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Mosley?s
vile racist
pamphlet
By LYNN DAVIDSON
FORMER F1 boss Max
Mosley was last night
forced to admit a farright
election
leaflet
published with his name
on was racist.
He backtracked
over the pamphlet,
which
warns
of
the
dangers of ?coloured immigration?, as he was
Continued on Page 4
SHOCK ?N?
J-LAW!
EXCLUSIVE: STAR IS LEFT 2 URNS
Don?t let the
son get a
dime from me
By TOM WELLS
Chief Reporter
SIR Elton John?s late mum
handed her son a final
snub by giving a chunk of
her fortune to the ex-PA
who sparked their feud.
The superstar, 70, was
left two ceramic urns in
Sheila Farebrother?s will
while Bob Halley got a
slice of �4,000.
Full Story ? Page Five
ELTON?S MUM SNUBS HIM IN �4K WILL
2 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
2GM
SCHOOL?S CHINESE BLUNDER
By ANDY CRICK
Eyes ?slur? . . . New Bradwell School
CHILDREN posing for a photo at school were
told to pull up their eyes so they looked
Chinese.
The six and seven-year-olds, all dressed in
Oriental clothes for a project on China, were
snapped with their teacher and a teaching
assistant pulling the face.
The image was put up in a classroom window
until the school was forced to apologise when
parents complained.
Philippines-born mother Kimmie Fanero said:
?Teachers are supposed to be role models and
Kids told to pull eyes at slant
that is not something to look up to. They
should know how to act. I?m annoyed at the
teacher. They need to grow up.?
The picture was taken at New Bradwell
School in Milton Keynes, Bucks.
Parents do not believe any offence was
intended but one said: ?At best, it?s insensitive
and, at worst, it?s racism.
?These children will now think it?s okay to do
this, when it is clearly not.? A former parent
of three children at the school added: ?It
shouldn?t have happened but I?m adamant
there would be no malice intended.?
Headteacher Phil Webster promised yesterday
to investigate ?to see if any changes need to
be made with the school?s procedures and
policies?. He added: ?The school would like to
apologise if we caused any offence.?
BREXIT ROW GETS SALTY
CRISP PACKET IN
PM snubs
treaty over
EU switch
By HARRY COLE, Westminster Correspondent
A
FRESH
Whitehall
war
between Brexit ministers and
the civil service exploded last
night after Liam Fox questioned his former top mandarin?s loyalty to Britain.
His slap-down came after ex-EU
adviser Sir Martin Donnelly savaged Government trade deal plans
ahead of a major speech by the
International Trade Secretary.
THERESA May will today
refuse to sign an EU treaty
enshrining
December?s
divorce deal in law.
The PM is furious with
Brussels negotiators for
going back on pledges
over Northern Ireland.
The UK and EU agreed
there would be no different settlement there, yet
Eurocrats now insist on it
being ?considered part of
the EU customs territory?.
Last night, a leaked
memo from Boris Johnson
to the PM showed he is
contemplating
a
hard
border between Northern
Ireland and the Republic.
Despite ruling it out last
year, he wrote this month:
?Even if a hard border is
reintroduced, we would
expect to see 95 per cent
plus of goods pass the
border [without] checks.?
The retired civil servant compared it
to ?giving up a three-course meal for
the promise of a packet of crisps?.
Dr Fox replied things were a ?more
complex than a packet of Walkers?.
And, referencing Sir Martin?s early
career based in Brussels, he said: ?It?s
unsurprising that those who spent a
lifetime working within the European
Union would see moving away from the
European Union as threatening.?
The attack by Sir Martin, below
left, who quit Trade last year, followed
a row between ministers
and
Whitehall
over
claims
civil
servants aim to frustrate Brexit.
The ex-Department
for Trade Permanent
Secretary, a lobbyist
at
ex-Remain
spin
chief Sir Craig Oliver?s
firm, also said the UK
Fox rebuke
for adviser?s
snacks jibe
would need ?a fairy godmother? to get
the EU deal it seeks. But at his speech
in London hours later Mr Fox, below,
said: ?Neither Sir Martin, with all due
respect, nor anyone else has seen full
details of what was agreed at Cabinet.?
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said
he disagreed ?strongly? with Sir Martin.
And a furious Government source
called the mandarin an ?establishment
third-rater and one of the least
talented
Permanent
Secretaries of recent years?.
SCOTS
and
Welsh
ministers attempted an
ambush on Westminster
as they unveiled separate
bills to rival the PM?s
Brexit bill. But Holyrood?s presiding officer
ruled MSPs were acting
beyond their powers.
We?re Toby mugs Trump?s 2020 run
AN education minister has admitted Toby Young should
not have been appointed to a new universities regulator.
Sam Gyimah said the vetting of his social media
accounts had not been sufficiently comprehensive.
Mr Young was appointed to the board of the new
Office for Students last month. He had to step down
over a string of controversial tweets.
DONALD Trump yesterday confirmed he will run for
re-election in 2020 ? by naming a new campaign chief.
The US President announced his digital guru Brad
Parscale would mastermind the bid for four more years
in the White House. Texan Parscale served as Trump?s
digital director for the 2016 campaign, overseeing online
ads, social media and TV.
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LONDON
TODAY: Wrap up warm, as it will be
bitterly cold with an exceptional
wind-chill factor making it feel even
colder. Snow expected everywhere
? with heavy falls in eastern areas.
TONIGHT: It will be cloudier in the
South with clearer spells elsewhere.
Snow showers will hit the North
East, eastern Scotland and
Northern Ireland. It will feel very
cold with a brisk easterly wind.
OUTLOOK: Another bitterly cold
day with snow affecting many parts
of southern England and Wales.
Snow showers will affect eastern
areas with more heavy snowfalls
expected on Friday, which may turn
to rain along southern coasts.
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BoJo in
N.I. gaffe
BORIS Johnson was mocked
yesterday for saying Northern Ireland could face electronic border checks, like
London?s Congestion Charge.
He told the BBC ?there?s
no border between Camden
and Westminster?. Labour
MP Chris Leslie accused him
of ?staggering insensitivity?.
PUZZLES: PAGE 43
By STEVE HAWKES
Jail fears
on terror
INCREASING
sentences
for
lower-level
terror
crimes
risks
making
offenders more dangerous
when released, according
to the Parole Board.
It argued deradicalisation programmes in the
community
are
more
likely to succeed than jail
for less serious offenders.
The board raised ?concerns about radicalisation
in prisons? in a consultation on new proposals
for terror sentences.
The Sentencing Council
will
publish
its
final
guidelines next month.
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Risk lags
freed to
reoffend
ONE in eight dangerous
prisoners who go free
after serving indeterminate sentences reoffends,
Home Office figures show.
The decision to release
them from Imprisonment
for Public Protection is
made by the Parole Board.
Out of 1,355 such lags
freed over a three-year
span, 182 offended again.
The data emerged amid
uproar at the looming
release of Black Cab
Rapist John Worboys.
Tory MP Philip Davies
branded the Parole Board
process ?flawed?.
He said: ?Those who
say it?s safe to release
John Worboys may want
to look at these figures.?
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Today?s
birthdays
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61, left, model OLIVIA
PALERMO, 32, right,
author DANIEL HANDLER
(aka Lemony Snicket), 48.
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1GM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
3
By JACK LING
LIVERPOOL
goalie
Loris
Karius has netted a new girlfriend ? model Ianthe Rose.
The German, 24, was seen
shopping with the ex-Made in
Chelsea star, 26, in Cheshire.
She once dated footie icon
George Best?s son Calum. Now
she?s got herself a keeper.
BLOKES? LET-OFF
LET OFF
F
GIRLS?
G-NOT
Sorry,
love, I just
don?t know
where it is..
Picture: HARRY PSEFTOUDIS / LIPSTICK SYNDICATION
I bet you?d
find it if
it was your
golf ball
Boffins: G-spot is myth
EXCLUSIVE by SHAUN WOOLLER
BLOKES can finally be excused
for failing to find their partner?s G-spot ? doctors now
say it doesn?t exist.
Sexperts had claimed women can
experience mind-blowing orgasms
by stimulating the sweet spot.
EWAN WIFE?S SNUB
EWAN McGregor?s wife yesterday said their divorce is
still on despite reports his
new love has dumped him.
Eve Mavrakis, 51, seen
with him, right, said in LA:
?I don?t care what he is
doing. We don?t speak.? The
actor, 46, last year left her
for TV Fargo co-star Mary
Elizabeth Winstead, 33.
A source told a US mag:
?Mary hated being labelled
a home wrecker. Now it
looks like he?s lost them
both for good.?
Has Cheryl
lost her
touch?
bi arre
PAGE 22 & 23
But researchers say the most conclusive study to date has failed to find any
physical evidence of the erogenous zone.
Dr Nathan Hoag, who led the study
on women aged 32 to 97 in Melbourne,
Australia, concluded that the G-spot
?does
not
exist
as
an
anatomic
construct?. He claimed any ?pleasurable
sensation? occurs because stimulation is
so close to the clitoris.
But Rebecca Dakin, who is known as
The Great British Sexpert, told Dr Hoag
he needs to keep searching.
She said: ?I have no doubt the G-spot
exists. Ask any woman and they will
tell you the researchers are wrong.
?This study should not be seen as a
?get out of jail free? card for men.?
shaun.wooller@the-sun.co.uk
X MARKS
THE SPOT
THE G-spot was named
after German gynaecologist Ernst Gr鋐enberg.
He first mooted its
existence in 1950 and
noted it was particularly sensitive to touch.
But scientists only
began calling the 2cm
x 1.5cm area the
G-spot in 1981.
Since
then
there
have been countless
books, articles and
studies about its existence and location.
Sexpert
Rebecca
Dakin describes it as
?an area on the front
vaginal wall, about two
inches in, that has a
texture like a walnut?.
4 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
2GM
RED TOM TOLD: GIVE
BACK
MAX?S
�0K
Donations to Labour deputy
LABOUR deputy leader Tom
Watson was last night urged to
give back �0,000 donated
to him by Max Mosley as the
former F1 boss was embroiled
in a racism scandal.
It is one of the largest donations
ever handed out to a politician ?
and the unearthing of a far-right
election leaflet published with Mr
Mosley?s name is hugely embarrassing for Mr Watson.
The 1961 leaflet warns of the dangers
of ?coloured immigration? and Mr
Watson is MP for West Bromwich East
? where around 30 per cent of constituents are from ethnic minorities.
Last night Mr Watson, who has
spoken of his pride at calling fellow
Press regulation backer Mr Mosley a
friend, would only say: ?The views
expressed by Max as a young man are
not the views he holds now.?
But as the MP comes under pressure
to return the cash, Labour
party member Mick Lees
from Kent tweeted: ?Tom
Watson
should
be
ashamed at accepting his
money.?
Last year, ITV political
editor Robert Peston suggested during an interview
that Mr Mosley, million-
By LYNN DAVIDSON
aire son of 1930s fascist leader Sir
Oswald Mosley, had ?bought? Mr Watson?s ?influence? through his donations.
When news of the donation emerged,
Mr Watson said: ?I?m proud to call Max
Mosley a friend and I?m delighted he
has made a financial contribution to
Labour.?
Mr Mosley has previously defended his
donations to Mr Watson, calling him a
?very admirable politician?.
The leaflet ? unearthed in Manchester
archives ? was produced for far-right
Union
Movement
candidate
Walter
Hesketh, for whom Mr Mosley was the
election agent at the time.
It calls for Jamaican immigrants to be
sent home and warns ?coloured immigration threatens your children?s health
by spreading diseases like leprosy, VD
and TB?. Mr Mosley, 77, challenged
Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman
after she asked if he had lied about the
leaflet in court during his 2008 privacy
case against the News of the World.
He said: ?I wouldn?t dream of lying
under oath. That?s a very
offensive suggestion which
you shouldn?t make.
?I?m not even sure it?s
genuine but, if it is genuine, it doesn?t reflect
my views today. I have
never been a racist.?
lynn.davidson@
thesun.co.uk
Pals . . . Watson,
left, and Mosley
MOSLEY LEAFLET
Continued from Page One
questioned live on TV. At first,
he denied it was genuine or racist then conceded it ?probably
is racist?.
He now faces serious questions over evidence he gave in
his infamous 2008 orgy trial
against the News of the World.
He told the court he could not
remember the leaflet and suggested it was ?nonsense? to
suggest one was published.
The leaflet, pictured right,
was unearthed in Manchester
archives.
Boss . . . Unsworth
Six BBC
charity
staff sex
raps axe
By CHLOE MAYER
A GOVERNMENT-funded
BBC charity axed six staff
for sexual harassment or
watching porn at work
but did not tell ministers,
it emerged last night.
BBC Media Action said
it
sacked
them
after
reviewing potential ?sexual
misconduct?
cases
over the past ten years
but kept quiet about it.
The charity, chaired by
Fran Unsworth, produces
shows for poor countries
and has had �million
from
the
Department
for International Development since 2013.
Tory
MP
Pauline
Latham said: ?You?d have
thought after Jimmy Savile the BBC would have
cleaned up their act.?
The BBC said the charity was not licence-fee
funded. The DfID said it
had no record of sexual
misconduct allegations.
No diesel
court win
DIESEL car drivers face
bans from city and town
centres to cut pollution.
German
campaigners
had sued dozens of cities,
saying they had a duty to
improve air quality.
And in a landmark
ruling yesterday, judges
said vehicles failing the
latest Euro-6 emissions
standard can be banned.
Experts say it could set
a precedent and lead to
similar bans in the UK.
Brit drivers face charges of up to � to drive
in the country?s most
polluted areas from next
year under the so-called
?toxin tax?.
2GM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
EXCLUSIVE: WILL SNUB TO ELTON
Rift . . . Sheila with
Sir Elton after the
singer received
knighthood in 1998
5
By TOM WELLS, Chief Reporter
SIR Elton John?s mum
Sheila changed her will
just three weeks before
her death ? and left her
superstar son two urns
and some family photos.
Sheila Farebrother, 92, who
died in December after seemingly healing their nine-year
rift, also snubbed the singer?s
sons Zachary and Elijah and
husband David Furnish.
?Like a son? . . Bob Halley with Sheila
and, inset, his tweet after her death
YOUR MUM
GAVE YOU A
ROCKET, MAN
VOTER NOSE BEST
PEOPLE drawn to dictators are more
likely to hate bad body odour.
And fans of democratic figureheads
are less bothered by armpit pong,
according to Swedish researchers.
The findings are linked to a deepseated instinct to avoid infectious diseases, which are associated with nasty
niffs, the psychologists believe. They
think health conscious voters like leaders who will ?suppress radical protest?
and thus reduce the spread of diseases
between groups of people.
The University of Stockholm team
said: ?Those disgusted by smells are
more likely to vote for Donald Trump.?
Sun
THE Cricketers Arms
pub ? which was
boarded
up
five
years ago ? has
been named Britain?s
best
after
reopening in St Helens, Merseyside.
SPOT
But former assistant and chauffeur Bob Halley ? whose departure
from Sir Elton?s inner circle in
2008 sparked the family feud ? got
half of her �4,000 fortune.
He knew nothing of the bequest
until told by The Sun last night.
Speaking from his gated �illion West Sussex home, he said:
?It?s a surprise to me. I don?t know
what you?re talking about.?
The other half was split between
the Rocket Man legend?s halfbrother Frederick Farebrother and
Sheila?s friend Deborah Woodward.
Last night a source told The Sun:
?Sir Elton is worth �0million but
it?s not the money that matters. It
very much looks like Sheila was
determined to make one final point
to her son in her will.?
Sheila?s will was signed on
November 10 ? 24 days before her
death last year on December 4.
The only mention of Sir Elton
comes in a brief paragraph that
states: ?I give to my son Elton
John free of all taxes my two
Batignani blue/gold urns and my
photographs of mother in uniform
and grandfather in uniform.?
Sheila said her son asked her to
?drop? Bob when he left his entourage after 30 years. But she refused
saying Bob, 71, was ?like a son?.
In 2015 she said of their row:
?He told me I thought more of
Bob Halley than I did of my own
son. I said to him, ?And you think
more of that f***ing thing you
married than your own mother?.?
Sheila?s open attack on David
Furnish led to a war of words
between mother and son that
lasted almost a decade.
She blamed Furnish, 55, for
axing Bob and ex-manager John
Reid, but Sir Elton?s friends claim
Bob quit of his own accord.
Their relationship hit rock bottom when Sheila and Bob hired
an Elton tribute act for her 90th
birthday as the star stayed away.
But they appeared to have
buried the hatchet in May last
year as Sir Elton tweeted a Happy
Mother?s Day message to Sheila.
And after her funeral in December, he wrote online: ?Thank you
for bringing me into the world.?
Sir Elton?s representatives did not
respond to requests for comment.
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Family life . . .
Sir Elton with
hubby David
?BEA HUNK?S MINE?
CLAIMS Princess Beatrice is dating
her personal trainer have been shot
down ? by his girlfriend.
Single Beatrice, 29, enjoyed a meal
out with James Williams, 37, before
they left in his �0,000 Bentley.
The pair looked uncomfortable when
snapped outside a top Italian restaurant
in West Hollywood, California. But US
reality star Lucinda Aragon, 26, told
The Sun she was dating Brit James.
She said: ?The reports of James and
Beatrice have not upset me. They?re
just friends. He was being a gentleman
by showing her home. We?re just having a good laugh at all the comments.?
6 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Writer Penny dies
BEST-SELLING novelist Penny
Vincenzi has died aged 78.
The ex-journalist, right, whose
books include A Perfect Heritage, The Best of Times and An
Absolute Scandal, sold more than
seven million copies worldwide.
Born in Bournemouth, widowed
Penny had four children. Fellow
author Sophie Kinsella said:
?I will really miss her.?
2GM
BRITAIN IN GRIP
Flakes fail
for trains
RAIL bosses apologised
yesterday for needlessly
cancelling services.
Network
Rail
axed
trains on rural Greater
Anglia routes yesterday
and today, with a limited
number on main lines.
Snow fell in parts of
Norfolk, Suffolk and
Essex, but the anticipated heavy deluge was
further south in Kent.
A full service should
resume today.
PM: NET
HAS TO
Four
killed
in
ACT ON horror smashes
SLAVES
Web ?fuels sex trade?
Schools shut
SOUTHEND, ESSEX
Snow-covered palm trees along River Thames
By STEVE HAWKES, Deputy Political Editor
THERESA May will today slam web
giants for failing to stop ?barbaric? gangmasters selling migrant slaves for sex.
She will say the internet is ?increasingly
enabling? gangs to condemn young women to
a life of prostitution once trafficked to Britain.
And the PM will demand social media companies
use their technology to identify ads featuring victims
on adult service websites
and take them down.
She
will
say
the
Government and National
Crime
Agency
are
already
trialling
their
own software and that it
has led to new leads.
But No10 says giants
such as Facebook, Google
and Twitter now need to
lend their muscle to the
fight to ?bring more perpetrators of this horrendous crime to justice?.
In comments released
Demand . . . Mrs May
last night, Mrs May says:
?Modern slavery destroys prevent trafficking-related
the lives of some of the material from appearing
most vulnerable in our on their platforms.?
society. All too often we
A No10 summit today
see criminal gangs coerce with
Home
Secretary
people with false prom- Amber Rudd, the Joint
Committee,
ises of a better life, only Intelligence
National
Crime
to treat their victims as the
commodities for sexual Agency, Interpol and Met
Police will discuss what
exploitation.
?What is clear is that more can be done to
the internet is giving tackle modern slavery.
Experts say there are
them the space to do this
and
enabling
these up to 13,000 slavery victims in the UK. But NCA
barbaric crimes.
?As hosts of user gen- boss Will Kerr last year
erated content, internet warned the figures are
companies
can
and the ?tip of the iceberg?.
should be doing more to steve.hawkes@the-sun.co.uk
Court bid to wipe
Google crime link
THE chairman of anti-press group
Hacked Off is trying to wipe
reports of a wealthy businessman?s
?notorious? crimes from Google in
a landmark High Court battle.
Hugh Tomlinson QC, right, wants
the search engine to remove two
links to stories about his client?s
imprisonment for false accountancy in the 1990s. Antony White
QC, for Google, said spent convictions related to ?serious business
malpractice?. The case continues.
M20, KENT
Motorway traffic at a standstill near Ashford
& roads jammed
Panic-buyers
fight over milk
LONDON
Snow cloud over the capital
snapped from police helicopter
BRUTAL
TRANSPORT
bosses
issued
a
warning to beware of
fake social media accounts
offering ticket refunds due to
snow disruption. Transport for
Greater Manchester says scamsters have created unofficial
Facebook and Twitter accounts
in the last 24 hours requesting
customers? addresses. Worryingly, they even ask when
users would be home,
so vouchers ?could
be delivered?.
THE Beast from the
East brought death and
travel chaos to snow-hit
Britain yesterday.
Up to 8in of snow fell
across
swathes
of
the
nation, sending temperatures plunging to -9C (16F).
Four people died on the
roads, where treacherous driving conditions led to a string of
serious accidents. Hundreds of
By PAUL SIMS
train services and dozens of
flights were cancelled.
Schools were closed, giving
thousands of children a day off,
while football games and court
hearings were also postponed.
And the disruption could get
worse with a further 8in of
snow set to fall today.
Met Office chief forecaster
Frank Saunders said parts of
the country could see their
coldest spell since 1991 with
freezing rain on the way.
The Beast, so named because
it is brought by cold air rushing
across Europe from Russia, is
expected to keep Britain shivering until mid-March.
Yesterday, three people died
in a head-on crash involving a
Renault Clio and a lorry on the
A15 at Baston, Lincs.
Police said they dealt with
more than 20 crashes in the
region
during
the
morning
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
OF BLIZZARDS FROM EAST
Life saved
by drone
..BOTTY &
THE BEAST
A DRIVER who got lost
after
crashing
was
saved from hypothermia
after police sent up a
heat-seeking drone.
The man, now recovering in hospital, wandered off after his car
flipped on the A16 near
Ludborough, Lincs.
A passer-by alerted
police who found him
?unresponsive
and
hypothermic? in a deep
ditch 500ft away.
7
ROCHESTER, KENT
Helpful passers-by push a stranded vehicle stuck in the snow during a blizzard yesterday
BRIGHTON
Chilly round the willy . . . swimmer yesterday
THE cold weather failed
to stop a cheeky member
of Brighton Swimming
Club taking a dip yesterday ? even though the
sea was a bracing -5C.
Labour?s Jeremy Corbyn
also enjoyed himself lobbing snowballs at Westminster. And around the
UK kids got the day off
school to go sledging.
WESTMINSTER
NEARLY
4,000 gritters
and 500 dedicated
snow ploughs are on
standby for the big freeze.
Yorkshire and Humberside has
the most gritters at 795, while
London has the least at 42.
RAC Foundation director Steve
Gooding said its figures show
?lessons have been learned?
after
officials
were
?caught on the hop? in
2009/10
and
2010/11.
WHITBY, YORKS
& THE BEAST
Snow buddies . . . children enjoy some sledging
rush-hour. They also helped
rescue 45 schoolchildren from
their bus after it slammed into
a car and skidded off the road.
A fourth driver was killed in
a separate smash on the A47 in
Cambridgeshire.
On the A120 in Essex, 17 cars
were involved in a pile-up
Colchester
and
between
Elmstead Market, police said.
Kent, where the county council declared a snow emergency,
was badly hit with stranded lor-
ries blocking the M20 and more
disruption on the M2.
Shoppers cleared shelves and
cops were called to a superstore
in Lenham to deal with three
shoppers fighting over milk.
British Airways axed dozens
of Heathrow flights and Liverpool airport?s runway was shut.
Excited MPs tweeted pictures
as spectacular clouds brought
white-out
blizzards
to
the
capital. Labour?s Sarah Champion wrote: ?Wow! Who knew
London had weather?!? Three
serious amber warnings will
last until Friday.
And tomorrow is expected to
be the coldest March day on
record ? as Storm Emma
arrives, bringing blizzards, gales
and sleet as it meets the Beast.
But temperatures in the Arctic
were 4C (39F) and have stayed
above freezing for a record nine
consecutive days.
paul.sims@the-sun.co.uk
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
THREE-DAY
FORECAST
TODAY TOMORROW FRIDAY
Smash . . . car wreck at Baston
High: 1癈
Overnight
low: -9癈
High: 3癈
Overnight
low: -12癈
High: 6癈
Overnight
low: -9癈
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10p bottle
Pret plan
SANDWICH chain Pret a
Manger will test a 10p
deposit return scheme for
plastic bottles.
The chain wants customer feedback on the
idea and plans to run a
trial in Brighton in April.
It hopes adding 10p to
Pret plastic bottles and
paying 10p for returns
will slash plastic waste.
Pret
chief
executive
Clive Schlee wrote online:
?The aim is to understand how many bottles
are returned and to see
if it encourages more
customers to opt for a
reusable bottle.?
The scheme could be
extended across the UK
during autumn this year.
GPs get
cuts cut
GPs are being offered
cash for sending fewer
patients to hospital.
They can get up to
half of any savings
that arise and help
NHS bosses cut costs.
The incentives are
in controversial deals
offered to doctors in
five areas of England.
Critics fear less scrupulous GPs will make
referral decisions for
financial, rather than
medical, reasons.
Dr Peter Swinyard,
from the Family Doctor
Association, said: ?It
means GPs are paid to
not look after patients.?
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MOVIE STARS? TAKE 3
By CHLOE MAYER
MEET the triplets who earn thousands
starring in film and TV hits.
Three-year-olds Kuzey, Koray and
Ayaz Cerikci first appeared in the
BBC?s Silent Witness aged five months.
And now the trio, of Chelmsford,
Essex, will star in Sky Atlantic?s new
drama Save Me, starting tonight.
DOCTOR FESTER
By NICK McDERMOTT
29%
dissatisfied with
NHS as a whole,
up from 15%
in 2014
PATIENT
satisfaction
with GPs is at a record
low, a poll shows.
Only 65 per cent were
pleased with their family
practice last year, down
from 80 per cent in 2009.
It was the worst since the
British Social Attitudes Survey
began in 1983 and follows an
increase from ten days in 2015
to 13 now to see a GP.
Overall NHS dissatisfaction
Satisfaction ratings
for GPs at record low
was 29 per cent, nearly double
the 15 per cent in 2014, while
satisfaction was 57 per cent,
down six per cent on 2016.
Patients blamed long waits
for GP and hospital appoint-
ments, staff shortages and a
lack of spending, revealed the
poll of 3,300 patients.
Ruth
Robertson,
of
The
King?s Fund health think-tank,
said family doctors were once
seen as the ?jewel in the NHS
crown? and that the survey was
an ?unmistakable message that
general practice is in decline?.
Professor Helen-Stokes Lampard, head of the Royal College
of GPs, said of the poll: ?It is
extremely distressing news for
hard-pressed GPs who work
flat out to do their very best
for their patients in increasingly difficult circumstances.?
The Department of Health
and Social Care said the report
showed most people were satisfied with the NHS.
nick.mcdermott@the-sun.co.uk
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
STAR?S MENTAL HEALTH
LTH FIGHT
Victim . . . Viktorija, 22
Blast kills
mum on
2nd day
at store
By DAN SALES and
NICK PARKER
A MUM on her second
day at work was yesterday confirmed as the
fifth victim of a convenience store blast.
Viktorija Ljevleva, 22,
was on duty in the
Zabka
supermarket
in
Leicester when the explosion ripped through the
shop and flat above at
7pm on Sunday.
Zabka
owner
Aram
Kurd, 33, who had been
in the storeroom, said:
?She was so young. I am
very upset.?
Mary
Ragoobeer,
46,
and her sons Shane, 18,
and Sean, 17, who lived
upstairs, are missing.
Leah Beth Reek, 18,
Shane?s girlfriend, is also
feared dead.
Mary?s son Scotty, 15,
was last night fighting for
his life in hospital. The
blast is thought to have
been a gas explosion.
Apes ape
language
TWO closely-related ape
species use the same sign
language, scientists claim.
Chimps and bonobos
have been found to have
gestures
with
shared
meanings that researchers think are biologically
inherited ? and may even
extend to humans.
It is surprising as the
two African ape cousins
last shared ancestors two
million years ago.
The University of York
team are now to examine
if humans share any of
these ape gestures.
For the study, they
defined the meanings of
33 bonobo gestures and
compared them to those
of chimpanzees.
Pint cost
cheaper
BEER is almost 188 per
cent more affordable in
supermarkets than it was
30 years ago, a study says.
But experts warn more
accessible booze leads to
?greater harm? in society.
After price adjustment
for inflation and income
growth, wines and spirits
are 131 per cent cheaper
in stores and 34 per cent
in
bars,
hotels
and
restaurants.
The Institute of Alcohol
Studies found beer is 22
per cent more affordable
than in 2012 and wine
and spirits 14 per cent.
IAS
boss
Katherine
Brown said it strengthens
the case for minimum
unit pricing on booze.
COINING IT
A 3rd century Roman
coin found by a metal
detectorist in a field in
Winchester, Hants, has
sold at auction for �000.
I?ve got a
disease in
my head
..it wants
to kill me
Show . . Robbie on
stage in Auckland
earlier this month
Left to
my own
devices I?m
inclined to
sabotage
everything
I?ve been
close [to
dying] so
many times
..it?s a roller
coaster
SAYS ROBBIE WILLIAMS
ROBBIE
Williams
has
revealed the true extent of
his mental health problems
? saying he?s battling a
?disease in my head? which
wants to ?kill him?.
The superstar Brit singer, 44,
claimed he?s come close to
death ?so many times? and
compared his roller-coaster life
to George Michael, who died
on Christmas Day 2016.
Currently in Australia on his The
Heavy Entertainment Show tour,
Robbie said he fears for his life if
he is ever left alone.
He said: ?Fortunately and unfortunately, left to my own devices, I?m
inclined to sabotage everything.
?I?ve got a disease that wants to
kill me and it?s in my head, so I
have to guard against that.
?Sometimes it overwhelms me and
sometimes it?s a tool I need to get
on stage. Sometimes I live in bliss
and it?s wonderful.
?But most of the time I?m human
? having a human experience,
trying to deal with the trials and
tribulations
of
what
goes
on
between my ears.? Robbie opened
By STUART PINK, Deputy Showbiz Editor
up on mortality when asked about
the impact on him of former
Wham! singer George?s death.
The pair, who the ex-Take That
star described as ?acquaintances
who were fond and bitchy about
each other?, trod similar career
paths ? each leaving a hit band to
forge hugely successful solo ventures
and become icons in their field.
But their achievements came as
they battled their own muchpublicised demons which threatened
to curtail their success.
Robbie first realised he had a
problem at 19. But after getting
sober in his early twenties, he
relapsed several times
and entered rehab in
2007
on
his
33rd
birthday, claiming he
was ?24 hours from
death?.
He also had problems with anxiety,
weight and stage
fright. Asked if
George?s
death made
him reassess
his life, he
said:
?The
things I?ve put myself through, I?ve
been close to . . . It?s like, ?By the
grace of God go I?. It?s been so close
so many times.
?It?s been a very similar roller
coaster, yes. And I miss George
Michael, I wish he was here.
?Was it 2016 when everybody
popped off? It was just a dreadful
year, all of everybody?s heroes
disappear, you?re realising you?re not
immortal and never more so than
being 43 having two kids.
?It was just a dreadful thing to
happen and I miss him.?
Just over two months ago, Robbie
told The Sun he spent seven days
in intensive care last September
after doctors found abnormalities on
his brain
that
?looked
like
Star . . with wife and tot ?Teddy?
blood?. He was forced to cancel the
Russian dates of his Heavy Entertainment Show tour after falling ill
backstage at a stadium in Zurich.
He was then flown to London for
emergency tests before being told to
recover back home in LA for two
months. Robbie said: ?It gave me a
real scare because I?ve been in
some dark places before ? but back
then I was 23, 27 or 32.
?Once you?ve been on the planet
for 43 years, you realise that ? even
if you?ve got everything that I have
? you?re not invincible. So from
now on I?m going to look after
myself a lot more carefully.?
The star, who has sold 75million
albums and won a record 18 Brit
Awards, wed US actress Ayda Field
in 2010. She is mum of his daughter
Theodora ?Teddy? Rose, five, and
three-year-old son Charlton.
And Robbie credits her with
saving his life by keeping him clean
? straight after their first date when
the singer was so high on drugs he
was ?clucking like a chicken?.
He said: ?She nursed me, gave me
exactly what I needed at that
moment, a bit of loving. She saw
me at my worst the first night. And,
quite interestingly, liked it.?
stuart.pink@the-sun.co.uk
9
10 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Flaky Britain
SHOPPERS panic-buying bread and milk
and fighting in the aisles before a single
snowflake has fallen.
Rail firms cancelling trains hours or
days in advance, just in case.
OK, some areas have had heavy falls.
The over-reaction elsewhere is bonkers.
No wonder Remainers sell Brexit scares
so easily to a nation left hysterical by snow.
response, Israel shot down an
Iranian drone that entered its
airspace but has since lost an
F16 strike plane to Iran.
And
earlier
this
week,
Foreign
Secretary
Boris
Johnson warned the UK
would
back
airstrikes
against Assad if chemical
weapons were used again.
Here is our guide to the
major
plaayers
in
this
humanitarian tragedy, and
an outline of what
they are fighting for.
What the world
wants for Syria
UNITED KINGDOM
THE RAF has been bombing IS targets in
Syria for just over two years.
In 2013, Parliament voted against
sending in the bombers in response to
Assad launching a chemical attack in
Eastern Ghouta.
But in December 2015, MPs voted to
allow airstrikes against IS fighters in the
country.
It followed an RAF drone attack in
September that killed two British-born IS
fighters, Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin,
who had been plotting an attack in Britain.
In the hours after that Commons vote in
2015, four Tornado GR4 strike aircraft left
Cyprus and hit the Omar oilfield in Eastern
Syria, a major source of cash for
IS terrorists.
FREE SYRIAN ARMY
REBEL group the Free Syrian Army (FSA)
is a loose band of armed brigades formed
in 2011 by civilians and defectors from the
Syrian army.
They control the Damascus suburb of
Eastern Ghouta, where 400,000 people are
trapped by Russian-backed bombing raids.
They lost control of second city Aleppo in
December 2016 after a four-year battle with
government forces.
They remain in control of limited areas in
north-west Syria.
Other rebel groups include Al Qaeda offshoot Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Iran-backed
Hezbollah and the Syrian Democratic
Forces, dominated by the Kurdish People?s
Protection Units, known as YPG.
Raqqa
IRAQ
THE Saudis have been
secretly backing rebels
? as a defeat for Assad
would be a defeat for
Iran and give Saudi
Arabia the chance to
exert its influence there.
SYRIA
U.S.A.
WHO CONTROLS
WHAT IN SYRIA?
Aleppo
SAUDI ARABIA
ISRAEL
FOR years Israel has been fighting to stop
Iran getting nuclear weapons and fears the
Iranians could use Syria as the launchpad
for a strike. Tensions between the countries
reached an all-time high this month.
An Israeli F-16 jet was shot down on its
return from a raid on a Syrian position that
was blamed for launching an Iranian drone
across the border.
Peter Korzun, an expert on war and
conflicts, said the move had escalated into
a ?major fight? as he warned that the
?drumbeat of war? was getting louder.
TURKEY
Afrin
Homs
AFTER pledging to drive IS out of
Syria, US warplanes have been
conducting a targeted bombing
campaign since 2014.
President Obama refused to bomb
in retaliation to chemical attacks. But
last April Donald Trump ordered US
warships to fire Tomahawk cruise
missiles on an Assad base used to
launch a chemical attack on rebels in
Idlib, killing 89 including 30 children.
The US is working with Kurds in
northern Syria and several thousand
troops are on the border with Iraq.
Palmyra
N
IT is grimly ironic the massive Libor fines
levied over banks? dirty dealings have
triggered a murky scandal of their own.
But this near �illion fund, mostly
earmarked for armed forces charities,
has been routinely pilfered to bail out
Government departments.
Yes, the projects they have paid for
have generally been laudable. But the
fines were not meant for them.
The Cameron Government clearly considered such sleight of hand fair, with
money so tight. But the charities, and
the forces families they support, have
been short-changed by a fund which
should have been a game-changer.
With Government borrowing figures
improving, Chancellor Philip Hammond
should lend them a hand.
people. Having started as a
peaceful pro-democracy uprising, the conflict has escalated
to leave Syria a war-torn
playground for some of the
world?s most powerful nations
to settle old scores.
Russia is backing President
Bashar al-Assad, pictured, and
has vetoed 11 UN resolutions
against him. The US and UK
are bombing parts of the
country to target IS, who are
also being fought by Syria?s
Kurdish resistance groups.
But
our
Nato
allies
Turkey are attacking the
Kurds as they fear their
own Kurdish people will
push for independence.
Iran is backing Assad?s
forces stationed near
Is ra e l i - o c c u p ie d
Golan Heights. In
NO
Lie-bor fines
MIKE RIDLEY
Mediterranean
Sea
THE very last thing businesses need is a
Corbyn government. The economic damage
would be vastly greater than anything
Brexit can throw at them. It is time they,
along with millions of voters, woke up to it.
When the europhile CBI talks up Corbyn?s muddled, delusional idea of a new
customs union with the EU as putting
?jobs and living standards first? it is letting Brexit overwhelm common sense.
Labour is committed to a tax war on
companies, to hammering the City, to big
income tax hikes, to borrowing mindblowing sums. It is threatening to take
investors? assets with no compensation.
All of this would put hundreds of thousands on the dole as night follows day.
Many people want change ? and fair
enough. But we have grown up in a
country blessed by benign governments,
however much we moan about them.
Voters kid themselves that extremists
who reduce economies to rubble can
emerge only in far-flung countries like
Venezuela or Zimbabwe.
They must get wise to Corbyn, John
McDonnell and the supporters of the
murderous regimes of Stalin and Mao
advising them. These people are not
planning a gentle leftwards tweak on
the tiller. They want revolution.
They have waited their entire lives for
a chance. If they ever get the numbers
in Parliament, they will not let it slip.
The Press would be first. Business next.
The consequences for workers and
job-creating firms would be apocalyptic.
The CBI is in cloud cuckoo land flirting
with a party which would destroy it and
the firms it purportedly represents.
The
five-hour
pause
in
hostilities was meant to allow
for humanitarian aid in the
rebel-held area of Eastern
Ghouta, which has been under
government siege since 2013.
It is the latest setback in a
a war that has been raging
for seven years, claiming the
lives of nearly half a million
By
BA
Wrecking crew
FIGHTING continues to
rage in Syria as the latest
ceasefire attempt broke
down on the first day.
INSPIRED by the Arab
Spring uprisings, prodemocracy campaignEastern Ghouta
ers took to the streets
in the city of Deraa in
2011. They were met
DAMASCUS
with deadly force by
President Assad,
AN
whose security
RD
forces opened fire.
JO
Seven years on,
Assad?s forces control the
Source: Institute for
capital Damascus, second city
the Study of War
Aleppo and are closing in on the rebel
stronghold of East Ghouta.
TURKEY
LE
SAYS
PROXY WAR POWERS AMID CARNAGE
IS R A E L
Sun
THE
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RUSSIA
RUSSIA, which leases the Mediterranean
port of Tartus from Syria, entered the war in
2015 and is now the biggest supplier of
arms there.
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants
to flex his muscles on the world stage by
backing the Syrian government.
The country has vetoed a string of UN
resolutions against Assad.
Syrian government
forces
IS
Kurdish forces
Rebel forces
Mixed Control
Con?ict
IRAN
IRAN backed Assad with ground troops to
establish its presence in the Middle East.
The country funnels money and fighters
through militant group Hezbollah, based in
Lebanon, and believes the West and almost
all Arab countries are in league to bring
down Assad.
It counted Syria as its only Arab ally during
its eight-year war with Iraq in the Eighties.
465,000 killed in 7 years
ON Monday the Turkish army took control
of Kurdish-held Afrin in northern Syria.
The Turks are readying for a new battle
against Kurds from the YPG, who have
been battling IS in Syria, backed by foreign
countries including the UK.
Turkey?s large Kurdish population have
long wanted independence and Turkey
fears the Kurds will use the Syrian conflict
to launch their own fight for freedom.
Earlier this month the Kurds shot down
their first Turkish military helicopter.
AL QAEDA AND I.S.
THE chaos also attracted Al Qaeda and IS.
Within a year, these Jihadi terrorists had
seized Raqqa and a series of oilfields that
provided them with cash.
After the battle for Raqqa last autumn, IS
has lost 98 per cent of the land it once held.
Their only foothold is Abu Kamal,
surrounded by Assad forces to the west
and Kurdish fighters in the east.
3m children have known nothing but war
1m refugees to Europe, biggest exodus since WW2
s
12m forced from home
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
FURY AS �6M TAKEN FROM CHARITIES
Amputee
?pay? call
BRITAIN?S
first
triple
amputee from the Afghan
conflict, Mark Ormrod,
below, urged ministers to
?reimburse? the missing
�0million Libor cash to
forces? charities.
The ex-Royal Marine,
33, lost his legs and right
arm after stepping on a
Taliban
landmine
on
Christmas Eve in 2007.
But he had to raise
�0,000 himself for artificial limbs from the US.
He said: ?There?s lots
of
guys
more
severely
injured
than me. They will
need carers and
physio
treatment
for life, and all of
them have to come
up with funds to pay
for that.?
MINISTERS RAID
HEROFundCASH
POT
used to plug budgets
EXCLUSIVE by TOM NEWTON
DUNN and BEN LAZARUS
CABINET ministers have
secretly taken �6million
from a pot for forces?
charities to plug shortfalls
in their own budgets, The
Sun can reveal.
The cash was used to
bail out what should have
been routine state spending. Last
night charity chiefs told of their
fury at the underhand top-ups ?
with one branding it ?a disgrace?.
Ex-Chancellor George Osborne said
in 2012 that �3million fines on banks
for scandals like fixing the Libor
lending rate would go to ?Armed Forces and Emergency Services charities?.
But a Sun investigation found ministers from the Treasury, MoD and
Department for Education repeatedly
raided the pot in the last five years.
Meanwhile, Help for Heroes got just
�1million in grants ? less than one
HELP FOR ZEROES
Five worst cases of government
spending bailed out by charity fund
�m to build the
Defence and National
Rehabilitation Centre
�0k to renovate welfare
facilities at RAF Brize Norton
�5m to replace Sea
Cadets' sailing dinghies
�0k to erect an Outdoor
Centre for Royal Navy sailors
at HMS Temeraire
�0m to Department for
Education to fund 50,000
apprenticeships
per cent of the pot. Chief exec Mel
Waters said: ?It?s a disgrace that our
brave Servicemen and Servicewomen
are having to go cap-in-hand.?
