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THE
Monday, March 26, 2018
Mr Hunt . . . yesterday
Calls for
new tax
to boost
the NHS
By STEVE HAWKES
JEREMY HUNT yesterday
called for a new NHS
tax ? as nearly 100 MPs
demanded an all-party
inquiry into the health
service?s future funding.
The Health Secretary
threatened a damaging
rift with the Treasury by
saying he believed the
public would back a tax
if
cash
is
funnelled
directly to the NHS.
He said: ?They want to
know every penny is
going to be spent wisely.?
Full Story ? Page Two
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KILLER
JUNKIE
OUT
...IN A
FROCK
EXCLUSIVE by NICK PARKER
A JUNKIE who killed a fashion
designer at Harrow School walks
free ? after becoming a crossdresser in a secure mental unit.
William Jaggs, 34 ? who
stabbed Lucy Braham,
left,
66
times ? is
allowed out as part of
a phased release. Lucy?s
dad Jason said: ?I feel
he?s still a danger.?
Full Story ? Pages
Four and Five
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IT?S BACK!
2 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
2GM
98 MPs DEMAND FUNDING PROBE
RAISE �N FOR
NHS WITH 1P TAX
A PENNY levy would
raise �illion for the
cash-strapped NHS.
Health
Secretary
Jeremy Hunt suggested
the new tax yesterday
as 98 MPs from all
sides called for a fresh
look at funding.
Aid . . NHS could get cash injection
Mr Hunt warned: ?It is
beyond dispute that with a
million more over-75s in
ten years, the NHS and
social care systems are
going to need more money.?
He added: ?The public
are very clear that for that
specific issue they are
willing to pay more tax,
C-CHARGE
INCREASES
POLLUTION
By STEVE HAWKES
and HUGO GYE
but want to know that
every penny is going to be
spent wisely.?
Meanwhile Tory, Labour
and Lib Dem MPs united
to urge PM Theresa May
to ?help break a political
deadlock? by launching a
cross-party Parliamentary
Commission to study
cash for health and
social care.
In a push led by
Health Committee
chair
and
Tory
backbencher
Sarah Wollaston,
they
said
a
?hypothecated?
tax ? where funds bypass
the
Treasury
and
go
straight to the NHS ?
should be considered.
Challenged yesterday on
ITV about his comments
to the Mail on Sunday, Mr
Hunt said it was ?premature? to talk about if the
tax would happen.
But he said the Government had to start looking
at ?innovative? measures.
And he stepped up
calls for the Treasury
to take a longer-term
view on NHS funding. He explained:
?I?ve said before I
think it should be a
Cross-party call
. . . Dr Wollaston
STORMY
BREWING
AN interview with the
porn star who claims
she had an affair with
Donald Trump was set
to be aired on US
television last night.
Stormy Daniels, 39,
says she had a relationship with the President in 2006 and 2007.
Her chat with CBS?s
60
Minutes
host
Anderson Cooper, left,
is the first TV interview in which Daniels,
real name Stephanie
Clifford,
speaks
about
the
alleged
relationship.
Mr Trump
has
denied
an affair.
By NEIL SYSON
LONDON?S congestion charge has
increased deadly diesel pollution by a
fifth, scientists warn.
The fee for peak-time traffic ? currently
�.50 a day ? was introduced by thenmayor Ken Livingstone in 2003. It has
reduced some forms of pollution such as carbon monoxide, particulate matter and
nitrous oxide.
But because it led to more
miles being driven by diesel
buses and taxis, it also saw
a hike in nitrogen dioxide.
This has risen by 20 per
cent and causes a higher
risk of severe lung and respiratory problems.
Experts from Lancaster Fee
. . Livingstone
University, the US and Norway revealed the danger at
a conference in Brighton. They said congestion charges cut the total road miles driven
and increase travel speed.
But while overall pollution levels had
dropped in London, that could be down to
other factors such as technological improvements. They added: ?The reduction could
have happened even without the charge.?
VW car fix
?power fail?
ONE in 10 of those polled
who had cars fixed by VW
after the emissions scandal claim to have since
lost power at high speed.
And of 11,600 who
replied to lawyers, 18 per
cent said fuel efficiency
was worse after the fixes.
But VW said the ?overwhelming majority? of its
customers were satisfied.
MIGRANT ?COP-OUT?
THERESA MAY has been
accused of betraying Leave
voters by ?surrendering? any
attempt to tackle EU immigration in talks with Brussels.
Migration Watch slammed
the PM, left, for the cop-out
and said ?the electorate
will not forgive them?
if they fail to restrict
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ten-year settlement. If we
do that we will get a
much better deal for taxpayers.?
The intervention stunned
Downing Street, though
allies said the tax was
something the Health Secretary has been calling for
privately for some time.
A No10 source insisted:
?Tax is a matter for the
Chancellor.
?While any Health Secretary would want to see
extra funding, Mr Hunt
also made clear the economic growth that other
parties
simply
couldn?t
deliver is crucial in funding our NHS.?
steve.hawkes@the-sun.co.uk
TODAY: A chilly start to the day,
though largely dry and bright,
except for Northern Ireland. But
thereafter it will become cloudy
from the West, with light rain.
TONIGHT: Cloudy and wet for all
overnight, with any clear spells
brief. The rain will be heavy at times
and also prolonged, especially for
the north half of Britain. Becoming
increasingly windy.
OUTLOOK: A breezy and cloudy
day tomorrow, with rain across
most regions. The heaviest rain is
expected in the North. After a cloudy
start on Wednesday, bright spells
will develop in the South and West.
TUE 13?
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EXCLUSIVE by STEVE HAWKES
immigration in the final deal.
Writing for The Sun, vice
chair
Alp
Mehmet
said:
?Immigration was the single
most important concern on
the eve of the referendum. It
has since been ignored.?
EU Must Be Potty ? Page Six
PUZZLES: PAGE 43
BoJo Bites Back ? Page Six
CORRECTIONS &
CLARIFICATIONS
An article, ?Vote for bargains?
(27
Feb)
described the potential
savings on a number of
goods, if EU tariffs were
removed
after
Brexit.
Unfortunately, we made
our calculations on retail
prices, when tariffs are
actually
applied
when
goods arrive in the UK.
For example, we said
that savings on Nike Air
Trainers
would
be
�.40,
but
savings
would actually be closer
to �50.
There were also mistakes in the calculations
for individual items. For
example, saving on a
�pack of butter was
given as � but the
tariff is about 42p per
pack. Savings on an LG
flatscreen TV was given
as �, but there?s an
EU free trade agreement
with South Korea, so
there is no tariff. Leaving the Customs Union
would
not
necessarily
directly result in any
savings
on
cigarettes
and
not
�54
as
stated.
Savings
on
cherry
tomatoes
was
given
as
21p,
but
almost all EU imports
of tomatoes come from
Morocco, which has a
preferential
arrangement
with the EU. The tariff
on mozzarella is ?1.85/
kg, so the saving on a
125g packet would be
about 20p, not 69p.
The article also stated
that we pay trade charges
on
more
than
13,000 items from outside the EU. In fact, for
many of these goods,
no tariffs or charges are
payable.
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THU 9?
LABOUR is to try to
amend the Brexit bill to
stop Britain leaving the
EU without a deal.
The party fears Brexiteers will push for a ?no
deal? if MPs reject the
exit plan Theresa May
strikes with Brussels.
But Labour Brexit chief
Keir Starmer will today
demand that, if the PM is
defeated, Parliament must
say what happens next.
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WED 8?
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Today?s
birthdays
Pirates Of The Caribbean?s
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, 33,
left, Aerosmith singer
STEVEN TYLER, 70, right,
Dirty Dancing actress
JENNIFER GREY, 58,
Made In Chelsea?s LOUISE
THOMPSON, 28, singer
DIANA ROSS, 74, Tory
politician WILLIAM
HAGUE, 57, and actor
JAMES CAAN, 78.
1GM
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
MECKS YOU NOTICE
By JACK LING
FORMER Towie star Lucy Mecklenburgh shows real spirit in her
finest black lingerie ? a large measure of risque and Ry.
Lucy, 26, has been the subject of marriage speculation after
ex-Corrie actor boyfriend Ryan Thomas, 33, was spotted splashing out on a huge diamond ring. The couple met a year ago on
the celebrity special of TV?s The Island with Bear Grylls.
Lucy . . . with
her fella Ryan
EXCLUSIVE
E
You sure
it?s not
a Cocker
Spaniel?
Scared . . . Stephen
Fry fears
another
crack-up
By HANNAH HOPE
STEPHEN Fry has
said he lives in fear
of having another
nervous breakdown.
The comic, 60, has
a long-running battle
with mental illness
after
being
diagnosed with bipolar
disorder aged 37, and
has attempted suicide several times.
He
said:
?There
was and still is, and
I still feel it occasionally, a danger of
becoming professionally mentally unstable, that?s what I am,
that?s who I am.?
Speaking to Fearne
Cotton on her Happy
Place
podcast,
he
added:
?I?m
not
going to kid myself
that
it?s
cured,
because it isn?t.?
It comes a month
after Stephen said he
has
been
fighting
prostate cancer.
TV STAR POSTS PIC OF bi arre
DOG..& LOVER?S WILLY JUSTIN
BIBLE
By CHRIS POLLARD
GEORDIE
Shore
star
Marnie Simpson posted
a picture of her pooch
on Snapchat unaware her
partner?s privates were
in the background.
PAGES 20 & 21
Picture: S CREATIVE
She was focusing on her
chihuahua puppy Jerry and
did not notice that X Factor
singer Casey Johnson was
getting changed with his
pants round his legs.
Marnie, 26, quickly deleted the
snap, but not before fans got an
eyeful. One said: ?The dog was
cute, but my eyes were immediately drawn to Casey.?
Last night a spokesman for
Marnie said: ?She apologises to
anyone who may have been
offended.?
Marnie shares a London home
with Casey, 22. Asked
recently what she
liked about him,
she replied: ?His
personality ? and
he?s got a massive,
massive
willy.
That?s always a
plus.?
chris.pollard@
the-sun.co.uk
Teenage
hits stick
Censored . . . snap
SONGS you liked as
a teenager set your
musical
tastes
for
life, says a study.
Women build on
what they preferred
at 13 and men at 14,
The New York Times
research found.
Experts
also
divided
fans
into
?squirrels?, who listen
to a big back-catalogue, and ?magpies?
who
keep
playing
current favourites.
3
4 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
GENDER AGE GAP
TO END BY 2032
MEN are predicted to live as
long
as
women
by
2032,
researchers revealed yesterday.
By PATRICK GYSIN
War Two, more than 80 per cent of
Females currently outlive blokes by men smoked. Now the figure for both
sexes is around 16 per cent.
an average of 2� years.
Baroness Greengross, chief executive
But that is set to disappear for the
first time since records began in 1841. of the International Longevity Centre
UK,
said: ?There is no law of nature
Rather than facing years of widowhood, a woman who marries at 30 that says women must outlive men.
This
shows what happens when men
will typically enjoy 58� years with a
look after themselves.?
husband of the same age.
The shorter life expectancy
Les Mayhew, a professor of
for men has been blamed on
statistics at London?s Cass
their riskier behaviour.
Business School, who conBlokes have tended to drink
ducted the research, said the is the current
and smoke to excess, and be
biggest reason for the gender
gap
between
less
likely to go to the doctor
gap narrowing is men stopsexes for life or seek psychological help.
ping smoking.
Cigarettes
account for about
Fellas have quit the habit expectancy
100,000 deaths a year in the UK.
faster than women. After World
2.5YRS
2GM
Five kids
hit by car
A TEENAGE girl is in a
serious condition after a
car hit a group of kids.
The
silver
Vauxhall
Astra purposely drove at
the group of five and it
may have been attempted
murder, police said. The
male driver did not stop.
The victims, aged from
12 and 14, were hit in
Glasgow on Saturday.
A 14 year-old girl was
taken to hospital. The rest
suffered minor injuries.
KNIFE KILLING RAP
Jammal Chase, 21, has
been charged with the
murder of Giovanni Lewis
who was stabbed in October 2016 in Birmingham.
KILLER IN
N
EXCLUSIVE by NICK PARKER
CROSS-DRESSING
killer
William Jaggs was branded
by experts as a danger to
others who may never be
released ? but is now
allowed
to
shop
for
women?s clothes in Primark.
The privately-educated junkie
was described as ?a grave and
immediate risk? when he was
sent to a secure mental unit for
stabbing to death a fashion
designer at her parents? home
owned by Harrow School.
Jaggs, an ex-pupil at the worldfamous school, had knifed Lucy Braham 66 times in a ?ferocious and
unrelenting? sexually-motivated frenzy.
Yet despite fears voiced at his 2007
trial Jaggs ? now 34 ? is allowed to
walk the streets virtually every day
near the medium-secure mental
hospital where he is being held.
And
the
clever,
manipulative
schizophrenic is even being allowed
out to take supervised trips to his
local Sainsbury?s and for shopping
trips at the Primark clothing store.
Lucy?s dad Jason, 68, yesterday hit
out at the acceleration of a ?phased
release? for the killer ? and called
for him to be closely monitored.
The former Harrow art teacher
said Jaggs recently alarmed an exneighbour by writing to her and
claiming he would soon be free.
Mr Braham, who lived in teachers?
accommodation at the school, whose
former pupils include ex-PM Winston Churchill and poet Lord Byron,
said: ?On the evidence I know, I feel
he is still a danger to the public.
?A woman who knew him was
horrified to get a letter saying he
was coming out, so it?s still a shock
to hear he is already on the streets.
?If he were to stop taking the medication he?s on and start drug-using
again, I think there is a serious risk
of him going back to his old ways.
?I try not to dwell on the horrifying manner of my daughter?s death
but wouldn?t want anyone else to go
through what my family?s suffered.
BRUTALLY SLAIN
Lucy was stabbed 66 times in attack
?It?s alarming that he?s
out, wearing a dress?
?I shall be writing to the probation
service to find out what?s going on.?
Mr Braham said probation officials told him recently that 6ft 2in
Jaggs ? who now wears lacy dresses
and likes to be called Gillian ? was
being prepared for eventual release.
He told The Sun: ?They were
meant to keep me in the loop and
called to tell me that if he behaved
he could be out in about four years.
?I was told he?d first be allowed to
walk round the grounds then allowed
out under supervision ? but it would
take years and be done step by step.
?So hearing he?s already out wandering about in a dress is alarming.?
Jaggs was sent to hospital after his
drug-crazed 2006 attack on Lucy in
Harrow-on-the Hill, North London.
His Old Bailey murder trial heard
Jaggs became obsessed with the
25-year-old designer, whose family
lived four doors away from him.
He finally tricked his way into her
home by trying to sell her a kitten.
Lucy, who was home alone, agreed
to take in the animal at first, but
later called Jaggs to say she could
not accept it ? triggering his rage.
Prosecutor Aftab Jafferjee told the
court: ?This was a sexually-motivated
homicidal attack on an entirely innocent and blameless young woman.?
Jaggs forced his way into the
house and attacked Lucy. She tried
to escape as he cut off her clothes
with scissors and screamed ?Please
somebody help me?, the court heard.
As the ?ferocious and unrelenting
attack? continued, a neighbour heard
her cry: ?But please, I?m in
such pain.? She was knifed
more than 16 times on the
arms and hands as she
fought, then collapsed after
Jaggs stabbed her 12 times
in the chest.
He stabbed her 33 more
times in the back as she
lay on the kitchen floor and
tried to carve her torso with
Concerns . . . Mr Braham
SCHIZOPHRENIC
Jaggs was branded ?immediate risk?
a saw and chop off a thumb with
secateurs. Police called by worried
neighbours found Jaggs, then aged 22,
standing over the body clutching a
knife. He waved the weapon at officers then stabbed himself 32 times.
Jaggs denied murder but admitted
manslaughter on the grounds
of diminished responsibility.
The judge told him he
may never go free after
doctors called him ?dangerous and a grave and
immediate risk to others?.
Jaggs was sent to Broadmoor high-security hospital, but transferred to
medium-security Littlemore Mental Health
Centre in Oxford
2GM
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
A FROCK ON DAY RELEASE
ELEASE
WOMEN?S
CLOTHING
Jaggs wears a dress
on outing this month
Picture: IAN WHITTAKER
A danger
to others..
now free
to shop at
Primark
HELL OF VICTIM?S DAD
in 2015. Sources revealed yesterday
how he told fellow patients his name
was Will Harrison ? then came out
as a cross-dresser named Gillian. He
regularly switches from male to female clothes and says he is bisexual.
He also enjoys supervised internet
access and phone use and spends
hours recording trance music tracks
under the name DJ Timeslip using
�000 mixing desks in his room.
One source said: ?I had no idea
who he was until I overheard the
name Jaggs and Googled him.
?It?s surprising he?s being fasttracked for release. He?s on a programme where he gets out 45
minutes a day to get used to the outside world. He?s with a single supervisor but gets to Sainsbury?s every
week or so and has taken the bus to
Oxford. Staff were a bit concerned
when he came out in case it caused
disruption, but no one said a thing
when he appeared in an African
print dress and black leggings.
?Since then he?s been shopping for
more women?s clothes in Primark. He
thinks he?s ready to leave but others
aren?t so sure. He tried going without
the anti-psychotic drugs which keep
him stable and had a relapse.?
A spokesman for Oxford Health
NHS Foundation Trust, which runs
Littlemore, said: ?The Trust works
with the Ministry of Justice to help
patients to safely rehabilitate and
recover, including extremely careful
monitoring of risk to ensure the
safety of both the patient and wider
public.?
nick.parker@the-sun.co.uk
SPIRAL INTO
DRUGS AT 14
JAGGS began his descent into drugs with wild
booze binges as a 14-year-old boarder at Harrow.
He moved on to cannabis and cocaine before
being thrown out of his boarding house after he
was accused of indecently assaulting a boy.
Despite this, he went on to land a place at
Oxford, but developed an LSD and crack cocaine
habit that triggered violent sexual hallucinations.
He began stealing and using his parents? bank
cards to buy drugs. A day before killing Lucy, he
emailed a tutor while high, saying he?d dreamt of
sex with her. But she was not told of his obsession.
5
Dressed down . . . in
jeans during trip out
2GM
............... Monday, March 26, 2018
LEAVE
V VOTE ?RULE BENDING? FURY
Pressure . . . Parkinson
May aide
sack fear
BREXIT ROW 2
THERESA May?s political
secretary was on the brink
of losing his job last night
over claims he helped the
Brexit
campaign
bend
spending rules then outed
a whistleblower as gay.
The PM is expected to
decide on Stephen Parkinson?s future today after he
revealed his affair with
Shahmir Sanni when both
worked for Vote Leave.
Mr Sanni says it was an
attempt to intimidate him.
BOJO: CHEAT? EU
MUST BE POTTY
BREXIT ROW 1
By HUGO GYE
BORIS Johnson blasted
claims yesterday that insisted the vote was ?fair
and square?.
the
Leave
campaign
Fellow
Brexiteer
Michael
bent election rules to Gove added the ballot ?must
be respected? after new efforts
win the referendum.
to undermine the result.
The Foreign Secretary ?
a key player in the 2016
poll ? dismissed the
claims as ?utterly
ridiculous? and
Blast back . . .
Boris Johnson
A whistleblower who worked
for the official Vote Leave campaign claimed it funnelled cash
to a separate group to get
round strict spending rules.
Former volunteer Shahmir
Sanni said key figures then
attempted to destroy evidence.
UK is ?risk
to security?
BREXIT ROW 3
THE EU wants to bar the
UK from a GPS security
system
we
helped
fund,
branding us a safety risk.
The Galileo network, due
online in 2020, has key military and financial uses.
But Brussels wants us off
it, claiming a post-Brexit UK
posed a security peril. It
sparked fury in No10, with
ministers now fighting it.
A source raged: ?To call us
a risk to European security
is the ultimate insult. No-one
has done more to defend
Europe?s freedoms than us.?
The UK, due to pay about
15 per cent of its �3billion
cost, wants to stay in the
system after Brexit.
Boris hit back last night,
writing on Twitter: ?VoteLeave
won fair & square ? and
legally.
?We are leaving the EU in a
year and going global #TakeBackControl #GlobalBritain?.
Mr Gove said: ?I respect the
motives and understand the
feelings of those who voted to
remain in the EU.
?But 17.4million opted to leave
in a free and fair vote and the
result must be respected.?
Labour deputy leader Tom
Watson called for the Electoral
Commission to probe the claims
and added that the police
should be called in. He told the
BBC?s Andrew Marr Show:
?Let?s remember, the people
that led these campaigns are
now senior Cabinet members.?
Mr Sanni claims Vote Leave
asked a donor to give �5,000
to youth campaign BeLeave,
which he said shared offices
with the official campaign.
He said: ?I know Vote Leave
cheated. I know that people
have been lied to and that the
Referendum wasn?t legitimate.?
hugo.gye@thesun.co.uk
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
BREXSICK
BUCKET
?No deal? is
still option
BREXIT ROW 4
DAVID
Davis
yesterday
vowed Britain will continue
to prepare for a ?no-deal?
Brexit, saying Brussels had
to know we could walk away
at any time.
He said if the UK had no
other option but to strike a
deal with the EU, it would
be harder to negotiate any
agreement.
The Brexit Secretary told
the BBC: ?It is a bit like, you
know, you have house insurance. You don?t expect your
house to burn down.
?It?s less than a one in
100,000 chance, but you have
house insurance anyway.?
FIRE TOLL 37
AT least 37 people died as a blaze swept
through a shopping centre yesterday.
Officials said 69 were still missing,
with 40 of them believed to be children
playing in a trampoline park inside the
mall in Kemerovo, Russia. It took five
hours to put out the fire, with reports of
people jumping from windows to escape.
QUEASY Brexit Secretary David
Davis had to take a bucket on
to TV yesterday ? after being
struck down by food poisoning.
BBC staff put the pail and a
box of tissues next to the Tory
veteran. Insiders said he had to
Sun
SUNDAY �50 ?doggie roasts? of beef or
chicken with veg and
gravy in a bowl for
pets
have
been
launched by the Bowbridge Arms pub, in
Stroud, Gloucs.
SPOT
BREXIT ROW 5
be walked to his chair for his
ten-minute interview on the
Andrew Marr Show. Aides
blamed a dodgy sandwich.
MP CLEAR
TORY MP Dan Poulter has been cleared
of ?false and scurrilous? allegations of
inappropriate behaviour.
The Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
MP was investigated after a complaint
by Tory Andrew Bridgen five months ago.
An internal panel chaired by an independent QC found insufficient evidence.
1GM
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
l ANT SHOW FANS FLEE ITV
l DEC HAS REAL TAKEAWAY
Going solo . . .
Declan at his
home yesterday
Killer . . . Pickering
Beast, 80
dies days
after rape
case guilt
It was scrapped for a week after
Ant was charged with drink-driving ? and prime-time replacement
The Voice failed to lure anything
like the same number of viewers.
The previous weekend saw Ant and
Dec?s Saturday Night Takeaway reign
supreme as the most-watched programme on TV with a peak of 7.9 million people tuning in.
This Saturday, The Voice pulled in a
peak of just 4.2million in the 7pm slot.
A telly source said: ?It?s a ratings
nightmare for ITV, who are now pulling out all the stops to make sure Dec
has plenty of support when he presents
solo next week.?
Dec, 42, had his dinner delivered to
his home for his unscheduled night off.
But he will be back on screen next
Saturday after opting to host the last
two episodes on his own while troubled
Ant has another stint in rehab.
Ant, also 42, allegedly hit two cars on
the wrong side of the road while over
the limit the previous Sunday.
Dec was snapped yesterday outside
his West London house following The
Sun on Sunday?s revelations he is to be
a dad for the first time.
After a hectic week, he is now preparing to be the lone presenter of Takeaway, including the finale in Orlando.
But as we reported last week,
co-stars Stephen Mulhern and
Scarlett Moffatt will appear as
usual as part of a ?group effort?.
Ant and Dec previously vowed
never to go solo.
But Dec tweeted last week:
?After much discussion and
careful
consideration
we?ve
decided the remaining two
shows of this series of Saturday Night Takeaway will go
ahead.? He added: ?Everyone
at ITV and the Takeaway
team feels we owe it to the
audience to complete the series.?
hannah.hope@thesun.co.uk
By ROBIN PERRIE
A KILLER dubbed the
Beast of Wombwell has
died in jail days after his
cold-case conviction for a
1972 knife rape.
Peter Pickering, 80, was
sent to hospital indefinitely that year for killing Shirley Boldy, 14.
Weeks earlier he raped
a girl, 18, at knifepoint
nearby ? but was convicted only last week.
His victim told Leeds
crown court she feared
murder in Stocksbridge,
South Yorks, and said:
?He?s a monster.?
He fell ill and died at
the weekend at a secure
unit in Thatcham, Berks.
Yesterday cops revealed
they quizzed him for two
years over the 1965 knife
murder of Elsie Frost, 14,
in Wakefield, West Yorks.
Det Supt Nick Wallen
said: ?We strongly suspect he was responsible.?
Northern
kids lose
KIDS in the North are
falling behind those in
the South due to poverty
and poor schools, an official study has found.
The
report
by
the
Children?s Commissioner
for England Anne Longfield says pupils in the
North are less likely to
do well in secondary
school and more likely to
leave education early.
She said: ?Too many
children are facing the
double
whammy
of
entrenched
deprivation
and poor schools. They
are being left behind.?
The report recommends
improving the secondary
schools in deprived areas
as a ?priority?.
Titanium
shake-up
DAI-ING FOR A PINT
Charity fundraiser Dai
Dobbs, 76, has had a beer
named Dobbsie?s Delight
in his honour at his local
in Bridgend, South Wales.
Rush tucker . . . takeaway
is delivered to Ant?s house
BABY DELIGHT
THE TV duo?s week from hell ended on a happy
note as The Sun on Sunday revealed Dec?s wife
Ali is expecting their first baby, above.
Last night Dec confirmed the news, tweeting:
?The news has sneaked out a little earlier than
we had hoped but Ali and I are delighted to be
expecting our first child.?
It is believed Ali, 40, became pregnant in
December after Dec?s I?m a Celeb stint.
Saturday
night
breakaway
Accused . . .
Ant faces
drink rap
Picture: PAUL EDWARDS
A ?GROUND-BREAKING?
method for producing titanium which could slash
costs in half has been
developed by Brit experts.
Teams at the Defence
Science and Technology
Laboratory
in
Porton
Down, Wilts, have cut the
40-stage process of creating the metal to two, the
Ministry of Defence said.
Defence
Secretary
Gavin Williamson said
titanium is used by the
military in items from
nuclear subs, to fighter
jets and false limbs.
He said: ?This groundbreaking method could
see a huge expansion
of titanium parts and
equipment.?
By HANNAH HOPE
DECLAN Donnelly had a Saturday night takeaway at home
as ITV lost half its audience
after his show with Ant
McPartlin was taken off air.
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LABOUR
last
night
called for the �billion
foreign aid budget to be
handed
to
left-wing
grassroots groups tackling the ?global elite?.
Unveiling plans for a
shake-up of development,
the party said the money
should go to activists
promoting
?alternative
economic models?.
It pledged to transfer
power away from the aid
industry and back into
the ?hands of people?.
Labour would stick by
the Government?s aim of
spending 0.7 per cent of
national income on aid.
Jeremy
Corbyn
said:
?We don?t have to accept
the world that global
elites are building for us.?
Data firm
Govt link
MINISTERS
last
night
faced calls to explain why
contracts were given to
the firm that became
Cambridge Analytica.
SCL
Elections
was
hired
by
the
Foreign
Office, Defence Ministry
and Home Office despite
bragging it could interfere
in foreign elections.
Ex-International Development
Secretary
Andrew Mitchell said this
was ?appalling?.
Cambridge
Analytica
was formed in 2013 out
of SCL. It has been
slammed for exploiting a
Facebook data ?breach?.
A Government spokesman said no contracts
were now in place.
Facebook apology ? Page 16
?ANTI-SEMITE JEZ?
By STEVE HAWKES
LABOUR leader Jeremy
Corbyn was last night
accused of viewing Jewish people as a ?hostile
entity and class enemy?.
Mr Corbyn, left, was savaged by Jewish community
leaders for siding with antiSemites ?again and again?.
And the Board of Deputies of British Jews has
now said ?enough is
Picture: JAMIE CORRIMAN
Labour?s
Lefty aid
Jewish leaders savage
Corbyn on ?hostile?views
enough? and vowed to confront
MPs outside Parliament tonight.
The Campaign Against AntiSemitism
separately
branded
Labour ?racist? and said it had
filed a complaint about Mr Corbyn with the party. It followed
his admission last week that he
defended anti-Jewish artwork
posted on Facebook in 2012. He
said he regrets not looking more
closely at the image.
But Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush and Jew-
ish Leadership Council chair?
man Jonathan Goldstein said Mr
Corbyn holds views that are
?instinctively hostile? to Jews.
They said: ?At worst, it suggests a conspiratorial world view
in which mainstream Jewish
communities are believed to be
a hostile entity, a class enemy.?
Mr Corbyn last night insisted
he condemns anti-Semitism and
said he would meet representatives of the Jewish community.
But he refused to apologise ?
and sources claimed he would
snub tonight?s meeting.
steve.hawkes@the-sun.co.uk
Spot Gove
eco house
By RACHAEL BURNETT
CAMPAIGNERS might take a dim
view of eco minister Michael Gove?s
home being lit up like a Christmas
tree as the rest of the world went
dark for Earth Hour.
The Environment Secretary, right, kept all three
floors of his London pad
lit. Most major landmarks
worldwide switched off for
an hour on Saturday to
mark climate change.
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LOUISA IS ABS FAB
By JACK LING
X FACTOR winner Louisa Johnson looks sporty but nice as
she shows off her toned abs.
Louisa, 20, wore a red
tracksuit and white sports
bra to launch her single
Yes with a performance at
London?s G-A-Y nightspot
on Saturday. She won
the show in 2015.
New show . . . Simon
Cowell?s
dancing
series is
BBC first
EXCLUSIVE
By HANNAH HOPE
BLOWS
ROYALS
THE BBC has commissioned its first series run
by Simon Cowell?s production company.
BBC1 has ordered eight
episodes of The Greatest
Dancer from Syco Entertainment and Thames.
The series is due to be
screened
on
Saturday
nights next spring.
The pilot show, filmed
last month, saw Cheryl
Tweedy, 34, mentor as a
?dance captain?.
Britain?s
Got
Talent
judge Alesha Dixon, 39,
and Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo, 25, were hosts.
Glee
star
Matthew
Morrison, 39, and professional Strictly dancer Oti
Mabuse, 27, made up the
coaching panel.
They are all favourites
to replicate their roles in
the series.
BBC
entertainment
commissioning controller
Kate Phillips said: ?I
can?t wait to work with
Syco and Thames to
uncover talent and let
our audience critique and
celebrate
the
nation?s
unsung dance heroes.?
AND
New drug test scandal
at Harry old regiment
Sun
MUM Tracy Gonzalez, 51, and daughter Gracie, 16, have
set up as bounty
hunters,
catching
criminals who have
skipped
bail
in
Georgia, US.
A FRESH drugs scandal involving eight more soldiers has hit
Prince Harry?s old regiment.
SPOT
Squaddies from the Household
Cavalry tested positive for illegal
drugs, including cocaine, just weeks
before the unit guards Harry?s wedding to Meghan Markle.
Catalans?
chief held
The positive results came from a mass
drugs test after four troopers from the
regiment ? which includes Harry?s regiment, The Blues and Royals ? were
caught snorting cocaine in a pub loo.
Chiefs ordered the tests as punishment
but were stunned when more soldiers
were caught with drugs in their system.
A source said: ?Top Brass are seething.
This was supposed to be a warning
shot across the bows, no one expected
more positive tests.
?Bizarrely, two of
the
troopers
caught in the loo
came back clean ?
but a bunch of soldiers who escaped
that scandal are now
facing the boot.
?All
this
comes
weeks before the guys
were
going
to
be
involved in the Royal
Wedding ? its humiliating.? The Sun told ten
EX-CATALAN
leader
Carles Puigdemont was
arrested
by
German
police yesterday.
The
55-year-old
was
held crossing from Denmark on his way back to
Belgium where he has
been living in exile.
The ousted independence leader is wanted in
Spain for rebellion.
He fled the country
after the Catalan parliament?s
declaration
of
independence in October.
Mr
Puigdemont
had
flown to Finland from
his Belgian hideaway to
give a talk but left early
after a European Arrest
Warrant was reactivated.
Thousands of demonstrators in Barcelona protested over his arrest
yesterday afternoon.
Shock . . Harry,
and Sun?s scoop
� FIXER-UPPER
EFFORTS have begun to transform a crumbling 16th century
mansion into one of Britain?s
most impressive stately homes.
The
365-room
Wentworth
Woodhouse was the UK?s largest
private residence and recently
doubled as Buckingham Palace in
Flashy . . . with
dancers and fans
Churchill movie Darkest Hour. A
charitable trust bought the house
near Rotherham, South Yorks, for
�illion last year, but the final
repair bill could hit �0million.
Trust chief Sarah McLeod said:
?There?s a lot going on behind the
scenes. We?ve made huge progress.?
SUN FLIES
NON-STOP
OZ-UK JET
PAGES 30 & 31
By DAVID WILLETTS, Defence Editor
days ago how staff barred four troopers
from a Wetherspoon boozer, which is
just yards from Harry?s wedding venue
in Windsor Castle, Berks.
The off-duty servicemen were in a 20strong group of soldiers on a night out.
When their squadron corporal major
got wind of the drug-snorting, troops
were mustered at Windsor?s Combermere
Barracks for a dressing down.
Compulsory drug tests were carried out
on the entire unit ? which sources said
resulted in eight ?positive? findings.
After the pub incident, a source
claimed: ?Drug-taking is absolutely rife at
Combermere and we need to clean up
our act before Harry?s wedding.?
Prince Harry, 33 ? who will marry
actress Meghan, 36, on May 19 ? joined
the Blues and Royals in 2006. He rose to
the rank of captain and went on
two
tours
of
Afghanistan during ten years of
military service.
An
Army
spokesman
said:
?The Army does
not tolerate drug
abuse within its
ranks.
Soldiers
caught
taking
drugs can expect
to be discharged.?
david.willetts@
the-sun.co.uk
GRUBBY YOUTH
YOUNG people are nearly five
times less likely to wash their
hands than the older generation,
a survey has found.
A poll of 2,000 Brits found 28
per cent of those aged 18 to 24
did not clean their hands often
after being outside or visiting the
toilet. This compares to six per
cent of the older age group.
The poll was taken to mark
Love Your Lenses Week.
The campaign urges people to
wash their hands before putting
their contacts in, so they avoid
eye infections.
10 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
Sun
THE
SAYS
Remoan cranks
Kavanagh
TREVOR
trevor.kavanagh@the-sun.co.uk
IF the Leave campaign broke electoral law
? for which there is little hard evidence
? those in charge should be punished.
But for goodness? sake, can we get
some perspective?
No matter what increasingly desperate
Remainers say, it wasn?t a few dodgy
Facebook ads and a backroom bargain
that swung the vote to leave the EU.
It was decades of politicians ignoring
voters?
fears
about
immigration,
security and job prospects, combined
with the opportunity to live in a
sovereign country once again.
Frankly, if the deck was stacked at all
in the Referendum, it was in the other
direction. The Remain campaign was
essentially run by Downing Street,
which spent a bucketload of taxpayers?
cash on pro-EU propaganda before civil
service spending rules kicked in.
But that?s old news.
The vast majority of ordinary people
are just getting on with their lives, ready
to see Britain succeed outside the EU.
Unlike the band of cranks still trying to
reverse the democratic result, we?re
looking to the future with optimism.
Our blue heaven
BLUE passports will be a powerful symbol
of our independence from Brussels.
The fact they will be made abroad is a
sign we intend to be an open, trading
country. It would have been great if the
best bid had been a British one, but it
wasn?t, and the Government is dutybound to pick the best deal for taxpayers. That?s competition for you.
Labour ? not exactly known for their
patriotism at the moment ? have joined
protectionist calls to spend an extra
�0million and keep the contract here.
The Government must not u-turn on
this. There are few voices in the world
speaking up for free trade, and with our
heritage we should be the loudest.
The UK outfit which lost out, De La
Rue, got plenty of work from foreign governments. It?s how global trade works.
We can say goodbye to international
success if we?re not open for business.
To be a great Britain, we must be a
global Britain.
It?s not cricket
IT would be incredibly childish to enjoy the
squirming of the Aussie cricketers caught
cheating in South Africa.
But then again, they did spend the
Ashes accusing Jimmy Anderson of
ball-tampering without any evidence.
As Oscar Wilde once said: ?You would
need a heart of stone not to laugh.?
Aussie skipper Steve Smith ? a brilliant batsman but charmless competitor
? has been given just a one-match ban
by the sport?s international body.
For the sake of the game, his suspension must be extended.
Until the end of the next Ashes series
should do the trick.
Fear the Eurocrat
who kisses hands
DAVID CAMERON blatantly
rigged the rules, hijacked
the machinery of government and deployed Project
Fear propaganda worth
untold millions at market
prices.
Remain?s
vast
resources
dwarfed Brexit?s tiny budget.
So perhaps we should re-run
the 2016 referendum as they
suggest.
That would be silly. For one
thing, the issue is now settled.
For
another,
Remoaners
would lose yet again, this time
by a country mile.
We are on our way out ?
and for an increasing majority,
the sooner the better.
A new poll shows 57 per
cent of voters, both for and
against Brexit, want Theresa
May to ?get on with it?. Only
22 per cent disagree.
There would be no Project
Fear to terrify voters, no scaremongering by ex-Chancellor
George Osborne, no biased
interventions from Bank of
England chief Mark Carney.
The Government, including
Remainers Amber Rudd and
Phil Hammond, would even
have to campaign in favour
of
its
vaunted
Brexit
blueprint. What a laugh!
Brexit would storm home
by
a
margin
of
more
than 2-1.
Theresa May is probably as
stunned as anyone by last
week?s
breakthrough
in
Brussels. She has risen like a
phoenix
from
last
year?s
election ashes and is now
hailed as a heroine by Tories
recently plotting to kick her
out. Local elections in May ?
always tough for an incumbent
government ? might not be a
total disaster, at least outside
London.
With Jeremy Corbyn on the
ropes over everything from
killer Russians to anti-Semitism, she might even dream of
leading the Tories to victory
in 2020.
Barbed wire
But we are getting ahead of
ourselves. Last week?s Brexit
breakthrough was much too
good to be true.
Gurning Jean-Claude Juncker
was all over our PM like a
rash. As for Michel Barnier
kissing the PM?s hand, what
was that about?
The EU?s chief negotiator
looked worryingly like the
victor
condescending
to
a
vanquished opponent.
Barnier spent the past 12
months bullying Britain and
sneering at Brexit Secretary
David Davis.
He does not believe he came
off second best.
His remit as EU negotiator
was to wring cash out of
Britain and make sure we end
up worse off outside the EU
than in it.
He performed his role with
relish, not least because it
enhanced his chances of succeeding Juncker as Commission
President in June.
Barnier is close to UK-hater
Martin Selmayr, the upstart
German who has just wangled
the most powerful job in
Brussels as Secretary-General
of the Commission.
Even supine Euro MPs are in
uproar over his power grab,
despite moves to grease their
palms with extra cash.
Selmayr is an ultra-federalist
likely to use any devious
means to thwart Britain?s hopes
of a ?frictionless? relationship
with Europe.
As far as he is concerned,
we must be hung out on
WHAT was the most shocking image . . . fearless thugs trying
to steal a �,000 BBC Boat Race camera in broad daylight,
or a selfie of two preening cops at yet another London murder
scene? Shootings and stabbings now routinely claim
dozens of young lives each year.
Eight were killed last week alone. Most victims
were black. So were their killers.
Sloppy cops have lost the plot but they are not
entirely to blame. As Home Secretary, Theresa May
ruled out random stop-and-search powers as ?racist?.
The murder rate has soared ever since.
Young men ? and in a different context, young women ?
are paying a terrible price for PC policing.
barbed wire to deter others
from following our mutinous
example.
So Tory sceptic Jacob ReesMogg is absolutely right to
warn that Britain is still
in danger from EU meddling
in the three years before we
finally break free.
Eurocrats
can
and
will
continue to make rules for us
to obey in that time, and we
will be powerless to object. We
will still be bound by the
European Court of Justice.
?If this was to become the
permanent state, it would be
one of the greatest failures in
our island story,? says The Mogg.
Biggest betrayal
Forget about small embarrassments such as the British
bidder missing out on the
contract to print our new blue
passports. The real giveaway is
the EU victory over UK coastal
waters. For all Michael Gove?s
promises, our fishing industry
is a lost cause.
Can we trust Selmayr and
Barnier to keep their hands
off other enterprises which
compete too vigorously with
Europe ? including our richly
lucrative financial services?
And if we can?t, what do
we do about it? Absolutely
nothing.
Chancellor
Phil
Hammond has kiboshed all
plans for a hard Brexit.
We cannot walk away from
a bad deal.
Hammond?s
stubborn
refusal to prepare for the
worst may yet turn out to be
the single biggest betrayal of
the whole Brexit saga.
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SIT-TY
ROLLERS
Picture: SPLASH
Challenge . . Mr Clarke
?Zombie?
drug on
letters to
prisoners
11
By JACK LING
POP queen Beyonce turns lap star ? as
she and hubby Jay-Z pose in a chair.
Crazy In Love singer Beyonce, 36, looked
striking in a multi-coloured outfit and widebrimmed hat. Meanwhile, rapper Jay-Z, 48,
looked equally dapper in a red suit.
They were filming on a beach in Kingston,
Jamaica, ahead of their world tour, which
includes UK gigs.
Earlier, they were pictured heading out on
a motorcycle adorned with horns, right.
Guess that meant bull speed
a-head . . .
By LAUREN VEEVERS
PRISON
warders
are
photocopying letters and
family snaps sent to lags
after finding they were
being sprayed with Spice.
Prisoners were smoking
the paper to get high on
the ?zombie? drug.
The ruse was rumbled
in a crackdown at HMP
Altcourse, which saw a
suspected
Spice-related
death in 2015 and a
drug-fuelled attack on an
officer last year.
Steve
Williams,
the
Liverpool jail?s director,
said: ?We have to photocopy the mail as they are
spraying it on paper.
?We?ve had it on birthday cards, family photos
and solicitor letters.?
Watchdogs praised Altcourse for cutting violence and drug use. Chief
Inspector of Prisons Peter
Clarke said it had been
?proactive in addressing
these challenges?.
NHS gets
brand aid
HEALTH chiefs want to
licence
out
the
NHS
brand in a move that
could raise millions ? but
cost the BBC a fortune.
Broadcasters
would
have to pay to use the
NHS brand or logo for
shows including Casualty.
Senior
figures
also
want the NHS to cash in
with toiletries and clinical products, such as
thermometers or nappies.
Health Minister Steve
Barclay
wants
money
raised ? estimated at
�million a year after a
decade
?
to
support
health charities.
The
Ministry
of
Defence brand already
raises up to �illion.
The nick
of time ..
A SUPERCAR driver was
robbed of his �500
watch by a moped rider
who pulled alongside and
asked him the time.
The 200mph white Audi
R8 was waiting at a mini
roundabout when the villain stopped next to it.
When the driver of the
�0,000 motor held out
his arm to show him the
time, the rider yanked
the Tag Heuer Calibre 16
from his wrist.
The victim pushed the
youngster off his moped
but he got back on after
a brief struggle and rode
away with the watch.
Cops are hunting the
rider after Friday?s theft
in Basingstoke, Hants.
HE?S-Z
RIDER
HORROR IN T
HE STREET
THE
COP SLASHED BY
SWORD MANIAC
A POLICE officer was
treated
in
hospital
after being slashed by
a man with a sword.
The cop suffered serious injuries when he was
lunged at while responding to an incident at
1.50pm yesterday.
SHE?S RAZOR SHARP
Barber Sophie Collins
26, of Llanbedr, North
Wales, is the only woman
in the finals of Britain?s
best wet-shavers of men.
Horror . . cops at scene of attack
Shocking footage shows a
man lashing out and injuring
at least two officers.
Their conditions are not
thought to be life-threatening.
One witness said he saw
two police officers ?bleeding
quite heavily?. Haroon Altaf,
By LAUREN VEEVERS
34, who lives near the scene
in
Whalley
Range,
Manchester, captured the incident
on his mobile phone.
He said: ?I saw a man running across the road with
what seemed to me to be a
3ft sword.
?Police were everywhere.
He had run into somebody?s
front garden and these police
officers dragged him out but
he?s gone for them.
?The officers did quite well.
They were very professional.
?It?s a shame they got hurt
in the process. What they did
was good. One of the ladies
passing by was quite shaken
up. She couldn?t believe it
had just happened.?
Another local, who declined
to be named, said: ?I came
out of the shop and I could
hear shouting.
?The cops just Tasered
the guy. I could see two of
the coppers were bleeding
quite heavily. One had blood
on his face.
?I could see the machete
on the ground. The man was
on the floor crying and
shouting. These two coppers
took the guy on even though
he had a machete.
?It was pretty brave of them
to engage with him. This was
a Sunday afternoon. People
were out with their kids.?
Greater Manchester Police
confirmed officers were called
to reports of a man threatening people with a weapon,
with several roads cordoned
off during their investigations.
