t see why he
can?t play Tests again.?
Yorkshireman
Silverwood,
42,
coached Essex to the county
championship title last summer
before replacing England bowling
coach Ottis Gibson, who is now
head coach of South Africa.
Silverwood played six Tests for
England and wants the next crop
of England quicks to be more
battle-hardened,
saying:
?Fast
bowling is hard work.
?We need fast bowlers to be out
there, learning their trade, getting
their bodies robust enough to take
the day-to-day pounding.?
l Ben Stokes will be the subject
of another conference call today as
cricket chiefs argue about when he
should play for England again.
The first call yesterday between
the 13 members of the ECB Board
failed to reach a consensus.
Stokes is one of three men
charged with affray after a fight in
Bristol last September.
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rap over
tweets
By OSCAR PAUL
FORMER England fly-half
Andy Goode was branded
a hypocrite after blasting
Mathieu Bastareaud over
a homophobic comment.
The French centre faces
a
disciplinary
hearing
today and could get a sixweek ban for allegedly
calling an opponent a
?f*****g f****t? in Toulon?s
win over Benetton.
Former Saracens star
Goode, 37, tweeted: ?No
place in the game for
homophobia. I hope they
ban him for a long time.
Should throw the book
at him.?
But Twitter users were
quick to dig up Goode?s
old posts.
In 2012 Goode replied
to a comment by saying
?you look like Neil from
the Inbetweeners is your
dad a raving homo like
you or not.?
And in an exchange with
Bath flanker Guy Mercer
in 2011 he said: ?here he
is big gay Danny! How?s
that little fudger getting
on in bath??
And in a reply to his former Leicester team-mate
Johne Murphy, Goode said:
?fag with 10 chins!!?
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
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Alfie?s Choice 1.00M
Alice Pink 1.50Nb
All Currencies 3.30Nb
Allleedsaren?twe 5.30Nc
Ambre Des Marais 1.20Nb
Annie Angel 3.30Nb
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(3-4-1) 6.47 Mid Tipp Sootie (2-5-3)
7.03 Esker Blake (1-6-4) 7.18 Honour
Spartacus (nap) (2-4-6) 7.34 In The Life
(6-5-1) 7.51 Danzey Gem (4-6-3) 8.06
Perfectly Timed (3-5-1) 8.22 Daisys
Dazzler (nb) (2-6-3) 8.38 Zlatans Way
(6-2-1) 8.54 Honour Roisin (1-6-5) 9.11
Dreams Of Sydney (3-5-4) 9.26 Small
And Dainty (2-5-1)
nHARLOW: 6.37 Great Respect (1-4-2)
6.57 Valeries Storm (1-3-2) 7.12
Castlepalooza (nap) (5-1-4) 7.28
Special Redhot (5-4-6) 7.44 Prime
Bonus (nb) (1-5-2) 7.59 Bellinter Basil
(6-3-1) 8.16 Loskeran Ozil (4-3-2) 8.32
Maysshininglight (6-1-4) 8.48 Philfen
Blue Max (4-3-1) 9.03 Fantasy Pop (2-64) 9.19 Moors Frosty (3-5-6)
46 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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TEMPLEGATE
1.20 ......................Lex Talionis
1.50...........................Ok Corral
2.25 .................Saint Calvados
3.00 ............Kimberlite Candy
3.30...........................Kupatana
4.05..................Up To No Good
TOM PEPPER
1.20 .............Doitforthevillage
1.50 ............What?s Occurring
2.25 .................Tree Of Liberty
3.00 ...................You Say What
3.30...........................Kupatana
4.05 ..................Morning Vicar
TEMPLEGATE?S TRIO: Morianour (Market Rasen) and Sky Marshal
(double) with Rely On Me (both Lingfield).
TOM PEPPER?S DOUBLE: Ode To Autumn (Newcastle) and Inchcolm
(Market Rasen). SUNRATINGS? NAP: INCHCOLM (3.45 Mkt Rasen).
SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: OK CORRAL (1.50 Newbury).
nTIC-TAC: L-H track, about 1m6f round, with 11 fences to a circuit and a 255yd run-in.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): N Henderson 47-194, P Hobbs 26-135, D Pipe 17116, H Fry 13-60. THIS SEASON: N Henderson 7, P Hobbs 3, D Pipe 2. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): R Johnson 34-166, B J Geraghty 30-122, N Fehily 20-139, N De
Boinville 16-73. THIS SEASON: N De Boinville 8, R Johnson 4, N Fehily 2. nLONGEST
TRAVELLER: Just A Thought (3.30) & Drovers Lane (4.05) trained at Newport. Round
trip of 384 miles. nTRAINERFAX: D Pipe won 3.00 in 2011 & 2015. nLIVE ON RUK
1.20
BETFRED SUPPORTS JACK BERRY HOUSE HANDICAP
HURDLE (Class 4); �549; 2m.
(12 runners)
1
21440- FINAL CHOICE 298 (CD) W Greatrex 5-11-12......................... R Johnson ?
2
F33-034 PRAIRIE TOWN 26 (P;D) A Carroll 7-11-11............................ L Edwards 98
3
663-648 PERCY STREET 32 (D) N Henderson 5-11-7.................... J Bowen (5) l99
4
2F1-961 DOITFORTHEVILLAGE 61 (T) P Henderson 9-11-5 ........... N Scholfield 85
5
752-068 TIKKEN AWAY 9 R Walford 7-11-4.................................. J Sherwood (3) 97
6
U8/1112 AMBRE DES MARAIS 48 (D) J Farrelly 8-11-4........................... N Fehily 95
7
32 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHT 16 (T) D Pipe 5-11-3........................ D G Noonan 91
8
74F4123 LEX TALIONIS 52 (T;BF,D) C Mann 5-11-3.......................... H Bannister 95
9
331/8P5 THE GREEN OGRE 18 (B;D) G L Moore 8-10-13............ Joshua Moore 96
10 286-635 DUN SCAITH 177 (H,T) Mrs S Leech 10-10-12.................... James Best 96
11 0730-8P SUMMER GETAWAY 56 N Mitchell 6-10-8................................. D Jacob 93
12 2-70P73 DUHALLOW LAD 9 A Jones 6-10-1........................................ T J O?Brien 93
BETTING: 7-2 Doitforthevillage, 9-2 Ambre Des Marais, 5 Friday Night Light, Lex
Talionis, 8 Percy Street, 14 Final Choice, The Green Ogre, 16 Summer Getaway,
Prairie Town, Duhallow Lad, Dun Scaith, 25 Tikken Away
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FINAL CHOICE (11-4) 33-1 faded, 10th
of 11 (well btn) to Deauville Crystal
(10-7) (Newbury 2m 3f hcap hdle (2)
�,992 good to soft).
PRAIRIE TOWN (10-11) 10-1 every
chance, one pace, 4th of 5 (btn 24l)
to Divine Spear (11-8) (Ascot 2m 1f
nov hcap ch (3) �747 soft).
PERCY STREET (10-6) 5-1 rear, headway 4 out, ridden 3 out, 8th of 9 (btn
37l) to Irish Roe (11-0) (Doncaster
2m 1f hcap hdle (2) �,512 good).
DOITFORTHEVILLAGE (11-4) 13-2 led
2 out, ran on well, bt Kapstadt (1010) 2l (9 ran) (Cheltenham 2m hcap
ch (2) �,152 good to soft).
TIKKEN AWAY (10-11) 11-2 faded, last
of 8 (well btn) to De Rasher Counter
(11-12) (Fontwell 2m 3f hcap hdle
(3) �238 heavy).
AMBRE DES MARAIS (11-5) 3-1 rear,
headway 2 out, challenged, every
chance, held, btn nk by Cabernet
D?alene (11-4) (10 ran) (Taunton 2m
hcap hdle (4) �549 good).
1.50
FORM
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHT (11-3) 11-8
every chance, btn 13l by Show On
The Road (11-3) (9 ran) (Exeter 2m
1f nov hdle (4) �549 heavy).
LEX TALIONIS (10-12) 11-4 fav headway 4 out, ridden 3 out, 3rd of 13
(btn 8l) to Balbir Du Mathan (11-12)
(Navan 2m hcap hdle ?7,437 heavy).
THE GREEN OGRE (11-2) 25-1 led
5th, driven and headed 2 out, 5th of
13 (btn 12l) to Camron De Chaillac
(11-5) (Taunton 2m 3f cond hcap
hdle (4) �198 soft).
DUN SCAITH (10-9) 12-1 5th of 10 (btn
16l) to Pretty Miss Mahler (10-0)
(Cartmel 3m 1f hdle (4) �249 soft).
SUMMER GETAWAY pulled up latest,
earlier (11-2) 66-1 pressed leader 3
out, held, 8th of 15 (btn 19l) to
Brown Bear (10-13) (Ascot 2m 3f
nov hcap hdle (4) �498 good).
DUHALLOW LAD (11-6) 33-1 behind,
ridden 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 8 (btn
31/2l) to Seaston Spirit (11-6) (Fontwell 2m 3f hdle (5) �119 heavy).
BETFRED ?HOMES OF GOALS GALORE? NOVICES?
HURDLE (4); winner �549; 2m.
(14 runners)
1
12/1 OK CORRAL 247 (D) N Henderson 8-11-4 ..................... B J Geraghty l99
2
221-954 FORGOT TO ASK 41 (BF,D) T R George 6-10-12........... C Gethings (3) 83
3
10 KINGS MONARCH 27 Kerry Lee 5-10-12 ............................ Jamie Moore ?
4
128/60 MANHATTAN SPRING 28 (D) J W Mullins 7-10-12.............. A Thornton 76
5
83 NAVAJO WAR DANCE 22 A Stronge 5-10-12 ........................... I Popham ?
6
33240- NELSON?S TOUCH F75 J W Mullins 5-10-12........................ N Scholfield ?
7
SANDRO BOTTICELLI F329 (PH) A Dunn 6-10-12 .... S Twiston-Davies ?
8
99 THAMES KNIGHT 30 J Boyle 6-10-12........................................ T Cannon ?
9
00 TOGETHERNESS 28 P Chamings 5-10-12 ................................ T Whelan ?
10
105 WAY OUT WEST 51 (H,T) C Longsdon 5-10-12 .................... James Best ?
11
53 WHAT?S OCCURRING 44 O Sherwood 5-10-12 .......................... L Aspell ?
12
/1012-2 WHATSWRONGWITHYOU 39 (H;D) N Henderson 7-10-12 N De Boinville 98
13
331/60 ALICE PINK 28 (D) P Henderson 8-10-5................................ T J O?Brien 81
14
MIDNIGHT MOOD F77 D F Davis 5-10-5 ...................................... M Grant ?
BETTING: 8-11 Ok Corral, 5-2 Whatswrongwithyou, 12 What?s Occurring, 14 Forgot
To Ask, 16 Sandro Botticelli, 20 Way Out West, 25 Nelson?s Touch
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3-4
2017: Beyond Conceit 8-10-12 B J Geraghty 3-1 (N Henderson), 12 ran.
2.25
BETFRED MOBILE NOVICES? LIMITED HANDICAP
CHASE (1); winner �343; 2m.
(4 runners)
1
1116-1 SAINT CALVADOS 18 (CD) H Whittington 5-11-8 ................ A Coleman 85
2
12-2124 JAMESON 32 N Twiston-Davies 6-11-5.................... S Twiston-Davies l99
3
3221P-1 TREE OF LIBERTY 14 (D) Kerry Lee 6-11-2 ...................... Jamie Moore 98
4
910/322 WAR SOUND 27 P Hobbs 9-10-13 .......................................... R Johnson 97
BETTING: 7-4 Saint Calvados, 5-2 Tree Of Liberty, 3 War Sound, 9-2 Jameson
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 abd 2
2017: Theatre Flame 7-10-12 T Scudamore 10-1 (D Bridgwater), 6 ran.
FORM
nov chs (2) �,640 soft).
SAINT CALVADOS (11-8) 7-4 jumped
well, made all, reached for 4 out, TREE OF LIBERTY (11-5) 9-2 led 4
out, clear last, easily, bt Nightfly (10briefly pressed 3 out, in command
4) 11l (6 ran) (Ludlow 2m nov hcap
next, shaken up between last 2, ran
ch (3) �538 soft).
on strongly, unchallenged, bt
Remiluc (10-11) 9l (4 ran) (Newbury WAR SOUND (11-0) 2-1 tracked
leader, driven to challenge 2 out,
2m nov hcap ch (3) �798 heavy).
soon one pace, btn 19l by Rather Be
JAMESON (11-5) 7-4 led until hit 2 out,
(11-0) (4 ran) (Towcester 2m nov ch
soon well held, last of 4 (btn 13l) to
(3) �330 good to soft).
Kalondra (11-5) (Cheltenham 2m 5f
3.00
BRAIN?S TRUST
GOING: SOFT
BETFRED ?TREBLE ODDS ON ALL LUCKY 15?S? HCAP
CHASE (3); winner �343; 2m 7f.
(10 runners)
1
P1P-884 KILLALA QUAY 32 (B) C Longsdon 11-11-12........................ R Johnson 93
2
1P-5531 KIMBERLITE CANDY 22 Tom Lacey 6-11-11.................... B J Geraghty 86
3
416-92F TWO SMOKIN BARRELS 22 (D) M Scudamore 9-11-8 ........ R T Dunne 97
4
36-3135 WILBERDRAGON 40 (P,T) C Longsdon 8-11-7 ........... Jonathan Burke 95
5
P7-512P YOU SAY WHAT 16 (P,T;BF) D Pipe 8-11-7 ........................ D G Noonan 94
6
5P-1P3P SAINT JOHN HENRY 22 (B,T) D Pipe 8-11-7 ...................... M Heard (5) 89
7
7P3-525 PRIVATE MALONE 22 (P) Miss E Lavelle 9-11-7............... A Coleman l99
8
F426-P1 MILLANISI BOY 39 (P) R Woollacott 9-11-6........................... M G Nolan 85
9
4/31-91 INDY FIVE 18 (D) D Dennis 8-11-5 ............................................... N Fehily 85
10 7635-34 HORATIO HORNBLOWER 17 (PH;BF) N Williams 10-11-0 S Twiston-Davies 98
BETTING: 3 Indy Five, 5 Millanisi Boy, 6 Kimberlite Candy, 8 You Say What, Killala
Quay, 10 Horatio Hornblower, Private Malone, Two Smokin Barrels
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 3-8 4 abd 2
2017: Brandon Hill 9-11-9 N Fehily 11-2 (Tom Lacey), 13 ran.
KILLALA QUAY (10-5) 14-1 led to 1st,
tracked leader, ridden before 2 out,
kept on same pace, 4th of 9 (btn 5l)
to Mustmeetalady (10-4) (Doncaster
3m hcap ch (2) �,640 good).
KIMBERLITE CANDY (11-6) 13-2 led,
ridden 3 out, hard pressed, clear
advantage next, stayed on gamely,
just held on, bt General Mahler (107) nk (10 ran) (Market Rasen 2m 5f
nov hcap ch (3) �798 soft).
TWO SMOKIN BARRELS fell latest,
earlier (11-8) 13-2 kept on one pace,
btn 7l by Full Irish (11-12) SAINT
JOHN HENRY (11-11) 10-1 ridden,
outpaced, 3rd (btn 18l) (7 ran) (Lingfield 2m 7f hcap ch (3) �,660 soft).
WILBERDRAGON (11-8) 4-1 always
prominent, led 10th, headed 4 out,
5th of 6 (btn 61/4l) to Touch Kick (116) (Sandown 21/2m nov hcap ch (3)
�507 good to soft).
3.30
FORM
4.05
But the choice to run
Brain Power in the
Clarence House Chase at
Ascot on Saturday could
prove a stroke of genius.
At least that?s what the
punters reckon.
Brain Power has been
steadily backed in to as
short as 9-4 behind oddson favourite Un de
Sceaux.
It might be considered
an usual race for a novice
ahead of an Arkle bid, but
Henderson said: ?It will be
against the older horses
but you usually only get
YOU SAY WHAT pulled up latest, earlier (11-9) 5-1 led run-in, headed,
stayed on close home, held, btn 3/4l
by Yanmare (10-4) (17 ran) (Exeter
3m 7f hcap ch (3) �,640 soft).
PRIVATE MALONE (10-10) 8-1 no
danger, 5th of 8 (btn 27l) to Hell?s
Kitchen (11-8) (Kempton 21/2m nov
hcap ch (3) �,763 good to soft).
MILLANISI BOY (10-9) 6-1 made most,
ridden 2 out, under pressure, ranon
strongly, driven out, bt Scotchtown
(11-5) 3 1 / 4l (6 ran) (Chepstow 3m
nov hcap ch (3) �498 heavy).
INDY FIVE (11-5) 7-1 led 8th, drew
readily clear 4 out, very easily, bt All
Kings (10-13) 12l (8 ran) (Taunton
2m 7f nov hcap ch (4) �330 soft).
HORATIO HORNBLOWER (11-9) 5-2
fav always rear, 4th of 7 (btn 23l) to
Themanfrom Minella (10-13) (Warwick 3m hcap ch (4) �498 heavy).
BETFRED TV EBF MARES? NATIONAL HUNT NOVICE
HURDLE (4); �809; 2m 4f 118yds.
(16 runners)
1
366-134 ALL CURRENCIES 18 G L Moore 6-11-6......................... Joshua Moore 72
2
3252D/1 LADY OF LAMANVER 68 (T) H Fry 8-11-6 .............................. N Fehily l99
3
1-2356 ANNIE ANGEL 17 Mrs A Perrett 7-11-0 ....................................... L Aspell 76
4
1/ BELLE EMPRESS 990 Miss E Lavelle 7-11-0 ....................... N Scholfield ?
5
41P/4-4 BLACKDOWN HILLS 22 J W Mullins 8-11-0....................... D Sansom (7) ?
6
1-05 CANGODEMAYO 28 B Pauling 6-11-0.......................................... D Jacob ?
7
2/F6-3 INCH LALA 56 N Mulholland 6-11-0 ....................................... James Best ?
8
62-4 JOLIE FRANCINE 69 C Longsdon 6-11-0....................... Jonathan Burke ?
9
113-222 JUST A THOUGHT 41 Miss R Curtis 6-11-0......................... J Bowen (5) 80
10
0093 KIWI MYTH 27 Mrs F M Shaw 6-11-0 ................................. Mr M Legg (5) ?
11
1- KUPATANA 297 N Henderson 5-11-0 ................................ N De Boinville ?
12
21- LOVEHERANDLEAVEHER 354 N Henderson 6-11-0 ............. J McGrath ?
13
06 PETRONELLA MANNERS 42 H Daly 5-11-0 .............. Mr H F Nugent (7) ?
14
4-232 SENSULANO 17 Noel Williams 5-11-0.................................... R Johnson 73
15
3/P0 WELCOME POLLY 28 (PH) C Mann 6-11-0 .......................... H Bannister ?
16
77P WESTERBERRY 41 J W Mullins 6-11-0 .................................. K Jones (5) ?
BETTING: 3 Kupatana, 9-2 Loveherandleaveher, 6 Lady Of Lamanver, 7 Just A
Thought, Sensulano, 12 Annie Angel, All Currencies, 14 Inch Lala, Belle Empress
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 abd FE
2017: Midnight Glory 5-11-0 R Johnson 25-1 (P Hobbs), 6 ran.
ALL CURRENCIES (11-2) 20-1 tailed
off, 4th of 5 (well btn) to Maria?s
Benefit (11-2) (Taunton 2m Listed
nov hdle (1) �,390 soft).
LADY OF LAMANVER (11-9) 5-4 fav
led 3 out, stayed on, bt Kentford
Heiress (11-2) 6l (7 ran) (Fontwell
2m 3f hcap hdle (3) �393 good).
SENSULANO (10-12) 5-1 challenged 2
out, kept on, btn 11/2l by Black Tulip
(11-5) ANNIE ANGEL (10-12) 5-2 6th
(btn 34l) (9 ran) (Warwick 2m 5f nov
hdle (4) �549 heavy).
BELLE EMPRESS (11-9) 6-1 ran on, bt
Widow On The Run (11-9) 3l (10 ran)
(3m point-to-point good to soft).
BLACKDOWN HILLS (10-10) 14-1
tailed off, 4th of 6 (btn 37l) to If You
Say Run (11-2) (Wincanton 1m 7f
nov hdle (4) �224 heavy).
CANGODEMAYO (10-10) 20-1 led until
7th, 5th of 12 (btn 23l) to Chilli Filli
(10-10) WELCOME POLLY (10-10)
100-1 tailed off, 10th (well btn) (Lud-
House punters banking on Nicky
SOME might think the
decision shows Nicky
Henderson has gone a
bit soft in the head.
FORM
low 2m 5f nov hdle (4) �198 soft).
INCH LALA (10-12) 8-1 ridden 3 out,
weakened, 3rd of 7 (btn 35l) to Molly
The Dolly (10-12) (Warwick 2m 5f
nov hdle (4) �549 good to soft).
JOLIE FRANCINE (10-12) 25-1 ridden
3 out, 4th of 9 (btn 35l) to Redemption Song (10-12) (Market Rasen 2m
5f mdn hdle (4) �249 soft).
JUST A THOUGHT (10-12) 7-2 plugged
on, held, btn 10l by Midnight Tune
(10-12) WESTERBERRY (10-5) 66-1
tailed off, pulled up (5 ran) (Wincanton 2m 5f mdn hdle (4) �899 soft).
KUPATANA (11-11) 4-1 stayed on,
easily, bt Mrs Barnes (11-11) 8l (7
ran) (3m point-to-point good to soft).
LOVEHERANDLEAVEHER (11-11) 5-4
stayed on, easily, bt Ayleoola (11-11)
12l (6 ran) (3m point-to-point good).
PETRONELLA MANNERS (10-5) 18-1
kept on one pace, 6th of 13 (btn
81/2l) to Brushed Up (10-12) (Ludlow
2m NHF (4) �899 good to soft).
BETFRED LIKE US ON FACEBOOK STANDARD OPEN
NH FLAT RACE (5); winner �274; 2m. (11 runners)
1
3 BADDESLEY KNIGHT 102 C Gordon 5-11-4........................... T Cannon 97
2
2 BLACK LIGHTNING 30 N Gifford 5-11-4.................................. L Aspell l99
3
2 COOLE WELL 45 B Pauling 5-11-4.................................... M Kendrick (7) ?
4
3/1- DROVERS LANE 613 Miss R Curtis 6-11-4 ........................... J Bowen (5) ?
5
P1- HUNT POLITICS 339 W Greatrex 6-11-4............................... B Hicks (10) ?
6
JEFFREY R Walford 5-11-4 ...................................................... James Best ?
7
MORNING VICAR N Henderson 5-11-4.............................. N De Boinville ?
8
UP TO NO GOOD W Greatrex 5-11-4........................................ R Johnson ?
9
0-9 HALLY?S KITCHEN 44 Mrs F M Shaw 6-10-11 ................ Mr M Legg (5) 73
10
732 ENRICHISSANT 104 D Bridgwater 4-10-7 ............................. A Coleman 87
11
KNIGHTHOOD N Henderson 4-10-7 ......................................... J McGrath ?
BETTING: 11-4 Knighthood, 4 Drovers Lane, 5 Up To No Good, 7 Black Lightning
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 abd 5
2017: Perfect Harmony 5-11-4 I Popham 7-1 (A King), 14 ran.
EACH-WAY THIEF
HAVE an e-w double at Newbury. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHT
(1.20) has shown promise in decent novice hurdles and is
on a good mark. KIMBERLITE CANDY (3.00) jumped and
battled well when winning at Market Rasen last month.
By STEVE JONES
four or five runners and
with Un De Sceaux the
race is likely to be run
at a decent gallop.
?There?s nowhere
else to go really. He
jumps excellent
and schools great
so I?ve got no worries
on
that
front.?
Henderson?s
Buveur d?Air is
entered for the
Irish Champion
Hurdle on February 4, where he could
clash with Faugheen. The
trainer is also considering
Sandown?s
Contenders
Hurdle the day before.