Tory MP Johnny Mercer called for a
full inquiry, adding: ?The amount
wasted is almost criminal.?
The Treasury insisted that all the
cash had been intended for ?worthy
causes?, with a spokesman saying:
?Funding for centres and facilities is
consistent with making a difference to
the Armed Forces community.?
The Sun Says ? Page Ten
MICHELLE
UNMASKED
Holby girl
death an
overdose
By ALEX WEST
HOLBY City star John
Michie?s daughter died
after taking an overdose
of ecstasy and ketamine
at a music festival, an
inquest heard yesterday.
The body of Louella
Fletcher-Michie, 25, was
found at Bestival in September and tests show
drugs killed her, with her
airways becoming blocked.
During the festival at
Lulworth Castle, Dorset,
cops warned of ecstasy
pills containing unknown
chemicals.
Model Louella, whose
dad, 61, was Karl Munro
in Coronation Street and
now plays Guy Self in
Holby City, attended the
festival with rapper boyfriend Ceon Broughton.
Broughton,
28,
of
Enfield, North London, is
charged with manslaughter by gross negligence.
The inquest in Bournemouth was adjourned.
By NICOLA FAHEY
MICHELLE Keegan peeks out of
her eye mask for a shoot ? as
she opens up about marriage.
The ex-Corrie star, 30, was
filming BBC drama Our Girl
in South Africa and Malaysia
last year while hubby Mark
Wright, 31, was in the US.
She recalled: ?I remember
FaceTiming him surrounded
by cattle and mud. He was in
Nobu in Malibu having cocktails
saying, ?Aw babe, look at the
view!? I said, ?Do you want to
see my view???
l The full interview appears in the April issue
of Cosmopolitan, inset, on sale March 1.
Picture: COSMOPOLITON/MATTHEW EADES
Shop ?til
you drop
A DAD who delivered his
baby daughter in a bus
stop outside a shopping
centre has named her
after the complex.
Kevin Lee, 36, got stuck
in traffic as he drove
pregnant wife-to-be Hannah Jarvis to hospital.
He pulled up outside
The Meadows in Camberley, Surrey, where Hannah, 28, had a healthy 8lb
9oz baby 90 seconds later.
The couple, of Bracknell, Berks, have named
her Amelia Meadow. Window cleaner Kevin said:
?We had to have Meadow
in there somewhere.?
?ROBOT? COACH BID
BRITAIN?S first driverless shuttle bus
service is to be trialled in a bid to
encourage green commuting.
Ministers have agreed to put �2million into a plan to build six vehicles
each seating from ten to 15 people.
They will run on a two-mile guided
busway between Cambridge Railway
11
Station and Trumpington village. Cambridge county council, part-funding the
initiative, said: ?The trial will pave the
way for an autonomous shuttle service.
?If successful, self-driving vehicles
could then be rolled out elsewhere.?
The prototype vehicles will be tested
next year and take fares from 2020.
Sun
ICE
cream
seller
Frank Penna, 85,
has sold three million
cones
since
starting his trade in
Hull aged 14 ? and
insists on only serving vanilla flavour.
SPOT
SEA DIP BUGS RISK
SWIMMING in the sea substantially
increases the risk of suffering ear infections and makes picking up tummy bugs
a third more likely, say researchers.
Earache rose by 77 per cent, according to analysis of 19 studies involving
more than 120,000 people from the UK,
US, Australia and New Zealand. The
research, published in the International
Journal of Epidemiology, blamed pollution by industrial waste, sewage and
run-off from farmland.
Dr Anne Leonard, of University of
Exeter Medical School, said: ?Pollution
is still an issue affecting swimmers in
some of the world?s richest countries.?
12 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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Jane
CELEBS,
GIVE US A
BREAK-UP
ACTRESS Alicia
Silverstone, star of
Clueless, has split from
husband Christopher
Jarecki after 13 years of
marriage but they ?still
deeply love and respect
each other and remain
very close friends?.
The Crown star Claire
Foy has separated from
her husband, Stephen
Campbell Moore, below,
four years after they wed,
but ?continue as great
friends with the utmost
respect for one another?.
Pottery queen Emma
Bridgewater has split from
hubby Matthew Rice after
30 years and four kids,
but they ?have
great respect and
love for one
another?.
And, of
course, ?poor
Jen? ? aka
Jennifer Aniston ?
recently announced
that she and fellow actor
Justin Theroux had made
the ?mutual and lovinglymade? decision to
separate.
They added: ?We are
two best friends who have
decided to part ways as a
couple, but look forward to
continuing our cherished
friendship.?
So much love, friendship
and all round respect,
yada yada yada.
It warms the cockles of
the heart and, er, makes
you wonder why they?ve
bothered splitting up.
It?s understandable if
children are involved, I
suppose, but don?t you
wish that, sometimes, a
?sleb? would just issue
a warts ?n? all statement
along the lines of: ?We
were getting on each
other?s t*ts,? or, where
appropriate: ?He/she is
humping someone else??
Moore
@janeM
l
jane.moore@the-sun.co.uk
l
GROWN men are allegedly weeping in to
their meal-for-one trays at the news that
model Emily Ratajkowski has married
Sebastian Bear-McClard after a whirlwind
romance.
They shouldn?t worry too much. Judging by
her glazed expression of boredom on her
wedding day, she?ll be single again soon.
What? Oh, apparently the permanently
pouting Em looks like that all the time.
NEWS that former
One Direction star
Liam Payne and girlfriend
Cheryl Tweedledee-CoalFernandos-Versace are
selling their LA home
has added grist to
the rumour mill that their
relationship has hit a
rough patch. A source
Whyy we must
tiptoe through
minefield of
organ donation
SHORTLY before my father
died of cancer, he declared
that he had donated his
entire body to medical
science.
?I like the idea of a load of
trainee doctors sneaking me out
after hours and taking me to the
pub in a jaunty hat,? he declared
with typical black humour.
When the end finally came, it
was around 6am and within half
an hour we became aware of
various people with clipboards
arriving at the hospice.
Understandably, we were a
little distracted by his death to
ask any questions, but clearly
they were specialists looking to
assess which organs might be of
use to others before what was
left of him was then dispatched
to the nearest medical college.
But, sadly for him, his wish
was not to be fulfilled.
Given that he was riddled with
cancer, his organs were rejected
as unsuitable.
Worse
still,
because
the
medication
had
caused
open
sores on his legs, he was even
ruled out as a body for medical
students to dissect.
And so it came to pass that,
just one hour after his death, we
retreated to a nearby cafe for a
l
EWAN McGREGOR is
all Gilbert O?Sullivan
(alone again, naturally)
after being dumped by the
woman he dumped his
wife for (do try to keep up)
because she reportedly
didn?t like being branded
a ?home wrecker?.
Hmmm. While Mr
McGregor is the one who
took the vows and reneged
on them, the blame for the
split should rest almost
100 per cent at his door.
But his Fargo co-star
Mary Elizabeth Winstead,
above with Ewan, knew
he was married with four
children, so if she didn?t
anticipate the backlash
then she?s worryingly
naive for someone who?s
been acting since she
was four.
Perhaps the explanation
for her sudden volte-face
is the far more pedestrian
reason that once the subterfuge was gone and she
could openly cherish her,
ahem, glittering prize 24/7,
the lustre rapidly wore off.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
comical ?someone had better
order a very long coffin? (he was
6ft 4in) conversation that he?d
have loved.
I tell this rather unorthodox
story of death because a Private
Member?s Bill has been tabled to
change our organ donation system
from
voluntary
to
presumed
consent unless you opt out.
On paper, it makes perfect
sense. After all, there are around
6,500 patients waiting for organs
and statistics from 2016 show that
457 people died while waiting for
a transplant.
But human emotion is not an
exact science.
My father made it clear to us
that he wanted to donate his
organs and, as he?d had cancer
for five years, we?d had time to
come to terms with his demise.
MEMO
So we were prepared for the
to the makers appearance of the clipboard
bo
of ?Henry the Ro bot
brigade, if not their ultimate
sex
hunk? ? the
rejection of his offer.
n: Must
But what if he hadn?t made
aimed at wome e looks
on
his wishes clear? Or had died
try harder. This longer in
nd
spe
d
he?
suddenly
in an accident? Or
like
than we
been much younger? Or, God
the bathroom
rspray
hai
r
ou
all
forbid,
was
a child?
use
,
do
Barry
and nick our s.
Manilow album
Fraught with
complexities
Not much
of a bot
In all of those cases the
prospect of organs being taken
rather than gifted would be
fraught with any number of
complexities arising from unusual
circumstances, raw emotion, acute
shock, religion . . . take your pick.
It?s
an
absolute
minefield.
Added to that, in countries where
presumed consent is already in
place, the jury?s out on whether it
has improved matters.
Better, surely, to invest in a
compelling, long-running TV ad
campaign that urges adults of all
ages to sign up for organ
donation and save their families
the potential angst of having to
decide for them?
And fund extra bereavement
counsellors in hospitals, who
can
get
to
know
families
before approaching them in a
sensitive way.
In the meantime, if you would
like to sign up and haven?t got
round to it, you can do so at
organdonation.nhs.uk.
l
says the problem
stems from Cheryl
being stuck at home
with their baby son Bear
while Liam has to go
away
all
the
time
because of his work.
Understandable,
though. Those parcels
won?t deliver themselves.
USING electrodes
on the scalp,
neuroscientists at Trinity
College, Dublin, have
found a technique to
determine whether your
partner is really listening
to you or is just tuned out
and is making
encouraging noises.
Or you could clip the
electrodes to the
testicles and know for
sure you have their full
attention.
NHS bosses have
banned Cadbury
chocolate bars from
hospital shops and
vending machines
l
across the country.
Hallelujah. A victory for
common sense in the
burgeoning battle
against obesity, right?
Er, no. They?re banned
because health service
managers are resisting a
price hike by Cadbury?s
?greedy? US owners.
THE Voice judge
Will.i.am has been
criticised for charging
fans for copies of his
new novel ?signed? by
a robot.
Those far more
cynical than moi might
suggest it?s been written
by one too.
l
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LABOUR SEX RAP
By MATT DATHAN
LABOUR is today accused
of covering up sex abuse
after 43 women claimed
they were attacked.
A report by LabourToo, a
network of female activists,
said many were ?dissuaded
from pursuing complaints?.
It claimed senior officials took
no action against ?problem individuals? at every level whose
activities were ?common know-
Attacks cover-up claim as
43 women reveal abuse
ledge?. One activist said she quit
the party after being raped at its
annual conference. She alerted an
MP and regional officials but said
?no one cared?. A senior official
was accused of raping and sexu-
ally assaulting two members but
it was ?covered up because of
fears of how it would look?.
Another activist told how at a
dinner an MP ?spent the night
stroking my leg under the table?.
Labour MP Jess Phillips called
for an investigation into the ?horrifying? report, adding: ?People
were ignored, silenced. We need
to draw a line and make sure
this never happens again.?
The report?s recommendations
include calls for an independent
complaints procedure plus compulsory training for all party
staff on how to treat women.
Labour said it has already
appointed a QC to assess its
sexual harassment procedures.
matthew.dathan@thesun.co.uk
?Horrifying? . . Phillips
A JERSEY Royal potato
shortage is looming after
Romanian farm workers
headed home saying it
was too cold to work.
This year?s crop of the
famous spud could be
left to rot in the Channel
Island?s fields as there is
no one to harvest it.
Traditionally, the potatoes were picked by Polish farm hands but they
have stayed away as the
economy booms at home.
A total of 75 Romanians arrived last month to
plug the gap but only 15
or so have stayed.
Grower Charlie Gallichan said: ?The work did
not suit most of them
and some said they found
it was too cold.?
Third net
porn bug
ONE in three Brits has
contracted a virus on a
computer or phone from
viewing porn online.
Experts
say
cyber
crooks
target
X-rated
sites as victims are less
likely to report the crime.
Figures show 1.2million
mobile users encountered
a malware attack last
year. A quarter of those
polled had ?no idea? their
device could get infected.
David Jacoby, of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky
Lab, said Brits are ?being
caught with their pants
down? when it comes to
?digital STIs?.
The survey also found
the average Brit watches
porn five times a week
for 23 minutes a time.
16 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Back wax
court rap
A MAN was arrested after
asking a string of teenage
girls to wax his back.
Piotr Gromczewski, 39
? bullied over his hairy
body as a lad in Poland ?
approached the girls and
invited them into his car.
But he was held after
the teens, as young as 14,
complained
of
feeling
scared and upset, Ipswich
crown court was told.
The forklift driver, of
Colchester, Essex, denied
it was sexually motivated.
He admitted four counts
of attempting to abduct a
child and one of public
nuisance.
He
got
16
months?
imprisonment,
suspended for 18 months.
Death ?by
medium?
A GRIEVING mum killed
herself after a medium
convinced her she could
contact her dead lover,
an inquest heard.
Jenna Greenwood, 31,
was devastated when her
partner of two years took
his own life in 2016.
The health care assistant, who had two children
by
a
previous
partner, hanged herself at
her home in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, the
Bradford inquest heard.
Her
father,
Stephen,
said: ?She had gone to
see a medium, a fortune
teller. Unfortunately, these
people prey on people?s
misery.? Verdict: Suicide.
A VERY VULGAR FEUD: JAMES
By
EMMA PIETRAS
HE calls his ex-wife a
?horrible human being?,
her mum ?Lady Macbeth?
and says his former fatherin-law is a melon-sized
?dwarf?.
In a new and exceptionally
vicious interview with Tatler
magazine,
Petra
Ecclestone?s
flabby playboy ex James Stunt is
on typically undignified form.
EXPLOSIVE . . . April?s Tatler
6 I feel sorry
for him. He?s
destroyed
his own life 7
? BERNIE ECCLESTONE
But anyone who has watched his
behaviour since the breakdown of his
marriage to the heiress ? the daughter of former Formula One tycoon
Bernie Ecclestone ? will hardly be
surprised by his most recent tantrum.
In the latest episode of this vulgar
soap opera, ?billionaire? businessman
Stunt brands the mother of his three
children a ?girl who?s had a lobotomy
and gone to Jonestown? ? a reference
to the former South American cult ?
and ?a C-list celebrity?s daughter?.
With all the charm of a spoilt
child, the 36-year-old also takes aims
at former mother-in-law Slavica,
branding her ?the worst of them all,
she?s like Lady Macbeth?.
?I?m a great, fat,
bloated porker?
Varicose
clots link
VARICOSE veins have
been linked to a five-fold
rise in the risk of a
possibly fatal blood clot.
Sufferers were 5.3 times
more likely to get deep
vein thrombosis, a study
of 425,000 adults found.
They were also almost
twice as likely to get a
clot on the lung and the
circulatory
problem
peripheral artery disease.
Chief researcher Professor Pei-Chun Chen, at
Taiwan?s China Medical
University, said varicose
veins trigger inflammation which may cause
clots to form.
Three
in
ten
Brits
develop the condition.
1GM
RUDE . . . Stunt last year.
Above, Tamara?s post
Last night, Bernie, 87, told The
Sun: ?I feel sorry for him. He?s
managed to destroy his own life.?
The 5ft 3in billionaire hit back at
the jibe about his height, saying:
?Well, it?s fair enough. I?m a little
shorter than the average, I think.
?That?s how he sees it but whether
he sees it when he?s high on his
drugs or when he?s sort of normal I
don?t know.?
Petra?s sister Tamara, 33, told her
396,000 Instagram followers of her
outrage over the interview, which
emerged as Petra and Stunt?s
daughter celebrated turning five.
Tamara wrote yesterday: ?What kind of
a ?man? does this on
his daughter?s birthday. Unless he stops
telling lies about my
family we will have
to start telling the
truth about him.?
Stunt and his former in-laws may be
?billionaires? who live
in mansions, drive
supercars and collect
priceless
art
but
their behaviour is
more akin to guests
on The Jeremy Kyle
Show. Petra, 29, and
Tamara share prac-
Bernie?s a
dwarf..his
ex is Lady
Macbeth..
Petra?s had
a lobotomy
? JAMES STUNT
tically every second of their mundane
yet gilded lives with the world, be it
via social media, interviews with celeb
magazines or Tamara?s reality TV show,
on which she was filmed breastfeeding her three-year-old daughter.
In the tell-all interview ? Stunt?s
first
since
last
October?s
bitter
�5billion divorce ? the show-off
brags he is ?as rich as ever?.
He also boasts he had a �illion
credit line at casinos across the world
but claims his losses are now down
to �,000 a night.
Tellingly, he said he scaled back his
gambling after Petra warned him he
would not be happy when people
stopped calling him a billionaire or a
millionaire, and ?that hit home?.
Despite his grandstanding, the issue
of how he made his fortune, once
said to be �3billion, remains a
thorny one. The godson of convicted
money launderer and alleged gangster
Terry Adams says he made millions
on ?the biggest bet in the world? ?
but many are sceptical.
What is for sure is that he had a
privileged upbringing and was a
Lamborghini-driving playboy when he
was set up with Petra in 2006.
They married in a �million
ceremony five years later.
But Stunt is at pains to point out
that he has never claimed billionaire
status. Seemingly without any irony,
he says: ?I don?t comment on net
worth. It?s rather tacky.?
But in almost the next breath he
brags: ?When people say, ?He made
a few million?, well, hmmm, put a
few hundreds in front of that.?
Since the divorce, Stunt has been
a victim of a �million burglary
at his home, for which he had no
insurance. He told Tatler: ?I?m
1GM
STUNT V THE ECCLESTONES
DADDY?S
GIRLS . . .
Bernie, Petra
and Tamara
IN-LAWS
. . . Bernie
and ex-wife
Slavica
17
GIRL ON
COLLEGE
TRIP IS
RAPED
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
Horror . . . rape was near Potsdamer Platz
Berlin bar attack
AN 18-year-old British student was
raped and beaten by two men in a
shisha bar on a college trip to Berlin.
DATE
NIGHT . . .
Petra and
Stunt in 2011
pretty much s**t out of luck.?
He claims to have dated a
?very famous member of the
Royal Family for four years?
and adds he is friendly with
Prince Charles.
The
businessman
also
reveals he started taking
morphine and Valium like
they were ?Smarties? after
moving to LA with Petra.
Stunt said: ?Suddenly, I?m
addicted, I?m a great, fat,
bloated porker.?
He overdosed ?by accident?
when suffering from undiagnosed pneumonia, which was
?like
giving
Kryptonite
to
Superman?,
but
a
second
alleged ?overdose? was a tropical disease caused by a mosquito bite, which ?stopped my
heart after I fell to the floor?.
Teetotal Stunt kicked the drugs
?in world-record time?, he says.
Bernie branded his daughter?s
ex ?an idiot? and while Stunt
denies making a gun gesture
towards him in court, he admits
to calling Bernie a c***.
He says: ?I didn?t whisper it,
you could hear it in Wales.
Because Bernie is one. But I
have no animosity towards him.
?If he loved anyone at one
point, I?d say it actually was me.?
Stunt says it is ?disgusting?
that he has not seen his daughter and two sons for six months.
Petra has sole custody.
Bernie said: ?He was never close
to them. I don?t know whether
they miss him. I doubt it.?
lThe full interview can be read
in the April issue of Tatler, on sale
from tomorrow.
The girl was visiting the German capital?s
film festival when she ventured into the pipesmoking bar on a night out with pals.
She became separated from the group and was
subjected to a horrifying ordeal by two men who
cornered her. Sources said she was locked in a room
by the pair who raped
EXCLUSIVE
and
viciously
attacked
her as she resisted.
by NICK PARKER
Her
injuries
and
trauma were so severe the night out had been
she spent two nights in sanctioned by teachers.
Cops in Berlin declined
hospital
before
flying
comment on the rape
home with her distraught to
near the city?s Potsdamer
parents last Friday.
Platz or give the location.
A source at her college,
It was unclear whether
which cannot be identi- arrests had been made
fied, said: ?Everyone is so and no description of
shocked.
I
hope
the suspects was released.
police in Berlin find the
Thousands
of
shisha
animals responsible.?
bars have sprung up all
The victim was said to over Germany after a
be among more than 100 huge influx of refugees
students who travelled. from the Middle East.
n.parker1@the-sun.co.uk
It was unclear whether
18 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
19
20 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
CREDIT card firms will have to write off
interest and charges after three years if
they fail to help struggling customers.
The
Financial
Conduct
Authority
has
ordered the lenders to introduce tough rules
within six months to tackle long-term debt.
The watchdog says around 3.3million customers
with 4million accounts between them are in persistent debt. That means
they paid more in interBy STEPHEN BOUVIER
est and charges over 18
months than they paid after three years the
customer is still stuck,
off their original loan.
On average, these cus- card companies will be
tomers fork out �50 in forced to cut or write-off
interest and charges for interest and extra charges.
They want the rules in
every �of debt repaid.
Chris Woolard, of the place by September and
hope
it will save up strugFCA, said: ?Firms need
to help customers break gling customers up to
�3billion
per year.
the cycle of persistent
The FCA says if
debt and ensure
you
took
out �000
those who cannot
on plastic at 19
repay
more
per cent APR it
quickly get help.?
credit card
may take 27 years
The
FCA
wants firms to customers are to pay off, with
�192
in charges.
give
advice
to in persistent
stephen.bouvier
those still in debt
debt
@the-sun.co.uk
after 18 months. If
3.3m
GUESS THESE OPENING LINES TO SONGS
ARGH, what?s that song again? It?s a common
question about tunes stuck in our head. Here,
AMY JONES asks how many of these classics
you can recognise from their opening lines.
!
$
It?s a godawful small affair, to
the girl with the mousy hair.
His palms are sweaty, knees
weak, arms are heavy, there?s
vomit on his sweater already,
mom?s spaghetti.
Out here in the fields, I fight for
my meals.
A green plastic watering can,
for a fake Chinese rubber plant.
At first I was afraid, I was
petrified.
Coming out of my cage and
I?ve been doing just fine.
And now, the end is here, and
so I face the final curtain.
Guess it?s true, I?m not good at
a one-night stand.
Ticking away the moments that
make up a dull day, fritter and
waste the hours in an off-hand way.
%
&
(
)
*
+
,
-
I am an
antichrist,
this is a
lyrics quiz*
Knew he was a killer first
time that I saw him, wonder
how many girls he had loved and
left haunted.
Son, I?m 30, I only went with
your mother cos she?s dirty.
Well I guess it would be nice if I
could touch your body.
This hit, that ice cold, Michelle
Pfeiffer, that white gold.
Somebody said you got a new
friend, does she love you
better than I can?
Old pirates, yes, they rob I sold
I to the merchant ships.
She came from Greece she
had a thirst for knowledge.
You were working as a
waitress in a cocktail bar,
when I met you.
.
/
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
:
;
<
Once upon a time you dressed
so fine, threw the bums a dime
in your prime, didn?t you?
Streets like a jungle, so call the
police, following the herd,
down to Greece.
I was born in a crossfire
hurricane and I howled at the
morning driving rain.
I never thought it would
happen with me and the girl
from Clapham.
There?s a lady who?s sure all
that glitters is gold.
Jesus died for somebody?s
sins but not mine.
In the time of chimpanzees I
was a monkey.
I am the son and the heir,
of a shyness that is criminally
vulgar.
ANSWERS: 1. Life On Mars?, David
Bowie; 2. Lose Yourself, Eminem;
3. Baba O?Riley, The Who; 4. Fake
Plastic Trees, Radiohead; 5. I Will
Survive, Gloria Gaynor; 6. Mr
Brightside, The Killers; 7. My Way,
Frank Sinatra; 8. Stay With Me, Sam
Smith; 9. Time, Pink Floyd; 10. Ready
For It?, Taylor Swift; 11. Kinky Afro,
Happy Mondays; 12. Faith, George
Michael; 13. Uptown Funk, Mark
Ronson
and
Bruno
Mars;
14. Dancing On My Own, Robyn;
15. Redemption Song, Bob Marley;
16. Common People, Pulp; 17. Don?t
You Want Me, Human League;
18. Like a Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan;
19. Girls & Boys, Blur; 20. Jumpin?
Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones;
21. Up The Junction, Squeeze;
22. Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin;
23. Gloria, Patti Smith; 24. Loser, Beck;
25. How Soon Is Now, The Smiths.
CREDIT
CARDS
CLAMP
Tough rules on debt
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* EASY ONE TO GET YOU STARTED: ANARCHY IN THE UK ? SEX PISTOLS
Skunk is
top of pot
HIGH-strength skunk has
flooded British streets to
become virtually the only
type of cannabis available, research suggests.
A study found the powerful strain of the drug
made up the vast majority of police seizures.
The
proportion
of
skunk seized has risen
from 51 per cent in 2005
to 94 per cent in 2016.
King?s College London
scientists say skunk users
have a high risk of suffering psychotic disorders.
They analysed nearly
1,000 drug hauls from
London, Kent, Derbyshire,
Merseyside and Sussex.
Skunk?s rise is due to
falling
availability
of
weaker strains, they said.
Puzzlers?
A.I. threat
CROSSWORD compilers
will soon be replaced by
robots, an expert says.
The puzzle setters come
up with standard questions or cryptic clues of
anagrams and wordplay.
But there are now less
than 100 compilers left in
the UK as computer programs
create
standard
puzzles in seconds.
Artificial
intelligence
cannot quite yet replicate
the
?personality,
penchants and foibles? of
skilled human setters.
But Marc Breman, 56,
who writes 13,500 clues a
year, says AI will make
the last cryptic compilers
redundant in 20 years.
He said: ?Jobs will be
taken by robots.?
TAMING SCREW
1GM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
21
OF
THE
Jail officer quits
after lag ?fling?
EXCLUSIVE by TOM WELLS, Chief Reporter
A PRISON officer quit her job while
being investigated for an alleged fling
with a lag she was guarding.
WEEPY
HOLLY
HOLLY Willoughby weeps yesterday as
Sky Sports host Simon Thomas speaks
of his wife?s death and telling his son
doctors ?couldn?t make mummy better?.
Simon, 45, said Ethan, eight,
?collapsed on the floor? after
hearing Gemma, 40, right, had
died three days after being
diagnosed with leukaemia.
Holly?s This Morning co-host
Phillip Schofield also shed a
tear during the interview.
Mum-of-two Tina Hamilton, 31, resigned
during a probe into claims that she had fallen
for burglar Perry Middlemass behind bars.
But The Sun can reveal
she has seen the thief, 23,
after leaving her job and
even visited him in jail
on Valentine?s Day.
Last night Tina insisted
she quit over ?childcare
issues? and denied misconduct. She said she was
pals with Middlemass as
she had ?worked? with
him at HMP Wandsworth
in South West London.
A source said: ?The
investigation related to
an
allegation
of
an
inappropriate relationship
between Tina and a prisoner. She resigned before
it concluded.?
Jail chiefs launched a
probe
last
December
after reports of inappropriate behaviour in a cell.
It was referred to Scotland
Yard,
but
cops
reportedly
ruled
there
Tina . . and, inset, Middlemass
was too little evidence to
pursue a criminal case.
Tina, of Plaistow, East
London, quit the Prison
Service on December 13.
Middlemass,
serving
seven years, was moved
to another jail soon after.
A Prison Service spokesman said: ?We take all
allegations of staff misconduct very seriously.?
bit
Email: dan.wootton@the-sun.co.uk
Twitter: @danwootton
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GLOBAL
ROMAN KEMP will co-present the
inaugural Global Awards tomorrow
night ? but it looks like he has already
landed the two top prizes.
The Capital FM DJ will share the
hosting duties with ROCHELLE
HUMES, left, and MYLEENE KLASS,
right, who joked: ?We?re going to do a
line count so it?s fair.?
Performers at the radio company?s
entertainment gongs at London?s
bi
Eventim Apollo will include SAM
SMITH, RITA ORA, LIAM PAYNE and
KASABIAN. They will be streamed live
at global.com/awards and on Capital
TV and Heart TV from 7.30pm.
Roman is thankful ED SHEERAN is
not on the bill, explaining: ?If you start
drinking with him you?ll finish drinking
with him by passing out.?
Not the best idea if you?re hosting a
breakfast show the following day.
meter: mags
KELLY BROOK is
used to being in front
of the camera ? but
doesn?t always like
the way she looks.
Speaking to Now, the
model revealed: ?I?m
embracing getting
older and not looking
fabulous all the time.?
attagirl
GEMMA CHAN
has
bagged a role in
Studio?s first fem Marvel
ale
-led
superhero
Captain Marvel, movie
Minn-Erva. It playing
weeks after I revcomes
ealed
her split from bo
yfriend
JACK
WHITEHALL
after six years tog
ether.
Love Island?s OLIVIA
ATTWOOD seems to
have recovered after
being ditched by
CHRIS HUGHES. In
New, she said: ?I did
the whole in bed
crying thing for three
days, but it didn?t
really suit me.?
STORMZY will be
changing things up
for his second
album. Producer
Fraser T Smith told
MusicWeek: ?It?s
going to be an
incredibly exciting
journey and
sophomore album.?
art of stone
bi
pap fab
MICK JAGGER says the
ROLLING STONES will
debut new material for
their UK live shows.
The Sun revealed on
Monday the group will
be playing five gigs on
home soil as part of
their No Filter Tour
starting in May.
Mick said: ?It?s fun for
us to play songs that
we?ve never ever played.
We always find quite a
few of those.
?We try them out on
people, and if they hate
them, we dump them.?
I doubt they make
many duds.
stormin?
SET IN
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SHARON STONE
says she was scared
of returning to acting
after her 2001 stroke.
The star of Sky
Atlantic?s Mosaic,
told Grazia: ?I felt
insecure. But I
certainly didn?t want
anyone to think I did.?
Gary Oldman
marriage after
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MY TEAM: Stuart Pink, Nicola Fahey, Daniel Sperling, Howell Davies and Lucy Jones
STAGE RETURN IS A SCHER THING
NICOLE SCHERZINGER
is eyeing a return to
Broadway ? two years
after snubbing ANDREW
LLOYD-WEBBER?s offer
to appear on Cats.
And I can reveal she
has new managment to
help make it happen.
Nicole has signed with
First Access Entertainment as she relaunches
her career. And PUSSYCAT DOLLS fans will be
relieved to know it won?t
affect their big comeback plans.
An insider said:
?Nicole felt now
was the time to get
a strong team in
place for the next
stage in her
career. She
has music projects on
the go and the Pussycat
Dolls reunion in the
pipeline.
?And there are
talks for Broadway
shows and she still
has her TV work.
?She is working
out what she has
the time to do
and knows new
management will help
make those decisions.?
RITA ORA and ZAYN
MALIK are also on the
roster for the firm,
though ELLIE
GOULDING has
just left after her
agent got a new
job at Sony.
At least that frees
up a coat peg.
Is it all over
for Cheryl?
LABEL FEARS ALBUM WILL FLOP
POURING her heartbreak
into new songs is not
going to help CHERYL
TWEEDY this time.
On top of her relationship
woes with boyfriend LIAM
PAYNE, I can reveal record
label Universal fear she will
never have another hit.
The singer has not released
anything since her difficult
fourth album Only Human in
2014, which peaked at only No7
in the chart.
Now bosses believe the young
fans who listened to her music
will have lost interest by the
time she returns.
A music insider said: ?Cheryl
is in the studio working hard
on a fifth album but there are
concerns she just isn?t relevant
in music any more.
?It has been four years since
she last released anything and
the industry has completely
bi
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from her beloved cloned
Samantha, wh pooch
last year. The sino died
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and is now the served
owner of Miss Vio proud
let and
Miss Scarlett.
changed since then with the
rise of streaming. Universal
fears she has left it way too
long and listeners will not be
that interested. It will be tough
for her to get high-charting
singles like she is used to.
People are now looking at acts
like LITTLE MIX and DUA LIPA.
?The label will let her
release new music to
coincide
with
her
return
to
The
X
Factor
later
this
year but she will
be dropped soon
after if it is not a
hit. She still has a
small
group
of
core fans but they
will
not
be
enough to make
this new music a
success.?
Even huge acts
can find it hard
to return. KATY
PERRY saw only
meagre sales of her fifth album
Witness last year following her
four years away.
Cheryl put out four albums
from 2009 to 2014.
The title track from her last
album, Only Human, failed to
reach the top 100 and was the
lowest-charting single of her
career. Stars from the album
failed to chart.
The Geordie has scored
five No1 singles during her
solo career, with the first
single from each of her
albums going to the top of
the chart ? including 2009
hit Fight For This Love, a
nod to her relationship
with
first
husband
ASHLEY COLE.
She also had four
No1
singles
with
GIRLS ALOUD.
So she should not
be so hasty about
ruling out a band
reunion.
EARLY AMY TRACK FOUND
AMY WINEHOUSE fans were given a
treat yesterday.
A previously unheard demo by the
singer, recorded when she was just 17,
was released online by her former
producer Gil Cang.
Gil revealed she used the song, My
Own Way, to attract the attention of
Island Records, which she signed to in
2003.
Gil had written the song with a pal in
Camden, North London, and got Amy in
to try out singing it for a pitch to record
labels. He recalls: ?She came in to see
us, opened her mouth and just blew us
away. We were struck immediately by
her talent. It was a real jaw on the floor
moment. We were like, ?Wow, yes!??
Amy?s ex-drummer TROY MILLER
said last year that there were many
unreleased songs they had worked on.
Let?s hope they also trickle out.
LOVATOLY
ACTUAL
THE suspense is
over ? but the suspenders
are certainly not.
This is the look that fans can
expect when DEMI LOVATO performs
here in June, after the American kicked off
her world tour in style.
Her costumes have all been hand-picked by
celebrity stylist and America?s Top Model
judge Law Roach, whose other clients have
included ARIANA GRANDE and ZENDAYA.
Singer Demi took to the stage in San Diego on
Monday to start her 46-date Tell Me You Love
Me tour, which includes shows in London,
Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham.
Despite years of performing, she
tweeted before the show: ?I have never
been more nervous/excited for a
tour in my life!!!?
UK Lovatics better get
in the queue now.
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But only 12 per cent of
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BLAIR?S MISTEAK
Restaurant fury as ex-PM?s pals cancel twice in 2 days
TONY Blair and his pals
were accused by a steak
restaurant of costing it
hundreds of pounds by
twice failing to show up.
Thrilled
staff
took
a
booking for a party of 12
including the ex-PM.
The dinner was cancelled at
the 11th hour and rebooked for
EXCLUSIVE by JOHN LUCAS
and HARRY COLE
the following day only for the
same to happen.
Last night bosses of the
Hawksmoor chain, which has
six London restaurants, were
furious. Co-owner Will Beckett
used the firm?s official Twitter
account to blast no-shows.
He said: ?When extremely
famous ex-politicians do it twice
in two days it feels a bit much.?
Will had tried to scribble out
Blair?s name on the tweeted
memo but it could still be read.
It said: ?I?ll quickly get this
Tony Blair thing off my chest.
Tony was among the guests
booked in as a group of 12 on
Saturday night.
?They cancelled last minute,
rebooked for Sunday night and
then did the same thing again.?
The tweet was deleted after
Hannah . . . with lambs
5 lambs
at once?
Ewe are
amazing
By ROBIN PERRIE
Blues &
Royals
PREGNANT Duchess of
Cambridge braves the
cold in blue yesterday.
Kate got a warm hug,
inset, on a visit to the
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
in London from Prof
Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent
who delivered George and
Charlotte. Kate admitted
Prince William was ?in
denial? about their third.
A SHEEP beat odds of a
million to one to give
birth to five lambs ?
which have been named
after
Britain?s
Winter
Olympic medallists.
Farmer Hannah Dean
sat with ewe Shauna
after the first two popped
out and was amazed
when three more arrived.
Hannah, 33, said: ?I
was taken back. To have
four healthy lambs is
rare enough but five is
unheard of. As we won
five medals it seemed
perfect to honour them
by our adorable flock.?
Lizzie (Yarnold), Laura
(Deas), Dominic (Parsons)
Izzy (Atkin) and Billy
(Morgan) were born on
Saturday
at
Hannah?s
family?s farm in Acaster,
North Yorks.
Hannah said Shauna ?
named after Shaun the
Sheep ? and lambs were
doing well.
SAS hero
gong sale
TWO bravery medals of
an SAS founding member who designed its
insignia are to be sold.
Bob Tait joined as it
was set up in World War
Two
and
his
King
Arthur?s Excalibur sword
design with wings is the
cap badge still in use.
Founding officer David
Stirling came up with the
motto ?Who Dares Wins?.
Warrant Officer Tait,
from
Greenock,
west
Scotland, died in 1975.
His medals and other
mementos will fetch an
estimated �,000 at Bosleys auctioneers in Marlow, Bucks, next month.
1,000-MILE ROVERS
Dog owners walk more
than 1,000 miles a year
and play 2,080 rounds of
fetch, a survey revealed.
The Sun got in touch. When
asked if it referred to Mr Blair,
Will said: ?I don?t want to name
and shame.
?It just makes it very
difficult to run restaurants when this kind of
thing happens.?
Pals of Mr Blair said
he had no involvement
with the bookings.
harry.cole@
thesun.co.uk
Restaurant . . .
and Mr Blair
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Nando?s
gets fried
NANDO?S has admitted
its fries are actually
McCain oven chips.
A former worker had
claimed the Portuguese
food chain served them
as well as other frozen
food like pittas, veggie
burgers and cakes.
Now
Nando?s
has
admitted its �50 chips
are
frozen
McCain?s
but
said
they
are
specially developed for
the company.
A spokesman added:
?Some items are delivered frozen, such as
our
hugely
popular
chips which we developed
in
partnership
with McCain and are
exclusive to Nando?s.?
30 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
007 films
guru dies
FILMMAKER Lewis Gilbert, who directed Alfie,
Educating Rita and three
Roger Moore James Bond
movies, has died aged 97.
Brit Gilbert, who had
dementia, died in his
sleep in Monaco, where
he had lived since 1975.
Bond
producers
Michael G. Wilson and
Barbara Broccoli hailed
Gilbert, calling his 007
films
You
Only
Live
Twice, The Spy Who
Loved Me and Moonraker
?classics in the series?.
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A life-size original film
prop of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator is tipped to sell for
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A CHEMICAL found in
scorpion venom could be
used to ease rheumatoid
arthritis, scientists say.
Iberiotoxin was found
to reduce symptoms such
as swelling and stiffness
without any side-effects.
Established
signs
of
arthritis were completely
reversed in some cases in
tests on rats at Baylor
College in Houston, US.
Prof Christine Beeton
said: ?What scorpions can
use to kill an insect, we
can use to treat sickness.?
BILL AND FLED
One in 20 diners have
left a restaurant without
paying ? many because
the bill took too long to
come, a poll found.
UNDERCOVER REE
PREDATORY landlords are
posting ?Rent For Sex?
adverts offering women a
free room or bed in return
for sexual favours.
Across the UK 250,000
women say they have been
offered the arrangement in
the past five years.
And 190,000 female tenants
say they have been propositioned by prospective landlords in the past year,
according to a YouGov poll.
Armed with undercover
cameras,
journalist
Ellie
Flynn, 25, posed as a renter
for a BBC3 documentary
being released today.
Here, she reveals what
happened when she came
face to face with some
of the sleaziest landlords
in Britain.
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IT is a simple, straightforward offer ? a room in a
flat, rent-free, in return for
performing a sexual act
on the owner or having
sex, every second day.
My prospective landlord
continues, with a professional air:
?I?m taking the human aspect out of
it and I?m treating it as a business
transaction.?
He is not alone.
In today?s over-heated property
market, so-called ?Rent For Sex?
deals are a sordid new trend.
I have gone undercover to investigate and am shocked at the huge
range of men openly placing adverts
online for tenants who will pay for
a roof with their bodies.
One middle-aged man tells me he
is renting out his daughter?s bedroom in return for sex, as she has
just left home to go to university.
Another declares matter-of-factly
that I can move into the log cabin
in the garden of his London home
in return for ?a physical arrangement once a week?.
?You could keep
your pyjamas on?
He
adds:
?Nothing
abnormal,
nothing strange.?
Then he warns: ?You?ve gotta
be able to deal with that, if you
can?t deal with that then you
shouldn?t be here.?
In all I meet ten men, ranging
from the 24-year-old in Falkirk,
Scotland, who wants the ?business
transaction? of a sexual favour every
second day, to wealthy older men
with several spare rooms on offer.
But while the men are from all
ages and all walks of life, the
women being targeted by the ad are
all the same ? vulnerable and
desperate for somewhere to live.
For my investigation, I am posing
as a nursing student with nowhere
to stay after getting into debt at
university. I make it clear I am in
dire need.
All the men have placed adverts
on online marketplace Craigslist.
Legally these adverts could be
classed as incitement into prostitution, a crime carrying a sentence of
up to seven years in prison.
But the ads often could not be
clearer, with lines such as ?Will
rent my room out for sex? or ?You
will be attractive, slim and willing
to offer more intimate favours?.
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in posh Chelsea, West London, for a
?submissive female?.
But some are more subtle, such as
the man who admits to being a ?tad
lonely? and wants someone willing
to share a ?friendly bed?.
Another, for a room in Leeds,
seeks a ?hot girl who is willing to
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TRADE IN CHEL
SEA . . . seeking ?su
bmissive? tenant in
West London
lonely, sad, sordid
rld
r of Rent For Sex
says we do not have to have
right away. He tells me: ?If you
me
m to stay on a trial, if you like.
I would like you to sleep in the
d but you could keep your
amas
on.
a
I wouldn?t want anything more
n that until such a time as we
k again, you know. Maybe a week
a couple of weeks? time.?
his
h landlord tells me he has had
e girl take up this arrangement
the past. He explains she had
d a hard life? and insists he did
have sex with her.
ask if he could put me in cont with the young woman, and she
n sends me a message. We
arrange to meet and she agrees to
give me an interview about her
experience with the landlord.
The woman, who I will call
Sarah, tells me she was homeless at
the time she responded to the
Craigslist ad, after leaving home to
escape a violent father.
?He didn?t force himself
on me, so I?m grateful?
She says she did not realise the
advert was a Rent For Sex deal
until she arrived at the middle-aged
landlord?s house and discovered she
would be sharing his bed.
Sarah continued: ?Of course I
didn?t feel entirely comfortable, but
given my circumstances I thought
it?s fine.? She said she made it clear
she
did
not
want
a
sexual
relationship, but says the landlord
kept trying anyway.