A spokesman for the force
said
a
23-year-old
was
Tasered and arrested at the
scene on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and
assaulting a police officer.
He added that the officer
taken to hospital had since
been discharged and was last
night recovering at home.
lauren.veevers@the-sun.co.uk
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PASSPORT
BID HIT BY
PENSIONS
THE British firm that lost the contract
to make the UK?s post-Brexit blue
passports has been accused of inflating its bid to plug a pension gap.
Experts said the �9million deficit in De
La Rue?s staff fund could explain why it lost
out to a French-Dutch firm.
Downing Street claims the Home Office awarded
the contract to Gemalto
because its offer will
By STEVE HAWKES
save
taxpayers
more
this week, paving the
than �0million.
Labour?s Frank Field, way for a judicial review.
Labour?s
Shadow
chairman of the Work
and
Pensions
Select Brexit Secretary Sir Keir
Committee,
said
he Starmer has also said
wants to know if the the passports should be
deficit contributed
made in the UK.
to the Brit firm?s
He said the row
bid failing.
summed up a year
But De La Rue,
of the Government
makers
of
the
?o ve r - p r o m i s i n g
UK?s
burgundy
and under-deliverEU passport since
ing? during Brexit
2009, called the
negotiations.
claim nonsense.
steve.hawkes@
The company is
the-sun.co.uk
expected to challRow
.
.
blue
ID
The
Sun Says ? P10
enge the decision
Veteran?s
ID tag joy
AN American World War
Two veteran has been
reunited with his ID dogtags 75 years after he
lost them at a UK base.
Sumner Vivat, 95, was
?thrilled? when London
bus driver Alec Beale sent
them to him at his home
in Florida.
Alec, 43, found them at
a metal detecting rally in
Bethersden,
Kent
and
tracked down Sumner via
social media. Alec said:
?He was over the moon.?
2GM
BUST IN
BRITAIN
IS BACK! THE
BEST BRA
NONE . . .
our reigning
cleavage queen
Jasmine in
her latest
photoshoot
Spitfires
firm war
INVESTORS trying to take
over the firm that built
Spitfires in World War
Two have been branded
?corporate vultures? by
MPs and business chiefs.
Hedge funds have built
large stakes in GKN and
stand to make millions if
the Worcestershire engineering giant is flogged.
Tory MP Robert Halfon
told the Daily Mail that
jobs were being destroyed
by ?corporate vultures
plundering a company for
short-term profits?.
Winning Bust
breast thing
IT?S that time of the year
where we search for the
nation?s Cleavage Queen.
By
GEORGETTE CULLEY
And
this
year
The
Sun?s
brilliant Bust In Britain contest Ibiza. We are asking women up and down
the country to submit their favourite
is bigger and better than ever.
CHAMPION . . .
Jas?s 2017 entry
As we launch the 2018 hunt
for the country?s best chest, we have
lined up our favourite glamour
girl ? Kelly Brook, inset right ? to
be chief judge.
Kelly said: ?I am delighted to be
judging this year?s Bust In Britain
and can?t wait to see the entries
flying in. I know this country boasts
some astonishing assets, cracking
cleavages
and
simply
beautiful
boobs . . . and this is our chance to
celebrate that.?
So knock us out with your very
best selfie ? or ask a friend to
help take a picture ? and you could win
�000 and a professional photoshoot in
pictures via our website at thesun.co.uk/
bustinbritain. You will find full details,
terms and some top tips on the right.
Our panel of expert judges will then
choose the lucky winner.
The competition will stay open for a
month and you can send in as many
snaps as you like to support your entry.
More than 1,000 girls applied last year
and we were blown away by the talent.
Jasmine McCloude, 25, from Taunton,
Somerset, was our Bust In Britain 2017
winner. She says the contest transformed
her life, calling it ?the best thing that
ever happened to me?. She adds: ?I used
to suffer from low self-esteem but since
winning I am so body-confident.
?I had no idea I was going to win. All
2GM
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
WORLD?S FINEST CLEAVAGE CONTEST
SHOOT TO
THRILL . . .
our winner
loved being
back in the
Sun studio
OUT IN FRONT . . . 2017 finalists Tierney and Shanice
WIN
�000 AND A
PHOTOSHOOT
IN IBIZA
in Britain is the
I?ve ever done
of the other girls were so beautiful and
had bigger breasts than me so I was
shocked when I received the phone call
telling me the good news.?
Jasmine explained how her mum Helen,
a former swimwear model, suggested she
enter after reading the paper.
Jasmine says: ?She told me to go for it
and said I stood a good chance. I
didn?t believe her. I?m only 5ft 3in
so I thought I was too short to
be a model. Also, I have 32D
boobs and am a size 8. The
other girls in the final had
bigger breasts so I was convinced I wasn?t going to win.
?What I love about The
Sun?s competition is that
it?s all about celebrating
confidence. Everywhere you
look
there?s
Photoshop,
filters and fake celebrity
snaps so it?s great to see
real women in the paper.
?My advice to anyone
wanting to enter is to just
be yourself and go for it. You don?t need
to spend ages retouching your picture or
mucking about with Snapchat filters ?
simply don your best underwear and
flash your most gorgeous smile.?
Since her win, Jasmine, who lives with
long-term partner Jake Harris, 25, a
water engineer, has modelled in bikini
and lingerie shoots and been approached
by modelling agencies.
She says: ?It?s crazy. People still
recognise me from the competition so
sometimes I feel like a bit of a celebrity.
?At the time I received loads of
messages from well-wishers saying how
great I looked and how pleased they
were that I?d won. Everybody was so
6 The UK has cracking
cleavages and beautiful
boobs. This is our chance
to celebrate that 7
? contest judge KELLY BROOK
positive it was lovely.? Jasmine admits
she was a little worried at first about
telling her dad. But she says: ?I needn?t
have been ? he was so proud of me and
said it was a huge achievement.?
One year on, and it?s clear why
Jasmine won The Sun?s cleavage crown.
With
her
dark
tumbling
locks,
Hollywood smile and sparkling eyes, she
looks every inch the superstar as she
returned last week to our East London
studio after her original shoot.
?I?ve loved coming back here,? she
beamed. ?It?s such a glamorous day and
it?s amazing posing in all these gorgeous
outfits. It?s the best day ever.
?When I look back at the cuttings of
me in The Sun I am filled with happiness. It?s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
and something to show the grandkids.
?I thought my prize couldn?t get any
better but I?ve just heard that this year?s
winner will get � and a photoshoot in
Ibiza ? can I enter again please??
g.culley@the-sun.co.uk
TO enter our brilliant Bust In Britain contest,
simply visit thesun.co.uk/bustinbritain, fill in
some brief details on the form provided and
upload your best snap. You can enter as
many pictures as you like.
Here are some top tips from the experts.
l Take a picture with natural lighting in front
of you as it?s more flattering than behind.
l Use a natural filter if necessary.
l Get someone else to take the picture if you
don?t want to take a selfie.
l Wear sexy lingerie, a bikini or a low-cut top.
l Don?t over-filter the picture because we
want to see your beautiful face.
l Don?t crop out your forehead. Make sure
your full face and cleavage are in shot.
l Don?t use app gadgets that make you look
like a furry animal. They may look cute but we
want to see your sexiest side.
l Don?t take the picture in black and white.
l Don?t send in a favourite picture of yourself
that was taken years ago. We bet you look
even more gorgeous today.
HOW TO ENTER:
UPLOAD YOUR PIC AT
thesun.co.uk/
bustinbritain
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Competition
closes April 28, 2018. Over 18, residents of UK
and RoI only. You can send as many snaps as
you like to support your entry. Entries may be
published, publication does not necessarily
mean entrant has won a prize. There is no cash
alternative and the prize is non-transferable.
Your information will only be used for the
purposes of this competition. The promoter is
News Group Newspapers Ltd. For full terms and
conditions go to thesun.co.uk/bustinbritain.
PEEK-A-BOOB . . . last year entries Kayleigh and Hannah
15
16 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
A tree for
the wood
THE last of more than
600,000 trees has been
planted
in
England?s
largest new forest, the
Woodland Trust said.
It has seen the number
of bird species rise from
35 to 63 in five years,
including hen harriers
sighted for the first time.
The final tree at Heartwood Forest, in Sandridge, Herts, was planted
yesterday by the county?s
Lord
Lieutenant
Lady
Verulam, who planted the
first ten years ago.
ZUCK STOPS HERE
Facebook boss?s apology to Brits on stolen data
FACEBOOK boss Mark
Zuckerberg said sorry to
Brits in national newspaper
ads
yesterday
after a privacy scandal.
TOP OF THE POPS
Dads in Glasgow and
London are the most
competitive and those in
Oxford the most laidback, a poll of 1,000 said.
1GM
His
full-page
apologies
admitted a ?breach of trust?.
Sorry . . . ad by Zuckerberg, right
He said the social media giant
should have done more to
stop political consultancy
Cambridge
Analytica
By PATRICK GYSIN
getting its hands on the data of
50 million users
The ads, signed by the Facebook founder, say: ?We have a
responsibility to protect your
information. If we can?t, we don?t
deserve it.?
It follows allegations Cambridge Analytica used the information to try to influence the
Brexit referendum and Donald
Trump?s presidential campaign.
Zuckerberg said an app built by
a university researcher ?leaked
Facebook data of millions of
people in 2014?.
He added: ?This was a breach
of trust, and I?m sorry we didn?t
do more at the time. I promise
to do better for you.?
Facebook?s value has plunged
by billions since the scandal.
Data investigators are probing
Brit firm Cambridge Analytica,
which denies any wrongdoing.
patrick.gysin@the-sun.co.uk
THE APE
ESCAPE
Tough times . . . Oliver
?Wave of
closures?
on menu
By DANIEL JONES
A WAVE of restaurant
closures in the coming
months
was
predicted
yesterday.
A quarter of dining
groups are under severe
financial stress, according
to auditors KPMG.
Already this year Byron
Burger, Prezzo and TV
chef Jamie Oliver?s chain
Jamie?s
Italian
have
embarked on company
voluntary arrangements.
The restructuring move
has allowed them to close
loss-making branches and
secure rent discounts.
Other companies are
expected to do the same
as they battle squeezed
profit
margins,
rising
debt and high inflation.
KPMG?s Will Wright
said consumers are overloaded with options of
where to eat and tend to
choose ?alternative experiential
dining
experiences? over ?familiar fare?.
He added: ?We anticipate this wave of restructuring to continue in the
coming months.?
Going for
gold tops
OLYMPIC
long-jumper
Greg
Rutherford
has
admitted he pinched bottles from milk floats
when he was a lad.
The 31-year-old, who
won gold at the 2012
London Olympics and at
the 2014 Commonwealth
Games, said he used to
steal milk after ?allnighters? with friends.
Greg said he nicked
them because he was the
fastest runner among his
pals in Milton Keynes,
Bucks. But he told The
Observer: ?I hated the
taste of milk.?
By PATRICK GYSIN
YOUNG orangutan Utu clings to one of his
rescuers as he is freed from the tiny
wooden box he was held in for five years.
He and another, Joy, were saved from
being cruelly kept as pets in Indonesia.
Conservationists rescued them from 5ft
by 3ft boxes on the island of Borneo.
A third was moved from a nearby village,
where he had been angering locals by raiding fruit trees. It follows a string of fatal
attacks on the critically endangered species
blamed on farmers and hunters.
RISKY BUSINESS
The number of new
offices being built has
fallen by more than half
since 2008 to 2,300 a
year, research reveals.
Freed . . . Joy is saved from the tiny box
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
GUNS
SCHOOL USA
Romance . . . Riley
Telly Lisa
to try for
IVF baby
By EMMA JAMES
TV star Lisa Riley has
revealed she will try IVF
in a bid to have a baby.
The former Emmerdale
actress, 41, said losing
12st and being in love for
?the first time in my life?
contributed to her wanting to become a mother.
Lisa
has
previously
spoken of her reluctance
to have a baby.
She feared leaving the
child without a mum if
she fell victim to cancer
like her own mother and
grandmother.
But she told The Mail
on Sunday?s You magazine: ?I?ve decided not to
live in fear.
?I want to have IVF but
I?m not going to put
myself through a lot of
stress if it doesn?t work.?
Lisa, who competed in
Strictly Come Dancing in
2012, said her new partner wanted a child too.
She revealed he is a
?very talented and very,
very
lovely?
musician
named Al.
Stab lad
kill probe
A MURDER probe has
been launched after a
stabbed teenager died.
Azaan Kaleem, 18, was
attacked in the street in
Luton, Beds, on Thursday.
He died in hospital on
Saturday. His family said
he ?was full of life? and
?extremely kind at heart?.
Detectives appealed for
information from drivers
who may be witnesses.
BACON, NOT STIRRED
Meat-flavoured
cocktails are on the rise as
drinkers acquire a taste
for savoury, not sweet, a
report claims.
LINE OF FIRE
TAKING AIM
Course leader shows how to handle weapon
Pair come face-to-face in mock gun rampage
A FIREARMS owner inches past a
mock casualty during training on
how to handle a gun-rampage nut.
The ten-hour one-day course
in the US teaches people how
to defend themselves and
others before police arrive.
The sessions in Denver,
Colorado, are based on police
By CHLOE KERR
training. Meanwhile, 800 cities
worldwide held weekend antigun demos after a maniac
shot dead 17 in a Florida
school last month.
Sir Paul McCartney, 75,
left, was at one in New York.
LAWYERS SLAM BEAKS
TIME?S UP
JUDGES
Court sex pests blast
RAMPANT sexism has been exposed at
the top of the legal profession.
A women?s legal online forum reported that
a judge asked a trainee barrister her favourite sex position before inviting her to his
place for a ?night cap?.
A second judge complimented a woman barrister?s
appearance, then asked a
male colleague if he was
By PATRICK GYSIN
?enjoying the view?.
And another woman fession, who need the
hoping to discuss a trial most help to speak out?.
heard a senior male barIt says the ?close-knit?
rister announce: ?What a nature of the job styprivilege to have such a mied
complaints,
but
shapely prosecutor.?
adds: ?It is for us to
The incidents emerged change our culture. The
in an article backing the only way to stop harassTime?s
Up
movement ment is to speak out.?
and written for Counsel
In a 2016 survey of
? the magazine of the women
barristers
by
Bar Council ? by Selena regulator the Bar StanPlowden and Kate Brun- dards Board, 40 per cent
ner QC.
said they had been vicIt says sexual harass- tims of harassment at
ment
?is
particularly work ? but just two had
directed at the younger dared make formal commembers of our pro- plaints in five years.
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18 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
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1GM
IN THE CHAIR
TONIGHT
Exploited . . . children
Brit slave
cases in
huge rise
By PATRICK GYSIN
RECORD
numbers
of
Brits are being flagged
up as potential victims of
slavery, a report reveals.
For the first time, UK
nationals made up the
highest total of likely targets here last year.
The cases are passed to
a
scheme
identifying
children and adults who
are at the mercy of slave
drivers and traffickers.
Investigators said the
Brits rise was partly due
to a 66 per cent leap in
kids feared to be used as
couriers for drugs gangs
or exploited for sex.
Last year, 819 UK citizens were flagged to the
National Referral Mechanism, up from 326 in 2016.
The
National
Crime
Agency said 5,145 potential cases in total were
referred in 2017, up from
3,804 the previous year.
NCA director Will Kerr
pointed
to
a
greater
reporting of cases. But he
warned
the
figures
?almost certainly represent
an underestimate?.
3 strikes
hit trains
WORKERS at three rail
firms across England are
going on strike this week.
Members of the Rail,
Maritime and Transport
union at Arriva Rail
North will walk out for
24 hours on Monday and
again on Thursday in a
row over guards? roles.
The same dispute will
see
its
members
on
South Western Railway
refuse to work rest days
over the Easter weekend.
And another dispute
will see a 48-hour walkout by RMT members on
London?s Docklands Light
Railway from Wednesday.
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
3-HOUR DELAY
19
MOUNTIES
SEIZE STAG
BRITS ON
VEGAS
JET
?Rowdy? Canada diversion
By LAUREN VEEVERS
and GERARD COUZENS
PHIL Collins sits for a gig
in Puerto Rico after docs
gave him the all-clear for
a South American tour.
The In the Air Tonight
singer, 67, has difficulties
after a back op and cancelled two London shows
last year due to a fall.
Going through a tricky stage . . . Brave Phil salutes his band during gig
FIVE rowdy Brits flying to Las
Vegas for a stag-do were
arrested by the Mounties after
forcing the plane to divert
to Canada.
The
flight
from
Manchester
landed in Winnipeg due to ?disruptive behaviour?.
The boozy men were led off the jet
in handcuffs and hauled in for questioning by the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police ? who confirmed they were
arrested for ?mischief and causing a
disturbance?.
Fellow holidaymakers endured nearly
three hours of delay after the incident
on Saturday morning.
Two passengers wrote on social
media they had to ?kick some
d***heads? off the flight before
they could continue their trip.
Chris
Brimble
and
Abby
Thompson, of Newport, South
Wales, posted updates on
the Thomas Cook flight.
Chris said: ?Las Vegas via
Winnipeg
then . . . great
direct
flight that is! Kick some d***heads
off and head to Vegas AGAIN.?
Adding an image of the Mounties,
he later wrote: ?Here . . . finally?.
Famous uniform . . . a Mountie
Under arrest . . Mounties on the plane
A Thomas Cook Airlines spokesman
said: ?Flight MT2924 was diverted to
Winnipeg as result of disruptive passengers. Five were offloaded.?
A police spokesman said: ?None of
the males resisted officers and all
were escorted off in handcuffs
without incident.?
It is believed the men will
be flown back to the UK
rather than continue on their
Las Vegas holiday. They may face
questioning by Manchester cops.
Last week four women were
kicked off an easyJet flight from
Manchester to Cyprus for
being rowdy.
lauren.veevers@
the-sun.co.uk
...............
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ORANGE
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DON?T MIS
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lost siblings
PAGE 35
tomorrow
TOM
WALKER
brings his
headline tour
to London
club Koko.
The Glasgow-born singer
has already been dubbed
the Scottish Ed Sheeran
after racking up a
phenomenal 50million
Spotify streams of his
single Leave A Light On.
wednesday
LONDON?S
Porchester
Hall rolls out
the red carpet
for a host of
stars at the
National Film Awards.
Nominees announced in
January include JUDE
LAW, EWAN McGREGOR,
DANIEL KALUUYA,
HARRY STYLES, HALLE
BERRY and GEMMA
ARTERTON.
friday
bi
meter:
dan?s
diary
EIGHTIES girl
group EN
VOGUE are
in vogue
again. Funky
divas TERRY
ELLIS, CINDY HERRONBRAGGS and RHONA
BENNETT release the
band?s seventh album
Electric Cafe ? their first in
14 years. It comes after
lead single Deja Vu
dropped back in 2016.
saturday
RITA ORA made sure she didn?t get
lost in the crowd in this bright get-up.
The Brit singer belted her heart out
at the March For Our Lives protest in
Los Angeles on Saturday. She wore an
orange suit complete with pom-pom
earrings, just in case people had
difficulty spotting her on stage.
Rita joined in the student-led march
calling for greater gun control in the
wake of school shootings in the US.
HAILEY
BALDWIN,
KENDALL
JENNER, AMY SCHUMER and KIM
KARDASHIAN also attended.
I wouldn?t have put it past Kim to
bring her camera crew along.
DECLAN
DONNELLY
will host
without ANT
McPARTLIN
for the first
time ever on Saturday
Night Takeaway.
It was decided the ITV show
would go ahead despite
Ant?s return to rehab after
his drink-driving charge.
The Voice UK semi-final is
on straight after.
SPLATWALK
QUEEN HEIDI
HEIDI KLUM?s latest look isn?t going to set the
fashion world alight.
The supermodel flashed the peace sign, above,
after getting gunged along with her America?s Got
Talent co-star MEL B, below, at the Nickelodeon
Kids? Choice Awards in California on Saturday.
Later, the pair helped each other wash off in the
shower as Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and
Stranger Things were awarded Favourite Movie
and Favourite TV Show respectively.
There?s a few fans who won?t be complaining
about that scene.
l Britney Spears? ex
l Pink cancels 2nd
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UNA...
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TRAGIC DOLORES
?EXCITED? TO SING
THE CRANBERRIES singer
DOLORES O?RIORDAN was
?excited? to be preparing for
her first collaboration on a
cover of hit Zombie just hours
before she died suddenly.
In an exclusive chat, BAD
WOLVES frontman TOMMY
VEXT told how his US rock
band sent their version of the
hit to the Irish star for a
?parental stamp of approval?,
before being told Dolores
wanted to join them on it.
But on the morning she
was due to lay down her
vocals on January 15, Dolores
was found dead in her
London hotel room.
Tommy said: ?We
sent her the song just
before Christmas and
got a call saying, ?She
f***ing loves it and
wants to sing on it.?
?It happened really
fast and by January 14
she was here and ready
to record. I went to
UNA HEALY from The SATURDAYS is making her
pop comeback on Friday. The singer, looking
sexier than ever, left, let slip she is about to
drop a solo track, Never See Me Cry, during an
appearance yesterday on my new weekly talkRADIO show, Dan?s Dilemmas. Before seeking
advice from my co-host, celebrity psychologist
Dr LINDA PAPADOPOULOS, about the problems
she has with people understanding her Irish
accent, Una said of the song: ?It?s very empowering. It?s a finger up to someone, you know??
sleep thinking the next morning I?d wake up and a childhood dream would come true.
?Unfortunately, that?s not
what happened. Just the
night before Dolores had left
a voicemail saying how
excited she was to record.?
The music world was
stunned when mum-of-three
Dolores, below ? one of my
music heroes ? unexpectedly
passed away at the London
Hilton in Mayfair aged 46.
The cause of her death is
still unknown with tests
pending, but is not being
treated as suspicious.
Bad Wolves have
released their version
of Zombie in tribute
of Dolores and are
giving the proceeds
to her family. Tommy
added: ?It was the
only thing we could
do to make a positive
situation out of such a
tragic one.?
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the lid on RIH month.
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his BarclaycardBLE at
Summer Time British
July 13. The Hy gig on
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show is the cro
only UK gig this oner?s
year.
Justin?s a
Belieber
NEW ALBUM?S CHRISTIAN SONGS
IT IS not so much the
charts as the church which
is inspiring JUSTIN BIEBER?s
comeback.
The singer is working on his
fifth studio album and is chasing
?Christian-appropriate?
songs
after reconnecting with his faith
through the Hillsong Church, an
Australian evangelical outfit with
branches worldwide.
After a tricky few years which saw
him arrested for throwing eggs at a
neighbour?s home and driving under
the influence, Justin now goes to
church every week and is determined
his next album will mirror his religious beliefs as much as possible.
A source close to the singer said:
?Justin is on the lookout for songs
which really reflect where he is in
his life in terms of spirituality.
?He has always been religious but
the last two years have seen him
grow closer to the Hillsong Church
and it has changed his entire life. He
has a totally different outlook now.
?After he finished his last tour he
really wasn?t interested in recording
any music for a while.
Love and redemption
?But his time with the church has
revitalised him and although he is
working with a lot of the same
people who helped to make his last
album, Purpose, he is reshaping his
sound so it is more in line with the
church?s values and beliefs.
?There are key themes of love and
redemption in the tracks he has
created so far. It will certainly
surprise some fans.? But I have
bad news for anyone hoping
Justin ? seen right in LA doing
his best Super Mario impersonation ? will return to music any
time soon. Although it is
more than two years
since Purpose came
out, he is not planning his comeback
until the end of this
year, or early 2019.
That album yielded
three
No1
singles,
What
Do
You
Mean?, Sorry and
Love Yourself.
After disappearing for a year to get
back on the straight and
narrow, he had better
hope his next release is
worth the wait.
DAN?S
DILEMMAS
WITH DAN WOOTTON AND
DR LINDA PAPADOPOULOS
TOP names are sharing their issues with
me and Linda, below,
live on air.
Those with
dilemmas
that needed
solving so
far include
GARY
BARLOW,
Geordie
Shore?s
MARNIE SIMPSON
and VAMPS
star JAMES
McVEY, who
struggles to
understand
selfie fans.
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HOWARD
BEARD
JEERS
TAKE THAT?s HOWARD
DONALD says he is being
tormented by anti-beard trolls.
He made the strange
revelation after warning off
bandmate MARK OWEN from
sporting facial hair for the
first time in the band?s 28year history.
He claims ?beard haters?
have been taunting him ever
since he joined social media.
Dad-of-four Howard, below,
has been nursing his beard
growth since October 2016
after spending his Take
That days cleanshaven.
?While most
diehard
fans have
expressed
their adoration
for his furry
face, others
haven?t been
quite so nice, even
calling out his stray
grey hairs.
In an exclusive chat,
Howard, below, said: ?I have
loads of beard haters
constantly messaging me.
?They?re always saying
?shave ya beard?, ?shave ya
beard?. It?s too much. Beard
haters are not nice.?
Fresh-faced Mark said his
facial hair experiment was
down to his bid to bag a spot
in a top TV drama series.
He explained: ?I want to
grow my beard to be in Game
Of Thrones.?
He?d fit right in.
Kevin Federline celebrates his 40th at Vegas strip club l Chrissy Teigen quits Snapchat
gig due to family illness l Singer Tinashe confirms relationship with NBA?s Ben Simmons
22 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
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A SIGN This parrot is dead ugly. . .
OF THE
CRIMES
Deaf maniac nicked
With this
wing...
Rhea is not just a
lovebird by name
? she already has
her bridal dress
ready and is now
hoping that one
day she?ll squawk
down the aisle
A BRAVE policewoman tackled a deaf
axe attacker by using sign language.
PC Christine Fortt confronted the ?extremely
aggressive? man as he threatened to strike
colleague Sgt Jonathan Pursey.
She quickly realised the man had a hearing and
speech impairment and remembered sign language
she learned when working with deaf people.
She used it to calm him down and persuade him
to leave. PC Fortt said: ?I
felt there was no other
By PATRICK GYSIN
way of dealing with him.?
The cops had to deal with the axe. Sgt Pursey
tackled
the man with the
with a group of drunk
leaving
himself
people at a house party knife,
vulnerable
to the axe.
in
Caerphilly,
South
?PC Fortt put herself
Wales. One man left but
her
colleague
returned wielding the axe between
as the officers spoke to and the man and used
communication tactics to
the home owner.
keep distance and
Det Chief Con Pam
prevent an attack.?
Kelly said: ?He was in
The
axeman,
a rage and pointed at
who
was
later
Sgt Pursey with the
arrested,
was
given
axe
raised
in
a
a suspended jail
striking position.
term.
?The occupier of
The cops received
the address came out
bravery awards.
with a knife to
patrick.gysin
attack the male
Award . . Fortt
@the-sun.
co.uk
All hands on peck
Is it a bird?
She is a sea bird ? but a Rhea admiral
rather than a Parrot of the Caribbean
You will believe a man can fly . . . but a
bald bird? Maybe not, even with a cape
SHE was the star of TV
documentary The World?s
Ugliest Pets ? and now,
feather-free lovebird Rhea
is a fashion high-flyer on
Instagram.
Last week we
told you how
Rhea, a type
of parrot, had
lost her plumage due to a
viral disease,
and after the
ITV show fans
flocked to see
more of her on
social media.
Others have sent
her hand-knitted outfits to
keep her warm.
Rhea?s owner, Isabella
Eisenmann, from Boston in
the US, inset, entertains
her 435,000 followers
with regular snaps
of
the
bald
birdie posing
in the designs.
Here, EMMA
PIETRAS and
NICK
PRITCHARD pick
her best looks
? giving a new
meaning to the
phrase
parrot
fashion . . .
1GM
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
. it has ceased to be cute
Beak a
boob
With coconut bra
and grass skirt
this look is pure
South Pacific ?
otherwise known
as Polly-nesia
Pretty Polly
Mexi-canary
As Miss Universe, Rhea can travel the
world ? so it?s tiara from her for now
Foodies went mad for Tex-Mex ? now
Rhea thrills fashionistas with Pecks-Mex
23
RETURN
OF THE
BEAST
2 days until freeze
BRITAIN is set to be battered by more
snow in a big Easter freeze.
The second return of the Beast from the
East is expected to begin on Wednesday and
will last at least a fortnight.
Hoodie
woodpecker
OK, a hoodie is more street than chic
but it helps Rhea to gangsta rap up warm
Bird spotting
Some high-fashion looks earn oohs and
aahs. This one is more macaw-blimey
For millions of travellers rushing to get away it
means fresh roads, rail and air mayhem. Sub-zero
lows will hit overnight, with daytime maximums
barely above 5C (41F). The worst hit areas will be the
North East, Lincolnshire
By PAUL SIMS
and East Anglia. It comes
after the Beast from the
East and Storm Emma says rain, snow and hail
will sweep in from the
crippled the UK.
Roads
were
blocked, West. But its chief operatrain services axed and tional meteorologist Laura
said:
?The
flights grounded. A mini Paterson
Beast followed days later, ground is warmer and the
sun stronger so snowfall
causing more chaos.
should be subdued.?
Temperatures yesThis
month?s
terday ? the start
average
temof British Sumperature
has
mer Time ?
been
3.1C
rose to 14C
(37.5C), lower
(57F) in Wales
than the norand
the
mal 9C (48C).
South,
but
The
lowest
hopes
of
a
average
on
warm
spell
record
for
will be wiped
out by midweek.
March was 1.9C
The Met Office
(35F) in 1962.
5C
maximum
temperatures
expected in
daytime
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IT?S BOWL
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Brit behind 1st Jamaica team
SIGHTINGS of an invasive water plant that
poses a �8billion risk to
the environment have hit
a high, experts warn.
Fifty tons of floating
pennywort were removed
from the Thames in 2017.
It spreads to the wild if
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A crusade on the issue
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Biosecurity
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Car hit 2
in lounge
A MUM and daughter
were
seriously
injured
when a car crashed into
their front room.
Mel Beattie, 53, and
15-year-old
Tash
were
watching TV when the
black Audi A4 ploughed
into their family home.
Mel suffered seven broken ribs and a punctured
lung while Tash broke
two ribs and her ankle.
Both were recovering
in hospital last night.
Dad Robert, 61, was
unhurt in Worcester. He
said: ?How Mel?s alive I?ll
never know. The house
looks like a war zone.?
Police are hunting for
the male driver, who fled
the
scene
at
about
10.30pm on Friday.
25
EXCLUSIVE by NEIL SYSON
A BRITISH bowls fan
is to play in the Commonwealth Games for
Jamaica ? inspired by
its ?Cool Runnings?
bobsleigh team.
Andrew Newell, 44, is
using his parents?
nationality
to
represent the
island in the
sport for the
first time.
Hit the jack-pot . .
bowler Andrew
The
longtime fan set
up the Jamaican
Lawn
Bowls
Association and orga-
AMBITION
INSPIRATION
Andrew with teammates
The 1993 bobsleigh movie
nised UK tournaments to
qualify for the Games in
Australia next month.
His
ambition
was
spurred by the 1993 film
based on the Caribbean
country?s Winter Olympics
bobsleigh team. Andrew,
from Battersea, South London, said: ?My friends used
to take the Mickey.
?But now I get respect
for creating history.?
neil.syson@the-sun.co.uk
Picture: GARY STONE
�n risk
on weed
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
26 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
1GM
Elton 71st
kid cards
SIR
Elton
John
has
shared photos of birthday
cards from his sons as
he turned 71 yesterday.
He posted a picture on
Instagram of two handmade cards from Elijah,
five, and Zachary, seven.
Elton wrote: ?Woke up
to these beautiful birthday cards from my beautiful sons?.
He also shared a picture of a rose bouquet
from the kids and husband David Furnish, 55.
He wrote: ?I like flowers . . . Thank-you
David,
Zachary and Elijah!!?
David wrote: ?The boys
and I love you with all
our hearts.?
Dawn so
assured
DAWN French and Adele
beat supermodels in a
poll on women who radiate confidence.
This Morning presenter
Holly
Willoughby,
37,
came top with 43 per
cent of the votes.
Actress Dawn, 60, was
second and singer Adele,
29, was third.
But supermodels Gigi
Hadid, and Kendall Jenner, both 22, got just five
per cent in the poll of
1,000 women by plus size
fashion brand Curvissa.
Laura Sutherland, of
Curvissa,
said:
?It?s
refreshing to see talented
women who are happy in
themselves top the poll.?
�a-day
meal hell
A REPORTER spent a
week
living
on
food
costing less than �a day
? and said it left her
?miserable?.
Katie
Timms
forced
herself to get by on
basics such as beans and
soup to highlight lowincome families? plights.
She
spent
�83
at
Tesco to last seven days,
but regretted many choices ? such as ?lumpy,
tasteless porridge.?
Katie, 23, a journalist at
the
Plymouth
Herald,
said: ?While I managed
to stick to budget, I was
absolutely miserable.
?Living on �a day is
tough, but it is do-able if
absolutely necessary.?
LATEST FROM HOLLYWOOF
WHINE-UP . . .
Isle Of Dogs scene
Dog film?s
a mutt-see
RUSTLING bags of sweets, drinks
being slurped and constant
chatter can make a trip to the
cinema a noisy nightmare.
So just imagine the scene if
the audience was full of dogs.
Yesterday, more than 30
owners and their pets attended
a special, er, muttinee screening
of new Wes Anderson animation
Isle Of Dogs in London.
The film has mainly canine
characters and features the
voices of Bryan Cranston and
Frances McDormand.
So we sent our Rover reporter,
cavapoo BUDDY to check it out.
Here, he tells us how he got on
and what he thought of the film.
ROVER REPORTER
. . . Sun dog Buddy
WE LEFT WANTING PAW
A TV as big as my house to
bark at and a free blanket
to sit on ? my trip to the
cinema was nowhere near as
ruff as I was expecting.
Having watched The Rex-orcist
through my paws, I was not
looking forward to a film about
disease-ridden hounds.
But I was barking up the
wrong tree thinking Isle Of Dogs
was going to be scary.
It is set 20 years into the
future when all dogs in a
fictional
Japanese
city
are
banished to an island following
an outbreak of canine flu.
The film follows the plight of
a pack of dogs as they help a
stranded boy in the search for
his lost pet. It was a bit too
sickly sweet in places but me
and my pals watched intently ?
and hardly made a sound.
We loved the voice cast, which
also includes Bill Murray and
Scarlett Johansson.
But none was a patch on Toto,
Beethoven, Lassie and Hooch.
Previous Wes Anderson films
including The Grand Budapest
Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom
feature fussy hoteliers and angstridden teens.
So I was happy to see the
director finally focus on the stars
who really matter ? us dogs.
l Isle Of Dogs (PG) is on general
release on Friday.
Barks out of five:
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GIVEAWAY WORTH OVER �0
Matthew . . ?provoked?
10yrs for
hammer
wife-killer
By LAUREN VEEVERS
A BRITISH expat who
hobnobbed with Dubai?s
rich and famous before
killing his wife has escaped the death penalty.
Francis Matthew, 61, hit
63-year-old Jane with a
hammer after a row over
their growing debts.
Two weeks earlier the
ex-Gulf News newspaper
editor-at-large boasted of
meeting
Dubai?s
ruler,
Sheikh Mohammed.
Matthew denied premeditated murder, but
was yesterday convicted
in a United Arab Emirates court and jailed for
ten years.
Prosecutors had sought
the death penalty but his
lawyer said he didn?t
mean to kill his wife, who
he said provoked him.
The pair, who had a
son, wed in Chippenham,
Wilts, and lived in a
Dubai villa. But cash woe
meant they faced losing
their home last year.
Jane?s family said they
hoped the sentence would
be increased on appeal.
G4 show
on road
A GREAT-gran got a
private
gig
with
her
favourite band G4 after
falling just feet from
their concert venue.
Marjorie
Everett,
75,
banged her head on the
way in to Lincoln?s New
Theatre Royal.
The
operatic
singers
came out and performed
for Marjorie and husband
Peter, 75, as they waited
for an ambulance outside
Marjorie,
of
Welton,
said: ?It was surreal.?
Peter added: ?It was
quite emotional being sat
so close to the four men
in harmony together.?
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27
BACON:
I?VE GOT
ADHD..
AGE
42
Docs diagnose star
EXCLUSIVE by HANNAH HOPE
FORMER Blue Peter host
Richard Bacon says he
has been diagnosed with
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder aged 42.
The star, axed by the
BBC in 1998 when it was
revealed
he
had
taken
cocaine, saw a specialist
this year after his behaviour spun out of control.
After a brain scan he found
he had two types of ADHD ?
normally spotted in childhood ?
and was put on medication.
Dad-of-two Richard, now in
LA working for Fox TV, says
his condition is improving.
He said: ?I?d lose credit cards
twice a week and my wallet,
keys, passport and phone. It
sounds trivial, but the consequences add up to something
quite serious for your family.
?On top of that, I was going
out too late and drinking too
much. I was opening a bottle of
wine and getting through it in
front of the telly at night.
?It was causing pain and
Struggle . . . Bacon saw specialist
chaos and I was tired all the
time.? Richard added: ?It?s a
relief to be diagnosed.
?I?m so much better, I?m sleeping a lot better, only drinking a
couple of times a week and a
lot less. If I?d been diagnosed in
my twenties the cocaine debacle
wouldn?t have happened.
?But now I can change and
be a good father and husband.?
28 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
1GM
ICKY IKEA MEATBALLS
MADE FROM INSECTS
IKEA has created a new
version of its iconic
meatballs ? made from
insects.
The Crispy Bug Balls,
made of mealworms, carrots, parsnips and beetroot,
are part of a new range
aimed at saving the planet.
Green treat . . . insect meatball
The Swedish flat-pack giant is
developing
more
sustainable
dishes to beat a looming global
By PAUL SIMS
food crisis. Other ?smart foods?
include the Bug Burger, where
the meat is replaced with beetroot, parsnip, potatoes and a
dollop of mealworms. The pattie
is topped with a blackcurrant
and beetroot ketchup.
In the Dogless Hotdog, meat
is swapped for baby carrots and
topped by seaweed. The bright
green bun is made from algae.
Punters could finish the meal
with a scoop of microgreen ice
cream, made by combining
herbs such as basil and mint
with fruit juices.
The wacky alternatives, which
may appear on future Ikea cafe
menus, are being developed by
its research lab Space 10 in
Copenhagen, Denmark.
Simon Caspersen, co-founder
of Space 10, said: ?Our meat
production is impacting global
warming significantly.
?Insects
generally
contain
more protein and are
lower in fat.? He said
1,000 species are scoffed
in 80 per cent of nations.
Sebastian Dragelykke, a
food designer, said: ?We
are working to come up
with dishes that look
good, taste good, and are
good for the planet.?
paul.sims@the-sun.co.uk
KITCHEN SOARSPAN
Demand for kitchenware has soared as three
in five Brits say they
cook more at home, 2,000
told a retailer?s survey.
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Deidre
Becky gets a
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him about baby
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Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
ESTATE WHERE EVERYTHING
CAN BE RUN BY SMARTPHONE
HONE
Gordon . . . and Lesley
Strachan
and wife
ski crash
By JOHN LUCAS
FORMER Scotland manager
Gordon
Strachan
put his wife in hospital
after a failed attempt to
take up skiing.
The 61-year-old football
boss veered off course
while
following
an
instructor and fell.
Wife Lesley ran straight
into him on the Alps,
flipping over his body.
He said on talkSPORT:
?Everything you saw at
the Winter Olympics I
did backwards coming
down the slope.
?My wife injured herself badly, I mean really
badly, and I had to take
her to hospital.
?She fell into some
nugget lying in the middle of the slope. Guess
who the nugget was??
The
ex-Manchester
United and Leeds United
star was sacked by the
Scottish Football Association
after
failing
to
qualify for this summer?s
World Cup in Russia.
Brit salad
dodgers
PLASTIC bags of salad
given away with takeaway
curries and kebabs are
one of Britain?s biggest
sources of food waste, a
study has found.
A poll of 3,500 found
94 per cent are thrown
away immediately. One
per cent go in the fridge
but are binned later, and
four per cent are left in
the shop or given back to
the driver. None is eaten.
SHEDDY MONEY
One in ten Brits would
live in a garden shed for
a year to save cash to
buy a home, a Likely
Loans poll of 1,000 found.
THE iHOME
Living Room
Ceiling Light
100%
Front Door
Unlocked
EXCLUSIVE by DANIEL
JONES, Consumer Editor
AN estate of smart
homes has been built
with virtually everything
run via an iPhone.
Owners can switch on
lights and heating while
away and unlock the front
door as they approach.
They can ask for cooking tips
and traffic reports or remotely
turn on the kettle, radio and
CCTV footage.
The 56 flats and houses cost
from
�0,000,
with
half
already sold.
Ken Forster, chief of the
Swedish building firm Trivselhus, said: ?Making them smart
in this way was less than one
per cent of the total cost.
?This is for the masses, not
just for footballers, movie stars
and bankers.
?Until now only the superrich might have something like
this, having spent �,000 or
�0,000
to
install
it
or
splashed out on a multimillion-pound new home.?
The estate in Milton Keynes,
Bucks, comes with Apple technology and virtual assistant
Siri already installed.
The properties boast a Home
Pod speaker which owners can
chat with, an iPad, iPod touch,
Apple TV and Apple Watch.
The set-up also lets them
remotely open window blinds,
control towel heaters and electric sockets and get notified if
motion sensors are triggered.
Visiting friends and relatives
can even have their smartphones adjusted to operate the
front door lock.
daniel.jones@the-sun.co.uk
CAMERAS
WINDOWS
LIGHTSWITCH
HEATING
KITCHEN
SOCKETS
Let you check on
house while
away. You also
get alerts from
motion sensors
Blinds can be
opened from
phone or timed
so you wake in
natural daylight
Programmed to
switch on as you
approach drive
or put on motion
sensor at night
Can be set to
come on as you
enter front door
and warm up
towel rails
Cooking tips
from web via Siri.
Kettle can be set
to switch on as
you wake up
Can be turned
off remotely in
case of the iron
being accidently
left on
29
30 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
M&S HIDING ITS
FREEBIE BISCUITS
MARKS & Spencer has been
slammed for hiding complimentary biscuits under the counter.
EXCLUSIVE by DANIEL JONES
people that didn?t eat the biscuit. Just
Customers were automatically given big company greed taking away little
one free when they bought a hot perks that make a difference.?
Marilyn said: ?It?s demeaning. If it?s
drink at the store?s cafes.
But now they will get a biscuit only a case of wastage, wouldn?t it be better
if the customer was asked??
if they ask for one ? as
M&S sells the mini oat bisbosses claim too many are
cuits in its food halls in packs
thrown away.
of around 22 for �
Customers took to social
The move comes after the
media to fume at the move,
chain announced the closure
which they branded ?costof 14 stores in January.
cutting? and ?demeaning?.
M&S said: ?The free biscuit
Paul Doward blasted on
is still available, our customers
Twitter: ?Taking cost-cutting
just
need to ask. This is in an
misery to a whole new level.
effort to improve food waste
Embarrassing.?
as we?ve found a lot of cusAnother called Lucy said:
?I doubt there were many No more . . . notice tomers don?t eat the biscuit.?
2GM
Yumpy
pumpy
THREE quarters of Brits
prefer eating to sex, a
survey has found.
They also put it ahead
of telly, holidays, exercise and sleeping.
The poll of 2,000
found our favourite food
is chocolate, then curry
and fish and chips.
Almost half said they
preferred to eat out, to
spare them cooking and
washing up, the survey
by
restaurant
chain
Giraffe found.
Psychologist Dr Becky
Spelman said: ?Food is
at the heart of happy
occasions, such as birthdays and Christmas.?
OUR MAN (JUST ABB
By JACOB LEWIS
Deputy Travel Editor
I KNOW I shouldn?t think
about it ? but after more
than 17 hours in the air I
can?t get the worst-case
scenario out of my head.
No, not a plane crash. I am
convinced I am breathing in
more of people?s wind than air.
I am on the first scheduled nonstop flight between Australia and the
UK, travelling with Qantas from Perth
to London Heathrow.
The atmosphere in the pressurised
tube I am sharing with 200 other
bodies has become rather stale.
And while I?m not the sole journalist on the flight, I am the only one
sat in economy for the 9,001-mile trip.
Excited Australian press and a CNN
star turned left into a world of
champagne and ?suite? beds. But I
ventured right into the familiar world
of screaming kids and aching bums.
Qantas? new daily route from the
UK to the West Coast of Australia
means British holidaymakers heading
Down Under can now avoid the
hassle of a transfer in cities such as
Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.
But is shaving a couple of hours off
your journey really worth this kind of
extreme long-haul flying?
For the traveller who can afford to
splurge �127 on a first-class return
ticket, it?s a no-brainer. But what
about us cattle-class commoners?
The route is scheduled to take 16
hours and 45 minutes. My journey to
London, going against the wind, took
17 hours and 13 minutes.
Between
taxiing,
boarding
and
disembarking, the total time spent on
board was almost 18 hours.
I joined flight QF9 in Perth just
after sunset on Saturday and we took
off as scheduled at 6.50pm (10.50am
UK time).
Flying away from the sunrise, we
wouldn?t touch down in London until
well before daybreak at 5.03am on
Sunday, after the clocks changed.
Bounced about by
a tropical storm
The route is not only the UK?s
longest, but also holds the depressing
honour of being the world?s longest
flight without daylight.
For aviation buffs, the longest commercial flight in the world is the
route between the New Zealand city
of Auckland and Doha, Qatar, which
clocks in at 18 hours and 20 minutes.