LINGFIELD
12.10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
GOING: STANDARD TO SLOW
MAIDEN AUCTION STAKES (Class 6);
3-y-o; �105; 1m 4f. (7 runners)
(4)
PERFECT ILLUSION (HH) A Balding 9-4....... O Murphy
(1)
0- THE WIRE FLYER 30 Miss A Murphy 9-4..... M Harley
(5) 23-2 DICHATO 13 (T,VH) S C Williams 9-3... R Kingscote
(3) 76- LENIN 25 J S Moore 9-1.......................... T Marquand
(6)
5 GENUINELY CROWDED 7 J Osborne 9-0 D Costello
(7) 7-64 SAY ABOUT IT 4 J S Moore 8-13.................. L Keniry
(2)
VICTORIA DRUMMOND M Johnston 8-8 ... F Norton
Say About It l 99, Dichato 83, Genuinely Crowded 81.
13-8 Dichato, 5-2 Perfect Illusion, 7-2 Victoria Drummond
12.40
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
(3)
(6)
(5)
(4)
(1)
(8)
(2)
(9)
(7)
HANDICAP (4); winner �531;
7f.
(9 runners)
45-5 PEARL SPECTRE 16 (BF,CD) P McEntee 7-9-7 Nicola Currie (5)
099- MR BOSSY BOOTS 35 (P;CD) Mrs A Perrett 7-9-7 J Haynes
03-3 EXCHEQUER 13 (BF,CD) D O?Meara 7-9-6 M Harley
30-4 RELY ON ME 12 (VH) A Balding 4-9-5 ...... O Murphy
410- SWORD EXCEED 32 (C) I Furtado 4-9-4 . P J McDonald
069- SIR OTTOMAN 33 (P) I Furtado 5-9-3 .......... R Souza
210- VAN GERWEN 70 J L Eyre 5-9-2 ............... R Winston
271- RIGHT ACTION 22 (D) R Fahey 4-9-0.......... Doubtful
07-1 TORIANO 11 (CD) N Littmoden 5-8-12.. T Marquand
Mr Bossy Boots l 99, Pearl Spectre 98, Sword Exceed 97.
5-2 Exchequer, 7-2 Rely On Me, 5 Toriano, 6 Pearl Spectre,
10 Sword Exceed, 12 Van Gerwen
1.10
1
2
3
4
5
(2)
(3)
(5)
(1)
(4)
HANDICAP (3); 3-y-o; winner
�246; 6f.
(5 runners)
004- HELVETIAN 105 (D) M Channon 9-7 .......... C Bishop
913- COUNT OTTO 28 (H;BF,D) Mrs A Perrett 9-6 . J Haynes
321- CITY GENT 18 (B;CD) R Beckett 9-6......... O Murphy
733- THE MUMS 28 (V;D) J Gosden 9-1.............. L Dettori
23-5 MONTAGUE 11 J Osborne 8-12................ D Costello
Helvetian l 99, The Mums 98, Montague 97.
15-8 City Gent, 5-2 The Mums, 11-4 Count Otto, 8 Helvetian
1.40
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
(2)
(3)
(7)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(1)
HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; winner
�752; 1m 2f.
(7 runners)
637- YAMUNA RIVER 30 (PH) J Tate 9-7 ......... O Murphy
063- TOPAPINION 103 M Tompkins 9-7............. J Haynes
606- TECHNOLOGICAL 82 G Margarson 9-5 .......... M Harley
42-3 URBAN SOUL 13 (B) J Bethell 9-5 ..... P J McDonald
93-5 PHYSICAL POWER 11 R Hannon 9-4 ... Hollie Doyle
343- WINGED SPUR 25 M Johnston 9-3 ............. F Norton
974- BARNAY 28 (PH) M Tregoning 9-0 ............. M Dwyer
Technological l 99, Urban Soul 98, Physical Power 97.
7-4 Winged Spur, 7-2 Urban Soul, 5 Topapinion, 8 Yamuna
River, Barnay, 10 Technological, 12 Physical Power
2.15
1
2
3
4
5
(2)
(3)
(5)
(4)
(1)
NOVICE STAKES (5); winner �752;
5f.
(5 runners)
20-3 BERNIE?S BOY 7 (P) P McEntee 5-9-6 Nicola Currie (5)
33-2 TOOLATETODELEGATE 13 (P,T;D) B Barr 4-9-4 . L Dettori
3-49 KINGOFMERROWS 4 (VH) J Osborne 4-9-2 D Costello
357- TAWAAFOQ 120 M Quinn 4-9-2 ..................... F Berry
0- AEGEAN BOUNTY 77 J Bridger 4-8-11....... K O?Neill
Tawaafoq l 99, Kingofmerrows 98, Bernie?s Boy 88.
2 Kingofmerrows, 5-2 Bernie?s Boy, 11-4 Toolatetodelegate
2.50
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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(9)
(8)
(2)
(4)
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(1)
POWER TRIP . . . Ascot
hope Brain Power
HANDICAP (6); winner �105;
1m 5f.
(9 runners)
00-7 LUNGARNO PALACE 13 (V) J Gallagher 7-9-10. P J McDonald
532- GREAT RETURN 28 W Greatrex 5-9-7..... E Greatrex
990- MARMION 60 (TH) J L Eyre 6-9-6............. R Winston
562- WIDNES 25 (T,V;BF) A Bailey 4-9-5.......... Fran Berry
991- SKY MARSHAL 42 (C) Ed Walker 4-9-1....... L Keniry
48-5 TURNBURY 5 (P;C) Mrs N Evans 7-9-1..... Nicola Currie (5)
961- SANCHES 25 (C) Dr J Naylor 4-8-12 ...... Hollie Doyle
809- SANDACRES 91 Mrs L Mongan 5-8-10 .......... W Cox (5)
TEMPLEGATE
12.10.................................Victoria Drummond
12.40 ................................................Rely On Me
1.10 ...................................................The Mums
1.40 ...............................................Winged Spur
2.15..........................................Kingofmerrows
2.50........................................Sky Marshal (nb)
3.20 ...........................................Soaring Spirits
3.55.......................................................Baby Gal
TOM PEPPER
12.10 ......................................................Dichato
12.40 .................................................Exchequer
1.10 ...................................................Count Otto
1.40 ..................................................Topapinion
2.15.....................................................Tawaafoq
2.50................................................Sky Marshal
3.20............................................Mossy?s Lodge
3.55 ...................................................Mr Andros
nTIC-TAC: L-H Polytrack AW course, 1m 2f round with a 2f runin. nDRAW: Little effect. nBEST TRAINERS (2013-2018): R
Hannon 79-455, M Johnston 66-414, A Balding 58-348, J
Gosden 55-285. THIS SEASON: J Osborne 3. nTOP JOCKEYS
(2013-2018): Oisin Murphy 65-380, L Keniry 60-651, M Harley
47-355, R Kingscote 36-267. THIS SEASON: M Harley 4, D
Costello 3, O Murphy 3. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Victoria
Drummond (12.10), Urban Soul (1.40), Winged Spur (1.40)
trained at Middleham. Round trip of 540 miles. nLIVE ON ATR
9 (7) 687- OYSTER CARD 61 (VH) M Appleby 5-8-10 T Marquand
Widnes l 99, Great Return 98, Sanches 97.
11-4 Great Return, 3 Widnes, 10-3 Sky Marshal, 7 Sanches
3.20
1 (5)
2 (8)
3 (3)
4 (2)
5 (10)
6 (6)
7 (4)
8 (1)
9 (9)
10(7)
APPRENTICE HANDICAP (6); winner
�105; 7f.
(10 runners)
-111 SPARE PARTS 6 (D) P McEntee 4-10-11(12ex) C Noble
70-8 BOOKMAKER 5 (P;CD) J Bridger 8-10-0 .......... A Beech (3)
318- SONNET ROSE 37 (B,T) C Allen 4-10-0........... W Carver (5)
402- SOARING SPIRITS 18 (P;C,D) D Ivory 8-10-0. J Osborn
158- PITCH HIGH 27 (D) Miss J Feilden 4-9-10... Milly Naseb
43-6 MOSSY?S LODGE 12 (C) A Carson 5-9-9 .. G Malune
59-0 ETTIE HART 7 (D) M Channon 5-9-5 Lenka Helmecka (7)
687- DYNAMIC GIRL 31 (P,T;D) B Powell 5-9-2 J Watson (5)
08-3 RISING SUNSHINE 14 (B,T) J Bradley 5-9-2 Kerrie Raybould (5)
96-9 TAKE THIS WALTZ 14 (PH) W G M Turner 4-9-2 ... T Saunders
Dynamic Girl l 99, Sonnet Rose 98, Bookmaker 97.
5-2 Spare Parts, 3 Soaring Spirits, 4 Rising Sunshine, 8
Sonnet Rose, 12 Dynamic Girl, Mossy?s Lodge
3.55
APPRENTICE HANDICAP (6); winner
�105; 7f.
(10 runners)
1 (3) 24-1 BO SELECTA 7 (V;CD) R Spencer 4-10-1(6ex)..... R Ingram
2 (2) U11- HIDDEN STASH 34 (P;CD) W Stone 4-9-13 ......... W Cox
3 (4) 64-3 BABY GAL 5 J Boyle 4-9-13 ..................... H Burns (3)
4 (5) 393- MR ANDROS 27 (B,T;D) B Powell 5-9-10..... C Noble
5 (1) 907- MAD ROSE 18 (T) D P Quinn 4-9-8 ........... D Keenan (3)
6 (10) 491- SPRYT 218 (P;C,D) J Butler 6-9-7 ................ S Cummins (3)
7 (6) 045- SMART MOVER 20 (P;D) Mrs N Evans 5-9-3 Kathy Glenister
8 (9) 658- SPIKE?S PRINCESS 33 B Barr 4-9-1 .................. J Fisher (3)
9 (7) 960- THREE?S A CROWD 18 E De Giles 4-9-1 ........ J Watson (5)
10(8) 070- METTE 44 (T) M Usher 5-9-1 ........................ Doubtful
Mad Rose l 99, Baby Gal 98, Hidden Stash 97.
11-4 Hidden Stash, 10-3 Bo Selecta, 4 Baby Gal, 9-2 Mr
Andros, 10 Spryt, 12 Smart Mover, 14 Mad Rose
1GM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
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GOING: SOFT (HEAVY IN PLACES)
NEWCASTLE
MARKET RASEN
TEMPLEGATE
TEMPLEGATE
12.30 ........................Super Sid
1.00.............Bright Tomorrow
1.30 ...........MORIANOUR (nap)
2.05 ..........Three Musketeers
2.40...............Kimberley Point
3.10 .....................Kincora Fort
3.45.............................Carqalin
TOM PEPPER
12.30........................New Quay
1.00.............Bright Tomorrow
1.30.........................Morianour
2.05 ..........Three Musketeers
2.40 .................Derriana Spirit
3.10....................Iskabeg Lane
3.45...................Inchcolm (nb)
nTIC-TAC: Right-handed, sharp track of 1m 2f, with seven easy fences to a circuit and a
250yd run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): Jonjo O?Neill 35-228, D Skelton 35125, B Ellison 25-148, F O?Brien 21-86. THIS SEASON: D Skelton 14, F O?Brien 6, A
King 5. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): H Skelton 29-111, B Hughes 25-199, T
Scudamore 23-122, P Brennan 21-86. THIS SEASON: H Skelton 11, P Brennan 7, B
Hughes 4. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: What A Diva (1.00) & Cougar?s Gold (3.10) trained
at Haverfordwest. Round trip of 620 miles. nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON RUK
12.30
PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING AT 188BET NOVICES?
HURDLE (Class 4); �549; 2m 3f.
(12 runners)
1
23-1 SUPER SID 31 T R George 6-11-12..................................... A P Heskin l99
2
44-663 ABSOLUTELY DYLAN 41 Mrs S Smith 5-11-5 .............................. D Cook ?
3
4-12222 BALLINSLEA BRIDGE 22 (BF) Olly Murphy 6-11-5............ F Gregory (7) ?
4
006 BRIGHTS PARK 22 N Kent 6-11-5 .............................................. H Brooke ?
5
F-06P CRANBROOK CAUSEWAY 18 (PH) G McPherson 6-11-5 ........... K Woods ?
6
0 DEBACLE 47 J Eustace 5-11-5.................................................... J Quinlan ?
7
86 EURATO 33 (P) S Gollings 8-11-5 ...................................... T Scudamore 87
8
8-165 HIS DREAM 22 Jonjo O?Neill 5-11-5 ....................................... K Moore (3) ?
9
31-83 NEW QUAY 55 (T) D Skelton 5-11-5........................................... H Skelton ?
10
9 PRONTO TONTO 21 T Easterby 5-11-5 ..................................... B Hughes ?
11
64-146 SECOND TIME AROUND 47 A King 6-11-5....................... W Hutchinson ?
12
55 LITTLE PIPPIN 25 T Coyle 5-10-12 ........................... Mr J Williamson (7) ?
BETTING: 2 Ballinslea Bridge, 5-2 Super Sid, 3 New Quay, 12 Second Time Around
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 2 1 7 2
2017: Master Of Irony 5-11-12 B Hughes 13-8 (J J Quinn), 8 ran.
1.00
DOWNLOAD THE APP AT 188BET HCAP HURDLE (4);
value to the winner �198; 2m 7f.
(12 runners)
1
52/484 IT?S OBVIOUS 16 (TH) D Pipe 6-12-3................................ T Scudamore 88
2
0353-28 ALFIE?S CHOICE 56 (P;BF) K Bailey 6-12-2 ........................ M Hamill (5) 96
3
25/1-6 CORLAY 50 Jonjo O?Neill 6-12-2 .......................................... R McLernon 95
4
P33F-8P MAKE ME A FORTUNE 31 (P,TH;C) S Gollings 10-11-12 .. Bryony Frost (5) 85
5
F-59732 BRIGHT TOMORROW 22 (P,T) W Greatrex 7-11-12 ............ G Sheehan 95
6
5/6612- LOCH LINNHE 267 (P) M Walford 6-11-10....................... J Hamilton (3) 98
7
3343-41 ONE OF US 25 N Williams 6-11-9 ..................................... Lizzie Kelly (3) 97
8
150-856 WHAT A DIVA 33 (T;C) P Bowen 7-11-9.................................... S Bowen 98
9
23P-584 ROBERT?S STAR 45 (P;D) M Bradstock 8-11-9 ....................... D Bass l99
10 -4346P2 MOIDORE 77 (H;CD) C Pogson 9-11-8 .................................... A Pogson 97
11
18-798 ITSNONOFURBUSINESS 51 (PH) D Skelton 6-11-3 .............. H Skelton 85
12 4/43251 RED DANAHER 16 Mrs S Smith 11-11-2...................................... D Cook 96
BETTING: 9-2 Bright Tomorrow, 5 Red Danaher, 7 One Of Us, Loch Linnhe
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Wicked Willy 6-11-7 Jamie Bargary 11-10 Fav (N Twiston-Davies), 10 ran.
1.30
AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS AT 188BET HANDICAP
HURDLE (4); �198; 2m 3f.
(10 runners)
1
2111U4F BARRYS JACK 25 B Ellison 8-11-12 ...................................... K Wood (3) 96
2
1-47161 CABERNET D?ALENE 48 (D) N Williams 6-11-12 ........... Lizzie Kelly (3) 95
3
1135/P- DEEP RESOLVE F19 Sally Haynes 7-11-10 .................. Mr J J O?Neill (3) ?
4
/212-62 MORIANOUR 9 E Williams 7-11-10.................................... M Bastyan (3) 95
5
-541513 ROYAL BEEKEEPER 22 (P;D) C Dore 5-11-9.................... Bryony Frost 95
6
-214P77 CAPE HIDEAWAY 22 (P) M Walford 6-11-9 .................. J Hamilton (3) l99
7
2232 FRESH NEW DAWN 16 (H;BF) Olly Murphy 6-11-9 .......... F Gregory (8) 85
8
47-3402 BOWIE 22 (CD) N Kent 11-11-6...................................... T Broughton (8) 98
9
6712455 TOWERING 29 (B) C Dore 9-11-2 .............................................. R Patrick 97
10 4454337 PERSEID 4 Mrs S Smith 8-10-12........................................ S Coltherd (3) 89
BETTING: 7-2 Barrys Jack, 4 Cabernet D?alene, 5 Fresh New Dawn, 6 Morianour
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1-3
2017: Nietzsche 4-11-3 Megan Carberry 9-4 JtFav (B Ellison), 8 ran.
BARRYS JACK fell latest, earlier (10-5)
9-2 closed 4 out, terrible mistake 2
out, no extra, 4th of 7 (btn 43l) to
Play The Ace (11-12) (Aintree 21/2m
hcap ch (3) �,261 heavy).
CABERNET D?ALENE (11-4) 9-4 fav
led, pressed, held on, bt Ambre Des
Marais (11-5) nk (10 ran) (Taunton
2m hcap hdle (4) �549 good).
DEEP RESOLVE pulled up latest, earlier (11-12) 9-2 led until 2 out, ridden,
weakened, 5th of 9 (btn 22l) to
Alizee De Janeiro (10-12) (Kelso 2m
hcap hdle (4) �249 heavy).
MORIANOUR (11-1) 20-1 headway 3
out, kept on, btn 31/4l by De Rasher
Counter (11-12) (8 ran) (Fontwell 2m
3f hcap hdle (3) �238 heavy).
ROYAL BEEKEEPER (11-11) 11-2 close
up, chased winner 3 out, 3rd of 11
(btn 17l) to Asum (11-12) (Wetherby
2m hcap hdle (4) �574 soft).
2.05
FORM
CAPE HIDEAWAY (10-9) 20-1 every
chance, faded, 7th of 10 (btn 28l) to
Only Orsenfoolsies (10-7) (Wetherby
2m 5f hcap hdle (3) �523 soft).
FRESH NEW DAWN (11-5) 13-8 fav
ridden 2 out, outpaced, btn 26l by
The Linksman (11-5) (7 ran) (Fakenham 2m mdn hdle (4) �809 heavy).
BOWIE (10-3) 12-1 led 2 out, hard
pressed when not fluent last, ridden,
headed run-in, btn 21/2l by Generous
Day (10-8) (11 ran) (Market Rasen
2m 3f hcap hdle (4) �498 soft).
TOWERING (12-2) 9-2 ridden 3 out,
weakened next, 5th of 7 (btn 18l) to
Gin And Tonic (10-2) (Fakenham 2m
hcap hdle (4) �198 soft).
PERSEID (11-4) 6-1 chased leaders,
pushed along 4 out, lost place and
dropped to rear, 7th of 9 (btn 29l) to
Gran Maestro (11-7) (Wetherby 2m
hcap hdle (4) �549 soft).
WEATHERBYS RACING BANK GRADUATION CHASE
(2); value to the winner �,660; 2m 5f. (4 runners)
1
167-059 THREE MUSKETEERS 53 (P;CD) D Skelton 8-11-7............... H Skelton 87
2
F-77027 BIALCO 101 (T) Miss L Russell 7-11-4 .............................................. D Fox ?
3
12-0711 LE ROCHER 17 N Williams 8-11-3 .................................. T Scudamore l99
4
111P/2F TOMNGERRY 29 B Ellison 8-10-10 ............................................ B Hughes ?
BETTING: 7-4 Tomngerry, 2 Le Rocher, 9-4 Three Musketeers, 12 Bialco
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 2
2017: Three Musketeers 7-11-7 H Skelton 7-2 (D Skelton), 6 ran.
FORM
1f hcap ch �,538 good).
LE ROCHER (10-8) 8-1 rear, headway
4 out, outpaced, faded 2 out, 7th of LE ROCHER (11-6) evens fav ran on,
bt Royal Act (11-0) 21/4l (3 ran) (War16 (btn 32l) to Sam Spinner (10-9)
wick 2m nov ch (4) �848 heavy).
THREE MUSKETEERS (10-7) 16-1
9th (well btn) (16 ran) (Haydock 2m TOMNGERRY fell latest, earlier (1012) 6-1 stayed on, btn 3/4l by Desert
7f hcap hdle Grd 3 �,950 heavy).
1
Cry (11-11) (9 ran) (Carlisle 2 1 / 2m
BIALCO (11-4) 20-1 7th of 15 (btn 9 /2l)
hcap hdle (2) �,640 soft).
to Bandit D?ainay (10-3) (Auteuil 2m
2.40
188BET ALAN SWINBANK MARES? NH FLAT RACE
(LISTED) (1); �,390; 2m 1f.
(11 runners)
BELLE AMIS (10-12) 4-5 fav tracked
leaders, ridden 1f out, led final furlong, bt Birch Vale (10-12) 4l (8 ran)
(Wetherby 2m NHF (6) �209 soft).
HARRISONS PROMISE (10-11) 80-1
led, clear 5f out until 1f out, headed
finish, btn 13/4l by Illwalktheline (116) BITUMEN BELLE (10-13) 7-1 held
up, kept on, 7th (btn 47l) (9 ran)
(Newcastle 2m NHF (6) �624 soft).
DERRIANA SPIRIT (10-7) 11-8 fav led
2f out, headed 1f out, one pace, btn
21/4l by Sao Maxence (11-0) (12 ran)
(Ayr 2m NHF (6) �949 heavy).
EARLY LEARNER (11-11) 5-2 led last,
ran on, bt Rule The Ocean (11-1) 21/2l
(9 ran) (3m point-to-point yielding).
HARRISONS PROMISE (10-7) 5-1 led
3.10
188BET CASINO HANDICAP CHASE (4); value to the
winner �848; 2m 5f.
(10 runners)
1
1F467/5 UNTIL WINNING 56 (D) T R George 10-12-1................ Mr N George (7) 90
2
7PP1-42 MIDNIGHT MONTY 196 (T) J Snowden 8-12-0..................... G Sheehan 97
3
893-214 HARRY HUNT 50 (D) G McPherson 11-11-12........................... K Woods 96
4
3638156 THE DOORMAN 55 (P,T;D) B Haslam 9-11-10................... R McLernon 93
5
74-52FF FARM THE ROCK 7 (T) Katy Price 7-11-9 ................................... B Poste 94
6
461/462 KINCORA FORT 22 (T) Noel Williams 9-11-8................... W Hutchinson 90
7
4-30P13 ISKABEG LANE 22 (CD) Mrs S Smith 7-11-4............................... D Cook 92
8
0-44155 COUGAR?S GOLD 30 (T) P Bowen 7-11-3................................. S Bowen 85
9
45-6254 DARTFORD WARBLER 22 (CD) Mrs S Smith 11-10-10......... S Quinlan 98
10 U6P-35P CHRISTMAS TWENTY 54 (H) M Hammond 8-10-5 ....... F O?Toole (3) l99
BETTING: 3 Midnight Monty, 4 Kincora Fort, 5 Iskabeg Lane, 13-2 Harry Hunt, 10
Until Winning, Farm The Rock, Dartford Warbler, 12 Cougar?s Gold
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: abd 1 2 PU 3
2017: Highbury High 10-10-8 Mr James King 9-2 (N Mulholland), 6 ran.
UNTIL WINNING (11-5) 12-1 tracked
leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened
from 2 out, 5th of 11 (btn 16l) to
Flaming Charmer (11-12) (Chepstow
2m 3f hcap ch (4) �899 heavy).
MIDNIGHT MONTY (11-8) 3-1 led and
disputed, headed last, rallied, btn 3l
by Dr Robin (11-9) (7 ran) (Worcester 2m 7f hcap ch (4) �159 good).
HARRY HUNT (11-12) 5-1 ridden 4
out, plugged on, 4th of 8 (btn 26l) to
Vinnie Lewis (11-11) (Sedgefield
31/4m hcap ch (4) �899 soft).
THE DOORMAN (11-6) 12-1 faded 4
out, tailed off, 6th of 7 (btn 49l) to
Vinegar Hill (11-9) (Market Rasen
3m hcap ch (4) �198 good to soft).
FARM THE ROCK fell latest, earlier
(11-3) 8-1 ridden to challenge 2 out,
kept on well, btn 7l by Wilberdragon
(11-5) (10 ran) (Wincanton 21/2m nov
hcap ch (4) �148 good).
3.45
FORM
KINCORA FORT (11-2) 4-1 stayed on,,
btn 2l by Bestwork (11-3) (9 ran)
(Huntingdon 21/2m nov hcap ch (4)
�549 good to soft).
ISKABEG LANE (10-3) 11-2 in touch,
challenged 3 out, ridden, one pace,
3rd of 10 (btn 2 3 / 4l) to Kimberlite
Candy (11-6) (Market Rasen 2m 5f
nov hcap ch (3) �798 soft).
COUGAR?S GOLD (10-12) 7-1 faded 2
out, 5th of 8 (btn 20l) to Looksnowtlikebrian (11-6) (Ffos Las 2m 5f nov
hcap ch (4) �198 heavy).