Each time he tried to touch her,
she says she felt ?paralysed?.
She added: ?He didn?t force himself on me, so in a sense I am kind
of grateful that he didn?t do that.?
When I ask if she thinks it is sad
that she was reduced to feeling
grateful for not being raped, she
admitted: ?Definitely, now that I
think of it. I found myself apologising for not sleeping with him.?
This is the reality of Rent For Sex
arrangements. Desperate young peo-
ple are forced into grim situations
because they feel they have nowhere
else to go.
Sarah ended up staying for a
considerable time because she had
no other options.
And when I asked the landlord
for a response he said he believed
the fact she stayed with him for so
long, leaving and returning several
times, proved she was not unhappy.
He claimed he never asked for or
had sexual intercourse with her,
and said she thanked him for his
kindness.
At the end of my investigation I
reported 20 Rent For Sex adverts to
Craigslist ? but just two of these
were removed from the site. The
web
classifieds
giant
did
not
respond to The Sun?s request for a
comment last night.
And while posting an advert
offering a free room in exchange for
sex is illegal, it is believed there
have so far been no arrests, charges
or prosecutions for Rent For Sex in
the UK.
Until there are, the unsavoury
reality is that these unscrupulous
landlords will continue to advertise
? and desperate young women will
continue to respond.
lEllie Undercover: Rent For Sex is
available to watch on BBC3, via BBC
iPlayer, from 10am today.
31
32 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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6am Breakfast (S,HD)
9.15 Murder, Mystery And My
Family Examining the murder of
two policemen. (S,HD)
10.00 Homes Under The Hammer
Property auctions. (R,S,HD)
11.00 Wanted Down Under Revisited
Nicki Chapman catches up with
Viv and Darren Stirk. (S,HD)
11.45 Caught Red Handed A pair of
bickering burglars ram a vehicle
into a building. (S,HD)
12.15 Bargain Hunt (R,S,HD)
1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD)
1.30 Regional News (S)
1.45 Doctors Rob gets a series of
phone calls at the station. (S,HD)
2.15 Shakespeare And Hathaway
Private Investigators Frank and
Lu race against the clock. (S,HD)
3.00 Escape To The Country
Ideal rural retreats. (R,S,HD)
3.45 Get Away For Winter An Essex
woman who wants to swap the
UK for Majorca. (S,HD)
4.30 Antiques Road Trip Paul
Laidlaw and Natasha Raskin head
to the city of York. (R,S,HD)
5.15 Pointless Quiz show. (R,S,HD)
6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD)
6.30 Regional News (S)
6am Caught Red Handed (R,S,HD)
6.30 Get Away For Winter (R,S,HD)
7.15 Wanted Down Under Revisited
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sampled life in Perth. (R,S,HD)
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Wright and his guests talk about
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The team tries to stop a criminal
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discovers her husband and
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The smoke rising from Robert?s
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Bethany suffers a harrowing
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(7/15) The Rockliffe-King family
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family from Durham battle for a
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Bethany fears for her state of
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10.45 Heathrow: Britain?s
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11.45 Heroes And Villains:
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(3/6) Cameras follow a greatgrandfather as he fights off armed
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12.35 Jackpot247 3.00 Tenable
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(HD) 5.05-6am The Jeremy Kyle
Show. Talk show. (R,S,SL,HD)
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7.00 C4 News (S,HD)
(3/5) High court enforcement
8.00 The Supervet
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(1/6) Professor Noel Fitzpatrick
Pinner evict a couple who owe
and his team return for an
five months? rent on a flat in an
eleventh series. A Jackahuahua
affluent suburb of London, and
puppy is in need of an emergency
later hit a snag when they try to
spinal operation after being
seize a taxi over a �000 debt.
attacked by another dog, and a
In Bristol, county court bailiff
Labrador requires elbow
Steve Wood finds out that unpaid
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rent is not the only problem when
9.00 The �Houses: Britain?s
he attempts to repossess a
Cheapest Street
corner shop. (R,S,HD) Followed
(3/3) The buyers rush to finish
by 5 News Update
renovations in time for Christmas,
8.00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors
but building regulations prevent
(31/42) A regular patient
the properties from being handed
suffering from bulimia visits the
over to the families. (S,HD)
surgery, and a man struggling
10.00 Damned
with breathing issues and a tight
(3/6) Nitin drops in on drunk
chest is treated by the doctors.
parent Zak to find alcohol is
just the beginning of his
Other patients including a woman
substance-abuse problems.
dealing with depression and
anxiety, and a man who is worried
Meanwhile, Mimi and Martin?s
that a pain in his leg may be a
mentor-student relationship
sign of deep vein thrombosis.
confuses everyone, and Denise
(S,HD) Then 5 News Update
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9.00 Violent Child,
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Does Countdown
(1/4) Child psychologist Laverne
(6/7) Jimmy Carr hosts the wordsAntrobus meets Debbie and her
and-numbers game with team
eight-year-old son Joe, whose
captains Sean Lock and Jon
uncontrollable rages dominate the
Richardson joined by Bill Bailey
entire family. Too scared of his
and Josh Widdicombe. Jake Yapp
violent outbursts to take Joe out
is in Dictionary Corner. (R,S,HD)
and about, Debbie is effectively
11.35 24 Hours In A&E
trapped in her house and has
Cameras follow 54-year-old
reached breaking point. (S,HD)
Richard, who arrives at St George?s
10.00 When Chat Shows
hospital with symptoms of a
Go Horribly Wrong
suspected stroke, and 76-yearGloria Hunniford narrates a
old Peter turns up in A&E with a
compilation of talk show disasters,
severe head injury. (R,S,HD)
featuring Spike Milligan causing
12.30 Pokerstars Championship
mayhem on Wogan. (R,S,HD)
Cash Challenge (S,HD) 1.25
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12.55 SuperCasino (S,HD) 3.10
(2012) ???? (S,HD) 2.50 The
Cowboy Builders (R,S,HD) 4.00
FGM Detectives (R,S,HD) 3.45
My Mum?s Hotter Than Me!
The Question Jury (R,S,HD) 4.40
(R,S,SL,HD) 4.45 House Doctor.
In Knutsford, Cheshire. (R,S,SL)
Location, Location, Location
5.10 Divine Designs (R,S,SL)
(R,S,HD) 5.35-6am Superfoods:
The Real Story (R,S,HD)
5.35-6am Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL)
7.00 The One Show
7.00 Sea Cities
Magazine show presented by Matt
(1/5) Life in and around Britain?s
Baker and Alex Jones. (S,HD)
ports and rivers, beginning in
8.00 Holby City
Plymouth, where a local
(9/52) Roxanna pitches an
entrepreneur juggles fishing, boat
experimental treatment that could
trips and a cafe during a busy
help Oliver recover. Meanwhile,
summer. (R,S,HD)
Dominic tries to help a deeply
8.00 The World?s Most
worried Lofty plan for Sheilagh?s
Extraordinary Homes
future, and it remains to be seen
Architect Piers Taylor and Caroline
whether Frieda will continue to
Quentin return to explore more
help Jac when her mentor?s pain
unusual homes in different
reaches breaking point. (S,HD)
locations of the world, starting with
9.00 Shetland
four properties in Portugal. (S,HD)
(3/6) Jimmy questions Donna
9.00 The Assassination
about the shocking DNA results,
Of Gianni Versace:
Alison arrives in Norway in search
American Crime Story
(1/9) Following on from the
of Andreas Hagan, and an
award-winning The People Vs OJ
unexpected twist leads Perez and
Tosh into the murky world of the
Simpson, the fact-based crime
Norwegian far right. Drama
anthology returns to focus on the
murder of fashion designer Gianni
starring Douglas Henshall. (S,HD)
10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD)
Versace. It is July 15, 1997,
10.30 Regional News (S)
and Versace is shot and killed
10.45 A Question Of Sport
outside his mansion in Miami by
(24/36) Burnley defender
serial killer Andrew Cunanan,
Ben Mee, former sprinter
prompting a worldwide media
Christian Malcolm, sailor Giles
frenzy. Starring Edgar Ramirez
Scott and badminton duo Chris
and Darren Criss, with Pen閘ope
and Gabby Adcock join regular
Cruz and Ricky Martin. (S,HD)
team captains Phil Tufnell and
9.50 Live At The Apollo
Matt Dawson and host Sue Barker
Romesh Ranganathan comperes
on the quiz. (S,HD)
stand-up comedy at London?s
11.15 Film 2018
Hammersmith Apollo, performing
The film review programme kicks
himself and introducing routines
off with a look ahead to the
by Jason Byrne and Stewart
Oscars, as host Clara Amfo and
Francis. (R,S,HD)
critics Ellen E Jones and Larushka 10.30 Newsnight (S,HD)
Followed by Weather
Ivan-Zadeh consider the
11.15 Amazing Hotels:
Academy?s nominations. (S,HD)
11.50 Good
Life Beyond The Lobby
A literary professor in 1930s
Giles Coren and Monica Galetti fly
Germany becomes morally
to the Brando Resort in French
compromised when he unwittingly
Polynesia to serve five-star luxury
contributes to the rise of the
to guests paying up to �,000
Nazi party. Drama starring Viggo
per a night. (R,S,HD)
Mortensen and Jason Isaac.
12.15 Sign Zone: Flatpack Empire
(2008) ?? (S,HD) Followed by
A designer tries to create an
?imperfect vase? for IKEA. (R,S,SL)
Weather For The Week Ahead
1.15-2am Royal Recipes (R,S,SL)
1.25 -6am BBC News (S,HD)
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
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6am Monkey Life (R,S,HD)
7.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue (R,HD)
8.00 Send In The Dogs (R,S,HD)
9.00 Road Wars A high speed chase
through the grounds of Milton
Keynes hospital. (R,S)
10.00 Warehouse 13 The agents meet
a rival artefact seeker. (R,S)
11.00 Forever Henry investigates an
anti-ageing potion. (R,S,HD)
12.00 NCIS: Los Angeles
Hetty is targeted by a figure
from her past. (R,S,HD)
1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Double bill.
A killer escapes by jumping his
motorcycle from one rooftop to
another. Then, McGarrett and
his new girlfriend fall foul of a
wanted gangster. (R,S,HD)
3.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Sam is
arrested for murder. (R,S,HD)
4.00 Stargate SG-1 O?Neill must
track down Carter when she
is kidnapped to help a
terminally ill millionaire. (R,S)
5.00 The Simpsons Mr Burns receives
a blood transfusion. (R,S,HD)
5.30 Futurama Double bill. Kif hopes
to impress Amy?s parents.
Then, Bender becomes a
tyrannical pharaoh. (R,S)
6am LIVE One-Day International Cricket. New Zealand v
England. 9.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 10.00 LIVE
ATP Tennis. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
1.30 ATP Tour Classic Matches 2.00 Sky Sports News
3.00 LIVE ATP Tennis. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis
Championships. 6.30 Sky Sports News At 6
7.00 Sk Sports Tonight
7.30 LIVE SPFL Motherwell v Aberdeen. Kick-off at 7.45.
10.00 The Debate The latest Premier League news.
11.00 Sk Sports News The day?s talking points.
12.00 LIVE ATP Tennis. The Abierto Mexicano Telcel.
5.30-6am ATP Tour Classic Matches
SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE
6am PL Greatest Games 7.00 PL Legends 8.00 The
Debate 9.00 PL Legends 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 The
Debate 12.00 PL Legends 12.30 PL Greatest Games 1.00
Premier League 100 Club 2.00 PL Best Goals 00/01 3.00
PL Years 5.00 PL Greatest Games 6.00 PL Review
7.00 PL World A round-up of the latest news.
7.30 Premier League 100 Club
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9.00 PL Best Goals 95/96 Memorable strikes.
10.00 The Debate Discussion on the latest news.
11.00 PL World A round-up of the latest news.
11.30 PL Legends A profile of Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
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6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00
Football Years 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 MLS
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La Liga Football 12.05 Revista De La Liga 12.30 La Liga
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Liga Greatest Games 4.25 LIVE Coppa Italia Football.
Juventus v Atalanta. Kick-off at 4.30. 6.30 La Liga World
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7.30 LIVE SPFL Motherwell v Aberdeen. Kick-off at 7.45.
10.00 The Debate The latest Premier League news.
11.00 MLS Preview Show A look ahead to the new season.
11.30 La Liga Icons
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buys Lisa a pony. Then, Homer is
shamed by his failure to score on a
test from the National Fatherhood
Institute. Next, Moe steals Homer?s
idea for a cocktail. (R,S,HD)
8.00 DC?s Legends Of Tomorrow
(10/17) The superhero adventure
returns after a break with dark
times awaiting the Legends as they
become embroiled in the sinister
world of demonologist and
detective John Constantine. (S,HD)
9.00 Strike Back: Retribution
(10/10) Section 20 race the clock
to stop the chemical attack, but
Reynolds is forced to make a lifedefining decision as the team
closes in on the target. (S,HD)
10.00 Bliss
(3/6) Andrew has a nightmare
situation on his hands when he
discovers his daughter Christina
and his son Kris seem to be
socialising in the same circles and
may even fancy each other. (S,HD)
10.30 A League Of Their Own:
Rally Special
Full coverage of the challenge in
which James Corden took
contestants rallying in south
Wales ? only for disaster to strike
for Andrew Flintoff. (R,S,HD)
11.00 The Force: Essex
(4/10) Documentary. (R,S,HD)
12.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme World
Ross visits Northern Ireland.
(R,S,HD) 1.00 Brit Cops:
Frontline Crime UK (R,S,HD)
2.00 Hawaii Five-0. Double bill.
(R,S,HD) 4.00 It?s Me Or The Dog
(R,S) 5.00-6am Futurama (R,S)
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6am Sky Sports Boxing Gold 7.00 NFL: A Football Life
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Racing News 10.30 NFL: America?s Game 11.30 NFL: A
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WWE Main Event 6.00 WWE Experience 7.00 Fishing:
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9.00 Motorsport Mundial 9.30 Top 14 Round-Up Show
10.00 Kell Brook?s Greatest Hits 10.30 Born To Be Wilder
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12.00 LIVE ATP Tennis. The Abierto Mexicano Telcel.
5.30-6am ATP Tour Classic Matches
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Tennis Championships. 6.30 ATP Tour Classic Matches
8.00 NFL: America?s Game 10.00 WWE Late Night
Smackdown 12.00 NFL: America?s Game 12.30 Born To
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Game 3.00 NFL: Greatest Games 4.30 Sporting Records
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2.30 WTA Tennis 4.30 PSA Squash 6.00 BT Sport Reload
6.30 ESPN Classic Boxing 7.30 Serie A Show 8.00 Live
Rugby Tonight 9.00 UFC Countdown 10.00 UFC: Inside
the Octagon 10.30 PSA Squash 12.00 LIVE PSA Squash.
The women?s and men?s finals of the Guggenheim Partners
and Equitrust Windy City Open in Chicago. 2.45 Rugby
Tonight 3.45 BT Sport Goals Reload 4.00 30 For 30
5.00-6am Bundesliga Highlights Show
BT SPORT 2
6am 30 For 30 7.30 Premiership Rugby Highlights 10.00
A-League 1.30 MotoGP Classics 4.30 Premier League 6.00
Premier League Tonight 6.30 Premier League World 7.00
Premier League Reload 7.15 LIVE FA Cup. Tottenham
Hotspur v Rochdale. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.00 Premier League
Reload 10.15 BT Sport Goals Reload 10.30 30 For 30 12.00
Live NBA Countdown 1.00 LIVE NBA. Washington Wizards v
Golden State Warriors. Tip-off at 1.00. 3.30-6am LIVE NBA.
Los Angeles Clippers v Houston Rockets. Tip-off at 3.30.
BT SPORT 3
6am Ligue 1 11.30 Scottish Football Extra 12.00 Scottish
Professional Football League 1.30 Bundesliga Highlights
Show 2.30 Premier League Reload 2.45 BT Sport Goals
Reload 3.00 Bundesliga Special 3.30 Aviva Premiership
Rugby Highlights 6.00 Bundesliga Special 6.30 PSA
Squash 8.00 Live WTA Tennis 10.00 LIVE WTA Tennis.
Day three of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco,
Mexico. 4.00 Game Of The Week 4.30 Serie A Show
5.00-6am Ligue 1 Highlights
BBC ONE WALES As main BBC ONE except: 6.57-7pm Party
Political Broadcast By Plaid Cymru 10.30 BBC Wales Live
11.05 A Question Of Sport 11.35 NEW Film 2018 12.15am
FILM Good (2008) 1.50-6am BBC News BBC TWO WALES
As main BBC TWO except: 1pm LIVE Snooker: The Welsh
Open 4.25-5.20 A Place To Call Home 7.00-8.00 LIVE
Snooker: The Welsh Open 11.15 Snooker: The Welsh Open
12.05-12.15am Coast ITV WALES 6.25-6.30pm Party
Political Broadcast By Plaid Cymru
TONIGHT?S PICKS
American Crime Story
BBC2, 9pm
FANS of The People
vs OJ will love this
dramatisation of the
1997 murder of fashion
icon Gianni Versace.
Edgar Ramirez plays
the man himself.
The Supervet
Channel 4, 8pm
DR Noel Fitzpatrick
returns to transform
the lives of more sick
animals, starting with
a four-month-old
Jackahuahua. Stock up
on the tissues . . .
Benidorm
ITV, 9pm
WE return to the Solana
for the nuptials of Joyce
(Sherrie Hewson) and
Monty. Of course, this is
Benidorm, so naturally
the wedding is far from
a traditional affair.
Save Me
Sky Atlantic, 9pm
A GRITTY comedydrama about a harddrinking chancer
whose daughter goes
missing. Lennie
James and Suranne
Jones star.
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tvguide Wednesday
FREEVIEW
THE GOLDBERGS,
E4, 8pm
Beverly is not impressed when Erica reveals she
is going to spend the first night of Hanukkah
with Geoff and his family, so she sets out to
prove who can throw the best celebrations.
BBC FOUR freeview 9
7pm Beyond 100 Days; Weather 7.30 Handmade On
The Silk Road 8.00 The Secret History Of Our Streets
9.00 Nelson In His Own Words 10.00 British Empire:
Heroes And Villains ? A Timewatch Guide. How the
British Empire has been portrayed on British TV. 11.00
Horizon: Is Seeing Believing? 12.00 California Comes
To The Whistle Test 1.00 Top Of The Pops: 1982 2.00
Fabric Of Britain 3.00-4am Nelson In His Own Words
ITV2 freeview 6
6am The Planet?s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World Records. Double bill. 7.10
Dress To Impress 7.55 Emmerdale 8.20 The Cube
9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.15 Who?s Doing
The Dishes? 11.10 Dress To Impress 12.15
Emmerdale 12.50 You?ve Been Framed! Gold 1.45
The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle
Show 5.50 Take Me Out 7.00 You?ve Been Framed!
Gold 8.00 Two And A Half Men 9.00 Survival Of The
Fittest. The boys and girls compete in the ultimate
battle of the sexes. 10.00 Celebrity Juice 10.50
Family Guy 11.45 American Dad! 12.40 The
Cleveland Show 1.10 Two And A Half Men 2.10
Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 2.20
Teleshopping 5.50-6am Nightscreen
ITV3 freeview 10
6am Classic Coronation Street 6.55 Heartbeat 8.00
The Royal 9.05 Judge Judy 10.25 The Cruise 11.30
Love Your Garden 12.30 The Royal 1.35 Heartbeat
2.40 Classic Coronation Street 3.45 On The Buses
4.55 You?re Only Young Twice 5.25 George And
Mildred 6.00 Heartbeat 7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00
Endeavour. A boy from a broken home is reported
missing. 10.00 Law & Order: UK 12.05 Unforgotten
1.55 Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping
ITV4 freeview 24
6am The Chase 6.45 Pawn Stars 7.30 Ironside 8.30
Quincy ME 9.30 Minder 10.35 The Sweeney 11.40
The Avengers 12.50 Ironside 1.55 Quincy ME 2.55
Minder 4.00 The Sweeney 5.05 The Avengers 6.10
Storage Wars: Texas 6.40 Storage Wars 7.05 Pawn
Stars 8.00 Britain?s Busiest Motorway 9.00 FILM
Rush Hour. Comedy adventure starring Jackie Chan,
Chris Tucker, Ken Leung and Tom Wilkinson. (1998)
11.05 Lethal Weapon 12.00 River Monsters 1.00
Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera 2.05 The
Protectors 2.40 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping
Satellite & Digital
E4 freeview 28
6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Coach Trip: Road To Tenerife
7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Baby Daddy 9.00
Melissa & Joey 10.00 How I Met Your Mother 11.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The Goldbergs 1.00 The
Big Bang Theory 2.00 Melissa & Joey 3.00 Baby
Daddy 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5.00 The Goldbergs
6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30
Coach Trip: Road To Tenerife 8.00 The Goldbergs
8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Celebs Go Dating
10.00 Don?t Tell The Bride Ireland 11.05 The Big
Bang Theory 12.00 First Dates 1.10 Celebs Go
Dating 2.15 Don?t Tell The Bride Ireland 3.05 The
Goldbergs 3.30 Timeless 4.15 How I Met Your
Mother 4.35-6am Rude(ish) Tube
MORE4 freeview 14
8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun 11.30 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come Dine
With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 6.55
The Supervet 7.55 Grand Designs 9.00 Selling
Houses With Amanda Lamb 10.00 Ugly House To
Lovely House With George Clarke 11.05 The Mega
Brothel 12.10 Ramsay?s Kitchen Nightmares 1.15
Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb 2.15 Grand
Designs 3.15-4am 8 Out Of 10 Cats
5USA freeview 21
9am Access 9.10 Catch A Contractor 9.35 Chicago
PD 10.25 Law & Order 11.25 FILM Jesse Stone:
Night Passage (2006) 1.10 NCIS 2.05 Chicago PD
3.05 Law & Order 5.05 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
6.00 CSI: Miami 7.00 NCIS 9.00 Taken. Bryan and
the team search for a suspected terrorist. 10.00 Law
& Order: Special Victims Unit 11.55 Chicago Justice
12.55 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2.50 Chicago
Fire 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
5STAR freeview 30
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Access 8.05 Last Man
Standing 8.30 Dance Moms 9.15 Milkshake! 11.00
Access 11.05 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 12.05
Police Interceptors: Deadly Pursuits 1.00 Can?t Pay?
We?ll Take It Away 3.00 Neighbours 3.30 Home And
Away 4.00 Will & Grace 5.00 The Fresh Prince Of
Bel-Air 6.00 Neighbours 6.30 Home And Away 7.00
Last Man Standing 8.00 Extreme Hair Wars: The
Final 9.00 FILM Grown Ups (2010) 11.05 FILM
Kickboxer (1989) 1.00 The X-Files 2.00 Sex Pod
3.55 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping
PICK freeview 11
11.00 Unspun XL With Matt Forde 12.00 QI XL 1.00
QI 1.40 Would I Lie To You? 2.15 Mock The Week
2.55 QI 3.30-4am Would I Lie To You?
REALLY freeview 17
6am Fantasy Homes By The Sea 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 My Ghost Story: Caught On
Camera 5.00 Ghost Adventures 6.00 Antiques Road
Trip 8.00 DIY SOS 9.00 Posh Pawn 10.00 Long
Lost Family Australia 11.00 Born To Kill? 12.00 Cold
Justice 1.00 Brainwashed 2.00 Teleshopping
4.00 Born To Kill? 4.50-5.35am Cold Justice
YESTERDAY freeview 19
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
A Town Called Eureka 2.00 Without A Trace 3.00
Police Force: Australia 4.00 Nothing To Declare
5.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 6.00 Warehouse 13
7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00 Babylon 5 9.00 Bones
10.00 Criminal Minds 11.00 Brit Cops: Frontline
Crime UK 12.00 Night Cops 1.00 Police 10/7 2.00
Road Wars 3.00 Brit Cops: Frontline Crime UK 4.00
Motorway Patrol 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare
6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Time Team 9.00
Coast 10.00 Impossible Railways 11.00 History?s
Greatest Hoaxes 12.00 Time Team 1.00 Hunters Of
The South Seas 2.00 The Himalayas 3.00 Coast
4.00 History?s Greatest Hoaxes 5.00 Murder Maps
6.00 Nazi Hunters 7.00 Impossible Railways 8.00
The Day When De Gaulle Chose War 9.00 Open All
Hours 10.55 The Two Ronnies 1.20 Battleplan
2.15 Time Team 3.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10
American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters UK 10.00
American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 The Hurting
4.00 Road Cops 5.00 Top Gear 7.00 Road Cops
8.00 Yianni: Supercar Customiser 9.00 Live At The
Apollo 10.00 Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish
9am FILM 12 Hours To Live (2006) 11.10 FILM
Cries In The Dark (2006) 1.20 FILM Sleepless In
Seattle (1993) 3.35 Sony Movie News Extra 3.45
FILM Godzilla (1998) 6.40 FILM Mission To Mars
(2000) 9.00 FILM Total Recall (2012) 11.35 FILM
Arena (2011) 1.40 FILM Code Of Honor (2016)
4.00-5.50am FILM Seattle Superstorm (2012)
DAVE freeview 12
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32
ENTERTAINMENT
SKY ATLANTIC
6am Richard E Grant?s Hotel Secrets 7.00 Urban
Secrets 8.00 The Guest Wing 9.00 The West Wing
11.00 House 1.00 Without A Trace 2.00 Blue
Bloods 3.00 The West Wing 5.00 House 7.00 CSI:
Crime Scene Investigation 8.00 Blue Bloods 9.00
Save Me. New series. Nelly Rowe?s life is turned
upside down when he is targeted as the chief suspect
in his estranged daughter?s disappearance. Six-part
thriller starring Lennie James. 10.00 Gomorrah.
Double bill. Enzo finally begins to enjoy all he has
achieved. Then, Genny sends Patrizia to agree terms
of surrender. 12.00 Save Me 1.00 Here And Now
2.10 Britannia 3.10 Girls 3.45 I, Tonya: Special
4.10-6am The West Wing. Double bill.
11.00 The Biggest Loser: Australia 12.00 Obese: A
Year To Save My Life USA 1.00 The Chef?s Line.
Double bill. Maeve takes a trip around the kitchen of
the Sokyo restaurant. Then, a chef takes on four
amateurs for a Mexican cook-off in Perth. 2.00
Nothing To Declare 4.00 Border Security: America?s
Front Line 5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.00
Criminal Minds 7.00 Children?s Hospital 8.00
Elementary 9.00 Grey?s Anatomy. The stress of
managing the hospital, coupled with Ben?s decision
to become a Seattle firefighter, pushes Bailey to her
limits. 10.00 Criminal Minds 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00 Elementary 3.00
Border Security: America?s Front Line 4.00 Nothing
To Declare 5.00-6am The Biggest Loser: Australia
1.00 Legion 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy
4.00 American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping
6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To
Save My Life USA 8.00 Children?s Hospital. Double
bill. 9.00 Criminal Minds 10.00 Cold Case
8am Monk 9.00 The Closer 11.00 Bones 1.00
NCIS 3.00 The Closer 5.00 The Mentalist 7.00 NCIS
10.00 Bull 11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad!
8am Scrubs 9.00 8 Simple Rules 10.00 Friends
1.00 Impractical Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 8 Simple
Rules 5.00 Friends 9.00 Impractical Jokers
1.30 Assassin?s Creed (12, 2016) Fantasy. ??
3.30 Captain America: Civil War (12, 2016)
Superhero adventure starring Chris Evans. ????
6.00 X-Men: Apocalypse (12, 2016) ????
8.30 Logan (15, 2017) Fantasy. ????
11.00 Assassin?s Creed (12, 2016) Fantasy. ??
1.10 12 Rounds (15, 2009) Thriller. ??
3.15 Rocky II (PG, 1979) Drama. ????
5.30-6am The Great Wall: Special
3.40 Tex (PG, 1982) Drama. ????
5.40-6am The Top Ten Show 2018
SKY LIVING
FOX
GOLD
7.25am Yes, Prime Minister 8.00 Waiting For God
8.40 Yes, Prime Minister 9.20 Last Of The Summer
Wine 11.20 My Family 12.00 My Hero 12.40
Waiting For God 1.20 As Time Goes By 2.00 The
Good Life 3.20 My Hero 4.00 Last Of The Summer
Wine 6.00 As Time Goes By 6.40 Only Fools And
Horses 8.00 The Good Life 9.15 The Office 10.00
Live At The Apollo 11.00 The Fast Show 11.40
Game On 12.55 One Foot In The Grave 1.35
The Fast Show 2.10 The Office 2.40 Harry Hill?s TV
Burp 3.30 Game On 4.00-6am Teleshopping
COMEDY CENTRAL
10.00 The Chris Ramsey Show. New series. The
comedian returns to host a weekly topical chat show,
looking back at stories and viral content from the
worlds of entertainment, celebrity and social media.
10.30 Michael McIntyre: Live & Laughing 11.55
Impractical Jokers 12.55 The Daily Show 1.30 South
Park 3.00 Bob?s Burgers 3.25 The Cleveland Show
4.15 Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping
6am Teleshopping 8.00 Sea Patrol 10.00 Law &
Order 2.00 NCIS 8.00 CSI: Miami 9.00 Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit 2.00 Law & Order 3.00
Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping
6.10am MasterChef USA 8.00 Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Tipping Point
1.00 Supernanny US 2.00 MasterChef USA 3.00
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 5.00 Tipping Point
7.00 My Dream Home 8.00 MasterChef USA.
Double bill. The trio of finalists cook the first two
course of a three-course meal. Then, the finalists
serve the last dish of their three-course meal to the
judges. 10.00 Dr Christian Will See You Now 11.00
Stacey Dooley In The USA 12.00 Haunting Australia
6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier
8.00 Doomsday: World War I 9.00 Wheeler Dealers
11.00 Fast N? Loud 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska:
The Last Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush
5.00 Doomsday: World War I 6.00 Wheeler Dealers
8.00 Mythbusters. Unblocking a toilet with salt. Last
in the series. 9.00 Street Outlaws 10.00 Moonshiners
11.00 Gold Rush 12.00 Street Outlaws 1.00 How
It?s Made 3.00 Street Outlaws 3.50 Moonshiners
4.40 Gold Rush 5.30-6am How It?s Made
10.55 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical
fairy tale starring Emma Watson. ?????
1.10 Piglet?s Big Movie (U, 2003) ???
2.30 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. ????
4.05 Hercules (U, 1997) Animation. ???
5.45 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) ?????
8.00 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar?s
Revenge (12, 2017) Adventure. ???
10.20 The Great Muppet Caper (U, 1981) ????
12.05 Hercules (U, 1997) Animation. ???
1.50 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar?s
Revenge (12, 2017) Adventure. ???
4.15-6.05am The Great Muppet Caper (U, 1981)
Comedy with the voice of Jim Henson. ????
11.30 Life (15, 2017) Fantasy. ????
1.30 Eloise (15, 2017) Horror thriller. ???
3.10-5am AVPR: Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem
(15, 2007) Sci-fi action sequel. ??
W
1.00 Beauty And The Beast. Double bill of the drama.
2.30 Judge Faith 3.00-6.10am Teleshopping
UNIVERSAL
DISCOVERY
MOVIES
SKY CINEMA PREMIERE
6am Christine (15, 2016) Drama. ????
8.05 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight
Attendant (18, 2015) Comedy. ??
10.00 Hard Target 2 (15, 2016) Thriller. ???
11.50 The Mummy (15, 2017) Adventure. ??
1.50 Christine (15, 2016) Drama. ????
3.50 Birth Of The Dragon (12, 2016) ???
5.40 Monster Family: Special
6.10 Hard Target 2 (15, 2016) Thriller. ???
8.00 The Mummy (15, 2017) Adventure. ??
10.00 Clash (15, 2016) Drama. ????
11.50 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight
Attendant (18, 2015) Comedy. ??
1.45 Birth Of The Dragon (12, 2016) ???
3.35 Black Panther: Special
4.05 Freehold (15, 2017) Comedy. ???
5.30-6am Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar?s
Revenge ? Special A look at the fifth instalment.
SKY CINEMA COMEDY
6.55am The Top Ten Show 2018
7.10 Love Of My Life (15, 2017) ????
9.05 Who?s Harry Crumb? (PG, 1989) ??
10.45 The Shape Of Water: Special
11.00 How To Be A Latin Lover (12, 2017) ???
1.00 Bad Neighbours 2 (15, 2016) ???
2.40 The Boss (15, 2016) Comedy. ???
4.25 Drillbit Taylor (12, 2008) Comedy. ???
6.15 Police Academy (15, 1984) Comedy. ???
8.00 Bad Neighbours 2 (15, 2016) ???
9.40 The Boss (15, 2016) Comedy. ???
11.25 Ali G Indahouse (15, 2002) Comedy. ???
1.00 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (15, 2005)
Comedy sequel starring Rob Schneider. ??
2.30 Eddie Murphy: Raw (18, 1987) Comedy. ??
4.10-6am Turner & Hooch (PG, 1989) ???
SKY CINEMA ACTION
6am Captain America: Civil War (12, 2016)
Superhero adventure starring Chris Evans. ????
8.30 X-Men: Apocalypse (12, 2016) ????
11.00 Logan (15, 2017) Fantasy. ????
RADIO
RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1
6.30am The Breakfast Show With Nick Grimshaw 10.00
Clara Amfo 12.45 Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Greg
James & Adele Roberts 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James
& Adele Roberts 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The 8th With
Charlie Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Benji B 3.00
Comedy: Niki And Sammy?s Peachy Podcast
4.00-6.30am Early Breakfast With Jordan North
RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2
6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine
2.00 Steve Wright In The Afternoon 5.00 Simon Mayo
7.00 The Folk Show 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Brad Paisley:
This Is Country Music 11.00 Old Grey Whistle Test 40 (R)
SKY CINEMA FAMILY
6.55am Candy Planet (U, 2016) Animation. ???
8.15 Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. ???
9.50 Barnyard (PG, 2006) Animation. ???
11.25 Alice Through The Looking Glass
(PG, 2016) Fantasy adventure sequel. ??
1.25 Blinky Bill: The Movie (PG, 2015) ???
2.55 Rock Dog (PG, 2016) Animation. ???
4.30 Horton Hears A Who! (U, 2008) ????
6.00 Alice Through The Looking Glass
(PG, 2016) Fantasy adventure sequel. ??
8.00 Pele: Birth Of A Legend (PG, 2016) ????
10.00 Arthur & Merlin (12, 2015) Fantasy. ???
12.00 The Muppets Take Manhattan (U, 1984)
Puppet comedy with Liza Minnelli. ????
1.40 Super Furry Animals (PG, 2016) ???
3.10 Snow Day (PG, 2000) Comedy. ???
4.50-6.30am Barnyard (PG, 2006) ???
SKY CINEMA DRAMA
7.20am Casual Encounters (15, 2016) ???
8.50 St Elmo?s Fire (15, 1985) Drama. ???
10.45 Money Monster (15, 2016) ???
12.30 Sully (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. ????
2.15 The Book Of Henry (12, 2017) ????
4.05 The Pursuit Of Happyness (12, 2006) ???
6.10 A Street Cat Named Bob (12, 2016) Comedy
drama starring Luke Treadaway. ????
8.00 The Book Of Henry (12, 2017) ????
10.00 Sully (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. ????
11.40 Secret In Their Eyes (15, 2015) ???
1.40 True Deception (15, 2015) Drama. ???
3.20 The Shape Of Water: Special
12.00 Pick Of The Pops (R) 2.00 Radio 2 Playlists: Country
Playlist 3.00 Radio 2 Playlist 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz
RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3
6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00 Composer
Of The Week 1.00 News 1.02 Lunchtime Concert (R)
2.00 Afternoon Concert 3.30 Choral Evensong 4.30 New
Generation Artists 5.00 In Tune 7.00 In Tune Mixtape
7.30 In Concert 10.00 Free Thinking 10.45 The Essay:
Are You Paying Attention? 11.00-12.30am Late Junction
RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4
6am Today 8.30 LW: Yesterday In Parliament 9.00 Only
Artists 9.30 You?re Doing It Wrong 9.45 Book Of The Week
SKY CINEMA HITS
7.05am xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage (12,
2017) Action thriller starring Vin Diesel. ???
9.05 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) ????
10.35 Ghost In The Shell (12, 2017) ????
12.35 Lowriders (12, 2016) Adventure. ???
2.20 The Zookeeper?s Wife (12, 2017) ????
4.30 The Secret Life Of Pets (U, 2016) ????
6.00 xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage (12, 2017)
Action thriller starring Vin Diesel. ???
8.00 Ghost In The Shell (12, 2017) ????
10.05 You Don?t Mess With The Zohan (12, 2008)
Comedy starring Adam Sandler. ???
12.10 Nina (15, 2016) Drama. ???
1.55 Scottish Mussel (15, 2015) Comedy. ???
3.40 A Christmas Carol (PG, 2009) ??
5.30-6am Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find
Them: Special A behind-the-scenes look at the film.
SKY CINEMA OSCARS
6.25am Top Gun (12, 1986) Adventure. ???
8.25 Dead Poets Society (PG, 1989) ????
10.35 The Godfather: Part II (18, 1974)
Gangster drama starring Al Pacino. ?????
1.55 The Graduate (12, 1967) ?????
3.45 The Way We Were (PG, 1973) ????
5.45 Dead Poets Society (PG, 1989) ????
8.00 Ray (15, 2004) Drama. ????
10.35 The Graduate (12, 1967) ?????
12.35 The French Connection (18, 1971) Crime
thriller starring Gene Hackman. ?????
2.30 Sideways (15, 2004) Comedy. ?????
4.45-6.50am Sabrina (U, 1954) ?????
SKY CINEMA DISNEY
6.45am Winnie The Pooh: Springtime With Roo
(U, 2004) Animation. ??
8.00 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. ????
9.40 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three
Musketeers (U, 2004) Animation. ???
9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman?s Hour 10.56 The
Listening Project 11.00 The Skipped Beat (R) 11.30 State
Of The Nations (R) 12.00 News; LW: Shipping 12.04 The
Curious Cases Of Rutherford & Fry 12.15 You And Yours
1.00 The World At One 1.45 British Socialism: The Grand
Tour 2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama 3.00 Money Box
Live 3.30 Inside Health (R) 4.00 Thinking Allowed 4.30
The Media Show 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping 6.00 News
6.30 Bridget Christie?s Utopia 7.00 The Archers 7.15
Front Row 7.45 Riot Girls: The Good Terrorist (R) 8.00
The Moral Maze 8.45 Lent Talks 9.00 Costing The Earth
(R) 9.30 Only Artists (R) 10.00 The World Tonight 10.45
Book At Bedtime 11.00 Domestic Science 11.15 John
Kearns (R) 11.30 Today In Parliament 12.00 News
SKY CINEMA SELECT
6.30am Night Fare (15, 2015) Thriller. ???
8.00 Born To Be Blue (15, 2015) Drama. ????
9.45 Journey To The Shore (12, 2014) ???
11.55 Kicks (15, 2016) Indie. ????
1.35 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (U, 1953) Musical
comedy starring Marilyn Monroe. ????
3.15 Jarhead (15, 2005) Wartime drama. ???
5.20 Zodiac (15, 2007) Thriller. ?????
8.00 Blade Runner: Theatrical Version (15, 1982)
Sci-fi thriller starring Harrison Ford. ?????
10.00 T2: Trainspotting (18, 2017) ????
12.00 Raw (18, 2016) Drama. ????
1.45 Eyes Wide Shut (18, 1999) Drama. ???
4.30-6.15am Champion (PG, 1949) ????
SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR
6am Cell (15, 2016) Sci-fi thriller. ??
7.45 After Earth (12, 2013) Sci-fi adventure. ??
9.30 Total Recall (12, 2012) Sci-fi thriller. ??
11.30 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt. ????
1.50 Life (15, 2017) Fantasy. ????
3.45 The Atticus Institute (15, 2015) ???
5.15 After Earth (12, 2013) Sci-fi adventure. ??
7.00 Total Recall (12, 2012) Sci-fi thriller. ??
9.00 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (12, 2017)
Fantasy adventure starring Chris Pratt. ????
12.30 Book Of The Week (R) 12.48 Shipping 1.00 As
World Service 5.20 Shipping 5.30 News Briefing; Prayer
5.45 Farming Today 5.58-6am Tweet Of The Day
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with his hand.
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it would follow in the footsteps
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part of the daily diet. But Prue now
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time. But I don?t think 12
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Wife?s rumbled
our uni fumbles
Dear Deidre
I?VE been having fantastic
sex with an older married
man ? but I may have
wrecked his marriage and
I feel so guilty.
I?m 19 and from Indonesia but
came over here to study business
at university.
We had a guest speaker giving
a lecture on his own successful
online business. I talked to him
afterwards and said I thought he
was inspirational.
He seemed flattered and asked if
I could tell him where to get some
lunch before he caught his train.
Our university cafe isn?t great so I
suggested a restaurant nearby.
He asked for directions and then
said: ?Better still, why don?t you
join me??
I did and we got to know one
another. I told him about my
family and my church back home.
He is 41 and from India. He?s
married with two children but
they and his wife live in India.
He asked for my number and we
started WhatsApping and flirting.
We met again in London the
topic4today
AN addiction to online porn is
the fastest-growing problem
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days. But how do you tell if
you are hooked or just have a
normal level of interest? My
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next week. He asked if he could
kiss me. I?d never had a proper
kiss before and it felt really nice.
My head was all over the place.
I said I had to leave but he said:
?Hey, don?t go. I want to meet
you again. I feel like I?m falling
in love.?
I was flattered and he invited
me to his hotel room. We had sex.
It was my first time but he
made me feel so good. He said his
wife is 47 and they never have sex.
They are both workaholics so they
never have time for one another.
We started meeting regularly
and it wasn?t just about sex ?
though that was incredible. We fell
in love. We spent whole days
together like a husband and wife
and he helped me with my studies.
But then I woke up to a text
this morning which has broken my
heart. It said: ?I must leave to go
back to India. My wife was over
here for a fortnight and has seen
the texts between us. I?m sorry. I?ll
try to find a way to contact you
when I?m back there.?
I don?t know what to do. Have I
ruined somebody?s marriage?
My family have strict values and
they?d be so ashamed of me.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Your lover was the
one who chose to cheat on his wife.
Yes, you made a mistake getting
involved with a married man but your
aim now should be to learn from it.