Before take-off we were given strict
instructions over the tannoy: ?For your
safety we do not allow anyone to
sleep on the floor.?
You know it?s going to be tough
when they worry about us lying in the
aisle to get some shut-eye.
I was saved the misery of my
allocated middle seat by fellowpassenger Emma Hodge, from Devon,
who wanted to sit with her boyfriend,
leaving me the aisle seat.
When I asked what made them
book the flight, she said: ?We didn?t.
We were supposed to be flying to
Melbourne via Dubai but they shunted
us on to this route instead ? and I?m
a nervous flier.?
We couldn?t get so much as a glass
of water for the first hour as the
cabin crew had to stay seated while
we were bounced about by a tropical
cyclone called Marcus.
So what are passengers meant to do
for 18 hours?
There is time to binge all the way
through to episode two, season three,
of Breaking Bad, watch eight Harry
Potter films, see Crocodile Dundee ten
times or listen to every one of The
Beatles? songs nearly twice over.
The in-flight entertainment had a
strangely festive catalogue for late
March. I don?t know how bored you
need to be to watch A Bad Moms
Christmas. I never quite got there.
At the eight-hour mark, with my
back aching, I reached for my mobile.
Incredibly for the launch of such a
mammoth route, Qantas? shiny new
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner does not
offer wifi ? but I am told it is coming.
I am a fan of the plane and its
eerily quiet cabins.
But hearing conversations as clearly
as if people were on your lap adds a
new level of claustrophobia to the
already nervy act of perching on an
aeroplane loo. It is the Dreamliner?s
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The Dreamliner may not be a gasguzzler but flying direct is almost as
bad for the environment as wasting
fuel on a layover.
A long flight means carrying more
fuel, adding weight to the plane,
which means burning more gas.
One thing that is light on board is
the food. It began three hours in with
a bread roll, chicken with rice and
veg, followed by a mango and
passion fruit panna cotta.
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2 wine
1 gin and tonic
7 waters
1 bag of bar snacks
1 chicken, rice and veg
1 bread roll
1 panna cotta
1 cooked breakfast
1 yoghurt with granola
1 mini banana loaf
1 cup of tea
1 orange juice
4 toilet breaks
1 movie ? Take Your
Pills, on Netflix
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with my eyes closed
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JET?S SET . . . Dreamliner
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inset right, arrives in London
small room above the central seats,
where luggage space has been used
to fit two single beds.
Despite ice cream being handed
out before bedtime, I was peckish
again in what I am guessing was the
middle of the night . . . somewhere.
Groggy, aching and
ready for bed
Luckily there is a self-service glass
cabinet at the back of the plane, full
of treats such as Tim Tams (some
kind of Aussie chocolate biscuit) and
hummus and carrots.
It frequently attracted a noisy
gathering of midnight grazers.
When the kangaroo route first
opened in 1947, holidaymakers hoping
to see Australia had to make seven
stops over four days. But it is yet to
be seen if customers will embrace
bringing the number of stops down
to zero. Passengers will be paying a
premium for the direct route and
there are signs that they are not yet
convinced.
Despite it being the inaugural flight,
with a first-class section full of
media, there were 23 empty seats
in economy.
The difference between the cheapest Qantas direct flights and rival
stopover routes is �1, according to
flight comparison site Skyscanner.
It found direct Qantas return
flights for 2018 cost from �1 per
person, while return flights with a
layover of less than two hours are
from �0, stopping in Abu Dhabi
with Etihad Airways.
At the 12-hour mark, with more
than five hours to go, I managed to
fall into a cramp-filled sleep before
waking for a classic airline breakfast
of soggy sausage and bacon, omelette,
beans, cake and yoghurt.
Like an archaeologist prising open
the sealed tomb of some ancient
pharaoh, airport ground crew are
often hit by a blast of rancid air
when the door swings open following
a long-haul flight.
After 18 hours, I imagine ours was
enough to knock a couple of
Heathrow?s bravest clean out.
I was groggy, aching and ready for
bed. But that?s exactly how I?d feel
after any long-haul journey. At a certain point you embrace the cramped
conditions and try to enjoy the ride.
If
you?re
after
a
holiday
in
Australia, by all means kick things
off on the beautiful West Coast.
But if you are on a budget and
don?t fancy the endurance test, a onestop double hop might still be your
smartest choice for a trip Down Under.
Boeing 787-9
Dreamliner
Speed: 650mph (Mach 0.85)
Passengers: 290
Range: 9,780 miles (15,739km)
Wingspan: 197 feet (60 metres)
Length: 206 feet (63 metres)
Weight: 253 tonnes
Cost: �8million
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Jeremy Paxman asks the
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9.00 Hospital
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10.30 Newsnight
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11.15 Pilgrimage: The Road To
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the Pentagon for help. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons The family
takes part in a reality TV show,
but it proves unpopular with
viewers. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Bender
heads a campaign to legalise
?robosexual? marriage. Then, the
friends uncover a secret about
Leonardo Da Vinci. (R,S,HD)
6am LIVE Test Cricket. New Zealand v England. Coverage
of the fifth and final day of the First Test in the two-match
series, which takes place at Eden Park in Auckland.
9.30 LIVE Test Cricket. South Africa v Australia. Coverage
of day five of the Third Test from Newlands in Cape Town.
4.30 LIVE ATP Masters Tennis. The Miami Open. The sixth
day at the Tennis Centre, where the third round continues.
2.30 Super League Fulltime 3.00-6am Sky Sports News
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Years 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 PL Years 1.00
Premier League 100 Club 2.00 PL Best Goals 92/93 3.00
PL Years 5.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 5.30 Premier
League 100 Club 6.00 PL Best Goals 92/93 7.00 Best Of
Nissan Match Zone 7.30 Premier League 100 Club 8.00
Gary Neville?s Soccerbox 9.00 Best PL Goals: Tottenham Vs
Chelsea 9.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 10.00 Class Of ?92:
Full Time 11.00 PL Greatest Games 12.00 PL Best Goals
13/14 1.00 PL Greatest Games 2.00 PL Legends 3.00 PL
Greatest Games 4.00 PL Best Goals 15/16 5.00 Soccer
AM: The Best Bits 5.30-6am Premier League 100 Club
SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL
6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Football?s
Greatest Players 8.30 Football?s Greatest Teams 9.00 Scottish
Cup Greatest Games 9.30 La Liga Greatest Games 10.00 La
Liga Files 1.00 Magical Messi 2.00 The Best La Liga Goals
2016/17 3.00 20 Years Of El Clasico 3.45 Ronaldo: A
Sensational Season 4.15 La Liga Greatest Games 5.00
Football Years 5.30 Football Countdowns 6.00 EFL Rivalries
7.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits
7.30 La Li a Greatest Games
7.40 LIVE Irish Football Warrenpoint Town v Crusaders.
Kick-off at 7.45. Coverage of the clash at Milltown.
9.45 La Liga Icons David Beckham?s career.
10.00 MLS Round-Up Show
10.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits
11.00 Ronaldo: A Sensational Season
11.30 La Liga Icons Double bill.
12.00 MLS Round-Up Show 12.30 Soccer AM: The Best
Bits 1.00 One2Eleven 1.30 SPFL Greatest Games 2.00
MLS Round-Up Show 2.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 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
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
TONIGHT?S PICKS
The Queen: Her Commonwealth Story, BBC1, 9pm
Hospital
BBC2, 9pm
FANS of The Crown
will be familiar with
parts of The Queen?s
1953 Commonwealth
tour, which is revisited
in this docu including
her trip to Tonga.
THIS compelling NHS
documentary moves to
Nottingham for its third
series, where surgeons
are frustrated by
non-urgent ops being
cancelled due to cuts.
Thrifty Ways To ? Summer
Holiday, C4, 8.30pm
Russian Spy Assassins: The
Salisbury Attack, C4, 10pm
PRESENTERS Katie
Piper and Amar Latif
show how to save
plenty on your summer
hols by flying midweek
and eating your main
meal at lunchtime.
DISPATCHES docu
sees Matt Frei explore
the nerve agent attack
on Russian double
agent Sergei Skripal,
his daughter Yulia, and
its consequences.
FREE
with
un
Severy
THE
Saturday
SKY SPORTS ACTION
8pm Mon-El hopes genius Brainiac-5 will be
able to snap Supergirl out of her coma
6.30 The Simpsons
(9, 10 & 11/22) Three episodes.
Marge is mugged at the
supermarket and develops a fear
of venturing outdoors. Next, Homer
discovers the power of prayer.
Then, Bart legally separates from
his parents.(R,S,HD)
8.00 Supergirl
(10/23) Mon-El hopes genius
Legion Of Super-Heroes member
Brainiac-5 can snap Kara out of
her coma, while the DEO gets
help in its fight against Reign?s
rampage. (HD)
9.00 A League Of Their Own:
Best Bits
(10/10) James Corden reflects
on the funniest moments, the
wackiest challenges and the best
gags of series 10 in a special
highlights episode of sport-based
comedy quiz. (R,S,HD)
10.00 Hostage
A washed-up former hostage
negotiator returns to regular
police work, but later finds
himself forced to draw on his old
skills in a bid to save a crooked
accountant?s children, who have
been taken prisoner in their own
home by a gang of psychotic
delinquents. Thriller starring
Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak and
Ben Foster. (2005) ?? (HD)
12.05 Ross Kemp: Extreme World
The criminal underworld of
Naples. (R,S,HD) 1.05 Brit Cops:
Law & Disorder (R,S) 2.00 Most
Shocking (R,S) 3.00 The Force:
Essex (R,S,HD) 4.00 It?s Me Or
The Dog (R,S) 5.00-6am
Futurama (R,S,HD)
REGIONAL VARIATIONS
6am The Gloves Are Off: AJ V Parker 6.30 Top 14 Rugby
Union 10.10 Sky Sports Boxing Gold 10.30 Fight Night
11.30 The Gloves Are Off: AJ V Parker 12.00 NFL:
Greatest Games 1.30 Fight Night 2.30 WWE Raw
4.30 FishO?Mania Highlights 5.00 Fight Night
9.30 The Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs Parker
10.00 Super League Fulltime
10.30 AJ: Perfect 20
11.00 The Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs Parker
11.30 Fighting AJ: Michael Sprott
11.45 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
12.00 AJ: Perfect 20 12.30 The Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs
Parker 1.00 LIVE WWE Late Night Raw. Wrestling
coverage from the States. 4.15 Sky Sports Boxing Gold
4.35 AJ: Perfect 20 5.35-6am Sky Sports Boxing Gold
SKY SPORTS ARENA
6am Sporting Greats 7.00 WWE Raw Highlights 8.00 ATP
Masters Tennis 9.00 Sporting Records 9.30 ATP Masters
Tennis 10.30 Sporting Greats 11.00 Racing News 11.30
ATP Masters Tennis 12.30 Sporting Records 1.00 ATP
Masters Tennis 2.00 Sporting Greats 3.00 ATP Masters
Tennis 4.00 LIVE ATP Masters Tennis. The Miami Open.
2.30 Super League Fulltime 3.00 AJ: Perfect 20
3.35 The Gloves Are Off: AJ Vs Parker 4.10 Great
Sporting Moments 5.30-6am Sporting Records
BT SPORT 1
6am World Sailing 6.30 Formula E Championship 7.30
Mobil 1: The Grid 8.00 Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights
10.30 MotoGP Films 12.00 AFL 2.00 WTA Tennis
4.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day seven of the Miami Open, the
largest tennis event in the world outside of the Grand Slams.
12.00 World Sailing 12.30 BT S ort Films 1.30 Vanarama
National League Highlights 2.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day
seven of the Miami Open, the largest tennis event in the
world outside of the Grand Slams. 4.00 World Sailing 4.30
Mobil 1: The Grid 5.00-6am SEC Storied
BT SPORT 2
6am Classic MOTD: Thrillers 7.30 Classic Premier League
12.30 ESPN Classic Boxing 3.30 NBA 5.00 NBA Inside
Stuff 5.30 Mobil 1: The Grid 6.00 World Sailing
6.30 The Outdoor Sports Show 7.00 Vanarama National
League Highlights 7.30 NBA 9.00 Fishing 10.00
World?s Strongest Man 11.00 Cage Warriors 1.00 UEFA
Champions League Magazine 1.30 LIVE College
Basketball. Action from game one of the College Basketball
Invitational finals. 3.30 UFC Classics 4.30 UFC Classics
5.30-6am Vanarama National League Highlights
BT SPORT 3
6am Sport In Focus 6.15 Sport In Focus 6.30 Vanarama
National League 7.30 The Outdoor Sports Show 8.00
International Football 9.00 Hyundai A-League 1.30 FIM CEV
Repsol 5.15 MotoGP Rewind 5.30 Sport In Focus 5.45
Vanarama National League 6.45 International Football
7.45 UEFA Champions League Magazine 8.15 Aviva
Premiership Rugby Highlights 10.45 Sport In Focus 11.00
Formula E Championship 12.00 Toyota Racing Series
3.00 NBA 4.30-6am Classic Premier League
S4C 6am Cyw 12noon Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd
12.05pm Dros Gymru 12.15 LIVE Cwpan China: Cymru Vs
Wrwgwai 2.45 Prynhawn Da 3.45 Dros Gymru 3.55 Newyddion
S4C A?r Tywydd 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Ffeil 5.05 Mwy O
Stwnsh Sadwrn 5.25 Pengwiniaid Madagascar 5.35 Sgorio
6.00 Newyddion S4C A?r Tywydd 6.05 Gwaith/Cartref
7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol Y Cwm 8.25 Perthyn
9.00 Newyddion 9 A?r Tywydd 9.30 Ffermio 10.00 Trycar
11.00-11.35pm Mike Phillips A?r Senghenydd Sirens
BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 7.30-8pm X-Ray
BBC ONE NORTH WEST As main BBC ONE except:
12.25-1.15am The Super League Show
BBC TWO WALES As main BBC TWO except: 7pm Match Of
The Day Wales: China Cup 7.30-8pm MasterChef
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tvguide Monday
FREEVIEW
Been Framed! Gold 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
10.20 The Bachelor USA 12.15 Emmerdale 12.45
You?ve Been Framed! Gold 1.45 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 4.50
Judge Rinder 5.50 Take Me Out 7.00 You?ve Been
Framed! Gold 8.00 Two And A Half Men 9.00 Family
Guy 9.30 American Dad! 10.00 Action Team
10.35 Family Guy 11.30 American Dad! 12.00 The
Cleveland Show 12.55 Plebs 1.30 Two And A Half
Men 2.25 Teleshopping 5.55-6am Nightscreen
Girls 11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The
Goldbergs 1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.00 How I
Met Your Mother 3.00 New Girl 4.00 Brooklyn NineNine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory
7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Extreme Cake Makers 8.00 The
Big Bang Theory 8.30 Young Sheldon 9.00 Made In
Chelsea 10.00 Five Star Hotel 11.05 The Big Bang
Theory 12.00 First Dates 1.05 Five Star Hotel 2.05
Made In Chelsea 3.00 Tattoo Fixers On Holiday 3.55
First Dates Abroad 4.20-6am Rules Of Engagement
& Skint 12.05 Police Interceptors 1.05 Can?t Pay?
We?ll Take It Away 3.00 Neighbours 3.30 Home And
Away: Buried Alive 4.00 Will & Grace 5.00 The Fresh
Prince Of Bel-Air 6.00 Neighbours 6.30 Home And
Away: Buried Alive 7.00 Last Man Standing 8.00
FILM Poseidon (2006) 10.00 Bad Teen To Ballroom
Queen 11.00 FILM House At The End Of The Street.
Horror starring Jennifer Lawrence. (2011) 1.05 FILM
Vampire Academy (2014) 3.10 The Shannara
Chronicles 3.55 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.55 Heartbeat
7.55 The Royal 8.55 Judge Judy 10.20 Inspector
Morse 12.35 The Royal 1.40 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street 3.50 On The Buses 4.55 You?re
Only Young Twice 5.25 Rising Damp 5.55 Heartbeat
7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Lewis 10.00 DCI
Banks 12.05 Scott & Bailey 2.00 Nightscreen
2.30-6am Teleshopping
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Home Or Away 11.35 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come
Dine With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Home Or
Away 5.55 Kirstie And Phil?s Love It Or List It 6.55
The Secret Life Of The Zoo 7.55 Grand Designs
9.00 Car SOS 10.00 Speed With Guy Martin
11.05 24 Hours In A&E 12.10 Ramsay?s Kitchen
Nightmares USA 1.10 Car SOS 2.05 24 Hours In
A&E 3.10-3.50am 8 Out Of 10 Cats
6am The Protectors 6.30 The Chase 7.30 Ironside
8.30 Quincy ME 9.35 Minder 10.40 The Saint
11.45 The Avengers 12.50 Ironside 1.50 Quincy ME
2.55 Minder 3.55 The Saint 5.00 The Avengers
6.05 Storage Wars 7.00 Pawn Stars 8.00 River
Monsters 9.00 Death Row 2018 With Trevor
McDonald 10.00 FILM Jaws. Steven Spielberg?s
thriller starring Roy Scheider. (1975) 12.30 FILM
Senna (2010) 2.40 Football?s Greatest: Zinedine
Zidane 2.50 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A
Contractor 9.35 Chicago PD 10.20 Law & Order
11.20 NCIS: New Orleans 1.10 NCIS 2.10 Chicago
PD 3.05 Law & Order 5.05 CSI: NY 7.00 NCIS
10.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 12.00
CSI: NY 12.55 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.55
CSI: NY 2.50 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Nothing To Declare 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00
Police Force: Australia 9.00 Without A Trace 10.00
Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00 Haven 1.00
To Catch A Smuggler: JFK Airport 2.00 House 3.00
Police Force: Australia 4.00 Border Security:
America?s Front Line 5.00 Animal House 6.00
Warehouse 13 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00 Babylon 5
9.00 Hawaii Five-0. Wo Fat kidnaps McGarrett. 10.00
Without A Trace 11.00 Caught On Dashcam 12.00
Air Ambulance ER 1.00 The Force: Manchester
2.00 Police 10/7 3.00 Road Wars 4.00 Motorway
Patrol 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.00
How I Met Your Mother 9.00 New Girl 10.00 2 Broke
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops
8.25 Dance Moms 9.10 Last Man Standing 10.05
The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air 11.05 On Benefits: Single
ITV3 freeview 10
ACTION TEAM,
ITV2, 10pm
Things are looking bleak as the unit is shut
down and Logan is presumed dead. With no
one left to stop him Vlad threatens the world
with the unveiling of his Super Mega Robot.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days 7.30 Danny Baker Rocks
The Seventies (A Bit) 8.00 Treasures Of The Indus
9.00 The Art Of Spain 10.00 The Lost Genius Of
British Art: William Dobson 11.00 Elegance And
Decadence: The Age Of The Regency 12.00
How To Be A Surrealist With Philippa Perry 1.00
Top Of The Pops: 1982 2.00 The Art Of Spain
3.00-4am And Then There Were None
ITV2 freeview 6
6am The Planet?s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Who?s Doing
The Dishes? 7.55 Emmerdale 8.25 Totally You?ve
Satellite & Digital
ITV4 freeview 24
E4 freeview 28
MORE4 freeview 14
5USA freeview 21
5STAR freeview 30
PICK freeview 11
DAVE freeview 12
REALLY freeview 17
6am Homes Under The Hammer 6.35 My Favourite
Garden 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Escape To The
Country 9.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 10.00 DIY
SOS 11.00 Countryside 999 12.00 Antiques Road
Trip 1.00 Escape To The Country 2.00 Fantasy
Homes By The Sea 3.00 Countryside 999 4.00 Most
Haunted 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 8.00 DIY SOS
9.00 Helicopter ER 10.00 Kings Cross ER 11.00
Women Behind Bars 12.00 Dr G: Medical Examiner
1.00 Crime Stories 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Dr G:
Medical Examiner 4.50 Women Behind Bars
5.35-6am My Favourite Garden
YESTERDAY freeview 19
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Who Do You Think You Are? 11.00
Impossible Railways 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Hidden
India 2.00 Planet Earth 3.00 Coast 4.00 Medieval
Murder Mysteries 5.00 Impossible Railways 6.00
Hidden Traces 7.00 Who Do You Think You Are?
8.00 Forbidden History 9.00 Goodnight Sweetheart
11.00 One Foot In The Grave 1.00 Tales Of Irish
Castles 2.00 Pointless 3.00-6am Teleshopping
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 Impossible
Engineering 4.00 World?s Most Dangerous Roads
5.00 Top Gear 7.00 World?s Most Dangerous Roads
8.00 Cop Car Workshop 9.00 Live At The Apollo
10.00 Dara O Briain?s Go 8 Bit 11.00 Taskmaster
12.00 Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish
1.00 QI 1.40 Would I Lie To You? 2.20 Mock The
Week 3.00 Suits 4.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Menu For Murder
(1990) 10.55 FILM Second Chances (2010) 12.45
FILM The Forger (2012) 2.35 FILM Jackie Chan?s
The Medallion (2003) 4.30 FILM Hush (1998) 6.25
FILM Ladder 49 (2004) 9.00 FILM Enemy Of The
State. Thriller starring Will Smith. (1998) 11.50 FILM
Arena (2011) 1.55 FILM 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded
(2013) 4.00 Sony Movie News Extra 4.10-5.05am
FILM Secrets Of The Summer House (2008)
Jokes 10.00 Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip
10.30 Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes 11.00 Bad
Robots 11.30 8 Out Of 10 Cats 12.30 Russell
Howard?s Stand Up Central 1.00 South Park 4.15
Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping
go missing. 10.00 Chicago Med. April helps Choi
work out how a neighbour got stabbed. 11.00 Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit. Three episodes.
2.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am The British 7.00 Urban Secrets 8.00 Richard E
Grant?s Hotel Secrets 9.00 The West Wing 11.00
House 1.00 Without A Trace 2.00 Making Of David
Attenborough?s Kingdom Of Plants 3.00 The West
Wing 5.00 House 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation. The team investigates a drug addict?s
death. 8.00 Blue Bloods. An officer is suspected of a
shooting at a diner. 9.00 Agnelli. A compelling
portrait of the Italian cultural icon, Gianni Agnelli.
11.10 The Sopranos. Pilot episode of the drama.
12.20 Real Time With Bill Maher 1.30 Our Cartoon
President 2.05 Crashing 2.40 Divorce 3.15
Here And Now 4.20-6am The West Wing
SKY LIVING
6am Motorway Patrol 7.00 Highway Patrol 7.30
Border Patrol 8.00 UK Border Force 9.00 Criminal
Minds 10.00 Cold Case 11.00 The Biggest Loser:
Australia 12.00 Obese: A Year To Save My Life USA
1.00 Air Rescue 2.00 Stop, Search, Seize 3.00
Nothing To Declare UK 4.00 Nothing To Declare
5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.00 Air Rescue
7.00 The Real A&E 7.30 The Real A&E 8.00
Elementary. Sherlock and Joan question Shinwell?s
role in an unsolved murder. 9.00 Criminal Minds. FBI
executive Linda Barnes joins the team to investigate a
quadruple murder. 10.00 Blindspot. Patterson?s
investigation results in a horrible incident. 11.00
Criminal Minds 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
1.00 Cold Case 2.00 How To Get Away With Murder
3.00 Motorway Patrol 4.00 Nothing To Declare UK
5.00-6am The Biggest Loser: Australia
FOX
8am Monk 9.00 Body Of Proof 11.00 The Mentalist
1.00 Body Of Proof 3.00 The Mentalist 5.00 NCIS
9.00 The Walking Dead. Trouble arises when
unexpected visitors arrive at the Hilltop. 10.00
Talking Dead 11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American
Dad! 1.00 The Walking Dead 3.00 Family Guy 4.00
American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
GOLD
7.35am The Piglet Files 8.00 Waiting For God 8.40
Goodnight Sweetheart 9.15 Last Of The Summer
Wine 11.15 My Family 11.50 My Hero 12.30 Only
Fools And Horses 1.55 As Time Goes By 2.35
Waiting For God 3.15 My Hero 3.55 Last Of The
Summer Wine 5.55 As Time Goes By 6.40 Dad?s
Army 8.00 Dinnerladies 9.15 Only Fools And Horses
10.40 Gavin & Stacey 11.20 Come Fly With Me
12.35 Vic Reeves Big Night Out 1.40 Come Fly With
Me 2.10 Gimme Gimme Gimme 2.40 Harry Hill?s TV
Burp 4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
8am Scrubs 9.00 My Name Is Earl 10.00 Friends
1.00 Impractical Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 8 Simple
Rules 5.00 Friends 9.00 Impractical Jokers: Inside
W
6.15am Celebrity MasterChef 8.00 Tipping Point
10.00 The Bill 11.00 Inside The Ambulance 12.00
Tipping Point 1.00 Supernanny US 2.00 MasterChef
Junior USA 3.00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
5.00 Tipping Point 7.00 My Dream Home 8.00
Inside The Ambulance 9.00 One Born Every Minute
10.00 Babies: Special Delivery 11.00 Rent A Cop
12.20 EastEnders 1.00 Doctor Who 2.40 Judge
Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 9.00 Gone. Three college students
DISCOVERY
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaskan Bush People
8.00 Surviving D-Day 10.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00
Fast N? Loud Revved Up 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00
Alaska: The Last Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold
Rush 5.00 Tony Robinson?s D-Day To Victory 6.00
Wheeler Dealers 8.00 Street Outlaws Vs Fast N?
Loud. Big Chief and Richard Rawlings face off in a
drag race. 9.00 Fast N? Loud. Gas Monkey?s first-ever
import tuner, a 1975 Datsun 280Z. 10.00 Shifting
Gears With Aaron Kaufman. Aaron and his team rush
to get the International Scout ready. 11.00 Fast N?
Loud 1.00 How It?s Made 3.00 Fast N? Loud
3.50 Shifting Gears With Aaron Kaufman 4.40 Gold
Rush 5.30-6am How It?s Made
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am My Feral Heart (12, 2016) ????
7.40 Jasper Jones (12, 2017) Mystery. ????
9.30 The GadgetGang! In Outer Space
(U, 2017) Animated adventure. ???
11.10 Despicable Me 3 (U, 2017) ???
12.55 Going In Style (12, 2017) Comedy. ???
2.45 The Beguiled (15, 2017) ????
4.35 GadgetGang In Outer Space (U, 2017)
Animated adventure. ???
6.15 Despicable Me 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ???
8.00 Going In Style (12, 2017) Comedy. ???
9.45 The Beguiled (15, 2017) ????
11.30 Pawno (18, 2015) Comedy. ???
1.15 Eat Locals (15, 2017) Horror. ???
3.05 The Top Ten Show 2018
3.20 Jasper Jones (12, 2017) Mystery. ????
5.15 The Top Ten Show 2018
5.30-6am The Great Wall: Special
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
7am Monster Family: Special
7.30 Brewster?s Millions (PG, 1985) ???
9.20 Did You Hear About The Morgans? (PG,
2009) Romantic comedy with Hugh Grant. ??
11.10 In & Out (12, 1997) Comedy. ???
12.50 Table 19 (12, 2017) Comedy. ???
2.30 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(12, 2004) Comedy starring Ben Stiller. ???
4.10 Norbit (12, 2007) Comedy. ?
6.00 Splash! (PG, 1984) Comedy. ????
8.00 Table 19 (12, 2017) Comedy. ???
9.35 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(12, 2004) Comedy starring Ben Stiller. ???
11.20 Death At A Funeral (15, 2010) Comedy
starring Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence. ???
1.00 Police Academy (15, 1984) Comedy. ???
2.45 Army Of One (15, 2016) Comedy. ???
4.25-6.15am Turner & Hooch (PG, 1989) ???
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6am Rocky (PG, 1976) Drama. ????
8.05 Rocky II (PG, 1979) Drama. ????
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
10.10 Central Intelligence (Extended Version)
(12, 2016) Adventure. ????
12.10 Wonder Woman (12, 2017) ????
2.40 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown (15, 2015) ???
4.15 Asian Connection (15, 2016) ??
6.00 Central Intelligence (Extended Version)
(12, 2016) Action comedy starring Dwayne Johnson,
Kevin Hart and Amy Ryan. ????
8.00 Wonder Woman (12, 2017) Fantasy adventure
starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. ????
10.25 The Bourne Supremacy (12, 2004) Action
thriller sequel with Matt Damon. ????
12.25 Kiss Of The Dragon (18, 2001) ???
2.10 Ninja Assassin (18, 2009) Thriller. ??
3.55-6am Rocky II (PG, 1979) Drama. ????
SKY CINEMA ANIMATION
6am Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (U, 2009)
Animated adventure sequel. ???
7.40 Trolls (U, 2016) Animation. ????
9.20 The Incredibles (U, 2004) ?????
11.20 Kubo And The Two Strings (PG, 2016)
Animated adventure. ?????
1.10 The Little Mermaid (U, 1989) ?????
2.40 Despicable Me 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ???
4.20 Trolls (U, 2016) Animation. ????
6.00 The Incredibles (U, 2004) ?????
8.00 Despicable Me 3 (U, 2017) Animation. ???
9.35 The Ant Bully (U, 2006) Animation. ??
11.10 Rabbit School: Guardians Of The Golden
Egg (PG, 2017) Animated adventure. ???
12.35 Surf?s Up (PG, 2007) Animation. ???
2.10 The Simpsons Movie (PG, 2007) ????
3.50 Candy Planet (U, 2016) Animation. ???
5.15-6.50am An Eskimo Tale (PG, 2013) ???
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
6am Last Cab To Darwin (15, 2015) ????
8.10 The Top Ten Show 2018
8.25 After The Reality (15, 2016) Comedy. ???
10.05 Taps (PG, 1981) Drama. ???
12.15 To Kill A Mockingbird (PG, 1962) Drama
with Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall. ?????
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
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2.30 Collateral Beauty (12, 2016) Fantasy. ???
4.15 Crazy Heart (15, 2009) Drama. ????
6.15 The Truth About Cats And Dogs (15, 1995)
Comedy with Janeane Garofalo. ????
8.00 Collateral Beauty (12, 2016) Fantasy. ???
9.45 Crazy Heart (15, 2009) Drama. ????
11.45 William Shakespeare?s Romeo + Juliet
(12, 1996) Drama. ?????
1.55 Aftermath (15, 2017) Thriller. ????
3.40-6am Sense And Sensibility (U, 1995) Drama
with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. ?????
SKY CINEMA HITS
6.30am Monster Family: Special
7.00 Captain America: Civil War (12, 2016)
Superhero adventure starring Chris Evans. ????
9.40 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical
fairy tale starring Emma Watson. ?????
11.55 The Top Ten Show 2018
12.15 Baby Driver (15, 2017) ?????
2.15 The Bounty Hunter (12, 2010) ???
4.15 Captain America: Civil War (12, 2016)
Superhero adventure starring Chris Evans. ????
6.45 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical
fairy tale starring Emma Watson. ?????
9.00 Baby Driver (15, 2017) ?????
11.00 Vantage Point (12, 2008) Thriller. ??
12.40 Friend Request (15, 2016) Horror. ???
2.20 I Saw The Light (15, 2015) Drama. ??
4.35-6.05am The Dragon Spell (U, 2016)
Animated fantasy. ???
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10.05 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind:
Collector?s Edition (PG, 1977) ?????
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3.40 The Sugarland Express (PG, 1974) ????
5.40 Close Encounters Of The Third Kind:
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1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20 Shipping Forecast 5.30
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5.58-6am Tweet Of The Day
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Fantasy starring Jennifer Garner. ??
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3.05 El Dorado (PG, 1966) Western. ?????
5.15 Five Easy Pieces (15, 1970) ?????
7.00 Spartacus (PG, 1960) Drama. ?????
10.10 Dog Day Afternoon (15, 1975) ?????
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3.00 Split (15, 2016) Mystery. ????
5.00 Cocoon (PG, 1985) Sci-fi drama. ????
7.00 Passengers (12, 2016) Fantasy. ????
9.00 The Dark Knight (12, 2008) ?????
11.45 Split (15, 2016) Mystery. ????
1.45 The Neighbour (18, 2016) ???
3.20 Frankenstein (18, 2015) Horror. ???
5.00-6am Sky Cinema Preview
SKY CINEMA THRILLER
6am Level Up (15, 2016) Thriller. ??? 7.30
Public Enemies (15, 2009) ???? 9.50 Wall
Street: Money Never Sleeps (12, 2010) ???
12.05 Freehold (15, 2017) Comedy. ???
1.30 The Accountant (15, 2016) ????
3.40 Roxxy (15, 2016) Romantic drama. ???
5.25 Two Down (15, 2015) Comedy. ????
7.00 Safe House (15, 2012) Thriller. ???
9.00 The Accountant (15, 2016) ????
11.20 Freehold (15, 2017) Comedy. ???
12.55 The Krays (18, 1990) ????
3.05 Hannibal (18, 2001) Thriller. ???
5.30-7.15am Angel Flight Down (PG, 1996) ??
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1.35 The Undefeated (PG, 1969) Western. ??
3.55 King Kong (PG, 1976) Fantasy. ??
6.30 Beautiful Creatures (12, 2013) ???
9.00 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(PG, 2015) Comedy. ???
11.25 Man On A Ledge (12, 2012) Thriller. ??
1.30-3.50am Macbeth (15, 2015) ????
TCM
4.45pm The Outriders (U, 1950) ??? 6.30 The
Pearl Of Death (PG, 1944) ???? 7.50 Pursuit
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WHAT? The Queen: Her
Commonwealth Story,
BBC1, 9pm.
WHY? A unique insight into
Her Majesty?s relationship
with the family of nations,
starting in Tonga before
visiting Australia, Ghana,
India and South Africa.
review
DALI-SO
FAR SO
GOOD
DALISO CHAPONDA
Leeds City Varieties
HE came third in Britain?s
Got Talent last year, and
now comedian DALISO
CHAPONDA has taken his
jokes on the road. I sent
Bizarre TV?s Rod McPhee to
his Leeds gig to see if he?s
still making people laugh . . .
As audiences on his
current What The African
Said tour have found,
Daliso, below, is a
never-ending fountain of
side-splitting gags, many of
them rather adult.
Whether he?s talking
about sex, racism or
relationships, his content
sails close to the wind but
will never whip up a storm
of controversy.
Daliso?s greatest gift is
making himself the butt of
his humour, telling the
audience: ?I might do
Celebrity Big Brother next ?
my landlord has
already nominated
me for eviction
seven times.?
Simple, smart
and not to be
missed, his
nationwide
tour runs
until June 9.
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IT?S a good job MARat
BERRY is good
star
baking, as the
flunked all her school
.
exams except cookery1?s
Speaking on BBC
ry
Classic Mary Ber f
tonight, she told che
?It
NATHAN OUTLAW:
was the only one I got,
don?t tell my children.?
soapbox
IN EMMERDALE, Debbie
suspects Joe is cooking up
a scheme after Graham
offers her the chance to rent
Jacob?s Fold cottage.
Elsewhere, Jacob learns
more about Tracy and
David?s break-up, and Ross
struggles to deal with the
revelation that the man
charged with attacking him
has pleaded not guilty.
In CORONATION STREET,
Gail turns to Rosemary for
some help as she thinks her
family has been cursed by
Richard Hillman.
David and Shona continue
to row over his sudden
decision to emigrate.
Meanwhile, Legacy Reach
site manager Mona rocks
Phelan with the news that he
will not be paid for his work
as the concrete he has laid
has to be dug up.
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HIGH
PAID
WHY ISLANDERS
ARE IN A CLASS
OF THEIR OWN
!
IT?S used to creating division and tension but the new series of The Island
with BEAR GRYLLS is ramping it up
with some serious class resentment.
As I have previously revealed, the
two teams will be made up of people
who rake in an average of �0,000 in
one group, and the other whose
%
& members earn below the
national average of �,000.
But the split wasn?t just down
to Channel 4 making mischief.
The first episode next
Monday sees the castaways
given the choice of how
to divide themselves ?
" #
$ and choosing to stick with the class
divisions. Bear, left, said: ?That was
a strange decision in survival terms.
?Throughout their 35 days on the
island, there was so much talk
about class and privilege, yet in
reality both those things
count for nothing in survival.?
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, Lenny grief for
lost siblings
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HE SEES GRAVES OF MUM?S BABIES
HE is one of Britain?s bestloved comics but we will see
another side to SIR LENNY
HENRY as he confronts his
family?s sad history.
The
funnyman
was
left
shocked and emotional while
making a new BBC1 documentary, which saw him visit the
graves of three of his siblings
his mother lost in childbirth.
Lenny Henry: The Commonwealth Kid, which airs on Easter
Monday, is about Jamaica, where
his family is deeply rooted. He
traces the history of his relatives,
including late mum Winifred,
who emigrated from the West
Indies to Britain in the Fifties.
In one segment, Sir Lenny and
big brother Seymour visit their
grandmother?s old home, in a
remote corner of the island,
where the graves were.
He said: ?I didn?t know I
was going to see that ? it
was very, very shocking.
?Maybe in some way
this trip, this whole
journey, is a sub-
VIEWERS can just about bear the irritating tenor
on the Go Compare ads, yet Channel 4?s new
director of programmes Ian Katz believes opera
deserves a place on terrestrial telly.
I can reveal that the leftie ex-Newsnight editor has
discussed screening classical performances ? which
has not gone down well with senior C4 figures. An
conscious honouring of their
memory. I didn?t even know I
was doing it but this is probably
what this trip was about. I like
to think so anyway.
?Mum would?ve loved that I
came here with Seymour.?
In the programme, Sir
Lenny, left, also confronts
his own link to the history
of slavery in Jamaica and
his ancestry.
He visits the Hampden
Estate, which was once a
plantation where 1,000
slaves worked.
insider said: ?To suggest Tosca or Madame Butterfly at
a time when people want to watch a top drama, comedy
or even a reality show is ambitious to say the least.?
C4 heralded Ian?s arrival by describing him as
someone with a ?history of risk-taking? and ?promoting
new talent?. I doubt if they expected he would be
searching for the next LUCIANO PAVAROTTI.
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DAILY
YOU NEED:
4 skinless chicken
thighs
remove the chicken from the
fridge. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a
deep frying pan over a
medium heat. Brown the
chicken for about six minutes
on each side.
Transfer the pan to the
oven and cook for a further
25-30 minutes, or until
chicken is cooked through.
To serve, warm the peanut
sauce and pour into the pan.
Garnish
with
coriander,
sliced chilli peppers and
wedges of lime.
l Recipe by Ali Alt, founder
of baliboosta.com
By LYNSEY CLARKE
and KELLY STRANGE
MARI NICOL piled on six stone
in each of her pregnancies
but has found the ultimate
way to keep on track ? asking
her fella to get the snip.
SIMPLE FOODS
ALI ALT?S STICKY
SATAY CHICKEN
METHOD: Preheat the oven
to 200C. Mix all the marinade
ingredients together in a
shallow bowl until creamy.
Add the chicken and coat.
Cover the bowl and leave in
the fridge for 30 minutes.
Combine all the sauce
ingredients, except the lime
juice, and bring to the boil in a
medium-sized saucepan.
Reduce the heat and allow
to simmer for 5-6 minutes or
until the sauce thickens.
Remove from the heat and
stir in the lime juice. Leave to
one side. After 30 minutes,
MARI?S DRASTIC ACTION
For the marinade
4 tbsp coconut milk
3� tbsp smooth
peanut butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1� tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp ginger, finely
sliced
1 tbsp fish sauce
Salt and pepper
Peanut Sauce
? cup coconut milk
2 tsp curry powder
� cup smooth peanut
butter
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp tamarind puree
2 tbsp ginger, crushed
1 lemongrass stalk,
sliced
1 garlic clove
1 tsp cayenne
Juice from 1 lime
Garnish
15g coriander, roughly
chopped
1 red chili, thinly sliced
1 lime, cut into
4 wedges
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The mum-of-two shed the extra weight
after her first pregnancy but put it all on
again and went up to 18st when she
unexpectedly became pregnant for a
second time, despite being on the Pill.
Though Mari, 32, adores her children Bobby,
four, and Ivy Rose, two, she hated what
pregnancy did to her body. She was plagued
by sickness, which made her crave sugary
foods and comfort eat.
Her post-pregnancy shape after having
Bobby damaged her self-esteem and
Mari hated being seen naked by her
partner David Bannatyne, 39. She
pushed him away to the extent they
almost split up.
After having Ivy Rose, Mari
overhauled her diet and shed
seven stone to a much healthier
11st and a size ten.
Mari then asked David if he
would have a vasectomy. He
obliged and the couple?s sex life
is now better than ever.
Mari, who lives with David
and the kids in Clydebank,
West Dumbartonshire, says:
?I?m just so grateful to
David for agreeing to have
the vasectomy.
?Gaining so much weight
in pregnancy ruined my
life and I couldn?t face
going back there again.
?It was affecting me
so much I didn?t want
to have sex, even when
I?d lost the weight.
?I was too afraid of
falling pregnant and
getting fat again.
?The operation has
saved our relationship
and my figure and we
could not be happier.?
?I was nervous ?
who wouldn?t be??
Mari was a comfortable
12st and wore a size 12
when she met qualitycontrol inspector David in
2012. Eight months later she
was expecting their first
child and soared to 18st 5lb,
wearing a size 22.
Mari, a former student
beauty
therapist,
says:
?I
craved takeaways, crisps and
chocolate. I told myself it was
fine to over-indulge because I
was pregnant.
?I began to enjoy whatever I
wanted. I thought I would put on
some weight but not six
stone. I was horrified but
everyone said I was probably
having a big baby.?
When Bobby arrived in
BREAKFAST
December 2013, he weighed
Five Weetabix with full-fat milk
7lb 13oz ? just above the UK
SNACK
average for a boy ? while
Sausage sandwich, cup of tea and
Mari had gone up five dress
chocolate biscuits
sizes and felt miserable.
knew it was me. I was so
LUNCH
She says: ?I didn?t feel
moody all the time, picking
Fry-up or four slices of toast,
blooming,
I
felt
like
a
arguments and fights. David
tea and chocolate biscuits
beached whale. I couldn?t
just couldn?t win.
DINNER
believe I?d let myself gain so
?Deep down I hated myself
Macaroni cheese and
much weight.
because of my weight and
garlic bread
?I loved being a mum but I
was taking it out on him.?
EVENING SNACK
hated what pregnancy did to
Mari realised food had
Grab-bag of chocolate and crisps
my body.
become an emotional crutch,
?I kept comparing myself to
so she signed up for the
other
mums
who
hadn?t
Cambridge Weight Plan, a
gained as much as me.?
meal replacement diet.
When Bobby was five months old, Mari
She says: ?At that point I was like a food
joined a metafit exercise class, combining core addict. Like many people with an addiction, I
work and cardio.
felt the best solution was to remove it from the
But she was left mortified when the picture. I knew I would fail otherwise.
instructor assumed she was still pregnant.
?There was too much riding on this. I had to
She says: ?He said something about pregnant get strict. I loved David and wanted Bobby to
women taking it easy and I was too grow up with his father.
embarrassed to admit I was fat, not pregnant.
?I lost 8lb in the first week by switching
So I nodded and played along.
junk for calorie-controlled soups, shakes and
?I had tears in my eyes because I couldn?t bars. I knew then I could do it ? and I would
do it for David and Bobby. I was so relieved. I
believe it was happening.?
Mari was too ashamed to let David see her felt this was our new start.?
Nine weeks after she started the plan, David
naked or have sex. Her self-esteem hit rock
bottom and when Bobby was seven months old, moved home and their sex life got back on
she asked David to move out. She adds: ?I track. But in January 2015, when Bobby had
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Diet BREAKFAST
Porridge with water and splash
of skimmed milk
LUNCH
Tuna salad
DINNER
Lean chicken breast with veg or
turkey mince bolognese
with roasted veg
SNACK
Cup of tea and Cambridge
Chocolate Chewy Bar
just turned one and Mari was
almost back down to 12st, she
was shocked to discover she
was pregnant again.
Mari says: ?I was on the
Pill and totally unprepared. I
loved David, so there was no
question, we were having our
baby. But I was distraught at
the thought of gaining all
that weight again when I?d
only just managed to lose it.
?I felt sick and tired throughout the
pregnancy, so I ate anything I thought might
help me feel better. When I saw the weight
piling back on, I ate for comfort.?
When Ivy Rose was born in September 2015,
Mari had ballooned to 18st.
She says: ?I felt awful and recognised the
same feelings of despair coming back. This
time I was desperate for my weight not to
come between us again. I knew what I had to
do to lose it and keep it off.?
Mari rejoined Cambridge Weight Plan in
January 2016 and lost seven stone, going back
down to 11st and dropping from a size 22 to a
size ten in just six months. She maintained her
weight with healthy meals
and
exercise
but
was
tormented by the fear of
getting pregnant again.
She says: ?I felt I couldn?t
cope with going through that
again, so it was easier to
avoid sex than risk getting
pregnant and fat again.
?I was on the Pill but, as it
had failed before, what?s to
say it wouldn?t fail again?
?I felt awful turning David down but I
couldn?t put my body or mind through it again.
It almost destroyed our family last time.
?I eventually sat David down and told him
that after all we had been through because of
my size, I couldn?t face getting fat again.
?I asked if he would consider having a
vasectomy, as I felt that was the only way I
would ever relax. He was shocked but agreed
to think about it.?
In June, David went under the knife ? and
now their sex life is better than ever.