DARTFORD WARBLER (10-7) 6-1
tracked winner, no extra, 4th of 7
(btn 4l) to Dica (11-5) (Sedgefield
2m 3f hcap ch (4) �549 soft).
CHRISTMAS TWENTY pulled up latest, earlier (11-4) 20-1 headway to
chase leaders 4 out, 5th of 13 (btn
48l) to Western Jo (11-11) (Hexham
21/2m nov hcap ch (4) �549 heavy).
IN PLAY BETTING AT 188BET HANDICAP CHASE (5);
value to the winner �899; 3m.
(5 runners)
1
4/716-P MOORSTOWN 112 (T;D) Miss L Russell 8-11-12 ........... S Mulqueen (3) ?
2
132-127 THE LAST BRIDGE 205 (P,T;BF,D) Mrs S Johnson 11-11-5... C Deutsch (3) 98
3
-22P6P2 INCHCOLM 22 (TH) M Hammond 8-11-0 .......................... A P Cawley l99
4
3-P7653 JUMP AND JUMP 48 (P,T) J Farrelly 8-10-11 ........................ B J Powell 85
5
FP60-44 CARQALIN 41 (P) K Bailey 6-10-9 ................................................. D Bass 97
BETTING: 13-8 Inchcolm, 5-2 Jump And Jump, 5 Carqalin, 6 Moorstown
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
TEMPLEGATE?S TOP TIPS
your bookie for some Mor in the 1.30 at Market
H ASK
Rasen. MORIANOUR (nap) travelled like a well-weight-
ed hurdler when second to De Rasher Counter at Fontwell
last time. He will be spot on after a couple of runs following
a year off and Mitchell Bastyan is a good young jockey.
SKY MARSHAL (2.50 Lingfield, nb) improved for the step
up to 1m4f when winning here last month. The extra
furlong will suit him even better.
RELY ON ME (12.40 Lingfield, treble) made a good
return from a three-month break at Kempton. She has a
visor on the first time and is unexposed on the all-weather.
H
H
BOX CLEVER
TOM PEPPER
4.00 ................................Thankyou Very Much
4.30 ................................................Cookie Ring
5.00 .......................................Kikini Bamalaam
5.30 ..............................ODE TO AUTUMN (nap)
6.00................................................Testa Rossa
6.30.........................................Lord Of The Glen
FORM
4f out, clear final 2f, ridden out, bt
Oscar World (10-5) 9l (10 ran)
(Wetherby 2m NHF (6) �209 soft).
KIMBERLEY POINT (10-12) 7-1 ran on
well, btn 1/2l by Diamond Gait (10-7)
(18 ran) (Warwick 2m NHF (6)
�949 good to soft).
ROCOCO STYLE (11-5) 3-1 fav 12th of
14 (btn 37l) to Lucca Lady (10-9)
(Stratford 2m NHF (5) �599 soft).
TICKERTY BOO (10-12) 28-1 headway
3f out, ridden 1f out, 4th of 12 (btn
9l) to Eternally Yours (10-9) (Sedgefield 2m 1f NHF (6) �560 soft).
AIMEE DE SIVOLA (10-9) 5-1 made
all, reduced lead 2f out, rallied, bt So
Lonely (10-12) 2l (10 ran) (Newbury
1m 5f NHF (6) �949 soft).
nHOT TRAINERS: B Ellison 5 winners from 13 runners; P Hobbs 4 from 12; R Fell 3 from
9; J Goldie 3 from 10; H Daly 3 from 9. nHOT JOCKEYS: M Harley 5 winners from 12
rides; R Havlin 6 from 18; E Greatrex 6 from 16; J Bowen 5 from 17; N De Boinville 5 from
17; B Hughes 9 from 40; R Johnson 6 from 27. nJOB JOCKEYS: LINGFIELD F Berry
rides Tawaafoq (2.15) for M Quinn, 4 winners from 14 rides, 29%. L Dettori rides The
Mums (1.10) for J Gosden, 485 from 1,935, 25%. MARKET RASEN A P Cawley rides
Inchcolm (3.45) for M Hammond, 4 from 13, 31%. H Skelton rides Itsnonofurbusiness
(1.00), New Quay (12.30), Three Musketeers (2.05) for D Skelton, 361 from 1,521, 24%.
G Sheehan rides Bright Tomorrow (1.00) for W Greatrex, 144 from 612, 24%.
GOING: STANDARD
4.00 ...........................................................Apalis
4.30 ................................................Cookie Ring
5.00 .......................................................Bad Dog
5.30...........................................Ode To Autumn
6.00 ...................................................Malaspina
6.30 .....................................................Wiff Waff
1
1 BELLE AMIS 49 F O?Brien 5-11-0 ............................................ P Brennan 89
2
7- BITUMEN BELLE 375 P Kirby 6-11-0 ............................................. A Nicol ?
3
22 DERRIANA SPIRIT 26 (BF) N Richards 5-11-0.......................... C Nichol 93
4
DISSAVRIL F294 Miss E Lavelle 5-11-0................................... G Sheehan ?
5
1- EARLY LEARNER 346 K Bailey 6-11-0........................................... D Bass ?
6
2-31 HARRISONS PROMISE 49 (T) S Corbett 6-11-0 .................. J Corbett l99
7
2 KIMBERLEY POINT 68 A King 5-11-0 .............................. W Hutchinson 92
8
10 ROCOCO STYLE 107 (BF) S Gollings 5-11-0.................... T Scudamore 91
9
SIMPLY LOVELEH Robert Stephens 5-11-0.............................. H Skelton ?
10
58-4 TICKERTY BOO 22 B Ellison 6-11-0........................................... C R King 85
11
41 AIMEE DE SIVOLA 28 N Williams 4-10-3 .............................. Lizzie Kelly 98
BETTING: 4 Aimee De Sivola, 9-2 Belle Amis, 5 Derriana Spirit, 6 Harrisons
Promise, 13-2 Kimberley Point, 10 Rococo Style, Dissavril, Early Learner
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
nTIC-TAC: L-H AW Tapeta course with a 3f run-in. Races up to
1m run on the straight course. nDRAW: High numbers have a
slight advantage over 5f. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): D
O?Meara 35-302, M W Easterby 26-200, J Goldie 25-229, K
Burke 20-158. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): P Mulrennan 42394, J Fanning 40-240, G Lee 35-370, B Curtis 26-228.
nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Wardy (4.30), New Empire (5.00),
Ode To Autumn (5.30), Nick Vedder (6.00), Wiff Waff (6.30)
trained at Newmarket. Round trip of 490 miles. nLIVE ON ATR
4.00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
(4)
(5)
(9)
(8)
(1)
(6)
(3)
(2)
(7)
HANDICAP (Class 5); winner
�752; 2m.
(9 runners)
549- BUYER BEWARE J16 P Holmes 6-9-12...... C Lee (3)
324- HALLSTATT 39 (T;CD) J Mackie 12-9-11 . J Fanning
71-1 APALIS 13 (T;CD) M W Easterby 6-9-11............. H Shaw (7)
14-4 RUBENESQUE 13 (T;D) Gemma Anderson 6-9-6 S Donohoe
95-5 LEODIS 14 T Tate 6-9-3 ................................ A Mullen
27-2 THANKYOU VERY MUCH 13 (B,T) J Bethell 8-9-2 P Mulrennan
37-6 ARCHIBELLE 13 R M Smith 4-8-7........ N Garbutt (3)
55-0 HUGOIGO 13 J Goldie 4-8-7............... Phil Dennis (3)
75-9 JAN SMUTS 13 (P,T;CD) W Storey 10-8-7 ..... S Gray
Apalis l 99, Jan Smuts 98, Hallstatt 97.
13-8 Apalis, 4 Thankyou Very Much, 6 Hallstatt, 7 Leodis
4.30
APPRENTICE HANDICAP (6); winner
�105; 1m.
(12 runners)
1 (10) 669- WARDY 62 P Chapple-Hyam 4-10-0...... Georgia Cox
2 (3) 52-4 KING OSWALD 9 (P;D) J Unett 5-10-0 ....... H Crouch
3 (6) 230- LEWINSKY 26 A Brittain 4-9-10 .................. E J Walsh
4 (11)
5 (5)
6 (2)
7 (12)
8 (4)
9 (7)
10 (8)
11 (1)
12 (9)
35-3 INGLEBY ANGEL 13 (D) D O?Meara 9-9-10 P Vaughan (3)
51-9 COOKIE RING 11 (P,T;D) K Stubbs 7-9-4 Faye McManoman (7)
37-5 LOZAH 13 (CD) Roger Fell 5-9-3..... B Sanderson (5)
83-9 CAPTAIN PEAKY 7 P Holmes 5-9-1 ... Paula Muir (3)
463- HIGHWAY ROBBER 85 W Storey 5-9-1 .. Jane Elliott
933- LUKOUTOLDMAKEZEBAK 48 (P) D Thompson 5-8-11 J Gormley
300- IRVINE LADY 97 (H) R M Smith 5-8-11.... H Shaw (3)
977- NUOVA SCUOLA J30 (BH) J Goldie 5-8-11 P Dennis
090- SAI KUNG STAR 208 N Tinkler 4-8-11........... R Scott
Lozah l 99, Captain Peaky 98, Ingleby Angel 97.
3 Ingleby Angel, 9-2 King Oswald, 6 Lozah, 13-2 Wardy, 8
Lukoutoldmakezebak, Highway Robber, 10 Cookie Ring
HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; winner
�752; 7f.
(4 runners)
5.00
1
2
3
4
(4)
(1)
(2)
(3)
375- NEW EMPIRE 58 (B) P Chapple-Hyam 9-7.. R Havlin
85-5 KIKINI BAMALAAM 6 (D) K Dalgleish 8-13 P Mulrennan
3-74 BAD DOG 9 (V) M W Easterby 8-5 .......... J P Sullivan
90-1 ELIXSOFT 9 (D) Roger Fell 8-5(6ex).......... B A Curtis
Elixsoft l 99, Bad Dog 98, New Empire 97.
2 Elixsoft, 9-4 Bad Dog, 7-2 New Empire, Kikini Bamalaam
NOVICE STAKES (5);3-y-o; winner
�752; 1m.
(4 runners)
5.30
1
2
3
4
(4)
9 ALLLEEDSAREN?TWE 12 I Furtado 9-2 ....... T Eaves
(3)
4 ASSIMILE 15 K Burke 9-2 ............................ C Lee (3)
(1)
GOOD BOY ALFIE K Dalgleish 9-2 ........... R Scott (3)
(2) 262- ODE TO AUTUMN 20 (BH;BF) J Gosden 9-2... R Havlin
Ode To Autumn l 99, Assimile 90.
4-7 Ode To Autumn, 11-4 Assimile, 7 Good Boy Alfie
6.00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
(6)
(1)
(3)
(5)
(8)
(7)
(2)
(4)
HANDICAP (4); winner �387;
1m.
(8 runners)
111- MALASPINA 47 (P;CD) I Furtado 6-9-9 .... B A Curtis
16-6 MUJASSAM 16 D O?Meara 6-9-7 ...................... G Lee
76-3 FLORENCIO 16 (P) R Fell 5-9-6................ T Hamilton
635- TESTA ROSSA 55 (B;CD) J Goldie 8-8-13. P Dennis (3)
2-54 LAGENDA 4 (B) Kristin Stubbs 5-8-12............. S Gray
033- NICK VEDDER 17 (CD) M Wigham 4-8-9.... A Mullen
P08- PUMAFLOR J16 (P;D) P Kirby 6-8-8....... J P Sullivan
855- LUCKY VIOLET 85 (H) Miss L Perratt 6-8-7.... J Fanning
Lagenda l 99, Malaspina 98, Florencio 97.
9-4 Malaspina, 7-2 Nick Vedder, 5 Testa Rossa, 6 Florencio,
8 Mujassam, Lagenda, 16 Pumaflor, 20 Lucky Violet
6.30
HANDICAP (5);3-y-o; winner
�752; 5f.
(3 runners)
1 (1) 12-1 LORD OF THE GLEN 15 (V;CD) J Goldie 9-7 P Dennis (3)
2 (3) 64-1 WIFF WAFF 5 (T;CD) S C Williams 9-1(6ex) ... J Fanning
3 (2) 9-93 SIENNA SAYS 5 (PH) Roger Fell 8-8 ........ B A Curtis
Wiff Waff l 99, Lord Of The Glen 98, Sienna Says 97.
4-5 Lord Of The Glen, 6-4 Wiff Waff, 8 Sienna Says
RESULTS ROUND-UP
nAYR?s meeting was called
off due to waterlogging.
HEREFORD
12.20: 1 ROYALE ZANZIBAR A
Coleman (12-1); 2 Nigh Or Never (121); 3 Spirit Of Rome (5-1). 10 ran
(Sable Island 2-1 fav). 1 / 2 l; 12l. T
Symonds. T: �; �10, �90, �70.
Ex: �0.80. Trifecta: �08.10. CF:
�9.78. NR: Marettimo.
12.50: 1 ROCK MY STYLE R Johnson
(9-5 fav); 2 Sunset Showdown (2-1); 3
Piton Pete (4-1). 11 ran. 1 1 / 2l; 7l. W
Greatrex. T: �40; �20, �10, �70.
Ex: �20. Trifecta: �. CF: �69.
1.25: 1 CAROLE?S VIGILANTE N
Fehily (1-3 fav); 2 Jimmy Bell (50-1); 3
Murphy?s Nails (9-1). 10 ran. 13/4l; 9l. N
Mulholland. T: �20; �02, �60,
�70. Ex: �.60. Trifecta: �7.30.
CF: �.23. NR: Dr Wells.
2.00: 1 CLONDAW RIGGER B Poste
(7-1); 2 The Kings Writ (11-2); 3 Baron
Du Plessis (7-2 fav). 13 ran. 18l; 18l.
Katy Price. T: �50; �30, �90,
�60. Ex: �.60. Tricast: �7.03.
Trifecta: �3.20. CF: �.87.
2.30: 1 COLT LIGHTNING T
Scudamore (15-2); 2 Odello (8-1); 3
Ring Minella (66-1). 11 ran (Theatre
Stage 4-1, Steel Express 4-1 jt favs).
3
/4l; 10l. T Lacey. T: � �80, �60,
�. Ex: �.50. Tricast: �92.74.
Trifecta: �92.30. CF: �.06.
3.05: 1 COUGAR KID B Hampson (121); 2 Castafiore (9-1); 3 Seymour Star
(14-1). 10 ran (Carlos Du Fruitier 5-2 fav).
7l; 9l. J O?Shea. T: �.20; �10, �60,
� Ex: �4.80. Tricast: �26.45.
Trifecta: �04.60. CF: �1.91.
3.40: 1 YORGONNAHEARMEROAR
D Crosse (8-1); 2 Pembroke House
(16-1); 3 Looks Like Power (15-2). 13
ran (Ratify 3-1 fav). 2l; 6l. Henry Oliver.
T: �.20; �60, �80, � Ex:
�1.90. Tric: �17.68. Trif: �58.50.
CF: �7.18. NR: Gores Island.
4.10: 1 BREWIN?UPASTORM Fergus
Gregory (6-4 fav); 2 Portrush Ted (5-2);
3 Blue Flight (11-4). 9 ran. 9l; 13l. Olly
Murphy. T: �30; �10, �10, �10.
Ex: �40. Trifecta: �.70. CF: �41.
P/POT: �3.10. Q/POT: �.40
KEMPTON
4.35: 1 MERCERS Jason Watson (101); 2 Burauq (10-1); 3 Olaudah (evens
fav). 11 ran. hd; nk. P Butler. T: �.50;
�20, �60, �10. Ex: �.30.
Tricast: �6.63. Trifecta: �2.30. CF:
�.89. NR: Mags Well.
47
5.10: 1 BALTIC PRINCE Rossa Ryan
(9-1); 2 Interlink (40-1); 3 Mezmaar
(12-1). 13 ran (Tavener 3-1 fav). 11/4l; 2l.
A Carroll. T: �80; �30, �.40,
�50. Ex: �7. Tricast: �78.14.
Trifecta: �41.30. CF: �6.51. NR:
Daring Guest.
5.40: 1 LUCYMAI J Duern (10-1); 2
Eljaddaaf (6-1); 3 Call Out Loud (33-1).
13 ran (Makaarim 13-8 fav). 1l; nk. D
Ivory. T: �60; �10, �90, �30. Ex:
�.80. Tricast: �92.08. Trifecta:
�34.50. CF: �.81.
6.10: 1 BACHELOR Fran Berry (7-1);
2 Passing Clouds (16-1); 3 Surfa Rosa
(6-1). 8 ran (Dream Mount 10-3 fav). nk;
1
/2l. Joseph P O?Brien (IRE) . T: �90;
�20, �40, �30. Ex: �1.80.
Tricast: �2.16. Trifecta: �9.10. CF:
�5.44. NR: Reverberation.
6.40: 1 CORINTHIA KNIGHT E
Greatrex (evens fav); 2 Danzan (6-4); 3
Hello Girl (50-1). 5 ran. 1 1 / 4l; 1 3 / 4l.
Archie Watson. T: � �10, �10. Ex:
�20. Trifecta: �.10. CF: �53.
7.10: 1 GENERAL BROOK R Ryan
(15-2); 2 Hold Hands (8-1); 3 Diamond
Reflection (40-1). 10 ran (Howardian
Hills 5-2 fav). 1/2l; 3/4l. J G O?Shea. T:
�70; �.10, �50, � Ex: �.
Tricast: �39.81. Trifecta: �27.40.
CF: �.03. NR: Montycristo, Mrs
Burbidge, Munsarim, Taste The Salt.
7.40: 1 ILEY BOY B A Curtis (2-1 fav);
2 Hi There Silver (10-1); 3 Koubba
(17-2). 13 ran. 2l; nk. J Gallagher. T:
�20; �80, �40, �10. Ex: �.70.
Tricast: �1.86. Trifecta: �2.90. CF:
�.94. NR: Dream Serenade.
8.10: 1 ARGUS L Keniry (20-1); 2
Aumerle (11-4 fav); 3 Ardamir (7-2). 11
ran. 13/4l; nk. A Dunn. T: �.60; �60,
�60, �40. Ex: �0.10. Tricast:
�8.62. CF: �.19.
JACKPOT: Not won, �,162.92 c/o
P/POT: �214.10 Q/POT: �.70
DOG RESULTS
nCRAYFORD: 11.01 Fairest Storm 3-1 (14-3 BAGS F �.43 TC �.79). 11.16
Winning Distance 5-2 (6-5-4 �). 11.31
Mustang Swift 4-1 (2-4-1 �.79 TC
�.53). 11.46 Springwood Dawn 7-1 (2-16 �.68 TC �2.79). 12.01 Bullseye
Destiny 4-1 (4-3-6 �.37 TC �.30).
12.16 Roys Legacy 5-2 (5-1-6 �.15 TC
�.40). 12.31 Miss September 6-4f (3-1-2
�46 TC �.49). 12.46 Our Jacks Piper
5-1 (2-3-5 �.60 TC �7.18). 1.01 Play
Master 4-1 (3-4-2 �.93 TC �.18). 1.16
Souley Blue 4-1 (1-2-4 �.88 TC �.65).
1.31 Miss June 5-2 (6-2-3 �.05 TC
�.84). 1.49 Rogue Secret 4-1 (3-1-6
�.54 TC �.04).
nCENTRAL PARK: 11.09 Micks The Man
5-2jt (2-1-3 BAGS F �.79 TC �.42).
11.24 Killuran Turbo 5-2 (4-5-1 �.08 TC
�.44). 11.39 Black On Track 5-4f (1-5-3
�.21 TC �.20). 11.54 Kilara Sweetpea
5-1 (5-6-1 �.03 TC �.71). 12.09 Sue
Said No 11-8f (1-3-4 �.24 TC �.52).
12.24 Priceless Sun 7-2 (1-2-6 �.63 TC
�.51). 12.39 Billys Rocket 9-4 (1-6-2
�.32). 12.54 Choral Matins 11-4 (5-6-2
�27 TC �.83). 1.08 Onlyattheroyal 2-1
(1-5-3 �.89). 1.22 Cloheena Pablo 2-1f
(5-6-1 �.83 TC �.57). 1.39 Shirl Tel
Rose 9-2 (4-1-3 �.20 TC �4.96). 1.57
Timaru Lucky 7-2 (3-6-5 �.17).
nHOVE: 2.12 Only Dreaming 6-1 (2-3-1
BAGS F �.05 TC �9.22). 2.32 Quaver
Ava 6-1 (4-1-2 �.41 TC �.83). 2.52
Punk Rock Hero 3-1 (3-4-6 �.61 TC
�.55). 3.11 Shimba Vardy 3-1 (1-5-6
�.17 TC �.61). 3.29 Liosgarbh Andy
10-1 (6-4-2 �.39 TC �3.25). 3.49
Dinner Nicosia 5-2f (6-5-2 �.64 TC
�.71). 4.09 Riverside Prince 2-1f (3-2-6
�.23 TC �.31). 4.29 Killeacle Rizzo 72 (4-6-2 �.96 TC �.36). 4.48 Slippery
Jules 5-1 (4-5-6 �.18 TC �.44). 5.08
Springwood Becky 5-2 (1-6-4 �.22 TC
�.48). 5.28 Im No Angel 3-1 (1-4-3
�.75 TC �.51). 5.44 Broadway Ghost
3-1 (6-2-3 �.97). 6.02 Balibo Bonnie 4-1
(3-4-6 �.24 TC �.31). 6.19 Guinness
Moon 7-4f (6-1-2 �59 TC �.38).
nMONMORE: 2.06 Fozzie Farouche 9-2 (1-65 BAGS F �.22 TC �.84). 2.22
Thorneydale Sky 6-1 (2-5-1 �.08 TC
�6.76). 2.42 Manks Vanfrater 9-4f (2-1-3
�.57 TC �). 3.02 Mama Rumble 7-2 (DH
2nd 4-2-5 �.98 TC �.89, 4-5-2 �71 TC
�.34). 3.19 Fair Ball 4-1 (4-5-1 �.67 TC
�.30). 3.39 Cruz On Emms 3-1 (1-4-3
�.08 TC �.07). 3.59 Final Kay 3-1 (1-3-6
�.77 TC �.10). 4.19 Kayleigh Jet 3-1 (51-4 �.25 TC �.88). 4.39 Relentless Ned
5-1 (5-2-6 �.83 TC �2.85). 4.58 Horgans
Whisper 6-4f (3-4-1 �49 TC �.55). 5.18
Mongys Lady 9-4jt (3-5-4 �.42 TC �.68).
5.37 Laid Back Susie 5-1 (5-2-3 �.29 TC
�.22). 5.54 Slaneyside Mavis 9-4jt (1-3-2
�.99). 6.09 Montys Survivor 9-4f (DH 3rd
1-3-2 �.98 TC �.50, 1-3-6 TC �.16).
Placer (1-6), (9-14).
nCRAYFORD: 6.33 Rogue Calypso 7-4f
(4-5-1 �52 TC �.22). 6.49 Organised
Chaos 9-2 (2-4-1 �.06 TC �.98). 7.07
Santro Wind 3-1 (6-1-2 �.31 TC �.32).
7.23 Kelva Grant 3-1 (3-4-5 �.78 TC
�9.40). 7.38 Bandit Puma 3-1 (6-5-4
�.29 TC �.33). 7.54 Scala Shona 5-1
(5-1-4 �.32 TC �.37). 8.11 Razmataz
Dazl 7-2 (2-1-6 �.80 TC �.19). 8.26
Sorcha At Ten 6-1 (1-4-5 �.22 TC
�6.06). 8.42 Forge Magpie 7-2 (1-4-2
�.55 TC �.90). 8.58 Cashen Voyager
7-2 (1-3-2 �.80 TC �.38).
nHENLOW: 6.27 Newtown Brenda 2-1 (23-6 BAGS F �44 TC �.73). 6.44
Savana Jet 5-1 (6-5-2 �.02 TC �.21).
7.02 Rockmount Rose 7-4f (5-1-3 �64
TC �.69). 7.17 Glenmaye Lass 8-1 (5-3-4
�.04 TC �4.43). 7.33 Volantes Azul 72 (1-6-4 �.50 TC �.39). 7.49
Rackethall Vic 2-1 (5-2-3 �98). 8.06
Mays Wendy 7-4 (3-6-5 �.84 TC �.92).