If he does find a way to contact you
again, tell him you?ve realised how
wrong your affair was and block him.
There is no reason for your family
need to learn what happened, and you
can safely offload by talking with a
professional counsellor. Contact The
Mix, which offers help for under-25s
(themix.org.uk, 0808 808 4994).
My e-leaflet Mending Your Broken
Heart will help you to move on with
your life.
Dear Deidre
MY wife made me delete a
great picture of me and two
former
colleagues
just
because they are girls. She
gets so jealous.
She was cheated on in a
previous relationship. I?ve
never done anything to make
her feel jealous or insecure
about what we have but the
scars left by her ex run deep.
My wife saw the picture I
was tagged in on Facebook
after I?d been to a former
colleague?s birthday drinks in
Dear Deidre
MY partner is more childish
than my three year-old
daughter. He has a tantrum if
he doesn?t get his own way.
I?m about to kick him out
because I can?t take it. He?s
emotionally abusing me by
getting mad if I don?t always
do as he says.
I?m 24 and he?s 23. If I make
him a meal he doesn?t want,
he tips it all over the floor. If I
ask him to wash up, he?ll fill
the sink with clean stuff too.
I love him but he should
a pub. She hit the roof and I
had to un-tag myself from
the photo.
I?m 32 and she?s 34. I want
her to stop feeling so
insecure but how?
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Give her
lots of positive assurance
about how much you love
her, rather than waiting until
she has a meltdown.
Suggest she meets these
friends. They might get on
and suggesting it will
reassure her. My e-leaflet
Dealing With Jealousy can
help you both.
leave for our daughter?s sake.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: Yes, this
relationship is abusive and
he?s not a good role model
for your child. Tell him your
relationship is damaging
and he has to get some help.
My e-leaflet on Managing
Anger will help.
Give him a time limit and,
if things don?t get better, be
firm that he has to leave.
You can get some support
from the National Domestic
Violence Helpline (0808
2000 247) ? or see
womensaid.org.uk.
deidre?s
BABY HAS
photo casebook KILLED
KIRSTY?S LOST LOVE: DAY 3
. . . I?M REALLY SCARED
TO SAY ANYTHING, BUT I
HAVE TO . . .
SIMON, I, ERM, I
CAN?T HELP
NOTICING . . . WELL,
HOW DID YOU GET
THAT MARK ON
YOUR NECK?
MANDY, I JUST DON?T
KNOW WHAT TO DO.
SIMON?S BEEN WITH
ANOTHER GIRL, I?M
CERTAIN OF IT
OH, SOME OF
THE LADS
PINNED ME
DOWN AND
DID IT AS A
JOKE. YOU
KNOW WHAT
BLOKES ARE
LIKE
WHAT DO YOU
MEAN, YOU
DON?T KNOW
WHAT TO DO?
IF YOU?VE GOT
ANY SELF
RESPECT, KICK
HIM OUT . . .
. . . MAYBE IT WAS
JUST A ONE-OFF
WITH SOMEBODY.
I CAN?T GIVE UP
ON HIM JUST
LIKE THAT . . .
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SEX WITH
FIANCEE
Dear Deidre
MY sex life with my fianc閑
has fallen apart since the
birth of our little girl. It makes
me feel so rejected.
We?ve been together for
three years and we used to
not be able to keep our hands
off each other. Now she?ll
only have sex when she?s
been drinking and is more
relaxed. I?m 30 and she?s 28. I
know she?s tired but we didn?t
even have sex on the night I
proposed to her.
A few weeks ago I told her
how upset I felt and she had
sex with me every night for
the next week. But I know she
did it out of a sense of duty.
When we do have sex she
makes me feel under
pressure to do it as long as I
can because it?s never
enough for her. I can?t relax
and enjoy sex with that
added pressure.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: The fact
your fianc閑 made that
special effort for a week
shows how much she loves
you but being a new mum is
genuinely exhausting.
Still, less frequent sex will
make it even harder for you
to last longer. The best
foreplay is probably for you
to cook her a meal or put
your daughter to bed ? give
her some me-time.
My e-leaflet How Men
Can Last Longer will help.
SLY FELLA
SAYS HE
IS SERIAL
SEXTER
Dear Deidre
MY boyfriend had a drink
with another woman last
week on his way to pick me
up for a date. I found out via
Facebook. It was a woman
he?d had casual sex with
before we met.
I saw pics of him clubbing
with yet another woman and
when I confronted him, he
admitted sexting several
others. He claims he?s not
had sex with them but how
long will he resist the urge?
His ex of 11 years cheated
on him constantly and he
denies being like that before.
He says he doesn?t know
why he does it but I don?t
think he will change now.
He is 43 and I?m 39.
0 DEIDRE SAYS: He may
not have had sex with these
women but having secret
meetings and sexting them
is cheating emotionally.
Tell him firmly that what
he is doing is damaging
your relationship. Give him
just one chance to change.
My e-leaflet Can?t Be
Faithful will help him
understand why he?s
probably behaving like this
and how he can change.
Make it clear that if he
doesn?t take this seriously,
you will finish with him ?
and there will be no going
back this time.
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Cheryl gave birth to son Bear,
with the ten-year age gap and
Liam?s pursuit of a solo career
thought to be to blame.
Research has revealed
having a baby can increase
the likelihood of divorce by
around 37 per cent ? and
nearly all marriages (97 per
cent) suffer increased conflict
during the first year of a
child?s life.
Unmarried couples who
have kids are even more likely
to split, with statistics from the
Relationship Institute in
Seattle showing 39 per cent
split within five years of
having a baby.
Here, LYNSEY HOPE reveals
that Cheryl, 34, and Liam, 24,
are not the only couple to
struggle after having a baby,
as these three mums confirm.
Split?s hard
work having
a new baby
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Kate Foster, 40, from Bridgwater,
Somerset, split with Mike, 46, a
dairy farmer, when son James, six,
was three months old. She says:
It was a bit of a whirlwind
relationship when Mike and I first
met in August 2009.
We moved in together in April the
following year and by the July, I was
pregnant.
It was planned but we were
surprised by how quickly I
conceived. Still, we were happy and
the pregnancy was fine.
Mike lost his job the day before I
had James in March 2011, so on top
of everything else there was a lot of
worry about money.
We had to move house as we?d
been living on a cottage on the farm
and I was worried about the bills we
had to pay.
Mike was at home a lot and I
began to feel quite isolated from
James. I wanted to take him to baby
massage classes like other mums
but because Mike was at home, I
didn?t feel I could.
That caused a lot of arguments. It
sounds terrible but I did resent
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6It all came crashing
down around me7
James a bit. I loved him dearly but I
also felt that my partner loved him
more than he loved me.
He wanted to spend all his time
with the baby and he just wasn?t
interested in me any more.
You have this picture in your head
of the perfect family you will have.
I tried to put on a brave face but
I could only hide it for so long
before it all came crashing down
around me.
?Incredibly tough?
I had an appointment with a health
visitor and it all came blurting out. I
decided to move home with my
parents.
James was only three months old
when we split. That was an
incredibly tough time.
We tried to be civil but there were
still disagreements. Looking back,
we were both at fault. James still
sees his dad every other weekend
and he dotes on him.
He was so young at the time that
he doesn?t really know any different.
He?s happy here and he?s happy
with his dad, children are very
resilient. And Mike and I now have a
good relationship. The most
important thing is that he has two
parents who both love him.
l Mike says: ?We did argue after
James was born, I?d just lost my job
and Kate had a caesarean so I was
looking after the baby quite a lot.
?I was doing a lot of bottles and a
lot of the feeding as she was unable
to lift him.
?I bonded with James and she
understandably felt a little left out.
?Looking back, there are things
we could have done differently but
at the end of the day we have a
cracking little man with two homes
and two great parents.?
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WHO HAD A CHILD AND LOST A PARTNER
6You can?t just stay
together for the
sake of your child7
FULL-TIME mum Alicia Jones, 25, split from her partner
Will in October when their daughter Mabel was
only two months old. Alicia, from Burnham-on-Crouch,
Essex, says:
We had only been together for about a year when I fell
pregnant. We had a good relationship. We did a lot as a
couple and we?d had two lovely holidays together, to
Iceland and Greece.
The pregnancy wasn?t planned but we were both really
positive. We found somewhere to live and did it up.
We moved in together in June last year and Mabel was
born in August.
Life was good, but quite quickly the cracks in our
relationship started to show. We were tired and often short
with each other. Will only had two weeks? paternity leave
and when he went back to work, he wanted more sleep.
I?d be up at 2am most nights and felt under pressure not
to wake him. If I did, he would moan about having to get up
for work and the bickering would start. He was out from
9am in the morning and not home until 6pm. I?d get a bit
resentful as I was doing most of the work.
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?I?m much happier now?
We tried to put on a united front for a while,
pretending everything was OK when clearly it
wasn?t. But you can only ever keep up the
facade so long. Mabel was two months when he
said he didn?t want to be with me any more. I was
heartbroken. I don?t think he saw me as his
girlfriend ? I was just a mum and a friend.
We lived in the same flat for a month while I
looked for somewhere else to live. We actually got
on better after we made the decision to split.
There was no pressure on us to be intimate any
more. The thought of being alone scared me but
when Mabel was three months old I moved out. I
would tell any mum going through the same that it
does get easier.
Mabel still sees her dad at the weekend. She
dotes on him and he?s a great dad. That was never a
problem, the problem was with us.
In the end we agreed it was better for Mabel to
have two separate parents who were happy, than two
unhappy parents who argued all the time.
It?s hard to accept your family is not what you thought it
was going to be, but you can?t stay together for the
sake of your child. I?m much happier now.
l Will did not want to comment.
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6I was devastated. I
had a breakdown7
FULL-TIME mum Jenna Eastland, 32, split with tattoo
artist Andy Thompson, 31, shortly after having daughter
Layla, who is now seven. Jenna, from Newton Aycliffe,
County Durham, also has daughter Brody, ten, and son,
Noah, 11, from the relationship. She says:
Our relationship suffered because I was dedicating a lot
of my time to the baby and he was begrudging because
my priorities had changed. He found it difficult to adjust, so
took the easy option and got out.
Andy got up as if he was going to work and just never
came back. I didn?t find out until he called my mum from
the airport and said he was going to Tenerife.
I was devastated, I just had a breakdown. I was a new
mum, I was emotional and breastfeeding. I was left with
three kids under five to look after on my own. Layla was
only a month old when he left me. Andy was insecure in
our relationship. He thought I cheated, but I never did.
I had no one else in the house to support or help me. It
was really hard and I think it affected how I was as a
mother towards Layla. You just can?t be as good a mother
if you don?t have the support of a partner.
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?False optimism?
You do need to put on a united front. But in the end it is
just pointless because the only person you hurt is
yourself, you give yourself false optimism.
Now I?m happy and I would not change
anything for the world.
l Andy says: ?In black and white I did leave
Jenna with the kids, but it is so much more
complex than that.
?I found out she was cheating on me, it
had nothing to do with the kids ? it was
circumstantial that Layla had just been
born. She did have to dedicate all her
time to the kids when we were together
but that is because I was working to
provide for us.
?It has nothing to do with me not being
able to commit, I am looking after my three other
little boys from a different relationship, who are
all under five, as we speak. A lot of the stuff she has
said is pretty fair and I am sure she did feel that way ?
but she is quick to neglect some elements of the story.?
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PSYCHOLOGIST Emma Kenny says:
?One of the biggest issues is that
people think they can ?fix? a
relationship by having a baby.
?Babies are exhausting and
tiredness will lead to rows and
bickering, even in the strongest of
couples.
?The male often feels he is at the
centre of the relationship but when a
woman has a baby he drops down the
pecking order and will feel less
valued.
?He has not been through the same
physiological and psychological
experience as the mother and it will
take him a while to catch up.
?It doesn?t mean he?s not a good
dad, or she is not a good partner, but
the parents? priorities are different.
?It?s just a moment in time and the
relationship needs to adjust but
people give up.
?There are financial issues too,
which can cause a strain.
?Commit to a date night and
schedule time in alone.
?It takes a partnership to raise a
baby. Forget the small stuff like that
extra pile of laundry or game of golf,
focus on the key issues of baby?s
health, the importance of marriage
and creating a living, safe home life.
?Also, find support. This could be
regular meeting time with friends, a
support group or a trusted mentor.
We all need somewhere to offload.?
l The Parent Connection provides
advice for parents who have split up.
Visit theparentconnection.org.uk to
find out more.
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YOUR TOP
DOODLES
MOST of us doodle without even
thinking. But did you know there may
be more to your drawings than just
random scribbling?
Cats for kindness, stars from
ambition and cars for escapism ?
your squiggle can reveal your
personality traits, mood and goals.
Here, GEORGETTE CULLEY
speaks to graphologist Tracey
Trussell about the meanings behind
the most common doodles.
HOUSES
People who draw houses or flats tend
to be family-oriented types and enjoy
stability in life. The more the detail in
house drawings, the more the doodler
is an idealist deep down. Big windows
may reveal an exhibitionist. Fences are
protective. Paths are communicative.
EYES
Eyes have two
aspects ? seeing
and being seen.
So the doodler
may be observant
or enjoy attention.
They also like
being heard. Negatively, it can be a
sign of paranoia. Big, wide, open eyes
are sexual.
CATS
Cat doodlers are humanitarian and
often like to defend others. They invariably love animals and are the protective
types. They?re sensitive, kind-natured,
considerate and enjoy having peace of
mind.
STARS
Stars and a crescent moon represent
ambitious, enthusiastic, optimistic
personalities.
Stars
particularly
represent aspirations, an intellectual
or spiritual nature and optimism. These
people have high expectations in life
and are determined to succeed.
CARS
Doodling cars represent an inner
desire or impulse
to escape and get
away from it all.
These
people
want to take control and make a change in their life. It
also means a love of travel, and a luxurious car hints at a materialistic streak.
HANGMAN
This means you?re at a crossroads in
your life, where you?re unsure what to
do or what path to take. Perhaps you?re
feeling hopeless and a bit lost.
STICK FIGURES
Doodles with no facial features show a
disturbed state of mind and are usually
dark and sad.
There?s
intense
anger or hatred
that
needs
release. At best,
it?s a desire for
appreciation and
attention, or worse
? a cry for help.
WRITING OWN NAME
If you do this, it means you enjoy being
the centre of attention and you?re a bit
of a poser. You crave love, recognition
and respect. These people often have
big egos.
FLOWERS
People who draw
flowers are in good
spirits and have a
positive
attitude
towards life. They?re
often
outgoing,
sociable
and
excited about their
future.
SPIDER?S WEB
A web can symbolise the feeling of being trapped ? at
work, home or even in your relationship. Or, it could show you?re manipulative and are trying to entice someone
into your life or situation for your own
personal gain.
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The page where you tell Britain what you think
IT?S good that a price cap is being
put on energy bills. Now can we
have one on council tax and then
the BBC licence fee?
Life is a struggle, working until
67, and having to pay out so much.
DAWN HAWES
Canvey Island, Essex
STEPH
McGOVERN,
pictured,
moans about being paid less for
not having a posh accent but
admits she has just started
earning a six-figure sum.
For doing what exactly?
Being a presenter on BBC
Breakfast TV.
Wow, my heart bleeds.
Think of all the nurses
who all have different
which
must
be
accents but do not earn any- baldness,
traumatic for them. Shame on her
where near that amount.
RAY SPONG for being so insensitive.
ROSE FISHER
Southwold, Suffolk
Hornchurch, Essex
COLUMNIST
Lorraine
Kelly?s
article arguing that men should
go bald gracefully and forget the
combovers was unfair.
Women get lots of help with
beauty treatments, such as hair
extensions and dye, eyebrow, lip
and eyeliner tattooing, false
eyelashes and fingernails,
collagen lip fillers, Botox
and, horror of horrors,
designer vaginas.
Lorraine ridicules men
who are trying to
disguise
their
MUCH more could be done to
help people like SAS hero Bob
Curry, pictured, who ended up
homeless.
A fund could be set up to
provide homes for veterans and
their families. The British
public raised �million for
the last Children in Need.
Surely
something
similar
can be organised for war
veterans.
SALLIE NEWTON
Southampton
Traitor Jezza
eyeing No10
HAS
nobody
sussed
Jeremy
Corbyn?s
real
reason for his
party?s U-turn over
Brexit ? with Labour now
saying they want a customs
union pact.
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LETTER
The Labour leader wants to
force PM Theresa May to resign
if she loses a Commons vote on
this issue.
He hopes enough Tory MP
rebels would join his side in the
vote ? then he would demand a
General
Election
and
again
promise the earth in the hope he
can fool people again.
NEIL BLATCHFORD
Buckingham
JEREMY
Corbyn
has
finally
admitted he will not listen to any
Labour supporter who voted for
Brexit. He has challenged staunch
supporters from northern Labour
strongholds to defy him at the
next General Election.
He has lied about his position
on Brexit. He will now lie again
and hold a second referendum if
elected as this country?s PM.
SEAN SPILLANE
Luton
TO all who think traitor Jeremy
Corbyn wants UK membership of
the EU customs union, don?t be
taken in.
He is only interested in the
premiership of the UK. He is
banking on the support of the
traitors in the Conservative Party
to bring about a General Election.
We who voted OUT in a
democratic vote will not forget
your treachery, Mr Corbyn.
MIKE STERLING
Rotherfield, East Sussex
AT a time when the Government
and
Opposition
should
be
working together in our most
important negotiations of recent
history, it is disgusting that
Labour and some Tories are
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REG WINSOR fills in potholes at
his own expense and is praised
by officials. How surprising. The
norm these days seems to be to
tear a strip off someone like Reg.
BRIAN
HOW can doctors refuse to see
someone who is ten minutes late.
I?m always on time but still have to
wait ages to be seen.
LES, Norfolk
WILL they now get male dancers
at the care homes to make it fair?
Seems a bit sexist at the moment!
MAUREEN, Essex
ROONEY?S �illion tax bill is a
drop in the ocean with his wealth.
MJ, Newbury, Berks
using this time to play politics
with our lives. The EU must be
laughing at the turmoil ? and if
we do not get it together soon,
Brussels will stick it right up us.
GARY TEMPLE
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
A MESSAGE to 17.4million people
from Jeremy Corbyn ? a middle
finger in the air.
What you voted for will be
changed because the liberal elite
in London know what is best
for you.
ANDREW SNEDDON
Sutton Coldfield, West Mids
WE are at panic stations again
with the snow on this ?beasterly
wind? and travel disruption.
Folk in Scandinavia must be in
hysterics. Their transport soldiers
on through the fiercest winters
while this country, that invented
the locomotive, stalls in an inch
of snow. Rolling stock? Laughing
stock, more like.
VIV WIGLEY
Derby
THIS
country
descends
into
chaos when it snows ? and the
reason is that preparedness costs
money. Grit is bulky and storage
is expensive. But I don?t see why
the Government cannot pour in
additional funds.
JACK WEBB
Aberwheeler, Denbighshire
I HAVE spent most of my life
working outside, often in adverse
weather but without too much
trouble. The secret is to ditch
man-made fibres and go back to
layers of cotton and wool.
Do not be fooled by polycotton
anoraks. Jeans, while a fashion
icon, are not as good as cotton
strides or cords.
BARRY DEARSLEY
Northampton
TO
stop
EU
Brexit
chief
negotiator Michel Barnier messing
about, we need a campaign to
stop buying any products from
the EU until we get a good deal.
I have already started doing
this. We don?t need EU cars. We
produce plenty of good motors. If
not, Japan and Korea can supply
them. Also, we don?t need EU
wine ? South Africa, the US and
South America make good ones,
as does England.
N PAUL GORDON
Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan
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Your sector of self-expression is awake and ready to go. If you
find yourself slowing this process, look closely at why. A
simple change can lift so many barriers. Your passion chart
points towards a club where a new member catches your eye. If
you are in love, reinforce friendship bonds with kindness.
Life at home may not be completely settled but that suits you
well, so go with it. Ask those fresh questions and try a different
way of planning your time. The future turns towards excitement
in a four-storey building. You have control over your deepest
feelings, so trust yourself to speak out when it matters.
Mercury, planet of communication, is on your side when it
comes to getting messages through. Whoever you need or
want to contact, do it your way and make it work. In love, decide
how much to involve a partner in a project that means a lot to
you. Single? A super-smart Virgo supplies so many answers.
A surprising point of view on an existing personal question
brings someone special closer to the heart of your life. The next
move is yours. If you are already attached, try to see change as
a choice, not a demand. Your cash chart is inspired and no idea,
however outrageous, should be ignored.
The moon visits your sixth-sense chart so relax and absorb the
unique energy. In relationships, you can take the lead to start or
end conversations. Take this power seriously. A work or social
group is waiting for an answer and someone special is now free
and eager to get closer. Yes, this could be real love.
You feel a surge of energy to get things done. This pushes you
to break free from relationships that have grown stale in your
head or your heart. You can also find the words to help
everyone move on. Saturn reinforces family loyalty, so do show
you care. New love first says hello in a coffee shop.
Your zone of high hopes and deep dreams lights up. Instead of
waiting for others to make decisions, you take charge. Start
taking action to chase the position, project or person you really
want. Venus in your heart chart turns up the heat in love, and
lucky partners bask in your loving warmth.
The best ambitions for you are not the most obvious, so take
time to let your mind drift away from the path others may have
chosen for you. Your name on a VIP door could be more than a
dream. It starts with self-certainty and a chance to fill some
celebrity shoes. Romance is where travel tickets are sold.
Your learning zone lights up with potential and pushes you
towards a path that is steep but satisfying. When you expect
support, family and friends are your cheerleaders. Love may
be full of questions but they are the kind that bring positive
change in a relationship.
C BRADLEY
Rugby, Warks
OUR Navy is underfunded, rundown and now unable to combat
most other large navies.
We may eventually have two
large aircraft carriers by 2022 but
thanks to Gordon Brown do not
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Tune into all the imagination and energy of the moon to push a
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44 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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CITY
Sun
THE FTSE 100
FELL 7.13
TO 7282.45
Share dump . . . Richard Adam
I.O.D CALL
TO BLOCK
BUY-BACK
BUSINESS lobby group the
INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS
has demanded tougher
rules to curb fat cat
excess in the boardroom.
It wants companies to
come clean about top
bosses lining their pockets
through share buy-backs
? when a company uses
its own money to hoover
up shares.
Government has recently
appointed accountants PwC
to probe the practice,
which can be used to
boost executives? pay.
The IoD has set out its
demands in a letter to the
FINANCIAL REPORTING
COUNCIL, the UK?s
accounting watchdog.
The call comes after
MPs accused the former
finance chief of CARILLION,
Richard Adam, of dumping
hundreds of thousands of
pounds worth of shares
after he left the company.
IoD?s head of corporate
governance Dr Roger
Barker said business leaders were ready to back
moves to shake up corporate governance such as
putting worker representatives on company boards.
The institute also wants
to see company bosses
forced to repay bonuses if
the firm goes bust or in
cases of misconduct.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
Tel:
020 7782 4050
e-mail:
tracey.boles@thesun.co.uk
�BUYS ?1.37, US$1.39
BRENT CRUDE $66.67
Edited by TRACEY BOLES
CLOSEST PIE-VALS
BRITAIN?S leading pasty
pit stop GREGGS is keen
to keep rivals COSTA and
SUBWAY in its sights.
The baker opened 90
new shops last year and
plans another 130 in 2018.
But it wants its rivals
close at hand. Chief exec
Roger
Whiteside
said:
?We know that we can
VIRGIN IN MONEY
trade well near all of
them. So if they can
keep going we can.?
His comments came as
Greggs, which has 1,854
shops, reported pre-tax
profits of �million to
the end of last year.
Sales were up 7.4 per
cent and came in just
shy of the �illion mark.
BANK VIRGIN MONEY?s
profits topped forecasts at
the end of 2017.
Pre-tax profits at the
FTSE 250-listed bank hit
�3million in December,
a rise of 28 per cent.
But the lender warned
of a tough mortgage market and said it will focus
on launching its new
EXPORTS
WARNING
THE Government will miss
its target of doubling
British exports by 2020
unless it gets behind
small and medium-sized
businesses, a study says.
Eighty-one per cent of
small businesses are in the
dark over how to tap into
foreign markets, says the
report by business lender
GROWTH STREET.
And 70 per cent of 1,100
businesses surveyed were
clueless about the funding
help available to exporters.
Growth Street?s chief
exec Greg Carter said
small and medium-sized
businesses were key if
Britain?s exports are to top
the �rillion barrier by the
end of the decade.
current-account
and
small-business products.
The
Newcastle-based
firm
currently
makes
most of its money in the
UK by selling mortgages.
However,
the
bank
plans to launch its first
mass-market
personal
account running off a
phone app next year.
lCOMCAST LAUNCHES RIVAL SKY BID
lGAZUMP MOVE WORTHY OF HIT SHOW
Hot property . . firm?s profits up
�.75
�.50
21st Century
Fox?s current
offer per
share
What US giant
Comcast is
offering per
share
BREX BIZ
BOOSTER
FIRMS are approaching
Brexit with confidence,
according to the latest
LLOYDS BANK survey.
Its confidence index fell
two points to 33 per cent
? but is above its longterm 32 per cent average.
Lloyds economist Hann-Ju
Ho said the survey bodes
well for growth prospects.
He said: ?It is consistent
with slightly stronger
growth in GDP in the first
quarter of 2018 than we
saw at the end of 2017.?
But a separate GfK poll
on the EU?s behalf showed
households continue to feel
the pinch. UK consumer
confidence was -10 in
February ? and has been
negative since April 2016.
45
US cable TV giant
COMCAST has staged
an audacious �billion takeover raid on
SKY TV in a move
worthy of a Game of
Thrones episode.
It gazumps an �.5billion bid by Rupert Murdoch?s 21ST
CENTURY
FOX to snap up the 61
per cent it does not own.
Comcast chief exec Brian
By STEPHEN BOUVIER
Roberts said: ?We would
like to own the whole of
Sky and we will be looking
to acquire over 50 per cent
of the Sky shares.?
He said Sky, whose Sky
Atlantic channel shows the
hit US fantasy drama starring Lena Headey as Cersei
Lannister, above, was ?an
outstanding company? and
he was confident regulators
would clear the offer.
Comcast?s bid of �.50
per share is 16 per cent
OVERALL WINNER
TEXTILE services, hotel
and catering outfit JOHNSON
SERVICES
GROUP
saw a 13 per cent rise in
annual sales to �0million for 2017.
Pre-tax profits were up
20 per cent to �million.
The firm, which supplies clean overalls to
1.35million people a week
and puts fresh linen on
the tables of 3,800 restaurants in London, sold off
its dry cleaning stores
last January.
Boss
Chris
Sander
praised the firm?s 6,000
staff for ?the great results
we deliver? and said the
rise
of
budget
hotel
chains and the likes of
AIRBnB gave the business
plenty of room to grow.
higher than the �.75 offer
by 21st Century Fox, whose
boss Mr Murdoch is also
the owner of The Sun, The
Times and Sunday Times.
The prospect of a bidding
war sent Sky shares up
more than 20 per cent.
They ended the day on
�.30 per share ? up 225p.
Laith Khalaf, of brokers
HARGREAVES
LANSDOWN,
said the bid had come as
no surprise. He added: ?The
conclusion of the Premiership football rights auction
has moved the dial for Sky.
It scored more games at a
lower cost than last time.?
Comcast is the biggest
cable TV outfit in the US
and owns the NBC network
as well as Universal and
DreamWorks film studios.
Analysts point out the bid
would give Comcast an
instant foothold in major
pay-TV markets where Sky
operates such as the UK,
Germany, Italy and Spain.
Meanwhile, Mr Murdoch
also plans to sell control of
21st Century Fox, including
his stake in Sky, to Disney.
CLOSING PRICES
A selection of last night?s
FTSE closing prices:
BARCLAYS down 1.3 at
212
BP up 4.75 at 478.2
CENTRICA down 0.25 at
141.8
HSBC down 2 at 719.2
LLOYDS down 0.1 at
69.03
M&S up 0.9 at 300
MORRISONS up 0.8 at
224.9
RBS down 0.3 at 270.4
ROYAL MAIL down 13.4
at 563.6
SAINSBURY?S up 1.3 at
257.7
TESCO up 0.6 at 207.1
Full share prices in Saturday?s paper.
BUILDER?S
?
PLAN FOR
BIG CASH
HANDOUT
HOUSEBUILDER PERSIMMON is to return a wall of
cash to its shareholders
after posting better than
expected underlying pretax profits of �7million ?
up by a quarter on 2016.
The firm is sitting on a
cash pile of �3billion and
expects to have paid more
than �illion to shareholders by 2020.
Acting chairman Nigel
Mills called last year?s performance ?excellent?. And
he said the firm?s focus on
?high quality growth? was
good news for shareholders.
Persimmon also reported
a nine per cent rise in
sales to �4billion. Legal
completions were up by almost six per cent at 16,043.
Meanwhile, chief executive Jeff Fairburn defended
his firm?s involvement in
the Help to Buy scheme.
Critics claim it has been
a
massive
government
handout for house-builders.
But Mr Fairburn said:
?We?ve geared our business
to make sure we are building small and more affordable
properties
to
get
people on the ladder.?
RBS JOBS
CENSURE
THE Treasury Select Committee has accused RBS of
a whitewash over the decision to scrap its Group
Restructuring Unit.
The committee says 30 of
32 senior GRG managers
got jobs with RBS Restructuring which replaced it.
RBS said its structure
and
operations
had
changed fundamentally.
JETS? DUTY FLEE
RYANAIR has announced
it is to shut its base at
Glasgow Airport ? threatening up to 300 jobs.
The
budget
airline
blamed the decision on
air passenger duty and
claimed it ?simply could
not bear the burden?.
Glasgow Airport said it
was
?bitterly
disappointed?.
The
Scottish
government
wants
to
replace APD with a lower
Airport Departure Tax.
The Irish carrier said
the � levy for shorthaul flights is more than
a third of its average fare.
Ryanair said it will cut
the number of routes out
of Glasgow from 23 to
three while adding 11 out
of Edinburgh.
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Shak gets
shake-up
By TOM PEPPER
NICKY HENDERSON?s Apple
is blossoming ahead of her
Triumph Hurdle date.
Festival favourite Apple?s
Shakira was among a host
of Cheltenham fancies
Henderson sent for a gallop
at Kempton yesterday.
She completed a slick
piece of work with Albert
Bartlett hope Santini and
Stayers? Hurdle possible
Thomas Campbell.
Others to work out included L?Ami Serge, Festival veteran My Tent Or Yours and
Arkle hope Brain Power.
Henderson, 67, said: ?It
looked very good to me.
?Apple?s Shakira was
great. She is very laid-back
at home. It was nice to
see her come to the track
and switch on. She
doesn?t do much of
that at home.
?She enjoyed
herself.?
JESSIE?S KING SIZE
By TOM PEPPER
JESSICA HARRINGTON reckons
her big bad John will scare
away his rivals for a second
Cheltenham Gold Cup success.
The eight-year-old gave Irish-based
Harrington a first runner and a first
winner in the race last year.
And she believes he is cherryripe again as he bids for
back-to-back crowns.
Sizing John could hardly
have been more impressive
when slamming Djakadam
in the John Durkan
Memorial Punchestown
Chase in early December.
However, he suffered his
first defeat in six races
when a poor seventh
over Christmas.
Harrington (left)
has spent the
last
two
John can keep Gold crown
months making sure he shows his true
colours on March 16. She said: ?We had
a bit of a hiccup over Christmas, but
since then we?ve been chugging along.
?We haven?t done anything very
quickly, but he tanked away up the gallops this morning and all he wanted to
do was go past Supasundae.
?Sizing John?s weight is coming down
to his racing weight. We?ve not really
put the gun to his head, but he did a
good breeze the last couple of days.
?He may go to Leopardstown after
racing on Monday or Tuesday morning.
He might jump a couple there or we
might just gallop him on the Flat.
?If he does it all on the bridle I?ll be
very happy as I don?t want to put pressure on him. It?s all about getting him
spot-on on the day . . . not the day
before.?
A vet report revealed Sizing John to
be ?clinically abnormal? after his
Leopardstown flop.
Harrington, 71, added: ?What does
clinically abnormal mean? It covers a
multitude of things. He?d overheated a
TIMICO
bit but they never found a reason.
?We were never going to run him
GOLD CUP
again before Cheltenham. The race Paddy Power bet:
4 Mig
at Christmas came a bit soon after
Bite, 6 Native River, ht
the Durkan. Maybe he and Sizing John, 9 Killultag
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Vic,
Our Duke, Road To
Djakadam had a harder race than
Respect, 16 Definitly
we realised.
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Tota
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If Sizing John gets it together on the Blaklion, Edwulf, Cue
Card, Minella
day - and I think he will - it will
Rocco
take a very good one to beat him.?
TONIGHT?S ACTION AT NEWCASTLE
TEMPLEGATE
5.15.....................Bob Maxwell
5.45 .....................Night Castle
6.15 ...........................Tommy G
6.45 .............The King?s Steed
7.15....Displaying Amber (nb)
7.45 .......................Fintry Flyer
TOM PEPPER
5.15.........................Wise Coco
5.45........................Mozzafiato
6.15 ...WINDFORPOWER (nap)
6.45 ............................Lord Rob
7.15 .............Gabrial The Devil
7.45 ....................Roy?s Legacy
nTIC-TAC: L-H AW Tapeta course with a 3f run-in. Races up to 1m run on the straight
course. nDRAW: High numbers have a slight advantage over 5f. nLEADING TRAINERS WITH RUNNERS (2013-2018): R Fahey 58-452, D O?Meara 35-311, M Johnston
30-219, J Goldie 29-245. THIS SEASON: J Goldie 6, J Gosden 5, R Fell 3. nTOP JOCKEYS WITH RIDES (2013-2018): J Fanning 44-254, P Mulrennan 42-403, G Lee 35-374,
P Makin 30-236. THIS SEASON: J Fanning 6, P Dennis 5, R Havlin 4. nLONGEST
TRAVELLER: Queen Moon (6.45) trained at Kingsclere. Round trip of 606 miles. nFIRST
RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nJACKPOT: 1-6. nLIVE ON ATR
5.15
BETWAY NOVICE STAKES (Class 5); value to winner
�881; 1m 2f.
(10 runners)
1 (1) 5248-8 BOB MAXWELL 20 T D Barron 4-9-2 .................................... B Curtis l99
2 (2)
KEIR HARDIE G Scott 4-9-2 ............................................................ G Lee ?
3 (6)
KINDLER J67 J Ewart 4-9-2 ................................................ P Mulrennan ?
4 (9)
3- LOUGH SALT J71 R C Guest 7-9-2 ............................................ P Makin ?
5 (7) 3222-37 PREROGATIVE 28 (P) A Carroll 4-9-2...................................... R Havlin 96
6 (3)
CALLOMANIA A Nicholls 4-8-11 ............................................... A Mullen ?
7 (10)
LATE FOR THE SKY M Hammond 4-8-11.................... C Rodriguez (3) ?
8 (5)
MILLIE THE MINX J33 D Sayer 4-8-11 ................................ J P Sullivan ?
9 (8)
WISE COCO J14 A Whillans 5-8-11 ....................................... R Scott (3) ?
10 (4) 787-992 ZARKAVON 20 J Wainwright 4-8-11 ....................... F McManoman (7) 74
BETTING: 6-4 Bob Maxwell, 3 Keir Hardie, 7-2 Prerogative, 7 Lough Salt, 8 Kindler,
16 Callomania, 33 Zarkavon, 50 Wise Coco, Late For The Sky, 100 Millie The Minx
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
5.45
32RED CASINO MAIDEN STAKES (5); value to the
winner �011; 1m.
(13 runners)
1 (13)
BERTILATETHANNEVER M Hammond 6-10-0 ........... C Rodriguez (3) ?
2 (3)
4 DUTCH COED 15 N Tinkler 6-10-0................................ L Edmunds (3) 81
3 (8)
4- MAJESTIC MAN 105 R Thompson 5-10-0 .................................... G Lee ?
4 (10)
PENISTONE (TH) J Bethell 4-10-0................................................ K Stott ?
5 (7)
0/ MAYDALE 523 J J Davies 5-9-9.................................................. P Makin ?
6 (9)
07- BROKEN FORCE 162 K Burke 3-8-9.......................................... B Curtis ?
7 (2)
4-3 KINGS FULL 19 K Ryan 3-8-9 ...................................................... S Gray 92
8 (1)
MOZZAFIATO J Gosden 3-8-9................................................... K O?Neill ?
9 (4)
5 NIGHT CASTLE 25 C Appleby 3-8-9 ..................................... C Beasley 96
10 (11)
6- POETIC AFFAIR 163 M Johnston 3-8-9 ................................ J Fanning 73
11 (5)
5-23 STEALTH 12 (BH) J Gosden 3-8-9........................................ R Havlin l99
12 (6)
NEW RHYTHM A Whillans 3-8-4 ........................................... J P Sullivan ?
13 (12)
PRINCESS NOORA A Nicholls 3-8-4 ........................................ A Mullen ?
BETTING: 7-4 Night Castle, 3 Stealth, 9-2 Mozzafiato, 6 Kings Full, 10 Broken
Force, 12 Poetic Affair, 16 Penistone, 33 Majestic Man, Princess Noora
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
of 3 (btn 7l) to Gronkowski (9-9)
DUTCH COED (8-13) 25-1 outpaced in
(Newcastle 1m (5) �752 AW).
rear, headway 1f out, never troubled
leaders, 4th of 5 (btn 12l) to Volatile NIGHT CASTLE (8-11) 4-1 tracked
leaders, ridden 1f out, kept on same
(9-13) (Southwell 6f (5) �752 AW).
pace, 5th of 9 (btn 4l) to Sea Fox
MAJESTIC MAN (9-7) 50-1 held up
(10-4) (Kempton 7f (5) �881 AW).
behind, headway 1f out, kept on, 4th
of 8 (btn 13l) to Francis Xavier (9-5) POETIC AFFAIR (9-0) 8-1 6th of 7 (btn
11l) to Groundnut (8-9) (Brighton 7f
(Newcastle 1m mdn (5) �234 AW).
mdn auct (6) �749 good).
BROKEN FORCE (9-2) 8-1 kept on,
7th of 13 (btn 31/4l) to Tansheet (9-2) STEALTH (9-2) 9-2 kept on, 3rd of 4
(btn 3 3 / 4 l) to Vale Of Kent (9-9)
(Newcastle 1m nov (5) �396 AW).
(Lingfield 7f (5) �752 AW).
KINGS FULL (9-2) 7-2 stayed on, last
6.15
BETWAY CASINO HANDICAP (5); value to the winner
�011; 5f.
(8 runners)
1 (1) 20-8813 BIG LACHIE 2 (CD) D Loughnane 4-9-9.................................. A Mullen 94
2 (8) 785-245 TOMMY G 19 J Goldie 5-9-9 ........................................... P Dennis (3) l99
3 (2) 2688-47 JOHNNY CAVAGIN 28 R Thompson 9-9-7 .................................. G Lee 97
4 (7) /3784-8 GLORIUX 12 J Balding 4-9-6.......................................... L Edmunds (3) 90
5 (5) 409-647 FOXY BOY 12 (D) R Bastiman 4-9-3..................................... R Scott (3) 97
6 (4) 1303-90 SPIRIT OF ZEBEDEE 12 (P;C) J J Quinn 5-8-13......................... J Hart 85
7 (3) 23127-2 HADLEY 12 (P) T Waggott 5-8-12 ............................................. B Curtis 94
8 (6) 231-166 WINDFORPOWER 12 (V;CD) T Waggott 8-8-11 ......... B Robinson (5) 98
BETTING: 5-2 Big Lachie, 3 Hadley, 9-2 Tommy G, 5 Gloriux, 7 Windforpower, 8
Foxy Boy, 12 Johnny Cavagin, 16 Spirit Of Zebedee
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
FORM
BIG LACHIE (9-5) 4-1 jt fav led final fur- TOMMY G (8-7) 5-1 effort 1f out, kept
on one pace close home, 5th of 8
long, ran on, bt Hamish Mcgonagain
(btn 4l) to Heaven?s Guest (9-7)
(9-7) 1l WINDFORPOWER (8-12) 7-1
(Newcastle 6f hcap (4) �531 AW).
prominent, driven 1f out, every
3
chance, 6th (btn 2 /4l) FOXY BOY (9- JOHNNY CAVAGIN (9-7) 9-2 every
chance, held, 7th of 8 (btn 6l) to
2) 7-1 mid-division, ridden 2f out, 7th
Duke Cosimo (9-1) (Newcastle 6f
(btn 31/4l) GLORIUX (9-3) 12-1 not
app hcap (5) �752 AW).
clear run 1f out, effort final furlong,
not clear run, 8th (btn 4l) SPIRIT OF HADLEY (9-7) 14-1 led, driven 1f out,
headed run-in, rallied, ran on, btn sh
ZEBEDEE (9-2) 16-1 prominent,
hd by Highly Focussed (9-0) (9 ran)
beaten 1f out, last (btn 12l) (11 ran)
(Newcastle 5f hcap (5) �752 AW).
(Newcastle 6f hcap (6) �105 AW).
6.45
SUNBETS.CO.UK HANDICAP (7); value to the winner
�264; 1m.
(14 runners)
1 (5) 567-865 INSHAA 12 (P) S G West 6-9-12.................................................... J Hart 93
2 (6) 808-627 HIGHWAYMAN 20 (H) D Thompson 5-9-12....................... J P Sullivan 98
3 (2) 5080-17 SIR JAMIE 11 (B;D) A Carroll 5-9-11........................................ R Havlin 93
4 (9) 05474-3 URBAN SPIRIT 19 (P) R Fell 4-9-11..................................... T Hamilton 92
5 (12) 534-026 QUEEN MOON 9 (B) A Balding 4-9-10 ......................................... G Lee 94
6 (14) 90680-7 ROYAL HOLIDAY 29 (P;D) M Fife 11-9-10............................... P Makin 85
7 (8) 123-003 THE KING?S STEED 19 (BH,T;D) S Lycett 5-9-10 ... B Robinson (5) l99
8 (1) 056-393 OPTIMA PETAMUS 20 (V;D) P Holmes 6-9-10 .................... P Muir (7) 97
9 (13)
5-88 ISLAND SONG 20 G Anderson 4-9-9 ...................................... A Mullen 90
10 (4) 343640- LORD ROB 270 D Thompson 7-9-8.................................. P Mulrennan 92
11 (10) 45-0435 BABETTE 7 (V;BF) I Williams 4-9-8.......................................... Doubtful 92
12 (3) 75309-4 QUICK MONET 41 S A Harris 5-9-8 ................................. C Bennett (3) 85
13 (11) 6000- JOE CABLE 121 N Tinkler 3-8-3.............................. F McManoman (7) 83
14 (7)
86-8 STREET SENSATION 47 (BH) R Fahey 3-8-3 ..................... P Mathers 89
BETTING: 4 Optima Petamus, 9-2 Urban Spirit, 5 The King?s Steed, 11-2 Queen
Moon, 7 Street Sensation, 8 Sir Jamie, 9 Inshaa, 12 Highwayman, 14 Lord Rob
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race.