Mari, who is now a Cambridge Weight Plan
consultant, says: ?Ever since, our sex life has
been amazing. Thanks to losing weight I?ve got
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TO PREVENT HER PILING ON THE POUNDS
my confidence back and thanks to David?s
snip, I plan to keep it that way.
?It might sound extreme but it?s worked for
us. I joke that it?s the ultimate diet tip.?
David says: ?I was shocked when Mari asked
me to have a vasectomy. It isn?t something I
thought I would ever do. We were using birth
control but she still couldn?t relax because she
was worried it would fail again.
?I love Mari whatever size and weight she is.
But when she was at her heaviest, she was so
unhappy. My family is my world, so of course
I want Mari to be happy.
?The fear of getting pregnant and putting on
weight was very real for her and when she
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HAS GONE
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BECKY?S BABY FEARS: DAY 1
SALLY, I?VE BEEN ASKED OUT
TO DINNER TONIGHT BY A
LOVELY GUY. I DON?T SUPPOSE
YOU COULD BABYSIT?
Dear Deidre
MY husband is a monster
after too much booze and
now he?s gone too far.
He is 33, I am 30 and we?ve
been married for eight years.
We have a six-month-old
daughter. At a recent family
do he started a terrible row,
abusing everyone in sight.
He punched a hole in the
door when my dad
intervened. I drove him home
but was terrified he?d turn on
me so I called my father-inlaw. He came round but said I
was being over-dramatic. He
had a drink problem himself
when my husband was a boy.
I threw my husband out but
he comes over to see our
daughter. I want to divorce
him but he just says: ?The
wife?s mad at me again.?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Only he
can make change happen
but you can help by no
longer colluding with his
attempts to pretend his
drinking is in any way
normal and acceptable.
It will be extra-hard for
him to acknowledge the
scale of his problem after
growing up with a drinker.
Tell him this is about his
alcohol problem, not you
being in a mood.
You can find support
through Al-Anon Family
Groups (al-anonuk.org.uk,
020 7403 0888).
Dear Deidre
I HAD a wild fling with my
neighbour but she has put
a stop to it because she is
more than twice my age.
I FEEL REALLY
NERVOUS, SALLY.
DANNY IS SO
GOOD LOOKING, I
CAN?T BELIEVE
MY LUCK.
OF
COURSE
I CAN,
BECKY.
WHAT
TIME DO
YOU
WANT
ME OVER
THERE?
JUST RELAX AND ENJOY THE
EVENING. I HOPE IT LIVES UP
TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
I am 18, she is 45 and married
with two kids. They moved in a
few doors down from us last
summer and she caught my eye
straight away.
She was always smiling and
friendly
and
we
would
chat
whenever we met in the street or
supermarket. No way does she
look her age.
Her husband works away a lot
but they had a party a few weeks
ago and invited neighbours as well
as friends and family.
We chatted in the kitchen and
she promised me a dance later. It
was a very close dance and she
smelled amazing.
I went into the garden ? they
had patio heaters out there ? and
she came and sat beside me. She
put her hand on my knee and, out
of the blue, kissed my cheek and
said I was so good-looking.
I just pulled her to me and
kissed her. She said, ?Wow, you
Dear Deidre
. . . SO I?VE LEFT MY
LITTLE GIRL, ALICE,
WITH MY FRIEND
SALLY. SHE?S LIKE A
SECOND MUM TO HER.
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EVEN now I hear from women
whose partners don?t get the
importance of foreplay. The
answer is a sexual makeover.
My e-leaflet Fed Up With
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know what you?re doing, don?t
you??
Instead of going back indoors we
went into her summer house. We
didn?t actually have sex that night
but came pretty close.
She asked me to go round the
next day as her husband was
taking the kids to his parents.
Excited doesn?t come close to
describing my feelings.
We spent the morning in her
bed and had amazingly hot sex. I
had only ever had sex with girls
my age before. Our fling lasted
until last weekend when she called
Dear Deidre
give my kids the best life I can.
Right now I feel I am letting
them down.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: You have
lost one of the most
important people in your life
and you are still devastated.
Don?t make a vital decision
like whether or not to stay
with your partner while you
are still so raw.
Get help through Cruse
bereavement care (cruse.
org.uk, 0808 808 1677) but
also look at making a circle
of friends so you will never
feel so alone again.
Dear Deidre
accept that this is just the way
things are going to be for us.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: It is very
sad ? and may be extra-hard
for your wife to accept
because she did once get
pregnant. Find informed
support through Fertility
Network UK (fertilitynetwork
uk.org, 01424 732361).
But also talk to your wife
about other ways to use her
potential to give a child a
loving home.
You can explore fostering,
for example, at thefostering
network.org.uk.
WHEN I lost my mum to
cancer, I lost my best friend.
I am 28 and my relationship
with my partner of five years
has gone downhill since Mum
died six months ago. He no
longer loves me and is no help
with our two kids.
I never needed friends
when Mum lived with me.
We went shopping and even
clubbing together.
If I leave my partner I will
have no one but I feel trapped.
I just want to be happy and
,
ALONE . . .
AND STILL
A VIRGIN
I HAVE never had a sexual
experience or a girlfriend and
I worry I?ll be a virgin for life.
I am 22 and was bullied at
school. At one school dance,
I was the only boy without a
partner. My parents say I
went from a lively little boy to
being introverted as a teen.
At senior school I was told
various girls fancied me and
one even asked me out but
for some reason I didn?t make
the effort. I feel like a loser,
despite having a good job.
I have been on dating sites
but not clicked with anyone.
I have normal sexual
feelings and get envious
when I see my mates out with
their girlfriends.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: How you
feel about yourself is very
much how others will view
you too. Your self-esteem
was damaged by that early
bullying but you really can
make a fresh start.
Dating sites don?t seem to
suit people who are less
outgoing but there are so
many girls out there who
would love a guy who is
understanding and a good
listener.
Try volunteering and
joining local groups and
sports clubs. My e-leaflet
Widening Your Social Life
has lots of ideas.
Hot older lover
has cut me off
I?VE accepted we might never
have kids but my wife can?t
come to terms with it. It upsets
her even talking about it.
We are both 40 and always
wanted a family.
She got pregnant some
years ago and we were thrilled
but she miscarried. It took her
months to get over that.
We looked at IVF but it is so
expensive and there is no
guarantee it would work in any
case.
I wonder if she will ever
me and said it had to stop,
because of the age gap. She
refuses point-blank to return my
calls or texts and has blocked me
on social media.
How can I reassure her it?s not
wrong and I am old enough to
know what I am doing? I am
going crazy.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Having this mature
woman lusting after you has done
wonders for your ego but she is quite
right to put a stop to the sexual fling
before it goes any further. You cannot
reassure her nor should you try
because it has no future.
She was risking her marriage and
her family. She may have got carried
away, just as you did, but has come to
realise a secret liaison is potentially
explosive.
Accept that she does not want to
speak to you at the moment.
If you are going to stay friendly
neighbours in the future then the
boundary needs to be drawn again. It
was exciting while it lasted but now it?s
time to put it down to experience.
You are 18, a great age. Get out and
about with your mates and before long
you will find a girl nearer your own age
who is looking for a romance that can
be out in the open, not a guilty secret.
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Punish foolish
easyJet pilots
WHY all the fuss about
the service industry not
having enough foreign
workers if the Brexit
immigration policy is
carried out as planned?
How many workingage people are
unemployed at present
who could carry out
these jobs? Get them
to do it, reduce the
welfare bill, increase
tax revenues from
wages and make the
economy more robust.
I?m sure there are
British people who
want these jobs.
get the strange idea that the boys in
blue don?t care about fighting crime
in our cities and will lose faith in
them completely.
SEEING two pilots
messing around on
LETTER Snapchat when they
were supposed to be
flying a plane was
truly shocking.
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ANTHONY MARTIN
Nunhead, South East London
WE were not surprised to read about
the landmark survey from University
College London revealing that care
workers had seen older people
neglected and abused in 91 out of 92
care homes.
Our dedicated helpline is busy with
calls from frightened older people.
Our courts don?t come down on
offenders hard enough.
Suspended sentences are
par for the course and
there is not enough of a
deterrent. We want crimes
against older people to be
made aggravated offences.
This would empower our
courts to hand out punishments that fit the crime.
Neither was paying attention to
flying the plane on the easyJet flight.
We rely on pilots to be exemplary
professionals and these two failed
miserably in that duty.
I hope easyJet takes severe action.
WILLIE PHIMISTER
Erskine, Renfrewshire
CAN the Government
guarantee that the
embarrassment of
allowing another
country to produce our
passports will not
culminate in an even
greater security risk?
We already have too
many illegal passports
in the hands of
terrorists, gangsters
and illegal immigrants.
LUKE RUSSELL
Wakefield, West Yorks
AIR
passengers
aren?t
meant to have mobiles,
laptops
and
tablets
switched on because it can
cause
problems
for
aeroplane technology.
Yet these idiot pilots are
messing about with their
electronic devices.
PAUL RUSSELL
Lowestoft, Suffolk
GARY FITZGERALD
Chief executive,
Action On Elder Abuse
CARL BATTISON
Walsall, West Mids
I CANNOT believe the
FA is to charge � for
the new kids? England
football kit ? and the
socks are not included
in the price.
This is a total rip-off
and unfair to parents
who come under
pressure from their
children. I hope people
boycott this outfit until
the FA drops the price.
ACTRESS
Emma
NOT only do we have
Thompson is taking time
police officers taking jolly
selfies
at
crash
and FRACK OFF . . . Emma off from meddling in the
Brexit vote to get involved
murder scenes, we have
an easyJet co-pilot filmed dancing by with anti-fracking protesters.
Emma and others with millions in
his captain, Michel Castellucci, who
apparently regularly uploads wacky the bank should keep quiet about
how we are going to keep ourselves
selfies of work colleagues.
I would like to think both the warm with our own energy supplies,
police and easyJet will come down instead of having to rely on despots
very hard by disciplining all of them. such as Putin.
We all know where she and the
TOM McCUDDEN
Barnsley rest of her kind will be when we
no energy ? lying on sun
IT is astounding that two cops have
loungers in warmer climates while
posted a selfie from a murder scene. the rest of us shiver.
If the police continue to act like
JIMMY FRY
the Keystone Cops, the public might
Middlesbrough
KEN PENNINGTON
Stalybridge,
Greater Manchester
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Vague thoughts about living or working in a different place get a
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TODAY?S RUNNERS, RIDERS, FORM AND TIP-TOP TIPS
HUNTINGDON
TEMPLEGATE
1.30.......................Schiaparannie
2.00...........................Passing Call
2.30 ....................................Mahari
3.05....................Clondaw Westie
3.35.............................Royal Ruby
4.10 ...................Minella Whisper
4.40.........................Ulis De Vassy
5.10................Commodore Barry
GOING: GOOD TO SOFT (GOOD IN PLACES)
TOM PEPPER
1.30 ......................Ebonys Encore
2.00 ...............................Havisham
2.30 ..........................Havana Beat
3.05...........................Bally Gilbert
3.35 ................ROYAL RUBY (nap)
4.10 ......................Red Admirable
4.40.........................Ulis De Vassy
5.10 ..............................Mill Green
nTIC-TAC: Right-handed flat track of 1m 4f with nine fences to a circuit and a 200yd runin. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): N Henderson 33-97, J O?Neill 29-120, A King
24-113, K Bailey 20-90. THIS SEASON: N Henderson 8, J O?Neill 5, D Dennis 5. nTOP
JOCKEYS (2013-2018): A Coleman 25-113, W Hutchinson 19-88, D Bass 15-79, L Aspell
15-134. THIS SEASON: A Coleman 4, T J O?Brien 4, N De Boinville 4. nLONGEST
TRAVELLER: Leapaway (3.35), Master Work (3.35), Isle Road (4.40), From The Heart
(5.10), Cranstal (5.10) trained at Minehead. Round trip of 418 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE
WIND OP: Sunader (2.00), Brother Bennett (4.40). nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON RUK
1.30
ENHANCED PLACE ODDS AT 188BET MARES? NOVICE
HURDLE (Class 4); �549; 2m 5f.
(16 runners)
1
31-3612 SCHIAPARANNIE 90 (H) R Jefferson 6-11-6........................ B Hughes l99
2
22 AGENT MEMPHIS 134 K Bailey 6-11-0 .......................................... D Bass ?
3
1-37 EBONYS ENCORE 95 J O?Neill 6-11-0................................... A Coleman 90
4
3- FOLLY BERGERE 480 J Eustace 5-11-0 .................................... J Quinlan ?
5
4323-1 GORTNAGIRL 318 (TH) P Cowley 6-11-0 ........................... Jamie Moore ?
6
7-U HER DREAM 107 (T) C Dyson 6-11-0....................................... B J Powell ?
7
7-77 NO NO LEGEND 21 C Longsdon 5-11-0 ....................................... J Burke ?
8
33345 OKSANA 36 (H) B Case 5-11-0................................................... K Woods 91
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06B5 PETRONELLA MANNERS 53 H Daly 5-11-0 ........................... T Bellamy 88
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24-15 PRESENTING PEARL 128 J Snowden 5-11-0 ........................ G Sheehan ?
11
3-04P SHAZZAMATAZ 113 A Hales 6-11-0 ........................................ C Deutsch ?
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20/2- STORM PATROL 401 (T;BF) S Smith 7-11-0 .................. J Sherwood (3) ?
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097 TARAS DAY 36 H Whittington 5-11-0 ..................................... A P Heskin 73
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61-P TENNEWROW 85 B Pauling 6-11-0............................................... D Jacob ?
15
71-74 TIKK TOCK BOOM 85 I Williams 6-11-0 ................................ T J O?Brien 84
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5-4F0 VALDAS PRINCESS 46 O Sherwood 6-11-0................................ L Aspell ?
BETTING: 3 Schiaparannie, 9-2 Agent Memphis, 6 Folly Bergere, 10 Storm Patrol
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4
2017: Katy P 5-10-11 C Gethings 7-2 (P Hobbs), 10 ran.
2.00
DAILY RACING SPECIALS AT 188BET MAIDEN HURDLE
(DIV 1) (5); winner �249; 2m.
(12 runners)
1
20-66 BOMBER?S MOON 95 N Twiston-Davies 7-11-2 ........................ M Grant 82
2
P0 DIPLOMATICO 32 D Bridgwater 5-11-2 ...................................... T Phelan ?
3
56 HAVISHAM 98 (HH,T) J Snowden 6-11-2.............................. G Sheehan 74
4
INSTANT ATTRACTION F145 J O?Keeffe 7-11-2 ..................... B Hughes ?
5
7/38-00 OSCAR BRAVO 15 (T) T R George 7-11-2 .............................. A P Heskin ?
6
74F4 SPARKLEANDSHINE 141 S Thomas 5-11-2 ........................... C Deutsch ?
7
6P SUNADER 160 C Longsdon 5-11-2................................................ J Burke ?
8
5706 GAMEKEEPER BILL 12 A Bailey 4-10-9 .................................... J Quinlan ?
9
644 KING?S RESTE 36 (H,P,T) A Murphy 6-10-9 ............................ L Barry (5) ?
10 342-222 PASSING CALL 67 A King 5-10-9 .................................. W Hutchinson l99
11
3B WORKING CLASS 31 O Sherwood 4-10-9......................... H Beswick (7) ?
12
78 STYLISH DANCER 9 D Skelton 4-10-2 ..................................... D England ?
BETTING: 5-4 Passing Call, 5 Instant Attraction, 7 King?s Reste, Instant Attraction
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2
2017: Head High 4-10-10 R T Dunne 13-2 (Sarah Hollinshead), 9 ran.
2.30
DAILY RACING SPECIALS AT 188BET MAIDEN HURDLE
(DIV 2) (5); winner �249; 2m.
(11 runners)
1
69P BAHAMA MOON 15 J O?Neill 6-11-2 ..................................... A P Cawley 83
2
643253 HAASAB 21 L Morgan 5-11-2 ............................................... P Cowley (5) 81
3
223 HAVANA BEAT F39 A Carroll 8-11-2 ................................... L Edwards l99
4
3777 LITTLE ALLSTAR 32 (T) S Thomas 5-11-2 ............................ J M Davies 79
5
P3 MAHARI 124 K Lee 5-11-2................................................... Jamie Moore 98
6
335/PP- RELIGHT THE FIRE 592 D P Quinn 7-11-2 ................................ T Whelan ?
7
35 ROYAL MARSKELL 28 G Kelleway 9-11-2.............................. A Coleman ?
8
40564-5 AMBLE INN 302 A Carson 6-10-9 ........................................ G Carson (7) 81
9
4 LAZARUS F16 (T) A Murphy 4-10-9 ........................................ L Barry (5) 84
10
P1 MAX LIEBERMANN 24 (D) J Ryan 4-10-9............................. T Garner (3) ?
11
F THISTIMENEXTYEAR 31 (H) R Spencer 4-10-9...................... B J Powell ?
BETTING: 2 Mahari, 3 Havana Beat, 5 Max Liebermann, 7 Haasab, 8 Lazarus
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
3.05
BEST ODDS GUARANTEED AT 188BET NOVICE HCAP
CHASE (4); winner �198; 2m 4f.
(9 runners)
1
7-P841B HEY BILL 34 (D) G McPherson 8-11-8....................................... K Woods 85
2
2P-8342 BALLY GILBERT 46 (T) B Pauling 7-11-4................................ D Jacob l99
3
P/1-165 ROYAL TARA 31 V Williams 9-11-4 ......................................... A P Cawley ?
4
1-522P7 BAD BOY DU POULDU 32 (B,TH) G L Moore 7-11-3..... Joshua Moore 98
5
5-381U1 CLONDAW WESTIE 9 (P,T;D) L Hill 7-10-13 ......................... A Coleman 97
6
4P2-582 ROAD TO ROME 33 O Sherwood 8-10-12.................................. L Aspell 94
7
4F-442F MINELLA FOR ME 46 (T) T R George 8-10-11...................... A P Heskin 92
8
3U6-013 LEG LOCK LUKE 119 (B,T;BF) C Tizzard 8-10-7 ................. T J O?Brien 98
9
P892-51 KILINAKIN 17 Z Davison 8-10-3................................................. T Whelan 90
BETTING: 7-2 Bally Gilbert, 4 Road To Rome, Clondaw Westie, 6 Minella For Me,
7 Leg Lock Luke, 8 Hey Bill, 10 Kilinakin, 12 Royal Tara, 14 Bad Boy Du Pouldu
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Meldrum Lad 8-10-7 C O?Farrell 4-1 Fav (S Durack), 10 ran.
HEY BILL brought down latest, earlier
(11-3) 14-1 led 3 out, pressed last,
driven, held on well, bt Megabucks
(11-3) 1l (9 ran) (Ludlow 21/2m nov
hcap ch (4) �888 good to soft).
BALLY GILBERT (11-12) 3-1 every
chance, kept on, held finish, btn 11/2l
by Ratify (11-9) MINELLA FOR ME
(11-5) 7-2 fell 1st (7 ran) (Huntingdon 21/2m hcap ch (4) �614 soft).
ROYAL TARA (11-3) 20-1 kept on one
pace, 5th of 10 (btn 48l) to Master
Tommytucker (11-3) (Exeter 21 / 4m
nov hdle (4) �549 soft).
BAD BOY DU POULDU (11-13) 10-1 in
rear, beaten 4 out, 7th of 8 (btn 42l)
to Kincora Fort (11-10) (Huntingdon
21/2m hcap ch (4) �473 soft).
CLONDAW WESTIE (11-5) 6-4 fav led
3 out, ridden last, idled run-in, held
FORM
on near finish, all out, bt Rothman
(11-12) 11/2l (5 ran) (Fontwell 21/4m
hcap ch (4) �614 heavy).
ROAD TO ROME (10-10) 5-1 led 2 out,
error last, headed, ran on, btn nk by
Admiral?s Secret (11-1) (9 ran) (Ludlow 2m (4) �588 good to soft).
MINELLA FOR ME fell latest, earlier
(11-12) 4-1 fav ran on, btn 3/4l by Zayfire Aramis (11-10) (15 ran) (Leicester 21/2m hcap ch (4) �200 soft).
LEG LOCK LUKE (11-12) 7-2 jt fav led
11th, headed 14th, led again 4 out,
headed 2 out, 3rd of 7 (btn 12l) to
The Artful Cobbler (11-8) (Ludlow
3m nov hcap ch (4) �473 soft).
KILINAKIN (10-13) 4-1 held up, led
last, stayed on, bt Mondo Cane (1110) 4l (5 ran) (Leicester 2m hcap ch
(4) �758 heavy).
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(3); winner �498; 2m.
(13 runners)
1
1F2-2P5 GIVEAWAY GLANCE 110 (D) A King 5-11-12.................. W Hutchinson 98
2
-115819 STAR FOOT 100 (T;CD) J Davis 7-11-12 ...................... Miss P Fuller (5) 97
3
6-23153 OTTER MOON 33 (BF) T R George 6-11-11.............. Mr N George (7) l99
4
13/6-88 MAQUISARD 72 G L Moore 6-11-7................................... Joshua Moore 91
5
222-433 ESKENDASH 100 (BF) P Sly 5-11-7........................................... K Woods 97
6
211348- ALCOCK AND BROWN 361 (D) D Skelton 6-11-5................... D England ?
7
145 MASTER WORK 111 P Hobbs 5-11-5.................................... T J O?Brien 91
8
1-342 ROYAL RUBY 28 (H;BF,D) N Henderson 6-11-2 ............. N De Boinville 85
9
540 LEAPAWAY 73 P Hobbs 6-11-2......................................... S Houlihan (5) 88
10 367-429 WIND PLACE AND SHO 74 J Eustace 6-11-0 .......................... J Quinlan 97
11 5-74567 MILORD 33 (P) K Bailey 9-11-0 ............................................. M Hamill (5) 97
12 /33-45P VIVE LE ROI 84 (BF,D) A Carroll 7-10-13 ............................... L Edwards 96
13 12-5024 BLAZON 132 (D) K Bailey 5-10-11................................................. D Bass 97
BETTING: 3 Royal Ruby, 4 Eskendash, 7 Otter Moon, 10 Blazon, Giveaway Glance,
12 Vive Le Roi, Leapaway, Master Work
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Ryeolliean 6-10-12 Joshua Moore 11-4 Fav (G L Moore), 8 ran.
GIVEAWAY GLANCE (11-0) 14-1 one
pace, held, 5th of 6 (btn 25l) to
Maria?s Benefit (10-10) (Ludlow 2m
hcap hdle (2) �,660 good to soft).
STAR FOOT (10-6) 20-1 last of 9 (well
btn) to Irish Roe (11-0) (Doncaster
2m 1f hcap hdle (2) �,512 good).
OTTER MOON (11-5) 4-1 jt fav headway 5th, one pace, 3rd of 9 (btn
43/4l) to Comber Mill (10-2) (Ludlow
2m hcap hdle (3) �863 soft).
MAQUISARD (11-0) 25-1 8th of 9 (well
btn) to Jenkins (11-5) (Kempton 2m
hcap hdle (3) �238 soft).
ESKENDASH (11-7) 3-1 fav rear, headway 3 out, kept on, 3rd of 13 (btn
11/2l) to Castafiore (10-13) (Doncaster
2m 1f hcap hdle (4) �899 good).
ALCOCK AND BROWN (10-12) 16-1
8th of 9 (btn 29l) to Valhalla (11-9)
(Taunton 2m hdle (3) �697 good).
MASTER WORK (11-7) 8-1 last of 5
(btn 41l) to Clayton (11-4) (Lingfield
4.10
FORM
2m hcap hdle (3) �330 soft).
ROYAL RUBY (11-2) 11-8 fav led 2
out, headed run-in, btn 3/4l by The
Premier Celtic (11-2) (10 ran) (Plumpton 2m mdn hdle (4) �094 good).
LEAPAWAY (11-5) 8-1 10th of 15 (btn
35l) to Turtle Wars (11-5) (Huntingdon 2m mdn hdle (4) �549 soft).
WIND PLACE AND SHO (11-1) 13-2
one pace, faded, 9th of 12 (btn 28l)
to Mr Antolini (11-7) (Leicester 1m 7f
hcap hdle (3) �438 heavy).
MILORD (11-11) 25-1 7th of 9 (btn 26l)
to Galactic Power (10-11) (Ludlow
2m 5f hcap hdle (4) �263 soft).
VIVE LE ROI pulled up latest, earlier
(11-12) 11-2 faded, 5th of 8 (btn 27l)
to Ding Ding (11-0) (Plumpton 21/2m
hcap hdle (4) �249 good).
BLAZON (11-9) 8-1 led 3 out, headed
next, no extra, 4th of 9 (btn 11l) to
Flemcara (11-2) (Worcester 2 1 / 2m
nov hcap hdle (4) �899 soft).
188BET MOBILE HANDICAP HURDLE (5); value to
the winner �249; 3m 1f.
(12 runners)
1
26-3305 MISS YEATS 45 L Mongan 7-11-13.................................. Mr Z Baker (5) 89
2
45-2161 RED ADMIRABLE 32 (P,T;C) G McPherson 12-11-12............. K Woods 93
3
5P74-28 HERDSWICK HOLLOA 160 (TH) N King 7-11-11.................... T Whelan 92
4
17-5404 HOW ABOUT IT 21 (P) A Dunn 9-11-10............ Mr J Smith-Maxwell (7) 97
5
51-5863 MINELLA WHISPER 46 R Phillips 7-11-8............................ D Hiskett (5) 93
6
9843614 INDIAN REEL 29 (P,T;BF) F O?Brien 8-11-8.............. Miss L Pinchin (7) 93
7
5B50558 PHARE ISLE 32 (P,T;C) B Case 13-11-2...................... M Kendrick (5) l99
8
4-03253 MAX DYNAMO 31 (H) A J Wilson 8-10-12 .................................. M Grant 94
9 1D44FP5 JONJOELA 125 T Leeson 7-10-6.............................................. C Ring (3) 98
10
5/0556 KATARA BAY 62 (TH) B Leavy 7-10-3 .................................. A P Cawley 92
11 55533FF TOMMY THE RASCAL 36 (P;CD) Jennie Candlish 8-10-0 .... J M Davies ?
12 /0-00P4 MIDNIGHT OWLE 11 (T) C Dyson 8-10-0...................... C Hammond (7) 85
BETTING: 4 Red Admirable, 5 Tommy The Rascal, Minella Whisper, 6 Indian Reel
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Peal Of Bells 6-11-6 H Bannister 7-4 Fav (H Whittington), 8 ran.
4.40
BET & WATCH AT 188BET.CO.UK HANDICAP CHASE
(5); winner �314; 2m 104yds.
(7 runners)
1
P5F2131 ULIS DE VASSY 29 (V;D) L Morgan 10-11-12 .................... P Cowley (5) 98
2
7642222 PEPPAY LE PUGH 21 (T;BF) D Dennis 7-11-7 ........................ B Hughes 85
3
888-087 SHININSTAR 33 (H) J Groucott 9-11-4 ................................... L Edwards 91
4
3295455 JACKTHEJOURNEYMAN 86 (P,T;CD) T R Gretton 9-11-2...... J M Davies l99
5
PR2-13P ISLE ROAD 12 J Riches 9-10-13 ..................................................... A Nicol ?
6
U4-3436 BROTHER BENNETT 56 (P,T) Z Davison 8-10-10................... T Whelan 97
7
P079745 MILLEN DOLLAR MAN 29 (B) A Dunn 9-10-4........................ G Sheehan ?
BETTING: 11-8 Ulis De Vassy, 7-4 Peppay Le Pugh, 8 Jackthejourneyman
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
5.10
PLAY ROULETTE AT 188BET CASINO NH FLAT RACE
(CONDS & AMATS) (5); �395; 2m.
(18 runners)
1
4-24 COMMODORE BARRY 90 K Bailey 5-11-2....................... M Hamill (5) l99
2
CRANSTAL P Hobbs 5-11-2 ................................................ S Houlihan (5) ?
3
54 GOUTEZ MOI 45 L Mongan 5-11-2 ............................. Mr A Edwards (5) 93
4
HELIOBLU BARELIERE I Furtado 5-11-2........................ C Hammond (7) ?
5
MASSINI MAN T R George 5-11-2 .................................. Mr N George (7) ?
6
0 MILK KING 309 D L Williams 5-11-2 ............................... Mr S Quinlan (7) ?
7
5 MILL GREEN 59 (BF) N Henderson 6-11-2............................ J Bowen (3) ?
8
MISTER MCCOY C Bailey 5-11-2................................. Mr T McClorey (7) ?
9
2-15 SEROSEVSKY 76 (T) H Fry 5-11-2 .................................... Mr M Legg (5) 92
10
6 SHARP GETAWAY 33 B Case 6-11-2.............................. M Kendrick (5) 89
11
327 SOME DAY SOON 167 J Snowden 5-11-2 ................... Miss P Fuller (5) 91
12
BREAKING WAVES N Williams 4-10-9 ....................................... H Teal (7) ?
13
6 ELVIZ 21 A Carroll 4-10-9................................................. T Humphries (7) ?
14
8 FROM THE HEART 30 P Hobbs 4-10-9 .......................... T Cheesman (5) ?
15
LITTLE VERN C Tizzard 4-10-9 .............................................. A Thorne (7) ?
16
THIRD WIND H Morrison 4-10-9 ................................................ C Deutsch ?
17
94 TRALEE HILLS 39 P Hedger 4-10-9 ............................. Miss K Evans (7) 87
18
5 TUPPENCE COLOURED 116 (H) Miss J Davis 4-10-2 ........ P Cowley (5) ?
BETTING: 4 Commodore Barry, 5 Mill Green, Cranstal, 8 Goutez Moi, Serosevsky
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2
2017: Cresswell Legend 6-10-13 M Hamill 7-2 (K Bailey), 10 ran.
H
TEMPLEGATE?S TOP TIPS
JOIN the Royal family at Taunton. ROYAL ACT (3.25,
nap) won well over two miles here last time. He is up
just 4lb for that and today?s longer trip is a plus. Trust the
champ Richard Johnson to see us in the money.
ITSNONOFURBUSINESS (3.45 Market Rasen, nb) ran
on well to finish clear of the rest when second over a
trip too sharp last time. Back up in distance now he will
take some beating under the excellent Bridget Andrews.
LE MUSEE (2.20 Taunton, treble) has run two solid
races since joining from Andre Fabre. He finished 11
lengths clear of Champagne Champ at Wincanton on
debut and that one beat main rival Mount Rushmore last
time. Our fancy is open to plenty of improvement.
H
H
CARD STILL SHARP
By STEVE JONES
POPULAR chaser Cue
Card, pulled up in the
Ryanair, will continue
his farewell tour.
Cheltenham Gold Cupwinning trainer Colin
Tizzard has plans to race
his veteran at Aintree.
It will be the 42nd run of
the once brilliant eighttime Group 1-winner.
The 12-year-old was a
fine second to Waiting
Patiently in February?s
Ascot Chase but was never
travelling at the Festival.
Tizzard said: ?Cue Card
is absolutely fine.
?He is not retired.
?The plan has always
ar
ft
ue
e Ryanair
been to run him until the
end of the season and
nothing has changed.?
After Cue Card?s poor
Ryanair run, owner Jean
Bishop said: ?One minute I
think one thing, the next
another. I will be guided
by what Colin says.?
Cue Card returned from
RACING RESULTS
DONCASTER
2.25: 1 RIGHT ACTION S De Sousa
(8-1); 2 Roaring Forties (33-1); 3 Weld
Al Emarat (8-1); 4 Right Touch (7-1 jt
fav). 17 ran (Feathery 7-1 jt fav). 3/4l; 11/2l;
1
/2l. R Fahey. T: �90; �80, �60,
�50, �10. Ex: �4. Tric: �07.82.
Trif: �83.10. CF: �9.06. NR: Candelisa, Know Your Limit, Twin Appeal.
3.00: 1 FIRST CONTACT W Buick
(10-11 fav); 2 Robsdelight (66-1); 3
Pacific Fleet (25-1). 13 ran. 3l; nk. C
Appleby. T: �70; �10, �.90,
�20. Ex: �0.50. CF: �7.08.
3.35: 1 NAADIRR J P Spencer (11-1);
2 Shared Equity (9-1); 3 Dark
Defender (25-1). 14 ran (Mobsta 5-2
fav). 3/4l; 1/2l. K Ryan. T: �30; �30,
�30, �20. Ex: �7.20. Tricast:
�90.43. Trifecta: �07.80. CF:
�1.25. NR: Doc Sportello.
4.10: 1 SAIGON CITY D Tudhope (6-1);
2 Across The Stars (2-1); 3 Royal Line
(evens fav). 4 ran. 5l; 31/4l. D Carroll. T:
�50; Ex: �.40. Trif: �.50. CF:
�.88. NR: Max Liebermann.
4.45: 1 ARCHIPPOS P J McDonald (92 fav); 2 Stonific (18-1); 3 Zzoro (15-2).
12 ran. 1l; 3l. P Kirby. T: �10; �
�60, �50. Ex: �7.70. Tricast:
�6.30. Trifecta: �14. CF: �.38.
NR: Save The Bees, Sean O?Casey,
Trading Punches, Tuff Rock.
5.20: 1 VENTURA DRAGON C
Murtagh (8-1); 2 Rayna?s World (8-1); 3
Broderie (10-11 fav). 6 ran. 1/2l; 1/2l. R
Fahey. T: �; �70, �60. Ex:
�.20. Trifecta: �4.90. CF: �.38.
NR: Technological.
5.55: 1 CAPE HIDEAWAY Miss E
Todd (6-1); 2 Ted?s Brother (25-1); 3
Spiritoftomintoul (7-2 fav). 11 ran. nk;
13/4l. M Walford. T: �80; �20, �80,
�20. Ex: �8.10. Tric: �3.47. Trif:
�7.30. CF: �8.54. NR: Rita?s Man.
6.30: 1 PRETTY JEWEL Dr M Voik-
hansky (9-2 co fav); 2 Ingleby Hollow
(9-2 co fav); 3 Bohemian Rhapsody
(16-1). 10 ran (Marmion 9-2 co fav). 3/4l;
41/2l. I Williams. T: �30; �40, �10,
�90. Ex: �.50. Tric: �5.80. Trif:
�7.30. CF: �.22. NR: S of The Lord.
JACKPOT: Not won, 24,296.78 c/o.
P/POT: �334.30. Q/POT: �0.20
ASCOT
2.00: 1 COLONIAL DREAMS N De
Boinville (3-1); 2 Storm Control (4-1); 3
Voie Dans Voie (9-2). 7 ran (Sunset
Showdown 7-4 fav). 2l; 6l. N
Henderson. T: �40; �90, �10. Ex:
�.30. Trif: �.60. CF: �.22.
2.35: 1 MALAYA S Twiston-Davies (72); 2 Eragon De Chanay (5-2 fav); 3
Comrade Conrad (16-1). 9 ran. 33/4l;
nk. P Nicholls. T: �20; �50, �40,
�20. Ex: �.60. Tricast: �5.
Trifecta: �2.60. CF: �.56.
3.10: 1 HAPPY DIVA R Patrick (7-4); 2
Adrien Du Pont (4-5 fav); 3 Valhalla (61). 3 ran. 1l; 13l. K Lee. T: �20; Ex:
�20. Trif: �60. CF: �57.
3.45: 1 ASHOKA B Andrews (9-1); 2
Beau Bay (9-2); 3 Darebin (8-1). 6 ran
(Diego Du C 5-4 fav). nk; 7l. D Skelton.
T: �.90; �10, �40. Ex: �. Trif:
�8.80. CF: �.90. NR: Free S Hill.
4.20: 1 RATHLIN ROSE T Scudamore
(7-2); 2 No Duffer (20-1); 3 Houblon
Des Obeaux (8-1). 8 ran (Band Of
Blood 3-1 fav). 21/4l; 31/4l. D Pipe. T: �
�60, �10, �70. Ex: �.30. Tric:
�4.95. Trif: �9.20. CF: �.44. NR:
Seeyouatmidnight.
4.55: 1 SIR WILL R Patrick (8-1); 2
Salmanazar (7-1); 3 Ballyheigue Bay
(10-1). 9 ran (Samuel Jackson 3-1 fav).
41/2l; 3/4l. K Lee. T: �10; �20, �60,
�20. Ex: �.70. Tric: �8.24. Trif:
�2.60. CF: �.72. NR: K Spin, Lithic.
5.30: 1 MARINERO Mr D Maxwell (6-1);
2 Numbercruncher (14-1); 3 Midnight
Cowboy (9-4). 8 ran (Monsieur Gib 13-
Cheltenham in good form
and has done some light
work since.
Tizzard rightly sees no
reason to call it quits yet.
He said: ?Cue Card may
run at Aintree or later
next month at Sandown.
?We?ll see how things
are nearer the time.?
8 fav). 24l; 41/2l. D M Christie (Ire). T:
�70; � �80, �40. Ex: �.80.
Trifecta: �0. CF: �.62.
P/POT: �6.90. Q/POT: �6.30
CARLISLE
2.15: 1 OUR LUCAS B Hughes (11-4
fav); 2 Pc Dixon (9-2); 3 Hartside (8-1).
14 ran. 3l; 23/4l. R M Smith. T: �50;
�10, �80, �40. Ex: �40. Tric:
�.94. Trif: �.60. CF: �.16.
2.50: 1 PEARL OF THE WEST R
Johnson (2-1); 2 Aye Right (8-11 fav); 3
Contre Tous (9-2). 10 ran. 41/2l; 7l. J
McConnell (Ire). T: �80; �10, �02,
�70. Ex: �90. Trif: �90. CF: �14.
3.25: 1 APACHE JACK R Johnson (61); 2 Tonto?s Spirit (11-4 jt fav); 3
Pistol (12-1). 9 ran (Slanelough 11-4 jt
fav). 17l; 41/2l. S Crawford (Ire). T: �30;
�50, �40, �30. Ex: �.40. Tric:
�8.75. Trif: �2.90. CF: �.21.
4.00: 1 SUDSKI STAR C Bewley (8-1); 2
Ifandbutwhynot (9-1); 3 Pistol Park (72). 6 ran (Derintoher Yank 2-1 fav). 6l;
2l. H Graham. T: �50; � �70. Ex:
�.40. Trifecta: �4.90. CF: �.03.
NR: Grey Gold.
4.35: 1 DON BERSY J M Davies (3-1
fav); 2 Viserion (4-1); 3 Mirsaale (12-1). 7
ran. nk; 1 1 / 4l. T Symonds. T: �70;
�10, � Ex: �.40. Tric: �1.49.
Trifecta: �.70. CF: �.16. NR: Dark
And Dangerous, Reverant Cust.
5.10: 1 SHANROE STREET D Fox (81); 2 Rainy City (6-1); 3 Romulus Du
Donjon (33-1). 7 ran (Allmyown 5-4 fav).
2l; 6l. L Russell. T: �30; �40, � Ex:
�.50. Trif: �4. CF: �.76.
5.45: 1 DR SANDERSON B Hughes
(3-1); 2 Minella Mystics (11-10 fav); 3
Big Bad Dream (14-1). 11 ran. 1/2l; 2l. S
Crawford (Ire). T: � �80, �10,
�90. Ex: �. Trifecta: �.20. CF:
�65. NR: Getaway Gerry.
P/POT: �2.40. Q/POT: �6.30
GREYHOUND TIPS AND RETURNS
SELECTIONS
nPERRY BARR: 11.03 Commanche Storm
(2-1-4) 11.19 Bitofabrat (nap) (4-5-6) 11.34
Barntick Dew (nb) (2-5-3) 11.48 Rackethall
Troy (5-2-1) 12.04 Killala Chloe (2-1-3)
12.18 Cefn Carys (3-1-6) 12.32 Suirview
Eric (5-6-4) 12.47 Final Petal (1-2-5) 1.04
Bit View Rock (3-5-1) 1.19 Allaghaun Lady
(1-5-4) 1.33 Ourlittletreat (5-6-3) 1.51
Farmer George (1-2-3)
nSWINDON: 11.11 Brookend Paddy (3-5-6)
11.28 Slade Zebra (1-5-2) 11.42 Fealesuir
Fred (nap) (2-3-6) 11.57 Wagga Royal (4-5-3)
12.12 Strike Out (4-5-1) 12.27 Rosies Chase
(nb) (3-6-4) 12.42 Droopys Act (2-3-5) 12.58
Caulry Tina (6-1-2) 1.12 Newinn Brexit (6-3-5)
1.27 Mohican Deb (2-6-5) 1.44 El Place (1-36) 1.58 Boherash Prevail (5-1-4)
nSHEFFIELD: 2.08 Jeffys Bob (nap) (4-1-6)
2.27 Geelo Cassie (nb) (4-5-2) 2.47 Boozed
Flame (1-2-5) 3.07 Milliondollarlad (2-3-4)
3.28 Salacres Sam (4-5-1) 3.48 Brickhill Traci
(1-5-4) 4.08 Keep The Faith (1-3-2) 4.27
Coney Caravaggio (6-2-1) 4.47 Coney Karat
(2-1-4) 5.07 Salems Eugenia (3-6-4) 5.22
Queen Of Bandits (4-3-2) 5.38 Powerful
Trend (5-4-2) 5.56 Troydale Alex (5-3-4) 6.11
Emilys Princess (1-2-4)
nROMFORD: 2.12 Dudleys Angel (nap) (1-62) 2.32 Tog Amach Me (1-2-4) 2.52
Danaismias Lady (5-2-6) 3.11 Glen Ethel (6-53) 3.29 Chopchop Haskins (nb) (6-5-4) 3.49
Brookside Boro (3-5-4) 4.09 Burtonlodge
Eske (4-5-6) 4.29 Dustin Time (2-5-1) 4.48
Delfi Danero (1-6-2) 5.08 Ballymac Leo (4-2-5)
5.28 Lavan Flash (1-3-4) 5.44 Newlawn
Prince (3-1-4) 6.02 Headleys Serena (1-2-5)
6.19 Black Cobra (5-4-1)
nNOTTINGHAM: 6.28 Autumn Robin (1-46) 6.48 Our Sparkle Lady (6-2-1) 7.06
Lisnasure (6-1-4) 7.22 Blue Pit (3-5-1) 7.37
Moaning Star (5-4-3) 7.52 Duchess Jane (64-3) 8.07 Poolie Shauna (3-6-5) 8.22 Corrin
Mall (6-4-1) 8.37 Salacres Vincent (6-4-3)
8.51 Moreton Madras (1-4-2) 9.07
Maysspecialtiara (6-2-3) 9.22 Tynwald
Storm (2-4-5) 9.41 Vatican Rocco (nap) (42-5) 10.00 Ella Shazza (nb) (1-6-3)
nYARMOUTH: 6.22 Coolhill Light (nb) (3-4-1)
6.38 Steeple Rd Puma (3-2-5) 6.56
Greenwell Panda (2-4-3) 7.11 Dunsallagh
Kitty (4-6-5) 7.26 Tullig Farewell (nap) (3-21) 7.42 Pay The Lady (1-4-2) 7.58 Take My
Advice (3-5-6) 8.13 Sunville Puma (4-2-6)
8.28 Moors Olive (2-1-3) 8.43 Moors Harry
(4-6-2) 8.58 Angelo (4-2-1) 9.14 Ballina
Rich (1-4-5) 9.32 Knockroe Saint (5-2-6)
RESULTS
nBELLE VUE: 11.03 Was 5-1 (3-4-1 BAGS F
�.13 TC �7.10). 11.19 Midtown Act 4-1
(1-3-2 �.56 TC �.02). 11.34 Transition 46f (2-3-1 �48 TC �.14). 11.48 Lacewing
3-1 (2-6-3 �.01 TC �.32). 12.04
Ballymac Fairy 7-4f (1-2-5 �37 TC �.50).
12.18 Sienna Noir 4-1 (3-6-4 �.19 TC
�.98). 12.33 Pagan Lord 3-1 (2-5-6 �.99
TC �.77). 12.47 Moanteen Impact 4-1 (1-26 �.37 TC �.82). 1.04 Ashbank Max 6-1
(5-3-1 �.84 TC �9.56). 1.21 Pennys
Stomper 4-1 (5-2-6 �.46 TC �5.28). 1.37
Forced Overtime 2-1f (3-6-1 �.91 TC
�.33). 1.51 Windy Turbo 9-2 (2-3-6 �.12
TC �.05). Placer (1-6) �0, (7-12) �4.
nKINSLEY: 2.06 Scarty Sunoco 9-2 (6-1-2
BAGS F �.15 TC �6.20). 2.21
Mapleleafforever 11-4 (2-4-1 �.73 TC
�.31). 2.38 Slaneyside Ultan 5-2 (2-5-6
�.29 TC �0.14). 2.57 Swift Topspeed 31 (2-1-4 �.23 TC �.96). 3.13 Slaneyside
Tejay 11-4f (2-1-3 �.43 TC �.35). 3.29
Inniskeel Tilly 5-2f (6-3-2 �.85 TC �.53).
3.44 Maxfli 9-4f (5-6-1 �.20 TC �.77).
4.02 Montore Mary 4-1 (3-6-4 �.30 TC
�.98). 4.18 Five Alley Eoin 5-1 (4-2-1
�.43 TC �.72). 4.33 Rabbits Snowy 3-1
(1-2-5 �.44 TC �.51). 4.51 Fuzzy The
Legend 2-1f (3-2-5 �.57 TC �.09). 5.08
Almoradi Mai 6-1 (6-2-1 �.25 TC �2.86).