8.21 Quivers Style 2-1f (5-2-6 �.20).
8.37 Savana Lewis 5-4f (4-3-2 �11 TC
�.51). 8.53 Suirview Noah 4-1 (5-3-1
�.54 TC �.21).
48 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
1GM
TOM GETS HUMP
TOMMY FLEETWOOD is
out to prove he is still
riding the wave of his
Race to Dubai win.
But if he is anything
like this reluctant camel,
his year may have a little
trouble getting off the
ground! The Englishman
is praying not to hit any
humps in the road as
he attempts to retain
his Abu Dhabi HSBC
Championship title from
last January.
Let?s hope his stunning
2017
form
has
not
suddenly desert-ed him!
Rory feeling Ab fab
RORY McILROY is determined to
show he still has the heart for a
fight as he sets off in search of his
first win in almost 16 months.
The Northern Irish star is far more
concerned about his victory drought
than his health scare, when tests
showed an irregular heartbeat.
He returns to action tomorrow in
round one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC
Championship, pumped to be back.
Asked if he had suffered a shortage
of breath or any symptoms related to
his heart issue, which was only made
public last week, McIlroy replied:
?Geez no. Not at all. Nothing like that.
?I went for a check-up last April and
had a regular electrocardiogram test.
They put you on the
treadmill
and
monitor
your
heartbeat,
which
should show two big
spikes and then a tiny
By DAVID
FACEY
In
association
with
little spike at the end. That little spike
at the end was the other way, inverted.
?Basically, it?s nothing to worry about.
Once they ramped my heart rate up to
140-150 beats per minute, that started
to go the right way again, so it was
totally fine.
?They said I?ve a bit of a thickening
in the heart wall, no big deal. It?s just
something I have to keep on top of ?
regulate my salt intake and take a few
fish-oil tablets. I?m all right, really.?
McIlroy, 28, admitted the recurring
rib injury that plagued him
last year was not something he could
take lightly.
He took a
three-month
break
from
golf to ensure
a full recovery
and, despite falling outside
the world top ten for the
first time in seven years, he
wishes he made that decision earlier.
The
four-time
Major
champ was going through
the motions in the final part
of last season ? and says
he began to understand
how frustrating it was for
Tiger Woods as he battled
four back operations.
He said: ?Honestly, I was excited to
be done last year. I could have shut
it down after the USPGA very easily
and taken the rest of the year off. But
I didn?t.
?I played five events after that and
knowing I wasn?t physically ready to
contend meant I wasn?t in the right
place mentally either.
?I?ve only been through five per cent
of what Tiger?s had to go through, but
I empathise with him.
?I know he was in a dark place for a
while and it?s just so great to see him
out of that and back and excited to be
playing golf again.
?Now I?m just so happy to be back.
After not touching a club for six weeks
I?ve worked hard to sharpen my game.
?It?s been more than a hundred days
since I played competitively and what
has it been since my last win ? 14, 15,
no 16 months?
?I?ve got a busy schedule leading up
to The Masters with eight events and
I?d love to win one or two of them.
?But there?s a lot of good players
playing well at the minute.
?Dustin Johnson just played great to
win in Hawaii, Justin Thomas and
Tommy Fleetwood are coming off
amazing years and Justin Rose finished
2017 really strong.
?I want to get back in the winner?s
circle as soon as possible ? and this
week should give me a good idea of
where my game is at.?
McIlroy has not opted for a ?soft?
return. World No 1 Johnson, defending
champion Fleetwood and world No 6
Rose are all among his desert rivals.
Southport
star
Fleetwood,
who
topped the 2017 Race to Dubai, was
celebrating again yesterday after being
presented with the Seve Ballesteros
Award, as the European Tour?s Player
of the Year.
JOSHUA?S ROYAL RUMBLE
KNOW WHAT I
MEAN, HARRY?
Anthony bans princely pal from ringside
By WALLY DOWNES Jr
ANTHONY JOSHUA will ban new mate
Prince Harry from being ringside when
the former soldier. Hearn revealed: ?Harry
he fights Joseph Parker ? because it is came to the darts two years on the spin.
too distracting.
?I
sat
on
a
table
with
him
and
The Brit boxer went on Radio 4?s Today
programme last month ? which the Royal
guest edited ? and joked about being best
man when he marries Meghan Markle.
But despite trying to pip Prince William to
the job of stag party boss, AJ does not want
Harry too close on March 31.
Ahead of his heavyweight unification fight,
WBA and IBF champ Joshua, 28, said: ?It was
phenomenal rubbing shoulders with Harry.
?He?s very focused, a working man and also
a boxing fan. We are having this fight in this
country, so he likes what we are doing.
?Will he be there? No, definitely not! I
wouldn?t even want him there. I?d be shouting,
?Oi Harry!? Maybe put him in the Royal Box!?
But AJ?s promoter Eddie Hearn is much
more keen on having Harry on the VIP list,
especially after enjoying a boozy session with
was doing shots of Jagermeister. What a nice
bloke ? he?s just a lad.?
AJ was fired up for a press-conference war
of words with Parker ? but the Kiwi backtracked on his ?king of steroids? accusation.
In a misguided attempt to hype up the fight
at Cardiff?s Principality Stadium, the WBO
champ falsely claimed Joshua had doped his
way to world domination.
But undefeated Parker, 26, withdrew the
slur and offered an apology before the pair
came face-to-face yesterday in London.
And Joshua, who won gold at the 2012
Olympics, said: ?I won?t take it to heart. You
just roll with the punches ? people talk.
?I asked for a coffee on the table because
I was ready to start chatting a lot of s**t and
get into some trash talking.
?I even went to bed early for this. I
was like, ?Let?s get down to some serious
trash talk?.?
Joshua insists he is a clean athlete, adding:
?I sign up three months in advance every
time, and have to give them two slots in
the day where I definitely will be, so they
are able to drug test me.
?I am not trying to prove anything. I
pay my money.?
Promoter Eddie Hearn revealed
�,000 is spent on every fight to
ensure the boxers are tested.
And he revealed anti-doping
chiefs subject AJ to 365-days-ayear ?random whereabouts? testing.
Meanwhile, Parker is eating
tarantulas, centipedes, scorpions
and raw fish to get in shape for
his epic showdown with Joshua.
The Kiwi?s crazy diet included once
biting the head off a live fish.
When asked how it tasted, he replied:
?F****** good. Those boxers better be
careful, man.?
TRACKSUITED AND
BOOTED . . . AJ struts to
press conference yesterday
2GM
JAMAICA?S female
P
bobsledders
are
making Olympic history
? 30 years after the
Cool Runnings originals.
The men?s team had
such an impact at
Calgary 1988 their tale
became a hit movie.
Now the ladies are in
a first Games and eyeing a top-10 finish next
month in Pyeongchang.
Pipe �
cough pill
AUSTRALIAN OPEN
N
Konta shows same spirit
as five-time Slam winner
JOHANNA
KONTA
is From DAN KING in Melbourne
happy to be compared to
I can always look up to,
Maria Sharapova ? in thing
the way she competes. I think
one way at least.
that?s one of her biggest assets.
SMILES BETTER . . . Sha
rapova after win
WORLD champions
P
Lewis
Hamilton
and Mo Farah and Tour
On
the
day
Sharapova
made a successful return to
Melbourne two years after
failing a drugs test here,
Konta cruised into the second
round with a 6-3 6-1 demolition of Madison Brengle.
The
British
No 1?s
new
coach, Michael Joyce, worked
with Sharapova from 2004 to
2011 and has said Konta?s
focus and dedication remind
him of the Russian.
Konta, 26, said: ?That?s a
massive compliment.
?He obviously holds Maria
in high regard, the competitor that she is and
the way she?s able to
fight through matches.
?I think that?s some-
SMASHING START
. . . Konta powers a
winner as she easily
beats pal Brengle
CA R LO S S A I N Z
P
may face criminal
action over an alleged
Dakar Rally collision.
Race leader Sainz,
55, was hit with a tenminute penalty, despite
claiming his Peugeot
?did not touch? Dutch
quad rider Kees Koolen.
Koolen says he nearly
died and could ?file
a criminal offence?.
?I don?t necessarily compare
myself to anybody and I definitely only want to be the
best version of myself.
?But if I can be grouped
together with her on that
aspect I think that?s only a
positive thing for my own
competitiveness.?
Not that Konta needed
much of that in her one-sided
win over Brengle.
The pair are good friends
and swap book recommendations. But Konta dictated the
plot of the match, missing
quite a lot because of eagerness
then landing enough times to
win easily in 66 minutes.
Konta had more trouble
shopping in the build-up to
the match, leaving behind the
two punnets of blueberries
she had just bought in the
supermarket.
She added: ?It?s five dollars
I won?t get back.
It?s actually more
the betrayal in
my own mind I
feel so upset about.
I was so sad.
?I only went to
buy blueberries. I
don?t
know
where my mind
was.?
But
Konta
tweeted
later:
?Update: I have
now managed to
buy
blueberries
AND
bring
them
Froome
defence
CHRIS FROOME could
argue a kidney problem
caused his failed drug test
at the Vuelta a Espana.
The Team Sky ace
(below)
has
experts,
including kidney specialists, examining how he
tested double the limit for
asthma drug salbutamol.
Froome?s
kidneys,
if
working
abnormally,
may
have
the
stored
substance and
expelled it in
high levels.
Sky sources
insist
the
team are still investigating.
But Froome, training for
May?s Giro d?Italia, will
lose his Vuelta title and
faces a two-year ban if he
fails to explain his levels.
French
rival
Romain
Bardet insists it would be
a ?farce? if the issue is
not sorted before the Tour
de France.
49
SHARA VA
JUSTIN
PIPE
has
coughed up �000 over
the incident that rocked
the
2018
PDC
World
Championships.
The Taunton thrower,
46, was found guilty of
gamesmanship
and
bringing the game into
disrepute in a first-round
tie against Kiwi qualifier
Bernie Smith.
He seemed
to
cough
while
Smith
was throwing
for the match
at Ally Pally.
Sky Sports?
Wayne Mardle
called it ?absolutely despicable behaviour by a
professional darts player?.
Pipe (above), who won
�,500 after he lost to
Phil Taylor in round two,
denied the charge. But the
Darts Regulatory Authority disciplinary committee
found him guilty.
de France winner Chris
Froome are shortlisted
for the 2017 Laureus
World Sportsman of
the Year award.
The late Bradley Lowery?s friendship with
Jermain
Defoe
has
been nominated for the
Best Sporting Moment.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
back. #winning.? Joking aside,
Konta will need to have her
wits about her and to show
Sharapova-style
competitiveness to keep up her fine
record at the Australian Open.
But she will be a hot
favourite
tomorrow,
when
temperatures are forecast to
rise to the high 30s, to beat
world No 123 Bernarda Pera,
who only reached the main
draw as a lucky loser.
Konta will be joined by
Sharapova who had little
trouble beating Tatjana Maria
6-1 6-4 and insisted she was
unfazed by her return to a
place which had left such a
stain on her career.
Five-time
Slam
winner
Sharapova, 30, said: ?It?s not
the way I look at things. I
felt like I got a lot of things
out of the way last year.
?There was a lot of firsts
again for me, playing the first
tournament, first Grand Slam,
and just different feelings.
But it felt pretty routine, just
really happy to be back.?
Showing plenty of fight is
routine for Heather Watson,
but the British No 2 missed
chances to force a deciding
set against Yulia Putintseva
before losing 7-5 7-6.
So the only Brit left in the
women?s
draw
is
Konta,
fuelled
by
Sharapova-like
spirit and, at last, blueberries.
Watson, who led 3-0 and
4-1 in the second set and had
a set point in the tie-break,
said: ?I don?t feel I played
very well or very smart. I
kept doing the same thing.?
Tweet @DanKing_1974
Djok ?boycott? blast
NOVAK DJOKOVIC is annoyed at being
portrayed as ?very greedy? following
reports that he wanted a boycott of
next year?s Australian Open.
The Serb, 30, led a meeting of fellow pros last week but denied trying
to encourage them to withdraw from
future events if they are not paid
more. Djok, who beat Donald Young
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
THE EMIRATES FA CUP
Third Round Replays
LEICESTER (1) 2 FLEETWOOD (0) 0
Iheanacho 43, 77
Att: 17,237
(Leicester at Peterborough in 4th Rd)
MANSFIELD (1) 1 CARDIFF
(1) 4
Rose 35
Manga 34
Att: 5,746
Hoilett 66, 89
Pilkington 71
(Cardiff home to Man City in 4th Rd)
READING
(2) 3 STEVENAGE (0) 0
Bodvarsson 32, 44, 64 Att: 4,986
(Reading at Sheff Wed in 4th Rd)
SHEFF WED (1) 2 CARLISLE
(0) 0
Matias 28
Att: 12,003
Nuhiu 66
(Sheff Wed home to Reading in 4th Rd)
WEST HAM (0) 1 SHREW?BURY (0) 0
Burke 112
Att: 39,867
(after extra-time; West Ham at
Wigan or Bournemouth in 4th Rd)
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: 2nd Rd
Replays - Barrow 0 Brackley Town 2; Boreham Wood 1 Gateshead 2; Harrogate Town 5
St Albans City 0; Stockport County 3 Kidderminster 0; Warrington 2 Ebbsfleet Utd 0;
Workington 2 Weston-Super-Mare 1.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH AFC Telford 3 York 5.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Poole v Chippenham (due to waterlogged
pitch).
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Redditch 2 Banbury 2; Slough 2 Dorchester 0.
Off - Basingstoke v Stratford Town (due to
adverse weather), Gosport Borough v Hereford FC (due to waterlogged pitch).
BOSTIK PREMIER - Enfield Town 0
Tonbridge Angels 1; Lowestoft Town 0 Folkestone Invicta 2; Margate 0 Leatherhead 0.
CRICKET
SECOND TEST MATCH (Centurion): 4th
day of 5 - South Africa 335 (Markram 94,
Amla 82, Du Plessis 63; Ashwin 4-113) & 258
(De Villiers 80, Elgar 61; Mohammed Shami
4-49) v India 307 (Kohli 153; M Morkel 4-60)
& 35-3. Resumes at 8am.
FOURTH ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL
(Hamilton) - Pakistan 262-8 (Mohammad
Hafeez 81, Fakhar Zaman 54, Sarfraz Ahmed
51, Haris Sohail 50) v New Zealand 263-5
(De Grandhomme 74 no, Munro 56, Nicholls
52 no). New Zealand bt Pakistan
by 5 wkts.
ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Dubai) Scotland 219 (Jones 87) v Ireland 223-4
(Balbirnie 67, N O?Brien 55). Ireland bt
Scotland by 6 wkts.
TENNIS
AUSTRALIAN OPEN (Melbourne): 1st
Rd: Men - D Thiem (Aut) bt G Pella (Arg)
6-4 6-4 6-4; D Kudla (US) bt S Johnson (US)
6-7 6-3 7-6 6-2; J Vesely (Cze) bt V Safranek
(Cze) 6-4 6-3 6-3; A Mannarino (Fra) bt M Berrettini (Ita) 6-4 6-4 6-4; F Verdasco (Spa) bt
6-1 6-2 6-4 in round one after six
months out with an elbow problem,
told reporters: ?You?ve portrayed me
as someone who?s very greedy, asks
for more money and wants to boycott.
?We just wanted to talk about
certain topics. There?s nothing
unhealthy about that. There
was no talk about a boycott.?
R Bautista Agut (Spa) 6-1 7-5 7-5; M Marterer
(Ger) bt C-M Stebe (Ger) 6-0 6-3 6-4; T Sandgren (US) bt J Chardy (Fra) 6-4 7-6 6-2;
S Wawrinka (Swi) bt R Berankis (Lit) 6-3 6-4
2-6 7-6; N Djokovic (Ser) bt D Young (US) 6-1
6-2 6-4; G Monfils (Fra) bt J Munar (Spa) 6-3
7-6 6-4; T Smyczek (US) bt A Popyrin (Aus) 6-3
6-7 6-3 6-3; A Ramos-Vinolas (Spa) bt J Donaldson (US) 6-2 6-3 6-4; H Chung (Kor) bt
M Zverev (Ger) 6-2 4-1 ret; D Medvedev (Rus)
bt T Kokkinakis (Aus) 6-2 6-7 7-6 6-4;
P Gojowczyk (Ger) bt M Kukushkin (Kaz) 6-3
6-3 6-1; A Zverev (Ger) bt T Fabbiano (Ita) 6-1
7-6 7-5; D Goffin (Bel) bt M Bachinger (Ger)
6-7 6-3 6-2 6-4; J Benneteau (Fra) bt T Daniel
(Jpn) 6-7 7-6 6-4 6-1; E Donskoy (Rus) bt
F Mayer (Ger) 6-4 6-4 6-4; F Fognini (Ita)
bt H Zeballos (Arg) 6-4 6-4 7-5; T Berdych
(Cze) bt A De Minaur (Aus) 6-3 3-6 6-0 6-1;
G Garcia-Lopez (Spa) bt B Paire (Fra) 6-0 6-7
6-1 6-4; K Khachanov (Rus) bt P Polansky
(Can) 7-6 7-6 6-4; J M Del Potro (Arg) bt F Tiafoe (US) 6-3 6-4 6-3; S Querrey (US) bt F Lopez
(Spa) 6-3 6-4 6-2; M Fucsovics (Hun) bt R Albot
(Mol) 6-2 6-3 4-6 7-5; N Kicker (Arg) bt J Thompson (Aus) 6-3 6-1 4-6 3-6 6-3; L Lacko (Svk)
bt M Raonic (Can) 6-7 7-5 6-4 7-6; R Gasquet
(Fra) bt B Kavcic (Slo) 6-1 6-4 7-5; L Sonego
(Ita) bt R Haase (Hol) 6-3 7-5 6-7 7-5;
J-L Struff (Ger) bt S W Kwon (Kor) 6-1 6-2 6-4;
R Federer (Swi) bt A Bedene (Slo) 6-3 6-4 6-3.
Women - J Konta bt M Brengle (US) 6-3
6-1; Y Putintseva (Kaz) bt H Watson 7-5 7-6;
S Halep (Rom) bt D Aiava (Aus) 7-6 6-1;
E Bouchard (Can) bt O Dodin (Fra) 6-3
7-6; L Davis (US) bt J Cepelova (Svk) 6-7 6-3
6-1; A Petkovic (Ger) bt P Kvitova (Cze) 6-3
4-6 10-8; A Barty (Aus) bt A Sabalenka (Blr)
6-7 6-4 6-4; C Giorgi (Ita) bt A Kalinskaya
(Rus) 6-4 6-3; N Osaka (Jpn) bt K Kucova (Svk)
7-5 6-2; E Vesnina (Rus) bt O Jabeur (Tun) 6-3
6-4; B Pera (US) bt A Blinkova (Rus) 6-2 6-2;
L Arruabarrena (Spa) bt R Hogenkamp (Hol)
6-1 6-2; B Zahlavova Strycova (Cze) bt K Ahn
(US) 6-1 7-5; L Safarova (Cze) bt A Tomljanovic (Cro) 7-5 6-3; S Cirstea (Rom) bt Z Diyas
(Kaz) 5-7 6-4 6-3; B Haddad Maia (Bra) bt
L Cabrera (Aus) 7-6 6-4; K Pliskova (Cze) bt
V Cepede Royg (Par) 6-3 6-4; G Muguruza (Spa)
bt J Ponchet (Fra) 6-4 6-3; S-W Hsieh (Tpe) bt
L Zhu (Chn) 0-6 6-0 8-6; L Tsurenko (Ukr) bt
N Vikhlyantseva (Rus) 3-6 6-3 6-4; A Radwanska
(Pol) bt K Pliskova (Cze) 2-6 6-3 6-2; A Kerber
(Ger) bt A-L Friedsam (Ger) 6-0 6-4; D Vekic
(Cro) bt N Hibino (Jpn) 7-5 6-3; M Sharapova
(Rus) bt T Maria (Ger) 6-1 6-4; A Sevastova
(Lat) bt V Lepchenko (US) 3-6 6-3 6-2; A Bogdan
(Rom) bt K Mladenovic (Fra) 6-3 6-2; E Alexandrova (Rus) bt P Hercog (Slo) 7-6 6-4;
M Keys (US) bt Q Wang (Chn) 6-1 7-5; M LucicBaroni (Cro) bt S Rogers (US) 7-6 5-7 6-2;
A Sasnovich (Blr) bt C McHale (US) 6-3 6-2;
M Vondrousova (Cze) bt K Nara (Jpn) 7-5 6-4;
C Garcia (Fra) bt C Witthoeft (Ger) 7-5 6-3.
SNOOKER
DAFABET MASTERS (Alexandra Palace,
London): 1st Rd - R O?Sullivan bt M Fu
(HK) 6-0; K Wilson bt B Hawkins 6-4.
TODAY?S SPORT
(7.45 unless stated)
EMIRATES FA CUP
Third Round Replays
Chelsea v Norwich ........................
Swansea v Wolves ........................
Wigan v Bournemouth .................
CHECKATRADE TROPHY: 3rd Rd Oldham v Leicester U21 (7.30).
CRICKET: One-Day International Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe (Mirpur, 6am).
50 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2GM
dave.kidd@the-sun.co.uk
O?SULLIVAN . . . superb
Blinding
Ronnie
rocks Fu
By HECTOR NUNNS
RONNIE O?SULLIVAN dealt
Marco Fu a Masters
whitewash ? then claimed
he was seeing DOUBLE!
The Rocket, going for an
eighth title at Alexandra
Palace, thrashed Fu 6-0 in
82 minutes.
He outscored Fu 649
points to 35, rattling in
three centuries ? taking
his career total to 923 ?
and now plays Mark Allen
in tomorrow?s last eight.
But O?Sullivan revealed:
?I have a virus and had
double vision at times, so
I was playing off instinct.
?My nutritionist says it
is a lack of magnesium!?
O?Sullivan
also
paid
tribute
to
table-fitter
Jethro Salmon, 25, who
died this week. He added:
?It?s shows everything I
say about how none of
this really matters, how
insignificant this game is.?
Fu only potted eight
balls all match and had a
best break of eight. But he
said: ?If I?d played my best,
I?d still have lost 6-0.?
KYREN WILSON claimed
a first Masters win, beating Barry Hawkins 6-4.
World No 14 Wilson had
a big fluke in frame nine
and a lucky escape from
a snooker in the next.
He said: ?Maybe I was a
a lucky boy but we all have
it go for and against us.?
CHELSEA struggled
against a resolute
Norwich and go into
tonight?s FA Cup
replay
determined
to do better.
But three goalless
draws in a row for
the Blues is a concern for Antonio
Conte and under
2.5 total goals is
5/4 with Sun Bets.
Back-up
striker
Michy
Batshuayi
should start and
Sun Bets have him
at 11/4 to be first
goalscorer.
Shocks are known
to happen in the FA
Cup
(just
ask
Arsenal) and you
can back a famous
2-0 win for the
Canaries at 66/1.
DIAMOND: Total goals under
2.5, 5/4 with Sun Bets.
NEXT BEST: Michy Batshuayi
to score first, 11/4 at Sun Bets.
LONGSHOT: Norwich to win
2-0, 66/1 with Sun Bets.
18+ T&Cs apply.
Odds subject to change.
Tweet @davekidd_
Dave Kidd
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
A REAL
WORRY
ROSS BARKLEY had a
choice between Chelsea
and Tottenham this month.
That he snubbed Spurs, who
have been the making of so
many young English players,
and opted for Chelsea ?
where they are often paid
handsomely to disappear,
tells you about the priorities
of the player and his advisors.
Before Barkley?s emergence,
another physically impressive
and technically gifted young
Evertonian ? Jack Rodwell ?
broke into the England team.
Sunderland are now trying to
rip up Rodwell?s �5millionper-year contract because he
cannot get into the worst team
in the Championship.
When Rodwell left Everton at
21, he was regarded as a
commanding England midfield
anchor man of the future.
After joining Manchester City,
he swiftly faded from view and
was a former Three Lions
player by his 23rd birthday.
Rodwell?s descent has been
steeper than most but he is no
rarity as a talented English
player who made the wrong
career choices and ended up as
a wealthy bench-warmer.
In the aftermath of the last
World Cup you might have
looked forward optimistically,
imagining this well-balanced
front six ? at the peak of their
careers age-wise ? starting
England?s first game in Russia:
Rodwell (26), Jack Wilshere (26),
THE six most
recent Premier League
managerial appointments:
Paul Lambert at Stoke,
Carlos Carvalhal at Swansea,
Sam Allardyce at Everton,
Alan Pardew at West Brom,
David Moyes at West Ham and
Claude Puel at Leicester.