INSHAA (8-12) 14-1 mid-division,
stayed on, 5th of 11 (btn 3 1 / 4l) to
Lukoutoldmakezebak (8-12) (Newcastle 7f app hcap (6) �105 AW).
OPTIMA PETAMUS (8-10) 9-2 challenged 2f out until no extra final 100
yards, 3rd of 8 (btn 3/4l) to Ghostly
Arc (9-3) HIGHWAYMAN (8-9) 5-1
7th (btn 15l) (8 ran) (Newcastle
11/4m app hcap (6) �493 AW).
SIR JAMIE (8-9) 5-1 effort 1f out, ridden and weakened, 7th of 10 (btn
6 1 / 2 l) to First Experience (9-2)
(Lingfield 1m hcap (6) �105 AW).
URBAN SPIRIT (8-6) 12-1 held up,
stayed on, 3rd of 13 (btn 3 1 / 4l) to
Lukoutoldmakezebak (7-11) (Newcastle 1m hcap (6) �105 AW).
FORM
QUEEN MOON (8-12) 10-1 led 1f out,
headed final furlong, 6th of 14 (btn
31/4l) to Outrath (9-2) (Kempton 1m
3f app hcap (7) �588 AW).
ROYAL HOLIDAY (9-0) 20-1 held, 7th
of 9 (btn 14l) to Sooqaan (9-12)
(Southwell 1m hcap (6) �105 AW).
THE KING?S STEED (9-6) 12-1 held
up, headway 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 8
(btn 2 1 / 2l) to Naralsaif (9-6) BABETTE (8-10) 2-1 fav under pressure
3f out, kept on, 4th (btn 31/2l) (Chelmsford 1m hcap (7) �588 AW).
QUICK MONET (9-2) 25-1 close up,
ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final
furlong, 4th of 11 (btn 9 1 / 4 l) to
Sooqaan (10-0) (Southwell 1m hcap
(6) �105 AW).
GOING: STANDARD
7.15
32REDSPORT.COM HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; value to
the winner �011; 6f.
(8 runners)
1 (6) 28-524 ELITE SHADOW 12 G Kelleway 9-7 .................................... A Jones (3) 98
2 (2) 56242-3 GABRIAL THE DEVIL 18 (BF) D O?Meara 9-7............................ S Gray 94
3 (4)
34-43 WAZIN 12 (BH) S Crisford 9-7 .................................................. R Havlin 97
4 (1) 54306-2 GORSE 12 (P) A Duffield 9-0............................................... J Fanning l99
5 (5) 457-55 GHOST 14 (HH) J J Quinn 8-10 .................................................... J Hart 93
6 (8)
5-95 NALAINI 20 D Carroll 8-10.................................................. P Dennis (3) 92
7 (7)
695-5 RIVER RULE 37 A Carroll 8-4................................................... K O?Neill 85
8 (3)
705-3 DISPLAYING AMBER 28 B Haslam 8-3 ............................. J P Sullivan 95
BETTING: 5-2 Wazin, 3 Gabrial The Devil, 4 Gorse, 6 Displaying Amber, 8 River Rule
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5
2017: Intense Romance 9-3 C Beasley 8-1 (M Dods) drawn 9, 6 ran.
FORM
(btn 73/4l) to Rock On Baileys (9-5)
GORSE (8-7) 15-2 tracked leaders,
(W?hampton 5f hcap (6) �105 AW).
every chance final furlong, held finish, stayed on, btn nk by Snaffled (9- NALAINI (8-4) 50-1 with leaders, ridden 1f out, no extra last 100 yards,
0) WAZIN (9-1) 2-1 last to break,
5th of 11 (btn 31/4l) to Meerpat (8-4)
soon disputing 2nd, ridden and
(Newcastle 6f (5) �140 AW).
challenged 1f out, one pace, 3rd
(btn 1/2l) ELITE SHADOW (8-13) 6-1 RIVER RULE (9-6) 11-4 ridden and
headway 2f out, one pace, 5th of 11
held up, outpaced 2f out, one pace,
(btn 7l) to Harvest Day (9-0)
no impression, 4th (btn 21/4l) (5 ran)
(W?hampton 7f hcap (6) �105 AW).
(Newcastle 6f hcap (5) �752 AW).
GABRIAL THE DEVIL (9-2) 5-4 fav led DISPLAYING AMBER (9-5) 17-2 in
rear, ridden 3f out, switched left and
until 2f out, headed, outpaced and
headway 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8
no extra final furlong, 3rd of 6 (btn
(btn 11/4l) to Swissie (9-2) GHOST
4 1 / 4 l) to Grandfather Tom (8-13)
(10-1) 5-2 led 4f out, headed 3f out,
(Lingfield 5f (6) �105 AW).
one pace final furlong, 5th (btn 3l)
GHOST (9-7) 12-1 held up, ridden over
(Newcastle 5f hcap (6) �105 AW).
1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7
7.45
BETWAY SPRINT HANDICAP (7); value to the winner
�264; 5f.
(9 runners)
1 (4) 1864-57 SEE VERMONT 16 (B;D) R Bastiman 10-9-12 ............................ J Hart 97
2 (5) 7-34214 ROY?S LEGACY 6 (CD) S A Harris 9-9-12 ....................... C Bennett (3) 98
3 (8) 7333-42 KINGSTREET LADY 27 (P) R Carr 5-9-10.......................... J P Sullivan 97
4 (3) 47-1847 NOVABRIDGE 16 (B;CD) K Tutty 10-9-8 .......................... G Tutty (5) l99
5 (9) 99600/6 RIAL 12 A Nicholls 5-9-8 .............................................. B Sanderson (7) 85
6 (2) 0096-32 LITTLE KINGDOM 40 (CD) T Waggott 4-9-6 ........................... B Curtis 97
7 (6) 98033-2 FINTRY FLYER 47 (P) J Goldie 4-9-6 ................................ P Dennis (3) 97
8 (7) 466856/ GRIFFIN STREET 839 A Whillans 5-9-5............................. P Mulrennan ?
9 (1) 734-447 IDEAL SPIRIT 14 K Tutty 3-8-10 ........................................... R Scott (3) 96
BETTING: 3 Kingstreet Lady, 4 Fintry Flyer, Roy?s Legacy, 9-2 Little Kingdom,
13-2 Novabridge, 10 See Vermont, 16 Ideal Spirit, Rial, 25 Griffin Street
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3-6
2017: Kinloch Pride 5-9-5 G Lee 11-1 (N Wilson) drawn 8, 14 ran.
FORM
ROY?S LEGACY (8-13) 7-2 led final fur- RIAL (9-0) 40-1 ridden 2f out, 6th of 9
(btn 51/4l) to Highly Focussed (9-0)
long, ran on gamely, all out, bt De
Vegas Kid (9-3) 1/2l SEE VERMONT
(Newcastle 6f hcap (6) �105 AW).
(9-7) 12-1 7th (btn 5 1 / 2l) (10 ran) LITTLE KINGDOM (9-0) 14-1 ran on,
btn 1 1 / 4l by Windforpower (9-10)
(W?hampton 5f hcap (6) �105 AW).
ROY?S LEGACY (9-5) 9-2 led until last
KINGSTREET LADY (9-4) 16-1 kept
100 yards, kept on, 4th of 9 (btn
on, 4th (btn 3l) SEE VERMONT (931/4l) to Strictly Carter (9-5) (Chelms12) 33-1 ridden 1f out, one pace, 5th
ford 5f app hcap (6) �429 AW).
(btn 3 1 / 4l) NOVABRIDGE (9-1) 9-1
KINGSTREET LADY (8-10) 12-1 every
8th (btn 41/2l) (9 ran) (Newcastle 5f
chance 1f out, stayed on well, btn
hcap (6) �105 AW).
1
/ 2 l by Archimedes (9-5) NOVA- NOVABRIDGE (9-3) 12-1 led 1f out,
held on gamely at the finish, bt FINBRIDGE (8-11) 33-1 led 1f out, headTRY FLYER (9-4) 7-2 rear, headway
ed headed run-in, 4th (btn 2l) (11 ran)
1f out, kept on well, 1l LITTLE KING(Southwell 5f hcap (6) �105 AW).
DOM (9-7) 14-1 ridden final furlong,
NOVABRIDGE (9-1) 9-2 faded, 7th of 8
3
kept on finish, 3rd (btn 11/2l) (12 ran)
(btn 5 / 4l) to Ask The Guru (9-7)
(W?hampton 5f hcap (6) �105 AW).
(Newcastle 5f hcap (7) �264 AW).
TEMPLEGATE
is the real deal
H SHAM
in Wolverhampton?s
2.45. SHAMLAN (nap) finished like a train when
third over seven furlongs
at Chelmsford last
time out. He gets
a valuable extra
furlong here under
Dougie Costello
(left) and that can
make all the difference.
DISPLAYING AMBER
(7.15 Newcastle, nb)
has few miles on the
clock and showed good
signs here last time out.
She steps up in distance today, which looks
a wise move.
VJ
DAY
(4.55
Wolverhampton, treble) has been gelded
since a solid third at
Musselburgh last time
and he has been running
in better races than this.
H
H
BOX CLEVER
nTRAINERTRACE: NEWCASTLE
5.45 Maydale C Teague to J J
Davies, 7.15 River Rule S Williams
to A Carroll, 7.45 Griffin Street I
Jardine to A Whillans. WOLVERHAMPTON 3.20 Thecornishbarron
J Ryan to A Sadik, 4.25 Afandem H
Palmer to M Johnston, 4.25
Upavon S C Williams to A Carroll.
nHOT TRAINERS: A Balding 6 winners from 11 runners; S Best 3 from
7; E Dunlop 2 from 4; C Appleby 6
from 20; O Murphy 7 from 31; J
Candlish 3 from 13. nHOT JOCKEYS: R Kingscote 5 wins from 16
rides; E Greatrex 6 from 23; L
Edmunds 3 from 11; C Bishop 3
from 16; J Fanning 6 from 35; R
Winston 4 from 25; K O?Neill 3 from
17; G Malune 3 from 18; L Morris 6
from 43. nCOLD TRAINERS A
Sadik 109; W Brisbourne 81. nJOB
JOCKEYS: NEWCASTLE G Lee
rides Queen Moon (6.45) for A
Balding, 3 winners from 9 rides,
33%. WOLVERHAMPTON L Keniry
rides Diamond Reflection (3.50)
for A Dunn, 3 winners from 8 rides,
38%. A Kirby rides Ok By Me (2.15)
for I Williams, 15 from 44, 34%.
1GM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
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WOLVERHAMPTON FLAT AW CARD
2.15
BET AND WATCH AT SUNBETS.CO.UK HANDICAP
(Class 7); winner �911; 1m 1f.
(13 runners)
1 (11) 6326-88 JOYS DELIGHT 20 (PH) D Loughnane 4-9-7................ R Kingscote l99
2 (13) 707-074 OK BY ME 21 (PH) I Williams 4-9-4............................................ A Kirby 93
3 (10) 6860-06 LIFE OF LUXURY 16 W Brisbourne 5-9-4 ............................. W Carson 93
4 (4) 645-86 LUNAR MIST 13 R Guest 4-9-4.......................................... S Woods (7) 86
5 (2) 00008/6 FINAL ATTACK 21 S Hollinshead 7-9-3 .................................. F Norton 85
6 (5) 6P6-334 JEREMY?S JET 7 (T;BF) A Carroll 7-9-3.............................. G Downing 97
7 (1) 796-950 LADY NAHEMA 7 (B,T) M Bosley 5-9-2 ............................... D Costello 93
8 (6) 0070-26 METTE 11 (T) M Usher 5-9-2........................................................ R Tate 98
9 (3) 905-705 STEEL HELMET 21 H Bethell 4-9-2 ........................................ J Gordon 88
10 (9) 83045-4 SMART MOVER 42 (P) N Evans 5-9-2 ................................. J Elliott (5) 90
11 (7) 45-0435 BABETTE 7 (V;BF) I Williams 4-9-2 ................................. R P Walsh (7) 89
12 (12) 97/004- ALLIGATOR 77 (B) A Carroll 4-9-2 ........................................... L Morris 86
13 (8) 099900/ CLOCK ON TOM J59 B Leavy 8-9-2........................................ W Cox (5) ?
BETTING: 4 Ok By Me, 9-2 Jeremy?s Jet, 5 Babette, Joys Delight, 10 Clock On
Tom, Lady Nahema, 12 Alligator, Lunar Mist, Smart Mover, 18 Mette, Steel Helmet
WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding meeting.
JOYS DELIGHT (9-2) 6-1 led 8f out,
headed 1f out, faded, 8th of 9 (btn
41/2l) to Just Fred (8-13) (Chelmsford
11/4m app hcap (6) �429 AW).
OK BY ME (8-11) 8-1 rear, not clear
run 2f out, ran on, 4th of 9 (btn 21/2l)
to Dukes Meadow (8-5) (Chelmsford
City 1m hcap (6) �493 AW).
BABETTE (8-5) 12-1 headway 6f out,
led 1f out, headed, 3rd of 13 (btn 3l)
to Critical Thinking (9-6) LIFE OF
LUXURY (9-0) 22-1 chased leaders,
outpaced 2f out, never dangerous,
6th (btn 43/4l) (13 ran) (W?hampton
1m 1f hcap (6) �105 AW).
LUNAR MIST (9-6) 16-1 not clear run,
kept on one pace, 6th of 9 (btn 5l) to
Win Lose Draw (9-7) (Chelmsford 7f
hcap (6) �429 AW).
STEEL HELMET (8-12) 66-1 tracked
winner, ridden 1f out, no extra inside
final furlong, 5th of 12 (btn 31/4l) to
Cockney Boy (8-12) FINAL ATTACK
(8-13) 33-1 ridden 1f out, no extra,
6th (btn 41/4l) (12 ran) (W?hampton
2.45
FORM
1m 1f hcap (6) �105 AW).
JEREMY?S JET (9-0) 7-2 jt fav rear,
pushed along 2f out, headway 1f
out, stayed on, 4th of 14 (btn 3l) to
Ertidaad (9-4) BABETTE (8-8) 7-2 jt
fav kept on, 5th (btn 3l) LADY
NAHEMA (9-2) 20-1 never on terms,
11th (btn 6 3 / 4l) (Kempton 1m app
hcap (7) �588 AW).
METTE (8-7) 25-1 every chance 1f out,
soon outpaced, 6th of 10 (btn 53/4l)
to First Experience (9-2) (Lingfield
1m hcap (6) �105 AW).
SMART MOVER (9-3) 16-1 headway 1f
out, stayed on, 4th of 9 (btn 41/2l) to
Mr Andros (9-10) (Lingfield 7f app
hcap (6) �105 AW).
ALLIGATOR (8-12) 33-1 stayed on one
pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12 (btn
4 1 / 2 l) to Secret Lightning (9-0)
(W?hampton 1m 1f (6) �588 AW).
CLOCK ON TOM (8-10) 25-1 effort 2f
out, faded, 11th of 14 (btn 9l) to
Master Of Heaven (9-2) (Chelmsford
11/4m hcap (7) �234 AW).
SUNBETS.CO.UK HANDICAP (6); value to the winner
�170; 1m 1f.
(11 runners)
1 (9) 311-553 NO APPROVAL 11 D Bridgwater 5-9-8 ...................... P Bridgwater (7) 96
2 (7) 644-870 CAPTAIN REVELATION 18 (E) M Mullineaux 6-9-7 ............. L Jones l99
3 (1) 0002-03 SHAMLAN 38 (P;BF,C) K Frost 6-9-6 ................................... D Costello 94
4 (4) 0/00-01 SCRUTINY 18 (P,T;CD) K Ryan 7-9-5 ............................... J P Spencer 95
5 (3) 63-2315 CRITICAL THINKING 4 (T;CD) D Loughnane 4-9-5........... S Donohoe 95
6 (10) U4-3452 BEATBYBEATBYBEAT 5 (V) A Brittain 5-9-5 ......................... C Hardie 98
7 (6) 22900-0 MAKHFAR 46 (P;CD) M Usher 7-9-4........................................... R Tate 88
8 (11) 00712-5 DELEYLL 11 (P) J Butler 4-9-3.................................................... A Kirby 97
9 (8) 70-6334 LORD MURPHY 11 (T;CD) D Loughnane 5-9-1............... R Kingscote 96
10 (5) 60-0010 GONE WITH THE WIND 16 (P,T;CD) R Bastiman 7-8-13.............. L Morris 96
11 (2) 0960-78 THREE?S A CROWD 33 E De Giles 4-8-7................................ Doubtful 85
BETTING: 7-2 Shamlan, 4 Beatbybeatbybeat, 9-2 Lord Murphy, 6 Deleyll, 7 Critical
Thinking, No Approval, Scrutiny, 14 Gone With The Wind, 20 Captain Revelation
NO APPROVAL (9-0) 4-1 headway 1f
out, stayed on, 3rd of 10 (btn 1/2l) to
First Experience (9-2) DELEYLL (90) 8-1 outpaced, 5th (btn 5 1 / 2 l)
(Lingfield 1m hcap (6) �105 AW).
CAPTAIN REVELATION (9-3) 10-1
never dangerous, 10th of 13 (btn 15l)
to Bell Heather (9-4) (W?hampton 1m
1f hcap (6) �105 AW).
SHAMLAN (9-6) 11-4 fav headway 1f
out, kept on, 3rd of 8 (btn 13/4l) to
Dubai Waves (9-4) NO APPROVAL
(9-2) 7-2 rear, pushed along 2f out,
kept on, 5th (btn 23/4l) (Chelmsford
7f hcap (6) �105 AW).
SCRUTINY (10-2) 66-1 held up rear,
headway 1f out, driven and kept on,
led final strides, bt Dose (10-6) nk
BEATBYBEATBYBEAT (10-13) 4-1
co fav led 6f out, clear 2f out to 1f
out, 5th (btn 2l) (13 ran) (W?hampton
1m 1f amat hcap (6) �995 AW).
CRITICAL THINKING (8-9) 9-2 chance
2f out until 1f out, 5th of 9 (btn 41/4l)
to Derek Duval (9-9) (W?hampton 1m
1f hcap (5) �752 AW).
3.20
FORM
BEATBYBEATBYBEAT (8-13) 15-2
every chance throughout final half
furlong, just failed, btn hd by
Naralsaif (8-8) (9 ran) (W?hampton
1m 1f hcap (5) �752 AW).
GONE WITH THE WIND (9-1) 66-1
held up rear, headway 5f out, weakened 1f out, 12th of 13 (btn 91/2l) to
Rock Icon (9-3) MAKHFAR (9-7)
14-1 rear, last (btn 91/2l) (W?hampton
1m 1f app hcap (6) �105 AW).
LORD MURPHY (9-1) 11-4 headway 2f
out, stayed on, 4th of 10 (btn 11/2l) to
Presence Process (8-13) (Lingfield
1m hcap (6) �105 AW).
CRITICAL THINKING (9-6) 3-1 jt fav
led run-in, bt Idol Deputy (9-0) 1/2l
GONE WITH THE WIND (9-4) 16-1
11th (well btn) (13 ran) (W?hampton
1m 1f hcap (6) �105 AW).
LORD MURPHY (9-7) 6-1 headway 1f
out, finished well, 3rd of 11 (btn 1/2l)
to Sir Jamie (8-13) THREE?S A
CROWD (8-8) 25-1 headway 1f out,
never involved, 8th (btn 5l) (11 ran)
(Lingfield 1m hcap (6) �105 AW).
BETWAY CASINO HANDICAP (5); value to the winner
�817; 1m 1f 104yds.
(7 runners)
1 (1) 121-122 KING KEVIN 12 (B;CD) E Dunlop 4-9-7............................. J P Spencer 98
2 (6) 524/777 ECHO BRAVA 19 (C) S Best 8-9-5 ........................................ R Winston 97
3 (4) 8205-33 PERCEIVED 20 A Brittain 6-8-9............................................. C Hardie l99
4 (5) 32238-9 GOLCONDA PRINCE 14 R Fahey 4-8-8 .............................. P Hanagan 94
5 (7) 1282/89 SWORD OF THE LORD 25 (P) N Evans 8-8-7 ......................... L Morris 94
6 (3) 705300- THECORNISHBARRON 127 (D) A Sadik 6-8-7 .................... W Cox (5) 85
7 (2) 5379-97 BLUE ROCKS 4 (C) L Williamson 4-8-7............................ G Malune (7) 87
BETTING: Evens King Kevin, 5-2 Golconda Prince, 9-2 Perceived, 9 Echo Brava
FORM
14 (btn 31/4l) to Pivotal Flame (8-13)
KING KEVIN (8-9) 11-4 rear, headway
(Lingfield 11/4m hcap (6) �105 AW).
1f out, ridden final furlong, kept on,
btn 1 3 / 4l by Regicide (9-7) (7 ran) SWORD OF THE LORD (9-2) 50-1 9th
1
of 13 (btn 83/4l) to Sky Marshal (9-3)
(Lingfield 1 /2m (4) �531 AW).
(Kempton 11/2m hcap (6) �105 AW).
KING KEVIN (9-4) 4-1 rear, headway 1f
out, stayed on, btn 1l by Shamrokh THECORNISHBARRON (8-11) 20-1
ridden 2f out, 10th of 14 (btn 71/4l) to
(9-7) ECHO BRAVA (9-9) 33-1 faded,
Sussex Girl (8-7) (Yarmouth 1 1 / 4m
7th (btn 6 1 /2l) (8 ran) (Chelmsford
hcap (6) �264 good to soft).
11/4m hcap (5) �434 AW).
PERCEIVED (9-3) 3-1 kept on, 3rd of 4 BLUE ROCKS (8-0) 100-1 headway 2f
out, weakened, 7th of 9 (btn 5l) to
(btn 6l) to Henpecked (9-7) (NewDerek Duval (9-9) (W?hampton 1m 1f
castle 11/4m hcap (5) �140 AW).
hcap (5) �752 AW).
GOLCONDA PRINCE (9-6) 9-2 9th of
TEMPLEGATE
TOM PEPPER
2.15....................Jeremy?s Jet 2.15 ......................Final Attack
2.45................SHAMLAN (nap) 2.45 ............................Shamlan
3.20 ........................King Kevin 3.20 .......................Blue Rocks
3.50 ...................Mrs Burbidge 3.50...............The Foozler (nb)
4.25........................Rose Berry 4.25..............Espresso Freddo
4.55 .................................Vj Day 4.55......................Carpet Time
TEMPLEGATE?S TRIO: Shamlan (Wolverhampton) and Displaying
Amber (double, Newcastle) with Vj Day (Wolverhampton).
TOM PEPPER?S DOUBLE: Windforpower (Newcastle) and The
Foozler (Wolverhampton).
SUNRATINGS? NAP: NAUTICAL HAVEN (4.25 Wolverhampton).
SIRIUS, Sun on Sunday, nap: COMPATRIOT (3.50 Wolverhampton).
nTIC-TAC: L-H tight Tapeta track of 1m, with a 330yd run-in. Races over 6f and 7f start
on separate chutes. nDRAW: Little effect. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): P Evans
97-804, M Johnston 87-515, R Fahey 70-576, D Loughnane 58-609. THIS SEASON: R
Bastiman 4, D Loughnane 3, K Ryan 3. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): L Morris 2091439, A Kirby 155-746, R Kingscote 81-503, S Donohoe 52-447. THIS SEASON: L Morris
7, E Greatrex 6, A Kirby 5. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Echo Brava (3.20) trained at
Lewes. Round trip of 346 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nLIVE ON ATR
GOING: STANDARD
3.50
BETWAY LIVE CASINO HANDICAP (6); value to the
winner �170; 1m 4f.
(9 runners)
1 (5) 0-03146 DIAMOND REFLECTION 12 (T) A Dunn 6-9-7........................ L Keniry 90
2 (8) 07224-1 COMPATRIOT 8 (CD) O Murphy 4-9-3(6ex) .................. J P Spencer l99
3 (6) 61-1632 SUNSHINEANDBUBBLES 8 (P;C) J Candlish 5-9-2........... E Greatrex 91
4 (1) 0002-75 ROCK?N GOLD 5 A Wintle 5-9-1 ................................................ H Doyle 97
5 (9) 28830-0 FILAMENT OF GOLD 8 (B;CD) R Brotherton 7-8-13 ............. Doubtful 90
6 (4) 836-764 COOL MUSIC 8 (P;D) A Brittain 8-8-12 ................................... C Hardie 98
7 (2) 6586-9 THE FOOZLER 48 (P) P Niven 5-8-12 ............................ C Murtagh (5) 90
8 (3) 522/5-2 MRS BURBIDGE 12 (P,T;CD) N Mulholland 8-8-11 ............... L Morris 85
9 (7) 009-467 LORD FRANKLIN 21 A Crook 9-8-11 ...................................... F Norton 85
BETTING: 5-4 Compatriot, 7-2 Sunshineandbubbles, 6 Diamond Reflection, Mrs
Burbidge, 8 Rock?n Gold, 12 Cool Music, 25 Lord Franklin, 66 The Foozler
MRS BURBIDGE (8-10) 16-1 held up
rear, headway 1f out, kept on, btn
3
/ 4l by Betsalottie (9-4) DIAMOND
REFLECTION (9-1) 7-1 rear, ridden
and headway 1f out, kept on, 6th
(btn 3l) (10 ran) (Lingfield 1 1 / 2m
hcap (6) �105 AW).
COMPATRIOT (10-9) 5-4 fav not clear
run 3f out, headway 2f out, not
much room 1f out, soon led, ran on
well, went clear, bt Ormskirk (10-3)
21/2l COOL MUSIC (10-10) 9-1 middivision, headway 1f out, ran on, 4th
(btn 51/2l) FILAMENT OF GOLD (106) 25-1 pushed along, soon beaten,
11th (well btn) (12 ran) (W?hampton
11/2m amat hcap (6) �995 AW).
4.25
FORM
SUNSHINEANDBUBBLES (9-2) 11-2
challenged 1f out, carried right final
furlong, just held, btn ns by My
Fantasea (9-7) (13 ran) (W?hampton
1m 1f hcap (6) �105 AW).
ROCK?N GOLD (9-1) 8-1 headway 1f
out, kept on, 5th of 13 (btn 13/4l) to
Captain George (9-3) (W?hampton
13/4m hcap (6) �105 AW).
THE FOOZLER (8-10) 25-1 led until 3f
out, last of 9 (well btn) to Theglasgowwarrior (8-13) (Newcastle 11/2m
hcap (5) �140 AW).
LORD FRANKLIN (9-4) 20-1 tracked
leaders, struggling, 7th of 8 (well
btn) to Volturnus (8-12) (Chelmsford
13/4m hcap (6) �493 AW).
BETWAY HANDICAP (4); value to the winner �887;
6f.
(8 runners)
1 (8) 808900- AFANDEM 172 (D) M Johnston 4-9-11.................................... F Norton 85
2 (3) /72-222 NAUTICAL HAVEN 11 (PH;D) K Ryan 4-9-7................... C Noble (5) l99
3 (6) 583-832 UPAVON 34 (D) A Carroll 8-9-7 .................................................. A Kirby 98
4 (7) 36552-9 ROSE BERRY 11 (H) C Dwyer 4-9-5....................................... J Gordon 97
5 (2) 504-129 ESPRESSO FREDDO 20 (P;C) R Stephens 4-9-5.............. C Shepherd (3) 98
6 (1) 355630- BAHAMIAN DOLLAR 127 (D) P Evans 5-9-5 .................. G Malune (7) 89
7 (5) 016-735 UNION ROSE 11 (P;C) R Harris 6-9-3..................................... C Bishop 97
8 (4) 203225- JACOB?S PILLOW 120 (D) R Bastiman 7-9-1.......................... L Morris 92
BETTING: 2 Nautical Haven, 3 Afandem, 4 Upavon, 6 Rose Berry, 12 Jacob?s
Pillow, Union Rose, 16 Espresso Freddo, 25 Bahamian Dollar
AFANDEM (9-7) 12-1 raced stands
side, chased leaders, outpaced,
weakened, eased final furlong, last
of 10 (well btn) to Pettochside (8-10)
(Ascot 5f hcap (3) �704 soft).
NAUTICAL HAVEN (7-13) 9-2 led 2f
out, ridden 1f out, headed final 100
yards, kept on and held finish, btn 1l
by Reckless Endeavour (9-3) (7 ran)
(Lingfield 6f hcap (2) �,972 AW).
UPAVON (8-5) 5-1 ridden 1f out, kept
on and held close home, btn nk by
Tropics (9-5) (8 ran) (Chelmsford 6f
hcap (3) �704 AW).
ROSE BERRY (8-7) 8-1 keen, chased
leader until 3f out, chased leaders,
weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10 (btn
4.55
FORM
61/4l) to Carolinae (9-4) (Kempton 7f
fll hcap (3) �,450 AW).
NAUTICAL HAVEN (8-9) 5-1 led until
final 75 yards, btn 11/4l by Eljaddaaf
(9-5) ESPRESSO FREDDO (8-13)
14-1 last (btn 71/2l) (Chelmsford 6f
hcap (3) �704 AW).
BAHAMIAN DOLLAR (8-12) 9-1 12th of
14 (btn 91/4l) to Boy In The Bar (9-4)
(Newcastle 6f hcap (4) �086 AW).
UNION ROSE (9-0) 16-1 ridden 1f out,
5th of 8 (btn 5l) to Brother Tiger (812) (Lingfield 5f hcap (4) �531 AW).
JACOB?S PILLOW (9-4) 11-2 chased
leaders, effort 2f out, faded, 5th of 7
(btn 9 1 / 4 l) to Quick Look (9-2)
(Catterick 6f hcap (4) �175 soft).
BETWAY MAIDEN STAKES (5); value to the winner
�817; 6f.
(6 runners)
1 (6) 0090/6- RESPECTABILITY J20 (E) M Mullineaux 6-9-9 ......................... L Jones ?
2 (4)
7- CARPET TIME 196 T D Barron 3-8-13 ...................................... F Norton ?
3 (2)
4-22 DUBAI ACCLAIM 28 R Fahey 3-8-13................................ P Hanagan l99
4 (3)
6 ROYAL RATTLE 19 T D Barron 3-8-13................................... J Gordon 78
5 (5)
563- VJ DAY 182 K Ryan 3-8-13 ................................................. J P Spencer 93
6 (1)
5 SERVILIA 14 C Hills 3-8-8 ........................................................... L Morris ?
BETTING: 8-11 Dubai Acclaim, 6-4 Vj Day, 10 Royal Rattle, 12 Servilia
FORM
of 13 (btn 6l) to Casey Jones (9-2)
CARPET TIME (9-2) 25-1 7th of 9 (btn
(Newcastle 7f (6) �105 AW).
17l) to Equitant (9-2) (Beverley 5f
VJ DAY (9-2) 3-1 kept on, 3rd of 8 (btn
nov auct (5) �881 good to firm).
4l) to Soldier?s Minute (9-2) (MussDUBAI ACCLAIM (9-2) 11-4 led, ridelburgh 7f nov (5) �234 firm).
den 1f out, headed, stayed on, btn
11/4l by Good Boy Alfie (8-13) (8 ran) SERVILIA (8-6) 7-1 one pace, 5th of 8
(btn 18l) to Michael Corleone (8-11)
(Newcastle 7f nov (5) �752 AW).
(W?hampton 7f mdn (5) �752 AW).
ROYAL RATTLE (9-2) 25-1 faded, 6th
RESULTS
nCATTERICK was abandoned
due to snow.
LINGFIELD
2.00: 1 ROUNDABOUT MAGIC T
Marquand (9-4 jtfav); 2 Awesome Allan
(9-4 jtfav); 3 Kinglami (9-2). 8 ran. nk;
2 1 / 4l. S Dow. T: �20; �30, �30,
�20. Ex: �50. Tricast: �.38.
Trifecta: �.40. CF: �82. NR:
Equally Fast, Mossgo.
2.30: 1 WALK IN THE SUN R L Moore
(1-12 fav); 2 New Orleans (25-1); 3
Belated Breath (18-1). 4 ran. 7l; 11/4l. J
Noseda. T: �02; Ex: �90. Trifecta:
�30. CF: �04.
3.00: 1 ABE LINCOLN R L Moore (6-4
fav); 2 Emenem (15-8); 3 Kyllachy
Gala (7-2). 5 ran. 3/4l; 3/4l. J Noseda. T:
�90; �60, �10. Ex: �30. Trifecta:
�90. CF: �60.
3.30: 1 ZEST D Muscutt (2-1); 2
Summer Icon (7-1); 3 Stellar Surprise
(3-1). 5 ran (Carolinae 15-8 fav). 1/2l; hd.
J Fanshawe. T: �60; �50, �10. Ex:
�.10. Trifecta: �.80. CF: �.52.
4.00: 1 FRENCH MIX L Keniry (25-1);
2 Smiley Bagel (9-4 fav); 3 Attain (112). 7 ran. ns; 4l. A Dunn. T: �.50;
�50, �70. Ex: �.20. Tricast:
�8.96. Trifecta: �7.10. CF: �.55.
NR: Slowfoot.
4.30: 1 RAVENHOE O Stammers (31); 2 Spirit Of Gondree (20-1); 3
Rivers Of Asia (2-1 fav). 8 ran. 3/4l; hd.
M Johnston. T: �80; �20, �60,
�20. Ex: �.70. Tricast: �4.94.
Trifecta: �7.40. CF: �.23. NR:
Ember?s Glow, Palace Moon.
5.00: 1 BIG AMIGO E J Walsh (9-2); 2
Bloodsweatandtears (8-1); 3 General
Gerrard (16-1). 9 ran (Rising Sunshine
3-1 fav). 3/4l; 1l. D Loughnane. T: �50;
�80, �60, �40. Ex: �.20.
Tricast: �3.10. Trifecta: �3.10. CF:
�.09.
PLACEPOT: �.10
QUADPOT: �.20
CHELMSFORD
2.15: 1 MAKE MAGIC J P Spencer (51); 2 I Was Only Joking (8-13 fav); 3
Miss Milla B (7-1). 5 ran. hd; nk. D M
Simcock. T: �40; �70, �10. Ex:
�.30. Trifecta: �.10. CF: �77.
2.45: 1 SHARP OPERATOR W
Carson (8-1); 2 Tilsworth Lukey (16-1);
3 Babette (11-4 fav). 11 ran. 11/4l; 21/4l.
C Wallis. T: �60; �20, �40, �30.
Ex: �0.20. Tricast: �3.86. Trifecta:
�76.30. CF: �3.95.
3.15: 1 GALA CELEBRATION J P
Spencer (5-6 fav); 2 Frozen Lake (6-1);
3 Tellovoi (9-4). 4 ran. 1 1 / 2 l; 2l. I
Williams. T: �70; Ex: �20. Trifecta:
� CF: �15. NR: Hipz.
3.45: 1 MAMBO DANCER F Norton
(6-4 fav); 2 Di?s Gift (6-1); 3 Galileo?s
Spear (9-2). 6 ran. 4l; 2l. M Johnston.
T: �20; �50, �30. Ex: �30.
Trifecta: �.40. CF: �.12.
4.15: 1 CAPTAIN LARS E Greatrex (21); 2 Shamshon (10-11 fav); 3 Classic
Pursuit (6-1). 4 ran. 1/2l; 33/4l. A Watson.
T: � Ex: �80. Trifecta: � CF:
�27. NR: Deeds Not Words, Fethiye
Boy, Jorvik Prince, September Issue.
4.45: 1 AVOCET L Morris (11-8 fav); 2
Canford Thompson (2-1); 3 Torch (141). 8 ran. 3l; 21/2l. O Murphy. T: �20;
�10, �20, �80. Ex: �80. Tricast:
�.19. Trifecta: �. CF: �37. NR:
Sandacres, Too Many Shots.
JACKPOT: �662
PLACEPOT: �.10
QUADPOT: �.40
DOG TIPS AND SPs
nSWINDON: 11.03 Jet Stream Lilly (56-1) 11.19 Speed Trap (4-1-5) 11.34
Tridente (6-3-5) 11.48 Rodborough
(nap) (1-5-2) 12.04 Minnies Highway
(nb) (2-1-3) 12.18 Turnpike Breeze (1-46) 12.32 Bangor Ella (1-6-5) 12.47
Gowlane Dubh (4-3-1) 1.04 Sup Brian
(5-6-1) 1.19 Droopys Arizona (3-6-4)
1.33 Cu Sith Ghille (5-2-3) 1.51 Suirview
Ber (6-1-3)
nNEWCASTLE: 11.11 Photoflash (1-6-4)
11.28 Babs Ziggy (nb) (1-4-3) 11.42
Quarterland Eva (4-2-5) 11.57 Alnwick
Esme (5-2-1) 12.12 Calzaghe Balboa (45-1) 12.27 Black Wrap (3-2-1) 12.42
Wraysbury Magpie (2-1-4) 12.58
Corrakelly Posh (1-5-6) 1.12 Colliery
Diamond (4-6-1) 1.27 Highview Passion
(1-3-4) 1.44 Quare Meadow (1-6-5) 1.58
Bramble Honey (nap) (2-6-5)
nBELLE VUE: 2.08 Pimlico Michonne
(nap) (3-1-4) 2.27 Jakey Big Boy (nb) (54-3) 2.47 Our Beauty (2-3-6) 3.07
Daring Majestic (4-1-2) 3.28 Newline
Shane (4-5-6) 3.48 Running On Air (3-15) 4.08 Aero Logic (1-2-4) 4.27 Up The
Jive (2-4-6) 4.47 Wonder Molly (1-2-5)
5.07 Monalee Magic (5-4-1) 5.22 El
Madrigal (6-3-2) 5.38 Beannacht Bridie
(4-2-3) 5.56 Glenbowen Power (1-2-4)
6.11 Slaneyside Adele (4-1-5)
nHOVE: 2.12 Maketherounds (nb) (3-15) 2.32 Hyness Mill (5-1-2) 2.52 Swift
Holly (2-5-1) 3.11 Likely Outcome (2-6-5)
3.29 Dower Brae (6-5-2) 3.49 Guinness
Moon (5-6-2) 4.09 Babyface Betty (1-3-2)
4.29 Babyface Ivy (3-4-1) 4.48 Ballantine
Blaze (2-1-6) 5.08 Liljaqs Girl (1-3-4) 5.28
Fabulous Theatre (nap) (2-5-3) 5.44
Invicta Justice (3-6-5) 6.02 A Better
Place (6-4-5) 6.19 Kanturk Sister (3-6-1)
nSUNDERLAND: 6.22 Suncroft Liz (15-4) 6.38 Brunswick Oak (6-2-5) 6.56
Get On Ameera (2-1-3) 7.11 Panthers
Dancer (nb) (1-3-2) 7.26 El Clasico (6-25) 7.42 Violets Rose (6-4-1) 7.58
Haggswood Lee (nap) (3-4-1) 8.13
Quivers Dazzler (5-1-6) 8.28 Cu Sith
Clash (6-3-4) 8.43 Landgarve Oakley (16-4) 8.58 Conorpass Sailor (3-2-6) 9.14
Sooty Baby (4-1-5)
nPETERBOROUGH: 6.48 Duchess
Jane (nap) (6-3-1) 7.06 Caught Behind
(5-4-6) 7.22 Paradise Bacardi (1-6-5)
7.37 Lord Jet (6-1-2) 7.52 Cabriol
Madison (3-5-4) 8.07 Frainey Girl (2-41) 8.22 Mad Mango (4-5-1) 8.37 Ceroc
Lucky Bill (3-2-6) 8.51 Ballina Lee (4-32) 9.07 Yorkiegalflo (nb) (2-5-1) 9.22
Pardypardypardy (1-4-2) 9.37 Princess
Freya (4-3-2)
RESULTS
nNOTTINGHAM: 11.03 Time Will Tell 5-2jt
(1-5-2 BAGS F �.60 TC �.80). 11.19
WEATHER WATCH
TOMORROW
Ludlow and Taunton are
cancelled; Kempton and
Newcastle race on the allweather.
FRIDAY
Chelmsford and Lingfield
race on AW; frost covers
are down at Doncaster ?
described as ?at risk? ? and
Newbury. Southwell stages
NH Flat card on the AW.
SATURDAY
Doncaster and Newbury
as above; Kelso are ?pessimistic? about staging
their
big
TV
card.
Newcastle run a NH Flat
card on the sand; Lingfield
and Chelmsford also race
on the all-weather.
Sunfield Ronnie 3-1 (3-6-5 �.98 TC
�.86). 11.34 Bellside Liz 9-4f (6-3-1
�11 TC �.73). 11.48 Kirkfields Twirl
3-1 (2-1-3 �.77 TC �.28). 12.04 Blue
Pit 5-2 (5-3-4 �.85 TC �.83). 12.18
Townside Fire 4-1 (3-6-4 �.41 TC
�.22). 12.32 Salacres Kearni 4-1 (6-2-3
�.88 TC �.58). 12.47 Salacres
Douglas 5-2f (1-5-3 �.16 TC �.77).
1.04 Pointless Broc 2-1 (6-1-5 �77 TC
�.07). 1.19 Shes The Dream 7-4f (2-4-6
�.42 TC �.61). 1.33 Burgess Bandit
4-1 (5-4-2 �.05 TC �.43). 1.51 Creevy
Honey 6-1 (2-3-6 �.62 TC �.93).