5.27 Forest Shirley 11-4 (1-5-6 �.18 TC
�.62). 5.46 Laugh N Tickle 2-1f (1-5-6 �37
TC �). Placer (1-6) �3, (9-14) �3.
nPERRY BARR: 2.12 Coolemount Sally 7-4f
(5-2-3 BAGS F �29 TC �00). 2.29 Kippers
Chick 5-2 (4-1-2 �.14 TC �.36). 2.47
Shaneboy Selma 5-1 (1-6-5 �.20 TC
�00). 3.04 Chaotic Kate 2-1f (1-4-5 �.20
TC �.63). 3.22 Connorpass Simon 5-2 (1-34 �79 TC �.60). 3.37 Burgess Seamie 94f (3-6-5 �.73 TC �.93). 3.53 Tyrap
Coco 5-2 (3-6-5 �.55 TC �00). 4.09
Harwell Blue 7-2 (4-2-5 �.10 TC �.60).
4.27 Brunswick Holly 7-2 (2-1-5 �.30 TC
�.60). 4.41 Rowington Pixie 8-1 (5-3-1
�.72 TC �4.03). 4.58 Cuinns His Name
7-4f (5-4-2 �.16 TC �.57). 5.17 Slaneyside Cleo 3-1 (2-6-4 �.34 TC �.55). 5.37
Kristoff 4-1 (6-4-2 �.76 TC �.46). 5.55
Fleet Admiral 5-2f (3-6-1 �.28 TC �.12).
Placer (1-6) �.40, (9-14) �6.
nSUNDERLAND: 11.11 Farloe Mac 6-4jt (13-6 BAGS F �77 TC �02). 11.28 Twins
Primco 5-1 (4-3-6 �.74 TC �.96). 11.42
Geordie Mac 5-2jt (1-3-2 �.37 TC �.50).
11.57 Soft Palm 4-1 (3-2-5 �.63 TC �.92).
12.12 Marys Violin 7-2 (3-6-5 �.08 TC
�5.81). 12.27 Balmoral Luna 5-2 (5-4-1
�.77 TC �.16). 12.41 Copeland Lu Lu 4-6f
(4-3-1 �94 TC �.53). 12.58 Cashen Flo 52jt (4-1-5 �.16 TC �.61). 1.12 Watch Out
Jack 3-1 (4-1-6 �.50 TC �.04). 1.28
Lisquinlan Steel 4-1 (1-5-4 �.26 TC �2.93).
1.44 Jalpa 9-4f (6-2-5 �.17 TC �1.44).
1.58 Havana Tip Top 3-1 (3-1-4 �57 TC
�.37). Placer (1-6) �.90, (7-12) �.60.
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TAUNTON TOP TIPS
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
2.20................................Le Musee 2.20..................Mount Rushmore
2.50 ..............................Smart Boy 2.50 ..............................Smart Boy
3.25 ...................ROYAL ACT (nap) 3.25................................Nansaroy
3.55...........................Cap Du Nord 3.55 ...............................Sir Egbert
4.30.....................Muffins For Tea 4.30.............Muffins For Tea (nb)
5.00 .......................Prince Mahler 5.00..............................Hoola Hula
TEMPLEGATE?S TRIO: Royal Act (Taunton) and Itsnonofurbusiness
(double, Market Rasen) with Le Musee (Taunton).
TOM PEPPER?S DOUBLE: Royal Ruby (Huntingdon) and Muffins For
Tea (Taunton).
SUNRATINGS? NAP: MOUNT RUSHMORE (2.20 Taunton).
SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: THEATRICAL STAR (4.30 Taunton).
nTIC-TAC: Right-handed oval track of 1m 2f with seven fences, 150yd run-in. nLEADING
TRAINERS (2013-2018): P Nicholls 56-194, P Hobbs 22-129, C Tizzard 18-121, D Pipe
18-176. THIS SEASON: C Tizzard 7, P Nicholls 6, J Scott 4. nTOP JOCKEYS (20132018): N Scholfield 21-120, T Scudamore 17-124, R Johnson 16-104, H Cobden 12-52.
THIS SEASON: H Cobden 8, T Scudamore 4, N Scholfield 3. nLONGEST TRAVELLER:
Invicta Lake (4.30) trained at Lewes. Round trip of 324 miles. nLIVE ON RUK
2.20
ENHANCED PLACE ODDS AT 188BET NOVICE HURDLE
(Class 4); winner �094; 2m 1f.
(6 runners)
1
15-4511 FIRST DRIFT 15 (CD) B Case 7-12-0............................... M Kendrick (5) 89
2
22-3102 OR DE VASSY 90 (BF) D Skelton 6-11-7....................... B Andrews (3) l99
3
7 BOY NAMED SIOUX 94 R Jefferson 7-11-0............................. J Hamilton ?
4
89-0 PRINCE FLORBURY 116 (T) M Barnes 5-11-0....................... D Irving (3) ?
5
3-PPPPP TRUST ME I?M A DR 11 V Thompson 9-11-0 ..................... T Dowson (3) ?
6
60 BARD OF BRITTANY 35 (HH) M Channon 4-10-7 .................... D Crosse ?
BETTING: 4-5 First Drift, 7-4 Or De Vassy, 8 Boy Named Sioux, 14 Bard Of Brittany
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Louis? Vac Pouch 5-11-7 R Johnson 4-5 Fav (P Hobbs), 6 ran.
2.40
BET & WATCH AT 188BET.CO.UK HANDICAP HURDLE
(5); winner �574; 2m 5f.
(13 runners)
1 U6057PP CROOKSTOWN 54 (B;CD) B Case 11-12-0 .......................... C Gethings 97
2
77775 SCENTED LILY 21 (HH) C Longsdon 5-12-0 ..................... P O?Brien (5) 90
3
P778 ZEBI BOY 31 D Skelton 7-11-12........................................ B Andrews (3) 85
4
0-49P97 AJABINDEJAW 32 M Hammond 8-11-9 ............................. F O?Toole (3) 98
5
32P6304 EDWARD ELGAR 40 (B) Mrs C Bailey 7-11-9....................... A Thornton 94
6
2131237 NORSE LIGHT 36 (T,V) D Dennis 7-11-8 ................. S Twiston-Davies l99
7
132000 TANGOED 116 H Whittington 5-11-6 ......................................... S Bowen 88
8
61575/P SPENDAJENNIE 29 (PH) N Kent 9-11-2 .................................... H Brooke ?
9
5-70726 EMMA BEAG 13 (H) J Brooke 7-11-1.................................. J Kington (3) 93
10 32-355P BENTONS LAD 61 (PH) M Walford 7-11-0 ..................... Miss E Todd (7) ?
11
90U06 COBBLER?S SON 52 (PH) H Daly 5-10-13................................ A Tinkler 89
12 8-534FF TOWER OF ALLEN 46 (T) A Hales 7-10-13.............................. P Brennan ?
13 35P9PP9 ROCK N?STONES 88 (V) G Boanas 7-10-0..................... R Chapman (3) 79
BETTING: 3 Norse Light, 5 Zebi Boy, 6 Tangoed, Scented Lily, 8 Crookstown
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: PU
2017: Timeforwest 5-11-10 A Coleman 9-2 (Jonjo O?Neill), 10 ran.
3.15
DOWNLOAD THE APP AT 188BET HANDICAP HURDLE
(4); winner �094; 2m 1f.
(10 runners)
1
513894P ROYAL BEEKEEPER 15 (P) C Dore 5-11-12.......................... P Brennan 97
2
357-016 STEEL CITY 45 (D) M W Easterby 10-11-10 ......................... W Kennedy 97
3
-953635 RED OCHRE 42 C Grant 5-11-9 ........................................... C Bewley (3) 98
4
3-24375 HEAR THE CHIMES 32 (D) S A Harris 9-11-7 ............ S Twiston-Davies 97
5
2546 ORTENZIA 21 C Longsdon 4-11-7 ...................................... P O?Brien (5) 85
6
3-2F80P SPADER 15 (T) D Skelton 5-11-6 ...................................... B Andrews (3) 88
7
33-0163 AZA RUN 61 S A Harris 8-11-2.................................... A Blakemore (7) l99
8
9966662 THE BLUE BOMBER 12 C Fryer 6-10-12 ........................... F Gregory (7) 98
9
3-70084 HES OUR ROBIN 46 (H) M Mullineaux 8-10-11 ..................... R T Dunne 97
10 6244947 ZOLTAN VARGA 31 (HH) M Channon 4-10-10........................ D Crosse 94
BETTING: 3 Steel City, 4 Ortenzia, Red Ochre, 5 The Blue Bomber, Hear The Chimes
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
3.45
188BET UP TO � CASH BONUS HANDICAP HURDLE
(4); winner �874; 2m 7f.
(9 runners)
1
39P-3F3 APPLE OF OUR EYE 114 C Longsdon 8-11-13 ................. P O?Brien (5) 93
2
-747814 TYRELL 23 (B,T) M Hammond 5-11-12..................................... J Colliver 97
3
-798133 ITSNONOFURBUSINESS 46 (P;CD) D Skelton 6-11-6 B Andrews (3) l99
4
84-2332 BENECHENKO 38 F O?Brien 6-11-6 ........................................ P Brennan 86
5
2137452 ITS PANDORAMA 13 (B) B Ellison 8-11-4................................ H Brooke 97
6
875-112 ON A PROMISE 107 (D) N Richards 6-11-2............................... C Nichol 97
7
/6612-6 LOCH LINNHE 68 (P) M Walford 6-11-2 ................................. J Hamilton 87
8
25-5904 SULTANS PRIDE 55 G Boanas 6-10-13.......................... R Chapman (3) 85
9
335085F SAM NOIR 58 (P,T) P Bowen 6-10-12........................................ S Bowen 98
BETTING: 3 Itsnonofurbusiness, 9-2 Tyrell, 11-2 On A Promise, Benechenko, Apple
Of Our Eye, 7 Its Pandorama, 11 Sam Noir, 14 Loch Linnhe, Sultans Pride
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5
2017: Wake Your Dreams 9-11-2 S Quinlan 9-2 (Jennie Candlish), 7 ran.
APPLE OF OUR EYE (10-11) 11-4
faded, last of 3 (well btn) to Deauville
Dancer (11-4) (Doncaster 2m 3f nov
hcap ch (3) �,512 good to soft).
TYRELL (11-4) 9-4 ridden, 4th of 7 (btn
41/2l) to Something Brewing (10-10)
(Newcastle 2m NHF (4) �249 AW).
ITSNONOFURBUSINESS (10-1) 7-1
stayed on well, 3rd of 7 (btn 2l) to
Brillare Momento (11-5) (Towcester
2m 3f hcap hdle (3) �238 soft).
BENECHENKO (10-11) 14-1 led until 3
out, pace, btn 9l by Whiskey In The
Jar (10-9) (5 ran) (Fakenham 21/2m
nov hdle (3) �733 soft).
ITS PANDORAMA (11-12) 16-1 made
most until last, led again soon after
last, headed post, btn sh hd by The
Jam Man (10-8) (10 ran) (Sedgefield
21/2m hcap hdle (4) �094 heavy).
FORM
ON A PROMISE (11-7) 4-1 led 4th,
hard pressed, headed last, btn 5l by
Pop Rockstar (11-5) (13 ran) (Wetherby 3m hcap hdle (4) �899 soft).
ITSNONOFURBUSINESS (11-3) 16-1
led 2 out, clear run-in, easily, bt What
A Diva (11-9) 5l LOCH LINNHE (117) 12-1 led until 8th, led again 9th,
mistake 3 out, headed 2 out, faded,
6th (btn 31l) (11 ran) (Market Rasen
2m 7f hcap hdle (4) �198 soft).
SULTANS PRIDE (11-0) 40-1 ridden 2
out, soon outpaced, 4th of 8 (btn
16l) to Cadeyrn (11-5) (Newcastle
23/4m nov hdle (4) �094 soft).
SAM NOIR fell latest, earlier (11-4) 161 in touch, ridden 3 out, outpaced
next, kept on, 5th of 8 (btn 5l) to
Minella Gathering (10-8) (Fakenham
2m 7f hcap hdle (4) �198 soft).
CLARKE WILMOTT TAUNTON MAIDEN HURDLE (4);
value to the winner �159; 2m 3f.
(12 runners)
1
12- AMZAC MAGIC 470 (BF) J Barber 6-11-2............................. N Scholfield ?
2
00/ BIT OF A CHARLIE 723 R Walford 9-11-2 ....................................... J Best ?
3
1-1767 CEREAL KILLER 9 P Nicholls 6-11-2 .............................. S Sheppard (3) 70
4
564 GOLDEN WHISKY 49 E Williams 5-11-2 ..................................... A Wedge ?
5
08P6 INDIGO STAMP 37 M Gillard 7-11-2 ............................................. A Johns ?
6
22 LE MUSEE 35 (T;BF) N Hawke 5-11-2...................................... T Cannon 96
7
1322 MOUNT RUSHMOORE 30 C Tizzard 6-11-2 ........................ H Cobden l99
8
573-68 VODKA ALL THE WAY 76 P Hobbs 6-11-2............................ R Johnson 78
9
493P7 TEQUILA SECRET 34 N Hawke 7-10-9 ................................ D G Noonan 77
10
00-470 THE IMITATION GAME 14 S Gardner 5-10-9 .......................... M G Nolan ?
11
P325 YOUNGOCONNOR 14 C Williams 5-10-9 ................................ D O?Regan ?
12
650 PACOFILHA 44 J Flint 4-10-1 ......................................................... B Poste ?
BETTING: 5-4 Mount Rushmoore, 9-4 Le Musee, 8 Amzac Magic, 10 Golden Whisky
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Touch Kick 6-11-4 S Twiston-Davies 6-4 Fav (P Nicholls), 9 ran.
2.50
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
CHETWOOD WEALTH MANAGEMENT HANDICAP
HURDLE (4); winner �458; 2m 3f.
(8 runners)
/F6-303
8-21232
4338
53-6553
2/P866
2-31065
743-F24
MARKET RASEN
2.10
GOING: SOFT (HEAVY IN PLACES)
INCH LALA 53 J Farrelly 6-11-13..................................................... J Best 88
SMART BOY 45 (BF) J Barber 7-11-12 ............................. N Scholfield l99
NORTH WEST WIND 14 E Williams 5-11-12 ............................. A Wedge 90
BRIDGE OF CALLY 49 H Whittington 5-11-11 ..................... H Bannister 93
SKINFLINT 17 D Pipe 6-11-9............................................... T Scudamore 97
ZEN MASTER 28 (H) C Mann 6-11-9...................................... D O?Regan 98
NEVER LEARN 102 (T) C Tizzard 7-11-6................................. H Cobden 92
GOING: GOOD TO SOFT
TEMPLEGATE
2.10............................Or De Vassy
2.40 ............................Norse Light
3.15 ..................Hear The Chimes
3.45 .....Itsnonofurbusiness (nb)
4.20 ..............Must Havea Flutter
4.50................................Alf ?n? Dor
5.20....................Rippling Waters
TOM PEPPER
2.10............................Or De Vassy
2.40..................................Zebi Boy
3.15 ..........................Zoltan Varga
3.45 ..........................Benechenko
4.20 ........................Celtic Flames
4.50.......................Knocknamona
5.20.............................Kayf Storm
nTIC-TAC: R-H sharp track of 1m 2f, with seven fences to a circuit and a 250yd run-in.
nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): D Skelton 39-138, J O?Neill 35-226, C Longsdon
27-135, B Ellison 25-149. THIS SEASON: D Skelton 18, F O?Brien 6. nTOP JOCKEYS
(2013-2018): N Fehily 28-119, P Brennan 22-90, S Twiston-Davies 19-85, S Bowen 1157. THIS SEASON: P Brennan 8. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Sam Noir (3.45) & Alf ?n?
Dor (4.50) trained at Haverfordwest. Round trip of 620 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND
OP: Rock N?stones (2.40), Tower Of Allen (2.40), Matorico (4.20). nLIVE ON RUK
4.20
IN PLAY BETTING AT 188BET HANDICAP CHASE (4);
value to the winner �498; 2m 3f.
(6 runners)
1
43445P3 MATORICO 65 (T) J O?Neill 7-12-3 ................................... R McLernon l99
2
4687412 MUST HAVEA FLUTTER 32 (CD) D Skelton 6-11-12............. B Andrews (3) 98
3
64145F1 CELTIC FLAMES 10 (P) L Russell 8-11-10...................................... D Fox 86
4
-658P44 MAHLERDRAMATIC 35 (P,T) B Ellison 8-10-5........................ H Brooke 97
5
2-8P432 LAS TUNAS 15 (BF) R M Smith 6-10-0 ...............................C Bewley (3) 92
6
367-P66 CHANCEOFA LIFETIME 13 V Thompson 11-10-0............ T Dowson (3) 85
BETTING: 6-4 Must Havea Flutter, 2 Celtic Flames, 5 Las Tunas, 13-2 Matorico,
15-2 Mahlerdramatic, 25 Chanceofa Lifetime
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1-4
2017: Box Office 6-11-7 A Coleman 5-2 JtFav (Jonjo O?Neill), 6 ran.
FORM
MATORICO (10-12) 8-1 every chance, MAHLERDRAMATIC (10-9) 17-2 one
pace, soon held, 4th of 7 (btn 27l) to
faded, 3rd of 4 (btn 27l) to Geordie
Granville Island (11-11) (Carlisle
Des Champs (11-8) (Taunton 2m 7f
21/2m hcap ch (4) �498 heavy).
nov hcap ch (3) �357 soft).
MUST HAVEA FLUTTER (11-9) 9-4 LAS TUNAS (10-9) 2-1 fav led 4 out,
1
pressed winner 2 out, btn 3 /2l by
headed 2 otu, held, btn 14l by Roxyfet (10-12) (5 ran) (Market Rasen 2m
Kincora Fort (11-10) (8 ran) (Hunting1f hcap ch (4) �848 soft).
don 21/2m hcap ch (4) �473 soft).
CELTIC FLAMES (11-1) 2-1 stayed on CHANCEOFA LIFETIME (11-1) 10-1
tailed off, 6th of 7 (well btn) to
to lead final 75 yards, bt Middlebrow
Frankie Ballou (11-3) (Sedgefield 2m
(11-8) 2l (4 ran) (Musselburgh 2m 1f
hcap ch (5) �314 heavy).
nov hcap ch (4) �614 good to soft).
4.50
RACING TICKET GIVEAWAYS AT 188BET NOVICES?
HANDICAP CHASE (4); �614; 2m 5f.
(8 runners)
1 3U33P32 ALF ?N? DOR 9 (B,T) P Bowen 7-12-0 ..................................... S Bowen l99
2
85242F8 KINGS TEMPTATION 93 (T) B Case 6-11-12 ......................... C Gethings ?
3
F011114 KNOCKNAMONA 15 M Hammond 7-11-11................................J Coliver 98
4
8-110P7 GOODNIGHT CHARLIE 31 C Fryer 8-11-5 .......................... F Gregory (7) ?
5
0-8900 ECHNATON 46 (T) L Wadham 5-11-5 ................................... M Tissier (7) ?
6
70-7726 BOCASIEN DESBOIS 122 (BF) M Todhunter 7-10-12.............. H Brooke ?
7
1098/ HERITAGE WAY 808 H Hogarth 9-10-6 ................................... J Hamilton ?
8 24P4P5P COURT PAINTER 11 (PH) V Thompson 8-10-0................ T Dowson (3) 97
BETTING: 7-4 Alf ?n? Dor, 3 Knocknamona, 5 Bocasien Desbois, Kings Temptation
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
5.20
BLACKJACK AT 188BET CASINO MARES? MAIDEN NH
FLAT RACE (5); �274; 2m 1f.
(12 runners)
1
P3-1 DEFINITELYANOSCAR 65 H Fry 5-11-3....................................... N Fehily ?
2
4 KAYF STORM 37 K Bailey 5-11-3 .......................................... T Bellamy l99
3
SWEET ADARE V Dartnall 5-11-3............................................. C Gethings ?
4
P-F7 TASHUNKA 149 F O?Brien 5-11-3 ............................................. P Brennan ?
5
6 TRULY AMAZING 58 E Lavelle 5-11-3................................. R McLernon 84
6
WEST COAST LASS R Smith 5-11-3 ........................................ C O?Farrell ?
7
76 BEHRANELL 55 D Dennis 4-10-10 .............................. S Twiston-Davies 78
8
8 LADY MALEFICENT 156 D Skelton 4-10-10 ..................... B Andrews (3) ?
9
MISS ALFIE ROSE P Niven 4-10-10............................................ H Brooke ?
10
REGARDING RUTH L Wadham 4-10-10 ............................... M Tissier (7) ?
11
5 RIPPLING WATERS 156 (BF) M Channon 4-10-10 ....................... G Lee 97
12
3 SWEET VINETTA 49 G Boanas 4-10-10.......................... R Chapman (3) 95
BETTING: 6-4 Definitelyanoscar, 4 Kayf Storm, 5 Rippling Waters, 6 Sweet Vinetta
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Outofthisworld 4-10-10 N Fehily 5-2 Fav (H Fry), 9 ran.
EACH-WAY THIEF
HAVE an e-w double with consistent ITS PANDORAMA
(3.45 Market Rasen) who was just touched off last time
and improving FLIGHT TO MILAN (3.55 Taunton).
8
R057 THE MAJOR 34 (HH) Kayley Woollacott 5-11-1..................... M G Nolan 85
BETTING: 2 Smart Boy, 4 Inch Lala, 9-2 Bridge of Cally, 6 Never Learn, Zen Master
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
2017: Master Burbidge 6-11-13 N Fehily 4-1 Fav (N Mulholland), 16 ran.
3.25
UK GUN REPAIRS NOVICES? HANDICAP CHASE (4);
value to the winner �758; 2m 2f.
(8 runners)
1
3-6063U LILLINGTON 14 (PH,T) C Tizzard 6-11-12 .............................. H Cobden 85
2
-4U8634 NANSAROY 36 (VH) E Williams 8-11-11................................ A Wedge l99
3
-846402 CAVIAR D?ALLEN 14 (TH) C Williams 6-11-11....................... D O?Regan ?
4
/4565-P BENI LIGHT 132 (HH) T R George 7-11-11..................................... J Best ?
5
P2-PF63 TIKKINTHEBOX 14 (T) J Scott 6-11-6..................................... M Griffiths 98
6
4902431 ROYAL ACT 14 (P;C) S-J Davies 6-10-9 ................................. R Johnson 97
7
76-P50U COUDEFOUDRE 29 V Williams 6-10-1............................ Mr H Nugent (7) ?
8
68/P09- KAHDIAN 414 H Rees 8-10-0 ................................................. D G Noonan ?
BETTING: 3 Royal Act, 4 Caviar D?Allen, 11-2 Nansaroy, Lillington, 6 Tikkinthebox
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 6
2017: Innocent Girl 8-11-9 K Edgar 4-1 (H Fry), 10 ran.
FORM
Monbeg Aquadude (11-1) (Ffos Las
LILLINGTON unseated latest, earlier
21/2m mdn hdle (4) �899 soft).
(11-10) 7-1 one pace, 3rd of 10 (btn
13l) to Triple Chief (11-5) (Taunton ROYAL ACT (10-11) 10-3 chased leaders, ridden 3 out, led run-in, stayed
21/4m hcap ch (4) �758 soft).
on, bt Show?s Over (10-7) 1l
NANSAROY (11-5) 5-2 handy, ridden,
TIKKINTHEBOX (11-5) 7-2 led, misheld, 4th of 5 (btn 11l) to Cawdor
take 3 out, driven 2 out, headed
House Bert (10-6) (Ffos Las 2m 3f
run-in, 3rd (btn 21/2l) (5 ran) (Taunnov hcap ch (4) �458 heavy).
ton 2m hcap ch (5) �809 heavy).
CAVIAR D?ALLEN (10-8) 8-1 handy,
stayed on one pace, held, btn 9l by COUDEFOUDRE unseated rider latest, earlier (10-7) 14-1 outpaced,
Vado Forte (11-6) (15 ran) (Taunton
12th of 13 (btn 37l) to Sheelbewhat2m 3f hcap hdle (4) �458 heavy).
sheelbe (10-10) (Towcester 2m 3f
BENI LIGHT pulled up latest, earlier
hcap hdle (5) �899 soft).
(11-1) 14-1 held, 5th of 7 (btn 22l) to
3.55
JACKSON-STOPS TAUNTON HANDICAP HURDLE (4);
value to the winner �458; 2m 104yds. (9 runners)
1
5-6016 POINTED AND SHARP 30 (H;D) P Hobbs 6-11-12 ............... M G Nolan 86
2
9-363U4 SIR EGBERT 32 (H) T Lacey 5-11-10 .......................................... A Johns 97
3
6032 FLIGHT TO MILAN 14 E Williams 5-11-10................................. A Wedge 85
4
2-60613 CAP DU NORD 93 (BF,D) C Williams 5-11-5 ......................... D O?Regan 98
5
0512/2- THE MISSUS 682 (D) W Greatrex 7-11-5 ................................. R Johnson ?
6
1796625 DELFACE 14 (B,T;D) D Pipe 5-11-3 ...................................... M Heard (5) 97
7
F24-P93 MARTABOT 14 (T,V) D Pipe 7-11-2...................................... D G Noonan 94
8
U47-160 TOBACCO ROAD 45 (T;CD) D Pipe 8-10-13 ................. T Scudamore l99
9
9P34-PP RUBY RUSSET 14 (T) C Tizzard 6-10-5..................................... H Cobden ?
BETTING: 5-2 Cap Du Nord, 4 Flight To Milan, 6 The Missus, 7 Sir Egbert, 10
Tobacco Road, Martabot, 12 Delface, Pointed And Sharp
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
headed last, rallied to lead again,
POINTED AND SHARP (10-7) 16-1 6th
headed run-in, btn nk by Popping
of 7 (btn 42l) to Moabit (10-13) (ChepAlong (11-3) (11 ran) (Aintree 21/2m
stow 2m hcap hdle (3) �238 soft).
hcap hdle (4) �249 good).
SIR EGBERT (11-12) 4-1 handy, kept
on, one pace, 4th of 10 (btn 91/4l) to MARTABOT (10-13) 12-1 led, clear 4th,
headed 2 out, 3rd of 15 (btn 18l) to
Shining Romeo (11-8) (Huntingdon
Vado Forte (11-6) DELFACE (10-9)
2m hcap hdle (4) �198 soft).
7-1 ridden and struggling 3 out, one
FLIGHT TO MILAN (11-2) 8-1 led 2
pace, 5th (btn 32l) (15 ran) (Taunton
out, headed run-in, btn 1l by Nel2m 3f hcap hdle (4) �458 heavy).
son?s Touch (11-2) (11 ran) (Taunton
TOBACCO ROAD (10-13) 16-1 led,
2m mdn hdle (4) �458 heavy).
eight lengths ahead 3 out, headed
CAP DU NORD (9-9) 2-1 fav ridden 2
next, 10th of 13 (btn 18l) to Alberta
out, one pace, 3rd of 6 (btn 7l) to
(11-8) SIR EGBERT (11-11) 9-2 hamChti Balko (11-12) (Haydock 2m
pered 2 out, unseated rider, (Kemphcap hdle (3) �122 heavy).
ton 2m hcap hdle (4) �094 soft).
THE MISSUS (11-0) 7-1 led 2 out,
4.30
FIREHOUSE SOMERSET HANDICAP CHASE (3); value
to the winner �357; 3m 4f.
(8 runners)
1
1P5-674 COURT FRONTIER 67 (TH) C Williams 10-11-12 ................. D O?Regan 95
2
133F312 MUFFINS FOR TEA 18 (T;C) C Tizzard 8-11-12 ..................... H Cobden 92
3
6F33742 THEATRICAL STAR 14 (C) C Tizzard 12-11-10..................... R Johnson 96
4
5-24422 CROWN HILL 46 J Farrelly 8-11-7............................................. T Cannon 97
5
/484473 IT?S OBVIOUS 34 (B,T) D Pipe 6-10-13 ............................. T Scudamore 85
6
5P1P442 CAP HORNER 29 J W Mullins 6-10-9 ...................................... J McGrath 94
7
-34P343 JEPECK 31 K Woollacott 9-10-8...................................................... J Best 98
8
7453FU2 INVICTA LAKE 9 (P) S Smith 11-10-8 .................................. M G Nolan l99
BETTING: 10-3 Muffins For Tea, 7-2 Theatrical Star, 4 Crown Hill, 8 Invicta Lake,
Court Frontier, 10 It?s Obvious, Cap Horner, 14 Jepeck
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3
2017: Abracadabra Sivola 7-11-3 D G Noonan 9-2 (D Pipe), 4 ran.
FORM
out, clear, ran on, bt The Kings Writ
COURT FRONTIER (11-10) 10-1 ran
(10-8) 6l IT?S OBVIOUS (11-3) 8-1
on, 4th of 9 (btn 4l) to Themanfrom
stayed on, 3rd (btn 93/4l) INVICTA
Minella (10-10) (Wincanton 3m 3f
LAKE (10-6) 14-1 held up, still going
hcap ch (3) �,746 heavy).
ok when fell 11th (9 ran) (Taunton
MUFFINS FOR TEA (11-12) 11-2 led
1
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Flow (10-10) (7 ran) (Taunton 31/2m JEPECK (10-2) 15-2 kept on, 3rd of 11
(btn 16l) to Dawson City (11-6) (Exehcap ch (3) �357 heavy).
ter 3m 7f hcap ch (3) �,640 soft).
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dabra Sivola (11-12) (9 ran) (Kemp(4) �494 good to soft).
ton 3m hcap ch (4) �408 soft).
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PKF FRANCIS CLARK LLP CONDITIONAL JOCKEYS?
HANDICAP HURDLE (5); �159; 3m.
(9 runners)
1
46315P- GENEROUS HELPINGS 363 G L Moore 9-12-0 ................... W Clarke (6) ?
2
2567272 PRINCE MAHLER 37 (T;CD) K Woollacott 8-11-12............ M Bastyan l99
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P91437- TIR DUBH 556 (P) R Stephens 9-11-5......................................... J Savage ?
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33-300P HOOLA HULA 69 S Gardner 5-11-4........................................... R Patrick 85
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WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1
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BOX CLEVER
nTRAINERTRACE: HUNTINGDON 1.30
Agent Memphis W Codd to K Bailey, 2.00
Sparkleandshine D Brennan to S Thomas,
3.35 Vive Le Roi C Longsdon to A Carroll,
5.10 Some Day Soon P Flynn to J Snowden.
MARKET RASEN 5.20 Definitelyanoscar C
Barber to H Fry, 5.20 Tashunka Ashleigh
Murphy to F O?Brien. TAUNTON 2.50 Inch
Lala N Mulholland to J Farrelly. nHOT
TRAINERS: T Lacey 5 from 9; C Mann 4
from 7; O Sherwood 3 from 10; J Candlish 3
from 8; H Fry 4 from 18. nHOT JOCKEYS:
Mr A Edwards 5 from 10; T J O?Brien 8 from
23; T Dowson 5 from 16; N Scholfield 8 from
21; Joshua Moore 3 from 11; H Cobden 6
from 24. nCOLD JOCKEYS J Best 69; T
Cannon 41. nJOB JOCKEYS: HUNTINGDON P Cowley rides Haasab (2.30), Ulis De
Vassy (4.40) for L Morgan, 5 winners from 9
rides, 56%. Mr T McClorey rides Mister
Mccoy (5.10) for C Bailey, 3 from 7, 43%. J
Bowen rides Mill Green (5.10) for N
Henderson, 8 from 19, 42%. MARKET
RASEN M Tissier rides Echnaton (4.50),
Regarding Ruth (5.20) for L Wadham, 7 from
19, 37%. TAUNTON D Noonan rides Tequila
Secret (2.20) for N Hawke, 4 winners from 10
rides, 40%. M G Nolan rides Invicta Lake
(4.30) for S Smith, 7 from 18, 39%.
ABC CHECK
KEY: H-Huntingdon,
M-Market Rasen,T-Taunton
Admiral Blake 5.00T
Agent Memphis 1.30H
Ajabindejaw 2.40M
Alcock And Brown 3.35H
Alf ?n? Dor 4.50M
Amble Inn 2.30H
Amzac Magic 2.20T
Apple Of Our Eye 3.45M
Aza Run 3.15M
Bad Boy Du Pdu 3.05H
Bahama Moon 2.30H
Bally Gilbert 3.05H
Bard Of Brittany 2.10M
Behranell 5.20M
Benechenko 3.45M
Beni Light 3.25T
Bentons Lad 2.40M
Bit Of A Charlie 2.20T
Blazon 3.35H
Bocasien Desbois 4.50M
Bomber?s Moon 2.00H
Boy Named Sioux 2.10M
Breaking Waves 5.10H
Bridge of Cally 2.50T
Brother Bennett 4.40H
Brother Norphin 5.00T
Cap Du Nord 3.55T
Cap Horner 4.30T
Caviar D?Allen 3.25T
Celtic Flames 4.20M
Cereal Killer 2.20T
Chanceofa Lifetime 4.20M
Clondaw Westie 3.05H
Cobbler?s Son 2.40M
Commodore Barry 5.10H
Coudefoudre 3.25T
Court Frontier 4.30T
Court Painter 4.50M
Cranstal 5.10H
Crookstown 2.40M
Crown Hill 4.30T
Deckers Delight 5.00T
Definitelyanoscar 5.20M
Delface 3.55T
Diplomatico 2.00H
Ebonys Encore 1.30H
Echnaton 4.50M
Edward Elgar 2.40M
Elviz 5.10H
Emma Beag 2.40M
Eskendash 3.35H
First Drift 2.10M
Flight To Milan 3.55T
Folly Bergere 1.30H
From The Heart 5.10H
Gamekeeper Bill 2.00H
Generous Helpings 5.00T
Giveaway Glance 3.35H
Golden Whisky 2.20T
Goodnight Charlie 4.50M
Gortnagirl 1.30H
Goutez Moi 5.10H
Haasab 2.30H
Havana Beat 2.30H
Havisham 2.00H
Hear The Chimes 3.15M
Helioblu Bareliere 5.10H
Her Dream 1.30H
Herdswick Holloa 4.10H
Heritage Way 4.50M
Hes Our Robin 3.15M
Hey Bill 3.05H
Hoola Hula 5.00T
How About It 4.10H
Inch Lala 2.50T
Indian Reel 4.10H
Indigo Stamp 2.20T
Instant Attraction 2.00H
Invicta Lake 4.30T
Isle Road 4.40H
It?s Obvious 4.30T
Its Pandorama 3.45M
Itsnonofurbusiness 3.45M
Jackthejourneyman 4.40H
Jepeck 4.30T
Jonjoela 4.10H
Kahdian 3.25T
Katara Bay 4.10H
Kayf Storm 5.20M
Kilinakin 3.05H
King?s Reste 2.00H
Kings Temptation 4.50M
Knocknamona 4.50M
Lady Maleficent 5.20M
Las Tunas 4.20M
Lazarus 2.30H
Le Musee 2.20T
Leapaway 3.35H
Leg Lock Luke 3.05H
Lillington 3.25T
Little Allstar 2.30H
Little Vern 5.10H
Loch Linnhe 3.45M
Mahari 2.30H
Mahlerdramatic 4.20M
Maquisard 3.35H
Martabot 3.55T
Massini Man 5.10H
Master Work 3.35H
Matorico 4.20M
Max Dynamo 4.10H
Max Liebermann 2.30H
Midnight Owle 4.10H
Milk King 5.10H
Mill Green 5.10H
Millen Dollar Man 4.40H
Milord 3.35H
Minella For Me 3.05H
Minella Whisper 4.10H
Miss Alfie Rose 5.20M
Miss Yeats 4.10H
Mister Mccoy 5.10H
Mount Rushmoore 2.20T
Moving In Style 5.00T
Muffins For Tea 4.30T
Must Havea Flutter 4.20M
Nansaroy 3.25T
Never Learn 2.50T
No No Legend 1.30H
Norse Light 2.40M
North West Wind 2.50T
Oksana 1.30H
On A Promise 3.45M
Or De Vassy 2.10M
Ortenzia 3.15M
Oscar Bravo 2.00H
Otter Moon 3.35H
Pacofilha 2.20T
Passing Call 2.00H
Peppay Le Pugh 4.40H
Petronella Manners 1.30H
Phare Isle 4.10H
Pointed And Sharp 3.55T
Presenting Pearl 1.30H
Prince Florbury 2.10M
Prince Mahler 5.00T
Red Admirable 4.10H
Red Ochre 3.15M
Regarding Ruth 5.20M
Relight The Fire 2.30H
Rippling Waters 5.20M
River Dun 5.00T
Road To Rome 3.05H
Rock N?stones 2.40M
Royal Act 3.25T
Royal Beekeeper 3.15M
Royal Marskell 2.30H
Royal Ruby 3.35H
Royal Tara 3.05H
Ruby Russet 3.55T
Sam Noir 3.45M
Scented Lily 2.40M
Schiaparannie 1.30H
Serosevsky 5.10H
Sharp Getaway 5.10H
Shazzamataz 1.30H
Shininstar 4.40H
Sir Egbert 3.55T
Skinflint 2.50T
Smart Boy 2.50T
Some Day Soon 5.10H
Spader 3.15M
Sparkleandshine 2.00H
Spendajennie 2.40M
Star Foot 3.35H
Steel City 3.15M
Storm Patrol 1.30H
Stylish Dancer 2.00H
Sultans Pride 3.45M
Sunader 2.00H
Sweet Adare 5.20M
Sweet Vinetta 5.20M
Tangoed 2.40M
Taras Day 1.30H
Tashunka 5.20M
Tennewrow 1.30H
Tequila Secret 2.20T
The Blue Bomber 3.15M
The Imitation Game 2.20T
The Major 2.50T
The Missus 3.55T
Theatrical Star 4.30T
Third Wind 5.10H
Thistimenextyear 2.30H
Tikk Tock Boom 1.30H
Tikkinthebox 3.25T
Tir Dubh 5.00T
Tobacco Road 3.55T
Tommy The Rascal 4.10H
Tower Of Allen 2.40M
Tralee Hills 5.10H
Truly Amazing 5.20M
Trust Me I?m A Dr 2.10M
Tuppence Coloured 5.10H
Tyrell 3.45M
Ulis De Vassy 4.40H
Valdas Princess 1.30H
Vive Le Roi 3.35H
Vodka All The Way 2.20T
West Coast Lass 5.20M
Wind Place And Sho 3.35H
Working Class 2.00H
Youngoconnor 2.20T
Zebi Boy 2.40M
Zen Master 2.50T
Zoltan Varga 3.15M
50 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
Proud Hatt
raises glass
to fit Fury
By WALLY DOWNES Jr
TYSON FURY is back in
?sensational form? ? after
swapping swigging beer for
swinging punches.
And Ricky Hatton says the
controversial Brit is convinced
he will enjoy a Muhammad
Ali-style return to the ring.
Hatton, 39, battled his own
demons at the end of a brilliant
light-welterweight career.
He feared for Fury (left),
29,
as
he
struggled with
depression and
ballooned
to
25st.
Yet the exheav y weight
king is using
Hatton?s Manchester gym to
get in shape
for the Anthony
Joshua fight he
craves. Hatton said: ?I thought
he?d do it for a few months,
then be back on the p***.
?I expected I?d go in a pub,
see him and think, ?Ah, he fell
back?. But nobody?s seen him.
?Now he looks sensational
in the gym. I?m dead proud.?
Fury wants to emulate icon
Ali, who returned to the top
after three years in exile for
refusing to fight in Vietnam.
And Hatton added: ?How
he says it is, ?AJ?s getting the
limelight but it should be me!??
Sky Sports Box Office will exclusively show the
Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker fight on March
31. Buy it at www.sky.com/orderboxoffice
DILLIAN WILD
FOR DEONTAY
JOB DONE . . . Brit Whyte
stands over beaten Browne
after his sixth-round KO
By SIMON SHAW
DILLIAN WHYTE vowed to
KO Deontay Wilder ? and
champion
and then face
unify the heavyweight Joshua, who
would hold
division by Christmas.
the other belts.
He produced the best
performance of his career
when
he
knocked
Lucas Browne out
cold (right) in the
sixth round at the O2
on Saturday.
The bout, shown
live on HBO in the
US,
cemented
the
Londoner?s place at
the top of the WBC
rankings. Whyte, 29,
now wants a crack at
champ Wilder in June
before a rematch with
Anthony Joshua.
He said: ?If I beat
Wilder, I will be the WBC
?It
would be the first
time
two
British
heavyweights
have
unified the division ?
it would be massive.?
Wilder, 32, could
jeopardise his chances
of
fighting
Joshua if he refuses
a free flight from the
States this week.
He is believed to
be snubbing the offer to
work for Sky on AJ?s clash
with Joseph Parker.
Promoter Barry Hearn
said: ?If he doesn?t come,
he doesn?t want the fight,
it?s as simple as that.?
JOSHUA v PARKER
SATURDAY, SKY SPORTS BOX OFFICE
By ALEC SHILTON
ANTHONY JOSHUA watched
the unification superfights
between Lennox Lewis and
Evander Holyfield in his quest
to join the greats.
The Watford heavyweight hero,
28, is poring over fight footage of
boxing?s best ahead of Saturday?s
showdown with Joseph Parker.
Joshua defends his WBA and
IBF belts against WBO champ
Parker, 26, in front of 78,000 fans
at Cardiff?s Principality Stadium.
And he has prepared by studying legends Lewis and Holyfield,
who drew in March 1999 before
Londoner Lewis won their second
scrap in November of that year.
AJ said: ?The last documentary I
watched
was
the
Lewis
and
Holyfield one because they were
fighting for the undisputed heavyweight title.
?It helps me see where I stand
in history, how these old-timers
walked the path I?m walking.
?It?s not only about becoming a
champion, it?s about the responsibility of being a champion.
?Fighters come and go so you
have to make sure that you?re dedicated, humble and respect people.
?I can see how people lost their
way who thought the limelight
would shine on them for the rest
of their career.?
Joshua fears fans want only
perfection. He said: ?Is there
room
for
mistakes
any
more? Will we see another
Mike Tyson, LeBron James
or Cristiano Ronaldo?
?Nowadays I feel like if
it?s not perfection then
nobody wants to see it. But
surely mistakes are what
make people who they are?
?The success stories have to
come with struggle.?
Joshua has won all 20 of his pro
fights,
while
Kiwi
Parker
is
unbeaten in 24.
AJ admitted: ?He?s dangerous
and a king where he?s from.
?If he can take a punch, I?ll have
to throw the kitchen sink at him.
?There?s going to be blood, a
fighter hurt, and 20 out of 20
times I?ve been victorious, so
expect the same routine.?
AJ?S
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GRAIL
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52 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
2GM
FORMULA ONE
RESULTS
WOLFF . . . baffled
HAM
From Back Page
maintain a 12-second lead
over Vettel ? but the
reality is they needed a
15-second gap to cover
the threat of the German.
Hamilton had turned
down the power on his
1,000bhp car to save the
life of his engine.
He said: ?I did everything I was supposed to
do. I was coming down
the straight and all of a
sudden I was told the
Ferrari was coming out.
?I didn?t even know the
Ferrari was in. It was just
disbelief. The team don?t
fully understand it at the
moment. They couldn?t give
me the exact reason as to
why it was the way it was.
?It is never easy to lose
a grand prix. I had extra
tools, so I could have
been further ahead by the
first pit stop. There were
so many good things we
could have done.
?It is a team effort but
you?re relying on so much
technology to come out
with the right strategy.
?I wish it was more in
my hands because I feel
like I drove as good as
ever. Everyone in the team
is feeling it.?
The gaffe happened on
lap 26 when the virtual
safety car was activated
after Romain Grosjean
stopped on the track.
The VSC limits the
speed of cars, so made it
impossible for Hamilton to
make up the time.
Merc boss Toto Wolff
felt his team HAD built up
a sufficient gap over Vettel until he saw him on TV
coming out of the pits.
He said: ?It?s very hard
to take because we had
the pace. We need to find
out how we lost the win.
?We thought we had
about three seconds? margin. We need to ask the
computer, so that?s what
we are doing.
?We need to find out
whether we have a software problem somewhere.?
HAMILTON?S
1 S Vettel (Ger, Ferrari) 1hr 29min
s)
33.283sec; 2 L Hamilton (Mercede
1:29:38.319; 3 K Raikkonen (Fin, Ferrari)
1:29:39.592; 4 D Ricciardo (Aus, Red Bull)
1:29:40.352; 5 F Alonso (Spa, McLaren)
1:30:01.169; 6 M Verstappen (Hol, Red
Bull) 1:30:02.228; 7 N Hulkenberg (Ger,
Renault) 1:30:05.954; 8 V Bottas (Fin,
Mercedes) 1:30:07.622; 9 S Vandoorne
(Bel, McLaren) 1:30:08.204; 10 C Sainz
(Spa, Renault) 1:30:19.005; 11 S Perez
(Mex, Force India) 1:30:20.100; 12 E OconC
(Fra, Force India) 1:30:33.561; 13
Leclerc (Mon, Sauber-Ferrari) 1:30:49.042;
14 L Stroll (Can, Williams) 1:30:51.571;
at
15 B Hartley (NZ, Scuderia Toro Rosso)
1 lap. Not classified - 16 R Grosjean (Fra,
Haas F1) 24 laps completed; 17 K Magnussen (Den, Haas F1) 22 laps; 18 P Gasly
M
(Fra, Scuderia Toro Rosso) 13 laps; 19 S
Ericsson (Swe, Sauber-Ferrari) 5 laps; 20
Sirotkin (Rus, Williams) 4 laps.