Whatever you say about
club owners, you can
hardly accuse them of
naked populism.
IN case you missed it,
Real Madrid really are
very bad this season.
Historically
bad.
Almost Arsenal bad.
Saturday?s home defeat
by Villarreal leaves them
clinging on to fourth place
in
Spain?s
supposed
two-horse race ? with
centre-forward
Karim
(below)
Benzema
being off-loaded
after only two
league
goals
this season.
If your club
have an outstanding young manager who
speaks Spanish and a
long-term
enmity
with
Barcelona,
then
feel
worried.
If your club has the
hottest
young
centreforward in the world, then
also feel worried.
Yes, that?s you Tottenham. And you, Tottenham.
WORLD AT THEIR
FEET . . . Walcott,
Wilshere and the Ox
with Arsenal in 2012
EITHER
Antonio
Conte or Marina
Granovskaia
?
Roman
Abramovich?s
transfer fixer ? thinks
Andy Carroll would be
a good Chelsea signing.
No wonder there?s so
little chance of those
two carrying on working
together
next
season. One of them
must think the other is
stark-raving bonkers.
COSTA
N REEKS
IO
AT
ER
EN
G
D
TE
AS
W
A
S
AD
LE
SS
RO
Theo
Walcott
(28),
Barkley
(right, 24), Oxlade-Chamberlain
(24) and Daniel Sturridge (28).
And yet Gareth Southgate
doesn?t intend to select any of
them in his squad.
All six were early examples
of millionaire teenage players
and all have gone backwards
since 2014 in an environment
more competitive than ever.
They have had injury setbacks
? but can any one of them
honestly say they have made
the most of their potential?
Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain
and Walcott stayed too long in
the Arsenal comfort zone, where
players no longer develop.
All
three
enjoyed
stellar
moments for England as kids ?
the Ox scoring a belter in the
Maracana, Walcott?s hat-trick in
Croatia and Wilshere as man of
the match against Brazil at
Wembley in 2013.
Yet Southgate doesn?t believe
they have matured into players
worthy of a World Cup place
despite their abundant talent.
On Sunday, Wilshere and
Oxlade-Chamberlain
produced
moments which might have
jolted England?s manager.
The Ox darted at Manchester
City?s defence and conjured a
thumping finish which was the
beginning of the end for Pep
Guardiola?s unbeaten Premier
League campaign.
He is still young enough to
reinvent himself as a central
midfielder at Liverpool ? and
live up to predictions from
some at Arsenal that the club
will live to regret his �m sale.
Yet the day after his move,
Southgate stated bluntly that he
doesn?t see Oxlade-Chamberlain
as a central midfielder, with
a
dreadful
display
against
Lithuania last year apparently a
filthy mark against his name.
Southgate?s take on Wilshere
is more surprising, especially to
anyone
who
watched
him
illuminate a dismal Arsenal
performance at Bournemouth.
At one point, Wilshere ?
surrounded by six opponents ?
produced a feint, swivel and
pass to start an Arsenal attack.
You wondered how Southgate,
a beggar when it comes to
central-midfield talent, can be
choosy enough to ignore him?
Speaking for Roy Hodgson?s
regime, Gary Neville said a fit
Wilshere is England?s ?Best
midfielder by a street?.
While Hodgson swore by
Wilshere and selected him for
Euro 2016 when he was not
fully fit, Southgate is sceptical
about his mobility ? even if he
proves his fitness. Perhaps when
Wilshere?s contract expires this
summer,
he
should
follow
Walcott in leaving Arsenal.
Walcott,
the
oldest
of
England?s lost boys, has left
it late to escape to Everton
and his union with Sam
Allardyce is curious.
Allardyce
generally
knows his own mind.
Yet Walcott is 28 and
nobody
even
knows
what he is yet.
Taken to Germany as
a 17-year-old in 2006,
Walcott now looks destined
never to play at a World Cup,
unless this move ? a gamble on
both sides ? works out.
Sturridge, reckoned by many
to be a more natural finisher
than Harry Kane, is now
seeking a move from Anfield
and Southgate will welcome his
bid for regular football. Yet
again, it all feels too late.
In fact, when you study the
progress of English players over
the past five years, they tend to
fall into two categories ? those
who?ve played for Mauricio
Pochettino
have
progressed,
while those who haven?t have
regressed.
As Barkley?s agent must have
failed to mention.
SO England have arranged
a friendly with Costa Rica
because they come from
the same part of the
globe as World Cup group
rivals Panama, so must
therefore play like them.
Not to mention agreeing
to play Nigeria as they?re
from the same continent
as Tunisia. But when
you consider this age-old
practice . . .
A) Is geographical stereotyping still the done thing?
B) It?s not exactly giving
the public what they
want, is it?
C) It?s not really worked
well in the past, has it?
IT probably won?t
be shortlisted for
goal of the month,
let alone the season,
but my favourite goal
of 2017-18 so far was
Roberto Firmino?s for
Liverpool in their win
over Manchester City.
A muscular shoulderto-shoulder challenge
followed by an exquisitely delicate chipped
finish.
Why
choose
between finesse and
power when you can
have both?
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CARLOS TEVEZ
FED-UP Manolo
has laughed off
Gabbiadini wants
P
P
his Shanghai Shenhua
to quit Southampton
spell after rejoining
Boca Juniors.
Tevez, 33, earned
�5,000 a week at
Shenhua. He said: ?I
was on holiday seven
months in China.?
and return to former
loan club Bologna.
The Italian hitman,
26, only joined from
Napoli last January
but is unhappy at his
lack of playing time.
I need
Carroll
By PAUL JIGGINS
DAVID MOYES insists
he does not want to
lose Andy Carroll.
Chelsea are said to
have made contact with
West
Ham
about
a
�million
swoop
for
their injury-prone striker.
Moyes spoke out after
his side?s 1-0 extra-time
FA
Cup
third-round
replay win over Shrewsbury last night.
The
Hammers
boss
said: ?They?ve not made
contact
with
me.
If
they?ve
made
contact
with someone else, I
don?t know about it.
?I want to add to my
squad not lose players.
?There were rumours
about a loan ? but as far
as I know none of it has
come from Chelsea.?
2GM
STOKE BOSS? VOW
W
I?LL SAVE
POTTERS
Lambo delight at Prem return
PAUL LAMBERT said he did
not care if he was ?15th
choice or 50th? for the
Stoke job ? after fearing
he would never work in the
Premier League again.
And he insisted he was ready
to lift the Potters out the bottom
three having spent his career
?doing things the hard way?.
Lambert
was
sacked
by
Aston Villa three years ago but
the Scot insists they were only
in the drop zone for one week,
adding: ?I bet the fans there
would probably ask for that
now ? the other way round, to
be in that Premier League.
?I?m 100 per cent sure we?ve
got more than enough here at
Stoke to stay up.?
He was a surprise fourth
choice for the job after Stoke
were rejected by their top three
picks to replace Mark Hughes.
After a mixed reception,
Lambert, 48, says he is thickskinned enough to cope, pointing out that he has never been
relegated from the top flight.
But he knows he faces a
tough task after seeing Stoke
become
the
first
club
in
Europe?s major leagues to ship
their 50th goal of the season
on Monday at Old Trafford.
The former Norwich, Villa,
Wolves and Blackburn boss
says he has no problem at only
being approached after Gary
Rowett, Quique Sanchez Flores
By GRAHAM HILL
and Martin O?Neill all turned
the job down. He said: ?I?ve
never been spoon-fed anything.
?Whether I was 15th choice
or 50th here, it doesn?t matter
to me one bit. I see it as a
great opportunity.
"I thought I might not get
another chance in the Premier
League. I think it?s people?s
perceptions that maybe I didn?t
do a good job at Villa.
?But I think they were only
ever
once
in
the
bottom
three
and
that was towards
the end.
?I have always
done it the hard
way as a player
and a manager.
?I
went
to
Borussia Dortmund with only
a bag and some
clothes on trial,
not knowing what
my next move was
going to be.
?I played four trial
games for them and they
said, ?You?ve done all right, do
you want a contract??.
"Would the fans have been
happy then? Would they have
known who I was? No ? I was
a
run-of-the-mill
footballer
playing with Motherwell going
into a dressing room full of
world-class players and I was
having to hold my own. Then
my career took off and a year
later I was winning the European Cup, so it?s not bad.
?I?m not new to the Premier
League,
my
whole
playing
career was at a high level and
I?ve managed with Norwich and
Villa ? I love it.?
Lambert was in line for the
jobs at Hull and Sheffield
Wednesday before Stoke?s offer
came out of the blue.
The Potters have
taken four points
from the last 24
available
and
Lambert ? who is
on
a
�illion
survival bonus ?
added: ?We have
to stop conceding.
?But the stability of the club is
a big attraction.
?They have had
two managers in
12 years.
?You can see how
the pressure affects
managers
at
clubs
who are chopping and
changing all the time.?
Lambert hopes to make
Derby striker Chris Martin his
first Stoke signing this month.
The Rams want � for the
Scotland international who is on
�,000 a week at Pride Park.
But he has scored just once
in 25 outings for the Championship club this season.
BELGIAN keeper
VICENTE GUAITA
Simon Mignolet,
P
P
has been offered
29, is mulling over his
a new deal by Getafe
future after losing
his No 1 spot to Loris
Karius at Liverpool.
He
said:
?The
World Cup is coming
and this situation
cannot last too long.?
Chris goes West
CHRIS HUGHTON is ready to bid �illion
for James Collins.
JACK PAYNE has
BRISTOL
CITY
P
made
a
loan
P
defender Hordur
switch to Blackburn.
Magnusson is wanted
The
Huddersfield
midfielder, 23, spent
the first half of the
campaign at Oxford.
He was recalled but
the Terriers have now
shipped him out again.
by Rostov.
City rejected a bid
from the Russian side
for the long-throwing
Iceland centre-back,
24, on the last day of
the summer window.
CONTE
From Back Page
not important if one
player is happy or not.
?You are very worried
about whether a player is
happy or not. This is not
important.
?My first task is to do
the best for the team and
the club. Not to make
every player happy.
?Otherwise we?d risk finishing 20th in the table.?
Ruthless
Conte
has
subbed Eden Hazard in
each of his last four games
and several other first
teamers are growing frustrated at a lack of action.
Defender David Luiz is
back in the starting line-up
for only the third time
since October, while striker
Michy Batshuayi also gets
a rare run-out in their FA
Cup third-round replay.
Conte added: ?I?m the
coach. I decide.
?There is always this
question about whether
I?m worried about making
my players happy. No. I?m
worried to win.
?It?s not important to
make players happy. The
most important thing is to
win ? and to try and be
honest in your choice.
?I learnt this from my
coaches when I was a
player.
?Maybe in the first
moment, a player could be
angry. But then, after they
reflect, they understand
you are an honest person
and every choice is for
the best for the team ?
and not because one
player is more favoured.?
Barkley?s
debut KO
By ANDREW DILLON
to ward off Crystal
Palace and Watford.
The keeper, 31, is
rated at �5million.
Getafe chief Ramon
Planes said: ?There?s
a renewal proposal.?
The Brighton boss wants to bolster his
defence and West Ham centre-back Collins,
34, has the Premier League experience that
Hughton is looking for.
He also has less than six months left on
his Hammers deal.
Collins has started three Premier League
games in the last month under new West
Ham boss David Moyes but he is yet to agree
fresh terms.
Brighton have been snubbed by Nantes
striker Emiliano Sala, 27, who has signed a
new deal at the Ligue 1 side instead.
CONTE . . . ruthless
PREMIER LEAGU
E
LAMBERT?S PL RECORD
SCARF ACE . . . Paul
Lambert says he is
ready to rescue Stoke
Wins
37
Defeats
65
Draws
37
Total games
Win rate
139
27%
CLUBS MANAGED IN PL
Norwich
(2011-12)
Aston Villa
(2012-15)
P
Man City....... 23 W D L F A Pts
20 2 1 67
Man Utd
23 15 5 3 48 17 62
16 50
Liverpool......2
3 13 8 2 54
28 47
Chelsea
23
Tottenham ..2 14 5 4 41 16 47
3 13 5 5 46
21 44
Arsenal
23
Burnley.........2 11 6 6 41 30 39
3 9 7 7 19
20 34
Leicester
23
Everton........23 8 7 8 34 32 31
7 6 10 25 38
Watford
27
23 7 5 11 33
42 26
West Ham.....2
3 6 7 10 29
41 25
C Palace
23
Bournem?th .23 6 7 10 21 33 25
Hudd?field 23 6 6 11 24 35 24
Newcastle....2 6 6 11 19 39 24
3 6 5 12 21
31 23
Brighton
23
S?thampton .23 5 8 10 17 29 23
4 9 10 23 34
21
STOKE
23
West Brom...2 5 5 13 23 50 20
3 3 10 10 18
30 19
Swansea
23 4 5 14 14
35 17
ROSS BARKLEY must wait
for his Chelsea debut
after a minor cock-up.
Boss Antonio Conte had
planned to put his new
�million midfielder on
the bench for tonight?s
FA Cup third-round replay
against Norwich.
But Conte found out two
days ago that Barkley, 24,
is ineligible as he was not
signed in time to play in
the first tie on January 6.
Barkley
joined
from
Everton on January 5 but
not before the midday Cup
deadline
?
a
fact
revealed to Conte by Blues
coach Carlo Cudicini.
Conte
said:
?Carlo
informed me about this.
?Two days ago I was
sure Ross Barkley could
play against Norwich. Not
to start but, for sure, to
play a part of the game.?
Chelsea will now hold
a practice match for
Barkley as a fitness test.
He has not played all
season due to a hamstring
injury that needed surgery, yet may be involved
at Brighton on Saturday.
Chelsea have failed to
score in three games and
look set to miss out on
Arsenal?s Alexis Sanchez.
Conte
said:
?Every
player scored less than
last season. For this reason, we must be worried.?
1GM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
TRANSFER SAGA NEARS END
D
San Jan plan
ALEXIS WON?T WAIT FOR CITY
SWITCH IN THE SUMMER
ALEXIS SANCHEZ will ignore the By NEIL CUSTIS and MARTIN BLACKBURN
huge carrot left dangling for
of the temperamental South
him by Pep Guardiola and join arrival
American on huge wages could put too
Manchester United.
many noses out of joint at a vital stage
Manchester City made it clear on
Monday they were no longer interested
in signing the Arsenal star due to what
they saw as excessive financial demands.
The Premier League leaders said the
door was firmly open for a move in the
summer ? when the Chilean would be a
free agent.
But Sanchez, 29, wants a move now
and both he and United are confident of
the move being completed this week.
Arsenal prefer a player-plus-cash deal
involving United?s Armenian midfielder
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28.
But if that cannot be sorted, United
will offer Arsenal �million cash ? and
Sanchez a wage packet that could add
up to an whopping �0,000 a week.
That would also blow Chelsea?s hopes
of hijacking the deal out of the water
and the Londoners accept they are very
much in third place in the race.
Jose Mourinho hopes this is his ?Robin
van Persie moment? as United show
their bitter rivals City they do not make
the same mistake twice.
Etihad boss Roberto Mancini was set
to sign Van Persie from Arsenal in the
summer of 2012 as he looked to build on
the club?s first Premier League title.
But the move fell through over an
extra � in the Dutch striker?s package
and United pounced.
United won the title that season ? Sir
Alex Ferguson?s last as United boss ?
while Mancini was sacked.
City are clearly in a stronger bargaining position 5 years on, well on their
way to winning the title with probably
the best side the club has ever had
under the guidance of boss Guardiola.
Allowing a player you had signed
sealed and delivered to join your nearest
and most bitter rivals is still a very
dangerous game.
Yet bringing in Sanchez now could
have worked as well it did for Newcastle
signing Tino Asprilla or, for City fans of
a certain vintage, their own club signing
Rodney Marsh.
Guardiola was never convinced about
the
merit
of
signing
his
former
Barcelona favourite in mid-season.
Yes, he wanted him badly last summer
when City had a �m deadline-day bid
knocked back by Arsenal.
And yes, he would have been over the
moon to land him on a free in June.
But the Spaniard expressed his concerns over a January swoop privately
to the Etihad hierarchy in the weeks
leading up to Christmas.
He told chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak,
chief executive Ferran Soriano and director
of football Txiki Begiristain why he was
not comfortable with the idea. That the
of the season.
Making a big signing when you
have lost just once in the league all
season can be seen as a statement.
The final piece of the jigsaw.
Or it can rock the boat and
unsettle a squad which has been
outstanding since August.
Just ask those Newcastle fans
who still have nightmares about the
arrival of the enigmatic Colombian
Asprilla in February 1996.
Or City supporters who recall
Marsh pitching up at Maine Road
from QPR in the spring of 1972.
Guardiola may not be so aware of
those lessons from history but he
did make his feelings clear to the
board that he wanted to wait until
the summer.
Chairman Mubarak was happy
with that ? after all, it made
good business sense to get their
man and pay no transfer fee.
City were also still fuming at
Gunners pulling the plug on
their deal in August and would
love to hit Arsenal in the pocket.
But money was not Guardiola?s big
concern.
His main worry was over the likes of
Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Sergio
Aguero and Gabriel Jesus who have all
played massive parts in City?s breathtaking run this season.
One or more would have to make way
to let Sanchez start on a regular basis.
And then there is the bad feeling that
can come from parachuting in a player
mid-season as the club?s top earner.
Kevin De Bruyne, Jesus, Sane and Sterling could all be in line for new deals
over the coming weeks and months.
Bringing in a player on north of
�0,000 a week ? �0,000 a week
more than any other City player ? could
easily have been unsettling.
New Year?s Eve was the day that
almost changed Pep?s mind, though,
when Jesus limped off at Crystal Palace.
City feared a serious knee injury and
the Brazilian could miss months ?
leaving Guardiola with just Aguero as
an out-and-out striker.
Last week though, Jesus saw
Pep?s
favoured
specialist,
Dr
Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.
The news was good ? he could
be playing again by early February, certainly in time for the
Champions League last-16 date
with Basel on February 13.
So it was back to Plan A for
City . . . which left the door
open for United to come
calling.
VAN GAAL . . . no spirit
Van Gaal. United won both the
EFL Cup and Europa League in
Mourinho?s first season.
While they finished sixth in
the Premier League, the board
accepted that a number of
games had been sacrificed for
the Europa League, which was
FRED . . . City target
Fred just
right, Pep
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
BRAZIL midfielder Fred
would jump at the chance
to play for Pep Guardiola
at Manchester City.
The Etihad chief has put
the Shakhtar Donetsk ace
on his shortlist as he looks
for a long-term replacement for Yaya Toure.
Fred, 24, is valued in
the �million bracket
and impressed Guardiola
when the Ukrainian side
beat City 2-1 in the
Champions
League
on
December 6.
Toure, 34, is contracted
until the end of the
season so City are more
likely to wait until the
summer.
But the Shakhtar ace
said: ?A friend gave me
the news that City and
Guardiola were interested
in me. I?m happy to be so
well known in Europe.
?I
confess
I
wait
patiently for his call to
arrive. I think I would
grow a lot with him.
?England is the best
league in the world and
I?ve always dreamed of
playing there.
?If there is any interest I will talk with my
agent and my family.?
GONZALEZ . . . wanted
Silva is a
Gon-ner
By NEIL ASHTON
RED ALERT . . .
Sanchez is desperate
to move in January
with United in pole
position to buy him
MOURINHO?S NEW DEAL
From Back Page
are happy with each other and
the manager is determined to
take the Premier League title
back to Old Trafford.
Club directors have recognised
real progress on the pitch
since the two seasons under
53
seen as an easier route back
into the Champions League.
Mourinho, 54, has United up
to second now and they eased
into the knockout stages of the
Champions League.
Most importantly, he has got
a spirit back at the club, which
had been lost under Van Gaal.
Mourinho is currently the bestpaid boss in the Prem alongside Manchester City chief Pep
Guardiola on �0,000 a week.
SunSport first revealed in
October that United wanted to
tie down Mourinho long term.
WATFORD are lining up
Malaga chief Jose Gonzalez
to replace Marco Silva.
Silva is on borrowed
time at Vicarage Road
after falling out with club
owners the Pozzo family
when they refused to let
him join Everton before
Christmas.
Watford are reluctant to
sack Silva during the
season but he is unlikely
to last past May.
Gonzalez, 51, is well
known to the Pozzos after
saving
Spanish
outfit
Granada from relegation
in 2016, when they owned
the club.
Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue could be off
even sooner than Silva.
The Frenchman is an
�illion target for former Hornets boss Walter
Mazzarri, who has just
taken over at Torino.
l Ref Roger East and
assistant
Derek
Eaton
have been stood down
from
Premier
League
duties this weekend after
allowing
Abdoulaye
Doucoure?s
handball
equaliser
for
Watford
against Southampton.
54 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
1GM
PREMIER LEAGUE
WILSHERE . . . offer
Jack can
stay for
less pay
EXCLUSIVE
By JUSTIN ALLEN
JACK WILSHERE must pass
a full medical AND take a
20 per cent pay cut to
stay at Arsenal.
The
injury-hit
midfielder?s �,000-a-week
contract runs out this
summer and he can quit
the club on a free transfer.
But Wilshere, 26, has
started the Gunners? last
eight games and boss
Arsene Wenger is offering
him a new deal ? with
two conditions.
A source at Arsenal
revealed: ?The club want
Jack to stay but have to
make sure he is over the
problems he has suffered
over the past few years.
?If Jack was to join
another club he would
have to go through a full
medical. So this is nothing
different from what would
happen elsewhere.
?The
wages
offered
reflect a player who has
been injured a lot.
?Obviously, if he continues to perform over the
long-term then improved
terms can be offered at a
later date.?
Wilshere has been at
Arsenal since he was nine
and made his first-team
debut at 16.
The England star won 34
caps but has not played
for the Three Lions since
the Euro 2016 finals.
Last season?s loan spell
at Bournemouth was cut
short by injury in April.
He made his comeback
in September and is now
praying for an injury-free
season to force his way
into Gareth Southgate?s
World Cup squad.
W
ENGER?S
WENGE
ALL OR
Transfer window
shake-up will be
huge gamble
Theo off
for Good
By MARK IRWIN
THEO WALCOTT will seal a
�million
move
to
Everton today following a
successful medical.
Arsenal?s longest-serving
player aims to relaunch
his faltering career after
12 years at the Emirates.
England ace Walcott,
28, was last night negotiating the final details of a
long-term contract worth
around �0,000 a week.
And he wants to prove
he still has plenty to offer
after nine months without
a Premier League start.
Goodison
boss
Sam
Allardyce hopes Walcott
and �m Cenk Tosun can
bring much-needed pace
and goal threat to his side.
Walcott, who joined for
�m from Southampton
in
2006,
made
397
appearances for Arsenal
and scored 108 times.
He was their second-top
scorer last season with 19
goals despite starting fewer
than half of their games.
TOP EUROPEAN CLUBS BY REVENUE
(End of ?nancial year 2016)
Manchester United
Barcelona
Real Madrid
Bayern Munich
Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester City
ARSENAL
Chelsea
Liverpool
Juventus
Source: Uefa
�2.6m
�1.3m
�1.3m
�6.4m
�1.9m
�3.9m
�4.1m
�1.2m
�1.8m
�3.2m
AVERAGE
COST TO
GO TO
A GAME
(2015-16)*
ARSENAL
Real Madrid
Manchester United
Barcelona
Bayern Munich
ARSENAL
Chelsea
Real Madrid
Liverpool
Bayern Munich
�.86
�.65
�.62
�.35
�.46
*Includes all tickets ? season tickets, membership
tickets, hospitality tickets and specially-priced tickets
�0.1m
�7.4m
�6.5m
�4.7m
�9.4m
TOP
CLUBS BY
GATE
RECEIPTS
(2015-16)
GATE EXPECTATIONS
ARSENAL chiefs vowed
the club would jump to
the
next
level
after
moving from Highbury
to the Emirates Stadium
in 2006.
Well, fans have gone
to the next level when it
comes to forking out to
watch their side struggle
in the Premier League.
They paid �.86 per
game
on
average,
according to a Uefa
financial report covering
the 2015-16 season.
The
Gunners
are
among the continent?s
elite when it comes to
revenue and wages paid.