Placer (1-6) �.30, (7-12) �.30.
nCRAYFORD: 11.01 Bling Bling Cara 4-5f
(1-4-2 BAGS F �73). 11.16 Nunhead
Alfie 5-2jt (5-2-3 �.97 TC �.26). 11.31
Jaxx Cold Sophia 5-4f (1-5-2 �75 TC
�.97). 11.46 Kelva Matty 6-4f (1-3-5
�33). 12.01 Feora Tully 5-2jt (1-2-4
�.40 TC �.53). 12.16 Droopys Capel
6-1 (6-5-1 �.18 TC �6.80). 12.31
Ashford Rosie 7-2 (1-2-3 �74 TC
�.20). 12.46 Rogue Secret 6-1 (5-4-3
�.55 TC �6.20). 1.01 Lennys Boy 5-1
(2-1-5 �.40 TC �.83). 1.16 Kentish
Dream 2-1f (3-6-5 �66). 1.31 Pure Peron
6-4f (5-4-3 �.88). 1.49 Blastoff Romero
2-1 (3-1-5 �36).
nKINSLEY: 11.11 Scarty Sunoco 5-1 (56-4 BAGS F �.82 TC �.84). 11.28
Avenue Drum 4-1 (6-4-5 �.95 TC
�.76). 11.42 Drumliff Rocket 9-4f (5-21 �.84 TC �.60). 11.57 Lickadoon
Rosie 4-1 (1-3-2 �.86 TC �.02).
12.12 Cappagh Pink 6-1 (2-3-1 �.46 TC
�.73). 12.27 Old Fort Gadjet 4-1 (4-6-3
�.90 TC �.90). 12.42 Lundhill Bess
7-1 (5-2-4 �.04 TC �9.04). 12.58
Interior Style 3-1 (3-6-2 �.96 TC
�.09). 1.12 Ghetto Tyson 5-1 (1-2-6
�.75 TC �.76). 1.27 Slaneyside
Biddy 5-1 (1-2-4 �.38 TC �0.49).
1.44 Vigorous Samara 7-2 (5-2-4 �.78
TC �.43). 1.58 Velvet Annie 4-1 (5-6-4
�.11 TC �.60). Placer (1-6) �7, (712) �316.
nSHEFFIELD: 6.22 Swift Avanti 6-1 (6-35 BAGS F �.26 TC �.52). 6.38
Geelo Godsend 11-4 (3-6-5 �.60 TC
�.72). 6.56 Lightfoot Kante 7-2 (2-5-6
�.43 TC �.28). 7.11 Idle Dan 8-1 (42-5 �.09). 7.26 Ballycowen Colm 9-4f
(2-4-6 �.21 TC �.53). 7.42 Affane
Party 4-7f (1-3-6 �92). 7.58 Swift
Aspen 4-5f and Move Over Eliza 8-1 DH
1st (2-4-5 �88 TC �.60, 4-2-5 �.52
TC �.82). 8.13 Dorotas Woo Hoo 4-7f
(5-4-3 �29 TC �.86).
nPOOLE: 6.28 Ide Malpas 6-1 (2-4-6
BAGS F �.32 TC �.25). 6.48
Charlesfield Von 11-2 (6-2-3 �.41 TC
�.60). 7.06 Next Time Around 11-10f
(1-6-5 �24 TC �.12). 7.22 Some
Cracker 7-4f (1-5-6 �.54 TC �.51).
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E-W THIEF
HAVE an e-w double at
Newcastle. WINDFORPOWER (6.15) can reverse form
with Big Lachie on better
terms with a decent draw.
URBAN SPIRIT (6.45) is
dropped in grade after
putting in a good shift here
earlier this month.
ABC CHECK: N-Newcastle, W-Wolverhampton
Afandem 4.25W
Alligator 2.15W
Babette 6.45N
Babette 2.15W
Bahamian Dollar 4.25W
Beatbybeatbybeat 2.45W
Bertilatethannever 5.45N
Big Lachie 6.15N
Blue Rocks 3.20W
Bob Maxwell 5.15N
Broken Force 5.45N
Callomania 5.15N
Captain Revelation 2.45W
Carpet Time 4.55W
Clock On Tom 2.15W
Compatriot 3.50W
Cool Music 3.50W
Critical Thinking 2.45W
Deleyll 2.45W
Diamond Reflection 3.50W
Displaying Amber 7.15N
Dubai Acclaim 4.55W
Dutch Coed 5.45N
Echo Brava 3.20W
Elite Shadow 7.15N
Espresso Freddo 4.25W
Filament Of Gold 3.50W
Final Attack 2.15W
Fintry Flyer 7.45N
Foxy Boy 6.15N
Gabrial The Devil 7.15N
Ghost 7.15N
Gloriux 6.15N
Golconda Prince 3.20W
Gone With The Wind 2.45W
Gorse 7.15N
Griffin Street 7.45N
Hadley 6.15N
Highwayman 6.45N
Ideal Spirit 7.45N
Inshaa 6.45N
Island Song 6.45N
Jacob?s Pillow 4.25W
Jeremy?s Jet 2.15W
Joe Cable 6.45N
Johnny Cavagin 6.15N
Joys Delight 2.15W
Keir Hardie 5.15N
Kindler 5.15N
King Kevin 3.20W
Kings Full 5.45N
Kingstreet Lady 7.45N
Lady Nahema 2.15W
Late For The Sky 5.15N
Life Of Luxury 2.15W
Little Kingdom 7.45N
Lord Franklin 3.50W
Lord Murphy 2.45W
Lord Rob 6.45N
Lough Salt 5.15N
Lunar Mist 2.15W
Majestic Man 5.45N
Makhfar 2.45W
Maydale 5.45N
Mette 2.15W
Millie The Minx 5.15N
Mozzafiato 5.45N
Mrs Burbidge 3.50W
Nalaini 7.15N
Nautical Haven 4.25W
New Rhythm 5.45N
Night Castle 5.45N
No Approval 2.45W
Novabridge 7.45N
Ok By Me 2.15W
Optima Petamus 6.45N
Penistone 5.45N
Perceived 3.20W
Poetic Affair 5.45N
Prerogative 5.15N
Princess Noora 5.45N
Queen Moon 6.45N
Quick Monet 6.45N
Respectability 4.55W
Rial 7.45N
River Rule 7.15N
Rock?n Gold 3.50W
Rose Berry 4.25W
Roy?s Legacy 7.45N
Royal Holiday 6.45N
Royal Rattle 4.55W
Scrutiny 2.45W
See Vermont 7.45N
Servilia 4.55W
Shamlan 2.45W
Sir Jamie 6.45N
Smart Mover 2.15W
Spirit of Zebedee 6.15N
Stealth 5.45N
Steel Helmet 2.15W
Street Sensation 6.45N
Sunshineandbubbles 3.50W
Sword of The Lord 3.20W
The Foozler 3.50W
The King?s Steed 6.45N
Thecornishbarron 3.20W
Three?s A Crowd 2.45W
Tommy G 6.15N
Union Rose 4.25W
Upavon 4.25W
Urban Spirit 6.45N
Vj Day 4.55W
Wazin 7.15N
Windforpower 6.15N
Wise Coco 5.15N
Zarkavon 5.15N
50 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
HUG . . . Westgarth is
congratulated on win
Ed: Learn
from this
By PAT SHEEHAN
EDDIE HEARN is calling
for greater protection for
boxers following the death
of Scott Westgarth.
The promoter (below)
insists safety in boxing
has improved dramatically.
But he wants
more
done,
especially
with
fighters
often
dehydrated
as
they try to make
weight ahead of
a bout.
Hearn,
38,
said: ?We need to perhaps
consider same-day weighins, more regular checks
as a fighter prepares.
?There?s a lot of talk
about fighter hydration. A
lot of these injuries come
through the way a boxer
has made the weight.?
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BOXING IN MOURNING
G
DEVASTATED
Tragic Scott?s opponent
pays tribute & admits:
I may not fight again
TRAGEDY LOOMS . . .
Westgarth announced as
winner and (left) in pain
as Spelman is interviewed
By PAT SHEEHAN
DEC SPELMAN has revealed
his heartbreak over the death
a little boy, Rogan. I am on
of Scott Westgarth ? and is have
the front line and have seen how
now considering hanging up serious it is.?
Westgarth, who was clearly in
his gloves.
The Scunthorpe boxer was beaten
on points by Westgarth in their
English title eliminator in Doncaster
last Saturday night.
Westgarth later died in hospital.
He was 31.
Spelman, 26, penned an emotional
tribute to his opponent after been
left reeling by the tragedy.
He wrote: ?This really brings it
home and I will have to spend a
long couple of weeks thinking
about what I want to do.
?I have loved boxing all my life
and this is all I know. As a boxer
it is in you, it?s in your life and you
just can?t put that out.
?But this is not about me. We
need to keep praying for Scott?s
family and keep strong.
?You can see from the messages
what a great guy he was. Scott has
lost his life doing a sport he loved.
?I am gutted, devastated and
heartbroken because he is such a
nice guy. I have the utmost respect
for him but when he got taken to
hospital I thought this is serious ?
and it is just heartbreaking.
?I am very low at the moment
and I can?t get it out of my head. It
will be a long few weeks.
?We?re all fighters, it?s a business
and we know the massive risks. I
pain during his post-fight interview,
became so ill after his victory that
an ambulance was called. He died
in hospital on Sunday.
A former ski instructor who took
up boxing aged 24, he is the third
fighter to die after a pro bout in
the UK in the last five years.
Frank Bruno, Ricky Hatton, Tony
Bellew, James DeGale, Luke Campbell and Kell Brook have all
expressed their condolences.
Speaking to the Scunthorpe Telegraph, Spelman added: ?You never
think anything like this will happen
in your fight. I?m absolutely gutted.
?After a year out it was a tough
fight but I wanted a tough fight.
But that?s irrelevant now.
?Scott had me down, which was
the first time, and I had him down.
In the last round I was putting it
all out there, putting in some big
shots. Scott boxed out of his skin.?
Westgarth?s promoter Stefy Bull
said: ?God bless Scott Westgarth.
RIP lad.?
Super-middleweight Tyan Booth
has had his licence suspended for
comments made after the tragedy.
Booth, 34, tweeted: ?Some people
would enjoy it if I got killed in a
boxing ring like Scott Westgarth.
Man down.?
IS IT TOO DANGEROUS?
NO
Says
Colin
Hart
SUNSPORT BOXING WRITER
IT is a dangerous sport but in Britain
our safety rules are second to none.
Sadly it?s inevitable there will be
occasional deaths with the thousands
of rounds every year in this country.
Fortunately those deaths are few
and far between. You can never take
the risk out of all contact sports.
Boxing does far more good than
harm, often taking young men away
from poverty or life of crime. It also
teaches discipline and self-respect.
YES
Says
Peter
McCabe
CHIEF EXEC AT HEADWAY
THE ultimate aim is to cause head
and brain injuries by rendering
your opponent senseless ? with
repeated blows to the head.
The obvious and unavoidable
consequence of this is brain injury.
Too many boxers have died or
had devastating brain injuries for
the sport to be allowed to continue.
Pleas that such tragedies are
unpredictable are not credible.
To allow more lives to be lost is
unacceptable and irresponsible.
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52 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
STOKES . . .
missed 4-0
Ashes defeat
Waugh rap
for Stokes
AUSSIE legend Steve
Waugh says Ben Stokes
owes
England
after
putting the team in a
?hole?.
The all-rounder missed
the 4-0 Ashes humiliation
Down Under when he
was arrested following an
incident outside a Bristol
nightclub last September.
Stokes has pleaded not
guilty to affray and made
his long-awaited comeback for England during
the ODI defeat to New
Zealand on Sunday.
But Waugh says
the saga undermined
captain
Joe Root during
the
tour
of
Australia.
Waugh (right),
who was speaking ahead of the
Laureus 2018 World
Sports Awards, said:
?It has been chaotic and
a bit of a circus.
?He certainly owes his
team some good performances because he really
put them in a bit of a
hole, which was unsettling for the whole team.
?And for coach Trevor
Bayliss and Root to continually front the media
and answer those questions, was tough on Root.
?I?m sure Stokes has
learned his lesson from
what has happened and
he left England in an
From OSCAR PAUL
awkward position. It put
them off kilter for the
whole
trip
and
they
didn?t recover.?
Aussie batsman Cameron
Bancroft
then
claimed Jonny Bairstow
greeted him in a bar
with a head butt.
And England had to
discipline Ben Duckett
after the batsman threw
a drink over vice-captain
Jimmy Anderson.
Former Aussie skipper
Waugh, 52, added:
?Other things like
the Bairstow stuff
magnified
and
all of a sudden
you?re
dealing
with problems
every day.
?It became a
bit of a snowball
effect.?
Waugh says that
Anderson, 35, and fellow
opening bowler Stuart
Broad, 31, were below par
in Oz.
But he reckons they
will bounce back on
bowler-friendly
pitches
during the upcoming two
Tests in New Zealand.
He added: ?When conditions suit they are still
a major force.
?But England need to
find other bowlers to give
these guys help, they can?t
keep being the front line
bowlers for a decade.?
Jinxed Wood
feeling good
From JOHN ETHERIDGE
MARK WOOD is sure his latest ankle
problem will not KO his England return
? or his Indian Premier League deal.
The injury-hit Durham paceman
bowled in the nets yesterday after
scans revealed nothing serious.
Wood, 28, said: ?This problem
doesn?t concern me.
?I don?t feel like I?m jumping through
the roof when I land. Previously, I
couldn?t really put my foot down.
?My ankle will never be normal
because I?ve had so much work.?
Wood (right) has played just ten
Tests and 23 one-dayers since his
England debut in May 2015 but
Chennai Super Kings splashed
�5,000 for him in last month?s
IPL auction.
England seamer REECE TOPLEY, 24,
has signed a white-ball only deal with
Hampshire for 2018.
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MURRAY,
DON?T
HURRY
Legend?s Wimbo injury warning
ROGER FEDERER told
Andy Murray NOT to
rush back to play at
Wimbledon ? unless he
is 100 per cent fit.
Murray has been out
since last year?s SW19 due
to a hip injury.
The two-time champ, 30,
pulled out of the Australian
Open last month after surgery
on the problem.
But he is targeting a return
before Wimbledon in July.
Muzza claimed there is ?no
question? he can compete at
the highest level again ? even
if he is only 95 per cent fit.
Yet tennis legend Federer
cast doubt on such optimism.
The 20-time Grand Slam
champion, 36, said: ?What I
have learned for myself is, just
to be very patient.
?And to only come back
when you really are at 100 per
From
Oscar Paul
at Laureus World
Sports Awards
in Monaco
cent. Not when you are 92 per
cent or 85 per cent.
?However it may feel at
times, you?ve got to run for
every drop shot that is hit ?
and every tough shot which is
hit behind you.
?And if you can?t do that in
practice, then I have come to
realise ? especially coming
back from an injury ? that it?s
best just to wait.
?It
happens
sometimes
during a tournament that you
are hurt and are struggling.
?But nobody knows you are
TOM ?N CAT SHOW
By DAVID FACEY
RYDER CUP captain Thomas
Bjorn will be at the centre of
Club in St Albans in the sport?s
a ground-breaking golfing six-hole version of cricket?s T20.
experiment ? thanks to a
Bjorn and Matthew (right)
will be the first male-female
brainwave from his caddie.
Bjorn is due to partner his
female equivalent, Europe?s Solheim Cup captain Catriona
Matthew, at the GolfSixes event
in May.
Two women?s teams will also
compete against the stars of the
European Tour at the Centurion
pair at a top event.
And European Tour chief
executive Keith Pelley revealed
that was thanks to Bjorn?s caddie, Ken Herring.
Pelley explained: ?The first
GolfSixes event last year was a
big success. We were talking
about ways to give it even
wider appeal when Ken suggested Thomas and Catriona
teaming up.
?He pointed out both the
Ryder Cup and Solheim
Cup will be played in
Europe in the next 18
months or so, and putting
the two captains together
would make people sit up.
?We all thought it was a great
idea, so we made it happen. It
is a world first for golf.?
hurt and then it?s OK. But if
people know you?ve had a
problem then it?s best to wait
it out, train really hard, and
get back out at 100 per cent.
?I wish Andy all the best ?
I saw him a couple of days
after his surgery in Melbourne
and he seemed in great spirits.
?He?s been a hardcore tennis
player for a long time now, so
I think having time to really
unwind is also a very positive
thing moving forward.?
Federer took a five-month
break from the sport in 2016,
in order to recover fully from
a persistent knee injury.
But he came back to court
with a bang, winning his
EIGHTH Wimbledon title last
summer as well as successive
Australian Opens.
And the Swiss star urged
Murray not to worry about
injuries when back playing,
because it will restrict his
game. Federer was confirmed
1GM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
WITH ROGER FEDERER
HOW
PAIR
COMPARE
FEDERER
MURRAY
AGE
36
30
GRAND SLAM WINS
20
3
TOTAL CAREER TITLES
97
45
1,144/250 CAREER WIN/LOSS
655/184
�.1m CAREER PRIZE MONEY �.2m
CURRENT WORLD RANK
1
21
FED?S GRAND SLAM RECORD SINCE
RETURN FROM INJURY (Jan 2017)
AUSTRALIAN
OPEN
(2017 & 2018)
Winner x 2
FRENCH
OPEN
(2017)
Missed
WIMBLEDON
(2017)
Winner
US OPEN
(2017)
Quarter-?nal
LAU UNTO
HIMSELF . . .
Federer shows
off all six of his
Laureus Awards
that I have today. I always
thought I was going to play 20
to 25 tournaments every year
until I retire.
?I can?t worry about injuries
all the time or I will never be
free. It will be like being
locked in a cage ? and I can?t
reach my maximum potential
on a tennis court.
?Of course, sometimes when
you are not feeling well, like
at the US Open last year, you
just hope you come out of the
tournament in one piece.
?I try to make a conscious
effort with my fitness coaches
to say, ?Don?t always ask me
how I am feeling.?
?Yesterday they asked me,
?How are you, are you feeling
anything in any part of your
body??, and I said, ?No, no, no,
I?m fine, please don?t ask me,
it?s all good!??
Federer also admitted the
old guard like him, Rafa Nadal
and
Novak
Djokovic
are
making it extremely hard for
the next generation to shine.
He is still excited about
youngsters coming through ?
such as Brit Kyle Edmund ?
but doubts whether any player
will ever go on to dominate
the sport like he has.
He said: ?It?s definitely hard
to see one player right now
getting to ten slams.
?Probably some of the guys
are going to win a slam or
two ? but winning ten is not
something you can predict.
?I don?t think many people
predicted it with me!
?Right now, of course we are
like a shadow over the game,
clearly we don?t allow them to
completely flourish yet.
?The moment we are gone, I
think it will be very exciting.?
l The Laureus World Sports Awards highlight
sporting excellence, but more than ever the
Awards celebrate and recognise those who use
sport to change lives for the better. For more
information, head to www.laureus.com/awards
GOLDEN DUO ON TRACK
like a microwave to sterilise bottles.
?It?s easier to get an apartment as we
didn?t want to disturb the other riders.
My mum is coming to help out.
?I?m not going to Apeldoorn just for
the ride. Every race you enter you want
to win, this one is no different.?
Husband Jason, 29, has admitted he
decided to quit before Rio where he
took his gold-medal tally to six. Now
on New Zealand ? for
the next three seasons.
The first Test at
Denver?s
Mile
High
Stadium has been confirmed for June 23.
National coach Wayne
Bennett said: ?These
are the games we need
to be involved in.?
Wolff has
claws out
From BEN HUNT
TOTO
WOLFF
denied
Bernie Ecclestone?s claim
that
he
has
made
Formula One ?s**t?.
Ecclestone reckons the
Mercedes boss hurt the
sport by refusing to allow
Red Bull to use his
team?s engines in 2015.
The
ex-F1
supremo also
fears Ferrari
may break
away.
But Wolff
(right) said
that
both
Ferrari and
Mercedes are determined
to stand firm.
He added: ?We have
three more years signed
up to Formula One ? and
are committed to it.?
Lewis Hamilton pulled
out of testing his new
Mercedes car yesterday
due to freezing weather
in Barcelona.
end of the world.?
England could surrender the Six Nations
crown if they fail to beat
France next Saturday.
Yet No 8 Hughes, 26,
said: ?You have bumps
along the way but good
teams come out at the
end of it.?
he wants to carry on to Tokyo 2020
By IAN GORDON
JASON and Laura Kenny plan to
and break the record golden haul he
make dummies out of their cycling
shares with Sir Chris Hoy.
is
what
I
wanted.
But
travelling
with
a
rivals in Holland this week.
Kenny, who competes in today?s
baby means you need more things ?
Britain?s golden couple are in line for
comebacks following the birth of son
Albie in August, at the World Track
Championships in Apeldoorn today.
The duo (right) will stay away from
the GB team amid fears their sixmonth-old tot will disturb fellow riders.
Four-time Olympic champ Laura, 25,
lines up in the Team Pursuit looking for
an eighth world crown, having not raced
since Rio 2016. She said: ?Being a mum
ENGLAND?S rugby
P
league side will
head Stateside to take
NATHAN HUGHES
P
shrugged off losing
to Scotland as ?not the
SOME FRIENDLY ADVICE . . .
Federer and Murray may be big
rivals but the legend says the Brit
must be careful over comeback
as the greatest athlete of
all time at the Laureus
World Sports Awards 2018
in Monaco last night.
He claimed both the
Laureus Sportsman of the
Year and Comeback of
the Year awards, the fifth
and sixth Laureus awards
of his career.
He added: ?My greatest
challenge going forward is
managing
my
schedule
and staying injury free.
?You have to be a bit
more careful ? but you
don?t want to become so
careful that it becomes
unenjoyable.
?I don?t need to play so
much tennis to play good
tennis and that allows me to
take sufficient breaks. So then
when I do play, I feel very
hungry and very motivated.
?It?s an interesting stage of
my life, I never thought I
would play with the schedule
53
Team Sprint, said: ?I had decided
to retire in January 2016 ? then
won the worlds and the Olympics.
?You?d be a maniac to quit after
doing the hard work and before
you?d put the icing on the cake.
?I took a year off, then just
drifted back in. There?s nothing
physically stopping me from having a bash at another Olympics.?
Mark?s in
pot shot
MARK WILLIAMS hit
back in Welsh snooker?s
war of words.
The 42-year-old beat
Mark King 4-2 in the
Welsh Open first-round,
but his Cardiff victory
was almost forgotten in
the fallout from a bitter
row with compatriot Darren Morgan.
Ex-pro
Morgan, 51,
who missed
out
on
the
event,
accused
two-time
world king
Williams of
being a ?cyber bully? and
a ?keyboard warrior? over
his support for 16-yearold
amateur
Jackson
Page?s wildcard.
But Williams (above),
who then sat next to TV
pundit Morgan in an
interview, tweeted: ?Jealousy is a horrible thing.?
USAIN BOLT will
P
finally realise his
dream of playing at
Old Trafford.
The retired sprinter,
31, is a Manchester
United fan and is to
captain Soccer Aid?s
World XI on June 10 ?
against an England side
led by Robbie Williams.
Bolt said: ?England
better watch out.?
54 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
2GM
ENGLAND LIONESSES
S
Gareth?s
next Gig
IT?S FAIL
NEVILLE
From OSCAR PAUL
RYAN GIGGS thinks Gareth
Bale will be in the line-up
for his first game as
Wales boss against China.
The Real Madrid superstar has played in only
three of the Dragons? last
nine friendlies since moving to Spain in 2013.
But Giggs, 44, who succeeded Chris Coleman in
January, says Bale is up
for the 11,000-mile round
trip for the friendly in
Nanning on March 22.
Real could be in Champions League action but
Giggs, speaking ahead of
the Laureus 2018 World
Sports Awards in Monaco,
said: ?It?s obviously a difficult time of the season.
?But I have had positive
feedback from all the
players. Ideally I want
everyone there because
it?s my first get together.
?Gareth was positive. I
went to see him and he
was happy ? he?s fit and
looking really good.?
The ex-Spurs ace, 28,
has been linked with a
return to the Premier
League but Giggs added:
?It doesn?t concern me ?
he?s at a brilliant club.
?When you?re at a top
club ? as I know ?
you?re under scrutiny.?
New boss: Everyone
wants me to flop
STARS ?N FRIGHTS . . .
but boss Phil Neville was
relaxed as he jetted out to
America with Lionesses
Suen Cot
a big call
PHIL NEVILLE knows people From STEVE BRENNER in Columbus
want him to fail ? and he
claimed one win in their two
is hell bent on proving them only
visits to this annual tournament.
all wrong.
Neville added: ?I?m not going to be
BIRMINGHAM
supremo
Paul Suen is flying in for
crisis talks with under-fire
boss Steve Cotterill.
The Chinese chairman
may axe Cotterill after
Saturday?s 2-0 home loss
to Barnsley.
It was their fourth defeat
in a row and dumped them
in
the
Championship?s
bottom three.
Assistant coaches Lee
Carsley and Paul Williams
may be put in charge for
the rest of the season.
Suen could also look
outside the club, with exMiddlesbrough boss Garry
Monk and former Scotland
chief Gordon Strachan
both in the running.
Bellamy
U?s blues
WHOTomorrow
THEY PLAY
CRAIG BELLAMY is ready
to pull out of the running
for the Oxford United job.
The Welshman thought
he was getting his first
managerial post after an
approach by the League
One club, who were willing
to offer a lucrative deal.
But the U?s failed to
come up with any package
and stunned Bellamy by
saying he was only a candidate rather than first pick.
England v France
(Columbus, 9pm, BBC red button)
Sunday
England v Germany
(New Jersey, 8pm, BBC red button)
Thursday, March 8
England v USA
The ex-Manchester United star
takes
charge
of
England?s
women for the first time tomorrow when they play France in
Columbus.
With USA and Germany ? the
only sides above England in the
world rankings ? also in the
SheBelieves Cup, things look as
tricky on the pitch as off it.
After the mess left by former
Lionesses boss Mark Sampson,
Neville?s appointment was overshadowed by a sexism storm
sparked by comments he posted
on Twitter.
It has ramped up the pressure on
the ex-Three Lions international
before a ball has even been kicked.
And Neville, 41, admitted: ?People
are going to be watching this game
wanting us to lose.
?People want me to fail ? 100 per
cent. They want me to come here
and lose all our three games.
?But do you know what? That?s just
how it was in my playing career.
?People wanted me to fail. That?s
part of my motivation. The team have
got their motivation ? I have mine. It
is to show people we?ll be successful.
?It?s the English mentality of wanting
people to fail. Also, it was a surprise to
people that I wanted to take this job
and the negativity surrounding it.
?The way I?ve been received inside
the women?s game has been nothing
short of fantastic.?
Taking
on
the
all-conquering
Americans, as well as Germany, will
not be easy for England ? who have
judged by my bosses at the FA off
these three games ? but they know
they are three massive games.
?And if you look at England?s record
in this tournament, we have found it
difficult to win games.
?It?s going to be no different this
time. It is a chance for us to make a
statement, though.
?If we played a team we are better
than in my first game and won three
or four-nil, I wouldn?t learn anything.
?I have already learned the players
who are here want to be here.
?And I know over the next ten days
what standards are required. We are
playing the No 1 and No 2 teams in the
world and I will see them at eye level.
?So we will see how good they are.?
The new England boss was forced
into a reshuffle just before setting off
across the pond with injuries to skipper
Steph Houghton, vice captain Jordan
Nobbs and top striker Karen Carney.
Rachel Daly, Abbie McManus and
Georgia Stanway were all drafted in
and have blown Neville away with their
desperation to make England proud.
He added: ?We had a brilliant
moment when the four girls I?ve called
into the squad came in. We made them
stand up and explain what playing for
England meant to them.
?I?ve got to say, it?s one of the best
moments I?ve had in football because
playing for England is the pinnacle.
?We have filmed it to show all the
players who play for England in the
future what it?s all about.
It was so emotional ? it just means
the world to them.?
(Orlando, midnight, BBC2)
SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES
FOOTBALL
THE EMIRATES FA CUP
Fifth Round Replay
SWANSEA
(0) 2 SHEFF WED (0) 0
J Ayew 55
Att: 8,198
Dyer 80
(Swansea at home to Tottenham
or Rochdale in Quarter-final)
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
HULL
(0) 1 BARNSLEY (1) 1
Dawson 73
McBurnie 22
Att: 14,005
READING
(0) 1 SHEFF UTD (2) 3
Richards 51
Sharp 11, 63
Att: 6,769
Duffy 44
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
AFC WIM?DON (0) 0 BLACKBURN (1) 3
Att: 4,401
Dack 30, 69
Bennett 64
BRISTOL R
(-) P WIGAN
(Due to a frozen pitch)
(-) P
PETERBORO (1) 2
Bogle 39
Baldwin 53
(1) 1
WALSALL
Ngoy 9
Att: 2,531
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO
WYCOMBE (0) 0 COVENTRY (0) 1
Att: 4,087
McNulty 82 (pen)
CHECKATRADE TROPHY
Semi-final
SHREWSBURY(-) P YEOVIL
(-) P
(Due to a frozen pitch; now playing
Tuesday, March 6, 7.45pm).
(For Football League tables
? See Goals Pages 6-7)
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Hearts 1
Kilmarnock 1; St Johnstone 1 Rangers 4.
P
Celtic...............28
Rangers...........29
Aberdeen........28
Hibernian........28
Hearts.............29
Kilmarnock.....27
Motherwell.... 28
St Johnstone..27
Dundee............28
Hamilton.........26
Partick............28
Ross County...28
W
19
18
16
13
9
9
10
8
8
7
6
5
D
7
4
4
9
12
10
5
6
4
5
6
6
L
2
7
8
6
8
8
13
13
16
14
16
17
F
56
59
43
40
29
34
34
25
30
36
26
29
A
18
32
33
32
27
36
37
40
43
48
47
48
Pts
64
58
52
48
39
37
35
30
28
26
24
21
LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Morton
0 Livingston 1. Off - Brechin v Dunfermline,
Dumbarton v Inverness CT, Dundee Utd v
Queen of South.
LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE: Off - Airdrieonians v Alloa, Albion v Arbroath.
LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Peterhead
2 Clyde 1. Off - Stenhousemuir v Cowdenbeath, Stirling v Edinburgh City.
BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: Quarterfinal Replays: Off - Brackley v Stockport
County, Spennymoor v Bromley.
VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE: Off Boreham Wood v Maidenhead Utd, Guiseley v
Barrow.
VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH AFC Telford 1 Nuneaton 2.
VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Havant & W 2 Gloucester 1. Off - Hampton
& Richmond v Hungerford Tn, Truro City v
Concord Rangers, Weston-S-Mare v St Albans.
EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER: Off Bishop?s Stortford v Gosport Boro, Royston Tn
v Slough, St Ives Tn v Redditch, Stratford Tn v
Hitchin, Tiverton v Frome Tn.
BOSTIK PREMIER: Abandoned - Wingate & Finchley v Billericay. Off - Burgess
Hill Tn v Enfield Tn, Folkestone Invicta v Lowestoft Tn, Leiston v Tonbridge Angels.
EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER: Off Altrincham v Stourbridge, Ashton Utd v Staly-
bridge, Buxton v Workington, Grantham v
Warrington Tn, Nantwich Tn v Shaw Lane.
(All postponed and abandoned matches
off due to snow/frozen pitches)
TENNIS
ATP DUBAI DUTY FREE OPEN (UAE):
1st Rd - J-L Struff (Ger) bt A Haider-Maurer
(Aut) 6-2 6-4; B Coric (Cro) bt R Gasquet (Fra)
6-4 6-3; P-H Herbert (Fra) bt J Sousa (Por) 4-6
6-4 7-6; F Krajinovic (Ser) bt T Fabbiano (Ita)
0-6 6-2 6-2; L Pouille (Fra) bt E Gulbis (Lat) 6-4
6-4; Y Sugita (Jpn) bt I Ivashka (Blr) 7-5 6-1;
K Khachanov (Rus) bt D Istomin (Uzb) 7-6 7-6;
M Jaziri (Tun) bt G Dimitrov (Bul) 4-6 7-5
6-4; E Donskoy (Rus) bt B Kavcic (Slo) 6-3 6-4;
D Dzumhur (Bih) bt Y Maden (Ger) 6-3 6-4.
ATP & WTA ABIERTO MEXICANO TELCEL (Acapulco): 1st Rd: Men - J Donaldson
(US) bt N Basilashvili (Geo) 6-2 3-2 ret; R Harrison (US) bt J Isner (US) 6-3 7-6; D Ferrer (Spa)
bt A Rublev (Rus) 6-4 6-3; K Anderson (SA) bt
R Albot (Mol) 6-4 6-3. Women - A Rodionova
(Aus) bt K Kozlova (Ukr) 6-2 1-0 ret; L Tsurenko
(Ukr) bt L Davis (US) 6-4 6-1; V Cepede Royg
(Par) bt B Bencic (Swi) 4-6 7-6 6-3; I-C Begu
(Rom) bt C McHale (US) 3-6 6-2 6-4; D Gavrilova
(Aus) bt M Brengle (US) 4-6 6-3 6-3; M Puig
(Pue) bt D Yastremska (Ukr) 2-6 6-4 5-0 ret.
ATP BRAZIL OPEN (Sao Paulo): 1st Rd C Berlocq (Arg) bt T Seyboth Wild (Bra) 3-6 6-3
6-2; N Kicker (Arg) bt V Estrella Burgos (Dom)
7-6 6-3; N Jarry (Chi) bt D Lajovic (Ser) 6-4 1-6
7-5; S Ofner (Aut) bt M Cecchinato (Ita) 6-3
6-3; R Dutra Silva (Bra) bt T Sandgren (US) 6-0
6-4.
SNOOKER
MANBETX WELSH OPEN (Cardiff): 1st
Rd - M Gould bt M White 4-2; N Saenkham
(Tha) bt R Muir 4-2; Jak Jones bt M Xiwen
(Chn) 4-3; L Brecel (Bel) bt J Boileau (Ire) 4-2;
L Haotian (Chn) bt P Davison 4-2; S Craigie
bt L Fernandez (Ire) 4-0; K Maflin (Nor) bt
J Robertson 4-0; S Carrington bt P Lines 4-3;
K Wilson bt R Milkins 4-1; M Williams bt M King
4-2; D Grace bt R Richards 4-3; M Dunn bt
H Akbar (Pak) 4-0; X Si (Chn) bt A McManus 4-0;
J Lisowski bt M Joyce 4-3; J Astley bt Z Anda
(Chn) 4-2; G Wilson bt S Baird 4-1; M Stevens
bt K Doherty (Ire) 4-1; R McLeod bt A Duffy
4-2; N Bond bt L Kleckers (Ger) 4-2; S Maguire
bt J Perry 4-2; S Vahedi (Irn) bt A Borg (Mlt)
4-0; Y Delu (Chn) bt BJ Castle 4-2; B Woollaston
bt TC Leong (Mas) 4-3; A McGill bt B Eltahhan
(Egy) 4-1; M Georgiou (Cyp) bt M Mann 4-0;
G Greene bt S Murphy 4-0; O Lines bt E Sharav
4-3; R Williams bt A Taylor 4-0; L Wenbo (Chn)
bt A Burden 4-3.
TODAY?S SPORT
THE EMIRATES FA CUP
Fifth Round Replay
Tottenham v Rochdale..........7.45
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Celtic v
Dundee (7.45), Hibernian v Hamilton (7.45),
Motherwell v Aberdeen (7.45).
ICE HOCKEY: Elite League - Fife v
Edinburgh (7.30).
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
FA CUP 5th ROUND REPLAY
55
SHELVEY . . . crocked
Kop trip
Shelved
By DAVID COVERDALE
JONJO SHELVEY is a major
doubt to face former
club Liverpool on Saturday
because of a knee injury.
The Newcastle midfielder
was crocked colliding with
his own keeper Martin
Dubravka in Saturday?s
2-2 draw at Bournemouth.
Shelvey, who still played
the 90 minutes, goes for
a scan later this week.
But SunSport understands the 26-year-old is
also struggling with a groin
problem which has needed
regular injections.
So boss Rafa Benitez
may decide not to risk
Shelvey at Anfield.
Yet he would be a
huge miss for the Toon,
who are sitting just two
points above the Premier
League drop zone.
MATCH STATS
SWANSEA
Sport
GAETAN BONG has
extended his Brighton
contract until 2019.
Boss Chris Hughton
said of the ex-Wigan
left-back: ?He is a key
member of the squad
and has worked hard
to earn this new deal.?
SHORT
THE FA Cup may
prove
Mauricio
Pochettino?s
best
chance of a trophy
this season.
Spurs will reach
the quarter-finals if
they beat Rochdale
at Wembley.
Poch was punished for leaving his
big guns on the
bench with a 2-2
draw in the first
game.
Tottenham are hot
favourites
to
go
through at 1/14 with
Sun Bets but a draw
at half-time and
Spurs at full-time is
16/5 with Sun Bets.
Kane to break the
deadlock in a 3-0
win is priced at
12/1 with Sun Bets.
If the Dale can
force extra time, we
like Ian Henderson
to score any time
and a draw at fulltime at 40/1 with
Sun Bets.
DIAMOND: Draw at HT, Spurs
at FT, 16/5 with Sun Bets.
NEXT BEST: Harry Kane to
score first and Spurs to win
3-0, 12/1 with Sun Bets.
LONG SHOT: Ian Henderson to
score anytime and a draw at
full-time, 40/1 with Sun Bets.
18+ T&Cs apply.
Odds subject to change.
SHEFF WED
60%..............Possession..............40%
4/6........Shots on/off target ........3/2
1................Blocked shots ................2
3.....................Corners .....................1
10 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 12
0/0 .......... Yellow/red cards .......... 1/0
QUARTER-FINAL DRAW
Swansea City v
Tottenham or Rochdale
Man United v Brighton
Leicester v Chelsea
Wigan v Southampton
Ties played March 16-19
FIRST PAST THE POST . . . Jordan Ayew
tucks away the 55th-minute opener after
Tom Carroll?s strike hit both posts (right)
Carv a niche
CARLOS DREAMS AFTER MAD AYEW GOAL
By ANDREW DILLON
CARLOS CARVALHAL has got
his dream coat on after leading
Swansea to the last eight of
the FA Cup for the first time
since 1964.
The jacket is black instead of
Technicolour but the charismatic
Portuguese boss has the motto
?Carlos has a dream? stitched on the
inside of his club suit as inspiration
this season.
Jordan Ayew?s freak opener followed by a neat finish from Nathan
Dyer ten minutes from time means
the Swans are struggling in the Premier League drop zone but are also
just 90 minutes away from a day out
at Wembley in the Cup semi-finals.
This fifth-round replay win was
their sixth successive home success
since Carvalhal took over in December
but it just might be the most
important to help ease the nerves of
a survival fight.
He said: ?Everybody has to dream.
I have a dream and I want my
players to dream. People who do not
dream are not happy people. We are
half watched his team go ahead
with a bizarre goal.
Tom Carroll?s shot from the edge
J Ayew 55; Dyer 80
of the box hit one post, rolled along
the goal-line, then hit the other
before rebounding out for Ayew to
smash it home on the follow up.
It was all Swansea after that and
Chelsea
striker
Tammy
through. I am happy. My dream is on-loan
to be happy. We won because we Abraham slipped a pass through for
Dyer
to
slide
a
shot
under
the
legs
respected Sheffield Wednesday.
?At the break we weren?t happy of Wednesday?s third-choice keeper
Cameron
Dawson
for
the
crucial
with the score. We needed more
second goal on 80 minutes.
energy
and
intensity,
so
we
Carvalhal faces a tough test of
brought on Martin Olsson and
nerves on Saturday in a sixJordan Ayew and they had a big
pointer at home to West Ham.
impact.
But tonight he and his squad
?Two or three minutes into
can sit back and watch Tottenthe second half I thought things
ham take on Rochdale in a
would change.
replay knowing the winners
?After that we shut the doors
visit them in the last eight.
and the windows and I think
Carvalhal, 52, was not
we deserved the win.?
even born the last time
Carvalhal admitted his subSwansea made it to the
stitutions were a nightmare in
last eight, where they
Saturday?s 4-1 thrashing at
went
on
to
beat
Brighton but, last night, they
Liverpool and reach
worked a treat.
the semis.
He brought on Olsson and
He added: ?SaturAyew at the break and ten
DY HARD
day was down to me. I
minutes into the second
Swansea............2
Sheffield Wed..0
. . . Dyer
celebrates
tried a gamble to win the game and
it didn?t work. But it hasn?t done
any damage to my team.
?We will be ready and fresh to
play against West Ham.
?That was a different competition
to this one. On 64 minutes we were
losing 1-0 and I made substitutions
to try to win. But tonight we played
safe and moved the ball against a
very well organised team.?
The Owls went close in an evenlybalanced first half in which Lucas
Joao and Jacob Butterfield tested
Swans keeper Kristoffer Nordfelt.
While Sam Clucas was just off target
with an overhead kick for the home
side after 30 minutes.
Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay said:
?I think the first half was balanced
between the teams. We both had
two or three good chances to score.
?In the second half Swansea were
more effective. We could not exert
the pressure we wanted to.
?It was very difficult to come back
after that. It was good and strong
defending by Swansea. They have
that quality.?
(Dream Team ratings visit
www.dreamteamfc.com)
56 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
LACEY . . . banned
Bitter pill
for drug
busters
By JORDAN DAVIES
DRUG BUSTERS failed to
test
more
than
550
Football League players
last season.
UK Anti-Doping took
1,494 samples from 2,047
players at EFL clubs,
leaving a minimum of 553
who were NOT tested.
But Ukad did not reveal
if any players were tested
more than once, so the
number missed could be
even higher.
Two players were punishged for anti-doping violations in English football
last season. Aston Villa
Under-18s? Jake Humphries
was banned for five months
and Accrington?s Patrick
Lacey for 14 months.
An EFL spokesman said:
?It is frustrating to see
EFL players being highlighted in this manner.
?We will continue to
work with the FA and Ukad
to ensure testing protects
players? integrity.?
Uefa has confirmed a
six-month ban for SAMIR
NASRI for a violation of
anti-doping regulations.
MAHREZ . . . old self
Mahrez
back to
his best
By GRAEME BRYCE
WES
MORGAN
claims
Riyad Mahrez has finally
stopped
pining
for
Manchester City and is
back to his old self again.
The Algerian, 27, threatened to leave the Foxes
and disappeared for a week
after a deadline-day move
to the Etihad collapsed.
Since then Claude Puel?s
side have taken only two
points from their last four
Premier League games.
But
Morgan
claims
Mahrez?s displays against
Sheffield United in the FA
Cup and Stoke show he
has rediscovered his mojo.
The Leicester skipper
said: ?He?s been great.
He?s settled back in as if
he never went away. That?s
fantastic for us and it?s
fantastic for him.
?He?s getting back into it
and I was glad to see him
out there against Stoke.