INGS
CHAMPIONSHIP STAND
Driver - 1 S Vettel (Ger, Ferrari) 25pts;
2 L Hamilton (Mercedes) 18; 3 K Raikkonen (Fin, Ferrari) 15; 4 D Ricciardo
(Aus, Red Bull) 12; 5 F Alonso (Spa,
McLaren) 10; 6 M Verstappen (Hol, Red
6;
Bull) 8; 7 N Hulkenberg (Ger, Renault)
8 V Bottas (Fin, Mercedes) 4; 9 S Van(Spa,
Sainz
C
10
2;
McLaren)
(Bel,
doorne
Renault) 1.
Constructor - 1 Ferrari 40pts; 2 Mer-5
cedes 22; 3 Red Bull 20; 4 McLaren 12;
Renault 7.
DRIVER OF THE DAY
Fernando
Alonso
gave McLaren new
hope after tough
years by finishing fifth.
MOVE OF THE RACE
Daniel
Ricciardo
pulled off a great
manoeuvre on lap
six by easing his Red Bull
past Nico Hulkenberg.
MISTAKES OF
THE RACE
Haas drivers
Kevin Magnussen and
Romain Grosjean
had
to
retire
after
separate
mechanics sent
them from pitstops with loose
wheels.
The team was
hit with a �k
FIA fine.
MILKFLOAT
A miserable debut
for Sergey Sirotkin,
who was forced to retire
with a brake failure in
his Williams ? caused
by a plastic bag.
TOP SPEED
199mph
was
clocked
by
Nico
Hulkenberg?s Renault.
SPORTS
Time to break
out the Bubbly
From DAVID FACEY in Austin
BUBBA WATSON is bang on course for a
third Masters triumph after cruising to
Dell World Match Play glory.
Watson (right) crushed fellow American
Kevin Kisner 7&6 in a horribly one-sided final,
having beaten world No 2 Justin
Thomas in the semis.
That victory denied Thomas
the chance to enter next week?s
Masters as the new world No1.
Kisner froze on the big stage
? losing the first FIVE holes.
He bogeyed four in a row, after
Watson started with a winning
birdie, and never recovered.
Watson, who scoops �4million in prize
money, said: ?I?ve just been so focused all week.
I can only think of four loose shots I hit in
seven matches, which is great playing.?
Swede Alex Noren bounced back from losing
his semi to Kisner by seeing off Thomas 5&3
in the third-place play-off.
FIZZ GONE FLAT . . . Hamilton had to
watch Vettel take glory on the podium
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
JOHANNA KONTA is
P
on course to defend
her Miami Open title after
seeing off Elise Mertens.
The British No 1 beat
the Belgian 6-2 6-1 in the
third round and will next
play Venus Williams.
Konta said: ?I definitely
have a great relationship
with this tournament ?
the biggest title of my
career has come here.?
RONNIE O?SULLIVAN
P
last night won the
33rd ranking event of his
career with victory in the
Players Championship.
The Rocket picked up a
cheque
for
�5,000
when he thrashed Shaun
Murphy 10-4 in the final
in Llandudno, Wales.
It keeps him on course
to be the first man to win
�illion in a season.
INTERNATIONALS - Faroe Islands 3 Liechtenstein 0; Gibraltar 1 Latvia 0; Kuwait 1
Cameroon 3; Thailand 2 Slovakia 3.
EUROPEAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING: Group 1 - San
Marino 0 Belarus 2.
RUGBY UNION
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP
LEICESTER (7) 16 WASPS
(15) 15
LEICESTER: Try: Kalamafoni. Con: G Ford. Pens:
G Ford 3.
WASPS: Tries: Daly 2. Con: Cipriani. Pen:
Gopperth.
P W D L F A Pts
Exeter
18 13 0 5 452 303 65
Saracens
18 12 0 6 514 305 57
Wasps
18 11 1 6 483 407 55
Newcastle 18 12 0 6 360 387 54
Leicester
18 11 0 7 424 388 51
Gloucester 18 10 1 7 411 437 51
Sale
18 9 0 9 466 400 48
Bath
18 9 0 9 441 417 46
Harlequins 18 7 0 11 435 483 36
Northampton18 6 0 12 408 501 32
Worcester 18 5 0 13 322 513 27
L Irish
18 2 0 16 312 487 17
GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP Cornish Pirates 55 London Scottish 38.
PRINCIPALITY BUILDING SOCIETY
PREMIERSHIP - Newport 48 Neath 36.
SWALEC CHAMPIONSHIP: Off - Rhydyfelin v Glynneath.
RUGBY LEAGUE
LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP: 4th
Rd - Coventry 31 Pilkington Recs 20.
BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP - Barrow 36
Sheffield 22; Batley 14 Featherstone 40;
Leigh 36 Dewsbury 0; Swinton 18 London
Broncos 64.
BETFRED LEAGUE ONE - Bradford 32
Hunslet 12; Newcastle 20 Doncaster 22;
North Wales Crusaders 2 Oldham 30; Whitehaven 30 Hemel Stags 6; York 26 Keighley 12.
CRICKET
THIRD TEST MATCH (Cape Town): 4th
day of 5 - South Africa 311 (Elgar 141 no,
De Villiers 64; Cummins 4-78) & 373 (Markram 84, De Kock 65, De Villiers 63, Philander
52 no) v Australia 255 (Bancroft 76; Morkel
4-86, Rabada 4-91) & 107 (Morkel 5-23).
South Africa bt Australia by 322
runs.
ICC WORLD CUP QUALIFYING FINAL
(Harare, Zimbabwe) - West Indies 204 (Rahman 4-43) v Afganistan 206-3 (Mohammad
Shazad 84, Rahmat Shah 51). Afghanistan bt West Indies by 7 wkts.
TRI-NATIONS WOMEN?S T20 SERIES
(Mumbai) - India 198-4 (Mandhana 76, Raj
53) v England 199-3 (Wyatt 124). England
bt India by 7 wkts.
TENNIS
ATP & WTA MIAMI OPEN (Florida, USA):
Men: 3rd Rd - H Chung (Kor) bt M Mmoh
(US) 6-1 6-1; J Sousa (Por) bt J Donaldson (US)
1-6 6-3 6-4; F Krajinovic (Ser) bt B Paire (Fra)
6-3 6-3; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt V Pospisil (Can)
7-5 7-6; JM Del Potro (Arg) bt K Nishikori (Jpn)
6-2 6-2. Women: 3rd Rd - J Konta bt
E Mertens (Bel) 6-2 6-1; A Barty (Aus) bt
P Martic (Cro) 6-4 6-3; V Williams bt K Bertens
(Hol) 5-7 6-3 7-5; M Puig (Pue) bt M Sakkari
(Gre) 6-3 7-5; D Collins (US) bt D Vekic (Cro)
4-6 6-2 6-1; J Ostapenko (Lat) bt B Haddad
Maia (Bra) 6-2 7-6.
GOLF
WGC - DELL TECHNOLOGIES MATCH
PLAY (Austin, Texas, USA): Final day:
Semi-finals - B Watson (US) bt J Thomas
(US) 3-2; K Kisner bt A Noren (Swe) at 19th hole.
3rd place play-off - A Noren (Swe) bt J
Thomas 5&3. Final - B Watson bt K Kisner 7&6.
SNOOKER
BASKETBALL
LADBROKES PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP (Llandudno): Final - R O?Sullivan bt
S Murphy 10-4.
BBL CHAMPIONSHIP - Cheshire 91
Plymouth 80; Manchester 66 London 82;
Surrey 93 Newcastle 79.
MOTORSPORT
ICE HOCKEY
WORLD SUPERBIKES: Rd 2 (Buriram,
Thailand): Race 2 - 1 C Davies (Ducati) 31min
23.406sec; 2 M van der Mark (Hol, Yamaha)
31:25.591; 3 A Lowes (Yamaha) 31:27.290; 4 J
Rea (Kawasaki) 31:29.960; 5 J Fores (Spa,
Ducati) 31:32.379; 6 L Camier (Honda)
31:34.053. Championship standings 1 J Rea (Kawasaki) 69pts; 2 M Melandri (Ita,
Ducati) 67; 3 J Fores (Spa, Ducati) 60; 4 C Davies (Ducati) 57; 5 A Lowes (Yamaha) 48; 6 M
van der Mark (Hol, Yamaha) 45.
ELITE LEAGUE - Belfast 8 Dundee 5;
Cardiff 7 Milton Keynes 3; Coventry 3
Guildford 5; Edinburgh 3 Nottingham 4;
Manchester 2 Sheffield 5.
DARTS
EUROPEAN OPEN (Leverkusen, Germany):
Quarter-finals - M van Gerwen (Hol) bt
S Whitlock (Aus) 6-1; R North bt R
Meulenkamp (Hol) 6-2; P Wright bt J Cullen
6-3; J Wade bt M King 6-4. Semi-finals M van Gerwen (Hol) bt R North 7-1; P Wright
bt J Wade 7-4. Final - M van Gerwen (Hol) bt
P Wright 8-7.
SPEEDWAY
CHAMPIONSHIP SHIELD - Peterborough
46 Lakeside 44.
HOCKEY
MEN?S PREMIER LEAGUE - Beeston 2
Surbiton 5; Brooklands MU 2 Holcombe 2;
Canterbury 3 Hampstead & Westminster 5;
East Grinstead 6 Sevenoaks 1; Wimbledon 2
Reading 1.
INVESTEC WOMEN?S PREMIER - Buckingham 3 Bowdon 1; Holcombe 0 Canterbury
5; Leicester 2 Clifton Robinsons 2; University
of Birmingham 0 Slough 0.
TODAY?S SPORT
(7.45 unless stated)
INTERNATIONALS
Albania v Norway .....................6.0
Bulgaria v Kazakhstan.............5.0
China v Czech Republic.....8.35am
Finland v Malta ......................... 5.0
Portugal v Holland ................. 7.30
Wales v Uruguay .............12.35am
EUROPEAN U-21 CH?SHIP
QUALIFYING: GROUP 2
Northern Ireland v Iceland... 7.30
OTHER: Group 6 - Belgium v Hungary
(7.0).
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Bradford P A v AFC Telford.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Wealdstone v Eastbourne Borough.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Kingstonian v
Worthing, Wingate & Finchley v Billericay.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Stourbridge v Workington.
CRICKET: Tri-Nations Women?s T20
Series - India v Australia (Mumbai,
5.30am).
SPEEDWAY: Challenge - Leicester v
Somerset (7.30).
2GM
AUSSIE GP SETBACK
By BEN
HUNT
in MELBOURNE
LEWIS HAMILTON?S
celebrations proved
a little premature
as Sebastian Vettel
turned party pooper
Down Under.
The two title rivals had
exchanged words on the eve
of the race in Melbourne
over the Brit?s ?party mode?
qualifying setting.
The pole-sitter said he wanted
to ?wipe the smile? off Vettel?s
face with the Ferrari driver
warning ?what goes around,
comes around?.
But the upshot of their war of
words, with Hamilton denying he
had a boost button to increase
power in his car, was that it has
ignited their simmering rivalry.
And after this belting start to
the new Formula One season, it
will be great to see the two
going hammer and tongs at each
other over the next eight months.
In an era of limited engines,
tyre-life
and
fuel,
Hamilton
looked comfortable to kickstart
his title defence with a routine
win here in Australia.
But that all turned on its head
when his Mercedes team bungled
their maths and allowed Vettel
into the lead through a strategic
pitstop.
Hamilton had already dialled
down his superior Merc to save
the aforementioned engine, tyres
and fuel ? sticking within the
guidelines set by his team.
Only their sums did not add
up. It backfired spectacularly
and Vettel went into the lead
and won the race.
It shows that this was simply
not flat-out racing as it should
be but instead it was driving to
calculations and something the
sport?s owners, Liberty Media,
need to address when they
rewrite the rulebook for 2021.
The turning point happened on
lap 26 in bizarre circumstances
when the most anonymous team
on the grid were thrust into the
spotlight.
The Haas team were enjoying
their best-ever GP until a
mistake on two pitstops wrecked
both of their drivers? races
within two laps of each other.
Cross-threaded
wheel
nuts
were blamed ? forcing both cars
out of the race, yet it was
Romain Grosjean?s parked Haas
that saw the Virtual Safety Car
deployed.
Hamilton
was
then
left
stunned to see Vettel emerge
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
PARTY
POOPER
SEALED WITH A KISS
. . . winner Vettel lands
a smacker on trophy
Gatecrasher Vettel is still smiling
SEB GO . . . Ferrari ace
Vettel streaks ahead of
Hamilton in Melbourne
from the pits ahead of him
under the VSC. The blame lay
squarely at Mercedes? door.
He shouted over his radio:
?What just happened, guys? Why
did you not tell me Vettel was in
the pits? Was that my mistake?
Was I supposed to go quicker
through the safety car? What
went wrong??
His team replied: ?We thought
we were safe, there is obviously
something wrong.?
Hamilton said later: ?Everyone
has been talking about party
mode and how much quicker we
are but Sebastian was bloody
quick. I was driving as best as I
could but it was like my best
friend was on the edge of a cliff
and I could not drive close to
him ? that is how hard it was to
overtake here.
?I gave everything. All my
ability and my tools to get in
range . . . maybe in the next race
it is going to be different.?
Vettel resisted the temptation
to have a dig at Hamilton (right)
for his remarks the previous day
after this fortunate win.
The German said: ?We were a
little bit lucky today. Lewis had
a great lap in qualifying. He
deserved pole position and drove
a very good race.?
SERGEY SIROTKIN?S F1 debut
was ruined by a plastic bag
after it got sucked into the 22year-old Russian?s brakes.
Williams
chief
technical
officer Paddy Lowe revealed:
?A plastic bag has blocked
the brake cooling.
?The right rear corner of
the car caught fire ? it?s
very unfortunate.?
Tweet @benjhunt
53
TUILAGI . . . injury setback
Manu jinx
puts tour
in doubt
Leicester...........16
Wasps................15
By MATT MOORE
MANU TUILAGI?S injury
hoodoo struck again as he
was taken off 12 minutes
into
this
Premiership
clash with a chest injury.
And there was more bad
news for England boss
Eddie Jones when Wasps?
wing Elliot Daly suffered a
dislocated finger.
Jonny May was knocked
out in a game littered with
injuries, which was settled
by George Ford?s penalty
four minutes from time.
Tuilagi has been told to
get a run of games if he
wants an England recall.
But this latest knock,
eight games into his
comeback from a knee
problem, has dented his
summer tour hopes.
Tigers boss Matt O?Connor said: ?Manu was
pretty
adamant
he
couldn?t continue.
?So from that we know
there?s something wrong
and there?s no point keeping him out there. We
won?t know until he?s had a
scan. He has a pec issue.?
Daly left the pitch with
an oxygen mask before
half-time after scoring
two tries ? and will find
out how serious his injury
is early this week.
Sione Kalamafoni?s try
had put Tigers ahead.
Wasps wasted chances
and Ford?s boot kept
Leicester in the game
until his match-winner.
Wasps chief Dai Young
said: ?We were not ruthless or clinical enough.?
l Wales and British and
Irish Lions tight-head prop
Adam Jones is to retire
from Harlequins at the
end of the season.
54 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
2GM
WALES v URUGUAY
By PHIL
CADDEN
GARETH BALE has opened up
for the first time about his
World Cup anguish.
And the Wales talisman says the
failure to reach Russia this summer
makes him even hungrier to qualify
for the Qatar finals in 2022.
Bale missed the home defeat to
the Republic of Ireland with a calf
injury last October, which ended
Welsh qualification dreams.
That means Bale, Aaron Ramsey
and Co will be on their holidays at
the end of the season ? rather than
trying to repeat their stunning Euro
2016 semi-final exploits.
The Real Madrid superstar, 28, and
his team-mates will get a taste of
what might have been today when
they face World Cup qualifiers
Uruguay in the China Cup final.
But
�million
superstar
Bale
could not hide the pain and
frustration he suffered watching on
as a fan from the stands against the
Irish when he spoke about his
World Cup devastation.
He said: ?It was a massive
disappointment for all of us not to
reach the World Cup, especially
having experienced the Euros, which
was incredible.
?We wanted to keep on qualifying
for major tournaments.
?It was a massive disappointment
for us as a nation but the good
thing for us is we take the positives.
?Normally if we do well in one
campaign we die away in the next.
We were there right until the end.
?I suppose losing and missing out
on the World Cup makes us even
more hungry to try to qualify for
the next campaign.?
Bale, who arrived at the Bernabeu
from Tottenham in the summer of
2013, will be 32 by the time the next
global finals come around.
Yet he insists he is up for the challenge in helping new Wales manager
Ryan Giggs make history ? by delivering the holy grail of a first appearance in the World Cup since 1958.
Bale became Wales? all-time leading goalscorer with a hat-trick in
the 6-0 win over hosts China on
Thursday, which took him one clear
of Ian Rush?s old mark of 28.
He added: ?Every single player
will tell you they want to play at the
highest level for their country and
that?s the World Cup or the Euros.
?Not just for me on a personal
level but for Wales as a nation.
?We don?t just want to qualify for
one or two tournaments, we want to
be qualifying for every tournament
WE?VE
QATAR
DO IT
BUNFIGHT. . .
Bale will give his
all to help Wales
reach a World
Cup finals
that we enter. We all need to be
pushing in the same direction to
make that happen.?
Bale has been linked with a
summer move to Manchester United
and, while he refused to talk about
his club future, he left the door ajar
for a permanent move to the Far East.
He said: ?In terms of the future
I?m not too sure, I haven?t really
looked that far to be honest.
?It?s a great country with great
people. I?m sure that if I ever did
come, I?d be looked after very well.?
Southampton product Bale has
won ten trophies at Madrid, including three Champions Leagues, and is
desperate to return to Spain with
some international silverware.
He added: ?It?ll be massive. To win
any trophy is always good.
?But for your country it?s that bit
more special.
?It?s in your heart and your blood
and you want to make the whole
Diary, he wanted to knockout the then-Liverpool star
But Williams, 33, who will
face Suarez (far right) in the
China Cup final
today, has now
praised the forward.
The
Everton
defender insisted:
?That
was
nothing
By ANDREW DILLON
HEUNG-MIN SON needs
the nerves of steel he has
developed at Tottenham to
be a World Cup hit.
The Spurs striker, 25,
will lead a Premier League
double act with Swansea?s
Ki Sung-yueng in Russia.
Although Ki is South
Korea?s captain, he admits
Son is their country?s star.
Ki, 29, said: ?He?s our
biggest threat. Hopefully,
he?ll keep these performances going at the
World Cup.
?He?s the best player.
You can?t score the goals
he has if you are not confident. He is confident.?
Son, with seven goals
in six games, has boosted
the reputation of Korean
players in the Prem with
his ability to withstand
English football?s rigours.
Ki admits this is something they need to work
on after being beaten 2-1
by a robust Northern
Ireland side on Saturday.
He said: ?Northern Ireland are strong and their
set-plays are a way to win
the game. Maybe our players can learn from that.?
South
Korea
have
champs Germany in their
World Cup group.
Ki added: ?I don?t want
to talk about Germany ?
they?re the best team.?
country proud. Any tournament, no
matter what the competition is, you
want to win it.
?It?ll be very high up in my
achievements.
?We believe if we play well we can
win the tournament. It?ll be great to
have more success with Wales.
?I?ll be trying my best for my
team, my country to score goals and
to help my team win the game.?
Should Wales win, it would be
Giggs? first trophy as a manager to
add to the 34 trophies he won
during a glittering career with
Manchester United.
Giggs, 44, said: ?Your playing
career can only get you so far.
?You have to do the right things
when it comes to coaching ? you
can?t just rely on what you did in
the past. You have to keep on
improving to be successful.?
Oli ready
to Golo
By HECTOR NUNNS
WALES (likely): Hennessey; Chester, Williams, Davies;
Gunter, Allen, King, John; Wilson, Bale; Vokes.
really. It obviously got blown
up a lot bigger than it was.
?He is always a tough
opponent. I said at the time,
he is the hardest striker to
play against in the
Premier League.
?He is one of the
best strikers in the
world
and
I?m
expecting a difficult
game, as always.
But these are the games
you want to be playing in,
against some of the best
players in the world.
?We know it is going
to be a very difficult
game but we feel confident. If we play to our
potential, we can do
a job.?
MIGNOLET?S KOP EXIT HINT
SIMON MIGNOLET has spoken to From DAVID COVERDALE in Tubize
Jurgen Klopp about his Liverpool
manager already. I?m always open
position ? and admits he might the
and he?s always open, but it?s not the
quit the club if he is still a sub.
time and place to talk about the
The Kop keeper (left) was dropped
by manager Klopp in January, with
Loris Karius starting the last nine
Premier League games.
And Mignolet, who signed from
Sunderland five years ago, admits
he is struggling to cope with life on
the bench.
The Belgian stopper said: ?I have
said a few times that I want to play.
?I have just turned 30 and you want
to be between the posts regularly.
?It?s not easy because I?ve never
spent time on the bench in my career.
?I?ve had a few conversations with
future right now.?
Mignolet insists he has still not
given up hope of reclaiming his
Liverpool place this season.
But he knows it will probably take
an injury or suspension to Karius for
him to play again.
He added: ?I still have a contract
for three years and, at the moment, I
have to focus on the current season.
?There are still a lot of matches to
play. We have games in the Premier
League and Champions League.
?I try to stay professional, try to
SON . . . Korea talisman
Son is Ki
in Russia
Russia pain drives Bale
Williams hails ?hardman? Suarez
ASHLEY
WILLIAMS
has
changed his tune on Luis
Suarez by labelling him the
hardest striker he has faced
in the Premier League.
The Wales captain (right)
has
history
with
the
31-year-old Barcelona star
after branding the Uruguayan the ?worst diver?.
He also said in his 2012
book, My Premier League
12.45PM
S4C
work as hard as I can and show that
I?m ready for when the chance comes.
?That?s the only thing that you can
do and then it?s up to the manager to
give you the nod.
?It can happen very quickly that I
will be able to come back into the
goal by an injury or suspension.?
Mignolet will start just his third
match of 2018 tomorrow when he
plays for Belgium against Saudi Arabia.
He replaces Thibaut Courtois (right),
who has been ruled out of the
friendly with a hamstring injury and
has returned to his club Chelsea.
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez said:
?We feel Thibaut could be fit at the
weekend for his club but Tuesday is a
bit of a risk.?
N?GOLO KANTE is backing
Olivier Giroud to grab a
first Premier League goal
for Chelsea this weekend.
Striker
Giroud,
31,
moved from Arsenal in
January and has just one
FA Cup strike, against Hull.
Chelsea host Spurs on
Sunday. France and Blues
pal Kante said: ?Olivier is
a goalscorer. We are not
worried that he will start
getting goals for Chelsea.
?They will come ? and
maybe
this
weekend.
Hopefully he will score.?
Giroud, 31, netted for
France against Colombia
on Friday to take his
international tally to 30.
Brady Khan
work it out
KARREN
BRADY
has
vowed she will not turn
her back on West Ham.
Mayor of London Sadiq
Khan is due to meet the
Hammers
vice-chairman
next week to discuss his
concerns over safety,
with the club plagued
by crowd incidents.
But SunSport columnist Brady said:
?I?ve never walked away
from anything I?ve done,
and I?m not going to start.
?I genuinely believe the
move to the London Stadium was the right one.
That?s why we had 52,000
season-ticket holders and
90% of those renewed.?
2GM
Juve
�m
Ram
raid
Goals
RAMSEY RECORD
AT ARSENAL
(All comps ? 2008-present)
Assists
By GRAEME BRYCE
JUVENTUS are ready to battle
it out with Manchester United
Can that he would join them on a
for Arsenal?s �million-rated free once his Anfield contract
Aaron Ramsey.
expires in the summer. But that is
The Serie A giants want the
Welshman, 27, to form a dynamic
new midfield partnership with
Liverpool?s Emre Can.
However,
United
boss
Jose
Mourinho
has
also
identified
Ramsey as his preferred replacement for Paul Pogba should the
unhappy
Frenchman
quit
Old
Trafford this summer.
As well as United?s interest, Juve
are being pressed into the Ramsey
move as they fear Bayern Munich
could hijack their swoop for Can ?
and they do not want to miss out
on both players.
The Italian champions believed
they had a verbal agreement with
IN DEMAND . . .
Ramsey is top target
TOTAL
Games ...........320
Goals...............54
Assists ...........46
16
9
10
8
7 7
6 5
4 5
2 2
1 0
08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18
23
41
40
32
44
34
47
29
8
Games 22
1
3
4 3
3 4
ARSENE RAGE
From Back Page
age discrimination. I accept
if the results are not good
enough then you have to
take the consequences.
?When you age, you focus
on doing well for your
club and ignore the rest.
?But,
overall,
that
perpetual thing of
how long you have
been at a club,
how old you are,
I
find
that
a bit difficult
to take.
?But all the
rest I accept because I am
in a public job and know
that I will be judged on
results.?
Arsenal face missing out on the top
PLEA . . . Lemar
four
for
the
wants to move
second season in
a row ? and
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ARSENAL EXCLUSIVE
PREM LEAGUEE
THEY?LL TAKE
ON UNITED TO
LAND GUNNER
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
supporters have grown fed
up at their decline over
recent years.
Wenger has led the club
for a remarkable 22 years ?
but his position is now due
to be reviewed this summer.
Speaking to BeIN Sports,
Wenger added: ?I am not too
concerned by image.
?I?m
naive
enough
to
believe that with the time
going on, the perspective, the
emotional context going, it
will stand out what I?ve done
for my club.?
THOMAS LEMAR has issued
a come-and-get-me plea to
Arsenal and Liverpool.
Both clubs tried to sign
the �million-rated Monaco
winger last summer.
Lemar, 22, said: ?I?ve kept
working so these clubs come
back in the next window.
I?m open to all offers.?
no longer a certainty with German
champions Bayern sniffing around.
Juventus will now fast-forward
their efforts to land Rambo this
summer, having originally planned
to sign him on a pre-contract and
snap him up on a free when his
current deal expires in 2019.
Arsenal?s
dithering
over
a
possible new contract for Ramsey ?
they have incredibly failed to even
talk numbers to him this year ?
encouraged Juve to make a move.
Their general manager Giuseppe
Marotta is currently considering
submitting a cut-price offer.
Mourinho is also keen to get
involved and has told United
executive
vice-chairman
Ed
Woodward he regards Ramsey as a
better option than Pogba as he
looks to overhaul his squad.
Arsenal?s
negotiations
with
Ramsey ground to a halt after the
club lured legal eagle Huss Fahmy
away from the Team Sky cycling
outfit to work on player contracts.
And SunSport can reveal the
midfielder?s future has taken a back
seat while the Gunners try to negotiate a new deal for Jack Wilshere.
The England ace has been told he
must take a 25 per cent pay cut but
with the carrot of a heavily incentivised deal based on bigger bonuses
for appearances and success.
But Arsenal?s dawdling over Ramsey could see them out of pocket
again, having let star Alexis Sanchez go to United in a swap deal
for Henrikh Mkhitaryan last year.
56 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
1GM
COUNTDOWN TO RUSSIA 20188
If I was
playing I
wouldn?t
want my
family at
World Cup
BEAUTIFUL place, Amsterdam.
LAST
CAHILL . . . axe threat
From Back Page
Lions last week and has
yet to play for Southgate
since the friendly against
France nine months ago.
Lallana suffered a thigh
injury before the start of
the season and struggled
with groin problems in a
frustrating campaign.
Southgate has repeatedly claimed he will NOT
take half-fit players to the
World Cup.
Wilshere?s
withdrawal
from the squad before
Friday?s Holland friendly
convinced Southgate he
would also be a major risk.
And neither Cahill nor
Smalling are currently
being considered for the
summer.
West Ham?s stopper Joe
Hart is set to be named as
the No 3 keeper with Burnley?s Nick Pope losing out.
The No 1 spot will be a
race
between
Stoke?s
Jack Butland and Jordan
Pickford of Everton.
But
Southgate
has
numerous injury issues for
tomorrow?s friendly.
Defender Joe Gomez was
sent back to Liverpool
after suffering an ankle
injury in Amsterdam.
His replacement Harry
Maguire has also been
nursing a hamstring strain.
Late duo
dropped
PHIL FODEN and Jadon
Sancho were dropped from
the England Under-19s ?
after turning up late.
Manchester City ace
Foden, 17, and Borussia
Dortmund
youngster
Sancho, 18, were due to
start against Latvia in
Macedonia on Saturday.
Both were unused subs
in the tie which the Young
Lions won 3-0 to qualify
for the European finals in
Finland in July.
Boss Paul Simpson was
angered when they were
late for a training session.
RUSSIA 2018
COUNTDOWN
80
Great to walk or cycle around,
taking in the incredible buildings
and canals.
Then England get to play there and
suddenly it becomes the worst place any
right thinking person would want to be.
The shocking scenes that I witnessed
on television and social media on Friday
made me sick to the stomach.
Every time we think the hooligan
problem might have finally gone away, we
are reminded that it hasn?t.
One particular video of so-called ?fans?
waiting on a bridge to pelt tourists on a
boat with beer and cans made me
ashamed to call myself English.
You almost end up looking away
when people ask you where you are
from when you go back to a city our
hooligans have defiled.
I am proud to have played 63 times
for my country ? 34 times as captain.
But if this was my time, I would
not want my kids travelling to watch me
play for our national team.
I would not want them put in such
danger. Dragged into a scene that was not
of their making.
See them targeted, just because they
are English.
There is a group of my friends who
have been to every major tournament
England have been in over the past
decade or two.
I meet up with them in my spare
time during my TV punditry duties and
we have a good time.
That won?t be happening this summer.
They will not be going to Russia.
Not after the experiences they had in
the Euros in France, or what they
have witnessed this week as a great city
turned into some sort of battleground.
There were more than 100 arrests in
the end ? lock ?em up and throw away
the key, I would say.
Now there will be decent, law-abiding
people reading this asking why they
should be aligned with the worst trash
that we export abroad in the name of
sport?
No you shouldn?t be, and often many
are the victims of overzealous policing, as
DAYS TO GO
GARY LINEKER won
80 caps for England
between 1984 and
1992 ? and is thirdhighest Three Lions
scorer of all time.
With 48 goals, he
is one behind Bobby
Charlton and five off
Wayne Rooney (53).
Lineker picked up
the
Golden
Boot
award at the 1986
World Cup finals in
Mexico after finishing
as top scorer with six
goals in five games,
including a hat-trick
against Poland in the
final group game.
LOUT OF ORDER . . . English
yobs cause mayhem before
Friday?s friendly in Amsterdam
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
LEGEND?S SAFETY FEARS
57
Alan Shearer
OUR COLUMNISTS ARE THE TALK OF FOOTBALL
some
Chelsea
supporters
were
in
Barcelona during their Champions League
showdown.
But that only adds to the list of ?cons?
when you are weighing up whether it
really is all worth it.
I have to say it was a joy to play
in front of the vast majority of England
fans, often in amazing atmospheres.
One that always stands out for me was
in France 98 in our opening group game
in Marseilles, which we won 2-0.
The problem was what happened
outside the stadium as hooligans ruined
the whole experience.
The people of Marseilles must
wince when their city is chosen
for one of our games, as it was
again last summer.
This does affect the players
as well.
They
will
have
family
and friends who will have
travelled to watch them play
against the Netherlands.
For them, it is one of the
proudest moments of their
lives to see a son or longtime
friend
represent
their country in a major
tournament.
That player does not
want to be fretting all the
time about their safety
? and they will be.
I don?t know how many
wives, children or parents
are going to Russia 2018.
But, if it was me, I would
tell them not to bother.
I
remember
my
family,
including
my
eldest
daughter
who
was then six, came to support me at
France 98 and, of course, your first
thought is for their safety.
If it was now, and this summer?s
tournament and I was playing, I would
just tell them to stay at home.
That?s because I actually think the
threat to people?s safety is worse now. The
problem is that even if fans do not
cause trouble, they will be targeted on
reputation alone.
That is a major problem going to
Russia.
It is well documented that they have
a seriously scary lunatic fringe who
prepared for the last Euros like it was
some major battle.
We are seen as the enemy.
The tensions between the two countries
politically can only add to that.
Can you really walk around one of
Russia?s
cities
this
summer
feeling
completely safe as an England football
fan, even if you are on your best
behaviour?
It seems such an incredible
shame that we even have to
be talking about this after
England had actually gone to
Amsterdam and won ? all
be it against a dreadful
Dutch side.
But after our 1-0 friendly
win, Three Lions manager
Gareth Southgate had to
address the issue himself,
along with the well-taken
goal by Jesse Lingard.
It?s a major headache
and one I would want
anyone close to me to
simply avoid.
It is often said that
we won?t let the hooligans
win.
I fear that, come this
summer?s World Cup, ticket
sales among England fans will
suggest they have.
GRAY MATTERS . . . Gray enjoys his goal against Romania
GRAY?S LATE
BID STIRRED
BY GARETH
DEMARAI GRAY is staging a late bid to gatecrash
England?s World Cup squad for Russia ? thanks
to encouragement from Gareth Southgate.
The Three Lions boss met Gray and his Under-21
team-mates at St George?s Park last week to tell
them the door was still open for them to bag a late
seat on the plane.
And the Leicester livewire says that pep talk
inspired his outstanding captain?s display against
Romania at Molineux on Saturday.
Gray, who was handed the armband for the first
time after Liverpool ace Dominic Solanke picked up
a knock, scored the opener in a 2-1 victory. He said:
?I?m still only 21 but, in
By PAUL JIGGINS
my experience, nothing is
ever too soon.
?Russia is just around but I think this is one of
the corner, I?ve just got my proudest ones.
?Representing
your
to knuckle down, do
what I do and see what country is always an honour.
To
do
it
as
captain
happens.?
Gray has featured 36 on the occasion for Cyrille
times for the Foxes this Regis, extra special.
?To score and get the
season and has chipped
win made it even better.?
in with four goals.
Young Lions boss Aidy
He added: ?Gareth came
in at the start of the week Boothroyd claimed that
to present some of the Gray was disappointed
not get promoted to the
boys with their caps.
in
November
?He told us that the seniors
opportunity and pathway along with Lewis Cook,
Tammy
Abraham
and
is there to get into his
squad. Stuff like that is Solanke.
Gray
is
set
to
feature
an honour.
?When
the
manager for the U21s in their Euro
qualifier
against
comes down and tells us 2019
if we?re playing well the Ukraine at Bramall Lane
tomorrow.
chance is there, then that
And he showed great
makes me even hungrier.
?Since he said that, maturity and tact when
since the start of the he said: ?I wouldn?t really
it disappointment ?
week I?ve done my best call
it happens as you grow
and worked even harder. up from a young age.
?It shows huge faith in
?You see all your mates
us as young players and progressing and stuff and
gives us confidence.?
you?re always happy for
Patriotic
Gray
was them and proud of your
proud to captain the boys for achieving things.
Young Lions on the night
?So for me it was kind
the FA paid tribute to of one where players
the
former
England have
moved
up,
but
striker Cyrille Regis, who maybe I wasn?t ready yet
died in January.
? or maybe he didn?t
The Brummie said: ?It think it was my time.
was a big honour for me
?But like I said, I
and my family ? and believe in myself.
being a local boy it was
?I have just got to keep
nice to have them come working hard, which I?m
down and watch.
doing. I?m confident in
?I?m
quite
humble due time I?ll get my
about my achievements, opportunity.?
4 CONTENDERS
LEWIS COOK
Bournemouth midfielder, 21, captained England?s Under20s to World Cup glory last year ? beating Venezuela
in the final. Is currently in Gareth Southgate?s squad.
TAMMY ABRAHAM
London-born Chelsea striker, 20, was called up in
November but would have to start scoring on loan at
struggling Swansea to make the plane.
HARRY WINKS
There is no doubt the Tottenham midfield ace, 22, can
perform at a senior level but needs to overcome ?
then stay clear of ? injury.
DOMINIC SOLANKE
Another who was called up in November but a lack of
first-team action under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool is
harming the 20-year-old forward?s chances.
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ROOT . . . treatment
Root in
rage at
last-ball
blunder
From JOHN ETHERIDGE
FOR Joe Root, the pain
in his hand was nothing
compared to the anger
and misery in his head.
England captain Root
was dismissed from the
final delivery of day four
of the First Test against
New Zealand ? and was
absolutely furious.
Root needed lengthy
treatment
after
being
struck on the glove in the
last over by Kiwi quick
bowler Trent Boult.
Then, from the very next
ball, Root could not get
his glove out of the way
of another Boult bouncer
and was caught behind.
He batted beautifully but,
yet again, was dismissed
when looking set for a
truly significant score.
Root has now passed
fifty 51 times in Test
cricket ? and gone on to
three figures just 13 times.
It is an appalling conversion rate and the reason he is not yet regarded
as an all-time great or true
international superstar.
Until his dismissal, Root
was doing his best to take
responsibility for trying to
restore the reputation of
England?s batting after
being routed for 58 in the
first innings.
Quick
bowler
Stuart
Broad said: ?It was a real
shame to lose Joe after
he had played so brilliantly for his 50.
?I?ve not seen Joe since
he was out, I think he?s
still in the toilet! We were
watching from the viewing
area but I know he put his
bat down and went straight
into the back room.
?He?s probably doing a
few breathing techniques
to try to calm himself
down a bit.
?We mentioned it up in
the viewing area, just as a
passing comment, that
maybe Joe could have
retired and we could have
sent in a nightwatchman.
?But, when a bloke has
been out there for 100plus balls, he?d have
backed himself to see off
those last two deliveries
of the day.
?To be fair to Trent, he
got his bouncer bang on.
?It was a really good
short ball, round the
wicket, aimed at Joe?s left
shoulder and really tricky
to deal with.
?The ball was zipping
through a little more
under lights. Maybe I?m in
the bowlers? union but you
have to credit the bowler
sometimes.
?He bowled a good
bouncer to rap the batsman on the finger and
then a good follow-up.
Well bowled.?
Day five action ?
thesun.co.uk/sport
6Itisshockingand
embarrassing.It
contaminatesthe
sport...we are a
laughing stock of
thecricketworld7
ADAMGILCHRIST
6ThisAustraliateam
issofriendlessin
cricketbecauseof
thewaythey have
carried on ?
especiallyWarner7
GRAEMESWANN
6Angryisonewordand
I am disappointedin
Smith,ascaptain,to
takethedecisionto
go outanddothat.It
is un-Australian7
SHANEWARNE
Revolting, vulgar,
cheats...no wonder
this Aussie team is
LOATHED
STEVE SMITH has been
condemned
from
every
corner of the globe by
former team-mates, his Prime
Minister and all cricket fans.
As Smith and his vulgar sidekick David Warner stood down
as captain and vice-captain
from the Cape Town Test yesterday ? surely to be followed
by the official sack ? the game
passed a brutal judgment.
These are men who have presided
over perhaps the most revolting,
personal and sustained abuse of
opponents cricket has known. Race,
religion, sexuality ? nothing seems
off limits for some Australian players.
And yet, at the first sign of a
retort, they cry foul and attempt to
claim the moral high-ground by
insisting they don?t cross a ?line? of
their own invention. It is sanctimonious and hypocritical.
This unedifying culture has become
ingrained in the Australian dressing
room and makes them the most
loathed team in international cricket.
So
England
and
many
other
opponents are secretly enjoying the
shaming of Smith and his cohorts
over this ball-tampering scandal.
That is not to say England are
blameless. They have form them-
By JOHN
ETHERIDGE
selves ? street fights, throwing drinks
and plenty of sledging from a certain
swing bowler and others.
But the Aussies have, for years,
been on a different level. Now we
have surely reached a tipping point.
Australia must appoint a captain
who insists on hard but fair cricket,
no verbals and no cheating.
Friends of mine in Australia are
stunned. Journalists who are normally supportive of the players have
written savage articles.
The veteran broadcaster Jim Maxwell was moved almost to tears by
the conduct of his national team.
Former Aussie captain Michael
Clarke described the revelations as
?disgraceful?
while
another
excaptain Allan Border said it was ?a
bad look for Australian cricket?.
Legendary keeper-batsman Adam
Gilchrist was known as a bastion of
fair play during many Ashes battles.
He said of Saturday?s shameful
incident: ?It contaminates and allows
people to speculate on a whole lot of
things ? not just that Australian
cricket is a laughing stock but to
cast aspersions over other activities.?
It was widely described Down
Under as the most shameful incident
since Greg Chappell ordered his
brother Trevor to bowl the final ball
underarm in a one-dayer in 1981 to
stop New Zealand from hitting the
six they needed to win.
Some said it was worse because
that was actually within the laws.
A statement from the Australian
Sports Commission, which governs
sport in the country, summed up the
mood. It said: ?The ASC condemns
cheating of any form in sport.
?Given the admission by Steve
Smith, we call for him to be stood
down immediately along with anyone
else who had prior awareness of the
plan to tamper with the ball.?
Cricket
Australia
chief
James
Sutherland dispatched its head of
integrity and high performance manager to South Africa to investigate.
Their conclusion can be nothing
other than the sack for Smith,
Warner and some or all of the selfproclaimed
?leadership
group?
of
bowlers Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc
and Josh Hazlewood.
Smith said the ?leadership group?
hatched the plan for rookie batsman
Cameron Bancroft to cover a piece of
tape with grit and attempt to rough
up the ball so it reverse swung.
Lyon, Starc and Hazlewood have
privately DENIED being involved.
Head coach Darren Lehmann must
go, too. He likes to convey the image
of a jovial, beer-supping, fag-smoking
old school pro but, truth be told, he
has an ugly crimesheet. In 2003, he
was disciplined for returning to the
dressing room after being run out
against Sri Lanka and screaming:
?C***s, c***s, f*****g black c***s.?
While in 2013, he went on the radio
and
encouraged
supporters
to
verbally abuse Stuart Broad.
I tapped the name Cameron into a
search engine yesterday and Bancroft
came up above Diaz! That is how big
this story has become.
And the Aussie opener, who sucked
up to his skipper during The Ashes
while recalling his ?headbutt? encounter with Jonny Bairstow, is not
immune from criticism.
In his desire to be accepted by the
team?s hierarchy, Bancroft became the
perpetrator of the attempted tamper.
When he was rumbled, and asked
by the umpires what he had in his
pocket, Bancroft initially claimed it
was just his sunglasses bag.
Panicking
when
incriminating
pictures appeared on the giant
screen, Bancroft then shoved the tape
down his PANTS!
One of the biggest mysteries of this
whole episode is how the hell did the
Australians think it wouldn?t be
spotted by one of the 30-plus
cameras in the ground?
And why didn?t someone say NO?
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admitting Cameron Bancroft
deliberately tampered with the
ball in the Third Test defeat in
Cape Town using a piece of
tape covered with grit.
Video footage later surfaced
of Bancroft appearing to put
sugar in his pockets during the
Fifth Test win over England in
Sydney in January.
Broad, 31, said: ?I saw Steve
Smith say it was the first time
they have tried it (using
impregnated tape to tamper
with the ball).
?To me, it?s surprising ?
why would they change a
method that?s been working? If you look at The
Ashes
series
we?ve
just
played, they reverse swung
the ball in nearly all of
those matches ? sometimes in
conditions where you wouldn?t
expect the ball to reverse.
?I don?t understand why they
changed their method for this
one game. But Steve said this
is the first time they?ve tried it
and we have to believe him.?
Yet SunSport can reveal
Aussie batsman David Warner
shamelessly revealed to a
group of England players how
he scuffs the ball.
During post-Ashes drinks,
Warner admitted he uses
substances attached to the
strapping on his hand to
rough up the ball.
South Africa players even
complained to the umpires
about the strapping on
Warner?s hand during the
Second Test on March 10.
England players privately wondered whether
the Aussies were using
MORE BALL
TAMPERING?
illegal tactics during their 4-0
series defeat.
Smith admitted the balltampering in South Africa had
been orchestrated by himself
and senior players.
He and vice-captain Warner
were replaced as leaders for
the remainder of the Third
Test yesterday as the Aussies
were skittled for 107 to lose to
South Africa by 322 runs.
As well as being banned
from Friday?s final Test in
Johannesburg
by
the
ICC,
Smith was also fined his
�,000 match fee. Bancroft
was docked �500.
Cricket Australia chief James
Sutherland has launched an
investigation. The results are
expected by Friday ? with
Smith and Warner likely to
face lengthy bans.
An ill-tempered series has
seen Australia complain about
their players copping verbals.
Broad
was
targeted
by
Aussie coach Darren Lehmann
before the 2013 Ashes tour
after refusing to walk when he
edged a catch. Lehmann said:
?I hope the Australian public
give it to Broad. And I hope
he cries and goes home.?
SunSport asked Broad if he
thought
Lehmann
was
a
hypocrite. He replied: ?That?s
your word, not mine, but I
would agree with you, yes.
?From the outside, it looks
like Australia have started a
lot of fights and then moaned
when someone comes back.?
Even Aussie Prime Minister
Malcolm Turnbull raged: ?How
can our team treat cricket like
this? It beggars belief.?
TALK about karma! Ball-tampering
cheat Cameron Bancroft takes a blow
to his own middle stump while batting
against South Africa.