While
they
have
finally beaten the rest of
Europe in one category
? gate receipts.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
LAST THROW OF DICE
NOTHING
ARSENE WENGER is banking
on a desperate last throw of
the dice to salvage his Arsenal
legacy.
The Gunners? notoriously cautious
boss has been driven to the brink
of despair by the shortcomings of
his failing team.
Now he is prepared to risk everything
with a reckless plunge into the financial
madness of the January transfer market.
And football?s great survivor knows
that these next two weeks will make or
break his managerial reputation.
Because if his plans for a major winter
overhaul fail to stop the rot which has
set in at the Emirates, there will be no
way back for the veteran Frenchman
with the supporters ? and even
some of the directors.
Wenger, 68, is suddenly
determined
to
offload
joint top scorer Alexis
Sanchez for a cutprice fee this month,
despite rejecting a
�million bid from
Manchester City in
the summer.
But the Chile ace
will only leave for
Manchester United if
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
agrees to move the
opposite way.
And the Armenian midfielder
WENGER?S MOST
EXPENSIVE SIGNINGS
Alexandre Lacazette (left, 2017)... �m
Mesut Ozil, (2013)........................ �.5m
Granit Xhaka (right, 2016) .........�.25m
Shkodran Musta? (2016) ............. �.85m
Alexis Sanchez (2014) ................ �m
Lucas Perez (2016) ........................ �m
Calum Chambers (2014) ............. �m
Danny Welbeck (2014) ................... �m
Santi Cazorla (2012)................... �m
Olivier Giroud (2012) ..................... �m
By MARK
IRWIN
is not exactly jumping at the chance to
wear the Arsenal No 7 shirt.
First of all he wants a pay-off from
United for forcing him out with more
than two years left on his contract.
Then he expects Arsenal to break
their wage structure to at least match
the �0,000 a week he currently pockets
for sitting on the Old Trafford bench.
Yet Wenger is not finished there. He is
also ready to gamble a club-record �m
on the wayward but prolific PierreEmerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon striker is apparently keen
on the move to North London after
falling out with Borussia Dortmund boss
Peter Stoger over his poor time-keeping.
But, like the potential Mkhitaryan
signing, the deal could be dependent
on Olivier Giroud agreeing to move to
Germans Dortmund.
Another man central to both deals is
Sven
Mislintat,
Arsenal?s
recentlyappointed head of recruitment, who is
overseeing the transfer business. Mislintat
is Dortmund?s former chief scout.
In all, NINE PLAYERS are potentially
caught up in Arsenal?s transfer web.
A �m move for Bordeaux?s Brazilian
winger Malcom has been lined up.
Bordeaux president Stephane Martin
and owner Nicolas de Tavernet have said
they are not interested in selling the
IT?S BRIT SAD
THEY were meant to represent Arsenal?s
bright future but it went a Brit wrong!
Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Ramsey, Jack
Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Alex OxladeChamberlain all got new deals in 2012.
Theo Walcott also signed fresh terms
soon after this unveiling ? but he is
now on the brink of joining Everton.
Gibbs and The Ox have also left and
Jenkinson is up for grabs on loan, leaving Ramsey and Wilshere . . . if he stays!
powerful 20-year-old. But Malcom?s representatives are interested in negotiating
and are trying to convince Arsenal to
make an offer Bordeaux cannot refuse.
Wenger is confident he will get at
least two new attacking players this
month. He has agreed to sell Theo Walcott for �m to Everton to make room
in his squad, as well as giving the green
light for Sanchez and Giroud to leave.
And that is before we get to the
uncertainty around Mesut Ozil?s contract,
which Arsenal fear will continue to hang
over them for the rest of the season.
Wenger recently claimed he thinks
Ozil is finally ready to sign a new deal
but that optimism is not shared by other
senior executives at the club. They are
convinced the �.5m playmaker will
allow his contract to run down and then
weigh up his options in the summer.
Ozil has yet to attract a single firm
inquiry
this
month,
despite
being
allowed to negotiate with foreign clubs.
But he believes there will be a lot
more interest if he becomes a free agent
in the summer. United, Bayern Munich
and AC Milan have all been touted as
possible destinations for his next move.
No talks have been held with Ozil?s
camp since he rejected an Arsenal offer
worth more than �0,000 per week.
There has also been no new deal
agreed for Jack Wilshere.
As well as trying to keep Ozil and
Wilshere, Wenger is also in the market
for a central defender. He is praying
that West Brom?s Jonny Evans ? the
ninth player in the mix ? will ignore
Pep Guardiola?s interest to sign in N5.
But Arsenal?s record in the transfer
market has been so poor in recent years
there is absolutely no guarantee that any
new signings will save Wenger?s bacon.
It is now approaching four years since
Arsenal bought Sanchez for �m from
Barcelona in July 2014.
Since that ground-breaking deal, they
have splashed out �4m on Mathieu
Debuchy, David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Danny Welbeck, Krystian Bielik,
Gabriel, Petr Cech, Mohamed Elneny,
Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano, Rob
Holding, Lucas Perez, Shkodran Mustafi,
Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac
and Konstantinos Mavropanos.
How many of those 16 have proved an
unqualified success? Arguably none.
Much has been made of the imminent
retirement of Dick Law, Wenger?s loyal
sidekick and long-term transfer fixer.
But anyone who agreed to pay �7m for
Mustafi, Xhaka and Lacazette probably
deserves to be pushed into the long grass.
Now it is Mislintat overseeing business.
He will soon be working alongside
ex-Barcelona director of football Raul
Sanllehi, who joins as head of football
operations the minute the window closes.
Wenger?s power base is clearly being
eroded by the ?catalyst for change?
instigated by Gunners chief executive
Ivan Gazidis last year.
And for a control freak like Wenger,
that surely means the beginning of the
end for football?s longest-serving boss.
55
BENITEZ . . . lack of cash
TOON
From Back Page
thinks the Yorkshirewoman
is a ?self-publicist? who is
wasting his time.
A source close to Ashley
said: ?It is only right to
let the fans know there is
no deal on the table ? or
even under discussion ?
with Amanda Staveley and
PCP Capital Partners.
?Attempts to reach a
deal have proved exhausting, frustrating and a
complete waste of time.?
The Staveley camp is
refusing to break the
terms of the NDA and
make any public response.
SunSport, though, is
aware the would-be buyers
believe this is a tactic
from Ashley in a bid to
smoke her out.
They believe Ashley is
trying to force Staveley
and her partners to up
their offer to nearer his
valuation and there is a
determination not to be
railroaded into a bad deal.
But Ashley is annoyed at
how Staveley has played
out her supposed interest
in Newcastle in public.
Ashley insists he still
wants to sell Newcastle
but there is a feeling he is
waiting to see how much
he will bank when the Premier League?s new TV deal
is announced next month.
The future of Toon boss
Rafa Benitez is also up in
the air as many believe he
will quit in the summer if
Ashley remains in power.
He was frustrated by a
lack of money last transfer window and has so far
not been given any cash
to splash this month.
Dean?s a
?disgrace?
By OSCAR PAUL
REFEREE Mike Dean was
branded ?a disgrace? and
?not honest? by raging
Arsene Wenger.
The
Arsenal
boss
blasted Dean after he
awarded West Brom a
controversial late penalty
for a handball by defender
Calum Chambers in their
New Year?s Eve draw.
Wenger later entered
the officials? changing
room to confront Dean.
The referee?s written testimony, released by the FA
yesterday,
stated:
?Mr
Wenger told the West Brom
steward to ?Let him in?.
?He was very aggressive
leaning towards me, pointing aggressively at me
saying, ?you?re not honest?
on numerous occasions.
?I replied, ?So you?re
calling me a cheat?. He
replied, ?I maintain what I
say, you?re not honest?.
?He then said, ?You?ve
done this to us many
times before, you?re supposed to be professional,
you?re a disgrace?.
?He was then ushered
out of the room by the
West Brom safety officer.?
Earlier this month a disciplinary panel hit Wenger
with a three-game touchline ban and �,000 fine
for the outburst.
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Sun
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HAMMERS SCRAPE
IT IN EXTRA-TIME
OUT OF TOON? . . . Staveley?s bid has hit the buffers
ASH SCRAPS
TOON TALKS
By DAVID COVERDALE
FUMING Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has
walked away from takeover talks with
Amanda Staveley.
Ashley claims any potential deal is off
because he does not believe she is serious
about buying the Premier League club.
The Sports Direct tycoon has been in talks
with Staveley since November and the pair
met at a London curry house last month.
Ashley wanted at least �0million for
Newcastle, with Staveley?s PCP Capital
Partners company, who had signed a NonDisclosure Agreement, tabling a �0m bid.
But SunSport understands the Toon tycoon
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FIRST BIG
SUCCESS
FOR VAR..
No1 PULLOUT - INSIDE
I don?t
care if
players
aren?t
happy
By ANDREW DILLON
ANTONIO CONTE has told
his superstars he does not
care about their happiness.
The Chelsea boss plans a
raft of changes against Norwich tonight and said: ?It?s
Turn to Page 52
HE?S BOSS
. . . Conte is
happy to sub
Hazard (top)
OLD TRAFFORD JOY
Y
Mourinho
agrees
new deal
By NEIL CUSTIS
JOSE MOURINHO is close to
signing a new five-year deal
at Manchester United.
MIND GAMES . . . Joshua and Parker yesterday
JOSHUA TO
FACE TYSON
By WALLY DOWNES Jr
JOSEPH PARKER will try to rattle Anthony
Joshua by letting Tyson Fury walk him out for
their heavyweight unification bout.
The Kiwi started the mind games at yesterday?s press conference to announce the
world title fight in Cardiff on March 31.
WBO champ Parker is pals with Fury who
has waged a social media campaign against
WBA and IBF holder Joshua, 28.
Parker, 26, said: ?It is a possibility he
might walk me in. It might distract Joshua.
?It would be better for me to try and rattle
him and take him off his gameplan. He will
be more focused on being angry.?
Know What I Mean, Harry? ? Page 48
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The club hope to announce the
agreement within the next ten days.
Mourinho initially signed for
only
three
years
when
he
replaced Louis van Gaal as
manager in the summer of 2016.
But Mourinho and the board
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Hammers tame
Shrews...finally
SEE PAGES 4 & 5
No1
Wednesday,
January 17, 2018
EVERY
FA CUP
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WAITING GAME . . . players from both sides try to have
their say as Moss awaits the verdict from the video ref
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TV TIME . . . ref Moss calls for
VAR verdict after Iheanacho
finds the net in second half
Leicester......................2 Fleetwood....................0
By GRAEME BRYCE
KELECHI IHEANACHO made
history by scoring the first
The whole review took 67
goal awarded by VAR in call.
seconds from the moment IheanaEnglish football.
cho?s shot hit the back of the net.
Ref Jon Moss consulted Video
Assistant Referee Mike Jones after
Leicester striker Iheanacho?s 77thminute strike ? his second of the
night ? was ruled out for offside.
But
TV
replays
showed
Iheanacho was just ONSIDE as he
raced on to Riyad Mahrez?s
superb through ball.
And Jones, viewing the game
from the Premier League HQ
near Heathrow, quickly spoke
with Moss to overrule the original
Leicester
boss
Claude
Puel
admitted he has been won over by
the system after voicing doubts.
He said, with a grin: ?I think it
is perfect! Of course it was a
good thing because it was a good
goal. Perhaps with free-kicks it?s
not perfect. But for us certainly it
was a good thing tonight.?
The VAR system was again
being trialled in last night?s FA
Cup third-round replay and will
Turn to Page 2
LINE OF DUTY . . . VAR shows
striker Iheanacho is onside as
Mahrez plays the ball through
2 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2GG
GOALS FA Cup 3rd-round replays
HOORAH
From Page 1
be used for Chelsea?s clash with Norwich
at Stamford Bridge tonight.
England striker Jamie Vardy, who came
on as a sub against his former club,
said: ?It showed VAR does work.?
Iheanacho, who bagged a first-half
opener against Uwe Rosler?s League One
battlers, saw his double set up a fourthround away tie at Peterborough.
The former Manchester City star, 21,
said: ?I didn?t know if I was off or
onside, but Riyad told me I was onside
and I just concentrated on the goal.
?We just waited for the decision. Yes,
the communication with the players is
good enough.?
The momentous decision split opinions
and, not surprisingly, Rosler was not as
impressed.
He said: ?Don?t complicate the game.
The game is beautiful, let it be pure and
also include human errors by the referee. It makes the game. I followed it in
Germany and there?s not a lot of
positivity about it over there.
?Sometimes even VAR is not 100 per
cent clear, so why not let the referee get
on with it?
?It interrupts the game and some
decisions even the VAR can get it wrong.
You can see from different angles and in
some situations you cannot be 100 per
cent certain.
?For me you have the video referee,
yes. But we are not allowed to see the
on-screen replays. We will see how it goes
in the future. But I think there will be
problems before people get used to it.?
SunSport columnist Mark Halsey, a
former top Prem ref, said: ?I was
delighted to see Leicester clearly benefit
from VAR and, hopefully, everyone will
welcome the outcome.
?There?s a lot of people who are
against VAR but we have to embrace it.
VAR is here to stay.?
The Great Video Debate ? Page 8
MADE HIS POINT . . . Leicester ace Iheanacho celebrates netting first goal
MATCH STATS
LEICESTER
FLEETWOOD
72%..............Possession..............28%
3/7........Shots on/off target ........4/2
4................Blocked shots ................0
3.....................Corners.....................1
9...............Fouls conceded...............9
2/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........2/0
KEL?S
VAR AND AWAY . . . second
goal ruled offside but decision
is overturned by video ref
Iheanacho?s double
By GRAEME BRYCE
KELECHI
IHEANACHO
stole the show in Jamie
Vardy?s reunion party to
dump Fleetwood out of
the Cup as he grabbed
English football?s first
VAR-assisted goal.
In normal circumstances
Riyad Mahrez would have
been credited with the assist
for Iheanacho?s killer second
goal after his cute pass set
up the �million striker.
Now he has competition!
Video Assistant Referee Mike
Jones arguably played an even
bigger part in the 77th-minute
strike once it had been wrongly
ruled out for offside.
While the crowd inside the
King Power Stadium and armchair fans around the country
watched
and
waited,
Jones
Leicester........2
Fleetwood.....0
Iheanacho 43, 77
carved his place in English football history by deciding Iheanacho was just ONSIDE!
From his studio at Premier
League HQ near Heathrow, Jones
alerted ref Jon Moss to what he
had
seen
and
the
official
reversed his original call.
It was enough to double Iheanacho?s Leicester goal tally for the
season but the ex-Manchester
City man was also DENIED a
hat-trick by VAR.
He thought he had scored by
rolling home Demarai Gray?s
cutback just after the hour.
But on this occasion VAR
agreed with assistant ref Lee
Betts that the ball had fractionally crossed the byline when
Gray centred. This time the
human eye proved the match of
technology but how often will
that happen in future now the
genie is out of the bottle?
In the end the result was just,
even though Uwe Rosler had a
point when he suggested his
plucky League One side had outplayed their Premier League
opponents for three of the four
halves over both ties.
Foxes boss Claude Puel will
console himself at the prospect of
facing Peterborough in round four.
For Fleetwood they finally had
their taste of Cup romance ten
minutes from time when Vardy
finally came off the bench to an
ovation from both sets of fans.
Town?s most famous old boy
had sat squirming in the posh
seats for the original tie ? this
time he started among the subs.
The absence of Wes Morgan
and
Kasper
Schmeichel
left
Mahrez to slip on the captain?s
armband for the first time and
2GG
7
KELECHI IHEANACHO has seven
goals in eight appearances in
the FA Cup and got his first as
a Leicester player last night.
17
LEICESTER have won 17 of their
last 19 FA Cup home games
against lower-league opposition ?
one draw, one defeat.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
26
3
in association with
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY have not lost
an FA Cup game at Hillsborough to a
lower-division team in 26 years ?
since Feb 1992 (2-1 v Middlesbrough)
MATIAS . . . hails opener
Matias a
Luhukay
charm
Sheffield Wed...2
Carlisle................0
COD GOD . . . Vardy hails fans of former club Fleetwood
SO SWELL
fires Foxes through
lead
Leicester
out.
Having
claimed his Algerian star could
be worth �0m by the summer,
Puel is clearly mounting a charm
offensive to keep hold of him.
Puel said: ?He is a valuable
player of my team ? now he has
the maturity to be captain.?
Then he joked: ?We have an
obligation to keep him as captain . . . then it?s not possible he
can leave the club!?
Winning trophies such as the
FA Cup might be a better way
of convincing Mahrez the grass
really is not that much greener
at rivals like Spurs or Liverpool.
Having made it to Wembley
for last season?s League Cup
final with Southampton, Puel
certainly knows the route to the
national stadium.
Now with Posh in the next
round he might just fancy his
chances of a return trip.
Rosler had vowed to try to
replicate Liverpool?s high-pressing,
high-energy
performance
against Manchester City and for
a while the Cod Army rattled
their top-flight hosts.
The visitors had a decent penalty claim when makeshift rightback Daniel Amartey had both
hands on Amari?i Bell as the
left-back burst into the box.
There was enough contact to
topple the fleet-footed defender
but Moss was having none of it
and VAR decided the official had
not made an obvious error.
Rosler thought otherwise and
his mood did not improve after
35 minutes when Yohan Benalouane launched himself at Jordy
Hiwula with both feet to send
the frontman spinning into the
air ? but Moss reached for his
yellow card instead of red.
Conor McAleny curled a shot
round Amartey from 22 yards
but Eldin Jakupovic dived to his
left to palm it away.
Two minutes from half-time
Iheanacho soothed the Foxes?
fraying nerves by firing Leicester
in front. The striker raced onto
Islam Slimani?s pass, took a brilliant first touch then used his
pace to outstrip Nathan Pond
before slipping the ball under
Chris Neal?s outstretched leg.
But it took until 13 minutes
from time before the tie was settled as Mahrez clipped a delightful ball for Iheanacho to sprint
clear and shoot beyond Neal.
Betts raised his flag for offside
leading ref Moss to call on the
new technology for help.
And justice was done as VAR
proved Iheanacho had timed his
run to perfection.
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
LEICESTER: Jakupovic 7, Amartey 6, Dragovic 6,
Benalouane 6, Fuchs 7, Mahrez 7 (Vardy 81, 6), Silva 7,
Iborra 7, Gray 7, STAR MAN IHEANACHO 8 (Okazaki 81,
6), Slimani 7 (Albrighton 56, 6), Subs not used: Hamer,
Maguire, Ndidi, Barnes. Booked: Iheanacho, Benalouane.
FLEETWOOD: Neal 5, Jones 6, Pond 6, Bolger 6, Bell 7,
Hunter 6, Glendon 6, Schwabl 6 (Grant 72, 5),
Dempsey 6, McAleny 6 (Burns 65, 6), Hiwula 6, (Cole
65, 6). Subs not used: Coyle, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill.
Booked: Glendon, Dempsey.
(Ratings supplied by whoscored.com)
FOX IN THE BOX . . .
Leicester striker Iheanacho
opens scoring for the hosts
By PHIL THOMAS
MARCO
MATIAS
was
thanking
his
Luhukay
stars as Wednesday finally
regained the winning touch.
The Portuguese striker
got the nod for only his
fourth Owls start in twoand-a-half miserable years
at Hillsborough.
And he repaid boss Jos
Luhukay?s faith with the
crucial opening strike to
make sure the Dutch
gaffer?s first home game
was one to remember
despite the swirling snow.
Matias
smashed
an
unstoppable 28th-minute
rocket into the roof of the
net for Wednesday?s first
goal since Boxing Day.
Then Kosovan Atdhe
Nuhiu netted on 66 minutes to seal a first win in
five games for the Championship side.
Luhukay can now look
forward to a fourth-round
home tie with Reading.
He said: ?Marco was
very dangerous for the
whole 90 minutes and his
goal was a good combination with Atdhe.
?He?s not played much
over the last few months
but I will give him more
chances to play.
?I?m happy that both
strikers got the goals,
because that will be great
for their confidence.
?It was a good performance because it wasn?t
easy to play in that
weather.?
Matias has been dogged
by niggling injuries and
dodgy form since his
�illion
arrival
from
Nacional in 2015.
And there was certainly
plenty of pent-up venom
in his finish after Nuhiu?s
flick teed him up just
inside the box.
Matias was certainly
intent on making the most
of his chance, and would
have bagged a quickfire
second, had Jack Bonham
not raced from his goal to
block an angled strike.
But Nuhiu wrapped it
up, cutting inside Gary
Liddle and burying a low
strike past Bonham.
Carlisle boss Keith Curle
admitted: ?I?ve no complaints if I am honest.
?Some of our football in
the first half was Championship and our defending
was League Two.?
4 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
2GG
GOALS FA Cup 3rd-round replays
JUNIOR HIGH . . . Hoilett revels
in his first goal as Pep Guardiola
and Carolyn Radford look on
Pep parties
on Stag do
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LOAD OF
Hammers flops rescued
d
By CARL LONG
JUNIOR HOILETT earned Cardiff a dream FA Cup
clash with Manchester City ? as Pep Guardiola
watched from the stands.
City?s Spanish boss was a guest of Mansfield CEO
Carolyn Radford at this third-round replay and must
have been impressed with the League Two side.
But the Bluebirds finally KO?d the plucky Stags
with two goals in five
second-half minutes.
Asked
about
hosting
City in the fourth round,
boss Neil Warnock joked:
?You have to beat these
teams if you want to win Manga pounced to net.
Then virtually from the
the Cup!
?They are probably the restart, Mansfield went
best in the world right up the other end and
Hayden White crossed for
now, so it?s great.?
A tight first half ended Rose to level.
But
Hoilett?s
double,
a goal apiece as Danny
Rose cancelled out Bruno with Pilkington also on
target,
ended
the
Stags?
Manga?s Bluebirds opener.
But
Warnock?s
men Cup dreams.
Mansfield boss Steve
took control after the
break through Hoilett?s Evans was left raging
first
on
66
minutes that two-goal Hoilett only
before Anthony Pilking- got a yellow in the first
ton struck on 71 minutes. half for a reckless tackle.
He
said:
?He
was
Cardiff were ahead on
34 minutes as keeper straight over the ball. It?s
Conrad
Logan
denied a red card all day ? the
Kenneth
Zohore
but ref?s had a shocker.?
MATCH S
REECE LIGHTNING . . .
Burke fires home West Ham?s
extra-time winner to finally sink
Shrews and celebrates (below)
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Reading............3 Stevenage............0
JON DADI BODVARSSON
fired his first hat-trick in
England to set up a clash
with Sheffield Wednesday.
League Two Stevenage
had the Royals on the
ropes until Bodvarsson
volleyed in on 32 minutes.
The striker, a hero of
Iceland?s epic Euro 2016
campaign, struck again
with a bullet header just
before half-time and completed his treble with a
64th-minute tap-in.
Boro boss Darren Sarll
groaned: ?I?m frustrated
we didn?t take two good
opportunities before Reading scored.?
Matt Godden saw an
By GARETH DAVIES
early header ruled out for
offside, had a first-half
penalty
appeal
turned
down and witnessed Anssi
Jaakkola deny him and
Jack King with vital saves.
Reading were forced to
change into their orange
away shirts at half-time.
But Bod ensured Boro
were left feeling off-colour
as he bagged a fourthround tie at Hillsborough.
Royals boss Jaap Stam
said: ?Our kitman went to
the training ground to get
the orange shirts. Players
complained the colours
were too similar.?
STRIP TEASE . . . Reading switched kits at break after clash
By PAUL JIGGINS
REECE BURKE fired an
extra-time winner as
West Ham narrowly
avoided being tamed
by the Shrews.
This tie was heading
for penalties as the
hapless
Hammers
struggled against their
League One opponents.
But Burke, 21, smashed
in a half-volley with just
seven minutes of extratime remaining to break
Shrewsbury?s hearts and
book
a
fourth-round
trip to either Bournemouth or Wigan.
It was the home-grown
defender?s first goal for the
Hammers and left Shrews
boss Paul Hurst cursing: ?Out
of all the players on show ? and
West Ham.........1
Shrewsbury......0
Burke 113
(After extra-time)
I don?t mean any disrespect to the
scorer ? the goal we conceded was
heart-breaking. I?d rather have lost
to Lanzini or Arnautovic curling
one in the top corner.?
West Ham boss David Moyes
said: ?Reece struck it really well
and we were going to need something like that to win.
?We always looked the most likely
side, albeit it looked like we
couldn?t
score.