?He looked more like
himself. Everyone knows
what happened in the
transfer window but he
has come in and got
straight back to work.?
1GM
COUNTDOWN TO
I?m hoping to
torpedo
England?s
rivals as
a Russian
supersub
DUTYON
RECALLS
...
EYES
THE BALL
England
lastan
. .with
. Defoe
during
March
in atraining
first callEngland
up forinthree
years
session
March
2017
CHERRY GOOD
. . . Defoe in
action with
Bournemouth
JERMAIN DEFOE
1GM
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
57
THE 2018 WORLD CUP
SLO BURNER . . . Defoe
enjoys his winner against
Slovenia at the South
Africa World Cup in 2010
COSTACURTA . . . pick
CONTE
HIS THREE LIONS
CAPS AND GOALS
Friendly
World Cup quali?er
World Cup ?nals
Euro quali?er
Euro ?nals
Other
TOTAL
AS A STARTER
23
13
Caps
Goals
Caps
24
19
3
9
1
1
57
Goals
6
8
1
5
0
0
20
AS A SUB
34
7
...AND IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
As a starter
345
Games
138
Goals
JERMAIN DEFOE is dreaming of
being
England?s
World
Cup
supersub in Russia this summer.
The Bournemouth striker returned
from a two-month lay-off in Saturday?s
comeback draw with Newcastle.
By DAVID
COVERDALE
World Cup start ? his second came in the
next match as the Three Lions were thrashed
And Defoe, 35, is now desperate to get back 4-1 by old foes Germany in the last 16.
The veteran hitman admits he can be the
scoring to force his way on to the Three
perfect option for Southgate off the bench.
Lions? plane.
Defoe said: ?If I went to the World Cup as
The hitman won an England recall last
March following his exploits for struggling an impact player, when we need a goal in
extra-time, I would always be ready.
Sunderland.
?At a tournament, it?s always about the
Yet Defoe has started only nine Premier
League games this term for the Cherries, squad. When you are not playing, you?ve
always got to be switched on.
scoring just three goals.
?You?ve seen it in tournaments so many
Gareth Southgate left the veteran out of his
last squad in November but told him the times where players that have not even played
come on and make a difference in games.
?door is open? if he returns to form.
?Especially when you go into extra-time and
And Defoe said: ?I want to get back in the
Bournemouth team and I believe that if I get penalty shootouts and stuff like that.
?I went to the World Cup in South Africa
my chance, I?m going to score goals.
?If you are scoring goals, then it?s down to
the England manager.
?I?m still relaxed about it. I spoke to Gareth
before the injury and he basically said: ?The
door is always open because you bring so
much with your experience, you bring a lot to
the camp?.
?He said, ?Get yourself back in the team, get
your goals and you know the door is open?.
?So it?s down to me really. Well, it's down to
Eddie Howe as well!?
Defoe, who has 20 goals in 57 caps, admits
it would be ?special? to go to his
second World Cup ? eight years
after his first one in South Africa.
He said: ?Realistically, if I do
end up going to Russia, it will be
my last one.
?I remember the feeling I got
from going to my first one ?
playing and just being around
the hotel with the lads, just
knowing that I was at a
World Cup.
BIG HERO . . .
?It was something I?d
worked so hard to achieve
award-winner
and knowing the buzz I
Defoe with
got from it, if I can go to
Bradley Lowery?s
this one, it will be special.
mum Gemma
?Especially
with
this
group of players ? the
young lads.?
Defoe?s only World Cup goal
was a vital one as it sealed a
1-0 win over Slovenia to ensure
England got out of the group
stage in South Africa.
That was also Defoe?s first
As a sub
139
23
and played ? then went to the Euros with Roy
Hodgson in 2012 and only played 13 minutes.
?But it?s important that you are not negative
around the camp because, at the end of the
day, it?s not about you ? it?s about the team
and it?s about achieving something as a group.
?If you don?t play and you win the World
Cup, it?s special because you are part of that.
It?s history.?
Defoe fractured his right ankle in December
in a tackle with Chelsea youngster Ethan
Ampadu, 17, but he returned to action earlier
than scheduled.
He came on as a 73rd-minute sub against
Toon last weekend ? when Bournemouth were
2-0 down ? and helped his team draw 2-2.
And
former
Tottenham
striker
Defoe
admitted: ?It?s been tough to be out.
?I?ve been lucky with injuries in the past
but I knew straightaway as soon as I got
tackled that it was a bad injury.
?After the scans, I remember saying to the
specialist, ?How long?? He said, ?Eight to ten
weeks? and I was like, ?OK, I?ll do that in six?.
?They said I?d be training after ten weeks
but after five weeks I was running outside.
?I just did everything right. I was in the
gym. I didn?t go on holiday, I didn?t want to
waste any days.
?In training now I don?t feel like I?ve been
away from it. I don?t feel like I am catching
up with my sharpness.
?I feel fit because I?ve done so much work.
In that sense, I?m happy but I just want to
start playing now. I miss scoring goals.?
Defoe was speaking at the North East
Football Writers? Association awards in
County Durham where he received the
Personality of the Year trophy for his
friendship with Bradley Lowery.
The forward struck up a special
bond
with
Sunderland
mascot
Bradley, who died last July aged six
following a battle with cancer.
And Defoe added: ?I?ve said to his
mum Gemma that I?ll do whatever
I can do to continue to support her
family.
?It?s a little bit strange receiving
an award for something you do
purely from the goodness of your
heart. You don?t think about getting
an award for it.
?Even when I walk around Tesco
people come up to me, probably who
haven?t even watched football before,
and they know me because of my
relationship with Bradley.
?The awareness that little Brad
raised is quite phenomenal really.?
Tweet @dpcoverdale
I?ve told Bradley?s mum I?ll
do what I can for the family
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to be a national coach. He
did the job well at the
European Championships
in 2016.
?The other candidates
haven?t shown that yet.?
Ex-AC Milan defender
Costacurta is also considering
former
Premier
League bosses Roberto
Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti,
and Claudio Ranieri.
Costacurta, who has put
Luigi Di Biagio in temporary charge ahead of next
month?s
friendly
with
England
at
Wembley,
added: ?I?m looking for a
coach, not for a selector.
?I wouldn?t rule out
some coaches like Gian
Piero Gasperini of Atalanta or Marco Giampaolo
at Sampdoria. They are
very good managers and
would do a good job.?
But
Costacurta
has
dismissed the claims of
current AC Milan boss
Gennaro Gattuso, explaining: ?I won?t contact him,
it would be too soon.
?I?m sure he could do it
in a few years? time
because he has got everything: character and grit.
?But right now I?m looking for someone who has
more knowledge or more
experience at a top level.?
Italy?s next competitive
game is in September as
they failed to reach the
World Cup.
Sport
ADAMA TRAORE?S red
card in Middlesbrough?s
draw at Sunderland on
Saturday
has
been
rescinded.
The FA said: ?An
independent regulatory
commission accepted he
was wrongly dismissed.?
SHORT
Foden?s
quids in
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
PHIL
FODEN
will
be
presented with a lucrative
long-term
contract
by
Manchester City when he
turns 18 on May 28.
The shining light of
England?s Under-17 World
Cup win last year is a
boyhood City fan and
wants to make it big at
the Etihad.
He came on as a late
substitute
in
Sunday?s
Carabao Cup final win
over Arsenal and boss Pep
Guardiola views him as
part of his first-team
squad already.
That was Foden?s sixth
appearance of a season
which has seen his miss
large chunks due to
international commitments
and an ankle injury.
The Stockport-born midfielder is in line for a new
five-year deal that would
see him at least double
his current �,000-aweek salary.
Foden made his City
debut in the Champions
League victory over Feyenoord in November.
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CAMPS . . . still blushing
Cal bid to
light up
cup run
By KEN LAWRENCE
CALLUM CAMPS will hope
to hear his name over the
Wembley
PA
system
tonight ? rather than his
car number plate.
The Rochdale midfielder,
22, dreams of being the
winning goalscorer on the
announcer?s lips.
But two years ago it was
his car licence plate called
out over the PA during a
League One game against
Gillingham.
A still-blushing Camps
recalled: ?Normally everything is blocked out when
you are playing.
?But for some reason I
listened . . . and realised it
was my car and that the
headlights were still on.
?I shouted over to the
lads: ?I think that?s my
number plate!? and got
someone to grab my keys.
?It didn?t affect me,
mind, because about five
minutes later I scored.?
A goal against Tottenham tonight would light
up Dale?s hopes.
Camps said: ?We believe
we can do it.
?There?s no point going
to Wembley for the ride.
?Of course it will be an
eye opener for all of us.
?But while we might be
bottom of the table we
proved we are a footballing side in that 2-2 draw
at home with Spurs.
?There isn?t so much of
a gap in talent that we
can?t go there and win.?
Jimmy?s
write on
By MIKE McGRATH
JIMMY McNULTY reckons
he could be reporting on
Rochdale?s young guns
hitting the big time.
Dale?s defender has one
eye on a media career once
his playing days are over.
And the 33-year-old, who
faces Spurs in tonight?s FA
Cup fifth-round replay, is
also
studying
for
a
journalism
degree
at
Staffordshire University.
He said: ?The self-discipline has been tough and
changing your state of
mind from sport to study.
?It?s stopped me watching car-crash television or
talking about ?Ex on the
Beach? ? I?ve been doing
something useful.
?I wanted to be more
rounded when I left the
game with more options.?
And McNulty believes
the
young
talent
at
Spotland can make the
step up from League One.
He said: ?Our young
guys can go and showcase
their talent on TV and
potentially get a move off
the back of it.?
GENERATION
By KEN
LAWRENCE
EXCLUSIVE
ROCHDALE boss Keith Hill will
not have Grandad Grumpy sat
next to him at Wembley this
time around.
Grumpy, as Hill?s six-year-old
son Sidney and the rest of his
grandkids called him, died a
year ago on Sunday.
My son will walk out at
Wembley with me...just
like his Grandad Grumpy
But Keith Hill Sr ? to give him his
proper name ? will be there in spirit
as his son looks for heavenly intervention in tonight?s FA Cup fifthround replay against Tottenham.
For he is still the guiding light he
has always been since the pair of
them played as father and son
together for Wyresdale FC in Bolton.
Once, Hill even replaced his old
man who was dumped to the
subs? bench.
The Dale boss still has a gleam in
his eye about that, saying: ?To say he
wasn?t best pleased would be a bit of
an understatement.
?To be replaced by a 14-year-old,
and your own son at that . . . well, it
didn?t go down too well at the time, I
can tell you.
?But deep down I think he was
was a fantastic experience for him,
secretly proud as punch.
?We are talking about real men?s for me and for the whole Hill family.
?This time he won?t be there in
football on terrible pitches up against
some real hard cases and here I was, person but he will still be with me
in my heart like he has always been.
in the team.
?And it will still be very much a
?I?m sure he was really proud that
family occasion. My
another manager thought his son was
mum Joyce will be
tough enough and
there ? I look for
good enough to hanher in the stands
dle that.
before every game.
?And I know he?ll
be looking down on
?Sidney will be
me now, still just as
the
team?s
No 1
proud ? just like he
mascot holding the
was the day I took
hand of our skiphim to Wembley.?
per Ian Henderson
That was almost ten
right
up
front
years ago for the
before kick-off.
League Two play-off
?He will walk
final when Rochdale
out
at
Wemlost 3-2 to Stockport
bley . . . just
like
County during Hill?s
me and Grandad
first spell as Spotland
Grumpy did, so
boss.
three
generations
That
day
remains
of the Hill family
another of the great
will have walked
memories the 48-yearon that famous
old has of his dad ?
pitch.
That
is
and there have been
something
even
dad
h with
quite a few.
dad
could
WEMBLEY WAY . . . Keitley in 2008 my
Hill said: ?My dad
never have envisKeith Sr and nephew Bay
wasn?t just my best
aged all those years ago
mate, he was my team-mate. So when he was helping me find my
when we got to the final back in way in the game.
2008 there was never any doubt he
?But I?ll be sharing the moment
was coming with me to Wembley.
with him, just as I will with Sidney.?
?I had him sat on the bench and it
Hill joined Rochdale as a centre-
KEITH HILL
TOP MAN
. . . Dele
Alli has
impressed
Luis Figo
back in 1996 and made 176 appearances in five years before joining the
coaching staff.
He took over as manager in 2006
and got the club promoted for the
first time in 41 years in 2010.
He spent 18 months at Barnsley
before returning to Spotland in January 2013 ? and got them promotion
to League One again 18 months later.
Hill added: ?Wembley will be
another precious memory, and I hope
down the years there will be as
many with Sidney as there have been
with my dad.
?Like that day I replaced him for
Wyresdale. Or the day after I played
for Blackburn Rovers? youth team
against Oldham at Boundary Park
when I was 16.
?Our coach Jim Furnell came up to
me afterwards and handed me the
letter that said I was being offered
an apprenticeship by the club.
?That?s still the proudest day of my
football life. I was able to share that
moment with my dad that day,
too.
?He was just a working
bloke but he took his
coaching
badges
and
actually
ended
up
spending more than 20
years working with kids
in New Jersey over in
America.
?He
just
loved
the
game, like I did ? I?d often play four
times in a weekend for our team.
?There would be Blackburn youth,
Saturday
afternoons,
a
Sunday
League team in the mornings, a
side in Chorley I?d often turn out
for on Sunday afternoons.
?We?d either be playing or training together or he would be there
watching me.
?Now there will be another
precious memory, one that will not
only involve my dad but will
involve Sidney.
?And who knows how football
will go for Sidney.
?He likes to tell us about his
?silky skills? ? only he doesn?t
actually have any yet!
?But he can pass the ball for
sure and he?s part of Hill
family?s football journey
now, one that started all
those years ago with
Grandad Grumpy.
?Maybe this part of
the journey will end in
glory, maybe not ? although
we?ll certainly be giving it a
real good go.
?We are not going there
to make up the numbers as
everyone saw in our 2?2
draw at home.
?But memories? We?ll be
making plenty of them.?
YOU KANE DO IT HERE
From Back Page
to a Uefa Cup and two FA Cups in the
1980s. Chairman Daniel Levy, who once had
a reputation for firing managers, told supporters this week that he would not now
sell a player without Pochettino?s say-so.
Poch said: ?We share the decision and
that?s good. If you disagree it is like you at
home. It?s a relationship like being married.
?When you disagree with your wife or
your girlfriend you fight until one gets the
final decision!
?The most important thing is to be clear
? he is the chairman and owner and I am
the manager. Of course if he brought me
here to work it is because he believes in
me and trusts in me. Of course he is going
to ask what I think about the football decisions of the club.
?Then, for me, it is so important to share
the decision because it?s the way that I like
to work. I?m an honest, transparent person
? it?s difficult for me to be different.
?I am like this with the players, staff and
my chairman.?
Former Real Madrid superstar Luis Figo
has told Kane and Dele Alli that any move
to the Bernabeu would be a step up ? but
believes Levy will not buckle over the duo.
Figo said: ?They are very good players,
top players, but it?s one thing to play in
Tottenham, another to play at Real Madrid.
?This is not lacking respect for Tottenham. It is like what it is. It?s playing at Real
Madrid ? it?s different in terms of pressure and it?s a lot of pressure, too.
?Kane is fantastic and Dele too. I love to
see them play and they are doing fantastic.
?But I don?t know if the president of
Tottenham is open to selling them!?
Kane is likely to be rested for Spurs? FA
Cup fifth-round replay with League One
strugglers Rochdale at Wembley tonight.
Defensive duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby
Alderweireld will be missing through injury.
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the penalty spot
before taking his
place on dad?s knee
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Dale blast
break plan
PLAY IT AGAIN . . . Davies? last-gasp leveller forces replay
ROCHDALE chairman Chris Dunphy has slammed
the FA and Premier League?s winter-break plans.
Pictures: DAVE
PINEGAR
Dunphy says abolishing fifth-round replays to give
the top flight a two-week rest in February would kill
the dreams of lower league clubs, as well as denying
them a potentially vital cash injection.
Rochdale stand to make �0,000 from tonight?s
fifth-round replay with Tottenham at Wembley.
Dunphy said: ?It?s sad to think we might be the
last lower league club in a fifth-round replay like
this one. It?s typical ? just another indication of how
the game is bowing to
Premier League money.
By KEN LAWRENCE
?This move shows how
irrelevant the FA Cup is earned tonight?s Wembley
to the big clubs. Maybe trip. But it seems the FA
they just want to come in is willing to trade the possibility of such romance in
at the semi-final stage.
?Replays away to glam- the fifth round of its flagour sides are a fantastic ship competition in order
source of revenue to to break the deadlock
smaller clubs. That will over a winter break.
It is understood talks
now be taken away.
?At Rochdale we?re very with the Premier League
lucky in that we are and Football League have
prudent and don?t over- led to a proposal for the
last-16 ties of the world?s
stretch financially.
?While the money we oldest knockout cup to
get from going to Wem- be played in midweek
bley is very welcome, and with no replays.
That would allow the
we?re not relying on it.
?But
a
fifth-round Premier League to stagreplay could be lifeblood ger one round of fixtures
over two weekends and
to other clubs.?
If Rochdale lose tonight in theory give all 20
they will still have raked clubs at least 13 days
in about �0,000 from without a game.
But the FA may face
their FA Cup run.
Most of that has gone penalties from broadcast
for
changing
on relaying the pitch at partners
Spotland
where
Steve existing deals and would
Davies?
stoppage-time expect
the
Premier
leveller in the first game League to compensate it.
A WINTER BREAK is on the horizon. Here,
SunSport answers the key questions:
WHAT?S THE PLAN?
TO give Prem clubs a winter break of at least 13
days in February, hopefully leading to England stars
being in a better state for major championships.
WHEN WOULD IT COME INTO EFFECT?
POCH SEMI AMUSED
By PAUL JIGGINS
MAURICIO POCHETTINO laughed
off claims Spurs would have an
that Wembley was supposed
unfair advantage if they reach ago
to be a disadvantage.
an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
?Remember
the
?Wembley
Tottenham are playing all of
their home games at the national
stadium this season while their
new ground is being built.
Rival clubs have voiced concerns
about the North Londoners being
able to play a possible last-four
clash under the Arch.
But Pochettino said: ?Now it's
an advantage! It wasn?t so long
hoodoo.? I have to laugh.
?Playing at Wembley is not an
advantage because we are playing
at a stadium that is massive
motivation for our opponents
to play ? even though we
are starting to feel comfortable
there.?
Pochettino is also concerned
about the Premier League?s plans
to introduce a winter break for
clubs.
He added: ?The Premier League
is the Premier League because it
is so very different and to keep
the same dynamic is so very
important.
?I don?t know how it is going
to work. We will have to see.
?You cannot fight the future
but, for me, you cannot stop
playing in England on Boxing
Day and over New Year because
it is the most beautiful time to
play football.?
PLAN is for the first break to come in 2020,
ahead of a European Championship in which
Wembley hosts seven games.
HOW WOULD IT WORK?
THE detail has not been released but 2020 could
look like this: Jan 25/26 FA Cup R4, Feb 1/2 five
PL games, Feb 8/9 five PL games, midweek Champions League/Europa League, Feb 15/16 full PL
programme, midweek CL/EL, Feb 22/23 full PL
programme, midweek FA Cup R5.
CLUBS IN EUROPE MAY NOT GET 13 DAYS?
DEPENDS. Prem teams who played on Feb 1/2
could be in Europe about ten days later. Possible
solutions would be arranging it so all clubs in
Europe are allocated Feb 8/9 games, or splitting
fixtures nearer the time to see who is still in.
WHO WINS?
THE Premier League, mostly. Yes, England players
may be less tired for big competitions, but it?s
the big Champions League clubs likely to feel the
biggest benefit. A cynic might suggest the Prem
might one day use the winter break fixtures to
experiment with playing games abroad.
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By CHARLIE WYETT
ANTONIO CONTE will be
offered a return to the
Italy job BEFORE the end
of the season.
His old Azzurri teammate Alessandro Costacurta, now the Italian FA?s
vice-commissioner,
confirmed the Chelsea boss is
first choice for the role.
Conte, whose Stamford
Bridge future is unclear,
managed
his
nation
between 2014 and 2016.
And Costacurta, who is
leading the search to
replace the sacked Gian
Piero Ventura, said: ?I
haven?t chosen yet but I
think Conte is the one
who could do the best.
?I?ll definitely contact
him. He has already
shown that he knows how
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. . . Spurs ace
Harry Kane
Poch: He can win
pots at Spurs
By PAUL JIGGINS
MAURICIO POCHETTINO insists Harry
Kane does NOT have to quit Tottenham
to win trophies.
Ex-Spurs chief Andre Villas-Boas claimed
this week the striker must leave to get his
hands on silverware.
But current boss Poch (right)
believes Kane ? wanted by
Real Madrid ? can achieve
glory in North London.
He said: ?We?re all here to
help the club achieve and
win titles. Harry?s very happy
here. He wants to win titles
with us, like we all do.?
Pochettino took over at Tottenham
in May 2014 and is now the club?s
longest-serving boss since Keith
Burkinshaw, who led Spurs
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JUAN CARLOS OSORIO has taken charge
of seven clubs in his managerial
career ? including MLS sides New York
Red Bulls and Chicago Fire.
Osorio learned his
trade spying on
Liverpool from
�-a-week flat
Keegan gave him
job at Man City
...now he?s off
to Russia 2018
OVER the last few days
Juan Carlos Osorio has
watched Chelsea against
Barcelona.
He has kept an eye on
Javier Hernandez for West
Ham at Liverpool and was
invited to the Carabao Cup
final between Arsenal and
Manchester City to see his
former player, David Ospina.
Osorio, 56, is used to having
the best seat in the house.
And he will have an even better view of Germany?s opening
match at the World Cup in Russia as he manages the reigning
champions? opponents, Mexico.
It has not always been nice
seats high up in the stands of
the
world?s
greatest
football
grounds, though.
Because the Colombian went to
unprecedented lengths to watch
Liverpool train when he was
studying at the city?s university.
Two years of spying from a
house overlooking the Melwood
training ground ? via binoculars
? maintained his enthusiasm,
and kept his dream alive, of one
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day becoming a top manager.
The pathway, which included
being Manchester City?s conditioning coach, was always going
to be unconventional but the
hard work and the sacrifices
have paid off spectacularly.
Osorio said: ?In the 1980s, there
was a lot of money in Colombia
with some big stars, so I could
not play regularly.
?I stopped playing around 24
and planned to become a professional manager. I knew my way
would be a long way.
?I planned to be the best conditioning coach I could be and,
by doing that, would end up getting my coaching badges.
?I graduated in exercise science
and human performance from
Southern Connecticut State University. I graduated in 1990. I
worked from 1990 to 1997 in
youth soccer in New York.
?I told my wife Julieth ? and
we are still together today ? that
I wanted to chase my dream to
manage.
?So I sold everything, watches,
a car, to pay for two years to go
to John Moores University in
Liverpool to study a masters in
science and football. She stayed
in the States.
?I went to Liverpool?s training
ground at Melwood three days in
a row but they did not let me in.
?I started walking around and
found a small hole through the
brick so I could look.
?I looked back and I saw this
window overlooking the training
ground. I approached the house,
home of the McManus family.
?I spoke to the husband Tom
and asked to rent the room overlooking the pitch.
?I told them I wanted to
become a football coach and
would pay them � a week.
They said ?what?? But they let
me. Still today, I am still in
touch with that wonderful family.
?I could see everything. When
it was raining, and it rained a
lot, I looked through the window
with binoculars.
?It was 1998. The only time
they had two managers, Gerard
Houllier and Roy Evans.
?The
players
were
Robbie
Fowler and Steve McManaman.
They had a little forward called
1GG
67
2
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
17
in association with
JUAN
OSORIO has won 29 of his 43
games in charge of the Mexican
national team, giving him a win
rate of 67 per cent.
MEXICO have reached the World Cup
quarter-finals on two occasions (1970
and 1986) ? and they hosted both
tournaments.
MEXICO are currently 17th in
the Fifa world rankings ? in
between England in 16th and
Iceland in 18th.
OSORIO FACTFILE
Born: Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia
Age: 56
PLAYING CAREER
Deportivo Pereira
1982-1984
Internacional
1984-1985
Once Caldas
1986-1987
MANAGERIAL CAREER
New York MetroStars
(conditioning coach)
2000-2001
Man City
(conditioning coach)
2001-2006
Millonarios
2006-07
Chicago Fire
2007
New York Red Bulls
2007-2009
Once Caldas
2010-2011
Puebla
2011-2012
Atletico
Nacional
2012-2015
Sao Paulo
2015
Mexico
2015-present
MANAGERIAL HONOURS
MLS Western Conference Colombian Primera Copa Colombia
(2008)
(2013, 2014)
(2012, 2013)
Juan Carlos
Osorio on...
DAVINSON SANCHEZ
IT?S great to see him at a
big club like Tottenham.
I spotted him playing in
Colombia in 2013, on pitches
open to the public.
I was manager of Atletico
Nacional in Medellin and
although I was having a few
rest days, I told my wife I was
going to watch some football.
I said ?You never know, I might
find someone?. And I did!
He was 16, in the youth
set-up at Cali but I brought
him to Medellin.
Davinson was a midfielder.
He was athletic, strong and
fast. I told him he?d a better
chance in central defence.
In 2016, Barcelona and
Ajax were interested in him. I
said, ?You?ve a better chance
going to a slightly smaller
club and show everyone you
can play. Maybe then you will
play in a better league?.
That is what happened.
PANAMA
MEXICAN RAVE . . .
Osorio will carry the
hopes of 127 million
people this summer
Picture: JAMIE McPHILIMEY
David Thompson. It was also the
start of Steven Gerrard?s career. I
used to watch the academy in the
evening as they only had one pitch.
?I went back to the United States
and got a job with New York MetroStars as a conditioning coach and
started to build a reputation.
?I once went to watch Chicago
Bulls basketball team train in 1984.
I watched Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman train. Everything they
did was game-related.
?After that, I told myself when I
coached, everything, even fitnesswise, would be game-related.?
In an ironic twist, it was a few
years later that Osorio returned to
the north west ? but this time in a
working capacity in the blue half of
Manchester.
He said: ?In 2001, I answered the
phone and they said it was Manchester City and I said ?f*** off? and
hung up. I thought that it was not
Manchester City. And they called
me back. Because it was.
?The flew me over for a trial. We
did a training session with the
reserves and youth which included
Shaun
Wright-Phillips,
Kasper
Schmeichel, Steve Ireland, Dickson
Etuhu, Nedum Onuoha, Joey Barton,
Daniel Sturridge. Joe Royle offered
me the job. I was not sure to leave
my wife again, so I turned it down.
?Two weeks later I got the same
call from Kevin Keegan, who was
now the manager.
?The first year was when they
were relegated again, to what is
now the Championship. It was
fantastic working for Keegan.
?Because City were not in
the Premier League, I
asked Alex Ferguson to
allow me to his training sessions at United.
I watched them a lot.
?He made a huge
impact on my career
on rotation and he
explained why all the
players need to be
involved.
?It is a way to make
them feel important. I
rotate my teams.
?I give opportunities to everyone.
Rotation is not a football principle
it is a life principle.
?If you want to make someone feel
important, you give them a chance.
You are inclusive. Not in easy games
but good games. It is about trust.?
Osorio went on to manage club
sides in Colombia, the United States
and Mexico before landing the job
as national boss in 2015.
Mexico topped their CONCACAF
World Cup qualifying group, with
the United States finishing fifth.
And now the man who spied on
Liverpool training sessions 20 years
ago will carry the hopes of 127 million people in this summer?s finals
in Russia.
An
engaging
character
with
perfect
English,
Osorio added: ?On the
field, I put my work
against anyone.
?The time I spent
in
England
was
extremely
productive
for me. I can never
thank enough for having that chance.
?In 2015, I took over as
Mexico manager. We only
lost one game in qualifying ?
that was in the last match against
Honduras but we had qualified.
?CONCACAF is difficult. The grass
is long. It is dry, they throw balls
on the field. People run up to the
pitch to stop the game.
?The temperatures are above 35C.
The stadiums are not very secure. It
City
called - I
told them
to f*** off
is a very difficult geographical zone.
To play football there can just be
unsafe. It can be dangerous, if I am
being honest.
?We have had tough matches.
Losing 7-0 to Chile in the Copa
America was the worst ? and we
actually beat them 1-0 in a friendly
17 days earlier.?
As for the future, this remains
unclear. The priority is the World
Cup, with Mexico?s preparations
including a friendly at home to
Scotland on June 2, before the
group matches against Germany,
South Korea and Sweden.
Osorio added: ?I have turned
down the possibility of extending
my contract with the Mexican association. The reason being I want to
be honest to my bosses.
?If we do well I would like to
continue. But I have been contacted
by other federations and I do have
feelings for other places.
?My boys were born in the States,
I would love to manage in England
because the thing I miss the most is
the day-to-day. The best thing in
football is to make players better.
?Ultimately, I would love to be in
the Premier League.?
Tweet @CharlieWyett
PLAYING England at the
World Cup will be their
biggest game ? ever.
We qualified by beating
them 1-0 at the Azteca but
they still finished third in the
CONCACAF group.
I know their manager really
well. Hernan Gomez is also
Colombian.
This will be his third World
Cup with a different nation.
He will structure the team
so it will be difficult for
England. He?ll probably play
4-1-4-1 and try to protect
the central channel.
SIX-GAME FIFA BAN
WE were leading Portugal
1-0 with a minute to go
of the third-place play-off at
the Confederations Cup in
Russia last year.
We did not defend a cross
properly and Pepe equalised.
In extra-time, they got a
penalty for 2-1 and then we
should have had a penalty.
I went to the linesman and
said: ?That?s a f****** penalty?. It was not directed to
him. But he called me back
and said, ?f*** you?.
I went nuts. The first person
I saw behind the dugout was
my 14-year-old boy crying. I
went back and said to the
linesman, ?Tell the ref he is a
f****** cheat?.
I apologised afterwards and
I got a six-game ban.
When we qualified for
the World Cup, against
Panama, I was sat up in
the stands.
3
4 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
1GG
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GOALS What SunSport?s Pelham wo
VARDY PUNCHES HIMSELF AGAINST SEVILLA ? MARCH
RICHARD: ?Leicester lost this game, Jamie Vardy
missed a really big chance and, in frustration,
he?s given himself an uppercut!?
ARSENAL ? AUGUST
VARDY SCORES HIS SECOND AT
Vardy is in mid-air, the
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ball is right in front, the flood
a lovely image.?
KING
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STURRIDGE?S NOTE AT
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and, next thing, Stur orders out
and the ball comes ridge has it
to him.?
NOBLE AND SISSOKO ? SEPTEMBER
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derby. Mark Noble put in a fair tackle on Spurs?
Moussa Sissoko ? but he wasn?t having it!?
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Sports Photographer
of the Year
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
Sports Picture
of the Year
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Portfolio
in association with
CONTE CELEBRATES CHELSEA TITLE GLORY ? MAY
?This won Sports Picture of the Year. The players
were making great pictures, with John Terry
putting an inflatable crown on Antonio Conte.
?They went to the far side of the field ? but I
decided to stay where I was. All of a sudden, they
grabbed Conte and started chucking him in the air.
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the league. The players were
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5
6 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
2GG
GOALS Championship, League One
JACKSON IN
HORROR
KO
Sharp gives
KILL BILL . . . Blades ace Billy Sharp hails his opener
Stam shivers
By TOM BARCLAY
BILLY SHARP gave Jaap Stam the chills with an
ice-cool double to put the Blades in the top six.
The Sheffield United skipper hit the opener and
the crucial third which killed off a Reading revival at
a sub-zero Madejski.
Mark Duffy?s wonder strike put the Blades into a
2-0 lead at half-time but sub Omar Richards struck
just after the break, before Leandro Bacuna had a
penalty saved by substitute Simon Moore. Then there
was controversy as Reading felt they should have
had the ball given back
to them due to an injury
but United played on ?
leading to Sharp netting
go before lengthy firsthis second.
Defeat
extended
the half injury time, it looked
Royals? winless league run like game over as Duffy
at home to seven ? and blasted home from 25
heaped more pressure on yards, drawing boos from
the home fans who had
beleaguered boss Stam.
He said: ?We weren?t braved the cold.
Reading did halve the
aggressive enough, not
deficit
just
after
the
winning enough battles.
?If I look at the squad, interval as sub Richards
there is enough ability to drove in from an acute
turn it around ? but they angle on the follow-up.
And
when
Richard
need to show it.
?I?m very disappointed, Stearman was adjudged
we talked about matching to have tripped Liam
them but couldn?t do it.? Kelly soon after, then
really
should
On 11 minutes, Leon Reading
Clarke?s pinpoint cross have gone level.
But
sub
stopper
Moore,
was
eagerly
met
by
of
ex-Royal
Sharp, who had his first brother
shot repelled by Vito Stuart Moore, superbly
away
Bacuna?s
Mannone before tucking tipped
spot-kick to his right.
away the rebound.
A minute later and it
The Beast from the
East then wreaked havoc really was game over as
Sharp?s volley from John
on the away side.
Both Clarke and keeper Fleck?s long ball found
Jamal
Blackman
were the back of the net via
forced off the pitch with the post.
Blades No 2 Alan Knill,
injuries picked up in
weather-related incidents said: ?They were good
with just over half an goals from Billy ? and he
is saying he could have
hour gone.
And with a minute to got more.?
Reading...............1
Sheffield Utd.....3
Injury stirs memories of Mason
By MICHAEL MORGAN
A SICKENING injury to
Adam Jackson marred this
dramatic Yorkshire derby.
The
Barnsley
centre-back
clashed heads with Hull?s Jon
Toral and was given oxygen
during 11 minutes of treatment
on the pitch ? before being
taken off on a stretcher.
It was a horrible collision
which brought back memories
of the life-threatening fractured skull suffered by Tigers
ace Ryan Mason in a clash
with Chelsea?s Gary Cahill 13
months ago.
But, thankfully, Tykes boss
Jose Morais confirmed Jackson
had escaped serious injury.
Morais said: ?I am happy to
say that Adam is OK. He lost
consciousness
but
quickly
regained it and he?s smiling
and talking as normal now.
?He was examined by the
medical people here and didn?t
need to go to hospital.
?What happened was a shock
Hull................................1
Barnsley......................1
but it?s something that can
happen in football.?
Hull
chief
Nigel
Adkins
added: ?We have an excellent
medical staff here and Adam
got all the care and attention
he needed.?
Jackson will miss Barnsley?s
home clash with Norwich on
Saturday because of the sixday rule applying to players
who have suffered concussion.
Morais admitted: ?Adam is
one of our strongest players
and losing him affected us and
our strategy.
?So I?m pleased to come out
of this game with a point.
?This could end up being a
point of massive importance to
us at the end of the season.?
This was a big showdown
between two White Rose rivals
desperate to dodge the drop.
Tykes had seen their fortunes
lifted by Oli McBurnie?s three
goals in three starts since joining on loan from Swansea.
And it was no surprise that
the Scotland Under-21 striker
should be the one to break the
deadlock when he arrowed a
near-post header into the top
corner of the net from Brad
Potts? 22nd-minute cross.
Seb Larsson came close to
grabbing a leveller with a
25-yard free-kick that flew
inches wide on the half-hour.
And then Hull?s 13-goal top
scorer Jarrod Bowen was out
of luck with a fierce angled
drive that was just off target.
But it was Morais? men who
looked more threatening ? and
they almost doubled their lead
on 38 minutes when Kieffer
Moore had a vicious low drive
well saved by Allan McGregor.
City found another gear after
half-time and got a deserved
equaliser from a corner, when
inspirational skipper Michael
Dawson drove home from close
range on 73 minutes.
CHAMPIONSHIP
P W D L F A Pts
Wolves..........34 22 7 5 59 28 73
Cardiff...........34 20 7 7 50 27 67
Aston Villa....34
Derby............ 34
Fulham..........34
Sheff Utd......34
18
16
16
17
9
12
11
4
7
6
7
13
53
53
57
49
32
31
37
40
63
60
59
55
Bristol City...34
Middlesbro...34
Preston.........34
Brentford.....34
Leeds.............34
Millwall..........34
Ipswich.........34
Norwich........34
Nottm For.... 34
QPR................34
Sheff Wed....34
Reading........ 34
Bolton...........34
Hull.................34
Barnsley........34
14
15
12
13
14
12
14
12
12
10
8
8
8
7
7
12
7
15
11
7
12
6
11
4
9
13
10
10
12
11
8
12
7
10
13
10
14
11
18
15
13
16
16
15
16
48
46
40
50
47
40
45
34
41
38
37
39
29
45
34
40
34
33
41
43
35
43
37
53
51
44
48
51
51
48
54
52
51
50
49
48
48
47
40
39
37
34
34
33
32
Birmingham.34 8 6 20 22 51 30
Burton Alb....34 7 8 19 26 60 29
Sunderland..34 5 12 17 37 61 27
CONCERN . . . medics treat Tykes
star Jackson after clash of heads
BIG MAC ?N FLIES . . .
McBurnie nods Tykes 1-0 up
DUFF ?EM UP . . .
winger Mark Duffy
celebrates hitting
United?s second
S
MATCH STBAAT
RNSLEY
HULL
n.......40%
60% .......Possessio get .3/3
8/6 .Shots on/off tarts .........1
sho
3.........Blocked
..............0
7..............Corners ed.......14
9.......Fouls conced ds....2/0
4/0....Yellow/red car
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 ...............
in association with
and League Two action
Evans is
the Posh
boy now
Peterborough..2
Walsall.................1
By GEOFF KNOX
POSH manager-elect Steve
Evans watched from the
stands as they ploughed
their way to victory.
The game was held up
ten minutes from time
when heavy snow obscured
the lines.
With Peterborough leading, players and staff got
out the shovels, so the
game could be completed.
And the positive result
ended their seven-match
winless streak.
Posh chairman Darragh
MacAnthony said on Twitter after the game: ?Earning those big wages ?
love it. Best sweeper in
L1. Most bizarre game I?ve
watched.?
Omar Bogle and Jack
Baldwin netted for the
hosts after Julien Ngoy
had put Walsall ahead.
Marcus Maddison missed
a penalty for Posh.
Evans and assistant Paul
Raynor walked out of
Mansfield hours earlier ?
with the League Two side
just two points off an
automatic promotion spot.
Yet former Leeds chief
Evans lives just a few
minutes drive from Posh?s
ABAX Stadium and is a
close friend of director of
football Barry Fry.
MacAnthony sacked club
legend Grant McCann on
Sunday after their play-off
charge hit the skids.
Call them
Dackburn
Rovers!
BRAD CRUSHES DONS
LEAGUE ONE
P W D L F A Pts
Blackburn...35 21 9 5 65 33 72
Shrewsbury 34 20 8 6 45 26 68
Wigan...........31 20 6 5 57 18
Rotherham.34 19 5 10 58 39
Scunthorpe.35 15 12 8 51 39
Plymouth....35 15 8 12 43 42
66
62
57
53
Charlton......33 14 9 10 43 41
Peterboro...34 13 11 10 53 44
Bradford..... 34 15 5 14 48 51
Portsmouth 35 15 4 16 42 44
Gillingham...35 11 13 11 39 39
Bristol R.......34 14 4 16 49 52
Southend....33 12 8 13 42 51
Doncaster...35 10 12 13 43 44
Oxford Utd..34 11 9 14 49 51
Blackpool....34 10 12 12 42 44
Walsall.........34 10 11 13 44 49
AFC Wim?don 35 10 8 17 34 46
N?thampton 35 10 8 17 34 56
Fleetwood.. 34 10 7 17 45 56
51
50
50
49
46
46
44
42
42
42
41
38
38
37
9 9 15 46 58
7 11 16 32 47
7 8 19 28 50
5 11 14 29 41
36
32
29
26
Oldham........33
MK Dons.......34
Bury..............34
Rochdale.....30
IT AIN?T HALF BRAD . . .
Bradley Dack (right) is
mobbed by Blackburn pals
after netting Rovers? first
MAGIC MARC
By BOB HAYES
MARC McNULTY smashed in a late
penalty to revive Coventry?s hopes of
battling back into the play-off spots.
The stuttering Sky Blues had picked
up just one point from their four games
before this clash.
But striker McNulty got the crucial
goal for the visitors on 82 minutes after
Tom Bayliss was brought down by
defender Adam El-Abd.
It left third-placed Wycombe crashing
to two home defeats in four days.
The Chairboys have amassed 67
League strikes this term.
But they came up against a Sky Blues
Wycombe.............................0
Coventry.................................1
side who boast the meanest defence in
League Two ? having shipped just 32
goals in 34 games.
And it took 52 minutes before winger
Nathan Tyson?s low shot forced Coventry
keeper Lee Burge into his first save.
Coventry boss Mark Robins said:
?That?s put us back on track.
?We were magnificent and we
deserved the win.?
Wycombe chief Gareth Ainsworth said:
?They have had one shot on target and
it was the penalty.?
LEAGUE TWO
P W
Luton........... 34 20
Accrington..34 20
Wycombe....35 18
D
8
5
8
L F A
6 74 34
9 58 38
9 67 51
Pts
68
65
62
Notts Co.......35 17 10 8 56 36
Mansfield....34 16 12 6 53 35
Exeter..........33 18 4 11 44 37
Swindon......35 18 3 14 55 51
61
60
58
57
Coventry.....34 16 6 12 38 28
Lincoln City.34 14 11 9 46 37
Carlisle.........35 14 9 12 50 45
Crawley.......35 15 6 14 41 43
Colchester...35 13 11 11 45 41
Newport Co 34 12 12 10 41 43
Camb Utd....35 13 9 13 35 45
Stevenage.. 35 11 9 15 46 51
Cheltenham 35 10 10 15 48 52
Yeovil...........34 10 8 16 46 55
Crewe...........35 11 3 21 41 57
Forest Grn...34 10 6 18 39 56
Grimsby.......35 9 9 17 30 51
Morecambe.33 8 11 14 34 44
Port Vale.....34 9 8 17 37 49
54
53
51
51
50
48
48
42
40
38
36
36
36
35
35
Chesterfield 34 8 6 20 35 61 30
Barnet..........35 7 8 20 33 52 29
By MIKE DONOVAN
AFC Wimbledon.......0
B
BRADLEY
DACK rose from
his sick bed to hit a brace Blackburn....................3
and extend Blackburn?s lead
behind before kick off and due
att the top to four points.