I think we speak for cricket fans
everywhere when we say, that?s the sort
of ball tampering these Aussies deserve.
CAUGHT OUT . . . Bancroft uses tape and then tries to hide it in his pants
PROBE . . . cricket chief Sutherland
SAGGY GREEN . . . skipper Smith
DOWNER
. . . Bancroft
and Warner
Our pride
?n joy stink
Says Aussie columnist
ROBERT CRADDOCK
THE demotions of Steve Smith and David
Warner are just the start of a savage week of
blood-letting which will leave Australian cricket
wallowing in shame.
Never has Australian cricket been as angry as it
is today.
Cricket Australia is facing a national revolt
unless they sack Smith as Test captain on a
permanent basis.
The punters have spoken and they are furious.
According to the man in the street, the Australian
cricket team stink.
Besieged leader Smith
faces another uprising
from angry senior players. While coach Darren
Lehmann is also in the
gun, with Australia set
for a major cultural
shakedown.
Smith?s
declaration
that the ball-tampering
was sanctioned by the
?leadership group? has
reportedly infuriated at
least one member of
ACTION . . . yesterday?s
that group who insists
Courier-Mail front page
he was not involved and
will firmly make that players discuss things, it
point to Smith. But the is hard to believe the
ball-tampering
affair coaches did not get a
was not a moment of whiff of it.
madness.
HISTORY
It was the culmination This is the most embarof a grubby, win-at-all- rassing
episode
since
costs culture deliberately Australia
fined
Mark
crossing the thin line Waugh
and
Shane
between
self-righteous Warne for dealing with
rule-bending
and
a Indian bookies in the
world
of
shameless, late 90s and kept it
bald-faced cheating.
secret for several years.
Having teased, taunted
But in many ways this
and demeaned opposi- is worse. This is just
tion sides for years, cold, shameless cheating.
Australia developed such THE LEADERSHIP GROUP
a shallow respect for It?s hard enough to get
the spirit of the game your head around the
that it decided a little fact that Australia?s Test
bit of cheating would captain
sanctioned
a
not go astray.
ball-tampering episode.
But this story has
But to think that four
many threads, including: of
five
players
also
CAMERON BANCROFT
thought it was worth
Some
claim
Bancroft a dice roll is extraordiwas the ?mule? in this nary.
operation, sent to do the
Where
was
vicedirty work that senior captain
Warner
to
players wouldn?t do after rescue his skipper?
Surely there had to be
they hatched the plan.
Don?t feel sorry for a voice of sanity.
him. He is not 12 years
MOOD OF THE NATION
old.
I went to a community
He knew what he was breakfast
where
a
doing, just as Pakistan?s speaker stood up and
Mohammad Amir knew said, ?Firstly, before I
what
he
was
doing say anything, I would
when
he
deliberately just like to apologise for
bowled no-balls in a the behaviour of our
Test match.
national cricket team.??
People laughed. Some
THE COACHES
If Lehmann and his shook their heads. Our
and
joy
have
staff were part of this, pride
become
a
national
they should resign.
And if they were not, embarrassment.
VETERAN journalist Robert ?Crash?
then you wonder what is a sports columnist for
on
earth
do
they Craddock
The Courier-Mail in Brisbane. He is
actually do?
also a TV contributor Down Under on
Knowing
the
way cricket and NRL.
60 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
Sun
thesun.co.uk/sport
Sport
LALLANA
LAST CALL
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ENGLAND
v ITALY
1 DAY TO GO
Fancy
a game
tomorrow,
Harry?
2 WEEKS AGO
HAMILTON . . . annoyed
Ham left
in a jam
From BEN HUNT
in Melbourne
LEWIS HAMILTON was left
seething with his team
after they blew his chance
of winning the Australian
Grand Prix.
Mercedes staff got their
sums wrong and the Brit
was leapfrogged by Sebastian Vettel?s Ferrari, which
made a pit stop during a
virtual-safety-car period.
Hamilton said: ?I wish it
was more in my hands.?
He had been told to
Turn to Page 52
By CHARLIE WYETT
ADAM LALLANA is facing a
World Cup fitness battle ?
as boss Gareth Southgate
prepares to axe THREE
other big stars from
his Russia plans.
England chief Southgate ? whose side
host Italy tomorrow
? is concerned over
the
fitness
of
Liverpool midfielder
Lallana
(left),
who
has played just 12 times
this season.
And Southgate is set to
ignore
Arsenal?s
injuryjinxed
Jack
Wilshere,
Chelsea?s Gary Cahill and
Manchester United centrehalf Chris Smalling, as
he looks towards naming his 23-man squad.
Lallana, 29, failed to
train with the Three
Turn to Page 56
WENGER . . . under fire
SCARE . . . Kane?s ankle in protective boot
By CHARLIE WYETT
HARRY KANE gives Gareth Southgate
a boot-iful surprise as he makes a
strong recovery from his ankle KO.
The England and Spurs striker
was pictured without his protective
boot for the first time yesterday
since injuring ligaments against
Bournemouth two weeks ago.
Southgate?s Lions were at Spurs?
training HQ ahead of tomorrow?s
Italy friendly ? with Kane on track
for a Tottenham return next month.
YESTERDAY
Arsene?s
age rage
By OSCAR PAUL
ARSENE
WENGER
has
accused Arsenal fans of
being AGEIST against him.
A growing number of
supporters are calling for
the Gunners boss, 68, to
quit this summer.
Arsenal are sixth in the
table and must now win
the Europa League to
salvage a woeful season.
But Wenger claims fans
only think he is past it
because of his age.
He said: ?The older you
get, the more it becomes
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BALL-TAMPERING SENSATION
HYPOCRITES
Broad questions
Oz over Ashes
From JOHN ETHERIDGE
STUART BROAD has questioned
whether Australia CHEATED during
The Ashes.
The England bowler (left) labelled the
Aussies hypocrites following the balltampering scandal in South Africa.
Shamed Oz skipper Steve Smith (far
left) was handed a one-Test ban after
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JACK BUTLAND has seen the
England keepers raising their
games in the race to be Gareth really well against Holland and it?s
motivation for us all.
Southgate?s World Cup No 1.
?It?s a good environment to work
And the Stoke star reckons the
uncertainty over who starts the opener
against Tunisia is a GOOD thing.
After Jordan Pickford kept a clean
sheet against Holland on Friday,
Butland is set to win his seventh
cap at home to Italy tomorrow.
Joe Hart looks certain to claim the
third spot, even though Burnley?s
Nick Pope and his fit-again clubmate
Tom Heaton are also in the frame.
Butland, 25, said: ?It?s good isn?t it,
having competition? I enjoy it.
?You see the way we?re all competing against each other. Jordan played
in and we?re all pushing each other.
?There are always times when things
change, when someone retires or injuries. There are always opportunities.
?It?s probably a four or five-horse
race still. There?s a chance for people
to show what they?re about in all
positions ? and none more so than
the goalkeepers.
?It?s a positive situation to be in. If
you watch any of our training or see
online what we do, I think you can
see the standard and the fun we
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GREEN JERSEY
From Page 1
have during training. It?s a great group
and we back each other. Whoever has
been in the team, everyone has always
supported them.
?Ultimately that?s how you become a
winning team and become successful.
?It?s not by turning your head at
people or being a bad egg, that doesn?t
work for anyone.
?We all get on, we push each other
and ultimately you get performances
and improvement out of that.
?Training between all of us is
extremely intense, it?s strong competition and club-wise, it?s been like that
as well. It?s a great position to be in.
?It?s a position we?re all trying to take
for ourselves but ultimately the manager
will make his decision when he?s ready.
?Until that time and even beyond
that time, we?ll all be battling to show
who is the best.?
Despite the uncertainty at the back,
which has followed Hart?s problems at
West Ham, England?s defensive record
is pretty good.
Butland added: ?Holland was our 11th
clean sheet in 16 games so that?s a
record we?re really proud of and
SPRINT STARS . . . Three Lions
defenders Kyle Walker (left) and
John Stones at training yesterday
something that we intend to keep going.
There are always things to improve on,
we?re always trying to get better.?
Butland admits, though, that he has
been frustrated by his lack of games
for the Three Lions.
For his debut, he was given 45
minutes in a friendly against Italy in
Switzerland in 2012 and has been
unable to make any real impact since.
Butland was not helped when he
missed 13 months with an ankle injury
sustained against Germany in 2016.
He added: ?Six years ago, I was the
youngest keeper to play for England
and all of that.
?It was my first cap, an incredible
moment and I envisaged playing a lot
more between then and now.
?I had a hell of a long time out from
an injury which shouldn?t have kept me
out for that long.
?I?ve had to deal with fears of not
playing again, I?m a bigger man for it
and I will be better for it in the future.
?I would have liked to have played
more but injuries are part and parcel
of football.
?And you?ve got to shoulder it, got to
take it on and get on with it.?
STONES
Capello fatigue fear
FABIO CAPELLO always
claimed England?s players
were ?exhausted? ahead
of major championships.
The former
boss
thought
matches and
winter break
why the team
Three Lions
too
many
a lack of a
were reasons
flopped.
Yet if England stink the place
out in Russia this summer then
tiredness after a long season
should not be a good excuse.
Defender John Stones is just
one of a number of players who
will head to the World Cup
without being flogged to death in
the Premier League.
Stones, 23, spent weeks on the
sidelines after picking up a
hamstring injury in November
and since then has played just
four times in the league. As Pep
By CHARLIE WYETT
Guardiola?s side sleepwalk their
way to the title, Stones may have
to settle for taking part in only a
handful of matches.
A lack of sharpness is the
obvious downside to not featuring
regularly, yet Stones delivered
one of his best England performances in the 1-0 away win over
Holland on Friday night.
He said: ?Yes, it?s been difficult.
Every player wants to play week
in, week out.
?But I?ve had games here and
there, I?ve been fighting and
that?s all you can do. Train hard,
keep working hard and when
your chance comes, you?ve got to
take it and that?s what I?ve done.
I have stayed positive.
?I?ve had the players? backing
and the manager?s backing. It?s
one of those things where the
team?s winning and playing well,
and you can?t get back in just
like that.
?I?ve got to keep working hard
and that?s what I?ve been doing.
Still learning while I?m on the
sidelines, that?s a massive thing.
?You can?t switch off and when
your chance comes you?re ready
to take it.
?I?ve got to do my job at City
and, as I said, I?ve got to take
my chance when it comes.?
Gareth Southgate?s men take
on Italy in their next friendly
tomorrow evening at Wembley.
Stones
added:
?Gareth
is
watching so much football. He?s
picked me this time and I?ve just
got to take my chance when I
get out on the pitch.
?Hopefully again on Tuesday
we can go again.
?Not playing did not affect me
against Holland. I was enjoying
1GG
27
JOHN STONES has played 27 games in all comps this season.
Only five of the current 27-man England squad have appeared
in fewer games this term: Lewis Cook (26), James Tarkowski
(25), Joe Hart (19), Danny Rose (13) and Adam Lallana (12).
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
9
in association with
ENGLAND have conceded just nine goals
when John Stones has been on the pitch
in his 23 caps since his debut against
Peru at Wembley in 2014.
CASE FOR
THE DEFENCE
ENGLAND have kept clean sheet
in each of the last five games
s
John Stones has appeared.
The last time a Three Lions
side conceded with Stones
in
the side was v France last June.
Here are the minutes playe
d
by defenders during these
five
games with the Man City man
at the top.
STONES? LAST FIVE
GAMES FOR ENGL
AND
Oct 5
2017
Nov 14
Slovenia (h) W 2-0
Lithuania (a) W 1-0
Germany (h) D 0-0
Brazil (h)
D 0-0
Mar 23
Holland (a)
Oct 8
Nov 10
2018
W 1-0
ENGLAND DEFEND
ERS
RECORDS IN FIVE
GAMES ABOVE
s
Min d
e
hes sses
play Touc
Pa
John Stones
450 402
356
Harry Maguire 349 284
248
Kyle Walker
288 227
169
Kieran Trippier 252 248
167
Ryan Bertrand 189
138
Joe Gomez
93
109
82
165
Michael Keane 95
Gary Cahill
90
Phil Jones
25
Eric Dier
79
69
84
79
18
16
1
0
IS A ROCK
1
is not an issue for John
my football and I?ve said it many
times ? when you are enjoying it,
you have nothing to worry about.
?You play your football and I
was glad to be out there. I felt
sharp and back to myself and I
want to build on that.?
Asked whether this had been
his toughest spell, Stones, an
unused substitute in the Carabao
Cup final win over Arsenal,
added: ?Yes, it?s been tough, but
I?ve also got my first medal so I
can?t complain.?
Stones admitted England were
sloppy at times in Amsterdam
but he was not surprised clubmate Kyle Walker delivered an
impressive performance on the
right-hand side of the back three.
Southgate (right) only made the
switch
late
in
training
on
Thursday, much to the players?
surprise, but it certainly worked.
Stones said: ?I think you?ve
seen our full-backs at City come
inside, so Kyle is used to it.
?He played liked he?d played
there for years. Credit to Kyle,
he?s got all the attributes. He had
an unbelievable game again.
?I think we try to bring all the
attributes and what we learn
under Pep Guardiola into the
England squad and are open to
learn from Gareth as well.
?It stands us in good stead. We
work hard on the training pitch
under Pep. We learn a lot of
things, different styles of play,
how to play against different
formations.
?I think it gives you that head
start coming into England and
we can share our ideas as well.?
England entertain Luigi Di
Biagio?s side, looking for a sixth
successive clean sheet, which is
remarkable
when
you
think
about the quality of players at
Southgate?s
disposal.
Stones,
capped 23 times, said ?We were
sloppy at times and know we can
be a lot better in those positions.
?That?s a good thing. We?ve got
something to improve on for the
game on Tuesday.
?We could have scored a few
more but a 1-0 win and clean
sheet away against Holland is a
massive result for us.
?Being
so
comfortable
in
another formation is also another
string to our bow.
?I?ve played 4-4-2 quite a lot
with England so to adapt to
three at the back with different
players is very encouraging.
?Going forward we need to
build on it and look at all
options, really.
?For the past five games
we?ve had five clean sheets so
it?s very positive.?
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WEEK AHEAD
(7.45 unless stated)
(3.0 unless stated)
GOOD FRIDAY
TODAY
INTERNATIONALS
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Albania v Norway.........................6.0
Bulgaria v Kazakhstan ................ 5.0
China v Czech Republic........8.35am
Finland v Malta.............................5.0
Portugal v Holland.....................7.30
Wales v Uruguay.................12.35am
Barnsley v Bristol City ......................
Brentford v Sheff Utd ......................
Cardiff v Burton Albion....................
Derby v Sunderland...................7.45
Leeds v Bolton ...................................
Middlesbrough v Wolves.......... 5.30
Millwall v Nottm Forest ............. 1.0
Norwich v Fulham .............................
Reading v QPR ........................... 5.30
Sheff Wed v Preston.........................
EUROPEAN U-21 CH?SHIP
QUALIFYING: GROUP 2
Northern Ireland v Iceland ...... 7.30
OTHER: Group 6 - Belgium v Hungary (7.0).
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Bradford P A v AFC Telford.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Wealdstone v Eastbourne Borough.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Kingstonian v Worthing,
Wingate & Finchley v Billericay.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Stourbridge v Workington.
TOMORROW
INTERNATIONALS
Belgium v Saudi Arabia.....................
Denmark v Chile.......................... 7.0
England v Italy ............................ 8.0
Germany v Brazil ...............................
Hungary v Scotland .................... 7.0
Montenegro v Turkey .............. 6.10
Poland v South Korea .......................
Romania v Sweden ................... 7.30
Russia v France ......................... 4.50
Spain v Argentina..................... 8.30
EUROPEAN U-21 CH?SHIP
QUALIFYING: GROUP 4
Andorra v Holland....................... 5.0
England v Ukraine....................... 6.0
GROUP 5
Israel v Norway ......................... 5.45
Kosovo v Germany.................... 5.45
Rep of Ireland v Azerbaijan..... 7.30
OTHERS: Group 1 - Croatia v Moldova
(3.30), Greece v Czech Rep (2.0). Group 2 - Slovakia v Albania (4.20), Spain v Estonia (6.30).
Group 3 - Georgia v Denmark (1.0), Poland v
Lithuania (5.0). Group 6 - Cyprus v Sweden
(1.0), Turkey v Malta (2.0). Group 7 - Austria v
FYR Macedonia (5.0), Gibraltar v Russia (7.0).
Group 8 - Liechtenstein v Bosnia-Herzegovina
(5.0), Switzerland v Portugal (4.0). Group 9 Bulgaria v Slovenia (4.30), Kazakhstan v Luxembourg (1.0), Montenegro v France (8.05).
EUROPEAN UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIP
QUALIFYING: Elite Round: Group 2 England v FYR Macedonia (1.0).
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Inverness
CT v Dundee Utd, St Mirren v Dumbarton.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Albion v
Arbroath, Raith v East Fife.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Berwick v
Elgin, Cowdenbeath v Clyde, Stirling v
Edinburgh City.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Eastleigh v Dover, Hartlepool v Bromley, Macclesfield v Gateshead.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Alfreton Town v Kidderminster, Brackley v Boston Utd, Harrogate Town v Spennymoor Town,
Salford City v Blyth Spartans, York v Southport.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Concord Rangers v East Thurrock, Hemel
Hempstead v Bath City, Weston-S-Mare v Braintree Town.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Kettering v Dorchester, King?s Lynn Town v Basingstoke, St Ives Town v Royston Town, Stratford Town v Hitchin, Tiverton v Frome Town.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Dorking Wanderers v
Leatherhead, Folkestone Invicta v Lowestoft
Town, Merstham v Burgess Hill Town, Met
Police v Needham Market, Staines Town v
Brightlingsea Regent.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Altrincham v Shaw Lane, Barwell v Stafford
Rangers, Marine v Nantwich Town, Rushall
Olympic v Ashton Utd, Stalybridge v Grantham,
Warrington Town v Workington, Whitby v
Mickleover Sports, Witton Albion v Halesowen.
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
AFC Wimbledon v Fleetwood...........
Blackpool v Doncaster......................
Bristol Rovers v Bury ........................
Northampton v Charlton .................
Oxford Utd v Scunthorpe ...... 12.45
Plymouth v Southend.......................
Rochdale v Shrewsbury....................
Rotherham v Peterborough............
Wigan v Oldham .......................... 1.0
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
Barnet v Crewe..................................
Cambridge Utd v Crawley ................
Cheltenham v Carlisle.......................
Colchester v Luton............................
Grimsby v Stevenage........................
Lincoln City v Exeter.........................
Mansfield v Accrington....................
Newport County v Coventry ...........
Notts County v Wycombe ................
Port Vale v Chesterfield...................
Swindon v Morecambe.....................
Yeovil v Forest Green .......................
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE AFC Fylde v FC Halifax, Boreham Wood v Barrow,
Bromley v Wrexham, Chester FC v Torquay,
Dover v Tranmere, Eastleigh v Ebbsfleet Utd,
Gateshead v Dag & Red, Guiseley v Leyton Orient, Maidenhead Utd v Sutton Utd, Maidstone
Utd v Hartlepool, Solihull Moors v Aldershot,
Woking v Macclesfield.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Alfreton Town v Nuneaton, Boston Utd v Kidderminster, Brackley v Harrogate Town, Bradford PA v Stockport County, Gainsborough v
Spennymoor Town, Salford City v Curzon Ashton, Tamworth v North Ferriby Utd.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Bognor Regis Town v Chelmsford, Braintree
Town v Oxford City, Concord Rangers v Hungerford Town, Dartford v Hampton & Richmond,
Havant & Waterlooville v Weston-S-Mare,
Poole Town v Whitehawk, Truro City v
Hemel Hempstead, Welling v Bath City.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Dunstable v Slough (7.45).
BOSTIK PREMIER - Burgess Hill Town v Wingate & Finchley, Dulwich v Dorking Wanderers,
Tonbridge Angels v Harlow.
JD WELSH PREMIER - Cefn Druids v Bala
Town (7.45).
SATURDAY
PREMIER LEAGUE
Brighton v Leicester .........................
Crystal Palace v Liverpool ..... 12.30
Everton v Man City ................... 5.30
Man Utd v Swansea...........................
Newcastle v Huddersfield................
Watford v Bournemouth .................
West Brom v Burnley ........................
West Ham v Southampton ...............
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Birmingham v Ipswich ......................
Hull v Aston Villa....................... 5.30
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - St Johnstone
v Hamilton.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Billericay v Harrow
Borough.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Matlock Town v Stourbridge.
Walsall v Portsmouth .......................
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Aberdeen v
St Johnstone, Celtic v Ross County, Hibernian v
Partick, Kilmarnock v Hamilton, Motherwell v
Rangers (12.30).
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Dumbarton v Livingston, Dunfermline v Queen of
South, Falkirk v Brechin, Inverness CT v St
Mirren, Morton v Dundee Utd.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Alloa v
Arbroath, East Fife v Ayr, Queen?s Park v Airdrieonians, Raith v Albion, Stranraer v Forfar.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Annan Athletic v Berwick, Cowdenbeath v Stenhousemuir,
Elgin v Stirling, Montrose v Edinburgh City,
Peterhead v Clyde.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Blyth Spartans v AFC Telford, Darlington v
Southport, Leamington v FC United of Manchester, York v Chorley.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Chippenham v Eastbourne Borough, Gloucester
v St Albans, Wealdstone v East Thurrock.
THURSDAY
EASTER SUNDAY
WEDNESDAY
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
Blackburn v Bradford .......................
Gillingham v MK Dons........................
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER - Shaw
Lane v Sutton Coldfield Town.
PREMIER LEAGUE
Arsenal v Stoke......................... 1.30
Chelsea v Tottenham ................. 4.0
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Dundee v
Hearts (12.30).
3
4 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
2GG
GOALS League One
Scunthorpe...........................1
Rochdale...............................1
STEVE COTTERILL is leading the race to
take over at Scunny, who sacked Graham
Alexander late on Saturday night.
Despite his side sitting fifth, an eighth
game without a win ended Alexander?s
two-year reign at Glanford Park.
Cotterill, axed himself only this month
by Birmingham, is among the favourites
to get Iron?s promotion bid back on track.
Whoever gets the job will inherit a
side struggling to create much and one
that was booed off by their fans.
Desperate Dale, who are five points
adrift of safety, led after 20 minutes
when Callum Camps fired in.
Ivan Toney headed the hosts level but,
despite a frantic final 20 minutes,
neither side could find a winner.
Dale gaffer Keith Hill said: ?I don?t look
at the position we?re in, I look at the
form we?re in. I?m really pleased about
that going into the last ten games.?
How they stand
P W
Shrewsbury........38 23
Wigan..................36 23
D
9
8
L F A Pts
6 51 28 78
5 68 23 77
Blackburn ...........37
Rotherham.........38
Scunthorpe ........ 39
Peterborough....38
22 10 5 70 35
20 5 13 63 45
15 14 10 56 47
15 12 11 60 48
76
65
59
57
Plymouth............38
Portsmouth........38
Charlton..............37
Bradford .............37
Bristol Rovers.....38
Southend............38
Gillingham...........37
Blackpool............38
Doncaster...........37
Oxford Utd..........37
Fleetwood Tn.....38
Walsall.................38
AFC Wimbledon..38
Oldham................36
16
17
15
16
15
13
12
11
11
12
12
11
11
10
9
4
10
5
6
11
13
14
13
9
9
11
9
10
13
17
12
16
17
14
12
13
13
16
17
16
18
16
47
48
46
49
54
45
42
44
45
52
50
47
37
50
47
47
46
54
57
55
41
48
44
57
57
57
49
62
57
55
55
53
51
50
49
47
46
45
45
44
42
40
Northampton.....39 10 10 19 36
MK Dons .............. 38 9 12 17 37
Rochdale.............36 7 14 15 35
Bury.....................38 7 9 22 31
63
51
45
57
40
39
35
30
19
Smacked in the...
BOAT
RACE
Red for mad Mow
STRIKER Brett Pitman has scored 19
goals for Portsmouth this season in
all competitions ? 14 of them at
Fratton Park (74 per cent).
By MIKE DONOVAN
KARL ROBINSON had a
baptism
of
fire
as
Oxford boss and insisted
ref Charles Breakspear
?cost us the game?.
Two goals from Brett Pitman ? his 18th and 19th of
the season ? and an opener
from Kal Naismith gave
Pompey their first home
league win of 2018 to move
two points off the play-offs.
But Robinson was left fuming
as
midfielder
Alex
Mowatt
missed a penalty and then saw
red for lashing out as he was
?goaded? by Portsmouth midfielder Nathan Thompson.
Robinson said: ?I?m angry, the
referee has cost us the game.
?Thompson has run 20 yards
to stand in Alex?s face and goad
him ? I?ve not seen that for a
long, long time.
?That is a booking and he had
already been booked in the first
half for a terrible foul.
?Maybe some of our players
need to have that little bit of a
cheating mentality at times.
?My players are honest, fair,
they play like a very well controlled team and play within the
letter of the law.
?I?ll speak to his
agent, I?ve got his
number, I?ll tell
Portsmouth................3
Oxford United............0
him as well, what he did on a
football field is not acceptable.
?If my players did that I?d be
very
disappointed
and
they
would be reprimanded.
?Alex Mowatt was in tears in
the dressing room. It was a poor
reaction
from
him ? he has
been told.?
Mowatt said: PORTSMOUTH
?I
lost
my
head.
48%..............Possee
?That
was 6/6........Shots on/o
o
probably
the 5................Blocked
d
worst 60 sec6.....................Corn
n
onds I?ve had
o
14 ............ Fouls co
in football.
e
?I don?t think 3/0 ..........Yellow/re
he should be in
my face but I
reacted stupidly ? I pushed him
and you can?t raise your hands.
?I?d missed a penalty so I was
already angry with myself.?
Robinson left a promotion
chase to join a relegation fight
when he resigned as
Charlton manager
after 16 months
to take over
Oxford
on
Thursday.
Naismith
put
Pompey
in
front
after
just
MATCH
SPOT OF BOTHER
. . . Mowatt fires his
penalty against post
Team of the weekend
LUMLEY
(Blackpool)
DUNKLEY
(Wigan)
WARD
(MK Dons)
SADLER
(Shrewsbury)
DEMPSEY
(Fleetwood)
FOSU
(Charlton)
MADDISON
(Peterborough)
FRATTON SPARK . . .
Mowatt and Pompey
keeper McGee square
up in the melee
CAMPS
(Rochdale)
POLEON
(Bradford)
COX
(Southend)
PITMAN
(Portsmouth)
Peterborough.......................1
Bristol Rovers.......................1
JOE PARTINGTON is a fully paid-up
member of the Tony Craig fan club.
His deadline-day arrival from Millwall
has had a galvanising effect on Rovers?
defence ? on and off the pitch.
Fellow defender Partington said: ?Tony
is a big player for us. He has plenty of
experience that all the guys appreciate.
?When he says things in the changing
room, everyone listens.?
Craig, 32, has made nearly 500
appearances, mainly for Millwall and
Brentford, but grabbed only the tenth
goal of his career to open the scoring.
His previous goal was against Rovers
on the final day of last season to take
the Lions to the play-offs.
Danny Lloyd?s leveller helped Posh
yo-yo back into the top six. He said:
?We?ve a knack of getting into the playoff places and dropping out again. But
it only matters on the final day.?
IN YER FACE
. . . Thompson
laughs at miss
TAKE THAT . . .
Mowatt hits out
Lee?s Page-turner
Charlton...........2 Plymouth...........0
LEE BOWYER says he is quickly learning
the limitations of being a manager.
But the Valley cult hero believes he can
lead Charlton into the play-offs.
Bowyer (left) got off to a fine start with goals
from Lewis Page and Michal Zyro as he switched
to a diamond formation.
The new Addicks boss, 41, joked: ?If I quit
now, I?ll have a 100 per cent record.
?I?m in charge now and I can do it my way.
But the difference is that I am not in control on
the pitch like I was as a player.
?It was one of our best performances of the
season. We?ve got nine games to go and it?s in
our hands. I?m a very positive person and I
believe we will get in the play-offs.?
Plymouth boss Derek Adams said: ?We didn?t
even look like we were going to score. We
weren?t good enough.?
Bradford........................1
Gillingham...................0
COLIN DOYLE defied jet-lag after
a 2,400-mile trip to help Bradford
end their 11-match winless run.
The keeper, 32, played for the
Republic of Ireland in Turkey on
Friday, arriving home Saturday.
Doyle was struggling near the
end as City held on after Dominic
Poleon?s fine second-half strike.
He said: ?My legs had seized
up and I couldn?t really move.
?We didn?t leave Turkey until
1.30 on Saturday morning, then
we stopped at Zagreb to refuel.
?Overall, I had about two
hours? sleep after sitting on a
plane for around seven hours.?
Gillingham boss Steve Lovell
said: ?We?re all disappointed.?
Cod Army salute
Fleetwood.....2 Northampton.....0
FLEETWOOD skipper Nathan Pond dedicated a
vital three points to club stalwart Ted Lowery as
they ended a dismal home hoodoo.
Vice-president Lowery, with the club since
1978, died aged 87 on Friday after a short illness.
Pond, who with chairman Andy Pilley laid a
wreath before kick-off, said: ?It?s very sad news
? all the lads are gutted.
?Ted was at the training ground every day so
we used to see him, have a chat and a laugh
with him.?
Kyle Dempsey?s first goal of the season, plus a
late Cian Bolger effort moved the Cod Army five
points clear of Northampton and the drop zone.
Cobblers defender Joe Bunney said: ?It is disappointing. We couldn?t get going in the first half.
?Second half, I felt like we came out and
dominated for half an hour but we have to take
our chances and score when we are on top.?
2GG
STAT
ATTACK
five minutes. A Connor Ronan
corner from the left was headed
back into the mix and Naismith
prodded home.
James Henry hit the bar and
Malachi Napa, on his first start,
went close for Oxford.
The visitors played with verve
and creativity but squandered a
golden
chance
to
grab
a
deserved equaliser from the spot
on 61 minutes. There seemed to
be no appeal
from the visitors
but Breakspear
pointed to the
OXFORD spot, with Rob
Dickie
underession..............52%
e
to have
o target ........4/5 stood
off
had his shirt
d shots ................2 pulled by Matt
ners.....................9
n
Clarke.
But
o
onceded
............ 13 despite sending
keeper
McGee
e cards ..........3/1
ed
the wrong way,
Mowatt saw his
kick come back off a post.
Thompson wasted no time in
charging back to celebrate the
miss right in front of Mowatt?s
face.
And a melee ensued in which
Mowatt lashed out at Thompson,
who swiftly hit the deck.
Whether
the
contact
was
really enough to floor the
ex-Swindon player is up
for debate ? but after
consulting his assistants,
Brakespear
sent
Mowatt
packing as well
STATS
as booking McGee for his part
in the pushing and shoving.
Pompey doubled their lead
through Pitman on 69 minutes.
Sub
Gareth
Evans
found
Jamal Lowe, whose cross was
slammed into the roof of the net
by Pitman from close in.
And it was the same again ten
minutes from time as Pitman
converted another Lowe ball
after the winger recovered his
footing after being denied a goal
himself by a last-ditch tackle.
It gained full revenge for the
reverse fixture, which Oxford
won 3-0 in August.
Pompey boss Kenny Jackett
had to miss the game for
personal reasons.
But his No 2 Joe Gallen said:
?The penalty and sending-off
was a massive game-changer as
Oxford had come back well.
?We were relieved the ball
bounced out from the penalty.
?It was the stroke of luck
we?ve deserved and this was a
huge result at a vital time.
?The atmosphere was brilliant.
All the supporters want is a
team they can believe in and
our fans are second to none.
?It had been a bit flat recently
but not today. The fans sensed a
momentum
change
and
got
behind us.
?And Brett was fantastic. He?s
a real handful and hungry
for goals. It?s great
to have him back
after injury.?
TOP SCORERS
League goals
Marriott (Peterborough) .................... 23
Pitman (Portsmouth) .......................... 18
Dack (Blackburn)..................................16
Oztumer (Walsall).................................15
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
17 1.7
AVERAGE
PER GAME
GOALS
SCORED
in association with
2
35
Naismith 5
Pitman 69, 79
PORTSMOUTH: McGee 7, Walkes 6, Whatmough 6, Clarke 6, Donohue
6, Thompson 7 (May 6), Close 6, Naismith 6, Ronan 6 (Evans 6), Lowe
7, Pitman 8. Subs not used: Burgess, Kennedy, Chaplin, Bass,
Haunstrup. Booked: Thompson, Naismith, McGee.
OXFORD UTD: Eastwood 6, Kane 6, Mousinho 6, Dickie 6, SmithBrown 5 (Ricardinho 6), Ledson 7, Mowatt 6, Henry 7 (Mehmeti 6),
Napa 6 (Rothwell 6), Brannagan 6, Thomas 6. Subs not used: Martin,
Shearer, Ruffels, Ashby. Sent Off: Mowatt (62). Booked: Ledson,
Dickie, Brannagan.
DID boss Karl Robinson
make the grade on
his first day?
made
ROBINSON
one change, with
Malachi Napa in for injured striker
Jonathan Obika, and his selections
ensured a performance which
made the grade despite the result.
army of
OXFORD?S
1,050 fans gave
him a warm reception and their
team top marks for effort but
when Mowatt missed a pen and
saw red, there were bowed heads.
IT was a tough
examination
for
Robinson but his midfield diamond
in a 4-4-2 set-up gave his side a
fluid look which deserved a better
fate than the one-sided scoreline.
!
THE new man is
likely
to
show
patience with the players and the
system he has put in but his team
need to play more early balls and
shoot on sight more often.
Att: 17,892
TOP GUY . . . Payne gets hug for his goal
It?s all gain
for Payne
Shrewsbury.....................1
Wimbledon.....................0
STEFAN PAYNE marked his first
league start this year by hitting the
only goal as Shrewsbury stormed
back to the top of League One.
The striker drilled home in the
second half and said: ?To come
back into the side and score the
winner ? it?s a great feeling.
?I?ve been on the bench a good
few weeks and I?ve waited for my
chance. That has come now and
hopefully I?m taking it.?
Shrews are a point clear of Wigan
at the top despite having midfielder
Bryn Morris sent off late on for a
second yellow card.
Wimbledon?s Liam Trotter and Lyle
Taylor both forced decent saves
from keeper Craig MacGillivray.
The Londoners sit just two points
clear of the relegation zone but
boss Neal Ardley is staying positive.
He said: ?I believe we can stay
above that line anyway and I believe
we?ve got the players in there.
?We?ve just got to stay mentally
and physically strong.?
OFF YOU GO . . .
Mowatt gets his
marching orders
Poleon 48
Att: 19,654
BRADFORD: Doyle 6, Kilgallon 7, Gilliead 7, Law 6 (Devine 5, Warnock
7, McMahon 6, McCartan 6 (Brunker 6), Vincelot 6, Guy 6, Poleon
8 (Patrick 5), Knight-Percival 6. Subs not used: Dieng, Taylor, Raeder,
Grodowski. Booked: Warnock, Brunker, Devine.
GILLINGHAM: Holy 6, O?Neill 6, Garmston 7, Ehmer 7, Zakuani 6,
Wagstaff 6, Hessenthaler 6 (Nash 5), Martin 7, Reilly 6 (Ogilvie 6),
Wilkinson 6, Byrne 6 (Eaves 6). Subs not used: Nugent, Hadler,
Nasseri, Moussa. Booked: Zakuani.
Att: 5,207
Powell 26
Dunkley 50
BURY: Ripley 6, Cooney 6, Cameron 6, Clarke 6, Leigh 6, O?Shea 6
(Hanson 4), Danns 7, Dawson 6 (Styles 5), Mayor 5 (Maguire 4),
Bunn 6, Miller 6. Subs not used: Murphy, Thompson, Dai, Ince.
Booked: Maguire.
WIGAN: Walton 7, Byrne 6, Dunkley 7, Burn 6, Elder 6, Power 7,
Fulton 7 (Roberts 5), Colclough 6 (Massey 5), Powell 8 (Perkins 5),
Jacobs 8, Vaughan 6. Subs not used: Grigg, Cole, Bruce, Jones.
Booked: Powell.
Page 3
Zyro 17
Att: 13,989
CHARLTON: Amos 7, Dijksteel 7, Bauer 7, Pearce 7, Page 7 (Sarr 6),
Aribo 7, Forster-Caskey 7, Zyro 7, Reeves 7 (Maloney 6), Fosu 8,
Ajose 7 (Marshall 6). Subs not used: KaiKai, Phillips, Lennon, Umerah.
Booked: Bauer, Reeves.
PLYMOUTH: Matthews 6, Threlkeld 6, Vyner 6, Songo?o 6 (Fletcher 6),
Sawyer 7, Makasi 6, Fox 6 (Paton 6), Ness 6, Carey 7, Taylor 6,
Lameiras 6 (Taylor-Sinclair 6). Subs not used: Ainsworth, Grant,
Letheren, Sangster. Booked: Paton.
Dempsey 18
Bolger 83
Att: 3,049
FLEETWOOD: Cairns 6, Bolger 7, Pond 7, Eastham 6, Coyle 7,
Dempsey 8, Diagouraga 7, Sowerby 6 (Glendon 6), Hunter 7,
Madden 7 (Hiwula 7), McAleny 6 (Grant 7). Subs not used: Neal,
Burns, Jones, Biggins. Booked: Sowerby.
NORTHAMPTON: O?Donnell 7, Moloney 6, Taylor 6, Turnbull 6, Facey
6, S McWilliams 6 (Ariyibi 6), Pereira 6, Grimes 6, Bunney 6, Van Veen
6 (Long 6), Mathis 5 (Luckassen 6). Subs not used: Cornell, Barnett,
Foley, Hoskins. Booked: Luckassen.
Att: 8,094
MK DONS: Nicholls 6, Ebanks-Landell 6 (Muirhead 7), Ward 8,
Wootton 5, B Williams 6, Upson 6, Cisse 7 (Thomas-Asante 6),
Lewington 7, Pawlett 6, Agard 6 (Ugbo 6), Aneke 7. Subs not used:
Sietsma, McGrandles, Jackson, Reo-Coker. Booked: Pawlett, Aneke.
BLACKPOOL: Lumley 8, Turton 6, Robertson 6, Tilt 6, Daniel 7, Ryan
7, Spearing 6, Philliskirk 6 (Longstaff 7), Delfouneso 6, SolomonOtabor 7, Vassell 7 (Agyei 6). Subs not used: Williams, Aimson,
D?Almeida, Gnanduillet, Cooke. Booked: Tilt, Ryan.
Lloyd 59
SUNDERLAND boss Chris Coleman
was at New Meadow with Dave
Edwards, midfielder of fellow
Championship strugglers Reading.
Perhaps they were discussing
which of them would be swapping
divisions with Shrews this summer?
Bury................................0
Wigan.............................2
CHE DUNKLEY is over one
Wembley disappointment ? and
does NOT want to face another.
Wigan missed out on an FA Cup
semi after losing to Southampton
on March 18.
But
Dunkley?s
50th-minute
header and a cool finish from
Nick Powell on 26 minutes sealed
victory against rock-bottom Bury.
It kept Latics on course for
automatic promotion with no need
for the play-offs and Wembley.
Dunkley (right) said: ?We were
unhappy to go out, we wanted to
get to Wembley. But the league
and promotion is our main aim.?
MK Dons......................0
Blackpool....................0
DEAN LEWINGTON was the
least surprised player when his
20-yard late ?goal? was ruled out.
The Dons skipper revealed:
?The ref blew the final whistle
two or three seconds before and
I knew that when I hit it!?
MK hoped for a third straight
win in their relegation fight.
Lewington said: ?We?ve targeted maximum points at home
so we?re disappointed with one.
?But the bigger picture is it?s a
clean sheet and another point.?
The Dons were denied the win
that would have taken them out
of the drop zone by Blackpool?s
on-loan QPR keeper Joe Lumley.
He said: ?We can do better
than that but we?ll take a point.?
It?s a Chris ?n tell
Southend........2 Rotherham........0
CHRIS POWELL has revealed the trick to helping
Simon Cox end his scoring drought ? lots of
hugs and kisses.
The ex-Republic of Ireland striker?s last goal was
against Charlton on Boxing Day, 12 games ago.
Cox hit a late second to cut down high-fliers
Rotherham ? after creating the seventh-minute
opener for Stephen McLaughlin.
Blues boss Powell said: ?It?s been a tough time
but I?ve got faith in him.
?I?ve spoken to him and I was hugging him yesterday. You can talk all you want but I wanted to
show him a bit of love, not too much though!?
Cox, 30, said: ?I have to thank the boss for
believing in me and still selecting me.?
Millers boss Paul Warne moaned: ?It wasn?t a
pitch to play football on and I think they just
played the conditions better than us.?
Craig 55
Att: 5,953
PETERBOROUGH: O?Malley 6, Shephard 6, Tafazolli 5 (Freestone 4),
Taylor 6, Hughes 6, Forrester 5, Grant 6, Maddison 8, Morias 6
(Bogle 5), Marriott 7, Lloyd 7 (Cooper 5). Subs not used: Bond, Ward,
Doughty, Anderson. Booked: Grant, Hughes.
BRISTOL ROVERS: Slocombe 6, J Clarke 6, Broadbent 6,
Craig 7, Partington 6, Sercombe 6 (Nichols 5), O Clarke 6, Lines 7, Bola
5 (Gaffney 6), Bennett 6 (Mensah 5), Harrison 6. Subs not used:
Telford, Smith, Russe, Hargreaves. Booked: Bola, O Clarke.
Toney 51
Camps 20
Att: 3,789
SCUNTHORPE: Gilks 6, Bishop 5 (Clarke 6), Burgess 6, McArdle 6,
Wallace 6, Holmes 6, Yates 5 (Townsend 5), Ojo 5, Morris 6, Hopper
6, Toney 6. Subs not used: Crofts, Adelakun, Goode, McGeehan,
Watson. Booked: Ojo.
ROCHDALE: Lillis 6, Rafferty 6, McGahey 5, McNulty 6, Hart 5 (Ntlhe
6), Done 5, Henderson 6, Rathbone 6 (Wiseman 6), Camps 7,
Inman 6 (Humphrys 5), Andrew 5. Subs not used: Davies, Moore,
Knott, Kitching. Booked: Rathbone, Hart, Andrew.
Payne 54
Att: 6,456
SHREWSBURY: MacGillivray 7, Hendrie 7, Nsiala 7, Sadler 8,
Beckles 7, Whalley 6 (Thomas 5), B Morris 6, Nolan 6, Rodman 7, C
Morris 6 (John-Lewis 5), Payne 7 (Lowe 5). Subs not used: Gnahoua,
Jones, Eisa, Rowley. Sent Off: Bryn Morris (86). Booked: B Morris,
Beckles, Nsiala.
AFC WIMBLEDON: Long 7, Fuller 6 (Pigott 5), Oshilaja 7, Nightingale
7, Meades 6, Francomb 6, Abdou 6 (Kaja 6), Barcham 6 (Parrett 5),
Trotter 7, Forrester 7, Taylor 6. Subs not used: Robinson, Soares,
Kennedy, McDonnell. Booked: Parrett, Taylor.
McLaughlin 7
Cox 80
Att: 7,719
SOUTHEND: Oxley 7, Bwomono 6, Turner 7, White 7, Coker 6,
McLaughlin 7, Yearwood 7, Mantom 7 (Timlin 7), Wordsworth 6,
Fortune 7 (Harrison 6), Cox 8 (Wright 5). Subs not used: Ferdinand,
Kightly, Bishop, Robinson.
ROTHERHAM: Price 6, Emmanuel 6 (Yates 5), Vaulks 6, Ajayi 4,
Mattock 6, Taylor 6 (Forde 6), Palmer 6, Towell 6, Williams 6 (Newell
6), Ball 7, Smith 6. Subs not used: Wood, Ihiekwe, Cummings, Bilboe.
Booked: Mattock.
5
6 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
1GG
GOALS League Two 5
Nelson 16
Hines 39
Dennis 90 (pen)
Jones 85
Att: 6,005
CHESTERFIELD: Ramsdale 6, Barry 6, Whitmore 7, Nelson 8, Talbot 6,
Hines 9 (G Smith 5), Weir 7 (McCourt 5), Reed 8, Kellett 7 (Kay 5),
Dennis 6, Brown 6. Subs not used: O?Grady, Anyon, Dodds, Maguire.
Booked: Whitmore.
NOTTS COUNTY: Collin 6, Tootle 5, Duffy 5, Brisley 7, Dickinson 6
(Jones 5), Hawkridge 5 (Alessandra 6), Hewitt 6, Noble 6 (Virtue 5),
Grant 6, Stead 5, Ameobi 5. Subs not used: Forte, Smith, Husin,
Fitzsimons. Booked: Stead.
Bennett 47
Maris 50
Att: 4,652
CARLISLE: Bonham 6, Liddle 7, Ellis 6, Hill 6, Grainger 7, Joyce 7, Jones
6, Nadesan 7, Devitt 8, Hope 5 (Stockton 5), Bennett 7. Subs not
used: Nabi, Gray, Brown, O?Sullivan, Egan, Parkes.
CAMB UTD: Forde 7, Halliday 6, Taylor 6, Taft 7, Dunk 6, Maris 6 (Lewis
5), Deegan 6, O?Neil 5 (Amoo 5), J Brown 6, Ikpeazu 5 (Waters 5),
Ibehre 6. Subs not used: Carroll, Legge, Mitov, Phillips. Booked:
J Brown, Deegan.