But
credit
to
Shrewsbury, they did a really good
job and made it hard for us.
?Cup ties are difficult. The expectation was on us to make the running and that might have been too
much for some of our young players.?
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what was the young defender?s
14th appearance for the club.
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MANSFIELD have not won an FA Cup
home match against a side from
the second tier in 49 years ? since
Jan 1969 (2-1 v Sheffield United).
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READING forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson
scored his first hat-trick in English
football last night ? in what was his
68th appearance.
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callers on BBC?s 606 ?
but was also branded
out of order by co-host
Jason Mohammad.
Sav was accused of
reopening Mohammad?s
spat
with
ex-Wales
boss Chris Coleman,
who snubbed him for
interviews at Euro 2016.
Mohammad, asked if
he
agreed
Coleman
only got the Sunderland job as nobody else
wanted him, said: ?I?m
not commenting on it,
you can ask me for the
next half-an-hour.
?I know what you?re
trying to do here. You
know there was a very
public
disagreement
with the FAW and the
BBC and me.
?I know what you?re
doing, you?re trying to
be a rascal and cause
trouble
with
Chris
Coleman.?
What a rascal, asking
for an opinion on a
radio phone-in.
GLENN HODDLE?S views are as surprising
as ever if his comments on Tottenham?s
P
match against Everton are anything to go by.
With Spurs 1-0 up at half-time, Hoddle said: ?I
don?t think Allardyce will be too down. He will be
quite pleased?. Big Sam must still be deliriously
happy after getting thrashed 4-0 then!
FAN UNITED
start after making his first-team
bow as a sub in Shropshire.
Joe Hart continued his new role
as West Ham?s cup keeper as he
was again named captain against
the club where he started out.
Hurst made three changes to his
line-up following Saturday?s defeat
at promotion rivals Blackburn.
That was the Shrews? first defeat
in 11 matches and they showed just
why they have become so hard to
beat this season.
The first half was a scrappy
affair with Arthur Masuaku seeing
plenty of the ball down the
Hammers? left.
His 18th-minute cross should have
resulted in a penalty when Martinez
was
completely
taken
out
by
Shrews defender Aristote Nsiala.
But ref Jeremy Simpson was
having none of it as he gave a goalkick, much to the frustration of
Hammers coach Stuart Pearce, who
voiced his disapproval to fourth
official James Linington in the technical area. We then had to wait 20
minutes for another incident of note
when Manuel Lanzini, who had
fired over from long-range earlier,
set his sights lower with a powerful
25-yard free-kick which was beaten
away by Dean Henderson.
The feeling inside the stadium
was that the second half could not
possibly be as bad as the first.
It was. Well, almost.
Lanzini?s dart into the box seven
minutes
in
produced
another
penalty shout as he went to ground
under a Nsiala challenge.
But Simpson again waved away
the home side?s appeals.
Lanzini took his fury out on the
ball a few minutes later by wellying
it way over the bar from 25 yards
as West Ham?s frustration grew.
That almost turned to embarrassment in the 63rd minute when their
defence was caught out by a long
ball over the top, giving Stefan
Payne a clear run at goal.
But the Shrews striker was
denied his moment of glory by a
fantastic block from Hart. Moyes
sent on Marko Arnautovic and
Mark Noble for Andre Ayew and
Reece Oxford on 69 minutes and
the hosts began to turn the screw.
Martinez and Arnautovic both hit
the side-netting before the Austrian
curled a shot just wide from the
edge of the box.
Hurst?s heroes almost snatched a
winner in the dying seconds of normal time as Nsiala headed over
when he should have hit the target.
Ben Godfrey made a brilliant
goal-line block to keep out Noble?s
header before James Bolton produced an even better one to deny
Lanzini ? before Burke?s clincher.
DREAM TEAM RATINGS
WEST HAM: Hart 6, Byram 6 (Zabaleta 90, 6), Ogbonna
6, STAR MAN BURKE 7, Masuaku 6, Oxford 6 (Noble 69,
6), Obiang 6, Cullen 6, Lanzini 6, Martinez 6, Ayew 5
(Arnautovic 69, 5). Subs not used: Adrian, Haksabanovic,
Samuelsen, Makasi.
SHREWSBURY: Henderson 6, Riley 6 (Dodds 74, 5),
Nsiala 5, Beckles 5, Sadler 5, Lowe 6 (Bolton 101, 5),
Whalley 6 (Rodman 78, 6), Godfrey 6, Ogogo 5, Nolan 5,
Payne 5 (C Morris 84, 5). Subs not used: John-Lewis,
MacGillivray, B Morris. Booked: Nolan, Ogogo.
APPARENTLY
Man
United have the most
devoted fans in the
world because they buy
more
replica
shirts
than anyone else.
A survey by Ticketgum.com
found
that
out
of
every
1,000
punters the club sells
29.1 of those overpriced,
nasty tops that grown
men across the country
try and fail to squeeze
into on matchdays.
Real Madrid sell only
14.3 shirts per 1,000
fans and Barcelona 12.3.
Which either means
Spanish
fans
don?t
give a hoot about their
club or that English
fans have more money
than sense.
AD
WEST HAM
go a l ke e p e r
Adrian looks
like he is
doing
for
his team?s
climb away
from
the
relegation
zone what
Michael
Jackson did
for dance.
5
6 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
1GG
GOALS Ex-Etihad star says cash
BONY . . . boost
Bony on
the hunt
Swansea
v Wolves
7.45pm, live on
By GARETH MORGAN
WILFRIED BONY is set to
start Swansea?s FA Cup
replay with Wolves.
The striker, 29, wants
to boost his fitness ahead
of Monday?s crunch Prem
clash against Liverpool.
And Swans boss Carlos
Carvalhal will rotate his
side for the arrival of the
Championship leaders at
the Liberty tonight.
Carvalhal, who is chasing
Atletico Madrid pair Nicolas
Gaitan and Kevin Gameiro,
said: ?It?s natural we?ll
make changes because our
main competition is the
Premier League.
?We respect the FA Cup
and we respect Wolves but
we need to give a chance
to those players coming
back from injury.
?This game is also a
chance for us to keep
progressing and improving.
?We will not take risks
with players but we want
to win this game and go
to the next round of this
competition.?
The winners travel to
League Two Notts County
in the fourth round.
Swansea are without
Mike van der Hoorn,
Renato Sanches, Tammy
Abraham, Angel Rangel
and Wayne Routledge.
Mir will
boss it
RAFA MIR hopes to repay
his manager?s faith by
firing Wolves into the
fourth round.
The Spaniard, 20, made
his first-team debut under
Nuno Espirito Santo at
former
club
Valencia,
before switching to Molineux this month.
And the striker could
make his first start for
the Championship leaders?
Portuguese boss tonight,
following two substitute
appearances.
Wolves
keeper
John
Ruddy has been impressed
by the new signing.
Ruddy said: ?He?s been
good,
it?s
obviously
difficult for a young lad
coming over to England
and experiencing a different culture and language.
?Rafa has adapted really
well, again, much like the
rest of the lads who
joined in the summer.
?He?s been welcomed
and taken into the fold in
the dressing room.?
Foden can
be Spur of
the moment
PHIL COULD SHINE AT TOTTENHAM
E
V
I
S
U
L
EXC
ONUOHA
DGE
ONSTURRI
FOR everything Robinho was
doing, Daniel Sturridge was
alongside him as well.
He was, that season around
18 and 19, as good as him
and
that?s
when
we
thought he was some
player. The potential he had, still has,
was scandalous. He was as impressive,
and Robinho will go down as one of
City?s most exciting signings.
He could have progressed had
we not spent big but those
players turned him into a
better footballer.
ONUOHA
NCINI
ONMA
SOME managers love having players
knock on their door, some detest it.
Roberto Mancini didn?t like speaking to
people one-on-one about football and
career-type situations. He would rather let a
director of football deal with it.
I thought I was good enough to get in the
side but I guess it would get political.
Craig Bellamy had a knee problem so
had a schedule that allowed him to play
on Saturday. Training two games, then
two days off. Mancini told him to train
every day or you won?t play. Doing
2-hour sessions, stop start,
was a nightmare for
him.
NEDUM?S CAREER
GAMES
Man City (2004-2012) 116
209
QPR (2012 ? present)
HIS CITY HONOURS..0
WHAT CITY HAVE
WON SINCE HE LEFT
Premier League (2011-12, 2013-14)
FA Cup (2010-11*)
*Onuoha on loan at Sunderland
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
has ruined generation of City boys
NEDUM ONUOHA has a stern
message for Manchester City
prodigy Phil Foden: You would
be better off at Tottenham.
Foden
was
the
star
of
England?s
Under-17
World
Cup win in October and
has
made
four
City
appearances since ? his
one league match being
against Spurs.
Despite the Stockportborn midfielder?s desire to
be a City legend, Onuoha
feels he might stand more
of a chance of making an
impact in North London.
He said: ?Foden could be
Spurs? next star and then
come back to City ? that
would be great for him.
?He
is
certainly
good
enough to play but, when
you have brought in a megamoney player, you don?t buy
him to not play him.
?It
doesn?t
mean
Foden?s
failed if he moves.
?The end goal is to make it for
your local team, but if you don?t,
you
will
make
another
600
appearances for someone else.?
Jadon Sancho, one of Foden?s
fellow Under-17 heroes, left City?s
academy on deadline day last
August in a �million switch to
Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
And another in Tashan Oakley-
By JORDAN DAVIES
Boothe
is
also
seeing
first-team
involvement at Spurs.
Onuoha
added:
?Thinking
about
maybe having a ten to 15-year career
as such, you can?t really waste it.
?You can?t spend a year not playing
if you?re fit. In the end, he will get
what he deserves, whether that?s at
City or somewhere else.?
Onuoha, 31, also came up through
the City youth system ? but he will
celebrate six years at QPR this month.
And that will serve as a painful
reminder of how City dashed his
teenage dreams of being a one-club
legend like Liverpool?s Steven Gerrard.
His City debut came in 2004, aged 17
? the same age as Foden (below).
But a �0m takeover in 2008 and a
raft of big-name arrivals sparked his
� exit four years later.
That ended a 15-year connection
with the club he watched as a ball boy
at Maine Road in the third tier.
Since leaving in January 2012, he has
seen City win two Premier League titles
and two League Cups ? and they look
set for a third Prem crown this season
under Pep Guardiola.
But behind the trophies, Onuoha
reveals the friction and disloyalty that
has seen City lose a host of talented
youngsters in favour of quick success.
Michael Johnson, Kasper Schmeichel,
Daniel Sturridge and Stephen Ireland
are among that group and Onuoha is
warning Foden and Co the chances of
progressing to the first team are still
rare. He said: ?From around 2005 there
were quite a few players coming
through and the transfer policy was a
bit different ? people got chances.
?There was a pathway then because
of the likes of Shaun Wright-Phillips
and Joey Barton.
?They had done it before us. When
you see people do it there is a belief.
?The facilities were OK but not
exceptional and the players coming in
were good and wanted to graft.
?When the money came in, it was a
really significant change for everyone.
?It wasn?t a seamless transition ? new
signings wanted success straightaway.
?And when players are brought in to
find immediate success and they don?t
get it, that?s when you find problems.
?A new 25-man squad with 25 different opinions is a sight to be seen.
?It?s almost as if we were a different
football club back then ? if you are a
City supporter born in 2000, you
wouldn?t believe how it used to be.?
Onuoha admits the fairytale of learning from world-class players soon wore
off ? new faces became the focus,
while academy hopefuls were treated
differently by the board.
New boss Roberto Mancini refused to
speak to the disgruntled old guard
wanting game-time.
And the ?resistant? Robinho affected
the growth of the likes of a young
Ireland ? one of the ?best trainers?
Onuoha has ever seen.
As for Sturridge, Onuoha believes the
18-year-old could have eclipsed the
Brazilian superstar had he been given
the chance to shine. He said: ?Certain
things were disappointing. You get
treated a bit differently from the board
as an academy player.
?They know you love the club, but
with a new signing they have to make
sure they gain a love for the club.
?They would never expose it but I
think they treat you differently because
they know you can take more hits,
unless you are a real marquee player.
?I held my own against the likes of
Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure and
Joleon Lescott ? I don?t remember a
time there where I felt inadequate.
?I think even they thought I should
have played more games. There is
some truth that I?d have played more
had I been bought for mega-money.
?You want to be a Gerrard but the
odds are very much against you.?
For all City?s recent success, Onuoha
feels their brightest young players like
Foden, currently sidelined by an
ankle-ligament injury, could be forced
out by their mega-spending policy.
He said: ?I remember at Sunderland
on loan in 2010 ? everyone?s buzzing
around you because you?re the new guy.
?No one knows you had played in
the academy since you were ten and
no one cares.
?City have players sitting in that
academy now who are the same quality who aren?t getting an initial chance.
?Pep will not buy more players if he
feels he has some ready in the wings.
?But I do think a lot of players in
that set-up will have really good
careers ? just not necessarily at City.?
A
H
O
U
N
O
M
U
D
E
N
SPURRED ON
. . . City starlet
Phil Foden faces
Spurs last month
ONUOHA
NHO
ONROBI
HE was ridiculous ? at the time the
step up in quality was a scandal.
If there was a session that didn?t
just involve heading and kicking, it
was nailed on he would win.
He never kicked anything hard. He
just rolled it in the corners and would
say the aim of football is to score, it
doesn?t have to go in at 100mph.
To say Robinho was resistant
though might be an understatement ? he never smiled if he had
to do any kind of test, and Mark
Hughes hated the shoes he
wore.
ONUOHA
D
ONIRELAN
STEPHEN IRELAND was a
really good trainer ? one of the best I?ve
been around.
But that didn?t mean he would play on a
Saturday, which was crazy because you look
at him and think if you do Monday to Friday
right like him then you will start Saturday.
He was a part of the really successful
youth sides such as the Under-15s to the
U-18s that won several league and cup
titles and hardly lost any games.
He, more than anyone, knew about
City?s ethos from the academy
all the way through to the
first team.
7
in association with
GOSLING . . . Cup hope
Dan has
a dream
Wigan v
Bournemouth
7.45pm
By GRAHAM NICKLESS
DAN GOSLING believes
Bournemouth?s new-found
fighting spirit will see the
Cherries through tonight?s
FA Cup replay at Wigan.
Paul Cook?s League One
leaders took a 2-0 lead in
their third-round tie only
to be pegged back by
defender Steve Cook?s
stoppage-time equaliser.
Midfielder Gosling, 27, a
2009 FA Cup finalist with
Everton, said: ?I?d love to
go back to Wembley this
year because it?s a wonderful experience.
?We were unlucky in the
Carabao Cup at Chelsea
where we dominated in
the second half, levelled in
the last minute and conceded ten seconds later.?
On Sunday, the Cherries
fell behind to Arsenal and
turned it round to win 2-1.
Gosling added: ?The
lads have shown great
character, team spirit and
togetherness
over
the
past few weeks.
?We got pulled back by
Everton at home when we
dominated but still beat
them and got a draw at
Brighton when we went
behind twice.
?Then we came from
behind to beat Arsenal
and we were 2-0 down to
Wigan and got a draw.
?If we can maintain that,
hopefully, we?ll stay in the
Cup and climb the table.?
Leam in
scheme
LEAM RICHARDSON says
Wigan
aim
to
play
Bournemouth at their own
game in a bid to knock
them out of the FA Cup.
League
One
Latics
produced a disciplined
display as they dug in to
hold on for a 2-2 draw at
the Vitality Stadium.
And assistant manager
Richardson admits now is
the time to let off the
shackles and play with a
freedom usually expressed
by their Premier League
opponents.
Ahead of their thirdround replay, Richardson
said: ?It will be a similar
game to the first one. I
wouldn?t say there?s an
outright favourite as we?re
both determined to win.
?But this time we want
to express ourselves and
give our lads the freedom
to play and score goals.?
8 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
1GG
GOALS The great video debate
in association with
England?s
good Eye
EXCLUSIVE
ENGLAND have beaten
By JORDAN DAVIES
Germany in the World
Cup once again.
Hawk-Eye have won licence and their system
the battle to be the official goal-line technology
provider for Russia 2018.
The British computer
company have got the
nod ahead of German
rivals
GoalControl
to
become Fifa?s first choice
for the tournament.
GoalControl were used
for the 2014 World Cup
finals in Brazil.
But they will not be
used for a second straight
tournament
as
HawkEye?s better pricing offers
has helped seal victory.
Hawk-Eye
were
the
first company to receive a
Fifa goal-line technology
is used in Italy, Germany
and Holland as well as
the Prem.
It came through a long
tendering
process
last
year and was fully trialled in Russia during
the Confederations Cup.
The
German
system
was
temporarily
suspended in France after a
series of gaffes but Fifa
said that played no part
in the decision.
However, the French
League
warned
GoalControl in December that
their contract could be
terminated at the end of
the season after technical
issues in the League Cup.
FARKE . . . expecting chaos
TV TIMES . . . German ref
Marco Fritz checks the VAR
during a Bundesliga match
VARKE
EXCLUSIVE
By CHARLIE WYETT
NORWICH manager Daniel
Farke has yet to be
convinced by VAR after
seeing the total chaos it is
causing in Germany.
The Canaries? FA Cup thirdround
replay
with
Chelsea
tonight
will
use
a
Video
Assistant Referee ? seven days
after the system was used at
Stamford Bridge in the Carabao
Cup semi-final against Arsenal.
The Bundesliga has been
trialling VAR all season but it
has proved to be massively
unpopular among many players,
managers and fans.
Including at Borussia Dortmund, where German Farke
was reserve boss last term.
Fans have unfurled banners
begging for the technology to
be scrapped and Hellmut Krug,
head of the VAR centre in
Cologne,
was
sacked
amid
accusations
that
he
was
influencing decisions to help
Schalke, the team he supports.
The Premier League is set to
introduce
the
system
next
season but Farke, 41, said:
?There is a lot of criticism to it
in Germany. At this moment,
you cannot judge whether it
helps or not.
?There have been some really
incorrect decisions so that does
not help.
?You have to give them time
to develop it but, in Germany,
we are certainly concerned
whether it really works.
?On several games it has
helped but in some games it
made things worse because of
the decisions. Sometimes you
Canaries boss
unsure of tech
can have a decision where even
the VAR is not clear if it was a
foul or not a foul.
?There has also been a big
break in some games. We have
to be open-minded but we
cannot use it all the time.?
One of the high-profile VAR
matches was between Dortmund
and Augsburg in September.
Lukasz Piszczek appealed for
a penalty but, while they waited,
Augsburg cleared a set-piece
and went up the other end to
win a corner of their own.
However, before it could be
taken,
VAR
adjudged
that
Polish full-back Piszczek had
been fouled and they were all
sent back as Dortmund were
finally awarded the penalty.
Remarkably, though, the initial
contact appeared to be made
outside of the area so the
actual decision was WRONG ?
but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
then missed the spot-kick in a
game Dortmund still won 2-1.
Farke, poised to complete a
�0,000 deal for Aberdeen and
Scotland star Kenny McLean,
added: ?I saw that game. I have
to be honest, I am a bit old
fashioned and I don?t like to
change football too much.
?We want to improve the
game and the quality of the
decisions have not always been
good. You just have to be
careful that the fluency of the
game is not disturbed. The game
cannot have too many breaks
and too many discussions.
?One of its biggest strengths
is that it is a simple game and
you get quick decisions.
?There are moments when
some are wrong decisions but
that means a lot of discussion
? and that can add a bit, too.
?Goal-line technology is a
brilliant example of how we
can use new technology.
?But VAR is really tricky. In
the big situations, the referees
have not felt so comfortable
with how to deal with it.?
Farke, meanwhile, hopes his
Championship team can deliver
a shock at Chelsea after a 0-0
draw at Carrow Road.
He said: ?Chelsea have drawn
a lot of games recently so there
is a bit more pressure on them.
?The league title is also going
to Manchester City so Chelsea
are now concentrating on the
cups a bit more.
?It will not be easy to repeat
the performance from the first
game but we will try.?
l Cameron
Jerome
has
completed his �illion move
from Norwich to Derby, while
Canaries skipper Russell Martin
has flown to Glasgow ahead of a
proposed loan move to Rangers.
Tweet @CharlieWyett
by Getafe
future after losing
his No 1 spot to Loris
Karius at Liverpool.
He
said:
?The
World Cup is coming
and this situation
cannot last too long.?
Chris goes West
CHRIS HUGHTON is ready to bid �illion
for James Collins.
JACK PAYNE has
BRISTOL
CITY
P
made
a
loan
P
defender Hordur
switch to Blackburn.
Magnusson is wanted
The
Huddersfield
midfielder, 23, spent
the first half of the
campaign at Oxford.
He was recalled but
the Terriers have now
shipped him out again.
by Rostov.
City rejected a bid
from the Russian side
for the long-throwing
Iceland centre-back,
24, on the last day of
the summer window.
CONTE
From Back Page
not important if one
player is happy or not.
?You are very worried
about whether a player is
happy or not. This is not
important.
?My first task is to do
the best for the team and
the club. Not to make
every player happy.
?Otherwise we?d risk finishing 20th in the table.?
Ruthless
Conte
has
subbed Eden Hazard in
each of his last four games
and several other first
teamers are growing frustrated at a lack of action.
Defender David Luiz is
back in the starting line-up
for only the third time
since October, while striker
Michy Batshuayi also gets
a rare run-out in their FA
Cup third-round replay.
Conte added: ?I?m the
coach. I decide.
?There is always this
question about whether
I?m worried about making
my players happy. No. I?m
worried to win.
?It?s not important to
make players happy. The
most important thing is to
win ? and to try and be
honest in your choice.
?I learnt this from my
coaches when I was a
player.
?Maybe in the first
moment, a player could be
angry. But then, after they
reflect, they understand
you are an honest person
and every choice is for
the best for the team ?
and not because one
player is more favoured.?
Barkley?s
debut KO
By ANDREW DILLON
to ward off Crystal
Palace and Watford.
The keeper, 31, is
rated at �5million.
Getafe chief Ramon
Planes said: ?There?s
a renewal proposal.?
The Brighton boss wants to bolster his
defence and West Ham centre-back Collins,
34, has the Premier League experience that
Hughton is looking for.
He also has less than six months left on
his Hammers deal.
Collins has started three Premier League
games in the last month under new West
Ham boss David Moyes but he is yet to agree
fresh terms.
Brighton have been snubbed by Nantes
striker Emiliano Sala, 27, who has signed a
new deal at the Ligue 1 side instead.
CONTE . . . ruthless
PREMIER LEAGU
E
LAMBERT?S PL RECORD
SCARF ACE . . . Paul
Lambert says he is
ready to rescue Stoke
Wins
37
Defeats
65
Draws
37
Total games
Win rate
139
27%
CLUBS MANAGED IN PL
Norwich
(2011-12)
Aston Villa
(2012-15)
P
Man City....... 23 W D L F A Pts
20 2 1 67
Man Utd
23 15 5 3 48 17 62
16 50
Liverpool......2
3 13 8 2 54
28 47
Chelsea
23
Tottenham ..2 14 5 4 41 16 47
3 13 5 5 46
21 44
Arsenal
23
Burnley.........2 11 6 6 41 30 39
3 9 7 7 19
20 34
Leicester
23
Everton........23 8 7 8 34 32 31
7 6 10 25 38
Watford
27
23 7 5 11 33
42 26
West Ham.....2
3 6 7 10 29
41 25
C Palace
23
Bournem?th .23 6 7 10 21 33 25
Hudd?field 23 6 6 11 24 35 24
Newcastle....2 6 6 11 19 39 24
3 6 5 12 21
31 23
Brighton
23
S?thampton .23 5 8 10 17 29 23
4 9 10 23 34
21
STOKE
23
West Brom...2 5 5 13 23 50 20
3 3 10 10 18
30 19
Swansea
23 4 5 14 14
35 17
ROSS BARKLEY must wait
for his Chelsea debut
after a minor cock-up.
Boss Antonio Conte had
planned to put his new
�million midfielder on
the bench for tonight?s
FA Cup third-round replay
against Norwich.
But Conte found out two
days ago that Barkley, 24,
is ineligible as he was not
signed in time to play in
the first tie on January 6.
Barkley
joined
from
Everton on January 5 but
not before the midday Cup
deadline
?
a
fact
revealed to Conte by Blues
coach Carlo Cudicini.
Conte
said:
?Carlo
informed me about this.
?Two days ago I was
sure Ross Barkley could
play against Norwich. Not
to start but, for sure, to
play a part of the game.?