Midfielder Dack, who missed to face Rovers at Ewood Park
Saturday?s win at Walsall, netted on Sunday, had their fixture at
i 13th and 14th league goals of Bristol Rovers postponed.
his
Dack fired Blackburn in front
h season as Rovers made it
the
on the half-hour mark.
o
four
wins on the bounce.
Dons stopper George Long
And winger Elliott Bennett
w
was
also on target as the hosts failed to come for a Jack Payne
left-footed
cross from the right.
e
remained
two points off the
And unmarked Dack looped a
r
drop
zone.
Rovers boss Tony Mowbray header over the keeper. Defender
i
singled
out Dack for praise. He Adedeji Oshilaja tried to clear
a
said:
?Bradley?s been ill and we but the ball was adjudged to
m
managed
to win without him at have crossed the line.
Dons pressed for an equaliser
W
Walsall.
But he?s very important
o the team and now he?s got and Harry Forrester flashed an
to
n
another
two goals. It?s good to effort wide. But Bennett made it
2-0 after 64 minutes. The
e at the top.?
be
As well as fighting for League winger unleashed a 25-yarder
O
One
survival, the Dons were from Adam Armstrong?s pass.
And Dack bagged his second
l
also
looking
to
with a chip over
o
complete
the douLong from a Danny
l over their highble
Graham cross five
y
flying
opponents.
BLACKBURN minutes later.
Weather
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GOALS Sun salute to a superfan
JOHN?S THE
DADDY
PROUD . . .
Shannons at St
George?s Park
101-year-old still
watches lad play
EXCLUSIVE
By ANDREW DILLON
JOHN SHANNON is like
thousands of dads up and
down the country glowing
with pride watching his
lad play football.
However, unlike anyone else
in this country, John is 101
years old and his soccer-mad
boy, John ?Junior?, is 75.
Our
national
sport
is
peppered with the names of
famous father and son double
acts: Clough, Lampard, Bruce,
Redknapp,
Schmeichel
and
Ince to name just a few.
But none have lasted anywhere near as long as this
unsung dynasty that epitomises the passion for football
at the very bottom which can
match anything at the top.
It is why the FA chose this
year to honour John Sr as one
of their ?heroes? at grass-roots
level.
It brings to light the enduring commitment of both men
and the heartwarming boyish
enjoyment in ?young? John?s
face when he takes to the
pitch for his country.
It is a cold, blustery day at
St George?s Park.
We are in the modern base
camp for England?s first-team
superstars to see the veterans
take on Wales in the ?Dermot
Gallagher? Trophy.
John Shannon Sr takes his
place on a plastic seat, opens
up a pre-packed sandwich
and settles down.
He is a colourful chap; born
in Barking in 1916, the year of
the Battle of the Somme in
World War I.
He spent three years behind
enemy lines for British Intelligence in Belgium in WW2,
helped found the tiny country?s navy and worked as a
headteacher.
At one point he decided that
a young, hopeful sportsman
called Bobby Moore would not
be the right fit for his school
and so declined his application.
His son is one of two players wearing No 3 for England
inside the vast hall this afternoon. The game has moved
indoors to protect old bones
from the wintry weather.
?Junior? is one of the senior
members in a squad with an
average age of 67.
When asked about his proudest moment watching his boy
play over the years, John Sr
replied: ?Seeing him make his
England debut, of course.
?Watching him pull that
white shirt on for the very
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Among other things
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watch Stoke play Manchester City in the
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club?s first-team manager Paul Lambert.
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the same Stoke who sit
one off the bottom of
the
Premier
League
and have won just one
of their last ten league
games.
If that?s what the
winners receive, what
do the losers get?
NUMBER of interviews given to accredited
written media after Manchester United?s
P
0-0 draw in Seville last week: 0
Q: What?s
been your
proudest
moment?...
A: Watching
my son on
his England
debut...
Q: How old
was he?
A: 72
first time.? And how old was
his son at that point? ?72.?
John Sr (below) continued:
?I packed up playing football
fairly young but he carried on.
I never imagined seeing him
play for the veteran side, of
course.
?In his early days it was
always cross-country running.
?My wife and I spent many
hours in the freezing cold
waiting for him to appear and
then just run by.
?Sooner or later he?ll hurt
himself and pack up. I don?t
want him to pack up ? it
would be very sensible if he
did, of course, and maybe
take up refereeing.
?But for his age he is
quite exceptional. I sometimes look at him and
think he must be a bit
stupid at 75, rushing after
a ball. Perhaps I haven?t
done too well as a
father
because
I
haven?t been able to
stop him.
?Then I think to
myself that I was
playing tennis very
hard at 75.
?I?d
still
be
playing now if
some idiot hadn?t
given me the wrong
in association with
Number of ?selfies? taken with accredited
written media after Manchester United?s 0-0
draw in Seville last week: 6.
Shame on those players and shame on you
so-called ?journalists?.
SCOOTCHA
TIMES are hard in Greece. Teams clearly
can?t afford to ?park the bus? like they do
in the rest of Europe and this is what
they resort to.
It?s PAOK fans getting their point
across, although we?re not sure what, by
hanging a scooter from the stands during
their derby clash against Olympiakos.
The match was eventually abandoned
when former Watford boss Oscar Garcia,
now in charge of Olympiakos, was hit on
the head by a till roll thrown from the
stands. That?s just petty . . . cash.
medicine. I guess we have
good genes.
?My father was very active ?
he could bend down and
touch his toes at 92 and still
run. He had a cold bath every
day at 92 and Indian club
exercises every day.?
The two squads line up like
it is a World Cup final; the
appetite to play the equal of
those English and Welshmen
who faced off at Euro 2016.
This
could
politely
be
referred to as the ?Old Firm?
derby.
From
a
12-inch
square
speaker both anthems echo
around the arena, men stand
to attention and sing along.
Former Premier League
ref Dermot Gallagher is
the man in the middle of
this fascinating spectacle
played on the same ultramodern surface used by
the England first
team
preparing
for major tournaments.
The
FA
wanted to salute
the
Shannons
for
the
way
both defy age
and
distance
to
embrace
soccer.
Dad
lives in Harrogate while son
John is in Cambridge, a
retired design engineer still
playing three or four times a
week whether five, six or 11a-side for his team, Ridgeons.
John Sr said: ?I don?t really
know why I got this award.
You tend to get things just for
being 101. When you get very
old people give you things for
doing very little.
?I don?t stand on the touchline any more. We take a
fold-up seat with a fleece, a
blanket and my coat.
?I can?t stand for too long.
But I?m quite happy. Imagine
any father in this position in
50 years? time??
The pace of these men has
clearly slowed with age but
there is a youthful industrial
vocabulary to prove the minds
are still fully engaged.
The result is a 1-1 draw
after Wales took the lead.
Anybody with a genuine feel
for football could not watch
these old warriors give their
all and not be touched.
But is it hard for John Jr ?
five years off 80 ? having dad
still on the touchline watching? Does he ever shout
during games?
?I couldn?t hear it anyway,?
Jr admitted.
NEM ON MAP
NEMANJA MATIC is
well on the road to
immortality by having
a street named after
him.
Manchester
United?s
Serbian midfielder, 29,
is revered in his home
country.
Ex-Chelsea star Matic
(below) is now being
honoured by the town
of Ub, 40 miles west of
capital city Belgrade.
He was born there,
spent a year with Jedinstvo Ub and has
since paid for them
to
have
a
new
stadium.
Town
mayor
Darko Grisic said:
?Naming a street
is the least we
can do for
Nemanja. It is a sign
of gratitude for the
many things he has
done for this region.
?We
thought
of
renaming a road in the
centre after him but
then residents would
have needed to change
their documents.
?So we decided to
name a newly built
road after him. It will
be near the council
buildings.?
So after everything he?s done,
Matic
gets
a
dead-end street
near
some
municipal offices
named after him?
Hardly Sir Matt
Busby Way
is it?
s.
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force extra time, we
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to score any time
and a draw at fulltime at 40/1 with
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SHEFF WED
60%..............Possession..............40%
4/6........Shots on/off target ........3/2
1................Blocked shots ................2
3.....................Corners .....................1
10 ............ Fouls conceded ............ 12
0/0 .......... Yellow/red cards .......... 1/0
QUARTER-FINAL DRAW
Swansea City v
Tottenham or Rochdale
Man United v Brighton
Leicester v Chelsea
Wigan v Southampton
Ties played March 16-19
FIRST PAST THE POST . . . Jordan Ayew
tucks away the 55th-minute opener after
Tom Carroll?s strike hit both posts (right)
Carv a niche
CARLOS DREAMS AFTER MAD AYEW GOAL
By ANDREW DILLON
CARLOS CARVALHAL has got
his dream coat on after leading
Swansea to the last eight of
the FA Cup for the first time
since 1964.
The jacket is black instead of
Technicolour but the charismatic
Portuguese boss has the motto
?Carlos has a dream? stitched on the
inside of his club suit as inspiration
this season.
Jordan Ayew?s freak opener followed by a neat finish from Nathan
Dyer ten minutes from time means
the Swans are struggling in the Premier League drop zone but are also
just 90 minutes away from a day out
at Wembley in the Cup semi-finals.
This fifth-round replay win was
their sixth successive home success
since Carvalhal took over in December
but it just might be the most
important to help ease the nerves of
a survival fight.
He said: ?Everybody has to dream.
I have a dream and I want my
players to dream. People who do not
dream are not happy people. We are
half watched his team go ahead
with a bizarre goal.
Tom Carroll?s shot from the edge
J Ayew 55; Dyer 80
of the box hit one post, rolled along
the goal-line, then hit the other
before rebounding out for Ayew to
smash it home on the follow up.
It was all Swansea after that and
Chelsea
striker
Tammy
through. I am happy. My dream is on-loan
to be happy. We won because we Abraham slipped a pass through for
Dyer
to
slide
a
shot
under
the
legs
respected Sheffield Wednesday.
?At the break we weren?t happy of Wednesday?s third-choice keeper
Cameron
Dawson
for
the
crucial
with the score. We needed more
second goal on 80 minutes.
energy
and
intensity,
so
we
Carvalhal faces a tough test of
brought on Martin Olsson and
nerves on Saturday in a sixJordan Ayew and they had a big
pointer at home to West Ham.
impact.
But tonight he and his squad
?Two or three minutes into
can sit back and watch Tottenthe second half I thought things
ham take on Rochdale in a
would change.
replay knowing the winners
?After that we shut the doors
visit them in the last eight.
and the windows and I think
Carvalhal, 52, was not
we deserved the win.?
even born the last time
Carvalhal admitted his subSwansea made it to the
stitutions were a nightmare in
last eight, where they
Saturday?s 4-1 thrashing at
went
on
to
beat
Brighton but, last night, they
Liverpool and reach
worked a treat.
the semis.
He brought on Olsson and
He added: ?SaturAyew at the break and ten
DY HARD
day was down to me. I
minutes into the second
Swansea............2
Sheffield Wed..0
. . . Dyer
celebrates
tried a gamble to win the game and
it didn?t work. But it hasn?t done
any damage to my team.
?We will be ready and fresh to
play against West Ham.
?That was a different competition
to this one. On 64 minutes we were
losing 1-0 and I made substitutions
to try to win. But tonight we played
safe and moved the ball against a
very well organised team.?
The Owls went close in an evenlybalanced first half in which Lucas
Joao and Jacob Butterfield tested
Swans keeper Kristoffer Nordfelt.
While Sam Clucas was just off target
with an overhead kick for the home
side after 30 minutes.
Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay said:
?I think the first half was balanced
between the teams. We both had
two or three good chances to score.
?In the second half Swansea were
more effective. We could not exert
the pressure we wanted to.
?It was very difficult to come back
after that. It was good and strong
defending by Swansea. They have
that quality.?
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56 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
LACEY . . . banned
Bitter pill
for drug
busters
By JORDAN DAVIES
DRUG BUSTERS failed to
test
more
than
550
Football League players
last season.
UK Anti-Doping took
1,494 samples from 2,047
players at EFL clubs,
leaving a minimum of 553
who were NOT tested.
But Ukad did not reveal
if any players were tested
more than once, so the
number missed could be
even higher.
Two players were punishged for anti-doping violations in English football
last season. Aston Villa
Under-18s? Jake Humphries
was banned for five months
and Accrington?s Patrick
Lacey for 14 months.
An EFL spokesman said:
?It is frustrating to see
EFL players being highlighted in this manner.
?We will continue to
work with the FA and Ukad
to ensure testing protects
players? integrity.?
Uefa has confirmed a
six-month ban for SAMIR
NASRI for a violation of
anti-doping regulations.
MAHREZ . . . old self
Mahrez
back to
his best
By GRAEME BRYCE
WES
MORGAN
claims
Riyad Mahrez has finally
stopped
pining
for
Manchester City and is
back to his old self again.
The Algerian, 27, threatened to leave the Foxes
and disappeared for a week
after a deadline-day move
to the Etihad collapsed.
Since then Claude Puel?s
side have taken only two
points from their last four
Premier League games.
But
Morgan
claims
Mahrez?s displays against
Sheffield United in the FA
Cup and Stoke show he
has rediscovered his mojo.
The Leicester skipper
said: ?He?s been great.
He?s settled back in as if
he never went away. That?s
fantastic for us and it?s
fantastic for him.
?He?s getting back into it
and I was glad to see him
out there against Stoke.
?He looked more like
himself. Everyone knows
what happened in the
transfer window but he
has come in and got
straight back to work.?
1GM
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torpedo
England?s
rivals as
a Russian
supersub
DUTYON
RECALLS
...
EYES
THE BALL
England
lastan
. .with
. Defoe
during
March
in atraining
first callEngland
up forinthree
years
session
March
2017
CHERRY GOOD
. . . Defoe in
action with
Bournemouth
JERMAIN DEFOE
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57
THE 2018 WORLD CUP
SLO BURNER . . . Defoe
enjoys his winner against
Slovenia at the South
Africa World Cup in 2010
COSTACURTA . . . pick
CONTE
HIS THREE LIONS
CAPS AND GOALS
Friendly
World Cup quali?er
World Cup ?nals
Euro quali?er
Euro ?nals
Other
TOTAL
AS A STARTER
23
13
Caps
Goals
Caps
24
19
3
9
1
1
57
Goals
6
8
1
5
0
0
20
AS A SUB
34
7
...AND IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
As a starter
345
Games
138
Goals
JERMAIN DEFOE is dreaming of
being
England?s
World
Cup
supersub in Russia this summer.
The Bournemouth striker returned
from a two-month lay-off in Saturday?s
comeback draw with Newcastle.
By DAVID
COVERDALE
World Cup start ? his second came in the
next match as the Three Lions were thrashed
And Defoe, 35, is now desperate to get back 4-1 by old foes Germany in the last 16.
The veteran hitman admits he can be the
scoring to force his way on to the Three
perfect option for Southgate off the bench.
Lions? plane.
Defoe said: ?If I went to the World Cup as
The hitman won an England recall last
March following his exploits for struggling an impact player, when we need a goal in
extra-time, I would always be ready.
Sunderland.
?At a tournament, it?s always about the
Yet Defoe has started only nine Premier
League games this term for the Cherries, squad. When you are not playing, you?ve
always got to be switched on.
scoring just three goals.
?You?ve seen it in tournaments so many
Gareth Southgate left the veteran out of his
last squad in November but told him the times where players that have not even played
come on and make a difference in games.
?door is open? if he returns to form.
?Especially when you go into extra-time and
And Defoe said: ?I want to get back in the
Bournemouth team and I believe that if I get penalty shootouts and stuff like that.
?I went to the World Cup in South Africa
my chance, I?m going to score goals.
?If you are scoring goals, then it?s down to
the England manager.
?I?m still relaxed about it. I spoke to Gareth
before the injury and he basically said: ?The
door is always open because you bring so
much with your experience, you bring a lot to
the camp?.
?He said, ?Get yourself back in the team, get
your goals and you know the door is open?.
?So it?s down to me really. Well, it's down to
Eddie Howe as well!?
Defoe, who has 20 goals in 57 caps, admits
it would be ?special? to go to his
second World Cup ? eight years
after his first one in South Africa.
He said: ?Realistically, if I do
end up going to Russia, it will be
my last one.
?I remember the feeling I got
from going to my first one ?
playing and just being around
the hotel with the lads, just
knowing that I was at a
World Cup.
BIG HERO . . .
?It was something I?d
worked so hard to achieve
award-winner
and knowing the buzz I
Defoe with
got from it, if I can go to
Bradley Lowery?s
this one, it will be special.
mum Gemma
?Especially
with
this
group of players ? the
young lads.?
Defoe?s only World Cup goal
was a vital one as it sealed a
1-0 win over Slovenia to ensure
England got out of the group
stage in South Africa.
That was also Defoe?s first
As a sub
139
23
and played ? then went to the Euros with Roy
Hodgson in 2012 and only played 13 minutes.
?But it?s important that you are not negative
around the camp because, at the end of the
day, it?s not about you ? it?s about the team
and it?s about achieving something as a group.
?If you don?t play and you win the World
Cup, it?s special because you are part of that.
It?s history.?
Defoe fractured his right ankle in December
in a tackle with Chelsea youngster Ethan
Ampadu, 17, but he returned to action earlier
than scheduled.
He came on as a 73rd-minute sub against
Toon last weekend ? when Bournemouth were
2-0 down ? and helped his team draw 2-2.
And
former
Tottenham
striker
Defoe
admitted: ?It?s been tough to be out.
?I?ve been lucky with injuries in the past
but I knew straightaway as soon as I got
tackled that it was a bad injury.
?After the scans, I remember saying to the
specialist, ?How long?? He said, ?Eight to ten
weeks? and I was like, ?OK, I?ll do that in six?.
?They said I?d be training after ten weeks
but after five weeks I was running outside.
?I just did everything right. I was in the
gym. I didn?t go on holiday, I didn?t want to
waste any days.
?In training now I don?t feel like I?ve been
away from it. I don?t feel like I am catching
up with my sharpness.
?I feel fit because I?ve done so much work.
In that sense, I?m happy but I just want to
start playing now. I miss scoring goals.?
Defoe was speaking at the North East
Football Writers? Association awards in
County Durham where he received the
Personality of the Year trophy for his
friendship with Bradley Lowery.
The forward struck up a special
bond
with
Sunderland
mascot
Bradley, who died last July aged six
following a battle with cancer.
And Defoe added: ?I?ve said to his
mum Gemma that I?ll do whatever
I can do to continue to support her
family.
?It?s a little bit strange receiving
an award for something you do
purely from the goodness of your
heart. You don?t think about getting
an award for it.
?Even when I walk around Tesco
people come up to me, probably who
haven?t even watched football before,
and they know me because of my
relationship with Bradley.
?The awareness that little Brad
raised is quite phenomenal really.?
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I?ve told Bradley?s mum I?ll
do what I can for the family
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to be a national coach. He
did the job well at the
European Championships
in 2016.
?The other candidates
haven?t shown that yet.?
Ex-AC Milan defender
Costacurta is also considering
former
Premier
League bosses Roberto
Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti,
and Claudio Ranieri.
Costacurta, who has put
Luigi Di Biagio in temporary charge ahead of next
month?s
friendly
with
England
at
Wembley,
added: ?I?m looking for a
coach, not for a selector.
?I wouldn?t rule out
some coaches like Gian
Piero Gasperini of Atalanta or Marco Giampaolo
at Sampdoria. They are
very good managers and
would do a good job.?
But
Costacurta
has
dismissed the claims of
current AC Milan boss
Gennaro Gattuso, explaining: ?I won?t contact him,
it would be too soon.
?I?m sure he could do it
in a few years? time
because he has got everything: character and grit.
?But right now I?m looking for someone who has
more knowledge or more
experience at a top level.?
Italy?s next competitive
game is in September as
they failed to reach the
World Cup.
Sport
ADAMA TRAORE?S red
card in Middlesbrough?s
draw at Sunderland on
Saturday
has
been
rescinded.
The FA said: ?An
independent regulatory
commission accepted he
was wrongly dismissed.?
SHORT
Foden?s
quids in
By MARTIN BLACKBURN
PHIL
FODEN
will
be
presented with a lucrative
long-term
contract
by
Manchester City when he
turns 18 on May 28.
The shining light of
England?s Under-17 World
Cup win last year is a
boyhood City fan and
wants to make it big at
the Etihad.
He came on as a late
substitute
in
Sunday?s
Carabao Cup final win
over Arsenal and boss Pep
Guardiola views him as
part of his first-team
squad already.
That was Foden?s sixth
appearance of a season
which has seen his miss
large chunks due to
international commitments
and an ankle injury.
The Stockport-born midfielder is in line for a new
five-year deal that would
see him at least double
his current �,000-aweek salary.
Foden made his City
debut in the Champions
League victory over Feyenoord in November.
58 ............... Wednesday, February 28, 2018
1GM
SPUR
RS
FA CUP 5th ROUND REPLAY
CAMPS . . . still blushing
Cal bid to
light up
cup run
By KEN LAWRENCE
CALLUM CAMPS will hope
to hear his name over the
Wembley
PA
system
tonight ? rather than his
car number plate.
The Rochdale midfielder,
22, dreams of being the
winning goalscorer on the
announcer?s lips.
But two years ago it was
his car licence plate called
out over the PA during a
League One game against
Gillingham.
A still-blushing Camps
recalled: ?Normally everything is blocked out when
you are playing.
?But for some reason I
listened . . . and realised it
was my car and that the
headlights were still on.
?I shouted over to the
lads: ?I think that?s my
number plate!? and got
someone to grab my keys.
?It didn?t affect me,
mind, because about five
minutes later I scored.?
A goal against Tottenham tonight would light
up Dale?s hopes.
Camps said: ?We believe
we can do it.
?There?s no point going
to Wembley for the ride.
?Of course it will be an
eye opener for all of us.
?But while we might be
bottom of the table we
proved we are a footballing side in that 2-2 draw
at home with Spurs.
?There isn?t so much of
a gap in talent that we
can?t go there and win.?
Jimmy?s
write on
By MIKE McGRATH
JIMMY McNULTY reckons
he could be reporting on
Rochdale?s young guns
hitting the big time.
Dale?s defender has one
eye on a media career once
his playing days are over.
And the 33-year-old, who
faces Spurs in tonight?s FA
Cup fifth-round replay, is
also
studying
for
a
journalism
degree
at
Staffordshire University.
He said: ?The self-discipline has been tough and
changing your state of
mind from sport to study.
?It?s stopped me watching car-crash television or
talking about ?Ex on the
Beach? ? I?ve been doing
something useful.
?I wanted to be more
rounded when I left the
game with more options.?
And McNulty believes
the
young
talent
at
Spotland can make the
step up from League One.
He said: ?Our young
guys can go and showcase
their talent on TV and
potentially get a move off
the back of it.?
GENERATION
By KEN
LAWRENCE
EXCLUSIVE
ROCHDALE boss Keith Hill will
not have Grandad Grumpy sat
next to him at Wembley this
time around.
Grumpy, as Hill?s six-year-old
son Sidney and the rest of his
grandkids called him, died a
year ago on Sunday.
My son will walk out at
Wembley with me...just
like his Grandad Grumpy
But Keith Hill Sr ? to give him his
proper name ? will be there in spirit
as his son looks for heavenly intervention in tonight?s FA Cup fifthround replay against Tottenham.
For he is still the guiding light he
has always been since the pair of
them played as father and son
together for Wyresdale FC in Bolton.
Once, Hill even replaced his old
man who was dumped to the
subs? bench.
The Dale boss still has a gleam in
his eye about that, saying: ?To say he
wasn?t best pleased would be a bit of
an understatement.
?To be replaced by a 14-year-old,
and your own son at that . . . well, it
didn?t go down too well at the time, I
can tell you.
?But deep down I think he was
was a fantastic experience for him,
secretly proud as punch.
?We are talking about real men?s for me and for the whole Hill family.
?This time he won?t be there in
football on terrible pitches up against
some real hard cases and here I was, person but he will still be with me
in my heart like he has always been.
in the team.
?And it will still be very much a
?I?m sure he was really proud that
family occasion. My
another manager thought his son was
mum Joyce will be
tough enough and
there ? I look for
good enough to hanher in the stands
dle that.
before every game.
?And I know he?ll
be looking down on
?Sidney will be
me now, still just as
the
team?s
No 1
proud ? just like he
mascot holding the
was the day I took
hand of our skiphim to Wembley.?
per Ian Henderson
That was almost ten
right
up
front
years ago for the
before kick-off.
League Two play-off
?He will walk
final when Rochdale
out
at
Wemlost 3-2 to Stockport
bley . . . just
like
County during Hill?s
me and Grandad
first spell as Spotland
Grumpy did, so
boss.
three
generations
That
day
remains
of the Hill family
another of the great
will have walked
memories the 48-yearon that famous
old has of his dad ?
pitch.
That
is
and there have been
something
even
dad
h with
quite a few.
dad
could
WEMBLEY WAY . . . Keitley in 2008 my
Hill said: ?My dad
never have envisKeith Sr and nephew Bay
wasn?t just my best
aged all those years ago
mate, he was my team-mate. So when he was helping me find my
when we got to the final back in way in the game.
2008 there was never any doubt he
?But I?ll be sharing the moment
was coming with me to Wembley.
with him, just as I will with Sidney.?
?I had him sat on the bench and it
Hill joined Rochdale as a centre-
KEITH HILL
TOP MAN
. . . Dele
Alli has
impressed
Luis Figo
back in 1996 and made 176 appearances in five years before joining the
coaching staff.
He took over as manager in 2006
and got the club promoted for the
first time in 41 years in 2010.
He spent 18 months at Barnsley
before returning to Spotland in January 2013 ? and got them promotion
to League One again 18 months later.
Hill added: ?Wembley will be
another precious memory, and I hope
down the years there will be as
many with Sidney as there have been
with my dad.
?Like that day I replaced him for
Wyresdale. Or the day after I played
for Blackburn Rovers? youth team
against Oldham at Boundary Park
when I was 16.
?Our coach Jim Furnell came up to
me afterwards and handed me the
letter that said I was being offered
an apprenticeship by the club.
?That?s still the proudest day of my
football life. I was able to share that
moment with my dad that day,
too.
?He was just a working
bloke but he took his
coaching
badges
and
actually
ended
up
spending more than 20
years working with kids
in New Jersey over in
America.
?He
just
loved
the
game, like I did ? I?d often play four
times in a weekend for our team.
?There would be Blackburn youth,
Saturday
afternoons,
a
Sunday
League team in the mornings, a
side in Chorley I?d often turn out
for on Sunday afternoons.
?We?d either be playing or training together or he would be there
watching me.
?Now there will be another
precious memory, one that will not
only involve my dad but will
involve Sidney.
?And who knows how football
will go for Sidney.
?He likes to tell us about his
?silky skills? ? only he doesn?t
actually have any yet!
?But he can pass the ball for
sure and he?s part of Hill
family?s football journey
now, one that started all
those years ago with
Grandad Grumpy.
?Maybe this part of
the journey will end in
glory, maybe not ? although
we?ll certainly be giving it a
real good go.
?We are not going there
to make up the numbers as
everyone saw in our 2?2
draw at home.
?But memories? We?ll be
making plenty of them.?
YOU KANE DO IT HERE
From Back Page
to a Uefa Cup and two FA Cups in the
1980s. Chairman Daniel Levy, who once had
a reputation for firing managers, told supporters this week that he would not now
sell a player without Pochettino?s say-so.
Poch said: ?We share the decision and
that?s good. If you disagree it is like you at
home. It?s a relationship like being married.
?When you disagree with your wife or
your girlfriend you fight until one gets the
final decision!
?The most important thing is to be clear
? he is the chairman and owner and I am
the manager. Of course if he brought me
here to work it is because he believes in
me and trusts in me. Of course he is going
to ask what I think about the football decisions of the club.
?Then, for me, it is so important to share
the decision because it?s the way that I like
to work. I?m an honest, transparent person
? it?s difficult for me to be different.
?I am like this with the players, staff and
my chairman.?
Former Real Madrid superstar Luis Figo
has told Kane and Dele Alli that any move
to the Bernabeu would be a step up ? but
believes Levy will not buckle over the duo.
Figo said: ?They are very good players,
top players, but it?s one thing to play in
Tottenham, another to play at Real Madrid.
?This is not lacking respect for Tottenham. It is like what it is. It?s playing at Real
Madrid ? it?s different in terms of pressure and it?s a lot of pressure, too.
?Kane is fantastic and Dele too. I love to
see them play and they are doing fantastic.
?But I don?t know if the president of
Tottenham is open to selling them!?
Kane is likely to be rested for Spurs? FA
Cup fifth-round replay with League One
strugglers Rochdale at Wembley tonight.
Defensive duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby
Alderweireld will be missing through injury.
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the penalty spot
before taking his
place on dad?s knee
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Dale blast
break plan
PLAY IT AGAIN . . . Davies? last-gasp leveller forces replay
ROCHDALE chairman Chris Dunphy has slammed
the FA and Premier League?s winter-break plans.
Pictures: DAVE
PINEGAR
Dunphy says abolishing fifth-round replays to give
the top flight a two-week rest in February would kill
the dreams of lower league clubs, as well as denying
them a potentially vital cash injection.
Rochdale stand to make �0,000 from tonight?s
fifth-round replay with Tottenham at Wembley.
Dunphy said: ?It?s sad to think we might be the
last lower league club in a fifth-round replay like
this one. It?s typical ? just another indication of how
the game is bowing to
Premier League money.
By KEN LAWRENCE
?This move shows how
irrelevant the FA Cup is earned tonight?s Wembley
to the big clubs. Maybe trip. But it seems the FA
they just want to come in is willing to trade the possibility of such romance in
at the semi-final stage.
?Replays away to glam- the fifth round of its flagour sides are a fantastic ship competition in order
source of revenue to to break the deadlock
smaller clubs. That will over a winter break.
It is understood talks
now be taken away.
?At Rochdale we?re very with the Premier League
lucky in that we are and Football League have
prudent and don?t over- led to a proposal for the
last-16 ties of the world?s
stretch financially.
?While the money we oldest knockout cup to
get from going to Wem- be played in midweek
bley is very welcome, and with no replays.
That would allow the
we?re not relying on it.
?But
a
fifth-round Premier League to stagreplay could be lifeblood ger one round of fixtures
over two weekends and
to other clubs.?
If Rochdale lose tonight in theory give all 20
they will still have raked clubs at least 13 days
in about �0,000 from without a game.
But the FA may face
their FA Cup run.
Most of that has gone penalties from broadcast
for
changing
on relaying the pitch at partners
Spotland
where
Steve existing deals and would
Davies?
stoppage-time expect
the
Premier
leveller in the first game League to compensate it.
A WINTER BREAK is on the horizon. Here,
SunSport answers the key questions:
WHAT?S THE PLAN?
TO give Prem clubs a winter break of at least 13
days in February, hopefully leading to England stars
being in a better state for major championships.
WHEN WOULD IT COME INTO EFFECT?
POCH SEMI AMUSED
By PAUL JIGGINS
MAURICIO POCHETTINO laughed
off claims Spurs would have an
that Wembley was supposed
unfair advantage if they reach ago
to be a disadvantage.
an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
?Remember
the
?Wembley
Tottenham are playing all of
their home games at the national
stadium this season while their
new ground is being built.
Rival clubs have voiced concerns
about the North Londoners being
able to play a possible last-four
clash under the Arch.
But Pochettino said: ?Now it's
an advantage! It wasn?t so long
hoodoo.? I have to laugh.
?Playing at Wembley is not an
advantage because we are playing
at a stadium that is massive
motivation for our opponents
to play ? even though we
are starting to feel comfortable
there.?
Pochettino is also concerned
about the Premier League?s plans
to introduce a winter break for
clubs.
He added: ?The Premier League
is the Premier League because it
is so very different and to keep
the same dynamic is so very
important.
?I don?t know how it is going
to work. We will have to see.
?You cannot fight the future
but, for me, you cannot stop
playing in England on Boxing
Day and over New Year because
it is the most beautiful time to
play football.?
PLAN is for the first break to come in 2020,
ahead of a European Championship in which
Wembley hosts seven games.
HOW WOULD IT WORK?
THE detail has not been released but 2020 could
look like this: Jan 25/26 FA Cup R4, Feb 1/2 five
PL games, Feb 8/9 five PL games, midweek Champions League/Europa League, Feb 15/16 full PL
programme, midweek CL/EL, Feb 22/23 full PL
programme, midweek FA Cup R5.
CLUBS IN EUROPE MAY NOT GET 13 DAYS?
DEPENDS. Prem teams who played on Feb 1/2
could be in Europe about ten days later. Possible
solutions would be arranging it so all clubs in
Europe are allocated Feb 8/9 games, or splitting
fixtures nearer the time to see who is still in.
WHO WINS?
THE Premier League, mostly. Yes, England players
may be less tired for big competitions, but it?s
the big Champions League clubs likely to feel the
biggest benefit. A cynic might suggest the Prem
might one day use the winter break fixtures to
experiment with playing games abroad.
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By CHARLIE WYETT
ANTONIO CONTE will be
offered a return to the
Italy job BEFORE the end
of the season.
His old Azzurri teammate Alessandro Costacurta, now the Italian FA?s
vice-commissioner,
confirmed the Chelsea boss is
first choice for the role.
Conte, whose Stamford
Bridge future is unclear,
managed
his
nation
between 2014 and 2016.
And Costacurta, who is
leading the search to
replace the sacked Gian
Piero Ventura, said: ?I
haven?t chosen yet but I
think Conte is the one
who could do the best.
?I?ll definitely contact
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YOU KANE
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HERE
SEARCHING
FOR SILVER
. . . Spurs ace
Harry Kane
Poch: He can win
pots at Spurs
By PAUL JIGGINS
MAURICIO POCHETTINO insists Harry
Kane does NOT have to quit Tottenham
to win trophies.
Ex-Spurs chief Andre Villas-Boas claimed
this week the striker must leave to get his
hands on silverware.
But current boss Poch (right)
believes Kane ? wanted by
Real Madrid ? can achieve
glory in North London.
He said: ?We?re all here to
help the club achieve and
win titles. Harry?s very happy
here. He wants to win titles
with us, like we all do.?
Pochettino took over at Tottenham
in May 2014 and is now the club?s
longest-serving boss since Keith
Burkinshaw, who led Spurs
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EXCLUSIVE by CHARLIE WYETT
MEXICO boss Juan Carlos Osorio is
dreaming of a big Premier League job.
He will proudly lead his side at the World
Cup this summer ? but has spent the
last week in England taking in games
featuring
Manchester
City,
Arsenal,
Liverpool and Chelsea.
The Colombian, 56, admits it
whetted his appetite for more.
Osorio said: ?Ultimately, I
would
love
to
be
in
the Premier League. It?s so
exciting.?
Full interview ?
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NICE
JUAN CARLOS OSORIO has taken charge
of seven clubs in his managerial
career ? including MLS sides New York
Red Bulls and Chicago Fire.
Osorio learned his
trade spying on
Liverpool from
�-a-week flat
Keegan gave him
job at Man City
...now he?s off
to Russia 2018
OVER the last few days
Juan Carlos Osorio has
watched Chelsea against
Barcelona.
He has kept an eye on
Javier Hernandez for West
Ham at Liverpool and was
invited to the Carabao Cup
final between Arsenal and
Manchester City to see his
former player, David Ospina.
Osorio, 56, is used to having
the best seat in the house.
And he will have an even better view of Germany?s opening
match at the World Cup in Russia as he manages the reigning
champions? opponents, Mexico.
It has not always been nice
seats high up in the stands of
the
world?s
greatest
football
grounds, though.
Because the Colombian went to
unprecedented lengths to watch
Liverpool train when he was
studying at the city?s university.
Two years of spying from a
house overlooking the Melwood
training ground ? via binoculars
? maintained his enthusiasm,
and kept his dream alive, of one
EXCLUSIVE by CHARLIE WYETT
day becoming a top manager.
The pathway, which included
being Manchester City?s conditioning coach, was always going
to be unconventional but the
hard work and the sacrifices
have paid off spectacularly.
Osorio said: ?In the 1980s, there
was a lot of money in Colombia
with some big stars, so I could
not play regularly.
?I stopped playing around 24
and planned to become a professional manager. I knew my way
would be a long way.
?I planned to be the best conditioning coach I could be and,
by doing that, would end up getting my coaching badges.
?I graduated in exercise science
and human performance from
Southern Connecticut State University. I graduated in 1990. I
worked from 1990 to 1997 in
youth soccer in New York.
?I told my wife Julieth ? and
we are still together today ? that
I wanted to chase my dream to
manage.
?So I sold everything, watches,
a car, to pay for two years to go
to John Moores University in
Liverpool to study a masters in
science and football. She stayed
in the States.
?I went to Liverpool?s training
ground at Melwood three days in
a row but they did not let me in.
?I started walking around and
found a small hole through the
brick so I could look.
?I looked back and I saw this
window overlooking the training
ground. I approached the house,
home of the McManus family.
?I spoke to the husband Tom
and asked to rent the room overlooking the pitch.
?I told them I wanted to
become a football coach and
would pay them � a week.
They said ?what?? But they let
me. Still today, I am still in
touch with that wonderful family.
?I could see everything. When
it was raining, and it rained a
lot, I looked through the window
with binoculars.
?It was 1998. The only time
they had two managers, Gerard
Houllier and Roy Evans.
?The
players
were
Robbie
Fowler and Steve McManaman.
They had a little forward called
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in association with
JUAN
OSORIO has won 29 of his 43
games in charge of the Mexican
national team, giving him a win
rate of 67 per cent.
MEXICO have reached the World Cup
quarter-finals on two occasions (1970
and 1986) ? and they hosted both
tournaments.
MEXICO are currently 17th in
the Fifa world rankings ? in
between England in 16th and
Iceland in 18th.
OSORIO FACTFILE
Born: Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia
Age: 56
PLAYING CAREER
Deportivo Pereira
1982-1984
Internacional
1984-1985
Once Caldas
1986-1987
MANAGERIAL CAREER
New York MetroStars
(conditioning coach)
2000-2001
Man City
(conditioning coach)
2001-2006
Millonarios
2006-07
Chicago Fire
2007
New York Red Bulls
2007-2009
Once Caldas
2010-2011
Puebla
2011-2012
Atletico
Nacional
2012-2015
Sao Paulo
2015
Mexico
2015-present
MANAGERIAL HONOURS
MLS Western Conference Colombian Primera Copa Colombia
(2008)
(2013, 2014)
(2012, 2013)
Juan Carlos
Osorio on...
DAVINSON SANCHEZ
IT?S great to see him at a
big club like Tottenham.
I spotted him playing in
Colombia in 2013, on pitches
open to the public.
I was manager of Atletico
Nacional in Medellin and
although I was having a few
rest days, I told my wife I was
going to watch some football.
I said ?You never know, I might
find someone?. And I did!
He was 16, in the youth
set-up at Cali but I brought
him to Medellin.
Davinson was a midfielder.
He was athletic, strong and
fast. I told him he?d a better
chance in central defence.
In 2016, Barcelona and
Ajax were interested in him. I
said, ?You?ve a better chance
going to a slightly smaller
club and show everyone you
can play. Maybe then you will
play in a better league?.
That is what happened.
PANAMA
MEXICAN RAVE . . .
Osorio will carry the
hopes of 127 million
people this summer
Picture: JAMIE McPHILIMEY
David Thompson. It was also the
start of Steven Gerrard?s career. I
used to watch the academy in the
evening as they only had one pitch.
?I went back to the United States
and got a job with New York MetroStars as a conditioning coach and
started to build a reputation.
?I once went to watch Chicago
Bulls basketball team train in 1984.
I watched Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman train. Everything they
did was game-related.
?After that, I told myself when I
coached, everything, even fitnesswise, would be game-related.?
In an ironic twist, it was a few
years later that Osorio returned to
the north west ? but this time in a
working capacity in the blue half of
Manchester.
He said: ?In 2001, I answered the
phone and they said it was Manchester City and I said ?f*** off? and
hung up. I thought that it was not
Manchester City. And they called
me back. Because it was.
?The flew me over for a trial. We
did a training session with the
reserves and youth which included
Shaun
Wright-Phillips,
Kasper
Schmeichel, Steve Ireland, Dickson
Etuhu, Nedum Onuoha, Joey Barton,
Daniel Sturridge. Joe Royle offered
me the job. I was not sure to leave
my wife again, so I turned it down.
?Two weeks later I got the same
call from Kevin Keegan, who was
now the manager.
?The first year was when they
were relegated again, to what is
now the Championship. It was
fantastic working for Keegan.
?Because City were not in
the Premier League, I
asked Alex Ferguson to
allow me to his training sessions at United.
I watched them a lot.
?He made a huge
impact on my career
on rotation and he
explained why all the
players need to be
involved.
?It is a way to make
them feel important. I
rotate my teams.
?I give opportunities to everyone.
Rotation is not a football principle
it is a life principle.
?If you want to make someone feel
important, you give them a chance.
You are inclusive. Not in easy games
but good games. It is about trust.?
Osorio went on to manage club
sides in Colombia, the United States
and Mexico before landing the job
as national boss in 2015.
Mexico topped their CONCACAF
World Cup qualifying group, with
the United States finishing fifth.
And now the man who spied on
Liverpool training sessions 20 years
ago will carry the hopes of 127 million people in this summer?s finals
in Russia.
An
engaging
character
with
perfect
English,
Osorio added: ?On the
field, I put my work
against anyone.
?The time I spent
in
England
was
extremely
productive
for me. I can never
thank enough for having that chance.
?In 2015, I took over as
Mexico manager. We only
lost one game in qualifying ?
that was in the last match against
Honduras but we had qualified.
?CONCACAF is difficult. The grass
is long. It is dry, they throw balls
on the field. People run up to the
pitch to stop the game.
?The temperatures are above 35C.
The stadiums are not very secure. It
City
called - I
told them
to f*** off
is a very difficult geographical zone.
To play football there can just be
unsafe. It can be dangerous, if I am
being honest.
?We have had tough matches.
Losing 7-0 to Chile in the Copa
America was the worst ? and we
actually beat them 1-0 in a friendly
17 days earlier.?
As for the future, this remains
unclear. The priority is the World
Cup, with Mexico?s preparations
including a friendly at home to
Scotland on June 2, before the
group matches against Germany,
South Korea and Sweden.
Osorio added: ?I have turned
down the possibility of extending
my contract with the Mexican association. The reason being I want to
be honest to my bosses.
?If we do well I would like to
continue. But I have been contacted
by other federations and I do have
feelings for other places.
?My boys were born in the States,
I would love to manage in England
because 
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