Vincenti 38
McNulty 55, 76, 87
Att: 8,755
COVENTRY: Burge 6, Grimmer 7, Hyam 8, McDonald 8, Haynes 7,
Vincenti 7 (Reid 6), Bayliss 7 (Kelly 6), Doyle 8, Shipley 8, McNulty
9, Clarke-Harris 8 (Biamou 6). Subs not used: Stokes, O?Brien,
Barrett, Ponticelli.
GRIMSBY: McKeown 6, B Davies 5, Mills 5, Collins 5, Fox 5, Clifton 5,
McAllister 5 (Berrett 5), Woolford 5 (Jaiyesimi 5), McSheffrey 5, Wilks
5 (Vernon 6), Dembele 5. Subs not used: Clarke, Matt, Killip,
Hall-Johnson.
Ahearne-Grant 50
Camara 73
Young 84
Pell 7, 12
Eisa 36, 47, Boyle 53
Att: 2,172
MAD DOG
& MOTTY
Old muckers are
the Bees? knees
CRAWLEY: Morris 5, Young 6, McNerney 5, Yorwerth 4 (Tajbakhsh 5),
Evina 6 (Roberts 5), Smith 6, Bulman 7, Randall 5, Boldewijn 6,
Camara 7, Ahearne-Grant 6. Subs not used: Payne, Mersin, Djalo,
Lelan, Sanoh. Booked: McNerney.
CHELTENHAM: Flinders 6, Moore 7, Grimes 7, Boyle 7, Chatzitheodoridis
6 (Cranston 5), Atangana 7, Dawson 6, Winchester 6 (Graham 5), Pell
7, Andrews 6 (Lloyd 5), Eisa 8. Subs not used: Adebayo, Sellars, Lovett,
Onariase. Booked: Pell.
Taylor 33
Sweeney 44 (pen)
Stockley 87
MARTIN ALLEN has failed to win in
all five of his opening games in
his five spells at Barnet, with four
defeats and one draw in 2011.
By TOM BARCLAY
MARTIN ALLEN called on
old pal John Motson to
help calm his nervy
Barnet players ahead of
his FIFTH managerial bow
at the club.
The Mad Dog invited
legendary commentator and
Bees fan Motty into the
away
dressing
room
at
Luton to meet his charges.
And while Barnet still
ended up on the losing side
thanks to goals from Danny
Hylton and James Collins,
Allen was encouraged by
what he saw as they battle
to beat the drop.
The
North
Londoners
remain rooted to the bottom
of League Two, seven points
from safety and have just
seven games to play.
But Allen, who took over
as manager for a record
fifth time a week ago, will
continue to show the love to
keep the mood positive.
The
52-year-old
said:
?Motty?s a mate of mine. He
always comes into Barnet.
The guy?s a legend.
?Part of my job at the
moment is to help the
players relax. There?s too
NOSE FOR GOAL
. . . Nelson (right)
sees his opener go
in for Chesterfield
Woolery 27
Att: 4,567
EXETER: Pym 7, Wilson 7 (James 6), Sweeney 7, Storey 8,
Woodman 7 (Archibald-Henville 6), Taylor 6, Tillson 7, Boateng 7,
Moxey 7, Jay 6 (Edwards 6), Stockley 7. Subs not used: Simpson,
Jones, McAlinden, Croll. Booked: Moxey.
SWINDON: Moore 6, Purkiss 6, Robertson 5, Menayese 6, Hussey 6,
Mullin 5 (Gordon 5), Dunne 6, Elsnik 5 (Linganzi 5), Taylor 5, Woolery
6 (Norris 5), Richards 5. Subs not used: Henry, Knoyle, Twine,
Anderson. Booked: Taylor, Robertson.
Reid 54, Grubb 78
Att: 2,827
FOREST GREEN: B Collins 5, Bennett 6, Gunning 6, Hollis 7, Wishart
6, Bray 6 (Laird 5), Osbourne 6, L Collins 6 (Clements 5), Grubb 8,
Campbell 6, Reid 8. Subs not used: Brown, Simpson, Charlie
Cooper, Belford. Booked: Osbourne, Bennett, Campbell, Reid.
MANSFIELD: Logan 5, White 5, Pearce 4, Bennett 5, Benning 6,
Atkinson 6, MacDonald 6, Byrom 5 (Spencer 5), Hemmings 5, Rose
4 (Hamilton 5), Angol 5 (Miller 5). Subs not used: Digby, Anderson,
Olejnik, King. Sent Off: Pearce (84). Booked: Pearce, Atkinson, Miller.
Hylton 47
Collins 67
Att: 8,140
LUTON: Shea 7, Justin 7, Cuthbert 7, Sheehan 8, Potts 7, Berry
7, McCormack 7, O Lee 7 (Stacey 6), Shinnie 7 (Rea 6), Collins 7, Hylton
7 (Jervis 5). Subs not used: Stech, Cook, Ruddock, E Lee.
BARNET: Ross 5, Brindley 5 (Akpa Akpro 6), Clough 6, Santos 6,
Tutonda 6, Sweeney 7, J Taylor 6 (Coulthirst 6), Blackman 6 (Akinola
6), Weston 5, Nicholls 6, Akinde 6. Subs not used: Nelson, Watson,
Fonguck, K McKenzie-Lyle. Booked: Brindley, Akinde, Tutonda.
Att: 1,883
MORECAMBE: Roche 6, Winnard 7, Lavelle 7, Old 7, McGowan 6, Kenyon
7, Rose 6, Brough 6, Lang 6 (Wylde 6), Oliver 6 (McGurk 6), Ellison 6
(Thompson 5). Subs not used: Fleming, Campbell, Nizic, Lund.
LINCOLN CITY: Allsop 6, Eardley 7, Woodyard 7, Bostwick 6,
Wharton 6, Habergham 6, Whitehouse 7, Frecklington 6, Williams 6
(Anderson 6), Rhead 6 (Palmer 6), Green 6 (Rowe 5). Subs not used:
Farman, Long, Pett, Wilson. Booked: Rowe.
Demetriou 81
Att: 4,638
McKirdy 26
Bowery 60
NEWPORT COUNTY: Day 5, White 6, O?Brien 6, Demetriou 6, Willmott 6,
Tozer 6, Sheehan 5 (Nouble 6), Dolan 6, Butler 6, Amond 5 (Hayes 6),
A Collins 6 (McCoulsky 6). Subs not used: Pipe, Bennett, Reid, Bittner.
CREWE: Garratt 6, Ng 5, Ray 6, Nolan 6, Pickering 6, Ainley 5, Lowery
5 (Jones 6), Green 6, Kirk 7 (Raynes 6), McKirdy 8 (Dagnall 6),
Bowery 6. Subs not used: Richards, Wintle, Reilly, Barlaser. Booked: Ng.
Att: 2,709
Mandron 27
STEVENAGE: T King 6, J Smith 4 (White 5), J King 5, Wilkinson 4,
Martin 5, McKee 6, Henry 5, Whelpdale 5 (Conlon 6), Goddard 4 (Amos
5), Revell 5, Newton 5. Subs not used: Fryer, Franks, Sheaf,
Vancooten. Booked: Amos.
COLCHESTER: Walker 6, Jackson 6, Lapslie 6, Prosser 5, VincentYoung 6, Wright 6 (Murray 5), Eastman 5, Szmodics 6, Stevenson 5
(Comley 5), Dickenson 5 (Mandeville 5), Mandron 6. Subs not used:
Kent, Senior, Dillon Barnes, Ogedi-Uzokwe.
Att: 4,620
WYCOMBE: Brown 6, Moore 6, Jombati 5, El-Abd 6, Jacobson 7,
Bean 5, Gape 5, Thompson 5 (Bloomfield 5), Freeman 5 (MackailSmith 5), Akinfenwa 6, Tyson 6 (Kashket 5). Subs not used: CowanHall, Harriman, R Williams, Makabu-Makalamby.
PORT VALE: Boot 6, Raglan 6, Howkins 5, Smith 5, Montano 6, Worrall
6 (Harness 5), Pugh 5, Whitfield 5, Hannant 5, Barnett 6, Forrester
5 (Turner 5). Subs not used: Howe, Davis, Hornby, Gibbons,
Middleton. Booked: Worrall, Howkins.
Carlisle..................1
Cambridge..........1
Coventry................4
Grimsby.................0
Exeter......................3
Swindon.................1
Forest Green........2
Mansfield..............0
Morecambe.........0
Lincoln...................0
GEORGE MARIS praised
Cambridge?s
defensive
resilience after they battled
hard for a point.
Midfielder Maris rescued
a draw at Brunton Park
after Richie Bennett had
put the hosts ahead.
Maris said: ?We gave a
lot of free-kicks away that
added to the pressure but
we dug in really well.
?It was very important
we got something. We
worked hard for that point.?
Boss Joe Dunne added:
?When their goal went in
we could easily have caved
in. But once again we
showed the spirit needed
to get back into the game.?
Frustrated Carlisle chief
Keith Curle said: ?Their
keeper did very well.?
MARC McNULTY insists he
wants to repay Coventry boss
Mark Robins? faith in him ?
and will not push for a move.
The striker says he owes
his
21-goal
career-best
season to boss Robins.
McNulty, 25, scored a
second-half hat-trick after
Peter Vincenti?s opener to
sink struggling Grimsby.
He said: ?The gaffer?s been
good with me. He kept me in
the side and that was a
massive confidence boost.
?It?s good to know he still
wants me here next season.?
Furious
Mariners
boss
Michael Jolley said: ?The way
we enabled them to counterattack and losing our shape
isn?t what we?re about.?
STRIKER Jayden Stockley
says taking stick from fans
makes him hungrier to
score goals.
The
Swindon
old-boy
silenced the taunts with his
87th-minute strike to seal
Exeter?s rise to fifth.
Stockley, 24, said: ?They
were chanting at me and
calling me a cheat when I
was getting whacked in my
face. When you get grief
from the fans, you want to
have the last word.?
Kaiyne Woolery gave the
Robins a first-half lead but
Exeter hit back through
Jake
Taylor
and
Pierce
Sweeney.
Town
midfielder
James
Dunne said: ?There were a
few harsh words in the
changing room.?
DAYLE GRUBB is making the
most of his second chance.
The winger joined Forest
Green in January after banging in goals for Conference
South side Weston-superMare, and has scored four as
the club have eased to safety.
But Grubb, 26, who hit the
target after Reuben Reid put
Rovers up, said: ?I was with
Bristol City as a 14-year-old
but it was too much.
?I thought that was it ?
but I kept scoring and Forest
Green gave me a contract.?
Stags boss David Flitcroft
had no complaints about a
red card for skipper Krystian
Pearce but said: ?The desire
not to be beaten is something
I will instil in this group.?
ALEX WOODYARD slated
the state of the pitch ? as
Lincoln blew the chance to
surge into the play-off spots.
The Imps are in eighth,
just two points off Mansfield.
Midfielder Woodyard said:
?It was a good point but we
are disappointed we didn?t
get all three.
?The pitch isn?t great and
that makes it difficult.
?The main thing was we
kept in the chase. There
will be loads of twists and
it could go down to the last
game of the season.?
Lincoln?s Scott Wharton
was denied by a Dean Winnard block early on. But
Morecambe?s Adam McGurk
hit the bar with a free-kick.
Morecambe defender Sam
Lavelle said: ?It was another
important point for us.?
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
STAT
ATTACK
Luton Town............2
Barnet.....................0
much tension and too much,
?Oh my God, we?ve got to
play well?.
?Before
the
game,
he
knocked on the door and
said hello, so I pulled him
in and introduced him to all
the lads.
?They all had their picture
with him and he made
them all smile and laugh.
?When
you?re
in
this
difficult situation, you have
to make them relax and
help them.
?They need looking after
and they need love at the
moment. They don?t need a
slap.?
Allen admitted that he
saw
the
fixture
against
Luton, who went back to
the top of the table with
victory, as a free hit.
Now he faces seven ?winnable? games ? four at home
? including second-bottom
Chesterfield on the last day.
Allen?s tactics against the
Hatters were simple ? keep
it tight defensively, put pressure on the Luton?s midfield
playmakers, and seek out
TOP SCORERS
League goals
Kee (Accrington)..................................21
Eisa (Cheltenham)................................20
Collins (Luton).......................................18
McNulty (Coventry)..............................18
30 2.7
AVERAGE
PER GAME
Sid
nose
best
NELSON AN INSPIREATION
By MICHAEL MORGAN
SID NELSON played on with a
broken nose to breathe fresh life
into Chesterfield?s survival fight.
Tough-as-teak Nelson?s early goal had
put his side on the path to three precious
points as they battle to stay in the League.
Then the gutsy centre-back, on loan
from Millwall, was accidentally kneed in
the face by Shola Ameobi late on.
And he carried on playing despite NINE
minutes of treatment on the pitch
following the sickening collision.
Spireites boss Jack Lester joked: ?That?s
typical of Sid, he likes to stay down for
a while and make the most of it!
?Seriously, he?s fine, although it looked
nasty. His performance typified a terrific
team display ? brave, determined, full of
fight and fast, attacking football.
?This is a big result for us as it takes
us to within three points of safety.?
Kevin Nolan?s fourth-placed County
arrived with high hopes of closing in on
1
GOALS
SCORED
powerhouse
striker
John been a champion twice now
Akinde at every opportunity. in the last four years.
?If we manage to pull this
It would have worked, too,
were it not for their vulner- one off, it will be an
ability at set-plays, which awesome experience. I know
led
to
Hylton?s
headed lots of my old lads will be
opener, and keeper Craig coming to see us.
?I don?t want to see Barnet
Ross failing to keep out
Collins? shot for the second. go down. I worked 24-7 for
These are things the team two years to get that team
can work on, though. And, in into the Football League.?
Akinde, Allen
Victory
put
has a forward
Luton back on
with a proven MART?S TOUGH TASK top, ahead of
Barnet record this season Accrington on
track record.
(all comps)
The 28-yeargoal difference
old blasted 71
? the NorthWins
goals in 115
West side have
9
games during
Defeats
two games in
Allen?s
last
27
hand, though.
Played
tenure,
firing
The
Hatters
Barnet
into
45 Draws
were wobbling
the
Football
9
after a run of
League
back
five
games
in 2015.
without a win.
Allen
still
Boss Nathan
has
Akinde
Jones said: ?We
and his other players from
that glory season down as have kept our first clean
sheet
in
a
while,
which is
champions on his phone.
He added: ?When you confidence-boosting. Now we
have a group of players who have to back that up.
?There are six games to
are champions, they are
go, people thought we would
kind of like my sons.
be
far more comfortable, but
?They?re my friends, they?ll
life ain?t like that.
always be special to me.
?You
have to show charac?It?s a unique feeling to be
a champion. Thankfully, I?ve ter and grind out results.?
Chesterfield.............................3
Notts County...........................1
an automatic promotion spot but fell
behind after 16 minutes as Nelson bundled in Andy Kellett?s inswinging corner.
Zavon Hines doubled the lead on 39
minutes.
While
Magpies
defenders
dithered in the box, the ball broke kindly
for unmarked Hines, who lashed home.
Dan Jones pulled one back with a
looping 30-yard free-kick which deceived
everyone five minutes from time.
But Kristian Dennis sealed Chesterfield?s win from the spot after County
skipper Richard Duffy felled Kellett in
the box deep into stoppage time.
County gaffer Kevin Nolan said: ?It?s a
big disappointment but Chesterfield were
better than us and deserved the win.
?They worked harder and we were way
below our usual standards. We?ll just
have to take it on the chin and move on.?
Newport...................1
Crewe.......................2
Stevenage..............0
Colchester...............1
Wycombe...............0
Port Vale..................0
MICKEY DEMETRIOU reckons
last season?s great escape can
inspire a play-off push.
The Newport defender saw
their promotion dreams fade,
despite scoring.
He headed home with nine
minutes left after goals from
Crewe duo Harry McKirdy and
Jordan Bowery.
The Exiles are ten points off
seventh spot and Demetriou,
28, said: ?That?s knocked us
back. We still have eight
games left and last year we
won six of those so, hopefully,
we can do that again.
?We shouldn?t be losing
games like that.
?We need a good week of
training and to put it right on
Friday against Coventry.?
STEVENAGE skipper Ronnie
Henry says his old teammate Dino Maamria has time
to turn the team around.
Boro went down to Mikael
Mandron?s winner in Maamria?s first game in charge.
Despite one win in nine
games, Boro should be safe
and Henry, 34, said: ?Dino is
an upbeat guy and he definitely wants to win.
?I have known him ten
years. He will get it out of
the boys one way or another.?
Ex-Boro striker Maamria
received a warm welcome and
said: ?I was quite emotional
with the reception I got. That
has given me more drive.?
Colchester have slim playoff hopes and midfielder Tom
Lapslie said: ?We need six
points over Easter.?
ADAM EL-ABD saw his highflying side fail to see off
struggling Port Vale and told
his team-mates: Get over it.
Wycombe skipper El-Abd
urged Wanderers to focus on
Friday?s massive showdown at
fourth-placed Notts County.
He said: ?Our away form is
good ? six wins and a draw
in the last seven ? so we?ll
go there full of confidence.
?The positive against Port
Vale is that we kept a clean
sheet and didn?t get beaten.?
Vale are still without a win
in 2018 after 14 attempts but
manager Neil Aspin praised
his defence.
He said: ?Akinfenwa?s their
focal point and you need to
keep him quiet.?
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How they stand
NON-LEAGUE ROUND-UP
P
Luton...................39
Accrington..........37
Wycombe............39
W D
21 11
23 5
20 10
Notts County......39
Exeter ................. 38
Coventry.............38
Mansfield............38
18 12 9 61 42
20 6 12 50 41
19 7 12 47 31
16 15 7 56 40
66
66
64
63
Lincoln City.........38
Swindon..............38
Carlisle ................ 39
Colchester ..........39
Newport County 38
Crawley Town .... 39
Camb Utd............39
Cheltenham........39
Stevenage .......... 38
Crewe..................39
Yeovil...................37
Morecambe ........ 38
Forest Green ...... 39
Port Vale.............39
Grimsby...............39
16
19
15
14
13
15
13
12
11
13
11
9
11
9
9
40
58
49
43
49
54
51
57
56
63
57
47
67
54
61
61
60
57
55
53
53
51
48
44
43
42
41
40
39
37
Chesterfield ....... 37
Barnet.................39
9
7
7 21 40 66
9 23 34 58
34
30
13
3
12
13
14
8
12
12
11
4
9
14
7
12
10
L F A Pts
7 81 40 74
9 64 40 74
9 73 54 70
9
16
12
12
11
16
14
15
16
22
17
15
21
18
20
53
59
56
47
48
49
39
58
50
49
47
37
47
41
32
Team of the weekend
FORDE
(Camb Utd)
NELSON
(Chesterfield)
SHEEHAN
(Luton)
STOREY
(Exeter)
McDONALD
(Coventry)
HINES
(Chesterfield)
DEVITT
(Carlisle)
DOYLE
(Coventry)
REID
(Forest Green)
EISA
(Cheltenham)
McNULTY
(Coventry)
Not in Kew
for Valley
Crawley....................................3
Cheltenham............................5
HARRY KEWELL has pledged his
future to Crawley ? provided they
can match his ambitions.
The Australian ex-Leeds and Liverpool
star, 39, has been heavily linked with
Charlton on the back of an Aussie
consortium taking over at The Valley.
Yet after a second defeat in four days all
but sank the Red Devils? play-off hopes,
Kewell said: ?Nobody?s approached me.
?I?m flattered by the speculation but I?m
only worried about Crawley. I see so much
potential. Premier League, why not??
Kewell?s bold, short-passing approach
has been paying off. But it came apart as
Cheltenham went 2-0 up in 12 minutes
through Harry Pell?s double and four up
just after half-time through Mo Eisa.
Karlan Ahearne-Grant replied, Will
Boyle made it 5-1 before Panutche
Camara and Lewis Young then gave the
scoreline some respectability.
Robins boss Gary Johnson said: ?We
worked on pressing Crawley, it worked.?
H-BOMB . . .
Pell rattles in
his second
7
in association with
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY
Semi-finals, 2nd Legs
GATESHEAD (0) 1 BROMLEY
Barrow 69
Kerr 5 (og)
Att: 2,264
(Bromley win 4-3 on agg)
(1) 1
BRACKLEY (0) 2
Byrne 55
Williams 81
(Brackley win 3-0 on agg)
WEALDSTONE(0) 0
VANARMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
ALDERSHOT (1) 2
Gallagher 11
McClure 75
BARROW
(0) 0
BOREHAM W (0) 0
Att: 2,448
DOVER
(0) 0
Att: 908
AFC FYLDE (0) 0
Att: 1,168
DAG & RED (2) 2
Kandi 33
Enigbokan-Bloomfield 42
EBBSFLEET (1) 1 MAIDENHEAD(0) 1
Coulson 4
Pritchard 81
Att: 1,503
FC HALIFAX (0) 0 SOLIHULL M (0) 0
Att: 1,849
L ORIENT
(2) 3 WOKING
(0) 0
Bonne 10, 17 (pen)
Att: 5,673
Brophy 80
SUTTON UTD (2) 3 CHESTER FC (0) 2
Beautyman 13
Akintunde 60
Harrison 45
White 87
Stearn 79
Att: 2,195
TORQUAY
(-) P GUISELEY
(-) P
(Postponed due to waterlogged pitch)
TRANMERE (1) 3 EASTLEIGH (0) 1
Sutton 9
Zebroski 88
Cook 78, 90
Att: 4,619
WREXHAM (0) 1 MAIDSTONE (0) 0
Pearson 75
Att: 4,443
P W D L F A Pts
Sutton Utd....39 21 9 9 60 42 72
Macclesfld.....38 21 9 8 53 41 72
Tranmere ......39 19 10 10 65 40 67
Wrexham.......39
Aldershot......39
Boreham Wd . 39
Dover .............39
17
18
17
17
16
13
14
13
6
8
8
9
46
60
53
52
30
45
37
33
67
67
65
64
AFC Fylde.......39
Ebbsfleet.......38
Bromley.........36
Dag & Red......38
Maidenhead..39
Gateshead.....36
L Orient..........39
FC Halifax ...... 39
Eastleigh ....... 38
Maidstone.....39
Woking ..........39
Hartlepool.....38
Barrow...........37
16
14
15
15
12
11
12
11
10
11
12
10
9
11
15
10
9
13
15
11
14
16
13
8
12
13
12
9
11
14
14
10
16
14
12
15
19
16
15
71
49
58
57
52
51
46
42
54
46
47
44
43
51
43
44
51
58
39
50
49
61
58
63
56
50
59
57
55
54
49
48
47
47
46
46
44
42
40
Solihull M.......39
Torquay.........38
Chester FC.....39
Guiseley.........37
10
7
6
5
10
10
13
11
19
21
20
21
40
34
34
32
53
62
64
69
40
31
31
26
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH
AFC Telford 0 Darlington 0; Chorley 0 Boston Utd 1; Curzon Ashton 1 Tamworth 0;
FC United of Manchester 4 Bradford P A 0;
Harrogate Town 2 Gainsborough 0; Kidderminster 4 Salford City 4; North Ferriby Utd
1 Blyth Spartans 0; Southport 1 Alfreton
Town 3; Stockport County 4 Leamington 0.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH
Bath City 1 Havant & W 2; East Thurrock 0
Chippenham 2; Eastbourne Borough 1
Truro City 3; Hampton & Richmond 1 Braintree Town 1; Hemel Hempstead 3 Gloucester 1; Hungerford Town 1 Welling 4; Oxford
City 0 Dartford 2; St Albans 2 Poole Town
1; Weston-S-Mare 1 Bognor Regis Town 0;
Whitehawk 2 Concord Rangers 0.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER
Banbury 3 St Ives Town 1; Basingstoke 1
Slough 4; Biggleswade Town 2 Merthyr
Town 1; Chesham 0 Weymouth 6; Dorchester 1 Royston Town 0; Dunstable 0 Hitchin
4; Farnborough 1 Stratford Town 4; Hereford FC 5 Gosport Borough 1; Kettering 3
Frome Town 0; Kings Langley 2 Tiverton 2;
Redditch 0 King?s Lynn Town 1; St Neots
Town 2 Bishop?s Stortford 2.
BOSTIK PREMIER
Brightlingsea Regent 1 Thurrock 3; Dorking
Wanderers 4 Merstham 0; Folkestone
Invicta 5 Met Police 2; Harlow 2 Leatherhead 1; Hendon 4 Billericay 1; Kingstonian
0 Harrow Borough 1; Lowestoft Town 1
Burgess Hill Town 2; Margate 1 Enfield
Town 1; Needham Market 0 Dulwich 3;
Staines Town 1 Leiston 4; Wingate & Finchley 2 Tonbridge Angels 1; Worthing 3
Tooting & Mitcham 0.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER
Ashton Utd 2 Witton Albion 1; Buxton 2
Hednesford 2; Coalville Town 0 Whitby 1;
Farsley Celtic 1 Stourbridge 4; Grantham 4
Barwell 1; Halesowen 0 Altrincham 2; Lancaster City 1 Stafford Rangers 1; Marine 5
Sutton Coldfield Tn 0; Mickleover Sports 1
Workington 0; Rushall Olympic 1 Matlock
Town 0; Shaw Lane 0 Nantwich Town 2;
Stalybridge 2 Warrington Town 0.
JD WELSH PREMIER
Aberystwyth 0 Barry Town 2; Newtown 3
Llandudno 2; Prestatyn Tn 0 Carmarthen 1.
Yesterday - Cardiff Met Uni 1 Bangor
City 2; The New Saints FC 5 Cefn Druids 1.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH
P W D L F A Pts
Salford City...35 22 7 6 65 41 73
Harrogate Tn 34 22 6 6 84 40 72
Brackley ........32 18 10 4 57 28 64
Kidd?minster.33 14 11 8 58 40 53
York ...............34 15 8 11 59 50 53
Blyth Sp?tans 33 17 1 15 67 51 52
Stockport Co.34 15 7 12 61 47 52
Spennymoor.30 15 6 9 56 50 51
Chorley ..........33 12 12 9 37 30 48
Darlington.....36 12 11 13 50 49 47
Southport ..... 34 13 8 13 53 58 47
Bradford PA..34 12 9 13 53 47 45
Nuneaton ......34 12 8 14 42 49 44
FC United ......36 12 8 16 54 66 44
Boston Utd....33 12 7 14 53 55 43
Alfreton Tn...35 12 5 18 59 60 41
Leamington .. 35 11 8 16 44 55 41
Curzon Ashton33 10 10 13 43 51 40
Tamworth.....36 10 9 17 46 62 39
AFC Telford ... 33 11 5 17 41 56 38
Gainsborough35 10 4 21 36 66 34
N?th Ferriby...36 3 8 25 19 89 17
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH
P W D L F A Pts
Havant & W ... 35 19 10 6 54 26 67
Dartford........35 19 8 8 70 42 65
Hampton & R.35 16 15 4 51 31 63
St Albans.......35 17 8 10 61 44 59
Truro City......34 17 7 10 59 44 58
Welling...........35 16 8 11 63 51 56
H Hempstead 34 15 10 9 56 42 55
Chelmsford ...34 14 11 9 50 38 53
Braintree.......34 13 12 9 58 47 51
Bath City ....... 35 13 11 11 48 41 50
Weston-S-M ...35 14 7 14 57 58 49
Gloucester.....35 13 7 15 47 53 46
Wealdstone...32 12 9 11 47 46 45
East Thurrock34 11 11 12 58 64 44
Oxford City ... 35 11 8 16 51 60 41
Chippenham..36 11 8 17 51 63 41
Eastbourne B 35 11 7 17 50 65 40
Concord R......33 9 10 14 38 48 37
Hungerford...34 10 7 17 38 55 37
Poole Tn.........35 8 8 19 40 64 32
Bognor Regis.34 4 12 18 33 59 24
Whitehawk ... 34 5 8 21 39 78 23
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER
P W D L F A Pts
Hereford FC...38 28 5 5 93 32 89
King?s Lynn....39 26 7 6 84 32 85
Weymouth ....39 25 6 8 88 42 81
Kettering ...... 37 24 7 6 93 40 79
Slough............35 21 8 6 86 41 71
Tiverton ........ 37 20 3 14 62 56 63
Chesham........38 17 11 10 74 50 62
Banbury.........38 17 10 11 78 50 61
Royston Tn....36 19 4 13 68 51 61
Basingstoke..38 16 7 15 75 59 55
Hitchin...........36 15 8 13 55 50 53
Frome Tn.......38 16 5 17 67 72 53
Stratford Tn . 38 14 9 15 58 62 51
St Neots Tn ... 39 13 12 14 63 68 51
Redditch........38 13 9 16 65 60 48
Merthyr Tn....39 12 11 16 63 82 47
Farnboro ....... 39 14 5 20 72 97 47
Biggleswade . 36 13 7 16 41 43 46
B Stortford ... 38 12 9 17 60 68 45
Dorchester....38 11 9 18 55 72 42
Kings Langley39 6 13 20 47 81 31
St Ives Tn.......36 7 6 23 46 85 27
Dunstable......39 3 4 32 24125 13
Gosport Boro.38 2 3 33 27126 9
BOSTIK PREMIER
P W D L F A Pts
Dulwich..........38 23 9 6 77 36 78
Folkestone I..38 22 7 9 88 54 73
Billericay ....... 33 22 4 7 81 37 70
Margate.........39 19 13 7 67 42 70
Hendon..........38 20 8 10 80 50 68
Leiston...........39 20 8 11 72 47 68
Staines Tn ..... 37 19 9 9 86 59 66
Leatherhead.35 19 3 13 46 40 60
Wingate & F...37 18 5 14 51 57 59
Tonbridge A..39 17 5 17 52 53 56
Met Police ..... 39 15 11 13 66 64 53
Thurrock ....... 39 16 4 19 61 67 52
Merstham......39 14 9 16 60 67 51
Dorking W?rs .35 13 7 15 57 58 46
Worthing.......39 12 9 18 60 75 45
Enfield Tn......38 11 11 16 58 67 44
Needham M...38 11 10 17 60 68 43
Harrow Boro . 36 13 4 19 47 67 43
Brightlingsea R37 12 6 19 60 71 42
Kingstonian .. 37 13 3 21 45 66 42
Harlow...........39 10 7 22 47 79 37
Lowestoft Tn 38 10 6 22 46 70 36
Tooting & M...40 9 7 24 50 92 34
Burgess Hill ... 37 8 7 22 52 83 31
(Met Police deducted 3pts)
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER
P W D L F A Pts
Altrincham.....36 22 8 6 81 35 74
Warrington....36 21 7 8 60 38 70
Ashton Utd.....36 18 10 8 67 46 64
Grantham.......35 18 7 10 71 41 61
Farsley Celtic .37 17 9 11 64 59 60
Shaw Lane......33 18 6 9 56 39 57
Witton Albion 36 16 9 11 64 49 57
Hednesford....38 15 9 14 54 61 54
Barwell ........... 37 14 11 12 50 50 53
Workington ... 36 15 7 14 59 50 52
Stafford R ...... 38 13 11 14 45 51 50
Mickleover Sp 37 13 9 15 52 48 48
Buxton............35 13 9 13 53 51 48
Nantwich Tn .. 36 14 6 16 51 55 48
Stourbridge ... 35 13 8 14 54 46 47
Lancaster City37 12 10 15 59 62 46
Rushall Ol?pic..36 13 7 16 52 66 46
Stalybridge....34 13 5 16 49 58 44
Coalville Tn.....39 12 7 20 57 79 43
Whitby............37 10 12 15 48 58 42
Marine.............37 11 8 18 53 61 41
Matlock Tn.....37 12 5 20 52 67 41
Halesowen......38 10 6 22 40 71 32
Sutton Co?field38 8 6 24 41 93 29
(Shaw Lane deducted 3pts, Halesowen
deducted 4, Sutton Coldfield deducted 1)
OFF TO WEMBLEY, BRO
BRACKLEY will make their Wembley debut when they
take on Bromley in May?s FA Trophy final.
National League North promotion-chasers Brackley
beat Wealdstone 2-0 with goals from Jack Byrne and
Aaron Williams for a 3-0 aggregate semi-final win.
And National League side Bromley drew 1-1 at
Gateshead to seal a 4-3 victory over the two legs.
8 ............... Monday, March 26, 2018
1GG
GOALS No1 for the Football League
Sex, pigs
and ruck
?n Rol
IT?S SOW BAD . . .
Addicks fans threw pigs
on the pitch in protest at
controversial Duchatelet
Tom Barclay
IN A FOOTBALL LEAGUE OF HIS OWN
ROLAND
DUCHATELET?S
reign of error at Charlton
looks almost over.
This week the absent Addicks
owner is expected to offload
the club to an Australian
consortium.
Should the sale go through, it
will bring an end to one of the
most
notorious
tenures
in
recent English football history.
Presumably,
when
Belgian
millionaire Duchatelet bought
the club in 2014, he wanted it
to succeed. But his succession
of ill-informed decisions meant
it was doomed to fail.
When he arrived, he brought
in unsuited players from Standard Liege ? one of the clubs
in his network ? and allowed
the likes of Dale Stephens and
Yann Kermorgant to leave.
It was the beginning of the
end for hero boss Chris Powell,
who remembers being on the
touchline in the FA Cup
quarter-final, sadly knowing he
would be quitting the club the
next day.
Powell, now Southend chief,
told me last month: ?I said, ?I
just don?t think that will work
with bringing in players from
other clubs you own?.
?You can?t just pluck players
from the Belgian second division ? and it?s been proven.
Sadly, it was like a plaything.?
Powell?s
exit
sparked
a
period of managerial hiring
and firing, many of whom
were there so briefly, memory
struggles to recall them.
Karel Fraeye, anyone?
Charlton
dropped
into
League One amid PR gaffes
such as the shocking video
produced by the club?s marketing department of a couple
having sex in the centre circle
at The Valley.
The
misguided
thinking
behind the publicity stunt was
that it would promote pitch
hire at the stadium.
All it did was embarrass the
club?s
loyal
fans,
who
unsurprisingly hit back to that
and the club?s general plight
under their silent owner with a
number of protests.
Beach balls and pigs were
thrown on to the pitch during
games, a funeral march mourning the club?s loss of its heart
and soul was held, a few fans
even drove a taxi to Brussels to
protest against Duchatelet on
his 70th birthday.
What
the
Antwerp-born
politician underestimated ? or
completely disregarded ? is
that Charlton is a family club.
When you treat your paying
public no longer as family
members but as customers ?
as former chief exec Katrien
Meire infamously once labelled
Addicks fans ? it stings that
little bit more.
The
familial
tradition
of
Charlton was exemplified this
weekend when the club offered
PSA tests (blood tests that can
help diagnose prostate problems) to all supporters as part
of Prostate Cancer and Men?s
Health Awareness Day.
It was driven by Tracey Leaburn, wife of former Addicks
striker Carl Leaburn, who lost
her father to prostate cancer.
More than 300 people were
tested at yesterday?s win over
Plymouth, including ex-Addicks
stars Lee Bowyer, Jason Euell,
Scott Minto and Carl himself.
The Aussies hoping to seal
the deal this week want to
bring in compatriot Harry
Kewell as their new manager.
Keeping on interim chief
Bowyer, a pal of Crawley boss
Kewell?s from their Leeds days,
would be a shrewd move given
his connection with the fans.
But for any other tips to the
prospective buyers, the advice
is simple ? think of what
Duchatelet would do . . . and
then do the exact opposite.
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VALLEY OF SIN . . . pitch
romp was just a publicity
stunt that turned fans
against Duchatelet (left)
POOLS
CHECK
SCOTS RESULTS
IRN-BRU CHALLENGE CUP FINAL - Dumbarton 0
Inverness CT 1.
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Dundee Utd 1 Dunfermline 1; Morton 2 Brechin 0; Queen of South 3 Livingston 3.
P W D
L
F A Pts
St Mirren..................28 20
3
5 52 29
63
Livingston................29 14 10
5 47 31
52
Morton.....................30 12 10
8 40 28
46
6
8 38 34
45
Dundee Utd ............. 27 13
9 44 31
43
Dunfermline............30 11 10
Queen of South.......30 11
9 10 47 45
42
8 10 10 31 40
34
Falkirk......................28
Inverness CT............26
8
7 11 31 32
31
Dumbarton..............27
6
9 12 19 33
27
0
4 25 19 65
4
Brechin.....................29
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Airdrieonians 1 Raith 2;
Albion 1 Alloa 3; Arbroath 2 Stranraer 3; Ayr 4 Queen?s Park 0;
Forfar 2 East Fife 0.
P W D
L
F A Pts
Ayr............................31 21
4
6 83 35
67
Raith.........................30 18
7
5 58 31
61
Alloa .........................31 14
8
9 50 39
50
Arbroath..................30 14
7
9 58 43
49
5 14 50 60
41
Stranraer.................31 12
East Fife...................30 12
3 15 42 51
39
Airdrieonians..........31
9 10 12 42 54
37
Forfar.......................31
9
4 18 36 60
31
Albion.......................30
7
6 17 55 71
27
6
8 17 36 66
26
Queen?s Park ...........31
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Berwick 1 Edinburgh City 1;
Clyde 3 Montrose 0; Peterhead 1 Annan Athletic 0; Stenhousemuir 0 Elgin 2; Stirling 2 Cowdenbeath 2.
P W D
L
F A Pts
Peterhead ............... 31 19
4
8 69 37
61
Montrose.................30 18
7
5 45 34
61
Stirling.....................30 16
5
9 56 36
53
Stenhousemuir.......29 13
5 11 45 38
44
4 13 46 52
43
Elgin ......................... 30 13
Clyde ........................ 30 11
9 10 43 42
42
Annan Athletic ....... 31
9 10 12 38 36
37
Edinburgh City........30
7
7 16 31 47
28
Berwick....................28
7
6 15 23 50
27
3
9 17 21 45
18
Cowdenbeath ......... 29
in association with
learning while I?m on the
sidelines, that?s a massive thing.
?You can?t switch off and when
your chance comes you?re ready
to take it.
?I?ve got to do my job at City
and, as I said, I?ve got to take
my chance when it comes.?
Gareth Southgate?s men take
on Italy in their next friendly
tomorrow evening at Wembley.
Stones
added:
?Gareth
is
watching so much football. He?s
picked me this time and I?ve just
got to take my chance when I
get out on the pitch.
?Hopefully again on Tuesday
we can go again.
?Not playing did not affect me
against Holland. I was enjoying
1GG
27
JOHN STONES has played 27 games in all comps this season.
Only five of the current 27-man England squad have appeared
in fewer games this term: Lewis Cook (26), James Tarkowski
(25), Joe Hart (19), Danny Rose (13) and Adam Lallana (12).
Monday, March 26, 2018 ...............
9
in association with
ENGLAND have conceded just nine goals
when John Stones has been on the pitch
in his 23 caps since his debut against
Peru at Wembley in 2014.
CASE FOR
THE DEFENCE
ENGLAND have kept clean sheet
in each of the last five games
s
John Stones has appeared.
The last time a Three Lions
side conceded with Stones
in
the side was v France last June.
Here are the minutes playe
d
by defenders during these
five
games with the Man City man
at the top.
STONES? LAST FIVE
GAMES FOR ENGL
AND
Oct 5
2017
Nov 14
Slovenia (h) W 2-0
Lithuania (a) W 1-0
Germany (h) D 0-0
Brazil (h)
D 0-0
Mar 23
Holland (a)
Oct 8
Nov 10
2018
W 1-0
ENGLAND DEFEND
ERS
RECORDS IN FIVE
GAMES ABOVE
s
Min d
e
hes sses
play Touc
Pa
John Stones
450 402
356
Harry Maguire 349 284
248
Kyle Walker
288 227
169
Kieran Trippier 252 248
167
Ryan Bertrand 189
138
Joe Gomez
93
109
82
165
Michael Keane 95
Gary Cahill
90
Phil Jones
25
Eric Dier
79
69
84
79
18
16
1
0
IS A ROCK
1
is not an issue for John
my football and I?ve said it many
times ? when you are enjoying it,
you have nothing to worry about.
?You play your football and I
was glad to be out there. I felt
sharp and back to myself and I
want to build on that.?
Asked whether this had been
his toughest spell, Stones, an
unused substitute in the Carabao
Cup final win over Arsenal,
added: ?Yes, it?s been tough, but
I?ve also got my first medal so I
can?t complain.?
Stones admitted England were
sloppy at times in Amsterdam
but he was not surprised clubmate Kyle Walker delivered an
impressive performance on the
right-hand side of the back three.
Southgate (right) only made the
switch
late
in
training
on
Thursday, much to the players?
surprise, but it certainly worked.
Stones said: ?I think you?ve
seen our full-backs at City come
inside, so Kyle is used to it.
?He played liked he?d played
there for years. Credit to Kyle,
he?s got all the attributes. He had
an unbelievable game again.
?I think we try to bring all the
attributes and what we learn
under Pep Guardiola into the
England squad and are open to
learn from Gareth as well.
?It stands us in good stead. We
work hard on the training pitch
under Pep. We learn a lot of
things, different styles of play,
how to play against different
formations.
?I think it gives you that head
start coming into England and
we can share our ideas as well.?
England entertain Luigi Di
Biagio?s side, looking for a sixth
successive clean sheet, which is
remarkable
when
you
think
about the quality of players at
Southgate?s
disposal.
Stones,
capped 23 times, said ?We were
sloppy at times and know we can
be a lot better in those positions.
?That?s a good thing. We?ve got
something to improve on for the
game on Tuesday.
?We could have scored a few
more but a 1-0 win and clean
sheet away against Holland is a
massive result for us.
?Being
so
comfortable
in
another formation is also another
string to our bow.
?I?ve played 4-4-2 quite a lot
with England so to adapt to
three at the back with different
players is very encouraging.
?Going forward we need to
build on it and look at all
options, really.
?For the past five games
we?ve had five clean sheets so
it?s very positive.?
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ARCH RIVALS . . . the Italians hit Wembley tomorrow night
WEEK AHEAD
(7.45 unless stated)
(3.0 unless stated)
GOOD FRIDAY
TODAY
INTERNATIONALS
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
Albania v Norway.........................6.0
Bulgaria v Kazakhstan ................ 5.0
China v Czech Republic........8.35am
Finland v Malta.............................5.0
Portugal v Holland.....................7.30
Wales v Uruguay.................12.35am
Barnsley v Bristol City ......................
Brentford v Sheff Utd ......................
Cardiff v Burton Albion....................
Derby v Sunderland...................7.45
Leeds v Bolton ...................................
Middlesbrough v Wolves.......... 5.30
Millwall v Nottm Forest ............. 1.0
Norwich v Fulham .............................
Reading v QPR ........................... 5.30
Sheff Wed v Preston.........................
EUROPEAN U-21 CH?SHIP
QUALIFYING: GROUP 2
Northern Ireland v Iceland ...... 7.30
OTHER: Group 6 - Belgium v Hungary (7.0).
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Bradford P A v AFC Telford.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Wealdstone v Eastbourne Borough.
BOSTIK PREMIER - Kingstonian v Worthing,
Wingate & Finchley v Billericay.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Stourbridge v Workington.
TOMORROW
INTERNATIONALS
Belgium v Saudi Arabia.....................
Denmark v Chile.......................... 7.0
England v Italy ............................ 8.0
Germany v Brazil ...............................
Hungary v Scotland .................... 7.0
Montenegro v Turkey .............. 6.10
Poland v South Korea .......................
Romania v Sweden ................... 7.30
Russia v France ......................... 4.50
Spain v Argentina..................... 8.30
EUROPEAN U-21 CH?SHIP
QUALIFYING: GROUP 4
Andorra v Holland....................... 5.0
England v Ukraine....................... 6.0
GROUP 5
Israel v Norway ......................... 5.45
Kosovo v Germany.................... 5.45
Rep of Ireland v Azerbaijan..... 7.30
OTHERS: Group 1 - Croatia v Moldova
(3.30), Greece v Czech Rep (2.0). Group 2 - Slovakia v Albania (4.20), Spain v Estonia (6.30).
Group 3 - Georgia v Denmark (1.0), Poland v
Lithuania (5.0). Group 6 - Cyprus v Sweden
(1.0), Turkey v Malta (2.0). Group 7 - Austria v
FYR Macedonia (5.0), Gibraltar v Russia (7.0).
Group 8 - Liechtenstein v Bosnia-Herzegovina
(5.0), Switzerland v Portugal (4.0). Group 9 Bulgaria v Slovenia (4.30), Kazakhstan v Luxembourg (1.0), Montenegro v France (8.05).
EUROPEAN UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIP
QUALIFYING: Elite Round: Group 2 England v FYR Macedonia (1.0).
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Inverness
CT v Dundee Utd, St Mirren v Dumbarton.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Albion v
Arbroath, Raith v East Fife.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Berwick v
Elgin, Cowdenbeath v Clyde, Stirling v
Edinburgh City.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Eastleigh v Dover, Hartlepool v Bromley, Macclesfield v Gateshead.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Alfreton Town v Kidderminster, Brackley v Boston Utd, Harrogate Town v Spennymoor Town,
Salford City v Blyth Spartans, York v Southport.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Concord Rangers v East Thurrock, Hemel
Hempstead v Bath City, Weston-S-Mare v Braintree T
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