Chelsea will now hold
a practice match for
Barkley as a fitness test.
He has not played all
season due to a hamstring
injury that needed surgery, yet may be involved
at Brighton on Saturday.
Chelsea have failed to
score in three games and
look set to miss out on
Arsenal?s Alexis Sanchez.
Conte
said:
?Every
player scored less than
last season. For this reason, we must be worried.?
1GM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
TRANSFER SAGA NEARS END
D
San Jan plan
ALEXIS WON?T WAIT FOR CITY
SWITCH IN THE SUMMER
ALEXIS SANCHEZ will ignore the By NEIL CUSTIS and MARTIN BLACKBURN
huge carrot left dangling for
of the temperamental South
him by Pep Guardiola and join arrival
American on huge wages could put too
Manchester United.
many noses out of joint at a vital stage
Manchester City made it clear on
Monday they were no longer interested
in signing the Arsenal star due to what
they saw as excessive financial demands.
The Premier League leaders said the
door was firmly open for a move in the
summer ? when the Chilean would be a
free agent.
But Sanchez, 29, wants a move now
and both he and United are confident of
the move being completed this week.
Arsenal prefer a player-plus-cash deal
involving United?s Armenian midfielder
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 28.
But if that cannot be sorted, United
will offer Arsenal �million cash ? and
Sanchez a wage packet that could add
up to an whopping �0,000 a week.
That would also blow Chelsea?s hopes
of hijacking the deal out of the water
and the Londoners accept they are very
much in third place in the race.
Jose Mourinho hopes this is his ?Robin
van Persie moment? as United show
their bitter rivals City they do not make
the same mistake twice.
Etihad boss Roberto Mancini was set
to sign Van Persie from Arsenal in the
summer of 2012 as he looked to build on
the club?s first Premier League title.
But the move fell through over an
extra � in the Dutch striker?s package
and United pounced.
United won the title that season ? Sir
Alex Ferguson?s last as United boss ?
while Mancini was sacked.
City are clearly in a stronger bargaining position 5 years on, well on their
way to winning the title with probably
the best side the club has ever had
under the guidance of boss Guardiola.
Allowing a player you had signed
sealed and delivered to join your nearest
and most bitter rivals is still a very
dangerous game.
Yet bringing in Sanchez now could
have worked as well it did for Newcastle
signing Tino Asprilla or, for City fans of
a certain vintage, their own club signing
Rodney Marsh.
Guardiola was never convinced about
the
merit
of
signing
his
former
Barcelona favourite in mid-season.
Yes, he wanted him badly last summer
when City had a �m deadline-day bid
knocked back by Arsenal.
And yes, he would have been over the
moon to land him on a free in June.
But the Spaniard expressed his concerns over a January swoop privately
to the Etihad hierarchy in the weeks
leading up to Christmas.
He told chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak,
chief executive Ferran Soriano and director
of football Txiki Begiristain why he was
not comfortable with the idea. That the
of the season.
Making a big signing when you
have lost just once in the league all
season can be seen as a statement.
The final piece of the jigsaw.
Or it can rock the boat and
unsettle a squad which has been
outstanding since August.
Just ask those Newcastle fans
who still have nightmares about the
arrival of the enigmatic Colombian
Asprilla in February 1996.
Or City supporters who recall
Marsh pitching up at Maine Road
from QPR in the spring of 1972.
Guardiola may not be so aware of
those lessons from history but he
did make his feelings clear to the
board that he wanted to wait until
the summer.
Chairman Mubarak was happy
with that ? after all, it made
good business sense to get their
man and pay no transfer fee.
City were also still fuming at
Gunners pulling the plug on
their deal in August and would
love to hit Arsenal in the pocket.
But money was not Guardiola?s big
concern.
His main worry was over the likes of
Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Sergio
Aguero and Gabriel Jesus who have all
played massive parts in City?s breathtaking run this season.
One or more would have to make way
to let Sanchez start on a regular basis.
And then there is the bad feeling that
can come from parachuting in a player
mid-season as the club?s top earner.
Kevin De Bruyne, Jesus, Sane and Sterling could all be in line for new deals
over the coming weeks and months.
Bringing in a player on north of
�0,000 a week ? �0,000 a week
more than any other City player ? could
easily have been unsettling.
New Year?s Eve was the day that
almost changed Pep?s mind, though,
when Jesus limped off at Crystal Palace.
City feared a serious knee injury and
the Brazilian could miss months ?
leaving Guardiola with just Aguero as
an out-and-out striker.
Last week though, Jesus saw
Pep?s
favoured
specialist,
Dr
Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.
The news was good ? he could
be playing again by early February, certainly in time for the
Champions League last-16 date
with Basel on February 13.
So it was back to Plan A for
City . . . which left the door
open for United to come
calling.
VAN GAAL . . . no spirit
Van Gaal. United won both the
EFL Cup and Europa League in
Mourinho?s first season.
While they finished sixth in
the Premier League, the board
accepted that a number of
games had been sacrificed for
the Europa League, which was
FRED . . . City target
Fred just
right, Pep
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
BRAZIL midfielder Fred
would jump at the chance
to play for Pep Guardiola
at Manchester City.
The Etihad chief has put
the Shakhtar Donetsk ace
on his shortlist as he looks
for a long-term replacement for Yaya Toure.
Fred, 24, is valued in
the �million bracket
and impressed Guardiola
when the Ukrainian side
beat City 2-1 in the
Champions
League
on
December 6.
Toure, 34, is contracted
until the end of the
season so City are more
likely to wait until the
summer.
But the Shakhtar ace
said: ?A friend gave me
the news that City and
Guardiola were interested
in me. I?m happy to be so
well known in Europe.
?I
confess
I
wait
patiently for his call to
arrive. I think I would
grow a lot with him.
?England is the best
league in the world and
I?ve always dreamed of
playing there.
?If there is any interest I will talk with my
agent and my family.?
GONZALEZ . . . wanted
Silva is a
Gon-ner
By NEIL ASHTON
RED ALERT . . .
Sanchez is desperate
to move in January
with United in pole
position to buy him
MOURINHO?S NEW DEAL
From Back Page
are happy with each other and
the manager is determined to
take the Premier League title
back to Old Trafford.
Club directors have recognised
real progress on the pitch
since the two seasons under
53
seen as an easier route back
into the Champions League.
Mourinho, 54, has United up
to second now and they eased
into the knockout stages of the
Champions League.
Most importantly, he has got
a spirit back at the club, which
had been lost under Van Gaal.
Mourinho is currently the bestpaid boss in the Prem alongside Manchester City chief Pep
Guardiola on �0,000 a week.
SunSport first revealed in
October that United wanted to
tie down Mourinho long term.
WATFORD are lining up
Malaga chief Jose Gonzalez
to replace Marco Silva.
Silva is on borrowed
time at Vicarage Road
after falling out with club
owners the Pozzo family
when they refused to let
him join Everton before
Christmas.
Watford are reluctant to
sack Silva during the
season but he is unlikely
to last past May.
Gonzalez, 51, is well
known to the Pozzos after
saving
Spanish
outfit
Granada from relegation
in 2016, when they owned
the club.
Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue could be off
even sooner than Silva.
The Frenchman is an
�illion target for former Hornets boss Walter
Mazzarri, who has just
taken over at Torino.
l Ref Roger East and
assistant
Derek
Eaton
have been stood down
from
Premier
League
duties this weekend after
allowing
Abdoulaye
Doucoure?s
handball
equaliser
for
Watford
against Southampton.
54 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
1GM
PREMIER LEAGUE
WILSHERE . . . offer
Jack can
stay for
less pay
EXCLUSIVE
By JUSTIN ALLEN
JACK WILSHERE must pass
a full medical AND take a
20 per cent pay cut to
stay at Arsenal.
The
injury-hit
midfielder?s �,000-a-week
contract runs out this
summer and he can quit
the club on a free transfer.
But Wilshere, 26, has
started the Gunners? last
eight games and boss
Arsene Wenger is offering
him a new deal ? with
two conditions.
A source at Arsenal
revealed: ?The club want
Jack to stay but have to
make sure he is over the
problems he has suffered
over the past few years.
?If Jack was to join
another club he would
have to go through a full
medical. So this is nothing
different from what would
happen elsewhere.
?The
wages
offered
reflect a player who has
been injured a lot.
?Obviously, if he continues to perform over the
long-term then improved
terms can be offered at a
later date.?
Wilshere has been at
Arsenal since he was nine
and made his first-team
debut at 16.
The England star won 34
caps but has not played
for the Three Lions since
the Euro 2016 finals.
Last season?s loan spell
at Bournemouth was cut
short by injury in April.
He made his comeback
in September and is now
praying for an injury-free
season to force his way
into Gareth Southgate?s
World Cup squad.
W
ENGER?S
WENGE
ALL OR
Transfer window
shake-up will be
huge gamble
Theo off
for Good
By MARK IRWIN
THEO WALCOTT will seal a
�million
move
to
Everton today following a
successful medical.
Arsenal?s longest-serving
player aims to relaunch
his faltering career after
12 years at the Emirates.
England ace Walcott,
28, was last night negotiating the final details of a
long-term contract worth
around �0,000 a week.
And he wants to prove
he still has plenty to offer
after nine months without
a Premier League start.
Goodison
boss
Sam
Allardyce hopes Walcott
and �m Cenk Tosun can
bring much-needed pace
and goal threat to his side.
Walcott, who joined for
�m from Southampton
in
2006,
made
397
appearances for Arsenal
and scored 108 times.
He was their second-top
scorer last season with 19
goals despite starting fewer
than half of their games.
TOP EUROPEAN CLUBS BY REVENUE
(End of ?nancial year 2016)
Manchester United
Barcelona
Real Madrid
Bayern Munich
Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester City
ARSENAL
Chelsea
Liverpool
Juventus
Source: Uefa
�2.6m
�1.3m
�1.3m
�6.4m
�1.9m
�3.9m
�4.1m
�1.2m
�1.8m
�3.2m
AVERAGE
COST TO
GO TO
A GAME
(2015-16)*
ARSENAL
Real Madrid
Manchester United
Barcelona
Bayern Munich
ARSENAL
Chelsea
Real Madrid
Liverpool
Bayern Munich
�.86
�.65
�.62
�.35
�.46
*Includes all tickets ? season tickets, membership
tickets, hospitality tickets and specially-priced tickets
�0.1m
�7.4m
�6.5m
�4.7m
�9.4m
TOP
CLUBS BY
GATE
RECEIPTS
(2015-16)
GATE EXPECTATIONS
ARSENAL chiefs vowed
the club would jump to
the
next
level
after
moving from Highbury
to the Emirates Stadium
in 2006.
Well, fans have gone
to the next level when it
comes to forking out to
watch their side struggle
in the Premier League.
They paid �.86 per
game
on
average,
according to a Uefa
financial report covering
the 2015-16 season.
The
Gunners
are
among the continent?s
elite when it comes to
revenue and wages paid.
While
they
have
finally beaten the rest of
Europe in one category
? gate receipts.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 ...............
LAST THROW OF DICE
NOTHING
ARSENE WENGER is banking
on a desperate last throw of
the dice to salvage his Arsenal
legacy.
The Gunners? notoriously cautious
boss has been driven to the brink
of despair by the shortcomings of
his failing team.
Now he is prepared to risk everything
with a reckless plunge into the financial
madness of the January transfer market.
And football?s great survivor knows
that these next two weeks will make or
break his managerial reputation.
Because if his plans for a major winter
overhaul fail to stop the rot which has
set in at the Emirates, there will be no
way back for the veteran Frenchman
with the supporters ? and even
some of the directors.
Wenger, 68, is suddenly
determined
to
offload
joint top scorer Alexis
Sanchez for a cutprice fee this month,
despite rejecting a
�million bid from
Manchester City in
the summer.
But the Chile ace
will only leave for
Manchester United if
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
agrees to move the
opposite way.
And the Armenian midfielder
WENGER?S MOST
EXPENSIVE SIGNINGS
Alexandre Lacazette (left, 2017)... �m
Mesut Ozil, (2013)........................ �.5m
Granit Xhaka (right, 2016) .........�.25m
Shkodran Musta? (2016) ............. �.85m
Alexis Sanchez (2014) ................ �m
Lucas Perez (2016) ........................ �m
Calum Chambers (2014) ............. �m
Danny Welbeck (2014) ................... �m
Santi Cazorla (2012)................... �m
Olivier Giroud (2012) ..................... �m
By MARK
IRWIN
is not exactly jumping at the chance to
wear the Arsenal No 7 shirt.
First of all he wants a pay-off from
United for forcing him out with more
than two years left on his contract.
Then he expects Arsenal to break
their wage structure to at least match
the �0,000 a week he currently pockets
for sitting on the Old Trafford bench.
Yet Wenger is not finished there. He is
also ready to gamble a club-record �m
on the wayward but prolific PierreEmerick Aubameyang.
The Gabon striker is apparently keen
on the move to North London after
falling out with Borussia Dortmund boss
Peter Stoger over his poor time-keeping.
But, like the potential Mkhitaryan
signing, the deal could be dependent
on Olivier Giroud agreeing to move to
Germans Dortmund.
Another man central to both deals is
Sven
Mislintat,
Arsenal?s
recentlyappointed head of recruitment, who is
overseeing the transfer business. Mislintat
is Dortmund?s former chief scout.
In all, NINE PLAYERS are potentially
caught up in Arsenal?s transfer web.
A �m move for Bordeaux?s Brazilian
winger Malcom has been lined up.
Bordeaux president Stephane Martin
and owner Nicolas de Tavernet have said
they are not interested in selling the
IT?S BRIT SAD
THEY were meant to represent Arsenal?s
bright future but it went a Brit wrong!
Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Ramsey, Jack
Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Alex OxladeChamberlain all got new deals in 2012.
Theo Walcott also signed fresh terms
soon after this unveiling ? but he is
now on the brink of joining Everton.
Gibbs and The Ox have also left and
Jenkinson is up for grabs on loan, leaving Ramsey and Wilshere . . . if he stays!
powerful 20-year-old. But Malcom?s representatives are interested in negotiating
and are trying to convince Arsenal to
make an offer Bordeaux cannot refuse.
Wenger is confident he will get at
least two new attacking players this
month. He has agreed to sell Theo Walcott for �m to Everton to make room
in his squad, as well as giving the green
light for Sanchez and Giroud to leave.
And that is before we get to the
uncertainty around Mesut Ozil?s contract,
which Arsenal fear will continue to hang
over them for the rest of the season.
Wenger recently claimed he thinks
Ozil is finally ready to sign a new deal
but that optimism is not shared by other
senior executives at the club. They are
convinced the �.5m playmaker will
allow his contract to run down and then
weigh up his options in the summer.
Ozil has yet to attract a single firm
inquiry
this
month,
despite
being
allowed to negotiate with foreign clubs.
But he believes there will be a lot
more interest if he becomes a free agent
in the summer. United, Bayern Munich
and AC Milan have all been touted as
possible destinations for his next move.
No talks have been held with Ozil?s
camp since he rejected an Arsenal offer
worth more than �0,000 per week.
There has also been no new deal
agreed for Jack Wilshere.
As well as trying to keep Ozil and
Wilshere, Wenger is also in the market
for a central defender. He is praying
that West Brom?s Jonny Evans ? the
ninth player in the mix ? will ignore
Pep Guardiola?s interest to sign in N5.
But Arsenal?s record in the transfer
market has been so poor in recent years
there is absolutely no guarantee that any
new signings will save Wenger?s bacon.
It is now approaching four years since
Arsenal bought Sanchez for �m from
Barcelona in July 2014.
Since that ground-breaking deal, they
have splashed out �4m on Mathieu
Debuchy, David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Danny Welbeck, Krystian Bielik,
Gabriel, Petr Cech, Mohamed Elneny,
Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano, Rob
Holding, Lucas Perez, Shkodran Mustafi,
Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac
and Konstantinos Mavropanos.
How many of those 16 have proved an
unqualified success? Arguably none.
Much has been made of the imminent
retirement of Dick Law, Wenger?s loyal
sidekick and long-term transfer fixer.
But anyone who agreed to pay �7m for
Mustafi, Xhaka and Lacazette probably
deserves to be pushed into the long grass.
Now it is Mislintat overseeing business.
He will soon be working alongside
ex-Barcelona director of football Raul
Sanllehi, who joins as head of football
operations the minute the window closes.
Wenger?s power base is clearly being
eroded by the ?catalyst for change?
instigated by Gunners chief executive
Ivan Gazidis last year.
And for a control freak like Wenger,
that surely means the beginning of the
end for football?s longest-serving boss.
55
BENITEZ . . . lack of cash
TOON
From Back Page
thinks the Yorkshirewoman
is a ?self-publicist? who is
wasting his time.
A source close to Ashley
said: ?It is only right to
let the fans know there is
no deal on the table ? or
even under discussion ?
with Amanda Staveley and
PCP Capital Partners.
?Attempts to reach a
deal have proved exhausting, frustrating and a
complete waste of time.?
The Staveley camp is
refusing to break the
terms of the NDA and
make any public response.
SunSport, though, is
aware the would-be buyers
believe this is a tactic
from Ashley in a bid to
smoke her out.
They believe Ashley is
trying to force Staveley
and her partners to up
their offer to nearer his
valuation and there is a
determination not to be
railroaded into a bad deal.
But Ashley is annoyed at
how Staveley has played
out her supposed interest
in Newcastle in public.
Ashley insists he still
wants to sell Newcastle
but there is a feeling he is
waiting to see how much
he will bank when the Premier League?s new TV deal
is announced next month.
The future of Toon boss
Rafa Benitez is also up in
the air as many believe he
will quit in the summer if
Ashley remains in power.
He was frustrated by a
lack of money last transfer window and has so far
not been given any cash
to splash this month.
Dean?s a
?disgrace?
By OSCAR PAUL
REFEREE Mike Dean was
branded ?a disgrace? and
?not honest? by raging
Arsene Wenger.
The
Arsenal
boss
blasted Dean after he
awarded West Brom a
controversial late penalty
for a handball by defender
Calum Chambers in their
New Year?s Eve draw.
Wenger later entered
the officials? changing
room to confront Dean.
The referee?s written testimony, released by the FA
yesterday,
stated:
?Mr
Wenger told the West Brom
steward to ?Let him in?.
?He was very aggressive
leaning towards me, pointing aggressively at me
saying, ?you?re not honest?
on numerous occasions.
?I replied, ?So you?re
calling me a cheat?. He
replied, ?I maintain what I
say, you?re not honest?.
?He then said, ?You?ve
done this to us many
times before, you?re supposed to be professional,
you?re a disgrace?.
?He was then ushered
out of the room by the
West Brom safety officer.?
Earlier this month a disciplinary panel hit Wenger
with a three-game touchline ban and �,000 fine
for the outburst.
56 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Sun
thesun.co.uk/sport
CONTE:
Sport
HAMMERS SCRAPE
IT IN EXTRA-TIME
OUT OF TOON? . . . Staveley?s bid has hit the buffers
ASH SCRAPS
TOON TALKS
By DAVID COVERDALE
FUMING Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has
walked away from takeover talks with
Amanda Staveley.
Ashley claims any potential deal is off
because he does not believe she is serious
about buying the Premier League club.
The Sports Direct tycoon has been in talks
with Staveley since November and the pair
met at a London curry house last month.
Ashley wanted at least �0million for
Newcastle, with Staveley?s PCP Capital
Partners company, who had signed a NonDisclosure Agreement, tabling a �0m bid.
But SunSport understands the Toon tycoon
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FIRST BIG
SUCCESS
FOR VAR..
No1 PULLOUT - INSIDE
I don?t
care if
players
aren?t
happy
By ANDREW DILLON
ANTONIO CONTE has told
his superstars he does not
care about their happiness.
The Chelsea boss plans a
raft of changes against Norwich tonight and said: ?It?s
Turn to Page 52
HE?S BOSS
. . . Conte is
happy to sub
Hazard (top)
OLD TRAFFORD JOY
Y
Mourinho
agrees
new deal
By NEIL CUSTIS
JOSE MOURINHO is close to
signing a new five-year deal
at Manchester United.
MIND GAMES . . . Joshua and Parker yesterday
JOSHUA TO
FACE TYSON
By WALLY DOWNES Jr
JOSEPH PARKER will try to rattle Anthony
Joshua by letting Tyson Fury walk him out for
their heavyweight unification bout.
The Kiwi started the mind games at yesterday?s press conference to announce the
world title fight in Cardiff on March 31.
WBO champ Parker is pals with Fury who
has waged a social media campaign against
WBA and IBF holder Joshua, 28.
Parker, 26, said: ?It is a possibility he
might walk me in. It might distract Joshua.
?It would be better for me to try and rattle
him and take him off his gameplan. He will
be more focused on being angry.?
Know What I Mean, Harry? ? Page 48
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The club hope to announce the
agreement within the next ten days.
Mourinho initially signed for
only
three
years
when
he
replaced Louis van Gaal as
manager in the summer of 2016.
But Mourinho and the board
Turn to Page 53
JOSE TO PEN
5-YR UNITED
CONTRACT
...AND
HE?S ALSO
CLOSE TO
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By GRAEME BRYCE
KELECHI IHEANACHO made
history by scoring the first
The whole review took 67
goal awarded by VAR in call.
seconds from the moment IheanaEnglish football.
cho?s shot hit the back of the net.
Ref Jon Moss consulted Video
Assistant Referee Mike Jones after
Leicester striker Iheanacho?s 77thminute strike ? his second of the
night ? was ruled out for offside.
But
TV
replays
showed
Iheanacho was just ONSIDE as he
raced on to Riyad Mahrez?s
superb through ball.
And Jones, viewing the game
from the Premier League HQ
near Heathrow, quickly spoke
with Moss to overrule the original
Leicester
boss
Claude
Puel
admitted he has been won over by
the system after voicing doubts.
He said, with a grin: ?I think it
is perfect! Of course it was a
good thing because it was a good
goal. Perhaps with free-kicks it?s
not perfect. But for us certainly it
was a good thing tonight.?
The VAR system was again
being trialled in last night?s FA
Cup third-round replay and will
Turn to Page 2
LINE OF DUTY . . . VAR shows
striker Iheanacho is onside as
Mahrez plays the ball through
2 ............... Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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GOALS FA Cup 3rd-round replays
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From Page 1
be used for Chelsea?s clash with Norwich
at Stamford Bridge tonight.
England striker Jamie Vardy, who came
on as a sub against his former club,
said: ?It showed VAR does work.?
Iheanacho, who bagged a first-half
opener against Uwe Rosler?s League One
battlers, saw his double set up a fourthround away tie at Peterborough.
The former Manchester City star, 21,
said: ?I didn?t know if I was off or
onside, but Riyad told me I was onside
and I just concentrated on the goal.
?We just waited for the decision. Yes,
the communication with the players is
good enough.?
The momentous decision split opinions
and, not surprisingly, Rosler was not as
impressed.
He said: ?Don?t complicate the game.
The game is beautiful, let it be pure and
also include human errors by the referee. It makes the game. I followed it in
Germany and there?s not a lot of
positivity about it over there.
?Sometimes even VAR is not 100 per
cent clear, so why not let the referee get
on with it?
?It interrupts the game and some
decisions even the VAR can get it wrong.
You can see from different angles and in
some situations you cannot be 100 per
cent certain.
?For me you have the video referee,
yes. But we are not allowed to see the
on-screen replays. We will see how it goes
in the future. But I think there will be
problems before people get used to it.?
SunSport columnist Mark Halsey, a
former top Prem ref, said: ?I was
delighted to see Leicester clearly benefit
from VAR and, hopefully, everyone will
welcome the outcome.
?There?s a lot of people who are
against VAR but we have to embrace it.
VAR is here to stay.?
The Great Video Debate ? Page 8
MADE HIS POINT . . . Leicester ace Iheanacho celebrates netting first goal
MATCH STATS
LEICESTER
FLEETWOOD
72%..............Possession..............28%
3/7........Shots on/off target ........4/2
4................Blocked shots ................0
3.....................Corners.....................1
9...............Fouls conceded...............9
2/0 ..........Yellow/red cards ..........2/0
KEL?S
VAR AND AWAY . . . second
goal ruled offside but decision
is overturned by video ref
Iheanacho?s double
By GRAEME BRYCE
KELECHI
IHEANACHO
stole the show in Jamie
Vardy?s reunion party to
dump Fleetwood out of
the Cup as he grabbed
English football?s 
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